THE DECEMBER SAT’S: ESSENTIAL WAS ESSENTIAL

I am very proud and pleased to report that my new book THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO CRITICAL READING AND VOCABULARY performed exceptionally well on all three DECEMBER 2013 SATs. ESSENTIAL scored a total of 74 correct answers on these tests. In addition, ESSENTIAL contained a large number of words that were wrong answers. It is important to remember that ESSENTIAL is more than just a vocabulary book. It devotes 7 chapters (and almost 300 practice examples) to Sentence Completions and 10 chapters to Critical Reading. So study ESSENTIAL and be an indomitable warrior on the SAT!

DECEMBER 2013 SAT – US

1.      ABATE – Word 376, page 111

2.      ANECDOTE – Word 21, page 9

3.      CAPRICIOUS – Word 161, page 57

4.      FECKLESS – Word 284, page 85

5.      INCREDULOUS – Word 267, page 81

6.      IRONY – Word 28, page 11

7.      LAUD – Word 428, page 124

8.      PLACID – Root 21, page 318

9.      PLIABLE – Word 535, page 154

10.    PROTEAN – Word 145, page 52

11.    SHELVE – Word 564, page 163

12.    SKEPTICAL – Word 64, page 25

13.    STAPLE – Word 571, page 165

14.    TACITURN – Word 304, page 90

15.    TERSE – Word 16, page 7

16.    VERISIMILITUDE – Root 31, page 320

17.    VIGILANT – Word 9, page 5

18.    ZEALOUS – Word 388, page 114

DECEMBER 2013 SAT – INTERNATIONAL

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

DECEMBER 2013 SAT – SUNDAY

1.      ACUMEN – Root 315

2.      AMALGAMATE – Word 258, page 78

3.      CHAOTIC – Word 445, page 130

4.      CONDESCENSION – Word 508, page 146

5.      DISPIRITED – Word 494, page 142

6.      ELUSIVE – Word 443, page 130

7.      EPIPHANY – Word 379, page 111

8.      EVOCATIVE – Word 332, page 100

9.      FURTIVE – Word 582, page 169

10.    HAIL – Word 428, page 124

11.    HINDER – Word 200, page 63

12.    INDELIBLE – Word 253, page 77

13.    MORIBUND – Word 143, page 52

14.    PITHY – Word 324, page 96

15.    REFUTE – Word 44, page 18

16.    RESIGNATION – Word 558, page 43

17.    REVITALIZE – Word 120, page 43

18.    SCHISM – Word 323, page 96

19.    SURPASS – Word 506, page 145

20.    SYMBIOSIS – Word 520, page 149

21.    TACITURN – Word 304, page 90

22.    TEMPER – Word 563, page 163

23.    TENACIOUS – Word 487, page 140

24.    TRANSGRESSION – Word 433, page 126

25.    UNWARRANTED – Word 133, page 47

26.    VOLATILE – Word 287, page 86

 

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