7th Grade SAT Vocab. Test #1 Flashcards

Pre-A.P. English #1
Terms Definitions
abhor
find repugnant
Antonym=love
Synonym=hate
Sentence: I abhor bugs.
bigot
a prejudiced person who is intolerant of any opinions differing from his own
Antonym=tolerator
Synonym=maniac
Sentence: The old man was a political bigot.
counterfeit
not genuine; a copy that is represented as the original; make a copy of with the intent to deceive
Antonym=real
Synonym=fake
Sentence: A girl bought a shirt with counterfeit money.
enfranchise
grant voting rights; grant freedom to
Antonym=enslave
Synonym=free
Sentence: We enfranchise students at HAT.
hamper
a basket usually with a cover; a restraint that confines or restricts freedom (especially something used to tie down or restrain a prisoner); prevent the progress or free movement of; put at a disadvantage
Antonyms=
Synonyms=handicap
Sentence: He was hampered in his efforts by the bad weather.
kindle
call forth (emotions, feelings and responses); cause to start burning; catch fire
Antonym=
Synonym=fire
Sentence: The setting sun kindled the sky with oranges and reds.
noxious
injurious to physical or mental health
Antonym=
Synonym=
Sentence: There are noxious chemical wastes stored here.
placid
(of a body of water) free from disturbance by heavy waves; not easily irritated
Antonym=rough
Synonym=still
Sentence: A ribbon of sand lies between the angry sea and the placid bay.
remuneration
the act of paying for goods or services to recompense for losses
Antonym=
Synonym=pay
Sentence: He received adequate renumeration for his work.
talisman
a trinket or piece of jewelry usually hung about the neck and thought to be a magical protection against evil or disease
Antonym=
Synonym=amulet
Sentence: Indians kept many talisman to ward off certain spirits.
abrasive
sharply disagreeable; causing abrasion; a substance that abrades or wears down
Antonym=
Synonym=harsh
Sentence: I use an abrasive sponge to get rust off my bicycle.
bilk
escape; either physically or mentally; evade payment to; hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of; cheat somebody out of what is due, especially money
Antonym=
Synonym=evade
Sentence: He bilked his creditors.
covert
secret or hidden; (of a wife) being under the protection of her husband; a covering that serves to conceal or shelter something; a flock of coots
Antonym=
Synonym=cover
Sentence: A woman covert.
engender
make children; call forth
Antonym=
Synonym=get
Sentence: Game day shirts engender my school spirit.
hangar
a large structure at an airport where aircraft can be stored and maintained
Antonym=
Synonym=airdock
Sentence: The unused airplanes stay in the hangar.
knotty
tangled in knots or snarls; making great mental demands; highly complex or intricate and occasionally devious; used of old persons or old trees
Antonym=
Synonym=knotted
Sentence: We have a knotty pine that is at least 40 years old.
nuance
a subtle difference in meaning or opinion or attitude
Antonym=
Synonym=subtelty
Sentence: Without understanding the finer nuances you can't enjoy the humor.
plagarism
the act of plagerizing
Antonym=
Synonym=piracy
Sentence: Plagarism is not an acceptable way to write a paper.
renown
the state of quality of being widely honored and acclaimed
Antonym=
Synonym=fame
Sentence: The world renown chef will make dinner for us.
tangent
ratio of the opposite to the adjacent side of a right-angled triangle
Antonym=
Synonym=tan
Sentence: I am ready to calculate the tangent of the triangle on my math test.
abasement
a low or downcast state
Antonym=
Synonym=abjection
Sentence: Each confession brought her into an attitude of abasement
billowing
characterized by great swelling waves or surges
Antonym=
Synonym=billowy
Sentence: The billowing waves of the ocean during a storm are beautiful.
cower
show submission or fear; crouch or curl up
Antonym=
Synonym=huddle
Sentence: The dog cowered in the corner when the cat started hissing.
enhance
increase; make better or more attractive
Antonym=decrease; make
Synonym=raise
Sentence: This will enhance your enjoyment. /OR/ This sauce will enhance the flavor of the meat.
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