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, December 2013, and January 2014 International SATs. ESSENTIAL scored a total of 100 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 2013 INTERNATIONAL SAT

1.      ARDUOUS – Word 355, page 105

2.      AFFECTATION – Word 538, page 154

3.      AUTONOMY – Word 491, page 142

4.      CREDIBLE – Word 482, page 139

5.      DICHOTOMY – Word 226, page 70

6.      DISILLUSION – Word 515, page 148

7.      EMANATE – Word 438, page 127

8.      ELUDE – Word 443, page 130

9.      ECCENTRIC – Word 233, page 72

10.    FACSIMILE – Word 432, page 125

11.    INNOCUOUS – Word 219, page 68

12.    INANE – Word 318, page 94

13.    MELANCHOLY – Word 497, page 143

14.    NOMADIC – Word 516, page 148

15.    OBJECTIVE – Word 79, page 29

16.    PALLIATIVE – Word 3, page 4

17.    PRODIGY – Word 106, page 38

18.    PROBLEMATIC – Word 489, page 141

19.    PRETENTIOUS – Word 70, page 26

20.    REDRESS – Word 214, page 67

21.    RESILIENT – Word 118, page 43

22.    SANGUINE – Word 51, page 21

23.    STILTED – Word 130, page 46

 

NOVEMBER 2013 INTERNATIONAL SAT

1.      CAPTURE – Word 545, page 158

2.      CHAMPION – Word 89, page 33

3.      CHURLISH – Word 366, page 108

4.      CONCESSION – Word 42, page 17

5.      CREDIBLE – Word 482, page 139

6.      CURTAIL – Word 349, page 104

7.      EMPHATIC – Word 54, page 22

8.      HERALD – Word 484, page 140

9.      HEYDAY – Word 463, page 134

10.    IDIOSYNCRASY – Word 233, page 72

11.    IMPASSE – Word 354, page 105

12.    LARGESSE – Word 378, page 111

13.    LOQUACITY – Word 169, page 58

14.    MEASURE – Word 80, page 29

15.    MELANCHOLY – Word 497, page 143

16.    QUAGMIRE – Word 436, page 126

17.    SOPORIFIC – Word 241, page 74

18.    STRINGENT – Word 241, page 123

19.    VINDICTIVE – Word 202, page 65

20.    YIELD – Word 570, page 165

 

DECEMBER 2013 INTERNATIONAL 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

 

JANUARY 2014 INTERNATIONAL SAT

1.      ACERBIC – Word 247, page 76

2.      ADHERENCE – Word 472, page 137

3.      AMELIORATE – Word 342, page 102

4.      ANECDOTE – Word 21, page 9

5.      ANTEDILUVIAN – Word 152, page 54

6.      BEMOAN – Word 373, page 110

7.      CHICANERY – Word 231, page 72

8.      COPIOUS – Word 235, page 73

9.      DISCERN – Word 17, page 7

10.    DISCRIMINATION – Word 554, page 161

11.    DISPARITY – Word 447, page 131

12.    ELITE – Word 213, page 67

13.    LOQUACITY – Word 169, page 58

14.    METAPHOR – Word 24, page 10

15.    NUANCE – Word 225, page 70

16.    PARADOXICAL – Word 26, page 11

17.    PERSONIFICATION – Word 25, page 10

18.    PRECLUDE – Word 357, page 106

19.    PROVISIONAL – Word 368, page 109

20.    SKEPTICISM – Word 64, page 25

21.    SOLICITOUS – Word 456, page 133

22.    SOLEMN – Word 449, page 131

23.    UNIQUE – Word 135, page 47

24.    UNSAVORY – Word 126, page 45

25.    VIRTUOSITY – Word 409, page 120

26.    WRONGHEADED – Word 231, page 72

27.    ZEALOUS – Word 100. Page 36

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