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SAT Critical Reading Vocab

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  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. (literary) to increase then decrease in strength - importance - etc. over a period of time






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






3. To smile widely






4. Very serious






5. To tell again






6. To suddenly cause sth bad to happen






7. To make sb less angry about sth






8. Common - widespread






9. (formal) to start to do sth new or difficult






10. 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






11. Only; single






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






13. Critical in a direct and rather cruel way






14. (formal) to prove that sth is wrong; to say that sth is not true or fair






15. To make sth weaker






16. Of many kinds; having great variety






17. Skill with your hands; skilfully done






18. Very important in making sth to happen






19. Dirty and unpleasant - usually with immortal or illegal activities






20. To get info or reaction - especially with difficulty






21. To perform a play or act a part in a play; to pass a law






22. Using only a few words to say sth






23. Money paid regularly to sb as wages






24. To talk or move with weak unsteady steps - especially because you are drunk or ill/sick






25. To praise sb/sth very much






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






27. A situation of earning less than owed of spent






28. Dirty of any kind






29. Showing sexual desire and love towards sb






30. Being lack of variety






31. A lack of sth






32. Never changing






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






34. Most important and noticeable






35. Extremely dangerous or harmful and quick to have a n effect






36. A person living in a country that's not their own






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






38. (usually plural) a thing you must do as a formal or official part of a legal process - a social situation - etc - (usually singular) a thing - that you must do as part of an official progress - but which has little meaning and will not affect what ha






39. Search inside sth






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






41. False - although seeming to be genuine






42. To establish sth very firmly so that it's very difficult to change






43. To copy sth exactly






44. Beg; seriously asking for






45. To enjoy or desire much






46. Cheerful and friendly






47. They physical feature of an area of land - especially the position of its mountains - rivers - etc.






48. To hide sth






49. To get onto a sheep






50. Additional information