SAT Vocabulary Help
The vocabulary words on the SAT can be daunting (an SAT word meaning "discouraging through fear"). There is no way to know which words you will get, so the only way to study is to memorize as much vocabulary as you can. You can find plenty of vocabulary lists online, but here are a few you can use with mnemonic devices to help you memorize them. Use flash cards with the word on one side and the definition and mnemonic device on the other to test yourself.
, to reject or renounce a belief, usually under pressure- Think of injure. When you are injured, you give up.
, to criticize openly- He cried out loud to everyone about how bad they treated him.
, to conceal or deceive- You tried to hide the fact that you disassembled your mom's favorite piece of china.
, enthusiastic and unrestrained- Imagine the pot of water is boiling over with excitement.
, to avoid- Try to avoid being in front of people when they sneeze.
, silly, foolish- If you are infatuated, you are foolishly in love, and if you are fatuous, you are just foolish.
, talkative- That Gary Lus rambles on and on and never shuts his trap!
, a rant, or a v.
, to give a rant- Her anger with me caused her to attack me verbally.
, domineering- The ruler of the empire is always telling people what to do.
, still developing, not properly formed- Think of incipient, another SAT word with similar meaning. The baby is inchoate and still cannot articulate a complete sentence.
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