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:
burgeon: Read  grow forth; send out buds; grow or develop rapidly

buttress: Read  support physically; prop up; support something or someone by supplying evidence

caldron: Read  large kettle or boiler of copper, brass, or iron

candid: Read  straightforward; frank; free from prejudice; impartial

cantankerous: Read  ill humored; irritable; marked by ill-tempered contradiction or opposition; ugly; malicious

capitulate: Read  surrender; end all resistance; give up; go along with or comply

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4   Word meaning matching - Test words you know:
abhor  Speak
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suffering from a disease; destroyed, ruined, or spoiled
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rubbing away; tending to grind down
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fill with horror and loathing; horrify; hate
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act of claiming for oneself the attributes and rights of God; utterance or writing concerning God or a sacred entity
abrasive  Speak
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introduce; bring up for discussion or debate; announce
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state of misfortune, hardship, or affliction; misfortune
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bitter hostility; active hatred; hostile feeling or act
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rubbing away; tending to grind down
accolade  Speak
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abolish, do away with, or annul, especially by authority
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award of merit; expression of approval; praise
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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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over-regulated administrative system
acrophobia  Speak
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criticize severely; punish; revise or make corrections to publication
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bring peace, quiet, or calm to; satisfy or relieve
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fear of heights; abnormal fear of high places
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state of being ambiguous; doubtfulness or uncertainty
aesthetic  Speak
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mean or unfair artifice to obscure truth; deception by trickery or sophistry
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elegant or tasteful; of or concerning appreciation of beauty or good taste
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unpleasantly sharp or bitter to taste or smell; bitterly pungent
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grow forth; send out buds; grow or develop rapidly
alchemy  Speak
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state of misfortune, hardship, or affliction; misfortune
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fear of heights; abnormal fear of high places
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medieval chemistry; magical or mysterious power or process of transforming
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state of being certain; complete assurance; confidence
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5   Interactive spelling - Check your spelling skill online:
Read [Esc]    refrain; hold oneself back voluntarily from an action or practice


Spelling Word: abstain
Read [Esc]    award of merit; expression of approval; praise


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


Spelling Word: acrid
Read [Esc]    sharpness; acuteness of vision or perception; keenness


Spelling Word: acuity
Read [Esc]    easily approachable; warmly friendly


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


Spelling Word: aloof
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