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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. 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