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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SAT Word of the Day: equanimity

October 20, 2014 by  
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equanimity  (adj.)

emotional stability or composure

In a sentence:

“Given his volatile nature, Leslie was surprised when her ex-boyfriend took the news of the break up with grace and equanimity.”

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SAT Word of the Day: amalgam

October 19, 2014 by  
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amalgam (n.)

mixture or combination

In a sentence:

“Many critics thought the artist’s piece was too much of an amalgam of different messages and suffered from the overall lack of unity.”

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SAT Word of the Day: effusive

October 18, 2014 by  
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effusive (adj.)

gushing, overflowing

In a sentence:

“Timmy disliked visiting his Aunt Edna who was so effusive with love that she would not stop pinching his cheeks and petting his head.”

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SAT Word of the Day: dowager

October 17, 2014 by  
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dowager (n.)

wealthy widow

In a sentence:

“Many suspected that Albert, who was an attractive young man, was only in a relationship with the dowager for her money.”

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SAT Word of the Day: jocular

October 16, 2014 by  
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jocular (adj.)

funny, humorous

In a sentence:

“Because Karen was naturally jocular, many of her friends suggested that she become a comedian.”

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