English Vocabulary Flash Cards: SAT Vocabulary Power (8-74)

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abbey
  • the group of buildings which collectively form the dwelling-place of a society of monks or nuns
  • the superior of a community of monks
anterior
  • prior
  • a room situated before and opening into another, usually larger
auspice
  • favoring, protecting, or propitious influence or guidance
  • severely simple
  • unadorned
botany
  • the science that treats of plants
  • showing abundance
chasten
  • to purify by affliction
  • to subject to punitive measures
confidence
  • the state or feeling of trust in or reliance upon another
  • assured
countercharge
  • to accuse in return
  • made to resemble something else
demolish
  • to annihilate
  • capable of positive proof
discussion
  • debate
  • to deprive of any right privilege or power
efface
  • to obliterate
  • a consequence
equivocate
  • to use words of double meaning
  • to destroy thoroughly
fallible
  • capable of erring
  • land broken up and left to become mellow or to rest
frizzle
  • prankish
  • to cause to crinkle or curl, as the hair
harmonious
  • devastation
  • concordant in sound
impeccable
  • blameless
  • having no money
importune
  • to harass with persistent demands or entreaties
  • destitute of or lacking in power, physical, moral, or intellectual
inseparable
  • that can not be separated
  • working ill by slow and stealthy means
fact
  • something that has actual and undeniable existence or reality
  • foolishly and tearfully affectionate
modish
  • fashionable
  • to vary in tone, inflection, pitch or other quality of sound
obligatory
  • binding in law or conscience
  • slanting
  • said of lines
opulence
  • affluence
  • wealthy
orthodoxy
  • acceptance of the common faith
  • having or determined by right angles
oscillate
  • to swing back and forth
  • to kiss
outburst
  • a violent issue, especially of passion in an individual
  • one rejected and despised, especially socially
picayune
  • of small value
  • a small flute
presentment
  • conservation
  • semblance
proffer
  • to offer to another for acceptance
  • an advanced state of acquirement, as in some knowledge, art, or science
promiscuous
  • brought together without order, distinction, or design (for sex)
  • expressing an engagement to pay
quintessence
  • the most essential part of anything
  • musical composition arranged for five voices or instruments
redolent
  • smelling sweet and agreeable
transact
  • to do business
  • situated beyond or on the other side of the Atlantic
truculent
  • having the character or the spirit of a savage
  • a statement so plainly true as hardly to require statement or proof
voracious
  • eating with greediness or in very large quantities
  • a mass of rotating or whirling fluid, especially when sucked spirally toward the center