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SAT Vocabulary Quiz 2

In continuation to the SAT Vocabulary Quiz 1,  here are 20  more  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 is  found at the end of the post.

1.       a naive attitude

  • unwise
  • hostile
  • unsophisticated
  • friendly
  • contemptuous

2. living in affluence

  • difficult circumstances
  • countrified surroundings
  • fear
  • wealth
  • poverty

3. in retrospect

  • view of the past
  • artistic balance
  • anticipation
  • admiration
  • second thoughts

4. a gourmet

  • seasoned traveler
  • greedy eater
  • vegetarian
  • connoisseur of good food
  • skillful chef

5.       to simulate interest

  • pretend
  • feel
  • lose
  • stir up
  • ask for

6.       a magnanimous action

  • puzzling
  • generous
  • foolish
  • unnecessary
  • wise

7.       a clandestine meeting

  • prearranged
  • hurried
  • important
  • secret
  • public

8.       the apathetic citizens

  • made up of separate ethnic groups
  • keenly vigilant of their rights
  • politically conservative
  • indifferent, uninterested, uninvolved
  • terrified

9.       to placate his son

  • please
  • help
  • find a job for
  • make arrangements for
  • change a feeling of hostility to friendliness

10.   to vacillate continually

  • avoid
  • swing back and forth in indecision
  • inject
  • treat
  • scold

11.   a nostalgic feeling

  • nauseated
  • homesick
  • sharp
  • painful
  • delighted

12. feel antipathy

  • bashfulness
  • stage fright
  • friendliness
  • hostility
  • suspense

13. be more circumspect

  • restrained
  • confident
  • cautious
  • honest
  • intelligent

14.   an intrepid fighter for human rights

  • fearless
  • eloquent
  • popular
  • experienced
  • famous

15.   diaphanous material

  • strong
  • sheer and gauzy
  • colorful
  • expensive
  • synthetic

16.   a taciturn host

  • stingy
  • generous
  • disinclined to conversation
  • charming
  • gloomy

17.   to malign his friend

  • accuse
  • help
  • disbelieve
  • slander
  • introduce

18.   a congenital deformity

  • hereditary
  • crippling
  • slight
  • incurable
  • occurring at or during birth

19. a definite neurosis

  • a plan
  • emotional disturbance
  • physical disease
  • feeling of fear
  • allergic reaction

20.   made an unequivocal statement

  • hard to understand
  • lengthy
  • politically motivated
  • clear and forthright
  • supporting

You can read through the SAT Vocabulary Quiz 3 , or  check out  some more exciting SAT Practice Vocabulary Tests here.

More Word lists added :

SAT Words List 3SAT Vocabulary Worksheet 4 ,

SAT Practice Vocabulary 5 , SAT Vocabulary List 6

Key

Q1. c)  Q2. d)  Q3. a)  Q4. d)  Q5. a)  Q6. b)  Q7. d)  Q8. d)  Q9. c)  Q.10 b)

Q 11.b) Q 12. d) Q 13. c) Q 14. a) Q 15. b) Q 16. c) Q 17. d) Q 18. e) Q 19.b) Q 20. d)

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