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SAT Vocabulary Quiz 1

A Test of Vocabulary Range

Here are 20 brief phrases, each containing one italicized word; it is up to you to find the closest definition of each such word. To keep your score valid, refrain, as far as possible, from ‘wild guessing’ :)   The key of this SAT words list  is mentioned  at the end of the post.

1.       Disheveled appearance

  • untidy
  • fierce
  • foolish
  • peculiar
  • unhappy

2.       a baffling problem

  • difficult
  • simple
  • puzzling
  • long
  • new

3.       lenient parent

  • tall
  • not strict
  • wise
  • foolish
  • severe

4.       repulsive personality

  • disgusting
  • attractive
  • normal
  • confused
  • conceited

5.       audacious attempt

  • useless
  • bold
  • foolish
  • crazy
  • necessary

6.       parry a blow

  • ward off
  • fear
  • expect
  • invite
  • ignore

7.      prevalent disease

  • dangerous
  • catching
  • childhood
  • fatal
  • widespread

8.       ominous report

  • loud
  • threatening
  • untrue
  • serious
  • unpleasant

9.       an incredible story

  • true
  • interesting
  • well-known
  • unbelievable
  • unknown

10. an ophthalmologist

  • eye doctor
  • skin doctor
  • foot doctor
  • heart doctor
  • cancer specialist

11.   will supersede the old law

  • enforce
  • specify penalties for
  • take the place of
  • repeal
  • continue

12.   an anonymous donor

  • generous
  • stingy
  • well-known
  • one whose name is not known
  • reluctant

13. performed an autopsy

  • examination of living tissue
  • examination of corpse to determine the cause of death
  • process in the manufacture of optical lenses
  • operation to cure a disease
  • series of questions to determine the causes of delinquent behavior

14.   an indefatigable worker

  • well-paid
  • tired
  • skillful
  • tireless
  • pleasant

15. a confirmed atheist

  • bachelor
  • disbeliever in God
  • believer in religion
  • believer in science
  • priest

16. endless loquacity

  • misery
  • fantasy
  • repetitiousness
  • ill-health
  • talkativeness

17.   a glib talker

  • smooth
  • awkward
  • loud
  • friendly
  • boring

18.   an incorrigible optimist

  • happy
  • beyond correction or reform
  • foolish
  • hopeful
  • unreasonable

19.   an ocular problem

  • unexpected
  • insoluble
  • visual C
  • continual
  • imaginary

20. a notorious demagogue

  • rabble-rouser
  • gambler
  • perpetrator of financial frauds
  • liar
  • spendthrift

You can find more SAT Vocabulary Quizzes here, in addition you can go on to attempt the

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Key

Q1. a)   Q2. c)  Q3. b)   Q4. a)   Q5. b)  Q6. a)  Q7. e)  Q8. b)  Q9. d) Q10. a)

Q11. c)  Q12. d)  Q13. b)  Q14. d )Q15. b) Q16. e)  Q17. a)  Q18. b) Q19. c)  Q20. a)

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