Top 200 SAT Words

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Adulation

Flattery; admiration

Adversity

Poverty; misfortune

Advocate

Urge; plead for

Aesthetic

Pertaining to art or beauty

Affable

Easily approachable; warmly friendly

Affirmation

Assertion; confirmation

Aggregate

Total

Alleviate

Relieve

Aloof

Apart; reserved

Altruistic

Unselfishly generous; concerned for others

Ambiguous

Unclear or doubtful in meaning

Ambivalence

The state of having contradictory or conflicting emotional attitudes

Amorphous

Formless; lacking shape or definition

Anarchist

A person who seeks to overturn the established government; an advocate of abolishing authority

Anomaly

Irregularity

Antagonism

Actively expressed hostility

Antediluvian

Antiquated; extremely old

Antidote

Medicine to counteract a poison or disease; something that relieves a harmful effect

Antiquated

Old-fashioned; obsolete

Apathy

Indifference

Appease

Pacify or sooth; relieve

Apprehension

Fear

Archaic

Ancient; out of date

Ardent

Intense; passionate; zealous

Arrogance

Pride; Haughtiness

Artifact

Object made by human beings

Artisan

Manually skilled worker; craftsman opposed to artist

Ascendancy

Controlling influence; domination

Ascetic

Practicing self-denial; austere

Aspires

Seek to attain; long for

Assuage

Ease or lesson; satisfy; soothe

Audacious

Daring; bold

Austere

Forbiddingly stern; severely simple and unornamented

Autonomous

Self-governing

Avarice

Greediness for wealth

Beguile

Charm; mislead or delude

Belie

Contradict; give a false impression

Bolster

Support; reinforce

Bombastic

Pompous; using inflated language

Braggart

Boaster

Calculated

Deliberately planned

Candor

Frankness; open honesty

Capricious

Unpredictable; fickle

Charlatan

A quack; pretender to knowledge

Coalesce

Combine; fuse

Colloquial

Pertaining to conversational or common speech

Compile

Assemble; gather; accumulate

Complacency

Self-satisfaction; smugness

Conflagration

Great fire

Confound

Confuse; puzzle

Cordial

Gracious; heartfelt

Criterion

Standard used in judging

Cryptic

Mysterious; hidden; secret

Culpable

Deserving blame

Debilitate

Weaken; enfeeble

Depravity

Extreme corruption; wickedness

Deprecate

Express disapproval of; belittle

Deride

Ridicule; make fun of

Deriviative

Unoriginal; derived from another source

Digression

Wandering away from the subject

Diligence

Steadiness of effort; persistent hard work

Disclose

Reveal

Discount

Disregard; Dismiss

Discriminating

Able to see the difference

Disdain

Scorn

Disinclinatoin

A lack of inclination; reluctance

Disputation

Argumentative; fond of arguing

Dissent

Disagree

Divergent

Varying; going in different directions from the same point

Document

Provide written evidence

Dogmatic

Opinionated; arbitrary

Eclectic

Composed of elements drawn from diverse sources

Egotism

Excessive self-importance; conceit

Elated

Overjoyed; in high spirits

Elegy

Poem or song expressing lamentation

Elusive

Hard to grasp

Embellish

Adorn; ornament; add fictitious detail

Emulate

Imitate

Enmity

Ill will; hatred

Ephemeral

Short-lived; fleeting

Equivocal

Ambiguous; intentionally misleading

Eulogy

Expression of praise

Evanescent

Fleeting; vanishing

Exalt

Raise in rank or dignity; praise

Exemplary

Serving as a model; outstanding

Exuberance

Joyful enthusiasm; overflowing abundance

Facilitate

Help bring about: make less difficult

Fallow

Plowed but not sowed; uncultivated

Fanaticism

Excessive zeal; extreme devotion to a belief or cause

Fastidious

Difficult to please; really careful

Feasible

Practical

Furtive

Stealthy; sneaky

Garrulous

Talkative; wordy

Gregarious

Social

Gullible

Easily deceived

Hamper

Obstruct; make more difficult

Hardy

Strong

Haughtiness

Pride; arrogance

Hedonist

One who believes that pleasure is the sole aim in life

Hersey

Opinion contrary to popular belief

Hierarchy

Arrangement by rank or standing

Homogeneous

Composed of identical parts

Hyperbole

Exaggeration; overstatement

Hypocritical

pretending to ber virtuous; deceiving

Iconoclastic

Attacking cherished traditions

Immutable

Unchangeable

Impeccable

Faultless; having no flaws

Impudence

Impertinence; insolence

Incite

Arouse to action

Incongruous

Not fitting; absurd

Inconsequential

Insignificant; unimportant

Indifferent

Unmoved; unconcerned by; mediocre

Induce

Persuade; bring about

Innocuous

Harmless

Innovation

Change; Introducing of something new

Insularity

Narrow-mindiness; isolation

Integrity

Uprightness; wholeness

Intimidate

Frighten

Intrepid

fearless

Ironic

Resulting in an unexpected and contrary outcome

Jocular

Said or done in jest

Lavish

Liberal; wasteful

Linger

Loiter or dawdle; continue or persist

Listless

lacking in spirit or energy

Mercenary

Interested in money or gain

Meticulous

Painstaking; excessively careful

Mitigate

Moderate; appease

Morose

Ill-humored; sullen

Mosaics

Picture made of colorful small inlaid tiles; something that resembles a mosaic

Mundane

Worldly as opposed to spiritual; everyday; concerned with the commonplace

Nefarious

Very wicked

Nonchalance

Indifference; lack of concern; composure

Notoriety

Disrepute; ill fame

Obliterate

Destroy completely

Oblivion

Obscurity; forgetfulness

Obscure

Indistinct; not easily understood

Obstinate

Stubborn; hard to control or treat

Opportunist

One who sacrifices principles for expediency by taking advantage of circumstances

Orator

Public speaker

Ornate

Excessively or elaborately decorated

Pacifist

One opposed to force; antimilitarist

Penury

Severe poverty; stinginess

Peripheral

Outer; marginal

Phenomena

Observable facts; subjects of scientific investigation

Pithy

Concise; meaningful; substantial; meaty

Placate

Pacify; conciliate

Polemical

Aggressive in verbal attack; disputatious

Ponderous

Weighty; unwieldy

Pretentious

Ostentatious; pompous; making unjustified claims; overly ambitious

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