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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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discount: Read
give reduction in price on
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disillusionment: Read
disenchantment, disappointment
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disparage: Read
belittle; speak of in a slighting or disrespectful way; reduce in esteem or rank
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dispel: Read
scatter; drive away; cause to vanish
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disquiet: Read
make uneasy or anxious; trouble
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distaste: Read
dislike, aversion
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4   Word meaning matching - Test words you know:
abate  Speak
Exercise
calmness of temperament; steadiness of mind under stress.
Exercise
subside; decrease; become less in amount or intensity
Exercise
friendly; cordial; having a pleasant or friendly disposition or manner
Exercise
worthy of contempt; deserving of scorn or disdain; mean
acrimony  Speak
Exercise
rebuke or scold angrily and at length
Exercise
rude and clumsy in behavior; ungentlemanly; awkward in manners
Exercise
bring out; arouse; call forth
Exercise
bitter animosity
assiduous  Speak
Exercise
reddish; elaborately or excessively ornamented
Exercise
put at disadvantage; prevent progress or free movement of
Exercise
assign, portion
Exercise
constant in application or attention; diligent; unceasing or persistent
boorish  Speak
Exercise
rude and clumsy in behavior; ungentlemanly; awkward in manners
Exercise
marked by quiet and caution and secrecy
Exercise
person who eats too much food and drink
Exercise
easily deceived person; duplicate of photographic image
cerebral  Speak
Exercise
establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts; support with evidence
Exercise
repeated too often; over familiar through overuse
Exercise
express disapproval of; protest against; belittle
Exercise
relating to the brain or cerebrum; intellectual rather than emotional
churlish  Speak
Exercise
opinion contrary to popular belief; opinion contrary to accepted religion
Exercise
worthy of contempt; deserving of scorn or disdain; mean
Exercise
rebuke or scold angrily and at length
Exercise
difficult to work with; rude; unyielding; unmanageable
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Read [Esc] deviation, not normal


Spelling Word: aberration
Read [Esc] responsive to advice or suggestion; responsible to higher authority; willing to comply with; agreeable


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


Spelling Word: amiable
Read [Esc] greediness for wealth; insatiable desire of gain


Spelling Word: avarice
Read [Esc] agree


Spelling Word: concur
Read [Esc] portray; depict; draw or trace outline of; sketch out


Spelling Word: delineate
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