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SAT Critical Reading Vocab

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1. The complete destruction of every trace of something

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

3. To destroy completely or accidentally

4. Showing much or too much emotion

5. A reply - especially a quick critical or amusing

6. (formal - disapproving) using or containing more words than are neede

7. A mix of different things found together

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

9. Dull gray - like lead

10. A funny play for the theater based on ridiculous and unlikely situation and events

11. Very disappointing

12. A comfortable or suitable role - job - way of life - etc.

13. Showing sexual desire and love towards sb

14. Clever at understanding and making judgments about

15. Full of people moving around in a busy way

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

17. To have pity on sth you want to have that you used to have

18. Sad - quite and unhappy

19. (formal) to say in a will that you want sb to have your property - money - etc. after your die.

20. A gradual decline of sth

21. A match of boxing/wrestling

22. Never changing

23. (formal) words which sound important but have little meaning - used to impress people

24. To make it difficult for sth to continue in the normal way

25. Wipe out

26. Needing great effort and energy

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

28. To smile widely

29. Skill with your hands; skilfully done

30. To make sb decide to do sth; to cause sth to happen

31. Revoke; to sate that a law - contract - decision - etc. is no longer valid

32. To accept sth wrong or treat it as it is not serious

33. Unwilling to tell people about things

34. To give sth to sb to show respect

35. Using only a few words to say sth

36. A cranky old person

37. The continuous firing of a large amour of guns in a particular direction

38. Rage

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

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

41. Supporter

42. Very high (loft=attic)

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

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

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

46. Being lack of variety

47. A person who can't control himself to set fire on things

48. A person who gives money or other help to a person or an organization

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

50. That can be done; that will be successful (= feasible); (biology) capable of developing and surviving independently