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SAT Critical Reading Vocab

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1. Focus more on function than other qualities

2. Unexpectedly amusing

3. To establish sth very firmly so that it's very difficult to change

4. Rule as emperor - king - or queen

5. Supply of bullets

6. (formal - disapproving) using or containing more words than are neede

7. (spots) done very fast with great energy

8. To make sth weaker

9. (formal) to form an opinion about sth even though you do not have much information on it

10. To perform a play or act a part in a play; to pass a law

11. Of many kinds; having great variety

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

13. Showing much or too much emotion

14. A person who commit the crime of setting fire

15. Hurried - especially when this has bad results

16. To give sb control of sth unwillingly

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

18. A highly poisonous chemical

19. The quality of being loyal to sb/sth

20. Not needed or useful

21. A name used b y writer that is not real

22. Not enough

23. A person who can't control himself to set fire on things

24. Able to spread around

25. A situation that sth is defeated easily and completely

26. Not interesting or exciting

27. How serious - important - large sth is

28. Not noticeable or obvious

29. Very dry; having no or little rain

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

31. The amount of confidence and enthusiasm

32. False - although seeming to be genuine

33. Clever at understanding and making judgments about

34. Sad - quite and unhappy

35. A fake name of a criminal or actor

36. To fell disgust or strong dislike

37. Ambiguous

38. To praise sb/sth very much

39. Living wild - especially after escaping from life as a pet or on a farm

40. The quality of being honest and having strong moral principles

41. (formal - disapproving) trying too hard to please sb - especially sb who is important

42. Dirty of any kind

43. Violent and brutal

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

45. To give sth to sb to show respect

46. Starving

47. Allocate - distribute - or apportion anew

48. Ancestor

49. A special liking for sth

50. Speed in doing sth - especially because you do not have enough time