SAT Vocabulary MATCHING Exercise #1

vocabulary for readingThis activity is NOT interactive but the answers are at the bottom of this page.

Match the 18 definitions below to the vocabulary words on the left.

1. _____ sedentary

2. _____ regressive

3. _____ mundane

4. _____ emulate

5. _____ propensity

6. _____ impetuous

7. _____ zenith

8. _____ succinct

9. _____ clairvoyant

10. _____ubiquitous

11. _____resilient

12. _____expedite

13. _____wanton

14. _____vindictive

15. _____innocuous

16. _____affinity

17. _____penitent

18. _____terse

a. — tending to revert or go back; reverting to an

earlier or less advanced state or form

b. — effectively brief and to the point; pithy;

neatly concise

c. — a natural inclination or tendency; a bent;

a leaning

d. — of this world or earth; not heavenly;

worldly; secular

e. — feeling or expressing pain (sorrow) for

sin (misdeeds) and disposed to atonement

f. — of great energy and impatience; characterized

by sudden or rash action or emotion

g. — showing verbal brevity; expressed in a few

words

h. — to speed up the progress of; accelerate;

perform promptly

i. — revengeful; spiteful; showing a retaliatory

spirit

j. — natural liking for or attraction to a person,

thing or idea; close connection

k. — having the paranormal power to see objects/

actions not perceived by the senses

l. — the upper region of the sky; the highest

point or state

m. — being everywhere, esp. at the same time;

omnipresent

n. — not harmful or injurious; harmless;

not likely to irritate or offend

o. — having power to return to the original form;

able to recover readily from misfortune

p. — done maliciously or cruelly and without a

motive

Q. — to imitate in an effort to equal or surpass;

to rival with some degree of success

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.

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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