Flocabulary S.A.T. Song 7: Myriad Operations

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CAIS, Flocabulary, SAT Vocabulary, S.A.T., English

espy

to catch sight of, glimpse

uncanny

of supernatural character or origin

hail

to come from

terrestrial

relating to the land

celestial

relating to the sky or the heavens

winsome

charming, attractive

presumptuous

disrespectfully bold (brazen, audacious)

brash

hasty or lacking in sensitivity

brazen

excessively bold, brash (presumptuous, audacious)

audacious

excessively bold (presumptuous, brazen)

brusque

short, abrupt, dismissive

incisive

clear, sharp, direct

succinct

marked by compact precision

cursory

brief to the point of being superficial

contusion

a bruise, injury

laceration

a cut, tear

acute

sharp, severe

callous

harsh, cold, unfeeling

credulity

readiness to believe

myriad

consisting of a very great number

pertinacious

stubbornly persistent; holding to a belief or position

metamorphosis

a change of form, shape, substance

refrain

to hold oneself back, forbear

foster

to stimulate, promote, encourage

supplant

to displace and substitute for another

whet

to make more keen, stimulate

akimbo

with hands on hips and elbows extending outward

swarthy

of dark colour or complexion

ruddy

having a healthy, reddish colour

exorbitant

excessive

veneer

a superficial or deceptively attractive appearance, facade

complicit

being an accomplice in a wrongful act

obdurate

unyielding to persuasion or moral influences

cajole

to coax, urge

aggrandize

to increase or make greater

pulchritude

physical beauty

torrid

giving off intense heat, passionate

sate

to satisfy (an appetite) fully (satiate)

satiate

to satisfy excessively (sate)

abort

to give up on a half-finished project or effort

battery

an assault or an array of similar things intended for use toether

compliment

an expression of esteem or approval

ethereal

heavenly, exceptionally delicate or refined

sagacious

shrewd, showing sound judgement

aloof

reserved, distant

bard

a poet, often a singer as well

travesty

a grossly inferior imitation

tragedy

a disastrous event, or a work of art in which the hero meets a terrible fate

parody

a satirical imitation

anomaly

something that does not fit into the normal order

ubiquitous

existing everywhere, widespread

obsequious

excessively compliant or submissive

submissive

easily yielding to authority

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