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SAT Vocab Multiple Meanings

Subjects : sat, english, vocabulary
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1. (v.) - To toss around The ship was buffeted by high winds)

2. (adj.) - Unfamiliar - foreign The new schedule was so alien to me that I kept showing up at the wrong time for about a week.

3. (v.) - To complain about or denounce bitterly

4. (n.) - A dissolute man - womanizer. Do not go out with Bill - he's a rake and can't be trusted.

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

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

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

8. To pry - to press - or force with a lever; something taken by force - He prized the locked door until the door jam gave way.

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

10. To complain or grumble. Stop grousing and just come with us.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

24. (adj.) - Simple - undecorated

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

26. To soften; moderate. Mr. King - after forbidding students to wear shirst with scenes of violence tempered his remarks by saying that they did not apply to boys who never wore hoodies or shirts with offensive militaristic designs to school

27. (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

28. To co-mingle - to debase by mirroring with something inferior. I am afraid the bowl is made of an alloy - not sterling as we thought.

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

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

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

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

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

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

35. (v.) - To modify or soften the severity of a statement

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

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

39. To lose vigor (as through grief). After her husband died - Mrs. Deary pined for weeks.

40. (v.) - To proclaim enthusiastically. Harry was hailed as the greatest lacrosse player Hackley has ever seen.

41. Courage - spunk - fortitude. Despite hard times - James had amazing pluck.

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

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

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

45. (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.

46. Multicolored - usually in blotches. His face was pied from exposure to poison ivy

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

48. Exacting - fastidious - very precise. The reason the watch maker could command such high prices is because his work is so nice.

49. 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.

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