SAT Word of the Day: stringent

January 31, 2015 by  
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stringent (adj.)

strict, severe, rigorous

In a sentence:

“Since Tyler was accustomed to the lenient atmosphere of his previous school, he had a hard time adapting to all of the rules and regulations at the stringent boarding school.”

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SAT Word of the Day: lugubrious

January 30, 2015 by  
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lugubrious (adj.)

mournful, dismal, gloomy

In a sentence:

“Even though Evan was usually cheerful, he couldn’t help but be in a lugubrious mood after his girlfriend left him.”

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SAT Word of the Day: authenticate

January 29, 2015 by  
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authenticate (v)

establish as genuine

In a sentence:

“Before the price of the painting could be accurately determined, it needed to be authenticated by experienced specialists.”

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SAT Word of the Day: credulity

January 28, 2015 by  
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credulity (n.)

willingness to believe or trust too readily

In a sentence:

“Although Josh had been betrayed several times, he never seemed to learn and still possessed far too much credulity.”

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SAT Word of the Day: remiss

January 27, 2015 by  
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remiss (adj.)

negligent, careless, slow

In a sentence:

“As a manager, Michael had no choice but to fire the employee who was continuously remiss in his duties.”

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SAT Word of the Day: onerous

January 26, 2015 by  
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onerous (adj.)

burdensome, oppressive, troublesome

In a sentence:

“Because he knew the work would be particularly onerous, it was difficult for him to even find the motivation to begin.”

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SAT Word of the Day: ineffable

January 25, 2015 by  
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ineffable (adj.)

incapable of being described in words

In a sentence:

“Allison tried to tell her friends what it was like to climb Mount Everest, but quickly realized that the entire experience was simply ineffable.”

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SAT Word of the Day: abstruse

January 24, 2015 by  
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abstruse (adj.)

hard to understand, baffling

In a sentence:

“Poor grammar and word choice can make even the most simple topics entirely abstruse.”

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SAT Word of the Day: arcane

January 23, 2015 by  
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arcane (n.)

understood by very few, obscure, esoteric, secret

In a sentence:

“Because the knowledge that the wanderer sought was so difficult to obtain, he vowed to the shaman that he would do anything for just one fragment of her arcane wisdom.”

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SAT Word of the Day: variegated

January 22, 2015 by  
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variegated (adj.)

varied, diverse, patches of different colors

In a sentence:

“The variegated pattern on the lizard’s skin makes for excellent camouflage.”

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