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SAT Critical Reading Vocab

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

2. Imply; to tell or say sth indirectly that it is true

3. Sth valuable that has passed down within a family

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

5. Nervous and easily frightened

6. Very dry; having no or little rain

7. Of many kinds; having great variety

8. In syncopated rhythm the strong beats are made weak and the weak beats are made strong

9. Needing great effort and energy

10. Narrow-minded

11. The outer edge of a particular area

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

13. (informal) different from what most people expect

14. A series of unpleasant things that happen

15. The fact of caring about the needs and happiness of other people more than your own

16. 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

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

18. The complete destruction of every trace of something

19. A mix of different things found together

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

21. Hurried - especially when this has bad results

22. More than you need or want

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

24. Only; single

25. Believing that everything happened for selfish reasons; being selfish when doing things

26. A situation that sth is defeated easily and completely

27. A fake name of a criminal or actor

28. The quality of being honest and straightforward in attitude and speech

29. Something that encourages you to do sth

30. Connected with money

31. A false idea many people believe to be true; a logic false in thinking about sth

32. To make sth bigger - louder - stronger

33. Using only a few words to say sth

34. To smile widely

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

36. To make sb less angry about sth

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

38. To pretend to have a particular feeling

39. Ancestor

40. Lonely and unhappy

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

42. To refuse - reject in a proud way

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

44. Showing much or too much emotion

45. Able to spread around

46. Critical in a direct and rather cruel way

47. To make you sad

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

49. Common - widespread

50. Cheerful and friendly