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This list consists of 300 common SAT words, and is a relatively difficult vocabulary. If you finish basic list, it's an optional to study. These words are common in SAT test but not common in daily. So for many students half or more of the vocabulary are new words. To help study and understand, each word has definition and example. In addition, lots of quizzes are also provided, such as matching and spelling. For matching quiz, each word has 4 optional definitions to match. For spelling quiz, you can input word from keyboard, what your input will be checked real time, and you may see result immediately. If you are ESL, you may select definition from 20 languages to combine with original English definition. This is handy and fun tool to build SAT common words.


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connoisseur: Read
/kɒnə'sɜr(r)/ n. Syn. specialist; expert
specialist; person with expert knowledge or training, especially in the fine arts
A literature professor by training and a self-taught art connoisseur, Charles Ryskamp served three decades as director first of the Pierpont Morgan Library.

consensus: Read
/kən'sɛnsəs/ n. Syn. Agreement; accord
general agreement or accord; opinion reached by a group as a whole
The main consensus from the group was to center on students and their parents.

conspicuous: Read
/kən'spɪkjʊəs/ a. Syn. noticeable; prominent
noticeable; prominent; easy to notice; obvious
Next morning, Miss Scatcherd wrote in conspicuous characters on a piece of pasteboard the word "Slattern."

consummate: Read
/'kɒnsəmeɪt/ a.
carried to the utmost extent or degree; of the highest quality; complete; perfect
She dealt with the problem with consummate skill.

contemporary: Read
/kən'tɛmpərərɪ/;/kən'tɛmpərɛrɪ/ a.
modern; belonging to the same period of time
The Danes have now taken the top drama award at the Emmys for three out of the past four years with contemporary drama set in Denmark.

contusion: Read
/kən'tuʒən/ n.
injury that doesn't break the skin
After her fall, Sue was treated for a large contusion of left arm.

conundrum: Read
/kə'nʌndrəm/ n. Syn. riddle
riddle; difficult problem; dilemma
For this reason, the best way out of this conundrum is a political compromise.

conventional: Read
/kən'vɛnʃən(ə)l/ a.
based upon tradition rules; formed by agreement or compact
Meanwhile, In Russia, hardliners contend that their nation should rely more on nuclear weapons to offset NATO's superiority in conventional military forces and to cope with the U.S. missile defense program, now creeping toward Russia's borders.

corpulent: Read
/'kɔ:pjʊlənt/ a. Syn. fat
very fat; large in body; overweight
The corpulent man resolved to reduce.

corrugated: Read
/'kɒrəgeɪtɪd/ a. Syn. wrinkled
wrinkled; shaped into alternating parallel grooves and ridges
She wished she could smooth away the wrinkles from his corrugated brow.

disinterested: Read
/dɪs'ɪntrɪstɪd/ a. Syn. indifferent
not interested; indifferent; free of self-interest; impartial
Given the judge's political ambitions and the lawyers' financial interest in the case, the only disinterested person in the courtroom may have been the court reporter.

disparage: Read
/dɪ'spærɪdʒ/ v. Syn. belittle
belittle; speak of in a slighting or disrespectful way; reduce in esteem or rank
A doting mother, Emma was more likely to praise her son's crude attempts at art than to disparage them.

disparity: Read
/dɪ'spærɪtɪ/ n. Syn. difference
difference; condition or fact of being unequal, as in age, rank, or degree
Their disparity in rank made no difference at all to the prince and Cinderella.

dispassionate: Read
/dɪ'spæʃ(ə)nət/ a. Syn. calm; impartial
calm; impartial; unaffected by strong emotion or prejudice
Known in the company for his cool judgment, Bill could impartially examine the causes of a problem, giving a dispassionate analysis of what had gone wrong, and go on to suggest how to correct the mess.

diurnal: Read
/daɪ'ɜrn(ə)l/ a. Syn. daily
daily; relating to or occurring in a 24-hour period
A farmer cannot neglect his diurnal tasks at any time; cows, for example, must be milked regularly.

divert: Read
/daɪ'vɜrt/ v. Syn. distract
distract; withdraw money and move into a different location
The UN Security Council should threaten sanctions against those who divert cocoa revenue into West African conflicts.

docile: Read
/'doʊsaɪl/;/'dɒsl/ a. Syn. obedient
obedient; ready and willing to be taught; easily managed or handled
As docile as he seems today, that old lion was once a ferocious, snarling beast.

dogmatic: Read
/dɒg'mætɪk/;/dɔ:gmætɪk/ a. Syn. opinionated; doctrinal
stubbornly adhering to insufficiently proven beliefs; inflexible, rigid
We tried to discourage Doug from being so dogmatic, but never could convince him that his opinions might be wrong.

dolt: Read
/doʊlt/ n.
stupid person; person who is not very bright
I thought I was talking to a mature audience; instead, I find myself addressing a dolt or idiot.

drawl: Read
/drɔ:l/ n.
speaking with slow and lingering utterance, from laziness, lack of spirit; lengthened, slow monotonous utterance
Suppose you ask a guy where he's from and with a deep southern drawl he tell you he's from New York.

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ascetic  Read
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work of art put together from fragments
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leading a life of self-discipline and self-denial; austere
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queer; amusingly odd; comical
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make greater, as in size, extent, or quantity
begrudge  Read
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prototype; original model or type after which other similar things are patterned
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make clear or plain, especially by explanation; clarify
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resent; give or expend with reluctance; be envious of
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kindly; favorable; not malignant
bestial  Read
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free from bondage, oppression, or restraint; liberate
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leading a life of self-discipline and self-denial; austere
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beastlike; brutal; lacking in intelligence or reason
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of informal spoken language or conversation; conversational or chatty
coddle  Read
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think earnestly or studiously; meditate; ponder; think deeply
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vividly or movingly expressive; persuasive
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treat gently; cook in water just below boiling point
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pouring forth; uttered with unrestrained enthusiasm
collate  Read
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examine in order to verify authenticity; arrange in order
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easily deceived person; duplicate of photographic image
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notorious; conspicuously bad or shocking
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free from bondage, oppression, or restraint; liberate
colloquial  Read
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examine in order to verify authenticity; arrange in order
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of informal spoken language or conversation; conversational or chatty
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present at birth; inborn; innate
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fortress; projecting part of fortification; well-fortified position
consummate  Read
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strict or severe in discipline; severely simple and unornamented
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queer; amusingly odd; comical
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carried to the utmost extent or degree; of the highest quality; complete; perfect
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obvious and dull; commonplace; lacking originality
conundrum  Read
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cause to become confused or perplexed; fail to distinguish; mix up
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riddle; difficult problem; dilemma
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very thin especially from disease or hunger
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prototype; original model or type after which other similar things are patterned
dispassionate  Read
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clients of professional person; body of customers or patrons
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fortress; projecting part of fortification; well-fortified position
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beastlike; brutal; lacking in intelligence or reason
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calm; impartial; unaffected by strong emotion or prejudice
dogmatic  Read
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easily deceived person; duplicate of photographic image
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stubbornly adhering to insufficiently proven beliefs; inflexible, rigid
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make greater, as in size, extent, or quantity
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queer; amusingly odd; comical
 300 Common SAT Words - SpellMore Exercises Show Exercise 
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/ə'sɪdjʊəs/;/ə'sɪdʒʊəs/ a. Syn. diligent; persistent
constant in application or attention; diligent; unceasing or persistent
He was [___], working at this task for weeks before he felt satisfied with his results.


Spelling Word: assiduous
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/ɔ:g'mɛnt/ v. Syn. increase
make greater, as in size, extent, or quantity
Armies [___] their forces by calling up reinforcements.


Spelling Word: augment
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/bɪ'leɪbə(r)/ v.
discuss repeatedly; attack verbally; work hard upon
The debate coach warns her students if they [___] her point they will bore the audience.


Spelling Word: belabor
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/bɪ'reɪt/ v. Syn. scold
rebuke or scold angrily and at length
He feared she would [___] him for his forgetfulness.


Spelling Word: berate
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/kli:ən'tɛl/;/klaɪən'tɛl/ n.
clients of professional person; body of customers or patrons
Her [___] is a little bit different than the average movie store, because most of her customers only have a limited interest in film due to busy schedules.


Spelling Word: clientele
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/koʊ'ɛrfɛn/ n.
use of force to get someone to obey
The inquisitors used both physical and psychological [___] to force Joan of Arc to deny that her visions were sent by God.


Spelling Word: coercion
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/kən'saɪs/ a. Syn. succinct; terse
brief and compact; expressing much in few words
When you define a new word, be concise: the shorter the definition, the easier it is to remember.


Spelling Word: concise
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/'kɒnsəmeɪt/ a.
carried to the utmost extent or degree; of the highest quality; complete; perfect
She dealt with the problem with [___] skill.


Spelling Word: consummate
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/dɪs'ɪntrɪstɪd/ a. Syn. indifferent
not interested; indifferent; free of self-interest; impartial
Given the judge's political ambitions and the lawyers' financial interest in the case, the only [___] person in the courtroom may have been the court reporter.


Spelling Word: disinterested
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/drɔ:l/ n.
speaking with slow and lingering utterance, from laziness, lack of spirit; lengthened, slow monotonous utterance
Suppose you ask a guy where he's from and with a deep southern [___] he tell you he's from New York.


Spelling Word: drawl