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SAT Critical Reading Vocab

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1. (literary) to increase then decrease in strength - importance - etc. over a period of time

2. To have pity on sth you want to have that you used to have

3. To smile widely

4. Very serious

5. To tell again

6. To suddenly cause sth bad to happen

7. To make sb less angry about sth

8. Common - widespread

9. (formal) to start to do sth new or difficult

10. Hesitating before doing sth because you don't want to do it or because you aren't sure that if it's the right thing to do

11. Only; single

12. That can be said to be true in the case of sb/sth

13. Critical in a direct and rather cruel way

14. (formal) to prove that sth is wrong; to say that sth is not true or fair

15. To make sth weaker

16. Of many kinds; having great variety

17. Skill with your hands; skilfully done

18. Very important in making sth to happen

19. Dirty and unpleasant - usually with immortal or illegal activities

20. To get info or reaction - especially with difficulty

21. To perform a play or act a part in a play; to pass a law

22. Using only a few words to say sth

23. Money paid regularly to sb as wages

24. To talk or move with weak unsteady steps - especially because you are drunk or ill/sick

25. To praise sb/sth very much

26. To trick sb into doing sth - especially by being nice to them

27. A situation of earning less than owed of spent

28. Dirty of any kind

29. Showing sexual desire and love towards sb

30. Being lack of variety

31. A lack of sth

32. Never changing

33. A natural or artificial lake that keeps water before it is taken by pipes to houses - etc.

34. Most important and noticeable

35. Extremely dangerous or harmful and quick to have a n effect

36. A person living in a country that's not their own

37. Unable to escape; kept as a prisoner or in a confined space

38. (usually plural) a thing you must do as a formal or official part of a legal process - a social situation - etc - (usually singular) a thing - that you must do as part of an official progress - but which has little meaning and will not affect what ha

39. Search inside sth

40. (formal - disapproving) using or containing more words than are neede

41. False - although seeming to be genuine

42. To establish sth very firmly so that it's very difficult to change

43. To copy sth exactly

44. Beg; seriously asking for

45. To enjoy or desire much

46. Cheerful and friendly

47. They physical feature of an area of land - especially the position of its mountains - rivers - etc.

48. To hide sth

49. To get onto a sheep

50. Additional information