SAT Vocab Quiz Week 1

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SAT Vocab Quiz Week 1. A


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  • 1. 

    Assertion

    • A.

      A declaration or statement

    • B.

      Trustworthiness; completeness

    • C.

      Extremely dull

    • D.

      Intricate; complex

    Correct Answer
    A. A declaration or statement
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "a declaration or statement" because the word "assertion" refers to a confident and forceful statement or declaration. It implies that someone is stating or declaring something with certainty and conviction. The other options do not accurately define the meaning of "assertion" in this context.

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  • 2. 

    Didactic

    • A.

      Intended to instruct

    • B.

      Easily flowing

    • C.

      Difficult to comprehend

    • D.

      A declaration or statement

    Correct Answer
    A. Intended to instruct
    Explanation
    The word "didactic" means intended to instruct. It refers to something that is designed or intended to teach or educate. It implies that the purpose of the thing being described is to provide instruction or convey a moral or educational message. Therefore, the correct answer is "intended to instruct".

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  • 3. 

    Harbinger

    • A.

      Lazy

    • B.

      An omen; a sign of what is to come

    • C.

      Exercising absolute power; tyrannical

    • D.

      Not in favor of one side or the other

    Correct Answer
    B. An omen; a sign of what is to come
    Explanation
    The word "harbinger" is defined as an omen or a sign of what is to come. This means that it serves as a predictor or indicator of future events. The other options, "exercising absolute power; tyrannical" and "not in favor of one side or the other," do not align with the meaning of "harbinger." Therefore, the correct answer is "an omen; a sign of what is to come."

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  • 4. 

    Cogent

    • A.

      A judge who settles a dispute

    • B.

      Convincing, reasonable

    • C.

      Contempt; scorn; to look down on

    • D.

      Domineering; oppressively overbearing

    Correct Answer
    B. Convincing, reasonable
    Explanation
    The word "cogent" means convincing or reasonable. It refers to an argument or reasoning that is logical, well-presented, and persuasive. A cogent explanation or argument is one that is clear, logical, and supported by evidence or sound reasoning. It is able to convince others and is considered reasonable and valid.

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  • 5. 

    Discourse

    • A.

      Submissive; like a servant

    • B.

      Verbal exchange; conversation

    • C.

      Not in favor of one side or the other

    • D.

      Commonplace; ordinary

    Correct Answer
    B. Verbal exchange; conversation
    Explanation
    The word "discourse" refers to a verbal exchange or conversation. It involves the exchange of ideas, opinions, or information through spoken or written communication. This term implies a back-and-forth interaction between individuals, where they engage in a meaningful discussion or debate. It does not imply submissiveness, neutrality, or ordinariness. Therefore, the correct answer is "verbal exchange; conversation."

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  • 6. 

    Lucid

    • A.

      Intended to instruct

    • B.

      Easily understood; clear

    • C.

      Condition of sticking together

    • D.

      An omen; a sign of what is to come

    Correct Answer
    B. Easily understood; clear
    Explanation
    The word "lucid" means easily understood and clear. It describes something that is expressed or presented in a way that is easy to comprehend or perceive. This word does not refer to being intended to instruct, a condition of sticking together, or an omen or sign of what is to come.

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  • 7. 

    Coherent

    • A.

      Inequality in age, rank, or degree; difference

    • B.

      To free from blame

    • C.

      Logically connected

    • D.

      Laziness; inactivity; dullness

    Correct Answer
    C. Logically connected
    Explanation
    The word "coherent" means logically connected. It implies that there is a clear and logical connection between different ideas or parts of something. In the given options, the word "coherent" is the only one that accurately represents this meaning. The other options, such as "inequality in age, rank, or degree" or "laziness; inactivity; dullness," do not convey the same idea of logical connection. Therefore, the correct answer is "logically connected."

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  • 8. 

    Eloquence

    • A.

      A state of uncertainty

    • B.

      Exercising absolute power; tyrannical

    • C.

      To support with proof

    • D.

      Ability to speak vividly or persuasively

    Correct Answer
    D. Ability to speak vividly or persuasively
    Explanation
    The word "eloquence" refers to the ability to speak vividly or persuasively. This means that someone who possesses eloquence is able to express themselves in a compelling and convincing manner. They have a way with words and are skilled at capturing the attention and interest of their audience. This explanation aligns with the given correct answer.

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  • 9. 

    Rhetoric

    • A.

      Uninteresting; unchallenging

    • B.

      Removed or dissociated from (friends, family, etc)

    • C.

      Habitually late

    • D.

      Using language effectively and persuasively

    Correct Answer
    D. Using language effectively and persuasively
    Explanation
    The word "rhetoric" refers to the skill of using language effectively and persuasively. It involves the ability to communicate in a compelling and persuasive manner, often used in public speaking or writing. This skill allows individuals to effectively convey their thoughts, ideas, and arguments, influencing and persuading others to see their perspective.

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  • 10. 

    Cohesive

    • A.

      Having no useful purpose; pointless

    • B.

      Condition of sticking together

    • C.

      Not being influenced by personal feelings

    • D.

      An omen; a sign of what is to come

    Correct Answer
    B. Condition of sticking together
    Explanation
    The word "cohesive" refers to the condition of sticking together. This means that something is able to maintain unity and coherence, with its parts or elements closely connected and working together effectively. It implies that there is a strong bond or connection between the different components, resulting in a unified and harmonious whole.

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  • 11. 

    Fluid

    • A.

      Ability to speak vividly or persuasively

    • B.

      Prejudiced

    • C.

      Easily flowing

    • D.

      Quality of being average; of moderate to low quality

    Correct Answer
    C. Easily flowing
    Explanation
    The word "fluid" typically refers to something that flows easily, such as a liquid. In this context, it is used metaphorically to describe the ability to speak easily and smoothly, without hesitation or difficulty. This aligns with the meaning of "easily flowing," making it the correct answer.

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  • 12. 

    Arbiter

    • A.

      Inequality in age, rank, or degree; difference

    • B.

      Without decoration, strict

    • C.

      A judge

    • D.

      Verbal exchange; conversation

    Correct Answer
    C. A judge
    Explanation
    The word "arbiter" refers to a judge. This is evident from the fact that the other options do not match the definition of "arbiter". "Inequality in age, rank, or degree; difference" and "without decoration, strict" do not convey the meaning of a judge. Similarly, "verbal exchange; conversation" does not relate to the concept of a judge either. Therefore, the correct answer is "a judge".

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  • 13. 

    Biased

    • A.

      Submissive; like a servant

    • B.

      To be remorseful

    • C.

      A state of uncertainty

    • D.

      Prejudiced

    Correct Answer
    D. Prejudiced
    Explanation
    The word "biased" refers to having a prejudice or preconceived opinion about something or someone. It implies that one's judgment or decision-making may be influenced by personal beliefs or preferences, rather than being objective. Therefore, the correct answer "prejudiced" aligns with the definition of biased, as it denotes having a preconceived bias or unfair judgment towards a particular group or individual.

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  • 14. 

    Integrity

    • A.

      Quality of being average; of moderate to low quality

    • B.

      Logically connected

    • C.

      Commonplace; ordinary

    • D.

      Trustworthiness; completeness

    Correct Answer
    D. Trustworthiness; completeness
    Explanation
    The word "integrity" refers to the quality of being trustworthy and complete. It implies that someone or something is honest, reliable, and consistent in their actions or characteristics. This definition is in line with the meaning of "integrity" as the answer choice, as it captures the essence of trustworthiness and completeness.

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  • 15. 

    Substantiate

    • A.

      Treating in a condescending manner

    • B.

      To support with proof

    • C.

      Difficult to comprehend

    • D.

      To slow the progress of; to get in the way

    Correct Answer
    B. To support with proof
    Explanation
    The word "substantiate" means to support a claim or statement with evidence or proof. This means providing factual information or data to validate or confirm the truth or accuracy of something. It involves presenting evidence or arguments that establish the credibility or validity of a particular claim or assertion.

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  • 16. 

    Exculpate

    • A.

      To free from blame

    • B.

      Commonplace; ordinary

    • C.

      A declaration or statement

    • D.

      A state of uncertainty

    Correct Answer
    A. To free from blame
    Explanation
    The word "exculpate" means to free from blame. This means that if someone is exculpated, they are no longer held responsible or guilty for a particular action or wrongdoing.

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  • 17. 

    Objectivity

    • A.

      Not in favor of one side or the other

    • B.

      Verbal exchange; conversation

    • C.

      To support with proof

    • D.

      Not being influenced by personal feelings

    Correct Answer
    D. Not being influenced by personal feelings
    Explanation
    The term "objectivity" refers to the quality of not being influenced by personal feelings. This means that when someone is objective, they are able to approach a situation or topic without bias or favoritism towards one side or the other. They are able to evaluate information and make judgments based on facts and evidence, rather than their own emotions or opinions. Being objective is important in various fields such as journalism, science, and decision-making, as it allows for fair and impartial analysis.

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  • 18. 

    Vindicate

    • A.

      Easily understood; clear

    • B.

      Not being influenced by personal feelings

    • C.

      To free from blame

    • D.

      Lacking energy

    Correct Answer
    C. To free from blame
    Explanation
    The word "vindicate" means to free from blame. This means that when someone is vindicated, they are proven to be innocent or not guilty of a wrongdoing. It implies that the person's reputation or character is cleared and they are no longer held responsible for the alleged fault or mistake.

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  • 19. 

    Impartial

    • A.

      A declaration or statement

    • B.

      Feeling hatred; scornful

    • C.

      Indisputable; not open to question

    • D.

      Not in favor of one side or the other

    Correct Answer
    D. Not in favor of one side or the other
    Explanation
    The word "impartial" means not being in favor of one side or the other. It suggests that the person or entity is unbiased and does not show any preference or favoritism towards any particular side or party. They approach situations or decisions with fairness and objectivity, considering all perspectives equally.

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  • 20. 

    Penitent

    • A.

      Domineering; oppressively overbearing

    • B.

      Habitually late

    • C.

      To be remorseful

    • D.

      To slow the progress of; to get in the way

    Correct Answer
    C. To be remorseful
    Explanation
    The word "penitent" refers to someone who is remorseful. This means that they feel regret or guilt for something they have done. The other options provided in the question, such as "domineering," "habitually late," and "to slow the progress of," do not accurately define the word "penitent." Therefore, the correct answer is "to be remorseful."

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  • 21. 

    Condescending

    • A.

      Seemingly valid; possible

    • B.

      Inequality in age, rank, or degree; difference

    • C.

      Prejudiced

    • D.

      To treat as weak or inferior

    Correct Answer
    D. To treat as weak or inferior
    Explanation
    The word "condescending" means to treat someone as weak or inferior. It implies a sense of superiority and looking down on others.

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  • 22. 

    Incontrovertible

    • A.

      Easily understood; clear

    • B.

      Ability to speak vividly or persuasively

    • C.

      Indisputable; not open to question

    • D.

      Seemingly valid; possible

    Correct Answer
    C. Indisputable; not open to question
    Explanation
    The word "incontrovertible" means something that is indisputable and not open to question. This means that there is no doubt or debate about its truth or validity. It suggests that the evidence or facts supporting it are so clear and undeniable that it cannot be argued against.

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  • 23. 

    Plausible

    • A.

      Feeling hatred; scornful

    • B.

      Intended to instruct

    • C.

      Ability to speak vividly or persuasively

    • D.

      Possible

    Correct Answer
    D. Possible
    Explanation
    The word "plausible" means something that is possible or believable. It suggests that the given statement is likely to be true or valid.

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  • 24. 

    Contemptuous

    • A.

      Convincing, reasonable

    • B.

      Lazy

    • C.

      A declaration or statement

    • D.

      Feeling hatred; scornful

    Correct Answer
    D. Feeling hatred; scornful
    Explanation
    The word "contemptuous" refers to a feeling of hatred or scorn towards someone or something. It implies a strong sense of disdain or disrespect. Therefore, the correct answer is "feeling hatred; scornful."

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