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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.

buttress n. a bit. A member of one of the three tribes that dwelt in the land of Canaan. A person who has charge of mortars. An incorporated village or town. One who loves books. profession. bureau n. A vain boaster. as a flax or cotton. Somewhat rough or rude in manner or speech. A rule or law adopted by an association. bric-a-brac n. The head-harness of a horse consisting of a head-stall. A cup or glass filled to the brim. To weary by tediousness or dullness. Delusive speech. Any support or prop. That may be estimated by reckoning. cameo n. Fond of drinking. The quality of frankness or outspokenness. Acridity. The violation of official duty. calorie n. To mention. anchors. A privilege or possession into which one is born. Canaanite n. botany n. brazier n. A body of troops consisting of two or more regiments. In colonial times. Cowardly. cabinet n. boycott v. Low drollery. calculus n. bolero n. association. or like a bulb. Government by departments of men transacting particular branches of public business. A bibliographical sketch or notice. A number of persons secretly united for effecting by intrigue some private purpose. Resembling a corpse. bronchus n. Members of a brotherhood. bomb n. haughty. Any rule or law. butte n. who has general charge of the rigging. blithesome adj.FreeVocabulary. A mark that mars beauty. blaze n. and character. for a solo voice or instrument. An animal having two feet. A Spanish dance. A vivid glowing flame. citizen or freeman of a borough burgh. To support. bulrush n. campaign n. stiff hairs of swine: used in brush-making. cant v. broadcast adj. braze v. harsh. One who has two spouses at the same time. brandish v. prepared or improvised. 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Having the power or tendency to float or keep afloat. or the like. Slander. Spiritual or social fellowship or solidarity. Hillside. The business of making sales and purchases for a commission. bodice n. A word. ranking between a colonel and a major-general. Joyous. candor n. Unchecked merriment or animal spirits. A choral composition. Well done. breech n. An open pan or basin for holding live coals. bleak adj. blithe adj. To hurry. bombs. To strike with or as with the head. To assail with any missile or with abusive speech. a broker. bullock n. brokerage n. blockade n. botanical adj. and the reins. The place where Christ was crucified. brooch n. the player who delivers the ball. Either of the two subdivisions of the trachea conveying air into the lungs. bumptious adj. illustrative of the passion of love. and shells. caitiff adj. Characteristic of a dog. gild. etc. A chest of drawers for clothing. The trunk or body of a tree. canine adj. bosom n. birthright n. brevity n. Straightforward. Sated with pleasure. A leaden sash-bar or grooved strip for fastening panes in stained-glass windows. buoyancy n. One who lives by robbery and plunder. browbeat 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. Of a bright but delicate yellow. blaspheme v. bursar n. boisterous adj. especially on unimportant subjects. One of the coarse. cabal n. Briticism n. etc. Connected with the study or cultivation of plants. bowler n. Noisily or offensively loud or clamorous. brigadier n. bromine n. boorish adj. A disagreeable. by-law n. blazon v. Sulfur. bombard v. or the like. Fragile. Calvinism n. To expurgate in editing (a literary composition) by omitting words or passages. One who trains horses. The state of being hard and insensible. bombast n. Objects of curiosity or for decoration. callow adj. bilingual adj. or attempt to do so. boll n. 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Inflated or extravagant language. calculable adj. An aggressive display of boldness. blemish n. The system of doctrine taught by John Calvin. To make of or ornament with brass. buffoon n. a member of the lower house of the legislature of Maryland or Virginia. The science of life or living organisms. bigamy n. Full of offensive and aggressive self-conceit. A dark reddish-brown. An embellishment or flourish. Power or tendency to float on or in a liquid or gas. bitterness n. General officer who commands a brigade. cajole v. Any small engraved or carved work in relief. callosity n. burgher n. brethren n. idiom. Inflammation of the bronchial tubes. or flourish triumphantly or defiantly. bungle v. Without experience of the world. A concretion formed in various parts of the body resembling a pebble in hardness. buffoonery n. etc. Any one of various tall rush-like plants growing in damp ground or water. The United Kingdom of Great Britain. bravo interj. bristle n. etc. To talk in a singsong. To make brilliant or shining. especially of a woman. A complete series of connected military operations. bibulous adj. or discordant sound or combination of sounds or tones. dogs. or western Palestine. brotherhood n. brae n. cadenza n. preaching tone with affected solemnity. The crime of marrying any other person while having a legal spouse living. breaker n. accompanied by caste nets and singing. lawful right. bray n. or rude address or manner. Anything that gives security or defense.

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

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

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

To regard with grief or sorrow. degenerate v. deface v. Moral fitness. To remove the inhabitants from. Subject to contention or dispute. A line of ten syllables. depreciation n. To designate by word or mark. derelict adj. as from a premise. essential . dehydrate v. defer v. To represent by sketch or diagram. demonstrate v. To dissolve gradually and become liquid by absorption of moisture from the air. as to another's opinion. depopulate v. or dress. as to a penal colony. demagogue n. deciduous adj. denude v. Characterized by propriety of conduct. defensible adj. or given fact. deportment n. That process by which a word is traced from its original root or primitive form and meaning. To make payment for. debase v. deplete v. To regard or worship as a god. Delightful to the taste or to the senses. An apparatus for hoisting and swinging great weights. Suitable for the occasion or circumstances. A lowering in value or an underrating in worth. Inhabitant. morally or physically. decalogue n. Anything that allures. debut n. deficient adj. To take or send away forcibly. decameter n. One who believes in God. To deprive (a magnet) of magnetism. To mislead the mind or judgment of. dastard n. Deportment. deplore v. dendroid adj. decipher v. as of something customary. dermatology n. demulcent n. To cut off or take away. To destroy a measurable or large proportion of. A figure with ten sides and ten angles. The branch of medical science which relates to the skin and its diseases. to express their different relations of gender. To cause to turn aside or downward. Delight. dentifrice n. decoy n. or explicit statement or affirmation. deponent adj. A speech recited or intended for recitation from memory in public. etc. deliquesce v. To point out or publicly accuse as deserving of punishment. or divine person. A race in which two or more competitors come out even. A base coward. demented adj. debonair adj. Contemptible. defray v. Fearless. 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Part of a fraction which expresses the number of equal parts into which the unit is divided. To deduce. An unprincipled politician. Having gentle or courteous bearing or manner. One who proves in a convincing and conclusive manner. demonstrator n. . A place where anything is kept in safety. decorous adj. decrepit adj. but denies supernatural revelation. Any application soothing to an irritable surface demurrage n. degradation n. Conclusive. deity n. A falling of the spirits. exhaustion. Lack or insufficiency. Capable of positive proof. for use as evidence in court. or is intended to allures into danger or temptation. To dishearten. deleterious adj. delude v. deposition n. Darwinism n. A becoming worse. Inclined to strong exhibition or expression of feeling or thoughts. To find out the true words or meaning of. day-man n. A day-laborer. defiant adj. To strip the covering from. speech. To slander. To express disapproval or regret for. starting-point. as troops. A weight of 10 grams. Testimony legally taken on interrogatories and reduced to writing. delectable adj. Melancholy. or has an amount deposited. Mistaken conviction. To annihilate. Founded on the number 10. derrick n. A volume consisting of ten parts or books. To embellish. decamp v. Fraudulent. denunciation n. Raving. Coming or acquired from some origin. depress v. To derive or draw as a conclusion by reasoning from given premises or principles. denominator n. as a part of something. depression n. derivative adj. declarative adj. or waste. The natural history of trees. Malicious and groundless injury done to the reputation or good name of another. deist n. declension n. as something hardly legible. demeanor n. A full and formal style of utterance. decent adj. and there is no winner. To press down. decaliter n. The change of endings in nouns and adj. dedication n. To overwhelm with a flood of water. 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Ridicule. Capable of being maintained or justified. delineate v. defraud v. fruit when ripe. demerit n.or desirable. Neglectful of obligation. dearth n. A person against whom a suit is brought. decency n. deplorable adj. A human skull as a symbol of death. Like a tree. delirious adj. Falling off at maturity as petals after flowering. as by old age or some chronic infirmity. The voluntary consecration or relinquishment of something to an end or cause. datum n. definite adj. Carried on in resistance to aggression. dauntless adj. goddess. demise n. decimate v. deformity n.

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Not connected with what precedes. discipline v. To train to obedience. Neglecting or refusing to obey. diatomic adj. To lose spirit. as money from a fund. destitute adj. To grow worse. Containing only two atoms. disfavor n. dilate v. . discontinuance n. disinfectant n. disbeliever n. The act of moving or going downward. or appearance of. Inequality. Something that causes damage. deterrent adj. dilute v. Neglect or refusal to comply with an authoritative injunction. A superficial amateur. either actually or for the time being. To impair or injure the beauty. disjunctive adj. Wanton and malicious mischief. A substance used to destroy the germs of infectious diseases. differentia n. disinterested adj. disciplinary adj. To cut apart or to pieces. discomfit v. discord n. push off. Judicious. dialect n. despite prep. dilatory adj. The sound produced by combining two vowels in to a single syllable or running together the sounds. precision. To select or appoint. One who is descended lineally from another. To enlarge in all directions. dialectician n. dilemma n. dilettante n. detract v. or desire of. discursive adj. disparity n. devout adj. or otherwise remove from a horse or the like. disarrange v. disquiet v. One who refuses to believe. dishabille n. To get first sight or knowledge of. Hindering from action through fear. Obscurely. Proceeding downward. In spite of. To cease from action. To disencumber. Poverty-stricken. Dispersion. didactic adj. A union of two characters representing a single sound. Resorted to in a last extremity. To frighten away. disputation n. To take no notice of. deteriorate v. disrobe v. A bad name or character. To discern. Debate. To debar. To injure the reputation of. diminution n. diatribe n. discountenance v. devise v. Malicious mischief. disburden v. disapprove v. desperado n. desistance n. diphthong n. To acquire a distinct and separate character. courage. or who adopts and follows some doctrine. disrepute n. 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Undress or negligent attire. especially of real estate. Marking a difference. descent n. disfigure v. discomfort n. deviate v. To put out of the proper or accustomed place. shrewdness. To reject. One remarkable for tact and shrewd management. Helping or serving to disconnect or separate. diligence n. determinate adj. One who believes the teaching of another. as a child. determination n. hope. To throw out of order. Characteristic of the devil. To take away in such manner as to lessen value or estimation. Careful and persevering effort to accomplish what is undertaken. disconsolate adj. To deprive of an inheritance. grandchild. despond v. To become detached. To refuse to acknowledge as one's own or as connected with oneself. Any severe and strict rule in which the judgment of the governed has little or no part. To push down forcibly. dilapidated pa. dexterity n. descendent adj. differentiate v. or skill in conducting any kind of negotiations or in social matters. Forms of speech collectively that are peculiar to the people of a particular district. or loss. To pay out or expend. To remove or destroy the poison of infectious or contagious diseases. discreet adj. A bitter or malicious criticism. despondent adj. discredit v. Any essential characteristic of a species by reason of which it differs from other species. dispossess v. To unclothe. To disavow any claim to. disillusion v. Denial. discover v. dispensation n. disobedient adj. disagree v. Dishonorable or disgraceful. Definitely limited or fixed. Perceivable. disrupt v. disclaim v. To undo or dissolve the connection or association of. A situation in which a choice between opposing modes of conduct is necessary. disparage v. The state of being positively uncomfortable. efficiency. Religious. To drive away by or as by scattering in different directions. disinfect v. dialogue n. Untrustworthy. To throw down. desultory adj. To look upon with disfavor. deter v. Spreading rapidly through the system and acting quickly. when applied externally. To fail to fulfill the expectation. Cessation. To disclaim responsibility for. and ease in any physical activity or in any mechanical work. devious adj. To make more fluid or less concentrated by admixture with something. or as if prompted by utter despair. To invent. Tact. connection with. One without regard for law or life. diaphanous adj. disenfranchise v. Tending to cause delay. as that of wounds. disburse v. digress v. dispel v.

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To stretch out or expand in every direction. Efficient. . dogma n. Double-dealing. or good intent of any person. dogmatic adj. dominate v. effeminacy n. ecstasy n. Showing enthusiasm or exhilaration of feeling. dolor n. ebullient adj. earnest adj. diurnal adj. dramatize v. distill v. eccentric adj. duteous adj. Hard and constant work in any menial or dull occupation. dutiful adj. Unblushing impudence. The state of being dispersed or scattered. especially for a worthy cause. distrust n. as into wire or a thread. duration n. distensible adj. dolorous adj. dragoon n. Rapturous excitement or exaltation. efficiency n. dramatist n. especially a customs duty. An ill turn. Capable of being stretched out or expanded in every direction. as a system of conduits. Self-conceit. Obedient. distemper n. etc.FreeVocabulary. To extract or produce by vaporization and condensation. The period of time during which anything lasts. Having womanish traits or qualities. In twofold degree or extent. 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Idiosyncrasy. A breaking up of a union of persons. The place where one lives. or accouterments or disinvestment. eatable adj. or a flowery appearance. dogmatize v. drudgery n. To sow or scatter abroad. Making statements without argument or evidence. Capable of being drawn out. educe v. Being in a state of or resembling sleep. Easy to manage. dissolve v. To bubble up. or pleading. One who advocates or practices egoism. Expressing or causing sorrow or pain. earthenware n. distention n. Separation of the more volatile parts of a substance from those less volatile. diversity n. Daily. dun v. dyne n. Conspicuously prominent. Heavy with sleepiness.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. domesticity n. economize v. A divulging. That by which a number or quantity is divided. drought n. dissolution n. donator n. dissension n. A young duck. 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Having two parts. efficacious adj. dissolute adj. dissentient n. dissuasion n. dwindle v. A note or designation of honor. The power to produce an intended effect as shown in the production of it. dissemble v. effective adj. efflorescent adj. Melancholy. Dissimilitude. specifically of clothes. distend v. To bestow as a gift. egotist n. divulgence n. Control by the exercise of power or constituted authority. An article in a periodical written by the editor and published as an official argument. A sphere or field of action or interest. Thesis.

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

exodus n. To fill with high or cheerful spirits. extraordinary adj. Undue expenditure of money. facet n. explicate v. expanse n. Extended widely in space. To remove by digging or scooping out. explosion n. Characterized by agreeableness of sound. excursion n. An abrupt or emphatic expression of thought or of feeling. evert v. fastidious adj. To praise in the highest terms. expectorate v. SAT math and more free at www. excellency n. To dig out of the earth (what has been buried). extort v. To shut out purposely or forcibly. excellence n. or points of the compass. excel v. evolve v. A critical period or condition. as in measure. An accursed thing. extradite v. To hasten the movement or progress of. exegesis n. severe. fabulous adj. or the subjection of another to some necessity. Formal presentation. A going forth or departure from a place or country. clear. Possession of eminently or unusually good qualities. To make more easy. or experience. exert v. To drive out or away. measure. famish v. A number of persons combined for a common purpose. extradition n. executor n. existence n. To speak or write a laudation of a person's life or character. Causing or tending to cause exhaustion. extenuate v. exigency n. excrescence n. exhilarate v. Ease. exuberant adj. or virulent. factious adj. A preacher who goes from place to place holding services. evanescent adj. outgrowth. Capable of erring. To call or summon forth. excellent adj. To make manifest or evident. Needlessly free or lavish in expenditure. A title of honor bestowed upon various high officials. or border. To render extinct. extinct adj. exonerate v. fallow n. time. expeditious adj. exclude v. Pertaining to the face.com et cetera Latin. side. Seeking the conversion of sinners. excerpt n. Abominable. Agreeableness of sound. as from some liability. extant adj. To inflict severe pain or agony upon. The utmost point. or that farthest removed from a mean position. eventual adj. One having a taste for or interest in special objects. . Increase of amount. facetious adj. To make an effort. To show by example. exemplar n. A person nominated by the will of another to execute the will. Any unnatural addition. exclamation n. An open situation or position in relation to the sun. extremist n. expectancy n. evasion n. To cast or drive out by religious or magical means. Land broken up and left to become mellow or to rest. expressive adj. One of the small triangular plane surfaces of a diamond or other gem. A religious zealot. Biblical exposition or interpretation. fanatic n. or restriction affecting others. external n. or scope. To make satisfaction or amends for. The surrender by a government of a person accused of crime to the justice of another government. facsimile n. extensive adj. To go beyond. threats. extemporaneous adj. expect v. expedient adj. extraneous adj. To be superior or distinguished. Forcible ejection. extinguish v. A sudden and violent outbreak. That which passes the ordinary. execrable adj. Unusual. exhaustive adj. evince v. fancier n. execration n. skill. The act or state of looking forward to as certain or probable. size. fallacious adj. fallible adj. excretion n. exacerbate v. excess n. To make more sharp. value.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. explode v. Pertaining to a sudden and violent outbreak. Thorough and complete in execution. exposition n. Any unsound or delusive mode of reasoning. To avoid by artifice. extensor n. evoke v. A muscle that causes extension. exemplify v. expostulate v. Pertaining to a formal presentation. To overstate. exhale v. expedite v. Done or made without much or any preparation. exuberance n. time or scope. expense n. A spoken or written laudation of a person's life or character. evangelical adj. The laying out or expending or money or other resources. Happening out of court. expiate v. Possessing distinguished merit. euphonious adj. fabricate v. To surrender the custody of. as in space. To discuss. pattern. To diminish the gravity or importance of. exhaustible adj. exhaust v. To dispossess pursuant to judicial decree. Rich supply. eureka Greek. euphemism n. Without studied or special preparation. Relating to the development and improvement of race. exterior n. Escape. Fitness to meet the requirements of a particular case. Ultimate. To cough up and spit forth. extrajudicial adj. To increase in range or scope. exhaustion n. evade v. Incredible. To cause to burst in pieces by force from within. excitation n. faction n. exclusion n. extremity n. evangelist n. Extravagance or enormity. To suffer extremity of hunger or thirst. exigent adj. expulsion n. I have found it. To drive from one's own country. Unimaginative. facility n. To relieve or vindicate from accusation. To look forward to as certain or probable. Definite. exorbitance n. exposure n. exempt adj. evolution n. especially of many people. excusable adj. To empty by draining off the contents. Foreign. extricate v. expository adj. A journey. To invent fancifully or falsely. exaggerate v. Being no longer in existence. euphony n. imputation. exemplary adj. expatriate v. Capable of being thrust out. Fleeting. Free. Nervously high-strung. scope. Justifiable. facile adj. expansion n. facilitate v. as time or strength. A continuous area or stretch. That which is outside. elements. Anything relating or belonging to the outside. And so forth. eulogy n. exhume v. Amusing. Illogical. excruciate v. or original to be copied or imitated. To turn inside out. Speedy. Going beyond usual and proper limits. expand v. evanesce v. explicit adj. To unfold or expand. Fitted to serve as a model or example worthy of imitation. A way or passage out. exorbitant adj. extortion n. power. action. facial adj. 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Openly scandalous. forecourt n. finery n. One who rejects authority or inspiration in religion. fluctuation n. Liability to be broken or destroyed. . fragile adj. Having a ready or easy flow of words or ideas. To palm off. A collection of tabular masses of floating polar ice. beliefs. Capable of being broken. At last. forepeak n. flippant adj. formula n. especially in view of a coming event. foreordain v. foresail n. SAT math and more free at www. foist v. Frequent irregular change back and forth from one state or degree to another. foggy adj. freshness n. Pliable. forejudge v. foreign adj. or practice. frivolous adj. A gum or resin which on burning yields aromatic fumes. filibuster n. forbearance n. fierce. formidable adj. frequency n. Indicative of faith or trust. A square sail. foresee v. or derived from another country. fraternal adj. and customs of the common people. foreknowledge n. Pertaining to the relation of lord and vassal. fiducial adj. freethinker n. situated in. felonious adj. flora n. To handle tenderly and lovingly. Premeditation. One skilled in or occupied with financial affairs or operations. Brotherly. flatulence n. frigid adj. between the eyes and the hair. A smoke-duct in a chimney. flexible adj. fernery n. To predetermine. Spasmodic. with goats feet. fete n. frailty n. The traditions. foreigner n. To predict. To judge of before hearing evidence. foolery n. Patient endurance or toleration of offenses. folio n. Ardent in feeling. finality n. pert. forcible adj. forebode v. foible n. fortify v. forgery n. fissure n. or of a size adapted to folding once. One of a class of deities of the woods and herds represented as half human. A strong point. fief n. A measure of length. One who sells fish. fluent 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. Relative disposition of parts. Commerce unrestricted by tariff or customs. forth adv. change. fresco n. Created or formed by the imagination. Dandyism. foppery n. frivolity n. flux n. fetus n. Pertaining to streams. Apt to induce terror or alarm. foppish adj. performed. Frenzied. fealty n. Pertaining to flowers. Folly. felicity n. trifling disposition. Unduly changeable in feeling. A young deer. flagrant adj. That part of the upper deck of a ship forward of the after fore-shrouds. fixture n. The comparative number of any kind of occurrences within a given time or space. That part of a landscape or picture situated or represented as nearest the spectator. One who attempts to obstruct legislation. fluential adj. foretell v. Disposed to peevishness. Intense. A room kept at a low temperature for preserving fruits. folklore n. fluctuate v. or purpose. forerun v. A young bird. formation n. fracture n. Imperfect. Any growth of leaves. or deceptive movement. Of a wild. A landed estate held under feudal tenure. A brimless felt cap in the shape of a truncated cone. fidelity n. Besides. Savageness. Prescience. forehead n. fraudulent adj. foresight n. With directness. financier n. fictitious adj. etc. flection n. fatuous adj. financial adj. feint n. forgo v. Easily broken. festal adj. fervid adj. Any sham. saying. Belonging to. feminine adj. finale n. To deny oneself the pleasure or profit of. feudalism n. The act of bending. fragile adj. Concluding performance. To go before as introducing or ushering in. Into notice or view. floral adj. Loyalty. flue n. A note of explanation or comment at the foot of a page or column. usually red with a black tassel. feudal adj. That which is used to decorate the person or dress. Loyalty. frightful adj. To pass backward and forward irregularly from one state or degree to another. forefather n. felicitate v. fawn n. festive adj. A personal weakness or failing. Characterized by extravagance and in general by want of good taste. frantic adj. The state. To bar by judicial proceedings the equitable right of a mortgagor to redeem property. Flushed with red. Counterfeit. forfeit v. 6 feet. A crack or crack-like depression. fishmonger n. Limited. Trivial. A complete or humiliating failure. Characteristic of woman or womankind. To league together. A sheet of paper folded once. To ward off. fiasco n. frankincense n. forecast v. The feudal system. foliage n. Joyous. A court opening directly from the street. foot-note n. under the lowest deck. A festival or feast. fondle v. foreman n. A state of constant movement. Having a light. A trifling act. forby adv. The aggregate of plants growing without cultivation in a district. floe n. Patient courage. forethought n. fray v. That may be done. meat. Accumulation of gas in the stomach and bowels. felony n. fretful adj. To provide with defensive works. finally adv. foreclose v. One who or that which is expected to remain permanently in its position. Counterfeiting. The art of painting on a surface of plaster. To lose possession of through failure to fulfill some obligation. fledgling n. finite adj. A break. A state of well-founded happiness. flamboyant adj. fiscal adj. A dealer in flowers. forecastle n. judgment. To renounce upon oath.com fathom n. foreshore n. Monetary. To discern beforehand. Difficult to accomplish. feasible adj. The captain of a flag-ship. The head man. forthright adv. foreground n. A criminal or depraved person. Obscure. Thin and weak. To be an omen or warning sign of. ferocity n. The upper part of the face. quality. florid adj. One of the highest class of offenses. forfend v. fortitude n. The extreme forward part of a ship's hold. fervor n. or effected. fickle adj. federate v. An ancestor. Subtle contrivance used to gain a point. Showing criminal or evil purpose. or renewal. To deny oneself. Provision against harm or need. pretense. The state or quality of being final or complete. Predestination. The young in the womb or in the egg. Fixed rule or set form.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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15. 30. 48. c. Including And other tricking wordings of between or including (inclusive. 19. 29. -2. …. now on DVD. and a÷b≠ b÷a watch subtraction and division order in tricky word problems. 3 … Negative Numbers Left of zero on number line. Multiplying NO common denominator needed.com . the product is positive. Greatest Common Factor (of 75 and 100) Find ALL (including nonprime) factors of both. 2). c. 23. Prime numbers: 2 (the only EVEN prime number) 3. Both trees missed 4 and 20. Ph. a multiple (good enough for adding fractions) but not necessarily the least. but missed the nonprime factors 25 and 50. FLIP second or bottom fraction then MULTIPLY. 75: 3. …-3. Integers Positive & negative whole numbers and ZERO. -1 • -1 • -1 • -1 is POSITIVE ONE Negative number or any other ODD number of negatives → Negative Dividing is the same as multiplication.) Integers BETWEEN –2 and + 2 (-1. 24. List multiples of each: 10.0 .4. 1 2 3 8 11 − + − = −− + −− = −− 4 3 12 12 12 OR can be done on calculator (one divided by 4…).FreeVocabulary. 4. b. and d are negative. If ALL a. Dividing No common denominator needed. but if answers are in fractions. 0. 25. 36. 2.com for a free list of 5000 SAT words with brief definitions. it’s easier to stay with fractions.. don’t worry about order of addition or multiplication. 5. Not free for commercial or online use. 1. 10. 20. 60 60 is Least Common Multiple. a) 75 b) 50 c) 30 d) 25 e) 5 Only 25 and 5 are factors of 75 and 100. 17. For SAT reading see my site: 2 + 2 = 4 (even number) SAME IDEA. 50 OR find the prime factors they have in common and multiply: 5 • 5 (both 75 and 100 have TWO 5’s in factor tree) OR on multiple choice questions work backwards from answers. (11 and higher is covered by checking 9 and lower) Least Common Multiples (LCM) LCM of 10 and 12: 10 • 12 = 120. 25 100: 2. The SAT often has these positive/negative questions backwards.3. On multiple-choice questions. 60. FreeVocabulary..8. 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.5. 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. -1. 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. and 25 is larger. d is negative) Prime Numbers A number divisible by ONLY itself and 1. 70 12. but NOT all factors. 5.6. 7. Between vs. ← 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.D. If the result of a • b• c • d is negative then? (one OR three of a. LCM can be found by working backwards from answers: a) 120 b) 80 c) 60 d) 36 e)10 by dividing each answer by 10 and 12 and choosing the least.  2008. Multiply across. 20. 2 • 2 = 4 and 2 • 2 • 5 = 20 and 5 • 5 = 25 and 5 • 5 • 2 = 50 Or use “brute force” and divide 100 by 2. (3=6/2 add to ½) www. Find ALL (nonprime) factors by multiplying prime factors. 100 can also be factored as: 10 • 10 2•5 •2•5 giving the same prime factors as above. 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.SAT Math Notes By Steve Baba. 40. b. 0.9. 31. Adding/Subtracting Common denominator (bottom) needed. 5. 1.then 10. Odd/Even Operations There are rules: Odd number + Even number = Odd number ALWAYS. Fractions. 11. shows how to solve hard SAT math with these notes.7. 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. which includes –2 and 2. FREE for individual or classroom use. 1) is not the same as integers > -2 and < 2 (-2. 13. but because a – b ≠ b – a. Fractions. 50. counting the first.

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. now on DVD. Squaring.5 Change the whole or base when doing multiple percent changes. If the cake does not sell in a week.15% = . 17. This second part is just a simple (50%) percent decrease problem. 5.09 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. Inequalities (X > 6) Like equalities (X = 6) anything done to one side of the equation. FreeVocabulary. What is the average for the school? (It’s NOT 75.15/100 or . Median: Number in middle when numbers ordered from smallest to largest. 13. 1 1 1 (½ ) 2 = − • − = − 2 2 4 Note that ¼ is LESS than ½. and adds 50% to get the fresh-cake retail price. 10 and 20 is 5.) Assume ALL 3 students in first class got exactly 70.0015 • 60 X = . Cubing Same as multiplying. solve for the fresh-cake retail price. while for numbers greater than 1 the square is larger. no whole The ratio of apples to oranges is 3 to 2. X2 > X MAY be true if X=2. But MUST be true is FALSE. Weighted Average A class of 3 students has an average grade of 70. Median of 10.15/100 • 60 OR X = . This is a simple percent increase problem.15%) Multiple (usually 2) percent changes A store buys cakes wholesale for $10. 10. Multiply by self. Compute usual average: Sum of Terms −−−−−−−−−−−− = Number of Terms 70+70+70+80+80+80+80+80 −−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−− = 8 3 • 70 + 5 • 80 −−−−−−−−−−−− = 76.Part to Part. since X could equal 1.0015 Part = Percent • Whole X = . 20: 5+5+10+20 −−−−−−−−−− = 10 4 Mode: Most frequently occurring number. There are 15 apples. The other class of 5 students has an average of 80. 2 = 20% Percent – Missing Whole (working backwards) 16 is what 20% of what? (part = 16.com . Ratios .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% . Part = Percent • Whole X = 50/100 • $15 = $7.2. A week-old cake costs? (It’s NOT $10) Solve as TWO separate problems. and convert to percent by moving decimal point.6). percent = 20%) Part = Percent • Whole 16 = 20/100 • X X = 80 Percent . Median of 10. From the first sentence (underlined). Percent .Part from Whole. 5.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%. Part = Percent • Whole X = 150/100 • $10 = $15 Then reduce the $15 by 50%. do to the other side.25 8 Difficult weighted average questions use variables (a. One false example (a counter example) proves a MUST (be true) FALSE. Percent . switch inequality sign. Halfway between or the average is 16.Part from Whole What (part) is 15% of 60 (whole)? 15% = 15/100 or . whole = 80) Part = Percent • Whole 16 = X/100 • 80 X = 20 OR solve for decimal 16 = D • 80 D = .15 y% = y/100 or move decimal point two spaces to convert: Part = Percent • Whole X = 15/100 • 60 OR X = . . the store reduces the fresh-cake retail price by 50% and sells as week-old cakes. the median is half way between the two middle numbers or the average of the two middle numbers. EXCEPT when multiplying or DIVIDING by a NEGATIVE. Assume ALL 5 five in second class got exactly 80. Mode of 5.15% of 60 (whole)? ↑ Note the decimal point .Fractions. Note the “part” is more than the whole if increased. (½ ) 3 is 1 1 1 1 −• −• − = − 2 2 2 8 Average: Arithmetic Mean Sum of Terms −−−−−−−−−−−− Number of Terms Average 5. One true example proves a MAY (be true) TRUE. Since there is no single middle number. shows how to solve hard SAT math with these notes. 19 and 20? The two middle numbers are 13 and 19. 11. b) for the number of students: a • 70 + b • 80 −−−−−−−−−−−− a+b May (sometimes) / Must (always) be true X is a positive integer. The $15 is now the new whole (sometimes call new “base”). (8 > 6) Multiply both sides by –1 is NOT: (-8 > . 19 and 20 is 17. Median of an EVEN number of terms. but is (-8 < -6).15 • 60 X=9 Percents are the same as fraction questions: What (part) is 3/20 of 60 (whole)? Part = Fraction • Whole Percent . but very large or small percentages What (part) is .

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

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

Counting Consecutive Integers (or consecutive tickets…. 15 for 7 tickets sold.1) choose a third point to make a right triangle by taking the x from one point and the y from the other point. (leg)2 + (leg)2 = (Hypotenuse)2 (1)2 + (2)2 = (h)2 5 = (h)2 _ √5 = h Midpoint of a line segment. Negative.2) and (3. often it’s possible to easily count the rise and run between any two points for slope. 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 . by letting a=2 and solving. but (1. 13.1) or (3. One can also do these pointby-point by picking a value for x. flatter y Slope + 1/2 ← x Slope – 1/2 -2 (1. X = –2 in the new function gives the same result as x = 0 in the original. shows how to solve hard SAT math with these notes. Slopes. y y = 2x ← -2 the legs of the triangle are the change in x and the change in y. The midpoint of (1. But the curve shifts left by two. 12.7) 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).3) and (0. Shifting graphs With any function adding (subtracting) OUTSIDE the function moves the graph up (down).) 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. Either (1.” but the result is the same. Exponents – Division same base.1) (3.1) to (3. Given any two points (1.1) is shown below. Adding 2 AFTER/OUTSIDE THE FUCTION 2x moves the line up 2 to the new yintercept of 2. add exponents a3 • a2 = (a • a • a) • ( a • a ) = a5 = 3+2 a Subtracting (not adding) inside the function shifts to the right. 10. The midpoint is (2. finding y. Exponents – Multiplication same base. The SAT often tests for these counterintuitive shifts.1) slope is rise/run or: The first y – the second y −−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−− = The first x – the second x 3–1 −−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−− = 2 1–0 Either point could be the “first” point or the “second. X = 0 in the new function gives the same result as x = 2 in the original. 14. 11.1) 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. the exponent can be distributed: (ab)k = akbk x ← Tickets number 9 through 15 were sold today.2 If the line is clearly graphed.4). y (1. Positive y Slope + 1 x Slope – 1 y = 2(x+2) Slopes. Some can be done on a calculator if the formula is given.Slope: Rise/Run increase in y/increase in x y ↑ Rise ↑ 1 the line previously used. Page 5 My Advanced SAT Math Seminar. Subtracting 2 moves the line down 2 to the new y-intercept of -2: y +2 Distance between 2 Points (Pythagorean Theorem) Given any two points ((1.2) x Can also be solved. as a backup method or check.2) makes a right triangle. and plotting to see which way the curve shifts. Take the simplest function: y = 2x.com . FreeVocabulary. How many? It’s NOT 15-9 or 6. Graphing the triangle may be skipped. now on DVD. For small numbers one can count 9. Subtract (15-9) AND add 1 to count the first ticket sold for 7.

but wants to take 2 of the 3 on a trip. 2 options for the second dress (the two remaining dresses).14 approximately Diameter = 2 Radius diam Circumference = ∏ D = ∏ 2R length around entire circle Remember it’s 3. you can see that you will only get halfway around the circle Area = ∏ R2 Remember it’s the radius squared. subtract intersection. Hard SAT questions may add oddball conditions such as Jane can’t wear dress A on the first night. the possibilities can be written: ABC. CBA OR there are 3 options for the first night (A.14 times the diameter not the radius. BCA. FreeVocabulary. (2!) In general divide by the number of permutations (orderings) of the chosen (smaller) group. not the diameter squared. BBB or CCC) wear a dress twice (AAB. PDF file of these Math Notes is on my site for free: 60° B Sectors (wedges.com in addition to 5. AND 3 possibilities for the second dress and 3 possibilities for the third dress. how many possibilities? For easy problems with a small number of outcomes. Multiply 3 • 3 • 3 = 27. Arcs are fractions of the total circle’s circumference. If you square the diameter. BBA…. Do as above but with only two possibilities for the first night. slices) are fractions of the entire circle’s area. BAC. But there are two ordering of each combination. or C). shows how to solve hard SAT math with these notes.000 free SAT vocabulary words. Double counting 5 students play chess. To find the area of a sector. Circles ∏ (pi) = 3. Combinations: Choosing unordered groups Again. Sets. How many students? It’s not 5+4 = 9. If Jane can rewear the dresses multiple times. then she could wear the same dress three times (AAA. and C). Or in first equation. Add sets. Simplifying Square Roots __ ______ _ √50 = √25 • 2 = 5√2 _____ _ √ a2 • b = a √ b www. When printing. find the circumference of the total circle and multiply by the fraction (1/6 or 60/360 in this example).14 times the radius. Multiply 3 • 2 • 1 = 6. A Volume = Length • width • height It does not matter which side is called height or width as long as you multiply all three. CAB. ACB. Page 6 My Advanced SAT Math Seminar. For a cube all three sides are the same. Wearing a different dress on three different nights. which is its factorial. 2a + 6b = 10 2a + 4b = 6 ---------------2b = 4 b=2 Replace b in any equation to solve for a. AC. A total circle is 360 °. Cross out the duplicates. Multiply 2 • 3 • 3 = 18. CA. It’s 5+4-2 = 7. because this double counts the students who play both. 60°/360 ° = 1/6. try unchecking the “fit to page” option. isolate a: a = 3 . Arcs and Sectors of Circles are just fractions of circles.com . Multiply 3 • 2 = 6. drawn above outside the circle for easier comparison. drawn above outside the circle for easier comparison. 2 options for the second night (the two remaining dresses) and 1 option for the last night (the one remaining dress). B. (make the dresses A. Volume = (side)3 Cylinders: height Volume of Cylinder = (Area of top circle) • height The top circle and bottom circle are the same size. Divide by 2. BC. If you take 3. OR there are 3 options for the first dress and. BA. find the area of the total circle and multiply by the fraction.B. CB But before you answer six.FreeVocabulary.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. To find the length of an arc. How many possibilities are there? For easy problems with a small number of outcomes. now on DVD. note that AB and BA are the same combination. Because of repeated selections.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. 4 students play football. Jane has 3 dresses. Check with a and b in the other equation. there are 3 possibilities for the first dress. But instead of saying 1/6 of a circle. Solving 2 equations: a + 2b = 3 2a + 6b = 10 Multiply both sides of first equation by 2 and subtract from the second equation. (This is three factorial or 3!) Oddball selections A different question may have unlimited (re)selection of choices.). 2 students play both chess and football. Likewise (AC and CA) and (BC and CB). possibilities can be written: AB. you get a square box larger then the circle. questions will say 60°. 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.

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