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21 terms

2014 PSAT Form W

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servile
being submissive or slave like
obstinate
stubborn; hardheaded; uncompromising
stern
serious and unrelenting, especially in the assertion of authority and exercise of discipline
hinder
to slow or impede the progress of
thwart
(v.) to oppose successfully; to prevent, frustrat
minutiae
Minor everyday details
subvert
To undermine; to corrupt
altruistic
(adj.) unselfish, concerned with the welfare of other
laudable
Deserving praise
recalcitrant
(adj.) stubbornly disobedient, resisting authority
vex
to annoy; irritate; puzzle; confuse
panacea
(n.) a remedy for all ills; cure-all; an answer to all problems
opaque
impossible to see through; preventing the passage of light
synergistic
the interaction or cooperation of two or more organizations, substances, or other agents to produce a combined effect greater than the sum of their separate effects: the synergy between artist and record company.
residual
remaining after the greater part or quantity has gone: the withdrawal of residual occupying forces.
virulent
(adj.) extremely poisonous; full of malice; spiteful
soporific
(adj.) tending to cause sleep, relating to sleepiness or lethargy; (n.) something that induces sleep
affront
An action or remark that causes outrage or offense
miasma
a highly unpleasant or unhealthy smell or vapor: a miasma of stale alcohol hung around him like marsh gas.
figment
a thing that someone believes to be real but that exists only in their imagination
remonstrance
protest; objection