100 most common SAT words

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100 most common SAT words

abate

reduce or lesson

abdicate

give up a position

aberration

something unusual, different from the norm

abhor

to really hate

abstain

to refrain from doing something

adversity

hardship, misfortune

aesthetic

pertaining to beauty

amicable

agreeable

anachronistic

out of the context of time, out of date.

arid

very dry

asylum

sanctuary, place of safety

benevolent

friendly, helpful

bias

a prejudice towards something or against something

boisterous

enthusiastic, loud

brazen

bold

brusque

short, rude

camaraderie

togetherness, trust, group dynamic of trust

canny

careful

capacious

very large, spacious

capitulate

surrender

clairvoyant

can predict the future

collaborate

work together

compassion

sympathy

compromise

meeting in the middle, settling differences.

condescending

patronizing

conditional

contingent upon something else, contingent upon.

conformist

someone who follows the majority

convergence

coming together.

deleterious

harmful

demagogue

rabble-rousing leader

digression

straying from main point

diligent

hard-working, dedicated

discredit

dishonor someone, prove something untrue

disdain

to regard with scorn

divergent

moving apart, going in different directions

empathy

feeling someone else's feeling.

emulate

following someone else's example

enervating

tiring

ephemeral

fleeting, temporary

evanescent

not lasting long

exemplary

outstanding

extenuating

something that makes the situation not as bad

florid

ornate

forbearance

patience, restraint

fortitude

strength

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