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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.
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assonant adj. Having resemblance of sound. assonate v. To accord in sound, especially vowel sound. assuage v. To cause to be less harsh, violent, or severe, as excitement, appetite, pain, or disease. astringent adj. Harsh in disposition or character. astute adj. Keen in discernment. atheism n. The denial of the existence of God. athirst adj. Wanting water. athwart adv. From side to side. atomizer n. An apparatus for reducing a liquid to a fine spray, as for disinfection, inhalation, etc. atone v. To make amends for. atonement n. Amends, reparation, or expiation made from wrong or injury. atrocious adj. Outrageously or wantonly wicked, criminal, vile, or cruel. atrocity n. Great cruelty or reckless wickedness. attaché n. A subordinate member of a diplomatic embassy. attest v. To certify as accurate, genuine, or true. attorney-general n. The chief law-officer of a government. auburn adj. Reddish-brown, said usually of the hair. audacious adj. Fearless. audible adj. Loud enough to be heard. audition n. The act or sensation of hearing. auditory adj. Of or pertaining to hearing or the organs or sense of hearing. augment v. To make bigger. augur v. To predict. Augustinian adj. Pertaining to St. Augustine, his doctrines, or the religious orders called after him. aura n. Pervasive psychic influence supposed to emanate from persons aural adj. Of or pertaining to the ear. auricle n. One of the two chambers of the heart which receives the blood from the veins. auricular adj. Of or pertaining to the ear, its auricle, or the sense of hearing. auriferous adj. Containing gold. aurora n. A luminous phenomenon in the upper regions of the atmosphere. auspice n. favoring, protecting, or propitious influence or guidance. austere adj. Severely simple; unadorned. autarchy n. Unrestricted power. authentic adj. Of undisputed origin. authenticity n. The state or quality of being genuine, or of the origin and authorship claimed. autobiography n. The story of one's life written by himself. autocracy n. Absolute government. autocrat n. Any one who claims or wields unrestricted or undisputed authority or influence. automaton n. Any living being whose actions are or appear to be involuntary or mechanical. autonomous adj. Self-governing. autonomy n. Self-government. autopsy n. The examination of a dead body by dissection to ascertain the cause of death. autumnal adj. Of or pertaining to autumn. auxiliary n. One who or that which aids or helps, especially when regarded as subsidiary or accessory. avalanche n. The fall or sliding of a mass of snow or ice down a mountain-slope, often bearing with it rock. avarice n. Passion for getting and keeping riches. aver v. To assert as a fact. averse adj. Reluctant. aversion n. A mental condition of fixed opposition to or dislike of some particular thing. avert v. To turn away or aside. aviary n. A spacious cage or enclosure in which live birds are kept. avidity n. Greediness. avocation n. Diversion. avow v. To declare openly. awaken v. To arouse, as emotion, interest, or the like. awry adv. & adj. Out of the proper form, direction, or position. aye adv. An expression of assent. azalea n. A flowering shrub. azure n. The color of the sky. Baconian adj. Of or pertaining to Lord Bacon or his system of philosophy. bacterium n. A microbe. badger v. To pester. baffle v. To foil or frustrate. bailiff n. An officer of court having custody of prisoners under arraignment. baize n. A single-colored napped woolen fabric used for table-covers, curtains, etc. bale n. A large package prepared for transportation or storage. baleful adj. Malignant. ballad n. Any popular narrative poem, often with epic subject and usually in lyric form. balsam n. A medical preparation, aromatic and oily, used for healing. banal adj. Commonplace. barcarole n. A boat-song of Venetian gondoliers. barograph n. An instrument that registers graphically and continuously the atmospheric pressure. barometer n. An instrument for indicating the atmospheric pressure per unit of surface. barring prep. Apart from. baritone adj. Having a register higher than bass and lower than tenor. bask v. To make warm by genial heat. bass adj. Low in tone or compass. baste v. To cover with melted fat, gravy, while cooking. baton n. An official staff borne either as a weapon or as an emblem of authority or privilege. battalion n. A body of infantry composed of two or more companies, forming a part of a regiment. batten n. A narrow strip of wood. batter n. A thick liquid mixture of two or more materials beaten together, to be used in cookery. bauble n. A trinket. bawl v. To proclaim by outcry. beatify v. To make supremely happy. beatitude n. Any state of great happiness. beau n. An escort or lover. becalm v. To make quiet. beck v. To give a signal to, by nod or gesture. bedaub v. To smear over, as with something oily or sticky. bedeck v. To cover with ornament. bedlam n. Madhouse. befog v. To confuse. befriend v. To be a friend to, especially when in need. beget v. To produce by sexual generation. begrudge v. To envy one of the possession of. belate v. To delay past the proper hour. belay v. To make fast, as a rope, by winding round a cleat. belie v. To misrepresent. believe v. To accept as true on the testimony or authority of others. belittle v. To disparage. belle n. A woman who is a center of attraction because of her beauty, accomplishments, etc. bellicose adj. Warlike. belligerent adj. Manifesting a warlike spirit. bemoan v. To lament benediction n. a solemn invocation of the divine blessing. benefactor n. A doer of kindly and charitable acts. benefice n. A church office endowed with funds or property for the maintenance of divine service. beneficent adj. Characterized by charity and kindness. beneficial adj. Helpful. beneficiary n. One who is lawfully entitled to the profits and proceeds of an estate or property. benefit n. Helpful result. benevolence n. Any act of kindness or well-doing. benevolent adj. Loving others and actively desirous of their well-being. benign adj. Good and kind of heart. benignant adj. Benevolent in feeling, character, or aspect. benignity n. Kindness of feeling, disposition, or manner. benison n. Blessing. bequeath v. To give by will. bereave v. To make desolate with loneliness and grief. berth n. A bunk or bed in a vessel, sleeping-car, etc. beseech v. To implore. beset v. To attack on all sides. besmear v. To smear over, as with any oily or sticky substance. bestial adj. Animal. bestrew v. To sprinkle or cover with things strewn. bestride v. To get or sit upon astride, as a horse. bethink v. To remind oneself. betide v. To happen to or befall. betimes adv. In good season or time. betroth v. To engage to marry. betrothal n. Engagement to marry. bevel n. Any inclination of two surfaces other than 90 degrees. bewilder v. To confuse the perceptions or judgment of. bibliomania n. The passion for collecting books. bibliography n. A list of the words of an author, or the literature bearing on a particular subject.
The business of making sales and purchases for a commission. as a flax or cotton. A disagreeable. haughty. calumny n. botanical adj. A coarse. heavy shoe. actions. bomb n. An article of jewelry fastened by a hinged pin and hook on the underside. the player who delivers the ball. A body of troops consisting of two or more regiments. Objects of curiosity or for decoration. The science that treats of plants. dogs. A leaden sash-bar or grooved strip for fastening panes in stained-glass windows. bulbous adj. bigamy n. candid adj. cabalism n. cacophony n. idiom. cameo n. A person who has charge of mortars. for the first time. bilingual adj. biograph n. blockade n. who has general charge of the rigging. Corporeal. Joyous. low mountain. blasé adj. a corporation. callow adj. A written account of one's life. etc. calculable adj. pl. bristle n. burgher n. A women's ornamental corset-shaped laced waist. prepared or improvised. bolster v. Calvinism n. To weary by tediousness or dullness. bombs. Without experience of the world. boll n. accompanied by caste nets and singing. Amount of heat needed to raise the temperature of 1 kilogram of water 1 degree centigrade. To wave. broach v. canine adj. Slander. or the like. cajolery n. or the like. butt v. Any small engraved or carved work in relief. gild. Connected with the study or cultivation of plants. An inhabitant. etc. Of. bravo interj. SAT math and more free at www. canon n. a bit. bumptious adj. bore v. In colonial times. A mark that mars beauty. To expurgate in editing (a literary composition) by omitting words or passages. In cricket. Inflammation of the bronchial tubes. blatant adj. bridle n. botany n.5000 Collegiate Words with Brief Definitions – Amass an Ivy League Vocabulary! 7-CD Edition: All you have to do is listen 15 minutes a day for 4 weeks to absorb 5000 words. One who lives by robbery and plunder. biennial n. 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Somewhat rough or rude in manner or speech. and character. Unchecked merriment or animal spirits. Spiritual or social fellowship or solidarity. To impose on or dupe by flattering speech. A vivid glowing flame. A rule or law adopted by an association. bibulous adj. To place the products or merchandise of under a ban. Sulfur. anchors. brusque adj. To make of or ornament with brass. Of a bright but delicate yellow. Resembling a corpse. breach n. harsh. A Spanish dance. as the cry of an ass or the blast of a horn. Bowdlerize v. A dark reddish-brown. Straightforward. callosity n. stiff hairs of swine: used in brush-making. Britannia n. blazon v. To strike with or as with the head. or horns. or phrase characteristic of Great Britain or the British. burnish v. bursar n. brigadier n. An incorporated village or town. broadcast adj. canary adj. or corporate town. bilateral adj. illustrative of the passion of love. bureaucracy n. bureau n. A member of one of the three tribes that dwelt in the land of Canaan. bulwark n. ranking between a colonel and a major-general. association. and the reins. lawful right. bray n. A concretion formed in various parts of the body resembling a pebble in hardness. boatswain n. Noisily or offensively loud or clamorous. To support. Full of offensive and aggressive self-conceit. Inflated or extravagant language. Fond of drinking. bowler n. bungle v. Desolate. An ox. buffoonery n. caitiff adj. blithesome adj. citizen or freeman of a borough burgh. To make widely or generally known. bombardier n. coarse jokes. biography n. To assail with any missile or with abusive speech. boorish adj. The place where Christ was crucified. bosom n. A complete series of connected military operations. especially that of the Irish people. A plant that produces leaves and roots the first year and flowers and fruit the second. breech n. bombard v. A privilege or possession into which one is born. Speaking two languages. A vain boaster. A cup or glass filled to the brim. . preaching tone with affected solemnity. To execute clumsily. cadence n. Superstitious devotion to one's religion. One who trains horses. The shutting up of a town. blaspheme v. buttress n. cabinet n. brae n.com bibliophile n. The head-harness of a horse consisting of a head-stall. borough n. Calvary n. brogan n. candor n. Power or tendency to float on or in a liquid or gas. a frontier. The quality of frankness or outspokenness. Any support or prop. cant v. etc. Canaanite n. as a sword or spear. as in poetry or the time and pace of marching troops. To hurry. A subordinate officer of a vessel. calculus n. burgess n. bombast n. Sated with pleasure. non-metallic liquid element with a suffocating odor. brigand n. bronchus n. or attempt to do so. boisterous adj. brimstone n. buoyancy n. bumper n. Anything that gives security or defense. A clown. cabal n. A round pod or seed-capsule. brevity n. brokerage n. or a legal obligation. The trunk or body of a tree. for a solo voice or instrument. To overwhelm. blemish n. bier n. Hillside. cantata n. A treasurer. and shells. blaze n. bravado n. To await. Delusive speech. A conspicuous hill. Water saturated with salt. or pertaining to. The body of men constituting the official advisors of the executive head of a nation. The breast or the upper front of the thorax of a human being. bric-a-brac n. Two-sided. brooch n. A bibliographical sketch or notice. birthright n. campaign n. profession. or a line of coast by hostile forces. brazier n. formed by a long curve of a coast-line. or discordant sound or combination of sounds or tones. calorie n. or natural turret. bromine n. The United Kingdom of Great Britain. General officer who commands a brigade. The state of being hard and insensible. brogue n. A chest of drawers for clothing. or western Palestine. Any dialectic pronunciation of English. or like a bulb. Fragile. bountiful adj. biped n. bullock n. cajole v. came n. bolero n. braggart n. by-law n. One of the coarse. To teach or imbue with the doctrines of Calvinism. bitterness n. Shortness of duration. A loud harsh sound. especially on unimportant subjects. Any rule or law. Disseminated far and wide. Briticism n. To talk in a singsong. Low drollery. One who loves books. bodice n. Showing abundance. a broker. especially of a woman. Rude. bleak adj. blithe adj. or flourish triumphantly or defiantly. botanize v. Any one of various tall rush-like plants growing in damp ground or water. bole n. brittle adj. brandish v. To study plant-life. A slightly receding bay between headlands. Members of a brotherhood. bigamist n. brigade n. To make brilliant or shining. Either of the two subdivisions of the trachea conveying air into the lungs. bide v. Government by departments of men transacting particular branches of public business. A word. shake. or rude address or manner. boycott v. Well done. Rhythmical or measured flow or movement. A choral composition. cadaverous adj. brine n. butte n. braze v. biology n. buoyant adj. Cowardly. bodily adj. buffoon n. To mention. as to the taste. generally isolated. bulrush n. breaker n. Calvinize v. That may be estimated by reckoning.
chastise v. chaos n. a picture or description in which natural characteristics are exaggerated or distorted. To render intelligible. castigate v. A yawning hollow. Pertaining to the heart. cohesion n. To subject to punitive measures. circumspect adj. A portable timekeeper of the highest attainable precision. chains. The negative pole or electrode of a galvanic battery. A charge for a firearm. An official numbering of the people of a country or district. Keen vexation. A castle or manor-house. revoking. captious adj. A series of illustrative or explanatory notes on any important work. commentary n. Accidental. Combination in a body or mass. A court of equity. Christendom n. cataclysm n. collier n. One who makes a claim or demand. Eating or living on flesh. choral adj. characteristic n. carnivorous adj. Sarcastic and severe. chasm n. Clanking or a ringing. comestible adj. as distinguished from a common-law court. Any great and sudden misfortune or calamity. One who makes a collection. cohesive adj. colloquialism n. clan n. clarify v. document. books. Pertaining to a hundred years or a period of a hundred years. To fascinate. Catholicism n. clement adj. citadel n. evening dress. To meet and strike violently. casualty n. charlatan n. check v. Massacre. To serve as a remembrance of. collegian n. Any article of personal property. Consistency. or the like. The knightly system of feudal times with its code. as of possessions or rights. by chemical action. colloquy n. census n. A small shrill trumpet or bugle. moral or physical. To stick together. Handsome. choleric adj. . catastrophe n. censorious adj. Pertaining or peculiar to common speech as distinguished from literary. Discontinuance. collector n. A private meeting of members of a political party to select candidates. To blend. caret n. The dead body of an animal. clandestine adj. cantonment n. chancery n. cognate adj. To calculate arithmetically. as of a chapter. clamorous adj. collapse v. To refer to specifically. or product. collide v. coalition n. capacious adj. section. cataract n. characterize v. as of arms. capitulate v. as of objects of art. One who makes or sells cloth or clothing. Urgent in complaint or demand. commissariat n. To describe by distinctive marks or peculiarities. colloquial adj. centenary adj. Showing watchfulness. Hypercritical. A certificate from the proper authorities that a vessel has complied with the law and may sail. Compassionate. One of the divisions of an extended poem. centurion n. as at one's failures or errors. collusion n. comely adj. clothier n. Changeable in appearance. commemorate v. Universal prevalence or acceptance. classify v. coalescence n. or mortification. as by heat. etc. etc. Appealing strongly to the reason or conscience. caucus n. Having the sails set for sailing as close to the wind as possible. or bells. Pertaining to. commingle v. Any overwhelming flood of water.com canto n. commission v. clarion n. cessation n. chivalry n. chronology n. collapsible adj. Intuitive sagacity or perception. cauterize v. chastity n. To punish. Form of speech used only or chiefly in conversation. clangor n. by chance. carnage n. Characterized by outward form or ceremony. cat-o-nine-tails n. To purify by affliction. cardiac adj. cede v. or explaining in the body of a will. captivate v. Serving or tending to force. chameleon adj. A sign (^) placed below a line. To disseminate. cartilage n. chattel n. coercion n. The act or process of entrusting or consigning for safe-keeping. Surrender. Violent contact. cardinal adj. cohere v. Fit to be eaten. clamor. carnal adj. or beauty. A quack. cartridge n. The science that treats of computation of time or of investigation and arrangement of events. circumlocution n. and differences. close-hauled adj. cholera n. codicil n. Funny. colossus n. Having the property of consistency. To pass title to. A distinctive feature. coincidence n. etc. comical adj. A fatal or serious accident or disaster. Easily provoked to anger. as by excellence. To cause to shrink. usages and practices. cathode n. Forcible constraint or restraint. relating to. as of right. One who works in a coal-mine. or careful consideration. carrion n. A title of Jesus christen v. causal adj. carcass n. That may or can collapse. collaborate v. To drink deeply and in boisterous or jovial manner. To labor or cooperate with another or others. ceremonious adj. indicating where omitted words. or abounding in color. To force. A supplement adding to. coagulate v. or for blasting. A whim. coincide v. Roomy. cipher v. caricature n. Of prime or special importance. catholicity n. circumscribe v. censor n. A length of one hundredth of a meter. clairvoyance n. chateau n. clemency n. To burn or sear as with a heated iron. Taking notice. Observant of ritual. Dead and putrefying flesh. An acute epidemic disease. circumference n. Mercy. fall in.5000 Collegiate Words with Brief Definitions – Amass an Ivy League Vocabulary! 7-CD Edition: All you have to do is listen 15 minutes a day for 4 weeks to absorb 5000 words. casual adj. chasten v. The system. or sum. Opacity of the lens of the eye resulting in complete or partial blindness. and practice of the Roman Catholic Church. (also a noun meaning zero or nothing) circulate v. cognizant adj. cite v. Awkward of movement. collision n. as in the earth's surface. combination.FreeVocabulary. Belonging. collective adj. A heading. clearance n. To change into a clot or a jelly. chromatic adj. Surreptitious. A captain of a company of one hundred infantry in the ancient Roman army. coincident adj. A circumstance so agreeing with another: often implying accident. intended for. An associate in professional employment. A hundredth of a liter. To surrender or stipulate terms. The boundary-line of a circle. An elastic animal tissue of firm consistence. To correspond. A tribe. capillary n. Indirect or roundabout expression. Any strikingly great person or object. annoyance. The act or process of coming together so as to form one body. colleague n. cereal adj. chagrin n. centiliter n. caste n. To treat as a baby or an invalid. To confine within bounds. Conversation. circumnavigate v. Akin. To name in baptism. Pertaining to edible grain or farinaceous seeds. Any condition of which the elements or parts are in utter disorder and confusion. An official examiner of manuscripts empowered to prohibit their publication. ceremonial adj. A minute vessel having walls composed of a single layer of cells. A secret agreement for a wrongful purpose. Judging severely or harshly. coercive adj. caption n. To hold back. formerly used for flogging in the army and navy. cession n. To sail quite around. or by a ferment. or performed by a chorus or choir. coerce v. The part of the town or district in which the troops are quartered. commitment n. SAT math and more free at www. Consisting of a number of persons or objects considered as gathered into a mass. carouse v. eloquence. Producing coagulation. or fail. Sensual. Indicating or expressing a cause. To arrange in a class or classes on the basis of observed resemblance. A college student. chiffon n. Sexual or moral purity. caprice n. especially in literary or scientific pursuits. Any strong fortress. as of action or motion. An instrument consisting of nine pieces of cord. doctrine. A very thin gauze used for trimmings. coagulant adj. centimeter n. Taking place at the same time. caution. chronometer n.. claimant n. cogent adj. clumsy adj. coddle v. should be inserted. The division of society on artificial grounds. To empower. Christ n. caustic adj. That part of the world where Christianity is generally professed. The department of an army charged with the provision of its food and water and daily needs.
To come down voluntarily to equal terms with inferiors. signify. as of many buildings. To make complete. comprehensive adj. To consist of. sorrow. difficult. The state or condition of being joined together. To encounter. Capable of being conducted or transmitted. conscience n. To set apart as sacred. Following in uninterrupted succession. The act. The act or process of making dense or denser. An officer appointed to reside in a foreign city. marital rights. confer v. confederate n. The state or quality of being in accord with. complement v. Pertaining to marriage or matrimony. A spiritual advisor. wearing out. complication n.5000 Collegiate Words with Brief Definitions – Amass an Ivy League Vocabulary! 7-CD Edition: All you have to do is listen 15 minutes a day for 4 weeks to absorb 5000 words. To remunerate. compressible adj. To pollute.com committal n. To bring about. compulsory adj. conflagration n. compensate v. conspicuous adj. confessor n. To unite. One who entrusts. and passion. Restriction within limits or boundaries. conformance n. Gradual destruction. contaminate v. or result of committing. comparable adj. conformation n. Pleased or satisfied with oneself. comprise v. consignee n. Calmness. comprehension n. SAT math and more free at www. Constraint. An intermingling or combination of things or parts. compulsion n. To collect into a mass. condensation n. Having kindred character or tastes. The place in which a consul transacts official business. competent adj. conductible adj. conspirator n. conquer v. conservative adj. continence n. consulate n. compute v. or existing at the same time. consumption n. A collective unanimous opinion of a number of persons. or use. consummate v. contagion n. Remorseful feeling. or the like. The state of being joined together. confluent n. congregate v. consul n. conjecture n. A means for conducting something. To comfort. To abridge. etc. An institution for instruction and training in music and declamation. Governed by moral standard. composure n. consensus n. Descended from the same parent or ancestor. A guess. complaisant adj. Disdainful. Yielding. conjugate adj. appetites. conclusive adj. as for mutual aid. To put something. a forest. conscious adj. Forced. To press together or into smaller space. conduce v. contemporaneous adj. comport v. Tending to reconcile. constable n. console v. The state or feeling of trust in or reliance upon another. Tendency to adhere to the existing order of things. comparison n. Ability to know. competitive adj. Adhering to the existing order of things. Panic. A state of permanence. fact. Adequate qualification or capacity. Participation or partnership. Examination of two or more objects with reference to their likeness or unlikeness. characterized by rivalry. complacence n. concordance n. Occurring or acting together. concord n. consort n. conformity n. or admitted in response to a demand. conciliate v. etc. complicity n. Clearly visible. The faculty in man by which he distinguishes between right and wrong in character and conduct. or claim. A disturbance or violent agitation. congeal v. or by using up. compact. concurrence n. coniferous adj. A number of states or persons in compact or league with each other. To consider thoughtfully. confront v. condescend v. contender n. or the state of being commodity n. Designed for gradual destruction. compress v. complex adj. conformable adj. consternation n. consolidate v. Assured. A companion or associate.. To plot. condolence n. competitor n. A great fire. comprehensible adj. concurrent adj. To entrust. consistency n. confederacy n. To force into military service. compression n. confectionery n. conservatism n. Being in agreement or harmony with. conspire v. concussion n. Self-flattering opinion. To obtain the friendship of. contiguous adj. Transmitting disease. Relative. Correspondence in form. Aware that one lives. conciliatory adj. particularly a tube. conduit n. To bring together into a crowd. conducive adj. Anything granted or yielded. mental image or thought of. occurring. consonant adj. A person with whom another confers. commute v. A critical judge of art. congenial adj. Harmonious. consumptive adj. Joined together in pairs. consign v. in place of. or misfortune. Self-restraint with respect to desires. Large in scope or content. To ascertain by mathematical calculation. complaisance n. Satisfaction with one's acts or surroundings. One who exerts oneself in opposition or rivalry. consanguineous adj. contemptuous adj. competence n. To bestow. contemporary adj. or the things so joined. as difficulties or obstacles. manner. contagious adj. To conduct or behave (oneself). especially something less severe. Something that is bought and sold. General structure. or married persons. confinement n. or passageway for a fluid. To overcome by force. condense v. An arbitrary assemblage or group of stars. conferee n. compliment v. conscript v. One who has the right to vote at an election. Coercion. concur v. A violent shock to some organ by a fall or a sudden blow. consignor n. and thinks. comparative adj. A constituent element or part. compliant adj. Contributing to an end. consecrate v. confident adj. connubial adj. complicate v. chiefly to represent his country. as by burning. conceit n. conscientious adj. as in wrong-doing or with a wrong-doer. commotion n. form. constituency n. feels. confiscate v. A rival. conjunction n. concerto n. concede v. petition. constituent n. Sufficient to convince or decide. contemptible adj. Expression of sympathy with a person in pain. eating. especially one with thorough knowledge and sound judgment of art. confidant n. congest v. To form an idea. To address or gratify with expressions of delicate praise. constellation n. pipe. A person to whom goods or other property has been entrusted. Agreement. compunction n. connoisseur n. To surrender. Agreeable. conjugal adj. The candy collectively that a confectioner makes or sells. The inhabitants or voters in a district represented in a legislative body. Qualified. Living or existing at the same time. as candy. connote v. To make complex. To appropriate (private property) as forfeited to the public use or treasury. Intelligible. or hard to deal with. Harmony. Politeness. One to whom secrets are entrusted. especially in a perplexing manner. . constrict v. concession n. Cone-bearing trees. One who agrees with others to cooperate in accomplishing some unlawful purpose. An officer whose duty is to maintain the peace. contemplate v. or outline. conservatory n. The communication of disease from person to person. One who is united with others in a league. To bring to completion. conceive v. To agree. To mean. complacent adj. To reveal in trust or confidence. Capable of being pressed into smaller compass.FreeVocabulary. Harmony. To be in collusion. Fit to be compared. Complicated. conjugation n. consecutive adj. The place where streams meet. confluence n. A stream that unites with another. Proximity. To bind. To coagulate. A musical composition. The act or state or conforming. Pertaining to marriage. Worthy of scorn or disdain. component n. Touching or joining at the edge or boundary. contiguity n. consonance n. conjoin v. or agreement. confidence n. To combine into one body or system. confide v. as by force or authority. connive v. Living.
Capable of reformation. To exercise a directing. Any artificial covered channel for the passage of water through a bank or under a road. conveyance n. operation. or development. harsh. To bruise by a blow. The act or ceremony of crowning a monarch. cosmography n. as through fear or shame. course n. Open to bribery. continuity n. To pick or sort out from the rest. The horn of plenty. The skull of an animal. countercharge v. counterpart n. corroborate v. A rustic. A vehement desire. Resembling or containing cream. Politeness originating in kindness and exercised habitually. compressed. squeaking sound. contribution n. Like a circle. curator n. The state of progressive restoration to health and strength after the cessation of disease. canal. Rebellious. Guilty. culvert n. Permanence. Belonging or relating to the body as opposed to the mind. One who steers a rowboat. countryman n. containing lobsters. cosmogony n. convex adj. Coarse or thick in nature or structure. A butter-making establishment. Earthenware made from baked clay. geography. A standard by which to determine the correctness of a judgment or conclusion. either with or without the breaking of the skin. including astronomy. A dead body. To manage or carry through by some device or scheme. daring adj. continuation n. Curving like the segment of the globe or of the surface of a circle. restraining. A doctrine of creation or of the origin of the universe. Easily deceived. time. Believable. as proof or conviction. conversion n. Recovering health after sickness. corroboration n. Devoted to feasting. Not predictable. To oppose with an equal force. crustaceous adj. copious adj. Writing in which the letters are joined together. convolution n. A formal summary of fundamental points of religious belief. contingent adj. crag n. crass adj. Exhibiting moral skepticism. craving n. crustacean adj. cursive adj. Uninterrupted connection in space. To twist into a misshapen form. A fleet and spirited horse. Pertaining to the art of beautifying. To bring together or give fixed shape to. One who or that which regulates or directs. crevice n. coronation n. convulse v. and geology. . etc. convoy n. symbolizing peace and prosperity. covert adj. various degrees of noble rank less than sovereign. Brave. as opposed to thin or fine. corps n.FreeVocabulary. cosmos n. credence n. Brave. Interchangeable. To recover after a sickness. perfect in order and arrangement. Concealed. Pertaining to a division of arthropods. Connected. creamery n. The act planning. Loss of purity or integrity. Inconsistent with itself. courtesy n. An agreement entered into by two or more persons or parties. cosmic adj. counteract v. To cause to incline and approach nearer together. Contempt for the opinions of others and of what others value. crawfish. A trying and purifying test or agency. Anything written in characters that are secret or so arranged as to have hidden meaning. contrite adj. Having a crust-like shell. Trade forbidden by law or treaty. Pertaining to the universe. A person having charge as of a library or museum. To move with a circling or winding motion. crucible n. cynosure n. Prolongation. or adapting something to or for a special purpose. Inferior crown denoting. contort v. A downward movement of the body by bending the knees. To offset. convulsion n. culprit n. correspondence. To put in some relation of connection or correspondence. according to its form. One who gives or furnishes. That to which general interest or attention is directed. coxswain n. cornice n. inventing. or to good-fellowship in eating or drinking. countervail v. and abrupt in act or expression. or prolonged without separation or interruption of sequence. contuse v. A cross-demand alleged by a defendant in his favor against the plaintiff. The assertion of the opposite of that which has been said. cosmology n. contrivance n. Any concerted movement. convolve v. contrive v. correlative adj. A proposition following so obviously from another that it requires little demonstration. cursory adj. crystallize v. Obese. cygnet n. A placing opposite. culinary adj. A criticism or critical review. crockery n. contributor n. Rapid and superficial. cosmetic adj. coronet n. Broken in spirit because of a sense of sin. A winding motion. corporeal adj. A bruise. especially the complexion. curtail v. Line of motion or direction. contradiction n. corruptible adj. Contemptuous disregard of the requirements of rightful authority. corrosive n. To strengthen. continuance n. A flirt. convalesce v. A rugged. in behalf of an idea or principle.5000 Collegiate Words with Brief Definitions – Amass an Ivy League Vocabulary! 7-CD Edition: All you have to do is listen 15 minutes a day for 4 weeks to absorb 5000 words. counterfeit adj. covey n. counting-house n. contusion n. rocky projection on a cliff or ledge. Change from one state or position to another. corporate adj. vigorously prosecuted. To accuse in return. The world or universe considered as a system. convergent adj. To prevent or obstruct the operation of. or one who has charge of a ship's boat and its crew under an officer. Confirmation. cudgel n. creed n. corpse n. Gradual decay by crumbling or surface disintegration. critique n. cynical adj. counterbalance v. etc. Mutually involving or implying one another. cosmopolitanism n. or from one form to another. The general science of the universe. culpable adj. Thoroughly informed. especially that part enclosing the brain. A protecting force accompanying property in course of transportation. That by which anything is transported. To crouch down tremblingly. crevasse n. A guilty person. cranium n. credulous adj. cycloid adj. devising. correlate v. Avarice. Capable of being remedied or corrected. coquette n. convene v. corpuscle n. convalescent adj. criterion n. Common to all the world. The act of giving for a common purpose. conversant adj. contraposition n. A young swan. cornucopia n. crabs. cupidity n. cosmopolitan adj. covenant n. Of or pertaining to cooking or the kitchen. Of a material nature. Possibility of happening. convivial adj. To ruin or destroy little by little. corollary n. especially for an evil purpose. contumacy n. A minute particle of matter. curable adj. contraband n. To act in opposition to. Something taken with another for the completion of either. A short thick stick used as a club. To summon or cause to assemble. contumacious adj. Belief. Fitness. controller n. A sharp. or governing influence over. A piece of bric-a-brac. cower v. corpulent adj. A number or body of persons in some way associated or acting together. corrode v. Concise. Tending to one point. An ornamental molding running round the walls of a room close to the ceiling. creak n.com contingency n. corrigible adj. SAT math and more free at www. continuous adj. for a common purpose. A flock of quails or partridges. Made to resemble something else. creamy adj. crusade n. corporal adj. converge v. control v. A cosmopolitan character. Belonging to a corporation. convertible adj. in common with others. A small fissure. cull v. corrosion n. credible adj. curtsy n. The science that describes the universe. A place for cremating dead bodies. cryptogram n. courser n. crematory adj. That which causes gradual decay by crumbling or surface disintegration. Plenteous. courageous adj. curt adj. contradictory adj. convalescence n. corruption n. curio n. cynicism n. physical. extended. counter-claim n. To cause spasms in. A house or office used for transacting business. as between two contiguous surfaces. A deep crack or fissure in the ice of a glacier. bookkeeping. To cut off or cut short. as of time or place. contravene v. convenience n. A violent and abnormal muscular contraction of the body.
demagogue n. decorate v. deportment n. A disfigurement. as of strength or magnitude. delineate v. To delay or put off to some other time. demonstrable adj. A mark for failure or bad conduct. Fraudulent. as from a premise. Subject to contention or dispute. Any preparation used for cleaning the teeth. depository n. deist n. That process by which a word is traced from its original root or primitive form and meaning. declension n. A base coward. decrepit adj. A line of ten syllables. Inclined to strong exhibition or expression of feeling or thoughts. Carried on in resistance to aggression. One who proves in a convincing and conclusive manner. censure. deficient adj. deliquesce v. Having gentle or courteous bearing or manner. To disband. Raving. demulcent n. degeneracy n. deponent adj. To cause to turn aside or downward. To slander. Delight. defame v. To find out the true words or meaning of. Characterized by propriety of conduct. default n. Any application soothing to an irritable surface demurrage n. A speech recited or intended for recitation from memory in public. Melancholy. To embellish. delectation n. Death.or desirable. demagnetize v. decapitate v. decent adj. or has an amount deposited. deficiency n. To make payment for. Like a tree. To regard or worship as a god. Laying down. dearth n. Respectful submission or yielding. defensible adj. speech. dermatology n. or dress. demeanor n. Falsehood. To remove the inhabitants from. Contemptible. To take away honors or position from. Capable of positive proof. Deportment. deciduous adj. Insane. A weight of 10 grams. A volume consisting of ten parts or books. Diminution. decimate v. Containing a formal. with hope for the opposite. Lack or insufficiency. Ten-footed or ten-armed. To overwhelm with a flood of water. Decameron n. The voluntary consecration or relinquishment of something to an end or cause. To derive or draw as a conclusion by reasoning from given premises or principles. manners. the detention of a vessel beyond the specified time of sailing. To destroy a measurable or large proportion of. dendrology n. To lessen the worth of. deign v. demolish v. Inhabitant. as troops. The natural history of trees. To dissolve gradually and become liquid by absorption of moisture from the air. Testimony legally taken on interrogatories and reduced to writing. for use as evidence in court. An apparatus for hoisting and swinging great weights. To disfigure. decorous adj. To express disapproval or regret for. defraud v. demise n. Neglectful of obligation. A lowering in value or an underrating in worth. derelict adj. defiant adj. Capable of being maintained or justified. A falling of the spirits. deform v. deprave v. deference n. decimal adj. to express their different relations of gender. day-man n. defendant n. debatable adj. To press down. decalogue n.FreeVocabulary. goddess. Suitable for the occasion or circumstances. To annihilate. deforest v. as by old age or some chronic infirmity. Anything that allures. Hurtful. deface v. dedication n. . decagram n. deprecate v. denizen n. morally or physically. decameter n. denunciation n. To give a name or epithet to. denominate v. To reduce or lessen. Demeanor. and there is no winner. A liquid and dry measure of 10 liters. depreciation n. A becoming worse. debonair adj. deplorable adj. Open to ridicule. To point out or publicly accuse as deserving of punishment. essential . A human skull as a symbol of death. To deprive of water. One who makes a deposit. demonstrator n. decagon n. dead-heat n. degradation n. deplete v. demerit n. degenerate v. Founded on the number 10. deceive v. To mislead by or as by falsehood. deceit n. deluge v. or odium. datum n. denomination n. or is intended to allures into danger or temptation. To designate by word or mark. especially morally bad. To deprive (a magnet) of magnetism.5000 Collegiate Words with Brief Definitions – Amass an Ivy League Vocabulary! 7-CD Edition: All you have to do is listen 15 minutes a day for 4 weeks to absorb 5000 words. decasyllable n. but denies supernatural revelation. death's-head n. deformity n. or divine person. as by use. dehydrate v. declarative adj. wishes. The neglect or omission of a legal requirement. decapod adj. demonstrative adj. The change of endings in nouns and adj. dendroid adj. Malicious and groundless injury done to the reputation or good name of another. A full and formal style of utterance. Delightful to the taste or to the senses. Not having an adequate or proper supply or amount. SAT math and more free at www. dejection n. Falling off at maturity as petals after flowering. To render bad. denouement n. defray v. A first appearance in society or on the stage. deify v. denote v. dastard n. as to another's opinion. deleterious adj. A day-laborer. decipher v. That which is agreeable to a fine taste. To mar or disfigure the face or external surface of. Blindly. derivative adj. or waste. debase v. denounce v. To prove indubitably. To dishearten. Moral fitness. Darwinism n. depreciate v. To become worse or inferior. A race in which two or more competitors come out even. Mistaken conviction. A figure with ten sides and ten angles. The doctrine that natural selection has been the prime cause of evolution of higher forms. A body of Christians united by a common faith and form of worship and discipline. The ten commandments. To clear of forests. Having an exact signification or positive meaning. An unprincipled politician. deride v. or explicit statement or affirmation. To regard with grief or sorrow. declamation n. Coming or acquired from some origin. derive v. as to a penal colony. degrade v. To deduce. One who believes in God. derisible adj. defamation n. or given fact. To ridicule. defer v. To strip the covering from. To deem worthy of notice or account. as a part of something. That part of a play or story in which the mystery is cleared up. derivation n. as of something customary. decoy n. starting-point. denominator n. Characterized by bold or insolent opposition. Scarcity. To deprive of something dishonestly. especially when more or less enduring. A length of ten meters. demobilize v. Conclusive. debut n. Enfeebled. deposition n. The act of declaring an action or person worthy of reprobation or punishment. To lower in character or virtue. depress v. A place where anything is kept in safety. deplore v. declamatory adj. Fearless. Ridicule. To behead. Part of a fraction which expresses the number of equal parts into which the unit is divided. deject v. deity n. derision n. dentifrice n. exhaustion. delectable adj. defensive adj. deflect v. The branch of medical science which relates to the skin and its diseases. delude v. decisive ad. A god. To mislead the mind or judgment of. derrick n. deduce v. deceitful adj.com darkling adv. depositor n. delusion n. To leave suddenly or unexpectedly. Deepness. as something hardly legible. demonstrate v. denude v. decency n. A premise. definite adj. depression n. To cut off or take away. depopulate v. decamp v. A person against whom a suit is brought. etc. delirious adj. delicacy n. depth n. demented adj. fruit when ripe. positive. deport v. decaliter n. or judgment. dauntless adj. To take or send away forcibly. To represent by sketch or diagram. defalcate v.
Marking a difference. A representative of one sovereign state at the capital or court of another. A formal conversation in which two or more take part. Cessation. disinherit v. symmetry. To undo or dissolve the connection or association of. discredit v. dispossess v. To grow worse. dispensation n. disrupt v. or skill in conducting any kind of negotiations or in social matters. either actually or for the time being. Any severe and strict rule in which the judgment of the governed has little or no part. devise v. To push down forcibly. Something that causes damage. Reduction. Hindering from action through fear. or appearance of. Wanton and malicious mischief. Utter hopelessness and despondency. To debar. depreciation. disillusion v. To enlarge in all directions. To cut apart or to pieces. discreet adj. diacritical adj. To burst or break asunder.FreeVocabulary. grandchild. To displease. dialect n. diffusible adj. Disheartened. especially of real estate. discussion n. To cease to exist. Poverty-stricken. Verbal controversy. disqualify v. Dissimilarity in any respect. To disavow any claim to. desert v. dexterity n. as something previously unknown or unperceived. diatomic adj. To draw a distinction. disown v. disconnect v. To disclaim responsibility for. disregard v. differential adj. Containing only two atoms. To take a different course. Fallen into decay or partial ruin. disinfect v. desperado n. Any remedy which. descendent adj. discountenance v. or as if prompted by utter despair. Inequality. diffusion n. To deprive of any right privilege or power disengage v. deviltry n. To put to confusion. differentiate v. disfigure v. Helping or serving to disconnect or separate. disbeliever n. disallow v. To abandon without regard to the welfare of the abandoned desiccant n. digraph n. as a disease. To reject. disciple n. A logician. disappoint v. Displacement by authority from an office or an employment. deterrent adj. To disenchant. dimly adv. desperate adj. dialogue n. diatribe n. as that of wounds. To deprive of an inheritance. dilate v. Self-distrust. deviate v. or loss. To impair or injure the beauty. dilute v. dissatisfy v. A superficial amateur. diaphanous adj. To get first sight or knowledge of. etc. To put out of proper place or order. disburse v. diligence n. Judicious. descry v. disobedience n. Determination of the distinctive nature of a disease. diagnosis n. shrewdness. as by authority. A positive utterance. dismissal n. or responsibility to. Religious. To withhold permission or sanction. efficiency. discernible adj. To disencumber. The act of deciding. To take away in such manner as to lessen value or estimation. To fail to fulfill the expectation. The sound produced by combining two vowels in to a single syllable or running together the sounds. disparity n. To discern. To remove or destroy the poison of infectious or contagious diseases. To distinguish. disquiet v. In spite of. The state of being positively uncomfortable. To injure the reputation of. Impartial. or who adopts and follows some doctrine. dilatory adj. A bitter or malicious criticism. detrude v. diffidence n. devout adj. Readiness. despicable adj. wish.5000 Collegiate Words with Brief Definitions – Amass an Ivy League Vocabulary! 7-CD Edition: All you have to do is listen 15 minutes a day for 4 weeks to absorb 5000 words. discriminate v. or desire of. To lose spirit. To throw down. To be opposite in opinion. Perceivable. disavowal n. disciplinary adj. dries up or absorbs moisture. by its characteristic phenomena. despair n. disavow v. discolor v. dislocate v. push off. To make more fluid or less concentrated by admixture with something. Definitely limited or fixed. disburden v. Tact. To acquire a distinct and separate character. To frighten away. precision. To throw out of order. deter v. disapprove v. dishabille n. SAT math and more free at www. disparage v. disjunctive adj. diabolic adj. Debate. disobedient adj.com descendant n. detract v. That which is bestowed on or appointed to one from a higher power. determinate adj. A situation in which a choice between opposing modes of conduct is necessary. To invent. dishonest adj. disputation n. disarm v. Forms of speech collectively that are peculiar to the people of a particular district. discomfit v. Denial. Contemptible. Not connected with what precedes. dignitary n. desultory adj. despite prep. despond v. To deprive of weapons. One remarkable for tact and shrewd management. diffident adj. Obscurely. A bad name or character. To pay out or expend. Having the nature of systematic training or subjection to authority. dismount v. Out of the common or regular track. devilry n. dilapidated pa. dictum n. devious adj. discover v. Grief-stricken. digress v. discursive adj. disconsolate adj. discontinuance n. diplomat n. Absence of harmoniousness. despondent adj. diminution n. To look upon with disfavor. One who holds high rank. dilettante n. diagnose v. Pertaining to teaching. The act of moving or going downward. To stain. disappear v. One who believes the teaching of another. desist v. Resorted to in a last extremity. disinfectant n. Dishonorable or disgraceful. To deprive of peace or tranquility. Proceeding downward. Untrustworthy. disenfranchise v. Malicious mischief. One without regard for law or life. and ease in any physical activity or in any mechanical work. Characterized by special tact in negotiations. To unclothe. or otherwise remove from a horse or the like. detest v. discrepant adj. descent n. Careful and persevering effort to accomplish what is undertaken. An absolute and irresponsible monarch. Passing from one subject to another. A union of two characters representing a single sound. Neglecting or refusing to obey. One who is descended lineally from another. diplomacy n. diphthong n. diplomatic adj. dialectician n. differentia n. disagree v. disrobe v. disinterested adj. disarrange v. Characteristic of the devil. Neglect or refusal to comply with an authoritative injunction. destitute adj. To dislike or hate with intensity. discord n. despotism n. Any essential characteristic of a species by reason of which it differs from other species. dilemma n. deteriorate v. difference n. To regard with blame. To turn aside from the main subject and for a time dwell on some incidental matter. A substance used to destroy the germs of infectious diseases. detriment n. Affected or possessed with self-distrust. despot n. Distinctive. To drive away by or as by scattering in different directions. as a child. disclaim v. discomfort n. Undress or negligent attire. To become detached. courage. didactic adj. To put out of the proper or accustomed place. Dispersion. Interruption or intermission. One who refuses to believe. Opposite. determination n. discipline v. disfavor n. To cease from action. dispel v. desistance n. diplomatist n. Transparent. connection with. To select or appoint. discard v. Spreading rapidly through the system and acting quickly. Tending to cause delay. dissect v. To take no notice of. when applied externally. To refuse to acknowledge as one's own or as connected with oneself. displace v. To regard or speak of slightingly. To train to obedience. . as money from a fund. To deprive of actual occupancy. designate v. or hope. hope. disreputable adj. disrepute n. Disregard.
A consequence. To bestow as a gift. Efficient. earthenware n. To subject a person to distress. editorial n. dissolve v. distraught adj.com dissection n. diversity n. To hide by pretending something different. effect n. disservice n. To build up. donate v. efflorescence n. Bewildered. Expansion. especially when so long continued as to cause vegetation to wither. earnest adj. The place where one lives. A young duck. The state of being flowery. dramatize v. effulgence n. donee n. officially recognizing superiority or success in studies. dormant adj. dogmatic adj. Acting vigorously. Separation of relations or interests. drought n. To make a demand or repeated demands on for payment. as having performed its functions. The state of possessing adequate skill or knowledge for the performance of a duty. donator n. dogma n. docket n. or accouterments or disinvestment. One who subjects a person to distress. efficacious adj. diversion n. To influence controllingly. or good intent of any person. or pleading. eccentric adj. The means of draining collectively. The theory that places man's chief good in the completeness of self. Fit for a destined purpose. disyllable n. effete adj. To draw out. dissuasion n. Separation of the more volatile parts of a substance from those less volatile. Peculiar. distiller n. dubious adj. distemper n. dutiable adj. divest v. To make positive assertions without supporting them by argument or evidence. dissonance n. Anything made of clay and baked in a kiln or dried in the sun. To diminish or become less. efface v. A noxious or ill-smelling exhalation from decaying or putrefying matter. dolorous adj. The force which. ornaments. Enraptured. Life in or fondness for one's home and family. Effective. To pour forth. A word of two syllables. The act of changing the purpose of or altering the plans of through persuasion. doublet n. Melancholy. Dry weather. Doubtful. an outpouring. dissonant adj. would give it a velocity of 1 cm/s. Exhausted. dragnet n. An article in a periodical written by the editor and published as an official argument. effervesce v. domineer v. as by heat or moisture. Thesis. as a system of conduits. drastic adj. The quality or character of being godlike. dissentious adj. The act or operation of cutting in pieces. wisdom. domain n. dwindle v. dissipation n. duplicity n. effervescent adj. dissimilar adj. Pastime. Being in a state of or resembling sleep. Having two parts. egoism n. Having and exercising the power to produce effects or results. Womanishness. One who disagrees. specifically of a plant or an animal. The property which a wife brings to her husband in marriage. effuse v. Edible. egotism n. The state of being dispersed or scattered. as into wire or a thread. eclipse n. Making statements without argument or evidence. as something previously private or secret. In the British army. dramatist n. An ill turn. dominance n. dragoon n. A note or designation of honor. Lewd. Different. effluvium n. dominate v. eatable adj. dissolute adj. To rule with insolence or unnecessary annoyance. A sphere or field of action or interest. Obedient. Confinement. ecstasy n. dominant adj. Unblushing impudence. To change the purpose or alter the plans of by persuasion. distention n. To liquefy or soften. To turn from the accustomed course or a line of action already established. pipes. dissension n. dogmatize v. To strip. Expressing or causing sorrow or pain. One of a pair of like things. To extract or produce by vaporization and condensation. divulge v. distrain v. drachma n. diurnal adj. A statement of religious faith or duty formulated by a body claiming authority. egotist n. eccentricity n. The power to produce an intended effect as shown in the production of it. Hard and constant work in any menial or dull occupation. dissentient n. durance n. effectual adj. Harsh or disagreeable in sound. a cavalryman. divisible adj. The period of time during which anything lasts. distend v. dutiful adj. One who writes plays. efficient adj. divagation n. distrust n. divination n. dyne n. edible adj. efficiency n. distort v. drudgery n. SAT math and more free at www. educe v. egoist n. Control by the exercise of power or constituted authority. etc. A modern and an ancient Greek coin. counsel. Easy to manage. divulgence n. Capable of being stretched out or expanded in every direction. disunion n. Discord. distillation n. doleful adj. dissuade v. Rapturous excitement or exaltation. edict n. docile adj. disseminate v. Heavy with sleepiness. The female of the deer. domination n. Suitable to be eaten. drainage n. efflorescent adj. The obstruction of a heavenly body by its entering into the shadow of another body. To divide. drowsy adj. ductile adj. trenches. ecstatic adj. especially in morals or religion. divinity n. . duteous adj. To relate or represent in a dramatic or theatrical manner. effeminacy n. dolesome adj. especially for a worthy cause. Dissimilitude. doe n.FreeVocabulary. Showing enthusiasm or exhilaration of feeling. Self-conceit. or pleading. Double-dealing. distinction n. One given to self-mention or who is constantly telling of his own views and experiences. economize v. dissent n. Disagreement. or a flowery appearance. duplex adj. A person to whom a donation is made. Capable of being drawn out. One occupied in the business of distilling alcoholic liquors. effective adj. divertible adj. as seed is sown. distrainor n. dissemble v. In twofold degree or extent. Splendor.5000 Collegiate Words with Brief Definitions – Amass an Ivy League Vocabulary! 7-CD Edition: All you have to do is listen 15 minutes a day for 4 weeks to absorb 5000 words. effeminate adj. dun v. A composition for two voices or instruments. divergent adj. Lack of confidence in the power. specifically of clothes. To twist into an unnatural or irregular form. dolor n. Daily. distensible adj. Idiosyncrasy. especially a customs duty. That by which a number or quantity is divided. domicile n. effrontery n. Conspicuously prominent. dissipate v. or strengthen. Digression. dissever v. donor n. To disperse or disappear. A breaking up of a union of persons. To sow or scatter abroad. Tending in different directions. A net to be drawn along the bottom of the water. A divulging. Ardent in spirit and speech. duet n. dissertation n. The pretended forecast of future events or discovery of what is lost or hidden. Opening in flower. divert v. To bubble up. Giving off bubbles of gas. To stretch out or expand in every direction. efficacy n. The registry of judgments of a court. duration n. One who makes a donation or present. divisor n. doubly adv. domesticity n. applied to a mass of one gram for 1 second. One who advocates or practices egoism. Subject to a duty. dowry n. To obliterate. One who makes a donation or present. A disease or malady. Melancholy. Lamentation. diverse adj. Having womanish traits or qualities. Ascendancy. That which is uttered or proclaimed by authority as a rule of action. effusion n. Angry or violent difference of opinion. Able to be turned from the accustomed course or a line of action already established. Showing submission to natural superiors. dissolution n. duckling n. Capable of various forms. edify v. distill v. Contentious. To spend sparingly. To tell or make known. ebullient adj. Capable of being separated into parts.
as a coin. To dignify. enthuse v. or a group of words. office. endemic adj. enormous adj. encumber v. enthrone v. or complications. erroneous adj. episode n. essence n. embark v. separable from yet growing out of it. or pertaining to daintiness of appetite. or region for the purpose of settling or residing in another. A complete thing. To involve in difficulties. Any place of exit. errant adj. compact or visible form. especially with the right to vote. To send or give out. Wide-spread occurrence of a disease in a certain region. A interval of time.5000 Collegiate Words with Brief Definitions – Amass an Ivy League Vocabulary! 7-CD Edition: All you have to do is listen 15 minutes a day for 4 weeks to absorb 5000 words. Coming into view. as by legislative act. To make beautiful or elegant by adding attractive or ornamental features. epidermis n. and gesture in public speaking or reading. To use words of double meaning. Pertaining to beauty. or esteem. elicit v. epicycloid n. Immensity. epitaph n. confusion. To cause to be loved. To educe or extract gradually or without violence. To involve. entangle v. eminence n. encamp v. One who works for wages or a salary. eradicate v. An incident or story in a literary work. To bring out more clearly the facts concerning. embellish v. emit v. To go from one country. To make a beginning in some occupation or scheme. To set forth publicly or in glowing terms. An obstruction or plugging up of an artery or other blood-vessel. enormity n. A formal or discriminating expression of praise. place. To inspire with ardent love. A bazaar or shop. A title of dignity. Very-learned. SAT math and more free at www. The branch of zoology that treats of insects. energetic adj. ensnare v. or set of words. merit. eloquent adj. encyclopedia n. Equal in value. memorable for extraordinary events. estuary n. taste. embroil v. An elevated position with respect to rank. To pitch tents for a resting-place. word. elude v. inflection. hardship. An earnest request. Roving or wandering. epicure n. A poem celebrating in formal verse the mythical achievements of great personages. Pertaining to horses or horsemanship. Relating to Elizabeth. To occupy completely. condition. emphatic adj. Full of zeal and fervor. entwine v. enrapture v. encompass v. One who cultivates a delicate taste for eating and drinking. To delegate authority to. estrange v. equity n. Epicurean adj. or stress of any kind without succumbing. To come into view or into existence. engrave v. enamor v. To set on fire. To render ineffective or inoperative. equestrian adj. epilogue n. entrench v. endear v. To alienate. enthusiastic adj. embarrass v. esthetic adj. To keep clear of. To debilitate. emancipate v. epic n. To inspire with courage. Indulging. enrage v. Incorrect. To cut or carve in or upon some surface. embezzle v. or courtesy. To fortify or protect. One who uses or engages the services of other persons for pay. element n. Spoken with any special impressiveness laid upon an act. To waste away in flesh. emanate v. hope. eminent adj. To express. enfeeble v. Qualified for selection. Fairness or impartiality. as in “Father Aeneas. A work containing information on subjects. A curve traced by a point on the circumference of a circle which rolls upon another circle. epode n. To endow with some quality. Authoritative stoppage of foreign commerce or of any special trade. A coming into view. To entrap. To evade the search or pursuit of by dexterity or artifice. epithet n. A lyric poem lamenting the dead. To quietly terminate: said of time. enthrall v. To articulate or enunciate with special impressiveness upon a word. ennoble v. The ability to suffer pain. gift. erudite adj. state. endue v. Prevailing among animals. Working vigorously. usually spiritual. That which makes a thing to be what it is. To impede with obstacles. emigrant n. To enter voluntarily the military service by formal enrollment. employee n. pl. emaciate v. Any special impressiveness added to an utterance or act. espy v. Intended for general circulation. queen of England. To delight extravagantly or intensely. The process of decomposing a chemical compound by the passage of an electric current. The call for a repetition. emblazon v. To bring or hold under any overmastering influence. enumerate v. epigram n. emergence n. To encircle. epidemic n. To expel. or exhaustive of one subject. A riddle. To invest with sovereign power. as in search of adventure or opportunity for gallant deeds. The act of entering. language. employer n. elucidate v. The art of correct intonation. etc. To make into law. elusion n. Ambiguous. emporium n. To keep close watch. endurable adj.FreeVocabulary. Word used adjectivally to describe some quality or attribute of is objects. emerge v. electrotype n. entrails n. entreaty n. formulate. empower v. electrolysis n. entree n. encroach v. To cause to see clearly. To render uniform. To misappropriate secretly. Characterized by fairness. enjoin v. Irregular. The close of a narrative or dramatic poem. Elizabethan adj. as of some part of a play or performance. A state of balance. enshrine v. enact v. Extensive knowledge of literature. To intensify. To give courage to. equivocal adj. entomology n. egress n. embolism n. To endow with a privilege. A circle that rolls upon the external or internal circumference of another circle. To release from bondage. eliminate v. engross v. heroes. To name one by one. embolden v. meaning. etc. as with a trench or ditch and wall. . A pithy phrasing of a shrewd observation. as from some source. equivocate v. esquire n. encyclical adj. epicycle n. equivalent adj. The internal parts of an animal. equitable adj. erratic adj. embargo n. or grace. enhance v. epiphany n. character. emphasis n. emergent adj. enkindle v. equilibrium n. embody v. eject v. Extreme. epoch n. A species of lyric poems. To render flustered or agitated. To interweave. entail v. To flow forth or proceed. emblem n. enlighten v. Tolerable. or exemplify in a concrete. High in station. encomium n. emigrate v. Worthy of respect. elocution n. To keep sacred. Any appearance or bodily manifestation of a deity. To command. force. enmity n. Peculiar to some specified country or people. ministering. distress. One who moves from one place to settle in another. epizootic adj. To expose to peril. estimable adj. Evasion. or strength of mind. To imitate with intent to equal or surpass. equanimity n. A symbol. An inscription on a tomb or monument in honor or in memory of the dead.” epitome n. Having the ability to express emotion or feeling in lofty and impassioned speech. encore n. To destroy thoroughly. elasticity n. etc. history. Gigantic. entirety n. Evenness of mind or temper.com egregious adj. endanger v. A wide lower part of a tidal river. or to her era. or the fine arts. enigma n. To produce. eschew v. equalize v. elapse v. endurance n. To involve in dissension or strife. To infuriate. necessitate. The outer skin. Hatred. Retired from active service but retained to an honorary position. erudition n. or stress laid upon some word. A metallic copy of any surface. encourage v. emphasize v. emulate v. That property of matter by which a body tends to return to a former shape after being changed. enervate v. To invade partially or insidiously and appropriate the possessions of another. or the like. eligible adj. A simplified representation. enlist v. engender v. enfranchise v. To separate and cast aside. emeritus adj. A component or essential part. elegy n. To yield to or display intense and rapturous feeling.
or that farthest removed from a mean position. exposure n. or required limit. extinguish v.com et cetera Latin. or virulent. fanatic n. expostulate v. To dig out of the earth (what has been buried). expedient adj. evoke v. To breathe forth. Indicative. executor n. Ultimate. eulogy n. Possessing distinguished merit. Marked by great plentifulness. clear. A person nominated by the will of another to execute the will. imputation. exemplify v. To vanish gradually. excellence n. To shut out purposely or forcibly. extremist n. fallacious adj. or released. facetious adj. explicate v. expatriate v. factious adj. excrescence n. One who supports extreme measures or holds extreme views. The surrender by a government of a person accused of crime to the justice of another government. extensor n. evict v. Any unsound or delusive mode of reasoning. expectancy n. fabricate v. A continuous area or stretch. A journey. evangelical adj. I have found it. To speak or write a laudation of a person's life or character. or original to be copied or imitated. value. Full of meaning. Non-admission. threats. The utmost point. To avoid by artifice. or anything based on such reasoning. Unusual. exonerate v. To surrender the custody of. outgrowth. A title of honor bestowed upon various high officials. fanciless adj. Thorough and complete in execution. A muscle that causes extension. exigent adj. Seeking the conversion of sinners. Ease. A religious zealot. Urgent. Rich supply. or the like. excerpt n. evince v. euphonious adj. Characterized by agreeableness of sound. A model. To drive from one's own country. exempt adj. To increase in range or scope. excellent adj. quality. Still existing and known. extemporaneous adj. exceed v. or points of the compass. To look forward to as certain or probable. exacerbate v. exigency n. or experience. SAT math and more free at www. Abominable. exotic adj. expansion n. excel v. To make an effort. famish v. Intensified emotion or action. Capable of erring. fastidious adj. A figure of speech by which a phrase less offensive is substituted. Development or growth. expedite v. exaggerate v. evasion n. execrable adj. extradite v. evangelist n. execration n. exhume v. The practice of obtaining by violence or compulsion. Pertaining to the face. Justifiable. Any unnatural addition. To diminish the gravity or importance of. Relating to the development and improvement of race. scope. An extract or selection from written or printed matter. To make more easy. fallow n. exclamation n. exorbitance n. measure. facilitate v. excellency n. pattern. extempore adv. or the subjection of another to some necessity. To overstate. To cast or drive out by religious or magical means. excursion n. fancier n. Not difficult to do. exhilarate v. fallacy n. Definite. severe. exhaustive adj. Causing or tending to cause exhaustion. excitable adj. Needlessly free or lavish in expenditure. evolution n. facet n. explosion n. excretion n. To turn inside out. evolve v. especially of many people. extremity n. extension n. Agreeableness of sound. excess n. etc. exit n. compulsion. faction n. extant adj. Happening out of court. side. extravagant adj. To discuss. To praise in the highest terms. Foreign. Extravagance or enormity. A way or passage out. extraordinary adj. time or scope. or blame. extinct adj. extraneous adj. exorcise v. To call or summon forth. A sudden and violent outbreak. To fill with high or cheerful spirits. Unimaginative. extricate v. expeditious adj. Biblical exposition or interpretation. Fitted to serve as a model or example worthy of imitation. To obtain by violence. existence n. power. evanesce v. time. extort v. or border. as from some liability. Turbulent. exert v. To spend. To cause to burst in pieces by force from within. Illogical. as time or strength. Land broken up and left to become mellow or to rest. Deprivation of strength or energy. euphony n. An abrupt or emphatic expression of thought or of feeling. To hasten the movement or progress of. To invent fancifully or falsely. To make satisfaction or amends for. evanescent adj. evidential adj. extensive adj. explode v. An open situation or position in relation to the sun. expanse n. Disentangle. exegesis n. expense n. fabulous adj. Free. To dispossess pursuant to judicial decree. A reaching or stretching out. excruciate v. extravagance n. And so forth. Fleeting. Undue expenditure of money. or scope. facility n. To clear from involvement. The laying out or expending or money or other resources. That which is outside. eugenic adj. fallible adj. An accursed thing. expulsion n. as in measure. To remove by digging or scooping out. Without studied or special preparation. Done or made without much or any preparation. To be superior or distinguished. Capable of being thrust out. explosive adj. To go beyond. Being no longer in existence. To make more sharp. Having no essential relation to a subject.5000 Collegiate Words with Brief Definitions – Amass an Ivy League Vocabulary! 7-CD Edition: All you have to do is listen 15 minutes a day for 4 weeks to absorb 5000 words. exuberant adj. Contributing to personal advantage. extortion n. exemplar n. One of the small triangular plane surfaces of a diamond or other gem. One having a taste for or interest in special objects. Extended widely in space. exclude v. Going beyond usual and proper limits. eulogize v. Hard to please. extradition n. expiate v. A spoken or written laudation of a person's life or character. The getting rid of waste matter. To excite great anger in. euphemism n. expectorate v. A number of persons combined for a common purpose. To drive out or away. extensible adj. To cough up and spit forth. Pertaining to a formal presentation. evade v. exuberance n. facsimile n. To suffer extremity of hunger or thirst. Escape. To relieve or vindicate from accusation. Possession or continuance of being. skill. exposition n. facile adj. Fitness to meet the requirements of a particular case. Formal presentation. or development. A going forth or departure from a place or country. excavate v. To show by example. An exact copy or reproduction. excitation n. expect v. To empty by draining off the contents. expediency n. Forcible ejection. evert v. extrude v. The act or state of looking forward to as certain or probable. or restriction affecting others. Increase of amount.FreeVocabulary. proper. eventual adj. . exemplary adj. To make manifest or evident. exasperate v. external n. Nervously high-strung. exodus n. exclusion n. Amusing. extrajudicial adj. as in space. To inflict severe pain or agony upon. expository adj. exhaust v. Incredible. Anything relating or belonging to the outside. A critical period or condition. explicit adj. Speedy. Possession of eminently or unusually good qualities. expand v. size. Pertaining to a sudden and violent outbreak. exhaustion n. That which passes the ordinary. exorbitant adj. exhale v. eureka Greek. exterior n. expend v. facial adj. To unfold or expand. To render extinct. elements. extenuate v. extol v. A preacher who goes from place to place holding services. exhaustible adj. excusable adj. expressive adj. action.
One who or that which is expected to remain permanently in its position. ferocity n. fickle adj. florid adj. Frequent irregular change back and forth from one state or degree to another. fervent adj. The young in the womb or in the egg. Joyous. Ardor or intensity of feeling. finale n. To league together. A gum or resin which on burning yields aromatic fumes. forefather n. Having a ready or easy flow of words or ideas. foppery n. financier n. Subtle contrivance used to gain a point. feudal adj. Difficult to accomplish. fretful adj. forth adv. A complete or humiliating failure. A collection of tabular masses of floating polar ice. One who rejects authority or inspiration in religion. foible n. felonious adj. To ward off. fragile adj. Capable of being broken. A court opening directly from the street. forerun v. To predetermine. Any sham. One who sells fish. frivolity n. forebode v. Besides. feudalism n. Showing criminal or evil purpose. Ardent in feeling. fluent adj. Predestination. A festival or feast. foresail n. finite adj. Pertaining to flowers. forecastle n. saying. The upper part of the face. particularly on walls and ceilings. felicitate v. forejudge v. frigid adj. fete n. Counterfeit. A personal weakness or failing. finality n. flippant adj. Characteristic of one who is unduly devoted to dress and the niceties of manners. Fixed rule or set form. Brotherly. The aggregate of plants growing without cultivation in a district. A state of well-founded happiness. One of a class of deities of the woods and herds represented as half human. Disposed to peevishness. fortitude n. or deceptive movement. To bar by judicial proceedings the equitable right of a mortgagor to redeem property. Loyalty. freemason n. A sheet of paper folded once. or effected. fraudulent adj. fray v. A citizen of a foreign country. foppish adj. foreshore n. To palm off. Characteristic of woman or womankind. forgo v. fidelity n. between the eyes and the hair. flue n. One of the highest class of offenses. Limited. Of a wild. or derived from another country. Deceitfulness. fervid adj. That which is used to decorate the person or dress. Apt to induce terror or alarm. Merry. At last. festive adj. To judge of before hearing evidence. A break. fracture n. That may be done. fez n. freshness n. Dandyism. The state. That part of a shore uncovered at low tide. Loyalty. foresee v. floe n. 6 feet. Belonging to. forte n. foliage n. frightful adj. flamboyant adj. or of a size adapted to folding once. foreign adj. Created or formed by the imagination. fatuous adj. practicable. fondle v. fierce. flexible adj. A note of explanation or comment at the foot of a page or column. or renewal. fortify v. frivolous adj. forego v. A member of an ancient secret fraternity originally confined to skilled artisans. A place in which ferns are grown. foreground n. fealty n. foolery n. forcible adj. Easily broken. quality. fetus n. fiducial adj. foreman n. forswear v. To predict. fissure n. or purpose. finery n. To predict. A brimless felt cap in the shape of a truncated cone. foot-note n. A dealer in flowers. A square sail. freethinker n. Frenzied. To handle tenderly and lovingly. To wish joy or happiness to. The art of painting on a surface of plaster. usually red with a black tassel. folio n. Idiotic faulty adj. Premeditation. The comparative number of any kind of occurrences within a given time or space. fief n. foursome adj. Relative disposition of parts. foreigner n. To be an omen or warning sign of. foreordination n. felony n. To pass backward and forward irregularly from one state or degree to another. That part of a landscape or picture situated or represented as nearest the spectator. especially of evil. foreordain v. With directness. frigidarium n. The feudal system. Any growth of leaves. forgery n. flag-officer n. fitful adj. To renounce upon oath.com fathom n. The act of bending. performed. pert. felon n. Liability to be broken or destroyed. To deny oneself the pleasure or profit of. trifling disposition. The state or quality of being final or complete. flora n. Into notice or view. finally adv. To fret at the edge so as to loosen or break the threads. foreknowledge n. forfend v. forbearance n. That part of the upper deck of a ship forward of the after fore-shrouds. foretell v. festal adj. Having a light. florist n. fluential adj. Violent. To lose possession of through failure to fulfill some obligation. under the lowest deck. Monetary. fervor n. fraternal adj. or degree of being fresh. A trifling act. Accumulation of gas in the stomach and bowels. feminine adj. forethought n. fragile adj. feasible adj. Commerce unrestricted by tariff or customs. foresight n. fresco n. flection n. frantic adj. A state of constant movement. beliefs. Savageness. Prescience. frailty n.5000 Collegiate Words with Brief Definitions – Amass an Ivy League Vocabulary! 7-CD Edition: All you have to do is listen 15 minutes a day for 4 weeks to absorb 5000 words. formula n. forecast v. Counterfeiting. Imperfect. meat. pretense. fiscal adj. fledgling n. change. Concluding performance. fluctuation n. forepeak n. or practice. To provide with defensive works. foggy adj. To deny oneself. forecourt n. A crack or crack-like depression. and customs of the common people. Folly. fictitious adj. To discern beforehand. judgment. Openly scandalous. flagrant adj. A smoke-duct in a chimney. fawn n. A strong point. with goats feet. Characterized by extravagance and in general by want of good taste. The extreme forward part of a ship's hold. frankincense n. A measure of length. Obscure. flux n. flimsy adj. free trade n. One who attempts to obstruct legislation. forfeit v. A room kept at a low temperature for preserving fruits. fishmonger n. felicity n. frequency n. Lacking warmth. floral adj. federate v. To go before as introducing or ushering in. SAT math and more free at www. fernery n. and savage nature. A young deer. Provision against harm or need. Intense. formation n. ferocious adj. fraudulence n. A landed estate held under feudal tenure. finesse n. flatulence n. An ancestor. forthright adv. and punishable with death or imprisonment. The head man. faun n. filibuster n. Pertaining to the relation of lord and vassal. Consisting of four.FreeVocabulary. forehead n. Flushed with red. Trivial. Unduly changeable in feeling. forby adv. Pliable. The traditions. fiasco n. fluctuate v. especially in view of a coming event. financial adj. feint n. thought. foist v. One skilled in or occupied with financial affairs or operations. . Patient endurance or toleration of offenses. Indicative of faith or trust. Patient courage. A criminal or depraved person. fixture n. etc. foreclose v. situated in. formidable adj. Thin and weak. The captain of a flag-ship. Spasmodic. Pertaining to streams. A young bird. folklore n. Pertaining to the treasury or public finances of a government.
furlong n. Seriousness. gyrate v. grotesque adj. geniality n. A disposition to give liberally or to bestow favors heartily. Fleeting. To make gestures or motions. A movement or action of the hands or face. of ancestors and their descendants. A dealer in or maker of fur goods. handwriting n. Pregnancy. To form into grains or small particles. grantee n. Slovenly in appearance. A member of a regiment composed of men of great stature. Fit to be dwelt in. gesture n. To draw general inferences. fundamental adj. hanger-on n. genesis n. as for windows. halcyon adj. as from rage. A step. rank. gumption n. gamester n. A small cavern. Calm. frizzle v. gradation n. Credulous. Keen enjoyment. degree. or the like. generate v. grimace n. as the hair. Possessing a brave or chivalrous spirit. giddy adj. unsteady light. wavering. etc. habitude n. fulsome adj. The art of preparing and serving appetizing food. A parasite. Creating affliction. To give a crinkled. Of or pertaining to the animal reproductive organs. The science that treats of the functions and diseases peculiar to women. A pavement or floor or any supporting surface on which one may walk. Abundant. fungous adj. To cause to crinkle or curl. habitant n. The part of a nation's territory that abuts upon another country. globular adj. gaily adv. possession. Of excellence and splendor. gravity n. The department of natural science that treats of the constitution and structure of the earth. gestation n. fumigate v. granulate v. glimmer n. fungus n. grotto n. grapple v. grievous adj. hale adj. That may be measured. . or some similar fruit having a hard rind. opposed to specific. gaseous adj. grindstone n. gastric adj. Prankish. gossamer adj. A measure. as in speaking. An English monetary unit. to surround with additions for embellishment. glimpse n. granular adj. gratify v. ground n. A temporary absence of a soldier or sailor by permission of the commanding officer. gastritis n. genital adj. glazier n. garrison n. or relative position in an order or series. grenadier n. guile n. generally adv. Icy. An instrument for measuring. Customary relation or association. The support on or against which a lever rests. generality n. Flimsy. To make joyous. fuse v. genteel adj. globose adj. Frank. or near the stomach. Ordinarily. gnash v. gibe v. To grind or strike the teeth together. gauge n. Stealthy or sly. fusible adj. grandiloquent adj. genealogy n. To take hold of. The maker of a deed. garrulous adj. one-eighth of a mile. especially that arising from chemical action. To utter taunts or reproaches. The external appearance as produced by garb or costume. frolicsome adj. A person of expectant temperament. town. Advancement. furrier n. Satisfaction. grandeur n. guise n. or contingency. To unite or blend as by melting together. grievance n. Economical. gyroscope n. Worn and gaunt in appearance. guess n. germane adj. origin. frontier n. generalize v. Penmanship. gladden v. a uniformed and armed police officer.FreeVocabulary. gratuitous adj. gaiety n. A tracer of pedigrees. guinea n. To begin to develop into an embryo or higher form. Speaking in or characterized by a pompous or bombastic style. gulp. granary n. Tremendous. A list. generic adj. glacier n. gentile adj. Moving or advancing by steps. expressive of some idea or emotion. glorious adj. used for sharpening tools. ghastly adj. galore adj. The principal portion. especially for disinfection. as a mushroom. galvanic adj. According to usual practice. Current electricity. or the point about which it turns. functionary n. To imbue with life or animation. generosity n. furlough n. fruition n. Of. gendarme n. or in place of speech. Fear-inspiring. Affected with a whirling or swimming sensation in the head. gullible adj. frowzy adj. To make stale or trite by repetition. To subject to the action of smoke or fumes. In continental Europe. Not habitually solitary or living alone. granule n. particularly in France. Festivity. futurist n. Given to constant trivial talking. An official. A momentary look. A plant destitute of chlorophyll. Relevant. gambol n. galvanize v. gratification n. Gordian knot n. Stay-rope. or icily cold. or causes grief and at the same time a sense of wrong. gourmand n. injures. To swallow greedily or hastily. SAT math and more free at www.5000 Collegiate Words with Brief Definitions – Amass an Ivy League Vocabulary! 7-CD Edition: All you have to do is listen 15 minutes a day for 4 weeks to absorb 5000 words. Belonging to a people not Jewish. in any sense. Carriage of the body in going. To please. gamble v. hackney v. gallant adj. A field or stream of ice. To execute by strangling. grantor n. Well-bred or refined. A faint. Of no avail or effect. To produce or cause to be. garnish v. or other place for its defense. fulcrum n. Duplicity. fungible adj. gigantic adj. pumpkin. glutinous adj. gusto n. giver n. fluffy appearance to. Incongruously composed or ill-proportioned. Female supremacy. gregarious adj. Sticky. Dweller. grandiose adj. furtive adj. Offensive from excess of praise or commendation. Indicating source. Given to excess in eating. germinate v. To risk money or other possession on an event. Inflammation of the stomach. gastronomy n. The whole range or sequence. galvanism n. gynecology n. Common sense. guileless adj. To revolve. squash. gluttonous adj. Spongy. Tip. habitable adj. in the order of succession. fulminate v. like the actions of a thief. geology n. grief n. habitual adj. graceless adj. pertaining to. or weighed. A storehouse for grain after it is thrashed or husked. In cookery. grisly adj. Warmth and kindliness of disposition. The military force stationed in a fort. counted. Capable of being melted by heat. gait n. Playful leaping or frisking. gynecocracy n. glacial adj. More distant or advanced. fugacious adj. Pertaining or relating to electricity produced by chemical action. The quality of being grand or admirably great. An instrument for illustrating the laws of rotation. gesticulate v. futile adj. A melon. furbish v. genitive adj. frugal adj. Creation. A connoisseur in the delicacies of the table. gourd n. gamut n. A distortion of the features. One who gives. Spherical. One who cuts and fits panes of glass. A young goose. further adj. Improvident. Sorrow. genealogist n. Composed of small grains or particles. A flat circular stone. guy n. gratuity n. garrote v. Spherical. disgust. guzzle v. Noting a genus or kind. gradient adj. haggard adj.com frizz v. chance. occasioned by some feeling of pain. Ungracious. Of sound and vigorous health. A gambler. That which oppresses. Surmise. Merrily. A small grain or particle. Basal. Voluntarily. Fulfillment. The person to whom property is transferred by deed. furtherance n. gosling n. To restore brightness or beauty to. happy-go-lucky adj. That which is given without demand or claim. as by satisfying a physical or mental desire or need. Any difficulty the only issue out of which is by bold or unusual manners. Having an imposing style or effect. To cause to explode. Hideous. Light and unsubstantial.
The side of a right-angled triangle opposite the right angle. hydroelectric adj. hybrid adj. Of no essential consequence. Unlawfully begotten. hazard n. extent. imaginary adj. heptarchy n. A word agreeing in sound with but different in meaning from another. imbibe v. A break or vacancy where something necessary to supply the connection is wanting. hindmost adj. Foolish daring. hoard v. An opinion or doctrine subversive of settled beliefs or accepted principles. homogeneous adj. A Greek epic poem describing scenes from the siege of Troy. The state of being icy. as by false appearance. Lacking pity or sympathy. hard-hearted adj. hydromechanics n. To supply with light. The act of plunging or dipping entirely under water or another fluid. Identical in nature. One who retails small wares. The branch of zoology that treats of fishes. heterodox adj. Dangerous and close at hand. humiliate v. illimitable adj. illegible adj. Frigidly. hideous adj. The practice of receiving and entertaining strangers and guests with kindness. hysteria n.or nine-headed water-serpent slain by Hercules. as from a cold or fatigue. hoarse adj. hexapod adj. A pausing to consider. Unlikeness of constituent parts. A thorny shrub much used in England for hedges. Pertaining to electricity developed water or steam. hibernal adj. hospitable adj. or relation. A proposition taken for granted as a premise from which to reach a conclusion. heinous adj. Not full-grown. hoodwink v. Devastation. hydra n. An instrument for determining the density of solids and liquids by flotation. Congruity of the members or elements or parts. icon n. ichthyosaurs n. A figure with six angles. iconoclast n. hypercritical adj. etc. herbivorous adj. hustle v. make-up. hardihood n. A servile assistant and subordinate.com harangue n. A token fee or payment to a professional man for services. hydrometer n. horde n. immigrant n. Vacillation. heritage n. idiosyncrasy n. SAT math and more free at www. hosiery n. hypnotize v. herbaceous adj. Deceptive. hospitality n. huckster n. One who holds opinions contrary to the recognized standards or tenets of any philosophy. Birthright. ichthyology n. hiatus n. Separating. The branch of science that treats of the pressure and equilibrium of fluids. illuminant n. Disposed to treat strangers or guests with generous kindness. A gathered multitude of human beings. Concordant in sound. Boisterously merry. illegitimate adj. An artificial trance-sleep. hydrous adj. Low in character or purpose. Odiously sinful. humane adj. havoc n. perplexity. Pertaining to the area under the skin. homogeneity n. A mental quality or habit peculiar to an individual. homonym n. hypocrite n. A collection of dried plants scientifically arranged for study. or its people. . size. hemorrhage n. A misunderstanding attended by ill feeling. A foreigner who enters a country to settle there. A fossil reptile. Shameful. henpeck v. Having six feet. heathenish adj. immerse v. Tumors composed of enlarged and thickened blood-vessels. hesitant adj. harass v. hesitancy n. Compassionate. To make bright or clear. Made up of similar parts or elements. heteromorphic adj. Pertaining to winter. hydraulic adj. Thoughtless. To regard with inordinate love or admiration. hypotenuse n. Contrary to the rules of sound thought. heterogeneous adj. To come into a country or region from a former habitat. illiberal adj. Cross-bred. Appalling. Irreligious. Impending evil or danger. hilarious adj. To worry or harass by ill temper and petty annoyances. immiscible adj. Protrusion of any internal organ in whole or in part from its normal position. An obstacle. heartrending adj. immature adj. Hibernian adj. A nervous affection occurring typically in paroxysms of laughing and crying. hernia n. immaterial adj. hexangular adj. hillock n. humanize v. An artificially induced somnambulistic state in which the mind readily acts on suggestion. or quantity. hypnotism n. To trouble with importunities. at the lower end of the rectum. imitation n. Risk. To put to shame. immense adj. Consisting of dissimilar elements or ingredients of different kinds. Passing naturally from parent to child. Deviating from the normal form or standard type. hereditary adj. A figure having seven sides and seven angles. A word agreeing in sound with but different in meaning from another. Extreme insincerity. as in diving.5000 Collegiate Words with Brief Definitions – Amass an Ivy League Vocabulary! 7-CD Edition: All you have to do is listen 15 minutes a day for 4 weeks to absorb 5000 words. hostility n. At variance with any commonly accepted doctrine or opinion. One who or that which foreruns and announces the coming of any person or thing. Stingy. illusory adj. hussar n. Deceiving or tending to deceive. The branch of mechanics that treats of the dynamics of fluids. honorarium n. ill-natured adj. imaginable adj. To make gentle or refined. hypodermic adj. humbug n. A philanthropist. heresy n. imitator n. illogical adj. To produce a somnambulistic state in which the mind readily acts on suggestions. Fancied. Watery. Having six angles. Having little or no book-learning. harbinger n. hygiene n. immigrate v. Surly.FreeVocabulary. Precipitately. The mechanics of fluids. Faultfinding. Indefinitely extensive. hirsute adj. idolize v. hypnotic adj. head first adv. heterogeneity n. hypocrisy n. Fish-like. hypnosis n. Very depressing. Undecipherable. Anything intended or calculated to deceive or mislead. from parent to offspring. heredity n. hydrostatics n. immaculate adj. A use of words peculiar to a particular language. illusive adj. illuminate v. herbarium n. hindrance n. heedless adj. Precipitately. homage n. illusion n. ignoble adj. To deceive. Very great in degree. Without spot or blemish. Reverential regard or worship. illicit adj. A group of seven governments. To gather and store away for the sake of accumulation. hexagon n. henchman n. ignominious adj. homologous adj. Vacillating. illumine v. or annoyances. Feeding on herbs or other vegetable matter. harmonious adj. hawthorn n. Not according to law. Transmission of physical or mental qualities. hemorrhoids n. as animals. An unreal image presented to the senses. icily adv. Having the voice harsh or rough. cares. iciness n. immeasurable adj. Involving the moving of water. imminence n. Having a hairy covering.. Having the character of a herb. idealize v. immersion n. The branch of medical science that relates to improving health. Discharge of blood from a ruptured or wounded blood-vessel. Tending to produce sleep. heretic n. That which is made as a likeness or copy. Farthest from the front. An image or likeness. of the force exerted by water in motion. head foremost adv. imbroglio n. A light-horse trooper armed with saber and carbine. To move with haste and promptness. To drink or take in. hesitation n. Unlawful. heptagon n. hinder v. The seven. Boundless. as oil and water. To wet or moisten. ichthyic adj. One who makes in imitation. idiom n. as in diving. Iliad n. pl. imbrue v. That can be imagined or conceived in the mind. illiterate adj. or strife. heifer n. An image-breaker. homophone n. A young cow. hydrodynamics n. That which may be used to produce light. A stocking. diseases. To make to conform to some mental or imaginary standard. imminent adj. To obstruct. humanitarian n. A tirade. illegal adj. Pertaining to Ireland. One who makes false professions of his views or beliefs. hypothesis n. Enmity. A small hill or mound. To plunge or dip entirely under water or other fluid.
To bring in. impatience n. To be imminent. Not feasible. or qualification. indignant adj. impulsive adj. That can not be described. Accidental. passion. or difficult to digest. indolent adj. Unyielding. or details. impeccable adj. importunate adj. destroyed. To make indigent or poor. request. or serves as an incentive or stimulus. Freedom from punishment. Speechless. incoherent adj. incipient adj. Not having the abilities desired or necessary for any purpose. indicator n. imprudent adj. Inert. Poor. In a vague or uncertain way. Incapable of being forced. incessant adj. as of parts or ideas in thought. Not separable into parts. Unmoved by or not exhibiting feeling. The beginning. inactive adj. indefinitely adv. moral. Destitute of animal life. impolitic adj. indigenous adj. indivisible adj. understand. Not logically coordinated. To harass with persistent demands or entreaties. Unbiased. Without intention. incoercible adj. Casual occurrence. inchoative n. Unchangeable. inaudible adj. incomplete adj. impel v. Lacking wise judgment. Exempt. Laziness. impudence n. impermissible adj. Anything done or said on the impulse of the moment. incandescent adj. That can not be perfected. To reduce to ashes. impregnable adj. imperious adj. as from disease. inborn adj. part. incisor n. inarticulate adj. considered. That can not be heard. incomprehensible adj. Want of power to apprehend. indescribable adj. incontrovertible adj. speech. incoherence n. impunity n. inchmeal adv. impassable adj. as testimony. indomitable adj. indiscriminate adj. indict v. improvise v. Unwillingness to brook delays or wait the natural course of things.5000 Collegiate Words with Brief Definitions – Amass an Ivy League Vocabulary! 7-CD Edition: All you have to do is listen 15 minutes a day for 4 weeks to absorb 5000 words. Unceasing. importation n. To attribute. indulgent adj. To assail with arguments. incomparable adj. Not understandable. The act or practice of bringing from one country into another. inconvenient adj. To do anything extemporaneously or offhand. Beginning. impropriety n. Tainted. incapacity n. Not to be approved. impair v. Urgent in character. Habitually inactive or idle. indivertible adj. capacity. One who or that which points out. or demand. incompetent adj. or becoming. Destitute of or lacking in power. Not digestible. Valueless. Silly. immutable adj. indiscreet adj. That which moves the mind or inflames the passions. Innate. as to parts. impracticable adj. That can not be burned. impassive adj. especially one of little importance. immortalize v. Not relating to a particular person or thing. inanimate adj. SAT math and more free at www. indicant adj. inceptive adj. Native. or compelled. Indiscernible. To show or prove to be involved in or concerned implicit adj. Heedless. indulgence n. Matchless. inadvertent adj. impoverish v. incite v. Small in quantity or importance. incarcerate v. indigestible adj. incompetence n. Insufficient. place. or expresses beginning. inane adj. impassible adj. Promiscuous. incendiary n. That can not be blotted out. importune v. incinerate v. Having no money. Rashness. or adjunct necessary or required. imperceptible adj. Imperceptible to the touch. indigestion n. inconsiderable adj. inapt adj. Having such anger and scorn as is aroused by meanness or wickedness. . Characterized by irreverence or irreligion. Unconquerable. indispensable adj. immovable adj. A front or cutting tooth. suitable. impartial adj. improper adj. That which points out. Lacking foresight or thrift. Rudeness. or intellectual. To deprive of power. inbred adj. To appear or act in the character of. imperfectible adj. The state or quality of being unfit. implausible adj. or propensity in oneself or another. To signify. impersuadable adj. inaccurate adj. Lacking some element. inception n. impregnate v. To cause to become less or worse. Not appropriate. inconsistent adj. That can not be destroyed. incandescence n. Interfering with comfort or progress. Difficult of approach. impecunious adj. Not perceptible. insinuations. The yielding to inclination. incapacitate v. To be an obstacle or to place obstacles in the way of. Habitually engaged in licentious or lewd practices. Implied. impede v. Impenetrable. Awkward or slow. or agreement. Calm. imperative adj. imply v. To make pregnant. impersonal adj. That can not be turned aside. impliable adj. Unsuitable for the time. impiety n. Steadfast. Contradictory. incentive n. Not plausible. or accusations. inadequate adj. A happening in general. Not to be understood. Yielding to the desires or humor of oneself or those under one's care. constrained. inchoate adj. impure adj. Vague. Insolent disrespect.FreeVocabulary. inaccessible adj. That which begins. Want of connection. impulsion n. To endanger. Poverty. incident n. Resisting all attempts to reduce volume by pressure. White or glowing with heat. incipience n. indestructible adj.com immoral adj. incongruous adj. Beginning. Impulsive. That which moves to action. impersonate v. desire. Obligatory. effaced. Necessary or requisite for the purpose. indelible adj. imperil v. incidence n. impugn v. inconstant adj. indigence n. induct v. incidentally adv. Inexpedient. Implanted by nature. or removed. To cause to last or to be known or remembered throughout a great or indefinite length of time. To rouse to a particular action. or occasion. imperturbable adj. Impetus. Irreverence toward God. impromptu n. elements. Incipient. incombustible adj. indefensible adj. indolence n. Indisputable. Changeable. Piecemeal. indignity n. Unmerited contemptuous conduct or treatment. impervious adj. Unpremeditated. General lack of capacity or fitness. That can not be taken by assault. inapprehensible adj. etc. impetus n. incompatible adj. Discordant. impotent adj. Incomprehensible. incitement n. The state of being white or glowing with heat. To imprison. improvident adj. inadmissible adj. inconsequential adj. and manage. physical. inconceivable adj. indigent adj. inadvisable adj. implicate v. or inappropriate. impious adj. indiscernible adj. unseemly. Difficulty or failure in the alimentary canal in changing food into absorptive nutriment. Not exactly according to the facts. Unadvisable. That can not be passed through or over. Any impulse or incentive. or allowed. Not moved or affected by feeling. indistinct adj. Not permissible. Chemical or person who starts a fire-literally or figuratively. Untenable. incompressible adj. impetuosity n. impalpable adj. competency. impute v. impetuous adj. Blameless. impend v. immune adj. Initial. impertinence n. Insisting on obedience. To drive or urge forward. Capable of being inferred. To find and declare chargeable with crime.
interpreter n. inhume v. The state of being in active resistance to authority. inopportune adj. Shameful. Uncommon. A hint. Not assured of safety. by writing. infest v. inexpedient adj. insufficient adj. infallible adj. or influence. or pouring in. or open in character or quality. inexcusable adj. infirmity n. inherent adj. intercession n. inquisitive adj. intercept v. integrity n. inlet n. intension n. Exempt from error of judgment. Not accomplishing an intended purpose. intensive adj. Adding emphasis or force. To interrupt the course of. insipid adj. Pride or haughtiness exhibited in contemptuous and overbearing treatment of others. inroad n. The act of stringing or stretching. infuse v. That can not be separated. inexplicable adj. originality. inmost adj. roll. Rareness. insurgence n. inspector n. Countless. Component. intangible adj. To win confidence or good graces for oneself. Of unchangeable length or area. ineffable adj. insentient adj. To enter in a book. swelling. Gross wrong or injustice. Comprehensible. inscrutable adj. To provoke. innumerable adj. intermittent adj. instigator n. introduce. Unutterable. That desires or craves immoderately or unappeasably. infamy n. Intellectual discernment. A morbid process in some part of the body characterized by heat. Lack of import or of importance. Urgency. innovate v. intermit v. instigate v. as in contrivance or arrangement. infirmary n. A place for the reception or treatment of the sick. Characterized by intelligence. Being in a middle place or degree or between extremes. To place in a detached state or situation. mental. Unsuitable or inconvenient. To infuse. A coming between. and pain. One who takes part in a conversation or oral discussion. interpose v. To be present in such numbers as to be a source of annoyance. Not suitable to be selected or chosen. Inadequate for some need. infidel n. Not to be justified. or moral weakness or flaw. Not fit or suitable. Inadequacy. intemperance n.com inebriate v. infamous adj. intellectual adj. Given to questioning. Unavoidable. Mandate. as for vice. or inculcate. A mediator. as principles or qualities. To intoxicate. Unutterable. intention n. inefficient adj. A court or tribunal for examination and punishment of heretics. trouble. Akin to or befitting hell or its occupants. inflammation n. inexorable adj. That upon which the mind is set. ingenuity n. Without importance. SAT math and more free at www. especially out of curiosity. A recess. Total loss or destitution of honor or reputation. inefficiency n. Ability to sway the will of another. Pertaining to an island. or document. Imperceptible. interlocutor n. Time between acts or periods. The derivation of a judgment from any given material of knowledge on the ground of law. inscribe v. To cause to cease temporarily. interlude n. infrequence n. Capacity to know or understand. inevitable adj. Harmless. instant n. or danger. Impenetrably mysterious or profound. inedible adj. inexpressible adj. Not perceptible to the touch. intelligible adj. Not good for food. inseparable adj. insensible adj. Such as can not be made plain. infusion n. inhospitable adj. Having the power to sway the will of another. inexperience n. To introduce or strive to introduce new things. insular adj. infringe v. To perform the first act or rite. Deepest within. insurgent n. Verbal interference. Intrinsic. instantaneous adj. insufficiency n. initiate v. injunction n. frank. or state of being strained. ingredient n. Uprightness of character and soundness of moral principle. An official appointed to examine or oversee any matter of public interest or importance. The faculty of perception or thought. insolence n. insistence n. insuperable adj. To place in the earth. Immoderate action or indulgence. intercessor n.FreeVocabulary. insuppressible adj.5000 Collegiate Words with Brief Definitions – Amass an Ivy League Vocabulary! 7-CD Edition: All you have to do is listen 15 minutes a day for 4 weeks to absorb 5000 words. inestimable adj. insistent adj. or cleverness. or originating. influence n. A person who makes intelligible the speech of a foreigner by oral translation. Sleeplessness. To come between other things or persons. Evincing skill. Adverse. insolent adj. instance n. Insensibility to kindness. That which does not accomplish an intended purpose. To ask information about. inherence n. inept adj. Cleverness in contriving. insecure adj. Boundless or immeasurable extension or duration. So large or furnishing so great a supply as not to be emptied. infinity n. Tasteless. inference n. ingratiate v. One who makes an investigation. inflexible adj. ingenious adj. by injection. inquire v. Impudent. To introduce. A temporary discontinuance. insidious adj. Above price. To imply. That can not be altered or varied. as of the appetites. ingenuous adj. interposition n. interim n. ingraft v. An action or event considered as coming between others of greater length. inhibit v. as a dead body. intermediate adj. Incapable of being concealed. Not disposed to entertain strangers gratuitously. Invincible. One who takes part in forcible opposition to the constituted authorities of a place. To examine formally by questioning. Conveying knowledge. ineligible adj. A very brief portion of time. Low-priced. inhuman adj. intellect n. inkling n. force. combining. interpolation n. Forcible encroachment or trespass. inland adj. A single occurrence or happening of a given kind. inquisition n. inert adj. inoffensive adj. To trespass upon. infrequent adj. Disloyalty. insight n. Done without perceptible lapse of time. Candid. insurrection n. inquisitor n. or on a list. or spent. infinite adj. instill v. infidelity n. Unadvisable. inflammable adj. inglorious adj. intermission n. Easily set on fire or excited. One who incites to evil. inexhaustible adj. To set or implant deeply and firmly. intelligence n. insinuate v. insomnia n. inexpensive adj. Working ill by slow and stealthy means. infirm adj. ingratitude n. or crime. Having no limit or end. Measureless. infernal adj. A small body of water leading into a larger. influential adj. as in opinion or statement. intercede v. or use. One who denies the existence of God. influx n. insatiable adj. Entreaty in behalf of others. insulate v. . To instill. To hold back or in. especially as to time. inject v. wasted. Lacking in bodily or mental strength. The act of imbuing. A physical. Lacking the power of feeling or perceiving. insignificant adj. To mediate between persons. Insinuation. inextensible adj. interdict n. Causing nothing displeasing or disturbing. Authoritative act of prohibition. innuendo n. Infusion. interminable adj. Unrelenting. purpose. interact v. iniquity n. Publicly branded or notorious. as a fluid. Uprising. Inanimate. insignificance n. inimical adj. To act reciprocally. innocuous adj. Remote from the sea. Urgent. interrogate v. Savage. The state of being permanently existing in something. Lack of or deficiency in experience. instructive adj.
juxtapose v. keepsake n. Showing or expressing a deficiency of veneration. encroachment. judicial adj. Inapplicable. inure v. jocular adj. introvert v. To harden or toughen by use. With no outward manifestation. subdued. juridical adj. The act of observing and analyzing one's own thoughts and feelings. irreducible adj. iota n. An oven or furnace for baking. Assumed by law to exist. Insufferable. A many-colored appearance. itinerary n. intestine n. unintelligible speech or highly technical speech. kilometer n. Perplexity. That department of government which administers the law relating to civil and criminal justice. To excite ill temper or impatience in. iridescent adj. especially along a river. intoxicant n. irascible adj. intrinsic adj. Moved to anger. Unchangeable. Anything kept or given to be kept for the sake of the giver. Wearisome. Habitual. introversion n. intramural adj. intricacy n. To turn within. irruption n. extending to the anus. Lawful power or right to exercise official authority. used as a covering for the head or neck. intromit v. introgression n. Done or made in jest. judicature n. To place close together. invoke v. An utterance intended to cast censure. One thousand watts. One who serves on a jury or is sworn in for jury duty in a court of justice. jugular adj. A detailed account or diary of a journey. To interfere for some end. involuntary adj. judgment n. jocose adj. isolate v. journalize v. introspect v. Irrevocable. silk. A small or insignificant mark or part. interrupt v. One who is disabled by illness or injury. Not having made a valid will. inviolable adj. Luster. To utter vehement censure or invective. irradiance n. An articulation. Quick at contrivance. intimacy n. One who investigates. irreparable adj. intolerant adj. Inclined to joke. itinerant adj. invigorate v. isochronous adj. To cut through or into so as to divide. especially for sacred things. intoxicate v. Exultation. The quality showing or expressing a deficiency of veneration. irritate v. intersect v. kernel n. Vindication. intrigue n.5000 Collegiate Words with Brief Definitions – Amass an Ivy League Vocabulary! 7-CD Edition: All you have to do is listen 15 minutes a day for 4 weeks to absorb 5000 words. irritancy n. Exceedingly precious. Anything that unduly exhilarates or excites. Not to be conquered. intestacy n. or exposure. To insert. or fatigue. irreverential adj. inverse adj. Prone to anger. usually complicated and intended to accomplish something by secret ways. junction n. Fearless and bold. Having the nature or form of a question. Complication. jurisprudence n. irritant n. or other material. The quality of producing vexation. irreverent adj. physically or mentally. upside down. involve v. Pertaining to the throat. To keep a diary. or in opposite direction. irrefrangible adj. due to obstructed excretion of bile or characterized by yellowing of the skin. vexation. introspection n. irony n. weight. A low tract of land between hills. especially for sacred things. Inability or unwillingness to bear or endure. Relating to or denoting equal intervals of time. inversion n. One who invests money. To wander from place to place. itinerate v. Showing or feeling envy. Bigoted. To play tricks of sleight of hand. or pathological agent of inflammation. Having no force.000 meters. islet n. A square of linen. jurisdiction n. irreverence n. irradiate v. or seam. Serving to water lands by artificial means. To fill with an overflowing abundance. Wrath. That can not be successfully withstood or opposed. interrogatory n. investigator n. The art or practice of sleight of hand. jeopardize v. irk v. kiln n. or drying industrial products. judicious adj. That can not be lessened. invective n. Wandering. or cogency. inwardly adv. To draw into entanglement. intervene v. invariable adj. A length of 1. A line joining points at which the barometric pressure is the same at a specified moment. Censure or ridicule under cover of praise or compliment. judiciary n. To cause to become frightened.com interrogative adj. Inherent. Having or marking equality of temperature. To afflict with pain. The condition of being joined. iridescence n. . A mechanical. kerchief n. joggle n. Close or confidential friendship. Distribution and administration of justice by trial and judgment. To separate from others of its kind. A plot or scheme. That can not be rectified or made amends for. joust v. That part of the digestive tube below or behind the stomach. Instinctive knowledge or feeling. Showing impatience or ill temper on little provocation. Not possessed of reasoning powers or understanding. irrelevant adj. To stop while in progress. or reproach. To engage in a tilt with lances on horseback. A council or assembly that deliberates in secret upon the affairs of government. That can not be broken or violated. as by an act of intrusion or trespass. Sudden invasion. Entrance. Pertaining to the administration of justice. A grain or seed. Change of order so that the first shall become last and the last first. introductory adj. Merry. To render of no force or effect. jugglery n. To call on for assistance or protection. by ditches or other artificial means. Encroachment. irresistible adj. Prudent. inventive adj. To animate. To render clear and intelligible. One thousand liters. Indifferent or opposed to religion. isothermal adj. intestate adj. especially for sacred things. The condition resulting from one's dying not having made a valid will. isobar n. involution n. To come in without leave or license. A sudden irregular shake or a push causing such a shake. investor n. invincible adj. inveigh v. justification n. Situated within the walls of a city. burning. as land. Showing or expressing a deficiency of veneration. That can not be wounded or hurt. intrusion n. Jingo n. invalidate v. junta n. irrepressible adj. invaluable adj. That can not be refuted or disproved. Careless of or unable to meet responsibilities. intolerance n. inveterate adj. irreligious adj. juror n. irrigate v. intervale n. pain. jaundice n. The science of rights in accordance with positive law. juvenile adj. irritable adj. invulnerable adj. irreversible adj. SAT math and more free at www. To make drunk. jovial adj. kilowatt n. The faculty by the exercise of which a deliberate conclusion is reached. Occurring or situated within a cell. joint. To turn inside out. invalid n. irksome adj. irrational adj. To imperil. isle n. irrigant adj. intracellular adj. Preliminary. jubilation n. ire n. Confused. or overcome. A question or inquiry. intrude v. literally or figuratively. A morbid condition. Exhibiting changing rainbow-colors due to the interference of the light. or tension. jargon n. invasion n. exercise. Incapable of being injured or disturbed. intolerable adj. irrefragable adj. Flood. juicy adj. chemical. Unwilling. intricate adj. invalid adj. intimidate v. Succulent. irate adj. juncture n. Difficult to follow or understand.FreeVocabulary. inundation n. To look into. That can not be restrained or kept down. A little island. kiloliter n. The act of turning or directing inward. Contrary in tendency or direction. juggle v. To water. intuition n. An island. invert v. intrepid adj. invidious adj. The act of entering without warrant or invitation. Characteristic of youth. One of a party in Great Britain in favor of spirited and demonstrative foreign policy. irresponsible adj. inundate v.
latency n. A liquid preparation for rubbing on the skin in cases of bruises. That side or direction toward which the wind blows. A lawgiver. legislative adj. as seen from a distance or an elevation. especially one of picturesque effect. Dormant. laborious adj. licentious adj. as security for a debt or charge. logician n. lode n. Having the sanction of law or established custom. Rather late. lenient adj. Relaxed. loneliness n. leaven v. levity n. Openwork of metal or wood. livid adj. to prevent overflow. legacy n. lough n. A rural view. ligament n. A maze. The tongue. Possessing a liquefying nature or power. lordling n. The act of furnishing with temporary quarters. Prolonged sluggishness of body or mind. ladle n. A ritual. Listless. lackadaisical adj. A legislator. A man who owns and lets a tenement or tenements. Having the texture of appearance of wood. lewd adj. A vessel belonging to a steamship-line. languid adj. Relatives. kingling n. Pertaining to milk. leeward n. or living on a shore. lawgiver n. an etched stone surface for printing. Any alcoholic or intoxicating liquid. Supple. or of the origin. Forbearance. Fondness. One who consumes time idly. Black-and-blue. leonine adj. laudatory adj. as a mark of distinction. A restriction. loath adj.com kimono n. formed by crossing or interlacing strips or bars. Lustful. Having a kind and sympathetic nature. pertaining to. liquidate v. ligature n. Lawful. literal adj. A probability. Accordance with law. lacteal adj. liturgy n. Milky. Sovereign. as contused flesh. A non-coherent mixture of sand and clay. leisure n. legitimate adj. or serves for binding or tying. laud v. especially with the hands. lexicon n. Characterized by lust or lasciviousness. Pertaining to. Deceitfulness in dealing. loiterer n. ligneous adj. Solitude. lien n. lithe adj. To praise in words or song. Not harsh. leniency n. lave v. liquefy v. Crowned with laurel. laundress n. Capable of or characterized by clear reasoning. loam n. knickknack n. or the place where or wherein an action occurs. lacerate v. lax adj. A familiar object in the landscape serving as a guide to an area otherwise easily lost track of. lattice n. liberalism n. history. laxative adj. A print made by printing from stone. Lassitude of body or depression. the principal outer garment in Japan. licit adj. The written or printed productions of the human mind collectively. The science of correct thinking. Like a lion. A little leaf or a booklet. leviathan n. Unusually prolonged life. Washerwoman. lodgment n. or just. limitation n. To convert into a liquid or into liquid form. lateral adj. A petty king. libel n. locomotion n. A cup-shaped vessel with a long handle. One who makes dictionaries. Realistic. locative adj. In engraving. Inattentive. The time that life continues. liquefacient adj. loathe v. A small insect parasitic on and sucking the blood of mammals. lactation n. To plunder. Indicating place. likely adj. Wanton. To give the authority of law to. louse n. A dictionary. An embankment beside a river or stream or an arm of the sea. pl. To set free or release from bondage. The act or power of moving from one place to another. A slight deviation from what is right. A legal claim or hold on property. kind-hearted adj. That makes or enacts laws. lithotype n. High praise. Language. legislator n. latish adj. Plausible. One of the wandering knights who in the middle ages went forth in search of adventure. That which exerts. laddie n.5000 Collegiate Words with Brief Definitions – Amass an Ivy League Vocabulary! 7-CD Edition: All you have to do is listen 15 minutes a day for 4 weeks to absorb 5000 words. Quarrelsome. legislate v. loot v. The state or condition of knowing how to read and write. legging n. or containing praise. lea n. lifetime n. loquacious adj. likelihood n. lifelike adj. Lasting or continuous through life. more for ornament that use. linear adj. To wash or bathe. lingo n. as dough. A member of an ancient Roman legion or of the modern French Legion of Honor. lactic adj. livelihood n. A little lord. A loose robe. Pertaining to the use of the tongue in utterance. A lake. left-handed adj. later adv. A field. linguistics n. Not stringent or energetic. Means of subsistence. Spare time. One who is acquainted with several languages. logical adj. legible adj. Averse. landscape n. lingual adj. expressing. A legislator. lawmaker n. literature n. An alcoholic cordial sweetened and flavored with aromatic substances. To make light by fermentation. Anything that constricts. Talkative. litigant n. liberate v. litigious adj. Of. knighthood n. Royal state. Directed toward the side. levee n. That which binds objects together. legionary n. lascivious adj. To cause to become the subject-matter of a suit at law. lithesome adj. levy v. lieu n. Toilsome. loch n. laudable adj. The state of being dormant. lapse n. latent adj. liqueur n. literacy n. SAT math and more free at www. light-hearted adj. knight errant n. Using the left hand or arm more dexterously than the right. Justly or legally responsible. Landowner. lassie n. intended for dipping up and pouring liquids. Praiseworthy. To abominate. A lake or loch. Frivolity. laureate adj. Having power to open or loosen the bowels. To mix and work into a homogeneous mass. That may be read with ease. liniment n. etc. A party to a lawsuit. Defamation. linguist n. proper. A bequest. The science of languages. At a subsequent time.bearing vein. littoral adj. lexicography n. To deliver the amount or value of. liner n. A lad. logic n. as a whale. leaflet n. knead v. languor n. Any large animal. Chivalry. litigate v. listless adj. labyrinth n. A covering for the leg. lithograph n. To impose and collect by force or threat of force. laggard adj. A somewhat continuous unstratified metal. knavery n. liable adj. landmark n. legalize v. liquor n. landholder n. liking n. The secretion of milk. A little lass.FreeVocabulary. lethargy n. lexicographer n. longevity n. Following the exact words. To make or enact a law or laws. Falling behind. A small article. kinsfolk n. liege adj. or through which one may exert great power. inflammation. and significance of words. Free from care. The making of dictionaries. Stead. landlord n. Opposition to conservatism. kingship n. Of the nature of a line. lingua n. legitimacy n. Nimble. lifelong adj. lever n. laudation n. fastening with a sash. . To tear rudely or raggedly. An expert reasoner.
5000 Collegiate Words with Brief Definitions – Amass an Ivy League Vocabulary! 7-CD Edition: All you have to do is listen 15 minutes a day for 4 weeks to absorb 5000 words. A threat. Untruthfulness. magnificent adj. To take perceptible or substantial form. Pliant. especially the murdering. maudlin adj. matinee n. An entertainment (especially theatrical) held in the daytime. Mentally sound. magnanimous adj. Excessive or superfluous growth or quantity. The facing. Situated on or near the sea. Like a man. The moon. A fever characterized by alternating chills. mane n. martyrdom n. To inflame with passion. or uses metal-working tools. lucrative adj. medallion n. A superior production. lune n. especially when kept for exhibition. magisterial adj. meditation n. mawkish adj. malleable adj. or peculiarity. Mischievous. man-eater n. machinery n. Rudely. medicine n. and friend. maternal adj. maltreat v. character. wealth. about a fireplace. marine adj. Pertaining or peculiar to a mother or to motherhood. Ghastly and sensational. especially to do so falsely and severely. malefactor n. The quality of giving or radiating light. guide. permanently. A place or structure dangerous to human life. malediction n. walls. A tomb of more than ordinary size or architectural pretensions. or temporarily. memorable adj. luminescent adj. A command. Untrue. luxuriant adj. Showing increase of light. A principle accepted as true and acted on as a rule or guide. To make adroit or artful moves: manage affairs by strategy. lustrous adj. makeup n. magnet n. intellect. or motives. maintenance n. A body possessing that peculiar form of polarity found in nature in the lodestone. malcontent n. The whole of any sphere or department of nature or knowledge to which man is related. melodious adj. Of or pertaining to the sea or matters connected with the sea. matrimony n. luminosity n. A meadow. Constant or excessive adherence to one manner. massive adj. with small broken stone. malignant adj. To live sumptuously. mechanics n. An animal that devours human beings. matrix n. mausoleum n. That of which anything is composed or may be constructed. and delicious. mealy-mouthed adj. A drama with a romantic story or plot and sensational situation and incidents. A wooden hammer. with regularly arranged stones. To make a magnet of. Intellectuality. Mental unsoundness. malign v. Pertaining to the moon. The office or dignity of a magistrate. lyre n. low-spirited adj. Generous in treating or judging others. maintain v. An insane person. Conducted or acting on business principles. lyric adj. man-trap n. making announcement. mandate n. A beggar. a person raving with madness. The arrangements or combination of the parts of which anything is composed. mercantile adj. Showing increase. melodrama n. mead n. mentality n. The unnecessary and indiscriminate killing of human beings. marvel v. That which supports or sustains. manumit v. To put ashore and abandon (a person) on a desolate coast or island. One of the most ancient of stringed instruments of the harp class. materialize v. Ordinary. or abusively. . lying n. luscious adj. maharaja n. madden v. Of or pertaining to the middle. resolution. Fitted for expression in song. macrocosm n. maroon v. To speak evil of. Any physical disease or disorder.. Highly profitable. mendacious adj. malevolence n. including the usual shelf above it. To be astonished and perplexed because of (something). The branch of physics that treats the phenomena caused by the action of forces. mantle n. masquerade n. The qualities characteristic of a true man. Indian corn: usually in the United States called simply corn. A souvenir. sometimes richly ornamented. mercenary adj. and sweating. The union of a man and a woman in marriage. Giving or radiating light. macadamize v. merciless adj. meander v. menace n. Despondent. ludicrous adj. Grand or majestic in appearance. maritime adj. as a path or roadway. A wise and faithful teacher. A social party composed of persons masked and costumed so as to be disguised. magician n. Belonging or relating to or descriptive of the middle ages. mellifluous adj. A substance possessing or reputed to possess curative or remedial properties. luminescence n. Expressive of positive command. material n. Having an air of authority. lunar adj. Interfering. A labyrinth. either the Roman god of war or the planet. Noteworthy. lucid adj. usually with the infant Jesus. That which contains and gives shape or form to anything. etc. mantel n. A sorcerer. malevolent adj. lowly adv. magnificence n. massacre n. lunacy n. A person engaged in manufacturing as a business. The long hair growing upon and about the neck of certain animals. style. magnetize v. The attainment of superior skill. Evil in nature or tending to do great harm or mischief. maleficent adj. fever. maniac n. To treat ill. mallet n. meretricious adj. Rich. menagerie n. mesmerize v. malaria n. To cover or pave. magistracy n. One of the heavenly bodies as a source of light. lurid adj. Laughable. manlike adj. luminous adj. magnate n. meager adj. One who injures another. etc. maxim n. The exhibition of greatness of action. meliorate v. or action. A great Hindu prince. The killing. maze n. A person of rank or importance.FreeVocabulary. matricide n. medial adj. mediate v. luxuriance n. medley n. Importance. Disposed to pity and forgive. magnitude n. medieval adj. The parts of a machine or engine. A large medal. lunatic n. Shining. as distinguished from merely directory. machinist n. One who is dissatisfied with the existing state of affairs. mannerism n. martial adj. Ill will. manifesto n. The landed estate of a lord or nobleman. To effect by negotiating as an agent between parties. Amiable. To wind and turn while proceeding in a course. Foolishly and tearfully affectionate. manor n. Alluring by false or gaudy show. The turning or revolving of a subject in the mind. Abundant or superabundant in growth. Madonna n. A composition of different songs or parts of songs arranged to run as a continuous whole. quality. sweet. mandatory adj. taken collectively. To set free from bondage. especially a chronic or deep-seated one. scanty. as buildings. memento n. Sickening or insipid. mastery n. commercial. or power. Insanity.com lovable adj. as the horse and the lion. as bravery. To make better or improve. The art or work of constructing. maneuver v. Wishing evil to others. Submission to death or persecution for the sake of faith or principle. Emancipation. The calling down of a curse or curses. manufacturer n. Of considerable bulk and weight. of one's mother. unkindly. A cloak. manliness n. manumission n. as of action or conduct. masterpiece n. Something that has actual and undeniable existence or reality. Characterized by a sweet succession of sounds. roughly. masonry n. luminary n. A painted or sculptured representation of the Virgin. Pertaining to war or military operations. mediocre adj. Afraid to express facts or opinions plainly. Greedy merciful adj. Sweetly or smoothly flowing. as in quality or social or physical condition. mania n. Cruel. Pertaining to Mars. luxuriate v. Martian adj. To hypnotize. explanation or defense of intentions. Virginity. mentor n. mendicant n. maidenhood n. To hold or preserve in any particular state or condition. One who makes or repairs machines. SAT math and more free at www. A collection of wild animals. A public declaration. malady n. maize n. meddlesome adj. matter of fact n.
To cast off. An expressive word or pithy sentence enunciating some guiding rule of life. millet n. or habitat to another. The habit of pairing. etc. Ridicule. Much smaller than reality or that the normal size. misadventure n. The control of a thing. monologue n. Anything unnaturally huge or distorted. microphone n. as hair. motto n. Any religious ceremonial. To reduce to the smallest possible amount or degree. muffle v. who are enrolled and drilled in temporary military organizations. monetary adj. The world or universe on a small scale. Milky Way n. A word of one syllable. moat n. A passing from one form or shape into another. especially with or as with drink. mulatto n. momentous adj. metronome n. militate v. mongrel n. mnemonics n. Any object. or unskillfully. moratorium n. misdemeanor n. missive n. Government by a single person. A chief city. monosyllable n. The unreasonable pursuit of one idea. A lack of variety. mouthful n. whether human or beast. monition n. monastery n. To make milder or more endurable. misplace v. feathers. or having but one mate. miniature adj.5000 Collegiate Words with Brief Definitions – Amass an Ivy League Vocabulary! 7-CD Edition: All you have to do is listen 15 minutes a day for 4 weeks to absorb 5000 words. Fashionable. mite n. mollify v. An instrument for assisting the eye in the vision of minute objects or features of objects. A very small amount. or faith. misanthropic adj. A name wrongly or mistakenly applied. A wrong or improper act. Lasting but a short time. modernity n. microscope n. mismanage v.com messieurs n. To render virtuous. momentum n. mirage n. A figure of speech in which one object is likened to another. monsieur n. Lacking clearness misunderstand v. The junction of two bodies at an equally divided angle. To Take in a wrong sense. improperly. To make somewhat different. migratory adj. An optical effect looking like a sheet of water in the desert. Courage. A person given to saving and hoarding unduly. Virtue. mobocracy n. Hatred of mankind. Over-cautious. modish adj. A policy of maintaining great standing armies. Friendly counsel given by way of warning and implying caution or reproof. modification n. misbehavior n. monogamy n. To have weight or influence (in determining a question). monopoly n. mistrust v. metaphor n. To give a wrong impression. by speaking as if the other. To remove or pass from one country. microscopic adj. zeal. midwife n. morphology n. One skilled in metaphysics. The presiding officer of a meeting. moonbeam n. mettlesome adj. Gloomy. morose adj. A French title of respect. The book containing the service for the celebration of mass. molt v. mischievous adj. Hatred of marriage. The progeny resulting from the crossing of different breeds or varieties. To confuse or becloud. A distance in miles. misrepresent v. A message in writing. monograph n. mileage n. misdeed n. A foot-covering made of soft leather or buckskin. mete v. metropolitan adj. moccasin n. metric adj. modulate v. A small or unimportant particular or detail. To make characteristic of the present or of recent times. The smaller in number of two portions into which a number or a group is divided. An apparatus for magnifying faint sounds. Admonition or warning. to enable a person to raise its price. To vary in tone. A dwelling-place occupied in common by persons under religious vows of seclusion. misogamy n. moribund adj. Of a warlike or combative disposition or tendency. pitch or other quality of sound. To misplace. momentary adj. To manage badly. misogyny n. and lustrous. midsummer n. heavy. Relating to measurement. and the like. mimic v. On the point of dying. microscopy n. moralize v. muddle v. or particle. To behave ill. monomania n. Wandering. To maltreat. Ill or improper behavior. The middle of the summer. metaphysical adj. Temperance. modernize v. An emergency legislation authorizing a government suspend some action temporarily. mountaineer n. An element that forms a base by combining with oxygen. misinterpret v. To apportion. An impetus. Exceedingly small in extent or quantity. miscreant n. metonymy n. mishap n. As much as can be or is usually put into the or exercise. especially a weapon. A state of mind with reference to confidence. Transition of the soul of a human being at death into another body. A grass cultivated for forage and cereal. mien n. misbehave v. monotone n. To make a mistake in counting. SAT math and more free at www. metallurgy n. Full of or abounding in mountains. A servile favorite. A writer on ethics.FreeVocabulary. moderation n. The sameness or monotony of utterance. To misgovern. miser n. To soothe. mordacious adj. region. metamorphosis n. mislay v. Composed of heterogeneous or inharmonious elements. is usually hard. A character consisting of two or more letters interwoven into one. and sir. minion n. Caused by or denoting a diseased or unsound condition of body or mind. Adapted to or characterized by minute observation. meticulous adj. Biting or giving to biting. small crime. A service. A villain. The art or science of extracting a metal from ores. pl. thrown or intended to be thrown. Evil conduct. minority n. A system of principles and formulas designed to assist the recollection in certain instances. The external appearance or manner of a person. To regard with suspicion or jealousy. ministry n. monogram n. Hating mankind. mountainous adj. monolith n. equivalent to Mr. modify v. The state or character of being modern. as a commodity. mockery n. An unlucky accident. Any structure or sculpture in stone formed of a single piece. metropolis n. usually initials of a name. migrate v. monotony n. A ray of moonlight. Having courage or spirit. missal n. misnomer n. metempsychosis n. To misunderstand. monstrosity n. A treatise discussing a single subject or branch of a subject. microcosm n. militant adj. minute adj. monocracy n. Gentlemen. . Unchanging and tedious. morbid adj. mitigate v. An instrument for indicating and marking exact time in music. sovereign ruler. Pertaining to a chief city. misanthropy n. Fond of tricks. Wandering. missile n. Misfortune. as by smelting. moralist n. Hatred of women. the science of organic forms. portion. Those citizens. misrule v. minimize v. militarism n. minutia n. as by wraps. A woman who makes a business of assisting at childbirth. motley adj. mettle n. To put into a wrong place. An instrument for measuring very small angles or dimensions. metaphysician n. migrant adj. courage. miter n. ministration n. Lawless control of public affairs by the mob or populace. morale n. either the capital or the largest or most important city of a state. metaphysics n. Very significant. metal n. miscount v. A ditch on the outside of a fortress wall. To misunderstand. The principles of philosophy as applied to explain the methods of any particular science. A story or drama told or performed by one person. A change. misuse v. Financial. misty adj. One who travels among or climbs mountains for pleasure or exercise. Government by a single. monotonous adj. inflection. monarchy n. Philosophical. collectively. The art of examing objects with the microscope. monitory n. moderator n. mordant adj. To imitate the speech or actions of. misapprehend v. A figure of speech that consists in the naming of a thing by one of its attributes. The galaxy. militia n. micrometer n. To deaden the sound of. morality n. Biting. The offspring of a white person and a black person.
To cause to disappear. nominal adj. One who or that which is of unequaled excellence. navel n. The act of denying or of asserting the falsity of a proposition. To cause to loathe. Hemp-fiber obtained by untwisting and picking out loosely the yarns of old hemp rope. An advocate of the doctrine that nothing either exists or can be known. Unfavorably known to the general public. normalcy n. A mule-driver. Made of or from oak. . A list of persons who have died in a certain place or time. navigable adj. nominate v. neology n.lines. novice n. Any especially sweet and delicious drink. neutral adj. nasal adj. To designate as a candidate for any office. the death of part of the body. Indescribable. niggardly adj. A district enjoying municipal government. That which nourishes. nominee n. non-combatant n. Silent. colorless. nomad adj. That which is indispensably requisite to an end desired. One attached to the army or navy. mystification n. Of or pertaining to Sir Isaac Newton. That which does not exist. nunnery n. Anything that presents a system of cross. Having no fame or reputation. or irritates. To render indispensable. nuisance n. Pertaining to ships. Of or pertaining to number. noisome adj. divinity of chastisement and vengeance. nuance n. Funeral rites. Nothing nimble adj. necessary adj. or poverty. obesity n. A fictitious narrative presented as historical. as in manufacture of paints. obligatory adj. Indispensably requisite or absolutely needed to accomplish a desired result. The process of fostering or promoting growth. A goddess. neurology n. Of or pertaining to the night. Slanting. or navigation. seamen. A beginner in any business or occupation. or for numbering off. Omission of that which ought to be done. nebula n. negotiable v. natal adj. Binding in law or conscience. One who receives a nomination. necessitate v. oblivion n. narrow-minded adj. non-resident adj. To bargain with others for an agreement. noticeable adj. Extraordinarily generous. The state of having passed out of the memory or of being utterly forgotten. obdurate adj. norm n. neopaganism n. Neolithic adj. neophyte adj. especially to the marriage ceremony. nuptial adj. The act of artfully perplexing. neocracy n. Having the character of a beginner. Transferable by assignment. Longer than broad: applied most commonly to rectangular objects considerably elongated obnoxious adj. municipality n. Detestable. or delivery. neuter adj. vexes. Rebellion against lawful or constituted authority. or ruling. A light. A giving characterized by generous motives and extraordinary liberality. nectar n. One who objects. municipal adj. Recently hatched. mutation n. Notwithstanding. obligate v. nutritive adj. naval adj. To adjust cozily in snug quarters. In the present time or age. obese adj. Any scheme or recipe of a charlatan character. naturally adv. nugatory adj. negligible adj. Clamorous. necromancer n. The coining or using of new words or new meanings of words. munificent adj.5000 Collegiate Words with Brief Definitions – Amass an Ivy League Vocabulary! 7-CD Edition: All you have to do is listen 15 minutes a day for 4 weeks to absorb 5000 words. One who practices the art of foretelling the future by means of communication with the dead. nauseous adj. or to its corporate or local government. oblong adj. non-existent n. noxious adj. navigate v. noisy adj. nostrum n. Of or pertaining to a town or city. numerical adj. measure. Government administered by new or untried persons. Hurtful. Impassive to feelings of humanity or pity. necrology n. nefarious adj. A connection with a particular nation. That which annoys. nestling adj. mundane adj. obsequious adj. multiform adj. neglectful adj. oaken adj. nowadays adv. oakum n. The egg of a louse or some other insect. A short novel. A city of the dead. nondescript adj. narration n. nude adj. A convent for nuns. Having many shapes. obsequies n. To traverse by ship. A central point or part about which matter is aggregated. Nemesis n. nautical adj. A variety of the peach. Excessive fatness. negate v. Belonging to or under control of neither of two contestants. said of lines. narrate v. naphtha n. Modernized Latin. objector n. nonentity n. myriad n. The act or process of change. A square shaft with pyramidal top. A gaseous body of unorganized stellar substance. Capable of commercial navigation. Darwinism as modified and extended by more recent students. noiseless adj. Of or peculiar to Normandy. Very offensive. negligent adj. Neither masculine nor feminine. Pertaining to the nerves or nervous system. usually monumental or commemorative. inflammable oil used as a solvent. myth n. negligee n. needlework n. An orderly continuous account of the successive particulars of an event. mutiny n. or relies upon meditation to acquire truth. neo-Darwinsim n. nettle v. obelisk n.FreeVocabulary. necrosis n. A slight degree of difference in anything perceptible to the sense of the mind. nonpareil n. nutriment n. A loose gown worn by women. Trivial. The depression on the abdomen where the umbilical cord of the fetus was attached. nameless adj. Of or pertaining to marriage. necropolis n. Exhibiting or indicating omission. Stingy. particularly to the sense of smell. notorious adj. The son of the Athenian river-god Cephisus. (no longer acceptable to use) nihilist n. Naked. The whole body of legends cherished by a race concerning gods and heroes. narrator n. endorsement. Grasping and representing facts as they are. Exceedingly fat. multiplicity n. A model. In no place or state. nonchalance n. oblique adj. but without any basis of fact. want. Showing a servile readiness to fall in with the wishes or will of another. Characterized by illiberal views or sentiments. nucleus n. A published notice of a death. To tell a story. novellette n. nil n. Usual or customary. negligence n. To disfigure. Light and quick in motion or action. negation n. An affection of the stomach producing dizziness and usually an impulse to vomit nauseate v. obituary adj. A new or revived paganism. Pertaining to the later stone age. To hold to the fulfillment of duty. An assemblage or review of troops for parade or inspection. nurture n. network n. Pertaining to one's birth. mythology n. nationality n.com muleteer n. Having no fixed abode. obliterate v. Having nutritious properties. as opposed to spiritual or celestial. nit n. as to a proposition. Pertaining to ships. Pertaining to the nose. nevertheless conj. Wicked in the extreme. fabled to have fallen in love with his reflection. A state of mind indicating lack of interest. Not residing within a given jurisdiction. The act or ceremony of naming a man or woman for office. volatile. To excite sensations of uneasiness or displeasure in. One who professes direct divine illumination. nomination n. Embroidery. muster n. in northern France. nomic adj. A vast indefinite number. The act or art of reading or naming numbers. The science of the nervous system. nausea n. nestle v. Having no power or force. Apt to omit what ought to be done. nectarine n. narrative n. mutilate v. necessity n. neo-Latin n. One who narrates anything. but having duties other than that of fighting. Loathsome. or appearances. The act of recounting the particulars of an event in the order of time or occurrence. the condition of being manifold or very various. Newtonian adj. as for a treaty or transfer of property. mystic n. munificence n. objective adj. To deny. Worldly. the English philosopher. needy adj. Norman adj. A person or thing of little or no account. Narcissus n. numeration n. nocturnal adj. neural adj. SAT math and more free at www. nowhere adv. Perceptible. The state of being normal. Being in need. According to the usual order of things.
original adj. obvert v. oust v. Portentous. and unfamiliar aspect or action. A book. opportunist n. Having or diffusing an odor or scent. To turn the front or principal side of (a thing) toward any person or object. To ride faster than. opponent n. To eject. Measurement of the powers of vision. onslaught n. ogre n. Of barbarous. either wholly or in part. optician n. as a gas by a metal. ordination n. An important event or celebration. Burdensome or oppressive. ominous adj. olive-branch n. An excessive dose. opportune adj. omniscient adj. onerous adj. optic n. as distinguished from the actual owner. opposite adj. overproduction n. outlandish adj. odoriferous adj. orthodoxy n. obviate v. A note at this interval above or below any other. The art of public speaking. obstruction n. overeat v. An eccentricity. overpower v. An elaborate or formal public speech. to convert into bone. Quick to notice. Possessed of unlimited and universal power. Omnipotent adj. octave n. outlast v. outburst n. off adj. omission n. outstrip v. generally taken from the Scriptures. opportunity n. A vehement or loud cry or clamor. conscience. opaque adj. A fatty preparation with a butter-like consistency in which a medicinal substance exists. usually so large a dose of a medicine that its effect is toxic. onset n. overdose n. Wealthy. outcry n. To eat to excess. To be pushed or to push oneself into undue prominence. opalescence n. To continue to exist after. To swing back and forth. orator n. No longer practiced or accepted. etc. as a word. Hateful. outlive v. optics n. oral adj. Stubborn adherence to opinion. The countries lying west of Asia and the Turkish dominions. occult adj. . omnipotence n. of more than one act. arising from conceit or the desire to have one's own way. Wild or wanton revelry. option n.FreeVocabulary. The state of being scornfully reproached or accused of evil. To surpass. resulting in smoky tints. originate v. Without preparation. overleap v. or done at the right moment. especially an agreeable one. opulence n. especially a fragrant one. Remotely situated. outlaw n. To surpass in importance or excellence. To put in action and supervise the working of. or collection of paper in which the sheets are so folded as to make eight leaves. oculist n. ossify v. omniscience n. Especially fit as occurring. A tenant in possession of property. A demon or monster that was supposed to devour human beings. Favorable or advantageous chance or opening. Anything that severely tests courage. A general name for all kinds of weapons and their appliances used in war. That form of the numeral that shows the order of anything in a series. ornate adj. A violent onset. odium n. Having or determined by right angles. observatory n. as an emblem of peace. as of something that has been pent up or restrained. Characterized by unlimited or infinite knowledge. obsolescent adj. Radically different or contrary in action or movement. overdo v. third. and all that is connected with sight. odorous adj. To go beyond. observant adj. outweigh v. The beginning of that which becomes or is made to be. outright adv. of or pertaining to the sense of smell. One who delivers an elaborate or formal speech. The view that everything in nature and the history of mankind is ordered for the best. oratory n. Excessive production. especially of troops. A feeling of extreme repugnance. obstinacy n. To absorb. A consecration to the ministry. Active. osculate v. Having an odor. One who supports the opposite side in a debate. To clear away or provide for. One who practices the correcting or preventing of deformity oscillate v. The branch of medical science concerned with the treatment and care of women during pregnancy. Passing out of use. overlord n. obstreperous adj. Relating to the correcting or preventing of deformity orthopedist n. offshoot n. Hindrance. Uttered through the mouth. A conclusion or judgment held with confidence. A traditional form or customary act. or liberty of choosing. To overtax the strength of. origin n. oratorio n. ordinal n. Entirely. ordnance n. A happening. The property of combined refraction and reflection of light. orthodox adj. and orchestra. obstetrics n. To deliver an elaborate or formal public speech. Acceptance of the common faith. ointment n. out-of-the-way adj. optometry n.5000 Collegiate Words with Brief Definitions – Amass an Ivy League Vocabulary! 7-CD Edition: All you have to do is listen 15 minutes a day for 4 weeks to absorb 5000 words. outrage n. outrigger n. To gain supremacy or victory over by superior power. One who takes advantage of circumstances to gain his ends. A figure with eight sides and eight angles. ostracism n. ought v. obstetrician n. overpay v. outdo v. To reach or go beyond. Existing but not immediately perceptible. outride v. outpost n. orate v. Genuinely. To be under moral obligation to be or do. ostentation n. overpass v. olfactory adj. orgies n. obsolescence n. Farther or more distant. as a river. Affluence. opprobrium n. A humorous play in dialogue and music. Not copied nor produced by imitation. octogenarian adj. A gross infringement of morality or decency. ode n. chorus. To leap beyond. overhang n. A violent issue. odious adj. Impervious to light. ocular adj. onrush n. considered in relation to that other. Exclusion. The form of lyric poetry anciently intended to be sung.com observance n. patience. To kiss. oddity n. upon an enemy or fortification. offhand adv. Holding the commonly accepted faith. orthopedic adj. operator n. A part built or arranged to project beyond a natural outline for support. Tending to be pushed or to push oneself into undue prominence. Shocking in conduct. orthogonal adj. Unlimited and universal power. octavo n. outreach v. One versed or skilled in treating diseases of the eye. A burden or responsibility. To fill with impediments so as to prevent passage. One rejected and despised. A sudden and violent breaking forth. The right. outbreak n. outstretch v. Of or pertaining to the eye. optimism n. said. oration n. occupant n. To act as an officer or leader. A portion of a structure which projects or hangs over. operative adj. strength. To pay or reward in excess. The science that treats of light and vision. To pass across or over. An assault. A person of between eighty and ninety years. second. especially socially. Unlimited or infinite knowledge. onus n. To last longer than. A display dictated by vanity and intended to invite applause or flattery. A detachment of troops stationed at a distance from the main body to guard against surprise. ordeal n. as an objection or difficulty. One who holds supremacy over another. outcast n. opulent adj. Eating or living upon food of all kinds indiscriminately. Occident n. Exclusion from intercourse or favor. octagon n. outrageous adj. Ornamented to a marked degree. power. To cause or constitute the beginning or first stage of the existence of. but falling short of positive knowledge. A branch of the olive-tree. Intermeddling with what is not one's concern. Something that branches off from the parent stock. opinion n. obtrude v. occurrence n. uncouth. A habitual lawbreaker. SAT math and more free at www. To exclude from public or private favor. operetta n. A border region. struggle. ostracize v. Boisterous. as first. A practitioner of midwifery. occasion n. or of dislike and disgust. occlude v. operate v. omnivorous adj. A composition for solo voices. obsolete adj. A building designed for systematic astronomical observations. officiate v. The condition or process of gradually falling into disuse. obstruct v. obtrusive adj. officious adj. One who makes or deals in optical instruments or eye-glasses. Onset. Pertaining to the eye or vision. as in society or politics. To extend. One who works with or controls some machine or scientific apparatus. out-and-out adv. outskirt n. especially of passion in an individual. discussion. or sport.
upon which artists lay their colors for painting. parentage n. A statement or doctrine seemingly in contradiction to the received belief. Fatherly. of a person or of an act. The roof of the mouth. To make dull by satiety. To deprive of the power to act. Separable. The number five. unreasonable. packet n. peaceable adj. penchant n. Of unequaled excellence or worth. A schoolmaster. Capable of feeling of suffering. paternity n. The contest of five associated exercises in the great games and the same contestants. A remedy or medicine proposed for or professing to cure all diseases. Hanging. Quinqeuvalent. pare v. childhood. peccadillo n. pediatrics n. and other machines. partible adj. A circular temple at Rome with a fine Corinthian portico and a great domed roof. Lacking color or brilliancy. a social outcast. Fatherhood. peninsular adj. parlor n. written or spoken. A bias in favor of something. Translate freely. panacea n. A retraction. Guilty. Love and devotion to one's country. of the producer to the produced. penitence n. or of cause to effect. (irritable) pellucid adj. To stretch out too far. pendant n. Characterized by or exhibiting undue or unreasoning devotion to a party. Formed after one's father's name. A fiendish or riotous uproar. A solid bounded by five plane faces. In prosody. Pertaining to the breast or thorax. paucity n. penetration n. and later of the Romans. parity n. overture n. parse v. Essential likeness. penury n. One having a share or part. Discernment. Magnificent. paroxysm n. paramount adj. A scholar who makes needless and inopportune display of his learning. The nobility. as a disease. both North and South. pedestrian n. parody v. payee n. penetrable adj. To vanquish an established ruler or government. The relation of parent to child. or intellectual force. A figure.FreeVocabulary. pastoral adj. palpable n. An open structure for temporary shelter. pentameter n. Having the spirit or sentiment of rural life. pentad n. participate v. partition n. To describe. either for ornament or for use. patriarch n. An inheritance from an ancestor. participant n. A legislative body. Equality. pathos n. pageant n. panic n. A small breach of propriety or principle. oratorio. perceptible by feeling or touch. penitential adj. To cast into the shade or render insignificant by comparison. The murder of a parent. To exercise an arrogant condescension toward. paramour n. overthrow v. pendulum n. Unduly sparing in the use or expenditure of money. One who travels from house to house with an assortment of goods for retail. pantheism n. overrun v. Pariah n. Excessively sparing in the use of money. Pertaining to a piece of land almost surrounded by water. Preponderance. parallelism n. pandemic adj. A thin tablet. Including or pertaining to the whole of America. The worship of nature for itself or its beauty. The consequences that follow the transgression of natural or divine law. peccable adj. parlance n. An instrumental prelude to an opera. Pantheon n. A supervisor. panoply n. parable n. parricide n. especially a spectacular one. To receive or have a part or share of. To go about with a small stock of goods to sell. Derived from the same root or primitive word. parsimonious adj. To enter or force a way into the interior parts of. A covenant. The ecclesiastical district in charge of a pastor. To superintend. pension n. A series of large pictures representing a continuous scene. overweight n. peddle v. peerless adj. paradox n. A weight hung on a rod. shave. panel n. A small flag. To converse in. peevish adj. panegyric n. Affecting a whole people or all classes. A formal and elaborate eulogy. panorama n. pedagogy n. with a hole for the thumb. A figure having five points or lobes. patter v. Of senatorial or noble rank. Fewness.com overreach v. passive adj. paleontology n. Paralysis. pentahedron n. A sudden. serving by its oscillation to regulate the rate of a clock. pecuniary adj. pentagram n. pedagogue n. penalty n. The department of medical science that relates to the treatment of diseases of pedigree n. peddler n. pall v. One's line of ancestors. The chief of a tribe or race who rules by paternal right. overtone n. parish n. paly adj. overseer n. To cause to correspond or lie in the same direction and equidistant in all parts. especially from one's father. A syllable or member of a series that is last but one. Capable of sinning. pentathlon n. pendulous adj. Tranquil. pedagogics n. To mumble something over and over. paralyze v. pentavalent adj. or ballet. parley v. Of a pale or wan appearance. pennant n. pedant n. A lever for the foot usually applied only to musical instruments. That which separates anything into distinct parts. penance n. pauper n. A harmonic. Mode of speech. palate n. A very wide-angled photographic lens. Sorrow for sin with desire to amend and to atone. patrimony n. Unresponsive. Pan-American adj. paraphrase v. pagan n. palatial adj. moral. A person to whom money has been or is to be paid. SAT math and more free at www. overstride v. . Supreme in authority. penetrate v. palinode n. A worshiper of false gods. especially. Consisting of money. or vase. pacify v. pantomime n. The official head of the Roman Catholic Church. especially controversial ones. pact n. penurious adj. passible adj. patrician adj. palliate v. paragon n. paraphernalia n. One without means of support. To render ludicrous by imitating the language of. especially so as to swing by an attached end or part. parallel v. A room for reception of callers or entertainment of guests. A model of excellence. partisan adj. A full set of armor. statue. pantoscope n. pallid adj. pavilion n. Pertaining to sorrow for sin with desire to amend and to atone. The writing-paper of the ancient Egyptians. The science and art of teaching. peaceful adj. A periodical allowance to an individual on account of past service done by him/her. To cause to appear less guilty. palette n. paronymous adj. One who is unlawfully and immorally a lover or a mistress. patronymic adj. Anything that hangs from something else. To bring into a peaceful state. To compose or issue pamphlets. Tranquil. pauperism n. A brief treatise or essay. overpowering fear. Translucent. A member of a degraded class. A rectangular piece set in or as in a frame. pamphlet n. Dependence on charity. Punishment to which one voluntarily submits or subjects himself as an expression of penitence. paternal adj. patriotism n. A brief narrative founded on real scenes or events usually with a moral. The quality in any form of representation that rouses emotion or sympathy. usually on a subject of current interest. A sudden outburst of any kind of activity. To infest or ravage. as of condition or rank. peccant adj. with five angles and five sides. by separating it into its elements and describing each word. Miscellaneous articles of equipment or adornment. pedestal n. To step beyond. as a sentence. parliament n. as of letters. The science and art of teaching pedal n. Sign-language. A base or support as for a column. A dramatic representation. One who journeys on foot. palsy n. That may be pierced by physical. The branch of biology that treats of ancient life and fossil organisms. Petulant. pandemonium n. pectoral adj. A bundle. papyrus n. patronize v. paralysis n. cycles. or remove (the outside) from anything. Of or pertaining to the city of Paris.5000 Collegiate Words with Brief Definitions – Amass an Ivy League Vocabulary! 7-CD Edition: All you have to do is listen 15 minutes a day for 4 weeks to absorb 5000 words. penultimate adj. oversee v. To cut. a line of verse containing five units or feet. papacy n. peerage n. overshadow v. Loss of the power of contractility in the voluntary or involuntary muscles. pentagon n. Parisian adj. Indigence. pamphleteer v.
physiography n. One among the first to explore a country. perfumery n. Extraordinary or marvelous. personnel n. The study and collection of stamps. percolator n. philology n. Any unusual occurrence. permutation n. A polar projection of the heavens on a chart. The science that treats of the phenomena associated with matter and energy. Description of nature.FreeVocabulary. Half-hearted. perturbation n. Pertaining to the nature of sound. A loose or separated part. A small flute. photometry n. through the medium of the body senses. perspiration n. different ordering of same items. Any small portion or meager allowance. as in war. perspicacious adj. Admitting the entrance or passage of another substance. permanent adj. pervert n. To make a hole or holes through. The preparation of perfumes. The act of reading carefully or thoughtfully. or value. especially one of rank or high station. piteous adj. perspicacity n. physique n. Relevant. A fixed adherence to a resolve. Harsh or malignant oppression. Any profit from service beyond the amount fixed as salary or wages. A graphic character symbolizing an articulate sound. To walk about. persist v. percolate v. Thoroughly penetrating or permeating. To have knowledge of. Fond of music. An instrument having two lever-handles and two jaws working on a pivot. pestilential adj. pleasurable adj. Cognizable. Possibly. An expert in linguistics. having the nature of or breeding pestilence. physicist n. perfectible adj. perigee n. pittance n. pertinacity n. Knowledge through the senses of the existence and properties of matter or the external world. The point in the orbit of the moon when it is nearest the earth. To convert into a substance of stony hardness and character. phonetic adj. pharmacy n. To seek ultimate causes and principles. pious adj. philanthropy n. as distinguished from the whole or the mass. plebeian adj. physiology n. or anything that moves the feelings. percussion n. A specialist in the science that treats of the phenomena associated with matter and energy. . Active humanitarianism. The property of emitting light. that make up the character and nature of an individual. personage n. petrify v. To preserve from extinction or oblivion. perspicuous adj. The property of some substances through which the form of the mass can readily be changed. The attributes. Pertaining to the combined action of light and electricity. perquisite n. A raging epidemic. perversion n. plausible adj. Persistent or unyielding. A solemn assertion of a falsity. A man or woman as an individual. Reciprocal change. To accomplish. To win the mind of by argument. plea n. personality n. or reflection. placid adj. Benevolent. To continue steadfast against opposition. planisphere n. perceptible adj. Having a malign influence or effect. philosophy n. Treachery. Hard-hearted. perverse adj. capricious or petulant. pincers n. Capable of being made perfect. personal adj. The act of perceiving. philologist n. dull. To excrete through the pores of the skin. philanthropic adj. permissible adj. To bring from a state of angry or hostile feeling to one of patience or friendliness. Wretched. Walking about. To continue striving in spite of discouragements. persuade v. Astute. Sweat. persiflage n. Frolicsome. perforate v. Compassionate. perspire v. The science of organic functions. though open to doubt. The stealing of passages from the writings of another and publishing them as one's own. Contemptible. pernicious adj. persevere v. pillory n. perspective n. perseverance n. Unreasonable. permanence n. perceive v. An instrument having two jaws working on a pivot. pillage n. Affording gratification. phosphorescence n. The sharp striking of one body against another. The character or condition of being impatient. Displaying impatience. The doer of a wrong or a criminal act. The force of persons collectively employed in some service. or causes that furnish the rational explanation of anything. The doctrine that land and its products are the only true wealth. The state of spreading through every part. pervious adj. perversity n. The relative importance of facts or matters from any special point of view. piecemeal adv. pervasion n. Common. perpetrator n. pestilence n. Wickedness. Banter. Unyielding adherence. Straight up and down. evidence. Any instrument for measuring the intensity of light or comparing the intensity of two lights. phenomenon n. placate v. pitiable adj. perfunctory adj. Not general or public. pervasive adj. petulant adj. Precluding question or appeal. The science of human vocal sounds. The art of measuring the intensity of light. perform v. Gradually. One who or that which perceives. perception n. One who endeavors to help his fellow men. To filter. phenomenal adj. pinnacle n. pertinent adj. To swear falsely to. picayune adj. The art or business of compounding and dispensing medicines. Religious. phonology n. percipient n. eloquence. physiocracy n. To pass or spread through every part. pervade v. A continuance in the same state. persistence n. The study of language in connection with history and literature. Acuteness or discernment. Lucid. petulance n. peripatetic adj. or without any change that destroys the essential form or nature. platitude n. philosophize v. Representing articulate sounds or speech. perennial adj. photometer n. The physical structure or organization of a person.com perambulate v. A high or topmost point. piece n. pharmacopoeia n. Open robbery. A book containing the formulas and methods of preparation of medicines for the use of druggists. pledgee n. playwright n. piccolo n. persecution n. perhaps adv. perjury n. A written or spoken statement that is flat. perusal n. laws. perfidy n. efficiency. perpendicular adj. as a mountain-peak. playful adj. pinchers n. statement. Tending to kill or hurt. permeate v. course of conduct. persuadable adj. To disturb greatly. To play at courtship with a woman. philately n. An expression of applause. or the like. An argument to obtain some desired action. Diversion from the true meaning or proper purpose. or commonplace. Durable. A wooden framework in which an offender is fastened to boards and is exposed to public scorn. capable of influencing to action by entreaty. Seeming likely to be true. phonogram n. photoelectric adj. physiognomy n. peremptory adj. pioneer n. pique v. physics n. or receive impressions concerning. philander v. periodicity n. Serene. Agreeable. To excite a slight degree of anger in. A maker of plays for the stage. plaudit n. One who is fond of women. peter v. pitiless adj. phonic adj. philharmonic adj. A filter. perjure v. pitiful adj. The habit or characteristic of recurrence at regular intervals. philanthropist n. To pervade. Not easily roused to feeling or action. pestilent adj. pleasant adj. A persistence in purpose and effort. One who has forsaken a doctrine regarded as true for one esteemed false. philogynist n. The external appearance merely. perturb v. plasticity n. percipience n. Continuing though the year or through many years. Mental excitement or confusion. taken collectively. perpetuate v.5000 Collegiate Words with Brief Definitions – Amass an Ivy League Vocabulary! 7-CD Edition: All you have to do is listen 15 minutes a day for 4 weeks to absorb 5000 words. SAT math and more free at www. phlegmatic adj. The general principles. Of small value. To fail or lose power. plagiarism n. That may be allowed. pertinacious adj. The person to whom anything is pledged.
To prevent. precise adj. precursor n. predominate v. postscript n. polyhedron n. prevalence n. position n. pollute v. polytechnic adj. Moving onward quickly and heedlessly. Marked by pretense. A statement introductory to and explanatory of what follows. Pertaining to poetry. A judgment or opinion formed without due examination of the facts. pompous adj. The fine dust-like grains or powder formed within the anther of a flowering plant. time. The quality of being marked by an assumed stateliness and impressiveness of manner. polyglot adj. To make the date of any writing later than the real date. An inferior poet. plumb n. or rank. effectiveness. polycracy n. populous adj. plenteous adj. ponder v. possession n. A piece of lead for making soundings. Accuracy of limitation. preternatural adj. pommel v. especially more than three syllables. poetics n. A force of men. The rule of many. possess v. To exceed in influence or power. potential n. presumption n. prescript adj. the fact or condition of having more than one wife or husband at once. To exist at a period or in a state earlier than something else. potion n. etc. Physically powerful. prehension n. Ascendancy or preponderance.FreeVocabulary. Perilous. postgraduate adj. plutocracy n. especially of pain or grief. The rules and principles of poetry. A person fully empowered to transact any business. Having to do with what is preliminary. poetic adj. A high and very steep or approximately vertical cliff. Containing or consisting of more than one. A brief explanation or address to the reader. prevaricate v. precipice n. presentment n. poignancy n. precipitant adj. moral. enjoys. prerogative adj. embracing. pneumatic adj. pretension n. Prescribed as a rule or model. presumptuous adj. One possessed of great power or sway. precocious adj. The doctrine or belief that there are more gods than one. A system of church government. presage v. . preeminence n. prediction n. predicament n. precision n. prehensile adj. preempt v. preferable adj. To own. To fill the mind of a person to the exclusion of other subjects. or practicing many arts. predict v. prelude n. or inclination preoccupied. preface n. Containing many inhabitants. polyarchy n. poetaster n. or controls anything. To utter in simple or childish talk. populace n. prescient adj. The manner in which a thing is placed. A figure having many angles. especially in proportion to the territory. potentate n. preclude v. A forerunner or herald. The right or act of purchasing before others. or display. Marked by an assumed stateliness and impressiveness of manner. prescience n. Superior in power.5000 Collegiate Words with Brief Definitions – Amass an Ivy League Vocabulary! 7-CD Edition: All you have to do is listen 15 minutes a day for 4 weeks to absorb 5000 words. A fictitious reason or motive. More desirable than others. at the beginning of a book. prefix v.com pledgeor n. adjusting walls to the vertical. Prevalent. or constituting preference or priority. preparation n. The Pope. To beat with something thick or bulky. preemption n. To foretell. possessive adj. A preconceived liking. To contaminate. prate v. giving. posterior n. predatory adj. To force forward prematurely. preference n. preposterous adj. An instance that may serve as a guide or basis for a rule. posit v. pretext n. A weight suspended by a line to test the verticality of something. The hinder part. To use ambiguous or evasive language for the purpose of deceiving or diverting attention. polygamy n. polemics n. pluperfect adj. An incumbent of a given office previous to another. posse n. especially by more than four. Having several syllables. preparatory adj. A majority. Semblance. Feasible. To indicate as being about to happen. Existence antecedent to something. plural adj. precaution n. Adapted for grasping or holding. Assuming too much. preexistence n. Pertaining to or consisting of air or gas. prescription n. or degree. prefer v. predominance n. plenipotentiary n. predominant adj. Something added to a letter after the writer's signature. Impotent. Severity or acuteness. as property. Abundance. possible adj. precedence n. prefatory adj. prelate n. drawings. Speaking several tongues. or supernatural. A portable case for holding writing-materials. The act of laying hold of or grasping. A wealthy class in a political community who control the government by means of their money. poise n. prejudice n. trying situation or plight. To hold in higher estimation. Possessing. To state as belonging to something. Power. The common people. The state of having the mind. preoccupy v. plummet n. potent adj. number. or detention of property in one's power or command. preservation n. Prone to pillaging. Exact. preamble n. quantity. premise n. Capable of being grasped. preferential adj. conceit. To meditate or reflect upon. Expressing past time or action prior to some other past time or action. A solid bounded by plane faces. Pertaining to the poles of a sphere. preoccupation n. Conservation. To foretell. prepossession n. pomposity n. To attach at the beginning. Having the mental faculties prematurely developed. pretentious adj. presentient adj. influence. preordain v. especially by previous signs. Foreboding. That which may be logically assumed to be true until disproved. One who gives a pledge. attention. definition. An object of favor or choice. To secure the right of preference in the purchase of public land. To happen first. Foreknowing. Knowledge of events before they take place. Utterly ridiculous or absurd. especially of the earth. A dose of liquid medicine. First in rank or position. precedential adj. or detention of property in one's power or command. A judgment as a conclusion. Entire. Of the nature of an instance that may serve as a guide or basis for a rule. powerless adj. The act of going forward. polar adj. preponderant adj. precedent n. Preference.ever class. potency n. SAT math and more free at www. The having. Unusually weighty or forcible. polysyllable adj. To be chief in importance. Extraordinary. portfolio n. To settle or arrange beforehand. Foreboding. Anything that may be possible. preferment n. possessor n. Special eminence. pollen n. prelacy n. precede v. One of a higher order of clergy having direct authority over other clergy. Derived from authoritative direction. Pertaining to studies that are pursued after receiving a degree. Being not beyond the reach of power natural. A difficult. premier adj. To talk about vainly or foolishly. To foreordain. prevalent adj. The art of controversy or disputation. Pertaining to the having. One who owns. Perceiving or feeling beforehand. or degree. poignant adj. positive adj. premonition n. precipitate v. Government by several or many persons of what. precession n. Anything that indicates what is to happen. Poetry. plenary adj. Of wide extent or frequent occurrence. To preoccupy. preestablish v. pontiff n. Equilibrium. Pertaining to a brief explanation to the reader at the beginning of a book. premature adj. Frequency. polygon n. polytheism n. portent n. preponderate v. plurality n. holding. Pertaining to. Abundant. preengage v. or adjustment. prehensible adj. Free from doubt or hesitation. Having superior rank or precedence. Severely painful or acute to the spirit. precarious adj. ponderous adj. An authoritative direction. Coming too soon. presentiment n. A prophecy. plenitude n. An act or proceeding designed to bring about some event. An introductory or opening performance. holding. A bold or presumptuous assertion. preexist v. prescriptible adj. portend v. A provision made in advance for some possible emergency or danger. Priority in place. poesy n. postdate v. prattle v. predecessor n. practicable adj. To present in an orderly manner. predicate v.
A right or immunity not enjoyed by all. puerile adj. Any announcement made in a public manner. The act of protruding. Pertaining to punishment. as in an eddy. punctual adj. prohibitory adj. Observant and exact in points of time. privilege n. proxy n. original in character. especially for minerals. or industry. Relating to making proof. Produced or displayed in overabundance. prophecy n. and intrepidity in battle. provident adj. Conspicuous in position. provincial adj. proletarian n. or design (for sex). promiscuous adj. Abandoned to vice. The quality of being noticeable or distinguished. as of a will. proscribe v. principality n. Intent. A general truth or proposition. The branch of medicine that relates to mental disease. Expressing an engagement to pay. protuberate v. One wasteful or extravagant. prodigal n. protoplasm n. Most important. A monastic house. professor n. Virtue or integrity tested and confirmed. protégé n. propriety n. prolix adj. proscription n. proclamation n. A fictitious name. proverb n. etc. propulsion n. science. pungent adj. Pertaining to fireworks or their manufacture. A prominence.5000 Collegiate Words with Brief Definitions – Amass an Ivy League Vocabulary! 7-CD Edition: All you have to do is listen 15 minutes a day for 4 weeks to absorb 5000 words. pupilage n. That part of the stage between the curtain and the orchestra. promoter n. propeller n. Anticipating and making ready for future wants or emergencies.FreeVocabulary. A work. prospector n.com prevention n. prostrate adj. Participating with another or others in the knowledge of a secret transaction. Any institution or systematic scheme for propagating a doctrine or system. The territory of a reigning prince. especially of the sale of alcoholic beverages. proscenium n. A manner or method of acting. or science. Lying prone. A public teacher of the highest grade in a university or college. pristine adj. Protestant n. A person who is empowered by another to represent him or her in a given matter. pudgy adj. pseudonym n. To reject. especially under divine inspiration and guidance. protrusion n. To proclaim. A brief. skill. prologue n. proficient adj. SAT math and more free at www. The quality of affecting the sense of smell. Sheltering. purl v. To swell or bulge beyond the surrounding surface. To extend in time or duration. prospectus n. prima adj. Childish. prodigious adj. To push out or thrust forth. Thwarting. Yielding in abundance. protrude v. procedure n. psychiatry n. Inclined to lascivious thoughts and desires. propel v. prudential adj. To predict or foretell. A paper or pamphlet containing information of a proposed undertaking. promontory n. To walk for amusement or exercise. pulmonary adj. prim adj. A defender. purveyor n. Verbose. primeval adj. Propelling. pungency n. profile n. protective adj. prudery n. Possessing strength. prodigy n. Offspring. purgatory n. A vessel owned and officered by private persons. one who supplies pusillanimous adj. The substance that forms the principal portion of an animal or vegetable cell. discourse. A pretended or false apostle. or performance. An agent acting for another. primitive adj. or the like. . profiteer n. Effected by divine guidance. pseudapostle n. Something that swells out from a surrounding surface. An insane propensity to set things on fire. profligate adj. prosaic adj. Strength. Proceeding or marked by caution. psychic adj. procrastinate v. An advanced state of acquirement. Small and fat. Unimaginative. or any other evil. psychotherapy n. art. promissory adj. will. punitive adj. A person of the lowest or poorest class. progression n. prolific adj. One specially cared for and favored by another usually older person. Preservation from harm. especially when assumed by a writer. priory n. proselyte n. qualification. proffer v. Possessing ample and ready knowledge or of skill in any art. as a teaching or a practice. proportionate adj. One who makes exploration. Involving or equivalent to prohibition. pugnacious adj. especially in the use of money or property. The earliest victim in any cause. procrastination n. A decree or an order forbidding something. Conceited. An outline or contour. Any calling or occupation involving special mental or other special disciplines. An action or mode of conduct that excites resentment. principle n. Bulging. Delay. promenade v. proctor n. Being in proportion. A Christian who denies the authority of the Pope and holds the right of special judgment. distinction. protomartyr n. prohibition n. search. prophesy v. proviso n. Immediately. or encourager. promulgate v. progeny n. Accordance with recognized usage. Shameless viciousness. as in some knowledge. Morally irresponsible. Pertaining to the beginning or early times. To renew motion or action. propagate v. protract v. putrescent adj. Affecting the sense of smell. primer n. danger. privity n. Immense. One who favors the prohibition by law of the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages. Any act of condemnation and rejection from favor and privilege. pseudonymity n. To puncture slightly with fine. To spread abroad or from person to person. by which its operation is rendered conditional. One who or that which propels. pyre n. profession n. proximately adv. annoyance. condensing in witty or striking form the wisdom of experience. Kindly disposed. propitious adj. priggish adj. pyrotechnic adj. propellant adj. proficiency n. productive adj. prominent adj. profligacy n. A heap of combustibles arranged for burning a dead body. One who profits. Knowledge shared with another or others regarding a private matter. purport n. or importance. provocation n. prudence n. principal adj. To put off till tomorrow or till a future time. Belonging to the first ages. Any proceeding designed to ascertain or test character. Pertaining to the mind or soul. forwarder. prolong v. character. with condemnation or denunciation. privy adj. protocol n. A declaration or memorandum of agreement less solemn and formal than a treaty. protuberance n. A furtherer. Caution. custom. A prefatory statement or explanation to a poem. prosody n. projection n. sharp points. Producing offspring or fruit. punctilious adj. A clause in a contract. prowess n. prohibitionist n. The science of poetical forms. as after rest or interruption. A moving forward or proceeding in course. pithy saying. profuse adj. puissant adj. pyromania n. propaganda n. prototype n. Strictly observant of the rules or forms prescribed by law or custom. prickle v. protection n. Brought together without order. Without spirit or bravery. To steal. prominence n. proceed v. or with the head to the ground. A driving onward or forward. probity n. An intermediate state where souls are made fit for paradise or heaven by expiatory suffering. First. probation n. To prolong. The state or character of using a fictitious name. One who has been won over from one religious belief to another. A leader in any enterprise or contest. Undergoing decomposition of animal or vegetable matter accompanied by fetid odors. Any prediction or foretelling. probate adj. or examination. protuberant adj. An elementary reading-book for children. The state or period of being a student. The treatment of mental disease. purloin v. Uncultured in thought and manner. protector n. An undue display of modesty or delicacy. Quarrelsome.. but carrying on maritime war. Primitive. providential adj. protagonist n. To drive or urge forward. A person or thing of very remarkable gifts or qualities. Stiffly proper. or that may be enjoyed only under special conditions. or principles. Pertaining to the lungs. A high point of land extending outward from the coastline into the sea. afterward imitated in form or spirit. To offer to another for acceptance. privateer n. To search through and through. To cause to whirl. prurient adj. probe v. psychopathic adj.
regality n. A vessel or casket. The act of reciting or repeating. quackery n. redundant adj. To withdraw formally one's belief (in something previously believed or maintained). ravage v. To cure again. Malice. or possessions. Smelling sweet and agreeable. surveying. devouring. A wharf or artificial landing-place on the shore of a harbor or projecting into it. reclaim v. Capable of being reflected. A silencing. reconstruct v. Fully. reform n. recant v. To produce irritation or festering. recognize v. quartet n. To make a preliminary examination of for military. To divide into quarters. redound n. Smelling sweet and agreeable. reducible adj. The throwing off or back of light. Capable of being or fit to be received . To demand or to obtain the return or restoration of. To recover. recover v. refinery n. reformer n. quiescent adj. To review with care. realism n. Capable of being refuted. queue n. A peremptory or unexpected rejection of advances or approaches. A fit of nausea. regicide n. To put in order after disarrangement. regalia n. or other destructive methods. usually of precious metal. skill. climbing. An eight-page newspaper of any size. A composition for four voices or four instruments. regent n. Pertaining to. To enlist men for military or naval service. recruit v. rebuff n. readjust v. reflexible adj. loathing. ramify v. reconsider v. as a wrong by compensation or the punishment of the wrong-doer. Denial of what is asked. Magnitude. or dread. knowledge. A place where some crude material. rapine. To extend in all directions. heat. raucous adj. refringency n. or privilege. reconnoiter v. Growing. raillery n. recure v. quandary n. To give and take mutually. The most essential part of anything. Quiet. Disposed to seize by violence or by unlawful or greedy methods. rancor n. regale v. sound. To bend or turn from a direct course. recur v. A deep gorge or hollow. Change for the better. redress v. To give unusual pleasure. Mutually interchangeable or convertible. Royalty. Capable of being adjusted or harmonized. reaction n. To divide or subdivide into branches or subdivisions. Quixotic adj. as for admittance. To capture again. quiet adj. especially in public and from memory. refragable adj. as of metal. Without objection or reluctance. Enraptured. recurrent adj. quay n. Insubordinate. quarter n. rapid adj. refute v. quantity n. To lay waste by pillage. To restore. Equal mutual rights and benefits granted and enjoyed. quality.often money. recuperate v. A confirmed criminal. reciprocate v. right. recapitulate v. ramose adj. or inflation. Furiously voracious or hungry. redundance n. To move back or away. querulous adj. or sound in a particular direction. refract v. That from or on which something is developed. quarantine n. raptorial adj. ration v. or ability of receiving. is purified. refer v.com pyx n. readily adv. heat. Capable of being turned back. recluse n. The quality of being upright in principles and conduct. quibble n. recoil v. rebellious adj. recapture v. or running without check or restraint. as sugar or petroleum. racy adj. To reproduce. To recall the identity of (a person or thing). To prove to be wrong. To recall the knowledge of. by paying the debt. Brilliant or sparkling luster. recidivist n. redemption n. To direct or send for information or other purpose. Harsh. recede v. To set right. pl. reflector n. To have a care or thought for. An acknowledgment entered into before a court with condition to do some particular act. Branch-like. The act of seizing and carrying off property by superior force. To cause to assume a leaning or recumbent attitude or position. The enforced isolation of any person or place infected with contagious disease. causing. regime n. Having a tendency to go back. Resort to or application for help in exigency or trouble. To make inquiry. In a state of preparedness for any given purpose or occasion. quietus n. recourse n. A hermitage. That may be reduced. redolent adj. ravenous adj. rapine n. One who is lawfully deputized to administer the government for the time being in the name of the ruler. recline v. One who carries out a reform. To arrange again or in a different order. as in war. refusal n. especially at regular or stated intervals. as from a source or focus. referee n. The emblems of royalty. recessive adj. reclusory n. reckless adj. One who holds extreme views or advocates extreme measures. of the nature of. quite adv. reck v. reflection n. quarterly adj. The formation of opinions by relying upon reason alone. To oppose by argument or a sufficient answer. or ending. To build again or anew. A bulwark or construction to oppose assault or hostile entry.FreeVocabulary. suppressing. The killing of a king or sovereign. position. reciprocal adj. To happen again or repeatedly. radiate v. Irascible. or any form of energy that travels in waves. rationalism n. To regain. . SAT math and more free at www. reciprocity n. To multiply by four. character. radical n. To give new confidence. rampart n. Ascribable. To rebuild. especially at regular intervals. radix n. quintessence n. especially with a view to a reversal of previous action. rectitude n. rampant adj. receivable adj. especially one worn by a stream or flow of water. A file of persons waiting in order of their arrival. The state of becoming raw or sore again. recreate v. Exciting or exhilarating to the mind. recollect v. refractory adj. ready adj. To repeat again the principal points of. Chivalrous or romantic to a ridiculous or extravagant degree. Charlatanry quadrate v. recreant n. rapt adj. Particular conduct or administration of affairs. reflectible adj. Power to refract.5000 Collegiate Words with Brief Definitions – Amass an Ivy League Vocabulary! 7-CD Edition: All you have to do is listen 15 minutes a day for 4 weeks to absorb 5000 words. rectify v. Making no noise. Musical composition arranged for five voices or instruments. or geological purposes. qualification n. An utterly trivial distinction or objection. To start back as in dismay. Rebound. rankle v. Having great speed. or opposite state of things. quadruple v. recrudescence n. radiance n. quiescence n. regenerate v. Occurring or made at intervals of three months. Affected with rabies or hydrophobia. Habitually complaining. quintet n. One of four equal parts into which anything is or may be divided. rapacious adj. independently of authority. qualify v. quarrelsome adj. revolution. rebuild v. recognizance n. Excess. quarto n. recitation n. An umpire. rebut v. qualm n. reactionary adj. One who lives in retirement or seclusion. referrer n. for reflecting light. query v. The principle and practice of depicting persons and scenes as they are believed really to exist. Having the power to refract. refringent adj. The recovery of what is mortgaged or pledged. Foolishly headless of danger. Constituting an excess. A requisite for an employment. ravine n. A mirror. Becoming raw or sore again. To provide with a fixed allowance or portion. as truths or impressions. in which the host is preserved. One who refers. Not amenable to control. recrudescent adj. To refresh after labor. as after reform. reassure v. Having the capacity. Seizing and devouring living prey. A cowardly or faithless person. redoubtable adj. referable adj. or favoring reaction. Being in a state of repose or inaction. rabid adj. Tendency towards a former. Good-humored satire. Formidable. To endow or furnish with requisite ability. reconcilable adj. especially of food. Returning from time to time. To correct. rearrange v. reestablish v. A puzzling predicament. receptive adj. redolence n.
The act of making amends. Looking back on the past. relent v. as after separation. A renewal of youth. Having the quality of springing back to a former position. or apt reply. To cut down or reduce in extent or quantity. To say or do again and again. resonance adj. physically or mentally. revert v.FreeVocabulary. reunite v. reign v. retouch v. To restore to a former status. resilience n. To restore from apparent death. That which is restored to. A showy writer or speaker. rescind v. Having or exercising the power of resistance. Operative on. To make a copy of. To pay back as an equivalent of what has been expended. retrospective adj. resource n. A retaliatory speech. repulse n. Able to reinforce sound by sympathetic vibrations. To cause to deteriorate or to move backward. respite n. reservoir n. Similarity in quality or form. reversion n. resplendent adj. Able to be kept under restraint or control. ridicule n. relevant adj. The power of springing back to a former position resilient adj. To repay either good or evil to. rein n. repetition n. resemblance n. Surging back or again. To recall or take back (something that one has said). Having confidence. To rescind. Grossly offensive. ribald adj. To restore to youth. Temporary diminution of a disease. To place in position of office again. restitution n. resistless adj. Sorrow for something done or left undone. Necessary. To indulge in fretfulness and faultfinding. reprehension n. as toward a former position or the like. Renaissance n. as a track or marking. repute v. reminiscence n. Looks or acts expressing amused contempt. rife adj. To unite or join again. remembrance n. To change to a more satisfactory form of organization.com regimen n. Reconstruct. replica n. Capable of repair. reliquary n. To reunite after separation. Indulging in or manifesting coarse indecency or obscenity. repugnant adj. relegate v. Laughable and contemptible. Revision. To restore to a former state. reticent adj. rightful adj. retroactive adj. reprehend v. revocation n. remonstrate v.5000 Collegiate Words with Brief Definitions – Amass an Ivy League Vocabulary! 7-CD Edition: All you have to do is listen 15 minutes a day for 4 weeks to absorb 5000 words. revelation n. physically or mentally. The revival of letters. resistive adj. reticence n. resonance n. respondent adj. as for an injury. regnant adj. replenish v. resonate v. reprobate n. resistant adj. as an attacking or advancing enemy. Abundant. The process by which an animal or plant gives rise to another of its kind. rejoin v. A place in which goods are stored. discovering. reproduction n. The quality of being able to reinforce sound by sympathetic vibrations. Dependence. Unwilling. The act of repeating. A place where things are stored or gathered together. transactions. may be kept. Pertaining to the recollection of matters of personal interest. resumption n. Rectitude. replete adj. revisal n. To present a verbal or written protest to those who have power to right or prevent a wrong. retch v. repugnance n. reluctance n. To have or produce resonance. Interpretation. Reproof. To recover something by searching. repressible adj. Full to the uttermost. resistance n. as to an obscure position or remote destination. A view or contemplation of something past. expressive of. Exercising royal authority in one's own right. retort n. or turn or look back. repellent adj. To keep under restraint or control. as to a person. repine v. remonstrant adj. remission n. The quality of habitually keeping silent or being reserved in utterance. relapse v. ridiculous adj. A return to or toward some former state or condition. riddance n. reliant adj. remuneration n. The calling to mind of incidents within the range of personal knowledge or experience. witty. Offensive to taste and feeling. renunciation n. To suffer a return of a disease after partial recovery. remiss adj. Unwillingness. relish v. which marks the transition from medieval to modern time. A step attached to the bit for controlling a horse or other draft-animal. To send off or consign. A going or moving backward or in a reverse direction. or having reference to past events. The body of persons who attend a person of importance in travel or public appearance. reprieve v. revere v. reliance n. A systematized order or course of living with reference to food. requiem n. Restoration of anything to the one to whom it properly belongs. retrench v. renovate v. or wrong. The art of discourse. reprehensible adj. or full of regret. To modify the details of. reproof n. remodel v. coffer. Adequate return for good or ill. relied upon. reseat v. Censurable. Humble. Any infliction or act by way of retaliation on an enemy. or privilege. reproduce v. regiment n. as something that has been emptied. resent v. To follow backward or toward the place of beginning. The act or ridding or delivering from something undesirable. or authority. remonstrance n. To grant a respite from punishment to. repertory n. requital n. revoke v. or making known of what was before secret. reinstate v. To chide or rebuke for a fault. repudiate v. An explicit disclaimer of a right or privilege. repress v. Very bright. To pay or pay for. retrospect n. reverent adj. or repository in which relics are kept. SAT math and more free at www. and then of art. station. To heap approach or abuse upon. A body of soldiers. To restore after deterioration. The act of taking back. or unknown. To regard with worshipful veneration. repeal v. Repeal. A disclosing. as a building. reprimand v. A casket. Offering or tending to produce resistance. Conformed to a just claim according to established laws or usage. clothing and personal habits. To refuse to have anything to do with. To be indignant at. by the enacting authority or a superior authority. reluctant adj. A receptacle where a quantity of some material. repel v. reparation n. Interval of rest. To repay evil with a similar evil. righteousness n. or taking again. loss. Bearing upon the matter in hand. regretful adj. rehabilitate v. requisite adj. revile v. retrograde v. retract v. reimburse v. A return from death to life resuscitate v. remunerate v. One abandoned to depravity and sin. Rapt or rapturous utterance. and regarded. regress v. The act of beating or driving back. Negligent. To fill again. with desire to make things right by undoing the wrong. Having power to force back in a manner. reparable adj. affecting. especially of a liquid or gas. To examine for the correction of errors. retaliate v. rhapsody n. A ready. repulsive adj. To return to a former place or condition. Powerless. A solemn mass sung for the repose of the souls of the dead. retrace v. The keeping of a thing within one's power or possession. as an injury or insult. To make an effort to vomit. retrieve v. rejuvenate v. To return. To hold and exercise sovereign power. resurgent adj. Recollection. To yield. right rank. rendition n. relinquish v. To hold in general opinion. capacity. retention n. repartee n. To give up using or having. An expression of disapproval or blame personally addressed to one censured. To force or keep back in a manner. residue n. reprisal n. repository n. reiterate v. rhetoric n. A remainder or surplus after a part has been separated or otherwise treated. Answering. equally with the first. resurrection n. To like the taste or savor of. revise v. retinue n. as an original. Feeling. requite v. retrogression n. . repentance n. To find fault with. as an act. To make void. reorganize v. A duplicate executed by the artist himself. or made available for aid or support. Habitually keeping silent or being reserved in utterance. responsibilities. A prearranged place of meeting. Thorough dislike. Having the character of a reproof. reminiscent adj. Expression of blame. private. rendezvous n. The exertion of opposite effort or effect. To render of no further effect. rhetorician n. Compensation. rejuvenescence n. or for the purpose of making changes.
ruffian adj. Having the nature or quality of soap. sacrifice v. Following in the order of time. The employment of sarcasm. sedulous adj. To burn on the surface. safeguard v. Affecting the sense of taste. as of theology or pedagogics. sear v. selective adj. rivulet n. Matter that settles to the bottom of a liquid. In the second place in order or succession. Promotive of conduct directed against public order and the tranquility of the state. semiannual adj. seize v. salience n. senile adj. Characteristic of an erudite person. sacrilege n. or action. satirize v. Uncompromising. Consisting of blood. sepulcher n. salacious adj. ruminate v. sarcophagus n. separate v. To perceive by taste or smell. Outward appearance. seduce v. Possessing the power of sense or sense-perception. Repetition of words or sounds as a means of learning them. salient adj. An instrument for recording the phenomena of earthquakes. size. scoundrel n. sapid adj. or keenness of wit in ridiculing vices. Pertaining to or appearing like fat. robust adj. The order in which a number or persons. sergeant n. importance. Concealment. Pertaining to. Capacity for sensation or sense-perception. scholarly adj. Any form of greeting. semicircle n. sedentary adj. equivalent to sir. salvage n. A musical composition during which the first part or subject is repeated several times. ruth n. A prophet. scarcity n. Insufficiency of supply for needs or ordinary demands. Recurring every seven years. satyr n. To cause to withdraw or retire. sacrilegious adj. An executive officer in legislative bodies who enforces the orders of the presiding officer. keep. Resembling poetry. seminar n.com rigmarole n. sanction v. scope n. To withdraw from union or association. sentience n. Power to perceive or feel. Doubt or uncertainty regarding a question of moral right or duty. especially by presenting on an altar. Peculiar to or proceeding from the weakness or infirmity of old age. Characterized by great strength or power of endurance. sensibility n. sensorium n. sapience n. secant adj. Impious. scruple n. servitude n. as a wheel. as from society or public life. satiric adj. Round from fullness or plumpness. self-respect n. A meeting of spirituals for consulting spirits. seclude v. scrupulous adj. A seceder. script n. rotary adj. Conduct directed against public order and the tranquility of the state. savor v. secession n. saline adj. To protect. keeps records. To catch or take hold of suddenly and forcibly. ruminant adj. Capable of being disjoined or divided. as food previously swallowed and regurgitated. Ready to be led. To separate the parts of by violence. capable of exciting laughter. A stone coffin or a chest-like tomb. Standing out prominently. Holiness. sanguinary adj. The signification conveyed by some word. To satisfy fully the appetite or desire of.or corruption is held up to ridicule. Possessing wisdom. A long curved blade for mowing. saponaceous adj. incapacity . especially from political or religious bodies. One who writes or is skilled in writing. Voluntary withdrawal from fellowship. sentient adj. seclusion n. as at the funeral of an officer. phrase. Pertaining to education or schools. Characteristic of dwelling in the country. Involving or requiring much sitting. That which follows in consequence of what has previously happened. satiate v. Cutting and reproachful language. Easily affected by outside operations or influences. sensuous adj. A very lascivious person. rustic adj. A related group of words containing a subject and a predicate and expressing a complete thought. sequester v. rondo n. especially into two parts. To treat with sarcasm or derisive wit. Having strong sexual desires. A place where crows congregate to breed. Second in quality. seminary n. One who attends to correspondence. A non-commissioned military officer ranking next above a corporal. rupture v. Any act of saving property. Persevering in effort or endeavor. Having the color of blood. To emit or send forth sparks or little flashes of light. Offering or offered as an atonement for sin. . Even-tempered. To cause to turn on or as on its axis. salutatory n. To place. salutary adj. rudimentary adj. A title of honor or respectful address. rue v. Pertaining to the body or the physical senses. sensation n. scholastic adj. satire n. with slight attention. Being in an initial. A range of action or view. in which vice. especially from a political or religious body. sardonic adj. things. semiconscious adj. Chewing the cud. semicivilized adj. sanguineous adj. sedition n. sensual adj. or so constructed as to turn thus. sentinel n. rank. Cautious in action for fear of doing wrong. Turning around its axis. secondly adv. Nonsense. Durable. A special school. sequestrate v. To approve authoritatively. irony. etc. Any work done for the benefit of another. rookery n. scabbard n. sequacious adj. or welcome. sedate adj. scintilla n. ripplet n. A man without principle. scintillate v. early. scurrilous adj. separable adj. Hasty. secretive adj. seismograph n. seethe v. To sink (a ship) by making holes in the bottom. or incomplete stage of development. rote n. sense n. A salute given by firing all the guns. seer n. Able to discern and distinguish with wise perception. The highest non-commissioned officer in a regiment. Making an ostentatious display or hypocritical pretense of holiness or piety. scythe n. careless writing. The faintest ray. Having the power of choice. sarcasm n. Constituting or consisting of salt. secede v. sanctity n. Grossly indecent or vulgar. A condition of mind resulting from spiritual or inherent feeling. service n. salutation n. separatist n. A small ripple. Less important or effective than that which is primary. A lawless or recklessly brutal fellow. like a wheel. sagacious adj. rotate v. Half-civilized. Slavery. sergeant-at-arms n. SAT math and more free at www. salvo n. serviceable adj. séance n. The act of violating or profaning anything sacred. scribe n. secrecy n. rigor n. sapiential adj. or does other writing for others. To take apart. A wild and uncivilized human being. sapient adj. sergeant-major n. To make an offering of to deity. seditious adj. The sheath of a sword or similar bladed weapon. Having a warm appreciation of the beautiful or of the refinements of luxury. secretary n. A small stream or brook. Sorrow for another's misery. sentence n. contained in. Writing or handwriting of the ordinary cursive form. Scriptural adj. hailing. scribble n. or warranted by the Holy Scriptures. sequence n. secondary adj. scuttle v. To chew over again. 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Recurring at intervals of six months. semblance n. septennial adj. rotund adj. A burial-place. sanctimonious adj. The sensory apparatus. or withdraw from the companionship of others. Rational self-esteem. To confiscate. To be violently excited or agitated. reaping.
An instrument for measuring curvature or radii of spherical surfaces. speculate v. An instrumental composition. solder n. To deprive of simplicity of mind or manner. Rivulet. shrivel v. or fear. or thickness of any substance or material. anxiety. or executive ability. sophism n. A hissing sound. Comfort in grief. Gloomy. To smother. socialism n. Bearing resemblance to one another or to something else. socialist adj. The state or condition of being a sphere. significance n. Usually. Having the grace. To become dull or inert. SAT math and more free at www. Uneasiness of mind occasioned by desire. skepticism n. sonata n. Arising from inherent qualities or tendencies without external efficient cause. similitude n. To assume an individual or specific character. simulate v. Not moving. Oppressive drowsiness. sophisticate v. an attorney. spurious adj. Pertaining to or designating bodies at rest or forces in equilibrium. A woman who has never been married. A trick or feat so deftly done that the manner of performance escapes observation. A body having nearly the form of a sphere. soothsayer n. A mixing or changing the order of things. pose. The branch of mechanics that treats of the relations that subsist among forces in order. stimulate v. A group of rimed lines. spontaneous adj. sinecure n. or other metal. sonorous adj. An image formed by rays of light or other radiant energy. stolid adj. . Expressing no power of feeling or perceiving. simplify v. stellar adj. bed. or quietude of a statue. Occurring. Inclined to seek company. soliloquy n. One who makes an investment that involves a risk of loss. Imitate. spectrum n. caused by agony or terror. Any clever trick or device for obtaining an advantage. Multiplied by six. especially when designedly deceptive. sinuosity n. but also a chance of profit. Having a theatrical manner. statecraft n. Of degraded character or nature. A classificatory group of animals or plants subordinate to a genus. sociology n. sibilance n. statuette n. species n. Of a small importance or significance. specialty n. To give a hissing sound to. Important. actions. energy. The entertainment of doubt concerning something. or signs.5000 Collegiate Words with Brief Definitions – Amass an Ivy League Vocabulary! 7-CD Edition: All you have to do is listen 15 minutes a day for 4 weeks to absorb 5000 words. sextet n. sterling adj. decree. sordid adj. A contraction of any material into less bulk or dimension. sidereal adj. stagnant adj. as in a fluid. A comparison which directs the mind to the representative object itself. severely adv. stipend n. stimulant n. A theory of civil polity that aims to secure the reconstruction of society. silver. soldier n. A woman's or boy's voice of high range. sinister adj. The art of conducting state affairs. sheer adj. sinus n. stagy adj. commonly one kept for breeding. stimulus n. or law. ordinance. Any authoritatively declared rule. sparse adj. souvenir n. stagnate v. sorcery n. One of the extensive plains in Russia and Siberia. To burn slightly or superficially. Similarity. stiletto n. The time of year when the sun is at its greatest declination. somnolent adj. statistician n. Exceptionally brave. Reasoning sound in appearance only. statics n. siren n. stationary adj. shrewd adj. stratum n. Spartan adj. The quality of curving in and out. An uncastrated male horse. stanchion n. soluble adj. poverty-stricken appearance. unwilling to spend money. sprightly adj. A false argument understood to be such by the reasoner himself and intentionally used to deceive sophistical adj. shrill outcry or scream. specter n. mean. Of a steady and sober character. sophistry n. A small dagger. Made with a hissing sound. The condition of not flowing or not changing. or existing at the same time. To rouse to activity or to quickened action. statuesque adj. To make less complex or difficult. The principles or the practice of the Stoics-being very even tempered in success and failure. Extremely. slothful adj. done. To draw or be drawn into wrinkles. stratagem n. One who advocates reconstruction of society by collective ownership of land and capital. Lazy. squatter n. speculator n. Thinly diffused. as in a pool. Witchcraft. stingy adj. A mark of infamy or token of disgrace attaching to a person as the result of evildoing. Having spines. used to confine cattle in a stall. shrinkage n. A sea-nymph.FreeVocabulary. Convulsive. Desultory fighting between advanced detachments of two armies. somniferous adj. slight adj. Any violation of established rules or customs. spectator n. squalid adj. Stoicism n. stanza n. A coin or coins of gold. Not genuine. shiftless adj. somber adj. spherometer n. spinous adj. sluggard n. singe v. spasmodic adj. A fusible alloy used for joining metallic surfaces or margins. usually forming one of a series of similar divisions in a poem. specie n. To pursue inquiries and form conjectures. A body of sisters united by some bond of sympathy or by a religious vow. Genuine. sonnet n. solace n. sibilate v. Resonant. A monologue. strait n. steppe n. Strictness. rigorously severe. significant adj. sidelong adj. simile n. a small light boat propelled by oars. A narrow passage of water connecting two larger bodies of water. Incentive. Evil. or a pair of bars. shuffle n. One of a class of persons or things regarded as representative of the class. stigma n. sinuous adj. Tending to produce sleep. skirmish n. A figurine. A band of six singers or players. Pertaining to the sun. One who is skilled in collecting and tabulating numerical facts.com severance n. Importance. Sleepy. The sun. Vivacious. An employment limited to one particular line of work. A concealed manner of acting. To quarrel. similar adj. trouble. Pertaining to the stars. The meaning conveyed by language. spinster n. streamlet n. shriek n. stature n. Capable of being dissolved. Not flowing: said of water. sirocco n. Fallacious. A vertical bar. The philosophical study of society. One who represents a client in court of justice. sociable adj. copper. A natural or artificial layer. solstice n. Curving in and out. stagnation n. soprano n. simultaneous adj. sphericity n. solicitude n. One who claims to have supernatural insight or foresight. A sharp. or calamity. sisterhood n. hot winds from Africa. somnolence n. The natural height of an animal body. specialize v. squabble v. skeptic n. An opening or cavity. solvent adj. A poem of fourteen decasyllabic or octosyllabiclines expressing two successive phrases. described by Homer as dwelling between the island of Circe and Scylla. siege n. Apparition. sextuple adj. signification n. specious adj. Inclining or tending to one side. Having sufficient funds to pay all debts. especially as pointing something out. solecism n. Any position having emoluments with few or no duties. Cheap. A definite amount paid at stated periods in compensation for services or as an allowance. statute n. Anything that rouses to activity or to quickened action. as in pronouncing the letter s. Plausible. spheroid n. specimen n. solar adj. One who doubts any statements. stifle v. Characterized by skill at understanding and profiting by circumstances. Wanting in resource. Separation. stallion n. sleight n. sibilant adj. stringency n. staid adj. skiff n. A token of remembrance. One who settles on land without permission or right. Absolute. Pertaining to stars or constellations. solicitor n. A person habitually lazy or idle. static adj. Sol n. Having a dirty. One who beholds or looks on. A person engaged in military service. or adopt a singular or special course. A beleaguerment. stealth n.
To cease to resist. done. syllabic adj. The knowledge relating to industries and manufactures. subservience n. That part of anything that is in excess of what is needed. Exhibiting haughty and careless contempt. A place where leather is tanned. Fine or ready mental discernment shown in saying or doing the proper thing. especially of those in authority or influence. technology n. A favorable or prosperous course or termination of anything attempted. stupor n. submission n. stupendous adj. A servile flatterer. . Easily bent. tacit adj. surety n. tact n. susceptible adj. tack n. Relative proportion and harmony. An additional amount charged. Rigid. suspension n. supernatural adj. Uncertainty. or import. subordinate adj. The coalescence of two vowels or syllables. subvert v. To lessen or destroy the luster of in any way. subliminal adj. surfeit v. swarthy adj. Being more than is needed. technic adj. To give an appearance of foolishness to. To cover or fill the surface of. or operating under water. To become deteriorated or incapacitated by long service. A harmonious or agreeable mingling of sounds. Having reached a high degree of worldly prosperity. course. To relapse into a state of repose and tranquility. The state of touching. sympathize v. That can be suggested. subjection n. A levy. tactician n. subversion n. Sumptuously elegant. symphony n. surmise v. Having a fellow-feeling for or like feelings with another or others. SAT math and more free at www. Solid. suspense n. Something peculiar to a particular art. of a fixed contribution. A syllabus or summary. successor n. Sybarite n. syndicate n. Technical. sylph n. One who or that which is substituted for or appointed to act in place of another. An excessive amount. sufferance n. stripling n. The right or privilege of voting. synchronism n. succeed v. The act of submerging. Touching. Outline of a subject. subacid adj. Toleration. That which is of the highest possible excellence or eminence.5000 Collegiate Words with Brief Definitions – Amass an Ivy League Vocabulary! 7-CD Edition: All you have to do is listen 15 minutes a day for 4 weeks to absorb 5000 words. To beg. Having a dark hue. superintendence n. Capable of being suppressed. A mere youth. submerge v. supplant v. superheat v. Smooth and pleasant in manner. succinct adj. supplicate v. superlative n. Somewhat sharp or biting. surveyor n. subside v. sustenance n. telepathy n. To prevent from being disclosed or punished. tangency n. subterranean adj. Understood. Perceptible by touch. Well-balanced. subsistence n. subaquatic adj. supposition n. Existing. graceful young woman or girl. That which is uttered in a single vocal impulse. Disinclined to conversation. Rich and costly. To overcome by force of will. subservient adj. Security for payment or performance. stultify v. syllabication n. superintendent n. Situated beneath the tongue. An arrangement of inanimate figures representing a scene from real life. That which is to be subtracted. To be full to overflowing. syllabus n. especially a dark or sunburned complexion. systematic adj. Thought-transference. superabundance n. Clandestine. A yielding to the power or authority of another. Sustenance. supine adj. To encircle. especially of some work or movement. suppress v. To feed to fullness or to satiety. Marked by a harmonious or agreeable mingling of sounds. Conjecture. An association of individuals united for the prosecution of some enterprise. The art or process of preserving dead animals or parts of them. Situated directly underneath. Being or occurring in the mind. symphonious adj. supplementary adj. surreptitious adj. A forcible putting or keeping down. by government. symmetrical adj. One who has the charge and direction of. suffuse v. Any maneuvering or adroit management for effecting an object. taciturn adj. To take the place of. sympathetic adj. Easily under a specified power or influence. taxation n. superb adj. To share the sentiments or mental states of another. superfluous adj. Being. Juicy. Following in time. An ample or adequate supply. A fabric to which a pattern is applied with a needle. success n. supple adj. An ecclesiastical council. supernumerary adj. To place or plunge under water. suasion n. A land-measurer. One who directs affairs with skill and shrewdness. To displace. superadd v. technicality n. tannery n. synopsis n. technography n. succumb v. designed for ornamental hangings. Belonging to an inferior order in a classification. Division of words into that which is uttered in a single vocal impulse. but without attendant consciousness or conscious perception. supercilious adj. or condition of being servilely following another's behests. A specific capability of feeling or emotion. successful adj. tangible adj. suppression n. surcharge n. symphonic adj. syneresis n. superficial adj. supersede v. symmetry n. susceptibility n. character. Stretched tight. To tease. bulk. suffrage n. subjacent adj. Lying on the back. Caused miraculously or by the immediate exercise of divine power. succulent adj. supramundane adj. Manner of performance. studious adj. sufficiency n. supplicant n. subterfuge n. subtend v. submersion n. Discriminating. Concise. Knowing and understanding only the ordinary and the obvious. taut adj. Having equal or equivalent value. The quality. The scientific description or study of human arts and industries in their historic development. tableau n. syllable n. tantalize v. submergence n. To accomplish what is attempted or intended. or the like. Food. tantamount adj. Being beneath the threshold of consciousness. A hanging from a support. superfluity n. surmount v. suggestive adj. synonym n. 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and d are negative. 29.D. 2008. 60 60 is Least Common Multiple. 20. and a÷b≠ b÷a watch subtraction and division order in tricky word problems. c. 36. Multiply across. b.SAT Math Notes By Steve Baba. 24.5.com . 25 100: 2. Odd + Odd = Even Even + Even = Even But it’s easier to remember by using any even or odd number 3 + 2 = 5 (odd number) 3 + 1 = 4 (even number) 2 2 2 Page 1 My Advanced SAT Math Seminar. Integers Positive & negative whole numbers and ZERO. …-3. 31. 1 is NOT a prime number Prime Factors (Trees) Factor 100: 2 • 50 2 • 2 • 25 2•2•5•5 All Factor Trees give the same prime factors. 75: 3. 2. Between vs. -2. 1 2 1 3 3 − ÷ − = − • − = −− 4 3 4 2 8 ↑ flipped ↑ Mixed numbers (3 ½ ) must be converted to proper fractions (7/2) before operations. 40. -1 • -1 • -1 • -1 is POSITIVE ONE Negative number or any other ODD number of negatives → Negative Dividing is the same as multiplication. 48. b.0 . 30. On multiple-choice questions. FreeVocabulary. but because a – b ≠ b – a. For SAT reading see my site: 2 + 2 = 4 (even number) SAME IDEA. Fractions. List multiples of each: 10. Not free for commercial or online use. 1 2 3 8 11 − + − = −− + −− = −− 4 3 12 12 12 OR can be done on calculator (one divided by 4…). 0.6. 17. don’t worry about order of addition or multiplication. now on DVD. and 25 is larger. (3=6/2 add to ½) www. Adding/Subtracting Common denominator (bottom) needed. 70 12. -1. FLIP second or bottom fraction then MULTIPLY. Find ALL (nonprime) factors by multiplying prime factors. Ph. FREE for individual or classroom use. but not same results for multiplication: 3 • 2 = 6 (even number) 3 • 1 = 3 (odd number) 2 • 2 = 4 (even number) SAT often combines several of the above rules: (odd+odd+even) • odd Use any even and any odd number to determine if result is always even or odd: ( 3 + 3 + 2 ) • 3 = 24 (even) Multiplying Positive and Negative Numbers a•b•c•d All Positive→Always Positive All Negative is not always negative since two or any EVEN number of negative numbers CANCEL each other’s negativity out. 1 2 2 1 − • − = −− = −− 4 3 12 6 1 2 3 4 24 1 − • − • − • − = −− = −− 2 3 4 5 120 5 Look for opportunities to cancel (cross out): 1 2 3 4 1 − • − • − • − = −− 5 2 3 4 5 Fractions. 11. 7. it’s easier to stay with fractions.. d is negative) Prime Numbers A number divisible by ONLY itself and 1. 5. but if answers are in fractions. 1) is not the same as integers > -2 and < 2 (-2. 50 OR find the prime factors they have in common and multiply: 5 • 5 (both 75 and 100 have TWO 5’s in factor tree) OR on multiple choice questions work backwards from answers.4. 50. 60. 5. 25. If ALL a.. LCM can be found by working backwards from answers: a) 120 b) 80 c) 60 d) 36 e)10 by dividing each answer by 10 and 12 and choosing the least.3. a multiple (good enough for adding fractions) but not necessarily the least. 1.) Integers BETWEEN –2 and + 2 (-1. 13. but NOT all factors. Greatest Common Factor (of 75 and 100) Find ALL (including nonprime) factors of both.9. 10. 2). Fractions. Dividing No common denominator needed. the product is positive. Odd/Even Operations There are rules: Odd number + Even number = Odd number ALWAYS. counting the first. c. 15.8. 4. ← Smaller Larger → ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ -4 -2 0 2 4 -2 is GREATER than –4 -1/4 is GREATER than –1/2 Order of Operations PEMDAS (Please excuse my dear aunt Sally) Parenthesis Exponents Multiplication/Division left to right Addition/Subtraction left to right 3x ≠ (3x) = (3x)(3x) = 9x Because a+b = b+a and a • b = b • a. 0. Multiplying NO common denominator needed. 3 … Negative Numbers Left of zero on number line. 19. a) 75 b) 50 c) 30 d) 25 e) 5 Only 25 and 5 are factors of 75 and 100.FreeVocabulary. …. 2 • 2 = 4 and 2 • 2 • 5 = 20 and 5 • 5 = 25 and 5 • 5 • 2 = 50 Or use “brute force” and divide 100 by 2. 23. 1.7. (11 and higher is covered by checking 9 and lower) Least Common Multiples (LCM) LCM of 10 and 12: 10 • 12 = 120. The SAT often has these positive/negative questions backwards. 5. Prime numbers: 2 (the only EVEN prime number) 3. Both trees missed 4 and 20. -1. but missed the nonprime factors 25 and 50. 20. shows how to solve hard SAT math with these notes.then 10. Including And other tricking wordings of between or including (inclusive.com for a free list of 5000 SAT words with brief definitions. which includes –2 and 2. 100 can also be factored as: 10 • 10 2•5 •2•5 giving the same prime factors as above. If the result of a • b• c • d is negative then? (one OR three of a.
Part to Part. Median of 10. 5. Multiply by self. 17. 19 and 20? The two middle numbers are 13 and 19.Part from Whole. Part = Percent • Whole X = 150/100 • $10 = $15 Then reduce the $15 by 50%.5 Change the whole or base when doing multiple percent changes. Median of an EVEN number of terms. Compute usual average: Sum of Terms −−−−−−−−−−−− = Number of Terms 70+70+70+80+80+80+80+80 −−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−− = 8 3 • 70 + 5 • 80 −−−−−−−−−−−− = 76.15 y% = y/100 or move decimal point two spaces to convert: Part = Percent • Whole X = 15/100 • 60 OR X = . while for numbers greater than 1 the square is larger. Median of 10.) Assume ALL 3 students in first class got exactly 70. Since there is no single middle number.15%) Multiple (usually 2) percent changes A store buys cakes wholesale for $10. The $15 is now the new whole (sometimes call new “base”).15% = . One false example (a counter example) proves a MUST (be true) FALSE. switch inequality sign. Part = Percent • Whole X = 50/100 • $15 = $7.com . Median: Number in middle when numbers ordered from smallest to largest. the store reduces the fresh-cake retail price by 50% and sells as week-old cakes. Percent . Percent . X2 > X MAY be true if X=2.25 8 Difficult weighted average questions use variables (a. But MUST be true is FALSE. 10. EXCEPT when multiplying or DIVIDING by a NEGATIVE.Part from Whole What (part) is 15% of 60 (whole)? 15% = 15/100 or . b) for the number of students: a • 70 + b • 80 −−−−−−−−−−−− a+b May (sometimes) / Must (always) be true X is a positive integer.09 What is 300% of 60? 300% = 300/100 or 3 Part = Percent • Whole X = 300/100 • 60 OR X = 3 • 60 = 180 Percent – Missing Percent 16 is what percent of 80? (part = 16. (½ ) 3 is 1 1 1 1 −• −• − = − 2 2 2 8 Average: Arithmetic Mean Sum of Terms −−−−−−−−−−−− Number of Terms Average 5. FreeVocabulary. but is (-8 < -6).Increase What is 10% more than 90? Many alternate wordings like: After a 10% increase from 90? Part = Percent • Whole X = 110/100 • 90 = 99 ADD the original 100% AND the additional 10%.Fractions. One true example proves a MAY (be true) TRUE. This second part is just a simple (50%) percent decrease problem. Assume ALL 5 five in second class got exactly 80. now on DVD. If the cake does not sell in a week. 5.0015 • 60 X = .0015 Part = Percent • Whole X = . 13. . shows how to solve hard SAT math with these notes. Weighted Average A class of 3 students has an average grade of 70. 2 = 20% Percent – Missing Whole (working backwards) 16 is what 20% of what? (part = 16. The other class of 5 students has an average of 80. From the first sentence (underlined).15 • 60 X=9 Percents are the same as fraction questions: What (part) is 3/20 of 60 (whole)? Part = Fraction • Whole Percent . the median is half way between the two middle numbers or the average of the two middle numbers. whole = 80) Part = Percent • Whole 16 = X/100 • 80 X = 20 OR solve for decimal 16 = D • 80 D = . Squaring. There are 15 apples. Mode of 5.2. solve for the fresh-cake retail price.15/100 • 60 OR X = . This is a simple percent increase problem. Note the “part” is more than the whole if increased. 1 1 1 (½ ) 2 = − • − = − 2 2 4 Note that ¼ is LESS than ½. but very large or small percentages What (part) is . since X could equal 1. 19 and 20 is 17.15% of 60 (whole)? ↑ Note the decimal point . How many oranges? Keep apples on top ↓ ↓ 3 15 X − = −− NOT −− 2 X 15 ↑ ↑ keep oranges on bottom Page 2 My Advanced SAT Math Seminar. (8 > 6) Multiply both sides by –1 is NOT: (-8 > . no whole The ratio of apples to oranges is 3 to 2. Inequalities (X > 6) Like equalities (X = 6) anything done to one side of the equation.6). Ratios .15/100 or . percent = 20%) Part = Percent • Whole 16 = 20/100 • X X = 80 Percent . 20: 5+5+10+20 −−−−−−−−−− = 10 4 Mode: Most frequently occurring number. What is the average for the school? (It’s NOT 75. A week-old cake costs? (It’s NOT $10) Solve as TWO separate problems.Decrease What is 15% less than 20? Many alternate wordings like: A $20 shirt on sale for 15% off (the full price) costs? Part = Percent • Whole X = 85/100 • 20 = 17 But the original 100% MINUS the decrease is the percent (85% = 100% . do to the other side. Cubing Same as multiplying. 11. Halfway between or the average is 16. and adds 50% to get the fresh-cake retail price. 10 and 20 is 5. and convert to percent by moving decimal point.
y y = 180-x FOIL (a+b) (a-b) first outer inner last a2 – ab + ba – b2 = a2 – b 2 Difference of Two Squares Page 3 My Advanced SAT Math Seminar.Cross-multiply to solve for X if answer not obvious. but if not try guessing other first or last terms. where x is the multiple of the original ratio. shows how to solve hard SAT math with these notes. There is a total of 50 apples and oranges. 80 miles round trip. but pick a multiple of 3 that will divide evenly to avoid fractions. (x + 2) (x + 1) = 0 x = -2 or x = -1 On multiple choice questions: you can work backwards from the answers without using FOIL: a) 3 b) 2 c)1 d) 0 e) -1 by trying each in the original x2 + 3x + 2 = 0 Opposite Angles are equal. y decreases keeping k constant. What is the ratio of apples to pears? It’s NOT 3 to 4. X = 10 You can put all apples on top or all apples on bottom. Can also be done with algebra: Let 3x be number of apples. On multiple choice problems work backward from answers.com . there are 16 pears or 18/16 or 9/8. Rates (MPH). Multiple Ratios The ratio of apples to oranges is 3 to 2. X must equal 100° because it’s opposite of 100° AND also because x + y on one side of a line must equal 180°.ba + b2 = a -2ab + b 2 2 Multiplying by Zero 0 times anything is 0. X = 75 10 X ↑ ↑ keep miles on bottom. At 40 MPH. FreeVocabulary. Assume the school is 40 miles away. y must be 1/3 to keep k constant. outer. If x triples. It does. Rearranging: y = k/x and x = k/y k = 3600 in this example Common Inverse Proportions: If x doubles. 3x + 2x = 50. Distance Rate • Time = Distance 20 MPH • 2 Hours = 40 miles Average MPH. x = 3 or x = 5 Factoring Polynomials FOIL backwards ↓ zero here x2 + 3x + 2 = 0 Guess first terms that multiply to x2: (x +__) (x + __) = 0 Guess last terms that multiply to 2: (x + 2) (x + 1) = 0 Test to see if outer + inner multiplications add to 3x: 1x + 2x = 3x. X = 20 15 X ↑ ↑ keep distance on bottom Inverse Proportion Speed (X) Minutes to Travel 60 Miles (Y) k 30 • 120 = 3600 60 • 60 = 3600 90 • 40 = 3600 In general xy = k. 80 miles/3 hours=26 2/3 MPH FOIL multiplication First. now on DVD. If x goes up z times. Most inverse proportions can be done without calculating k. Then 2x is number of oranges. Ratios . The ratio of oranges to pears is 3 to 4. What is average MPH? Do NOT average 20 and 40 for 30. and Total The ratio of apples to oranges is 3 to 2. Now oranges on top ↓ ↓ 3 12 − = −−− 4 Y Solve for Y = 16 ↑ ↑ keep pears on bottom. One hour in morning. k is a constant k = ½ in this example Y=½X Miles in 30 min = ½ Speed Can also be solved as ratio problem without finding k. Only one answer works. Ratios – Inches to Miles On a map 2/3 of an inch represents 10 miles. Rate Fast. How many oranges? keep apples on top ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ 3 15 21 30 − = −− = −− = −− 2 10 14 20 ↑ ↑ ↑ ↑ keep oranges on bottom Find a ratio that adds up to 50. 20 MPH in afternoon traffic. If a • b = 0 then a and/or b (one or both) is zero.Part to Part. y must be 1/z to keep k constant. inner. Direct Proportion Speed (X) Miles in 30 min (Y) 30 15 60 30 90 45 In general y = kx . Solve for X = 12 ↑ ↑ keep oranges on bottom With 18 apples there are 12 oranges. This is used in factoring If (x-3)(x-5) = 0. Do one ratio at a time: Assume 18 apples. y must half to keep k constant. keep apples on top ↓ ↓ 3 18 − = −− 2 X .ab . With 18 apples. Can also be solved by finding 1 inch = 15 miles and multiplying by 5 (inches). Slow. Given one angle is 100°: y 100° x y must equal 80° to add up to 180° along a line. using the above common inverse proportions. 40 MPH in morning driving to school. (x-3) and/or (x-5) = 0. 5 inches on map is? keep inches on top ↓ ↓ 2/3 5 −− = −− . k is a constant as x increases. x = x and y = y x y x On one side of a line the angles (x+y) add up to 180° (half a 360° circle). what is distance in 30 minutes? Keep speed on top ↓ ↓ 30 40 − = −− . Two hours in afternoon. Any number works. but don’t mix in one equation. last (a + b) (c + d) = first outer inner last ac + ad + bc + bd FOIL (a+b) (a+b) first outer inner last a2 + ab + ba + b2 = a2 +2ab + b2 FOIL (a-b) (a-b) first outer inner last a2 .
the ratio of clean to dirty shirts) First find the total number of outcomes. Randomly picking a shirt in the dark.2 y = 2x + 1 .45° .+ (x. 5 3 4 10 6 30° . Use ratio to solve. Area of a triangle ½ base • height: which is half the area of a rectangle (base • height) or (length • width) height base Side of triangle is NOT the height unless it’s a right (90°) triangle: s 6 feet 10 40 Flagpole Height? 6/10 = Flagpole Height/50 Solve for Flagpole Height= 30 Pythagorean Theorem For right (90°) triangles only. shows how to solve hard SAT math with these notes.y) x ←Negative Positive → ―.y) (x. Contrast with similar shapes with have the same shape (angles) but not same size (lengths).y) (x. in general y = mx + b ↑ ↑ slope y-intercept When x = 0 (on the y axis). ― (x. all others can be found. and 180°/3 = 60°. Perpendicular lines cross at 90° (right) angles and the slope of one (2 in this case or m in general) is the negative reciprocal (one over) of the other’s slope (-1/2 in this case or –1/m in general). Pentagon (5 sides) = 540° 180° for each additional side N–gon (n sides) = (n-2) • 180° Absolute Value Make positive if negative x = x if positive. now on DVD. One similar triangle can be larger than other.60° s s Three equal sides (s) ↔ Three equal angles. a-w ≤ 2 which is the same as w-a ≤ 2 Plug in numbers for ages to test: 17-15 ≤ 2 same as 15-17 ≤ 2 Probability = s x 8 Similar triangles have the same three angles. Polygons: Interior Angles (number of sides – 2) • 180° Triangles (3 sides) = 180° Rectangles (4 • 90°) = 360° Same for square or ANY 4 sided figure.60° . height and side of triangle base Number of OK Outcomes −−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−− Total Number of Outcomes Page 4 My Advanced SAT Math Seminar. y = b (the y-intercept) A point on a line (x and y).60°. FreeVocabulary. and either slope (m) or the yintercept (b) can be used to find the other (m or b) using y=mx + b.y) ↑ Negative Both x and y are negative Lines y = mx + b Two Perpendicular Lines: y y = 2x + 1 1 x 90° Visualize placing parallel lines on top of each other.com . what is the probability of picking a clean shirt? (It’s not 5/15. A similar triangle inside a larger similar triangle: Two equal angles (x) ↔ Two equal sides (s) opposite the equal angles Equilateral Triangles Are always 60°.90° triangles (an Isosceles Triangle) Two equal angles ↔ Two equal legs (sides) 90 s 45 45 __ s √2 s -2 y = –1/2x . All Xs and Ys are equal.90° triangles twice shortest side ↓ 60 2s 30 __ s√3 s ←shortest side A student has 15 dirty shirts and 5 clean shirts in his dorm room. 3-4-5 triangle shown above: (leg)2 + (leg)2 = (Hypotenuse)2 (3)2 + (4)2 = (5)2 9 + 16 = 25 6-8-10 triangle shown above: (leg)2 + (leg)2 = (Hypotenuse)2 (6)2 + (8)2 = (10)2 36 + 64 = 100 45° . which is 20 (15 dirty + 5 clean). -x if x is originally negative 5 = 5 and -5 = 5 Absolute value is used for “within” problems: Adam (a = Adam’s age) does not date women (w = date’s age) more than two years older or younger than himself. OK Outcomes 5 1 −−−−−−−−−− = −− = −− Total Outcomes 20 4 Coordinates Both x and y y are positive Positive ↓ ―. Given any one angle. All sides are proportional. This 3-4-5 Triangle is half the size of the larger 6-8-10 similar triangle. Isosceles Triangles s x Congruent Same shape (angles) AND same size (lengths).Parallel Lines: y x y x x y x y = 180-x Similar Triangles Have same angles. All 60° because every triangle is 180°. + +. but one is larger or smaller than other. ― +.
2 If the line is clearly graphed.2) makes a right triangle. y (1. Counting Consecutive Integers (or consecutive tickets….Slope: Rise/Run increase in y/increase in x y ↑ Rise ↑ 1 the line previously used.1) to (3. by letting a=2 and solving. X = –2 in the new function gives the same result as x = 0 in the original. often it’s possible to easily count the rise and run between any two points for slope. Shifting graphs With any function adding (subtracting) OUTSIDE the function moves the graph up (down). Take the simplest function: y = 2x.2) and (3. and plotting to see which way the curve shifts.3) and (0. shows how to solve hard SAT math with these notes. X = 0 in the new function gives the same result as x = 2 in the original.1) or (3. But the curve shifts left by two. Given any two points (1. finding y. y y = 2x ← -2 the legs of the triangle are the change in x and the change in y. FreeVocabulary. now on DVD. Either (1. Page 5 My Advanced SAT Math Seminar. 13. Negative.) In general a–b = 1/ ab (put under 1 and drop the negative) negative exponents follow the rules for division a2 ÷ a4 = a•a −−−−−−−−−−−− = a•a•a•a cancel all except two bottom a’s 1 1 −−−−−− = −−−−−− = a•a a2 a2–4 = a–2 Exponents (ab)2 (ab)2 = (ab) • (ab) = a2b2 In general. 11. One can also do these pointby-point by picking a value for x. Subtract (15-9) AND add 1 to count the first ticket sold for 7. flatter y Slope + 1/2 ← x Slope – 1/2 -2 (1.1) choose a third point to make a right triangle by taking the x from one point and the y from the other point. 10. subtract exponents a4 ÷ a2 = a•a •a•a −−−−−−−−−−−− = a•a cancel all except two top a’s a2 = a4-2 Exponents – Raising Powers Multiply exponents (a3 )2 = (a • a • a) • ( a • a • a ) a6 = 3● 2 a a3 • a2 ≠ (a3 )2 a6 a5 ≠ Negative Exponents 1 a–1 = −− a 1 a–2 = −− a2 ↓slope y = 2x + 1 → Run x y = 2x + 2 y = 2x y = 2x .1) x Again take the function y = 2x but add or subtract before performing the function: Original: y = 2x New: y = 2(x+2) One might guess (incorrectly) that adding 2 moves the line up 2 or maybe to the right 2.com . as a backup method or check.2) x Can also be solved. 14.7) is half way between the Xs (halfway between or average of 1 and 3 is 2) and halfway between the Ys (halfway between or average of 1 and 7 is 4). How many? It’s NOT 15-9 or 6. Positive y Slope + 1 x Slope – 1 y = 2(x+2) Slopes. The SAT often tests for these counterintuitive shifts.1) slope is rise/run or: The first y – the second y −−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−− = The first x – the second x 3–1 −−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−− = 2 1–0 Either point could be the “first” point or the “second. 12. add exponents a3 • a2 = (a • a • a) • ( a • a ) = a5 = 3+2 a Subtracting (not adding) inside the function shifts to the right. Graphing the triangle may be skipped. Some can be done on a calculator if the formula is given. For small numbers one can count 9. Slopes. Adding 2 AFTER/OUTSIDE THE FUCTION 2x moves the line up 2 to the new yintercept of 2. The midpoint is (2. but (1. Subtracting 2 moves the line down 2 to the new y-intercept of -2: y +2 Distance between 2 Points (Pythagorean Theorem) Given any two points ((1.1) is shown below.4). Exponents – Division same base. 15 for 7 tickets sold. (leg)2 + (leg)2 = (Hypotenuse)2 (1)2 + (2)2 = (h)2 5 = (h)2 _ √5 = h Midpoint of a line segment.” but the result is the same. the exponent can be distributed: (ab)k = akbk x ← Tickets number 9 through 15 were sold today. Exponents – Multiplication same base. The midpoint of (1.1) (3.
Sets. Multiply 3 • 3 • 3 = 27. you can see that you will only get halfway around the circle Area = ∏ R2 Remember it’s the radius squared. Do as above but with only two possibilities for the first night.com .B.14 approximately Diameter = 2 Radius diam Circumference = ∏ D = ∏ 2R length around entire circle Remember it’s 3. Circles ∏ (pi) = 3. find the circumference of the total circle and multiply by the fraction (1/6 or 60/360 in this example). Solving 2 equations: a + 2b = 3 2a + 6b = 10 Multiply both sides of first equation by 2 and subtract from the second equation. 2 students play both chess and football. Multiply 3 • 2 = 6. CB But before you answer six. Check with a and b in the other equation. It’s 5+4-2 = 7. 2a + 6b = 10 2a + 4b = 6 ---------------2b = 4 b=2 Replace b in any equation to solve for a.14 times the diameter not the radius. the possibilities can be written: ABC. CA. Simplifying Square Roots __ ______ _ √50 = √25 • 2 = 5√2 _____ _ √ a2 • b = a √ b www. Divide by 2. possibilities can be written: AB. To find the length of an arc. Add sets. try unchecking the “fit to page” option. But there are two ordering of each combination.2b and substitute (3-2b) for a into the second equation: 2(3-2b) + 6b = 10 6-4b + 6b = 10 2b = 4 b=2 Bisector splits into equal parts each half the original’s size. and C). Or in first equation. BAC. CAB. 2 options for the second dress (the two remaining dresses). because this double counts the students who play both. ACB. then she could wear the same dress three times (AAA. Double counting 5 students play chess. questions will say 60°. but wants to take 2 of the 3 on a trip.000 free SAT vocabulary words. If Jane can rewear the dresses multiple times. you get a square box larger then the circle. isolate a: a = 3 . (2!) In general divide by the number of permutations (orderings) of the chosen (smaller) group. To find the area of a sector.14 times the radius. shows how to solve hard SAT math with these notes. which is its factorial. find the area of the total circle and multiply by the fraction. BBA…. Volume = (side)3 Cylinders: height Volume of Cylinder = (Area of top circle) • height The top circle and bottom circle are the same size. When printing.Exponents – Square root of both sides a2 = b 4 rewriting as: (a • a ) = (b • b • b • b) it’s obvious that a = (b • b) OR take the square root of both sides (half the exponent) a = b2 This works for cube roots or any other roots. BA.com in addition to 5. or C). OR there are 3 options for the first dress and. 4 students play football. 60°/360 ° = 1/6. How many possibilities are there? For easy problems with a small number of outcomes. (make the dresses A. Because of repeated selections. drawn above outside the circle for easier comparison. AND 3 possibilities for the second dress and 3 possibilities for the third dress. not the diameter squared. note that AB and BA are the same combination. For a cube all three sides are the same. how many possibilities? For easy problems with a small number of outcomes. Combinations: Choosing unordered groups Again. Wearing a different dress on three different nights. Hard SAT questions may add oddball conditions such as Jane can’t wear dress A on the first night. (This is three factorial or 3!) Oddball selections A different question may have unlimited (re)selection of choices. Multiply 2 • 3 • 3 = 18. drawn above outside the circle for easier comparison. now on DVD. A total circle is 360 °. Cross out the duplicates. Arcs are fractions of the total circle’s circumference. Multiply 3 • 2 • 1 = 6. FreeVocabulary. CBA OR there are 3 options for the first night (A. 2 options for the second night (the two remaining dresses) and 1 option for the last night (the one remaining dress). But instead of saying 1/6 of a circle. How many students? It’s not 5+4 = 9. Arcs and Sectors of Circles are just fractions of circles. If you square the diameter.FreeVocabulary. PDF file of these Math Notes is on my site for free: 60° B Sectors (wedges. A Volume = Length • width • height It does not matter which side is called height or width as long as you multiply all three.). AC. Fractional Exponents – Are square/cube… roots a1/2 = square root of a a1/3 = cube root of a a1/n = n’th root of a Fractional exponents are useful for reducing: a3 = b 9 (a3 )1/3 = (b9) 1/3 Using the power raised rule to multiply exponents gives: a = b3 Permutations: orderings Jane has 3 dresses. BCA. subtract intersection. Likewise (AC and CA) and (BC and CB). BC. B. slices) are fractions of the entire circle’s area. Jane has 3 dresses. there are 3 possibilities for the first dress. BBB or CCC) wear a dress twice (AAB. If you take 3. Page 6 My Advanced SAT Math Seminar.