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SAT Vocab Multiple Meanings

Subjects : sat, english, vocabulary
Instructions:
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. (n.) - A dissolute man - womanizer. Do not go out with Bill - he's a rake and can't be trusted.






2. An arrogant attitude. George took a cavalier attitude towards smoking in the men's room.






3. A tool used for shaping. My father used a die to shape the replacement spindle for our stair railing.






4. Elevation of a land surface. The globe we have had all the mountain ranges in relief. Remember bas relief?






5. (v.) - To toss around The ship was buffeted by high winds)






6. To change as if by dyeing - to distort or affect. When she colored her hair purple it colored my impression of her.






7. (n.) - To read over or study with great attention. Fran pored over the yearbook hoping to find himself in many pictures.






8. To lean or tilt to one side. When our dog wakes from a nap - his head lists to one side.






9. (v.) - To bother - question repeatedly Harry badgered me for a new lacrosse stick






10. A perfect example Sam was the personification of bravery.






11. To bring up - announce - begin to talk about. Many parents are afraid to broach the subject of colleges with their kids






12. (adj.) - Serious Pleas recognize the gravity of the situation and refrain from laughing.






13. (n.) - The physical character - health of a body. I am very lucky because I have a very healthy constitution - so have never missed a day of school.






14. (adj.) - Having an offensively strong or unclean odor. The men's locker room is rank after a football game.






15. (n.) - A liking or talent for (syn: predilection - proclivity - penchant). The SAT really likes this one






16. A serious situation or problem. Joe did not apprear to recognize the gravity of the situation






17. Contemptible; despicable. I find his behavior to be scurvy.






18. Inhumanely cruel. Attila the Hun was probably the most fell of all rulers.






19. The supporting structural cross-part of a wing. Guitars have struts across the neck.






20. (v.) - To move slowly and awkwardly. The old man lumbered down the lane






21. To diminish the intensity or check the vibration of sound.






22. Exceptional - unusual - odd.She was singular in her gymnasts talent. She was singular in her Gothic taste.






23. To attempt to gain the favor or support of a person or group - The politician courted support for the new bill he wanted to pass -






24. To demand - call for - require - take. Our English teachers demands were exacting. The pressure of public speaking exacted a tremendous amount of vitality from George VI.






25. Selective or refined taste. Nina had discriminating taste






26. To saturate or completely soak - as in to let a tea bag steep. Allow the tea to steep for at least five minutes -






27. Hidden - concealed - beyond comprehension. John Lofter was well regarded because his evil intentions were occult.






28. To become weak; to lose interest. After the long battle the soldiers were flagged.






29. To tolerate - endure - countenance. I can brook many of his silly habits but loud gum chewing is intolerable






30. (adj.) - Austere - rigid. She wore her hair in a severe bun and she dressed is a severe black - high necked dress.






31. (v.) - To insult - put down . Every word she said was meant as a slight and the whole class recognized her hostility.






32. To test or try; attempt; experiment. Dr. Ying has us essay several compounds in Chemistry class today.






33. A stereotypical or formulaic character. i don't remember her name beacause she was just a stock character in the play.






34. To complain about bitterly. He railed against the new regulations.






35. A group of trees. Please put the new bench in front of the stand of pine trees.






36. Official approval or disapproval of an action. Mrs' Gerring sanctioned ipod but only for studying vocabulary






37. (v.) - To join two things together The wellness club and the athletic department were bridged my their mutual interest in having Hackley serve healthy food.






38. Overshadow; surpass. The younger brother - Tim - eclipsed his sister as timed relays.






39. (v.) - To complain After awhile her carping became very irritating because she never said anything positive about the school.






40. (v) - To shock or stun






41. A strong tendency. Annie has a bent for Chemistry.






42. (v.) - To attempt to get recognition or applause (e.g. to milk an audience) The young singer stayed on stage after the applause died down hoping to milk more even more recognition from the audience.






43. To reduce quality or value of something. If you defrost and refreeze the meat you will compromise the quality.






44. To move heavily and clumsily. Hagrid lumbered back to his shack.






45. (n. - v.) - A factory where money is produced / To produce money also excellent condition Mint produced pennies. When they are minted - they are in mint condition.






46. To tear or torn; an opening or tear. There was a rent in his uniform jacket from the barbed wire fence -






47. To remove (as a parliamentary motion) from consideration - let's table the discussion on cafeteria lunch and go for a nice walk instead.






48. (v.) - To cut short. He cropped his jeans so he he could wade into the water and not have wet pants around his ankles






49. (v.) - To give in - acquiesce Eventually - Mimi caved in and let the girls wear eye makeup






50. To take for one's own use; confiscate. Harry appropriated the candy supply for himself.