Comprehensive Idiom List (good for SAT)

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Revised list of idioms likely to show up in SAT, ACT, GMAT, GRE, etc. Suggested method of study: learn list and then do space race. Clarification of words can be found here: http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/ Because this list is very long, it would help to break the list down in digestible groups of tens.

to

ability

as

acclaimed

by

accompanied

to

according

of

on account

for

account (explaining something)

to

account (receiving blame or credit)

with

acquaint

in

acquiesce

for

adapted

with

affinity

with

afflicted

on

agree (noun/gerund but not person)

to

agree (not noun/gerund/person)

with

agree (person)

in

aid (gerund)

to

allergy

to

allocated

for

allows

to

alternative

with

analogy

to

analogous

that

anticipated

over

argue (topic)

with

argue (someone)

of

approve

of

disapprove

to

ask (person)

with

associate

to be

assume

that

assure

as

at least as

to

attribute

to

attempt

to

attention

by

attended

on

authority

to

available

of

aware (something)

that

aware (independent clause)

of

because

from

benefit

than

better

of

capable

about

care

on

centers

upon

center

to

chance (verb)

of

chance (something)

with

collaborate

with

collide

on

comment

to

compare (similarities)

with

compare (differences)

for

compensate

with

comply

of

comprise

of

composed

for

concern (worried)

in

concern (relevant)

about

concern (consider)

that

conclude

in

concur (opinion)

with

concur (person)

to

conductive

to

conform

with

conformity

of

consequence

(nothing)

consider

of

consist

with

consistent

that

contend

to

continue

with

contrast

to

in contrast

to

contribute

to

contrary

to

convert

with

correspond (not to)

to

correspond (not with)

for

craving

for

give credit

with

credit (not money)

to

credit (give money)

over

debate

on

decide (something)

to

decide (action)

in

decline

against

defend

as

defined

by

delighted

that

demand

that

demonstrate

from

descend

of

descendant

of

desirous

from

different

from

differ

to

difficult

to

disclose

with

disagree

from

discourage

of

disdain

of

dispose

with

disgust

whether

dispute

from

divergent

that

doubt

on

draw (take out)

from

dwindle

by

embarrassed

from

emerges

with

enamored

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