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Essential SAT and ACT Vocabulary Lesson 5

Essential SAT and ACT Vocabulary Lesson 5

1.                Boost زيادة , يزود  
n. an increase or growth
v. to increase or make grow
The boost in profits was a welcome change.
In order to boost profits, you need to cater to your customers.
2.              Brawl يتعارك، يتشاجر  عراك، شجار
n. an intense, loud fight
v. to fight loudly and disruptively
A brawl broke out at school today after one student accused another of cheating.
The two students brawled for an hour.
3.              Brevity اختصار قلّة الكلام
n. the quality of being brief or terse
The brevity of their time together made it all the more romantic.
4.             Candid صريح , عفويّ
adj. direct, blunt
Josh is candid about his desire to become an actor.
5.              Candor طهارة، براءة إخلاص
n. the trait of being honest and frank
I admire her candor, especially when nobody else bothers to speak up.
6.              Capitalize يستفيد من شيء، يستغل شيئًا
v. to use to your advantage
I’d like to capitalize on your math skills by having your work the cash register.
7.               Capture يقبض على شيء/شخص , يلتقط صورة لشيء، يلتقط صورة شيء
v. to trap or take possession of
v. to successfully represent or imitate
v. to captivate, mesmerize
v. to catch or seize
The spy was captured by the enemy.
Your painting beautifully captures the ephemerality of life.
I was captured by her beauty.
The cops captured the criminal three days after the incident.
8.             Civic مدني
adj. relating to the city or citizens
Voting is a civic duty.
9.              Clinical جافّ
adj. emotionally unattached (usu. used in medical or scientific setting)
Her clinical approach to situations allows her to handle them more effectively.
10.        Clout  صفعة سَيْطَرة ؛ نُفُوذ
n. special advantage or power
Children of rich and famous people often believe they have a lot of clout.

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