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Like all English language tests, SAT will check the vocabulary capability of test takers. No matter what questions on test papers, both reading and writing are relied on actual vocabulary skill to gain high score. A strong SAT vocabulary may not ensure a good score; however the reverse is true: a weak vocabulary will lead a bad SAT result. So building SAT vocabulary is the most common job to prepare this test.

Students have various ways to build own SAT vocabulary.One of them is to learn new words from samples and contexts. When you study and review words, especially difficult words, good example sentences help very much. These sentences not only let you understand new words precisely, but also push you to use new words confidently. As long as you get them, they can up your performance in all SAT test sections, especially in writing test.

Here we list 200 difficult SAT words and their example sentences. Many of the sentences are selected from media or Internet. The real and alive English sentences give you actual context samples, which help to memorize hard SAT words by context and trigger inspiration to use them when SAT writing test.

A list of 200 words is a relatively small SAT vocabulary. It's far away from a actual SAT vocabulary demand. Student cannot take such a short list as only asset to take SAT test. However, considering it's a short and difficult word list, it can be used to evaluate SAT vocabulary skill quickly. Some SAT test takers also use it as a supplement material in short training.

The key point of this small SAT vocabulary is its sentences, which are excellent examples of how to use these words. Leveraging them, students can take this SAT vocabulary as a very useful resource to enhance words for writing test. This is the reason we revise the example sentences from time to time. Learn hard word with sentence may costs more time, but your reading and writing are both improved, it's to kill two birds with one stone.


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desecrate: Read
/'dɛsɪkreɪt/ v.
violate with violence, especially to sacred place
Shattering the altar and trampling the holy objects underfoot, the invaders desecrate the sanctuary.

dissemble: Read
/dɪ'sɛmb(ə)l/ v. Syn. disguise; pretend
disguise or conceal behind a false appearance; make a false show of
Even though John tried to dissemble his motive for taking modern dance, we all knew he was there not to dance but to meet girls.

effrontery: Read
/ɛ'frʌntərɪ/ n.
shameless or brazen boldness; insolent and shameless audacity
She had the effrontery to insult the guest.

enervate: Read
/'ɛnəveɪt/ v. Syn. weaken
weaken or destroy strength or vitality of; remove a nerve or part of a nerve
She was slow to recover from her illness; even a short walk to the window would enervate her.

eschew: Read
/ɪs'tʃu:/ v. Syn. avoid; escape
avoid; refuse to use or participate in; stand aloof from
Hoping to present himself to his girlfriend as a totally reformed character, he tried to eschew all the vices, especially chewing tobacco and drinking bathtub gin.

evince: Read
/ɪ'vɪns/ v. Syn. manifest
show or demonstrate clearly; overcome; conquer
When he tried to answer the questions, I heard he evince his ignorance of the subject matter.

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abjure  Read
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unutterable; cannot be expressed in speech
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support physically; prop up; support something or someone by supplying evidence
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praise highly; glorify; celebrate
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renounce upon oath; abandon forever
alacrity  Read
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abusive language used to express blame or ill will
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reasonable and convincing; based on evidence; forcefully persuasive
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blessing; benefit bestowed, especially in response to a request
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cheerful promptness or willingness; eagerness; speed or quickness
brusque  Read
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pollute; make dirty or spotty
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foolish or silly, especially in self-satisfied way
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abrupt and curt in manner or speech; rudely abrupt, unfriendly
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leading a life of self-discipline and self-denial; austere
cajole  Read
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impenetrable; incapable of being damaged or distressed
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make shiny by rubbing; polish
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influence or urge by gentle urging or flattering
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abusive language used to express blame or ill will
clemency  Read
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praise highly; glorify; celebrate
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inclined to make trouble; disobedient; irritable
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repeated too often; over familiar through overuse
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mildness, as of the weather; merciful, kind, or lenient act
defile  Read
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pollute; make dirty or spotty
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influence or urge by gentle urging or flattering
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table with food set out for people to serve themselves; meal at which people help themselves to food that's been set out
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improperly forward or bold; rude
desecrate  Read
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make amends or pay the penalty for; relieve or cleanse of guilt
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violate with violence, especially to sacred place
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blessing; benefit bestowed, especially in response to a request
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cheerful promptness or willingness; eagerness; speed or quickness
ebullient  Read
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showing excitement; overflowing with enthusiasm
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pollute; make dirty or spotty
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abusive language used to express blame or ill will
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impenetrable; incapable of being damaged or distressed
effrontery  Read
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shameless or brazen boldness; insolent and shameless audacity
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pronounce not guilty of criminal charges
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large destructive fire; burning; large-scale military conflict
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impenetrable; incapable of being damaged or distressed
enervate  Read
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weaken or destroy strength or vitality of; remove a nerve or part of a nerve
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urgent or pressing; able to deal authoritatively; dictatorial
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notorious; conspicuously bad or shocking
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noisy speech; speech or piece of writing with strong feeling or expression
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/ə'lækrɪtɪ/ n.
cheerful promptness or willingness; eagerness; speed or quickness
Phil and Dave were raring to get off to the mountains; they packed up their ski gear and climbed into the van with [___].


Spelling Word: alacrity
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/æn'tɪpəθɪ/ n. Syn. aversion; dislike
strong feeling of aversion; dislike
Tom's extreme [___] for disputes keeps him from getting into arguments with his temperamental wife.


Spelling Word: antipathy
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/bu:n/ n. Syn. blessing; benefit
blessing; benefit bestowed, especially in response to a request
The recent rains that filled our empty reservoirs were a [___] to the whole community.


Spelling Word: boon
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/kə'dʒoʊl/ v.
influence or urge by gentle urging or flattering
Diane tried to [___] her father into letting her drive the family car.


Spelling Word: cajole
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/'klɛmənsɪ/ n.
mildness, as of the weather; merciful, kind, or lenient act
The lawyer was pleased when the case was sent to Judge Smith's chambers because Smith was noted for her [___] toward first offenders.


Spelling Word: clemency
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/kən'kɒmɪtənt/ a. Syn. accompanying
in conjunction with; accompanying; associated with
These two-sided attributes are known as [___] characteristics.


Spelling Word: concomitant
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/krɪ'dju:lɪtɪ/;/krɪ'du:lɪtɪ/ n.
readiness of belief; disposition to believe on slight evidence
The rascal lives on the [___] of the people.


Spelling Word: credulity
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/kju:'pɪdɪtɪ/ n. Syn. greed
greed; excessive desire, especially for wealth
The defeated people could not satisfy the [___] of the conquerors, who demanded excessive tribute.


Spelling Word: cupidity
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/ɪ'bʌlɪənt/ a.
showing excitement; overflowing with enthusiasm
Amy's [___] nature could not be repressed; she' was always bubbling over with excitement.


Spelling Word: ebullient
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/'ɛnəveɪt/ v. Syn. weaken
weaken or destroy strength or vitality of; remove a nerve or part of a nerve
She was slow to recover from her illness; even a short walk to the window would [___] her.


Spelling Word: enervate