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SAT Critical Reading Vocab

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1. A series of unpleasant things that happen

2. undermine -> to make sth - especially sb's confidence or authority - gradually weaker or less effective

3. Plunge

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

5. A gradual decline of sth

6. To pretend to have a particular feeling

7. A person who believe it is not possible to know whether God exists or not

8. Not important or serious; not worth considering

9. (of the moon) to seem to get gradually bigger until its full form is visible

10. Sth valuable that has passed down within a family

11. Concerned with making people live better

12. Not showing much emotion or interest; remaining always the same and not reacting or changing

13. A reply - especially a quick critical or amusing

14. To be worried and anxious

15. To praise sb/sth very much

16. False - although seeming to be genuine

17. A mix of different things found together

18. To make sth happen or be produced

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

20. Horrible or terrible

21. Attack or criticize sb/sth severely on public

22. (disapproving) to be slow and unwilling to understand sth

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

24. Having a good effect on sb/sth - though often seeming unpleasant

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

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

27. Starving

28. (formal) to say in a will that you want sb to have your property - money - etc. after your die.

29. Very high (loft=attic)

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

31. Rule as emperor - king - or queen

32. The act of conceding

33. Common - widespread

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

35. Ancestor

36. Extremely dangerous or harmful and quick to have a n effect

37. To punish or make sb suffer

38. A bad sense of something will happen

39. The sate of not having any energy or enthusiasm for doing things

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

41. Very important in making sth to happen

42. Search inside sth

43. Title or set of instructions of book or exam

44. Money paid regularly to sb as wages

45. Very large

46. The main bottom part of a ship that goes in the water

47. To destroy completely or accidentally

48. A fragrant extract or essential oil obtained from the root of an Indian grass - used in perfumery and aromatherapy

49. Clever at understanding and making judgments about

50. Able to spread around