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SAT vocabulary word pictures and practice

SAT vocabulary word pictures and practice

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      • 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.
      • 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.
      • 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 .
      • 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.
      • 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 . vpcatholicyouth.wordpress.com
      • Somber
      • (Sahm-BER)
      • Definition:
      • Grave or even glooming character; very serious or solemn in nature
      skylighters.org Soldiers in war often have somber looks on their faces.
      • Spendthrift
      • (SPEHND-thrift)
      • Definition:
      • Someone who saves and doesn't spend their money foolishly.
      Santiago is a spendthrift ; he saves every dime he makes .
      • 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.
      • 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.