SAT ACT Words of the Day

 Words of the Day
If the drop tests, which will be conducted from stratospheric balloons, repeat past tearing problems, the rover mission will have to be postponed.

stratospheric   Speak
a.  relating to the layer of the earth's atmosphere extending to about 50 km above the earth's surface

rover   Speak
n.  a vehicle for driving over rough terrain
Added on: 2020-01-19
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30 Words list: 2020-01-05, 2019-10-06
spearhead   Speak
v. lead an attack or movement
disruptive   Speak
a. causing or tending to cause disorder or trouble
destabilize   Speak
v. upset the stability of; cause unrest in
In the public statement about the spearheading's death, the prime minister said he had been responsible for a pattern of disruptive, destabilizing behavior in the region.
magnum   Speak
n. a thing of a type that is larger than normal, in particular
opus   Speak
n. any artistic work, especially one on a large scale
So concluded the historian Arnold Toynbee in his 12-volume magnum opus A Study of History, which was an exploration of the rise and fall of 28 different civilizations.
prequel   Speak
n. a story or movie containing events that precede those of an existing work
spin-off   Speak
n. a byproduct or incidental result of a larger project
There was talk of releasing a Star Wars film every year; of an interconnected universe stitched together through a combination of sequels, prequels, and spin-offs.
evangelist   Speak
n. a person who seeks to convert others to the Christian faith, especially by public preaching
resurrection   Speak
n. state of one risen from the dead
At huge rallies, German evangelist Bonnke claimed to heal people using the powers of God, and he also told followers he had witnessed resurrections.
purport   Speak
v. appear or claim to be or do something, profess
leniency   Speak
n. fact or quality of being more merciful or tolerant than expected
media outlet   Speak
n. a newspaper, television company or other mass media which publishes news stories
On the Internet, The media outlet has published a video purporting to show Wang pleading for leniency during a 2016 trial.
trove   Speak
n. a store of valuable or delightful things
infiltrate   Speak
v. access to somewhere surreptitiously and gradually, especially to acquire secret information
Wang is seeking asylum in Australia after he has offered a trove of confidential information, such as his organization having infiltrated into some universities.
remorseful   Speak
a. annoyed, regretful, vexed
hindsight   Speak
n. understanding of a situation or event only after it has happened or developed
Prince Andrew was, if not remorseful, then clear that with hindsight he had done the wrong thing.
intercession   Speak
n. the action of intervening on behalf of another
preeminent   Speak
a. surpassing all others; very distinguished in some way
His request was aided by the intercession of the public Polish TV network, and the support of Poland's preeminent World War II expert, who approved the script.
enmity   Speak
n. state or feeling of being actively opposed or hostile to someone
longstanding   Speak
a. having existed or continued for a long time
push back   Speak
v. delay something; postpone; oppose or resist a plan
Turkey has a longstanding enmity with the Kurds and wants to push back the YPG from its border.
painstaking   Speak
a. extremely careful and correct, and involving a lot of effort
post-mortem   Speak
n. a medical examination of a dead person's body in order to find out the cause of death
As the painstaking process of 39 individual post-mortem examinations begin, a Chinese newspaper said that the UK and Europe must accept responsibility for the deaths.
short-change   Speak
v. give less than the correct amount of change to
prosthetic   Speak
a. denoting an artificial body part, such as a limb, a heart, or a breast implant
The sequel short-changes Angelina Jolie's heroine, of the glaring green contact lenses, black horns on her head and ultra-sharp prosthetic cheekbones.
debacle   Speak
n. a sudden failure
jog   Speak
v. rouse to alertness
vibe   Speak
n. atmosphere of a place as communicated to and felt by others
The Thomas Cook debacle should jog policymakers into realizing that few travelers merely sign up to a package based on a destination's climate or vibes.
prompt   Speak
v. give or show without delay
whistle-blower   Speak
n. one who reveals something covert or who informs against another