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SAT Critical Reading Vocab

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1. Not easily irritated

2. Sensible and careful when you make judgments and decisions - avoiding unnecessary risks

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

4. Dull gray - like lead

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

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

7. Able to spread around

8. (disapproving) trying to appear important - intelligent - etc - in order to impress other people

9. Not showing much emotion or interest; remaining always the same and not reacting or changing

10. Lonely and unhappy

11. Very sad

12. A legal document from a court of order

13. A person who believe it is not possible to know whether God exists or not

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

15. Organized of levels from high to low in a society

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

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

18. The quality of being humble

19. Rule d and controlled by men

20. To produce a book - list - report - etc. by bringing together different items - articles - songs - etc.

21. Reveal a secret

22. Unexpectedly amusing

23. Focus more on function than other qualities

24. The complete destruction of every trace of something

25. To accept sth wrong or treat it as it is not serious

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

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

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

29. To refuse to accept sth (=reject)

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

31. A fragrant extract or essential oil obtained from the root of an Indian grass - used in perfumery and aromatherapy

32. Not enough

33. Not needed or useful

34. Cheerful and friendly

35. Souvenir

36. (formal) to understand sb's words or action wrongly

37. Living wild - especially after escaping from life as a pet or on a farm

38. The quality of being honest and having strong moral principles

39. To get info or reaction - especially with difficulty

40. To take control of a country - region - etc - especially by force

41. An important article in newspaper that express the editor's opinion

42. Not define or certain because you may want to change it later; hesitant

43. Very expensive and looking very impressive

44. Sad - quite and unhappy

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

46. Badly made and not strong enough for the purpose for which it is used

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

48. Plunge

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

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