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Essential SAT and ACT Vocabulary Lesson 4

Essential SAT and ACT Vocabulary Lesson 4

1.                Austere شديد ,بئيس ,جدّي
adj. extremely plain
adj. stern and forbidding
adj. relating to self-denial
He lived in a small, austere cabin in the middle of the woods.
My boss had an austere expression on her face.
An austere lifestyle, like that of monks, isn’t for everybody.
2.              Authenticity كونه أصليًا
n. the quality of being real and true instead of fake and contrived
The police officer doubted the authenticity of the suspect’s story.
3.              Avenue أسلوب، وسيلة جادّة,
n. an intangible path or approach to something
The company has decided to pursue other avenues.
4.             Avid نهم، متحمّس
adj. actively interested in or enthusiastic about something
Gerald is an avid soccer fan.
5.              Basic أساسي، مبدئي
adj. relating to the foundation or basis of something
You have to start with basic Russian before you can move on to the advanced level.
6.              Bear يتحمل , يلد , يصمد أمام شيء، يثبت عند شيء , يثمر
v. to have as a characteristic
v. to have (a child)
v. to bring forth
v. to put up with
She bears a strong resemblance to your mother.
Judy will bear her first child last year.
My garden is going to bear pumpkins this year.
I can’t bear her complaining any longer!
7.               Benevolent خيريّ, لطيف
adj. kind, generous
Many cultures believe in benevolent spirits.
8.             Bias انحياز لشخص/لشيء
n. a preconception that prevents objectivity
It’s important to avoid bias when investigating a crime.
9.              Bittersweet مُتْعَة مَمْزُوجَة بِأَلَم
adj. tinged with a feeling of sadness
The ending of the romance movie was bittersweet.
10.        Bolster يدعم، يناصر
v. to support, strengthen, or fortify
If we work together, we should be able to lift and then bolster the couch.

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