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 500 Hard SAT Word List
1   Overview:
This 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 to students who want to enrich SAT vocabulary skills, especially to prepare hard words for SAT reading section. The vocabulary is organized into 5 groups; each word has concise explanations and online practices to help master.

The main target of the word list is to learn and review hard SAT words for reading section. Besides, to meet with 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 larger hard SAT vocabulary, we recommend to consider high school spelling words, which have a total of 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
3   Demonstrate word list style:
abhor: Read  fill with horror and loathing; horrify; hate

abrogate: Read  abolish, do away with, or annul, especially by authority

abstain: Read  refrain; hold oneself back voluntarily from an action or practice

abstruse: Read  obscure; profound; difficult to understand.

acquiesce: Read  assent; agree without protesting

acrophobia: Read  fear of heights; abnormal fear of high places

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4   Word meaning matching - Test words you know:
abrasive  Speak
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rubbing away; tending to grind down
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state of having contradictory or conflicting emotional attitudes, such as love and hate
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fear of heights; abnormal fear of high places
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calm; pacify; reduce the intensity of; relieve
abrogate  Speak
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abrupt and curt in manner or speech; rudely abrupt, unfriendly
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award of merit; expression of approval; praise
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gay; joyous; carefree and lighthearted
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abolish, do away with, or annul, especially by authority
alacrity  Speak
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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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cheerful promptness or willingness; eagerness; speed or quickness
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book of literary selections by various authors
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serving to reduce sensibility to pain without loss of consciousness
alleviate  Speak
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capable of apprehending; knowing; conscious; relating to the faculty of apprehension; sensible; feeling; perceptive
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gay; joyous; carefree and lighthearted
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one who makes maps or charts
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provide physical relief, as from pain; make easier; remove in part
analgesic  Speak
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make or become better; improve; grow better
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criticize severely; punish; revise or make corrections to publication
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sparing or moderation in eating and drinking; temperate
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serving to reduce sensibility to pain without loss of consciousness
antediluvian  Speak
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flagrant; conspicuously obvious; loudly offensive
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cheerful promptness or willingness; eagerness; speed or quickness
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antiquated; extremely old and ancient; belonging to very ancient times
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capable of apprehending; knowing; conscious; relating to the faculty of apprehension; sensible; feeling; perceptive
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5   Interactive spelling - Check your spelling skill online:
Read [Esc]    fill with horror and loathing; horrify; hate


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


Spelling Word: acrid
Read [Esc]    state of misfortune, hardship, or affliction; misfortune


Spelling Word: adversity
Read [Esc]    absence of governing body; state of disorder; political disorder and confusion


Spelling Word: anarchy
Read [Esc]    book of literary selections by various authors


Spelling Word: anthology
Read [Esc]    too old to be fashionable, suitable, or useful; obsolete; aged


Spelling Word: antiquated
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