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SAT Reasoning Common Words

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1. Using very few words; concise






2. An act - statement - or gift that is intended to show gratitude - respect - or admiration






3. Presumed in the absence of further information; assumed






4. Failing to take proper care in doing something






5. Original; inventive






6. Having developed certain abilities at an earlier age than usual; gifted






7. A figure of speech involving the comparison of one thing with another thing of a different kind - used to make a description more emphatic or vivid






8. To overcome (a problem or difficulty) - typically in a clever or sneaky way; to get around






9. Innocent and unsuspecting; nave






10. Not aware of or not concerned about what is happening around one






11. To serve as a neutralizing or counterbalancing force to (something); to moderate






12. Openness and honesty; frankness






13. Unconventional and slightly strange; abnormal






14. To repeat for emphasis or clarity






15. Deceitful






16. To absorb and integrate (people - ideas - or culture) into a wider society or culture






17. A person with whom one works - especially in a profession or business






18. To make less severe - serious - or painful; to alleviate






19. To build up again from parts; to reconstruct






20. Not feeling or showing emotion






21. To feel or express strong disapproval of (something); to abhor






22. Inspiring respect and admiration






23. Better; higher-ranking






24. Relating to a violent natural event or disaster; catastrophic






25. To perceive or recognize (something)






26. Relating to the enforcement of a rule; rigid






27. Imperceptible; undetectable






28. To allow oneself to enjoy the pleasure of






29. To make (something) by synthesis - especially chemically






30. A firmly held belief or opinion






31. Anxious or fearful






32. To satisfy (a desire or an appetite) to the full






33. Having or done with good judgment or sense; wise






34. Charming; magnetic






35. Talkative; garrulous






36. An earlier event that is regarded as an example or model to be followed in the future






37. To make (something) greater by adding to it; to increase






38. A person's sense of self-esteem or self-importance






39. The ancient past






40. A widely held but oversimplified image or idea of a particular type of person or thing






41. The use of irony to mock or convey contempt






42. Open; honest






43. Well meaning and kindly; compassionate






44. Providing psychological relief through the open expression of strong emotions






45. A quotation from or reference to a book - paper - or author






46. Dealing with things sensibly and realistically in a way that is based on practical considerations






47. Copiously






48. Asserting one's will over another in an arrogant way; overbearing






49. A person inclined to question or doubt an accepted opinion






50. Not able to be imitated; unique