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 and the January and March 2014 Sunday SATs. ESSENTIAL scored a total of 117 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 1, page 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

 

JANUARY 2014 SUNDAY SAT

1.      ANECDOTE – Word 21, page 9

2.      ATYPICAL – Word 19. Page 8

3.      CULTIVATED – Word 579, page 167

4.      CURSORY – Word 301, page 90

5.      DISPARATE – Root 19, page 318

6.      EQUANIMITY – Word 254, page 77

7.      INDISCERNIBLE – Word 137, page 48

8.      INNOVATORS – Word 88, page 33

9.      MULTIFARIOUS – Word 222, page 69

10.    NEBULOUS – Word 309, page 92

11.    PALLID – Word 325, page 96

12.    PERSONIFICATION – Word 25, page 10

13.    PUNCTILIOUS – Word 320, page 95

14.    SALUTARY – Word 286, page 86

15.    SKEPTICISM – Word 64, page 25

16.    STRINGENT – Word 421, page 123

17.    UBIQUITOUS – Word 237, page 73

18.    UNTENABLE – Word 416, page 121

19.    VINDICATED – Word 380, page 112

MARCH 2014 SUNDAY SAT

1.      AFFECTED – Word 38, page 154

2.      ARDUOUS – Word 355, page 105

3.      AUTONOMY – Word 491, page 142

4.      CREDIBLE – Word 482, page 139

5.      DICHOTOMY – Word 226, page 70

6.      ECCENTRIC – Word 233, page 72

7.      ELITE – Word 213, page 67

8.      ELUDE – Word 443, page 130

9.      EMANATE – Word 438, page 127

10.    EMINENT – Word 505, page 145

11.    FACSIMILE – Word 432, page 125

12.    GULLIBLE – Word 224, page 70

13.    INANE – Word 318, page 94

14.    INNOCUOUS – Word 219, page 68

15.    MELANCHOLY – Word 497, page 143

16.    OBJECTIVE – Word 79, page 29

17.    PALLIATIVE – Word 3, page 4

18.    PRODIGY – Word 106, page 38

19.    PROBLEMATIC – Word 489, page 141

20.    REDRESS – Word 214, page 67

21.    RESILIENT – Word 118, page 43

22.    SANGUINE – Word 51, page 21

23.    STILTED – Word 130, page 46

 

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