The following words have most often appeared on SAT’s. The acronym, SAT, has had several meanings over the years: From 1901 to ≈ 1941, it meant the Scholastic Achievement Test. From 1941 to ≈ 1990, it was called the Scholastic Aptitude Test. From 1990 to ≈ 1994, it was hailed the Scholastic Assessment Test. Now, it can be defined as either of the aforementioned. Despite the evolving etymology of this all-too-common acronym, its purpose remains lucid indeed: It tests college-level readiness and general academic preparedness. Research has repeatedly demonstrated that a high vocabulary is the most accurate indicator of potential academic success. Thus, the following 1,000 words will certainly aid in increasing your personal readiness for high academics and provide an excellent launching point for foundational college-level vocabulary building exercises. Study tip: Read each complete entry a minimum of five (5) times, while attempting to memorize the words and the understood messages in each sentence. Also, writing your personal version of each sentence will aid in the indelible impression that each message can make. Albeit, there is certainly no more productive means of concrete vocabulary acquisition than the actual use of the terms in your daily verbal or written communiqués!