SAT Words #1

Dear SAT students….here are some words for you to peruse (know that word?)…how about using them on your parents….or send me back a sentence using three or more of these words and I will send you another list or some SAT exercises:…

  • asseverate: to affirm or declare positively or earnestly.
  • sentient: capable of perceiving by the senses.
  • malapropos: unseasonable or unseasonably; inappropriate or inappropriately.
  • agitprop: propaganda.
  • fiat: an arbitrary or authoritative command or order.
  • nimiety: excess.
  • surreptitious: done, made, or gotten by stealth; also, marked by stealth.
  • pleonasm: the use of more words than are necessary to express an idea.
  • abominate: to detest intensely.
  • discursive: digressive; rambling; also, marked by analytical reasoning.
  • countervail: to counteract; also, to offset.
  • myrmidon: a loyal follower.
  • perforce: by necessity.
  • pusillanimous: cowardly.
  • claque: a group of fawning admirers.
  • fugacious: lasting but a short time.
  • hauteur: haughtiness; arrogance.
  • somnolent: drowsy; also, tending to cause sleepiness.
  • susurration: a whispering; a soft murmur.
  • puerile: juvenile; childish.
  • gelid: extremely cold; icy.
  • philomath: a lover of learning; a scholar.
  • redoubt: a stronghold.
  • extant: still existing.
  • incipient: beginning to exist or appear.
  • extempore: without premeditation or preparation.
  • potable: drinkable; also, a beverage, especially an alcoholic one.
  • irascible: easily provoked to anger.
  • descry: to catch sight of; to detect.
  • mien: demeanor; also, aspect; appearance.
  • nefarious: wicked in the extreme.


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