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SAT Vocab Multiple Meanings

Subjects : sat, english, vocabulary
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1. To tolerate - endure - countenance. I can brook many of his silly habits but loud gum chewing is intolerable

2. To imply - suggest - or insinuate. He intimated that I had stolen his bike.

3. To pry - to press - or force with a lever; something taken by force - He prized the locked door until the door jam gave way.

4. To soften; moderate. Mr. King - after forbidding students to wear shirst with scenes of violence tempered his remarks by saying that they did not apply to boys who never wore hoodies or shirts with offensive militaristic designs to school

5. To saturate or completely soak - as in to let a tea bag steep. Allow the tea to steep for at least five minutes -

6. (adj.) - Indirect - vague . After a while I tired of her elliptical hints and asked her directly what she wanted from me.

7. Exceptional - unusual - odd.She was singular in her gymnasts talent. She was singular in her Gothic taste.

8. (n.) - A fundamental (e.g. staple crop)

9. The supporting structural cross-part of a wing. Guitars have struts across the neck.

10. (v.) - To regulate - control. Who is going to police the dark alley to make sure it is safe for the young children who pass by every day.

11. To devise a new word Who coined the name 'labradoodles?'

12. To equivocate or change one's position. You can't count on Jane: she always waffles at the last moment

13. (v.) - To join two things together The wellness club and the athletic department were bridged my their mutual interest in having Hackley serve healthy food.

14. To lean or tilt to one side. When our dog wakes from a nap - his head lists to one side.

15. To take for one's own use; confiscate. Harry appropriated the candy supply for himself.

16. (v.) - To move slowly and awkwardly. The old man lumbered down the lane

17. Overshadow; surpass. The younger brother - Tim - eclipsed his sister as timed relays.

18. To direct along a desired course. Charlotte - please channel the overflow of water towards the pond rather than into my garden.

19. Fitting - proper.It is altogether meet that Jackie Robinson is in the baseball hall of fame

20. General acceptance . The banning of handguns gained currency after the movie theater shooting spree.

21. (v.) - To complain about or denounce bitterly

22. Elevation of a land surface. The globe we have had all the mountain ranges in relief. Remember bas relief?

23. (n.) - The physical character - health of a body. I am very lucky because I have a very healthy constitution - so have never missed a day of school.

24. Selective or refined taste. Nina had discriminating taste

25. A strong tendency. Annie has a bent for Chemistry.

26. To move heavily and clumsily. Hagrid lumbered back to his shack.

27. Wit - joker. I love having dinner with your cousin; he's such a wag.

28. (v.) - To believe in. I subscribe to the 'less is more' theory of dressing so I usually do not wear jewelry

29. (v.) - To insult - put down . Every word she said was meant as a slight and the whole class recognized her hostility.

30. An arrogant attitude. George took a cavalier attitude towards smoking in the men's room.

31. A tool used for shaping. My father used a die to shape the replacement spindle for our stair railing.

32. Soften or moderate Although he was disappointed - my dad tempered his words with a slight smile.

33. A rope - cord or cable attached as a brace or guide. The guy helped secure the mast.

34. Hidden - concealed - beyond comprehension. John Lofter was well regarded because his evil intentions were occult.

35. A serious situation or problem. Joe did not apprear to recognize the gravity of the situation

36. Courage - spunk - fortitude. Despite hard times - James had amazing pluck.

37. (n.) - To read over or study with great attention. Fran pored over the yearbook hoping to find himself in many pictures.

38. (v.) - To proclaim enthusiastically. Harry was hailed as the greatest lacrosse player Hackley has ever seen.

39. To become weak; to lose interest. After the long battle the soldiers were flagged.

40. Official approval or disapproval of an action. Mrs' Gerring sanctioned ipod but only for studying vocabulary

41. (n.) - A liking or talent for (syn: predilection - proclivity - penchant). The SAT really likes this one

42. Multicolored - usually in blotches. His face was pied from exposure to poison ivy

43. (adj.) - Unfamiliar - foreign The new schedule was so alien to me that I kept showing up at the wrong time for about a week.

44. (adj.) - Serious Pleas recognize the gravity of the situation and refrain from laughing.

45. (v.) - To attempt to get recognition or applause (e.g. to milk an audience) The young singer stayed on stage after the applause died down hoping to milk more even more recognition from the audience.

46. A result or outcome of an action. The seniors' prank precipitated a ban on all future senior pranks.

47. (v.) - To modify or soften the severity of a statement

48. (v) - To shock or stun

49. (v.) - To complain After awhile her carping became very irritating because she never said anything positive about the school.

50. To tear or torn; an opening or tear. There was a rent in his uniform jacket from the barbed wire fence -