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SAT Vocabulary Quiz 3

This is in continuation with SAT Vocabulary Quiz 1 and SAT Vocabulary Quiz 2. The italicized word from the phrase needs to be identified with its correct meaning from the given options. The correct answers can be found at the end of the post.

1)      vicarious enjoyment

  • complete
  • unspoiled
  • occurring from a feeling of identification with another
  • long-continuing
  • temporary

2)      psychogenic ailment

  • incurable
  • contagious
  • originating in the mind
  • intestinal, imaginary

3)      an anachronous attitude

  • unexplainable
  • unreasonable
  • belonging to a different time
  • out of place
  • unusual

4)      her iconoclastic phase

  • artistic
  • sneering at tradition
  • troubled
  • difficult
  • religious

5) a tyro

  • dominating personality
  • beginner
  • accomplished musician
  • dabbler
  • serious student

6)      a laconic reply

  • immediate
  • assured
  • terse and meaningful
  • unintelligible
  • angry

7)      semantic confusion

  • relating to the meaning of words
  • pertaining to money
  • having to do with the emotions
  • relating to mathematics
  • caused by inner turmoil

8)      cavalier treatment

  • courteous
  • haughty and highhanded
  • negligent
  • affectionate
  • expensive

9)      an anomalous situation

  • dangerous
  • intriguing
  • unusual
  • pleasant
  • unhappy

10)   posthumous child

  • cranky
  • brilliant
  • physically weak
  • illegitimate
  • born after the death of the father

11) feels enervated

  • full of ambition
  • full of strength
  • completely exhausted
  • troubled
  • full of renewed energy

12) shows perspicacity

  • sincerity
  • mental keenness
  • love
  • faithfulness
  • longing

13) an unpopular martinet

  • candidate
  • supervisor
  • strict disciplinarian
  • military leader
  • discourteous snob

14)   a gregarious person

  • outwardly calm
  • very sociable
  • completely untrustworthy
  • vicious
  • self-effacing and timid

15) generally phlegmatic

  • Smug, self-satisfied
  • easily pleased
  • nervous, high-strung
  • emotionally unresponsive
  • lacking in social graces

16)   an inveterate gambler

  • impoverished
  • successful
  • habitual
  • occasional
  • superstitious

17)   an egregious error

  • outstandingly bad
  • slight
  • irreparable
  • unnecessary
  • deliberate

18)   cacophony of a large city

  • political administration
  • crowded living conditions
  • cultural advantages
  • unpleasant noises, harsh sounds
  • bust traffic

19)   a prurient adolescent

  • tall and gangling
  • sexually longing
  • clumsy, awkward
  • sexually attractive
  • soft-spoken

20)   uxorious husband

  • henpecked
  • suspicious
  • guilty of infidelity
  • fondly and foolishly doting on his wife
  • tight-fisted, penny-pinching

More tests added :

SAT Vocabulary Quiz 4SAT Practice Vocabulary 5,   SAT Vocabulary List 6

You can take some more Vocabulary Practice Tests here or read on  How to Keep Building your Vocabulary.

Correct Answers

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

Q11. c) Q12. b) Q13. c) Q14. b) Q15. d) Q16. c) Q17. a) Q18.d) Q 19.b) Q 20. e)

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