SAT Word of the Day: garish

September 3, 2015 by  
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garish (adj.)

gaudy, tacky, flashy

In a sentence:

“Because the young couple’s wealth developed faster than their taste, their house was decorated with expensive yet garish furniture.”

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SAT Word of the Day: vocation

September 2, 2015 by  
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vocation (n.)

career; occupation

In a sentence:

“Although Jenna was unhappy with her current vocation, she couldn’t imagine changing career paths at her age.”

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SAT Word of the Day: supercilious

September 1, 2015 by  
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supercilious (adj.)

haughty; contemptuous; pompous; conceited

In a sentence:

“The supercilious tone that Kyle adopted was but a thin disguise for his immense insecurity.”

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SAT Word of the Day: venality

August 31, 2015 by  
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venality (n.)

openness to bribery or corruption

In a sentence:

“Even though Grant’s presidency was rife with venality, many still assume that he was a noble and honest man because of his service in the Civil War.”

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SAT Word of the Day: valor

August 30, 2015 by  
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valor (n)

bravery, courage

In a sentence:

“She showed great valor when she rescued her friend from the burning building.”

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SAT Word of the Day: derelict

August 29, 2015 by  
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derelict (adj.)

deserted, abandoned

In a sentence:

“The children were warned not to play in the derelict building because the support beams could give way at any moment.”

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SAT Word of the Day: whimsical

August 28, 2015 by  
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whimsical (adj.)

unpredictable, playful, spontaneous, capricious

In a sentence:

“Jeff was so whimsical that not even his closest friends knew what to expect from him.”

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SAT Word of the Day: ignominy

August 27, 2015 by  
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ignominy (n.)

disgrace, dishonor, public contempt

In a sentence:

“When the running back caused his team to lose the super bowl by fumbling the ball, he quickly became the subject of ignominy.”

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SAT Word of the Day: verbose

August 26, 2015 by  
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verbose (adj)

wordy, long winded

In a sentence:

“The professor’s verbose lecture only served to bore and confuse the new students.”

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SAT Word of the Day: rancorous

August 25, 2015 by  
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rancorous (adj.)

full of hatred, malice, resentment

In a sentence:

“After getting into a heated argument, the two rancorous brothers refused to speak to each other for years.”

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