English Vocabulary Flash Cards: SAT Vocabulary Power (7-66)

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ablution
  • a washing or cleansing, especially of the body
  • to renounce (a right or privilege)
annual
  • occurring every year
  • an annual allowance, payment, or income
attest
  • to certify as accurate, genuine, or true
  • the chief law-officer of a government
bodily
  • corporeal
  • unchecked merriment or animal spirits
centiliter
  • a hundredth of a liter
  • a length of one hundredth of a meter
condensation
  • the act or process of making dense or denser
  • to abridge
corrode
  • to ruin or destroy little by little
  • gradual decay by crumbling or surface disintegration
delectation
  • delight
  • hurtful, morally or physically
discipline
  • to train to obedience
  • to disavow any claim to, connection with, or responsibility to
dyne
  • the force which, applied to a mass of one gram for 1 second, would give it a velocity of 1 cm/s
  • ardent in spirit and speech
epiphany
  • any appearance or bodily manifestation of a deity
  • an incident or story in a literary work, separable from yet growing out of it
extrude
  • to drive out or away
  • rich supply
fraudulence
  • counterfeit
  • deceitfulness
habitable
  • fit to be dwelt in
  • dweller
immigrate
  • to come into a country or region from a former habitat
  • impending evil or danger
incinerate
  • beginning
  • to reduce to ashes
incomparable
  • matchless
  • discordant
inconsiderable
  • contradictory
  • small in quantity or importance
inquisitor
  • one who makes an investigation
  • forcible encroachment or trespass
intuition
  • instinctive knowledge or feeling
  • to fill with an overflowing abundance
lethargy
  • prolonged sluggishness of body or mind
  • an embankment beside a river or stream or an arm of the sea, to prevent overflow
logician
  • an expert reasoner
  • one who consumes time idly
eater
  • an animal that devours human beings
  • to make adroit or artful moves: manage affairs by strategy
miscount
  • to make a mistake in counting
  • a villain
mollify
  • to soothe
  • to cast off, as hair, feathers, etc
morale
  • a state of mind with reference to confidence, courage, zeal, and the like
  • a writer on ethics
percolator
  • a filter
  • the sharp striking of one body against another
poignancy
  • severity or acuteness, especially of pain or grief
  • severely painful or acute to the spirit
prattle
  • to utter in simple or childish talk
  • a statement introductory to and explanatory of what follows
precession
  • the act of going forward
  • a high and very steep or approximately vertical cliff
prodigal
  • immense
  • one wasteful or extravagant, especially in the use of money or property
progeny
  • offspring
  • a moving forward or proceeding in course
prototype
  • a work, original in character, afterward imitated in form or spirit
  • to prolong
secondary
  • less important or effective than that which is primary
  • in the second place in order or succession
seismograph
  • an instrument for recording the phenomena of earthquakes
  • to catch or take hold of suddenly and forcibly
sonnet
  • resonant
  • a poem of fourteen decasyllabic or octosyllabiclines expressing two successive phrases
telephony
  • the art or process of communicating by telephone
  • to drive together so that one slides into the another like the sections of a spy-glass
testimonial
  • a formal token of regard, often presented in public
  • government by a supreme deity
trajectory
  • the path described by a projectile moving under given forces
  • an impediment
transient
  • one who or that which is only of temporary existence
  • passage from one place, condition, or action to another
vindicative
  • revengeful
  • a greenhouse for grapes
winsome
  • attractive
  • lacking warmth of manner