SAT Word of the Day: ebullient

ebullient (adj.)

bubbly

In a sentence:

“Although Katie’s ebullient attitude was effective in her job as a motivational speaker, many people in her personal life found it to be quite annoying after a while.”

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SAT Word of the Day: dowager

dowager (n.)

wealthy widow

In a sentence:

“Many suspected that Albert, who was an attractive young man, was only in a relationship with the dowager for her money.”

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SAT Word of the Day: jocular

jocular (adj.)

funny, humorous

In a sentence:

“Because Karen was naturally jocular, many of her friends suggested that she become a comedian.”

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SAT Word of the Day: motley

motley (adj.)

mixed; varied

In a sentence:

“The vintage store had a motley assortment of clothes that encompassed the styles of several different decades.”

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SAT Word of the Day: seditious

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: empiric

empiric (adj.)

derived from experience or experiment

In a sentence:

“Although the physicist’s claims were theoretically sound, they had yet to be proved in an empiric fashion.”

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SAT Word of the Day: sedulous

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

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

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

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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