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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