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SAT Vocab Multiple Meanings

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1. Sharply perceptive; keen; penetrating. For some reason very librarian our school has ever ever hired has been trenchant.

2. (n. - adj.) - Artificial or pretentious behavior. The trouble with Jill is that her behavior is so affected that it is impossible to determine her real personality

3. (v.) - To bother - question repeatedly Harry badgered me for a new lacrosse stick

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

5. (adj.) - Simple - unadorned. It was a small modest home but they wee happy to have their own place.

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

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

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

9. To lose vigor (as through grief). After her husband died - Mrs. Deary pined for weeks.

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

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

12. Ordinary. Please don't wear the solid red tie; it is so pedestrian. Please don't order a hotdog at the restaurant - it's so pedestrian.

13. (v) - To shock or stun

14. To wade across the shallow part of a river or stream. Climb every mountain; ford every stream--are words from the Sound of Music

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

16. (v.) - To cut short. He cropped his jeans so he he could wade into the water and not have wet pants around his ankles

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

18. (v.) - To toss around The ship was buffeted by high winds)

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

20. (v.) - To give in - acquiesce Eventually - Mimi caved in and let the girls wear eye makeup

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

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

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

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

25. To demand - call for - require - take. Our English teachers demands were exacting. The pressure of public speaking exacted a tremendous amount of vitality from George VI.

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

27. -pompous - self-important. He believes he is consequential because he donated money to the school fund.

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

29. To enervate or weaken the vitality of. A sunny day at the beach saps all the energy out of me.

30. To change as if by dyeing - to distort or affect. When she colored her hair purple it colored my impression of her.

31. To test or try; attempt; experiment. Dr. Ying has us essay several compounds in Chemistry class today.

32. Sarcastic - impertinent. He was sent to the principal's office for being flip in Miss Gerry's class.

33. (v.) - To put a stop to. With a tourniquet she was able to stem the flow of blood

34. Inhumanely cruel. Attila the Hun was probably the most fell of all rulers.

35. A perfect example Sam was the personification of bravery.

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

37. (adj.) - Having an offensively strong or unclean odor. The men's locker room is rank after a football game.

38. To reduce quality or value of something. If you defrost and refreeze the meat you will compromise the quality.

39. To complain or grumble. Stop grousing and just come with us.

40. (v.) - To rummage around - search

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

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

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

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

45. (adj.) - Austere - rigid. She wore her hair in a severe bun and she dressed is a severe black - high necked dress.

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

47. To successfully travel through. We negotiated our way through the narrow street in Chainatown

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

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

50. (n.) - A dissolute man - womanizer. Do not go out with Bill - he's a rake and can't be trusted.