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 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:
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

analgesic: Read  serving to reduce sensibility to pain without loss of consciousness

anarchy: Read  absence of governing body; state of disorder; political disorder and confusion

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4   Word meaning matching - Test words you know:
acquiesce  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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assent; agree without protesting
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comparable; similar or alike
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quality or state of being brief in duration; concise expression
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boaster; one given to loud, empty boasting; very talkative person
acuity  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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serving to reduce sensibility to pain without loss of consciousness
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suffering from a disease; destroyed, ruined, or spoiled
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sharpness; acuteness of vision or perception; keenness
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speak, plead, or argue in favour of; plead for; push for something
ambiguity  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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capable of apprehending; knowing; conscious; relating to the faculty of apprehension; sensible; feeling; perceptive
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ill humored; irritable; marked by ill-tempered contradiction or opposition; ugly; malicious
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state of being ambiguous; doubtfulness or uncertainty
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act of absolving or the state of being absolved; formal remission of sin imparted by a priest
ambulatory  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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able to walk; formed or adapted for walking; not stationary
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make shiny by rubbing; polish
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middle class; selfishly materialistic; dully conventional
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serving to reduce sensibility to pain without loss of consciousness
amorphous  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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formless; lacking shape or definition
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ill humored; irritable; marked by ill-tempered contradiction or opposition; ugly; malicious
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surrender; end all resistance; give up; go along with or comply
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boaster; one given to loud, empty boasting; very talkative person
analgesic  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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feeling or showing a lack of interest or concern; indifferent
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bring peace, quiet, or calm to; satisfy or relieve
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comparable; similar or alike
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serving to reduce sensibility to pain without loss of consciousness
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5   Interactive spelling - Check your spelling skill online:
Read [Esc]    medieval chemistry; magical or mysterious power or process of transforming


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


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


Spelling Word: antediluvian
Read [Esc]    capable of apprehending; knowing; conscious; relating to the faculty of apprehension; sensible; feeling; perceptive


Spelling Word: apprehensive
Read [Esc]    fit for growing crops, as by plowing


Spelling Word: arable
Read [Esc]    secret; mysterious; known only to the initiated


Spelling Word: arcane
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