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Vocab Videos Holiday Offer: Learn SAT Vocabulary at a Discount!

Seasons greetings from Vocab Videos! The Vocab Videos team is getting in the holiday spirit by offering everyone  a special gift: 25% OFF ALL STUDENT AND EDUCATOR SUBSCRIPTIONS!

Reading comprehension is absolutely essential to success on standardized tests like the SAT, ACT, GRE, ISEE, SSAT, and TOEFL. A thorough understanding of word meanings enables a person to better comprehend a text containing those words. Students with greater word knowledgehave higher comprehension levels, and thus tend to perform significantly better on high-stakes standardized tests.

But remember, a good vocabulary is the gift that keeps on giving, and will help you long after the SAT and ACT.  An increased vocabulary improves overall literacy making you a better reader, writer and interpreter of information.

Vocab Videos provides an accessible vocabulary system for students and educators replete with engaging vocabulary video content and valuable review tools. The combination works to create an effective vocabulary learning solution. We hope that you’ll take advantage of our special holiday offer, and give Vocab Videos a try!

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Vocab Videos Flashcards on Your Phone: Mobile Flashcards Available through Study Blue!

Vocab Videos has recently partnered with Study Blue to bring Vocab Videos flashcards to your mobile phones! Now, you can study on-the-go with Vocab Videos digital flashcard sets that coincide with each episode!

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FREE SAT VOCABULARY VIDEOS: Vocab Videos FREE Subscription Plan

Vocab Videos is pleased to announce that it has recently launched a FREE Vocab Videos subscription plan! Now, visitors to our site can register for a free one month account and receive access to more than 150 Vocab Videos and a portion of our study materials! We wanted to give everyone the chance to see what we do over here at and how our videos can making learning vocabulary fun!

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By registering for a free subscription plan, users can access the following features:

  • Vocab Videos Study Guide: Our study guide provides suggestions on how to get the most out of Vocab Videos. Learn how to best utilize the videos, absorb vocabulary efficiently, and employ our review material most effectively. The guide will help you to craft your own individualized vocabulary regimen.
  • Video Library: Our free account provides access to 8 episodes and over 150 Vocab Videos! Become familiar with engaging Vocab Videos storylines and meet some of our  hilarious characters. You’ll can’t wait to see what happens next!
  • Digital Quizzes: Test your new vocabulary knowledge by taking a Vocab Videos digital quiz after each episode! SAT–style questions offer preparation for standardized tests. At the end of each quiz, detailed quiz results show quiz performance and what questions were answered correctly and incorrectly; results can be downloaded and printed.
  • Downloadable Worksheets: Worksheets can be used to maximize comprehension and retention. They provide space to write sentences, synonyms and mnemonic devices, and to build a more clear understanding of the meaning of the words.

If you like what you see, we make it easy to upgrade to a 6-month or 12-month premium account! A premium subscription plan includes  total access to ALL 500 VOCAB VIDEOS + our extensive suite of study resources. In addition, to our entire video library our premium subscription level offers access to:

  • ALL Digital Quizzes: Take a total of 25 digital quizzes, one for every Vocab Videos episode + cumulative quizzes that take some vocabulary from each episode. Detailed quiz results chart your quiz performance and what words you answered correctly and incorrectly; results can be downloaded and printedQuiz results are stored to the user dashboard, so you can constantly monitor your progress.

  • Digital Flashcard Maker: The digital flashcard maker allows you to create flashcards for additional vocabulary words or for ANY academic subject – flashcards will be saved and stored in your personal Vocab Videos account. Flashcard maker features include:
    • Add an image or movie file
    • Study in quiz mode—“flipping” cards to review
    • View cards in table mode (option to hide the question or answer column)
    • Download and print flashcard sets to review on-the-go

  • Digital Worksheets: Like downloadable worksheets, digital worksheets provide space to write sentences or mnemonic devices to build a clear understanding of the word. Once they are entered, sentences are stored on a personalized study sheet. Print out worksheets for review on-the-go.

  • Vocab Videos Glossary: A searchablealphabetical glossary of all the words featured in Vocab Videos along with their definitions. The glossary allows users to keep track of words they’ve mastered, and to review definitions even when they don’t have access to a computer.
  • Vocab Videos Definition Groups: These category lists group words by common themes. This valuable reference allows for an even more comprehensive understanding of the vocabulary. Definition groups are useful for helping grasp subtle differences in meanings and when to use particular words.
  • Vocab Videos Crossword Puzzles: Crossword puzzles by episode offer a fun form of review. Users can print these out to study on-the-go.

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SAT Vocabulary List: Learn 500 Key SAT & ACT Vocabulary Words!

Learn your SAT vocabulary by studying the Vocab Videos’ SAT vocabulary list! This free SAT and ACT vocabulary list features 500 frequently-tested SAT vocabulary words. Prepare for your college entrance exams by studying these key SAT vocabulary words, and then by watching the hilarious Vocab Video that accompanies each vocab word on the list! Remember: research has shown that people remember more effectively when they have visual and auditory cues. Just watch:

Knowing your SAT vocabulary can earn you 150+ points on the big test, so be sure to take advantage of Vocab Videos’ SAT vocabulary word list, and get started with the Vocab Videos study program!

Vocab Videos SAT Vocabulary List (scroll down for link to printable PDF):

ABHOR to hate
ABSTINENCE deliberate self-restraint
ABSTRUSE difficult to understand
ACCLAIM to praise
ACCORD agreement
ACERBIC bitter
ACRIMONY hostility
ACUITY sharp perception or vision
ADEPT very skilled
ADMONISH to gently criticize or warn
ADORN to decorate
ADROIT very skilled
ADULATION excessive flattery
ADVERSITY great hardship
ADVOCATE to speak in favor of, promote
AESTHETIC concerning beauty
AFFABLE friendly
AFFLUENT wealthy
ALACRITY eagerness, enthusiasm
ALIENATE to make unfriendly or hostile
ALLEVIATE to make more bearable
ALTRUISTIC unselfishly concerned for the welfare of others
AMALGAM a combination of diverse elements
AMBIVALENT having opposing feelings; uncertain
AMELIORATE to improve
AMENABLE open to advice or suggestion
AMIABLE friendly
AMICABLE friendly
AMORPHOUS lacking definite form
ANACHRONISTIC in the wrong time period
ANECDOTE a short account of an interesting or humorous incident
ANIMOSITY bitter hostility
APATHETIC lacking interest, concern, or emotion
APPEASE to bring peace, quiet, or calm to; to relieve
ARBITRARY determined by impulse or chance, without reason
ARCHAIC outdated; really old
ARDOR energy, intensity, enthusiasm
ARID dry
ARTICULATE characterized by clear and expressive language
ASCERTAIN to discover
ASPIRE to have a great ambition
ASSESS to make a judgment about
ASSIDUOUS hard working
ASTUTE having sharp judgment
ATROPHY to waste away
AUDACITY disrespectful boldness
AUGMENT to make greater in size or quantity
AUSPICIOUS favorable; successful
AUSTERE strict or severe in discipline
AUTONOMY independence
AVERSE reluctant
AWE a mixed emotion of respect, wonder, and dread
BANAL ordinary and commonplace
BANE a cause of death or ruin
BELIE to represent falsely
BELITTLE to speak of in an insulting way
BELLIGERENT eager to fight
BEMUSE to confuse, stun, or stump
BENEVOLENT inclined to perform kind acts
BENIGN kind; beneficial
BERATE to criticize severely or angrily
BOISTEROUS noisy; disorderly
BOLSTER to support; to reinforce
BOMBASTIC using arrogant or pretentious speech
BRAZEN rudely bold
BRUSQUE rudely brief
BUOYANT cheerful
BURGEON to grow
BUTTRESS to support or strengthen
CACOPHONY jarring, disagreeable sound
CAJOLE to persuade by flattery
CALLOUS emotionally hardened or unfeeling
CAMARADERIE goodwill among friends
CANDID honest and straightforward
CANTANKEROUS ill-tempered
CAPRICIOUS impulsive, unpredictable
CARNIVOROUS meat-eating
CATHARTIC emotionally cleansing or relieving
CAUSTIC harsh, stinging; sarcastic
CENSURE to criticize severely
CEREBRAL intellectual
CHRONIC continuing or lingering
CIRCUITOUS being or taking a roundabout course
CIRCUMSPECT cautious and wise
CIRCUMVENT to avoid or get around
CLAIRVOYANCE the power to see things that cannot be perceived by the senses
CLANDESTINE kept or done in secret
COGENT forcefully convincing
COHERENT logically connected; making sense
COHESIVE sticking or holding together
COLLABORATE to work together
COMMEND to praise
COMPEL to exert a strong, irresistible force on
COMPETENT having adequate ability
COMPLACENT self-satisfied to the point of inactivity; unconcerned
COMPLICITY participation in a bad act or a crime
COMPROMISE to expose to danger or suspicion
CONCEDE to acknowledge, often reluctantly, as being true
CONCILIATE to bring peace, quiet, or calm to; to relieve
CONCISE expressing much in few words
CONCORD agreement
CONCUR to agree
CONDESCEND to deal with people in a superior manner
CONDONE to excuse or overlook
CONFORM to be similar; to adapt
CONFOUND to confuse
CONJECTURE guesswork
CONSCIENTIOUS thorough and careful
CONSENSUS general agreement
CONSOLIDATE to combine
CONSTITUENT a component
CONSTRAIN to hold back; to restrict
CONSTRUE to interpret
CONTEMPT a lack of respect and intense dislike
CONTEND to compete; to argue
CONTRITE feeling or expressing remorse
CONTRIVED obviously planned or made up
CONVIVIAL sociable
CONVOLUTED complicated
COPIOUS plentiful, abundant
CORDIAL friendly, warm, polite
CORROBORATE to strengthen or support with evidence
CREDIBLE believable
CUNNING clever, sneaky
CURSORY performed with haste and little attention to detail
CURTAIL to cut short
CYNICAL believing that people are motivated by selfishness; pessimistic
DAUNT to intimidate or lessen one’s courage
DEARTH a scarce supply
DEBILITATE to weaken
DEBUNK to disprove or expose the falseness of
DECORUM correct or appropriate behavior
DECRY to condemn openly
DEFER to submit or yield to another’s wish or opinion
DELINEATE to depict or describe
DEMEAN to lower in status or worth
DENIGRATE to attack the reputation of
DENOUNCE to condemn openly
DEPRECATE to mildly insult or belittle
DERIDE to speak of or treat with cruelty
DESPAIR a complete loss of hope
DESPONDENT depressed, having no hope
DETER to prevent or discourage from acting
DIFFIDENCE a lack of self-confidence, shyness
DIGRESS to stray from the main subject
DILATORY tending to delay; late or slow
DILIGENT hard working
DISCERN to detect or perceive
DISCORD lack of agreement, quarreling
DISCREDIT to bring shame or dishonor on
DISCREET careful in one’s conduct or speech
DISCREPANCY an unexpected difference
DISCRETE separate; distinct
DISDAIN intense dislike
DISMISS to reject
DISPARAGE to speak of in an insulting way
DISPARITY the state of being different
DISPASSIONATE not influenced by emotion or bias
DISPEL to rid of
DISPOSITION one’s usual mood
DISSEMBLE to conceal behind a false appearance
DISSEMINATE to spread out
DISSENT disagreement
DISSIPATE to disappear
DIVERGENT drawing apart from a common point; differing from another
DIVISIVE creating disagreement or dissent
DIVULGE to make known, reveal
DOCILE easily managed or taught
DOGGED stubbornly persevering
DOGMATIC stubbornly and arrogantly opinionated
DOUR gloomy
DUBIOUS doubtful, questionable
DUPLICITY deception, deceit
EARNEST showing deep sincerity or seriousness
EBULLIENT enthusiastic, lively
ECCENTRIC strange; unconventional
ECLECTIC having elements from a variety of sources
ECSTASY intense joy or delight
EFFACE to erase
EFFUSIVE overflowing (usually referring to emotions)
ELATED filled with delight
ELITE superior in status
ELOQUENT well spoken
ELUCIDATE to make clear
ELUSIVE tending to escape
EMBELLISH to add fictitious details to
EMINENT outstanding; distinguished
EMPIRICAL based on observation or experiment
EMULATE to equal through imitation
ENCOMPASS to enclose; to include
ENCROACH to advance beyond limits
ENERVATE to weaken or drain of energy
ENHANCE to make greater or better
ENIGMATIC puzzling
ENMITY hatred
ENTHRALL to hold spellbound, captivate
ENTICE to lure
ENTRENCH to fix firmly or securely
ENUMERATE to specify individually; to count
ENUNCIATE to pronounce with clarity
EPHEMERAL lasting for a brief time
EQUIVOCAL uncertain, vague, misleading
ERADICATE to eliminate
ERRATIC irregular
ERUDITE scholarly, well educated
ESOTERIC understood by only a few
ESPOUSE to give one’s support to
ESTEEM to value highly, to respect
ESTRANGE to cause to become unfriendly or hostile
EULOGY a written or spoken tribute (usually for someone who has died)
EUPHEMISM the substitution of inoffensive term for one considered offensive
EUPHORIA a feeling of great happiness
EVANESCENT fading away
EVASIVE tending to escape
EVOKE to summon or call forth
EXACERBATE to make more severe
EXACTING requiring great care or effort
EXALT to elevate, glorify, or praise
EXASPERATE to anger or irritate
EXEMPLARY worthy of imitation
EXONERATE to free from blame or responsibility
EXORBITANT excessive
EXPEDITE to speed the progress of
EXPLOIT to utilize fully or advantageously (often selfishly or unethically)
EXTOL to praise
FACILE simple; easy
FACILITATE to make easier
FATUOUS foolish, ridiculously stupid
FEASIBLE possible, workable, practical
FELICITY great happiness
FERVENT greatly emotional or enthusiastic
FLAGRANT obviously bad or offensive
FLAMBOYANT highly elaborate; showy
FLORID elaborately or excessively ornamented; flowery
FLOURISH to grow well
FORTHRIGHT honest, direct, straightforward
FOSTER to promote the development of
FRENETIC wildly excited; frenzied; frantic
FRIVOLOUS unworthy of serious attention
FRUGAL careful with money, stingy
FUTILE having no useful result
GALVANIZE to stimulate
GARISH flashy, tastelessly loud and brightly colored
GARRULOUS talkative
GENIAL friendly, cheerful
GRANDIOSE falsely exaggerating one’s worth
GRATE to irritate
GRATUITOUS unnecessary
GUILE skillful deceit
HACKNEYED overused
HAIL to salute or greet
HAMPER to prevent the movement or action of
HARANGUE a long, angry speech
HAUGHTY snobbish; overly proud
HEED to pay close attention to
HERETICAL characterized by departure from accepted beliefs or standards
HINDER to be or get in the way of
HOMOGENEOUS all of the same or similar kind
IDIOSYNCRATIC peculiar to an individual
ILLICIT not permitted by custom or law
ILLUSORY based on or producing illusion; deceptive
IMPARTIAL not biased
IMPASSIONED filled with passion
IMPASSIVE having or showing little emotion
IMPEDE to be or get in the way of
IMPERIOUS arrogantly authoritative or overbearing
IMPETUOUS impulsive, unthinking
IMPUGN to attack as false or wrong, to challenge or question
INACCESSIBLE not easily approached, entered, or obtained
INCISIVE penetrating, clear and sharp
INCONGRUOUS inappropriate; inconsistent
INCONSEQUENTIAL lacking importance
INCONTROVERTIBLE impossible to dispute
INCORRIGIBLE incapable of being corrected or reformed
INCREDULOUS disbelieving
INDICT to accuse of wrongdoing
INDIFFERENT having no preference
INDIGNATION anger (over something unjust)
INDUCE to bring about the occurrence of;
INDULGE to please or satisfy
INFLAMMATORY arousing strong emotion, esp. anger
INGENUOUS innocent; honest and straightforward
INHERENT naturally occurring; essential
INHIBIT to hold back; to restrain
INNATE inborn
INNOCUOUS harmless
INNOVATIVE new and creative
INQUISITIVE showing curiosity
INSINUATE to suggest subtly; to hint
INSIPID lacking flavor or zest; dull
INSOLENT disrespectfully arrogant
INSTIGATE to stir up
INSULAR isolated; narrow-minded
INTELLIGIBLE capable of being understood
INTRANSIGENT uncompromising
INUNDATE to overwhelm with, to flood
INVIGORATE to give life or energy to
INVOKE to enforce or put into operation
IRATE enraged
JADED weary, worn out
JUDICIOUS having good judgment, prudent
JUXTAPOSE to place side by side
KEEN sharp, perceptive
LACONIC using few words (often rudely or mysteriously)
LAMENT to regret; to show grief for
LANGUID lacking energy or spirit
LATENT existing in hidden or dormant form
LAUD to praise
LAVISH excessive; plentiful
LUCID clear
LUXURIOUS rich and superior in quality
MAGNANIMOUS noble and generous in spirit
MANDATE an authoritative command
MANIFEST to make evident or certain by displaying or demonstrating
MEAGER small, inadequate, or insufficient
MEDIOCRE ordinary; so-so
MELANCHOLY sad; gloomy
MERCENARY motivated solely by a desire for monetary or material gain
MERCURIAL changeable, erratic
METICULOUS extremely careful
MIRTH gladness, amusement, laughter
MITIGATE to lessen in force or intensity
MOLLIFY to soften, to ease the anger of
MOROSE gloomy
MUNDANE ordinary, commonplace
MUTABLE subject to change
NEBULOUS hazy, vague, or confused; lacking defined form
NEGLIGENT guilty of neglect
NEGLIGIBLE insignificant; really small
NONCHALANT casually unconcerned (sometimes falsely)
NOSTALGIA a bittersweet longing for the past
NOTORIOUS known widely and unfavorably; famous for something bad
NOVEL strikingly new or different
NURTURE to help develop, to nourish
OBDURATE stubbornly persistent in wrongdoing
OBLIVIOUS forgetful; unaware
OBSOLETE no longer in use or current
OBSTINATE stubborn
OBSTREPEROUS noisily and stubbornly defiant
OBTRUSIVE sticking out, noticeable; brash, meddling
OBTUSE lacking intellect
OFFICIOUS overly eager in offering unwanted help
OMINOUS menacing; threatening
OPAQUE not clearly understood, dense
OPPORTUNE suitable, occurring at an appropriate time
OPULENT rich or superior in quality
ORNATE excessively decorated
ORTHODOX commonly accepted; traditional
PARADOX a seemingly contradictory statement that may nonetheless be true
PARTISAN devoted to or biased in support of a group
PATRONIZE to treat condescendingly
PENITENT feeling or expressing remorse
PERNICIOUS deadly or destructive
PERPETUAL continuing forever or indefinitely
PERSEVERE to be persistent, refuse to stop
PERSPICACITY a high level of perception or understanding
PERTINENT exactly relevant
PERVASIVE spread throughout
PLACID calm, quiet
PLAUSIBLE believable
PLIABLE easily bent or shaped
POIGNANT touching
POLARIZE to set at opposite ends or extremes
POMPOUS exaggeratedly self-important
PRAGMATIC practical
PRECARIOUS dangerously unstable or insecure
PRECIPITOUS extremely steep
PREDILECTION a preference; a tendency toward favoring
PRETENTIOUS claiming unjust standing
PREVALENT widely occurring
PRISTINE unspoiled, completely pure
PRODIGIOUS enormous; extraordinary
PROFOUND deep; far-reaching
PROLIFERATE to increase or spread at a rapid rate
PROLIFIC producing abundant works or results
PROPAGATE to transmit or cause to broaden or spread
PROPRIETY the quality of being proper
PROSAIC lacking in imagination; dull
PROSPERITY success; being well-off
PROVINCIAL narrow-minded
PROVOCATIVE tending to stir to anger or action
PRUDENT wise; careful
PUGNACIOUS eager to fight
QUELL to put down forcibly
RANCOR hostility
RAVENOUS violently hungry or greedy
REBUKE to criticize or find fault with
RECIPROCATE to show or give in return
RECLUSIVE seeking or preferring isolation
RECONCILE to reestablish a close relationship between
REFUGE protection or shelter
REFUTE to prove to be false
REITERATE to repeat
RELINQUISH to give up; to release
REMINISCE to recollect and tell of the past
RENOUNCE to reject, disown, or formally give up
REPREHENSIBLE deserving of criticism or disapproval
REPROACH to criticize or express disappointment
REPUDIATE to reject the validity of
RESENT to feel angry and bitter about
RESIGNATION acceptance of something as inescapable; submission
RESILIENT able to recover promptly
RESOLUTE firm or determined
RESOLVE to make a firm decision about
RETICENT restrained or reserved
REVERE to respect, honor or admire
REVOKE to void by recalling, reversing, or withdrawing
RUDIMENTARY being or involving basic facts or principles
SAGACIOUS insightful and wise
SANCTION to give official authorization or approval to
SANGUINE cheerful
SCATHING harshly critical
SCOFF to express or treat with disrespectful disregard
SCORN intense hatred or disrespect
SCRUPULOUS thorough and careful
SCRUTINIZE to examine carefully
SHREWD smart in a sneaky or tricky manner
SKEPTICAL doubting, questioning, not believing
SMUG self-satisfied (especially in a mocking way)
SOLEMN serious and sober
SOLICITOUS anxious or concerned
SOMBER gloomy
SPECIOUS seemingly true but actually logically false
SPORADIC occurring at irregular intervals
SPURIOUS not genuine; false
SPURN to reject with disrespect
SQUANDER to waste
STAGNANT not moving, flowing, or developing
STEADFAST firm and dependable
STOIC seemingly unaffected by pleasure or pain
SUBDUE to bring under control
SUBSTANTIATE to support with proof
SUBVERT to ruin; to overthrow
SUCCINCT precise expression using few words
SUPERFLUOUS extra, unnecessary
SUPPLANT to take the place of
SUPPRESS to put down; to hold back
SURREPTITIOUS done or made by secret or stealthy means
TACT sensitivity in dealing with others
TEDIOUS tiresomely long or boring
TEMPER to soften or moderate
TENACITY persistence, determination
TERSE expressing much in few words
THERAPEUTIC having healing powers
THWART to stop or prevent
TORPOR inactivity
TRACTABLE easily managed, led, or taught
TRANSIENT existing only briefly
TRANSITORY existing only briefly
TREACHERY deliberate betrayal of trust
TRITE uninteresting because of overuse
TRIVIAL insignificant, unimportant
TUMULTUOUS disorderly or noisy
UNASSUMING not showy or arrogant; modest; plain
UNDERMINE to weaken
UNDERSCORE to emphasize
UNIFORM always the same
URBANE polite, suave, and cultivated in manner
USURP to seize and take control without authority and possibly with force
UTILITARIAN having only a useful function; practical
VACILLATE to be undecided, to hesitate
VAPID lacking liveliness or interest; dull
VEILED concealed or disguised
VENERATE to respect
VERBOSE using more words than necessary
VERSATILE capable of doing many things competently
VICARIOUS felt or undergone as if one were taking part in the experience or feelings of another
VIGILANT alert; watchful
VILIFY to say bad things about, to make into a villain
VINDICATE to clear of blame or suspicion
VINDICTIVE seeking revenge
VOLATILE explosive, tending to change
VOLUBLE characterized by ready and rapid speech
VOLUMINOUS big; having large volume
VULNERABLE not protected against harm; easily injured
WARRANT to justify
WARY on guard, cautious, watchful
WAVER to be unsure or weak
WHIMSICAL impulsive, fanciful
ZEALOUS filled with or motivated by enthusiastic devotion

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Vocabulary prep is a crucial part of a student’s SAT and ACT preparation. Vocab Videos provides a unique and innovative online platform that helps students learn SAT vocabulary words. The vocabulary system leverages verbal, auditory, and visual cues in hilarious, professionally crafted short videos to demonstrate the meanings of over 500 rigorously-researched, high value SAT words. In addition to the videos, the online platform also includes extensive downloadable test and review material.  Vocab Videos’ humorous plot lines and engaging characters make it an effective and entertaining vocabulary system, and one learning system that your kids will truly enjoy!

An increased vocabulary will not only benefit young students in the future in terms of test preparation, but will help them to become better readers, writers, and interpreters of information as they progress toward higher education. To encourage students to get a headstart on their vocabulary, A-List is offering Competitive Edge Tutors’ students 25% off a Vocab Videos subscription! While Vocab Videos is intended for high school students, many middle teachers and students throughout the country are making use of the vocabulary system; however, we would advise that parents review Vocab Videos content at before getting their young scholars started.

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SAT Vocabulary: FREE SAT Vocabulary Word List with 500 Key SAT Words & Their Definitions


Get a FREE Vocab Videos SAT vocabulary word list! Featuring 500 key SAT vocabulary words!

When it comes to standardized test preparation, vocabulary is indispensable. To tackle the verbal sections of standardized tests like the SAT, ACT, GRE , and ISEE students need to be equipped with a certain level of vocabulary. Vocab Videos knows its SAT vocabulary and we’re trying to help you learn it too! To do this we’re offering you a FREE DOWNLOADABLE VOCAB VIDEOS SAT VOCABULARY WORD LIST (link below) with 500 of the most common SAT vocabulary words! Here’s why you should check out our FREE SAT vocabulary word list:

  • It includes 500 of the most common SAT vocabulary words. About 1/3 of the SAT Reading section is made up of questions that are explicitly vocabulary-dependent—questions that are potentially worth 150 points in all. Even on questions that don’t specifically test vocabulary, students are often confused by difficult words, so being knowledgeable when it comes to SAT vocabulary is one of the best ways to increase SAT scores.
  • They’re high value SAT vocabulary words. Extensive research and analysis of countless SAT tests went into selecting these 500 frequently appearing SAT vocabulary words. It’s not just a list of our favorite words or the most difficult vocabulary we could find. Putting the time in to learn these words will really pay off when it’s time to take the SAT.
  • This SAT vocab will help you on other standardized tests & in high school English classes. A lot of this SAT vocabulary will also appear on other standardized tests where vocabulary is essential like the ACT, GRE, and ISEE. So, if you’re preparing for any one of these tests, it would benefit you to learn these SAT vocabulary words as well. Additionally, you’ll get the opportunity to impress your English teachers when your newly learned vocabulary shows up in assignments!
  • It’s useful as a general vocabulary improvement tool. Not taking a standardized test? Not a problem. Even if you’re not taking a test, learning this vocabulary can only help you. Words are the currency of communication. A good vocabulary will help you read, write, speak, and listen better.

Remember: THIS SAT VOCABULARY WORD LIST IS A SUPPLEMENT TO AND NOT A SUBSITUTE FOR THE COMPREHENSIVE VOCAB VIDEOS SYSTEM! When using the SAT vocabulary glossary along with Vocab Videos, teachers and students can use the word list to keep track of what words they’ve mastered, and students have the option to review definitions even when they don’t have access to a computer.

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Vocab Videos is way more than a text document with definitions—it brings these 500 frequently appearing SAT vocabulary words to life! The verbal, auditory, and visual cues in our videos is what makes the system worthwhile and more effective than other traditional methods of studying vocabulary. And the entertaining characters and parodies of popular TV shows like Lost, The Office, 24, and Gossip Girl that are featured in the videos make the content fun and relevant.

It’s no secret that a good vocabulary is a crucial component of English study. Vocabulary is an essential part of all reading comprehension because reading comprehension depends upon the meaning readers give to words. A rich vocabulary can open you up to a broader range of reading materials and enhance your ability to read, write, and interpret information. So, take advantage of this offer! Use this free SAT vocabulary word list to begin learning 500 key SAT vocab words that will help you become a better student and standardized test-taker. And, for the total SAT vocabulary learning package, be sure to give the Vocab Videos system a try, which includes many more tips and tools for learning and remembering your SAT vocabulary!


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