I am very proud and pleased to report that my new book THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO CRITICAL READING AND VOCABULARY has performed exceptionally well on the October, November, and December 2013 Sunday SATs. ESSENTIAL scored a total of 75 direct hits on the words listed below. It is important to remember that ESSENTIAL is more than just a vocabulary book. It devotes 7 chapters (and almost 300 practice questions) to Sentence Completions and 10 chapters to Critical Reading.

OCTOBER SUNDAY SAT

 1.      ANALOGY – Word 36, page 14

 2.      APPREHENSIVE – Word 595, page 174

 3.      AUTONOMY – Word 491, page 142

 4.      CHRONOLOGICAL – Root 21, page 318

 5.      COMPLACENT – Root 21, page 318

 6.      EMPHATIC – Word 54, page 22

 7.      FUNDAMENTAL – Word 459, page 133

 8.      INSIDIOUS – Word 220, page 68

 9.      INTRICATE – Word 504, page 145

 10.    LOQUACIOUS – Word 169, page 58

 11.    MILIEU – Word 431, page 125

 12.    NEMESIS – Word 104, page 38

 13.    ORNATE – Word 541, page 157

 14.    PARADOXICAL – Word 26, page 11

 15.    PURIST – Word 105, page 38

 16.    PERNICIOUS – Word 266, page 81

 17.    REFRACTORY – Word 271, page 82

 18.    SANGUINE – Word 51, page 21

 19.    SKEPTICAL – Word 64, page 25

 20.    SUCCUMB – Word 393, page 115

 21.    TENACIOUS – Word 487, page 140

NOVEMBER SUNDAY 2013 SAT

 1.      ABSTEMIOUS – Word 452, page 132

 2.      AMELIORATE – Word 342, page 102

 3.      ANALOGY – Word 36, page 14

 4.      EDIFY – Word 246, page 75

 5.      ENIGMATIC – Word 333, page 100

 6.      EXACERBATE – Word 478, page 138

 7.      ICONOCLAST – Word 85, page 32

 8.      MALICIOUS – Word 140, page 49

 9.      MOCK – Word 481, page 139

 10.    NUANCE – Word 225, page 70

 11.    OBSTINATE – Word 166, page 58

 12.    OBSTREPEROUS – Word 234, page 72

 13.    OLFACTORY – Word 524, page 150

 14.    PARADOX – Word 26, page 11

 15.    PARITY – Word 447, page 131

 16.    PERSEVERE – Word 590, page 171

 17.    PRAGMATIC – Word 4, page 4

 18.    PROPONENT – Word 89, page 33

 19.    REMUNERATE – Word 426, page 124

 20.    ROUGH – Word 557, page 161

 21.    SAVOR – Word 492, page 142

 22.    SCENARIO – Word 460, page 134

 23.    SELF-DEPRECATE – Word 400, page 117

 24.    SKEPTICAL – Word 64, page 25

 25.    SKEWER – Word 577, page 167

 26.    SYNTHESIZE – Word 258, page 78

 27.    UNDAUNTED – Word 125, page 45

 28.    VITRIOLIC – Word 338, page 101

DECEMBER 2013 SUNDAY SAT

 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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