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50 terms

ACT definition cards

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Abhor
strong dislike of something
Placid
calm
Enfranchise
give the right to vote
Aquit
let someone go of charges
Precocious
stuck up
Inundate
to overwhelm with, to flood
Garish
Loud, brightly, colored, tasteless
Underscore
enphasise
Haughty
snobbish
Transit
existing for a short period of time
Urbane
polite, suave
Meticulous
very cautious
Disseminate
To spread
Censure
Critize serverly
Aspire
to have great ambition
Concord
agreement
Diligent
hard working
Hamper
hinder; obstruct
Noxious
harmful; poisonous; lethal
Remuneration
payment for work done
Talisman
lucky charm
Bilk
cheat; defraud
Engender
cause
Knotty
complex; difficult to solve
Nuance
something subtle; a fine shade of meaning
Tangent
going off the main subject
Abasement
humiliation; degradation
Billowing
swelling; fluttering; waving
Harangue
noisy, attacking speech
Labyrinth
a maze
Nullify
to counter; make unimportant
Replete
full
Tangible
can be touched
Abrogate
cancel; deny; repeal
Harbingers
indicators; bringers of warnings
Labyrinthine
complicated; highly convoluted
Nuzzle
cuddle; snuggle
Plaudit
statement giving strong praise
Reprehensible
shameful; very bad
Ensconce
establish firmly in a position
Hasten
hurry; accelerate; rush
Laceration
a cut
Obdurate
stubborn
Reprieve
a respite; postponement of a sentence
Tawdry
of little value; gaudy
Blighted
damaged; destroyed; ruined
Credulous
gullible; ready to believe anything
Enshroud
cover
Plethora
an excess
Tedium
boredom