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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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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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