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PART I: Adjectives, verbs and nouns accompanied with (a thing)

governed by a preposition. affiliation to / with


accord (v.) to (grant) affinity
A between / with (liking)
abhorrence of (violence, not for or accord (v.) with (match) affinity with
to) adequate for / to (kinship, not for or to)
abhorrent to (a person) adhere to account(able) for (explain, produce,
abide by (a rule, a decision) be afflicted with (not by)
adherent (adj.) of (not to) responsible) afraid of (not at, by or
abide in (a place) adherent (n.) of for),
(person or party, not to) account(able) to (a person) for
abide with (stay, remain) admiration (something) agree on (a matter or
for (not at) opinion)
ability at (chess, not with) admit in / *accuse(d) of (a crime, not for, in or
into (accept) with) agree on / upon (a plan of
able to admit of (a solution, allow) action)
abound in / with admit to (a crime, accustomed to (not with) agree to
confess) (a proposal, action, settlement)
abreast of (not about) *adoration acquaint (a person) with
absolve (a person) from / of (duty, (something) agree with (a person,
punishment) advance (n.) in / on proposition)
(improvement) acquiesce in (not to, under or with)
abstain from (doing, not to do) aggravate by
advantage of / to / over acquit of (crime, blame) aggrieved
abundant in / with advantageous at / by
for / to activated by (revenge, not with)
accede to (a demand) adverse to agonize over (not about)
(not against or from) adamant about / on aim at (doing,
acceptable to (not by) advise (a or a target)
person) of (inform) adapted for (purpose, nature) aim
accepted by advise (a person) on for (victory)
(counsel) adapted from (based on) aim to
accessory to (the crime) advocate (do)
(n. v.) for (human rights) adapted to (ability, purpose) alert
accommodate to (a situation) (someone) to (something, not of)
advocate (n.) of (policy) addicted to alert to (the danger, not
accommodate (a person) with (a of)
thing) affectionate to(wards) addiction to (not for) alarmed at /
accompanied by (a person) by
affiliated to / with
adept at (doing something, not antagonized by (not about)
with) alien (adj.) to antagonistic to / towards
adept in (an art or practice) align antidote against / to / with
against / with antipathy to / toward(s) (not against
allegiance to (not with) or for or of)
allocate to (not for) antithesis between (contrast)
allow for (make provision for) antithesis of opposite, not to)
allow of (permit) antithetical to
aloof from / with (not to) anxious about / for (health, safety,
alternative of (one thing or another) not of)
alternative to (not for, from or of) anxious for (eager)
amazed at (surprised) anxious to (do something)
amazed by (bewildered) apathy toward(s) (something, not
ambitious for / of (fame) against or on)
ambivalent about (not to or apologize for
towards) appalled at / by
amenable to (not by) *appeal (n. v.) against (a sentence)
amused at / by / with *appeal for (help)
anagram of (not for) *appeal (n. v.) to (someone) for
analogous to (something)
analogy between (equivalence) *appealing (adj. v.) to (be attractive,
analogy of / to (simile) not for)
analogy with (comparison, applicable to (not for)
resemblance) apply for (a passport)
anathema to (somebody) apply to (address oneself to)
anger (v.) (someone) by appoint (someone) to (a position,
(interrupting, not for) not for)
angry about / against / at / over / appreciation of (not for)
towards (a thing) appreciative of
angry against / at / towards / with apprehensive about (a person)
(a person) apprehensive of (danger)
animus against (not towards) apprised of (the facts)
*annoyed about / at / by appropriate (v.) for / to
(something) appropriate (adj.) for / to (a
*annoyed at / with (a person) purpose)
answer (n.) to (not of) approve of
answer (v.) for (misdeeds) aptitude for (not about)
answer (v.) for (be responsible) *arbitrate between / in
answer (v.) to (the voters) argue about / against / with (a
answer (v.) to (respond, match) person)
argue about / against / for / over aware(ness) of (not about)
(something)
argue for (in support of)
arrival at (not to) B
ashamed of (not about, at, by or back out of (not out on)
for) backed by (supported, not with)
ashamed to (do) *bargain for / on / with
ask (a question) about (a subject) barren of (not from)
ask (a question) of (a person) base (v.) on (not in)
aspire after / to (covet, not at or for) battle against
assault (n.) on (not of) begin by (doing something)
assist in (cooking, not to cook) begin from (a point)
associated with (not in or to) begin with (an act)
association with (not in or to) belief in (not of)
astonished at / by belong to (be a member)
astounded at / by belong with (same category)
astride of (not over) beneficial for / to
attachment to (not for or with) benefit (n.) of (the benefactor)
attack (n.) by / of / on (thing or benefit (n.) to (the beneficiary)
person, not benefit (n. v.) from (Yoga)
against) bestow on / upon (not to)
attempt (n.) at (climbing a *blame (a person) for (something,
mountain) not with)
attempt (n.) on (someone's life) *blame on (put blame on)
attend to (needs) boast (n. v.) about / of
attend upon (orders) *bored with (an activity, not of)
attendant on (not to) *bored by (a person, not of)
attended by (visitors) borrow (a thing) from (someone,
attended with (success, fanfare) not of)
attitude of / to(ward) (not about or bound for (destination, not to)
over) boycott (n.) of (goods, not on)
attribute (n.) of brag (about / of (not on)
attuned to (not with) breach in (the wall, not of)
authority for (warrant) breach of (trust, rules, not in)
authority on (expert) brunt of (not for)
authority over (power, control) breach of (the rules, not in)
avail (oneself) of (a thing)
averse to (not against or from) C
aversion to (not for) campaign (n. v.) against / for
avert from capable of
capacity for (aptitude for) *compare with (note similar and
capacity of (containing) dissimilar)
*care (v.) about (worry) compatible with
*care (v.) for (like, look after) compete against / with (an
*careful about / of / with opponent)
careless about / of / with compete for (an award, object)
cause (n.) for / of competent at (sports)
central to competent in (English)
*centre (v.) (about / around / in / on complain about / against
/ round) (something dissatisfying)
certain about / of complain of (a headache)
champion(ship) of (human rights, complement (n.) of (a ship)
not for) complement (n.) to (addition)
chance (n.) of (survival, not for) complementary to (additional)
chance (n. v.) to (win, not in compliment (n.) to (somebody)
winning)) compliment (v.) (somebody) on (an
chance (v.) on (happen) achievement, not about or for)
characteristic for / of complimentary about (something,
charged with (a crime, task, not for not of)
or of) complimentary to (somebody)
chary of comply with
chat to / with (a friend) composed of (consists of, not with)
*choose among / between / from / comprised of
out of / over conceive of
close to (a person, not with) *concerned about / at / over
cognate with (worried, not by, of or with)
cognizant of *concerned for (keen to obtain)
collide with (not against) *concerned in (involved, involving)
collision between (two things) *concerned with (occupied, related
coloured by (a dye) to)
coloured with (a prejudice) concur with (a person) in (an
combine with (not to) opinion, decision)
comfortable in (pajamas) condole with (a person)
comfortable with (a proposal) condolences on (a death, not for)
commensurate with (not to) conducive to (not of)
comment (n. v.) on (not about, at or confer on (bestow upon)
to) confer with (discuss)
commitment to (not of) confide in (trust in)
*compare to (note similar) confide to (entrust to)
confident about / of (optimistic)
confident in (trusting) convenient to (a purpose)
confine in (a place) converge on (not in)
confine to (restrict) conversant in (a language)
conflict (v.) with (not against) conversant with (an area of
conform to / with knowledge)
confronted by / with (not on) converse about / on (a topic)
*confused about / by / with (not converse with (a person)
over) convict of (murder, not for)
congratulate on (not about or for) convince (a person) of (God's
coincide with existence)
connected by (by means of) convinced by (an argument)
connected to (attached) correlate with (not to)
connected with (associated) correspond to / with (agree, match)
connive at correspond with (write to)
conscious of (not about) cost in (human lives)
consequent on / upon (not to) cost of (a house, not for)
considerate about (things) count (v.) on (rely on)
considerate of (someone's feelings) covered with (snow, leaves)
consist in (resides) crazy about (a film star)
consist of (part or parts) crazy for (a new house)
consistent with (something) crazy on (football)
consult with (discuss, confer) *credit (n. v.) for / with (an
contemporary (adj.) with achievement)
contemporary (n.) of *credit (n. v.) to (add money)
contempt for (liars) *credit (n.) to (one's parents)
contempt of (court) criticism for (misbehaviour)
contemptuous of (not for) criticism of (a plan, not against or
contend against / with (struggle) for)
contend for (strive) crucial for / to
content (v.) (oneself) with (not by) culminate in (not with)
content (v.) (others) by cure (n.) for
contiguous to / with cured of (not from)
contingent on curiosity about (not for or in)
continue to (a place) curious about (not for or in)
continue with (something, not on) cynical about / toward(s)
contradictory of / to cynicism about / toward(s)
*contrast (n.) to / with
*contrast (v.) (something) with D
(something, not to) dabble in (not at / with)
convenient for (person) *date (v.) back to / from / to
deal (v.) in (doing business) despair (n.) of / over (losing)
deal (v.) with (attend to) despair (n. v.) of (ever winning, not
debar from for)
debate (n. v.) about / on / over (an destitute of
issue, not destructive of (not to)
around) determination to excel (not of
decide about (a matter) excelling)
decide on (a course of action, detrimental to
doing) deviate from
decide to (do) devoid of (not from)
defence against (attack) devotee of (not to)
defence for (excuse, justification) devotion to (not for or in)
defence of (liberty) die for (a cause)
defend against / from (not of) die from (an injury)
defer to (a person, opinion) die of (an illness, not from)
defiant against, of, to, toward(s). differ from (be different)
deficient in differ from / with (disagree)
definition of (a word, not to) difference between (two things, not
*delighted at / by / in / with in)
demand (n.) on (a person) for *different from / than / to
(something) differentiate amongst (several
demand (v.) (an intangible thing ) of things)
(a person) differentiate between (two things)
demand (v.) of (a person, ask) differentiate (one thing) from
demand (v.) (a tangible thing) from (another)
(a person) *difficult for / of / with
demanding on (onerous, not of) disabuse (a person) of (an idea, not
depart at (9 a.m.) from)
depend(ent) on (not to) disaffected with (not by)
dependence of (one thing) on disagree about / on / over (things,
(another) opinions)
deprive of (not from) disagree with (someone, not from)
derelict in (one's duties. not with) disappointed by / with (an
derive (pleasure) from (not in) outcome)
derogate from (detract, deviate) disappointed of (something not
derogatory of / to obtained)
description of (not about) disappointed in (something
desire (n.) for obtained)
desirous of disappointed in / with (a person)
despair for (a person) disappointment over (failure)
disappointment to (somebody) distracted from (one thing) by
discouraged by (something) (another)
discouraged from (doing, not in) distrust(ful) of
discriminate against / in favour of disturbed about / at (perturbed)
discriminate among or between disturbed by (disrupted)
(alternatives) divest from (cease investing)
discriminate (one thing) from divest of (relinquish)
(another) do (something) for (someone, help)
disdain for / of do (something) to (someone, hurt)
disdainful of (not about) dominated by (an idea, not with)
*disgust (n.) at / for / with (not domination by (someone) of / over
against or toward(s)) (another)
*disgusted at / by / with (not doubt (n.) about / of / on
against or toward(s)) doubtful about / of
disinclination to dream (n. v.) about (entertain an
disincline (a person) from (doing) idea)
disinclined to (do) *dream (v.) of (one's lover)
dislike (n.) of (not at or for) *drunk from / on / with
dismayed by (not with) dubious about / of
*displeased at / by / with dwell on (linger, not over)
disproportionate to (not with)
dispute (n. v.) about or over (a E
matter)
dispute (n. v.) with (somebody, not *effect (n.) on (not for or to)
against) embark for (a place)
disqualified for (a wrong-doing ) embark on (a ship, career)
disqualified from (a race, doing) *embarrassed by (behaviour)
disregard for / of *embarrassed with (debts)
disrespect (n. v.) for (not of) emboldened by (liquor, not with)
dissent (v.) from (not on or to) embroiled in (a dispute)
dissimilar to (not from) embroiled with (a person)
dissuade from (not against) empathize with
distaste (n. v.) for empathy with (not towards)
distinguish among (several things) employee of (a company, not for)
distinguish between (two things) *enamoured of (not about or with)
distinguish (one thing) from *enchanted by / with
(another) end (n.) to (a problem)
distinguished by (singled out) end (v.) at (a place, not up at)
distinguished for (eminent) end (v.) in / with (not by)
endowed by (fate) with (talent)
*enemy of / to equivalent (adj.) to expectation(s) of
engrossed in (a book) (not for)
engulfed by (war) equivalent (n.) of experience of
engulfed in (flames, not with) (travel, not with)
enough of (not with) *escape from (danger) experience in
enquire about (fares) (teaching)
enquire after (someone's health) essential for / to explanation for / of
enquire for (looking for) euphemism for (dying, not of)
enquire into (investigate) explication of (a text, not on)
enquiry into (not over) evidence for (a theory, not of)
entangled in (one thing) extraneous to (not of)
entangled with (two things)
enter into (an agreement) F
enthralled by / with (new baby,
enchanted) evidence of (human *familiar to (well-known)
settlement) *familiar with (knowing, friendly)
enthralled to ( T.V., enslaved) fascinated by / for / with (not about)
example of (instance, not for) *fascination for / of (a thing)
enthused by / over (not about, for fatal for / to
or with) example to (model) father (n. v.) by / on / with (a child)
enthusiasm for (not about) excel at / favourable for (suitable)
in (activity) favourable to (in favour of)
enthusiastic about (not for or with) fear (n.) about / of (flying)
excel in (ability) fear (n. v.) for (one's safety)
entrust (something) to (someone) fear (n.) of (God)
exception to (a rule, statement, not fight about / over (things, opinions)
from) fight against (cancer)
entrust (someone) with (something) fight for (a cause)
*excited about (badminton, not for) fight with (a person, not against)
*envious about / of / towards fight with (a weapon)
*excited about / at / by (a new filled by (agent)
baby) filled with (contents, not by)
equal (adj.) to (two things, not as, *firm in / of / on / with
for or with) excused for (pardoned) fixated on (not about or with)
equal (adj.) to (the task) excused flexible about (visiting hours, not
from (released) over)
equate to (make equal) exempt fob (a person) off with (a thing)
from focus (n.v.) on (not about, around or
equate with (consider equal, not to) to)
*expect from / of *foist (a thing) on (a person, not at)
fond of grieve for (a person)
fondness for guard (v.) against (be vigilant, not
forbid to (do, not from doing) from)
foreign to (way of thinking, not guard (v.) against / from (protect)
from) guiltless of
fortunate in (one's friends) guilty about (i.e., feeling guilty)
fortunate with (investments) guilty of (a crime)
free (adj.) from / of
free (v.) from (liberate)
free (v.) of (exempt) H
free (adj.) with (money, carefree)
frightened by (a recent event) habituated to ( not with)
frightened of (general fear) handling (n.) of (an affair, not over)
*frustrated by / with (not over) hanker after / for
*full of / with happen to (somebody, not with)
fundamental to (not for) harmful to (not for)
furious at (an event) hate for / of
furious with (a person or object) hateful to
furnish (someone) with (a thing) hatred for / of
fusion of (two things, not between) hats off to (someone) for
fuss (n. v.) about / of / over (something)
hazardous to (one's health, not for)
G *hear about / from / of
*generous in / of / to / with heart-broken at (not over)
glad at (an event) heed of (not to)
glad of (assistance) heedful of
glad for (a person) heedless of
*good at / for / to / with heir of (a person)
*good luck on (your date) heir to (property)
*good luck to (your date) hell-bent on (doing, not for)
graduate (n.) of (Cambridge, not hesitate in (doing)
from) hesitate to (do)
graduate (v.) from (Cambridge) hesitation in (doing, not to do)
grapple with hopeless about (not of)
grateful for (something) hostile to (not against)
grateful to (somebody)
gratified by / with
greedy for (not of) *identical to / with
grieve about / at / for/ over (a ignorant of (not to)
death) imbue (a person) with (a quality)
immaterial to (not for) indignant with (a person)
immersed in (not with) indispensable for / to
immune from (prosecution, indulge in (an activity)
punishment) indulgence for (toleration)
immune to (a disease, persuasion) indulgence in (participation)
immunize against (a disease, not ineligible for
from) infected with (disease)
impact (n.) of (something) on (a infested with (rats)
person or thing) infer(ence) from
impatient for (news, payment) inferior to (not than)
impatient of (interruption, rebuke) infested with
impatient with (a person. behaviour) inflict upon (not with)
impervious to (not of) influence (n.) on / over / with (a
impinge against / of person or thing)
implication in (robbery) influence (v.) on / in / upon (a
implication of (statement) person or thing)
implications for (not on) influenced by
*important for / to information about (not of)
impose on (not to) infuse into (someone)
impressed by / with initiate (v.) in (a science)
inadequate for (a person) initiate (v.) into (a society)
inadequate to (one's needs) inscrutable to (a person, not by or
incapable of (doing, not to do) for)
incensed at / by / with incidental to insensible to
include among (two or more) insight into (not of)
include in (the price) insist on (not in)
incomprehension of (English inspire (a vision) in (someone, not
grammar, not for) into)
inconsiderate about (things or inspire (someone) with (a vision)
opinions) inspired by / with
inconsiderate of (someone's instill in / into (not towards)
feelings) insufficient for (needs)
increase (n .v.) in (energy, not to) insufficient in (quantity)
inculcate (an idea) in / into intent on (something, doing
(someone, not on or with) something)
indebted to (you) for (assistance) *intention of / to
independent of (not from or on) intercede for (a person) with
indicative of (another person)
indifferent to (not about or for) interest (n. v.) in (not at or to)
indignant at (a thing) interested in (not by)
interfere in (intervene, meddle) labour at (a task)
interfere with (hinder, obstruct) labour for (a person, an end)
interested in (not about) labour in (a cause)
intrigued by (fascinated, not with) labour under (a disadvantage,
intrigued with (plotted) difficulty)
intrusion into (not of) lack (n.) of (money)
inundated with (telegrams, not by) lacking in (an attribute)
inured to (hard work, not against) lament (n.) for (grief)
invest in (a business) lament (n.) about (complaint)
invest with (an office) lament (v.) for / over (mourn)
investigation in / into / of (not over) *laugh (n. v.) about / at / on / over
involved in (included in) leisure to (do, not for doing)
involved with (committed to) lenient to (not with)
involved with (a person) liable for (responsible)
irrespective of liable to (apt, likely, inclined)
issue (n.) of (not about) libel (n.) on (not against)
likelihood of (not for)
J link (n.) in / to / with
link (v.) between (two things)
jealous for / of (my reputation) link (v.) (one thing) with (another)
*jealous about / of / towards listen to (not at)
(envious) littered by (agent)
join (v.) in (a game) littered with (substance)
join (v.) to (connect) live by (labour)
join (v.) with (a person or thing) live for (fame)
jubilant about (good news, not with) look forward to (not for)
judged by (not as or on) *love (n.) for / of
justification for (not of)
justified in (opinions, not of)
M

K mania for (crosswords)
marked by (not with)
keen of (hearing) married to (a person, not with)
keen on (enthusiastic, not about of married with (children)
for) martyr for / in (a cause)
knowledge of (a subject, not about) martyr to (a disease)
knowledgeable about (not of or on) mastery of (an activity)
mastery over (a rival)
L matter for (an expert)
matter of (survival) *opposite (n.) of (not to)
meddle in (one's affairs) *opposite (prep.) to (or omit)
meddle with (one's things) opposition of (a group, person)
meditate on (ponder, not over) opposition to (new policy, not
*meet with (success) against)
mistrust(ful) of optimistic about (not for)
monopoly of not on) originate in (a thing)
mourn for (a person) originate with (a person)
mourn over (a death) outraged at / by (a suggestion)
muse (v.) on (not about or over) overcome by (fumes)
overcome with (emotion)
N *overjoyed at / by / with
overwhelmed by (the floods)
name (v.) after / for overwhelmed with (grief)
name (v.) to (appoint)
necessary for / to (not of) P
necessity for / of (strict measures)
need (n.) for / of parallel (adj. v.) to / with
needed from (somebody, not of) parallel (n.) between (two things)
negligent in (duties, not of) parallel (n.) with (one thing)
negligent of (fame, not in) paraphrase (n.) of (not on)
nervous about / around / of parody (n.) of (not on)
(strangers) part (v.) from (persons, not with)
part (v.) with (things, not from)
partake of (food, quality, not in)
O partake in (participate)
participate in (not to)
object (v.) to (not about or against) perpendicular to
*oblivious of (not about or to) persevere in / with
obsessed about / by / with persuade (a person) to do
obsession with (not for) (something)
obstacle to (not for) pertain to (something)
offended at / by / with pertinent to
offensive (adj.) to (not toward) perturbed about / at / by
open for (business) *phobia of (not about, against,
open to (suggestions) towards or over)
opinion about / on (a subject) pity (n.) for (mercy towards)
opinion of (a person) pity (n.) on (sympathy with)
*opposite (adj.) from / to (not of or plan (v.) to (go, not on going))
than) play (v.) to (the camera, not for)
*pleased about /at / by / with protest (v.) against (not about or at
*pleasure of / in or to)
point (v.) at / towards (a thing) *proud of (not about or at)
point (v.) to (a fact) provide against (prepare for)
popular with (audiences, not to) provide for (supply, the future)
possessed by / with (an idea, provide (someone) with (something)
emotion) proximity to (not with)
possessed of (wealth) punish for (not over)
praise (n.) of (not for) purpose in (doing, not for)
precursor of (not for or to) purpose of (this meeting, not for)
predilection for (not with) pursuant to
preface (v.) with (a remark)
prefer (one thing) to (another, not Q
above, before or over)
preferable to (not than) qualify for (the final, not to)
preference for quarrel about / over (a matter)
pregnant by (a man) quarrel with (a person)
pregnant with (a man's child, not of) *question about / of
pregnant with (possibilities, not of)
prejudice(d) against / in favour of
(not to ) R
preoccupied with
prerequisite for (a course, not to) rail against or at (not about)
preside at / over range from (bad to worse, not
prevail against / over (opposition) between)
prevail on (persuade, not with) react against (oppose, not about)
prevail with (have greater impact) react to (respond, not about)
prevent (someone) from (doing, not react with (chemical change)
to do) ready for (an exam)
pride (n.) in (not about or for) ready in / with (an answer)
pride (v.) (oneself) on reason (v.) about (a topic)
*privilege (n.) of / to reason (v.) with (a person)
proficient at (games) rebuke (n.) to (not against)
proficient in (surgery) rebuke (v.) for (an action)
profuse in received by (jubilation, not with)
profusion of received from (money, not off)
prohibit from (doing, not to do) receptive to (not of)
propensity for / to (rudeness, not in) reckon on (count on, expect)
protect against (attack, loss) reckon with (deal with, consider)
protect from (harm) recognition of (not for)
recommend (a person) for (a job) repugnance (inconsistency)
recommend (a book) to (a student) between
reconcile to (accept a situation) required for (a purpose)
reconcile (one thing) with (another) required from (a person, needed)
reconcile with (a person) required of (expect of a person, not
recover from (not of) from)
redeem from (not of) resentful of
reduction from / of (a price, not resigned to (one's fate)
over) responsible for (something)
reek of (not from or with) responsible to (someone)
reference about (recommendation restriction on (membership, not of)
letter) result (n.) from (an event)
reference to (a subject, not about) result (n.) of (the poll)
reflect on (not about) result (v.) from (arise)
reflected (sent back) by result (v.) in (terminate)
reflected (implied) in result (v.) in (a failure)
regale on (strawberries) retaliate against (not to)
regale with (stories) retreat (n.v.) from (not on)
regard (n.) for (a person) retroactive to (a date, not from)
rejoice at / in / over / with (not for) return from / to (a place, not back
relation of (kinship), not to) or back in)
relevant for (a person) revulsion against / from / to
relevant to (a debate, not for) rich in (possessions, not with)
rely on (not to) rid (the city) of (rats, not from)
remind about / of rise to (the occasion, not for)
remonstrate against (protest) *risk (n.) from / of / to (not for)
remonstrate with (reprove) rough on (hypercritical)
remorse for (not about) rough with (abusive)
repent of (not for)
repentance for / of
*replace by / with S
replenish with
replete with sacrifice (v.) (one thing) to (another,
report (n. v.) on / to (not into) not for)
reproach (n.) to safe (adj.) against (possible dangers)
reproach (v.) (someone) for (lying) safe (adj.) from (one's enemies)
reproach (v.) (someone) with salvation of (not to)
(dishonesty) sanguine about / of
repugnance (aversion) against / to *satire of / on (folly, not about or
against)
satisfactory to (a person) site of (new building, not for)
satisfied of (convinced) smile (v.) at (scorn)
satisfied with (contented, not at or smile (v.) on (favour)
by) solicitous for / of (not to)
scathing about (not of) solution of / to (a problem)
sceptical about / of sorry about / for (something)
secret of / to (success) sorry for (pity for a person)
secure against (attack) source of (information, not for)
secure from (harm) sparing of (not for, to or with)
secure in (a position) *speak about / of / on (a subject)
seek after / for (search for) *speak to / with (a friend)
seek from / of (request of) spectator of (not to)
seek out (hunt down) spend (money) on (books, not for)
seized by / with (fear, remorse) squabble over (not about)
sensible about (homework) square (v.) with (be or make
sensible of (appreciative, not to) compatible, not to)
sensitive to (not at or of) startled at or by
separate (adj.) from strive against / for (struggle)
*servant of / to spoiled by (not with)
share (n.) of (winnings) strict about (punctuality)
share (v.) in (winnings) strict in (one's habits)
share (v.) with (a person) strict with (a person)
shed light on (not as to) strive after (seek after)
shocked at / by (not about or over) subsequent to
short of (one's aims, not from) substitute (reposition one thing) for
short on (talent) (another)
shrouded in (mystery, not by or substitute (replace one thing) with
with) (another)
shy of (wary) subversive of (not to)
shy of (reluctant) succeed in (doing, not to do)
shy of (short of) suffer for (one's beliefs)
shy on (deficient) suffer from (an ailment, not in or
shy with (bashful) with)
sick from / with (fear) suitable for / to
sick of (tired) suited for / to
similar to (not as or with) superior(ity) to (not than or over)
similarity between (one thing and supplied by (the government)
another) supply (v.) (books) for (the library)
similarity of (one thing) to (another) supply (v.) (food) to (the starving)
similarity to / with (a thing) supply (v.) (the army) with (tanks)
support for (not towards) tolerance of (foreigners, not for)
surprised at (something astonishing, tolerant of (foreigners, not towards
disappointing) or to)
surprised by (something trade (v.) for (exchange)
unexpected) trade (v.) in (barter with)
surprised (someone) with trade (v.) on (exploit)
(something) trade (v.) with (do business)
surround (oneself) with (not by) travel for (a company)
surrounded by travel on (business, not for)
susceptible of (explanation, true of (applicable to, not for)
persuasion) true to (faithful)
susceptible to (liable, sensitive) typical for / of
symbol(ic) for / of ()
sympathetic to (not for)
*sympathy for / with (not to) U
synchronize with (not to)
synonymous with (not to) unconcerned about / at / with
unconscious of (not to)
T understanding of (English grammar,
not for)
take toll of (not on) unequal to (a task, not for)
*talk to / with (a friend) unfair to (not for)
tamper with unite in (helping, not to help)
taste (n.) for (liking) united by (common interests)
taste (n.) of (food) united to / with (joined together)
taste (n.) in (art) unsuitable for / to
tendency to unsuited for / to
tenderness for / towards (love) upset (adj.) about / at / by)
terrified at (a prospect)
terrified by (a rifle shot)
terrified of (dogs) vary from (the norm)
testimonial to (not of) vary in (size)
*think about / of / on / over vary with (age)
thirst after / for (knowledge) veiled in (secrecy, not with)
threatened by (a robber) verdict on (not for)
threatened with (an epidemic) vexed by / about (thing)
thrive on vexed at / with (a person)
tinker (v.) with (car engines) vie with (a person) for (something)
*tired from / of (not by) *view (n.) of (sight of)
token of (my affection, not for) *view (n.) on (opinion on)
visited by (friends) descend (not down)
visited with (afflictions) discuss (something, not about or
on)
distribute (not out)
W divide (not up)
dominate (not over)
warn (someone) against (doing double (adj.) (not of)
something, not about) early (not early on)
warn (someone) of (a danger, not empty (not out)
on) word to (the wise, not for) enter (a place, not in or into)
wary of (strangers, not about) examine (not into)
worried at (a bone, a knot) explain (not about)
worried (be anxious) about / by / explore (not into)
for / over follow (not after or behind)
follow up (not up on)
Y free (not up)
yearn for (not after) grieve (protest against)
head (v.) (an investigation, not up)
PART II: Words, mostly verbs, not help doing (not from doing)
requiring a preposition. hold (the fort, not down)
impair
abdicate (not from) infringe (not on or upon)
admit (a mistake, not to) inside (not of)
answer (not to) invade (not into)
ascend (a mountain, not up) investigate (not about, into or upon)
attain (not to) join (not together or up with)
calculate (not out) jump (v.) (not up)
cancel (a booking, not out) lack (v.) (not for or in)
catch (fire, not on) lament (v.) (regret, not about)
chide (not at) lift (not up)
circle (not around) lower (a thing, not down)
combat (not against) make good (not on)
compensate (not to a person) mention (n. v.) (not about)
comprise (not of) muster (not up)
confess (not to) near (not to)
consult (seek advice, not with) objection to (doing, not toward)
continue (not on or with) offend (a person, not against)
crave (not for) oppose (not against)
culled (not through) outside (not of)
debate (not about or on) penetrate (not into or through)
permeate (not through)
plummet (not down)
ponder (a problem, not on or over)
profess (not to)
protest (not against)
raise (not up)
reach (not to)
rear (v.) (not up)
reconcile (one thing) with (another)
reconcile(d) to (a person or thing)
refer to (not back to)
reflect (not back)
regress (not back)
request (not for)
resign (a post, membership, not
from)
resemble (not to)
resist (not from)
revert (not back)
seek (not after or for)
segregate (not out)
seize (not upon)
separate (not out)
shunted (not off)
sidestep (not around)
sift (not through)
spare (not from)
stress (not upon)
study (not about)
test (not out)
study (not up on)
underneath (not of)
until (not up until)
win (not out)