SAT Word of the Day: assuage

October 30, 2014 by  
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assuage (v.)

make less severe, relieve

In a sentence:

“In order to assuage his guilt, Kevin went to confession and followed the priest’s advice.”

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SAT Word of the Day: equivocal; equivocate

October 29, 2014 by  
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equivocal; equivocate (adj.; v.)

unclear, uncertain; to avoid an issue, to evade

In a sentence:

“Although the press tried hard to get a straightforward response from Senator Thompson, he always managed to equivocate.”

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SAT Word of the Day: aberration

October 28, 2014 by  
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aberration (n.)

not usual

In a sentence:

“Although an aberration in nature, albino mice are commonly used in laboratories.”

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SAT Word of the Day: rectitude

October 27, 2014 by  
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rectitude (n.)

rightness, decency, virtue

In a sentence:

“Although it would have been easier for Lawrence to lie about how his car got damaged, his innate sense of rectitude would not permit it.”

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SAT Word of the Day: disingenuous

October 26, 2014 by  
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disingenuous (adj.)

lacking in candor, insincere

In a sentence:

“The jury was not at all convinced by the convict’s disingenuous plea of innocence.”

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SAT Word of the Day: lassitude

October 25, 2014 by  
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lassitude (n.)

weariness, lack of energy

In a sentence:

“If Stacy did not get at least 8 hours of sleep, she would spend the entire day in a state of lassitude.”

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SAT Word of the Day: impugn

October 24, 2014 by  
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impugn (v.)

challenge as false, cast doubt upon

In a sentence:

“The defense attorney attempted to impugn the prosecution’s case against his client.”

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SAT Word of the Day: tenable

October 23, 2014 by  
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tenable (adj.)

reasonable, defensible

In a sentence:

“Since Sarah’s attorney knew that the case was absolutely tenable, he told her not to worry at all.”

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SAT Word of the Day: tenuous

October 22, 2014 by  
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tenuous (adj.)

lacking a sound basis, thin, perilous

In a sentence:

“The defense attorney attempted to prove that the allegations against her client were supported by nothing nothing but tenuous assumptions.”

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SAT Word of the Day: belie

October 21, 2014 by  
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belie (verb)

show to be false, contradict

In a sentence:

“The convict’s calm and polite manner belied the extreme violence of the crimes she had commited.”

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