SAT Word of the Day: conflagration

November 23, 2014 by  
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conflagration (n.)

fire

In a sentence:

“Because the southwest has seen a number of conflagrations in the past decade, the forest service is investigating new techniques to prevent these events from being so devastating.”

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SAT Word of the Day: adroit

November 22, 2014 by  
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adroit (adj.)

cleverly resourceful, or ingenious

In a sentence:

“Even the most brilliant detectives from Scotland Yard were unable to figure out how the adroit bank robber performed the heist.”

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SAT Word of the Day: facetious

November 21, 2014 by  
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facetious (adj.)

sarcastic

In a sentence:

“Judge Malloy found the defendant’s facetious remarks to be inappropriate and counterproductive to her cause.”

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SAT Word of the Day: unequivocal

November 20, 2014 by  
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unequivocal (adj.)

clear, having only one possible meaning

In a sentence:

“It was easy to follow the manager’s unequivocal instructions since everyone knew exactly what they were supposed to do.”

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SAT Word of the Day: lackadaisical

November 19, 2014 by  
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lackadaisical (n.)

lazy, without interest or determination

In a sentence:

“Despite his teacher’s warnings that he would get nowhere with a lackadaisical approach, Mark continued to slack off at school.”

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SAT Word of the Day: petulant

November 18, 2014 by  
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petulant (adj.)

irritable over petty things

In a sentence:

“Harvey’s mother could no longer stand her son’s petulant attitude and grounded him after he threw a temper tantrum over how many marshmallows were in his hot chocolate.”

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SAT Word of the Day: extol

November 17, 2014 by  
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extol (v.)

praise highly

In a sentence:

“The soccer coach extolled Jenna’s skills when she was able to score the tie braking goal of the game.”

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SAT Word of the Day: tremulous

November 16, 2014 by  
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tremulous (adj.)

trembling, timid, fearful

In a sentence:

“Despite his tremulous nature, the small boy was the only one who found the courage to stand up to the class bully.”

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SAT Word of the Day: feign

November 15, 2014 by  
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Feign (Verb)

fake

In a sentence:

“In order to impress her in-laws, she feigned skills that she did not actually possess.”

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SAT Word of the Day: ephemeral

November 14, 2014 by  
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ephemeral (adj.)

short-lived, fleeting

In a sentence:

“Many people assumed that their young love would be ephemeral, but it lasted a lifetime.”

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