SAT MATCHING VOCABULARY

Match the SAT words to their meanings. The answers are at the bottom of the page.

1. _____ sedentary a. — tending to revert or go back; reverting to an earlier or less advanced state or form
2. _____ regressive b. — effectively brief and to the point; pithy; neatly concise 
3. _____ mundane c. — a natural inclination or tendency; a bent; a leaning 
4. _____ emulate d. — of this world or earth; not heavenly; worldly; secular 
5. _____ propensity e. — feeling or expressing pain (sorrow) for sin (misdeeds) and disposed to atonement by
6. _____ impetuous f– of great energy and impatience; characterized sudden or rash action or emotion 
7. _____ zenith g. — showing verbal brevity; expressed in a few words 
8. _____ succinct h. — to speed up the progress of; accelerate; perform promptly 
9. _____ clairvoyant i. — revengeful; spiteful; showing a retaliatory spirit 
10. _____ubiquitous j. — natural liking for or attraction to a person, thing or idea; close connection 
11. _____resilient k. — having the paranormal power to see objects/actions not perceived by the senses 
12. _____expedite l. — the upper region of the sky; the highest point or state 
13. _____wanton m. — being everywhere, esp. at the same time; omnipresent 
14. _____vindictive n. — not harmful or injurious; harmless; not likely to irritate or offend 
15. _____innocuous o. — having power to return to the original form; able to recover readily from misfortune
16. _____affinity p. — done maliciously or cruelly and without a motive 
17. _____penitent q. — to imitate in an effort to equal or surpass; to rival with some degree of success 
18. _____terse r. — characterized by a sitting position posture, inactivity and lack of exercise 

 

 

 

ANSWERS:
1 – r; 2 – a; 3 – d; 4 – Q; 5 – c; 6 – f; 7 – l; 8 – g; 9 – k; 10 – m; 11 – o; 12 – h; 13 – p; 14 – i; 15 – n; 16 – j;

17 – e; 18 – b.

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