I am very proud and pleased to report that my new book The Essential Guide to Critical Reading and Vocabulary performed exceptionally well on the November 2013 International SAT. Essential scored a total of 30 direct hits on the words listed below. It is important to remember that Essential is more than just a vocabulary book. It devoted 7 chapters (and almost 300 practice questions) to Sentence Completions and 10 chapters to Critical Reading. So study Essential and be an indomitable warrior on the SAT!

1. ADAMANT – Word 165, page 58
2. ANECDOTE – Word 21, page 9
3. ASSIDUOUS – Word 396, page 116
4. ATYPICAL – Word 19, page 8
5. CIRCUMVENT – Word 283, page 85
6. CONFOUND – Word 372, page 110
7. CONSENSUS – Word 517, page 148
8. DISCONCERTING – Word 272, page 82
9. ELUDE – Word 443, page 130
10. EPHEMERAL – Word 250, page 76
11. EVOCATIVE – Word 332, page 100
12. EXHILARATE – Word 60, page 23
13. FURNISH – Word 559, page 162
14. FLOP – Word 501, page 144
15. FUNDAMENTALLY – Word 459, page 133
16. IDEALISTIC – Word 4, page 4
17. INDIGNANT – Word 61, page 24
18. INSCRUTABLE – Word 308, page 91
19. IRONY – Word 28, page 11
20. NEOPHYTE – Word 94, page 35
21. NOVELTY – Root 16, page 318
22. NOVICE – Root 16, page 318
23. POMPOUS – Word 70, page 26
24. PEREMPTORY – Word 20, page 8
25. PINPOINT – Word 502, page 144
26. SELF-DEPRECATING – Word 400, page 117
27. SIMILE – Word 23, page 10
28. SNIDE – Word 392, page 115
29. TRIFLING – Word 148, page 53
30. VERSATILITY – Word 498, page 143

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