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SAT Critical Reading Vocab

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1. That can be done; that will be successful (= feasible); (biology) capable of developing and surviving independently

2. A situation that sth is defeated easily and completely

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

4. A person who gives money or other help to a person or an organization

5. To obtain - especially with difficulty

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

7. Sad - quite and unhappy

8. To enjoy or desire much

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

10. An animal or a plant of parents from different species

11. Extremely complicated and difficult to follow; (formal) having many twits or curves

12. To deal with a problem or difficult situation

13. Concerned with making people live better

14. Imply; to tell or say sth indirectly that it is true

15. A fake name of a criminal or actor

16. Very high (loft=attic)

17. To copy sth exactly

18. A gradual decline of sth

19. To leave out

20. Not easily irritated

21. A person living in a country that's not their own

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

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

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

25. Additional information

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

27. Someone who releases people from captivity or bondage

28. A natural or artificial lake that keeps water before it is taken by pipes to houses - etc.

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

30. To talk sb into gently

31. To do or be better than sb/sth

32. (disapproving) to interest or excite in a sexual way

33. To praise sb/sth very much

34. Only; single

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

36. Needing great effort and energy

37. A code that knights adopted in the late Middle Ages; requiring them to be brave - loyal and true to their word; they had to fight fairly in battle

38. Understood or experienced by only a small group of people who share a particular area of knowledge on or activity

39. Talking a lot - especially about unimportant things

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

41. A mix of different things found together

42. Horrible or terrible

43. Full of energy - excitement and happiness

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

45. Beg; seriously asking for

46. To refuse to accept sth (=reject)

47. Too small; (of a person) hating to spend money

48. Strong and not easily damaged

49. Focus more on function than other qualities

50. (usually plural) a thing you must do as a formal or official part of a legal process - a social situation - etc - (usually singular) a thing - that you must do as part of an official progress - but which has little meaning and will not affect what ha