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Glossary of Four-Letter Vocab from SAT 2400

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acme
high point; zenith
apex
zenith; high point; pinnacle
avid
passionate; ardent
bane
a cause for ruin
bard
a poet
bevy
a large group
bilk
to steal; to embezzle
boon
a sudden gain; a windfall
boor
a rude person
curt
abrupt to the point of rudeness
deft
skillfull; adept
dire
serious, urgent
diva
a female singer; a prima donna
dolt
an obtuse person
dupe
to trick
fawn
to flatter subserviently
foil
to baffle a plan; to thwart
gait
a manner or rate of walking
garb
clothing; attire
glut
to oversupply; to stuff
guru
a Hindu spiritual leader or teacher
heed
to listen to advice; to consider
hone
to sharpen
keen
sharp-minded; acute
laud
to praise; to adulate
mire
a swamp pit;a quagmire
mock
to poke fun at; to scoff at
molt
to shed hair, feathers, shell, or horn
onus
a duty or burden
oust
to forcibly remove a ruler from power
tact
finesse in dealing with people; diplomacy
tome
a very big book
tout
to flaunt
tyro
a beginner; a neophyte; a fledging
void
to cancel; to nullify
wary
cautious; chary

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