In this lesson, our instructor Rebekah Hendershot goes through an introduction on Some essential SAT vocabulary. She reviews the terms: linguistics, commemorate, candid, callous, brevity, benign, connoisseur, anachronism, prestige, and vindictive.
The professor of linguistics speaks twelve living languages and four dead ones.
(v) to serve as a memorial of; to honor the memory of by some observance
Connected to commemoration and commemorative
The Lincoln Memorial commemorates the sixteenth president of the United States.
(adj) completely honest; straightforward
Connected to candor
The violinist surprised everyone with his extremely candid remarks about what life was really like in an orchestra.
(adj) emotionally hardened; unfeeling
Connected to callousness
The bully was callous toward other students; he didnt care how they felt when he was cruel to them.
(n) the quality or state of being brief in duration
Connected to breviary and abbreviate
The only thing I liked about that book was its brevity; it didnt take me long to finish reading it.
Brevity is the soul of wit.
(adj) kind and gentle
Connected to malign
The biopsy showed that the cyst was benign; it wasnt dangerous, and it wasnt cancer.
Elaine is a benign presence in my life; she is always there with a kind word when I need her.
(n) an expert judge in an art or matters of taste
Connected to reconnaissance
Elton is a connoisseur of fine wines; he knows everything about them and always enjoys an excellent vintage.
(n) the representation of something as existing or happening in the wrong time period
Connected to anachronistic and chronological
In William Shakespeares Julius Caesar, the chiming of the clock is an anachronism; there were no mechanical clocks in ancient Rome.
(n) a reputation or influence arising from success, achievement, and/or rank
Connected to prestigious
Yo-Yo Mas skill as a cellist has won him great prestige in the world of classical music.
(adj) disposed to seek revenge; revengeful, spiteful
Connected to vindictiveness
In Great Expectations, Miss Havisham is a vindictive character; everything she does works toward her revenge against those who have offended her.
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 9
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