Today’s Root: novus Word Building: novice – someone new to doing something novel – new, unseen and unheard of before Sample Sentence: The successful woman attributed her success to learning from the wisdom her mentor, Mr. Brown, displayed when she was just a novice.
Today’s Test Prep Vocabulary: despair
Today’s Root: nat to be born Word Building: native national nativity Sample Sentence: The native people welcomed the people with open arms and showered their guests in warm hospitality.
Today’s Test Prep Vocabulary: artistry artistic workmanship Word Origin: (Latin) artist Sample Sentence: The sculpter’s artistry was evident in his work. photo credit
Today’s Root: phil
Today’s Test Prep Vocabulary: folly
Sentence Completion Today’s Test Prep Vocabulary: nostalgia wistful longing to return to a gentler time or to one’s homeland Word Building: (Greek) nostos – homecoming + algos – pain, grief, distress Sample Sentence: Many far from home college students feel a bit nostalgic at one time or another. photo credit
Today’s Root: luminos
Today’s Test Prep Vocabulary: foresight the ability to see the future, forward looking, caring for the future, knowledge gained from insight Word Building: fore – possibly from the Olde English meaning before sight – to see (German) Sample Sentence: The teacher had the foresight to warn the students about slwoing down on the math portion …
Today’s Root: bon good Word Building: bonanza – ore found in mining; a sudden windfall in wealth or luck bonbon – a piece of sweet candy; fruit or nut dipped in fondant or chocolate Sample Sentence: The excitement over the newly discovered SAT strategies created a bonanza in test scores.