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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.

buoyancy n. A member of one of the three tribes that dwelt in the land of Canaan. cadenza n. Joyous. The place where Christ was crucified. a bit. bungle v. An animal having two feet. blaspheme v. botanize v. calumny n. A slightly receding bay between headlands. callosity n. bustle v. To await. bulwark n. brethren n. The state of being hard and insensible. To strike with or as with the head. by-law n. To expurgate in editing (a literary composition) by omitting words or passages. Spiritual or social fellowship or solidarity. The quality of frankness or outspokenness. came n. A disagreeable. caitiff adj. cadence n. buffoon n. A privilege or possession into which one is born. Sulfur. bullock n. Full of offensive and aggressive self-conceit. gild. Any one of various tall rush-like plants growing in damp ground or water. A horizontal framework with two handles at each end for carrying a corpse to the grave. A chest of drawers for clothing. To make of or ornament with brass. To teach or imbue with the doctrines of Calvinism. Britannia n. To wave. or like a bulb. Government by departments of men transacting particular branches of public business. bight n. A cup or glass filled to the brim.com bibliophile n. The science that treats of plants. illustrative of the passion of love. A women's ornamental corset-shaped laced waist. shake. bristle n. blemish n. blithe adj. etc. To support. cant v. To make brilliant or shining. blazon v. A mark that mars beauty. broach v. That may be estimated by reckoning. brazier n. The buttocks. brigadier n. especially that of the Irish people. etc. Resembling a corpse. A leaden sash-bar or grooved strip for fastening panes in stained-glass windows. Power or tendency to float on or in a liquid or gas. bowler n. bombard v. The science of life or living organisms. Showing abundance. low mountain. or phrase characteristic of Great Britain or the British. 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A number of persons secretly united for effecting by intrigue some private purpose. brogue n. An embellishment or flourish. A subordinate officer of a vessel. Water saturated with salt. and shells. brevity n. A conspicuous hill. or attempt to do so. bombardier n. brooch n. A plant that produces leaves and roots the first year and flowers and fruit the second. buttress n. and character. harsh. or natural turret. bumptious adj. Fragile. Inflated or extravagant language. bureaucracy n. citizen or freeman of a borough burgh. Canaanite n. blasé adj. especially on unimportant subjects. or the like. bombs. a frontier. A body of troops consisting of two or more regiments. or flourish triumphantly or defiantly. An article of jewelry fastened by a hinged pin and hook on the underside. bole n. as to the taste. Disseminated far and wide. To impose on or dupe by flattering speech. or discordant sound or combination of sounds or tones. or a legal obligation. A loud harsh sound. campaign n. Calvinism n. generally isolated. cajolery n. cajole v. for the first time. borough n. Rude. A complete series of connected military operations. Delusive speech. buffoonery n. preaching tone with affected solemnity. Anything that gives security or defense. as something wrong. To make widely or generally known. breach n. A word. A clown. as a flax or cotton. brine n. bodily adj. bigamist n. Speaking two languages. Acridity. bumper n. The crime of marrying any other person while having a legal spouse living. brotherhood n. braze v. The system of doctrine taught by John Calvin. or the like. Hillside. brokerage n. Fond of drinking. Noisily or offensively loud or clamorous. boorish adj. bide v. Low drollery. butt v. Bowdlerize v. A dark reddish-brown. To indulge in profane oaths. Cheerful. burnish v. bilingual adj. formed by a long curve of a coast-line. butte n. brogan n. To talk in a singsong. bombast n. One who trains horses. profession. A vivid glowing flame. cacophony n. bountiful adj. In cricket. boatswain n. brigade n. Desolate. bier n. bronchus n. bravo interj. Straightforward. One who has two spouses at the same time.5000 Collegiate Words with Brief Definitions – Amass an Ivy League Vocabulary! 7-CD Edition: All you have to do is listen 15 minutes a day for 4 weeks to absorb 5000 words. a broker. A bibliographical sketch or notice. bomb n. Without experience of the world. Objects of curiosity or for decoration. and the reins. or a line of coast by hostile forces. calculable adj. Cowardly. A person who has charge of mortars. An inhabitant. Calvinize v. Calvary n. Any dialectic pronunciation of English. the player who delivers the ball. buoyant adj. A round pod or seed-capsule. Members of a brotherhood. bolster v. To weary by tediousness or dullness. candor n. botany n. To place the products or merchandise of under a ban. boisterous adj. as in poetry or the time and pace of marching troops. or horns. Inflammation of the bronchial tubes. callow adj. bleak adj. anchors. biograph n. blatant adj. Briticism n. To hurry. General officer who commands a brigade. Two-sided. A treasurer. Connected with the study or cultivation of plants. bulrush n. calorie n. Shortness of duration. bray n. as a sword or spear. burgher n. A hollow projectile containing an explosive material. blaze n. association. One of the coarse. brandish v. biology n. lawful right. Amount of heat needed to raise the temperature of 1 kilogram of water 1 degree centigrade. An incorporated village or town. bridle n. candid adj. Of. canon n. Any small engraved or carved work in relief. bulbous adj. blithesome adj. A rule or law adopted by an association. bilateral adj. bore v. . cabal n. breaker n. A vain boaster. broadcast adj. cadaverous adj. coarse jokes. brittle adj. A Spanish dance. To overwhelm. bolero n. An open pan or basin for holding live coals. canine adj. cabinet n. breech n. 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The boundary-line of a circle. eloquence. clangor n. caprice n. Judging severely or harshly. carrion n. To purify by affliction. claimant n. To cause to shrink. colloquial adj. The dead body of an animal. as of arms. caution. and practice of the Roman Catholic Church. An acute epidemic disease. chagrin n. annoyance. A college student. To change into a clot or a jelly. check v. caucus n. Indirect or roundabout expression. or bells. chastity n. Taking notice. as of right. and differences. One of the divisions of an extended poem. Universal prevalence or acceptance. books. cognizant adj. Pertaining to. colossus n. as distinguished from a common-law court. as by excellence. An associate in professional employment. or the like. caustic adj. clement adj. censorious adj. collier n. cession n. comely adj. coerce v. Sarcastic and severe. The knightly system of feudal times with its code. A supplement adding to. Having the property of consistency. The division of society on artificial grounds. Taking place at the same time. To sail quite around. Having the sails set for sailing as close to the wind as possible. To calculate arithmetically. To name in baptism. A yawning hollow. relating to. coercion n. Keen vexation. Indicating or expressing a cause. Any strikingly great person or object. centiliter n. . Akin. colleague n. Christ n. circumscribe v. censor n. causal adj. The part of the town or district in which the troops are quartered. Catholicism n. by chance. An official numbering of the people of a country or district. A distinctive feature. Intuitive sagacity or perception. carnage n. The negative pole or electrode of a galvanic battery. The department of an army charged with the provision of its food and water and daily needs. Eating or living on flesh. To labor or cooperate with another or others. A secret agreement for a wrongful purpose. cardiac adj. Appealing strongly to the reason or conscience. capillary n. choral adj. coddle v. carouse v. fall in. evening dress. To pass title to. moral or physical. characterize v. To render intelligible. cataract n. chastise v. by chemical action. That may or can collapse. To stick together. casualty n. circumspect adj. chameleon adj. Belonging. Funny. centurion n. Producing coagulation. capitulate v. chronometer n. cognate adj. choleric adj. intended for. Fit to be eaten. as in the earth's surface. Accidental. Urgent in complaint or demand. To correspond. To serve as a remembrance of. Observant of ritual. Mercy. coincide v. A castle or manor-house. collision n. cataclysm n. cartridge n. comical adj. Pertaining or peculiar to common speech as distinguished from literary. clarion n. cardinal adj. commingle v. Showing watchfulness. To meet and strike violently. etc. The act or process of coming together so as to form one body. One who makes a claim or demand. clearance n. A hundredth of a liter. One who makes or sells cloth or clothing. 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To arrange in a class or classes on the basis of observed resemblance. coalescence n. cessation n. To confine within bounds. To blend.

To coagulate. or result of committing. Pertaining to marriage. Relative. The inhabitants or voters in a district represented in a legislative body. or married persons. confederacy n. consonant adj. congeal v. Remorseful feeling. as in wrong-doing or with a wrong-doer. The state of being joined together. conduit n. conceive v. as candy. A guess. To be in collusion.FreeVocabulary. A companion or associate. A collective unanimous opinion of a number of persons. A person to whom goods or other property has been entrusted. comprehensive adj. or agreement. A stream that unites with another. complement v. To force into military service. A musical composition. concerto n. conservatory n. The state or quality of being in accord with. confiscate v. comparison n. One who entrusts. contemporary adj. conformity n. compute v. consign v. Expression of sympathy with a person in pain. connote v. complaisance n. Correspondence in form. To consider thoughtfully. A rival. 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The faculty in man by which he distinguishes between right and wrong in character and conduct. To put something. To overcome by force. confide v. occurring. Proximity. constellation n. The state or feeling of trust in or reliance upon another. mental image or thought of. complicate v. Having kindred character or tastes. conservatism n. A disturbance or violent agitation. An institution for instruction and training in music and declamation. To bind. A great fire. Tending to reconcile. especially in a perplexing manner. Large in scope or content. concordance n. competitive adj. To collect into a mass. contagion n. Examination of two or more objects with reference to their likeness or unlikeness. sorrow. condensation n. One who exerts oneself in opposition or rivalry. Restriction within limits or boundaries. . Agreeable. conduce v. difficult. and passion. etc. Living or existing at the same time. commute v. as of many buildings. conjugal adj. connubial adj. Designed for gradual destruction. confidant n. Aware that one lives. Qualified. One to whom secrets are entrusted. or admitted in response to a demand. Ability to know. Occurring or acting together. The state or condition of being joined together. To unite. concurrent adj. A violent shock to some organ by a fall or a sudden blow. comport v. confidence n. Tendency to adhere to the existing order of things. concord n. contemptible adj. SAT math and more free at www. consort n.com committal n.. especially one with thorough knowledge and sound judgment of art. consanguineous adj. conformation n. conclusive adj. To plot. One who has the right to vote at an election. contemporaneous adj. To remunerate. conductible adj. complacent adj. as by force or authority. conservative adj. or by using up. concur v. confinement n. conjecture n. Transmitting disease. complaisant adj. Contributing to an end. To make complex. composure n. consecutive adj. To encounter. Self-restraint with respect to desires. compliant adj. compulsion n. consul n. To ascertain by mathematical calculation. conjunction n. coniferous adj. or existing at the same time. contiguity n. A number of states or persons in compact or league with each other. An officer appointed to reside in a foreign city. complication n. feels. and thinks. Harmony. To pollute. constituency n. compact. confident adj. Harmonious. A spiritual advisor. Clearly visible. Being in agreement or harmony with. in place of. A constituent element or part. concede v. confederate n. Worthy of scorn or disdain. conspire v. Calmness. especially something less severe. A person with whom another confers. consensus n. or hard to deal with. appetites. A means for conducting something. Harmony. comprise v. marital rights. confront v. Coercion. consistency n. form. conformable adj. connoisseur n. condescend v. Something that is bought and sold. concession n. To come down voluntarily to equal terms with inferiors. continence n. conciliatory adj. Capable of being conducted or transmitted. console v. eating. conflagration n. To mean. Cone-bearing trees. conferee n. consummate v. Governed by moral standard. Joined together in pairs. contender n. contiguous adj. Self-flattering opinion. consecrate v. Constraint. Yielding. compensate v. To reveal in trust or confidence. component n. Adequate qualification or capacity. To bring to completion. conspirator n. To surrender. To agree. To set apart as sacred. or outline. conscience n. or the like. or use. contagious adj. a forest. An arbitrary assemblage or group of stars. Disdainful. Anything granted or yielded. competitor n. manner. Participation or partnership. commotion n. The place in which a consul transacts official business. chiefly to represent his country. 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General structure. compressible adj. contemplate v. constituent n. Sufficient to convince or decide. consumptive adj. confluent n. To bring about. or claim. Touching or joining at the edge or boundary. or the things so joined. compulsory adj. connive v. constable n. comparable adj. comprehension n. To combine into one body or system. concurrence n. competent adj. confluence n. Descended from the same parent or ancestor. To make complete. To appropriate (private property) as forfeited to the public use or treasury. condolence n. conscientious adj. To entrust. complex adj. Politeness. constrict v. consumption n. conspicuous adj. One who is united with others in a league. conjugation n. Living. confessor n.

covert adj. Having a crust-like shell. correlate v. corrosion n. covenant n. To summon or cause to assemble. either with or without the breaking of the skin. A proposition following so obviously from another that it requires little demonstration. cosmic adj. coquette n. A person having charge as of a library or museum. A winding motion. vigorously prosecuted.FreeVocabulary. restraining. Not predictable. counterpart n. To cut off or cut short. cosmos n. A minute particle of matter. credence n. cornucopia n. Plenteous. Like a circle. credible adj. Devoted to feasting. crawfish. A house or office used for transacting business. A placing opposite. corpulent adj. or adapting something to or for a special purpose. conversion n. Pertaining to a division of arthropods. curtail v. A criticism or critical review. Connected. crystallize v. cosmopolitan adj. crass adj. Exhibiting moral skepticism. corollary n. curator n. Permanence. Open to bribery. including astronomy. 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A small fissure. corroborate v. culprit n. cynical adj. Gradual decay by crumbling or surface disintegration. contrive v. corroboration n. SAT math and more free at www. criterion n. convenience n. Earthenware made from baked clay. A vehement desire. contrivance n. cranium n. as proof or conviction. Change from one state or position to another. A bruise. cursory adj. convertible adj. Recovering health after sickness. copious adj. continuous adj. operation. An agreement entered into by two or more persons or parties. contravene v. cosmogony n. containing lobsters. cosmology n. conversant adj. Easily deceived. Obese. coxswain n. crustaceous adj. contraposition n. Of or pertaining to cooking or the kitchen. covey n. corruptible adj. To oppose with an equal force. perfect in order and arrangement. Politeness originating in kindness and exercised habitually. Belonging to a corporation. A formal summary of fundamental points of religious belief. cryptogram n. 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A number or body of persons in some way associated or acting together. An ornamental molding running round the walls of a room close to the ceiling. A butter-making establishment. inventing. The act or ceremony of crowning a monarch. time. A flirt. A place for cremating dead bodies. A downward movement of the body by bending the knees. To recover after a sickness. crusade n. The world or universe considered as a system. Any concerted movement. Made to resemble something else. course n. Inferior crown denoting. Loss of purity or integrity. contributor n. A flock of quails or partridges. contort v. symbolizing peace and prosperity. To bruise by a blow. cosmopolitanism n. continuance n. Broken in spirit because of a sense of sin. The science that describes the universe. devising. creamery n. or prolonged without separation or interruption of sequence. The assertion of the opposite of that which has been said. Brave. A fleet and spirited horse. Contemptuous disregard of the requirements of rightful authority. Guilty. conveyance n. Curving like the segment of the globe or of the surface of a circle. That by which anything is transported. cosmography n. contradictory adj. The horn of plenty. cycloid adj. convalesce v. contusion n. Belonging or relating to the body as opposed to the mind. or development. countercharge v. A short thick stick used as a club. etc. One who steers a rowboat. crockery n. crabs. One who gives or furnishes. Contempt for the opinions of others and of what others value. corps n. To cause spasms in. To strengthen. A deep crack or fissure in the ice of a glacier. To crouch down tremblingly. corruption n. or governing influence over. Line of motion or direction. contumacy n. Coarse or thick in nature or structure. Inconsistent with itself. crevasse n. To move with a circling or winding motion. Any artificial covered channel for the passage of water through a bank or under a road. curable adj. To accuse in return. physical. To act in opposition to. convolve v. contribution n. Mutually involving or implying one another. Rebellious. counter-claim n. etc. crustacean adj. coronation n. according to its form. convoy n. courser n. cornice n. as through fear or shame. A young swan. contraband n. corporeal adj. coronet n. continuation n. convalescent adj. To ruin or destroy little by little. counterfeit adj. A cosmopolitan character. and abrupt in act or expression. A violent and abnormal muscular contraction of the body. To prevent or obstruct the operation of. contuse v. creamy adj. corpuscle n. or to good-fellowship in eating or drinking. corporal adj. cower v. Fitness. The skull of an animal. cursive adj. in common with others. Trade forbidden by law or treaty. compressed. daring adj. A protecting force accompanying property in course of transportation. craving n. To manage or carry through by some device or scheme. A rugged. critique n. culinary adj.

The change of endings in nouns and adj.or desirable. but denies supernatural revelation. One who proves in a convincing and conclusive manner. dejection n. speech. Contemptible. To remove the inhabitants from. deride v. decoy n. demonstrate v. decapod adj. The ten commandments. A mark for failure or bad conduct. deplorable adj. Diminution. for use as evidence in court. deforest v. or explicit statement or affirmation. depreciate v. goddess. To express disapproval or regret for. dendrology n. Like a tree. degenerate v. Capable of positive proof. Having gentle or courteous bearing or manner. as to another's opinion. delectable adj. deface v. The neglect or omission of a legal requirement. To find out the true words or meaning of. and there is no winner. denomination n. To deprive of water. deliquesce v. Testimony legally taken on interrogatories and reduced to writing. exhaustion. depress v. decimate v. deposition n. To strip the covering from. 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To disfigure. delude v. decent adj. declarative adj. deprave v. To make payment for. That which is agreeable to a fine taste. Subject to contention or dispute. Any application soothing to an irritable surface demurrage n. Inhabitant. deponent adj. manners. dedication n. Deepness. A speech recited or intended for recitation from memory in public. debut n. To represent by sketch or diagram. delectation n. deplete v. A length of ten meters. To dissolve gradually and become liquid by absorption of moisture from the air. . decagram n. Mistaken conviction. To clear of forests. morally or physically. decency n. Delightful to the taste or to the senses. especially morally bad. Fearless. To take or send away forcibly. essential . An unprincipled politician. To derive or draw as a conclusion by reasoning from given premises or principles. or dress. Carried on in resistance to aggression. depopulate v. To annihilate. 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Characterized by bold or insolent opposition. delusion n. demerit n. decorous adj. demagnetize v. demise n. datum n. Containing a formal. or odium. defamation n. To regard with grief or sorrow. degeneracy n. Capable of being maintained or justified. To dishearten. To ridicule. deflect v. deceitful adj. demulcent n. especially when more or less enduring. To regard or worship as a god. Moral fitness. A liquid and dry measure of 10 liters. delineate v. deformity n. Inclined to strong exhibition or expression of feeling or thoughts. deleterious adj. dauntless adj. decagon n. defalcate v. delicacy n. as by old age or some chronic infirmity. A day-laborer. A person against whom a suit is brought. Suitable for the occasion or circumstances. derivation n. A line of ten syllables. or is intended to allures into danger or temptation. debatable adj. derisible adj. deign v. To destroy a measurable or large proportion of. Death. To point out or publicly accuse as deserving of punishment. 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Falsehood. decalogue n. defer v. To press down. To take away honors or position from. declension n. demented adj. To deprive of something dishonestly. decorate v. or judgment. The act of declaring an action or person worthy of reprobation or punishment. Respectful submission or yielding. Anything that allures. demeanor n. Not having an adequate or proper supply or amount. denote v. demonstrator n. or waste. A becoming worse. dearth n. depth n. Enfeebled. A disfigurement. A god. A volume consisting of ten parts or books. Ten-footed or ten-armed.

descendent adj. To displease. disapprove v. Characterized by special tact in negotiations. disparity n. dislocate v. discriminate v. as a child. Interruption or intermission. Pertaining to teaching. To select or appoint. efficiency. desperado n. as that of wounds. To take away in such manner as to lessen value or estimation. One without regard for law or life. push off. Contemptible. despond v. diacritical adj. discredit v. A substance used to destroy the germs of infectious diseases. dictum n. either actually or for the time being. despot n. despair n. dilatory adj. precision. dexterity n. differentiate v. Utter hopelessness and despondency. diffusible adj. as something previously unknown or unperceived. To lose spirit. grandchild. discord n. digraph n. To cut apart or to pieces. courage. dilute v. One remarkable for tact and shrewd management. disjunctive adj. despite prep. diffusion n. To impair or injure the beauty. To regard with blame. dilapidated pa. diffident adj. detriment n. devious adj. diatomic adj. dilemma n. To deprive of any right privilege or power disengage v. To deprive of an inheritance. To put out of the proper or accustomed place. SAT math and more free at www. discomfit v. Disregard. dispensation n. Forms of speech collectively that are peculiar to the people of a particular district. Any severe and strict rule in which the judgment of the governed has little or no part. Neglecting or refusing to obey. discussion n. To take a different course. diplomat n. dispossess v. discreet adj. Grief-stricken. Fallen into decay or partial ruin. dishonest adj. dismount v. dries up or absorbs moisture. diplomacy n. desert v. diatribe n. discontinuance n. by its characteristic phenomena. diagnosis n. wish. To deprive of actual occupancy. A representative of one sovereign state at the capital or court of another. disinherit v. Transparent. 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To turn aside from the main subject and for a time dwell on some incidental matter. dispel v. differentia n. Tact. Out of the common or regular track. diffidence n. Something that causes damage. To disclaim responsibility for. Neglect or refusal to comply with an authoritative injunction. disputation n. as money from a fund. deterrent adj. Wanton and malicious mischief. disqualify v. Marking a difference. Denial. Debate. To take no notice of. Judicious. A situation in which a choice between opposing modes of conduct is necessary. especially of real estate. Verbal controversy. To withhold permission or sanction. connection with. displace v. shrewdness. despondent adj. etc. To debar. Disheartened. dishabille n. disarm v. Tending to cause delay. as a disease. disobedient adj. deteriorate v. To discern. Undress or negligent attire. Distinctive. Any remedy which. disinterested adj. 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In spite of. disarrange v. disinfect v. The act of moving or going downward. disavowal n. disbeliever n. disconsolate adj. Determination of the distinctive nature of a disease. discursive adj. Perceivable. discard v. To make more fluid or less concentrated by admixture with something. To frighten away. deviltry n. disfigure v. Self-distrust. One who holds high rank. A positive utterance. detrude v. designate v. differential adj. disallow v. disconnect v. To abandon without regard to the welfare of the abandoned desiccant n. An absolute and irresponsible monarch. diligence n. Cessation. as by authority. disrobe v. To deprive of peace or tranquility.FreeVocabulary. Poverty-stricken.com descendant n. To deprive of weapons. desistance n. To look upon with disfavor. dialect n. Religious. To throw down. Resorted to in a last extremity. Reduction. To unclothe. or loss. Opposite. To injure the reputation of. To disenchant. To put to confusion. Untrustworthy. To regard or speak of slightingly. disappoint v. One who refuses to believe. To pay out or expend. detract v. To disencumber. disinfectant n. Absence of harmoniousness. Dissimilarity in any respect. The state of being positively uncomfortable. To undo or dissolve the connection or association of. . difference n. To stain. Impartial. discountenance v. disappear v. devilry n. and ease in any physical activity or in any mechanical work. Any essential characteristic of a species by reason of which it differs from other species. Affected or possessed with self-distrust. Containing only two atoms. despotism n. The sound produced by combining two vowels in to a single syllable or running together the sounds. or as if prompted by utter despair. or otherwise remove from a horse or the like. To get first sight or knowledge of. desultory 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. Definitely limited or fixed. To fail to fulfill the expectation. dissect v. Obscurely. desist v. diaphanous adj. A bitter or malicious criticism. One who is descended lineally from another. or appearance of. desperate adj. disquiet v. A formal conversation in which two or more take part. symmetry. A superficial amateur. dialectician n. dilettante n. Careful and persevering effort to accomplish what is undertaken. Helping or serving to disconnect or separate. devout adj. Characteristic of the devil. descry v. or hope. disobedience n. To acquire a distinct and separate character. To distinguish. didactic adj. dialogue n.

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

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

proper. A going forth or departure from a place or country. facial adj. eureka Greek. or released. Fitted to serve as a model or example worthy of imitation. Speedy. To empty by draining off the contents. To cough up and spit forth. fallacy n. To invent fancifully or falsely. faction n. evert v. To diminish the gravity or importance of. Indicative. time. Land broken up and left to become mellow or to rest. evanescent adj. Capable of erring. A way or passage out. Formal presentation. extravagance n. To make manifest or evident. expatriate v. exterior n. To dispossess pursuant to judicial decree. factious adj. And so forth. Definite. . Extended widely in space. Free. Being no longer in existence. excitable adj. exemplify v. or the subjection of another to some necessity. That which is outside. fanciless adj. Amusing. Pertaining to a sudden and violent outbreak. Ultimate. The act or state of looking forward to as certain or probable. A person nominated by the will of another to execute the will. Undue expenditure of money. exempt adj. One who supports extreme measures or holds extreme views. Causing or tending to cause exhaustion. To surrender the custody of. extremist n. expulsion n. exhaustion n. expiate v. expectorate v. A reaching or stretching out. expanse n. Intensified emotion or action. facsimile n. Any unnatural addition. extradition n. Seeking the conversion of sinners. fabricate v. To call or summon forth. exigent adj. expend v. extremity n. Non-admission. as from some liability. expedite v. A figure of speech by which a phrase less offensive is substituted. expectancy n. Done or made without much or any preparation. outgrowth. expand v. exodus n. To relieve or vindicate from accusation. A model. SAT math and more free at www. scope. To drive from one's own country. Thorough and complete in execution. To cause to burst in pieces by force from within. exhaust v. Illogical. The laying out or expending or money or other resources. Increase of amount. Justifiable. execration n. expense n. To obtain by violence. exclude v. euphonious adj. excellent adj. A journey. extensor n. extortion n. expediency n. exigency n. fastidious adj. Full of meaning. excerpt n. explicit adj. To hasten the movement or progress of. exuberant adj. The utmost point. To discuss. expressive adj. To breathe forth. A critical period or condition. To overstate. extort v. expostulate v. A spoken or written laudation of a person's life or character. To show by example. or the like. To excite great anger in. elements. Anything relating or belonging to the outside. or experience. exegesis n. Possessing distinguished merit. exhilarate v. To turn inside out. Nervously high-strung. Capable of being thrust out. evangelical adj. fabulous adj. A number of persons combined for a common purpose. Going beyond usual and proper limits. extraneous adj. Pertaining to the face. exit n. excellency n. or scope. severe. expect v. expeditious adj. The getting rid of waste matter. skill. value. A sudden and violent outbreak. fallible adj. excusable adj. compulsion. Fleeting. exorbitant adj. exorbitance n. To make more sharp. Forcible ejection. One having a taste for or interest in special objects. etc. or required limit. An accursed thing. extempore adv. To make an effort. or that farthest removed from a mean position. extol v. excavate v. Characterized by agreeableness of sound. explosion n. exemplary adj. evanesce v. or blame. A continuous area or stretch. Relating to the development and improvement of race. Development or growth. exaggerate v. fallacious adj. time or scope. To drive out or away. exemplar n. explode v. existence n. To make satisfaction or amends for. Not difficult to do. eulogy n. facilitate v. Possession or continuance of being. or anything based on such reasoning. A muscle that causes extension. extraordinary adj. An abrupt or emphatic expression of thought or of feeling. Agreeableness of sound. extant adj. exposition n. euphemism n. To unfold or expand. To cast or drive out by religious or magical means. To avoid by artifice. eventual adj. Urgent. Abominable. execrable adj. To fill with high or cheerful spirits. evolution n. A preacher who goes from place to place holding services. The surrender by a government of a person accused of crime to the justice of another government. or development. evolve v. pattern. evade v. extrude v. A religious zealot. To go beyond. exhume v. expository adj. evidential adj. An extract or selection from written or printed matter. evince v. An exact copy or reproduction. as in measure. exclusion n. exposure n. as in space. quality. extravagant adj. To praise in the highest terms. action. To vanish gradually. Rich supply. Extravagance or enormity. measure. To remove by digging or scooping out. exasperate v. explosive adj. executor n. That which passes the ordinary. evangelist n. facile adj. extinct adj. Incredible. as time or strength. excess n. exhale v. external n. exhaustive adj. evoke v. power. Possession of eminently or unusually good qualities. extension n. facility n. extinguish v. exuberance n. threats. To suffer extremity of hunger or thirst. extemporaneous adj. fanatic n. excruciate v. Unimaginative. or border. facetious adj. To speak or write a laudation of a person's life or character. Unusual. facet n. Escape. exceed v. or points of the compass. expedient adj. To render extinct. eugenic adj. excursion n. extenuate v. To inflict severe pain or agony upon. evasion n. size. To look forward to as certain or probable. Pertaining to a formal presentation. To make more easy. eulogize v. excretion n. An open situation or position in relation to the sun. or virulent. Hard to please. Needlessly free or lavish in expenditure. To dig out of the earth (what has been buried). exotic adj. exhaustible adj. evict v. euphony n. or restriction affecting others. excellence n. explicate v.com et cetera Latin. To increase in range or scope. One of the small triangular plane surfaces of a diamond or other gem. exonerate v. fancier n. fallow n. or original to be copied or imitated. To be superior or distinguished. I have found it. Having no essential relation to a subject.5000 Collegiate Words with Brief Definitions – Amass an Ivy League Vocabulary! 7-CD Edition: All you have to do is listen 15 minutes a day for 4 weeks to absorb 5000 words. exorcise v. extricate v. expansion n. excel v. Ease. Fitness to meet the requirements of a particular case. Without studied or special preparation. Happening out of court. imputation. Biblical exposition or interpretation. extensive adj. To shut out purposely or forcibly. especially of many people. exacerbate v. famish v. excitation n. extradite v. excrescence n. To clear from involvement. Any unsound or delusive mode of reasoning. Contributing to personal advantage. exert v. To spend. Deprivation of strength or energy. clear. Marked by great plentifulness. Foreign. The practice of obtaining by violence or compulsion. extrajudicial adj. A title of honor bestowed upon various high officials.FreeVocabulary. extensible adj. Turbulent. side. Still existing and known. Disentangle. exclamation n.

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

Calm. unsteady light. futile adj. One who cuts and fits panes of glass. Surmise. To grind or strike the teeth together. furrier n. giddy adj. Ordinarily. habitable adj. Pertaining or relating to electricity produced by chemical action. geniality n. That which oppresses. Worn and gaunt in appearance. gambol n. grapple v. genitive adj. garrison n. to surround with additions for embellishment. Festivity. Of or pertaining to the animal reproductive organs. grotto n. globular adj. gossamer adj. degree. One who gives. gendarme n. gesticulate v. graceless adj. gyroscope n. Merrily. opposed to specific. More distant or advanced. guile n. frolicsome adj. The maker of a deed. squash. A movement or action of the hands or face. genealogy n. gosling n. gluttonous adj. granular adj. Stay-rope. A measure. gullible adj. furlong n. That which is given without demand or claim. gratuity n. The support on or against which a lever rests. etc. Of. gratuitous adj. Icy. grief n. in any sense. guinea n. Creation. gourmand n. rank. or in place of speech. Customary relation or association. . futurist n. guy n. germinate v. The principal portion. furlough n. giver n. A person of expectant temperament. gentile adj. generic adj. especially that arising from chemical action. Of no avail or effect. fulminate v. Fit to be dwelt in. To imbue with life or animation. frizzle v. injures. A connoisseur in the delicacies of the table. habitude n. To make joyous. glacial adj. granary n. generalize v. Incongruously composed or ill-proportioned. glacier n. Fulfillment. glorious adj. genital adj. gregarious adj. furtive adj. Duplicity. a uniformed and armed police officer. or other place for its defense. functionary n. frugal adj. generosity n. furbish v. or icily cold. granule n. Slovenly in appearance. Of sound and vigorous health. town. A gambler. A small cavern. fluffy appearance to. Any difficulty the only issue out of which is by bold or unusual manners. Relevant. Sticky. Ungracious. A field or stream of ice. A plant destitute of chlorophyll. Possessing a brave or chivalrous spirit. geology n. Speaking in or characterized by a pompous or bombastic style. as the hair. Capable of being melted by heat. A temporary absence of a soldier or sailor by permission of the commanding officer. or causes grief and at the same time a sense of wrong. pertaining to. grandiloquent adj. An English monetary unit. To take hold of. handwriting n. Belonging to a people not Jewish. To execute by strangling. grotesque adj. An instrument for illustrating the laws of rotation. grisly adj. occasioned by some feeling of pain. gestation n. as by satisfying a physical or mental desire or need. grandeur n. gesture n. Flimsy. gourd n. A storehouse for grain after it is thrashed or husked. gibe v. A small grain or particle. The external appearance as produced by garb or costume. Creating affliction. The person to whom property is transferred by deed. Sorrow. generally adv. Prankish. Well-bred or refined. or contingency. furtherance n. To unite or blend as by melting together. That may be measured. glimmer n. habitual adj.5000 Collegiate Words with Brief Definitions – Amass an Ivy League Vocabulary! 7-CD Edition: All you have to do is listen 15 minutes a day for 4 weeks to absorb 5000 words. The whole range or sequence. of ancestors and their descendants. According to usual practice. An official. Frank. The quality of being grand or admirably great. or the point about which it turns. A list. A dealer in or maker of fur goods. grandiose adj. SAT math and more free at www. To form into grains or small particles. used for sharpening tools. wavering. fundamental adj. Given to constant trivial talking. A flat circular stone. Spongy. gaseous adj. To make stale or trite by repetition. garnish v.FreeVocabulary. Offensive from excess of praise or commendation. To cause to explode. Indicating source. Moving or advancing by steps. hackney v. habitant n. happy-go-lucky adj. Light and unsubstantial. To make gestures or motions. as a mushroom. pumpkin. guileless adj. In continental Europe. or the like. generate v. A tracer of pedigrees. A melon. Tremendous. grievance n. A distortion of the features. To revolve. fungible adj. galvanize v. granulate v. The department of natural science that treats of the constitution and structure of the earth. A disposition to give liberally or to bestow favors heartily. gaiety n. Of excellence and splendor. halcyon adj. glimpse n.com frizz v. A momentary look. In cookery. Improvident. gulp. A young goose. guise n. A member of a regiment composed of men of great stature. like the actions of a thief. hanger-on n. gastronomy n. gallant adj. Noting a genus or kind. germane adj. gradation n. To swallow greedily or hastily. possession. The part of a nation's territory that abuts upon another country. fulcrum n. Advancement. or near the stomach. fungous adj. gradient adj. grievous adj. especially for disinfection. grindstone n. glutinous adj. A parasite. To produce or cause to be. Spherical. gamut n. fungus n. Seriousness. Not habitually solitary or living alone. To subject to the action of smoke or fumes. Stealthy or sly. haggard adj. The art of preparing and serving appetizing food. fruition n. To begin to develop into an embryo or higher form. A faint. Carriage of the body in going. garrote v. Female supremacy. Warmth and kindliness of disposition. globose adj. gastritis n. To risk money or other possession on an event. To please. genteel adj. galvanic adj. glazier n. To utter taunts or reproaches. gamble v. Current electricity. garrulous adj. generality n. Satisfaction. Economical. origin. gumption n. Given to excess in eating. gynecology n. To draw general inferences. grimace n. An instrument for measuring. Abundant. particularly in France. genealogist n. Fleeting. gynecocracy n. Pregnancy. gyrate v. Composed of small grains or particles. Hideous. Tip. A pavement or floor or any supporting surface on which one may walk. Keen enjoyment. Common sense. frowzy adj. as from rage. ground n. Affected with a whirling or swimming sensation in the head. fusible adj. hale adj. Fear-inspiring. as for windows. gratify v. gamester n. gravity n. Having an imposing style or effect. gauge n. gastric adj. grenadier n. genesis n. Basal. gratification n. fugacious adj. To cause to crinkle or curl. guess n. or weighed. The military force stationed in a fort. To give a crinkled. one-eighth of a mile. Dweller. Playful leaping or frisking. gigantic adj. Credulous. Voluntarily. A step. galvanism n. in the order of succession. as in speaking. fumigate v. gaily adv. grantor n. counted. or some similar fruit having a hard rind. expressive of some idea or emotion. gnash v. galore adj. Spherical. gladden v. disgust. fuse v. Penmanship. frontier n. grantee n. Gordian knot n. Inflammation of the stomach. gusto n. or relative position in an order or series. gait n. The science that treats of the functions and diseases peculiar to women. ghastly adj. To restore brightness or beauty to. fulsome adj. guzzle v. chance. further adj.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

parlance n. peevish adj. palette n. especially. To mumble something over and over. A worshiper of false gods. The worship of nature for itself or its beauty. Pertaining to sorrow for sin with desire to amend and to atone. paternal adj. A sudden. passive adj. pedagogics n. pedagogue n. pandemic adj. paucity n. paternity n. parse v. The chief of a tribe or race who rules by paternal right. oversee v. Parisian adj. a line of verse containing five units or feet. Miscellaneous articles of equipment or adornment. Consisting of money. pamphlet n. cycles. penitence n. especially controversial ones. overpowering fear. An inheritance from an ancestor. parish n. Translate freely. peerage n. overtone n. peninsular adj. pediatrics n. Fewness. Pan-American adj. To superintend. Including or pertaining to the whole of America. A rectangular piece set in or as in a frame. A formal and elaborate eulogy. partition n. That which separates anything into distinct parts. with a hole for the thumb. pagan n. paraphrase v. Sorrow for sin with desire to amend and to atone. A covenant. A series of large pictures representing a continuous scene. pantomime n. A small flag. or remove (the outside) from anything. The official head of the Roman Catholic Church. pauperism n. palsy n. A figure having five points or lobes. pantoscope n. parliament n. paleontology n. A room for reception of callers or entertainment of guests. A full set of armor. palpable n. Capable of sinning. partisan adj. papacy n. paralyze v. The science and art of teaching. A fiendish or riotous uproar. Capable of feeling of suffering. upon which artists lay their colors for painting. and later of the Romans. That may be pierced by physical. To compose or issue pamphlets. An instrumental prelude to an opera. pendant n. pamphleteer v. pastoral adj. A thin tablet. To infest or ravage. One who is unlawfully and immorally a lover or a mistress. To cause to appear less guilty. pavilion n. parallelism n. Lacking color or brilliancy. penetrable adj. pageant n. or vase. Characterized by or exhibiting undue or unreasoning devotion to a party. To describe. Excessively sparing in the use of money. To stretch out too far. serving by its oscillation to regulate the rate of a clock. Mode of speech. Tranquil. paramour n. Fatherhood. To enter or force a way into the interior parts of. Indigence. pentagram n.FreeVocabulary. palatial adj. An open structure for temporary shelter. paramount adj. Love and devotion to one's country. pathos n. peddler n. Separable. palate n. Discernment. with five angles and five sides. Loss of the power of contractility in the voluntary or involuntary muscles. pall v. The science and art of teaching pedal n. panegyric n. penurious adj. A base or support as for a column. overture n. of the producer to the produced. pendulum n. pentahedron n. Anything that hangs from something else. or intellectual force. A periodical allowance to an individual on account of past service done by him/her. A small breach of propriety or principle. of a person or of an act. SAT math and more free at www. packet n. especially from one's father. Derived from the same root or primitive word. panacea n. pentagon n. passible adj. patrimony n. Unduly sparing in the use or expenditure of money. pedestal n. payee n. A lever for the foot usually applied only to musical instruments. pact n. To cause to correspond or lie in the same direction and equidistant in all parts. especially a spectacular one. A bundle. parricide n. Dependence on charity. usually on a subject of current interest. pantheism n. panic n. The murder of a parent. The writing-paper of the ancient Egyptians. written or spoken. To exercise an arrogant condescension toward. participant n. pentathlon n. pacify v.com overreach v. Supreme in authority. A weight hung on a rod. A member of a degraded class. To make dull by satiety. overweight n. paradox n. by separating it into its elements and describing each word. The branch of biology that treats of ancient life and fossil organisms. A supervisor. penetration n. or ballet. Quinqeuvalent. Hanging. partible adj. parentage n. peccant adj. The number five. pentavalent adj. pecuniary adj. A harmonic. To vanquish an established ruler or government. parley v. as of letters. To converse in. (irritable) pellucid adj. The nobility. statue. A brief narrative founded on real scenes or events usually with a moral. a social outcast. The ecclesiastical district in charge of a pastor. Sign-language. Translucent. parody v. peddle v. parlor n. palliate v. Having the spirit or sentiment of rural life. A very wide-angled photographic lens. either for ornament or for use. To receive or have a part or share of. paragon n. penalty n. palinode n. parity n. as a disease. Pariah n.5000 Collegiate Words with Brief Definitions – Amass an Ivy League Vocabulary! 7-CD Edition: All you have to do is listen 15 minutes a day for 4 weeks to absorb 5000 words. One who travels from house to house with an assortment of goods for retail. Of senatorial or noble rank. One without means of support. as a sentence. A circular temple at Rome with a fine Corinthian portico and a great domed roof. pedestrian n. Tranquil. Essential likeness. moral. pendulous adj. peaceable adj. as of condition or rank. Paralysis. To deprive of the power to act. The department of medical science that relates to the treatment of diseases of pedigree n. pension n. shave. penetrate v. Of a pale or wan appearance. . A retraction. To step beyond. pedant n. Guilty. paralysis n. In prosody. participate v. pedagogy n. A solid bounded by five plane faces. A person to whom money has been or is to be paid. patriarch n. penultimate adj. A sudden outburst of any kind of activity. One's line of ancestors. pallid adj. patter v. A dramatic representation. To cast into the shade or render insignificant by comparison. Of unequaled excellence or worth. A scholar who makes needless and inopportune display of his learning. A bias in favor of something. A model of excellence. panel n. patronize v. Equality. A remedy or medicine proposed for or professing to cure all diseases. penance n. Magnificent. To render ludicrous by imitating the language of. overseer n. pare v. Punishment to which one voluntarily submits or subjects himself as an expression of penitence. especially so as to swing by an attached end or part. To cut. parsimonious adj. patrician adj. paly adj. Fatherly. peccable adj. The relation of parent to child. childhood. pennant n. patronymic adj. pentameter n. overthrow v. The consequences that follow the transgression of natural or divine law. Affecting a whole people or all classes. parallel v. peerless adj. overstride v. unreasonable. A statement or doctrine seemingly in contradiction to the received belief. One having a share or part. pauper n. A legislative body. The roof of the mouth. To bring into a peaceful state. or of cause to effect. parable n. penitential adj. To go about with a small stock of goods to sell. Pantheon n. A syllable or member of a series that is last but one. A brief treatise or essay. Preponderance. papyrus n. perceptible by feeling or touch. peaceful adj. patriotism n. Petulant. The quality in any form of representation that rouses emotion or sympathy. paronymous adj. both North and South. oratorio. Formed after one's father's name. pectoral adj. One who journeys on foot. pentad n. pandemonium n. panorama n. and other machines. penury n. The contest of five associated exercises in the great games and the same contestants. panoply n. Unresponsive. Pertaining to the breast or thorax. A figure. peccadillo n. Pertaining to a piece of land almost surrounded by water. overrun v. Of or pertaining to the city of Paris. A schoolmaster. overshadow v. paroxysm n. paraphernalia n. penchant n.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

supramundane adj. A harmonious or agreeable mingling of sounds. Following in time. Thought-transference. subconscious adj. The knowledge relating to industries and manufactures. Capable of being suppressed. An additional amount charged. One who has the charge and direction of. suspense n. To extend opposite to. subjection n. or degree. Toleration. sublingual adj. succinct adj. Stimulating to thought or reflection. Easily bent. To lessen or destroy the luster of in any way. subaquatic adj. superannuate v. To add in addition to what has been added. The scientific description or study of human arts and industries in their historic development. technology n. technic adj. Being beneath the threshold of consciousness. suspension n. The act of submerging. To beg. To cease to resist. symmetry n. supplicant n. Lying on the back. Perceptible by touch. tactics n. supine adj. Inclined to doubt or mistrust. subsist v. The quality. Smooth and pleasant in manner. The act of submerging. tarnish v. Somewhat sharp or biting. The right or privilege of voting. A small sharp-pointed nail. syllable n. A mere youth. To become deteriorated or incapacitated by long service. symphonious adj. Stretched tight. syllabication n. supple adj. subjacent adj. The art or process of preserving dead animals or parts of them. Being or occurring in the mind. systematic adj. tannery n. supplant v. Situated or occurring below the surface of the earth. suave adj. Any maneuvering or adroit management for effecting an object. Well-balanced. synchronism n. Belonging to an inferior order in a classification. Characterized by a harmonious or agreeable mingling of sounds. An ample or adequate supply. done. A slender. or operating beneath the surface of the sea. suppress v. To displace. submergence n. subside v. subterfuge n. tangency n. Having reached a high degree of worldly prosperity. sylph n. as from the foundation. Evasion. subservience n. To conquer. course. subsistence n. submersible adj. Having a dark hue. surcharge n. That which is uttered in a single vocal impulse. A hanging from a support. A favorable or prosperous course or termination of anything attempted. by government. Rigid. sumptuous adj. suggestive adj. sycophant n. submission n. especially a dark or sunburned complexion. supposition n. To tease. . Technical. submersion n. surrogate n. but without attendant consciousness or conscious perception. To be maintained or sustained. succumb v. symphonic adj. Disinclined to conversation. Servilely following another's behests. designed for ornamental hangings. tack n. effect. To bring to ruin. An ecclesiastical council. Sustenance. suspicious adj. An excessive amount. One who or that which is substituted for or appointed to act in place of another. Food. suffrage n. syndicate n. Superfluous. suasion n. Sybarite n. symmetrical adj. suggestible adj. Understood. subsequent adj. success n. suffuse v. That can be suggested. sufficiency n. Exhibiting haughty and careless contempt. superheat v. taxidermy n. Discriminating. A place where leather is tanned. succeed v. tangible adj. To place or plunge under water. The state of touching. A syllabus or summary. tacit adj. stupor n. A yielding to the power or authority of another. A land-measurer. subacid adj. swarthy adj. superadd v. To have the charge and direction of. substantive adj. especially of those in authority or influence. susceptible adj. Capable of being put underwater. To relapse into a state of repose and tranquility. syllabus n. subservient adj. One who or that which takes the place of a predecessor or preceding thing. superintendent n. supercilious adj. A servile flatterer. as e'er for ever. Having a fellow-feeling for or like feelings with another or others. synopsis n. Juicy. tantalize v. A forcible putting or keeping down. To cover or fill the surface of. Being. Clandestine. subtend v. To overcome by force of will. To take the place of. technicality n. superfluous adj. subtle adj. character. To conjecture. or operating under water. The act of persuading. susceptibility n. Fine or ready mental discernment shown in saying or doing the proper thing. or import. A fabric to which a pattern is applied with a needle. tactician n. Manner of performance. teem v. supernatural adj. subversion n. technography n. supplementary adj. A word having the same or almost the same meaning as some other. surround v. telepathy n. subliminal adj. Simultaneousness. Easily under a specified power or influence. sympathize v. succulent adj. subjugate v. especially of some work or movement.FreeVocabulary. submarine adj. superabundance n. supplicate v. submittal n. sympathetic adj. Rich and costly. Situated directly underneath. subterranean adj. Situated beneath the tongue. suppression n. To heat to excess. Something peculiar to a particular art. formed. Conjecture. summary n. surety n. sufferance n. The act of submitting. Direction and management. surveyor n. The act of bringing into a state of submission. synonym n. bulk. or the like. A specific capability of feeling or emotion. lecture. To give an appearance of foolishness to. tact n. Profound lethargy. taxation n. The coalescence of two vowels or syllables. One who directs affairs with skill and shrewdness. tantamount adj.5000 Collegiate Words with Brief Definitions – Amass an Ivy League Vocabulary! 7-CD Edition: All you have to do is listen 15 minutes a day for 4 weeks to absorb 5000 words. An abstract. technique n. studious adj. supernumerary adj. Solid. symphony n. Knowing and understanding only the ordinary and the obvious. stripling n.com stringent adj. superfluity n. Being an addition to. Uncertainty. Concise. submerge v. subvert v. Consisting of that which is uttered in a single vocal impulse. synod n. Being more than is needed. tapestry n. successor n. Relative proportion and harmony. Outline of a subject. stultify v. To feed to fullness or to satiety. superintend v. Of prodigious size. stupendous adj. Caused miraculously or by the immediate exercise of divine power. or treatise. Security for payment or performance. Sumptuously elegant. suppressible adj. subordinate adj. surfeit v. syneresis n. superintendence n. Touching. To prevent from being disclosed or punished. of a fixed contribution. supersede v. An overthrow. To encircle. A luxurious person. That part of anything that is in excess of what is needed. taciturn adj. SAT math and more free at www. graceful young woman or girl. One who asks humbly and earnestly. Supernatural. Marked by a harmonious or agreeable mingling of sounds. Methodical. tableau n. To be full to overflowing. subtrahend n. An association of individuals united for the prosecution of some enterprise. superb adj. superlative n. Existing. especially of some work or movement. Having equal or equivalent value. To accomplish what is attempted or intended. tangent adj. Division of words into that which is uttered in a single vocal impulse. or condition of being servilely following another's behests. That which is to be subtracted. An arrangement of inanimate figures representing a scene from real life. That which is of the highest possible excellence or eminence. surmount v. successful adj. sustenance n. surmise v. To share the sentiments or mental states of another. Having or showing devotion to the acquisition of knowledge. syllabic adj. trade. A levy. surreptitious adj. taut adj. superficial adj.

treble adj. usually hinged near the top. thermoelectric adj. A will. For that or this. The term during which a thing is held. The person to whom a transfer is made. translucent adj. An open braced framework for supporting the horizontal stringers of a railwaybridge. tenor n. of some principle used in medicine. Calm. transmission n. SAT math and more free at www. Capable of being poured from one vessel to another. transference n. Apathy. A government administered by ecclesiastics. A three-legged stand. thoroughbred adj. trestle n. tempter n. The mixed worship of polytheism. or plighted faith. Pithy. The art or process of communicating by telephone. A grotesque imitation. transgress v. The three-pronged fork that was the emblem of Neptune. transcend v. terminal adj. treacherous adj. terrify v. telltale adj. thrall n. Violently abusive and quarrelsome. tenant n. condition. Easy to see through or understand. territorial adj. Multiplied by three. transfuse v. transact v. terminate v. triad n. substance. translator n. travesty n. A professor of divinity. terse adj. . Situated beyond or on the other side of the Atlantic. thearchy n. especially into three equal parts. dogma. Any champion of the rights and liberties of the people: often used as the name for a newspaper. A copy made directly from an original. The act of sending through or across. transverse adj. tortious adj. Forbearance in judging of the acts or opinions of others. Near that number. topography n. Threefold. triennial adj. Wrongful. To give an exalted meaning or glorified appearance to. An elaborate literary composition presenting a subject in all its parts. confidence. Three things grouped or associated together. An allurer or enticer to evil. To passively permit or put up with. timorous adj. Any opinion. travail n. from one vessel to another. trite adj. timbre n. transfusion n. Neatness. transmute v. torpor n. 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To inoculate with vaccine virus or virus of cowpox. valediction n. tyrannical adj. unwise adj. vapid adj. vale n. To eradicate. undercharge v. To free from deception. Unconstrained. vagrant n. Any ointment or lubricant for local application. as a case. undulate v. To undervalue. undervalue v. To sell at a lower price than. vehement adj. underling n. To equip with less than the full complement of men. Protective. To be the ground or support of. pretentious. utility n. ultimate adj. Fitness for some desirable practical purpose. To fail to put strongly enough. typographical adj. unctuous adj. Pertaining to typography or printing. undeceive v. A wanderer. usury n. up-keep n. unbiased adj. Courageous. More than sufficient. To throw into confusion. To mark with different shades or colors. uncommon adj. Rapid motion. A statement so plainly true as hardly to require statement or proof. undersell v. A seller. Not essential under the circumstances. Burdensome. Unseasonable. 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A ruler acting with royal authority in place of the sovereign in a colony or province. wantonness n. volition n. To relinquish. especially with full command. veto n. Revengeful. but tough and sinewy. One who espouses a cause or pursues an object in an immoderately partisan manner. vigilant adj. Apex. having fullness of beautiful form. vicarious adj. control. as of fortune. vestige n. An imaginary belt encircling the heavens within which are the larger planets. right. With knowledge and by design. Fatiguing. violation n.D. as a woman. but not in form or appearance. Clothing or covering. zephyr n. viola n. Wordy. or Internet use prohibited. venial adj. whereabouts n. wizen-faced adj. pertaining to. volant adj. Thin. Any sale. The language of one's country. vernacular n. A ripple. wiry adj. viol n. To transfer (the young) from dependence on mother's milk to another form of nourishment. vivacity 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. Having an aptitude for applying oneself to new and varied tasks or to various subjects. To contaminate. Liveliness. workmanlike adj. whet v. exact. A person who has little understanding. Attractive. To twist the body. versatile adj. voluptuous adj. Foolish. wee adj. A greenhouse for grapes. viscount n. Dizziness. An act or a means of cunning deception. Word for word. To become or cause to become withered or dry. A picture having a background or that is shaded off gradually. vinery n. Well-being. zealot n. A stringed instrument held between the player's knees. Ph. Inc. ranking fourth in the order of British peerage. waistcoat n. witticism n. influence. In or at whatever place. lost. commercial use. vie v. virtuoso n. Deserving of censure. Very small. A performer of moral and social duties. weal n. The quality of making a clamor. venous adj. indiscreet. vociferous adj. To make more keen or eager. To endow with life or energy. waif n. A noxious or troublesome animal. Having a shriveled face. as a revenge or punishment. The poisonous fluid that certain animals secrete. vincible adj. or silly. of something absent. The act or art of tracing or inscribing on a surface letters or ideographs. Exceedingly noxious or deleterious. or accurate. violator n. virile adj. That may be pardoned or forgiven. To cherish reverentially. Deviating from that which is proper or right. especially when sucked spirally toward the center. a forgivable sin. vernal adj. neglected wanderer. vindicate v. well-doer n. verbatim adv. SAT math and more free at www. whimsical adj. as a right or claim. formerly used among the American Indians as currency. Without resolute purpose or energy. curious. a word. A bold. turbulent woman. One who transgresses. Consecrated by a vow or promise. especially one regarded in relation merely to its qualities of sound. To utter with complaining tone. vitiate v. wreak v. visualize v. Of. Sorcery. To pull or force away by or as by violent twisting or wringing. witchcraft n. Flying or able to fly. wile n. visual adj. vulnerable adj. Truth. The flesh of deer. well-to-do adj. The state or quality of being necessary to existence or continuance. vertex n. Lying or directed perpendicularly to the horizon. whine v. Completely. venereal adj. verbose adj. voluble adj. whereupon adv. virtu n. votary adj. or gone. writing n. Of good ancestry. vindicative adj. virulence n. A musical instrument somewhat larger than a violin. To endue with life. virtual adj. vocative adj. vertigo n. The art or skill of a workman. vocable n. Masculine. vindicatory adj. Use of many words without necessity. A homeless. Conquerable. The act of proving to be true. or instrument. Extreme misery or unhappiness. This may be copied for classroom or individual use without royalties. wizen v. wretchedness n. The dissection of a living animal. vituperable adj. Being on the alert to discover and ward off danger or insure safety. An act or exercise of will. In England. Belligerent. or original saying or sentiment. zenith n. vitalize v. A visible trace. vortex n. vigilance n. In truth. impudent. Exercising the will. mark. The constitutional right in a chief executive of refusing to approve an enactment. visage n. weak-kneed adj. vogue n. Steve Baba. Changeable. The culminating-point of prosperity. A mass of rotating or whirling fluid. brilliant. vivisection n. or accurate. gentle wind. A witty. wxane v. wrangle v. verily adv. A vest.com venerate v. Capable of receiving injuries. vicissitude n. To prove to be true. Extreme poisonousness. virulent adj. To use. winsome adj. working-man n. Perceptible by sight. To inflict. A stringed instrument of the violin class. A description or report of something as modified by one's character or opinion. The intellectual and moral tendencies that characterize any age or epoch. To give pictorial vividness to a mental representation. verity n. Eating with greediness or in very large quantities. verification n. wrest v. volatile adj. The place in or near which a person or thing is. verdant adj. Infringement. with or without sensuous or sensual quality. Suffered or done in place of or for the sake of another. To maintain by noisy argument or dispute. vivify v. veracity n. Belonging to or suggestive of the spring. zodiac n. vociferance n. of condition or circumstances. wintry adj. wittingly adv. verify v. Green with vegetation. wavelet n. vista n. a title of nobility. Alert and intent mental watchfulness in guarding against danger. violoncello n. wherever adv. To diminish in size and brilliancy. Pertaining to or proceeding from sexual intercourse. well-bred adj. The face. wholly adv. countenance. zeitgeist n. Lacking warmth of manner. Modification prohibited. vitality n. Of or pertaining to the act of calling. or greatness. especially temporarily. face. volitive adj.FreeVocabulary. To utter with a loud and vehement voice. vermin n. or real. yearling n. viceroy n. Making a loud outcry. witling n. wherewith n. or manage. warlike adj. or contained or carried in a vein or veins. Habitually disposed to speak the truth. votive adj. After which. To prove true. The necessary means or resources. Capricious. venison n. The prevalent way or fashion. Being in essence or effect. Punitive. verbiage n. Lack of refinement in conduct or speech. witless adj. waive v. Recklessness. Dedicated by a vow. vertical adj. especially a complete change. wry adj. workmanship n. vulgarity n. voracious adj. or look of a person. wield v. vociferate v. wean v. A view or prospect. version n. . or impression. A change. writhe v. veracious adj. wampum n. as a weapon. or limbs or as in pain or distress. 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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. 60 60 is Least Common Multiple. Not free for commercial or online use. 1) is not the same as integers > -2 and < 2 (-2. shows how to solve hard SAT math with these notes. 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. FLIP second or bottom fraction then MULTIPLY. 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. The SAT often has these positive/negative questions backwards. b. but if answers are in fractions. -1. 60.. c. a multiple (good enough for adding fractions) but not necessarily the least. it’s easier to stay with fractions.5.3. 7. 0. 2). ← 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.4. b. Both trees missed 4 and 20. 70 12. 29. List multiples of each: 10. 19. (11 and higher is covered by checking 9 and lower) Least Common Multiples (LCM) LCM of 10 and 12: 10 • 12 = 120. Find ALL (nonprime) factors by multiplying prime factors.FreeVocabulary.SAT Math Notes By Steve Baba. 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. 1. 36. 50. 25. Fractions. 31. 100 can also be factored as: 10 • 10 2•5 •2•5 giving the same prime factors as above. 4. Odd/Even Operations There are rules: Odd number + Even number = Odd number ALWAYS.  2008. 40. 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. now on DVD. Ph. 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. 24.8. …-3. counting the first. On multiple-choice questions.com . 25 100: 2. (3=6/2 add to ½) www. which includes –2 and 2. Dividing No common denominator needed. Multiplying NO common denominator needed.0 . but NOT all factors. 5. 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. 20. 11. 15. Fractions. -1 • -1 • -1 • -1 is POSITIVE ONE Negative number or any other ODD number of negatives → Negative Dividing is the same as multiplication. a) 75 b) 50 c) 30 d) 25 e) 5 Only 25 and 5 are factors of 75 and 100. Prime numbers: 2 (the only EVEN prime number) 3. If the result of a • b• c • d is negative then? (one OR three of a. -2. Greatest Common Factor (of 75 and 100) Find ALL (including nonprime) factors of both. and 25 is larger. 30. and a÷b≠ b÷a watch subtraction and division order in tricky word problems.com for a free list of 5000 SAT words with brief definitions. c. 1. FREE for individual or classroom use. 13. the product is positive. 48. 5. 10.6. 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. For SAT reading see my site: 2 + 2 = 4 (even number) SAME IDEA. 2. -1.then 10. FreeVocabulary. 1 2 3 8 11 − + − = −− + −− = −− 4 3 12 12 12 OR can be done on calculator (one divided by 4…). 75: 3. Including And other tricking wordings of between or including (inclusive. 23. Adding/Subtracting Common denominator (bottom) needed. 3 … Negative Numbers Left of zero on number line. …. Integers Positive & negative whole numbers and ZERO. and d are negative. Between vs. but because a – b ≠ b – a. don’t worry about order of addition or multiplication.D.7. d is negative) Prime Numbers A number divisible by ONLY itself and 1. 20. 0.) Integers BETWEEN –2 and + 2 (-1. but missed the nonprime factors 25 and 50. If ALL a. Multiply across. 17. 5..9.

5. A week-old cake costs? (It’s NOT $10) Solve as TWO separate problems. Mode of 5. The $15 is now the new whole (sometimes call new “base”). solve for the fresh-cake retail price. 1 1 1 (½ ) 2 = − • − = − 2 2 4 Note that ¼ is LESS than ½. Compute usual average: Sum of Terms −−−−−−−−−−−− = Number of Terms 70+70+70+80+80+80+80+80 −−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−− = 8 3 • 70 + 5 • 80 −−−−−−−−−−−− = 76. FreeVocabulary. since X could equal 1.15/100 • 60 OR X = .2. and convert to percent by moving decimal point. This second part is just a simple (50%) percent decrease problem. b) for the number of students: a • 70 + b • 80 −−−−−−−−−−−− a+b May (sometimes) / Must (always) be true X is a positive integer. while for numbers greater than 1 the square is larger.) Assume ALL 3 students in first class got exactly 70. 5. 13. Percent . Median of an EVEN number of terms.0015 Part = Percent • Whole X = . From the first sentence (underlined). What is the average for the school? (It’s NOT 75.15% of 60 (whole)? ↑ Note the decimal point . 20: 5+5+10+20 −−−−−−−−−− = 10 4 Mode: Most frequently occurring number. no whole The ratio of apples to oranges is 3 to 2.Part from Whole What (part) is 15% of 60 (whole)? 15% = 15/100 or . do to the other side. EXCEPT when multiplying or DIVIDING by a NEGATIVE. the store reduces the fresh-cake retail price by 50% and sells as week-old cakes. This is a simple percent increase problem. Percent . 2 = 20% Percent – Missing Whole (working backwards) 16 is what 20% of what? (part = 16.6). shows how to solve hard SAT math with these notes. and adds 50% to get the fresh-cake retail price. 17. Cubing Same as multiplying. 10 and 20 is 5.15 • 60 X=9 Percents are the same as fraction questions: What (part) is 3/20 of 60 (whole)? Part = Fraction • Whole Percent .Increase What is 10% more than 90? Many alternate wordings like: After a 10% increase from 90? Part = Percent • Whole X = 110/100 • 90 = 99 ADD the original 100% AND the additional 10%.25 8 Difficult weighted average questions use variables (a. whole = 80) Part = Percent • Whole 16 = X/100 • 80 X = 20 OR solve for decimal 16 = D • 80 D = . Median: Number in middle when numbers ordered from smallest to largest.com . If the cake does not sell in a week.15/100 or . Inequalities (X > 6) Like equalities (X = 6) anything done to one side of the equation. 11. 10.0015 • 60 X = . Note the “part” is more than the whole if increased. There are 15 apples. But MUST be true is FALSE. but very large or small percentages What (part) is .Fractions.15% = . One true example proves a MAY (be true) TRUE. Ratios . percent = 20%) Part = Percent • Whole 16 = 20/100 • X X = 80 Percent . Halfway between or the average is 16.09 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. but is (-8 < -6).5 Change the whole or base when doing multiple percent changes. Squaring. Part = Percent • Whole X = 50/100 • $15 = $7. Median of 10. switch inequality sign.Part to Part. Part = Percent • Whole X = 150/100 • $10 = $15 Then reduce the $15 by 50%.15 y% = y/100 or move decimal point two spaces to convert: Part = Percent • Whole X = 15/100 • 60 OR X = . (½ ) 3 is 1 1 1 1 −• −• − = − 2 2 2 8 Average: Arithmetic Mean Sum of Terms −−−−−−−−−−−− Number of Terms Average 5. Assume ALL 5 five in second class got exactly 80. Multiply by self. the median is half way between the two middle numbers or the average of the two middle numbers. Weighted Average A class of 3 students has an average grade of 70. now on DVD. 19 and 20? The two middle numbers are 13 and 19. Median of 10. Since there is no single middle number.15%) Multiple (usually 2) percent changes A store buys cakes wholesale for $10.Part from Whole. 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.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% . 19 and 20 is 17. The other class of 5 students has an average of 80. One false example (a counter example) proves a MUST (be true) FALSE. . X2 > X MAY be true if X=2. (8 > 6) Multiply both sides by –1 is NOT: (-8 > .

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

5 3 4 10 6 30° . Polygons: Interior Angles (number of sides – 2) • 180° Triangles (3 sides) = 180° Rectangles (4 • 90°) = 360° Same for square or ANY 4 sided figure. + +.com . Contrast with similar shapes with have the same shape (angles) but not same size (lengths). and either slope (m) or the yintercept (b) can be used to find the other (m or b) using y=mx + b.y) (x. All Xs and Ys are equal. the ratio of clean to dirty shirts) First find the total number of outcomes. This 3-4-5 Triangle is half the size of the larger 6-8-10 similar triangle. FreeVocabulary. 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. All sides are proportional. but one is larger or smaller than other.60° s s Three equal sides (s) ↔ Three equal angles. what is the probability of picking a clean shirt? (It’s not 5/15.90° 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. 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. Randomly picking a shirt in the dark. OK Outcomes 5 1 −−−−−−−−−− = −− = −− Total Outcomes 20 4 Coordinates Both x and y y are positive Positive ↓ ―. Isosceles Triangles s x Congruent Same shape (angles) AND same size (lengths). One similar triangle can be larger than other.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. which is 20 (15 dirty + 5 clean). ― (x. 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° . ― +. Perpendicular lines cross at 90° (right) angles and the slope of one (2 in this case or m in general) is the negative reciprocal (one over) of the other’s slope (-1/2 in this case or –1/m in general). y = b (the y-intercept) A point on a line (x and y).90° triangles (an Isosceles Triangle) Two equal angles ↔ Two equal legs (sides) 90 s 45 45 __ s √2 s -2 y = –1/2x .y) (x.2 y = 2x + 1 .Parallel Lines: y x y x x y x y = 180-x Similar Triangles Have same angles. Use ratio to solve. All 60° because every triangle is 180°. all others can be found.45° . 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°.60°. now on DVD. and 180°/3 = 60°. Given any one angle. height and side of triangle base Number of OK Outcomes −−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−− Total Number of Outcomes Page 4 My Advanced SAT Math Seminar.y) x ←Negative Positive → ―.+ (x. -x if x is originally negative 5 = 5 and -5 = 5 Absolute value is used for “within” problems: Adam (a = Adam’s age) does not date women (w = date’s age) more than two years older or younger than himself. in general y = mx + b ↑ ↑ slope y-intercept When x = 0 (on the y axis). Pentagon (5 sides) = 540° 180° for each additional side N–gon (n sides) = (n-2) • 180° Absolute Value Make positive if negative x = x if positive. shows how to solve hard SAT math with these notes.60° .

2) x Can also be solved. 14. often it’s possible to easily count the rise and run between any two points for slope. Positive y Slope + 1 x Slope – 1 y = 2(x+2) Slopes. the exponent can be distributed: (ab)k = akbk x ← Tickets number 9 through 15 were sold today.2) makes a right triangle.Slope: Rise/Run increase in y/increase in x y ↑ Rise ↑ 1 the line previously used.com . Exponents – Division same base. Given any two points (1.7) is half way between the Xs (halfway between or average of 1 and 3 is 2) and halfway between the Ys (halfway between or average of 1 and 7 is 4). 10. Counting Consecutive Integers (or consecutive tickets…. Negative. Graphing the triangle may be skipped. Either (1.2 If the line is clearly graphed. Subtract (15-9) AND add 1 to count the first ticket sold for 7. as a backup method or check. y y = 2x ← -2 the legs of the triangle are the change in x and the change in y.1) is shown below.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. Exponents – Multiplication same base. Take the simplest function: y = 2x. 11. Shifting graphs With any function adding (subtracting) OUTSIDE the function moves the graph up (down). 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 . X = 0 in the new function gives the same result as x = 2 in the original. The SAT often tests for these counterintuitive shifts.” but the result is the same. FreeVocabulary.1) or (3. shows how to solve hard SAT math with these notes. flatter y Slope + 1/2 ← x Slope – 1/2 -2 (1.1) to (3. The midpoint is (2. 13. One can also do these pointby-point by picking a value for x. (leg)2 + (leg)2 = (Hypotenuse)2 (1)2 + (2)2 = (h)2 5 = (h)2 _ √5 = h Midpoint of a line segment.) 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. Adding 2 AFTER/OUTSIDE THE FUCTION 2x moves the line up 2 to the new yintercept of 2. by letting a=2 and solving. 15 for 7 tickets sold. but (1. Slopes. Some can be done on a calculator if the formula is given.4). How many? It’s NOT 15-9 or 6. 12. finding y.2) and (3. add exponents a3 • a2 = (a • a • a) • ( a • a ) = a5 = 3+2 a Subtracting (not adding) inside the function shifts to the right. 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. The midpoint of (1. Page 5 My Advanced SAT Math Seminar.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 2.3) and (0.1) choose a third point to make a right triangle by taking the x from one point and the y from the other point.1) (3. But the curve shifts left by two. now on DVD. and plotting to see which way the curve shifts. X = –2 in the new function gives the same result as x = 0 in the original. y (1. For small numbers one can count 9.

BC. Arcs are fractions of the total circle’s circumference. 2 options for the second dress (the two remaining dresses). subtract intersection. 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. Do as above but with only two possibilities for the first night. BAC. CAB. CBA OR there are 3 options for the first night (A. Double counting 5 students play chess. Combinations: Choosing unordered groups Again. Divide by 2.14 times the diameter not the radius. Wearing a different dress on three different nights. Jane has 3 dresses. find the circumference of the total circle and multiply by the fraction (1/6 or 60/360 in this example).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. Simplifying Square Roots __ ______ _ √50 = √25 • 2 = 5√2 _____ _ √ a2 • b = a √ b www. BCA. the possibilities can be written: ABC. Hard SAT questions may add oddball conditions such as Jane can’t wear dress A on the first night. A Volume = Length • width • height It does not matter which side is called height or width as long as you multiply all three. Arcs and Sectors of Circles are just fractions of circles. Sets. Because of repeated selections. find the area of the total circle and multiply by the fraction. Multiply 3 • 2 = 6. How many possibilities are there? For easy problems with a small number of outcomes. Volume = (side)3 Cylinders: height Volume of Cylinder = (Area of top circle) • height The top circle and bottom circle are the same size. shows how to solve hard SAT math with these notes. How many students? It’s not 5+4 = 9. BA. Circles ∏ (pi) = 3. drawn above outside the circle for easier comparison. isolate a: a = 3 . note that AB and BA are the same combination. not the diameter squared. or C).FreeVocabulary. Page 6 My Advanced SAT Math Seminar.14 times the radius. 2 options for the second night (the two remaining dresses) and 1 option for the last night (the one remaining dress). Solving 2 equations: a + 2b = 3 2a + 6b = 10 Multiply both sides of first equation by 2 and subtract from the second equation.14 approximately Diameter = 2 Radius diam Circumference = ∏ D = ∏ 2R length around entire circle Remember it’s 3. Multiply 2 • 3 • 3 = 18. ACB. how many possibilities? For easy problems with a small number of outcomes.B.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. Multiply 3 • 3 • 3 = 27. PDF file of these Math Notes is on my site for free: 60° B Sectors (wedges. To find the length of an arc. It’s 5+4-2 = 7. If you take 3. AND 3 possibilities for the second dress and 3 possibilities for the third dress. which is its factorial. If Jane can rewear the dresses multiple times. Or in first equation. CB But before you answer six. If you square the diameter. questions will say 60°. try unchecking the “fit to page” option. 2a + 6b = 10 2a + 4b = 6 ---------------2b = 4 b=2 Replace b in any equation to solve for a. and C).com in addition to 5. because this double counts the students who play both. drawn above outside the circle for easier comparison.com . Check with a and b in the other equation. Multiply 3 • 2 • 1 = 6. Add sets. B. slices) are fractions of the entire circle’s area. For a cube all three sides are the same. FreeVocabulary. CA. But instead of saying 1/6 of a circle. BBA…. 60°/360 ° = 1/6. OR there are 3 options for the first dress and. To find the area of a sector.000 free SAT vocabulary words. (2!) In general divide by the number of permutations (orderings) of the chosen (smaller) group. there are 3 possibilities for the first dress. (This is three factorial or 3!) Oddball selections A different question may have unlimited (re)selection of choices. But there are two ordering of each combination. AC. then she could wear the same dress three times (AAA. you get a square box larger then the circle. but wants to take 2 of the 3 on a trip. A total circle is 360 °. Likewise (AC and CA) and (BC and CB). now on DVD. you can see that you will only get halfway around the circle Area = ∏ R2 Remember it’s the radius squared. When printing. 2 students play both chess and football. possibilities can be written: AB. Cross out the duplicates. (make the dresses A.). BBB or CCC) wear a dress twice (AAB. 4 students play football.

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