C2 SAT Vocab Word List Flashcards

Terms Definitions
concur
agree
penury
poverty
Puerile
Childish, immature
cordial
gracious; heartfelt
contentious
quarrelsome, argumentative
discount
disregard; dismiss
absolute
complete;totally unlimited;certain
syn: sanction
abet
Temper
to moderate; soften
castigate
criticize, scold harshly
superfluous
more than enough
badinage
playful, teasing talk
puissant
powerful; mighty; potent.
camaraderie
good fellowship or comradship
concentric
having a common center
discrepancy
lack of consistency; difference
Plausible
can be believed, reasonable
nurture
to feed and protect:
skittish
restlessly or excessively lively:
Parochial
Narrow minded; restricted or limited
chafe
warm by rubbing; make sore
acerbity
bitterness of speech and temper
keen
eager; interested; enthusiastic (often fol. by about, on, etc., or an infinitive):
precisely
definitely or strictly stated, defined, or fixed:
scrutiny
a searching examination or investigation; minute inquiry.
hazardous
full of risk; perilous; risky:
crass
without refinement, delicacy, or sensitivity
context
n. writings preceding and following the passage quoted
unkempt
uncombed, not cared for, not noticed
frugal
economical in use or expenditure; prudently saving or sparing; not wasteful:
nomadic
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of nomads.
portly
rather heavy or fat; stout; corpulent.
pulmonary
of or pertaining to the lungs.
retribution
requital according to merits or deserts, esp. for evil.
slattern
a slovenly, untidy woman or girl.
homage
respect or reverence paid or rendered:
indisputable
unquestionably real, valid, or the like.
caustic
capable of burning, corroding, or destroying living tissue; severely critical or sarcastic
seminary
an institution in which priests are trained
accommodate
oblige or help someone; adjust or bring into harmony; adapt
mendicant
a person who lives by begging; beggar.
jaded
dulled by overindulgence; worn out or wearied, as by overwork or overuse
neologism
a new word, meaning, usage, or phrase.
pell-mell
in disorderly, headlong haste; in a recklessly hurried manner.
propound
to put forward or offer for consideration, acceptance, or adoption; set forth; propose:
roil
to render (water, wine, etc.) turbid by stirring up sediment.
simulate
to create a simulation, likeness, or model of (a situation, system, or the like):
sophistication
change from the natural character or simplicity, or the resulting condition.
guile
insidious cunning in attaining a goal; crafty or artful deception; duplicity.
intelligentsia
intellectuals considered as a group or class, esp. as a cultural, social, or political elite.
abrasive
any material or substance used for grinding, polishing, etc., as emery, pumice, or sandpaper.
The intent of the 21st amendment was to __________ prohibition, and to allow U.S citizens to buy liquor legally again.
ABROGATE
junta
a small group ruling a country, esp. immediately after a coup d'état and before a legally constituted government has been instituted.
phial
a small container, as of glass, for holding liquids:
putrid
in a state of foul decay or decomposition, as animal or vegetable matter; rotten.
rostrum
any platform, stage, or the like, for public speaking.
stagnant
not flowing or running, as water, air, etc.
infringe
to commit a breach or infraction of; violate or transgress:
zealot
a person who shows zeal or excessively enthusiasm, a fanatic
lode
any body of ore set off from adjacent rock formations.
roster
a list of persons or groups, as of military personnel or units with their turns or periods of duty.
absolve
to free from guilt or blame or their consequences; to set free or release, as from some duty, obligation, or responsibility
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