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25 terms

SAT Prep Set # 3

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ample
affording an abundant supply
aristocracy
the most powerful members of a society
circumspect
heedful of potential consequences
cliche
a trite or obvious remark
condone
excuse, overlook, or make allowances for
consolidation
the act of combining into an integral whole
convention
(diplomacy) an international agreement
curtail
place restrictions on
cynical
believing the worst of human nature and motives
dawdle
hang (back) or fall (behind) in movement, progress, development, etc.
demean
reduce in worth or character, usually verbally
denounce
speak out against
detached
used of buildings
didactic
instructive (especially excessively)
discernible
perceptible by the senses or intellect
disinterested
unaffected by self-interest
disparage
express a negative opinion of
disparate
fundamentally different or distinct in quality or kind
dispel
force to go away
divulge
make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret
doctrine
a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school
eclipse
one celestial body obscures another
enigma
something that baffles understanding and cannot be explained
enumerate
specify individually
erratic
liable to sudden unpredictable change