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SAT Vocab Multiple Meanings

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

2. To modify ex: modify work He qualified his remarks so that the older voters were not offended.

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

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

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

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

7. Contemptible; despicable. I find his behavior to be scurvy.

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

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

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

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

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

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

14. (v.) - To question intensively . The criminal was grilled for hours by the police

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

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

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

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

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

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

21. To complain about bitterly. He railed against the new regulations.

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

23. A stereotypical or formulaic character. i don't remember her name beacause she was just a stock character in the play.

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

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

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

27. To attempt to gain the favor of. Right now our President is courting voters.

28. (v.) - To withstand . The new stone house sustained to high gustly wind.

29. A group of trees. Please put the new bench in front of the stand of pine trees.

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

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

32. To be established - accepted - or customary. After years of community service - Henry was finally obtained.

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

34. To pronounce or speak affectedly; to speak too carefully. Don't mince word; say what you mean.

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

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

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

38. 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

39. To restrain; halt; contain. He was able to check the flow of water with his wrench.

40. (v) - To shock or stun. I was floored by his unexpected bouquet of flowers

41. To lose courage - turn frightened. The chimpanzee was quailed by the alpha male in the group.

42. (v.) - To elaborate or exaggerate. Every story Mike tells is so embroidered - that it is impossible to understand exactly what really is true.

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

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

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

46. (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.

47. To co-mingle - to debase by mirroring with something inferior. I am afraid the bowl is made of an alloy - not sterling as we thought.

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

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

50. 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.