SAT ACT Words of the Day

 Words of the Day
I was in the Yale Law School lounge bragging to skeptical fellow students about the size of Hope watermelons.

brag   Speak
v.  say in a boastful manner

skeptical   Speak
a.  not easily convinced; having doubts or reservations
Added on: 2019-02-14
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30 Words list: 2019-02-09, 2018-12-23
jingle   Speak
v. make or cause to make a light metallic ringing sound
to no avail   Speak
ad. without success
He jingled too hard, and one of the dimes fell out; he looked for that dime for hours to no avail.
steamy   Speak
a. sexually exciting or including a lot of sexual activity
hookup   Speak
n. meeting with someone, or to begin a relationship
October, we revisited the all-time steamiest horror movie hookup, and in August, we took a look back at the 13 erotic thrillers from the '90s.
sizzling   Speak
a. very hot, unbearably hot
after hours   Speak
a. after normal working or opening hours, typically those of bars and nightclubs
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proposition   Speak
n. a statement or assertion that expresses a judgment or opinion
on the skids   Speak
ad. in a bad state; failing
It may be a matter of burying his head in the sand rather than facing the proposition of a church that's on the skids.
moron   Speak
n. a stupid person
up-and-coming   Speak
a. making good progress and likely to become successful
You'd have to be a complete moron to be an up-and-coming celebrity who gets involved in the church without Googling it.
prospective   Speak
a. possible, expected or expecting to be something particular in the future
denounce   Speak
v. publicly declare to be wrong or evil
Prospective employees at Immanuel are required to sign off on a series of values, including those that denounce homosexual and affirm traditional marriage.
enlist   Speak
v. enroll or be enrolled in the armed services
lance corporal   Speak
n. military rank, below corporal, typically the lowest non-commissioned officer
After enlisting in the Marines after high school, he served as a lance corporal and tank crewman, earning three medals.
conspire   Speak
v. make secret plans jointly to commit an unlawful or harmful act
hack   Speak
v. gain illegal access to computer or network
There is not a single bit of crime evidence regarding to conspiring with the Russians to hack the Democratic National Committee.
vantage   Speak
n. a place or position affording a good view of something
phantom   Speak
n. unreal image, ghost
From the vantage point around the corner on Judge Street, the houses look like they line a phantom road.
tuck   Speak
v. push, fold, or turn so as to hide them or hold them in place
trio   Speak
n. a group or set of three
Nearby, a small alley tucked between 38 and 40 Hicks St reveals a trio of small houses.
sorority   Speak
n. a society for female students in a university or college, typically for social purposes
slur   Speak
n. allegation about someone to insult others or damage their reputation
A sorority sister at the University of Tennessee was suspended Thursday after video surfaced showing her making a racial slur.
palpable   Speak
a. able to be touched or felt
momentum   Speak
n. impetus gained by a moving object; tendency or influence
We've got a clear mission and a great team; your energy and enthusiasm is palpable, the ideas are flowing, and momentum is building.
stellar   Speak
a. composed of stars; outstanding, marked by eminence and distinction
excursion   Speak
n. movement of something along a path or through an angle
NASA rang in 2019 in stellar style by celebrating a successful excursion to the most distant world ever explored - some billion miles beyond Pluto.
ensemble   Speak
n. a complete costume of harmonizing, complementary clothing and accessories
par   Speak
n. face value of a stock or other security, as distinct from its market value
For a Vogue cover girl, this pricey ensemble is pretty much par for the course; most people, however, wouldn't choose to go sledding in full-on evening wear.
breathtaking   Speak
a, astonishing or awe-inspiring in quality, so as to take one's breath away
roughly   Speak
ad in a manner lacking refinement and precision