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SAT Reasoning Vocab

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1. Defensible - justifiable - maintainable

2. Challenged; called into question

3. All-powerful

4. Made up of a variety of sources or styles

5. Reluctant to draw attention to yourself

6. Made; concocted in order to deceive

7. Lacking either stimulating or irritating characteristics

8. Quick and skillful in movement

9. (adj.) neglectful in performance of one's duty - careless

10. Superiority to all others

11. Greatly respected; holy; sacred

12. Sorry; showing regret

13. Fresh and clean; uncorrupted

14. Causing disturbance or excitement

15. Protest; objection

16. Existing as an independent entity

17. Showy; pompous; claiming unjustified distinction

18. Not able to be corrected; beyond control

19. (adj.) subject to odd ideas - notions - or fancies; playful; unpredictable

20. Obsolete - out of fashion - no longer usable

21. Wordy - very talkative

22. Pushing - demanding attention - showy

23. Ordinary - common

24. Encouraged

25. Refusal of any compromise; stubbornness

26. Clothing - garments

27. Pertaining to the countryside; rural; rustic

28. Rash - impulsive

29. Quick - shrewd - and unpredictable

30. Strict - severe; rigorously or urgently binding or compelling; sharp or bitter to the taste

31. Easily angered

32. Intended to teach or instruct

33. Having a secret or hidden meaning

34. (adj.) pompous or overblown in language; full of high-sounding words intended to conceal a lack of ideas

35. Characterized by propriety and dignity and good taste in manners and conduct

36. Calm; sluggish; unemotional

37. Incapable of being expressed

38. Erroneous - unintelligent - wrong

39. (n.) a survey made for military purposes; any kind of preliminary inspection or examination

40. Intended to deceive

41. Instinctive

42. Conflict within a group

43. Impartial; calm - free from emotion

44. Perfectly clear; leaving no room for doubt or misunderstanding

45. Intended for or understood by only a small group

46. Tending to spread; spread over

47. yearning; sadly longing

48. Characterized by arrogant assertion of unproved or unprovable principles

49. Lasting a very short time

50. Openly straightforward and direct without reserve or secretiveness