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SAT vocabulary word pictures and practice

SAT vocabulary word pictures and practice

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  • 1.
    • Savory
    • (SAY-voh-ree)
    • Definition:
    • Having a salty or sharp taste or smell; not sweet. Something you would describe as tasty or full of flavor.
    Maria Alejandra was eating a savory potato chip.
  • 2.
    • Scrupulous
    • (SKROO-peu-lus)
    • Definition:
    • Careful in attending to small details; particular to the point of being suspicious that someone may be trying to cheat you.
    Santiago is very scrupulous when he is counting his money.
  • 3.
    • Servile
    • (SER-vail)
    • Definition:
    • Submissive or fawning in attitude or behavior; serving another; willingness to do what others ask of you.
    Santiago’s attitude towards Mariana was servile .
  • 4.
    • Slough
    • (sluff)
    • Definition:
    • Any outer covering that can be shed or cast off; to not bother to complete or decide not to do
    Mariana didn’t do her homework; she sloughed off her responsibility. The snake sloughed off its skin.
  • 5.
    • Solemnity
    • (sah-LEHM-ni-tee)
    • Definition:
    • Being serious, earnest; solemn or respectful in actions and attitude.
    The pope is a symbol of solemnity as he is always concerned about lives of the Catholic people .
  • 6.
    • Somber
    • (Sahm-BER)
    • Definition:
    • Grave or even glooming character; very serious or solemn in nature Soldiers in war often have somber looks on their faces.
  • 7.
    • Spendthrift
    • (SPEHND-thrift)
    • Definition:
    • Someone who saves and doesn't spend their money foolishly.
    Santiago is a spendthrift ; he saves every dime he makes .
  • 8.
    • Stagnant
    • (STAG-nent)
    • Definition:
    • Standing still, not flowing, therefore dirty or unhealthy; not progressing
    Santiago was looking into a tube at the stagnant water which was as stagnant as his progress in English class.
  • 9.
    • Stoic
    • (STOH-ik)
    • Definition:
    • Enduring or difficulties without complaining.
    Santiago was very stoic during an arm wrestling contest; it was difficult but he didn't cry or quit.