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SAT Critical Reading Vocab

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1. To have pity on sth you want to have that you used to have

2. Having many sexual partners; taking from a wide range of sources - especially without careful thought

3. Extremely polite and full of respect - especially in an old-fashioned way

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

5. Not clear in a person's mind

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

7. The quality of being loyal to sb/sth

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

9. To do or be better than sb/sth

10. To hide sth

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

12. An idea - a belief or an understanding of shth

13. Regulated

14. To move away sth

15. Something that encourage a process or activity

16. = mime; = farce

17. Small and poor in quality

18. A cranky old person

19. A fact or an event in nature or society - especially one that is not fully understand

20. Violent and brutal

21. A reply - especially a quick critical or amusing

22. A person who helps in criminal incidents

23. Very sad

24. To make sth weaker

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

26. The fact of caring about the needs and happiness of other people more than your own

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

28. Search inside sth

29. Very dry; having no or little rain

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

31. (man) to sing or play music to a woman of his love outside under the window

32. An important article in newspaper that express the editor's opinion

33. A situation of earning less than owed of spent

34. To talk or move with weak unsteady steps - especially because you are drunk or ill/sick

35. Being lack of variety

36. To destroy completely or accidentally

37. Organized of levels from high to low in a society

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

39. Determined to do sth despite difficulty - especially when people are against you and think that you are being annoying and unreasonable

40. A solider who will fight for any country or group that offers payment

41. A political situation in which people are angry and likely to pretest or fight

42. Ambiguous

43. Giving enthusiastic praise 'in glowing terms'

44. To refuse - reject in a proud way

45. Revoke; to sate that a law - contract - decision - etc. is no longer valid

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

47. Clear and easy to understand

48. Outstanding; greatest in importance or degree or significance or achievement

49. The act of conceding

50. Never changing