300 Hard SAT Word List
1   Overview:
This 300 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 recent years, ithe list is near to 500 words 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. These words are organized into 5 groups with concise explanations and online practices of meaning match and spelling.

The main target of the SAT word list to learn and review hard SAT words for reading section. However, to meet with some tutors and ESL students' special requirements, the word list also offers printable cards and non-English explanations for each word.

For those who are looking for larger hard SAT word list, we recommend to consider high school spelling words of enk12.com, which has 1500 words and is 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:
[6 Words Quick View]

boorish: Read  rude and clumsy in behavior; ungentlemanly; awkward in manners

braggart: Read  boaster; one given to loud, empty boasting; very talkative person

broach: Read  introduce; bring up for discussion or debate; announce

bulwark: Read  earthwork or other strong defense; person who defends

burgeon: Read  grow forth; send out buds; grow or develop rapidly

buttress: Read  support physically; prop up; support something or someone by supplying evidence

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4   Word meaning matching - Test words you know:
abstruse  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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large kettle or boiler of copper, brass, or iron
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assent; agree without protesting
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comparable; similar or alike
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obscure; profound; difficult to understand.
acrophobia  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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fear of heights; abnormal fear of high places
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hot-tempered; easily angered; bad-tempered; expressing anger
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good-natured and likable; lovable; warmly friendly
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fantastically improbable; highly unrealistic; imaginative
affable  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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easily approachable; warmly friendly
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good-natured and likable; lovable; warmly friendly
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abrupt and curt in manner or speech; rudely abrupt, unfriendly
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short account of amusing or interesting event; short narrative; secret story of history or biography
aloof  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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gay; joyous; carefree and lighthearted
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apart; remote in manner; distant physically or emotionally; reserved and remote
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rubbing away; tending to grind down
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lack of caring; indifference
anarchy  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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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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absence of governing body; state of disorder; political disorder and confusion
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flagrant; conspicuously obvious; loudly offensive
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able to walk; formed or adapted for walking; not stationary
anecdote  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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short account of amusing or interesting event; short narrative; secret story of history or biography
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over-regulated administrative system
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purging or cleansing of any passage of body
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fear of heights; abnormal fear of high places
animosity  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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calm; pacify; reduce the intensity of; relieve
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bitter hostility; active hatred; hostile feeling or act
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capable of containing a large quantity; spacious or roomy
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private meeting of members of a party to select officers or determine policy
antagonism  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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serving to reduce sensibility to pain without loss of consciousness
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good-natured and likable; lovable; warmly friendly
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active resistance; condition of being an opposing principle, force, or factor
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fantastically improbable; highly unrealistic; imaginative
apathy  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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lack of caring; indifference
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too old to be fashionable, suitable, or useful; obsolete; aged
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influence or urge by gentle urging or flattering
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state of being ambiguous; doubtfulness or uncertainty
cajole  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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secret; mysterious; known only to the initiated
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collect; gather for oneself, as for one's pleasure or profit
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swiftness of action or motion; speed
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influence or urge by gentle urging or flattering
5   Interactive spelling - Check your spelling skill online:
Read [Esc]    unpleasantly sharp or bitter to taste or smell; bitterly pungent


Spelling Word: acrid
Read [Esc]    sharpness; acuteness of vision or perception; keenness


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


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


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


Spelling Word: ambiguity
Read [Esc]    state of having contradictory or conflicting emotional attitudes, such as love and hate


Spelling Word: ambivalence
Read [Esc]    make or become better; improve; grow better


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


Spelling Word: analgesic
Read [Esc]    antiquated; extremely old and ancient; belonging to very ancient times


Spelling Word: antediluvian
Read [Esc]    feeling or showing a lack of interest or concern; indifferent


Spelling Word: apathetic