THE DOMESTIC US SAT: ESSENTIAL IS 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 the October 2013, November 2013, December 2013, and January 2014 domestic US SATs. ESSENTIAL scored a total of 85 correct answers on these four SATs. 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!

 

OCTOBER SAT: US

1.      AUTOMATON – WORD 107, page 38

2.      CONCILIATION – Word 273, page 82

3.      DERISIVE – Word 139, page 481

4.      DISPARATE – Root 19, page 318

5.      DISQUIET – Word 124, page 44

6.      EPITOMIZE – Word 249, page 76

7.      EVOKE – Word 332, page 100

8.      EXONERATE – Word 115, page 42

9.      FACULTY – Word 127, page 45

10.    FOREBEARANCE – Word 290, page 87

11.    FRANK – Word 7, page 5

12.    GAUDY – Word 596, page 174

13.    IMPASSIONED – Word 479, page 138

14.    INDIGNANT – Word 61, page 24

15.    INDISCRETIONS – Word 584, page 170

16.    INHOSPITBLE – Word 360, page 107

17.    INNATE – Word 127, page 45

18.    MUNDANE – Word 469, page 136

19.    NOVELTY – Root 16, page 318

20.    PARADOX – Word 26, page 11

21.    PLACATE – Word 205, page 66

22.    PUNCTILIOUS – Word 320, page 95

23.    QUOTIDIAN – Word 469, page 136

24.    REVITALIZE – Word 120, page 43

25.    SCHOLARLY – Word 58, page 23

26.    STIPULATION – Word 202, page 65

27.    UBIQUITY – Word 237, page 73

28.    WATERSHED – Word 236, page 73

 

NOVEMBER 2013 SAT: US

1.      ADVOCATE – Word 89, page 33

2.      ANALOGOUS – Word 37, page 14

3.      COGENT – Word 47, page 18

4.      CONTRITE – Word 584, page 170

5.      CONVENTIONAL – Word 2, page 3

6.      DUBIOUS – Word 64, page 25

7.      EMBELLISH – Word 476, page 138

8.      ENTHRALLED – Word 382, page 112

9.      EXUBERANT – Word 52, page 21

10.    FRUGAL – Word 311, page 92

11.    FUNDAMENTAL – Word 459, page 133

12.    HUMDRUM – Word 451, page 132

13.    INCONGRUITY – Word 243, page 75

14.    MEASURED – Word 80, page 29

15.    ROUGH – Word 557, page 161

16.    SERENDIPITY – Word 345, page 103

17.    SERENE -  Word 494, page 142

18.    SPURIOUS – Word 224, page 70

19.    SLANT – Word 437, page 127

20.    TASTELESS – Word 575, page 166

21.    TENACIOUS – Word 487, page 140

22.    VIRTUOSITY – Word 409, page 120

 

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

 

JANUARY 2014 SAT – US

1.      AUDACITY – Word 385, page 113

2.      CONCEDE – Word 42, page 17

3.      CIRCUMVENT – Word 283. Page 85

4.      DIGRESSIVE – Word 453, page 132

5.      ELUSIVE – Word 443, page 130

6.      LAMENT – Word 77, page 28

7.      MALODOROUS – Word 594, page 174

8.      METAPHOR – Word 24, page 10

9.      NOVEL – Root 16, page 318

10.    OMINOUS – Word 15, page 7

11.    PROLIFERATE – Word 339, page 101

12.    QUALIFICATION – Word 35, page 13

13.    SEMINAL – Word 277, page 83

14.    TANGENT – Word 453, page 132

15.    UNEQUIVOCAL – Word 294, page 88

16.    UNPRETENTIOUS – Word 130, page 46

17.    VIGILANT – Word 9, page 5

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