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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.

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

and shells. lawful right. A Spanish dance. Objects of curiosity or for decoration. Without experience of the world. A rule or law adopted by an association. Bowdlerize v. A word. cadenza n. brigand n. brandish v. boatswain n. bulwark n. A chest of drawers for clothing. a member of the lower house of the legislature of Maryland or Virginia. or the like. Speaking two languages. Superstitious devotion to one's religion. To make brilliant or shining. Desolate. canary adj. buttress n. brogue n. An ox. actions. Fond of drinking. An inhabitant. and the reins. or attempt to do so. low mountain. candid adj. Briticism n. buoyancy n. Any one of various tall rush-like plants growing in damp ground or water. bore v. In cricket. A treasurer. bleak adj. borough n. Characteristic of a dog. Fragile. calorie n. A written account of one's life. or like a bulb. To support. brigade n. bitterness n. who has general charge of the rigging. boorish adj. canine adj.com bibliophile n. 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That may be estimated by reckoning. bigamist n. biology n. bolster v. breach n. canon n. buoyant adj. One who has two spouses at the same time. biography n. A women's ornamental corset-shaped laced waist. or a legal obligation. To indulge in profane oaths. A mark that mars beauty. The body of men constituting the official advisors of the executive head of a nation. bosom n. bombard v. A vain boaster. bomb n. Well done. cacophony n. The science of life or living organisms. blasé adj. brine n. SAT math and more free at www. preaching tone with affected solemnity. caitiff adj. A conspicuous hill. A hollow projectile containing an explosive material. A round pod or seed-capsule. or horns. bromine n. or pertaining to. for the first time. An incorporated village or town. To talk in a singsong. callow adj. Either of the two subdivisions of the trachea conveying air into the lungs. . A choral composition. Having the power or tendency to float or keep afloat. dogs. calumny n. came n. A vivid glowing flame. citizen or freeman of a borough burgh. Any support or prop. broadcast adj. A privilege or possession into which one is born. To mention. One of the coarse. campaign n. biograph n. association. The shutting up of a town. the player who delivers the ball. To weary by tediousness or dullness. generally isolated. as to the taste. Resembling a corpse. Canaanite n. A body of troops consisting of two or more regiments. bigamy n. A cup or glass filled to the brim. braze v. A subordinate officer of a vessel. Any small engraved or carved work in relief. for a solo voice or instrument. bureau n. Delusive speech. To teach or imbue with the doctrines of Calvinism.5000 Collegiate Words with Brief Definitions – Amass an Ivy League Vocabulary! 7-CD Edition: All you have to do is listen 15 minutes a day for 4 weeks to absorb 5000 words. by stern. as the cry of an ass or the blast of a horn. brokerage n. Rude. a corporation. a broker. butte n. coarse jokes. In colonial times. Sated with pleasure. bombardier n. cabal n. bodice n. biennial n. An animal having two feet. or the like. To place the products or merchandise of under a ban. especially on unimportant subjects. The breast or the upper front of the thorax of a human being. To make widely or generally known. bullock n. cabalism n. A number of persons secretly united for effecting by intrigue some private purpose. blemish n. accompanied by caste nets and singing. An embellishment or flourish. Rhythmical or measured flow or movement. Connected with the study or cultivation of plants. browbeat v. The state of being hard and insensible. callosity n. bier n. bronchus n. anchors. One who lives by robbery and plunder. bilingual adj. Any dialectic pronunciation of English. butt v. blatant adj. cadaverous adj. or rude address or manner. bibulous adj. The buttocks. brigadier n. Members of a brotherhood. Somewhat rough or rude in manner or speech. and character. especially of a woman. bridle n. Hillside. bide v. To impose on or dupe by flattering speech. burnish v. Cheerful. To strike with or as with the head. as a flax or cotton. or natural turret. Sulfur. Disseminated far and wide. brogan n. A complete series of connected military operations. Joyous. One who loves books. An open pan or basin for holding live coals. brae n. Two-sided. boll n. formed by a long curve of a coast-line. A coarse. To study plant-life. A bibliographical sketch or notice. etc. Shortness of duration. A leaden sash-bar or grooved strip for fastening panes in stained-glass windows. brimstone n. To hurry. boisterous adj. Any rule or law. calculable adj. The crime of marrying any other person while having a legal spouse living. To assail with any missile or with abusive speech. blithe adj. Anything that gives security or defense. Corporeal. bulrush n. General officer who commands a brigade. The quality of frankness or outspokenness. buffoon n. birthright n. or a line of coast by hostile forces. blaspheme v. bole n. harsh. biped n. To make of or ornament with brass. A plant that produces leaves and roots the first year and flowers and fruit the second. The science that treats of plants. gild. Inflated or extravagant language. bight n. bursar n. Of a bright but delicate yellow. especially one to be drunk as a toast or health. stiff hairs of swine: used in brush-making. brooch n. bristle n. To execute clumsily. The United Kingdom of Great Britain. or discordant sound or combination of sounds or tones. The system of doctrine taught by John Calvin. heavy shoe. bombs. Unchecked merriment or animal spirits. a frontier. boycott v. burgher n. The place where Christ was crucified. as in poetry or the time and pace of marching troops. bumptious adj. Straightforward. A horizontal framework with two handles at each end for carrying a corpse to the grave. a bit. Full of offensive and aggressive self-conceit. bombast n. Acridity. prepared or improvised. A loud harsh sound. To wave. illustrative of the passion of love. bravado n. buffoonery n. candor n. brethren n. bureaucracy n. Calvinism n. A slightly receding bay between headlands. bulbous adj. To await. Low drollery. The trunk or body of a tree.

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

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

crass adj. . contraposition n. Devoted to feasting. convene v. A piece of bric-a-brac. rocky projection on a cliff or ledge. in behalf of an idea or principle. Any artificial covered channel for the passage of water through a bank or under a road. correlate v. A flirt. craving n. convenience n. crevasse n. Prolongation. A standard by which to determine the correctness of a judgment or conclusion. One who steers a rowboat. Capable of reformation. corruption n. or one who has charge of a ship's boat and its crew under an officer. bookkeeping. covenant n. contumacious adj. either with or without the breaking of the skin. conveyance n. Not predictable. cosmogony n. That which causes gradual decay by crumbling or surface disintegration. crawfish. A person having charge as of a library or museum. A minute particle of matter. Curving like the segment of the globe or of the surface of a circle. A small fissure. as proof or conviction. convolve v. as opposed to thin or fine. continuance n. Of a material nature. canal. as between two contiguous surfaces. time. corpuscle n. The act of giving for a common purpose. A fleet and spirited horse. crevice n. The science that describes the universe. cosmetic adj. A trying and purifying test or agency. curtail v. contradiction n. culinary adj. creed n. contingent adj. A winding motion. creak n. curtsy n. corrode v. Pertaining to the universe. curable adj. An agreement entered into by two or more persons or parties. counterbalance v. correspondence. convex adj. corrosive n. convalescence n. Permanence. squeaking sound. geography. The skull of an animal. contrive v. covert adj. covey n. in common with others. SAT math and more free at www. culpable adj. or development. corollary n. Recovering health after sickness. various degrees of noble rank less than sovereign. cosmopolitanism n. To put in some relation of connection or correspondence. counting-house n. cursory adj. Anything written in characters that are secret or so arranged as to have hidden meaning. Pertaining to a division of arthropods. or adapting something to or for a special purpose. credible adj. contrivance n. cosmology n. corroboration n. crusade n. Coarse or thick in nature or structure. and abrupt in act or expression. cynicism n. counteract v. cornice n. as of time or place. convertible adj. A placing opposite. perfect in order and arrangement. A number or body of persons in some way associated or acting together. cornucopia n. Belonging or relating to the body as opposed to the mind. crag n. as through fear or shame. containing lobsters. convoy n. To pick or sort out from the rest. vigorously prosecuted. countryman n. contradictory adj. contort v. Contempt for the opinions of others and of what others value. Rapid and superficial. counterfeit adj. A flock of quails or partridges. curio n. corporate adj. corroborate v. cryptogram n. Capable of being remedied or corrected. The act or ceremony of crowning a monarch. course n. Uninterrupted connection in space. corporal adj. To manage or carry through by some device or scheme. cosmopolitan adj. harsh. Of or pertaining to cooking or the kitchen. devising. correlative adj. Exhibiting moral skepticism. cower v. culvert n. One who or that which regulates or directs. To ruin or destroy little by little. The act planning. or governing influence over. Fitness. To bring together or give fixed shape to. restraining. Contemptuous disregard of the requirements of rightful authority. critique n. coronet n. convalesce v. operation. criterion n. contusion n. cygnet n. crustaceous adj. To oppose with an equal force. courageous adj.FreeVocabulary. Earthenware made from baked clay. Politeness originating in kindness and exercised habitually. Broken in spirit because of a sense of sin. To summon or cause to assemble. convulsion n. To exercise a directing. To offset. contrite adj. continuous adj. credence n. To cause spasms in. corporeal adj. conversion n. Like a circle. crustacean adj. To crouch down tremblingly. Connected. Common to all the world. Tending to one point. continuation n. A violent and abnormal muscular contraction of the body. culprit n. Writing in which the letters are joined together. Belonging to a corporation. symbolizing peace and prosperity. Line of motion or direction. An ornamental molding running round the walls of a room close to the ceiling. cosmography n. To recover after a sickness. convergent adj. crystallize v. A bruise. contumacy n. crockery n. Trade forbidden by law or treaty. courtesy n. cosmic adj. A protecting force accompanying property in course of transportation. daring adj. countercharge v. corrigible adj. Gradual decay by crumbling or surface disintegration. Any concerted movement. and geology. convalescent adj. cycloid adj. contravene v. A guilty person. Change from one state or position to another. or prolonged without separation or interruption of sequence. contuse v. The assertion of the opposite of that which has been said. coxswain n. courser n. cupidity n. Brave. Avarice. counter-claim n. Obese. Confirmation. cudgel n. cursive adj. etc. Belief. crabs. Loss of purity or integrity. especially for an evil purpose. A proposition following so obviously from another that it requires little demonstration. cull v. Rebellious. contribution n. copious adj. Thoroughly informed. countervail v. continuity n. corpse n. A butter-making establishment.5000 Collegiate Words with Brief Definitions – Amass an Ivy League Vocabulary! 7-CD Edition: All you have to do is listen 15 minutes a day for 4 weeks to absorb 5000 words. To accuse in return. cosmos n. To cut off or cut short. extended. To twist into a misshapen form. conversant adj. A cross-demand alleged by a defendant in his favor against the plaintiff. according to its form. A rustic.com contingency n. curator n. Plenteous. credulous adj. or to good-fellowship in eating or drinking. creamery n. for a common purpose. A formal summary of fundamental points of religious belief. Resembling or containing cream. A doctrine of creation or of the origin of the universe. That by which anything is transported. corrosion n. crematory adj. A house or office used for transacting business. Having a crust-like shell. A cosmopolitan character. inventing. contributor n. counterpart n. curt adj. A deep crack or fissure in the ice of a glacier. corps n. A rugged. Open to bribery. converge v. To prevent or obstruct the operation of. The horn of plenty. A young swan. Concise. coquette n. That to which general interest or attention is directed. The general science of the universe. Inferior crown denoting. coronation n. especially the complexion. corpulent adj. A vehement desire. The state of progressive restoration to health and strength after the cessation of disease. controller n. Brave. Believable. A dead body. Guilty. compressed. etc. A place for cremating dead bodies. Easily deceived. convulse v. A sharp. cynical adj. Something taken with another for the completion of either. physical. To move with a circling or winding motion. crucible n. Made to resemble something else. cynosure n. corruptible adj. Concealed. convolution n. Interchangeable. Possibility of happening. convivial adj. To cause to incline and approach nearer together. One who gives or furnishes. or from one form to another. cranium n. To bruise by a blow. creamy adj. To strengthen. including astronomy. control v. The world or universe considered as a system. To act in opposition to. A downward movement of the body by bending the knees. Pertaining to the art of beautifying. A short thick stick used as a club. contraband n. Mutually involving or implying one another. Inconsistent with itself. 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Not having an adequate or proper supply or amount. definite adj. dehydrate v. . To reduce or lessen. demeanor n. speech. To deprive (a magnet) of magnetism. Decameron n. dastard n. To deem worthy of notice or account.com darkling adv. To designate by word or mark. delectation n. To lessen the worth of. defendant n. Suitable for the occasion or circumstances. but denies supernatural revelation. debut n. deference n. deprave v. decipher v. demonstrative adj. delusion n. To regard with grief or sorrow. default n. To destroy a measurable or large proportion of. To disband. Darwinism n. deform v. denominator n. To slander. To clear of forests. depression n. declamatory adj. Inclined to strong exhibition or expression of feeling or thoughts. Respectful submission or yielding. derrick n. A person against whom a suit is brought. decorous adj. That which is agreeable to a fine taste. To embellish. Coming or acquired from some origin. as of strength or magnitude. To cut off or take away. Fearless. To overwhelm with a flood of water. Delight. decagon n. deponent adj. dendrology n. That process by which a word is traced from its original root or primitive form and meaning. Having gentle or courteous bearing or manner. Conclusive. derivation n. denominate v. deformity n. To dissolve gradually and become liquid by absorption of moisture from the air. deceitful adj. defalcate v. denounce v. A weight of 10 grams. To deprive of water. Falsehood. To remove the inhabitants from. Melancholy. starting-point. Part of a fraction which expresses the number of equal parts into which the unit is divided. demulcent n. demise n. Containing a formal. To make payment for. deliquesce v. as to a penal colony. derive v. fruit when ripe. The voluntary consecration or relinquishment of something to an end or cause. To find out the true words or meaning of. A human skull as a symbol of death. To deduce. degrade v. decorate v. Ridicule. A god. decagram n. decency n. Subject to contention or dispute. Neglectful of obligation. Having an exact signification or positive meaning. A length of ten meters. dearth n. depth n. Capable of positive proof. demolish v. deciduous adj. That part of a play or story in which the mystery is cleared up. defraud v. exhaustion. day-man n. deprecate v. Raving. with hope for the opposite. to express their different relations of gender. declension n. deficiency n. deposition n. To mislead by or as by falsehood. decisive ad. and there is no winner. To dishearten. To behead. dejection n. defray v. decasyllable n. demented adj. demonstrable adj. decimal adj. A race in which two or more competitors come out even. A mark for failure or bad conduct. deign v. dedication n. A speech recited or intended for recitation from memory in public. A premise. demagogue n. To derive or draw as a conclusion by reasoning from given premises or principles. To ridicule. One who believes in God. A full and formal style of utterance. denunciation n. Demeanor. Deepness. or explicit statement or affirmation. datum n. morally or physically. The doctrine that natural selection has been the prime cause of evolution of higher forms. demonstrator n. deleterious adj. declarative adj. decameter n. A place where anything is kept in safety. Laying down. deist n. dauntless adj. defiant adj. Like a tree. Characterized by propriety of conduct. One who makes a deposit. Fraudulent. derivative adj. A becoming worse. To mar or disfigure the face or external surface of. delude v. decrepit adj. death's-head n. as to another's opinion. Capable of being maintained or justified. Enfeebled.or desirable. To cause to turn aside or downward. defamation n. Falling off at maturity as petals after flowering. To prove indubitably. demobilize v. decalogue n. A falling of the spirits. defensive adj. delirious adj. decapitate v. To express disapproval or regret for. for use as evidence in court. deject v. goddess. degeneracy n. To take away honors or position from. etc. positive. denouement n. The act of declaring an action or person worthy of reprobation or punishment. To become worse or inferior. Insane. wishes. depress v. or divine person. Testimony legally taken on interrogatories and reduced to writing. delicacy n. Contemptible. as a part of something. A figure with ten sides and ten angles. debase v. deplore v. decent adj. To delay or put off to some other time. To press down. defensible adj. To leave suddenly or unexpectedly. Inhabitant. An apparatus for hoisting and swinging great weights. Founded on the number 10. A base coward. The natural history of trees. derisible adj. deficient adj. To take or send away forcibly. or has an amount deposited. demerit n. depository n. deface v. A liquid and dry measure of 10 liters. Lack or insufficiency. derision n. denizen n. especially when more or less enduring. defer v. deity n. An unprincipled politician. deride v. One who proves in a convincing and conclusive manner. dentifrice n. or given fact. or waste. debatable adj. as troops. Carried on in resistance to aggression. decaliter n. dead-heat n. depositor n. deduce v. The change of endings in nouns and adj. A line of ten syllables. denote v. depreciate v. dendroid adj. Malicious and groundless injury done to the reputation or good name of another. delineate v. To give a name or epithet to. censure. or judgment. denomination n. deluge v. debonair adj. A disfigurement. To disfigure. as from a premise. deport v. demagnetize v. Anything that allures. To point out or publicly accuse as deserving of punishment. especially morally bad. as by use. degenerate v. Any preparation used for cleaning the teeth. To represent by sketch or diagram. Delightful to the taste or to the senses. deportment n. essential . 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A lowering in value or an underrating in worth. derelict adj. deceit n. degradation n. as something hardly legible. deflect v. decoy n. decamp v. manners. as by old age or some chronic infirmity. A volume consisting of ten parts or books. declamation n. Deportment. deify v. A body of Christians united by a common faith and form of worship and discipline. Diminution. or dress. To regard or worship as a god. A day-laborer. or odium. Hurtful. The ten commandments. Characterized by bold or insolent opposition. defame v. To render bad. To mislead the mind or judgment of. decimate v. Blindly. Moral fitness. deplete v. A first appearance in society or on the stage.

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

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

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

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

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Savageness. forthright adv. financial adj. foursome adj. feudal adj. The captain of a flag-ship. Folly. forte n. flagrant adj. change. festal adj. A trifling act. Concluding performance. fortify v. foreman n. Besides. The comparative number of any kind of occurrences within a given time or space. feasible adj. The head man. or degree of being fresh. Relative disposition of parts. A young deer. One of the highest class of offenses. That part of a shore uncovered at low tide. foppish adj. fluential adj. Any growth of leaves. Characteristic of woman or womankind. frigid adj. forepeak n. formidable adj. The upper part of the face. Loyalty. forby adv. flora n. finality n. Patient endurance or toleration of offenses. To go before as introducing or ushering in. fealty n. fixture n. Characteristic of one who is unduly devoted to dress and the niceties of manners. fluctuate v. Predestination. fretful adj. An ancestor. A complete or humiliating failure. Unduly changeable in feeling. To deny oneself. or derived from another country. Consisting of four. Difficult to accomplish. fluctuation n. Liability to be broken or destroyed. fete n. Joyous. A landed estate held under feudal tenure. quality. Violent. Premeditation. fatuous adj. To renounce upon oath. pretense. Brotherly. The young in the womb or in the egg. fragile adj. fragile adj. thought. That part of the upper deck of a ship forward of the after fore-shrouds. feudalism n. especially in view of a coming event. fervor n. A square sail. fresco n. flexible adj. Trivial. With directness. That which is used to decorate the person or dress. A collection of tabular masses of floating polar ice. foreclose v. A note of explanation or comment at the foot of a page or column. fortitude n. The art of painting on a surface of plaster. fickle adj. forecourt n. fluent adj. and punishable with death or imprisonment. A crack or crack-like depression. or effected. The aggregate of plants growing without cultivation in a district. Frequent irregular change back and forth from one state or degree to another. Counterfeit. Commerce unrestricted by tariff or customs. Imperfect. Easily broken. or renewal. A gum or resin which on burning yields aromatic fumes. fitful adj. fraternal adj. forecast v. fray v. felicitate v. Indicative of faith or trust. Flushed with red. or practice. Disposed to peevishness. To league together. foresight n. fraudulence n. fictitious adj. Idiotic faulty adj. One who attempts to obstruct legislation. That may be done. Thin and weak. fawn n. foresee v. foresail n. flag-officer n. Monetary. A room kept at a low temperature for preserving fruits. Characterized by extravagance and in general by want of good taste. Ardent in feeling. forecastle n. A personal weakness or failing. finally adv. A dealer in flowers. frivolous adj. To be an omen or warning sign of. frigidarium n. fervid adj. folklore n. with goats feet. A state of constant movement. between the eyes and the hair. To provide with defensive works. To ward off. To predetermine. The extreme forward part of a ship's hold. fernery n. fiducial adj. floe n. A citizen of a foreign country. forejudge v. fracture n. A brimless felt cap in the shape of a truncated cone. foliage n. The state. fervent adj. filibuster n. freemason n. Having a ready or easy flow of words or ideas. ferocious adj. forth adv. fetus n. frightful adj. fiasco n. To fret at the edge so as to loosen or break the threads. felon n. A state of well-founded happiness. flimsy adj. florid adj. forcible adj. or of a size adapted to folding once. forfeit v. The feudal system. Pertaining to flowers. under the lowest deck. The traditions. meat. A place in which ferns are grown. forefather n. Apt to induce terror or alarm. A smoke-duct in a chimney. frailty n. To wish joy or happiness to. flatulence n. To pass backward and forward irregularly from one state or degree to another. usually red with a black tassel. foreordain v. saying. forbearance n. Openly scandalous. free trade n. financier n. To palm off. Prescience. or purpose. A sheet of paper folded once. To judge of before hearing evidence. Fixed rule or set form. One of a class of deities of the woods and herds represented as half human. fief n. folio n.5000 Collegiate Words with Brief Definitions – Amass an Ivy League Vocabulary! 7-CD Edition: All you have to do is listen 15 minutes a day for 4 weeks to absorb 5000 words. formula n. Pertaining to streams. To predict. Created or formed by the imagination. Having a light. A young bird. One who rejects authority or inspiration in religion. fishmonger n. To lose possession of through failure to fulfill some obligation. foreign adj. foible n. Subtle contrivance used to gain a point. Into notice or view. One who or that which is expected to remain permanently in its position. One who sells fish. and customs of the common people. performed. foreshore n. flamboyant adj. and savage nature. A criminal or depraved person. frequency n. fondle v.

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Ungracious. habitable adj. Relevant. fusible adj. gulp. The science that treats of the functions and diseases peculiar to women. Female supremacy. Any difficulty the only issue out of which is by bold or unusual manners. The whole range or sequence. A parasite. A movement or action of the hands or face. expressive of some idea or emotion. gastronomy n. especially that arising from chemical action. gendarme n. Flimsy. habitual adj. A temporary absence of a soldier or sailor by permission of the commanding officer. A field or stream of ice. chance. Stealthy or sly. granular adj. Gordian knot n. Fit to be dwelt in. gradation n. gourd n. one-eighth of a mile. Having an imposing style or effect. rank. Economical. A disposition to give liberally or to bestow favors heartily. Ordinarily. Given to excess in eating. haggard adj. Calm. Icy. Common sense. as a mushroom. frowzy adj. Noting a genus or kind. Sticky. Abundant. fungible adj. grandeur n. An English monetary unit. guise n. galore adj. pumpkin. To begin to develop into an embryo or higher form. generalize v. gynecocracy n. of ancestors and their descendants. A member of a regiment composed of men of great stature. grandiose adj. furlough n. Of. grindstone n. Advancement. Of excellence and splendor. The part of a nation's territory that abuts upon another country. genealogist n. hackney v. Well-bred or refined. gyrate v. furtherance n. An instrument for measuring. Light and unsubstantial. To make joyous. or relative position in an order or series. gratification n. or causes grief and at the same time a sense of wrong. habitude n. Playful leaping or frisking. Given to constant trivial talking. fulsome adj. frontier n. geology n. Incongruously composed or ill-proportioned. The maker of a deed. glacial adj. generally adv. globose adj. A storehouse for grain after it is thrashed or husked. To swallow greedily or hastily. gauge n. futile adj. like the actions of a thief. Belonging to a people not Jewish. gyroscope n. A connoisseur in the delicacies of the table. grievance n. grisly adj. gratuitous adj. Not habitually solitary or living alone. More distant or advanced. A person of expectant temperament. gamble v. or other place for its defense. Fulfillment. To draw general inferences. pertaining to. Duplicity. grotesque adj. gosling n. to surround with additions for embellishment. A young goose. One who gives. or the like. in the order of succession. frugal adj. glutinous adj. To grind or strike the teeth together. gratify v. furrier n. grantor n. garrote v. as from rage. gnash v. gaseous adj. Worn and gaunt in appearance. That may be measured. generate v. as in speaking. handwriting n. fundamental adj. A small cavern. A measure. opposed to specific. Composed of small grains or particles. garrison n. Credulous. or the point about which it turns. genitive adj. gossamer adj. granulate v. Speaking in or characterized by a pompous or bombastic style. town. The quality of being grand or admirably great. garnish v. gastritis n. Spherical. gratuity n. guzzle v. To please. grotto n. Sorrow. To subject to the action of smoke or fumes. Of no avail or effect. ground n. halcyon adj. fumigate v. grapple v. Prankish. granary n. garrulous adj. Offensive from excess of praise or commendation. In cookery. guile n. gourmand n. disgust. Tremendous. in any sense. guess n. genesis n. That which is given without demand or claim. fulcrum n. To risk money or other possession on an event. Hideous. gaily adv. To cause to crinkle or curl. Moving or advancing by steps. Frank. or some similar fruit having a hard rind. Voluntarily. Satisfaction. A step. Penmanship. gregarious adj. A small grain or particle. Of sound and vigorous health. guy n. Carriage of the body in going. galvanism n. happy-go-lucky adj. A faint. glorious adj. Spherical. Possessing a brave or chivalrous spirit. Slovenly in appearance. as by satisfying a physical or mental desire or need. Affected with a whirling or swimming sensation in the head. Keen enjoyment. Fear-inspiring. The military force stationed in a fort.FreeVocabulary. Inflammation of the stomach. gamut n. A flat circular stone. habitant n. degree. hale adj. futurist n. The support on or against which a lever rests. To make gestures or motions. To form into grains or small particles. That which oppresses. used for sharpening tools. or contingency. gladden v. Spongy. gradient adj. fluffy appearance to. giddy adj. gallant adj. etc. To produce or cause to be. The department of natural science that treats of the constitution and structure of the earth. galvanize v. globular adj. One who cuts and fits panes of glass. origin. fungous adj. Stay-rope. gibe v. as the hair. grenadier n. Warmth and kindliness of disposition. Creation. Customary relation or association. gravity n. fruition n. gait n. grievous adj. Festivity. germane adj. Merrily. To imbue with life or animation. genital adj. A pavement or floor or any supporting surface on which one may walk. gullible adj. generality n. injures. wavering. A melon. unsteady light. grief n. or near the stomach. To execute by strangling.

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

impertinence n. Heedless. or allowed. General lack of capacity or fitness. impersuadable adj. unseemly. incessant adj. imperative adj. Vague. imperious adj. imperfectible adj. incidence n. Impetus. immortalize v. That can not be burned. Not to be approved. Resisting all attempts to reduce volume by pressure. incompatible adj. The yielding to inclination. or qualification. The beginning. importune v. Imperceptible to the touch. To rouse to a particular action. Want of power to apprehend. indigent adj. Exempt. Poor. competency. Inexpedient. incipient adj. impeccable adj. indistinct adj. indivisible adj. indiscriminate adj. Not appropriate. incoherence n. inaccessible adj. Awkward or slow. incitement n. incongruous adj. inadequate adj. indefensible adj. To reduce to ashes. incontrovertible adj. impassible adj. Rudeness. Anything done or said on the impulse of the moment. impoverish v.5000 Collegiate Words with Brief Definitions – Amass an Ivy League Vocabulary! 7-CD Edition: All you have to do is listen 15 minutes a day for 4 weeks to absorb 5000 words. as from disease. impecunious adj. That can not be destroyed. incinerate v. Capable of being inferred. impetus n. Unpremeditated. indignity n. impudence n. The act or practice of bringing from one country into another. incidentally adv. Unmerited contemptuous conduct or treatment. or expresses beginning. inchoate adj. Unconquerable. incomprehensible adj. immune adj. Changeable. implicate v. To bring in. imperil v. incandescent adj. That can not be turned aside. That can not be passed through or over. impassive adj. inadmissible adj. Want of connection. imperturbable adj. incipience n. indigence n. or difficult to digest. incompressible adj. Native. incarcerate v. passion. Habitually engaged in licentious or lewd practices. That which moves the mind or inflames the passions. importation n. Incipient. That can not be perfected. impiety n. To cause to become less or worse. Casual occurrence. imply v. Not to be understood. Tainted. Rashness. indigenous adj. indiscreet adj. inapprehensible adj. impregnate v. Having no money. impolitic adj. Valueless. Characterized by irreverence or irreligion. inconsequential adj. capacity. imperceptible adj. or agreement. That which moves to action. impartial adj. destroyed. inconsistent adj. incendiary n. incapacity n. To harass with persistent demands or entreaties. inaccurate adj. Difficult of approach. White or glowing with heat. etc. incident n. especially one of little importance. impersonal adj. impede v. Incapable of being forced. Interfering with comfort or progress. inchoative n. suitable. inconceivable adj. To find and declare chargeable with crime. or intellectual. incentive n. incite v. Not relating to a particular person or thing. To imprison. request. Habitually inactive or idle. inanimate adj. To appear or act in the character of. improvise v. impalpable adj. desire. Blameless. inaudible adj.FreeVocabulary. or occasion. indulgence n. impregnable adj. Unadvisable. indomitable adj. indignant adj. Calm. Speechless. Unwillingness to brook delays or wait the natural course of things. Insufficient. That can not be described. incompetence n. Unceasing. indicant adj. or propensity in oneself or another. part. Implanted by nature. Yielding to the desires or humor of oneself or those under one's care. as to parts. or demand. or accusations. indict v. indulgent adj. indefinitely adv. inapt adj. indiscernible adj. place. To do anything extemporaneously or offhand. To drive or urge forward. Innate. To make indigent or poor. indispensable adj. impatience n. insinuations. Small in quantity or importance. Promiscuous. Not digestible. Indisputable. incoherent adj. inadvertent adj. A happening in general. Unchangeable. That which points out. importunate adj. Impulsive. impend v. Lacking some element. Unsuitable for the time. or compelled. impromptu n. impure adj. inborn adj. One who or that which points out. Unbiased. Insolent disrespect. or adjunct necessary or required. A front or cutting tooth. inconstant adj. That which begins. inarticulate adj. That can not be blotted out. Destitute of or lacking in power. impious adj. as of parts or ideas in thought. indicator n. Implied. incomparable adj. indigestible adj. Not exactly according to the facts. incoercible adj. understand. incombustible adj. Discordant. or becoming. constrained. indolent adj. imprudent adj. impliable adj. moral. incomplete adj. indestructible adj. Not plausible. inbred adj. inchmeal adv. To attribute. or serves as an incentive or stimulus. Inert. Not having the abilities desired or necessary for any purpose. incompetent adj. or details. Not perceptible. incisor n. That can not be heard. impropriety n. Lacking wise judgment. impair v. inactive adj. effaced. SAT math and more free at www. Necessary or requisite for the purpose. Not separable into parts. impetuosity n. To cause to last or to be known or remembered throughout a great or indefinite length of time. Initial. To endanger. Incomprehensible. In a vague or uncertain way. indolence n.com immoral adj. . Having such anger and scorn as is aroused by meanness or wickedness. improvident adj. indescribable adj. To be an obstacle or to place obstacles in the way of. Matchless. indigestion n. indelible adj. Chemical or person who starts a fire-literally or figuratively. To deprive of power. immutable adj. Not permissible. impel v. impersonate v. Silly. Poverty. Laziness. inceptive adj. Beginning. Destitute of animal life. Without intention. Piecemeal. impotent adj. inconvenient adj. To be imminent. incapacitate v. impulsion n. To make pregnant. or inappropriate. Accidental. Not moved or affected by feeling. inadvisable adj. Not logically coordinated. Unyielding. indivertible adj. Freedom from punishment. as testimony. considered. implausible adj. immovable adj. To signify. Untenable. elements. Impenetrable. impulsive adj. physical. impassable adj. The state or quality of being unfit. impetuous adj. Insisting on obedience. inconsiderable adj. Not feasible. Unmoved by or not exhibiting feeling. speech. inception n. That can not be taken by assault. or removed. impermissible adj. Urgent in character. Difficulty or failure in the alimentary canal in changing food into absorptive nutriment. Any impulse or incentive. impracticable adj. impunity n. inane adj. improper adj. Beginning. Steadfast. To show or prove to be involved in or concerned implicit adj. impute v. Contradictory. Not understandable. Lacking foresight or thrift. The state of being white or glowing with heat. impervious adj. To assail with arguments. Indiscernible. Irreverence toward God. incandescence n. and manage. induct v. impugn v. 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Of unchangeable length or area. interlude n. inquisitive adj. infirm adj. intellect n. or crime. inject v. instill v. intelligible adj. A single occurrence or happening of a given kind. inseparable adj. innuendo n. intercept v. Ability to sway the will of another. Above price. insular adj. as principles or qualities. as in contrivance or arrangement. or state of being strained. intermit v. That which does not accomplish an intended purpose. insignificant adj. interpreter n. instructive adj. Inadequate for some need. instigate v. combining. A mediator. To provoke. To place in a detached state or situation. especially as to time. inmost adj. or spent. inexpensive adj. purpose. roll. insistence n. insistent adj. Sleeplessness. Uncommon. Not fit or suitable. Characterized by intelligence. Adverse. inert adj. infirmity n. Disloyalty. To imply. intention n. intermittent adj. as a dead body. One who takes part in forcible opposition to the constituted authorities of a place. Candid. insufficient adj. An official appointed to examine or oversee any matter of public interest or importance. Uprightness of character and soundness of moral principle. insomnia n. as of the appetites. by injection. inhibit v. One who incites to evil. infrequence n. inflexible adj. infinite adj. inglorious adj. Invincible. Impenetrably mysterious or profound. interim n. To hold back or in. Lacking in bodily or mental strength. influx n. trouble. A morbid process in some part of the body characterized by heat. mental. insignificance n. or originating. A coming between. Gross wrong or injustice. Verbal interference. inestimable adj. Easily set on fire or excited. insidious adj. Not assured of safety. intercede v. insurgence n. Having the power to sway the will of another. Low-priced. instantaneous adj. Without importance. One who makes an investigation. To interrupt the course of. as a fluid. ineligible adj. introduce. interlocutor n. That upon which the mind is set. force. Savage. insinuate v. by writing. Not perceptible to the touch. Being in a middle place or degree or between extremes. Unrelenting. interact v. That can not be altered or varied. Measureless. inevitable adj. Unadvisable. instigator n. ingenuity n. Lack of or deficiency in experience. insolent adj. To mediate between persons. Remote from the sea. To win confidence or good graces for oneself. A person who makes intelligible the speech of a foreigner by oral translation. or open in character or quality. infidelity n. Incapable of being concealed. insufficiency n. Insinuation. instance n. Not good for food. To introduce. To enter in a book. Uprising. Lack of import or of importance. Comprehensible. Rareness. intelligence n. inquisitor n. Having no limit or end. insuperable adj. To act reciprocally. insatiable adj. Such as can not be made plain. injunction n. inflammation n. inkling n. inexpressible adj. So large or furnishing so great a supply as not to be emptied. inedible adj. To set or implant deeply and firmly. innumerable adj. inexperience n. A court or tribunal for examination and punishment of heretics. To be present in such numbers as to be a source of annoyance.FreeVocabulary. influence n. Lacking the power of feeling or perceiving. originality. intangible adj. inland adj. insurrection n. insuppressible adj. Capacity to know or understand. To come between other things or persons. Urgent. inopportune adj. insulate v. A very brief portion of time. To place in the earth. inexcusable adj. interdict n. . ingraft v. as for vice. That can not be separated. Not suitable to be selected or chosen. insentient adj. Not disposed to entertain strangers gratuitously. inscribe v. inexpedient adj. Tasteless. swelling. Forcible encroachment or trespass. The state of being in active resistance to authority. Given to questioning. A small body of water leading into a larger. One who denies the existence of God. To infuse. inefficient adj. or inculcate. Insensibility to kindness. inference n. An action or event considered as coming between others of greater length.com inebriate v. The faculty of perception or thought. intercession n. inherence n. A hint. interrogate v. Infusion. Total loss or destitution of honor or reputation. iniquity n. Cleverness in contriving. inextensible adj. or on a list. intemperance n. Boundless or immeasurable extension or duration. ingratiate v. A physical. SAT math and more free at www. Not accomplishing an intended purpose. infernal adj. Publicly branded or notorious. Urgency. Entreaty in behalf of others. and pain. intensive adj. ingratitude n. Time between acts or periods. influential adj. inept adj. Unutterable. Shameful. infamy n. infinity n. To trespass upon. infringe v. The derivation of a judgment from any given material of knowledge on the ground of law. or influence. inexplicable adj. inhospitable adj. The state of being permanently existing in something. inspector n. infuse v. Causing nothing displeasing or disturbing. To intoxicate. infirmary n. Pride or haughtiness exhibited in contemptuous and overbearing treatment of others. Not to be justified. ineffable adj. Intrinsic. inoffensive adj. inefficiency n. integrity n. Impudent. Countless. or cleverness. infusion n. Unutterable. or moral weakness or flaw. insolence n. insurgent n. Mandate. insecure adj. innocuous adj. wasted. intellectual adj. inroad n. inquisition n. Exempt from error of judgment. Inadequacy. Imperceptible. To ask information about. infrequent adj. Working ill by slow and stealthy means. interpolation n. ingenuous adj. insensible adj. inimical adj. insipid adj. Akin to or befitting hell or its occupants. inscrutable adj. Pertaining to an island. Conveying knowledge. or danger. inhume v. Inanimate. infest v. Adding emphasis or force. One who takes part in a conversation or oral discussion. innovate v. inexorable adj. A recess. That desires or craves immoderately or unappeasably. interposition n. Component. inquire v. Deepest within. Unavoidable. or pouring in. insight n. frank. or document. To introduce or strive to introduce new things. intension n. intermission n. A temporary discontinuance. infidel n. inherent adj.5000 Collegiate Words with Brief Definitions – Amass an Ivy League Vocabulary! 7-CD Edition: All you have to do is listen 15 minutes a day for 4 weeks to absorb 5000 words. ingredient n. inlet n. Immoderate action or indulgence. To instill. intermediate adj. Harmless. The act of stringing or stretching. Unsuitable or inconvenient. as in opinion or statement. A place for the reception or treatment of the sick. interpose v. instant n. or use. Evincing skill. Done without perceptible lapse of time. intercessor n. inflammable adj. infallible adj. To cause to cease temporarily. ingenious adj. To perform the first act or rite. To examine formally by questioning. Authoritative act of prohibition. initiate v. especially out of curiosity. The act of imbuing. interminable adj. Intellectual discernment. infamous adj. inhuman adj. inexhaustible adj.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

witchcraft n. virulent adj. well-bred adj. virile adj. A stringed instrument held between the player's knees. A ruler acting with royal authority in place of the sovereign in a colony or province. wherewith n. vigilance n. An act or exercise of will. Truthfulness. wee adj. Conquerable. but tough and sinewy. version n. Having an aptitude for applying oneself to new and varied tasks or to various subjects. wean v. To cherish reverentially. Eating with greediness or in very large quantities. To prove true. The place in or near which a person or thing is. Alert and intent mental watchfulness in guarding against danger. viol n. zealot n. vitality n. wiry adj. Copyright 2002-2009 by EEENI. virtu n. vertigo n. vocative adj. verbose adj. vicissitude n. lost. One who earns his bread by manual labor. indiscreet. vernal adj. wantonness n. weal n. a forgivable sin. Punitive. vista n. zenith n. vindicatory adj. Ph. yearling n. Very small. violator n. as a weapon. vulgarity n. This may be copied for classroom or individual use without royalties. wrangle v. having fullness of beautiful form. Any sale. vociferance n. witless adj. as of fortune. Sorcery. Of good ancestry. witling n. vituperable adj. as a revenge or punishment. A bold. impudent. volitive adj. waif n. A vest. with or without sensuous or sensual quality. Being on the alert to discover and ward off danger or insure safety. influence. To relinquish. neglected wanderer. winsome adj. wavelet n. Extreme misery or unhappiness. voracious adj. After which. An act or a means of cunning deception. Being in essence or effect. Without resolute purpose or energy. voluble adj. Completely. whet v. Capricious. Steve Baba. warlike adj. venial adj. vermin n. Extreme poisonousness. or contained or carried in a vein or veins. workmanship n. especially temporarily. With knowledge and by design. or greatness. The art or skill of a workman. face. To utter with a loud and vehement voice. A person who has little understanding. wry adj. or gone. curious. To become or cause to become withered or dry. The intellectual and moral tendencies that characterize any age or epoch. working-man n. Fatiguing. Word for word. Capable of receiving injuries. To transfer (the young) from dependence on mother's milk to another form of nourishment. A change. A master in the technique of some particular fine art. vinery n. Changeable. vitalize v. Foolish. vitiate v. The culminating-point of prosperity. A description or report of something as modified by one's character or opinion. Deserving of censure. or manage. A noxious or troublesome animal. a word. formerly used among the American Indians as currency. Well-being. virulence n. Revengeful. Use of many words without necessity. The quality of making a clamor. whereabouts n. whereupon adv. Consecrated by a vow or promise. violoncello n. The act or art of tracing or inscribing on a surface letters or ideographs. Dizziness. or impression. Flying or able to fly. wittingly adv. wield v. In or at whatever place. countenance. waive v. Liveliness. In England. pertaining to. virtuoso n. or silly. Exceedingly noxious or deleterious. Dedicated by a vow. Inc. Making a loud outcry. Any soft. zodiac n. vigilant adj. veracious adj. The prevalent way or fashion. zephyr n. writhe v. workmanlike adj. vertical adj. A witty. visual adj. vociferous adj. Of. In truth. To diminish in size and brilliancy. wxane v. Infringement. vincible adj. To maintain by noisy argument or dispute. To give pictorial vividness to a mental representation. Modification prohibited. Exercising the will. but not in form or appearance. In prosperous circumstances. A view or prospect. To utter with complaining tone. visualize v. a title of nobility. vestige n. The flesh of deer. venom n. viscount n. wretchedness n. The dissection of a living animal. as a woman. verify v. wintry adj. or original saying or sentiment. To contaminate. well-to-do adj.com venerate v. especially when sucked spirally toward the center. especially a complete change. A picture having a background or that is shaded off gradually. wherever adv. whimsical adj. brilliant. vogue n. The language of one's country. The constitutional right in a chief executive of refusing to approve an enactment. To contend. Having a shriveled face. Lack of refinement in conduct or speech. volant adj. A homeless. verbatim adv. writing n. A visible trace. whine v. Thin. vocable n. To endow with life or energy. turbulent woman. or look of a person. right. wrest v. To prove to be true. Recklessness. A ripple. Attractive. veracity n. Lacking warmth of manner. The poisonous fluid that certain animals secrete. wearisome adj. A musical instrument somewhat larger than a violin. or real. Like or befitting a skilled workman. Belonging to or suggestive of the spring. visage n. To twist the body. Rare. vivify v. venous adj. To use. vicarious adj. volition n. voluptuous adj. commercial use. Pertaining to or proceeding from sexual intercourse. wizen-faced adj. vindicative adj. vignette n. vivisection n. virago n. wholly adv. A mass of rotating or whirling fluid. virtual adj. Of or pertaining to the act of calling. Habitually disposed to speak the truth. verification n. or limbs or as in pain or distress. as a right or claim. or accurate. vulnerable adj. gentle wind. of something absent. viola n. vernacular n. Truth. To inflict. Wordy. A stringed instrument of the violin class. viceroy n. Apex. To make more keen or eager. volatile adj. SAT math and more free at www. Belligerent. . vie v. A young animal past its first year and not yet two years old. or accurate. wreak v. vortex n. wampum n. One who transgresses. wile n. One who espouses a cause or pursues an object in an immoderately partisan manner. vivacity n. Having great fluency in speaking. Masculine. of condition or circumstances. A performer of moral and social duties. The necessary means or resources. The act of proving to be true.D. witticism n. venison n. waistcoat n. exact. ranking fourth in the order of British peerage. Lying or directed perpendicularly to the horizon.FreeVocabulary. verbiage n. That may be pardoned or forgiven. The face. votive adj. An imaginary belt encircling the heavens within which are the larger planets. or beautiful quality. well-doer n. vestment n. especially with full command. To endue with life. The state or quality of being necessary to existence or continuance. Clothing or covering. control. vertex n. zeitgeist n. weak-kneed adj. Deviating from that which is proper or right. vociferate v. Beads strung on threads. wizen v. veto n. A greenhouse for grapes. versatile adj. To pull or force away by or as by violent twisting or wringing. exact. verity n. votary adj. mark. especially one regarded in relation merely to its qualities of sound. verdant adj. or Internet use prohibited. violation n. venereal adj. Suffered or done in place of or for the sake of another. verily adv. Green with vegetation.5000 Collegiate Words with Brief Definitions – Amass an Ivy League Vocabulary! 7-CD Edition: All you have to do is listen 15 minutes a day for 4 weeks to absorb 5000 words. Perceptible by sight. vindicate v. or instrument.

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