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SAT Word Families

groups of words on the SAT that help with the Comprehensive Reading section.

QuestionAnswer
accolade, adulation, command, eulogize, exalt, extol, laud, lionize, plaudit, revere PRAISE
chastigate, chastise, deride, derisive, derogate, diatribe, harangue, lambaste, oppung, pillory, rebuke, remonstrate CRITICISM
allay, alleviate, anodyne, assuage, liniment, mitigate, mollify, pacify, palliate, placate SOOTHE
adversarial, bellicose, belligerent, fractious, irascible, obstraperous, pugnacious, quibble ARGUMENTATIVE
acumen, adept, adroit, agile, astute, cogent, deft, dexterous, erudite, literate, lithe, lucidity, sagacious, trenchant ABILITY/INTELLIGENCE
buffoon, dolt, dupe, fatuous, imbecile, insane, insipid, obtuse, simpleton, vacuous, vapid STUPID
affected, aloof, bombastic, grandiloquent, grandiose, malioquent, mannered, ostentatous, pontificate, supercilious HAUGHTY
altruistic, beneficient, benevolent, bestow, largess, liberal, magnanimous, munificient, philanthropic KIND
indolent, lackadaisical, laggard, languid, lassitude, lethargic, listless, phelgmatic, sluggard, somnolent, torpid LAZY
abhor, anathema, animosity, antipathy, aversion, contentious, deplore, odious, rancor HOSTILITY
Created by: breelaine3 on 2009-09-09



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