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SAT Critical Reading Vocab

Instructions:
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. That can be done; that will be successful (= feasible); (biology) capable of developing and surviving independently






2. A situation that sth is defeated easily and completely






3. A fact or an event in nature or society - especially one that is not fully understand






4. A person who gives money or other help to a person or an organization






5. To obtain - especially with difficulty






6. A solider who will fight for any country or group that offers payment






7. Sad - quite and unhappy






8. To enjoy or desire much






9. The quality of being honest and straightforward in attitude and speech






10. An animal or a plant of parents from different species






11. Extremely complicated and difficult to follow; (formal) having many twits or curves






12. To deal with a problem or difficult situation






13. Concerned with making people live better






14. Imply; to tell or say sth indirectly that it is true






15. A fake name of a criminal or actor






16. Very high (loft=attic)






17. To copy sth exactly






18. A gradual decline of sth






19. To leave out






20. Not easily irritated






21. A person living in a country that's not their own






22. To talk or move with weak unsteady steps - especially because you are drunk or ill/sick






23. (formal) to start to do sth new or difficult






24. Not seeming to be based on a reason - system or plan and sometimes seeming unfair






25. Additional information






26. To make an illness or a bad or unpleasant situation worse (=worsen)






27. Someone who releases people from captivity or bondage






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






29. To move in an awkward way - pushing people around out of the way or crash into them






30. To talk sb into gently






31. To do or be better than sb/sth






32. (disapproving) to interest or excite in a sexual way






33. To praise sb/sth very much






34. Only; single






35. Organized of levels from high to low in a society






36. Needing great effort and energy






37. A code that knights adopted in the late Middle Ages; requiring them to be brave - loyal and true to their word; they had to fight fairly in battle






38. Understood or experienced by only a small group of people who share a particular area of knowledge on or activity






39. Talking a lot - especially about unimportant things






40. To agree to give sb what they ask for especially formal or legal permission to do sth






41. A mix of different things found together






42. Horrible or terrible






43. Full of energy - excitement and happiness






44. Dirty and unpleasant - usually with immortal or illegal activities






45. Beg; seriously asking for






46. To refuse to accept sth (=reject)






47. Too small; (of a person) hating to spend money






48. Strong and not easily damaged






49. Focus more on function than other qualities






50. (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