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 Root: phil
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.
Today’s Test Prep Vocabulary: accolade accolade – high praise as in honors bestowed upon a knight Word Building: 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) Sample Sentence: When searching for letters of recommendation, find …
Today’s Word: augment to make greater in size, extent, or quantity; to supplement Word Building: aug – meaning to increase augmentare – to increase or build (Latin) Sample Sentence: The The Official Guide to the SAT contains excellent sample tests, but to do their best on the SAT, most students will need to augment their …