Mental Multivitamin links to a Houghton-Mifflin press release that lists 100 Words Every High School Graduate Should Know. A lot of them were on the GRE word lists and are on the SAT word list, so, seeing as I took the GRE and am planning to teach SAT Prep, I have an unfair advantage. M-mv has provided a study guide in case you're interested in learning them.
I'm disappointed that "abstruse" isn't in the list. I used it the other day and thought to myself, "My, my. Waterfall used an SAT word-list word. Smart Waterfall!" :)
Does anyone else do this? Use a word and immediately remember when, where, and/or on what occasion you learned it?