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
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accolade: Read  award of merit; expression of approval; praise

acrid: Read  unpleasantly sharp or bitter to taste or smell; bitterly pungent

acuity: Read  sharpness; acuteness of vision or perception; keenness

adroit: Read  skillful and adept under pressing conditions

adversity: Read  state of misfortune, hardship, or affliction; misfortune

aesthetic: Read  elegant or tasteful; of or concerning appreciation of beauty or good taste

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4   Word meaning matching - Test words you know:
abrogate  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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frankness; quality of being honest and straightforward in attitude and speech
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abolish, do away with, or annul, especially by authority
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bring peace, quiet, or calm to; satisfy or relieve
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quality or state of being brief in duration; concise expression
absolution  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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cheerful promptness or willingness; eagerness; speed or quickness
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act of absolving or the state of being absolved; formal remission of sin imparted by a priest
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flagrant; conspicuously obvious; loudly offensive
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critical; addicted to censure; severe in making remarks on others, or on their writings or manners; implying or expressing censure
abstain  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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abrupt and curt in manner or speech; rudely abrupt, unfriendly
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refrain; hold oneself back voluntarily from an action or practice
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act of absolving or the state of being absolved; formal remission of sin imparted by a priest
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abolish, do away with, or annul, especially by authority
affable  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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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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easily approachable; warmly friendly
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surrender; end all resistance; give up; go along with or comply
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friendship; peaceful relations, as between nations
alleviate  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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defraud or cheat; frustrate or disappoint; evade or escape from
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calm; pacify; reduce the intensity of; relieve
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secret; mysterious; known only to the initiated
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provide physical relief, as from pain; make easier; remove in part
amass  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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provide physical relief, as from pain; make easier; remove in part
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collect; gather for oneself, as for one's pleasure or profit
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too old to be fashionable, suitable, or useful; obsolete; aged
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criticize severely; punish; revise or make corrections to publication
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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]    provide physical relief, as from pain; make easier; remove in part


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


Spelling Word: ameliorate
Read [Esc]    short account of amusing or interesting event; short narrative; secret story of history or biography


Spelling Word: anecdote
Read [Esc]    antiquated; extremely old and ancient; belonging to very ancient times


Spelling Word: antediluvian
Read [Esc]    fit for growing crops, as by plowing


Spelling Word: arable
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