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Flashcards in SAT Vocabs #901-950 Deck (50)
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megalomania

a condition marked by delusional fantasies of power, wealth, or omnipotence

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ingenious

inventive, cunning, clever

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grudge

to be reluctant to give or admit

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concurrent

happening at the same time; acting together

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mesmerize

to hypnotize or spellbind

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convalesce

to recover from illness; to recuperate

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implore

to ask for urgently; to beg

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incandescent

shining; glowing from within

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rhapsody

a state of great happiness; such a state expressed in speech or writing

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penitent

feeling regret

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polymath

one who knows a great deal about several different fields

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incense

to make angry; to enrage

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mortal

subject to death; causing death

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eloquent

articulate; convincing and effective in speech

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predilection

a special liking for something; a preference

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macabre

suggesting the horror of death

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tourniquet

a device, usually an encircling bandage, used to cut off the flow of blood

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itinerary

a route or proposed route for a journey

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brawn

muscles; strength

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idiom

a style or manner of expression peculiar to an individual or group; an expression that cannot be understood from the individual meanings of its words (e.g., "keep tabs on")

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averse

opposed, reluctant; repelled

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hodgepodge

mixture; combination

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anterior

placed before or in front; earlier

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sedentary

sitting down most of the time

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mammoth

very large; of clumsy or unwieldy size

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evanescent

fading from sight; transient

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postulate

to assume as true, esp. as a precondition in a chain of reasoning

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pariah

a social outcast

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shoddy

inferior or cheap

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pernicious

very harmful or destructive

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revel

to delight, to enjoy (used with "in")

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exhaustive

thorough

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predatory

characterized by robbing or exploiting others; living by capturing and feeding on other animals

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hogwash

worthless or false speech or writing

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virulent

extremely infectious or harmful; bitterly hostile

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extraneous

not an essential part of; unimportant

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advent

a coming or an arrival, esp. of something very important

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concoct

to invent; to create by combining ingredients, as in cooking

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accost

to approach and speak to, usually aggressively

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luminescent

emitting light not derived from heat, e.g., through chemical reaction

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circuitous

being or taking a roundabout, lengthy course

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kudos

glory; fame

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litany

a long, repetitive recitation

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grime

dirt; mud

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coalesce

to grow together; to merge into a single body

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effusive

overflowing; excessively emotional

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impetuous

characterized by sudden emotion, energy, etc.; impulsive and passionate

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expanse

a large amount of something spread out

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displace

to take the place of

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heady

intoxicating; exhilarating