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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. Understood or experienced by only a small group of people who share a particular area of knowledge on or activity






2. To spread information - knowledge - etc - so that it reaches many people






3. To look like or be similar to another person or thing






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






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






6. To put your feet down noisily and heavily as you walk






7. A fake name of a criminal or actor






8. Clever at understanding and making judgments about






9. Talking a lot - especially about unimportant things






10. (formal) knowledge or understanding of sth






11. Not easily irritated






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






13. (disapproving) to be slow and unwilling to understand sth






14. To reduce sth by a large amount so that there's not enough left






15. Happiness - fun and the sound of people laughing






16. Souvenir






17. St that can be measured and used as a standard that other things can be compared with






18. 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






19. To make sth into catalogue






20. Not interesting or exciting






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






22. Very expensive and looking very impressive






23. (spots) done very fast with great energy






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






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






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






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 is no longer valid






28. Needing great effort and energy






29. To praise sb/sth very much






30. Tending to follow what is done or considered acceptable by society in general






31. To criticize sb or speak angrily to them because you don't approve what they have done or said






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






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






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






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






36. The outer edge of a particular area






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






38. Most important and noticeable






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






40. Strong and not easily damaged






41. To smile widely






42. Unfriendly and aggressive






43. Outstanding; greatest in importance or degree or significance or achievement






44. Nervous and easily frightened






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






46. To obtain - especially with difficulty






47. To make sth happen or be produced






48. (formal) to feel and express strong disapproving of sth






49. A man in the Middle Ages who promised to fight for and be loyal to a king or other powerful owner of land






50. To hide sth