Ah, the good life. That of course doesn’t mean the same thing for each of us. Look below to see if any of the SAT words describe you. Epicure This word comes from the epicureans, a group of ancient Greek philosophers who focused on pleasure. Not surprisingly, they found great pleasure in sitting […]
Get your tongues ready for these multisyllabic monstrosities. If you watch the video, even I—the SAT dude—stumble over a couple of pronunciations. Luckily, the SAT won’t ask you to pronounce any words. But you’ll be better off if you know the definitions of these words.
In the Critical Reading sections, when you see a “vocabulary in context” question, it is unlikely that the correct answer will be the primary definition—the one that pops into your head at first. Make sure that you are taking cues from the passage.
What do you think of when somebody says summer? Sweltering weather, endless baseball games, rising from bed at 1 in the afternoon? Whatever it may be, the SAT likely has a word to describe it. Torrid It’s summer, a time when things heat up. In certain parts of the country, it can get […]
Over the last couple of weeks, a film T-rex-ed its way into cineplexes throughout the country, crushing box office records in its wake. That movie, for those who’ve been hiding under a rock (to escape the pillaging T-rex, perchance), is Jurassic World. In honor of this box office juggernaut, I’ve come up with several […]
Are you for real? That’s the question we are going to answer today. Below are four words, two of which connote a sense of the fake and two of which connote a sense of the genuine. Without reading the definitions (or watching the video!), can you figure it out? Spurious Have you ever […]
There aren’t too many words in English that end in ‘o’, fewer of which are actually SAT words. But I have been able to lasso (notice that ‘o’) a few vocabulary words you might see test day. Kudos From the Greek for glory, kudos isn’t pluralized (there is no such thing as a […]
It’s SAT Vocab Monday! Today we tackle some really tough words that you might come across in a tricky sentence completion: equitable, venality, irreproachable, and byzantine.
Take the Internet. We all use it, even those living under a rock—given there’s wi-fi. But just how often do you use it? 12 hours a day (addict!), 6 hours a day (I know you’re out there), 2 hours (hopefully, that doesn’t scream deprivation)? Well, the English language has word that describe how often something happens, words that also show up on the SAT a lot, dare I say sporadically.
Not knowing these words is like showing up without armor to a jousting competition—you’re going to get owned. So before you go to bed tonight, make sure you can rattle of the definitions to the following words (it’ll help if you can also rattle them off upon waking).