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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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