In this lesson, our instructor Rebekah Hendershot goes through an introduction on Some essential SAT vocabulary. She reviews the terms: naïve, exemplify, erratic, forbear, discern, autonomy, eradicate, abstruse, rhetoric, and substantiate.
The erratic flight of a bumblebee helps it to avoid predators.
(v) to refrain from; to be patient or self-controlled
Connected to forbearance
The hardest part of taking the SAT is the fact that you must forbear from looking at other students during the test.
(v) to catch sight of; to recognize and understand
Connected to discerning and discernment
Charlie can discern meaning in even the most mysterious statements.
(n) independence; self-determination
Connected to autonomous
After many years of war, South Sudan won autonomy from Sudan and became the worlds newest nation.
(v) to get rid of as if by tearing it up by the roots; to abolish
Connected to eradication
William Wilberforce fought to eradicate slavery in England.
(adj) difficult to understand
Sherlock Holmes is always bored when he doesnt have a mystery to solve; he begs Dr. Watson to give him the most obscure puzzle, the most abstruse cryptogram to keep his mind occupied.
(n) the art of using language effectively and persuasively
Connected to rhetorical
The senators use of rhetoric won him a great deal of support; everyone admired how he spoke and how he persuaded people to vote for him.
(v) to support with proof or evidence; to verify
Connected to substantial and substantive
Can you substantiate your charges, or are you just going to accuse me of terrible deeds without any proof?
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 10
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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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