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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. Organized of levels from high to low in a society






2. Imply; to tell or say sth indirectly that it is true






3. Sth valuable that has passed down within a family






4. Speed in doing sth - especially because you do not have enough time






5. Nervous and easily frightened






6. Very dry; having no or little rain






7. Of many kinds; having great variety






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






9. Needing great effort and energy






10. Narrow-minded






11. The outer edge of a particular area






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






13. (informal) different from what most people expect






14. A series of unpleasant things that happen






15. The fact of caring about the needs and happiness of other people more than your own






16. 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






17. Careful in what you say or do to keep sth secret






18. The complete destruction of every trace of something






19. A mix of different things found together






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






21. Hurried - especially when this has bad results






22. More than you need or want






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






24. Only; single






25. Believing that everything happened for selfish reasons; being selfish when doing things






26. A situation that sth is defeated easily and completely






27. A fake name of a criminal or actor






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






29. Something that encourages you to do sth






30. Connected with money






31. A false idea many people believe to be true; a logic false in thinking about sth






32. To make sth bigger - louder - stronger






33. Using only a few words to say sth






34. To smile widely






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






36. To make sb less angry about sth






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






38. To pretend to have a particular feeling






39. Ancestor






40. Lonely and unhappy






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






42. To refuse - reject in a proud way






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






44. Showing much or too much emotion






45. Able to spread around






46. Critical in a direct and rather cruel way






47. To make you sad






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






49. Common - widespread






50. Cheerful and friendly