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500 Hard SAT Word List (2): Print 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