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:
burnish: Read  make shiny by rubbing; polish

cajole: Read  influence or urge by gentle urging or flattering

callow: Read  youthful; immature; inexperienced; without feathers

candor: Read  frankness; quality of being honest and straightforward in attitude and speech

capacious: Read  capable of containing a large quantity; spacious or roomy

carping: Read  fault-finding; excessive complaining; of unreasonable criticism or censure

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4   Word meaning matching - Test words you know:
advocate  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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too old to be fashionable, suitable, or useful; obsolete; aged
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excessive flattery or admiration; unmerited praise
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speak, plead, or argue in favour of; plead for; push for something
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fear of heights; abnormal fear of high places
allay  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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abrupt and curt in manner or speech; rudely abrupt, unfriendly
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calm; pacify; reduce the intensity of; relieve
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absence of governing body; state of disorder; political disorder and confusion
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formless; lacking shape or definition
ambulatory  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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support or prop up with or as if with a long narrow pillow or cushion
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easily approachable; warmly friendly
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able to walk; formed or adapted for walking; not stationary
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secret; mysterious; known only to the initiated
amorphous  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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flagrant; conspicuously obvious; loudly offensive
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one who makes maps or charts
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formless; lacking shape or definition
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being or taking a roundabout, lengthy course; going round in a circuit; not direct
analogous  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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comparable; similar or alike
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straightforward; frank; free from prejudice; impartial
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too old to be fashionable, suitable, or useful; obsolete; aged
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state of being ambiguous; doubtfulness or uncertainty
animosity  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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fit for growing crops, as by plowing
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over-regulated administrative system
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speak, plead, or argue in favour of; plead for; push for something
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bitter hostility; active hatred; hostile feeling or act
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5   Interactive spelling - Check your spelling skill online:
Read [Esc]    abolish, do away with, or annul, especially by authority


Spelling Word: abrogate
Read [Esc]    sparing or moderation in eating and drinking; temperate


Spelling Word: abstemious
Read [Esc]    assent; agree without protesting


Spelling Word: acquiesce
Read [Esc]    state of being ambiguous; doubtfulness or uncertainty


Spelling Word: ambiguity
Read [Esc]    friendship; peaceful relations, as between nations


Spelling Word: amity
Read [Esc]    bitter hostility; active hatred; hostile feeling or act


Spelling Word: animosity
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