1. A Pejorative Label. 2. Felicitous News. 3. An Interminable Journey. 4. Hardy Survivors. 5. Poised on the Precipice. 6. Resolving an Imbroglio. 7. Empirical Evidence. 8. An Odious Operation. 9. An Audacious Plan. 10. Effulgent Nuggets of Gold. 11. A Harbinger of Things to Come. 12. Incontrovertible Proof. 13. An Incendiary Spark. 14. A Tortuous Trail. 15. The Day of Reckoning. 16. Hackneyed Advice. Exercises. Tricky Twosomes. Hot Topics for SAT Vocabulary. Chapter Reviews. Answers. Vocabulary List.
Author Karen B. Chapman is a creative writer and summa cum laude graduate of Cornell University. She holds a Ph.D. in molecular biology and genetics from Johns Hopkins and completed postdoctoral fellowships at the Pasteur Institute in Paris and Harvard Medical School.