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Category: SAT Vocabulary

Chris Lele

SAT Vocab Monday: Words from College Board’s Question of the Day

  The SAT College Board website has a question of the day function. Basically, you can do an SAT question each day, one that was written by the test creators and one that isn’t currently in any other resources. Talk about fresh off the press! (Okay, it’s actually not that cool). The words below were […]

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Chris Lele

SAT Vocab Monday: Want to Sound Smart?

  Using SAT words can make you sound a whole lot smarter as long as you don’t either overuse them or incorrectly use them (you don’t want to come across as either pompous or clueless). Here are four SAT words that, when properly used, will not only make you sound smarter but also relate to […]

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Chris Lele

SAT Vocab Monday: Non-words

  Nonchalant This word comes from the French meaning “not concerned”. Therefore, remember to pronounce it the way you would a French word (nan-sha-lahnt). If I tell you this word is a high-frequency word on the SAT and your reaction is a shoulder shrug, then you are being nonchalant: you are expressing a lack of […]

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Chris Lele

SAT Vocab Monday: Eponyms

  Eponyms are cool words because they are actually derived from the name of a real person who once lived. Say you become remembered for one special thing and then your name becomes synonymous with things. For instance, my last name is Lele and I like to define SAT words. So if I get “eponym-ized”, […]

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Chris Lele

SAT Vocab Monday: The Only Thing We Have to “Fer”

  Oh roots! I can’t bear you. Speaking of which, ‘fer’ means to ‘bear’ as in to “bring or carry”. Like many roots that is only going to get you so far—implying not very far at all. So it’s better to just learn the words, thereby taking the fear out of ‘fer’.   Infer Let’s […]

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Chris Lele

SAT Vocab Monday: “Ex” Marks the Spot

  The SAT abounds with “Ex-“ words. It’s easy to get them mixed up, so pay careful attention!   Exemplar This word sounds like example, which is helpful considering this word means the typical or perfect example of something. So if somebody is an exemplar you want to make sure you follow their example.   […]

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Chris Lele

SAT Vocab Monday: Zayn is Leaving 1D!!! OMG Words

As some of you — okay, all of you! — may have heard, Zayn Malik is “stepping down” as one of the premier (or, the premier, depending on whom you ask) members of One Direction. No one really knows why, or what Zayn plans to do in the wake of his mega stardom, but really […]

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Chris Lele

SAT Vocab Monday: Words for Springtime!

It’s springtime! Whether that means you want to exercise your green thumb (your penchant for gardening) or that the hills around you turn a luxuriant green, sending pollens and spores wafting in the hair towards your hapless sinuses, springtime has a distinct meaning for you.   Proliferate To grow and multiply rapidly is to proliferate. […]

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Chris Lele

SAT Vocab Monday: Freaky Looking Words

  Quixotic There is a popular character named Don Quixote from literature. He was a little bit off his rocker and thought he was a valiant knight out to save the world. He rode this really broken down horse named Rocinante (it wasn’t in much better shape than a donkey). Of course, neither man nor […]

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Chris Lele

SAT Vocab Monday: People in High School You Don’t Want to Be!

High school can be tough—depending on who you are. If you’re the class president or the prom queen, that’s probably not the case. If you wear the same chafed corduroy trousers every day and pack your lunch in a small brown bag that always oozes strange liquids, high school is likely to be an inner […]

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