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Use Smart-Sounding Words

 100 Words That
Really Impress
SAT Graders
 acute
 adage
 addressing
 aesthetic
 allusion
 altruism
 anachronism
 anecdote
 antithesis
 aphorism
 aspect
 aspiration
 assess
 attribute
 autonomy
 coherent
 compromised
 concede
 contend
 context
 conventional
 conviction
 culminate
 depict
 dichotomy
100 Words That Really Impress
SAT Graders
 discord
 disparate
 distinct
 distinguish
 doctrine
 dogmatic
 echoed
 egalitarian
 empirical
 enduring
 entail
 epitome
 epoch
 ephemeral
 ethical
 evoke
 exemplify
 explicit
 facet
 feasible
 ideology
 immutable
 implication
 indifferent
 indigenous
100 Words That Really Impress
SAT Graders
 inequitable
 inevitable
 inherent
 intrinsic
 irony
 lament
 legitimacy
 manifest
 momentous
 notably
 notion
 nuance
 objectivity
 orthodox
 paradigm
 paradox
 pervasive
 plausible
 pragmatic
 predominant
 premise
 presumably
 prodigious
 profound
 prominent
100 Words That Really Impress
SAT Graders
 proponent
 proposition
 provocative
 quintessential
 realm
 relentless
 reminiscent
 resolve
 revelation
 revere
 rhetorical
 scrutiny
 secular
 subjective
 subtle
 sublime
 thesis
 tantamount
 transcend
 ubiquitous
 undermine
 unparalleled
 unprecedented
 viable
 widespread
Instead of this Common
Essay Word
Consider Using a Variant of One
of These SAT-Words
A lot Prodigious
Argue Contend
Based, basic Premise, fundamental
cause, because, result
Evoke, endgender, prompt,
provoke, elicit, precipitate,
animate, inaugurate, attribute
Common, typical,
everyday
Prevalent, pervasive,
conventional, orthodox, status
quo, ubiquitous, widespread
Consequence, result
Implication, outcome,
aftermath, tantamount,
ramification
Difference
Disparity, dichotomy,
discrepancy, diversity,
distinction, distinguish
Instead of this Common
Essay Word
Consider Using a Variant of One of
These SAT-Words
Hard, difficult, difficulty
Dilemma, paradox, vexing,
quagmire, arduous, intricate,
inextricable, problematic
Easy, practical, quick
Pragmatic, expedient,
viable, tenable
Example, evidence,
instance, illustration
Paradigm, archetype,
empirical, epitome,
exemplify
Experience, story Anecdote, chronicle
False Untenable, fallacious
Free, freedom Autonomy, sovereignty
Help, assist
Facilitate, bolster, foster,
expedite
Instead of this Common
Essay Word
Consider Using a Variant of
One of These SAT-Words
Hurt, hinder Compromise, undermine
Illustrate
highlight, exemplify,
epitomize, substantiate,
embody, underscore
Important Paramount, momentous
Main character Protagonist
Mother, father, brother,
sister
maternal, paternal, sibling
Natural, essential, need,
necessary, require
Inherent, innate, intrinsic,
quintessential, implicit,
underlying
New, unique, unusual
Unparalleled,
unprecedented, singular,
novel
Instead of this Common Essay
Word
Consider Using a Variant of One
of These SAT-Words
Opposite Antithesis
Part
Feature, aspect, attribute,
facet
Period, time, era,
centuries, history
Epoch, millennium
(millennia)
Possible
Plausible, credible,
tenable, viable
Show, obvious
Manifest, ostensibly,
explicit, depict
Similar, equivalent
Parallel, analogous,
affinity, reminiscent,
echoed, coherent
Situation Context, domain, realm
Instead of this Common Essay
Word
Consider Using a Variant of One
of These SAT-Words
Statement, idea, view,
opinion, belief, phrase,
theme, expression
Notion, proposition,
adage, maxim, doctrine,
tenet, credo, thesis,
contention, dogma,
presupposition
True, absolute, definite
Irrefutable, immutable,
objective, categorically,
inescapable,
incontrovertible
Unfortunately Lamentably
Very, quite, really
Particularly, notable,
exceptionally, singularly