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08/14/2015

SAT Words You Should Know

Here is a list of SAT vocabulary you can expect to find on the test with mnemonic devices to help you remember the words. Write the word on one side of a flash card with the definition and reminder help on the back to test yourself.

Abasement

n., humiliation, degradation- Being humiliated brings you down to a BASE level.

Abrogate

v., to formally revoke, deny, or abolish- We like to abolish rogues.

Abstruse

adj., difficult to understand, obscure- Abstruse is confusing. See "obfuscate" below.

Blighted

adj., in a state of ruin or decay- There is no light in a blighted community.

Crepuscular

adj., active at dawn and dusk, like twilight- Think of when the sun is creeping up, or creeping down.

Enfranchise

v., to give voting rights- The FRANCH revolution gave voting rights to about half the male population.

Engender

v., to cause, bring forth- When two genders couple, they bring forth offspring.

Laceration

n., a cut, a torn wound- A laser will cause a laceration on your skin.

Noxious

adj., harmful, poisonous- Noxious materials will make you feel nauseous.

Obdurate

adj., stubborn- Obstinate also means stubborn.

Obfuscate

v., to deliberately make something difficult to understand- Someone purposefully makes a fuss about an issue to make it abstruse.

Plaudit

n., statement of strong praise- A plaudit is for applauding someone for doing well.

Renown

n., fame- Someone renown is well known by everyone.

Tedium

n., boredom- Think of humdrum, or twiddling your fingers, saying "dium dium dium," because you are bored.

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