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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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conundrum: Read
/kə'nʌndrəm/ n. Syn. riddle
riddle; difficult problem; dilemma
For this reason, the best way out of this conundrum is a political compromise.

cupidity: Read
/kju:'pɪdɪtɪ/ n. Syn. greed
greed; excessive desire, especially for wealth
The defeated people could not satisfy the cupidity of the conquerors, who demanded excessive tribute.

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

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

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

desecrate: Read
/'dɛsɪkreɪt/ v.
violate with violence, especially to sacred place
Shattering the altar and trampling the holy objects underfoot, the invaders desecrate the sanctuary.

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assiduous  Read
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false statement maliciously made to injure another's reputation; slander
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unutterable; cannot be expressed in speech
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sociable; seeking and enjoying the company of others
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constant in application or attention; diligent; unceasing or persistent
buffet  Read
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short-lived; enduring a very short time
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foolish or silly, especially in self-satisfied way
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sociable; seeking and enjoying the company of others
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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
buttress  Read
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mildness, as of the weather; merciful, kind, or lenient act
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express disapproval of; protest against; belittle
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spreading harmfully in a subtle manner; designed or adapted to entrap
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support physically; prop up; support something or someone by supplying evidence
calumny  Read
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absence of, or deviation from, just dealing; want of rectitude or uprightness; gross injustice; unrighteousness; wickedness
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false statement maliciously made to injure another's reputation; slander
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leading a life of self-discipline and self-denial; austere
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still in existence; not destroyed, lost, or extinct
deride  Read
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ridicule; make fun of; laugh at with contempt
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improperly forward or bold; rude
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without feeling; revealing little emotion or sensibility; not easily aroused or excited
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fleeting; vanishing or likely to vanish like vapor
dissemble  Read
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disguise or conceal behind a false appearance; make a false show of
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false; tending to mislead; deceptive
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cheerful promptness or willingness; eagerness; speed or quickness
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support physically; prop up; support something or someone by supplying evidence
effrontery  Read
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talking much and repetition of unimportant or trivial details
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infringe; advance beyond usual limit; make physical impact on; touch
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shameless or brazen boldness; insolent and shameless audacity
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mental keenness; quickness of perception
eschew  Read
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mental keenness; quickness of perception
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avoid; refuse to use or participate in; stand aloof from
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without feeling; revealing little emotion or sensibility; not easily aroused or excited
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not capable of being swayed; unyielding; implacable
extant  Read
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improperly forward or bold; rude
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still in existence; not destroyed, lost, or extinct
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spreading harmfully in a subtle manner; designed or adapted to entrap
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urgent or pressing; able to deal authoritatively; dictatorial
fatuous  Read
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foolish or silly, especially in self-satisfied way
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solemn curse; someone or something regarded as a curse
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support physically; prop up; support something or someone by supplying evidence
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reddish; elaborately or excessively ornamented
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/æb'dʒʊə(r)/ v. Syn. renounce; abandon
renounce upon oath; abandon forever
He will [___] his allegiance to the king.


Spelling Word: abjure
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/ə'næθəmə/ n.
solemn curse; someone or something regarded as a curse
To the Ayatolla, America and the West were anathema; he loathed the democratic nations, cursing them in his dying words.


Spelling Word: anathema
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/ə'sɛtɪk/ a. Syn. austere; severe
leading a life of self-discipline and self-denial; austere
The wealthy, self-indulgent young man felt oddly drawn to the strict, [___] life led by members of some monastic orders.


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


Spelling Word: assiduous
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/'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 [___].


Spelling Word: buffet
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/'bɜrnɪʃ/ v. Syn. polish
make shiny by rubbing; polish
I [___] the brass fixtures until they reflect the lamplight.


Spelling Word: burnish
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/'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 [___] his weak case.


Spelling Word: buttress
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/kə'nʌndrəm/ n. Syn. riddle
riddle; difficult problem; dilemma
For this reason, the best way out of this [___] is a political compromise.


Spelling Word: conundrum
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/dɪ'raɪd/ v. Syn. ridicule
ridicule; make fun of; laugh at with contempt
The critics [___] his pretentious dialogue and refused to consider his play seriously.


Spelling Word: deride
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/ɪ'fɛmərəl/ a.
short-lived; enduring a very short time
The mayfly is an [___] creature: its adult life lasts little more than a day.


Spelling Word: ephemeral