在SAT的考纲中有一类问题考察Frequently Confused Words，被我们称之为易混词。所谓易混词就是长得很像的单词，使用的时候经常混淆。大家需要注意，在测试易混词的时候，主要测试的是外国人经常混淆的，而不是中国人经常混淆的。
persecute / prosecute
A) The student was __________ by his peers for his “lifestyle choices.”
B) The protestors were __________ for trespassing on restricted federal property.
site / sight / cite
A) The __________ was considered sacred to the natives.
B) Amy was having second thoughts about studying medicine as the __________ of blood always made her feel nauseous.
C) The student got expelled from the university for “failing to __________ multiple sources in an essay or report.”
stationary / stationery
A) Within a minute of leaving the bar, the man managed to smash his car into a __________ big-rig.
B) Using the hotel __________, the traveler wrote a detailed letter to his family; he wanted to update them on his journey thus far.
adverse / averse / adversarial
A) The candidates had an __________ relationship: it seemed as if they were always bickering or pointing out each other’s faults.
B) She was __________ to taking medication to cope with her obsessive-compulsive disorder.
C) The polluted runoff water had multiple __________ impacts on nearby ecosystems.
aisle / isle
A) The father of the bride started to cry as he walked his beautiful daughter down the __________.
B) The __________ of Man is an independent nation in the Irish Sea.
altar / alter
A) After losing about 40 pounds, Jeremy had several of his shirts __________ to fit him better.
B) As Jake walked into the theater, he immediately noticed an __________ situated in the center of the stage.
amoral / immoral
A) With no sense of what is right and what is wrong, infants are truly __________ beings.
B) His intense jealousy and incessant paranoia led him to commit __________ acts.
appraise / apprise
A) Mr. Smith has been accurately __________ antiques for over 30 years.
B) Tom and Kay were told that they would be immediately __________ of any changes in their son’s condition.
assent / ascent
A) Upon hearing the loud applause of __________, the actor started to tear up; the apparent unanimous support made him feel accepted and safe.
B) Misfortune plagued Amy’s first __________ of the mountain.
aural / oral
A) The creature’s excellent __________ abilities compensate for its lack of eyesight.
B) Since they saw each other as good friends, they felt an __________ agreement would suffice.