The New SAT: Language of the Test – List #6 – 25 Words

English Words (25 Words) selected in "The New SAT: Language of the Test - List #6" will help you study for the SAT,GRE,ACT,TOEFL exams and learn english.

mimic

imitate, especially for satirical effect

distinct

not alike; different in nature or quality

interpret

make sense of; assign a meaning to

establish

set up or lay the groundwork for

trait

a distinguishing feature of your personal nature

theory

a well-substantiated explanation of some aspect of the world

development

a process in which something passes to a different stage

favor

promote or prefer over another

influence

have and exert an effect

accompanying

occurring at the same time, along with, or as a consequence

function

what something is used for

significant

important in effect or meaning

hypothetical

based primarily on surmise rather than adequate evidence

principle

a basic generalization that is accepted as true

stance

a rationalized mental attitude

mention

make reference to

evoke

call forth, as an emotion, feeling, or response

pattern

a perceptual structure

supplementary

functioning in a supporting capacity

portray

depict in words

possess

have as an attribute, knowledge, or skill

empirical

derived from experiment and observation rather than theory

symbolic

serving as a visible sign for something abstract

substantiate

establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts

figurative

not literal