Today’s Test Prep Vocabulary: agrarian
agrarian – having to do with the land, especially having to do with farming, the countryside, or pastoral land
agr- land (Latin) from the Latin stem or ager
Many people travel great distances to enjoy the agrarian festivities of the Dutchess County Fair.
Today’s Test Prep Vocabulary: tranquil
tranquil – peaceful
qui, quil,quit – meaning to rest as in quiet, acquittal, or acquiesce
The babysitter enjoyed the tranquility of the twins’ nap time.
Today’s Test Prep Vocabulary: respite
respite – to take a break from especially a break from something stressful
Even the most studious individuals need a respite from test prep once in a while.
Today’s Test Prep Vocabulary: languid
languid – lazy, listless, slow
lax – loose as in relax or lackadaisical (PIE)
The runner fell into a languid state after completing the marathon; he felt he could not move another step.
Today’s Root is a prefix – bene-
– good, well
beneficial – advantageous
benevolent – intending goodness over profit
The town will host a benefit for the family with the sick child.
Today’s Test Prep Vocabulary: therapeutic
therapeutic – to make feel better, medicinal, curative
-tic – primarily used to form adjectives from nouns (Greek)
Physical activity provides a therapeutic outlet for many people.
Today’s Test Prep Vocabulary: eulogize
eulogize – to speak or write high praises
eulogy – to speak or write highly of a deceased individual
eu – well (Greek)
logia, logos, legein – speech, to speak highly of
The valedictorian eulogized his favorite teacher at the senior dinner.
Today’s Root: qui (t)
– rest, quiet
tranquil – peaceful
acquit – to release, settle, or free from guilt
The friends had been studying every day, but now that exams were over, they were looking forward to a tranquil day at the beach.
Today’s Test Prep Vocabulary: accolade
accolade – high praise as in honors bestowed upon a knight
ad – to (Latin)
collum – neck as in to hug, embrace, or congratulate with a hug around the neck (Latin)
-ade suffix forming nouns usually showing action (Latin)
When searching for letters of recommendation, find someone who knows you well and is willing to sing your accolades.