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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A published notice of a death. Not residing within a given jurisdiction. Wicked in the extreme. An advocate of the doctrine that nothing either exists or can be known. In no place or state. noxious adj. neural adj. Unfavorably known to the general public. but having duties other than that of fighting. neo-Darwinsim n. obligatory adj. To traverse by ship. nettle v. mutation n. Pertaining to the nose. Having no fixed abode. nomad adj. A goddess. The act or process of change. Hurtful. Pertaining to the nerves or nervous system. To excite sensations of uneasiness or displeasure in. noisy adj. noiseless adj. The science of the nervous system. A district enjoying municipal government. Norman adj. The egg of a louse or some other insect. Binding in law or conscience. nowadays adv. nominate v. obsequies 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. nautical adj. 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Of or pertaining to a town or city. Pertaining to one's birth. One who or that which is of unequaled excellence. In the present time or age. Trivial. oakum n. network n. neglectful adj.FreeVocabulary. or poverty. mutilate v. nomination n. Darwinism as modified and extended by more recent students. An assemblage or review of troops for parade or inspection. That which annoys. Longer than broad: applied most commonly to rectangular objects considerably elongated obnoxious adj. naturally adv. negligible adj. nationality n. nominee n. or to its corporate or local government. A vast indefinite number. natal adj. Pertaining to ships. fabled to have fallen in love with his reflection.lines. Recently hatched. obelisk n. Extraordinarily generous. The depression on the abdomen where the umbilical cord of the fetus was attached. Newtonian adj. A variety of the peach. or delivery. particularly to the sense of smell. nebula n. mythology n. municipality n. The state of being normal. negligee n. noisome adj. vexes. norm n. Showing a servile readiness to fall in with the wishes or will of another. nectar n. The process of fostering or promoting growth. nutritive adj. or for numbering off. nevertheless conj. nonpareil n. Transferable by assignment. Characterized by illiberal views or sentiments. the death of part of the body. nauseous adj. normalcy n. Of or pertaining to the night. nuptial adj. A light. A beginner in any business or occupation. narrator n. To render indispensable. Exhibiting or indicating omission. objective adj. That which does not exist. neocracy n. necropolis n. Very offensive. divinity of chastisement and vengeance. obdurate adj.com muleteer n. or irritates. Impassive to feelings of humanity or pity. Usual or customary. Having no fame or reputation. Having nutritious properties. negligent adj. A giving characterized by generous motives and extraordinary liberality. One who narrates anything. To bargain with others for an agreement. nucleus n. nefarious adj. as for a treaty or transfer of property. obituary adj. The act or art of reading or naming numbers. Nemesis n. as in manufacture of paints. navel n. myth n. munificence n. want. A mule-driver. To deny. necrology n. A state of mind indicating lack of interest. nocturnal adj. One who objects. A convent for nuns. novice n. One who receives a nomination. nuisance n. nugatory adj. Nothing nimble adj. (no longer acceptable to use) nihilist n. in northern France. Government administered by new or untried persons. Exceedingly fat. To designate as a candidate for any office. Perceptible. necessitate v. neopaganism n. To cause to loathe. The coining or using of new words or new meanings of words. numeration n. Any especially sweet and delicious drink. nestling adj. Any scheme or recipe of a charlatan character. noticeable adj. munificent adj. Embroidery. To hold to the fulfillment of duty. navigable adj. oblivion n. The act of artfully perplexing. multiplicity n. obligate v. A new or revived paganism. navigate v. A gaseous body of unorganized stellar substance. the condition of being manifold or very various. neutral adj. A connection with a particular nation. That which is indispensably requisite to an end desired. nonentity n. . A list of persons who have died in a certain place or time. neophyte adj. Apt to omit what ought to be done. An orderly continuous account of the successive particulars of an event. mystic n. narration n. To tell a story. Anything that presents a system of cross. mundane adj. obliterate v. nomic adj. Of or pertaining to number. necessary adj. novellette n. nil n. One who practices the art of foretelling the future by means of communication with the dead. SAT math and more free at www. A model. necromancer n. nectarine n. neurology n. or ruling. Of or pertaining to marriage. The act of denying or of asserting the falsity of a proposition. Loathsome. obesity n. mystification n. The act or ceremony of naming a man or woman for office. Modernized Latin. naphtha n. Indescribable. Having many shapes. necrosis n. neology n. Being in need. narrate v. Notwithstanding. nonchalance n. Pertaining to the later stone age. naval adj. The act of recounting the particulars of an event in the order of time or occurrence. To disfigure. the English philosopher. Belonging to or under control of neither of two contestants. neo-Latin n. nuance n. said of lines. non-existent n. A square shaft with pyramidal top. obsequious adj. One who professes direct divine illumination. municipal adj. negotiable v. According to the usual order of things. Slanting. obese adj. Of or peculiar to Normandy. non-combatant n. nausea n. The state of having passed out of the memory or of being utterly forgotten. seamen. needlework n. A person or thing of little or no account. as to a proposition. Clamorous. nominal adj. Neither masculine nor feminine. inflammable oil used as a solvent. oblique adj. oblong adj. A central point or part about which matter is aggregated. To adjust cozily in snug quarters. niggardly adj. That which nourishes. Excessive fatness. necessity n. Rebellion against lawful or constituted authority. or relies upon meditation to acquire truth. Grasping and representing facts as they are. Omission of that which ought to be done. narrative n. multiform adj. especially to the marriage ceremony. negligence n. nameless adj. Neolithic adj. as opposed to spiritual or celestial. narrow-minded adj. One attached to the army or navy. A loose gown worn by women. nude adj. oaken adj. or appearances. Detestable. The son of the Athenian river-god Cephisus. Of or pertaining to Sir Isaac Newton. non-resident adj. Stingy. A city of the dead. myriad n. negate v. Light and quick in motion or action. nestle v. A short novel.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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c.FreeVocabulary. (11 and higher is covered by checking 9 and lower) Least Common Multiples (LCM) LCM of 10 and 12: 10 • 12 = 120. The SAT often has these positive/negative questions backwards. shows how to solve hard SAT math with these notes. 25 100: 2.com . 5.) Integers BETWEEN –2 and + 2 (-1. FREE for individual or classroom use.SAT Math Notes By Steve Baba. If ALL a. counting the first. Multiplying NO common denominator needed. 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. Between vs. Integers Positive & negative whole numbers and ZERO. 23. Adding/Subtracting Common denominator (bottom) needed. Fractions.3. 2. a) 75 b) 50 c) 30 d) 25 e) 5 Only 25 and 5 are factors of 75 and 100.. 10. 1 2 3 8 11 − + − = −− + −− = −− 4 3 12 12 12 OR can be done on calculator (one divided by 4…).5.. and a÷b≠ b÷a watch subtraction and division order in tricky word problems. 11. 13. 2).4. -1. 60 60 is Least Common Multiple. 29. Fractions. 100 can also be factored as: 10 • 10 2•5 •2•5 giving the same prime factors as above. but if answers are in fractions.  2008. List multiples of each: 10. …. …-3. 3 … Negative Numbers Left of zero on number line. 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. 24. 19. 0.then 10. c. b. Odd/Even Operations There are rules: Odd number + Even number = Odd number ALWAYS. 48. -1 • -1 • -1 • -1 is POSITIVE ONE Negative number or any other ODD number of negatives → Negative Dividing is the same as multiplication. 20. Both trees missed 4 and 20. Dividing No common denominator needed.6. but NOT all factors. Prime numbers: 2 (the only EVEN prime number) 3. but missed the nonprime factors 25 and 50. 5. 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. ← 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. the product is positive. Find ALL (nonprime) factors by multiplying prime factors. and 25 is larger. 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. Including And other tricking wordings of between or including (inclusive. 1. 31. 5. don’t worry about order of addition or multiplication. 25.D. it’s easier to stay with fractions.0 . -2. Multiply across. 40. and d are negative. If the result of a • b• c • d is negative then? (one OR three of a.8. Ph. FLIP second or bottom fraction then MULTIPLY. (3=6/2 add to ½) www. 1) is not the same as integers > -2 and < 2 (-2. FreeVocabulary. Not free for commercial or online use. 4. 1.com for a free list of 5000 SAT words with brief definitions. 17. 75: 3. Greatest Common Factor (of 75 and 100) Find ALL (including nonprime) factors of both. 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.7. 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. 60. d is negative) Prime Numbers A number divisible by ONLY itself and 1. 7. 70 12. On multiple-choice questions. now on DVD. 30. 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. but because a – b ≠ b – a. 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. 50. For SAT reading see my site: 2 + 2 = 4 (even number) SAME IDEA. 0. b. 15. 36. a multiple (good enough for adding fractions) but not necessarily the least. 20.9. which includes –2 and 2.

10 and 20 is 5. One false example (a counter example) proves a MUST (be true) FALSE. Median of 10. Since there is no single middle number.2.) Assume ALL 3 students in first class got exactly 70. 1 1 1 (½ ) 2 = − • − = − 2 2 4 Note that ¼ is LESS than ½. shows how to solve hard SAT math with these notes. 5. EXCEPT when multiplying or DIVIDING by a NEGATIVE.25 8 Difficult weighted average questions use variables (a. now on DVD.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. and convert to percent by moving decimal point.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%. but is (-8 < -6). 19 and 20? The two middle numbers are 13 and 19. 17. no whole The ratio of apples to oranges is 3 to 2. Part = Percent • Whole X = 150/100 • $10 = $15 Then reduce the $15 by 50%. switch inequality sign.Fractions. X2 > X MAY be true if X=2.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% . 10. This is a simple percent increase problem.6). Ratios . Note the “part” is more than the whole if increased. Weighted Average A class of 3 students has an average grade of 70. Percent . 11.Part from Whole. Compute usual average: Sum of Terms −−−−−−−−−−−− = Number of Terms 70+70+70+80+80+80+80+80 −−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−− = 8 3 • 70 + 5 • 80 −−−−−−−−−−−− = 76. 2 = 20% Percent – Missing Whole (working backwards) 16 is what 20% of what? (part = 16. 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. Median: Number in middle when numbers ordered from smallest to largest.Part to Part. What is the average for the school? (It’s NOT 75. .15 • 60 X=9 Percents are the same as fraction questions: What (part) is 3/20 of 60 (whole)? Part = Fraction • Whole Percent . (½ ) 3 is 1 1 1 1 −• −• − = − 2 2 2 8 Average: Arithmetic Mean Sum of Terms −−−−−−−−−−−− Number of Terms Average 5. Percent .15/100 • 60 OR X = . 5. From the first sentence (underlined).0015 Part = Percent • Whole X = . whole = 80) Part = Percent • Whole 16 = X/100 • 80 X = 20 OR solve for decimal 16 = D • 80 D = . since X could equal 1. while for numbers greater than 1 the square is larger. and adds 50% to get the fresh-cake retail price. But MUST be true is FALSE.0015 • 60 X = .5 Change the whole or base when doing multiple percent changes. The $15 is now the new whole (sometimes call new “base”). Inequalities (X > 6) Like equalities (X = 6) anything done to one side of the equation. solve for the fresh-cake retail price. FreeVocabulary. One true example proves a MAY (be true) TRUE.15% of 60 (whole)? ↑ Note the decimal point . Mode of 5. 20: 5+5+10+20 −−−−−−−−−− = 10 4 Mode: Most frequently occurring number. Cubing Same as multiplying. A week-old cake costs? (It’s NOT $10) Solve as TWO separate problems. Squaring. percent = 20%) Part = Percent • Whole 16 = 20/100 • X X = 80 Percent . Median of 10. The other class of 5 students has an average of 80. do to the other side.15 y% = y/100 or move decimal point two spaces to convert: Part = Percent • Whole X = 15/100 • 60 OR X = . but very large or small percentages What (part) is .15%) Multiple (usually 2) percent changes A store buys cakes wholesale for $10. If the cake does not sell in a week. Median of an EVEN number of terms.15/100 or .com . the median is half way between the two middle numbers or the average of the two middle numbers. (8 > 6) Multiply both sides by –1 is NOT: (-8 > . There are 15 apples. 19 and 20 is 17.Part from Whole What (part) is 15% of 60 (whole)? 15% = 15/100 or . This second part is just a simple (50%) percent decrease problem. Multiply by self. the store reduces the fresh-cake retail price by 50% and sells as week-old cakes. Assume ALL 5 five in second class got exactly 80. Halfway between or the average is 16. Part = Percent • Whole X = 50/100 • $15 = $7. 13. b) for the number of students: a • 70 + b • 80 −−−−−−−−−−−− a+b May (sometimes) / Must (always) be true X is a positive integer.15% = .

Then 2x is number of oranges. 5 inches on map is? keep inches on top ↓ ↓ 2/3 5 −− = −− . Ratios – Inches to Miles On a map 2/3 of an inch represents 10 miles. Rearranging: y = k/x and x = k/y k = 3600 in this example Common Inverse Proportions: If x doubles. there are 16 pears or 18/16 or 9/8. This is used in factoring If (x-3)(x-5) = 0. and Total The ratio of apples to oranges is 3 to 2. X = 75 10 X ↑ ↑ keep miles on bottom. Any number works. 80 miles round trip. now on DVD. If a • b = 0 then a and/or b (one or both) is zero. 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. On multiple choice problems work backward from answers. Distance Rate • Time = Distance 20 MPH • 2 Hours = 40 miles Average MPH. There is a total of 50 apples and oranges. Solve for X = 12 ↑ ↑ keep oranges on bottom With 18 apples there are 12 oranges. y must half to keep k constant. Given one angle is 100°: y 100° x y must equal 80° to add up to 180° along a line. Can also be done with algebra: Let 3x be number of apples. but pick a multiple of 3 that will divide evenly to avoid fractions. If x triples. 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. Only one answer works. Ratios . 40 MPH in morning driving to school. 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. (x-3) and/or (x-5) = 0. inner. what is distance in 30 minutes? Keep speed on top ↓ ↓ 30 40 − = −− . X must equal 100° because it’s opposite of 100° AND also because x + y on one side of a line must equal 180°. Direct Proportion Speed (X) Miles in 30 min (Y) 30 15 60 30 90 45 In general y = kx . The ratio of oranges to pears is 3 to 4. With 18 apples. Rates (MPH). 3x + 2x = 50.Cross-multiply to solve for X if answer not obvious. It does. 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.Part to Part. 20 MPH in afternoon traffic. Slow. X = 10 You can put all apples on top or all apples on bottom. Two hours in afternoon. Assume the school is 40 miles away. Most inverse proportions can be done without calculating k. y must be 1/z to keep k constant. FreeVocabulary. but if not try guessing other first or last terms. y must be 1/3 to keep k constant.ab . keep apples on top ↓ ↓ 3 18 − = −− 2 X . where x is the multiple of the original ratio. At 40 MPH. What is average MPH? Do NOT average 20 and 40 for 30. Rate Fast. Now oranges on top ↓ ↓ 3 12 − = −−− 4 Y Solve for Y = 16 ↑ ↑ keep pears on bottom. k is a constant as x increases.ba + b2 = a -2ab + b 2 2 Multiplying by Zero 0 times anything is 0. (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. outer. 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 .com . x = x and y = y x y x On one side of a line the angles (x+y) add up to 180° (half a 360° circle). What is the ratio of apples to pears? It’s NOT 3 to 4. but don’t mix in one equation. If x goes up z times. 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. shows how to solve hard SAT math with these notes. y decreases keeping k constant. Can also be solved by finding 1 inch = 15 miles and multiplying by 5 (inches). using the above common inverse proportions. 80 miles/3 hours=26 2/3 MPH FOIL multiplication First. Multiple Ratios The ratio of apples to oranges is 3 to 2. Do one ratio at a time: Assume 18 apples. One hour in morning.

in general y = mx + b ↑ ↑ slope y-intercept When x = 0 (on the y axis). 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.y) x ←Negative Positive → ―. y = b (the y-intercept) A point on a line (x and y). -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.y) (x. One similar triangle can be larger than other. This 3-4-5 Triangle is half the size of the larger 6-8-10 similar triangle. FreeVocabulary. height and side of triangle base Number of OK Outcomes −−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−− Total Number of Outcomes Page 4 My Advanced SAT Math Seminar. all others can be found. 5 3 4 10 6 30° . 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. shows how to solve hard SAT math with these notes. Use ratio to solve. but one is larger or smaller than other. OK Outcomes 5 1 −−−−−−−−−− = −− = −− Total Outcomes 20 4 Coordinates Both x and y y are positive Positive ↓ ―. 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° . now on DVD. 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. Polygons: Interior Angles (number of sides – 2) • 180° Triangles (3 sides) = 180° Rectangles (4 • 90°) = 360° Same for square or ANY 4 sided figure. what is the probability of picking a clean shirt? (It’s not 5/15.y) (x. Isosceles Triangles s x Congruent Same shape (angles) AND same size (lengths).60° s s Three equal sides (s) ↔ Three equal angles.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.com . 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°. All 60° because every triangle is 180°.45° .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. All Xs and Ys are equal.60°. ― (x.2 y = 2x + 1 . Randomly picking a shirt in the dark. the ratio of clean to dirty shirts) First find the total number of outcomes. and 180°/3 = 60°.+ (x. Given any one angle.60° .Parallel Lines: y x y x x y x y = 180-x Similar Triangles Have same angles.90° triangles (an Isosceles Triangle) Two equal angles ↔ Two equal legs (sides) 90 s 45 45 __ s √2 s -2 y = –1/2x . + +. and either slope (m) or the yintercept (b) can be used to find the other (m or b) using y=mx + b. All sides are proportional. Contrast with similar shapes with have the same shape (angles) but not same size (lengths). which is 20 (15 dirty + 5 clean). 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). ― +.

y y = 2x ← -2 the legs of the triangle are the change in x and the change in y. 10. But the curve shifts left by two.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. Subtract (15-9) AND add 1 to count the first ticket sold for 7. as a backup method or check.2) makes a right triangle. How many? It’s NOT 15-9 or 6. 12.1) is shown below. FreeVocabulary.1) choose a third point to make a right triangle by taking the x from one point and the y from the other point. The midpoint of (1. Exponents – Division same base. One can also do these pointby-point by picking a value for x. often it’s possible to easily count the rise and run between any two points for slope. Take the simplest function: y = 2x.Slope: Rise/Run increase in y/increase in x y ↑ Rise ↑ 1 the line previously used.4). Either (1. Adding 2 AFTER/OUTSIDE THE FUCTION 2x moves the line up 2 to the new yintercept of 2. Page 5 My Advanced SAT Math Seminar. Counting Consecutive Integers (or consecutive tickets….1) or (3. add exponents a3 • a2 = (a • a • a) • ( a • a ) = a5 = 3+2 a Subtracting (not adding) inside the function shifts to the right. Given any two points (1.com . Exponents – Multiplication same base. 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. but (1. (leg)2 + (leg)2 = (Hypotenuse)2 (1)2 + (2)2 = (h)2 5 = (h)2 _ √5 = h Midpoint of a line segment. 13. shows how to solve hard SAT math with these notes. X = –2 in the new function gives the same result as x = 0 in the original. 15 for 7 tickets sold. 11.2) and (3. For small numbers one can count 9. flatter y Slope + 1/2 ← x Slope – 1/2 -2 (1. Shifting graphs With any function adding (subtracting) OUTSIDE the function moves the graph up (down). 14. by letting a=2 and solving. X = 0 in the new function gives the same result as x = 2 in the original. The SAT often tests for these counterintuitive shifts. y (1. finding y.” but the result is the same. and plotting to see which way the curve shifts. the exponent can be distributed: (ab)k = akbk x ← Tickets number 9 through 15 were sold today. Graphing the triangle may be skipped. The midpoint is (2.1) to (3.7) 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). Positive y Slope + 1 x Slope – 1 y = 2(x+2) Slopes.1) (3. now on DVD.3) and (0. Negative. Slopes.2 If the line is clearly graphed.) 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. Some can be done on a calculator if the formula is given. 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 .2) x Can also be solved.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.

Or in first equation. AC. or C). 2 options for the second dress (the two remaining dresses). BAC. For a cube all three sides are the same. Page 6 My Advanced SAT Math Seminar.000 free SAT vocabulary words. CA. CAB. A Volume = Length • width • height It does not matter which side is called height or width as long as you multiply all three. If Jane can rewear the dresses multiple times. now on DVD. BC. Arcs and Sectors of Circles are just fractions of circles. Volume = (side)3 Cylinders: height Volume of Cylinder = (Area of top circle) • height The top circle and bottom circle are the same size. When printing. you can see that you will only get halfway around the circle Area = ∏ R2 Remember it’s the radius squared. how many possibilities? For easy problems with a small number of outcomes. BCA. 2a + 6b = 10 2a + 4b = 6 ---------------2b = 4 b=2 Replace b in any equation to solve for a. But instead of saying 1/6 of a circle. PDF file of these Math Notes is on my site for free: 60° B Sectors (wedges. not the diameter squared. Add sets. Likewise (AC and CA) and (BC and CB). then she could wear the same dress three times (AAA. drawn above outside the circle for easier comparison. (2!) In general divide by the number of permutations (orderings) of the chosen (smaller) group. possibilities can be written: AB. drawn above outside the circle for easier comparison. isolate a: a = 3 . Arcs are fractions of the total circle’s circumference. Multiply 3 • 3 • 3 = 27.2b 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. 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.com in addition to 5. To find the length of an arc.14 times the diameter not the radius. but wants to take 2 of the 3 on a trip. try unchecking the “fit to page” option. Solving 2 equations: a + 2b = 3 2a + 6b = 10 Multiply both sides of first equation by 2 and subtract from the second equation. BBB or CCC) wear a dress twice (AAB. B. If you take 3.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. CB But before you answer six.B.). It’s 5+4-2 = 7. Double counting 5 students play chess. there are 3 possibilities for the first dress. note that AB and BA are the same combination. FreeVocabulary. Simplifying Square Roots __ ______ _ √50 = √25 • 2 = 5√2 _____ _ √ a2 • b = a √ b www. Circles ∏ (pi) = 3. subtract intersection. find the circumference of the total circle and multiply by the fraction (1/6 or 60/360 in this example). Sets. OR there are 3 options for the first dress and. Multiply 2 • 3 • 3 = 18. Do as above but with only two possibilities for the first night. Divide by 2. (make the dresses A. 4 students play football. the possibilities can be written: ABC. you get a square box larger then the circle.14 times the radius. 60°/360 ° = 1/6. How many possibilities are there? For easy problems with a small number of outcomes. questions will say 60°. A total circle is 360 °. If you square the diameter. 2 students play both chess and football. Wearing a different dress on three different nights. To find the area of a sector. Multiply 3 • 2 = 6. because this double counts the students who play both. slices) are fractions of the entire circle’s area.14 approximately Diameter = 2 Radius diam Circumference = ∏ D = ∏ 2R length around entire circle Remember it’s 3. find the area of the total circle and multiply by the fraction. (This is three factorial or 3!) Oddball selections A different question may have unlimited (re)selection of choices.com . and C). ACB. Multiply 3 • 2 • 1 = 6. Combinations: Choosing unordered groups Again. Because of repeated selections. Cross out the duplicates. Jane has 3 dresses.FreeVocabulary. BA. BBA…. Check with a and b in the other equation. AND 3 possibilities for the second dress and 3 possibilities for the third dress. shows how to solve hard SAT math with these notes. 2 options for the second night (the two remaining dresses) and 1 option for the last night (the one remaining dress). which is its factorial. How many students? It’s not 5+4 = 9. CBA OR there are 3 options for the first night (A. Hard SAT questions may add oddball conditions such as Jane can’t wear dress A on the first night. But there are two ordering of each combination.

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