SAT Word of the Day: perquisites

February 2, 2016 by  
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perquisites (n.)

benefit over and above regular income, perk

In a sentence:

“Although Jeff’s new job did not pay as much, there were so many perquisites that it did not matter.”

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SAT Word of the Day: remiss

February 1, 2016 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: seditious

January 31, 2016 by  
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seditious (adj.)

rebelling against a government

In a sentence:

“Many historians argue that because the United States was founded by an act of rebellion, there is a general acceptance of seditious behavior in much of American culture today.”

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SAT Word of the Day: stringent

January 30, 2016 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: deleterious

January 29, 2016 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: lugubrious

January 28, 2016 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: bellicose

January 27, 2016 by  
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bellicose (adj.)

eager to fight, aggressively hostile

In a sentence:

“Even after months of anger management classes, Rachel was still unable to control her bellicose outbursts.”

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SAT Word of the Day: languid

January 26, 2016 by  
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languid (adj.)

slow, lacking in vigor, lacking in spirit or interest

In a sentence:

“The extreme heat of the summer sun made the landscaping crew languid and not inclined to work.”

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SAT Word of the Day: credulity

January 25, 2016 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: authenticate

January 24, 2016 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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