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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 2 (Part of words, select list to view all.):
circumscribe
circumspect
circumvent
clairvoyant
clamor
clandestine
counterfeit
covert
credible
credulous
cringe
cryptic
curtail
cynical
decorum
decoy
deference
defoliate
defunct
degradation
deleterious
deliberate
demur
denounce
deplete
deplore
depravity
deprecate
deride
derogatory
desecrate
desist
despondent
deter
deteriorate
detrimental
dexterous
digress
dilemma
diligent
dirge
discern
discord
discrepancy
discriminate
disdain
enfranchise
engender
enhance
enigma
ensconce
ephemeral
epicure
epistle
epistolary
equivocate
erratic
esoteric
espouse
etymology
eulogy
euphemism
evacuate
exacerbate
exceptionable
exculpate
execrable
exegesis
exemplary
exemplify
exhaustive
exorcism
expatriate
expedient
expedite
exposition
extol
extraneous
extrinsic
fallacious
falter
fanatical
fanaticism
fastidious
fatuous
feasible
felicitous
fervor
fickle
finesse
3   Demonstrate word list style:
allay: Read  calm; pacify; reduce the intensity of; relieve

aloof: Read  apart; remote in manner; distant physically or emotionally; reserved and remote

ambiguity: Read  state of being ambiguous; doubtfulness or uncertainty

ambivalence: Read  state of having contradictory or conflicting emotional attitudes, such as love and hate

ameliorate: Read  make or become better; improve; grow better

amity: Read  friendship; peaceful relations, as between nations

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4   Word meaning matching - Test words you know:
accolade  Speak
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too old to be fashionable, suitable, or useful; obsolete; aged
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excessive flattery or admiration; unmerited praise
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one who makes maps or charts
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award of merit; expression of approval; praise
acuity  Speak
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sharpness; acuteness of vision or perception; keenness
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obscure; profound; difficult to understand.
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assent; agree without protesting
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act of claiming for oneself the attributes and rights of God; utterance or writing concerning God or a sacred entity
adamant  Speak
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rude and clumsy in behavior; ungentlemanly; awkward in manners
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gay; joyous; carefree and lighthearted
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extremely hard; inflexible; stubbornly unyielding
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able to walk; formed or adapted for walking; not stationary
adulation  Speak
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feeling or showing a lack of interest or concern; indifferent
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antiquated; extremely old and ancient; belonging to very ancient times
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secret; mysterious; known only to the initiated
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excessive flattery or admiration; unmerited praise
aesthetic  Speak
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bitter hostility; active hatred; hostile feeling or act
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elegant or tasteful; of or concerning appreciation of beauty or good taste
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book of literary selections by various authors
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excessive flattery or admiration; unmerited praise
ameliorate  Speak
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obscure; profound; difficult to understand.
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make or become better; improve; grow better
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act of absolving or the state of being absolved; formal remission of sin imparted by a priest
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formless; lacking shape or definition
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5   Interactive spelling - Check your spelling skill online:
Read [Esc]    rubbing away; tending to grind down


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


Spelling Word: accolade
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]    serving to reduce sensibility to pain without loss of consciousness


Spelling Word: analgesic
Read [Esc]    short account of amusing or interesting event; short narrative; secret story of history or biography


Spelling Word: anecdote
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