SAT Word of the Day: antipode

September 22, 2014 by  
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antipode (n.)

direct or exact opposite

In a sentence:

“The scholar and activist Elie Wiesel considered the antipode of love to be not hate, but indifference.”

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SAT Word of the Day: flotsam

September 21, 2014 by  
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flotsam (n.)

floating material, trash

In a sentence:

“Although less than a century ago space was completely free of human generated debris, the earth’s orbit is now full of flotsam.”

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SAT Word of the Day: truculent

September 20, 2014 by  
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truculent (adj.)

aggressively hostile, belligerent

In a sentence:

“Even though Chris was generally a calm and peaceful person, he quickly became truculent when insulted.”

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SAT Word of the Day: clairvoyant

September 19, 2014 by  
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clairvoyant (v.)

able to tell the future

In a sentence:

“Although Cassandra was clairvoyant and knew exactly how events would unfold, she was tragically unable to change the course of the future.”

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SAT Word of the Day: ratify

September 18, 2014 by  
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ratify (v.)

confirm, authorize

In a sentence:

“Even though the President had already decided to go to war, he still waited for congress to ratify his decision.”

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SAT Word of the Day: distention

September 17, 2014 by  
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distention (n.)

expansion, swelling

In a sentence:

“The yoga instructor showed us how to exhale fully and then inhale deeply so that our stomachs visibly experience contraction and distention.”

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SAT Word of the Day: fastidious

September 16, 2014 by  
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fastidious (adj.)

very careful, fussy, meticulous

In a sentence:

“Everyone in the office knew that there was something wrong when James, who was normally so fastidious, began making numerous careless mistakes.”

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SAT Word of the Day: alacrity

September 15, 2014 by  
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alacrity (n.)

quickness, promptness

In a sentence:

“Since Brian was a procrastinator by nature, it was difficult for him to develop the alacrity necessary for his success in the newsroom.”

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SAT Word of the Day: wrongheaded

September 14, 2014 by  
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wrongheaded (adj.)

wrong in judgment or opinion, misguided

In a sentence:

“In hindsight, Sharon saw that investing all of her savings in real estate in 2007 was a wrongheaded decision.”

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SAT Word of the Day: slipshod

September 13, 2014 by  
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slipshod (adj.)

careless, untidy, slovenly, seedy, shabby

In a sentence:

“Since Max wrote his resume in a slipshod fashion, he was not hired for any job.”

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