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500 Hard SAT Word List (2): Print One-sided Flashcard

circumscribe:
   limit narrowly; confine; draw a line around; encircle
circumspect:
   carefully aware of all circumstances; cautious
circumvent:
   surround an enemy; enclose or entrap; beat by cleverness and wit
clairvoyant:
   having foresight; fortuneteller
clamor:
   noise; loud outcry; expression of discontent or protest
clandestine:
   secret; conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods
counterfeit:
   make a copy of, usually with the intent to defraud; forge
covert:
   secretive, not openly shown
credible:
   capable of being credited or believed; worthy of belief; entitled to confidence; trustworthy
credulous:
   apt to believe on slight evidence; easily imposed upon; unsuspecting; believed too readily
cringe:
   shrink or recoil, as in fear, disgust or embarrassment; bend or crouch with base humility
cryptic:
   having hidden meaning; mystifying; using code or cipher
curtail:
   cut short or reduce; cut off end or tail, or any part
cynical:
   skeptical of motives of others; selfishly calculating; negative or pessimistic
decorum:
   propriety in manners and conduct; good taste in manners; conventions or requirements of polite behavior
decoy:
   lure or bait; means used to mislead or lead into danger
deference:
   willingness to carry out the wishes of others; great respect
defoliate:
   strip leaves or branches from; cause leaves of plant, tree, or forest to fall off, especially by use of chemicals
defunct:
   dead; no longer in use or existence
degradation:
   humiliation; debasement; decline to a lower condition, quality, or level
deleterious:
   having harmful effect; injurious; having quality of destroying life; noxious; poisonous
deliberate:
   consider; think about carefully; weigh
demur:
   object because of doubts; hesitate
denounce:
   condemn openly; criticize; make known in formal manner
deplete:
   decrease fullness of; use up or empty out
deplore:
   feel or express strong disapproval of; condemn; express sorrow or grief over; regret
depravity:
   extreme corruption or degradation; wickedness
deprecate:
   express disapproval of; protest against; belittle
deride:
   ridicule; make fun of; laugh at with contempt
derogatory:
   expressing low opinion; disparaging; belittling
desecrate:
   violate with violence, especially to sacred place
desist:
   cease to proceed or act; stop; forbear
despondent:
   in low spirits from loss of hope or courage
deter:
   keep from; stop; prevent or discourage from acting
deteriorate:
   become worse; decline
detrimental:
   causing damage or harm; injurious
dexterous:
   skillful in the use of the hands; having mental skill
digress:
   turn aside, especially from main subject in writing or speaking
dilemma:
   predicament; state of uncertainty or between equally unfavorable options
diligent:
   assiduous; industrious; hard-working
dirge:
   a piece of music of a mournful character, to accompany funeral rites; funeral hymn
discern:
   detect; perceive
discord:
   conflict; lack of agreement among persons, groups, or things
discrepancy:
   lack of consistency; difference
discriminate:
   make a clear distinction; distinguish; make sensible decisions; judge wisely
disdain:
   view with scorn or contempt; feel with aversion
enfranchise:
   admit to rights of citizenship, especially the right to vote
engender:
   cause; bring into existence; give rise to
enhance:
   make better or more attractive; increase; improve
enigma:
   puzzle; difficult problem
ensconce:
   settle oneself securely or comfortably; place or conceal in secure place
ephemeral:
   short-lived; enduring a very short time
epicure:
   a person with refined taste, especially in food and wine
epistle:
   a writing directed or sent to a person or persons; a written communication; letter
epistolary:
   consisting of letters; written in form of or carried on by letters
equivocate:
   lie; mislead; attempt to conceal the truth
erratic:
   no fixed or regular course; wandering
esoteric:
   hard to understand; known only in a particular group
espouse:
   take in marriage; marry; give one's loyalty or support to; adopt
etymology:
   study of historical development of languages, particularly as manifested in individual words
eulogy:
   expression of praise, often on the occasion of someone's death
euphemism:
   mild expression to replace offensive, unpleasant, or embarrassing one
evacuate:
   make empty; empty out; remove contents of
exacerbate:
   increase severity, violence, or bitterness of; aggravate
exceptionable:
   open or liable to objection or debate; liable to cause disapproval
exculpate:
   pronounce not guilty of criminal charges
execrable:
   very bad; extremely inferiorl; intolerable; very hateful
exegesis:
   explanation; interpretation, especially of biblical or religious text
exemplary:
   serving as model; outstanding; typical
exemplify:
   serve as an example of; embody
exhaustive:
   treating all parts or aspects without omission; comprehensive
exorcism:
   act of exorcising; driving out of evil spirits from persons or places by conjuration
expatriate:
   someone who has withdrawn from his native land
expedient:
   suitable; appropriate to a purpose; serving to promote your interest
expedite:
   process fast and efficiently; execute quickly and efficiently
exposition:
   exhibition; part of a play that provides the background information; opening section of a fugue
extol:
   praise highly; glorify; celebrate
extraneous:
   not essential; coming from outside
extrinsic:
   external; not essential; extraneous
fallacious:
   false; tending to mislead; deceptive
falter:
   be unsteady in purpose or action, as from loss of courage or confidence
fanatical:
   crazy; frenetic
fanaticism:
   excessive zeal; extreme devotion to a belief or cause
fastidious:
   difficult to please; having complicated requirements; excessively particular demanding about details
fatuous:
   foolish or silly, especially in self-satisfied way
feasible:
   capable of being accomplished or brought about
felicitous:
   apt; suitably expressed; well chosen
fervor:
   intensity of feeling; warmth of feeling; intense, heated emotion
fickle:
   not fixed or firm; liable to change; unstable; of a changeable mind
finesse:
   refinement and delicacy of performance; skillful, subtle handling