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Essential SAT and ACT Vocabulary Lesson 2

Essential SAT & ACT Vocabulary Lesson 2

1.                Advocate يؤيد
n. someone who promotes or defends something
v. to defend or promote something (usu. a belief, theory, opinion, etc.)
I am an advocate for free higher education.
Environmental protesters often advocate for cleaner energy practices.
2.              Aesthetic جماليّ، حسيّ
adj. relating to beauty or refined taste
The aesthetic decorations at the wedding reception made you feel as if you were a character in a fairy tale.
3.              Afford يقدر على شراء شيء, يستغني عن شيء
v. to be able to buy
v. to be able to spare
He’s saving money so he can afford to buy a new car.
I can’t afford to lose any more pencils!
4.             Agitate يتحرّك لتحقيق شيء
v. to promote something (usu. a cause)
They’re agitating for better health care.
5.              Allow يسمح بشيء
v. to permit or consent to
US law allows citizens to speak freely.
6.              Allude يشير الى؛ يلمح
v. to make a secretive mention of something
She alluded to the problem at hand but didn’t say anything more about it.
7.               Altercationشجار / نزاع
n. a noisy argument or confrontation
Greg got into an altercation with a stranger at the bar.
8.             Ambiguous غامض، مبهم
adj. unclear or vague in meaning
Her ambiguous statement made me question whether she could be trusted.


9.              Ambitious طَموح


adj. having a powerful desire for success or achievement


Penny is so ambitious; she wants to be president someday.
10.        Ambivalence  تقلّب , تردّد
n. the state of being uncertain or stuck between two or more options
His ambivalence prevented him from immediately signing the contract.

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