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Category: SAT Word Lists

Lucas Fink

Megalomnemonical SAT Vocab: Get a Sense of Humorism

According to canon, Hippocrates basically founded western medicine. That doesn’t mean the guy really had it all right, though… the truth is that medicine back then was totally nuts. We’re talking about treating sick people by draining their blood and burning them with hot irons. But believe it or not, the theory of the time […]

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Lucas Fink

SAT Vocab: Megalo-mnemonical Quiz 1

How well can you remember the SAT words we’ve that we defined in past “megalomnemonical” lists? The questions below all use words that you can remember with mnemonics given in these posts: Why Mnemonics? Animal Associations Bands with SAT Vocabulary in Their Names Old People Chimera Words Five of the Most Difficult SAT Words So […]

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Lucas Fink

Megalomnemonical Vocab: Five of the Most Difficult SAT Words

There are lots and lots of SAT vocab words, of course. Luckily, a lot of them are words you already know. And some are words you might recognize from unexpected places, like band names. But there are some words on the SAT that are just crazy (hopefully, that’ll change before long). It’s a very unique […]

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Lucas Fink

Megalo-mnemonical Vocab: Chimera SAT Words

There’s an SAT level vocab word for you: chimera. What is it? In Greek mythology, it was one of those hybrid animals, like a griffin or a minotaur. Specifically, it was an animal made from parts of a lion, a goat, and a snake. A franken-beast. In English, the word sometimes means a dream that […]

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Lucas Fink

Megalo-mnemonical SAT Vocab: Old People

It’s time for another round of megalomnemonical SAT vocab. This time, we’re going to use grandma and grandpa to improve your vocabulary. Picture an old man. He has a long, white beard, and he uses a cane. When he reads, he uses reading glasses that he keeps in his shirt pocket. Now, what adjectives come to […]

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Lucas Fink

Megalomnemonical Vocab: Bands with SAT Vocabulary in Their Names

So maybe you’re not into animals, and you’d rather remember your SAT vocab using associations with VEVO. There are, occasionally, bands which use SAT level vocabulary in their names. They may not realize it, but they’re helping you prep for your test.   Tenacious The meaning: Being tenacious means that you don’t give up easily. […]

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Lucas Fink

Megalo-mnemonical SAT Vocab: Animal Associations

Of course, the SAT won’t test you on the names of animals, but knowing a few might get you a couple points if you associate them with SAT words. We’ve discussed before why mnemonics are so helpful, so without further ado, here are a few SAT vocab words you may see on your test matched […]

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Lucas Fink

Megalo-mnemonical Vocab: Why Use Mnemonics for SAT Words?

Megalomaniacal + mnemonics = megalomnemonical Megalomania is the delusion that you are god-like, a desire to conquer the world, like classic comic book villains. Mnemonics are phrases or associations to help rote memorization, like PEMDAS or SOHCAHTOA. If we put them together, we have an obsessive need to conquer the entirety of SAT vocab using […]

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Chris Lele

Common SAT Words

Why does the SAT love to test certain words over and over again? Are these the words that the SAT people actually use in everyday conversation. “Hello John, you are looking sanguine today.” (Sanguine means cheerful, by the way). While the SAT people may very well speak this way, the reason they tend to test […]

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Chris Lele

SAT Vocabulary Corner – “Why so serious?”

The words below all connote a lack of seriousness. Make sure these words do not apply to your SAT prep (which you should take very seriously!).   Flippant Flippant means not showing the proper respect. The situation is usually one that calls for a certain amount of gravity, say church or class. The flippant student […]

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