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Essential SAT and ACT Vocabulary Lesson 8

Essential SAT and ACT Vocabulary Lesson 8

1.                Conventional تَقْلِيدِيّ ,  متعارف عليه
adj. abiding by accepted standards
She lives a conventional life in the suburbs.
2.              Convey ينقل
v. to pass on or transfer (information)
I have trouble conveying my thoughts in French.
3.              Conviction ثقة ,  إِيقان ,   إعْتِقَاد  , إقْتِناع
n. a firm belief in something
Her religious convictions prevent her from eating meat.
4.             Corroborate يؤكد، يثبّت، يؤيد
v. to provide evidence for; to back up (a claim)
The note signed by her father corroborates her claim that she was absent from class that day.
5.              Counteract يقاوم، يبطل
v. to work in opposition to
This ingredient seems to counteract the other ones.
6.              Counterargument جدل مضاد
n. an argument used to criticize or dismantle another argument
Make sure to include a counterargument in your essay so that you can show you’ve considered the topic from all perspectives.
7.               Counterproductive يُحدِث نتيجة ضارّة ,  ضد المُراد
adj. hindering the achievement of a goal
Bill’s idea to take a shortcut was ultimately counterproductive: it took us twice as long to get to the train station.
8.             Culmination ذروة , رأس، قمة
n. the final act or climax
The culmination of the performance was unforgettable.
9.              Cultivate يزرع , يُنَمِّي
v. to foster the growth of
Teachers don’t just pass on new information to students—they cultivate their academic potential.
10.        Decree يصدر مرسوم
v. to declare formally and with authority
The president decreed that Halloween would henceforth be a national holiday.

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