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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SAT Word of the Day: motley

October 15, 2014 by  
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motley (adj.)

mixed; varied

In a sentence:

“The vintage store had a motley assortment of clothes that encompassed the styles of several different decades.”

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SAT Word of the Day: ebullient

October 14, 2014 by  
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ebullient (adj.)

bubbly

In a sentence:

“Although Katie’s ebullient attitude was effective in her job as a motivational speaker, many people in her personal life found it to be quite annoying after a while.”

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SAT Word of the Day: bifurcation

October 13, 2014 by  
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bifurcation (n.)

division into two branches

In a sentence:

“Some political theorists believe that the voting populace of the United States has undergone such a great bifurcation that it is almost impossible for any politician to appeal to both the left and right factions.”

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SAT Word of the Day: irate

October 12, 2014 by  
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irate (adj.)

very angry

In a sentence:

“Steven was beyond upset at losing his job, he was downright irate.”

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SAT Word of the Day: insolent

October 11, 2014 by  
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insolent (adj.)

rude

In a sentence:

“It was very challenging for Mr. McCormick to earn the respect of such an insolent group of students.”

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SAT Word of the Day: jingoism

October 10, 2014 by  
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jingoism (adj.)

loud and excessive patriotism

In a sentence:

“Senator Roberts had always been patriotic, but after the terrorist attack he quickly became downright jingoistic.”

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