vocab 1.txt

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vocab 1.txt
2012-11-21 07:06:13

sat vocab
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  1. respiration
    a single complete act of breathing in and out
  2. abjure
    formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressure
  3.  abrogate
    revoke formally
  4. abstemious
    marked by temperance in indulgence
  5. acumen
    shrewdness shown by keen insight
  6. antebellum
    belonging to a period before a war especially the American Civil War
  7.  auspicious
    auguring favorable circumstances and good luck
  8.  belie
    be in contradiction with
  9.  bellicose
    having or showing a ready disposition to fight
  10. bowdlerize
    edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate
  11. chicanery
    the use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them
  12. chromosome
    a threadlike strand of DNA in the cell nucleus that carries the genes in a linear order
  13.  churlish
    having a bad disposition; surly
  14.  circumlocution
    an indirect way of expressing something
  15. circumnavigate
    travel around, either by plane or ship
  16. deciduous
    (of plants and shrubs) shedding foliage at the end of the growing season
  17.  deleterious
    harmful to living things
  18.  diffident
    showing modest reserve
  19. enervate
    weaken mentally or morally
  20.  enfranchise
    grant freedom to; as from slavery or servitude
  21.  epiphany
    a divine manifestation
  22.  equinox
    either of two times of the year when the sun crosses the plane of the earth's equator and day and night are of equal length
  23. evanescent
    tending to vanish like vapor
  24. expurgate
    edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate
  25. facetious
    cleverly amusing in tone
  26. fatuous
    devoid of intelligence
  27.  feckless
    generally incompetent and ineffectual
  28. fiduciary
    relating to or of the nature of a legal trust (i.e. the holding of something in trust for another
  29.  jejune
    lacking interest or significance or impact
  30. loquacious
    full of trivial conversation
  31. lugubrious
    excessively mournful