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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 4 (Part of words, select list to view all.):
meager
meander
menagerie
noxious
nuance
nullify
obdurate
obfuscate
objective
oblique
obliterate
oblivious
obscure
obsequious
obsession
obsolete
obstreperous
obtuse
obviate
odious
officious
ogle
olfactory
ominous
omnipotent
omniscient
onerous
onus
opaque
ordain
ornate
orthodox
ossify
ostentatious
oust
overt
overwrought
palatable
pallid
palpable
panacea
paradigm
paradox
paragon
paramount
parasite
parched
pariah
parity
parochial
parody
parry
parsimonious
parsimony
partisan
pathos
patron
patronize
placid
plaintiff
plaudit
plausible
plethora
pliable
plumage
plummet
podium
polemical
ponderous
portend
portent
poseur
posterity
posthumous
postulate
potable
potent
pragmatic
pragmatist
preamble
precarious
precedent
precept
precinct
precipice
precipitous
preclude
precocious
predecessor
predicament
preeminent
prerogative
presentiment
presumptuous
pretentious
prevaricate
pristine
proclivity
procrastinate
3   Demonstrate word list style:
brevity: Read  quality or state of being brief in duration; concise expression

brusque: Read  abrupt and curt in manner or speech; rudely abrupt, unfriendly

bureaucracy: Read  over-regulated administrative system

burnish: Read  make shiny by rubbing; polish

cajole: Read  influence or urge by gentle urging or flattering

callow: Read  youthful; immature; inexperienced; without feathers

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4   Word meaning matching - Test words you know:
absolution  Speak
Exercise
antiquated; extremely old and ancient; belonging to very ancient times
Exercise
relating to the brain or cerebrum; intellectual rather than emotional
Exercise
cautious; sparing or restrained about giving
Exercise
act of absolving or the state of being absolved; formal remission of sin imparted by a priest
abstruse  Speak
Exercise
obscure; profound; difficult to understand.
Exercise
medieval chemistry; magical or mysterious power or process of transforming
Exercise
irregularity; person or something that is unusual; departure from normal or common order
Exercise
unpleasantly sharp or bitter to taste or smell; bitterly pungent
acrid  Speak
Exercise
capable of apprehending; knowing; conscious; relating to the faculty of apprehension; sensible; feeling; perceptive
Exercise
unpleasantly sharp or bitter to taste or smell; bitterly pungent
Exercise
quality or state of being brief in duration; concise expression
Exercise
relating to the brain or cerebrum; intellectual rather than emotional
adamant  Speak
Exercise
extremely hard; inflexible; stubbornly unyielding
Exercise
being or taking a roundabout, lengthy course; going round in a circuit; not direct
Exercise
good-natured and likable; lovable; warmly friendly
Exercise
fantastically improbable; highly unrealistic; imaginative
affable  Speak
Exercise
purging or cleansing of any passage of body
Exercise
easily approachable; warmly friendly
Exercise
calm; pacify; reduce the intensity of; relieve
Exercise
extremely hard; inflexible; stubbornly unyielding
antagonism  Speak
Exercise
active resistance; condition of being an opposing principle, force, or factor
Exercise
fantastically improbable; highly unrealistic; imaginative
Exercise
relating to the brain or cerebrum; intellectual rather than emotional
Exercise
suffering from a disease; destroyed, ruined, or spoiled
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5   Interactive spelling - Check your spelling skill online:
Read [Esc]    rubbing away; tending to grind down


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


Spelling Word: acrophobia
Read [Esc]    excessive flattery or admiration; unmerited praise


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


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


Spelling Word: annex
Read [Esc]    irregularity; person or something that is unusual; departure from normal or common order


Spelling Word: anomaly
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