English Vocabulary Flash Cards: SAT Vocabulary Power (8-70)

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abet
  • to aid, promote, or encourage the commission of (an offense)
  • a state of suspension or temporary inaction
antecede
  • to precede
  • one who or that which precedes or goes before, as in time, place, rank, order, or causality
augur
  • to predict
  • pertaining to St. Augustine, his doctrines, or the religious orders called after him
bombardier
  • a person who has charge of mortars, bombs, and shells
  • inflated or extravagant language, especially on unimportant subjects
chagrin
  • keen vexation, annoyance, or mortification, as at one's failures or errors
  • changeable in appearance
confectionery
  • the candy collectively that a confectioner makes or sells, as candy
  • a number of states or persons in compact or league with each other, as for mutual aid
cosmography
  • the science that describes the universe, including astronomy, geography, and geology
  • the general science of the universe
delusion
  • mistaken conviction, especially when more or less enduring
  • to deprive (a magnet) of magnetism
discord
  • absence of harmoniousness
  • to look upon with disfavor
economize
  • to spend sparingly
  • rapturous excitement or exaltation
equalize
  • to render uniform
  • evenness of mind or temper
facile
  • not difficult to do
  • to make more easy
freshness
  • the state, quality, or degree of being fresh
  • disposed to peevishness
handwriting
  • penmanship
  • a parasite
immutable
  • unchangeable
  • to cause to become less or worse
inedible
  • unutterable
  • not good for food
mirage
  • an optical effect looking like a sheet of water in the desert
  • an unlucky accident
monograph
  • a treatise discussing a single subject or branch of a subject
  • any structure or sculpture in stone formed of a single piece
outrage
  • a gross infringement of morality or decency
  • shocking in conduct
panorama
  • a series of large pictures representing a continuous scene
  • the worship of nature for itself or its beauty
peaceful
  • tranquil
  • capable of sinning
pedagogics
  • the science and art of teaching
  • a schoolmaster
pedagogy
  • the science and art of teaching
  • a lever for the foot usually applied only to musical instruments, cycles, and other machines
periodicity
  • the habit or characteristic of recurrence at regular intervals
  • walking about
perpendicular
  • straight up and down
  • the doer of a wrong or a criminal act
reform
  • change for the better
  • one who carries out a reform
repel
  • to force or keep back in a manner, physically or mentally
  • having power to force back in a manner, physically or mentally
righteousness
  • rectitude
  • conformed to a just claim according to established laws or usage
scoundrel
  • a man without principle
  • hasty, careless writing
shrewd
  • characterized by skill at understanding and profiting by circumstances
  • a sharp, shrill outcry or scream, caused by agony or terror
tiresome
  • wearisome
  • of vast size or strength
transposition
  • the act of reversing the order or changing the place of
  • lying or being across or in a crosswise direction
troublesome
  • burdensome
  • ferocity
unwise
  • foolish
  • to separate
venerable
  • meriting or commanding high esteem
  • to cherish reverentially
wherever
  • in or at whatever place
  • the necessary means or resources