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Words of the Day + SAT WODs. Sophomores. 5 March 2013. WOD. SAT. vigilance – watchfulness; alertness (noun) veracity – truthfulness, honesty; candor (noun). Cogent - logically forceful, compelling, convincing. 6 March 2013. WOD. SAT.

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Words of the day sat wods

Words of the Day+SAT WODs

Sophomores


5 march 2013

5 March 2013

WOD

SAT

  • vigilance – watchfulness; alertness (noun)

  • veracity – truthfulness, honesty; candor (noun)

  • Cogent - logically forceful, compelling, convincing


6 march 2013

6 March 2013

WOD

SAT

  • officious – overly ready to serve; eager to help or offer advice (adj)

  • spare – lean or thin (adj)

  • Cursory - hastily done, superficial


7 march 2013

7 March 2013

WOD

SAT

  • extol – to praise lavishly; to lift up (verb)

  • conspiracy – an agreement to perform together an illegal, treacherous, or evil act (noun)

  • Dearth - Paucity: shortage; deficiency.


8 march 2013

8 March 2013

WOD

SAT

  • exploit – act or deed, especially a heroic achievement (noun)

  • resolution – strong determination; course of action decided upon (noun)

  • Decry - to belittle, openly condemn


11 march 2013

11 March 2013

WOD

SAT

  • discourse – verbal exchange (noun); to speak formally and at length (verb)

  • malice – desire to harm or to see harm done to others (noun)

  • Defunct - no longer existing, dead, extinct


12 march 2013

12 March 2013

WOD

SAT

  • vile – extremely disgusting; loathsome (adj)

  • covert – hidden; secret (adj)

  • Delineation - depiction, representation


13 march 2013

13 March 2013

WOD

SAT

  • slanderous – damaging to a person’s reputation (adj)

  • diffuse – to spread about or scatter; to disseminate (verb) scattered (adj)

  • Desultory - at random, rambling, unmethodical


14 march 2013

14 March 2013

WOD

SAT

  • exuberance – act of unrestrained enthusiasm or joy (noun)

  • temperate – exercising moderation and self-restraint (adj)

  • Discretionary - subject to one's own judgment


15 march 2013

15 March 2013

WOD

SAT

  • garrulity – talkativeness (noun)

  • surly – sullenly ill humored (adj)

  • Effluvia - outpouring of gases or vapors


18 march 2013

18 March 2013

WOD

SAT

  • requisite – required; essential (adj)

  • ingratiating – accommodating; trying to please (adj)

  • Endemic - belonging to a particular area, inherent


19 march 2013

19 March 2013

WOD

SAT

  • vanquish – to conquer; force into submission (verb)

  • sumptuous – lavish; of a size or splendor suggesting great expense (adj)

  • Equivocal - ambiguous, open to two interpretations


20 march 2013

20 March 2013

WOD

SAT

  • swarthy – having a dark complexion or color (adj)

  • insatiable – unable to be satisfied (adj)

  • Errant - straying, mistaken, roving


21 march 2013

21 March 2013

WOD

SAT

  • esoteric – not publicly disclosed; confidential; known by a restricted number (adj)

  • eloquent – persuasive, fluent, and graceful in discourse (adj)

  • Execrable - utterly detestable, abhorrent


22 march 2013

22 March 2013

WOD

SAT

  • secular – worldly rather than spiritual; not pertaining to religion (adj)

  • diabolical – satanic; characteristic of the devil (adj)

  • Expurgate - remove erroneous or objectionable material; delete; edit.


1 april 2013

1 APRIL 2013

WOD

SAT

  • affront – to meet face to face defiantly; to confront (verb)

  • sublime – supreme, majestic; inspiring awe; impressive (adj)

  • Fallacious - wrong, unsound, illogical


2 april 2013

2 APRIL 2013

WOD

SAT

  • estrange – to alienate the affection of; to make hostile (verb)

  • fathom – to understand; to get to the bottom of (verb)

  • Fatuous - Ludicrous; inane; idiotic; silly.


3 april 2013

3 APRIL 2013

WOD

SAT

  • adulation – excessive praise or flattery (noun)

  • innuendo – insinuation; indirect or subtle and usually derogatory implication (noun)

  • Fecund - prolific; productive; fruitful.


4 april 2013

4 APRIL 2013

WOD

SAT

  • itinerary – route or prepared route of a journey (noun)

  • jovial – full of good humor (adj)

  • Foible - frailty; imperfection; weakness.


5 april 2013

5 APRIL 2013

WOD

SAT

  • satiate – to be full; to have had enough (verb)

  • affable – pleasant (adj)

  • Forte - strong point, something a person does well


8 april 2013

8 APRIL 2013

WOD

SAT

  • monotonously – going on and on without variation (adj)

  • conjecture – a guess (noun); to arrive at a guess (verb)

  • Fraught - full of, accompanied by


9 april 2013

9 APRIL 2013

WOD

SAT

  • mystique – a body of mystical attitudes and beliefs associated with a particular person, theory, or idea (noun)

  • ostentatious – showy, pretentious, boastful (adj)

  • Gambol - play; frolic; romp


10 april 2013

10 APRIL 2013

WOD

SAT

  • paddock – a small enclosed field (noun)

  • admonition – a warning; a mild reprimand (noun)

  • Glower - to glare, stare angrily and intensely


11 april 2013

11 APRIL 2013

WOD

SAT

  • parody – a literary or artistic work that broadly mimics an author’s style or holds it up to ridicule (noun)

  • contention – statement that one argues for (noun)

  • Gnarl - to make knotted, deform


12 april 2013

12 APRIL 2013

WOD

SAT

  • irascible – easily angered; quick tempered (adj)

  • limpid – perfectly clear; transparent (adj)

  • Grandiose - magnificent and imposing; exaggerated and pretentious


15 april 2013

15 APRIL 2013

WOD

SAT

  • fallow – plowed, but not planted (adj)

  • arable – suitable for growing crops (adj)

  • Gratuitous - free, voluntary; unnecessary and unjustified


16 april 2013

16 APRIL 2013

WOD

SAT

  • epiphany – a moment of sudden insight (noun)

  • stupor – mental dullness; state of reduced sensibility (noun)

  • Gustatory - relating to sense of taste


April 2013

APRIL 2013

WOD

SAT

  • sordid – dirty, filthy (adj)

  • precarious – dangerously lacking in security or stability (adj)

  • Sportive - frolicsome, playful


April 20131

APRIL 2013

WOD

SAT

  • diminutive – tiny; of a very small size (adj)

  • titanic – huge and powerful; colossal (adj)

  • Harrowing - extremely distressing, terrifying


April 20132

APRIL 2013

WOD

SAT

  • avaricious - greedy for riches (adj)

  • vernal – spring-like; fresh and young; youthful (adj)

  • Haughty - arrogant; disdainful; blatantly proud; contemptuous


15 november 2011

15 November 2011

WOD

SAT

  • stark – bare; plain (adj)

  • poignant – emotionally moving; painful; distressing (adj)

  • Hearten - encourage; give strength


16 november 2011

16 November 2011

WOD

SAT

  • parable – a simple story illustrating a moral lesson (noun)

  • loomed – appeared in a large or threatening form (verb)

  • Vociferous - Clamorous; outspoken; noisy; vocal.


17 november 2011

17 November 2011

WOD

SAT

  • impregnable – unconquerable; not able to be captured (adj)

  • relinquish – to leave, abandon, surrender, renounce (verb)

  • Hidebound - excessively rigid; dry and stiff


18 november 2011

18 November 2011

WOD

SAT

  • aphorism – a brief, memorable saying that expresses a basic truth (noun)

  • chastisement – punishment (noun)

  • Ilk - type or kind


21 november 2011

21 November 2011

WOD

SAT

  • ulterior – undisclosed; beyond what is openly stated (adj)

  • revel – to make merry; to take great pleasure or delight in (verb)

  • Impasse - blocked path, dilemma with no solution


22 november 2011

22 November 2011

WOD

SAT

  • piqued - offended (adj)

  • impetuous – impulsive; sudden (adj)

  • Impressionable - easily influenced or affected


23 november 2011

23 November 2011

WOD

SAT

  • banal – dull or stale because of overuse (adj)

  • credulity – a tendency to believe too readily (noun)

  • Verbose - Wordy; talkative; profuse


28 november 2011

28 November 2011

WOD

SAT

  • fettered – restrained as with a chain (adj)

  • cessation – a stopping, either forever or for some time (noun)

  • Incipient - embryonic; developing; in the beginning stages.


29 november 2011

29 November 2011

WOD

SAT

  • aperture – opening in a camera through which light passes into the lens (noun)

  • impertinence – a rude, inappropriate, action (noun)

  • Interpolate - to insert; change by adding new words or material


30 november 2011

30 November 2011

WOD

SAT

  • deranged – unsettled; insane (adj)

  • influx – a coming in or flowing in of something (noun)

  • Intractable - Unruly; disobedient.


1 december 2011

1 December 2011

WOD

SAT

  • communal – shared by the community; not private (adj)

  • formidable – causing fear or dread (adj)

  • Intrinsic - Inherent; natural; innate


2 december 2011

2 December 2011

WOD

SAT

  • multifarious – having great variety; diverse (adj)

  • grimace – twisted facial expression (noun) to make such an expression (verb)

  • Inviolable - safe from violation or assault


5 december 2011

5 December 2011

WOD

SAT

  • contemplation – thoughtful inspection (noun)

  • pervade – to spread throughout; to fill (verb)

  • Jettison - Eliminate; discharge.


6 december 2011

6 December 2011

WOD

SAT

  • luminous - giving off light (adj)

  • abashed – embarrassed (adj)

  • Upbraid - Rebuke; scold; criticize


7 december 2011

7 December 2011

WOD

SAT

  • inert – lacking the power to move; inactive (adj)

  • avatar – an incarnation of a god (noun)

  • Juggernaut - huge force destroying everything in its path


8 december 2011

8 December 2011

WOD

SAT

  • defunct – no longer in use or existence; dead (adj)

  • contrition – regret for having done something wrong (noun)

  • Lachrymose - Weepy; tearful.


9 december 2011

9 December 2011

WOD

SAT

  • crevice – a narrow opening caused by a crack or a split (noun)

  • pallor – lack of color; unnatural paleness (noun)

  • Laggard - dawdler, loafer, lazy person


12 december 2011

12 December 2011

WOD

SAT

  • destitute – poor (adj) those living in poverty (noun)

  • interminable – seemingly endless (adj)

  • Lassitude - Fatigue; weariness; debility.


13 december 2011

13 December 2011

WOD

SAT

  • adept – expert; highly skilled (adj)

  • immutable – unchangeable (adj)

  • Toady - flatterer, hanger-on, yes-man


14 december 2011

14 December 2011

WOD

SAT

  • supercilious – characterized by scorn; disdainful (adj)

  • cursory – artificial; done without attention to detail (adj)

  • Loquacious - talkative


15 december 2011

15 December 2011

WOD

SAT

  • euphemism – a word or phrase substituted for a more unpleasant word or phrase (noun)

  • expedient – convenient (adj)

  • Machination - plot or scheme


16 december 2011

16 December 2011

WOD

SAT

  • profound – deep, coming from the depths of one’s being; far-reaching; thoroughly going (adj)

  • indulgence – leniency; forgiveness (noun)

  • Maladroit - Clumsy; unskilled.


19 december 2011

19 December 2011

WOD

SAT

  • arabesque – elaborately designed (adj)

  • hindrances -obstacles; things in the way (noun)

  • Megalomania - mental state with delusions of wealth and power


20 december 2011

20 December 2011

WOD

SAT

  • foreboding – a feeling that something bad will happen (noun)

  • conspicuous – easy to see (adj)

  • Militate - to operate against, work against


21 december 2011

21 December 2011

WOD

SAT

  • annals – historical records or chronicles; history (noun)

  • gibe – to jeer; to taunt (verb)

  • Mollify - to calm or make less severe


22 december 2011

22 December 2011

WOD

SAT

  • forestall – to prevent by acting ahead of time (verb)

  • disparage – to belittle (verb)

  • Monolith - large block of stone


23 december 2011

23 December 2011

WOD

SAT

  • convoluted – intricate, twisted (adj)

  • clarity – the quality or condition of being clear (noun)

  • Mores - customs or manners


3 january 2012

3 January 2012

WOD

SAT

  • imperceptible – almost unnoticeable (adj)

  • august – imposing and magnificent (adj)

  • Nadir - Lowest point.


4 january 2012

4 January 2012

WOD

SAT

  • choleric – irritable, easily angered (adj)

  • aggrieved – wronged (adj)

  • Nefarious - Evil; vile; sinister; wicked.


5 january 2012

5 January 2012

WOD

SAT

  • indignant – feeling or expressing anger or scorn, especially at an injustice (adj)

  • dilapidated – broken down (adj)

  • Negligible - not worth considering


6 january 2012

6 January 2012

WOD

SAT

  • feasible – capable of being done; possible (adj)

  • dire – calling for quick action; urgent (adj)

  • Noisome - Noxious to health.


9 january 2012

9 January 2012

WOD

SAT

  • convulsive - marked by an involuntary muscular contraction (adj)

  • stupefied – dazed; stunned (adj)

  • Sardonic - cynical, scornfully mocking


10 january 2012

10 January 2012

WOD

SAT

  • epitaph – an inscription on a tomb or gravestone (noun)

  • cognitive – having to do with the process of knowing (adj)

  • Restive - Nervous; restless; uneasy


11 january 2012

11 January 2012

WOD

SAT

  • ardent – intensely enthusiastic or devoted (adj)

  • judicious – showing good judgment; wise and careful (adj)

  • Obdurate - Stubborn; intractable


12 january 2012

12 January 2012

WOD

SAT

  • laborious – involving much hard work; difficult (adj)

  • reap – to gather: to clear [as a field] of a crop by cutting (verb)

  • Obsequious - Servile; groveling.


13 january 2012

13 January 2012

WOD

SAT

  • maligned - spoken ill of (adj) spoke ill or evil of someone (verb)

  • manifestation – something that is plainly revealed (noun)

  • Occlude - to shut, block


17 january 2012

17 January 2012

WOD

SAT

  • proficiency – expertise; advancement in knowledge or skill (noun)

  • confer – to grant or bestow (verb)

  • Opulence - wealth


18 january 2012

18 January 2012

WOD

SAT

  • impede – to stand in the way (verb)

  • potency – power (noun)

  • Officious - Meddlesome


19 january 2012

19 January 2012

WOD

SAT

  • indomitable – not easily defeated (adj)

  • elaboration – the addition of numerous details (noun)

  • Palisade - fence made up of stakes


20 january 2012

20 January 2012

WOD

SAT

  • scrutinize – to examine carefully (verb)

  • reap – to gather: to clear {as a field} of a crop by cutting (verb)

  • Panegyric - Elaborate praise, public compliment.


23 january 2012

23 January 2012

WOD

SAT

  • asinine – extremely stupid; ridiculous (adj)

  • odious – highly offensive, inspiring (adj)

  • Paucity - Scarcity; shortage; dearth


24 january 2012

24 January 2012

WOD

SAT

  • revise – to read over carefully and correct, improve, or update (verb)

  • persuade – to cause to do something, esp. by reasoning, urging, etc.: convince (verb)

  • Querulous - Difficult; testy; disagreeable.


25 january 2012

25 January 2012

WOD

SAT

  • expand – spread out; to increase in size, scope, etc.; develop (verb)

  • proficient – highly competent; skilled (adj)

  • Raucous - Harsh; annoying; piercing; shrill


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