SAT Word of the Day: tenacious

February 27, 2015 by  
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tenacious (adj.)

persistent, never giving up

In a sentence:

“Many people admired Alex’s tenacious spirit, which helped him to practice any skill endlessly even when he found it to be difficult.”

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SAT Word of the Day: ephemeral

February 26, 2015 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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SAT Word of the Day: sedulous

February 25, 2015 by  
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sedulous (adj.)

diligent, persevering

In a sentence:

“Mike was such a sedulous worker that he often stayed at the office all night in order to complete important projects.”

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SAT Word of the Day: deleterious

February 23, 2015 by  
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deleterious (adj.)

harmful, injurious

In a sentence:

“The constant teasing at school had a deleterious effect on young Robert.”

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SAT Word of the Day: rectitude

February 22, 2015 by  
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rectitude (n.)

rightness, decency, virtue

In a sentence:

“Although it would have been easier for Lawrence to lie about how his car got damaged, his innate sense of rectitude would not permit it.”

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SAT Word of the Day: picayune

February 21, 2015 by  
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picayune (n.)

trivial, insignificant, trifling, petty

In a sentence:

“Albert Einstein was known for focusing on the big picture and not allowing himself to be limited by the picayune details of physics.”

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SAT Word of the Day: treacly

February 20, 2015 by  
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treacly (adj.)

overly sentimental, sappy

In a sentence:

“Jake was ashamed to admit to his friends that he found the treacly romance in the movie to actually be truly moving and beautiful.”

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SAT Word of the Day: modicum

February 19, 2015 by  
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modicum (adj)

a small amount

In a sentence:

“The plant water hemlock is so poisonous that ingesting even a modicum of it could prove fatal.”

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SAT Word of the Day: disingenuous

February 18, 2015 by  
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disingenuous (adj.)

lacking in candor, insincere

In a sentence:

“The jury was not at all convinced by the convict’s disingenuous plea of innocence.”

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SAT Word of the Day: lassitude

February 17, 2015 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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