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 SAT Essay Vocabulary
1   Overview:
SAT essay vocabulary consists of 500 moderately difficult words, which many high school students may learn somehow but cannot use in swagger. This SAT words list includes example, context, and interactive spelling exercise to build a solid essay vocabulary and sharpen writing skills.

In SAT writing, if an essay only done by plain or simple words, the chance to shoot a high score is relatively low. As a general rule, better vocabulary rewards higher score. Unlike big size reading vocabulary, SAT writing vocabulary is relied on your choosing. You can prepare what words to use, then just use them at right place, by right way, and in right spelling.

Most students can study or review the 500 SAT essay vocabulary in 2 weeks; some can even finish in 1 week. Nevertheless, in real writing test, several words are enough; you should avoid using too many difficult words in a short essay. For example, if you have 5-7 uncommon but proper words in your essay, it will definitely impress readers.

If your time is tight, and feel the vocabulary big or hard, you may shrink the list to 200-300 words by excluding some relatively rare words. Only a doable task can bring your future writing with both confidence and skill.
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Words of Group 2 (Part of words, select list to view all.):
idiosyncrasy
idyllic
ignominy
illicit
impasse
imperious
impetuous
impudence
inane
incongruity
incredulous
incriminate
incubate
indeterminate
indictment
indigenuous
indignant
indiscriminate
indolent
indomitable
induce
indulgent
ineffable
ineptitude
inert
ingenuous
inherent
inhibit
innate
innocuous
innuendo
inscrutable
insipid
insolence
instigate
insular
intrepid
inundate
invoke
irate
irony
irreverent
jaded
jocular
jovial
judicious
lackadaisical
laconic
laggard
languid
latent
laud
listless
lithe
lucid
lucrative
lull
lurid
luxuriant
magnanimous
malleable
marred
maudlin
melancholy
mercenary
mercurial
miserly
mitigate
modicum
morose
motley
multifarious
nebulous
nefarious
neophyte
notoriety
noxious
nuance
obdurate
obstinate
officious
onerous
opportunist
oracle
orthodox
ostensible
oversight
pacifist
pacify
painstaking
palliate
paradigm
parch
parody
partisan
patronize
paucity
pedant
peevish
penchant
penurious
peremptory
perfunctory
peripheral
perquisite
petulant
philanthropist
piety
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3   Demonstrate word list style:
disquiet: Read
make uneasy or anxious; trouble
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distaste: Read
dislike, aversion
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divisive: Read
creating conflict
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doctrine: Read
principles presented for belief, as by religious; principle of law; act of teaching; instruction
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dupe: Read
easily deceived person; duplicate of photographic image
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ebullient: Read
showing excitement; overflowing with enthusiasm
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4   Word meaning matching - Test words you know:
amicable  Speak
Exercise
characteristic of acting or stage performance
Exercise
support physically; prop up; support something or someone by supplying evidence
Exercise
exhibiting friendliness or goodwill; not quarrelsome
Exercise
wasting away; decrease in size; reduction in the functionality of an organ caused by disease
assail  Speak
Exercise
support or prop up with or as if with a long narrow pillow or cushion
Exercise
superiority or decisive advantage; domination
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combine; fuse; grow together; come together so as to form one whole; unite
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assault; attack with or as if with violent blows
atrophy  Speak
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wasting away; decrease in size; reduction in the functionality of an organ caused by disease
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act of two things flowing together; junction or meeting place where two things meet
Exercise
making severe demands; rigorous; requiring great care, effort, or attention
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huge; of a tremendous size, volume, degree
buttress  Speak
Exercise
support physically; prop up; support something or someone by supplying evidence
Exercise
exhibiting friendliness or goodwill; not quarrelsome
Exercise
plentiful; containing plenty; affording ample supply
Exercise
social science that studies origins and social relationships of human beings
callous  Speak
Exercise
mechanism that imitates actions of humans
Exercise
plentiful; containing plenty; affording ample supply
Exercise
emotionally hardened; unfeeling; toughened
Exercise
superiority or decisive advantage; domination
castigate  Speak
Exercise
social science that studies origins and social relationships of human beings
Exercise
readiness of belief; disposition to believe on slight evidence
Exercise
criticize severely; punish; revise or make corrections to publication
Exercise
wasting away; decrease in size; reduction in the functionality of an organ caused by disease
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5   Interactive spelling - Check your spelling skill online:
Read [Esc] deviation, not normal


Spelling Word: aberration
Read [Esc] extremely hard; inflexible; stubbornly unyielding


Spelling Word: adamant
Read [Esc] good-natured and likable; lovable; warmly friendly


Spelling Word: amiable
Read [Esc] exhibiting friendliness or goodwill; not quarrelsome


Spelling Word: amicable
Read [Esc] contradict; give a false impression


Spelling Word: belie
Read [Esc] able to float; cheerful and optimistic


Spelling Word: buoyant
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