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 SAT Essay Vocabulary
1   Overview:
SAT essay vocabulary consists of 500 moderately difficult words; many high school students may learn them somehow but cannot use them confidently. This SAT word list includes examples, contexts, and interactive spelling exercises to build a solid essay vocabulary and sharpen writing skills.

If an essay is only done in plain or simple words in SAT writing, the chance to shoot a high score is relatively low. As a general rule, better vocabulary rewards a higher score. Unlike big-size reading vocabulary, writing vocabulary relies on your choice. You can prepare a set of words, then just use them in the right place, in the right way, and with the 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 a real writing test, several hard 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 you 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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dupe: Read
easily deceived person; duplicate of photographic image
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ebullient: Read
showing excitement; overflowing with enthusiasm
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efface: Read
rub or wipe out; make indistinct as if by rubbing
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egalitarian: Read
belief in equality
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elicit: Read
draw out; bring forth or to light; generate or provoke as response or answer
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elude: Read
avoid cleverly; escape perception of
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4   Word meaning matching - Test words you know:
adroit  Speak
Exercise
bubble, fizz
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influence or urge by gentle urging or flattering
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sleeping; not active but capable of becoming active
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skillful and adept under pressing conditions
cajole  Speak
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influence or urge by gentle urging or flattering
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make slender, fine, or small; weaken; lessen density of
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agree
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difficult to describe; difficult to detect or grasp by mind
concur  Speak
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sudden downfall; complete disaster
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obscure; profound; difficult to understand.
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agree
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make slender, fine, or small; weaken; lessen density of
consternation  Speak
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intense state of fear or dismay; astonishment combined with terror
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skillful and adept under pressing conditions
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quack; one who pretends to knowledge, skill, or importance
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disappointed, defeated
corroborate  Speak
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bravery; force; power to attack or to resist attack
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intense state of fear or dismay; astonishment combined with terror
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establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts; support with evidence
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draw out; bring forth or to light; generate or provoke as response or answer
decimate  Speak
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destroy or kill a large part of; select by lot and kill one in every ten of
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calmness of temperament; steadiness of mind under stress.
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make clear or plain, especially by explanation; clarify
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difficult to describe; difficult to detect or grasp by mind
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5   Interactive spelling - Check your spelling skill online:
Read [Esc] secret; mysterious; known only to the initiated


Spelling Word: arcane
Read [Esc] superiority or decisive advantage; domination


Spelling Word: ascendancy
Read [Esc] obvious and dull; commonplace; lacking originality


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


Spelling Word: buoyant
Read [Esc] intense state of fear or dismay; astonishment combined with terror


Spelling Word: consternation
Read [Esc] express disapproval of; protest against; belittle


Spelling Word: deprecate
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