SAT Vocab Review Quiz

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SAT Vocabulary Quizzes & Trivia

This is a quiz that focuses on specific vocab words. There are a total of twenty vocab words in this quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Grumbling; grumpy

    • A.

      Engender

    • B.

      Brawn

    • C.

      Tout

    • D.

      Querulous

    • E.

      Enhance

    Correct Answer
    D. Querulous
    Explanation
    The word "querulous" means to be complaining or expressing dissatisfaction in a whiny or irritable manner. It is a synonym for "grumbling" and "grumpy". The other options, "engender", "brawn", and "tout", do not have the same meaning as "querulous". "Enhance" means to improve or make something better, which is not related to being grumbling or grumpy. Therefore, the correct answer is "querulous".

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  • 2. 

    Extreme wickedness

    • A.

      Vernacular

    • B.

      Kindle

    • C.

      Tout

    • D.

      Obscure

    • E.

      Nefarious

    Correct Answer
    E. Nefarious
    Explanation
    The word "nefarious" means extreme wickedness or evil. It is often used to describe actions or behavior that is morally wrong or criminal in nature. It implies a level of depravity or malicious intent. The other words in the list - vernacular, kindle, tout, and obscure - do not have the same meaning as nefarious and are not synonymous with extreme wickedness. Therefore, the correct answer is nefarious.

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  • 3. 

    To publicly brag

    • A.

      Tout

    • B.

      Hinder

    • C.

      Efface

    • D.

      Obliterate

    • E.

      Hiatus

    Correct Answer
    A. Tout
    Explanation
    The word "tout" means to publicly brag or promote something or someone. It implies boasting or showing off about one's achievements or qualities. The other options, hinder, efface, obliterate, and hiatus, do not have the same meaning as "tout" and are unrelated to the concept of publicly bragging.

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  • 4. 

    To erase; to cause

    • A.

      Glutton

    • B.

      Efface

    • C.

      Delineate

    • D.

      Copious

    • E.

      Quell

    Correct Answer
    B. Efface
    Explanation
    Efface means to erase or cause something to disappear. In the context of the given question, the word "efface" is the correct answer because it aligns with the meaning of "to erase" or "to cause something to disappear". The other options, such as glutton, delineate, copious, and quell, do not convey the same meaning and are therefore incorrect.

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  • 5. 

    To slow or impede the progress of....

    • A.

      Quell

    • B.

      Artisan

    • C.

      Extol

    • D.

      Brawn

    • E.

      Hinder

    Correct Answer
    E. Hinder
    Explanation
    The word "hinder" means to slow down or impede the progress of something or someone. It suggests that there is an obstacle or difficulty that is preventing smooth or fast progress.

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  • 6. 

    Someone who consumes too much food or drink

    • A.

      Extol

    • B.

      Delineate

    • C.

      Vernacular

    • D.

      Glutton

    • E.

      Kindle

    Correct Answer
    D. Glutton
    Explanation
    A glutton is someone who consumes too much food or drink. This person has an excessive and uncontrolled appetite, often overeating or indulging in large quantities of food. The term "glutton" is used to describe someone who lacks self-control when it comes to eating, and may be seen as someone who overindulges in a way that is unhealthy or excessive.

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  • 7. 

    A person who is skillful with his/her hands

    • A.

      Brawn

    • B.

      Pugnacious

    • C.

      Engender

    • D.

      Efface

    • E.

      Artisan

    Correct Answer
    E. Artisan
    Explanation
    An artisan is a skilled person who is adept at working with their hands to create or produce high-quality and intricate craftsmanship. They possess the expertise and experience to create beautiful and unique pieces of art or craft. This term specifically refers to individuals who excel in manual skills and have honed their abilities through practice and dedication.

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  • 8. 

    Everyday speech; slang

    • A.

      Vernacular

    • B.

      Hiatus

    • C.

      Extol

    • D.

      Pugnacious

    • E.

      Tout

    Correct Answer
    A. Vernacular
    Explanation
    The correct answer is vernacular. Vernacular refers to the everyday language or informal speech used by a particular group of people. It is often associated with slang and colloquial expressions that are not typically found in formal writing or standard language. This term is used to describe the common language used in a specific region or community, reflecting their cultural and social identity.

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  • 9. 

    To praise highly

    • A.

      Quell

    • B.

      Delineate

    • C.

      Brawn

    • D.

      Extol

    • E.

      Hinder

    Correct Answer
    D. Extol
    Explanation
    The word "extol" means to praise someone or something highly. This word is the best fit for the given question as it aligns perfectly with the phrase "to praise highly". "Quell" means to suppress or calm, "delineate" means to describe or outline, "brawn" refers to physical strength, and "hinder" means to obstruct or impede. None of these words convey the meaning of praising highly, making "extol" the correct answer.

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  • 10. 

    A break or vacation

    • A.

      Pugnacious

    • B.

      Extol

    • C.

      Hinder

    • D.

      Hiatus

    • E.

      Querulous

    Correct Answer
    D. Hiatus
    Explanation
    Hiatus refers to a break or vacation, which aligns with the given options. Pugnacious means aggressive or combative, extol means to praise highly, hinder means to obstruct or impede, and querulous means complaining or whining. However, hiatus is the only word that directly relates to a break or vacation.

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  • 11. 

    To start a fire; ignite; arouse

    • A.

      Kindle

    • B.

      Tout

    • C.

      Brawn

    • D.

      Efface

    • E.

      Obscure

    Correct Answer
    A. Kindle
    Explanation
    The word "kindle" means to start a fire, ignite, or arouse. It is often used metaphorically to describe the act of sparking or igniting something, such as an emotion or a passion. In this context, "kindle" is the correct answer because it best aligns with the given definition. The other options, "tout," "brawn," "efface," and "obscure," do not have the same meaning or association with starting a fire or igniting something.

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  • 12. 

    Dark; unknown; hard to understand

    • A.

      Tout

    • B.

      Nefarious

    • C.

      Copious

    • D.

      Obscure

    • E.

      Extol

    Correct Answer
    D. Obscure
    Explanation
    The word "obscure" means dark, unknown, or hard to understand. It is the best fit for the given description because it aligns with the meanings of the other words provided. "Tout" means to promote or praise, "nefarious" means wicked or evil, "copious" means abundant or plentiful, and "extol" means to praise highly. None of these words convey the idea of something being dark, unknown, or hard to understand like "obscure" does. Therefore, "obscure" is the correct answer.

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  • 13. 

    To calm, pacify

    • A.

      Glutton

    • B.

      Vernacular

    • C.

      Delineate

    • D.

      Obliterate

    • E.

      Quell

    Correct Answer
    E. Quell
    Explanation
    The word "quell" means to calm or pacify. It implies the act of suppressing or extinguishing something, such as an emotion, a rebellion, or a disturbance. It suggests bringing about a state of peace or tranquility by overpowering or subduing any opposing force or agitation.

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  • 14. 

    To describe accurately

    • A.

      Delineate

    • B.

      Enhance

    • C.

      Hiatus

    • D.

      Obscure

    • E.

      Kindle

    Correct Answer
    A. Delineate
    Explanation
    Delineate means to describe or portray something accurately and precisely. It involves providing a clear and detailed account or representation of a concept, idea, or object. This word suggests the act of outlining or defining something with clarity and precision, ensuring that all important details are included. It implies a thorough and comprehensive description, enhancing the understanding and comprehension of the subject being delineated.

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  • 15. 

    Abundant, plentiful

    • A.

      Artisan

    • B.

      Engender

    • C.

      Copious

    • D.

      Kindle

    • E.

      Efface

    Correct Answer
    C. Copious
    Explanation
    Copious means abundant or plentiful. It is used to describe a large amount or quantity of something. In this context, the word "copious" is synonymous with "abundant" and "plentiful". Therefore, the correct answer is copious.

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  • 16. 

    Muscular strength

    • A.

      Tout

    • B.

      Efface

    • C.

      Extol

    • D.

      Hinder

    • E.

      Brawn

    Correct Answer
    E. Brawn
    Explanation
    The word "brawn" refers to physical strength and muscular power. It is synonymous with "muscular strength." Therefore, "brawn" is the correct answer.

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