ACT/SAT words. From Extol to Panegyric

 ACT/SAT coming up?  Calm your nerves by learning these words.

Extol; v. To praise highly. 

They extolled me when I returned after receiving my bachelor’s degree with honors.

Kudos; n. Praise; a compliment.

Kudos to whoever came up with the brilliant idea of sliced bread.

Laudable; adj. worthy of praise and/or recognition.

She did a laudable deed and because of this, she was very much loved in the community.

Meritorious; adj. deserving of award, merit, or praise.

I admired his meritorious behavior of attempting to save the child.

Panegyric; n. A formal public compliment or elaborate praise.

After all chaos politician had caused, there was much panegyric when he resigned from his place of office.

Praiseworthy; adj. Meriting praise and high commendation.

Everything he did was praiseworthy and that’s why I so easily loved him.

Abominate; v. To detest thoroughly.

He was an abominable person who was so forceful and mean.

Admonitory; adj. Mildly cautionary, reproving, or scolding.

The teacher’s admonitory tone made me know I was close to getting on her last nerve.

Berate; v. To scold angrily and at length.

She berated her daughter for coming home long after curfew.

Blameworthy; adj. Worthy of blame or reproof; guilty; deserving punishment.

Everything she did was blameworthy. She put behind every act her rebelliousness.

Castigate; v. To criticize thoroughly, even to punish for an infraction.

After I got in a physical fight at school, I was castigated by my father and grounded for two months.

Censurable; adj. Deserving of censure or blame.

This material is censurable and needs to be blocked.

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SAT Essential Words and Definitions–know your stuff!

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Acclaim; v, n. 

Verb: to applaud or congratulate with much enthusiasm; to strongly approve.

My tennis coach always acclaimed us for our good work.

Noun: enthusiastic applause or recognition.

I was met with much acclaim when I returned home.

Admirable; adj. worthy of being admired or respected.

His attention to me on our date was so admirable it made me like him even more.

Applaud; v. To express approval, often by the clapping of hands.

They all applauded me as I walked into the stadium.

Approbation; n. Expression of approval, often official in nature.

The President’s approbation for the new law was not received well.

Celebrate; v. To praise or make widely known or creditable.

We celebrated the proposal of Mike to Shauna.

Citation; n. Official commendation or recognition.

She received a citation for her terrible parking.

Creditable; adj. deserving of often limited praise or accommodation.

The performance I gave wasn’t the best but it was creditable.

Another definition: Deserving of commercial credit or reputation.

The article was not creditable and it misled many people.

Encomium; n. Warm, deserving praise; a tribute.

I gave the boy an encomium for all the wonderful things he did for the community.

Esteem; n. Favorable respect or regard.

I have high self-esteem because I love myself.

Eulogy; n. A laudatory speech written in praise of a person, usually after his or her death.

At her funeral, so many people gave amazing eulogies that brought me to tears.

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