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Top 100 SAT words

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adulation
high praise
adversity
misfortune
aesthetic
pertaining to beauty
amicable
agreeable
anachronistic
out-of-date
arid
extremely dry
assiduous
hard-working
benevolent
friendly, helpful
camaraderie
trust among friends
censure
to criticize harshly
circuitous
indirect, roundabout
clairvoyant
able to see the future
condescending
patronizing, believing you are better than others
conformist
follower of customs
congregation
crowd of people
deleterious
harmful
demagogue
rabble-rousing leader
digression
straying from main point
diligent
hard-working
disdain
to regard with scorn
empathy
sharing of feelings
emulate
follow an example
enervating
tiring, weakening
ephemeral
momentary, fleeting
evanescent
short-lived, as an image
exasperation
irritation, frustration
exemplary
outstanding
extenuating
guilt diminishing
florid
flushed, ornate, very fancy
fortuitous
lucky
frugal
thrifty, economical
hackneyed
overused, cliched
hedonist
pleasure seeker
impetuous
rash, impulsive
impute
to say that someone or something is guilty of
inconsequential
trivial
intrepid
fearless, adventurous
jubilation
joy, exultation
lobbyist
persuader of legislators
mundane
ordinary, common
nonchalant
calm, casual
opulent
wealthy
orator
speaker
ostentatious
displaying wealth
parched
dried up
perfidious
disloyal
precocious
talented beyond one's age
pretentious
pompous, self-important
prosaic
run-of-the-mill, ordinary
prudent
wise, careful, cautious
rancorous
hateful
reclusive
withdrawn, hermit-like
resilient
quick to recover
reverence
profound respect
sagacity
wisdom
scrutinize
to observe carefully
spurious
phony, false
substantiate
to verify, confirm
subtle
elusive, sly, ambiguous, not obvious
superficial
lacking in depth
superfluous
more than enough
suppress
to end an activity
surreptitious
secret, stealthy
tactful
diplomatic, polite
tenacious
persistent, resolute
transient
temporary, fleeting
venerable
respectable due to age
vindicate
to clear from blame