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SAT Critical Reading Vocab

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1. Understood or experienced by only a small group of people who share a particular area of knowledge on or activity

2. To spread information - knowledge - etc - so that it reaches many people

3. To look like or be similar to another person or thing

4. A comfortable or suitable role - job - way of life - etc.

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

6. To put your feet down noisily and heavily as you walk

7. A fake name of a criminal or actor

8. Clever at understanding and making judgments about

9. Talking a lot - especially about unimportant things

10. (formal) knowledge or understanding of sth

11. Not easily irritated

12. To make it difficult for sth to continue in the normal way

13. (disapproving) to be slow and unwilling to understand sth

14. To reduce sth by a large amount so that there's not enough left

15. Happiness - fun and the sound of people laughing

16. Souvenir

17. St that can be measured and used as a standard that other things can be compared with

18. 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

19. To make sth into catalogue

20. Not interesting or exciting

21. (formal - approving) never giving up or getting tired of doing st

22. Very expensive and looking very impressive

23. (spots) done very fast with great energy

24. An idea - a belief or an understanding of shth

25. Determined to do sth despite difficulty - especially when people are against you and think that you are being annoying and unreasonable

26. To limit the amount of sth that sb is allowed to have

27. Revoke; to sate that a law - contract - decision - etc. is no longer valid

28. Needing great effort and energy

29. To praise sb/sth very much

30. Tending to follow what is done or considered acceptable by society in general

31. To criticize sb or speak angrily to them because you don't approve what they have done or said

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

33. (formal) words which sound important but have little meaning - used to impress people

34. Extremely upset and anxious so that you can't think clearly

35. A fact or an event in nature or society - especially one that is not fully understand

36. The outer edge of a particular area

37. The continuous firing of a large amour of guns in a particular direction

38. Most important and noticeable

39. An animal or a plant of parents from different species

40. Strong and not easily damaged

41. To smile widely

42. Unfriendly and aggressive

43. Outstanding; greatest in importance or degree or significance or achievement

44. Nervous and easily frightened

45. To move in an awkward way - pushing people around out of the way or crash into them

46. To obtain - especially with difficulty

47. To make sth happen or be produced

48. (formal) to feel and express strong disapproving of sth

49. A man in the Middle Ages who promised to fight for and be loyal to a king or other powerful owner of land

50. To hide sth