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Category: SAT Mnemonics

Chris Lele

SAT Vocab Monday: It’s a Rap!

  We’ve done many vocab formats here at Magoosh, but we’ve never done a rap video…until now. Introducing: Vocabulary Man. Watch the video first…but, if you want to know exactly what Vocabulary Man was rapping the lyric are provided, in full, below.   Vocabulary Man, Lyrics I bust mad rhymes but my themes ain’t sordid […]

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Chris Lele

SAT Vocab Monday: Really Common SAT Vocabulary Words

  When people say the SAT verbal section is impossible because you have to memorize thousands of words, I am always quick to put them in their paces. Sure, thousands of words come up on the verbal section, most of which you know (just try reading an SAT passage knowing only 70% of the words). […]

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Chris Lele

SAT Vocab Monday: The Good Life

  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 […]

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Chris Lele

SAT Vocab Monday: Tongue Twister Words

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.

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Chris Lele

SAT Vocab Monday: Words of Summer

  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 […]

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Chris Lele

SAT Vocab Monday: Jurassic Words

  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 […]

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Chris Lele

SAT Vocab Monday: Real or Fake?

  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 […]

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Chris Lele

SAT Vocab Monday: Words Ending in ‘O’

  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 […]

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Chris Lele

SAT Vocab Monday: Level 5 Sentence Completion

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.

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Chris Lele

SAT Vocab Monday: Time Words

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.

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