SAT Vocabulary Test (40 Questions)

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1.
revert
  n. a subordinate member of a diplomatic embassy
  v. to stick together
  n. forcible encroachment or trespass
  v. to return, or turn or look back, as toward a former position or the like
 
2.
manor
  adj. guilty
  adj. caused miraculously or by the immediate exercise of divine power
  n. a person or thing connected with another, usually in some relation of helpfulness
  n. the landed estate of a lord or nobleman
 
3.
emblem
  v. to clear away or provide for, as an objection or difficulty
  adj. involving or equivalent to prohibition, especially of the sale of alcoholic beverages
  n. a symbol
  adj. causing or tending to cause exhaustion
 
4.
minion
  adj. understood
  adj. melancholy
  n. misfortune
  n. a servile favorite
 
5.
disyllable
  n. a philanthropist
  n. a word of two syllables
  n. proverb
  adj. irascible
 
6.
legislate
  adj. foolish
  adj. veracious
  n. the yielding to inclination, passion, desire, or propensity in oneself or another
  v. to make or enact a law or laws
 
7.
batten
  adj. being in an initial, early, or incomplete stage of development
  n. a narrow strip of wood
  n. a single-colored napped woolen fabric used for table-covers, curtains, etc
  v. to predict
 
8.
reformer
  n. a pavement or floor or any supporting surface on which one may walk
  n. a prominence
  n. one who carries out a reform
  v. to cast into the shade or render insignificant by comparison
 
9.
velvety
  adj. marked by lightness and softness
  v. to slander
  n. a demon or monster that was supposed to devour human beings
  n. a brief treatise or essay, usually on a subject of current interest
 
10.
foresight
  n. provision against harm or need
  n. a piece of bric-a-brac
  n. the intellectual and moral tendencies that characterize any age or epoch
  n. a breaking up of a union of persons
 
11.
quandary
  v. to deny oneself
  n. a puzzling predicament
  adj. small in quantity or importance
  adj. rude
 
12.
oculist
  n. an acknowledgment entered into before a court with condition to do some particular act
  n. one versed or skilled in treating diseases of the eye
  n. helpful result
  adj. conceited
 
13.
mania
  v. to throw down, push off, or otherwise remove from a horse or the like
  adj. doubtful
  n. insanity
  v. to misgovern
 
14.
refute
  adj. having the sails set for sailing as close to the wind as possible
  v. to prove to be wrong
  v. to cause to become frightened
  n. luster
 
15.
vicarious
  adj. having no limit or end
  adj. cone-bearing trees
  adj. suffered or done in place of or for the sake of another
  n. harangue
 
16.
ailment
  v. to call or summon forth
  v. to comfort
  n. slight sickness
  n. remorseful feeling
 
17.
successful
  n. the art of public speaking
  adj. situated on the other side of the Alps
  adj. having reached a high degree of worldly prosperity
  n. vacillation
 
18.
deleterious
  adj. swollen
  v. to make milder or more endurable
  adj. hurtful, morally or physically
  v. to bring out more clearly the facts concerning
 
19.
wholly
  adj. having lost sparkling quality and flavor
  adv. completely
  n. the act of turning or directing inward, physically or mentally
  n. a woman who has never been married
 
20.
concur
  n. a scholar who makes needless and inopportune display of his learning
  v. to agree
  v. to deprive of water
  n. a figure with six angles
 
21.
endemic
  n. the theory that places man's chief good in the completeness of self
  adj. peculiar to some specified country or people
  n. proverb
  n. the state of being dormant
 
22.
impetuosity
  adj. strictly observant of the rules or forms prescribed by law or custom
  n. the getting rid of waste matter
  n. rashness
  v. to arouse, as emotion, interest, or the like
 
23.
gravity
  n. one who or that which is only of temporary existence
  n. seriousness
  n. one of three men united coordinately in public office or authority
  adj. noting a genus or kind; opposed to specific
 
24.
course
  n. line of motion or direction
  n. the quality of being grand or admirably great
  n. a young cow
  adj. returning from time to time, especially at regular or stated intervals
 
25.
wizen
  v. to become or cause to become withered or dry
  adj. limited
  n. the state of being joined together, or the things so joined
  n. one who uses or engages the services of other persons for pay
 
26.
vacate
  n. one skilled in metaphysics
  v. to leave
  adj. capable of being pressed into smaller compass
  adj. pertaining to the mind or soul
 
27.
perspicacious
  n. estrangement
  n. sorcery
  adj. astute
  n. a restriction
 
28.
obstetrician
  n. a human skull as a symbol of death
  adj. lacking foresight or thrift
  v. to renounce (a right or privilege)
  n. a practitioner of midwifery
 
29.
wampum
  adj. beginning
  n. passage from one place, condition, or action to another
  adv. gradually
  n. beads strung on threads, formerly used among the American Indians as currency
 
30.
composure
  n. patient endurance or toleration of offenses
  adj. not to be approved, considered, or allowed, as testimony
  n. calmness
  adj. taking unlawful or exorbitant interest on money loaned
 
31.
reactionary
  adj. expressing or causing sorrow or pain
  adj. pertaining to, of the nature of, causing, or favoring reaction
  n. a falling of the spirits
  n. oppressive drowsiness
 
32.
epic
  adj. very great in degree, extent, size, or quantity
  n. a poem celebrating in formal verse the mythical achievements of great personages, heroes, etc
  n. the property of combined refraction and reflection of light, resulting in smoky tints
  n. a fossil reptile
 
33.
beneficial
  n. the common people
  n. the act or process of absorbing
  adj. helpful
  n. harshness or roughness of temper
 
34.
prudence
  n. an eight-page newspaper of any size
  v. to wet or moisten
  n. rapt or rapturous utterance
  n. caution
 
35.
indolence
  conj. even though
  n. laziness
  adj. changeable
  v. to speak to
 
36.
abbey
  adj. beneficial
  n. a ruler acting with royal authority in place of the sovereign in a colony or province
  v. to equip with less than the full complement of men
  n. the group of buildings which collectively form the dwelling-place of a society of monks or nuns
 
37.
compressible
  n. a social party composed of persons masked and costumed so as to be disguised
  n. subtle contrivance used to gain a point
  adj. capable of being pressed into smaller compass
  adj. lucid
 
38.
sibilate
  v. to give a hissing sound to, as in pronouncing the letter s
  n. a vehement appeal
  n. the quality of frankness or outspokenness
  n. the face, countenance, or look of a person
 
39.
imbibe
  adj. illogical
  v. to drink or take in
  adj. pertaining to ancient times
  v. to enlist men for military or naval service
 
40.
corporeal
  adj. not harsh
  n. slight sickness
  v. to prevent or obstruct the operation of
  adj. of a material nature; physical
 
 
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