In this lesson, our instructor Rebekah Hendershot goes through an introduction on Some essential SAT vocabulary. She reviews the terms: precursor, consensus, sufficient, allege, afflict, disposition, adverse, charisma, volatile, and oblivious.
(n) a person or thing that precedes, as in job or method; forerunner
Connected to predecessor
Lightning is a common precursor to thunder.
(n) solidarity of opinion; general agreement or harmony
After much discussion, we finally came to the consensus that dark chocolate was better than milk chocolate in everything except Hershey Kisses.
(adj) adequate for the purpose; enough
My grandfather always taught me that each days trouble is sufficient; theres no need to go looking for more because you already have enough.
(v) to assert without proof
Connected to allegedly and allegation
Robert alleges that I ate his sandwich when he wasnt looking, but he cant prove a thing as long as he doesnt notice the crumbs on my shirt.
(v) to distress with emotional or bodily pain
Connected to affliction and afflicted
The job of a journalist is to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable.
(n) mental outlook; characteristic attitude
Annas sweet disposition made her the best-liked person in the class.
(adj) unfavorable; opposing ones interests or desires
Connected to adversary and adversity
I had an adverse reaction to the medication; I began to cough violently after taking it.
A true friend will stand by you even in adversity.
(n) a personal magnetism that enables an individual to attract or influence people
Connected to charismatic
The salesmans personal charisma was so great that people would believe anything he said, and buy whatever he was selling.
(adj) evaporating rapidly; tending or threatening to erupt in violence; explosive
Connected to volatility
The volatile chemicals reacted with a bang when I mixed them together.
His volatile temper got him into a fight on his first day at his new school.
(adj) unmindful or unaware; forgetful
Connected to oblivion
The magazine article was so interesting that I kept reading it, oblivious to the fact that my soup was boiling over on the stove.
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 3
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