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1. abandon～100. antidote はこちら：
101. antimicrobial～200. bay はこちら：
201. beatify～300. catholic はこちら：
301. caucus～400. contempt はこちら：
401. contend～500. demagogic はこちら：
501. demarcate～600. diverge はこちら：
601. divest～700. erstwhile はこちら：
701. erudite～800. flaunt はこちら：
801. fledgling [noun]
The fledgling writer could use the benefit of a good editor.
802. fleet [adjective]
She was slight and fleet of foot.
803. flimsy [adjective]
Don’t give me the flimsy excuse that you were too deep asleep to hear the phone ringing.
Their flimsy tent offered little protection against the severe storm.
804. flora [noun]
Flora in the eastern region includes over 7000 types of plants.
805. florid [adjective]
The police officer was florid after being held up by a six-year old boy with a water pistol.
After being embarrassed by a marriage proposal at the basketball game, my sister had a florid face.
806. flout [verb]
He conducted business in his pajamas to flout convention.
807. fluke [noun]
Since I didn’t study or attend class on a regular basis, it was simply a fluke that I passed the exam.
808. flummox [verb]
The defense attorney’s questions were designed to flummox the prosecuting witness.
809. flux [noun]
Because the electricity is in flux, the hotel can’t guarantee that the air conditioning will work throughout the night.
810. foible [noun]
Although many people consider his impatience as a foible, I view it as a passion to get things done.
811. foment [verb]
The publicity-hungry politician often made harsh statements about immigrants in order to foment unrest among the public.
812. for all
For all her experience, she was still prone to nerves.
813. forage [verb]
As the night grew colder, the soldiers started to forage for firewood.
They were forced to forage for clothing and fuel in the past.
814. forbear [verb]
He could not forbear from expressing his disagreement.
815. forbearance [noun]
The police officer showed forbearance when he let the young thief off with a warning.
816. ford [noun]
He has stopped at the ford to let the horses drink.
817. forebear [noun]
While researching my family tree, I noticed a forebear of mine was born in Iceland at the turn of the century.
818. forebode [verb]
Meteorologists forebode the bad weather, but their prediction was a lot milder than the actual storm.
819. foresight [noun]
Barbara’s foresight led her to buy the stock before it tripled in value.
820. forestall [verb]
To forestall the bank from foreclosing on his home, Jack sold all of his personal belongings to catch up on his mortgage payments.
We must act right now to forestall disaster.
821. forgery [noun]
Many young kids try to employ forgery to sign their parent’s signature on something they don’t want them to see.
The art of forgery focuses on creating fakes of everything from money to paintings, making them look as real as possible.
822. forgo [verb]
I will forgo drinking at his birthday party because I am the designated driver.
823. formidable [adjective]
Growing tomato crops during a severe drought proved to be formidable for one farmer.
The formidable hurricane lasted for 30 hours and destroyed a lot of buildings on the island.
824. forswear [verb]
Hopefully the new treaty will forswear nations from obtaining nuclear weapons.
825. forte [noun]
Although dancing was her forte, she never considered having a career in entertainment.
826. fortress [noun]
The tall fortress was surrounded by a swampy moat and drawbridge to keep enemies out.
827. fortuitous [adjective]
His success depended on a fortuitous combination of circumstances and encounters.
828. founder [verb]
Their marriage began to founder soon after the honeymoon.
In recent years, her career has been foundering.
829. fracas [noun]
The husband and wife were fined by the judge for starting a fracas in court.
830. fractious [adjective]
The inexperienced teacher found the fractious students difficult to control.
831. frank [adjective]
A frank conversation was needed between the father and his unruly son.
832. fraught [adjective]
The treasure hunt was fraught with puzzles that had to be solved in order to find the fortune.
Even though the contract looks good at first glance, it is actually fraught with contradictions.
833. frenetic [adjective]
The sales floor was even more frenetic than usual because of the big clearance sale yesterday.
834. frieze [noun]
Containing the most famous frieze of all time, the Parthenon in Athens has a band of sculpture across the top.
835. froward [adjective]
The froward child refused to listen to her parents and was disobedient most of the time.
836. frugal [adjective]
I wanted front row seats, but my frugal husband wanted to save a bundle by purchasing back row seats.
837. fulfillment [noun]
Many people experience a sense of fulfillment when they finally achieve their life’s dream, or even when they take a step towards it.
838. fulminate [verb]
The disgruntled customer continued to fulminate over a price difference.
839. fulsome [adjective]
In an attempt to earn a promotion, she offended her boss with her fulsome compliments.
840. furious [adjective]
The prospective cadet was furious with himself for oversleeping and disqualifying himself from the academy.
841. furnish [verb]
The advertisement stated that the owners would furnish the apartment with tables, chairs, beds and a couch.
842. furtive [adjective]
She walked outside in a furtive manner so that her parents would not see her.
843. fusion [noun]
The actor worked so hard to become the character that it seemed the fusion of their personalities might be permanent.
The movie displayed a perfect fusion of image and sound.
844. futile [adjective]
When the captain realized his efforts to steer his ship were futile, he commanded his officers to release the lifeboats.
The president described these activities as futile.
845. gaffe [noun]
Because of the quarterback’s gaffe, our team lost the big game.
846. gainsay [verb]
Since he told the truth on the witness stand, no one was able to gainsay his statement.
847. gambol [verb]
Because of the rain, students are unable to gambol on the playground during recess.
848. garland [noun]
She twined the flowers into a garland.
849. garment [noun]
The saleswoman are very knowledgeable while helping me find the right garment to wear at my cousin’s wedding.
850. garner [verb]
The teacher allowed us to put up posters to garner interest in our club fundraiser.
851. garrulous [adjective]
Though my window is closed, I can still hear my garrulous neighbors loudly gossip in the night.
852. gauche [adjective]
His gauche table manners make me cringe, especially when he tries to talk with his mouth full.
853. gaudy [adjective]
When she returned from the nail salon, she showed me her gaudy nails that were painted bright orange.
854. genial [adjective]
The genial hosts made sure everyone enjoyed the party.
855. genuine [adjective]
Throughout history, many con artists have tried to pass off fake items as genuine holy relics.
856. germane [adjective]
Since we were running out of time, our professor asked us to limit our questions to those germane to today’s lecture.
857. gestation [noun]
The baby was born prematurely at 28 weeks gestation.
858. gist [noun]
The first paragraph of the report should provide readers with the gist of the paper.
859. give teeth
The severe penalty really gives teeth to the law.
860. glacial [adjective]
She gave me a glacial smile when we passed each other on the stairs.
861. glib [adjective]
The glib comments he made about the brewing conflict tells me that he is not very well-informed about the subject.
862. glower [verb]
After the boxers shook hands, they began to glower at each other.
863. goad [verb]
As a teacher, she was constantly looking for positive ways to goad her students into learning more.
864. gossamer [adjective]
Her white gossamer scarf was practically transparent.
865. gouge [noun]
The refrigerator's legs left gouges in the vinyl flooring when I moved it out to clean behind it.
866. graft [verb]
Scientists will be able to graft new genes into human eggs and embryos.
Skin was removed from her leg and grafted on her face.
867. grandiloquent [adjective]
Even though Rick did not understand the grandiloquent words, he still used them to impress his wealthy friends.
868. grandiose [adjective]
The idea of throwing a party on top of the swimming pool seemed quite grandiose to everyone in the room.
869. grandstand [verb]
The senator doesn't hesitate to grandstand if it makes her point.
870. gratify [verb]
Hopefully, the chocolate bar will gratify my desire for something sweet.
871. grating [adjective]
The sound of his grating voice complaining all day was driving me crazy.
872. gratuitous [adjective]
Even though I had been looking forward to seeing the movie, I walked out of the theater after thirty minutes because of so much gratuitous foul language.
873. gregarious [adjective]
She is such a gregarious and outgoing person.
874. grievance [noun]
His grievance against her neighbor has turned into a civil lawsuit.
875. grievous [adjective]
A verbal insult can sometimes cause a more grievous injury than any physical assault.
876. grizzle [verb]
His grizzled beard was no longer black like it was in his youth.
877. groan [noun]
The rescuers could hear the groans of someone trapped in the rubble.
878. grouse [verb]
If we grouse in the pub, who listens?
She's always grousing about how she's been treated by the manager.
879. grovel [verb]
The dog was willing to grovel for the biscuit.
880. guile [noun]
Although she pretends to be sweet and innocent, she has used her guile to become one of the most popular celebrities in the world.
881. guise [noun]
Under the guise of a police officer, the crook walked into the bank and easily robbed the tellers.
882. gullible [adjective]
The gullible woman gave her money to a fake charity.
883. guru [noun]
Because the voice teacher is viewed as a musical guru, she has a two year waiting list for her classes.
884. gustatory [adjective]
Masticatory and gustatory stimuli appear to stimulate salivation through different mechanisms.
885. hackneyed [adjective]
Politicians tend to repeat the same hackneyed expressions over and over again.
886. halcyon [adjective]
I was very content during the halcyon days of my childhood.
887. hale [adjective]
Although he just turned eighty-five years old, Jimmy is still hale and healthy.
888. hallmark [noun]
Simplicity is a hallmark of this design.
889. hallowed [adjective]
Every word that the respected sage uttered was considered at once to be hallowed, sacred and holy.
890. hamstring [verb]
The company was hamstrung by traditional but inefficient ways of conducting business.
891. hand-wringing [noun]
That led many political commentators to indulge in hand-wringing about how apathetic Californians were about representative government.
892. hanker [verb]
After years of an unhappy marriage, the man begin to hanker to have an affair.
The homesick woman began to hanker for a trip to see her parents.
893. hapless [adjective]
The hapless passengers were stranded at the airport for three days.
894. happenstance [noun]
I found this delightful hotel by happenstance.
895. harangue [verb]
He harangued the class for half an hour about not paying attention.
896. harbinger [noun]
Everyone knows the groundhog is the harbinger of a change in seasons.
897. hard-line [adjective]
The religious extremist would not change his hard-line views no matter who tried to convince him.
898. hardy [adjective]
Trees in the woodland are hardy, withstanding cold winters and severe weather in the spring.
899. harrowing [adjective]
She told us a harrowing tale of misfortunes.
900. hasten [verb]
When the store manager saw the long lines at the registers, he called for more cashiers to hasten customer checkouts.
901. hatred [noun]
The night owl’s hatred of mornings caused her to hit snooze button several times.
He looked at me with hatred.
902. havoc [noun]
The volcano inflicted havoc upon the tiny village.
903. heavyweight [noun]
Her extraordinary intelligence and speaking ability made her a political heavyweight.
904. hectic [adjective]
Since I have a lot to do this week, my schedule is going to be very hectic.
905. hector [verb]
I am sure that we should seek to persuade, not just hector and lecture.
906. hedonist [noun]
Although people call him a hedonist, he is really the type of person who cares about pleasing others.
907. heed [verb]
The shopping complex has been criticized for failing to heed warnings about lack of safety routines.
908. hegemony [noun]
The president of the company has hegemony over his employees.
909. heliocentric [adjective]
According to heliocentric theory, the sun is the center of everything in the universe.
910. helmsman [noun]
The old helmsman brought us about and we avoided a dangerous dash against the rocks.
The helmsman warned them that they were approaching another shore.
911. hemorrhage [verb]
The car accident caused him to hemorrhage internally.
912. herald [verb]
The trade agreement heralded a new era of economic development.
913. herbivore [noun]
As an herbivore, the giraffe has teeth that are broad and capable of chewing tough plants.
914. heretical [adjective]
Such a heretical view would have been unthinkable a couple of years ago.
915. heretofore [adverb]
The investment has produced amazing profits that were heretofore unimaginable.
916. hermetic [adjective]
As a freelance writer who rarely leaves her house, Kate lives a hermetic lifestyle.
A hermetic seal is used on this glass bottle.
917. heterodox [adjective]
The church will excommunicate anyone who preaches heterodox beliefs.
918. heuristic [adjective]
The purpose of the heuristic class is to teach people through personal trials.
919. hew [verb]
Since my mother cannot hew wood for her fireplace, I visit her once a week to fill her woodbin.
920. hibernate [verb]
The bear continued to hibernate all winter long snoozing deep inside the cave.
921. hidebound [adjective]
The hidebound politician refused to change his position on the bill.
922. hieroglyphics [noun]
The writings of the ancient Egyptians was almost entirely hieroglyphic, based on pictures and drawings.
923. high-handed [adjective]
The high-handed king ruled with an iron fist, never allowing his citizens to have any freedom.
924. hilarious [adjective]
We laughed nonstop while watching the hilarious sitcom.
Even though her brothers think it’s hilarious, she doesn’t like watching the funny home video show.
925. hinder [verb]
Tight, restrictive clothing will work to hinder your athletic performance.
If you do not rest enough, you will actually hinder your workout progress.
926. hinterland [noun]
As the sun set, animals moved away from the coast and into the distant hinterland.
927. hirsute [adjective]
The hirsute teenager was warned that he would be expelled from school if he did not take a haircut and pay attention to his grooming.
928. histrionic [adjective]
The widow’s histrionic screaming made the detectives suspicious.
929. hoard [verb]
He loves to hoard earnings because he is a penny-pincher.
930. hoary [adjective]
The hoary house was built in the eighteenth century and is now part of a museum.
931. hobble [verb]
After falling and hurting her ankle badly, the volleyball player had to hobble over to a bench.
932. hodgepodge [noun]
After many people dug through the different appetizers, the large platter was just a hodgepodge of different foods scattered all over the place.
When I opened the junk drawer in the kitchen, there was a hodgepodge of tools, utensils, medicines and food in there.
933. homage [noun]
As a sign of homage for the late president, government flags will be flown half-mast today.
934. homeostasis [noun]
Homeostasis keeps the body’s temperature regulated at an average temperature of 98.6 degrees.
935. homily [noun]
People around the world watched as the pope delivered a homily on the subject of kindness.
For the past ten years, our priest has read the same homily on Easter Sunday.
936. homogenous [adjective]
As races have mixed, the world’s population has become more and more homogenous.
The population of the village has remained remarkably homogenous.
937. honorary [adjective]
After his untimely death, the student was given an honorary degree.
She received an honorary doctorate from Oxford University in recognition of her work for the poverty.
938. hoodwink [verb]
After the hurricane, many dishonest individuals tried to hoodwink generous people into donating to fake charities.
939. hortatory [adjective]
Since the president’s speech about the economy wasn’t very hortatory, people had little reason to be hopeful about their finances.
940. hotly [adverb]
The bank hotly denies any wrongdoings.
941. hubris [noun]
Hubris brought him down in the end.
942. humble [adjective]
After twenty years as a humble worker, he finally got the opportunity to lead the division.
943. humdrum [adjective]
An exciting vacation would give me time away from my humdrum job.
944. humility [noun]
During her speech, Jennifer showed her humility by acknowledging her film crew as the team who deserved the trophy.
945. husband [verb]
She husbanded their financial resources through difficult times.
946. hyperbole [noun]
During the hurricane, it seemed as though the hyperbole, “raining cats and dogs“, was almost accurate.
947. hypocrisy [noun]
Students protested that the rule about a ban on cell phones inschool was just a bunch of hypocrisy because teachers were always using their cell phones.
948. hypocrite [noun]
He is a hypocrite and never exerts himself to help anyone.
949. hypotenuse [noun]
Using the Pythagorean Theorem, the mathematician was able to find the triangle’s hypotenuse as well as its shorter sides.
950. hysteria [noun]
The hostages were in a state of hysteria when they were rescued by the police.
951. iconoclast [noun]
The successful entrepreneur is an iconoclast who is not afraid to introduce something new to the market.
952. ideological [adjective]
Some have minimized the importance of ideological factors.
Due to the criminal’s ideological perspective that he is always right, the criminal would hurt people if they disagreed with him.
953. idiosyncratic [adjective]
The strange bird let out a high-pitched sound that is idiosyncratic to its species.
954. idolatry [noun]
Whenever the dictator ventured out in public, he insisted upon idolatry from his people.
955. idyll [noun]
This rural idyll is, however, the privilege of the minority.
Every year thousands of people flee the big cities in search of the rural idyll.
956. igneous [adjective]
After the volcano erupted and lava covered the ground, many igneous rocks were created.
957. ignoble [adjective]
During his speech, the district attorney promised to rid the city of ignoble police officers guilty of abusing their power.
958. ignominious [adjective]
The basketball player’s downfall was caused by his ignominious steroid use.
959. ignorant [adjective]
Rich Americans are often ignorant to the reality of the lives of those living in poverty in the U.S.
960. illiberal [adjective]
His views are markedly illiberal.
961. illicit [adjective]
I dumped my boyfriend because of his illicit drug habit.
962. imbroglio [noun]
In the senior dormitory, the resident assistant is currently dealing with an imbroglio between two students who both claim the other is stealing her shoes.
963. imbue [verb]
He managed to imbue his employees with team spirit.
964. immanent [adjective]
God is immanent in the world.
Hope seems immanent in human nature.
965. immaterial [adjective]
The judge told the jury to disregard the testimony because it was immaterial to the trial.
966. immature [adjective]
A human is immature for many years, having to go through nearly two decades of development before becoming an adult.
967. imminent [adjective]
When the Secret Service arrived, everyone knew the president’s arrival was imminent.
968. immolate [verb]
Millions of people were immolated in World War I.
969. immunodeficiency [noun]
The earliest known specimen of the human immunodeficiency virus was found long after the death of its victim.
The association of this infection with immunodeficiency and its pathogenicity for patients need to be investigated further.
970. immutable [adjective]
Although I tried to get the bank president to change his mind about giving me the loan, I finally realized his decision was immutable.
There are no laws that are immutable because we can vote for change in our country.
971. impair [verb]
Emotions can sometimes impair your ability to reason properly.
972. impasse [noun]
Yesterday, the two parties did not make any progress on the contract terms because they had reached an impasse.
973. impassive [adjective]
Even though it was very exciting, Jon delivered the news in an impassive voice in the hope that everyone would stay calm.
974. impeccable [adjective]
Your impeccable work ethic and great attention to detail are reasons enough for promoting you.
975. impecunious [adjective]
I first knew him as an impecunious student living in a tiny apartment.
976. impede [verb]
If you do not eat while you are sick, the lack of nutrients will impede your recovery.
977. impediment [noun]
My broken wrist is the impediment preventing me from finishing my new novel.
978. imperative [adjective]
If you’re serious about getting healthy, it’s imperative that you follow a healthy lifestyle, make the right food choices, and exercise regularly.
979. imperious [adjective]
In an imperious tone, the police officer ordered the driver to step out of the car.
980. impermeable [adjective]
The impermeable rain coat kept water from ruining the woman’s cashmere sweater.
Impermeable glass was used in the picture frame to keep moisture from the photo.
981. impertinent [adjective]
Although she thought she was just being funny, her teacher didn’t agree and sent her to the principal’s office for being impertinent.
Because the young man would only give an impertinent answer to his questions, the attorney decided not to take him on as a client.
982. imperturbable [adjective]
The imperturbable actress carried on with her performance even when her costar forgot his lines.
983. impervious [adjective]
Rubber boots are impervious to water.
984. impetuous [adjective]
After she joined the army, Sarah was less impetuous.
We made an impetuous decision to go swimming in the lake in December.
985. impetus [noun]
Because the new president was once a military commander, he has a great deal of experience being an impetus for change.
986. impinge [verb]
Hopefully the bad weather will move in a different direction and not impinge upon our plans for an outdoor reception.
987. impious [adjective]
His lack of protocol in the church caused him to gain a reputation for being impious.
988. implacable [adjective]
The little boy was implacable when his parents left him alone with the babysitter.
The government faces implacable opposition on the issue of chemical waste.
989. implausible [adjective]
The drug manufacturer was fined for making implausible claims about its weight loss products.
990. implicit [adjective]
Although you never stated I could use your car, your permission was implicit when you handed me your car keys.
991. implode [verb]
The vacuum inside the tube caused it to implode when the external air pressure was increased.
When contracts for the new bridge were being negotiated, the American steel industry imploded.
992. importunate [adjective]
As soon as you become rich, you can expect to come into contact with many importunate people who will do nothing but demand things of you.
993. impotent [adjective]
When my husband was diagnosed with cancer, I felt impotent because I could not help him with his pain.
They were virtually impotent against the power of the large companies.
994. impoverish [verb]
The new law is likely to further impoverish single parents.
995. imprecation [noun]
The witch muttered an imprecation at the man who mistreated her.
996. impregnable [adjective]
Despite our squad's best efforts, we could not win the game against the impregnable team.
997. impromptu [adjective]
I’m not sure how many people will be able to attend the impromptu party.
998. impugn [verb]
The mayor leaked the political scandal to the media to impugn his opponent’s character.
999. impunity [noun]
Despite the heinous nature of the crimes they committed, the old men received impunity from the court because of their ages.
1000. impute [verb]
When my daughter received a failing grade in her math class, she attempted to impute her instructor’s teaching skills.
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1001. in lieu of
You can take a lump sum in lieu of any unused vacation entitlement.
1002. in no way
She added that she had in no way intended to offend anybody.
1003. inadvertent [adjective]
All authors need to be wary of inadvertent copying of other people's ideas.
1004. incarcerate [verb]
The police are going to incarcerate the man who keeps committing acts of violence.
1005. incarnadine [adjective]
I needed to find incarnadine tights so that it would appear the same color as my shirt.
1006. incarnate [verb]
The cardiotachometer can incarnate the function of one's heart, reflect the burthen in the training and resume after training.
The dark portrait seemed to incarnate all the evil the artist saw in the world.
1007. incendiary [adjective]
Although the investigation indicated the arsonist must have used some kind of incendiary device to start the fire, the police could find no traces of it.
1008. incense [verb]
The offensive article about racism is sure to incense many minority groups.
1009. inchoate [adjective]
Because our company just recently opened its doors, we are inchoate and are not offering all of our services yet.
Since the power went out in the building, the electrical service has been inchoate, leaving many floors without lights.
1010. incipient [adjective]
Because the incipient plan has no backup measure, there is no chance it will succeed.
The best way to stop the disease from spreading is by identifying it while it is incipient.
1011. incite [verb]
The ads were trying to incite public opinion against the government.
1012. incompetent [adjective]
The robber was so incompetent that he locked himself in the bank vault.
1013. incomprehensible [adjective]
After hearing to the incomprehensible rap, listeners were left wondering what the musician meant.
The ideas she espoused were incomprehensible to me.
1014. inconceivable [adjective]
It is inconceivable that the young boy walked twenty miles without shoes in freezing weather.
1015. incongruous [adjective]
How incongruous of a fat doctor telling me to lose weight!
The statement you gave yesterday is incongruous to a witness's statement.
1016. inconsequential [adjective]
Your objections are inconsequential and may be disregarded.
1017. incorporate [verb]
In order to provide a complete report, Henry and his staff incorporate the graphs and charts into the written text.
1018. inculcate [verb]
The goal is to inculcate in students a tolerance for people of other religions and races.
1019. inculpate [verb]
Evidence was used to inculpate the suspects and lead to their eventual conviction.
1020. incursion [noun]
When the troops made an incursion across the border, they ruined any chance for peace between the two countries.
The incursion of whiteflies into the area could damage crops.
1021. indebtedness [noun]
The company has reduced its indebtedness to $15 million.
1022. indecipherable [adjective]
The indecipherable letters on the scroll were written in a language that has been extinct for a thousand years.
1023. indefatigable [adjective]
The director of the hurricane evacuation shelter is an indefatigable woman who works almost eighteen hours every day.
1024. indemnify [verb]
Since he was driving drunk, the insurance company will not indemnify him from the property damage he caused.
1025. indeterminate [adjective]
An indeterminate number of workers have already been exposed to the danger.
1026. indictment [noun]
Based on the new evidence presented by the defense, the judge dismissed the indictment and released the accused.
1027. indifference [noun]
Some native speakers of a language show indifference to grammatical points.
1028. indigence [noun]
High medical costs are a significant cause of indigence for many of the elderly who are living in poverty.
1029. indoctrinate [verb]
The cult leader will indoctrinate his followers with his beliefs.
1030. indolent [adjective]
Jackson lost his job because he was an indolent employee who often slept at his desk.
1031. ineffectual [verb]
Once I realized the medicine was ineffectual, I stopped taking it.
1032. ineluctable [adjective]
The accident was the ineluctable consequence of carelessness.
1033. inept [adjective]
He was criticized for his inept handling of the problem.
1034. ineptitude [noun]
Because of his ineptitude, he lost his job.
1035. inert [adjective]
Since my wounded dog is inert, I have to lift him up and put him in the car.
1036. inestimable [adjective]
It’s impossible to define the inestimable role police officers play in keeping society safe.
1037. inexorable [adjective]
The public is enraged by the inexorable rise in gas prices.
1038. infallible [adjective]
While you may think you are infallible, you make mistakes just like everyone else!
The arrogant professor believed he was infallible on the subject of geology.
1039. infelicitous [adjective]
It is a little infelicitous that many children can not go to the swimming pools because of the sudden storm.
1040. infest [verb]
The barn was infested with rats.
1041. infinitesimal [adjective]
All living organisms produce electrical impulses on an infinitesimal scale.
1042. infirmity [noun]
He felt sorry for his uncle, feeling the alcoholism was a serious infirmity.
The doctor warned her that her physical infirmity would get worse if she did not mind her diet.
1043. inflict [verb]
Our troops will inflict hefty casualties on their foes.
1044. infraction [noun]
He was criticized for his infraction of the discipline.
1045. infringe [verb]
He occasionally infringes the law by parking near a junction.
1046. infuse [verb]
A union would infuse unnecessary conflict into the company's employee relations.
1047. ingenious [adjective]
Our captain’s ingenious plan would allow us to sneak around the enemy and capture the objective without a fight.
1048. ingenuity [noun]
When Jack fixed the jeep, his friends were impressed with his mechanical ingenuity.
1049. ingenuous [adjective]
Jessica’s ingenuous nature made her an easy target for the con man.
1050. ingrate [noun]
When you do not appreciate your gifts, you are being an ingrate.
After the singer refused to accept the award, she was called an ingrate by many of her peers.
1051. ingratiate [verb]
Since the new teacher failed to ingratiate herself with the students, she found it hard to maintain an orderly classroom.
1052. inherent [adjective]
The dark color of the table is an inherent trait of the wood from which it was made.
1053. inimical [adjective]
Although I attempt to avoid the school bully, he always goes out of his way to be inimical to me.
1054. iniquity [noun]
The writer reflects on human injustice and iniquity.
1055. injustice [noun]
The American Revolution started because of a perceived injustice in the taxes levied by England.
1056. innocuous [adjective]
His comments seemed perfectly innocuous.
Some mushrooms look innocuous but are in fact poisonous.
1057. innuendo [noun]
The top advertisers frequently use a form of innuendo to sell their products.
1058. inoffensive [adjective]
He seemed like a quiet, inoffensive sort of a guy.
1059. inopportune [adjective]
Since the economy is depressed, it is an inopportune period for the Fed to raise interest rates.
The phone’s inopportune ringing interrupted our conversation.
1060. inordinate [adjective]
I spend an inordinate amount of time selecting Christmas presents for my large family every year.
1061. inquest [noun]
The judge ordered an inquest after several family members requested the murder be investigated further.
1062. inquisition [noun]
The police subjected him to an inquisition that lasted two hours.
1063. inscrutable [adjective]
Because my boss normally had an inscrutable look on his face, I rarely knew what he was thinking.
1064. insensible [adjective]
She remained insensible of the dangers that lay ahead.
1065. insensitive [adjective]
Her husband tends to be insensitive, never caring much about her emotional needs.
1066. insidious [adjective]
After the police conducted their investigation, they realized the suspect had created an insidious scheme by which he tricked elderly people out of their medications.
1067. insinuate [verb]
During the debate, the senator tried to insinuate his opponent was not qualified for office.
1068. insipid [adjective]
The soup lacks the right seasoning and tastes insipid.
1069. insofar [adverb]
The warning signs on the road prevent accidents only insofar as people pay attention to them.
1070. insolent [adjective]
When the insolent young man yelled my name, I ignored him and walked towards my car.
1071. insouciant [adjective]
Because he is insouciant and not concerned about his retirement, he does not worry about saving money.
1072. instigate [verb]
Justine hoped to instigate Will and Gail's separation by spreading false rumors about Will’s late nights at work.
Hopefully, the red band campaign will instigate a greater awareness of cancer prevention.
1073. insulate [verb]
You can insulate a house against heat loss by having the windows double-glazed.
1074. insuperable [adjective]
No matter how hard the kitten tried, it could not face the insuperable challenge of climbing back down the tree.
The difficulties that confront us seem insuperable.
1075. insurmountable [adjective]
Even though the task of cleaning out the garage seemed insurmountable, she had the place spotless and ready for her new car by Monday.
1076. insurrection [noun]
During the insurrection, several convicts held a prison doctor hostage.
1077. intangible [adjective]
While emotions can be expressed, they are intangible because they cannot be physically touched.
1078. integrity [noun]
Because the politician was considered a man of integrity, most of the people voted for him in the last election.
1079. inter [verb]
We decided to inter my son’s dead bird near the apple tree.
1080. interdict [verb]
Because I failed most of my classes last term, my parents will probably interdict me from working this semester.
1081. interlocutor [noun]
After Lynn listened to her friends’ conversation for a while, she became an interlocutor and expressed her opinion.
The actor is a poor interlocutor who usually responds to media queries with one word responses.
1082. interlude [noun]
We exited the theater during the short interlude to purchase something to eat.
1083. internecine [adjective]
When the internecine war was over, both nations were left in ruins.
1084. interplay [noun]
Players on a sports team often realize the interplay of competition and cooperation due to the need for both at different times of the game.
Our personalities result from the complex interplay between our genes and our environment.
1085. interpolate [verb]
Since the author would often interpolate the stories of others by adding his own text, the critics did not view him as a real writer.
Today, many singers interpolate their own words and music into classic songs in order to create new tunes.
1086. interregnum [noun]
During the interregnum, the people worried that the incoming ruler would treat them differently than the previous king.
1087. intervention [noun]
Our nation’s intervention in another country’s war could pull us into the crisis.
1088. intestine [adjective]
Stomach and intestine problems are the most common issues that people currently face.
1089. intimate [adjective]
Because I am a private person, I do not like to share intimate details about my home life.
1090. intracellular [adjective]
Intracellular toxins affect the organelles and other substances inside of a cell.
1091. intractable [adjective]
Bringing up the sunken cruise ship is going to be an intractable task.
We are facing an intractable problem.
1092. intransigent [adjective]
Even though the divorce proceedings should be over, they are still dragging on because of the intransigent parties involved.
If the politicians do not change their intransigent attitudes, they will not pass any bills during this session.
1093. intrepid [adjective]
To be an astronaut, you must be an intrepid person who craves adventure and is not afraid of heights.
1094. introspective [adjective]
The introspective artist was always questioning his own painting skills.
1095. inundate [verb]
My boss is the type of person who likes to inundate others with projects.
If the dam breaks it will inundate large parts of the town.
1096. inure [verb]
Raising three dramatic daughters will inure you to temper tantrums.
1097. invective [noun]
The newspaper’s invective of the novel really made the author angry.
1098. inveigh [verb]
Because one politician chose to inveigh on the subject of immigration for an hour, the debate went on all afternoon.
1099. inveigle [verb]
Speechless I stood by as June was able to inveigle her way into the private club by flirting with the security guard.
Rick tried to inveigle his parents into giving him the money for buying a new car.
1100. investiture [noun]
The investiture of the new president will take place this evening.
1101. inveterate [adjective]
Inveterate smokers are going to have a hard time handling all of the new smoking laws that limit the places in which they can smoke.
1102. invidious [adjective]
The dictator’s invidious acts caused the people to rise up against him.
1103. invincible [adjective]
The teenager jumped off the building because he thought he was invincible and unable to get hurt.
The team proved it was not invincible when it lost the last game of the season.
1104. iota [noun]
If there is even one iota of doubt, the jury should not find the defendant guilty.
1105. irascible [adjective]
She's becoming more and more irascible as she grows older.
1106. irksome [adjective]
To avoid the irksome security lines at the airport, Rick has applied for a screening pass that will allow him to reach his gate more quickly.
1107. ironclad [adjective]
During the American Civil War, two ironclad ships fought each other without causing much damage due to the strong metal shield of the ships’ outer material.
1108. irradiate [verb]
His little face was irradiated by happiness.
1109. irreconcilable [adjective]
Deciding to go on vacation together seemed like a good idea, but they quickly realized that their ideas about budget limitations were irreconcilable.
1110. irrefutable [adjective]
The police arrested their suspect only after obtaining irrefutable proof he was the robber.
Genetic testing supports the scientist's theory that the link between the two species is irrefutable.
1111. irresolute [adjective]
That is probably a consequence of irresolute policy and too much bureaucracy.
1112. irrevocable [adjective]
Even though you are unhappy with your inheritance, the will is irrevocable and cannot be changed.
Once the president signs the treaty, it will be binding and irrevocable.
1113. isosceles [adjective]
The base angles of an isosceles triangle are equal.
1114. itinerant [adjective]
Jim loves the itinerant lifestyle of a musician because of the opportunities he has to travel from city to city.
1115. itinerary [noun]
Your itinerary includes a visit to Stonehenge.
1116. jaundice [noun]
Jealousy is the jaundice of the soul.
1117. jejune [adjective]
Although Evan behaved in a jejune manner at the dinner party, he actually teaches international customs at a school for diplomats.
1118. jeopardize [verb]
Do not jeopardize your good grade by failing to turn in your assignment.
1119. jettison [verb]
The captain was forced to jettison the cargo and make an emergency landing.
1120. jibe [verb]
The findings of the court did not jibe with the testimony of the witness.
1121. jingoism [noun]
The man’s jingoism led him to attempt to destroy a federal building as a show of loyalty for his own nation.
Patriotism can turn into jingoism and intolerance very quickly.
1122. jocose [adjective]
Robert is well known for his jocose disposition and always makes everyone around him laugh.
1123. jocular [adjective]
The jocular man is known for his funny punchlines.
1124. joust [verb]
The two teams are jousting for position at the top of the league.
1125. jovial [adjective]
Stories describe Santa Claus as a jovial man who gives toys to children.
1126. juggernaut [noun]
With the reveal of its best-selling innovation, the software company has become a juggernaut in the tech industry.
1127. junta [noun]
A military junta took control of the country.
1128. jurisprudence [noun]
Even in high school, Evan read a great deal on jurisprudence because he knew he wanted to become a lawyer.
1129. juror [noun]
The attorney for the defense challenged the juror.
1130. jut [verb]
The edge of the cliff seemed to jut out over the ocean and disappear into a blanket of clouds.
1131. juxtapose [verb]
The interior designer likes to juxtapose light furniture against dark floors to create a dramatic contrast.
1132. keep at bay
Ballista Towers provide the defenders with enough firepower to keep at bay.
1133. ken [noun]
Financial matters are beyond my ken.
1134. kindle [verb]
The mother hoped the prison inmate's speech would kindle her son to change his rebellious ways.
This wood is too wet to kindle.
1135. kindred [noun]
Most of his kindred still live in Ireland.
1136. kinetic [adjective]
A simple definition of kinetic energy is power in movement or motion.
1137. knell [noun]
Everyone took the company president’s resignation as the company’s knell of bankruptcy.
1138. kudos [noun]
Although the movie director received kudos from the critics, the public hated the film.
1139. labile [adjective]
Emotionally labile patients should not be given stimulants since they tend to cause moods to shift dramatically.
1140. laborious [adjective]
It may seem laborious when you just start exercising, but it gets easier over time.
1141. lace [verb]
She laced her coffee with brandy.
1142. lachrymose [adjective]
After her husband died, my aunt became a lachrymose woman who couldn’t stop crying.
I do not enjoy watching sad movies with my lachrymose wife because she is way too sensitive.
1143. lackadaisical [adjective]
After the surgery, I was lackadaisical for several days.
1144. lackey [noun]
The wealthy gent’s lackey toted his luggage all over the resort.
1145. lackluster [adjective]
Since she noticed that the response she was getting on the dating website was rather lackluster, Beth decided to spice up her profile and post a better photo.
The U.S. number-one tennis player gave a disappointingly lackluster performance.
1146. laconic [adjective]
During the laconic phone call, the divorcing spouses only said what was absolutely necessary.
To save valuable time, give me a laconic explanation of what happened.
1147. lambaste [verb]
Even with its success, harsh party leaders continued to lambaste the plan for healthcare reform.
1148. landlord [noun]
Beating on her delinquent tenant’s door, the landlord threatened to file a lawsuit if rent wasn’t paid.
The landlord gave notice of the termination of tenancy.
1149. languid [adjective]
He sat on the porch enjoying the delicious, languid warmth of a summer afternoon.
1150. larceny [noun]
After finding his computer was not where he left it, he accused his sister of larceny.
He was arrested on a charge of larceny.
1151. largess [noun]
Because of the millionaire’s largess, twenty underprivileged graduates now have college scholarships.
1152. lascivious [adjective]
After running naked through the field, he was arrested for lewd and lascivious behavior.
1153. lassitude [noun]
After the long race, Jack experienced a feeling of lassitude.
1154. latent [adjective]
The detective asked the lab technician to search the room for latent fingerprints.
1155. laud [verb]
The company decided to laud his outstanding contributions to the firm.
1156. laudable [adjective]
While Jason did not win the contest, his efforts were laudable enough to be mentioned by the judges.
1157. laudatory [adjective]
The laudatory announcement praised the team’s efforts during the championship game.
1158. laurel [noun]
She has rightly won laurels for this brilliantly perceptive first novel.
1159. lavish [adjective]
Every room in the five-star hotel was filled with lavish furnishings.
1160. lax [adjective]
The lax entry requirements let just about anyone in.
The lax security at the event allowed people to just slip in and out unnoticed.
1161. laxity [noun]
The prevalent laxity toward marriage causes the divorce rate to rise.
1162. leery [adjective]
The dog was leery of the man with the large stick.
1163. legerdemain [noun]
The psychic uses legerdemain to convince people that she is talking to their future.
1164. legitimacy [noun]
Terry doubted the legitimacy of his husband’s excuses since he lied to her in the past.
The lawyers expressed serious doubts about the legitimacy of military action.
1165. lethargic [adjective]
During the hottest days of summer, I felt so lethargic that all I wanted to do was drinking iced tea.
1166. levee [noun]
A levee was created out of dirt and sandbags to keep creeping river from flooding the fields.
1167. levity [noun]
Karen’s parents were serious people who did not appreciate her acts of levity during church service.
1168. levy [verb]
The Presidential candidate promised to levy a tax on foreign production in an effort to stimulate American manufacturing.
1169. liberal [adjective]
Although my grandfather has some liberal ideas, he still does not believe in the notion of female soldiers.
1170. liberate [verb]
Because the dogs were experiencing maltreatment, the compassionate man decided to liberate his neighbor’s animals.
1171. libertine [noun]
Because Warren is a drunken libertine, he often comes into work with a hangover.
1172. licentious [adjective]
It is assumed that pagan festivals once involved many licentious activities, including a number of sexual games.
1173. light-hearted [adjective]
It was a fairly light-hearted discussion.
1174. Lilliputian [adjective]
The Lilliputian trees looked like tiny bushes next to the tall redwoods.
1175. limelight [noun]
The celebrity never liked the limelight, so he kept his personal business to himself and out of the tabloids.
She's been in the limelight recently, following the release of her controversial new film.
1176. limn [verb]
The painter is known to limn pictures of his lovers on oil canvases.
1177. limpid [adjective]
Because the sky was not limpid, we could not see the stars.
1178. lineage [noun]
Our family was ecstatic to learn about our royal lineage and how we descend from kings and queens of antiquity.
She's very proud of her ancient royal lineage.
1179. lionize [verb]
The press began to lionize the celebrity enthusiastically.
1180. lissome [adjective]
The lissome figure skater moved effortlessly on the ice.
1181. listless [adjective]
The illness made me so listless that I rarely got out of bed.
1182. litany [noun]
When I listened to my mother’s litany of criticisms about the nursing home staff, I was shocked by some of her accusations.
1183. literati [noun]
He was underrated as a writer by the literati.
1184. lithe [adjective]
While Corinne has the lithe, agile body that would be perfect for gymnastics, she is too tall to manage some of the events.
1185. litigate [verb]
After not reaching an agreement, the two parties decided to go to court to litigate the settlement.
1186. litter [verb]
The sitting room was littered with books.
1187. littoral [adjective]
With water pollution on the rise, new training on clean-up measures were introduced to littoral areas in hopes that improvements would be made.
The littoral zone covers the region between high and low tide.
1188. livid [adjective]
The taxpayers are livid about the proposed tax hike.
1189. loath [adjective]
He is loath to get out of bed on cold mornings.
1190. lobby [verb]
Small businesses have lobbied hard for changes in the tax laws.
1191. lofty [adjective]
Although she has a lofty position as the vice-president of a billion dollar company, she still drives an economy car.
1192. long-winded [adjective]
The student’s long-winded response was much more lengthy than the teacher required.
1193. loquacious [adjective]
After drinking four beers, my normally quiet wife becomes quite loquacious.
1194. lord [noun]
The lord was in charge of ruling everyone in his district and used his power to his advantage.
1195. lounge [verb]
After complete exhaustion, Henry decided to lounge on the sofa for a few hours.
She often lounges on a beach after work.
1196. lubricious [adjective]
The other sun-bathers admired the woman’s gleaming and lubricious skin.
1197. lucid [adjective]
Because the medicine made Lisa drowsy, she was not very lucid.
She gave a clear and lucid account of her plans for the company's future.
1198. lucrative [adjective]
The wealthy businessman was constantly on the lookout for lucrative ventures that would help him become even wealthier.
1199. lucre [noun]
Hiding the lucre in many different accounts, the mobsters kept a watchful eye on their funds.
He was blinded by the lust of lucre.
1200. lugubrious [adjective]
In his first novel, the mysterious postman is the perfect example of a lugubrious character.
1201. lukewarm [adjective]
Disappointed by his lukewarm chicken wings, the diner requested hot ones from the kitchen.
Both actors gave fairly lukewarm performances.
1202. lullaby [noun]
The infant’s mother sang her Hush Little Baby every night, so it quickly became the child’s favorite lullaby.
1203. lumber [verb]
In the distance, we could see a herd of elephants lumbering across the plain.
1204. luminary [noun]
Because Dr. Swanson is a luminary in the medical profession, he recently had a surgical procedure named after him.
1205. luminous [adjective]
The movie editor used the computer program to give the actress the luminous appearance of an angel.
1206. lurid [adjective]
Because the testimony in the courtroom was lurid, the judge asked the defendant’s small children to remain outside in the hallway.
1207. lurk [verb]
Hungry lions lurk in the tall grass and wait for unsuspecting gazelles to cross their path.
1208. lustrous [adjective]
Her lustrous eyes shined brightly under the glow of the full moon.
1209. macabre [adjective]
Police have made a macabre discovery.
1210. Machiavellian [adjective]
My supervisor is very sneaky and has been known to exhibit Machiavellian behavior in order to move up in the company.
1211. machination [noun]
Fortunately, law enforcement stepped in before the crazed man could put his machination into action.
1212. maelstrom [noun]
The country is gradually being sucked into the maelstrom of civil war.
1213. magnanimous [adjective]
The team's manager was magnanimous in victory, and praised the losing team.
1214. magnate [noun]
Due to his status as a political magnate, many people were eager to vote for him in the next election.
1215. magnum opus
The author had written many books but didn’t release his magnum opus, Charlotte’s Web, until 1952.
1216. maize [noun]
The villagers cultivate mostly maize and beans.
1217. maladjusted [adjective]
The maladjusted teenager suffers from depression and has a hard time socializing with his classmates.
1218. maladroit [adjective]
The nervous boy was maladroit and stuttered over his words as he invited the girl to the dance.
1219. malady [noun]
After the surgery, my physical malady should not bother me anymore.
1220. malediction [noun]
The witch’s malediction made the young princess fall into a deep sleep.
1221. malevolent [adjective]
I could feel his malevolent gaze as I walked away.
1222. malicious [adjective]
She was hurt by malicious comments made about her on Facebook.
1223. malign [adjective]
Foreign domination had a malign influence on local politics.
1224. malinger [verb]
The lazy student tried to malinger when it was time to work on his essay.
1225. malleable [adjective]
When my uncle drinks a great deal, he is always quite malleable to suggestions.
The most successful commercials are the ones which take advantage of the human mind’s ability to be malleable.
1226. mammalian [adjective]
The disease can spread from one mammalian species to another.
1227. manacle [verb]
His arm was manacled to a ring on the wall.
1228. manifest [adjective]
The love on Amy’s face was manifest and obvious to everyone.
His manifest joy in music is evident as soon as he starts to speak.
1229. manipulate [verb]
Some businesses manipulate their company profile by deleting negative reviews.
1230. mannered [adjective]
Hickstone gave a very mannered performance in the lead role.
He continued to write, but his mannered prose was not well received.
1231. manumit [verb]
It was possible for a person to be given a legacy on the understanding that he would manumit a slave.
The terrible history of slavery includes stories of owners who might manumit a slave as a reward for serving in their stead in the Revolutionary War.
1232. mar [verb]
You will mar the cake if you keep putting your fingers in the icing.
Water will mar the finish of polished wood.
1233. marginal [adjective]
Because the difference in the paint colors is marginal, no one can tell Ann painted her kitchen using two dissimilar hues.
1234. marginalize [verb]
We've always been marginalized, exploited, and constantly threatened by the ruthless leader.
1235. martial [adjective]
Even in his later years, my grandfather retained the martial posture that carried him through thirty-five years in the navy.
1236. martinet [noun]
As a colonel in the army, John is a martinet who believes discipline is the only path to success.
1237. martyr [noun]
Joan became a martyr after she lost her life in the fight again religious persecution.
1238. mastery [noun]
Man’s mastery over nature in our world allows us to achieve many things, but even so we can never outmatch nature’s raw power.
My mother has earned her mastery in nursing through several years of school that required a lot of study and effort on her part.
1239. maudlin [adjective]
The girl’s performance was so maudlin that people started to boo her off the stage.
I could not enjoy the movie because it was so maudlin that it came across as incredibly foolish.
1240. maverick [noun]
She has established a reputation as a maverick.
1241. maxim [noun]
My grandmother had a wise maxim to help me get through all of my teenage crises.
1242. mayhem [noun]
During the busy holiday season, most of the stores seem to be in a constant state of mayhem.
Their arrival caused mayhem as crowds of refugees rushed towards them.
1243. meager [adjective]
Because you only earn a meager salary, you should be very careful about your spending.
The prisoners existed on a meager diet.
1244. meddlesome [adjective]
Meddlesome men spent their morning drinking coffee and discussing their neighbors business.
1245. mediator [noun]
A mediator was needed to help the divorcing couple come to an agreement.
1246. megalomania [noun]
The singer’s megalomania has turned her into an arrogant woman who is disliked by everyone who truly knows her.
1247. mélange [noun]
The buffet had a mélange of food from various cultures.
1248. mellifluous [adjective]
The actor has a mellifluous voice that could lull anyone into a deep sleep.
1249. melodramatic [adjective]
For the practical viewer, the soap opera was way too melodramatic.
1250. menace [verb]
The hurricane menaced the eastern coast for a week.
1251. mendacious [adjective]
Chuck is mendacious about his vegetarianism because he eats chicken.
Some of these statements are misleading and some are downright mendacious.
1252. mendicant [noun]
The mendicant hoped pedestrians would drop money in his bucket.
1253. mercenary [adjective]
He had some mercenary scheme to marry a wealthy widow.
1254. mercurial [adjective]
Because Mary is taking a new medication, her moods have become quite mercurial.
1255. meretricious [adjective]
He claims that a lot of journalism is meretricious and superficial.
1256. mesmerize [verb]
Because Jennifer was mesmerized by the author’s writing style, she purchased all of his books.
1257. messianic [adjective]
He announced the imminent arrival of a messianic leader.
1258. metamorphosis [noun]
During this particular metamorphosis, the caterpillar becomes a butterfly.
1259. metaphor [noun]
The walking dictionary is a fitting metaphor used to describe the spelling bee champion.
1260. metaphysical [adjective]
A lot of scientists don't like discussing metaphysical matters.
1261. metastasize [verb]
The idea of revolution began to metastasize and spread from Moscow to the impoverished Russian countryside.
1262. meticulous [adjective]
Because Haley is a meticulous cleaner, every inch of her house is spotless.
This accounting job requires a meticulous person.
1263. mettle [noun]
Maxwell joined several boards of directors in order to prove his mettle as a community leader.
1264. mettlesome [adjective]
The actor was considered a mettlesome dramatic performer.
1265. microcosm [noun]
The airport sometimes seems likes a microcosm of the globe with people arriving and leaving from all over the world.
1266. milieu [noun]
Because my father grew up in a military milieu, he knew he wanted to join the armed forces when he graduated from high school.
1267. militate [verb]
In business, the demand will usually militate the product’s price.
1268. mimetic [adjective]
Art is a mimetic representation of reality.
1269. minatory [adjective]
The hate group left a minatory threat in the form of a burning cross on the couple’s lawn.
My boss’s minatory emails always seemed to be a mix of threatening and intimidating.
1270. minuscule [adjective]
Many fast food workers are quitting their jobs because of minuscule salaries.
1271. minutiae [noun]
The students ignored their teacher as she told them minutiae about her boring life.
1272. miraculous [adjective]
Her miraculous recovery surprised the hospital staff.
1273. mire [noun]
We must not be drawn into the mire of civil war.
1274. mirth [noun]
Her impersonations of our teachers were a source of considerable mirth.
1275. misanthrope [noun]
The old man was a misanthrope who surrounded his entire yard with barbed wire to keep his neighbors at bay.
1276. miscellany [noun]
The library contained a miscellany of various types of books including both nonfiction and fictional titles.
1277. miscreant [noun]
The miscreant will not be able to get out of jail without the assistance of a good attorney.
1278. mishmash [noun]
The magazine is a jumbled mishmash of jokes, stories, and serious news.
1279. misnomer [noun]
Dry cleaning is a misnomer, since the clothes are cleaned in a fluid.
1280. misogyny [adjective]
She left the Church because of its misogynist teachings on women and their position in society.
1281. missive [noun]
The school secretary has placed a missive regarding new evacuation procedures in all staff mailboxes.
1282. mistress [noun]
I'll inform the mistress of your arrival.
1283. mitigate [verb]
The doctor gave me a prescription to mitigate the pain.
1284. mnemonic [noun]
Our math professor taught us a simple mnemonic for remembering how to complete the equation.
1285. mock [verb]
She made fun of him by mocking his limp.
1286. modicum [noun]
There's not even a modicum of truth in her statement.
1287. modish [adjective]
The contemporary art lover prefers modish pieces over traditional pieces from the past.
1288. mollify [verb]
I am hoping the hot tea and crackers will mollify my husband and help him relax.
1289. molt [verb]
With dead shreds of skin lying around the cage, it was apparent that the lizard did molt his skin.
1290. molten [adjective]
Molten lava erupted from the top of the volcano.
1291. monastic [adjective]
For the new monks who had recently joined the monastery, the monastic lifestyle was quite shocking.
1292. monger [noun]
The greedy monger raised the price of bread and milk during the blizzard.
1293. moot [adjective]
Federal legislation will override the states’ concerns and make them moot.
1294. moralize [verb]
The humorous storyteller tried not to moralize and rarely told stories that had a deeper meaning.
1295. morbid [adjective]
The morbid pictures of the victim should never have been put on the front page of the newspaper.
1296. mordant [adjective]
The mordant mother often used harsh words that made her son cry.
1297. moribund [adjective]
The figures show a moribund remortgage market.
1298. morose [adjective]
After their team lost the basketball game, the disappointed fans looked morose.
1299. mortal [noun]
All human beings are mortal.
1300. mortgage [noun]
The newly married couple checked the rates on the mortgage to determine how much they would have to pay for their dream home.
1301. mortify [verb]
If my mother picks me up from school in her pajamas, she will mortify me in front of my friends.
1302. motif [noun]
The motif of betrayal is crucial in all these stories.
1303. motley [adjective]
The motley protestors outside city hall included people of all races and socioeconomic classes.
1304. multifarious [adjective]
Coming from a small town of only four hundred residents, Jonas was shocked by the millions of people who made up the multifarious population of the big city.
1305. mundane [adjective]
The restaurant should replace the dull and mundane dishes to spice up their menu.
1306. munificence [noun]
I thanked them for their munificence.
1307. munificent [adjective]
The wealthy actor always gives the members of his staff munificent appreciation gifts.
1308. munition [noun]
Although they were out of munitions and firepower, the relentless troop refused to retreat.
1309. murderous [adjective]
I couldn't withstand the murderous heat.
1310. murky [adjective]
The frightened little boy refused to walk with his friends through the murky forest.
1311. muse [verb]
I began to muse about the possibility of starting my own business.
1312. mutation [noun]
A new vaccination had to be created for a mutation of the antigen.
1313. mutiny [noun]
Because the mutiny failed, the tyrant is still in power.
1314. myopic [adjective]
If you only question one race of people in your survey, your responses will be myopic.
Their myopic refusal to act now will undoubtedly cause problems in the future.
1315. myriad [adjective]
Kelly and Clint discuss myriad topics on their talk show.
1316. mythical [adjective]
The mythical creature had the head of a man and the body of a horse in the story.
1317. nadir [noun]
Even though we thought we had reached our nadir and would fail to meet the project deadline, we were still able to complete the work on time.
The defeat was the nadir of her career.
1318. nanny [noun]
They have a male nanny for their kids.
1319. nascent [adjective]
Everyone in this nascent business is still struggling with basic issues.
1320. natty [adjective]
He's always been a natty dresser.
1321. naysayer [noun]
He ignored the naysayers and persevered.
1322. nebulous [adjective]
Scientists are not certain why nebulous gas balls rotate around the planet.
1323. necromancy [noun]
It seems that some people still believe in necromancy.
1324. nefarious [adjective]
The company's CEO seems to have been involved in some nefarious practices.
1325. negate [verb]
The increase in our profits has been negated by the rising costs of running the business.
1326. neologism [noun]
The neologism became so popular that it was added to most dictionaries.
1327. neophyte [noun]
Because I have very little computer experience, I am a neophyte when it comes to working with most software programs.
1328. nettle [verb]
My brother will often nettle me by reading my diary.
1329. nexus [noun]
The school cafeteria is the nexus of student activity.
1330. noble [adjective]
According to legend, only a truly noble man could pull the magic sword from the stone.
His followers believe they are fighting for a noble cause.
1331. nobleman [noun]
The wealthy nobleman has never worked a day in his life.
1332. noisome [adjective]
The dog’s noisome odor is making me physically ill.
1333. nominal [adjective]
The court gave me a nominal award that did not cover the cost of my car repairs.
1334. nonchalant [adjective]
The rich man was very nonchalant about wrecking his car.
1335. nonplus [verb]
The aggressive questioning at the job interview nonplussed the applicant.
1336. nontrivial [adjective]
In contrast to previous theoretical work, our model economy includes a nontrivial role for external finance in the financial development process.
1337. normative [adjective]
His basic attitude toward language is highly normative.
1338. nostrum [noun]
Although my sister is not a doctor, she is always quick to suggest a nostrum to her friends.
1339. notoriety [noun]
The notoriety of violence in the downtown area keeps many tourists from visiting that part of the city.
1340. notwithstanding [adverb]
Notwithstanding his injured knee, the football player made two touchdowns.
1341. nourish [verb]
The kindergartners were told they needed to nourish their plant seeds with water and sunlight.
1342. novice [noun]
I’m just a novice at making videos.
1343. noxious [adjective]
Besides being annoying, the mosquito is a noxious insect that can carry and transmit a number of potentially fatal diseases.
1344. nugatory [adjective]
Jim’s nugatory comments contributed nothing to the class discussion.
1345. nuisance [noun]
Until Jill planted a vegetable garden, she never knew a raccoon could be such a nuisance.
1346. obdurate [adjective]
The president remains obdurate on immigration.
1347. obfuscate [verb]
The loan contract was filled with legal words meant to obfuscate trusting borrowers.
She was criticized for using arguments that obfuscated the main issue.
1348. oblique [adjective]
To avoid worrying his wife, the man made an oblique statement about the seriousness of his medical condition.
1349. obliterate [verb]
The dictator’s army is going to obliterate the rebel’s small village in less than five minutes.
1350. obloquy [noun]
His controversial essays have brought him much obloquy.
1351. obscure [adjective]
The obscure writer was not known in the literary community.
1352. obscurity [noun]
The teen heartthrob came out of obscurity and became one of the most famous entertainers in the world.
1353. obsequious [adjective]
The princess had obsequious servants who showered her with attention.
She is almost embarrassingly obsequious to anyone in authority.
1354. obsess [verb]
She used to obsess about her weight.
1355. obsolescence [noun]
Older versions had passed into obsolescence and a new version was already on the market.
1356. obsolete [adjective]
Many people believe the Internet has made the postal service obsolete.
1357. obstinate [adjective]
Everyone described my grandfather as the most obstinate man alive.
1358. obstreperous [adjective]
Because my nephew is obstreperous, he often gets in trouble at school.
1359. obtuse [adjective]
The obtuse young man had a hard time understanding the simple instructions.
1360. obviate [verb]
We replaced the old mechanisms because we wanted to obviate any nervousness about potential breakdown.
1361. occlude [verb]
It is quite dangerous when blood clots occlude the flow of oxygen in the human body.
1362. oddity [noun]
I was puzzled by the oddity of her behaviour.
1363. odious [adjective]
Because Mark had an odious personality, he had very few friends.
You must clean the kitchen regularly to avoid having an odious smell in your home.
1364. odyssey [noun]
My twenty-year odyssey in the army allowed me to visit eighteen countries.
1365. officious [adjective]
He's an officious little man and widely disliked in the company.
1366. olfactory [adjective]
The hound dog used his olfactory sense to locate the missing girl.
1367. oligarchy [noun]
In our small religious community, the major decisions of the town are made by the oligarchy, which is composed of six wise men.
1368. ominous [adjective]
Because of the ominous music, we knew something bad was about to happen in the movie.
1369. omission [noun]
The omission of my name from the Honor Roll List made me regret the fact I had played around all semester.
1370. omnipotent [adjective]
My teenager daughter likes to believe that she is omnipotent in our household.
1371. omnipresent [adjective]
The soccer coach described his star player as being omnipresent, all over the field at once.
1372. onerous [adjective]
Taking care of the puppy is an onerous task.
1373. onomatopoeia [noun]
My class assignment involves writing a poem that contains onomatopoeia, a word that sounds exactly like its pronunciation.
1374. opaque [adjective]
Because my privacy is important to me, I have opaque blinds on all my windows.
1375. opine [verb]
Rather than disagree with my husband in public, I waited until we got home to opine my thoughts on the subject.
1376. opportunistic [adjective]
The opportunistic couple tried to take advantage of the elderly man, convincing him to sign over his home.
1377. oppress [verb]
Throughout history, racist groups have tried to oppress minorities by way of force and fear.
1378. opprobrium [noun]
International opprobrium has been heaped on the country following its attack on its neighbours.
1379. opulent [adjective]
The couple spent over eighty thousand dollars on opulent kitchen appliances.
1380. ornithology [noun]
It is essential that we continue to maintain our knowledge of ornithology, and that sort of activity is necessary at times.
1381. orotund [adjective]
Because the politician made an orotund speech about his wealthy upbringing, he lost favor with the middle class voters.
1382. ossify [verb]
The bones are delicate and feebly ossified.
1383. ostensible [adjective]
Their ostensible goal was to clean up government corruption, but their real aim was to unseat the government.
1384. ostentatious [adjective]
Even though Larry has a gigantic art collection, he does not present it in an ostentatious manner to everyone who enters his home.
1385. ostracize [verb]
The board directors ostracized him after he criticized the company in public.
1386. outlaw [verb]
The new law will outlaw smoking in public places.
1387. outlay [noun]
For a relatively small outlay, you can start a home hairdressing business.
1388. outmoded [adjective]
Propeller aircraft were swiftly outmoded by jet aircraft after the 70s.
1389. outright [adjective]
We wanted an outright record of what everyone said.
1390. outsmart [verb]
In the story, the cunning fox outsmarts the hunters.
1391. outstrip [verb]
Even though the marathon runner was a senior citizen, he could outstrip the young 20-year old due to his experience in running.
1392. overarching [adjective]
The boss set some overarching goals for his employees that they must work on immediately in addition to a few minor goals to do in their spare time.
1393. overshadow [verb]
My happiness was overshadowed by the bad news.
1394. overt [adjective]
In some countries, racial prejudice is overt and not disguised in the least.
1395. overweening [adjective]
Ever since Jim won the contest, he has been overweening and acting as though he is the smartest kid on earth.
1396. overwrought [adjective]
When she was not awarded a scholarship, the student became overwrought.
1397. paean [noun]
After losing the game, the team was disappointed not to sing their victory paean.
1398. pagan [adjective]
The missionary wanted to share his religion with every pagan he encountered.
1399. painstaking [adjective]
He was described by his colleagues as a painstaking journalist.
1400. palatable [adjective]
While the wine will never win any awards, it is palatable for a dinner of meatloaf and potatoes.
1401. palatial [adjective]
The rich family lived in a palatial apartment.
1402. paleontology [noun]
Students with an interest in fossils should consider paleontology as a college major.
1403. palliate [verb]
After surgery, Greg received large does of medications to palliate his suffering.
1404. pallid [adjective]
Next to his tanned face, hers seemed pallid and unhealthy.
1405. pan [verb]
The movie was panned by the critics.
1406. panacea [noun]
Unfortunately there is no panacea that will make cancer instantly vanish from your body.
Technology is not a panacea for all our problems.
1407. panache [noun]
Because the band played with such panache, everyone in the audience had a great time.
1408. pander [verb]
Part of the hotel concierge’s job is to pander the guests in the presidential suite.
1409. panegyric [noun]
After the princess died a popular singer wrote a panegyric to honor her life.
1410. panoply [noun]
The designer’s exciting panoply of dresses won over the fashion critics.
1411. pantheon [noun]
As part of their course, the mythology students visited the pantheon in the ancient city.
1412. parable [noun]
The play is a parable that teaches the students a lesson about the importance of being kind.
1413. paradigm [noun]
She is considered a paradigm of virtue by everyone in the church.
1414. paragon [noun]
As a paragon of purity, a nun would never dress inappropriately.
1415. paralyze [verb]
A broken vertebra in her neck threatened to sever her spinal cord and paralyze her from moving.
Commuter traffic paralyzes the city’s roads every morning.
1416. paramount [adjective]
Everybody agrees that education is the paramount issue.
1417. pardon [verb]
Large numbers of political prisoners have been pardoned and released by the new president.
1418. pare [verb]
In order to make my small apartment more comfortable, I had to pare down my possessions to only a few small pieces of furniture.
1419. parley [noun]
The end result of the parley between the two world leaders was a productive trade agreement.
1420. parlous [adjective]
Because of the storm, it was parlous for the children to leave school.
1421. parochial [adjective]
His view of life is parochial and does not include anything outside of his own happiness.
1422. parry [verb]
She put on her sunglasses to parry his probing eyes.
1423. parsimonious [adjective]
The parsimonious old man always bought used clothes to save money.
1424. part and parcel
Keeping the accounts is part and parcel of my job.
1425. partiality [noun]
The judges have been heavily criticized for their partiality in the whole affair.
1426. partisan [adjective]
Because of your partisan views, you are unwilling to look at other options.
1427. pastiche [noun]
The mix of country, pop, and soul music made the album a fascinating pastiche of sounds.
1428. pastime [noun]
After Mr. Frank retired from his office job, his pastime included golfing, reading and traveling.
1429. pastoral [adjective]
When I looked at the artist’s pastoral paintings, I could clearly see the fields and trees in which he played as a child.
1430. pasture [noun]
The farmer rarely needed to mow his pasture due to his cows always grazing the grass and keeping it short.
1431. pathetic [adjective]
I think it’s pathetic that only half of the eligible voters tend to vote.
1432. pathogen [noun]
Scientists are working to create a drug that will kill the infectious pathogen.
1433. pathology [noun]
He earned a master's degree in plant pathology from the University of Wisconsin.
1434. patois [noun]
Even though the two men were from the same country, the patois of one of the men made it difficult for them to communicate with each other.
1435. patriarch [noun]
In my house, my father is the patriarch of the family.
1436. patrician [noun]
She is descended from a long line of patricians.
1437. patron [noun]
I have a regular patron who eats meatloaf at the same time every Monday.
1438. paucity [noun]
Because of the paucity of our oil supply, we need to seek out other fuel resources.
1439. peasant [noun]
In church, the starving peasants used to pray for food and mercy.
1440. peccadillo [noun]
Unless you’re perfect, you should never complain about a peccadillo of someone else.
1441. pecuniary [adjective]
The politician says his budget proposal will help eliminate the pecuniary inequality between the poor and the rich by increasing the taxes paid by those in the higher income bracket.
1442. pedagogy [noun]
If pedagogy doesn’t keep pace with technology, today’s students will be woefully unprepared for the real world.
1443. pedantic [adjective]
He is sometimes so pedantic in writing the perfect paper that he forgets to properly manage his time.
1444. pedantry [noun]
There was a hint of pedantry in his elegant style of speaking.
1445. peddle [verb]
In order to peddle his wares, the young man went door to door describing each product as best as he could.
1446. peer [noun]
Getting help from a peer is easier than asking a teacher.
1447. pejorative [adjective]
While the detective was supposed to be neutral, he described the suspect in a pejorative manner.
1448. pellucid [adjective]
The contract was pellucid and left no confusion about each party’s responsibilities.
1449. penchant [noun]
At an early age, my annoying brother seemed to have a penchant for getting into trouble.
1450. penitent [adjective]
The penitent sinner asked for forgiveness during his confessional.
1451. penitential [adjective]
The word also had a penitential meaning.
1452. penumbra [noun]
In a lunar eclipse, the outer shadow or penumbra is a zone where Earth blocks a portion of the sun's rays.
1453. penury [noun]
Because my family grew up in penury, I know the true value of a dollar.
1454. per se [adverb]
Research shows that it is not divorce per se that harms children, but the continuing conflict between parents.
1455. peregrinate [verb]
People who peregrinate are constantly on the move, traveling from one location to another.
1456. peremptory [adjective]
Because Jack did not like following orders, he found it difficult to listen to his teacher’s peremptory instructions.
1457. perennial [adjective]
I thought that perennial plants were supposed to grow from year to year, but I’ve had to plant new seedlings of this flower every spring.
1458. perfidious [adjective]
She described the new criminal bill as a perfidious attack on democracy.
1459. perfidy [noun]
Because my husband’s perfidy hurt me terribly, I served him with divorce papers.
For his opponents, it was proof of his evil genius and perfidy.
1460. perfunctory [adjective]
The beauty queen waved so often that her greeting was simply perfunctory.
1461. perigee [noun]
Because the moon is at its closest to the earth during perigee, the gravitational pull is stronger and tides increase.
1462. peril [noun]
To avoid peril, Helen should leave her house before the hurricane gets any closer to shore.
1463. peripatetic [adjective]
Rather than limit myself to one destination, I like to take a more peripatetic vacation where I move around from place to place.
1464. periphery [noun]
If the tennis ball touches or goes pass the periphery of the white line, a point will be given to the recipient of the serve.
1465. permeable [adjective]
The permeable material allowed a large amount of water to seep through.
1466. permeate [verb]
Dissatisfaction with the government seems to have permeated every section of society.
1467. permissive [adjective]
It's a very permissive school where the children are allowed to do whatever they want.
1468. pernicious [adjective]
The pernicious cycle of abuse within their family must be stopped.
1469. perpetrate [verb]
I can’t believe my best friend would perpetrate such an act of betrayal.
1470. perpetuity [noun]
Wildlife areas have to be maintained in perpetuity.
1471. perplex [verb]
According to the book reviewer, the author’s puzzling writing style will perplex many readers.
1472. perseverance [noun]
Although it took effort and perseverance, the student was able to make it through medical school for six years.
1473. personable [adjective]
The personable flight attendant went out of her way to make me feel at ease on my first flight.
1474. personage [noun]
Forms of address and titles for important personages can be found in reference books.
1475. perspicacious [adjective]
Even though the judge was normally a perspicacious woman, she found it hard to not be affected by the guilty man’s plea.
1476. pertinent [adjective]
To ensure a prompt reply, please include all pertinent details in your email.
1477. perturb [verb]
The troublesome lad does everything he can to perturb the girl sitting in front of him.
Loud music tends to perturb my elderly grandparents.
1478. peruse [verb]
Peruse the manual to set up your television.
He opened a newspaper and began to peruse the personal ads.
1479. pervade [verb]
The awful smell from the sewage plant seemed to pervade throughout our house.
1480. petty [adjective]
The officer did not arrest the teen for the petty crime.
1481. petulant [adjective]
He was a petulant child who was aggravated by the smallest things.
1482. phalanx [noun]
Bodyguards formed a solid phalanx around the singer so that photographers couldn't get close.
1483. philistine [noun]
He is a philistine who unknowingly sold a vase valued at over a hundred thousand dollars for twenty bucks.
1484. phlegmatic [adjective]
The minister of my church is a phlegmatic man who never seems to get upset about anything.
1485. physiognomy [noun]
Looking at Jake’s physiognomy, it was impossible to ignore the stress lines that told the story of his hard life.
The skeptical scientist did not believe the art of physiognomy was an accurate way to judge a person’s character.
1486. piecemeal [adjective]
Building the pyramids took years because of the extensive efforts and piecemeal progress.
1487. piety [noun]
The millionaire’s act of piety was a huge donation that allowed the church to build homes for five needy families.
1488. pillory [noun]
During the middle ages, thieves were often locked in a pillory in the town square where they would suffer public humiliation.
1489. pine [verb]
Although he could not say anything, he ws actually worrying and pining in his heart.
1490. pious [adjective]
In his biography, the actor claimed to be a pious man who lived his life according to his religious beliefs.
1491. piquant [adjective]
It was a superb script and a piquant production.
1492. pique [verb]
The mysterious stain on the church wall is sure to pique the curiosity of a number of religious fanatics.
1493. pirate [verb]
Many people pirate games and music from the internet by downloading them illegally and free of charge.
1494. pith [noun]
That was the pith of his argument.
1495. pithy [adjective]
The title of your book should be pithy and unforgettable.
1496. pity [noun]
The judge showed no pity to the teenagers who had repeatedly vandalized the school.
1497. pivotal [adjective]
She played a pivotal role in the civil rights movement.
1498. placate [verb]
I tried to placate the sad little boy by giving him a cookie.
1499. placid [adjective]
Even when the emergency room was packed with patients, the staff remained placid and calmly did their duties.
1500. plaintive [adjective]
The plaintive hymn in church brought tears to my eyes.
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1501. plasticity [noun]
The neurosurgeon explained that blain plasticity refers to the brain's ability to change and grow over time.
1502. platitude [noun]
The politician ended his speech with a platitude about every man’s right to vote.
1503. plaudit [noun]
The quality of his photography earned him plaudits from the experts.
1504. plausible [adjective]
When Jason forgot to do his homework, he tried to come up with a plausible excuse his teacher would believe.
1505. plea [noun]
He made a plea for help.
1506. plebeian [noun]
The millionaire called the hotel a plebeian accommodation because it did not offer room service.
1507. plethora [noun]
The plethora of regulations is both contradictory and confusing.
1508. pliant [adjective]
These toys are made of pliant rubber, so they won't break.
1509. plod [verb]
We plodded through the mud.
1510. plucky [adjective]
The plucky preschooler stood up to the bully who was taking his friend’s lunch.
1511. plumb [verb]
Researchers plumb oceans for biological insights.
1512. plummet [verb]
When the housing bubble burst, many people saw their property values plummet.
1513. plunder [verb]
During the protest riots, angry citizens began to plunder goods from closed stores.
1514. plutocracy [noun]
Ancient Greece was once a plutocracy, but its wealthiest residents no longer regulate the country.
1515. poignant [adjective]
Because the poignant movie reminded me of my painful childhood, it made me cry.
1516. polarity [noun]
The film is based on the polarity of the two main characters.
1517. polemic [noun]
The political candidate posted a polemic on his blog that mocked his rival’s lack of community service.
1518. politic [adjective]
When the fight began, he thought it politic to leave.
1519. polyglot [noun]
Because my sister is a polyglot, she was hired as a language translator for the United Nations.
1520. populace [noun]
The populace became angry when the government failed to lower taxes.
1521. populism [noun]
The basis of populism is the belief that giving power to the people will protect individuals from exploitation.
1522. porous [adjective]
Porous polymer membranes have a thin layer of semi-permeable material that is used for solute separation as transmembrane pressure is applied across the membrane.
1523. poseur [noun]
Security was shocked that a poseur was able to sneak into the VIP room.
1524. posit [verb]
Since no other venue is available, I will posit my condominium as a place for the company holiday party.
1525. posthumous [adjective]
He received a posthumous award for bravery.
1526. postulate [verb]
It was the Greek astronomer who postulated that the earth was at the center of the universe.
1527. pounce [verb]
The cat sat in the tree ready to pounce on the ducks below.
1528. practitioner [noun]
She was a medical practitioner before she entered politics.
1529. pragmatic [adjective]
The scientist had a pragmatic approach to dealing with the water crisis.
1530. prate [verb]
Even when the intoxicated woman was placed in the police car, she continued to prate until one of the officers yelled for her to be silent.
1531. prattle [verb]
At every party, there is always one lady who has to prattle on about her cute kids.
1532. preamble [noun]
At the start, the article’s preamble informs readers about the topics the author will discuss during his interview.
1533. precarious [adjective]
Many borrowers now find themselves caught in a precarious financial position.
1534. precept [noun]
Lawyers are supposed to follow a strict precept of ethics.
1535. precipitate [verb]
Fear of losing her job precipitated her into action.
1536. precis [noun]
The newspaper printed a subjective precis of the damning report.
1537. precocious [adjective]
I was a precocious child who at the age of four was already discussing the daily news with my parents.
1538. precursor [noun]
My itching is the precursor of the severe allergic reaction I will soon experience.
Biological research has often been a precursor to medical breakthroughs.
1539. predicament [noun]
Because I do not want to end up in a financial predicament, I pay my bills regularly.
1540. predilection [noun]
Although she loves all types of music, she has a predilection for country tunes.
1541. predisposition [noun]
She has an annoying predisposition to find fault.
1542. preferential [adjective]
Bank employees usually get preferential rates of interest.
1543. prehensile [adjective]
A large opossum used its prehensile tail to gather and carry nesting materials.
1544. premeditate [verb]
The assault was premeditated and particularly brutal.
1545. premonition [noun]
Before the accident, he had a premonition something bad was going to happen.
1546. preordain [verb]
Some people believe that fate has been preordained whether they will be happy or not.
1547. preposterous [adjective]
The new laws are preposterous and will not solve the real crime issue.
1548. presage [verb]
Higher fuel prices will presage an increase in airfares.
1549. prescience [noun]
Because Janet was amazed by the psychic’s prescience, she visited him on a regular basis.
1550. prescient [adjective]
The psychic's predictions were uncannily prescient and ended up proving true a few weeks later.
1551. presumptuous [adjective]
It would be presumptuous of me to comment on the matter.
1552. pretension [noun]
The Chronicle has pretensions to being a serious newspaper.
1553. pretentious [adjective]
Even though Jake was a millionaire, he avoided hanging out with pretentious people who liked to flaunt their wealth.
1554. preternatural [adjective]
Anger gave me preternatural strength, and I managed to force the door open.
1555. prevalence [noun]
The prevalence of diabetes and obesity in adults continues to rise as junk food portion sizes get bigger and bigger.
1556. prevaricate [verb]
Even after she had been sworn in for her testimony, the witness continued to prevaricate about her relationship with the defendant.
1557. priggish [adjective]
After working for a priggish boss who was never satisfied with my work, I decided to quit the job and work somewhere else.
1558. prim [adjective]
The prudish princess has a reputation for being overly prim and proper.
1559. primacy [noun]
The primacy of our mealtimes is that everyone eats together as a family.
1560. primal [adjective]
The dog’s primal instincts allow it to hunt out prey easily.
1561. primordial [adjective]
The planet Jupiter contains large amounts of the primordial gas and dust out of which the solar system was formed.
1562. pristine [adjective]
Because there were few tourists on the island, the beaches were still pristine and beautiful.
1563. probation [noun]
The prisoner was put on probation.
1564. probity [noun]
Banks only hire people with reputations of probity.
1565. proclivity [noun]
It is the proclivity of the gas companies to raise prices when demand is high.
1566. procure [verb]
It remained very difficult to procure food, fuel and other daily necessities.
1567. prodigal [adjective]
If you want to save money for college, you should stop your prodigal spending sprees.
The prodigal landlord spends the money as fast as he receives it.
1568. prodigious [adjective]
She wrote a truly prodigious number of novels.
1569. prodigy [noun]
The high school boy was considered a prodigy when he won the national chess championship.
1570. profligate [adjective]
She is well-known for her profligate spending habits.
1571. profound [adjective]
The speaker’s profound words made me think about my future.
1572. profundity [noun]
He lacked profundity and analytical precision.
1573. profuse [adjective]
Last year, my garden was so profuse with vegetation that I had to give away food.
1574. progeny [noun]
His numerous progeny are scattered all over the country.
1575. prognostic [adjective]
The arterial-alveolar oxygen tension ratio is a useful prognostic indicator.
1576. prohibitive [adjective]
The college was prohibitive of alcohol on the campus.
Hotel prices in the major cities are high but not prohibitive.
1577. proliferate [verb]
As cell phones become more and more multi-functional, their use continues to proliferate and you see them and hear them just about everywhere you go.
1578. prolific [adjective]
Because the huge storm is expected to produce a prolific amount of snow, government offices and schools are being closed.
1579. prolix [adjective]
The prolix professor had a habit of using complex words that most people could not comprehend.
1580. prominent [adjective]
If you are a prominent member of society, you will surely get an invitation to the mayor’s fundraising gala.
1581. prompt [verb]
Recent worries over the president's health have prompted speculation over his political future.
1582. promulgate [verb]
The purpose of the documentary is to promulgate the importance of raising funds for additional cancer research.
The new law was finally promulgated in the autumn of last year.
1583. propagate [verb]
The political candidate hopes to propagate his vision to potential voters.
Most house plants can be propagated from stem cuttings.
1584. propensity [noun]
My mother has a propensity to drink when she gets anxious.
1585. prophecy [noun]
The minister suggested that the dire prophecies of certain leading environmentalists were somewhat exaggerated.
1586. propitiate [verb]
In those days people might sacrifice a goat or sheep to propitiate an angry god.
1587. propitious [adjective]
When the butterfly landed on her shoulder, Alicia took it as a propitious sign she would have a fantastic day.
1588. proponent [noun]
Because Monica loves animals, she is a fierce proponent of the animal rights movement.
1589. propriety [noun]
She was always careful to behave with propriety.
1590. prosaic [adjective]
Even though the film director described the movie as exciting, the film was actually prosaic and put most of the audience to sleep.
1591. proscribe [verb]
In our country, there are laws which proscribe discrimination based on race and gender.
1592. protean [adjective]
George is a protean actor who is capable of playing numerous characters.
1593. protract [verb]
They tried to protract the discussion.
1594. provident [adjective]
My financier told me that I needed to be more provident when it came to my spending.
The provident couple attended a seminar on how to budget their income.
1595. providential [adjective]
Winning the lottery was a providential step towards paying off my mounting debt.
1596. provincial [adjective]
The majority of young professionals in the capital have moved there from provincial towns.
1597. provocative [adjective]
The minister's provocative remarks were widely reported in the press.
1598. prowess [noun]
Christina used her hunting prowess to survive in the woods for a week.
1599. proxy [noun]
When my husband and I are out of the country, my sister is the proxy who signs legal documents for our children.
1600. prudent [adjective]
It is not prudent to go swimming during a hurricane.
1601. prudish [adjective]
My grandmother’s narrowminded and prudish viewpoints do not line up with today’s world views.
1602. prurient [adjective]
The prurient teenager would not stop looking at the adult magazines in the store.
He denied that the article had been in any way prurient.
1603. puckish [adjective]
He has a puckish sense of humor.
1604. puerile [adjective]
Since my son is thirty-three years of age, I do not find his puerile behavior amusing.
1605. pugilism [noun]
The inexperienced boxer had a lot to learn about the sport of pugilism.
1606. pugnacious [adjective]
The pugnacious little boy constantly talks back to his mother.
1607. puissance [noun]
His harsh puissance over the country led to his dictatorial leadership and strict control of its citizens.
1608. pulchritude [noun]
Because we all know that beauty is only skin deep, you should always look beneath the pulchritude on the outside to see what’s going on in a person’s heart and soul.
1609. punctilious [adjective]
Because my aunt is quite punctilious when it comes to table settings, every utensil must be turned properly.
1610. pundit [noun]
During the trial, the prosecutor will call on a pundit of forensics to link the evidence to the suspect.
1611. pungent [adjective]
When the pungent smell of rotten eggs filled the house, I held my nose.
1612. puny [adjective]
My car only has a puny little engine.
1613. purblind [adjective]
Although the other experts agreed, the purblind critic refused to acknowledge that the painting was a fake.
1614. puritanical [adjective]
His coach believes in rules and regulations and has puritanical standards for behavior.
1615. purport [verb]
The man used a fake badge to purport he was a law enforcement officer.
1616. pusillanimous [adjective]
He's too pusillanimous to stand up to his opponents.
1617. putative [adjective]
Even though there has not been a DNA test, everyone accepts him as the girl’s putative father.
1618. quagmire [noun]
Many young people do not realize the quagmire to which occasional drug use can lead.
1619. quail [verb]
She quailed at his heartless words.
1620. quaint [adjective]
In Spain, we visited a cobblestone plaza with quaint little cafés around its perimeter.
1621. qualm [noun]
She had no qualms about lying to the police.
1622. quandary [noun]
Because you are in a quandary and doubting your ability to make a decision, I suggest you talk to one of your friends about your problem.
1623. quantum [noun]
Quantum mechanics was used to explain properties of several energy forms.
1624. quasar [noun]
When the astronomer looked through his telescope, he was able to see a brightly lit object known as a quasar.
1625. quash [verb]
The revolt was swiftly quashed by government troops.
1626. querulous [adjective]
He became increasingly dissatisfied and querulous in his old age.
1627. query [noun]
The substitute teacher couldn’t respond to the student’s query because she was unfamiliar with the subject material.
1628. quibble [verb]
He's always quibbling, so it is difficult to get a straight answer out of him.
1629. quiescent [adjective]
The political situation was now relatively quiescent.
1630. quintessential [adjective]
Before the arrival of modern means of communication, carrier pigeons were the quintessential means of message delivery.
1631. quip [noun]
The president responded to the journalist’s question with a clever quip.
1632. quixotic [adjective]
This is a vast, exciting and some say quixotic project.
1633. quorum [noun]
The quorum for meetings of the committee is two.
1634. quotidian [adjective]
Television has become part of our quotidian existence.
1635. racket [noun]
They were making such a racket outside that I couldn't get to sleep.
1636. raconteur [noun]
A screenwriter is a raconteur who simply puts his stories on paper.
1637. radical [adjective]
The conservative church leaders were not interested in hearing any radical religious ideas.
We need to make some radical changes to our operating procedures.
1638. raffish [adjective]
While many people found the singer’s raffish behavior interesting, others viewed it as completely unacceptable.
1639. rail [verb]
He railed at the injustices of the system.
1640. raiment [noun]
The hurricane shelter provides housing, food, and raiment for people in need.
1641. rally [verb]
Supporters of the candidate began to rally around her at the latest election event.
1642. ramification [noun]
The trade embargo will be a damaging ramification to the financially distressed nation.
1643. rampage [verb]
The demonstrators rampaged through the town, smashing windows and setting fire to cars.
1644. rampant [adjective]
Diseases associated with contaminated water are rampant in the country.
1645. rancorous [adjective]
Mr. Heckles is a rancorous old man who is always unhappy and seemingly angry at everyone.
1646. rankle [verb]
The fact the train is leaving two hours late is certainly going to rankle the passengers.
1647. rant [verb]
He's always ranting about the government.
1648. rapt [adjective]
Whenever my favorite actor comes onscreen, I am rapt by his performance.
1649. rarefy [verb]
The humidifier will rarefy the room by putting moisture in the air.
1650. rash [adjective]
He made a rash decision and purchased a used vehicle without having it inspected.
1651. rationale [noun]
During the debate, the politician must explain his rationale for his position on the argument.
1652. raucous [adjective]
Raucous laughter came from the next room.
1653. reactant [noun]
Hydrogen is a reactant which when combined with oxygen can make water.
1654. reactionary [adjective]
The new president believes some of the government’s reactionary policies should be changed.
1655. rebut [verb]
The defense attorney tried hard to rebut the prosecutor’s accusation about the defendant.
1656. recalcitrant [adjective]
The recalcitrant teenager gets into trouble every day.
1657. recant [verb]
The judge ordered the magazine to recant the false statements about the actress.
1658. recapitulate [verb]
At the start of each class, the professor will recapitulate yesterday’s lecture.
1659. reciprocal [adjective]
We have agreed to exchange information about our two companies, but strictly on a reciprocal basis.
1660. recluse [adjective]
He was a recluse and quite child.
1661. recoil [verb]
I recoiled from the smell and the filth.
1662. recondite [adjective]
Because genetic engineering is so complicated, few people choose to work in this recondite area of research.
1663. recriminate [verb]
When he was called into civil court by his landlord, the defendant decided to recriminate him a counter-claim for the return of his deposit.
1664. recrudesce [verb]
The epidemic recrudesced after a period of quiescence.
1665. redact [verb]
The editor had to redact what was private in the court documents before releasing it to the media.
1666. redemption [noun]
For redemptions of $50,000 or more, you must include a signature guarantee for each owner.
1667. redolent [adjective]
The mountain air was redolent with the scent of pine needles.
1668. redouble [verb]
The president called on nations to redouble their efforts to negotiate an international trade agreement.
We must redouble our efforts to provide help quickly.
1669. redoubtable [adjective]
He is going to face the most redoubtable opponent of his boxing career tonight.
1670. redound [verb]
A good relationship with one's colleagues redounds to everyone's benefit.
1671. redress [verb]
The association had called for a substantial rise to redress a 30% decline in salaries.
1672. reflex [noun]
The doctor tapped the patient’s knee with a hammer to see if he could get trigger a reflex.
1673. refractory [adjective]
Because the prisoner acts in a refractory manner, he is accompanied by four guards whenever he leaves his cell.
1674. refulgent [adjective]
The sunlight appeared refulgent on the church’s window.
1675. refute [verb]
The evidence provided by the prosecutor will refute the defendant’s claim of innocence.
1676. regale [verb]
The chef hoped his meal would regale the guests.
1677. regress [verb]
When he stopped playing sports, he regressed to old habits and became more distant.
1678. reign [verb]
Queen Victoria reigned over Britain from 1837 to 1901.
1679. rejoinder [noun]
The boy was chastised when he responded to the teacher with a sarcastic rejoinder.
1680. rejuvenate [verb]
He has decided to rejuvenate the team by bringing in a lot of new, young players.
1681. relegate [verb]
After the lead actors had been repeatedly late for rehearsal, the director decided to relegate them to the chorus and replace them with their understudies.
1682. relentless [adjective]
The relentless marshal pursued the escaped prisoner for ten years.
1683. relish [verb]
I enjoyed our vacation, but didn’t relish the twenty-hour trip back home.
1684. remedial [adjective]
To improve his literacy skills, the college student is taking a remedial reading class.
According to the doctor, a remedial surgery on my knee will improve my mobility.
1685. reminisce [verb]
When I eat sugar cookies, I reminisce about the childhood hours I spent making the treats with my grandmother.
1686. remiss [adjective]
If I let you go without food, I would be remiss in my responsibilities as a parent.
1687. remnant [noun]
The abandoned plant was a remnant of the town’s once thriving economy.
1688. remonstrate [verb]
I went to the boss to remonstrate against the new rules.
1689. remorse [noun]
The psychopath appeared content and showed no remorse during the murder trial.
1690. rend [verb]
They rent the cloth to shreds.
1691. renege [verb]
Although my father made a promise to extend my curfew, he later decided to renege upon his word and ordered me home by eleven.
1692. reparation [noun]
The company had to make reparation to the zoo animals who suffered ill health as a result of chemical pollution.
1693. repartee [noun]
The repartee between the two actors made the movie really funny.
1694. repast [noun]
Hoping to enjoy a romantic repast with her husband, she prepared his favorite dishes and lit candles.
1695. repel [verb]
Because the dinner is being served outside, we’ll use special candles to repel insects from the table.
1696. repentant [adjective]
The little boy was quite repentant for hitting his sister and apologized many times.
1697. repine [verb]
While in prison the man did nothing but repine for his freedom.
1698. repose [noun]
When you begin to meditate, you need to sit in repose and try to empty your mind of all thoughts.
1699. reprehensible [adjective]
Although it was not a crime, his conduct was thoroughly reprehensible.
1700. reprise [noun]
The actor is planning a reprise of his role in the play.
1701. reproach [verb]
His mother reproached him for not eating all his dinner.
1702. reprobate [verb]
The movie was reprobated for glorifying violence.
1703. repudiate [verb]
Because I wanted to avoid the conflict between my two sisters, I repudiated their argument.
1704. repulse [verb]
Because of his rude behavior that would repulse many people, he was without close friends.
The enemy attack was quickly repulsed.
1705. requite [verb]
He chose to requite his wife for the lovely dinner by presenting her with a bouquet of flowers.
1706. rescind [verb]
Because of illegal alcohol sales, the government had to rescind the prohibition act.
1707. reside [verb]
The homeless man will reside in a local shelter until he can afford his own apartment.
1708. resign [verb]
Because she was sick and could no longer work full-time, she resigned the directorship.
1709. resilient [adjective]
The community was highly spirited and resilient despite a hurricane disaster.
This rubber ball is very resilient and immediately springs back into shape.
1710. resolute [adjective]
After such a heart-breaking loss, every member of the team was more resolute than ever to win the next game against their arch-rivals.
1711. resonant [adjective]
The resonant sound travels to every seat in the amphitheater.
1712. resounding [adjective]
A resounding cheer could be heard all the way across the stadium.
1713. respiration [noun]
During respiration, humans inhale oxygen and exhale carbon dioxide.
1714. restitution [noun]
They are demanding the restitution of ancient treasures that were removed from the country in the 16th century.
1715. restraint [noun]
Even though she was upset, the irritated mother showed emotional restraint and refused to yell at her children.
1716. resurgent [adjective]
The publisher believed that vampire novels would be a resurgent trend this year.
1717. retch [verb]
The pregnant woman was struck by a bout of morning sickness and began to retch.
1718. reticent [adjective]
I am much more reticent while Barbara likes to discuss her personal life with our co-workers.
1719. retort [verb]
Even if someone insults you, don't retort as it only makes the situation worse.
1720. retrospective [adjective]
After the last football game, each player was asked to write a retrospective essay about his performance throughout the season.
1721. revamp [verb]
The walled garden was completely revamped last year.
1722. reverberate [verb]
The loud music reverberated off the walls.
1723. revere [verb]
Many people from India do not eat beef because they revere the cow as a sacred object.
1724. reverent [adjective]
A reverent silence fell over the crowd.
1725. revert [verb]
The state court refused to revert the local court’s decision.
1726. revivify [verb]
The interior decorator came up with some modern ideas to revivify the drab walls in her home.
1727. rhapsody [noun]
Because the singer was so passionate about his music, he sung the rhapsody with unrestrained enthusiasm.
1728. rhetoric [noun]
The protestors’ rhetoric is filled with anger towards the government.
Rhetoric is the study of the ways of using language effectively.
1729. ribald [adjective]
He entertained us with ribald stories.
1730. ridden [adjective]
She was guilt-ridden when she discovered that the business had failed because of her.
1731. rife [adjective]
Graft and corruption were rife in city government.
1732. rift [noun]
A difference in perspectives caused a rift that forced the two friends to end their business partnership.
1733. right triangle
The hypotenuse is the longest side of a right triangle.
1734. rigor [noun]
The stern professor does not accept excuses and is known for exhibiting rigor in his classroom.
1735. riot [noun]
Police used tear gas to put the riot down.
1736. riposte [verb]
She simply riposted that she did not create the book for the scientific community.
1737. risible [adjective]
If you stick with the most risible elements of your speech, your audience will be so relaxed from laughing that you’re bound to win their support.
1738. risqué [adjective]
His risqué jokes were indecent and considered out of place at the wedding.
1739. rococo [adjective]
The entrance rooms of the French castle were decorated in fancy rococo style.
1740. roundly [adverb]
The home team were roundly defeated.
1741. rout [verb]
The Russian chess team routed all the rest.
1742. rubric [noun]
The rubric for the history project required the students to include a visual aid in their presentation.
1743. rue [verb]
I rue the day I agreed to this stupid plan.
1744. ruminate [verb]
On New Year’s Eve, many people choose to ruminate about their lives.
1745. rupture [verb]
The missile launch is sure to rupture the relationship between the two countries.
1746. ruse [noun]
The security guard knew the girls were going to try and use a distractive ruse in order to shoplift.
1747. rustic [adjective]
The restaurant has a rustic charm that reminds me of my grandmother’s kitchen.
1748. ruthless [adjective]
Some people believe that you have to be ruthless to succeed in this world.
1749. sabotage [verb]
Though he had no intention to sabotage the event, his unexpected arrival made things fall apart.
1750. saccharine [adjective]
We used saccharine tablets in lieu of sugar to make the cakes.
1751. sacrosanct [adjective]
The minister of our church is a sacrosanct individual who should never be criticized.
1752. sagacious [adjective]
Many agree that replacing typewriters with computers is a sagacious idea because computers make typing, editing, and proofreading much easier.
1753. sage [adjective]
I think you made a sage decision.
1754. salacious [adjective]
The salacious content of some popular novels has led parents to demand that they be removed from school libraries.
1755. salient [adjective]
She began to summarize the salient features of the proposal.
1756. salubrious [adjective]
Vegetables are salubrious foods which provide essential nutrients.
1757. salutary [adjective]
In addition to effectively teaching the curriculum, our professor often educates us with salutary lessons that personally enrich our lives.
1758. sanction [noun]
They tried to get official sanction for the scheme.
1759. sanctity [noun]
Although I place great value on my job, I put nothing above the sanctity of my family.
1760. sangfroid [noun]
Even as the building fell around him, the fireman maintained his sangfroid and rescued the little girl.
1761. sanguine [adjective]
Some people expect the economy to continue to improve, but others are less sanguine.
1762. sardonic [adjective]
After Rick was fired from the restaurant, he wrote a sardonic review of the eatery.
1763. sartorial [adjective]
He was raised by a tailor, which gave him a sartorial sense for clothing.
1764. satiate [verb]
He drank greedily until his thirst was satiated.
1765. satiric [adjective]
His cartoon has a satiric humor.
1766. saturnine [adjective]
The dog’s eyes became saturnine whenever he was left at home alone.
1767. savant [noun]
Since my aunt speaks over twenty languages, she is considered a verbal savant.
1768. savor [verb]
Since it’s my last cookie, I will eat it slowly and savor the taste.
1769. scam [noun]
After asking for a large sum of money, I knew the job was a scam because the people did not represent the company.
1770. scanty [adjective]
Since the airline lost my checked-in luggage, I have scanty clothing for my vacation.
1771. scathing [adjective]
When the food critic found a hair in his meal, he wrote a scathing review of the restaurant.
1772. schematic [adjective]
While producing the schematic drawing of the Graystone Building, the architect began to assign tasks to start the project.
1773. schism [noun]
The schism between my two best friends put me in the awkward position of having to choose one over the other.
1774. scintilla [noun]
I wanted to make coffee, but there was only a scintilla of coffee beans left.
1775. scintillate [verb]
Downed power lines scintillated fires in several parts of town.
1776. scintillating [adjective]
During the interview, the clever comedian came up with one scintillating response after another.
1777. scorn [verb]
He was scorned by his classmates for his bad behavior.
1778. scriptural [adjective]
One may assume that the early church kept Sunday, but this hypothesis must be discarded after studying scriptural evidence.
1779. scrutinize [verb]
After receiving over two hundred resumes, the human resources department must now scrutinize all of the potential candidates to find the ideal person for the position.
1780. scrutiny [noun]
The government's record will be subjected to scrutiny in the weeks before the election.
1781. scuffle [verb]
The youths scuffled with the policeman, then escaped down the alley.
1782. scurvy [adjective]
After winning the lottery, she was beset by a swarm of scurvy con artists.
1783. secrete [verb]
An octopus can secrete ink to ward off prey.
1784. sedition [noun]
扇動的な発言 / 文書
The rebels were arrested for sedition when they protested outside of the dictator’s palace.
1785. seduction [noun]
The seductions of life in a warm climate have led many veterans to live in Florida.
1786. sedulous [adjective]
He is a sedulous worker who is always on the lookout for new prospects.
1787. seethe [verb]
My father will seethe if someone drives behind him too closely.
1788. seismic [adjective]
Seismic tests were conducted to determine the force of the earthquake.
1789. self-abasement [noun]
After tough training, I got rid of my self-abasement and became confident.
1790. self-evident [adjective]
The teacher’s instructions were self-evident, so no students asked any questions about the assignment.
1791. selfless [adjective]
A selfless individual often donates a fair sum of their money to charity even though they could use that money for themselves.
1792. semantic [adjective]
Words are semantic units that convey meaning.
1793. semblance [noun]
The city has now returned to some semblance of normality after last night's celebrations.
1794. semiotic [adjective]
They deconstruct text and images on the basis of their semiotic meaning beyond the surface text.
1795. senescence [noun]
Because of his senescence, my grandfather was unable to travel long distances.
1796. sensational [adjective]
She looks sensational in her new dress.
1797. sensual [adjective]
The small changes to my environment helps add to the relaxation and sensual experience of enjoying my food on a daily basis.
1798. sensuous [adjective]
The hypnotist’s sensuous voice was very relaxing.
1799. sentence [verb]
He was sentenced to three years in jail and fined $40,000.
1800. sentient [adjective]
Many people believe plants to be sentient and responsive to things such as music and the human voice.
1801. sentry [noun]
The squad were on sentry duty last night.
1802. seraphic [adjective]
When the children put on their angel costumes, they looked seraphic.
1803. serendipity [noun]
There is a real element of serendipity in archaeology.
1804. serenity [noun]
Many individuals find that yoga is a great way to experience serenity.
1805. servile [adjective]
Some individuals are so servile that other people take advantage of their submissiveness.
1806. shady [adjective]
We sat on the shady grass for our picnic.
He was involved in shady deals in the past.
1807. shard [noun]
Shards of glass have been cemented into the top of the wall to stop people climbing over.
1808. sheath [noun]
A thin sheath covered the scalpel and other sharp instruments while not in use.
1809. shirk [verb]
A lazy manager often attempts to shirk his responsibilities by passing his tasks on to his workers.
1810. shore [verb]
He called for action to shore up the ailing university.
1811. shrewd [adjective]
He is a very shrewd businessman.
1812. sidereal [adjective]
The scientist’s calculations were based on sidereal time, which was related to the earth’s rotation around fixed planets.
1813. sidestep [verb]
The speaker sidestepped the question by saying that it would take him too long to answer it.
1814. simian [adjective]
The actor mimicked simian movements for his role in Planet of the Apes.
1815. simile [noun]
The simile, tough as nails, best applies to a person who is not easily frightened and has a strong, determined mindset.
1816. simpatico [adjective]
Finding a simpatico partner in life has become easier for many single people since there are so many dating sites to find people with similarities.
1817. simulacrum [noun]
Crowds marched through the streets carrying burning simulacrums of the president.
1818. sincere [adjective]
The judge agreed to lighten his sentence as he made a sincere effort to improve his behavior.
1819. sinecure [noun]
Even though we all thought of the job as a sinecure, Jane took her position very seriously and always worked late into the evening.
1820. singular [adjective]
Although it isn’t widely known, the book is regarded as a singular and powerful piece of 19th century writing.
1821. sinister [adjective]
She has dark, sinister eyes that make you nervous when she looks at you.
1822. sinuous [adjective]
According to the treasure map, the cave is located at the end of the sinuous path that winds up the mountain.
1823. skeletal [adjective]
The newspaper report gave only a skeletal account of the debate.
1824. skeptic [noun]
The scientist was a religious skeptic and had trouble believing God exists.
1825. skittish [adjective]
My horse is very skittish, so I have to keep him away from traffic.
1826. skulk [verb]
When the criminal surveyed the jewelry store, he tried to skulk around the neighborhood without being noticed.
1827. slack [adjective]
Discipline in Mr. Brown's class has become very slack recently.
1828. slake [verb]
This electrolyte water should help slake the runners’ thirst during the marathon.
1829. slanderous [adjective]
He makes slanderous statement about the president on television.
1830. sloth [noun]
The report criticizes the government's sloth in tackling environmental problems.
1831. slouch [verb]
A couple of boys were slouched over the table reading magazines.
1832. smite [verb]
He tried to smite his political rival by hitting her with negative ads and publicity.
1833. snub [verb]
They are likely to snub people who aren’t just like them.
1834. sober [adjective]
The woman’s expression was sober and sensible because she was generally a calm person.
1835. sobriety [noun]
Sobriety tests showed that the driver was inebriated and not able to operate a vehicle.
1836. sobriquet [noun]
The boxer’s sobriquet was “The Greatest.”
1837. sodden [adjective]
My shoes were sodden after I walked a mile in the rain.
1838. soggy [adjective]
The toddler spilled juice on her bread and refused to eat it because it was soggy.
1839. solace [noun]
Music was a great solace to me.
1840. solecism [noun]
She commits a lot of solecisms.
1841. solemnity [noun]
The solemnity of the event dictates that guests wear formal clothing.
1842. solicitous [adjective]
She becomes angry at her overly solicitous mother.
1843. solidarity [noun]
The situation raises important questions about solidarity among member states.
1844. soliloquy [noun]
The actress’s soliloquy let the audience hear the character’s inner thoughts.
1845. solitary [adjective]
He enjoys solitary walks in the wilderness.
1846. solvent [adjective]
Because the restaurant is not solvent, it will be closing in two weeks.
1847. somatic [adjective]
It is difficult to link generic somatic symptoms, like an irregular heartbeat, to specific illness.
1848. somber [adjective]
Sometimes the news is so somber that I turn off the television.
1849. sophistry [noun]
Surprisingly, many debates are won by individuals who make use of sophistry to convince others they know something they do not.
1850. soporific [adjective]
The professor’s boring speech was soporific and had everyone in the audience yawning.
1851. sordid [adjective]
If people learn of the politician’s sordid past, they will not vote for him.
1852. sovereign [noun]
King George was the sovereign of England.
1853. sparse [adjective]
The information available on the subject is sparse.
1854. spartan [adjective]
The monks have chosen to live a spartan life devoid of all luxuries.
1855. specious [adjective]
His whole argument is specious.
1856. specter [noun]
The specter of inflation concerns many voters.
1857. spectroscope [noun]
The spectroscope was used to analyze the light of the planetary nebula.
1858. spectrum [noun]
The survey provided the company with a wide spectrum of feedback on its products.
1859. speculative [adjective]
After conducting the experiment, the researcher realized his speculative assumption was indeed a fact.
1860. spendthrift [noun]
Because the lottery winner was a spendthrift, he spent his winnings in less than a year.
1861. sphere [noun]
Although she was not in his sphere of command, she still respected him as a leader.
1862. sporadic [adjective]
After the tornado, there were sporadic power outages in our town.
1863. spur [verb]
The chance to win a scholarship should spur my daughter into studying hard for the college admissions test.
1864. spurious [adjective]
After receiving a low appraisal on my diamond ring, I realized the suspicious-looking jeweler had sold me a spurious jewel.
1865. squalid [adjective]
Many prisons are overcrowded and squalid places even today.
1866. squalor [noun]
These people are forced to live in squalor.
1867. squarely [adverb]
We have to face these issues squarely and honestly.
1868. squelch [verb]
The senator thoroughly squelched the journalist who tried to interrupt him during his speech.
1869. staccato [adjective]
The song needs to be played in a staccato manner and not as a continuous melody.
1870. stalemate [verb]
Airport managers feared that a flood of private vehicles with few places to park could stalemate the loop road.
1871. stanch [verb]
A tourniquet is designed to stanch bleeding from wounded limbs by cutting off the flow of blood from the heart to that limb.
1872. stanchion [noun]
If this stanchion is removed, the stairs will collapse.
1873. staple [noun]
Phosphate has been a staple of this area for many years.
1874. stark [adjective]
The house’s living room was stark and held only one couch.
1875. stasis [noun]
The settlement meeting reached a stasis when both sides stopped talking to each other.
1876. staunch [adjective]
He gained a reputation as being a staunch defender of civil rights.
1877. steadfast [adjective]
The group remained steadfast in its support for the new system, even when it was criticized in the newspapers.
1878. stentorian [adjective]
The stentorian music was so loud that it made my head hurt.
1879. stern [adjective]
Journalists received a stern warning not to go anywhere near the battleship.
1880. steward [noun]
If you need help at any time during the conference, one of the stewards will be pleased to help you.
1881. stigmatize [verb]
People should not be stigmatized on the basis of race.
1882. stint [verb]
She doesn’t stint when it comes to buying new clothes.
1883. stipulate [verb]
The software company’s policies stipulate employees must take two fifteen-minute breaks a day.
1884. stir [verb]
The speech stirred the crowd to take action.
1885. stolid [adjective]
He was a stolid man who did not even show his emotions at the funeral.
1886. stopgap [noun]
Hostels are used as a stopgap until the families can find permanent accommodation.
1887. stout [adjective]
I bought myself a pair of good stout hiking boots.
1888. stratagem [noun]
Her business stratagem allowed her to quickly rise to the top as a great success.
1889. stratification [noun]
Taking millions of years, the stratification of the rock was not an instant process.
The prime minister wants to reduce social stratification and make the country a classless society.
1890. stratum [noun]
Earth Scientists study stratum comprised of different types of rock.
1891. striate [verb]
The canyon walls were striated with various colors of stratums.
1892. stricture [noun]
In college, the students must obey the stricture forbidding alcohol on campus.
1893. strident [adjective]
He often hears the strident argument between his neighbors.
1894. stringent [adjective]
Stringent safety regulations were introduced after the accident.
1895. strong suit
I'm afraid patience isn't exactly my strong suit.
1896. strut [noun]
This strut braces the beam.
1897. studious [adjective]
The studious girl dreams of being the valedictorian of her class.
1898. stultify [verb]
The regulations stultify the freedom of workers.
1899. stumble [verb]
The runner started to stumble as he approached the finish line.
1900. stupefy [verb]
Casinos offer free alcoholic drinks to stupefy patrons to the point that they are unaware of time and money spent.
1901. stygian [adjective]
The stygian cave led to an underground river which frightened the explorers.
1902. stymie [verb]
In our search for evidence, we were stymied by the absence of any recent documents.
1903. sublime [adjective]
After the sublime meal, we asked to see the chef so that we could give him our compliments.
1904. subliminal [adjective]
In the old days, commercials contained subliminal suggestions that encouraged consumers to purchase certain products.
1905. subpoena [noun]
As soon as I received the subpoena, I knew I had to testify during the trial.
1906. subservient [adjective]
His other interests were subservient to his compelling passion for art.
1907. subside [verb]
As the pain in my foot subsided, I was able to walk the short distance to the car.
1908. subsist [verb]
Since the roads were closed during the storm, my family had to subsist on biscuits and canned meats for three days.
1909. substantial [adjective]
The findings show a substantial difference between the opinions of men and women.
1910. substantiate [verb]
If you do not substantiate your scientific theories with facts, the members of the scientific community will disregard all your ideas.
1911. substantive [adjective]
The documents are the first substantive information obtained by the investigators.
1912. subsume [verb]
Many Native Americans were able to survive the takeover of the Europeans by being willing to subsume into white culture.
1913. subterfuge [noun]
Subterfuge led by the deceitful media caused everyday people to be confused.
1914. subtlety [noun]
All the subtleties of the music are conveyed in this new recording.
1915. subversive [adjective]
The group published a subversive magazine that contained nothing but negative articles about the current government.
1916. subvert [verb]
The rebel army is attempting to subvert the government.
1917. succinct [adjective]
Everyone was happy when the politician made a succinct speech that did not take all evening
1918. succor [noun]
The Red Cross is dedicated to providing succor and support to families who have been displaced by natural disasters.
1919. suffrage [noun]
By allowing employees to leave work early during the elections, the company president is encouraging each employee to use his right of suffrage.
1920. sullen [adjective]
The sullen criminal refused to follow the police officer’s instructions.
1921. sully [verb]
The accusation of child abuse is sure to sully the teacher’s reputation.
1922. sumptuous [adjective]
My eyes grew large when I saw the sumptuous wedding feast.
1923. sundry [adjective]
The store at the summer camp facility will carry a number of sundry items just in case you forget something from home.
1924. supercilious [adjective]
The supercilious man at the picnic refused to sit on the ground like everyone else.
1925. superfluous [adjective]
Our new mayor plans to eliminate superfluous programs.
1926. supersede [verb]
The features of the smartphone may supersede those of the personal computer in time.
1927. supine [adjective]
During back massages, most clients recline face down instead of supine.
1928. supplant [verb]
Travel videos do not supplant guidebooks, but they can be useful when planning a trip.
1929. suppliant [adjective]
Although her suppliant gaze at him was wordless, it was a clear communication that she expected him to defend her honor.
1930. supplicate [verb]
In his closing argument, the attorney will supplicate for his client’s freedom.
1931. supposition [noun]
The prosecutor knew it would take more than supposition to convince the jury of the defendant’s guilt.
1932. supreme [adjective]
The dictator wanted supreme control and power over his country and the entire world.
1933. surfeit [noun]
When the store manager accidently ordered a surfeit of pencils and pens, he was unable to sell the extra items and decided to donate them to a local school.
1934. surly [adjective]
The surly man was yelling at the waitress because he didn’t get the right order from the restaurant.
1935. surmise [verb]
The police surmise that the robbers have fled the country.
1936. surreptitious [adjective]
The team began a surreptitious search for the suspect.
1937. surrogate [noun]
Both candidates in the election have turned to celebrity surrogates to excite the crowds.
1938. susceptible [adjective]
These plants are particularly susceptible to frost.
1939. sweep [verb]
I have to sweep the front porch because it is so dusty.
1940. sybarite [noun]
Because she loved luxurious items, my grandma called herself a sybarite.
1941. sycophant [noun]
She appears to be a crawly sycophant or a shameless self-promoter.
1942. syllogism [noun]
One example of incorrect syllogism is the notion that all animals have four legs because dogs are animals and all dogs have four legs.
1943. sylvan [adjective]
We enjoy visiting the park because it is filled with trees and is the most sylvan area in our crowded city.
1944. symbiosis [noun]
The trade that peacefully occurs between the two warring tribes is viewed as an example of symbiosis.
1945. symptomatic [adjective]
Jealousy within a relationship is usually symptomatic of low self-esteem in one of the partners.
1946. synergetic [adjective]
There is a synergetic effect when agencies work together.
1947. synoptic [adjective]
The treatises gives a synoptic view of Aristotelian doctrine.
1948. syntax [noun]
The examples should always illustrate correct syntax.
1949. synthesize [verb]
The spider can synthesize several different silk proteins.
1950. tacit [adjective]
Although no words were spoken, our nods represented our tacit agreement to a cease fire.
1951. taciturn [adjective]
My shy brother is taciturn and rarely speaks in public.
1952. tacky [adjective]
The shop sells tacky souvenirs and ornaments.
1953. tactic [noun]
In order to achieve the win, the coach showed his team the best tactic to perform.
1954. talisman [noun]
Throughout my grandmother’s ninety-five years of life, she rarely went a day without her favorite talisman around her neck.
1955. tangential [adjective]
I hardly ever learn anything in my history class because my teacher always rambles off on a tangential topic that has nothing to do with history.
1956. tangle [verb]
No matter how much I tried to keep the cords neat behind the television set, they would always tangle with each other.
1957. tantamount [adjective]
Her refusal to answer was tantamount to an admission of guilt.
1958. tardy [adjective]
Students who do not arrive to class on time are tardy, and they often receive some sort of penalty for it.
1959. tarry [verb]
If you tarry while doing your work, it will simply take even longer.
1960. tautology [noun]
The politician’s advertisement was simply tautology he restated several times within a thirty second period.
1961. tawdry [adjective]
She found dressing-gowns and slippers so tawdry.
1962. taxonomy [noun]
In biology, the term taxonomy refers to the classification of organisms into groups based on their attributes.
1963. teeming [adjective]
They enjoy going fishing at Crystal Lake because the water is always teeming with catfish.
1964. temper [verb]
The heat is tempered by sea breezes on the coast.
1965. temperate [adjective]
The climate here is pretty temperate.
1966. tenacious [adjective]
Even though Negan was smaller than his other teammates, his tenacious attitude allowed him to accomplish as much as they did.
1967. tendentious [adjective]
The president was tendentious on his plan for the company and would not listen to other options.
1968. tenet [noun]
Many people believe the tenet that parents should be responsible for the behaviors of their children.
1969. tenuous [adjective]
The police have only found a tenuous connection between the two robberies.
1970. tenure [noun]
Everyone was shocked when he became school principal after serving only a short tenure as vice-principal.
1971. tepid [adjective]
There is only tepid support in Congress for the proposal.
1972. terrestrial [adjective]
Earth’s terrestrial biomes include areas such as deserts, taigas, and tropical rainforests.
1973. terse [adjective]
When Jessie is upset, she only gives terse responses.
1974. tether [verb]
Before the cowboy settles down for the evening, he will tether the horses around a tree.
1975. theocracy [noun]
In theocracy, the rulers of a country make laws based on religious ideas.
1976. thespian [noun]
It is a Saturday-morning acting group for budding thespians.
1977. thereof [adverb]
Money, or a lack thereof, can influence people to do some really bad things.
1978. thwart [verb]
The city council thwarted his reform efforts.
1979. timbre [noun]
When the music executive heard the timbre of the young singer’s voice, he knew the boy was a future star.
1980. timorous [adjective]
The timorous witness refuses to testify in court.
1981. tirade [noun]
Because Emily is normally a laid-back person, she shocked everyone with her tirade.
1982. tit-for-tat [noun]
The diplomatic row culminated last month in the tit-for-tat expulsion of four diplomats.
1983. titillate [verb]
In order to titillate consumer interest, the company is offering free shipping on all purchases.
1984. toady [noun]
Amy has been acting like the manager’s toady by agreeing with everything he says to get a promotion.
1985. token [noun]
At a casino, the coins you win in slot machines serve as a token that you can exchange for prizes or money.
1986. tome [noun]
She has written several weighty tomes on the subject.
1987. tony [adjective]
He lives in a tony neighborhood of Los Angeles.
1988. topple [verb]
The statue of the dictator was toppled over by the crowds.
1989. torment [verb]
Every day when he got on the bus, the bully began to torment the quiet child.
1990. torpid [adjective]
His torpid brother rests on the couch all day.
1991. torpor [noun]
Many voters are in political torpor and rarely go to the polls.
1992. torso [noun]
The airbag will protect your head and torso.
1993. tortuous [adjective]
When the tortuous snake moved across the Sahara Desert, his body made an S-shape in the sand.
1994. torturous [adjective]
The past few months have been torturous for the farming due to a severe drought.
1995. touchstone [noun]
An understanding of grammar is often considered a touchstone by which all language skills are compared to.
1996. tout [verb]
Several insurance companies tout their services on local radio.
1997. tract [noun]
Each tract of land is being sold at the price of 1,000 dollars per acre.
1998. tractable [adjective]
The problem turned out to be less tractable than I had expected.
1999. tranquil [adjective]
Since we were the only ones on the beach, we enjoyed a tranquil day.
2000. transcendent [adjective]
Experts are looking into the sequence of genetic alterations that allowed the transcendent mutation scientists recently discovered.
2001. transgress [verb]
If all children were taught not to transgress the rules of common decency and good manners, the world would probably be a much better place for everyone.
2002. transient [adjective]
The snow is transient and will melt as soon as the sun appears.
2003. transitory [adjective]
When the doctor prescribed the medication for me, he told me to be prepared for transitory side effects that would disappear after a few days.
2004. translucent [adjective]
The vase was made from translucent, milky glass.
2005. transmute [verb]
After years of therapy, the woman was able to transmute her negative thoughts into positive ones.
2006. travail [verb]
He made the decision to travail during training to join the elite unit of soldiers.
2007. travesty [noun]
Everybody thought that was a complete and utter travesty.
2008. treacherous [adjective]
He plays the part of a treacherous aristocrat who betrays his king and country.
2009. treatise [noun]
I read her treatise on the Civil War and found it to be very informative.
2010. tremulous [adjective]
Although her voice was weak and tremulous, the audience clapped politely when she finished the aria.
2011. trenchant [adjective]
I enjoy reading his trenchant comments on the relationship between sports and society.
2012. trepidation [noun]
We view future developments with some trepidation.
2013. triage [verb]
The purpose of the automated phone system is to triage calls, so they can be routed to the proper customer service agent.
2014. trifling [adjective]
Because of her busy schedule, she does not have time to engage in trifling activities that do not support her daily goals.
2015. trite [adjective]
I did not finish the novel because the story’s plot was trite and uninspiring.
2016. truculent [adjective]
He was truculent and difficult to deal with.
2017. truism [noun]
As far as health is concerned, it's a truism that prevention is better than cure.
2018. trumpet [verb]
The press trumpeted another defeat for the government.
2019. truncate [verb]
Although the director loved all of his film footage, he had to truncate the movie so its runtime would be less than forty-five minutes.
2020. tryst [noun]
Everyone knows my boss and his secretary usually have an intimate tryst during lunch.
2021. tuck [verb]
The teacher asked the student to tuck his shirt into his shorts before entering the classroom.
2022. tumid [adjective]
My eyelid has been tumid since yesterday.
2023. tumultuous [adjective]
Security found it difficult to control the tumultuous mob during the parade.
2024. turbid [adjective]
During the lab experiment, we made a turbid solution that contained suspended particles.
2025. turgid [adjective]
Even though the scientist tried to make his report simple, it was still too turgid for the average person to comprehend.
2026. turpitude [noun]
The criminal was sentenced to life in prison for the acts of turpitude he committed.
2027. tutelary [adjective]
The tutelary saint committed her existence to the protection of those who could not safeguard themselves.
2028. tycoon [noun]
The tycoon prayed that he wouldn’t lose his fortune while investing in new technology.
2029. typify [verb]
This trial typifies the problems juries face all the time.
2030. tyro [noun]
With over 30 years experience in law enforcement, I am no tyro in the field.
2031. ubiquitous [adjective]
The police presence was ubiquitous at the night parade.
2032. umbrage [noun]
Will she take umbrage if she isn't invited to the wedding?
2033. unabashed [adjective]
Taking the stage, the unabashed comedian was bold and shameless with his forward jokes.
2034. unassuming [adjective]
He was shy and unassuming and not at all how you expect an actor to be.
2035. unbeknownst [adjective]
Monica's gambling addiction was unbeknownst to her husband.
2036. unbridle [verb]
The stallion was unbridled and allowed to gallop wherever he pleased.
2037. uncanny [adjective]
He has an uncanny ability to pick a winner.
2038. unconscionable [adjective]
After waiting for an unconscionable amount of time, we were told to come back later.
2039. uncouth [adjective]
While George comes from a very wealthy family, he often behaves in an uncouth manner and acts as though he has no social skills at all.
2040. underappreciated [adjective]
Her work is underappreciated by the critics.
2041. undergird [verb]
These are the four major theories that undergird criminal law.
2042. undermine [verb]
When engineers came to examine the cracks in the structure of the building, they discovered that years of flooding had worked to undermine the foundation.
2043. underpinning [noun]
The construction team added underpinning at the bottom of the trailer to shelter the mobile home’s pipes from cold weather.
2044. underscore [verb]
Since we are studying prepositions, students should use a highlighter to underscore all the prepositions in the passage.
2045. undo [verb]
If the curtains are too short you could undo the hem to make them a bit longer.
2046. undue [adjective]
Because of undue stress, the doctor decided to take a break from working at the hospital.
2047. undulate [verb]
The dancers’ movements were arranged so that they seemed to undulate like dolphins with the music.
2048. unfathomable [adjective]
After five hours, we still could not figure out the unfathomable riddle.
2049. unfeigned [adjective]
Most reality shows are scripted and are not unfeigned.
2050. unfettered [adjective]
Once the bird was unfettered and out of the cage, it flew up into the sky.
2051. unflappable [adjective]
When a deadly tornado raced across town, many residents panicked but Miles remained unflappable and calmly led his neighbors to shelter.
2052. unilateral [adjective]
Opponents of the government have criticized the president's unilateral approach and believe that broader international alliances are required.
2053. unintelligible [adjective]
He muttered something unintelligible.
2054. unitary [adjective]
The unitary state is ruled by a single government that has the power to make all decisions.
2055. unjust [adjective]
They should repeal this unjust law.
2056. unkempt [adjective]
Since Jack has not had a hair cut in six months, he looks somewhat unkempt.
2057. unleash [verb]
I went to unleash the dog who had been chained to his cage for years.
2058. unobtrusive [adjective]
A good waiter is efficient and unobtrusive.
2059. unprecedented [adjective]
Before the hurricane, there was an unprecedented demand for food supplies that left many stores empty.
2060. unpretentious [adjective]
The girl portrayed herself in an unpretentious way in the art class.
2061. unprincipled [adjective]
The unprincipled banker failed to handle the transactions.
2062. unscrupulous [adjective]
The unscrupulous teacher offered to raise her student’s grade if he gave her one hundred dollars.
2063. unseemly [adjective]
William acted in an unseemly manner when he wore his casual clothing to the formal party.
2064. unsound [adjective]
He was involved in unsound banking practices.
2065. unsparing [adjective]
The entrepreneur was unsparing in his demands for perfection.
2066. untapped [adjective]
The country’s forests are largely untapped resources.
2067. untenable [adjective]
The losing debate team had an untenable argument.
2068. untoward [adjective]
Unless anything untoward happens, we should arrive just before midday.
2069. untrammeled [adjective]
The Internet allows us untrammeled access to so much information.
2070. unverifiable [adjective]
Much of the research cited in the program remains unpublished and hence unverifiable.
2071. unwieldy [adjective]
A piano is a very unwieldy item to get down a flight of stairs.
2072. unwind [verb]
My doctor insisted that my anxiety would go away if I would find relaxing activities to help me unwind.
2073. upbraid [verb]
The police officer did not hesitate to upbraid the man for driving without insurance.
2074. upbringing [noun]
Studies suggest that your upbringing is one of the key ingredients for success as an adult.
2075. upend [verb]
The gardener upended each seed packet to deposit all the contents into the dirt.
2076. upfront [adjective]
She’s very upfront about her feelings.
2077. uptick [noun]
Because it costs a few cents more to grow the fruit than it did before, you may see an uptick in price at the grocery store.
2078. urbane [adjective]
The magazine’s target audience is the urbane woman who is highly cultured and stylish.
2079. urbanity [noun]
The book is a pleasure to read, reminding us of its author's characteristic wit and urbanity.
2080. usurp [verb]
Local control is being usurped by central government.
2081. usury [noun]
The dishonest lender's usury caused hundreds of people to lose their homes when they failed to meet the high interest payments.
2082. vacillate [verb]
The president continues to vacillate over foreign policy.
2083. vacuous [adjective]
Since the election is over, let us hope for a break from all the vacuous speeches.
2084. vagary [noun]
It was a vagary of the weather since the temperature dropped to freezing conditions on a summer day.
2085. vainglorious [adjective]
The vainglorious trainer spent most of his time flexing his own muscles.
2086. valedictory [adjective]
Before the president leaves the White House forever, he gives a valedictory speech that is broadcasted on all major television networks.
2087. valiant [adjective]
The team made a valiant effort to take the lead in the third quarter, but they were too far behind.
2088. vanguard [noun]
He is in the vanguard of economic reform.
2089. vantage [noun]
History is often viewed from the vantage point of the winner.
2090. vapid [adjective]
The vapid entertainment did not hold the children’s attention.
2091. variegated [adjective]
Some horses have variegated coats that feature spots of brown, white, or black all over their body.
2092. vaunt [verb]
The actor likes to vaunt his good looks when he goes out on a date.
2093. venal [adjective]
The local customs officers are accused of being involved in venal practices.
2094. vendetta [noun]
He saw himself as the victim of a personal vendetta being waged by his political enemies.
2095. venerable [adjective]
The Pope is a venerable leader who is recognized for his commitment to helping others.
2096. venerate [verb]
The Bible says we should venerate our parents and our elders.
2097. veracious [adjective]
She is a veracious and trustworthy historian.
2098. veracity [noun]
Since the witness is a known enemy of the defendant, his testimony certainly needs to be evaluated for its veracity.
2099. verbose [adjective]
The verbose man took thirty minutes to give me a simple answer.
2100. verdant [adjective]
Some of the region's verdant countryside has been destroyed in the hurricane.
2101. verdict [noun]
She was adamant that the verdict of the jury was overly harsh.
2102. verge [verb]
His accusations were verging on slander.
2103. verisimilitude [noun]
She has included photographs in the book to lend verisimilitude to the story.
2104. vernal [adjective]
Although he was 50 years old, he appeared much more vernal than he actually was.
2105. versatile [adjective]
The SUV is a versatile vehicle that blends in easily on the city streets and can also handle the wilderness of the mountain trails.
2106. vertigo [noun]
Because she suffers from vertigo, it is difficult for her to walk in a straight line.
2107. vestige [noun]
These old buildings are the last vestiges of a colonial past.
2108. vex [verb]
I was vexed when the doctor arrived for my appointment over an hour late.
2109. viable [adjective]
If the project is not viable, there is no reason for us to consider it.
2110. vicissitude [noun]
Though he had many vicissitudes in life, nothing would stop him from becoming an entrepreneur.
2111. vigilant [adjective]
Although this highway is a beautiful drive, you have to stay vigilant for deer and other animals in the road.
2112. vim [noun]
Las Vegas is a fast-paced environment filled with spirited vim.
2113. vindicate [verb]
The investigation vindicated her complaint about the newspaper.
2114. vindictive [adjective]
In the movie, a lawyer's family is threatened by a vindictive former prisoner.
2115. virtuoso [noun]
He is a musical virtuoso who runs his own school of music.
2116. virulent [adjective]
A particularly virulent strain of flu has recently claimed a number of lives in the region.
She is a virulent critic of US energy policy.
2117. visage [noun]
When Roddy became angry, his visage completely changed from a charming smile to an irritated frown.
2118. viscid [adjective]
The baby wiped her thick and viscid snot with my brand-new dress.
2119. viscous [adjective]
The freshly poured tar is so viscous that warning signs have been placed around the neighborhood.
2120. visionary [adjective]
He was a visionary leader who had the foresight to lead our company in a profitable direction for many years.
2121. vitiate [verb]
Because of the obnoxious behavior of the defendant, the judge instructed the jury not to allow their personal feelings vitiate their objectivity in the case.
2122. vitreous [adjective]
Vitreous enamel, also called porcelain enamel, is a material made by fusing powdered glass to a substrate by firing.
2123. vitriol [noun]
The employee was asked to refrain from posting vitriol or critical talk about his workplace on social media.
2124. vituperate [verb]
Because the coach continued to vituperate his team with abusive talk, he was given a warning by the college dean.
2125. vivacious [adjective]
Judy Garland was bright and vivacious, with a vibrant singing voice.
2126. vivisection [noun]
When the photos of the vivisection were posted online, many people were upset at the brutal nature of killing the animals until they found it was done for scientific reasons.
2127. vociferous [adjective]
The protestors were vociferous as they screamed outside of the government building.
2128. vogue [noun]
In the 1920s, short hair for women became the vogue.
2129. volatile [adjective]
Because Mary and Frank have a volatile relationship, they often argue.
The substance is highly volatile.
2130. voluble [adjective]
After my grandfather drinks a few beers, he becomes voluble and will not stop talking.
2131. voracious [adjective]
Since I am a voracious reader, I often read two or three books a day.
The football player was a voracious eater who easily consumed two chickens during one meal.
2132. vulgar [adjective]
His manners were coarse and vulgar.
2133. waft [verb]
My children hurried to the kitchen when the scent of freshly baked cookies started to waft.
2134. wallop [verb]
Boxers wallop each other with jabs and punches.
2135. wallow [verb]
The pig wallowed in the mud.
2136. wan [adjective]
She gave me a wan smile.
2137. wane [verb]
By the late 70s, the band's popularity was beginning to wane.
2138. wanton [adjective]
He displayed a wanton disregard for the facts.
2139. ward [verb]
He used his umbrella to ward off the fierce sun.
2140. warring [adjective]
The two countries have been warring constantly for many years.
2141. wary [adjective]
I'm a little wary about giving people my address when I don't know them very well.
2142. waver [verb]
He has never wavered in his support for the leader.
2143. wax [verb]
When the population began to wax, there were fewer jobs and much more pollution in the city.
2144. wedge [verb]
He wedged the window open with a screwdriver.
2145. weed [verb]
We must weed out the yellow flowers among the onions as soon as possible.
2146. welter [verb]
She was weltering around on the ground.
2147. wend [verb]
I need to wend my way back to the cabin before night falls.
2148. whet [verb]
The president gave the journalists just enough information to whet their curiosities.
2149. whimsical [adjective]
Unfortunately, his decisions are often whimsical.
2150. whitewash [verb]
The department is trying to whitewash their incompetence.
2151. wield [verb]
The lumberjack could wield his axe with great skill.
2152. winnow [verb]
You should winnow out the inaccuracies of this paper this afternoon.
2153. winsome [adjective]
She opened her eyes and gave her mother a winsome smile.
2154. wistful [adjective]
She cast a wistful glance at the bridal gowns in the window.
2155. witticism [noun]
The comedian was beloved for his witticism.
2156. witty [adjective]
He was witty and very charming.
2157. wizened [adjective]
While the flowers arrived looking fresh and beautiful, they have grown wizened over the past few days.
2158. woo [verb]
A candidate must woo voters by making them feel important.
2159. wreak [verb]
The recent storms have wreaked havoc on crops.
2160. wry [adjective]
The girl’s wry sense of humor causes her to laugh in some inappropriate situations.
2161. xenophobia [noun]
As a foreign aid volunteer, you should not have a case of xenophobia that hinders you from socializing with people.
2162. yoke [verb]
All these different political elements have somehow been yoked together to form a new alliance.
2163. zealous [adjective]
Because my husband is a zealous supporter of the high school football team, he donates money to their organization every year.
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