In this lesson, our instructor Rebekah Hendershot goes through an introduction on Some essential SAT vocabulary. She reviews the terms: erroneous, prudent, frivolous, indignation, credulous, longevity, misconceive, context, forebode, and predilection.
(adj) containing or characterized by error : mistaken.
Connected to errors and errant
Your report on wolverines was full of erroneous information; these relatives of the weasel do not actually sprout metal claws from their hands like the superhero.
(adj) wisely careful; showing good judgment.
Connected to prudence and prude
It was a prudent decision to carry jumper cables in the trunk of your car; when your battery died, you were able to get a jump-start.
(adj) of little weight or importance
b : having no sound basis (as in fact or law)
Connected to frivolity
The frivolous lawsuit demanded a million dollars from a coffee shop after a customer spilled hot coffee on himself.
(n) strong displeasure at something considered unjust, offensive, insulting or biased.
Connected to indignant and dignity
He was indignant
at the suggestion that he had taken bribes, and told anyone who would listen how honest he was and what a grave insult the accusation was.
(adj) ready to believe, especially on slight or uncertain evidence
Connected to incredulous and credulity
The credulous Pirates of Penzance believed the Major-General was an orphan just because he said so!
(n) long life; length of life.
Tortoises are well-known for their longevity; some have lived to be more than 200 years old.
(v) to interpret wrongly; misunderstand
Connected to misconception
The common misconception
that cats always land on their feet can easily be disproved by anyone whos ever seen my cat tumble off the couch.
(n) the parts before and after a statement that can influence its meaning.
Connected to subtext
In the context of a conversation about baseball, it doesnt make any sense to start talking about touchdowns.
(v) to predict, warn, forecast, foresee (especially something bad).
Connected to foreboding
We had a feeling of foreboding
as we watched the black thunderclouds roll in over our cabin with its leaky roof.
(n) a partiality; preference.
Connected to diligent
My cousin has a predilection for telling tall tales; hes always trying to convince somebody that he once caught a twenty-foot-long trout.
Recommended supplementary material to view SAT questions featured in lesson answer guides: The Official SAT Study Guide by the College Board.
Essential SAT Vocab: Part 1
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Educator.com recommends The Official SAT Study Guide published by The College Board, the administrators of the actual SAT test. In it, you will find additional practice questions and a review of all subjects, along with 10 official SAT practice tests. Our instructors work through several of the practice tests in real time, going through their thought processes and test-taking tips.
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