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Category: SAT Word Lists

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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Chris Lele

SAT Vocab Monday: It’s Not What You Think

Vocabulary can sometimes be annoyingly not straightforward. A word looks like it means one thing, but actually means something totally unrelated. To make matters worse, the SAT folk know which words these are and typically throw them into the Sentence Completion section. So make sure you can beat them at their game by memorizing these […]

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Chris Lele

SAT Vocab Monday: Ends in “X”

‘X’ is a cool letter, but it’s even cooler when it comes at the end of the word (okay, I just sound really dorky saying that). There are quite few SAT words that fit this description. You might even recognize a few; but do you know what they mean?   Vex Flies on a hot […]

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Chris Lele

SAT Vocab Monday: Words with Friends

Batching words into one easy group makes life fun. In fact, it’ll probably put you in a good mood! Speaking of which, you’ll probably come across as a more likeable person—which is exactly what the next few words describe.   Affable Some people are just likeable. The way they smile; the ways they say things; […]

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Chris Lele

SAT Vocab Monday: Selfie Words

These days we’re all about “me”. What am I thinking, what I am doing, who is paying attention, and how is all of this going to help me. Of course, nothing screams “me” like turning a camera phone on yourself and giving a coy little smile with your arm outstretched. In a culture awash in […]

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Chris Lele

SAT Vocab Monday: Little Words

Oftentimes we think of SAT words as these big scary words (pusillanimous, unprepossessing, and vicissitudes leap to mind!). However, sometimes SAT words can be itty-bitty. But if you don’t know them, you can still miss a question, so watch out! Eke Sure, you might see a mouse and say, “eek!”. But if you are talking […]

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Chris Lele

SAT Vocab Monday: Words of Different Degrees

Today, we have words that are related to one another, but some are more extreme versions of another: Tenacious A team is down three touchdowns in the fourth quarter. Most are predicting that the game is over. But the losing team seems to find a way to hang-on. They run down every ball, giving their […]

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Chris Lele

SAT Vocab Monday: Really Hard SAT Words

Even if you are, say, 50-years old, you probably remember that there were these terribly difficult words on SAT that you’d never seen before. That kind of dread doesn’t dissipate with the decades. So, yes, the SAT has long been making life difficult with these tough words. Perfidious “Et tu Brute” can be loosely translated […]

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Chris Lele

SAT Vocabulary Monday – ‘X’ words

Exacerbate I have a cold. Ideally, because I want the cold to go away, I would rest. Of course, there are so many things to do that I can’t possibly lie in bed. So, inevitably I end up exacerbating my cold—I make it worse. Things that exacerbate a cold: 1. Doing all night Karaoke 2. […]

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