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SAT Vocabulary: Basic Level
alloy     Speak
 
(1)
n.  
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mildness; quality of mercy or forgiveness, especially in the assignment of punishment as in a court case
a bound volume of maps, charts, or tables
plan of trip; guidebook for traveler
mixture; combination of diverse things
goodness, moral excellence; good quality
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amnesia     Speak
 
(2)
n.  
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soul; mind; spirit or soul
knowing how to avoid embarrassment or distress; trait of judging wisely and objectively
pain of a guilty conscience; feeling of deep regret
art or study of using language effectively and persuasively; insincere language
partial or total loss of memory, usually resulting from shock or illness
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beseech     Speak
 
(3)
v.  
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move faster; cause to develop or progress more quickly; occur sooner than expected
hide from view; wrap for burial; shut off from sight; shelter
beg; plead with; ask for or request earnestly
void or annul by recalling, withdrawing, or reversing; cancel; retract
abandon; disown; turn away from; give up
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carnage     Speak
 
(4)
n.  
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act of sending off something; property of being prompt and efficient; message usually sent in haste
direct descent from a particular ancestor; ancestry
moderation, especially regarding indulgence in alcohol; seriousness; gravity in manner or treatment
code of correct conduct ; rules governing socially acceptable behavior; record of transaction
destruction of life; savage and excessive killing of many people
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degenerate     Speak
 
(5)
v.  
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pester; annoy persistently; persuade through constant efforts
confirm; ratify; declare or make legally valid
hide from view; wrap for burial; shut off from sight; shelter
stuff oneself; overeat; make a pig of oneself
become worse; decline; fall
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eccentric     Speak
 
(6)
a.  
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bloody; full by bloodshed and violence
departing from a recognized, conventional, or established norm or pattern
lustful; indecent; suggestive of or tending to moral looseness
generous; high-minded or great-souled; chivalrous
affecting all; general; present everywhere; relating to the entire world or all within the world; worldwide
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epic     Speak
 
(7)
n.  
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small body revolving around a larger one; subordinate
introduction of something new
direct descent from a particular ancestor; ancestry
long heroic poem, or similar work of art
lacking restraint or control; feeling of extreme emotional intensity; unbounded enthusiasm
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fester     Speak
 
(8)
v.  
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acquire; take possession of for one's own use; set apart for specific use
fail completely; sink below the surface of the water
undergo decay; infect, inflame, or corrupt;
obtain for services of; arrange for the use of; pledge or promise, especially to marry
give in; surrender; give forth a natural product; be productive
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glimmer     Speak
 
(9)
v.  
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put in order; arrange or place something in line
force with the thumb; make a groove in
beg for urgently; make an earnest appeal
shine brightly, like a star or a light
express disapproval or disappointment; bring shame upon; disgrace
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infamous     Speak
 
(10)
a.  
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relating to or caused by heat; designed to help retain heat
very thin or transparent; very steep; absolute or pure
relating to ships, sailors, or navigation
cautious; careful in regard to one's own interests
notoriously bad; having exceedingly bad reputation
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leery     Speak
 
(11)
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tending to vary often or widely, as in price; inconstant or fickle; tending to violence
in utter disorder; lacking visible order or organization
suspicious or distrustful; wary; cautious
without definite purpose, plan, or aim; having no specific pattern
swollen or puffed as with water or air
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mercenary     Speak
 
(12)
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inclined; lying face downward; having a tendency
unrestrained and violent; occurring without restraint
middle class; selfishly materialistic; dully conventional
grossly improper; indecent; in poor taste
interested in making money; profit oriented; hired for service in foreign army
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ominous     Speak
 
(13)
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irritated or impatient; easily annoyed; peevish
lacking of judgment, sense, or reason; unsuited; inappropriate; foolish
yielding; lenient; forbearing or tolerant
threatening; foreshadowing evil or tragic developments
pretending to be virtuous; deceiving
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parasite     Speak
 
(14)
n.  
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animal or plant living on another
judgment that someone is guilty of crime; strongly held belief
feud in which members of opposing parties murder each other; blood bitter quarrel
idle person; male bee; someone who takes more time than necessary
right or claim to possession; mark of rank; name of a book or film
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provoke     Speak
 
(15)
v.  
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combine; mix; make less pure; lessen or moderate
obtain from another by coercion; get money by threats
utter suddenly and impulsively
stir to anger; give rise to; stir to action or feeling
act, feel, or give mutually or in return; move back and forth alternately; be complementary or equivalent
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rebuttal     Speak
 
(16)
n.  
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proving to be false or incorrect; response with contrary evidence
beginning; forming of an idea; act of conceiving
gap; interruption in duration or continuity; pause
small opening; means of escape or release; outlet; hole for the escape of gas or air
wise and trusted counselor or teacher
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rousing     Speak
 
(17)
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expressing low opinion; disparaging; belittling
lively; vigorous; inducing enthusiasm or excitement; stirring
relating to stars; star-shaped
incapable of injury; impossible to damage, injure, or wound
easily irritated or annoyed; unreasonably irritable or ill-tempered
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solace     Speak
 
(18)
n.  
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one who studies skin and its diseases
torn, ragged wound; rough or jagged breach made by rending
lengthy intent consideration; long and thoughtful observation; contemplation of spiritual matters
comfort or relieve in sorrow, misfortune, or distress
prevailing style; manner; way of doing something; fashion or style
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touchstone     Speak
 
(19)
n.  
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remainder of something after removal of parts or a part; balance
extreme edge or margin; border; enclosing boundary; space enclosed by such a boundary
one that keeps guard; soldier stationed as a guard
stone used to test the fineness of gold alloys; excellent quality used to test excellence or genuineness of others
door bar; fastening pin or screw; length of fabric
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yen     Speak
 
(20)
n.  
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dwarf; fabled race of dwarflike creatures who live underground
wild party involving excessive drinking; unrestrained indulgence; secret rite in the cults of ancient
breaking of contract or duty
determination; resolving to do something; formal statement of a decision
strong desire or inclination; yearning or craving
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