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Essential SAT and ACT Vocabulary Lesson 23

Essential SAT and ACT Vocabulary Lesson 23

1.                Sinister مخيف , منذر بالشر
adj. ominous, evil
Medieval peasants believed sinister demons could harm humans.
2.              Solidarity تضامن، تكافل
n. the joining of commonalities or common purposes among a group
I stood in solidarity with other female students by refusing to wear the school’s sexist uniform.
3.              Sparingly بكمية قليلة
adv. insufficiently, meagerly, or in a restricted manner
Due to my condition, I must eat salt sparingly.
4.             Spawn يبيض
v. to release eggs
v. to call forth or generate
Frogs typically spawn in ponds.
The topic spawned an ongoing debate among his family members.
5.              Spur يحَفَز 
v. to stimulate or incite
Her bravery spurred others to act.
6.              Squalid قذر، وَسِخ
adj. run-down, sordid, or sleazy
The squalid cabin needed a new roof and an exterminator.
7.               Stark مقفر، موحش
adj. very plain; devoid of any details or features
Looking out at the stark landscape, I felt a keen sense of isolation.
8.             Static جامد، لا يتغيّر
adj. motionless
adj. changeless
The ball is static.
Her life has been static for the past three years.
9.              Subordinate مرؤوس، تابع، أدنى رتبة , أقل أهمية
adj. lower in rank
n. someone lower in rank
v. to make dependent on or put at a lower rank
The subordinate officers work every day.
My subordinate will check you in.
You aren’t my boss—you can’t subordinate me to the role of receptionist!
10.        Subsequently بالتالي
adv. happening later or after something
I subsequently went home.

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