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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