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SAT Sentence completions

SheepGetKilledSheepGetKilled Registered User Posts: 1,103 Senior Member
edited July 2011 in SAT Preparation
Normally I don't get any of the SC's wrong, but on my most recent test I got 3 wrong, which ruined my CR score... (would have had an 800).

anyway here they are:





After David left him waiting for the third consecutive time, Kirk realized that the same behavior he had initially valued as spontaneous and carefree was, in fact, simply _______.

(A) capricious
(B) incontrovertible
(C) extraneous
(D) captivating
(E) inscrutable



Designed as a gathering place, the new student lounge was appropriately ________ with tables, chairs, and even sofas where groups could assemble comfortably.

(A) indicated
(B) appointed
(C) denuded
(D) conflated
(E) venerated



Named in honor of the school's founder, the Richard Brownstone Community Service Fellowship is one of the highest awards ________ Brownstone School graduates.

(A) conscripted to
(B) redeemed for
(C) conferred on
(D) relegated to
(E) deprived of
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Replies to: SAT Sentence completions

  • ankitp4t3lankitp4t3l Registered User Posts: 187 Junior Member
    A capricious means random, unexplained
    B appointed to = given/designated to
    C process of elim
  • SheepGetKilledSheepGetKilled Registered User Posts: 1,103 Senior Member
    How did you know the second one was B?

    I though appointed was used in the following sense, "The president appointed several liberal members to his cabinet."
  • ankitp4t3lankitp4t3l Registered User Posts: 187 Junior Member
    Your right, that is the most commonly seen usage, but here its used figuratively and makes sense :)
  • SikorskySikorsky Registered User Posts: 5,851 Senior Member
    Appointed can also mean "equipped" or "set up." Ads for luxury cars, for example, often boast how "well appointed" the cars are. Rooms in fancy hotels are also said to be "well appointed."

    Awards, honors and diplomas are often said to be "conferred on" recipients. "Conferred on" means more or less "bestowed on" or "given to."
  • ankitp4t3lankitp4t3l Registered User Posts: 187 Junior Member
    Perfect
    10char
  • SheepGetKilledSheepGetKilled Registered User Posts: 1,103 Senior Member
    are there any other types of words that you have seen like this on the SAT? Many thanks.
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