English Vocabulary Flash Cards: SAT Vocabulary Power (7-63)

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aboriginal
  • unsophisticated
  • primitive
  • the original of earliest known inhabitants of a country
animosity
  • hatred
  • historian
atomizer
  • an apparatus for reducing a liquid to a fine spray, as for disinfection, inhalation, etc
  • to make amends for
blemish
  • joyous
  • a mark that mars beauty
cauterize
  • to burn or sear as with a heated iron
  • to pass title to
concord
  • harmony
corpuscle
  • a minute particle of matter
  • to put in some relation of connection or correspondence
deign
  • to deem worthy of notice or account
  • one who believes in God, but denies supernatural revelation
disburden
  • to disencumber
  • to pay out or expend, as money from a fund
durance
  • confinement
  • the period of time during which anything lasts
epicycle
  • a circle that rolls upon the external or internal circumference of another circle
  • a curve traced by a point on the circumference of a circle which rolls upon another circle
extraordinary
  • unusual
  • undue expenditure of money
fragile
  • easily broken
  • liability to be broken or destroyed
guy
  • stay-rope
  • to swallow greedily or hastily
  • gulp
immature
  • not full-grown
  • indefinitely extensive
influence
  • ability to sway the will of another
  • having the power to sway the will of another
intension
  • the act of stringing or stretching, or state of being strained
  • adding emphasis or force
kingship
  • royal state
  • pl. Relatives
mandatory
  • expressive of positive command, as distinguished from merely directory
  • the long hair growing upon and about the neck of certain animals, as the horse and the lion
nostrum
  • any scheme or recipe of a charlatan character
  • perceptible
obsolescent
  • passing out of use, as a word
  • no longer practiced or accepted
off
  • farther or more distant
  • without preparation
omniscient
  • characterized by unlimited or infinite knowledge
  • eating or living upon food of all kinds indiscriminately
way
  • remotely situated
  • a detachment of troops stationed at a distance from the main body to guard against surprise
pediatrics
  • the department of medical science that relates to the treatment of diseases of childhood
  • one's line of ancestors
placid
  • serene
  • the stealing of passages from the writings of another and publishing them as one's own
remiss
  • negligent
  • temporary diminution of a disease
saponaceous
  • having the nature or quality of soap
  • cutting and reproachful language
sequester
  • to cause to withdraw or retire, as from society or public life
  • to confiscate
vegetarian
  • one who believes in the theory that man's food should be exclusively vegetable
  • to live in a monotonous, passive way without exercise of the mental faculties