English Vocabulary Flash Cards: SAT Vocabulary Power (8-71)

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abed
  • in bed
  • on a bed
  • deviation from a right, customary, or prescribed course
antechamber
  • a waiting room for those who seek audience
  • to assign or affix a date to earlier than the actual one
aura
  • pervasive psychic influence supposed to emanate from persons
  • of or pertaining to the ear
boorish
  • rude
  • to weary by tediousness or dullness
chancery
  • a court of equity, as distinguished from a common-law court
  • any condition of which the elements or parts are in utter disorder and confusion
confederate
  • one who is united with others in a league, compact, or agreement
  • to bestow
cosmopolitan
  • common to all the world
  • a cosmopolitan character
demagogue
  • deportment
  • an unprincipled politician
discover
  • to get first sight or knowledge of, as something previously unknown or unperceived
  • to injure the reputation of
ecstatic
  • enraptured
  • suitable to be eaten
equestrian
  • pertaining to horses or horsemanship
  • a state of balance
facility
  • ease
  • an exact copy or reproduction
frightful
  • apt to induce terror or alarm
  • lacking warmth
lucky
  • improvident
  • a tirade
impalpable
  • unbiased
  • imperceptible to the touch
impute
  • to attribute
  • difficult of approach
judicial
  • pertaining to the administration of justice
  • that department of government which administers the law relating to civil and criminal justice
juncture
  • an articulation, joint, or seam
  • a council or assembly that deliberates in secret upon the affairs of government
knavery
  • deceitfulness in dealing
  • to mix and work into a homogeneous mass, especially with the hands
ligament
  • that which binds objects together
  • anything that constricts, or serves for binding or tying
mouthed
  • afraid to express facts or opinions plainly
  • to wind and turn while proceeding in a course
noisome
  • clamorous
  • very offensive, particularly to the sense of smell
panegyric
  • a formal and elaborate eulogy, written or spoken, of a person or of an act
  • a rectangular piece set in or as in a frame
pedant
  • a scholar who makes needless and inopportune display of his learning
  • to go about with a small stock of goods to sell
phonology
  • the science of human vocal sounds
  • the property of emitting light
photometry
  • the art of measuring the intensity of light
  • a specialist in the science that treats of the phenomena associated with matter and energy
pittance
  • any small portion or meager allowance
  • to bring from a state of angry or hostile feeling to one of patience or friendliness
populace
  • the common people
  • containing many inhabitants, especially in proportion to the territory
profiteer
  • one who profits
  • shameless viciousness
querulous
  • habitually complaining
  • to make inquiry
raucous
  • harsh
  • to lay waste by pillage, rapine, devouring, or other destructive methods
skirmish
  • desultory fighting between advanced detachments of two armies
  • a trick or feat so deftly done that the manner of performance escapes observation
spinous
  • having spines
  • a woman who has never been married
supersede
  • to displace
  • lying on the back
syllable
  • that which is uttered in a single vocal impulse
  • outline of a subject, course, lecture, or treatise
unbearable
  • unendurable
  • unsuited to the wearer, place, or surroundings
unutterable
  • inexpressible
  • moved or managed with difficulty, as from great size or awkward shape
uproarious
  • noisy
  • to eradicate
verity
  • truth
  • a noxious or troublesome animal