SAT Word of the Day

SAT Word of the Day

DateWordDefinitionSentence
9/13/14atruisticconcerned unselfishly for others' welfareThe gesture was not necessarily altruistic; he was hoping for a donation in return.
9/12/14castigateto punish, chastise, criticize severlyThe authors also take every opportunity to castigate other westerners for their ignorance of the changed continent.
9/11/14moribunddying, decayingBecause the wounded man has lost a great deal of blood, he is moribund and probably will not make it through the night.
9/10/14aviarycentral, indispensableAli has converted part of his shop into an indoor aviary.
9/9/14integralcentral, indispensableThese considerations were integral to the design, he says
9/6/14doltidiot, dimwit, foolish personEveryone called the boy stupid, because he really was a dolt.
9/4/14abscondto depart secretlySince the boys could not pay for their meals, they decided to abscond before the waitress returned with their check.
9/2/14tremuloustrembling, quivering, fearful, timidHe was very tremulous therefore, no one could read his signature.
5/27/14mendaciousdishonestSo many of her stories were mendacious, I decided she must be a pathological liar
5/23/14vacuousempty, void; lacking intelligenceThe president's vacuous speech angered the voters, who were tired of hearing empty platitudes
5/22/14stolidhaving or showing little emotionSolid people keep a lid on their emotions
5/21/14mirthfuljovial, merry, causing or provoking laughter and gleeThere is the polite smile, the sneer, the smirk, the smile of desire or lewdness, together with deceitful and mirthful smiles.
05/20/2104luridshockingReporters dug up his lurid past and caused him to lose the election.
05/16/2014magnanimousgenerous; noble in spirit.His magnanimous personality acted as a magnet in attracting people.
05/15/2014winsomecharming, engagingThe winsome chiled charmed the shopkeeper to give her candy.
5/14/14noisomestinking, putridA dead mouse trapped in your walls makes no noise, but produces a noisome odor
5/13/14censureto find fault with, to blameDo not censure your teacher for a failing grade that you received.
5/13/14maudlinoverly sentimentalI dont like maudlin movies; I prefer light-hearted romantic comedies.
5/9/2014furtivesecret, stealthyThey had a furtive meeting to discuss the bank robbery.
05/08/2014indeliblepermanent, not erasableThank god that is just a henna tattoo and not indelible. It's ugly!
05/07/2014toadyflatterer, "yes-man"I don't care how much money it pays, I would never be someone's toady.
05/06/2014volubletalkativeVoluble students can sometimes get into trouble in school.
05/05/2014maverickone who breaks away from group conformity and does own thingHe is a true maverick, he never follows the crowd.
Thurs May 1waywardreckless, erratic, unrestrainedAfter spending a wayward youth, she finally became a professional woman.
Weds April 30wansickly, paleThe wan man can not tan.
Tues April 29invidiouslikely to provoke ill-will, offensiveit is invidious for parents to play favorites with their children.
Mon April 28ineptClumsy, foolish, awkwardHe was so inept at gardening that he dug up roses and fertilized weeds.
Thurs April 24feignto pretend, give a false impressionI can not tell if he really likes me or if he is feigning his affection.
Weds April 23myriadimmense number, multitudeThere are a myriad of opportunities for students who excel in their classes.
Fri April 11fledglingyoung bird just learning to fly OR beginner or noviceThe fledgling pilot collided with some fledgling birds.
Thurs April 10pallidlacking color or livelinessIllness makes you pallid
Weds April 9urbanecourteous, refined, suave, politePlease behave in an urbane manner when you are eating at a restaurant
Monday, April 7, 2014odioushateful, contemptibleWhile most people consider studying vocabulary an odious task, there are a few who find it enjoyable
Thurs April 3insatiablenever satisfiedMCSM students have an insatiable hunger for knowledge.
Weds April 2verbosewordyVerbose talkers are very boring.
Tuesday, April 01, 2014Sprightlylivey, animated, energeticHe was quite sprightly and active for a 98 year old.