English Vocabulary Flash Cards: SAT Vocabulary Power (7-62)

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aboveboard
  • without concealment, fraud, or trickery
  • to wear away the surface or some part of by friction
animalcule
  • an animal of microscopic smallness
  • to make alive
athirst
  • wanting water
  • from side to side
blazon
  • to make widely or generally known
  • desolate
causal
  • indicating or expressing a cause
  • sarcastic and severe
conciliatory
  • tending to reconcile
  • sufficient to convince or decide
corpse
  • obese
  • a dead body
dehydrate
  • to deprive of water
  • to regard or worship as a god
disavowal
  • denial
  • one who refuses to believe
duplex
  • double-dealing
  • having two parts
epicure
  • one who cultivates a delicate taste for eating and drinking
  • indulging, ministering, or pertaining to daintiness of appetite
extrajudicial
  • happening out of court
  • having no essential relation to a subject
foursome
  • consisting of four
  • a break
gumption
  • common sense
  • keen enjoyment
immaculate
  • without spot or blemish
  • of no essential consequence
introgression
  • entrance
  • to insert
myth
  • a fictitious narrative presented as historical, but without any basis of fact
  • the whole body of legends cherished by a race concerning gods and heroes
narration
  • the act of recounting the particulars of an event in the order of time or occurrence
  • an orderly continuous account of the successive particulars of an event
parse
  • to describe, as a sentence, by separating it into its elements and describing each word
  • unduly sparing in the use or expenditure of money
permeate
  • to pervade
  • that may be allowed
poise
  • equilibrium
  • pertaining to the poles of a sphere, especially of the earth
precursor
  • a forerunner or herald
  • prone to pillaging
procedure
  • a manner or method of acting
  • to renew motion or action, as after rest or interruption
recourse
  • resort to or application for help in exigency or trouble
  • to regain
rejuvenate
  • to restore to youth
  • a renewal of youth
remonstrant
  • having the character of a reproof
  • to present a verbal or written protest to those who have power to right or prevent a wrong
retroactive
  • operative on, affecting, or having reference to past events, transactions, responsibilities
  • to cause to deteriorate or to move backward
submarine
  • existing, done, or operating beneath the surface of the sea
  • to place or plunge under water
thoroughfare
  • a public street or road
  • one controlled by an appetite or a passion
toilsome
  • laborious
  • moderately good
transmission
  • the act of sending through or across
  • to send trough or across