SAT Vocabulary

SAT Vocabulary Words iPhone/iPod Touch Application

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SAT Vocabulary Word List

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