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 500 Hard SAT Word List
1   Overview:
The 500 hard SAT word list is a middle size but 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 newly added words year by year, the original 300 words list is over 500 now.

The hard word list is a valuable supplement for students who want to enrich their SAT vocabulary skills, especially to prepare hard words for SAT reading section. The vocabulary is organized into five groups; each word has concise explanations and online practices to help master.

The main target of the difficult word list is to learn and review hard SAT words for the reading section. Besides, to meet some tutors' and ESL students' special requirements, the word list also offers printable flashcards and non-English explanations of multiple languages for each word.

For those who are looking for a larger hard SAT vocabulary, we recommend considering high school spelling words, which have a total of 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
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abstain   Speak
refrain; hold oneself back voluntarily from an action or practice
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ambiguity   Speak
state of being ambiguous; doubtfulness or uncertainty
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arcane   Speak
secret; mysterious; known only to the initiated
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archaic   Speak
no longer current or applicable; antiquated
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broach   Speak
introduce; bring up for discussion or debate; announce
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catharsis   Speak
purging or cleansing of any passage of body
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abrogate  Speak
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good-natured and likable; lovable; warmly friendly
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abolish, do away with, or annul, especially by authority
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randomly chosen; determined by chance or impulse, and not by reason or principle
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state of being certain; complete assurance; confidence
acrid  Speak
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unpleasantly sharp or bitter to taste or smell; bitterly pungent
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ill humored; irritable; marked by ill-tempered contradiction or opposition; ugly; malicious
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obscure; profound; difficult to understand.
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abolish, do away with, or annul, especially by authority
alacrity  Speak
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cheerful promptness or willingness; eagerness; speed or quickness
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private meeting of members of a party to select officers or determine policy
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capable of apprehending; knowing; conscious; relating to the faculty of apprehension; sensible; feeling; perceptive
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fault-finding; excessive complaining; of unreasonable criticism or censure
amiable  Speak
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fill with horror and loathing; horrify; hate
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fantastically improbable; highly unrealistic; imaginative
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good-natured and likable; lovable; warmly friendly
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private meeting of members of a party to select officers or determine policy
antagonism  Speak
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active resistance; condition of being an opposing principle, force, or factor
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elegant or tasteful; of or concerning appreciation of beauty or good taste
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criticize severely; punish; revise or make corrections to publication
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extremely hard; inflexible; stubbornly unyielding
apocryphal  Speak
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untrue; of questionable authorship or authenticity; erroneous; fictitious
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introduce; bring up for discussion or debate; announce
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critical; addicted to censure; severe in making remarks on others, or on their writings or manners; implying or expressing censure
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cheerful promptness or willingness; eagerness; speed or quickness
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fill with horror and loathing; horrify; hate


Spelling Word: abhor
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refrain; hold oneself back voluntarily from an action or practice


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obscure; profound; difficult to understand.


Spelling Word: abstruse
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elegant or tasteful; of or concerning appreciation of beauty or good taste


Spelling Word: aesthetic
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provide physical relief, as from pain; make easier; remove in part


Spelling Word: alleviate
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state of being ambiguous; doubtfulness or uncertainty


Spelling Word: ambiguity
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