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47 terms

kaplan hard 1

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BILK
to cheat; defraud
BLIGHT
to afflict; destroy
BLITHE
joyful, cheerful, or without appropriate thought
FERVID
intensely emotional; feverish
SOLECISM
grammatical mistake; blunder in speech
JETTISON
to discard; get rid of as unnecessary or encumbering
FLORID
excessively decorated or embellished
SEDITION
behavior that promotes rebellion or civil disorder against the state
GLIB
fluent in an insincere manner; offhand; casual
FETID
foul-smelling; putrid
GLOWER
to glare or stare angrily and intensely
MONASTIC
extremely plain or secluded
CHAUVINIST
someone prejudiced in favor of a group to which he/she belongs
GUILE
deceit; trickery
SOBRIQUET
nickname
BELFRY
bell tower; room in which a bell is hung
CRESCENDO
steadily increasing in volume or force
LUMINOUS
bright; brilliant; glowing
GROVEL
to humble oneself in a demeaning way
SANGUINE
ruddy; cheerfully optimistic
STRATAGEM
trick designed to deceive an enemy
HEGEMONY
the domination of one state or group over its allies
EXPURGATE
to censor
PARLEY
discussion, usually b/w enemies
DISSEMBLE
to present a false appearance; to disguise one's real intentions or character
SPORTIVE
frolicsome; playful
VERDANT
green with vegetation; inexperienced
INIQUITY
sin; evil act
FALLOW
dormant; unused
OROTUND
pompous
TAWDRY
gaudy, cheap, or showy
SULLY
to tarnish; taint
VERNAL
related to spring; fresh
DROLL
amusing in a wry, subtle way
SARDONIC
cynical; scornfully mocking
LAMPOON
to ridicule with satire
SURFEIT
excessive amount
INGENUOUS
showing innocence or childlike simplicity
LAPIDARY
relating to precious stones or the art of cutting them
INEXORABLE
inflexible; unyielding
MISSIVE
a written note or letter
NETTLE
to irritate
SYCOPHANT
a self-serving flatterer; yes-man
LACHRYMOSE
tearful
PASTICHE
piece of literature or music imitating other works
FORD
to cross a body of water by wading
PULCHRITUDE
beauty