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Flashcards in SAT Vocabs #651-700 Deck (50)
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zephyr

a gentle, soft breeze

2

conflagration

large, disastrous fire

3

retort

to reply, esp. in a quick or witty manner

4

rebuff

to refuse someone; to reject an offer

5

ludicrous

ridiculous or exaggerated as to cause or deserve laughter; absurd

6

voluminous

having great size or fullness

7

orthography

proper spelling

8

facetious

playfully humorous

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mordant

bitingly sarcastic

10

permeate

to spread or flow throughout

11

intrepid

bold; fearless

12

erode

to wear away slowly

13

wield

to handle (for example a tool); to exert (for example power)

14

stationery

writing paper and envelopes

15

sacrilege

the intentional desecration or disrespectful treatment of something sacred

16

demographics

the distribution of human population groups

17

histrionic

overly dramatic, theatrical

18

waft

to float; to drift through

19

staccato

composed of abrupt, disconnected parts or sounds

20

amass

to accumulate, collect, store up

21

supine

lying on the back

22

impunity

exemption from punishment or harm

23

gratify

to please; to satisfy

24

topography

the surface features of a place, region or object

25

obviate

to stop from occurring; to prevent or make unnecessary

26

faction

a group within a larger group, usually one that produces dissent

27

mercantile

relating to business

28

lurch

to sway or tip abruptly to one side; to stagger

29

repertoire

the range of pieces an artist is prepared to perform

30

permutation

a thorough change in form; the act of changing a given set of elements in a group

31

neophyte

a beginner; an immature person who is learning

32

avert

to turn away

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solicit

to ask for; to seek

34

infamous

having a bad reputation

35

pore

to read or study carefully (used with "over")

36

charade

an obvious pretense or deception

37

ultimatum

a final demand or statement of terms

38

tantamount

equivalent in effect or value

39

rankle

to cause persistent irritation; to feel or express irritation or resentment

40

propitious

presenting favorable circumstances

41

wan

sickly pale; colorless

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poignant

sharply painful to the feelings

43

spat

a small argument or dispute

44

skirt

to lie along the edge of; to pass nearby or around, rather than through

45

obligatory

legally or morally requires; required as a routine course of action

46

profane

showing contempt towards what is sacred; nonreligious in subject matter

to treat with contempt, to degade

47

inure

to make used to something unpleasant (such as hardship, pain, etc.)

48

tantalize

to torment or tease by showing something desirable while keeping it out of reach

49

conspicuous

easy to notice; obvious; apparent

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puerile

childish; foolishly immature