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Flashcards in SAT Vocabs #1851-1900 Deck (50)
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Proselytize

To try to convert someone to one's own faith or cause.

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Heckle

To harass (a speaker) with questions or taunts.

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Emaciated

Made thin unnaturally; abnormally thin due to starvation.

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Insurrection

A rebellion.

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Wallow

To roll about lazily, in or as if in water, snow or mud; to revel.

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Hygienic

Tending to promote or preserve health.

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Subjugate

To bring under control; to conquer.

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Boon

A welcome benefit.

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Catalyst

Something or someone that initiates a reaction, esp. without being involved in or changed by the consequences.

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Plebeian

Common.

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Penurious

Stingy, exhibiting a petty unwillingness to spend money.

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Imbroglio

A confused misunderstanding or disagreement.

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Albeit

Although.

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Nostrum

A potion given as a medicine of doubtful effectiveness.

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Obfuscate

To make difficult to understand; to make indistinct.

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Parley

A discussion, esp. between enemies to resolve disputes.

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Tactile

Of or related to the sense of touch.

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Humid

Moist.

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Jeer

To make fun of.

Mockery.

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Suffuse

To spread through or over (as with light or color).

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Rubric

A category, class, title, or name.

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Condolence

Sympathy with another in sorrow.

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Haphazard

Occurring or happening by mere chance.

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Panegyric

Elaborate praise, esp. in a formal, public setting.

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Fervid

Extremely emotional; passionate.

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Criterion

A measurable value; a standard for judging.

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Entreaty

An earnest plea or request.

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Nonchalant

Seemingly unconcerned or indifferent.

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Lukewarm

Mildly warm; lacking enthusiasm.

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Iconoclast

One who attacks and seeks to destroy widely accepted ideas.

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Enigma

Something that is puzzling, ambiguous, mysterious, or inexplicable; a perplexing puzzle.

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Circumlocution

An indirect or wordy way of expressing an idea.

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Alchemy

Medieval chemistry, esp. the attempt to change common metals into gold.

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Bona fide

Genuine.

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Indoctrinate

To teach to accept a belief uncritically.

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Reiterate

To repeat.

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Pathology

The study of the cause and development of disease; a departure from a normal condition.

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Grandiloquent

Using excessively fancy or pompous words.

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Cachet

A mark of distinction.

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Drone

To make a continuous, low buzzing or humming sound; to speak monotonously.

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Hamper

To keep from moving or acting freely.

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Discursive

Covering a wide range of subjects; rambling.

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Inaugurate

To formally bring into office at the beginning of a term.

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Reconcile

To make friendly again; to settle a dispute; to make seemingly incompatible things for together or coexist.

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Emit

To send forth; to give out.

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Distraught

Anxious or agitated.

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Charisma

A quality of leadership that inspires great devotion in one's followers; personal magnetism or charm.

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Vex

To disturb; to distress.

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Diaphanous

Of transparent or translucently fine texture; delicate and insubstantial.

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Detract

To take away a desirable part; to diminish.