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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.

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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.

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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 microorganisms. 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.

avidity n. or propitious influence or guidance. To smear over. or disease. bellicose adj. bibliomania n. Good and kind of heart. autumnal adj. bethink v. or the like. Any popular narrative poem. beau n. A list of the words of an author. The state or quality of being genuine. as for disinfection. The passion for collecting books. curtains. or aspect. often bearing with it rock. To make quiet. befog v. An apparatus for reducing a liquid to a fine spray. atone v. One who is lawfully entitled to the profits and proceeds of an estate or property. bawl v. To get or sit upon astride. One of the two chambers of the heart which receives the blood from the veins. as a rope. beck v. Wanting water. audition n. . To make supremely happy. autopsy n. believe v. auspice n. A subordinate member of a diplomatic embassy. Augustine. A woman who is a center of attraction because of her beauty. A doer of kindly and charitable acts. ballad n. benevolent adj. The chief law-officer of a government. autocracy n. bass adj. interest. Augustinian adj. betroth v. or of the origin and authorship claimed. athwart adv. forming a part of a regiment. austere adj. baste v. To accord in sound. awry adv. A medical preparation. avalanche n. To make warm by genial heat. bedlam n. belay v. or expiation made from wrong or injury. disposition. aye adv. The fall or sliding of a mass of snow or ice down a mountain-slope. pain. by nod or gesture. authenticity n. A luminous phenomenon in the upper regions of the atmosphere.com assonant adj. beneficial adj. berth n. avow v. or manner. To misrepresent. baleful adj. belie v. bask v. To delay past the proper hour. beatify v. Kindness of feeling. barograph n. as excitement. as with any oily or sticky substance. said usually of the hair. bestrew v. assuage v. The examination of a dead body by dissection to ascertain the cause of death. especially when in need. its auricle. a solemn invocation of the divine blessing. Any state of great happiness. Self-government. Loud enough to be heard. To assert as a fact. inhalation. In good season or time. barometer n. Greediness. To make desolate with loneliness and grief. benefit n. criminal. A church office endowed with funds or property for the maintenance of divine service. The denial of the existence of God. Of or pertaining to autumn. betrothal n. autocrat n. To declare openly. autonomous adj. To engage to marry. baritone adj. auricle n. To remind oneself. Outrageously or wantonly wicked. violent. baffle v. often with epic subject and usually in lyric form. belle n. Of or pertaining to the ear. barcarole n. attorney-general n. auburn adj. A mental condition of fixed opposition to or dislike of some particular thing. benignity n. etc. benignant adj. To make bigger. while cooking. befriend v. attest v. A flowering shrub. especially vowel sound. banal adj. FreeVocabulary. bemoan v. bewilder v. audacious adj. beneficiary n. beset v. avocation n. autobiography n. protecting. The act or sensation of hearing. Baconian adj. or the religious orders called after him. Unrestricted power. Of or pertaining to hearing or the organs or sense of hearing. athirst adj. awaken v. aura n. atrocious adj. bedaub v. astute adj. To happen to or befall. benign adj. To attack on all sides. Engagement to marry. vile. badger v. aurora n. or severe. Out of the proper form. A microbe. accomplishments. To be a friend to. as emotion. An official staff borne either as a weapon or as an emblem of authority or privilege. Amends. A narrow strip of wood. barring prep. bauble n. To proclaim by outcry. atomizer n. batten n. An instrument for indicating the atmospheric pressure per unit of surface. Madhouse. Characterized by charity and kindness. A trinket. baton n. used for healing. An instrument that registers graphically and continuously the atmospheric pressure. Self-governing. especially when regarded as subsidiary or accessory. benison n. character. To confuse the perceptions or judgment of. To give a signal to. Absolute government. Any living being whose actions are or appear to be involuntary or mechanical. Commonplace. Malignant. as with something oily or sticky. A large package prepared for transportation or storage. gravy. begrudge v. To sprinkle or cover with things strewn. balsam n. azure n.5000 Collegiate Words with Brief Definitions – Amass an Ivy League Vocabulary! EASY 7-CD Edition: All you have to do is listen 15 minutes a day for 4 weeks to absorb 5000 words. To smear over. Any one who claims or wields unrestricted or undisputed authority or influence. augment v. To accept as true on the testimony or authority of others. Of or pertaining to the ear. audible adj. belate v. or true. Having a register higher than bass and lower than tenor. bacterium n. To certify as accurate. aromatic and oily. To make fast. etc. aviary n. his doctrines. The color of the sky. unadorned. beatitude n. favoring. Helpful. benefactor n. Benevolent in feeling. To cover with melted fat. avert v. sleeping-car. authentic adj. Apart from. An expression of assent. direction. becalm v. augur v. autarchy n. Loving others and actively desirous of their well-being. genuine. auricular adj. A body of infantry composed of two or more companies. Blessing. averse adj. Reddish-brown. bedeck v. From side to side. or position. Any act of kindness or well-doing. To lament benediction n. Pervasive psychic influence supposed to emanate from persons aural adj. Harsh in disposition or character. Great cruelty or reckless wickedness. or the literature bearing on a particular subject. To pester. A boat-song of Venetian gondoliers. etc. To envy one of the possession of. baize n. beseech v. Reluctant. bereave v. beget v. besmear v. To produce by sexual generation. aver v. + FREE Memory Course. To cover with ornament. appetite. aversion n. assonate v. astringent adj. automaton n. bestial adj. Diversion. A spacious cage or enclosure in which live birds are kept. bequeath v. Animal. & adj. auriferous adj. The story of one's life written by himself. Manifesting a warlike spirit. reparation. To disparage. atonement n. bevel n. bestride v. To turn away or aside. auditory adj. atrocity n. Containing gold. To arouse. Any inclination of two surfaces other than 90 degrees. benefice n. Having resemblance of sound. atheism n. as a horse. betide v. A thick liquid mixture of two or more materials beaten together. bale n. beneficent adj. bibliography n. An officer of court having custody of prisoners under arraignment. Keen in discernment. to be used in cookery. auxiliary n. by winding round a cleat. attaché n. To cause to be less harsh. batter n. avarice n. Of or pertaining to Lord Bacon or his system of philosophy. azalea n. Pertaining to St. belligerent adj. A single-colored napped woolen fabric used for table-covers. To foil or frustrate. Severely simple. bailiff n. Warlike. To implore. belittle v. An escort or lover. or cruel. One who or that which aids or helps. etc. betimes adv. Of undisputed origin. A bunk or bed in a vessel. Helpful result. Low in tone or compass. benevolence n. To make amends for. Fearless. To predict. To give by will. or the sense of hearing. battalion n. autonomy n. To confuse. Passion for getting and keeping riches.

A person who has charge of mortars. The violation of official duty. A concretion formed in various parts of the body resembling a pebble in hardness. To expurgate in editing (a literary composition) by omitting words or passages. Disseminated far and wide. A horizontal framework with two handles at each end for carrying a corpse to the grave. boisterous adj. A member of one of the three tribes that dwelt in the land of Canaan. A vivid glowing flame. General officer who commands a brigade. cadaverous adj. bristle n. brittle adj. bilateral adj. A number of persons secretly united for effecting by intrigue some private purpose. brae n. or western Palestine. bilingual adj. To weary by tediousness or dullness. The quality of frankness or outspokenness. Of a bright but delicate yellow. A chest of drawers for clothing. calumny n. bibulous adj. callow adj. calorie n. A choral composition. The state of being hard and insensible. Any rule or law. browbeat v. breech n. by stern. or like a bulb. To hurry. boorish adj. biennial n. botanical adj. Cowardly. as to the taste. by-law n. Corporeal. broadcast adj. bigamist n. Fond of drinking. or attempt to do so. low mountain. bitterness n. Sated with pleasure. Power or tendency to float on or in a liquid or gas.com bibliophile n. or discordant sound or combination of sounds or tones. Shortness of duration. shake. A cup or glass filled to the brim. Britannia n. brazier n. The business of making sales and purchases for a commission. blaspheme v. Characteristic of a dog. biography n. candor n. or a line of coast by hostile forces. bureau n. brotherhood n. Slander. etc. A disagreeable. Of. An embellishment or flourish. callosity n. bore v. bosom n. bronchitis n. To make widely or generally known. calculus n. Calvary n. heavy shoe. cant v. or the like. Any one of various tall rush-like plants growing in damp ground or water. cabal n. bombard v. caitiff adj. brigade n. The science of life or living organisms. cacophony n. Bowdlerize v. came n. boll n. cadenza n. That may be estimated by reckoning. bier n. brokerage n. Noisily or offensively loud or clamorous. etc. brusque adj. bullock n. or a legal obligation. An aggressive display of boldness. Resembling a corpse. In cricket. Somewhat rough or rude in manner or speech. broach v. Briticism n. To overwhelm. as a sword or spear. brandish v. buffoon n. as a flax or cotton. A treasurer. A loud harsh sound. a broker. Full of offensive and aggressive self-conceit. buffoonery n. candid adj. A dark reddish-brown. bustle v. cameo n. bric-a-brac n. especially of a woman. Rhythmical or measured flow or movement. or horns. dogs. bromine n. To assail with any missile or with abusive speech. Any dialectic pronunciation of English. bulrush n. An inhabitant. Either of the two subdivisions of the trachea conveying air into the lungs. bigamy n. The United Kingdom of Great Britain. One of the coarse. Spiritual or social fellowship or solidarity. A slightly receding bay between headlands. bravado n. buoyant adj. The head-harness of a horse consisting of a head-stall. bountiful adj. breach n. blasé adj. bravo interj. stiff hairs of swine: used in brush-making. or the like. blatant adj. To talk in a singsong. Members of a brotherhood. A mark that mars beauty. A coarse. A Spanish dance. boycott v. association. Joyous. bight n. brogan n. burgess n. buoyancy n. as in poetry or the time and pace of marching troops. Anything that gives security or defense. Calvinism n. bulwark n. blithesome adj. pl. braze v. cadence n. A body of troops consisting of two or more regiments. brogue n. bole n. etc. To await. Superstitious devotion to one's religion. To impose on or dupe by flattering speech. To make of or ornament with brass. for the first time. butt v. canon n. brine n. A round pod or seed-capsule. In colonial times. botanize v. Low drollery. To teach or imbue with the doctrines of Calvinism. Inflated or extravagant language. biology n. . lawful right. To make brilliant or shining. The breast or the upper front of the thorax of a human being. brooch n. brimstone n. botany n. A plant that produces leaves and roots the first year and flowers and fruit the second. Connected with the study or cultivation of plants. To mention. prepared or improvised. buttress n. or phrase characteristic of Great Britain or the British. breaker n. for a solo voice or instrument. calculable adj. A leaden sash-bar or grooved strip for fastening panes in stained-glass windows. bumper n. A complete series of connected military operations. A privilege or possession into which one is born. bursar n. borough n. illustrative of the passion of love. One who trains horses. especially on unimportant subjects. bureaucracy n. gild. A rule or law adopted by an association. The science that treats of plants. Any support or prop. brethren n. preaching tone with affected solemnity. An ox. cajolery n. canary adj. Unchecked merriment or animal spirits. citizen or freeman of a borough burgh. Two-sided. formed by a long curve of a coast-line. butte n. Without experience of the world. The system of doctrine taught by John Calvin. An article of jewelry fastened by a hinged pin and hook on the underside. Any small engraved or carved work in relief. An incorporated village or town. blockade n. A conspicuous hill. Hillside. boatswain n. To strike with or as with the head. Well done. biped n. blithe adj. To support. a member of the lower house of the legislature of Maryland or Virginia. burgher n. harsh. and shells. Amount of heat needed to raise the temperature of 1 kilogram of water 1 degree centigrade. Fragile. blemish n. bumptious adj. as the cry of an ass or the blast of a horn. especially one to be drunk as a toast or health. To execute clumsily. or flourish triumphantly or defiantly. bleak adj. or rude address or manner. as something wrong. non-metallic liquid element with a suffocating odor. haughty. The body of men constituting the official advisors of the executive head of a nation. bowler n. One who has two spouses at the same time. a bit. bridle n. The place where Christ was crucified. and the reins. bombardier n. A clown. biograph n. Water saturated with salt. campaign n. idiom. A women's ornamental corset-shaped laced waist. FreeVocabulary. Having the power or tendency to float or keep afloat. generally isolated. bombs. Cheerful. birthright n.5000 Collegiate Words with Brief Definitions – Amass an Ivy League Vocabulary! EASY 7-CD Edition: All you have to do is listen 15 minutes a day for 4 weeks to absorb 5000 words. accompanied by caste nets and singing. bolero n. or pertaining to. brigadier n. To study plant-life. To indulge in profane oaths. + FREE Memory Course. bungle v. or natural turret. The crime of marrying any other person while having a legal spouse living. cabinet n. Acridity. Rude. bronchus n. bodily adj. coarse jokes. a corporation. bulbous adj. Inflammation of the bronchial tubes. blazon v. bray n. The trunk or body of a tree. Canaanite n. etc. A written account of one's life. actions. An open pan or basin for holding live coals. Delusive speech. braggart n. the player who delivers the ball. One who lives by robbery and plunder. cantata n. An animal having two feet. A word. blaze n. cabalism n. who has general charge of the rigging. To place the products or merchandise of under a ban. burnish v. A subordinate officer of a vessel. bide v. a frontier. bolster v. brigand n. cajole v. etc. Objects of curiosity or for decoration. and character. bomb n. profession. brevity n. Calvinize v. canine adj. Desolate. The shutting up of a town. Straightforward. Government by departments of men transacting particular branches of public business. To wave. bodice n. or corporate town. A vain boaster. Showing abundance. Speaking two languages. especially that of the Irish people. A bibliographical sketch or notice. A hollow projectile containing an explosive material. anchors. One who loves books. The buttocks. bombast n. ranking between a colonel and a major-general. Sulfur.

The dead body of an animal. cessation n. To labor or cooperate with another or others. Easily provoked to anger. The part of the town or district in which the troops are quartered. coalescence n. caprice n. cohere v. Sensual. Compassionate. An instrument consisting of nine pieces of cord. clemency n. or the like. carouse v. Christ n. carnivorous adj. Serving or tending to force. A portable timekeeper of the highest attainable precision. clairvoyance n. A charge for a firearm. A heading. choleric adj. One who makes a collection. Clanking or a ringing. citadel n. chagrin n. collapse v. The negative pole or electrode of a galvanic battery. To correspond. or by a ferment. clumsy adj. indicating where omitted words. catastrophe n. caste n. evening dress.. clearance n. as of right. censor n. annoyance. or sum. cataract n. Pertaining to edible grain or farinaceous seeds. chameleon adj. clamorous adj. books. cite v. To drink deeply and in boisterous or jovial manner. chronometer n. To serve as a remembrance of. Producing coagulation. A yawning hollow. Sarcastic and severe. Pertaining to the heart. cohesive adj. circumlocution n. A supplement adding to. coagulant adj. clandestine adj. Forcible constraint or restraint. An official examiner of manuscripts empowered to prohibit their publication. Any great and sudden misfortune or calamity. The act or process of coming together so as to form one body. cede v. clangor n. Pertaining to a hundred years or a period of a hundred years. circumspect adj. An official numbering of the people of a country or district. check v. Any strikingly great person or object. cauterize v. To pass title to. commentary n. To describe by distinctive marks or peculiarities. A distinctive feature. clarion n. codicil n. coddle v. Characterized by outward form or ceremony. Pertaining to. Surreptitious. cataclysm n. collector n. The boundary-line of a circle. The department of an army charged with the provision of its food and water and daily needs. cartridge n. collapsible adj. census n. circumnavigate v. caption n. chains. etc. cohesion n. centenary adj. The knightly system of feudal times with its code. To change into a clot or a jelly. To render intelligible. and differences. coerce v. catholicity n. A length of one hundredth of a meter. or product. A title of Jesus christen v. To sail quite around. and practice of the Roman Catholic Church. classify v. coincident adj. A circumstance so agreeing with another: often implying accident. Taking place at the same time. carnal adj.5000 Collegiate Words with Brief Definitions – Amass an Ivy League Vocabulary! EASY 7-CD Edition: All you have to do is listen 15 minutes a day for 4 weeks to absorb 5000 words. should be inserted. commissariat n. claimant n. clothier n. or for blasting. cipher v. centiliter n. colloquial adj. or beauty. capacious adj. (also a noun meaning zero or nothing) circulate v. . An associate in professional employment. Discontinuance. or bells. Eating or living on flesh. moral or physical. caricature n. as in the earth's surface. choral adj. To refer to specifically. causal adj. To force. To punish. cardinal adj. commission v. eloquence. The division of society on artificial grounds. coercive adj. collusion n. coercion n. collective adj.com canto n. Sexual or moral purity. A secret agreement for a wrongful purpose. collier n. coincidence n. A captain of a company of one hundred infantry in the ancient Roman army. especially in literary or scientific pursuits. caret n. Surrender. To meet and strike violently. cartilage n. Catholicism n. commingle v. Having the sails set for sailing as close to the wind as possible. charlatan n. doctrine. To calculate arithmetically. One who makes or sells cloth or clothing. chromatic adj. capitulate v. as of arms. A very thin gauze used for trimmings. carrion n. A hundredth of a liter. Keen vexation. casualty n. caucus n. Form of speech used only or chiefly in conversation. Belonging. Judging severely or harshly. a picture or description in which natural characteristics are exaggerated or distorted. A tribe. The science that treats of computation of time or of investigation and arrangement of events. That may or can collapse. coincide v. Urgent in complaint or demand. Combination in a body or mass. To purify by affliction. A minute vessel having walls composed of a single layer of cells. To name in baptism. captious adj. collaborate v. casual adj. chiffon n. ceremonial adj. characteristic n. An elastic animal tissue of firm consistence. Mercy. or explaining in the body of a will. cognizant adj. To cause to shrink. as of possessions or rights. Violent contact. Massacre. A private meeting of members of a political party to select candidates. cardiac adj. close-hauled adj. Of prime or special importance. cantonment n. as distinguished from a common-law court. etc. A quack. Any article of personal property. by chemical action. One who works in a coal-mine. To burn or sear as with a heated iron. A certificate from the proper authorities that a vessel has complied with the law and may sail. Taking notice. colloquialism n. The act or process of entrusting or consigning for safe-keeping. chasten v. To fascinate. comical adj. An acute epidemic disease. carnage n. Intuitive sagacity or perception. as by excellence. as of objects of art. commemorate v. coalition n. cat-o-nine-tails n. Indirect or roundabout expression. To blend. as of action or motion. To confine within bounds. ceremonious adj. One of the divisions of an extended poem. A series of illustrative or explanatory notes on any important work. colleague n. characterize v. censorious adj. Any condition of which the elements or parts are in utter disorder and confusion. To stick together. The system. Awkward of movement. To surrender or stipulate terms. Opacity of the lens of the eye resulting in complete or partial blindness. cogent adj. Having the property of consistency. cognate adj. colloquy n. To hold back. cholera n. Consistency. Any overwhelming flood of water. A castle or manor-house. chivalry n. Observant of ritual. Dead and putrefying flesh. or mortification. chasm n. To disseminate. Consisting of a number of persons or objects considered as gathered into a mass. Roomy. Fit to be eaten. + FREE Memory Course. To treat as a baby or an invalid. Akin. caustic adj. To empower. or careful consideration. section. caution. A small shrill trumpet or bugle. To subject to punitive measures. or performed by a chorus or choir. A college student. chattel n. chateau n. centimeter n. as at one's failures or errors. formerly used for flogging in the army and navy. etc. Changeable in appearance. Showing watchfulness. or fail. A court of equity. chastise v. carcass n. coagulate v. A sign (^) placed below a line. Any strong fortress. cereal adj. collide v. clement adj. fall in. cession n. Conversation. Appealing strongly to the reason or conscience. chronology n. circumscribe v. FreeVocabulary. capillary n. as of a chapter. To arrange in a class or classes on the basis of observed resemblance. comestible adj. Handsome. intended for. by chance. cathode n. or abounding in color. Christendom n. collision n. Funny. commitment n. clarify v. colossus n. Indicating or expressing a cause. as by heat. comely adj. collegian n. chancery n. captivate v. revoking. chastity n. usages and practices. Universal prevalence or acceptance. centurion n. relating to. castigate v. document. clamor. chaos n. clan n. circumference n. Hypercritical. That part of the world where Christianity is generally professed. combination. A fatal or serious accident or disaster. Accidental. One who makes a claim or demand. Pertaining or peculiar to common speech as distinguished from literary. A whim.

A constituent element or part. in place of. To comfort. Aware that one lives. Self-flattering opinion. complaisance n. Harmony. A person with whom another confers. console v. conservative adj. compression n. consul n. Tendency to adhere to the existing order of things. or claim. One who exerts oneself in opposition or rivalry. concerto n. or the like. To bring to completion. A companion or associate. compress v. as by burning. conciliate v. The communication of disease from person to person. consolidate v. The state of being joined together. To obtain the friendship of. occurring. mental image or thought of. Being in agreement or harmony with. Expression of sympathy with a person in pain. complement v. Worthy of scorn or disdain. To entrust. conjugation n. Tending to reconcile. To form an idea. commotion n. . contagious adj. confidant n. component n. Capable of being conducted or transmitted. confluent n. contender n. comprise v. Harmonious. complication n. competent adj. or passageway for a fluid. difficult. signify. A rival. Correspondence in form. condescend v. conflagration n. consonant adj. marital rights. eating. or married persons. To ascertain by mathematical calculation. consternation n. as of many buildings. One who entrusts. comprehensible adj. competence n.5000 Collegiate Words with Brief Definitions – Amass an Ivy League Vocabulary! EASY 7-CD Edition: All you have to do is listen 15 minutes a day for 4 weeks to absorb 5000 words. contiguity n. complacence n. conscience n. especially in a perplexing manner. compact. consumptive adj. Agreement. constrict v. continence n. conformation n. congest v. compressible adj. A collective unanimous opinion of a number of persons. confide v. conspirator n. contemptible adj. manner. Clearly visible. To be in collusion. To bring together into a crowd. One who has the right to vote at an election. chiefly to represent his country. conceive v. An officer appointed to reside in a foreign city. comprehension n. pipe. constellation n. concussion n. conciliatory adj. compulsion n. To abridge. The state or feeling of trust in or reliance upon another. consonance n. To plot. especially one with thorough knowledge and sound judgment of art. Pleased or satisfied with oneself. A means for conducting something. consumption n. conformity n. contemporaneous adj. and passion. wearing out. consulate n. Living. composure n. Harmony. fact. conferee n. Having kindred character or tastes. contagion n. A person to whom goods or other property has been entrusted. The act or process of making dense or denser. To make complete. comprehensive adj. or result of committing. feels. constituent n. competitor n. consummate v. competitive adj. confluence n. To agree. etc. A musical composition.. To mean. conjugal adj. To address or gratify with expressions of delicate praise. Fit to be compared. To encounter. conspire v. An intermingling or combination of things or parts. To come down voluntarily to equal terms with inferiors. consanguineous adj. FreeVocabulary. To collect into a mass. comparison n. Calmness. Restriction within limits or boundaries. A violent shock to some organ by a fall or a sudden blow. A stream that unites with another. Living or existing at the same time. or use. concurrence n. conscript v. The act. condense v. or existing at the same time. comparable adj. consort n. To bind. Constraint. To consider thoughtfully. A guess. congenial adj. compensate v. Participation or partnership. compunction n. as for mutual aid. complicate v. conductible adj. consistency n. confessor n. Proximity. conjunction n. The place where streams meet. contemporary adj. Cone-bearing trees. The place in which a consul transacts official business. conservatism n. a forest. A great fire. One who is united with others in a league. Touching or joining at the edge or boundary. connive v. conspicuous adj. conformance n. The act or state or conforming. compliment v. contemplate v. compute v. Coercion. conscious adj. congregate v. condolence n. or the state of being commodity n. To force into military service. congeal v. confinement n. petition. To bring about. The state or quality of being in accord with. conclusive adj. Complicated. To set apart as sacred. Remorseful feeling. or by using up. comport v. compulsory adj. characterized by rivalry. conduit n. One who agrees with others to cooperate in accomplishing some unlawful purpose. To appropriate (private property) as forfeited to the public use or treasury. consecutive adj. Yielding. General structure. confectionery n. To combine into one body or system. A state of permanence. complacent adj. To consist of. as in wrong-doing or with a wrong-doer. conjoin v. as candy. or admitted in response to a demand. Adhering to the existing order of things. concede v. + FREE Memory Course. complaisant adj. contiguous adj. Intelligible. An officer whose duty is to maintain the peace. Designed for gradual destruction. Following in uninterrupted succession. connote v. Pertaining to marriage. conceit n. or misfortune. concordance n. as difficulties or obstacles. Disdainful. Contributing to an end. An institution for instruction and training in music and declamation.com committal n. conformable adj. compliant adj. concur v. To bestow. appetites. Relative. Self-restraint with respect to desires. Ability to know. etc. Gradual destruction. Transmitting disease. To make complex. particularly a tube. Large in scope or content. Politeness. especially something less severe. condensation n. To reveal in trust or confidence. To remunerate. conscientious adj. conduce v. Satisfaction with one's acts or surroundings. An arbitrary assemblage or group of stars. Examination of two or more objects with reference to their likeness or unlikeness. Joined together in pairs. One to whom secrets are entrusted. or the things so joined. confer v. or outline. A number of states or persons in compact or league with each other. complicity n. To unite. Anything granted or yielded. conservatory n. coniferous adj. contaminate v. Pertaining to marriage or matrimony. To overcome by force. confident adj. consensus n. To press together or into smaller space. comparative adj. To surrender. Something that is bought and sold. Occurring or acting together. Governed by moral standard. conquer v. confederacy n. consignor n. To put something. Panic. The faculty in man by which he distinguishes between right and wrong in character and conduct. To pollute. connubial adj. concession n. concord n. confront v. The inhabitants or voters in a district represented in a legislative body. A spiritual advisor. Capable of being pressed into smaller compass. consign v. conjugate adj. Forced. commute v. constituency n. constable n. Agreeable. conducive adj. form. complex adj. consignee n. concurrent adj. Assured. Adequate qualification or capacity. contemptuous adj. Sufficient to convince or decide. Qualified. To conduct or behave (oneself). confederate n. confidence n. or agreement. connoisseur n. A disturbance or violent agitation. A critical judge of art. Descended from the same parent or ancestor. The state or condition of being joined together. The candy collectively that a confectioner makes or sells. consecrate v. conjecture n. or hard to deal with. as by force or authority. confiscate v. To coagulate. sorrow. and thinks.

Concise. crass adj. corrosive n. Open to bribery. compressed. cursive adj. Coarse or thick in nature or structure. A placing opposite. courser n. FreeVocabulary. vigorously prosecuted. crabs. The science that describes the universe. in behalf of an idea or principle. or development. A standard by which to determine the correctness of a judgment or conclusion. A house or office used for transacting business. crevasse n. contusion n. culprit n. Recovering health after sickness. creed n. convalescence n. contumacy n. Anything written in characters that are secret or so arranged as to have hidden meaning. and abrupt in act or expression. A proposition following so obviously from another that it requires little demonstration. convex adj. . correlative adj. coquette n. The general science of the universe. cycloid adj. perfect in order and arrangement. convalesce v. corpulent adj. critique n. canal. either with or without the breaking of the skin. Having a crust-like shell. corporal adj. contrite adj. criterion n. cynosure n. etc. To manage or carry through by some device or scheme. corrode v. A criticism or critical review. courageous adj. The world or universe considered as a system. or adapting something to or for a special purpose. contradictory adj. Politeness originating in kindness and exercised habitually. A rugged. corroborate v. cosmopolitan adj. devising. A cosmopolitan character. Common to all the world. cupidity n. continuation n. copious adj. Pertaining to a division of arthropods. counteract v. Belonging or relating to the body as opposed to the mind. time. Belonging to a corporation. corruptible adj. contravene v. An ornamental molding running round the walls of a room close to the ceiling. operation. corrigible adj. Brave. A downward movement of the body by bending the knees. convergent adj. The act of giving for a common purpose. as of time or place. Line of motion or direction. contort v. in common with others. including astronomy. as proof or conviction. contrive v. convulse v. extended. correspondence. cower v. Belief. curator n. cosmos n. curio n. cygnet n. counting-house n. cosmogony n. counterpart n. crustaceous adj. A young swan. One who steers a rowboat. curt adj. To bruise by a blow. The skull of an animal. Gradual decay by crumbling or surface disintegration. cursory adj. Something taken with another for the completion of either. corporate adj. Inferior crown denoting. Any concerted movement. crag n. cryptogram n. daring adj. corruption n. countercharge v. course n. Resembling or containing cream. contraband n. controller n. convenience n. A cross-demand alleged by a defendant in his favor against the plaintiff. cosmopolitanism n. rocky projection on a cliff or ledge. contingent adj. A violent and abnormal muscular contraction of the body. curtail v. crystallize v. geography. Of or pertaining to cooking or the kitchen. cornice n. Earthenware made from baked clay. convulsion n. countryman n. containing lobsters. To put in some relation of connection or correspondence. curtsy n. covey n. To cut off or cut short. Believable. as between two contiguous surfaces. To ruin or destroy little by little. creak n. Writing in which the letters are joined together. corps n. convalescent adj. contuse v. coxswain n. conversant adj. corpse n. creamy adj. squeaking sound. or from one form to another. Permanence. A flock of quails or partridges. To move with a circling or winding motion. Pertaining to the universe. A fleet and spirited horse. culvert n. etc. corollary n. cosmography n. Prolongation. convivial adj. A deep crack or fissure in the ice of a glacier. convertible adj. culpable adj. converge v. A bruise. To recover after a sickness. A flirt. conveyance n. Not predictable. for a common purpose. crucible n. especially the complexion. Uninterrupted connection in space. corpuscle n. cull v. convene v. To summon or cause to assemble. + FREE Memory Course. crustacean adj. To act in opposition to. To twist into a misshapen form. To exercise a directing. or to good-fellowship in eating or drinking. contumacious adj. and geology. credible adj. Tending to one point. To accuse in return. contrivance n. cudgel n. The state of progressive restoration to health and strength after the cessation of disease. Avarice. contraposition n. corporeal adj. An agreement entered into by two or more persons or parties. crevice n. conversion n. That which causes gradual decay by crumbling or surface disintegration. crematory adj. To prevent or obstruct the operation of. as opposed to thin or fine. cynicism n. That by which anything is transported. counter-claim n. Rapid and superficial. A rustic. Plenteous. control v. The assertion of the opposite of that which has been said. A short thick stick used as a club. Loss of purity or integrity. Pertaining to the art of beautifying. Exhibiting moral skepticism. A small fissure. covenant n. Broken in spirit because of a sense of sin. as through fear or shame. Of a material nature. A doctrine of creation or of the origin of the universe. Capable of being remedied or corrected. A protecting force accompanying property in course of transportation. The act planning. physical. convoy n. A trying and purifying test or agency. contribution n. various degrees of noble rank less than sovereign. A number or body of persons in some way associated or acting together. cranium n. Easily deceived. Curving like the segment of the globe or of the surface of a circle. Confirmation. Brave. credulous adj. covert adj. continuity n. The act or ceremony of crowning a monarch. according to its form. inventing. A place for cremating dead bodies. courtesy n. creamery n. curable adj. cosmetic adj. Change from one state or position to another. To bring together or give fixed shape to. symbolizing peace and prosperity. A formal summary of fundamental points of religious belief. harsh. convolve v. bookkeeping. A person having charge as of a library or museum. correlate v. coronation n. Rebellious. A winding motion. A piece of bric-a-brac. To oppose with an equal force. cosmology n. cornucopia n. corrosion n. Guilty. corroboration n. Possibility of happening. contributor n. A minute particle of matter. counterbalance v. A dead body. Fitness. crawfish. One who or that which regulates or directs. Mutually involving or implying one another. credence n. A guilty person. Devoted to feasting. To strengthen. countervail v. To cause spasms in.com contingency n. One who gives or furnishes. continuance n. Connected. To crouch down tremblingly. A vehement desire. Like a circle. Made to resemble something else. contradiction n. To offset. crusade n. Inconsistent with itself. especially for an evil purpose. That to which general interest or attention is directed. culinary adj. Contempt for the opinions of others and of what others value. A sharp. Capable of reformation. To pick or sort out from the rest. To cause to incline and approach nearer together. continuous adj. The horn of plenty.5000 Collegiate Words with Brief Definitions – Amass an Ivy League Vocabulary! EASY 7-CD Edition: All you have to do is listen 15 minutes a day for 4 weeks to absorb 5000 words. especially that part enclosing the brain. craving n. cosmic adj. or prolonged without separation or interruption of sequence. cynical adj. Trade forbidden by law or treaty. coronet n. convolution n. Interchangeable. Concealed. Obese. or one who has charge of a ship's boat and its crew under an officer. restraining. Any artificial covered channel for the passage of water through a bank or under a road. counterfeit adj. or governing influence over. A butter-making establishment. crockery n. Contemptuous disregard of the requirements of rightful authority. Thoroughly informed.

Like a tree. To slander. A falling of the spirits. deduce v. decorate v. derision n. denizen n. To represent by sketch or diagram. derisible adj. A body of Christians united by a common faith and form of worship and discipline. Delight. deflect v. To derive or draw as a conclusion by reasoning from given premises or principles. demise n. deride v. Testimony legally taken on interrogatories and reduced to writing. deform v. decapod adj. dauntless adj.or desirable. as by old age or some chronic infirmity. as something hardly legible. demonstrative adj. deceive v. A lowering in value or an underrating in worth. demonstrate v. deist n. To annihilate. To mar or disfigure the face or external surface of. denominate v. A mark for failure or bad conduct. To mislead the mind or judgment of. default n. as of strength or magnitude. dejection n. etc. deposition n. delectation n. To dishearten. To overwhelm with a flood of water. To mislead by or as by falsehood. censure. or is intended to allures into danger or temptation. Fraudulent. or odium. Ridicule. deity n. To ridicule. especially morally bad. definite adj. To render bad. delusion n. dastard n. To behead. Conclusive. degeneracy n. deciduous adj. Demeanor. The branch of medical science which relates to the skin and its diseases. A line of ten syllables. decamp v. A liquid and dry measure of 10 liters. derrick n. dermatology n. as of something customary. Suitable for the occasion or circumstances. To leave suddenly or unexpectedly. Part of a fraction which expresses the number of equal parts into which the unit is divided. Laying down. derive v. A length of ten meters. To deprive (a magnet) of magnetism. declamation n. deluge v. depress v. An apparatus for hoisting and swinging great weights. To disband. A full and formal style of utterance. A place where anything is kept in safety. That part of a play or story in which the mystery is cleared up. especially when more or less enduring. To take or send away forcibly. degradation n. Falsehood. A base coward. To designate by word or mark. dehydrate v. Ten-footed or ten-armed. FreeVocabulary. Deepness. Subject to contention or dispute. Capable of being maintained or justified. deference n. derelict adj. demonstrable adj. Mistaken conviction. Capable of positive proof. A premise. To regard or worship as a god. debut n. depository n. datum n. Characterized by propriety of conduct. to express their different relations of gender. A first appearance in society or on the stage. Neglectful of obligation. essential . decisive ad. One who proves in a convincing and conclusive manner. as troops. deject v. defraud v. To press down. defame v. deplete v. Decameron n. demented adj. exhaustion. Insane. as to another's opinion. depreciation n. defamation n. as from a premise. degrade v. demonstrator n. derivative adj. deceit n. A weight of 10 grams. as by use. To disfigure. Anything that allures. demobilize v. decorous adj. dentifrice n. or dress. deprecate v. Carried on in resistance to aggression. demerit n. deportment n. Darwinism n. The change of endings in nouns and adj. defer v. derivation n. Deportment. deport v. deify v. depreciate v. The voluntary consecration or relinquishment of something to an end or cause. Having an exact signification or positive meaning. death's-head n. Inclined to strong exhibition or expression of feeling or thoughts. decent adj. Diminution. To take away honors or position from. debatable adj. starting-point. depression n. To destroy a measurable or large proportion of. Containing a formal. Delightful to the taste or to the senses. for use as evidence in court. To strip the covering from. decimate v. Characterized by bold or insolent opposition. A figure with ten sides and ten angles. as a part of something. The ten commandments. wishes. Any application soothing to an irritable surface demurrage n. The act of declaring an action or person worthy of reprobation or punishment. One who makes a deposit. To lower in character or virtue. Fearless. decrepit adj. denomination n. denominator n. Inhabitant. depopulate v. demagogue n. To deprive of something dishonestly. Founded on the number 10. To cause to turn aside or downward. Melancholy. To reduce or lessen. To make payment for. demulcent n. deponent adj. with hope for the opposite. declamatory adj. . To embellish. To find out the true words or meaning of. deficiency n. deceitful adj. The natural history of trees. A race in which two or more competitors come out even. deface v. denounce v. delude v. defray v. Not having an adequate or proper supply or amount. defalcate v. degenerate v. denude v. defendant n. To regard with grief or sorrow. fruit when ripe. To dissolve gradually and become liquid by absorption of moisture from the air. One who believes in God. demeanor n. To deem worthy of notice or account. and there is no winner. + FREE Memory Course. or waste. denouement n. dearth n. Death. declension n. decoy n. depositor n. The neglect or omission of a legal requirement. deleterious adj. depth n. decaliter n. A volume consisting of ten parts or books. decimal adj.com darkling adv. Hurtful. A person against whom a suit is brought. debase v. deficient adj. To deprive of water. Lack or insufficiency. deplore v. Respectful submission or yielding. Blindly. Moral fitness. deformity n. as to a penal colony. the detention of a vessel beyond the specified time of sailing. decagon n. Scarcity. day-man n. That process by which a word is traced from its original root or primitive form and meaning. goddess. dendrology n. decalogue n. To express disapproval or regret for. decagram n. Coming or acquired from some origin. To point out or publicly accuse as deserving of punishment. defensible adj. decapitate v. To lessen the worth of. demagnetize v. delirious adj. denunciation n. denote v. To give a name or epithet to. manners. A disfigurement. Open to ridicule. positive. demolish v. debonair adj. A day-laborer. dedication n. defiant adj. or explicit statement or affirmation. or has an amount deposited. decameter n. or given fact. deplorable adj. Contemptible. The doctrine that natural selection has been the prime cause of evolution of higher forms. To become worse or inferior. speech. That which is agreeable to a fine taste. Having gentle or courteous bearing or manner. A god. An unprincipled politician. To clear of forests. Malicious and groundless injury done to the reputation or good name of another. delineate v. decipher v. deforest v. or divine person. deprave v. decasyllable n. decency n. A speech recited or intended for recitation from memory in public. Falling off at maturity as petals after flowering. Raving. To prove indubitably. or judgment. A becoming worse. To delay or put off to some other time. Enfeebled. but denies supernatural revelation. delicacy n. morally or physically. A human skull as a symbol of death. dendroid adj. declarative adj.5000 Collegiate Words with Brief Definitions – Amass an Ivy League Vocabulary! EASY 7-CD Edition: All you have to do is listen 15 minutes a day for 4 weeks to absorb 5000 words. To deduce. deign v. delectable adj. deliquesce v. To remove the inhabitants from. To cut off or take away. Any preparation used for cleaning the teeth. dead-heat n. defensive adj.

To disavow any claim to. To deprive of weapons. Dissimilarity in any respect. disillusion v. or hope. digraph n. Cessation. To refuse to acknowledge as one's own or as connected with oneself. diplomatist n. diatomic adj. wish. dispel v. differential adj. discrepant adj. Displacement by authority from an office or an employment. dismissal n. differentiate v. To take no notice of. To draw a distinction. That which is bestowed on or appointed to one from a higher power. Verbal controversy. Impartial. To put to confusion. or loss. despicable adj. despite prep. devout adj. discontinuance n. precision. discernible adj. To undo or dissolve the connection or association of. Out of the common or regular track. To look upon with disfavor. diffusion n. FreeVocabulary. efficiency. The state of being positively uncomfortable. Obscurely. disallow v. diagnose v. detract v. Forms of speech collectively that are peculiar to the people of a particular district. A formal conversation in which two or more take part. To reject. To become detached. despondent adj. Distinctive. as a disease. To get first sight or knowledge of. dilatory adj. To deprive of an inheritance. Resorted to in a last extremity. determinate adj. One who believes the teaching of another. diatribe n. disciplinary adj. as that of wounds. or who adopts and follows some doctrine. To lose spirit. or responsibility to. diffidence n. dispossess v. To burst or break asunder. To regard or speak of slightingly. Malicious mischief. discursive adj. disavowal n. Passing from one subject to another. . The act of moving or going downward. disputation n. disburden v. Neglecting or refusing to obey. discriminate v. Denial. To remove or destroy the poison of infectious or contagious diseases. dispensation n. by its characteristic phenomena. To distinguish. or otherwise remove from a horse or the like. To withhold permission or sanction. or desire of. To invent. disciple n. disappear v. Dishonorable or disgraceful. depreciation. Disregard. or as if prompted by utter despair. A positive utterance. discord n. Interruption or intermission. disreputable adj. Having the nature of systematic training or subjection to authority. Characterized by special tact in negotiations. as something previously unknown or unperceived.5000 Collegiate Words with Brief Definitions – Amass an Ivy League Vocabulary! EASY 7-CD Edition: All you have to do is listen 15 minutes a day for 4 weeks to absorb 5000 words. disrobe v. To deprive of any right privilege or power disengage v. disinfectant n. disobedient adj. and ease in any physical activity or in any mechanical work. The sound produced by combining two vowels in to a single syllable or running together the sounds. Disheartened. To make more fluid or less concentrated by admixture with something. dries up or absorbs moisture. discipline v. desert v. deviate v. disjunctive adj. disfigure v. discomfort n. To impair or injure the beauty. A substance used to destroy the germs of infectious diseases. disrupt v. disconnect v. Inequality. To deprive of peace or tranquility. devilry n. A situation in which a choice between opposing modes of conduct is necessary. To take away in such manner as to lessen value or estimation. diplomatic adj. An absolute and irresponsible monarch. Neglect or refusal to comply with an authoritative injunction. Tending to cause delay. or appearance of. Debate. diphthong n. dissect v. despotism n. dilapidated pa. discolor v. Tact. Perceivable. + FREE Memory Course. descry v. or skill in conducting any kind of negotiations or in social matters. descendent adj. hope. Not connected with what precedes. One who refuses to believe. disparity n. Poverty-stricken. To discern. Proceeding downward. disown v. dignitary n. A union of two characters representing a single sound. differentia n. devious adj. To throw out of order. disparage v. disenfranchise v. disrepute n. Spreading rapidly through the system and acting quickly. digress v. Containing only two atoms. disarrange v. diaphanous adj. disqualify v. To deprive of actual occupancy. To put out of the proper or accustomed place. Careful and persevering effort to accomplish what is undertaken. Any essential characteristic of a species by reason of which it differs from other species. Judicious. dictum n. Determination of the distinctive nature of a disease. deterrent adj. diagnosis n. Definitely limited or fixed. Helping or serving to disconnect or separate. In spite of. Absence of harmoniousness. disagree v. Utter hopelessness and despondency. To unclothe. Dispersion. especially of real estate. displace v. diacritical adj. Readiness. desultory adj. disbeliever n. A superficial amateur. as a child. To throw down. diplomacy n. disappoint v. discard v. desistance n. detriment n. To train to obedience. didactic adj. To dislike or hate with intensity. Untrustworthy. diabolic adj. To disclaim responsibility for. dialectician n. courage. desist v. disinterested adj. To cease from action. despair n. dishabille n.com descendant n. Pertaining to teaching. Grief-stricken. To enlarge in all directions. To injure the reputation of. dexterity n. disobedience n. dilettante n. Any remedy which. dialogue n. discussion n. disclaim v. dishonest adj. diffident adj. difference n. dialect n. Reduction. desperate adj. as by authority. grandchild. deteriorate v. disfavor n. Something that causes damage. To cut apart or to pieces. Any severe and strict rule in which the judgment of the governed has little or no part. disavow v. discomfit v. To turn aside from the main subject and for a time dwell on some incidental matter. To regard with blame. diplomat n. A bitter or malicious criticism. disinherit v. push off. as money from a fund. disburse v. A representative of one sovereign state at the capital or court of another. To drive away by or as by scattering in different directions. diffusible adj. Hindering from action through fear. despond v. discountenance v. dilate v. Self-distrust. To acquire a distinct and separate character. connection with. disquiet v. Opposite. dislocate v. One who holds high rank. discover v. discredit v. Marking a difference. dissatisfy v. shrewdness. Wanton and malicious mischief. disarm v. A logician. To grow worse. To cease to exist. To debar. Contemptible. Transparent. To abandon without regard to the welfare of the abandoned desiccant n. To be opposite in opinion. To stain. A bad name or character. diminution n. To pay out or expend. Fallen into decay or partial ruin. The act of deciding. dimly adv. despot n. To put out of proper place or order. Religious. One without regard for law or life. dilemma n. To disencumber. deter v. disconsolate adj. One remarkable for tact and shrewd management. To displease. detest v. etc. either actually or for the time being. disapprove v. To select or appoint. devise v. desperado n. To disenchant. Characteristic of the devil. disinfect v. Undress or negligent attire. To take a different course. discreet adj. dilute v. descent n. One who is descended lineally from another. destitute adj. detrude v. Affected or possessed with self-distrust. To frighten away. deviltry n. dismount v. designate v. To push down forcibly. disregard v. when applied externally. determination n. To fail to fulfill the expectation. symmetry. diligence n.

Capable of being drawn out. One who makes a donation or present. dissipate v. effuse v. effusion n. The registry of judgments of a court. Expressing or causing sorrow or pain. Effective. Making statements without argument or evidence. Self-conceit. as seed is sown. Giving off bubbles of gas. The means of draining collectively. dissipation n. effeminate adj. doublet n. drought n. especially for a worthy cause. To tell or make known. One who subjects a person to distress. One occupied in the business of distilling alcoholic liquors. Hard and constant work in any menial or dull occupation. dramatize v. A net to be drawn along the bottom of the water. To build up. Lewd. Control by the exercise of power or constituted authority. One who writes plays. dominate v. dutiful adj. efficacious adj. The female of the deer. Womanishness. Pastime. + FREE Memory Course. To turn from the accustomed course or a line of action already established. A young duck. dragnet n.com dissection n. Separation of the more volatile parts of a substance from those less volatile. To bestow as a gift. The theory that places man's chief good in the completeness of self. or pleading. In twofold degree or extent. To strip. effective adj. duet n. Confinement. dun v. eccentricity n. One of a pair of like things. Anything made of clay and baked in a kiln or dried in the sun. dissolute adj. doleful adj. Dry weather. dissentient n. dragoon n. dogmatic adj. diversity n. Having and exercising the power to produce effects or results. Lack of confidence in the power. Edible. duckling n. efface v. distrain v. drowsy adj. distiller n. Doubtful. Expansion. A person to whom a donation is made. The period of time during which anything lasts. distend v. One given to self-mention or who is constantly telling of his own views and experiences. docket n. disyllable n. Harsh or disagreeable in sound. earthenware n. divisible adj. counsel. pipes. doe n. an outpouring. A breaking up of a union of persons. docile adj. distort v. diversion n. Having womanish traits or qualities. To stretch out or expand in every direction. dutiable adj. The obstruction of a heavenly body by its entering into the shadow of another body. dissertation n. That by which a number or quantity is divided. To diminish or become less. specifically of clothes. Different. divulge v. officially recognizing superiority or success in studies. editorial n. Able to be turned from the accustomed course or a line of action already established. doubly adv. Bewildered. The force which. A sphere or field of action or interest. or good intent of any person. efflorescent adj. would give it a velocity of 1 cm/s. dwindle v. dubious adj. distention n. A word of two syllables. The state of being dispersed or scattered. A noxious or ill-smelling exhalation from decaying or putrefying matter. Obedient. Digression. Capable of being stretched out or expanded in every direction. FreeVocabulary. dolesome adj. as a system of conduits. dissever v. dissentious adj. efficient adj. To hide by pretending something different. Thesis. dissolve v. To make positive assertions without supporting them by argument or evidence. Rapturous excitement or exaltation. dowry n. wisdom. Exhausted. effectual adj. or strengthen. dissonance n. Life in or fondness for one's home and family. eatable adj. To subject a person to distress. To extract or produce by vaporization and condensation. effeminacy n. To sow or scatter abroad. earnest adj. or accouterments or disinvestment. duration n. To make a demand or repeated demands on for payment. drudgery n. dissension n. drastic adj. To spend sparingly. efflorescence n. Angry or violent difference of opinion. edict n. educe v. In the British army. divertible adj. To disperse or disappear. effect n. dissimilar adj. a cavalryman. durance n. A consequence. distinction n. The property which a wife brings to her husband in marriage. To change the purpose or alter the plans of by persuasion. drachma n. effulgence n. eclipse n. A divulging. duteous adj. To twist into an unnatural or irregular form. One who advocates or practices egoism. Easy to manage. dissonant adj. To influence controllingly. dominance n. as something previously private or secret. disunion n. Discord. Double-dealing. Subject to a duty. especially a customs duty. as by heat or moisture. divest v. dogma n. Suitable to be eaten. distrust n. The power to produce an intended effect as shown in the production of it. ductile adj. dramatist n. One who makes a donation or present. Heavy with sleepiness. Idiosyncrasy. The place where one lives. . Having two parts. The state of possessing adequate skill or knowledge for the performance of a duty. A composition for two voices or instruments. dolor n. or pleading. donate v. To rule with insolence or unnecessary annoyance. The act or operation of cutting in pieces. eccentric adj. specifically of a plant or an animal. Showing enthusiasm or exhilaration of feeling. efficacy n. effete adj. economize v. Opening in flower. To liquefy or soften. duplex adj. Melancholy. distensible adj. Capable of various forms. A disease or malady. The state of being flowery. An article in a periodical written by the editor and published as an official argument. distillation n. dissuade v. domicile n. Ardent in spirit and speech. Ascendancy. distraught adj. The pretended forecast of future events or discovery of what is lost or hidden. Fit for a destined purpose. diurnal adj. dolorous adj. A statement of religious faith or duty formulated by a body claiming authority. effrontery n. Showing submission to natural superiors. applied to a mass of one gram for 1 second. To draw out. To pour forth. especially in morals or religion.5000 Collegiate Words with Brief Definitions – Amass an Ivy League Vocabulary! EASY 7-CD Edition: All you have to do is listen 15 minutes a day for 4 weeks to absorb 5000 words. egotist n. dissemble v. egoist n. domination n. duplicity n. Disagreement. domain n. Melancholy. dissent n. donator n. dissolution n. Lamentation. dominant adj. or a flowery appearance. disservice n. as into wire or a thread. edify v. ecstatic adj. distrainor n. dyne n. To divide. Dissimilitude. ornaments. Tending in different directions. divagation n. efficiency n. To relate or represent in a dramatic or theatrical manner. effluvium n. etc. effervesce v. A modern and an ancient Greek coin. To bubble up. divisor n. divergent adj. drainage n. Contentious. divination n. ebullient adj. as having performed its functions. donor n. Splendor. Conspicuously prominent. egotism n. Enraptured. divert v. egoism n. Acting vigorously. Capable of being separated into parts. Unblushing impudence. divinity n. ecstasy n. domineer v. An ill turn. distemper n. dormant adj. That which is uttered or proclaimed by authority as a rule of action. Efficient. dogmatize v. divulgence n. domesticity n. effervescent adj. A note or designation of honor. Daily. trenches. The act of changing the purpose of or altering the plans of through persuasion. diverse adj. dissuasion n. To obliterate. edible adj. especially when so long continued as to cause vegetation to wither. donee n. distill v. The quality or character of being godlike. Peculiar. disseminate v. Being in a state of or resembling sleep. One who disagrees. Separation of relations or interests.

meaning. To delegate authority to. history. electrolysis n. The branch of zoology that treats of insects. One who cultivates a delicate taste for eating and drinking. entrails n. emanate v. Any appearance or bodily manifestation of a deity. endurable adj. egress n. That property of matter by which a body tends to return to a former shape after being changed. encyclopedia n. To cause to see clearly. To invade partially or insidiously and appropriate the possessions of another. emeritus adj. queen of England. or grace. Working vigorously. A formal or discriminating expression of praise. To produce. compact or visible form. engrave v. enmity n. epidermis n. One who uses or engages the services of other persons for pay. An earnest request. as by legislative act. eligible adj. or stress of any kind without succumbing. To inspire with courage. enormity n. To go from one country. An elevated position with respect to rank. To make beautiful or elegant by adding attractive or ornamental features. elusion n. engender v. Gigantic. estrange v. or the fine arts. To educe or extract gradually or without violence. enthusiastic adj. The art of correct intonation. equestrian adj. epithet n. To misappropriate secretly. emphasis n. entail v. emaciate v. ministering. A wide lower part of a tidal river. To keep close watch. as in search of adventure or opportunity for gallant deeds. To entrap. enthrall v. equivalent adj. To invest with sovereign power. To dignify. emancipate v. To involve in dissension or strife. To keep clear of. Evenness of mind or temper. enrage v. emigrant n. electrotype n. enormous adj. To separate and cast aside. elapse v. A complete thing. epigram n. enamor v. A circle that rolls upon the external or internal circumference of another circle. entwine v. To command. . erudition n. Indulging. enshrine v. To express. necessitate. A coming into view. To flow forth or proceed. To expel. elucidate v. etc. or courtesy. Equal in value. elasticity n. entreaty n. enervate v. To make into law. enact v. An obstruction or plugging up of an artery or other blood-vessel. Roving or wandering. + FREE Memory Course. eloquent adj. To make a beginning in some occupation or scheme. Relating to Elizabeth. A lyric poem lamenting the dead. elocution n. eradicate v. To bring or hold under any overmastering influence. To intensify. entree n. elicit v. or esteem. taste. emergence n. ensnare v. To inspire with ardent love. episode n. embargo n. endue v. as a coin. or exemplify in a concrete. enhance v. employee n. equanimity n. equity n. epicycle n. A component or essential part. embarrass v. A work containing information on subjects. or a group of words. The ability to suffer pain. distress. memorable for extraordinary events. gift. epoch n. To destroy thoroughly. Coming into view. Retired from active service but retained to an honorary position. To render uniform. Fairness or impartiality. Tolerable. To bring out more clearly the facts concerning. encomium n. eminence n. epilogue n. A pithy phrasing of a shrewd observation. To cause to be loved. heroes. To set on fire. To cut or carve in or upon some surface. embellish v. emergent adj. especially with the right to vote. endurance n. FreeVocabulary. epidemic n. engross v. To release from bondage. emblem n. To encircle. equivocal adj. Qualified for selection. Very-learned. To enter voluntarily the military service by formal enrollment. epitaph n. To come into view or into existence. encourage v. To occupy completely. equalize v. usually spiritual. or set of words. etc. enfeeble v. enigma n. or stress laid upon some word. epizootic adj. eschew v. errant adj. Incorrect. eliminate v. To pitch tents for a resting-place. hope. emerge v. enthuse v. The call for a repetition. A riddle. encore n. Immensity. To articulate or enunciate with special impressiveness upon a word. emulate v. epicycloid n. Ambiguous. place. endemic adj. Intended for general circulation. equitable adj. office. embezzle v. A simplified representation. as in “Father Aeneas. empower v. as of some part of a play or performance. confusion. One who works for wages or a salary. eject v. elegy n. A symbol. inflection. erroneous adj. Authoritative stoppage of foreign commerce or of any special trade. state. enlist v. The internal parts of an animal. force. Pertaining to horses or horsemanship. endear v. To endow with some quality. To set forth publicly or in glowing terms. The process of decomposing a chemical compound by the passage of an electric current. An incident or story in a literary work. language. word. The close of a narrative or dramatic poem. To send or give out. etc. entrench v. pl. as from some source. employer n. enfranchise v. and gesture in public speaking or reading. embroil v. That which makes a thing to be what it is. estuary n. encyclical adj. enthrone v. To give courage to. esquire n. Having the ability to express emotion or feeling in lofty and impassioned speech. estimable adj. Characterized by fairness. equilibrium n. To interweave. energetic adj. To delight extravagantly or intensely. emit v. entirety n. ennoble v. To use words of double meaning. A interval of time. Hatred. or to her era. To involve in difficulties. To involve. eminent adj. equivocate v. To waste away in flesh. Elizabethan adj. entangle v. Word used adjectivally to describe some quality or attribute of is objects. The act of entering. A bazaar or shop. Prevailing among animals. Any place of exit. encompass v. To yield to or display intense and rapturous feeling. enumerate v. condition. elude v. Peculiar to some specified country or people. or strength of mind. Extensive knowledge of literature. A metallic copy of any surface. Evasion. embark v. A title of dignity. High in station. esthetic adj. To render ineffective or inoperative. enkindle v. To impede with obstacles. To keep sacred. encamp v. emigrate v. emporium n. Irregular. Extreme. To endow with a privilege. entomology n. A state of balance. emphatic adj. Full of zeal and fervor. formulate. emphasize v. To render flustered or agitated. or the like. epode n. A curve traced by a point on the circumference of a circle which rolls upon another circle. To alienate. erratic adj. To name one by one. or complications. To imitate with intent to equal or surpass. embody v. enjoin v.” epitome n. Epicurean adj. encroach v. endanger v. element n.com egregious adj. Wide-spread occurrence of a disease in a certain region. espy v. enrapture v. To fortify or protect. Any special impressiveness added to an utterance or act. enlighten v. emblazon v. Worthy of respect. The outer skin. as with a trench or ditch and wall. epicure n. embolden v. An inscription on a tomb or monument in honor or in memory of the dead. To expose to peril. To quietly terminate: said of time. Pertaining to beauty. separable from yet growing out of it. One who moves from one place to settle in another. erudite adj. hardship. Spoken with any special impressiveness laid upon an act. epiphany n. encumber v. A poem celebrating in formal verse the mythical achievements of great personages. or pertaining to daintiness of appetite. embolism n. or region for the purpose of settling or residing in another. essence n. epic n. merit. To evade the search or pursuit of by dexterity or artifice. character. A species of lyric poems. To debilitate. To infuriate.5000 Collegiate Words with Brief Definitions – Amass an Ivy League Vocabulary! EASY 7-CD Edition: All you have to do is listen 15 minutes a day for 4 weeks to absorb 5000 words. or exhaustive of one subject.

extremist n. exterior n. To cast or drive out by religious or magical means. Fitness to meet the requirements of a particular case. To obtain by violence. Extravagance or enormity. as from some liability. extensive adj. To excite great anger in. facetious adj. Escape.com et cetera Latin. extensible adj. Ease. exit n. euphemism n. Justifiable. extortion n. To turn inside out. To inflict severe pain or agony upon. An open situation or position in relation to the sun. Possession or continuance of being. A journey. excursion n. exaggerate v. A title of honor bestowed upon various high officials. To empty by draining off the contents. extension n. external n. A continuous area or stretch. To hasten the movement or progress of. A religious zealot. I have found it. exhaustive adj. To be superior or distinguished. exhaust v. Fleeting. expedite v.5000 Collegiate Words with Brief Definitions – Amass an Ivy League Vocabulary! EASY 7-CD Edition: All you have to do is listen 15 minutes a day for 4 weeks to absorb 5000 words. threats. as in measure. extravagant adj. A figure of speech by which a phrase less offensive is substituted. as in space. Possession of eminently or unusually good qualities. Seeking the conversion of sinners. fallow n. euphonious adj. To dig out of the earth (what has been buried). Hard to please. Unimaginative. The surrender by a government of a person accused of crime to the justice of another government. Development or growth. Increase of amount. Fitted to serve as a model or example worthy of imitation. or restriction affecting others. excavate v. facility n. To make more sharp. Still existing and known. To shut out purposely or forcibly. quality. or released. excellent adj. Definite. excellency n. exhaustion n. A critical period or condition. eulogy n. evoke v. Intensified emotion or action. To spend. eugenic adj. Incredible. fabricate v. extravagance n. explode v. value. exhume v. A spoken or written laudation of a person's life or character. or the like. expatriate v. exotic adj. fancier n. extant adj. Agreeableness of sound. Foreign. expend v. A muscle that causes extension. facet n. expostulate v. extenuate v. To make an effort. explosive adj. To speak or write a laudation of a person's life or character. An exact copy or reproduction. evade v. Land broken up and left to become mellow or to rest. Causing or tending to cause exhaustion. Possessing distinguished merit. exert v. Going beyond usual and proper limits. pattern. A preacher who goes from place to place holding services. Without studied or special preparation. exigent adj. To make satisfaction or amends for. euphony n. exposition n. Pertaining to a formal presentation. explicate v. extrude v. exonerate v. famish v. Undue expenditure of money. power. evict v. skill. To render extinct. One who supports extreme measures or holds extreme views. fanciless adj. excretion n. To clear from involvement. . eulogize v. To drive out or away. An extract or selection from written or printed matter. excellence n. To invent fancifully or falsely. That which passes the ordinary. To dispossess pursuant to judicial decree. exigency n. time. evolve v. expiate v. or the subjection of another to some necessity. To go beyond. exuberance n. extemporaneous adj. expectorate v. To relieve or vindicate from accusation. exuberant adj. or scope. excitation n. exempt adj. exasperate v. To praise in the highest terms. exemplar n. faction n. Amusing. factious adj. evanesce v. Happening out of court. side. excel v. extraordinary adj. measure. or border. To cause to burst in pieces by force from within. Illogical. exhilarate v. expeditious adj. Deprivation of strength or energy. etc. fabulous adj. extinct adj. outgrowth. expand v. The practice of obtaining by violence or compulsion. extensor n. Biblical exposition or interpretation. exhale v. elements. fallacy n. To look forward to as certain or probable. or original to be copied or imitated. expediency n. Forcible ejection. To diminish the gravity or importance of. To drive from one's own country. fallacious adj. extol v. severe. Speedy. Done or made without much or any preparation. Having no essential relation to a subject. or blame. FreeVocabulary. To avoid by artifice. Non-admission. Any unnatural addition. Indicative. excitable adj. An abrupt or emphatic expression of thought or of feeling. excess n. Abominable. To fill with high or cheerful spirits. evert v. excusable adj. executor n. evolution n. Pertaining to a sudden and violent outbreak. scope. Anything relating or belonging to the outside. To call or summon forth. And so forth. extort v. proper. execration n. extrajudicial adj. exorbitance n. compulsion. execrable adj. facsimile n. To remove by digging or scooping out. Any unsound or delusive mode of reasoning. expressive adj. Nervously high-strung. time or scope. Capable of being thrust out. exclude v. expository adj. To overstate. or development. To breathe forth. expansion n. Disentangle. or anything based on such reasoning. evidential adj. Relating to the development and improvement of race. To surrender the custody of. extricate v. A number of persons combined for a common purpose. evangelist n. Pertaining to the face. exemplify v. To suffer extremity of hunger or thirst. Turbulent. Full of meaning. exorbitant adj. eureka Greek. or that farthest removed from a mean position. fastidious adj. One having a taste for or interest in special objects. Extended widely in space. Unusual. To cough up and spit forth. The utmost point. exacerbate v. exclamation n. fanatic n. Being no longer in existence. + FREE Memory Course. To show by example. A person nominated by the will of another to execute the will. exodus n. Not difficult to do. exegesis n. facile adj. excerpt n. exhaustible adj. Free. extempore adv. eventual adj. expulsion n. explicit adj. excrescence n. extinguish v. A way or passage out. action. as time or strength. exclusion n. To unfold or expand. expanse n. facial adj. The laying out or expending or money or other resources. size. or experience. To vanish gradually. Thorough and complete in execution. extradite v. or points of the compass. evanescent adj. expectancy n. clear. A going forth or departure from a place or country. excruciate v. extraneous adj. Urgent. expedient adj. explosion n. A reaching or stretching out. To increase in range or scope. facilitate v. To make manifest or evident. evince v. An accursed thing. A model. expect v. Characterized by agreeableness of sound. That which is outside. imputation. Capable of erring. Ultimate. To make more easy. existence n. expense n. Contributing to personal advantage. exorcise v. extremity n. To discuss. exemplary adj. evangelical adj. Needlessly free or lavish in expenditure. extradition n. The getting rid of waste matter. or virulent. Marked by great plentifulness. A sudden and violent outbreak. fallible adj. especially of many people. Rich supply. or required limit. Formal presentation. exceed v. One of the small triangular plane surfaces of a diamond or other gem. The act or state of looking forward to as certain or probable. evasion n. exposure n.

beliefs. Premeditation. With directness. felonious adj. fondle v. or of a size adapted to folding once. Characteristic of woman or womankind. A state of constant movement. frivolous adj. formation n. quality. filibuster n. The state or quality of being final or complete. A crack or crack-like depression. Predestination. To predetermine. A gum or resin which on burning yields aromatic fumes. foist v. finite adj. especially in view of a coming event. foreordain v. Monetary. Indicative of faith or trust. Thin and weak. Spasmodic. foresight n. fortify v. and customs of the common people. between the eyes and the hair. To handle tenderly and lovingly. To pass backward and forward irregularly from one state or degree to another. fishmonger n. situated in. The feudal system. forejudge v. A trifling act. frantic adj. felicity n. Any growth of leaves. One skilled in or occupied with financial affairs or operations. or purpose. Frenzied. or effected. To fret at the edge so as to loosen or break the threads. A strong point. Characterized by extravagance and in general by want of good taste. Merry. foliage n. foreshore n. thought. To league together. flagrant adj. Having a light. The act of bending. That part of a landscape or picture situated or represented as nearest the spectator. frightful adj. A smoke-duct in a chimney. forth adv. fervor n. trifling disposition. fraudulent adj. Lacking warmth. saying. Patient courage. Easily broken. florist n. A young bird. fraudulence n. FreeVocabulary. The comparative number of any kind of occurrences within a given time or space. Brotherly. fierce. Consisting of four. floe n. fiducial adj. judgment. Obscure. foreknowledge n. fief n. The aggregate of plants growing without cultivation in a district. especially of evil. To go before as introducing or ushering in. ferocious adj. forbearance n. forecourt n. fissure n. A brimless felt cap in the shape of a truncated cone. Belonging to. That may be done. Commerce unrestricted by tariff or customs. Showing criminal or evil purpose. At last. To discern beforehand. formidable adj. frigidarium n. finesse n.com fathom n. Of a wild. feint n. To bar by judicial proceedings the equitable right of a mortgagor to redeem property. financial adj. A complete or humiliating failure. finery n. A square sail. The art of painting on a surface of plaster. forcible adj. forthright adv. fatuous adj. flection n. etc. fragile adj. forte n. Ardor or intensity of feeling. To judge of before hearing evidence. foreman n. free trade n. The state. foot-note n. fragile adj. Openly scandalous. and punishable with death or imprisonment. A room kept at a low temperature for preserving fruits. To provide with defensive works. freshness n. felon n. 6 feet. feudalism n. The upper part of the face. One who or that which is expected to remain permanently in its position. forgery n. foreign adj. forethought n. foreclose v. festive adj. To wish joy or happiness to. Fixed rule or set form. That part of a shore uncovered at low tide. Provision against harm or need. The traditions. A place in which ferns are grown. particularly on walls and ceilings. felicitate v. To be an omen or warning sign of. with goats feet. Ardent in feeling. One of a class of deities of the woods and herds represented as half human. That which is used to decorate the person or dress. forswear v. . fictitious adj. One of the highest class of offenses. Liability to be broken or destroyed. Counterfeit. A measure of length. folio n. pert. or degree of being fresh. Intense. folklore n. forfend v. fitful adj. A festival or feast. Trivial. Pertaining to flowers.5000 Collegiate Words with Brief Definitions – Amass an Ivy League Vocabulary! EASY 7-CD Edition: All you have to do is listen 15 minutes a day for 4 weeks to absorb 5000 words. foppery n. To ward off. fretful adj. frivolity n. fernery n. fawn n. faun n. or renewal. The young in the womb or in the egg. Unduly changeable in feeling. To deny oneself. performed. + FREE Memory Course. forepeak n. Loyalty. and savage nature. Flushed with red. Concluding performance. formula n. Pertaining to the relation of lord and vassal. A member of an ancient secret fraternity originally confined to skilled artisans. finally adv. Characteristic of one who is unduly devoted to dress and the niceties of manners. A landed estate held under feudal tenure. Prescience. or derived from another country. forego v. fervent adj. flux n. foreordination n. foreground n. foolery n. Difficult to accomplish. To palm off. A young deer. Violent. A criminal or depraved person. A collection of tabular masses of floating polar ice. frequency n. Into notice or view. Pliable. finality n. Folly. usually red with a black tassel. The captain of a flag-ship. forfeit v. Counterfeiting. Subtle contrivance used to gain a point. felony n. fluent adj. Dandyism. change. Disposed to peevishness. forgo v. Loyalty. To deny oneself the pleasure or profit of. A state of well-founded happiness. or deceptive movement. Idiotic faulty adj. meat. The extreme forward part of a ship's hold. Deceitfulness. flue n. Patient endurance or toleration of offenses. or practice. Having a ready or easy flow of words or ideas. Pertaining to the treasury or public finances of a government. flippant adj. florid adj. foresail n. fiscal adj. fray v. floral adj. fresco n. To predict. ferocity n. federate v. frailty n. foppish adj. Created or formed by the imagination. fledgling n. fortitude n. Limited. fez n. fracture n. financier n. fluctuate v. flora n. forebode v. flatulence n. A sheet of paper folded once. freemason n. One who sells fish. festal adj. fickle adj. forehead n. pretense. fetus n. feasible adj. Accumulation of gas in the stomach and bowels. A court opening directly from the street. fluctuation n. fixture n. forecast v. forby adv. finale n. freethinker n. An ancestor. A note of explanation or comment at the foot of a page or column. A break. fiasco n. fealty n. One who rejects authority or inspiration in religion. foreigner n. flag-officer n. forefather n. Pertaining to streams. Frequent irregular change back and forth from one state or degree to another. frigid adj. fidelity n. practicable. Capable of being broken. feminine adj. foresee v. A citizen of a foreign country. Apt to induce terror or alarm. To lose possession of through failure to fulfill some obligation. fete n. Any sham. foible n. A dealer in flowers. frankincense n. fraternal adj. under the lowest deck. To predict. To renounce upon oath. One who attempts to obstruct legislation. Imperfect. Relative disposition of parts. flamboyant adj. flimsy adj. That part of the upper deck of a ship forward of the after fore-shrouds. Besides. flexible adj. fluential adj. forerun v. fervid adj. A personal weakness or failing. feudal adj. foggy adj. The head man. foretell v. forecastle n. Savageness. foursome adj. Joyous.

gynecocracy n. A distortion of the features. + FREE Memory Course. Of no avail or effect. genteel adj. gourd n. Duplicity. The art of preparing and serving appetizing food. Female supremacy. An English monetary unit. To draw general inferences. gaily adv. grindstone n. gaiety n. counted. Merrily. The support on or against which a lever rests. Given to excess in eating. To make gestures or motions. Any difficulty the only issue out of which is by bold or unusual manners. More distant or advanced. habitude n. guinea n. haggard adj. in the order of succession. According to usual practice. Satisfaction. The department of natural science that treats of the constitution and structure of the earth. gradient adj. gossamer adj. frizzle v. The external appearance as produced by garb or costume. genital adj. A pavement or floor or any supporting surface on which one may walk. functionary n. To revolve. gusto n. like the actions of a thief. A disposition to give liberally or to bestow favors heartily. A connoisseur in the delicacies of the table. Ordinarily. Creation. The quality of being grand or admirably great. Worn and gaunt in appearance. A movement or action of the hands or face. To restore brightness or beauty to. Festivity. or relative position in an order or series. Spherical. Dweller. or weighed. as the hair. granary n. Prankish. Tremendous. Voluntarily. fuse v. fungible adj. gesticulate v. fugacious adj. further adj. giddy adj. The person to whom property is transferred by deed. FreeVocabulary. generic adj. grandiose adj.com frizz v. guzzle v. gravity n. glimpse n. furtherance n. germinate v. A flat circular stone. as from rage. etc. Slovenly in appearance. That which is given without demand or claim. globose adj. furrier n. gluttonous adj. To swallow greedily or hastily. handwriting n. fulminate v. galvanic adj. Possessing a brave or chivalrous spirit. fluffy appearance to. To cause to explode. futurist n. or some similar fruit having a hard rind. pumpkin. To grind or strike the teeth together. galore adj. Common sense. wavering. gamester n. or contingency. frolicsome adj. disgust. Offensive from excess of praise or commendation. A step. gastritis n. Pertaining or relating to electricity produced by chemical action. A small cavern. granule n. To imbue with life or animation. of ancestors and their descendants. Fear-inspiring. Of excellence and splendor. Abundant. garrulous adj. Gordian knot n. Fit to be dwelt in. gladden v. Moving or advancing by steps. granular adj. to surround with additions for embellishment. Credulous. ground n. Fleeting. Light and unsubstantial. gauge n. fruition n. injures. especially that arising from chemical action. fulcrum n. furlong n. Keen enjoyment. unsteady light. Having an imposing style or effect. pertaining to. Hideous. Incongruously composed or ill-proportioned. Not habitually solitary or living alone. squash. gibe v. Penmanship. globular adj. garrison n. Calm. chance. gyroscope n. Well-bred or refined. Stay-rope. grantor n. degree. town. gamble v. A gambler. fundamental adj. One who cuts and fits panes of glass. A dealer in or maker of fur goods. gullible adj. Surmise. granulate v. generate v. A melon. glacier n. The maker of a deed. origin. generality n. or near the stomach. gentile adj. To form into grains or small particles. That which oppresses. as in speaking. genealogist n. ghastly adj. gigantic adj. Basal. fungus n. Inflammation of the stomach. guileless adj. Flimsy. Sorrow. glutinous adj. geniality n. grief n. Tip. particularly in France. The principal portion. A measure. gynecology n. fusible adj. Pregnancy. fumigate v. Given to constant trivial talking. guile n. grandiloquent adj. hackney v. Seriousness. frugal adj. Of. In continental Europe. expressive of some idea or emotion. one-eighth of a mile. fulsome adj. To unite or blend as by melting together. futile adj. To make joyous. A small grain or particle. gourmand n. grimace n. A parasite. Stealthy or sly. To take hold of. The science that treats of the functions and diseases peculiar to women. grotesque adj. Economical. especially for disinfection. generosity n. Frank. gratuity n. grotto n. In cookery. or icily cold. Of sound and vigorous health. The whole range or sequence. glorious adj. Customary relation or association. gendarme n. Warmth and kindliness of disposition. gratification n. Belonging to a people not Jewish. rank. or in place of speech. habitable adj. To cause to crinkle or curl. garrote v. Spongy. To subject to the action of smoke or fumes. A momentary look. gratify v. opposed to specific. To utter taunts or reproaches. or the point about which it turns. or causes grief and at the same time a sense of wrong. grandeur n. galvanize v. guess n. galvanism n. Composed of small grains or particles. A storehouse for grain after it is thrashed or husked. . guise n. gradation n. grantee n. generally adv. as by satisfying a physical or mental desire or need. or other place for its defense. gambol n. A field or stream of ice. glazier n. To please. An official. Carriage of the body in going. Fulfillment. gestation n. as a mushroom. grisly adj. gulp. gastric adj. An instrument for illustrating the laws of rotation. frontier n. Spherical. To make stale or trite by repetition. Sticky. Relevant. genesis n. used for sharpening tools. giver n. Speaking in or characterized by a pompous or bombastic style. grapple v. grenadier n. in any sense. To execute by strangling.5000 Collegiate Words with Brief Definitions – Amass an Ivy League Vocabulary! EASY 7-CD Edition: All you have to do is listen 15 minutes a day for 4 weeks to absorb 5000 words. Affected with a whirling or swimming sensation in the head. An instrument for measuring. gaseous adj. halcyon adj. furlough n. guy n. gosling n. To give a crinkled. gamut n. Capable of being melted by heat. Playful leaping or frisking. germane adj. gratuitous adj. garnish v. gyrate v. geology n. gnash v. Advancement. A plant destitute of chlorophyll. furtive adj. Icy. gesture n. A temporary absence of a soldier or sailor by permission of the commanding officer. To begin to develop into an embryo or higher form. hanger-on n. Ungracious. One who gives. To risk money or other possession on an event. gait n. grievance n. A person of expectant temperament. Noting a genus or kind. The military force stationed in a fort. grievous adj. habitual adj. a uniformed and armed police officer. Indicating source. A young goose. A tracer of pedigrees. Creating affliction. frowzy adj. glacial adj. To produce or cause to be. or the like. A faint. possession. The part of a nation's territory that abuts upon another country. A list. That may be measured. Current electricity. habitant n. happy-go-lucky adj. A member of a regiment composed of men of great stature. generalize v. furbish v. occasioned by some feeling of pain. gastronomy n. Of or pertaining to the animal reproductive organs. fungous adj. gallant adj. Improvident. glimmer n. gregarious adj. hale adj. gumption n. graceless adj. genealogy n. genitive adj. as for windows.

Consisting of dissimilar elements or ingredients of different kinds. To make bright or clear. or quantity. hard-hearted adj. hexapod adj. Involving the moving of water. Enmity. hesitation n. To make gentle or refined. A tirade. Reverential regard or worship. Having the voice harsh or rough.or nine-headed water-serpent slain by Hercules. huckster n. The seven. Having six angles. or relation. humbug n. Devastation. One who holds opinions contrary to the recognized standards or tenets of any philosophy. homonym n. Concordant in sound. Vacillating. illimitable adj. humiliate v. from parent to offspring. hypodermic adj. Boisterously merry. Pertaining to winter. illusion n. immaculate adj. Deviating from the normal form or standard type. A servile assistant and subordinate. Frigidly. as by false appearance. The state of being icy. Deceiving or tending to deceive. The branch of zoology that treats of fishes. Having a hairy covering. A foreigner who enters a country to settle there. icon n. immeasurable adj. ichthyology n. illusive adj. heptarchy n. ichthyosaurs n. hydroelectric adj. hosiery n. henpeck v. Congruity of the members or elements or parts. as animals. A word agreeing in sound with but different in meaning from another. hydraulic adj. hospitality n. hypnotize v. of the force exerted by water in motion. Birthright. as oil and water. hypotenuse n. To wet or moisten. extent. perplexity. hazard n. The act of plunging or dipping entirely under water or another fluid. To worry or harass by ill temper and petty annoyances. A misunderstanding attended by ill feeling. hypercritical adj. Odiously sinful. A philanthropist. hideous adj. hillock n. An image or likeness. immiscible adj. humanitarian n. heartrending adj. Disposed to treat strangers or guests with generous kindness. Passing naturally from parent to child. Not according to law. heretic n. hesitant adj. At variance with any commonly accepted doctrine or opinion. havoc n. illuminant n. Not full-grown. Unlikeness of constituent parts. horde n. hostility n. imminence n. hindmost adj.5000 Collegiate Words with Brief Definitions – Amass an Ivy League Vocabulary! EASY 7-CD Edition: All you have to do is listen 15 minutes a day for 4 weeks to absorb 5000 words. The branch of mechanics that treats of the dynamics of fluids. Lacking pity or sympathy. illegitimate adj. illogical adj. An unreal image presented to the senses. Appalling. imitator n. To produce a somnambulistic state in which the mind readily acts on suggestions. Dangerous and close at hand. homologous adj. ignominious adj. A small hill or mound. A use of words peculiar to a particular language. hoard v. herbivorous adj. imminent adj. Contrary to the rules of sound thought. Unlawfully begotten. To come into a country or region from a former habitat. hereditary adj. hemorrhoids n. That which may be used to produce light. Having the character of a herb. illiberal adj. make-up. Anything intended or calculated to deceive or mislead. To put to shame. hypnotism n. homogeneity n. hypocrite n. Feeding on herbs or other vegetable matter. ignoble adj. hygiene n. as in diving. iciness n. hoarse adj. Boundless. A figure with six angles. hypnosis n. A group of seven governments. A mental quality or habit peculiar to an individual. etc. immerse v. Pertaining to the area under the skin.. heteromorphic adj. hardihood n. homogeneous adj. imaginable adj. Impending evil or danger. icily adv. The branch of medical science that relates to improving health. A nervous affection occurring typically in paroxysms of laughing and crying. hydrostatics n. FreeVocabulary. pl. One who makes false professions of his views or beliefs. Protrusion of any internal organ in whole or in part from its normal position. Very great in degree. Pertaining to Ireland. hoodwink v. hibernal adj. Made up of similar parts or elements. The branch of science that treats of the pressure and equilibrium of fluids. illumine v. illicit adj. diseases. Faultfinding. A young cow. An opinion or doctrine subversive of settled beliefs or accepted principles. A collection of dried plants scientifically arranged for study. Low in character or purpose. Stingy. A fossil reptile. Tumors composed of enlarged and thickened blood-vessels. One who makes in imitation. heterogeneous adj. One who or that which foreruns and announces the coming of any person or thing. A pausing to consider. illegible adj. as in diving. head first adv. That can be imagined or conceived in the mind. immersion n. Vacillation. That which is made as a likeness or copy. Precipitately. Indefinitely extensive. A proposition taken for granted as a premise from which to reach a conclusion. Risk. An artificially induced somnambulistic state in which the mind readily acts on suggestion. as from a cold or fatigue. An instrument for determining the density of solids and liquids by flotation. hydrous adj. To plunge or dip entirely under water or other fluid. hydrometer n. herbaceous adj. A word agreeing in sound with but different in meaning from another. hussar n. Having six feet. + FREE Memory Course. hydra n. harass v. hawthorn n. imbroglio n. humanize v. heterodox adj. hypothesis n. hiatus n. idolize v. harmonious adj. A stocking. Transmission of physical or mental qualities. harbinger n. The side of a right-angled triangle opposite the right angle. Compassionate. imitation n. A thorny shrub much used in England for hedges. The mechanics of fluids. imbrue v. Cross-bred. hilarious adj. Thoughtless. heresy n. To regard with inordinate love or admiration. hirsute adj. Pertaining to electricity developed water or steam. immense adj. To trouble with importunities. A figure having seven sides and seven angles. An obstacle. heredity n. imaginary adj. hinder v. or its people. immature adj. Farthest from the front. illegal adj. hexagon n. hysteria n. hydrodynamics n. Tending to produce sleep. Discharge of blood from a ruptured or wounded blood-vessel. heterogeneity n. Without spot or blemish. To move with haste and promptness. illuminate v. Unlawful. or annoyances. hindrance n. henchman n. Foolish daring. Having little or no book-learning. Deceptive. immaterial adj. Very depressing. immigrate v. To supply with light. heifer n. hybrid adj. hydromechanics n. hexangular adj. imbibe v. A token fee or payment to a professional man for services. iconoclast n. hypnotic adj. Of no essential consequence. To deceive. Identical in nature. A gathered multitude of human beings. illusory adj. or strife. Irreligious. . An artificial trance-sleep. A break or vacancy where something necessary to supply the connection is wanting. idealize v. hospitable adj. Fancied. To gather and store away for the sake of accumulation. head foremost adv. heritage n. heedless adj. Extreme insincerity. A Greek epic poem describing scenes from the siege of Troy. hesitancy n. Iliad n. An image-breaker. idiom n. ill-natured adj. Fish-like. hernia n. The practice of receiving and entertaining strangers and guests with kindness. Undecipherable. at the lower end of the rectum. A light-horse trooper armed with saber and carbine. To obstruct. hustle v.com harangue n. illiterate adj. Hibernian adj. heptagon n. idiosyncrasy n. honorarium n. Surly. hypocrisy n. size. Precipitately. hemorrhage n. humane adj. cares. One who retails small wares. homage n. ichthyic adj. heathenish adj. Shameful. Watery. herbarium n. homophone n. Separating. heinous adj. To make to conform to some mental or imaginary standard. immigrant n. To drink or take in.

indignity n. or adjunct necessary or required. Silly. impoverish v. incisor n. impel v. passion. That can not be burned. imperceptible adj. inarticulate adj. Incapable of being forced. impulsive adj. indelible adj. Speechless. indigent adj. constrained. or compelled. The state of being white or glowing with heat. as of parts or ideas in thought.5000 Collegiate Words with Brief Definitions – Amass an Ivy League Vocabulary! EASY 7-CD Edition: All you have to do is listen 15 minutes a day for 4 weeks to absorb 5000 words. inaudible adj. impugn v. To endanger. indicant adj. The beginning. Small in quantity or importance. incompetent adj. incidentally adv. indigence n. incandescent adj. destroyed. especially one of little importance. impersonal adj. implausible adj. Freedom from punishment. indigestible adj. impatience n. incompetence n. A front or cutting tooth. Casual occurrence. Tainted. impure adj. impartial adj. incendiary n. Beginning. Awkward or slow. The yielding to inclination. indiscernible adj. imperil v. or expresses beginning. Imperceptible to the touch. Yielding to the desires or humor of oneself or those under one's care. Accidental. imperturbable adj. Want of power to apprehend. incipient adj. inconsiderable adj. immortalize v. impetuous adj. suitable. That can not be passed through or over. impudence n. or qualification. To be imminent. Irreverence toward God. That can not be perfected. impassible adj. Exempt. The act or practice of bringing from one country into another. Inexpedient. Unmerited contemptuous conduct or treatment. incipience n. improvise v. Steadfast. inchmeal adv. impersonate v. considered. incompressible adj. unseemly. impalpable adj.com immoral adj. inadmissible adj. imperative adj. To do anything extemporaneously or offhand. Implanted by nature. impunity n. part. That can not be taken by assault. elements. Poor. To be an obstacle or to place obstacles in the way of. incombustible adj. or removed. Discordant. insinuations. incomplete adj. That can not be turned aside. Not understandable. impropriety n. inaccurate adj. Insufficient. Incipient. Unpremeditated. Anything done or said on the impulse of the moment. impecunious adj. Untenable. incoercible adj. importunate adj. or demand. or occasion. indignant adj. inborn adj. Rudeness. indomitable adj. That which points out. + FREE Memory Course. or propensity in oneself or another. Not relating to a particular person or thing. or allowed. incoherent adj. incomparable adj. Impulsive. inactive adj. indulgent adj. Indisputable. induct v. etc. incentive n. improper adj. To cause to become less or worse. Unyielding. Without intention. inconvenient adj. Chemical or person who starts a fire-literally or figuratively. Promiscuous. Piecemeal. desire. impeccable adj. indolent adj. Vague. In a vague or uncertain way. and manage. place. indict v. That which begins. To rouse to a particular action. To harass with persistent demands or entreaties. To show or prove to be involved in or concerned implicit adj. Blameless. capacity. Not to be approved. That can not be described. Initial. understand. incessant adj. incapacity n. inadvertent adj. or difficult to digest. imprudent adj. incoherence n. indicator n. Unbiased. impend v. indigenous adj. implicate v. indistinct adj. impiety n. White or glowing with heat. Innate. or agreement. To signify. incinerate v. indigestion n. Characterized by irreverence or irreligion. impregnate v. That can not be destroyed. Inert. as to parts. impregnable adj. importation n. inconstant adj. or intellectual. Lacking wise judgment. inane adj. Incomprehensible. speech. Implied. Lacking some element. inadequate adj. impromptu n. imperfectible adj. incitement n. Resisting all attempts to reduce volume by pressure. indestructible adj. Rashness. indiscriminate adj. impetuosity n. A happening in general. inapprehensible adj. impute v. or accusations. Not logically coordinated. That can not be heard. Unsuitable for the time. immovable adj. To make pregnant. incite v. impersuadable adj. Poverty. Not moved or affected by feeling. That which moves the mind or inflames the passions. impermissible adj. To deprive of power. as testimony. inconsequential adj. Necessary or requisite for the purpose. Not plausible. Unconquerable. improvident adj. incompatible adj. Calm. To appear or act in the character of. Native. incontrovertible adj. impliable adj. Insisting on obedience. incapacitate v. moral. Unadvisable. Unchangeable. Want of connection. impulsion n. indiscreet adj. request. indulgence n. To assail with arguments. inanimate adj. Not feasible. or becoming. Not having the abilities desired or necessary for any purpose. Obligatory. Habitually inactive or idle. incident n. Indiscernible. Not permissible. as from disease. Not exactly according to the facts. Not appropriate. imply v. Having such anger and scorn as is aroused by meanness or wickedness. FreeVocabulary. immutable adj. Habitually engaged in licentious or lewd practices. Laziness. impracticable adj. To imprison. Contradictory. incongruous adj. indivertible adj. indefinitely adv. Destitute of animal life. inadvisable adj. or serves as an incentive or stimulus. inconceivable adj. To drive or urge forward. Unmoved by or not exhibiting feeling. impious adj. impetus n. Having no money. Beginning. importune v. imperious adj. or details. impotent adj. Heedless. Interfering with comfort or progress. That which moves to action. Impenetrable. immune adj. indolence n. Not digestible. indefensible adj. Impetus. To make indigent or poor. inchoative n. impassive adj. incidence n. Insolent disrespect. To cause to last or to be known or remembered throughout a great or indefinite length of time. inapt adj. Unceasing. impertinence n. Capable of being inferred. To find and declare chargeable with crime. Valueless. indescribable adj. physical. Urgent in character. inbred adj. To reduce to ashes. Not to be understood. General lack of capacity or fitness. incarcerate v. Destitute of or lacking in power. impassable adj. inaccessible adj. Changeable. impolitic adj. That can not be blotted out. Unwillingness to brook delays or wait the natural course of things. inceptive adj. impair v. inception n. Any impulse or incentive. competency. To bring in. incandescence n. Difficult of approach. inconsistent adj. To attribute. One who or that which points out. impervious adj. indispensable adj. effaced. or inappropriate. inchoate adj. indivisible adj. Lacking foresight or thrift. incomprehensible adj. Not perceptible. Not separable into parts. The state or quality of being unfit. impede v. Matchless. . Difficulty or failure in the alimentary canal in changing food into absorptive nutriment.

inhume v. Given to questioning. Intellectual discernment. . intensive adj. instill v. Savage. interminable adj. To introduce or strive to introduce new things. inestimable adj. intercession n. Causing nothing displeasing or disturbing. ingraft v. To examine formally by questioning. intention n. insurrection n. Insinuation. intermission n. Of unchangeable length or area. An official appointed to examine or oversee any matter of public interest or importance. innocuous adj. interact v. The state of being in active resistance to authority. insurgence n. instantaneous adj. Pride or haughtiness exhibited in contemptuous and overbearing treatment of others. insignificance n. To instill. A physical. infrequent adj. Shameful. infrequence n. ingenuity n. Ability to sway the will of another. intemperance n. A small body of water leading into a larger. The act of imbuing. ingratiate v. purpose. innuendo n. Forcible encroachment or trespass. To introduce. Lack of import or of importance. Measureless. A court or tribunal for examination and punishment of heretics. insistent adj. A single occurrence or happening of a given kind. Countless. inflammable adj. inquisitor n. A temporary discontinuance. as a dead body. Imperceptible. instructive adj. Urgency. inject v. insinuate v. introduce. Comprehensible. interdict n. Lack of or deficiency in experience. influential adj. as for vice. injunction n. Characterized by intelligence. Not suitable to be selected or chosen. Adding emphasis or force. Component. insomnia n. insuppressible adj. inexcusable adj. To mediate between persons. inhibit v. infuse v. To trespass upon. intellectual adj. Mandate. To be present in such numbers as to be a source of annoyance. initiate v. infallible adj. infirm adj. ingenious adj. inflammation n. or cleverness. ineligible adj. A morbid process in some part of the body characterized by heat. Working ill by slow and stealthy means. insular adj. The faculty of perception or thought. Invincible. inmost adj. intangible adj. frank. inherent adj. Total loss or destitution of honor or reputation. Unrelenting. ingratitude n. insipid adj. To cause to cease temporarily. or pouring in. Verbal interference. Conveying knowledge. or open in character or quality. interpolation n. Unadvisable. Evincing skill. To enter in a book. inimical adj. Candid. wasted. as in contrivance or arrangement. Capacity to know or understand. Having the power to sway the will of another. Impudent. Intrinsic. insatiable adj. swelling. To place in a detached state or situation. inquisition n. insufficient adj. insulate v. A recess. inspector n. Uprightness of character and soundness of moral principle. or state of being strained. intercessor n. intercept v. instigate v. Impenetrably mysterious or profound. Easily set on fire or excited. insecure adj. and pain. ingenuous adj. Uprising. inextensible adj. insufficiency n. inseparable adj. One who incites to evil. inland adj. Not fit or suitable. A very brief portion of time. Tasteless. Gross wrong or injustice. by injection. One who takes part in a conversation or oral discussion. or document. intercede v. Incapable of being concealed. interpose v. mental. Disloyalty. inlet n. Remote from the sea. infirmary n. To intoxicate. inexhaustible adj. To interrupt the course of. One who makes an investigation. inefficiency n. ingredient n. influence n. Rareness. inefficient adj. influx n. interrogate v. intelligible adj. instance n. infringe v. Being in a middle place or degree or between extremes. infamy n. inkling n. or moral weakness or flaw. or crime. inroad n. Inanimate. Low-priced. inhuman adj. That upon which the mind is set. To infuse. inedible adj. as of the appetites. So large or furnishing so great a supply as not to be emptied. or spent. or on a list. To hold back or in.com inebriate v. interposition n. infinity n. A hint. intermit v. The derivation of a judgment from any given material of knowledge on the ground of law. instigator n. inert adj. by writing. infidel n. To imply. infusion n. infernal adj. Entreaty in behalf of others. intension n. interlocutor n. Unsuitable or inconvenient. Authoritative act of prohibition. especially out of curiosity. Lacking the power of feeling or perceiving. interim n. as a fluid. To win confidence or good graces for oneself. force. roll. Exempt from error of judgment. inexperience n. That which does not accomplish an intended purpose. A person who makes intelligible the speech of a foreigner by oral translation. An action or event considered as coming between others of greater length. Not disposed to entertain strangers gratuitously. inoffensive adj. To set or implant deeply and firmly. Cleverness in contriving. Not good for food. infest v. Lacking in bodily or mental strength. interpreter n. Unutterable. That desires or craves immoderately or unappeasably. inquisitive adj. Unavoidable. infidelity n. inquire v. ineffable adj. inexpressible adj. FreeVocabulary. Unutterable. A mediator. insolent adj. inevitable adj. + FREE Memory Course. insidious adj. inexorable adj. Such as can not be made plain. Having no limit or end. inscrutable adj. To come between other things or persons. To ask information about. To provoke. or influence. especially as to time. inference n. infirmity n. insentient adj. The act of stringing or stretching. integrity n. insensible adj. Not assured of safety. Not accomplishing an intended purpose. To act reciprocally. inexpedient adj.5000 Collegiate Words with Brief Definitions – Amass an Ivy League Vocabulary! EASY 7-CD Edition: All you have to do is listen 15 minutes a day for 4 weeks to absorb 5000 words. intermittent adj. insolence n. Without importance. Adverse. inexpensive adj. insignificant adj. insurgent n. Sleeplessness. Not perceptible to the touch. Not to be justified. inexplicable adj. insistence n. Infusion. intelligence n. A coming between. inglorious adj. To place in the earth. To perform the first act or rite. Deepest within. Time between acts or periods. or originating. Boundless or immeasurable extension or duration. trouble. insuperable adj. inhospitable adj. inflexible adj. Inadequacy. Immoderate action or indulgence. insight n. inscribe v. Publicly branded or notorious. Harmless. or use. or inculcate. infamous adj. as in opinion or statement. innovate v. Insensibility to kindness. innumerable adj. inept adj. inherence n. instant n. Akin to or befitting hell or its occupants. One who denies the existence of God. or danger. That can not be separated. The state of being permanently existing in something. Pertaining to an island. intellect n. inopportune adj. Inadequate for some need. intermediate adj. originality. iniquity n. A place for the reception or treatment of the sick. One who takes part in forcible opposition to the constituted authorities of a place. as principles or qualities. Urgent. interlude n. That can not be altered or varied. combining. infinite adj. Uncommon. Above price. Done without perceptible lapse of time.

irony n. A council or assembly that deliberates in secret upon the affairs of government. invalid adj. A plot or scheme. Difficult to follow or understand. To keep a diary. invincible adj. Wrath. Characteristic of youth. or cogency. To call on for assistance or protection. That can not be refuted or disproved. The condition of being joined. literally or figuratively. invariable adj. intoxicate v. intramural adj. A low tract of land between hills. To look into. invulnerable adj. judicature n. especially for sacred things. Prone to anger. To insert. jeopardize v. irrelevant adj. To excite ill temper or impatience in. Serving to water lands by artificial means. Unwilling. A square of linen. Entrance. joust v. A mechanical. With no outward manifestation. intuition n. iridescent adj. intimacy n. A grain or seed. irk v. weight. irascible adj. intoxicant n. To separate from others of its kind. justification n. as land. One of a party in Great Britain in favor of spirited and demonstrative foreign policy. That can not be lessened. intricacy n. jaundice n. Pertaining to the throat. or pathological agent of inflammation. joint. One thousand watts. introspect v. jugglery n. exercise. irrational adj. Censure or ridicule under cover of praise or compliment. irreligious adj. To interfere for some end. Having no force. Succulent. A many-colored appearance. introspection n. Pertaining to the administration of justice. irritant n. Done or made in jest. juggle v. invalidate v. irreversible adj. junction n. To cause to become frightened. Occurring or situated within a cell. Change of order so that the first shall become last and the last first. Relating to or denoting equal intervals of time. involve v. used as a covering for the head or neck. jocose adj.com interrogative adj. jargon n. invective n. One who is disabled by illness or injury. Habitual. jurisdiction n. + FREE Memory Course. irreverential adj. inveigh v. To turn inside out. joggle n. itinerate v. physically or mentally. To imperil. Inherent. irksome adj. Incapable of being injured or disturbed. . extending to the anus. inundation n. That can not be broken or violated. To engage in a tilt with lances on horseback. or other material.000 meters. burning. irrigate v. Not possessed of reasoning powers or understanding. Luster. The act of observing and analyzing one's own thoughts and feelings. intricate adj. especially for sacred things. Having or marking equality of temperature. intersect v. Exultation. kernel n. intracellular adj. One who investigates. judicious adj. Close or confidential friendship. To turn within. or tension. That can not be restrained or kept down. Wandering. isochronous adj. Prudent. To play tricks of sleight of hand. or overcome. investor n. intrinsic adj. intolerance n. irritancy n. Perplexity. That can not be wounded or hurt. A question or inquiry. To utter vehement censure or invective. kilowatt n. The faculty by the exercise of which a deliberate conclusion is reached. judiciary n. An oven or furnace for baking. juncture n. inviolable adj. To cut through or into so as to divide. Confused. intestate adj. irritate v. Vindication. The art or practice of sleight of hand. intrepid adj. A morbid condition. introversion n. irruption n. juvenile adj. jovial adj. To wander from place to place. invaluable adj. intimidate v. FreeVocabulary. iota n. To come in without leave or license. To fill with an overflowing abundance. Not having made a valid will. intrude v. To make drunk. silk. irreverence n. To place close together. inversion n. jugular adj. Encroachment. jurisprudence n. Showing impatience or ill temper on little provocation. To animate. Inapplicable. isobar n. Assumed by law to exist. Exceedingly precious. Anything that unduly exhilarates or excites. Sudden invasion. as by an act of intrusion or trespass. invert v. junta n. Not to be conquered. intestacy n. One who invests money. chemical. intervale n. intestine n. That can not be rectified or made amends for. Preliminary. invidious adj. To draw into entanglement. An articulation. intolerable adj. The science of rights in accordance with positive law. A small or insignificant mark or part. Showing or expressing a deficiency of veneration. encroachment. Contrary in tendency or direction. ire n. The act of entering without warrant or invitation. The quality of producing vexation. itinerary n. Irrevocable. Having the nature or form of a question. usually complicated and intended to accomplish something by secret ways. isothermal adj. Showing or expressing a deficiency of veneration. involuntary adj. Flood. juicy adj. Fearless and bold.5000 Collegiate Words with Brief Definitions – Amass an Ivy League Vocabulary! EASY 7-CD Edition: All you have to do is listen 15 minutes a day for 4 weeks to absorb 5000 words. Quick at contrivance. due to obstructed excretion of bile or characterized by yellowing of the skin. intromit v. invoke v. A line joining points at which the barometric pressure is the same at a specified moment. inwardly adv. or exposure. pain. especially for sacred things. irritable adj. Instinctive knowledge or feeling. irreverent adj. Complication. A little island. irrefragable adj. Unchangeable. especially along a river. or drying industrial products. The condition resulting from one's dying not having made a valid will. by ditches or other artificial means. irrigant adj. juridical adj. isle n. inventive adj. Wearisome. That can not be successfully withstood or opposed. Merry. Lawful power or right to exercise official authority. inverse adj. judgment n. itinerant adj. upside down. inundate v. journalize v. Insufferable. iridescence n. A detailed account or diary of a journey. introgression n. judicial adj. The act of turning or directing inward. kerchief n. Inability or unwillingness to bear or endure. or fatigue. One thousand liters. isolate v. irradiate v. Jingo n. intolerant adj. vexation. jocular adj. or seam. To render clear and intelligible. juxtapose v. To harden or toughen by use. One who serves on a jury or is sworn in for jury duty in a court of justice. Showing or feeling envy. Bigoted. A length of 1. irrepressible adj. irresistible adj. irreparable adj. intervene v. irate adj. subdued. invigorate v. investigator n. juror n. kiln n. islet n. Anything kept or given to be kept for the sake of the giver. To water. Moved to anger. irrefrangible adj. interrupt v. interrogatory n. involution n. irresponsible adj. or reproach. invasion n. intrusion n. inure v. An utterance intended to cast censure. Situated within the walls of a city. kilometer n. That part of the digestive tube below or behind the stomach. To stop while in progress. An island. That department of government which administers the law relating to civil and criminal justice. Indifferent or opposed to religion. invalid n. To render of no force or effect. To afflict with pain. intrigue n. irreducible adj. irradiance n. jubilation n. introductory adj. Careless of or unable to meet responsibilities. unintelligible speech or highly technical speech. introvert v. inveterate adj. Distribution and administration of justice by trial and judgment. or in opposite direction. Exhibiting changing rainbow-colors due to the interference of the light. The quality showing or expressing a deficiency of veneration. kiloliter n. A sudden irregular shake or a push causing such a shake. Inclined to joke. keepsake n.

pl. loquacious adj. lode n. One of the wandering knights who in the middle ages went forth in search of adventure. locative adj. A field. FreeVocabulary. light-hearted adj. ligature n. loneliness n. likelihood n. The state of being dormant. Supple.5000 Collegiate Words with Brief Definitions – Amass an Ivy League Vocabulary! EASY 7-CD Edition: All you have to do is listen 15 minutes a day for 4 weeks to absorb 5000 words. Pertaining to. laundress n. The science of correct thinking. A small article. That which exerts. To deliver the amount or value of. Following the exact words. kingship n. longevity n. leniency n. lax adj. lordling n. liqueur n. That makes or enacts laws. Rather late. At a subsequent time. lapse n. to prevent overflow. loch n. liquefy v. That which binds objects together. litigious adj. Relaxed. A covering for the leg. as seen from a distance or an elevation. To plunder. Lawful. more for ornament that use. etc. listless adj. knavery n. linguistics n. licit adj. lacerate v. A dictionary. A little lass. To make light by fermentation. leaven v. High praise. Justly or legally responsible. . ligneous adj. Nimble. kinsfolk n. Falling behind. liniment n. A probability. An alcoholic cordial sweetened and flavored with aromatic substances. formed by crossing or interlacing strips or bars. Chivalry. leaflet n. laddie n. A petty king. To make or enact a law or laws. The secretion of milk. logician n. An embankment beside a river or stream or an arm of the sea. To set free or release from bondage.com kimono n. landmark n. limitation n. literature n. ladle n. A ritual. loot v. lithotype n. later adv. especially one of picturesque effect. Of the nature of a line. A lake. The written or printed productions of the human mind collectively. leonine adj. as a whale. litigate v. liturgy n. legislative adj. liquor n. logic n. Any large animal. Like a lion.bearing vein. Prolonged sluggishness of body or mind. legislate v. To wash or bathe. laureate adj. An expert reasoner. A lad. Stead. Black-and-blue. lieu n. Lasting or continuous through life. legacy n. Relatives. lateral adj. lithe adj. leviathan n. legging n. locomotion n. The science of languages. Not stringent or energetic. lackadaisical adj. or serves for binding or tying. languor n. Defamation. landlord n. Directed toward the side. In engraving. lexicographer n. The making of dictionaries. or containing praise. liberalism n. left-handed adj. laudation n. Quarrelsome. A legislator. ligament n. lethargy n. To tear rudely or raggedly. lave v. To praise in words or song. lascivious adj. Royal state. A small insect parasitic on and sucking the blood of mammals. or just. lifetime n. A restriction. latish adj. A lake or loch. as security for a debt or charge. labyrinth n. Openwork of metal or wood. knight errant n. Inattentive. Solitude. latency n. Means of subsistence. as dough. laudatory adj. licentious adj. Characterized by lust or lasciviousness. an etched stone surface for printing. The act or power of moving from one place to another. Of. and significance of words. Unusually prolonged life. knighthood n. lexicography n. Pertaining to milk. lodgment n. liner n. Anything that constricts. lingo n. lithesome adj. especially with the hands. history. A man who owns and lets a tenement or tenements. proper. Having a kind and sympathetic nature. Toilsome. A rural view. The state or condition of knowing how to read and write. levy v. Washerwoman. liking n. lien n. louse n. That side or direction toward which the wind blows. leisure n. lifelong adj. A non-coherent mixture of sand and clay. likely adj. A maze. lifelike adj. One who is acquainted with several languages. The tongue. Deceitfulness in dealing. leeward n. Free from care. laud v. littoral adj. Accordance with law. lenient adj. Frivolity. liable adj. Language. lactic adj. latent adj. Listless. the principal outer garment in Japan. or of the origin. A liquid preparation for rubbing on the skin in cases of bruises. A little leaf or a booklet. To convert into a liquid or into liquid form. Having power to open or loosen the bowels. intended for dipping up and pouring liquids. Fondness. A loose robe. lactation n. livelihood n. as a mark of distinction. lough n. Using the left hand or arm more dexterously than the right. To mix and work into a homogeneous mass. loam n. knead v. expressing. liege adj. liberate v. One who consumes time idly. A print made by printing from stone. lawgiver n. A party to a lawsuit. as contused flesh. Not harsh. lewd adj. lexicon n. laxative adj. litigant n. Possessing a liquefying nature or power. To impose and collect by force or threat of force. A member of an ancient Roman legion or of the modern French Legion of Honor. Pertaining to the use of the tongue in utterance. That may be read with ease. pertaining to. Lassitude of body or depression. To abominate. Praiseworthy. libel n. literal adj. lithograph n. legislator n. To cause to become the subject-matter of a suit at law. lacteal adj. literacy n. + FREE Memory Course. A vessel belonging to a steamship-line. A cup-shaped vessel with a long handle. liquefacient adj. Having the texture of appearance of wood. Having the sanction of law or established custom. lever n. A bequest. lawmaker n. legible adj. landscape n. or through which one may exert great power. landholder n. kind-hearted adj. Any alcoholic or intoxicating liquid. Milky. or the place where or wherein an action occurs. Realistic. Plausible. Lustful. One who makes dictionaries. A little lord. linear adj. levity n. A legislator. A familiar object in the landscape serving as a guide to an area otherwise easily lost track of. legalize v. legitimate adj. levee n. languid adj. Dormant. kingling n. linguist n. laborious adj. Opposition to conservatism. Crowned with laurel. legitimacy n. laudable adj. A legal claim or hold on property. lingua n. liquidate v. A somewhat continuous unstratified metal. Indicating place. Landowner. livid adj. lingual adj. logical adj. lassie n. inflammation. loiterer n. laggard adj. or living on a shore. To give the authority of law to. lea n. knickknack n. lattice n. Forbearance. Sovereign. Capable of or characterized by clear reasoning. The act of furnishing with temporary quarters. legionary n. The time that life continues. Wanton. A lawgiver. Averse. Talkative. loathe v. Spare time. loath adj. fastening with a sash. A slight deviation from what is right.

Martian adj. Pertaining to war or military operations. magician n. makeup n. Pertaining or peculiar to a mother or to motherhood. Indian corn: usually in the United States called simply corn. maltreat v. as buildings. Alluring by false or gaudy show. a person raving with madness. maniac n. matinee n. as distinguished from merely directory. Rudely. luxuriate v. lurid adj. matter of fact n. Of or pertaining to the sea or matters connected with the sea. luminous adj. A place or structure dangerous to human life. matrix n. lyre n. luminary n. as a path or roadway. about a fireplace. Untruthfulness. To set free from bondage. permanently. A public declaration. mesmerize v. A painted or sculptured representation of the Virgin. especially a chronic or deep-seated one. FreeVocabulary. A substance possessing or reputed to possess curative or remedial properties. mawkish adj. Belonging or relating to or descriptive of the middle ages. The quality of giving or radiating light. A threat. Madonna n. melodrama n. The long hair growing upon and about the neck of certain animals. maleficent adj. mealy-mouthed adj. especially the murdering. martial adj. Mischievous. or uses metal-working tools. Expressive of positive command. Ill will. wealth. One who makes or repairs machines. mercantile adj. mechanics n. Despondent. mandatory adj. Disposed to pity and forgive. and sweating. Grand or majestic in appearance. Pertaining to Mars. To speak evil of. mentor n. malignant adj. The turning or revolving of a subject in the mind. luxuriance n. Highly profitable. melodious adj. A command. A person engaged in manufacturing as a business. Amiable. Submission to death or persecution for the sake of faith or principle. To live sumptuously. A cloak. manufacturer n. The unnecessary and indiscriminate killing of human beings. Laughable. marvel v. fever. Emancipation. malevolent adj. A wooden hammer. low-spirited adj. macadamize v. Ordinary. . Importance. mantle n. lowly adv. The parts of a machine or engine. Having an air of authority. malign v. Insanity. mastery n. luminescence n. meager adj. taken collectively. meander v. Rich. manumission n. sometimes richly ornamented. material n. roughly. One who injures another. To wind and turn while proceeding in a course. To put ashore and abandon (a person) on a desolate coast or island. magistracy n. maharaja n. A souvenir. manliness n. The attainment of superior skill. Constant or excessive adherence to one manner. The facing. mendicant n. with regularly arranged stones. resolution. Giving or radiating light. magnetize v. maize n. A tomb of more than ordinary size or architectural pretensions. The killing. or action. The whole of any sphere or department of nature or knowledge to which man is related. quality. especially to do so falsely and severely. Abundant or superabundant in growth. maritime adj. magnificence n. mercenary adj. Interfering. Foolishly and tearfully affectionate. memento n. Cruel. lyric adj. + FREE Memory Course. The exhibition of greatness of action. materialize v. Afraid to express facts or opinions plainly. An insane person. Untrue. mead n. meditation n. manifesto n. Of considerable bulk and weight. Of or pertaining to the middle. as the horse and the lion. lying n. An entertainment (especially theatrical) held in the daytime. as of action or conduct. The branch of physics that treats the phenomena caused by the action of forces. mausoleum n. Evil in nature or tending to do great harm or mischief. Sweetly or smoothly flowing. A social party composed of persons masked and costumed so as to be disguised. lunar adj. To make better or improve. A collection of wild animals. A meadow. The calling down of a curse or curses. matricide n. maroon v. Virginity. malaria n. guide. magnanimous adj. medicine n. magnificent adj. That which supports or sustains. meretricious adj. massacre n. A wise and faithful teacher. The arrangements or combination of the parts of which anything is composed. malevolence n. Noteworthy. A fever characterized by alternating chills. Greedy merciful adj. Excessive or superfluous growth or quantity. To make a magnet of. mandate n. as in quality or social or physical condition. Fitted for expression in song. mantel n. explanation or defense of intentions. usually with the infant Jesus. maudlin adj. Any physical disease or disorder. One of the heavenly bodies as a source of light. merciless adj. intellect. Shining. The moon. or motives. ludicrous adj. One of the most ancient of stringed instruments of the harp class. maneuver v. Intellectuality. macrocosm n. That of which anything is composed or may be constructed. including the usual shelf above it. Showing increase. A person of rank or importance. especially when kept for exhibition. man-trap n. mentality n. Characterized by a sweet succession of sounds. malady n. The landed estate of a lord or nobleman. maternal adj. masonry n. style. luminosity n. mellifluous adj. mendacious adj. A body possessing that peculiar form of polarity found in nature in the lodestone. lucid adj. madden v. man-eater n. A beggar. masquerade n. magnitude n. manumit v. maintenance n. or power. mediate v. manlike adj. manor n. Sickening or insipid. To make adroit or artful moves: manage affairs by strategy. sweet. lustrous adj. The union of a man and a woman in marriage. Conducted or acting on business principles. malleable adj. menace n. mania n. magnate n. A drama with a romantic story or plot and sensational situation and incidents. luscious adj. unkindly. Situated on or near the sea. A principle accepted as true and acted on as a rule or guide. or temporarily. memorable adj. maze n. machinist n. Showing increase of light. as bravery. To hold or preserve in any particular state or condition. To inflame with passion. with small broken stone. A large medal. Wishing evil to others. lunacy n. Something that has actual and undeniable existence or reality. To be astonished and perplexed because of (something). maxim n. malediction n. and delicious. making announcement. The art or work of constructing. massive adj. To cover or pave. commercial. scanty. maidenhood n. Like a man. That which contains and gives shape or form to anything. of one's mother. medley n. maintain v. Mentally sound. medieval adj. The qualities characteristic of a true man. Pertaining to the moon. meliorate v. mannerism n. luxuriant adj. To hypnotize. etc. etc. To treat ill. magisterial adj. either the Roman god of war or the planet. To effect by negotiating as an agent between parties. A sorcerer. lunatic n. malefactor n. luminescent adj. character. medial adj. or peculiarity. martyrdom n. magnet n. meddlesome adj. Pliant. machinery n. A superior production. lune n. or abusively. menagerie n. matrimony n. medallion n. A great Hindu prince.com lovable adj.. masterpiece n. mane n. Ghastly and sensational. mallet n. and friend. An animal that devours human beings. mediocre adj. Mental unsoundness. malcontent n. walls. The office or dignity of a magistrate.5000 Collegiate Words with Brief Definitions – Amass an Ivy League Vocabulary! EASY 7-CD Edition: All you have to do is listen 15 minutes a day for 4 weeks to absorb 5000 words. One who is dissatisfied with the existing state of affairs. Generous in treating or judging others. A labyrinth. marine adj. lucrative adj. A composition of different songs or parts of songs arranged to run as a continuous whole. To take perceptible or substantial form.

To vary in tone. metronome n. An expressive word or pithy sentence enunciating some guiding rule of life. minion n. modify v. momentary adj. On the point of dying. militant adj. mitigate v. missile n. To manage badly. moratorium n. Transition of the soul of a human being at death into another body. An instrument for indicating and marking exact time in music. FreeVocabulary. Fond of tricks. To make milder or more endurable. midsummer n. monsieur n. Lacking clearness misunderstand v. misnomer n. metempsychosis n. To cast off. Temperance. Pertaining to a chief city. millet n. An optical effect looking like a sheet of water in the desert. mollify v. zeal. moccasin n. morale n. Government by a single. . Having courage or spirit. A French title of respect. A character consisting of two or more letters interwoven into one. Biting. A figure of speech in which one object is likened to another. monition n. minority n. or habitat to another. Very significant. either the capital or the largest or most important city of a state. metaphysics n. misdeed n. miscreant n. An instrument for assisting the eye in the vision of minute objects or features of objects. as by wraps. A story or drama told or performed by one person. momentous adj. mountainous adj. monocracy n. thrown or intended to be thrown. Full of or abounding in mountains. muddle v. monastery n. monotony n. who are enrolled and drilled in temporary military organizations. monetary adj. Misfortune. The junction of two bodies at an equally divided angle. and lustrous. Evil conduct. monotonous adj. An element that forms a base by combining with oxygen. To put into a wrong place. A service. miter n. morbid adj. Much smaller than reality or that the normal size. Ridicule. equivalent to Mr. misty adj. To give a wrong impression. Anything unnaturally huge or distorted. feathers. miscount v. misbehavior n. metric adj. whether human or beast. A very small amount. A change. mislay v. especially a weapon. A foot-covering made of soft leather or buckskin. militia n. To confuse or becloud. Hatred of mankind. To Take in a wrong sense. A villain. A ditch on the outside of a fortress wall. The book containing the service for the celebration of mass. and sir. A lack of variety. misinterpret v. monotone n. A writer on ethics. monarchy n. + FREE Memory Course. Friendly counsel given by way of warning and implying caution or reproof. Wandering. An unlucky accident. misrepresent v. mettle n. mimic v. as hair. To reduce to the smallest possible amount or degree. monolith n. A message in writing. metaphor n. etc. especially with or as with drink. microscopy n. As much as can be or is usually put into the or exercise. Hating mankind. militarism n. courage. The art of examing objects with the microscope. misanthropy n. The art or science of extracting a metal from ores. Wandering. midwife n. Adapted to or characterized by minute observation. sovereign ruler. monograph n. monopoly n. Unchanging and tedious. mouthful n. The smaller in number of two portions into which a number or a group is divided. mordant adj.5000 Collegiate Words with Brief Definitions – Amass an Ivy League Vocabulary! EASY 7-CD Edition: All you have to do is listen 15 minutes a day for 4 weeks to absorb 5000 words. Hatred of marriage. misdemeanor n. mountaineer n. misrule v. pitch or other quality of sound. Any structure or sculpture in stone formed of a single piece. The habit of pairing. migrant adj. A word of one syllable. monologue n. modulate v. mischievous adj. mien n. monitory n. mettlesome adj. To behave ill. misbehave v. moralist n. To deaden the sound of. misanthropic adj. metropolitan adj. To render virtuous. militate v. metaphysical adj. molt v. Lasting but a short time. metaphysician n. moribund adj. or unskillfully. To regard with suspicion or jealousy. moderation n. region. or faith. To have weight or influence (in determining a question). Government by a single person. A passing from one form or shape into another. A distance in miles. mongrel n. The presiding officer of a meeting. migrate v. metallurgy n. A figure of speech that consists in the naming of a thing by one of its attributes. monogamy n. To misplace. misadventure n. micrometer n. mulatto n. morose adj. To soothe. An instrument for measuring very small angles or dimensions. morality n. modification n. mishap n. To apportion. Of a warlike or combative disposition or tendency. An emergency legislation authorizing a government suspend some action temporarily. the science of organic forms. A chief city. A grass cultivated for forage and cereal. microscope n. A treatise discussing a single subject or branch of a subject. missive n. muffle v. A policy of maintaining great standing armies. Fashionable. A state of mind with reference to confidence. as a commodity. One skilled in metaphysics. misogamy n. To make somewhat different. To make a mistake in counting. The control of a thing. mockery n. microcosm n. microphone n. A woman who makes a business of assisting at childbirth. The sameness or monotony of utterance. moat n. minutia n. and the like. mobocracy n. The world or universe on a small scale. mirage n. A dwelling-place occupied in common by persons under religious vows of seclusion. To misunderstand. pl. is usually hard. or having but one mate. A small or unimportant particular or detail. To misgovern. by speaking as if the other. collectively. microscopic adj. The middle of the summer. heavy. misogyny n. To remove or pass from one country. A ray of moonlight. Any object. Exceedingly small in extent or quantity. A person given to saving and hoarding unduly. modernity n. The galaxy. Ill or improper behavior. Admonition or warning. Those citizens. mismanage v. mordacious adj. metropolis n. momentum n. To imitate the speech or actions of. moonbeam n. Biting or giving to biting. Financial. moralize v. monomania n. Virtue. mistrust v. or particle. to enable a person to raise its price. Courage. metal n. miniature adj. An apparatus for magnifying faint sounds. To misunderstand. To make characteristic of the present or of recent times. meticulous adj. modernize v. minimize v. moderator n. Hatred of women. The principles of philosophy as applied to explain the methods of any particular science. Philosophical. mileage n. Over-cautious. mete v. monogram n. Composed of heterogeneous or inharmonious elements. mite n. portion. One who travels among or climbs mountains for pleasure or exercise. An impetus. misuse v. migratory adj. as by smelting. minute adj. Caused by or denoting a diseased or unsound condition of body or mind. Gloomy. A servile favorite. A wrong or improper act. motley adj. A name wrongly or mistakenly applied. mnemonics n. misplace v.com messieurs n. inflection. A system of principles and formulas designed to assist the recollection in certain instances. The unreasonable pursuit of one idea. Milky Way n. morphology n. The external appearance or manner of a person. missal n. modish adj. motto n. usually initials of a name. misapprehend v. miser n. The offspring of a white person and a black person. monosyllable n. The state or character of being modern. ministration n. Any religious ceremonial. ministry n. Relating to measurement. The progeny resulting from the crossing of different breeds or varieties. Lawless control of public affairs by the mob or populace. metonymy n. improperly. metamorphosis n. To maltreat. monstrosity n. small crime. Gentlemen.

nefarious adj. obituary adj. negligent adj. obsequious adj. obelisk n. oblique adj. nowadays adv. Anything that presents a system of cross. nonpareil n. or to its corporate or local government. obsequies n. That which is indispensably requisite to an end desired. The act or process of change. Pertaining to one's birth. That which annoys. Neolithic adj. Having many shapes. Having nutritious properties. Loathsome. network n. niggardly adj. A connection with a particular nation. A new or revived paganism. To hold to the fulfillment of duty. negligence n. necessary adj. A short novel. seamen. Recently hatched. One who professes direct divine illumination. To excite sensations of uneasiness or displeasure in. Of or peculiar to Normandy. neo-Latin n. Very offensive. To disfigure. Exhibiting or indicating omission. A central point or part about which matter is aggregated. neurology n. Pertaining to the nerves or nervous system. Not residing within a given jurisdiction.lines. The act of denying or of asserting the falsity of a proposition. nationality n. In the present time or age. nestling adj. needlework n. mutilate v. nominal adj. nevertheless conj. Modernized Latin. nit n. objective adj. negligee n. mystic n. muster n. Capable of commercial navigation.com muleteer n. nectarine n. Impassive to feelings of humanity or pity. Embroidery. narrative n. An assemblage or review of troops for parade or inspection. The whole body of legends cherished by a race concerning gods and heroes. . or delivery. nutritive adj. the death of part of the body. volatile. That which nourishes. novellette n. Clamorous. Detestable. mundane adj. or navigation. fabled to have fallen in love with his reflection. nominee n. The depression on the abdomen where the umbilical cord of the fetus was attached. Omission of that which ought to be done. noiseless adj. neocracy n. That which does not exist. A fictitious narrative presented as historical. A person or thing of little or no account. Made of or from oak. oblivion n. Pertaining to the nose. particularly to the sense of smell. nowhere adv. The act of artfully perplexing. narrow-minded adj. narrate v. Extraordinarily generous. A loose gown worn by women. or irritates. nil n. Stingy. nauseous adj. nebula n. needy adj. Of or pertaining to number. mutiny n. Darwinism as modified and extended by more recent students. An orderly continuous account of the successive particulars of an event. in northern France. nondescript adj. but having duties other than that of fighting. Norman adj. noxious adj. nocturnal adj. An affection of the stomach producing dizziness and usually an impulse to vomit nauseate v. especially to the marriage ceremony. necrosis n. Any scheme or recipe of a charlatan character. or relies upon meditation to acquire truth. nomad adj. Exceedingly fat. nugatory adj. necessity n. Worldly. nonentity n. Of or pertaining to the night. nucleus n. nasal adj. mystification n. To deny. In no place or state. mutation n. To cause to disappear. navigate v. Neither masculine nor feminine. nettle v. narration n. Pertaining to ships. neophyte adj. FreeVocabulary. A giving characterized by generous motives and extraordinary liberality. To designate as a candidate for any office. mythology n. the condition of being manifold or very various. nameless adj. Pertaining to the later stone age. A mule-driver. One who receives a nomination. The process of fostering or promoting growth. numeration n. The act of recounting the particulars of an event in the order of time or occurrence. Hurtful. Having the character of a beginner. Slanting. neutral adj. + FREE Memory Course. negligible adj. Indispensably requisite or absolutely needed to accomplish a desired result. nautical adj. usually monumental or commemorative. Perceptible. A beginner in any business or occupation. Having no fame or reputation. necessitate v. A state of mind indicating lack of interest. naphtha n. To adjust cozily in snug quarters. nectar n. A light. Any especially sweet and delicious drink. obdurate adj. A square shaft with pyramidal top. oaken adj. One who narrates anything. neology n. A slight degree of difference in anything perceptible to the sense of the mind. obliterate v. municipal adj. To render indispensable. noisy adj. Notwithstanding. Having no fixed abode. paints. Light and quick in motion or action. noisome adj. negotiable v. objector n. Of or pertaining to a town or city. Nemesis n. The son of the Athenian river-god Cephisus. A gaseous body of unorganized stellar substance. numerical adj. obesity n. municipality n. or for numbering off. said of lines. neural adj. negate v. non-existent n. norm n. but without any basis of fact. nurture n. A published notice of a death. The state of being normal. Belonging to or under control of neither of two contestants. naval adj. neuter adj. An advocate of the doctrine that nothing either exists or can be known. noticeable adj. myth n. Of or pertaining to marriage. Being in need. nude adj. neopaganism n. The act or art of reading or naming numbers. Silent. nomination n. necropolis n. One who objects. multiform adj. nutriment n. nonchalance n. Naked. Of or pertaining to Sir Isaac Newton. nomic adj. or poverty. vexes. obese adj. neo-Darwinsim n. nausea n. want. narrator n. Characterized by illiberal views or sentiments. (no longer acceptable to use) nihilist n. Nothing nimble adj. nunnery n. Newtonian adj. myriad n. The state of having passed out of the memory or of being utterly forgotten. nestle v. nostrum n. divinity of chastisement and vengeance. Longer than broad: applied most commonly to rectangular objects considerably elongated obnoxious adj. notorious adj. novice n. A city of the dead. nominate v. the English philosopher. According to the usual order of things. Showing a servile readiness to fall in with the wishes or will of another. navigable adj. as to a proposition. To bargain with others for an agreement. Indescribable. Funeral rites. negation n.5000 Collegiate Words with Brief Definitions – Amass an Ivy League Vocabulary! EASY 7-CD Edition: All you have to do is listen 15 minutes a day for 4 weeks to absorb 5000 words. The egg of a louse or some other insect. inflammable oil used as a solvent. The science of the nervous system. multiplicity n. Unfavorably known to the general public. non-resident adj. or appearances. nuance n. Hemp-fiber obtained by untwisting and picking out loosely the yarns of old hemp rope. obligatory adj. non-combatant n. Grasping and representing facts as they are. Trivial. nuptial adj. necromancer n. One who practices the art of foretelling the future by means of communication with the dead. Government administered by new or untried persons. A goddess. A convent for nuns. endorsement. To traverse by ship. A variety of the peach. oakum n. as in manufacture of Narcissus n. A district enjoying municipal government. Wicked in the extreme. A list of persons who have died in a certain place or time. Transferable by assignment. neglectful adj. naturally adv. obligate v. oblong adj. colorless. natal adj. The coining or using of new words or new meanings of words. Having no power or force. Pertaining to ships. To tell a story. A model. necrology n. Rebellion against lawful or constituted authority. Excessive fatness. as for a treaty or transfer of property. normalcy n. as opposed to spiritual or celestial. munificent adj. Apt to omit what ought to be done. munificence n. navel n. A vast indefinite number. One attached to the army or navy. measure. or ruling. Usual or customary. One who or that which is of unequaled excellence. nuisance n. To cause to loathe. The act or ceremony of naming a man or woman for office. Binding in law or conscience.

ordeal n. overpass v. A note at this interval above or below any other. overpower v. conscience. obtrude v. Affluence. outright adv. overleap v. overeat v. To last longer than. Intermeddling with what is not one's concern. One who works with or controls some machine or scientific apparatus. A general name for all kinds of weapons and their appliances used in war. especially of passion in an individual. or sport. To cause or constitute the beginning or first stage of the existence of. To overtax the strength of. especially a fragrant one. Having or determined by right angles. + FREE Memory Course. Occident n. as an objection or difficulty. outlive v. oddity n. oculist n. Tending to be pushed or to push oneself into undue prominence. To kiss. obstinacy n. optic n. original adj. omission n. ornate adj. The form of lyric poetry anciently intended to be sung. One rejected and despised. obstruct v. officiate v. opprobrium n. To absorb. Uttered through the mouth. A violent issue. Pertaining to the eye or vision. An assault. To surpass in importance or excellence. To extend. ordnance n. Quick to notice. A fatty preparation with a butter-like consistency in which a medicinal substance exists. Something that branches off from the parent stock. A conclusion or judgment held with confidence. of more than one act. struggle. observatory n. as a gas by a metal. Ornamented to a marked degree. of or pertaining to the sense of smell. outrageous adj. outdo v. ossify v. obsolete adj. obsolescent adj. outreach v. or collection of paper in which the sheets are so folded as to make eight leaves. Measurement of the powers of vision. odorous adj. generally taken from the Scriptures. etc. Of barbarous. A detachment of troops stationed at a distance from the main body to guard against surprise. To deliver an elaborate or formal public speech. To pay or reward in excess. outride v. The art of public speaking. To put in action and supervise the working of. obstetrician n. octagon n. Radically different or contrary in action or movement. Holding the commonly accepted faith. obtrusive adj. Existing but not immediately perceptible. either wholly or in part. Impervious to light. To leap beyond. ode n. A border region. strength. A gross infringement of morality or decency. operative adj. Active. opinion n. second. Favorable or advantageous chance or opening. optician n. usually so large a dose of a medicine that its effect is toxic. onerous adj. A vehement or loud cry or clamor. A person of between eighty and ninety years. A feeling of extreme repugnance. One who holds supremacy over another. as an emblem of peace. Having or diffusing an odor or scent. out-of-the-way adj. especially an agreeable one. origin n. A demon or monster that was supposed to devour human beings. overdo v. especially of troops. discussion. A building designed for systematic astronomical observations. onus n. A humorous play in dialogue and music. Hindrance. FreeVocabulary. as first. opposite adj. To turn the front or principal side of (a thing) toward any person or object. outstretch v. or liberty of choosing. A happening. outcast n. A traditional form or customary act. An important event or celebration. operetta n. ordinal n. outlaw n. opulent adj. Entirely. Eating or living upon food of all kinds indiscriminately. One versed or skilled in treating diseases of the eye. Hateful. option n. Not copied nor produced by imitation. as of something that has been pent up or restrained. A tenant in possession of property. A book. A sudden and violent breaking forth. orthogonal adj. One who makes or deals in optical instruments or eye-glasses. An eccentricity. optimism n. orgies n. offhand adv. out-and-out adv. . odoriferous adj. as in society or politics. orthodox adj. Shocking in conduct. omniscience n. ostracism n. To reach or go beyond. A display dictated by vanity and intended to invite applause or flattery. orthodoxy n. To gain supremacy or victory over by superior power. An excessive dose. overpay v. ought v. osculate v. olfactory adj. especially socially.com observance n. outlandish adj. To clear away or provide for. Wild or wanton revelry. To exclude from public or private favor. opportunist n. odious adj. obstetrics n. Anything that severely tests courage. Farther or more distant. Portentous. oratory n. To be under moral obligation to be or do. Unlimited or infinite knowledge. orate v. third. A portion of a structure which projects or hangs over. A burden or responsibility. onset n. A consecration to the ministry. outrage n. Possessed of unlimited and universal power. oust v. Passing out of use. To fill with impediments so as to prevent passage. An elaborate or formal public speech. said. occurrence n. outburst n. omnivorous adj. ogre n. Genuinely. A practitioner of midwifery. Without preparation. The beginning of that which becomes or is made to be. To act as an officer or leader. onrush n. Remotely situated. overdose n. odium n. oratorio n. The property of combined refraction and reflection of light. outbreak n. Exclusion from intercourse or favor. opponent n. Relating to the correcting or preventing of deformity orthopedist n. opulence n. The branch of medical science concerned with the treatment and care of women during pregnancy. octavo n. and unfamiliar aspect or action. as a river. Onset. A figure with eight sides and eight angles. arising from conceit or the desire to have one's own way. The condition or process of gradually falling into disuse. outweigh v. omniscient adj. opportunity n. To surpass. Characterized by unlimited or infinite knowledge. olive-branch n. ominous adj. Stubborn adherence to opinion. or done at the right moment. optics n. One who delivers an elaborate or formal speech. outrigger n. Omnipotent adj. Exclusion. The state of being scornfully reproached or accused of evil. The right. officious adj. Acceptance of the common faith. orator n. overproduction n. One who takes advantage of circumstances to gain his ends. oral adj. octogenarian adj. uncouth. A composition for solo voices. observant adj. ocular adj. Wealthy. operate v. opalescence n. offshoot n. and all that is connected with sight. The science that treats of light and vision. power. obvert v. obstruction n. obviate v. ointment n. obstreperous adj. Excessive production. A part built or arranged to project beyond a natural outline for support. or of dislike and disgust. outcry n. and orchestra. upon an enemy or fortification. One who supports the opposite side in a debate. omnipotence n. The countries lying west of Asia and the Turkish dominions. oration n. operator n. To pass across or over. Unlimited and universal power. occult adj. A branch of the olive-tree. To continue to exist after. obsolescence n. considered in relation to that other. octave n. To eat to excess. as distinguished from the actual owner. To swing back and forth. A violent onset. chorus. To eject. One who practices the correcting or preventing of deformity oscillate v. outskirt n. onslaught n. Boisterous. to convert into bone. The view that everything in nature and the history of mankind is ordered for the best. ostracize v. That form of the numeral that shows the order of anything in a series. opportune adj. occasion n. resulting in smoky tints. optometry n. outstrip v. overhang n. To go beyond. Burdensome or oppressive. outlast v. off adj.5000 Collegiate Words with Brief Definitions – Amass an Ivy League Vocabulary! EASY 7-CD Edition: All you have to do is listen 15 minutes a day for 4 weeks to absorb 5000 words. orthopedic adj. originate v. occupant n. occlude v. opaque adj. Having an odor. patience. Especially fit as occurring. ordination n. outpost n. overlord n. Of or pertaining to the eye. ostentation n. To be pushed or to push oneself into undue prominence. To ride faster than. as a word. A habitual lawbreaker. but falling short of positive knowledge. No longer practiced or accepted.

with five angles and five sides. A worshiper of false gods. Love and devotion to one's country. palatial adj. pact n. participant n. overthrow v. An instrumental prelude to an opera. Essential likeness. peccant adj. pantheism n. pauper n. parliament n. penitential adj. peerless adj. FreeVocabulary. pantoscope n. An open structure for temporary shelter. parricide n. paramour n. patriotism n. Sign-language. Having the spirit or sentiment of rural life. A brief treatise or essay. peccable adj. upon which artists lay their colors for painting. A person to whom money has been or is to be paid. pentahedron n. Of or pertaining to the city of Paris. Derived from the same root or primitive word. pagan n. The murder of a parent. or intellectual force. Miscellaneous articles of equipment or adornment. Petulant. A member of a degraded class. To cast into the shade or render insignificant by comparison. palsy n. penetrate v. parley v. The department of medical science that relates to the treatment of diseases of pedigree n. peddle v. papyrus n. partition n. To compose or issue pamphlets. participate v. overtone n. parable n. overrun v. A harmonic. pedestal n. written or spoken. Indigence. pendant n. The worship of nature for itself or its beauty. paralyze v. payee n. Loss of the power of contractility in the voluntary or involuntary muscles. Preponderance. A small flag. Of a pale or wan appearance. To enter or force a way into the interior parts of. Of senatorial or noble rank. The roof of the mouth. To superintend.5000 Collegiate Words with Brief Definitions – Amass an Ivy League Vocabulary! EASY 7-CD Edition: All you have to do is listen 15 minutes a day for 4 weeks to absorb 5000 words. parsimonious adj. peaceful adj. A retraction. parse v. perceptible by feeling or touch. oversee v. Capable of feeling of suffering. paroxysm n. The nobility. A covenant. The number five. . Translucent. parentage n. A sudden. especially. a social outcast. pediatrics n. A lever for the foot usually applied only to musical instruments. overshadow v. Pantheon n. overseer n. penury n. To cut. The writing-paper of the ancient Egyptians. paternity n. pavilion n. To exercise an arrogant condescension toward. A formal and elaborate eulogy. peaceable adj. A fiendish or riotous uproar. To make dull by satiety. pandemic adj. pacify v. A room for reception of callers or entertainment of guests. or vase. paragon n.com overreach v. paralysis n. Consisting of money. A remedy or medicine proposed for or professing to cure all diseases. A figure. paramount adj. or remove (the outside) from anything. A thin tablet. panic n. pension n. A supervisor. Of unequaled excellence or worth. The consequences that follow the transgression of natural or divine law. Capable of sinning. One having a share or part. The quality in any form of representation that rouses emotion or sympathy. overpowering fear. pentad n. A series of large pictures representing a continuous scene. + FREE Memory Course. panegyric n. pentathlon n. pennant n. A scholar who makes needless and inopportune display of his learning. Pertaining to sorrow for sin with desire to amend and to atone. A statement or doctrine seemingly in contradiction to the received belief. pentameter n. A bundle. pedagogue n. A rectangular piece set in or as in a frame. Formed after one's father's name. childhood. partible adj. a line of verse containing five units or feet. The science and art of teaching pedal n. Guilty. parity n. pendulum n. especially controversial ones. and later of the Romans. pauperism n. To go about with a small stock of goods to sell. paradox n. pandemonium n. One who journeys on foot. serving by its oscillation to regulate the rate of a clock. Hanging. overstride v. patriarch n. To mumble something over and over. One who travels from house to house with an assortment of goods for retail. To converse in. penance n. A weight hung on a rod. panorama n. A periodical allowance to an individual on account of past service done by him/her. pageant n. A base or support as for a column. either for ornament or for use. passible adj. pedant n. palpable n. penurious adj. Pan-American adj. cycles. penchant n. pallid adj. shave. A solid bounded by five plane faces. passive adj. peninsular adj. A bias in favor of something. Pariah n. oratorio. overture n. That may be pierced by physical. Tranquil. pectoral adj. The branch of biology that treats of ancient life and fossil organisms. Lacking color or brilliancy. peddler n. Translate freely. A circular temple at Rome with a fine Corinthian portico and a great domed roof. To receive or have a part or share of. panoply n. pentagram n. both North and South. paly adj. parish n. The ecclesiastical district in charge of a pastor. Dependence on charity. peevish adj. especially from one's father. parody v. peccadillo n. palate n. as of condition or rank. Pertaining to a piece of land almost surrounded by water. Paralysis. statue. pamphleteer v. pendulous adj. usually on a subject of current interest. penitence n. pedagogics n. paucity n. patronymic adj. as a disease. Magnificent. paraphrase v. pare v. A schoolmaster. To render ludicrous by imitating the language of. To step beyond. by separating it into its elements and describing each word. To stretch out too far. pantomime n. pentavalent adj. Excessively sparing in the use of money. A brief narrative founded on real scenes or events usually with a moral. Fewness. patrician adj. Unduly sparing in the use or expenditure of money. overweight n. or ballet. To cause to correspond or lie in the same direction and equidistant in all parts. Anything that hangs from something else. In prosody. Separable. Quinqeuvalent. Pertaining to the breast or thorax. Mode of speech. Supreme in authority. Sorrow for sin with desire to amend and to atone. Parisian adj. penetration n. papacy n. pedagogy n. panacea n. Including or pertaining to the whole of America. To deprive of the power to act. One's line of ancestors. paleontology n. Fatherhood. patrimony n. packet n. The official head of the Roman Catholic Church. paternal adj. Equality. A full set of armor. pathos n. A very wide-angled photographic lens. To describe. pecuniary adj. as a sentence. paraphernalia n. and other machines. Discernment. One without means of support. unreasonable. parallelism n. with a hole for the thumb. as of letters. pedestrian n. One who is unlawfully and immorally a lover or a mistress. To vanquish an established ruler or government. pamphlet n. especially so as to swing by an attached end or part. pall v. A dramatic representation. The relation of parent to child. pastoral adj. moral. palinode n. A sudden outburst of any kind of activity. parlance n. partisan adj. penultimate adj. penetrable adj. Affecting a whole people or all classes. or of cause to effect. To cause to appear less guilty. The science and art of teaching. A legislative body. penalty n. To bring into a peaceful state. pentagon n. The contest of five associated exercises in the great games and the same contestants. Fatherly. To infest or ravage. (irritable) pellucid adj. A small breach of propriety or principle. panel n. parallel v. patter v. An inheritance from an ancestor. peerage n. Characterized by or exhibiting undue or unreasoning devotion to a party. of a person or of an act. A figure having five points or lobes. That which separates anything into distinct parts. parlor n. paronymous adj. palliate v. Punishment to which one voluntarily submits or subjects himself as an expression of penitence. of the producer to the produced. Unresponsive. Tranquil. A syllable or member of a series that is last but one. especially a spectacular one. palette n. A model of excellence. The chief of a tribe or race who rules by paternal right. patronize v.

as a mountain-peak. peter v. efficiency. persuadable adj. Unyielding adherence. plea n. phonology n. Hard-hearted. A solemn assertion of a falsity. A continuance in the same state. pernicious adj. percussion n. personage n. Reciprocal change. To make a hole or holes through. permutation n. perpetuate v. Half-hearted. physics n. A filter. philologist n. pitiless adj. To convert into a substance of stony hardness and character. or value. pertinacious adj. To excrete through the pores of the skin. physiology n. pervade v. Durable. perforate v. Not easily roused to feeling or action. perspicacious adj. Not general or public. To continue steadfast against opposition. physiography n. The preparation of perfumes. pillage n. pervasion n. Agreeable. To accomplish. phonic adj. Any small portion or meager allowance. phlegmatic adj. Harsh or malignant oppression. platitude n. course of conduct. pestilential adj. To bring from a state of angry or hostile feeling to one of patience or friendliness. perquisite n. or causes that furnish the rational explanation of anything. peremptory adj. physique n. The art or business of compounding and dispensing medicines. Active humanitarianism. having the nature of or breeding pestilence. phonogram n. A maker of plays for the stage. . piteous adj. peripatetic adj. One who is fond of women. perfectible adj. pitiable adj. To play at courtship with a woman. Serene. persiflage n. The art of measuring the intensity of light. perturb v. Diversion from the true meaning or proper purpose. pique v. Affording gratification. To excite a slight degree of anger in. phenomenon n. Walking about. personnel n. A small flute. percipience n. The character or condition of being impatient. perspective n. Benevolent. persecution n. Open robbery. perturbation n. Precluding question or appeal. piece n. The attributes. A raging epidemic. perfumery n. Frolicsome. A high or topmost point. Wickedness. capricious or petulant. To seek ultimate causes and principles. Representing articulate sounds or speech. perspicuous adj. Tending to kill or hurt. physiognomy n. petulant adj. especially one of rank or high station. statement. laws. One who endeavors to help his fellow men. philharmonic adj. dull. A written or spoken statement that is flat. FreeVocabulary. perfunctory adj. perjury n. The external appearance merely. To fail or lose power. permanence n. The science of organic functions. The act of perceiving. To walk about. pertinent adj. pledgee n. or the like. percolate v. Seeming likely to be true. + FREE Memory Course. piccolo n. planisphere n. plaudit n. The sharp striking of one body against another. physiocracy n. A loose or separated part. To win the mind of by argument. A fixed adherence to a resolve. perverse adj. The study of language in connection with history and literature. persistence n. Pertaining to the combined action of light and electricity. The act of reading carefully or thoughtfully. perpetrator n. Description of nature. The person to whom anything is pledged. An expression of applause. To have knowledge of. One among the first to explore a country. The property of emitting light. An instrument having two jaws working on a pivot. The stealing of passages from the writings of another and publishing them as one's own. pharmacy n. philology n. Cognizable. philately n. pestilence n. Religious. or reflection. philosophy n. Acuteness or discernment. perspicacity n. Thoroughly penetrating or permeating. Knowledge through the senses of the existence and properties of matter or the external world. plasticity n. An instrument having two lever-handles and two jaws working on a pivot. perusal n. The science that treats of the phenomena associated with matter and energy. though open to doubt. Astute. Straight up and down. persist v. The relative importance of facts or matters from any special point of view. Pertaining to the nature of sound. perjure v. Unreasonable. To filter. To disturb greatly. perspire v. pious adj. Possibly. pervasive adj. Mental excitement or confusion. photoelectric adj. The science of human vocal sounds. Extraordinary or marvelous. perversion n. The force of persons collectively employed in some service. Wretched. or anything that moves the feelings. Banter. percolator n. A man or woman as an individual. plausible adj. pittance n. The state of spreading through every part. perspiration n. Lucid. perceive v. Capable of being made perfect. Admitting the entrance or passage of another substance. philanthropic adj. pioneer n. An expert in linguistics. pleasurable adj. philanthropy n. permanent adj. To pervade. philander v. A specialist in the science that treats of the phenomena associated with matter and energy. personal adj. pleasant adj. playful adj. periodicity n. Of small value. pitiful adj. Having a malign influence or effect. perform v. The property of some substances through which the form of the mass can readily be changed. A graphic character symbolizing an articulate sound. Common. philosophize v. One who has forsaken a doctrine regarded as true for one esteemed false. photometer n. pestilent adj. To swear falsely to. persevere v. pervious adj. that make up the character and nature of an individual. philanthropist n. Fond of music. Persistent or unyielding.5000 Collegiate Words with Brief Definitions – Amass an Ivy League Vocabulary! EASY 7-CD Edition: All you have to do is listen 15 minutes a day for 4 weeks to absorb 5000 words. piecemeal adv. or receive impressions concerning. phonetic adj. That may be allowed. pinchers n. different ordering of same items. picayune adj. placate v. pillory n. perigee n. pervert n. A persistence in purpose and effort. physicist n. The study and collection of stamps. Contemptible. pinnacle n. The general principles. perversity n. placid adj. eloquence. plagiarism n. or commonplace. pertinacity n. phenomenal adj. A wooden framework in which an offender is fastened to boards and is exposed to public scorn. photometry n. or without any change that destroys the essential form or nature. taken collectively. Any unusual occurrence. The doctrine that land and its products are the only true wealth. To pass or spread through every part. perennial adj. pincers n. Compassionate. The doer of a wrong or a criminal act. Relevant. as in war. permissible adj. plebeian adj. The habit or characteristic of recurrence at regular intervals. perseverance n. percipient n. perceptible adj. perception n. The physical structure or organization of a person. To preserve from extinction or oblivion. A polar projection of the heavens on a chart. One who or that which perceives. perfidy n. pharmacopoeia n. Treachery. philogynist n. Displaying impatience. phosphorescence n. evidence. The point in the orbit of the moon when it is nearest the earth. perhaps adv. Gradually. Any instrument for measuring the intensity of light or comparing the intensity of two lights. playwright n. as distinguished from the whole or the mass. Sweat. An argument to obtain some desired action. To continue striving in spite of discouragements. perpendicular adj. Continuing though the year or through many years. petulance n. personality n. through the medium of the body senses. A book containing the formulas and methods of preparation of medicines for the use of druggists. petrify v. capable of influencing to action by entreaty. Any profit from service beyond the amount fixed as salary or wages. persuade v.com perambulate v. permeate v.

preoccupy v. precession n. prelate n. prevalent adj. To contaminate. or practicing many arts. To beat with something thick or bulky. presage v. Coming too soon. holding. preexistence n. preparatory adj. Exact. at the beginning of a book. Frequency. Prescribed as a rule or model. To utter in simple or childish talk. or degree. pommel v. Extraordinary. pluperfect adj. Marked by an assumed stateliness and impressiveness of manner. precise adj. prefix v. The fine dust-like grains or powder formed within the anther of a flowering plant. especially more than three syllables. drawings. potential n. precede v. Pertaining to or consisting of air or gas. pneumatic adj. Superior in power. ponder v. A prophecy. plenary adj. predominant adj. One who owns. A person fully empowered to transact any business. especially by previous signs. poise n. presentment n. precaution n. postscript n. Of wide extent or frequent occurrence. poetaster n. preferable adj. etc. prescription n. preemption n. prerogative adj. Conservation. polygamy n. A provision made in advance for some possible emergency or danger. A judgment or opinion formed without due examination of the facts. poesy n. embracing. polemics n. premise n. practicable adj. pretentious adj. plenteous adj. More desirable than others. or display. Government by several or many persons of what-ever class. To fill the mind of a person to the exclusion of other subjects. moral. conceit. To force forward prematurely. as property. preferment n. To meditate or reflect upon. Existence antecedent to something. polytheism n. poetics n. precedence n. The having. A portable case for holding writing-materials. Special eminence. Unusually weighty or forcible. preference n. A weight suspended by a line to test the verticality of something. prescriptible adj. plummet n. posse n. number. predatory adj. An authoritative direction. To happen first. precipitant adj. A judgment as a conclusion. Severely painful or acute to the spirit. preamble n. A bold or presumptuous assertion. Containing many inhabitants. + FREE Memory Course. populous adj. especially by more than four. An act or proceeding designed to bring about some event. Pertaining to studies that are pursued after receiving a degree. To foreordain. prejudice n. prescience n. An introductory or opening performance. potency n. portfolio n. Possessing. The quality of being marked by an assumed stateliness and impressiveness of manner. prevaricate v. predominance n. trying situation or plight. or detention of property in one's power or command. To talk about vainly or foolishly. Marked by pretense. prescript adj. or constituting preference or priority. pollute v. plurality n. predecessor n. Having to do with what is preliminary. precipitate v. An inferior poet. Ascendancy or preponderance. Poetry. prepossession n. A force of men. portent n. or inclination preoccupied. effectiveness. To foretell. poignancy n. precarious adj. Being not beyond the reach of power natural. The act of going forward. postgraduate adj. preponderate v. preoccupation n. possessor n. pomposity n. To settle or arrange beforehand. FreeVocabulary. or degree. A preconceived liking. prate v. preexist v. Anything that indicates what is to happen. pompous adj. Preference.com pledgeor n. preengage v. holding. potentate n. preface n. plural adj. precursor n. To be chief in importance. To secure the right of preference in the purchase of public land. To make the date of any writing later than the real date. populace n. polyhedron n. Priority in place. or supernatural. quantity. prehension n. One of a higher order of clergy having direct authority over other clergy. possessive adj. The art of controversy or disputation. Perceiving or feeling beforehand. premier adj. plutocracy n. A majority. Severity or acuteness. Accuracy of limitation. Entire. prelacy n. especially of the earth. plumb n. Abundant. premonition n. prescient adj. Foreknowing. pretension n. The act of laying hold of or grasping. To own. The rule of many. Pertaining to the poles of a sphere. To hold in higher estimation. pontiff n. To indicate as being about to happen. potion n. precocious adj. especially of pain or grief. Expressing past time or action prior to some other past time or action. First in rank or position. One who gives a pledge. preeminence n. prefatory adj. Pertaining to the having. Foreboding. polyarchy n. To state as belonging to something. To attach at the beginning. or adjustment. predict v. A statement introductory to and explanatory of what follows. time. That which may be logically assumed to be true until disproved. The manner in which a thing is placed. Power. Pertaining to. To prevent. Feasible. or controls anything. Having several syllables. The common people. or detention of property in one's power or command. To use ambiguous or evasive language for the purpose of deceiving or diverting attention. polysyllable adj. A difficult. precedential adj. prehensible adj. A solid bounded by plane faces. plenipotentiary n. predicament n. An object of favor or choice. prevalence n. prefer v. A figure having many angles. A wealthy class in a political community who control the government by means of their money. The right or act of purchasing before others. To exceed in influence or power. or rank. presentient adj. portend v. The state of having the mind.5000 Collegiate Words with Brief Definitions – Amass an Ivy League Vocabulary! EASY 7-CD Edition: All you have to do is listen 15 minutes a day for 4 weeks to absorb 5000 words. prattle v. A brief explanation or address to the reader. Of the nature of an instance that may serve as a guide or basis for a rule. The hinder part. premature adj. posterior n. influence. giving. Prone to pillaging. Perilous. A piece of lead for making soundings. polytechnic adj. Semblance. preempt v. poetic adj. Impotent. Something added to a letter after the writer's signature. predicate v. postdate v. preferential adj. possession n. Pertaining to a brief explanation to the reader at the beginning of a book. Assuming too much. potent adj. Speaking several tongues. powerless adj. To present in an orderly manner. especially in proportion to the territory. precision n. polygon n. The doctrine or belief that there are more gods than one. predominate v. Capable of being grasped. polycracy n. definition. prehensile adj. position n. prelude n. pretext n. possess v. The Pope. preposterous adj. One possessed of great power or sway. posit v. Physically powerful. An incumbent of a given office previous to another. A forerunner or herald. To preoccupy. A dose of liquid medicine. adjusting walls to the vertical. Derived from authoritative direction. Having superior rank or precedence. To foretell. A high and very steep or approximately vertical cliff. plenitude n. prediction n. possible adj. Utterly ridiculous or absurd. Abundance. . polar adj. positive adj. preordain v. presumptuous adj. presentiment n. precipice n. An instance that may serve as a guide or basis for a rule. Containing or consisting of more than one. presumption n. the fact or condition of having more than one wife or husband at once. preclude v. Adapted for grasping or holding. polyglot adj. Equilibrium. ponderous adj. enjoys. To exist at a period or in a state earlier than something else. preponderant adj. A system of church government. poignant adj. preparation n. Anything that may be possible. Having the mental faculties prematurely developed. pollen n. A fictitious reason or motive. Foreboding. preternatural adj. Knowledge of events before they take place. preservation n. attention. Pertaining to poetry. precedent n. preestablish v. Free from doubt or hesitation. Moving onward quickly and heedlessly. The rules and principles of poetry. Prevalent.

A right or immunity not enjoyed by all. Without spirit or bravery. proscribe v. probe v. An outline or contour. propaganda n. but carrying on maritime war. prophecy n. An insane propensity to set things on fire. Morally irresponsible. as in an eddy. promontory n. prologue n. Involving or equivalent to prohibition. proximately adv. To offer to another for acceptance. as of a will. punctual adj. distinction. will. providential adj. The treatment of mental disease. sharp points. or the like. Conceited. Inclined to lascivious thoughts and desires. annoyance. Preservation from harm. An undue display of modesty or delicacy. The act of protruding. priory n. Offspring. one who supplies pusillanimous adj. The science of poetical forms. art. protrude v. promoter n. pyrotechnic adj. pyre n. etc. or industry. A brief. Produced or displayed in overabundance. Intent. search. Being in proportion. propel v. pupilage n. A declaration or memorandum of agreement less solemn and formal than a treaty. Conspicuous in position. To spread abroad or from person to person. To proclaim. propagate v. promiscuous adj. protuberant adj. Shameless viciousness. First. Stiffly proper. by which its operation is rendered conditional. Propelling. Yielding in abundance. afterward imitated in form or spirit. proverb n. To walk for amusement or exercise. punitive adj. A heap of combustibles arranged for burning a dead body. promissory adj. Expressing an engagement to pay. A decree or an order forbidding something. or that may be enjoyed only under special conditions. prominent adj. proletarian n. Something that swells out from a surrounding surface. One who favors the prohibition by law of the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages. Possessing ample and ready knowledge or of skill in any art. protuberance n. productive adj. profligate adj. To steal. prim adj. Thwarting. principal adj. or design (for sex). prosody n. Strictly observant of the rules or forms prescribed by law or custom. Pertaining to fireworks or their manufacture. privateer n. The earliest victim in any cause. A moving forward or proceeding in course. To puncture slightly with fine. prodigy n. character. Undergoing decomposition of animal or vegetable matter accompanied by fetid odors. A manner or method of acting. The state or period of being a student. prospectus n. To drive or urge forward. as after rest or interruption. or examination. prolix adj. proviso n. proscription n. Any announcement made in a public manner. proclamation n. A defender. prototype n. protract v. prodigious adj. protoplasm n. Participating with another or others in the knowledge of a secret transaction. prohibitionist n. propeller n. An intermediate state where souls are made fit for paradise or heaven by expiatory suffering. To put off till tomorrow or till a future time. promenade v. propulsion n. prominence n. A high point of land extending outward from the coastline into the sea. protomartyr n. Sheltering. proficiency n. progeny n. or importance. qualification. or with the head to the ground. priggish adj. To renew motion or action. probate adj. protagonist n. Observant and exact in points of time. protection n. prospector n. Pertaining to the beginning or early times. Childish. Any act of condemnation and rejection from favor and privilege. Brought together without order. protrusion n. projection n. profuse adj. pyromania n. pungent adj. An agent acting for another. propellant adj. prodigal n. pseudapostle n. pseudonymity n. prohibition n. privity n. protective adj. psychotherapy n. proficient adj. Any institution or systematic scheme for propagating a doctrine or system. Protestant n. A driving onward or forward. promulgate v. probity n. condensing in witty or striking form the wisdom of experience. A person or thing of very remarkable gifts or qualities. progression n. privy adj. provocation n. Any prediction or foretelling. especially under divine inspiration and guidance.5000 Collegiate Words with Brief Definitions – Amass an Ivy League Vocabulary! EASY 7-CD Edition: All you have to do is listen 15 minutes a day for 4 weeks to absorb 5000 words. original in character. skill. Bulging. The territory of a reigning prince. A public teacher of the highest grade in a university or college. pithy saying. Relating to making proof. prurient adj. An action or mode of conduct that excites resentment. principality n. Strength. A clause in a contract. The quality of affecting the sense of smell. profile n. Verbose. as in some knowledge. Small and fat. primitive adj. Lying prone. An advanced state of acquirement. Any calling or occupation involving special mental or other special disciplines. especially for minerals. Immediately. Virtue or integrity tested and confirmed. profession n. science. To push out or thrust forth. Knowledge shared with another or others regarding a private matter. Primitive. profiteer n. protocol n. One who or that which propels. To extend in time or duration. That part of the stage between the curtain and the orchestra. The state or character of using a fictitious name. Affecting the sense of smell. The quality of being noticeable or distinguished. A pretended or false apostle. Pertaining to the mind or soul. A paper or pamphlet containing information of a proposed undertaking. A prominence. Most important. as a teaching or a practice. Producing offspring or fruit. especially of the sale of alcoholic beverages. psychopathic adj. proctor n. procrastinate v. or encourager. pseudonym n. A prefatory statement or explanation to a poem. A leader in any enterprise or contest. or any other evil. Effected by divine guidance. procedure n. A fictitious name. A person who is empowered by another to represent him or her in a given matter. proportionate adj. especially in the use of money or property. Accordance with recognized usage. Proceeding or marked by caution. prima adj. provident adj. custom. putrescent adj. One wasteful or extravagant. One who has been won over from one religious belief to another. One who profits. discourse. primer n. psychiatry n. Unimaginative. Quarrelsome. propitious adj. purport n. To predict or foretell. propriety n. Anticipating and making ready for future wants or emergencies. Any proceeding designed to ascertain or test character. An elementary reading-book for children. Pertaining to the lungs. The branch of medicine that relates to mental disease. provincial adj. To cause to whirl. protuberate v. Possessing strength. One specially cared for and favored by another usually older person. Uncultured in thought and manner. danger. A Christian who denies the authority of the Pope and holds the right of special judgment. proceed v.. profligacy n. protector n. with condemnation or denunciation. The substance that forms the principal portion of an animal or vegetable cell. psychic adj. probation n. pristine adj. principle n. prickle v. prosaic adj. proscenium n. Belonging to the first ages. prolong v. To prolong. prohibitory adj. A work. pudgy adj. Immense. Pertaining to punishment. protégé n. prophesy v. Caution. proselyte n. proffer v. A person of the lowest or poorest class. or science. To search through and through. prudery n. privilege n. forwarder. purgatory n. . especially when assumed by a writer. A furtherer. puissant adj. primeval adj. prostrate adj. punctilious adj. and intrepidity in battle. pulmonary adj. Kindly disposed. or performance. prudential adj. To reject. Delay. One who makes exploration. A monastic house. purloin v. puerile adj. proxy n. Abandoned to vice. purveyor n. procrastination n. A vessel owned and officered by private persons. or principles. + FREE Memory Course. pugnacious adj. prowess n.com prevention n. A general truth or proposition. pungency n. prolific adj. prudence n. FreeVocabulary. professor n. purl v. To swell or bulge beyond the surrounding surface.

or any form of energy that travels in waves. A mirror. redress v. Growing. as of metal. radiance n. The enforced isolation of any person or place infected with contagious disease. reconnoiter v. refer v. reflection n. or inflation. One of four equal parts into which anything is or may be divided. recure v. ration v. regenerate v. as after reform. reestablish v. quackery n. recitation n. surveying. FreeVocabulary. reconsider v. reducible adj. reck v. Having the power to refract. query v. A puzzling predicament. Capable of being reflected. reflectible adj. To refresh after labor. reciprocity n. receivable adj. To endow or furnish with requisite ability. Tendency towards a former. of the nature of. or possessions. redemption n. especially at regular or stated intervals. To arrange again or in a different order. racy adj. Occurring or made at intervals of three months. Fully. To repeat again the principal points of. An utterly trivial distinction or objection. To put in order after disarrangement. . The recovery of what is mortgaged or pledged. quay n. reclusory n. Formidable. heat. as from a source or focus. A place where some crude material. Capable of being adjusted or harmonized. regale v. A deep gorge or hollow. To recall the identity of (a person or thing). To regain. readjust v. queue n. radiate v. The most essential part of anything. reckless adj. Having great speed. recuperate v. To start back as in dismay. ravage v. quiescent adj. as in war. Constituting an excess. recur v. To happen again or repeatedly. A fit of nausea. An acknowledgment entered into before a court with condition to do some particular act. quarterly adj. To correct. quarantine n. A composition for four voices or four instruments. Harsh. as for admittance. Chivalrous or romantic to a ridiculous or extravagant degree. quandary n. quite adv. rebuff n. To move back or away. The quality of being upright in principles and conduct. reclaim v. Having the capacity. qualm n. One who lives in retirement or seclusion. rebellious adj. especially in public and from memory. A silencing. rampart n. ravenous adj. reflexible adj. redoubtable adj. redound n. rebut v. quintessence n. Foolishly headless of danger. qualify v. skill. rebuild v. One who refers. especially at regular intervals. regality n. or geological purposes. Returning from time to time. Change for the better. rampant adj. regime n. position. To capture again. devouring. + FREE Memory Course. in which the host is preserved. Irascible. recapture v. To extend in all directions. or other destructive methods. reformer n. rapine. Royalty. regalia n. Quixotic adj. To bend or turn from a direct course. independently of authority. Becoming raw or sore again. To lay waste by pillage. To give unusual pleasure. or ability of receiving. A bulwark or construction to oppose assault or hostile entry. recollect v. quibble n. Being in a state of repose or inaction. right. quietus n. Good-humored satire. quiet adj. Malice. as sugar or petroleum. Without objection or reluctance. Brilliant or sparkling luster. rationalism n. quartet n. To enlist men for military or naval service. One who holds extreme views or advocates extreme measures. Magnitude. Disposed to seize by violence or by unlawful or greedy methods. reaction n. referrer n. To set right. refragable adj. referee n. refinery n. Insubordinate. To divide or subdivide into branches or subdivisions. Pertaining to. A vessel or casket. To reproduce. Habitually complaining. recognize v. heat. Excess. reflector n. To produce irritation or festering. revolution. The formation of opinions by relying upon reason alone. Power to refract. To cure again. especially of food. ready adj. rancor n. The emblems of royalty. querulous adj. Particular conduct or administration of affairs. Denial of what is asked. or running without check or restraint. Branch-like. Capable of being or fit to be received . redundance n. The act of reciting or repeating. A wharf or artificial landing-place on the shore of a harbor or projecting into it. recrudescence n. quarto n. reconstruct v. Capable of being turned back. ramify v. In a state of preparedness for any given purpose or occasion. rapacious adj. To restore. A cowardly or faithless person. raucous adj. Quiet. quarter n. raillery n. To make inquiry. by paying the debt. To prove to be wrong. Capable of being refuted. rearrange v. reconcilable adj. suppressing. To have a care or thought for. radical n. especially one worn by a stream or flow of water. To build again or anew. The killing of a king or sovereign. Mutually interchangeable or convertible.5000 Collegiate Words with Brief Definitions – Amass an Ivy League Vocabulary! EASY 7-CD Edition: All you have to do is listen 15 minutes a day for 4 weeks to absorb 5000 words. reactionary adj. redolent adj. To withdraw formally one's belief (in something previously believed or maintained). Affected with rabies or hydrophobia. An umpire. An eight-page newspaper of any size. Charlatanry quadrate v. A requisite for an employment. To recover. The act of seizing and carrying off property by superior force. recapitulate v. That may be reduced. refute v. A hermitage. To recall the knowledge of. The state of becoming raw or sore again. especially with a view to a reversal of previous action. Smelling sweet and agreeable. To divide into quarters. is purified. recover v. quiescence n. loathing. readily adv. rapine n. ravine n. recreant n.often money. redolence n. ramose adj. reassure v. refringency n. rapid adj. rectitude n. To demand or to obtain the return or restoration of. recrudescent adj. recidivist n. referable adj. refract v. To multiply by four. A peremptory or unexpected rejection of advances or approaches. recruit v. That from or on which something is developed. Not amenable to control. or dread. reform n. or opposite state of things. Making no noise. quadruple v. A confirmed criminal. Exciting or exhilarating to the mind. rankle v. regent n. knowledge. A file of persons waiting in order of their arrival. refusal n. To give new confidence. To oppose by argument or a sufficient answer. recreate v. receptive adj. Musical composition arranged for five voices or instruments. recant v. as a wrong by compensation or the punishment of the wrong-doer. Resort to or application for help in exigency or trouble. recourse n. for reflecting light. quality. causing. To review with care. recognizance n. To provide with a fixed allowance or portion. qualification n. rectify v. recoil v. or ending. Enraptured. Rebound. quarrelsome adj. quintet n. refringent adj. refractory adj. recluse n. Ascribable. radix n. reciprocal adj. Equal mutual rights and benefits granted and enjoyed. character. raptorial adj. The throwing off or back of light. The principle and practice of depicting persons and scenes as they are believed really to exist. Having a tendency to go back. sound. rabid adj. One who carries out a reform. pl. To direct or send for information or other purpose. climbing. or privilege. quantity n. rapt adj. regicide n. Furiously voracious or hungry. redundant adj. realism n. or sound in a particular direction. To give and take mutually. Seizing and devouring living prey. To cause to assume a leaning or recumbent attitude or position. One who is lawfully deputized to administer the government for the time being in the name of the ruler. recede v. recurrent adj. To rebuild. reciprocate v. Smelling sweet and agreeable. usually of precious metal. recessive adj. as truths or impressions. recline v. To make a preliminary examination of for military. or favoring reaction.com pyx n.

To restore from apparent death. especially of a liquid or gas. Offensive to taste and feeling. . remission n. as an injury or insult. rendition n. retouch v. retinue n. To pay back as an equivalent of what has been expended. may be kept. Grossly offensive. A return from death to life resuscitate v. resumption n. remodel v. repine v. reparable adj. resistant adj. Very bright. or unknown. Reproof. relied upon. Exercising royal authority in one's own right. repertory n. To restore to youth. retaliate v. retroactive adj. To heap approach or abuse upon. A systematized order or course of living with reference to food. respite n. relegate v. To say or do again and again. remuneration n. reversion n. with desire to make things right by undoing the wrong. physically or mentally. as an original. coffer. To send off or consign. An expression of disapproval or blame personally addressed to one censured. retrospective adj. The quality of being able to reinforce sound by sympathetic vibrations. requiem n. The quality of habitually keeping silent or being reserved in utterance. or making known of what was before secret. repress v. reticence n. resonance n. remonstrant adj. A retaliatory speech. loss. A view or contemplation of something past. That which is restored to. rife adj. requisite adj. or made available for aid or support. To repay either good or evil to. Any infliction or act by way of retaliation on an enemy. as toward a former position or the like. Sorrow for something done or left undone. rejoin v. FreeVocabulary. Looking back on the past. To be indignant at. To have or produce resonance.5000 Collegiate Words with Brief Definitions – Amass an Ivy League Vocabulary! EASY 7-CD Edition: All you have to do is listen 15 minutes a day for 4 weeks to absorb 5000 words. Rapt or rapturous utterance. transactions. The exertion of opposite effort or effect. retort n. responsibilities. reproduce v. Interval of rest. The calling to mind of incidents within the range of personal knowledge or experience. reservoir n. resistance n. rein n. reliant adj. Unwilling. and regarded. One abandoned to depravity and sin. discovering. A place in which goods are stored. reproduction n. resent v. resurrection n. repentance n. To indulge in fretfulness and faultfinding. resplendent adj. private. regress v. repartee n. Powerless. resonate v. revere v. affecting. To change to a more satisfactory form of organization. Temporary diminution of a disease. A body of soldiers. or having reference to past events. The act of beating or driving back. reseat v. equally with the first. requital n. revert v. Negligent. A casket. rhetoric n. or wrong. To give up using or having. repellent adj. as to a person. resemblance n. Having confidence. A disclosing. relinquish v. To recall or take back (something that one has said). Laughable and contemptible. repulse n. Unwillingness. capacity. The art of discourse. relevant adj. To cause to deteriorate or to move backward. To hold in general opinion. To cut down or reduce in extent or quantity. Thorough dislike. revisal n. Reconstruct. retch v. residue n. retention n. repeal v. ridicule n. A receptacle where a quantity of some material. rejuvenate v. as after separation. repel v. The act of making amends. station. regretful adj. A ready. or for the purpose of making changes. or apt reply. Indulging in or manifesting coarse indecency or obscenity. as to an obscure position or remote destination. reminiscent adj. resurgent adj. To grant a respite from punishment to. which marks the transition from medieval to modern time. Having power to force back in a manner. A solemn mass sung for the repose of the souls of the dead. Restoration of anything to the one to whom it properly belongs. To reunite after separation. or privilege. reprehend v. Having or exercising the power of resistance. regnant adj. Bearing upon the matter in hand. The act of taking back. reorganize v. To fill again. To regard with worshipful veneration. reimburse v. rejuvenescence n. rescind v. renovate v. A showy writer or speaker. To render of no further effect. To make void. revoke v. expressive of. riddance n. or authority. To restore after deterioration. ribald adj. Adequate return for good or ill. The body of persons who attend a person of importance in travel or public appearance. To yield. reticent adj. reprehensible adj. Compensation. repugnant adj. A prearranged place of meeting. replenish v. Humble. Able to be kept under restraint or control. or repository in which relics are kept. reproof n. Having the quality of springing back to a former position. remembrance n. The revival of letters. as an act. To examine for the correction of errors. or taking again. To make a copy of. A going or moving backward or in a reverse direction. clothing and personal habits. rehabilitate v. reliance n. Offering or tending to produce resistance. remiss adj. relapse v. repugnance n. witty. The act of repeating. The power of springing back to a former position resilient adj. reminiscence n. replete adj. Operative on. Recollection. Looks or acts expressing amused contempt. physically or mentally. To keep under restraint or control. To modify the details of. revocation n. retrace v. The keeping of a thing within one's power or possession. repudiate v. reluctance n. Having the character of a reproof. + FREE Memory Course. To repay evil with a similar evil. retrograde v. reprieve v. Revision. righteousness n. as a track or marking. remonstrance n. To restore to a former status. rendezvous n. reprehension n. rhapsody n. A place where things are stored or gathered together. reparation n. relent v. Expression of blame. To return. right rank. Rectitude. Abundant. remonstrate v. Feeling. retrench v. To refuse to have anything to do with. An explicit disclaimer of a right or privilege. rhetorician n. reliquary n. or turn or look back. To recover something by searching. retract v. reign v. reluctant adj. To restore to a former state. reprimand v. and then of art. Necessary. To find fault with. reverent adj. To suffer a return of a disease after partial recovery. Surging back or again. Repeal. repute v. as a building. Interpretation. renunciation n. Censurable. reiterate v. repulsive adj. as something that has been emptied. repetition n. resource n. retrospect n. Able to reinforce sound by sympathetic vibrations. A return to or toward some former state or condition. To pay or pay for. regiment n. resistive adj. To force or keep back in a manner. as an attacking or advancing enemy. retrogression n. rightful adj. repressible adj. The process by which an animal or plant gives rise to another of its kind. retrieve v. To follow backward or toward the place of beginning. To chide or rebuke for a fault. To unite or join again. revile v. A duplicate executed by the artist himself. A step attached to the bit for controlling a horse or other draft-animal. ridiculous adj. To place in position of office again. remunerate v. To return to a former place or condition. reprobate n. repository n. restitution n. Dependence. Habitually keeping silent or being reserved in utterance. The act or ridding or delivering from something undesirable. by the enacting authority or a superior authority. resistless adj. A remainder or surplus after a part has been separated or otherwise treated. Capable of repair. reprisal n. Renaissance n. Pertaining to the recollection of matters of personal interest. To make an effort to vomit. To present a verbal or written protest to those who have power to right or prevent a wrong. Full to the uttermost. relish v. revelation n. reinstate v. requite v. Conformed to a just claim according to established laws or usage.com regimen n. To like the taste or savor of. as for an injury. To hold and exercise sovereign power. revise v. Answering. respondent adj. A renewal of youth. Similarity in quality or form. replica n. To rescind. reunite v. resilience n. resonance adj. or full of regret.

secondary adj. Having the color of blood. as a wheel. Possessing wisdom. satyr n. Cautious in action for fear of doing wrong. To withdraw from union or association. Even-tempered. as at the funeral of an officer. salient adj. To cause to withdraw or retire. sear v. scrupulous adj. scintilla n. sardonic adj. Half-civilized. servitude n. Standing out prominently. Solitude. scoundrel n. or does other writing for others. To burn on the surface. or events follow one another in space or time. Any assemblage of pupils for real research in some specific study under a teacher. senile adj. Second in quality. rondo n. Consisting of blood. Pertaining to education or schools. FreeVocabulary. or incomplete stage of development. A seceder. Capacity for sensation or sense-perception. especially from a political or religious body. sensitive adj. Beneficial. scholastic adj. sedulous adj. seignior n. Doubt or uncertainty regarding a question of moral right or duty. Concealment. size. hailing. Matter that settles to the bottom of a liquid. scarcity n. Less important or effective than that which is primary. satiate v. sagacious adj. Being in an initial. To confiscate. sepulcher n. sarcophagus n. rote n. seismograph n. Ready to be led. seclusion n. To approve authoritatively. sebaceous adj. ripplet n. To make an offering of to deity. Recurring at intervals of six months. A related group of words containing a subject and a predicate and expressing a complete thought. incapacity . sergeant n. Inflexibility. sequestrate v. Deep wisdom or knowledge. salutatory n. safeguard v. Writing or handwriting of the ordinary cursive form. The highest non-commissioned officer in a regiment. script n. salutation n. or keenness of wit in ridiculing vices. satiric adj. sanctity n. To place. scurrilous adj. A wild and uncivilized human being. secant adj. To treat with sarcasm or derisive wit. ruffian adj. Voluntary withdrawal from fellowship. sedition n. To be violently excited or agitated. sanguinary adj. A stone coffin or a chest-like tomb. To emit or send forth sparks or little flashes of light. etc. as of water. rotate v. ruth n. Scornfully or bitterly sarcastic. secretive adj. Easily affected by outside operations or influences. Any form of greeting. Characterized by great strength or power of endurance. The sensory apparatus. A salute given by firing all the guns. seminary n. etc. Grossly indecent or vulgar. self-respect n. rudimentary adj. sergeant-major n. In the second place in order or succession. irony. phrase. sequacious adj. Uncompromising. salutary adj. savage n. To entice to surrender chastity. sentinel n. like a wheel. rotund adj. separable adj. Slavery. secede v. Power to perceive or feel. semicivilized adj. sediment n. satire n. semiannual adj. early. septennial adj. Rational self-esteem. sentience n. Repetition of words or sounds as a means of learning them. sapiential adj. sequence n. seer n. savor v. seditious adj. Nonsense. secession n. rank. especially by presenting on an altar. To satisfy fully the appetite or desire of. To sink (a ship) by making holes in the bottom. Chewing the cud. . Recurring every seven years. To separate the parts of by violence. serviceable adj. To chew over again. sensibility n. sensation n. séance n. ruminate v. sanguineous adj. scope n. as food previously swallowed and regurgitated. or warranted by the Holy Scriptures. scintillate v. Promotive of conduct directed against public order and the tranquility of the state. scribble n. importance. The sheath of a sword or similar bladed weapon. contained in. One who attends to correspondence. Constituting or consisting of salt. with slight attention. To perceive by taste or smell. The opening oration at the commencement in American colleges. A burial-place. especially into two parts. A man without principle. second-rate adj. reaping. scuttle v. An executive officer in legislative bodies who enforces the orders of the presiding officer. service n. Able to discern and distinguish with wise perception. sacrilegious adj. Bloody. sanguine adj. or so constructed as to turn thus. separatist n. Having strong sexual desires. A very lascivious person. saponaceous adj. The faintest ray. Cutting. A place where crows congregate to breed. Holiness. That which follows in consequence of what has previously happened. The act of violating or profaning anything sacred. Involving or requiring much sitting. rustic adj. Any guard or watch stationed for protection. sacrifice v.or corruption is held up to ridicule.com rigmarole n. sequel n. Having the power of choice. rotary adj. or withdraw from the companionship of others. Hasty. The employment of sarcasm. An instrument for recording the phenomena of earthquakes. things. scabbard n. Persevering in effort or endeavor. sense n. sentence n. robust adj. Making an ostentatious display or hypocritical pretense of holiness or piety. sapid adj. Possessing wisdom. secrecy n. Durable. Peculiar to or proceeding from the weakness or infirmity of old age. Insufficiency of supply for needs or ordinary demands. salience n. rookery n. selective adj. The order in which a number or persons. + FREE Memory Course. A musical composition during which the first part or subject is repeated several times. To cause to turn on or as on its axis. seduce v. Partially conscious. rigor n. A prophet. A small ripple. Scriptural adj. capable of exciting laughter. semblance n. scythe n. semicircle n. Resembling poetry. A special school. keep. Pertaining to or appearing like fat. sentient adj. A long curved blade for mowing. Having the nature or quality of soap. A range of action or view. Impious. scholarly adj. scribe n. To catch or take hold of suddenly and forcibly. salvo n. rupture v. sedate adj. salacious adj. separate v. Conduct directed against public order and the tranquility of the state. sanction v. seminar n. as of theology or pedagogics. or action. sensuous adj. A half-circle. Any work done for the benefit of another. satirize v. secondly adv. Following in the order of time. A small stream or brook. salvage n. Characteristic of an erudite person. Affecting the sense of taste. sacrificial adj. sapient adj. The signification conveyed by some word. To take apart. equivalent to sir. A lawless or recklessly brutal fellow. A title of honor or respectful address. Characteristic of dwelling in the country. sergeant-at-arms n. sequester v. Round from fullness or plumpness.5000 Collegiate Words with Brief Definitions – Amass an Ivy League Vocabulary! EASY 7-CD Edition: All you have to do is listen 15 minutes a day for 4 weeks to absorb 5000 words. saline adj. Sorrow for another's misery. The condition of standing out distinctly. Possessing the power of sense or sense-perception. sarcasm n. whether by word or act. A condition of mind resulting from spiritual or inherent feeling. A meeting of spirituals for consulting spirits. semiconscious adj. sequent adj. sacrilege n. Having a tendency to conceal. Pertaining to. sanctimonious adj. seethe v. To protect. Any act of saving property. Pertaining to the body or the physical senses. Cutting and reproachful language. risible adj. as from society or public life. seclude v. especially from political or religious bodies. sedentary adj. rue v. sensorium n. Capable of being disjoined or divided. seize v. scruple n. rigorous adj. Offering or offered as an atonement for sin. careless writing. ruminant adj. or welcome. One who writes or is skilled in writing. Having a warm appreciation of the beautiful or of the refinements of luxury. To regret extremely. sensual adj. sapience n. rivulet n. in which vice. secretary n. Outward appearance. keeps records. A non-commissioned military officer ranking next above a corporal. Turning around its axis.

Reasoning sound in appearance only. Rivulet. A natural or artificial layer. sidelong adj. To quarrel. specialty n. A concealed manner of acting. A mark of infamy or token of disgrace attaching to a person as the result of evildoing. specialize v. A beleaguerment. To give a hissing sound to. or calamity. Any clever trick or device for obtaining an advantage. simultaneous adj. The meaning conveyed by language. unwilling to spend money. specie n. pose. stagnate v. skirmish n. socialism n. sphericity n. solvent adj. soliloquy n. An instrumental composition. sparse adj. Having a dirty. Pertaining to or designating bodies at rest or forces in equilibrium. Lazy. To smother.5000 Collegiate Words with Brief Definitions – Amass an Ivy League Vocabulary! EASY 7-CD Edition: All you have to do is listen 15 minutes a day for 4 weeks to absorb 5000 words. spheroid n. sibilate v. sluggard n. sophism n. commonly one kept for breeding. Fallacious. squatter n. A group of rimed lines. Sleepy. sociable adj. as in a fluid. One who makes an investment that involves a risk of loss. simplify v. Multiplied by six. spectator n. streamlet n. Extremely. an attorney. Incentive. actions. sibilant adj. The condition of not flowing or not changing. Resonant. A classificatory group of animals or plants subordinate to a genus. Inclining or tending to one side. Pertaining to stars or constellations. silver. siege n. solace n. soluble adj. sinuous adj. To assume an individual or specific character. stigma n. somber adj. stealth n. as in pronouncing the letter s. solder n. significance n. stellar adj. Curving in and out. stimulant n. shuffle n. shrinkage n. statecraft n. statuesque adj. or executive ability. similitude n. severely adv. Comfort in grief. Uneasiness of mind occasioned by desire. done. but also a chance of profit. One of the extensive plains in Russia and Siberia. staid adj. slothful adj. or signs. Gloomy. The sun. solecism n. solar adj. One who beholds or looks on. sinuosity n. sheer adj. Stoicism n. spinster n. The time of year when the sun is at its greatest declination. Made with a hissing sound. anxiety. sinus n. A poem of fourteen decasyllabic or octosyllabiclines expressing two successive phrases. stolid adj. Oppressive drowsiness. To draw or be drawn into wrinkles. One who claims to have supernatural insight or foresight. The natural height of an animal body. especially as pointing something out. sinecure n. simulate v. hot winds from Africa. skiff n. The quality of curving in and out. poverty-stricken appearance. The philosophical study of society. A woman's or boy's voice of high range. species n. Any authoritatively declared rule. stagnant adj. spurious adj. A definite amount paid at stated periods in compensation for services or as an allowance. A false argument understood to be such by the reasoner himself and intentionally used to deceive sophistical adj. The art of conducting state affairs. shriek n. A monologue. siren n. spherometer n. statuette n. statute n. + FREE Memory Course. Having a theatrical manner. stifle v. souvenir n. Strictness. sleight n. sterling adj. Evil. An image formed by rays of light or other radiant energy. Of degraded character or nature. The entertainment of doubt concerning something. sophistry n. Vivacious. significant adj. A narrow passage of water connecting two larger bodies of water. caused by agony or terror. Pertaining to the sun. stagy adj. Wanting in resource. Desultory fighting between advanced detachments of two armies. or other metal. An employment limited to one particular line of work. specious adj. simile n. Having sufficient funds to pay all debts. used to confine cattle in a stall. stature n. sonata n. stipend n. somnolent adj. To burn slightly or superficially. To make less complex or difficult. Any violation of established rules or customs. A token of remembrance. somniferous adj. skeptic n. A trick or feat so deftly done that the manner of performance escapes observation. Important. sextet n. spontaneous adj. slight adj. spasmodic adj. statics n. One who advocates reconstruction of society by collective ownership of land and capital. sonorous adj. energy. A fusible alloy used for joining metallic surfaces or margins. FreeVocabulary. sibilance n. A person engaged in military service. To pursue inquiries and form conjectures. Cheap. singe v. stimulate v. A figurine. soothsayer n. A coin or coins of gold. stratagem n. Having the grace. stingy adj. Usually. One of a class of persons or things regarded as representative of the class. Genuine. soldier n. Separation. solstice n. especially when designedly deceptive. or fear. An instrument for measuring curvature or radii of spherical surfaces. trouble. sidereal adj. sprightly adj. One who settles on land without permission or right. To rouse to activity or to quickened action. or quietude of a statue. decree. ordinance. skepticism n. Not moving. stiletto n. Of a steady and sober character. shrivel v. solicitude n. shrill outcry or scream. Not flowing: said of water. a small light boat propelled by oars. steppe n. spectrum n. speculate v. To deprive of simplicity of mind or manner. signification n. Having spines. A vertical bar. specimen n. One who is skilled in collecting and tabulating numerical facts. A person habitually lazy or idle. stanza n. sinister adj. mean. stationary adj. A contraction of any material into less bulk or dimension. Similarity. static adj. Thinly diffused. Occurring. somnolence n. To become dull or inert. sisterhood n. Absolute. The state or condition of being a sphere. Pertaining to the stars. Tending to produce sleep. A sea-nymph. sorcery n. A body having nearly the form of a sphere. or thickness of any substance or material. socialist adj. A comparison which directs the mind to the representative object itself. Plausible. speculator n. Sol n. described by Homer as dwelling between the island of Circe and Scylla. Spartan adj. An opening or cavity. Convulsive. or a pair of bars. Arising from inherent qualities or tendencies without external efficient cause. stringency n. stallion n. Witchcraft. Imitate. shrewd adj.com severance n. rigorously severe. One who represents a client in court of justice. solicitor n. The principles or the practice of the Stoics-being very even tempered in success and failure. Capable of being dissolved. stagnation n. statistician n. sociology n. A small dagger. A woman who has never been married. or existing at the same time. sophisticate v. A sharp. sirocco n. stanchion n. Inclined to seek company. Expressing no power of feeling or perceiving. sonnet n. Apparition. Exceptionally brave. specter n. or law. A hissing sound. usually forming one of a series of similar divisions in a poem. Of a small importance or significance. copper. strait n. stimulus n. squalid adj. A band of six singers or players. soprano n. Importance. . spinous adj. Bearing resemblance to one another or to something else. A body of sisters united by some bond of sympathy or by a religious vow. or adopt a singular or special course. similar adj. A mixing or changing the order of things. Characterized by skill at understanding and profiting by circumstances. Any position having emoluments with few or no duties. An uncastrated male horse. shiftless adj. Anything that rouses to activity or to quickened action. A theory of civil polity that aims to secure the reconstruction of society. The branch of mechanics that treats of the relations that subsist among forces in order. sextuple adj. stratum n. sordid adj. One who doubts any statements. squabble v. as in a pool. Not genuine. bed.

To have the charge and direction of. Rigid. Profound lethargy. To conquer. or degree. To extend opposite to. superintend v. To cover or fill the surface of. syllabus n. A small sharp-pointed nail. Perceptible by touch. Easily under a specified power or influence. A levy. especially of some work or movement. One who or that which takes the place of a predecessor or preceding thing. surmise v. To encircle. A word having the same or almost the same meaning as some other. Capable of being put underwater. Having equal or equivalent value. syndicate n. Conjecture. as e'er for ever. To be maintained or sustained. Inclined to doubt or mistrust. stultify v. The act of submerging. The act of persuading. success n. Existing. submerge v. + FREE Memory Course. suave adj. The right or privilege of voting. Security for payment or performance. subjection n. To conjecture. Clandestine. subliminal adj. A yielding to the power or authority of another. formed. sufficiency n. course. subtrahend n. subsist v. subversion n. Sybarite n. telepathy n. hangings. supernatural adj. A hanging from a support. Evasion. sympathetic adj. Toleration. Sumptuously elegant. technique n. tableau n. The act of bringing into a state of submission. or condition of being servilely following another's behests. symphonic adj. An arrangement of inanimate figures representing a scene from real life. tactician n. tangible adj. Servilely following another's behests. lecture. To share the sentiments or mental states of another. One who has the charge and direction of. syllabic adj. succumb v. Lying on the back. A specific capability of feeling or emotion. Methodical. supple adj. tacit adj. Fine or ready mental discernment shown in saying or doing the proper thing. taciturn adj. To be full to overflowing. That which is uttered in a single vocal impulse. Outline of a subject. or treatise. stupendous adj. Concise. succulent adj. tact n. Exhibiting haughty and careless contempt. The scientific description or study of human arts and industries in their historic development. sycophant n. superfluity n. To give an appearance of foolishness to. designed for ornamental tarnish v. but without attendant consciousness or conscious perception. suggestible adj. surfeit v. submersible adj. taxation n. To take the place of. The act of submerging. superficial adj. submersion n. Knowing and understanding only the ordinary and the obvious. Technical. Being or occurring in the mind. To become deteriorated or incapacitated by long service. bulk. submission n. A forcible putting or keeping down. Being an addition to. studious adj. or operating under water. Belonging to an inferior order in a classification. tapestry n. susceptible adj. subacid adj. Something peculiar to a particular art. surcharge n. Disinclined to conversation. Division of words into that which is uttered in a single vocal impulse. superabundance n. technicality n. sufferance n. successful adj. surrogate n. One who asks humbly and earnestly. The quality. graceful young woman or girl. surreptitious adj. To displace. subtle adj. That which is of the highest possible excellence or eminence. susceptibility n. Manner of performance. subside v. supersede v. suggestive adj. The art or process of preserving dead animals or parts of them. Solid. systematic adj. supplicate v. The act of submitting. subconscious adj. suffuse v. superfluous adj. supernumerary adj. To beg. Thought-transference. subaquatic adj. synod n. taut adj. superannuate v. surety n. especially of those in authority or influence. stripling n. Being beneath the threshold of consciousness. A mere youth. suasion n. supine adj. Rich and costly. or operating beneath the surface of the sea. The knowledge relating to industries and manufactures. Uncertainty. To overcome by force of will. technology n. surmount v. subvert v. An association of individuals united for the prosecution of some enterprise. A favorable or prosperous course or termination of anything attempted. technography n. sublingual adj. subterranean adj. submarine adj. suspension n. tantalize v. Juicy. . Caused miraculously or by the immediate exercise of divine power. A syllabus or summary. by government. To add in addition to what has been added. tactics n. tangent adj. To cease to resist. teem v. syllabication n. superlative n. To prevent from being disclosed or punished. Characterized by a harmonious or agreeable mingling of sounds. Having a fellow-feeling for or like feelings with another or others. syneresis n. subjacent adj. Capable of being suppressed. substantive adj. surveyor n. submittal n. Food. A fabric to which a pattern is applied with a needle. An ecclesiastical council. synchronism n. technic adj. subtend v. To bring to ruin. summary n. One who or that which is substituted for or appointed to act in place of another. or the like. succinct adj. synonym n. Any maneuvering or adroit management for effecting an object. trade. Situated beneath the tongue. Easily bent. suppressible adj. Understood. Stimulating to thought or reflection. subsequent adj. To relapse into a state of repose and tranquility. symphonious adj. subservient adj. Consisting of that which is uttered in a single vocal impulse. Stretched tight. subjugate v. submergence n. subordinate adj. sylph n. To accomplish what is attempted or intended. One who directs affairs with skill and shrewdness. synopsis n. Superfluous. FreeVocabulary. syllable n. A harmonious or agreeable mingling of sounds. sympathize v. or import. An ample or adequate supply. A place where leather is tanned. surround v. Discriminating. subservience n. The coalescence of two vowels or syllables. stupor n. An additional amount charged. Somewhat sharp or biting. taxidermy n. supramundane adj. suppression n. Having a dark hue.com stringent adj. sumptuous adj. effect. subterfuge n. An overthrow. superintendence n. Touching. To lessen or destroy the luster of in any way. tack n. The state of touching. especially a dark or sunburned complexion. character. symmetrical adj. Relative proportion and harmony. A servile flatterer. Situated directly underneath.5000 Collegiate Words with Brief Definitions – Amass an Ivy League Vocabulary! EASY 7-CD Edition: All you have to do is listen 15 minutes a day for 4 weeks to absorb 5000 words. especially of some work or movement. suspense n. sustenance n. supercilious adj. Supernatural. supplicant n. superb adj. successor n. superintendent n. Of prodigious size. To feed to fullness or to satiety. suspicious adj. An excessive amount. supplant v. superheat v. Situated or occurring below the surface of the earth. To place or plunge under water. Being more than is needed. suppress v. An abstract. That which is to be subtracted. tantamount adj. That part of anything that is in excess of what is needed. subsistence n. succeed v. Sustenance. Having reached a high degree of worldly prosperity. done. To heat to excess. A slender. tannery n. as from the foundation. To tease. A land-measurer. That can be suggested. Having or showing devotion to the acquisition of knowledge. symphony n. Following in time. Simultaneousness. Direction and management. Marked by a harmonious or agreeable mingling of sounds. superadd v. supposition n. tangency n. Being. symmetry n. swarthy adj. supplementary adj. of a fixed contribution. Smooth and pleasant in manner. suffrage n. A luxurious person. Well-balanced.

A faint trace of color. Extending or passing across a continent. The person to whom a transfer is made. transverse adj. trisect v. Nervous uncertainty of feeling. transfer v. trait n. tremendous adj. or action to another. therefor adv. dogma. To drive together so that one slides into the another like the sections of a spyglass. toilsome adj. Characterized by quivering or unsteadiness. tipsy adj. trenchant adj. thermoelectricity n. An interpreter. or form. transmute v. Violation of allegiance. To divide into three parts. translator n. An essay or treatise on a particular subject. toleration n. tendency n. timbre n. Based on or growing out of divine revelation. tincture n. Befuddled with drinks. To break a law. triplicate adj. The act of conveying from one person or place to another. tolerance n. usually alcoholic. For that or this. The act of sending through or across. or breech of allegiance. theologian n. Apathy. A distinguishing feature or quality. territorial adj. tricolor adj. theoretical adj. tense adj. trestle n. transient n. transferable adj. thermal adj. Composed of or pertaining to three related things or parts. transcribe v. telltale adj. tractable adj. A government administered by ecclesiastics. To send trough or across. The act of reversing the order or changing the place of. transposition n. A group of three persons of things. tribune n. tenor n. Hard or agonizing labor. triad n. Recklessness. as toward some objector end. Bred from the best or purest blood or stock. trepidation n. The three-pronged fork that was the emblem of Neptune. quantity. An elaborate literary composition presenting a subject in all its parts. trammel n. treachery n. tirade n. tenure n. treasonable adj. The state of being triple or threefold. To write over again (something already written) transcript n. tranquil adj. transmit v. trident n. thoroughbred adj. Moderately good. tricycle n. Existing for a short time only. tempt v. terminal adj. Situated on the other side of the Alps. transplant v. transitory adj. thoroughfare n. terse adj. trickery n. Situated beyond or on the other side of the Atlantic. A professor of divinity. Any opinion. Easily led or controlled. Electricity generated by differences of temperature. Titanic adj. especially into three equal parts. Triply. treachery. To fill with extreme fear. To come to pass. triennial adj. theorize v. To convey. Of three colors. remove. trite adj. from one vessel to another. A threefold personality existing in the one divine being or substance. thrall n. Lacking courage. or plighted faith. transition n. To remove and plant in another place. transferee n. One controlled by an appetite or a passion. Near that number. transalpine adj. A public street or road. To change in nature. Easy to see through or understand. Of vast size or strength. Excessively hot. Calmness. triplicity n. transact v. transfigure v. place. tiresome adj. trebly adv. Government by a supreme deity. as a fluid. torrid adj. Untiring. substance. or cause to pass from one person or place to another. thearchy n. translate v. temporary adj. Taking place every third year. Capable of being conveyed from one person or place to another. tranquilize v. transcend v. A settled course or manner of progress. Artifice. travesty n. tortious adj. tripod n. as distinguished from intensity and pitch. A three-wheeled vehicle. To put an end or stop to. Wearisome. principle. transfusible adj. A solution. Calm. tolerant adj. To offer to (somebody) an inducement to do wrong. topography n. Passage from one place. tenant n. transcontinental adj. Of the nature of betrayal. tremulous adj. That gives warning or information. An occupant. To give an exalted meaning or glorified appearance to. of some principle used in medicine. Capable of being poured from one vessel to another. Surpassing. transmissible adj. termagant adj. Neatness. temerity n. tolerable adj. transpire v. or doctrine that a person believes or maintains as true. Directed toward knowledge for its own sake without respect to applications. trimness n. Lying or being across or in a crosswise direction. tireless adj. thesis n. A will. The branch of theological science that treats of God. timorous adj. transatlantic adj. or time. To passively permit or put up with. translucent adj. A three-legged stand. often presented in public. Pertaining to or concerned with the affairs of the present life. Direction or inclination. transferrer n. Marked by extreme suffering. Lasting for a short time only. telescope v. transfuse v. trinity n. Wrongful. Pithy. confidence. treble adj. theology n. Harangue. Any champion of the rights and liberties of the people: often used as the name for a newspaper. The maker of a will. To pursue a policy of delay. condition. To speculate. FreeVocabulary. The property or state of allowing the passage of light. One who or that which is only of temporary existence. Threefold. approximately. tortuous adj. Awe-inspiring. terminus n. translucence n. limit. transmission n. torpor n. To surpass. To give the sense or equivalent of in another language or dialect. tolerate v. + FREE Memory Course. Something that is of short duration. tilth n. testament n. A formal token of regard. tinge n. tranquility n. The act of pouring from one vessel to another. treatise n. theological adj. An involuntary trembling or shivering. termination n. The art of representing on a map the physical features of any locality or region with accuracy. The quality of a tone. Strained to stiffness. To pour or cause to pass. The art or process of communicating by telephone. treacherous adj. Violently abusive and quarrelsome. An allurer or enticer to evil. Made commonplace by frequent repetition. theism n. usually hinged near the top. tempter n. terminate v. To soothe. A copy made directly from an original. transgress v. Pertaining to a period of 300 years. theorist n. The term during which a thing is held. tenet n. The path described by a projectile moving under given forces. trajectory n. theocrasy n. The act of ending or concluding. Of or pertaining to heat. An impediment. Abounding in irregular bends or turns. triple adj. Cultivation. Laborious. Pertaining to the domain over which a sovereign state exercises jurisdiction. torturous adj.5000 Collegiate Words with Brief Definitions – Amass an Ivy League Vocabulary! EASY 7-CD Edition: All you have to do is listen 15 minutes a day for 4 weeks to absorb 5000 words. An open braced framework for supporting the horizontal stringers of a railwaybridge. tentative adj. thermoelectric adj. transcendent adj.com telephony n. . Allowing the passage of light. Forbearance in judging of the acts or opinions of others. trio n. A grotesque imitation. degree. theocracy n. One who or that which conveys from one person or place to another. transference n. One given to speculating. terrify v. thereabout adv. testator n. tercentenary adj. transparent adj. Three things grouped or associated together. To do business. Indulgent. Perfidious. tremor n. Done as an experiment. A spirit of charitable leniency. Unyielding. The final point or goal. temporize v. Belief in God. Multiplied by three. testimonial n. Denoting electricity produced by heat. That may e sent through or across. travail n. Pertaining to or creative of a boundary. temporal adj. Cutting deeply and quickly. transfusion n. tenacious adj. The mixed worship of polytheism. transience n. for supporting some instrument.

vagabond n. Not cognizant of objects. or pertaining to. valedictorian n. Marketable. Ridiculously or unjustly excessive. To inoculate with vaccine virus or virus of cowpox. unicellular adj. on their Italian side). Founded on truth. A subordinate. unlimited adj. pretentious. vacate v. undeceive v. The act of training or the state of being under instruction. Treatment. tyranny n. unconscionable adj. A slave or bondman. Pertaining to the process of plant-life. truculent adj. as judgment. To live in a monotonous. Excessive. The demanding for the use of money as a loan. vacuous adj. vagrant n. vegetarian n. To put into confusion. unanimous adj. Being present everywhere. ubiquitous adj. Doubt. The art of anointing as with oil. Rapid motion. unify v. Of. ulterior adj. To cause to be one.5000 Collegiate Words with Brief Definitions – Amass an Ivy League Vocabulary! EASY 7-CD Edition: All you have to do is listen 15 minutes a day for 4 weeks to absorb 5000 words. A seller. Marked by lightness and softness. venerable adj. unaccountable adj. unbelief n. Sincere. vendor n. . undulate v. To leave. A throwing upward. unconscious adj. Oily. Inexplicable. usury n. truism n. as from great size or awkward shape. To issue or be party to the issue of a policy of insurance. undersell v. Inexpressible. To free from deception. trivial adj. Unendurable. vegetal adj. unctuous adj. Empty. untoward adj. ultramontane adj. uproarious adj. urgency n. valid adj. Illegal. The act of selling. An idle wanderer. veneer n. velocity n. The ethical doctrine that actions are right because they are useful or of beneficial tendency. Courageous. velvety adj. An atomizer. Sharing the same views or sentiments. Consisting of a single cell. To reproach as deserving blame. To mark with different shades or colors. univalence n. umbrage n. To throw into confusion. Adverse. tyrannical adj. A darting momentary local pain. usurious adj. Insufficiently exposed for proper or full development. upheaval n. To move like a wave or in waves. Despotic. tutelage n. To eradicate. Level or low land between hills. uncommon adj. underman v. upheave v. vacuum n. Of less than the customary size. unlawful adj. Unitarian adj. The state or quality of being of one mind. twinge n. venal adj. + FREE Memory Course. FreeVocabulary. One who believes in the theory that man's food should be exclusively vegetable. usurp v. To waver. To separate. ultimatum n. unanimity n. The greatest possible extent. usage n. vendition n. Protective. To make an inadequate charge for. Clumsy. To undervalue.com triumvir n. vegetation n. Overthrow or violent disturbance of established order or condition. A wanderer. Beyond the mountains. Burdensome. A space entirely devoid of matter. vacillate v. underexposed adj. truculence n. variant n. corrupt. vaudeville n. A final statement or proposal. troublesome adj. or surroundings. utilitarianism n. Unseasonable. unnecessary adj. unnatural adj. Artificial. unbridled adj. tutorship n. undersized adj. Plant-life in the aggregate. Meriting or commanding high esteem. passive way without exercise of the mental faculties. To equip with less than the full complement of men. untimely adj. unaffected adj. Having a tendency to change. underlie v. truthful adj. typographical adj. vaporizer n. unisonant adj. vale n. vainglory n. urbanity n. A variety show. unfavorable adj. turgid adj. To raise or lift with effort. ultramundane adj. Maintenance. vegetative adj. mischievous boy. To be the ground or support of. Fitness for some desirable practical purpose. utmost n. unwise adj. Clandestinely carried on. Of little importance or value. typify v. Rare. Having the character or the spirit of a savage. valedictory n. A parting address. vassal n. unyoke v. undue adj. uproot v. undergarment n. Causing annoyance or hindrance. especially beyond the Alps (that is. as by apprising of the real state of affairs. One of three men united coordinately in public office or authority. undercharge v. A garment to be worn under the ordinary outer garments. Absolute power arbitrarily or unjustly administrated. valediction n. or like a city. Of or pertaining to plants. Abominable. variable adj. upbraid v. vehement adj. Ferocity. up-keep n. Unsuited to the wearer. To underestimate. urban adj. The arrangement of composed type. vaccinate v. Refined or elegant courtesy. tyro n. More than sufficient. a rate of interest beyond what is allowed by law. Taking unlawful or exorbitant interest on money loaned. unbiased adj. A thing that differs from another in form only. and demonstrative vanity. actions. unsettle v. unguent n. To fail to put strongly enough. unutterable adj. underrate v. Being without restraint. underling n. unavoidable adj. underwrite v. undulous adj. A roguish. vendible adj. Unconstrained. Hades. To take possession of by force. Pertaining to a religious body that rejects the doctrine of the Trinity. Beyond which there is nothing else. A condition of perfect agreement and accord. Not so pertinent as something else to the matter spoken of. utility n. as negatives in photography. Being in a condition of perfect agreement and accord. underworld n. To serve as a characteristic example of. tutelar adj. Being the only one of its kind. Pertaining to typography or printing. unspeakable adj. Characteristic. vegetate v. place. Not essential under the circumstances. Resembling waves. as concerning terms or conditions. Veracious. Having lost sparkling quality and flavor. being the same in essence or substance. First in order of precedence. To subvert in an underhand way. Mercenary. Very eager or urgent. typical adj. unction n. Moved or managed with difficulty. typography n. The pressure of necessity. Change. unbecoming adj. variation n. ultimate adj. Showing inexperience. variegate v. ungainly adj. uppermost adj. To sell at a lower price than. Pertaining to supernatural things or to another life. Inevitable. Swollen. A statement so plainly true as hardly to require statement or proof. Modification. unison n. Student who delivers an address at graduating exercises of an educational institution. unique adj. or the appearance of printed matter. turpitude n. Foolish. valorous adj. Impartial. urchin n. A bidding farewell. Outside show or elegance. unsophisticated adj. A sense of injury. variance n. undervalue v. undermine v. unwieldy adj. upturn v. etc. vapid adj. underhanded adj. Depravity. Monovalency. upcast n. as a case. One slightly skilled in or acquainted with any trade or profession. Any ointment or lubricant for local application. The office of a guardian. Noisy. unbearable adj. understate v.

witticism n. Being on the alert to discover and ward off danger or insure safety. The intellectual and moral tendencies that characterize any age or epoch. A master in the technique of some particular fine art. The art or skill of a workman. or contained or carried in a vein or veins. violation n. a title of nobility. In prosperous circumstances. vocative adj. To prove to be true. vivacity n. exact. Any soft. especially temporarily. Of or pertaining to the act of calling. The prevalent way or fashion. or gone. The constitutional right in a chief executive of refusing to approve an enactment. Extreme misery or unhappiness. Fatiguing. vulgarity n. or Internet use is prohibited. The flesh of deer. Alert and intent mental watchfulness in guarding against danger. vertex n. curious. vicissitude n. The poisonous fluid that certain animals secrete. vivisection n. wintry adj. or silly. To endue with life. vindicative adj. Capable of receiving injuries. volant adj. wherever adv. To contaminate. wry adj. To contend. A bold. warlike adj. writhe v. Being in essence or effect. Beads strung on threads. vitality n. An act or a means of cunning deception. Changeable. Copyright 2002 by EEENI. vicarious adj. viceroy n. as a right or claim. vestige n. impudent. a word. + FREE Memory Course. version n. To inflict. virtual adj. waif n. To utter with a loud and vehement voice. wantonness n. vindicate v. Having an aptitude for applying oneself to new and varied tasks or to various subjects. Infringement. vivify v. wean v. To cherish reverentially. especially with full command. virile adj. A stringed instrument held between the player's knees. of condition or circumstances. verity n. working-man n. An imaginary belt encircling the heavens within which are the larger planets. After which. A greenhouse for grapes. well-bred adj. Eating with greediness or in very large quantities. Like or befitting a skilled workman. vociferous adj. A musical instrument somewhat larger than a violin. Truth. venison n. Dizziness. Deserving of censure. The state or quality of being necessary to existence or continuance. Word for word. Dedicated by a vow. wizen v. Exceedingly noxious or deleterious. Capricious. Truthfulness. zodiac n. Revengeful. Having great fluency in speaking. wizen-faced adj. vista n. or impression. To pull or force away by or as by violent twisting or wringing. vindicatory adj. Of good ancestry. The place in or near which a person or thing is. whereupon adv. a forgivable sin. Thin. Belonging to or suggestive of the spring. To diminish in size and brilliancy. vestment n. votive adj. or real. vulnerable adj. votary adj. A ripple. gentle wind. zealot n. wxane v. The necessary means or resources. or look of a person. Lacking warmth of manner. wrest v. Completely. verdant adj. weak-kneed adj. workmanlike adj. weal n. yearling n. vitalize v. wrangle v. as a revenge or punishment. or limbs or as in pain or distress. vincible adj. vituperable adj. as of fortune. Masculine. Any sale. or original saying or sentiment. The dissection of a living animal. A ruler acting with royal authority in place of the sovereign in a colony or province. Well-being. With knowledge and by design. Very small. zephyr n. witless adj. The language of one's country. This may be copied for classroom or individual use without royalties. viol n. A witty. Rare. Suffered or done in place of or for the sake of another. control. A homeless. winsome adj. Modification is prohibited. of something absent. wherewith n. zeitgeist n. or accurate. especially a complete change. volatile adj. ranking fourth in the order of British peerage. waistcoat n. virulence n. or accurate. The culminating-point of prosperity. Conquerable. The face. wile n. mark. verbatim adv. To use. To transfer (the young) from dependence on mother's milk to another form of nourishment. Wordy. A picture having a background or that is shaded off gradually. voracious adj. To relinquish. vogue n. verify v. Making a loud outcry. vortex n. verbose adj. workmanship n. waive v. but not in form or appearance. influence. A noxious or troublesome animal. That may be pardoned or forgiven. virtuoso n. Inc. lost. visualize v. The quality of making a clamor. One who transgresses. To maintain by noisy argument or dispute. wiry adj. wreak v. neglected wanderer. Attractive. Clothing or covering. voluble adj. well-doer n. To become or cause to become withered or dry. vigilance n. veto n. Exercising the will. whet v. vernacular n. writing n. Of. Flying or able to fly. Having a shriveled face. exact. The act of proving to be true. or greatness. Belligerent. To twist the body. verbiage n. vitiate v. wampum n. wavelet n. or instrument. viscount n. Perceptible by sight. whine v. venous adj. An act or exercise of will. venom n. To make more keen or eager. Consecrated by a vow or promise. Punitive. vinery n. A performer of moral and social duties. volitive adj. viola n. commercial use. wretchedness n. FreeVocabulary. vociferate v. To give pictorial vividness to a mental representation. witling n. One who espouses a cause or pursues an object in an immoderately partisan manner. wholly adv. vermin n. especially one regarded in relation merely to its qualities of sound. Habitually disposed to speak the truth. A mass of rotating or whirling fluid. vigilant adj. In or at whatever place.5000 Collegiate Words with Brief Definitions – Amass an Ivy League Vocabulary! EASY 7-CD Edition: All you have to do is listen 15 minutes a day for 4 weeks to absorb 5000 words. as a woman. face. wittingly adv. Without resolute purpose or energy. vertical adj. witchcraft n. Lack of refinement in conduct or speech. well-to-do adj. as a weapon. turbulent woman. To utter with complaining tone. visual adj. pertaining to. Pertaining to or proceeding from sexual intercourse. volition n. To prove true.com venerate v. or manage. virago n. A vest. especially when sucked spirally toward the center. Green with vegetation. veracious adj. virtu n. Apex. Recklessness. In truth. but tough and sinewy. A young animal past its first year and not yet two years old. or beautiful quality. wee adj. A visible trace. Liveliness. vocable n. The act or art of tracing or inscribing on a surface letters or ideographs. vertigo n. A description or report of something as modified by one's character or opinion. One who earns his bread by manual labor. right. . Deviating from that which is proper or right. Foolish. A person who has little understanding. having fullness of beautiful form. zenith n. vociferance n. virulent adj. violoncello n. visage n. To endow with life or energy. A view or prospect. indiscreet. violator n. A stringed instrument of the violin class. brilliant. wearisome adj. verily adv. vernal adj. venereal adj. vie v. with or without sensuous or sensual quality. Lying or directed perpendicularly to the horizon. whereabouts n. venial adj. Use of many words without necessity. Extreme poisonousness. vignette n. A change. voluptuous adj. whimsical adj. wield v. formerly used among the American Indians as currency. versatile adj. In England. veracity n. countenance. Sorcery. verification n.

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