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Discus: SAT/ACT Tests and Test Preparation: October 2003 Archive: Tough vocab
By Matlm (Matlm) on Monday, October 13, 2003 - 02:43 am: Edit

what vocab words did you guys mind most tough on the October SAT

By Jason817 (Jason817) on Monday, October 13, 2003 - 10:54 am: Edit

surprisingly, there were very few, if any extremely tough vocab. I guess 'perspicacity' was kinda tough but you could tell what that meant with the analogy. I didn't know what 'tightrope' or 'gaffe' meant

By Akaflex (Akaflex) on Monday, October 13, 2003 - 11:05 am: Edit

busybody

By Gneugen (Gneugen) on Monday, October 13, 2003 - 11:54 am: Edit

mitigating was the toughest for me.. had it down to two, between mitigating and dilating, I knew dilating meant to expand (not to delay as i was looking for) BUT people always mispronounce that word as dialating, so i assumed that the root of dilat (like dilatory) made it having to do with postponement or something similar... but i was wrong ;(

By Soulofheaven8 (Soulofheaven8) on Monday, October 13, 2003 - 12:53 pm: Edit

Only 1 word I didn't know: Demarcate

By Jason817 (Jason817) on Monday, October 13, 2003 - 01:01 pm: Edit

I knew demarcate because it was on the last PSAT I took.

By Matlm (Matlm) on Monday, October 13, 2003 - 01:03 pm: Edit

It means to either seperate or set up bounderies right?

By Mk1o3o (Mk1o3o) on Monday, October 13, 2003 - 01:18 pm: Edit

what was the answer to the 'perspicacity' analogy?

By Bdiddy (Bdiddy) on Monday, October 13, 2003 - 03:15 pm: Edit

I'd say banal, demarcate, and caustic. This test was fairly straightforward. There really wasn't any hard vocab.

By Jason817 (Jason817) on Monday, October 13, 2003 - 03:24 pm: Edit

"what was the answer to the 'perspicacity' analogy?"

assiduous:diligent

By Bobbyh (Bobbyh) on Monday, October 13, 2003 - 03:30 pm: Edit

demarcate means to draw a boundary or boundaries

By Liera (Liera) on Monday, October 13, 2003 - 03:30 pm: Edit

oh and that large animal one... starts with "V".. i picked sparrow:aerial instead of elephant:terrestrial.

By Jason817 (Jason817) on Monday, October 13, 2003 - 03:32 pm: Edit

Leviathan:Aquatic was elephant:terrestrial. I put sparrow:aerial as well

By Cutie314 (Cutie314) on Monday, October 13, 2003 - 04:15 pm: Edit

what was the answer to the demarcate analogy?
also...the hotel: lodging one?...i know one answer was kitchen: dining...but i alwasy think of a kitchen as the place to make food and not eat it...so i put warehouse: storage....a hotel offers lodging ...warehouse offers storage....i dunno
yeah, the elephant, sparrow question was cruel

By Matlm (Matlm) on Monday, October 13, 2003 - 04:22 pm: Edit

yeah kitchen:dining would not work. A kitchen by deffination is a place where food is prepared.

By Cutie314 (Cutie314) on Monday, October 13, 2003 - 04:27 pm: Edit

yay!

By Jason817 (Jason817) on Monday, October 13, 2003 - 04:37 pm: Edit

"what was the answer to the demarcate analogy? "

assess:value

By Culovv (Culovv) on Monday, October 13, 2003 - 11:54 pm: Edit

I just said "demarcate" out loud and i suddenly understood exactly what it was without looking at the definition, but on the test i had no idea. Guess i gotta hear some words to actually get it...

By Techieguy (Techieguy) on Wednesday, October 15, 2003 - 03:08 pm: Edit

i had not idea what a sleuth was.

By Crypto86 (Crypto86) on Wednesday, October 15, 2003 - 03:28 pm: Edit

Yeah - I thought most of the vocab was pretty decent. I didn't know what perspicacity meant, but I got demarcate. Not that bad at all.

By Chrisjr (Chrisjr) on Wednesday, October 15, 2003 - 04:03 pm: Edit

were there any prep books that were particularly helpful with the vocab?

By Xiggi (Xiggi) on Wednesday, October 15, 2003 - 04:11 pm: Edit

http://images.amazon.com/images/P/0133683176.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg

http://www.quia.com/jg/341032.html

By Mk1o3o (Mk1o3o) on Wednesday, October 15, 2003 - 05:38 pm: Edit

good one xiggi..


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