Sakina Fakhri Kings Tutorial SAT 2 Flashcards

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potent
powerful; mighty:
acumen
keen insight; shrewdness:
callous
made hard; hardened.
porous
full of pores.
astringent
contracting; constrictive; styptic.
blatant
brazenly obvious; flagrant:
evanescent
vanishing; fading away; fleeting.
sacrosanct
extremely sacred or inviolable:
querulous
full of complaints; complaining.
incisive
penetrating; cutting; biting; trenchant:
moratorium
a suspension of activity:
torpor
sluggish inactivity or inertia.
benevolent
characterized by or expressing goodwill or kindly feelings:
mercurial
changeable; volatile; fickle; flighty; erratic:
fallacious
containing a fallacy; logically unsound:
stealth
secret, clandestine, or surreptitious procedure.
synthesis
an interpretive method, originally used to relate specific entities or events to the absolute idea, in which some assertible proposition
venerable
commanding respect because of impressive dignity
sanguine
cheerfully optimistic, hopeful, or confident:
sanctuary
a sacred or holy place.
concord
agreement between persons, groups, nations, etc.; concurrence in attitudes, feelings, etc.; unanimity; accord:
revamp
to renovate, redo, or revise:
geniality
warmly and pleasantly cheerful; cordial:
rescind
to abrogate; annul; revoke; repeal.
decorum
dignified propriety of behavior, speech, dress, etc.
cacophony
harsh discordance of sound; dissonance:
garrulous
excessively talkative in a rambling, roundabout manner, esp. about trivial matters.
sporadic
of similar things or occurrences appearing or happening at irregular intervals in time; occasional:
contemporaneous
originating, existing, or occurring at the same time
impervious
not permitting penetration or passage; impenetrable:
choleric
extremely irritable or easily angered; irascible:
tout
to describe or advertise boastfully; publicize or promote; praise extravagantly:
transitory
not lasting, enduring, permanent, or eternal.
succinct
expressed in few words; concise; terse.
censure
strong or vehement expression of disapproval:
schism
division or disunion, esp. into mutually opposed parties.
banal
devoid of freshness or originality; hackneyed; trite:
revile
to assail with contemptuous or opprobrious language; address or speak of abusively.
redoubtable
that is to be feared; formidable.
vilify
to speak ill of; defame; slander.
recalcitrant
resisting authority or control; not obedient or compliant; refractory.
sacrilege
the stealing of anything consecrated to the service of God.
duplicity
deceitfulness in speech or conduct; speaking or acting in two different ways concerning the same matter with intent to deceive; double-dealing.
prosaic
commonplace or dull; matter-of-fact or unimaginative:
wane
to decrease in strength, intensity, etc.:
assail
to attack vigorously or violently; assault.
acrimony
sharpness, harshness, or bitterness of nature, speech, disposition, etc.:
irascible
easily provoked to anger; very irritable:
debilitate
to make weak or feeble; enfeeble:
nomadic
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of nomads.
bellicose
inclined or eager to fight; aggressively hostile; belligerent; pugnacious.
munificent
extremely liberal in giving; very generous.
noisome
offensive or disgusting, as an odor.
lethargic
of, pertaining to, or affected with lethargy; drowsy; sluggish.
laconic
using few words; expressing much in few words; concise:
jurisdiction
the right, power, or authority to administer justice by hearing and determining controversies.
perjure
To render oneself guilty of swearing falsely or of willfully making a false statement under oath or solemn affirmation:
adjudicate
to pronounce or decree by judicial sentence.
admonish
to caution, advise, or counsel against something.
stalwart
strongly and stoutly built; sturdy and robust.
lionize
To treat a person as a celebrity:
grandiloquent
speaking or expressed in a lofty style, often to the point of being pompous or bombastic.
compatible
capable of existing or living together in harmony:
coalesce
to grow together or into one body:
dormant
lying asleep or as if asleep; inactive, as in sleep; torpid:
euphonious
pleasant in sound; agreeable to the ear; characterized by euphony:
guile
insidious cunning in attaining a goal; crafty or artful deception; duplicity.
dolorous
full of, expressing, or causing pain or sorrow; grievous; mournful:
fluctuate
to change continually; shift back and forth; vary irregularly:
contemporary
existing, occurring, or living at the same time; belonging to the same time:
expedite
to speed up the progress of; hasten:
euphemism
the substitution of a mild, indirect, or vague expression for one thought to be offensive, harsh, or blunt.
eloquent
having or exercising the power of fluent, forceful, and appropriate speech:
concise
expressing or covering much in few words; brief in form but comprehensive in scope; succinct; terse:
elocution
A person039;s manner of speaking or reading aloud in public:
talisman
a stone, ring, or other object, engraved with figures or characters supposed to possess occult powers and worn as an amulet or charm.
clandestine
characterized by, done in, or executed with secrecy or concealment, esp. for purposes of subversion or deception; private or surreptitious:
impregnable
strong enough to resist or withstand attack; not to be taken by force, unconquerable:
amass
To gather for oneself; collect as one039;s own; to collect into a mass or pile
disparage
to speak of or treat slightingly; depreciate; belittle:
enervate
to deprive of force or strength; destroy the vigor of; weaken.
vulnerable
capable of or susceptible to being wounded or hurt, as by a weapon:
quiescent
being at rest; quiet; still; inactive or motionless:
deplete
to decrease seriously or exhaust the abundance or supply of:
attrition
a reduction or decrease in numbers, size, or strength:
magnanimous
generous in forgiving an insult or injury; free from petty resentfulness or vindictiveness:
altruism
The principle or practice of unselfish concern for or devotion to the welfare of others
static
pertaining to or characterized by a fixed or stationary condition.
listless
having or showing little or no interest in anything; languid; spiritless; indifferent:
hiatus
a break or interruption in the continuity of a work, series, action, etc.
perambulate
to walk through, about, or over; travel through; traverse.
undermine
to injure or destroy by insidious activity or imperceptible stages, sometimes tending toward a sudden dramatic effect.
forgo
to abstain or refrain from; do without.
verbose
characterized by the use of many or too many words; wordy:
yoke
an assembly of one or more coils through which a controlled current is passed to produce a magnetic field for deflecting a beam of electrons, as in a picture tube.
animosity
a feeling of strong dislike, ill will, or enmity that tends to display itself in action:
sacrament
A visible sign of an inward grace, esp. one of the solemn Christian rites considered to have been instituted by Jesus Christ to symbolize or confer grace: the sacraments of the Protestant churches are baptism and the Lord039;s Supper; the sacraments of th
ingratiate
To establish oneself in the favor or good graces of others, esp. by deliberate effort usually fol. by with:
indomitable
that cannot be subdued or overcome, as persons, will, or courage; unconquerable:
pious
having or showing a dutiful spirit of reverence for God or an earnest wish to fulfill religious obligations.
judicious
using or showing judgment as to action or practical expediency; discreet, prudent, or politic:
anachronism
something or someone that is not in its correct historical or chronological time, esp. a thing or person that belongs to an earlier time:
pontificate
to speak in a pompous or dogmatic manner:
benefactor
a person who confers a benefit; kindly helper.
itinerant
traveling from place to place, esp. on a circuit, as a minister, judge, or sales representative; itinerating; journeying.
deplorable
causing or being a subject for grief or regret; lamentable:
jettison
To cast goods overboard in order to lighten a vessel or aircraft or to improve its stability in an emergency.
vagrant
a person who wanders about idly and has no permanent home or employment; vagabond; tramp.
rebuttal
an act of rebutting, as in a debate.
protracted
to draw out or lengthen, esp. in time; extend the duration of; prolong.
pedestrian
a person who goes or travels on foot; walker.
ebb
The flowing back of the tide as the water returns to the sea
acrid
sharp or biting to the taste or smell; bitterly pungent; irritating to the eyes, nose, etc.:
atrophy
a wasting away of the body or of an organ or part, as from defective nutrition or nerve damage.
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