5 คำศัพท์ภาษาอังกฤษ ที่ว่ากันว่ายากที่สุดในข้อสอบ SAT

Magoosh SAT Blog เป็นบล็อกที่นำเสนอทุกอย่างเกี่ยวกับข้อสอบ SAT ได้เขียนบทความนำเสนอ “5 คำศัพท์ภาษาอังกฤษ ที่ยากที่สุดในข้อสอบ SAT” เราไปดูกันดีกว่าว่า 5 คำศัพท์ที่แม้แต่เจ้าของภาษายังว่ายาก จะมีคำว่าอะไรบ้างครับ

 

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Perquisite

The meaning: A perquisite is a perk—in fact, it’s just the long form of the word. It’s specifically used for jobs, as in any benefit somebody gets from their position.

An example: A company car is a perquisite.

A mnemonic: My job perks are so exquisite I prefer to call them perquisites.

 

Deleterious

The meaning: Harmful, usually in a subtle, physical way. It’s often paired with some form of health.

An example: The hormones used to encourage milk production in cows may have deleterious effects on our health.

A mnemonic: If you got an app that turned out to be seriously deleterious, you’d delete it.

 

Chicanery

The meaning: Chicanery is how politicians win elections; it’s lying, misleading, and being all around sneaky like that. It’s always about official situations though, not about everyday people.

An example: The lawyer relied on chicanery to win his case.

A mnemonic: The tuna company covered up the fact that they were getting their meat from chick canneries with chicanery.

 

Lassitude

The meaning: Lassitude is somewhere between exhaustion and laziness. It’s a physical feeling, but it doesn’t necessarily have to come from having done a lot of work. You might just be a sloth.

An example: Side-effects of the drug include drowsiness and lassitude.

A mnemonic: I like to call my lazy attitude lassitude…. It sounds better that way.

 

Perfidious

The meaning: Back-stabbing.

An example: Months into their supposedly exclusive relationship, she found out he was a perfidious creep. He’d been seeing a number of other women the whole time.

A mnemonic: Beware of new friends who seem too perfect: they may have insidious, perfidious plans.

 

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