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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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This is a study tool. The 3 wrong answers for each question are randomly chosen from answers to other questions. So, you might find at times the answers obvious, but you will see it re-enforces your understanding as you take the test each time.
1. Not easily irritated






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






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






4. Dull gray - like lead






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






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






7. Able to spread around






8. (disapproving) trying to appear important - intelligent - etc - in order to impress other people






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






10. Lonely and unhappy






11. Very sad






12. A legal document from a court of order






13. A person who believe it is not possible to know whether God exists or not






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






15. Organized of levels from high to low in a society






16. (literary) to increase then decrease in strength - importance - etc. over a period of time






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






18. The quality of being humble






19. Rule d and controlled by men






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






21. Reveal a secret






22. Unexpectedly amusing






23. Focus more on function than other qualities






24. The complete destruction of every trace of something






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






26. A fact or an event in nature or society - especially one that is not fully understand






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






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






29. To refuse to accept sth (=reject)






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






31. A fragrant extract or essential oil obtained from the root of an Indian grass - used in perfumery and aromatherapy






32. Not enough






33. Not needed or useful






34. Cheerful and friendly






35. Souvenir






36. (formal) to understand sb's words or action wrongly






37. Living wild - especially after escaping from life as a pet or on a farm






38. The quality of being honest and having strong moral principles






39. To get info or reaction - especially with difficulty






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






41. An important article in newspaper that express the editor's opinion






42. Not define or certain because you may want to change it later; hesitant






43. Very expensive and looking very impressive






44. Sad - quite and unhappy






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






46. Badly made and not strong enough for the purpose for which it is used






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






48. Plunge






49. Determined to do sth despite difficulty - especially when people are against you and think that you are being annoying and unreasonable






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