The Wednesday PSAT is tomorrow! The one question all of my students are asking is: “Which words do you think will be on the test?” My best answer is to study the 150 Word List that you can find at the InsiderTestPrep PSAT Prep Center. However, for students who want a shorter “the night before list” here are my TOP 33 words. Why 33? It is my lucky number!

1. ANTITHETICAL – direct opposite
2. BROACH – to bring up; as to broach a topic
3. CHANNEL – a pathway along which ideas and information flow
4. CONFOUND – puzzle; confuse; perplex
5. CONSTITUENT – group of core supporters
6. DEMARCATION – to draw a line or boundary
7. DISINGENUOUS – crafty, deceitful, not candid, not frank
8. ENMITY – deep-seated dislike; animosity
9. ENTHRALLED – fascinated; entranced
10. EXACTING – very precise; exact
11. EXCORIATE – harshly critical
12. EXTEMPORIZE – to speak without notes; impromptu
13. FECUND – very fertile
14. HISTRIONIC – theatrical; exaggerated emotional display
15. HUBRIS – excessive pride
16. INTERLOPER – intruder; unwelcome guest
17. INTRANSIGENT – stubborn, obstinate
18. MISANTHROPIC – dislike of humanity; scorn for people
19. MITIGATE – lessen; alleviate
20. MORIBUND – dying out; stagnant, fading out
21. ORNATE – flowery language OR elaborate decoration
22. PLATITUDE – commonplace; lacking originality
23. POLITIC – diplomatic; tactful
24. PROLIFERATION – multiple rapidly
25. PROPHETIC – to foretell future events; prescient
26. REPROBATE – a morally unprincipled person
27. SEDENTARY – staying in one place; not migratory
28. SEMINAL – an original idea; a primary creative thought
29. SOPORIFIC – causing drowsiness; sleep-inducing
30. TOADY – a sycophant; a person who flatters for self-serving
reasons
31. UNCORROBORATED – unsubstantiated; unsupported by
evidence
32. UNCOUTH – boorish; deplorable manners; disrespectful
33. UNFETTERED – literally without chains and thus free and open

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