Today’s Word

Test Prep Vocabulary – abolish

Today’s Test Prep Vocabulary:  abolish eliminate Word Building: abolere – to destroy, to stop or slow the growth of (Latin) Sample Sentence: The Emancipation Proclamation abolished slavery in the United States; however, many nations around the world still allow this baneful practice. photo credit

Test Prep Vocabulary – diligent

Today’s Test Prep Vocabulary:  diligent adjective to mean hard working, persevering Word Building:  legere – to select, to choose, to love diligently diligence Sample Sentence: The slack hand impoverishes, but the hand of the diligent enriches. (Proverbs 10:4) photo credit

Test Prep Vocabulary – baneful

Today’s Test Prep Vocabulary:  baneful causing ruin, harmful, pernicious Word Building: bane – thought to be from bana meaning to slay, murder -ful – suffix meaning “full of,” “to have a tendency toward,” “able to” Sample Sentence: Hurricane Sandy is having a baneful effect on much of the Northeast. photo credit

Today’s Test Prep Vocabulary – inconspicuous

Today’s Test Prep Vocabulary:  inconspicuous not noticeable, blending in Word Building: Latin in – not com- (Could also be seen as con- or co-) – with or together specere – scopium – to look carefully Sample Sentence: The hunter did his best to look inconspicuous. photo credit

Test Prep Vocabulary – forlorn

Today’s Test Prep Vocabulary:  forlorn dejected, desolate, woebegone, lonely Word Building: Possibly from root of leu or loose/loss (Old English) Sample Sentence: The woman became forlorn when she found she had been rejected for the part. photo credit