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SAT confused words A
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is two words meaning "much"
is a verb meaning "distribute proportionately, to portion out"
means "to agree or allow"
means "to go beyond, to surpass"
means "to take willingly":
is a preposition meaning "excluding"
means "to adjust"
means to "accept as your own":
means "unfavorable, hostile
means "unwilling or repelled": She was immediately averse to the idea.
is a noun meaning "an opinion given with the intention of helping"
is a verb meaning "to give counsel or advice"
is most often used as a verb meaning "to influence"
it's a Verb means "to cause"
is help or assistance given
is a person who helps
refers to snobbish and artificial behavior
are people who, because they are family, will inherit an estate or title.
is a phrase meaning "everything is right":
is a single word meaning "OK":
is applied to people or things that are being treated as a whole:
To double check this usage, try separating the two words: We all had fun when were together.
is an adverb that means "completely or totally"
means "by every means or method"
means "to suggest indirectly"
means "to dodge or escape"
is a subtle reference or hint: Rita Book made an allusion to the most recent novel she read in our conversation yesterday.
is a deception, mirage, or a wild idea
means "nearly all"
is superlative of more, meaning "
is an adverb that indicates an action is completed by a certain time
means "everything is completely prepared"
means "taking turns":.
means "as an option":
is a table used in communion and other services in a church
means "to change"
is describes a phrase or act with more than one meaning, or one that is unclear
means "uncertainty and having conflicting attitudes and feelings"
refers to a person who is friendly, good-natured, and pleasant
means "friendly and peaceable", and is used to describe agreements or relationships between groups or people
is used for three or more:.
is used for two things:
means "having no principles at all, good or bad"
means "bad, lacking good principles"
is used with uncountable and abstract nouns
is used with countable and concrete plural expressions: a number of people, a number of attempts, a number of novels, a number of trials.
is when something is entertaining:.
means "bewildered" or "lost in thought"
means "to make void or invalid": They want to annul the marriage.
means "any one person": Any one of you may go, but not all of you.
means "anybody, any person at all": Anyone can chew gum and walk at the same time.
is an adverb meaning "in pieces": My plan for my vacation fell apart.
is a noun meaning "one section of": A part of my heart left when he did.
is to assess or estimate the worth of: to appraise a diamond.
is to inform or notify: the officer apprised us of our rights.
refers to things known and understood by few people:
refers to things very, very old and outdated
may be used as a conjunction that introduce dependent clauses: George talks as his father does. Informally, it may also be used as a preposition in comparative constructions like: Jean-Claude is as forgetful as me (or as I am).
is a preposition is followed by a noun or pronoun: George looks like his mother. It may also be used as an adjective meaning "similar": George and I have like minds.
is an upward movement: Leo's ascent to the presidency of the company came slowly.
means "to agree to": Greta could not begin the project unless management assented.
is a person who renounces all material comforts, often for religious devotion: the young man led his ascetic lifestyle despite his parents' plans for him. It can also be used as an adjective: Ethan Asia led an ascetic lifestyle.
refers to the philosophy of beauty or the pleasing qualities of something: The statuette Leander created was lacking in aesthetic qualities.
means "to attribute to": She ascribed her feelings of jealousy to insecurity.
means "to show what something is by drawing a picture with words": Describe in detail what the man looked like.
is slander, a damaging remark:
is the act of scattering: The dispersion of seeds was irregular because he sowed the seeds by hand.
is help or aid: the nurses gave assistance to the patients.
are more than one assistant, a person who gives help: the emergency room assistants were ready to help anyone who came through the door. (See also patience and patients.)
means "to guarantee": He assured her it was a quality item.
means "to make sure by double checking": The custodian ensured the doors to the school were locked at night.
means "to provide insurance": It is wise to insure your house against flood, fire, or theft.
is a tool used for digging holes: If you want to ice fish, you need to first drill a hole in the ice with an auger.
means "to predict, forecast": Leroy's inheritance augured happiness for him in the future.
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