Flashcards in SAT Vocabs #1900-2000 Deck (100)
To make hostile or indifferent, usually between two persons.
To humiliate; to fill with embarrassment.
To act counter to; to violate.
To walk in an arrogant manner.
A region that drains into a river, lake, or other body of water, a critical point that marks a division.
To swindle; to cheat.
Public speaking, esp. marked by pompous rhetoric.
Fame or celebrity.
To deflect an attack.
An abusive speech.
Showing signs of a favorable outcome; marked by favorable circumstances.
To show servile deference; to touch the forehead to the ground as an act of respect.
A favorite pastime; a topic with which one is obsessed.
To overcome with astonishment.
A division into two contrasting or non-overlapping parts.
Made trite and commonplace by overuse; clichéd.
A strong liking.
An overwhelming defeat or failure.
In a position of power or superiority.
Having the nature of a command; permitting no denial.
Lacking a plan or purpose; unmethodical.
Something that completes a whole or brings to perfection.
The ideal example; the elevation of a person to the rank of a god.
To confine, restrain, or keep down; chains; shackles.
To prevent or delay beforehand.
To rejoice greatly.
To work together, esp. at an intellectual effort.
A cause of widespread suffering.
Suffering the loss of a lover one.
Accompanying (of events); existing or occurring concurrently; something that exits or occurs concurrently.
Exclusive possession or control; a company or group having that control.
Conscientious and exact; having principles.
Feeling or showing proud contempt; smug; arrogant.
A public declaration of principles, often political.
Manner of moving on foot; rate or manner of proceeding.
Painstaking and steady.
To divide into two parts.
A small design or portrait; a brief scene (as from a movie) or literary sketch.
A departure from what is right, true, or expected.
A medallion or other piece of jewelry with a design in relief; a brief appearance in a film, play, or novel.
A short, cleverly-worded statement.
To throw overboard; to discard or abandon something no longer wanted.
To walk slowly or leisurely.
A person who denies him- or herself luxuries and leads an austere life, especially for religious reasons; characteristics of self-denial and self-discipline.
Ready to do favors; helpful; courteous.
An authoritative order issued publicly; a decree.
Relating to the essential nature of a something.
A cutting or biting remark.
To refer to indirectly.
Keen and forceful; caustic.
Beyond reason; not restrained by conscience.
Prolonged and bitter speech or writing.
An expression of disapproval; a rebuke.
Intended to teach; inclined to teach excessively.
Clothes, esp. fancy or elaborate apparel.
To formally take back a previous statement.
Holding or possession of an office or property; guaranteed permanent employment, esp. as a teacher.
Proceeding ruthlessly; without regard for right or wrong.
A slow person; loiterer.
Old fashioned; out-of-style.
The decisive or final result.
To exceed; to go beyond or above the limits.
Complete and confirmed honesty.
Unspoken but understood; silent.
A protection; sponsorship.
A departure from the regular pattern.
Disgusting because excessive or insincere; repulsive.
To deny; to declare false.
To look upon or treat as a celebrity.
Known by or confined to a small number of people.
To improve; to become better.
Unable to be pacified; relentless.
Very wicked; villainous.
To prop up or support.
Keen or penetrating in thought or expression.
Needless reputation of an idea in different words; a statement that is logically true no matter what.
The combination of separate parts into a united whole.
To set apart for a specific use; to take possession of, often without permission.
Excessive flattery or admiration.
Concealed or disguised; not openly practiced.
An act or accomplishment showing skill.
Fat, esp. of one who had a stately, imposing bearing.
To soothe the temper; to pacify; to appease.
A wasting away, esp. of body tissue.
Outstanding, distinguished, towering above others.
Inexperienced; not developed; immature.
Evil talk about someone; slander; a curse.