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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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eccentric: Read
/ɪk'sɛntrɪk/ a. Syn. irregular; odd; whimsical; bizarre
departing from a recognized, conventional, or established norm or pattern
People came up with some eccentric ideas for dealing with the emergency: someone even suggested tieing a knot in the comet's tail!.

eclectic: Read
/ɪ'klɛktɪk/ a.
composed of elements from a variety of sources
His style of interior decoration was eclectic: bits and pieces of furnishings from widely divergent periods, strikingly juxtaposed to create a unique decor.

edifice: Read
/'ɛdɪfɪs/ n. Syn. skyscraper
building, especially one of imposing appearance or size; a structure that has a roof and walls
To him this edifice is a beautiful structure, although it will never be finished.

efface: Read
/ɪ'feɪs/ v. Syn. erase
rub or wipe out; make indistinct as if by rubbing
He handled the coin so many times to efface its date.

effigy: Read
/'ɛfɪdʒɪ/ n. Syn. dummy
crude figure or dummy representing a hated person or group; likeness or image, especially of a person
The mob showed its irritation by hanging the judge in effigy.

effusive: Read
/ɪ'fju:sɪv/ a.
pouring forth; uttered with unrestrained enthusiasm
Her effusive manner of greeting her friends finally began to irritate them.

egregious: Read
/ɪ'gri:dʒəs/ a. Syn. notorious
notorious; conspicuously bad or shocking
She was an egregious liar; we all knew better than to believe a word she said.

egress: Read
/'i:grɛs/ n. Syn. exit
act of coming or going out; emergence; right to leave; path or opening for going out
The wounded were transported as tenderly as possible out of the main egress from the bowl, it being impractical to use the other.

eloquent: Read
/'ɛləkwənt/ a. Syn. expressive; persuasive
vividly or movingly expressive; persuasive
My cousins, full of exhilaration, were so eloquent in narrative and comment, that their fluency covered him.

elucidate: Read
/ɪ'lu:sɪdeɪt/ v. Syn. explain; enlighten
make clear or plain, especially by explanation; clarify
He was called upon to elucidate the disputed points in his article.

elusive: Read
/ɪ'lu:sɪv/ a.
difficult to describe; difficult to detect or grasp by mind
Trying to pin down exactly when the contractors would be finished remodeling the house, Nancy was frustrated by their elusive replies.

emaciated: Read
/ɪ'meɪʃɪeɪtɪd/ a.
very thin especially from disease or hunger
His long period of starvation had left him emaciated.

emancipate: Read
/ɪ'mænsɪpeɪt/ v. Syn. liberate; free; release
free from bondage, oppression, or restraint; liberate
At first, the attempts to emancipate the slaves were unpopular in New England as well as in the South.

embezzle: Read
/ɪm'bɛz(ə)l/ v.
steal or misappropriate money that one has been trusted with, especially to steal money from one's employer
She is accused of attempting to embezzle $405 million from the state while heading a gas company in the 1990s

emerge: Read
/ɪ'mɜrdʒ/ v. Syn. appear
come into prominence; spring up; appear
New cases continue to emerge on an almost daily basis.

emulate: Read
/'ɛmjʊleɪt/ v. Syn. imitate; rival
be a match or counterpart for; eager to equal or excel
In a brief essay, describe a person you admire, someone whose virtues you would like to emulate.

endorse: Read
/ɪn'dɔ:s/ v. Syn. approve; support
acknowledge by signing a bill, draft, or other instrument; approve; support
Does John endorse all of the comments attached to his articles?

endurance: Read
/ɪn'djʊərəns/;/ɪn'dʊərəns/ n. Syn. perseverance; stamina; duration
perseverance; state or fact of persevering; continuing existence
Through hard work and endurance, we will complete this project.

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 300 Common SAT Words - QuizMore Quizzes Show Quiz 
assuage  Read
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wise or keen; shrewd; with sharp intelligence
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something causes misery or death; curse; fatal injury or ruin
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ease or lessen pain; satisfy or appease
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building, especially one of imposing appearance or size; a structure that has a roof and walls
bestial  Read
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beastlike; brutal; lacking in intelligence or reason
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expressing oneself easily in clear and effective language
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prototype; original model or type after which other similar things are patterned
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be a match or counterpart for; eager to equal or excel
clemency  Read
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mildness, as of the weather; merciful, kind, or lenient act
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calm; impartial; unaffected by strong emotion or prejudice
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beastlike; brutal; lacking in intelligence or reason
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wrinkled; shaped into alternating parallel grooves and ridges
collage  Read
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based upon tradition rules; formed by agreement or compact
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something causes misery or death; curse; fatal injury or ruin
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use of force to get someone to obey
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work of art put together from fragments
condescend  Read
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acknowledge by signing a bill, draft, or other instrument; approve; support
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not interested; indifferent; free of self-interest; impartial
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be a match or counterpart for; eager to equal or excel
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stoop or descend; let one's self down; submit; waive the privilege of rank or dignity
connoisseur  Read
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obedient; ready and willing to be taught; easily managed or handled
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specialist; person with expert knowledge or training, especially in the fine arts
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riddle; difficult problem; dilemma
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use of force to get someone to obey
corpulent  Read
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very fat; large in body; overweight
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make clear or plain, especially by explanation; clarify
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stupid person; person who is not very bright
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beastlike; brutal; lacking in intelligence or reason
corrugated  Read
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calm; impartial; unaffected by strong emotion or prejudice
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work of art put together from fragments
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carried to the utmost extent or degree; of the highest quality; complete; perfect
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wrinkled; shaped into alternating parallel grooves and ridges
disinterested  Read
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energetic; vigorously active
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very fat; large in body; overweight
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not interested; indifferent; free of self-interest; impartial
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something causes misery or death; curse; fatal injury or ruin
dispassionate  Read
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fortress; projecting part of fortification; well-fortified position
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act of coming or going out; emergence; right to leave; path or opening for going out
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make clear or plain, especially by explanation; clarify
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calm; impartial; unaffected by strong emotion or prejudice
 300 Common SAT Words - SpellMore Exercises Show Exercise 
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/ə'sɛtɪk/ a. Syn. austere; severe
leading a life of self-discipline and self-denial; austere
The wealthy, self-indulgent young man felt oddly drawn to the strict, [___] life led by members of some monastic orders.


Spelling Word: ascetic
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/'ætrəfɪ/ n. Syn. shrinkage
wasting away; decrease in size; reduction in the functionality of an organ caused by disease
It confirms earlier research showing a link between brain [___] and low levels of B12.


Spelling Word: atrophy
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/ɔ:'spɪʃəs/ a. Syn. propitious
attended by favorable circumstances; marked by success; prosperous
With favorable weather conditions, it was an [___] moment to set sail.


Spelling Word: auspicious
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/bɪ'lɪt(ə)l/ v. Syn. depreciate
disparage or depreciate; put down
Parents should not [___] their children's early attempts at drawing, but should encourage their efforts.


Spelling Word: belittle
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/bɪ'moʊn/ v.
regret strongly; express disapproval of
Although critics [___] the serious flaws in the author's novels, each year his latest book tops the best-seller list.


Spelling Word: bemoan
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/'kɒd(ə)l/ v.
treat gently; cook in water just below boiling point
Don't [___] the children so much; they need a taste of discipline.


Spelling Word: coddle
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/kə'lu:ʒ(ə)n/ n.
secret agreement for an illegal purpose; conspiracy
They're in [___] with the government and just want a piece of the pie like everyone else.


Spelling Word: collusion
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/kən'faʊnd/ v. Syn. confuse; puzzle
cause to become confused or perplexed; fail to distinguish; mix up
I developed an elaborate color scheme to help us pluck just the right card at that special moment to [___] the opposing pair of debaters.


Spelling Word: confound
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/'kɔ:pjʊlənt/ a. Syn. fat
very fat; large in body; overweight
The [___] man resolved to reduce.


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


Spelling Word: diurnal