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SAT Reasoning Common Words

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

2. Inappropriate; unsuitable

3. Having a thick - sticky consistency between solid and liquid; having a high viscosity

4. Persistence; determination

5. To establish or originate (an institution or organization)

6. No longer needed or useful; needlessly replicating something already present

7. The action - process - or result of combining or uniting

8. To make someone troubled - nervous - or disturbed; to upset or perturb

9. A substance or thing that increases activity - interest - or enthusiasm

10. Freedom from external control or influence; independence

11. An event or thing that rouses activity or energy in someone or something; a spur or incentive

12. The ability to make good judgments and quick decisions

13. To overwhelm (someone) with things to be dealt with; to besiege

14. A refusal or unwillingness to change one's views or to agree about something; stubbornness

15. To state a fact or belief confidently and forcefully; to declare

16. To approach and address (someone) boldly or aggressively; to confront

17. To turn into bone or bony tissue; to become rigid or inflexible

18. An unorthodox or independent-minded person; a nonconformist

19. To retrieve or save (something) from potential loss or adverse circumstances; to recoup

20. The act or result of stimulating something

21. Loud and harsh; grating

22. Definite and clear; vehement

23. Fame; prominence

24. To regard as perfect or better than in reality

25. Preventing success or development; harmful

26. To make certain that (something) shall occur or be the case

27. A refutation or contradiction

28. An activity of a specified kind - especially a recreational or athletic one

29. Lacking imagination - foresight - or intellectual insight; narrow-minded

30. A person who promotes the welfare of others - especially by the generous donation of money to good causes

31. Understood or implied without being stated

32. Narrow-mindedness - insularity - or lack of sophistication

33. Widespread in a particular area at a particular time

34. Showing a high degree of skill and flair; complete or perfect

35. Contrary to what is usual - traditional - or accepted; unconventional

36. Doubtfulness

37. Quiet and rather reflective or depressed

38. A person with a pragmatic attitude

39. Able to recover or spring back quickly after being bent or compressed - or after difficult conditions

40. Calm; peaceful

41. Messy and dirty; scruffy

42. To make (someone) feel annoyed - frustrated - or worried - especially with trivial matters

43. Excellent; impressively splendid

44. Clever - original - and inventive

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

46. Only barely touching or related to (something); peripheral

47. Affecting the fundamental nature of something; far-reaching

48. Acting or done quickly and without thought or care; impulsive

49. Unexpected; unanticipated

50. A preconceived opinion that is not based on reason or actual experience; a bias