Monday, August 17, 2015

SAT Word of the Week: Hamper

The verb hamper means to hinder or get in the way of something. A toddler, for example, might hinder his mother's ability to get dinner ready on time. Road work might hinder mom from getting home from work for dinner. 

Many students only know hamper as a noun - a laundry basket. This is exactly the kind of word that will appear on standardized tests to test a student's versatility of vocabulary. 

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