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SAT Vocab Multiple Meanings

Subjects : sat, english, vocabulary
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1. To pry - to press - or force with a lever; something taken by force - He prized the locked door until the door jam gave way.

2. (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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

32. 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.

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

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

35. (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

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

37. (v) - To shock or stun

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

39. To sap or droop; to become spiritless. I am sorry to be flagging but I am suffering from jet lag.

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

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

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

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

44. To tolerate - endure - countenance. I can brook many of his silly habits but loud gum chewing is intolerable

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

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

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

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

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

50. (adj.) - Simple - undecorated