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Flashcards in SAT Vocabs #1900-2000 Deck (100)
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Estrange

To make hostile or indifferent, usually between two persons.

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Mortify

To humiliate; to fill with embarrassment.

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Contravene

To act counter to; to violate.

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Unscathed

Unharmed.

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Flamboyant

Extravagant; showy.

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Swagger

To walk in an arrogant manner.

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Watershed

A region that drains into a river, lake, or other body of water, a critical point that marks a division.

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Verbose

Wordy.

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Ostentatious

Showy; pretentious.

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Bill

To swindle; to cheat.

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Oratory

Public speaking, esp. marked by pompous rhetoric.

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Renown

Fame or celebrity.

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Eccentric

Unconventional; odd.

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Party

To deflect an attack.

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Tirade

An abusive speech.

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Auspicious

Showing signs of a favorable outcome; marked by favorable circumstances.

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Kowtow

To show servile deference; to touch the forehead to the ground as an act of respect.

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Hobbyhorse

A favorite pastime; a topic with which one is obsessed.

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Flabbergast

To overcome with astonishment.

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Dichotomy

A division into two contrasting or non-overlapping parts.

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Impasse

A dead-end.

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Erudite

Well-educated.

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Hackneyed

Made trite and commonplace by overuse; clichéd.

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Indolent

Lazy.

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Penchant

A strong liking.

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Debacle

An overwhelming defeat or failure.

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Ascendant

In a position of power or superiority.

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Dint

Power; effort.

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Peremptory

Having the nature of a command; permitting no denial.

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Desultory

Lacking a plan or purpose; unmethodical.

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Complement

Something that completes a whole or brings to perfection.

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Apotheosis

The ideal example; the elevation of a person to the rank of a god.

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Hyperbole

Exaggeration.

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Fetter

To confine, restrain, or keep down; chains; shackles.

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Forestall

To prevent or delay beforehand.

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Exult

To rejoice greatly.

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Collaborate

To work together, esp. at an intellectual effort.

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Scourge

A cause of widespread suffering.

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Bereaved

Suffering the loss of a lover one.

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Concomitant

Accompanying (of events); existing or occurring concurrently; something that exits or occurs concurrently.

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Monopoly

Exclusive possession or control; a company or group having that control.

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Scrupulous

Conscientious and exact; having principles.

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Supercilious

Feeling or showing proud contempt; smug; arrogant.

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Manifesto

A public declaration of principles, often political.

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Gait

Manner of moving on foot; rate or manner of proceeding.

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Diligent

Painstaking and steady.

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Bifurcate

To divide into two parts.

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Vignette

A small design or portrait; a brief scene (as from a movie) or literary sketch.

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Aberration

A departure from what is right, true, or expected.

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Cameo

A medallion or other piece of jewelry with a design in relief; a brief appearance in a film, play, or novel.

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Epigram

A short, cleverly-worded statement.

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Jettison

To throw overboard; to discard or abandon something no longer wanted.

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Amble

To walk slowly or leisurely.

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Ascetic

A person who denies him- or herself luxuries and leads an austere life, especially for religious reasons; characteristics of self-denial and self-discipline.

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Obliging

Ready to do favors; helpful; courteous.

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Edict

An authoritative order issued publicly; a decree.

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Requisite

Needed; necessary.

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Intrinsic

Relating to the essential nature of a something.

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Barb

A cutting or biting remark.

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Allude

To refer to indirectly.

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Trenchant

Keen and forceful; caustic.

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Unconscionable

Beyond reason; not restrained by conscience.

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Diatribe

Prolonged and bitter speech or writing.

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Reproof

An expression of disapproval; a rebuke.

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Didactic

Intended to teach; inclined to teach excessively.

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Attire

Clothes, esp. fancy or elaborate apparel.

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Recant

To formally take back a previous statement.

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Tenure

Holding or possession of an office or property; guaranteed permanent employment, esp. as a teacher.

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Unscrupulous

Proceeding ruthlessly; without regard for right or wrong.

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Laggard

A slow person; loiterer.

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Passé

Old fashioned; out-of-style.

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Upshot

The decisive or final result.

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Transcend

To exceed; to go beyond or above the limits.

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Probity

Complete and confirmed honesty.

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Tacit

Unspoken but understood; silent.

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Aegis

A protection; sponsorship.

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Anomaly

A departure from the regular pattern.

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Fulsome

Disgusting because excessive or insincere; repulsive.

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Gainsay

To deny; to declare false.

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Lionize

To look upon or treat as a celebrity.

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Esoteric

Known by or confined to a small number of people.

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Ameliorate

To improve; to become better.

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Implacable

Unable to be pacified; relentless.

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Nefarious

Very wicked; villainous.

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Buttress

To prop up or support.

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Incisive

Keen or penetrating in thought or expression.

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Tautology

Needless reputation of an idea in different words; a statement that is logically true no matter what.

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Synthesis

The combination of separate parts into a united whole.

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Appropriate

To set apart for a specific use; to take possession of, often without permission.

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Adulation

Excessive flattery or admiration.

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Covert

Concealed or disguised; not openly practiced.

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Feat

An act or accomplishment showing skill.

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Portly

Fat, esp. of one who had a stately, imposing bearing.

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Minuscule

Very small.

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Mollify

To soothe the temper; to pacify; to appease.

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Atrophy

A wasting away, esp. of body tissue.

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Eminent

Outstanding, distinguished, towering above others.

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Callow

Inexperienced; not developed; immature.

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Malediction

Evil talk about someone; slander; a curse.

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Glean

To gather bit by bit.