SAT Word of the Day: rancorous

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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SAT Word of the Day: quixotic

quixotic (adj.)

romantic, idealistic, visionary, unrealistic

In a sentence:

“Although Joan dreamed of creating a better world, she was unable to implement her vision in a practical way and thus remained merely quixotic rather than effective.”

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SAT Word of the Day: wary

wary (adj.)

suspicious; alert; on guard; vigilant

In a sentence:

“Having grown up in a small town, Hank was naturally trusting and not at all wary about the intentions of others.”

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SAT Word of the Day: ambivalent

ambivalent (adj.)

undecided

In a sentence:

“At first Jake was certain about which college he wanted to attend, but after visiting different campuses he felt ambivalent about his options.”

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SAT Word of the Day: vocation

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

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: symbiotic

symbiotic (adj.)

cooperative or interdependent relationship

In a sentence:

“Most land plants have a symbiotic relationship with fungi, which allows them to gather nutrients from the soil that would otherwise be inaccessible.”

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SAT Word of the Day: barrage

barrage (n.)

overwhelming quantity

In a sentence:

“After announcing the controversial economic policy, the president faced a barrage of questions from the press.”

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SAT Word of the Day: ostentatious

ostentatious (adj.)

showy, gaudy

In a sentence:

“Although many of the guests appreciated the extravagance of the party, some considered it to be nothing more than an ostentatious display of wealth.”

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SAT Word of the Day: multifarious

multifarious (adj.)

numerous, varied, diverse

In a sentence:

“Knowing that his girlfriend loved trying different flavors, Gary bought her a multifarious box of chocolates for Valentine’s Day.”

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