SAT Critical Reading Set 1

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bolster

to support

discredit

to harm the reputation of, dishonor or disgrace

endorse

to give approval or support to

assertion

A statement

analogy

an inference that if things agree in some respects they probably agree in others

narrative

a story

expository

When the purpose of the author is to inform, explain, describe, or define his or her subject to the reader.

rhetorical

1.speech that is used to persuade or have some effect;
2. insincere speech used to decieve

allusion ; to allude to

a reference to another work of literature, person, or event

attribute

a quality or characteristic belonging to or associated with someone or something

divergent

not in agreement, differing; deviating

fluctuate

to vary irregularly , VACILLATE

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