Vocabulary Building

Sentence Completion – Using Root Words

Sentence completion questions are a big part of the critical reading portion of the SAT and you can do much better on this section by using root words correctly. Yesterday’s post used the root word “phil” but do you know these words? philately  philharmonic  philogynist  philologist  philology  philosophize  philosophy Even without knowing the exact meaning …

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Test Prep Vocabulary – tumult

Today’s Test Prep Vocabulary:  tumult tumult – disorderly agitation, turbulent uprising Word Building: tumere – to be excited or to swell (Latin) Sample Sentence: The Middle East is in a state of almost constant tumult. photo credit  Thanks to Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary for some interesting trivia concerning the word tumult.