Presentation on theme: "SAT Hot Words Unit 2 Test Review. Mark C if the word is used correctly or I if it is used incorrectly 1. The crooked cop had clandestine arrangements."— Presentation transcript:
Mark C if the word is used correctly or I if it is used incorrectly 1. The crooked cop had clandestine arrangements with many businesses who would pay him for his silence. 2. Our mayor hoped that the decadence of Los Angeles was something we could duplicate. 3. Orange County was surprised by the clemency of the weather after fourteen days of constant rain. 4. Bob was completely devoid of feeling after his wife cheated on him for the seventh time. 5. There was a dearth of ticket buyers so the stadium cut prices in half.
Choose the letter of the best word to complete each sentence. 6. After losing the championship game, Mary’s friends ______(ed) with her and bought her a pint of ice cream to cheer her up. a. condone b. catharsis c. commiserate d. coalesce 7. His _____ behavior got him kicked out of class and sent to the principal’s office. a. concise b. disposition c. diatribe d. crass 8. Joe was _______ when he found out about Hurricane Katrina. a. disparity b. distraught c. dismantle d. diminution
Choose the letter of the best word to complete each sentence 9. Alyssa was very _______ as she picked out her first car. She wanted something attractive with good gas mileage. a. devoidb. discerning c. crypticd. blithe 10. My crazy aunt Martha believes she is ______ and tries to read my palm at every family reunion. a. chronicb. copiousc. clairvoyant d. didactic
Fill in the blank with one of the words below: denunciationdeflateconcisedespot deferencecomposurecursorydesecrate 11. My teacher only gave my essay a _____ review and then marked an F on it without even finishing it! 12. After his girlfriend broke up with him, Jacob kept his ______ long enough to walk away before bursting into tears.
Fill in the blank with one of the words below: denunciationdeflateconcisedespot deferencecomposurecursorydesecrate 13. The new principal sent an e-mail in _______ of the dress code policy, offering everyone the ability to dress however they like from now on. 14. Out of _______ to my parents, my boyfriend asked my father’s permission to marry me before he proposed. 15. In order to ____ her ego, Snooki needs to look in the mirror and see what is really there.
Fill in the blank with one of the words below: criterioncolloquialdidacticchastise diffusedeterdismantlediatribe 16. The NYPD _________(d) the bomb before it could detonate. 17. After the bad call, our coach went off on a _______ that got him kicked out of the game. 18. Mark Twain uses _____ language in his novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
Fill in the blank with one of the words below: criterioncolloquialdidacticchastise diffusedeterdismantlediatribe 19. Nothing could _____ me from going to Las Vegas, not even the threat of financial ruin. 20. When he broke curfew, Mike’s mother ______(d) him for being disrespectful.