SAT Vocab Quiz: Choose The Correct Option

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    To be harried is to be

    • A.

      Busy

    • B.

      Harassed

    • C.

      Frazzled

    • D.

      Cunning

    Correct Answer
    B. Harassed
    Explanation
    The correct answer is harassed. To be harried means to be constantly bothered or troubled by someone or something. It implies a sense of being overwhelmed or annoyed by persistent demands or pressures. It is different from being busy, which simply means having a lot of tasks or activities to do. Frazzled refers to being mentally or emotionally exhausted, while cunning means being sly or clever.

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  • 2. 

    To impede is to

    • A.

      Deteriorate

    • B.

      Refine

    • C.

      Obstruct

    • D.

      Conclude

    Correct Answer
    C. Obstruct
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "obstruct". To impede means to hinder or block progress or movement. It implies an action that prevents something from happening or slows it down. "Obstruct" is the best choice among the given options as it directly relates to impeding by creating obstacles or barriers. "Deteriorate" means to worsen, "refine" means to improve or make more polished, and "conclude" means to bring to an end or reach a decision, none of which accurately capture the meaning of impede.

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  • 3. 

    To be laconic is to be

    • A.

      Verbose

    • B.

      Concise

    • C.

      Ambiguous

    • D.

      Equivocal

    Correct Answer
    B. Concise
    Explanation
    The word "laconic" means using few words or being concise. Therefore, the correct answer is "concise" because being laconic implies being brief and to the point, rather than using unnecessary or excessive words.

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  • 4. 

    Lexicon is most like

    • A.

      Bewilderment

    • B.

      Jargon

    • C.

      Contradiction

    • D.

      Anomaly

    Correct Answer
    B. Jargon
    Explanation
    Lexicon refers to the vocabulary or language used in a particular field or by a particular group of people. Jargon, on the other hand, refers to specialized language or terminology used by professionals or experts in a specific field. Both lexicon and jargon are related to language and specialized vocabulary, making jargon the most similar option among the given choices. Bewilderment, contradiction, and anomaly do not share the same meaning or concept as lexicon.

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  • 5. 

    Milieu is most like

    • A.

      Border

    • B.

      Setting

    • C.

      Fringe

    • D.

      Narrow space

    Correct Answer
    B. Setting
    Explanation
    Milieu and setting are similar in that they both refer to the environment or surroundings in which something takes place. They both imply the context or background against which events occur. Therefore, "setting" is the most appropriate choice as it closely aligns with the meaning of "milieu".

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  • 6. 

    The word guile is most like

    • A.

      Naivety

    • B.

      Credulity

    • C.

      Artifice

    • D.

      Worldliness

    Correct Answer
    C. Artifice
    Explanation
    The word "guile" refers to cunning or deceitful behavior. "Artifice" means clever or deceptive skill or technique, making it the most similar in meaning to "guile". "Naivety" means innocence or lack of experience, which is the opposite of "guile". "Credulity" refers to a tendency to believe things too easily, which is not directly related to "guile". "Worldliness" refers to being experienced and sophisticated, which is also not directly related to "guile". Therefore, "artifice" is the best choice as it closely matches the meaning of "guile".

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  • 7. 

    To be histrionic is to be

    • A.

      Unaffected

    • B.

      Ingenuous

    • C.

      Guileless

    • D.

      Dramatic

    Correct Answer
    D. Dramatic
    Explanation
    Being histrionic means to be excessively dramatic or theatrical in one's behavior or emotions. This term is often used to describe someone who seeks attention or exaggerates their emotions for dramatic effect. Therefore, the correct answer is "dramatic".

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  • 8. 

    Idiosyncrasy is most like

    • A.

      Ornamented

    • B.

      Ostentatious

    • C.

      Anamoly

    • D.

      Pretense

    Correct Answer
    C. Anamoly
    Explanation
    Idiosyncrasy refers to a unique or peculiar characteristic or behavior that is specific to an individual. Similarly, an anomaly refers to something that deviates from what is considered normal or expected. Both idiosyncrasy and anomaly imply a departure from the usual or typical, making them similar in meaning. Therefore, "anomaly" is the most appropriate choice as it closely aligns with the concept of idiosyncrasy.

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  • 9. 

    To be insouciant is most like

    • A.

      Nonchalant

    • B.

      Elaborative

    • C.

      Lacking sophistication

    • D.

      Transparent

    Correct Answer
    A. Nonchalant
    Explanation
    Insouciant means to be carefree or unconcerned. The word "nonchalant" also means to be casual or relaxed, which closely aligns with the meaning of insouciant. "Elaborative" means to provide more details or explanations, which is not similar to being carefree. "Lacking sophistication" means to be simple or unsophisticated, which is not the same as being carefree. "Transparent" means to be clear or easily understood, which is not similar to being carefree. Therefore, the most similar word to insouciant is nonchalant.

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  • 10. 

    To have lassitude is to have

    • A.

      Piquant

    • B.

      Tenacity

    • C.

      Lethargy

    • D.

      Athleticism

    Correct Answer
    C. Lethargy
    Explanation
    Lassitude refers to a state of physical or mental weariness or lack of energy. Lethargy, which means a lack of energy or enthusiasm, is the most appropriate synonym for lassitude. Piquant means having a strong, spicy, or tangy taste, and is unrelated to lassitude. Tenacity refers to the quality of being determined or persistent, which is the opposite of lassitude. Athleticism refers to the physical abilities and skills related to sports or athletics, which is also unrelated to lassitude. Therefore, lethargy is the correct answer as it best captures the meaning of lassitude.

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  • 11. 

    To be lethargic is to be

    • A.

      Vigorous

    • B.

      Emphatic

    • C.

      Determined

    • D.

      Languid

    Correct Answer
    D. Languid
    Explanation
    To be lethargic means to lack energy or enthusiasm, to be sluggish or lazy. The word "languid" perfectly captures this meaning as it refers to a state of being slow, relaxed, and lacking in vigor or vitality. Therefore, "languid" is the correct answer as it is synonymous with lethargic.

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  • 12. 

    Marshal is most like

    • A.

      Disseminate

    • B.

      Organize

    • C.

      Disperse

    • D.

      Bestrew

    Correct Answer
    B. Organize
    Explanation
    Marshal is most like "organize" because both words involve the concept of arranging or coordinating things in a systematic manner. A marshal is responsible for organizing and coordinating the activities of a group or organization, while the word "organize" means to arrange or order things in a structured way. Both words imply a sense of control and management. The other options, such as "disseminate," "disperse," and "bestrew," do not convey the same idea of arranging or coordinating.

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  • 13. 

    A misnomer is most like

    • A.

      Inaccuracy

    • B.

      Onomatopoeia

    • C.

      Epithet

    • D.

      Endearment

    Correct Answer
    A. Inaccuracy
    Explanation
    A misnomer refers to the incorrect or misleading use of a name or term. It implies a discrepancy between the name and the actual nature or characteristics of something. Similarly, inaccuracy also denotes a lack of precision or correctness, suggesting that something is not completely true or reliable. Both terms share the idea of something being incorrect or misleading, making inaccuracy the most suitable answer in this context.

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  • 14. 

    To gloat is to 

    • A.

      Embarrass

    • B.

      Abandon

    • C.

      Brag

    • D.

      Berate

    Correct Answer
    C. Brag
    Explanation
    To gloat means to excessively boast or brag about one's own achievements or success. It is a form of self-satisfaction and pride, often done in a way that seeks to make others feel inferior or envious. Therefore, the correct answer is "brag," as it best captures the meaning of gloating.

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  • 15. 

    A hovel is most like

    • A.

      Kowtow

    • B.

      Device

    • C.

      Depot

    • D.

      Shack

    Correct Answer
    D. Shack
    Explanation
    A hovel is a small, poorly built and uncomfortable dwelling, typically made of makeshift materials. Similarly, a shack is also a small and crudely built structure, often used as a temporary or low-quality living space. Both hovel and shack share the common characteristic of being simple and inadequate shelters. Therefore, shack is the most similar term to hovel in terms of their meaning and usage.

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