Flocabulary S.A.T. Song 3: "Adventures of Carlito"

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Flocabulary, S.A.T. Vocabulary

fortify

to strengthen

dictate

to pronounce, command, prescribe

diminutive

miniature, small

goad

to urge, to provoke into action

lachrymose

tearful

obsequious

submissive

laud

to applaud or praise

sycophant

a self-serving flatterer

officious

offering unwanted help or service

abide

to put up with, tolerate

punctilious

eager to follow rules

propriety

decency, state of being prosperous

amble

to stroll, walk (not trek)

scurrilous

crude, vulgar

inimical

hostile, threatening

trek

to walk, travel by foot (not amble)

malevolent

having intent to harm others

malicious

malevolent, harmful

truculent

eager to fight, violent

pugnacious

belligerent

belligerent

contentious, ready to fight

accost

to approach or confront aggressively

invective

a verbal attack

timorous

fearful, timid

circumspect

cautious

prudent

cautious, careful

nefarious

horribly villainous

petulance

irritability, impoliteness

repudiate

to reject, turn down

accede

to agree

accommodating

obliging, helpful

poised

balanced, readied

masticate

to chew

spurious

false but intended to seem believable or possible

abate

to lessen, to reduce in severity

abase

to lower, demean, degrade

laceration

a cut, a rip

altercation

an argument, dispute

mediate

to intervene, to arbitrate, to sort out

arbitrator

one who settles controversy between two sides

restitution

compensation, reimbursement

retaliation

revenge, punishment

retribution

vengeance, revenge, payback

umbrage

anger, offense, resentment

upbraid

to criticize, scold, reproach

berate

to scold severely

atone

to apologize, make amends

benevolent

kind, good, caring

bereft

without, devoid

concede

to give in, to accept

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