Word Lists

1.      abase

cause to feel shame

2.      abhor

find repugnant

3.      abject

most unfortunate or miserable

4.      abstain

choose not to consume

5.      abstract

existing only in the mind

6.      acclimate

get used to a certain environment

7.      accomplice

a person who joins with another in carrying out some plan

8.      accord

concurrence of opinion

9.      acquit

pronounce not guilty of criminal charges

10     acute

extremely sharp or intense

11      adept

having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude

12    adversity

a state of misfortune or affliction

13      advocacy

active support of an idea or cause

14      altruistic

showing unselfish concern for the welfare of others

15     ample

more than enough in size or scope or capacity

16  anecdote

short account of an incident

17     anomaly

deviation from the normal or common order or form or rule

18     antipathy

a feeling of intense dislike

19      apathy

an absence of emotion or enthusiasm

20      aristocratic

belonging to or characteristic of the nobility

21       aspire

have an ambitious plan or a lofty goal

22      assimilation

the process of absorbing one cultural group into another

23      attribute

a quality belonging to or characteristic of an entity

24     adulation

servile flattery; exaggerated and hypocritical praise

25     Demonstrate

clearly show the existence or truth of (something) by giving proof or evidence

26     Decoration

adorning something

27     Cylinder

a solid geometrical figure

28       Hippopotamus

thick-skinned semiaquatic African mammal

29      Intermission

a pause or break

30       Appearance

the way that someone or something looks

31      Consequent

result of an event or situation

32      Approximate

close to the actual, but not completely accurate or exact

33      Auxiliary

additional help and support

     Hallucination

perception of something not present

35        Photosynthesis

is the way that green plants make their food using sunlight

36        Equivalent

equal in value

37       Measure

ascertain the size

38      Whimper

feeble sounds expressive of fear, pain

39      Overemphasize

place excessive emphasis on

40      Overanxious

excessively anxious

41       aberration

a state or condition markedly different from the norm

42       abrasive

  sharply disagreeable, unpleasant, or harsh

43       abundant

  present in great quantity

44     accentuate

   to stress, single out as important

45      acerbic

 harsh or corrosive in tone

46     acme

  the highest level or degree attainable

47      acquiesce

   to agree or express agreement

48     acrimonious

   marked by strong resentment or cynicism

49     adamant

   impervious to pleas, persuasion, requests, reason

50     adhere

  stick to firmly

51      admonish

   scold or reprimand; take to task

52      adorn

   make more attractive, as by adding ornament or color

53      adroit

    quick or skillful or adept in action or thought

54      aesthetic

  characterized by an appreciation of beauty or good taste

55      affable

  diffusing warmth and friendliness

56       affinity

   a close connection marked by community of interests

57      affliction

   a cause of great suffering and distress

58       affluent

    having an abundant supply of money or possessions of value

59       aggrandize

    add details to

60       agile

   moving quickly and lightly

61       agrarian

   relating to rural matters

62      alacrity

    liveliness and eagerness

63       alienate

    arouse hostility or indifference in

64      allege

     report or maintain

65      allegiance

    the act of binding yourself to a course of action

66       allegory

    a style that describes a subject by suggestive resemblances

67       alleviate

   provide physical relief, as from pain

68      allude

    make an indirect reference to

69      aloof

   remote in manner

70       ambiguous

    having more than one possible meaning

71       ambivalent

    uncertain or unable to decide about what course to follow

72      ameliorate

    to make better

73       amiable

   diffusing warmth and friendliness

74        amicable

    characterized by friendship and good will

75       amnesty

    a warrant granting release from punishment for an offense

76         amorphous

     having no definite form or distinct shape

77        anachronism

    something located at a time when it could not have existed

78       analogous

     similar or equivalent in some respects

79         animosity

     a feeling of ill will arousing active hostility

80        annihilate

    kill in large numbers

81       anonymous

     having no known name or identity or known source

82        antagonism

      an actively expressed feeling of dislike and hostility

83         anthropomorphic

     suggesting human features for animals or inanimate things

84         anticipate

      be excited or anxious about

85           antithetical

       sharply contrasted in character or purpose

86           aptitude

      inherent ability

87          arbitrary

     based on or subject to individual discretion or preference

88         arcane

     requiring secret or mysterious knowledge

89        archaic

      so extremely old as seeming to belong to an earlier period

90         archetype

       something that serves as a model

91        ardent

      characterized by intense emotion

92         arduous

       characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion

93          artifice

        a deceptive maneuver, especially to avoid capture

94         ascetic

        characteristic of the practice of rigorous self-discipline

95         assuage

      provide physical relief, as from pain

96         atone

       make amends for

97         attest

       provide evidence for

98         attire

       clothing of a distinctive style or for a particular occasion

99          attribution

            assigning to a cause or source

1                audacious

            disposed to venture or take risks

10                audible

           heard or perceptible by the ear

10                      augment

          enlarge or increase

10                      augur

        predict from an omen

10                     augury

        an event indicating important things to come

10                     auspicious

       auguring favorable circumstances and good luck

10                      austere

       severely simple

10                      authentic

        conforming to fact and therefore worthy of belief

10                      authoritarian

       characteristic of an absolute ruler or absolute rule

10                      authoritative

       of recognized power or excellence

11                      avarice

        reprehensible acquisitiveness; insatiable desire for wealth

11                      avenge

        take action in return for a perceived wrong

1                      aversion

        a feeling of intense dislike

11                      avid

        marked by active interest and enthusiasm

11                      avuncular

         resembling a uncle in kindness or indulgence

11                      awe

        an overwhelming feeling of wonder or admiration

1.                practice

       a customary way of operation or behavior

2.              concern

     something that interests you because it is important

3.            commit

      perform an act, usually with a negative connotation

4.            issue

       some situation or event that is thought about

5.           approach

       move towards

6.           establish

     set up or found

7.           utter

     without qualification

8.           conduct

    direct the course of; manage or control

9.           engage

     consume all of one's attention or time

10        obtain

     come into possession of

11        scarce

      deficient in quantity or number compared with the demand

12         policy

         a plan of action adopted by an individual or social group

13          straight

     successive, without a break

14          stock

      capital raised by a corporation through the issue of shares

15           apparent

     clearly revealed to the mind or the senses or judgment

16            property

     a basic or essential attribute shared by members of a class

17            fancy

      imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind

18            concept

     an abstract or general idea inferred from specific instances

19          court

      an assembly to conduct judicial business

20            appoint

      assign a duty, responsibility or obligation to

21            passage

      a section of text, particularly a section of medium length

22            vain

     unproductive of success

23         instance

     an occurrence of something

24         coast

     the shore of a sea or ocean

25       project

      a planned undertaking

26          commission

      a special group delegated to consider some matter

27          constant

      a quantity that does not vary

28          circumstances

      one's overall condition in life

29           constitute

      to compose or represent

30            level

       a relative position or degree of value in a graded group

31       affect

      have an influence upon

32        institute

     set up or lay the groundwork for

33          render

      give an interpretation of

34       appeal

      be attractive to

35         generate

      bring into existence

36         theory

      a well-substantiated explanation of some aspect of the world

37         range

      a variety of different things or activities

38          campaign

      a race between candidates for elective office

39            league

       an association of sports teams that organizes matches

40            labor

      any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted

41            confer

       have a meeting in order to talk something over

42           grant

       allow to have

43            dwell

     think moodily or anxiously about something

44             entertain

      provide amusement for

45            contract

     a binding agreement that is enforceable by law

46          earnest

      characterized by a firm, humorless belief in one's opinions

47             yield

      give or supply

48           wander

     move or cause to move in a sinuous or circular course

49           insist

    be emphatic or resolute and refuse to budge

50          knight

     a person of noble birth trained to arms and chivalry

51           convince

      make realize the truth or validity of something

52          inspire

     serve as the inciting cause of

53        convention

      a large formal assembly

54            skill

      an ability that has been acquired by training

55              harry

           annoy continually or chronically

56              financial

              involving fiscal matters

57             reflect

                show an image of

58                      novel

           an extended fictional work in prose

59                   furnish

              provide or equip with furniture

60                   compel

                 force somebody to do something

61             venture

                  proceed somewhere despite the risk of possible dangers

62                 territory

               the geographical area under the jurisdiction of a state

63                 temper

               a characteristic state of feeling

64                  bent

                 fixed in your purpose

65               intimate

          marked by close acquaintance, association, or familiarity

66               undertake

               enter upon an activity or enterprise

67               majority

               more than half of the votes in an election

68                  assert

               declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true

69                crew

                  the men and women who man a vehicle

70                      chamber

            a natural or artificial enclosed space

71                     humble

               marked by meekness or modesty; not arrogant or prideful

72                         scheme

                 an elaborate and systematic plan of action

73                    keen

                  demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions

74                liberal

                having political views favoring reform and progress

75                  despair

                a state in which all hope is lost or absent

76                  tide

                the periodic rise and fall of the sea level

77              attitude

               a complex mental state involving beliefs and feelings

78                    justify

                  show to be reasonable or provide adequate ground for

79                      flag

             a rectangular piece of cloth of distinctive design

80                     merit

             any admirable or beneficial attribute

81                         manifest

           reveal its presence or make an appearance

82              notion

               a general inclusive concept

83                    scale

              relative magnitude

84                  formal

                characteristic of or befitting a person in authority

85                   resource

                a new or reserve supply that can be drawn upon when needed

86                  persist

              continue to exist

87                    contempt

               lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike

88                   tour

                a route all the way around a particular place or area

89                     plead

            enter a defendant's answer

90                         weigh

                be oppressive or burdensome

91                      mode

                  how something is done or how it happens

92                      distinction

                 a discrimination between things as different

93                       inclined

                at an angle to the horizontal or vertical position

94                      attribute

               a quality belonging to or characteristic of an entity

95                       exert

                  make a great effort at a mental or physical task

96                     oppress

                come down on or keep down by unjust use of one's authority

97                    contend

                  compete for something

98                      stake

                   a strong wooden or metal post driven into the ground

99                       toil

              work hard

10                         perish

              pass from physical life

10                     disposition

                your usual mood

10                         rail

                complain bitterly

10                            cardinal

             one of a group of prominent bishops in the Sacred College

10                      boast

             show off

1                       advocate

        a person who pleads for a person, cause, or idea