LSAT Vocabulary

Although the LSAT is not a direct test of your vocabulary, many LSAT questions hinge on your knowledge of certain words or phrases. In some cases, terms are defined in a way that differs from the way we normally define those terms in the real world. In other cases, a word may appear that we see infrequently, or perhaps have never seen at all. Because a single missed question can drop your scaled LSAT score by one point, LSAT students must know the exact definitions of the logical terms they encounter. Within the PowerScore LSAT courses, we discuss the terms on the following quiz, and many others.

PowerScore LSAT Terminology Quiz

Each question below consists of a word or phrase printed in capital letters, followed by five lettered answer choices containing words or phrases. Select the lettered word or phrase that is most nearly identical in meaning to the word or words in capital letters. Because some of the questions require you to distinguish fine shades of meaning, be sure to consider all the choices before deciding which one is best.