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SAT Vocab Multiple Meanings

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1. To modify ex: modify work He qualified his remarks so that the older voters were not offended.

2. To imply - suggest - or insinuate. He intimated that I had stolen his bike.

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

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

5. (n.) - A fundamental (e.g. staple crop)

6. (v.) - To elaborate or exaggerate. Every story Mike tells is so embroidered - that it is impossible to understand exactly what really is true.

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

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

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

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

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

12. To lose courage - turn frightened. The chimpanzee was quailed by the alpha male in the group.

13. (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.

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

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

16. Wit - joker. I love having dinner with your cousin; he's such a wag.

17. (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.

18. Majestic - venerable. Albert Bierstadt painted august mountains.

19. A rope - cord or cable attached as a brace or guide. The guy helped secure the mast.

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

21. To suspend; to engage; holding one's attention. I am afraid my brother is case of arrested development. Her beauty was arresting. His Chaucer lecture was arresting.

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

23. (adj.) - Indirect - vague . After a while I tired of her elliptical hints and asked her directly what she wanted from me.

24. To sap or droop; to become spiritless. I am sorry to be flagging but I am suffering from jet lag.

25. To restrain; halt; contain. He was able to check the flow of water with his wrench.

26. General acceptance . The banning of handguns gained currency after the movie theater shooting spree.

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

28. 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 -

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

30. Selective or refined taste. Nina had discriminating taste

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

32. Fitting - proper.It is altogether meet that Jackie Robinson is in the baseball hall of fame

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

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

35. Sarcastic - impertinent. He was sent to the principal's office for being flip in Miss Gerry's class.

36. (v.) - To question intensively . The criminal was grilled for hours by the police

37. 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.

38. To successfully travel through. We negotiated our way through the narrow street in Chainatown

39. A result or outcome of an action. The seniors' prank precipitated a ban on all future senior pranks.

40. To equivocate or change one's position. You can't count on Jane: she always waffles at the last moment

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

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

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

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

45. (n. - adj.) - Artificial or pretentious behavior. The trouble with Jill is that her behavior is so affected that it is impossible to determine her real personality

46. Soften or moderate Although he was disappointed - my dad tempered his words with a slight smile.

47. To enervate or weaken the vitality of. A sunny day at the beach saps all the energy out of me.

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

49. To devise a new word Who coined the name 'labradoodles?'

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