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We love retweeting Dictionary.com and Merriam-Webster’s “Word of the Day” tweets. But for students who are preparing for the SAT or some other English-based exam, many of those words are too archaic or rare. In response to many requests from followers, we are going to collect the most practical words and post them here.

Here are the most useful words from Dictionary.com for May:

💁🏻 You’re probably going to ask for it, so here are example sentences for each word:

  • The new budget was submitted with the president’s imprimatur. ✅
  • The student’s superlative writing skills was fully evident in her essay. 👩🏻‍🎓✍🏻
  • Unable to resist temptation, the boy purloined the candy bar when nobody was looking. 👦🏻🍫
  • The minatory roar of the lion left us trembling. 🦁😱
  • The expert debater exposed and tore apart her opponent’s sophistry with ease.
  • Every morning, Henry rubs his slumberous eyes and wonders why he has to wake up so early.
  • The entire town rejoiced when the cantankerous mayor suddenly resigned and was replaced by a gregarious retired teacher.