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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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1. Believability; plausibility






2. To read thoroughly and carefully






3. Practicing severe self-discipline and avoidance of all luxury






4. Regrettable






5. Kind and friendly toward a younger or less experienced person






6. Reserved or uncommunicative in speech; saying little






7. Open to more than one interpretation; having a double meaning






8. To attempt to persuade people of the merits of (someone or something); to extol






9. A short pithy saying in general use - stating a general truth or piece of advice; an adage






10. To publicly denounce; to condemn






11. To frighten or threaten (someone) - especially in order to make them do what one wants






12. Deliberately created; artificial






13. Exciting; stirring






14. Intimidating; seeming difficult to deal with






15. Formal and dignified; not cheerful or smiling






16. Impossible to subdue or defeat; invincible






17. Absolutely necessary; essential






18. A lack of variety; tedium






19. Convenient and practical - although possibly improper or immoral






20. To evade or escape from (a danger - enemy - or pursuer) - typically in a skillful or cunning way






21. To annoy or irritate; to vex or exasperate






22. Having no comforts or luxuries; harsh or ascetic






23. Something different from what is standard - normal - or expected; an oddity






24. The process of making something homogeneous






25. To continue in a course of action even in the face of difficulty or with little or no prospect of success; to persist






26. To cause (someone) to believe something that is not true; to trick






27. Able to be defended with logic or justification; valid






28. To praise highly - especially in a public context; to commend






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






30. Able to be heard






31. To cause (someone) to become more alert or active - or excited about something






32. To voluntarily cease to claim; to give (something) up






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






34. Referred to in a proverb or idiom; so well known as to be stereotypical






35. The state of being subject to death






36. Doubtfulness






37. Equipped or furnished in a specified way






38. To address (someone) in such a way as to express disapproval or disappointment; to reprimand






39. Severe or bare in appearance; austere






40. Intended to do harm; malign






41. To waste (something - especially money or time) in a reckless and foolish manner






42. Abundance; plenty






43. Given to sudden and unaccountable changes of mood or behavior; fickle






44. Of little value or importance






45. Hesitant; indecisive






46. Bringing strong images - memories - or feelings to mind






47. To come to an end - or to bring (something) to an end






48. Larger or more generous than is usual or necessary






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






50. Something that serves as a sign or evidence of a fact; proof