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Flashcards in SAT Vocabs #1551-1600 Deck (50)
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Recount

To tell in detail.

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Paean

A song of joy, triumph, or praise.

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Soporific

Promoting sleep.

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Meticulous

Extremely or excessively careful about details; finicky.

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Retrench

To reduce, esp. expenses.

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Scrutiny

Close examination; minute inspection; a careful watch.

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Dilatory

Characterized by delay; tardy.

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Coddle

To treat indulgently.

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Fledgling

A young, inexperienced person; a young bird just growing feathers.

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Éclat

Great brilliance, as of performance or achievement; conspicuous success.

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Commensurate

Equal in proportion; having the same size, duration, etc.

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Arraign

To bring before a court to answer a legal charge.

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Ingratiate

To bring oneself into another's favor or good graces by conscious effort.

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Posit

To assume as a fact or principle.

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Vociferous

Loud and vehement.

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Ravenous

Very hungry.

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Ensconce

To settle securely or snugly.

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Corroborate

To strengthen; to confirm; to support.

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Proximity

Closeness.

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Derelict

Abandoned; negligent.

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Zest

Hearty enjoyment; flavor or interest.

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Facile

With effortless ease; without proper care; superficial.

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Demeanor

Outward behavior, esp. that reveals one's personality or attitude.

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Enmity

The bitter attitude or feelings of an enemy or of mutual enemies.

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Ostracize

To shun.

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Verbatim

Word for word.

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Unfledged

Not yet grown; immature; undeveloped.

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Erstwhile

Former; of an earlier time.

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Dowdy

Lacking in neatness or style; shabby.

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Schema

An outline or model, often drawn as a diagram.

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Pivotal

Crucial.

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Chimerical

Created by or as if by a fanciful imagination.

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Invigorate

To give strength and energy to.

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Wheedle

To persuade or obtain through flattery or cunning.

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Saunter

To walk in a leisurely manner.

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Congregate

To assemble into a group.

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Behemoth

An enormous animal or person.

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Cede

To give or formally surrender to another.

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Duplicate

To request with great humility, as through by praying.

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Attribute

To assign as the source.

Quality, characteristic.

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Beguile

To deceive by charm.

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Anthropomorphism

The attribution of human characteristics to animals or inanimate objects.

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Sentinel

One who keeps watch.

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Chronicle

A recording of events in order of time.

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Niche

A place or situation suited for a person or thing; a recess in a wall.

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Foible

A minor weakness of character.

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Preoccupied

Absorbed in thought; engrossed.

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Propensity

A natural inclination; a tendency.

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Circumspect

Showing discretion and careful judgement.

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Stigma

A sign of disgrace; a mark that lowers a reputation.