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SAT Critical Reading Vocab

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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