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SAT Vocabulary Word List

This is a list of all the words included in the 'SAT Visual Vocab' App for the iPod Touch/iPhone. The app explains these difficult SAT words with the help of 2-3 usage sentences in the form of a short story. Each script is professionally-read for best comprehension. Text of every script is also part of the iPhone/iTouch application. Overall there is 12 hours of audio inside the app apart from cool and entertaining illustrations for learning these words.

1   abase (v) to embarrass or shame someone else; it also means to lower yourself physically or in rank
2   abdicate (v) to give up power or control      
3   abduction (n) a kidnapping, taking away or carrying someone off against his or her will
4   abet (v)   to give help to someone who is doing something wrong
5   abeyance (n) a state of temporary inactivity or  to stop for a period of time
6   abjure (v) to take back or claim that something isn't true, or to give up on your previous beliefs
7   abnegation (n) act of staying away from something    
8   abominable (adj) very unlikable, easy to hate, or disgusting  
9   abound (v) to exist in great size or large numbers    
10   abrasive (adj) something that is rough like sandpaper, or something causing friction or tension
11   abridge (v) to cut short, reduce in size or to shrink    
12   abscond (v) to make off with something secretly    
13   abstain (v) to hold back from something, avoid, or quit  
14   abstruse (adj) deep, hard to understand, or complicated  
15   abusive (adj) treating someone or something badly or being harmful or insulting
16   abysmal (adj) terrible or awful        
17   academic (adj) having to do with formal education or with teaching and learning
18   accentuate (v) to make something more important or to highlight  
19   accessory (n) an assistant, and also refers to an add-on    
20   acclivity (n) an upward slope (as of ground)    
21   accolade (n) awards, honors, or praise      
22   accommodate (v) to make room for something, to help out, to go well with, or to do a favor for someone
23   accouter (v) to give clothing and equipment to someone, especially for military service
24   accrue (v) to grow in size or number over time, to add to something slowly
25   acerbity (n) bitterness, roughness or sharpness    
26   acetic (adj) sour, acid-like, related to vinegar    
27   acidulous (adj) sour or sharp in taste or manner    
28   acquiesce (v) to agree to without protest, generally without enthusiasm
29   acrid (adj) acid, sour, biting or stinging, burning, or bitter in taste or manner
30   acrimonious (adj) bitter or harsh        
31   actuarial (adj) having to do with insurance risks and premiums  
32   acuity (n) keenness, acuteness or sharpness    
33   acumen (n) great skill, smartness      
34   adapt (v) to adjust or to change something to meet a new circumstance
35   addendum (n) an addition at the end of a book, an extra part, or something added
36   adept (adj) highly skilled or experienced in a particular area, proficient
37   adhere (v) to hold tightly, to support a certain cause, rule, or belief, or to stay attached to something
38   adjourn (v) to postpone to a later time, or to move to another room during a meeting or in court
39   adjunct (n) someone with lesser status or someone or something that provides assistance
40   admonish (v) to scold gently, to correct in a well meaning way  
41   adorn (v) to decorate, make prettier or to beautify    
42   adulterate (v) to make impure by adding something that is inferior
43   adumbrate (trv) to outline, or to foreshadow      
44   adverse (adj) bad, unfavorable, or against someone or something
45   advocacy (n) support, help, or the act of fighting for something or someone
46   advocate (v) to support, speak, or act in favor of something  
47   aegis (n)   sponsorship, leadership or protection    
48   affable (adj) friendly, easy to be around, or having good manners and pleasant speech
49   affiliation (n) a connection to or an association with someone or something
50   affinity (n) a family relationship that is not by blood but by marriage, or a natural attraction
51   affirm (trv) to say something in a positive way    
52   affix (v)   to attach, to connect, to add on, or to secure  
53   affront (n) an insult or show of disrespect    
54   aftermath (n) the results of an event, the effects or outcome of an action or situation
55   agenda (n) a plan, list of things to be done or something one hopes to accomplish
56   agglomeration (n) a cluster of something, mass of varied parts  
57   aggrandize (v) to expand something or make it bigger, to exaggerate
58   aghast (adj) to be in wonder or fear, feeling great horror, or being very upset at seeing something
59   agility (n) the ability to move or think quickly and easily  
60   agnostic (n) someone who is not certain about existence of god  
61   agog (adj) to be very excited, eager and full of interest  
62   alacrity (n) being eager, ready, and willing to do something  
63   alchemy (n) a medieval chemical science aiming to convert the base metals into gold
64   alimony (n) payment made to a former spouse to help with living expenses
65   allay (v)   to calm, to ease        
66   allege (v) to claim that something is true    
67   allegory (n) a story that symbolizes an abstract meaning  
68   alloy (n)   a combination of two or more metals    
69   allude (v) to suggest or refer to something indirectly  
70   aloft (adv) held up, in the air, flying or in a high place  
71   amalgam (n) a combination or mixture      
72   amass (v) to collect for oneself or to accumulate    
73   ambience (n) the atmosphere or feeling of a place    
74   ambivalent (adj) undecided or simultaneously having opposite or conflicting feelings, such as love and hate
75   amble (v) to walk leisurely or to stroll      
76   ambulatory (adj) able to walk        
77   ameliorate (v) to make more tolerable or to make better  
78   amenable (adj) ready to be changed or controlled    
79   amend (v) to make better or improve, and to change or revise  
80   amenities (n) pleasant qualities or behavior, or pleasant features or attractions
81   amiable (adj) having a pleasant and friendly disposition  
82   amicable (adj) friendly, pleasant, and good-natured    
83   amiss (adj) something that seems wrong about a situation, when something is not right or is out of order
84   amity (n) friendship and peaceful harmony    
85   amnesia (n) loss of memory, often caused by trauma or shock  
86   amorous (adj) being loving, full of love, having to do with sexual love
87   amorphous (adj) lacking a definite shape or form    
88   ample (adj) plenty, more than enough      
89   amplify (v) to make larger or stronger      
90   amputate (v) to cut off a limb or body part, usually during surgery
91   anachronistic (adj) out of place in a particular time period or out of chronological order
92   analgesic (n) a pain killer or a remedy for pain    
93   analogous (adj) very similar or comparable in some way    
94   anarchy (n) the complete absence of government or order  
95   anathema (n) a person or thing that is extremely hated or disliked
96   ancestry (n) family ties or all the members of your family that came before you
97   anesthetic (n) a substance that causes numbness or a loss of sensation in body
98   anguish (n) great suffering, usually from worry, grief, or pain  
99   angular (adj) having angles; it can also mean stiff and awkward  
100   animosity (n) extreme dislike, hatred, or ill will    
101   animus (n) a feeling of strong dislike or hatred    
102   annihilate (v) to destroy completely or kill      
103   annotation (n) a critical or explanatory note in a text    
104   anoint (v) to rub or sprinkle oil on, to make sacred, or to choose by divine knowledge
105   anomalous (adj) to be out of the ordinary or unusual    
106   anonymity (n) being nameless or having no personal identity  
107   antagonism (n) an opposition, tension or competition between two or more things
108   antecede (v) to come before something      
109   antecedents (n) the history or events of one's earlier life  
110   antedate (v) to happen before a particular time or date, or to assign an earlier date to something
111   anterior (adj) at or toward the front      
112   anthology (n) a collection of literary pieces in a single format, like a book
113   anthropocentric (adj) believing humans are central to and above everything in the universe
114   anthropoid (adj) looking like a human, especially certain types of apes
115   anthropologist (n) a person who studies human behavior and  nature, and the development and origins of human society
116   antipathy (n) dislike, hatred, or the object of dislike    
117   antipodal (adj) being directly opposite one another or contrary  
118   antiquated (adj) very old, behind the times, or antique    
119   antiseptic (n) any substance that stops or prevents infection  
120   antithesis (n) the exact opposite of something or someone  
121   apathy (n) lack of emotion or interest      
122   ape (v)   to copy or mimic the actions of someone    
123   aphasia (n) the loss of power to use or understand words, usually caused by brain disease or injury
124   apiary (n) a place where bees are kept      
125   apocalyptic (adj) predicting imminent disaster or total destruction  
126   apolitical (adj) not political, not concerned with politicians or the government
127   apostate (n) a person who turns against their religious beliefs, political party, or cause they used to support
128   apothegm (n) a short, wise statement or saying    
129   apotheosis (n) the elevation to the status of a god or ideal being  
130   appall (v) to horrify, shock, disgust, or revolt someone  
131   apparatus (n) the instruments, materials, tools, etc. needed for a specific purpose
132   apparition (n) a ghostly figure        
133   appease (v) to calm someone down, especially by giving in to the demands
134   appellation (n) name or title        
135   append (v) to add on or to attach      
136   application (n) the act of applying or the act of putting something on
137   apportion (v) to divide or distribute in shares, usually according to a plan
138   apposite (adj) appropriate or relevant to a situation    
139   appraise (v) to estimate the value or worth of something  
140   appreciate (v) to think well of or be grateful for; it can also means to increase in value or worth
141   apprehensive (adj) worried or anxious, or having fear of what may happen
142   apprenticeship (n) a period of learning or studying under a master in a particular field or craft
143   apprise (v) to inform or to give news      
144   approbation (n) an official approval, praise, or commendation  
145   appropriate (adj) being right or correct, or suitable    
146   appurtenance (n) something added to something else, or a piece of equipment
147   apropos (adv) at the right time or in just the right way;    
148   aquatic (adj) living in or being done on the water, or related to the ocean
149   aquiline (adj) curved or hooked        
150   arable (adj) to be ready for growing crops, suitable for plowing  
151   arbitrator (n) a third party or person who steps in to smooth over or settle a disagreement
152   arboretum (n) a place where many different types of trees and shrubs are grown for study and exhibition
153   arcade (n) a passage with an arched roof or any passageway  
154   arcane (adj) meant for or known to only a select few    
155   archaeology (n) the scientific study of ancient peoples and their cultures, by analysis of their artifacts and relics
156   archaic (adj) old and out of use        
157   archipelago (n) a group of islands or a sea that contains a group of islands
158   archive (n) a preserved collection of documents or information
159   ardent (adj) warm or intense, usually describing feelings or emotions
160   arduous (adj) difficult, exhausting or requiring lots of energy and effort
161   aria (n)   a song performed solo, as in an opera    
162   arid (adj) dry, barren, lacking in rainfall, useless, or dull  
163   aristocracy (n) the privileged minority or upper class    
164   armada (n) a large group of armed ships      
165   armistice (n) a temporary cease-fire between warring parties just before a peace treaty is made
166   arousal (n) an action or feeling that excites or stimulates  
167   arraign (v) to charge or to accuse      
168   arrant (adj) extreme, outright, notorious      
169   arrears (n) an overdue debt or being behind in payments or in work
170   arrest (v) to take into custody by legal authority    
171   arrogant (adj) full of pride and self-importance    
172   arroyo (n) a dry creek which fills with water after rain  
173   arsenal (n) a place for making and storing weapons, a storehouse, a supply, or resources
174   articulate (adj) using language clearly or spoken in a way that is easily understood
175   artifice (n) a trick, a deception, or a clever move    
176   ascendancy (n) a position in which one has control or power, or is governing
177   ascertain (v) to learn, to find out with certainty, or to discover through investigation
178   ascribe (v) to assign or attribute, as a cause or a source of something
179   aseptic (adj) germ-free; it can also mean lacking in emotion or warmth
180   ashen (adj) very gray or pale, looking like ash    
181   asinine (adj) stupid, foolish, or lacking good sense or intelligence
182   askew (adj) out of line, or off center      
183   aspersion (n) a damaging remark about someone or something, or verbal abuse
184   assay (v)   to test, to analyze, to try or attempt to analyze the ingredients of something
185   assent (v) to agree to or to approve      
186   assert (v) to insist on something or to state strongly  
187   assiduous (adj) very dedicated and determined; one who does things with great care
188   assimilate (v) to absorb or incorporate, to become like, or to adapt
189   assonance (n) similarity of vowel sounds or repetition of vowels  
190   assuage (v) to ease the pain, to soothe, or to pacify    
191   astral (adj) related to stars or star-like      
192   astringent (adj) having a harsh or biting quality; bitter or sharp  
193   astronomical (adj) related to astronomy; it also means extremely large in numbers or quantities
194   astute (adj) very clever, smart and perceptive    
195   asunder (adj) cut apart or being apart in direction or position  
196   asylum (n) a place that offers safety; a hospital or sanctuary  
197   atheistic (adj) related to a disbelief in god, or rejecting god's existence
198   atone (v) to reconcile or make up for a mistake    
199   atrocity (n) a horrible, violent or cruel act      
200   atrophy (n) wasting away, especially of body tissue, muscle, or organ
201   attenuate (v) to weaken or to lessen the severity, intensity, or value of something
202   attest (v) to declare or show that something is true  
203   attribute (n) a characteristic or quality of a person or thing  
204   attrition (n) wearing away, a normal loss of workers or members by retirement or dying
205   atypical (adj) not typical or characteristic      
206   audacious (adj) courageous, or having a devil-may-care attitude  
207   audit (n)   an examination of financial records for a person or business
208   auditory (adj) having to do with hearing      
209   augury (n) a foretelling of the future, a prediction, or the ability to tell the future
210   aureole (n) a ring of light often like a halo      
211   auroral (adj) connected to or similar to the northern lights  
212   auspicious (adj) of good omen for the future, favorable or promising
213   authoritarian (adj) believing in, relating to, or enforcing unquestioning obedience to authority
214   authoritative (adj) truthful, reliable, or having expert knowledge  
215   autocratic (adj) like a tyrant, assertion of total authority    
216   automaton (n) a machine designed to work automatically by following a predetermined actions, a robot
217   autopsy (n) an examination of a dead body, or any detailed inspection
218   auxiliary (adj) giving help or aid, reserve      
219   avant-garde (adj) descriptive of leaders in new fashion, art, literary, or architectural movements
220   avenge (v) to get revenge for an injury or wrongdoing  
221   aver (v)   to state positively or declare to be true    
222   aversion (n) an extreme dislike for something, or a strong reaction against something
223   avert (v)   to turn away from or to keep from happening  
224   aviary (n) a place where birds are kept      
225   avocation (n) any activity that is done in addition to one's regular work, usually for enjoyment
226   avuncular (adj) of or like an uncle        
227   awe (n)   a feeling of amazement, fear, admiration and/or respect
228   axiom (n) something that's generally accepted as true or self-evident
229   bacchanalian (adj) related to a drunken festival or wild partying  
230   badger (v) to bother or to nag        
231   badinage (n) playful conversation or speak in a witty manner  
232   baffle (v) to confuse or frustrate someone    
233   baleful (adj) harmful, threatening, evil in effect or intent  
234   balk (v)   to refuse to do something, to stop short of something
235   ballast (n) anything heavy carried in a ship, airplane or vehicle in order to give stability
236   ballyhoo (n) loud talk or a noisy uproar      
237   balmy (adj) pleasant, soothing, or mild      
238   banal (adj) ordinary, common place or unoriginal    
239   bandy (v) to throw or pass back and forth    
240   bane (n)   something that cause deadly harm or ruin  
241   bantering (adj) funny in tone or attitude, joking    
242   barb (n)   a spike, a sharp point, or a mean comment or remark
243   bard (n)   someone who writes poems, a poet    
244   barrage (n) an unending attack, a bombing, or an overwhelming outpouring
245   barren (adj) unfruitful, lifeless, or unable to produce    
246   barricade (n) a barrier thrown up quickly for defense    
247   barterer (n) a person who does business by trading goods without using money
248   bask (v)   to relax in warmth or be satisfied    
249   bastion (n) a fortified place of strong defense    
250   bauble (n) a pretty but cheap ornament; the scepter carried by a court jester
251   bawdy (adj) funny but indecent, or vulgar humor    
252   beam (n) a long piece of wood, metal, or other material used mainly to support weight
253   beatific (adj) making someone or something blissful, blessed, or pure
254   beatitude (n) a state of perfect happiness or being blessed  
255   bedizen (v) to dress or decorate in a cheap, showy way  
256   bedlam (n) a scene of great confusion and wildness or great uproar
257   bedraggle (v) to make wet, limp and dirty      
258   beeline (n) a straight line or direct route      
259   befuddle (v) to confuse someone      
260   begrudge (v) to feel ill will or to regard someone or something with displeasure or resentment
261   behest (n) an order, a directive or a strong request    
262   belie (v)   to tell lies, to misrepresent, or to prove false  
263   bellicose (adj) warlike, ready to attack or eager to fight    
264   belligerent (adj) hostile, inclined to fight, or aggressive    
265   bemoan (v) to express grief about someone or something  
266   bemused (adj) puzzled or confused      
267   benediction (n) a blessing or good wishes      
268   beneficiary (n) someone who benefits from something    
269   benevolent (adj) kind, good-hearted, or generous    
270   benign (adj) good-natured and kindly; causing no harm  
271   bent (adj) determined, committed and eager    
272   bequeath (v) to hand down or to leave to another through a last will and testament
273   berate (v) to attack verbally, to criticize or scold strongly  
274   bereave (trv) to deprive someone of something and leave in sad or lonely state
275   bereft (adj) to be deprived of something      
276   berserk (adj) in a state of violent or destructive rage    
277   beseech (v) to beg or plead for something      
278   beset (v) to cover, attack, or surround on all sides    
279   besiege (v) to surround with armed force      
280   besmirch (v) to soil or to bring dishonor to someone or something
281   bestial (adj) behaving like a beast      
282   bestow (v) to give or present as a gift      
283   betray (v) to help an enemy, to disclose secret information or reveal unknowingly
284   bias (n)   prejudice or tendency; it can also mean a diagonal direction
285   bicameral (adj) a legislative body with two branches or houses  
286   bicker (v) to have a silly fight or to argue over unimportant things
287   bilious (adj) being bad-tempered or feeling ill; it can refer to someone suffering from liver disease
288   bilk (v)   to cheat or to trick someone      
289   billowing (adj) flowing in a large mass      
290   bivouac (n) a temporary encampment or shelter, often out in the open
291   bizarre (adj) very strange or odd        
292   blanch (v) to whiten, to lose color or bleach    
293   bland (adj) pleasantly mild and soothing, not sharp or harsh; it also means tasteless or flavorless
294   blare (n)   a loud noise        
295   blase (adj) feeling or acting bored after having experienced something to excess
296   blasphemy (n) any disrespectful remark or action against god or religion
297   blatant (adj) conspicuous, often to the point of being offensive  
298   bleak (adj) bare, cold, and gloomy      
299   blighted (adj) injured or diseased        
300   blithe (adj)  carefree, cheerful or showing no concern  
301   bloated (adj) swollen or puffed up; it can also refer to a swelling in the abdomen, usually due to liquid
302   bludgeon (n) a club          
303   bluff (adj) bold, outspoken or blunt      
304   blunder (n) a clumsy or careless move or a foolish or stupid mistake
305   blurt (v)   to say something quickly without thinking  
306   bluster (v) to blow in loud gusts      
307   bode (v)   to predict or to be an omen of something: often used in conjunction with ill or well.
308   bogus (adj) fake or not real        
309   bohemian (adj) artistic, unconventional, often itinerant    
310   bolster (v) to support or to strengthen      
311   bombardment (n) an attack with artillery      
312   bombastic (adj) to be characterized by grand, dramatic gestures, inflated and overblown
313   bon vivant (n) someone who enjoys the good life, especially through good food and drink
314   booming (adj) very active, busy or loud      
315   boon (n)   something to be thankful for or something that is asked for
316   boorish (adj) behaving in a rude manner      
317   botch (v) to do something carelessly or clumsily    
318   bountiful (adj) unusually large, or giving freely and generously  
319   bourgeois (adj) wanting material things      
320   bovine (adj) like a cow; slow and dull      
321   bowdlerize (v) to cleanup or alter written work so as to make it less controversial
322   boycott (v) to refuse to buy, sell, or use something as a means of punishment
323   braggart (n) a person who is cocky and brags a lot    
324   brawn (n) strong, well-developed muscles    
325   brazen (adj) bold and unashamed, or extremely cocky  
326   breach (n) a break or tear; it also means failure to follow the terms of an agreement
327   breadth (n) general size, scope, distance from side to side, or the extent of something
328   brindled (adj) gray with dark spots, a spotty pattern    
329   bristling (adj) angry and offended        
330   brittle (adj) easily broken or shattered, or being hard and inflexible
331   broach (v) to mention, to suggest or to introduce something as a topic of conversation
332   bromide (n) a cliche, boring or ordinary statement that is repeated often
333   brooch (n) a piece of jewelry that attaches to a shirt with a pin or a decorative clasp
334   brouhaha (n) turmoil, heated confrontation or huge fight over something small
335   browbeat (v) to bully, to pressure someone into doing something or to intimidate
336   browse (v) to look casually at something, to look without a clear purpose
337   brunt (n) the full force of something      
338   brusque (adj) rough and abrupt in manner or speech    
339   buccaneer (n) a pirate          
340   buffet (v) to hit with violent blows, to punch or slap  
341   buffoonery (n) something that's ridiculous and funny but can be seen as rude or embarrassing
342   bullion (n) gold or silver in the form of bars or coins    
343   bulwark (n) a structure that acts as a defense, something that protects from outside danger
344   bungalow (n) a small, one-storey house      
345   bungle (v) to make a mess of something or to do something awkwardly and ineptly
346   buoyant (adj) tending to float or rise in liquid or in air; it can also mean having a light and cheerful spirit
347   bureaucracy (n) a group of administrative govt officials and departments
348   burgeon (v) to grow rapidly, multiply and bloom    
349   burlesque (v) to imitate in a comical or mocking manner, or to parody
350   burly (adj) large-bodied, big and husky      
351   burnish (v) to make something shiny      
352   buttress (v) to support or reinforce something, often with brick, wood, or stone
353   buxom (adj) healthy, plump, and jolly      
354   byzantine (adj) characteristic of the ancient byzantine empire; complex
355   cadaver (n) a dead body        
356   cajole (v) to persuade with flattery or sweet talk    
357   callous (adj) indifferent or insensitive to other people's feelings
358   calorific (adj) something or someone who produces heat  
359   camaraderie (n) loyalty and friendship among a group of people  
360   candid (adj) honest in what one writes or says    
361   candor (n) the straight-forward, or quality of being fair, honest, and frank
362   cantankerous (adj) cranky, unpleasant or hard to get along with  
363   captious (adj) objecting to something or being critical of something
364   careen (v) to sway or lurch sideways, especially while moving rapidly
365   carnal (adj) related to the body as opposed to the spiritual; it also means having to do with sexual experience
366   castigate (v) to criticize or punish severely, especially to correct a behavior
367   cataclysm (n) a disaster, great upheaval that causes sudden and often violent changes
368   categorical (adj) absolute, direct, without conditions    
369   catharsis (n) a release of tensions or purifying of the emotions  
370   catholic (adj) universal, of a general scope or wide-ranging  
371   caucus (n) a meeting of leaders to decide on policy, pick candidates, etc
372   causal (adj) relating to cause and effect      
373   cavalcade (n) a procession such as of horsemen and carriages  
374   cavil (v)   to complain, to find fault unnecessarily    
375   celibate (adj) related to avoidance of sexual activities, or unmarried
376   chafe (v) to wear away by rubbing or to warm by rubbing; it also means to irritate or annoy
377   chaff (n)   waste or debris; the word can also be used as a verb, meaning to tease good-naturedly
378   chagrin (n) a feeling of embarrassment and annoyance  
379   chary (adj) being very careful about danger    
380   chastise (v) to discipline, to criticize sharply, or to scold  
381   chauvinist (adj) one who has extreme devotion to one's gender, race, country, etc
382   chimerical (adj) imaginary, fantastic, or absurd      
383   choleric (adj) having or showing a quick temper, irritable  
384   churlish (adj) one who is mean and rude or grumpy    
385   chutzpah (n) shameless boldness, arrogance and nerve  
386   clamber (v) to climb with effort, usually clumsily    
387   clamor (n) a loud noise or outcry such as a shout, demand, or complaint
388   cliche (n) an idea that's been repeated too much  
389   coagulate (v) to thicken into a mass; to clot      
390   coerce (v) to force or compel someone to do something  
391   coiffure (n) a way of styling the hair, hairstyle    
392   commandeer (v) to take something by force or to force someone into military service
393   commensurate (adj) to be proportionate to in size or correspond in extent
394   commiserate (v) to sympathize with, to show sorrow for, or to offer condolences
395   commodious (adj) offering plenty of room or space    
396   commodity (n) a useful item or product for sale    
397   complacent (adj) being self-satisfied and uncritically pleased with one's circumstances
398   complaisant (adj) willing to please or oblige      
399   compliant (adj) tending to obey        
400   comport (v) to conduct oneself in a particular way; it also means to agree or be appropriate
401   concerted (adj) mutually arranged or agreed upon; coordinated  
402   conciliatory (adj) making peace or attempting to solve a dispute through goodwill
403   concise (adj) brief and to the point      
404   concomitant (adj) existing along with something else, accompanying, or associating with it
405   congenial (adj) agreeable in tastes and temperament    
406   congruent (adj) being consistent or in agreement    
407   connubial (adj) the state of being married      
408   conscript (v) to force into service for the government or to enroll in the armed forces
409   consign (trv) to give something to another      
410   consign (v) to hand something over or to set something apart  
411   consternation (n) a great fear or shock causing helplessness  
412   continence (n) moderation, abstinence or self-restraint    
413   contumely (n) an act or statement that offends someone's pride or sense of dignity; harsh treatment
414   conviction (n) a strong belief in something, or a determination  
415   convivial (adj) being fun-loving, festive or joyful    
416   cornucopia (n) abundance or a large amount of something  
417   correlation (n) a relationship between two things    
418   cow (v)   to make one timid by filling with fear or to frighten  
419   cower (v) to shrink or tremble from fear      
420   coy (adj)   behaving in a shy manner, hesitant to reveal information. it also means to be flirtatious
421   craven (adj) very cowardly or fearful      
422   credulous (adj) tending to believe too readily, or easily convinced  
423   crestfallen (adj) disappointed, disheartened or feeling low  
424   cultivate (v) to grow crops or prepare the soil for growing something; to nurture
425   cynosure (n) a person or a thing that is the center of attention  
426   dabble (v) to do something lightly, superficially, or not seriously
427   dapper (adj) very neatly and fashionably dressed    
428   debase (v) to lower in value, quality, character or dignity  
429   debauch (v) to corrupt, or lead away from morals    
430   debilitate (v) to weaken,  to sicken or to harm    
431   decimate (trv) to destroy something thoroughly    
432   delirious (adj) suffering from extreme mental excitement or being extremely confused
433   deluge (n) an overwhelming amount of something    
434   demote (v) to reduce to a lower grade or rank    
435   denounce (v) to speak out against or to condemn    
436   deride (v) to laugh at or make fun of someone or something  
437   derivative (adj) created from another source or unoriginal  
438   descry (v) to look over or to discover by searching hard  
439   deter (v) to prevent, to discourage, or to keep from doing something
440   devoid (adj) empty or lacking        
441   dialect (n) a regional or a socially distinct variety of a language
442   diatribe (n) a harsh verbal attack, sharp criticism or rant  
443   dichotomy (n) a division into two parts, groups, or halves  
444   diction (n) a way of speaking, including choice of words, pronunciation, and so on
445   dictum (n) an authoritative pronouncement; a popular saying  
446   diffident (adj) being shy or lacking self-confidence    
447   diffuse (adj) scattered across a wide area, broadly distributed  
448   dilettante (n) an amateur, usually in connection with the arts  
449   diligent (adj) tending to do something with careful and steady effort
450   din (n)   very loud noise or confusing sounds    
451   discord (n) disagreement or conflict; it can also means a harsh noise
452   discourse (n) a formal discussion about a subject, like a speech, sermon, or long written work
453   distend (v) to grow larger, to expand      
454   diverse (adj) varied and different      
455   doctrine (n) a body of teachings in a branch of knowledge or belief system
456   doff (v)   to take off clothes; it also means to lift a hat in a greeting
457   dolt (n)   someone who is stupid or dense    
458   don (v)   to put on a garment or other item of clothing  
459   dossier (n) a file, usually documents or records about someone
460   dotard (n) an old or feeble person, often one who is foolish  
461   drawl (v) to speak slowly, especially by drawing out the vowels
462   droll (adj) amusing in an odd way      
463   dross (n) the waste or impurities removed from refined metal; inferior or a trivial matter
464   eccentric (adj) unusual or extraordinary      
465   edifying (adj) enlightening, uplifting, instructive and inspiring  
466   efficacious (adj) producing a desired effect or having the intended result
467   elaborate (adj) developed in great detail      
468   elucidate (v) to make clear or to explain effectively    
469   emanate (v) to derive or to originate      
470   embellish (v) to decorate or improve using small details; it also means to add imaginary details to a story
471   emend (v) to correct text, usually a scholarly text    
472   emollient (adj) something or someone who has a calming effect; it can also refer to avoiding an argument
473   emollient (n) something that soothes the skin, like a lotion or cream
474   emulate (v) to try to equal by imitating or copying    
475   encomium (n) formal praise        
476   endeavor (n) a difficult effort, a tough challenge    
477   endemic (adj) native to a particular area      
478   engaging (adj) attractive or pleasant      
479   ensign (n) a banner or a flag. it also means a navy officer  
480   epigram (n) a short poem or statement that's clever or amusing
481   epistemology (n) the philosophical study of knowledge itself  
482   epitaph (n) an inscription on a tomb or gravestone in memory of the person buried there
483   eschew (v) to give up or avoid something      
484   esoteric (adj) understood by only a few      
485   esprit (n) liveliness of mind and expression    
486   espy (v)   to see from a distance or to spy something far away
487   estrange (v) to turn one's affections away from another person; it also means to remove or to keep apart
488   euphemism (n) a mild-sounding word or phrase to describe something that's actually much worse
489   exegesis (n) the interpretation of a text; explanation of religious, legal or literary work
490   exemplar (n) a model, something deserving to be imitated  
491   exhaustive (adj) leaving nothing out, covering every detail  
492   exhort (v) to urge with strong advice or warning    
493   existential (adj) related to existence      
494   expound (v) to explain in great detail, to discuss at length  
495   extirpate (trv) to destroy or get rid of something    
496   extol (v)   to praise highly or admire      
497   facilitate (trv) to enable something or make it easier    
498   fathom (v) to understand thoroughly or to measure the depth of something
499   feign (v)   to pretend, imagine, or make up such as a story or excuse
500   fetter (v) to chain or tie up., to restrict      
501   fickle (adj) changeable in interest, loyalty, affection, etc  
502   filibuster (v) to prevent a bill from being passed by delaying a vote with long speeches
503   fledgling (adj) new or inexperienced      
504   flourish (v) to grow in a healthy way, to thrive, or to succeed  
505   fluke (n)   a chance occurrence, usually in a positive way  
506   forestall (v) to prevent or hinder by doing something ahead of time
507   forfeit (trv) to give up or lose the use of something    
508   frivolous (adj) of little value or importance      
509   fulminate (v) to explode suddenly or violently; it also means to shout forth criticism
510   fusillade (n) a number of shots fired, usually at the same time  
511   futile (adj) that which could not succeed despite great effort  
512   gaffe (n)   a blunder or a mistake which results in an awkward situation
513   garish (adj) tastelessly showy        
514   garrulous (adj) talkative and irritating      
515   gauche (adj) crude or lacking grace      
516   genesis (n) the beginning of something; it also refers to the first book of the bible
517   geniality (n) extreme niceness, kindliness or friendliness  
518   germane (adj) to the point, relevant      
519   girder (n) a large support beam, usually supporting the framework of a building or a bridge
520   gist (n)   the main point of something, the essence or substance
521   glib (adj) speaking without thinking or concern; to speak casually
522   gloat (v)   to show mean-spirited happiness, to be happy about someone's bad luck or misfortune
523   glutton (n) a greedy eater, or someone who has a large capacity to absorb
524   gouge (trv) to cut or scoop out        
525   gourmand (n) a lover of good food, often to excess    
526   grandiose (adj) grand or affectedly grand      
527   grapple (v) to struggle with or hold on tightly to something  
528   grievance (n) a cause for a complaint, or displeasure from a feeling of having been wronged
529   grill (v)   to question relentlessly; it also means to cook over a flame
530   grovel (v) to plead, beg or act humbly in a false way  
531   gruff (adj) very rude; it can also mean harsh, as a voice  
532   guileless (adj) naive or straightforward      
533   gullible (adj) naive, easily deceived or cheated    
534   gustatory (adj) related to the sense of taste      
535   hap (n)   fortune or an occurrence      
536   harangue (n) a long, blustering speech or a rant    
537   harry (v)   to assault or to annoy with repeated attacks  
538   heckler (n) someone who continuously interrupts, taunts or harasses someone else
539   hedonistic (adj) one who is self-indulgent, seeking pleasure and avoiding pain
540   hegemony (n) a predominant influence or dominance of one group or state over another
541   heresy (n) a belief that is opposed to the orthodox or established views and opinions
542   hermetic (adj) totally sealed; enclosed      
543   heterodoxy (n) being outside of the accepted belief or established doctrine
544   hierarchy (n) an organization with people or things arranged in different ranks
545   hieroglyphics (n) ancient egyptian writing, usually in the form of pictures
546   histrionic (adj) overly dramatic or over-acting      
547   hoard (v) to store something away for future use without sharing it
548   hoary (adj) gray with age, very old      
549   homeopathy (n) a system of medical treatment where some diseases can be cured by giving healthy patients small doses of drugs that would produce symptoms like those in the disease
550   hypothesis (n) an educated guess        
551   hypothetical (adj) based on an unproven theory      
552   iconoclast (n) someone who attacks others' religious beliefs or images
553   impartial (adj) not favoring anyone; without prejudice    
554   impasse (n) a deadlock, a road with no exit    
555   implacable (adj) unable to be eased or appeased    
556   imply (v) to suggest without saying so directly    
557   improvident (adj) failing to provide for the future; incautious  
558   inborn (adj) existing from birth, inherited      
559   incongruous (adj) lacking harmony or agreement, or being absurd  
560   indelible (adj) permanent, lasting or unforgettable    
561   indolence (n) disliking or avoiding work; idleness, laziness  
562   indomitable (adj) not easily defeated or discouraged, or invincible  
563   ineluctable (adj) inescapable, something that can't be avoided
564   inevitable (adj) that which cannot be avoided, certain to happen  
565   iniquitous (adj) grossly improper, unjust or wicked    
566   innate (adj) existing naturally, often from birth    
567   inscrutable (adj) difficult to understand, unreadable    
568   insular (adj) standing alone or isolated; it also means provincial and narrow-minded
569   interregnum (n) a period of time or break between two successive governments
570   intimate (n) someone who is a close friend      
571   intractable (adj) hard to manage or stubborn      
572   inured (adj) being used to something difficult or painful  
573   invective (n) an insult or sharp and nasty criticism    
574   inveigle (v) to persuade someone with kind words, to flatter to get something you want
575   invidious (adj) extremely unpleasant or offensive    
576   invigorate (v) to fill with energy or to enliven    
577   inviolable (adj) secure from harm, safe from danger, or something that can't be crossed
578   invocation (n) request to god or spirit for help or protection  
579   invulnerable (adj) very secure, something that can't be hurt  
580   iota (n)   a very small amount, extremely small quantity  
581   irascible (adj) easily angered or quick-tempered    
582   irate (adj) angry or extremely upset      
583   irreverence (n) disrespect        
584   itinerant (adj) traveling around or migrant      
585   jaded (adj) worn out; made insensitive by excess    
586   jargon (n) refers to words or terms used by people in specific fields or occupations
587   jaundiced (adj) affected by negative feelings or being prejudiced or biased
588   jaunt (n)   a short trip for pleasure      
589   jaunty (adj) buoyantly self-confident or dapper    
590   jettison (v) to throw overboard or to get rid of things so as to achieve stability in a vessel or aircraft
591   jingoist (n) someone who shows extreme nationalism  
592   jocose (adj) playful or humorous      
593   jollity (n) great happiness, merriness, and joy    
594   jubilant (adj) triumphant or thrilled      
595   judicious (adj) having good judgment or being balanced and wise  
596   juggernaut (n) something with great power and force that destroys everything in its path
597   junta (n)   a small group that rules a country after a revolution  
598   jurisprudence (n) the philosophy of law or the collected system of legal rulings
599   jut (v)   to protrude or to stick out past the ordinary limit  
600   juxtapose (v) to put things side by side to compare them  
601   kernel (n) inner part of a seed or, more generally, the central part of something
602   killjoy (n) someone who ruins the fun      
603   kindle (v) to build or light a fire, to inspire, or to become bright
604   kindred (adj) very much alike, having much in common or being related in some way
605   kleptomaniac (n) someone who has the uncontrollable impulse to steal
606   knave (n) a villain, someone without decency or honesty  
607   knell (n)   the ominous sound of a bell or a signal of disaster  
608   knoll (n)   a small slope or incline, small hill    
609   labyrinth (n) a maze or a confusing network of passages  
610   laceration (n) a deep cut or wound      
611   lachrymose (adj) causing or inclined to shed tears    
612   lackluster (adj) lacking in brightness, energy or vitality    
613   laconic (adj) brief with words, concise or something said with few words
614   laggard (n) one who is slow and falls behind or a slowpoke  
615   lampoon (v) to make fun of or to mock      
616   languish (v) to lose vigor and vitality, to become weak  
617   languor (n) a lack of energy, lack of interest or spirit    
618   lap (v)   to drink liquid, usually by dipping it up with one's tongue
619   larceny (n) theft, robbery        
620   larder (n) a place where food is stored, pantry    
621   lassitude (n) feeling of being tired, or weariness of mind or body; it also means a condition of indifference
622   laudable (adj) worthy of being praised or honored    
623   lavish (adj) occurring in great amounts; it also means generous in giving or spending
624   leaven (v) to lighten and/or cause to rise      
625   leery (adj) cautious, skeptical or attentive    
626   legerdemain (n) sleight of hand, trickery, or manipulation  
627   lethargy (n) a great lack of energy, sluggishness or dullness  
628   leverage (n) an increased means of accomplishing a purpose with increased influence
629   levitate (v) to hover or cause to rise and float in the air  
630   levy (v)   to issue a tax or fine, to demand payment for something
631   lexicographer (n) one who writes or compiles a dictionary    
632   liability (n) a disadvantage, drawback or unnecessary burden  
633   libel (n)   a false statement written out of a desire to damage someone's reputation
634   libretto (n) the words of an opera or similar musical composition
635   licentious (adj) immoral and improper, especially in regards to sexual activity
636   lilliputian (adj) tiny, extremely small      
637   limber (adj) flexible or being able to bend one's body easily
638   limerick (n) a short humorous five-line poem    
639   limpid (adj) perfectly clear, transparent, or unclouded  
640   linchpin (n) a pin that attaches the wheel to the axle; it also means a vital element
641   lineage (n) a line of descendants or members of the same group or family
642   liniment (n) a soothing liquid or gel that's rubbed on injured skin
643   lionize (v) to treat a person as a celebrity      
644   lissome (adj) having a flexible body, athletic    
645   lithe (adj) being easily bendable or flexible    
646   litigant (n) someone involved in a lawsuit    
647   loll (v)   to lean or lounge in a relaxed manner    
648   lugubrious (adj) deeply sad and gloomy in an exaggerated way  
649   lumen (n) a unit of measure for the flow of light    
650   mace (n) an ancient weapon with a spiked ball on one end, also a ceremonial staff
651   macerate (v) to soften or break down into parts, usually by soaking in a liquid
652   machinations (n) secret plots or schemes, usually with evil intent  
653   madrigal (n) a short, poetic song for 2-3 voices, with no music  
654   maelstrom (n) a large whirlpool or a confused or disorderly state of things
655   magnanimous (adj) very generous and kind      
656   malapropism (n) a comical or embarrassing misuse of words  
657   malcontent (adj) someone who is discontented or rebellious  
658   malediction (n) a curse, cruel words        
659   malefactor (n) someone who does harm, a bad person, like a criminal
660   malevolent (adj) wishing harm to someone, showing ill will or mean-spirited
661   malfeasance (n) wrongdoing or misconduct, specially by a public figure
662   malicious (adj) having or showing ill will, wicked    
663   malleable (adj) able to be hammered, pounded, or pressed into shapes without breaking
664   mandate (n) an authoritative command or order    
665   manifest (v) to make clear or evident, to reveal, or to appear  
666   manifesto (n) a public declaration of motives and intentions by a government, person, or group
667   manumit (v) to set free, as from slavery      
668   marginal (adj) being on the outer or lower limits, borderline  
669   marquee (n) refers to the area that hangs over the entrance of a theater
670   martial (adj) warlike or military        
671   martinet (n) someone who is strict or who sticks to the rules  
672   masochist (adj) one who receives pleasure from being dominated, mistreated, or hurt physically
673   matriarch (n) a woman who rules her family or tribe; it can also mean a highly respected elderly woman
674   maudlin (adj) overly emotional, sappy      
675   maul (v)   to injure by beating or tearing      
676   maverick (n) someone who takes an independent stand; it can also mean a wild, unbranded animal that has strayed
677   mawkish (adj) emotional to the point of being unpleasant  
678   meander (v) to take a winding or aimless course    
679   meddlesome (adj) being inclined to interfere or tamper with something or someone
680   medley (n) a diverse mix, a jumble of things    
681   meek (adj) submissive, lacking initiatives; mild in nature  
682   melee (n) a fight involving several people, a chaotic battle or brawl
683   mellifluous (adj) like honey, sweet and smooth      
684   menagerie (n) a collection of wild or exotic animals kept for exhibition; or an unusual and varied group
685   mendicant (n) a person who lives by begging      
686   menial (adj) fit for servants, basic, or low      
687   mercenary (adj) working for payment only or motivated by a desire for money, especially a soldier paid to serve in a foreign military
688   mesmerize (v) to hypnotize, captivate, or spellbind    
689   metaphor (n) a word or phrase that draws a comparison between two unlike things
690   metaphysical (adj) abstract or related to philosophical discussions around reality, truth and being etc
691   metaphysics (n) the branch of philosophy that seeks to explain the nature of being or reality
692   meticulous (adj) extremely or excessively careful about details  
693   mettle (n) an inherent quality of character or courage  
694   miasma (n) a poisonous atmosphere, sickening air or something like it
695   microcosm (n) a little world, miniature      
696   migratory (adj) relates to animals or other creatures that move from place to place
697   milieu (n) cultural and social surroundings, environment  
698   mimic (trv) to imitate or copy something else    
699   minion (n) an employee, hireling, or subordinate    
700   minutiae (n) small or relatively unimportant details    
701   mirth (n) joyfulness or merriment, especially when characterized by laughter
702   misanthrope (n) someone who hates other people    
703   miscellany (n) a miscellaneous collection or assortment  
704   misdemeanor (n) any minor offense for which the punishment is typically a fine or short imprisonment
705   modicum (n) a small amount, a bit      
706   modulate (v) to change or to tone down      
707   mollycoddle (n) an excessively pampered boy      
708   molt (v)   to shed an outer covering, such as skin, feathers, etc
709   monastic (adj) secluded and simple, often monk-like    
710   monolithic (adj) massive, solid and uniform in appearance  
711   montage (n) combining several elements (especially images) into one composition
712   moratorium (n) an authorized suspension or stopping of some specific activity
713   morbid (adj) gruesome or preoccupied with death. it can also mean extremely unhealthy
714   mores (n) actions, behaviors, or manners that are socially accepted without question
715   moribund (adj) dying or coming to an end      
716   morose (adj) miserable, sad or gloomy      
717   mortician (n) someone who works with dead bodies and prepares them for burial or cremation
718   mortify (v) to degrade or to cause to feel shame or humiliation
719   mosaic (n) art made with small bits of material like stone or glass to form a larger image
720   mote (n) a small speck, usually of dirt or dust, a fragment  
721   motif (n) a theme or subject that appears in an artistic work  
722   motley (adj) containing a great variety such as being multi-colored
723   mottled (adj) spotted          
724   multiform (adj) having different shapes or different kinds, diverse  
725   munificent (adj) willing to give, feeling selfless and generous  
726   musty (adj) a stale smell or being outdated    
727   myriad (n) variety, a great number of things    
728   natty (adj) excessively neat and fashionable    
729   neologism (n) a new word or a new way of speaking    
730   neonate (n) a newborn child        
731   neutral (adj) not taking part in either side of a dispute or quarrel, or a war
732   niggling (adj) being overly concerned with or requiring great attention to small details
733   nirvana (n) a state of bliss, state of perfect calm or peace  
734   noisome (adj) disgusting, offensive, gross, or harmful    
735   nonplus (v) to confuse or to puzzle      
736   nostrum (n) a medicine of questionable value    
737   novel (adj) new and unusual, especially being the first of its kind, unique
738   noxious (adj) harmful, upsetting or causing damage    
739   nullity (n) a state of nothingness or something that is not valid
740   nuptial (adj) related to a marriage ceremony    
741   obeisance (n) a gesture showing honor or respect    
742   obfuscation (n) something that causes confusion, unclear  
743   oblique (adj) indirect or not straightforward      
744   obstreperous (adj) noisy, unruly, or hard to control    
745   obtuse (adj) lacking in insight or intellect, or slow to comprehend; it also means not sharp or pointed
746   obviate (v) to make unnecessary      
747   officious (adj) overly eager to serve or to advise, usually in a bossy way
748   ogle (v)   to look at with great attention, often in an sexual way
749   ominous (adj) threatening or suggesting something bad is on the way
750   operetta (n) a light, amusing opera with spoken dialogue  
751   opus (n)   a musical composition or literary work    
752   oracular (adj) being like an oracle, offering wisdom that seems to come from god
753   oratory (n) ability to speak well in public      
754   ordinate (adj) the arrangement of things in regular rows  
755   ornithologist (n) a scientist who studies birds      
756   ovation (n) a long round of applause, lengthy cheers    
757   overt (adj) clearly evident or obvious      
758   overwrought (adj) overworked or fatigued; it can also mean very nervous or excited
759   paean (n) a song or a few words of praise or tribute  
760   palatable (adj) agreeable to the taste      
761   palliate (v) to bring some relief or comfort    
762   pallid (adj) unusually pale, weak, or lacking intensity or spirit  
763   palpitate (v) to beat rapidly, especially one's heart  
764   paltry (adj) extremely small and worthless    
765   pan (v)   to criticize severely        
766   panache (n) having a lot of style and flair      
767   pander (v) to give satisfaction to someone, often in order to gain something yourself
768   panegyric (n) statements of great appreciation, usually very formal
769   pantomime (n) a performance that contains no words, only actions and gestures
770   paradigm (n) a model or a set of beliefs      
771   paragon (n) an example of excellence, a positive model  
772   paraphernalia (n) equipment or apparatus      
773   pariah (n) someone who is cast out of a group or someone who is hated and avoided
774   parochial (adj) related to a local church; it also means narrow or limited in scope
775   peccadillo (n) a minor or petty offense, or a slight fault    
776   peerless (adj) without equals, superior to everything, champion  
777   penury (n) severe poverty        
778   perennial (n) a plant that lives all seasons or for several years  
779   perfunctory (adj) mechanical, unthinking, having little interest  
780   perplex (trv) to confuse or puzzle      
781   perquisite (n) a special privilege, or perk      
782   pious (adj) having or showing religious devotion    
783   pluck (v)   to pick or pull on something      
784   preclude (trv) to make something impossible, usually in advance, shut out
785   precursor (n) something that comes before      
786   predilection (n) having a preference or liking for someone or something
787   preen (v) to groom oneself excessively      
788   prelude (n) the introduction to a main event, performance, or action
789   prodigal (n) a person who wastes his money and means  
790   profuse (adj) plentiful or generous      
791   prompt (trv) to cause something to happen, provoke or trigger  
792   propensity (n) a natural tendency to something, inclination or bias
793   propriety (n) the quality of being proper, acceptable, or decent  
794   provocative (adj) stimulating, as in provoking an action, thought, or feeling
795   purist (n) one who follows strict, often formal, rules and observances
796   putrefy (v) to spoil, to become rotten      
797   quack (n) someone who pretends to have knowledge or skill that he or she does not really have
798   quagmire (n) a difficult position; it can also mean wet, boggy ground
799   quaint (adj) charmingly old-fashioned or unusual in character  
800   quandary (n) an uncertain and confusing situation or position  
801   quarantine (n) an isolation or restriction placed upon individuals or things so to stop a disease from spreading
802   quasi (adj) having some similarities; it is often hyphenated as a prefix to a noun, adjective, or adverb
803   queasy (adj) causing or being affected by nausea or feeling discomfort
804   quell (v)   to put an end to or to quiet something    
805   quiescent (adj) to become quiet or still      
806   quintessence (n) the pure, concentrated essence of anything or the most perfect quality of a thing
807   quirk (n)   a peculiar trait or mannerism; it can also mean a sudden twist or turn
808   quixotic (adj) extravagantly romantic, or foolishly idealistic or unrealistic
809   quizzical (adj) odd, comical, or puzzling      
810   quorum (n) the minimum number of members required to be present at a meeting before it can validly conduct business
811   rabid (adj) fanatical, violent, or extremely expressive  
812   raconteur (n) a person skilled at telling stories and anecdotes  
813   ramification (n) the result, effect, or consequence derived from an action, statement, decision, etc
814   ramify (v) to divide or spread out into branches or branchlike divisions
815   rampant (adj) spreading or growing uncontrollably; it also means being violent in action, speech, or manner
816   rampart (n) an elevated fortification and protection    
817   rapacious (adj) taking by force or living on captured prey  
818   rapport (n) a close relationship or agreement; a friendship  
819   rapt (adj) carried away by or completely absorbed    
820   raspy (adj) harsh, irritable or rough      
821   ratify (v)   to approve or confirm in an official manner  
822   rationale (n) the basis for something; such as a statement or explanation of reasons
823   rationalize (v) to try to explain something that does not really have a sensible explanation
824   ravel (v)   to separate or untwist, or to tangle; it can also mean to make clear, or to confuse
825   ravenous (adj) greedily or wildly hungry; it can also mean very eager
826   raze (v)   to tear down completely or to level to the ground  
827   reactionary (adj) marked by or pertaining to an extreme reaction, usually one that is conservative or right-wing
828   realm (n) a kingdom, area, or region; it can also mean a sphere involving particular beliefs, entities, etc
829   reaper (n) a machine or person who cuts with a scythe or sickle or who gathers by cutting
830   rebuff (v) to refuse bluntly, to reject, or to repulse    
831   recalcitrant (adj) refusing to obey authority, customs or regulations; stubborn
832   recant (v) to take back something one has said    
833   receptive (adj) open to new ideas or things, favorable, or welcoming
834   recession (n) the act of going back or withdrawing; it can also refer to a temporary downturn in the economy
835   recidivism (n) a relapse, often into crime or antisocial behavior  
836   reciprocate (v) to give or feel in return for a favor or a feeling  
837   reclaim (v) to regain possession of something    
838   recluse (n) someone who lives a secluded life, apart from society
839   reconcile (v) to make friendly again or to settle a dispute or disagreement
840   recondite (adj) beyond the grasp of the ordinary mind or understanding
841   recourse (n) assistance or a method of obtaining assistance  
842   recrimination (n) a countercharge or the act of making a similar accusation toward another
843   rectify (v) to put or set right or to correct      
844   rectitude (n) conduct according to moral character and uprightness of character
845   recumbent (adj) leaning, lying down or reclining    
846   recuperate (v) to recover or get back to health or strength; it can also mean to recover financial losses
847   recurrent (adj) appearing or occurring again and again or periodically
848   redeem (v) to buy back, to get back, or to recover    
849   redoubtable (adj) commanding respect or fearsome    
850   redress (n) compensation for a wrong-doing    
851   referendum (n) a vote or submitting to a vote      
852   refractory (adj) hard to manage, uncontrollable, or disobedient, usually said of a person or animal
853   refrain (v) to hold back or keep oneself from something  
854   refurbish (v) to brighten, to renovate, or polish up    
855   regale (v) to entertain lavishly, especially with a pleasant feast
856   regeneration (n) renewal, rebirth or reformation    
857   regimen (n) a regulated system of doing something, often of diet and exercise for maintaining or improving one's health
858   rehabilitate (v) to restore or put back into good condition, often to a normal state of health or activity
859   reimburse (v) to pay back money spent or to compensate a person for expenses, damages, or losses
860   relegate (trv) to assign to a lower order of or to a lower position; demote
861   relic (n)   a keepsake from the past, something which has survived deterioration
862   relinquish (v) to surrender something owned, or to give up or to abandon something, such as a plan
863   remediable (adj) that which can be cured, healed, or set right  
864   remission (n) a lessening or disappearance of symptoms of a disease
865   remonstrance (n) the act or instance of protest or complaint  
866   remorse (n) a deep sense of guilt or regret felt over doing wrong
867   renaissance (n) a rebirth, revival or transformation    
868   render (v) to give, to hand over, or to deliver; it can also mean to depict, as in a drawing
869   renegade (n) someone who abandons a movement, or a group which has specific principles, and become its opposer
870   renege (v) to back out of an agreement or fail to keep a promise
871   renovate (v) to make fresh, whole, or sound again    
872   repeal (v) to withdraw officially or formally, or to call back; it can also mean to abolish
873   reprisal (n) inflicting injury on someone for a previous insult  
874   reproach (trv) to blame someone for a fault, to accuse or scold  
875   requiem (n) a mass for a deceased person or the musical setting for the mass; it can also mean a farewell to someone
876   rescind (v) to revoke or cancel        
877   reside (v) to live somewhere        
878   resilient (adj) springing back into shape, or quickly recover one's strength or spirits
879   resolute (adj) showing or having a fixed purpose    
880   resound (v) to make a loud noise      
881   resplendent (adj) shining brightly        
882   resurrection (n) the state of having risen from the dead or inactivity;
883   retard (v) to slow something down, or to delay    
884   reticent (adj) silent, uncommunicative or quiet    
885   retinue (n) a group of assistants, followers or servants attending a person of importance
886   retiring (adj) withdrawn, shy, reserved      
887   rift (n)   an opening or break caused by a split    
888   rind (n)   a hard outer layer on food      
889   rout (v)   to defeat overwhelmingly; it also means to dig up or poke around
890   routine (n) a regular pattern that is followed, or a habitual activity
891   rue (v)   to feel sorrow about or regret something  
892   saccharine (adj) containing or producing sugar, or being too sweet or sugary
893   saga (n)   a lengthy story or narrative      
894   scabbard (n) a case for a sword        
895   scotch (trv) to put an end to or to crush      
896   scourge (n) a whip, a method of inflicting harsh punishment, or a cause of widespread suffering
897   scrutinize (v) to look at very closely or to inspect    
898   selfdeprecating (adj) apologetic, tending to undervalue oneself  
899   serrated (adj) having saw-like notches along the edge    
900   shunt (v) to shift something from one track or path to another
901   simper (v) to smile in a silly way      
902   skeptical (adj) not easily persuaded or convinced    
903   skiff (n)   a light, open boat usually propelled by oars or a sail
904   sneer (v) to show dislike and be disrespectful of something  
905   solicit (trv) to ask for or to request, usually in earnest, to plead  
906   somatic (adj) relating to the body or physical    
907   sonata (n) a piece of classical music for one instrument  
908   stationary (adj) not moving or progressing, inactive    
909   steadfast (adj) being firm, constant or loyal      
910   stickler (n) someone who is insistent about something  
911   stoke (v) to add fuel to a fire        
912   stolid (adj) solemn, with little emotion      
913   stratagem (n) a clever plan        
914   stratify (v) to arrange in layers        
915   striated (adj) marked by grooves or stripes; it can also mean hollow or empty
916   stringent (adj) rigid, controlled or strict      
917   subdue (v) to conquer and control      
918   subliminal (adj) below the threshold of consciousness    
919   successive (adj) following one after another in sequence    
920   succumb (v) to yield to something stronger      
921   suffragist (n) an activist for voting rights      
922   sultry (adj) very hot and humid        
923   supercilious (adj) full of pride or arrogance      
924   supplant (v) to replace or substitute, especially by force or treachery
925   supposition (n) a guess, hypothesis or a theory    
926   surrogate (n) to be a substitute for something    
927   surveillance (n) a close watch over someone or something  
928   svelte (adj) elegantly slim or slender      
929   sycophant (n) a person who seeks favor by flattering people of wealth or power
930   systemic (adj) relating to the body as a whole    
931   tangible (adj) that which can be touched or felt by touch  
932   tantalize (v) to tease with something out of reach    
933   tarantula (n) a large, hairy spider        
934   tarry (v)   to be late in doing something      
935   temporal (adj) ordinary rather than spiritual      
936   tendentious (adj) biased in a certain way, partisan    
937   tentative (adj) hesitant or cautious; it can also mean something done as an experiment
938   tether (v) to tie something or someone to something  
939   timorous (adj) timid and fearful        
940   toady (n) someone who flatters in the hopes of gaining something
941   tout (v)   to talk about and promote something    
942   tractable (adj) easily managed, taught, or controlled    
943   trajectory (n) the curved path of something moving through air  
944   transcendent (adj) far beyond normal limits      
945   transcribe (v) to write out or type out in full; it can also mean to translate
946   transgression (n) the act of breaking the law, a command, etc. or going beyond limits and boundaries
947   transitional (adj) characteristic of change; in the process of change or modulation
948   trappings (n) items worn for decoration, particularly on a horse's gear, or outward indications of something
949   travail (n) hard physical exertion or agony    
950   trepidation (n) fearful uncertainty or anxiety      
951   trinket (n) something small with little value    
952   triumvirate (n) a ruling body of three      
953   trough (n) a long, narrow, open container, often for holding water or food or for washing something
954   truism (n) a statement, the truth of which is well-known or obvious
955   tryst (n)   a secret meeting between lovers    
956   turpitude (n) an instance of moral corruption or wickedness  
957   tutelage (n) guardianship or sponsorship      
958   tycoon (n) a very wealthy businessman      
959   tyranny (n) an oppressive or unjust rule or government  
960   ubiquitous (adj) appearing to be everywhere simultaneously  
961   ulterior (adj) beyond what is openly said or indicated    
962   unanimity (n) a complete agreement or united opinion    
963   unassailable (adj) something which cannot be attacked or assaulted successfully; it also means unquestionable or certain
964   unbridled (adj) unrestrained or uncontrolled, wild    
965   uncanny (adj) supernatural, unusual or exciting wonder  
966   undermine (v) to injure, weaken, or impair, especially by subtle means
967   underwrite (v) to agree to or show support for by signing one's name
968   unfrock (v) to remove or to deprive the rank, function, or authority of a priest or minister
969   unilateral (adj) involving or affecting one side or only one of several persons or parties
970   unimpeachable (adj) that which cannot be questioned, doubted, or discredited
971   uninhibited (adj) behavior that is free from social or moral restraints  
972   unkempt (adj) tangled, uncombed, or messy      
973   unlettered (adj) not having a good education      
974   unmitigated (adj) absolute, definite        
975   unobtrusive (adj) inconspicuous, not readily noticeable    
976   unpalatable (adj) unpleasant to the taste, or disagreeable    
977   unprecedented (adj) having no precedent or parallel, being unheard of, unique
978   unravel (v) to untangle or separate; it can also mean to solve  
979   unremitting (adj) constant, never stopping      
980   unrequited (adj) not returned in the same way or to the same degree
981   unscathed (adj) unharmed or safe from being injured    
982   unseemly (adj) offensive, not in good taste      
983   unwieldy (adj) difficult to hold or move because of shape, weight, or bulk
984   upright (adj) standing erect; it can also mean honest and just  
985   upstart (n) someone of humble background who has risen suddenly to power or importance
986   usury (n) the act of lending money at an high, illegal interest rate
987   uxorious (adj) excessively devoted or submissive to one's wife
988   vagary (n) an odd or unexpected idea or a flight of fancy  
989   vagrant (n) a person who wanders from place to place, or a homeless person
990   valedictory (adj) expressing a farewell      
991   vanguard (n) people leading a movement      
992   vantage (n) an advantage in a conflict or competition, or a position which provides an advantage
993   vehement (adj) acting or moving with great force or strong passion  
994   venturesome (adj) inclined to take risks or involving risks    
995   verisimilitude (n) a realistic appearance      
996   versatile (adj) able to do different things      
997   vertigo (n) dizziness          
998   vespertine (adj) relating to or happening in the evening    
999   vestige (n) an almost invisible trace of something    
1000   vexation (n) something that causes annoyance or distress  
1001   vexatious (adj) annoying or troublesome      
1002   viable (adj) capable of living or likely to succeed    
1003   vicissitude (n) the quality of being changeable; a variation in the course of things
1004   vie (v)   to strive for victory or compete    
1005   vilify (v)   to criticize harshly or to defame    
1006   vindicate (v) to clear from criticism, blame, guilt, or suspicion  
1007   viper (n)   a venomous snake; it can also describe a malicious or treacherous person
1008   virile (adj) strong, muscular, or being like an adult male  
1009   virtual (adj) seeming real in effect or essence    
1010   virulent (adj) full of hate, or extremely poisonous or deadly  
1011   voluptuous (adj) amply sensual and beautiful      
1012   vulnerable (adj) unprotected, easily injured      
1013   waggish (adj) funny or humorous        
1014   waive (v) to give up, reject or dismiss      
1015   wallow (v) to move around in a lazy way      
1016   wanton (adj) to be out of control        
1017   wary (adj) to be cautious and watchful      
1018   wastrel (n) someone who wastes money, like a spendthrift  
1019   waver (v) to vacillate or show indecision; to go back and forth
1020   wax (v)   to grow larger or more numerous in a gradual way; it can also mean to speak or express oneself
1021   whet (v)   to sharpen by rubbing or friction    
1022   whim (n) a sudden notion, idea, or desire; an impulse  
1023   wily (adj) clever or crafty        
1024   windfall (n) an unexpected fortune, unearned gain    
1025   winnow (v) to get rid of something unwanted    
1026   winsome (adj) pleasing and engaging, childishly charming  
1027   wistful (adj) expressing vague longings or having desires tinged with sadness
1028   withdrawn (adj) detached and unresponsive      
1029   withhold (v) to keep something back      
1030   wizardry (n) the art or practice of magic      
1031   worldly (adj) of this world, not spiritual      
1032   writhe (v) to twist or bend and roll around, usually in pain  
1033   wry (adj) twisted or distorted; it can also mean dry and ironic
1034   yoke (v)   to harness an animal; it also means to join together  
1035   zany (adj) comical, funny, and crazy      
1036   zealot (n) a person who is a fanatic, or who is extreme or in his/her enthusiasm
1037   zealous (adj) showing extreme enthusiasm or devotion  
1038   zeitgeist (n) the outlook, trends and characteristics of a specific period
1039   zodiacal (adj) relating to the zodiac, astrological    
1040   zoophagous (adj) meat-eating or carnivorous      


 

          

SAT Vocabulary Word List

This is a list of all the words included in the 'SAT Visual Vocab' App for the iPod Touch/iPhone. The app explains these difficult SAT words with the help of 2-3 usage sentences in the form of a short story. Each script is professionally-read for best comprehension. Text of every script is also part of the iPhone/iTouch application. Overall there is 12 hours of audio inside the app apart from cool and entertaining illustrations for learning these words.

1   abase (v) to embarrass or shame someone else; it also means to lower yourself physically or in rank
2   abdicate (v) to give up power or control      
3   abduction (n) a kidnapping, taking away or carrying someone off against his or her will
4   abet (v)   to give help to someone who is doing something wrong
5   abeyance (n) a state of temporary inactivity or  to stop for a period of time
6   abjure (v) to take back or claim that something isn't true, or to give up on your previous beliefs
7   abnegation (n) act of staying away from something    
8   abominable (adj) very unlikable, easy to hate, or disgusting  
9   abound (v) to exist in great size or large numbers    
10   abrasive (adj) something that is rough like sandpaper, or something causing friction or tension
11   abridge (v) to cut short, reduce in size or to shrink    
12   abscond (v) to make off with something secretly    
13   abstain (v) to hold back from something, avoid, or quit  
14   abstruse (adj) deep, hard to understand, or complicated  
15   abusive (adj) treating someone or something badly or being harmful or insulting
16   abysmal (adj) terrible or awful        
17   academic (adj) having to do with formal education or with teaching and learning
18   accentuate (v) to make something more important or to highlight  
19   accessory (n) an assistant, and also refers to an add-on    
20   acclivity (n) an upward slope (as of ground)    
21   accolade (n) awards, honors, or praise      
22   accommodate (v) to make room for something, to help out, to go well with, or to do a favor for someone
23   accouter (v) to give clothing and equipment to someone, especially for military service
24   accrue (v) to grow in size or number over time, to add to something slowly
25   acerbity (n) bitterness, roughness or sharpness    
26   acetic (adj) sour, acid-like, related to vinegar    
27   acidulous (adj) sour or sharp in taste or manner    
28   acquiesce (v) to agree to without protest, generally without enthusiasm
29   acrid (adj) acid, sour, biting or stinging, burning, or bitter in taste or manner
30   acrimonious (adj) bitter or harsh        
31   actuarial (adj) having to do with insurance risks and premiums  
32   acuity (n) keenness, acuteness or sharpness    
33   acumen (n) great skill, smartness      
34   adapt (v) to adjust or to change something to meet a new circumstance
35   addendum (n) an addition at the end of a book, an extra part, or something added
36   adept (adj) highly skilled or experienced in a particular area, proficient
37   adhere (v) to hold tightly, to support a certain cause, rule, or belief, or to stay attached to something
38   adjourn (v) to postpone to a later time, or to move to another room during a meeting or in court
39   adjunct (n) someone with lesser status or someone or something that provides assistance
40   admonish (v) to scold gently, to correct in a well meaning way  
41   adorn (v) to decorate, make prettier or to beautify    
42   adulterate (v) to make impure by adding something that is inferior
43   adumbrate (trv) to outline, or to foreshadow      
44   adverse (adj) bad, unfavorable, or against someone or something
45   advocacy (n) support, help, or the act of fighting for something or someone
46   advocate (v) to support, speak, or act in favor of something  
47   aegis (n)   sponsorship, leadership or protection    
48   affable (adj) friendly, easy to be around, or having good manners and pleasant speech
49   affiliation (n) a connection to or an association with someone or something
50   affinity (n) a family relationship that is not by blood but by marriage, or a natural attraction
51   affirm (trv) to say something in a positive way    
52   affix (v)   to attach, to connect, to add on, or to secure  
53   affront (n) an insult or show of disrespect    
54   aftermath (n) the results of an event, the effects or outcome of an action or situation
55   agenda (n) a plan, list of things to be done or something one hopes to accomplish
56   agglomeration (n) a cluster of something, mass of varied parts  
57   aggrandize (v) to expand something or make it bigger, to exaggerate
58   aghast (adj) to be in wonder or fear, feeling great horror, or being very upset at seeing something
59   agility (n) the ability to move or think quickly and easily  
60   agnostic (n) someone who is not certain about existence of god  
61   agog (adj) to be very excited, eager and full of interest  
62   alacrity (n) being eager, ready, and willing to do something  
63   alchemy (n) a medieval chemical science aiming to convert the base metals into gold
64   alimony (n) payment made to a former spouse to help with living expenses
65   allay (v)   to calm, to ease        
66   allege (v) to claim that something is true    
67   allegory (n) a story that symbolizes an abstract meaning  
68   alloy (n)   a combination of two or more metals    
69   allude (v) to suggest or refer to something indirectly  
70   aloft (adv) held up, in the air, flying or in a high place  
71   amalgam (n) a combination or mixture      
72   amass (v) to collect for oneself or to accumulate    
73   ambience (n) the atmosphere or feeling of a place    
74   ambivalent (adj) undecided or simultaneously having opposite or conflicting feelings, such as love and hate
75   amble (v) to walk leisurely or to stroll      
76   ambulatory (adj) able to walk        
77   ameliorate (v) to make more tolerable or to make better  
78   amenable (adj) ready to be changed or controlled    
79   amend (v) to make better or improve, and to change or revise  
80   amenities (n) pleasant qualities or behavior, or pleasant features or attractions
81   amiable (adj) having a pleasant and friendly disposition  
82   amicable (adj) friendly, pleasant, and good-natured    
83   amiss (adj) something that seems wrong about a situation, when something is not right or is out of order
84   amity (n) friendship and peaceful harmony    
85   amnesia (n) loss of memory, often caused by trauma or shock  
86   amorous (adj) being loving, full of love, having to do with sexual love
87   amorphous (adj) lacking a definite shape or form    
88   ample (adj) plenty, more than enough      
89   amplify (v) to make larger or stronger      
90   amputate (v) to cut off a limb or body part, usually during surgery
91   anachronistic (adj) out of place in a particular time period or out of chronological order
92   analgesic (n) a pain killer or a remedy for pain    
93   analogous (adj) very similar or comparable in some way    
94   anarchy (n) the complete absence of government or order  
95   anathema (n) a person or thing that is extremely hated or disliked
96   ancestry (n) family ties or all the members of your family that came before you
97   anesthetic (n) a substance that causes numbness or a loss of sensation in body
98   anguish (n) great suffering, usually from worry, grief, or pain  
99   angular (adj) having angles; it can also mean stiff and awkward  
100   animosity (n) extreme dislike, hatred, or ill will    
101   animus (n) a feeling of strong dislike or hatred    
102   annihilate (v) to destroy completely or kill      
103   annotation (n) a critical or explanatory note in a text    
104   anoint (v) to rub or sprinkle oil on, to make sacred, or to choose by divine knowledge
105   anomalous (adj) to be out of the ordinary or unusual    
106   anonymity (n) being nameless or having no personal identity  
107   antagonism (n) an opposition, tension or competition between two or more things
108   antecede (v) to come before something      
109   antecedents (n) the history or events of one's earlier life  
110   antedate (v) to happen before a particular time or date, or to assign an earlier date to something
111   anterior (adj) at or toward the front      
112   anthology (n) a collection of literary pieces in a single format, like a book
113   anthropocentric (adj) believing humans are central to and above everything in the universe
114   anthropoid (adj) looking like a human, especially certain types of apes
115   anthropologist (n) a person who studies human behavior and  nature, and the development and origins of human society
116   antipathy (n) dislike, hatred, or the object of dislike    
117   antipodal (adj) being directly opposite one another or contrary  
118   antiquated (adj) very old, behind the times, or antique    
119   antiseptic (n) any substance that stops or prevents infection  
120   antithesis (n) the exact opposite of something or someone  
121   apathy (n) lack of emotion or interest      
122   ape (v)   to copy or mimic the actions of someone    
123   aphasia (n) the loss of power to use or understand words, usually caused by brain disease or injury
124   apiary (n) a place where bees are kept      
125   apocalyptic (adj) predicting imminent disaster or total destruction  
126   apolitical (adj) not political, not concerned with politicians or the government
127   apostate (n) a person who turns against their religious beliefs, political party, or cause they used to support
128   apothegm (n) a short, wise statement or saying    
129   apotheosis (n) the elevation to the status of a god or ideal being  
130   appall (v) to horrify, shock, disgust, or revolt someone  
131   apparatus (n) the instruments, materials, tools, etc. needed for a specific purpose
132   apparition (n) a ghostly figure        
133   appease (v) to calm someone down, especially by giving in to the demands
134   appellation (n) name or title        
135   append (v) to add on or to attach      
136   application (n) the act of applying or the act of putting something on
137   apportion (v) to divide or distribute in shares, usually according to a plan
138   apposite (adj) appropriate or relevant to a situation    
139   appraise (v) to estimate the value or worth of something  
140   appreciate (v) to think well of or be grateful for; it can also means to increase in value or worth
141   apprehensive (adj) worried or anxious, or having fear of what may happen
142   apprenticeship (n) a period of learning or studying under a master in a particular field or craft
143   apprise (v) to inform or to give news      
144   approbation (n) an official approval, praise, or commendation  
145   appropriate (adj) being right or correct, or suitable    
146   appurtenance (n) something added to something else, or a piece of equipment
147   apropos (adv) at the right time or in just the right way;    
148   aquatic (adj) living in or being done on the water, or related to the ocean
149   aquiline (adj) curved or hooked        
150   arable (adj) to be ready for growing crops, suitable for plowing  
151   arbitrator (n) a third party or person who steps in to smooth over or settle a disagreement
152   arboretum (n) a place where many different types of trees and shrubs are grown for study and exhibition
153   arcade (n) a passage with an arched roof or any passageway  
154   arcane (adj) meant for or known to only a select few    
155   archaeology (n) the scientific study of ancient peoples and their cultures, by analysis of their artifacts and relics
156   archaic (adj) old and out of use        
157   archipelago (n) a group of islands or a sea that contains a group of islands
158   archive (n) a preserved collection of documents or information
159   ardent (adj) warm or intense, usually describing feelings or emotions
160   arduous (adj) difficult, exhausting or requiring lots of energy and effort
161   aria (n)   a song performed solo, as in an opera    
162   arid (adj) dry, barren, lacking in rainfall, useless, or dull  
163   aristocracy (n) the privileged minority or upper class    
164   armada (n) a large group of armed ships      
165   armistice (n) a temporary cease-fire between warring parties just before a peace treaty is made
166   arousal (n) an action or feeling that excites or stimulates  
167   arraign (v) to charge or to accuse      
168   arrant (adj) extreme, outright, notorious      
169   arrears (n) an overdue debt or being behind in payments or in work
170   arrest (v) to take into custody by legal authority    
171   arrogant (adj) full of pride and self-importance    
172   arroyo (n) a dry creek which fills with water after rain  
173   arsenal (n) a place for making and storing weapons, a storehouse, a supply, or resources
174   articulate (adj) using language clearly or spoken in a way that is easily understood
175   artifice (n) a trick, a deception, or a clever move    
176   ascendancy (n) a position in which one has control or power, or is governing
177   ascertain (v) to learn, to find out with certainty, or to discover through investigation
178   ascribe (v) to assign or attribute, as a cause or a source of something
179   aseptic (adj) germ-free; it can also mean lacking in emotion or warmth
180   ashen (adj) very gray or pale, looking like ash    
181   asinine (adj) stupid, foolish, or lacking good sense or intelligence
182   askew (adj) out of line, or off center      
183   aspersion (n) a damaging remark about someone or something, or verbal abuse
184   assay (v)   to test, to analyze, to try or attempt to analyze the ingredients of something
185   assent (v) to agree to or to approve      
186   assert (v) to insist on something or to state strongly  
187   assiduous (adj) very dedicated and determined; one who does things with great care
188   assimilate (v) to absorb or incorporate, to become like, or to adapt
189   assonance (n) similarity of vowel sounds or repetition of vowels  
190   assuage (v) to ease the pain, to soothe, or to pacify    
191   astral (adj) related to stars or star-like      
192   astringent (adj) having a harsh or biting quality; bitter or sharp  
193   astronomical (adj) related to astronomy; it also means extremely large in numbers or quantities
194   astute (adj) very clever, smart and perceptive    
195   asunder (adj) cut apart or being apart in direction or position  
196   asylum (n) a place that offers safety; a hospital or sanctuary  
197   atheistic (adj) related to a disbelief in god, or rejecting god's existence
198   atone (v) to reconcile or make up for a mistake    
199   atrocity (n) a horrible, violent or cruel act      
200   atrophy (n) wasting away, especially of body tissue, muscle, or organ
201   attenuate (v) to weaken or to lessen the severity, intensity, or value of something
202   attest (v) to declare or show that something is true  
203   attribute (n) a characteristic or quality of a person or thing  
204   attrition (n) wearing away, a normal loss of workers or members by retirement or dying
205   atypical (adj) not typical or characteristic      
206   audacious (adj) courageous, or having a devil-may-care attitude  
207   audit (n)   an examination of financial records for a person or business
208   auditory (adj) having to do with hearing      
209   augury (n) a foretelling of the future, a prediction, or the ability to tell the future
210   aureole (n) a ring of light often like a halo      
211   auroral (adj) connected to or similar to the northern lights  
212   auspicious (adj) of good omen for the future, favorable or promising
213   authoritarian (adj) believing in, relating to, or enforcing unquestioning obedience to authority
214   authoritative (adj) truthful, reliable, or having expert knowledge  
215   autocratic (adj) like a tyrant, assertion of total authority    
216   automaton (n) a machine designed to work automatically by following a predetermined actions, a robot
217   autopsy (n) an examination of a dead body, or any detailed inspection
218   auxiliary (adj) giving help or aid, reserve      
219   avant-garde (adj) descriptive of leaders in new fashion, art, literary, or architectural movements
220   avenge (v) to get revenge for an injury or wrongdoing  
221   aver (v)   to state positively or declare to be true    
222   aversion (n) an extreme dislike for something, or a strong reaction against something
223   avert (v)   to turn away from or to keep from happening  
224   aviary (n) a place where birds are kept      
225   avocation (n) any activity that is done in addition to one's regular work, usually for enjoyment
226   avuncular (adj) of or like an uncle        
227   awe (n)   a feeling of amazement, fear, admiration and/or respect
228   axiom (n) something that's generally accepted as true or self-evident
229   bacchanalian (adj) related to a drunken festival or wild partying  
230   badger (v) to bother or to nag        
231   badinage (n) playful conversation or speak in a witty manner  
232   baffle (v) to confuse or frustrate someone    
233   baleful (adj) harmful, threatening, evil in effect or intent  
234   balk (v)   to refuse to do something, to stop short of something
235   ballast (n) anything heavy carried in a ship, airplane or vehicle in order to give stability
236   ballyhoo (n) loud talk or a noisy uproar      
237   balmy (adj) pleasant, soothing, or mild      
238   banal (adj) ordinary, common place or unoriginal    
239   bandy (v) to throw or pass back and forth    
240   bane (n)   something that cause deadly harm or ruin  
241   bantering (adj) funny in tone or attitude, joking    
242   barb (n)   a spike, a sharp point, or a mean comment or remark
243   bard (n)   someone who writes poems, a poet    
244   barrage (n) an unending attack, a bombing, or an overwhelming outpouring
245   barren (adj) unfruitful, lifeless, or unable to produce    
246   barricade (n) a barrier thrown up quickly for defense    
247   barterer (n) a person who does business by trading goods without using money
248   bask (v)   to relax in warmth or be satisfied    
249   bastion (n) a fortified place of strong defense    
250   bauble (n) a pretty but cheap ornament; the scepter carried by a court jester
251   bawdy (adj) funny but indecent, or vulgar humor    
252   beam (n) a long piece of wood, metal, or other material used mainly to support weight
253   beatific (adj) making someone or something blissful, blessed, or pure
254   beatitude (n) a state of perfect happiness or being blessed  
255   bedizen (v) to dress or decorate in a cheap, showy way  
256   bedlam (n) a scene of great confusion and wildness or great uproar
257   bedraggle (v) to make wet, limp and dirty      
258   beeline (n) a straight line or direct route      
259   befuddle (v) to confuse someone      
260   begrudge (v) to feel ill will or to regard someone or something with displeasure or resentment
261   behest (n) an order, a directive or a strong request    
262   belie (v)   to tell lies, to misrepresent, or to prove false  
263   bellicose (adj) warlike, ready to attack or eager to fight    
264   belligerent (adj) hostile, inclined to fight, or aggressive    
265   bemoan (v) to express grief about someone or something  
266   bemused (adj) puzzled or confused      
267   benediction (n) a blessing or good wishes      
268   beneficiary (n) someone who benefits from something    
269   benevolent (adj) kind, good-hearted, or generous    
270   benign (adj) good-natured and kindly; causing no harm  
271   bent (adj) determined, committed and eager    
272   bequeath (v) to hand down or to leave to another through a last will and testament
273   berate (v) to attack verbally, to criticize or scold strongly  
274   bereave (trv) to deprive someone of something and leave in sad or lonely state
275   bereft (adj) to be deprived of something      
276   berserk (adj) in a state of violent or destructive rage    
277   beseech (v) to beg or plead for something      
278   beset (v) to cover, attack, or surround on all sides    
279   besiege (v) to surround with armed force      
280   besmirch (v) to soil or to bring dishonor to someone or something
281   bestial (adj) behaving like a beast      
282   bestow (v) to give or present as a gift      
283   betray (v) to help an enemy, to disclose secret information or reveal unknowingly
284   bias (n)   prejudice or tendency; it can also mean a diagonal direction
285   bicameral (adj) a legislative body with two branches or houses  
286   bicker (v) to have a silly fight or to argue over unimportant things
287   bilious (adj) being bad-tempered or feeling ill; it can refer to someone suffering from liver disease
288   bilk (v)   to cheat or to trick someone      
289   billowing (adj) flowing in a large mass      
290   bivouac (n) a temporary encampment or shelter, often out in the open
291   bizarre (adj) very strange or odd        
292   blanch (v) to whiten, to lose color or bleach    
293   bland (adj) pleasantly mild and soothing, not sharp or harsh; it also means tasteless or flavorless
294   blare (n)   a loud noise        
295   blase (adj) feeling or acting bored after having experienced something to excess
296   blasphemy (n) any disrespectful remark or action against god or religion
297   blatant (adj) conspicuous, often to the point of being offensive  
298   bleak (adj) bare, cold, and gloomy      
299   blighted (adj) injured or diseased        
300   blithe (adj)  carefree, cheerful or showing no concern  
301   bloated (adj) swollen or puffed up; it can also refer to a swelling in the abdomen, usually due to liquid
302   bludgeon (n) a club          
303   bluff (adj) bold, outspoken or blunt      
304   blunder (n) a clumsy or careless move or a foolish or stupid mistake
305   blurt (v)   to say something quickly without thinking  
306   bluster (v) to blow in loud gusts      
307   bode (v)   to predict or to be an omen of something: often used in conjunction with ill or well.
308   bogus (adj) fake or not real        
309   bohemian (adj) artistic, unconventional, often itinerant    
310   bolster (v) to support or to strengthen      
311   bombardment (n) an attack with artillery      
312   bombastic (adj) to be characterized by grand, dramatic gestures, inflated and overblown
313   bon vivant (n) someone who enjoys the good life, especially through good food and drink
314   booming (adj) very active, busy or loud      
315   boon (n)   something to be thankful for or something that is asked for
316   boorish (adj) behaving in a rude manner      
317   botch (v) to do something carelessly or clumsily    
318   bountiful (adj) unusually large, or giving freely and generously  
319   bourgeois (adj) wanting material things      
320   bovine (adj) like a cow; slow and dull      
321   bowdlerize (v) to cleanup or alter written work so as to make it less controversial
322   boycott (v) to refuse to buy, sell, or use something as a means of punishment
323   braggart (n) a person who is cocky and brags a lot    
324   brawn (n) strong, well-developed muscles    
325   brazen (adj) bold and unashamed, or extremely cocky  
326   breach (n) a break or tear; it also means failure to follow the terms of an agreement
327   breadth (n) general size, scope, distance from side to side, or the extent of something
328   brindled (adj) gray with dark spots, a spotty pattern    
329   bristling (adj) angry and offended        
330   brittle (adj) easily broken or shattered, or being hard and inflexible
331   broach (v) to mention, to suggest or to introduce something as a topic of conversation
332   bromide (n) a cliche, boring or ordinary statement that is repeated often
333   brooch (n) a piece of jewelry that attaches to a shirt with a pin or a decorative clasp
334   brouhaha (n) turmoil, heated confrontation or huge fight over something small
335   browbeat (v) to bully, to pressure someone into doing something or to intimidate
336   browse (v) to look casually at something, to look without a clear purpose
337   brunt (n) the full force of something      
338   brusque (adj) rough and abrupt in manner or speech    
339   buccaneer (n) a pirate          
340   buffet (v) to hit with violent blows, to punch or slap  
341   buffoonery (n) something that's ridiculous and funny but can be seen as rude or embarrassing
342   bullion (n) gold or silver in the form of bars or coins    
343   bulwark (n) a structure that acts as a defense, something that protects from outside danger
344   bungalow (n) a small, one-storey house      
345   bungle (v) to make a mess of something or to do something awkwardly and ineptly
346   buoyant (adj) tending to float or rise in liquid or in air; it can also mean having a light and cheerful spirit
347   bureaucracy (n) a group of administrative govt officials and departments
348   burgeon (v) to grow rapidly, multiply and bloom    
349   burlesque (v) to imitate in a comical or mocking manner, or to parody
350   burly (adj) large-bodied, big and husky      
351   burnish (v) to make something shiny      
352   buttress (v) to support or reinforce something, often with brick, wood, or stone
353   buxom (adj) healthy, plump, and jolly      
354   byzantine (adj) characteristic of the ancient byzantine empire; complex
355   cadaver (n) a dead body        
356   cajole (v) to persuade with flattery or sweet talk    
357   callous (adj) indifferent or insensitive to other people's feelings
358   calorific (adj) something or someone who produces heat  
359   camaraderie (n) loyalty and friendship among a group of people  
360   candid (adj) honest in what one writes or says    
361   candor (n) the straight-forward, or quality of being fair, honest, and frank
362   cantankerous (adj) cranky, unpleasant or hard to get along with  
363   captious (adj) objecting to something or being critical of something
364   careen (v) to sway or lurch sideways, especially while moving rapidly
365   carnal (adj) related to the body as opposed to the spiritual; it also means having to do with sexual experience
366   castigate (v) to criticize or punish severely, especially to correct a behavior
367   cataclysm (n) a disaster, great upheaval that causes sudden and often violent changes
368   categorical (adj) absolute, direct, without conditions    
369   catharsis (n) a release of tensions or purifying of the emotions  
370   catholic (adj) universal, of a general scope or wide-ranging  
371   caucus (n) a meeting of leaders to decide on policy, pick candidates, etc
372   causal (adj) relating to cause and effect      
373   cavalcade (n) a procession such as of horsemen and carriages  
374   cavil (v)   to complain, to find fault unnecessarily    
375   celibate (adj) related to avoidance of sexual activities, or unmarried
376   chafe (v) to wear away by rubbing or to warm by rubbing; it also means to irritate or annoy
377   chaff (n)   waste or debris; the word can also be used as a verb, meaning to tease good-naturedly
378   chagrin (n) a feeling of embarrassment and annoyance  
379   chary (adj) being very careful about danger    
380   chastise (v) to discipline, to criticize sharply, or to scold  
381   chauvinist (adj) one who has extreme devotion to one's gender, race, country, etc
382   chimerical (adj) imaginary, fantastic, or absurd      
383   choleric (adj) having or showing a quick temper, irritable  
384   churlish (adj) one who is mean and rude or grumpy    
385   chutzpah (n) shameless boldness, arrogance and nerve  
386   clamber (v) to climb with effort, usually clumsily    
387   clamor (n) a loud noise or outcry such as a shout, demand, or complaint
388   cliche (n) an idea that's been repeated too much  
389   coagulate (v) to thicken into a mass; to clot      
390   coerce (v) to force or compel someone to do something  
391   coiffure (n) a way of styling the hair, hairstyle    
392   commandeer (v) to take something by force or to force someone into military service
393   commensurate (adj) to be proportionate to in size or correspond in extent
394   commiserate (v) to sympathize with, to show sorrow for, or to offer condolences
395   commodious (adj) offering plenty of room or space    
396   commodity (n) a useful item or product for sale    
397   complacent (adj) being self-satisfied and uncritically pleased with one's circumstances
398   complaisant (adj) willing to please or oblige      
399   compliant (adj) tending to obey        
400   comport (v) to conduct oneself in a particular way; it also means to agree or be appropriate
401   concerted (adj) mutually arranged or agreed upon; coordinated  
402   conciliatory (adj) making peace or attempting to solve a dispute through goodwill
403   concise (adj) brief and to the point      
404   concomitant (adj) existing along with something else, accompanying, or associating with it
405   congenial (adj) agreeable in tastes and temperament    
406   congruent (adj) being consistent or in agreement    
407   connubial (adj) the state of being married      
408   conscript (v) to force into service for the government or to enroll in the armed forces
409   consign (trv) to give something to another      
410   consign (v) to hand something over or to set something apart  
411   consternation (n) a great fear or shock causing helplessness  
412   continence (n) moderation, abstinence or self-restraint    
413   contumely (n) an act or statement that offends someone's pride or sense of dignity; harsh treatment
414   conviction (n) a strong belief in something, or a determination  
415   convivial (adj) being fun-loving, festive or joyful    
416   cornucopia (n) abundance or a large amount of something  
417   correlation (n) a relationship between two things    
418   cow (v)   to make one timid by filling with fear or to frighten  
419   cower (v) to shrink or tremble from fear      
420   coy (adj)   behaving in a shy manner, hesitant to reveal information. it also means to be flirtatious
421   craven (adj) very cowardly or fearful      
422   credulous (adj) tending to believe too readily, or easily convinced  
423   crestfallen (adj) disappointed, disheartened or feeling low  
424   cultivate (v) to grow crops or prepare the soil for growing something; to nurture
425   cynosure (n) a person or a thing that is the center of attention  
426   dabble (v) to do something lightly, superficially, or not seriously
427   dapper (adj) very neatly and fashionably dressed    
428   debase (v) to lower in value, quality, character or dignity  
429   debauch (v) to corrupt, or lead away from morals    
430   debilitate (v) to weaken,  to sicken or to harm    
431   decimate (trv) to destroy something thoroughly    
432   delirious (adj) suffering from extreme mental excitement or being extremely confused
433   deluge (n) an overwhelming amount of something    
434   demote (v) to reduce to a lower grade or rank    
435   denounce (v) to speak out against or to condemn    
436   deride (v) to laugh at or make fun of someone or something  
437   derivative (adj) created from another source or unoriginal  
438   descry (v) to look over or to discover by searching hard  
439   deter (v) to prevent, to discourage, or to keep from doing something
440   devoid (adj) empty or lacking        
441   dialect (n) a regional or a socially distinct variety of a language
442   diatribe (n) a harsh verbal attack, sharp criticism or rant  
443   dichotomy (n) a division into two parts, groups, or halves  
444   diction (n) a way of speaking, including choice of words, pronunciation, and so on
445   dictum (n) an authoritative pronouncement; a popular saying  
446   diffident (adj) being shy or lacking self-confidence    
447   diffuse (adj) scattered across a wide area, broadly distributed  
448   dilettante (n) an amateur, usually in connection with the arts  
449   diligent (adj) tending to do something with careful and steady effort
450   din (n)   very loud noise or confusing sounds    
451   discord (n) disagreement or conflict; it can also means a harsh noise
452   discourse (n) a formal discussion about a subject, like a speech, sermon, or long written work
453   distend (v) to grow larger, to expand      
454   diverse (adj) varied and different      
455   doctrine (n) a body of teachings in a branch of knowledge or belief system
456   doff (v)   to take off clothes; it also means to lift a hat in a greeting
457   dolt (n)   someone who is stupid or dense    
458   don (v)   to put on a garment or other item of clothing  
459   dossier (n) a file, usually documents or records about someone
460   dotard (n) an old or feeble person, often one who is foolish  
461   drawl (v) to speak slowly, especially by drawing out the vowels
462   droll (adj) amusing in an odd way      
463   dross (n) the waste or impurities removed from refined metal; inferior or a trivial matter
464   eccentric (adj) unusual or extraordinary      
465   edifying (adj) enlightening, uplifting, instructive and inspiring  
466   efficacious (adj) producing a desired effect or having the intended result
467   elaborate (adj) developed in great detail      
468   elucidate (v) to make clear or to explain effectively    
469   emanate (v) to derive or to originate      
470   embellish (v) to decorate or improve using small details; it also means to add imaginary details to a story
471   emend (v) to correct text, usually a scholarly text    
472   emollient (adj) something or someone who has a calming effect; it can also refer to avoiding an argument
473   emollient (n) something that soothes the skin, like a lotion or cream
474   emulate (v) to try to equal by imitating or copying    
475   encomium (n) formal praise        
476   endeavor (n) a difficult effort, a tough challenge    
477   endemic (adj) native to a particular area      
478   engaging (adj) attractive or pleasant      
479   ensign (n) a banner or a flag. it also means a navy officer  
480   epigram (n) a short poem or statement that's clever or amusing
481   epistemology (n) the philosophical study of knowledge itself  
482   epitaph (n) an inscription on a tomb or gravestone in memory of the person buried there
483   eschew (v) to give up or avoid something      
484   esoteric (adj) understood by only a few      
485   esprit (n) liveliness of mind and expression    
486   espy (v)   to see from a distance or to spy something far away
487   estrange (v) to turn one's affections away from another person; it also means to remove or to keep apart
488   euphemism (n) a mild-sounding word or phrase to describe something that's actually much worse
489   exegesis (n) the interpretation of a text; explanation of religious, legal or literary work
490   exemplar (n) a model, something deserving to be imitated  
491   exhaustive (adj) leaving nothing out, covering every detail  
492   exhort (v) to urge with strong advice or warning    
493   existential (adj) related to existence      
494   expound (v) to explain in great detail, to discuss at length  
495   extirpate (trv) to destroy or get rid of something    
496   extol (v)   to praise highly or admire      
497   facilitate (trv) to enable something or make it easier    
498   fathom (v) to understand thoroughly or to measure the depth of something
499   feign (v)   to pretend, imagine, or make up such as a story or excuse
500   fetter (v) to chain or tie up., to restrict      
501   fickle (adj) changeable in interest, loyalty, affection, etc  
502   filibuster (v) to prevent a bill from being passed by delaying a vote with long speeches
503   fledgling (adj) new or inexperienced      
504   flourish (v) to grow in a healthy way, to thrive, or to succeed  
505   fluke (n)   a chance occurrence, usually in a positive way  
506   forestall (v) to prevent or hinder by doing something ahead of time
507   forfeit (trv) to give up or lose the use of something    
508   frivolous (adj) of little value or importance      
509   fulminate (v) to explode suddenly or violently; it also means to shout forth criticism
510   fusillade (n) a number of shots fired, usually at the same time  
511   futile (adj) that which could not succeed despite great effort  
512   gaffe (n)   a blunder or a mistake which results in an awkward situation
513   garish (adj) tastelessly showy        
514   garrulous (adj) talkative and irritating      
515   gauche (adj) crude or lacking grace      
516   genesis (n) the beginning of something; it also refers to the first book of the bible
517   geniality (n) extreme niceness, kindliness or friendliness  
518   germane (adj) to the point, relevant      
519   girder (n) a large support beam, usually supporting the framework of a building or a bridge
520   gist (n)   the main point of something, the essence or substance
521   glib (adj) speaking without thinking or concern; to speak casually
522   gloat (v)   to show mean-spirited happiness, to be happy about someone's bad luck or misfortune
523   glutton (n) a greedy eater, or someone who has a large capacity to absorb
524   gouge (trv) to cut or scoop out        
525   gourmand (n) a lover of good food, often to excess    
526   grandiose (adj) grand or affectedly grand      
527   grapple (v) to struggle with or hold on tightly to something  
528   grievance (n) a cause for a complaint, or displeasure from a feeling of having been wronged
529   grill (v)   to question relentlessly; it also means to cook over a flame
530   grovel (v) to plead, beg or act humbly in a false way  
531   gruff (adj) very rude; it can also mean harsh, as a voice  
532   guileless (adj) naive or straightforward      
533   gullible (adj) naive, easily deceived or cheated    
534   gustatory (adj) related to the sense of taste      
535   hap (n)   fortune or an occurrence      
536   harangue (n) a long, blustering speech or a rant    
537   harry (v)   to assault or to annoy with repeated attacks  
538   heckler (n) someone who continuously interrupts, taunts or harasses someone else
539   hedonistic (adj) one who is self-indulgent, seeking pleasure and avoiding pain
540   hegemony (n) a predominant influence or dominance of one group or state over another
541   heresy (n) a belief that is opposed to the orthodox or established views and opinions
542   hermetic (adj) totally sealed; enclosed      
543   heterodoxy (n) being outside of the accepted belief or established doctrine
544   hierarchy (n) an organization with people or things arranged in different ranks
545   hieroglyphics (n) ancient egyptian writing, usually in the form of pictures
546   histrionic (adj) overly dramatic or over-acting      
547   hoard (v) to store something away for future use without sharing it
548   hoary (adj) gray with age, very old      
549   homeopathy (n) a system of medical treatment where some diseases can be cured by giving healthy patients small doses of drugs that would produce symptoms like those in the disease
550   hypothesis (n) an educated guess        
551   hypothetical (adj) based on an unproven theory      
552   iconoclast (n) someone who attacks others' religious beliefs or images
553   impartial (adj) not favoring anyone; without prejudice    
554   impasse (n) a deadlock, a road with no exit    
555   implacable (adj) unable to be eased or appeased    
556   imply (v) to suggest without saying so directly    
557   improvident (adj) failing to provide for the future; incautious  
558   inborn (adj) existing from birth, inherited      
559   incongruous (adj) lacking harmony or agreement, or being absurd  
560   indelible (adj) permanent, lasting or unforgettable    
561   indolence (n) disliking or avoiding work; idleness, laziness  
562   indomitable (adj) not easily defeated or discouraged, or invincible  
563   ineluctable (adj) inescapable, something that can't be avoided
564   inevitable (adj) that which cannot be avoided, certain to happen  
565   iniquitous (adj) grossly improper, unjust or wicked    
566   innate (adj) existing naturally, often from birth    
567   inscrutable (adj) difficult to understand, unreadable    
568   insular (adj) standing alone or isolated; it also means provincial and narrow-minded
569   interregnum (n) a period of time or break between two successive governments
570   intimate (n) someone who is a close friend      
571   intractable (adj) hard to manage or stubborn      
572   inured (adj) being used to something difficult or painful  
573   invective (n) an insult or sharp and nasty criticism    
574   inveigle (v) to persuade someone with kind words, to flatter to get something you want
575   invidious (adj) extremely unpleasant or offensive    
576   invigorate (v) to fill with energy or to enliven    
577   inviolable (adj) secure from harm, safe from danger, or something that can't be crossed
578   invocation (n) request to god or spirit for help or protection  
579   invulnerable (adj) very secure, something that can't be hurt  
580   iota (n)   a very small amount, extremely small quantity  
581   irascible (adj) easily angered or quick-tempered    
582   irate (adj) angry or extremely upset      
583   irreverence (n) disrespect        
584   itinerant (adj) traveling around or migrant      
585   jaded (adj) worn out; made insensitive by excess    
586   jargon (n) refers to words or terms used by people in specific fields or occupations
587   jaundiced (adj) affected by negative feelings or being prejudiced or biased
588   jaunt (n)   a short trip for pleasure      
589   jaunty (adj) buoyantly self-confident or dapper    
590   jettison (v) to throw overboard or to get rid of things so as to achieve stability in a vessel or aircraft
591   jingoist (n) someone who shows extreme nationalism  
592   jocose (adj) playful or humorous      
593   jollity (n) great happiness, merriness, and joy    
594   jubilant (adj) triumphant or thrilled      
595   judicious (adj) having good judgment or being balanced and wise  
596   juggernaut (n) something with great power and force that destroys everything in its path
597   junta (n)   a small group that rules a country after a revolution  
598   jurisprudence (n) the philosophy of law or the collected system of legal rulings
599   jut (v)   to protrude or to stick out past the ordinary limit  
600   juxtapose (v) to put things side by side to compare them  
601   kernel (n) inner part of a seed or, more generally, the central part of something
602   killjoy (n) someone who ruins the fun      
603   kindle (v) to build or light a fire, to inspire, or to become bright
604   kindred (adj) very much alike, having much in common or being related in some way
605   kleptomaniac (n) someone who has the uncontrollable impulse to steal
606   knave (n) a villain, someone without decency or honesty  
607   knell (n)   the ominous sound of a bell or a signal of disaster  
608   knoll (n)   a small slope or incline, small hill    
609   labyrinth (n) a maze or a confusing network of passages  
610   laceration (n) a deep cut or wound      
611   lachrymose (adj) causing or inclined to shed tears    
612   lackluster (adj) lacking in brightness, energy or vitality    
613   laconic (adj) brief with words, concise or something said with few words
614   laggard (n) one who is slow and falls behind or a slowpoke  
615   lampoon (v) to make fun of or to mock      
616   languish (v) to lose vigor and vitality, to become weak  
617   languor (n) a lack of energy, lack of interest or spirit    
618   lap (v)   to drink liquid, usually by dipping it up with one's tongue
619   larceny (n) theft, robbery        
620   larder (n) a place where food is stored, pantry    
621   lassitude (n) feeling of being tired, or weariness of mind or body; it also means a condition of indifference
622   laudable (adj) worthy of being praised or honored    
623   lavish (adj) occurring in great amounts; it also means generous in giving or spending
624   leaven (v) to lighten and/or cause to rise      
625   leery (adj) cautious, skeptical or attentive    
626   legerdemain (n) sleight of hand, trickery, or manipulation  
627   lethargy (n) a great lack of energy, sluggishness or dullness  
628   leverage (n) an increased means of accomplishing a purpose with increased influence
629   levitate (v) to hover or cause to rise and float in the air  
630   levy (v)   to issue a tax or fine, to demand payment for something
631   lexicographer (n) one who writes or compiles a dictionary    
632   liability (n) a disadvantage, drawback or unnecessary burden  
633   libel (n)   a false statement written out of a desire to damage someone's reputation
634   libretto (n) the words of an opera or similar musical composition
635   licentious (adj) immoral and improper, especially in regards to sexual activity
636   lilliputian (adj) tiny, extremely small      
637   limber (adj) flexible or being able to bend one's body easily
638   limerick (n) a short humorous five-line poem    
639   limpid (adj) perfectly clear, transparent, or unclouded  
640   linchpin (n) a pin that attaches the wheel to the axle; it also means a vital element
641   lineage (n) a line of descendants or members of the same group or family
642   liniment (n) a soothing liquid or gel that's rubbed on injured skin
643   lionize (v) to treat a person as a celebrity      
644   lissome (adj) having a flexible body, athletic    
645   lithe (adj) being easily bendable or flexible    
646   litigant (n) someone involved in a lawsuit    
647   loll (v)   to lean or lounge in a relaxed manner    
648   lugubrious (adj) deeply sad and gloomy in an exaggerated way  
649   lumen (n) a unit of measure for the flow of light    
650   mace (n) an ancient weapon with a spiked ball on one end, also a ceremonial staff
651   macerate (v) to soften or break down into parts, usually by soaking in a liquid
652   machinations (n) secret plots or schemes, usually with evil intent  
653   madrigal (n) a short, poetic song for 2-3 voices, with no music  
654   maelstrom (n) a large whirlpool or a confused or disorderly state of things
655   magnanimous (adj) very generous and kind      
656   malapropism (n) a comical or embarrassing misuse of words  
657   malcontent (adj) someone who is discontented or rebellious  
658   malediction (n) a curse, cruel words        
659   malefactor (n) someone who does harm, a bad person, like a criminal
660   malevolent (adj) wishing harm to someone, showing ill will or mean-spirited
661   malfeasance (n) wrongdoing or misconduct, specially by a public figure
662   malicious (adj) having or showing ill will, wicked    
663   malleable (adj) able to be hammered, pounded, or pressed into shapes without breaking
664   mandate (n) an authoritative command or order    
665   manifest (v) to make clear or evident, to reveal, or to appear  
666   manifesto (n) a public declaration of motives and intentions by a government, person, or group
667   manumit (v) to set free, as from slavery      
668   marginal (adj) being on the outer or lower limits, borderline  
669   marquee (n) refers to the area that hangs over the entrance of a theater
670   martial (adj) warlike or military        
671   martinet (n) someone who is strict or who sticks to the rules  
672   masochist (adj) one who receives pleasure from being dominated, mistreated, or hurt physically
673   matriarch (n) a woman who rules her family or tribe; it can also mean a highly respected elderly woman
674   maudlin (adj) overly emotional, sappy      
675   maul (v)   to injure by beating or tearing      
676   maverick (n) someone who takes an independent stand; it can also mean a wild, unbranded animal that has strayed
677   mawkish (adj) emotional to the point of being unpleasant  
678   meander (v) to take a winding or aimless course    
679   meddlesome (adj) being inclined to interfere or tamper with something or someone
680   medley (n) a diverse mix, a jumble of things    
681   meek (adj) submissive, lacking initiatives; mild in nature  
682   melee (n) a fight involving several people, a chaotic battle or brawl
683   mellifluous (adj) like honey, sweet and smooth      
684   menagerie (n) a collection of wild or exotic animals kept for exhibition; or an unusual and varied group
685   mendicant (n) a person who lives by begging      
686   menial (adj) fit for servants, basic, or low      
687   mercenary (adj) working for payment only or motivated by a desire for money, especially a soldier paid to serve in a foreign military
688   mesmerize (v) to hypnotize, captivate, or spellbind    
689   metaphor (n) a word or phrase that draws a comparison between two unlike things
690   metaphysical (adj) abstract or related to philosophical discussions around reality, truth and being etc
691   metaphysics (n) the branch of philosophy that seeks to explain the nature of being or reality
692   meticulous (adj) extremely or excessively careful about details  
693   mettle (n) an inherent quality of character or courage  
694   miasma (n) a poisonous atmosphere, sickening air or something like it
695   microcosm (n) a little world, miniature      
696   migratory (adj) relates to animals or other creatures that move from place to place
697   milieu (n) cultural and social surroundings, environment  
698   mimic (trv) to imitate or copy something else    
699   minion (n) an employee, hireling, or subordinate    
700   minutiae (n) small or relatively unimportant details    
701   mirth (n) joyfulness or merriment, especially when characterized by laughter
702   misanthrope (n) someone who hates other people    
703   miscellany (n) a miscellaneous collection or assortment  
704   misdemeanor (n) any minor offense for which the punishment is typically a fine or short imprisonment
705   modicum (n) a small amount, a bit      
706   modulate (v) to change or to tone down      
707   mollycoddle (n) an excessively pampered boy      
708   molt (v)   to shed an outer covering, such as skin, feathers, etc
709   monastic (adj) secluded and simple, often monk-like    
710   monolithic (adj) massive, solid and uniform in appearance  
711   montage (n) combining several elements (especially images) into one composition
712   moratorium (n) an authorized suspension or stopping of some specific activity
713   morbid (adj) gruesome or preoccupied with death. it can also mean extremely unhealthy
714   mores (n) actions, behaviors, or manners that are socially accepted without question
715   moribund (adj) dying or coming to an end      
716   morose (adj) miserable, sad or gloomy      
717   mortician (n) someone who works with dead bodies and prepares them for burial or cremation
718   mortify (v) to degrade or to cause to feel shame or humiliation
719   mosaic (n) art made with small bits of material like stone or glass to form a larger image
720   mote (n) a small speck, usually of dirt or dust, a fragment  
721   motif (n) a theme or subject that appears in an artistic work  
722   motley (adj) containing a great variety such as being multi-colored
723   mottled (adj) spotted          
724   multiform (adj) having different shapes or different kinds, diverse  
725   munificent (adj) willing to give, feeling selfless and generous  
726   musty (adj) a stale smell or being outdated    
727   myriad (n) variety, a great number of things    
728   natty (adj) excessively neat and fashionable    
729   neologism (n) a new word or a new way of speaking    
730   neonate (n) a newborn child        
731   neutral (adj) not taking part in either side of a dispute or quarrel, or a war
732   niggling (adj) being overly concerned with or requiring great attention to small details
733   nirvana (n) a state of bliss, state of perfect calm or peace  
734   noisome (adj) disgusting, offensive, gross, or harmful    
735   nonplus (v) to confuse or to puzzle      
736   nostrum (n) a medicine of questionable value    
737   novel (adj) new and unusual, especially being the first of its kind, unique
738   noxious (adj) harmful, upsetting or causing damage    
739   nullity (n) a state of nothingness or something that is not valid
740   nuptial (adj) related to a marriage ceremony    
741   obeisance (n) a gesture showing honor or respect    
742   obfuscation (n) something that causes confusion, unclear  
743   oblique (adj) indirect or not straightforward      
744   obstreperous (adj) noisy, unruly, or hard to control    
745   obtuse (adj) lacking in insight or intellect, or slow to comprehend; it also means not sharp or pointed
746   obviate (v) to make unnecessary      
747   officious (adj) overly eager to serve or to advise, usually in a bossy way
748   ogle (v)   to look at with great attention, often in an sexual way
749   ominous (adj) threatening or suggesting something bad is on the way
750   operetta (n) a light, amusing opera with spoken dialogue  
751   opus (n)   a musical composition or literary work    
752   oracular (adj) being like an oracle, offering wisdom that seems to come from god
753   oratory (n) ability to speak well in public      
754   ordinate (adj) the arrangement of things in regular rows  
755   ornithologist (n) a scientist who studies birds      
756   ovation (n) a long round of applause, lengthy cheers    
757   overt (adj) clearly evident or obvious      
758   overwrought (adj) overworked or fatigued; it can also mean very nervous or excited
759   paean (n) a song or a few words of praise or tribute  
760   palatable (adj) agreeable to the taste      
761   palliate (v) to bring some relief or comfort    
762   pallid (adj) unusually pale, weak, or lacking intensity or spirit  
763   palpitate (v) to beat rapidly, especially one's heart  
764   paltry (adj) extremely small and worthless    
765   pan (v)   to criticize severely        
766   panache (n) having a lot of style and flair      
767   pander (v) to give satisfaction to someone, often in order to gain something yourself
768   panegyric (n) statements of great appreciation, usually very formal
769   pantomime (n) a performance that contains no words, only actions and gestures
770   paradigm (n) a model or a set of beliefs      
771   paragon (n) an example of excellence, a positive model  
772   paraphernalia (n) equipment or apparatus      
773   pariah (n) someone who is cast out of a group or someone who is hated and avoided
774   parochial (adj) related to a local church; it also means narrow or limited in scope
775   peccadillo (n) a minor or petty offense, or a slight fault    
776   peerless (adj) without equals, superior to everything, champion  
777   penury (n) severe poverty        
778   perennial (n) a plant that lives all seasons or for several years  
779   perfunctory (adj) mechanical, unthinking, having little interest  
780   perplex (trv) to confuse or puzzle      
781   perquisite (n) a special privilege, or perk      
782   pious (adj) having or showing religious devotion    
783   pluck (v)   to pick or pull on something      
784   preclude (trv) to make something impossible, usually in advance, shut out
785   precursor (n) something that comes before      
786   predilection (n) having a preference or liking for someone or something
787   preen (v) to groom oneself excessively      
788   prelude (n) the introduction to a main event, performance, or action
789   prodigal (n) a person who wastes his money and means  
790   profuse (adj) plentiful or generous      
791   prompt (trv) to cause something to happen, provoke or trigger  
792   propensity (n) a natural tendency to something, inclination or bias
793   propriety (n) the quality of being proper, acceptable, or decent  
794   provocative (adj) stimulating, as in provoking an action, thought, or feeling
795   purist (n) one who follows strict, often formal, rules and observances
796   putrefy (v) to spoil, to become rotten      
797   quack (n) someone who pretends to have knowledge or skill that he or she does not really have
798   quagmire (n) a difficult position; it can also mean wet, boggy ground
799   quaint (adj) charmingly old-fashioned or unusual in character  
800   quandary (n) an uncertain and confusing situation or position  
801   quarantine (n) an isolation or restriction placed upon individuals or things so to stop a disease from spreading
802   quasi (adj) having some similarities; it is often hyphenated as a prefix to a noun, adjective, or adverb
803   queasy (adj) causing or being affected by nausea or feeling discomfort
804   quell (v)   to put an end to or to quiet something    
805   quiescent (adj) to become quiet or still      
806   quintessence (n) the pure, concentrated essence of anything or the most perfect quality of a thing
807   quirk (n)   a peculiar trait or mannerism; it can also mean a sudden twist or turn
808   quixotic (adj) extravagantly romantic, or foolishly idealistic or unrealistic
809   quizzical (adj) odd, comical, or puzzling      
810   quorum (n) the minimum number of members required to be present at a meeting before it can validly conduct business
811   rabid (adj) fanatical, violent, or extremely expressive  
812   raconteur (n) a person skilled at telling stories and anecdotes  
813   ramification (n) the result, effect, or consequence derived from an action, statement, decision, etc
814   ramify (v) to divide or spread out into branches or branchlike divisions
815   rampant (adj) spreading or growing uncontrollably; it also means being violent in action, speech, or manner
816   rampart (n) an elevated fortification and protection    
817   rapacious (adj) taking by force or living on captured prey  
818   rapport (n) a close relationship or agreement; a friendship  
819   rapt (adj) carried away by or completely absorbed    
820   raspy (adj) harsh, irritable or rough      
821   ratify (v)   to approve or confirm in an official manner  
822   rationale (n) the basis for something; such as a statement or explanation of reasons
823   rationalize (v) to try to explain something that does not really have a sensible explanation
824   ravel (v)   to separate or untwist, or to tangle; it can also mean to make clear, or to confuse
825   ravenous (adj) greedily or wildly hungry; it can also mean very eager
826   raze (v)   to tear down completely or to level to the ground  
827   reactionary (adj) marked by or pertaining to an extreme reaction, usually one that is conservative or right-wing
828   realm (n) a kingdom, area, or region; it can also mean a sphere involving particular beliefs, entities, etc
829   reaper (n) a machine or person who cuts with a scythe or sickle or who gathers by cutting
830   rebuff (v) to refuse bluntly, to reject, or to repulse    
831   recalcitrant (adj) refusing to obey authority, customs or regulations; stubborn
832   recant (v) to take back something one has said    
833   receptive (adj) open to new ideas or things, favorable, or welcoming
834   recession (n) the act of going back or withdrawing; it can also refer to a temporary downturn in the economy
835   recidivism (n) a relapse, often into crime or antisocial behavior  
836   reciprocate (v) to give or feel in return for a favor or a feeling  
837   reclaim (v) to regain possession of something    
838   recluse (n) someone who lives a secluded life, apart from society
839   reconcile (v) to make friendly again or to settle a dispute or disagreement
840   recondite (adj) beyond the grasp of the ordinary mind or understanding
841   recourse (n) assistance or a method of obtaining assistance  
842   recrimination (n) a countercharge or the act of making a similar accusation toward another
843   rectify (v) to put or set right or to correct      
844   rectitude (n) conduct according to moral character and uprightness of character
845   recumbent (adj) leaning, lying down or reclining    
846   recuperate (v) to recover or get back to health or strength; it can also mean to recover financial losses
847   recurrent (adj) appearing or occurring again and again or periodically
848   redeem (v) to buy back, to get back, or to recover    
849   redoubtable (adj) commanding respect or fearsome    
850   redress (n) compensation for a wrong-doing    
851   referendum (n) a vote or submitting to a vote      
852   refractory (adj) hard to manage, uncontrollable, or disobedient, usually said of a person or animal
853   refrain (v) to hold back or keep oneself from something  
854   refurbish (v) to brighten, to renovate, or polish up    
855   regale (v) to entertain lavishly, especially with a pleasant feast
856   regeneration (n) renewal, rebirth or reformation    
857   regimen (n) a regulated system of doing something, often of diet and exercise for maintaining or improving one's health
858   rehabilitate (v) to restore or put back into good condition, often to a normal state of health or activity
859   reimburse (v) to pay back money spent or to compensate a person for expenses, damages, or losses
860   relegate (trv) to assign to a lower order of or to a lower position; demote
861   relic (n)   a keepsake from the past, something which has survived deterioration
862   relinquish (v) to surrender something owned, or to give up or to abandon something, such as a plan
863   remediable (adj) that which can be cured, healed, or set right  
864   remission (n) a lessening or disappearance of symptoms of a disease
865   remonstrance (n) the act or instance of protest or complaint  
866   remorse (n) a deep sense of guilt or regret felt over doing wrong
867   renaissance (n) a rebirth, revival or transformation    
868   render (v) to give, to hand over, or to deliver; it can also mean to depict, as in a drawing
869   renegade (n) someone who abandons a movement, or a group which has specific principles, and become its opposer
870   renege (v) to back out of an agreement or fail to keep a promise
871   renovate (v) to make fresh, whole, or sound again    
872   repeal (v) to withdraw officially or formally, or to call back; it can also mean to abolish
873   reprisal (n) inflicting injury on someone for a previous insult  
874   reproach (trv) to blame someone for a fault, to accuse or scold  
875   requiem (n) a mass for a deceased person or the musical setting for the mass; it can also mean a farewell to someone
876   rescind (v) to revoke or cancel        
877   reside (v) to live somewhere        
878   resilient (adj) springing back into shape, or quickly recover one's strength or spirits
879   resolute (adj) showing or having a fixed purpose    
880   resound (v) to make a loud noise      
881   resplendent (adj) shining brightly        
882   resurrection (n) the state of having risen from the dead or inactivity;
883   retard (v) to slow something down, or to delay    
884   reticent (adj) silent, uncommunicative or quiet    
885   retinue (n) a group of assistants, followers or servants attending a person of importance
886   retiring (adj) withdrawn, shy, reserved      
887   rift (n)   an opening or break caused by a split    
888   rind (n)   a hard outer layer on food      
889   rout (v)   to defeat overwhelmingly; it also means to dig up or poke around
890   routine (n) a regular pattern that is followed, or a habitual activity
891   rue (v)   to feel sorrow about or regret something  
892   saccharine (adj) containing or producing sugar, or being too sweet or sugary
893   saga (n)   a lengthy story or narrative      
894   scabbard (n) a case for a sword        
895   scotch (trv) to put an end to or to crush      
896   scourge (n) a whip, a method of inflicting harsh punishment, or a cause of widespread suffering
897   scrutinize (v) to look at very closely or to inspect    
898   selfdeprecating (adj) apologetic, tending to undervalue oneself  
899   serrated (adj) having saw-like notches along the edge    
900   shunt (v) to shift something from one track or path to another
901   simper (v) to smile in a silly way      
902   skeptical (adj) not easily persuaded or convinced    
903   skiff (n)   a light, open boat usually propelled by oars or a sail
904   sneer (v) to show dislike and be disrespectful of something  
905   solicit (trv) to ask for or to request, usually in earnest, to plead  
906   somatic (adj) relating to the body or physical    
907   sonata (n) a piece of classical music for one instrument  
908   stationary (adj) not moving or progressing, inactive    
909   steadfast (adj) being firm, constant or loyal      
910   stickler (n) someone who is insistent about something  
911   stoke (v) to add fuel to a fire        
912   stolid (adj) solemn, with little emotion      
913   stratagem (n) a clever plan        
914   stratify (v) to arrange in layers        
915   striated (adj) marked by grooves or stripes; it can also mean hollow or empty
916   stringent (adj) rigid, controlled or strict      
917   subdue (v) to conquer and control      
918   subliminal (adj) below the threshold of consciousness    
919   successive (adj) following one after another in sequence    
920   succumb (v) to yield to something stronger      
921   suffragist (n) an activist for voting rights      
922   sultry (adj) very hot and humid        
923   supercilious (adj) full of pride or arrogance      
924   supplant (v) to replace or substitute, especially by force or treachery
925   supposition (n) a guess, hypothesis or a theory    
926   surrogate (n) to be a substitute for something    
927   surveillance (n) a close watch over someone or something  
928   svelte (adj) elegantly slim or slender      
929   sycophant (n) a person who seeks favor by flattering people of wealth or power
930   systemic (adj) relating to the body as a whole    
931   tangible (adj) that which can be touched or felt by touch  
932   tantalize (v) to tease with something out of reach    
933   tarantula (n) a large, hairy spider        
934   tarry (v)   to be late in doing something      
935   temporal (adj) ordinary rather than spiritual      
936   tendentious (adj) biased in a certain way, partisan    
937   tentative (adj) hesitant or cautious; it can also mean something done as an experiment
938   tether (v) to tie something or someone to something  
939   timorous (adj) timid and fearful        
940   toady (n) someone who flatters in the hopes of gaining something
941   tout (v)   to talk about and promote something    
942   tractable (adj) easily managed, taught, or controlled    
943   trajectory (n) the curved path of something moving through air  
944   transcendent (adj) far beyond normal limits      
945   transcribe (v) to write out or type out in full; it can also mean to translate
946   transgression (n) the act of breaking the law, a command, etc. or going beyond limits and boundaries
947   transitional (adj) characteristic of change; in the process of change or modulation
948   trappings (n) items worn for decoration, particularly on a horse's gear, or outward indications of something
949   travail (n) hard physical exertion or agony    
950   trepidation (n) fearful uncertainty or anxiety      
951   trinket (n) something small with little value    
952   triumvirate (n) a ruling body of three      
953   trough (n) a long, narrow, open container, often for holding water or food or for washing something
954   truism (n) a statement, the truth of which is well-known or obvious
955   tryst (n)   a secret meeting between lovers    
956   turpitude (n) an instance of moral corruption or wickedness  
957   tutelage (n) guardianship or sponsorship      
958   tycoon (n) a very wealthy businessman      
959   tyranny (n) an oppressive or unjust rule or government  
960   ubiquitous (adj) appearing to be everywhere simultaneously  
961   ulterior (adj) beyond what is openly said or indicated    
962   unanimity (n) a complete agreement or united opinion    
963   unassailable (adj) something which cannot be attacked or assaulted successfully; it also means unquestionable or certain
964   unbridled (adj) unrestrained or uncontrolled, wild    
965   uncanny (adj) supernatural, unusual or exciting wonder  
966   undermine (v) to injure, weaken, or impair, especially by subtle means
967   underwrite (v) to agree to or show support for by signing one's name
968   unfrock (v) to remove or to deprive the rank, function, or authority of a priest or minister
969   unilateral (adj) involving or affecting one side or only one of several persons or parties
970   unimpeachable (adj) that which cannot be questioned, doubted, or discredited
971   uninhibited (adj) behavior that is free from social or moral restraints  
972   unkempt (adj) tangled, uncombed, or messy      
973   unlettered (adj) not having a good education      
974   unmitigated (adj) absolute, definite        
975   unobtrusive (adj) inconspicuous, not readily noticeable    
976   unpalatable (adj) unpleasant to the taste, or disagreeable    
977   unprecedented (adj) having no precedent or parallel, being unheard of, unique
978   unravel (v) to untangle or separate; it can also mean to solve  
979   unremitting (adj) constant, never stopping      
980   unrequited (adj) not returned in the same way or to the same degree
981   unscathed (adj) unharmed or safe from being injured    
982   unseemly (adj) offensive, not in good taste      
983   unwieldy (adj) difficult to hold or move because of shape, weight, or bulk
984   upright (adj) standing erect; it can also mean honest and just  
985   upstart (n) someone of humble background who has risen suddenly to power or importance
986   usury (n) the act of lending money at an high, illegal interest rate
987   uxorious (adj) excessively devoted or submissive to one's wife
988   vagary (n) an odd or unexpected idea or a flight of fancy  
989   vagrant (n) a person who wanders from place to place, or a homeless person
990   valedictory (adj) expressing a farewell      
991   vanguard (n) people leading a movement      
992   vantage (n) an advantage in a conflict or competition, or a position which provides an advantage
993   vehement (adj) acting or moving with great force or strong passion  
994   venturesome (adj) inclined to take risks or involving risks    
995   verisimilitude (n) a realistic appearance      
996   versatile (adj) able to do different things      
997   vertigo (n) dizziness          
998   vespertine (adj) relating to or happening in the evening    
999   vestige (n) an almost invisible trace of something    
1000   vexation (n) something that causes annoyance or distress  
1001   vexatious (adj) annoying or troublesome      
1002   viable (adj) capable of living or likely to succeed    
1003   vicissitude (n) the quality of being changeable; a variation in the course of things
1004   vie (v)   to strive for victory or compete    
1005   vilify (v)   to criticize harshly or to defame    
1006   vindicate (v) to clear from criticism, blame, guilt, or suspicion  
1007   viper (n)   a venomous snake; it can also describe a malicious or treacherous person
1008   virile (adj) strong, muscular, or being like an adult male  
1009   virtual (adj) seeming real in effect or essence    
1010   virulent (adj) full of hate, or extremely poisonous or deadly  
1011   voluptuous (adj) amply sensual and beautiful      
1012   vulnerable (adj) unprotected, easily injured      
1013   waggish (adj) funny or humorous        
1014   waive (v) to give up, reject or dismiss      
1015   wallow (v) to move around in a lazy way      
1016   wanton (adj) to be out of control        
1017   wary (adj) to be cautious and watchful      
1018   wastrel (n) someone who wastes money, like a spendthrift  
1019   waver (v) to vacillate or show indecision; to go back and forth
1020   wax (v)   to grow larger or more numerous in a gradual way; it can also mean to speak or express oneself
1021   whet (v)   to sharpen by rubbing or friction    
1022   whim (n) a sudden notion, idea, or desire; an impulse  
1023   wily (adj) clever or crafty        
1024   windfall (n) an unexpected fortune, unearned gain    
1025   winnow (v) to get rid of something unwanted    
1026   winsome (adj) pleasing and engaging, childishly charming  
1027   wistful (adj) expressing vague longings or having desires tinged with sadness
1028   withdrawn (adj) detached and unresponsive      
1029   withhold (v) to keep something back      
1030   wizardry (n) the art or practice of magic      
1031   worldly (adj) of this world, not spiritual      
1032   writhe (v) to twist or bend and roll around, usually in pain  
1033   wry (adj) twisted or distorted; it can also mean dry and ironic
1034   yoke (v)   to harness an animal; it also means to join together  
1035   zany (adj) comical, funny, and crazy      
1036   zealot (n) a person who is a fanatic, or who is extreme or in his/her enthusiasm
1037   zealous (adj) showing extreme enthusiasm or devotion  
1038   zeitgeist (n) the outlook, trends and characteristics of a specific period
1039   zodiacal (adj) relating to the zodiac, astrological    
1040   zoophagous (adj) meat-eating or carnivorous      


 


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