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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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attenuate   Speak
make slender, fine, or small; weaken; lessen density of
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contemptible   Speak
worthy of contempt; deserving of scorn or disdain; mean
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ebullient   Speak
showing excitement; overflowing with enthusiasm
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esoteric   Speak
hard to understand; known only in a particular group
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expose   Speak
set forth; set out to public view
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extricate   Speak
free, as from difficulties or perplexities; cause to be emitted or evolved
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4   Word meaning matching - Test words you know:
alacrity  Speak
Exercise
cheerful promptness or willingness; eagerness; speed or quickness
Exercise
make uneasy or anxious; trouble
Exercise
clarify; free from mystery or obscurity
Exercise
force to leave; remove from office
capricious  Speak
Exercise
difficult to work with; rude; unyielding; unmanageable
Exercise
exhibiting friendliness or goodwill; not quarrelsome
Exercise
fickle; impulsive and unpredictable; apt to change opinions suddenly
Exercise
sophisticated; of worldwide scope
conciliate  Speak
Exercise
social science that studies origins and social relationships of human beings
Exercise
compromising, apologizing
Exercise
great excitement; public disorder or uproar
Exercise
calmness of temperament; steadiness of mind under stress.
concur  Speak
Exercise
set forth; set out to public view
Exercise
great excitement; public disorder or uproar
Exercise
agree
Exercise
distribute; spread; scatter like seeds
debacle  Speak
Exercise
sudden downfall; complete disaster
Exercise
great excitement; public disorder or uproar
Exercise
unoriginal; derived from another source
Exercise
difficult to work with; rude; unyielding; unmanageable
deterrent  Speak
Exercise
sophisticated; of worldwide scope
Exercise
compromising, apologizing
Exercise
suffering from a disease; destroyed, ruined, or spoiled
Exercise
something that discourages; tending to deter
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social science that studies origins and social relationships of human beings


Spelling Word: anthropology
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surround an enemy; enclose or entrap; beat by cleverness and wit


Spelling Word: circumvent
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festive; occupied with or fond of the pleasures of good company


Spelling Word: convivial
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blacken; defame; attack reputation of; degrade


Spelling Word: denigrate
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ridicule; make fun of; laugh at with contempt


Spelling Word: deride
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violate the sacredness of


Spelling Word: desecration
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