Happy Holidays! This will likely be my last vocabulary post, as most of the words below will no longer appear on the SAT reading section after the January test. So for those of you preparing for this last test administration, check out twenty commonly-occurring Repeat Offenders used in sentences about our favorite holiday classics.In Eight Crazy Nights, Davey Stone spends most of the movie obstreperously objecting to the austere judge’s sentencing—he even defies the judge by breaking into the mall—until he’s reminded of the miracle of Hanukkah and decides to change his ways.
In National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, Clark Griswold plans to put in a lavish new swimming pool with a munificent yearly bonus from him boss, so he is driven to near madness when he learns his bonus is a nothing more than a membership to the Jelly of the Month Club.
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Image: "holidays...." courtesy of Jim Lukach