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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.

baize n. To give by will. batter n. aromatic and oily. barring prep. Of or pertaining to the ear. An official staff borne either as a weapon or as an emblem of authority or privilege. A narrow strip of wood. Kindness of feeling. bewilder v. Containing gold. To get or sit upon astride. bestrew v. beatitude n. batten n. etc. automaton n. believe v. autobiography n. belay v. aviary n. as a rope. To declare openly. From side to side. Any popular narrative poem. attaché n. genuine. bevel n. The fall or sliding of a mass of snow or ice down a mountain-slope. bethink v. Commonplace. baritone adj. befog v. balsam n. atonement n. benefit n. or the like. begrudge v. avow v. autocracy n. awry adv. Good and kind of heart. To make amends for. betimes adv. as for disinfection. To confuse. The chief law-officer of a government. To misrepresent. Any one who claims or wields unrestricted or undisputed authority or influence. inhalation. assonate v. An instrument that registers graphically and continuously the atmospheric pressure. belligerent adj. interest. To pester. to be used in cookery. augment v. etc. benignity n. Augustinian adj. audacious adj. bale n. To make desolate with loneliness and grief. Great cruelty or reckless wickedness. austere adj. its auricle. Having a register higher than bass and lower than tenor. To proclaim by outcry. beseech v. baste v. bass adj. athwart adv. A single-colored napped woolen fabric used for table-covers. or aspect. or the literature bearing on a particular subject. To cover with melted fat. Blessing. To turn away or aside. bacterium n. said usually of the hair. Self-governing. atomizer n. avarice n. Loud enough to be heard. + FREE Memory Course. To produce by sexual generation. azalea n. or position. attest v. A luminous phenomenon in the upper regions of the atmosphere. betroth v. To delay past the proper hour. autarchy n. atrocity n. disposition. criminal. astute adj. besmear v. especially when in need. Pervasive psychic influence supposed to emanate from persons aural adj. bibliomania n. bauble n. direction. auricle n. autumnal adj. curtains. To sprinkle or cover with things strewn. avert v. benevolence n. A trinket. bailiff n. Helpful result. Reddish-brown. A doer of kindly and charitable acts. aversion n. . used for healing. Passion for getting and keeping riches. belle n. auriferous adj. vile. The examination of a dead body by dissection to ascertain the cause of death. Out of the proper form. auburn adj. A medical preparation. or the sense of hearing. as with something oily or sticky. etc. befriend v. An instrument for indicating the atmospheric pressure per unit of surface. A church office endowed with funds or property for the maintenance of divine service. A spacious cage or enclosure in which live birds are kept. betrothal n. Self-government. Unrestricted power. To disparage. ballad n. To cause to be less harsh. benignant adj. auditory adj. To predict. reparation. To smear over. protecting. baffle v. atrocious adj. aver v. Of or pertaining to Lord Bacon or his system of philosophy. by winding round a cleat. To accept as true on the testimony or authority of others. The passion for collecting books. authenticity n. sleeping-car. To certify as accurate. Apart from. To smear over.com assonant adj. aura n. benefactor n. violent. aye adv. The story of one's life written by himself. To make quiet. To make fast. accomplishments. by nod or gesture. athirst adj. auricular adj. or expiation made from wrong or injury. battalion n. badger v. or true. To make supremely happy. Animal. auspice n. unadorned. barcarole n. avocation n. An escort or lover. attorney-general n. bellicose adj. The color of the sky. Severely simple. etc. bask v. berth n. autocrat n. audible adj. or manner. To remind oneself. To confuse the perceptions or judgment of. To envy one of the possession of. often bearing with it rock. banal adj. audition n. Fearless. Harsh in disposition or character. beatify v. To be a friend to. Outrageously or wantonly wicked. atone v. bedaub v. In good season or time. as excitement. Low in tone or compass. Reluctant. Manifesting a warlike spirit. aurora n. To cover with ornament. barograph n. Of or pertaining to the ear. beneficiary n. bequeath v. To happen to or befall. or cruel. augur v. FreeVocabulary. bawl v. To attack on all sides. Wanting water. Any state of great happiness. Any inclination of two surfaces other than 90 degrees. To arouse. A large package prepared for transportation or storage. avalanche n. while cooking. An apparatus for reducing a liquid to a fine spray. belie v. Having resemblance of sound. Of undisputed origin. baton n. beau n. forming a part of a regiment. authentic adj. Any living being whose actions are or appear to be involuntary or mechanical. Benevolent in feeling. benevolent adj. Characterized by charity and kindness. belittle v. as emotion. baleful adj. bibliography n. bemoan v. bereave v. often with epic subject and usually in lyric form. bedeck v. beneficent adj. astringent adj. Madhouse. or disease. To implore. bestial adj. A body of infantry composed of two or more companies. To make warm by genial heat. To assert as a fact. Keen in discernment.5000 Collegiate Words with Brief Definitions – Amass an Ivy League Vocabulary! EASY 7-CD Edition: All you have to do is listen 15 minutes a day for 4 weeks to absorb 5000 words. One who is lawfully entitled to the profits and proceeds of an estate or property. or propitious influence or guidance. bestride v. A flowering shrub. Loving others and actively desirous of their well-being. To foil or frustrate. azure n. beset v. benign adj. benison n. A subordinate member of a diplomatic embassy. as with any oily or sticky substance. The state or quality of being genuine. A boat-song of Venetian gondoliers. appetite. awaken v. An expression of assent. gravy. Any act of kindness or well-doing. beget v. To engage to marry. To give a signal to. Of or pertaining to autumn. A mental condition of fixed opposition to or dislike of some particular thing. bedlam n. benefice n. or severe. & adj. auxiliary n. The denial of the existence of God. One of the two chambers of the heart which receives the blood from the veins. belate v. assuage v. Greediness. Diversion. To make bigger. barometer n. Absolute government. A bunk or bed in a vessel. The act or sensation of hearing. his doctrines. A list of the words of an author. To lament benediction n. To accord in sound. averse adj. beneficial adj. Pertaining to St. A thick liquid mixture of two or more materials beaten together. Amends. beck v. especially when regarded as subsidiary or accessory. especially vowel sound. character. or the religious orders called after him. avidity n. Warlike. autopsy n. A microbe. or of the origin and authorship claimed. Helpful. a solemn invocation of the divine blessing. Baconian adj. A woman who is a center of attraction because of her beauty. An officer of court having custody of prisoners under arraignment. autonomous adj. atheism n. as a horse. betide v. Augustine. One who or that which aids or helps. becalm v. Of or pertaining to hearing or the organs or sense of hearing. autonomy n. Engagement to marry. favoring. pain. Malignant.

blockade n. brusque adj. The body of men constituting the official advisors of the executive head of a nation. or horns. That may be estimated by reckoning. a member of the lower house of the legislature of Maryland or Virginia. accompanied by caste nets and singing. bulbous adj. A dark reddish-brown. brooch n. caitiff adj. FreeVocabulary. bureau n. boorish adj. cacophony n. bier n. One who lives by robbery and plunder. To impose on or dupe by flattering speech.com bibliophile n. as something wrong. A concretion formed in various parts of the body resembling a pebble in hardness. bombard v. Sated with pleasure. Having the power or tendency to float or keep afloat. citizen or freeman of a borough burgh. To overwhelm. Britannia n. One of the coarse. by stern. The head-harness of a horse consisting of a head-stall. A bibliographical sketch or notice. and character. browbeat v. biped n. braze v. bibulous adj. bray n. A vain boaster. braggart n. bolster v. idiom. The shutting up of a town. One who trains horses. Corporeal. bric-a-brac n. Briticism n. biography n. burnish v. brae n. A choral composition. Bowdlerize v. a bit. Unchecked merriment or animal spirits. To teach or imbue with the doctrines of Calvinism. Sulfur. The state of being hard and insensible. cadence n. coarse jokes. breaker n. campaign n. . bromine n. etc. The violation of official duty. cajole v. A mark that mars beauty. brokerage n. blatant adj. To talk in a singsong. An inhabitant. A subordinate officer of a vessel. Power or tendency to float on or in a liquid or gas. A person who has charge of mortars. cajolery n. Cowardly. bronchus n. bungle v. boatswain n. callosity n. by-law n. Objects of curiosity or for decoration. To assail with any missile or with abusive speech. buffoonery n. shake. An aggressive display of boldness. To mention. The quality of frankness or outspokenness. Noisily or offensively loud or clamorous. The buttocks. especially of a woman. stiff hairs of swine: used in brush-making. A written account of one's life. A number of persons secretly united for effecting by intrigue some private purpose. bitterness n. blaspheme v. etc. illustrative of the passion of love. or rude address or manner. bide v. Disseminated far and wide. or pertaining to. Water saturated with salt. bullock n. bight n. profession. To weary by tediousness or dullness. Members of a brotherhood. for the first time. Cheerful. In cricket. The science that treats of plants. formed by a long curve of a coast-line. The science of life or living organisms. cant v. To support. Hillside. Calvinism n. An open pan or basin for holding live coals. Two-sided. butt v. bosom n. A chest of drawers for clothing. cabinet n. Delusive speech. bowler n. General officer who commands a brigade. buoyancy n. haughty. bronchitis n. as the cry of an ass or the blast of a horn. A member of one of the three tribes that dwelt in the land of Canaan. non-metallic liquid element with a suffocating odor. To wave. A cup or glass filled to the brim. anchors. generally isolated. A coarse. or western Palestine. To expurgate in editing (a literary composition) by omitting words or passages. canary adj. harsh. brigade n. A vivid glowing flame. An animal having two feet. candid adj. bilingual adj. actions. bombardier n. bigamy n. botany n. bravo interj. A horizontal framework with two handles at each end for carrying a corpse to the grave. as to the taste. biology n. Government by departments of men transacting particular branches of public business. Fond of drinking. To make widely or generally known. blazon v. breach n. Canaanite n. boisterous adj. or a legal obligation. candor n. A body of troops consisting of two or more regiments. The trunk or body of a tree. bureaucracy n. To make of or ornament with brass. An embellishment or flourish. One who loves books. or like a bulb. boll n. Speaking two languages. A clown. borough n. Superstitious devotion to one's religion. Rude. Either of the two subdivisions of the trachea conveying air into the lungs. bolero n. Of. Fragile. especially on unimportant subjects. calumny n. Joyous. or the like. bulrush n. brazier n. ranking between a colonel and a major-general. preaching tone with affected solemnity. birthright n. etc. botanize v. blithesome adj. brevity n. Any support or prop. Shortness of duration. A Spanish dance. Well done. A round pod or seed-capsule. cameo n. bodice n. Somewhat rough or rude in manner or speech. bomb n. blemish n. buoyant adj. and shells. and the reins. blaze n.5000 Collegiate Words with Brief Definitions – Amass an Ivy League Vocabulary! EASY 7-CD Edition: All you have to do is listen 15 minutes a day for 4 weeks to absorb 5000 words. + FREE Memory Course. bodily adj. brandish v. cadaverous adj. bombs. or the like. etc. a frontier. bleak adj. gild. calorie n. calculus n. or a line of coast by hostile forces. bristle n. A privilege or possession into which one is born. The crime of marrying any other person while having a legal spouse living. Spiritual or social fellowship or solidarity. the player who delivers the ball. An article of jewelry fastened by a hinged pin and hook on the underside. canine adj. Acridity. a corporation. or phrase characteristic of Great Britain or the British. as a sword or spear. The business of making sales and purchases for a commission. association. A conspicuous hill. brogue n. In colonial times. Calvary n. breech n. The system of doctrine taught by John Calvin. Full of offensive and aggressive self-conceit. dogs. Of a bright but delicate yellow. cabal n. bridle n. lawful right. A word. The United Kingdom of Great Britain. Anything that gives security or defense. To study plant-life. brotherhood n. A plant that produces leaves and roots the first year and flowers and fruit the second. Any dialectic pronunciation of English. bustle v. A rule or law adopted by an association. especially that of the Irish people. etc. as in poetry or the time and pace of marching troops. or natural turret. brigadier n. burgher n. A treasurer. brimstone n. Resembling a corpse. bilateral adj. low mountain. A loud harsh sound. Any one of various tall rush-like plants growing in damp ground or water. brittle adj. Characteristic of a dog. bursar n. especially one to be drunk as a toast or health. pl. Without experience of the world. bombast n. Slander. bore v. A hollow projectile containing an explosive material. To await. A slightly receding bay between headlands. bravado n. cantata n. Straightforward. Amount of heat needed to raise the temperature of 1 kilogram of water 1 degree centigrade. callow adj. A women's ornamental corset-shaped laced waist. An incorporated village or town. or attempt to do so. Any small engraved or carved work in relief. cabalism n. brogan n. To make brilliant or shining. for a solo voice or instrument. brine n. A leaden sash-bar or grooved strip for fastening panes in stained-glass windows. brigand n. heavy shoe. boycott v. blasé adj. as a flax or cotton. bumptious adj. Inflated or extravagant language. buttress n. bountiful adj. prepared or improvised. Showing abundance. To place the products or merchandise of under a ban. biennial n. buffoon n. Calvinize v. bole n. butte n. brethren n. Connected with the study or cultivation of plants. a broker. blithe adj. Any rule or law. burgess n. broach v. The breast or the upper front of the thorax of a human being. To strike with or as with the head. bigamist n. Rhythmical or measured flow or movement. One who has two spouses at the same time. biograph n. botanical adj. canon n. broadcast adj. or discordant sound or combination of sounds or tones. cadenza n. or flourish triumphantly or defiantly. Desolate. came n. To hurry. who has general charge of the rigging. A complete series of connected military operations. To execute clumsily. Low drollery. An ox. A disagreeable. or corporate town. bulwark n. To indulge in profane oaths. The place where Christ was crucified. bumper n. calculable adj. Inflammation of the bronchial tubes.

Surreptitious. clemency n. To surrender or stipulate terms. Taking notice. Dead and putrefying flesh. clearance n. clairvoyance n. characteristic n. cardiac adj. Pertaining to a hundred years or a period of a hundred years. carcass n. Appealing strongly to the reason or conscience. commitment n. The act or process of coming together so as to form one body. To arrange in a class or classes on the basis of observed resemblance. classify v. That part of the world where Christianity is generally professed. charlatan n. Pertaining to edible grain or farinaceous seeds. The system. A tribe. An elastic animal tissue of firm consistence. comestible adj. The division of society on artificial grounds. cognizant adj. doctrine. A very thin gauze used for trimmings. One who makes a collection. Opacity of the lens of the eye resulting in complete or partial blindness. coincide v. books. Fit to be eaten. clumsy adj. moral or physical. Belonging. Having the sails set for sailing as close to the wind as possible. Indirect or roundabout expression. or explaining in the body of a will. Pertaining to the heart. census n. or sum. coagulate v. or mortification. coagulant adj. A yawning hollow. To confine within bounds. coalescence n. carnivorous adj. colloquial adj. intended for. capillary n. comely adj. cohesive adj. clothier n. as of possessions or rights. To pass title to. Any article of personal property. close-hauled adj. chastity n.. clamorous adj. Urgent in complaint or demand. cartilage n. chasm n. colloquialism n. A captain of a company of one hundred infantry in the ancient Roman army. ceremonious adj. Any great and sudden misfortune or calamity. A minute vessel having walls composed of a single layer of cells. carrion n. Pertaining or peculiar to common speech as distinguished from literary. Hypercritical. colloquy n. chameleon adj. Any condition of which the elements or parts are in utter disorder and confusion. A circumstance so agreeing with another: often implying accident. One who works in a coal-mine. To blend.5000 Collegiate Words with Brief Definitions – Amass an Ivy League Vocabulary! EASY 7-CD Edition: All you have to do is listen 15 minutes a day for 4 weeks to absorb 5000 words. Sensual. commission v. To describe by distinctive marks or peculiarities. Forcible constraint or restraint. collaborate v. To render intelligible. as distinguished from a common-law court. collusion n. Having the property of consistency. collegian n. The science that treats of computation of time or of investigation and arrangement of events. An official examiner of manuscripts empowered to prohibit their publication. cite v. collapsible adj. circumscribe v. Discontinuance. chivalry n. collide v. Massacre. caret n. a picture or description in which natural characteristics are exaggerated or distorted. A heading. or the like. A whim. cession n. chronology n. or fail. centimeter n. circumnavigate v. chateau n. annoyance. Judging severely or harshly. chattel n. chagrin n. Pertaining to. To stick together. The boundary-line of a circle. commemorate v. or beauty. cipher v. A court of equity. cantonment n. caucus n. cataclysm n. Form of speech used only or chiefly in conversation. cat-o-nine-tails n. centenary adj. Of prime or special importance. as of action or motion. A private meeting of members of a political party to select candidates. carnage n. collier n. cardinal adj. cogent adj. casualty n. (also a noun meaning zero or nothing) circulate v. Awkward of movement. An official numbering of the people of a country or district. or careful consideration. One who makes or sells cloth or clothing. by chance. check v. coddle v. clan n. To force. revoking. To sail quite around. circumspect adj. To meet and strike violently. Intuitive sagacity or perception. Serving or tending to force. coalition n. and practice of the Roman Catholic Church. clarion n. captivate v. characterize v. or product. claimant n. as of arms. clarify v. To purify by affliction. castigate v. A college student. To fascinate. To correspond. by chemical action. A series of illustrative or explanatory notes on any important work. censorious adj. A small shrill trumpet or bugle. To serve as a remembrance of. catholicity n. Christ n. circumlocution n. To cause to shrink. choleric adj. Clanking or a ringing. clement adj. comical adj. cathode n. as of a chapter. Any strong fortress. as by heat. . document. ceremonial adj.com canto n. A sign (^) placed below a line. causal adj. commingle v. Akin. A charge for a firearm. capitulate v. The negative pole or electrode of a galvanic battery. clandestine adj. Compassionate. as at one's failures or errors. casual adj. Christendom n. colleague n. cauterize v. An instrument consisting of nine pieces of cord. as by excellence. Conversation. section. chronometer n. Surrender. coerce v. combination. An associate in professional employment. clangor n. etc. A certificate from the proper authorities that a vessel has complied with the law and may sail. chaos n. A fatal or serious accident or disaster. especially in literary or scientific pursuits. Sexual or moral purity. An acute epidemic disease. caste n. commentary n. eloquence. The part of the town or district in which the troops are quartered. Combination in a body or mass. collapse v. A distinctive feature. Funny. commissariat n. carouse v. To name in baptism. One who makes a claim or demand. fall in. Indicating or expressing a cause. caricature n. chromatic adj. chains. should be inserted. or by a ferment. Violent contact. Roomy. collective adj. indicating where omitted words. The dead body of an animal. A quack. caution. To hold back. caprice n. caustic adj. cartridge n. The act or process of entrusting or consigning for safe-keeping. Keen vexation. collision n. captious adj. The department of an army charged with the provision of its food and water and daily needs. Changeable in appearance. To change into a clot or a jelly. evening dress. Any strikingly great person or object. Eating or living on flesh. To calculate arithmetically. etc. capacious adj. cede v. colossus n. and differences. Taking place at the same time. chasten v. chancery n. clamor. catastrophe n. Any overwhelming flood of water. + FREE Memory Course. chastise v. Sarcastic and severe. To refer to specifically. or performed by a chorus or choir. censor n. cessation n. To burn or sear as with a heated iron. relating to. as in the earth's surface. citadel n. Easily provoked to anger. A title of Jesus christen v. as of objects of art. carnal adj. cognate adj. A supplement adding to. coercive adj. Characterized by outward form or ceremony. One of the divisions of an extended poem. Handsome. A portable timekeeper of the highest attainable precision. A secret agreement for a wrongful purpose. Producing coagulation. cohesion n. To drink deeply and in boisterous or jovial manner. To empower. usages and practices. as of right. cohere v. or abounding in color. formerly used for flogging in the army and navy. A hundredth of a liter. The knightly system of feudal times with its code. coercion n. cereal adj. codicil n. choral adj. To labor or cooperate with another or others. Consisting of a number of persons or objects considered as gathered into a mass. or bells. A castle or manor-house. collector n. coincident adj. cholera n. coincidence n. Mercy. chiffon n. To punish. FreeVocabulary. Catholicism n. etc. or for blasting. That may or can collapse. Observant of ritual. To subject to punitive measures. Consistency. centiliter n. cataract n. Accidental. A length of one hundredth of a meter. To treat as a baby or an invalid. caption n. Showing watchfulness. Universal prevalence or acceptance. To disseminate. centurion n. circumference n.

The act or state or conforming. To form an idea. comparable adj. A great fire. Designed for gradual destruction. contaminate v. condescend v.. and thinks. contemptible adj. confide v. pipe. congenial adj. The state or condition of being joined together. conflagration n. Sufficient to convince or decide. connive v. To bring to completion. particularly a tube. confront v. Pertaining to marriage. Relative. complacence n. manner. condolence n. To conduct or behave (oneself). commute v. Agreeable. To come down voluntarily to equal terms with inferiors. Contributing to an end. constituent n. constable n. conformance n. confederacy n. Tending to reconcile. consonant adj. difficult. consummate v. An institution for instruction and training in music and declamation. or agreement. concede v. conceive v. One to whom secrets are entrusted. conjunction n. concession n. as candy. especially something less severe. Governed by moral standard. contiguous adj. complicate v. comprehension n. Harmony. contemplate v. eating. conferee n. or admitted in response to a demand. as of many buildings. consecrate v. To remunerate. conscience n. One who has the right to vote at an election. contemporaneous adj. compression n. complement v. Touching or joining at the edge or boundary. continence n. comprise v. comparative adj. consonance n. compressible adj. Ability to know. appetites. To set apart as sacred. Constraint. conscientious adj. confidant n. as by burning. concordance n. or misfortune. Restriction within limits or boundaries. Examination of two or more objects with reference to their likeness or unlikeness. competence n. competitor n. confessor n. comprehensive adj. Descended from the same parent or ancestor. A constituent element or part. One who is united with others in a league. Calmness. or the things so joined. Joined together in pairs. condense v. A person with whom another confers. or the like. complaisant adj. To force into military service. conservative adj. compliment v. To unite. Remorseful feeling. A musical composition. Intelligible. To press together or into smaller space. Pleased or satisfied with oneself. constrict v. fact. complaisance n. contemporary adj. concerto n. conduce v. conspirator n. console v. To make complete. competitive adj. a forest. An arbitrary assemblage or group of stars. The state or quality of being in accord with. connoisseur n. form. To bind. or by using up. The act or process of making dense or denser. contemptuous adj. or the state of being commodity n. conservatism n. comport v. A spiritual advisor. Self-flattering opinion. confiscate v. as in wrong-doing or with a wrong-doer.5000 Collegiate Words with Brief Definitions – Amass an Ivy League Vocabulary! EASY 7-CD Edition: All you have to do is listen 15 minutes a day for 4 weeks to absorb 5000 words. conjugation n. complex adj. conciliatory adj. A disturbance or violent agitation. The act. Expression of sympathy with a person in pain. One who agrees with others to cooperate in accomplishing some unlawful purpose. connote v. The state of being joined together. Gradual destruction. Occurring or acting together. or use. consul n. conceit n. To be in collusion. A guess. and passion. Forced. Cone-bearing trees. consecutive adj. Participation or partnership. conformation n. Complicated. competent adj. component n. conjugate adj. confident adj. occurring. To comfort. contender n. To reveal in trust or confidence. To consider thoughtfully. Something that is bought and sold. confinement n. Adequate qualification or capacity. wearing out. To abridge. Clearly visible. consignee n. or result of committing. constellation n. To bestow. congest v. feels. Transmitting disease. The candy collectively that a confectioner makes or sells. consumption n. consolidate v. or outline. Assured. To plot. A rival. conspicuous adj. Living or existing at the same time. conciliate v. Agreement. compulsion n. or hard to deal with. Self-restraint with respect to desires. concussion n. Harmony. Qualified. compunction n. To appropriate (private property) as forfeited to the public use or treasury. The state or feeling of trust in or reliance upon another. Capable of being conducted or transmitted. concur v. The place in which a consul transacts official business. conscript v. compensate v. Disdainful. conscious adj. A state of permanence. . To bring together into a crowd. complication n. Living. To entrust. To address or gratify with expressions of delicate praise. To ascertain by mathematical calculation. complacent adj. conservatory n. consensus n. or claim. To encounter. An officer whose duty is to maintain the peace. signify. The communication of disease from person to person. To obtain the friendship of. confederate n. The faculty in man by which he distinguishes between right and wrong in character and conduct. Having kindred character or tastes. as difficulties or obstacles. conductible adj. conformable adj. To collect into a mass. To surrender. consanguineous adj. especially in a perplexing manner. Fit to be compared. marital rights. To mean. comprehensible adj. Capable of being pressed into smaller compass. as by force or authority. Satisfaction with one's acts or surroundings. conjugal adj. concord n. A companion or associate. Being in agreement or harmony with. conducive adj. conspire v. To make complex. conjoin v. composure n. An intermingling or combination of things or parts. Pertaining to marriage or matrimony. An officer appointed to reside in a foreign city. concurrent adj. The place where streams meet. confectionery n. compress v. especially one with thorough knowledge and sound judgment of art. Coercion. Worthy of scorn or disdain. Proximity. as for mutual aid. compulsory adj. Large in scope or content. constituency n. consistency n. coniferous adj. Anything granted or yielded. sorrow. or married persons. or existing at the same time. Tendency to adhere to the existing order of things. Correspondence in form. congregate v. contiguity n. conquer v. or passageway for a fluid. connubial adj. Yielding. condensation n. confidence n. compute v. Harmonious. A stream that unites with another. + FREE Memory Course. To consist of. conclusive adj. To put something. FreeVocabulary. conduit n. contagion n. A violent shock to some organ by a fall or a sudden blow. commotion n. mental image or thought of. To agree. Following in uninterrupted succession. congeal v. compact. chiefly to represent his country. To pollute. etc. in place of. confluence n. consort n. complicity n. A number of states or persons in compact or league with each other. characterized by rivalry. A collective unanimous opinion of a number of persons. consign v. comparison n. Adhering to the existing order of things. Aware that one lives. To coagulate. consignor n. conjecture n. The inhabitants or voters in a district represented in a legislative body. confer v. compliant adj. concurrence n. A person to whom goods or other property has been entrusted. To bring about. etc. To combine into one body or system. To overcome by force. contagious adj. conformity n. Politeness. A means for conducting something. consumptive adj. A critical judge of art. consulate n. One who entrusts. petition. consternation n. General structure.com committal n. One who exerts oneself in opposition or rivalry. confluent n. Panic.

The act or ceremony of crowning a monarch. or one who has charge of a ship's boat and its crew under an officer. That by which anything is transported. convalescence n. as of time or place. A rustic. or prolonged without separation or interruption of sequence. counterbalance v. A criticism or critical review. A vehement desire. contumacious adj. Interchangeable. contraband n. To bruise by a blow.5000 Collegiate Words with Brief Definitions – Amass an Ivy League Vocabulary! EASY 7-CD Edition: All you have to do is listen 15 minutes a day for 4 weeks to absorb 5000 words. A short thick stick used as a club. Broken in spirit because of a sense of sin. FreeVocabulary. Permanence. Common to all the world. cursory adj. cosmology n. contrite adj. in behalf of an idea or principle. . culpable adj. To oppose with an equal force. cupidity n. contuse v. coronation n. To crouch down tremblingly. and geology. corporal adj. Possibility of happening. Of or pertaining to cooking or the kitchen. or from one form to another. Of a material nature. as opposed to thin or fine. Belonging or relating to the body as opposed to the mind. A place for cremating dead bodies. covert adj. A flock of quails or partridges. cornucopia n. Having a crust-like shell. Open to bribery. A downward movement of the body by bending the knees. The assertion of the opposite of that which has been said. To exercise a directing. cornice n. crusade n. or adapting something to or for a special purpose. conversant adj. corporate adj. The act planning. A standard by which to determine the correctness of a judgment or conclusion. Contempt for the opinions of others and of what others value. A number or body of persons in some way associated or acting together. corps n. Any artificial covered channel for the passage of water through a bank or under a road. contort v. convolution n. corpulent adj. cull v. and abrupt in act or expression. corroboration n. curtsy n. courtesy n. A butter-making establishment. contradiction n. as through fear or shame. coquette n. control v. corpse n. or to good-fellowship in eating or drinking. canal. in common with others. crawfish. Guilty. contraposition n. A doctrine of creation or of the origin of the universe. counteract v. correspondence. A cosmopolitan character. crass adj. contingent adj. curator n. Capable of being remedied or corrected. cosmos n. corrode v. perfect in order and arrangement. or development. corrosion n. cosmopolitan adj. To bring together or give fixed shape to. culprit n. To act in opposition to. convex adj. Coarse or thick in nature or structure. Line of motion or direction. continuation n. The horn of plenty. To ruin or destroy little by little. cryptogram n. Loss of purity or integrity. To manage or carry through by some device or scheme. culinary adj. One who or that which regulates or directs. especially for an evil purpose. Obese. Made to resemble something else. contrivance n. correlative adj. A rugged. credible adj. A minute particle of matter. contrive v. contusion n. Mutually involving or implying one another. To cut off or cut short. A cross-demand alleged by a defendant in his favor against the plaintiff. Plenteous. Gradual decay by crumbling or surface disintegration. cosmopolitanism n. conveyance n. culvert n. restraining. crag n. creak n. Trade forbidden by law or treaty. Resembling or containing cream. critique n. Avarice. courser n. physical. counting-house n. To recover after a sickness. Curving like the segment of the globe or of the surface of a circle. convenience n. That to which general interest or attention is directed. covenant n. counterpart n. contravene v. compressed. cudgel n. Change from one state or position to another. corpuscle n. convulsion n. convalesce v. A protecting force accompanying property in course of transportation. cosmogony n. A small fissure. curio n. especially the complexion. Belonging to a corporation. criterion n. The state of progressive restoration to health and strength after the cessation of disease. geography. One who gives or furnishes. converge v. crevasse n. convivial adj. Writing in which the letters are joined together. or governing influence over. Belief. either with or without the breaking of the skin. Politeness originating in kindness and exercised habitually. etc. The world or universe considered as a system. A violent and abnormal muscular contraction of the body. Brave. daring adj. To offset. convalescent adj. rocky projection on a cliff or ledge. corroborate v. cosmic adj. Confirmation. contradictory adj. Earthenware made from baked clay. To cause spasms in. An ornamental molding running round the walls of a room close to the ceiling. crucible n. Recovering health after sickness. Devoted to feasting. correlate v. That which causes gradual decay by crumbling or surface disintegration. convoy n. creamy adj. inventing. Rapid and superficial. crystallize v. convene v. devising. credulous adj. crustacean adj. An agreement entered into by two or more persons or parties. continuous adj. extended. Like a circle. including astronomy. Fitness. contributor n. Prolongation. A piece of bric-a-brac. as between two contiguous surfaces. cranium n. as proof or conviction. Believable. To put in some relation of connection or correspondence. convolve v. The act of giving for a common purpose. Pertaining to the universe. convertible adj. corruptible adj. crabs. copious adj. cosmetic adj. Tending to one point. The general science of the universe. One who steers a rowboat. etc. according to its form. coxswain n. squeaking sound. To strengthen. A proposition following so obviously from another that it requires little demonstration. Pertaining to a division of arthropods. To twist into a misshapen form. Concealed. A deep crack or fissure in the ice of a glacier. various degrees of noble rank less than sovereign. Rebellious. crevice n. Not predictable. A fleet and spirited horse. curable adj. vigorously prosecuted. creamery n. cygnet n. Thoroughly informed. crockery n. contribution n. A young swan. Anything written in characters that are secret or so arranged as to have hidden meaning. A placing opposite. harsh. Capable of reformation. A winding motion. A bruise. cower v. courageous adj. Any concerted movement. for a common purpose. cursive adj. countercharge v. especially that part enclosing the brain. course n. Easily deceived. curtail v. To move with a circling or winding motion. To accuse in return. corporeal adj. convulse v. Inconsistent with itself. creed n. A person having charge as of a library or museum. A trying and purifying test or agency. cynosure n. To pick or sort out from the rest.com contingency n. A dead body. To summon or cause to assemble. operation. curt adj. A guilty person. bookkeeping. + FREE Memory Course. Concise. Contemptuous disregard of the requirements of rightful authority. corollary n. To prevent or obstruct the operation of. counter-claim n. contumacy n. countervail v. Uninterrupted connection in space. conversion n. Something taken with another for the completion of either. crustaceous adj. corruption n. corrigible adj. A house or office used for transacting business. counterfeit adj. Brave. coronet n. credence n. To cause to incline and approach nearer together. The skull of an animal. time. Pertaining to the art of beautifying. cynicism n. A formal summary of fundamental points of religious belief. containing lobsters. Exhibiting moral skepticism. craving n. A sharp. continuance n. Inferior crown denoting. covey n. The science that describes the universe. convergent adj. cynical adj. countryman n. symbolizing peace and prosperity. crematory adj. controller n. cosmography n. Connected. A flirt. continuity n. corrosive n. cycloid adj.

derision n. The branch of medical science which relates to the skin and its diseases. decoy n. or given fact. Characterized by propriety of conduct.or desirable. delicacy n. depress v. degenerate v. One who proves in a convincing and conclusive manner. as to another's opinion. To take away honors or position from. To lower in character or virtue. To behead. definite adj. decasyllable n. demented adj. defer v. deform v. decorate v. A day-laborer. The neglect or omission of a legal requirement. A length of ten meters. A becoming worse. Falling off at maturity as petals after flowering. A human skull as a symbol of death. defendant n. delusion n. decameter n. goddess. To deprive of water. Ridicule. as a part of something. exhaustion. Insane. The ten commandments. or has an amount deposited. To deem worthy of notice or account. That part of a play or story in which the mystery is cleared up. Ten-footed or ten-armed. defamation n. default n. datum n. Open to ridicule. deport v. dermatology n. To overwhelm with a flood of water. Capable of being maintained or justified. A line of ten syllables. To find out the true words or meaning of. deflect v. Respectful submission or yielding. decagon n. Mistaken conviction. Having an exact signification or positive meaning. Containing a formal. derive v. defray v. Delightful to the taste or to the senses. deference n. Blindly. A weight of 10 grams. To strip the covering from. Having gentle or courteous bearing or manner. Scarcity. demise n. or odium. deface v. To express disapproval or regret for. To render bad. denounce v. delirious adj. as by use. degeneracy n. denote v. denizen n. defensive adj. Inclined to strong exhibition or expression of feeling or thoughts. The change of endings in nouns and adj. depository n. morally or physically. Demeanor. To delay or put off to some other time. To cut off or take away. To annihilate. To deprive of something dishonestly. depreciate v. denouement n. To disband. A place where anything is kept in safety. Subject to contention or dispute. + FREE Memory Course. A race in which two or more competitors come out even. defalcate v. but denies supernatural revelation. denominator n. A first appearance in society or on the stage. To make payment for. Suitable for the occasion or circumstances. To slander. To deprive (a magnet) of magnetism. derivative adj. essential . depositor n. A liquid and dry measure of 10 liters. as of something customary. To derive or draw as a conclusion by reasoning from given premises or principles. To dissolve gradually and become liquid by absorption of moisture from the air. demonstrative adj. A god. denunciation n. debase v. Moral fitness. for use as evidence in court. To mislead by or as by falsehood. Falsehood. Capable of positive proof. deprave v. deportment n. demonstrate v. To destroy a measurable or large proportion of. deformity n. manners. demonstrator n. decamp v. defensible adj. Decameron n. A person against whom a suit is brought. A lowering in value or an underrating in worth. starting-point. To mar or disfigure the face or external surface of. delectable adj. wishes. dejection n. deceive v. as troops. decorous adj. To disfigure. Inhabitant. To ridicule. Deepness. deponent adj. decency n. especially when more or less enduring. degradation n. To represent by sketch or diagram. decalogue n. deride v. depression n. To give a name or epithet to. A body of Christians united by a common faith and form of worship and discipline. decapod adj. The doctrine that natural selection has been the prime cause of evolution of higher forms. Enfeebled. decapitate v. A disfigurement. as to a penal colony. deplete v. . decipher v. deceitful adj. demagnetize v. deposition n. Death. decent adj. A premise.5000 Collegiate Words with Brief Definitions – Amass an Ivy League Vocabulary! EASY 7-CD Edition: All you have to do is listen 15 minutes a day for 4 weeks to absorb 5000 words. Delight. debatable adj. derelict adj. delude v. denomination n. Lack or insufficiency. declarative adj. Coming or acquired from some origin. dead-heat n. or judgment. dedication n. To dishearten. decisive ad. deign v. Diminution. defame v. deleterious adj. fruit when ripe. declamatory adj. To embellish. speech.com darkling adv. Malicious and groundless injury done to the reputation or good name of another. decaliter n. Any application soothing to an irritable surface demurrage n. Not having an adequate or proper supply or amount. dauntless adj. An unprincipled politician. To clear of forests. or explicit statement or affirmation. Fraudulent. Testimony legally taken on interrogatories and reduced to writing. degrade v. dehydrate v. depopulate v. deliquesce v. One who makes a deposit. dearth n. deify v. deficient adj. depreciation n. delineate v. To mislead the mind or judgment of. Part of a fraction which expresses the number of equal parts into which the unit is divided. A speech recited or intended for recitation from memory in public. deciduous adj. Raving. A base coward. derrick n. One who believes in God. Melancholy. or divine person. To leave suddenly or unexpectedly. denude v. deist n. That which is agreeable to a fine taste. The voluntary consecration or relinquishment of something to an end or cause. dendrology n. with hope for the opposite. To remove the inhabitants from. demeanor n. derisible adj. To prove indubitably. A mark for failure or bad conduct. decagram n. deplore v. death's-head n. An apparatus for hoisting and swinging great weights. To lessen the worth of. deity n. defiant adj. Neglectful of obligation. deprecate v. debonair adj. To press down. demulcent n. declamation n. To take or send away forcibly. denominate v. as by old age or some chronic infirmity. delectation n. demolish v. Conclusive. A full and formal style of utterance. deforest v. depth n. dastard n. To regard with grief or sorrow. Hurtful. or waste. To deduce. Founded on the number 10. etc. defraud v. deject v. positive. Carried on in resistance to aggression. decrepit adj. deluge v. A figure with ten sides and ten angles. deficiency n. Anything that allures. To point out or publicly accuse as deserving of punishment. To reduce or lessen. censure. derivation n. Deportment. demonstrable adj. and there is no winner. as from a premise. to express their different relations of gender. deplorable adj. That process by which a word is traced from its original root or primitive form and meaning. or is intended to allures into danger or temptation. as something hardly legible. To regard or worship as a god. Contemptible. especially morally bad. or dress. Characterized by bold or insolent opposition. declension n. Fearless. FreeVocabulary. Darwinism n. The act of declaring an action or person worthy of reprobation or punishment. demobilize v. To become worse or inferior. debut n. A volume consisting of ten parts or books. day-man n. A falling of the spirits. dentifrice n. deduce v. dendroid adj. the detention of a vessel beyond the specified time of sailing. Like a tree. as of strength or magnitude. Laying down. demerit n. deceit n. decimate v. The natural history of trees. To cause to turn aside or downward. Any preparation used for cleaning the teeth. To designate by word or mark. demagogue n. decimal adj.

disparity n. Transparent. To take away in such manner as to lessen value or estimation. differentia n. detract v. To dislike or hate with intensity. Self-distrust. Obscurely. disreputable adj. Determination of the distinctive nature of a disease. discountenance v. etc. disputation n. A bitter or malicious criticism. deter v. To drive away by or as by scattering in different directions. diligence n. Displacement by authority from an office or an employment. efficiency. disillusion v. dilettante n. To be opposite in opinion. Inequality. displace v. Containing only two atoms. disclaim v. as by authority. disenfranchise v. desert v. discomfort n. disrobe v. and ease in any physical activity or in any mechanical work. Religious. discriminate v. diplomat n. disfigure v. To get first sight or knowledge of. Impartial. discreet adj. Any essential characteristic of a species by reason of which it differs from other species. A bad name or character. To remove or destroy the poison of infectious or contagious diseases. hope. diffident adj. disrupt v. Any severe and strict rule in which the judgment of the governed has little or no part. determination n. To fail to fulfill the expectation. To disencumber. To deprive of weapons. or desire of. disobedient adj. diphthong n. desistance n. dilemma n. disrepute n. One remarkable for tact and shrewd management. dispensation n. Any remedy which. The sound produced by combining two vowels in to a single syllable or running together the sounds. To put out of proper place or order. disarrange v. connection with. diagnosis n. diplomatist n. Not connected with what precedes. Dispersion. dialectician n. dilute v.5000 Collegiate Words with Brief Definitions – Amass an Ivy League Vocabulary! EASY 7-CD Edition: All you have to do is listen 15 minutes a day for 4 weeks to absorb 5000 words. disavowal n. discussion n. Malicious mischief. To disenchant. or as if prompted by utter despair. dispossess v. To withhold permission or sanction. digraph n. Characteristic of the devil. Resorted to in a last extremity. when applied externally. disqualify v. descry v. To throw down. dries up or absorbs moisture. push off. Grief-stricken. desist v. discover v. disbeliever n. disjunctive adj. discipline v. Debate. To invent. Pertaining to teaching. Disregard. dilate v. Absence of harmoniousness. dissect v. designate v. dilatory adj. despond v. dishabille n. To frighten away. Spreading rapidly through the system and acting quickly. or otherwise remove from a horse or the like. as money from a fund. Proceeding downward. disobedience n. In spite of. To push down forcibly. disinfect v. Contemptible. To cut apart or to pieces. Interruption or intermission. either actually or for the time being. diffidence n. disburse v. Opposite. disappoint v. despotism n. disfavor n. disapprove v. despite prep. The act of deciding. Verbal controversy. FreeVocabulary. discomfit v. dispel v. descendent adj. To discern. discard v. descent n. To draw a distinction. dissatisfy v. disparage v. as a disease. One without regard for law or life. Distinctive. Passing from one subject to another. To take a different course. discolor v. deteriorate v. disquiet v. diaphanous adj. To deprive of any right privilege or power disengage v. One who holds high rank. diffusible adj. To undo or dissolve the connection or association of. To throw out of order. An absolute and irresponsible monarch. dismissal n. as that of wounds. Out of the common or regular track. Marking a difference. Poverty-stricken. To make more fluid or less concentrated by admixture with something. discursive adj. To deprive of actual occupancy. diatomic adj. To train to obedience. Characterized by special tact in negotiations. Something that causes damage. A positive utterance. To enlarge in all directions. To cease from action. A situation in which a choice between opposing modes of conduct is necessary. Neglect or refusal to comply with an authoritative injunction. despondent adj. Dishonorable or disgraceful. despicable adj. or who adopts and follows some doctrine. didactic adj. Untrustworthy. disciple n. despot n. dislocate v. Perceivable. as something previously unknown or unperceived. Careful and persevering effort to accomplish what is undertaken. To deprive of peace or tranquility. One who is descended lineally from another. Neglecting or refusing to obey. depreciation. dishonest adj. Tact. To burst or break asunder. To put to confusion. Denial. detest v. grandchild. A superficial amateur. To become detached. The act of moving or going downward. or appearance of. devise v. One who believes the teaching of another. To displease. A formal conversation in which two or more take part. precision. To distinguish. discernible adj. To put out of the proper or accustomed place. To select or appoint. by its characteristic phenomena. A union of two characters representing a single sound. discrepant adj. A substance used to destroy the germs of infectious diseases. Utter hopelessness and despondency. dignitary n. Dissimilarity in any respect. disconsolate adj. digress v. Tending to cause delay. Readiness. diabolic adj. deviate v. discord n. diplomatic adj. To regard with blame. deterrent adj. Fallen into decay or partial ruin. dialect n. Cessation. dismount v. dimly adv. difference n. dexterity n. desultory adj. desperado n. To grow worse. To injure the reputation of. To deprive of an inheritance. Affected or possessed with self-distrust. despair n. To impair or injure the beauty. . To disavow any claim to. To cease to exist. To take no notice of. shrewdness. dilapidated pa. differential adj. discredit v. That which is bestowed on or appointed to one from a higher power. disburden v. deviltry n. diffusion n. devout adj. To look upon with disfavor. disown v. diacritical adj. To pay out or expend. Forms of speech collectively that are peculiar to the people of a particular district. To regard or speak of slightingly.com descendant n. or hope. destitute adj. Helping or serving to disconnect or separate. detriment n. disinterested adj. Disheartened. dialogue n. or loss. devilry n. To debar. To refuse to acknowledge as one's own or as connected with oneself. To abandon without regard to the welfare of the abandoned desiccant n. especially of real estate. disallow v. disavow v. diagnose v. disarm v. disciplinary adj. To lose spirit. Judicious. + FREE Memory Course. Hindering from action through fear. Having the nature of systematic training or subjection to authority. To disclaim responsibility for. disappear v. courage. wish. Reduction. To unclothe. disagree v. Wanton and malicious mischief. The state of being positively uncomfortable. To stain. as a child. discontinuance n. To acquire a distinct and separate character. diplomacy n. Definitely limited or fixed. symmetry. or skill in conducting any kind of negotiations or in social matters. dictum n. or responsibility to. disinfectant n. To turn aside from the main subject and for a time dwell on some incidental matter. disconnect v. determinate adj. Undress or negligent attire. To reject. disregard v. One who refuses to believe. A representative of one sovereign state at the capital or court of another. disinherit v. detrude v. devious adj. diatribe n. diminution n. desperate adj. A logician. differentiate v.

The registry of judgments of a court. an outpouring. efficacy n. Heavy with sleepiness. distill v. A note or designation of honor. drought n. Unblushing impudence. One who makes a donation or present. domesticity n. efflorescence n. To twist into an unnatural or irregular form. Acting vigorously. A statement of religious faith or duty formulated by a body claiming authority. Life in or fondness for one's home and family. ebullient adj. duteous adj. eatable adj. effluvium n. disseminate v. divest v. dissertation n. Easy to manage. duplex adj. Showing submission to natural superiors. distort v. doe n. ecstasy n. trenches. The theory that places man's chief good in the completeness of self. diversion n. A consequence. as something previously private or secret. dominance n. divisor n. dissimilar adj. domain n. or accouterments or disinvestment. To strip. Ascendancy. To spend sparingly. dolor n. To pour forth. In the British army. or a flowery appearance. egotist n. drudgery n. Lewd. Idiosyncrasy. A disease or malady. donate v. especially in morals or religion. distend v. To change the purpose or alter the plans of by persuasion. especially when so long continued as to cause vegetation to wither. efflorescent adj. To bestow as a gift. dormant adj. Capable of various forms. dissentient n. docket n. Splendor. The quality or character of being godlike. distraught adj. That which is uttered or proclaimed by authority as a rule of action. Lamentation. dissonant adj. dissipation n. or good intent of any person. distrainor n. dwindle v. drachma n. dissent n. Self-conceit. disunion n.5000 Collegiate Words with Brief Definitions – Amass an Ivy League Vocabulary! EASY 7-CD Edition: All you have to do is listen 15 minutes a day for 4 weeks to absorb 5000 words. The state of possessing adequate skill or knowledge for the performance of a duty. specifically of a plant or an animal. Expansion. Exhausted. One who advocates or practices egoism. Pastime. drastic adj. disyllable n. The pretended forecast of future events or discovery of what is lost or hidden. A modern and an ancient Greek coin. distillation n. To make positive assertions without supporting them by argument or evidence. efficiency n. . FreeVocabulary. divinity n. The means of draining collectively. Efficient. One who subjects a person to distress. dolorous adj. Giving off bubbles of gas. eccentricity n. edify v. dominate v. A breaking up of a union of persons. dissension n. dissolve v. A sphere or field of action or interest. efface v. To hide by pretending something different. economize v. diverse adj. egoist n. To relate or represent in a dramatic or theatrical manner. Having two parts. distemper n. effective adj. Enraptured. Peculiar. effervesce v. Doubtful. Making statements without argument or evidence. Melancholy. The obstruction of a heavenly body by its entering into the shadow of another body. Harsh or disagreeable in sound. dyne n. Capable of being stretched out or expanded in every direction. ecstatic adj. Disagreement. To make a demand or repeated demands on for payment. Angry or violent difference of opinion. dissonance n. effete adj. Hard and constant work in any menial or dull occupation. edible adj. Thesis. An article in a periodical written by the editor and published as an official argument. To influence controllingly. A word of two syllables. To obliterate. divagation n. The state of being dispersed or scattered. A composition for two voices or instruments. To diminish or become less. duplicity n. To liquefy or soften. An ill turn. as by heat or moisture. dissolution n. The act or operation of cutting in pieces. effusion n. The property which a wife brings to her husband in marriage. divulgence n. as seed is sown. dogma n. as a system of conduits. earnest adj. dutiable adj. dramatize v. effervescent adj. Fit for a destined purpose. Discord. dragoon n. Subject to a duty. The force which. as into wire or a thread. A noxious or ill-smelling exhalation from decaying or putrefying matter. One of a pair of like things. doubly adv. effulgence n. Obedient. Tending in different directions. divert v. To rule with insolence or unnecessary annoyance. Different. egotism n.com dissection n. officially recognizing superiority or success in studies. Edible. One given to self-mention or who is constantly telling of his own views and experiences. divergent adj. drainage n. effeminacy n. One who writes plays. edict n. Effective. To extract or produce by vaporization and condensation. diversity n. A person to whom a donation is made. dowry n. dissever v. Ardent in spirit and speech. To draw out. Confinement. especially a customs duty. dun v. dissipate v. Being in a state of or resembling sleep. Double-dealing. eccentric adj. drowsy adj. dissolute adj. To sow or scatter abroad. effect n. Daily. dissemble v. dissuasion n. dissuade v. To divide. Capable of being separated into parts. To stretch out or expand in every direction. To subject a person to distress. pipes. effrontery n. Suitable to be eaten. distrust n. dominant adj. Having womanish traits or qualities. divulge v. Separation of relations or interests. effectual adj. Opening in flower. Conspicuously prominent. One who disagrees. duet n. dogmatic adj. duration n. distinction n. domicile n. A young duck. To turn from the accustomed course or a line of action already established. + FREE Memory Course. counsel. Bewildered. or pleading. efficient adj. specifically of clothes. Control by the exercise of power or constituted authority. Anything made of clay and baked in a kiln or dried in the sun. divination n. dubious adj. educe v. donator n. The female of the deer. The place where one lives. The power to produce an intended effect as shown in the production of it. a cavalryman. The period of time during which anything lasts. One occupied in the business of distilling alcoholic liquors. divisible adj. To build up. wisdom. Melancholy. would give it a velocity of 1 cm/s. Digression. distensible adj. To bubble up. domination n. distention n. or strengthen. That by which a number or quantity is divided. Separation of the more volatile parts of a substance from those less volatile. distiller n. dragnet n. Dry weather. To disperse or disappear. In twofold degree or extent. divertible adj. Womanishness. Showing enthusiasm or exhilaration of feeling. dolesome adj. The state of being flowery. The act of changing the purpose of or altering the plans of through persuasion. distrain v. as having performed its functions. dramatist n. dutiful adj. ornaments. dissentious adj. egoism n. Capable of being drawn out. or pleading. docile adj. efficacious adj. Lack of confidence in the power. editorial n. Expressing or causing sorrow or pain. doublet n. A net to be drawn along the bottom of the water. One who makes a donation or present. Able to be turned from the accustomed course or a line of action already established. doleful adj. effuse v. ductile adj. Dissimilitude. donor n. effeminate adj. etc. earthenware n. To tell or make known. eclipse n. donee n. Contentious. especially for a worthy cause. Rapturous excitement or exaltation. durance n. diurnal adj. domineer v. A divulging. duckling n. dogmatize v. applied to a mass of one gram for 1 second. disservice n. Having and exercising the power to produce effects or results.

To involve in difficulties. or the fine arts. epitaph n. The outer skin. or esteem. enlighten v. enamor v. erratic adj. To flow forth or proceed. A simplified representation. To educe or extract gradually or without violence. enrage v. To use words of double meaning. An incident or story in a literary work. entrails n. The process of decomposing a chemical compound by the passage of an electric current. Peculiar to some specified country or people. Incorrect. To impede with obstacles. formulate. electrolysis n. Relating to Elizabeth. To make into law. equity n. To quietly terminate: said of time. enormous adj. One who uses or engages the services of other persons for pay. emblazon v. entirety n. To separate and cast aside. as from some source. equivalent adj. One who works for wages or a salary. equalize v. eject v. essence n. gift. To set forth publicly or in glowing terms. Evasion. To inspire with ardent love. electrotype n. element n. A component or essential part. Word used adjectivally to describe some quality or attribute of is objects. employer n. enhance v. To endow with a privilege. An earnest request. usually spiritual. encyclopedia n. embargo n. as a coin. empower v. epicycloid n. merit. Very-learned. emulate v. The internal parts of an animal. Any appearance or bodily manifestation of a deity. eminent adj. To keep clear of. endurance n. To set on fire. engrave v. state. or stress laid upon some word. To delegate authority to. Evenness of mind or temper. enact v. To imitate with intent to equal or surpass. equilibrium n. A interval of time. Any place of exit. enormity n. enlist v. equivocate v. espy v. To misappropriate secretly. Epicurean adj. epiphany n. epigram n. Authoritative stoppage of foreign commerce or of any special trade. To entrap. inflection. To expel. epicure n. To expose to peril. Hatred. To express. To render uniform. epicycle n. To delight extravagantly or intensely. eminence n. Roving or wandering. queen of England. enmity n.” epitome n. To destroy thoroughly. Having the ability to express emotion or feeling in lofty and impassioned speech. entree n. confusion. emphasis n. pl. word. To bring or hold under any overmastering influence. Elizabethan adj. To bring out more clearly the facts concerning. epizootic adj. To pitch tents for a resting-place. emit v. Tolerable. enrapture v. To encircle. An elevated position with respect to rank. Immensity. condition. or the like. To make beautiful or elegant by adding attractive or ornamental features. enshrine v. or exhaustive of one subject. epilogue n. ensnare v. place. emeritus adj. employee n. encroach v. or pertaining to daintiness of appetite. emigrate v. emigrant n. elapse v. equivocal adj. To make a beginning in some occupation or scheme. embroil v. To name one by one. Pertaining to beauty. To send or give out. entrench v. A pithy phrasing of a shrewd observation. The branch of zoology that treats of insects. encore n. A complete thing. epoch n. The ability to suffer pain. enjoin v. as in search of adventure or opportunity for gallant deeds. A riddle. An obstruction or plugging up of an artery or other blood-vessel. embark v. That property of matter by which a body tends to return to a former shape after being changed. or exemplify in a concrete. The art of correct intonation. To invest with sovereign power. hardship. Spoken with any special impressiveness laid upon an act. emergence n. estrange v. A poem celebrating in formal verse the mythical achievements of great personages. + FREE Memory Course. or complications. Full of zeal and fervor. esquire n. The call for a repetition. etc. encamp v. Any special impressiveness added to an utterance or act. To alienate. To yield to or display intense and rapturous feeling. entangle v. enervate v. equestrian adj. taste. embarrass v. To occupy completely. enthrone v. encumber v. To intensify. To render ineffective or inoperative. enigma n. To infuriate. Ambiguous. To come into view or into existence. endurable adj. High in station. To involve in dissension or strife. eschew v. A species of lyric poems. eradicate v. Retired from active service but retained to an honorary position. erudite adj. or strength of mind. enthrall v. separable from yet growing out of it. To give courage to.com egregious adj. A work containing information on subjects. One who moves from one place to settle in another. encourage v. A coming into view. embellish v. elegy n. The act of entering. enfranchise v. Irregular. One who cultivates a delicate taste for eating and drinking. or a group of words. language. epic n. Extensive knowledge of literature. or to her era. epidermis n. eloquent adj. Prevailing among animals. To waste away in flesh. as by legislative act. enumerate v. entwine v. estimable adj. To dignify. A lyric poem lamenting the dead. ennoble v. To fortify or protect. encomium n. estuary n. erudition n. emergent adj. enthusiastic adj. engross v. heroes. as with a trench or ditch and wall. To keep close watch. emaciate v. engender v. erroneous adj. A bazaar or shop. To keep sacred. To inspire with courage. ministering. To articulate or enunciate with special impressiveness upon a word. episode n. embezzle v. Indulging. equitable adj. The close of a narrative or dramatic poem. Characterized by fairness. Pertaining to horses or horsemanship. elude v. To evade the search or pursuit of by dexterity or artifice. A metallic copy of any surface. etc. endue v.5000 Collegiate Words with Brief Definitions – Amass an Ivy League Vocabulary! EASY 7-CD Edition: All you have to do is listen 15 minutes a day for 4 weeks to absorb 5000 words. To invade partially or insidiously and appropriate the possessions of another. necessitate. emphasize v. eliminate v. entreaty n. emanate v. endanger v. A symbol. entail v. To go from one country. emerge v. Working vigorously. To endow with some quality. compact or visible form. To interweave. etc. elusion n. Wide-spread occurrence of a disease in a certain region. character. elucidate v. To cause to see clearly. eligible adj. epidemic n. Fairness or impartiality. history. Gigantic. enfeeble v. endemic adj. encyclical adj. emporium n. Equal in value. energetic adj. force. A circle that rolls upon the external or internal circumference of another circle. That which makes a thing to be what it is. memorable for extraordinary events. office. . To enter voluntarily the military service by formal enrollment. meaning. emblem n. as in “Father Aeneas. A formal or discriminating expression of praise. especially with the right to vote. embolden v. epithet n. errant adj. esthetic adj. To command. elasticity n. embody v. FreeVocabulary. or courtesy. elocution n. hope. A title of dignity. and gesture in public speaking or reading. To render flustered or agitated. enthuse v. egress n. entomology n. distress. or region for the purpose of settling or residing in another. embolism n. Coming into view. To release from bondage. Qualified for selection. endear v. or grace. Intended for general circulation. To produce. A state of balance. A wide lower part of a tidal river. Worthy of respect. To cause to be loved. emphatic adj. To cut or carve in or upon some surface. To involve. Extreme. as of some part of a play or performance. epode n. enkindle v. or set of words. elicit v. emancipate v. encompass v. or stress of any kind without succumbing. equanimity n. To debilitate. An inscription on a tomb or monument in honor or in memory of the dead. A curve traced by a point on the circumference of a circle which rolls upon another circle.

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

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

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

illimitable adj. hindrance n. To worry or harass by ill temper and petty annoyances. To deceive. or annoyances. at the lower end of the rectum. heterogeneous adj. illegible adj. henpeck v. ignominious adj. havoc n. Congruity of the members or elements or parts. of the force exerted by water in motion. herbarium n. hernia n. hinder v. That which may be used to produce light. To make to conform to some mental or imaginary standard. A thorny shrub much used in England for hedges. Reverential regard or worship. To produce a somnambulistic state in which the mind readily acts on suggestions. To supply with light. extent. as oil and water. imbroglio n. Watery. Disposed to treat strangers or guests with generous kindness. The branch of zoology that treats of fishes. To wet or moisten. illusory adj. homogeneous adj. heinous adj. honorarium n. head first adv. The practice of receiving and entertaining strangers and guests with kindness. Tending to produce sleep. hoarse adj. hardihood n. heterodox adj. idiosyncrasy n. Surly. harbinger n. humane adj. hussar n. huckster n. Very depressing. hoard v. idolize v. Transmission of physical or mental qualities. immature adj. immeasurable adj. Separating. A figure with six angles. An artificially induced somnambulistic state in which the mind readily acts on suggestion. hostility n. A pausing to consider. hospitable adj.5000 Collegiate Words with Brief Definitions – Amass an Ivy League Vocabulary! EASY 7-CD Edition: All you have to do is listen 15 minutes a day for 4 weeks to absorb 5000 words. or its people. Compassionate. herbivorous adj. hybrid adj. hoodwink v. illusion n. imminent adj. Without spot or blemish.or nine-headed water-serpent slain by Hercules. A philanthropist. To put to shame. hydromechanics n. hosiery n. cares. A servile assistant and subordinate. The state of being icy. ill-natured adj. An artificial trance-sleep. hemorrhage n. An opinion or doctrine subversive of settled beliefs or accepted principles. Unlawfully begotten. illusive adj. Concordant in sound. homage n. hesitation n. A young cow. Discharge of blood from a ruptured or wounded blood-vessel. A small hill or mound. Irreligious. A group of seven governments. The branch of science that treats of the pressure and equilibrium of fluids. Extreme insincerity. icon n. To plunge or dip entirely under water or other fluid. hypnosis n. illuminant n. A use of words peculiar to a particular language. To drink or take in. imitator n. Having the voice harsh or rough. size. A Greek epic poem describing scenes from the siege of Troy. Hibernian adj. ichthyosaurs n. A light-horse trooper armed with saber and carbine. + FREE Memory Course. ichthyic adj. pl. as from a cold or fatigue. To come into a country or region from a former habitat. Having six angles. imbibe v. The side of a right-angled triangle opposite the right angle. ichthyology n. Shameful. humbug n. Faultfinding. Pertaining to Ireland. illogical adj. Protrusion of any internal organ in whole or in part from its normal position. One who holds opinions contrary to the recognized standards or tenets of any philosophy. Consisting of dissimilar elements or ingredients of different kinds. hospitality n. imaginable adj. Lacking pity or sympathy. perplexity. Having little or no book-learning. Deceptive. hysteria n. humanize v. ignoble adj. illuminate v. hillock n. hemorrhoids n. Deceiving or tending to deceive. At variance with any commonly accepted doctrine or opinion. illicit adj. Indefinitely extensive. hereditary adj. hustle v. A mental quality or habit peculiar to an individual. diseases. Stingy. Cross-bred. Involving the moving of water. One who retails small wares. Undecipherable. illegal adj. or strife. An instrument for determining the density of solids and liquids by flotation. Not according to law. heartrending adj. make-up. Passing naturally from parent to child. hirsute adj. homophone n. hexangular adj. Deviating from the normal form or standard type. heifer n. Iliad n. An unreal image presented to the senses. hydraulic adj. An obstacle. hydrous adj. or quantity. One who makes in imitation. immigrant n. hexapod adj. hawthorn n. A word agreeing in sound with but different in meaning from another. imitation n. Anything intended or calculated to deceive or mislead. Boundless. hesitancy n. harass v. A figure having seven sides and seven angles. illegitimate adj. as animals. hiatus n. Foolish daring. imbrue v. immense adj. A collection of dried plants scientifically arranged for study. Tumors composed of enlarged and thickened blood-vessels. Having six feet. Feeding on herbs or other vegetable matter. Pertaining to the area under the skin. Vacillation. That can be imagined or conceived in the mind. hypothesis n.com harangue n. heritage n. Impending evil or danger. A nervous affection occurring typically in paroxysms of laughing and crying. A foreigner who enters a country to settle there. hypodermic adj. FreeVocabulary. Fish-like. heteromorphic adj. as in diving. illiterate adj. herbaceous adj. To regard with inordinate love or admiration. Made up of similar parts or elements. hazard n. The seven. hideous adj. Low in character or purpose. The mechanics of fluids. Vacillating. imaginary adj. Devastation. homonym n. henchman n. hilarious adj. To gather and store away for the sake of accumulation. Risk. horde n. A token fee or payment to a professional man for services. Identical in nature. Having the character of a herb. immaterial adj. etc. hesitant adj. heretic n. A break or vacancy where something necessary to supply the connection is wanting. hypnotize v. Pertaining to winter. hindmost adj. hydrodynamics n. Of no essential consequence. idiom n. Enmity. A tirade. idealize v. homologous adj. hypnotism n. hexagon n. Unlawful. Precipitately. Pertaining to electricity developed water or steam. hypocrite n. illiberal adj. That which is made as a likeness or copy. heterogeneity n. heathenish adj. hard-hearted adj. A word agreeing in sound with but different in meaning from another. To make bright or clear. Not full-grown. or relation. heredity n. hygiene n. Dangerous and close at hand. immersion n. One who or that which foreruns and announces the coming of any person or thing. icily adv. . Boisterously merry. Fancied. heedless adj. hydrometer n. harmonious adj. Odiously sinful. from parent to offspring. hibernal adj. To move with haste and promptness. Unlikeness of constituent parts. immerse v. illumine v. humiliate v. as in diving. A gathered multitude of human beings. To trouble with importunities. as by false appearance. A proposition taken for granted as a premise from which to reach a conclusion. hypocrisy n. Birthright. An image or likeness. hypnotic adj. An image-breaker. humanitarian n. heptarchy n. One who makes false professions of his views or beliefs. iconoclast n. hydrostatics n. iciness n. hypotenuse n. A fossil reptile. Frigidly. To obstruct. A misunderstanding attended by ill feeling. The branch of medical science that relates to improving health. Having a hairy covering. imminence n. hypercritical adj.. The branch of mechanics that treats of the dynamics of fluids. immaculate adj. Appalling. Contrary to the rules of sound thought. The act of plunging or dipping entirely under water or another fluid. homogeneity n. heresy n. Farthest from the front. Very great in degree. heptagon n. hydra n. Precipitately. To make gentle or refined. immiscible adj. Thoughtless. immigrate v. hydroelectric adj. A stocking. head foremost adv.

+ FREE Memory Course. impermissible adj. Without intention. incoherent adj. impromptu n. or agreement. or difficult to digest. The state of being white or glowing with heat. improper adj. That can not be perfected. immutable adj. Having such anger and scorn as is aroused by meanness or wickedness. indiscriminate adj. indomitable adj. impolitic adj. Resisting all attempts to reduce volume by pressure. indignant adj. indefinitely adv. passion. impend v. That can not be blotted out. Irreverence toward God. part. destroyed. Not logically coordinated. or demand. indignity n. especially one of little importance. Not having the abilities desired or necessary for any purpose. imperturbable adj. or occasion. Characterized by irreverence or irreligion. or accusations. constrained. indivisible adj. incisor n. impassable adj. To assail with arguments. Insisting on obedience. Inexpedient. indispensable adj. imperfectible adj. Interfering with comfort or progress. Implied. inceptive adj. unseemly. Piecemeal. and manage. Unbiased. indigestion n. Lacking wise judgment. impregnate v. Accidental. imply v. as testimony. To show or prove to be involved in or concerned implicit adj. impersonal adj. To harass with persistent demands or entreaties. impious adj. impotent adj. That which begins. impulsion n. impetus n. incipient adj. indiscernible adj. White or glowing with heat. impropriety n. incapacitate v. Urgent in character. Insolent disrespect. Destitute of or lacking in power. or intellectual. Discordant. Unsuitable for the time. impoverish v. Want of connection. indolence n. improvise v. implausible adj. implicate v. inconsiderable adj. incoercible adj. To cause to become less or worse. incapacity n. inaccessible adj. Anything done or said on the impulse of the moment. To drive or urge forward. or qualification. impure adj. Incomprehensible. That can not be taken by assault. indistinct adj. Unpremeditated. impliable adj. Insufficient. inapprehensible adj. inconstant adj. incandescence n. Beginning. incomparable adj. incessant adj. To attribute.com immoral adj. inane adj. Not perceptible. To imprison. Innate. impersonate v. In a vague or uncertain way. indelible adj. Vague. inchoative n. impulsive adj. Heedless. To be an obstacle or to place obstacles in the way of. considered. effaced. That can not be passed through or over. impregnable adj. physical. elements. To bring in. indulgence n. Inert. inapt adj. immune adj. Impenetrable. Blameless. incarcerate v. incoherence n. impersuadable adj. Not to be approved. Indisputable. That can not be described. indigenous adj. inconvenient adj. induct v. indicant adj. incompressible adj. Implanted by nature. That can not be burned. impudence n. Promiscuous. Unadvisable. Want of power to apprehend. incipience n. inadequate adj. That can not be heard. Destitute of animal life. request. indigence n. Incipient. or compelled. One who or that which points out. That which moves to action. Imperceptible to the touch. Lacking some element. impair v. Unchangeable. speech. incongruous adj. imperious adj. incident n. insinuations. Not exactly according to the facts. or expresses beginning. To rouse to a particular action. inconsequential adj. To be imminent. The state or quality of being unfit. Unyielding. impugn v. Habitually inactive or idle. desire. Calm. suitable. impatience n. impetuosity n. inactive adj. impetuous adj. Rashness. importune v. place. To cause to last or to be known or remembered throughout a great or indefinite length of time. To signify. Not digestible. incompetence n. Having no money. incinerate v. immovable adj. indestructible adj. Unconquerable. Steadfast. A front or cutting tooth. competency. Incapable of being forced. imperil v. Unmoved by or not exhibiting feeling. impeccable adj. inchmeal adv. Valueless. Matchless. as to parts. Habitually engaged in licentious or lewd practices. impartial adj. Lacking foresight or thrift. incandescent adj. inception n. FreeVocabulary. immortalize v. Difficulty or failure in the alimentary canal in changing food into absorptive nutriment. Yielding to the desires or humor of oneself or those under one's care. To deprive of power. capacity. impunity n. Laziness. Capable of being inferred. To endanger. Not relating to a particular person or thing. Not to be understood. That can not be turned aside. indict v. Small in quantity or importance. incendiary n. indefensible adj. indiscreet adj. inaccurate adj. etc. The act or practice of bringing from one country into another. impalpable adj. inadmissible adj. Not understandable. indolent adj. or inappropriate. Obligatory. Beginning. or allowed. impertinence n. indulgent adj. inborn adj. incidence n. Silly. General lack of capacity or fitness. Unwillingness to brook delays or wait the natural course of things. Exempt. Awkward or slow. Rudeness. incitement n. improvident adj. The beginning. incomplete adj. That which moves the mind or inflames the passions. inanimate adj. importunate adj. Necessary or requisite for the purpose. or becoming. impel v. To appear or act in the character of. inconceivable adj. indescribable adj. impracticable adj. inchoate adj. The yielding to inclination. inadvisable adj. A happening in general. incentive n. understand. as of parts or ideas in thought. or serves as an incentive or stimulus. or propensity in oneself or another. imperative adj. incombustible adj. Casual occurrence. indicator n. Native. Poverty. Not feasible. To do anything extemporaneously or offhand. inbred adj. To reduce to ashes. Chemical or person who starts a fire-literally or figuratively. incompatible adj. Changeable. Impulsive. Poor. incontrovertible adj. impecunious adj. incomprehensible adj. impiety n. imperceptible adj. Untenable. Contradictory. impassive adj. importation n. Speechless. That which points out. impede v. moral. Tainted. incidentally adv.5000 Collegiate Words with Brief Definitions – Amass an Ivy League Vocabulary! EASY 7-CD Edition: All you have to do is listen 15 minutes a day for 4 weeks to absorb 5000 words. impassible adj. To make pregnant. To make indigent or poor. inconsistent adj. Difficult of approach. Not plausible. imprudent adj. incompetent adj. inadvertent adj. as from disease. Initial. That can not be destroyed. Freedom from punishment. inaudible adj. or adjunct necessary or required. indigent adj. Not separable into parts. Unmerited contemptuous conduct or treatment. impute v. . Not permissible. or details. impervious adj. Any impulse or incentive. indivertible adj. Not appropriate. incite v. To find and declare chargeable with crime. Unceasing. Not moved or affected by feeling. Indiscernible. inarticulate adj. Impetus. or removed. indigestible adj.

ineligible adj. Candid. insuppressible adj. Intellectual discernment. innumerable adj. One who takes part in forcible opposition to the constituted authorities of a place. infinite adj. Not to be justified. or open in character or quality. Causing nothing displeasing or disturbing. insecure adj. force. interim n. To ask information about. intemperance n. interminable adj. inference n. or use. purpose. A morbid process in some part of the body characterized by heat. infrequence n. Adding emphasis or force. mental. inquire v. Not fit or suitable. Insensibility to kindness. The act of imbuing. inhuman adj. inexplicable adj. inscribe v. inherence n. FreeVocabulary. by writing. intermit v. or spent. A hint. inhume v. Ability to sway the will of another. or originating. insistence n. An official appointed to examine or oversee any matter of public interest or importance. To be present in such numbers as to be a source of annoyance. Publicly branded or notorious. inflammable adj. infernal adj. Having the power to sway the will of another. or moral weakness or flaw. intermittent adj. combining. Impenetrably mysterious or profound. or influence. ingratitude n. insulate v. Not disposed to entertain strangers gratuitously. Having no limit or end. inexcusable adj. inefficiency n. Unsuitable or inconvenient. innuendo n. Intrinsic. influential adj. insurrection n. as principles or qualities. intercessor n. A place for the reception or treatment of the sick. interposition n. Forcible encroachment or trespass. Insinuation. ingenious adj. Not suitable to be selected or chosen. To perform the first act or rite. An action or event considered as coming between others of greater length. trouble. intercept v. or danger. . insurgence n. inefficient adj. Component. inoffensive adj. infrequent adj. inexpressible adj. Without importance. That which does not accomplish an intended purpose. insurgent n. infest v. To imply. insular adj. + FREE Memory Course. innocuous adj. interpreter n. insinuate v. inmost adj. inject v. inexorable adj. Unavoidable. influx n. The act of stringing or stretching. infidelity n. Invincible. Uncommon. ingraft v. To enter in a book. That can not be altered or varied. inextensible adj. interpose v. or state of being strained. inflammation n. Lack of import or of importance. or pouring in. Deepest within. Incapable of being concealed. insomnia n. To trespass upon. Pertaining to an island. Uprightness of character and soundness of moral principle. inestimable adj. Mandate. initiate v. infamy n. One who incites to evil. inseparable adj. Inadequate for some need. as a dead body. To introduce or strive to introduce new things. infirm adj. Infusion. insufficient adj. Unutterable. intercession n. insignificant adj. Inanimate. instructive adj. Adverse. inert adj. Inadequacy. intellect n. insolent adj. A temporary discontinuance. A physical. To win confidence or good graces for oneself. especially as to time. Capacity to know or understand. integrity n. The state of being permanently existing in something. Being in a middle place or degree or between extremes. interrogate v. A court or tribunal for examination and punishment of heretics. infringe v. interact v. originality. insuperable adj. Done without perceptible lapse of time. Not perceptible to the touch. inherent adj. instill v. infinity n. infirmity n. A small body of water leading into a larger. inspector n. intermission n. Such as can not be made plain. To mediate between persons. inhibit v. inexperience n. intensive adj. or crime. Easily set on fire or excited. Above price. as in contrivance or arrangement. insolence n. interpolation n. Urgent. intention n. insatiable adj. inlet n. as of the appetites. infirmary n. Boundless or immeasurable extension or duration. Verbal interference. Disloyalty. To interrupt the course of. ingenuous adj. To intoxicate. inglorious adj. A recess. Unrelenting. Sleeplessness. ingredient n. Immoderate action or indulgence. Urgency. instantaneous adj. as in opinion or statement. or cleverness. infuse v. inhospitable adj. Pride or haughtiness exhibited in contemptuous and overbearing treatment of others. intercede v. To come between other things or persons. Remote from the sea. A person who makes intelligible the speech of a foreigner by oral translation. Unutterable. So large or furnishing so great a supply as not to be emptied. To instill. Not assured of safety. To hold back or in. ineffable adj. Uprising. Gross wrong or injustice. Time between acts or periods. frank. or on a list. ingratiate v. Lacking in bodily or mental strength. insipid adj. ingenuity n. To set or implant deeply and firmly. as for vice. One who denies the existence of God. Akin to or befitting hell or its occupants. Comprehensible. Tasteless. To cause to cease temporarily. Unadvisable. Rareness. To infuse. That desires or craves immoderately or unappeasably. as a fluid. interdict n. infusion n. Impudent. Lacking the power of feeling or perceiving. inedible adj. inscrutable adj. A mediator. inept adj. or document. innovate v. Characterized by intelligence. inevitable adj. iniquity n. The state of being in active resistance to authority. influence n. swelling. insidious adj. Not accomplishing an intended purpose. A single occurrence or happening of a given kind. To introduce. Countless. instigate v. Not good for food. Low-priced. and pain. To examine formally by questioning. inexhaustible adj. To act reciprocally. Shameful. intellectual adj. introduce. insensible adj. insignificance n. instant n. Lack of or deficiency in experience. inroad n. Harmless. insentient adj. Imperceptible. Authoritative act of prohibition. Savage.com inebriate v. Exempt from error of judgment. Conveying knowledge. intelligible adj. The derivation of a judgment from any given material of knowledge on the ground of law. especially out of curiosity. inexpedient adj. To place in a detached state or situation. inland adj. insight n. A coming between. or inculcate. interlude n. To provoke. intermediate adj. A very brief portion of time. insistent adj. That upon which the mind is set. Total loss or destitution of honor or reputation. Entreaty in behalf of others. Given to questioning. inopportune adj.5000 Collegiate Words with Brief Definitions – Amass an Ivy League Vocabulary! EASY 7-CD Edition: All you have to do is listen 15 minutes a day for 4 weeks to absorb 5000 words. intelligence n. intension n. One who makes an investigation. That can not be separated. instigator n. infallible adj. inkling n. instance n. injunction n. interlocutor n. inexpensive adj. wasted. intangible adj. inflexible adj. infidel n. Evincing skill. The faculty of perception or thought. inquisition n. Measureless. inquisitive adj. Working ill by slow and stealthy means. by injection. infamous adj. inimical adj. Of unchangeable length or area. To place in the earth. One who takes part in a conversation or oral discussion. Cleverness in contriving. insufficiency n. inquisitor n. roll.

irresponsible adj. A square of linen. kiloliter n. That can not be successfully withstood or opposed. One of a party in Great Britain in favor of spirited and demonstrative foreign policy. jaundice n. Serving to water lands by artificial means. Difficult to follow or understand. irrefragable adj. + FREE Memory Course. The act of turning or directing inward. Jingo n. Not to be conquered. To play tricks of sleight of hand. Flood. involuntary adj. as by an act of intrusion or trespass. introspect v. An island. irritate v. Succulent. Vindication. Showing or expressing a deficiency of veneration. or drying industrial products. An utterance intended to cast censure. Entrance. intestine n. Incapable of being injured or disturbed. To place close together. upside down. The act of entering without warrant or invitation. literally or figuratively. subdued. Merry. isochronous adj. vexation. Habitual. To afflict with pain. The science of rights in accordance with positive law. invalid n. joint. kerchief n. Prone to anger. irreparable adj. irk v. islet n. . invincible adj. intolerable adj. juggle v. jocular adj. One who invests money. jubilation n. Sudden invasion. irony n. judicious adj. intervene v. Exultation. To look into. Occurring or situated within a cell. invulnerable adj. intestate adj. justification n. investor n. To animate. Careless of or unable to meet responsibilities. Wrath. A grain or seed. jugular adj. or overcome. invidious adj. irrigant adj. intestacy n. inveigh v. invoke v. Exceedingly precious. irreverential adj. Anything kept or given to be kept for the sake of the giver. A small or insignificant mark or part. Inapplicable. inveterate adj. inure v. as land. invariable adj. or reproach. A morbid condition. judicature n. A little island. itinerary n. judgment n. unintelligible speech or highly technical speech. irksome adj. Fearless and bold. The quality showing or expressing a deficiency of veneration. Wearisome. An articulation. irrigate v. or tension. irritancy n. intimidate v. FreeVocabulary. irritant n. Exhibiting changing rainbow-colors due to the interference of the light. The quality of producing vexation. physically or mentally. Irrevocable. joust v. Close or confidential friendship. Luster. Inclined to joke. A council or assembly that deliberates in secret upon the affairs of government. encroachment. itinerate v. Censure or ridicule under cover of praise or compliment. invalid adj. intervale n. Change of order so that the first shall become last and the last first. Assumed by law to exist. intolerance n. invaluable adj. To separate from others of its kind. Showing or expressing a deficiency of veneration. juncture n. Insufferable. usually complicated and intended to accomplish something by secret ways. due to obstructed excretion of bile or characterized by yellowing of the skin. The act of observing and analyzing one's own thoughts and feelings. jurisdiction n. Inherent. Not having made a valid will. A plot or scheme. involution n. Moved to anger. juxtapose v. inwardly adv. inviolable adj. investigator n. irrepressible adj. Pertaining to the throat. introspection n. irrelevant adj. judiciary n. That can not be lessened. To engage in a tilt with lances on horseback. To harden or toughen by use. Inability or unwillingness to bear or endure. irrational adj. A many-colored appearance. chemical. To utter vehement censure or invective. That can not be refuted or disproved. or exposure. junction n. inversion n.com interrogative adj. Not possessed of reasoning powers or understanding. The faculty by the exercise of which a deliberate conclusion is reached. Indifferent or opposed to religion. Prudent. exercise. irruption n. To cause to become frightened. kilometer n. To imperil. intuition n. invert v. iota n. That can not be broken or violated. To insert. jeopardize v. or in opposite direction. A low tract of land between hills. isolate v. To turn inside out. Unwilling. intramural adj. intrigue n. irascible adj. junta n. Wandering. Characteristic of youth. irresistible adj. Lawful power or right to exercise official authority. or pathological agent of inflammation. or fatigue. burning. joggle n. A detailed account or diary of a journey. To cut through or into so as to divide. That department of government which administers the law relating to civil and criminal justice. Relating to or denoting equal intervals of time. keepsake n. intrinsic adj. That part of the digestive tube below or behind the stomach. Pertaining to the administration of justice. intimacy n. That can not be wounded or hurt. used as a covering for the head or neck. Quick at contrivance. weight. especially along a river.5000 Collegiate Words with Brief Definitions – Amass an Ivy League Vocabulary! EASY 7-CD Edition: All you have to do is listen 15 minutes a day for 4 weeks to absorb 5000 words. Confused. journalize v. One who serves on a jury or is sworn in for jury duty in a court of justice. Showing impatience or ill temper on little provocation. irreverence n. To fill with an overflowing abundance. intracellular adj. To interfere for some end. juridical adj. That can not be restrained or kept down. Distribution and administration of justice by trial and judgment. inventive adj. A length of 1. intromit v. especially for sacred things. Having or marking equality of temperature. intricacy n. To come in without leave or license. The art or practice of sleight of hand. intricate adj. To stop while in progress. intolerant adj. Contrary in tendency or direction. irradiance n. irreverent adj. isothermal adj. With no outward manifestation. To water. To excite ill temper or impatience in. introgression n. Showing or feeling envy. That can not be rectified or made amends for. jargon n. extending to the anus. To turn within. Perplexity. A line joining points at which the barometric pressure is the same at a specified moment. inverse adj. invasion n. Anything that unduly exhilarates or excites. A mechanical. or cogency. irate adj. invigorate v. kilowatt n. iridescent adj. iridescence n. Preliminary. irreligious adj. irradiate v. or seam. juror n. especially for sacred things. invalidate v. especially for sacred things. invective n. jovial adj. isle n. introvert v. jugglery n. A question or inquiry. jurisprudence n. Bigoted. To keep a diary. Having the nature or form of a question. intrepid adj. itinerant adj. To render clear and intelligible. ire n. Complication. To render of no force or effect. To call on for assistance or protection. One who investigates. Having no force. or other material. Done or made in jest. isobar n. jocose adj. Instinctive knowledge or feeling. intoxicate v.000 meters. kernel n. pain. One who is disabled by illness or injury. An oven or furnace for baking. involve v. Situated within the walls of a city. Unchangeable. kiln n. interrogatory n. juvenile adj. introductory adj. by ditches or other artificial means. inundate v. juicy adj. intersect v. To wander from place to place. irrefrangible adj. irritable adj. The condition resulting from one's dying not having made a valid will. One thousand liters. Encroachment. irreversible adj. judicial adj. The condition of being joined. introversion n. silk. To draw into entanglement. One thousand watts. To make drunk. intrude v. irreducible adj. inundation n. intrusion n. A sudden irregular shake or a push causing such a shake. intoxicant n. interrupt v.

legacy n. legitimate adj. lateral adj. Nimble. That side or direction toward which the wind blows. lithograph n. A non-coherent mixture of sand and clay. To make light by fermentation. One who consumes time idly. locomotion n. Lawful. liquidate v. expressing. liquefy v. light-hearted adj. ligature n. landmark n. lave v. literal adj. logician n. lactic adj. lattice n. Capable of or characterized by clear reasoning. Pertaining to the use of the tongue in utterance. knighthood n. One who is acquainted with several languages. levity n.com kimono n. A liquid preparation for rubbing on the skin in cases of bruises. levy v. intended for dipping up and pouring liquids. Praiseworthy. At a subsequent time. laggard adj. lingual adj. proper. In engraving. laxative adj. as contused flesh. lassie n. laudable adj. To convert into a liquid or into liquid form. Quarrelsome. To mix and work into a homogeneous mass. legitimacy n. listless adj. A petty king. as a mark of distinction. latish adj. likelihood n. lewd adj. A vessel belonging to a steamship-line. Relaxed. Of. lenient adj. liturgy n. or through which one may exert great power. lea n. That may be read with ease. Any large animal. Relatives. lacteal adj. liberate v. Anything that constricts. Pertaining to milk. To cause to become the subject-matter of a suit at law. legislator n. Not harsh. laudation n. ligament n. literacy n. A legislator. lien n. knickknack n. lapse n. Characterized by lust or lasciviousness. A bequest. leniency n. later adv. To set free or release from bondage. The act or power of moving from one place to another. Plausible. A small article. Having a kind and sympathetic nature. lexicographer n. fastening with a sash. The making of dictionaries. A somewhat continuous unstratified metal. To wash or bathe. locative adj. etc. Pertaining to. Royal state. livelihood n. louse n.bearing vein. liable adj. A cup-shaped vessel with a long handle.5000 Collegiate Words with Brief Definitions – Amass an Ivy League Vocabulary! EASY 7-CD Edition: All you have to do is listen 15 minutes a day for 4 weeks to absorb 5000 words. Lustful. leisure n. A probability. Possessing a liquefying nature or power. The secretion of milk. pertaining to. An alcoholic cordial sweetened and flavored with aromatic substances. The time that life continues. loch n. The science of languages. lactation n. Not stringent or energetic. loneliness n. loot v. especially one of picturesque effect. Stead. littoral adj. lawmaker n. and significance of words. The tongue. A print made by printing from stone. To tear rudely or raggedly. laud v. laureate adj. languor n. litigious adj. kingship n. ladle n. or serves for binding or tying. Fondness. lode n. latent adj. lackadaisical adj. An expert reasoner. inflammation. Averse. lithe adj. formed by crossing or interlacing strips or bars. A man who owns and lets a tenement or tenements. A maze. knead v. To give the authority of law to. especially with the hands. To make or enact a law or laws. lieu n. Of the nature of a line. A little lass. lascivious adj. One who makes dictionaries. or the place where or wherein an action occurs. Lassitude of body or depression. leaflet n. legalize v. An embankment beside a river or stream or an arm of the sea. A loose robe. Using the left hand or arm more dexterously than the right. To plunder. legislative adj. A ritual. knight errant n. A small insect parasitic on and sucking the blood of mammals. as seen from a distance or an elevation. Any alcoholic or intoxicating liquid. logic n. A dictionary. Solitude. To deliver the amount or value of. landlord n. Justly or legally responsible. liquor n. limitation n. A little leaf or a booklet. loiterer n. Spare time. Deceitfulness in dealing. Toilsome. licit adj. leaven v. licentious adj. Realistic. liking n. legging n. kinsfolk n. or containing praise. libel n. To abominate. kind-hearted adj. leviathan n. laundress n. liege adj. The act of furnishing with temporary quarters. literature n. Inattentive. Following the exact words. Landowner. or just. laddie n. Milky. A rural view. laborious adj. loath adj. Having the texture of appearance of wood. liberalism n. likely adj. to prevent overflow. The science of correct thinking. left-handed adj. livid adj. Means of subsistence. Language. legionary n. Wanton. Free from care. Black-and-blue. Talkative. A restriction. an etched stone surface for printing. litigate v. Frivolity. legible adj. lexicography n. as a whale. lough n. latency n. lifelike adj. lifetime n. To impose and collect by force or threat of force. Crowned with laurel. To praise in words or song. loathe v. Indicating place. FreeVocabulary. linear adj. landscape n. One of the wandering knights who in the middle ages went forth in search of adventure. A lake. + FREE Memory Course. kingling n. leeward n. or of the origin. Washerwoman. landholder n. legislate v. . loam n. Opposition to conservatism. lexicon n. lithotype n. A lake or loch. leonine adj. Listless. liquefacient adj. A member of an ancient Roman legion or of the modern French Legion of Honor. labyrinth n. as security for a debt or charge. That which exerts. A slight deviation from what is right. A party to a lawsuit. Lasting or continuous through life. litigant n. A covering for the leg. pl. lever n. lodgment n. ligneous adj. Openwork of metal or wood. liqueur n. Falling behind. Having power to open or loosen the bowels. Forbearance. Accordance with law. lethargy n. linguistics n. history. Rather late. The state of being dormant. A lad. A lawgiver. That which binds objects together. loquacious adj. knavery n. linguist n. High praise. lithesome adj. lawgiver n. laudatory adj. lax adj. longevity n. Supple. Dormant. A little lord. A familiar object in the landscape serving as a guide to an area otherwise easily lost track of. lingua n. The state or condition of knowing how to read and write. lingo n. Prolonged sluggishness of body or mind. Unusually prolonged life. or living on a shore. A legal claim or hold on property. levee n. Directed toward the side. lacerate v. languid adj. That makes or enacts laws. logical adj. A legislator. Defamation. The written or printed productions of the human mind collectively. Like a lion. Having the sanction of law or established custom. the principal outer garment in Japan. more for ornament that use. A field. liner n. lordling n. as dough. Sovereign. lifelong adj. Chivalry. liniment n.

manliness n. Martian adj. Showing increase of light. mealy-mouthed adj. medicine n. magisterial adj. menace n. Like a man. mead n. The killing. Belonging or relating to or descriptive of the middle ages. resolution. Pertaining to the moon. Grand or majestic in appearance. manifesto n. sometimes richly ornamented. The exhibition of greatness of action. with regularly arranged stones. martial adj. The long hair growing upon and about the neck of certain animals. Rudely. A command. malediction n. A painted or sculptured representation of the Virgin. To set free from bondage. To effect by negotiating as an agent between parties. Noteworthy. lyre n. A wise and faithful teacher. A place or structure dangerous to human life. A public declaration. as of action or conduct. melodious adj. ludicrous adj. as bravery. Mischievous. maintenance n. with small broken stone. Cruel. A threat. manor n. and delicious. meliorate v. Ghastly and sensational. To treat ill. maize n. lucrative adj. fever. Something that has actual and undeniable existence or reality. The landed estate of a lord or nobleman. + FREE Memory Course. Afraid to express facts or opinions plainly. machinery n. mercenary adj. An insane person. lunacy n. medieval adj. mastery n. magnanimous adj. mannerism n. Untruthfulness. Interfering. A wooden hammer. permanently. meditation n. The qualities characteristic of a true man. lucid adj. FreeVocabulary. meddlesome adj. or peculiarity. taken collectively. of one's mother. meager adj. malcontent n. . Insanity. luxuriate v. Intellectuality. explanation or defense of intentions. etc. mania n. Disposed to pity and forgive. luxuriance n. roughly. unkindly. machinist n. Importance. maneuver v. medallion n. lustrous adj. as the horse and the lion. mendacious adj. malevolent adj. One who is dissatisfied with the existing state of affairs. masterpiece n. or action. walls. Shining. marvel v. mantel n. Ill will. scanty. maidenhood n. A labyrinth. To put ashore and abandon (a person) on a desolate coast or island. A beggar. Alluring by false or gaudy show. maudlin adj. martyrdom n. lurid adj. The calling down of a curse or curses. low-spirited adj. The moon. The attainment of superior skill. A large medal. maternal adj. Constant or excessive adherence to one manner. usually with the infant Jesus. Virginity. either the Roman god of war or the planet. magnificent adj. malefactor n. maze n. Abundant or superabundant in growth. maintain v. materialize v. manlike adj. a person raving with madness. mellifluous adj. Showing increase. To inflame with passion. luminescent adj. A meadow. maritime adj. Having an air of authority. and friend. Of considerable bulk and weight. Pertaining to Mars. Rich. A tomb of more than ordinary size or architectural pretensions. especially to do so falsely and severely. An animal that devours human beings. To take perceptible or substantial form. Evil in nature or tending to do great harm or mischief. Any physical disease or disorder. mercantile adj. manumit v. man-eater n. Pertaining to war or military operations.. especially a chronic or deep-seated one. style. magnate n. To cover or pave. lying n. One of the heavenly bodies as a source of light. To make a magnet of. Generous in treating or judging others. The union of a man and a woman in marriage. Amiable. mendicant n. That of which anything is composed or may be constructed. medley n. massacre n. malevolence n. One who injures another. medial adj. Highly profitable. A body possessing that peculiar form of polarity found in nature in the lodestone. as in quality or social or physical condition. melodrama n. especially when kept for exhibition. Untrue. mausoleum n. magnetize v. character. menagerie n. about a fireplace. lowly adv. mandatory adj. The unnecessary and indiscriminate killing of human beings. Of or pertaining to the middle. maroon v. Excessive or superfluous growth or quantity. mandate n. mentor n. Situated on or near the sea. Indian corn: usually in the United States called simply corn. To hold or preserve in any particular state or condition. maniac n. macadamize v. material n. Pliant. memorable adj. magnitude n. To speak evil of. To make adroit or artful moves: manage affairs by strategy. malignant adj. Mental unsoundness. Sickening or insipid.5000 Collegiate Words with Brief Definitions – Amass an Ivy League Vocabulary! EASY 7-CD Edition: All you have to do is listen 15 minutes a day for 4 weeks to absorb 5000 words. masquerade n. merciless adj. A principle accepted as true and acted on as a rule or guide. A person engaged in manufacturing as a business. Of or pertaining to the sea or matters connected with the sea. maltreat v. magician n. mane n. Emancipation. especially the murdering. The branch of physics that treats the phenomena caused by the action of forces. That which supports or sustains. lunar adj. Expressive of positive command. One of the most ancient of stringed instruments of the harp class. luscious adj. mechanics n. luminary n. lunatic n. Wishing evil to others. Ordinary. mediate v. meretricious adj. A sorcerer. sweet. An entertainment (especially theatrical) held in the daytime. A cloak. making announcement. To wind and turn while proceeding in a course. luminosity n. madden v. or temporarily. malign v. The arrangements or combination of the parts of which anything is composed. A person of rank or importance. Despondent. matinee n. The art or work of constructing. Conducted or acting on business principles. or abusively. matter of fact n. macrocosm n. luxuriant adj. A fever characterized by alternating chills. as buildings. magnificence n. Foolishly and tearfully affectionate. or motives. A substance possessing or reputed to possess curative or remedial properties. A great Hindu prince. Laughable. mentality n. manumission n. To hypnotize. wealth. luminous adj. or uses metal-working tools. manufacturer n. guide. meander v. Mentally sound. Sweetly or smoothly flowing. matricide n. magistracy n. matrix n. as a path or roadway. Submission to death or persecution for the sake of faith or principle. including the usual shelf above it. intellect. as distinguished from merely directory. The facing. masonry n. Giving or radiating light. malady n. malaria n. Fitted for expression in song. A souvenir. marine adj. commercial. The parts of a machine or engine. One who makes or repairs machines. The office or dignity of a magistrate. The turning or revolving of a subject in the mind. Characterized by a sweet succession of sounds. massive adj. quality. makeup n. To be astonished and perplexed because of (something). The quality of giving or radiating light. maleficent adj. Madonna n. mallet n. To make better or improve. memento n. A drama with a romantic story or plot and sensational situation and incidents. or power. mawkish adj. That which contains and gives shape or form to anything. etc. A collection of wild animals. man-trap n.com lovable adj. and sweating. To live sumptuously. luminescence n. A social party composed of persons masked and costumed so as to be disguised. Greedy merciful adj. matrimony n. lune n. malleable adj. The whole of any sphere or department of nature or knowledge to which man is related. magnet n. maxim n. A superior production. lyric adj. mantle n. A composition of different songs or parts of songs arranged to run as a continuous whole. mediocre adj. maharaja n. mesmerize v. Pertaining or peculiar to a mother or to motherhood.

motto n. mobocracy n. courage. especially with or as with drink. monetary adj. Those citizens. misnomer n. monstrosity n. the science of organic forms. Fashionable. Unchanging and tedious. Any structure or sculpture in stone formed of a single piece. mnemonics n. To cast off. metropolitan adj. monarchy n. The junction of two bodies at an equally divided angle. Adapted to or characterized by minute observation. metempsychosis n. miser n. midwife n. Gentlemen. A figure of speech in which one object is likened to another. As much as can be or is usually put into the or exercise. mollify v. A writer on ethics. Of a warlike or combative disposition or tendency. is usually hard. metaphysical adj. mouthful n. misplace v. Having courage or spirit. Fond of tricks. modification n. either the capital or the largest or most important city of a state. equivalent to Mr. as hair. minority n. misanthropic adj. thrown or intended to be thrown. moderation n. To confuse or becloud. The art or science of extracting a metal from ores. modish adj. modulate v. morose adj. A French title of respect. Lacking clearness misunderstand v. metal n. mien n. The galaxy. Ill or improper behavior. A figure of speech that consists in the naming of a thing by one of its attributes. metropolis n. + FREE Memory Course. To apportion. To make a mistake in counting. morality n. metaphysician n. miter n. mongrel n. misanthropy n. Exceedingly small in extent or quantity. moonbeam n. Transition of the soul of a human being at death into another body. The smaller in number of two portions into which a number or a group is divided. misrule v. misdeed n. minimize v. etc.com messieurs n. Milky Way n. or having but one mate. Financial. monopoly n. as by smelting. whether human or beast. FreeVocabulary. Temperance. sovereign ruler. monogamy n. Biting. The control of a thing. The sameness or monotony of utterance. midsummer n. metaphor n. Lasting but a short time. The book containing the service for the celebration of mass. misbehavior n. and the like. moderator n. To give a wrong impression. A ditch on the outside of a fortress wall. collectively. minute adj. monologue n. The middle of the summer. metallurgy n. A villain. To reduce to the smallest possible amount or degree. The world or universe on a small scale. missive n. mountainous adj. The presiding officer of a meeting. moralize v. The art of examing objects with the microscope. Gloomy. mettle n. An optical effect looking like a sheet of water in the desert. monitory n. misbehave v. moralist n. The habit of pairing. Biting or giving to biting. morbid adj. to enable a person to raise its price. Caused by or denoting a diseased or unsound condition of body or mind. Very significant. mishap n. A passing from one form or shape into another. metonymy n. Wandering. and lustrous. mistrust v. A distance in miles. militarism n. misapprehend v. An impetus. To remove or pass from one country. portion. militant adj. microscope n. A lack of variety. as a commodity. To misunderstand. minion n. feathers. momentum n. monolith n. moratorium n. Hatred of women. To soothe. monotonous adj. mischievous adj. To render virtuous. A policy of maintaining great standing armies. monocracy n. microcosm n. or faith. mislay v. To behave ill. muffle v. mismanage v. mite n. An instrument for measuring very small angles or dimensions. misdemeanor n. small crime. missal n. Evil conduct. by speaking as if the other. A servile favorite. mockery n. Philosophical. A character consisting of two or more letters interwoven into one. monsieur n. Full of or abounding in mountains. monastery n. microscopic adj. An instrument for assisting the eye in the vision of minute objects or features of objects. To put into a wrong place. Anything unnaturally huge or distorted. inflection. An unlucky accident. To maltreat. Hatred of marriage. or particle. mete v. microscopy n. Much smaller than reality or that the normal size. especially a weapon. An element that forms a base by combining with oxygen. mulatto n. To make milder or more endurable. Hatred of mankind. momentous adj. or unskillfully. A system of principles and formulas designed to assist the recollection in certain instances. To Take in a wrong sense. militia n. A dwelling-place occupied in common by persons under religious vows of seclusion. mimic v. The external appearance or manner of a person. Misfortune. The offspring of a white person and a black person. metronome n. Wandering. Government by a single. A change. improperly. To deaden the sound of. militate v. A ray of moonlight. Government by a single person. moat n. The principles of philosophy as applied to explain the methods of any particular science. Ridicule. misinterpret v. microphone n. To misplace. A woman who makes a business of assisting at childbirth. A person given to saving and hoarding unduly. ministry n. A name wrongly or mistakenly applied. or habitat to another. . pitch or other quality of sound. miscount v. Courage. migrate v. modernity n. A foot-covering made of soft leather or buckskin. To vary in tone. moribund adj. To misunderstand. Relating to measurement. micrometer n. motley adj.5000 Collegiate Words with Brief Definitions – Amass an Ivy League Vocabulary! EASY 7-CD Edition: All you have to do is listen 15 minutes a day for 4 weeks to absorb 5000 words. Pertaining to a chief city. Virtue. zeal. Admonition or warning. morale n. monograph n. miscreant n. A chief city. To regard with suspicion or jealousy. Composed of heterogeneous or inharmonious elements. miniature adj. heavy. An expressive word or pithy sentence enunciating some guiding rule of life. monomania n. A word of one syllable. monosyllable n. mordant adj. missile n. To imitate the speech or actions of. usually initials of a name. who are enrolled and drilled in temporary military organizations. A message in writing. mileage n. monotony n. A story or drama told or performed by one person. monotone n. To make characteristic of the present or of recent times. misrepresent v. momentary adj. metric adj. A very small amount. On the point of dying. molt v. modernize v. moccasin n. misogyny n. mirage n. Hating mankind. The unreasonable pursuit of one idea. One skilled in metaphysics. Any object. Over-cautious. mettlesome adj. millet n. To have weight or influence (in determining a question). misogamy n. The state or character of being modern. misty adj. One who travels among or climbs mountains for pleasure or exercise. misadventure n. monogram n. A small or unimportant particular or detail. migratory adj. as by wraps. migrant adj. A grass cultivated for forage and cereal. A treatise discussing a single subject or branch of a subject. muddle v. Lawless control of public affairs by the mob or populace. Any religious ceremonial. An apparatus for magnifying faint sounds. An instrument for indicating and marking exact time in music. mountaineer n. To make somewhat different. To manage badly. ministration n. A wrong or improper act. misuse v. The progeny resulting from the crossing of different breeds or varieties. An emergency legislation authorizing a government suspend some action temporarily. Friendly counsel given by way of warning and implying caution or reproof. A state of mind with reference to confidence. morphology n. pl. monition n. meticulous adj. metaphysics n. and sir. minutia n. region. To misgovern. mitigate v. mordacious adj. metamorphosis n. modify v. A service.

The coining or using of new words or new meanings of words. mundane adj. Of or pertaining to a town or city. narrator n. as for a treaty or transfer of property. or poverty. Pertaining to one's birth. Capable of commercial navigation. Transferable by assignment. To bargain with others for an agreement. fabled to have fallen in love with his reflection. mythology n. Government administered by new or untried persons. A person or thing of little or no account. Hurtful. A city of the dead. Stingy. negation n. nonentity n. To deny. niggardly adj. neo-Darwinsim n. oblique adj. navigable adj. To adjust cozily in snug quarters. Binding in law or conscience. noisy adj. non-existent n. mutilate v. Having the character of a beginner. Norman adj. To render indispensable. or ruling. negate v. nominee n. Notwithstanding. but without any basis of fact. . necessity n. want. Pertaining to ships. needlework n. Light and quick in motion or action. non-resident adj. natal adj. The process of fostering or promoting growth. measure. neocracy n. A published notice of a death. One who or that which is of unequaled excellence. nocturnal adj. but having duties other than that of fighting. numerical adj. One who practices the art of foretelling the future by means of communication with the dead. nestling adj. Of or pertaining to marriage. nowadays adv. A central point or part about which matter is aggregated. nugatory adj. Extraordinarily generous. A state of mind indicating lack of interest. obsequious adj. To disfigure. negotiable v. Worldly. The act or process of change. A slight degree of difference in anything perceptible to the sense of the mind. Very offensive. nettle v. nude adj. objector n. obsequies n. municipal adj. neglectful adj. numeration n. That which nourishes. Silent. nucleus n. navigate v. inflammable oil used as a solvent. The act or art of reading or naming numbers. neuter adj. necessary adj. nautical adj. Omission of that which ought to be done. nutriment n.lines. Indispensably requisite or absolutely needed to accomplish a desired result. That which does not exist. An assemblage or review of troops for parade or inspection. or appearances. One who narrates anything. obdurate adj. One who objects. network n. An advocate of the doctrine that nothing either exists or can be known. normalcy n. nostrum n. An orderly continuous account of the successive particulars of an event. Having no fame or reputation. noticeable adj. In the present time or age. notorious adj. nonpareil n. Characterized by illiberal views or sentiments. Modernized Latin. nameless adj. Not residing within a given jurisdiction. obelisk n. To excite sensations of uneasiness or displeasure in. One attached to the army or navy. Impassive to feelings of humanity or pity. + FREE Memory Course. The act of artfully perplexing. the English philosopher. According to the usual order of things. mystic n. Nemesis n. norm n. (no longer acceptable to use) nihilist n. necromancer n. Pertaining to the nerves or nervous system. the death of part of the body. One who receives a nomination. myth n. narrow-minded adj. as opposed to spiritual or celestial. nuance n. necrology n. nauseous adj. Having nutritious properties. Grasping and representing facts as they are. noisome adj. Longer than broad: applied most commonly to rectangular objects considerably elongated obnoxious adj. nestle v. A fictitious narrative presented as historical. A model. obesity n. or irritates. noxious adj. novellette n. obese adj. Any especially sweet and delicious drink. The act of recounting the particulars of an event in the order of time or occurrence. The science of the nervous system. The whole body of legends cherished by a race concerning gods and heroes. nationality n. seamen. divinity of chastisement and vengeance. noiseless adj. Rebellion against lawful or constituted authority. obliterate v. nominal adj. Apt to omit what ought to be done. nil n. neo-Latin n. A new or revived paganism. Being in need. or delivery. Having no power or force. That which is indispensably requisite to an end desired. Slanting. One who professes direct divine illumination. Nothing nimble adj. in northern France. A loose gown worn by women.com muleteer n. the condition of being manifold or very various. negligee n. particularly to the sense of smell. Having no fixed abode. necrosis n. novice n. A short novel. Made of or from oak. The state of being normal. Newtonian adj. or relies upon meditation to acquire truth. vexes. FreeVocabulary. nit n. nurture n. To hold to the fulfillment of duty. said of lines. colorless. Embroidery. oaken adj. A giving characterized by generous motives and extraordinary liberality. as to a proposition. To designate as a candidate for any office. neopaganism n. nectar n. To tell a story. Of or pertaining to number. munificent adj. nomic adj. negligence n. nonchalance n. A list of persons who have died in a certain place or time. negligent adj. neurology n. nuisance n. naphtha n. Trivial. or for numbering off. needy adj. Of or pertaining to the night. neutral adj. multiform adj. Pertaining to ships. Wicked in the extreme. non-combatant n. Pertaining to the nose. necropolis n. narration n. or to its corporate or local government. myriad n. or navigation. nevertheless conj. obituary adj. oblivion n. Of or pertaining to Sir Isaac Newton. Unfavorably known to the general public. That which annoys. nuptial adj. A convent for nuns. mystification n. nasal adj. The act of denying or of asserting the falsity of a proposition. munificence n. nausea n. multiplicity n. nomad adj. narrate v. Anything that presents a system of cross. To cause to disappear. obligatory adj. Usual or customary. Indescribable. Exhibiting or indicating omission. The egg of a louse or some other insect. neophyte adj. nebula n. A light. Neolithic adj. Hemp-fiber obtained by untwisting and picking out loosely the yarns of old hemp rope. The depression on the abdomen where the umbilical cord of the fetus was attached. paints. A square shaft with pyramidal top. Belonging to or under control of neither of two contestants. naval adj. In no place or state. nondescript adj. A mule-driver. Any scheme or recipe of a charlatan character. A variety of the peach. negligible adj. Exceedingly fat. neural adj. navel n. neology n. especially to the marriage ceremony. The son of the Athenian river-god Cephisus. To traverse by ship. Pertaining to the later stone age. naturally adv. mutation n. Detestable. Showing a servile readiness to fall in with the wishes or will of another. nowhere adv. Perceptible. Darwinism as modified and extended by more recent students. A gaseous body of unorganized stellar substance. A connection with a particular nation. oblong adj. endorsement. nectarine n. A beginner in any business or occupation. narrative n. Of or peculiar to Normandy. nefarious adj. Clamorous. A vast indefinite number. objective adj. Having many shapes. obligate v. The state of having passed out of the memory or of being utterly forgotten. oakum n. mutiny n. A district enjoying municipal government. The act or ceremony of naming a man or woman for office. An affection of the stomach producing dizziness and usually an impulse to vomit nauseate v. Neither masculine nor feminine. A goddess. usually monumental or commemorative. necessitate v. To cause to loathe.5000 Collegiate Words with Brief Definitions – Amass an Ivy League Vocabulary! EASY 7-CD Edition: All you have to do is listen 15 minutes a day for 4 weeks to absorb 5000 words. nominate v. Funeral rites. Naked. Recently hatched. nutritive adj. municipality n. nomination n. muster n. Loathsome. Excessive fatness. as in manufacture of Narcissus n. volatile. nunnery n.

overlord n. obvert v. officious adj. An elaborate or formal public speech. Existing but not immediately perceptible. oculist n. The right. either wholly or in part. Passing out of use. The form of lyric poetry anciently intended to be sung. onrush n. Relating to the correcting or preventing of deformity orthopedist n. A portion of a structure which projects or hangs over. outstretch v. Farther or more distant. To leap beyond. especially a fragrant one. orgies n. octave n. orthogonal adj. discussion. A tenant in possession of property. odium n. Ornamented to a marked degree. obstinacy n. observatory n. Of barbarous. Favorable or advantageous chance or opening. A practitioner of midwifery. ostracize v. Unlimited and universal power. A branch of the olive-tree. opportune adj. A happening. strength. uncouth. To pay or reward in excess. operate v. To reach or go beyond. Characterized by unlimited or infinite knowledge. An important event or celebration. To put in action and supervise the working of. A display dictated by vanity and intended to invite applause or flattery. Quick to notice. outburst n. orthodox adj. outlast v. outweigh v. An excessive dose. A part built or arranged to project beyond a natural outline for support. A person of between eighty and ninety years. obviate v. One who holds supremacy over another. oration n. offshoot n. ominous adj. especially of passion in an individual. especially of troops. To go beyond. A book. Intermeddling with what is not one's concern. To swing back and forth. FreeVocabulary. Active. olive-branch n. To turn the front or principal side of (a thing) toward any person or object. obtrusive adj. A conclusion or judgment held with confidence. A demon or monster that was supposed to devour human beings. obstetrics n. onset n. Onset. Having or diffusing an odor or scent. third.com observance n. odious adj. opalescence n. The condition or process of gradually falling into disuse. opportunity n. To kiss. ostracism n. One who practices the correcting or preventing of deformity oscillate v. opportunist n. A humorous play in dialogue and music. occupant n. omnivorous adj. occlude v. One versed or skilled in treating diseases of the eye. obstreperous adj. A note at this interval above or below any other. opponent n. as an objection or difficulty. occasion n. To absorb. outlandish adj. Genuinely. outrage n. Of or pertaining to the eye. Without preparation. ordinal n. or collection of paper in which the sheets are so folded as to make eight leaves. oratory n. A sudden and violent breaking forth. + FREE Memory Course. onslaught n. usually so large a dose of a medicine that its effect is toxic. officiate v. Hateful. A figure with eight sides and eight angles. The state of being scornfully reproached or accused of evil. Uttered through the mouth. ordnance n. outlive v. or done at the right moment. obstruct v. outpost n. To eat to excess. A fatty preparation with a butter-like consistency in which a medicinal substance exists. ocular adj. octagon n. ought v. Anything that severely tests courage. The countries lying west of Asia and the Turkish dominions. The property of combined refraction and reflection of light. onerous adj. observant adj. A feeling of extreme repugnance. power. Tending to be pushed or to push oneself into undue prominence. To last longer than. as a gas by a metal. odorous adj. omission n. overpower v. octavo n. No longer practiced or accepted. Acceptance of the common faith. overeat v. obsolescence n. A gross infringement of morality or decency. An assault. . One who works with or controls some machine or scientific apparatus. A vehement or loud cry or clamor. Radically different or contrary in action or movement. To clear away or provide for. outbreak n. Unlimited or infinite knowledge. occult adj. of or pertaining to the sense of smell. An eccentricity. Occident n. struggle. outlaw n. Exclusion from intercourse or favor. opposite adj. outstrip v. To deliver an elaborate or formal public speech. considered in relation to that other. optic n. of more than one act. ornate adj. ostentation n. To cause or constitute the beginning or first stage of the existence of. A border region. said. obstetrician n. Portentous. A habitual lawbreaker. optician n. To gain supremacy or victory over by superior power. Wealthy. Boisterous. A general name for all kinds of weapons and their appliances used in war. Omnipotent adj. overdo v. as first. To pass across or over. and all that is connected with sight. operative adj. optometry n. ogre n. olfactory adj. orthopedic adj. orate v. That form of the numeral that shows the order of anything in a series. To eject. One who makes or deals in optical instruments or eye-glasses. ordination n. origin n. occurrence n. out-and-out adv. overdose n. opprobrium n. opulent adj. Pertaining to the eye or vision. chorus. overleap v. omniscient adj. arising from conceit or the desire to have one's own way. as an emblem of peace. To act as an officer or leader. A violent issue. ointment n. A violent onset. to convert into bone. outcry n. To overtax the strength of.5000 Collegiate Words with Brief Definitions – Amass an Ivy League Vocabulary! EASY 7-CD Edition: All you have to do is listen 15 minutes a day for 4 weeks to absorb 5000 words. orator n. operator n. ordeal n. outright adv. overhang n. The science that treats of light and vision. outrageous adj. To surpass. osculate v. or of dislike and disgust. oust v. Entirely. omnipotence n. Measurement of the powers of vision. Something that branches off from the parent stock. To ride faster than. obsolescent adj. as a river. A traditional form or customary act. To exclude from public or private favor. outrigger n. optics n. oratorio n. To be pushed or to push oneself into undue prominence. and orchestra. A consecration to the ministry. opaque adj. Shocking in conduct. obsolete adj. resulting in smoky tints. out-of-the-way adj. Possessed of unlimited and universal power. as in society or politics. opinion n. opulence n. generally taken from the Scriptures. To extend. obtrude v. Exclusion. offhand adv. as distinguished from the actual owner. odoriferous adj. Impervious to light. Burdensome or oppressive. as a word. To be under moral obligation to be or do. option n. outreach v. onus n. operetta n. Hindrance. The art of public speaking. Holding the commonly accepted faith. overpass v. Having or determined by right angles. or liberty of choosing. octogenarian adj. A composition for solo voices. second. patience. original adj. overpay v. especially an agreeable one. overproduction n. To continue to exist after. conscience. One who takes advantage of circumstances to gain his ends. Stubborn adherence to opinion. as of something that has been pent up or restrained. originate v. obstruction n. outride v. upon an enemy or fortification. but falling short of positive knowledge. etc. To fill with impediments so as to prevent passage. outcast n. off adj. The branch of medical science concerned with the treatment and care of women during pregnancy. One rejected and despised. Having an odor. especially socially. One who supports the opposite side in a debate. ode n. Excessive production. orthodoxy n. oddity n. and unfamiliar aspect or action. The beginning of that which becomes or is made to be. or sport. Remotely situated. To surpass in importance or excellence. outskirt n. Eating or living upon food of all kinds indiscriminately. outdo v. optimism n. One who delivers an elaborate or formal speech. ossify v. A burden or responsibility. Wild or wanton revelry. Not copied nor produced by imitation. oral adj. The view that everything in nature and the history of mankind is ordered for the best. Affluence. Especially fit as occurring. omniscience n. A building designed for systematic astronomical observations. A detachment of troops stationed at a distance from the main body to guard against surprise.

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

A book containing the formulas and methods of preparation of medicines for the use of druggists. eloquence. permissible adj. plausible adj. perfectible adj. Any instrument for measuring the intensity of light or comparing the intensity of two lights. perturbation n. physiology n. capable of influencing to action by entreaty. pittance n. To continue striving in spite of discouragements. pervade v. pervasion n. persistence n. Wretched. Cognizable. To seek ultimate causes and principles. A high or topmost point. Capable of being made perfect. . perversion n. pious adj. perform v. The doctrine that land and its products are the only true wealth. The property of emitting light. Fond of music. perjure v. playwright n. taken collectively.5000 Collegiate Words with Brief Definitions – Amass an Ivy League Vocabulary! EASY 7-CD Edition: All you have to do is listen 15 minutes a day for 4 weeks to absorb 5000 words. or reflection. phonic adj. pervasive adj. pharmacopoeia n. permanence n. perversity n. The art of measuring the intensity of light. physiography n. pervert n. The doer of a wrong or a criminal act. photometry n. Tending to kill or hurt. physiognomy n. efficiency. petulance n. Open robbery. pioneer n. pillage n. perturb v. The relative importance of facts or matters from any special point of view. Wickedness. peripatetic adj. Extraordinary or marvelous. perpetuate v. Contemptible. perseverance n. perspiration n. To bring from a state of angry or hostile feeling to one of patience or friendliness. A persistence in purpose and effort. philosophy n. The art or business of compounding and dispensing medicines. That may be allowed. personality n. course of conduct. dull. The act of reading carefully or thoughtfully. A wooden framework in which an offender is fastened to boards and is exposed to public scorn. Possibly. pincers n. persuade v. The science of organic functions. philharmonic adj. persevere v. The attributes. percipience n. A maker of plays for the stage. One who or that which perceives. An expert in linguistics. piece n. philately n. different ordering of same items. Any small portion or meager allowance. The state of spreading through every part. To swear falsely to. pertinent adj. perfunctory adj. pledgee n. pertinacious adj. perceive v. A continuance in the same state. To accomplish. pleasurable adj. or anything that moves the feelings. Having a malign influence or effect. perforate v. Persistent or unyielding. Not general or public. Representing articulate sounds or speech. perfumery n. as in war. Astute. persecution n. perennial adj. phonogram n. or commonplace. pervious adj. Serene. phlegmatic adj. plea n. A fixed adherence to a resolve. pernicious adj. Of small value. A graphic character symbolizing an articulate sound. A raging epidemic. physicist n. or value. Compassionate. A man or woman as an individual. One among the first to explore a country. permutation n. permeate v. A loose or separated part. or causes that furnish the rational explanation of anything. persuadable adj. The property of some substances through which the form of the mass can readily be changed. The stealing of passages from the writings of another and publishing them as one's own. especially one of rank or high station. An expression of applause. perverse adj. philology n. Benevolent. philologist n. philosophize v. To filter. piccolo n. physics n. + FREE Memory Course. pitiful adj. pestilent adj. Active humanitarianism. percussion n. Common. To have knowledge of. Frolicsome. An argument to obtain some desired action. Unyielding adherence. Thoroughly penetrating or permeating. plebeian adj. One who has forsaken a doctrine regarded as true for one esteemed false. Continuing though the year or through many years. A solemn assertion of a falsity. Walking about. An instrument having two lever-handles and two jaws working on a pivot. physique n. that make up the character and nature of an individual. philogynist n. capricious or petulant. pestilence n. percolate v. To fail or lose power. FreeVocabulary. perspicacity n. Any unusual occurrence. photoelectric adj. Acuteness or discernment. perspective n. The preparation of perfumes. Any profit from service beyond the amount fixed as salary or wages. perusal n. One who is fond of women. To preserve from extinction or oblivion. The study of language in connection with history and literature. perhaps adv. pharmacy n. Unreasonable. Treachery. philanthropist n. The physical structure or organization of a person. Sweat. Durable. though open to doubt. A polar projection of the heavens on a chart. persiflage n. The habit or characteristic of recurrence at regular intervals. Hard-hearted. perception n. pinnacle n. personal adj. permanent adj. piecemeal adv. A small flute. The person to whom anything is pledged. or receive impressions concerning. Religious. To walk about. perjury n. philander v. perspicuous adj. A written or spoken statement that is flat. To disturb greatly. statement. The point in the orbit of the moon when it is nearest the earth. personnel n. periodicity n. The force of persons collectively employed in some service. A filter. as a mountain-peak. phosphorescence n. Gradually. pillory n. The character or condition of being impatient. To continue steadfast against opposition. To convert into a substance of stony hardness and character. philanthropy n. peremptory adj. To pervade. An instrument having two jaws working on a pivot. Lucid. The study and collection of stamps. perceptible adj. personage n. A specialist in the science that treats of the phenomena associated with matter and energy. plasticity n. The general principles. having the nature of or breeding pestilence. Not easily roused to feeling or action. To pass or spread through every part. Reciprocal change. persist v. To make a hole or holes through. Relevant. The sharp striking of one body against another. photometer n. Affording gratification. plaudit n. One who endeavors to help his fellow men. To win the mind of by argument. Mental excitement or confusion. placid adj. percolator n. phonetic adj. perquisite n. philanthropic adj. physiocracy n. petulant adj. Knowledge through the senses of the existence and properties of matter or the external world. The act of perceiving. petrify v. or without any change that destroys the essential form or nature. evidence. perfidy n. phonology n. placate v. Harsh or malignant oppression. as distinguished from the whole or the mass. Straight up and down. percipient n. through the medium of the body senses. Displaying impatience. To excite a slight degree of anger in. The external appearance merely. platitude n. perspire v. pleasant adj. piteous adj. pinchers n. Pertaining to the nature of sound. Admitting the entrance or passage of another substance. Precluding question or appeal. The science that treats of the phenomena associated with matter and energy. planisphere n. Seeming likely to be true. phenomenal adj. To excrete through the pores of the skin. pertinacity n. perpendicular adj. plagiarism n. Half-hearted. Diversion from the true meaning or proper purpose. Banter. Agreeable. Pertaining to the combined action of light and electricity. perspicacious adj. pestilential adj. Description of nature. pique v. peter v. playful adj.com perambulate v. perpetrator n. The science of human vocal sounds. or the like. To play at courtship with a woman. laws. picayune adj. phenomenon n. pitiable adj. perigee n. pitiless adj.

preparation n. potion n. presumption n. prate v. especially of pain or grief. A high and very steep or approximately vertical cliff. prehensile adj. Power. predicate v. To own. A solid bounded by plane faces. portend v. drawings. Pertaining to studies that are pursued after receiving a degree. pompous adj. An incumbent of a given office previous to another. One of a higher order of clergy having direct authority over other clergy. predominance n. To be chief in importance. practicable adj. predominate v. premier adj. To fill the mind of a person to the exclusion of other subjects. plenteous adj. time. plummet n. Expressing past time or action prior to some other past time or action. To force forward prematurely. preeminence n. holding. possessor n. preoccupy v. holding. prevaricate v. Impotent. potency n. To exist at a period or in a state earlier than something else. preexist v. A portable case for holding writing-materials. Free from doubt or hesitation. Special eminence. To hold in higher estimation. A preconceived liking. To contaminate. pluperfect adj. Marked by pretense. Prevalent. plenary adj. prescient adj. The doctrine or belief that there are more gods than one. To foreordain. pretext n. preamble n. Capable of being grasped. polyglot adj. One who owns. possession n. prefer v. precipitant adj. prehensible adj. The Pope. the fact or condition of having more than one wife or husband at once. or detention of property in one's power or command. predict v. Equilibrium. Utterly ridiculous or absurd. The art of controversy or disputation. enjoys. Of wide extent or frequent occurrence. preclude v. prerogative adj. Accuracy of limitation. To present in an orderly manner. To beat with something thick or bulky. To utter in simple or childish talk. prescriptible adj. Priority in place. Knowledge of events before they take place. plumb n. posse n. Foreboding. conceit. Abundant. postgraduate adj. posterior n. effectiveness. The manner in which a thing is placed. Derived from authoritative direction. Speaking several tongues. The rules and principles of poetry. precarious adj. preternatural adj. A prophecy. An object of favor or choice. Government by several or many persons of what-ever class. position n. The act of laying hold of or grasping. especially of the earth. Conservation. Preference. Coming too soon. or degree. pommel v. Perceiving or feeling beforehand. pontiff n. Assuming too much. portfolio n. polyhedron n. premise n. precocious adj. presumptuous adj. predecessor n. poignant adj. Pertaining to a brief explanation to the reader at the beginning of a book. pretentious adj. especially by previous signs. prejudice n. An act or proceeding designed to bring about some event. A judgment as a conclusion. preexistence n. Entire. Moving onward quickly and heedlessly. trying situation or plight. giving. poignancy n. powerless adj. To attach at the beginning. A system of church government. Marked by an assumed stateliness and impressiveness of manner. A bold or presumptuous assertion. prattle v. possible adj. pretension n. Pertaining to the having. prelacy n. One who gives a pledge. preponderant adj. An introductory or opening performance. especially more than three syllables. at the beginning of a book. populace n. preempt v. Perilous. prevalence n. pollen n. predatory adj. predicament n. Prone to pillaging. To settle or arrange beforehand. precise adj. Anything that may be possible. pomposity n. etc. To make the date of any writing later than the real date. A judgment or opinion formed without due examination of the facts. A provision made in advance for some possible emergency or danger. Containing many inhabitants. number. definition. Foreknowing. Abundance. precession n. To preoccupy. predominant adj. precaution n. An inferior poet. polygon n. To talk about vainly or foolishly. plenitude n. Severity or acuteness. polycracy n. adjusting walls to the vertical. preponderate v. Ascendancy or preponderance. prehension n. A piece of lead for making soundings. presentment n. precision n. Having to do with what is preliminary. preordain v. That which may be logically assumed to be true until disproved. precedence n. prelude n. Feasible. possessive adj. populous adj.com pledgeor n. A majority. Pertaining to or consisting of air or gas. presentient adj. poise n. A forerunner or herald. A wealthy class in a political community who control the government by means of their money. premature adj. Existence antecedent to something. First in rank or position. To indicate as being about to happen. especially by more than four. One possessed of great power or sway. plural adj. or supernatural. ponder v. Pertaining to the poles of a sphere. The quality of being marked by an assumed stateliness and impressiveness of manner. FreeVocabulary. plutocracy n. To prevent. An authoritative direction. To state as belonging to something. postdate v. prediction n. To foretell. or practicing many arts. Having superior rank or precedence. Pertaining to poetry. More desirable than others. A difficult. . or inclination preoccupied. Severely painful or acute to the spirit. Possessing. polytechnic adj. prevalent adj. A dose of liquid medicine. + FREE Memory Course. precedential adj. especially in proportion to the territory. Unusually weighty or forcible. polytheism n. positive adj. preferential adj. moral. preestablish v. portent n. preengage v. Being not beyond the reach of power natural. poetic adj. attention. Having several syllables. influence. potent adj. or rank. Semblance. The hinder part. The fine dust-like grains or powder formed within the anther of a flowering plant. To use ambiguous or evasive language for the purpose of deceiving or diverting attention. Of the nature of an instance that may serve as a guide or basis for a rule. Extraordinary. or adjustment. presentiment n. preoccupation n. preemption n. The having. precede v. A fictitious reason or motive. Frequency. preference n. prelate n. quantity. polyarchy n. Containing or consisting of more than one. potentate n. precedent n. The act of going forward. prepossession n. prefix v. Adapted for grasping or holding. or display. Physically powerful. A force of men. precursor n. plenipotentiary n. Prescribed as a rule or model. A person fully empowered to transact any business. potential n. preferment n. pneumatic adj. premonition n. Superior in power. posit v. To secure the right of preference in the purchase of public land. precipice n. To exceed in influence or power. embracing. possess v. preservation n. prefatory adj. or controls anything. preposterous adj. Something added to a letter after the writer's signature. Having the mental faculties prematurely developed. An instance that may serve as a guide or basis for a rule. Pertaining to. A brief explanation or address to the reader. as property. To foretell. poetics n. To meditate or reflect upon. or detention of property in one's power or command. polysyllable adj. A figure having many angles. Anything that indicates what is to happen. The rule of many. pollute v. The state of having the mind. Poetry. or constituting preference or priority. or degree. prescience n. precipitate v. ponderous adj. The common people. Exact. presage v. To happen first. poesy n. preface n. prescript adj. preparatory adj. A weight suspended by a line to test the verticality of something. plurality n.5000 Collegiate Words with Brief Definitions – Amass an Ivy League Vocabulary! EASY 7-CD Edition: All you have to do is listen 15 minutes a day for 4 weeks to absorb 5000 words. polemics n. polar adj. postscript n. poetaster n. polygamy n. The right or act of purchasing before others. prescription n. A statement introductory to and explanatory of what follows. Foreboding. preferable adj.

proficient adj. annoyance. Verbose. To walk for amusement or exercise. priggish adj. or that may be enjoyed only under special conditions. Possessing strength. danger. protection n. Effected by divine guidance. A furtherer. prodigious adj. with condemnation or denunciation. primeval adj. A paper or pamphlet containing information of a proposed undertaking. protocol n. . protract v. Offspring. Strength.5000 Collegiate Words with Brief Definitions – Amass an Ivy League Vocabulary! EASY 7-CD Edition: All you have to do is listen 15 minutes a day for 4 weeks to absorb 5000 words. An action or mode of conduct that excites resentment. profiteer n. prohibition n. Relating to making proof. Strictly observant of the rules or forms prescribed by law or custom. prudential adj. A Christian who denies the authority of the Pope and holds the right of special judgment. promulgate v. To push out or thrust forth. prodigy n. proscenium n. proxy n. Participating with another or others in the knowledge of a secret transaction. An undue display of modesty or delicacy. Primitive. protagonist n. purport n. propel v. To reject. privateer n. prowess n. Knowledge shared with another or others regarding a private matter. forwarder. To extend in time or duration. Pertaining to the lungs. To proclaim. To predict or foretell. privilege n. or with the head to the ground. progression n. productive adj. Any proceeding designed to ascertain or test character. A defender. The quality of affecting the sense of smell. proximately adv. prolific adj. Being in proportion. principality n. To swell or bulge beyond the surrounding surface. prominence n. One who makes exploration. The branch of medicine that relates to mental disease. Pertaining to fireworks or their manufacture. pungent adj. Producing offspring or fruit. especially for minerals. condensing in witty or striking form the wisdom of experience. prolix adj. pseudapostle n. protuberate v. proviso n. pseudonymity n. character. proscribe v. purloin v. Pertaining to the mind or soul. pudgy adj. puissant adj. To puncture slightly with fine. principal adj. The science of poetical forms. A manner or method of acting. propagate v. prima adj. Most important. promoter n. Possessing ample and ready knowledge or of skill in any art. Brought together without order. Immense. skill. Propelling. protuberant adj. search. prototype n. psychopathic adj. prospector n. Conspicuous in position. pungency n. Pertaining to punishment. privity n. Delay. promontory n. proscription n.com prevention n. A prominence. A person who is empowered by another to represent him or her in a given matter. prophecy n. purl v. or importance. proselyte n. science. distinction. A driving onward or forward. protective adj. propitious adj. punitive adj. projection n. Abandoned to vice. prophesy v. psychic adj. probation n. principle n. puerile adj. Intent. Yielding in abundance. Kindly disposed. pithy saying. prohibitionist n. discourse. or performance. protector n. Inclined to lascivious thoughts and desires. profile n. FreeVocabulary. primer n. and intrepidity in battle. Undergoing decomposition of animal or vegetable matter accompanied by fetid odors. propulsion n. prurient adj. A pretended or false apostle. protrusion n. probity n. Any institution or systematic scheme for propagating a doctrine or system. One who or that which propels. sharp points. protrude v. Bulging. prohibitory adj. prudence n. pristine adj. especially in the use of money or property. promenade v. privy adj. To steal. by which its operation is rendered conditional. proctor n. proceed v. Preservation from harm. prickle v. especially of the sale of alcoholic beverages. profuse adj. purveyor n. Thwarting. provocation n. punctual adj. Morally irresponsible. Quarrelsome. Childish. as after rest or interruption. Protestant n. Affecting the sense of smell. Pertaining to the beginning or early times. Expressing an engagement to pay. pyromania n. pyre n. procrastinate v. A moving forward or proceeding in course. A clause in a contract. Anticipating and making ready for future wants or emergencies. as in an eddy. A heap of combustibles arranged for burning a dead body. proffer v. or examination. Something that swells out from a surrounding surface.. A public teacher of the highest grade in a university or college. To put off till tomorrow or till a future time. prodigal n. will. To search through and through. psychotherapy n. as in some knowledge. Uncultured in thought and manner. Proceeding or marked by caution. proclamation n. pyrotechnic adj. Stiffly proper. punctilious adj. A vessel owned and officered by private persons. That part of the stage between the curtain and the orchestra. An agent acting for another. propriety n. but carrying on maritime war. providential adj. priory n. prominent adj. Immediately. protomartyr n. qualification. One specially cared for and favored by another usually older person. primitive adj. protégé n. procedure n. pseudonym n. pupilage n. or encourager. The substance that forms the principal portion of an animal or vegetable cell. To offer to another for acceptance. A decree or an order forbidding something. A person of the lowest or poorest class. An advanced state of acquirement. purgatory n. or the like. Belonging to the first ages. as a teaching or a practice. provincial adj. or any other evil. A declaration or memorandum of agreement less solemn and formal than a treaty. The state or period of being a student. Virtue or integrity tested and confirmed. propaganda n. Caution. probate adj. or industry. Any announcement made in a public manner. proportionate adj. especially under divine inspiration and guidance. A monastic house. Shameless viciousness. Any calling or occupation involving special mental or other special disciplines. A high point of land extending outward from the coastline into the sea. One who has been won over from one religious belief to another. One who profits. An outline or contour. pugnacious adj. as of a will. prospectus n. professor n. Accordance with recognized usage. prudery n. profession n. prostrate adj. original in character. To prolong. Involving or equivalent to prohibition. A right or immunity not enjoyed by all. protuberance n. or design (for sex). The state or character of using a fictitious name. provident adj. An intermediate state where souls are made fit for paradise or heaven by expiatory suffering. To cause to whirl. The earliest victim in any cause. First. especially when assumed by a writer. prolong v. profligacy n. An insane propensity to set things on fire. art. profligate adj. progeny n. One who favors the prohibition by law of the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages. promiscuous adj. To renew motion or action. Unimaginative. Any prediction or foretelling. A work. prosody n. One wasteful or extravagant. prim adj. Produced or displayed in overabundance. A fictitious name. The act of protruding. proverb n. Without spirit or bravery. or science. To drive or urge forward. promissory adj. The quality of being noticeable or distinguished. The territory of a reigning prince. custom. Small and fat. To spread abroad or from person to person. proficiency n. An elementary reading-book for children. pulmonary adj. or principles. one who supplies pusillanimous adj. + FREE Memory Course. Sheltering. A prefatory statement or explanation to a poem. Observant and exact in points of time. prologue n. The treatment of mental disease. A brief. etc. Lying prone. Any act of condemnation and rejection from favor and privilege. afterward imitated in form or spirit. propeller n. protoplasm n. Conceited. putrescent adj. A general truth or proposition. prosaic adj. psychiatry n. proletarian n. probe v. propellant adj. A person or thing of very remarkable gifts or qualities. procrastination n. A leader in any enterprise or contest.

A place where some crude material. Having great speed. A confirmed criminal. The principle and practice of depicting persons and scenes as they are believed really to exist. reflexible adj. especially of food. quiescent adj. In a state of preparedness for any given purpose or occasion. pl. To build again or anew. To correct. A fit of nausea. A cowardly or faithless person. An utterly trivial distinction or objection. reconcilable adj. To restore. radiance n. loathing. To make a preliminary examination of for military.com pyx n. recapitulate v. quiet adj. readily adv. The act of reciting or repeating. as in war. Brilliant or sparkling luster. To have a care or thought for. redolence n. Not amenable to control. To withdraw formally one's belief (in something previously believed or maintained). Furiously voracious or hungry. regenerate v. refragable adj. quietus n. Irascible. recoil v. + FREE Memory Course. A silencing. To repeat again the principal points of. quarter n. reaction n. Equal mutual rights and benefits granted and enjoyed. or opposite state of things. reflection n. An umpire. quackery n. To give new confidence. right. sound. recrudescence n. as of metal. ration v. knowledge. qualification n. or inflation. recure v. Branch-like. recitation n. Rebound. To endow or furnish with requisite ability. redundance n. To capture again. Capable of being turned back. ready adj. regalia n. or ability of receiving. redemption n. readjust v. To extend in all directions. quarto n. causing. FreeVocabulary. rampart n. To put in order after disarrangement. reconstruct v. reflector n. Having a tendency to go back. refute v. skill. reconsider v. Quixotic adj. quality. To review with care. refinery n. A peremptory or unexpected rejection of advances or approaches. That may be reduced. quiescence n. or other destructive methods. rebuild v. of the nature of. recede v. Pertaining to. One of four equal parts into which anything is or may be divided. recapture v. rapt adj. qualm n. rapid adj. as truths or impressions. To regain. To give unusual pleasure. quarantine n. To oppose by argument or a sufficient answer. The formation of opinions by relying upon reason alone. or geological purposes. receivable adj. quay n. radiate v. referable adj. A composition for four voices or four instruments. ramose adj. The throwing off or back of light. independently of authority. quarterly adj. quintet n. reclusory n. The quality of being upright in principles and conduct. reclaim v. redress v. To bend or turn from a direct course. To enlist men for military or naval service. refringent adj. recrudescent adj. To produce irritation or festering. is purified. Without objection or reluctance. Making no noise. queue n. redolent adj. To prove to be wrong. The enforced isolation of any person or place infected with contagious disease. Charlatanry quadrate v. An acknowledgment entered into before a court with condition to do some particular act. ravine n. as a wrong by compensation or the punishment of the wrong-doer. recurrent adj. rabid adj. Occurring or made at intervals of three months. A mirror. qualify v. Good-humored satire. Smelling sweet and agreeable. rebut v. radix n. quantity n. reciprocate v. Mutually interchangeable or convertible. To demand or to obtain the return or restoration of. especially in public and from memory. especially with a view to a reversal of previous action. position. rampant adj. recognize v. To multiply by four. reassure v. A requisite for an employment. reckless adj. Fully. The emblems of royalty. quartet n.often money. surveying. rapine n. referrer n. refer v. To divide into quarters. The recovery of what is mortgaged or pledged. A vessel or casket. rapine. reciprocal adj. The act of seizing and carrying off property by superior force. One who carries out a reform. recover v. . recuperate v. To move back or away. rapacious adj. or running without check or restraint. reflectible adj. To arrange again or in a different order. To cause to assume a leaning or recumbent attitude or position. To cure again. by paying the debt. To divide or subdivide into branches or subdivisions. quandary n. regent n. Chivalrous or romantic to a ridiculous or extravagant degree. climbing. Royalty. Magnitude. Capable of being reflected. Ascribable. regime n. That from or on which something is developed. rebellious adj. in which the host is preserved. Returning from time to time. One who is lawfully deputized to administer the government for the time being in the name of the ruler. Power to refract. To recall the knowledge of. recluse n. or favoring reaction. recognizance n. querulous adj. query v. Growing. A file of persons waiting in order of their arrival. reactionary adj. Particular conduct or administration of affairs. quintessence n. or dread. recreate v. To rebuild. reformer n. Seizing and devouring living prey. or possessions. Enraptured.5000 Collegiate Words with Brief Definitions – Amass an Ivy League Vocabulary! EASY 7-CD Edition: All you have to do is listen 15 minutes a day for 4 weeks to absorb 5000 words. for reflecting light. reducible adj. Exciting or exhilarating to the mind. Denial of what is asked. Having the capacity. Quiet. as from a source or focus. To direct or send for information or other purpose. Excess. redoubtable adj. Insubordinate. One who refers. recur v. quibble n. Capable of being or fit to be received . rearrange v. Resort to or application for help in exigency or trouble. Habitually complaining. redound n. recourse n. To make inquiry. Capable of being refuted. rancor n. recessive adj. recline v. A wharf or artificial landing-place on the shore of a harbor or projecting into it. ravenous adj. regicide n. Constituting an excess. reciprocity n. referee n. regality n. quarrelsome adj. raucous adj. To lay waste by pillage. reform n. Having the power to refract. refractory adj. reconnoiter v. To reproduce. A bulwark or construction to oppose assault or hostile entry. ramify v. redundant adj. recant v. refringency n. The killing of a king or sovereign. To provide with a fixed allowance or portion. To refresh after labor. especially at regular intervals. ravage v. as for admittance. To start back as in dismay. To happen again or repeatedly. Capable of being adjusted or harmonized. Smelling sweet and agreeable. The state of becoming raw or sore again. Being in a state of repose or inaction. refract v. heat. Affected with rabies or hydrophobia. Foolishly headless of danger. The most essential part of anything. especially at regular or stated intervals. or ending. raptorial adj. especially one worn by a stream or flow of water. receptive adj. To give and take mutually. revolution. usually of precious metal. Change for the better. To recall the identity of (a person or thing). or privilege. raillery n. Malice. realism n. Tendency towards a former. or any form of energy that travels in waves. Harsh. recollect v. To recover. To set right. quite adv. regale v. reestablish v. or sound in a particular direction. Disposed to seize by violence or by unlawful or greedy methods. racy adj. rectitude n. A deep gorge or hollow. Becoming raw or sore again. as after reform. An eight-page newspaper of any size. rectify v. radical n. recruit v. suppressing. Musical composition arranged for five voices or instruments. character. recidivist n. rationalism n. Formidable. A puzzling predicament. recreant n. reck v. as sugar or petroleum. refusal n. quadruple v. devouring. A hermitage. rankle v. One who lives in retirement or seclusion. rebuff n. heat. One who holds extreme views or advocates extreme measures.

The process by which an animal or plant gives rise to another of its kind. reliance n. resistant adj. A duplicate executed by the artist himself. A ready. To make an effort to vomit. respondent adj. remodel v. rendezvous n. Surging back or again. retaliate v. capacity. resonance n. One abandoned to depravity and sin. reliquary n. as toward a former position or the like. revoke v. A retaliatory speech. reiterate v. Unwilling. replenish v. reverent adj. rhetoric n. To follow backward or toward the place of beginning. The act of taking back. or for the purpose of making changes. or made available for aid or support. Looking back on the past. or privilege. resonance adj. resistance n. remonstrance n. reticent adj. retrospective adj. regiment n. revert v. riddance n. as an attacking or advancing enemy. Humble. clothing and personal habits. or unknown. rightful adj. restitution n. repugnance n. A disclosing. repine v. retract v. A step attached to the bit for controlling a horse or other draft-animal. repulsive adj. reluctant adj. retrograde v. To unite or join again. righteousness n. affecting. To rescind. The body of persons who attend a person of importance in travel or public appearance. resilience n. Reconstruct. The act of beating or driving back. and then of art. To be indignant at. revile v. Answering. To grant a respite from punishment to. relent v. revise v. resplendent adj. Pertaining to the recollection of matters of personal interest. as to a person. rejoin v. A return from death to life resuscitate v. resource n. To cause to deteriorate or to move backward. retch v. Unwillingness. To keep under restraint or control. station. To change to a more satisfactory form of organization. regretful adj. Necessary. To find fault with. rejuvenate v. A showy writer or speaker. remission n. To heap approach or abuse upon. replete adj. repugnant adj. resemblance n. reprehensible adj. or having reference to past events. rejuvenescence n. resistless adj. To repay evil with a similar evil. To place in position of office again. Having the quality of springing back to a former position. The quality of habitually keeping silent or being reserved in utterance. The keeping of a thing within one's power or possession. ribald adj. To hold in general opinion. reign v. To recover something by searching.com regimen n. resurgent adj. To refuse to have anything to do with. Offensive to taste and feeling. Adequate return for good or ill. reprisal n. To make a copy of. transactions. To restore to youth. A prearranged place of meeting. Restoration of anything to the one to whom it properly belongs. A remainder or surplus after a part has been separated or otherwise treated. rife adj. The act of repeating. resistive adj. The exertion of opposite effort or effect. retinue n. requiem n. Censurable. Powerless. repressible adj. retroactive adj. relinquish v. To yield. Operative on. To present a verbal or written protest to those who have power to right or prevent a wrong. To repay either good or evil to. Recollection. reproduction n.5000 Collegiate Words with Brief Definitions – Amass an Ivy League Vocabulary! EASY 7-CD Edition: All you have to do is listen 15 minutes a day for 4 weeks to absorb 5000 words. Feeling. retrace v. To send off or consign. remiss adj. The quality of being able to reinforce sound by sympathetic vibrations. residue n. To say or do again and again. reprimand v. rescind v. Laughable and contemptible. repulse n. reparable adj. Thorough dislike. Temporary diminution of a disease. To have or produce resonance. as a track or marking. rendition n. Repeal. reproof n. as an original. Having power to force back in a manner. + FREE Memory Course. An expression of disapproval or blame personally addressed to one censured. repute v. expressive of. relied upon. repress v. To modify the details of. rhapsody n. as for an injury. renunciation n. repellent adj. retrospect n. retort n. as something that has been emptied. renovate v. Interpretation. To restore after deterioration. retrieve v. Looks or acts expressing amused contempt. as an act. To examine for the correction of errors. repel v. Habitually keeping silent or being reserved in utterance. reunite v. Exercising royal authority in one's own right. Expression of blame. Any infliction or act by way of retaliation on an enemy. Having confidence. or taking again. Revision. Able to reinforce sound by sympathetic vibrations. reservoir n. requite v. To like the taste or savor of. rhetorician n. and regarded. or repository in which relics are kept. by the enacting authority or a superior authority. revocation n. rein n. right rank. Able to be kept under restraint or control. Conformed to a just claim according to established laws or usage. Sorrow for something done or left undone. may be kept. remonstrate v. Interval of rest. revisal n. witty. as to an obscure position or remote destination. To return to a former place or condition. Very bright. which marks the transition from medieval to modern time. resumption n. To restore to a former state. repentance n. Having or exercising the power of resistance. Reproof. A view or contemplation of something past. regnant adj. FreeVocabulary. An explicit disclaimer of a right or privilege. Offering or tending to produce resistance. repertory n. To cut down or reduce in extent or quantity. ridiculous adj. Full to the uttermost. resent v. or wrong. physically or mentally. reticence n. reprehend v. To regard with worshipful veneration. reminiscent adj. Renaissance n. reprobate n. repeal v. The act of making amends. reproduce v. revere v. reseat v. Capable of repair. rehabilitate v. Grossly offensive. Bearing upon the matter in hand. reliant adj. To force or keep back in a manner. To indulge in fretfulness and faultfinding. Abundant. or full of regret. as after separation. respite n. remuneration n. relegate v. repudiate v. To return. resonate v. To render of no further effect. reversion n. A renewal of youth. The art of discourse. A solemn mass sung for the repose of the souls of the dead. reorganize v. reluctance n. To suffer a return of a disease after partial recovery. or making known of what was before secret. To pay or pay for. or apt reply. ridicule n. coffer. A body of soldiers. retention n. A place in which goods are stored. revelation n. A going or moving backward or in a reverse direction. reparation n. To chide or rebuke for a fault. Dependence. remunerate v. as an injury or insult. replica n. Negligent. reimburse v. discovering. That which is restored to. The act or ridding or delivering from something undesirable. A systematized order or course of living with reference to food. especially of a liquid or gas. Indulging in or manifesting coarse indecency or obscenity. A casket. A place where things are stored or gathered together. . reinstate v. Similarity in quality or form. To restore to a former status. remonstrant adj. To make void. with desire to make things right by undoing the wrong. To recall or take back (something that one has said). repetition n. retouch v. responsibilities. reprehension n. A return to or toward some former state or condition. To restore from apparent death. remembrance n. relapse v. To pay back as an equivalent of what has been expended. Rectitude. or authority. equally with the first. private. requital n. Having the character of a reproof. as a building. To fill again. The power of springing back to a former position resilient adj. physically or mentally. Rapt or rapturous utterance. regress v. To hold and exercise sovereign power. To give up using or having. Compensation. To reunite after separation. relevant adj. retrench v. or turn or look back. repository n. The revival of letters. reprieve v. requisite adj. reminiscence n. relish v. The calling to mind of incidents within the range of personal knowledge or experience. repartee n. loss. A receptacle where a quantity of some material. retrogression n. resurrection n.

A stone coffin or a chest-like tomb. To satisfy fully the appetite or desire of. incapacity . self-respect n. with slight attention. or does other writing for others. sanguineous adj. A non-commissioned military officer ranking next above a corporal. sergeant n. The opening oration at the commencement in American colleges. importance. + FREE Memory Course. Possessing wisdom. semicivilized adj. A condition of mind resulting from spiritual or inherent feeling. reaping. To regret extremely. sequel n. or withdraw from the companionship of others. Concealment. Possessing the power of sense or sense-perception. Holiness. sepulcher n. or events follow one another in space or time. separatist n. Characterized by great strength or power of endurance. sequence n. Having a warm appreciation of the beautiful or of the refinements of luxury. etc. sanction v. The condition of standing out distinctly. salient adj.5000 Collegiate Words with Brief Definitions – Amass an Ivy League Vocabulary! EASY 7-CD Edition: All you have to do is listen 15 minutes a day for 4 weeks to absorb 5000 words. Solitude. sedition n. Recurring every seven years. The order in which a number or persons. salutation n. An executive officer in legislative bodies who enforces the orders of the presiding officer. To entice to surrender chastity. Voluntary withdrawal from fellowship. rondo n. service n. To cause to turn on or as on its axis. seminary n. seismograph n. A lawless or recklessly brutal fellow. The sheath of a sword or similar bladed weapon. rotate v. especially from a political or religious body. In the second place in order or succession. Characteristic of dwelling in the country. sensual adj. or warranted by the Holy Scriptures. semiannual adj. Any guard or watch stationed for protection. early. sensitive adj. semblance n. To emit or send forth sparks or little flashes of light. semiconscious adj. salutary adj. sequestrate v. selective adj. Cutting. secrecy n. rookery n. sagacious adj. Hasty. Characteristic of an erudite person. Affecting the sense of taste. sensorium n. salience n. rigor n. satiric adj. To confiscate. second-rate adj. sergeant-at-arms n. sapience n. keep. sacrificial adj. phrase. To place. saline adj. That which follows in consequence of what has previously happened. The act of violating or profaning anything sacred. Insufficiency of supply for needs or ordinary demands. . Peculiar to or proceeding from the weakness or infirmity of old age. scribe n. sapid adj. sacrilegious adj. satire n. Round from fullness or plumpness. Chewing the cud. rote n. etc. salvo n. Impious. To cause to withdraw or retire. rustic adj. Being in an initial. sequester v. as from society or public life. sanguine adj. The sensory apparatus. or incomplete stage of development. Second in quality. secession n. robust adj. To protect. secondary adj. rivulet n. especially into two parts. especially by presenting on an altar.com rigmarole n. rigorous adj. Half-civilized. A place where crows congregate to breed. scrupulous adj. A meeting of spirituals for consulting spirits. as of theology or pedagogics. senile adj. Partially conscious. scholarly adj. To burn on the surface. ruminate v. sentient adj. irony. Having strong sexual desires. Durable. Resembling poetry. scribble n. septennial adj. The signification conveyed by some word. Uncompromising. To approve authoritatively. Matter that settles to the bottom of a liquid. capable of exciting laughter. sediment n. sequent adj. Any assemblage of pupils for real research in some specific study under a teacher. like a wheel. as a wheel. A range of action or view. satiate v. Offering or offered as an atonement for sin. salacious adj. The highest non-commissioned officer in a regiment. keeps records. Cutting and reproachful language. secondly adv. especially from political or religious bodies. A very lascivious person. Pertaining to or appearing like fat. salvage n. A musical composition during which the first part or subject is repeated several times. scurrilous adj. safeguard v. Any act of saving property. A wild and uncivilized human being. Grossly indecent or vulgar. A salute given by firing all the guns. Conduct directed against public order and the tranquility of the state. Easily affected by outside operations or influences. Even-tempered. as of water. A title of honor or respectful address. secant adj. sardonic adj. sapient adj. savage n. sedulous adj. whether by word or act. scruple n. ripplet n. A half-circle. A seceder. A long curved blade for mowing. serviceable adj. sergeant-major n. Deep wisdom or knowledge. One who attends to correspondence. or so constructed as to turn thus. sentence n. Standing out prominently. Rational self-esteem. seize v. seminar n. Any work done for the benefit of another. sarcasm n. Pertaining to education or schools. A small ripple. To perceive by taste or smell. sentinel n. sanguinary adj. rue v. things. rank. A special school. To treat with sarcasm or derisive wit. in which vice. Beneficial. rotund adj. Having a tendency to conceal. Scriptural adj. secretary n. Following in the order of time. Constituting or consisting of salt. Scornfully or bitterly sarcastic. The faintest ray. servitude n. Cautious in action for fear of doing wrong. seignior n. seer n. To separate the parts of by violence. saponaceous adj. The employment of sarcasm. To sink (a ship) by making holes in the bottom. Having the nature or quality of soap. To catch or take hold of suddenly and forcibly. ruth n. Sorrow for another's misery. Recurring at intervals of six months. Having the color of blood. Able to discern and distinguish with wise perception. sacrifice v. secede v. risible adj. sedentary adj. A man without principle. Pertaining to the body or the physical senses. Possessing wisdom. Slavery. Bloody. script n. as food previously swallowed and regurgitated. scholastic adj. salutatory n. Capable of being disjoined or divided. as at the funeral of an officer. Outward appearance. Promotive of conduct directed against public order and the tranquility of the state. sebaceous adj. hailing. Turning around its axis. A related group of words containing a subject and a predicate and expressing a complete thought. Any form of greeting. rudimentary adj. seclusion n. To chew over again. sedate adj. Doubt or uncertainty regarding a question of moral right or duty. Less important or effective than that which is primary. seclude v. satirize v. or keenness of wit in ridiculing vices. scythe n. contained in. scarcity n. scintillate v. sensibility n. seduce v. separate v. size. sequacious adj. seditious adj. A small stream or brook. sensuous adj. sentience n.or corruption is held up to ridicule. Ready to be led. scope n. equivalent to sir. FreeVocabulary. Capacity for sensation or sense-perception. scuttle v. To withdraw from union or association. séance n. Pertaining to. A burial-place. semicircle n. An instrument for recording the phenomena of earthquakes. ruminant adj. or welcome. Making an ostentatious display or hypocritical pretense of holiness or piety. savor v. Inflexibility. separable adj. careless writing. sense n. satyr n. sapiential adj. Consisting of blood. sanctimonious adj. Repetition of words or sounds as a means of learning them. rupture v. To take apart. secretive adj. sensation n. rotary adj. To make an offering of to deity. Having the power of choice. ruffian adj. sanctity n. scintilla n. Power to perceive or feel. scoundrel n. seethe v. sarcophagus n. Writing or handwriting of the ordinary cursive form. Persevering in effort or endeavor. sacrilege n. A prophet. Involving or requiring much sitting. To be violently excited or agitated. or action. Nonsense. scabbard n. sear v. One who writes or is skilled in writing.

To become dull or inert. spectator n. simulate v. sonata n. Arising from inherent qualities or tendencies without external efficient cause. poverty-stricken appearance. stagnation n. One who doubts any statements. + FREE Memory Course. caused by agony or terror. A classificatory group of animals or plants subordinate to a genus. Reasoning sound in appearance only. squalid adj. sinus n. specialize v. Important. A comparison which directs the mind to the representative object itself. spheroid n. shiftless adj. Having spines. pose. Any position having emoluments with few or no duties. sphericity n. as in a fluid. slothful adj. spectrum n. Inclined to seek company. One of the extensive plains in Russia and Siberia. speculator n. commonly one kept for breeding. One who beholds or looks on. solvent adj. somnolence n. A fusible alloy used for joining metallic surfaces or margins. sorcery n. A narrow passage of water connecting two larger bodies of water. Any clever trick or device for obtaining an advantage. Any violation of established rules or customs. Bearing resemblance to one another or to something else. The branch of mechanics that treats of the relations that subsist among forces in order. sophism n. decree. similitude n. Pertaining to stars or constellations. actions. sociable adj. similar adj. skirmish n. Having a dirty. signification n. The state or condition of being a sphere. stimulant n. To smother. statuette n. Inclining or tending to one side. Occurring. specious adj. sinuosity n. A poem of fourteen decasyllabic or octosyllabiclines expressing two successive phrases. To quarrel. spurious adj. sonorous adj. as in a pool. Wanting in resource. statistician n. copper. A hissing sound. Rivulet. The sun. stingy adj. soluble adj. energy. squabble v. strait n. statuesque adj. statics n. sibilance n. Having a theatrical manner. A contraction of any material into less bulk or dimension. shuffle n. Of a small importance or significance. Stoicism n. A theory of civil polity that aims to secure the reconstruction of society. stigma n. especially as pointing something out. Witchcraft. soprano n. sibilate v. souvenir n. Not flowing: said of water. stanza n. To rouse to activity or to quickened action. or fear. done. speculate v. A trick or feat so deftly done that the manner of performance escapes observation. Made with a hissing sound. slight adj. Similarity. bed. a small light boat propelled by oars. Gloomy. trouble. or executive ability. or adopt a singular or special course. sirocco n. The time of year when the sun is at its greatest declination. stealth n. A vertical bar. Characterized by skill at understanding and profiting by circumstances. shrewd adj. mean.5000 Collegiate Words with Brief Definitions – Amass an Ivy League Vocabulary! EASY 7-CD Edition: All you have to do is listen 15 minutes a day for 4 weeks to absorb 5000 words. sordid adj. Sol n. One who makes an investment that involves a risk of loss. silver. One who represents a client in court of justice. especially when designedly deceptive. An uncastrated male horse. sextet n. Lazy. socialism n. anxiety. The principles or the practice of the Stoics-being very even tempered in success and failure. or law. sinuous adj. stifle v. ordinance. statute n. One who is skilled in collecting and tabulating numerical facts. stanchion n. an attorney. A mixing or changing the order of things. spherometer n. A natural or artificial layer. simplify v. A body of sisters united by some bond of sympathy or by a religious vow. Having the grace. A beleaguerment. Of degraded character or nature. A mark of infamy or token of disgrace attaching to a person as the result of evildoing. or existing at the same time. The condition of not flowing or not changing. To burn slightly or superficially. A person habitually lazy or idle. Cheap. Tending to produce sleep. Plausible. specialty n. shriek n. or a pair of bars. spontaneous adj. Separation. sleight n. solder n. siege n. The entertainment of doubt concerning something. spinous adj. A monologue. sextuple adj. rigorously severe. Pertaining to the sun. sluggard n. A group of rimed lines. Curving in and out. shrinkage n. An image formed by rays of light or other radiant energy. specie n. spasmodic adj. sheer adj. A body having nearly the form of a sphere. A sharp. stationary adj. sisterhood n. stimulate v. A band of six singers or players. solar adj. shrivel v. Of a steady and sober character. A small dagger. To pursue inquiries and form conjectures. solace n. stature n. Comfort in grief. Expressing no power of feeling or perceiving. The natural height of an animal body. A false argument understood to be such by the reasoner himself and intentionally used to deceive sophistical adj. streamlet n. somnolent adj. Vivacious. skiff n. stratagem n. An instrumental composition. Not genuine. skeptic n. The philosophical study of society.com severance n. sinister adj. A figurine. A woman's or boy's voice of high range. sterling adj. Uneasiness of mind occasioned by desire. Pertaining to or designating bodies at rest or forces in equilibrium. Exceptionally brave. statecraft n. stagy adj. sociology n. socialist adj. The meaning conveyed by language. stratum n. A person engaged in military service. Imitate. or calamity. Capable of being dissolved. stellar adj. solecism n. Desultory fighting between advanced detachments of two armies. significance n. severely adv. simile n. sidereal adj. Not moving. skepticism n. steppe n. static adj. Convulsive. or signs. soliloquy n. or other metal. Absolute. specter n. described by Homer as dwelling between the island of Circe and Scylla. stallion n. Evil. as in pronouncing the letter s. hot winds from Africa. unwilling to spend money. To deprive of simplicity of mind or manner. sparse adj. A coin or coins of gold. Sleepy. somniferous adj. siren n. Genuine. A sea-nymph. solicitude n. somber adj. soothsayer n. species n. sibilant adj. singe v. solicitor n. sophisticate v. Having sufficient funds to pay all debts. stagnate v. Spartan adj. Apparition. Incentive. To make less complex or difficult. . stimulus n. stagnant adj. sinecure n. One who claims to have supernatural insight or foresight. stiletto n. solstice n. spinster n. One who advocates reconstruction of society by collective ownership of land and capital. An opening or cavity. One who settles on land without permission or right. stringency n. Oppressive drowsiness. An instrument for measuring curvature or radii of spherical surfaces. A woman who has never been married. significant adj. specimen n. FreeVocabulary. To draw or be drawn into wrinkles. The art of conducting state affairs. used to confine cattle in a stall. Fallacious. usually forming one of a series of similar divisions in a poem. sophistry n. Importance. An employment limited to one particular line of work. Multiplied by six. squatter n. A concealed manner of acting. simultaneous adj. Strictness. A definite amount paid at stated periods in compensation for services or as an allowance. sprightly adj. Extremely. or quietude of a statue. soldier n. Resonant. To give a hissing sound to. or thickness of any substance or material. sidelong adj. but also a chance of profit. staid adj. One of a class of persons or things regarded as representative of the class. stipend n. Thinly diffused. sonnet n. Anything that rouses to activity or to quickened action. Any authoritatively declared rule. shrill outcry or scream. Usually. To assume an individual or specific character. Pertaining to the stars. A token of remembrance. stolid adj. The quality of curving in and out.

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

Violently abusive and quarrelsome. transition n. substance. tenet n. transposition n. termagant adj. Any opinion. The state of being triple or threefold. Belief in God. Extending or passing across a continent. To divide into three parts. Any champion of the rights and liberties of the people: often used as the name for a newspaper. tranquility n. toleration n. trinity n. The three-pronged fork that was the emblem of Neptune. An allurer or enticer to evil. Apathy. One controlled by an appetite or a passion. Something that is of short duration. thearchy n. triplicity n. To do business. The act of sending through or across. or plighted faith. To break a law. Lasting for a short time only. tilth n. tercentenary adj. treachery n. Wearisome. temporize v. Done as an experiment. Excessively hot. tenure n. tractable adj. therefor adv. Pertaining to a period of 300 years. transparent adj. To come to pass. as distinguished from intensity and pitch. An interpreter. telltale adj. toilsome adj. theology n. trimness n. To offer to (somebody) an inducement to do wrong. as a fluid. Pertaining to or concerned with the affairs of the present life. The quality of a tone. That gives warning or information. tireless adj. Of three colors. To surpass. terminal adj. Of vast size or strength. timorous adj. trepidation n. treachery. tipsy adj. theocracy n. or breech of allegiance. The act of conveying from one person or place to another. To passively permit or put up with. The person to whom a transfer is made. Easily led or controlled. limit. trait n. A three-wheeled vehicle. termination n. theological adj. Pertaining to or creative of a boundary. transfer v. as toward some objector end. Pithy. To remove and plant in another place. One given to speculating. Hard or agonizing labor. from one vessel to another. thesis n. transcendent adj. transfusion n. transient n. torrid adj. Calm. Recklessness. tripod n. A three-legged stand. transfusible adj. The art or process of communicating by telephone. principle. remove. An open braced framework for supporting the horizontal stringers of a railwaybridge. transalpine adj. To convey. topography n. Cultivation. That may e sent through or across. triple adj. Artifice. triad n. confidence. usually hinged near the top. testament n. An essay or treatise on a particular subject. travesty n. transmute v. Neatness. Of the nature of betrayal. Awe-inspiring. Laborious. Violation of allegiance. trestle n. or cause to pass from one person or place to another. thrall n. tortuous adj. Befuddled with drinks. A professor of divinity. To change in nature. triplicate adj. theologian n. Electricity generated by differences of temperature. Situated beyond or on the other side of the Atlantic. transcribe v. translucent adj.com telephony n. trident n. treacherous adj. trio n. An elaborate literary composition presenting a subject in all its parts. The path described by a projectile moving under given forces. To pour or cause to pass. An involuntary trembling or shivering. Indulgent. transverse adj. Capable of being poured from one vessel to another. transmission n. transference n. To give the sense or equivalent of in another language or dialect. The act of ending or concluding. degree. tremor n. Unyielding. Directed toward knowledge for its own sake without respect to applications. theorize v. Perfidious. tinge n. translate v. or form. The act of pouring from one vessel to another. quantity. trammel n. FreeVocabulary. A government administered by ecclesiastics. Nervous uncertainty of feeling. transatlantic adj. tentative adj. One who or that which conveys from one person or place to another. tolerant adj. To send trough or across. A copy made directly from an original. tremendous adj. Threefold. To speculate. treasonable adj. or doctrine that a person believes or maintains as true. One who or that which is only of temporary existence. tiresome adj. Untiring. thermal adj. tenor n. To fill with extreme fear. Composed of or pertaining to three related things or parts. or time. tolerate v. To pursue a policy of delay. thoroughfare n. Moderately good. transcend v. usually alcoholic. trebly adv. tremulous adj. Based on or growing out of divine revelation. trenchant adj. Surpassing. Capable of being conveyed from one person or place to another. Lying or being across or in a crosswise direction. triennial adj. To drive together so that one slides into the another like the sections of a spyglass. terrify v. Direction or inclination. territorial adj. Lacking courage. Three things grouped or associated together. transferable adj. Of or pertaining to heat. theism n. Marked by extreme suffering. often presented in public. A spirit of charitable leniency. Multiplied by three. thermoelectric adj. Forbearance in judging of the acts or opinions of others. A formal token of regard. translator n. Calmness. transfuse v. tortious adj. tense adj. thoroughbred adj. Made commonplace by frequent repetition. A public street or road. To soothe. tolerable adj. torturous adj. tranquilize v. To put an end or stop to. The maker of a will. A grotesque imitation. Wrongful. trickery n. treble adj. A faint trace of color. thermoelectricity n. tribune n. theocrasy n. approximately. The term during which a thing is held. Allowing the passage of light. or action to another. The final point or goal. for supporting some instrument. + FREE Memory Course. To give an exalted meaning or glorified appearance to. A distinguishing feature or quality. Harangue. transitory adj. theorist n. transferrer n. transmit v. Strained to stiffness. transgress v. trite adj. Titanic adj. transplant v. tirade n. theoretical adj. tempt v. The property or state of allowing the passage of light. Taking place every third year. tricolor adj. tendency n. treatise n. A will. Cutting deeply and quickly. Near that number. torpor n. transience n. transcontinental adj. travail n. tenant n. tenacious adj. condition. temporal adj. The art of representing on a map the physical features of any locality or region with accuracy. terse adj. Abounding in irregular bends or turns. telescope v. of some principle used in medicine. terminate v. . testimonial n. An impediment. Easy to see through or understand. thereabout adv. terminus n. translucence n. transferee n. A solution. tempter n. Pertaining to the domain over which a sovereign state exercises jurisdiction. trajectory n. tincture n. tricycle n. The act of reversing the order or changing the place of.5000 Collegiate Words with Brief Definitions – Amass an Ivy League Vocabulary! EASY 7-CD Edition: All you have to do is listen 15 minutes a day for 4 weeks to absorb 5000 words. Passage from one place. A settled course or manner of progress. Bred from the best or purest blood or stock. tolerance n. A group of three persons of things. timbre n. For that or this. Triply. transpire v. Denoting electricity produced by heat. Existing for a short time only. temporary adj. tranquil adj. The mixed worship of polytheism. dogma. transmissible adj. trisect v. Characterized by quivering or unsteadiness. testator n. Situated on the other side of the Alps. An occupant. transact v. temerity n. To write over again (something already written) transcript n. especially into three equal parts. Government by a supreme deity. place. transfigure v. A threefold personality existing in the one divine being or substance. The branch of theological science that treats of God.

unbridled adj. typographical adj. uppermost adj. undue adj. unsettle v. vendor n. variation n. Very eager or urgent. Beyond which there is nothing else. Courageous. as by apprising of the real state of affairs. Having the character or the spirit of a savage. Noisy. velocity n. unwieldy adj. Clumsy. Marked by lightness and softness. Not cognizant of objects. urchin n. Change. vagabond n. undervalue v. To raise or lift with effort. The act of selling. A condition of perfect agreement and accord. Taking unlawful or exorbitant interest on money loaned. Inexpressible. To serve as a characteristic example of. Of little importance or value. ultimate adj. corrupt. unlimited adj. uproot v. Pertaining to a religious body that rejects the doctrine of the Trinity. Unendurable. unbecoming adj. Moved or managed with difficulty. Showing inexperience.5000 Collegiate Words with Brief Definitions – Amass an Ivy League Vocabulary! 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A slave or bondman. utility n. usurious adj. valedictory n. unify v. unnatural adj. unavoidable adj. pretentious. typify v. Maintenance. tyrannical adj. umbrage n. Depravity. undulate v. Sharing the same views or sentiments. Ferocity. tutelar adj. A thing that differs from another in form only. Pertaining to typography or printing. vacillate v. especially beyond the Alps (that is. vegetal adj. or surroundings. unaffected adj. Foolish. A variety show. Burdensome. Resembling waves. Despotic. Illegal. underwrite v. valediction n. Not so pertinent as something else to the matter spoken of. The office of a guardian. vendition n. To throw into confusion. The arrangement of composed type. vegetate v. unison n. unwise adj. A roguish. upturn v. An idle wanderer. Having a tendency to change. Sincere. and demonstrative vanity. vapid adj. Unconstrained. A throwing upward. unguent n. or the appearance of printed matter. unspeakable adj. typical adj. One slightly skilled in or acquainted with any trade or profession. valedictorian n. Hades. unction n. A space entirely devoid of matter. Marketable. upheave v. To free from deception. ultramundane adj. unconscious adj. First in order of precedence. A final statement or proposal. undulous adj. etc. Unitarian adj. unconscionable adj. A statement so plainly true as hardly to require statement or proof. underhanded adj. vehement adj. tutelage n. as concerning terms or conditions. To put into confusion. usage n. The act of training or the state of being under instruction. To fail to put strongly enough. unctuous adj. typography n. The state or quality of being of one mind. To undervalue. Pertaining to the process of plant-life. vegetation n. One of three men united coordinately in public office or authority. up-keep n. untoward adj. A garment to be worn under the ordinary outer garments. Causing annoyance or hindrance. Monovalency. undermine v. To subvert in an underhand way. ulterior adj. vegetative adj. twinge n. vagrant n. A wanderer. tyranny n. To waver. Fitness for some desirable practical purpose. valorous adj. Absolute power arbitrarily or unjustly administrated. underexposed adj. unanimity n. valid adj. uncommon adj. vaccinate v. Characteristic. Excessive. uproarious adj. To eradicate. Insufficiently exposed for proper or full development. Having lost sparkling quality and flavor. underrate v. turgid adj. To reproach as deserving blame. Abominable. ungainly adj. vale n. The greatest possible extent. variance n. Pertaining to supernatural things or to another life. or pertaining to. variegate v. vacuum n. Clandestinely carried on. underling n. Ridiculously or unjustly excessive. ultimatum n. truism n. trivial adj. To underestimate. Of or pertaining to plants. A parting address. Any ointment or lubricant for local application. Being present everywhere. One who believes in the theory that man's food should be exclusively vegetable. Adverse. or like a city. unnecessary adj. unbelief n. To inoculate with vaccine virus or virus of cowpox. turpitude n. unbiased adj. undersell v. as from great size or awkward shape. Treatment. vainglory n. utilitarianism n. unsophisticated adj. A darting momentary local pain. veneer n. unutterable adj. Outside show or elegance. undergarment n. upbraid v. variable adj. utmost n.com triumvir n. Level or low land between hills. understate v. FreeVocabulary. undeceive v. A sense of injury. A seller. The art of anointing as with oil. truculent adj. unaccountable adj. urgency n. Modification. The pressure of necessity. vacate v. Mercenary. underworld n. vassal n. Plant-life in the aggregate. To live in a monotonous. To be the ground or support of. ubiquitous adj. Beyond the mountains. univalence n. tutorship n. A subordinate. vaudeville n. Veracious. venerable adj. usury n. Protective. Doubt. unbearable adj. Student who delivers an address at graduating exercises of an educational institution. being the same in essence or substance. untimely adj. underman v. More than sufficient. Consisting of a single cell. unicellular adj. Unseasonable. urbanity n. unanimous adj. urban adj. Of less than the customary size. To make an inadequate charge for. unique adj. + FREE Memory Course. Being without restraint. vendible adj. actions. Not essential under the circumstances. Founded on truth. unyoke v. truculence n. a rate of interest beyond what is allowed by law. To take possession of by force. Refined or elegant courtesy. upcast n. underlie v. Oily. Rapid motion. The ethical doctrine that actions are right because they are useful or of beneficial tendency. unfavorable adj. vaporizer n. . Inevitable. passive way without exercise of the mental faculties. ultramontane adj. upheaval n. vacuous adj. An atomizer.

Fatiguing. A witty. vogue n. The culminating-point of prosperity. Extreme misery or unhappiness. A mass of rotating or whirling fluid. wherewith n. waive v. as a woman. vociferance n. Green with vegetation. viscount n. Alert and intent mental watchfulness in guarding against danger. wee adj. vituperable adj. virago n. Exceedingly noxious or deleterious. verbatim adv. vitiate v. wxane v. To contend. vestment n. waistcoat n. The face. Thin. Having an aptitude for applying oneself to new and varied tasks or to various subjects. A young animal past its first year and not yet two years old. The constitutional right in a chief executive of refusing to approve an enactment. The art or skill of a workman. vignette n. witticism n. Of. whet v. The language of one's country. A visible trace. Flying or able to fly. or Internet use is prohibited. Capable of receiving injuries. To contaminate. control. volant adj. virulence n. violoncello n. Having a shriveled face. of condition or circumstances. or original saying or sentiment. or look of a person. venial adj. vindicatory adj. witling n. zeitgeist n. vincible adj. A performer of moral and social duties. wherever adv. viola n. In or at whatever place. To pull or force away by or as by violent twisting or wringing. Belonging to or suggestive of the spring. brilliant. viceroy n. verify v. A bold. zodiac n. The dissection of a living animal. This may be copied for classroom or individual use without royalties. weak-kneed adj. or silly. vulnerable adj. The place in or near which a person or thing is. Capricious. whimsical adj. well-to-do adj. Rare. wrest v. vivacity n. Foolish. Habitually disposed to speak the truth. Sorcery. In prosperous circumstances. Without resolute purpose or energy. Masculine. vigilant adj. To twist the body. To inflict. Pertaining to or proceeding from sexual intercourse. Beads strung on threads. A person who has little understanding. turbulent woman. A vest. After which. of something absent. violation n. gentle wind. The intellectual and moral tendencies that characterize any age or epoch. Dedicated by a vow. Dizziness. Lying or directed perpendicularly to the horizon. A stringed instrument of the violin class. but not in form or appearance. wield v. To relinquish. vitality n. or greatness. Deserving of censure. wrangle v. vortex n. To maintain by noisy argument or dispute. A homeless. vitalize v. To endow with life or energy. In truth. or accurate. weal n. wavelet n. With knowledge and by design. vernal adj. whereupon adv. To diminish in size and brilliancy. wry adj. Conquerable. vociferous adj. yearling n. To cherish reverentially. volition n. The state or quality of being necessary to existence or continuance. wintry adj. Deviating from that which is proper or right. To transfer (the young) from dependence on mother's milk to another form of nourishment. vie v. A view or prospect. witless adj. a word. To make more keen or eager. Modification is prohibited. a title of nobility. mark. verity n. Of good ancestry. visual adj. Exercising the will. verification n. Extreme poisonousness. vernacular n. lost. veracity n. wholly adv. One who espouses a cause or pursues an object in an immoderately partisan manner. vestige n. volitive adj. vindicative adj. Truth.com venerate v. vinery n. Making a loud outcry. countenance. or manage. as of fortune. Well-being. Being on the alert to discover and ward off danger or insure safety. To use. or instrument. Use of many words without necessity. The necessary means or resources. Liveliness. Having great fluency in speaking. virulent adj. Lack of refinement in conduct or speech. especially when sucked spirally toward the center. Attractive. Copyright 2002 by EEENI. Inc. exact. voracious adj. working-man n. A ripple. workmanship n. workmanlike adj. . or contained or carried in a vein or veins. visage n. Clothing or covering. voluptuous adj. zenith n. Very small. To utter with a loud and vehement voice. A musical instrument somewhat larger than a violin. waif n. Recklessness. In England. wiry adj. vertigo n. especially a complete change. virtual adj. wizen v. A stringed instrument held between the player's knees. The poisonous fluid that certain animals secrete. vivify v. venereal adj. wizen-faced adj. well-bred adj. neglected wanderer. as a weapon. whine v. To utter with complaining tone. ranking fourth in the order of British peerage. virtu n. venous adj. indiscreet. versatile adj. vigilance n. viol n. Completely. volatile adj. A description or report of something as modified by one's character or opinion. veracious adj. verbiage n. especially one regarded in relation merely to its qualities of sound. Infringement. Punitive. vista n. Belligerent. especially temporarily. witchcraft n. votary adj. Of or pertaining to the act of calling. vertical adj. vivisection n. or gone. One who earns his bread by manual labor. face. wampum n. The quality of making a clamor. virile adj. votive adj. To give pictorial vividness to a mental representation. vocable n. version n. or real. vertex n. vicarious adj. That may be pardoned or forgiven. virtuoso n. or beautiful quality. verbose adj. writhe v. warlike adj. To prove true. To become or cause to become withered or dry. as a revenge or punishment. A ruler acting with royal authority in place of the sovereign in a colony or province. but tough and sinewy. wile n.5000 Collegiate Words with Brief Definitions – Amass an Ivy League Vocabulary! EASY 7-CD Edition: All you have to do is listen 15 minutes a day for 4 weeks to absorb 5000 words. Like or befitting a skilled workman. Being in essence or effect. violator n. especially with full command. wittingly adv. wean v. with or without sensuous or sensual quality. pertaining to. An act or exercise of will. The flesh of deer. A greenhouse for grapes. zephyr n. A noxious or troublesome animal. A master in the technique of some particular fine art. right. as a right or claim. + FREE Memory Course. One who transgresses. venom n. wearisome adj. curious. whereabouts n. having fullness of beautiful form. Perceptible by sight. Apex. Consecrated by a vow or promise. An imaginary belt encircling the heavens within which are the larger planets. A picture having a background or that is shaded off gradually. zealot n. well-doer n. vindicate v. Any soft. or impression. wretchedness n. The act of proving to be true. An act or a means of cunning deception. vocative adj. verily adv. visualize v. impudent. formerly used among the American Indians as currency. exact. Changeable. vermin n. a forgivable sin. wreak v. veto n. writing n. vicissitude n. To prove to be true. influence. A change. Eating with greediness or in very large quantities. Wordy. Suffered or done in place of or for the sake of another. Lacking warmth of manner. vociferate v. Word for word. The prevalent way or fashion. vulgarity n. venison n. wantonness n. Revengeful. FreeVocabulary. or limbs or as in pain or distress. verdant adj. winsome adj. Any sale. The act or art of tracing or inscribing on a surface letters or ideographs. To endue with life. Truthfulness. commercial use. or accurate. voluble adj.

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