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50 terms

SAT 9 A: 201-225 B: 201-225

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raze
to demolish; to flatten to ground level
therapeutic
having healing powers
superfluous
unnecessary; extra
figurehead
a person with apparent but no real authority
undulate
to move in a wave-like motion
quibble
to criticize or evade the truth by raising trivial or irrelevant objections
esteem
high regard; respect; to regard highly
stentorian
extremely loud
revere
to honor
trying
resulting from great difficulties; irritating
forlorn
appearing sad because abandoned; in pitiful condition; almost without hope
sonorous
having full, deep sound; impressive in style of speech
clamber
to crawl or climb with difficulty, esp. on all fours
beneficent
performing deeds of kindness or charity; producing a good result
digress
to turn aside from the main subject
impending
about to happen
repress
to hold back; to put down by force
divisive
creating conflict
maudlin
excessively sentimental
spendthrift
one who spends money wastefully
obsequious
showing too great a willingness to serve or obey
perennial
lasting through the years
punitive
inflicting or intended to inflict punishment
euphoria
a feeling of great happiness
flux
flow; continuous change or movement
misanthrope
one who hates or mistrusts mankind
antipathy
a feeling of strong repulsion or aversion
malefactor
one who does wrong; a villain
tractable
easily managed or controlled
fawn
to exhibit affection like a dog; to flatter excessively
quandary
a state of uncertainty, esp. about what course of action to take
dote
to show excessive love or fondness
aggrandize
to enlarge; increase or size, power or rank
wax
to become larger
retribution
punishment for a wrong committed
abound
to be plentiful
wary
cautious; on guard
wince
to flinch in pain or fear
fortitude
strength of mind that allows one to endure adversity
reminisce
to recall the past, esp. fondly
sanctuary
a holy place; a place of refuge
civil
observing accepted social customs; not rude
viable
able to live; capable of success
myopic
near-sighted
mogul
a rich or powerful person
delve
to look for; to search; to investigate
cavil
to argue in a petty fashion; make trifling objections
notorious
having a bad reputation
disingenuous
not straightforward or candid; crafty
litigant
one who is engaged in a lawsuit