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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embroiled: Read
throw into confusion; deeply involved especially in something complicated
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empirical: Read
derived from experiment and observation rather than theory
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encroaching: Read
intrusive
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enigma: Read
puzzle; difficult problem
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ephemeral: Read
short-lived; enduring a very short time
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epitome: Read
representative or perfect example of a class or type; brief summary, as of a book or article
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4   Word meaning matching - Test words you know:
adept  Speak
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extremely hard; inflexible; stubbornly unyielding
Exercise
rub or wipe out; make indistinct as if by rubbing
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expert at; very skilled; having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude
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expose as false, exaggerated, worthless; ridicule
antipathy  Speak
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false; tending to mislead; deceptive
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generous in providing aid to others; charitable
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strong feeling of aversion; dislike
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marked by or having equity; just and impartial
benevolent  Speak
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generous in providing aid to others; charitable
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cheating; deceitful; planning or using fraud; given to practice of fraud
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surround an enemy; enclose or entrap; beat by cleverness and wit
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huge; of a tremendous size, volume, degree
bog  Speak
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difficult to describe; difficult to detect or grasp by mind
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calmness of temperament; steadiness of mind under stress.
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emotionally hardened; unfeeling; toughened
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marsh, swamp
circuitous  Speak
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being or taking a roundabout, lengthy course; going round in a circuit; not direct
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marsh, swamp
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belief in equality
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extremely hard; inflexible; stubbornly unyielding
circumvent  Speak
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make uneasy or anxious; trouble
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belittle; speak of in a slighting or disrespectful way; reduce in esteem or rank
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intrusive
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surround an enemy; enclose or entrap; beat by cleverness and wit
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5   Interactive spelling - Check your spelling skill online:
Read [Esc] antiquated; extremely old and ancient; belonging to very ancient times


Spelling Word: antediluvian
Read [Esc] feeling or showing a lack of interest or concern; indifferent


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


Spelling Word: banal
Read [Esc] feeling of contented self-satisfaction, especially when unaware of upcoming trouble


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


Spelling Word: consternation
Read [Esc] plentiful; containing plenty; affording ample supply


Spelling Word: copious
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