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 3 (Part of words, select list to view all.):
fitful
flagrant
flamboyant
flaunt
flippant
hamper
hangar
harangue
hasten
haughtiness
headstrong
hedonist
heed
heresy
hiatus
hinder
histrionic
hoary
hone
hyperbole
hypochondriac
hypocritical
idiosyncrasy
ignominy
illuminate
illusory
immutable
impartial
impecunious
impious
impoverished
impromptu
inadvertent
incantation
incessant
incipient
inclination
incoherent
incongruous
inconsequential
indelible
indifferent
indigenous
indulgent
ineffable
inept
inertia
inevitable
inexorable
infallible
infamous
infer
kindle
knotty
labyrinth
laceration
lachrymose
lackluster
laconic
lampoon
lance
languid
languish
larceny
largess
laud
lavish
lax
legend
legion
lethargic
levity
libertarian
liniment
lithe
livid
lofty
longevity
loquacious
lucid
ludicrous
lummox
luscious
lynch
maelstrom
magnanimous
magnate
maladroit
malady
malediction
malefactor
malingerer
malleable
mallet
marred
marshal
marsupial
martinet
masochist
maverick
3   Demonstrate word list style:
appease: Read  bring peace, quiet, or calm to; satisfy or relieve

arable: Read  fit for growing crops, as by plowing

arcane: Read  secret; mysterious; known only to the initiated

bigot: Read  hypocrite, especially, superstitious hypocrite; one who is strongly partial to one's own group, religion, race, or politics

billowing: Read  swelling out in waves; surging; stormy; affected by storms

blatant: Read  flagrant; conspicuously obvious; loudly offensive

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4   Word meaning matching - Test words you know:
abstruse  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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youthful; immature; inexperienced; without feathers
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refrain; hold oneself back voluntarily from an action or practice
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obscure; profound; difficult to understand.
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fit for growing crops, as by plowing
acrid  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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mean or unfair artifice to obscure truth; deception by trickery or sophistry
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fear of heights; abnormal fear of high places
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unpleasantly sharp or bitter to taste or smell; bitterly pungent
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capable of containing a large quantity; spacious or roomy
acrophobia  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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sparing or moderation in eating and drinking; temperate
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fear of heights; abnormal fear of high places
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cheerful promptness or willingness; eagerness; speed or quickness
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secret; mysterious; known only to the initiated
adversity  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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influence or urge by gentle urging or flattering
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speak, plead, or argue in favour of; plead for; push for something
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over-regulated administrative system
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state of misfortune, hardship, or affliction; misfortune
advocate  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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append or attach; take possession of; incorporate into an existing political unit
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serving to reduce sensibility to pain without loss of consciousness
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sparing or moderation in eating and drinking; temperate
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speak, plead, or argue in favour of; plead for; push for something
alchemy  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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medieval chemistry; magical or mysterious power or process of transforming
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being or taking a roundabout, lengthy course; going round in a circuit; not direct
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no longer current or applicable; antiquated
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sparing or moderation in eating and drinking; temperate
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5   Interactive spelling - Check your spelling skill online:
Read [Esc]    extremely hard; inflexible; stubbornly unyielding


Spelling Word: adamant
Read [Esc]    skillful and adept under pressing conditions


Spelling Word: adroit
Read [Esc]    state of misfortune, hardship, or affliction; misfortune


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


Spelling Word: amiable
Read [Esc]    formless; lacking shape or definition


Spelling Word: amorphous
Read [Esc]    append or attach; take possession of; incorporate into an existing political unit


Spelling Word: annex
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