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Updated and expanded to reflect the vocabulary and format of the most recent SATs' Critical Reading sections, Hot Words for the SAT presents and defines more than 365 words that appear most frequently on SAT exams. These are words that test takers need to know in order to achieve a high Critical Reading score. The book is divided into 37 lessons, each consisting of dozens of illustrative sentences and a thematic word cluster. Each cluster contains words having similar meanings or words that apply to similar circumstances. Also included are new pronunciation keys for each word, memory tips, expanded review exercises following every five lessons, and an alphabetical word index. College-bound students who successfully complete the book's exercises and master these words will expand their lifelong vocabulary, enrich their essay writing, and improve their chance for acceptance at the colleges of their choice.
Updated and expanded to reflect the vocabulary and format presented in the most recent SATs' Critical Reading sections, Hot Words for the SAT defines the words you need to know in order to achieve a high Critical Reading score. Words are presented in illustrative sentences and thematic word clusters--word groups having similar meanings or words that apply to similar circumstances. You'll also find pronunciation keys, memory tips, review exercises, and an alphabetical word index. Complete this book's exercises, master the vocabulary, and you'll be taking an important step toward success on the SAT.
Table of Contents
IntroductionLesson 1 Using Few Words or Being Quiet Lesson 2 Speaking Lesson 3 Feeling Superior Lesson 4 Unoriginal, Dull, Played Out Lesson 5 Lessening Pain, Tension, and/or Conflict
Review Exercises Lesson 6 Friendly and Agreeable Lesson 7 Quarreling, Fighting, and Bitter Feelings Lesson 8 Generosity in Spending Money or Time, or
Showing Concern for Others Lesson 9 Cheapness or Care with Spending Money Lesson 10 Problems, Puzzlements, and Disasters
Review Exercises Lesson 11 Harmful or Mean Lesson 12 Criticizing, Disapproving, or Scolding Lesson 13 Lacking Interest or Emotion Lesson 14 Lacking Energy or Movement Lesson 15 Humility and Obedience
Review Exercises Lesson 16 Enthusiasm and Passion Lesson 17 Being Stubborn Lesson 18 Sound Lesson 19 Praise and Respect Lesson 20 More Than Enough
Review Exercises Lesson 21 Food and Hunger Lesson 22 Being Careful Lesson 23 Being Short-Lived in Time or Place Lesson 24 The Old or the New Lesson 25 Being Sneaky or Hardly Noticeable
Review Exercises Lesson 26 People You Will Meet on the SAT Lesson 27 Things of Little Importance or Value Lesson 28 Being Wise and Sharp-Minded Lesson 29 Words That Sound and/or Look Alike, But Have
Different Meanings Lesson 30 More Tricky Twins and Triplets
Review Exercises Lesson 31 Hottest of the Hot Words (Letters A to G) Lesson 32 Hottest of the Hot Words (Letters H to P) Lesson 33 Hottest of the Hot Words (Letters Q to Z ) Lesson 34 More Hot Words Lesson 35 Even More Hot Words
Review Exercises Lesson 36 Words Spied on Real SATs Lesson 37 Literar y Terms That Are Helpful to Know
Appendix A Mini Vocabular y Clusters
Appendix B More Tricky Twins