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Flashcards in SAT Vocabs #551-600 Deck (50)
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boor

someone who is impolite and rude

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dogma

a specific set of ideas or beliefs, esp. religious or asserted to be absolutely true

3

secluded

hidden; removed; sheltered

4

trifle

something that lacks significance or worth

5

preclude

to make impossible; to prevent the occurrence of

6

limpid

perfectly clear; transparent

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purse

to contract into wrinkles or folds; to pucker

8

stricture

a restraint or limit

9

retire

to retreat, as from battle

10

pact

an agreement between persons, groups or nations

11

hibernate

sleep throughout the winter

12

paltry

lacking importance or worth; contemptibly small

13

clan

a group of several families descended from a common ancestor and sharing a family name

14

rejoinder

an answer, esp. to another answer

15

lineage

direct descent from an ancestor; derivation

16

mania

an excessively intense desire

17

squabble

a noisy argument, esp. over an unimportant matter

18

ruse

an action or device intended to decieve

19

induce

to influence, esp. by persuasion; to bring about; to infer by inductive reasoning

20

morbid

gruesome; awful

21

sabatoge

to deliberately obstruct or destoy

22

urbane

sophisticated

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livid

extremely angry; discolored, as from a bruise; pale, ashen

24

misogyny

hatred of women

25

droll

amusing in an odd or wry way

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corpulent

very fat; obese

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resolve

to make a firm decision; to find a solution to

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acute

sharp; clever; severe

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ponderous

clumsy and heavy; boring and labored

30

accord

agreement

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vanquish

to defeat, esp. totally

32

exasperate

to make very impatient; to annoy greatly

33

trite

worn out, used too often

34

telling

strikingly effective

35

voluble

talkative

36

dampen

to deaden, restrain, or repress

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transparent

obvious; undisguised

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perspicacious

having keen perception or understanding

39

tamp

to pack tightly by tapping repeatedly

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provisional

provided for the time being; temporary

41

nepotism

showing favoritism to relatives

42

extant

currently or actually existing

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scathing

very harsh in something, like a remark

44

sequel

something that follows

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carpricious

erratic; tending to change abruptly

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headstrong

showing determination

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ebullient

in high spirits; boiling or seeming to boil

48

confound

to mix up or lump together indiscriminately; to confuse

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ominous

threatening harm; showing evil

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offset

to balance or counteract