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Finding Solutions for Vocab in Context on the SAT


Impecunious. Perspicacious. The SAT used to throw obscure words like these at you, and if you didn't have them memorized, you were out of luck. Now, however, the SAT uses vocabulary-in-context questions to test your reading comprehension. The emphasis there is on "in context" — that is, you won't just find these words in the wild. You'll be able to use the surrounding passage to help you figure out what each word means. Here are two tips for tackling this type of question.

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