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 500 Hard SAT Word List
1   Overview:
This 500 hard SAT word list is a middle size but high difficult vocabulary. They aren't common or daily words in English, but occur in academic or serious reading materials from time to time. Because of new added words year by year, the original 300 words list is over 500 now.

The hard word list is a valuable supplement to students who want to enrich SAT vocabulary skill, especially to prepare hard words for SAT reading section. The vocabulary is organized into 5 groups; each word has concise explanation and online practices to help master these difficult words quickly.

The main target of the word list is to learn and review hard SAT words for reading section. In addition, to meet with some tutors and ESL students' special requirements, the word list also offers printable flashcards and non-English explanations of 20 languages for each word.

For those who are looking for larger hard SAT vocabualry, we recommend to consider high school spelling words, which have totally 1500 words and are organized by grades:
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Words of Group 2 (Part of words, select list to view all.):
circumscribe
circumspect
circumvent
clairvoyant
clamor
clandestine
counterfeit
covert
credible
credulous
cringe
cryptic
curtail
cynical
decorum
decoy
deference
defoliate
defunct
degradation
deleterious
deliberate
demur
denounce
deplete
deplore
depravity
deprecate
deride
derogatory
desecrate
desist
despondent
deter
deteriorate
detrimental
dexterous
digress
dilemma
diligent
dirge
discern
discord
discrepancy
discriminate
disdain
enfranchise
engender
enhance
enigma
ensconce
ephemeral
epicure
epistle
epistolary
equivocate
erratic
esoteric
espouse
etymology
eulogy
euphemism
evacuate
exacerbate
exceptionable
exculpate
execrable
exegesis
exemplary
exemplify
exhaustive
exorcism
expatriate
expedient
expedite
exposition
extol
extraneous
extrinsic
fallacious
falter
fanatical
fanaticism
fastidious
fatuous
feasible
felicitous
fervor
fickle
finesse
3   Demonstrate word list style:
adamant: Read  extremely hard; inflexible; stubbornly unyielding

adulation: Read  excessive flattery or admiration; unmerited praise

advocate: Read  speak, plead, or argue in favour of; plead for; push for something

affable: Read  easily approachable; warmly friendly

alchemy: Read  medieval chemistry; magical or mysterious power or process of transforming

alleviate: Read  provide physical relief, as from pain; make easier; remove in part

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4   Word meaning matching - Test words you know:
abstain  Speak
Exercise
refrain; hold oneself back voluntarily from an action or practice
Exercise
quality or state of being brief in duration; concise expression
Exercise
private meeting of members of a party to select officers or determine policy
Exercise
rude and clumsy in behavior; ungentlemanly; awkward in manners
abstemious  Speak
Exercise
swiftness of action or motion; speed
Exercise
relating to the brain or cerebrum; intellectual rather than emotional
Exercise
speak, plead, or argue in favour of; plead for; push for something
Exercise
sparing or moderation in eating and drinking; temperate
abstruse  Speak
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short account of amusing or interesting event; short narrative; secret story of history or biography
Exercise
quality or state of being brief in duration; concise expression
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rubbing away; tending to grind down
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obscure; profound; difficult to understand.
accolade  Speak
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hypocrite, especially, superstitious hypocrite; one who is strongly partial to one's own group, religion, race, or politics
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boaster; one given to loud, empty boasting; very talkative person
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award of merit; expression of approval; praise
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capable of burning, corroding, dissolving, or eating away by chemical action
adamant  Speak
Exercise
unpleasantly sharp or bitter to taste or smell; bitterly pungent
Exercise
quality or state of being brief in duration; concise expression
Exercise
purging or cleansing of any passage of body
Exercise
extremely hard; inflexible; stubbornly unyielding
amass  Speak
Exercise
quality or state of being brief in duration; concise expression
Exercise
collect; gather for oneself, as for one's pleasure or profit
Exercise
swiftness of action or motion; speed
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feeling or showing a lack of interest or concern; indifferent
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5   Interactive spelling - Check your spelling skill online:
Read [Esc]    act of absolving or the state of being absolved; formal remission of sin imparted by a priest


Spelling Word: absolution
Read [Esc]    unpleasantly sharp or bitter to taste or smell; bitterly pungent


Spelling Word: acrid
Read [Esc]    fear of heights; abnormal fear of high places


Spelling Word: acrophobia
Read [Esc]    apart; remote in manner; distant physically or emotionally; reserved and remote


Spelling Word: aloof
Read [Esc]    collect; gather for oneself, as for one's pleasure or profit


Spelling Word: amass
Read [Esc]    make or become better; improve; grow better


Spelling Word: ameliorate
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