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64 terms

SAT #5

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abstruse
hard to understand
accent
emphasis
acreage
area of land
adroit
skillful; clever
aerobatics
airplane stunts
amendment
an addition or change to a document
amiable
pleasant; friendly
amiss
wrong; mistakenly
anachronism
something located at a time when it could not have existed or occurred
animosity
hatred; hostility
antipathy
intense dislike
ascribe
to assign or refer to (as a cause or source), attribute
assimilate
to absorb and digest; to fit in
biogeochemical
relating to the division and cycling of chemical elements and compounds between the living and nonliving parts of an ecosystem
biosphere
where life exists
bylaw
local or private law
callous
uncaring; hard
calve
to give birth to a calf; to detach
cameo
a small stone with a carved portrait; a brief appearance
Cantonese
people from Canton, China; the Chinese language spoken in Guangzhou
capital
most significant; money/property; punishable by death
capitalism
an economic system based on private property and competitive business
castigate
to punish or criticize harshly
cavort
to run around playfully
cede
to give up; to hand over
championed
to support; to defend
chiefly
mainly
cinch
1. to tighten 2. to make certain
cogent
persuasive; logically convincing
commence
to start
cohesive
holding together; reasonable
companionable
friendly
concerted
cooperative; combined
congested
full; crowded
coprolite
fossilized dung
correspondence
communication; similarity
cosmopolitan
sophisticated; worldly
cosset
to pamper; spoil
credulous
gullible; believing everything
crescent
curved slice of a circle
cryptic
hidden; secret; hard to understand
decked out
dressed in nice or decorative clothing
defective
flawed; broken
defer
to give in to another's wish or opinion
deft
quick and skillful in movement
demure
modest, shy
demurral
an objection or protest
dilettante
one who does an activity just for fun; amateur
disenchant
to release from false belief
dissemble
to create a false appearance
dollop
a small amount; a blob
dreary
gloomy; cheerless
dutiful
obedient; responsible
ebb
the movement of the tide toward the sea; to weaken or fall back
effigy
a statue or image of a person (that you burn)
elongate
to make longer
emission
the release or giving off of something
emporium
a large store
envelop
to enclose
essence
basic nature; central characteristic
forbearance
patience; tolerance
guile
dishonesty; deception
haphazard
careless
hedonism
pursuit of physical pleasures