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SAT Reasoning Vocab

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1. Showing excessive emotion; overflowing

2. Open to more than one interpretation

3. Literal interpretation and strict adherence to basic principles of a religion (or a religious branch - denomination - or sect).

4. The art of presenting ideas in a clear - effective - and persuasive manner

5. Brief - concise

6. Undamaged; uninjured

7. Not clearly understood or expressed

8. Insincere

9. Sorry; showing regret

10. Intended to teach or instruct

11. Retiring - humble - modest

12. Lacking either stimulating or irritating characteristics

13. The trait of being generous in behavior and temperament

14. Impartial; calm - free from emotion

15. Extreme - chauvinistic patriotism - often favoring an aggressive - warlike foreign policy

16. Troubled; distressed

17. Intricate; complex

18. Stubbornly insistent on theory without regard for practicality or suitability

19. Containing or implying a slight or showing prejudice

20. Fresh and clean; uncorrupted

21. An unsuitable or misleading name

22. Profound respect

23. Set in a rigidly conventional pattern of behavior - habits - or beliefs

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

25. Intended for or understood by only a small group

26. Quick and skillful in movement

27. Made; concocted in order to deceive

28. Ill-tempered and quarrelsome; disagreeable

29. Quick - shrewd - and unpredictable

30. Having a secret or hidden meaning

31. Defensible - justifiable - maintainable

32. Deep - extensive learning

33. Instinctive

34. Lasting a very short time

35. Intended to deceive

36. Refusal of any compromise; stubbornness

37. Difficult to accomplish

38. Not to be satisfied or pacified; unyielding

39. Calm; sluggish; unemotional

40. Wordy - very talkative

41. Floating debris (from a ship)

42. (adj) given to fighting; active and aggressive in support of a cause; (n) an activist

43. Existing as an independent entity

44. Eating away gradually - acidlike; bitterly sarcastic

45. Mournful - dismal - or gloomy - especially to an exaggerated or ludicrous degree

46. Ordinary - common

47. Disagreement

48. Reluctant to draw attention to yourself

49. yearning; sadly longing

50. your usual mood