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51-100 Most Common SAT Words

impute

to attribute to someone
Verb

Ms. Connor's students often impute wisdom to their language arts teacher.

incompatible

unable to work together
Adjective

The two students were incompatible and could not complete the "Call Me Maybe" project they were working on.

inconsequential

trivial; unimportant
Adjective

A zero in the grade book is not an inconsequential matter as it will affect your average significantly.

inevitable

unavoidable, certain
Adjective (usually)

If our government keeps spending money we don't have, it is inevitable that we will be broke.

integrity

honesty, decency
noun

The student with tremendous integrity returned the lost iPhone.

intrepid

fearless, adventurous
adjective

Spencer's intrepid spirit was important in his decision to join the Marines.

intuitive

instinctive, untaught
adjective

Ms. Connor's intuitive use of the comma in college was a help, but knowing the rules would have earned her better grades.

jubilation

joy, exultation
noun

Parkview's excitement and jubilation over their win against Brookwood was felt throughout Lilburn.

lobbyist

persuader of legislators
noun

The lobbyist was hoping to convince the senator to vote against the bill to increase taxes.

longevity

long life
noun

I hope to reach the age of 90 as our family is known for its longevity.

mundane

ordinary, common
adjective

Typing letters is a fairly mundane use of the new technology.

nonchalant

calm, casual
adjective

Because Claire was confident while taking the CRCT, she looked nonchalant.

novice

beginner, new
noun

Because I wass a novice basketball player, I was unsure of all the rules.

opulent

outwardly wealthy
adjective

The opulent woman was seen wearing very expensive clothes.

orator

public speaker
noun

Martin Luther King Jr. demonstrated that he was a great orator in his "I Have a Dream" speech.

ostentatious

displaying wealth
adjective

Johnny was a bit ostentatious when he showed his iphone to his group of friends.

parched

dried up
adjective

The grass was parched during the two month drought.

perfidious

disloyal
adjective

Mario behaves in a perfidious manner when he leaves Yogi to run from Bowser.

precocious

talented beyond one's age
adjective

The precocious child scored way above average on her CoGAT test.

pretentious

pompous, self-important
adjective

Scott's pretentious attitude led me to the conclusion that he was stuck on himself!

procrastinate

to delay unnecessarily
verb

Most students like to procrastinate with homework, so they have to stay up late to finish it.

prosaic

average, unimaginative
adjective

My teacher's prosaic lesson almost put me to sleep.

prosperity

wealth, success
adjective

Prosperity is gained by setting a goal and achieving it.

provocative

inflammatory
adjective

The provocative racial slur enraged the audience.

prudent

wise, careful, cautious
adjective

I was prudent and took my jacket when they said it was going to be cold.

querulous

irritable, always complaining
adjective

Sam's Benchmark grade only made his querulous parents angrier.

rancorous

hateful
adjective

Jack's rancorous attitude towards Jen was obvious when he insulted her because she likes the Georgia Bulldogs.

reclusive

withdrawn from society, hermit-like
adjective

Her reclusive behavior made it hard for her to make friends on the soccer team.

reconciliation

agreement after a quarrel
noun

Jane longed for reconciliation between her and her estranged father.

renovation

state of being renewed
noun

Almir's renovation of his antique fishing pole was amazing!

resilient

quick to recover
adjective

After 911, New York City was as resilient as they quickly began cleaning up and rebuilding the place.

restrained

controlled, restricted
adjective

His restrained performance on the basketball court was a result of his injuries.

reverence

profound respect
adjective

The benevolent King and Queen were worthy of the reverence showed by their people.

sagacity

wisdom
noun

Because Kyle had the sagacity to realize that he could not win the argument, he left the room.

scrutinize

to observe carefully
verb

It is important to scrutinize legal documents before signing them so you do not agree to something in error.

spontaneity

impulsive action
noun

Tom's spontaneity always keeps things interesting as you never know what he is going to do next!

spurious

phony, false
adjective

A terrible scandal erupted when they discovered the spurious Mona Lisa painting.

submissive

meek
adjective

Beth's submissive behavior allowed people to take advantage of her kindness.

substantiate

to verify, confirm
verb

Your work in class will usually substantiate your final grade.

subtle

elusive, sly, ambiguous
adjective

Her subtle hint about her birthday make it difficult to determine whether or not she wanted us to celebrate.

superficial

lacking in depth
adjective

Because her science knowledge was only superficial, she did not do well on the CRCT.

superfluous

extra, too much
adjective

The superfluous chatter in the room made it difficult for students to concentrate on their work.

suppress

to force an end or keep under control
verb

Mitch could not suppress his laughter any longer and created a disruption in class.

surreptitious

secret, stealthy
adjective

The administration did not know about the surreptitious meetings by the upset citizens.

tactful

diplomatic, polite
adjective

Because Amanda did not want to hurt her mom's feelings, she was very tactful when giving her honest opinion about her outfit.

tenacious

persistent, resolute
adjective

Her tenacious spirit gave her a competitive edge when competing on the tennis court.

transient

temporary, fleeting
adjective

The football player's transient success only lasted while he was strong and healthy.

venerable

respectable due to age
adjective

The king's venerable reign lasted over 30 years.

vindicate

to clear from blame
verb

You must vindicate yourself if you did not commit the crime.

wary

watchful, cautious
adjective

After having her identity stolen, Denise became wary of providing any information over the phone.

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