SAT High-Frequency Word List

  1. Abridge
    • v. condense or shorten.
    • Besacuse the publishers felt the public wanted a shorter version of War and Peace, they proceeded to abridge the novel.
  2. Abstemious
    • adj. [ab-stee-mee-uhs] sparring in eating and drinking; temperate.
    • Concerned whether her vegetarian son's abstemious diet provided him with sufficient protien, the worried mother pressed food on him.
  3. Abstract
    • adj. theoretical; not concrete; nonrepresentative.
    • To him hunger was an abstract concept; he had never missed a meal.
  4. Abstruse
    • adj. obscure; profound; difficult to understand.
    • Baffled by the abstruse philosophical text assigned in class, Dave asked Lexy to explain Kant's Crittique of Pure Reason.
  5. Accessible
    • adj. easy to approach; obtainable.
    • We asked our guid whether the ruins were accessible on foot.
  6. Acclaim
    • v. appluad; annouce with great approval.
    • The NBC sportcasters acclaimed every American victory in the Olympics.
  7. Adulation
    • n. flattery; admiration.
    • The rock star thrived on the adulation of his groupies and yes men. adulate, v.
  8. Advocate
    • v. urge; plead for.
    • The abolitionists advocated freedom for the slaves.
  9. Aesthetic
    • adj. [es-thet-ik] artistic; dealing with or capable of appreciation of the beautiful.
    • The beauty of Tiffany's stained glass appealed to Esther's aesthetic sense. aesthete, n.
  10. Affable
    • adj. easily approachable; warmly friendly.
    • Accustomed to cold, aloof supervisors, Nicholas was amazed at how affable his new employer was.
  11. Affirmation
    n. positive assertion; confirmation; solemn pledge by one who refuses to take an oath.
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SAT High-Frequency Word List
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