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SAT Critical Reading Vocab

Instructions:
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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  • Match each statement with the correct term.
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This is a study tool. The 3 wrong answers for each question are randomly chosen from answers to other questions. So, you might find at times the answers obvious, but you will see it re-enforces your understanding as you take the test each time.
1. (of a liquid) thick and sticky; not flowing freely






2. A natural or artificial lake that keeps water before it is taken by pipes to houses - etc.






3. Connected with money






4. Unfriendly and aggressive






5. A match of boxing/wrestling






6. To make into compartment (room)






7. Title or set of instructions of book or exam






8. To strongly criticize sb/sth that you think is wrong - illegal - etc.






9. Physically strong and healthy






10. To make it difficult for sth to continue in the normal way






11. To copy sth exactly






12. Practices self denial as spiritual discipline






13. Never changing






14. To give sth to sb to show respect






15. To give sb control of sth unwillingly






16. Careful when dealing with sb/sth because you think that there may be a danger or problem






17. Extremely wet






18. Focus more on function than other qualities






19. A cranky old person






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






21. To destroy completely or accidentally






22. A sign that shows that sth is going to happen - often bad






23. To reduce sth by a large amount so that there's not enough left






24. Unexpectedly amusing






25. To get info or reaction - especially with difficulty






26. Very dry; having no or little rain






27. (spots) done very fast with great energy






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






29. To produce a book - list - report - etc. by bringing together different items - articles - songs - etc.






30. To make sth bigger - louder - stronger






31. Able to spread around






32. Using only as much money or food as is necessary






33. Official of not to do/pay what you normally have to






34. Very angry






35. To be worried and anxious






36. (informal) different from what most people expect






37. A legal document from a court of order






38. To punish or make sb suffer






39. (formal - disapproving) speech or writing that is intended to influence people - but that is not completely honest or sincere






40. Lonely and unhappy






41. Nervous and easily frightened






42. A comfortable or suitable role - job - way of life - etc.






43. Talking a lot - especially about unimportant things






44. A reply - especially a quick critical or amusing






45. How serious - important - large sth is






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






47. Plunge






48. A situation of earning less than owed of spent






49. Not easily irritated






50. Supporter