English Vocabulary Flash Cards: SAT Vocabulary Power (7-67)

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abjure
  • to recant, renounce, repudiate under oath
  • competent for physical service
annunciation
  • proclamation
  • the point where or path by which a voltaic current enters an electrolyte or the like
auburn
  • fearless
  • reddish-brown, said usually of the hair
bole
  • the trunk or body of a tree
  • a Spanish dance, illustrative of the passion of love, accompanied by caste nets and singing
centurion
  • a captain of a company of one hundred infantry in the ancient Roman army
  • pertaining to edible grain or farinaceous seeds
condescend
  • to come down voluntarily to equal terms with inferiors
  • expression of sympathy with a person in pain, sorrow, or misfortune
corrosive
  • that which causes gradual decay by crumbling or surface disintegration
  • open to bribery
delicacy
  • that which is agreeable to a fine taste
  • to represent by sketch or diagram
discolor
  • to stain
  • to put to confusion
earthenware
  • anything made of clay and baked in a kiln or dried in the sun
  • edible
epitaph
  • an inscription on a tomb or monument in honor or in memory of the dead
  • word used adjectivally to describe some quality or attribute of is objects, as in "Father Aeneas"
exuberant
  • marked by great plentifulness
  • to invent fancifully or falsely
fray
  • to fret at the edge so as to loosen or break the threads
  • a member of an ancient secret fraternity originally confined to skilled artisans
habitual
  • according to usual practice
  • customary relation or association
imminent
  • dangerous and close at hand
  • separating, as oil and water
irradiance
  • luster
  • to render clear and intelligible
irruption
  • sudden invasion
  • an island
isochronous
  • relating to or denoting equal intervals of time
  • to separate from others of its kind
lawmaker
  • a legislator
  • not stringent or energetic
linguistics
  • the science of languages, or of the origin, history, and significance of words
  • a liquid preparation for rubbing on the skin in cases of bruises, inflammation, etc
misinterpret
  • to misunderstand
  • to misplace
nasal
  • pertaining to the nose
  • pertaining to one's birth
overpower
  • to gain supremacy or victory over by superior power
  • excessive production
pacify
  • to bring into a peaceful state
  • a bundle, as of letters
pandemic
  • affecting a whole people or all classes, as a disease
  • a fiendish or riotous uproar
phonic
  • pertaining to the nature of sound
  • a graphic character symbolizing an articulate sound
poesy
  • poetry
  • an inferior poet
polycracy
  • the rule of many
  • the fact or condition of having more than one wife or husband at once
pommel
  • to beat with something thick or bulky
  • the quality of being marked by an assumed stateliness and impressiveness of manner
preferable
  • more desirable than others
  • an object of favor or choice
proletarian
  • a person of the lowest or poorest class
  • producing offspring or fruit
recur
  • to happen again or repeatedly, especially at regular intervals
  • to cure again
seance
  • a meeting of spirituals for consulting spirits
  • to burn on the surface
ybarite
  • a luxurious person
  • a servile flatterer, especially of those in authority or influence
technography
  • the scientific description or study of human arts and industries in their historic development
  • the knowledge relating to industries and manufactures
vapid
  • having lost sparkling quality and flavor
  • an atomizer
vista
  • a view or prospect
  • perceptible by sight
doer
  • a performer of moral and social duties
  • in prosperous circumstances