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Flashcards in SAT Vocabs #251-300 Deck (50)
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detriment

injury or damage

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succulent

full of juice; highly enjoyable

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immaterial

not significant or relevant

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pale

to decrease in relative importance

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humane

kind; compassionate

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incorrigible

unable to be corrected or reformed

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patrimony

inherited property, especially from a father or other male ancestor

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enumerate

to count off or list

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mannerism

a distinctive behavioral trait; an idiosyncrasy

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reserved

self-restrained and withdrawn in speech and manner

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benchmark

a standard to which other things are compared or by which they are measured

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bedlam

any place or condition of noise and confusion

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innovative

marked by a new or unusual way of doing things

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relent

to become less severe; to give in

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token

performed only as an indication of intent

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reflective

thoughtful

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opportune

suitable for a particular purpose; occurring at a favorable moment

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decoy

a thing or person used to lure or tempt into a trap

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boisterous

noisy and wild; unruly

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factious

causing dissession

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cudgel

a heavy, unusually short, stick or club

to hit with such a stick or club

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depict

to represent; to portray

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slander

a false, oral statement that damages a person's reputation

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arid

dry and barren; not interesting

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heterogeneous

not similar; very different; mixed together

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defray

provide for the payment of

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formidable

inspiring fear or dread

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patrician

a person of refined manners or background; a member of the aristocracy

aristocratic

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fume

to be in a state of anger

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procrastinate

to delay; to put off

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yoke

to join together; to unite closely

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circumscribe

to define the limits of

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resonant

strong and deep in tone

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relief

a distinction or prominence due to contrast

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Machiavellian

practicing deceit or cunning; favoring expediency over moral principle

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harbor

to give shelter; to entertain or nourish (a specific thought or feeling)

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havoc

great destruction and devastation

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premeditate

to think out, plan, or scheme beforehand

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recumbent

lying down in a position of comfort

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demean

to disrespect; to lower; to degrade; to ridicule

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chide

to scold

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byzantine

highly complicated or intricate; characterized by devious plotting

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lull

to soothe or calm; to deceive into truthfulness

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homogeneous

uniform; of the same kind

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hypothesis

a tentative explanation; something assumed true for the sake of argument or investigation

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shoal

an area of shallow water

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satire

irony, sarcasm, or caustic wit used to attack human vice or folly, esp. in a literary work

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goad

to prod or urge, as if with a pointed stick

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figment

something that is created; something that is imagined

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centrifugal

moving away from the center