English Vocabulary Flash Cards: SAT Vocabulary Power (6-57)

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absence
  • the fact of not being present or available
  • lacking in attention to immediate surroundings or business
anemometer
  • an instrument for measuring the force or velocity of wind
  • pertaining to or producing loss of sensation
assiduous
  • diligent
  • one who is appointed to act for another in the management of certain property and interests
biograph
  • a bibliographical sketch or notice
  • a written account of one's life, actions, and character
casual
  • accidental, by chance
  • a fatal or serious accident or disaster
compulsion
  • coercion
  • forced
coquette
  • a flirt
  • an ornamental molding running round the walls of a room close to the ceiling
deflect
  • to cause to turn aside or downward
  • to clear of forests
diplomatic
  • characterized by special tact in negotiations
  • one remarkable for tact and shrewd management
dramatize
  • to relate or represent in a dramatic or theatrical manner
  • acting vigorously
enthusiastic
  • full of zeal and fervor
  • a complete thing
extenuate
  • to diminish the gravity or importance of
  • that which is outside
forgo
  • to deny oneself
  • relative disposition of parts
grisly
  • fear-inspiring
  • incongruously composed or ill-proportioned
illusion
  • deceptive
  • an unreal image presented to the senses
indiscriminate
  • promiscuous
  • necessary or requisite for the purpose
induct
  • to bring in
  • the yielding to inclination, passion, desire, or propensity in oneself or another
insistent
  • urgent
  • pride or haughtiness exhibited in contemptuous and overbearing treatment of others
jeopardize
  • to imperil
  • one of a party in Great Britain in favor of spirited and demonstrative foreign policy
leaflet
  • a little leaf or a booklet
  • to make light by fermentation, as dough
lithesome
  • nimble
  • a print made by printing from stone
mongrel
  • the progeny resulting from the crossing of different breeds or varieties
  • friendly counsel given by way of warning and implying caution or reproof
negotiable
  • to bargain with others for an agreement, as for a treaty or transfer of property
  • a goddess
  • divinity of chastisement and vengeance
obvert
  • to turn the front or principal side of (a thing) toward any person or object
  • to clear away or provide for, as an objection or difficulty
pact
  • a covenant
  • a worshiper of false gods
persist
  • to continue steadfast against opposition
  • a fixed adherence to a resolve, course of conduct, or the like
personage
  • a man or woman as an individual, especially one of rank or high station
  • not general or public
perspicacity
  • lucid
  • acuteness or discernment
reaction
  • tendency towards a former, or opposite state of things, as after reform, revolution, or inflation
  • pertaining to, of the nature of, causing, or favoring reaction
reciprocal
  • mutually interchangeable or convertible
  • to give and take mutually
rhapsody
  • rapt or rapturous utterance
  • the art of discourse
similar
  • bearing resemblance to one another or to something else
  • a comparison which directs the mind to the representative object itself
stolid
  • expressing no power of feeling or perceiving
  • a narrow passage of water connecting two larger bodies of water
therefor
  • for that or this
  • of or pertaining to heat
transmute
  • to change in nature, substance, or form
  • easy to see through or understand
unbelief
  • doubt
  • impartial, as judgment