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SAT Vocabulary: Unit 1, Lesson 2 From: McGraw-Hill (2008) 5 SAT Practice Tests.
Lesson 2: Think Before You Judge rootmeaning jud-judge jur-oath, law leg-law scrut-to examine
Lesson 2: Think Before You Judge judicious (adj) showing good judgment After much thought, I decided that the most judicious thing to do was to avoid walking though the woods. adjudicate (v) to hear and judge a case Sometimes when my two children fight, I feel like I’m adjudicating a crime rather than settling an argument. astute (adj) paying careful attention The young detective was quite the astute investigator; he always solved even the toughest mystery
Lesson 2: Think Before You Judge scrutinize (v) to examine carefully Before buying an apple, scrutinize it to be sure that it has no bruises or bad spots. perjure (v) to lie under oath The gang member told blatant lies in court, perjuring himself to prevent his accomplices from going to jail. prudent (adj) using good judgment It would not be prudent to sneak out of your room again tonight; your parents will ground you if they catch you!
Lesson 2: Think Before You Judge jurisprudence (n) the science or philosophy of law Steven Smith joined the School of Law in 2003 and teaches courses on jurisprudence and American legal history. jurisdiction (n) the area of authority or control Dekalb County police officers do not have jurisdiction in Fulton County, GA. adjure (v) to command solemnly, as under oath The lawyer adjured the witness to tell the truth.
Lesson 2: Think Before You Judge adjudge (v) to determine based on the law After carefully examining the facts, the jury adjudged that the man had to pay his ex-wife many thousands of dollars in damages. acumen (n) having good judgment or skills My acumen is in Math, not vocabulary. inscrutable (adj) impossible to understand The doctor’s handwriting is inscrutable – I don’t know how the nurse figures out what it says.
Lesson 2: Think Before You Judge allegation (n) a formal accusation The teachers have denied the allegations that they cheated on the CRCT tests. pragmatic (adj) concerned with practical outcomes A pragmatic person doesn’t waste money on a fancy car – he or she would prefer to spend money on things that are useful.
Work with a partner; Choose one way to practice from this list 1. Your friend reads a word, then you create a new sentence using that word 2. Your friend reads you a word, then you give its roots and as many words as you can that share this root 3. Your friend reads the definition from the back of the card and tells you the first letter of the word. You figure out the word 4. Your friend reads the word, and you work together to create a funny mnemonic device 5. Your friend reads the sentence, then you say the definition