The Princeton Review - Vocabulary Minute show

The Princeton Review - Vocabulary Minute

Summary: The Princeton Review Vocab Minute is a series of short, easygoing songs that each teach four words in about 60 seconds. Each song is rated for the appropriate grade level. If you can remember the lyrics to every song, but not what the teacher said yesterday, then don't miss these.

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 I'm Stubborn (Senior Level) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Tag line: If your motto is ?It?s my way or the highway,? this song?s for you. I don?t care what you say I?m going to do it my way I?m stubborn I?m stubborn Whether I?m right or wrong I?ll do it my way ?cause I?m headstrong I won?t budge not one little bit Because I?m obdurate I won?t compromise or be gracious I?m rude and pertinacious In standing my ground I?m skillful I don?t give an inch, I?m willful I stay focused I?m not distractible When I have a goal, I?m intractable I don?t care what you say I?m going to do it my way I?m stubborn I?m stubborn

 Casanovas (Junior Level) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

tag line: To some valentines, it?s best to just say no. Casanovas When you fall in love, be careful Girls, I'm talking now to you Because there are some men out there Who just cannot be true They are guys With wandering eyes Who will cheat and tell you lies You truly will be sorry, oh If you fall for a lothario Your heart will surely break If you fall for a rake He'll love you once, then pass you ovah If he's a Casanova With other ladies he'll convene If he's a libertine At all the girls he'll take a gander If he's the type who does philander With a broken heart you'll pay If you fall for a rou? Sad life lessons, they will be taught 'yer If you fall for a debaucher So listen to me, girls, be smart Fall for a man who is true at heart

 Pen Means Almost (Senior Level) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Tag line: Sing this song when you?re looking for almost the right word. ----------------------------------------------- If you?re looking for a word that means almost or not quite Pen is the Latin root that?s out of sight Ultimate means final, no more will come to pass The word penultimate means ?next to last? (literally ?almost last?) A peninsula?s surrounded by water on three sides That makes it almost an island, but for where it with land elides (that?s a fancy word for ?joins?) If you?re looking at a stretch of mostly flat terrain With just a couple of hills and dales, that?s a peneplain (it?s not quite a plain) It doesn?t matter if the shade?s in Timbuktu or Colorado A penumbra is the almost-shady edge of a shadow (it?s the same everywhere!) If you?re looking for a word that means ?almost? or ?not quite? Pen is the Latin root that?s out of sight

 Grumpy People (Junior Level) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Tag line: Is he rancorous? Then he?s probably cantankerous. ------------------------------------ GRUMPY PEOPLE Grumpy people Grumpy people Grumpy people Someone who?s anger is unsurpassable Could surely be described as irascible Someone who always is an angry cuss Could surely be described as cantankerous Someone whose mood is always bad by your judgin? Could surely be called a curmudgeon ?Get off my lawn! Hey, you just watch it, see!? The grumpy old guy sure is crotchety That guy gets so annoyed by unimportant stuff That guy is peevish, being his friend is rough Grumpy people Grumpy people Grumpy people

 Drunkards (Senior Level) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

tag line: You see too many of these on New Year?s Eve. --------------------------------------------- Drunkards I do believe On New Year's Eve Some people drink too much These people all Are drunkards And should be described as such If they drink lots Then they are sots And should be so declared And when they tipple 'Til their knees ripple You must say they're impaired Or inebriated Or intoxicated Or blotto or besotted They drink so much That they're out of touch Their brains are nearly rotted So if you imbibe I will describe You as one with dipsomania Don't go out driving While you're drunk Or the police will detain ya

 Christmas Carol Words (Junior Level) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

tag line: What does that carol mean? Now you?ll know. ------------------------------------------ Christmas Carol Words The words in Christmas carols Are sometimes quite archaic This song explains those words In terms much more prosaic On Christmas we will sing Of good tidings that we bring Those good tidings we convey Are good news on Christmas Day In another Christmas carol We say we'll don our gay apparel That means we'll wear happy clothes From our heads down to our toes In another song we say "Let nothing you dismay" That means "Do not get upset Christmas is no time to fret!" The three shepherds did dispense Lovely myrrh and frankincense Both are aromatic resins Both are valuable presents! Wassail is a spicy drink That can make the glasses clink Wassailing is what folks do When they've had too much spicy brew The words in Christmas carols Are sometimes quite archaic This song explained those words In terms much more prosaic

 Judaism 101 (Senior Level) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

In honor of Hanukkah, a primer on Judaism. ------------------------------------------- Judaism 101 A Jew believes there's just one God No other God exists Like all others who believe in one God A Jew is a monotheist Some Jews like to dance the jig Others dance the hora But all believe in the first five books Of the Bible, which they call the Torah God gave Moses all the laws Those laws are called Mosaic When Jews obey Mosaic law Their behavior is Judaic A practicing Jew will not eat pork If you offer, he'll say "No, sir!" He won't eat shellfish or mix milk with meat For those things are not kosher Rabbi Hillel said "What is hateful to you Do not do unto others." That is the whole message of the Jewish faith Those who follow it live as brothers

 Thankful (Junior Level) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Because it?s that time of year. ---------------------------------------- Thankful For this plateful I am grateful It's Thanksgiving and it's time to give thanks Yes, my attitude Is one of gratitude It's Thanksgiving and it's time to give thanks While you're dishin' That nutrition I appreciate Such a peachy plate (of food!) Danke, gracias, merci Toda me'od and shei shei ni It's Thanksgiving and it's time to give thanks It's Thanksgiving and it's time to give thanks Thank you!

 Extremely Mean Woman Blues (Senior Level) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

A song for when a shrew isn?t a type of bird. --------------------------------------- My girl is foul-tempered She?ll yell and she?ll grunt That mean old woman Is a termagant Oh yeah, she?s a termagant Yeah she?ll boss me around Tells me just what to do Shakespeare couldn?t have tamed My mean old shrew Oh yeah, she?s a shrew She bossed me in Dallas Bossed me in Chicago Bossed me up in New York That girl?s a virago Oh yeah, a bossy virago And she nags and she nags Criticizes me sharply Like an ancient Greek monster That girl?s a harpy Oh yeah, she?s a harpy No, she?s not good looking She?s just skin and bone And she?s old as the hills That girl?s a crone Oh yeah, that girl?s a crone You might be wondering Why I just don?t leave her Well the truth of the matter is I?m no prize either Oh no, I?m no prize

 Monsters Everywhere (Junior Level) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

This Halloween, be sure you know your monsters! ---------------------------------- Monsters Everywhere There are monsters everywhere Wonder who they?re going to scare? A sea monster big enough to swallow a man Is sometimes called a leviathan She can?t really know who will die next, can she? Of course she can, that monster?s a banshee Sucking the blood from an animal is so macabre But that?s what is done by a chupacabra A tiny ugly monster who makes his home Beneath the earth?s surface is called a gnome Scorpion?s tail, lion?s torso Head of a man, that?s a manticore So There are monsters everywhere Wonder who they?re going to scare?

 A Face By Any Other Name (Senior Level) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Tag line: Face it, you love this song. ------------------------------------- A Face By Any Other Name A face by any other name Still looks the same Still I?m going to declaim Some words that mean ?face? Right on top of my neck that?s where my noggin be If you want a fancier word you can?t go wrong with physiognomy A visual is something you see and my visage is what you see When you?re looking at me Do you know Mt. Rushmore? Do you know where that mountain is? Can you name each of its four countenances? If you?re hanging out with a hood or a thug You might hear a face called a puss or a mug A face by any other name Still looks the same Still I?m going to declaim Some words that mean ?face?

 I'll Soon Be Sleeping (Junior Level) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

You'll be humming this one in your sleep! -------------- I'll Soon Be Sleeping Over the fence The sheep are leaping Soon I?ll be sleeping Oh yeah, I?ll be sleeping I?m half asleep My head it bows I?m starting to drowse Mm hm, starting to drowse Soon I?ll be snoring I'll be sawing lumber I?m going to slumber Oh yeah, I?m going to slumber Lying so comfy In my bed clothes I?m in repose And I'm starting to doze My consciousness I soon will lose I?m starting to snooze Mm hm, starting to snooze So tired I can?t move My head?s a drooper I?m in a stupor I am in a stupor, I'm so tired! Over the fence The sheep are leaping Soon I?ll be sleeping Uh huh, I?ll be sleeping

 Ubiquitous (Senior Level) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Sing this one everywhere you go! Ubiquitous Things you find everywhere On the ground and in the air Things you find everywhere They are widespread, inescapable, prevalent and rife You?ll see they are ubiquitous as you live your life They?re omnipresent, universal, and pervasive You can?t avoid these things even if you are evasive They are everywhere, they are everywhere

 Agros Means Field in Greek (Junior Level) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Agros Means Field in Greek -------------------------------------- Agros means ?field? in Greek Ager is the word you?d use if Latin?s what you speak The science of growing food out in a field Is called agriculture, it can increase your yield Crop and soil science dates back to Deuteronomy Today we call that science the field of agronomy You?ll live out on a farm if a farmer you are marryin? The life that you?ll be living is described as agrarian To sell what grows in a field like corn and peas and such You ought to study agribusiness, it?s why we have so much Change the G to C in ager and you get acre Nearly 5,000 square yards, mowing that?s a back breaker Agros means ?field? in Greek Ager is the word you?d use if Latin?s what you speak

 Too Many Words (Senior Level) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Tag line: We've kept this nice and short. Too Many Words You're using too many words The words you use are too abundant You repeat yourself, you are redundant When you start to speak we get an overdose Of spoken words because you are verbose You talk so long we get distracted Do your speeches have to be protracted? When we complain you that it's unfair of us But you just will not stop talking, you're so garrulous For your diarrhea of the mouth there is no fix You just go on and on, you are prolix What we're trying to say in case you haven't heard Is that you are using way too many words You're using too many words

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Amywhinston says:

I don't hear anything

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Loritalbot says:

WHy don't songs play? Too old? I need these!

Aorgan says:
Luckylarcher says:

I can't get the audio on this

Allong3s says:

WHERE ARE THE SONGS??????