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SAT Critical Reading Vocab

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  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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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