SAT Essential Words

Deceptive; adj.
Tending to deceive, betray, or fool; unauthentic and untrue.
The thief was deceptive because she forgot to lock the front door.

Evanescent; adj.
Vanishing or likely to vanish; without much substance.
Dreams are usually Evanescent, because, soon after waking up, most people forget most details.

Fallacy; noun.
A false notion
It is a fallacy to think that an apple a day keeps the doctor away.
A rhetorical flaw in an argument
There was such a blaring fallacy in the lawyers disagreement that it was no big deal that he lost the case.
An untruth
Some complainers believe that love at first sight is a fallacy, it just never existed.

Fantasy; noun.
A creation of the imagination; an imagined event; a dream
The author Tolkien, is the one who introduced the genre of fiction to public known as fantasy.

Fleeting; adj.
Passing quickly; ephemeral
We caught a fleeting glimpse at the rat as it scrambled away with the cheese.

Hallucination; noun.
A false or mistaken idea; a delusion
After my brother died, my sister had strong hallucinations where he talked to her.

Illusion; noun.
An erroneous perception of reality; a fantastical plan
Landon had a strong illusion where someone was watching him.

Imaginative; adj.
Having a lively, creative mind; creating fantastic dreams
Carsen was very imaginative in the poems he wrote.

Not real, from the imagination
Some young children who are lonely are creative and make imaginary friends.

Imprecise; adj.
Not precise; not exact for sure
Since Madison’s answer was rather imprecise, Mckinley’s response sounded smart and narrowed down by comparison

Inaccurate; adj.
Mistaken or incorrect; not accurate
Abigail defense her answers whether they were right or wrong.

Mirage; noun.
Something that is illusion art or insubstantial
Tommy always visualized the mirage of a ten human income.

Semblance; noun.
Outward appearance; a representation or a copy of something else
The teacher was concerned about the semblance of her first grade students.

Short-lived; adj.
Living or lasting only a short while; fleeting
The girls two point lead was short-lived due to the fact she had to leave early.

Whimsy; noun.
A whim or an odd or fanfic all idea, sometimes a quaint or unorthodox idea
Acting upon whimsy, Frank cautiously went over to talk to his mother and was relieved when the answer was yes.

Contingent; adj.
Liable to occur but not with certainty; possible
Tomorrow’s weather forecast includes a contingent chance of snow by afternoon.
Dependent on conditions or occurrences not yet established
My brother is a contingent worker; she works for a part time mcdonalds worker

Episodic; adj.
Relating to or happening in episodes
My favorite television series is shown as episodic

Incidental; adj.
Apt to occur in a minor or unpredictable manner
He was an incidental bother; only rarely did he annoy me.

Intermittent; adj.
Stopping and staring at the intervals
The news about the warning was intermittent because of so many commercials.

Interrupt; verb.
To break the rhythm or continuity; to stop the momentum or continuum
Because of the severe storm, the referee had to interrupt the intense game.

Periodic; adj.
Characterized by a repeating cycle or repetition of intervals; appearing or occurring from time to time
My meet ups with best friend are periodic. Although we have no formal agreement, we meet with each other every other Tuesday.

Recurrent; adj.
Occurring repeatedly
Mateo kept having a recurrent dream; night after night he would experience the same dream.

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