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"Simon's Saga," Vocabulary from Episode 1

Philip Geer's "Simon's Saga" includes 820 SAT-level words and gives students an entertaining glimpse into college life. Here are links to our lists for the novel: Episode 1, Episode 2, Episode 3,...
mentor, mundane, bizarre, charlatan, discerning, deleterious, morose, aberration, chicanery, view list...
25 words

GRE High Frequency Words

Barron's GRE 17th Edition High Freq Words
abate, chicanery, disseminate, gainsay, latent, aberrant, coagulate, dissolution, garrulous, view list...
334 words

NAEP Test Words

Words included in the 2009 and 2011 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) tests of fourth, eighth, and twelfth grade vocabulary. Read about the test here.
create, spread, underestimate, breakthrough, cleared, clenched, gaze, model, outrage, view list...
45 words

PSAT Words

Words I've encountered in practice PSAT tests.
absolve, acrimony, amenable, banal, candor, caricature, circumspect, coalesce, corroborate, view list...
87 words

Some Political and Philosophical -ism's

Learn this list of words ending in the suffix -ism so you can better understand why John Lennon sang, ""This-ism, that-ism, ism ism ism/All we are saying is give peace a chance."
socialism, communism, absolutism, altruism, asceticism, consumerism, despotism, egoism, empiricism, view list...
24 words

AP English Lit exam terms

If you are gearing up to take the Advanced Placement English Literature exam, you better be able to distinguish between your elegies and your allegories! This list will help.
allegory, narrative, character, alliteration, repetition, apostrophe, ballad, stanza, dialogue, view list...
38 words

The Write Stuff: Words Derived from "Graph" and "Scribo"

You can't write about writing without learning these ten words that are derived from the Ancient Greek root "graph" and the Latin root "scribo" -- both meaning "write."
photograph, graph, graphic, autograph, inscribe, describe, transcribe, script, description, view list...
10 words

Do it Yourself: Words Beginning with "AUTO"

Learn these 13 words derived from the Greek root "autos," meaning "self." This list was created by using the Vocabulary.com Dictionary's advanced search, by searching for "auto*."
autonomy, autonomous, autobiography, autocracy, autocratic, autocrat, autodidact, autograph, automate, view list...
13 words
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