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Flashcards in SAT Vocabs #951-1000 Deck (50)
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mishap

an unlucky or unfortunate accident

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mendacious

lying; false, esp. habitually

3

prodigal

exceedingly or recklessly wasteful

prodigality

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proscribe

to prohibit or forbid; to denounce

proscription

5

foreboding

a sense of impending evil, esp. one without definite cause

6

curator

a person in charge of a museum

7

sponatenous

occurring naturally or without forethought

8

propagate

to multiply or reproduce; to transmit; to extend to a wider area

9

infer

to reason or conclude from evidence

10

bolster

to support or strengthen

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vacuous

lacking substance or intelligence

12

visceral

instinctive; relating to the internal organs

13

mutilate

to disfigure by damaging irreparably

mutliation

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subservient

subordinate in function; obsequious

15

insouciant

calm and untroubled; carefree; indifferent

insouciance

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Precursor

Someone or something that comes before another and announces or suggests what is to come.

17

Ruminate

To ponder at length.

Ruminative.

18

Obscene

Offensive to accepted standards of decency or modesty.

Obscenity.

19

Accolade

An award or honor; a sign of great respect.

20

Suffrage

The right to vote.

21

Manifold

Of many kinds; numerous and varied.

22

Acclimate

To make comfortable in a new environment; to adapt to.

Acclimation.

23

Impostor

A person using a false identity.

24

Echelon

A level within an organization.

25

Quiescent

Inactive, often suggesting a temporary state.

Quiescence.

26

Marquee

A sign over the entrance to a public building.

27

Affront

An open insult, usually intentional.

Affront.

28

Bestow

To present or give (used with "on").

29

Deign

To stoop to a level considered beneath one's dignity.

30

Leviathan

Something enormous and powerful; a sea monster.

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Gaudy

Characterized by tasteless or showy colors.

32

obsolescent

becoming out-of-date; going out of use

obsolescence

33

feisty

irritable; quarrelsome; full of spirit

34

onerous

burdensome, hard to bear

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threadbare

old and worn out

36

metamorphosis

a transformation, as by magic; a marked change in appearance or function

metamorphose

37

renege

to fail to carry out a promise

38

humbug

something done to trick or deceive

39

counsel

advice or guidance

to give guidance to

40

adhere

to stick to; to be a firm follower

adhesion; adherent

41

iniquity

extreme immorality or injustice; wickedness

inquitious

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obituary

a newspaper account of a person's death, usually including biological information

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sleuth

a detective

44

fecund

producing offspring; fruitful; intellectually productive

45

progeny

children or descendants

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proficient

very skillful, esp. through training

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lurid

causing shock or horror; tastelessly vivid; glowing like fire through a haze

48

grueling

exhausting

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farce

a comedy based on crudely humorous, unlikely situations; something absurd or ridiculous, as an obvious pretense

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prognosis

the anticipated progress of recovery