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SAT Reasoning Common Words

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  • 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. Contemptuous ridicule or mockery






2. To clear (someone) of blame or suspicion; to exonerate






3. To bring to mind






4. Not able to be denied or disputed; certain






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






6. To politely or patiently restrain an impulse to do something; to refrain






7. A stock of plays - dances - or pieces that a company or a performer knows or is prepared to perform






8. Awkward and hard to use; cumbersome






9. In agreement; consistent






10. Covering or affecting a large area






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






12. The ability to understand something immediately - without the need for conscious reasoning; instinct






13. Based on a hypothesis; theoretical






14. A declaration; a statement






15. To exercise control over; to have a commanding influence on






16. To omit or decline to take (something pleasant or valuable); to go without






17. Intended to do harm; malign






18. Relatively moderate - limited - or small






19. To cause (an undesirable event) to happen suddenly - unexpectedly - or prematurely






20. Given or supplied free of charge






21. To be of the same opinion; to agree






22. A set of principles concerned with the nature and appreciation of beauty






23. To examine or inspect closely and thoroughly






24. To present in a vivid or striking way






25. Not telling the truth; lying






26. Deliberately created; artificial






27. Evoking interest - attention - or admiration in a powerfully irresistible way; enthralling






28. Individually separate and distinct






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






30. Done at random or without careful judgment; haphazard






31. Concerned (or overly concerned) with lawsuits or litigation






32. Famous and respected within a particular sphere or profession; renowned






33. A system or organization in which people are ranked one above the other according to status or authority






34. Argumentative; confrontational






35. Something that exists only as an idea






36. To encourage or promote the development of something good; to cultivate or nurture






37. Filled a lively energy and excitement; ebullient






38. Wary and unwilling to take risks; cautious






39. A polite expression of praise or admiration






40. Calm; peaceful






41. Something that is mysterious - puzzling - or difficult to figure out






42. Tending to be different or develop in different directions






43. To totally bewilder or perplex; to puzzle






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






45. Fervent; ardent






46. To begin or continue a course of action; to move forward






47. To go around or past the edge of






48. To strongly suggest but not explicitly state






49. To try hard to do or achieve something






50. Having an exaggerated sense of one's own importance or abilities