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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. 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