English Vocabulary Flash Cards: SAT Vocabulary Power (7-64)

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abominate
  • to hate violently
  • a very detestable act or practice
annals
  • a record of events in their chronological order, year by year
  • to add or affix at the end
atonement
  • amends, reparation, or expiation made from wrong or injury
  • outrageously or wantonly wicked, criminal, vile, or cruel
blithesome
  • cheerful
  • the shutting up of a town, a frontier, or a line of coast by hostile forces
censor
  • an official examiner of manuscripts empowered to prohibit their publication
  • judging severely or harshly
concur
  • agreement
  • to agree
correlative
  • mutually involving or implying one another
  • capable of reformation
deity
  • a god, goddess, or divine person
  • to dishearten
discard
  • perceivable
  • to reject
duteous
  • showing submission to natural superiors
  • subject to a duty, especially a customs duty
epidemic
  • wide-spread occurrence of a disease in a certain region
  • the outer skin
extravagant
  • needlessly free or lavish in expenditure
  • one who supports extreme measures or holds extreme views
fragile
  • capable of being broken
  • a gum or resin which on burning yields aromatic fumes
gynecocracy
  • female supremacy
  • the science that treats of the functions and diseases peculiar to women
immense
  • very great in degree, extent, size, or quantity
  • to plunge or dip entirely under water or other fluid
juvenile
  • characteristic of youth
  • to place close together
laggard
  • falling behind
  • landowner
litigate
  • quarrelsome
  • to cause to become the subject-matter of a suit at law
mausoleum
  • a tomb of more than ordinary size or architectural pretensions
  • sickening or insipid
misogamy
  • hatred of marriage
  • hatred of women
nomad
  • having no fixed abode
  • usual or customary
overpass
  • to pass across or over, as a river
  • to pay or reward in excess
partisan
  • characterized by or exhibiting undue or unreasoning devotion to a party
  • capable of feeling of suffering
pathos
  • the quality in any form of representation that rouses emotion or sympathy
  • the chief of a tribe or race who rules by paternal right
preordain
  • to foreordain
  • an act or proceeding designed to bring about some event
proselyte
  • one who has been won over from one religious belief to another
  • the science of poetical forms
quiescence
  • quiet
  • being in a state of repose or inaction
retrace
  • to follow backward or toward the place of beginning, as a track or marking
  • to recall or take back (something that one has said)
riddance
  • the act or ridding or delivering from something undesirable
  • looks or acts expressing amused contempt
risible
  • capable of exciting laughter
  • a small stream or brook
tense
  • strained to stiffness
  • done as an experiment
unicellular
  • consisting of a single cell
  • monovalency
untimely
  • unseasonable
  • causing annoyance or hindrance
vagrant
  • an idle wanderer
  • excessive, pretentious, and demonstrative vanity
virtual
  • being in essence or effect, but not in form or appearance
  • a master in the technique of some particular fine art