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Flashcards in SAT Vocabs #1701-1750 Deck (50)
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dissonant

harsh and disagreeable in sound

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exude

to give off; to emit; to radiate

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parity

similarity; equality; sameness

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entice

to attract or lure

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machination

an artful or secret plot or scheme

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incumbent

necessary or obligatory

a person who currently holds a particular position

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vindictive

seeking revenge; marked by a desire to hurt

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remorse

sadness or regret for what one has done

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decipher

to read or interpret something confusing or illegible; to convert from a code

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stipend

a fixed and regular payment

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canon

a law or body of laws, esp. religious; an established principle or basis for judgment; the works of a writer that have been accepted or authentic

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onslaught

a severe attack

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patent

obvious; evident

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parochial

restricted; limited; narrow; local

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hinder

to keep back; to block progress

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champion

to support or defend

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orthodox

accepting the usual beliefs, esp. religious

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quiver

to shake; to tremble from fear or cold

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encroach

to infringe; to intrude; to trespass

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oligarchy

a government in which only few people have power

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irk

to irritate or be wearisome

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rhetoric

persuasive or artful use of language

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lineaments

any of the features of the body, usually the face

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abyss

a deep, bottomless chasm; immeasurable depth

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omniscient

all-knowing

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stint

to limit to a certain quantity, usually small; to be sparing in giving or using

definite period of time spent at a particular activity

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eclipse

to overshadow

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rarefied

elevated in character; belonging to a select group

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eclectic

composed of materials from various sources

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sardonic

bitterly sneering; mocking

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dilettante

one who engages an art with only superficial skill; an amateur

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succinct

expressed without wasted words

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hector

to harass, to bully

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heresy

deviation from church doctrine or from an established belief

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peruse

to read carefully

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attest

to give evidence that something is true or genuine

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philistine

a narrow-minded person with no interest in the arts

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sedulous

working hard and steadily; diligent

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dissect

to cut into parts for analysis

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invective

language that abuses or denounces

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protean

easily taking on different forms

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seemly

proper or fitting with respect to established customs

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gist

the main objective or point

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turmoil

extreme confusion; uproar

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cavalier

casual, disdainful

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omen

an indication of the future

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pastoral

relating to country life, esp. of shepherds; rustic

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kitsch

art characterized by sentimental, often pretentious bad taste

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peerless

unrivaled

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pertinent

relevant