50 terms

Junior 4

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irreproachable
blamesless, perfect, flawless
nefarious
wicked, evil
pilfer
steal
rectitude
moral virtue
reprehensible
worhty of blame, criticism, or hatred
scrupulous
strict in morals, careful, precise
vulgar
unrefined, lacking good taste or manners, low
abstain
to hold oneself back voluntarily esp. from something improper
dissipate
1. to scatter / disperse 2. to indulge in extravagant, dissolute pleasure
scrutinize
to examine in detail with careful or critical attention
extravagant
spending much more than necessary, excessively high
virtue
moral excellence
renounce
to give up, stay away from, disown esp. formally
echelon
a level of command, authority or rank
deprecate
to express earnest disapproval of, belittle, depreciate
rife
abudant, plentiful, numerous
pillory
used to expose an offender to public derision, a wooden framework with holes for securing the head and hands
ethereal
light, airy, or tenuous, exteremely delicate
slough
an outer layer of the skin that gets replaced, soft, muddy ground, helplessness
opprobium
disgrace, shame
apprehend
to catch, to understand
apprehensive
fearful, worried (also quick to understand but in SAT fearful)
appraise
to assess the value of something
apprise
to inform / advise someone
callous
insensitive, having a hard heart
callow
immature, inexperienced, youthful
conscientious
diligent
consciou
mentally aware
discreet
careful with one's conduct, esp. with sensitive matters (+ power to act according to one's judgement)
discrete
separate and distinct
discretion
at discretion, of one's own will
prudent
careful with one's conduct, esp. for the feature
castigate
to punish to correct, to criticize
efface
to wipe away
deface
to mar
equitable
fair
equivocal
open to different meanings, unclear, undecided
expeditious
quick
expedite
to speed up process
expedient
suitable for the circumstance
flout
to disregard with scorn; scoff at
flaunt
to show off
indelible
cannot be erased
ineffable
cannot be expressed in words
indigent
poor
indignant
righteously angry
indigent
native to~
obscure
1. hard to understand 2. unclear, ambiguous 3. not well known
obtuse
slow in understanding
perquisite
benefits above normal // mem. - perks