English Vocabulary Flash Cards: SAT Vocabulary Power (8-72)

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abdominal
  • of, pertaining to, or situated on the abdomen
  • a carrying away of a person against his will, or illegally
antediluvian
  • of or pertaining to the times, things, events before the great flood in the days of Noah
  • before noon
auricle
  • one of the two chambers of the heart which receives the blood from the veins
  • of or pertaining to the ear, its auricle, or the sense of hearing
borough
  • an incorporated village or town
  • the breast or the upper front of the thorax of a human being, especially of a woman
characteristic
  • a distinctive feature
  • to describe by distinctive marks or peculiarities
conferee
  • a person with whom another confers
  • a spiritual advisor
cosmos
  • the world or universe considered as a system, perfect in order and arrangement
  • a cross-demand alleged by a defendant in his favor against the plaintiff
demented
  • insane
  • a mark for failure or bad conduct
discreet
  • opposite
  • judicious
edict
  • that which is uttered or proclaimed by authority as a rule of action
  • to build up, or strengthen, especially in morals or religion
equitable
  • characterized by fairness
  • fairness or impartiality
faction
  • a number of persons combined for a common purpose
  • turbulent
frigidarium
  • a room kept at a low temperature for preserving fruits, meat, etc
  • a trifling act, thought, saying, or practice
harass
  • to trouble with importunities, cares, or annoyances
  • one who or that which foreruns and announces the coming of any person or thing
impassable
  • that can not be passed through or over
  • not moved or affected by feeling
invariable
  • unchangeable
  • encroachment, as by an act of intrusion or trespass
inviolable
  • incapable of being injured or disturbed
  • to call on for assistance or protection
irrefragable
  • that can not be refuted or disproved
  • that can not be broken or violated
loch
  • a lake
  • the act or power of moving from one place to another
lordling
  • a little lord
  • a lake or loch
physiology
  • the science of organic functions
  • the physical structure or organization of a person
qualification
  • a requisite for an employment, position, right, or privilege
  • to endow or furnish with requisite ability, character, knowledge, skill, or possessions
enaissance
  • the revival of letters, and then of art, which marks the transition from medieval to modern time
  • a prearranged place of meeting
retrench
  • to cut down or reduce in extent or quantity
  • to recover something by searching
sebaceous
  • pertaining to or appearing like fat
  • cutting, especially into two parts
spheroid
  • a body having nearly the form of a sphere
  • an instrument for measuring curvature or radii of spherical surfaces
squalid
  • having a dirty, mean, poverty-stricken appearance
  • one who settles on land without permission or right
symmetry
  • relative proportion and harmony
  • having a fellow-feeling for or like feelings with another or others
trisect
  • to divide into three parts, especially into three equal parts
  • made commonplace by frequent repetition
unbridled
  • rare
  • being without restraint
veracity
  • truthfulness
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