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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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flagrant: Read
obvious and offensive, blatant, scandalous; flaming into notice
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florid: Read
reddish; elaborately or excessively ornamented
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folly: Read
foolishness; lack of good sense, understanding, or foresight
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forlorn: Read
sad and lonely; wretched; abandoned or left behind
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fortuitous: Read
accidental; by chance; coming or occurring without any cause
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frugal: Read
sparing; economical; costing little; inexpensive
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4   Word meaning matching - Test words you know:
ascetic  Speak
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leading a life of self-discipline and self-denial; austere
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blacken; defame; attack reputation of; degrade
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convoluted, complex
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marsh, swamp
bog  Speak
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marked by quiet and caution and secrecy
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willingness to carry out the wishes of others; great respect
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approach and speak to boldly or aggressively, as with demand or request
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marsh, swamp
cacophonous  Speak
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foolishness; lack of good sense, understanding, or foresight
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giving a false appearance of frankness; not straightforward or candid; insincere or calculating
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discordant; inharmonious; sounding harshly; ill-sounding
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confuse
cosmopolitan  Speak
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artificial obstruction; heavy curtain of artillery fire; rapid, concentrated discharge of missiles
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accidental; by chance; coming or occurring without any cause
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willingness to carry out the wishes of others; great respect
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sophisticated; of worldwide scope
delineate  Speak
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tyrant; harsh, authoritarian ruler; eastern Orthodox bishop
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portray; depict; draw or trace outline of; sketch out
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make clear or plain, especially by explanation; clarify
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destroy or kill a large part of; select by lot and kill one in every ten of
demystify  Speak
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deliberately behaving a certain way to attract attention
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clarify; free from mystery or obscurity
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accidental; by chance; coming or occurring without any cause
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rebuke or scold angrily and at length
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5   Interactive spelling - Check your spelling skill online:
Read [Esc] subside; decrease; become less in amount or intensity


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


Spelling Word: amenable
Read [Esc] antiquated; extremely old and ancient; belonging to very ancient times


Spelling Word: antediluvian
Read [Esc] pompous; using inflated language; high-sounding but with little meaning


Spelling Word: bombastic
Read [Esc] discordant; inharmonious; sounding harshly; ill-sounding


Spelling Word: cacophonous
Read [Esc] succinct


Spelling Word: compendious
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