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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

31

timorous

full of fear

32

impecunious

having no money; poor; penniless

33

adamant

stubbornly unyielding; impervious to pleas, appeals, or reason

34

melee

a noisy, confused fight

35

euphemism

the substitution of an agreeable word or phrase to replace one that might offend

36

rouse

to wake or provake

37

mettle

courage; strength of character

38

unremitting

constant; not stopping

39

ornery

mean-spirited and contrary in attitude

40

curriculum

all the courses of study offered by an educational institution

41

oscillate

to move back and forth regularly

42

replete

well-filled; abundantly supplied

43

synopsis

a short summary that outlines the main points of something

44

surmount

to overcome (e.g., an obstacle) to climb to the top of

45

assent

formal agreement

to agree formally

46

discord

conflict or disagreement

47

conclusive

serving to settle a matter or put an end to doubt

48

endearment

an act expressing affection; fondness

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impotent

powerless; helpless; ineffective

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stature

height of a person or animal in an upright position; level of achievement