SAT Reading Book 3 List 1-50

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abasement

Noun degradation, dishonor

abate

Verb to reduce in amount, degree, intensity, etc; lessen

aberration

Noun something departing from the right, normal, or usual course

abhorrence

Noun a feeling of extreme repugnance or aversion; utter loathing; abomination

abide

Verb to put up with; tolerate; stand

abolish

Verb to do away with; put an end to

abolition

Noun the legal prohibition and ending of slavery, especially of slavery of blacks in the US

abound

Verb to occur or exist in great quantities or numbers

abrasion

Noun a scraped spot or area; the result of rubbing or abrading

abreast

Adj side by side; beside each other in a line

abridgement

Noun the action of reducing or lessoning in duration, length, scope, etc.

absentee

Noun a person who is missing, especially from work or school

abstraction

Noun an abstract or general idea or term

absurdity

Noun the state or quality of being utterly senseless, illogical or untrue

abundance

Noun an ample quantity

abuse

Verb to use wrongly or improperly; misuse

accelerate

Verb to cause faster or greater activity, development, progress, advancement, etc

accentuate

Verb to give emphasis or prominence to

accessible

Adj easy to approach, reach, enter, speak with, or use

accessory

Noun a subordinate or supplementary part, object, or the like, used mainly for convenience, attractiveness, safety, etc

acclaim

Noun an enthusiastic approval, expression of enthusiasm

accolade

Noun a mark of acknowledgement

accompanist

Noun a person who provides a musical support to another musician or to a singer

accord

Verb to grant; bestow

accost

Verb to confront boldly

account

Verb to think of as

accountability

Noun the state of being liable, or answerable

accumulate

Verb to gather or collect, often in gradual degrees

accumulation

Noun the action or process of accumulating: the state of being or having accumulated

acoustical

Adj pertaining to the sense or organs of hearing, to sound, or to the science of sound

acquaintance

Noun a person known to one, but usually not a close friend

acquisitive

Adj tending or seeking to acquire and own

acronym

Noun a word formed from the initial letters or groups of letters of words in a set phrase or series of words

actuality

Noun actual existence; reality

acuity

Noun sharpness; acuteness; keenness

acumen

Noun keeness and depth of perception

adage

Noun a saying often in metaphorical form that embodies a common observation

adaptation

Noun the state of making suitable to requirements or conditions; adjustment

adept

Adj very skilled; proficient; expert

adequately

Adv as much or as good as necessary for some requirement

adjustment

Noun the adaptation to a particular condition, position, or purpose

admonish

Verb to express warning or disapproval to especially in a gentle, earnest, or solicitous manner

adolescent

Noun a person growing to manhood or womanhood; youthful

adroitly

Adv cleverly skillful, resourceful, or ingenious

adroitness

Noun skill, cleverness, or resourcefulness in handling situations

adulation

Noun obsequious flattery or praise; extreme admiration

adventist

Noun a member of any of certain Christian denominations that maintain that the Second Advent of Christ is imminent

adversary

Noun a person, group, or force that opposes or attacks; opponent; enemy; foe

advocate

Noun a person who speaks or writes in support or defense of a person, cause, etc

aerate

Verb to expose to the action or effect of air or to cause air to circulate through

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