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Essential SAT and ACT Vocabulary Lesson 1


Essential SAT and ACT Vocabulary Lesson 1

1.                Abate   يخفف من شيء، يخمد
v. to become less active, less intense, or less in amount
As I began my speech, my feelings of nervousness quickly abated.
2.              Abstract مجرد، تجريدي, غير عَملي، نظري
adj. existing purely in the mind; not representing actual reality
Julie had trouble understanding the appeal of the abstract painting.
3.              Abysmal فظيع
adj. extremely bad
I got an abysmal grade on my research paper!
4.             Accordingly بناءً على ذلك طبقًا لذلك،
adv. in accordance with
All students must behave accordingly.
5.              Acquisition اقتناء حصول على, تعلُّم
n. the act of gaining a skill or possession of something
Language acquisition is easier for kids than it is for adults.
6.              Adapt يتأقلم، يتكيّف, يعدّل
v. to make suit a new purpose
v. to accommodate oneself to a new condition, setting, or situation
The US has adapted many foreign foods to better suit the tastes of Americans.
Dogs are known for their ability to quickly adapt to their environments.
7.               Adept ماهر في شيء, خبير
adj. having knowledge or skill (usu. in a particular area)
Beth loves playing the piano, but she’s especially adept at the violin.
8.             Adequate جيّد، مقبول, كافٍ
adj. having sufficient qualifications to meet a specific task or purpose
Though his resume was adequate, the company doubted whether he’d be a good fit.
9.              Advent وصول، مجيء، حلول
n. the arrival or creation of something (usu. historic)
The world has never been the same since the advent of the light bulb.
10.        Adversarial معاد، مخاصم، منازع، معارض
adj. relating to hostile opposition
An adversarial attitude will make you many enemies in life.

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