1.1: Get to the Point! Flashcards Preview

SAT Vocabulary > 1.1: Get to the Point! > Flashcards

Flashcards in 1.1: Get to the Point! Deck (12):
1

Ricky try to be more CONCISE in this paper; the assignment was for a three paged paper; yours was 106 pages.

brief and to the point
( con- + cis)/( altogether + cut)
C

2

I've known Lucy for ten years, but she's so LACONIC that I hardly know anything about her past.

disposed to using few words
( Latin term for Spartans, who spoke little)
L

3

Because commercial time during the Super Bowl runs over $3 million per minute it's good to be SUCCINCT.

spoken or written in a clear and precise manner
S

4

My girlfriend tends to be BRUSQUE when she's mad; she just tells me to talk to the hand.

rudely abrupt
B

5

The dictionary was 1400 pages long before it was ABRIDGED by the publishers to 850 pages.

to shorten a written text
A

6

Speeches at the Academy Awards are not known for their BREVITY; they often go on long past their allotted time.

the quality of brief expressions
( brev- + -ity )/( brief + quality of)
B

7

Those who CONSPIRE may be dangerous enough for the law to notice even if they have not yet carried out their plan.

to plan together secretly to commit an illegal act
( con- + -spire )/( together + breathe)
C

8

Early archaeologists guessed warfare, and the evidence for this seems to CONCUR.

to agree
(con+cur)/(together+run)
C

9

The joy of soothing and pacifying the joy of CONCORD and harmony.

a state of harmony
( con+ cord)/( togethor + heart)
C

10

The child was was diagnosed with a CONGENITAL disorder that was heredity from both parents.

existing at birth
(con+gen)/(together+birth)
C

11

The announcement of the garden being converted to residential use created a SCHISM in the community.

a division into political or religious fractions
(cis)/(cut)
S

12

She had an INCISIVE mind, and in the midst of her despair she told me exactly how the company was going to fail.

having or indicating keen insight
(in+cis)/(in+cut)
I