SAT Vocab Test A

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  • 1. 

    To lower in position, estimation, or the like; degrade. 

    • A.

      Artifice

    • B.

      Clement

    • C.

      Abase

    Correct Answer
    C. Abase
    Explanation
    The word "abase" means to lower in position, estimation, or the like; degrade.

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  • 2. 

    The lady superior of a nunnery. 

    • A.

      Abbess

    • B.

      Ahorrence

    • C.

      Abeyance

    Correct Answer
    A. Abbess
    Explanation
    An abbess is the female superior or head of a nunnery. She is responsible for the spiritual and administrative leadership of the community of nuns. The term "abbess" is derived from the word "abbey", which refers to a convent or monastery.

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  • 3. 

    The superior of a community of monks.  

    • A.

      Abbot

    • B.

      Abnormal

    • C.

      Abscond

    Correct Answer
    A. Abbot
    Explanation
    An abbot is the superior or leader of a community of monks. This person holds a position of authority and is responsible for overseeing the spiritual and administrative aspects of the monastery or abbey. The word "abbot" is derived from the Latin word "abbas" which means father. The role of an abbot is to guide and support the monks in their religious practices and ensure the smooth functioning of the community.

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  • 4. 

    To give up (royal power or the like).

    • A.

      Abominable

    • B.

      Abdicate

    • C.

      Absent-minded

    Correct Answer
    B. Abdicate
    Explanation
    Abdicate means to give up royal power or any similar position of authority. This word is the correct answer because it directly matches the given definition. "Abominable" means causing disgust or hatred, and "absent-minded" means forgetful or inattentive. While these words may be related to giving up power in some contexts, they do not specifically mean to relinquish royal authority like "abdicate" does.

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  • 5. 

    In mammals, the visceral cavity between the diaphragm and the pelvic floor; the belly. 

    • A.

      Abdomen

    • B.

      Abjure

    • C.

      Aboveboard

    Correct Answer
    A. Abdomen
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "abdomen." In mammals, the abdomen refers to the visceral cavity located between the diaphragm and the pelvic floor. It is commonly referred to as the belly and contains various organs such as the stomach, liver, intestines, and reproductive organs.

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  • 6. 

    Of, pertaining to, or situated on the abdomen.  

    • A.

      Abject

    • B.

      Abdominal

    • C.

      Abrade

    Correct Answer
    B. Abdominal
    Explanation
    The word "abdominal" refers to something that is related to or located on the abdomen. It is often used to describe medical conditions or anatomical structures in the abdominal area of the body.

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  • 7. 

    A carrying away of a person against his will, or illegally.

    • A.

      Abduction

    • B.

      Abrasion

    • C.

      Abscond

    Correct Answer
    A. Abduction
    Explanation
    Abduction refers to the act of forcefully taking someone away against their will or unlawfully. It involves the kidnapping or carrying away of a person without their consent. This term specifically describes the act of forcefully taking someone, often for criminal purposes, and is different from abrasion, which refers to a scrape or injury to the skin, and abscond, which means to leave or escape secretly.

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  • 8. 

    In bed; on a bed.

    • A.

      Absence

    • B.

      Abominate

    • C.

      Abed

    Correct Answer
    C. Abed
    Explanation
    The word "abed" means being in bed or on a bed. It is a preposition that describes a location or position. In this context, the phrase "in bed; on a bed" is providing a definition or explanation of the word "abed." It suggests that "abed" refers to the state of being in or on a bed.

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  • 9. 

    Deviation from a right, customary, or prescribed course.

    • A.

      Aberration

    • B.

      Able-bodied

    • C.

      Abrasion

    Correct Answer
    A. Aberration
    Explanation
    Aberration refers to a deviation from a right, customary, or prescribed course. It implies a departure from what is considered normal or expected. In this context, aberration is the most suitable term as it directly aligns with the given definition. "Able-bodied" refers to someone who is physically fit and capable, while "abrasion" refers to a scrape or injury to the skin. Therefore, aberration is the correct answer.

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  • 10. 

    The group of buildings which collectively form the dwelling-place of a society of monks or nuns.

    • A.

      Abridgment

    • B.

      Abase

    • C.

      Abbey

    Correct Answer
    C. Abbey
    Explanation
    An abbey is a group of buildings that serves as the dwelling-place for a society of monks or nuns. It is a place where religious individuals live and carry out their spiritual activities. An abridgment refers to a shortened or condensed version of a written work, while to abase means to humiliate or degrade someone. However, neither of these options relate to the description provided, making abbey the correct answer.

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