100 Most Common SAT Words

Do you know someone one getting ready to take the SATs? Check out these common words and help make sure they are ready to take their big test from YourDictionary.

Studying for the SATs can be a trying experience. One easy way to raise your score is to memorize SAT vocabulary words. Since the sentence completion questions in the Critical Reading section test your ability to recognize words in context, knowing more words will go a long way towards raising your Critical Reading Score.  Here is a simple list of the 100 most common SAT vocabulary words to get you started on the path towards improving your vocabulary skills and raising your overall SAT score.

abate: reduce or lessen

abdicate: give up a position

aberration: something unusual, different from the norm

abhor: to really hate

abstain: to refrain from doing something

adversity: hardship, misfortune

aesthetic: pertaining to beauty

amicable: agreeable

anachronistic: out of the context of time, out of date

arid: very dry

asylum: sanctuary, place of safety

benevolent: friendly, helpful

bias: a prejudice towards something or against something

boisterous: enthusiastic, loud

brazen: bold

brusque: short, rude

camaraderie: togetherness, trust, group dynamic of trust

canny: careful

capacious: very large, spacious

capitulate: surrender

clairvoyant: can predict the future

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