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Like all English language tests, SAT will check the vocabulary capability of test takers. No matter what questions on test papers, both reading and writing are relied on actual vocabulary skill to gain high score. A strong SAT vocabulary may not ensure a good score; however the reverse is true: a weak vocabulary will lead a bad SAT result. So building SAT vocabulary is the most common job to prepare this test.

Students have various ways to build own SAT vocabulary.One of them is to learn new words from samples and contexts. When you study and review words, especially difficult words, good example sentences help very much. These sentences not only let you understand new words precisely, but also push you to use new words confidently. As long as you get them, they can up your performance in all SAT test sections, especially in writing test.

Here we list 200 difficult SAT words and their example sentences. Many of the sentences are selected from media or Internet. The real and alive English sentences give you actual context samples, which help to memorize hard SAT words by context and trigger inspiration to use them when SAT writing test.

A list of 200 words is a relatively small SAT vocabulary. It's far away from a actual SAT vocabulary demand. Student cannot take such a short list as only asset to take SAT test. However, considering it's a short and difficult word list, it can be used to evaluate SAT vocabulary skill quickly. Some SAT test takers also use it as a supplement material in short training.

The key point of this small SAT vocabulary is its sentences, which are excellent examples of how to use these words. Leveraging them, students can take this SAT vocabulary as a very useful resource to enhance words for writing test. This is the reason we revise the example sentences from time to time. Learn hard word with sentence may costs more time, but your reading and writing are both improved, it's to kill two birds with one stone.


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assiduous: Read
/ə'sɪdjʊəs/;/ə'sɪdʒʊəs/ a. Syn. diligent; persistent
constant in application or attention; diligent; unceasing or persistent
He was assiduous, working at this task for weeks before he felt satisfied with his results.

brusque: Read
/brʊsk/;/brʌsk/ a. Syn. blunt; abrupt
abrupt and curt in manner or speech; rudely abrupt, unfriendly
Was Bruce too brusque when he brushed off Bob's request with a curt "Not now!"?

buffet: Read
/'bʊfeɪ/;/bə'feɪ/ n.
table with food set out for people to serve themselves; meal at which people help themselves to food that's been set out
Please convey them on the tray to the buffet.

buttress: Read
/'bʌtrɪs/ v. Syn. support
support physically; prop up; support something or someone by supplying evidence
The attorney came up with several far-fetched arguments in a vain attempt to buttress his weak case.

cajole: Read
/kə'dʒoʊl/ v.
influence or urge by gentle urging or flattering
Diane tried to cajole her father into letting her drive the family car.

capricious: Read
/kə'prɪʃəs/ a. Syn. unpredictable; fickle; arbitrary
fickle; impulsive and unpredictable; apt to change opinions suddenly
The storm was capricious: it changed course constantly.

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abjure  Read
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renounce upon oath; abandon forever
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casual; brief or broad; not cautious, nor detailed
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still in existence; not destroyed, lost, or extinct
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tireless; showing sustained enthusiastic action
adumbrate  Read
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renounce upon oath; abandon forever
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give hint or indication of something; disclose partially or guardedly; overshadow; shade
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false; tending to mislead; deceptive
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unutterable; cannot be expressed in speech
arrogate  Read
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claim without justification; claim for oneself without right
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infringe; advance beyond usual limit; make physical impact on; touch
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spreading harmfully in a subtle manner; designed or adapted to entrap
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without feeling; revealing little emotion or sensibility; not easily aroused or excited
buffet  Read
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short-lived; enduring a very short time
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naive and trusting; young; unsophisticated
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table with food set out for people to serve themselves; meal at which people help themselves to food that's been set out
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sociable; seeking and enjoying the company of others
buttress  Read
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cancel; remove; erase or strike out
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support physically; prop up; support something or someone by supplying evidence
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make amends or pay the penalty for; relieve or cleanse of guilt
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constant in application or attention; diligent; unceasing or persistent
decry  Read
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unutterable; cannot be expressed in speech
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express strong disapproval of; disparage
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greed; excessive desire, especially for wealth
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unpleasant-smelling; having offensive smell; stinking
demure  Read
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blessing; benefit bestowed, especially in response to a request
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modest and reserved in manner or behavior
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apply in use; use or accustom till no pain or inconvenience; harden; habituate
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very bad; extremely inferiorl; intolerable; very hateful
ebullient  Read
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casual; brief or broad; not cautious, nor detailed
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showing excitement; overflowing with enthusiasm
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apply in use; use or accustom till no pain or inconvenience; harden; habituate
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unutterable; cannot be expressed in speech
ephemeral  Read
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noisy speech; speech or piece of writing with strong feeling or expression
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short-lived; enduring a very short time
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reddish; elaborately or excessively ornamented
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unfriendly; hostile; harmful; detrimental
fallacious  Read
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unfriendly; hostile; harmful; detrimental
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unutterable; cannot be expressed in speech
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tireless; showing sustained enthusiastic action
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false; tending to mislead; deceptive
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/brʊsk/;/brʌsk/ a. Syn. blunt; abrupt
abrupt and curt in manner or speech; rudely abrupt, unfriendly
Was Bruce too [___] when he brushed off Bob's request with a curt "Not now!"?


Spelling Word: brusque
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/kə'dʒoʊl/ v.
influence or urge by gentle urging or flattering
Diane tried to [___] her father into letting her drive the family car.


Spelling Word: cajole
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/dɪ'kraɪ/ v. Syn. disparage
express strong disapproval of; disparage
The founder of the Children's Defense Fund, Marian Wright Edelman, would strongly [___] the lack of financial and moral support for children in America today.


Spelling Word: decry
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/dɛlɪ'tɪərɪəs/ a. Syn. harmful
having harmful effect; injurious; having quality of destroying life; noxious; poisonous
If you believe that smoking is [___] to your health, then quit!.


Spelling Word: deleterious
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/'dɛprɪkeɪt/ v. Syn. belittle
express disapproval of; protest against; belittle
A firm believer in old-fashioned courtesy, Miss Post must [___] the modern tendency to address new acquaintances by their first names.


Spelling Word: deprecate
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/i:və'nɛs(ə)nt/;/ɛv-/ a. Syn. fleeting; vanishing
fleeting; vanishing or likely to vanish like vapor
Brandon's satisfaction in his new job was [___], for he immediately began to notice its many drawbacks.


Spelling Word: evanescent
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/'ɛkspɪeɪt/ v. Syn. atone
make amends or pay the penalty for; relieve or cleanse of guilt
He tried to [___] his crimes by a full confession to the authorities.


Spelling Word: expiate
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/ɛk'spʌndʒ/ v. Syn. cancel; remove
cancel; remove; erase or strike out
If you behave, I will [___] this notation from your record.


Spelling Word: expunge
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/ɪk'stɔl/ v. Syn. praise; glorify
praise highly; glorify; celebrate
In his speech, the president will [___] the astronauts, calling them the pioneers of the Space Age.


Spelling Word: extol
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/grɪ'gɛərɪəs/ a. Syn. sociable
sociable; seeking and enjoying the company of others
Natural selection in [___] animals operates upon groups rather than upon individuals.


Spelling Word: gregarious