English Vocabulary Flash Cards: SAT Vocabulary Power (8-73)

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abdicate
  • to give up (royal power or the like)
  • in mammals, the visceral cavity between the diaphragm and the pelvic floor
  • the belly
antemundane
  • pertaining to time before the world's creation
  • occurring or existing before birth
auriferous
  • containing gold
  • a luminous phenomenon in the upper regions of the atmosphere
botanical
  • connected with the study or cultivation of plants
  • to study plant-life
charlatan
  • a quack
  • a yawning hollow, as in the earth's surface
confidant
  • one to whom secrets are entrusted
  • to reveal in trust or confidence
counteract
  • to act in opposition to
  • to oppose with an equal force
demise
  • death
  • to disband, as troops
discriminate
  • to draw a distinction
  • passing from one subject to another
editorial
  • to draw out
  • an article in a periodical written by the editor and published as an official argument
equivalent
  • ambiguous
  • equal in value, force, meaning, or the like
fallacious
  • illogical
  • any unsound or delusive mode of reasoning, or anything based on such reasoning
frivolous
  • trivial
  • to give a crinkled, fluffy appearance to
hearted
  • lacking pity or sympathy
  • foolish daring
impassive
  • unmoved by or not exhibiting feeling
  • unwillingness to brook delays or wait the natural course of things
indicant
  • that which points out
  • one who or that which points out
inevitable
  • unavoidable
  • not to be justified
insignificant
  • without importance, force, or influence
  • to imply
intimidate
  • to cause to become frightened
  • insufferable
hearted
  • having a kind and sympathetic nature
  • a petty king
languor
  • lassitude of body or depression
  • a slight deviation from what is right, proper, or just
mulatto
  • the offspring of a white person and a black person
  • a mule-driver
oratorio
  • a composition for solo voices, chorus, and orchestra, generally taken from the Scriptures
  • the art of public speaking
profession
  • any calling or occupation involving special mental or other special disciplines
  • a public teacher of the highest grade in a university or college
recrudescence
  • the state of becoming raw or sore again
  • becoming raw or sore again
reprehend
  • to find fault with
  • censurable
upheave
  • to raise or lift with effort
  • first in order of precedence
votary
  • consecrated by a vow or promise
  • dedicated by a vow
vulgarity
  • lack of refinement in conduct or speech
  • capable of receiving injuries
kneed
  • without resolute purpose or energy
  • well-being