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Essential SAT and ACT Vocabulary Lesson 19

Essential SAT and ACT Vocabulary Lesson 19

1.                Pitiable جدير بالشفقة، يُرثى له
adj. deserving pity
The frail-looking dog was pitiable, so I gave it some food and took it inside to care for it.
2.              Plausible معقول، قابل للتصديق
adj. reasonable and possibly true
Her story is plausible, but that doesn’t mean she’s telling the truth.
3.              Postulate يفترض، يطرح مبدأ كمصدر، بفرض جدلاً
v. to assert
The literary critic postulates that romanticism and naturalism are actually interconnected.
4.             Potent قويّ، فعّال
adj. having great influence
adj. having a strong, chemical effect
The bald eagle is a potent symbol of the US.
The potion was definitely potent—it healed my wounds immediately!
5.              Pragmatic شخص عملي
adj. practical, useful
It’s not necessarily more pragmatic to study engineering than it is to study philosophy.
6.              Precedent متقدّم، سابق، سالف , سابقة
n. an example or subject from earlier in time
This change in law is without historical precedent.
7.               Predecessor سابق، سالف
n.  someone who comes before you (usu. in position or office)
My predecessor gave me many tips for running the office.
8.             Prescribe كتب شيئًا كوصفة طبية لشخص، يصف شيئًا لشخص ,  ينصّ على شيء
v. to command orders
v. to issue authorization for medications
The directions for our essay prescribe a length of at least ten pages.
A doctor must prescribe you this medication before you can begin taking it.
9.              Principle مبدأ
n. basic truth, assumption, or rule
Remember the universal principle: treat others as you want them to treat you.
10.        Prohibit يحظر , يمنع شخصًا من شيء
v. to command against, to outlaw
Alcohol was prohibited in the US in the 1920s.

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