SAT Vocabulary Groups
 Hot Difficult Words in Sentences
Although the technique can increase precipitation; changing the weather in the fragile environment of Tibet could also be fraught with unintended consequences.
n. precipitation
rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls to the ground
a. fraught
causing or affected by great anxiety or stress
The company has built 500 burners on Himalayan ridges in the path of the monsoon, and is testing a system to loft particles of silver iodide from the machines into the atmosphere.
n. monsoon
a seasonal prevailing wind in the region of South and Southeast Asia;
n. silver iodide
a yellow insoluble powder, used in photography and artificial rainmaking
Diverting water from the south of China to the north is not the country’s only crazily ambitious drought-alleviation scheme.
v. divert
cause to change course or turn from one direction to another
n. alleviation
easement, easing, relief
It listens to customer-service calls and assigns an empathy score based on how compassionate agents are and how fast and how capably they settle complaints.
a. empathy
ability to understand and share the feelings of another
 Difficult Words with Meaning and SentenceWords Quizzes Exercises  
    

Hard Vocabulary with Sentence

Vocabulary is the core of English study. To master difficult words, you need know definitions and meanings, as well as sentences and examples. The list of 200 hard words with meanings and sentences offers excellent contexts for each word to enrich your vocabulary skill. Especially for either SAT or ACT test takers, these hard words and sentences are great resource to enhance college admission test skill.

All English language tests are based on vocabulary capability. No matter what sort of questions, either reading or writing, high score relies on strong vocabulary skill. It may not ensure a good score but the reverse is true: a weak vocabulary will lead a bad result. So don’t miss this difficult word list.

Students have various ways to study difficult words. One method is to learn new words from sentences and contexts. When you study or review 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.

Here we list 200 difficult words with meanings and sentences. Most of the sentences are selected from media or Internet. The real and alive English sentences give you actual context meanings, which help to memorize difficult words by context and to trigger inspiration to use them in writing.

The key point of this small difficult word list is its sentences, which are excellent examples to demonstrate word's meaning. As long as you bind words with sentences, both words and sentences can improve your performance in all aspects of English level, especially these sentences and examples are very useful resource in writing.

Learn difficult vocabulary by both definition and example sentence may costs more time; however, your reading and writing are sharpened together. It's sort of to kill two birds with one stone.

A list of 200 words is relatively small. It's far away from any test demand. None can take such a short list as only asset to pass SAT, ACT, or similar test. Tutors and students usually use it to quickly evaluate vocabulary level. Some also use it as a supplement material in short training.

As we said, this short difficult word list isn't enough to deal with future test. If you are looking for a full size SAT vocabulary, 3000 Common SAT Vocabulary List, the relatively large SAT vocabulary in the website, is an essential level vocabulary for common SAT test takers.

3000 Common SAT Vocabulary List

If you are interested on difficult SAT or ACT vocabulary, SAT ACT Vocabulary Flash Card provides a flexible way to review meaning, sentence, and even example use case in classic literature.

Hard SAT ACT Flash Card

For those who prefer to read ebooks, we have two vocabulary ebooks to recommend:

SAT 1200 Words in 30 Days (basic level)
Available at:
Apple iBook, Google Books, and Amazon Kindle.

SAT 4000 Words (basic,middle, and high level)
Available at:
Amazon Kindle.

Below are quick links to Amazon Kindle's SAT, ACT, and GRE vocabulary Ebook.


There are various reasons to accumulate and challenge difficult words. Some people are to prepare college admission examines like SAT and ACT. Vocabulary indeed impacts all sections of these tests. Before kick off your preparing, you should have a smart plan to build strong vocabulary. Some online resources can help you make right decision, like SAT Official Website, ACT Official Website.


[6 Words Quick View]

harangue: Read
/hə'ræŋ/ n.
noisy speech; speech or piece of writing with strong feeling or expression
In her lengthy harangue, the principal berated the offenders.

impassive: Read
/ɪm'pæsɪv/ a.
without feeling; revealing little emotion or sensibility; not easily aroused or excited
Refusing to let the enemy see how deeply shaken he was by his capture, the prisoner kept his face impassive.

impertinent: Read
/ɪm'pɜrtɪnənt/ a. Syn. rude
improperly forward or bold; rude
His neighbors' impertinent curiosity about his lack of dates angered Ted; it was downright rude of them to ask him such personal questions.

impetuous: Read
/ɪm'pɛtjʊəs/ a. Syn. violent; hasty; rash.
marked by sudden and violent force; hasty; impulsive and passionate
I don't believe that "Leap before you look" is the motto suggested by one particularly impetuous young man.

implacable: Read
/ɪm'plækəb(ə)l/ a.
incapable of being pacified; not to be relieved;
Madame Defarge was the implacable enemy of the Evremonde family.

incontrovertible: Read
/ɪnkɒntrə'vɜrtɪb(ə)l/ a. Syn. indisputable
indisputable; not open to question
Unless you find the evidence against my client absolutely incontrovertible, you must declare her not guilty of this charge.

......

Vocabulary List - View all words by list        
Select Vocabulary List:
1  2 

Words of List 2 (Part of words, select list to view all.):
jubilant
juxtaposition
laconic
languid
largess
latent
legerdemain
licentious
limpid
maelstrom
magnanimous
malediction
malevolent
manifold
maudlin
mawkish
mendacious
mercurial
modicum
multifarious
myriad
nadir
nascent
nefarious
neophyte
obdurate
obfuscate
oblique
obsequious
obstreperous
obtuse
odious
officious
ostensible
palliate
pallid
panacea
paragon
pariah
parsimony
pathos
paucity
pejorative
pellucid
perfidious
perfunctory
pernicious
pertinacious
pithy
platitude
plethora
portent
precocious
primeval
proclivity
promulgate
propensity
propitious
prosaic
proscribe
protean
prurient
puerile
pulchritude
punctilious
quagmire
querulous
quixotic
rancor
rebuke
recalcitrant
rectitude
replete
reprobate
reprove
repudiate
rescind
restive
ribald
rife
ruse
sacrosanct
sagacity
salient
sanctimonious
sanguine
scurrilous
serendipity
servile
solicitous
somnolent
spurious
staid
stolid
stupefy
surfeit
surmise
surreptitious
sycophant
tacit
taciturn
tantamount
temerity
tenuous
timorous
torpid
tractable
transient
...
Word Meaning Matching - Test how many words you know
abrogate  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
not capable of being swayed; unyielding; implacable
Exercise
support physically; prop up; support something or someone by supplying evidence
Exercise
pollute; make dirty or spotty
Exercise
abolish, do away with, or annul, especially by authority
acumen  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
impenetrable; incapable of being damaged or distressed
Exercise
greed; excessive desire, especially for wealth
Exercise
casual; brief or broad; not cautious, nor detailed
Exercise
mental keenness; quickness of perception
approbation  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
abolish, do away with, or annul, especially by authority
Exercise
foolish or silly, especially in self-satisfied way
Exercise
make amends or pay the penalty for; relieve or cleanse of guilt
Exercise
expression of warm approval; praise
assiduous  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
difficult to please; having complicated requirements; excessively particular demanding about details
Exercise
constant in application or attention; diligent; unceasing or persistent
Exercise
avoid; refuse to use or participate in; stand aloof from
Exercise
express disapproval of; protest against; belittle
burnish  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
casual; brief or broad; not cautious, nor detailed
Exercise
reddish; elaborately or excessively ornamented
Exercise
apply in use; use or accustom till no pain or inconvenience; harden; habituate
Exercise
make shiny by rubbing; polish
clemency  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
make shiny by rubbing; polish
Exercise
mildness, as of the weather; merciful, kind, or lenient act
Exercise
table with food set out for people to serve themselves; meal at which people help themselves to food that's been set out
Exercise
praise highly; glorify; celebrate
conundrum  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
marked by sudden and violent force; hasty; impulsive and passionate
Exercise
express disapproval of; protest against; belittle
Exercise
naive and trusting; young; unsophisticated
Exercise
riddle; difficult problem; dilemma
deprecate  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
express disapproval of; protest against; belittle
Exercise
foolish or silly, especially in self-satisfied way
Exercise
recently begun; imperfectly formed or developed; elementary
Exercise
pronounce not guilty of criminal charges
discursive  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
tireless; showing sustained enthusiastic action
Exercise
tending to depart from main point or cover a wide range of subjects
Exercise
not capable of being swayed; unyielding; implacable
Exercise
claim without justification; claim for oneself without right
ebullient  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
expression of warm approval; praise
Exercise
showing excitement; overflowing with enthusiasm
Exercise
not capable of being swayed; unyielding; implacable
Exercise
make amends or pay the penalty for; relieve or cleanse of guilt
Interactive Spelling - Check your spelling skill online
Read [Esc]
/æb'dʒʊə(r)/ v. Syn. renounce; abandon
renounce upon oath; abandon forever
He will [___] his allegiance to the king.


Spelling Word: abjure
Read [Esc]
/ə'lækrɪtɪ/ n.
cheerful promptness or willingness; eagerness; speed or quickness
Phil and Dave were raring to get off to the mountains; they packed up their ski gear and climbed into the van with [___].


Spelling Word: alacrity
Read [Esc]
/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
Read [Esc]
/bu:n/ n. Syn. blessing; benefit
blessing; benefit bestowed, especially in response to a request
The recent rains that filled our empty reservoirs were a [___] to the whole community.


Spelling Word: boon
Read [Esc]
/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
Read [Esc]
/'kɜrsərɪ/ a. Syn. casual
casual; brief or broad; not cautious, nor detailed
Because a [___] examination of the ruins indicates the possibility of arson, we believe the insurance agency should undertake a more extensive investigation of the fire's cause.


Spelling Word: cursory
Read [Esc]
/dɪ'mjʊə(r)/ a. Syn. grave; serious
modest and reserved in manner or behavior
She was [___] and reserved, a nice modest girl whom any young man would be proud to take home to his mother.


Spelling Word: demure
Read [Esc]
/ɪ'bʌlɪənt/ a.
showing excitement; overflowing with enthusiasm
Amy's [___] nature could not be repressed; she' was always bubbling over with excitement.


Spelling Word: ebullient
Read [Esc]
/ɪ'gri:dʒəs/ a. Syn. notorious
notorious; conspicuously bad or shocking
She was an [___] liar; we all knew better than to believe a word she said.


Spelling Word: egregious
Read [Esc]
/ɪ'vɪns/ v. Syn. manifest
show or demonstrate clearly; overcome; conquer
When he tried to answer the questions, I heard he [___] his ignorance of the subject matter.


Spelling Word: evince