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SAT Critical Reading Vocab

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

2. To tell again

3. Never changing therefore boring

4. Souvenir

5. To suddenly cause sth bad to happen

6. Needing great effort and energy

7. Very important in making sth to happen

8. Full of energy - excitement and happiness

9. Very sad

10. Extremely wet

11. Not wise or sensible

12. (formal) to shine light on sth; = clarify; = light up

13. Extremely complicated and difficult to follow; (formal) having many twits or curves

14. To refuse - reject in a proud way

15. To depend on something

16. To talk sb into gently

17. Wipe out

18. The stopping of sth; giving birth to baby by taking them out of the mother through a surgery

19. A highly poisonous chemical

20. A situation that sth is defeated easily and completely

21. To punish or make sb suffer

22. Not seeming to be based on a reason - system or plan and sometimes seeming unfair

23. To give sb the right to do sth

24. Rude because sth done quickly or using very few words

25. To make you sad

26. Using only as much money or food as is necessary

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

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

29. Search inside sth

30. A person who helps in criminal incidents

31. Practices self denial as spiritual discipline

32. A special liking for sth

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

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

35. Incompetent; not having the skill

36. To punish by officially kick sb out of a Christian Church

37. Physically strong and healthy

38. A fake name of a criminal or actor

39. To give sb control of sth unwillingly

40. To pretend to have a particular feeling

41. Official of not to do/pay what you normally have to

42. To hide sth

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

44. Unable to escape; kept as a prisoner or in a confined space

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

46. Clear and easy to understand

47. The amount of confidence and enthusiasm

48. Never changing

49. Rule d and controlled by men

50. Lonely and unhappy