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Top 100 Common SAT Words

abbreviate

shorten

abstinence

act of refraining from

adulation

high praise

adversity

misfortune

aestethic

pertaining to beauty

amicable

agreeable

anachronistic

out of date

anecdote

short account of event

anonymous

nameless

antagonist

opponent

arid

extremely dry

assiduous

hard-working

asylum

sanctuary

benevolent

friendly, helpful

camaraderie

trust among friends

censure

o criticize harshly

circuitous

roundabout

clairvoyant

able to see the future

collaborate

work together

compassion

sympathy, mercy

compromise

to settle differences

conditional

provisional

conformist

followers of customs

congregation

crowd of people

convergence

joining of parts

deleterious

harmful

demagogue

rabble-rousing leader

digression

straying from main point

diligent

hard-working

discredit

dishonor

disdain

to regard with scorn

divergent

variant

empathy

sharing of feelings

emulate

follow an example

enervating

tiring

enhance

improve

ephemeral

momentary

evanescent

short-lived

exasperation

irritation, frustration

exemplary

outstanding

extenuating

guilt diminishing

florid

flushed, ornate

fortuitous

lucky

frugal

thrifty

hackneyed

overused

haughty

arrogant

hedonist

pleasure seeker

hypothesis

theory requiring proof

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