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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.
Somewhat rough or rude in manner or speech. Amount of heat needed to raise the temperature of 1 kilogram of water 1 degree centigrade. caitiff adj. non-metallic liquid element with a suffocating odor. shake. To hurry. An ox. The trunk or body of a tree. In colonial times. Britannia n. bosom n. An inhabitant. bibulous adj. Well done. Showing abundance. botanical adj. A cup or glass filled to the brim. boisterous adj. or the like. by-law n. To overwhelm. bombs. or a legal obligation. callosity n. Any rule or law. a broker. a bit. A member of one of the three tribes that dwelt in the land of Canaan. blaspheme v. preaching tone with affected solemnity. Characteristic of a dog. illustrative of the passion of love. brazier n. Inflated or extravagant language. An aggressive display of boldness. actions. Full of offensive and aggressive self-conceit. SAT math and more free at www. as something wrong. A number of persons secretly united for effecting by intrigue some private purpose. borough n. To wave. boatswain n. Resembling a corpse. by stern. Briticism n. A concretion formed in various parts of the body resembling a pebble in hardness. An embellishment or flourish. The science of life or living organisms. blockade n. To strike with or as with the head. bungle v. bight n. brandish v. idiom. The state of being hard and insensible. The buttocks. lawful right. buoyancy n. Having the power or tendency to float or keep afloat. cabalism n. or like a bulb. Water saturated with salt. bountiful adj. Desolate. anchors. formed by a long curve of a coast-line. calorie n. candid adj. To indulge in profane oaths. who has general charge of the rigging. To make of or ornament with brass. Acridity. The shutting up of a town. blatant adj. bridle n. bulwark n. The body of men constituting the official advisors of the executive head of a nation. as a flax or cotton. Any support or prop. Canaanite n. buoyant adj. bolster v. blaze n. brigand n. Low drollery. biennial n. bursar n. To make brilliant or shining. One of the coarse. cameo n. or attempt to do so. and shells. Calvinize v. canon n. The business of making sales and purchases for a commission. bolero n. The breast or the upper front of the thorax of a human being. profession.FreeVocabulary. bitterness n. brimstone n. That may be estimated by reckoning. The system of doctrine taught by John Calvin. brogue n. cabal n. . A slightly receding bay between headlands. breach n. Power or tendency to float on or in a liquid or gas. To place the products or merchandise of under a ban. candor n. breech n. browbeat v. To talk in a singsong. the player who delivers the ball. Without experience of the world. bristle n. bullock n. especially on unimportant subjects. Superstitious devotion to one's religion. boorish adj. The United Kingdom of Great Britain. brine n. association. blithesome adj. To execute clumsily. An animal having two feet. brethren n. To weary by tediousness or dullness. prepared or improvised. General officer who commands a brigade. cajolery n. A chest of drawers for clothing. or a line of coast by hostile forces. Corporeal. braze v. harsh. bleak adj. accompanied by caste nets and singing. An article of jewelry fastened by a hinged pin and hook on the underside. Cheerful. bronchitis n. A clown. brokerage n. Of. etc. A treasurer. and the reins. In cricket. burgher n. bustle v. or western Palestine. The place where Christ was crucified. brusque adj. butte n. heavy shoe. buffoon n. bombard v. A round pod or seed-capsule. stiff hairs of swine: used in brush-making. bronchus n. A person who has charge of mortars. bumptious adj. brotherhood n. bric-a-brac n. campaign n. Shortness of duration. Bowdlerize v. A mark that mars beauty. cant v. To await. birthright 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. A leaden sash-bar or grooved strip for fastening panes in stained-glass windows. canary adj. The violation of official duty. The science that treats of plants. etc. especially that of the Irish people. bombardier n. blazon v. A horizontal framework with two handles at each end for carrying a corpse to the grave. An open pan or basin for holding live coals. Rhythmical or measured flow or movement. A word. brogan n. A coarse. cantata n. To mention. bomb n. or corporate town. brittle adj. A choral composition. Fragile. Delusive speech. blasé adj. Government by departments of men transacting particular branches of public business. especially of a woman. Inflammation of the bronchial tubes. cabinet n. Calvary n.com bibliophile n. biography n. A vivid glowing flame. A bibliographical sketch or notice. pl. calumny n. Disseminated far and wide. bole n. Any one of various tall rush-like plants growing in damp ground or water. A written account of one's life. Sulfur. a corporation. boycott v. bier n. Speaking two languages. A disagreeable. low mountain. gild. blemish n. The quality of frankness or outspokenness. braggart n. Straightforward. biograph n. biped n. or pertaining to. Any small engraved or carved work in relief. etc. brooch n. bowler n. Members of a brotherhood. The crime of marrying any other person while having a legal spouse living. dogs. boll n. bravo interj. To teach or imbue with the doctrines of Calvinism. canine adj. a member of the lower house of the legislature of Maryland or Virginia. The head-harness of a horse consisting of a head-stall. bureau n. Connected with the study or cultivation of plants. bureaucracy n. breaker n. cadenza n. buttress n. brevity n. A vain boaster. Spiritual or social fellowship or solidarity. calculable adj. as a sword or spear. Sated with pleasure. Calvinism n. for the first time. To study plant-life. bore v. buffoonery n. or natural turret. a frontier. bilateral adj. A women's ornamental corset-shaped laced waist. and character. botanize v. Slander. cacophony n. generally isolated. Cowardly. Fond of drinking. A hollow projectile containing an explosive material. One who has two spouses at the same time. bombast n. bodice n. or the like. brigadier n. citizen or freeman of a borough burgh. A complete series of connected military operations. came n. A Spanish dance. burgess n. A loud harsh sound. To make widely or generally known. or horns. coarse jokes. or rude address or manner. especially one to be drunk as a toast or health. cadaverous adj. One who loves books. bilingual adj. butt v. To impose on or dupe by flattering speech. brae n. or discordant sound or combination of sounds or tones. blithe adj. haughty. etc. for a solo voice or instrument. One who lives by robbery and plunder. Hillside. ranking between a colonel and a major-general. brigade n. Any dialectic pronunciation of English. cadence n. or phrase characteristic of Great Britain or the British. One who trains horses. burnish v. A rule or law adopted by an association. bray n. A subordinate officer of a vessel. broadcast adj. bulbous adj. A plant that produces leaves and roots the first year and flowers and fruit the second. bigamy n. bumper n. callow adj. bromine n. An incorporated village or town. To support. To assail with any missile or with abusive speech. calculus n. A privilege or possession into which one is born. cajole v. as the cry of an ass or the blast of a horn. bodily adj. A body of troops consisting of two or more regiments. Of a bright but delicate yellow. Either of the two subdivisions of the trachea conveying air into the lungs. biology n. Joyous. as in poetry or the time and pace of marching troops. To expurgate in editing (a literary composition) by omitting words or passages. A conspicuous hill. broach v. Rude. bide v. or flourish triumphantly or defiantly. bulrush n. bravado n. Objects of curiosity or for decoration. bigamist n. A dark reddish-brown. Two-sided. etc. Anything that gives security or defense. Noisily or offensively loud or clamorous. botany n. Unchecked merriment or animal spirits. as to the taste.
caste n. caret n. collision n. castigate v. To blend. clan n. check v. To cause to shrink. or explaining in the body of a will. A college student. capitulate v. commitment n. cauterize v. colloquy n. commingle v. Surreptitious. A circumstance so agreeing with another: often implying accident. clairvoyance n. The knightly system of feudal times with its code. commissariat n. cataclysm n. collapsible adj. Intuitive sagacity or perception. collector n. by chemical action. To purify by affliction. To meet and strike violently. SAT math and more free at www. moral or physical. catholicity n. carnage n. caution. One who makes a collection. The department of an army charged with the provision of its food and water and daily needs. or the like. To surrender or stipulate terms. commission v.com canto n. Having the property of consistency.FreeVocabulary. or fail. One who works in a coal-mine. Any great and sudden misfortune or calamity. clandestine adj. or mortification. To correspond. Consistency. A tribe. chagrin n. cede 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. coincide v. Characterized by outward form or ceremony. That may or can collapse. Awkward of movement. A supplement adding to. chasm n. or sum. Changeable in appearance. characteristic n. or beauty. Akin. or careful consideration. To force. A court of equity. clarify v. Eating or living on flesh. The division of society on artificial grounds. chameleon adj. cession n. cohere v. relating to. chains. The science that treats of computation of time or of investigation and arrangement of events. coerce v. To pass title to. catastrophe n. clemency n. capillary n. That part of the world where Christianity is generally professed. Indicating or expressing a cause. The negative pole or electrode of a galvanic battery. clement adj. To confine within bounds. (also a noun meaning zero or nothing) circulate v. collegian n. Dead and putrefying flesh. or performed by a chorus or choir. colloquial adj. The boundary-line of a circle. carrion n. A quack. chastity n. The dead body of an animal. To disseminate. etc. Serving or tending to force. Sarcastic and severe. Universal prevalence or acceptance. as in the earth's surface. etc. or bells. doctrine. collide v. formerly used for flogging in the army and navy. To empower. usages and practices. One who makes a claim or demand. . colleague n. censorious adj. To treat as a baby or an invalid. annoyance. colloquialism n. Massacre. A distinctive feature. A portable timekeeper of the highest attainable precision. Accidental. An official numbering of the people of a country or district. A certificate from the proper authorities that a vessel has complied with the law and may sail. Violent contact. as of arms. Showing watchfulness. Compassionate. An instrument consisting of nine pieces of cord. An elastic animal tissue of firm consistence. carnal adj. To serve as a remembrance of. Conversation. cartridge n. coagulant adj. commentary n. captivate v. cardiac adj. chateau n. caprice n. Pertaining to the heart. Producing coagulation. chattel n. as by excellence. collusion n. cartilage n. To hold back. censor n. or abounding in color. Pertaining to edible grain or farinaceous seeds. To stick together. as of action or motion. cantonment n. coercion n. Pertaining to a hundred years or a period of a hundred years. chronology n. caption n. clamorous adj. should be inserted. circumference n.. Any condition of which the elements or parts are in utter disorder and confusion. centimeter n. clothier n. coalition n. causal adj. clumsy adj. Christendom n. Pertaining to. Observant of ritual. Clanking or a ringing. centenary adj. claimant n. Hypercritical. capacious adj. circumspect adj. Roomy. circumnavigate v. cholera n. To sail quite around. A heading. choral adj. cat-o-nine-tails n. collapse v. To subject to punitive measures. Mercy. Pertaining or peculiar to common speech as distinguished from literary. comical adj. choleric adj. charlatan n. Any overwhelming flood of water. coalescence n. collective adj. The part of the town or district in which the troops are quartered. clarion n. cohesive adj. To calculate arithmetically. One who makes or sells cloth or clothing. as of possessions or rights. To fascinate. as at one's failures or errors. chasten v. or for blasting. revoking. comestible adj. A secret agreement for a wrongful purpose. A charge for a firearm. casual adj. Having the sails set for sailing as close to the wind as possible. census n. cohesion n. Surrender. Christ n. coincidence n. Funny. chromatic adj. chancery n. A title of Jesus christen v. An acute epidemic disease. The act or process of entrusting or consigning for safe-keeping. carouse v. Taking notice. eloquence. Any strikingly great person or object. chiffon n. clearance n. Easily provoked to anger. Indirect or roundabout expression. The act or process of coming together so as to form one body. To labor or cooperate with another or others. Fit to be eaten. caustic adj. centiliter n. cessation n. cognate adj. Appealing strongly to the reason or conscience. colossus n. A fatal or serious accident or disaster. casualty n. cite v. A small shrill trumpet or bugle. A sign (^) placed below a line. Any article of personal property. chaos n. To punish. cogent adj. chivalry n. cipher v. cereal adj. especially in literary or scientific pursuits. Catholicism n. A hundredth of a liter. comely adj. as of right. a picture or description in which natural characteristics are exaggerated or distorted. cathode n. intended for. The system. Of prime or special importance. commemorate v. Urgent in complaint or demand. One of the divisions of an extended poem. To burn or sear as with a heated iron. clamor. coincident adj. To render intelligible. Belonging. coagulate v. A yawning hollow. Keen vexation. collier n. as of objects of art. ceremonial adj. Sexual or moral purity. coddle v. characterize v. Form of speech used only or chiefly in conversation. Discontinuance. A captain of a company of one hundred infantry in the ancient Roman army. books. To refer to specifically. and differences. captious adj. as of a chapter. evening dress. by chance. and practice of the Roman Catholic Church. as by heat. To drink deeply and in boisterous or jovial manner. as distinguished from a common-law court. To name in baptism. section. etc. Forcible constraint or restraint. Any strong fortress. Taking place at the same time. A minute vessel having walls composed of a single layer of cells. Combination in a body or mass. document. ceremonious adj. A series of illustrative or explanatory notes on any important work. An associate in professional employment. Handsome. Opacity of the lens of the eye resulting in complete or partial blindness. collaborate v. clangor n. or by a ferment. caricature n. Judging severely or harshly. A castle or manor-house. A length of one hundredth of a meter. chastise v. An official examiner of manuscripts empowered to prohibit their publication. cardinal adj. or product. Sensual. cognizant adj. carnivorous adj. A very thin gauze used for trimmings. Consisting of a number of persons or objects considered as gathered into a mass. close-hauled adj. To change into a clot or a jelly. A private meeting of members of a political party to select candidates. centurion n. fall in. circumlocution n. To describe by distinctive marks or peculiarities. chronometer n. indicating where omitted words. A whim. caucus n. To arrange in a class or classes on the basis of observed resemblance. coercive adj. combination. carcass n. classify v. circumscribe v. codicil n. cataract n. citadel n.
complaisant adj. One who agrees with others to cooperate in accomplishing some unlawful purpose. conservatism n. conscript v. confessor n. as by burning. confederate n. An arbitrary assemblage or group of stars. To plot. or the things so joined. contemptible adj. concussion n. conformation n. To press together or into smaller space. compulsion n. consonant adj. confinement n. To make complete. contagious adj. To put something. confederacy n. contemporary adj. Occurring or acting together. or agreement. Panic. Self-restraint with respect to desires. complaisance n. To force into military service. confer v. consecutive adj. compress v. Descended from the same parent or ancestor. manner. characterized by rivalry. To bind. The state or feeling of trust in or reliance upon another. conceit n. contagion n. signify. Disdainful. A collective unanimous opinion of a number of persons. To bestow. To consider thoughtfully. Agreeable. To overcome by force. especially something less severe. composure n. consternation n. A violent shock to some organ by a fall or a sudden blow. One who is united with others in a league. . Self-flattering opinion. especially in a perplexing manner. Pertaining to marriage. The place where streams meet. console v. sorrow. complicate v. A person with whom another confers. conjunction n. contemporaneous adj. occurring. as candy. conduit n. constituency n. confidant n. To pollute. congeal v. consummate v. concurrent adj. The place in which a consul transacts official business. conjugation n. connote v. and thinks. constellation n. comparison n. chiefly to represent his country. The act or state or conforming. complacence n. Aware that one lives. A great fire. A critical judge of art. consignor n. General structure. consumptive adj. An officer appointed to reside in a foreign city. condense v. One who has the right to vote at an election. contemptuous adj. conductible adj. Complicated. conservative adj. Correspondence in form. Ability to know. comparable adj. Cone-bearing trees. difficult.. or the state of being commodity n. Transmitting disease. conclusive adj. Harmony. Pertaining to marriage or matrimony. appetites. To abridge. conscience n. conformity n. connive v. consecrate v. A state of permanence. The candy collectively that a confectioner makes or sells. comprehensive adj. The communication of disease from person to person. complication n. To bring together into a crowd. condensation n. conscientious adj. conspicuous adj. confront v. or by using up. comprise v. To agree. conjecture n. connoisseur n. A means for conducting something. Harmony. form. competence n. comport v. A person to whom goods or other property has been entrusted. Harmonious. The state or quality of being in accord with. A disturbance or violent agitation. especially one with thorough knowledge and sound judgment of art. compensate v. An intermingling or combination of things or parts. and passion. A number of states or persons in compact or league with each other. concord n. as for mutual aid.FreeVocabulary. confident adj. Designed for gradual destruction. A rival. feels. Expression of sympathy with a person in pain. Living. compliment v. To bring to completion. contiguity n. a forest.com committal n. Having kindred character or tastes. To make complex. A constituent element or part. constituent n. An officer whose duty is to maintain the peace. To combine into one body or system. etc. marital rights. comprehensible adj. Remorseful feeling. To come down voluntarily to equal terms with inferiors. The state of being joined together. complex adj. To encounter. conjugate adj. compunction n. confectionery n. complicity n. conciliatory adj. congenial adj. consensus n. confide v. Capable of being conducted or transmitted. Clearly visible. Living or existing at the same time. coniferous adj. conduce v. Agreement. Sufficient to convince or decide. To address or gratify with expressions of delicate praise. consumption n. competitive adj. To unite. consistency n. To conduct or behave (oneself). or hard to deal with. condolence n. To set apart as sacred. The faculty in man by which he distinguishes between right and wrong in character and conduct. Constraint. fact. commute v. consonance n. or existing at the same time. Satisfaction with one's acts or surroundings. or outline. confiscate v. consanguineous adj. in place of. concur v. One who entrusts. or use. concession n. Qualified. conferee n. The inhabitants or voters in a district represented in a legislative body. eating. Adhering to the existing order of things. A stream that unites with another. Following in uninterrupted succession. compressible adj. as by force or authority. The act or process of making dense or denser. The state or condition of being joined together. conducive adj. particularly a tube. One who exerts oneself in opposition or rivalry. contaminate v. Joined together in pairs. To surrender. consolidate v. concordance n. Coercion. A guess. A spiritual advisor. pipe. To remunerate. condescend v. To appropriate (private property) as forfeited to the public use or treasury. Politeness. or result of committing. Adequate qualification or capacity. Yielding. confidence n. as in wrong-doing or with a wrong-doer. conciliate v. as of many buildings. comparative adj. compression n. compact. To obtain the friendship of.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 collect into a mass. conjugal adj. conquer v. To consist of. or misfortune. or the like. confluence n. Gradual destruction. A companion or associate. To mean. Touching or joining at the edge or boundary. comprehension n. Fit to be compared. conceive v. To ascertain by mathematical calculation. continence n. Calmness. A musical composition. petition. component n. consign v. mental image or thought of. contiguous adj. connubial adj. compulsory adj. Tendency to adhere to the existing order of things. as difficulties or obstacles. To be in collusion. or claim. Pleased or satisfied with oneself. conformable adj. contemplate v. Intelligible. An institution for instruction and training in music and declamation. Restriction within limits or boundaries. To form an idea. Proximity. or admitted in response to a demand. or married persons. consort n. Examination of two or more objects with reference to their likeness or unlikeness. To bring about. One to whom secrets are entrusted. concurrence n. or passageway for a fluid. To comfort. wearing out. Tending to reconcile. compute v. contender n. concerto n. Contributing to an end. congregate v. Governed by moral standard. competent adj. Forced. commotion n. Anything granted or yielded. Being in agreement or harmony with. Something that is bought and sold. complement v. consulate n. Capable of being pressed into smaller compass. constrict v. conscious adj. conflagration n. Large in scope or content. compliant adj. conspirator n. conservatory n. conspire v. conjoin v. Relative. congest v. To coagulate. consignee n. conformance n. To reveal in trust or confidence. consul n. Participation or partnership. complacent adj. SAT math and more free at www. confluent n. Assured. The act. competitor n. concede v. etc. Worthy of scorn or disdain. To entrust. constable n.
Thoroughly informed. To cause spasms in. contrive v. corpuscle n. Easily deceived. crevice n. crusade n. time. crystallize v. That by which anything is transported. convene v. Capable of reformation. corpulent adj. Belief. especially that part enclosing the brain. A minute particle of matter. including astronomy. counteract v. A deep crack or fissure in the ice of a glacier. covenant n. cynosure n. compressed. Confirmation. coronation n. A cross-demand alleged by a defendant in his favor against the plaintiff. To manage or carry through by some device or scheme. harsh. crockery n. Rapid and superficial. converge v. Recovering health after sickness. A fleet and spirited horse. A house or office used for transacting business. cursive adj. courtesy n. continuous adj. or prolonged without separation or interruption of sequence. The skull of an animal. Resembling or containing cream. counting-house n. A cosmopolitan character. countervail v. To cause to incline and approach nearer together. To move with a circling or winding motion. cupidity n. A vehement desire. One who gives or furnishes. To bruise by a blow. convolve v. Mutually involving or implying one another. as proof or conviction. Prolongation. curio n. convolution n. perfect in order and arrangement. or one who has charge of a ship's boat and its crew under an officer. A standard by which to determine the correctness of a judgment or conclusion. convivial adj. convenience n. Contempt for the opinions of others and of what others value. cornice n. The science that describes the universe. and geology. cosmos n. various degrees of noble rank less than sovereign. Politeness originating in kindness and exercised habitually. To offset. contradictory adj. SAT math and more free at www. convulse v. corruptible adj. or to good-fellowship in eating or drinking. Concise. Earthenware made from baked clay. conversion n. Connected. contravene v. cursory adj. convoy n. as through fear or shame. The assertion of the opposite of that which has been said. Like a circle. credulous adj. That which causes gradual decay by crumbling or surface disintegration. A person having charge as of a library or museum. cosmology n. convertible adj. creamery n. cudgel n. A place for cremating dead bodies. Common to all the world. squeaking sound. Avarice. controller n.com contingency n. Contemptuous disregard of the requirements of rightful authority. To recover after a sickness. for a common purpose. A rugged. contumacious adj. corporate adj. convergent adj. counter-claim n. A guilty person. To twist into a misshapen form. Change from one state or position to another. A sharp. A rustic. extended. Writing in which the letters are joined together. conversant adj. An agreement entered into by two or more persons or parties. To prevent or obstruct the operation of. A flirt. creamy adj. as opposed to thin or fine. To crouch down tremblingly.FreeVocabulary. Interchangeable. Capable of being remedied or corrected. The state of progressive restoration to health and strength after the cessation of disease. Anything written in characters that are secret or so arranged as to have hidden meaning. A doctrine of creation or of the origin of the universe. A short thick stick used as a club. contribution n. corollary n. Believable. To bring together or give fixed shape to. correspondence. cower v. A protecting force accompanying property in course of transportation. The act or ceremony of crowning a monarch. courser n. coxswain n. Made to resemble something else. courageous adj. A winding motion. crawfish. contort v. corrosion n. critique n. Having a crust-like shell. creed n. crass adj. Uninterrupted connection in space. A placing opposite. corporal adj. Pertaining to the universe. Brave. in common with others. counterpart n. Something taken with another for the completion of either. counterfeit adj. Not predictable. coronet n. culinary adj. credence n. contumacy n. inventing. and abrupt in act or expression. course n. cull v. bookkeeping. Inferior crown denoting. corpse n. cosmopolitanism n. curtail v. contraposition n. cynicism n. A violent and abnormal muscular contraction of the body. corrode v. convalesce v. A number or body of persons in some way associated or acting together. Fitness. Coarse or thick in nature or structure. A proposition following so obviously from another that it requires little demonstration. culvert n. or development. Open to bribery. A downward movement of the body by bending the knees.5000 Collegiate Words with Brief Definitions – Amass an Ivy League Vocabulary! 7-CD Edition: All you have to do is listen 15 minutes a day for 4 weeks to absorb 5000 words. The world or universe considered as a system. cosmic adj. control v. crematory adj. or adapting something to or for a special purpose. Rebellious. countercharge v. continuity n. Broken in spirit because of a sense of sin. To summon or cause to assemble. etc. Devoted to feasting. as between two contiguous surfaces. cornucopia n. or governing influence over. as of time or place. especially the complexion. Gradual decay by crumbling or surface disintegration. covey n. Exhibiting moral skepticism. To accuse in return. To cut off or cut short. That to which general interest or attention is directed. operation. One who steers a rowboat. A bruise. A butter-making establishment. cosmopolitan adj. according to its form. Possibility of happening. contrivance n. covert adj. The act planning. To act in opposition to. corroboration n. contingent adj. To exercise a directing. cranium n. A small fissure. restraining. A trying and purifying test or agency. corps n. Plenteous. crabs. corrigible adj. To put in some relation of connection or correspondence. Belonging to a corporation. correlative adj. craving n. Pertaining to the art of beautifying. devising. Permanence. symbolizing peace and prosperity. vigorously prosecuted. convalescent adj. . contradiction n. Inconsistent with itself. The horn of plenty. corroborate v. continuation n. convalescence n. curable adj. counterbalance v. either with or without the breaking of the skin. culprit n. To ruin or destroy little by little. To oppose with an equal force. cosmetic adj. A dead body. crucible n. Belonging or relating to the body as opposed to the mind. Line of motion or direction. etc. conveyance n. countryman n. Of a material nature. To pick or sort out from the rest. continuance n. Guilty. One who or that which regulates or directs. contraband n. A young swan. cosmography n. crag n. Any artificial covered channel for the passage of water through a bank or under a road. physical. or from one form to another. Obese. cryptogram n. contrite adj. in behalf of an idea or principle. credible adj. geography. cynical adj. correlate v. curt adj. especially for an evil purpose. cygnet n. cycloid adj. Curving like the segment of the globe or of the surface of a circle. culpable adj. An ornamental molding running round the walls of a room close to the ceiling. cosmogony n. Of or pertaining to cooking or the kitchen. daring adj. crevasse n. corporeal adj. The general science of the universe. crustacean adj. curtsy n. corrosive n. corruption n. Any concerted movement. convulsion n. coquette n. A flock of quails or partridges. rocky projection on a cliff or ledge. Loss of purity or integrity. A formal summary of fundamental points of religious belief. creak n. copious adj. curator n. criterion n. Pertaining to a division of arthropods. Brave. convex adj. contuse v. The act of giving for a common purpose. contusion n. canal. Concealed. containing lobsters. To strengthen. Trade forbidden by law or treaty. A criticism or critical review. crustaceous adj. Tending to one point. contributor n. A piece of bric-a-brac.
deportment n. The natural history of trees.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. denude v. debase v. deist n. demise n. etc. Diminution. Founded on the number 10. demonstrable adj. Having an exact signification or positive meaning. To deem worthy of notice or account. or odium. exhaustion. To take or send away forcibly. To become worse or inferior. A length of ten meters. The change of endings in nouns and adj. dead-heat n. starting-point. demented adj. Laying down. defamation n. To point out or publicly accuse as deserving of punishment. Darwinism n. Any preparation used for cleaning the teeth. Testimony legally taken on interrogatories and reduced to writing. depress v. To mar or disfigure the face or external surface of. A god. demonstrate v. SAT math and more free at www. defer v. Hurtful. as to a penal colony. To cut off or take away. depopulate v. or dress. decameter n. deforest v. as a part of something. as by old age or some chronic infirmity. One who proves in a convincing and conclusive manner. deify v. deign v. decrepit adj. defray v. A speech recited or intended for recitation from memory in public. denunciation n. decency n.FreeVocabulary. debut n. delectation n. demulcent n. To annihilate. The ten commandments. Insane. Falsehood. dehydrate v. One who believes in God. Conclusive. Delightful to the taste or to the senses. decagon n. Falling off at maturity as petals after flowering. day-man n. but denies supernatural revelation. A human skull as a symbol of death. deplore v. To take away honors or position from. To prove indubitably. dedication n. or given fact. deficient adj. deficiency n. Fraudulent. To mislead by or as by falsehood. delectable adj. depository n. denouement n. with hope for the opposite. or has an amount deposited. demobilize v. or divine person. A falling of the spirits. To find out the true words or meaning of. To clear of forests. A volume consisting of ten parts or books. Delight. Carried on in resistance to aggression. denominate v. Enfeebled. definite adj. To give a name or epithet to. derivation n. To cause to turn aside or downward. death's-head n. demolish v. Mistaken conviction. deliquesce v. demonstrative adj. Capable of positive proof. delicacy n. Deportment. The voluntary consecration or relinquishment of something to an end or cause. defraud v. datum n. as of something customary. denomination n. censure. Neglectful of obligation. deplete v. derrick n. deceive v. dearth n. Decameron n. defensive adj. degradation n. To strip the covering from. to express their different relations of gender. decasyllable n. To designate by word or mark. That part of a play or story in which the mystery is cleared up. deity n. A premise. A place where anything is kept in safety. Not having an adequate or proper supply or amount. deride v. Fearless. A race in which two or more competitors come out even. decoy n. decimal adj. Like a tree.com darkling adv. To regard or worship as a god. deform v. defensible adj. deport v. Having gentle or courteous bearing or manner. denounce v. To mislead the mind or judgment of. To regard with grief or sorrow. A becoming worse. deceitful adj. or judgment. Subject to contention or dispute. A full and formal style of utterance. To slander. demagnetize v. Characterized by bold or insolent opposition. declamation n. decapod adj. Deepness. Characterized by propriety of conduct. To deprive of something dishonestly. A weight of 10 grams. Part of a fraction which expresses the number of equal parts into which the unit is divided. To deduce. An unprincipled politician. decorate v. defame v. Contemptible. the detention of a vessel beyond the specified time of sailing. manners. To render bad. One who makes a deposit. A disfigurement. Suitable for the occasion or circumstances. Ridicule. Ten-footed or ten-armed. To destroy a measurable or large proportion of. To express disapproval or regret for. or explicit statement or affirmation. goddess. deplorable adj. demeanor n. deflect v. Blindly. morally or physically. degenerate v. delusion n. A line of ten syllables. Demeanor. To deprive of water. To make payment for. The act of declaring an action or person worthy of reprobation or punishment. as troops. defendant n. depositor n. decimate v. A body of Christians united by a common faith and form of worship and discipline. decent adj. To remove the inhabitants from. A figure with ten sides and ten angles. Inclined to strong exhibition or expression of feeling or thoughts. To dishearten. . derelict adj. and there is no winner. denizen n. dastard n. as of strength or magnitude. A mark for failure or bad conduct. The branch of medical science which relates to the skin and its diseases. Moral fitness. debatable adj. dermatology n. An apparatus for hoisting and swinging great weights. depression n. To behead. Scarcity. as something hardly legible. That which is agreeable to a fine taste. To lower in character or virtue. Respectful submission or yielding. derive v. To ridicule. That process by which a word is traced from its original root or primitive form and meaning. A day-laborer. The doctrine that natural selection has been the prime cause of evolution of higher forms. decipher v. decagram n. wishes. delude v. demonstrator n. Melancholy. decaliter n. derivative adj. deluge v. A person against whom a suit is brought. positive. especially morally bad. decalogue n. default n. deponent adj. as from a premise. To delay or put off to some other time. especially when more or less enduring. deceit n. debonair adj. derision n. denominator n. decapitate v. degrade v. deciduous adj. dauntless adj. demagogue n. depreciation n. defiant adj. To press down. dentifrice n. A lowering in value or an underrating in worth. or waste. A first appearance in society or on the stage. deface v. Inhabitant. To leave suddenly or unexpectedly. Death. declension n. To lessen the worth of. depth n. deposition n. To embellish. denote v. Malicious and groundless injury done to the reputation or good name of another. depreciate v. The neglect or omission of a legal requirement. A base coward. To represent by sketch or diagram. Any application soothing to an irritable surface demurrage n. A liquid and dry measure of 10 liters. fruit when ripe. Containing a formal. deprave v.or desirable. Anything that allures. delirious adj. decorous adj. derisible adj. as to another's opinion. To reduce or lessen. defalcate v. speech. To derive or draw as a conclusion by reasoning from given premises or principles. deject v. To deprive (a magnet) of magnetism. degeneracy n. Capable of being maintained or justified. decamp v. for use as evidence in court. declamatory adj. dendrology n. deduce v. Lack or insufficiency. deformity n. To disband. dejection n. essential . as by use. deference n. To dissolve gradually and become liquid by absorption of moisture from the air. deprecate v. Raving. decisive ad. To overwhelm with a flood of water. Coming or acquired from some origin. delineate v. demerit n. dendroid adj. Open to ridicule. To disfigure. declarative adj. or is intended to allures into danger or temptation. deleterious adj.
disappoint v. Tending to cause delay. discrepant adj. discountenance v. disciplinary adj. discredit v. displace v. To fail to fulfill the expectation. To invent. deterrent adj. dilate v. dishabille n. Denial. A superficial amateur. detriment n. To frighten away. diminution n. Opposite. To undo or dissolve the connection or association of. disconsolate adj. To get first sight or knowledge of. or responsibility to. Verbal controversy. Contemptible. disjunctive adj. dialectician n. disrupt v. disciple n. desperado n. To deprive of an inheritance. To unclothe. disqualify v. difference n. desist v. disreputable adj. despond v. as something previously unknown or unperceived. Not connected with what precedes. Having the nature of systematic training or subjection to authority. destitute adj. Impartial. dignitary n. digraph n. disfavor n. Helping or serving to disconnect or separate. dispensation n. differential adj. A substance used to destroy the germs of infectious diseases. devilry n. despotism n. Characteristic of the devil. or otherwise remove from a horse or the like. disobedient adj. disagree 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. devise v. One who refuses to believe. dismount v. disallow v. as that of wounds. A formal conversation in which two or more take part. To be opposite in opinion. To regard with blame. To displease. detract v. descry v. Debate. To reject. To impair or injure the beauty. disapprove v. dilute v. or loss. The act of deciding. A representative of one sovereign state at the capital or court of another. diabolic adj. Displacement by authority from an office or an employment. Hindering from action through fear. disavowal n. dexterity n. discontinuance n. devious adj. Pertaining to teaching. Untrustworthy. To abandon without regard to the welfare of the abandoned desiccant n. despite prep. Containing only two atoms. desert v. To withhold permission or sanction. diligence n. To put out of proper place or order. Careful and persevering effort to accomplish what is undertaken. disown v. Disregard.FreeVocabulary. Characterized by special tact in negotiations. determinate adj. Any remedy which. discolor v. Undress or negligent attire. To turn aside from the main subject and for a time dwell on some incidental matter. diphthong n. Absence of harmoniousness. discomfit v. diffident adj. Poverty-stricken. desistance n. Utter hopelessness and despondency. dialogue n. etc. dilapidated pa. Any essential characteristic of a species by reason of which it differs from other species. discipline v. Affected or possessed with self-distrust. disinherit v. To distinguish. A union of two characters representing a single sound. To deprive of actual occupancy. desultory adj. diffusible adj. The act of moving or going downward. A situation in which a choice between opposing modes of conduct is necessary. An absolute and irresponsible monarch. To put out of the proper or accustomed place. descendent adj. To disavow any claim to. or skill in conducting any kind of negotiations or in social matters. diacritical adj. precision. dislocate v. To injure the reputation of. disparage v. or desire of. To become detached. push off. In spite of. Distinctive. Neglecting or refusing to obey. To acquire a distinct and separate character. To deprive of any right privilege or power disengage v. Marking a difference. as money from a fund. disbeliever n. dries up or absorbs moisture. dimly adv. To make more fluid or less concentrated by admixture with something. Inequality. dishonest adj. Any severe and strict rule in which the judgment of the governed has little or no part. disarrange v. Proceeding downward. discursive adj. To stain. Neglect or refusal to comply with an authoritative injunction. desperate adj. Cessation. discover v. as a child. diatribe n. One who believes the teaching of another. disputation n. Something that causes damage. diplomacy n. To put to confusion. One remarkable for tact and shrewd management. disappear v. Judicious. Dissimilarity in any respect. digress v. despondent adj. Transparent. disinfect v. To refuse to acknowledge as one's own or as connected with oneself. Readiness. disparity n. To select or appoint. disburse v. One who is descended lineally from another. To train to obedience. dissect v. Spreading rapidly through the system and acting quickly. determination n. dissatisfy v. The state of being positively uncomfortable. disenfranchise v. deviate v. discord n. differentiate v. dilatory adj. To cut apart or to pieces. disavow v. discernible adj. depreciation. Dispersion. A positive utterance. dialect n. or appearance of. hope. To drive away by or as by scattering in different directions. disarm v. efficiency. Malicious mischief. That which is bestowed on or appointed to one from a higher power. To discern. despicable adj. grandchild. To lose spirit. or hope. disclaim v. disconnect v. Resorted to in a last extremity. diplomat n. To take away in such manner as to lessen value or estimation. disinfectant n. by its characteristic phenomena. To disenchant. discard v. One who holds high rank. deteriorate v. diplomatic adj. disillusion v. To cease to exist. designate v. shrewdness. Self-distrust. disquiet v. Out of the common or regular track. Determination of the distinctive nature of a disease. didactic adj. To dislike or hate with intensity. To cease from action. To take a different course. Passing from one subject to another. To deprive of peace or tranquility. as a disease. SAT math and more free at www. To enlarge in all directions. To grow worse. and ease in any physical activity or in any mechanical work. dismissal n. To push down forcibly. either actually or for the time being. dilemma n. despot n. especially of real estate. Fallen into decay or partial ruin. Tact. connection with. To draw a distinction. Definitely limited or fixed. devout adj. differentia n. discussion n. diagnosis n. courage. A bitter or malicious criticism. dispel v. detrude v. To look upon with disfavor. To deprive of weapons. Dishonorable or disgraceful. To debar. . One without regard for law or life. To disencumber. descent n. or who adopts and follows some doctrine. To regard or speak of slightingly. Obscurely. To throw out of order. when applied externally. A logician. diatomic adj. Grief-stricken. discomfort n. To take no notice of. diffusion n. To disclaim responsibility for. To throw down. Disheartened. To remove or destroy the poison of infectious or contagious diseases. disfigure v. diffidence n. deviltry n. despair n. deter v. symmetry. disregard v. disobedience n. To burst or break asunder. Perceivable. A bad name or character. diaphanous adj. wish. as by authority. Religious. or as if prompted by utter despair. Wanton and malicious mischief. To pay out or expend. discriminate v. dictum n. disrepute n.com descendant n. Forms of speech collectively that are peculiar to the people of a particular district. diagnose v. disinterested adj. diplomatist n. disburden v. The sound produced by combining two vowels in to a single syllable or running together the sounds. Interruption or intermission. dispossess v. disrobe v. Reduction. detest v. discreet adj. dilettante n.
Lack of confidence in the power. To relate or represent in a dramatic or theatrical manner. A word of two syllables. divisible adj. donee n. domesticity n. effervescent adj. dogmatize v. A note or designation of honor. Dissimilitude. Daily. Subject to a duty. dutiful adj. a cavalryman. To obliterate. or pleading. Ascendancy. Lamentation. Able to be turned from the accustomed course or a line of action already established. The quality or character of being godlike. duet n. distensible 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. Opening in flower. dissolve v. The theory that places man's chief good in the completeness of self. ebullient adj. dissonant adj. A divulging. divagation n. Peculiar. Having two parts. The place where one lives. effeminate adj. effective adj. To bubble up. dissonance n. Showing enthusiasm or exhilaration of feeling. Idiosyncrasy. efflorescent adj. diversity n. divergent adj. as into wire or a thread. specifically of clothes. effuse v. Expressing or causing sorrow or pain. drought n. disunion n. To disperse or disappear. One who writes plays. doubly adv. docket n. distill v. The force which. duckling n. To change the purpose or alter the plans of by persuasion. dolesome adj. dissension n. dissemble v. docile adj. A statement of religious faith or duty formulated by a body claiming authority. Conspicuously prominent. An article in a periodical written by the editor and published as an official argument. dissipation n. dissipate v. Hard and constant work in any menial or dull occupation. effeminacy n. dissolution n. divinity n. A young duck. Easy to manage. Control by the exercise of power or constituted authority. The act of changing the purpose of or altering the plans of through persuasion. dominate v. as something previously private or secret. or strengthen. One of a pair of like things. especially in morals or religion. An ill turn. Bewildered. domineer v. Making statements without argument or evidence. or a flowery appearance. durance n. or accouterments or disinvestment. Digression. efficacy n. divination n. Splendor. Heavy with sleepiness. One who makes a donation or present. SAT math and more free at www. Self-conceit. edict n. drainage n. effulgence n. To subject a person to distress. A modern and an ancient Greek coin. donator n. Fit for a destined purpose. Separation of relations or interests. dolorous adj. To spend sparingly. specifically of a plant or an animal. diurnal adj. egoist n. divertible adj. duteous adj. The state of being dispersed or scattered. effluvium n. dragoon n. Womanishness. etc. To make positive assertions without supporting them by argument or evidence. The period of time during which anything lasts. especially a customs duty. Being in a state of or resembling sleep. Harsh or disagreeable in sound. dragnet n. edify v. The female of the deer. Melancholy. In twofold degree or extent. as by heat or moisture. dominance n. Having womanish traits or qualities. The power to produce an intended effect as shown in the production of it. The property which a wife brings to her husband in marriage. A composition for two voices or instruments. pipes. efficient adj. . dramatist n. Double-dealing. Edible. To rule with insolence or unnecessary annoyance. To tell or make known. doe n. Discord. as seed is sown. diversion n. eccentricity n. an outpouring. The means of draining collectively. A net to be drawn along the bottom of the water. Capable of being separated into parts. effete adj. effect n. efflorescence n. eccentric adj. Expansion. would give it a velocity of 1 cm/s. distend v. Unblushing impudence. effervesce v. dogmatic adj. One who advocates or practices egoism. Confinement. A sphere or field of action or interest. Separation of the more volatile parts of a substance from those less volatile. Thesis. dissever v. To bestow as a gift. officially recognizing superiority or success in studies. dwindle v. dubious adj. Efficient. effectual adj. egotist n. dowry n. dolor n. Rapturous excitement or exaltation. Effective. egotism n. wisdom. Angry or violent difference of opinion. distillation n. A breaking up of a union of persons. dogma n. One who disagrees. effusion n. Capable of various forms. divulgence n. especially for a worthy cause. dormant adj. dominant adj. To extract or produce by vaporization and condensation. dun v. earnest adj. domain n. A noxious or ill-smelling exhalation from decaying or putrefying matter. applied to a mass of one gram for 1 second. To twist into an unnatural or irregular form. divulge v. drudgery n. as a system of conduits. One occupied in the business of distilling alcoholic liquors. One given to self-mention or who is constantly telling of his own views and experiences. duration n. doublet n. trenches. Acting vigorously. Exhausted. domicile n.FreeVocabulary. Pastime. distraught adj. Lewd. diverse adj. dyne n. That which is uttered or proclaimed by authority as a rule of action. dissentient n. or pleading. efface v. A person to whom a donation is made. eclipse n. ecstatic adj. doleful adj. egoism n. Capable of being stretched out or expanded in every direction. eatable adj. domination n. Enraptured. The pretended forecast of future events or discovery of what is lost or hidden. dutiable adj. To stretch out or expand in every direction. distort v. disservice n. duplex adj.com dissection n. dissolute adj. drastic adj. duplicity n. To influence controllingly. To pour forth. effrontery n. ornaments. Showing submission to natural superiors. drachma n. dramatize v. One who subjects a person to distress. drowsy adj. counsel. To build up. Contentious. educe v. distiller n. dissentious adj. especially when so long continued as to cause vegetation to wither. editorial n. disseminate v. Suitable to be eaten. Tending in different directions. ecstasy n. Ardent in spirit and speech. efficacious adj. dissertation n. Disagreement. That by which a number or quantity is divided. One who makes a donation or present. To turn from the accustomed course or a line of action already established. A disease or malady. distrainor n. Life in or fondness for one's home and family. or good intent of any person. The state of possessing adequate skill or knowledge for the performance of a duty. To diminish or become less. distrust n. The act or operation of cutting in pieces. To hide by pretending something different. Obedient. dissuade v. divisor n. Doubtful. divest v. To sow or scatter abroad. edible adj. The obstruction of a heavenly body by its entering into the shadow of another body. distention n. Having and exercising the power to produce effects or results. dissent n. Capable of being drawn out. To liquefy or soften. divert v. as having performed its functions. To divide. To make a demand or repeated demands on for payment. The state of being flowery. distrain v. The registry of judgments of a court. donate v. disyllable n. Melancholy. Giving off bubbles of gas. efficiency n. economize v. A consequence. dissuasion n. distinction n. donor n. To strip. In the British army. Anything made of clay and baked in a kiln or dried in the sun. dissimilar adj. earthenware n. Different. Dry weather. ductile adj. To draw out. distemper n.
entreaty n. A complete thing. Hatred. ennoble v. epicure n. inflection. A interval of time. To fortify or protect. merit. energetic adj. as in search of adventure or opportunity for gallant deeds. elusion n. usually spiritual. enlighten v. Immensity. estimable adj. To evade the search or pursuit of by dexterity or artifice. Epicurean adj. equivocal adj. endurable adj. enigma n. as in “Father Aeneas. A wide lower part of a tidal river. emporium n. etc. To interweave. entrench v. distress. electrotype n. emeritus adj. encomium n. queen of England. encyclopedia n. A pithy phrasing of a shrewd observation. The art of correct intonation. To bring or hold under any overmastering influence. entomology n. elapse v. To alienate. enervate v. Spoken with any special impressiveness laid upon an act. erroneous adj. gift. To give courage to. or set of words.FreeVocabulary. An incident or story in a literary work. history. To destroy thoroughly. An obstruction or plugging up of an artery or other blood-vessel. To invade partially or insidiously and appropriate the possessions of another. To cause to see clearly. errant adj. Word used adjectivally to describe some quality or attribute of is objects. Peculiar to some specified country or people. eminence n. epicycloid n. Characterized by fairness. To separate and cast aside. epiphany n. eject v. erratic adj. enmity n. Gigantic. embezzle v. elasticity n. enormous adj. as by legislative act. eligible adj. or region for the purpose of settling or residing in another. equivalent adj. To go from one country. enumerate v. esthetic adj. embody v. An inscription on a tomb or monument in honor or in memory of the dead. One who cultivates a delicate taste for eating and drinking. Intended for general circulation. enfranchise v. Evenness of mind or temper. The ability to suffer pain. Any appearance or bodily manifestation of a deity. engrave v. equanimity n. Equal in value. enshrine v. essence n. meaning. elucidate v. or grace. enthuse v. To keep sacred. formulate. To name one by one. compact or visible form. epicycle n. enfeeble v. To render flustered or agitated. One who works for wages or a salary. To keep clear of. eradicate v. enamor v. An elevated position with respect to rank. enrage v. To delegate authority to. To infuriate. Authoritative stoppage of foreign commerce or of any special trade. That property of matter by which a body tends to return to a former shape after being changed. To expel. eloquent adj. emblazon v. and gesture in public speaking or reading. eliminate v. or a group of words. To make beautiful or elegant by adding attractive or ornamental features. To flow forth or proceed. Retired from active service but retained to an honorary position. memorable for extraordinary events. condition. To set on fire. To waste away in flesh. espy v. etc. A symbol. estrange v. enthusiastic adj. enkindle v. epode n. To misappropriate secretly. A bazaar or shop. eschew v. encourage v. To command. A riddle. encumber v. That which makes a thing to be what it is. employer n. esquire n. emigrant n. or esteem. enormity n. hardship. or the like. To quietly terminate: said of time. The call for a repetition. or stress laid upon some word. The process of decomposing a chemical compound by the passage of an electric current. To encircle. To produce. epidemic n. To bring out more clearly the facts concerning. To educe or extract gradually or without violence. Qualified for selection. emigrate v. To endow with some quality. A work containing information on subjects. endear v. character. electrolysis n. To release from bondage. as of some part of a play or performance. empower v. endanger v. To render ineffective or inoperative. The act of entering. SAT math and more free at www. or exemplify in a concrete. enthrone v. epizootic adj. enjoin v. enrapture v. Relating to Elizabeth. epithet n. erudite adj. embolism n. Fairness or impartiality. heroes. Extensive knowledge of literature. equity n. element n. To occupy completely. embarrass v. or courtesy. A coming into view. To enter voluntarily the military service by formal enrollment. epidermis n. Incorrect. entangle v. Tolerable. Very-learned. A metallic copy of any surface. encyclical adj. . To invest with sovereign power. To use words of double meaning. A circle that rolls upon the external or internal circumference of another circle. office. taste. embroil v. elude v. enhance v. or stress of any kind without succumbing. epoch n. erudition n. Having the ability to express emotion or feeling in lofty and impassioned speech. entree n. To make a beginning in some occupation or scheme. To involve in difficulties. Full of zeal and fervor. employee n. etc. To dignify. emanate v. equestrian adj. equivocate v. Roving or wandering. or strength of mind. To intensify. enlist v. elegy n. egress n. enthrall v.com egregious adj. eminent adj. or exhaustive of one subject. language. To pitch tents for a resting-place. A simplified representation. encompass v. or pertaining to daintiness of appetite. A poem celebrating in formal verse the mythical achievements of great personages. A state of balance. emergent adj. endemic adj. emancipate v. embolden v. entail v. To delight extravagantly or intensely. epic n. necessitate. A species of lyric poems. A component or essential part.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. epitaph n. Evasion. To render uniform. encamp v. as with a trench or ditch and wall. emphatic adj. Any special impressiveness added to an utterance or act. The branch of zoology that treats of insects. especially with the right to vote. To send or give out. To endow with a privilege. emergence n. separable from yet growing out of it. embark v. endue v. To set forth publicly or in glowing terms. encroach v. embellish v. High in station. Working vigorously. To imitate with intent to equal or surpass. To come into view or into existence. word. Indulging. entrails n. emit v. epigram n. emblem n. To entrap. encore n. episode n. estuary n. as a coin. epilogue n. entwine v. To involve in dissension or strife. endurance n.” epitome n. To cut or carve in or upon some surface. or to her era. emphasis n. emulate v. pl. ministering. state. To cause to be loved. Any place of exit. To expose to peril. One who uses or engages the services of other persons for pay. Irregular. Pertaining to beauty. To articulate or enunciate with special impressiveness upon a word. The close of a narrative or dramatic poem. as from some source. hope. embargo n. An earnest request. Prevailing among animals. force. equalize v. Coming into view. The outer skin. To express. or complications. confusion. or the fine arts. Ambiguous. emaciate v. A formal or discriminating expression of praise. entirety n. A lyric poem lamenting the dead. The internal parts of an animal. Pertaining to horses or horsemanship. equitable adj. To make into law. emphasize v. elicit v. engross v. To impede with obstacles. Elizabethan adj. One who moves from one place to settle in another. Wide-spread occurrence of a disease in a certain region. engender v. To yield to or display intense and rapturous feeling. enact v. To involve. To keep close watch. To debilitate. place. A title of dignity. elocution n. emerge v. A curve traced by a point on the circumference of a circle which rolls upon another circle. ensnare v. Worthy of respect. equilibrium n. Extreme. To inspire with courage. To inspire with ardent love.
That which passes the ordinary. Agreeableness of sound. as time or strength. facile adj. To make an effort. An accursed thing. quality. Going beyond usual and proper limits. A religious zealot. expanse n. Free. Causing or tending to cause exhaustion. excel v. Nervously high-strung. exempt adj. or development. extraordinary adj. exigency n. extinct adj. Turbulent. To hasten the movement or progress of. extenuate v. To obtain by violence. famish v. expiate v. extrajudicial adj. To make satisfaction or amends for. Deprivation of strength or energy. Having no essential relation to a subject. as from some liability. evidential adj. etc. SAT math and more free at www. A muscle that causes extension. exposition n. expository adj. An open situation or position in relation to the sun. excusable adj. Rich supply. evasion n. exclude v. eulogize v. evolution n. To speak or write a laudation of a person's life or character. To look forward to as certain or probable. fabricate v. Fitness to meet the requirements of a particular case. exorbitance n. exotic adj. Contributing to personal advantage. To make manifest or evident. or required limit. Hard to please. as in measure. evanesce v. factious adj. To discuss. exert v. explosion n. extension n. excellent adj. To drive out or away. facilitate v. severe. execrable adj. Ultimate. evangelist n. To praise in the highest terms. Seeking the conversion of sinners. extricate v. exodus n. To dispossess pursuant to judicial decree. elements. outgrowth. eugenic adj. fallible adj. Indicative. To inflict severe pain or agony upon. An extract or selection from written or printed matter. time or scope. extremity n. evict v. evince v. Thorough and complete in execution. exemplify v. Pertaining to a sudden and violent outbreak. The practice of obtaining by violence or compulsion. exaggerate v. To increase in range or scope. exhume v. extensive adj. Relating to the development and improvement of race. exceed v. facsimile n. expostulate v. Without studied or special preparation. side. or original to be copied or imitated. Abominable. extradition n. exhaustion n. A way or passage out. expulsion n. or the like. euphony n. euphemism n. extrude v. executor n. scope. fanatic n. expatriate v. evolve v. compulsion. That which is outside. explicate v. extemporaneous adj. Fleeting. eureka Greek. Speedy. excrescence n. To be superior or distinguished. extant adj. excess n. Illogical. exonerate v. extravagant adj. expectancy n. To remove by digging or scooping out. clear. expedite v. execration n. Forcible ejection. facetious adj. Being no longer in existence. exuberance n. evoke v. or the subjection of another to some necessity. Increase of amount. exemplar n. extravagance n. Development or growth. Unimaginative. fanciless adj. or border. Possession or continuance of being. To make more easy. excitable adj. Extended widely in space. Disentangle. expect v. Ease. exacerbate v. exposure n. Marked by great plentifulness. excavate v. exhilarate v. Pertaining to a formal presentation. or anything based on such reasoning. existence n. A title of honor bestowed upon various high officials. A going forth or departure from a place or country. extradite v. excerpt n. Escape. exhaust v. Land broken up and left to become mellow or to rest. as in space. To suffer extremity of hunger or thirst. The laying out or expending or money or other resources. proper. fancier n. exhaustible adj. Any unnatural addition. extempore adv. Amusing. expense n. Foreign. size. To overstate. Pertaining to the face. extensor n. Possession of eminently or unusually good qualities. A critical period or condition. or that farthest removed from a mean position. Any unsound or delusive mode of reasoning. skill. Intensified emotion or action. exasperate v. To vanish gradually. expectorate v. fallow n. One who supports extreme measures or holds extreme views. Not difficult to do. exhale v. fallacious adj. To drive from one's own country. or points of the compass. excitation n. Urgent. Possessing distinguished merit. The surrender by a government of a person accused of crime to the justice of another government. extinguish v. time. A spoken or written laudation of a person's life or character. exhaustive adj. excruciate v. exit n. Justifiable. A reaching or stretching out. fallacy n. evanescent adj. To excite great anger in. Definite. I have found it. or released. eulogy n. An exact copy or reproduction. excellency n. imputation. explode v. or restriction affecting others. external n. Happening out of court. To shut out purposely or forcibly. exorcise v. Formal presentation. A model. exorbitant adj. To show by example. especially of many people. excretion n. faction n. explicit adj. To turn inside out. exegesis n. To clear from involvement. extortion n. To render extinct. exuberant adj. To avoid by artifice. expedient adj. To breathe forth. To cause to burst in pieces by force from within. or scope. expansion 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. Characterized by agreeableness of sound. evade v. facility n. Incredible. Non-admission. power. Still existing and known. expediency n. To empty by draining off the contents. threats.com et cetera Latin. To invent fancifully or falsely. Unusual. Full of meaning. Undue expenditure of money. And so forth. To make more sharp. exigent adj. To unfold or expand. Anything relating or belonging to the outside. To diminish the gravity or importance of. excellence n. To spend. or virulent. Needlessly free or lavish in expenditure. exclusion n. extremist n. explosive adj. extraneous adj. euphonious adj. A preacher who goes from place to place holding services. exemplary adj. A number of persons combined for a common purpose. facet n. To go beyond. To dig out of the earth (what has been buried). To cast or drive out by religious or magical means. measure. exterior n. expand v. evert v. facial adj.FreeVocabulary. extensible adj. excursion n. pattern. A figure of speech by which a phrase less offensive is substituted. expressive adj. The act or state of looking forward to as certain or probable. Capable of being thrust out. or blame. Extravagance or enormity. fastidious adj. Fitted to serve as a model or example worthy of imitation. The getting rid of waste matter. To fill with high or cheerful spirits. Capable of erring. A continuous area or stretch. Biblical exposition or interpretation. To cough up and spit forth. One having a taste for or interest in special objects. A person nominated by the will of another to execute the will. Done or made without much or any preparation. extort v. To relieve or vindicate from accusation. eventual adj. expeditious adj. To surrender the custody of. extol v. . expend v. One of the small triangular plane surfaces of a diamond or other gem. action. A journey. or experience. exclamation n. A sudden and violent outbreak. To call or summon forth. The utmost point. fabulous adj. evangelical adj. An abrupt or emphatic expression of thought or of feeling. value.
Flushed with red. foible n. etc. Any growth of leaves. foreground n. fierce. That which is used to decorate the person or dress. A collection of tabular masses of floating polar ice. One who sells fish. financier n. The traditions. foresail n. change. forth adv. Spasmodic. SAT math and more free at www. To deny oneself. frivolous adj. Having a light. Monetary. . Pertaining to streams. fracture n. A state of constant movement. The upper part of the face. flimsy adj. A court opening directly from the street. fishmonger n. Besides. foreordain v. One skilled in or occupied with financial affairs or operations. frightful adj. fernery n. foppery n. A trifling act. The comparative number of any kind of occurrences within a given time or space. frivolity n. forgery n. florist n. Consisting of four. felicity n. To ward off. freethinker n. To predetermine. To pass backward and forward irregularly from one state or degree to another. foggy adj. Limited. forfeit v. One of a class of deities of the woods and herds represented as half human. finery n. flection n. foreigner n. ferocity n. fiscal adj. situated in. A member of an ancient secret fraternity originally confined to skilled artisans. thought. Counterfeiting. fragile adj. Brotherly. An ancestor. One who rejects authority or inspiration in religion. To go before as introducing or ushering in. forecast v. formation n. Characteristic of one who is unduly devoted to dress and the niceties of manners. To lose possession of through failure to fulfill some obligation. A strong point. fealty n. Openly scandalous. frequency n. foresee v. feudalism n. Idiotic faulty adj. The art of painting on a surface of plaster. felicitate v. filibuster n. A state of well-founded happiness. or derived from another country. forejudge v. The state. foreign adj. fiducial adj. A measure of length. Savageness. Pertaining to flowers. A citizen of a foreign country. Pertaining to the relation of lord and vassal. Created or formed by the imagination. or renewal. Ardent in feeling. felony n. ferocious adj. To judge of before hearing evidence. foresight n. To wish joy or happiness to. floe n. That part of the upper deck of a ship forward of the after fore-shrouds. Of a wild. frigidarium n. Imperfect. free trade n. 6 feet. A crack or crack-like depression. That part of a shore uncovered at low tide. fixture n. A sheet of paper folded once. forethought n. or deceptive movement. feminine adj. feint n. judgment. fray v. One who or that which is expected to remain permanently in its position. Concluding performance. To bar by judicial proceedings the equitable right of a mortgagor to redeem property. fidelity n. especially of evil. foreknowledge n. feudal adj. frankincense n. beliefs. Prescience. A square sail. finally adv. A personal weakness or failing. The extreme forward part of a ship's hold. A young bird. A break. A young deer. formula n. particularly on walls and ceilings. flue n. flatulence n. between the eyes and the hair. Thin and weak. To deny oneself the pleasure or profit of. fledgling n. A landed estate held under feudal tenure. forgo v. A room kept at a low temperature for preserving fruits. The feudal system. felon n. forte n. With directness. Accumulation of gas in the stomach and bowels. fictitious adj. One who attempts to obstruct legislation. One of the highest class of offenses. forerun v. fluctuate v. Patient courage. foreman n. foreclose v. Pliable. fissure n. A place in which ferns are grown. fretful adj.5000 Collegiate Words with Brief Definitions – Amass an Ivy League Vocabulary! 7-CD Edition: All you have to do is listen 15 minutes a day for 4 weeks to absorb 5000 words. The aggregate of plants growing without cultivation in a district. The state or quality of being final or complete. freemason n. Patient endurance or toleration of offenses. Difficult to accomplish. A festival or feast. At last. frantic adj. Indicative of faith or trust. florid adj. performed. forthright adv. To predict. meat. folklore n. To palm off. fragile adj. freshness n. fluctuation n. foppish adj. forcible adj. foolery n. fraternal adj. Provision against harm or need. Dandyism. trifling disposition. fraudulent adj. foist v. folio n. Into notice or view. or of a size adapted to folding once. foreshore n. foot-note n. forby adv. under the lowest deck. fatuous adj. forefather n. Violent. Subtle contrivance used to gain a point. A gum or resin which on burning yields aromatic fumes. finesse n. The captain of a flag-ship. and savage nature. Commerce unrestricted by tariff or customs. fiasco n. federate v. fervid adj. quality. To league together. foretell v. Characterized by extravagance and in general by want of good taste. fief n. formidable adj. finale n. Apt to induce terror or alarm. finality n. finite adj. fickle adj. Folly. fetus n. A brimless felt cap in the shape of a truncated cone. That part of a landscape or picture situated or represented as nearest the spectator. To fret at the edge so as to loosen or break the threads. fete n. flippant adj. frailty n. A complete or humiliating failure. pretense. Frequent irregular change back and forth from one state or degree to another. practicable. Having a ready or easy flow of words or ideas. financial adj. A smoke-duct in a chimney. and punishable with death or imprisonment. fraudulence n. forfend v. To be an omen or warning sign of. To provide with defensive works. To handle tenderly and lovingly. A dealer in flowers. fervor n. Obscure. Relative disposition of parts. festive adj. floral adj. The act of bending. fluential adj. fresco n. usually red with a black tassel. forswear v. Intense. fawn n. Joyous. Showing criminal or evil purpose. Fixed rule or set form. Predestination. faun n. forehead n. Pertaining to the treasury or public finances of a government. flagrant adj. foliage n. flux n. frigid adj. Premeditation. A criminal or depraved person. Liability to be broken or destroyed. feasible adj. flexible adj. or effected. forepeak n. Unduly changeable in feeling. fitful adj. Easily broken. flamboyant adj. Ardor or intensity of feeling. Characteristic of woman or womankind. Loyalty. forego v. To discern beforehand. foursome adj. pert. festal adj. Merry. Trivial.com fathom n. To renounce upon oath. flag-officer n. Disposed to peevishness. fervent adj. with goats feet. Frenzied. felonious adj. Belonging to.FreeVocabulary. fondle v. The young in the womb or in the egg. Counterfeit. fluent adj. Loyalty. fortitude n. or practice. or purpose. foreordination n. especially in view of a coming event. flora n. forbearance n. The head man. forecourt n. Any sham. Capable of being broken. fortify v. fez n. and customs of the common people. Deceitfulness. That may be done. Lacking warmth. or degree of being fresh. To predict. forecastle n. forebode v. A note of explanation or comment at the foot of a page or column. saying.
gaily adv. expressive of some idea or emotion. Improvident. generic adj. garrulous adj. guzzle v. or relative position in an order or series. gallant adj. gratification n. or weighed. Common sense. gentile adj. Abundant. rank. genteel adj. Warmth and kindliness of disposition. galvanize v. gesticulate v. grimace n. especially for disinfection. A connoisseur in the delicacies of the table. gait n. generality n. Advancement. or contingency. The external appearance as produced by garb or costume. Satisfaction. One who gives. granary n. A temporary absence of a soldier or sailor by permission of the commanding officer. To please. In continental Europe. haggard adj. A flat circular stone. possession. Ungracious. To make stale or trite by repetition. Penmanship. germinate v. To unite or blend as by melting together. town. An instrument for measuring. That which oppresses. handwriting n. To cause to explode. That which is given without demand or claim. Dweller. as in speaking. hanger-on n. To execute by strangling. hackney v. Incongruously composed or ill-proportioned. gratuitous adj. Tip. in the order of succession. An official. furlough n. especially that arising from chemical action. The whole range or sequence. Creation. germane adj. habitude n. gamut n. further adj. frowzy adj. To swallow greedily or hastily. A gambler. According to usual practice. To utter taunts or reproaches. Of no avail or effect. gossamer adj. frolicsome adj. A pavement or floor or any supporting surface on which one may walk. garrison n. grandiose adj. habitant n. A person of expectant temperament. giver n. used for sharpening tools. to surround with additions for embellishment. or near the stomach. Pregnancy. in any sense. grotesque adj. habitable adj. To make joyous. injures. pertaining to. frontier n. Composed of small grains or particles. fulcrum n. ground n. The principal portion. To cause to crinkle or curl. hale adj. Noting a genus or kind. Fulfillment. furlong n. or the like. Customary relation or association. Frank. furrier n. globular adj. Affected with a whirling or swimming sensation in the head. Of. Offensive from excess of praise or commendation. fulminate v. or icily cold. To subject to the action of smoke or fumes. grisly adj. grapple v. Duplicity. functionary n. grotto n. grenadier n. Economical. To produce or cause to be. gravity n. like the actions of a thief. gratify v. geology n. one-eighth of a mile. A distortion of the features. That may be measured. unsteady light. Of sound and vigorous health. Given to excess in eating. Pertaining or relating to electricity produced by chemical action. gosling n. glorious adj. Gordian knot n. gesture n. gauge n. Given to constant trivial talking. Of or pertaining to the animal reproductive organs.FreeVocabulary. The department of natural science that treats of the constitution and structure of the earth. gaseous adj. Calm. glimpse n. genealogist n. granulate v. Carriage of the body in going. etc. A movement or action of the hands or face. Sticky. Speaking in or characterized by a pompous or bombastic style. as for windows. geniality n. More distant or advanced. Any difficulty the only issue out of which is by bold or unusual manners. A faint. To revolve. genesis n. One who cuts and fits panes of glass. gynecology n. Belonging to a people not Jewish. genealogy n. A dealer in or maker of fur goods. grievous adj. glacial adj. A young goose. gregarious adj. fumigate v. gusto n. granule n. An instrument for illustrating the laws of rotation. generate v. habitual adj. as a mushroom. fungous adj. Well-bred or refined. particularly in France. fulsome adj. grandeur n. A step. Stealthy or sly. gambol n. fluffy appearance to. grief n. The part of a nation's territory that abuts upon another country. origin. Spherical. grantee n. Fleeting. Fear-inspiring. happy-go-lucky adj. or the point about which it turns. granular adj. Having an imposing style or effect. The science that treats of the functions and diseases peculiar to women. squash. gradient adj. To restore brightness or beauty to. gastronomy n. opposed to specific. garnish v. Light and unsubstantial. A small grain or particle. pumpkin. Flimsy. The person to whom property is transferred by deed. Playful leaping or frisking. Stay-rope. Basal. fungible adj. glacier n. grindstone n. The art of preparing and serving appetizing food. counted. guileless adj. guile n. gradation n. ghastly adj. A small cavern. fugacious adj. gigantic adj. gynecocracy n. guess n. The quality of being grand or admirably great. A member of a regiment composed of men of great stature. A disposition to give liberally or to bestow favors heartily. graceless adj. Fit to be dwelt in. furbish v. futurist n. Seriousness. galvanic adj. To risk money or other possession on an event. or other place for its defense. Not habitually solitary or living alone. A melon. degree. A parasite. A plant destitute of chlorophyll. Spongy. Possessing a brave or chivalrous spirit. generosity n. of ancestors and their descendants. gendarme n. To begin to develop into an embryo or higher form. as by satisfying a physical or mental desire or need. Moving or advancing by steps. generalize v. The military force stationed in a fort. glimmer n. grandiloquent adj. A measure. Inflammation of the stomach. globose adj. or some similar fruit having a hard rind. galvanism n. To make gestures or motions. occasioned by some feeling of pain. Worn and gaunt in appearance. garrote v. Merrily. Keen enjoyment. gourd n. grievance n. Voluntarily. Spherical. or causes grief and at the same time a sense of wrong. gaiety n. Slovenly in appearance. gamester n. gladden v. Female supremacy. Hideous. chance. fuse v. An English monetary unit. generally adv. disgust. Festivity. gumption n. To give a crinkled. Icy. or in place of speech. guy 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. gastritis n. Credulous. SAT math and more free at www. fruition n. as the hair. To grind or strike the teeth together. guinea n. futile adj. gyrate v. gyroscope n. gullible adj. giddy adj. Current electricity. Capable of being melted by heat. To draw general inferences. fusible adj. guise n. Ordinarily. A storehouse for grain after it is thrashed or husked. Of excellence and splendor. gestation n. furtherance n. gnash v. To take hold of. fundamental adj. Prankish. genitive adj. Relevant. gulp. Indicating source. The support on or against which a lever rests. glutinous adj. A tracer of pedigrees. as from rage. frizzle v. fungus n. furtive adj. gratuity n. gibe v. gluttonous adj. a uniformed and armed police officer. glazier n. Surmise. . In cookery. wavering. genital adj.com frizz v. A field or stream of ice. The maker of a deed. frugal adj. galore adj. halcyon adj. gourmand n. grantor n. Creating affliction. To imbue with life or animation. To form into grains or small particles. gamble v. Sorrow. A momentary look. gastric adj. Tremendous. A list.
A Greek epic poem describing scenes from the siege of Troy. icily adv. An image-breaker. heartrending adj. imbrue v. illegitimate adj. extent. of the force exerted by water in motion. hustle v. hypnotism n. Concordant in sound. hoarse adj. Discharge of blood from a ruptured or wounded blood-vessel. as from a cold or fatigue. Deceptive. hypnosis n. imbibe v. Very depressing. immeasurable adj. hardihood n. or relation. immerse v. hibernal adj. Devastation. A light-horse trooper armed with saber and carbine.or nine-headed water-serpent slain by Hercules. heterogeneous adj. homonym n. The branch of science that treats of the pressure and equilibrium of fluids. To make bright or clear. ignominious adj. size. An unreal image presented to the senses. heptagon n. homophone n. heinous adj. horde n. immigrate v. hydrometer n. A misunderstanding attended by ill feeling. imaginable adj. heterodox adj. Thoughtless. Identical in nature. hypnotize v. heresy n. icon n. heteromorphic adj. harbinger n. An artificial trance-sleep. heptarchy n. homogeneity n. The branch of mechanics that treats of the dynamics of fluids.FreeVocabulary. harass v. Irreligious. illusion n. Unlikeness of constituent parts. A figure having seven sides and seven angles. A proposition taken for granted as a premise from which to reach a conclusion. A tirade. The branch of medical science that relates to improving health. illusory adj. hillock n. from parent to offspring. ichthyosaurs n. ichthyic adj. Birthright. immaterial adj. hybrid adj. Tumors composed of enlarged and thickened blood-vessels. hospitable adj. A collection of dried plants scientifically arranged for study. To deceive. hypocrite n. Dangerous and close at hand. To drink or take in. hypotenuse n. One who makes in imitation. illuminant n. hypocrisy n. Congruity of the members or elements or parts. huckster n.com harangue n. Faultfinding. The act of plunging or dipping entirely under water or another fluid. hosiery n. Pertaining to the area under the skin. hydrous adj. To make to conform to some mental or imaginary standard. A nervous affection occurring typically in paroxysms of laughing and crying. heathenish adj. A figure with six angles. A thorny shrub much used in England for hedges.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. hygiene n. immersion n. Low in character or purpose. To trouble with importunities. idealize v. pl. Of no essential consequence. A word agreeing in sound with but different in meaning from another. One who holds opinions contrary to the recognized standards or tenets of any philosophy. imaginary adj. diseases. Disposed to treat strangers or guests with generous kindness. Having the character of a herb. To worry or harass by ill temper and petty annoyances. homologous adj. Having six angles. or its people. illogical adj. Foolish daring. Contrary to the rules of sound thought. Pertaining to electricity developed water or steam. immature adj. The seven. Frigidly. illiterate adj. hexangular adj. herbivorous adj. Farthest from the front. A stocking. hirsute adj. One who makes false professions of his views or beliefs. Separating. Boisterously merry. Pertaining to winter. hideous adj. ill-natured adj. Vacillating. Lacking pity or sympathy. Impending evil or danger. head first adv. hexapod adj. Fancied. immiscible adj. Hibernian adj. immense adj. illumine v. hydrodynamics n. hinder v. illimitable adj. hemorrhage n. havoc n. Stingy. imbroglio n. Deceiving or tending to deceive. Involving the moving of water. humiliate v. henchman n. hiatus n. hysteria n. Having six feet. hesitant adj. make-up. Reverential regard or worship. To wet or moisten. hesitancy n. Protrusion of any internal organ in whole or in part from its normal position. Passing naturally from parent to child. Transmission of physical or mental qualities.. At variance with any commonly accepted doctrine or opinion. To regard with inordinate love or admiration. Iliad n. Unlawful. Fish-like. A fossil reptile. . That can be imagined or conceived in the mind. immaculate adj. heredity n. The practice of receiving and entertaining strangers and guests with kindness. hydromechanics n. homage n. illuminate v. homogeneous adj. An opinion or doctrine subversive of settled beliefs or accepted principles. as by false appearance. A use of words peculiar to a particular language. humbug n. imminence n. herbarium n. hussar n. hypodermic adj. Feeding on herbs or other vegetable matter. Consisting of dissimilar elements or ingredients of different kinds. hazard n. hemorrhoids n. idiosyncrasy n. A token fee or payment to a professional man for services. iconoclast n. hydroelectric adj. The branch of zoology that treats of fishes. hypothesis n. To gather and store away for the sake of accumulation. humanize v. Shameful. herbaceous adj. hawthorn n. hydra n. iciness n. Not full-grown. illegible adj. Precipitately. illiberal adj. imminent adj. hospitality n. An image or likeness. Boundless. hostility n. as animals. illicit adj. hernia n. Unlawfully begotten. hydraulic adj. at the lower end of the rectum. Vacillation. To come into a country or region from a former habitat. hindrance n. To put to shame. imitator n. ignoble adj. as in diving. idiom n. heretic n. Enmity. Extreme insincerity. The side of a right-angled triangle opposite the right angle. One who retails small wares. hesitation n. honorarium n. etc. Not according to law. A mental quality or habit peculiar to an individual. A foreigner who enters a country to settle there. Odiously sinful. An artificially induced somnambulistic state in which the mind readily acts on suggestion. hexagon n. That which may be used to produce light. An obstacle. The mechanics of fluids. Cross-bred. heterogeneity n. A gathered multitude of human beings. or strife. A group of seven governments. or annoyances. as in diving. A pausing to consider. A small hill or mound. Tending to produce sleep. To supply with light. A philanthropist. Watery. That which is made as a likeness or copy. One who or that which foreruns and announces the coming of any person or thing. The state of being icy. or quantity. humanitarian n. heritage n. Precipitately. Appalling. To produce a somnambulistic state in which the mind readily acts on suggestions. Having a hairy covering. hypercritical adj. harmonious adj. illegal adj. idolize v. Very great in degree. To plunge or dip entirely under water or other fluid. henpeck v. Pertaining to Ireland. Made up of similar parts or elements. Surly. An instrument for determining the density of solids and liquids by flotation. A servile assistant and subordinate. immigrant n. humane adj. imitation n. hereditary adj. hindmost adj. hypnotic adj. head foremost adv. Deviating from the normal form or standard type. hilarious adj. ichthyology n. A break or vacancy where something necessary to supply the connection is wanting. Having little or no book-learning. Having the voice harsh or rough. hoard v. Undecipherable. Anything intended or calculated to deceive or mislead. Risk. A word agreeing in sound with but different in meaning from another. SAT math and more free at www. Without spot or blemish. as oil and water. Compassionate. A young cow. illusive adj. To obstruct. perplexity. To make gentle or refined. hoodwink v. hydrostatics n. Indefinitely extensive. heedless adj. To move with haste and promptness. heifer n. hard-hearted adj. cares.
physical. Characterized by irreverence or irreligion. Beginning. Unchangeable. To assail with arguments. incarcerate v. competency. immortalize v. imply v. indelible adj. inanimate adj. immutable adj. impetus n. To reduce to ashes. Interfering with comfort or progress. destroyed. impetuous adj. immune adj. inadvisable adj. induct v. incident n. One who or that which points out. Imperceptible to the touch. inconvenient adj. inchoate adj. Anything done or said on the impulse of the moment. Insufficient. impregnable adj. Valueless. That can not be turned aside. as to parts. That which moves to action. impolitic adj. That can not be described. or removed. Laziness. Destitute of animal life.com immoral adj. To endanger. In a vague or uncertain way. Speechless. impel v. That can not be blotted out. incompetent adj. incapacitate v. Exempt. To make pregnant. and manage. passion. or expresses beginning. Unyielding. inapprehensible adj. That can not be perfected. To harass with persistent demands or entreaties. To appear or act in the character of. improper adj. Innate. inconceivable adj. indefinitely adv. Want of connection. Unbiased. General lack of capacity or fitness. incomparable adj. indigestion n. Implied. implicate v. indomitable adj. Unsuitable for the time. indigestible adj. moral. Incomprehensible. indiscernible adj. The yielding to inclination. impracticable adj. inaccurate adj. Not appropriate. Obligatory. impartial adj. That which begins. inception n. inactive adj. imperious adj. Unpremeditated. Vague. impoverish v. incomprehensible adj. etc. or occasion. Difficulty or failure in the alimentary canal in changing food into absorptive nutriment. White or glowing with heat. or difficult to digest. incoherent adj. incombustible adj. Indiscernible. indefensible adj. impecunious adj. or intellectual.FreeVocabulary. Not to be approved. inbred adj. To find and declare chargeable with crime. To cause to last or to be known or remembered throughout a great or indefinite length of time. incomplete adj. indicator n. indestructible adj. impure adj. inchoative n. incisor n. Impetus. A happening in general. That can not be destroyed. incongruous adj. impregnate v. inapt adj. Changeable. imperative adj. inadmissible adj. Steadfast. Unmerited contemptuous conduct or treatment. Unconquerable. Heedless. desire. elements. Contradictory. Unwillingness to brook delays or wait the natural course of things. Unmoved by or not exhibiting feeling. incompetence n. impassible adj. That can not be passed through or over. Capable of being inferred. imperceptible adj. immovable adj. inarticulate adj. impassive adj. impiety n. Indisputable. Accidental. Irreverence toward God. Promiscuous. Freedom from punishment. incandescence n. incandescent adj. as of parts or ideas in thought. impromptu n. inadequate adj. indigenous adj. Urgent in character. unseemly. inadvertent adj. That which points out. To imprison. Habitually inactive or idle. impermissible adj. indolence n. inconsistent adj. or serves as an incentive or stimulus. or propensity in oneself or another. especially one of little importance. inconstant adj. Not having the abilities desired or necessary for any purpose. impervious adj. Not digestible. imperturbable adj. Unadvisable. impious adj. or adjunct necessary or required. indescribable adj. Yielding to the desires or humor of oneself or those under one's care. Implanted by nature. indolent adj. speech. To be imminent. Not perceptible. The state or quality of being unfit. impute v. importation n. To rouse to a particular action. imperfectible adj. To signify. Awkward or slow. . Not logically coordinated. The state of being white or glowing with heat. insinuations. considered. importunate adj. inconsequential adj. indigent adj. indispensable adj. Matchless. impulsive adj. To drive or urge forward. To deprive of power. indignant adj. inaccessible adj. Without intention. inchmeal adv. incentive n. Poverty. impudence n. impetuosity n. To attribute. indulgence n. incidentally adv. impropriety n. indignity n. impalpable adj. That can not be taken by assault. place. or becoming. Not relating to a particular person or thing. impotent adj. effaced. inane adj. Initial. improvident adj. Silly. impersuadable adj. or details. Incipient. A front or cutting tooth. Lacking foresight or thrift. Not moved or affected by feeling. indicant adj. incidence n. To do anything extemporaneously or offhand. incoherence n. That can not be heard. indiscreet adj. Insisting on obedience. incinerate v. Insolent disrespect. Chemical or person who starts a fire-literally or figuratively. impulsion n. indiscriminate adj. Not to be understood. impertinence n. Habitually engaged in licentious or lewd practices. That can not be burned. Native. indulgent adj. importune v. Lacking wise judgment. understand. incontrovertible adj. Resisting all attempts to reduce volume by pressure. inaudible adj. imprudent adj. Rudeness. Blameless. suitable. The beginning. incessant adj. impatience n. incipient adj. indistinct adj. Not plausible. impede v. or accusations. incoercible adj. impunity n. Having such anger and scorn as is aroused by meanness or wickedness. incitement n. Not separable into parts. request. impersonate v. indivisible adj. Small in quantity or importance. Inexpedient. inconsiderable adj. To bring in. Lacking some element. or qualification. To make indigent or poor. Want of power to apprehend. impend v. incendiary n. impliable adj. impassable adj. Not permissible. incompatible adj. constrained. Impulsive. Calm. Necessary or requisite for the purpose. incite v. indivertible adj. Untenable. or inappropriate. impair v. Piecemeal. Difficult of approach. Destitute of or lacking in power. or agreement. Discordant. impugn v. incipience n. inceptive adj. or allowed. Unceasing. Casual occurrence. incompressible adj. Not understandable. Not feasible. or demand. improvise v. Not exactly according to the facts. Tainted. imperil v. That which moves the mind or inflames the passions. Poor. Incapable of being forced. To cause to become less or worse. Beginning. Impenetrable. indigence n. The act or practice of bringing from one country into another. Any impulse or incentive. indict v. as from disease. incapacity n. inborn adj. as testimony.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. part. Having no money. Inert. impersonal adj. or compelled. implausible adj. capacity. To be an obstacle or to place obstacles in the way of. SAT math and more free at www. impeccable adj. To show or prove to be involved in or concerned implicit adj. Rashness.
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Causing nothing displeasing or disturbing. A morbid process in some part of the body characterized by heat. To infuse. insentient adj. interdict n. Not perceptible to the touch. inextensible adj. infamy n. inexcusable adj. interminable adj. An action or event considered as coming between others of greater length. Inadequate for some need. Low-priced. instigator n. insatiable adj. Such as can not be made plain. Having the power to sway the will of another. Working ill by slow and stealthy means. To intoxicate. Evincing skill. insuppressible adj. Countless. One who takes part in forcible opposition to the constituted authorities of a place. frank. inexpensive adj. To perform the first act or rite. To set or implant deeply and firmly. purpose. Above price. wasted. inexhaustible adj. inherence n. intercede v. swelling. inquisition n. That can not be separated. To instill. innovate v. instigate v. Lack of import or of importance. Impenetrably mysterious or profound. insufficiency n. ingratitude n. Immoderate action or indulgence. influence n. . To cause to cease temporarily. infirmity n. Mandate. interlocutor n. ingraft v. Intrinsic. intensive adj. To trespass upon. inexplicable adj. inopportune adj. or danger. insulate v. infringe v. inject v. inexperience n. interim n. interrogate v. interpose v. inlet n. infamous adj. Conveying knowledge. Shameful. To place in the earth. instill v. intellectual adj. The derivation of a judgment from any given material of knowledge on the ground of law. inherent adj. One who incites to evil. interlude n. intelligence n. or pouring in. Time between acts or periods.com inebriate v. Unadvisable. That upon which the mind is set. originality. or on a list. inflammation n. as principles or qualities. Uncommon. To enter in a book. Not accomplishing an intended purpose. The act of stringing or stretching. or spent. interpolation n. So large or furnishing so great a supply as not to be emptied. and pain. Not fit or suitable. ingenuous adj. Capacity to know or understand. Measureless. inedible adj. One who takes part in a conversation or oral discussion. To hold back or in. intention n. inscrutable adj. insidious adj. Invincible. as a fluid. as a dead body. Uprightness of character and soundness of moral principle. inscribe v. insipid adj. Being in a middle place or degree or between extremes. intercession n. as in contrivance or arrangement. To mediate between persons. Not suitable to be selected or chosen. Incapable of being concealed. Not assured of safety. Insensibility to kindness. To win confidence or good graces for oneself. influx n. inhume v. insistent adj. Intellectual discernment. A single occurrence or happening of a given kind. roll. inoffensive adj. inkling n. Lacking the power of feeling or perceiving. insignificance n. A very brief portion of time. insignificant adj. Of unchangeable length or area. inept adj. injunction n. Total loss or destitution of honor or reputation. Savage. One who makes an investigation. Lack of or deficiency in experience. A court or tribunal for examination and punishment of heretics. Unutterable. infrequent adj. mental. insolence n. inroad n. A hint. inhibit v. or inculcate. inquisitor n. ineffable 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. inglorious adj. insomnia n. Impudent. inert adj. insight n. inevitable adj. Inadequacy. To be present in such numbers as to be a source of annoyance. To interrupt the course of. Insinuation. Remote from the sea. influential adj. To come between other things or persons. Imperceptible. Urgent. instructive adj. Gross wrong or injustice. Boundless or immeasurable extension or duration. insufficient adj. insurgence n. Component. ineligible adj. inquire v. Harmless. Done without perceptible lapse of time. That which does not accomplish an intended purpose. intension n. A physical. instance n. ingenuity n. A person who makes intelligible the speech of a foreigner by oral translation. To act reciprocally. inseparable adj. Forcible encroachment or trespass. Candid. or moral weakness or flaw. or cleverness. Easily set on fire or excited. or originating. infinite adj. Unavoidable. or state of being strained. That desires or craves immoderately or unappeasably. inspector n. inimical adj. Given to questioning. intangible adj. infallible adj. Cleverness in contriving. as in opinion or statement. insolent adj. Unsuitable or inconvenient. A recess. SAT math and more free at www. Comprehensible. interposition n. or document. innuendo n. combining. especially as to time. Uprising. Adding emphasis or force. infinity n. iniquity n. as for vice. or influence. innumerable adj. force. The state of being permanently existing in something. infest v. To introduce. To introduce or strive to introduce new things. Pride or haughtiness exhibited in contemptuous and overbearing treatment of others. inhuman adj. ingratiate v. insistence n. Inanimate. infusion n. infidelity n. intelligible adj. One who denies the existence of God. Akin to or befitting hell or its occupants. inland adj. The faculty of perception or thought. intellect n. Deepest within. Verbal interference. Rareness. To ask information about. inefficient adj. inestimable adj. intermit v. by injection. insinuate v. inefficiency n. initiate v. interact v. inference n. infidel n. intermission n. insuperable adj. intermittent adj. Not disposed to entertain strangers gratuitously. intemperance n. introduce. Having no limit or end. Exempt from error of judgment. Not to be justified. A small body of water leading into a larger. To place in a detached state or situation. by writing. or open in character or quality. ingredient n. innocuous adj. interpreter n. An official appointed to examine or oversee any matter of public interest or importance. Without importance. as of the appetites. Urgency. Infusion. Disloyalty. inexpedient adj. intermediate adj.
iota n. Not to be conquered. Prone to anger. A length of 1. introvert v. To turn within. kerchief n. juvenile adj. invigorate v. judiciary n. To excite ill temper or impatience in. irradiance n. An oven or furnace for baking. justification n. kiln n. A morbid condition. Exultation. isochronous adj. To wander from place to place. encroachment. With no outward manifestation. or seam. Showing or feeling envy. Confused. unintelligible speech or highly technical speech. Flood. The act of turning or directing inward. Showing impatience or ill temper on little provocation. or in opposite direction. Anything kept or given to be kept for the sake of the giver.FreeVocabulary. To come in without leave or license. Contrary in tendency or direction. inverse adj. A sudden irregular shake or a push causing such a shake. introspection n. literally or figuratively. inversion n. Encroachment. Serving to water lands by artificial means. intolerant adj. intoxicate v. jaundice n. A line joining points at which the barometric pressure is the same at a specified moment. inveigh v. irresistible adj. Insufferable. inure v. or fatigue. introgression n. introversion n. or drying industrial products. interrupt v. Having no force. To render of no force or effect. jurisprudence n. irony n. To call on for assistance or protection. A many-colored appearance. ire n. irresponsible adj. usually complicated and intended to accomplish something by secret ways. juicy adj. To look into. Assumed by law to exist. Censure or ridicule under cover of praise or compliment. To turn inside out. Jingo n. To keep a diary. irreverential adj. To engage in a tilt with lances on horseback. That can not be rectified or made amends for. A small or insignificant mark or part. Exhibiting changing rainbow-colors due to the interference of the light. intrinsic adj. Complication. extending to the anus. isle n. To fill with an overflowing abundance. That can not be restrained or kept down. involution n. Unwilling. or reproach. Wrath. A square of linen. jargon n. One who invests money. due to obstructed excretion of bile or characterized by yellowing of the skin. vexation. To render clear and intelligible. juxtapose v. To make drunk. junction n. A detailed account or diary of a journey. irreverence n. investigator n. The condition of being joined. Moved to anger.com interrogative adj. jurisdiction n. intestine n. A question or inquiry. intrusion n. intoxicant n. kernel n. That can not be broken or violated. inundate v. intricacy n. That can not be wounded or hurt. Change of order so that the first shall become last and the last first. juggle v. as land. keepsake n. joust v. intrude v. Merry. To stop while in progress. A grain or seed. invective n. inveterate adj. Inclined to joke. intimidate v. Pertaining to the administration of justice. itinerant adj. To cut through or into so as to divide. Having or marking equality of temperature. weight. Irrevocable. intolerance n. Wandering. The act of observing and analyzing one's own thoughts and feelings. Succulent. SAT math and more free at www. To imperil. That part of the digestive tube below or behind the stomach. A little island. intracellular adj. A low tract of land between hills. An articulation. judicature n. isobar n. intuition n. Bigoted. Inapplicable. invaluable adj. exercise. interrogatory n. by ditches or other artificial means. Indifferent or opposed to religion. To cause to become frightened. irk v. especially for sacred things. Incapable of being injured or disturbed. To animate. Preliminary. irreducible adj. joggle n. inundation n. invulnerable adj. Difficult to follow or understand. irrefragable adj. or other material. Pertaining to the throat. Habitual. irrigate v. To draw into entanglement. involuntary adj. Relating to or denoting equal intervals of time. joint. irritable adj. chemical. intervene v. That can not be successfully withstood or opposed. kilometer n. Inability or unwillingness to bear or endure. One thousand watts. The act of entering without warrant or invitation. A council or assembly that deliberates in secret upon the affairs of government. kiloliter n. judicial adj. intramural adj. or pathological agent of inflammation. One who serves on a jury or is sworn in for jury duty in a court of justice. A plot or scheme. Occurring or situated within a cell. That can not be lessened. Prudent. used as a covering for the head or neck. intrigue n. juror n.000 meters. invariable adj. One of a party in Great Britain in favor of spirited and demonstrative foreign policy. invasion n. Showing or expressing a deficiency of veneration. jeopardize v. judgment n. Not having made a valid will. irrefrangible adj. invalid adj. islet n. journalize v. Fearless and bold. Distribution and administration of justice by trial and judgment. jubilation n. A mechanical. Entrance.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. intrepid adj. Inherent. iridescence n. An island. invidious adj. Not possessed of reasoning powers or understanding. isolate v. The condition resulting from one's dying not having made a valid will. jugglery n. burning. intolerable adj. irritant n. intervale n. introspect v. Lawful power or right to exercise official authority. To insert. juridical adj. invalidate v. irruption n. jovial adj. The art or practice of sleight of hand. irreverent adj. Done or made in jest. itinerate v. The quality of producing vexation. juncture n. or cogency. or overcome. invert v. Instinctive knowledge or feeling. irrigant adj. jugular adj. Situated within the walls of a city. introductory adj. especially for sacred things. Characteristic of youth. physically or mentally. irate adj. irksome adj. To afflict with pain. The science of rights in accordance with positive law. or exposure. To harden or toughen by use. irritate v. intimacy n. Unchangeable. Anything that unduly exhilarates or excites. or tension. invalid n. involve v. jocose adj. silk. Perplexity. isothermal adj. irradiate v. irrelevant adj. especially for sacred things. intersect v. The faculty by the exercise of which a deliberate conclusion is reached. Wearisome. Exceedingly precious. investor n. To separate from others of its kind. intricate adj. itinerary n. inventive adj. To utter vehement censure or invective. Sudden invasion. One who investigates. intestate adj. An utterance intended to cast censure. Having the nature or form of a question. inviolable adj. intromit v. Luster. Vindication. especially along a river. intestacy n. The quality showing or expressing a deficiency of veneration. irrational adj. . That department of government which administers the law relating to civil and criminal justice. judicious adj. To interfere for some end. Showing or expressing a deficiency of veneration. irrepressible adj. That can not be refuted or disproved. jocular adj. inwardly adv. upside down. iridescent adj. junta n. subdued. Careless of or unable to meet responsibilities. To water. invoke v. Quick at contrivance. One thousand liters. irreparable adj. irreversible adj. invincible adj. irreligious adj. To place close together. irascible adj. To play tricks of sleight of hand. as by an act of intrusion or trespass. One who is disabled by illness or injury. kilowatt n. pain. Close or confidential friendship. irritancy n.
literature n. To abominate. Rather late. or serves for binding or tying. A non-coherent mixture of sand and clay. A vessel belonging to a steamship-line. A covering for the leg. loathe v. lingua n. An alcoholic cordial sweetened and flavored with aromatic substances. fastening with a sash. formed by crossing or interlacing strips or bars. lodgment n. lithotype n. A little lord. Sovereign. knighthood n. Opposition to conservatism. Nimble. lingual adj. Like a lion. That which exerts. The act or power of moving from one place to another. knight errant n. Possessing a liquefying nature or power. Fondness. Wanton. The making of dictionaries. Royal state.bearing vein. light-hearted adj. One who consumes time idly. limitation n. The tongue. To wash or bathe. loath adj. or containing praise. A loose robe. lattice n. Stead. The written or printed productions of the human mind collectively. Averse. lave v. lode n. ligneous adj. later adv. lactation n. A restriction. especially with the hands. A bequest. leaflet n. To impose and collect by force or threat of force. landscape n. Prolonged sluggishness of body or mind. pl. and significance of words. licit adj. livid adj. landholder n. liberalism n. levee n. laudation n. latish adj. Directed toward the side. Not harsh. Inattentive. Realistic. lewd adj. To deliver the amount or value of. A little leaf or a booklet. To convert into a liquid or into liquid form. legislative adj. lifelike adj. Anything that constricts. SAT math and more free at www. latent adj. as a whale. liniment n. Following the exact words. loquacious adj. Black-and-blue. expressing. languor n. liquefy v. . loiterer n. inflammation. littoral adj. lifetime n. lough n. To praise in words or song. To tear rudely or raggedly. A cup-shaped vessel with a long handle. linguistics n. or the place where or wherein an action occurs. lieu n. Lawful. laureate adj. likelihood n. listless adj. High praise. Pertaining to milk. kind-hearted adj. literal adj. A probability. legislator n. likely adj. lordling n. more for ornament that use. laborious adj. laudatory adj. logical adj. leaven v. kingship n. lien n. Milky.com kimono n. Landowner. proper. ladle n. That side or direction toward which the wind blows. legitimate adj. legislate v. A party to a lawsuit. To make light by fermentation. A print made by printing from stone. An expert reasoner. knavery n. Lasting or continuous through life. A member of an ancient Roman legion or of the modern French Legion of Honor. Justly or legally responsible. longevity n. pertaining to. Means of subsistence. lingo n. landlord n. linguist n. litigious adj. kingling n. The time that life continues. lawmaker n. Not stringent or energetic. One of the wandering knights who in the middle ages went forth in search of adventure. intended for dipping up and pouring liquids. latency n. Having a kind and sympathetic nature. The act of furnishing with temporary quarters. Of. lackadaisical adj. A man who owns and lets a tenement or tenements. Accordance with law. lethargy n. Characterized by lust or lasciviousness. The science of correct thinking. as security for a debt or charge. left-handed adj. ligature n. logic n. liable adj. or just. lithesome adj. lenient adj. landmark n. leonine adj. labyrinth n. Solitude. lactic adj. Indicating place. leisure n. legible adj. litigate v. lassie n. Spare time. liturgy 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. lateral adj. Any alcoholic or intoxicating liquid. loch n. liqueur n. Pertaining to. leniency n. liking n. lax adj. lascivious adj. legalize v. the principal outer garment in Japan. Language. The secretion of milk. Praiseworthy. To set free or release from bondage. languid adj. Washerwoman. or living on a shore. A legislator. lexicon n. laddie n. A petty king. locative adj. To make or enact a law or laws. locomotion n. lithograph n. One who makes dictionaries. Unusually prolonged life. Dormant. Using the left hand or arm more dexterously than the right. A small article. Supple. or of the origin. as dough. Openwork of metal or wood. To mix and work into a homogeneous mass. legacy n. louse n. legitimacy n. lever n. knead v. lithe adj. A rural view. lifelong adj. The science of languages. Any large animal. lapse n. Having the texture of appearance of wood. levity n. A legislator. Crowned with laurel. A familiar object in the landscape serving as a guide to an area otherwise easily lost track of. A little lass. A lake. leviathan n. history. A lake or loch. liberate v. Free from care. One who is acquainted with several languages. an etched stone surface for printing. livelihood n. loam n. etc. laundress n. A somewhat continuous unstratified metal. litigant n. libel n. Of the nature of a line. literacy n. Having the sanction of law or established custom. or through which one may exert great power. To give the authority of law to. leeward n. Falling behind. knickknack n. That which binds objects together. liquefacient adj. levy v. Lustful. The state of being dormant. logician n. Lassitude of body or depression. lea n. lexicography n. Capable of or characterized by clear reasoning. as contused flesh. liquidate v. A lawgiver. loot v. as seen from a distance or an elevation. Listless. That makes or enacts laws. lacerate v. That may be read with ease. lexicographer n. lawgiver n. laud v. Talkative. A maze. The state or condition of knowing how to read and write. Defamation. as a mark of distinction. loneliness n. Chivalry. A slight deviation from what is right. legging n. ligament n. linear adj. To cause to become the subject-matter of a suit at law. liner n. licentious adj. Pertaining to the use of the tongue in utterance. Quarrelsome. 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magnanimous adj. Characterized by a sweet succession of sounds. Pertaining or peculiar to a mother or to motherhood. Foolishly and tearfully affectionate. A threat. That which supports or sustains. The branch of physics that treats the phenomena caused by the action of forces. A social party composed of persons masked and costumed so as to be disguised. as a path or roadway. magnificent adj. lurid adj. A meadow. magnet n. melodious adj. commercial. Generous in treating or judging others. and sweating. One who makes or repairs machines. mania n. memento n. Alluring by false or gaudy show. To effect by negotiating as an agent between parties. or power. maintenance n. malcontent n. mealy-mouthed adj. magnate n. A painted or sculptured representation of the Virgin. Noteworthy. quality. martyrdom n. maintain v. lunar adj. lowly adv. Conducted or acting on business principles. as in quality or social or physical condition. The parts of a machine or engine. meretricious adj. walls. mallet n. lyric adj. That of which anything is composed or may be constructed. The killing. manumit v. The turning or revolving of a subject in the mind. The facing. Giving or radiating light. The calling down of a curse or curses. as buildings. especially the murdering. mendacious adj. machinery n. Shining. malleable adj. A person of rank or importance. maze 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. Indian corn: usually in the United States called simply corn. A beggar. matinee n. Pertaining to war or military operations. A souvenir. A composition of different songs or parts of songs arranged to run as a continuous whole. luminosity n. luminary n. The whole of any sphere or department of nature or knowledge to which man is related. mercantile adj. One who injures another. machinist n. Submission to death or persecution for the sake of faith or principle. melodrama n. medallion n. An entertainment (especially theatrical) held in the daytime. merciless adj. luminescence n. taken collectively. Expressive of positive command. and friend. An animal that devours human beings. lunatic n. The office or dignity of a magistrate. medley n. either the Roman god of war or the planet. To live sumptuously. especially when kept for exhibition. Cruel. A substance possessing or reputed to possess curative or remedial properties. Untruthfulness. matricide n. To inflame with passion. roughly. malefactor n. lune n. macrocosm n. luscious adj. meliorate v. To cover or pave. as distinguished from merely directory. A tomb of more than ordinary size or architectural pretensions. Amiable. Excessive or superfluous growth or quantity. unkindly. The union of a man and a woman in marriage. mesmerize v. A wooden hammer. To take perceptible or substantial form. matrimony n. Showing increase. luminous adj. Any physical disease or disorder. mausoleum n. To set free from bondage. meddlesome adj. ludicrous adj. martial adj. with small broken stone. guide. mellifluous adj. manlike adj.. Wishing evil to others. Rudely. Of considerable bulk and weight. A sorcerer. Sickening or insipid. Virginity. about a fireplace. maniac n. The landed estate of a lord or nobleman. matrix n. magnitude n. magician n. masterpiece n. To hold or preserve in any particular state or condition. massive adj. Untrue. maize n. maritime adj. mantle n. lustrous adj. matter of fact n. sometimes richly ornamented. To wind and turn while proceeding in a course. Of or pertaining to the sea or matters connected with the sea. mannerism n. To put ashore and abandon (a person) on a desolate coast or island. maharaja n. fever. menagerie n. Something that has actual and undeniable existence or reality. permanently. malignant adj. manifesto n. Afraid to express facts or opinions plainly. Having an air of authority. massacre n. medieval adj. especially to do so falsely and severely. maroon v. A great Hindu prince. Greedy merciful adj. mantel n. medial adj.com lovable adj. Emancipation. sweet. magnetize v. mentor n. including the usual shelf above it. Mentally sound. marvel v. usually with the infant Jesus. material n. The qualities characteristic of a true man. masquerade n. Situated on or near the sea. mechanics n. Pertaining to Mars. The moon. One of the heavenly bodies as a source of light. To make adroit or artful moves: manage affairs by strategy. A superior production. To hypnotize. magnificence n. macadamize v. Constant or excessive adherence to one manner. or temporarily. or peculiarity. man-eater n. Sweetly or smoothly flowing. with regularly arranged stones. or uses metal-working tools. luxuriate v. maternal adj. manliness n. Pertaining to the moon. malediction n. A principle accepted as true and acted on as a rule or guide. maltreat v. resolution. That which contains and gives shape or form to anything. Rich. Disposed to pity and forgive. maneuver v. materialize v. To make a magnet of. A drama with a romantic story or plot and sensational situation and incidents. masonry n. luxuriant adj. etc. manor n. Pliant. To make better or improve. or action. or abusively. Grand or majestic in appearance. Ill will. Interfering. especially a chronic or deep-seated one. Intellectuality. The arrangements or combination of the parts of which anything is composed. menace n. Abundant or superabundant in growth. lunacy n. Madonna n. luminescent adj. One who is dissatisfied with the existing state of affairs. as of action or conduct. A wise and faithful teacher. mediate v. Ghastly and sensational. A labyrinth. or motives. malaria n. madden v. Laughable. malevolence n. To be astonished and perplexed because of (something). manumission n. mead n. An insane person. Showing increase of light. Fitted for expression in song. A person engaged in manufacturing as a business. mandatory adj. memorable adj. The attainment of superior skill. mandate n. maidenhood n. mercenary adj.FreeVocabulary. lucrative adj. magisterial adj. luxuriance n. To speak evil of. lucid adj. Highly profitable. A command. Evil in nature or tending to do great harm or mischief. Despondent. man-trap n. mentality n. Belonging or relating to or descriptive of the middle ages. explanation or defense of intentions. style. meander v. malign v. character. mawkish adj. manufacturer n. mediocre adj. maudlin adj. as the horse and the lion. A collection of wild animals. etc. Of or pertaining to the middle. maxim n. makeup n. Insanity. A place or structure dangerous to human life. . and delicious. wealth. low-spirited adj. magistracy n. scanty. mendicant n. as bravery. lyre n. The unnecessary and indiscriminate killing of human beings. Importance. a person raving with madness. Martian adj. mastery n. The exhibition of greatness of action. A cloak. A fever characterized by alternating chills. The long hair growing upon and about the neck of certain animals. SAT math and more free at www. Ordinary. The quality of giving or radiating light. maleficent adj. making announcement. malady n. Like a man. of one's mother. A public declaration. medicine n. To treat ill. meager adj. meditation n. marine adj. mane n. Mental unsoundness. intellect. Mischievous. A large medal. The art or work of constructing. One of the most ancient of stringed instruments of the harp class. A body possessing that peculiar form of polarity found in nature in the lodestone. malevolent adj. lying n.
Biting or giving to biting. A word of one syllable. and the like. mitigate v. equivalent to Mr. A figure of speech in which one object is likened to another. A distance in miles. morality n. Relating to measurement. mordacious adj. To have weight or influence (in determining a question). A French title of respect. miser n. monomania n. who are enrolled and drilled in temporary military organizations. To remove or pass from one country. mouthful n. mockery n. The galaxy. monstrosity n. Hatred of women. A woman who makes a business of assisting at childbirth. To confuse or becloud. Any structure or sculpture in stone formed of a single piece. A figure of speech that consists in the naming of a thing by one of its attributes. misrepresent v. microscopic adj. miscreant n. modernize v. metallurgy n. One skilled in metaphysics. metaphysician n. To make somewhat different. portion. monition n. Lacking clearness misunderstand v. To deaden the sound of. Evil conduct. motley adj. A service. As much as can be or is usually put into the or exercise. mete v. millet n. midwife n. moccasin n. A treatise discussing a single subject or branch of a subject. Government by a single person. misty adj. usually initials of a name.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. morale n. militia n. monarchy n. metric adj. To soothe. Unchanging and tedious. and sir. mishap n. To misunderstand. small crime. pl. moralist n. thrown or intended to be thrown. minority n. Those citizens. A lack of variety. microcosm n. mongrel n. Ill or improper behavior. modernity n. militate v. To make milder or more endurable. modulate v. Lasting but a short time. heavy. Much smaller than reality or that the normal size. The junction of two bodies at an equally divided angle. mollify v. Anything unnaturally huge or distorted. A very small amount. An apparatus for magnifying faint sounds. A ditch on the outside of a fortress wall. An expressive word or pithy sentence enunciating some guiding rule of life. Gloomy. monsieur n. Lawless control of public affairs by the mob or populace. mite n. migrate v. migrant adj. miniature adj. minutia n. mountaineer n. The external appearance or manner of a person. An emergency legislation authorizing a government suspend some action temporarily. Over-cautious. metropolitan adj. A writer on ethics. Any religious ceremonial. the science of organic forms. An instrument for measuring very small angles or dimensions. collectively. misanthropic adj. Financial. misogyny n. modification n. missive n. monopoly n. mismanage v. The principles of philosophy as applied to explain the methods of any particular science. . Gentlemen.FreeVocabulary. Admonition or warning. especially with or as with drink. mnemonics n. sovereign ruler. motto n. metempsychosis n. To reduce to the smallest possible amount or degree. microphone n. Milky Way n. mien n. monogram n. as hair. moat n. metaphysics n. misplace v. An instrument for indicating and marking exact time in music. Virtue. A grass cultivated for forage and cereal. The art of examing objects with the microscope. Transition of the soul of a human being at death into another body. Adapted to or characterized by minute observation. The book containing the service for the celebration of mass. momentous adj. missal n. Having courage or spirit. mettle n. metamorphosis n. molt v. Temperance. especially a weapon. monetary adj. An unlucky accident. Government by a single. On the point of dying. or having but one mate. To make a mistake in counting. The middle of the summer. metonymy n. To give a wrong impression. To vary in tone. morphology n. momentum n. and lustrous. A message in writing. To misunderstand. feathers. The habit of pairing. Friendly counsel given by way of warning and implying caution or reproof. To render virtuous. moralize v. as by smelting. by speaking as if the other. Wandering. mountainous adj. misinterpret v. or faith. Ridicule. Very significant. pitch or other quality of sound. The world or universe on a small scale. A villain. minimize v. militarism n. micrometer n. minute adj. mordant adj. region. To make characteristic of the present or of recent times. or particle. moderator n. improperly. or habitat to another. monograph n. mileage n. moribund adj. mettlesome adj. misrule v. A foot-covering made of soft leather or buckskin. morose adj. misnomer n. meticulous adj. To manage badly. or unskillfully. An optical effect looking like a sheet of water in the desert. miscount v. mulatto n. Misfortune. militant adj. misogamy n. Biting. moratorium n. modify v. mischievous adj. monotony n. The offspring of a white person and a black person. A policy of maintaining great standing armies. mislay v. misdeed n. Hatred of marriage. Hatred of mankind. mobocracy n. to enable a person to raise its price. The control of a thing. monastery n. One who travels among or climbs mountains for pleasure or exercise. moonbeam n. Hating mankind. An element that forms a base by combining with oxygen. muddle v. minion n. metronome n. Pertaining to a chief city. mirage n. To apportion. To put into a wrong place. monotonous adj. monotone n. The state or character of being modern. as by wraps. miter n. A name wrongly or mistakenly applied. metaphysical adj. Of a warlike or combative disposition or tendency. A character consisting of two or more letters interwoven into one. monosyllable n. midsummer n. A person given to saving and hoarding unduly. The presiding officer of a meeting. either the capital or the largest or most important city of a state. migratory adj. microscope n. To cast off. To Take in a wrong sense. To misgovern. misbehavior n. courage. To maltreat. Exceedingly small in extent or quantity. monitory n. metaphor n. The sameness or monotony of utterance. monologue n. A servile favorite. A ray of moonlight. misadventure n. Wandering. misdemeanor n. Fashionable. Composed of heterogeneous or inharmonious elements. modish adj. Any object. The smaller in number of two portions into which a number or a group is divided. An impetus. SAT math and more free at www. misbehave v. momentary adj. To regard with suspicion or jealousy. metal n. ministration n. is usually hard. To imitate the speech or actions of. metropolis n. The progeny resulting from the crossing of different breeds or varieties. inflection. A system of principles and formulas designed to assist the recollection in certain instances. moderation n. Caused by or denoting a diseased or unsound condition of body or mind. A small or unimportant particular or detail. An instrument for assisting the eye in the vision of minute objects or features of objects. A story or drama told or performed by one person. Full of or abounding in mountains. A passing from one form or shape into another. To behave ill. monolith n. A state of mind with reference to confidence. The art or science of extracting a metal from ores.com messieurs n. The unreasonable pursuit of one idea. monocracy n. zeal. mimic v. A dwelling-place occupied in common by persons under religious vows of seclusion. Fond of tricks. mistrust v. A wrong or improper act. morbid adj. Courage. whether human or beast. To misplace. misuse v. etc. misapprehend v. Philosophical. monogamy n. ministry n. A change. misanthropy n. missile n. as a commodity. muffle v. microscopy n. A chief city.
A beginner in any business or occupation. Trivial. as to a proposition. narrator n. navigable adj. but without any basis of fact. The depression on the abdomen where the umbilical cord of the fetus was attached. Having nutritious properties. A person or thing of little or no account. Having the character of a beginner. An affection of the stomach producing dizziness and usually an impulse to vomit nauseate v. municipality n. Embroidery. mundane adj. An assemblage or review of troops for parade or inspection. Light and quick in motion or action. nit n. oaken adj. nominate v. A city of the dead. One who receives a nomination. neocracy n. obdurate adj. nonentity n. To hold to the fulfillment of duty. oakum n. objector n. Loathsome. mutiny n. nomic adj. An advocate of the doctrine that nothing either exists or can be known. obese adj. the death of part of the body. munificence n. narrow-minded adj. One who professes direct divine illumination. obsequies n. Being in need. Pertaining to the nose. Of or pertaining to Sir Isaac Newton. The act of artfully perplexing. fabled to have fallen in love with his reflection. nestle v. nauseous adj. or poverty. According to the usual order of things. The act or process of change. The science of the nervous system. nucleus n. Pertaining to the later stone age. necromancer n. usually monumental or commemorative. Binding in law or conscience. network n. or appearances. nausea n. neo-Darwinsim n.lines. Silent. Having no fixed abode. nuptial adj. Government administered by new or untried persons. Indescribable. nevertheless conj. nectar n. To render indispensable.FreeVocabulary. To designate as a candidate for any office. The act of denying or of asserting the falsity of a proposition. nugatory adj. naturally adv. natal adj. Perceptible. Worldly. Usual or customary. To traverse by ship. The coining or using of new words or new meanings of words. the condition of being manifold or very various. obelisk n. neurology n. A slight degree of difference in anything perceptible to the sense of the mind. nutritive adj. Neither masculine nor feminine. Pertaining to ships. The state of being normal. needlework n. Of or pertaining to the night. To cause to disappear. said of lines. muster n. oblique adj. Narcissus n. Nemesis n. mystic n. In the present time or age. multiplicity n. One who practices the art of foretelling the future by means of communication with the dead. but having duties other than that of fighting. obituary adj. needy adj. Omission of that which ought to be done. naval adj. Hemp-fiber obtained by untwisting and picking out loosely the yarns of old hemp rope. nil n. as in manufacture of paints. measure. nude adj. multiform adj. volatile. SAT math and more free at www. nestling adj. oblong adj. munificent adj. The act of recounting the particulars of an event in the order of time or occurrence. A published notice of a death. negligence n. In no place or state. noticeable adj. objective adj. A goddess. navel n. Nothing nimble adj. Pertaining to one's birth. narrative n. A convent for nuns. vexes.com muleteer n. obsequious adj. Showing a servile readiness to fall in with the wishes or will of another. A loose gown worn by women. seamen. To disfigure. A giving characterized by generous motives and extraordinary liberality. nostrum n. nuance n. A central point or part about which matter is aggregated. An orderly continuous account of the successive particulars of an event. Anything that presents a system of cross. municipal adj. Pertaining to ships. necessity n. Exhibiting or indicating omission. Unfavorably known to the general public. necessary adj. obliterate v. Having many shapes. nationality n. normalcy n. nonchalance n. necessitate v. nautical adj. A model. The process of fostering or promoting growth. A vast indefinite number. A square shaft with pyramidal top. novice n. particularly to the sense of smell. noxious adj. Slanting. or irritates. neology n. or delivery. A district enjoying municipal government. To deny. Longer than broad: applied most commonly to rectangular objects considerably elongated obnoxious adj. inflammable oil used as a solvent. nowhere adv. The act or art of reading or naming numbers.5000 Collegiate Words with Brief Definitions – Amass an Ivy League Vocabulary! 7-CD Edition: All you have to do is listen 15 minutes a day for 4 weeks to absorb 5000 words. as for a treaty or transfer of property. Any scheme or recipe of a charlatan character. neutral adj. non-resident adj. negligent adj. neglectful adj. neophyte adj. The state of having passed out of the memory or of being utterly forgotten. To tell a story. Detestable. Hurtful. Funeral rites. non-existent n. . neopaganism n. numerical adj. A connection with a particular nation. The son of the Athenian river-god Cephisus. numeration n. Recently hatched. To cause to loathe. mutilate v. Of or pertaining to a town or city. nurture n. the English philosopher. nondescript adj. or relies upon meditation to acquire truth. or to its corporate or local government. myth n. A list of persons who have died in a certain place or time. Of or peculiar to Normandy. A light. mythology n. (no longer acceptable to use) nihilist n. nefarious adj. That which does not exist. A short novel. Exceedingly fat. Not residing within a given jurisdiction. nominee n. want. nettle v. Extraordinarily generous. One attached to the army or navy. obligate v. or for numbering off. nomad adj. Stingy. A variety of the peach. Characterized by illiberal views or sentiments. mystification n. negligible adj. Notwithstanding. as opposed to spiritual or celestial. negotiable v. Having no power or force. One who narrates anything. necropolis n. especially to the marriage ceremony. non-combatant n. necrology n. A state of mind indicating lack of interest. That which nourishes. Having no fame or reputation. obligatory adj. niggardly adj. nameless adj. Belonging to or under control of neither of two contestants. in northern France. That which is indispensably requisite to an end desired. or ruling. necrosis n. nutriment n. The act or ceremony of naming a man or woman for office. novellette n. nowadays adv. Apt to omit what ought to be done. mutation n. nominal adj. Rebellion against lawful or constituted authority. colorless. Impassive to feelings of humanity or pity. nonpareil n. obesity n. nasal adj. nuisance n. nocturnal adj. Wicked in the extreme. neo-Latin n. negate v. The egg of a louse or some other insect. negligee n. One who objects. narration n. Modernized Latin. Any especially sweet and delicious drink. Of or pertaining to number. To bargain with others for an agreement. nunnery n. Neolithic adj. myriad n. A fictitious narrative presented as historical. neuter adj. or navigation. Indispensably requisite or absolutely needed to accomplish a desired result. The whole body of legends cherished by a race concerning gods and heroes. Very offensive. Newtonian adj. Capable of commercial navigation. nebula n. To excite sensations of uneasiness or displeasure in. noiseless adj. Excessive fatness. Made of or from oak. A mule-driver. One who or that which is of unequaled excellence. Of or pertaining to marriage. divinity of chastisement and vengeance. Clamorous. naphtha n. Pertaining to the nerves or nervous system. navigate v. norm n. That which annoys. To adjust cozily in snug quarters. Darwinism as modified and extended by more recent students. Transferable by assignment. negation n. noisome adj. noisy adj. oblivion n. Norman adj. notorious adj. A new or revived paganism. nomination n. neural adj. Naked. nectarine n. narrate v. A gaseous body of unorganized stellar substance. endorsement. Grasping and representing facts as they are.
Having or diffusing an odor or scent. SAT math and more free at www. A burden or responsibility. opponent n. The view that everything in nature and the history of mankind is ordered for the best. Entirely. opinion n. opportunity n. Eating or living upon food of all kinds indiscriminately. onerous adj. operative adj. as a river. occult adj. especially of passion in an individual. A consecration to the ministry. The art of public speaking. Favorable or advantageous chance or opening. Boisterous. No longer practiced or accepted. outstrip v. oddity n. A fatty preparation with a butter-like consistency in which a medicinal substance exists. observatory n. To extend. as first. obsolescent adj. Of barbarous. overpower v. Something that branches off from the parent stock. as distinguished from the actual owner. Onset. ought v. Shocking in conduct. Active. The condition or process of gradually falling into disuse. overdose n. octagon n. Wealthy. obvert v. overhang n. or liberty of choosing. outlast v. outright adv. The beginning of that which becomes or is made to be. obtrude v. To ride faster than. orthodoxy n. One who takes advantage of circumstances to gain his ends. outburst n. of more than one act. Pertaining to the eye or vision. ostentation n. to convert into bone. To be pushed or to push oneself into undue prominence. To swing back and forth. obtrusive adj. obstinacy n. and orchestra. outweigh v. Unlimited or infinite knowledge. outrageous adj. A practitioner of midwifery. as of something that has been pent up or restrained. To deliver an elaborate or formal public speech. odoriferous adj. struggle. as a gas by a metal. oration n. Of or pertaining to the eye. ocular adj. Burdensome or oppressive. One rejected and despised. oculist n. A detachment of troops stationed at a distance from the main body to guard against surprise. The property of combined refraction and reflection of light. onset n. orthodox adj. To leap beyond. An elaborate or formal public speech. The right. said. ordination n. considered in relation to that other. A tenant in possession of property. especially a fragrant one. A branch of the olive-tree. To pay or reward in excess. original adj. outreach v. An assault. optometry n. omniscient adj. To act as an officer or leader. To cause or constitute the beginning or first stage of the existence of. The form of lyric poetry anciently intended to be sung. occlude v. etc. Unlimited and universal power. or done at the right moment. off adj. opportune adj. ogre n. or of dislike and disgust. orthopedic adj. Radically different or contrary in action or movement. out-and-out adv. olfactory adj. A happening. One versed or skilled in treating diseases of the eye.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. obstreperous adj. Genuinely. overeat v. obstruction n. ode n.FreeVocabulary. A book. A portion of a structure which projects or hangs over. That form of the numeral that shows the order of anything in a series. offshoot n. especially an agreeable one. Stubborn adherence to opinion. An important event or celebration. osculate v. omnivorous adj. uncouth. A violent issue. A sudden and violent breaking forth. operator n. outstretch v. Excessive production. The state of being scornfully reproached or accused of evil. power. obsolescence n. opulent adj. outlive v. An excessive dose. opprobrium n. officious adj. odorous adj. outcry n. To put in action and supervise the working of. To overtax the strength of. A note at this interval above or below any other. Intermeddling with what is not one's concern. A violent onset. One who works with or controls some machine or scientific apparatus. as in society or politics. ordinal n. One who holds supremacy over another. Possessed of unlimited and universal power. generally taken from the Scriptures. patience.com observance n. third. opportunist n. Occident n. or sport. opalescence n. oratory n. omission n. Wild or wanton revelry. outcast n. out-of-the-way adj. opaque adj. Relating to the correcting or preventing of deformity orthopedist n. as a word. outlaw n. or collection of paper in which the sheets are so folded as to make eight leaves. optics n. overpay v. Uttered through the mouth. Tending to be pushed or to push oneself into undue prominence. as an emblem of peace. obviate v. ostracize v. usually so large a dose of a medicine that its effect is toxic. A gross infringement of morality or decency. outrage n. ornate adj. A general name for all kinds of weapons and their appliances used in war. octavo n. The branch of medical science concerned with the treatment and care of women during pregnancy. To surpass in importance or excellence. orgies n. A vehement or loud cry or clamor. To turn the front or principal side of (a thing) toward any person or object. A figure with eight sides and eight angles. Anything that severely tests courage. either wholly or in part. outbreak n. To exclude from public or private favor. A part built or arranged to project beyond a natural outline for support. and all that is connected with sight. resulting in smoky tints. discussion. orator n. A border region. Farther or more distant. outskirt n. Having or determined by right angles. Holding the commonly accepted faith. Affluence. overlord n. To last longer than. occupant n. Characterized by unlimited or infinite knowledge. and unfamiliar aspect or action. observant adj. A humorous play in dialogue and music. . odium n. opposite adj. ordnance n. octave n. To pass across or over. orthogonal adj. To clear away or provide for. To eat to excess. outdo v. upon an enemy or fortification. Omnipotent adj. ostracism n. Measurement of the powers of vision. as an objection or difficulty. An eccentricity. option n. To kiss. optician n. Not copied nor produced by imitation. origin n. To surpass. To be under moral obligation to be or do. occurrence n. Hindrance. A feeling of extreme repugnance. operetta n. ossify v. oratorio n. operate v. The countries lying west of Asia and the Turkish dominions. odious adj. ointment n. arising from conceit or the desire to have one's own way. Passing out of use. A conclusion or judgment held with confidence. Especially fit as occurring. oral adj. To continue to exist after. originate v. outpost n. Having an odor. One who makes or deals in optical instruments or eye-glasses. obsolete adj. onrush n. The science that treats of light and vision. onslaught n. ominous adj. octogenarian adj. To reach or go beyond. obstetrics n. overdo v. To absorb. second. especially socially. but falling short of positive knowledge. obstruct v. strength. Remotely situated. especially of troops. To eject. One who delivers an elaborate or formal speech. optic n. conscience. chorus. Existing but not immediately perceptible. officiate v. ordeal n. Impervious to light. outlandish adj. oust v. overproduction n. Exclusion. onus n. Exclusion from intercourse or favor. Without preparation. obstetrician n. omnipotence n. One who supports the opposite side in a debate. orate v. occasion n. outrigger n. Quick to notice. of or pertaining to the sense of smell. Acceptance of the common faith. A demon or monster that was supposed to devour human beings. A person of between eighty and ninety years. A building designed for systematic astronomical observations. outride v. One who practices the correcting or preventing of deformity oscillate v. Hateful. overpass v. A display dictated by vanity and intended to invite applause or flattery. A traditional form or customary act. optimism n. To fill with impediments so as to prevent passage. A habitual lawbreaker. overleap v. Ornamented to a marked degree. olive-branch n. A composition for solo voices. offhand adv. To go beyond. opulence n. Portentous. omniscience n. To gain supremacy or victory over by superior power.
One without means of support. paralyze v. pedagogue n. palsy n. pantoscope n. The worship of nature for itself or its beauty. pedagogy n. Of a pale or wan appearance. pamphlet n.com overreach v. pentathlon n. Of unequaled excellence or worth. paradox n. pentagon n. overseer n. Preponderance. especially from one's father. pathos n. pallid adj. peddler n. pedestal n. oversee v. The science and art of teaching. To mumble something over and over. pall v. Of or pertaining to the city of Paris. The nobility. One who travels from house to house with an assortment of goods for retail. The murder of a parent. overrun v. penurious adj. Having the spirit or sentiment of rural life. oratorio. To exercise an arrogant condescension toward. both North and South. panegyric n. To cause to correspond or lie in the same direction and equidistant in all parts. peerage n. by separating it into its elements and describing each word. A harmonic. parsimonious adj. paragon n. To bring into a peaceful state. or remove (the outside) from anything. The official head of the Roman Catholic Church. pedagogics n. Pantheon n. Magnificent. parlance n. A fiendish or riotous uproar. A dramatic representation. To deprive of the power to act. Translate freely. or vase. parallel v. Formed after one's father's name. A legislative body. pageant n. A covenant. Pertaining to sorrow for sin with desire to amend and to atone. especially a spectacular one. paucity n. Unresponsive. Essential likeness. peninsular adj. . parallelism n. A thin tablet. statue. pamphleteer v. A weight hung on a rod. Separable. A member of a degraded class. A statement or doctrine seemingly in contradiction to the received belief. paleontology n. overture n. as of condition or rank. pandemonium n. written or spoken. peaceable adj. To cast into the shade or render insignificant by comparison. Capable of feeling of suffering. A periodical allowance to an individual on account of past service done by him/her. To cause to appear less guilty. Pertaining to the breast or thorax. To converse in. as a sentence. pauperism n. The roof of the mouth. The branch of biology that treats of ancient life and fossil organisms. paramount adj. with a hole for the thumb. A figure having five points or lobes. paralysis n. paroxysm n. patriotism n. Mode of speech. a social outcast. of a person or of an act. papyrus n. childhood. Loss of the power of contractility in the voluntary or involuntary muscles. A bias in favor of something. patter v. Anything that hangs from something else. A person to whom money has been or is to be paid. especially controversial ones. peccable adj. The contest of five associated exercises in the great games and the same contestants. Dependence on charity. A bundle. An inheritance from an ancestor.FreeVocabulary. To describe. To make dull by satiety. To infest or ravage. patrician adj. either for ornament or for use. Paralysis. pentameter n. pantomime n. peaceful adj. Excessively sparing in the use of money. Quinqeuvalent. Punishment to which one voluntarily submits or subjects himself as an expression of penitence. parish n. A brief treatise or essay. parlor n. The relation of parent to child. To vanquish an established ruler or government. SAT math and more free at www. shave. pantheism n. An instrumental prelude to an opera. pendulum n. a line of verse containing five units or feet. usually on a subject of current interest. Fatherly. A remedy or medicine proposed for or professing to cure all diseases. To go about with a small stock of goods to sell. Derived from the same root or primitive word. parentage n. and other machines. One's line of ancestors. patrimony n. penetrable adj. A worshiper of false gods. upon which artists lay their colors for painting. A circular temple at Rome with a fine Corinthian portico and a great domed roof. pectoral adj. pare v. or of cause to effect. paraphernalia n. palate n. One having a share or part. Parisian adj. pagan n. A formal and elaborate eulogy. Supreme in authority. An open structure for temporary shelter. pentahedron n. A retraction. Affecting a whole people or all classes. Translucent. The quality in any form of representation that rouses emotion or sympathy. penetration n. partible adj. passive adj. One who journeys on foot. The writing-paper of the ancient Egyptians. palpable n. Tranquil. Tranquil. Love and devotion to one's country. packet n. passible adj. or ballet. pandemic 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. Fewness. patronize v. A supervisor. Equality. To cut. A sudden outburst of any kind of activity. A model of excellence. Lacking color or brilliancy. The chief of a tribe or race who rules by paternal right. pedant n. with five angles and five sides. Miscellaneous articles of equipment or adornment. peevish adj. Sorrow for sin with desire to amend and to atone. panel n. Including or pertaining to the whole of America. A series of large pictures representing a continuous scene. panoply n. A small flag. A rectangular piece set in or as in a frame. overweight n. Consisting of money. palette n. parse v. A room for reception of callers or entertainment of guests. That may be pierced by physical. A figure. To receive or have a part or share of. patriarch n. especially so as to swing by an attached end or part. A schoolmaster. To render ludicrous by imitating the language of. patronymic adj. parable n. penalty n. pact n. paly adj. parley v. pavilion n. palinode n. pentad n. partition n. palatial adj. Pertaining to a piece of land almost surrounded by water. pauper n. participant n. penchant n. panic n. penury n. as a disease. participate v. A scholar who makes needless and inopportune display of his learning. moral. overthrow v. A brief narrative founded on real scenes or events usually with a moral. penitence n. Of senatorial or noble rank. pendant n. panacea n. penitential adj. overtone n. Unduly sparing in the use or expenditure of money. Hanging. parricide n. A syllable or member of a series that is last but one. pecuniary adj. A very wide-angled photographic lens. cycles. To enter or force a way into the interior parts of. perceptible by feeling or touch. To superintend. To compose or issue pamphlets. pension n. panorama n. peddle v. paternity n. parliament n. A solid bounded by five plane faces. parody v. or intellectual force. pentagram n. pacify v. (irritable) pellucid adj. pennant n. In prosody. payee n. Discernment. Guilty. The number five. papacy n. paronymous adj. of the producer to the produced. Pan-American adj. That which separates anything into distinct parts. paramour n. penetrate v. Petulant. overshadow v. paraphrase v. pediatrics n. especially. pendulous adj. A base or support as for a column. A lever for the foot usually applied only to musical instruments. One who is unlawfully and immorally a lover or a mistress. serving by its oscillation to regulate the rate of a clock. Capable of sinning. unreasonable. pentavalent adj. Characterized by or exhibiting undue or unreasoning devotion to a party. penultimate adj. The science and art of teaching pedal n. overstride v. A small breach of propriety or principle. palliate v. The department of medical science that relates to the treatment of diseases of pedigree n. Sign-language. A sudden. overpowering fear. Indigence. The ecclesiastical district in charge of a pastor. parity n. paternal adj. and later of the Romans. A full set of armor. as of letters. Fatherhood. peccadillo n. pastoral adj. peccant adj. pedestrian n. To stretch out too far. The consequences that follow the transgression of natural or divine law. penance n. peerless adj. Pariah n. To step beyond. partisan adj.
SAT math and more free at www. Continuing though the year or through many years. perturb v. Benevolent. perseverance n. Wickedness.com perambulate v. The art of measuring the intensity of light. phonogram n. planisphere n. The science of human vocal sounds. or the like. The relative importance of facts or matters from any special point of view. permissible adj. percolate v. pleasurable adj. To make a hole or holes through. Having a malign influence or effect. that make up the character and nature of an individual. One among the first to explore a country. though open to doubt. Pertaining to the nature of sound. perjury n. The science that treats of the phenomena associated with matter and energy. Agreeable. pervert n. Not easily roused to feeling or action. perigee n. pervasion n. periodicity n. perpetrator n. Half-hearted. One who has forsaken a doctrine regarded as true for one esteemed false. pharmacy n. pernicious adj. The property of some substances through which the form of the mass can readily be changed. personage n. or commonplace. The act of perceiving. The science of organic functions. Cognizable. To convert into a substance of stony hardness and character. A book containing the formulas and methods of preparation of medicines for the use of druggists. peter v. physiography n. Common. The doer of a wrong or a criminal act. Of small value. Tending to kill or hurt. Representing articulate sounds or speech. persistence n. An argument to obtain some desired action. pitiful adj. pinchers n. To seek ultimate causes and principles. permeate v. To play at courtship with a woman. Mental excitement or confusion. Thoroughly penetrating or permeating. Extraordinary or marvelous. perspiration n. perspective n. philogynist n. To filter. as distinguished from the whole or the mass. Not general or public. perform v. . perusal n. perspicacity n. Frolicsome. capable of influencing to action by entreaty. Pertaining to the combined action of light and electricity. picayune adj. plasticity n. Any instrument for measuring the intensity of light or comparing the intensity of two lights. pestilence n. phonology 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. Banter. perpendicular adj. phenomenal adj. Durable. Astute. petrify v. philately n. placate v. physiology n. photometer n. One who endeavors to help his fellow men. perjure v. different ordering of same items. perceptible adj. Knowledge through the senses of the existence and properties of matter or the external world. physiocracy n. dull. phonetic adj. A wooden framework in which an offender is fastened to boards and is exposed to public scorn. The point in the orbit of the moon when it is nearest the earth.FreeVocabulary. Contemptible. perquisite n. especially one of rank or high station. Treachery. piecemeal adv. Unyielding adherence. philosophy n. perverse adj. laws. An instrument having two lever-handles and two jaws working on a pivot. philanthropist n. placid adj. phosphorescence n. One who is fond of women. Active humanitarianism. perspicacious adj. To continue striving in spite of discouragements. Any small portion or meager allowance. pittance n. or receive impressions concerning. The physical structure or organization of a person. persiflage n. Persistent or unyielding. phonic adj. perforate v. To disturb greatly. perfunctory adj. plea n. permutation n. The stealing of passages from the writings of another and publishing them as one's own. To excite a slight degree of anger in. permanence n. Harsh or malignant oppression. perspicuous adj. through the medium of the body senses. A high or topmost point. philanthropy n. The study and collection of stamps. Compassionate. Sweat. perception n. perceive v. pervious adj. physique n. piccolo n. To win the mind of by argument. Open robbery. The property of emitting light. To pass or spread through every part. pertinacious adj. statement. Any profit from service beyond the amount fixed as salary or wages. To fail or lose power. percipience n. philology n. A fixed adherence to a resolve. Possibly. To have knowledge of. Reciprocal change. The general principles. as in war. A small flute. personality n. Any unusual occurrence. perhaps adv. pestilential adj. The character or condition of being impatient. pervasive adj. persist v. An instrument having two jaws working on a pivot. philander v. perennial adj. efficiency. piece n. peremptory adj. pioneer n. perfectible adj. or reflection. photoelectric adj. taken collectively. perfumery n. pitiable adj. Unreasonable. That may be allowed. percipient n. Serene. A persistence in purpose and effort. An expert in linguistics. To excrete through the pores of the skin. The external appearance merely. The art or business of compounding and dispensing medicines. perversion n. A filter. Admitting the entrance or passage of another substance. pious adj. A solemn assertion of a falsity. physicist n. or without any change that destroys the essential form or nature. pleasant adj. physiognomy n. peripatetic adj. A graphic character symbolizing an articulate sound. A man or woman as an individual. philanthropic adj. A polar projection of the heavens on a chart. Lucid. Religious. To pervade. The doctrine that land and its products are the only true wealth. petulance n. pertinent adj. permanent adj. pincers n. pharmacopoeia n. Capable of being made perfect. persevere v. Acuteness or discernment. To continue steadfast against opposition. perfidy n. playful adj. Affording gratification. A specialist in the science that treats of the phenomena associated with matter and energy. pestilent adj. The act of reading carefully or thoughtfully. evidence. Gradually. course of conduct. philharmonic adj. personnel n. pillage n. or causes that furnish the rational explanation of anything. plagiarism n. personal adj. piteous adj. Relevant. Precluding question or appeal. or value. To accomplish. Description of nature. The attributes. philologist n. To preserve from extinction or oblivion. The preparation of perfumes. A continuance in the same state. plausible adj. pervade v. physics n. The habit or characteristic of recurrence at regular intervals. To swear falsely to. The force of persons collectively employed in some service. perspire v. percolator n. pertinacity n. perversity n. An expression of applause. persuade v. or anything that moves the feelings. persecution n. Seeming likely to be true. photometry n. perturbation n. To walk about. The person to whom anything is pledged. having the nature of or breeding pestilence. phlegmatic adj. plaudit n. pitiless adj. platitude n. A maker of plays for the stage. phenomenon n. Wretched. The sharp striking of one body against another. pledgee n. pillory n. Diversion from the true meaning or proper purpose. One who or that which perceives. plebeian adj. The study of language in connection with history and literature. To bring from a state of angry or hostile feeling to one of patience or friendliness. Walking about. Hard-hearted. as a mountain-peak. playwright n. capricious or petulant. Straight up and down. philosophize v. A written or spoken statement that is flat. percussion n. persuadable adj. A raging epidemic. A loose or separated part. The state of spreading through every part. pique v. pinnacle n. petulant adj. Displaying impatience. Fond of music. eloquence. perpetuate v.
Utterly ridiculous or absurd. especially more than three syllables. To use ambiguous or evasive language for the purpose of deceiving or diverting attention. or detention of property in one's power or command. The doctrine or belief that there are more gods than one. An incumbent of a given office previous to another. Entire. especially by previous signs. Pertaining to a brief explanation to the reader at the beginning of a book. The rules and principles of poetry. posterior n. An act or proceeding designed to bring about some event. predecessor n. A figure having many angles. precursor n. prelude n. preexistence n. To utter in simple or childish talk. preference n. prescient adj. A fictitious reason or motive. precedential adj. poetaster n. position n.FreeVocabulary. precarious adj. The common people. An authoritative direction. Anything that indicates what is to happen. preposterous adj. polytechnic adj. A difficult. portend v. Power. preternatural adj. A dose of liquid medicine. poetic adj. preferential adj. Of wide extent or frequent occurrence. Accuracy of limitation. precipitant adj. possessor n. pretentious adj. preferment n. One of a higher order of clergy having direct authority over other clergy. influence. plenary adj. ponder v. prepossession n. or controls anything. preordain v. prefix v. pontiff n. potent adj. holding. To make the date of any writing later than the real date. Prone to pillaging. A portable case for holding writing-materials. Capable of being grasped. A person fully empowered to transact any business. predatory adj. Superior in power. number. . Marked by an assumed stateliness and impressiveness of manner. possessive adj. presentient adj. presentiment n. To be chief in importance. or inclination preoccupied. premonition n. preponderant adj. preponderate v. populace n. premature adj. prefer v. precocious adj.com pledgeor n. posse n. The rule of many. To talk about vainly or foolishly. One who owns. Physically powerful. prevalence n. positive adj. Government by several or many persons of what. plenteous adj. Existence antecedent to something. Speaking several tongues. Being not beyond the reach of power natural. or constituting preference or priority. pretension n. prevaricate v. To settle or arrange beforehand. preexist v. Semblance. preestablish v. A force of men. or adjustment. preferable adj. especially of pain or grief. plutocracy n. polyglot adj. precipitate v. Possessing. especially of the earth. polemics n. effectiveness. To foretell.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. preface n. precedence n. To own. An introductory or opening performance. Conservation. Exact. preservation n. Abundance.ever class. preamble n. plummet n. Foreboding. Foreknowing. preengage v. To present in an orderly manner. potency n. Impotent. especially by more than four. An object of favor or choice. preemption n. prehension n. attention. Priority in place. To contaminate. Prescribed as a rule or model. To prevent. premise n. A high and very steep or approximately vertical cliff. adjusting walls to the vertical. prescript adj. A majority. precision n. Pertaining to poetry. The act of going forward. or practicing many arts. poignant adj. embracing. precaution n. polyarchy n. Abundant. presentment n. polar adj. polysyllable adj. plumb n. To secure the right of preference in the purchase of public land. A judgment as a conclusion. posit v. premier adj. Severely painful or acute to the spirit. pompous adj. The quality of being marked by an assumed stateliness and impressiveness of manner. preoccupy v. possession n. That which may be logically assumed to be true until disproved. Preference. Of the nature of an instance that may serve as a guide or basis for a rule. prelate n. plural adj. Having the mental faculties prematurely developed. Pertaining to. Expressing past time or action prior to some other past time or action. polycracy n. preparation n. To indicate as being about to happen. portent n. preempt v. Perceiving or feeling beforehand. predicament n. prescriptible adj. poetics n. A bold or presumptuous assertion. One who gives a pledge. or rank. A prophecy. Moving onward quickly and heedlessly. or detention of property in one's power or command. A system of church government. Anything that may be possible. precession n. To hold in higher estimation. Containing or consisting of more than one. moral. Extraordinary. pollute v. or display. To exist at a period or in a state earlier than something else. More desirable than others. presage v. prediction n. practicable adj. To force forward prematurely. prate v. pomposity n. predicate v. Unusually weighty or forcible. postdate v. Pertaining to the poles of a sphere. preparatory adj. Derived from authoritative direction. Adapted for grasping or holding. The fine dust-like grains or powder formed within the anther of a flowering plant. preoccupation n. Prevalent. time. polygon n. Perilous. presumptuous adj. A brief explanation or address to the reader. portfolio n. The hinder part. drawings. A judgment or opinion formed without due examination of the facts. preclude v. precipice n. prescience n. especially in proportion to the territory. To meditate or reflect upon. potion n. prehensile adj. Ascendancy or preponderance. Having several syllables. possible adj. pollen n. giving. Feasible. precede v. polyhedron n. Foreboding. To fill the mind of a person to the exclusion of other subjects. postgraduate adj. predict v. at the beginning of a book. pluperfect adj. precedent n. poise n. Pertaining to or consisting of air or gas. pretext n. A provision made in advance for some possible emergency or danger. ponderous adj. etc. populous adj. predominate v. The having. Having to do with what is preliminary. prattle v. To beat with something thick or bulky. Pertaining to the having. plenitude n. Frequency. prehensible adj. prelacy n. A solid bounded by plane faces. To state as belonging to something. The art of controversy or disputation. Severity or acuteness. prescription n. A wealthy class in a political community who control the government by means of their money. polygamy n. The Pope. Poetry. pneumatic adj. trying situation or plight. The manner in which a thing is placed. precise adj. Marked by pretense. An inferior poet. postscript n. plurality n. poesy n. plenipotentiary n. enjoys. holding. predominant adj. To attach at the beginning. To foreordain. prevalent adj. pommel v. Something added to a letter after the writer's signature. prerogative adj. presumption n. To foretell. A statement introductory to and explanatory of what follows. The right or act of purchasing before others. polytheism n. Assuming too much. To preoccupy. potential n. preeminence n. Pertaining to studies that are pursued after receiving a degree. The state of having the mind. or degree. A forerunner or herald. conceit. definition. SAT math and more free at www. Special eminence. possess v. as property. potentate n. An instance that may serve as a guide or basis for a rule. the fact or condition of having more than one wife or husband at once. To exceed in influence or power. To happen first. predominance n. powerless adj. One possessed of great power or sway. First in rank or position. Knowledge of events before they take place. The act of laying hold of or grasping. poignancy n. Free from doubt or hesitation. Equilibrium. or degree. Having superior rank or precedence. prejudice n. prefatory adj. quantity. A piece of lead for making soundings. Coming too soon. or supernatural. A weight suspended by a line to test the verticality of something. A preconceived liking. Containing many inhabitants.
procrastinate v. Caution. Primitive. probation n. profuse adj. An undue display of modesty or delicacy. Any proceeding designed to ascertain or test character. A work. or that may be enjoyed only under special conditions. proctor n. proclamation n. as of a will. To drive or urge forward. Pertaining to punishment. psychopathic adj. priory n. with condemnation or denunciation. To swell or bulge beyond the surrounding surface. Propelling. A pretended or false apostle. pseudonym n. purveyor n. Uncultured in thought and manner. One who makes exploration. provocation n. as in some knowledge. To renew motion or action. sharp points. science. Protestant n. psychotherapy n. as in an eddy. propeller n.FreeVocabulary. promenade v. Childish. Kindly disposed. priggish adj. protective adj. pungency n. professor n. putrescent adj. will. A declaration or memorandum of agreement less solemn and formal than a treaty. proscribe v. privity n. promoter n. Without spirit or bravery. proscenium n. or science. One who favors the prohibition by law of the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages. Proceeding or marked by caution. prohibitionist n. probe v. protuberant adj. promiscuous adj.com prevention n. Expressing an engagement to pay. The state or period of being a student. prospector n. Morally irresponsible. Conspicuous in position. To prolong. To put off till tomorrow or till a future time. A monastic house. discourse. prosody n. prurient adj. or with the head to the ground. Shameless viciousness. Conceited. An action or mode of conduct that excites resentment. The treatment of mental disease. A right or immunity not enjoyed by all. prostrate adj. principality n. A moving forward or proceeding in course. especially in the use of money or property. To cause to whirl. pyrotechnic adj. Verbose. A defender. or design (for sex). prickle v. Strictly observant of the rules or forms prescribed by law or custom. propel v. proviso n. To proclaim. puerile adj. The state or character of using a fictitious name. principle n. puissant adj. To offer to another for acceptance. promulgate v. pulmonary adj. The earliest victim in any cause. as a teaching or a practice. That part of the stage between the curtain and the orchestra. One who has been won over from one religious belief to another. A brief. purloin v.. pyre n. condensing in witty or striking form the wisdom of experience. pithy saying. pupilage n. A prefatory statement or explanation to a poem. pungent adj. Strength. profligacy n. prophecy n. Virtue or integrity tested and confirmed. First. proximately adv. probity n. A paper or pamphlet containing information of a proposed undertaking. projection n. prophesy v. purgatory n. A high point of land extending outward from the coastline into the sea. Possessing ample and ready knowledge or of skill in any art. or industry. prudery n. punctilious adj. Thwarting. pseudapostle n. A leader in any enterprise or contest. Any prediction or foretelling. Undergoing decomposition of animal or vegetable matter accompanied by fetid odors. prodigious adj. Relating to making proof. profligate adj. prodigal n. Belonging to the first ages. Yielding in abundance. psychiatry n. protagonist n. protuberance n. profiteer n. primer n. protuberate v. but carrying on maritime war. or performance. punitive adj. afterward imitated in form or spirit. original in character. To reject. The quality of affecting the sense of smell. Affecting the sense of smell. One specially cared for and favored by another usually older person. and intrepidity in battle. especially when assumed by a writer. pudgy adj. One wasteful or extravagant. prominence n. privy adj. especially under divine inspiration and guidance. . prudence n. protrusion n. The substance that forms the principal portion of an animal or vegetable cell. Knowledge shared with another or others regarding a private matter. An advanced state of acquirement. A prominence. An outline or contour. protection n. protector n. To spread abroad or from person to person. One who profits. prolong v. Quarrelsome. Preservation from harm. To search through and through. Possessing strength. propulsion n. protrude v. promissory adj. prohibitory adj. profile n. A driving onward or forward. Intent. A person of the lowest or poorest class. To extend in time or duration. privateer n. providential adj. Bulging. A furtherer. Pertaining to the lungs. by which its operation is rendered conditional. A person who is empowered by another to represent him or her in a given matter. The science of poetical forms. One who or that which propels. Effected by divine guidance. profession n. procrastination n. or principles. protract v. art. danger. prima adj. Something that swells out from a surrounding surface. To walk for amusement or exercise. protoplasm n. A general truth or proposition. proficiency n. provincial adj. prosaic adj. Most important. Any announcement made in a public manner. The territory of a reigning prince. propagate v. An insane propensity to set things on fire. Abandoned to vice. custom. prominent adj. prospectus n. psychic adj. prologue n. character. proselyte n. or examination. A decree or an order forbidding something. annoyance. propitious adj. A fictitious name. A heap of combustibles arranged for burning a dead body. An intermediate state where souls are made fit for paradise or heaven by expiatory suffering. Produced or displayed in overabundance. A person or thing of very remarkable gifts or qualities. principal adj. The branch of medicine that relates to mental disease. search. To predict or foretell. prototype n. Immense. provident adj. protégé n. Pertaining to the beginning or early times. Accordance with recognized usage. one who supplies pusillanimous adj. or encourager. The act of protruding. Delay. Inclined to lascivious thoughts and desires. Stiffly proper. prohibition n. Anticipating and making ready for future wants or emergencies. proceed v. especially of the sale of alcoholic beverages. Being in proportion. Sheltering. To steal. proxy n. A public teacher of the highest grade in a university or college. or the like. Pertaining to fireworks or their manufacture. Small and fat. Any act of condemnation and rejection from favor and privilege. as after rest or interruption. proficient adj. A manner or method of acting. proffer v. prudential 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. propellant adj. Observant and exact in points of time. or any other evil. pyromania n. The quality of being noticeable or distinguished. primitive adj. propaganda n. Offspring. prim adj. Any institution or systematic scheme for propagating a doctrine or system. Brought together without order. pristine adj. progeny n. Lying prone. Pertaining to the mind or soul. Participating with another or others in the knowledge of a secret transaction. progression n. pseudonymity n. purl v. qualification. prowess n. forwarder. Producing offspring or fruit. proverb n. prodigy n. SAT math and more free at www. Involving or equivalent to prohibition. Immediately. promontory n. especially for minerals. primeval adj. protomartyr n. probate adj. propriety n. punctual adj. To push out or thrust forth. etc. A vessel owned and officered by private persons. prolific adj. skill. protocol n. A clause in a contract. prolix adj. To puncture slightly with fine. Any calling or occupation involving special mental or other special disciplines. proscription n. proportionate adj. proletarian n. Unimaginative. An agent acting for another. A Christian who denies the authority of the Pope and holds the right of special judgment. pugnacious adj. purport n. privilege n. or importance. An elementary reading-book for children. productive adj. procedure n. distinction.
reducible adj. The killing of a king or sovereign. Habitually complaining. surveying. To divide into quarters. To lay waste by pillage. To regain. Tendency towards a former. ravine n. recapitulate v. recure v. quarto n. rancor n. To provide with a fixed allowance or portion. To arrange again or in a different order. redound n. To cure again. reclaim v. To prove to be wrong. To restore. The enforced isolation of any person or place infected with contagious disease. To correct. Particular conduct or administration of affairs. quietus n. radiance n. recur v. quintessence n. or privilege. or inflation. heat. reconnoiter v. Capable of being or fit to be received . regenerate v. Brilliant or sparkling luster. refusal n. rationalism n. realism n. Making no noise. quiet adj. regime n. To give new confidence. Without objection or reluctance. recoil v. Charlatanry quadrate v. . rampant adj. quarter n. Having a tendency to go back. rapine. quarrelsome adj. regent n. Capable of being adjusted or harmonized. racy adj. Affected with rabies or hydrophobia. regale v. raucous adj. raillery n. Quiet. recapture v. loathing. To build again or anew. reformer n. An utterly trivial distinction or objection. Disposed to seize by violence or by unlawful or greedy methods. A bulwark or construction to oppose assault or hostile entry. recreant n. To set right. recognize v. especially at regular intervals. Branch-like. In a state of preparedness for any given purpose or occasion. rearrange v. To oppose by argument or a sufficient answer. recuperate v. Excess. A cowardly or faithless person. quarantine n. Musical composition arranged for five voices or instruments. refringency n. revolution. quarterly adj. Having great speed. Irascible. usually of precious metal. A hermitage. Exciting or exhilarating to the mind. A deep gorge or hollow. reassure v. recrudescent adj. A silencing. as a wrong by compensation or the punishment of the wrong-doer. or ability of receiving. ramose adj. To start back as in dismay. recitation n. readily adv.com pyx n. climbing. To produce irritation or festering. recede v. Power to refract. reconstruct v. is purified. Furiously voracious or hungry. A file of persons waiting in order of their arrival. The act of reciting or repeating. An umpire. redolent adj. The throwing off or back of light. To recall the identity of (a person or thing). To rebuild.often money. rapid adj. A requisite for an employment. quiescent adj. To give unusual pleasure. reck v. To repeat again the principal points of. Malice. right. or other destructive methods. suppressing. queue n. quite adv. One who lives in retirement or seclusion. or geological purposes. Smelling sweet and agreeable. SAT math and more free at www. as truths or impressions. independently of authority. quackery n. One who holds extreme views or advocates extreme measures. or sound in a particular direction.FreeVocabulary. Good-humored satire. character. The recovery of what is mortgaged or pledged. position. qualify v. The formation of opinions by relying upon reason alone. Becoming raw or sore again. recant v. by paying the debt. as in war. especially of food. reflectible adj. rapine n. receivable adj. ration v. To extend in all directions. redemption n. To enlist men for military or naval service. Royalty. quay n. rectify v. Formidable. The quality of being upright in principles and conduct. ravenous adj. To bend or turn from a direct course. reaction n. or dread. The most essential part of anything. Rebound. To multiply by four. To make inquiry. quadruple v. readjust v. devouring. qualification n. rebellious adj. recline v. To recover. redoubtable adj. radiate v. sound. Magnitude. Constituting an excess. rabid adj. The act of seizing and carrying off property by superior force. A place where some crude material. ready adj. To cause to assume a leaning or recumbent attitude or position. refractory 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. Capable of being turned back. recessive adj. rapt adj. recluse n. reflector n. To direct or send for information or other purpose. querulous adj. reflexible adj. refringent adj. regality n. skill. or running without check or restraint. rebut v. Returning from time to time. To give and take mutually. referrer n. A peremptory or unexpected rejection of advances or approaches. To reproduce. Occurring or made at intervals of three months. or ending. To review with care. reclusory n. refinery n. One of four equal parts into which anything is or may be divided. rebuild v. Fully. A mirror. rankle v. Change for the better. Resort to or application for help in exigency or trouble. quartet n. reconsider v. qualm n. rapacious adj. Denial of what is asked. Equal mutual rights and benefits granted and enjoyed. One who carries out a reform. To demand or to obtain the return or restoration of. as after reform. as of metal. especially one worn by a stream or flow of water. recourse n. To have a care or thought for. A wharf or artificial landing-place on the shore of a harbor or projecting into it. Chivalrous or romantic to a ridiculous or extravagant degree. quibble n. Foolishly headless of danger. quality. as sugar or petroleum. quantity n. as for admittance. To refresh after labor. quiescence n. reactionary adj. Smelling sweet and agreeable. pl. or possessions. or opposite state of things. To endow or furnish with requisite ability. recrudescence n. for reflecting light. especially in public and from memory. To recall the knowledge of. reckless adj. A composition for four voices or four instruments. quintet n. in which the host is preserved. The principle and practice of depicting persons and scenes as they are believed really to exist. Growing. refer v. raptorial adj. Quixotic adj. Mutually interchangeable or convertible. rampart n. reestablish v. An eight-page newspaper of any size. redundant adj. An acknowledgment entered into before a court with condition to do some particular act. regalia n. Having the capacity. refragable adj. Not amenable to control. Seizing and devouring living prey. A puzzling predicament. rebuff n. Capable of being refuted. as from a source or focus. That may be reduced. Enraptured. Ascribable. The state of becoming raw or sore again. Pertaining to. heat. redundance n. A fit of nausea. recognizance n. To move back or away. reform n. reflection n. especially at regular or stated intervals. Being in a state of repose or inaction. redolence n. To divide or subdivide into branches or subdivisions. recurrent adj. Capable of being reflected. redress v. quandary n. reciprocal adj. A vessel or casket. receptive adj. To make a preliminary examination of for military. reconcilable adj. One who is lawfully deputized to administer the government for the time being in the name of the ruler. Insubordinate. Harsh. reciprocity n. radix n. or any form of energy that travels in waves. To put in order after disarrangement. One who refers. recover v. referable adj. The emblems of royalty. To happen again or repeatedly. knowledge. of the nature of. A confirmed criminal. query v. Having the power to refract. refract v. refute v. To withdraw formally one's belief (in something previously believed or maintained). ravage v. reciprocate v. regicide n. That from or on which something is developed. recidivist n. radical n. To capture again. recruit v. causing. especially with a view to a reversal of previous action. referee n. ramify v. recreate v. recollect v. rectitude n. or favoring reaction.
To grant a respite from punishment to. Grossly offensive. To restore to youth. revert v. resent v. retinue n. or wrong. The power of springing back to a former position resilient adj. reiterate v. reprisal n. To follow backward or toward the place of beginning. retaliate v. physically or mentally. Indulging in or manifesting coarse indecency or obscenity. An explicit disclaimer of a right or privilege. revile v. or for the purpose of making changes. A remainder or surplus after a part has been separated or otherwise treated. repel v. The quality of being able to reinforce sound by sympathetic vibrations. A prearranged place of meeting. or made available for aid or support. Interval of rest. physically or mentally. rightful adj. remonstrant adj. Having power to force back in a manner. remodel v. To restore to a former state. as after separation. To return. To indulge in fretfulness and faultfinding. revere v. A ready. retch v. The art of discourse. requiem n. rejuvenate v. reverent adj. repartee n. A systematized order or course of living with reference to food. Having the character of a reproof. reseat v. as for an injury. Exercising royal authority in one's own right. To suffer a return of a disease after partial recovery. relinquish v. remonstrate v. To heap approach or abuse upon. as an act. especially of a liquid or gas. Dependence. Looks or acts expressing amused contempt. replete adj. The act of taking back. Recollection. Pertaining to the recollection of matters of personal interest. or having reference to past events. retrace v. To recover something by searching. as an injury or insult. The process by which an animal or plant gives rise to another of its kind. Bearing upon the matter in hand. reprimand v. Unwilling. To keep under restraint or control. equally with the first. relied upon. reminiscent adj. To make void. The revival of letters. expressive of. To cut down or reduce in extent or quantity. repugnance n. The act of beating or driving back. or privilege. To repay either good or evil to. revise v. resonate v. Sorrow for something done or left undone. To present a verbal or written protest to those who have power to right or prevent a wrong. remuneration n. resource 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 restore to a former status. Reconstruct. may be kept. repressible adj. or repository in which relics are kept. resistant adj. as a track or marking.com regimen n. responsibilities. Renaissance n. A place in which goods are stored. Censurable. A casket. respondent adj. Thorough dislike. Compensation. resumption n. transactions. Any infliction or act by way of retaliation on an enemy. Negligent. retrieve v. revisal n. affecting. A return to or toward some former state or condition. as a building. ribald adj. A renewal of youth. . Restoration of anything to the one to whom it properly belongs. resistive adj. Capable of repair. reprehension n. discovering. righteousness n. reticence n. A place where things are stored or gathered together. by the enacting authority or a superior authority. Revision. replica n. Having or exercising the power of resistance. retrospect n. loss. or unknown. reproduction n. To regard with worshipful veneration. Surging back or again. Having the quality of springing back to a former position. repulsive adj. A showy writer or speaker. rife adj. repute v. reluctance n. rein n. residue n. as an original. Laughable and contemptible. To force or keep back in a manner. resurgent adj. To be indignant at. rhetorician n. A disclosing. To change to a more satisfactory form of organization. retract v. reversion n. repertory n. remiss adj. or authority. replenish v. The act or ridding or delivering from something undesirable. resemblance n. Answering. repine v. remembrance n. as to an obscure position or remote destination. To refuse to have anything to do with. repugnant adj.FreeVocabulary. A solemn mass sung for the repose of the souls of the dead. clothing and personal habits. requisite adj. reminiscence n. or taking again. and then of art. reimburse v. To reunite after separation. reprieve v. Conformed to a just claim according to established laws or usage. To restore from apparent death. as an attacking or advancing enemy. Necessary. reproof n. To repay evil with a similar evil. resistance n. A return from death to life resuscitate v. reliquary n. retouch v. Abundant. revelation n. as something that has been emptied. or apt reply. as toward a former position or the like. resurrection n. A receptacle where a quantity of some material. An expression of disapproval or blame personally addressed to one censured. repudiate v. capacity. retroactive adj. To rescind. repellent adj. retort n. rhetoric n. To modify the details of. station. A body of soldiers. The body of persons who attend a person of importance in travel or public appearance. revoke v. Repeal. Adequate return for good or ill. renunciation n. reliance n. right rank. A view or contemplation of something past. reign v. A retaliatory speech. A going or moving backward or in a reverse direction. reliant adj. reinstate v. reservoir n. rehabilitate v. A duplicate executed by the artist himself. The keeping of a thing within one's power or possession. or making known of what was before secret. reorganize v. rendezvous n. Offensive to taste and feeling. regretful adj. reunite v. remission n. retention n. To yield. relish v. SAT math and more free at www. retrogression n. Humble. requital n. The act of making amends. resilience n. Similarity in quality or form. repulse n. Able to be kept under restraint or control. repress v. Habitually keeping silent or being reserved in utterance. revocation n. relapse v. resonance adj. retrench v. and regarded. To hold in general opinion. To chide or rebuke for a fault. To send off or consign. reproduce v. regnant adj. Reproof. To make an effort to vomit. rejoin v. rhapsody n. with desire to make things right by undoing the wrong. resonance n. as to a person. To render of no further effect. or full of regret. remonstrance n. reticent adj. riddance n. To make a copy of. requite v. or turn or look back. Unwillingness. coffer. Able to reinforce sound by sympathetic vibrations. reprehensible adj. resplendent adj. reprobate n. repetition n. reprehend v. To restore after deterioration. That which is restored to. relevant adj. relegate v. respite n. retrograde v. To say or do again and again. To place in position of office again. rescind v. To examine for the correction of errors. Full to the uttermost. To give up using or having. repository n. To unite or join again. Powerless. The calling to mind of incidents within the range of personal knowledge or experience. restitution n. Expression of blame. ridicule n. relent v. Temporary diminution of a disease. rejuvenescence n. regiment n. To have or produce resonance. The act of repeating. rendition n. A step attached to the bit for controlling a horse or other draft-animal. Very bright. Looking back on the past. To pay back as an equivalent of what has been expended. To fill again. To pay or pay for. reluctant adj. To hold and exercise sovereign power. retrospective adj. One abandoned to depravity and sin. reparable adj. resistless adj. To return to a former place or condition. renovate v. To cause to deteriorate or to move backward. Feeling. Operative on. Offering or tending to produce resistance. repentance n. which marks the transition from medieval to modern time. Having confidence. private. To like the taste or savor of. The exertion of opposite effort or effect. repeal v. To recall or take back (something that one has said). witty. reparation n. regress v. To find fault with. ridiculous adj. Interpretation. Rectitude. Rapt or rapturous utterance. remunerate v. The quality of habitually keeping silent or being reserved in utterance.
Durable. salacious adj. sequel n. seismograph n. rivulet n. To chew over again. Round from fullness or plumpness. Having the nature or quality of soap. scarcity n. Power to perceive or feel. contained in. sapience n. Grossly indecent or vulgar. Peculiar to or proceeding from the weakness or infirmity of old age. scabbard n. Conduct directed against public order and the tranquility of the state. secretive adj. scoundrel n. sequent adj. self-respect n. ruffian adj. sedate adj. secondly adv. sequacious adj. Resembling poetry. especially by presenting on an altar. sedentary adj.or corruption is held up to ridicule. equivalent to sir. or does other writing for others. Cautious in action for fear of doing wrong. One who writes or is skilled in writing. Consisting of blood. sentience n. ruth n. satirize v. especially from political or religious bodies. sergeant-major n. A long curved blade for mowing. Affecting the sense of taste. An executive officer in legislative bodies who enforces the orders of the presiding officer. A salute given by firing all the guns. sense n. in which vice. To regret extremely. The act of violating or profaning anything sacred. scintilla n. A stone coffin or a chest-like tomb.FreeVocabulary. or welcome. sacrilege n. as of theology or pedagogics. Easily affected by outside operations or influences. secrecy n. A half-circle. Outward appearance. To place. Doubt or uncertainty regarding a question of moral right or duty. sensation n. A wild and uncivilized human being. rank. salutatory n. seclude v. Less important or effective than that which is primary. Ready to be led. Possessing the power of sense or sense-perception. sanguine adj. The condition of standing out distinctly. In the second place in order or succession. Recurring every seven years. rotund adj. rigor n. selective adj. salvage n. Inflexibility. sentence n. ruminate v. Characteristic of dwelling in the country. size. early. satiric adj. script n. The signification conveyed by some word. as food previously swallowed and regurgitated. A lawless or recklessly brutal fellow. sarcasm n. Able to discern and distinguish with wise perception. To perceive by taste or smell. sensitive adj. saponaceous adj. separatist n. service n. sepulcher n. Having a tendency to conceal. especially from a political or religious body. Making an ostentatious display or hypocritical pretense of holiness or piety. seminar n. scurrilous adj. Deep wisdom or knowledge. secession 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. sensibility n. A related group of words containing a subject and a predicate and expressing a complete thought. Possessing wisdom. A condition of mind resulting from spiritual or inherent feeling. To make an offering of to deity. sensual adj. Having a warm appreciation of the beautiful or of the refinements of luxury. seize v. as a wheel. sediment n. or incomplete stage of development. Recurring at intervals of six months. To catch or take hold of suddenly and forcibly. Bloody. A non-commissioned military officer ranking next above a corporal. Any guard or watch stationed for protection. salient adj. rookery n. A seceder. sebaceous adj. secant adj. A title of honor or respectful address. To burn on the surface. The highest non-commissioned officer in a regiment. Any assemblage of pupils for real research in some specific study under a teacher. capable of exciting laughter. Promotive of conduct directed against public order and the tranquility of the state. Involving or requiring much sitting. A small stream or brook. salvo n. A burial-place. scribe n. sergeant-at-arms n. sapid adj. sentient adj. Cutting. salience n. satyr n. Sorrow for another's misery. A small ripple. Any act of saving property. secondary adj. rudimentary adj. sanguineous adj. servitude n. Pertaining to or appearing like fat. Possessing wisdom. Hasty. or events follow one another in space or time. like a wheel. Offering or offered as an atonement for sin. separable adj. saline adj. satiate v. rigorous adj. hailing. sapient adj. A musical composition during which the first part or subject is repeated several times. Solitude. A place where crows congregate to breed. keep. . A man without principle. The opening oration at the commencement in American colleges. To protect. sanctimonious adj. Any work done for the benefit of another. sanctity n. sapiential adj. things. seclusion n. sentinel n. sanction v. One who attends to correspondence. sergeant n. Impious. sacrificial adj. sacrilegious adj. sequester v. Second in quality. sardonic adj. To cause to withdraw or retire. semicircle n. salutation n. Partially conscious. A range of action or view. To entice to surrender chastity. savage n. semiannual adj. A special school. or action. Being in an initial. reaping. Any form of greeting. sear v. careless writing. Characterized by great strength or power of endurance. semblance n. savor v. Insufficiency of supply for needs or ordinary demands. rupture v. sequence n. Repetition of words or sounds as a means of learning them. seduce v. importance. Constituting or consisting of salt. Uncompromising. Writing or handwriting of the ordinary cursive form. The sensory apparatus. or keenness of wit in ridiculing vices. To withdraw from union or association. Pertaining to the body or the physical senses. séance n. Nonsense.com rigmarole n. To be violently excited or agitated. incapacity . SAT math and more free at www. whether by word or act. ripplet n. Capacity for sensation or sense-perception. Having strong sexual desires. Slavery. as of water. separate v. A meeting of spirituals for consulting spirits. serviceable adj. rotate v. Rational self-esteem. seditious adj. satire n. senile adj. scuttle v. risible adj. as at the funeral of an officer. second-rate adj. salutary adj. Beneficial. or warranted by the Holy Scriptures. Scornfully or bitterly sarcastic. septennial adj. especially into two parts. robust adj. semiconscious adj. scholastic adj. Scriptural adj. sacrifice v. sedulous adj. scope n. secretary n. rondo n. Pertaining to. as from society or public life. semicivilized adj. safeguard v. Matter that settles to the bottom of a liquid. Even-tempered. A very lascivious person. Following in the order of time. secede v. Having the power of choice. phrase. rue v. scythe n. scholarly adj. seer n. Characteristic of an erudite person. That which follows in consequence of what has previously happened. To separate the parts of by violence. Holiness. seethe v. Concealment. sanguinary adj. A prophet. or so constructed as to turn thus. sensuous adj. Capable of being disjoined or divided. To sink (a ship) by making holes in the bottom. Turning around its axis. Voluntary withdrawal from fellowship. with slight attention. sagacious adj. Chewing the cud. ruminant adj. sedition n. To approve authoritatively. Half-civilized. Standing out prominently. keeps records. An instrument for recording the phenomena of earthquakes. To emit or send forth sparks or little flashes of light. seignior n. irony. scruple n. To treat with sarcasm or derisive wit. The sheath of a sword or similar bladed weapon. scribble n. etc. sensorium n. To satisfy fully the appetite or desire of. To cause to turn on or as on its axis. etc. To confiscate. sarcophagus n. rustic adj. To take apart. scrupulous adj. scintillate v. seminary n. Cutting and reproachful language. Having the color of blood. rotary adj. rote n. or withdraw from the companionship of others. Pertaining to education or schools. sequestrate v. The employment of sarcasm. The order in which a number or persons. The faintest ray. Persevering in effort or endeavor.
but also a chance of profit. sleight n. stigma n. A group of rimed lines. Not flowing: said of water. A classificatory group of animals or plants subordinate to a genus. stiletto n. A narrow passage of water connecting two larger bodies of water. actions. To pursue inquiries and form conjectures. Having the grace. or other metal. A poem of fourteen decasyllabic or octosyllabiclines expressing two successive phrases. souvenir n. species n. Witchcraft. an attorney. shrivel v. stagnant adj. sprightly adj. simile n. sibilate v. stanza n. Wanting in resource. To give a hissing sound to. Stoicism n. or executive ability. Pertaining to stars or constellations. sheer adj. Genuine. as in a fluid. One who is skilled in collecting and tabulating numerical facts. simplify v. stingy adj. To rouse to activity or to quickened action. An opening or cavity. Of degraded character or nature. The sun. sterling adj. Tending to produce sleep. The philosophical study of society. sextet n. sophism n. statistician n. slight adj. sinuosity n. similar adj. soprano n. Made with a hissing sound. similitude n. siren n. Resonant. sinus n. steppe n. Lazy. A person habitually lazy or idle. unwilling to spend money. as in a pool. A false argument understood to be such by the reasoner himself and intentionally used to deceive sophistical adj. staid adj. A small dagger. Having a dirty. The entertainment of doubt concerning something. sluggard n. soothsayer n. Pertaining to or designating bodies at rest or forces in equilibrium. stanchion n. spectrum n. trouble. A band of six singers or players. caused by agony or terror. stipend n. An uncastrated male horse. sphericity n. Convulsive. A contraction of any material into less bulk or dimension. Cheap. sophistry n. Desultory fighting between advanced detachments of two armies. sophisticate v. silver. skepticism n. An instrument for measuring curvature or radii of spherical surfaces. Evil. simulate v. A body having nearly the form of a sphere. Having sufficient funds to pay all debts. Any authoritatively declared rule. Gloomy. Imitate. . streamlet n. siege n. specimen n. sinuous adj. Vivacious. specialize v. significant adj. or quietude of a statue. A sea-nymph. Characterized by skill at understanding and profiting by circumstances. as in pronouncing the letter s. sinister adj. or law. solvent adj. To become dull or inert. A beleaguerment. Plausible. slothful adj. poverty-stricken appearance. Multiplied by six. shrewd adj. A natural or artificial layer. sidereal adj. statute n. A theory of civil polity that aims to secure the reconstruction of society. skirmish n. or thickness of any substance or material. or existing at the same time. done. Any clever trick or device for obtaining an advantage. somnolent adj. stimulus n. statuesque adj. sonnet n. A woman who has never been married. sidelong adj. socialism n. A monologue. sparse adj. statecraft n. spherometer n. Thinly diffused. A comparison which directs the mind to the representative object itself. Strictness. spinster n. Fallacious. A trick or feat so deftly done that the manner of performance escapes observation. Curving in and out. Anything that rouses to activity or to quickened action. ordinance. A body of sisters united by some bond of sympathy or by a religious vow. spectator n. spheroid n. To assume an individual or specific character. Similarity. stagnate v. Having spines. sonorous adj. soluble adj. soliloquy n. stagy adj. To draw or be drawn into wrinkles. significance n. Separation. sonata n. specialty n. squalid adj. To burn slightly or superficially. A mark of infamy or token of disgrace attaching to a person as the result of evildoing. A token of remembrance. statuette n. One who makes an investment that involves a risk of loss. speculate v. A definite amount paid at stated periods in compensation for services or as an allowance. stratum n. hot winds from Africa. One of a class of persons or things regarded as representative of the class. specious adj. Important. One who beholds or looks on. sibilance n. bed. The art of conducting state affairs. Bearing resemblance to one another or to something else. Exceptionally brave. The natural height of an animal body. solecism n. socialist adj. Absolute. Rivulet. To deprive of simplicity of mind or manner. Of a steady and sober character. used to confine cattle in a stall. A mixing or changing the order of things. A vertical bar. An image formed by rays of light or other radiant energy. or calamity. stratagem n. A sharp. Usually. singe v. commonly one kept for breeding. stringency n. Not genuine. specie n. One of the extensive plains in Russia and Siberia. Sol n. Of a small importance or significance. anxiety. stationary adj. Incentive. spontaneous adj. The state or condition of being a sphere. The branch of mechanics that treats of the relations that subsist among forces in order. Inclining or tending to one side. spurious adj. spinous adj. pose. somniferous adj. or adopt a singular or special course. shrill outcry or scream. Pertaining to the stars. skiff n. To quarrel. speculator n. stimulate v. or a pair of bars. copper. spasmodic adj. specter n. sociology n. A coin or coins of gold. To smother. stealth n. stolid adj. Capable of being dissolved. sisterhood n. An instrumental composition. Pertaining to the sun. or signs. Spartan adj. Any violation of established rules or customs. One who advocates reconstruction of society by collective ownership of land and capital. somnolence n. Uneasiness of mind occasioned by desire. solder n. shrinkage n. A person engaged in military service. especially when designedly deceptive. stagnation n. shriek n. skeptic n. sinecure n. signification n. stimulant n. squabble v. stellar adj. sirocco n. sibilant adj. or fear. especially as pointing something out. static adj. sorcery n. sextuple adj. One who represents a client in court of justice. Apparition. An employment limited to one particular line of work. Oppressive drowsiness. One who settles on land without permission or right. soldier n. somber adj. SAT math and more free at www. The time of year when the sun is at its greatest declination. Comfort in grief. The condition of not flowing or not changing. Importance. statics n. The meaning conveyed by language. sociable adj.com severance n. a small light boat propelled by oars. solar adj. squatter n. A woman's or boy's voice of high range. solstice n.FreeVocabulary. Arising from inherent qualities or tendencies without external efficient cause. A fusible alloy used for joining metallic surfaces or margins. Any position having emoluments with few or no duties. The quality of curving in and out. mean. sordid adj. stature n. Having a theatrical manner. One who doubts any statements. stallion n. A hissing sound. To make less complex or difficult. Sleepy. described by Homer as dwelling between the island of Circe and Scylla. solicitude n. usually forming one of a series of similar divisions in a poem. strait n. stifle v. solicitor n. energy.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. Expressing no power of feeling or perceiving. rigorously severe. A figurine. simultaneous adj. The principles or the practice of the Stoics-being very even tempered in success and failure. Reasoning sound in appearance only. shuffle n. solace n. Extremely. shiftless adj. decree. A concealed manner of acting. severely adv. Inclined to seek company. One who claims to have supernatural insight or foresight. Not moving. Occurring.
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. symphonic adj. supplicate v. teem v. An ecclesiastical council. Situated directly underneath. supramundane adj. submersion n. subaquatic adj. A word having the same or almost the same meaning as some other. To tease. especially of those in authority or influence. surmise v. formed. Stretched tight. subside v. The act of submerging. suppress v. as from the foundation. surety n. Direction and management. suppression n. sufficiency n. Following in time. or operating under water. SAT math and more free at www. successful adj. Disinclined to conversation. Stimulating to thought or reflection. Smooth and pleasant in manner. Touching. tannery n. Perceptible by touch. effect. supercilious adj. One who has the charge and direction of. Consisting of that which is uttered in a single vocal impulse. stupendous adj. subversion n. A land-measurer. A fabric to which a pattern is applied with a needle. Food. technology n. syllable n. supernumerary adj. To relapse into a state of repose and tranquility. superb adj. To conjecture. tangent adj. The quality. taciturn adj. Characterized by a harmonious or agreeable mingling of sounds. The art or process of preserving dead animals or parts of them. substantive adj. susceptibility n. subsequent adj. To overcome by force of will. One who directs affairs with skill and shrewdness. Something peculiar to a particular art. Situated or occurring below the surface of the earth. symphonious adj. stupor n. superficial adj. submarine adj. subservient adj. Being or occurring in the mind. subterranean adj. Manner of performance. tapestry n. Marked by a harmonious or agreeable mingling of sounds. summary n. surfeit v. designed for ornamental hangings. Having reached a high degree of worldly prosperity. Being beneath the threshold of consciousness. Understood. tactician n. taxation n. That which is of the highest possible excellence or eminence. To heat to excess. trade. success n. swarthy adj. symmetry n. An association of individuals united for the prosecution of some enterprise. tactics n. sumptuous adj. tantamount adj. surround v. An ample or adequate supply. Any maneuvering or adroit management for effecting an object. A yielding to the power or authority of another. Thought-transference. The knowledge relating to industries and manufactures. To prevent from being disclosed or punished. A forcible putting or keeping down. supposition n. To take the place of. syllabus n. studious adj. Sustenance. Servilely following another's behests. suave adj. suspense n. superlative n. An additional amount charged. That which is uttered in a single vocal impulse. done. but without attendant consciousness or conscious perception. syndicate n. technography n. Of prodigious size. sublingual adj. sympathize v. character. To accomplish what is attempted or intended. taxidermy n. or treatise. suffrage n. The state of touching. Having equal or equivalent value. superintendence n. A mere youth. To share the sentiments or mental states of another. Having or showing devotion to the acquisition of knowledge. A syllabus or summary. To displace. subvert v. surrogate n. or condition of being servilely following another's behests. synod n. sycophant n. To feed to fullness or to satiety. or operating beneath the surface of the sea. sufferance n. Existing. supplant v. One who or that which is substituted for or appointed to act in place of another. To beg. tarnish v. suggestive adj. supple adj. superheat v. The coalescence of two vowels or syllables. by government. as e'er for ever. Sybarite n. tantalize v. Outline of a subject. To add in addition to what has been added. or import. subliminal adj. or the like. succeed v. suspicious adj. subjacent adj. Being an addition to. Belonging to an inferior order in a classification. Division of words into that which is uttered in a single vocal impulse. A levy. Toleration. The act of submitting. surcharge n. Having a dark hue. That part of anything that is in excess of what is needed. synonym n. One who asks humbly and earnestly. An arrangement of inanimate figures representing a scene from real life. A place where leather is tanned. An overthrow. One who or that which takes the place of a predecessor or preceding thing. synchronism n. surreptitious adj. subservience n. Being more than is needed. taut adj. superfluity n. succinct adj. superadd v. A specific capability of feeling or emotion. Methodical. superintendent n. lecture. tangible adj. Solid. superintend v. symphony n. Rigid. Caused miraculously or by the immediate exercise of divine power. superfluous adj. subsistence n. technic adj. Profound lethargy. Capable of being put underwater. suggestible adj. Simultaneousness. subtend v. sympathetic adj. syllabication n. submersible adj. Easily under a specified power or influence. Having a fellow-feeling for or like feelings with another or others. tableau n. systematic adj. especially of some work or movement. tact n. succulent adj. Lying on the back. Inclined to doubt or mistrust. suffuse v. bulk. submission n. To cover or fill the surface of. Evasion. course. submittal n. Fine or ready mental discernment shown in saying or doing the proper thing. syneresis n. supersede v. Security for payment or performance. subsist v. or degree. technique n. Supernatural. successor n. subconscious adj. The act of submerging. Situated beneath the tongue.com stringent adj. sustenance n. surveyor n. . submergence n. That which is to be subtracted. To cease to resist. A luxurious person. susceptible adj. symmetrical adj. That can be suggested. To have the charge and direction of. technicality n. graceful young woman or girl. A slender. An abstract. especially of some work or movement. subacid adj. Uncertainty. surmount v. Technical. Well-balanced. synopsis n. submerge v. superabundance n. tacit adj. A small sharp-pointed nail. The act of persuading. superannuate v. A hanging from a support. of a fixed contribution. Knowing and understanding only the ordinary and the obvious. Capable of being suppressed. suasion n. stultify v. To give an appearance of foolishness to. Being. A favorable or prosperous course or termination of anything attempted. especially a dark or sunburned complexion. The right or privilege of voting. To lessen or destroy the luster of in any way. subjugate v. subterfuge n. subordinate adj. Easily bent. Superfluous. To bring to ruin. A harmonious or agreeable mingling of sounds. To become deteriorated or incapacitated by long service. Somewhat sharp or biting. Sumptuously elegant.FreeVocabulary. supine adj. supplementary adj. supplicant n. syllabic adj. Clandestine. supernatural adj. succumb v. tack n. To extend opposite to. Exhibiting haughty and careless contempt. To place or plunge under water. Discriminating. suspension n. subtrahend n. An excessive amount. Conjecture. A servile flatterer. To be full to overflowing. tangency n. telepathy n. The scientific description or study of human arts and industries in their historic development. Concise. stripling n. Relative proportion and harmony. Juicy. subjection n. subtle adj. sylph n. To conquer. To encircle. Rich and costly. The act of bringing into a state of submission. To be maintained or sustained. suppressible adj.
usually hinged near the top. Any champion of the rights and liberties of the people: often used as the name for a newspaper. theorist n. trestle n. The act of pouring from one vessel to another. or time. testator n. Passage from one place. as toward some objector end. temporary adj. A distinguishing feature or quality. An occupant. triple adj. tenor n. An interpreter. testimonial n. transcend v. trio n. Calmness. tortious adj. SAT math and more free at www. Existing for a short time only. theorize v. tolerable adj.FreeVocabulary. A grotesque imitation. triplicity n. terminal adj. theocracy n. transience n. or doctrine that a person believes or maintains as true. A copy made directly from an original. An impediment. transverse adj. To pour or cause to pass. tercentenary adj. trickery n. thereabout adv. thoroughbred adj. Violation of allegiance. The term during which a thing is held. trenchant adj. transference n. tempter n. temerity n. To do business. trepidation n. Hard or agonizing labor. theism n. To divide into three parts. tranquility n. The art or process of communicating by telephone. Strained to stiffness. Multiplied by three. A solution. The branch of theological science that treats of God. Unyielding. Three things grouped or associated together. triplicate adj. Forbearance in judging of the acts or opinions of others. tipsy adj. transferrer n. timbre n. tranquil adj. Harangue. To passively permit or put up with. Titanic adj. Befuddled with drinks. To give an exalted meaning or glorified appearance to. limit. tricycle n. dogma. thermoelectricity n. To drive together so that one slides into the another like the sections of a spyglass. terminate v. Nervous uncertainty of feeling. transfuse v. Awe-inspiring. Based on or growing out of divine revelation. An open braced framework for supporting the horizontal stringers of a railwaybridge. degree. tireless adj. often presented in public. thermal adj. tense adj. as a fluid. temporize v. 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Pertaining to supernatural things or to another life. tutorship n. truism n. variable adj. Being present everywhere. unify v. vegetate v. Being the only one of its kind. A subordinate. upheaval n. corrupt. One of three men united coordinately in public office or authority. typify v. Very eager or urgent. place. urgency n. untimely adj. unconscious adj. Showing inexperience. Burdensome. Student who delivers an address at graduating exercises of an educational institution. uproarious adj. unanimity n. ultimate adj. and demonstrative vanity. To put into confusion. pretentious. unction n. unaccountable adj. urban adj. unctuous adj. Swollen. vagabond n. To take possession of by force. vacuum n. A statement so plainly true as hardly to require statement or proof. To undervalue. twinge n. Of less than the customary size. typographical adj. velvety adj. vendible adj. truculent adj. Doubt. variation n. Mercenary. vapid adj. More than sufficient. valediction n. A throwing upward. The act of training or the state of being under instruction. especially beyond the Alps (that is. Resembling waves. A slave or bondman. truthful adj. unnatural adj. turgid adj. Consisting of a single cell. passive way without exercise of the mental faculties. To serve as a characteristic example of. To throw into confusion. Fitness for some desirable practical purpose. uproot v. unguent n. Artificial. unbiased adj. as a case. undergarment n. Unendurable. utmost n. Unseasonable. ungainly adj. To eradicate. tutelar adj. Protective. Beyond the mountains. To cause to be one. usurp v. To move like a wave or in waves. Level or low land between hills. Of little importance or value. veneer n. variance n. unique adj. unwieldy adj. The state or quality of being of one mind. undeceive v. Overthrow or violent disturbance of established order or condition. vacate v. Plant-life in the aggregate. ubiquitous adj. ultramundane adj. troublesome adj. A roguish. 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The intellectual and moral tendencies that characterize any age or epoch. weak-kneed adj. venison n. virago n. Lacking warmth of manner. Well-being. To diminish in size and brilliancy. volition n. vulgarity n. vituperable adj. To endow with life or energy.5000 Collegiate Words with Brief Definitions – Amass an Ivy League Vocabulary! 7-CD Edition: All you have to do is listen 15 minutes a day for 4 weeks to absorb 5000 words. of condition or circumstances. impudent. venous adj. or greatness. or impression. exact. veracious adj. Habitually disposed to speak the truth. Eating with greediness or in very large quantities. venial adj. wee adj. viola n. Having a shriveled face. That may be pardoned or forgiven. Very small. Attractive. One who transgresses. A visible trace. veracity n. Capricious. Having great fluency in speaking. A person who has little understanding. vernal adj. Lack of refinement in conduct or speech. especially temporarily. wavelet n. To make more keen or eager. 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To prove true. volatile adj. virtuoso n. visage n. well-bred adj. vista n. Of good ancestry. An imaginary belt encircling the heavens within which are the larger planets. or accurate. yearling n. . viceroy n. waistcoat n. The state or quality of being necessary to existence or continuance. The flesh of deer. wrest v. The prevalent way or fashion. The dissection of a living animal. vignette n. verbiage n. In truth. a word. working-man n. Of or pertaining to the act of calling. Ph. The face. viol n. violoncello n. a forgivable sin. lost. zodiac n. wittingly adv. Modification prohibited. wean v. To utter with complaining tone. The necessary means or resources. vicissitude n. Truthfulness. visual adj. To become or cause to become withered or dry. Green with vegetation. Completely. Masculine. To twist the body. Punitive. writhe v. mark. ranking fourth in the order of British peerage. witless adj. exact. especially one regarded in relation merely to its qualities of sound. 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Adding/Subtracting Common denominator (bottom) needed. 24. (3=6/2 add to ½) www. 25 100: 2. Including And other tricking wordings of between or including (inclusive. 23. 1 2 3 8 11 − + − = −− + −− = −− 4 3 12 12 12 OR can be done on calculator (one divided by 4…). 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. -1. Find ALL (nonprime) factors by multiplying prime factors..5. Dividing No common denominator needed. 10. 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. 25. and 25 is larger. 30. 2. The SAT often has these positive/negative questions backwards. 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. 11. 60 60 is Least Common Multiple. -2. 0. 4.9. but because a – b ≠ b – a. 2008. 5. 1. 60.0 . Multiply across. 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. it’s easier to stay with fractions. Fractions. 3 … Negative Numbers Left of zero on number line. 36. ← 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. 40. 2). 7. 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. a) 75 b) 50 c) 30 d) 25 e) 5 Only 25 and 5 are factors of 75 and 100. FREE for individual or classroom use. shows how to solve hard SAT math with these notes. d is negative) Prime Numbers A number divisible by ONLY itself and 1. 70 12. -1. 50. If the result of a • b• c • d is negative then? (one OR three of a. 13. 75: 3. a multiple (good enough for adding fractions) but not necessarily the least. Not free for commercial or online use. On multiple-choice questions. 1) is not the same as integers > -2 and < 2 (-2. 20. Multiplying NO common denominator needed. Prime numbers: 2 (the only EVEN prime number) 3.3. …. FLIP second or bottom fraction then MULTIPLY. and a÷b≠ b÷a watch subtraction and division order in tricky word problems. 100 can also be factored as: 10 • 10 2•5 •2•5 giving the same prime factors as above. which includes –2 and 2.SAT Math Notes By Steve Baba. c.6. but if answers are in fractions. now on DVD. 15. c. Greatest Common Factor (of 75 and 100) Find ALL (including nonprime) factors of both.8. but NOT all factors. List multiples of each: 10. 0.) Integers BETWEEN –2 and + 2 (-1. b.com . Fractions. counting the first.com for a free list of 5000 SAT words with brief definitions. 5. b. 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. (11 and higher is covered by checking 9 and lower) Least Common Multiples (LCM) LCM of 10 and 12: 10 • 12 = 120. 48. If ALL a. the product is positive. 5. FreeVocabulary. 29. 17. Odd/Even Operations There are rules: Odd number + Even number = Odd number ALWAYS. -1 • -1 • -1 • -1 is POSITIVE ONE Negative number or any other ODD number of negatives → Negative Dividing is the same as multiplication. 20.then 10. Integers Positive & negative whole numbers and ZERO. 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. Ph.FreeVocabulary.4. and d are negative. but missed the nonprime factors 25 and 50..D. 19.7. Both trees missed 4 and 20. 31. don’t worry about order of addition or multiplication. 1. For SAT reading see my site: 2 + 2 = 4 (even number) SAME IDEA. Between vs. 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. …-3.
Mode of 5.15%) Multiple (usually 2) percent changes A store buys cakes wholesale for $10. This second part is just a simple (50%) percent decrease problem.Fractions. do to the other side. since X could equal 1. What is the average for the school? (It’s NOT 75. 11. FreeVocabulary. Inequalities (X > 6) Like equalities (X = 6) anything done to one side of the equation. Percent .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%. the median is half way between the two middle numbers or the average of the two middle numbers. 10. Since there is no single middle number.25 8 Difficult weighted average questions use variables (a. percent = 20%) Part = Percent • Whole 16 = 20/100 • X X = 80 Percent . One false example (a counter example) proves a MUST (be true) FALSE. 19 and 20 is 17. Ratios .Part to Part. now on DVD. 5. Assume ALL 5 five in second class got exactly 80. EXCEPT when multiplying or DIVIDING by a NEGATIVE. (8 > 6) Multiply both sides by –1 is NOT: (-8 > . Median of 10. 1 1 1 (½ ) 2 = − • − = − 2 2 4 Note that ¼ is LESS than ½. X2 > X MAY be true if X=2. 5. Median of an EVEN number of terms. but is (-8 < -6). Compute usual average: Sum of Terms −−−−−−−−−−−− = Number of Terms 70+70+70+80+80+80+80+80 −−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−− = 8 3 • 70 + 5 • 80 −−−−−−−−−−−− = 76. 19 and 20? The two middle numbers are 13 and 19. Median of 10. A week-old cake costs? (It’s NOT $10) Solve as TWO separate problems. 2 = 20% Percent – Missing Whole (working backwards) 16 is what 20% of what? (part = 16. Note the “part” is more than the whole if increased.15 • 60 X=9 Percents are the same as fraction questions: What (part) is 3/20 of 60 (whole)? Part = Fraction • Whole Percent . the store reduces the fresh-cake retail price by 50% and sells as week-old cakes.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% . while for numbers greater than 1 the square is larger.Part from Whole. One true example proves a MAY (be true) TRUE.0015 • 60 X = . Halfway between or the average is 16.2. If the cake does not sell in a week. Multiply by self. . but very large or small percentages What (part) is .15/100 or .6). Weighted Average A class of 3 students has an average grade of 70. This is a simple percent increase problem. and adds 50% to get the fresh-cake retail price. Part = Percent • Whole X = 150/100 • $10 = $15 Then reduce the $15 by 50%. But MUST be true is FALSE.15 y% = y/100 or move decimal point two spaces to convert: Part = Percent • Whole X = 15/100 • 60 OR X = . solve for the fresh-cake retail price. switch inequality sign. The $15 is now the new whole (sometimes call new “base”).5 Change the whole or base when doing multiple percent changes.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 = 16.15% = . whole = 80) Part = Percent • Whole 16 = X/100 • 80 X = 20 OR solve for decimal 16 = D • 80 D = . 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. b) for the number of students: a • 70 + b • 80 −−−−−−−−−−−− a+b May (sometimes) / Must (always) be true X is a positive integer. 17. 13.com . Percent .15% of 60 (whole)? ↑ Note the decimal point .Part from Whole What (part) is 15% of 60 (whole)? 15% = 15/100 or . 20: 5+5+10+20 −−−−−−−−−− = 10 4 Mode: Most frequently occurring number.) Assume ALL 3 students in first class got exactly 70. shows how to solve hard SAT math with these notes. There are 15 apples. Part = Percent • Whole X = 50/100 • $15 = $7.0015 Part = Percent • Whole X = . Median: Number in middle when numbers ordered from smallest to largest. Squaring. 10 and 20 is 5. (½ ) 3 is 1 1 1 1 −• −• − = − 2 2 2 8 Average: Arithmetic Mean Sum of Terms −−−−−−−−−−−− Number of Terms Average 5. and convert to percent by moving decimal point. Cubing Same as multiplying. From the first sentence (underlined). no whole The ratio of apples to oranges is 3 to 2.15/100 • 60 OR X = . The other class of 5 students has an average of 80.
Two hours in afternoon. Direct Proportion Speed (X) Miles in 30 min (Y) 30 15 60 30 90 45 In general y = kx . outer. 40 MPH in morning driving to school. 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. What is the ratio of apples to pears? It’s NOT 3 to 4. and Total The ratio of apples to oranges is 3 to 2. where x is the multiple of the original ratio. If x goes up z times. 20 MPH in afternoon traffic. Rate Fast. There is a total of 50 apples and oranges. 80 miles round trip. 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).com . X = 10 You can put all apples on top or all apples on bottom. 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 . Do one ratio at a time: Assume 18 apples. On multiple choice problems work backward from answers. 5 inches on map is? keep inches on top ↓ ↓ 2/3 5 −− = −− . At 40 MPH. If x triples.ab . Ratios – Inches to Miles On a map 2/3 of an inch represents 10 miles. 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. Solve for X = 12 ↑ ↑ keep oranges on bottom With 18 apples there are 12 oranges. If a • b = 0 then a and/or b (one or both) is zero. y must half to keep k constant. 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. k is a constant as x increases. but don’t mix in one equation. but if not try guessing other first or last terms. FreeVocabulary. there are 16 pears or 18/16 or 9/8. Now oranges on top ↓ ↓ 3 12 − = −−− 4 Y Solve for Y = 16 ↑ ↑ keep pears on bottom. With 18 apples. Slow. but pick a multiple of 3 that will divide evenly to avoid fractions. Only one answer works.ba + b2 = a -2ab + b 2 2 Multiplying by Zero 0 times anything is 0. It does. Given one angle is 100°: y 100° x y must equal 80° to add up to 180° along a line. (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. Most inverse proportions can be done without calculating k. shows how to solve hard SAT math with these notes. Multiple Ratios The ratio of apples to oranges is 3 to 2. y must be 1/3 to keep k constant. y must be 1/z to keep k constant. Rearranging: y = k/x and x = k/y k = 3600 in this example Common Inverse Proportions: If x doubles. One hour in morning. Any number works. This is used in factoring If (x-3)(x-5) = 0. what is distance in 30 minutes? Keep speed on top ↓ ↓ 30 40 − = −− . Can also be solved by finding 1 inch = 15 miles and multiplying by 5 (inches). X must equal 100° because it’s opposite of 100° AND also because x + y on one side of a line must equal 180°. Ratios . Distance Rate • Time = Distance 20 MPH • 2 Hours = 40 miles Average MPH. now on DVD. 3x + 2x = 50. keep apples on top ↓ ↓ 3 18 − = −− 2 X . What is average MPH? Do NOT average 20 and 40 for 30. inner. 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. y decreases keeping k constant. 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. The ratio of oranges to pears is 3 to 4. using the above common inverse proportions. Then 2x is number of oranges. X = 75 10 X ↑ ↑ keep miles on bottom. Rates (MPH).Part to Part. Assume the school is 40 miles away. (x-3) and/or (x-5) = 0.Cross-multiply to solve for X if answer not obvious. 80 miles/3 hours=26 2/3 MPH FOIL multiplication First. Can also be done with algebra: Let 3x be number of apples.
FreeVocabulary. Use ratio to solve. but one is larger or smaller than other. Randomly picking a shirt in the dark. 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).y) (x. -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. 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).2 y = 2x + 1 . This 3-4-5 Triangle is half the size of the larger 6-8-10 similar triangle.60°. shows how to solve hard SAT math with these notes.45° . All Xs and Ys are equal. OK Outcomes 5 1 −−−−−−−−−− = −− = −− Total Outcomes 20 4 Coordinates Both x and y y are positive Positive ↓ ―.90° triangles (an Isosceles Triangle) Two equal angles ↔ Two equal legs (sides) 90 s 45 45 __ s √2 s -2 y = –1/2x . ― (x.y) x ←Negative Positive → ―. + +. now on DVD. ― +. in general y = mx + b ↑ ↑ slope y-intercept When x = 0 (on the y axis). All 60° because every triangle is 180°.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. 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. 5 3 4 10 6 30° .y) (x. One similar triangle can be larger than other. all others can be found. y = b (the y-intercept) A point on a line (x and y). the ratio of clean to dirty shirts) First find the total number of outcomes. Polygons: Interior Angles (number of sides – 2) • 180° Triangles (3 sides) = 180° Rectangles (4 • 90°) = 360° Same for square or ANY 4 sided figure. Isosceles Triangles s x Congruent Same shape (angles) AND same size (lengths).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. 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. Contrast with similar shapes with have the same shape (angles) but not same size (lengths). 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. and either slope (m) or the yintercept (b) can be used to find the other (m or b) using y=mx + b. height and side of triangle base Number of OK Outcomes −−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−− Total Number of Outcomes Page 4 My Advanced SAT Math Seminar. and 180°/3 = 60°. All sides are proportional.60° . what is the probability of picking a clean shirt? (It’s not 5/15.60° s s Three equal sides (s) ↔ Three equal angles. 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°.Parallel Lines: y x y x x y x y = 180-x Similar Triangles Have same angles. Given any one angle.+ (x.com .
11. Take the simplest function: y = 2x. Positive y Slope + 1 x Slope – 1 y = 2(x+2) Slopes.1) choose a third point to make a right triangle by taking the x from one point and the y from the other point. Graphing the triangle may be skipped.” but the result is the same. y y = 2x ← -2 the legs of the triangle are the change in x and the change in y.1) to (3. Exponents – Multiplication same base. 15 for 7 tickets sold. Counting Consecutive Integers (or consecutive tickets…. The SAT often tests for these counterintuitive shifts. The midpoint is (2. 10. add exponents a3 • a2 = (a • a • a) • ( a • a ) = a5 = 3+2 a Subtracting (not adding) inside the function shifts to the right. 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. y (1. the exponent can be distributed: (ab)k = akbk x ← Tickets number 9 through 15 were sold today.com . For small numbers one can count 9. But the curve shifts left by two. Subtract (15-9) AND add 1 to count the first ticket sold for 7. 12.1) (3.3) and (0. Given any two points (1. and plotting to see which way the curve shifts. 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 . The midpoint of (1. Some can be done on a calculator if the formula is given. 13. Adding 2 AFTER/OUTSIDE THE FUCTION 2x moves the line up 2 to the new yintercept of 2. FreeVocabulary.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. Negative.2 If the line is clearly graphed. but (1.2) and (3. Page 5 My Advanced SAT Math Seminar. 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. (leg)2 + (leg)2 = (Hypotenuse)2 (1)2 + (2)2 = (h)2 5 = (h)2 _ √5 = h Midpoint of a line segment. now on DVD. shows how to solve hard SAT math with these notes.) 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. Shifting graphs With any function adding (subtracting) OUTSIDE the function moves the graph up (down). 14.2) makes a right triangle. One can also do these pointby-point by picking a value for x. Exponents – Division same base.4).2) x Can also be solved.1) is shown below. as a backup method or check. by letting a=2 and solving. Either (1.7) 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).1) or (3. X = 0 in the new function gives the same result as x = 2 in the original. How many? It’s NOT 15-9 or 6. flatter y Slope + 1/2 ← x Slope – 1/2 -2 (1. Slopes.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.Slope: Rise/Run increase in y/increase in x y ↑ Rise ↑ 1 the line previously used. finding y.
Hard SAT questions may add oddball conditions such as Jane can’t wear dress A on the first night. But instead of saying 1/6 of a circle.). you can see that you will only get halfway around the circle Area = ∏ R2 Remember it’s the radius squared. because this double counts the students who play both. Volume = (side)3 Cylinders: height Volume of Cylinder = (Area of top circle) • height The top circle and bottom circle are the same size. there are 3 possibilities for the first dress. B. Circles ∏ (pi) = 3. How many possibilities are there? For easy problems with a small number of outcomes. questions will say 60°. OR there are 3 options for the first dress and. isolate a: a = 3 . Combinations: Choosing unordered groups Again. which is its factorial. It’s 5+4-2 = 7. To find the length of an arc. Because of repeated selections. CB But before you answer six. Sets. find the circumference of the total circle and multiply by the fraction (1/6 or 60/360 in this example). If you take 3. Divide by 2. 2 students play both chess and football. AND 3 possibilities for the second dress and 3 possibilities for the third dress. BAC. Multiply 3 • 3 • 3 = 27.14 times the radius. BA. Double counting 5 students play chess. Multiply 3 • 2 = 6. drawn above outside the circle for easier comparison. Arcs are fractions of the total circle’s circumference. 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. A total circle is 360 °. PDF file of these Math Notes is on my site for free: 60° B Sectors (wedges. now on DVD. you get a square box larger then the circle. slices) are fractions of the entire circle’s area.14 times the diameter not the radius. To find the area of a sector. find the area of the total circle and multiply by the fraction. how many possibilities? For easy problems with a small number of outcomes.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. CA. note that AB and BA are the same combination. Wearing a different dress on three different nights. Or in first equation. the possibilities can be written: ABC. BBA…. Check with a and b in the other equation. (2!) In general divide by the number of permutations (orderings) of the chosen (smaller) group. CAB.com in addition to 5. shows how to solve hard SAT math with these notes. Jane has 3 dresses. Simplifying Square Roots __ ______ _ √50 = √25 • 2 = 5√2 _____ _ √ a2 • b = a √ b www. try unchecking the “fit to page” option. Likewise (AC and CA) and (BC and CB). but wants to take 2 of the 3 on a trip.com . Cross out the duplicates. possibilities can be written: AB. 2a + 6b = 10 2a + 4b = 6 ---------------2b = 4 b=2 Replace b in any equation to solve for a. For a cube all three sides are the same. drawn above outside the circle for easier comparison. If you square the diameter.000 free SAT vocabulary words. 2 options for the second night (the two remaining dresses) and 1 option for the last night (the one remaining dress). 2 options for the second dress (the two remaining dresses). FreeVocabulary. 4 students play football.14 approximately Diameter = 2 Radius diam Circumference = ∏ D = ∏ 2R length around entire circle Remember it’s 3. BBB or CCC) wear a dress twice (AAB.FreeVocabulary. Do as above but with only two possibilities for the first night. (make the dresses A.B. subtract intersection. Add sets. not the diameter squared. (This is three factorial or 3!) Oddball selections A different question may have unlimited (re)selection of choices. and C).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. When printing. A Volume = Length • width • height It does not matter which side is called height or width as long as you multiply all three. Multiply 2 • 3 • 3 = 18. Page 6 My Advanced SAT Math Seminar. Arcs and Sectors of Circles are just fractions of circles. or C). then she could wear the same dress three times (AAA. CBA OR there are 3 options for the first night (A. AC. BCA. But there are two ordering of each combination. Multiply 3 • 2 • 1 = 6. If Jane can rewear the dresses multiple times. ACB. 60°/360 ° = 1/6. BC. Solving 2 equations: a + 2b = 3 2a + 6b = 10 Multiply both sides of first equation by 2 and subtract from the second equation. How many students? It’s not 5+4 = 9.
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