Tuesday, March 4, 2008

A quintet of pomposity sure to be on the SAT

Re: the SAT Question of the Day™ below: I'm chary [hesitant; wary of danger] to say it, but, being candid [frank, honest] about it, I'm precipitated [abruptly moved to action] to state with fervor [passion; urgency] that today's quintet of "25-cent" vocabulary words borders on the scurrilous [vulgar and evil, or marked by obscenity].

SAT Question of the Day™
Choose the word or set of words that, when inserted in the sentence, best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.

Because he felt intimidated in his new position, he was _______ divulging his frank opinions of company proposals.
a) scurrilous about
b) candid in
c) chary of
d) fervid about
e) precipitate in

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