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500 Hard SAT Word List (1)

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abhor
abrasive
abrogate
absolution
abstain
abstemious
abstruse
accolade
acquiesce
acrid
acrophobia
acuity
adamant
adroit
adulation
adversity
advocate
aesthetic
affable
alacrity
alchemy
allay
alleviate
aloof
amass
ambiguity
ambiguous
ambivalence
ambulatory
ameliorate
amiable
amity
amorphous
analgesic
analogous
anarchy
anecdote
animosity
annex
anomaly
antagonism
antediluvian
anthology
antiquated
apathetic
apathy
apocryphal
appease
apprehensive
arable
arbitrary
arcane
archaic
bigot
bilk
billowing
blasphemy
blatant
blighted
blithe
bolster
boorish
bourgeois
braggart
brevity
broach
brusque
bulwark
bureaucracy
burgeon
burnish
buttress
cajole
caldron
callow
candid
candor
cantankerous
capacious
capitulate
carping
cartographer
castigate
catharsis
caucus
caustic
cavalcade
celerity
censorious
censure
cerebral
certitude
chary
chicanery
chimerical
choleric
circuitous
circumlocution

Word and Definition List


abhor: Read  (절기하다) fill with horror and loathing; horrify; hate

abrasive: Read  (연마재) rubbing away; tending to grind down

abrogate: Read  (폐기) abolish, do away with, or annul, especially by authority

absolution: Read  (사면) act of absolving or the state of being absolved; formal remission of sin imparted by a priest

abstain: Read  (기권) refrain; hold oneself back voluntarily from an action or practice

abstemious: Read  (정신) sparing or moderation in eating and drinking; temperate

abstruse: Read  (난해한) obscure; profound; difficult to understand.

accolade: Read  (영예) award of merit; expression of approval; praise

acquiesce: Read  (동의하는 것) assent; agree without protesting

acrid: Read  (매운) unpleasantly sharp or bitter to taste or smell; bitterly pungent

acrophobia: Read  (고소 공포증) fear of heights; abnormal fear of high places

acuity: Read  (카메오) sharpness; acuteness of vision or perception; keenness

adamant: Read  (단호) extremely hard; inflexible; stubbornly unyielding

adroit: Read  (교묘한) skillful and adept under pressing conditions

adulation: Read  (추정) excessive flattery or admiration; unmerited praise

adversity: Read  (역경) state of misfortune, hardship, or affliction; misfortune

advocate: Read  (열변을 토하다) speak, plead, or argue in favour of; plead for; push for something

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

affable: Read  (완화) easily approachable; warmly friendly

alacrity: Read  (민활) cheerful promptness or willingness; eagerness; speed or quickness

alchemy: Read  (연금술) medieval chemistry; magical or mysterious power or process of transforming

allay: Read  (완화) calm; pacify; reduce the intensity of; relieve

alleviate: Read  (경감) provide physical relief, as from pain; make easier; remove in part

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

amass: Read  (쌓다) collect; gather for oneself, as for one's pleasure or profit

ambiguity: Read  (모호함) state of being ambiguous; doubtfulness or uncertainty

ambiguous: Read  (모호한) unclear or doubtful in meaning

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

ambulatory: Read  (외래) able to walk; formed or adapted for walking; not stationary

ameliorate: Read  (개량하다) make or become better; improve; grow better

amiable: Read  (이던가요) good-natured and likable; lovable; warmly friendly

amity: Read  (친선) friendship; peaceful relations, as between nations

amorphous: Read  (비정질) formless; lacking shape or definition

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

analogous: Read  (유사한) comparable; similar or alike

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

anecdote: Read  (일화) short account of amusing or interesting event; short narrative; secret story of history or biography

animosity: Read  (원한) bitter hostility; active hatred; hostile feeling or act

annex: Read  (별관) append or attach; take possession of; incorporate into an existing political unit

annex: Read  (별관) append or attach; take possession of; incorporate into an existing political unit

anomaly: Read  (예외) irregularity; person or something that is unusual; departure from normal or common order

antagonism: Read  (대립) active resistance; condition of being an opposing principle, force, or factor

antediluvian: Read  (대홍수 이전) antiquated; extremely old and ancient; belonging to very ancient times

anthology: Read  (선집) book of literary selections by various authors

antiquated: Read  (골동품) too old to be fashionable, suitable, or useful; obsolete; aged

apathetic: Read  (냉담한) feeling or showing a lack of interest or concern; indifferent

apathy: Read  (무관심) lack of caring; indifference

apocryphal: Read  (외경의) untrue; of questionable authorship or authenticity; erroneous; fictitious

appease: Read  (유화) bring peace, quiet, or calm to; satisfy or relieve

apprehensive: Read  (우려) capable of apprehending; knowing; conscious; relating to the faculty of apprehension; sensible; feeling; perceptive

arable: Read  (경작할) fit for growing crops, as by plowing

arbitrary: Read  (임의) randomly chosen; determined by chance or impulse, and not by reason or principle

arcane: Read  (비밀의) secret; mysterious; known only to the initiated

archaic: Read  (고풍의) no longer current or applicable; antiquated

bigot: Read  (옹졸한) hypocrite, especially, superstitious hypocrite; one who is strongly partial to one's own group, religion, race, or politics

bilk: Read  (떼어 먹다) defraud or cheat; frustrate or disappoint; evade or escape from

billowing: Read  (넓���다) swelling out in waves; surging; stormy; affected by storms

blasphemy: Read  (모독) act of claiming for oneself the attributes and rights of God; utterance or writing concerning God or a sacred entity

blatant: Read  (뻔뻔스러운) flagrant; conspicuously obvious; loudly offensive

blighted: Read  (blighted) suffering from a disease; destroyed, ruined, or spoiled

blithe: Read  (즐거운) gay; joyous; carefree and lighthearted

bolster: Read  (강화) support or prop up with or as if with a long narrow pillow or cushion

boorish: Read  (촌티 나는) rude and clumsy in behavior; ungentlemanly; awkward in manners

bourgeois: Read  (부르주아) middle class; selfishly materialistic; dully conventional

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

brevity: Read  (짧음) quality or state of being brief in duration; concise expression

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

brusque: Read  (퉁명스러운) abrupt and curt in manner or speech; rudely abrupt, unfriendly

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

bureaucracy: Read  (관료) over-regulated administrative system

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

burnish: Read  (윤기) make shiny by rubbing; polish

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

cajole: Read  (부추 기다) influence or urge by gentle urging or flattering

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

callow: Read  (깃털이 아직 나지 않은) youthful; immature; inexperienced; without feathers

candid: Read  (몰래) straightforward; frank; free from prejudice; impartial

candor: Read  (공평 무사를) frankness; quality of being honest and straightforward in attitude and speech

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

capacious: Read  (널찍한) capable of containing a large quantity; spacious or roomy

capitulate: Read  (항복) surrender; end all resistance; give up; go along with or comply

carping: Read  (트집잡는) fault-finding; excessive complaining; of unreasonable criticism or censure

cartographer: Read  (지도 제작자) one who makes maps or charts

castigate: Read  (징계하다) criticize severely; punish; revise or make corrections to publication

catharsis: Read  (카타르시스) purging or cleansing of any passage of body

caucus: Read  (잡기) private meeting of members of a party to select officers or determine policy

caustic: Read  (가성) capable of burning, corroding, dissolving, or eating away by chemical action

cavalcade: Read  (커널 불타 오르듯이 붉은 기운 기마대) ceremonial procession or display; succession or series

celerity: Read  (민첩함 정보) swiftness of action or motion; speed

censorious: Read  (검열관 같은) critical; addicted to censure; severe in making remarks on others, or on their writings or manners; implying or expressing censure

censure: Read  (비난) expression of strong disapproval or harsh criticism; blame

cerebral: Read  (대뇌) relating to the brain or cerebrum; intellectual rather than emotional

certitude: Read  (확신) state of being certain; complete assurance; confidence

chary: Read  (조심스러운) cautious; sparing or restrained about giving

chicanery: Read  (발뺌) mean or unfair artifice to obscure truth; deception by trickery or sophistry

chimerical: Read  (괴물 같은) fantastically improbable; highly unrealistic; imaginative

choleric: Read  (화 잘내는) hot-tempered; easily angered; bad-tempered; expressing anger

circuitous: Read  (에움길의) being or taking a roundabout, lengthy course; going round in a circuit; not direct

circumlocution: Read  (핑계) indirect or roundabout expression; evasion in speech or writing