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SAT Word of the Day- Vacillate

Posted by PowerScore Test Preparation on Oct 17, 2014 11:00:00 AM

Vacillate

(v) to waver or move back and forth

(pronounced “VAS-uh-leyt”)
 

  

girl thinking

Example Sentence:

Vanessa vacillated between the two universities; one minute she was attending the in-state school, and the next she was going to the college three states away.

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SAT Word of the Day- Apt

Posted by PowerScore Test Preparation on Oct 16, 2014 11:00:00 AM

Apt

(adj) intelligent

(pronounced “apt”)
 

  

780

Example Sentence:

The apt student scored a 780 on the math section of the SAT.

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SAT Word of the Day- Circumscribed

Posted by PowerScore Test Preparation on Oct 15, 2014 11:00:00 AM

Circumscribed

(v) restricted

(pronounced “SUR-kuhm-skrahyb”)
 

  

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Example Sentence:

Her driving privileges are circumscribed by the state; she is only allowed to drive after 8:00 pm if she is returning from work.

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SAT Word of the Day- Catastrophic

Posted by PowerScore Test Preparation on Oct 14, 2014 11:00:00 AM

Catastrophic

(adj) extremely harmful; disastrous

(pronounced “kat-uh-STROF-ik”)
 

  

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Example Sentence:

The hurricane was catastrophic, destroying hundreds of homes and causing millions of dollars in damage.

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SAT Word of the Day- Caricature

Posted by PowerScore Test Preparation on Oct 13, 2014 11:00:00 AM

Caricature

(n) a representation of a person that is exaggerated for comic effect

(pronounced “KAR-i-kuh-cher”)
 

  

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Example Sentence:

At the amusement park, Caroline had a caricature drawn of herself in which the artist gave her a big head on a little body.

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SAT Word of the Day- Clarity

Posted by PowerScore Test Preparation on Oct 10, 2014 11:00:00 AM

Clarity

(n) clearness

(pronounced “KLAR-i-tee”)
 

  

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Example Sentence:

Clarence could recall the woman with clarity; she was short, with blond hair, brown eyes, and a small birthmark on her right temple.

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SAT Word of the Day- Demeanor

Posted by PowerScore Test Preparation on Oct 9, 2014 11:00:00 AM

Demeanor

(n) behavior

(pronounced “dih-MEE-ner”)
 

  

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Example Sentence:

Deana’s quiet demeanor was often mistaken for unfriendliness.

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SAT Word of the Day- Derivative

Posted by PowerScore Test Preparation on Oct 8, 2014 11:00:00 AM

Derivative

(n) something that came from an original

(pronounced “dih-RIV-uh-tiv”)
 

  

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Example Sentence:

The Pilates exercise system, which became a popular fad in the late twentieth century, is a derivative of the ancient Indian practice of yoga.

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SAT Word of the Day- Detract

Posted by PowerScore Test Preparation on Oct 7, 2014 11:00:00 AM

Detract

(v) to take away

(pronounced “dih-TRAKT”)
 

  

angrygirl

Example Sentence:

Although many people found Detta beautiful, most would agree that her mean-spirited personality detracted from her good looks.

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SAT Word of the Day- maverick

Posted by PowerScore Test Preparation on Oct 6, 2014 11:00:00 AM

maverick

(n) a person who chooses to be independent in behavior or thought

(pronounced "mav-er-ik”)
 

  

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Example Sentence:

Even though the other ranchers were branding their
cattle, Sam was a maverick who believed he did not
need to follow the rules set by his associates.

 

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