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SAT Vocab Multiple Meanings

Subjects : sat, english, vocabulary
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1. An arrogant attitude. George took a cavalier attitude towards smoking in the men's room.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

15. Selective or refined taste. Nina had discriminating taste

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

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

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

19. (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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

47. (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.

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

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

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