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  • 1. Aberration – straying away from what is normal
  • 2. Abeyance - suspended action
  • 3. Abhor - to hate, to detest
  • 4. Abide - be faithful to; endure
  • 5. Abjure - promise or swear, to give up
  • 6. Abet - help/encourage somebody (in doing wrong)
  • 7. Abraded - rubbed off, worn away by friction
  • 8. Abrasion - rubbing, scraping, wearing off
  • 9. Abrogate - repeal or annul by authority
  • 10. Abscond - to go away suddenly (to avoid arrest)
  • 11. Abstruse - difficult to comprehend; obscure
  • 12. Abundant - plentiful
  • 13. Abut - border on
  • 14. Abysmal - bottomless, extreme
  • 15. Acarpous - effete, no longer fertile, worn out
  • 16. Accentuate - give more force or attention to
  • 17. Acclaimed - welcomed with shouts and approval
  • 18. Accolade - praise, approval
  • 19. Accretion - the growing of separate things into one
  • 20. Acquiesce in - agree (without protest)
  • 21. Acquisition - something acquired, acquiring
  • 22. Adamant - kind of stone; inflexible
  • 23. Adhere - remain faithful, stick fast to
  • 24. Adhesion - adhering, support
  • 25. Adjacent - lying near, next
  • 26. Admonitory - containing warning
  • 27. Adorn - add beauty; decorate
  • 28. Adulteration - making unpure, poorer in quality
  • 29. Affable - polite and friendly
  • 30. Affinity - close connection, relationship
  • 31. Aggravate - make worse; irritate
  • 32. Agile - active, quick-moving
  • 33. Agog - eager/excited
  • 34. Ail - trouble; be ill
  • 35. Alacrity - eager and cheerful readiness
  • 36. Alcove - recess/partially enclosed place
  • 37. Alienate - estrange
  • 38. Allegiance - duty, support, loyalty
  • 39. Alleviate - make (pain) easier to bear
  • 40. Alloy - to debase by mixing with something inferior
  • 41. Aloof - reserved, indifferent
  • 42. Amalgamate - mix, combine, unite societies
  • 43. Ambidextrous - able to use the left hand or the right equally well
  • 44. Ambiguous - doubtful, uncertain
  • 45. Ambivalent - having both of two contrary meanings
  • 46. Ameliorate - improve, make better
  • 47. Amendment - improving
  • 48. Amicable - friendly
  • 49. Amortize - end (a debt) by setting aside money
  • 50. Amplify - make large or fuller, increase the strength
  • 51. Anguish - severe suffering
  • 52. Animosity - strong dislike
  • 53. Annul - put an end to
  • 54. Anticlimax - sudden fall
  • 55. Antidote - medicine used against a poison or a disease
  • 56. Antithetical - direct opposing
  • 57. Apartheid - brutal racial discrimination
  • 58. Apathetic - indifference
  • 59. Aplomb - self-confidence
  • 60. Apostate - one who abandons long-held religious or political convictions
  • 61. Apotheosis - deification, glorification to godliness
  • 62. Appease - make quiet or calm
  • 63. Apprehensive - grasping, understanding; fear, unhappy feeling about future
  • 64. Apprise - give notice to, inform
  • 65. Approbation - approval
  • 66. Appropriate - take for one's own use, acquire, set aside
  • 67. Apropos - appropriate to the situation; apt
  • 68. Apt - well-suited, quick-witted
  • 69. Arabesque - whimsical
  • 70. Arbitrate - decide by arbitration
  • 71. Arboreal - of connected with trees
  • 72. Ardently - with full of ardor
  • 73. Ardor - enthusiasm
  • 74. Arduous - steep, difficult ascent; laborious
  • 75. Argot - jargon, slang
  • 76. Arrant - in the highest degree
  • 77. Arrogance - proud, superior manner of behaviour
  • 78. Articulate - speak distinctly, connect by joints
  • 79. Ascend - go or come up
  • 80. Ascent - the act of ascending
  • 81. Ascertain - get to know
  • 82. Ascetic - practicing self-denial, austere, stark
  • 83. Ascribe - consider to be the origin of or belonging to
  • 84. Aseptic - surgically clean
  • 85. Asperity - roughness, harshness, ill temper, irritability
  • 86. Aspersion - slander
  • 87. Assail with - attack violently
  • 88. Asset - valuable quality, something that has money value
  • 89. Assiduous - diligent, hard-working, sedulous
  • 90. Assuage - make something (pain, desire) less
  • 91. Assumption - something supposed but not proved
  • 92. Asterisk - the mark * (e.g.. omitted letters)
  • 93. Astringent - substance that shrinks
  • 94. Astute - clever; quick at seeing to get an advantage
  • 95. Atonement - repayment; death of Jesus
  • 96. Attenuate - make thin. weaken, enervate
  • 97. Attune - bring into harmony
  • 98. Audacious - daring, foolishly bold, impudent
  • 99. Augury - omen, sign
  • 100. August - majestic, venerable
  • 101. Auspice - protection or support, patronage
  • 102. Auspicious - favorable, successful, prosperous
  • 103. Austere - severely moral and strict; simple and plain
  • 104. Auxiliary - helping, supporting
  • 105. Aver - affirm, assert, prove, justify
  • 106. Aversion - strong dislike
  • 107. Avid - eager, greedy
  • 108. Avow - admit. Declare openly
  • 109. Babble - talk in a way that is difficult to understand
  • 110. Baleful - harmful, ominous, causing evil
  • 111. Balk - obstacle; purposely to get on the way of
  • 112. Balloon - swell out like balloon
  • 113. Balm - sweet-smelling oil; consolation
  • 114. Banal - uninteresting
  • 115. Band - flat, thin strip of material; range of frequencies
  • 116. Bane - cause of injury, poison, source of harm
  • 117. Baneful - causing harm or ruin, pernicious, destructive
  • 118. Barrage - artificial obstacle built across a river
  • 119. Barren - not good enough, unable to have young ones, without value
  • 120. Bask in - enjoy warmth and light
  • 121. Bazaar - market
  • 122. Be irreconcilable - cannot be brought into harmony
  • 123. Beatify - to bless, make happy, or ascribe a virtue to
  • 124. Bedizen - to adorn, especially in a cheap, showy manner
  • 125. Belabor - beat hard
  • 126. Belie - contradict, give a false impression
  • 127. Belittle - cause to seem unimportant
  • 128. Bellicose - belligerent, pugnacious, warlike
  • 129. Belligerent - (person, nation) waging war
  • 130. Belligerently - waging war
  • 131. Bend - cause something to be out of a straight line
  • 132. Benefactor - person who has given help
  • 133. Benevolence - wish or activity in doing good
  • 134. Benign - kind and gentle; mild (climate)
  • 135. Bequest - arrangement to give something at death
  • 136. Berate - scold sharply
  • 137. Bereft - rob or dispossess of something (material)
  • 138. Bewilder - puzzle, confuse
  • 139. Biased - prejudice
  • 140. Bigot - stubborn, narrow-minded person
  • 141. Bilge - bulge, the protuberance of a cask
  • 142. Blandishment - flattery, coaxing
  • 143. Blandness - polite manner, comforting, uninteresting
  • 144. Blatant - noisy and rough
  • 145. Blithe - gay and joyous
  • 146. Blueprint – plan, scheme, photographic print
  • 147. Blunt - plain, not troubling to be polite
  • 148. Boggle - be alarmed, hesitate, amazed
  • 149. Bogus - sham, counterfeit, not genuine
  • 150. Boisterous - loud, noisy, rough, lacking restraint
  • 151. Bolster - give greatly needed support
  • 152. Boor - ill-mannered person
  • 153. Boorish - crude, offensive, rude
  • 154. Braid - strands of hair woven together, something edging sloth
  • 155. Brash - hasty, rush; cheeky, saucy
  • 156. Brass - yellow metal (mixing copper and zinc)
  • 157. Brazen - made of brass
  • 158. Breach - opening broken place, breaking
  • 159. Brigant - brigand, bandit
  • 160. Brisk - active, lively
  • 161. Brisket - breast of an animal
  • 162. Brittle - easily broken
  • 163. Broach - bring up, announce, begin to talk about
  • 164. Brook - to tolerate, endure
  • 165. Buoyant - able to float; light-hearted
  • 166. Burgeon - grow forth, send out buds
  • 167. Burnish - to polish, rub to a shine
  • 168. Bust - run out of money
  • C
  • 169. Cabal - a scheme or plot, a group of plotters
  • 170. Cadge - to beg, to get by begging
  • 171. Cajolers - flattery or deceit to persuade
  • 172. Calf - young of the domestic cow
  • 173. Calipers - metal supports attached to the legs, measuring instrument
  • 174. Calumniate - to slander, present false accusal
  • 175. Calumny - slander, aspersion
  • 176. Candid - frank straight-forward
  • 177. Cantankerous - bad-tempered/quarrelsome
  • 178. Cantin - sincere talk/jargon
  • 179. Canvass - discuss thoroughly; sort of touting
  • 180. Capricious - fickle, whimsical, given to change, unpredictable
  • 181. Castigate - to chastise, correct by punishing
  • 182. Castigation - severe punishment
  • 183. Casual - happening by chance, careless
  • 184. Catalyst - substance that causes speeding up
  • 185. Caustic - biting, sarcastic
  • 186. Censure - expression of blame or disapproval; a rebuke
  • 187. Census - official counting of the population
  • 188. Centurion - leader of a unit of 100 soldiers
  • 189. Chary - cautious, wary
  • 190. Chastened - corrected, punished
  • 191. Chastisement - punishment
  • 192. Chauvinist – a blindly devoted patriot
  • 193. Chicanery - legal trickery/false argument
  • 194. Chisel - steel tool for shaping materials
  • 195. Churl - bad-tempered person
  • 196. Cite - give as an example
  • 197. Clamor - shout complain with a lot of noise
  • 198. Cleanse - make pure, thoroughly clean
  • 199. Clientele - customers
  • 200. Clinch - come to grips/settle conclusively
  • 201. Cling - to resist separation
  • 202. Clot - half-solid lump formed from liquid
  • 203. Cloture - closing, device (in Parliament) to end a debate by voting
  • 204. Coalescing - coming together and uniting into one substance
  • 205. Coax - get somebody to do something by kindness
  • 206. Coda - passage that completes a piece of music
  • 207. Coddle - treat with care and tenderness
  • 208. Coerce - compel to force to make obedient
  • 209. Coeval - of the same period, coexisting
  • 210. Cogent – strong convincing
  • 211. Cogitate – think deeply, mediate
  • 212. Cognition - knowing, awareness (emotionless)
  • 213. Cognizant – being fully aware of
  • 214. Coherent – sticking together
  • 215. Colander - bowl-shaped vessel with many holes used to drain off water
  • 216. Collaborate - work in partnership
  • 217. Collusion - secret agreement for a deceitful purpose
  • 218. Combustion - process of burning
  • 219. Commemorate - keep the memory of
  • 220. Commend - praise
  • 221. Commendable - worthy of praise
  • 222. Commingle - mingle together
  • 223. Commodious - having plenty of space for what is needed
  • 224. Commuter - person who travels regularly
  • 225. Complacently – with self-satisfaction
  • 226. Complaisance - tending to comply, obliging, willingness to please
  • 227. Comply - act in accordance
  • 228. Compound - mix or combine
  • 229. Comprise - be composed of
  • 230. Compunction - feeling of regret for one's action
  • 231. Conceal - hide, keep secret
  • 232. Conceit - over-high opinion of, too much pride
  • 233. Conciliatory - reconciling, soothing, comforting, mollifying
  • 234. Concord - agreement or harmony
  • 235. Concur - agree in opinion, happen together
  • 236. Condense - increase in density, strength, make laconic
  • 237. Condone - forgive
  • 238. Congeal - make or become stiff and solid
  • 239. Conjoin – to join together
  • 240. Connoisseur - a person with good judgment (e.g.. in art)
  • 241. Connotation - suggestion in addition to
  • 242. Consent - give agreement or permission
  • 243. Consequential - pompous, self important
  • 244. Consolation - consoling or being consoled
  • 245. Console - give comfort or sympathy to
  • 246. Conspicuous - easily seen; remarkable
  • 247. Consternation - surprise and fear, dismay
  • 248. Constrain - compel
  • 249. Constrict - make tight or smaller
  • 250. Consume - get to the end of
  • 251. Consummate - perfect/make perfect/complete
  • 252. Contemn - to scorn or despise
  • 253. Contentious - argumentative, pugnacious, combative, quarrelsome
  • 254. Contiguous - touching, neighboring, near
  • 255. Contrite - filled with deep sorrow for wrongdoing
  • 256. Contumacious - insubordinate, rebellious
  • 257. Conundrum - a riddle, dilemma, enigma
  • 258. Conviction - convincing; firm belief
  • 259. Convoke - call together, summon
  • 260. Convoluted - complicated; coiled, twisted
  • 261. Cord - twisted strands
  • 262. Cordial - warm and sincere
  • 263. Cordon – line of police acting as a guard
  • 264. Cornucopia - abundant supply
  • 265. Corporeal - physical; of or for the body
  • 266. Correlate - have a mutual relation
  • 267. Corroboration - additional, strengthening evidence
  • 268. Countenance to - favor or approve of
  • 269. Counterfeit - forgery
  • 270. Countervail - counterbalance
  • 271. Covert - disguised
  • 272. Covetous - eagerly desirous
  • 273. Cower - crouch; shrink back
  • 274. Coy – shy/modest (esp of a girl)
  • 275. Crass - very great (es. stupidity)
  • 276. Cravat - piece of linen worn as a necktie
  • 277. Craven – cowardly
  • 278. Crease - line made by crushing; white line on the ground in cricket
  • 279. Credulity - too great a readiness to believe things
  • 280. Credulous - ready to believe things
  • 281. Crush - press, lose shape, subdue, overwhelm
  • 282. Cryptic - secret, with a hidden meaning
  • 283. Cumbersome - burdensome, heavy and awkward to carry
  • 284. Curmudgeon - bad-tempered person
  • 285. Curriculum - course of study
  • 286. Cursory - quick, hurried
  • 287. Curtail - make shorter then was planned
  • 288. Cynic - person who see no good in anything
  • 289.
  • D
  • 290. Dainty - pretty/delicate(food)/difficult to please
  • 291. Dart - quick movement; missile in darts
  • 292. Daunt - intimidate, make fearful
  • 293. Dawdler - person who is slow; waste of time
  • 294. Dearth - shortage
  • 295. Debacle - a breakup, overthrow, sudden disaster
  • 296. Decorous - polite, decent
  • 297. Decorum - propriety, properness
  • 298. Decree - order given by authority
  • 299. Decry - disapprove of
  • 300. Defer - postpone; give way (to show respect)
  • 301. Deference - respect
  • 302. Deferential - showing respect
  • 303. Defiance - open disobedience or resistance
  • 304. Deflect - turn aside
  • 305. Defy - resist openly
  • 306. Degrade - reduce in rank or status
  • 307. Delineate - to portray, depict, sketch out
  • 308. Deluge - great flood, heavy rush of water
  • 309. Delusion - false belief
  • 310. Demagogue - person appealing not to reasons
  • 311. Demur - to hesitate, raise objections
  • 312. Denigrate - blacken, belittle, sully, defame
  • 313. Denouement - an outcome or solution; the unraveling of a plot
  • 314. Denounce - give information against
  • 315. Dent - hollow, depression mad by a blow
  • 316. Deplete - use until none remains
  • 317. Deposition - dethronement, depositing
  • 318. Deprave - make morally bad; corrupt
  • 319. Deprecate - protest against, express disapproval of
  • 320. Dereliction - deserting and leaving to fall into ruins
  • 321. Derision - ridicule, mockery, deriding
  • 322. Derivative - unoriginal, obtained from another source
  • 323. Derogatory - insulting; tending to damage
  • 324. Descry - catch sight of, see something in the distance
  • 325. Desiccant - substance used to absorb moisture
  • 326. Desiccate - dry out all the moisture
  • 327. Desuetude - cessation of use; disuse
  • 328. Desultory - aimless, haphazard, digressing at random
  • 329. Detach - separate
  • 330. Deter - discourage, hinder
  • 331. Detraction - slandering, verbal attack, aspersion
  • 332. Detumescence - diminishing or lessening of swelling
  • 333. Deviance - being different in moral standards (from normal)
  • 334. Dexterity - skill (esp. in handling)
  • 335. Dexterous - clever, skillful with hands
  • 336. Diaphanous - transparent, gauzy
  • 337. Diatribe - bitter and violent attack in words
  • 338. Dictate - order
  • 339. Diffidence - shyness
  • 340. Diffident - lacking in self-confidence
  • 341. Dilate - speak comprehensively, become wider, large
  • 342. Dilatory - causing delay, procrastinating
  • 343. Din - loud noise that continues
  • 344. Disabuse - to undeceive, correct a false impression
  • 345. Disallow - refuse to allow or accept as a correct
  • 346. Discern - see with an effort but clearly
  • 347. Discomfit - to defeat, put down
  • 348. Disconcert - upset the self-possession of
  • 349. Discountenance - refuse to approve of
  • 350. Discourse - speech, lecture,
  • 351. Discredit - refuse to believe
  • 352. Discreet - careful/prudent
  • 353. Discrete - individually distinct
  • 354. Disdain - look on with contempt
  • 355. Disencumber - free from encumbrance
  • E
  • 356. Encumbrance - burden; things that get on the way of
  • 357. Endearing - making dear or liked
  • 358. Endemic - epidemic
  • 359. Endorse - write one's name on the back of
  • 360. Enduring - lasting
  • 361. Enervate - weaken, deprive of strength, attenuate
  • 362. Engender - cause, produce, give rise to
  • 363. Engrave - impress deeply
  • 364. Engrossing - taken up all the time or attention; writing in large or formal
  • 365. Engulf - swallow up
  • 366. Enigma - something that is puzzling
  • 367. Enmity - hatred; being an enemy
  • 368. Enormity - excessive wickedness; evilness
  • 369. Enormousness - great size
  • 370. Ensign - flag/badge
  • 371. Entangle - put into difficulties
  • 372. Enthral - please greatly/enslave (fig)
  • 373. Entice - tempt or persuade
  • 374. Entreat - ask earnestly
  • 375. Enunciate - pronounce (words)/express a theory
  • 376. Enzyme - catalyst
  • 377. Epicure – food lover, a connoisseur of food
  • 378. Epicurean - devoted to pleasure (sensuous enjoyment)
  • 379. Epistle – letter
  • 380. Epithet – adjective
  • 381. Epitome - brief summary; representative example; a typical model
  • 382. Equable - steady, regular
  • 383. Equanimity - calmness of temperament
  • 384. Equilibrium - state of being balanced
  • 385. Equipoise - equal distribution of weight; equilibrium
  • 386. Equivocal - having a double or doubtful meaning; suspicious
  • 387. Equivocate - try to deceive by equivocal language
  • 388. Eradicate - get rid of; pull up by the roots
  • 389. Erasure – erasing, removing all traces
  • 390. Erode - wear away, eat into
  • 391. Erratic - irregular in behaviour or opinion
  • 392. Erudite - learned, scholarly
  • 393. Escalate - increase, develop
  • 394. Eschew - avoid
  • 395. Esoteric - abstruse; intended only for a small circle of
  • 396. Espouse - marry; give one's support to
  • 397. Eulogy - formal praise; panegyric
  • 398. Euphoria - elation; state of pleasant excitement
  • 399. Euthanasia - easy and painless death
  • 400. Evaluating - finding out the value
  • 401. Evaporate - change into vapor, disappear, die
  • 402. Evasive - tending to evade
  • 403. Evince - to show clearly, to indicate
  • 404. Evoke - call up, bring out
  • 405. Evolve - unfold, develop naturally and gradually
  • 406. Excoriate - to flay, stip off the skin; to denounce sharply
  • 407. Excoriation - severe criticism
  • 408. Exculpate - to clear from a charge of guilt
  • 409. Exert - thrust out, push forth
  • 410. Exertion - instance of exerting
  • 411. Exhaustive - complete, thorough
  • 412. Exigency - emergency, an urgent situation
  • 413. Exonerate - free; clear
  • 414. Exoneration - set somebody clear, free (e.g.. from blame)
  • 415. Exorbitant - much too high or great
  • 416. Expatiate - to roam, wander freely
  • 417. Expedient - likely to be useful for a purpose
  • 418. Expiation - ending; expiring
  • 419. Exploit – brilliant achievement; develop; use selfishly
  • 420. Expostulate - argue earnestly to dissuade, correct, or protest
  • 421. Expurgate - to remove obscenity, purify, censor
  • 422. Exscind - to cut out, cut away
  • 423. Extant - still in existence
  • 424. Extempore - without previous thought or preparation
  • 425. Extensive - far-reaching
  • 426. Extenuate - reduce the strength of, lessen seriousness, partially excuse
  • 427. Extinct - no longer active
  • 428. Extinguish - end the existence of/wipe or put out
  • 429. Extirpate - to destroy, exterminate, cut out, exscind
  • 430. Extol - praise highly
  • 431. Extort - obtain by threats, violence
  • 432. Extralegal - outside the law
  • 433. Extricable – that can be freed
  • 434. Extrovert - cheerful person
  • 435. Exuberance - state of growing vigorously; being full of life
  • 436.
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  • 437. Facetious - humorous, funny, jocular
  • 438. Facile - easily done
  • 439. Facilitate - make easy (e.g.. a process of smth)
  • 440. Fallacious - based on error
  • 441. Fallacy - false or mistaken belief
  • 442. Falter - waver/move in an uncertain manner
  • 443. Fatuous - without sense, foolish self-satisfaction
  • 444. Faucet - device for controlling the outflow of a liquid
  • 445. Fawn - young deer, try to win somebody's favor
  • 446. Feckless - lacking purpose or vitality; ineffective; careless
  • 447. Fecund - fertile
  • 448. Feint - pretend
  • 449. Felicitous - apt; suitably expressed, well chosen, apropos
  • 450. Felon - person guilty of murder
  • 451. Ferment - substance; become excited
  • 452. Ferocity - savage cruelty
  • 453. Ferret - discover by searching; search
  • 454. Fertile - producing much, full of ideas
  • 455. Fertilize - make fertile or productive
  • 456. Fervid - showing earnest feeling
  • 457. Fervor - warmth of feelings; earnestness
  • 458. Fetid - stinking
  • 459. Fetter - to shackle, put in chains
  • 460. Feud - bitter quarrel over a long period of time
  • 461. Fidelity - loyalty, accuracy
  • 462. Fidget - move restlessly, make nervous
  • 463. Figurehead – carved image on the prow of a ship
  • 464. Finesse - delicate way of dealing with a situation
  • 465. Finical - too fussy about food, clothing, etc.
  • 466. Finicky - finical
  • 467. Finite - limited, having bounds
  • 468. Fission - splitting or division (esp. of cells)
  • 469. Fix at - stare at
  • 470. Flak - criticism/anti-aircraft guns
  • 471. Flamboyant - brightly colored, florid
  • 472. Flammable - having tendency to burst into flames
  • 473. Flaunting - show off complacently
  • 474. Flaw - crack, lessen value
  • 475. Flax - pale yellow (hair); a plant
  • 476. Fledged - able to fly, trained, experienced
  • 477. Fleet – number of ships, quick-moving
  • 478. Fleeting - passing quickly
  • 479. Flexibility - easily bent without braking
  • 480. Flinch - draw, move back, wince
  • 481. Flop - fail/move/fall clumsily
  • 482. Florid - very much ornamented; naturally red (e.g.. of face)
  • 483. Floridness - ruddiness; heavily decorated; ornateness
  • 484. Flout - reject, mock, to go against (as in going against tradition)
  • 485. Fluke - lucky stroke
  • 486. Fluster – make nervous or confused
  • 487. Foible - defect of character (a person is wrongly proud)
  • 488. Foil - prevent from carrying out; contrast
  • 489. Foment - put something warm (to lessen the pain)
  • 490. Foolproof - incapable of failure or error
  • 491. Foppish - like a man who pays too much attention to his clothes
  • 492. Forage - food for horses and cattle
  • 493. Forbear - refrain from, be patient; ancestor
  • 494. Forbearance - patience, willingness to wait
  • 495. Ford - shallow place in a river (to cross)
  • 496. Forestall - prevent by taking action in advance, preempt
  • 497. Forethought - foresight, planned in advance
  • 498. Forfeit – suffer the loss of something
  • 499. Forge - workshop for the shaping of metal; to shape metal; lead
  • 500. Forgery - counterfeit
  • 501. Forswear - renounce, disallow, repudiate
  • 502. Fortify - strengthen
  • 503. Fortuitous - happening by chance
  • 504. Foster - nurture, care for
  • 505. Fracas – noisy quarrel
  • 506. Fragile - easily injured, broken or destroyed
  • 507. Fragrant - sweet-smelling
  • 508. Franchise - special right given by authority
  • 509. Frantic - wildly excited with joy, pain, anxiety
  • 510. Frenetic - frantic, frenzied
  • 511. Fret - worry; irritation; wear away
  • 512. Friction - the rubbing of one thing against another, difference of opinion
  • 513. Fringe - edge; ornamental border; part of hair over the forehead
  • 514. Froward - intractable, not willing to yield or comply, stubborn
  • 515. Frugal - careful, economical
  • 516. Fulminate - berate, vituperate, to thunder out, to explode
  • 517. Fulmination - bitter protest
  • 518. Fulsome - disgusting, offensive due to excessiveness
  • G
  • 519. Gainsay - to deny, declare false, to oppose
  • 520. Gambol - quick, playful jumping
  • 521. Garble - make unfair selection from facts
  • 522. Garment - article of clothing
  • 523. Garner - to gather and save; to store up
  • 524. Garrulity - talkativeness
  • 525. Garrulous – too talkative
  • 526. Gaucherie - socially awkward, tactless behavior
  • 527. Germane - relevant; pertinent to
  • 528. Gist - the point, general sense
  • 529. Glean - gather facts in small quantities
  • 530. Glib - ready and smooth but not sincere
  • 531. Glimmer - weak/unsteady light
  • 532. Gloat - over look at with selfish delight
  • 533. Glut - supply to much, fill to excess
  • 534. Gnaw - waste away; bite steadily
  • 535. Goad - something urging a person to action
  • 536. Gorge - eat greedily/narrow opening with a stream
  • 537. Gossamer - soft light, delicate material
  • 538. Gouge - tool for cutting grooves in wood
  • 539. Grace – favor
  • 540. Grandiloquent - using pompous words
  • 541. Grave - serious, requiring consideration
  • 542. Graze - touch or scrape lightly in passing
  • 543. Gregarious - living in societies; liking the company
  • 544. Grievance - cause for complaint or protest
  • 545. Grievous - causing grief or pain; serious, dire, grave
  • 546. Grimace - twisted expression of a face
  • 547. Grind - crush, polish
  • 548. Grooves - long channel in the surface, habitual way of living
  • 549. Grovel - crawl, humble oneself
  • 550. Guile - deceit, cunning
  • 551. Guileless - straight-forward, candid
  • 552. Gull - cheat, deceive
  • 553. Gullible - easily gulled
  • 554. Gush - burst out suddenly/talk ardently
  • 555. Gust - outburst of feeling; sudden rain, wind, fire, etc.
  • H
  • 556. Hack - cut roughly; hired horse
  • 557. Halcyon - calm and peaceful
  • 558. Hallow - to make holy; consecrate
  • 559. Hamper - basket with a lid, prevent free movement or activity
  • 560. Hapless - unlucky, unfortunate
  • 561. Harangue - a long, passionate speech
  • 562. Harbinger - something or somebody that foretells the coming
  • 563. Harrow - to distress, create stress or torment
  • 564. Harsh - rough, cruel, stern
  • 565. Haughty - arrogant; conceited
  • 566. Haven – harbor, safety place
  • 567. Heed - attention/give notice to
  • 568. Heinous - odious (of crime)
  • 569. Heresy - belief contrary to what is generally accepted
  • 570. Hermetic - sealed by fusion
  • 571. Heterogeneous - made up of different kinds
  • 572. Hew - make by hard work; cut (by striking)
  • 573. Highbrow - (person) with superior tastes
  • 574. Hirsute - hairy, shaggy
  • 575. Hoax - mischievous trick played on somebody for a joke
  • 576. Hoipolloi - the masses; the rabble
  • 577. Hollow - not soled, with hole
  • 578. Holster - leather case for a pistol
  • 579. Homiletics - act of preaching
  • 580. Hone - stone used for sharpening tools
  • 581. Hoodwink - trick, mislead
  • 582. Hospitable - liking to give hospitality
  • 583. Hubris - arrogant pride
  • 584. Hurdle - light frame, fence to be jumped over
  • 585. Hush - make or become silent
  • 586. Husk - worthless outside part of anything
  • 587. Hypocrisy - falsely making oneself appear to be good
  • I
  • 588. Iconoclast - person who attacks popular beliefs
  • 589. Iconoclastic - attacking cherished beliefs
  • 590. Idiosyncrasy - personal mannerism
  • 591. Idolatrous - worshipping idols \
  • 592. Idolatry - excessive admiration of
  • 593. Ignoble - dishonorable, common, undignified
  • 594. Ignominious - shameful, dishonorable, undignified, disgraceful
  • 595. Illicit - unlawful, forbidden
  • 596. Illusory - deceptive; an illusion
  • 597. Imbroglio - complicated and embarrassing situation
  • 598. Immaculate - pure, faultless
  • 599. Immerse - absorb; put under the surface of
  • 600. Imminent - likely to come or happen soon
  • 601. Immutable - that cannot be changed
  • 602. Impair - worsen, diminish in value
  • 603. Impaired - damaged, weakened
  • 604. Impassive - unmoved; feeling no sign of passion
  • 605. Impecunious - having little or no money
  • 606. Impede - hinder; get in the way of
  • 607. Impediment - something that hinders (e.g. stammer)
  • 608. Impending - imminent, being about to happen, expected
  • 609. Imperative - urgent, essential
  • 610. Imperious - commanding, haughty, arrogant
  • 611. Impermeable – that cannot be permeated
  • 612. Imperturbable - calm; not capable of being excited
  • 613. Impervious - not allowing to pass through (of materials)
  • 614. Imperviousness - arrogance, commanding presence, over bearingness
  • 615. Impetuous - having sudden energy, impulsive, thrusting ahead, forceful
  • 616. Impiety - lack of reverence or dutifulness
  • 617. Implacable - incapable of being placated, unpleasable
  • 618. Implausibility – incredibility
  • 619. Implicate - show that somebody has a share
  • 620. Implicit - implied though not plainly expressed
  • 621. Implosion - collapse; bursting inward
  • 622. Imply - make a suggestion
  • 623. Importune - beg urgently; solicit (of a prostitute)
  • 624. Imprecation - an invocation of evil; a curse
  • 625. Impromptu - without preparation
  • 626. Impudence - being rash, indiscreet
  • 627. Impudent - rash, indiscreet
  • 628. Impugned - challenged, to be doubted
  • 629. Impute - to attribute to a cause or source, ascribe
  • 630. Inadvertent - done thoughtlessly
  • 631. Inane - silly, senseless
  • 632. Inasmuch - since, because
  • 633. Incense - make angry
  • 634. Incessant - often repeated, continual
  • 635. Inchoate -not yet fully formed, rudimentary, elementary
  • 636. Incipient - beginning
  • 637. Incise - engrave, make a cut in
  • 638. Incite – stir up, rouse
  • 639. Inclined - directing the mind in a certain direction
  • 640. Incoherently - not consistently, unclearly
  • 641. Incongruous - out of place, not in harmony or agreement
  • 642. Incorrigibility - cannot be cured or corrected
  • 643. Incredulous - skeptical, unwilling to believe
  • 644. Inculcate - fix firmly by repetition
  • 645. Incumbents - official duties
  • 646. Incursion - a raid, a sudden attack
  • 647. Indefatigability - not easily exhaustible; tirelessness
  • 648. Indelible - that cannot be rubbed out
  • 649. Indelicate - immodest; lacking in refinement
  • 650. Indigence - poverty
  • 651. Indigenous - native
  • 652. Indistinct - not easily heard, seen, clearly marked
  • 653. Indolence - laziness
  • 654. Indomitable - not easily discouraged or subdued
  • 655. Indulge - gratify, give way to, satisfy; allow oneself
  • 656. Indulgent - inclined to indulge
  • 657. Ineffable – to great to be described in words
  • 658. Ineluctable - certain, inevitable
  • 659. Inept - unskillful; said or done at the wrong time
  • 660. Ineptitude - quality of being unskillful
  • 661. Inferno - hell
  • 662. Infertile - not fertile, barren
  • 663. Inflame - become red, angry
  • 664. Inflammatory - tending to inflame
  • 665. Infuriate - fill with fury or rage
  • 666. Infuse - put, pour, fill
  • 667. Ingenuous - naive, young, artless, frank, honest, sincere
  • 668. Ingest - take in by swallowing
  • 669. Inherent - existing as a natural part
  • 670. Inhibit - hinder, restrain
  • 671. Inimical - harmful or friendly
  • 672. Inimitable - defying imitation, unmatchable
  • 673. Innocuous - causing no harm
  • 674. Inscrutable - incapable of being discovered or understood
  • 675. Insensible - unconscious, unresponsive, unaffected
  • 676. Insinuate - suggest unpleasantly; make a way for something gently
  • 677. Insipid -without taste or flavor
  • 678. Insouciant - unconcerned, carefree
  • 679. Insularity - narrow-mindedness, isolated
  • 680. Insurrection - rising of people to open resistance to
  • 681. Interdict - prohibit, forbid
  • 682. Interim - as an installment
  • 683. Intersperse - place here and there
  • 684. Intervene - come between; interfere to change the result
  • 685. Intractable - unruly, refractory, stubborn
  • 686. Intransigence - unwillingness to compromise, stubbornness, intractability
  • 687. Intransigent - uncompromising
  • 688. Intrepid – fearless, brave, undaunted
  • 689. Introspection - examining one's own thoughts and feelings
  • 690. Inundate - flood; cover by overflowing
  • 691. Inured - accustomed to, adapted
  • 692. Invective - abusive language, curses
  • 693. Inveigh - to attack verbally, denounce, deprecate
  • 694. Inveterate - deep-rooted. long-established
  • 695. Invincible - too strong to be defeated
  • 696. Involute - complex
  • 697. Irascible - irritable, easily angered
  • 698. Irate - angry
  • 699. Ire - anger
  • 700. Irksome – tiresome
  • 701. Irrelevant - not relevant, not connected
  • 702. Irresolute - hesitating; undecided
  • 703. Irrevocable - final and unalterable
  • 704. Itinerary - plan for a journey, details or records of a route
  • 705. Itinerate - to travel from place to place, to peregrinate
  • J
  • 706. Jabber -talk excitedly; utter rapidly
  • 707. Jeopardize - put in danger
  • 708. Jibe - gibe, make fun of
  • 709. Jocular - meant as a joke
  • 710. Judicious - sound in judgment; wise
  • K
  • 711. Knit - draw together, unite firmly
  • L
  • 712. Labyrinthine - to entangle the state of affairs
  • 713. Lachrymose - causing tears, tearful
  • 714. Lackluster - (of eyes) dull, without bright
  • 715. Laconic - brief, to the point, terse
  • 716. Lag - go too slow
  • 717. Lament - show, feel great sorrow
  • 718. Lassitude - weariness, tiredness
  • 719. Latent - present but not yet active, developed or visible
  • 720. Laudatory - expressing or giving praise
  • 721. Lavish - giving or producing freely, liberally or generously
  • 722. Leakage - the process of leaking
  • 723. Legacy - something handed down from ancestors
  • 724. Levee - formal reception/embankment
  • 725. Levity - lack of seriousness
  • 726. Libel - statement that damages reputation
  • 727. Liberality - free giving; generosity
  • 728. Libertine - immoral person
  • 729. Lien - legal claim until a debt on it is repaid
  • 730. Limn - paint, portray
  • 731. Limp - lacking strength, walking unevenly
  • 732. Lionize - treat as a famous person
  • 733. Lithe - bending, twisting
  • 734. Loll - rest, to sit or stand in a lazy way; hang (dog's tongue)
  • 735. Lope - move along with long strides
  • 736. Loquacious - talkative, garrulous
  • 737. Lubricant - substance that makes work easier
  • 738. Lubricate - put oil to make work easily
  • 739. Lubricious - lewd, wanton, greasy, slippery
  • 740. Lucubrate - write in scholarly fashion
  • 741. Luculent - easily understood, lucid, clear
  • 742. Lugubrious - mournful, excessively sad
  • 743. Lull - become quiet or less active
  • 744. Lumber - move in a clumsy/noisy way
  • 745. Luminary - star, light-giving body
  • 746. Lurk - be out of view ready to attack
  • 747. Lustrous - being bright, polished
  • M
  • 748. Macabre - gruesome, suggesting death
  • 749. Macerate - make or become soft by soaking in water
  • 750. Machination - plot, scheme (esp. evil)
  • 751. Maladroit - tactless, clumsy
  • 752. Malapropism - misuse of a word (for one that resembles it)
  • 753. Malevolence - wishing to do evil
  • 754. Malign - injurious, speak ill of somebody, tell lie
  • 755. Malinger - to fake illness or injury, in order to shirk a duty
  • 756. Malleable - yielding; easily shaped; moldable; adapting
  • 757. Manacle - chains for the hands or feet
  • 758. Martial - brave, of associated with war
  • 759. Massacre - cruel killing of a large number of people
  • 760. Matriculation - be admitted, enter a university as a student
  • 761. Mature - come to full development, to a state ready for use
  • 762. Maudlin - sentimental in a silly or tearful way
  • 763. Maul - hurt by rough handling
  • 764. Maverick – rebel, nonconformist
  • 765. Mellifluous - sweetly flowing
  • 766. Mendacious - false
  • 767. Mendacity - dishonesty
  • 768. Mendicant - a beggar
  • 769. Mercurial - quick, changeable in character, fleeting
  • 770. Meretricious - attractive on the surface but of little value
  • 771. Mesmerize - hypnotize
  • 772. Meticulous - giving great attention to details
  • 773. Mettle - quality of endurance or courage
  • 774. Mettlesome - courageous, high-spirited
  • 775. Middling -fairly good but not very good
  • 776. Minatory - menacing, threatening
  • 777. Mince - pronounce or speak affectedly, euphemize
  • 778. Misanthrope - person who hates mankind
  • 779. Mischievous - harmful, causing mischief
  • 780. Miser - person who loves wealth and spends little
  • 781. Misogynist - one who hates women/females
  • 782. Missile - something that is thrown or shot
  • 783. Mitigate - make less severe or painful
  • 784. Moderation - quality of being limited, not extreme
  • 785. Mollify - make calmer or quieter
  • 786. Molt - moult, lose hair, feathers before new growing
  • 787. Morbid - diseased, unhealthy (e.g.. about ideas)
  • 788. Morose - ill-tempered, unsociable
  • 789. Mortuary - place where dead bodies are taken to be kept until burial
  • 790. Muffler - cloth worn round the neck/silencer
  • 791. Multifarious - varied, motley, greatly diversified
  • 792. Mundane - worldly as opposed to spiritual; commonplace, everyday
  • 793. Myriad - very great number
  • N
  • 794. Nadir -lowest, weakest point
  • 795. Nascent - coming into existence, emerging
  • 796. Nebulous - cloud-like; hazy; vague; indistinct
  • 797. Negligent - taking too little care
  • 798. Neophyte - person who has been converted to a belief
  • 799. Nexus - a connection, tie, or link
  • 800. Nibble - show some inclination to accept (an offer)
  • 801. Nice - precise, sensitive to subtleness
  • 802. Noisome - offensive, disgusting (smell)
  • 803. Nonchalant - not having interest
  • 804. Nonplused - greatly surprised
  • 805. Nostrum - a quack remedy, an untested cure
  • 806. Notion - nominal, token
  • 807. Noxious - harmful
  • 808. Nugatory – trifling/worthless
  • 809. Nullify - make void and null
  • 810. Numb – without ability to feel or move
  • 811. Numbness - without ability to move a finger
  • O
  • 812. Obdurate - hardened and unrepenting; stubborn, inflexible
  • 813. Obfuscate - to darken, make obscure, muddle
  • 814. Oblivious - unaware, having no memory
  • 815. Obloquy - abusively detractive language, sharp criticism, vituperation
  • 816. Obsequious - too eager to obey or serve
  • 817. Obsolete - no longer used
  • 818. Obstreperous - noisy, loud
  • 819. Obtain - to be established, accepted, or customary
  • 820. Obtrusive - projecting, prominent, undesirably noticeable
  • 821. Obtuse - blunt/stupid
  • 822. Obviate – to make unnecessary, get rid of
  • 823. Occluded - blocked up
  • 824. Occult - hidden, concealed, beyond comprehension
  • 825. Odious - repulsive, hateful
  • 826. Odium - contempt, dislike, aversion
  • 827. Odor - smell; favor; reputation
  • 828. Officious - too eager or ready to help, offer advice
  • 829. Ominous - threatening
  • 830. Opaqueness - dullness/not allowing light to pass through
  • 831. Opprobrious - showing scorn or reproach
  • 832. Ossify - to turn to bone; to settle rigidly into an idea
  • 833. Ostensible - seeming, appearing as such, professed
  • 834. Ostentation - display to obtain admiration or envy
  • 835. Ostentatious - fond of showing ostentation
  • 836. Ostracism - shut out from society, refuse to meet, talk
  • 837. Ostrich - fast-running bird unable to fly
  • 838. Outset - start
  • 839. Overhaul - examine thoroughly to learn about the condition
  • 840. Overweening - presumptuously arrogant, overbearing, immoderate, being a jerk
  • 841. Overwhelm - weigh down, submerge
  • P
  • 842. Paean - song of praise or triumph
  • 843. Palate - roof of the mouth; sense of taste
  • 844. Palatial - magnificent
  • 845. Palliate - to make something appear less serious, to alleviate, to gloss over
  • 846. Palpability - can be felt, touched, understood
  • 847. Palpitate - tremble, beat rapidly and irregularly
  • 848. Pan - flat/zoom
  • 849. Panegyric - formal praise, eulogy
  • 850. Paradigm - a model, example, or pattern
  • 851. Parenthesis - sentence within another one, something separated
  • 852. Pariah - an outcast, a rejected and despised person
  • 853. Parsimonious - too economical, miserly
  • 854. Partisan - one-sided, committed to a party, biased or prejudiced
  • 855. Patron - regular customer; person who gives support
  • 856. Paucity - scarcity, a lacking of
  • 857. Peccadillo - small sin; small weakness in one's character
  • 858. Pedantic - bookish, showing off learning
  • 859. Pedestrian - commonplace, trite, unremarkable
  • 860. Pellucid - transparent, easy to understand
  • 861. Penchant - strong inclination, a liking
  • 862. Penitent - feeling or showing regret
  • 863. Penurious - poor/stingy
  • 864. Penury - extreme poverty
  • 865. Peregrination - traveling about, wandering
  • 866. Peremptory - urgent, imperative, unchallengeable, ending debate
  • 867. Perennial - lasting for a long time (e.g.. a year)
  • 868. Perfidious - treacherous, faithless
  • 869. Perfidy - treachery; breaking of faith
  • 870. Perfunctory - done as a duty without care
  • 871. Perilous - dangerous
  • 872. Peripatetic - wandering
  • 873. Perish - be destroyed; decay
  • 874. Perjury - willful false statement, unlawful act
  • 875. Permeate - spread into every part of
  • 876. Pernicious - harmful, injurious
  • 877. Perpetrate - be guilty; commit (a crime)
  • 878. Persevere - keep on steadily, continue
  • 879. Personable - pleasing in appearance, attractive
  • 880. Perspicacity - quick judging and understanding
  • 881. Pertain - belong as a part, have reference
  • 882. Pest - destructive thing or a person who is nuisance
  • 883. Petrified - taken away power (to think, feel, act)
  • 884. Petrify - to make hard, rocklike
  • 885. Petrous - like a rock, hard, stony
  • 886. Petulant - unreasonably impatient
  • 887. Philistine - a smug ignorant person; one who lacks knowledge
  • 888. Phlegmatic - calm, sluggish temperament; unemotional
  • 889. Picaresque - involving clever rogues or adventurers
  • 890. Pied - of mixed colors
  • 891. Pinch - be too tight, take between the thumb and finger
  • 892. Pine - waste away through sorrow or illness
  • 893. Pious - dutiful to parents; devoted to religion
  • 894. Piquant - agreeably pungent, stimulating
  • 895. Pique - hurt the pride or self-respect, stir (curiosity)
  • 896. Pitfall - covered hole as a trap, unsuspected danger
  • 897. Pith - essential part, force, soft liquid substance
  • 898. Pivotal - of great importance (others depend on it)
  • 899. Placate - soothe, pacify, calm
  • 900. Plaintive - mournful, melancholy, sorrowful
  • 901. Plaque - flat metal on a wall as a memorial
  • 902. Platitude - a trite or banal statement; unoriginality
  • 903. Plea - request
  • 904. Plead - address a court of law as an advocate
  • 905. Plethora – glut
  • 906. Pliant - pliable, easily bent, shaped or twisted
  • 907. Plod - continue doing something without resting
  • 908. Pluck - pull the feathers off, pick (e.g.. flowers)
  • 909. Plumb - get to the root of
  • 910. Plummet - fall, plunge, steeply
  • 911. Plunge - move quickly, suddenly and with force
  • 912. Poignant - deeply moving; keen
  • 913. Poise - be ready, be balanced, self-possession
  • 914. Polemical - controversial, argued
  • 915. Poncho - large piece of cloth
  • 916. Ponderous - heavy, bulky, dull
  • 917. Portent - omen; marvelous; threatening
  • 918. Poseur - someone taking on airs to impress others; a phony
  • 919. Posture - state, attitude; adopt a vain
  • 920. Poverty - state of being poor
  • 921. Pragmatic - practical, favoring utility
  • 922. Precarious - uncertain, risky, dangerous
  • 923. Precept - moral instruction
  • 924. Precepts - rules establishing standards of conduct
  • 925. Precipitate - throw something violently down from a height
  • 926. Preclude - prevent, make impossible
  • 927. Precursory - preliminary, anticipating
  • 928. Predilection - special liking, mental preference
  • 929. Predominate - have more power than others
  • 930. Preempt - obtain by preemption or in advance
  • 931. Preen - tidy/show self-satisfaction
  • 932. Premature - doing or happening something before the right time
  • 933. Preponderance - greatness in number, strength, weight
  • 934. Presage - warning sign
  • 935. Presumption - arrogance
  • 936. Preternatural - not normal or usual
  • 937. Prevalent - common
  • 938. Prevaricate - to equivocate, to stray from the truth
  • 939. Prim - neat; formal
  • 940. Pristine - primitive, unspoiled, pure, as in earlier times unadulterated
  • 941. Probity - uprightness, incorruptibility, principle
  • 942. Proclivity - inclination
  • 943. Procrast - ination keeping on putting off
  • 944. Prodigal - wasteful, reckless with money
  • 945. Prodigious - enormous, wonderful
  • 946. Profane - worldly, having contempt for God
  • 947. Profligacy - shameless immorality
  • 948. Profligate - wasteful, prodigal, licentious, extravagant
  • 949. Profundity - depth
  • 950. Profuse - abundant/lavish
  • 951. Proliferate - grow, reproduce by rapid multiplication
  • 952. Prolix - tiring because too long
  • 953. Prone - prostrate; inclined to (undesirable things)
  • 954. Propagation - increasing the number, spreading, extending
  • 955. Propinquity - nearness in time or place, affinity of nature
  • 956. Propitiate - do something to take away the anger of
  • 957. Propitiatory - conciliatory, appeasing, mitigating
  • 958. Propitious - auspicious, presenting favorable circumstances
  • 959. Prosaic - everyday, mundane, commonplace, trite, pedestrian
  • 960. Proscribe - denounce as dangerous
  • 961. Protracted – prolonged
  • 962. Provident - frugal; looking to the future
  • 963. Provisional - of the present time only
  • 964. Provoke - make angry; vax
  • 965. Prudence - careful forethought
  • 966. Prudish - easily shocked, excessively modest
  • 967. Prune - dried plum, silly person
  • 968. Pry - get smth; inquire too curiously
  • 969. Pucker - wrinkle
  • 970. Pugnacious - fond of, in the habit of fighting
  • 971. Puissance - strength
  • 972. Punch - strike with the fist; tool for cutting holes; alc. drink
  • 973. Punctilious – precise, paying attention to trivialities
  • 974. Pundit - pedant, authority on a subject
  • 975. Pungency - sharpness; stinging quality
  • 976. Purvey - provide, supply
  • 977. Pusillanimous – cowardly, craven
  • 978. Putrefaction - becoming rotten
  • 979. Pyre - large pile of wood for burning
  • Q
  • 980. Quack - person dishonestly claiming to smth
  • 981. Quaff - drink deeply
  • 982. Quail - lose courage, turn frightened
  • 983. Qualm - feeling of doubt, temporary feeling of sickness
  • 984. Quandary - state of doubt or perplexity
  • 985. Quell - suppress, subdue
  • 986. Quibble - try to avoid by sophistication
  • 987. Quiescence - state of being passive/motionless
  • 988. Quiescent - at rest, dormant, torpid
  • 989. Quirk - habit or action peculiar to somebody or smth
  • 990. Quixotic - generous, unselfish
  • 991. Quotidian - banal; everyday
  • R
  • 992. Rabble -mob, crowd; the lower classes of populace
  • 993. Raconteur - person who tells anecdotes
  • 994. Radiant - bright, shining
  • 995. Raffish - low, vulgar, base, tawdry
  • 996. Rail at - find fault, utter reproaches
  • 997. Ramify - to be divided or subdivided; to branch
  • 998. Rancorous - feeling bitterness, spitefulness
  • 999. Rant - use extravagant language
  • 1000. Rapacious - greedy (especially for money)
  • 1001. Rarefy - to make thin, to make less dense, to purify or refine
  • 1002. Rave - act with excessive enthusiasm
  • 1003. Reactionary - opposing progress
  • 1004. Rebuff - snub
  • 1005. Recalcitrant - disobedient
  • 1006. Recant - take back as being false; give up
  • 1007. Recast - cast or fashion anew
  • 1008. Recidivism - relapse into antisocial or criminal behavior
  • 1009. Reciprocity - granting of privileges in return for similar
  • 1010. Recital - performance of music
  • 1011. Recluse - person who lives alone and avoids people
  • 1012. Recompense - make payment to; reward, punish
  • 1013. Reconcile - settle a quarrel; restore peace
  • 1014. Recondite - little known; abstruse
  • 1015. Recourse - something turned to for help
  • 1016. Recreancy - cowardice, a cowardly giving up
  • 1017. Recuperate - become strong after illness, loss, exhaustion
  • 1018. Redeem - get back by payment; compensate
  • 1019. Redemptive - serving to redeem
  • 1020. Redoubtable - formidable, causing fear
  • 1021. Refine - make or become pure, cultural
  • 1022. Refractory - stubborn, unmanageable, intractable
  • 1023. Refulgent - shining, brilliant
  • 1024. Regale - to delight or entertain; to feast
  • 1025. Regicide - crime of killing a king
  • 1026. Reiterate - say or do again several times
  • 1027. Rejuvenation - becoming young in nature or appearance
  • 1028. Relapse -fall back again
  • 1029. Relinquish - give up
  • 1030. Reluctant - unwilling or disinclined
  • 1031. Remonstrate - to protest, object
  • 1032. Render - deliver, provide, represent
  • 1033. Renovate - restore something to better condition
  • 1034. Renowned - celebrated, famous
  • 1035. Rent - regular payment for the use of smth, division or split
  • 1036. Repast - meal
  • 1037. Repel - refuse to accept/cause dislike
  • 1038. Repine at – be discontented with
  • 1039. Reproach - scold, upbraid
  • 1040. Reprobate - person hardened in sin; one devoid of decency
  • 1041. Repudiate - disown, refuse to accept or pay
  • 1042. Repulsive - causing a feeling of disgust
  • 1043. Requite - repay, give in return
  • 1044. Rescind - repeal/annul/cancel
  • 1045. Resigned - unresisting, submissive
  • 1046. Resilience - quality of quickly recovering the original shape
  • 1047. Resolve - determine
  • 1048. Resort to - frequently visit
  • 1049. Restive - refusing to move; reluctant to be controlled
  • 1050. Resurrect - bring back into use
  • 1051. Resuscitation - coming back to consciousness
  • 1052. Retard - check, hinder
  • 1053. Reticent - reserved, untalkative, silent, taciturn
  • 1054. Revere - have deep respect for
  • 1055. Reverent - feeling or showing deep respect
  • 1056. Riddle - puzzling person or thing
  • 1057. Rift - split, crack, dissension
  • 1058. Rivet - fix, take up, secure; metal pin
  • 1059. Roll call - calling of names
  • 1060. Rope - thick strong cord made by twisting
  • 1061. Rotund - rich and deep; plump and round
  • 1062. Rubric - heading, title, or category
  • 1063. Ruffian - violent, cruel man
  • 1064. Rumple - make rough
  • 1065. Sagacious - having sound judgment; perceptive, wise; like a sage
  • 1066. Salacious - obscene
  • 1067. Salient - prominent, protruding, conspicuous, highly relevant
  • 1068. Salubrious - healthful
  • 1069. Salutary - remedial, wholesome, causing improvement
  • 1070. Sanctimony - Self-righteousness, hypocritical, with false piety
  • 1071. Sanction - approval (by authority); penalty
  • 1072. Sanguine - cheerful, confident, optimistic
  • 1073. Sanity - health of mind; soundness of judgement
  • 1074. Sap - weaken
  • 1075. Sash - long strip worn round the waist
  • 1076. Sate - satiate
  • 1077. Satiate - satisfy fully
  • 1078. Saturnine - gloomy, dark, sullen, morose
  • 1079. Savant - person of great learning
  • 1080. Savor - taste, flavor smth
  • 1081. Sawdust - tiny bits of wood
  • 1082. Scabbards - heath for the blade
  • 1083. Scent - smell (especially pleasant)
  • 1084. Scorch - become discolored/dry up/go at high speed
  • 1085. Scribble - write hastily
  • 1086. Scurvy - mean, contemptible
  • 1087. Seal - piece of wax, lead, etc stamped on the document
  • 1088. Secular - material (not spiritual); living outside monasteries
  • 1089. Sedulous - persevering
  • 1090. Seminal - like a seed; constituting a source, originative
  • 1091. Sententious - short and pithy, full of maxims/proverbs
  • 1092. Sequence - succession, connected line of
  • 1093. Sere - make hard and without feeling/mouldy flower.
  • 1094. Sermon - reproving a person for his faults
  • 1095. Serrated - having a toothed edge
  • 1096. Serration - having a toothed edge
  • 1097. Servile - like a slave, lacking independence
  • 1098. Sever - break off
  • 1099. Severance - severing
  • 1100. Shaft - arrow or spear, something long and narrow
  • 1101. Shallow - little depth; not earnest
  • 1102. Shard - piece of broken earthenware
  • 1103. Sheath - cover for the blade of a weapon or a tool
  • 1104. Shove - push
  • 1105. Shrewd - astute; showing sound judgement
  • 1106. Shrill - sharp, piercing
  • 1107. Shun - keep away from; avoid
  • 1108. Shunt - send from one track to another; lay aside; evade discussion
  • 1109. Sidestep - step to one side
  • 1110. Simper - (give a) silly/self-conscious smile
  • 1111. Sinuous - winding, undulating, serpentine
  • 1112. Skiff - small boat
  • 1113. Skit - short piece of humorous writing
  • 1114. Slack - sluggish; dull; not tight
  • 1115. Slake - to assuage, to satisfy, allay
  • 1116. Slate - king of blue-grey stone; propose; criticize
  • 1117. Sluggard - lazy, slow-moving person
  • 1118. Slur - join sounds/words (indistinct)


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abase v. To lower in position, estimation, or the like; degrade.
abbess n. The lady superior of a nunnery.
abbey n. The group of buildings which collectively form the dwelling-place of a society of monks or nuns.
abbot n. The superior of a community of monks.
abdicate v. To give up (royal power or the like).
abdomen n. In mammals, the visceral cavity between the diaphragm and the pelvic floor;
the belly.
abdominal n. Of, pertaining to, or situated on the abdomen.
abduction n. A carrying away of a person against his will, or illegally.
abed adv. In bed; on a bed.
aberration n. Deviation from a right, customary, or prescribed course. abet v. To aid, promote, or encourage the commission of (an offense). abeyance n. A state of suspension or temporary inaction.
abhorrence n. The act of detesting extremely.
abhorrent adj. Very repugnant; hateful.
abidance n. An abiding.
abject adj. Sunk to a low condition.
abjure v. To recant, renounce, repudiate under oath.
able-bodied adj. Competent for physical service.
ablution n. A washing or cleansing, especially of the body.
abnegate v. To renounce (a right or privilege).
abnormal adj. Not conformed to the ordinary rule or standard.
abominable adj. Very hateful.
abominate v. To hate violently.
abomination n. A very detestable act or practice.
aboriginal adj. Primitive; unsophisticated.
aborigines n. The original of earliest known inhabitants of a country. aboveboard adv. & adj. Without concealment, fraud, or trickery. abrade v. To wear away the surface or some part of by friction. abrasion n. That which is rubbed off.
abridge v. To make shorter in words, keeping the essential features, leaning out minor particles.
abridgment n. A condensed form as of a book or play.
abrogate v. To abolish, repeal.
abrupt adj. Beginning, ending, or changing suddenly or with a break.
abscess n. A Collection of pus in a cavity formed within some tissue of the body.
abscission n. The act of cutting off, as in a surgical operation.
abscond v. To depart suddenly and secretly, as for the purpose of escaping arrest.
absence n. The fact of not being present or available.
absent-minded adj. Lacking in attention to immediate surroundings or business.
absolution n. Forgiveness, or passing over of offenses.
absolve v. To free from sin or its penalties.
absorb v. To drink in or suck up, as a sponge absorbs water.
absorption n. The act or process of absorbing.
abstain v. To keep oneself back (from doing or using something).
abstemious adj. Characterized by self denial or abstinence, as in the use of drink, food.
abstinence n. Self denial.
abstruse adj. Dealing with matters difficult to be understood.
absurd adj. Inconsistent with reason or common sense.
abundant adj. Plentiful.
abusive adj. Employing harsh words or ill treatment.
abut v. To touch at the end or boundary line.
abyss n. Bottomless gulf.
academic adj. Of or pertaining to an academy, college, or university.
academician n. A member of an academy of literature, art, or science. academy n. Any institution where the higher branches of learning are taught. accede v. To agree.
accelerate v. To move faster.
accept v. To take when offered.
access n. A way of approach or entrance; passage.
accessible adj. Approachable.
accession n. Induction or elevation, as to dignity, office, or government.
accessory n. A person or thing that aids the principal agent.
acclaim v. To utter with a shout.
accommodate v. To furnish something as a kindness or favor.
accompaniment n. A subordinate part or parts, enriching or supporting the leading part.
accompanist n. One who or that which accompanies.
accompany v. To go with, or be associated with, as a companion.
accomplice n. An associate in wrong-doing.
accomplish v. To bring to pass.
accordion n. A portable free-reed musical instrument.
accost v. To speak to.
account n. A record or statement of receipts and expenditures, or of business transactions.
accouter v. To dress.

accredit v. To give credit or authority to.
accumulate v. To become greater in quantity or number.
accuracy n. Exactness.
accurate adj. Conforming exactly to truth or to a standard. accursed adj. Doomed to evil, misery, or misfortune. accusation n. A charge of crime, misdemeanor, or error. accusatory adj. Of, pertaining to, or involving an accusation. accuse v. To charge with wrong doing, misconduct, or error. accustom v. To make familiar by use.
acerbity n. Sourness, with bitterness and astringency.
acetate n. A salt of acetic acid.
acetic adj. Of, pertaining to, or of the nature of vinegar.
ache v. To be in pain or distress.
Achillean adj. Invulnerable. achromatic adj. Colorless, acid n. A sour substance. acidify v. To change into acid.
acknowledge v. To recognize; to admit the genuineness or validity of.
acknowledgment n. Recognition.
acme n. The highest point, or summit.
acoustic adj. Pertaining to the act or sense of hearing.
acquaint v. To make familiar or conversant. acquiesce v. To comply; submit. acquiescence n. Passive consent.
acquire v. To get as one's own.
acquisition n. Anything gained, or made one's own, usually by effort or labor.
acquit v. To free or clear, as from accusation.
acquittal n. A discharge from accusation by judicial action.
acquittance n. Release or discharge from indebtedness, obligation, or responsibility.
acreage n. Quantity or extent of land, especially of cultivated land.
acrid adj. Harshly pungent or bitter.
acrimonious adj. Full of bitterness.
acrimony n. Sharpness or bitterness of speech or temper.
actionable adj. Affording cause for instituting an action, as trespass, slanderous words.
actuality n. Any reality.
actuary n. An officer, as of an insurance company, who calculates and states the risks and premiums.
actuate v. To move or incite to action.
acumen n. Quickness of intellectual insight, or discernment; keenness of discrimination.
acute adj. Having fine and penetrating discernment.
adamant n. Any substance of exceeding hardness or impenetrability.
addendum n. Something added, or to be added.
addle v. To make inefficient or worthless; muddle. adduce v. To bring forward or name for consideration. adhere v. To stick fast or together.
adherence n. Attachment.
adherent adj. Clinging or sticking fast.
adhesion n. The state of being attached or joined.
adieu inter. Good-by; farewell.
adjacency n. The state of being adjacent. adjacent n. That which is near or bordering upon. adjudge v. To award or bestow by formal decision.
adjunct n. Something joined to or connected with another thing, but holding a subordinate place.
adjuration n. A vehement appeal.
adjutant adj. Auxiliary.
administrator n. One who manages affairs of any kind. admissible adj. Having the right or privilege of entry. admittance n. Entrance, or the right or permission to enter. admonish v. To warn of a fault.
admonition n. Gentle reproof.
ado n. unnecessary activity or ceremony.
adoration n. Profound devotion.
adroit adj. Having skill in the use of the bodily or mental powers.
adulterant n. An adulterating substance.
adulterate v. To make impure by the admixture of other or baser ingredients.
adumbrate v. To represent beforehand in outline or by emblem.
advent n. The coming or arrival, as of any important change, event, state, or personage.
adverse adj. Opposing or opposed.
adversity n. Misfortune.
advert v. To refer incidentally.
advertiser n. One who advertises, especially in newspapers.
advisory adj. Not mandatory.
advocacy n. The act of pleading a cause.
advocate n. One who pleads the cause of another, as in a legal or ecclesiastical court.
aerial adj. Of, pertaining to, or like the air.

aeronaut n. One who navigates the air, a balloonist.
aeronautics n. the art or practice of flying aircraft
aerostat n. A balloon or other apparatus floating in or sustained by the air.
aerostatics n. The branch of pneumatics that treats of the equilibrium, pressure, and mechanical properties.
affable adj. Easy to approach.
affect v. To act upon
affectation n. A studied or ostentatious pretense or attempt.
affiliate n. Some auxiliary person or thing.
affirmative adj. Answering yes; to a question at issue.
affix v. To fasten.
affluence n. A profuse or abundant supply of riches.
affront n. An open insult or indignity.
afire adv. & adj. On fire, literally or figuratively.
afoot adv. In progress.
aforesaid adj. Said in a preceding part or before.
afresh adv. Once more, after rest or interval.
afterthought n. A thought that comes later than its appropriate or expected time.
agglomerate v. To pile or heap together.
aggrandize v. To cause to appear greatly.
aggravate v. To make heavier, worse, or more burdensome.
aggravation n. The fact of being made heavier or more heinous, as a crime , offense, misfortune, etc.
aggregate n. The entire number, sum, mass, or quantity of something.
aggress v. To make the first attack. aggression n. An unprovoked attack. aggrieve v. To give grief or sorrow to.
aghast adj. Struck with terror and amazement.
agile adj. Able to move or act quickly, physically, or mentally. agitate v. To move or excite (the feelings or thoughts). agrarian adj. Pertaining to land, especially agricultural land.
aide-de-camp n. An officer who receives and transmits the orders of the general.
ailment n. Slight sickness.
airy adj. Delicate, ethereal.
akin adj. Of similar nature or qualities.
alabaster n. A white or delicately tinted fine-grained gypsum.
alacrity n. Cheerful willingness.
albeit conj. Even though.
albino n. A person with milky white skin and hair, and eyes with bright red pupil and usually pink iris. album n. A book whose leaves are so made to form paper frames for holding photographs or the like. alchemy n. Chemistry of the middle ages, characterized by the pursuit of changing base metals to gold.
alcohol n. A volatile, inflammable, colorless liquid of a penetrating odor and burning taste. alcoholism n. A condition resulting from the inordinate or persistent use of alcoholic beverages. alcove n. A covered recess connected with or at the side of a larger room.
alder n. Any shrub or small tree of the genus Alumnus, of the oak family.
alderman n. A member of a municipal legislative body, who usually exercises also certain judicial functions.
aldermanship n. The dignity, condition, office, or term of office of an alderman.
alias n. An assumed name.
alien n. One who owes allegiance to a foreign government.
alienable adj. Capable of being aliened or alienated, as lands.
alienate v. To cause to turn away.
alienation n. Estrangement.
aliment n. That which nourishes.
alkali n. Anything that will neutralize an acid, as lime, magnesia, etc.
allay v. To calm the violence or reduce the intensity of; mitigate.
allege v. To assert to be true, especially in a formal manner, as in court.
allegory n. The setting forth of a subject under the guise of another subject of aptly suggestive likeness.
alleviate v. To make less burdensome or less hard to bear.
alley n. A narrow street, garden path, walk, or the like.
alliance n. Any combination or union for some common purpose.
allot v. To assign a definite thing or part to a certain person.
allotment n. Portion.
allude v. To refer incidentally, or by suggestion.
allusion n. An indirect and incidental reference to something without definite mention of it.
alluvion n. Flood.
ally n. A person or thing connected with another, usually in some relation of helpfulness.
almanac n. A series of tables giving the days of the week together with certain astronomical information.
aloof adv. Not in sympathy with or desiring to associate with others.
altar n. Any raised place or structure on which sacrifices may be offered or incense burned.
alter v. To make change in.
alteration n. Change or modification.

altercate v. To contend angrily or zealously in words.
alternate n. One chosen to act in place of another, in case of the absence or incapacity of that other. alternative n. Something that may or must exist, be taken or chosen, or done instead of something else.
altitude n. Vertical distance or elevation above any point or base-level, as the sea.
alto n. The lowest or deepest female voice or part.
altruism n. Benevolence to others on subordination to self-interest.
altruist n. One who advocates or practices altruism. amalgam n. An alloy or union of mercury with another metal. amalgamate v. To mix or blend together in a homogeneous body.
amateur adj. Practicing an art or occupation for the love of it, but not as a profession.
amatory adj. Designed to excite love.
ambidextrous adj. Having the ability of using both hands with equal skill or ease.
ambiguous adj. Having a double meaning. ambitious adj. Eagerly desirous and aspiring. ambrosial adj. Divinely sweet, fragrant, or delicious.
ambulance n. A vehicle fitted for conveying the sick and wounded.
ambulate v. To walk about
ambush n. The act or state of lying concealed for the purpose of surprising or attacking the enemy.
ameliorate v. To relieve, as from pain or hardship
amenable adj. Willing and ready to submit.
Americanism n. A peculiar sense in which an English word or phrase is used in the United
States.
amicable adj. Done in a friendly spirit.
amity n. Friendship.
amorous adj. Having a propensity for falling in love.
amorphous adj. Without determinate shape.
amour n. A love-affair, especially one of an illicit nature.
ampere n. The practical unit of electric-current strength.
ampersand n. The character &; and.
amphibious adj. Living both on land and in water.
amphitheater n. An edifice of elliptical shape, constructed about a central open space or arena.
amplitude n. Largeness.
amply adv. Sufficiently.
amputate v. To remove by cutting, as a limb or some portion of the body.
amusement n. Diversion.
anachronism n. Anything occurring or existing out of its proper time.
anagram n. The letters of a word or phrase so transposed as to make a different word or phrase.
analogous adj. Corresponding (to some other) in certain respects, as in form, proportion,
relations.
analogy n. Reasoning in which from certain and known relations or resemblance others are formed.
analyst n. One who analyzes or makes use of the analytical method.
analyze v. To examine minutely or critically.
anarchy n. Absence or utter disregard of government.
anathema n. Anything forbidden, as by social usage.
anatomy n. That branch of morphology which treats of the structure of organisms.
ancestry n. One's ancestors collectively.
anecdote n. A brief account of some interesting event or incident.
anemia n. Deficiency of blood or red corpuscles.
anemic adj. Affected with anemia.
anemometer n. An instrument for measuring the force or velocity of wind.
anesthetic adj. Pertaining to or producing loss of sensation.
anew adv. Once more.
angelic adj. Saintly.
Anglophobia n. Hatred or dread of England or of what is English.
Anglo-Saxon n. The entire English race wherever found, as in Europe, the United States, or India.
angular adj. Sharp-cornered.
anhydrous adj. Withered.
animadversion n. The utterance of criticism or censure.
animadvert v. To pass criticism or censure.
animalcule n. An animal of microscopic smallness.
animate v. To make alive.
animosity n. Hatred.
annalist n. Historian.
annals n. A record of events in their chronological order, year by year.
annex v. To add or affix at the end.
annihilate v. To destroy absolutely.
annotate v. To make explanatory or critical notes on or upon.
annual adj. Occurring every year.
annuity n. An annual allowance, payment, or income.

annunciation n. Proclamation.
anode n. The point where or path by which a voltaic current enters an electrolyte or the like.
anonymous adj. Of unknown authorship.
antagonism n. Mutual opposition or resistance of counteracting forces, principles, or persons.
Antarctic adj. Pertaining to the south pole or the regions near it.
ante v. In the game of poker, to put up a stake before the cards are dealt.
antecede v. To precede.
antecedent n. One who or that which precedes or goes before, as in time, place, rank, order, or causality.
antechamber n. A waiting room for those who seek audience.
antedate v. To assign or affix a date to earlier than the actual one.
antediluvian adj. Of or pertaining to the times, things, events before the great flood in the days of Noah.
antemeridian adj. Before noon.
antemundane adj. Pertaining to time before the world's creation.
antenatal adj. Occurring or existing before birth.
anterior adj. Prior.
anteroom n. A room situated before and opening into another, usually larger. anthology n. A collection of extracts from the writings of various authors. anthracite n. Hard coal.
anthropology n. The science of man in general.
anthropomorphous adj. Having or resembling human form.
antic n. A grotesque, ludicrous, or fantastic action.
Antichrist n. Any opponent or enemy of Christ, whether a person or a power. anticlimax n. A gradual or sudden decrease in the importance or impressiveness of what is said. anticyclone n. An atmospheric condition of high central pressure, with currents flowing outward. antidote n. Anything that will counteract or remove the effects of poison, disease, or the like.
antilogy n. Inconsistency or contradiction in terms or ideas.
antipathize v. To show or feel a feeling of antagonism, aversion, or dislike. antiphon n. A response or alteration of responses, generally musical. antiphony n. An anthem or other composition sung responsively. antipodes n. A place or region on the opposite side of the earth.
antiquary n. One who collects and examines old things, as coins, books, medals, weapons, etc.
antiquate v. To make old or out of date.
antique adj. Pertaining to ancient times.
antiseptic n. Anything that destroys or restrains the growth of putrefactive micro- organisms.
antislavery adj. Opposed to human slavery.
antispasmodic adj. Tending to prevent or relieve non-inflammatory spasmodic affections. antistrophe n. The inversion of terms in successive classes, as in “the home of joy” and “the joy of home”.
antitoxin n. A substance which neutralizes the poisonous products of micro-organisms.
antonym n. A word directly opposed to another in meaning.
anxious adj. Distressed in mind respecting some uncertain matter.
apathy n. Insensibility to emotion or passionate feeling.
aperture n. Hole.
apex n. The highest point, as of a mountain.
aphorism n. Proverb.
apiary n. A place where bees are kept.
apogee n. The climax.
apology n. A disclaimer of intentional error or offense.
apostasy n. A total departure from one's faith or religion.
apostate adj. False.
apostle n. Any messenger commissioned by or as by divine authority. apothecary n. One who keeps drugs for sale and puts up prescriptions. apotheosis n. Deification.
appall v. To fill with dismay or horror.
apparent adj. Easily understood.
apparition n. Ghost.
appease v. To soothe by quieting anger or indignation.
appellate adj. Capable of being appealed to.
appellation n. The name or title by which a particular person, class, or thing is called. append v. To add or attach, as something accessory, subordinate, or supplementary. appertain v. To belong, as by right, fitness, association, classification, possession, or natural relation. apposite adj. Appropriate.
apposition n. The act of placing side by side, together, or in contact.
appraise v. To estimate the money value of.
appreciable adj. Capable of being discerned by the senses or intellect. apprehend v. To make a prisoner of (a person) in the name of the law. apprehensible adj. Capable of being conceived.
approbation n. Sanction.

appropriate adj. Suitable for the purpose and circumstances.
aqueduct n. A water-conduit, particularly one for supplying a community from a distance.
aqueous adj. Of, pertaining to, or containing water.
arbiter n. One chosen or appointed, by mutual consent of parties in dispute, to decide matters.
arbitrary adj. Fixed or done capriciously.
arbitrate v. To act or give judgment as umpire.
arbor n. A tree.
arboreal adj. Of or pertaining to a tree or trees.
arborescent adj. Having the nature of a tree.
arboretum n. A botanical garden or place devoted to the cultivation of trees or shrubs.
arboriculture n. The cultivation of trees or shrubs.
arcade n. A vaulted passageway or street; a roofed passageway having shops, etc., opening from it.
archaic adj. Antiquated
archaism n. Obsolescence.
archangel n. An angel of high rank.
archbishop n. The chief of the bishops of an ecclesiastical province in the Greek, Roman, and Anglican church.
archdeacon n. A high official administrator of the affairs of a diocese.
archaeology n. The branch of anthropology concerned with the systematic investigation of the relics of man.
archetype n. A prototype.
archipelago n. Any large body of water studded with islands, or the islands collectively themselves.
ardent adj. Burning with passion.
ardor n. Intensity of passion or affection.
arid adj. Very dry.
aristocracy n. A hereditary nobility
aristocrat n. A hereditary noble or one nearly connected with nobility.
armada n. A fleet of war-vessels.
armful n. As much as can be held in the arm or arms.
armory n. An arsenal.
aroma n. An agreeable odor.
arraign v. To call into court, as a person indicted for crime, and demand whether he pleads guilty or not.
arrange v. To put in definite or proper order.
arrangement n. The act of putting in proper order, or the state of being put in order.
arrant adj. Notoriously bad.
arrear n. Something overdue and unpaid.
arrival n. A coming to stopping-place or destination.
arrogant adj. Unduly or excessively proud, as of wealth, station, learning, etc.
arrogate v. To take, demand, or claim, especially presumptuously or without reasons or grounds.
Artesian well n. A very deep bored well. water rises due to underground pressure
artful adj. Characterized by craft or cunning.
Arthurian adj. Pertaining to King Arthur, the real or legendary hero of British poetic story.
artifice n. Trickery.
artless adj. Ingenuous. ascendant adj. Dominant. ascension n. The act of rising.
ascent n. A rising, soaring, or climbing.
ascetic adj. Given to severe self-denial and practicing excessive abstinence and devotion.
ascribe v. To assign as a quality or attribute.
asexual adj. Having no distinct sexual organs.
ashen adj. Pale.
askance adv. With a side or indirect glance or meaning.
asperity n. Harshness or roughness of temper.
aspirant n. One who seeks earnestly, as for advancement, honors, place.
aspiration n. An earnest wish for that which is above one's present reach.
aspire v. To have an earnest desire, wish, or longing, as for something high and good, not yet attained.
assailant n. One who attacks.
assassin n. One who kills, or tries to kill, treacherously or secretly.
assassinate v. To kill, as by surprise or secret assault, especially the killing of some eminent person.
assassination n. Murderer, as by secret assault or treachery.
assay n. The chemical analysis or testing of an alloy ore.
assent v. To express agreement with a statement or matter of opinion.
assess v. To determine the amount of (a tax or other sum to be paid).
assessor n. An officer whose duty it is to assess taxes.
assets n. pl. Property in general, regarded as applicable to the payment of debts.
assiduous adj. Diligent.
assignee n. One who is appointed to act for another in the management of certain property and interests.
assimilate v. To adapt.
assonance n. Resemblance or correspondence in sound.

assonant adj. Having resemblance of sound.
assonate v. To accord in sound, especially vowel sound.
assuage v. To cause to be less harsh, violent, or severe, as excitement, appetite, pain, or disease.
astringent adj. Harsh in disposition or character.
astute adj. Keen in discernment.
atheism n. The denial of the existence of God.
athirst adj. Wanting water.
athwart adv. From side to side.
atomizer n. An apparatus for reducing a liquid to a fine spray, as for disinfection, inhalation, etc.
atone v. To make amends for.
atonement n. Amends, reparation, or expiation made from wrong or injury. atrocious adj. Outrageously or wantonly wicked, criminal, vile, or cruel. atrocity n. Great cruelty or reckless wickedness.
attaché n. A subordinate member of a diplomatic embassy.
attest v. To certify as accurate, genuine, or true.
attorney-general n. The chief law-officer of a government.
auburn adj. Reddish-brown, said usually of the hair.
audacious adj. Fearless.
audible adj. Loud enough to be heard.
audition n. The act or sensation of hearing.
auditory adj. Of or pertaining to hearing or the organs or sense of hearing.
augment v. To make bigger.
augur v. To predict.
Augustinian adj. Pertaining to St. Augustine, his doctrines, or the religious orders called after him.
aura n. Pervasive psychic influence supposed to emanate from persons
aural adj. Of or pertaining to the ear.
auricle n. One of the two chambers of the heart which receives the blood from the veins.
auricular adj. Of or pertaining to the ear, its auricle, or the sense of hearing.
auriferous adj. Containing gold.
aurora n. A luminous phenomenon in the upper regions of the atmosphere.
auspice n. favoring, protecting, or propitious influence or guidance.
austere adj. Severely simple; unadorned. autarchy n. Unrestricted power. authentic adj. Of undisputed origin.
authenticity n. The state or quality of being genuine, or of the origin and authorship claimed.
autobiography n. The story of one's life written by himself.
autocracy n. Absolute government.
autocrat n. Any one who claims or wields unrestricted or undisputed authority or influence.
automaton n. Any living being whose actions are or appear to be involuntary or mechanical.
autonomous adj. Self-governing.
autonomy n. Self-government.
autopsy n. The examination of a dead body by dissection to ascertain the cause of death.
autumnal adj. Of or pertaining to autumn.
auxiliary n. One who or that which aids or helps, especially when regarded as subsidiary or accessory.
avalanche n. The fall or sliding of a mass of snow or ice down a mountain-slope, often
bearing with it rock.
avarice n. Passion for getting and keeping riches.
aver v. To assert as a fact.
averse adj. Reluctant.
aversion n. A mental condition of fixed opposition to or dislike of some particular thing.
avert v. To turn away or aside.
aviary n. A spacious cage or enclosure in which live birds are kept.
avidity n. Greediness.
avocation n. Diversion.
avow v. To declare openly.
awaken v. To arouse, as emotion, interest, or the like.
awry adv. & adj. Out of the proper form, direction, or position.
aye adv. An expression of assent.
azalea n. A flowering shrub.
azure n. The color of the sky.
Baconian adj. Of or pertaining to Lord Bacon or his system of philosophy.
bacterium n. A microbe.
badger v. To pester.
baffle v. To foil or frustrate.
bailiff n. An officer of court having custody of prisoners under arraignment.
baize n. A single-colored napped woolen fabric used for table-covers, curtains, etc.
bale n. A large package prepared for transportation or storage.
baleful adj. Malignant.
ballad n. Any popular narrative poem, often with epic subject and usually in lyric form.

balsam n. A medical preparation, aromatic and oily, used for healing.
banal adj. Commonplace.
barcarole n. A boat-song of Venetian gondoliers.
barograph n. An instrument that registers graphically and continuously the atmospheric pressure.
barometer n. An instrument for indicating the atmospheric pressure per unit of surface.
barring prep. Apart from.
baritone adj. Having a register higher than bass and lower than tenor.
bask v. To make warm by genial heat.
bass adj. Low in tone or compass.
baste v. To cover with melted fat, gravy, while cooking.
baton n. An official staff borne either as a weapon or as an emblem of authority or privilege.
battalion n. A body of infantry composed of two or more companies, forming a part of a regiment.
batten n. A narrow strip of wood.
batter n. A thick liquid mixture of two or more materials beaten together, to be used in cookery.
bauble n. A trinket.
bawl v. To proclaim by outcry.
beatify v. To make supremely happy. beatitude n. Any state of great happiness. beau n. An escort or lover.
becalm v. To make quiet.
beck v. To give a signal to, by nod or gesture.
bedaub v. To smear over, as with something oily or sticky.
bedeck v. To cover with ornament.
bedlam n. Madhouse.
befog v. To confuse.
befriend v. To be a friend to, especially when in need.
beget v. To produce by sexual generation. begrudge v. To envy one of the possession of. belate v. To delay past the proper hour.
belay v. To make fast, as a rope, by winding round a cleat.
belie v. To misrepresent.
believe v. To accept as true on the testimony or authority of others.
belittle v. To disparage.
belle n. A woman who is a center of attraction because of her beauty, accomplishments, etc.
bellicose adj. Warlike.
belligerent adj. Manifesting a warlike spirit.
bemoan v. To lament
benediction n. a solemn invocation of the divine blessing.
benefactor n. A doer of kindly and charitable acts.
benefice n. A church office endowed with funds or property for the maintenance of divine service.
beneficent adj. Characterized by charity and kindness.
beneficial adj. Helpful.
beneficiary n. One who is lawfully entitled to the profits and proceeds of an estate or property.
benefit n. Helpful result.
benevolence n. Any act of kindness or well-doing.
benevolent adj. Loving others and actively desirous of their well-being.
benign adj. Good and kind of heart.
benignant adj. Benevolent in feeling, character, or aspect.
benignity n. Kindness of feeling, disposition, or manner.
benison n. Blessing.
bequeath v. To give by will.
bereave v. To make desolate with loneliness and grief.
berth n. A bunk or bed in a vessel, sleeping-car, etc.
beseech v. To implore.
beset v. To attack on all sides.
besmear v. To smear over, as with any oily or sticky substance.
bestial adj. Animal.
bestrew v. To sprinkle or cover with things strewn.
bestride v. To get or sit upon astride, as a horse.
bethink v. To remind oneself.
betide v. To happen to or befall. betimes adv. In good season or time. betroth v. To engage to marry. betrothal n. Engagement to marry.
bevel n. Any inclination of two surfaces other than 90 degrees. bewilder v. To confuse the perceptions or judgment of. bibliomania n. The passion for collecting books.
bibliography n. A list of the words of an author, or the literature bearing on a particular subject.

bibliophile n. One who loves books.
bibulous adj. Fond of drinking.
bide v. To await.
biennial n. A plant that produces leaves and roots the first year and flowers and fruit the second. bier n. A horizontal framework with two handles at each end for carrying a corpse to the grave. bigamist n. One who has two spouses at the same time.
bigamy n. The crime of marrying any other person while having a legal spouse living.
bight n. A slightly receding bay between headlands, formed by a long curve of a coast-line.
bilateral adj. Two-sided.
bilingual adj. Speaking two languages.
biograph n. A bibliographical sketch or notice.
biography n. A written account of one's life, actions, and character.
biology n. The science of life or living organisms.
biped n. An animal having two feet.
birthright n. A privilege or possession into which one is born.
bitterness n. Acridity, as to the taste.
blasé adj. Sated with pleasure.
blaspheme v. To indulge in profane oaths.
blatant adj. Noisily or offensively loud or clamorous.
blaze n. A vivid glowing flame.
blazon v. To make widely or generally known.
bleak adj. Desolate.
blemish n. A mark that mars beauty.
blithe adj. Joyous.
blithesome adj. Cheerful.
blockade n. The shutting up of a town, a frontier, or a line of coast by hostile forces. boatswain n. A subordinate officer of a vessel, who has general charge of the rigging, anchors, etc.
bodice n. A women's ornamental corset-shaped laced waist.
bodily adj. Corporeal.
boisterous adj. Unchecked merriment or animal spirits.
bole n. The trunk or body of a tree.
bolero n. A Spanish dance, illustrative of the passion of love, accompanied by caste nets and singing.
boll n. A round pod or seed-capsule, as a flax or cotton.
bolster v. To support, as something wrong.
bomb n. A hollow projectile containing an explosive material. bombard v. To assail with any missile or with abusive speech. bombardier n. A person who has charge of mortars, bombs, and shells.
bombast n. Inflated or extravagant language, especially on unimportant subjects.
boorish adj. Rude.
bore v. To weary by tediousness or dullness.
borough n. An incorporated village or town.
bosom n. The breast or the upper front of the thorax of a human being, especially of a woman.
botanical adj. Connected with the study or cultivation of plants.
botanize v. To study plant-life.
botany n. The science that treats of plants.
bountiful adj. Showing abundance.
Bowdlerize v. To expurgate in editing (a literary composition) by omitting words or passages.
bowler n. In cricket, the player who delivers the ball.
boycott v. To place the products or merchandise of under a ban.
brae n. Hillside.
braggart n. A vain boaster.
brandish v. To wave, shake, or flourish triumphantly or defiantly, as a sword or spear.
bravado n. An aggressive display of boldness.
bravo interj. Well done.
bray n. A loud harsh sound, as the cry of an ass or the blast of a horn.
braze v. To make of or ornament with brass.
brazier n. An open pan or basin for holding live coals.
breach n. The violation of official duty, lawful right, or a legal obligation.
breaker n. One who trains horses, dogs, etc.
breech n. The buttocks.
brethren n. pl. Members of a brotherhood, gild, profession, association, or the like.
brevity n. Shortness of duration.
bric-a-brac n. Objects of curiosity or for decoration.
bridle n. The head-harness of a horse consisting of a head-stall, a bit, and the reins.
brigade n. A body of troops consisting of two or more regiments.
brigadier n. General officer who commands a brigade, ranking between a colonel and a major-general.
brigand n. One who lives by robbery and plunder.
brimstone n. Sulfur.
brine n. Water saturated with salt.
bristle n. One of the coarse, stiff hairs of swine: used in brush-making, etc.
Britannia n. The United Kingdom of Great Britain.

Briticism n. A word, idiom, or phrase characteristic of Great Britain or the British.
brittle adj. Fragile.
broach v. To mention, for the first time.
broadcast adj. Disseminated far and wide.
brogan n. A coarse, heavy shoe.
brogue n. Any dialectic pronunciation of English, especially that of the Irish people. brokerage n. The business of making sales and purchases for a commission; a broker. bromine n. A dark reddish-brown, non-metallic liquid element with a suffocating odor. bronchitis n. Inflammation of the bronchial tubes.
bronchus n. Either of the two subdivisions of the trachea conveying air into the lungs. brooch n. An article of jewelry fastened by a hinged pin and hook on the underside. brotherhood n. Spiritual or social fellowship or solidarity.
browbeat v. To overwhelm, or attempt to do so, by stern, haughty, or rude address or manner.
brusque adj. Somewhat rough or rude in manner or speech.
buffoon n. A clown.
buffoonery n. Low drollery, coarse jokes, etc. bulbous adj. Of, or pertaining to, or like a bulb. bullock n. An ox.
bulrush n. Any one of various tall rush-like plants growing in damp ground or water.
bulwark n. Anything that gives security or defense.
bumper n. A cup or glass filled to the brim, especially one to be drunk as a toast or health.
bumptious adj. Full of offensive and aggressive self-conceit.
bungle v. To execute clumsily.
buoyancy n. Power or tendency to float on or in a liquid or gas. buoyant adj. Having the power or tendency to float or keep afloat. bureau n. A chest of drawers for clothing, etc.
bureaucracy n. Government by departments of men transacting particular branches of public business.
burgess n. In colonial times, a member of the lower house of the legislature of Maryland or
Virginia.
burgher n. An inhabitant, citizen or freeman of a borough burgh, or corporate town.
burnish v. To make brilliant or shining.
bursar n. A treasurer.
bustle v. To hurry.
butt v. To strike with or as with the head, or horns.
butte n. A conspicuous hill, low mountain, or natural turret, generally isolated.
buttress n. Any support or prop.
by-law n. A rule or law adopted by an association, a corporation, or the like.
cabal n. A number of persons secretly united for effecting by intrigue some private purpose.
cabalism n. Superstitious devotion to one's religion.
cabinet n. The body of men constituting the official advisors of the executive head of a nation.
cacophony n. A disagreeable, harsh, or discordant sound or combination of sounds or tones.
cadaverous adj. Resembling a corpse.
cadence n. Rhythmical or measured flow or movement, as in poetry or the time and pace of marching troops.
cadenza n. An embellishment or flourish, prepared or improvised, for a solo voice or instrument.
caitiff adj. Cowardly.
cajole v. To impose on or dupe by flattering speech.
cajolery n. Delusive speech.
calculable adj. That may be estimated by reckoning.
calculus n. A concretion formed in various parts of the body resembling a pebble in hardness.
callosity n. The state of being hard and insensible.
callow adj. Without experience of the world.
calorie n. Amount of heat needed to raise the temperature of 1 kilogram of water 1 degree centigrade.
calumny n. Slander.
Calvary n. The place where Christ was crucified.
Calvinism n. The system of doctrine taught by John Calvin.
Calvinize v. To teach or imbue with the doctrines of Calvinism.
came n. A leaden sash-bar or grooved strip for fastening panes in stained-glass windows.
cameo n. Any small engraved or carved work in relief.
campaign n. A complete series of connected military operations.
Canaanite n. A member of one of the three tribes that dwelt in the land of Canaan, or western Palestine.
canary adj. Of a bright but delicate yellow.
candid adj. Straightforward.
candor n. The quality of frankness or outspokenness.
canine adj. Characteristic of a dog.
canon n. Any rule or law.
cant v. To talk in a singsong, preaching tone with affected solemnity.
cantata n. A choral composition.

canto n. One of the divisions of an extended poem.
cantonment n. The part of the town or district in which the troops are quartered.
capacious adj. Roomy.
capillary n. A minute vessel having walls composed of a single layer of cells.
capitulate v. To surrender or stipulate terms.
caprice n. A whim.
caption n. A heading, as of a chapter, section, document, etc.
captious adj. Hypercritical.
captivate v. To fascinate, as by excellence. eloquence, or beauty.
carcass n. The dead body of an animal.
cardiac adj. Pertaining to the heart.
cardinal adj. Of prime or special importance.
caret n. A sign (^) placed below a line, indicating where omitted words, etc., should be inserted.
caricature n. a picture or description in which natural characteristics are exaggerated or distorted.
carnage n. Massacre.
carnal adj. Sensual.
carnivorous adj. Eating or living on flesh.
carouse v. To drink deeply and in boisterous or jovial manner.
carrion n. Dead and putrefying flesh.
cartilage n. An elastic animal tissue of firm consistence.
cartridge n. A charge for a firearm, or for blasting. caste n. The division of society on artificial grounds. castigate v. To punish.
casual adj. Accidental, by chance.
casualty n. A fatal or serious accident or disaster.
cataclysm n. Any overwhelming flood of water.
cataract n. Opacity of the lens of the eye resulting in complete or partial blindness.
catastrophe n. Any great and sudden misfortune or calamity.
cathode n. The negative pole or electrode of a galvanic battery.
Catholicism n. The system, doctrine, and practice of the Roman Catholic Church.
catholicity n. Universal prevalence or acceptance.
cat-o-nine-tails n. An instrument consisting of nine pieces of cord, formerly used for flogging in the army and navy.
caucus n. A private meeting of members of a political party to select candidates.
causal adj. Indicating or expressing a cause.
caustic adj. Sarcastic and severe.
cauterize v. To burn or sear as with a heated iron.
cede v. To pass title to.
censor n. An official examiner of manuscripts empowered to prohibit their publication.
censorious adj. Judging severely or harshly.
census n. An official numbering of the people of a country or district. centenary adj. Pertaining to a hundred years or a period of a hundred years. centiliter n. A hundredth of a liter.
centimeter n. A length of one hundredth of a meter.
centurion n. A captain of a company of one hundred infantry in the ancient Roman army.
cereal adj. Pertaining to edible grain or farinaceous seeds. ceremonial adj. Characterized by outward form or ceremony. ceremonious adj. Observant of ritual.
cessation n. Discontinuance, as of action or motion.
cession n. Surrender, as of possessions or rights.
chagrin n. Keen vexation, annoyance, or mortification, as at one's failures or errors.
chameleon adj. Changeable in appearance.
chancery n. A court of equity, as distinguished from a common-law court.
chaos n. Any condition of which the elements or parts are in utter disorder and confusion.
characteristic n. A distinctive feature.
characterize v. To describe by distinctive marks or peculiarities.
charlatan n. A quack.
chasm n. A yawning hollow, as in the earth's surface.
chasten v. To purify by affliction.
chastise v. To subject to punitive measures.
chastity n. Sexual or moral purity.
chateau n. A castle or manor-house. chattel n. Any article of personal property. check v. To hold back.
chiffon n. A very thin gauze used for trimmings, evening dress, etc.
chivalry n. The knightly system of feudal times with its code, usages and practices.
cholera n. An acute epidemic disease.
choleric adj. Easily provoked to anger.
choral adj. Pertaining to, intended for, or performed by a chorus or choir.
Christ n. A title of Jesus
christen v. To name in baptism.
Christendom n. That part of the world where Christianity is generally professed.
chromatic adj. Belonging, relating to, or abounding in color.
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