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Flashcards in SAT Vocabs #701-750 Deck (50)
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pensive

thinking deeply or seriously, often of sad things

2

confide

to tell something in secret

3

reek

to give off a strong, unpleasant odor; to be pervaded with something unpleasant

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salutary

beneficial; favorable to health

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enormity

great wickedness; an evil act

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serene

calm and peaceful

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perfunctory

done without care or interest or merely as a form of routine

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ghastly

terrible; horrible

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stately

dignified and handsome, esp. in size or proportion

10

corrode

to eat into; destroy gradually, as by a chemical process

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mundane

typical of this world; commonplace

12

precept

a rule of action or conduct

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belligerent

eager to fight; aggressive; engaged in warfare

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colossal

very large

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opprobrium

a bad reputation or disgrace gained after a specific action

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invidious

tending to arouse hostility or resentment

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flagrant

conspicuously bad or offensive

18

hymn

a religious song; a song of praise

19

juggernaut

a terrible, irresistible force

20

hospitable

friendly, kind, and solicitous toward guests; receptive or open

21

till

to prepare the soil for planting

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abeyance

a suspension of activity

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stationary

not moving

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tepid

moderately warm; lacking force or enthusiasm

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rigor

strictness or severity

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whet

to sharpen; to make keen

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recrimination

a reply to one charge with a countercharge

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evasive

intending to avoid; misleading

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scope

the range or extent of something

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sacred

worthy of worship; made holy

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surreptitious

done secretly, often of something unseemly or unethical

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redeem

to turn in and receive something in exchange; to make up for

33

immutable

unchangeable

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slovenly

careless about one's own appearance

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spate

a large number or amount of something, esp. in a brief time

36

transgression

a violation of law; the exceeding of proper boundaries

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desecrate

to violate the religious quality of something

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etiquette

the forms of behavior of polite society

39

red tape

procedures or forms necessary for a task, esp. excessively complicated steps as part of a bureaucratic process

40

conscript

to draft compulsorily, esp. into military service

a draftee

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ignominy

shame; dishonor

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temerity

excessive boldness or rashness

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monograph

a scholarly book on a narrow subject

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turpitude

immoral behavior

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thrift

care in managing money or other resources

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shroud

to conceal

something that covers

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procure

to obtain or acquire

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desideratum

something needed and wanted

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subsist

to maintain life

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metaphor

a figure of speech calling one thing another to imply likeness