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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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This is a study tool. The 3 wrong answers for each question are randomly chosen from answers to other questions. So, you might find at times the answers obvious, but you will see it re-enforces your understanding as you take the test each time.
1. Never changing therefore boring






2. Supply of bullets






3. An indirect remark about sb/sth - usually suggesting sth bad or rude.






4. Allocate - distribute - or apportion anew






5. A reply - especially a quick critical or amusing






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






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






8. A bad sense of something will happen






9. Dull gray - like lead






10. The amount of confidence and enthusiasm






11. Having many sexual partners; taking from a wide range of sources - especially without careful thought






12. To try hard not to show your feelings






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






14. To give subsidy






15. Horrible or terrible






16. Showing much or too much emotion






17. Rage






18. Cheerful and friendly






19. A lack of sth






20. To give sth to sb to show respect






21. Clever at understanding and making judgments about






22. Able to spread around






23. A solider who will fight for any country or group that offers payment






24. Lonely and unhappy






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






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






27. Very serious






28. A sign that shows that sth is going to happen - often bad






29. Ancestor






30. Dirty of any kind






31. To praise sb/sth very much






32. undermine -> to make sth - especially sb's confidence or authority - gradually weaker or less effective






33. To get onto a sheep






34. To make sth into catalogue






35. Something that encourage a process or activity






36. To fill with water and sink; to fail because of a particular problem






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






38. Very high (loft=attic)






39. How serious - important - large sth is






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






41. Starving






42. To move away sth






43. To make sb less angry about sth






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






45. Full of people moving around in a busy way






46. Not easily irritated






47. To enjoy or desire much






48. (of a liquid) thick and sticky; not flowing freely






49. To destroy completely or accidentally






50. Attack or criticize sb/sth severely on public