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psat vocab 6 3/17/2021
Terms in this set (10)
SAT context :" To wit, givers are likely to spend $100 to purchase a gift that receivers themselves would only spend $80 to buy themselves."
1. (n) The capacity for inventive thought and quick understanding /intelligence
2. Using words to be humorous / comedian
SAT Context: "she learned that Claude and Wilfred were delicate, sensitive young people, that Irene had the artistic temperament highly developed, and that Viola was something or other else of a mould equally commonplace among children of that class and type in the twentieth century"
1. (n) a hollow container used to give shape to molten or hot liquid material when it cools and hardens / Simplified: sharpening
2. (n) a distinctive and typical style, form, or character / Simplified: characteristic
3. (n) form or shape especially the features or physiques of a person or the build of an animal / Simplified: physical traits
4. (v) to form out of malleable material / Simplified: formed from adaptation
5. (v) to influence the formation or development of / Simplified: influence
SAT Context: "the new governess failed to express wondering admiration of the large newly purchased and expensive can car, and lightly alluded to the superior advantages of one or two makes which had just been put on the market"
1. (v) suggest or call attention to indirectly / Simplified: to hint something
2. (v) mention without discussing at length / Simplified: summarized mention
3. (v) (of an artist or a work of art) recall in such ways as to suggest a relationship with / Simplified: recall to outside artwork
SAT Context: "factual retention"
1. (n) the continued possession, use, or control of something / Simplified: having something
2. (n) the fact of keeping something in one's memory / Simplified: remember
3. (n) The action of absorbing a substance / Simplified: holding in substances
4. (n) failure to eliminate a substance from the body / Simplified: kept in
SAT Context: some cities have transformed their streets into cycle path freeways, making giant strides in public health and safety and the sheer livability of their neighborhoods"
1. (adj) nothing other than / Simplified: nothing special
2. (adj) diaphanous / Simplified: very thin
3. (adv) completely, right / Simplified: correct
4. (v) avoid or move away from an unpleasant topic / Simplified: change topic
SAT Context: "In Formula One racing, spoilers are the big aerodynamic fins that push the cars downwards as they speed along, increasing traction and handling."
1. The action of drawing or pulling something over a surface / Simplified: to take by pulling
2. The extent to which an idea, product, etc gains popularity or acceptance / Simplified: become popular
SAT Context: "coarse"
1. (adj) rough or harsh in texture / Simplified: rough
2. (adj) consisting of large particles / Simplified: made up of parts
3. (adj) not elegantly formed or proportioned / Simplified: disproportional
4. (adj) inferior quality / Simplified: bad quality
5. (adj) rude or vulgar / Simplified: mean
SAT Context: "A synonym for the naturally occurring pyrethrums is pyrethrin and synthetic analogues"
1. (adj) made chemically to imitate natural products
2. (adj) not genuine / Simplified: insincere
3. (adj) having truth or falsity determined by recourse to experience / Simplified:
4. (adj) characterized by the use of inflections rather than word order to express grammatical structure / Simplified:
SAT Context: "As used in line 21, "common" most nearly means"
1. (adj) occurring found, or done often simplified prevalent
2. (adj) shared by, coming from, or done by two or more people, groups or things simplified: belonging to many groups
3. (adj) showing a lack of taste and refinement; typical to lower class simplified: traits of lower classmen
4. (adj) denoting gender simplified: gender
5. (adj) able to be either short or long short and long
6. (adj) of less severity simplified: weak (punishment)
SAT Context: "Contending for the rights of woman, my main argument is built on this simple principle"
1. (v) to struggle to surmount / Simplified: overcome difficulties
2. (v) assert something as a position in an argument / Simplified: debating
3. (v) to compete against someone / Simplified: competition
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