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SAT Critical Reading Vocab

Instructions:
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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  • Match each statement with the correct term.
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This is a study tool. The 3 wrong answers for each question are randomly chosen from answers to other questions. So, you might find at times the answers obvious, but you will see it re-enforces your understanding as you take the test each time.
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