The SAT High-Frequency Word List

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  1. Abridge
    v. condense or shorten.
  2. Abstemious
    adj. sparing in eating and drinking; temperate.
  3. Abstract
    adj. theoretical; not concrete; nonrepresentational.
  4. Abstruse
    adj. obscure; profound; difficult to understand.
  5. Accessible
    adj. easy to approach; obtainable.
  6. Acclaim
    v. applaud; annouce with great approval.
  7. Adulation
    n. flattery; admiration.
  8. Advocate
    v. urge; plead for.
  9. Aesthetic
    adj. [es-thet-ik] artistic; dealing with or capable of appreciation of the beautiful.
  10. Affable
    adj. easily approachable; warmly friendly.
  11. Affirmation
    • n.[af-er-mey-shuhn] positive assertion; confirmation; solemn pledge by one who refuses to take an oath.
  12. Alleviate
    v. relieve.
  13. Aloof
    adj. apart; reserved.
  14. Altruistic
    adj. unselfishly generous; concerned for others. altruism, n.
  15. Ambiguous
    adj. unclear or doubtful in meeting. ambiguity, n.
  16. Ambivalence
    n. the state of having contradictory or conflicting emotional attitudes. ambivalent, adj.
  17. Analogous
    adj.[uh-nal-uh-guhs] comparable; similar in some way.
  18. Anarchist
    n. person who seeks to overturn the established government; advocate of abolishing authority. anarchy, n.
  19. Anecdote
    n.[an-ik-doht] short account of an amusing or interesting event.
  20. Animosity
    n. active enmity.
  21. Antagonism
    n.[an-tag-uh-niz-uhm] hostility; active resistance. antagonistic, adj.
  22. Antidote
    n. medicine to counteract a poison or disease.
  23. Antiquated
    adj.[an-ti-kwey-tid] old-fashioned; obsolete.
  24. Apathy
    n. lack of caring; indifference.
  25. Appease
  26. Apprehension
  27. Arbitrary
  28. Archaic
  29. Arrogance
  30. Articulate
  31. Artifact
  32. Artisan
  33. Ascendancy
  34. Ascetic
  35. Aspire
  36. Astute
  37. Attribute
  38. Augment
  39. Austere
  40. Authoritarian
  41. Autonomous
  42. Aversion
  43. Belie
  44. Benevolent
  45. Bolster
  46. Braggart
  47. Brevity
  48. Cajole
  49. Calculated
  50. Candor
  51. Capricious
  52. Censorious
  53. Censure
  54. Coercion
  55. Commemorate
  56. Compile
  57. Complacency
  58. Compliance
  59. Composure
  60. Comprehensive
  61. Concede
  62. Conciliatory
  63. Concise
  64. Concur
  65. Condone
  66. Conflagration
  67. Confound
  68. Consensus
  69. Constraint
  70. Contend
  71. Contentious
  72. Contract
  73. Conviction
  74. Cordial
  75. Corroborate
  76. Credulity
  77. Criterion
  78. Cryptic
  79. Cursory
  80. Curtail
  81. Decorum
  82. Deference
  83. Degradation
  84. Delineate
  85. Denounce
  86. Deplore
  87. Depravity
  88. Deprecate
  89. Deride
  90. Derivative
  91. Despondent
  92. Detached
  93. Deterrent
  94. Detrimental
  95. Devious
  96. Devise
  97. Diffuse
  98. Digression
  99. Diligence
  100. Diminution
  101. Discerning
  102. Disclose
  103. Discordant
  104. Discount
  105. Discrepancy
  106. Discriminating
  107. Disdain
  108. Disinclination
  109. Dismiss
  110. Disparage
  111. Disparity
  112. Disperse
  113. Disputatious
  114. Disseminate
  115. Dissent
  116. Divergent
  117. Doctrine
  118. Document
  119. Dogmatic
  120. Dubious
  121. Duplicity
  122. Eclectic
  123. Egotism
  124. Elated
  125. Eloquence
  126. Elusive
  127. Embellish
  128. Emulate
  129. Endorse
  130. Enhance
  131. Enigma
  132. Enmity
  133. Ephemeral
  134. Equivocal
  135. Erroneous
  136. Erudite
  137. Esoteric
  138. Eulogy
  139. Euphemism
  140. Exacerbate
  141. Exalt
  142. Execute
  143. Exemplary
  144. Exemplify
  145. Exhaustive
  146. Exhilarating
  147. Exonerate
  148. Expedient
  149. Expedite
  150. Explicit
  151. Exploit
  152. Extol
  153. Extraneous
  154. Facilitate
  155. Fallacious
  156. Fanaticism
  157. Fastidious
  158. Feasible
  159. Fervor
  160. Flagrant
  161. Frivolous
  162. Frugality
  163. Furtive
  164. Garrulous
  165. Glutton
  166. Gratify
  167. Gratuitous
  168. Gravity
  169. Gregarious
  170. Guile
  171. Gullible
  172. Hamper
  173. Hardy
  174. Haughtiness
  175. Hedonist
  176. Heresy
  177. Hierarchy
  178. Homogeneous
  179. Hypocritical
  180. Hypothetical
  181. Idiosyncrasy
  182. Illusory
  183. Immutable
  184. Impair
  185. Impeccable
  186. Impede
  187. Implausible
  188. Implement
  189. Impudence
  190. Inadvertent
  191. Inane
  192. Incisive
  193. Incite
  194. Inclusive
  195. Incongruous
  196. Inconsequential
  197. Incorrigible
  198. Indict
  199. Indifferent
  200. Indiscriminate
  201. Induce
  202. Inert
  203. Ingenious
  204. Inhertent
  205. Innate
  206. Innocuous
  207. Innovation
  208. Insipid
  209. Instigate
  210. Insularity
  211. Integrity
  212. Intervene
  213. Intimidate
  214. Intrepid
  215. Inundate
  216. Invert
  217. Ironic
  218. Lament
  219. Laud
  220. Lavish
  221. Lethargic
  222. Levity
  223. Linger
  224. Listless
  225. Lofty
  226. Malicious
  227. Marred
  228. Materialism
  229. Methodical
  230. Meticulous
  231. Miserly
  232. Mitigate
  233. Morose
  234. Mundane
  235. Negate
  236. Nonchalance
  237. Notoriety
  238. Novelty
  239. Nurture
  240. Obliterate
  241. Oblivion
  242. Obscure
  243. Obstinate
  244. Ominous
  245. Opaque
  246. Opportunist
  247. Optimist
  248. Opulence
  249. Orator
  250. Ostentatious
  251. Pacifist
  252. Partisan
  253. Peripheral
  254. Perpetuate
  255. Pervasive
  256. Pessimism
  257. Phenomena
  258. Philanthropist
  259. Piety
  260. Placate
  261. Ponderous
  262. Pragmatic
  263. Preclude
  264. Precocious
  265. Predator
  266. Predecessor
  267. Presumptuous
  268. Pretentious
  269. Prevalent
  270. Prodigal
  271. Profane
  272. Profound
  273. Profusion
  274. Proliferation
  275. Prolific
  276. Provincial
  277. Proximity
  278. Prudent
  279. Qualified
  280. Quandary
  281. Ramble
  282. Rancor
  283. Ratify
  284. Rebuttal
  285. Recluse
  286. Recount
  287. Rectify
  288. Redundant
  289. Refute
  290. Relegate
  291. Remorse
  292. Renounce
  293. Repel
  294. Reprehensible
  295. Reprimand
  296. Reprove
  297. Repudiate
  298. Reserve
  299. Resigned
  300. Resolution
  301. Resolve
  302. Restraint
  303. Reticence
  304. Retract
  305. Reverent
  306. Rhetorical
  307. Rigor
  308. Robust
  309. Sage
  310. Sanction
  311. Satirical
  312. Saturate
  313. Scanty
  314. Scrupulous
  315. Scrutinize
  316. Seclusion
  317. Servile
  318. Skeptic
  319. Sluggish
  320. Somber
  321. Sporadic
  322. Squander
  323. Stagnant
  324. Static
  325. Submissive
  326. Subordinate
  327. Subside
  328. Substantiate
  329. Succinct
  330. Superficial
  331. Superfluous
  332. Surpass
  333. Surreptitious
  334. Susceptible
  335. Sustain
  336. Sycophant
  337. Taciturn
  338. Temper
  339. Tentative
  340. Terse
  341. Thrive
  342. Tranquillity
  343. Transient
  344. Trite
  345. Turbulence
  346. Turmoil
  347. Undermine
  348. Uniformity
  349. Unwarranted
  350. Usurp
  351. Vacillate
  352. Venerate
  353. Verbose
  354. Vigor
  355. Vilify
  356. Vindicate
  357. Virtuoso
  358. Volatile
  359. Whimsical
  360. Zealot

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