23 SAT Words You Learned From Disney Songs

High school seniors, you can forget SAT prep books*; re-watching your favorite Disney movies will earn you that 800 verbal in no time.

*Terrible advice. Do not heed.

1. Pachyderms

Movie: Dumbo
Song: Pink Elephants on Parade
Definition: any of the thick-skinned, nonruminant ungulates, as the elephant, hippopotamus, and rhinoceros.

2. Etiquette

Movie: Peter Pan
Song: Never Smile at a Crocodile
Definition: conventional requirements as to social behavior; proprieties of conduct as established in any class or community or for any occasion.

3. Domicile

Movie: Lady and the Tramp
Song: The Siamese Cat Song
Definition: a place of residence; abode; house or home.

4. Seldom

Movie: Sleeping Beauty
Song: Once Upon a Dream
Definition: on only a few occasions; rarely; infrequently; not often.

5. Aggregation

Movie: 101 Dalmatians
Song: Dalmatian Plantation
Definition: collection into an unorganized whole.

6. Strife

Movie: Jungle Book
Song: Bear Necessities
Definition: vigorous or bitter conflict, discord, or antagonism.

7. Wanderlust

Movie: Aristocats
Song: Thomas O’Malley Cat
Definition: a strong, innate desire to rove or travel about.

8. Posse

Movie: Robin Hood
Song: Oo De Lally
Definition: a body or force armed with legal authority.

9. Reprimand

Movie: The Little Mermaid
Song: Part of Your World
Definition: a severe reproof or rebuke, especially a formal one by a person in authority.

10. Beguine

Movie: The Little Mermaid
Song: Under the Sea
Definition: a dance in bolero rhythm that originated in Martinique.

11. Provincial

Movie: Beauty and the Beast
Song: Belle
Definition: belonging or peculiar to some particular province; local.

12. Culinary

Movie: Beauty and the Beast
Song: Be Our Guest
Definition: of, pertaining to, or used in cooking or the kitchen.

13. Expectorating

Movie: Beauty and the Beast
Song: Gaston
Definition: ejecting or expelling matter, as phlegm, from the throat or lungs by coughing or hawking and spitting.

Bonus word: paragon: a model or pattern of excellence or of a particular excellence.

14. Barbaric

Movie: Aladdin
Song: Arabian Nights
Definition: without civilizing influences; uncivilized; primitive.

15. Ammunition

Movie: Aladdin
Song: Friend Like Me
Definition: the material fired from any weapon, as bombs or rockets, and especially shot, shrapnel, bullets, or shells fired by guns.

16. Genuflect

Movie: Aladdin
Song: Prince Ali
Definition: to bend the knee or touch one knee to the floor in reverence or worship.

Bonus word: menagerie: a collection of wild or unusual animals, especially for exhibition.

17. Tenacity

Movie: Lion King
Song: Be Prepared
Definition: the quality of being persistent, stubborn, or obstinate.

Bonus words: sordid: morally ignoble or base; vile. meticulous:taking or showing extreme care about minute details.

18. Debris

Movie: Pocahontas
Song: The Virginia Company
Definition: the remains of anything broken down or destroyed; ruins; rubble.

19. Trinket

Movie: Pocahontas
Song: Mine, Mine, Mine
Definition: a small ornament, piece of jewelry, etc., usually of little value.

20. Heathen

Movie: Pocahontas
Song: Savages
Definition: an irreligious, uncultured, or uncivilized person.

21. Calumny

Movie: The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Song: Out There
Definition: a false and malicious statement designed to injure the reputation of someone or something.

Bonus word: revile: to assail with contemptuous or opprobrious language; address or speak of abusively.

22. Sinew

Movie: Hercules
Song: One Last Hope
Definition: a tendon.

Bonus word: ointment: a soft, unctuous preparation, often medicated, for application to the skin.

23. Tranquil

Movie: Mulan
Song: I’ll Make a Man Out of You
Definition: free from commotion or tumult; peaceful; quiet; calm.

Happy studying!

All definitions from Dictionary.com and videos from cursory YouTube searches.

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