SAT Vocabulary Test A #4

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  • 1. 

    A condensed form as of a book or play.

    • A.

      Abridgement

    • B.

      Absolve

    • C.

      Abstruse

    Correct Answer
    A. Abridgement
    Explanation
    An abridgement refers to a shortened or condensed version of a book or play. It is a concise representation that captures the main ideas and key elements of the original work. This term is commonly used to describe a summarized version that is easier to read or understand, making it a suitable answer for the given definition.

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  • 2. 

    To abolish, repeal.  

    • A.

      Abrupt

    • B.

      Absolution

    • C.

      Abrogate

    Correct Answer
    C. Abrogate
    Explanation
    Abrogate means to abolish or repeal something, usually a law or agreement. It implies the act of officially ending or nullifying a rule or regulation. In this context, the word "abrogate" is the best fit as it aligns with the meaning of "to abolish or repeal". "Abrupt" means sudden or unexpected, while "absolution" refers to the act of forgiving or pardoning. Therefore, "abrogate" is the correct answer.

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  • 3. 

    Beginning, ending, or changing suddenly or with a break

    • A.

      Abrupt

    • B.

      Abstinence

    • C.

      Abscess

    Correct Answer
    A. Abrupt
    Explanation
    The word "abrupt" means something that starts, ends, or changes suddenly or with a break. It implies a lack of smoothness or gradual transition. The other options, "abstinence" refers to the act of voluntarily refraining from something, typically alcohol or drugs, while "abscess" is a localized collection of pus in a body tissue. Therefore, "abrupt" is the only word that fits the given definition.

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  • 4. 

    A Collection of pus in a cavity formed within some tissue of the body.  

    • A.

      Abstemious

    • B.

      Abscess

    • C.

      Academic

    Correct Answer
    B. Abscess
    Explanation
    An abscess is a collection of pus that forms within a cavity in the body's tissue. Pus is a thick, yellowish fluid that contains dead white blood cells, bacteria, and tissue debris. Abscesses can occur in various parts of the body and are typically caused by bacterial infections. They can be painful, swollen, and filled with pus. Treatment for an abscess usually involves draining the pus and taking antibiotics to clear the infection.

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  • 5. 

    The act of cutting off, as in a surgical operation.  

    • A.

      Abscission

    • B.

      Absurd

    • C.

      Abyss

    Correct Answer
    A. Abscission
    Explanation
    Abscission refers to the act of cutting off, typically in the context of a surgical operation. It is a term commonly used in medical and surgical fields to describe the removal or separation of a body part or tissue. The other options, absurd and abyss, do not have any direct relation to the act of cutting off, making abscission the correct answer.

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  • 6. 

    To depart suddenly and secretly, as for the purpose of escaping arrest.

    • A.

      Absond

    • B.

      Abut

    • C.

      Abusive

    Correct Answer
    A. Absond
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "absond." "Absond" means to depart suddenly and secretly, usually to escape arrest or avoid detection. It implies a quick and covert escape from a particular situation or place.

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  • 7. 

    The fact of not being present or available. 

    • A.

      Abundant

    • B.

      Aboveboard

    • C.

      Abscence

    Correct Answer
    C. Abscence
    Explanation
    The word "abscence" is the correct answer because it accurately defines the given statement, which is the fact of not being present or available. "Abundant" means plentiful or in large quantities, and "aboveboard" means honest or open. Therefore, neither of these options align with the definition provided.

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  • 8. 

    Lacking in attention to immediate surroundings or business. 

    • A.

      Absent-minded

    • B.

      Absorption

    • C.

      Abstain

    Correct Answer
    A. Absent-minded
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "absent-minded" because it refers to someone who is not paying attention to their immediate surroundings or tasks at hand. They may be forgetful or easily distracted, leading to a lack of focus on their current situation or responsibilities.

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  • 9. 

    Forgiveness, or passing over of offenses

    • A.

      Abridge

    • B.

      Absolution

    • C.

      Abscess

    Correct Answer
    B. Absolution
    Explanation
    Absolution refers to the act of forgiving or pardoning someone for their offenses or sins. It is a religious term often associated with the absolving of sins through a formal declaration of forgiveness by a religious authority, such as a priest or clergy member. In a broader sense, absolution can also refer to any act of forgiveness or pardon, regardless of religious context. Therefore, the correct answer is absolution.

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  • 10. 

    To free from sin or its penalties.

    • A.

      Absolve

    • B.

      Abstinence

    • C.

      Abrasion

    Correct Answer
    A. Absolve
    Explanation
    Absolve means to free someone from sin or its penalties. This word is often used in a religious context, where it refers to the act of forgiving someone's sins and granting them redemption. It implies a release from guilt or punishment, allowing the person to start anew without the burden of past wrongdoings. In a broader sense, absolve can also mean to declare someone innocent or to relieve them of any responsibility or blame for a certain action or situation.

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