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Test Prep Vocabulary – capricious

Today’s Test Prep Vocabulary:  capricious unpredictable, impulsive Word Building: (Italian) capriccio – sudden start or motion Sample Sentence: The toddler’s capricious behavior in the candy store was driving his babysitter insane. photo credit

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The Presidential Election and Liberal Bias on Campus

With the presidential election underway, is there a true liberal bias on campus? Tonight, the next president of the United States of America will be chosen. Whether it is Mitt Romney or Barack Obama, this president will choose the future and direction of our country and possibly the entire world. With such emphasis on the…

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Today’s Test Prep Vocabulary – punctilious

Today’s Test Prep Vocabulary:  punctilious strict adherence to rule close attention to detail or etiquette Word Building: puntum – to puncture or prick (Latin Sample Sentence: The valedictorian always checks her papers punctiliously before handing them in. photo credit

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Test Prep Vocabulary – nonagenarian

Today’s Test Prep Vocabulary:  nonagenarian a person in his nineties Word Building: nona (novem) – nine (Latin) + gen (e/o) – having to do with one’s birth (genesis, generation, gene) + ian – relating to Sample Sentence: In lieu of a typical SAT sentence, today I would like to honor my Grandfather, William Slattery. Today…

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Test Prep Vocabulary – Root Words – mono

Today’s Root:  mono- one, only, single, sole Word Building: monotheistic – belief in the one God monotone – one tone of voice monopoly – one business Sample Sentence: There are many words using the prefix “mono.” Can you discover the meanings of monogamy, monoxide, or monopoly? What other mono– words can you figure out? photo credit

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Test Prep Vocabulary – agrarian

Today’s Test Prep Vocabulary:  agrarian agrarian – having to do with the land, especially having to do with farming, the countryside, or pastoral land Word Building: agr- land (Latin) from the Latin stem or ager Sample Sentence: Many people travel great distances to enjoy the agrarian festivities of the Dutchess County Fair. photo credit

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Test Prep Vocabulary

  Today’s Test Prep Vocabulary:  tranquil tranquil – peaceful Word Building: qui, quil,quit – meaning to rest as in quiet, acquittal, or acquiesce Sample Sentence: The babysitter enjoyed the tranquility of the twins’ nap time. photo credit

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