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 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:
aesthetic: Read  elegant or tasteful; of or concerning appreciation of beauty or good taste

alacrity: Read  cheerful promptness or willingness; eagerness; speed or quickness

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

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4   Word meaning matching - Test words you know:
accolade  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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defraud or cheat; frustrate or disappoint; evade or escape from
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fit for growing crops, as by plowing
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state of being ambiguous; doubtfulness or uncertainty
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award of merit; expression of approval; praise
adversity  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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elegant or tasteful; of or concerning appreciation of beauty or good taste
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state of misfortune, hardship, or affliction; misfortune
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collect; gather for oneself, as for one's pleasure or profit
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antiquated; extremely old and ancient; belonging to very ancient times
ambiguity  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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state of being ambiguous; doubtfulness or uncertainty
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fantastically improbable; highly unrealistic; imaginative
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grow forth; send out buds; grow or develop rapidly
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boaster; one given to loud, empty boasting; very talkative person
annex  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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ceremonial procession or display; succession or series
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one who makes maps or charts
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append or attach; take possession of; incorporate into an existing political unit
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quality or state of being brief in duration; concise expression
apprehensive  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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one who makes maps or charts
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over-regulated administrative system
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capable of apprehending; knowing; conscious; relating to the faculty of apprehension; sensible; feeling; perceptive
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friendship; peaceful relations, as between nations
arcane  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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secret; mysterious; known only to the initiated
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rude and clumsy in behavior; ungentlemanly; awkward in manners
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capable of apprehending; knowing; conscious; relating to the faculty of apprehension; sensible; feeling; perceptive
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elegant or tasteful; of or concerning appreciation of beauty or good taste
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5   Interactive spelling - Check your spelling skill online:
Read [Esc]    act of absolving or the state of being absolved; formal remission of sin imparted by a priest


Spelling Word: absolution
Read [Esc]    obscure; profound; difficult to understand.


Spelling Word: abstruse
Read [Esc]    assent; agree without protesting


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


Spelling Word: acuity
Read [Esc]    elegant or tasteful; of or concerning appreciation of beauty or good taste


Spelling Word: aesthetic
Read [Esc]    apart; remote in manner; distant physically or emotionally; reserved and remote


Spelling Word: aloof
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