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Essential SAT and ACT Vocabulary Lesson 16

Essential SAT and ACT Vocabulary Lesson 16

1.                Insatiable نهم، أكول، لا يشبع، شره
adj. can’t be satisfied
A vampire’s thirst for blood is said to be insatiable.
2.              Inversion قلب، إدارة رأسًا على عقب
n. a reversal
The culture’s norms were an inversion of our own.
3.              Invoke يستدعي، يستحضر
v. to call on; to appeal to (e.g., a higher power)
The shaman attempted to invoke a demon.
4.             Irreconcilable متعذر إرضاؤه, لا يقبل المساومة , متضارب, متنافر
adj. incapable of being in harmony or agreed upon
The couple’s differences were ultimately irreconcilable, giving them no choice but to break up.
5.              Lament ينوح على شخص , يحزن لشيء
v. to feel sorrow for; to mourn
Susan lamented her missed chance at going to Europe with her high school class.
6.              Locomotion تحرك، تنقل
n. movement
Physics involves the study of locomotion.
7.               Lucrative مربح
adj. capable of making a lot of money; profitable
Writing books isn’t a particularly lucrative career, unless you’re J.K. Rowling.
8.             Malicious مؤذٍ، خبيث
adj. harmful, spiteful
The malicious spirit drove out the inhabitants from their home.
9.              Malleable طيّع، قابل للتكيف
adj. capable of being molded or changed
Children’s minds are malleable but only for so long.
10.        Materialistic مادي
adj. superficial; focus on material possessions
Many people accuse Americans of being materialistic.

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