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SAT vocabulary: dank

What does dank mean? Look below for the definition.

Quick Vocab Quiz for the vocab word dank

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dank most nearly means

(A) arid (B) parched (C) resolute (D) ample (E) unpleasantly damp

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Part of Speech: ADJECTIVE

Pronunciations: IPA: /dæŋk/ Glossary-style: [dahngk]

Definition: unpleasantly damp, humid, or wet, and often, cold (Ex: a dank dungeon).

Give it to me straight: If something is dank, then it is wet in an unpleasant or uncomfortable way. For example, something dank might also be cold or dark. So, dank implies lots of unpleasant sensations—coldness, wetness, darkness, etc.

Just think of a dank cellar, a dank prison cell, a dank dungeon, etc.

Example: Most of us were too afraid to enter the abandoned bunkers at night; they were dark, cold, dank, and just plain scary.

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By Erin Billy

Founder of TestMagic, Inc. in San Francisco, USA.

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