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SAT Reasoning Common Words

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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