SAT Word of the Day Week of october 24

ACCOLADE

Definition

1. tribute; honor; praise

Sentences

There is no higher accolade at this school than an honorary degree.

For their exceptional bravery, the firefighters received accolades from both local and national officials.

Synonyms

distinction

kudos

Egalitarian

Definition

1. believing in the principle that all people are equal and deserve equal rights and opportunities

Sentence

Cuba is an egalitarian society where nobody is either extremely wealthy or in abject poverty.

Synonyms

Equitable

Democratic

indecorous

Definition

1. not well-behaved; lacking in dignity

Sentences

The puppy was very indecorous at the beginning of his training; he was barking, running away, and not listening to commands.

Some students think it is acceptable to be indecorous, when they lie or try to fool others, showing disregard for others and themselves.

Synonyms

Unseemly

Ill-mannered

foraging

Definition

1. searching for food

Sentences

He's foraging for food in the cafeteria.

Synonyms

scouring

rummaging

supercilious

Definition

arrogant, haughtily disdainful or contemptuous, as a person or a look

Sentences

The supercilious woman demands special treatment for being pretty.

You look down on people with your supercilious attitude.

Synonyms

haughty

imperious

prideful

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