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Flashcards in SAT Vocabs #351-400 Deck (50)
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Accrue

To come as a gain; to increase.

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Hidebound

Narrow-minded.

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Matrix

A surrounding substance within which something else originates or is contained.

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Spartan

Hardy, frugal and highly disciplined; not lavish or luxurious.

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Dregs

The worst part; the sediment in a liquid.

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Perplex

To puzzle, confuse, or bewilder.

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Onus

An unpleasant task or duty; a burden or obligation.

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Station

Social position.

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Sedition

The promotion of rebellion against the government.

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Maverick

One who rebels; a nonconformist; an individualist.

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Lacerate

To rip, cut, or tear; to cause deep emotional pain.

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Convoluted

Intricate; complicated.

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Tedious

Boring; tiresome; monotonous.

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Epicure

One with refined tastes, esp. in food and wine.

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Temper

To bring down in tone; to moderate; to soften.

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Counter

To offer in response.

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Gourmet

A connoisseur of food and drink.

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Dissemble

To deceive or conceal; to hide one's motives; to simulate.

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Sodden

Thoroughly wet, drenched.

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Grapple

To struggle with something; to grip and hold.

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Hefty

Heavy; big and strong, muscular; of considerable size or amount.

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Flaccid

Lacking firmness.

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Bellwether

Something that serves as an indicator or leader of future trends.

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Compunction

A feeling of uneasiness caused by a sense of guilt.

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Gale

A strong wind.

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Assuage

To lessen pain or distress.

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Adjacent

Adjoining; next to.

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Gala

Characterized by festivity.

A festive occasion, esp. a lavish social event.

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Mediate

To resolve (arguments or disputes) by working with the conflicting parties.

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Empathy

Ability to understand and identify with another's feelings and emotions.

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Skeptical

Tending to question or doubt.

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Veneer

An attractive, ultimately misleading outward show; thin layer.

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Illuminate

To light up.

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Fluent

Easy; graceful.

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Cascade

A waterfall or series of small waterfalls; a succession of stages, processes, or units.

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Curb

To restrain or control.

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Civic

Pertaining to a city or citizen.

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Binge

A period of uncontrolled self-indulgence.

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Pittance

A small amount, esp. of money.

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Dilemma

A situation in which one must choose between two equally bad alternatives.

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Lair

The dwelling of a wild animal.

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Qualify

To modify, limit, or restrict, as by giving exceptions.

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Determinate

Having exact limits; final; firm in purpose.

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Anecdote

A brief story, often humorous.

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Paramount

Supreme; ranking higher than others in power or importance.

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Voluntary

Willing; unforced.

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Refuge

A shelter or sanctuary.

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Balmy

Soothing, mild, pleasant.

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Counterintuitive

Contrary to intuition or common sense.

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Replicate

To copy, reproduce, or repeat.