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SAT Critical Reading Vocab

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1. Clever at understanding and making judgments about

2. Not easily irritated

3. A code that knights adopted in the late Middle Ages; requiring them to be brave - loyal and true to their word; they had to fight fairly in battle

4. To deal with a problem or difficult situation

5. To take control of a country - region - etc - especially by force

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

7. Very angry

8. To try hard not to show your feelings

9. Regulated

10. False - although seeming to be genuine

11. To do or be better than sb/sth

12. To leave out

13. Very dry; having no or little rain

14. Needing great effort and energy

15. A place where people meet for an organized event - for example a concert - sporting event - or conference

16. Not showing much emotion or interest; remaining always the same and not reacting or changing

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

18. Money paid regularly to sb as wages

19. A series of unpleasant things that happen

20. To produce a book - list - report - etc. by bringing together different items - articles - songs - etc.

21. (formal - disapproving) speech or writing that is intended to influence people - but that is not completely honest or sincere

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

23. Full of people moving around in a busy way

24. (formal - disapproving) trying too hard to please sb - especially sb who is important

25. To make sth smaller or weak

26. To limit the amount of sth that sb is allowed to have

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

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

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

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

31. Incompetent; not having the skill

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

33. A performance using gestures and body movements without words

34. Never changing therefore boring

35. Very high (loft=attic)

36. A bad sense of something will happen

37. To refuse - reject in a proud way

38. Very expensive and looking very impressive

39. Physically strong and healthy

40. To break under pressure

41. Too small; (of a person) hating to spend money

42. All the animal living in an area or in a particular period of history

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

44. To trick sb into doing sth - especially by being nice to them

45. An idea - a belief or an understanding of shth

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

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

48. The outer edge of a particular area

49. Plunge

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