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SAT Critical Reading Vocab

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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