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Flashcards in SAT Vocabs #1801-1850 Deck (50)
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Raillery

Light, good-natured ridicule or satire.

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Redoubtable

Fearsome; formidable.

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Posthumous

Done or occurring after death.

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Stultify

To cause to lose interest, become bored, or feel dull and not alert.

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Tax

To make difficult or excessive demands upon.

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Apex

The highest point.

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Missive

A written message.

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Bastion

A well-fortified place; a source of protection.

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Conduit

A channel for conducting fluids; a means by which something is transmitted.

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Lithe

Limber and graceful; supple.

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Secede

To withdraw formally from an alliance or membership.

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Quagmire

Wet, boggy ground; a difficult situation.

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Plunder

To rob; to take wrongfully.

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Listless

Having no interest in what is going on about one; languid; spiritless.

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Wizened

Wrinkled from aging.

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Heterodox

Not in agreement with accepted beliefs, esp. religious dogma.

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Vacillate

To swing back and forth.

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Impeccable

Flawless.

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Headlong

With uncontrolled speed and force.

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Languish

To lose strength or health; to remain neglected.

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Jostle

To push and shove; to move by pushing or elbowing.

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Inhibit

To hold back.

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Gouge

A chisel with a rounded blade; to cut or scoop out, as with such a chisel.

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Lapse

To decline from a precious level or standard; to come to an end.

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Conciliate

To overcome or try to overcome distrust or hatred through friendly acts.

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Persevere

To remain constant despite obstacles.

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Valedictory

A farewell speech.

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Trace

A faint amount.

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Inclement

Harsh; severe (usually of weather).

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Compound

A building or group of buildings enclosed by a barrier.

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Schism

A division; a split; a break.

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Taut

Tense; very tight.

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Lucrative

Producing wealth; profitable.

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Magnate

A very important or influential person, esp. in business.

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Incur

To acquire or sustain something undesirable.

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Spurious

Not genuine; false.

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Frenetic

Wildly excited or active.

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Obeisance

A gesture, such as a bow or curtsy, that expresses respect or obedience; an attitude of deference, respect, or obedience.

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Magisterial

Characteristics of a master or teacher; stately dignified in manner or appearance; overbearing.

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Burly

Strong and muscular.

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Besiege

To crowd on; to move in on; to overwhelm.

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Facsimile

An exact copy.

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Trajectory

The path or a moving body through space.

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Prepossessing

Impressing favorably.

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Bemuse

To confuse or stupefy.

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Aggravate

To worsen.

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Ersatz

Artificial; not genuine; fake.

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Motley

Having elements of great variety; composed of many colors.

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Interject

To insert between other things.

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Imperious

Domineering, marked by arrogant assurance.