Glossary of SAT Vocabulary Words
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- A declaration or statement
We could not believe John's assertion that he had never seen Star Wars.
- Clearness in thought or expression
Carol spoke with such clarity that her two-year-old son understood exactly what she wanted him to do.
- Convincing; reasonable
Christina's argument was so cogent that even her opponents had to agree with her.
- Logically connected
The old prospector's story was not coherent; he rambled on about different things that had nothing to do with each other.
- Condition of sticking together
Erik's essay was cohesive because each point flowed nicely into the next point.
- Intended to instruct
The tapes were entertaining and didactic because they both amused and instructed children.
- Verbal expression or exchange; conversation
Their discourse varied widely; they discussed everything from Chaucer to ice fishing.
- The ability to speak vividly or persuasively
Cicero's eloquence is legendary; his speeches were well-crafted and convincing.
- To give special attention to something, to stress
During English class, our instructor emphasized the importance of learning vocabulary.
- Easily flowing
The two old friends' conversation was fluid; each of them was able to respond quickly and easily to what the other had to say.
- The act of suggesting or hinting
When your mother says, "Where were you raised, in a pigsty?" the implication is that you should clean your room.
- Easily understood; clear
Our teacher does a good job because he provides lucid explanantions of difficult concepts.
- An authority who expresses his/her opinions
The political pundit has made many predictions, but few of them have come true.
- The art of using language effectively and persuasively
Since they are expected to make speeches, most politicians ans lawyers are well versed in the art of rhetoric.
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