SAT Vocabulary List Pt. 348 cards

Tagged as: sat, medical, medicine, nursing, psychology

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abase

to lower in rank, prestige, or esteem uh BAYS

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deride

to mock contemptuously duh RIDE

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derogatory

insulting or intended to insult duh RAH guh tor ee

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disparage

to speak of negatively; to belittle dis PAR uj

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effrontery

brazen boldness; presumptuousness eh FRON ter ee

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ignominy

great personal dishonor or humiliation; disgraceful conduct IG nuh mi nee

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impugn

to attack as false or questionable im PYOON

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mar

to damage, especially in a disfiguring way MAR

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pejorative (adj.)

disparaging, belittling, insutling puh JOR uh tiv

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vex

to annoy or bother; to perplex VEKS

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vindictive

disposed to seek revenge; revengeful; spiteful vin DIK tiv

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bombastic

given to pompous speech or writing bom BAS tik

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ebullience

intense enthusiasm eh BOO li ents

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exorbitant

exceeding all bounds, as of custom or fairness eg ZOR bit int

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exuberant

full of unrestrained enthusiasm or joy eg ZOO bur ent

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embellish

to ornament or decorate; to exaggerate em BELL ish

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flagrant

extremely or deliberately shocking or noticeable

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gratuitous

given freely; unearned; unnecessary gruh TOO uh tus

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lavish (adj.)

extravagant LAV ish

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lugubrious

mournful, dismal, or gloomy, especially to an exaggerated or ludicrous deggree luh GOO bree yus

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opulent

displaying great wealth OP yoo lent

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ornate

elaborately decorated or NAYT

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penchant

a strong inclination or liking PEN chent

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redundant

needlessly repetitive ree DUN dint

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ubiquitous

being or seeming to be everywhere at the same time; omnipresent yoo BIK wit us

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vicarious

felt or undergone as if one were taking part in the experience or feelings of another vie KA ree us

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vignette

a short scene or story vin YET

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amalgam

a combination of diverse elements; a mixture uh MAL gum

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inundate

to overwhelm as if with a flood; to swamp IN un dayt

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multifarious

diverse; various mul ti FAYR ee us

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multiplicity

state of being various or manifold; a great number mul tuh PLI sit ee

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alleviate

to ease pain or burden uh LEE vee ayt

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beneficial

producing or promoting a favorable result; helpful ben uh FISH ul

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carthartic

relaxing after an emotional outburst kuh THAR tik

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curative

able to heal or cure KYUR uh tiv

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palliative

relieving or soothing the symptoms of a disease or disorder without effecting a cure PAL lee uh tiv

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therapeutic

having or exhibiting healing powers thair uh PYOO tik

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complement (n)

something that completes, goes with, or brings to perfection KOM plem ent

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epitome

a representative or example of a type ep IT o mee

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felicitous

admirably suited; apt fuh LIH sih tus

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belie

to misrepresent or disguise bee LIE

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debunk

to expose untruths, shams, or exaggerated claims duh BUNK

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dubious

doubtful; of unlikely authenticity DOO bee us

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duplicitous

deliberately deceptive doo PLIS uh tus

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fabricate

to make up in order to deceive FAB ruh kayt

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fallacy

a false notion FAL uh see

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mendacious

lying; untruthful men DAY shus

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specious

having the ring of truth or plausibility but actually false SPEE shus