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SAT Reasoning Common Words

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1. The practice of talking and thinking about oneself excessively because of an inflated sense of self-importance






2. Having refined taste or good judgment; discerning






3. To serve as evidence or proof of something






4. Unwise






5. To display (something) ostentatiously - especially in order to provoke envy or admiration; to show off






6. The act or result of stimulating something






7. Self-confidence or assurance - especially when in a demanding situation; poise






8. Truthful and straightforward; open






9. A trait specific to an individual






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






11. An intense but short-lived passion or admiration for (something)






12. To build up again from parts; to reconstruct






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






14. An abundance or large quantity of something






15. A member of the highest class of society






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






17. A dangerous - difficult - or otherwise unfortunate situation






18. To succeed in persuading or influencing (someone) to do something






19. Someone who supports a particular set of ideas - party - or person






20. To strip (something) of its covering - possessions - or assets; to make bare






21. Definite and clear; vehement






22. A cruel and oppressive ruler






23. To invent - concoct - or make (something) up; to lie






24. Relating to financial matters






25. Involving conflict or opposition






26. A basic law; a fundamental truth






27. Extremely thorough - exhaustive - or accurate; strictly applied or adhered to






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






29. Calm; peaceful






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






31. Capable of making mistakes or being erroneous






32. Not open to more than one interpretation; clear






33. Unnecessary - especially through being more than enough; surplus






34. Not easily letting go of or giving up an object - a position - or an idea; not easily dispelled or discouraged






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






36. Given or supplied free of charge






37. To accept that something undesirable cannot be avoided






38. Lacking inspiration or excitement; dull






39. A person who attacks cherished beliefs or institutions






40. To cite or appeal to (someone or something) as an authority for an action or in support of an argument






41. An expert in a particular subject or field who is frequently called on to give opinions about it to the public






42. Reserved or uncommunicative in speech; saying little






43. The state of being private and away from other people; solitude






44. Overimaginative and unrealistic; far-fetched






45. To give special importance to (something); to stress






46. 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






47. Not displaying or influenced by sentimental feelings






48. Impossible to deny or disprove; incontrovertible






49. A firmly held belief or opinion






50. A system of methods used in a particular area of study or activity