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 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:
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

caldron: Read  large kettle or boiler of copper, brass, or iron

candid: Read  straightforward; frank; free from prejudice; impartial

cantankerous: Read  ill humored; irritable; marked by ill-tempered contradiction or opposition; ugly; malicious

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4   Word meaning matching - Test words you know:
abrogate  Speak
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critical; addicted to censure; severe in making remarks on others, or on their writings or manners; implying or expressing censure
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secret; mysterious; known only to the initiated
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unpleasantly sharp or bitter to taste or smell; bitterly pungent
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abolish, do away with, or annul, especially by authority
acquiesce  Speak
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expression of strong disapproval or harsh criticism; blame
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abolish, do away with, or annul, especially by authority
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easily approachable; warmly friendly
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assent; agree without protesting
adulation  Speak
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bring peace, quiet, or calm to; satisfy or relieve
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boaster; one given to loud, empty boasting; very talkative person
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untrue; of questionable authorship or authenticity; erroneous; fictitious
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excessive flattery or admiration; unmerited praise
advocate  Speak
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unpleasantly sharp or bitter to taste or smell; bitterly pungent
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speak, plead, or argue in favour of; plead for; push for something
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comparable; similar or alike
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sparing or moderation in eating and drinking; temperate
affable  Speak
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sparing or moderation in eating and drinking; temperate
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easily approachable; warmly friendly
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feeling or showing a lack of interest or concern; indifferent
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capable of apprehending; knowing; conscious; relating to the faculty of apprehension; sensible; feeling; perceptive
alacrity  Speak
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middle class; selfishly materialistic; dully conventional
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feeling or showing a lack of interest or concern; indifferent
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elegant or tasteful; of or concerning appreciation of beauty or good taste
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cheerful promptness or willingness; eagerness; speed or quickness
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5   Interactive spelling - Check your spelling skill online:
Read [Esc]    obscure; profound; difficult to understand.


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


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


Spelling Word: acuity
Read [Esc]    easily approachable; warmly friendly


Spelling Word: affable
Read [Esc]    provide physical relief, as from pain; make easier; remove in part


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


Spelling Word: ambivalence
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