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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
The zany and brainy is all that’s recorded
But I don’t back down from the polysyllabic
I’ll straight up drop the bomb (on the) bastic
ephemeral, contrite, nefarious, and erudite
I can spout SAT vocab when I’m deep asleep at night

Vo-ca-bu-la-ry-man (He knows all the big words!)
Vo-ca-bu-la-ry man (and the little-ones too)
Vo-ca-bu-la-ry man (he’s a walking thesaurus)
A to the B, to the C to the Bombastic

While my lexical skills tend to be various,
I ain’t no dictionary-imbibing recluse, serious
I’m gregarious and hilarious, when I think words I go delirious
I got more friends on Youtube than Justin, Timberlake-y or Bieber-erious
But my propensity for immensity ain’t for money and cars
It’s for using big words, behold my neural scars

Vo-ca-bu-la-ry-man (He knows all the big words!)
Vo-ca-bu-la-ry man (and the little-ones too)
Vo-ca-bu-la-ry man (he’s a walking thesaurus)
A to the B to the C to the Didactic

So I’ll tell you straight up – here’s what I’m going to do
I’m going to boost your vocabulary in less than two
With these five words that you gotta know
Impress your friends and bust em out midflow
Ephemeral – not lasting long, short-lived
Think the Bieb’s career—hey, something had to give
I’m Contrite I don’t feel right, I did something wrong
I’m sorry, I’m sorry (Basically not Lindsay Lohan)
Next is Nefarious – this word is the scariest. The Joker (why so serious?)
Jafar, Voldemort, the wicked witch
They’re all the bad guy, they’re all nefarious
The last is erudite, brainy and bright
But are you all right, if you are erudite?
If your junior prom date was the dictionary
Hey, I promise that wasn’t me; I just like vocabulary

Vo-ca-bu-la-ry-man (He knows all the big words!)
Vo-ca-bu-la-ry man (and the little-ones too)
Vo-ca-bu-la-ry man (he’s a walking thesaurus)
A to the B to the C to the Didactic

 

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About Chris Lele

Chris Lele is the GRE and SAT Curriculum Manager (and vocabulary wizard) at Magoosh Online Test Prep. In his time at Magoosh, he has inspired countless students across the globe, turning what is otherwise a daunting experience into an opportunity for learning, growth, and fun. Some of his students have even gone on to get near perfect scores. Chris is also very popular on the internet. His GRE channel on YouTube has over 8 million views.

You can read Chris's awesome blog posts on the Magoosh GRE blog and High School blog!

You can follow him on Twitter and Facebook!


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