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Old 08-11-07, 09:53 PM   #1
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Favorite words you casually say that may be on SAT/ACT..

Let's hear them.
When Pete F. was debating another member, he used the word erroneous. Having never heard the word before, I checked it out. I quickly thought it was a very nice word to know in my vocab. I took an SAT thing online, and that word was in one of the answers for sentence completion with a vocab word. I take the SAT and ACT here in a few months and would like to brush up on vocab. After watching some Sci-Fi shows (mainly Sliders and Jake 2.0) I checked out- animosity, cumbersome, uncanny..just to name a few, and wow does it sure stick in memory. So if you have any other of these "big" words you use, I would like to hear what they are. Thanks.
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Old 08-11-07, 09:57 PM   #2
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I've been known to use the words "sat" and "act" once in a while.
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I don't use it very often but it pops into my head a lot: sycophant. Sort of like "brown-noser" but with Latin roots.
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Old 08-11-07, 10:01 PM   #4
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Haha, yes I remember that one from a weekly vocab thing we did last year. But good one
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Inspissate. Sated. Esoteric.

While polysyllabic words are entertaining, I do indeed try my best to eschew obfuscation...
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Old 08-12-07, 06:59 AM   #7
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My son's vocabulary:

Dada

Mama

Dog

Sadie

Kitty

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Sammagotchacamycamytoesaneratoesanoahsammacamywackiebrown The called him Sam Brown for short.

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Old 08-12-07, 10:34 AM   #13
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indurate
perspicacious
querulous

These are just a few of the words I use everyday. I also use "dingleberry" but I didn't think you were looking for that.
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Where did you pick that one up from? That is one of my favorites when describing certain rotund politicians.
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Mama

Dog

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Kitty

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Where did you pick that one up from? That is one of my favorites when describing certain rotund politicians.
I carry that one around in my pocket. It's one of my favorites.
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Old 08-12-07, 01:54 PM   #21
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and Self-effacing, though considering that the definition for effacing is "To rub", it has some dubious connotations of a particularly onanistic nature.
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When Pete F. was debating another member, he used the word erroneous. Having never heard the word before, I checked it out.
Really? Never seen Wedding Crashers?

"Erroneous! Erroneous on all accounts!"
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