PSAT Vocab Quiz 1

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Are your Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Tests creeping up on you? Now might be a good time to brush up on some of the vocabulary you’re likely to come across when you sit the exams. How much do you know already?


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  • 1. 
    Ardent
    • A. 

      Standoffish, uninvolved, keeping one’s distance

    • B. 

      Extremely hopeless or wretched, bottomless

    • C. 

      An award of honor

    • D. 

      Passionate

    • E. 

      To make better or more tolerable

  • 2. 
    Appropriate
    • A. 

      Bitter, Sour, Severe

    • B. 

      To distribute, assign, or allot

    • C. 

      To take without permission; to set aside for a particular use

    • D. 

      Difficult to understand

    • E. 

      The study of human cultures

  • 3. 
    Apotheosis
    • A. 

      Hermit-like; practicing self-denial

    • B. 

      Elevation to divine status; the perfect example of something

    • C. 

      Easy to talk to; friendly

    • D. 

      Subordinate; providing assistance

    • E. 

      To determine with certainty; to find out definitely

  • 4. 
    Attrition
    • A. 

      Gradual wearing away; a natural or expected decrease in size or number

    • B. 

      Protection, support; sponsorship

    • C. 

      Kind, helpful, generous; like a nice uncle

    • D. 

      An aberration, deviation, or irregularity

    • E. 

      To determine with certainty; to find out definitely

  • 5. 
    Acumen
    • A. 

      Collection of things mixed together; the sum total

    • B. 

      Keenness of judgment; mental sharpness

    • C. 

      To abolish, repeal, or nullify

    • D. 

      Hermit-like; practicing self-denial

    • E. 

      To take without permission; to set aside for a particular use

  • 6. 
    Ancillary
    • A. 

      To make void, usually refers to marriage

    • B. 

      Hardworking, diligent, busy

    • C. 

      Subordinate; providing assistance

    • D. 

      An aberration, deviation, or irregularity

    • E. 

      Difficult to understand

  • 7. 
    Avarice
    • A. 

      To take without permission; to set aside for a particular use

    • B. 

      One who deserts his or her professed principles or faith

    • C. 

      Easy to talk to; friendly

    • D. 

      Greed

    • E. 

      Bitter, Sour, Severe

  • 8. 
    Ascetic
    • A. 

      Something or someone loathed or detested

    • B. 

      The study of human cultures

    • C. 

      Hermit-like; practicing self-denial

    • D. 

      An award of honor

    • E. 

      Subordinate; providing assistance

  • 9. 
    Accolade
    • A. 

      Easy to talk to; friendly

    • B. 

      Greed

    • C. 

      Elevation to divine status; the perfect example of something

    • D. 

      Something or someone loathed or detested

    • E. 

      An award of honor

  • 10. 
    Affable
    • A. 

      To permit or allow; to enable

    • B. 

      Easy to talk to; friendly

    • C. 

      To determine with certainty; to find out definitely

    • D. 

      Standoffish, uninvolved, keeping one’s distance

    • E. 

      Kind, helpful, generous; like a nice uncle

  • 11. 
    Assuage
    • A. 

      Collection of things mixed together; the sum total

    • B. 

      Bitter, Sour, Severe

    • C. 

      To make void, usually refers to marriage

    • D. 

      To soothe, pacify, or relieve

    • E. 

      Something or someone loathed or detested

  • 12. 
    Apostate
    • A. 

      An instrument that measures atmospheric pressure

    • B. 

      To permit or allow; to enable

    • C. 

      Easy to talk to; friendly

    • D. 

      Greed

    • E. 

      One who deserts his or her professed principles or faith

  • 13. 
    Acerbic
    • A. 

      Subordinate; providing assistance

    • B. 

      Bitter, Sour, Severe

    • C. 

      The study of human cultures

    • D. 

      Passionate

    • E. 

      Elevation to divine status; the perfect example of something

  • 14. 
    Anthropology
    • A. 

      The study of human cultures

    • B. 

      Something or someone loathed or detested

    • C. 

      Protection, support; sponsorship

    • D. 

      Extremely hopeless or wretched, bottomless

    • E. 

      Hermit-like; practicing self-denial

  • 15. 
    Allocate
    • A. 

      An instrument that measures atmospheric pressure

    • B. 

      To soothe, pacify, or relieve

    • C. 

      A storehouse of weapons

    • D. 

      To abolish, repeal, or nullify

    • E. 

      To distribute, assign, or allot

  • 16. 
    Auspices
    • A. 

      To make better or more tolerable

    • B. 

      To permit or allow; to enable

    • C. 

      Protection, support; sponsorship

    • D. 

      To make better or more tolerable

    • E. 

      Gradual wearing away; a natural or expected decrease in size or number

  • 17. 
    Aloof
    • A. 

      Standoffish, uninvolved, keeping one’s distance

    • B. 

      Something or someone loathed or detested

    • C. 

      Keenness of judgment; mental sharpness

    • D. 

      An aberration, deviation, or irregularity

    • E. 

      To take without permission; to set aside for a particular use

  • 18. 
    Augury
    • A. 

      To distribute, assign, or allot

    • B. 

      An instrument that measures atmospheric pressure

    • C. 

      Hardworking, diligent, busy

    • D. 

      An omen, especially a good omen

    • E. 

      An award of honor

  • 19. 
    Arsenal
    • A. 

      Protection, support; sponsorship

    • B. 

      To make better or more tolerable

    • C. 

      A storehouse of weapons

    • D. 

      To permit or allow; to enable

    • E. 

      Bitter, Sour, Severe

  • 20. 
    Archetype
    • A. 

      Extremely hopeless or wretched, bottomless

    • B. 

      Something or someone loathed or detested

    • C. 

      Greed

    • D. 

      An original model or pattern

    • E. 

      To soothe, pacify, or relieve

  • 21. 
    Abrogate
    • A. 

      To abolish, repeal, or nullify

    • B. 

      The study of human cultures

    • C. 

      Passionate

    • D. 

      To determine with certainty; to find out definitely

    • E. 

      An aberration, deviation, or irregularity

  • 22. 
    Annul
    • A. 

      To take without permission; to set aside for a particular use

    • B. 

      An award of honor

    • C. 

      To make void, usually refers to marriage

    • D. 

      To make better or more tolerable

    • E. 

      An omen, especially a good omen

  • 23. 
    Abysmal
    • A. 

      Hermit-like; practicing self-denial

    • B. 

      Extremely hopeless or wretched, bottomless

    • C. 

      Standoffish, uninvolved, keeping one’s distance

    • D. 

      Elevation to divine status; the perfect example of something

    • E. 

      Out of place in time or history

  • 24. 
    Antithetical
    • A. 

      Subordinate; providing assistance

    • B. 

      Hermit-like; practicing self-denial

    • C. 

      In opposition to, contrary to

    • D. 

      Gradual wearing away; a natural or expected decrease in size or number

    • E. 

      Elevation to divine status; the perfect example of something

  • 25. 
    Aggregate
    • A. 

      Collection of things mixed together; the sum total

    • B. 

      Hardworking, diligent, busy

    • C. 

      Something or someone loathed or detested

    • D. 

      Bitter, Sour, Severe

    • E. 

      Protection, support; sponsorship

  • 26. 
    Assiduous
    • A. 

      To determine with certainty; to find out definitely

    • B. 

      One who deserts his or her professed principles or faith

    • C. 

      An award of honor

    • D. 

      To soothe, pacify, or relieve

    • E. 

      Hardworking, diligent, busy

  • 27. 
    Anomaly
    • A. 

      To make better or more tolerable

    • B. 

      One who deserts his or her professed principles or faith

    • C. 

      An aberration, deviation, or irregularity

    • D. 

      Greed

    • E. 

      To make void, usually refers to marriage

  • 28. 
    Afford
    • A. 

      To permit or allow; to enable

    • B. 

      Subordinate; providing assistance

    • C. 

      The study of human cultures

    • D. 

      An award of honor

    • E. 

      Elevation to divine status; the perfect example of something

  • 29. 
    Barometer
    • A. 

      To determine with certainty; to find out definitely

    • B. 

      Subordinate; providing assistance

    • C. 

      An instrument that measures atmospheric pressure

    • D. 

      To abolish, repeal, or nullify

    • E. 

      Passionate

  • 30. 
    Avuncular
    • A. 

      An original model or pattern

    • B. 

      Greed

    • C. 

      Keenness of judgment; mental sharpness

    • D. 

      Kind, helpful, generous; like a nice uncle

    • E. 

      Hardworking, diligent, busy

  • 31. 
    Ameliorate
    • A. 

      Keenness of judgment; mental sharpness

    • B. 

      Gradual wearing away; a natural or expected decrease in size or number

    • C. 

      To make better or more tolerable

    • D. 

      In opposition to, contrary to

    • E. 

      An aberration, deviation, or irregularity

  • 32. 
    Ascertain
    • A. 

      One who deserts his or her professed principles or faith

    • B. 

      To determine with certainty; to find out definitely

    • C. 

      To make better or more tolerable

    • D. 

      An omen, especially a good omen

    • E. 

      Greed

  • 33. 
    Anathema
    • A. 

      Something or someone loathed or detested

    • B. 

      Elevation to divine status; the perfect example of something

    • C. 

      Out of place in time or history

    • D. 

      To abolish, repeal, or nullify

    • E. 

      To determine with certainty; to find out definitely

  • 34. 
    Abstruse
    • A. 

      An original model or pattern

    • B. 

      Difficult to understand

    • C. 

      Greed

    • D. 

      Easy to talk to; friendly

    • E. 

      Bitter, Sour, Severe

  • 35. 
    Anachronistic
    • A. 

      An aberration, deviation, or irregularity

    • B. 

      Extremely hopeless or wretched, bottomless

    • C. 

      Passionate

    • D. 

      An aberration, deviation, or irregularity

    • E. 

      Out of place in time or history