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SAT Vocab Multiple Meanings

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

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

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

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

5. (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.

6. To remove (as a parliamentary motion) from consideration - let's table the discussion on cafeteria lunch and go for a nice walk instead.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

14. To attempt to gain the favor or support of a person or group - The politician courted support for the new bill he wanted to pass -

15. Majestic - venerable. Albert Bierstadt painted august mountains.

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

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

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

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

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

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

22. Selective or refined taste. Nina had discriminating taste

23. 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

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

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

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

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

28. (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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

37. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

43. Exacting - fastidious - very precise. The reason the watch maker could command such high prices is because his work is so nice.

44. To diminish the intensity or check the vibration of sound.

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

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

47. To successfully travel through. He negotiated the sharp turn very poorly.

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

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

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