Kaplan SSAT Vocab - 43
Terms in this set (10)
very small or insufficient
He rented an expensive apartment and dined at fine restaurants, but he earned a ___ wage and soon ran out of money
Synonyms: slight, trifling, skimpy, puny, scant, inadequate, insufficient, insubstantial
to shed old feather, hair, or skin to make way for new growth
As the baby bird became a swan, its dull, gray feathers ___ed and it grew white ones.
Synonyms: lose, shed, cast
feel sad for, regret
The family gathered to ___ for the dead.
Synonyms: lament, grieve
Jill groped her way down the ___ hallway.
Synonyms: obscure, gloomy
(adj) hard to see; unknown, uncertain
The references the author made were so ___, I don't think half the readers knew what he was talking about.
Synonyms: vague, unclear, dubious
(v) to hide or make difficult to find
Because he didn't want to go to jail, he tried to ___ the fact that he had been embezzling money for years.
Synonyms: confuse, becloud
appropriate the time or circumstances: timely, lucky
Dalbert's investment in plastics, made just before the demand for plastics began to rise, was ___.
Synonyms: timely, appropriate, lucky
choice, selection, preference
Donna carefully considered every ___ before making her final decision.
Synonyms: alternative, election
to chase, go after
The cat ___d the squirrel up the tree.
Synonyms: trail, tail, dog, follow
to quiet something raucous (often a rebellion); crush, defeat, conquer
The dictator dispatched troops to ___ the rebellion.
Synonyms: quash, overpower, overcome, quench, suppress