500 Top Vocabulary Words


The PaperRater 500 is a collection of 500 academic words for use by students in high school and above. Each word is valuable in that it displays a high level of sophistication, and practical in that it can be used often enough to be worth memorizing. For example, the word numismatist means a person who collects coins. Use of this word may convey an extensive vocabulary, but it is does not lend itself to enough contexts or it is too esoteric to make it practical and is therefore of no value to the average student. On the other hand, the word ephemeral also displays a refined vocabulary AND it can be used relatively often in one's writing.

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