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08/03/2015

SAT Help: Common SAT Vocabulary Words

There are going to be words on the SAT that you do not know. It is inevitable. Better prepare yourself by using flash cards with the word on one side and the definition with a mnemonic device on the other. Here are some common SAT words with mnemonic devices to get you started.

Amicable

adj., friendly- as in Italian for friend, amico.

Assiduous

adj., hardworking- like a donkey.

Deleterious

adj., harmful- because it deletes your health.

Enervating

adj., tiring, weakening- as in your nerves get weak and tired.

Ephemeral

adj., momentary, fleeting- like the ephemeral beauty of youth.

Evanescent

adj., short-lived- as a vanishing scent.

Florid

adj., ornate- like a floral arrangement.

Gregarious

adj., sociable, enjoying the company of others- just like your friend, Greg Arious, who is always down to party.

Hackneyed

adj., cliche, overused- I may take a hack at your knee if you use that tired old phrase again.

Impute

v., to accuse or attribute blame to someone- IMP-licate + attrib-UTE = Impute.

Insouciant

adj., showing a lack of concern- ensuciar is to get dirty in Spanish, which is what will happen if you start caring about other people's business.

Ostentatious

adj., showing wealth- like your rich friend, Austin Tashus, always showing off his fancy stuff.

Pretentious

adj., pompous, self-important- because pretentious people pretend to be special when they really are not.

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