SAT Vocabulary Test A #5

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  • 1. 

    To drink in or suck up, as a sponge absorbs water.  

    • A.

      Absorb

    • B.

      Abyss

    • C.

      Academic

    Correct Answer
    A. Absorb
    Explanation
    The word "absorb" means to drink in or suck up, similar to how a sponge absorbs water. It implies the process of taking in or soaking up something completely, whether it is a liquid, information, or an experience.

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  • 2. 

    The act or process of absorbing

    • A.

      Academician

    • B.

      Absurd

    • C.

      Absorption

    Correct Answer
    C. Absorption
    Explanation
    Absorption refers to the act or process of absorbing. It can be understood as the assimilation or uptake of something, usually in the context of a substance or energy being taken in by a material or organism. This could involve the absorption of nutrients by cells, the absorption of light by a pigment, or the absorption of sound by a material. In the given list of words, "absorption" is the only term that directly relates to the concept of absorbing.

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  • 3. 

    To keep oneself back (from doing or using something)

    • A.

      Abstinence

    • B.

      Abut

    • C.

      Abstain

    Correct Answer
    C. Abstain
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "abstain". To keep oneself back from doing or using something means to refrain or hold oneself back from engaging in a particular action or using a certain thing. "Abstain" perfectly fits this definition as it means to voluntarily refrain or choose not to do something, especially something enjoyable or desired. Therefore, "abstain" is the most suitable word choice in this context.

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  • 4. 

    Characterized by self denial or abstinence, as in the use of drink, food.

    • A.

      Abstruse

    • B.

      Abstemious

    • C.

      Accede

    Correct Answer
    B. Abstemious
    Explanation
    The word "abstemious" means characterized by self-denial or abstinence, particularly in the use of drink or food. This suggests that someone who is abstemious is able to control their desires and refrain from indulging in excessive consumption. This term is often used to describe individuals who have a disciplined approach to their diet or who avoid alcohol altogether. The other options, "abstruse" and "accede," do not relate to self-denial or abstinence, making "abstemious" the correct answer.

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  • 5. 

    Self denial.

    • A.

      Abstinence

    • B.

      Accelerate

    • C.

      Access

    Correct Answer
    A. Abstinence
    Explanation
    Abstinence refers to the act of voluntarily refraining from indulging in certain actions or pleasures, usually related to vices or excessive behaviors. It involves self-control and the conscious decision to avoid something, such as alcohol, drugs, or unhealthy habits. In the context of the given options, abstinence is the most closely related term to "self denial," as both involve the act of consciously restraining oneself from something. "Accelerate" means to increase speed, while "access" refers to the ability to obtain or enter something.

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  • 6. 

    Dealing with matters difficult to be understood.

    • A.

      Academic

    • B.

      Abstruse

    • C.

      Accompanist

    Correct Answer
    B. Abstruse
    Explanation
    The word "abstruse" means difficult to understand or comprehend. It is often used to describe complex or obscure concepts that are not easily grasped. In the context of the given question, "dealing with matters difficult to be understood," the most appropriate word is "abstruse." This word accurately conveys the idea of handling or addressing things that are hard to comprehend or comprehend.

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  • 7. 

    Inconsistent with reason or common sense

    • A.

      Absurd

    • B.

      Abusive

    • C.

      Accompany

    Correct Answer
    A. Absurd
    Explanation
    The word "absurd" means something that is inconsistent with reason or common sense. It refers to something that is illogical, ridiculous, or nonsensical. In the given options, "absurd" is the only word that aligns with this definition. "Abusive" means harmful or offensive, and "accompany" means to go along with or be present with, but neither of these words convey the meaning of being inconsistent with reason or common sense.

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  • 8. 

    Plentiful. 

    • A.

      Abundant

    • B.

      Abusive

    • C.

      Acommodate

    Correct Answer
    A. Abundant
    Explanation
    The word "plentiful" means having a large amount or quantity. The word "abundant" also means having a large amount or quantity. Therefore, "abundant" is the correct answer as it is a synonym of "plentiful". The words "abusive" and "accommodate" do not have the same meaning as "plentiful" and are therefore incorrect.

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  • 9. 

    Employing harsh words or ill treatment. 

    • A.

      Abut

    • B.

      Abusive

    • C.

      Accomplice

    Correct Answer
    B. Abusive
    Explanation
    The word "abusive" refers to the act of employing harsh words or ill treatment towards someone. It is often used to describe behavior that is verbally or physically harmful, disrespectful, or offensive. In this context, "abusive" is the correct answer because it best fits the given definition. The other options, "abut" and "accomplice," do not relate to the concept of employing harsh words or ill treatment.

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  • 10. 

    To touch at the end or boundary line.  

    • A.

      Accession

    • B.

      Accede

    • C.

      Abut

    Correct Answer
    C. Abut
    Explanation
    Abut means to touch or adjoin something at the end or boundary line. It implies that two objects or surfaces are in direct contact with each other, without any space in between. In this context, abut is the correct answer because it accurately describes the action of touching at the end or boundary line.

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