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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.
butte n. especially that of the Irish people. etc. To wave. Any dialectic pronunciation of English. An embellishment or flourish. bumper n. breach n. Water saturated with salt. An incorporated village or town. A hollow projectile containing an explosive material. blaspheme v. and character. cabal n. boll n. brogue n. bilateral adj. A member of one of the three tribes that dwelt in the land of Canaan. Superstitious devotion to one's religion. boisterous adj. or a line of coast by hostile forces. boorish adj. candid adj. An animal having two feet. A disagreeable. Briticism n. bolster v. idiom. An article of jewelry fastened by a hinged pin and hook on the underside. bureaucracy n. A clown. The system of doctrine taught by John Calvin. A bibliographical sketch or notice. The place where Christ was crucified. brigade n. biography n. SAT math and more free at www. or attempt to do so. especially on unimportant subjects. etc. The crime of marrying any other person while having a legal spouse living.com bibliophile n. To expurgate in editing (a literary composition) by omitting words or passages. as in poetry or the time and pace of marching troops. bombardier n. calculus n. The business of making sales and purchases for a commission. Power or tendency to float on or in a liquid or gas. boatswain n. Inflammation of the bronchial tubes. An inhabitant. Rude. canary adj. etc. A women's ornamental corset-shaped laced waist. buttress n. General officer who commands a brigade.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 the like. as to the taste. broach v. or western Palestine. breech n. brazier n. callow adj. blithe adj. An ox. To impose on or dupe by flattering speech. One of the coarse. 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A mark that mars beauty. In cricket. a broker. anchors. bronchus n. The buttocks. To hurry. bravado n. . Resembling a corpse. cacophony n. as something wrong. a frontier. brittle adj. bight n. callosity n. Government by departments of men transacting particular branches of public business. butt v. bolero n. came n. Either of the two subdivisions of the trachea conveying air into the lungs. calumny n. biology n. cajole v. The quality of frankness or outspokenness. Connected with the study or cultivation of plants. The science of life or living organisms. Corporeal. bombs. The violation of official duty. bore v. bier n. or rude address or manner. borough n. bridle n. A body of troops consisting of two or more regiments. non-metallic liquid element with a suffocating odor. Shortness of duration. A choral composition. bosom n. association. blaze n. bristle n. A loud harsh sound. A coarse. Of a bright but delicate yellow. A round pod or seed-capsule. To indulge in profane oaths. who has general charge of the rigging. citizen or freeman of a borough burgh. Showing abundance. bulbous adj. low mountain. a bit. cant v. burgess n. To execute clumsily. To place the products or merchandise of under a ban. profession. Inflated or extravagant language. preaching tone with affected solemnity. or the like. buoyant adj. One who loves books. prepared or improvised. shake. or corporate town. The shutting up of a town. etc. brokerage n. bombard v. Fond of drinking. brevity n. The trunk or body of a tree. A slightly receding bay between headlands. burnish v. buffoonery n. or discordant sound or combination of sounds or tones. pl. A subordinate officer of a vessel. or natural turret. a corporation. To teach or imbue with the doctrines of Calvinism. buoyancy n. bodily adj. A conspicuous hill. A cup or glass filled to the brim. A treasurer. A person who has charge of mortars. Fragile. bric-a-brac n. buffoon n. biped n. bray n. 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A complete series of connected military operations. gild. bumptious adj. The United Kingdom of Great Britain. Delusive speech. and shells. Acridity. botany n. boycott v. or phrase characteristic of Great Britain or the British. bronchitis n. generally isolated. A word. Amount of heat needed to raise the temperature of 1 kilogram of water 1 degree centigrade. Having the power or tendency to float or keep afloat.
commentary n. Pertaining to edible grain or farinaceous seeds. chateau n. Any strong fortress. cognate adj. Mercy. claimant n. fall in. chaos n. chains. etc. To serve as a remembrance of. A college student. One who makes a claim or demand. Serving or tending to force. colloquialism n. The science that treats of computation of time or of investigation and arrangement of events. cede v. Christ n. as of action or motion. centurion n. caustic adj. That part of the world where Christianity is generally professed. Roomy. An elastic animal tissue of firm consistence. To empower. ceremonious adj. To force. caricature n. cholera n. capacious adj. Keen vexation. The act or process of coming together so as to form one body. Universal prevalence or acceptance. or performed by a chorus or choir. . Eating or living on flesh. clement adj. Appealing strongly to the reason or conscience. cardinal adj. Opacity of the lens of the eye resulting in complete or partial blindness. Hypercritical. commission v. Pertaining to a hundred years or a period of a hundred years. chagrin n. Form of speech used only or chiefly in conversation. and practice of the Roman Catholic Church. captious adj. etc. cite v. cipher v. especially in literary or scientific pursuits. Combination in a body or mass. Indirect or roundabout expression. Clanking or a ringing. clan n. To subject to punitive measures. A charge for a firearm. collusion n. A title of Jesus christen v. Having the sails set for sailing as close to the wind as possible. circumference n. or explaining in the body of a will. A length of one hundredth of a meter. Of prime or special importance. To refer to specifically. coagulate v. comely adj. To treat as a baby or an invalid. by chemical action. A court of equity. catholicity n. or mortification. Urgent in complaint or demand. Any article of personal property. carnage n. document. as by heat. A minute vessel having walls composed of a single layer of cells. characterize v. by chance. The knightly system of feudal times with its code. Changeable in appearance. commitment n. A heading. To render intelligible. To change into a clot or a jelly. Judging severely or harshly. or sum. as of arms. cantonment n. Belonging. To purify by affliction. choral adj. A private meeting of members of a political party to select candidates. clairvoyance n. collide v. To burn or sear as with a heated iron. Sexual or moral purity. annoyance. Sensual. chastity n. To fascinate. To hold back. comestible adj. check v. colleague n. Awkward of movement. One who works in a coal-mine. Characterized by outward form or ceremony. casual adj. (also a noun meaning zero or nothing) circulate v. Consistency. centiliter n. coincide v. Funny. usages and practices. chattel n. caution. evening dress. Catholicism n. as in the earth's surface. or bells. collision n. collier n. clangor n. coercion n. or for blasting. cartilage n. relating to. The part of the town or district in which the troops are quartered. carnivorous adj. Any overwhelming flood of water. A certificate from the proper authorities that a vessel has complied with the law and may sail. The system. A small shrill trumpet or bugle. citadel n. caret n. To pass title to. To labor or cooperate with another or others. charlatan n. chastise v. causal adj. censorious adj. or the like. Accidental. castigate v. commissariat n. clothier n. clamor. as at one's failures or errors.. choleric adj. Any condition of which the elements or parts are in utter disorder and confusion. cartridge n. coalescence n. A captain of a company of one hundred infantry in the ancient Roman army. colloquial adj.FreeVocabulary. The division of society on artificial grounds. cohesion n. Showing watchfulness. The boundary-line of a circle. cat-o-nine-tails n. SAT math and more free at www. ceremonial adj. circumnavigate v. Pertaining to the heart. classify v. A secret agreement for a wrongful purpose. cataract n. That may or can collapse. cataclysm n. cohesive adj. The dead body of an animal. Pertaining or peculiar to common speech as distinguished from literary. To meet and strike violently. cauterize v. To arrange in a class or classes on the basis of observed resemblance. A portable timekeeper of the highest attainable precision. cessation n. revoking. codicil n. as of right. A tribe. cogent adj. cohere v. To blend. An official examiner of manuscripts empowered to prohibit their publication. collapsible adj. A hundredth of a liter. A distinctive feature. An instrument consisting of nine pieces of cord. capillary n. An associate in professional employment. The negative pole or electrode of a galvanic battery. Discontinuance. combination. or product. collective adj. coincidence n. A very thin gauze used for trimmings. commingle v. should be inserted. chasm n. One of the divisions of an extended poem. To correspond. One who makes a collection. To drink deeply and in boisterous or jovial manner. Producing coagulation. eloquence. intended for. Indicating or expressing a cause. Surrender. coagulant adj. Observant of ritual. or careful consideration. colloquy n. Easily provoked to anger. To stick together. To surrender or stipulate terms. captivate v. chasten v. To confine within bounds. To punish. Taking notice. A circumstance so agreeing with another: often implying accident. capitulate v. Surreptitious. To calculate arithmetically. One who makes or sells cloth or clothing. Conversation. caucus n. chancery n. To name in baptism. or beauty. Pertaining to. Violent contact. coalition n. A fatal or serious accident or disaster. etc. chiffon n. characteristic n. cognizant adj. cession n. Intuitive sagacity or perception. caprice n. indicating where omitted words. or fail. colossus n. as of objects of art. A supplement adding to. carouse v. as by excellence. chivalry n. close-hauled adj. books. Christendom n. coercive adj. A quack. collegian n. section. cathode n. caste n. Compassionate. circumlocution n. comical adj. or abounding in color. as of a chapter. Dead and putrefying flesh.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. Fit to be eaten. as distinguished from a common-law court. To disseminate. and differences. Any great and sudden misfortune or calamity. Having the property of consistency. clemency n. The act or process of entrusting or consigning for safe-keeping. An official numbering of the people of a country or district. clamorous adj. Sarcastic and severe. Akin. casualty n. An acute epidemic disease. To describe by distinctive marks or peculiarities. The department of an army charged with the provision of its food and water and daily needs. cereal adj. censor n. clearance n. circumscribe v. chronometer n. A yawning hollow. coincident adj. centimeter n. formerly used for flogging in the army and navy. A whim. cardiac adj. carrion n. clandestine adj. Any strikingly great person or object. as of possessions or rights. census n. doctrine. Taking place at the same time. coerce v. centenary adj. Consisting of a number of persons or objects considered as gathered into a mass. a picture or description in which natural characteristics are exaggerated or distorted. To sail quite around. moral or physical. carcass n. carnal adj.com canto n. chameleon adj. circumspect adj. commemorate v. Massacre. To cause to shrink. A sign (^) placed below a line. catastrophe n. clumsy adj. collector n. collapse v. A series of illustrative or explanatory notes on any important work. caption n. coddle v. clarify v. Handsome. clarion n. A castle or manor-house. chromatic adj. Forcible constraint or restraint. chronology n. collaborate v. or by a ferment.
To coagulate. conspirator n. as by force or authority. A disturbance or violent agitation. A number of states or persons in compact or league with each other. Yielding. contender n. To come down voluntarily to equal terms with inferiors. Agreeable. To form an idea. Clearly visible. conductible adj. To put something. or passageway for a fluid. consanguineous adj. A musical composition. comprise v. a forest. condensation n. Anything granted or yielded. confiscate v. Touching or joining at the edge or boundary. especially in a perplexing manner. marital rights. To collect into a mass. conferee n. conduit n. To force into military service. conservatory n. Sufficient to convince or decide. or by using up. Joined together in pairs. confide v. Proximity. Aware that one lives. To pollute. petition. conjugate adj. as of many buildings. complaisance n. To make complete. form. confluence n. conjugal adj. conformance n. The act or process of making dense or denser. or admitted in response to a demand. Relative. compute v. conciliate v. compact. or hard to deal with. confidant n. sorrow. The state of being joined together. concurrence n. Transmitting disease. . Remorseful feeling. A state of permanence. A spiritual advisor. contaminate v. To mean. constrict v. Harmony. The act or state or conforming. feels. commotion n. Panic. Calmness. To plot. competitive adj. conceit n. consummate v. contemptuous adj. Intelligible. Living. Gradual destruction. The candy collectively that a confectioner makes or sells. Capable of being pressed into smaller compass. contemptible adj. comprehensive adj. compliment v. or existing at the same time. An institution for instruction and training in music and declamation. Fit to be compared. particularly a tube. or the things so joined. connote v. congest v. Assured. eating. as for mutual aid. Occurring or acting together. contagious adj. Worthy of scorn or disdain. contemporaneous adj. confluent n. compressible adj. complacent adj. conscript v. conscience n. continence n. appetites. To bring to completion. A guess. commute v. One who is united with others in a league. concussion n. compensate v. To bind. or outline. complacence n. confectionery n. in place of. Tendency to adhere to the existing order of things. To agree. Descended from the same parent or ancestor. contiguity n. To make complex. Governed by moral standard. A critical judge of art. or claim. conformable adj. competent adj. or the like. competence n. etc. complication n. compression n. congregate v. or result of committing. Cone-bearing trees. A means for conducting something. conduce v. chiefly to represent his country. or use. To overcome by force. Disdainful. A constituent element or part. Qualified. To press together or into smaller space. The state or condition of being joined together. compress v. condescend v. confederate n. conducive adj. Forced. comparative adj.com committal n. contemplate v. occurring. A stream that unites with another. condolence n. pipe. comparison n. Adhering to the existing order of things. or married persons. conscientious adj. coniferous adj. To unite. conspire v. conformation n. To remunerate. conjecture n. congeal v. To comfort. A person to whom goods or other property has been entrusted. To conduct or behave (oneself). concur v. complicity n. Ability to know. To abridge. consignor n. conservatism n. Harmony. concede v. An intermingling or combination of things or parts. Pertaining to marriage or matrimony. The state or feeling of trust in or reliance upon another. Tending to reconcile. composure n. Politeness. compunction n. The state or quality of being in accord with. Participation or partnership. as candy. complaisant adj. as by burning. connive v. consistency n. Large in scope or content. as difficulties or obstacles. conspicuous adj. conjunction n. constable n. or the state of being commodity n. comprehension n. console v. To surrender. Restriction within limits or boundaries. conquer v. concerto n. To combine into one body or system. Pertaining to marriage. or agreement.FreeVocabulary. connoisseur n. congenial adj. compulsion n. complicate v. The communication of disease from person to person. consignee n. comport v. Constraint. Agreement. compulsory adj. Correspondence in form. confidence n. signify. Something that is bought and sold. One to whom secrets are entrusted. contemporary adj. complement v. conjugation n. Having kindred character or tastes. One who entrusts. complex adj. To consist of. confinement n. manner. or misfortune. concordance n. and passion. constituent n. To be in collusion. consumption n. etc. Following in uninterrupted succession. fact. conformity n. An arbitrary assemblage or group of stars. consul n. Harmonious. especially something less severe. comparable adj. To address or gratify with expressions of delicate praise. General structure. comprehensible adj. connubial adj. contagion n. One who has the right to vote at an election. The place where streams meet. concord n. wearing out. confer v. To obtain the friendship of.. condense 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. consolidate v. Being in agreement or harmony with. characterized by rivalry. The act. consecrate v. confront v. constituency n. To bring together into a crowd. An officer whose duty is to maintain the peace. conclusive adj. The inhabitants or voters in a district represented in a legislative body. confessor n. especially one with thorough knowledge and sound judgment of art. A violent shock to some organ by a fall or a sudden blow. One who exerts oneself in opposition or rivalry. consonant adj. consumptive adj. confident adj. Satisfaction with one's acts or surroundings. mental image or thought of. An officer appointed to reside in a foreign city. conscious adj. contiguous adj. A collective unanimous opinion of a number of persons. Designed for gradual destruction. Complicated. conjoin v. SAT math and more free at www. A companion or associate. To bestow. competitor n. To bring about. To entrust. Pleased or satisfied with oneself. confederacy n. To encounter. Adequate qualification or capacity. consensus n. compliant adj. A great fire. Self-flattering opinion. To reveal in trust or confidence. conflagration n. as in wrong-doing or with a wrong-doer. Contributing to an end. consulate n. consternation n. To consider thoughtfully. Expression of sympathy with a person in pain. To appropriate (private property) as forfeited to the public use or treasury. The place in which a consul transacts official business. consecutive adj. The faculty in man by which he distinguishes between right and wrong in character and conduct. conservative adj. A person with whom another confers. conciliatory adj. consonance n. concession n. A rival. component n. To set apart as sacred. Coercion. One who agrees with others to cooperate in accomplishing some unlawful purpose. To ascertain by mathematical calculation. Examination of two or more objects with reference to their likeness or unlikeness. and thinks. difficult. constellation n. consign v. consort n. conceive v. concurrent adj. Living or existing at the same time. Capable of being conducted or transmitted. Self-restraint with respect to desires.
Belonging or relating to the body as opposed to the mind. Rebellious. curtsy n. time. Not predictable. Connected. copious adj. The skull of an animal. Plenteous. . Confirmation. contributor n. culprit n. A guilty person. curio n. harsh. To pick or sort out from the rest. Of a material nature. Permanence. Gradual decay by crumbling or surface disintegration. curator n. Pertaining to a division of arthropods. Possibility of happening. convex adj. inventing. Coarse or thick in nature or structure. Tending to one point. A placing opposite. That by which anything is transported. etc. To offset. cranium n. convalesce v. cynical adj. according to its form. Recovering health after sickness. curt adj. contrite adj. Resembling or containing cream. as through fear or shame. coquette n. An ornamental molding running round the walls of a room close to the ceiling. A place for cremating dead bodies. as of time or place. Thoroughly informed. The science that describes the universe. Prolongation. The state of progressive restoration to health and strength after the cessation of disease. conversant adj. Rapid and superficial. A small fissure. course n. either with or without the breaking of the skin. One who steers a rowboat. counter-claim n. conveyance n. To cause spasms in. contumacy n. convertible adj. cycloid adj. The act planning. Line of motion or direction. To recover after a sickness. Believable. A flirt. Obese. The act or ceremony of crowning a monarch. Easily deceived. To cause to incline and approach nearer together. criterion n. A standard by which to determine the correctness of a judgment or conclusion. A bruise. Contempt for the opinions of others and of what others value. creed n. credence n. creamy adj. cull v. courtesy n. counteract v. To crouch down tremblingly. Inconsistent with itself. corrode v. crass adj. A short thick stick used as a club. convolve v. cryptogram n. especially the complexion. or governing influence over. To summon or cause to assemble. curtail v. credulous adj. containing lobsters. covey n. cynosure n. Avarice. corrosive n. contusion n. A piece of bric-a-brac. crevice n. To twist into a misshapen form. corrosion n. cosmos n. contraposition n. crockery n. One who or that which regulates or directs. crustaceous adj. A vehement desire. cynicism n. contuse v. Any concerted movement. To act in opposition to. culvert n. and geology. corporate adj. squeaking sound. corps n. countercharge v. convivial adj. A formal summary of fundamental points of religious belief. cupidity n. A protecting force accompanying property in course of transportation. conversion n. Loss of purity or integrity. Devoted to feasting. SAT math and more free at www. corroboration n. Fitness. contravene v. Earthenware made from baked clay. corpse n. counterbalance v. extended. cornice n. coronation n. crucible n. A number or body of persons in some way associated or acting together. To put in some relation of connection or correspondence. To bring together or give fixed shape to. rocky projection on a cliff or ledge. Having a crust-like shell. A sharp. Something taken with another for the completion of either. courageous adj. etc. devising. or to good-fellowship in eating or drinking. A fleet and spirited horse. Brave. corollary n. A deep crack or fissure in the ice of a glacier. A downward movement of the body by bending the knees. continuity n. and abrupt in act or expression. Brave. To exercise a directing. crystallize 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. That which causes gradual decay by crumbling or surface disintegration. compressed. To ruin or destroy little by little. continuous adj.com contingency n. as opposed to thin or fine. canal. corruptible adj. A dead body. Like a circle. Belonging to a corporation. A person having charge as of a library or museum. The world or universe considered as a system. cornucopia n. operation. control v. Guilty. Capable of reformation. contraband n. A young swan. counterpart n. counterfeit adj. culpable adj. contradictory adj. curable adj. contort v. A house or office used for transacting business. contrivance n. An agreement entered into by two or more persons or parties. To prevent or obstruct the operation of. A rugged. crag n. or from one form to another. Open to bribery. corporeal adj. crustacean adj. Uninterrupted connection in space. To bruise by a blow. Exhibiting moral skepticism. contumacious adj. cosmopolitan adj. Belief. perfect in order and arrangement. Curving like the segment of the globe or of the surface of a circle. Interchangeable. Any artificial covered channel for the passage of water through a bank or under a road. corrigible adj. coxswain n. A butter-making establishment. The assertion of the opposite of that which has been said. cosmology n. correlative adj. as between two contiguous surfaces. converge v. convalescence n. cygnet n. A minute particle of matter. Broken in spirit because of a sense of sin. convoy n. craving n. covenant n. contribution n. cosmography n. especially that part enclosing the brain. Made to resemble something else. To oppose with an equal force. To cut off or cut short. contingent adj. corroborate v. cudgel n. Mutually involving or implying one another. A flock of quails or partridges. convene v. or adapting something to or for a special purpose. A cosmopolitan character. controller n. The general science of the universe. Pertaining to the universe. A winding motion. contrive v. Common to all the world. covert adj. cosmogony n. corpuscle n. To move with a circling or winding motion. for a common purpose. convenience n. crevasse n. Anything written in characters that are secret or so arranged as to have hidden meaning. bookkeeping.FreeVocabulary. Concealed. A doctrine of creation or of the origin of the universe. The act of giving for a common purpose. Writing in which the letters are joined together. continuance n. A cross-demand alleged by a defendant in his favor against the plaintiff. Capable of being remedied or corrected. coronet n. A trying and purifying test or agency. To strengthen. cosmopolitanism n. culinary adj. creamery n. cosmetic adj. restraining. including astronomy. crawfish. To accuse in return. various degrees of noble rank less than sovereign. courser n. One who gives or furnishes. convergent adj. contradiction n. A criticism or critical review. cosmic adj. A proposition following so obviously from another that it requires little demonstration. To manage or carry through by some device or scheme. vigorously prosecuted. or one who has charge of a ship's boat and its crew under an officer. Contemptuous disregard of the requirements of rightful authority. cower v. Change from one state or position to another. cursory adj. convolution n. corpulent adj. cursive adj. geography. Politeness originating in kindness and exercised habitually. corporal adj. continuation n. A rustic. physical. in behalf of an idea or principle. convulse v. convalescent adj. or prolonged without separation or interruption of sequence. Concise. credible adj. Inferior crown denoting. Pertaining to the art of beautifying. correlate v. symbolizing peace and prosperity. crusade n. creak n. countervail v. Of or pertaining to cooking or the kitchen. Trade forbidden by law or treaty. The horn of plenty. in common with others. as proof or conviction. A violent and abnormal muscular contraction of the body. crematory adj. especially for an evil purpose. convulsion n. countryman n. daring adj. or development. crabs. critique n. correspondence. counting-house n. That to which general interest or attention is directed. corruption n.
essential . decorous adj. demented adj. definite adj. To lower in character or virtue. A lowering in value or an underrating in worth. To strip the covering from. debonair adj. The change of endings in nouns and adj. and there is no winner. denominator n. deist n. To mar or disfigure the face or external surface of. derelict adj. To make payment for. death's-head n. To deprive of something dishonestly. Melancholy. decorate v. manners. That part of a play or story in which the mystery is cleared up. To cut off or take away. denominate v. delineate v. To take or send away forcibly. defray v. Lack or insufficiency. depository n. A speech recited or intended for recitation from memory in public. dead-heat n. denizen n. with hope for the opposite. To slander. as to another's opinion. A race in which two or more competitors come out even. as troops. degeneracy n. Suitable for the occasion or circumstances. To press down. Darwinism n. as something hardly legible. Demeanor. Inhabitant. That process by which a word is traced from its original root or primitive form and meaning. degenerate v. delusion n. Enfeebled. To destroy a measurable or large proportion of. A first appearance in society or on the stage. defraud v. deform v. derrick n. morally or physically. or dress. To annihilate. deplete v. goddess. deluge v. etc. Carried on in resistance to aggression. starting-point. Respectful submission or yielding. Insane. Part of a fraction which expresses the number of equal parts into which the unit is divided. decipher v. To mislead the mind or judgment of. demobilize v. dentifrice n. decency n. day-man n. decrepit adj. Subject to contention or dispute. To deduce. To dissolve gradually and become liquid by absorption of moisture from the air. the detention of a vessel beyond the specified time of sailing. degrade v. especially morally bad. Falsehood. To become worse or inferior. That which is agreeable to a fine taste. The doctrine that natural selection has been the prime cause of evolution of higher forms. To cause to turn aside or downward. demagogue n. A base coward. speech. as a part of something. deposition n. declarative adj. A full and formal style of utterance. demonstrator n. Containing a formal. Decameron n. defalcate v. decaliter n. deflect v. declamatory adj. A body of Christians united by a common faith and form of worship and discipline. A falling of the spirits. Fraudulent. declension n. defendant n. decasyllable n. Open to ridicule. Hurtful. Deportment. deficiency n. To deprive of water. decent adj. One who proves in a convincing and conclusive manner. Death. demonstrate v. demulcent n. deportment n. deject v. Scarcity. To deem worthy of notice or account. dendrology n. decoy n. To give a name or epithet to. deleterious adj. derisible adj. depositor n. positive. To reduce or lessen. for use as evidence in court. demolish v. dauntless adj. Coming or acquired from some origin. An apparatus for hoisting and swinging great weights. Moral fitness. To point out or publicly accuse as deserving of punishment. deference n. debatable adj. depress v. An unprincipled politician. A place where anything is kept in safety.FreeVocabulary. dedication n. A becoming worse. depression n. To ridicule. Blindly. deforest v. Any preparation used for cleaning the teeth. demonstrable adj. To deprive (a magnet) of magnetism.com darkling adv. Founded on the number 10. or given fact. To designate by word or mark. decisive ad. To represent by sketch or diagram.or desirable. To prove indubitably. delirious adj. or explicit statement or affirmation. To embellish. denude v. Mistaken conviction. or has an amount deposited. Characterized by bold or insolent opposition. Delight. decameter n. To derive or draw as a conclusion by reasoning from given premises or principles. default n. exhaustion. Capable of being maintained or justified. To remove the inhabitants from. decapitate v. 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Delightful to the taste or to the senses. decamp v. To leave suddenly or unexpectedly. The natural history of trees. deplorable adj. deprecate v. Inclined to strong exhibition or expression of feeling or thoughts. deficient adj. depth n. deduce v. derivative adj. Laying down. decapod adj. Contemptible. dehydrate v. . or judgment. decalogue n. deponent adj. defensible adj. To behead. denounce v. censure. One who makes a deposit. Deepness. decagon n. Falling off at maturity as petals after flowering. delectation n. delude v. derivation n. To disfigure. defamation n. decagram n. Testimony legally taken on interrogatories and reduced to writing. Anything that allures. dastard n. denomination n. debut n. dendroid adj. deceitful adj. A disfigurement. demeanor n. A god. decimal adj. To disband. depreciation n. as by use. dearth n. derision n. Fearless. To regard or worship as a god. demagnetize v. demise n. deceive v. A mark for failure or bad conduct. Neglectful of obligation. depopulate v. Having gentle or courteous bearing or manner. deify v. One who believes in God. deprave v. To regard with grief or sorrow. dejection n. demonstrative adj. declamation n. deity n. dermatology n. or odium. A person against whom a suit is brought. A line of ten syllables. To find out the true words or meaning of. To take away honors or position from. Ten-footed or ten-armed. as of strength or magnitude.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. fruit when ripe. deceit n. derive v. A day-laborer. To clear of forests. as from a premise. as by old age or some chronic infirmity. The neglect or omission of a legal requirement. delicacy n. to express their different relations of gender. deplore v. To lessen the worth of. To dishearten. A liquid and dry measure of 10 liters. denote v. Like a tree. Characterized by propriety of conduct. debase v. Having an exact signification or positive meaning. wishes. A length of ten meters. as to a penal colony. or divine person. deface v. To delay or put off to some other time. Diminution. but denies supernatural revelation. defensive adj. degradation n. A human skull as a symbol of death. as of something customary. denouement n. or waste. To overwhelm with a flood of water. The ten commandments.
etc. discomfit v. Poverty-stricken. To turn aside from the main subject and for a time dwell on some incidental matter. To impair or injure the beauty. To put to confusion. To draw a distinction. To grow worse. desultory adj. or desire of. Verbal controversy. grandchild. dries up or absorbs moisture. To deprive of any right privilege or power disengage v. descry v. disfigure v. To deprive of actual occupancy. discernible adj. deter v. disobedient adj. discomfort n. Not connected with what precedes. detest v. disclaim v. Any severe and strict rule in which the judgment of the governed has little or no part. despair n. To take away in such manner as to lessen value or estimation. courage. A union of two characters representing a single sound. discursive adj. Hindering from action through fear. Characteristic of the devil. disappoint v. dishabille n. Fallen into decay or partial ruin. Dishonorable or disgraceful. detract v. disrepute n. dismissal n. To get first sight or knowledge of. dispossess v. To dislike or hate with intensity. displace v. precision. To frighten away. push off. Neglecting or refusing to obey. Wanton and malicious mischief. Displacement by authority from an office or an employment. desistance n. . as something previously unknown or unperceived. disconsolate adj. One who believes the teaching of another. efficiency. Marking a difference. To cease from action. A formal conversation in which two or more take part. Resorted to in a last extremity. disavowal n. didactic adj. disobedience n. To distinguish. devilry n. Dispersion. discord n. disavow v. To debar. To throw out of order. To displease.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. detrude v. especially of real estate. Transparent. Passing from one subject to another. dislocate v. devise v. difference n. dialectician n. connection with. digress v. despicable adj. diplomacy n. determinate adj. discriminate v. or loss. digraph n.FreeVocabulary. To become detached. diaphanous adj. disqualify v. Neglect or refusal to comply with an authoritative injunction. A logician. as a child. To push down forcibly. Any remedy which. disinherit v. To drive away by or as by scattering in different directions. descent n. Tending to cause delay. Pertaining to teaching. disburse v. Proceeding downward. Impartial. disfavor n. To put out of the proper or accustomed place. To burst or break asunder. disinterested adj. diabolic adj. Denial. discussion n. The state of being positively uncomfortable. Any essential characteristic of a species by reason of which it differs from other species. To disclaim responsibility for. diffidence n. detriment n. disenfranchise v. Disregard. To discern. diplomat n. or responsibility to. dismount v. The act of deciding. A positive utterance. differential adj. or skill in conducting any kind of negotiations or in social matters. To disavow any claim to. disjunctive adj. or otherwise remove from a horse or the like. Debate. Spreading rapidly through the system and acting quickly. To train to obedience. Affected or possessed with self-distrust. disallow v. discredit v. disagree v. despot n. Perceivable. Malicious mischief. Cessation. deteriorate v. despotism n. as a disease. depreciation. disinfectant n. discrepant adj. Determination of the distinctive nature of a disease. disputation n. To deprive of peace or tranquility. To abandon without regard to the welfare of the abandoned desiccant n. A bad name or character. dissatisfy v. Characterized by special tact in negotiations. disown v. A substance used to destroy the germs of infectious diseases. One who is descended lineally from another. disinfect v. An absolute and irresponsible monarch. disconnect v. Inequality. To injure the reputation of. diffusion n. dishonest adj. discover v. dilemma n. dexterity n. dilute v. diligence n. dictum n. diphthong n. The act of moving or going downward. diagnose v. That which is bestowed on or appointed to one from a higher power. Absence of harmoniousness. when applied externally. To regard or speak of slightingly. Out of the common or regular track. diffusible adj. To disencumber. Tact. disburden v. To refuse to acknowledge as one's own or as connected with oneself. Religious. dialogue n. disrobe v. Distinctive. diplomatic adj. determination n. One remarkable for tact and shrewd management. as money from a fund. disbeliever n. diagnosis n. Self-distrust. desist v. To undo or dissolve the connection or association of. To cut apart or to pieces. Careful and persevering effort to accomplish what is undertaken. discipline v. despond v. diatomic adj. dispensation n. Containing only two atoms. shrewdness. To pay out or expend. or who adopts and follows some doctrine. To look upon with disfavor. To cease to exist. discreet adj. To regard with blame. disparity n. disarm v. One who refuses to believe. diffident adj. Untrustworthy. wish. devout adj. discontinuance n. desperado n. disrupt v. To select or appoint. differentiate v. disillusion v. To fail to fulfill the expectation. Judicious. To withhold permission or sanction. Undress or negligent attire. dissect v. One who holds high rank. as that of wounds. diminution n. disciple n. deviate v. A superficial amateur. A situation in which a choice between opposing modes of conduct is necessary. Reduction. diacritical adj. To lose spirit. differentia n. despondent adj. To invent. dignitary n. despite prep. dimly adv. To deprive of an inheritance. To take a different course. Readiness. Grief-stricken. To take no notice of. by its characteristic phenomena. dilettante n. dilate v. To put out of proper place or order. designate v. The sound produced by combining two vowels in to a single syllable or running together the sounds. deviltry n. diatribe n. symmetry. dilapidated pa. discountenance v. A representative of one sovereign state at the capital or court of another. disciplinary adj. Helping or serving to disconnect or separate. To throw down. dilatory adj. SAT math and more free at www. as by authority. One without regard for law or life. To make more fluid or less concentrated by admixture with something. Forms of speech collectively that are peculiar to the people of a particular district. desperate adj. Disheartened. deterrent adj. or hope. Having the nature of systematic training or subjection to authority. or appearance of. disregard v.com descendant n. or as if prompted by utter despair. To unclothe. destitute adj. Utter hopelessness and despondency. discolor v. Obscurely. dialect n. Opposite. disappear v. To remove or destroy the poison of infectious or contagious diseases. either actually or for the time being. disarrange v. desert v. devious adj. To acquire a distinct and separate character. descendent adj. To disenchant. To enlarge in all directions. diplomatist n. discard v. disreputable adj. disparage v. and ease in any physical activity or in any mechanical work. Interruption or intermission. To reject. Something that causes damage. Definitely limited or fixed. dispel v. Dissimilarity in any respect. A bitter or malicious criticism. To stain. To be opposite in opinion. Contemptible. In spite of. hope. disapprove v. disquiet v. To deprive of weapons.
divergent adj. Daily. Having womanish traits or qualities. To draw out. ebullient adj. Showing enthusiasm or exhilaration of feeling. divisible adj. dogmatize v. The property which a wife brings to her husband in marriage. One who makes a donation or present. duplex adj. duckling n. Control by the exercise of power or constituted authority. distraught adj. effulgence n. Unblushing impudence. eclipse n. Capable of being separated into parts. disseminate v. distill v. The quality or character of being godlike. domicile n. In twofold degree or extent. educe v. Lamentation. divisor n. A noxious or ill-smelling exhalation from decaying or putrefying matter. Different. Doubtful. egoist n. duration n. Double-dealing. dissever v. edict n. as a system of conduits. dissolve v. . The state of being flowery. Rapturous excitement or exaltation. domain n. applied to a mass of one gram for 1 second. dissolute adj. Angry or violent difference of opinion. To tell or make known. effective adj. Heavy with sleepiness. efflorescence n. Capable of being stretched out or expanded in every direction. eccentricity n. To spend sparingly. efficacy n. The state of being dispersed or scattered. divination n. distiller n. specifically of clothes. dissimilar adj. dragnet n. effect n. dominance n. One occupied in the business of distilling alcoholic liquors. To influence controllingly. ornaments. To strip. Being in a state of or resembling sleep. A young duck. Disagreement. donator n. A person to whom a donation is made. Effective. One of a pair of like things. dissuasion n. ecstasy n. Acting vigorously. To extract or produce by vaporization and condensation. Fit for a destined purpose. etc. The state of possessing adequate skill or knowledge for the performance of a duty. A statement of religious faith or duty formulated by a body claiming authority. The pretended forecast of future events or discovery of what is lost or hidden. efficacious adj. dissolution n. diverse adj. wisdom. divagation n. dominate v. Tending in different directions. egotism n. A consequence. or strengthen. specifically of a plant or an animal. Pastime. To build up. dwindle v. dutiful adj. divert v. A word of two syllables. a cavalryman. donor n. To bubble up. efficiency n. domination n. dissertation n. One who advocates or practices egoism. To disperse or disappear. Obedient. A divulging. as seed is sown. Capable of being drawn out. effluvium n. distrust n. Peculiar. egotist n. duet n. drainage n. doublet n. Separation of relations or interests. dissonance n. One who subjects a person to distress. effervescent adj. dissuade v. SAT math and more free at www. Contentious. Giving off bubbles of gas. efficient adj. To turn from the accustomed course or a line of action already established. dissent n. doe n. counsel. effeminate adj. distend v. Expansion. diurnal adj. divest v. Melancholy. as into wire or a thread. Able to be turned from the accustomed course or a line of action already established. as by heat or moisture. To divide. Self-conceit. A disease or malady. The means of draining collectively. The period of time during which anything lasts. Ardent in spirit and speech. To make positive assertions without supporting them by argument or evidence. as having performed its functions. Capable of various forms. To rule with insolence or unnecessary annoyance.FreeVocabulary. Anything made of clay and baked in a kiln or dried in the sun. pipes. duteous adj. earnest adj. One given to self-mention or who is constantly telling of his own views and experiences. docile adj. domineer v. effervesce v. Harsh or disagreeable in sound. Hard and constant work in any menial or dull occupation. divulgence n. efface v. or pleading. dolorous adj. effete adj. or accouterments or disinvestment. or pleading. One who writes plays. drachma n. Showing submission to natural superiors. as something previously private or secret. efflorescent adj. To subject a person to distress. divertible adj. distention n. duplicity n. Life in or fondness for one's home and family. To liquefy or soften. The act or operation of cutting in pieces. Bewildered. An article in a periodical written by the editor and published as an official argument. Idiosyncrasy. To bestow as a gift. Efficient. A note or designation of honor. or a flowery appearance. Easy to manage. The registry of judgments of a court. dissemble v. divinity n. docket n. dun v. trenches. durance n. or good intent of any person. earthenware n. To change the purpose or alter the plans of by persuasion. One who disagrees. To diminish or become less. Digression. Discord. One who makes a donation or present. especially a customs duty. drought n. drastic adj. Separation of the more volatile parts of a substance from those less volatile. drudgery n. dissipate v. an outpouring. Expressing or causing sorrow or pain. especially in morals or religion. editorial n. dogma n. That by which a number or quantity is divided. dramatist n. Melancholy. A net to be drawn along the bottom of the water. officially recognizing superiority or success in studies. distrainor n. Subject to a duty. economize v. Exhausted. A sphere or field of action or interest. distillation n. distensible adj. dowry n. doubly adv. especially when so long continued as to cause vegetation to wither. effusion n. Having two parts. dormant adj. Lack of confidence in the power. especially for a worthy cause. effrontery n. The place where one lives. dissipation n. divulge v. distemper n. Suitable to be eaten. dogmatic adj. To pour forth. To relate or represent in a dramatic or theatrical manner. doleful adj. dyne n. egoism n. The act of changing the purpose of or altering the plans of through persuasion. That which is uttered or proclaimed by authority as a rule of action. Womanishness. The obstruction of a heavenly body by its entering into the shadow of another body. dragoon n.com dissection n. dissension n. dolor n. dolesome adj. dutiable adj. To make a demand or repeated demands on for payment. To stretch out or expand in every direction. dubious adj. dramatize v. Confinement. edify v. Edible. To obliterate. Making statements without argument or evidence. drowsy adj. ductile adj. A modern and an ancient Greek coin. dissentious adj. Splendor. edible adj. Conspicuously prominent. Ascendancy. donee n. The power to produce an intended effect as shown in the production of it. eatable adj. diversity n. diversion n. A composition for two voices or instruments. The female of the deer. distinction n. The theory that places man's chief good in the completeness of self. effectual adj. Having and exercising the power to produce effects or results. In the British army. To twist into an unnatural or irregular form. distrain v. dominant adj. To hide by pretending something different. donate v. An ill turn. Opening in flower. Lewd. effuse v. domesticity n. dissonant adj. Dissimilitude. dissentient n. distort v. disunion n. To sow or scatter abroad. A breaking up of a union of persons. Dry weather. effeminacy n. Enraptured. disyllable 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. The force which. would give it a velocity of 1 cm/s. disservice n. Thesis. ecstatic adj. eccentric adj.
confusion. epicure n. encamp v. pl. To inspire with courage. epicycloid n. To endow with a privilege. eminent adj. To involve in dissension or strife. To inspire with ardent love. engrave v. entirety n. equivocate v. To waste away in flesh. taste. equivocal adj. High in station. or complications. entwine v. Irregular. One who works for wages or a salary. or to her era. embody v. meaning. To infuriate. To go from one country. or esteem. distress. A formal or discriminating expression of praise. enkindle v. A pithy phrasing of a shrewd observation. estimable adj. equanimity n. emerge v. A poem celebrating in formal verse the mythical achievements of great personages. Gigantic. One who cultivates a delicate taste for eating and drinking. endue v. A complete thing. To entrap. eschew v. Prevailing among animals. embolism n. ensnare v. equilibrium n. Wide-spread occurrence of a disease in a certain region. epiphany n. Ambiguous. To render ineffective or inoperative. or stress laid upon some word. encore n. emancipate v. An earnest request. epicycle n. Extensive knowledge of literature. or set of words. episode n. espy v. To expose to peril. elasticity n. enact v. entangle v. A circle that rolls upon the external or internal circumference of another circle. To impede with obstacles. That property of matter by which a body tends to return to a former shape after being changed. A title of dignity. hardship. To set forth publicly or in glowing terms. employer n. equitable adj. enlighten v. To enter voluntarily the military service by formal enrollment. ennoble v. separable from yet growing out of it.5000 Collegiate Words with Brief Definitions – Amass an Ivy League Vocabulary! 7-CD Edition: All you have to do is listen 15 minutes a day for 4 weeks to absorb 5000 words. The ability to suffer pain. To interweave. as in search of adventure or opportunity for gallant deeds. elocution n. Tolerable. enthuse v. 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Epicurean adj. as with a trench or ditch and wall. electrotype n. or strength of mind. To use words of double meaning. or the fine arts. eloquent adj. hope. emaciate v. Roving or wandering. To dignify. epic n. To articulate or enunciate with special impressiveness upon a word. embarrass v. A work containing information on subjects. elude v. embezzle v. estrange v. and gesture in public speaking or reading. To cut or carve in or upon some surface. Pertaining to horses or horsemanship. office. One who moves from one place to settle in another. . emergent adj. enrapture v. errant adj. epidemic n.FreeVocabulary. To separate and cast aside. To name one by one. A metallic copy of any surface. To bring or hold under any overmastering influence. epilogue n. Immensity. eject v. To encircle. Peculiar to some specified country or people. An elevated position with respect to rank. queen of England. essence n. enfranchise v. electrolysis n. epoch n. force. condition. epitaph n. Full of zeal and fervor. eligible adj. A simplified representation. Evasion. To destroy thoroughly. To fortify or protect. state. entomology n. One who uses or engages the services of other persons for pay. A species of lyric poems. endurance n. encumber v. eradicate v. To quietly terminate: said of time. entrails n. as by legislative act. history. or the like. To involve in difficulties. or a group of words. or exemplify in a concrete. Fairness or impartiality. epithet n. embargo n. To expel. egress n. enormous adj. entail v. emigrant n. emblazon v. enumerate v. A bazaar or shop. emanate v. To release from bondage. enervate v. Extreme. To endow with some quality. To command. To render uniform. or region for the purpose of settling or residing in another. To delight extravagantly or intensely. To debilitate. To cause to be loved. To keep sacred. as a coin. entrench v. emporium n. emphatic adj. enormity n. encourage v. SAT math and more free at www. eliminate v. embark v. The art of correct intonation. The act of entering. encyclopedia n. energetic adj. erratic adj. To keep clear of. To pitch tents for a resting-place. A lyric poem lamenting the dead. To alienate. endear v. inflection. empower v. To make into law. Incorrect. memorable for extraordinary events. or pertaining to daintiness of appetite. etc. Worthy of respect. enrage v. To come into view or into existence. A component or essential part. enlist v. encyclical adj. necessitate. embellish v. word. emphasize v. A coming into view. Indulging. equalize v. To flow forth or proceed. elegy n. An inscription on a tomb or monument in honor or in memory of the dead. endanger v. A wide lower part of a tidal river. elucidate v. Any place of exit. endemic adj. Hatred. epode n. Qualified for selection. esquire n. To intensify. A interval of time. elapse v. esthetic adj. To imitate with intent to equal or surpass. emigrate v. To delegate authority to. enjoin v. To educe or extract gradually or without violence. Any appearance or bodily manifestation of a deity. especially with the right to vote. To yield to or display intense and rapturous feeling. equestrian adj. The close of a narrative or dramatic poem. merit. Equal in value. To occupy completely. That which makes a thing to be what it is. epizootic adj. erudite adj. Pertaining to beauty. as from some source. elicit v. or stress of any kind without succumbing. ministering. Intended for general circulation. or exhaustive of one subject. To keep close watch. enshrine v. erroneous adj. A state of balance. language. To involve. epidermis n. emeritus adj. or courtesy. equivalent adj. Any special impressiveness added to an utterance or act. To invest with sovereign power. Elizabethan adj. as in “Father Aeneas. A symbol. Working vigorously. formulate. Relating to Elizabeth. gift. emulate v.” epitome n. eminence n. To evade the search or pursuit of by dexterity or artifice. compact or visible form. A riddle. emergence n. heroes. Characterized by fairness. engross v. encomium n. Having the ability to express emotion or feeling in lofty and impassioned speech. The internal parts of an animal. To cause to see clearly. An incident or story in a literary work. place. etc. The outer skin. enfeeble v. To misappropriate secretly. emphasis n. engender v. To invade partially or insidiously and appropriate the possessions of another. endurable adj. A curve traced by a point on the circumference of a circle which rolls upon another circle. To render flustered or agitated. embroil v. Authoritative stoppage of foreign commerce or of any special trade. To bring out more clearly the facts concerning. To produce. Very-learned. To express. entree n.
To clear from involvement. To inflict severe pain or agony upon. Biblical exposition or interpretation. Pertaining to a sudden and violent outbreak. excel v. extravagance n. . expanse n. evade v. Urgent. time or scope. excellent adj. extensible adj. exhaust v. Happening out of court. eureka Greek. exert v. euphony n. Non-admission. Free. To breathe forth. evidential adj. compulsion. To diminish the gravity or importance of. exhaustive adj. or released. fabulous adj. To invent fancifully or falsely. as in space. A way or passage out. expectancy n. evoke v. exotic adj. extrude v. expansion n. expense n. severe. extortion n. A critical period or condition. execration n. or scope. exasperate v. To make more easy. extension n. A person nominated by the will of another to execute the will. Extended widely in space. excavate v. facsimile n. The utmost point. excess n. exacerbate v. pattern. A journey. or anything based on such reasoning. To unfold or expand. time. evolve v. Land broken up and left to become mellow or to rest. expect v. quality. outgrowth. proper. Capable of erring. Causing or tending to cause exhaustion. evince v. or virulent. extremity n. Unusual. exemplary adj. excellence n. To show by example.FreeVocabulary. or the like. extricate v. To call or summon forth. evangelist n. Incredible. fallow n. facile adj. fallacy n. Intensified emotion or action. expiate v. To empty by draining off the contents. eugenic adj. or original to be copied or imitated. facial 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. power. execrable adj. Pertaining to the face. The act or state of looking forward to as certain or probable. expatriate v. imputation. An exact copy or reproduction. evanesce v. evangelical adj. exempt adj. excrescence n. extant adj. fallacious adj. exhume v. extensive adj. euphonious adj. Escape. clear. expand v. And so forth. excellency n. as from some liability. An extract or selection from written or printed matter. Turbulent. exclude v.com et cetera Latin. To obtain by violence. A continuous area or stretch. Pertaining to a formal presentation. To speak or write a laudation of a person's life or character. Fleeting. A sudden and violent outbreak. Nervously high-strung. exclusion n. To fill with high or cheerful spirits. scope. extort v. Contributing to personal advantage. Ease. To drive out or away. explicit adj. or that farthest removed from a mean position. A figure of speech by which a phrase less offensive is substituted. A preacher who goes from place to place holding services. or points of the compass. To make more sharp. or experience. To surrender the custody of. threats. exhale v. To excite great anger in. exaggerate v. That which passes the ordinary. external n. An accursed thing. A model. To suffer extremity of hunger or thirst. evert v. exhilarate v. Foreign. One who supports extreme measures or holds extreme views. Full of meaning. Any unsound or delusive mode of reasoning. exegesis n. Undue expenditure of money. A muscle that causes extension. facetious adj. evict v. eventual adj. excitable adj. Done or made without much or any preparation. exonerate v. Disentangle. extinct adj. To discuss. exposition n. exorbitant adj. Forcible ejection. evasion n. Being no longer in existence. exemplify v. Illogical. Capable of being thrust out. Hard to please. Having no essential relation to a subject. explosion n. excretion n. eulogize v. extravagant adj. A number of persons combined for a common purpose. extremist n. The getting rid of waste matter. fanciless adj. I have found it. Possession of eminently or unusually good qualities. An open situation or position in relation to the sun. To turn inside out. fanatic n. side. Abominable. fastidious adj. Amusing. Development or growth. expend v. exuberant adj. factious adj. SAT math and more free at www. as in measure. To render extinct. expressive adj. To vanish gradually. To remove by digging or scooping out. facet n. Fitness to meet the requirements of a particular case. One having a taste for or interest in special objects. especially of many people. exposure n. Speedy. expostulate v. Formal presentation. An abrupt or emphatic expression of thought or of feeling. extemporaneous adj. Extravagance or enormity. extradition n. That which is outside. value. expectorate v. To go beyond. To shut out purposely or forcibly. excerpt n. extradite v. extol v. expediency n. Seeking the conversion of sinners. Agreeableness of sound. fabricate v. existence n. Still existing and known. Possessing distinguished merit. To dig out of the earth (what has been buried). A reaching or stretching out. evanescent adj. size. A going forth or departure from a place or country. Unimaginative. exigent adj. Possession or continuance of being. skill. excusable adj. extenuate v. extrajudicial adj. fallible adj. action. expedite v. exorbitance n. eulogy n. Justifiable. The practice of obtaining by violence or compulsion. Rich supply. exigency n. euphemism n. Indicative. Definite. To be superior or distinguished. Needlessly free or lavish in expenditure. The laying out or expending or money or other resources. extensor n. excruciate v. as time or strength. etc. To make manifest or evident. exhaustion n. Anything relating or belonging to the outside. Ultimate. To make an effort. To overstate. Any unnatural addition. exit n. Increase of amount. facilitate v. explicate v. explosive adj. To make satisfaction or amends for. expulsion n. To avoid by artifice. famish v. Relating to the development and improvement of race. Not difficult to do. excitation n. excursion n. To drive from one's own country. To cast or drive out by religious or magical means. extraneous adj. Characterized by agreeableness of sound. expedient adj. Fitted to serve as a model or example worthy of imitation. elements. faction n. The surrender by a government of a person accused of crime to the justice of another government. Going beyond usual and proper limits. exemplar n. executor n. extempore adv. explode v. To look forward to as certain or probable. A title of honor bestowed upon various high officials. Deprivation of strength or energy. facility n. A spoken or written laudation of a person's life or character. To cough up and spit forth. or blame. or restriction affecting others. or development. To spend. Without studied or special preparation. One of the small triangular plane surfaces of a diamond or other gem. expeditious adj. exorcise v. Marked by great plentifulness. extraordinary adj. expository adj. To praise in the highest terms. exhaustible adj. fancier n. extinguish v. To increase in range or scope. evolution n. exceed v. or border. exterior n. A religious zealot. or the subjection of another to some necessity. exuberance n. To cause to burst in pieces by force from within. or required limit. Thorough and complete in execution. To relieve or vindicate from accusation. To hasten the movement or progress of. measure. exodus n. To dispossess pursuant to judicial decree. exclamation n.
A smoke-duct in a chimney. To predict. To deny oneself the pleasure or profit of. forebode v. A gum or resin which on burning yields aromatic fumes. flatulence n. performed. frightful adj. fortitude n. judgment. felicity n. That part of a shore uncovered at low tide. forswear v. with goats feet. flexible adj. beliefs. forfeit v. or renewal. fraudulent adj. Pertaining to streams. A state of constant movement. Limited. or effected. or degree of being fresh. The aggregate of plants growing without cultivation in a district. Premeditation. The act of bending. Liability to be broken or destroyed. Accumulation of gas in the stomach and bowels. or purpose. To lose possession of through failure to fulfill some obligation. Difficult to accomplish. One who sells fish. Showing criminal or evil purpose. finality n. feudal adj. between the eyes and the hair. forby adv. To bar by judicial proceedings the equitable right of a mortgagor to redeem property. flippant adj. foible n. freemason n. A strong point. To fret at the edge so as to loosen or break the threads. change. To be an omen or warning sign of. The young in the womb or in the egg. A landed estate held under feudal tenure. Merry. forerun v. A state of well-founded happiness. folklore n. That part of a landscape or picture situated or represented as nearest the spectator. thought. With directness. foggy adj. flimsy adj. Besides. frankincense n. To go before as introducing or ushering in. fissure n. fondle v. fervor n. A member of an ancient secret fraternity originally confined to skilled artisans. foppery n. foist v. Patient endurance or toleration of offenses. Folly. An ancestor. Deceitfulness. A criminal or depraved person. flora n. Idiotic faulty adj. Any growth of leaves. formidable adj. fishmonger n. forcible adj. feudalism n. fatuous adj. florid adj. feminine adj. practicable.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. fiducial adj. A personal weakness or failing. frailty n. foliage n. A collection of tabular masses of floating polar ice. fraternal adj. frigid adj. or deceptive movement. To pass backward and forward irregularly from one state or degree to another. particularly on walls and ceilings. forejudge v. Any sham. Created or formed by the imagination. foursome adj. A note of explanation or comment at the foot of a page or column. fez n. frivolity n. or of a size adapted to folding once. Pertaining to flowers. fealty n. flag-officer n. Counterfeit. financial adj. flamboyant adj. Characterized by extravagance and in general by want of good taste. Trivial. Loyalty. finale n. Pliable. under the lowest deck. fluctuate v. foreknowledge n. foresight n. foreshore n. fiasco n. Flushed with red. and customs of the common people. foretell v. flection n. fiscal adj. Patient courage. and savage nature. fernery n.FreeVocabulary. Ardor or intensity of feeling. forgo v. etc. A place in which ferns are grown. Lacking warmth. foolery n. fluent adj. pretense. One skilled in or occupied with financial affairs or operations. financier n. To deny oneself. Into notice or view. federate v. Counterfeiting. forecast v. fragile adj. fraudulence n. forego v. fixture n. The head man. To league together. fete n. meat. feint n. Loyalty. usually red with a black tassel. To wish joy or happiness to. Brotherly. Pertaining to the treasury or public finances of a government. frigidarium n. fluctuation n. To judge of before hearing evidence. fray v. Openly scandalous. fierce. At last. trifling disposition. Concluding performance. A crack or crack-like depression. 6 feet. foreign adj. or derived from another country. forefather n. flue n. Relative disposition of parts. A trifling act. Commerce unrestricted by tariff or customs. foreground n. The captain of a flag-ship. Apt to induce terror or alarm. Monetary. Frenzied. situated in. finite adj. forethought n. felony n. fickle adj. To ward off. A square sail. forte n. foot-note n. forehead n. festive adj. forepeak n. A young bird. A complete or humiliating failure. Prescience. finally adv. floe n. A citizen of a foreign country. That part of the upper deck of a ship forward of the after fore-shrouds. Pertaining to the relation of lord and vassal. . fortify v. foresail n. forecastle n. feasible adj. fledgling n. fracture n. The art of painting on a surface of plaster. frantic adj. One who attempts to obstruct legislation.com fathom n. felonious adj. One of a class of deities of the woods and herds represented as half human. The upper part of the face. floral adj. ferocious adj. Consisting of four. Intense. To renounce upon oath. quality. fidelity n. foreordain v. fresco n. A court opening directly from the street. Subtle contrivance used to gain a point. Unduly changeable in feeling. forfend v. flux n. A sheet of paper folded once. especially in view of a coming event. fief n. A dealer in flowers. and punishable with death or imprisonment. flagrant adj. To handle tenderly and lovingly. Easily broken. Spasmodic. A brimless felt cap in the shape of a truncated cone. especially of evil. Frequent irregular change back and forth from one state or degree to another. The comparative number of any kind of occurrences within a given time or space. A young deer. foppish adj. Capable of being broken. Of a wild. Ardent in feeling. SAT math and more free at www. Savageness. The extreme forward part of a ship's hold. or practice. Having a light. felicitate v. To discern beforehand. folio n. forbearance n. fitful adj. Dandyism. forthright adv. pert. felon n. fervent adj. One who or that which is expected to remain permanently in its position. finesse n. Violent. Imperfect. forecourt n. finery n. fawn n. fervid adj. To predetermine. foreman n. forgery n. A measure of length. free trade n. fluential adj. fretful adj. florist n. filibuster n. The feudal system. fetus n. Predestination. forth adv. fictitious adj. To palm off. Having a ready or easy flow of words or ideas. foreordination n. A room kept at a low temperature for preserving fruits. fragile adj. foreclose v. Characteristic of woman or womankind. frivolous adj. Provision against harm or need. frequency n. The state. Fixed rule or set form. saying. One of the highest class of offenses. The traditions. foresee v. Belonging to. freethinker n. Thin and weak. That may be done. A break. Indicative of faith or trust. Obscure. ferocity n. faun n. One who rejects authority or inspiration in religion. The state or quality of being final or complete. Characteristic of one who is unduly devoted to dress and the niceties of manners. formation n. Joyous. A festival or feast. Disposed to peevishness. To predict. freshness n. That which is used to decorate the person or dress. To provide with defensive works. foreigner n. formula n. festal adj.
Possessing a brave or chivalrous spirit. generate v. A temporary absence of a soldier or sailor by permission of the commanding officer. possession. Of excellence and splendor. To cause to crinkle or curl. or the like. a uniformed and armed police officer. gratification n. gastronomy n. In cookery. galvanism n. A small grain or particle. A dealer in or maker of fur goods. Creation. generally adv. galore adj. haggard adj. Any difficulty the only issue out of which is by bold or unusual manners. furbish v. generality n. germane adj. expressive of some idea or emotion. grantee n. Light and unsubstantial. Spherical. opposed to specific. Current electricity. One who cuts and fits panes of glass. To cause to explode. Improvident. granular adj. gigantic adj. genealogy n. gastric adj. genital adj. globose adj. furtive adj. The art of preparing and serving appetizing food. SAT math and more free at www. furlough n. A plant destitute of chlorophyll. squash.com frizz v. Incongruously composed or ill-proportioned. genealogist n. Hideous. glimpse n. grievous adj. gosling n. glacial adj. Ordinarily. or the point about which it turns. gossamer adj. ground n. glorious adj. A pavement or floor or any supporting surface on which one may walk. garrote v. Fear-inspiring. grenadier n. The maker of a deed. gynecocracy n. Tip. guinea n. A flat circular stone. To please. generosity n. glutinous adj. Moving or advancing by steps. furlong n. or contingency. fusible adj. grapple v. gnash v. Dweller. used for sharpening tools. genesis n. grotesque adj. gendarme n. The whole range or sequence. Fulfillment. The quality of being grand or admirably great. fulminate v. origin. counted. occasioned by some feeling of pain. Stealthy or sly. Stay-rope. Capable of being melted by heat. gumption n. Belonging to a people not Jewish. graceless adj. futurist n. A member of a regiment composed of men of great stature. grievance n. gynecology n. Basal. guess n. To give a crinkled. gamester n. injures. town. gauge n. To utter taunts or reproaches. gregarious adj. gesticulate v. grotto n. Playful leaping or frisking. grandeur n. guzzle v. guy n. pertaining to. grief n. To take hold of. To draw general inferences. Frank. gesture n. like the actions of a thief. Not habitually solitary or living alone. The support on or against which a lever rests. To imbue with life or animation. Creating affliction. The military force stationed in a fort. pumpkin. glimmer n. A movement or action of the hands or face. further adj. habitable adj. A disposition to give liberally or to bestow favors heartily. Composed of small grains or particles. one-eighth of a mile. futile adj. gourd n. gullible adj. genteel adj. An instrument for illustrating the laws of rotation. That which oppresses. gluttonous adj. of ancestors and their descendants. Offensive from excess of praise or commendation. habitude n. To execute by strangling. Worn and gaunt in appearance. One who gives. A tracer of pedigrees. Speaking in or characterized by a pompous or bombastic style. fluffy appearance to. grisly adj. An instrument for measuring. fungus n. unsteady light. gambol n. A person of expectant temperament. or weighed. grimace n. degree. happy-go-lucky adj. Noting a genus or kind. Fleeting. as a mushroom. gulp. The science that treats of the functions and diseases peculiar to women. frizzle v. Having an imposing style or effect. Indicating source. genitive adj. To produce or cause to be. Of sound and vigorous health. fugacious adj. Keen enjoyment. fulcrum n. Given to constant trivial talking. A field or stream of ice. especially for disinfection. to surround with additions for embellishment. in the order of succession. Sorrow. Common sense. More distant or advanced. geology n. Of. chance. gyrate v. To restore brightness or beauty to. gaily adv.5000 Collegiate Words with Brief Definitions – Amass an Ivy League Vocabulary! 7-CD Edition: All you have to do is listen 15 minutes a day for 4 weeks to absorb 5000 words. A distortion of the features. Carriage of the body in going. gait n. To swallow greedily or hastily. or causes grief and at the same time a sense of wrong. or some similar fruit having a hard rind. granulate v. as from rage. globular adj. frugal adj. gaiety n. gourmand n. handwriting n. gladden v. gentile adj. rank. A young goose. Pregnancy. A measure. To form into grains or small particles. grandiose adj. In continental Europe. fulsome adj. Economical. Advancement. garrison n. garrulous adj. fundamental adj. To risk money or other possession on an event.FreeVocabulary. According to usual practice. Warmth and kindliness of disposition. To make gestures or motions. That which is given without demand or claim. Gordian knot n. etc. To make joyous. garnish v. particularly in France. giver n. To make stale or trite by repetition. A melon. disgust. gradient adj. as in speaking. Credulous. or near the stomach. Flimsy. ghastly adj. gamble v. The person to whom property is transferred by deed. gratify v. Pertaining or relating to electricity produced by chemical action. guile n. The part of a nation's territory that abuts upon another country. Inflammation of the stomach. Fit to be dwelt in. A faint. galvanic adj. Affected with a whirling or swimming sensation in the head. generalize v. glazier n. guise n. granule n. hale adj. An English monetary unit. gallant adj. gradation n. germinate v. Spherical. or other place for its defense. frolicsome adj. Slovenly in appearance. frontier n. fumigate v. or relative position in an order or series. or in place of speech. grindstone n. grandiloquent adj. hanger-on n. The principal portion. gaseous adj. Customary relation or association. gibe v. fungible adj. The external appearance as produced by garb or costume. grantor n. gyroscope n. A momentary look. geniality n. Satisfaction. or icily cold. habitant n. An official. giddy adj. glacier n. Voluntarily. gestation n. Festivity. in any sense. To begin to develop into an embryo or higher form. To revolve. gamut n. A storehouse for grain after it is thrashed or husked. Icy. gastritis n. Prankish. granary n. To subject to the action of smoke or fumes. fungous adj. galvanize v. hackney v. gravity n. Spongy. A list. A parasite. Of or pertaining to the animal reproductive organs. as for windows. wavering. Ungracious. gratuity n. halcyon adj. Surmise. as the hair. A gambler. fuse v. . Given to excess in eating. gratuitous adj. To grind or strike the teeth together. habitual adj. furrier n. Well-bred or refined. A small cavern. The department of natural science that treats of the constitution and structure of the earth. A connoisseur in the delicacies of the table. functionary n. Of no avail or effect. To unite or blend as by melting together. Female supremacy. gusto n. Tremendous. guileless adj. Abundant. Duplicity. Sticky. A step. Merrily. furtherance n. Calm. as by satisfying a physical or mental desire or need. Relevant. especially that arising from chemical action. fruition n. That may be measured. Penmanship. frowzy adj. generic adj. Seriousness.
A collection of dried plants scientifically arranged for study. hesitation n. size. To regard with inordinate love or admiration. Undecipherable. Frigidly. A stocking. A nervous affection occurring typically in paroxysms of laughing and crying. A foreigner who enters a country to settle there. idolize v. A tirade. Shameful. ill-natured adj. imminent adj. illumine v. A pausing to consider. heartrending adj. humbug n. An image-breaker. make-up. Cross-bred. A mental quality or habit peculiar to an individual. Having six angles. heterodox adj. illuminant n. illimitable adj. hypocrite n. A philanthropist. Foolish daring. hideous adj. A figure with six angles. illogical adj.FreeVocabulary. hydrous adj. hexangular adj. Congruity of the members or elements or parts. illegitimate adj. Devastation. hydromechanics n. That which is made as a likeness or copy. extent. Unlawful. immaterial adj. humane adj. Having little or no book-learning. Lacking pity or sympathy. or strife. . heinous adj. hardihood n. hussar n. imbrue v. imbibe v. imaginary adj. hospitable adj. harmonious adj. One who or that which foreruns and announces the coming of any person or thing. Very great in degree. ignoble adj. A word agreeing in sound with but different in meaning from another.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. heptarchy n. A gathered multitude of human beings. Vacillating. hindmost adj. homogeneous adj. illuminate v. illusive adj. To make gentle or refined. illicit adj. To put to shame. imaginable adj. herbaceous adj. immersion n. hindrance n. A use of words peculiar to a particular language. from parent to offspring. at the lower end of the rectum. To move with haste and promptness. illusion n. imminence n. hexapod adj. One who retails small wares. harbinger n. hydrometer n. heedless adj. A servile assistant and subordinate. To produce a somnambulistic state in which the mind readily acts on suggestions. A Greek epic poem describing scenes from the siege of Troy. hypocrisy n.or nine-headed water-serpent slain by Hercules.. perplexity. iconoclast n. illiberal adj. idiosyncrasy n. Stingy. A thorny shrub much used in England for hedges. To drink or take in. To worry or harass by ill temper and petty annoyances. Unlawfully begotten. Contrary to the rules of sound thought. Discharge of blood from a ruptured or wounded blood-vessel. An artificially induced somnambulistic state in which the mind readily acts on suggestion.com harangue n. Precipitately. immigrate v. One who holds opinions contrary to the recognized standards or tenets of any philosophy. Passing naturally from parent to child. hesitancy n. Deceptive. A misunderstanding attended by ill feeling. Farthest from the front. The branch of medical science that relates to improving health. hexagon n. illegal adj. hypercritical adj. Tending to produce sleep. idealize v. Without spot or blemish. Extreme insincerity. Precipitately. Impending evil or danger. horde n. hilarious adj. The side of a right-angled triangle opposite the right angle. To plunge or dip entirely under water or other fluid. hybrid adj. Fancied. hazard n. Having the voice harsh or rough. hawthorn n. A word agreeing in sound with but different in meaning from another. hernia n. hiatus n. ichthyosaurs n. hypnotism n. harass v. Transmission of physical or mental qualities. Hibernian adj. To come into a country or region from a former habitat. Odiously sinful. Surly. or annoyances. Watery. Involving the moving of water. humiliate v. hospitality n. hesitant adj. imitator n. homogeneity n. The state of being icy. At variance with any commonly accepted doctrine or opinion. ichthyology n. Feeding on herbs or other vegetable matter. Boundless. hinder v. iciness n. Of no essential consequence. havoc n. humanize v. Separating. hillock n. ichthyic adj. homophone n. Not full-grown. as by false appearance. Having six feet. SAT math and more free at www. homage n. heritage n. Iliad n. humanitarian n. Pertaining to electricity developed water or steam. hirsute adj. hostility n. heredity n. Anything intended or calculated to deceive or mislead. Irreligious. or its people. An instrument for determining the density of solids and liquids by flotation. cares. Boisterously merry. heteromorphic adj. hypnosis n. of the force exerted by water in motion. huckster n. The mechanics of fluids. To gather and store away for the sake of accumulation. hibernal adj. The branch of zoology that treats of fishes. immiscible adj. heretic n. Having the character of a herb. hoarse adj. ignominious adj. hypothesis n. immature adj. hydrodynamics n. hysteria n. hustle v. illegible adj. Pertaining to winter. herbivorous adj. Fish-like. heterogeneity n. One who makes false professions of his views or beliefs. heathenish adj. A break or vacancy where something necessary to supply the connection is wanting. One who makes in imitation. A group of seven governments. hydrostatics n. hemorrhoids n. immerse v. Tumors composed of enlarged and thickened blood-vessels. imitation n. as animals. An unreal image presented to the senses. imbroglio n. hosiery n. A light-horse trooper armed with saber and carbine. hard-hearted adj. hoard v. An obstacle. A token fee or payment to a professional man for services. The branch of science that treats of the pressure and equilibrium of fluids. icily adv. Unlikeness of constituent parts. Not according to law. A young cow. To supply with light. Risk. Dangerous and close at hand. Very depressing. Indefinitely extensive. hydra n. hypotenuse n. To wet or moisten. as in diving. or quantity. Low in character or purpose. Thoughtless. A proposition taken for granted as a premise from which to reach a conclusion. hypodermic adj. homologous adj. To deceive. To trouble with importunities. Faultfinding. Appalling. Reverential regard or worship. Vacillation. A figure having seven sides and seven angles. heptagon n. hygiene n. heterogeneous adj. herbarium n. hypnotic adj. pl. or relation. immaculate adj. Made up of similar parts or elements. heresy n. The seven. The act of plunging or dipping entirely under water or another fluid. Having a hairy covering. illiterate adj. The practice of receiving and entertaining strangers and guests with kindness. hydroelectric adj. henchman n. To make to conform to some mental or imaginary standard. head foremost adv. An image or likeness. Protrusion of any internal organ in whole or in part from its normal position. henpeck v. as from a cold or fatigue. hoodwink v. icon n. Disposed to treat strangers or guests with generous kindness. Pertaining to Ireland. honorarium n. homonym n. Concordant in sound. To obstruct. illusory adj. heifer n. as oil and water. head first adv. Compassionate. An artificial trance-sleep. Identical in nature. A fossil reptile. immigrant n. Consisting of dissimilar elements or ingredients of different kinds. Deviating from the normal form or standard type. That which may be used to produce light. The branch of mechanics that treats of the dynamics of fluids. To make bright or clear. etc. Pertaining to the area under the skin. A small hill or mound. An opinion or doctrine subversive of settled beliefs or accepted principles. Birthright. immeasurable adj. hypnotize v. Deceiving or tending to deceive. immense adj. hemorrhage n. hydraulic adj. diseases. idiom n. as in diving. hereditary adj. Enmity. That can be imagined or conceived in the mind.
To rouse to a particular action. as from disease. imprudent adj. effaced. or becoming. inadequate adj. inadvisable adj. To make indigent or poor. inceptive adj. or compelled. Not understandable. impeccable adj. improvise v. incendiary n. importunate adj. Without intention. impulsive adj. or adjunct necessary or required. Impetus. impotent adj. impassible adj. Untenable. SAT math and more free at www. imply v. Incipient. incomprehensible adj. considered. Irreverence toward God. impatience n. indivisible adj. Inexpedient. inane adj. part. impartial adj. constrained. etc. To harass with persistent demands or entreaties. The beginning. Small in quantity or importance. incitement n. Habitually engaged in licentious or lewd practices. Not exactly according to the facts. To make pregnant. incoherence n. incomparable adj. impromptu n. That which moves to action. Changeable. indicant adj. The state of being white or glowing with heat. Destitute of or lacking in power. Incapable of being forced. indigestible adj. impassive adj. incite v. Lacking some element. impure adj. immutable adj. indicator n. or allowed. impugn v.com immoral adj. imperative adj. That can not be turned aside. That can not be blotted out. Speechless. or inappropriate. inbred adj. Promiscuous. Rudeness. Not plausible. or difficult to digest. impracticable adj. impliable adj. Piecemeal. To drive or urge forward. To be an obstacle or to place obstacles in the way of. Laziness. Matchless. incipient adj. The state or quality of being unfit. as testimony. Poor. indolence n. inconvenient adj. Difficult of approach. capacity. Innate. destroyed. indispensable adj. immovable adj. desire. imperil v. impropriety n. or qualification. Insisting on obedience. Impulsive. incapacity n. Difficulty or failure in the alimentary canal in changing food into absorptive nutriment. impend v. Want of power to apprehend. Resisting all attempts to reduce volume by pressure. impervious adj. inadmissible adj. imperfectible adj. Want of connection. Anything done or said on the impulse of the moment. improper adj. Implied. impel v. Impenetrable. incipience n. Unsuitable for the time. immune adj. imperturbable adj. Calm. Having such anger and scorn as is aroused by meanness or wickedness. Not appropriate. insinuations. Contradictory. impertinence n. or agreement. Casual occurrence. impersuadable adj. incompetent adj. immortalize v. impoverish v. Blameless. or demand. impudence n. or details. That can not be perfected. Insolent disrespect. or serves as an incentive or stimulus. impecunious adj. competency. To signify. That which moves the mind or inflames the passions. That can not be heard. Unmoved by or not exhibiting feeling. Habitually inactive or idle. impulsion n. That which points out. inapt adj. indict v. incontrovertible adj. incidentally adv. Rashness. indolent adj. Inert. To cause to last or to be known or remembered throughout a great or indefinite length of time. incoercible adj. Unpremeditated. inconsistent adj. Insufficient. Any impulse or incentive. Imperceptible to the touch. Chemical or person who starts a fire-literally or figuratively. or occasion. incompressible adj. Indiscernible. impalpable adj. incapacitate v. inchmeal adv. A happening in general. incompetence n. That can not be passed through or over. indignant adj. imperious adj. Exempt. To bring in. passion. indescribable adj. incident n. inconceivable adj. inaccessible adj. indefensible adj. inconsequential adj. Unchangeable. impermissible adj. impious adj. Unbiased. Not relating to a particular person or thing. Yielding to the desires or humor of oneself or those under one's care. Unadvisable. impede v. incarcerate v. To show or prove to be involved in or concerned implicit adj. To cause to become less or worse. Interfering with comfort or progress. impair v. Not digestible. Necessary or requisite for the purpose. as of parts or ideas in thought. impolitic adj. In a vague or uncertain way. Heedless. Not to be approved. To be imminent. or propensity in oneself or another. inborn adj. speech. The yielding to inclination. inanimate adj. inchoative n. incandescence n. inaudible adj. To deprive of power. impersonal adj. indelible adj. Not having the abilities desired or necessary for any purpose. Not moved or affected by feeling. Initial. incoherent adj. Silly. To assail with arguments. Implanted by nature. To appear or act in the character of. indomitable adj. A front or cutting tooth. indestructible adj. or accusations. indigent adj. One who or that which points out. That which begins. inadvertent adj. physical. importune v. Not to be understood. Not permissible. incomplete adj. impunity n. indiscriminate adj. as to parts. Destitute of animal life. indiscreet adj. induct v. implausible adj. Unyielding. To endanger. To imprison. incisor n. importation n. inapprehensible adj. inconstant adj. Indisputable. Poverty.FreeVocabulary. impute v. Freedom from punishment. or removed. Unconquerable. inactive adj. Obligatory. indistinct adj. indivertible adj. Lacking wise judgment. Not logically coordinated. To attribute. unseemly. imperceptible adj. incentive n. impetuous adj. place. indignity n. That can not be destroyed. indigestion n. Not feasible. incinerate v. The act or practice of bringing from one country into another. incandescent adj. Awkward or slow. request. impiety n. indulgent adj. impersonate v. Urgent in character. Steadfast. or intellectual. indigence n. Not perceptible. implicate v. indiscernible adj. indigenous adj. inconsiderable adj. suitable. inarticulate adj. indulgence n. incompatible adj. Beginning. impetuosity n. Discordant. indefinitely adv. Vague. Beginning. improvident adj. General lack of capacity or fitness. That can not be taken by assault.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. Valueless. moral. Unwillingness to brook delays or wait the natural course of things. understand. White or glowing with heat. To find and declare chargeable with crime. Unceasing. especially one of little importance. Capable of being inferred. Accidental. Having no money. or expresses beginning. That can not be burned. incombustible adj. impregnate v. inaccurate adj. Tainted. elements. and manage. Characterized by irreverence or irreligion. incongruous adj. impassable adj. Native. That can not be described. Unmerited contemptuous conduct or treatment. impetus n. Lacking foresight or thrift. . incidence n. inception n. To do anything extemporaneously or offhand. Incomprehensible. Not separable into parts. To reduce to ashes. impregnable adj. incessant adj. inchoate adj.
interposition n. inlet n. Verbal interference. Not to be justified. or open in character or quality. Impenetrably mysterious or profound. A coming between. One who incites to evil. Not disposed to entertain strangers gratuitously. ingredient n. The derivation of a judgment from any given material of knowledge on the ground of law. Lacking the power of feeling or perceiving. Tasteless. especially as to time. Causing nothing displeasing or disturbing. interminable adj.com inebriate v. Having no limit or end. A physical. To introduce. by injection. Without importance. One who denies the existence of God. or spent. ineffable adj. Given to questioning. Impudent. Not perceptible to the touch. intermediate adj. insight n. insistence n. Immoderate action or indulgence. ingratiate v. One who takes part in a conversation or oral discussion. infamy n. Capacity to know or understand. Inadequacy. infrequent adj. inopportune adj. The act of stringing or stretching. That can not be separated. Mandate. insuperable adj. Above price. or influence. insentient adj. as principles or qualities. inherent adj. or inculcate. interpolation n. Such as can not be made plain. Insinuation. insufficient adj. instance n. Uprightness of character and soundness of moral principle. Unavoidable. infirmity n. inefficient adj. instill v. inquisition n. frank. infirm adj. by writing. insurrection n. Unutterable. interpreter n. Disloyalty. insinuate v. inglorious adj. Having the power to sway the will of another. The state of being in active resistance to authority. inexorable adj. Unadvisable. ineligible adj. Candid. insomnia n. Incapable of being concealed. That desires or craves immoderately or unappeasably. or on a list. Not accomplishing an intended purpose. Imperceptible. instantaneous adj. Low-priced. Being in a middle place or degree or between extremes. inhospitable adj. insatiable adj. innumerable adj. introduce. ingratitude n. instant n. To infuse. or cleverness. inscrutable adj. Countless. Pride or haughtiness exhibited in contemptuous and overbearing treatment of others. infernal adj. influential adj. To examine formally by questioning. as in contrivance or arrangement. Urgency. Rareness. inestimable adj. inevitable adj. purpose. intemperance n. inexhaustible adj. originality. Time between acts or periods. inkling n. To imply. To enter in a book. Boundless or immeasurable extension or duration. infinity n. inroad n. interpose v. inseparable adj. interdict n. Not suitable to be selected or chosen. insistent adj. Intrinsic. interim n. influx n. Publicly branded or notorious. inert adj. inflammable adj. Lack of import or of importance. A mediator. Evincing skill. infallible adj. The state of being permanently existing in something. inexpressible adj. To win confidence or good graces for oneself. To provoke. inept adj. instigate v. interrogate v. intangible adj. . Forcible encroachment or trespass. Lacking in bodily or mental strength. integrity n. instigator n. or document. intercept v. Inadequate for some need. Measureless. Not assured of safety. insuppressible adj. as a dead body. insignificant adj. A temporary discontinuance. Inanimate. inherence n. ingenious adj. A very brief portion of time. as in opinion or statement. To set or implant deeply and firmly. Insensibility to kindness. A recess. innovate v. or pouring in. inexplicable adj. To place in the earth. Conveying knowledge. infest v. and pain. Invincible. iniquity n. or use. trouble. To act reciprocally. inference n. inefficiency n. infidelity n. Urgent. Shameful. insignificance n. or crime. inquire v. inhibit v. insular adj. insurgence n. To perform the first act or rite. Unsuitable or inconvenient. insulate v. Sleeplessness. as for vice. Authoritative act of prohibition. inmost adj. interlude n. inoffensive adj. A hint. To cause to cease temporarily. Not good for food. initiate v. as a fluid. A morbid process in some part of the body characterized by heat.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. intercession n. Component. An action or event considered as coming between others of greater length. Remote from the sea. To be present in such numbers as to be a source of annoyance. Lack of or deficiency in experience. To introduce or strive to introduce new things. ingenuity n. Unutterable. Easily set on fire or excited. innuendo n. Deepest within. inflexible adj. intermit v. interact v. Pertaining to an island. One who takes part in forcible opposition to the constituted authorities of a place. intercede v. To mediate between persons. intellect n. Of unchangeable length or area. infrequence n. ingenuous adj. Savage. Ability to sway the will of another. inscribe v. Done without perceptible lapse of time. A small body of water leading into a larger. inquisitive adj. To place in a detached state or situation. innocuous adj. infinite adj. That can not be altered or varied. injunction n. A person who makes intelligible the speech of a foreigner by oral translation. influence n. So large or furnishing so great a supply as not to be emptied. inject v. Cleverness in contriving. The act of imbuing. That which does not accomplish an intended purpose. An official appointed to examine or oversee any matter of public interest or importance. inflammation n. Adding emphasis or force. insolence n. Unrelenting. infuse v. infringe v. infidel n. intension n.FreeVocabulary. inimical adj. intercessor n. insufficiency n. Not fit or suitable. Infusion. interlocutor n. infusion n. insensible adj. inhume v. intelligible adj. combining. inexpedient adj. To hold back or in. as of the appetites. One who makes an investigation. ingraft v. or danger. Total loss or destitution of honor or reputation. or state of being strained. roll. inspector n. inland adj. intermittent adj. Exempt from error of judgment. inquisitor n. Comprehensible. Uprising. inextensible adj. Akin to or befitting hell or its occupants. insolent adj. That upon which the mind is set. A court or tribunal for examination and punishment of heretics. or originating. The faculty of perception or thought. infamous adj. inexperience n. wasted. To trespass upon. Harmless. insecure adj. especially out of curiosity. mental. To instill. inedible adj. Uncommon. intensive adj. force. or moral weakness or flaw. Entreaty in behalf of others. Characterized by intelligence. To ask information about. intention n. intellectual adj. A place for the reception or treatment of the sick. swelling. inhuman adj. Gross wrong or injustice. To intoxicate. A single occurrence or happening of a given kind. intermission n. To interrupt the course of. instructive adj. inexcusable adj. insurgent n. Intellectual discernment. insidious adj. To come between other things or persons. infirmary n. Adverse. insipid adj. Working ill by slow and stealthy means. inexpensive adj. SAT math and more free at www. intelligence n.
To insert. used as a covering for the head or neck. To turn within. involve v. Exultation. interrogatory n. itinerary n. That can not be broken or violated. pain. inverse adj. or cogency. judicature n. To draw into entanglement. jargon n. irascible adj. Situated within the walls of a city. irksome adj. kilowatt n. intervale n. joust v. kiloliter n. intuition n. Assumed by law to exist. invariable adj. Having or marking equality of temperature. or drying industrial products. or overcome. irritant n. Not possessed of reasoning powers or understanding. Fearless and bold. intoxicant n. Wrath. intrude 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. To render clear and intelligible. irate adj. invincible adj. Relating to or denoting equal intervals of time. irrefragable adj. Preliminary. To render of no force or effect. Careless of or unable to meet responsibilities. irreverential adj. as land. The art or practice of sleight of hand. A many-colored appearance. especially for sacred things. An island. judicial adj. To look into. Inability or unwillingness to bear or endure. Vindication. That can not be refuted or disproved. junction n. intestacy n. intoxicate v. irrefrangible adj. isothermal adj. To play tricks of sleight of hand.000 meters. interrupt v. jeopardize v. iota n. A mechanical. A little island. chemical. irritate v. A morbid condition. Succulent. invigorate v. The act of entering without warrant or invitation. inure v. To interfere for some end. juggle v. Anything that unduly exhilarates or excites. One of a party in Great Britain in favor of spirited and demonstrative foreign policy. Unchangeable. Close or confidential friendship. intersect v. Incapable of being injured or disturbed. To place close together. A detailed account or diary of a journey. Indifferent or opposed to religion. Not having made a valid will. To water. Moved to anger. irrepressible adj. Showing or expressing a deficiency of veneration. Insufferable. An oven or furnace for baking. Change of order so that the first shall become last and the last first. Encroachment. irreversible adj. juxtapose v. Difficult to follow or understand. exercise. irrigant adj. One thousand watts. The condition of being joined. Quick at contrivance. Having no force. itinerate v. jaundice n. invidious adj. or exposure. investigator n. juncture n. jurisdiction n. The act of observing and analyzing one's own thoughts and feelings. That can not be rectified or made amends for. juror n. Distribution and administration of justice by trial and judgment. Not to be conquered. That can not be successfully withstood or opposed. invalidate v. Inclined to joke. juridical adj. One who serves on a jury or is sworn in for jury duty in a court of justice. irresistible adj. intrigue n. iridescent adj. usually complicated and intended to accomplish something by secret ways. intricacy n. One thousand liters. kilometer n. An articulation.com interrogative adj. One who investigates. subdued. To keep a diary. invasion n. jugglery n. The faculty by the exercise of which a deliberate conclusion is reached. Inherent. Irrevocable. introvert v. intrepid adj. or tension. joint. involution n. Showing or expressing a deficiency of veneration. introspect v. Censure or ridicule under cover of praise or compliment. keepsake n. isobar n. introductory adj. invoke v. One who is disabled by illness or injury. jocose adj. introversion n. invaluable adj. or seam. intrinsic adj. investor n. encroachment. To utter vehement censure or invective. To imperil. juicy adj. vexation. Contrary in tendency or direction. Entrance. Jingo n. jocular adj. judgment n. To come in without leave or license. silk. introspection n. To animate. To cut through or into so as to divide. A square of linen. Prone to anger. Serving to water lands by artificial means. A council or assembly that deliberates in secret upon the affairs of government. Unwilling. or reproach. kernel n. unintelligible speech or highly technical speech. irrelevant adj. invulnerable adj. invective n. That can not be restrained or kept down. Having the nature or form of a question. as by an act of intrusion or trespass. irruption n. irk v. judicious adj. To engage in a tilt with lances on horseback. To make drunk. Merry. The quality showing or expressing a deficiency of veneration. The quality of producing vexation. Wearisome. One who invests money. inundate v. especially along a river. A grain or seed. A plot or scheme. Perplexity. weight. Occurring or situated within a cell. Flood. A small or insignificant mark or part. irresponsible adj. jubilation n. irreparable adj. irreverent adj. Confused. jovial adj. That can not be lessened. intestate adj. inversion n. judiciary n. Pertaining to the administration of justice. irritable adj. intricate adj. irony n. irreducible adj. SAT math and more free at www. ire n. itinerant adj. A question or inquiry. Lawful power or right to exercise official authority. inventive adj. . isochronous adj. The science of rights in accordance with positive law. Showing or feeling envy. Anything kept or given to be kept for the sake of the giver. kerchief n. Done or made in jest. That can not be wounded or hurt. irrigate v. That part of the digestive tube below or behind the stomach. irrational adj. intolerable adj. iridescence n. A sudden irregular shake or a push causing such a shake. extending to the anus. intramural adj. A line joining points at which the barometric pressure is the same at a specified moment. journalize v. A length of 1. Prudent.FreeVocabulary. inveterate adj. To call on for assistance or protection. Sudden invasion. irreligious adj. irritancy n. isolate v. or in opposite direction. To cause to become frightened. Complication. upside down. Wandering. To fill with an overflowing abundance. by ditches or other artificial means. Exceedingly precious. junta n. kiln n. juvenile adj. intolerance n. isle n. intromit v. intimidate v. inundation n. or pathological agent of inflammation. joggle n. invalid adj. jugular adj. justification n. To afflict with pain. intolerant adj. intrusion n. To excite ill temper or impatience in. inveigh v. The act of turning or directing inward. irreverence n. An utterance intended to cast censure. To wander from place to place. invalid n. Luster. To turn inside out. or fatigue. introgression n. Pertaining to the throat. That department of government which administers the law relating to civil and criminal justice. intimacy n. due to obstructed excretion of bile or characterized by yellowing of the skin. To stop while in progress. Exhibiting changing rainbow-colors due to the interference of the light. A low tract of land between hills. intracellular adj. irradiate v. Showing impatience or ill temper on little provocation. To separate from others of its kind. especially for sacred things. especially for sacred things. To harden or toughen by use. Characteristic of youth. literally or figuratively. physically or mentally. intervene v. involuntary adj. inwardly adv. Instinctive knowledge or feeling. burning. intestine n. The condition resulting from one's dying not having made a valid will. invert v. Inapplicable. inviolable adj. Bigoted. islet n. jurisprudence n. Habitual. or other material. irradiance n. With no outward manifestation.
ligneous adj. In engraving. That which exerts. and significance of words. or through which one may exert great power. The written or printed productions of the human mind collectively. The science of languages. A covering for the leg. A print made by printing from stone. locative adj. literal adj. legging n. light-hearted adj. lewd adj. Rather late. or of the origin. liege adj. lacerate v. as dough. lactation n. kingship n. or containing praise. One who consumes time idly. kingling n. loquacious adj. longevity n. Milky. knighthood n. Inattentive. Deceitfulness in dealing. liner n. Justly or legally responsible. Following the exact words. The state of being dormant. To mix and work into a homogeneous mass. liquefy v. Talkative. lifelike adj. An alcoholic cordial sweetened and flavored with aromatic substances. A liquid preparation for rubbing on the skin in cases of bruises. liberalism n. liable adj. To wash or bathe. leisure n. The time that life continues. inflammation. Free from care. To deliver the amount or value of. Dormant. liberate v. laureate adj. literacy n. Language. lifetime n. A lake or loch. The act of furnishing with temporary quarters. landlord n. Listless. Defamation. The science of correct thinking. as seen from a distance or an elevation.com kimono n. loath adj. lodgment n. To give the authority of law to. A little lass. lien n. Prolonged sluggishness of body or mind. Realistic. lingual adj. Of. A somewhat continuous unstratified metal. loam n. loathe v. libel n. livid adj. loneliness n. licit adj. Lawful. legionary n. more for ornament that use. lexicography n. lithesome adj. Like a lion. licentious adj. lapse n. A bequest. intended for dipping up and pouring liquids. linear adj. lenient adj. latent adj. leeward n. That may be read with ease. Any alcoholic or intoxicating liquid. laudatory adj. Characterized by lust or lasciviousness. Any large animal.bearing vein. Spare time. One who is acquainted with several languages. levee n. Toilsome. legislate v. Falling behind. livelihood n. lacteal adj. A non-coherent mixture of sand and clay. A ritual. leonine adj. Lasting or continuous through life. To impose and collect by force or threat of force. leaven v. Forbearance. lithe adj. likelihood n. To praise in words or song. as security for a debt or charge. lithograph n. litigious adj. SAT math and more free at www. laborious adj. littoral adj. Not harsh. liturgy n. logical adj. The tongue. A small insect parasitic on and sucking the blood of mammals. A small article. left-handed adj. legacy n. or just. One who makes dictionaries. One of the wandering knights who in the middle ages went forth in search of adventure. That side or direction toward which the wind blows. Unusually prolonged life. later adv. At a subsequent time. as a whale. loiterer n. Plausible. an etched stone surface for printing. history. ladle n. A lawgiver. leviathan n. A maze. limitation n. lifelong adj. A legal claim or hold on property. pl. etc. lactic adj. Royal state. Solitude. liqueur n. lackadaisical adj. liquidate v. or living on a shore. laddie n. The act or power of moving from one place to another. loot v. Having the sanction of law or established custom. laundress n. Of the nature of a line. That makes or enacts laws. liniment n. legislator n. Lassitude of body or depression. legislative adj. ligature n. legitimate adj. Quarrelsome. Sovereign. A legislator. laxative adj. A legislator. leaflet n. Having power to open or loosen the bowels. A rural view. To set free or release from bondage. Not stringent or energetic. A lad. A vessel belonging to a steamship-line. the principal outer garment in Japan. Nimble. landmark n. logician n. Pertaining to milk. Having the texture of appearance of wood. lough n. A field. Accordance with law. A little lord. linguist n. as a mark of distinction. lawgiver n. liquor n. Capable of or characterized by clear reasoning. louse n. The making of dictionaries. Lustful. A member of an ancient Roman legion or of the modern French Legion of Honor. Averse. laud v. An expert reasoner. Pertaining to the use of the tongue in utterance. Relaxed. kind-hearted adj. Landowner. knavery n. Relatives. knight errant n. latish adj. laudation n. levity n. lexicographer n. expressing. laggard adj. pertaining to. laudable adj. or the place where or wherein an action occurs. A petty king. To make light by fermentation. To abominate. formed by crossing or interlacing strips or bars. listless adj. High praise. A restriction. lethargy n. To convert into a liquid or into liquid form. linguistics n. lingo n. Using the left hand or arm more dexterously than the right. ligament n. The state or condition of knowing how to read and write. levy v. landholder n. Indicating place. lever n. To cause to become the subject-matter of a suit at law. Anything that constricts. proper. labyrinth n. loch n. likely adj. Opposition to conservatism. locomotion n. Directed toward the side. Black-and-blue. especially with the hands. An embankment beside a river or stream or an arm of the sea. Crowned with laurel. To make or enact a law or laws. lascivious adj. as contused flesh. knead v. legitimacy n. A familiar object in the landscape serving as a guide to an area otherwise easily lost track of. . A cup-shaped vessel with a long handle. A slight deviation from what is right. A probability. especially one of picturesque effect. Pertaining to. lea n. or serves for binding or tying. That which binds objects together. litigant n. liquefacient adj. lordling n. leniency n. languor n. fastening with a sash. A little leaf or a booklet. To tear rudely or raggedly. A dictionary. Frivolity. Means of subsistence. A loose robe.FreeVocabulary. lode n. Chivalry. legalize v. lave v. A lake. Stead. latency n. knickknack n. lithotype n. legible adj. Openwork of metal or wood. Praiseworthy. kinsfolk n. lateral adj. literature n. The secretion of milk. Fondness. lassie n. A party to a lawsuit. Supple. languid adj. Having a kind and sympathetic nature. To plunder. to prevent overflow. litigate v. logic n. lingua n. Wanton. liking n.5000 Collegiate Words with Brief Definitions – Amass an Ivy League Vocabulary! 7-CD Edition: All you have to do is listen 15 minutes a day for 4 weeks to absorb 5000 words. A man who owns and lets a tenement or tenements. landscape n. lax adj. Washerwoman. lexicon n. lawmaker n. lieu n. lattice n. Possessing a liquefying nature or power.
malediction n. The art or work of constructing. To hold or preserve in any particular state or condition. marine adj. mechanics n. A cloak. Mentally sound. Evil in nature or tending to do great harm or mischief. Greedy merciful adj. manlike adj. Expressive of positive command. magnificence n. maxim n. especially when kept for exhibition. Madonna n. To make a magnet of. including the usual shelf above it. SAT math and more free at www. The attainment of superior skill. and sweating. The union of a man and a woman in marriage. luminescence n. Ghastly and sensational. A meadow. Conducted or acting on business principles. sometimes richly ornamented. Grand or majestic in appearance. resolution. lying n. macadamize v. especially to do so falsely and severely. A drama with a romantic story or plot and sensational situation and incidents. mendicant n. luminescent adj. To speak evil of. Disposed to pity and forgive. matrimony n. lowly adv. marvel v. explanation or defense of intentions. Wishing evil to others. The turning or revolving of a subject in the mind. material n. meretricious adj. The unnecessary and indiscriminate killing of human beings. A person of rank or importance. mealy-mouthed adj. Pertaining to the moon. A fever characterized by alternating chills. mendacious adj. A great Hindu prince. mantel n. about a fireplace. Giving or radiating light. low-spirited adj. Amiable. To put ashore and abandon (a person) on a desolate coast or island. making announcement. Foolishly and tearfully affectionate. A labyrinth. mawkish adj. and delicious. meditation n. as buildings. Intellectuality. The parts of a machine or engine. The moon. Showing increase. memento n. Pertaining to war or military operations. mediate v. mausoleum n. or power. as a path or roadway. Excessive or superfluous growth or quantity. A souvenir. Pliant. maize n. A public declaration. Rudely. sweet. or uses metal-working tools. Abundant or superabundant in growth. A principle accepted as true and acted on as a rule or guide. A substance possessing or reputed to possess curative or remedial properties. The killing. either the Roman god of war or the planet. maneuver 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. A sorcerer. Mischievous. quality. One who is dissatisfied with the existing state of affairs. meander v. To take perceptible or substantial form. A social party composed of persons masked and costumed so as to be disguised. To wind and turn while proceeding in a course. as distinguished from merely directory. Rich. mantle n. luxuriant adj. lunatic n. The calling down of a curse or curses. Of considerable bulk and weight. To make adroit or artful moves: manage affairs by strategy. manufacturer n. medicine n. A composition of different songs or parts of songs arranged to run as a continuous whole. masonry n. machinery n. To cover or pave. especially the murdering. Despondent. One of the heavenly bodies as a source of light. or peculiarity. The exhibition of greatness of action. commercial. roughly. etc. Mental unsoundness. mania n. A command. malefactor n. Situated on or near the sea. with small broken stone. To effect by negotiating as an agent between parties. Laughable. Of or pertaining to the sea or matters connected with the sea. meager adj. luxuriance n. massive adj. lustrous adj. Ill will. malady n. magistracy n. menace n. Belonging or relating to or descriptive of the middle ages. makeup n. A superior production. luminosity n. magisterial adj. maroon v. A painted or sculptured representation of the Virgin. lunacy n. luscious adj. man-trap n. Afraid to express facts or opinions plainly. or temporarily. The office or dignity of a magistrate. A large medal. Interfering. malaria n. Ordinary. lurid adj. malleable adj. magnetize v. style. luminous adj. mandatory adj. mannerism n. An entertainment (especially theatrical) held in the daytime. magnitude n. magician n. mesmerize v. maternal adj. memorable adj. or motives. fever. A beggar. Constant or excessive adherence to one manner. as the horse and the lion. lyre n. macrocosm n. Untrue. mediocre adj. mercenary adj. mandate n. Highly profitable. maze n. martyrdom n. An animal that devours human beings. manliness n. Generous in treating or judging others. matinee n. Alluring by false or gaudy show. maniac n. manumit v. Something that has actual and undeniable existence or reality. maritime adj. Of or pertaining to the middle. Submission to death or persecution for the sake of faith or principle. That which contains and gives shape or form to anything. or abusively. medial adj. as bravery. mead n. That of which anything is composed or may be constructed. To live sumptuously. maleficent adj. lucrative adj. merciless adj. Importance. unkindly. ludicrous adj. An insane person. and friend. manor n. mellifluous adj. malignant adj. meddlesome adj. Indian corn: usually in the United States called simply corn. melodrama n. Pertaining to Mars. mentor n. A threat. lune n. Showing increase of light. as in quality or social or physical condition. as of action or conduct. wealth. The whole of any sphere or department of nature or knowledge to which man is related. Insanity. luminary n. magnificent adj. a person raving with madness. To hypnotize. maltreat v. Cruel. malign v. The quality of giving or radiating light. Pertaining or peculiar to a mother or to motherhood. The landed estate of a lord or nobleman. taken collectively. To make better or improve. A wise and faithful teacher. Untruthfulness. A person engaged in manufacturing as a business. lucid adj. One of the most ancient of stringed instruments of the harp class. maharaja n.. usually with the infant Jesus. To treat ill. To set free from bondage. That which supports or sustains. A wooden hammer. The branch of physics that treats the phenomena caused by the action of forces. intellect. A tomb of more than ordinary size or architectural pretensions. Virginity. medieval adj. materialize v. Shining. with regularly arranged stones. matrix n. medley n. madden v. lyric adj. The qualities characteristic of a true man. guide. mentality n. especially a chronic or deep-seated one. of one's mother. Sweetly or smoothly flowing. manumission n. One who injures another. A place or structure dangerous to human life. maintain v.FreeVocabulary. scanty. malcontent n. One who makes or repairs machines. maudlin adj. matricide n. matter of fact n. The long hair growing upon and about the neck of certain animals. etc. melodious adj. malevolence n. or action. maintenance n. mercantile adj. Like a man. To inflame with passion. character. mastery n. meliorate v. massacre n. magnate n. . Sickening or insipid. Any physical disease or disorder. Martian adj. Noteworthy. luxuriate v. walls. masterpiece n. man-eater n. machinist n. masquerade n. manifesto n. mallet n. The facing. To be astonished and perplexed because of (something). maidenhood n. Emancipation. malevolent adj. The arrangements or combination of the parts of which anything is composed. lunar adj.com lovable adj. permanently. martial adj. medallion n. Fitted for expression in song. A body possessing that peculiar form of polarity found in nature in the lodestone. mane n. A collection of wild animals. magnet n. menagerie n. Having an air of authority. magnanimous adj. Characterized by a sweet succession of sounds.
mismanage v. A figure of speech that consists in the naming of a thing by one of its attributes. especially with or as with drink. To give a wrong impression. by speaking as if the other. Full of or abounding in mountains. Hatred of women. misbehave v. An emergency legislation authorizing a government suspend some action temporarily. The middle of the summer. To deaden the sound of. motley adj. monolith n. An optical effect looking like a sheet of water in the desert. minute adj. misdeed n. Lawless control of public affairs by the mob or populace. Much smaller than reality or that the normal size. metempsychosis n. To soothe. On the point of dying. metonymy n. thrown or intended to be thrown. moribund adj. A French title of respect. One skilled in metaphysics.FreeVocabulary. collectively. Over-cautious. mountaineer n. small crime. Having courage or spirit. monosyllable n. A foot-covering made of soft leather or buckskin. Fond of tricks. misdemeanor n. Hating mankind. To put into a wrong place. feathers. To regard with suspicion or jealousy. and the like. monsieur n. Transition of the soul of a human being at death into another body. A treatise discussing a single subject or branch of a subject. migrant adj. mimic v. mountainous adj. midsummer n. To apportion. Of a warlike or combative disposition or tendency. or particle. mileage n. The state or character of being modern. A wrong or improper act. A word of one syllable. Relating to measurement. modify v. An impetus. morbid adj. microscopy n. misapprehend v. mobocracy n. mouthful n. mishap n. The external appearance or manner of a person. To confuse or becloud. and sir. A chief city. A service. muffle v. or habitat to another. militia n. A message in writing. monotony n. An instrument for assisting the eye in the vision of minute objects or features of objects. The unreasonable pursuit of one idea. The habit of pairing. monologue n. Wandering. monomania n. monogram n. whether human or beast. The offspring of a white person and a black person. morose adj. Courage. The art or science of extracting a metal from ores. misogyny n. monogamy n. Very significant. A passing from one form or shape into another. As much as can be or is usually put into the or exercise. Pertaining to a chief city. A ray of moonlight. usually initials of a name. momentum n. molt v. A state of mind with reference to confidence. misty adj. To imitate the speech or actions of. miniature adj. misrepresent v. mockery n. Hatred of marriage. migratory adj. An apparatus for magnifying faint sounds. moratorium n. To behave ill. midwife n. sovereign ruler. miter n. The principles of philosophy as applied to explain the methods of any particular science. misrule v. microphone n. Wandering. mnemonics n. To make milder or more endurable. Gloomy. The junction of two bodies at an equally divided angle. Unchanging and tedious. SAT math and more free at www. Ridicule. Friendly counsel given by way of warning and implying caution or reproof. minutia n. militate v. A villain. A policy of maintaining great standing armies. moralize v. mete v. mislay v. Composed of heterogeneous or inharmonious elements. To misunderstand. minion n. misanthropic adj. Adapted to or characterized by minute observation. morality n. momentary adj. An element that forms a base by combining with oxygen. mordacious adj. militarism n. missive n. Hatred of mankind. A person given to saving and hoarding unduly. inflection. ministration n. Evil conduct.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. microscope n. minimize v. To misunderstand. Government by a single person. An instrument for measuring very small angles or dimensions. To reduce to the smallest possible amount or degree. metaphysician n. monastery n. misogamy n. To cast off. misadventure n. To maltreat. Lasting but a short time. Any religious ceremonial. Biting or giving to biting. Milky Way n. as by smelting. metronome n. Ill or improper behavior. microscopic adj. misplace v. An instrument for indicating and marking exact time in music. metropolis n. To misplace. Misfortune. modish adj. To make a mistake in counting. mulatto n. Virtue. Financial. monitory n. An expressive word or pithy sentence enunciating some guiding rule of life. misnomer n. Temperance. The smaller in number of two portions into which a number or a group is divided. monstrosity n. who are enrolled and drilled in temporary military organizations. moonbeam n. The sameness or monotony of utterance. monocracy n. The progeny resulting from the crossing of different breeds or varieties. A small or unimportant particular or detail. minority n. micrometer n. To make characteristic of the present or of recent times. mischievous adj. as a commodity. region. pitch or other quality of sound. mollify v. Gentlemen. portion. misbehavior n. To vary in tone. morphology n. Philosophical. as by wraps. metaphor n. meticulous adj. A very small amount. Caused by or denoting a diseased or unsound condition of body or mind. motto n. modification n. metallurgy n. An unlucky accident. monetary adj. A figure of speech in which one object is likened to another. To render virtuous. misuse v. Any object. moderator n. Lacking clearness misunderstand v. missal n. or faith. modulate v. A woman who makes a business of assisting at childbirth. moccasin n. metric adj. monotone n. To misgovern. mitigate v. The galaxy. A writer on ethics. Exceedingly small in extent or quantity. . The book containing the service for the celebration of mass. metal n. metropolitan adj. To remove or pass from one country. To make somewhat different. A change. either the capital or the largest or most important city of a state. Anything unnaturally huge or distorted. moderation n. modernize v. To manage badly. momentous adj. The art of examing objects with the microscope. The presiding officer of a meeting. To Take in a wrong sense. mongrel n. migrate v. modernity n. or having but one mate. monograph n. A dwelling-place occupied in common by persons under religious vows of seclusion. to enable a person to raise its price. A lack of variety. The world or universe on a small scale. monotonous adj. courage. The control of a thing. A distance in miles. ministry n. microcosm n. metaphysical adj. missile n. mite n. zeal. One who travels among or climbs mountains for pleasure or exercise. as hair. miscreant n. A name wrongly or mistakenly applied. muddle v. misanthropy n. Any structure or sculpture in stone formed of a single piece. monarchy n. A grass cultivated for forage and cereal. Biting. Government by a single. Fashionable. the science of organic forms. To have weight or influence (in determining a question). etc. A ditch on the outside of a fortress wall. miscount v. pl. moralist n. mordant adj. morale n. miser n. mettle n. especially a weapon. Those citizens. mistrust v. misinterpret v. A servile favorite. improperly. Admonition or warning. A character consisting of two or more letters interwoven into one. is usually hard. militant adj. mien n. monition n. A story or drama told or performed by one person. mettlesome adj. mirage n. A system of principles and formulas designed to assist the recollection in certain instances. heavy. equivalent to Mr. metamorphosis n.com messieurs n. metaphysics n. or unskillfully. and lustrous. moat n. monopoly n. millet n.
nettle v.lines. Silent. Omission of that which ought to be done. or navigation. A state of mind indicating lack of interest. non-resident adj. The depression on the abdomen where the umbilical cord of the fetus was attached. obliterate v. A new or revived paganism. nevertheless conj. necessary adj. obligatory adj. To render indispensable. Nothing nimble adj. Trivial. To disfigure. Transferable by assignment. The state of having passed out of the memory or of being utterly forgotten. Showing a servile readiness to fall in with the wishes or will of another. A published notice of a death. A gaseous body of unorganized stellar substance. numerical adj. or ruling. Clamorous. A mule-driver. Exhibiting or indicating omission. inflammable oil used as a solvent. novice n. The state of being normal. Darwinism as modified and extended by more recent students. Pertaining to the nose. Any especially sweet and delicious drink. obese adj. myth n. particularly to the sense of smell. nameless adj. nationality n. negation n. Grasping and representing facts as they are. A person or thing of little or no account. nautical adj. Of or pertaining to a town or city. narrative n. but without any basis of fact. nausea n. Extraordinarily generous. Government administered by new or untried persons. as for a treaty or transfer of property. Embroidery. mutiny n. The act or art of reading or naming numbers. needlework n. municipality n.com muleteer n. measure. or appearances. An orderly continuous account of the successive particulars of an event. Hemp-fiber obtained by untwisting and picking out loosely the yarns of old hemp rope. A short novel. navigable adj. A giving characterized by generous motives and extraordinary liberality. A fictitious narrative presented as historical. necrology n. Having many shapes. nefarious adj. One who or that which is of unequaled excellence. or irritates. nectar n. One who receives a nomination. or to its corporate or local government. A district enjoying municipal government. or relies upon meditation to acquire truth. Neither masculine nor feminine. neo-Darwinsim n. That which is indispensably requisite to an end desired. Slanting. To traverse by ship. Pertaining to one's birth. SAT math and more free at www. Of or pertaining to marriage. nit n. The act or process of change. An affection of the stomach producing dizziness and usually an impulse to vomit nauseate v. neopaganism n. Funeral rites. Indescribable. Worldly. neglectful adj. nauseous adj. objector n. obelisk n. narrate v. Stingy. naphtha n. neural adj. nomic adj. munificent adj. nonchalance n. Impassive to feelings of humanity or pity. notorious adj. necropolis n. nominee n. nunnery n. fabled to have fallen in love with his reflection. non-existent n. nuisance n. Having no fixed abode. oblivion n. network n. One attached to the army or navy. nowhere adv. but having duties other than that of fighting. nutriment n. narration n. . mundane adj. narrator n. Excessive fatness. especially to the marriage ceremony. An assemblage or review of troops for parade or inspection. Of or pertaining to number. Made of or from oak. nondescript adj. Hurtful. mystification n. Neolithic adj. nocturnal adj. obsequies n. munificence n. negligence n. According to the usual order of things. obesity n. the death of part of the body. nasal adj. Exceedingly fat. In no place or state. colorless. Recently hatched. nowadays adv. A light. Very offensive. Having no power or force. neutral adj. Of or pertaining to Sir Isaac Newton. In the present time or age. nectarine n. The act of artfully perplexing. A beginner in any business or occupation. mutilate v. objective adj. usually monumental or commemorative. To cause to loathe. or delivery. mythology n. nestle v. necromancer n. A list of persons who have died in a certain place or time. divinity of chastisement and vengeance. Unfavorably known to the general public. One who objects. neuter adj.FreeVocabulary. as in manufacture of paints. needy adj. A variety of the peach. municipal adj. nonentity n. novellette n. To hold to the fulfillment of duty. Pertaining to the later stone age. (no longer acceptable to use) nihilist n. Of or peculiar to Normandy. want. Perceptible. nonpareil n. obituary adj. Having nutritious properties. noisy 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. A central point or part about which matter is aggregated. negligee n. Wicked in the extreme. nutritive adj. or for numbering off. The act of recounting the particulars of an event in the order of time or occurrence. neophyte adj. oblique adj. negligible adj. Belonging to or under control of neither of two contestants. Indispensably requisite or absolutely needed to accomplish a desired result. nuptial adj. neurology n. naval adj. Apt to omit what ought to be done. oblong adj. necessity n. noisome adj. Binding in law or conscience. nude adj. Of or pertaining to the night. The whole body of legends cherished by a race concerning gods and heroes. nominal adj. Newtonian adj. Narcissus n. nurture n. nucleus n. negate v. The coining or using of new words or new meanings of words. naturally adv. the condition of being manifold or very various. A slight degree of difference in anything perceptible to the sense of the mind. Light and quick in motion or action. nestling adj. numeration n. endorsement. said of lines. negotiable v. obsequious adj. navigate v. An advocate of the doctrine that nothing either exists or can be known. The act of denying or of asserting the falsity of a proposition. negligent adj. To tell a story. mystic n. nuance n. noxious adj. Having no fame or reputation. The son of the Athenian river-god Cephisus. The egg of a louse or some other insect. Usual or customary. oakum n. myriad n. nebula n. noticeable adj. A convent for nuns. Modernized Latin. narrow-minded adj. The science of the nervous system. The process of fostering or promoting growth. A city of the dead. A loose gown worn by women. nomad adj. natal adj. multiform adj. One who narrates anything. Having the character of a beginner. Loathsome. To deny. nostrum n. The act or ceremony of naming a man or woman for office. That which does not exist. nominate v. normalcy n. neo-Latin n. That which annoys. nomination n. Being in need. A vast indefinite number. volatile. To cause to disappear. neology n. navel n. A model. seamen. One who practices the art of foretelling the future by means of communication with the dead. Longer than broad: applied most commonly to rectangular objects considerably elongated obnoxious adj. To bargain with others for an agreement. Detestable. obligate v. Rebellion against lawful or constituted authority. nil n. in northern France. muster n. Notwithstanding. To excite sensations of uneasiness or displeasure in. vexes. oaken adj. A connection with a particular nation. nugatory adj. Pertaining to ships. as to a proposition. multiplicity n. as opposed to spiritual or celestial. Nemesis n. One who professes direct divine illumination. To designate as a candidate for any office. norm n. A goddess. Naked. necrosis n. Pertaining to ships. Anything that presents a system of cross. or poverty. obdurate adj. That which nourishes. Pertaining to the nerves or nervous system. Characterized by illiberal views or sentiments. mutation n. A square shaft with pyramidal top. neocracy n. noiseless adj. the English philosopher. necessitate v. Norman adj. niggardly adj. non-combatant n. Not residing within a given jurisdiction. Capable of commercial navigation. Any scheme or recipe of a charlatan character. To adjust cozily in snug quarters.
ought v. To leap beyond. Uttered through the mouth. Exclusion. Radically different or contrary in action or movement. Omnipotent adj. conscience. opponent n. operetta n. omission n. especially of troops. That form of the numeral that shows the order of anything in a series. optic n. oral adj. especially of passion in an individual. of or pertaining to the sense of smell. A note at this interval above or below any other. A border region. occupant n. omnipotence n. Possessed of unlimited and universal power. A vehement or loud cry or clamor. outweigh v. The state of being scornfully reproached or accused of evil. Tending to be pushed or to push oneself into undue prominence. An important event or celebration. No longer practiced or accepted. as a gas by a metal. Relating to the correcting or preventing of deformity orthopedist n. One who supports the opposite side in a debate.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. and all that is connected with sight. Hindrance. Anything that severely tests courage. opportune adj. To last longer than. To absorb. operative adj. One who takes advantage of circumstances to gain his ends. ostentation n. To fill with impediments so as to prevent passage. orthogonal adj. octavo n. patience. A detachment of troops stationed at a distance from the main body to guard against surprise. Boisterous. Entirely. Measurement of the powers of vision. Holding the commonly accepted faith. Onset. To pass across or over. Impervious to light. Occident n. especially socially. arising from conceit or the desire to have one's own way. To pay or reward in excess. as an emblem of peace. orthodox adj. orate v. An elaborate or formal public speech. Of barbarous. Shocking in conduct. The condition or process of gradually falling into disuse. off adj. odious adj. onrush n. obstetrician n. A building designed for systematic astronomical observations. officiate v. obtrude v. but falling short of positive knowledge. The property of combined refraction and reflection of light. Active. To eat to excess. A violent onset. outlast v. outdo v. Eating or living upon food of all kinds indiscriminately. opprobrium n. Having an odor. A general name for all kinds of weapons and their appliances used in war. Not copied nor produced by imitation. obstinacy n. outskirt n. as distinguished from the actual owner. One who delivers an elaborate or formal speech. To overtax the strength of. outbreak n. especially a fragrant one. Remotely situated. To ride faster than. third. A happening. An assault.com observance n. opportunist n. Having or determined by right angles. ocular adj. To reach or go beyond. Quick to notice. as first. ostracize v. outlaw n. origin n. Acceptance of the common faith. oration n. An eccentricity. To surpass in importance or excellence. To put in action and supervise the working of. outstrip v. second. oddity n. outstretch v. obviate v. A traditional form or customary act. One who makes or deals in optical instruments or eye-glasses. A consecration to the ministry. optimism n. obsolescent adj. oculist n. Something that branches off from the parent stock. A portion of a structure which projects or hangs over. ordination n. occlude v. Wealthy. A demon or monster that was supposed to devour human beings. To surpass. oratory n. or done at the right moment. overlord n. opalescence n. overpower v. to convert into bone. officious adj. omnivorous adj. Unlimited and universal power. The art of public speaking. offhand adv. outright adv. strength. odorous adj. Pertaining to the eye or vision. odium n. A person of between eighty and ninety years. Affluence. occasion n. overeat v. To be under moral obligation to be or do. octogenarian adj. outride v. onslaught n. out-and-out adv. oratorio n. observant adj. or liberty of choosing. ode n. option n. outrage n. Excessive production. opulence n. omniscient adj. resulting in smoky tints. A burden or responsibility. overleap v. The science that treats of light and vision. One versed or skilled in treating diseases of the eye. opportunity n. To gain supremacy or victory over by superior power. as a river. To exclude from public or private favor. or collection of paper in which the sheets are so folded as to make eight leaves. Genuinely. outcast n. outlandish adj. and unfamiliar aspect or action. generally taken from the Scriptures. offshoot n. outreach v. chorus. opinion n. The countries lying west of Asia and the Turkish dominions. olive-branch n. outlive v. obtrusive adj. as a word. The beginning of that which becomes or is made to be. . especially an agreeable one. To deliver an elaborate or formal public speech. onerous adj. ordeal n. usually so large a dose of a medicine that its effect is toxic. onset n. Burdensome or oppressive. To kiss. obvert v. orthodoxy n. obstruct v. To turn the front or principal side of (a thing) toward any person or object. ostracism n. A display dictated by vanity and intended to invite applause or flattery. ordinal n. or of dislike and disgust. operator n. Stubborn adherence to opinion. opaque adj. upon an enemy or fortification. obsolete adj. or sport. outrigger n. A figure with eight sides and eight angles. opulent adj. ogre n. optics n. either wholly or in part. Having or diffusing an odor or scent. ornate adj. Passing out of use. A book. occult adj. original adj. occurrence n. observatory n. omniscience n. ordnance n. Hateful. A tenant in possession of property. The view that everything in nature and the history of mankind is ordered for the best. outrageous adj.FreeVocabulary. A violent issue. A sudden and violent breaking forth. oust v. out-of-the-way adj. octagon n. Especially fit as occurring. odoriferous adj. obstetrics n. outcry n. The form of lyric poetry anciently intended to be sung. outpost n. One rejected and despised. overpass v. Exclusion from intercourse or favor. operate v. as of something that has been pent up or restrained. uncouth. Favorable or advantageous chance or opening. orator n. optician n. To go beyond. One who holds supremacy over another. optometry n. Unlimited or infinite knowledge. A part built or arranged to project beyond a natural outline for support. Intermeddling with what is not one's concern. as in society or politics. ointment n. orgies n. Existing but not immediately perceptible. The branch of medical science concerned with the treatment and care of women during pregnancy. octave n. as an objection or difficulty. struggle. One who works with or controls some machine or scientific apparatus. power. Portentous. discussion. To swing back and forth. To eject. originate v. A practitioner of midwifery. ossify v. A humorous play in dialogue and music. A branch of the olive-tree. overpay v. Farther or more distant. To be pushed or to push oneself into undue prominence. etc. SAT math and more free at www. Of or pertaining to the eye. overproduction n. osculate v. olfactory adj. To continue to exist after. To clear away or provide for. and orchestra. A composition for solo voices. A gross infringement of morality or decency. Wild or wanton revelry. overdo v. To act as an officer or leader. obsolescence n. A conclusion or judgment held with confidence. Without preparation. A feeling of extreme repugnance. The right. obstruction n. obstreperous adj. One who practices the correcting or preventing of deformity oscillate v. outburst n. onus n. of more than one act. said. To cause or constitute the beginning or first stage of the existence of. Characterized by unlimited or infinite knowledge. overhang n. considered in relation to that other. An excessive dose. Ornamented to a marked degree. orthopedic adj. opposite adj. ominous adj. To extend. A fatty preparation with a butter-like consistency in which a medicinal substance exists. overdose n. A habitual lawbreaker.
penultimate adj. A worshiper of false gods. paraphrase v. To receive or have a part or share of. overweight n. A retraction. pavilion n. One who is unlawfully and immorally a lover or a mistress. Equality. pediatrics n. pentavalent adj. and other machines. To vanquish an established ruler or government. palate n. panic n. Supreme in authority. pacify v. patriarch n. patrimony n. with five angles and five sides. paramour n. penurious adj. of the producer to the produced. penitence n. To cast into the shade or render insignificant by comparison. To cut. penetrable adj. of a person or of an act. parish n. pedagogue n. pecuniary adj. pedestal n. To stretch out too far. The roof of the mouth. A figure having five points or lobes. Petulant. with a hole for the thumb. Tranquil. pantoscope n. pedagogy n. Pertaining to sorrow for sin with desire to amend and to atone. and later of the Romans. pandemic adj. Unresponsive. Of a pale or wan appearance. A sudden. A model of excellence. Anything that hangs from something else. A very wide-angled photographic lens. To render ludicrous by imitating the language of. moral. paleontology n. shave. participant n. Punishment to which one voluntarily submits or subjects himself as an expression of penitence.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. parody v. paragon n. A supervisor. That which separates anything into distinct parts. To go about with a small stock of goods to sell. Characterized by or exhibiting undue or unreasoning devotion to a party. as of condition or rank. paralysis n. pentagram n. A weight hung on a rod. paly adj. paramount adj.com overreach v. penitential adj. To mumble something over and over. or ballet. Unduly sparing in the use or expenditure of money. patrician adj. Pertaining to a piece of land almost surrounded by water. especially controversial ones. pandemonium n. paraphernalia n. Mode of speech. Pantheon n. penchant n. Essential likeness. pension n. Loss of the power of contractility in the voluntary or involuntary muscles. peerage n. paucity n. panacea n. pall v. papyrus n. passive adj. The official head of the Roman Catholic Church. A thin tablet. A solid bounded by five plane faces. as of letters. The number five. overrun v. a line of verse containing five units or feet. A periodical allowance to an individual on account of past service done by him/her. paternal adj. Miscellaneous articles of equipment or adornment. overshadow v. The quality in any form of representation that rouses emotion or sympathy. A remedy or medicine proposed for or professing to cure all diseases. A formal and elaborate eulogy. Pertaining to the breast or thorax. penetration n. A series of large pictures representing a continuous scene. A covenant. A bias in favor of something. A statement or doctrine seemingly in contradiction to the received belief. Guilty. cycles. The murder of a parent. A harmonic. pauperism n. parlance n. overstride v. That may be pierced by physical. patriotism n. pallid adj. Magnificent. or of cause to effect. parsimonious adj. peccable adj. An instrumental prelude to an opera. panorama n. A fiendish or riotous uproar. upon which artists lay their colors for painting. payee n. Love and devotion to one's country. A dramatic representation. patronymic adj. penetrate v. An open structure for temporary shelter. by separating it into its elements and describing each word. palpable n. To enter or force a way into the interior parts of. A full set of armor. oratorio. A legislative body. Fatherly. Excessively sparing in the use of money. Lacking color or brilliancy. pentameter n. peaceful adj. paradox n. The ecclesiastical district in charge of a pastor. pagan n. Quinqeuvalent. childhood. peevish adj. A rectangular piece set in or as in a frame. Translate freely. A small breach of propriety or principle. Including or pertaining to the whole of America. Capable of feeling of suffering. peccadillo n. oversee v. patter v. A schoolmaster. paternity n. pennant n. pantomime n. A sudden outburst of any kind of activity. The chief of a tribe or race who rules by paternal right. usually on a subject of current interest. partisan adj. written or spoken. pare v. Sorrow for sin with desire to amend and to atone. The branch of biology that treats of ancient life and fossil organisms. To make dull by satiety. parse v. as a disease. pageant n. Tranquil. parentage n. peerless adj. Of senatorial or noble rank. palette n. Having the spirit or sentiment of rural life. pedestrian n. peninsular adj. parley v. An inheritance from an ancestor. A bundle.FreeVocabulary. Indigence. Preponderance. pantheism n. To describe. or remove (the outside) from anything. A scholar who makes needless and inopportune display of his learning. pamphlet n. The science and art of teaching. Sign-language. A room for reception of callers or entertainment of guests. pauper n. Consisting of money. pastoral adj. Pariah n. To converse in. A base or support as for a column. especially so as to swing by an attached end or part. parallel v. A brief treatise or essay. parricide n. both North and South. unreasonable. To step beyond. Pan-American adj. especially from one's father. pamphleteer v. panoply n. One who journeys on foot. Parisian adj. as a sentence. panegyric n. One having a share or part. The contest of five associated exercises in the great games and the same contestants. Of unequaled excellence or worth. To cause to appear less guilty. penance n. penury n. paronymous adj. A figure. passible adj. The department of medical science that relates to the treatment of diseases of pedigree n. parlor n. pathos n. overseer n. peccant adj. pectoral adj. A brief narrative founded on real scenes or events usually with a moral. parliament n. participate v. statue. peddle v. serving by its oscillation to regulate the rate of a clock. or vase. To bring into a peaceful state. Formed after one's father's name. Fatherhood. pentathlon n. partible adj. penalty n. especially. SAT math and more free at www. parable n. Translucent. patronize v. A small flag. One without means of support. overpowering fear. A syllable or member of a series that is last but one. panel n. Hanging. partition n. Separable. papacy n. overtone n. Derived from the same root or primitive word. The science and art of teaching pedal n. To exercise an arrogant condescension toward. Paralysis. (irritable) pellucid adj. Of or pertaining to the city of Paris. The relation of parent to child. paralyze v. especially a spectacular one. pentagon n. palatial adj. The consequences that follow the transgression of natural or divine law. a social outcast. In prosody. parallelism n. packet n. A lever for the foot usually applied only to musical instruments. palinode n. pendulum n. Fewness. To cause to correspond or lie in the same direction and equidistant in all parts. peddler n. or intellectual force. Affecting a whole people or all classes. One who travels from house to house with an assortment of goods for retail. pentahedron n. palsy n. pact n. A member of a degraded class. overture n. parity n. To deprive of the power to act. paroxysm n. To superintend. The writing-paper of the ancient Egyptians. peaceable adj. palliate v. A circular temple at Rome with a fine Corinthian portico and a great domed roof. One's line of ancestors. pentad n. To infest or ravage. Dependence on charity. A person to whom money has been or is to be paid. overthrow v. perceptible by feeling or touch. pendulous adj. To compose or issue pamphlets. pedant n. pedagogics n. The nobility. . either for ornament or for use. The worship of nature for itself or its beauty. Capable of sinning. pendant n. Discernment.
A man or woman as an individual. Open robbery. pitiless adj. persistence n. phonology n. pharmacy n. pleasant adj. physics n. Religious. as distinguished from the whole or the mass. perpetuate v. Wickedness. The preparation of perfumes. Unreasonable. capricious or petulant. The point in the orbit of the moon when it is nearest the earth. An instrument having two jaws working on a pivot. perfectible adj. Unyielding adherence. through the medium of the body senses. phenomenal adj. or the like. To convert into a substance of stony hardness and character. Agreeable. plausible adj. perquisite n. The relative importance of facts or matters from any special point of view. A loose or separated part. philogynist n. pitiful adj. personage n. Gradually. philander v. To pass or spread through every part. or without any change that destroys the essential form or nature. physiognomy n. To walk about. perceptible adj. Reciprocal change. or causes that furnish the rational explanation of anything. Thoroughly penetrating or permeating. piece n. Pertaining to the nature of sound. A persistence in purpose and effort. Serene. The person to whom anything is pledged. A small flute. Compassionate. persist v. percipient n. planisphere n. A continuance in the same state. perennial adj. To excrete through the pores of the skin. philanthropic adj. To swear falsely to. pervasive adj. pestilent adj. Admitting the entrance or passage of another substance. Diversion from the true meaning or proper purpose. A written or spoken statement that is flat. To filter. To fail or lose power. Not easily roused to feeling or action. Benevolent. Extraordinary or marvelous. percipience n. perceive v. The attributes. percolator n. pernicious adj. An expression of applause. The doer of a wrong or a criminal act. Treachery. Persistent or unyielding. pitiable adj. Representing articulate sounds or speech. philosophize v. Pertaining to the combined action of light and electricity. The study of language in connection with history and literature. laws. petulant adj. pleasurable adj. personnel n. To accomplish. phosphorescence n. perjury n. percolate v. One who or that which perceives. The habit or characteristic of recurrence at regular intervals. The science of organic functions. plasticity n. Not general or public. The state of spreading through every part. perpetrator n. or anything that moves the feelings. Hard-hearted. playwright n. pillage n. Possibly. Half-hearted. perspire v. peripatetic adj. physiology n. The general principles. photometry n. To win the mind of by argument. perception n. or reflection. A raging epidemic. perforate v. though open to doubt. platitude n. A solemn assertion of a falsity. or receive impressions concerning. percussion n. A filter. The science of human vocal sounds. Cognizable. philately n. perusal n. persevere v. that make up the character and nature of an individual.com perambulate v. picayune adj. The force of persons collectively employed in some service. philanthropy n. capable of influencing to action by entreaty. A maker of plays for the stage. statement. Harsh or malignant oppression. perverse adj. petrify v. The property of some substances through which the form of the mass can readily be changed. physique n. placate v. Any unusual occurrence. perhaps adv. Tending to kill or hurt. Knowledge through the senses of the existence and properties of matter or the external world. perspective n. To pervade. course of conduct. persuadable adj. To bring from a state of angry or hostile feeling to one of patience or friendliness. plebeian adj. pinchers n. perversity n. Contemptible. persuade v. Mental excitement or confusion. pique v. To have knowledge of. An instrument having two lever-handles and two jaws working on a pivot. To preserve from extinction or oblivion. Banter. A book containing the formulas and methods of preparation of medicines for the use of druggists. as in war. perform v. physiocracy n. having the nature of or breeding pestilence. efficiency. permanence n. playful adj. The act of reading carefully or thoughtfully. plea n. Description of nature. Common. permissible adj. pestilence n. One who endeavors to help his fellow men. periodicity n. The study and collection of stamps. A high or topmost point.FreeVocabulary. pillory n. plagiarism n. pervade v. taken collectively. Any profit from service beyond the amount fixed as salary or wages. physicist n. The property of emitting light. The science that treats of the phenomena associated with matter and energy. eloquence. photoelectric adj. pittance n. Any instrument for measuring the intensity of light or comparing the intensity of two lights. perfunctory adj. Straight up and down. pharmacopoeia n. To disturb greatly. Fond of music. different ordering of same items. perturbation n. pioneer n. philharmonic adj. To excite a slight degree of anger in. The stealing of passages from the writings of another and publishing them as one's own. pestilential adj. permanent adj. perseverance n. pervasion n. pertinacious adj. personal adj. Astute. Capable of being made perfect. especially one of rank or high station. perspicacious adj. One who is fond of women. philanthropist n. perspicuous adj. physiography n. Lucid. piccolo n. The sharp striking of one body against another. plaudit n. philology n. Of small value. perspicacity n. dull. permutation n. evidence. One among the first to explore a country. perversion n. An expert in linguistics. A specialist in the science that treats of the phenomena associated with matter and energy. Precluding question or appeal. persecution n. perfidy n. philologist n. personality n. . A graphic character symbolizing an articulate sound. placid adj. The art or business of compounding and dispensing medicines. Any small portion or meager allowance. pincers n. pervert n. Seeming likely to be true. To play at courtship with a woman. pious adj. phonic adj. pertinent adj. perigee n. An argument to obtain some desired action. The doctrine that land and its products are the only true wealth. SAT math and more free at www. perspiration n. petulance n. A fixed adherence to a resolve. One who has forsaken a doctrine regarded as true for one esteemed false. perturb v. persiflage n. Active humanitarianism. peter v. perjure v. or commonplace. Frolicsome. The external appearance merely. That may be allowed. To continue steadfast against opposition. A polar projection of the heavens on a chart. To seek ultimate causes and principles. permeate v. peremptory adj. perpendicular adj. photometer n. Relevant. piecemeal adv. philosophy n. Acuteness or discernment. Wretched. phonetic adj. To make a hole or holes through. pledgee n. Sweat. The character or condition of being impatient. as a mountain-peak. Walking about. To continue striving in spite of discouragements. Having a malign influence or effect. Continuing though the year or through many years. Displaying impatience. phonogram n. pinnacle n. phlegmatic adj. pertinacity n. The act of perceiving. phenomenon n. or value. pervious adj. perfumery n. Durable. The art of measuring the intensity of light. piteous adj. Affording gratification. The physical structure or organization of a person.5000 Collegiate Words with Brief Definitions – Amass an Ivy League Vocabulary! 7-CD Edition: All you have to do is listen 15 minutes a day for 4 weeks to absorb 5000 words. A wooden framework in which an offender is fastened to boards and is exposed to public scorn.
polytechnic adj. A portable case for holding writing-materials. . To force forward prematurely. preestablish v. Foreboding. preternatural adj. definition. prate v. prescience n. A forerunner or herald. Impotent. predominant adj. potion n. Expressing past time or action prior to some other past time or action. poignancy n. A brief explanation or address to the reader. prattle v. quantity. The state of having the mind. poesy n. To be chief in importance. To use ambiguous or evasive language for the purpose of deceiving or diverting attention. polyglot adj. Equilibrium. preface n. A dose of liquid medicine. predominate v. or constituting preference or priority. potentate n. prevalence n. The rules and principles of poetry. To happen first. precedence n. possession n. The quality of being marked by an assumed stateliness and impressiveness of manner. or detention of property in one's power or command. precedential adj. possessive adj. presentment n. plenary adj. prehension n. preparatory adj. pretentious adj. enjoys. powerless adj. posterior n. To fill the mind of a person to the exclusion of other subjects. predominance 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. Physically powerful. One of a higher order of clergy having direct authority over other clergy. To state as belonging to something. time. premise n. portend v. To contaminate. Possessing. A bold or presumptuous assertion. posse n. pretext n. Containing or consisting of more than one. Being not beyond the reach of power natural. prescript adj. A wealthy class in a political community who control the government by means of their money. the fact or condition of having more than one wife or husband at once. preempt v. Containing many inhabitants. Derived from authoritative direction. poetaster n. Pertaining to the having. Pertaining to a brief explanation to the reader at the beginning of a book. polysyllable adj. effectiveness. A system of church government. A force of men. Marked by an assumed stateliness and impressiveness of manner. The hinder part. To make the date of any writing later than the real date. holding.com pledgeor n. plutocracy n. presumptuous adj. potency n. precipitant adj. trying situation or plight. Perceiving or feeling beforehand. To hold in higher estimation. positive adj. polyarchy n. poignant adj. An inferior poet. precede v. Unusually weighty or forcible. preengage v. drawings. Marked by pretense. To exceed in influence or power. Having superior rank or precedence. The act of going forward. precocious adj. plenteous adj. The doctrine or belief that there are more gods than one. One who owns. Foreboding. The rule of many. plurality n. Feasible. portent n. preordain v. poetic adj. practicable adj. presentient adj. or rank. Capable of being grasped. An incumbent of a given office previous to another. or adjustment. prefer v. or detention of property in one's power or command. holding. ponderous adj. especially in proportion to the territory. Accuracy of limitation. postgraduate adj. preference n. An authoritative direction. A statement introductory to and explanatory of what follows. Utterly ridiculous or absurd. pretension n. potential n. plummet n. preclude v. especially more than three syllables. An introductory or opening performance. premature adj. Existence antecedent to something. Anything that indicates what is to happen. To foreordain. The having. Something added to a letter after the writer's signature. That which may be logically assumed to be true until disproved. presage v. moral. prelacy n. The art of controversy or disputation. presumption n. prevaricate v. Assuming too much. populous adj. postdate v. especially by previous signs. preoccupy v. To talk about vainly or foolishly. postscript n. A figure having many angles. preeminence n. precedent n. poetics n. Special eminence. Perilous. potent adj. posit v. plumb n. ponder v. To present in an orderly manner. plural adj. The common people. as property. pompous adj. pneumatic adj. Anything that may be possible. preposterous adj. predict v. preoccupation n. preemption n. prehensible adj. Abundant. prediction n. prescient adj. Prone to pillaging. preferment n. A prophecy. Having to do with what is preliminary. preservation n. at the beginning of a book. influence. prescription n.FreeVocabulary. or supernatural. predecessor n. A person fully empowered to transact any business. presentiment n. prelude n. Severely painful or acute to the spirit. prevalent adj. preparation n. predatory adj. Coming too soon. preferential adj. To settle or arrange beforehand. Semblance. polar adj. populace n. polycracy n. To exist at a period or in a state earlier than something else. A judgment as a conclusion. giving. Frequency. To indicate as being about to happen. pollen n. Conservation. The Pope. plenipotentiary n. A judgment or opinion formed without due examination of the facts. Of the nature of an instance that may serve as a guide or basis for a rule. An object of favor or choice. Speaking several tongues. First in rank or position. Extraordinary. prefatory adj. To utter in simple or childish talk. To prevent. or degree. Pertaining to poetry. possible adj. Superior in power. To foretell. precursor n. The right or act of purchasing before others. Power. attention. premonition n. pomposity n. polygamy n. One who gives a pledge. pollute v. or practicing many arts. Ascendancy or preponderance. A preconceived liking. preexistence n. especially of pain or grief. A solid bounded by plane faces. embracing. To secure the right of preference in the purchase of public land. To meditate or reflect upon. Foreknowing. precise adj. Pertaining to the poles of a sphere. Having the mental faculties prematurely developed. precarious adj. A majority. A fictitious reason or motive. Exact. possessor n. Priority in place. especially by more than four. Having several syllables. The fine dust-like grains or powder formed within the anther of a flowering plant. Prevalent. prejudice n. preexist v. precession n. prelate n. An instance that may serve as a guide or basis for a rule. especially of the earth. Pertaining to. Of wide extent or frequent occurrence. To beat with something thick or bulky. or inclination preoccupied. The manner in which a thing is placed. pontiff n. pommel v. prepossession n. number. polytheism n. Severity or acuteness. prerogative adj. adjusting walls to the vertical. Knowledge of events before they take place. Poetry. preponderant adj. prescriptible adj. preamble n. A high and very steep or approximately vertical cliff. The act of laying hold of or grasping. portfolio n. precaution n. preferable adj. polyhedron n. To own. premier adj. Prescribed as a rule or model. Adapted for grasping or holding. To attach at the beginning. prefix v. or degree. or controls anything. A provision made in advance for some possible emergency or danger. SAT math and more free at www. polemics n. Preference. poise n. precipitate v. etc. A difficult. Entire. plenitude n. precision n. pluperfect adj. An act or proceeding designed to bring about some event. Moving onward quickly and heedlessly. precipice n. prehensile adj. position n. possess v. or display. polygon n. Pertaining to or consisting of air or gas. Free from doubt or hesitation. Pertaining to studies that are pursued after receiving a degree. predicament n. conceit. One possessed of great power or sway.ever class. A weight suspended by a line to test the verticality of something. To preoccupy. predicate v. Abundance. preponderate v. To foretell. More desirable than others. A piece of lead for making soundings. Government by several or many persons of what.
protection n. To prolong. proficiency n. promoter n. Effected by divine guidance. or principles. One who makes exploration. To search through and through. A manner or method of acting. A decree or an order forbidding something. One wasteful or extravagant. protuberance n. provocation n. Inclined to lascivious thoughts and desires. To walk for amusement or exercise. Any announcement made in a public manner. purveyor n. psychic adj. Propelling. or importance. especially for minerals. A clause in a contract. Pertaining to the beginning or early times. or that may be enjoyed only under special conditions. The territory of a reigning prince. proxy n. A moving forward or proceeding in course. profuse adj. Verbose. pudgy adj.com prevention n. Possessing ample and ready knowledge or of skill in any art. propulsion n. proffer v. primeval adj. A brief. privilege n. propellant adj. proximately adv. progeny n. Any proceeding designed to ascertain or test character. distinction. propagate v. Strength. To predict or foretell. Conceited. prima adj. prominent adj. profession n. To offer to another for acceptance. but carrying on maritime war. with condemnation or denunciation. privateer n. profiteer n. sharp points. A prominence. A right or immunity not enjoyed by all. protagonist n. putrescent adj. protoplasm n. priory n. principality n. primer n. pyrotechnic adj. proceed v. The earliest victim in any cause. condensing in witty or striking form the wisdom of experience. Delay. To steal. prickle v. A person or thing of very remarkable gifts or qualities. especially under divine inspiration and guidance. qualification. Most important. danger. prolific adj. Involving or equivalent to prohibition. principle n. One who favors the prohibition by law of the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages. professor n. SAT math and more free at www. Caution. prodigy n. A work. especially when assumed by a writer. The quality of being noticeable or distinguished. by which its operation is rendered conditional. prototype n. One specially cared for and favored by another usually older person. Pertaining to the mind or soul. Unimaginative. psychiatry n. To proclaim. proselyte n. Conspicuous in position. An undue display of modesty or delicacy. prudential adj. especially of the sale of alcoholic beverages. probate adj. Shameless viciousness. A driving onward or forward. purgatory n. Expressing an engagement to pay. as of a will. proctor n. A declaration or memorandum of agreement less solemn and formal than a treaty. propel v. pungency n. The act of protruding. afterward imitated in form or spirit. proviso n. prolix adj. prodigal n. Preservation from harm. prologue n. To extend in time or duration. pungent adj. privy adj. Primitive. prurient adj. pseudapostle n. An action or mode of conduct that excites resentment. protrusion n. An outline or contour. punctual adj. propitious adj. Any act of condemnation and rejection from favor and privilege. protract v. Pertaining to the lungs. procedure n. proscribe v. proportionate adj. privity n. Produced or displayed in overabundance. A furtherer. Pertaining to fireworks or their manufacture. The treatment of mental disease. primitive adj. projection n. First. Accordance with recognized usage. prodigious adj. Knowledge shared with another or others regarding a private matter. or encourager. custom. A person of the lowest or poorest class. provident adj. The state or period of being a student. Thwarting. To reject. That part of the stage between the curtain and the orchestra. as in some knowledge. Relating to making proof. progression n. purloin v. etc. Yielding in abundance. prospectus n. proclamation n. profile n. probity n. as a teaching or a practice. A person who is empowered by another to represent him or her in a given matter. A vessel owned and officered by private persons. prominence n. prosaic adj. protomartyr n. propeller n. An intermediate state where souls are made fit for paradise or heaven by expiatory suffering. Strictly observant of the rules or forms prescribed by law or custom. A paper or pamphlet containing information of a proposed undertaking. Small and fat. Any calling or occupation involving special mental or other special disciplines. propriety n. pithy saying. prohibition n. probe v. To push out or thrust forth. Any institution or systematic scheme for propagating a doctrine or system. prim adj. protective adj. Brought together without order. Proceeding or marked by caution. Offspring. An insane propensity to set things on fire. proverb n. protocol n. punitive adj. profligate adj. A leader in any enterprise or contest. search. prostrate adj. pristine adj. To cause to whirl. forwarder. Childish. and intrepidity in battle. Abandoned to vice. prudence n. To renew motion or action. Participating with another or others in the knowledge of a secret transaction. original in character. or science. proscription n. Virtue or integrity tested and confirmed. annoyance. promulgate v. Morally irresponsible. puissant adj. pulmonary adj. especially in the use of money or property. protuberant adj. promiscuous adj. or any other evil. as after rest or interruption. procrastination n. science. or industry. To swell or bulge beyond the surrounding surface. pyre n. Pertaining to punishment. The substance that forms the principal portion of an animal or vegetable cell. promenade v. Something that swells out from a surrounding surface. An elementary reading-book for children. Belonging to the first ages. procrastinate v. discourse. principal adj. Lying prone. prophesy v. Intent. A general truth or proposition.. Immediately. The quality of affecting the sense of smell. Affecting the sense of smell. An advanced state of acquirement. as in an eddy. A high point of land extending outward from the coastline into the sea. punctilious adj. will. To drive or urge forward. One who or that which propels. probation n. or design (for sex). pseudonym n. Being in proportion. Producing offspring or fruit. or with the head to the ground. promissory adj. Kindly disposed. pupilage n. One who has been won over from one religious belief to another. A pretended or false apostle. Anticipating and making ready for future wants or emergencies. The branch of medicine that relates to mental disease. proficient adj. Protestant n. To put off till tomorrow or till a future time. Any prediction or foretelling. psychotherapy n. Bulging. A Christian who denies the authority of the Pope and holds the right of special judgment. prosody n. An agent acting for another. purport n. one who supplies pusillanimous adj. pugnacious adj. A heap of combustibles arranged for burning a dead body. pseudonymity n. or the like. A monastic house. A defender. propaganda n. Immense. protector n. pyromania n. Observant and exact in points of time. prowess n. or examination. Stiffly proper. puerile adj. productive adj. providential adj. promontory n. prudery n. art. protégé n. Possessing strength. proscenium n. A fictitious name. One who profits.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. Uncultured in thought and manner. The science of poetical forms. Without spirit or bravery. provincial adj. Quarrelsome. purl v. To spread abroad or from person to person. proletarian n. prolong v. A public teacher of the highest grade in a university or college. prohibitionist n. The state or character of using a fictitious name. or performance.FreeVocabulary. psychopathic adj. . prospector n. A prefatory statement or explanation to a poem. protuberate v. prohibitory adj. skill. prophecy n. Sheltering. To puncture slightly with fine. character. profligacy n. Undergoing decomposition of animal or vegetable matter accompanied by fetid odors. protrude v. priggish adj.
rapacious adj. redound n. receptive adj. Quixotic adj. qualify v. Habitually complaining. To endow or furnish with requisite ability. To demand or to obtain the return or restoration of. A place where some crude material. as from a source or focus. reformer n. Brilliant or sparkling luster. in which the host is preserved. Pertaining to. refract v. Furiously voracious or hungry. One who holds extreme views or advocates extreme measures. recapture v. heat. The act of seizing and carrying off property by superior force. Mutually interchangeable or convertible. Excess. The principle and practice of depicting persons and scenes as they are believed really to exist. reckless adj. quarterly adj. rabid adj. To direct or send for information or other purpose. or inflation. An eight-page newspaper of any size. To enlist men for military or naval service. regime n. Musical composition arranged for five voices or instruments. The throwing off or back of light. To cure again. To provide with a fixed allowance or portion. Quiet. or favoring reaction. To restore. realism n. readily adv. recrudescence n. refringent adj. Becoming raw or sore again. receivable adj. To cause to assume a leaning or recumbent attitude or position. rectitude n.often money. One who refers. referrer n. or running without check or restraint. recurrent adj. especially at regular intervals. radiate v. or opposite state of things. . recreate v. quiet adj. readjust v. Having great speed. quarantine n. The emblems of royalty. Capable of being turned back. causing. recur v. redolent adj. reconsider v. usually of precious metal. of the nature of. An umpire. pl. quarter n. devouring. independently of authority. ravine n. Resort to or application for help in exigency or trouble. To oppose by argument or a sufficient answer. raptorial adj. for reflecting light. rebuff n. To repeat again the principal points of. To lay waste by pillage. rapt adj. To recover. reciprocate v. Tendency towards a former. Having the power to refract. or ability of receiving. To give and take mutually. refute v. position. One who is lawfully deputized to administer the government for the time being in the name of the ruler. reclusory n. A hermitage. character. To divide into quarters. Rebound. refusal n. To correct. reactionary adj. as of metal. A vessel or casket. redress v. rampart n. as a wrong by compensation or the punishment of the wrong-doer. as for admittance. reconstruct v. Charlatanry quadrate v. recourse n. as after reform. Making no noise. Magnitude. reck v. ravenous adj. To start back as in dismay. refringency n. reducible adj. In a state of preparedness for any given purpose or occasion. regale v. quandary n. To put in order after disarrangement. Malice. Enraptured. Denial of what is asked. raillery n. especially with a view to a reversal of previous action. reaction n. redundant adj. revolution. rectify v. recover v. reciprocity n. To bend or turn from a direct course. A composition for four voices or four instruments. An acknowledgment entered into before a court with condition to do some particular act. Disposed to seize by violence or by unlawful or greedy methods. or ending. One of four equal parts into which anything is or may be divided. Insubordinate. recoil v. regent n. especially of food. rapine. To divide or subdivide into branches or subdivisions. An utterly trivial distinction or objection. rapine n. Formidable. ready adj. A bulwark or construction to oppose assault or hostile entry. regenerate v. quietus n. The quality of being upright in principles and conduct. rationalism n. redolence n. Growing. Equal mutual rights and benefits granted and enjoyed. Foolishly headless of danger. rearrange v. quibble n.FreeVocabulary. refinery n. Harsh. or dread. The killing of a king or sovereign. refractory adj. To capture again. quintet n. The enforced isolation of any person or place infected with contagious disease. Smelling sweet and agreeable. The state of becoming raw or sore again. radical n. knowledge. redemption n. rankle v. A file of persons waiting in order of their arrival. climbing. One who carries out a reform. regalia n. queue n. as sugar or petroleum. A puzzling predicament.com pyx n. quadruple v. regicide n. or sound in a particular direction. recollect v. reflection n. query v. recure v. To prove to be wrong. referee n. qualification n. recognizance n. by paying the debt. heat. reassure v. The act of reciting or repeating. Fully. Returning from time to time. recreant n. That may be reduced. querulous adj. Having the capacity. quantity n. especially in public and from memory. To produce irritation or festering. reclaim v. A mirror. referable adj. To have a care or thought for. recognize v. right. or geological purposes. reform n. A peremptory or unexpected rejection of advances or approaches. To make inquiry. The formation of opinions by relying upon reason alone. Branch-like. Occurring or made at intervals of three months. recidivist n. quarto n. Capable of being or fit to be received . or possessions. surveying. recuperate v. quintessence n. reconnoiter v. skill. Without objection or reluctance. Good-humored satire. Exciting or exhilarating to the mind. To regain. radiance n. or privilege. To refresh after labor. is purified. The recovery of what is mortgaged or pledged. Having a tendency to go back. especially one worn by a stream or flow of water. To extend in all directions. To recall the identity of (a person or thing). To give unusual pleasure. quiescent adj. That from or on which something is developed. A wharf or artificial landing-place on the shore of a harbor or projecting into it. recrudescent adj. qualm n. A requisite for an employment. suppressing. refer v. regality n. Irascible. Royalty. To happen again or repeatedly. reflexible adj. raucous adj. quartet n. Not amenable to control. quality. To set right. To give new confidence. redoubtable adj. Being in a state of repose or inaction. reflector n. Capable of being adjusted or harmonized. quiescence n. ration v. A deep gorge or hollow. A silencing. To move back or away. recant v. radix n. redundance n. recruit v. reflectible adj. SAT math and more free at www. sound. To review with care. Capable of being reflected. recluse n. recapitulate v. Change for the better. ravage v. rampant adj. quay n. quackery n. recline v. Particular conduct or administration of affairs. Seizing and devouring living prey. To rebuild. To multiply by four. recitation n. Affected with rabies or hydrophobia. rebut v. recede v. refragable adj. rancor n. reconcilable adj. ramose adj. quarrelsome adj. To build again or anew. rebuild 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. Ascribable. rebellious adj. or any form of energy that travels in waves. reciprocal adj. racy adj. reestablish v. Power to refract. To make a preliminary examination of for military. Constituting an excess. loathing. To recall the knowledge of. To withdraw formally one's belief (in something previously believed or maintained). rapid adj. or other destructive methods. Chivalrous or romantic to a ridiculous or extravagant degree. A fit of nausea. A cowardly or faithless person. as truths or impressions. One who lives in retirement or seclusion. recessive adj. Capable of being refuted. A confirmed criminal. To reproduce. as in war. especially at regular or stated intervals. quite adv. Smelling sweet and agreeable. ramify v. To arrange again or in a different order. The most essential part of anything.
repulse n. requiem n. To have or produce resonance. especially of a liquid or gas. rhetorician n. To recall or take back (something that one has said). relapse v. and then of art. repudiate v. That which is restored to. retrospect n. A body of soldiers. SAT math and more free at www. reticence n. Interpretation. or apt reply. The power of springing back to a former position resilient adj. responsibilities. Renaissance n. To repay evil with a similar evil. A showy writer or speaker. To heap approach or abuse upon. reseat v. reprimand v. An explicit disclaimer of a right or privilege. reprehend v. A step attached to the bit for controlling a horse or other draft-animal. repel v. revisal n. Having confidence. resemblance n. capacity. Very bright. A duplicate executed by the artist himself. Full to the uttermost. Interval of rest. rein n. To yield. right rank. discovering. rehabilitate v. To unite or join again. remodel v. reorganize v. To follow backward or toward the place of beginning. A prearranged place of meeting. remission n. restitution n. To refuse to have anything to do with. as after separation. A return from death to life resuscitate v. resonance adj. reiterate v. transactions. Recollection. retrospective adj. The exertion of opposite effort or effect. repartee n. To rescind. To keep under restraint or control. To cut down or reduce in extent or quantity. requital n. To present a verbal or written protest to those who have power to right or prevent a wrong. ribald adj. revocation n. The act of beating or driving back. reliquary n. The process by which an animal or plant gives rise to another of its kind. Humble. To restore to a former state. renunciation n. replenish v. remonstrate v. revoke v. To grant a respite from punishment to. or wrong. Necessary. regretful adj. regress v. Bearing upon the matter in hand. residue n. To return. by the enacting authority or a superior authority. requisite adj. repressible adj. A disclosing. repository n. reunite v. Laughable and contemptible. Having the character of a reproof. or taking again. revere v. reign v. repulsive adj. retention n. Repeal. To modify the details of. reproduction n. reparable adj. Any infliction or act by way of retaliation on an enemy. relied upon. To return to a former place or condition. remonstrant adj. Revision. revert v. resistless adj. Restoration of anything to the one to whom it properly belongs. or for the purpose of making changes. Temporary diminution of a disease. To restore to youth. private. reimburse v. repute v. resurrection n. reprehension n. reinstate v. To indulge in fretfulness and faultfinding. Rectitude. resistance n. Offering or tending to produce resistance. retinue n. as an attacking or advancing enemy. A remainder or surplus after a part has been separated or otherwise treated. affecting. reliant adj. Thorough dislike. reprieve v. as a building. To hold and exercise sovereign power. The keeping of a thing within one's power or possession. coffer. ridicule n. reproduce v. A place where things are stored or gathered together. rendition n. clothing and personal habits. A casket. station. as for an injury. Able to be kept under restraint or control. reprehensible adj. physically or mentally. and regarded. reverent adj. One abandoned to depravity and sin. To pay back as an equivalent of what has been expended. rendezvous n. To make void. as to an obscure position or remote destination. or authority. resistive adj. reluctance n. The quality of habitually keeping silent or being reserved in utterance. The act or ridding or delivering from something undesirable. Dependence. To examine for the correction of errors. To make a copy of. retch v. relish v. as a track or marking. To suffer a return of a disease after partial recovery. retrieve v. The quality of being able to reinforce sound by sympathetic vibrations. regiment n. repugnant adj. repress v. repetition n. reminiscent adj. rife adj. relent v. witty. retort n. rejoin v. Negligent. replete adj. resilience n.com regimen n. Unwillingness. as toward a former position or the like. reliance n. repugnance n. physically or mentally. A systematized order or course of living with reference to food. resonate v. An expression of disapproval or blame personally addressed to one censured. respite n. resurgent adj. replica n. with desire to make things right by undoing the wrong. reprobate n. resonance n. Exercising royal authority in one's own right. The revival of letters. Having the quality of springing back to a former position. riddance n. Able to reinforce sound by sympathetic vibrations. The act of repeating. A retaliatory speech. reminiscence n. relinquish v. The body of persons who attend a person of importance in travel or public appearance. Capable of repair. To say or do again and again. resource n. regnant adj. rejuvenate v. Surging back or again. Similarity in quality or form. A view or contemplation of something past. reprisal n. or full of regret. To be indignant at. The calling to mind of incidents within the range of personal knowledge or experience.FreeVocabulary. retouch v. retrograde v. Sorrow for something done or left undone. Reconstruct. reluctant adj. To place in position of office again. retaliate v. or privilege. righteousness n. may be kept. The art of discourse. retract v. relegate v. A renewal of youth. Having or exercising the power of resistance. retrace v. Habitually keeping silent or being reserved in utterance. To regard with worshipful veneration. or repository in which relics are kept. renovate v. resistant adj. To force or keep back in a manner. repine v. To restore after deterioration. Pertaining to the recollection of matters of personal interest. The act of taking back. Unwilling. retrogression n. repertory n. resent v. To hold in general opinion. rightful adj. or made available for aid or support. A place in which goods are stored. ridiculous adj. Powerless. as an act. remonstrance n. reproof n. . loss. which marks the transition from medieval to modern time. rescind v. reticent adj. retrench v. reservoir n. To send off or consign. To restore to a former status. The act of making amends. Operative on. A going or moving backward or in a reverse direction. To find fault with. To chide or rebuke for a fault. To change to a more satisfactory form of organization. Answering. Expression of blame. To reunite after separation. revile v. revelation n. equally with the first. Reproof. rhapsody n. Having power to force back in a manner. resplendent adj. relevant adj. To fill again. To give up using or having. reparation n. or making known of what was before secret. remembrance n. or unknown. remuneration n. A receptacle where a quantity of some material. as to a person. reversion n. respondent adj. as an injury or insult. Looking back on the past. To recover something by searching. retroactive adj. repentance n. To like the taste or savor of. repellent adj. A solemn mass sung for the repose of the souls of the dead. Abundant. expressive of. repeal v. Offensive to taste and feeling. Feeling. rejuvenescence n. or turn or look back. To restore from apparent death. To make an effort to vomit. Indulging in or manifesting coarse indecency or obscenity. To repay either good or evil to. as an original. Censurable. requite v. rhetoric n. revise v. resumption n.5000 Collegiate Words with Brief Definitions – Amass an Ivy League Vocabulary! 7-CD Edition: All you have to do is listen 15 minutes a day for 4 weeks to absorb 5000 words. To pay or pay for. or having reference to past events. remiss adj. Adequate return for good or ill. Rapt or rapturous utterance. Grossly offensive. A return to or toward some former state or condition. A ready. as something that has been emptied. To cause to deteriorate or to move backward. Compensation. Conformed to a just claim according to established laws or usage. To render of no further effect. Looks or acts expressing amused contempt. remunerate v.
service n. To approve authoritatively. A seceder. To entice to surrender chastity. Scornfully or bitterly sarcastic. Even-tempered. A musical composition during which the first part or subject is repeated several times. Outward appearance. rustic adj. sergeant n. Following in the order of time. Offering or offered as an atonement for sin. second-rate adj. sapid adj. sagacious adj. scarcity n. septennial adj. Durable. scholastic adj. reaping. Promotive of conduct directed against public order and the tranquility of the state. sergeant-major n. or welcome. or so constructed as to turn thus. rudimentary adj. semicivilized adj. To place. careless writing. sedentary adj. sanguine adj. in which vice. sedition n. Ready to be led. serviceable adj. semiconscious adj. self-respect n. The order in which a number or persons. Turning around its axis. sepulcher n. Nonsense. scabbard n. seditious adj. risible adj. capable of exciting laughter. A lawless or recklessly brutal fellow. A long curved blade for mowing. semblance n. Pertaining to or appearing like fat. rigor n. especially from political or religious bodies. satirize v. as of water. as at the funeral of an officer. Chewing the cud. Concealment. One who writes or is skilled in writing. The condition of standing out distinctly. A title of honor or respectful address. sensitive adj. keeps records. Slavery. Any form of greeting. To sink (a ship) by making holes in the bottom. Power to perceive or feel. sensual adj. Persevering in effort or endeavor. sequestrate v. phrase. etc. A special school. Any act of saving property. The signification conveyed by some word. To catch or take hold of suddenly and forcibly. seer n. Having the nature or quality of soap. secondary adj. Having a tendency to conceal. sanction v. secession n. A very lascivious person. Deep wisdom or knowledge. scribe n. To burn on the surface. satyr n. Recurring at intervals of six months. Doubt or uncertainty regarding a question of moral right or duty. Any guard or watch stationed for protection. things. robust adj. An executive officer in legislative bodies who enforces the orders of the presiding officer. scoundrel n. rondo n. The highest non-commissioned officer in a regiment. sequester v. seclusion n. especially from a political or religious body. sentient adj. Consisting of blood. Inflexibility. The faintest ray. satiate v. scurrilous adj. Grossly indecent or vulgar. salience n. Capacity for sensation or sense-perception. scruple n. hailing. equivalent to sir. semiannual adj. The employment of sarcasm. An instrument for recording the phenomena of earthquakes. scintilla n. A related group of words containing a subject and a predicate and expressing a complete thought. secede v. irony. Affecting the sense of taste. Half-civilized. or does other writing for others. ruminate v. Being in an initial.com rigmarole n. scholarly adj. separable adj. Having the power of choice. scope n. Possessing wisdom. One who attends to correspondence. Characteristic of an erudite person. Conduct directed against public order and the tranquility of the state. Impious. early. sensuous adj. Recurring every seven years. separate v. Having the color of blood. Insufficiency of supply for needs or ordinary demands. or events follow one another in space or time. sedulous adj. as of theology or pedagogics. savage n. separatist n. Making an ostentatious display or hypocritical pretense of holiness or piety. A salute given by firing all the guns. especially by presenting on an altar.5000 Collegiate Words with Brief Definitions – Amass an Ivy League Vocabulary! 7-CD Edition: All you have to do is listen 15 minutes a day for 4 weeks to absorb 5000 words. A prophet. secrecy n. saponaceous adj. or keenness of wit in ridiculing vices.or corruption is held up to ridicule. To separate the parts of by violence. secant adj. sapient adj. savor v. Writing or handwriting of the ordinary cursive form. rotund adj. Able to discern and distinguish with wise perception. sanguinary adj. sensorium n. sardonic adj. In the second place in order or succession. salient adj. sarcophagus n. Bloody. Involving or requiring much sitting. salutary adj. Solitude. seclude v. seminar n. whether by word or act. Having strong sexual desires. rigorous adj. sentinel n. Cutting and reproachful language. To be violently excited or agitated. sense n. incapacity . To withdraw from union or association. like a wheel. sebaceous adj. The act of violating or profaning anything sacred. Having a warm appreciation of the beautiful or of the refinements of luxury. sarcasm n. sequacious adj. safeguard v. Possessing the power of sense or sense-perception. That which follows in consequence of what has previously happened. as from society or public life.FreeVocabulary. A non-commissioned military officer ranking next above a corporal. A small stream or brook. sapiential adj. secretive adj. Resembling poetry. Cautious in action for fear of doing wrong. Characterized by great strength or power of endurance. sear v. or action. size. A condition of mind resulting from spiritual or inherent feeling. seduce v. salutatory n. sacrilegious adj. Pertaining to the body or the physical senses. Cutting. rote n. sedate adj. scintillate v. seethe v. A wild and uncivilized human being. rank. satire n. To confiscate. or warranted by the Holy Scriptures. sequent adj. séance n. Possessing wisdom. sacrifice v. secondly adv. ruminant adj. sentence n. A burial-place. A stone coffin or a chest-like tomb. Pertaining to education or schools. sergeant-at-arms n. salutation n. semicircle n. Sorrow for another's misery. Any work done for the benefit of another. Constituting or consisting of salt. sanctimonious adj. To cause to withdraw or retire. sanguineous adj. sacrilege n. To take apart. seminary n. sapience n. salacious adj. sequel n. Less important or effective than that which is primary. A place where crows congregate to breed. seismograph n. rivulet n. sequence n. Second in quality. senile adj. To chew over again. or withdraw from the companionship of others. SAT math and more free at www. Beneficial. salvage n. with slight attention. saline adj. scribble n. To satisfy fully the appetite or desire of. To treat with sarcasm or derisive wit. . secretary n. Uncompromising. or incomplete stage of development. Peculiar to or proceeding from the weakness or infirmity of old age. as food previously swallowed and regurgitated. Rational self-esteem. To emit or send forth sparks or little flashes of light. rookery n. scythe n. rotate v. Standing out prominently. To cause to turn on or as on its axis. The sensory apparatus. as a wheel. importance. To perceive by taste or smell. Any assemblage of pupils for real research in some specific study under a teacher. sacrificial adj. sensibility n. etc. scuttle v. scrupulous adj. A meeting of spirituals for consulting spirits. ripplet n. A man without principle. rue v. The sheath of a sword or similar bladed weapon. sensation n. A half-circle. seize v. selective adj. rupture v. A small ripple. The opening oration at the commencement in American colleges. To protect. To make an offering of to deity. Characteristic of dwelling in the country. A range of action or view. script n. Matter that settles to the bottom of a liquid. Voluntary withdrawal from fellowship. Hasty. salvo n. Pertaining to. Easily affected by outside operations or influences. servitude n. contained in. especially into two parts. Holiness. Repetition of words or sounds as a means of learning them. sanctity n. rotary adj. sentience n. Round from fullness or plumpness. satiric adj. seignior n. Scriptural adj. ruth n. sediment n. To regret extremely. ruffian adj. keep. Capable of being disjoined or divided. Partially conscious.
an attorney. Bearing resemblance to one another or to something else.com severance n. or adopt a singular or special course. done. stanchion n. Reasoning sound in appearance only. similar adj. specter n. unwilling to spend money. Extremely. To give a hissing sound to.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. Important. Curving in and out. stigma n. Lazy. sibilance n. A beleaguerment. Convulsive. sinus n. stanza n. as in pronouncing the letter s. severely adv. A body of sisters united by some bond of sympathy or by a religious vow. One of the extensive plains in Russia and Siberia. Uneasiness of mind occasioned by desire. or signs. One who settles on land without permission or right. Pertaining to the stars. Of degraded character or nature. Sol n. The entertainment of doubt concerning something. statistician n. commonly one kept for breeding. soluble adj. spontaneous adj. siege n. or fear. as in a fluid. A small dagger. statuette n. An instrumental composition. A band of six singers or players. Incentive. sophisticate v. specialize v. pose. specious adj. spurious adj. ordinance. To draw or be drawn into wrinkles. Multiplied by six. Desultory fighting between advanced detachments of two armies. A classificatory group of animals or plants subordinate to a genus. Made with a hissing sound. Wanting in resource. sibilate v. hot winds from Africa. or thickness of any substance or material. stipend n. or executive ability. staid adj. speculator n. Plausible. Absolute. siren n. An employment limited to one particular line of work. Strictness. energy. The art of conducting state affairs. Imitate. stagnate v. To smother. anxiety. To make less complex or difficult. bed. stagnation n. somber adj. stimulant n. A false argument understood to be such by the reasoner himself and intentionally used to deceive sophistical adj. spinous adj. A token of remembrance. Having the grace. Of a steady and sober character. One who represents a client in court of justice. stagnant adj. or other metal. steppe n. A concealed manner of acting. Separation. Exceptionally brave. souvenir n. One of a class of persons or things regarded as representative of the class. Genuine. . spectator n. sisterhood n. solicitude n. sphericity n. Anything that rouses to activity or to quickened action. spherometer n. squalid adj. sophism n. The principles or the practice of the Stoics-being very even tempered in success and failure. The quality of curving in and out. simultaneous adj. To assume an individual or specific character. but also a chance of profit. squatter n. Apparition. stagy adj. A comparison which directs the mind to the representative object itself. stealth n. sinecure n. Witchcraft. Oppressive drowsiness. To deprive of simplicity of mind or manner. sirocco n. Fallacious. sonorous adj. similitude n. actions. sophistry n. stingy adj. soliloquy n. Any position having emoluments with few or no duties. skirmish n. Having spines. To burn slightly or superficially. Tending to produce sleep. statecraft n. especially as pointing something out. stellar adj. The condition of not flowing or not changing. or law. simplify v.FreeVocabulary. singe v. silver. or quietude of a statue. somniferous adj. A contraction of any material into less bulk or dimension. Not moving. Thinly diffused. Vivacious. socialism n. sparse adj. solicitor n. somnolent adj. shrill outcry or scream. signification n. The state or condition of being a sphere. A natural or artificial layer. An opening or cavity. shrewd adj. A definite amount paid at stated periods in compensation for services or as an allowance. One who doubts any statements. Capable of being dissolved. A theory of civil polity that aims to secure the reconstruction of society. Evil. sluggard n. A sharp. sinister adj. solace n. as in a pool. Of a small importance or significance. or a pair of bars. Sleepy. Cheap. a small light boat propelled by oars. Having a theatrical manner. Spartan adj. species n. Expressing no power of feeling or perceiving. An uncastrated male horse. Similarity. sextet n. specimen n. The meaning conveyed by language. solvent adj. stringency n. Any authoritatively declared rule. Having sufficient funds to pay all debts. A body having nearly the form of a sphere. significant adj. stolid adj. streamlet n. solder n. soothsayer n. sextuple adj. Arising from inherent qualities or tendencies without external efficient cause. spheroid n. copper. stature n. stifle v. statute n. stationary adj. A mark of infamy or token of disgrace attaching to a person as the result of evildoing. An image formed by rays of light or other radiant energy. stimulate v. or existing at the same time. Any violation of established rules or customs. Any clever trick or device for obtaining an advantage. specie n. To pursue inquiries and form conjectures. Inclining or tending to one side. To quarrel. especially when designedly deceptive. One who is skilled in collecting and tabulating numerical facts. A vertical bar. statics n. sibilant adj. One who beholds or looks on. simulate v. sordid adj. static adj. sidelong adj. sidereal adj. stimulus n. Importance. stratum n. One who claims to have supernatural insight or foresight. A woman's or boy's voice of high range. A poem of fourteen decasyllabic or octosyllabiclines expressing two successive phrases. sterling adj. Stoicism n. Resonant. specialty n. Rivulet. spinster n. sheer adj. solstice n. slothful adj. shuffle n. decree. described by Homer as dwelling between the island of Circe and Scylla. Pertaining to the sun. mean. Not flowing: said of water. Occurring. An instrument for measuring curvature or radii of spherical surfaces. skeptic n. simile n. A coin or coins of gold. To rouse to activity or to quickened action. rigorously severe. Usually. sonata n. speculate v. One who advocates reconstruction of society by collective ownership of land and capital. A narrow passage of water connecting two larger bodies of water. sociology n. squabble v. soprano n. sprightly adj. A figurine. A trick or feat so deftly done that the manner of performance escapes observation. spectrum n. The sun. sonnet n. socialist adj. skepticism n. sinuosity n. A person habitually lazy or idle. significance n. or calamity. A fusible alloy used for joining metallic surfaces or margins. One who makes an investment that involves a risk of loss. solecism n. A sea-nymph. strait n. A group of rimed lines. shrivel v. The natural height of an animal body. Comfort in grief. statuesque adj. Gloomy. Not genuine. Pertaining to or designating bodies at rest or forces in equilibrium. The branch of mechanics that treats of the relations that subsist among forces in order. stiletto n. soldier n. shriek n. sorcery n. used to confine cattle in a stall. The time of year when the sun is at its greatest declination. The philosophical study of society. solar adj. shiftless adj. sinuous adj. A woman who has never been married. Characterized by skill at understanding and profiting by circumstances. caused by agony or terror. somnolence n. stallion n. sociable adj. sleight n. skiff n. A person engaged in military service. To become dull or inert. A hissing sound. shrinkage n. Having a dirty. SAT math and more free at www. trouble. slight adj. A monologue. poverty-stricken appearance. A mixing or changing the order of things. Inclined to seek company. spasmodic adj. usually forming one of a series of similar divisions in a poem. Pertaining to stars or constellations. stratagem n.
Being. Juicy. One who or that which is substituted for or appointed to act in place of another. Any maneuvering or adroit management for effecting an object. suspicious adj. submersion n. To add in addition to what has been added. or import. sympathetic adj. technic adj. tactician n. Having a dark hue. suspension n. Situated beneath the tongue. symmetrical adj. sylph n. Direction and management. To conjecture. supposition n. Knowing and understanding only the ordinary and the obvious. tableau n. or the like. Evasion. suppress v. Exhibiting haughty and careless contempt. systematic adj. Characterized by a harmonious or agreeable mingling of sounds. tacit adj. Touching. submittal n. subsequent adj. subaquatic adj. Well-balanced. subtrahend n. The coalescence of two vowels or syllables. superfluity n. subconscious adj.com stringent adj. Clandestine. trade. superheat v. sufficiency n. subterranean adj. superlative n. Disinclined to conversation. One who or that which takes the place of a predecessor or preceding thing. Marked by a harmonious or agreeable mingling of sounds. Consisting of that which is uttered in a single vocal impulse. Perceptible by touch. teem v. Lying on the back. designed for ornamental hangings. submission n. syllabic adj. Food. An additional amount charged. tack n. sympathize v. A yielding to the power or authority of another. Something peculiar to a particular art. taxidermy n. To conquer. The act of submitting. Having a fellow-feeling for or like feelings with another or others. surveyor n. subvert v. The act of submerging. subside v. subservient adj. tantamount adj. symphony n. lecture. successful adj. sublingual adj. Discriminating. To prevent from being disclosed or punished. Having or showing devotion to the acquisition of knowledge. but without attendant consciousness or conscious perception. surfeit v. The act of submerging. The knowledge relating to industries and manufactures. That part of anything that is in excess of what is needed. susceptible adj. Somewhat sharp or biting. technology n. To lessen or destroy the luster of in any way. The scientific description or study of human arts and industries in their historic development. syndicate n. Outline of a subject. To be maintained or sustained. supplicate v. especially of some work or movement. A favorable or prosperous course or termination of anything attempted. To give an appearance of foolishness to. The act of bringing into a state of submission. surety n. Fine or ready mental discernment shown in saying or doing the proper thing. stupor n. by government. To be full to overflowing. superb adj. especially of those in authority or influence. tangible adj. taciturn adj. A mere youth. subacid adj. A hanging from a support. tannery n. suffuse v. tangency n. Thought-transference. suasion n. To have the charge and direction of. technography n. submerge v. That which is to be subtracted. To accomplish what is attempted or intended. superintendent n. To extend opposite to. sumptuous adj. A servile flatterer. superadd v. supplementary adj. One who asks humbly and earnestly. That which is uttered in a single vocal impulse. supernatural adj. Stretched tight. Sumptuously elegant. stultify v. To overcome by force of will. surmount v. To beg. Uncertainty. An ample or adequate supply. swarthy adj. syneresis n. Caused miraculously or by the immediate exercise of divine power. synchronism n. surcharge n. formed. Being or occurring in the mind. . Servilely following another's behests. sufferance n. subsistence n. superabundance n. Supernatural. To take the place of. symphonic adj. Having reached a high degree of worldly prosperity. or condition of being servilely following another's behests. Conjecture. subtend v. A forcible putting or keeping down. Following in time. Situated or occurring below the surface of the earth. A harmonious or agreeable mingling of sounds. A syllabus or summary. Division of words into that which is uttered in a single vocal impulse. subordinate adj. especially of some work or movement. subsist v. To displace. suppression n. synonym n. telepathy n. A luxurious person. A levy. stripling n. sycophant n. success n. A place where leather is tanned. effect. Simultaneousness. studious adj. succumb v. synopsis n. An ecclesiastical council. superficial adj. Capable of being put underwater. Inclined to doubt or mistrust. supplant v. subservience n. A slender. The state of touching. The art or process of preserving dead animals or parts of them. suave adj. Belonging to an inferior order in a classification. suggestive adj. Superfluous. superfluous adj. Toleration. Security for payment or performance. summary n. Being an addition to. An overthrow. or degree. done. A fabric to which a pattern is applied with a needle. One who directs affairs with skill and shrewdness. Smooth and pleasant in manner. subjugate v. Sustenance.FreeVocabulary. technique n. sustenance n. Solid. Methodical. of a fixed contribution. Manner of performance. symphonious adj. SAT math and more free at www. Concise. supernumerary adj. taut adj. submergence n. syllable n. An association of individuals united for the prosecution of some enterprise. submarine adj. technicality n. supplicant n. To encircle. successor n. To share the sentiments or mental states of another. especially a dark or sunburned complexion. Understood. symmetry n. The quality. Being more than is needed. synod n. That can be suggested. subversion n. surreptitious adj. tapestry n. To heat to excess. submersible adj. tactics n. surrogate n. subliminal adj. supramundane adj. To feed to fullness or to satiety. The right or privilege of voting. A specific capability of feeling or emotion. An excessive amount. To bring to ruin. substantive adj. Being beneath the threshold of consciousness. An abstract. Situated directly underneath. Sybarite n. succinct adj. superannuate v. Rigid. To place or plunge under water. suppressible adj. One who has the charge and direction of. or treatise. stupendous adj. syllabication n. Rich and costly. Easily under a specified power or influence. supercilious adj. Stimulating to thought or reflection. subjacent adj. character. To become deteriorated or incapacitated by long service. subtle adj. Profound lethargy. suggestible adj. suffrage n. or operating under water. A land-measurer. Having equal or equivalent value. surmise v. An arrangement of inanimate figures representing a scene from real life. Capable of being suppressed. subjection n. tarnish v. A word having the same or almost the same meaning as some other. Existing. Relative proportion and harmony. Of prodigious size. susceptibility n. succulent adj. as from the foundation. Technical. To tease. surround v. graceful young woman or girl. suspense n. supine adj. course. To cease to resist. A small sharp-pointed nail. Easily bent. or operating beneath the surface of the sea. That which is of the highest possible excellence or eminence. bulk. tangent adj. tantalize v. subterfuge n. supersede v. superintendence n. supple adj. syllabus n. tact n.5000 Collegiate Words with Brief Definitions – Amass an Ivy League Vocabulary! 7-CD Edition: All you have to do is listen 15 minutes a day for 4 weeks to absorb 5000 words. To relapse into a state of repose and tranquility. as e'er for ever. succeed v. superintend v. To cover or fill the surface of. The act of persuading. taxation n.
An essay or treatise on a particular subject. Wrongful. tempt v. theological adj. To speculate. Of or pertaining to heat. Passage from one place. tortious adj. treasonable adj.com telephony n. To change in nature. transact v. The property or state of allowing the passage of light. To come to pass. termination n. Any opinion. transposition n. Marked by extreme suffering. theorist n. tolerant adj. Forbearance in judging of the acts or opinions of others. torturous adj. Belief in God. Harangue. Allowing the passage of light. Triply. Titanic adj. or form. An occupant. transcend v. The art of representing on a map the physical features of any locality or region with accuracy. Directed toward knowledge for its own sake without respect to applications. triple adj. or breech of allegiance. substance. tolerate v. transference n. or plighted faith. The state of being triple or threefold. A grotesque imitation. To write over again (something already written) transcript n. 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Greatest Common Factor (of 75 and 100) Find ALL (including nonprime) factors of both. 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. 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. 75: 3. (11 and higher is covered by checking 9 and lower) Least Common Multiples (LCM) LCM of 10 and 12: 10 • 12 = 120. …. 1. …-3. but if answers are in fractions. -2. 4. 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. Multiply across. and 25 is larger. and d are negative.3. now on DVD. 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.) Integers BETWEEN –2 and + 2 (-1. 7. Not free for commercial or online use.com . 2. Dividing No common denominator needed. 2008.0 . 48. 50. Between vs. 31. 5. 25.D. Fractions. FreeVocabulary. 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. 100 can also be factored as: 10 • 10 2•5 •2•5 giving the same prime factors as above. 1) is not the same as integers > -2 and < 2 (-2.4. Ph. 1. 40. a) 75 b) 50 c) 30 d) 25 e) 5 Only 25 and 5 are factors of 75 and 100. (3=6/2 add to ½) www.then 10. 60 60 is Least Common Multiple. d is negative) Prime Numbers A number divisible by ONLY itself and 1. 20.FreeVocabulary. Fractions. it’s easier to stay with fractions. 30. but because a – b ≠ b – a. Odd/Even Operations There are rules: Odd number + Even number = Odd number ALWAYS. c. and a÷b≠ b÷a watch subtraction and division order in tricky word problems. 29. 11. 5. 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. If the result of a • b• c • d is negative then? (one OR three of a. 25 100: 2. 17. the product is positive.8. 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. -1. but NOT all factors. 2). 15. but missed the nonprime factors 25 and 50. b.5. 13. counting the first. List multiples of each: 10. 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. Prime numbers: 2 (the only EVEN prime number) 3.com for a free list of 5000 SAT words with brief definitions. 60. 3 … Negative Numbers Left of zero on number line. 70 12. 10. Multiplying NO common denominator needed.9. c. Find ALL (nonprime) factors by multiplying prime factors.. Integers Positive & negative whole numbers and ZERO. don’t worry about order of addition or multiplication. The SAT often has these positive/negative questions backwards. For SAT reading see my site: 2 + 2 = 4 (even number) SAME IDEA. -1 • -1 • -1 • -1 is POSITIVE ONE Negative number or any other ODD number of negatives → Negative Dividing is the same as multiplication. ← 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. 23. FLIP second or bottom fraction then MULTIPLY. -1. Both trees missed 4 and 20. 0. which includes –2 and 2. shows how to solve hard SAT math with these notes. 36. If ALL a. Including And other tricking wordings of between or including (inclusive. Adding/Subtracting Common denominator (bottom) needed. On multiple-choice questions. 1 2 3 8 11 − + − = −− + −− = −− 4 3 12 12 12 OR can be done on calculator (one divided by 4…). 19. 5. a multiple (good enough for adding fractions) but not necessarily the least. 20.SAT Math Notes By Steve Baba. b. 24. FREE for individual or classroom use. 0.7.6..
FreeVocabulary. Note the “part” is more than the whole if increased. b) for the number of students: a • 70 + b • 80 −−−−−−−−−−−− a+b May (sometimes) / Must (always) be true X is a positive integer. but very large or small percentages What (part) is . From the first sentence (underlined).6). Median: Number in middle when numbers ordered from smallest to largest. Part = Percent • Whole X = 50/100 • $15 = $7. The other class of 5 students has an average of 80. Since there is no single middle number. 17. shows how to solve hard SAT math with these notes.0015 Part = Percent • Whole X = .Part to Part. 2 = 20% Percent – Missing Whole (working backwards) 16 is what 20% of what? (part = 16. Part = Percent • Whole X = 150/100 • $10 = $15 Then reduce the $15 by 50%.0015 • 60 X = . Halfway between or the average is 16. Median of 10. do to the other side.25 8 Difficult weighted average questions use variables (a. X2 > X MAY be true if X=2. But MUST be true is FALSE. . no whole The ratio of apples to oranges is 3 to 2.5 Change the whole or base when doing multiple percent changes. Percent .15%) Multiple (usually 2) percent changes A store buys cakes wholesale for $10. 10 and 20 is 5. Ratios . now on DVD. One false example (a counter example) proves a MUST (be true) FALSE. What is the average for the school? (It’s NOT 75. Assume ALL 5 five in second class got exactly 80. switch inequality sign.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%. A week-old cake costs? (It’s NOT $10) Solve as TWO separate problems. and adds 50% to get the fresh-cake retail price.15% of 60 (whole)? ↑ Note the decimal point . This second part is just a simple (50%) percent decrease problem. There are 15 apples.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% . 13. whole = 80) Part = Percent • Whole 16 = X/100 • 80 X = 20 OR solve for decimal 16 = D • 80 D = . 11. Cubing Same as multiplying.15 • 60 X=9 Percents are the same as fraction questions: What (part) is 3/20 of 60 (whole)? Part = Fraction • Whole Percent . Mode of 5. Compute usual average: Sum of Terms −−−−−−−−−−−− = Number of Terms 70+70+70+80+80+80+80+80 −−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−− = 8 3 • 70 + 5 • 80 −−−−−−−−−−−− = 76. (½ ) 3 is 1 1 1 1 −• −• − = − 2 2 2 8 Average: Arithmetic Mean Sum of Terms −−−−−−−−−−−− Number of Terms Average 5. 5. but is (-8 < -6).2.Fractions. the store reduces the fresh-cake retail price by 50% and sells as week-old cakes. The $15 is now the new whole (sometimes call new “base”).Part from Whole What (part) is 15% of 60 (whole)? 15% = 15/100 or . If the cake does not sell in a week. and convert to percent by moving decimal point.com . Inequalities (X > 6) Like equalities (X = 6) anything done to one side of the equation. Weighted Average A class of 3 students has an average grade of 70. Median of an EVEN number of terms.15 y% = y/100 or move decimal point two spaces to convert: Part = Percent • Whole X = 15/100 • 60 OR X = . 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.Part from Whole.) Assume ALL 3 students in first class got exactly 70. Multiply by self. percent = 20%) Part = Percent • Whole 16 = 20/100 • X X = 80 Percent . 19 and 20? The two middle numbers are 13 and 19. This is a simple percent increase problem.15% = . 5. 20: 5+5+10+20 −−−−−−−−−− = 10 4 Mode: Most frequently occurring number. Percent . Squaring.15/100 or . 19 and 20 is 17. Median of 10. since X could equal 1. while for numbers greater than 1 the square is larger. One true example proves a MAY (be true) TRUE. EXCEPT when multiplying or DIVIDING by a NEGATIVE. (8 > 6) Multiply both sides by –1 is NOT: (-8 > .15/100 • 60 OR X = .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. 10. solve for the fresh-cake retail price. 1 1 1 (½ ) 2 = − • − = − 2 2 4 Note that ¼ is LESS than ½. the median is half way between the two middle numbers or the average of the two middle numbers.
5 inches on map is? keep inches on top ↓ ↓ 2/3 5 −− = −− . 40 MPH in morning driving to school.ba + b2 = a -2ab + b 2 2 Multiplying by Zero 0 times anything is 0.Part to Part. There is a total of 50 apples and oranges. but if not try guessing other first or last terms. If x goes up z times. and Total The ratio of apples to oranges is 3 to 2. there are 16 pears or 18/16 or 9/8. 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). 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. Distance Rate • Time = Distance 20 MPH • 2 Hours = 40 miles Average MPH. x = 3 or x = 5 Factoring Polynomials FOIL backwards ↓ zero here x2 + 3x + 2 = 0 Guess first terms that multiply to x2: (x +__) (x + __) = 0 Guess last terms that multiply to 2: (x + 2) (x + 1) = 0 Test to see if outer + inner multiplications add to 3x: 1x + 2x = 3x. 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 . 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. Then 2x is number of oranges. Two hours in afternoon. Assume the school is 40 miles away. This is used in factoring If (x-3)(x-5) = 0. Rates (MPH). At 40 MPH. (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. X = 10 You can put all apples on top or all apples on bottom. Direct Proportion Speed (X) Miles in 30 min (Y) 30 15 60 30 90 45 In general y = kx . y must be 1/z to keep k constant. shows how to solve hard SAT math with these notes. The ratio of oranges to pears is 3 to 4. Can also be done with algebra: Let 3x be number of apples. On multiple choice problems work backward from answers. Rate Fast. Slow. 80 miles/3 hours=26 2/3 MPH FOIL multiplication First. (x-3) and/or (x-5) = 0. where x is the multiple of the original ratio. With 18 apples. What is the ratio of apples to pears? It’s NOT 3 to 4. Can also be solved by finding 1 inch = 15 miles and multiplying by 5 (inches). keep apples on top ↓ ↓ 3 18 − = −− 2 X . inner. 80 miles round trip. X must equal 100° because it’s opposite of 100° AND also because x + y on one side of a line must equal 180°. using the above common inverse proportions. What is average MPH? Do NOT average 20 and 40 for 30. outer. what is distance in 30 minutes? Keep speed on top ↓ ↓ 30 40 − = −− . If a • b = 0 then a and/or b (one or both) is zero. Only one answer works. Ratios – Inches to Miles On a map 2/3 of an inch represents 10 miles. Any number works. k is a constant as x increases. X = 75 10 X ↑ ↑ keep miles on bottom. y decreases keeping k constant. 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. Rearranging: y = k/x and x = k/y k = 3600 in this example Common Inverse Proportions: If x doubles. but don’t mix in one equation. Now oranges on top ↓ ↓ 3 12 − = −−− 4 Y Solve for Y = 16 ↑ ↑ keep pears on bottom. Ratios .com . Solve for X = 12 ↑ ↑ keep oranges on bottom With 18 apples there are 12 oranges. Multiple Ratios The ratio of apples to oranges is 3 to 2. 20 MPH in afternoon traffic. now on DVD. Given one angle is 100°: y 100° x y must equal 80° to add up to 180° along a line. If x triples. Do one ratio at a time: Assume 18 apples. FreeVocabulary. 3x + 2x = 50.ab . 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.Cross-multiply to solve for X if answer not obvious. but pick a multiple of 3 that will divide evenly to avoid fractions. One hour in morning. y must half to keep k constant. Most inverse proportions can be done without calculating k. It does. y must be 1/3 to keep k constant.
This 3-4-5 Triangle is half the size of the larger 6-8-10 similar triangle. ― +.60° . + +. 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° .60° s s Three equal sides (s) ↔ Three equal angles.2 y = 2x + 1 .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. what is the probability of picking a clean shirt? (It’s not 5/15. -x if x is originally negative 5 = 5 and -5 = 5 Absolute value is used for “within” problems: Adam (a = Adam’s age) does not date women (w = date’s age) more than two years older or younger than himself.y) (x. 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). FreeVocabulary. One similar triangle can be larger than other. Polygons: Interior Angles (number of sides – 2) • 180° Triangles (3 sides) = 180° Rectangles (4 • 90°) = 360° Same for square or ANY 4 sided figure. height and side of triangle base Number of OK Outcomes −−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−− Total Number of Outcomes Page 4 My Advanced SAT Math Seminar. Randomly picking a shirt in the dark. 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. but one is larger or smaller than other. Use ratio to solve. which is 20 (15 dirty + 5 clean). Isosceles Triangles s x Congruent Same shape (angles) AND same size (lengths).y) x ←Negative Positive → ―. 5 3 4 10 6 30° .+ (x. now on DVD. All Xs and Ys are equal.com . in general y = mx + b ↑ ↑ slope y-intercept When x = 0 (on the y axis).45° .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 . all others can be found. and either slope (m) or the yintercept (b) can be used to find the other (m or b) using y=mx + b. shows how to solve hard SAT math with these notes. Contrast with similar shapes with have the same shape (angles) but not same size (lengths). the ratio of clean to dirty shirts) First find the total number of outcomes. 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. OK Outcomes 5 1 −−−−−−−−−− = −− = −− Total Outcomes 20 4 Coordinates Both x and y y are positive Positive ↓ ―. 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. and 180°/3 = 60°. All 60° because every triangle is 180°. 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 sides are proportional. Given any one angle. ― (x.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.60°. y = b (the y-intercept) A point on a line (x and y).Parallel Lines: y x y x x y x y = 180-x Similar Triangles Have same angles.
2) makes a right triangle. Slopes.2) x Can also be solved. Some can be done on a calculator if the formula is given.4). How many? It’s NOT 15-9 or 6.2 If the line is clearly graphed.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. often it’s possible to easily count the rise and run between any two points for slope. For small numbers one can count 9.1) 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. 11. y y = 2x ← -2 the legs of the triangle are the change in x and the change in y. Counting Consecutive Integers (or consecutive tickets….1) or (3. but (1. The midpoint is (2. Given any two points (1. 14. (leg)2 + (leg)2 = (Hypotenuse)2 (1)2 + (2)2 = (h)2 5 = (h)2 _ √5 = h Midpoint of a line segment. as a backup method or check. But the curve shifts left by two. 12. Either (1.1) is shown below. FreeVocabulary.) 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. 13. finding y. Shifting graphs With any function adding (subtracting) OUTSIDE the function moves the graph up (down). shows how to solve hard SAT math with these notes.Slope: Rise/Run increase in y/increase in x y ↑ Rise ↑ 1 the line previously used.2) and (3.1) to (3. Negative.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). 10. by letting a=2 and solving. the exponent can be distributed: (ab)k = akbk x ← Tickets number 9 through 15 were sold today. Positive y Slope + 1 x Slope – 1 y = 2(x+2) Slopes.com .” but the result is the same. 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. One can also do these pointby-point by picking a value for x. The SAT often tests for these counterintuitive shifts. X = 0 in the new function gives the same result as x = 2 in the original. Take the simplest function: y = 2x. 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 .3) and (0. y (1. 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. add exponents a3 • a2 = (a • a • a) • ( a • a ) = a5 = 3+2 a Subtracting (not adding) inside the function shifts to the right. Adding 2 AFTER/OUTSIDE THE FUCTION 2x moves the line up 2 to the new yintercept of 2. Exponents – Multiplication same base. Page 5 My Advanced SAT Math Seminar.1) choose a third point to make a right triangle by taking the x from one point and the y from the other point. Exponents – Division same base.1) (3. now on DVD. and plotting to see which way the curve shifts. Subtract (15-9) AND add 1 to count the first ticket sold for 7. Graphing the triangle may be skipped. The midpoint of (1. 15 for 7 tickets sold.
BA. BAC. Divide by 2. 2 students play both chess and football. drawn above outside the circle for easier comparison. Multiply 3 • 2 = 6. isolate a: a = 3 . BC. How many students? It’s not 5+4 = 9. BBA…. but wants to take 2 of the 3 on a trip. If Jane can rewear the dresses multiple times. To find the area of a sector. Circles ∏ (pi) = 3. Hard SAT questions may add oddball conditions such as Jane can’t wear dress A on the first night. Page 6 My Advanced SAT Math Seminar. How many possibilities are there? For easy problems with a small number of outcomes. ACB. Multiply 3 • 3 • 3 = 27.14 times the radius. But there are two ordering of each combination. 4 students play football. 2 options for the second dress (the two remaining dresses).000 free SAT vocabulary words.FreeVocabulary. CA. AND 3 possibilities for the second dress and 3 possibilities for the third dress. Multiply 3 • 2 • 1 = 6. 60°/360 ° = 1/6. Likewise (AC and CA) and (BC and CB).). For a cube all three sides are the same. Simplifying Square Roots __ ______ _ √50 = √25 • 2 = 5√2 _____ _ √ a2 • b = a √ b www.14 times the diameter not the radius. 2a + 6b = 10 2a + 4b = 6 ---------------2b = 4 b=2 Replace b in any equation to solve for a. Multiply 2 • 3 • 3 = 18. the possibilities can be written: ABC. (2!) In general divide by the number of permutations (orderings) of the chosen (smaller) group. Add sets. CAB. 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. Cross out the duplicates. which is its factorial. BCA. When printing. because this double counts the students who play both. then she could wear the same dress three times (AAA. Arcs are fractions of the total circle’s circumference. OR there are 3 options for the first dress and. To find the length of an arc. Solving 2 equations: a + 2b = 3 2a + 6b = 10 Multiply both sides of first equation by 2 and subtract from the second equation. Because of repeated selections. Combinations: Choosing unordered groups Again. try unchecking the “fit to page” option. FreeVocabulary. (This is three factorial or 3!) Oddball selections A different question may have unlimited (re)selection of choices. you get a square box larger then the circle.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. Or in first equation. how many possibilities? For easy problems with a small number of outcomes. drawn above outside the circle for easier comparison. Wearing a different dress on three different nights.com . slices) are fractions of the entire circle’s area. shows how to solve hard SAT math with these notes. note that AB and BA are the same combination. 2 options for the second night (the two remaining dresses) and 1 option for the last night (the one remaining dress). you can see that you will only get halfway around the circle Area = ∏ R2 Remember it’s the radius squared. BBB or CCC) wear a dress twice (AAB. find the area of the total circle and multiply by the fraction. If you square the diameter. B. Double counting 5 students play chess.14 approximately Diameter = 2 Radius diam Circumference = ∏ D = ∏ 2R length around entire circle Remember it’s 3. find the circumference of the total circle and multiply by the fraction (1/6 or 60/360 in this example). PDF file of these Math Notes is on my site for free: 60° B Sectors (wedges. Check with a and b in the other equation. A Volume = Length • width • height It does not matter which side is called height or width as long as you multiply all three. But instead of saying 1/6 of a circle. AC. Jane has 3 dresses. subtract intersection. and C). (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.B. there are 3 possibilities for the first dress. not the diameter squared. or C). questions will say 60°.com in addition to 5. CB But before you answer six. possibilities can be written: AB. CBA OR there are 3 options for the first night (A. Arcs and Sectors of Circles are just fractions of circles.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. It’s 5+4-2 = 7. If you take 3. now on DVD. Sets. Do as above but with only two possibilities for the first night. A total circle is 360 °.
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