Quiz: Can You Get More Than 11 Right on This SAT Words Test?
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Can You Get More Than 11 Right on This SAT Words Test?
By: Talin Vartanian
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About This Quiz

The SAT is comprised of various sections, including math, reading, writing and an essay portion. For the writing and language section, you'll come face to face with a variety of difficult vocabulary words that you'll have to guess the definition of. To help prepare you for the SAT, we've come up with 35 questions to put your English language knowledge to the test!

Some questions in this quiz will ask you to name the synonym of the word. For example, what do you think the word "idyllic" is synonymous with? Is it happy, sad, stubborn or angry? The answer is happy, since "idyllic" means to feel wonderful or joyous in a particular situation. Another example would be "histrionic." While the word looks like it may pertain to history, it actually means that someone is being overly dramatic in nature. For example, "My sister is always so histrionic in personality."

Let's take a look at one more example. If I say "That new kid is pretty genial," what do you think that means? Is it friendly, depressed, stubborn or lazy? The answer is friendly, since "genial" means to have a warm and kind personality.

Now that you've seen what kind of questions are on this quiz, it's time to put your wits to the test by scoring at least 11 right now!

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"Impoverished" is synonymous with which of these SAT words?
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If you have "induced" somebody, you have...?
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Somebody who is against violence is called a ...?
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Which of the following is the correct definition of "painstaking?"
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"Prodigious" is a fancy way of saying ...?
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To "abate" something is to...?
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To talk to someone in a bold manner is to ________ them.
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To overly flatter somebody is to ...?
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If I say "This history class is so vapid," what does that mean?
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If someone is clumsy, what would you call them?
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"Toxic" is another word for...?
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If someone is "shrewd," what does that mean?
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To "repudiate" someone is to...?
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If you were "relegated" at your job, you were...?
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If you're going to "raze" something, like a building, you are going to ...?
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What does "prosaic" mean?
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Someone who lies a lot is a ...?
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To be "judicious" is to be ...?
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If I want to stay in bed all day and do nothing, I am being ...?
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If someone is being "cheap" with their money, they are being...?
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If I say "This turkey is succulent," what does that mean?
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If something is "tenuous," it is ...?
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If someone is stubborn, they are being ...?
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Something that is strange is ...?
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To "rectify" something is to ...?
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Someone who keeps their cool easily is ...?
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If I say "My sister is so imperious," what does that mean?
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