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Flashcards in SAT Vocabs #601-650 Deck (50)
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alleviate

to reduce pain, esp. temporarily or without removing its cause

2

reprise

a recurrence or resumption of an action

to repeat

3

disparate

entirely unlike

4

jovial

full of hearty, playful good humor

5

denounce

to speak out against; to accuse publicy

6

forbear

to be patient or avoid doing

7

elucidate

to make something clear; to clarify

8

credible

capable of being believed

9

tamper

to interfere, esp. in order to damage or weaken

10

venerate

to look upon with respect and honor

11

venue

the location where something takes place, esp. a trial

12

oasis

a fertile place in a desert due to the presence of water; any place or thing offering relief from difficulty or dullness

13

evacuate

to remove the contents of; to discharge; to withdraw

14

parody

a humorous and ridiculous imitation

15

ossified

changed to bone; hardened, often figurative

16

recondite

not easily understood

17

malignant

very harmful; threatening death; cancerous(of a tumor)

18

prescribe

to set down as a rule

19

sordid

extremely dirt; morally corrupt

20

abash

to embarrass

21

efficacy

the power to produce the desired effect

22

misapprehension

a misunderstanding

23

benign

kindly; creating a favorable influence; (in medicine) not dangerous to one's health

24

baleful

harmful or threatening harm or evil

25

credit

to believe; to trust

26

fluster

to make nervous or upset

27

stymie

to obstruct; to stump

28

supersede

to replace

29

quell

to ease; to calm down

30

ambivalence

simultaneous existence of opposing feelings; uncertainty as to what to do