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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Ancient; out of date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
Very strict; 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; the feeling that someone or something is unworthy
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
Prodigal
Wasteful; reckless with money
Profusion
Overabundance; lavish expenditure; excess
Quagmire
Soft wet boggy land; complex of dangerous situations from which it is difficult to free oneself
Querulous
Complaining; fretful
Quiescence
State if being at rest; dormancy; temporary inactivity
Ramble
Wander aimlessly
Rancor
Bitterness; hatred
Rant
Rave; talk excitedly; scold; make a grandiloquent speech
Ratify
Approve formally; confirm; verify
Raucous
Harsh and shrill; disorderly and boisterous
Ravenous
Extremely Hungary
Raze
Destroy completely
Recount
Narrate or tell; count over again
Redundant
Unnecessary; repetitious; excessively wordy
Rhetorical
Pertaining to effective communication; insincere in language; characterized by overly elaborate, bombastic language
Robust
Vigorous; strong
Sage
Person celebrated for wisdom
Satirical
Mocking; characterized by ironic; sarcastic, caustic wit to attack or expose folly
Saturate
Soak thoroughly
Scanty
Meager; insufficient
Scrupulous
Conscientious; extremely thorough
Scrutinize
Examine closely and critically
Seclusion
Isolation; solitude
Servile
Slavish; cringing
Sluggish
Slow; lazy; lethargic
Soporific
Sleep-causing; marked by sleepiness
Sporadic
Occurring irregularly
Stagnant
Motionless; stale, dull
Stolid
Dull; impassive
Strident
Loud and harsh; insistent
Subside
Settle down; descend; grow quiet
Superficial
Trivial; shallow
Superfluous
Unnecessary; excessive; overabundant
Surfeit
Satiate; stuff; indulge to excess in anything
Surreptitious
Secret; furtive; sneaky; hidden
Sycophant
Servile flatterer; bootlicker; yes man
tantamount
Equivalent in effect or value
Tenacity
Firmness; persistence
Threadbare
Worn through till the threads show; shabby and poor
Tirade
Extended scolding; denunciation; harangue
Torpor
Lethargy; sluggish; dormancy
Trifling
Trivial; unimportant
Truncate
Shorten; cut the top off
Turmoil
Great commotion and confusion
Uniformity
Sameness; monotony
Vaporize
Turn into vapor
Virtuoso
Highly skilled artist
Virulent
Extremely poisonous; hostile; bitter
Whimsical
Capricious; fanciful
Zealot
Fanatic; person who shows excessive zeal