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51-100 Most Common SAT Words

51-100 Most Common SAT Words
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impute
to attribute to someone
Verb

Ms. Hardin'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. Hardin'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 Milestones, she looked nonchalant.
novice
beginner, new
noun

Because I was 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 Milestones.
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.