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
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castigate: Read  criticize severely; punish; revise or make corrections to publication

caucus: Read  private meeting of members of a party to select officers or determine policy

cavalcade: Read  ceremonial procession or display; succession or series

censorious: Read  critical; addicted to censure; severe in making remarks on others, or on their writings or manners; implying or expressing censure

cerebral: Read  relating to the brain or cerebrum; intellectual rather than emotional

chary: Read  cautious; sparing or restrained about giving

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4   Word meaning matching - Test words you know:
absolution  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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good-natured and likable; lovable; warmly friendly
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fit for growing crops, as by plowing
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gay; joyous; carefree and lighthearted
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act of absolving or the state of being absolved; formal remission of sin imparted by a priest
advocate  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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unpleasantly sharp or bitter to taste or smell; bitterly pungent
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swelling out in waves; surging; stormy; affected by storms
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speak, plead, or argue in favour of; plead for; push for something
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award of merit; expression of approval; praise
alacrity  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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cheerful promptness or willingness; eagerness; speed or quickness
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straightforward; frank; free from prejudice; impartial
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influence or urge by gentle urging or flattering
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append or attach; take possession of; incorporate into an existing political unit
allay  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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purging or cleansing of any passage of body
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being or taking a roundabout, lengthy course; going round in a circuit; not direct
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earthwork or other strong defense; person who defends
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calm; pacify; reduce the intensity of; relieve
ambivalence  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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book of literary selections by various authors
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state of misfortune, hardship, or affliction; misfortune
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state of having contradictory or conflicting emotional attitudes, such as love and hate
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over-regulated administrative system
anarchy  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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no longer current or applicable; antiquated
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act of claiming for oneself the attributes and rights of God; utterance or writing concerning God or a sacred entity
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absence of governing body; state of disorder; political disorder and confusion
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suffering from a disease; destroyed, ruined, or spoiled
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5   Interactive spelling - Check your spelling skill online:
Read [Esc]    award of merit; expression of approval; praise


Spelling Word: accolade
Read [Esc]    calm; pacify; reduce the intensity of; relieve


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


Spelling Word: amass
Read [Esc]    unclear or doubtful in meaning


Spelling Word: ambiguous
Read [Esc]    formless; lacking shape or definition


Spelling Word: amorphous
Read [Esc]    serving to reduce sensibility to pain without loss of consciousness


Spelling Word: analgesic
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