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:
catharsis: Read  purging or cleansing of any passage of body

caustic: Read  capable of burning, corroding, dissolving, or eating away by chemical action

celerity: Read  swiftness of action or motion; speed

censure: Read  expression of strong disapproval or harsh criticism; blame

certitude: Read  state of being certain; complete assurance; confidence

chicanery: Read  mean or unfair artifice to obscure truth; deception by trickery or sophistry

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4   Word meaning matching - Test words you know:
abrasive  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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state of misfortune, hardship, or affliction; misfortune
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rubbing away; tending to grind down
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over-regulated administrative system
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collect; gather for oneself, as for one's pleasure or profit
abstain  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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refrain; hold oneself back voluntarily from an action or practice
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randomly chosen; determined by chance or impulse, and not by reason or principle
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influence or urge by gentle urging or flattering
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mean or unfair artifice to obscure truth; deception by trickery or sophistry
adamant  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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award of merit; expression of approval; praise
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extremely hard; inflexible; stubbornly unyielding
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purging or cleansing of any passage of body
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friendship; peaceful relations, as between nations
adversity  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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refrain; hold oneself back voluntarily from an action or practice
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friendship; peaceful relations, as between nations
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antiquated; extremely old and ancient; belonging to very ancient times
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state of misfortune, hardship, or affliction; misfortune
ambivalence  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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state of having contradictory or conflicting emotional attitudes, such as love and hate
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append or attach; take possession of; incorporate into an existing political unit
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hypocrite, especially, superstitious hypocrite; one who is strongly partial to one's own group, religion, race, or politics
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flagrant; conspicuously obvious; loudly offensive
ambulatory  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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able to walk; formed or adapted for walking; not stationary
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serving to reduce sensibility to pain without loss of consciousness
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apart; remote in manner; distant physically or emotionally; reserved and remote
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private meeting of members of a party to select officers or determine policy
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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]    sparing or moderation in eating and drinking; temperate


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


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


Spelling Word: adversity
Read [Esc]    speak, plead, or argue in favour of; plead for; push for something


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


Spelling Word: amorphous
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