English Vocabulary Flash Cards: SAT Vocabulary Power (7-61)

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abrasion
  • that which is rubbed off
  • to make shorter in words, keeping the essential features, leaning out minor particles
animadversion
  • the utterance of criticism or censure
  • to pass criticism or censure
astute
  • keen in discernment
  • the denial of the existence of God
blatant
  • noisily or offensively loud or clamorous
  • a vivid glowing flame
tails
  • an instrument consisting of nine pieces of cord, formerly used for flogging in the army and navy
  • a private meeting of members of a political party to select candidates
concession
  • anything granted or yielded, or admitted in response to a demand, petition, or claim
  • to obtain the friendship of
corporeal
  • physical
  • of a material nature
  • a number or body of persons in some way associated or acting together
degradation
  • diminution, as of strength or magnitude
  • to take away honors or position from
disarrange
  • to throw out of order
  • to disclaim responsibility for
duet
  • a composition for two voices or instruments
  • to make a demand or repeated demands on for payment
enumerate
  • to name one by one
  • a poem celebrating in formal verse the mythical achievements of great personages, heroes, etc
extradite
  • to surrender the custody of
  • the surrender by a government of a person accused of crime to the justice of another government
fortify
  • to provide with defensive works
  • patient courage
guise
  • credulous
  • the external appearance as produced by garb or costume
imitation
  • that which is made as a likeness or copy
  • one who makes in imitation
insolent
  • impudent
  • sleeplessness
interpreter
  • a person who makes intelligible the speech of a foreigner by oral translation
  • to examine formally by questioning
irksome
  • wearisome
  • censure or ridicule under cover of praise or compliment
islet
  • a little island
  • a line joining points at which the barometric pressure is the same at a specified moment
labyrinth
  • a maze
  • to tear rudely or raggedly
landlord
  • a man who owns and lets a tenement or tenements
  • a familiar object in the landscape serving as a guide to an area otherwise easily lost track of
maxim
  • a principle accepted as true and acted on as a rule or guide
  • a labyrinth
nefarious
  • to deny
  • wicked in the extreme
neutral
  • belonging to or under control of neither of two contestants
  • conj. notwithstanding
pension
  • a periodical allowance to an individual on account of past service done by him/her
  • a figure having five points or lobes
pertinacious
  • persistent or unyielding
  • unyielding adherence
pleasant
  • agreeable
  • affording gratification
propagate
  • to drive or urge forward
  • to spread abroad or from person to person
replica
  • a duplicate executed by the artist himself, and regarded, equally with the first, as an original
  • a place in which goods are stored
sacrilegious
  • impious
  • to protect
simulate
  • imitate
  • occurring, done, or existing at the same time
staid
  • of a steady and sober character
  • an uncastrated male horse, commonly one kept for breeding
subsist
  • sustenance
  • to be maintained or sustained
unsophisticated
  • abominable
  • showing inexperience