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ACT Vocab Set 1

Vocabulary WordMeaning
meal times were SUBSERVIENT to the tides meal times were LESS IMPORTANT than the tides
the DISPOSAL of the troops the PLACEMENT of the troops
the moon is ALIGNED WITH earth and the SUN the moon is IN A LINE WITH earth and the SUN
AVID gardener ENTHUSIASTIC gardener
no QUALMS about trying new foods no UNEASINESS about trying new foods
to REAP crops to PICK crops
SOWING crops PLANTING crops
stories in which the past and present are INTERTWINED stories in which the past and present are WOVEN TOGETHER
COAXED the cat down from the tree TALKED the cat INTO coming down from the tree
JAUNTY atmosphere LIVELY atmosphere
powerful EMPIRE powerful GROUP OF COUNTRIES (OR BUSINESSES) UNDER ONE'S CONTROL
Christianity is NUMEROUSLY followed. Christianity is followed by A LARGE NUMBER (of people).
The protesters were few IN NUMBER The NUMBER of protesters was few.
REDUNDANT phrase REPETITIVE phrase
DESCENDANTS of German immigrants PEOPLE BORN FROM German immigrants
a leadership VACUUM ABSENCE OF leadership
a LIBERATING experience an experience INCREASING FREEDOM
to DISSOCIATE herself from her past to SEPARATE herself from her past
SHOPWORN story story TOLD TOO OFTEN
political POLARITY political DIVISION BETWEEN TWO SIDES
most REVERED poets in the world most ADORED poets in the world
rescue from OBSCURITY rescue from BEING UNKNOWN
PAINSTAKINGLY created created WITH GREAT CARE AND EFFORT
ILLEGIBLE handwriting UNREADABLE handwriting
CELEBRATED author FAMOUS author
STINGY with money HATES TO SPEND money
DISCIPLES of Christ FOLLOWERS of Christ
CANON of American poetry BEST REGARDED OF ALL-TIME American poetry
ESPOUSE a cause SUPPORT a cause
PATRIARCHAL society society IN WHICH MEN HOLD ALL/MOST POWER
Southern CULTURE Southern SET OF SHARED VIEWS AND BEHAVIOR
to PROPAGATE violence to SPREAD violence
TO TAKE someone DOWN A PEG TO LOWER THE OPINION HELD OF someone
the DISCERNMENT to know when someone is quietly upset the PERCEPTIVENESS to know when someone is quietly upset
ZEAL for studying computer science PASSION for studying computer science
courtesy has undergone a DEVALUATION courtesy has undergone a REDUCTION IN IMPORTANCE
AT ODDS WITH the experts' views IN DISAGREEMENT WITH the experts' views
environment in which artists FLOURISH environment in which artists DO VERY WELL
TRANSCRIBED her poems MADE A WRITTEN COPY OF her poems
DISTINGUISHES between two choices SEES THE DIFFERENCE between two choices
a plan the leader ENDORSES a plan the leader OPENLY APPROVES
the OEUVRE of some artists the ENTIRE OUTPUT of some artists
ENGAGING ideas APPEALING ideas
PARAPHRASES the sentence PUTS the sentence IN HIS OWN WORDS
morally REPREHENSIBLE morally OFFENSIVE
modern AGE modern TIMES
broaden their HORIZONS broaden their PROSPECTS FOR THE FUTURE
MILLING AROUND that corner HANGING OUT AROUND that corner
ZERO IN ON the kid who had a real problem FOCUS ON the kid who had a real problem
an OFFHAND remark a CASUAL remark WITH LITTLE THOUGHT
Created by: jeffbeller
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