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Category: SAT Word Lists

Chris Lele

SAT Vocab Friday — Time to Eat!

Something as quotidian (which means daily, routine) as sitting down to eat actually has several associated SAT words. That is, one SAT word can aptly describe how you eat, or, more specifically, how much you eat.   Intemperate Let’s say you don’t stop when you are half full. In fact, you don’t even stop when […]

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Chris Lele

SAT Vocab Friday – Ex- Marks the Spot!

Which ones of the following, high-frequency -ex words do you know? Basic Extricate In a sticky situation and can’t get yourself out? Well, then you are unable to extricate or pull yourself out of it. Winston couldn’t extricate himself from all the homework he had to do, and so was unable to join the others […]

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Chris Lele

SAT Vocab Friday – SAT’s Favorite Words

At least one of the words below is bound to show up test day—the SAT loves these words. Don’t get caught not knowing them! Eclectic These days very few people listen to only one kind of music. Sure, maybe you have that one friend who only listens to Kelly Clarkson. Otherwise, most people have an […]

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Chris Lele

SAT Vocab Friday – Fighting Words

The SAT loves to use the following words in Sentence Completions. Each word means liking to fight, whether physically or with words. Belligerent Imagine going to a football game and putting on the jersey of the team that the home team is playing against. Then, say the home team is losing badly–while you, wearing the […]

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Lucas Fink

How Hard Is SAT Vocabulary, Really?

If you haven’t taken any practice SATs or done much in the way of prep, you might not realize what, exactly, you’re getting into. SAT vocab is totally nuts. There will be words on the test that you’ve never seen or heard. I mean it. Oh, you read a lot? And you think you have […]

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Chris Lele

SAT Vocab Friday – SAT Top 5 Vocabulary For Reading Comprehension

When people think of SAT vocabulary, they typically think of SAT Sentence Completions—you know, those fill-in-the-blank questions. True, most of the vocabulary you see on the SAT will be in that section. However, you shouldn’t forget that both the reading passages and the questions/answers following the passages are filled with vocabulary. The SAT tends to […]

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Chris Lele

SAT Vocab Fridays – Inaugural Address

Studying vocabulary for the SAT may seem like a super slog. Not only do you have to remember tongue-twisting words that you will probably never encounter in life (unless you are an avid reader of The New Yorker) but you will also have to cram them into your head in a very short time. I feel […]

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Lucas Fink

Megalo-mnemonical SAT Vocab: Words from Starcraft

There are a few different reactions the word “Starcraft” in that title might’ve evoked: 1. Huh? Is that a game? 2. Yeah, I know that game. 3. Hey! I love that game. 4. Hey! I love that sport! Besides that, you probably also thought, “Man, that’s a weird place to get SAT vocab from.” And […]

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Lucas Fink

Megalo-mnemonical SAT Vocab: Words that Sound like Food

It’s too bad that you’re not allowed to eat during the SAT, right? Okay, so maybe four hours isn’t exactly an eternity to go without food, especially when you can (and should) have a little snack during the breaks, but it’d be nice to have a more relaxed atmosphere like that. Anyway, if you’re hungry, […]

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Lucas Fink

Megalomnemonical SAT Vocab: Words from Movies

Hollywood isn’t famous for its academic vocabulary, but SAT words kinda sneak into places you wouldn’t expect.  So you could be vegging, watching whatever comes on TV or browsing around Hulu, and you might stumble on some common SAT vocabulary. You’ve got to find out what it actually means, of course….   Abide The movie: […]

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