10 terms

The 250 Most Difficult SAT Words Set 02A

STUDY
PLAY
burnish
(v.) to polish, shine
aspersion
(n.) a curse, expression of ill-will
assiduous
(adj.) hard-working, diligent
brusque
(adj.) short, abrupt, dismissive
arrogate
(v.) to take without justification
blandish
(v.) to coax by using flattery
boon
(n.) a gift or blessing
buffet
(v.) to strike with force; (n.) an arrangement of food set out on a table
ascetic
(adj.) practicing restraint as a means of self-discipline, usually religious
buttress
(v.) to support, hold up; (n.) something that offers support