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SAT Critical Reading Vocab

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1. Money paid regularly to sb as wages

2. (spots) done very fast with great energy

3. To punish or make sb suffer

4. Determined to do sth despite difficulty - especially when people are against you and think that you are being annoying and unreasonable

5. A person who helps in criminal incidents

6. Name or word that is not accurate or appropriate

7. Clever at understanding and making judgments about

8. Supply of bullets

9. Full of energy - excitement and happiness

10. To look like or be similar to another person or thing

11. To make sth bigger - louder - stronger

12. Unable to escape; kept as a prisoner or in a confined space

13. Rule d and controlled by men

14. Starving

15. Connected with money

16. Focus more on function than other qualities

17. A gradual decline of sth

18. A situation that sth is defeated easily and completely

19. To make unpleasant sound

20. Belonging to a particular place rather than coming to it from somewhere else (= native)

21. To make you sad

22. Common - widespread

23. To establish sth very firmly so that it's very difficult to change

24. Souvenir

25. To give sth to sb to show respect

26. Sth valuable that has passed down within a family

27. All the animal living in an area or in a particular period of history

28. Lonely and unhappy

29. Moving in a way that is not smooth or elegant

30. Hurried - especially when this has bad results

31. To suddenly cause sth bad to happen

32. Not needed or useful

33. Not safe and certain; dangerous

34. Never changing therefore boring

35. Critical in a direct and rather cruel way

36. Not enough

37. Plunge

38. To hide sth

39. (usually plural) a thing you must do as a formal or official part of a legal process - a social situation - etc - (usually singular) a thing - that you must do as part of an official progress - but which has little meaning and will not affect what ha

40. To fill with water and sink; to fail because of a particular problem

41. Unwilling to tell people about things

42. To make sth into catalogue

43. Rude because sth done quickly or using very few words

44. Title or set of instructions of book or exam

45. Able to spread around

46. To tell again

47. A mix of different things found together

48. The amount of confidence and enthusiasm

49. Violent and brutal

50. Cheerful and friendly