Truculent: Adjective meaning “inclined toward conflict; eager to fight.” Now repeat this fifty times and write it down another fifty and maybe you’ll remember it when it’s time for the SAT.
That was the way I would practice vocabulary words anyway. Dull and sometimes ineffective.
Truculent (TRUH kyoo lunt) adj.: “inclined toward conflict; eager to fight. sounds like TRUCK YOU LENT” [Insert Cartoon Image Here] (AKA: use your imagination and see samples below)
“The TRUCK YOU LENT Uncle Frank made him TRUCULENT.”
That was the way the same word would be taught in the book, Vocabulary Cartoons- SAT Word Power Book 1. With the clever use of cartoons and plays on words, utilizing both visual and rhyming clues, this book will help develop your students vocabulary in preparation for the SAT. It contains 290 words with 29 review quizzes and is available for $12.95.
This sample is from Book 2 in the series. If you would like to see samples from this specific book, please click the book’s link above and then download the samples. There is a word list available as well.
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Special thanks to First Mate Lori from Hearthside Homeschool Reviews for writing this post!