Link of the day
Memorial Day is a day to remember those who have died in the service of our nation. It was officially proclaimed on May 5th, 1868 (and observed on May 30th of that year). Since then the observation of Memorial Day has been moved to the last Monday in May, although there have been attempts to change Memorial Day back to May 30th. In December of 2000, the National Moment of Rememberance resolution was passed (which asks for all Americans to pause at 3:00 PM and "to voluntarily and informally observe in their own way a moment of remembrance and respect".) You can read more about Memorial Day here.
5/28 Sentence Completions
Choose the word or set of words that, when inserted in the sentence, fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.
Remember that the answer choices on most SAT questions are there to confuse you. Out of the five listed, four of them are wrong! Use the Knowsys Method: look at the sentence, make a prediction without reading the answer choices, and then compare the answer choices to your prediction to find the one that matches most closely.
The correct answer is choice (A).
Words tested in this SC:
lure: to attract by temptation; to entice
advent: approach; arrival
discourage: to persuade someone not to do something
end: final point
dissuade: to convince someone not to try or do something
dawn: the beginning, when something begins to appear or be realized
perplex: to cause someone to feel baffled or puzzled
onset: the initial phase
instigate: to goad or urge forward
On sat.collegeboard.org, 71% of responses were correct.
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