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100 most common SAT words

100 most common SAT words
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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out of the context of time, out of date.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