SAT Prep Vocabulary

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SAT Prep Vocabulary
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Sets of commonly used vocabulary on the SAT examination
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  1. Depict
    Depiction
    • Verb
    • to represent by drawing, portray; to characterize in words, describe
  2. Controversy
    Controversial
    • Noun
    • A usually prolonged public dispute; an argument
  3. Undermine
    • Verb
    • To weaken, sabotage, subvert, debilitate, destabilize
  4. Advocate
    Advocacy
    • Verb
    • To support or urge by argument, especially publicity
  5. Arrogant
    Arrogance
    • Adjective
    • Having exaggerated self-opinion, egotistical or overproud
  6. Cynic
    Cynical
    Cynicism
    • Noun
    • One who believes that only selfishness motivates human actions
  7. Dispute
    Disputation
    • Verb
    • To engage in argument or debate; to argue vehemently, quarrel
  8. Provoke
    Provocative
    Provocation
    • Verb
    • To anger or vex; to stir up or call forth (feelings, desires, or activity)
  9. Contradict
    Contradiction
    Contradictory
    • Verb
    • To challenge, confront, counter, deny, or oppose
  10. Empathy
    Empathetic
    • Noun
    • Identification with an understanding of another's situation, feelings, and motives
  11. Perceive
    Perception
    Perceptiveness
    Perceptual
    • Verb
    • To become aware of by means of the senses; to recognize or understand
  12. Phenomenon
    Phenomena
    • Noun
    • A fact, occurrence, or circumstance observed or observable; something remarkable or extraordinary
  13. Contempt
    Contemptible
    Contemptuous
    Contemptuously
    • Noun
    • A feeling of disdain for anything considered mean or worthless
  14. Resolve
    Resolution
    • Verb
    • To come to a firm decision about; to determine; to settle or solve (e.g., a question or controversy)
  15. Speculate
    Speculation
    Speculative
    • Verb
    • To engage in thought, especially conjectural thought
  16. Intricate
    Intricacy
    Intricately
    • Adjective
    • Having many interrelated parts or facets; hard to understand, work, or make
  17. Skepticism
    Skeptical
    Skeptic
    • Noun
    • A questioning or doubting attitude; doubt regarding religion
  18. Assert
    Assertion
    • Verb
    • To state positively; declare
  19. Distinct
    Distinction
    Distinctive
    Distinctively
    Distinctly
    • Adjective
    • Not identical, separate; different in nature or quality; dissimilar
  20. Divisive
    Divisiveness
    • Adjective
    • Dissenting, at odds with, alienating, creating dissension or discord
  21. Consume
    Consumer
    Consumption
    • Verb
    • To expend by use; to use up
  22. Digress
    Digression
    • Verb
    • To wander away from the main topic or argument in speaking or writing
  23. Innovate
    Innovative
    Innovator
    • Verb
    • To introduce (something new)
  24. Diminish
    Diminution (di-min-u-tion)
    Diminutive (di-min-u-tive)
    • Verb
    • To make or become smaller; less, or less important.
  25. Nostalgia
    Nostalgic
    Nostalgically
    • Noun
    • A sentimental longing for something in the past
  26. Practical
    Practicality
    • Adjective
    • Of, involving, or resulting from practice or action; adapted or suited for actual use
  27. Versatile
    Versatility
    • Adjective
    • Capable of turning easily from one thing to another; having many uses or applications
  28. Profound
    Profoundly
    • Adjective
    • Showing deep insight or understanding; originating in the depths of one's being

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