English Vocabulary Flash Cards: SAT Vocabulary Power (7-60)

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abridgment
  • a condensed form as of a book or play
  • to abolish, repeal
angular
  • sharp-cornered
  • withered
assuage
  • to cause to be less harsh, violent, or severe, as excitement, appetite, pain, or disease
  • harsh in disposition or character
blase
  • sated with pleasure
  • to indulge in profane oaths
atholicism
  • the system, doctrine, and practice of the Roman Catholic Church
  • universal prevalence or acceptance
conceive
  • to form an idea, mental image or thought of
  • a musical composition
corporal
  • belonging or relating to the body as opposed to the mind
  • belonging to a corporation
degeneracy
  • a becoming worse
  • to become worse or inferior
disapprove
  • to regard with blame
  • to deprive of weapons
duckling
  • a young duck
  • capable of being drawn out, as into wire or a thread
entrench
  • to fortify or protect, as with a trench or ditch and wall
  • to interweave
extort
  • to obtain by violence, threats, compulsion, or the subjection of another to some necessity
  • the practice of obtaining by violence or compulsion
forth
  • into notice or view
  • with directness
guileless
  • frank
  • an English monetary unit
imbroglio
  • a misunderstanding attended by ill feeling, perplexity, or strife
  • to wet or moisten
inadequate
  • insufficient
  • not to be approved, considered, or allowed, as testimony
mountainous
  • full of or abounding in mountains
  • as much as can be or is usually put into the or exercise
oblong
  • detestable
  • longer than broad: applied most commonly to rectangular objects considerably elongated
parlance
  • mode of speech
  • to converse in
prickle
  • conceited
  • to puncture slightly with fine, sharp points
prim
  • first
  • stiffly proper
pyromania
  • an insane propensity to set things on fire
  • pertaining to fireworks or their manufacture
rectitude
  • to recover
  • the quality of being upright in principles and conduct
relent
  • to yield
  • bearing upon the matter in hand
sapid
  • affecting the sense of taste
  • deep wisdom or knowledge
sarcophagus
  • a stone coffin or a chest-like tomb
  • scornfully or bitterly sarcastic
severance
  • extremely
  • separation
streamlet
  • rivulet
  • strictness
undue
  • more than sufficient
  • to move like a wave or in waves
zeitgeist
  • the intellectual and moral tendencies that characterize any age or epoch
  • the culminating-point of prosperity, influence, or greatness