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:
acrophobia: Read  fear of heights; abnormal fear of high places

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

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4   Word meaning matching - Test words you know:
accolade  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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frankness; quality of being honest and straightforward in attitude and speech
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provide physical relief, as from pain; make easier; remove in part
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award of merit; expression of approval; praise
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sharpness; acuteness of vision or perception; keenness
adversity  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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abrupt and curt in manner or speech; rudely abrupt, unfriendly
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hot-tempered; easily angered; bad-tempered; expressing anger
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state of misfortune, hardship, or affliction; misfortune
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untrue; of questionable authorship or authenticity; erroneous; fictitious
alleviate  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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being or taking a roundabout, lengthy course; going round in a circuit; not direct
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criticize severely; punish; revise or make corrections to publication
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gay; joyous; carefree and lighthearted
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provide physical relief, as from pain; make easier; remove in part
analogous  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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private meeting of members of a party to select officers or determine policy
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abrupt and curt in manner or speech; rudely abrupt, unfriendly
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comparable; similar or alike
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sharpness; acuteness of vision or perception; keenness
antediluvian  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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antiquated; extremely old and ancient; belonging to very ancient times
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state of misfortune, hardship, or affliction; misfortune
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grow forth; send out buds; grow or develop rapidly
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frankness; quality of being honest and straightforward in attitude and speech
arable  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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fit for growing crops, as by plowing
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private meeting of members of a party to select officers or determine policy
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speak, plead, or argue in favour of; plead for; push for something
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make or become better; improve; grow better
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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]    sharpness; acuteness of vision or perception; keenness


Spelling Word: acuity
Read [Esc]    extremely hard; inflexible; stubbornly unyielding


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


Spelling Word: adversity
Read [Esc]    elegant or tasteful; of or concerning appreciation of beauty or good taste


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


Spelling Word: anomaly
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