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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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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 is no longer valid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