SAT Words of the Day -- June
The SAT Word of the Day initiative began in 2010 and continues through the 2011-2012 school year. Each day, a new SAT word is announced during homeroom and students and teachers are encouraged to utilize these vocabulary words throughout the day. Several times throughout the year, quizzes on these words are offered for students who would like to take them to test their SAT vocabulary preparedness. In addition to the opportunity to self-reflect on their knowledge of the most commonly seen SAT words, students who choose to take the quizzes have their names entered into a raffle to win gift certificates to the FTHS Pat’s Shack. It is the hope of the FTHS community that, by exposing students to advanced vocabulary, students will not only have an extra resource by which to study for the SATs, but also will appreciate the benefits of utilizing better vocabulary in their everyday lives.
The SAT Words of the Day for June are:
June 1: isochronous adj. Relating to or denoting equal intervals of time.
June 4: jargon n. Confused, unintelligible speech or highly technical speech.
June 5: jocular adj. Inclined to joke.
June 6: jovial adj. Merry.
June 7: jubilation n. Exultation.
June 8: judicious adj. Prudent.
June 11: jugular adj. Pertaining to the throat.
June 12: juxtapose v. To place close together.
June 13: kiln n. An oven or furnace for baking, burning, or drying industrial products.
June 14: knavery n. Deceitfulness in dealing.
June 15: lacerate v. To tear rudely or raggedly.
June 18: lackadaisical adj. Listless.
June 19: laggard adj. Falling behind.