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SAT Practice Vocab. 1

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Abase
(verb) to humble, to disgrace.
Abate
(verb) To decrease, to reduce.
Abdicate
(verb) To give up position, right, or power.
Baleful
(adj.) Harmful, with evil intentions.
Banal
(adj.) Trite, overly common.
Bane
(noun) Cause of harm or ruin, source of annoyance.
Bastion
(noun) Fortification, stronghold.
Cabal
(noun) A secret group seeking to overturn something.
Cadence
(noun) Rhythmic flow of poetry, marching beat.
Callow
(adj.) Immature, lacking sophistication.
Canard
(noun) A lie.
Calumny
(noun) A false and malicious accusation, misrepresentation.
Dearth
(noun) Lack, scarcity, insufficiency.
Debase
(verb) To degrade or lower in quality or stature.
Ebullient
(adj.) Exhilarated, full of enthusiasm and high spirits.
Edict
(noun) Law, command, official public order.
Efficacious
(adj.) Effective, efficient.
Fallow
(adj.) Uncultivated, unused.
Fatuous
(adj.) Stupid, foolishly self-satisfied.
Febrile
(adj.) Feverish, marked by intense emotion or activity.