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138 SAT Vocab Words

It's a myth that now the SAT no longer explicitly has a vocab section that you don't need to memorize vocab anymore. Tough words are often mentioned in the multiple choice. Here are 138 basic, must know SAT Words.

  1. Abhor
  2. Abolish
  3. Abrasive
  4. Abundant
  5. Adopt
  6. Aggregate
  7. Alias
  8. Ambiguous
  9. Ambivalent
  10. Anecdote
  11. Antagonistic
  12. Apathetic
  13. Arbitrary
  14. Arduous
  15. Articulate
  16. Asymmetric
  17. Avert
  18. Avid
  19. Beneficial
  20. Benevolent
  21. Berate
  22. Blatant
  23. Blunder
  24. Brazen
  25. Callous
  26. Chide
  27. Chronic
  28. Civil
  29. Cognitive
  30. Collateral
  31. Collateral
  32. Colloquial
  33. Commemorate
  34. Communal
  35. Compensate
  36. Comply
  37. Conceited
  38. Concise
  39. Concur
  40. Conducive
  41. Confine
  42. Confound
  43. Consensus
  44. Consolidation
  45. Contemporary
  46. Conventional
  47. Convict
  48. Debacle
  49. Decadence
  50. Decelerate
  51. Deduce
  52. Defer
  53. Detrimental
  54. Deviate
  55. Dichotomy
  56. Dire
  57. Discern
  58. Discrete
  59. Dissuade
  60. Elicit
  61. Empirical
  62. Evasive
  63. Evoke
  64. Exempt
  65. Exert
  66. Expansive
  67. Exploit
  68. Facade
  69. Falter
  70. Fervor
  71. Fidelity
  72. Flaunt
  73. Flourish
  74. Foreshadow
  75. Foster
  76. Frugal
  77. Futile
  78. Grievance
  79. Habor
  80. Heterogenous / Homogenous
  81. Hinder
  82. Hypothetical
  83. Impede
  84. Implement
  85. Improvise
  86. Improvise
  87. Inconceivable
  88. Inhibit
  89. Inhibit
  90. Intervene
  91. Intrinsic
  92. Irrelevant
  93. Jeopardize
  94. Justify
  95. Keen
  96. Mammoth
  97. Minute (not time)
  98. Mitigate
  99. Negligible
  100. Novice
  101. Obtuse
  102. Opaque
  103. Optimistic
  104. Orthodox
  105. Ostracize
  106. Paradigm
  107. Peripheral
  108. Pervasive
  109. Potent
  110. Precarious
  111. Precedent
  112. Prolific
  113. Prolong
  114. Protocol
  115. Purge
  116. Rant
  117. Rebuttal
  118. Recession
  119. Recount
  120. Revoke
  121. Rigorous
  122. Satirical
  123. Scrutinize
  124. Simulate
  125. Solitude
  126. Stagnant
  127. Stifle
  128. Subside
  129. Succumb
  130. Temperament
  131. Tenure
  132. Trace
  133. Trivial
  134. Undermine
  135. Uniform
  136. Unprecedented
  137. Verge
  138. Versatile