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25 terms

Lesson 18

2010-2011 PSAT Team Vocabulary for Flower Mound High School
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accord
agreement, state of harmony
annulment
a voiding, invalidation
arduous
very difficult to accomplish or to achieve, very demanding (task)
astute
shrewd, perspicacious, perceptive
carping
finding fault
covert
secret, concealed
desecrate
to violate the sanctity of something, to profane, to adulterate
dilatory
delaying, slow
esteem
estimate of value; approval and respect often blended with fondness
expatriate
an exile
fortuitous
something that happens by accident or chance (usually good)
guileless
without deceit
hackneyed
trite, banal, lacking freshness
illustrious
notably outstanding, famous
insatiable
incapable of being satisfied
loquacious
very talkative
neurotic
an emotionally unstable person; emotionally unstable
parch
to become dry from heat, to shrivel from the heat
porous
something that permits the passage of substances through pores
rancid
having a foul or offensive smell or taste
reconcile
to reestablish friendship, to resolve a dispute
saccharine
overly sweet attitude
sonorous
resonant, producing a full and rich sound
tentative
not fully worked out, provisional, uncertain
utility
usefulness