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SAT Reasoning Common Words

Instructions:
  • 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. 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