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SAT Critical Reading Vocab

Instructions:
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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  • Match each statement with the correct term.
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1. Rude because sth done quickly or using very few words






2. (formal) a costumer






3. The quality of being loyal to sb/sth






4. A fake name of a criminal or actor






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






6. Not enough






7. Not noticeable or obvious






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






9. Wipe out






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






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






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






13. (formal) to form an opinion about sth even though you do not have much information on it






14. The sate of not having any energy or enthusiasm for doing things






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






16. To be worried and anxious






17. Careful in what you say or do to keep sth secret






18. To praise sb/sth very much






19. (man) to sing or play music to a woman of his love outside under the window






20. Common - widespread






21. To pretend to have a particular feeling






22. 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






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






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






25. Belonging to a particular place rather than coming to it from somewhere else (= native)






26. To strongly criticize sb/sth that you think is wrong - illegal - etc.






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






28. Not needed or useful






29. (of actions that are considered bad) done in an obvious and open way without caring if people are shocked






30. To smile widely






31. Starving






32. Attack or criticize sb/sth severely on public






33. Someone who releases people from captivity or bondage






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






35. To copy sth exactly






36. Short fight between groups (clash=conflict)






37. Speed in doing sth - especially because you do not have enough time






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






39. To suddenly cause sth bad to happen






40. Having a good effect on sb/sth - though often seeming unpleasant






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






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






43. A lack of sth






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






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






46. A gradual decline of sth






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






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






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






50. A political situation in which people are angry and likely to pretest or fight