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100 Most Common SAT Vocabulary

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abbreviate: Read
v. Syn. shorten
make shorter; reduce to shorter form intended to represent full form, as for word or phrase

abstinence: Read
n.
restraint from eating or drinking; refraining from indulging appetite or desire

adulation: Read
n. Syn. flattery; admiration
excessive flattery or admiration; unmerited praise

adversity: Read
n. Syn. poverty; misfortune
state of misfortune, hardship, or affliction; misfortune

aesthetic: Read
a. Syn. artistic; elegant
elegant or tasteful; of or concerning appreciation of beauty or good taste

amicable: Read
a. Syn. friendly
exhibiting friendliness or goodwill; not quarrelsome

anachronistic: Read
a.
having time error in story; erroneous in date; in wrong time

anecdote: Read
n. Syn. episode; story
short account of amusing or interesting event; short narrative; secret story of history or biography

anonymous: Read
a. Syn. unknown; nameless
having no name; having unknown or unacknowledged name

antagonist: Read
n.
one who contends with another, especially in combat; an adversary; opponent

arid: Read
a. Syn. dry; barren
dry; lacking moisture, especially having insufficient rainfall to support trees or plants

assiduous: Read
a. Syn. diligent; persistent
constant in application or attention; diligent; unceasing or persistent

asylum: Read
n. Syn. protection
place of refuge or shelter; protection

benevolent: Read
a. Syn. generous; charitable
generous in providing aid to others; charitable

camaraderie: Read
n. Syn. intimacy
good-fellowship; companionship; close friendship in friends or teammates

censure: Read
v. Syn. blame; criticize
expression of strong disapproval or harsh criticism; blame

circuitous: Read
a. Syn. roundabout
being or taking a roundabout, lengthy course; going round in a circuit; not direct

clairvoyant: Read
n. Syn. fortuneteller
having foresight; fortuneteller

collaborate: Read
v. Syn. cooperate
work together, especially in a joint intellectual effort

compassion: Read
n.
sensation of sorrow excited by the distress or misfortunes of another; pity; commiseration

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 Most Common SAT Vocabulary - QuizMore Quizzes Show Quiz 
abstinence  Read
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showy; pretentious; trying to attract attention
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restraint from eating or drinking; refraining from indulging appetite or desire
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put down by force or authority; overwhelm; keep from being revealed
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clear from blame; exonerate; maintain, uphold, or defend
adulation  Read
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unavoidable; incapable of being avoided or prevented
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excessive flattery or admiration; unmerited praise
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trivial; of little substance; involving a surface only
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advanced in development; appearing or developing early
aesthetic  Read
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fearless; indicating or springing from courage
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elegant or tasteful; of or concerning appreciation of beauty or good taste
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differing; tending to move apart in different directions
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seeing clearly; relating to, or arising from intuition; automatic, without requiring conscious thought
anecdote  Read
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one who contends with another, especially in combat; an adversary; opponent
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short account of amusing or interesting event; short narrative; secret story of history or biography
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make better or more attractive; increase; improve
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restraint from eating or drinking; refraining from indulging appetite or desire
benevolent  Read
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generous in providing aid to others; charitable
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fleeting; vanishing or likely to vanish like vapor
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slight; be difficult to detect or grasp by the mind
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expression of strong disapproval or harsh criticism; blame
clairvoyant  Read
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reddish; elaborately or excessively ornamented
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make better or more attractive; increase; improve
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having foresight; fortuneteller
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good-fellowship; companionship; close friendship in friends or teammates
divergent  Read
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serving as model; outstanding; typical
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differing; tending to move apart in different directions
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habitually complaining; expressing complaint or grievance
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defame; destroy confidence in; disbelieve
emulate  Read
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serving as model; outstanding; typical
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understanding and entering into another's feelings
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wandering from the main path of a journey; diversion
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be a match or counterpart for; eager to equal or excel
impute  Read
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lay responsibility or blame for, often unjustly
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seeing clearly; relating to, or arising from intuition; automatic, without requiring conscious thought
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quality of being sagacious; quickness or acuteness of sense perceptions; keenness of discernment; shrewdness
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being beyond what is required or sufficient
inevitable  Read
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secret; done or made by stealth, or without proper authority; made or introduced fraudulently
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sticking together; stubbornly unyielding; holding together firmly
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unavoidable; incapable of being avoided or prevented
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place of refuge or shelter; protection
 Most Common SAT Vocabulary - SpellMore Exercises Show Exercise 
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v. Syn. shorten
make shorter; reduce to shorter form intended to represent full form, as for word or phrase


Spelling Word: abbreviate
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n.
restraint from eating or drinking; refraining from indulging appetite or desire


Spelling Word: abstinence
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a.
having time error in story; erroneous in date; in wrong time


Spelling Word: anachronistic
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n. Syn. episode; story
short account of amusing or interesting event; short narrative; secret story of history or biography


Spelling Word: anecdote
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v. Syn. cooperate
work together, especially in a joint intellectual effort


Spelling Word: collaborate
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a. Syn. differing
differing; tending to move apart in different directions


Spelling Word: divergent
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v. Syn. increase; improve
make better or more attractive; increase; improve


Spelling Word: enhance
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a. Syn. inharmonious; incongruous
inharmonious; impossible to coexist; not easy to combine harmoniously


Spelling Word: incompatible
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n.
long life; great duration of life; long duration or continuance, as in an occupation


Spelling Word: longevity
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n. Syn. beginner
beginner; person new to a field or activity


Spelling Word: novice