ENGLISH VOCABULARY FOR LAWYERS

7d0ff-dictionary

  1. abandon – to leave behind

  2. abandoned left behind

  3. abash – embarrass

  4. abated – lessened

  5. aboard – on something

  6. abolitionist – slavery opponent

  7. abominable – disgusting

  8. abridge – to shorten

  9. absent – not present

  10. absolute value – distance from zero on the number line

  11. abstain – do without

  12. absurd – unreasonable

  13. academic – relating to education

  14. accept – take what is given

  15. access – approach

  16. accidental – happening by chance

  17. accidentally – not on purpose

  18. acclaim – to approve

  19. accomplishment – achievement

  20. accord – being in agreement

  21. accost – approach to speak

  22. achiever – someone who reaches a goal

  23. acquiesce – to agree

  24. acrobats – trapeze artists

  25. activate – start

  26. acute – sharp

  27. acute – sharp and quick

  28. acuteness – quick mind

  29. AD – Anno domini

  30. adage – wise saying

  31. adapt – adjust to

  32. addle – to make confused

  33. addled – confused

  34. address – speech

  35. adept – expert

  36. adherent – supporter or follower

  37. adjacent – directly next to

  38. adjacent – near or close

  39. adjourned – ended a session

  40. adobe – made of clay

  41. advantage – something that is helpful

  42. advent – coming event

  43. adventure – an exciting experience

  44. advice – guidance

  45. advise – offer helpful suggestions

  46. advocate – to plead in favor

  47. advocate – to support

  48. affect – have an influence on

  49. affliction – misery

  50. affluence – abundance of riches

  51. against – in opposition

  52. agenda – a plan

  53. agent – representing another

  54. aggregation – group of people

  55. aghast – horrified

  56. agile – moving easily

  57. air – gases that we breathe

  58. albeit – even though

  59. allay – lessen

  60. allay – lessen

  61. alleviate – make bearable

  62. alliance – union for a common purpose

  63. allies – friends in war

  64. allowance – something granted

  65. allusion – indirect mention of something

  66. almanac – yearly book of facts

  67. aloof – disinterested

  68. already – before now

  69. ambiance – special atmosphere

  70. ambiguous – unclear

  71. Ameliorate- to make better

  72. amity – friendliness

  73. analogy – comparison

  74. analysis – examination of something

  75. analyze – study

  76. anarchy – lawlessness

  77. ancestors – people one is descended from

  78. anecdote – brief story

  79. anemic – lacking vitality

  80. angry – feeling or showing displeasure

  81. animated – very lively

  82. ankles – joints where feet meet legs

  83. annals – chronological record of the events

  84. announced – said or told

  85. anonymous – unidentified

  86. anthology – collection of writings

  87. antibiotic – stops growth of microorganisms

  88. anxiety – extreme nervousness

  89. anxiously – nervously

  90. apathy – lack of emotion

  91. aperture – opening

  92. aplomb – great composure

  93. appalling – terrible

  94. apparition – anything that appears unexpectedly

  95. appeal – to ask for

  96. appear – come into sight

  97. appearance – the way something looks

  98. appease – quieten

  99. applause – clapping of hands

  100. appreciate – show gratitude

  101. apprehensive – uneasy

  102. appropriate – suitable

  103. aquarium – container for fish

  104. arbitrary – whimsical

  105. archeologist – studies man’s past

  106. arduous – difficult

  107. argument – disagreement

  108. aristocrat – nobility

  109. arrogance – excessive pride

  110. arrogant – overly proud

  111. articulate – express oneself clearly

  112. articulate – speak clearly

  113. articulate – to speak distinctly

  114. artist – one who paints or draws

  115. ascetic – very self-disciplined person

  116. ascribe – assign something to

  117. aspect – point of view

  118. aspiration – strong desire

  119. assaults – attacks

  120. assemble – to gather together

  121. assiduously – carefully

  122. assurance – confidence

  123. assure – to make confident

  124. astonish – surprise

  125. astonishment – amazement

  126. astronomer – solar system expert

  127. astronomy – study of heavenly bodies

  128. atom – smallest component of an element

  129. atrocity – cruel action

  130. attempt – to make an effort

  131. audacious – outrageous

  132. audacity – aggressive courage

  133. audible – can be heard

  134. audible – heard

  135. audition – to try out

  136. audition – to try out for a part

  137. augment – to add to

  138. authentic – genuine

  139. authority – control

  140. avail – take advantage of

  141. available – able to be used now

  142. available – ready for use

  143. avalanche – sliding of material down a hillside

  144. avalanches – large mass sliding down a hillside

  145. avarice – greed

  146. aversion – definite dislike

  147. avert – to prevent

  148. aviator – pilot

  149. aware – having knowledge

  150. azure – blue colored

  151. babble – make meaningless sounds

  152. babbling – talking excessively

  153. bacteria – single-celled microscopic organisms

  154. badge – distinctive emblem

  155. baffle – to perplex

  156. baggage – luggage a traveler takes on a trip

  157. bailiff – officer of a court

  158. bakery – place baked goods are made

  159. balance – equality between opposing forces

  160. balance – steady position

  161. bald – having no hair on head

  162. bale – large bundle of material

  163. baleful – ominous

  164. ballot – form used to cast a vote

  165. barbecue – meat roasted on an open fire

  166. bargain – a deal

  167. baritone – male voice above a bass

  168. barometer – measures air pressure

  169. baronial – suitable for nobility

  170. barter – to trade

  171. base – lowest point or number

  172. basin – low area on Earth’s surface

  173. bathysphere – sphere-shaped diving vessel

  174. baton – wand used by a musical conductor

  175. battery – basic unit of military personnel

  176. battle – fight or conflict

  177. bawl – to call out noisily

  178. BC – Before Christ

  179. beacon – guiding device

  180. beckon – silent gesture

  181. beguile – to trick

  182. beleaguer – beset with difficulties

  183. beleaguer – beset with difficulties

  184. believe – to trust in

  185. belligerent – seeking conflict

  186. benevolence – kindness

  187. benevolent – intending to do good

  188. bestow – give

  189. betrothal – engagement

  190. between – space that separates

  191. bevy – any group

  192. bewilderment – hopelessly confused

  193. bias – prejudice

  194. bicentennial – two hundredth anniversary

  195. billowy – surge

  196. biography – story of a person’s life

  197. biologist – those who study living things

  198. biopsy – removal of living tissue

  199. biosphere – atmosphere in which living things exist

  200. Bizarre-out of wall

  201. blackmail – to get something by threatening

  202. bland – tasteless

  203. blatant – brazenly obvious

  204. blemish – physical defect

  205. blind – unable to see

  206. blinding – hard to see through

  207. blockade – barring entry by ships

  208. bluff – high bank or cliff

  209. boardinghouse – furnished rooms and meals

  210. boast – to speak too well of yourself

  211. bolster – support or strengthen

  212. BOO( RAZZ)- CRY TO SHOW DISPLESURE(N)

  213. boorish – ill-mannered

  214. bore – make a hole

  215. bore – to make a hole

  216. borrow – temporary use something

  217. boycott – refusal to buy

  218. boycott – refusal to do something

  219. brazen – shameless

  220. break – to crack into pieces

  221. breaker – ocean wave that collapses

  222. breed – one partricular kind of animal

  223. breeds – particular kinds of animals

  224. briar – thorny stem

  225. bridle – horse’s harness for the head

  226. brilliant – bright

  227. brink – edge

  228. broadcaster – person sending messages electronically

  229. brook – small stream

  230. brought – carried with one

  231. browse – to look casually

  232. Buck – One US DOLLAR

  233. buffer – used to store data

  234. building – structure

  235. bullying – threatening

  236. burgeon – blossom

  237. burly – heavily built

  238. burly – muscular

  239. busy f – ull of activity

  240. buy – to purchase

  241. byte – a small unit of measure of computer memory

  242. cackle – to laugh harshly

  243. cacophony – harsh jarring sound

  244. cairn – marker

  245. cajole – coax

  246. cajole – flatter

  247. cake – baked dessert

  248. calamity – misery

  249. calligraphy – fine handwriting

  250. camphor – smelly white powder

  251. campus – grounds of a school

  252. canard – false report

  253. canopy – covering

  254. cantankerous – grouchy

  255. canyon – deep narrow valley

  256. canyon – deep narrow valley

  257. canyon – deep, narrow valley

  258. cape – land that extends into water

  259. capsize – to overturn

  260. capture – catch and hold

  261. career – profession

  262. caricature – representation of a person

  263. carnival – fair or festival

  264. carpenter – person who builds things with wood

  265. cartography – mapmaking

  266. cascade – small waterfall

  267. castigate – inflict severe punishment

  268. catastrophe – a great calamity

  269. catcall – loud cry

  270. cater – to satisfy the needs of

  271. caterwauling – harsh crying

  272. caught – captured

  273. cause – to make something happen

  274. cautiously – carefully

  275. cave – hollow passage in the earth

  276. cavernous – resembling a cave

  277. cavity – hole

  278. CE – common era

  279. cell – small unit

  280. cell wall – outermost boundary of a cell

  281. censor – to ban

  282. censure – an official reprimand

  283. centennial – one hundredth anniversary

  284. centi 1/100

  285. centripetal – tendency to move to the center

  286. century – one hundred years

  287. ceramics – type of pottery

  288. chagrin – embarrassment

  289. chamber – room

  290. change – to make different

  291. character – symbol such as a letter

  292. characterization – vivid description

  293. charisma – personal appeal

  294. cheerfulness – good humored

  295. chemical – made from changed substances

  296. cherish – love

  297. chlorophyll – green substance in plants

  298. choleric – easily angered

  299. chromosomes – carries the traits of a cell

  300. chronology – events in order

  301. Chump – full / gull – buddhu

  302. churn – to stir quickly

  303. circuitously – indirectly

  304. circumference – boundary of a circular object

  305. circumlocution – to evade with words

  306. circumspection – carefully considering

  307. cirrush -High altitude clouds

  308. cistern – receptacle for holding water

  309. citation – quotation from a reliable source

  310. citizen – member of a country

  311. citizenship – conduct within the community

  312. clamor – cry out

  313. clandestine – done in secret

  314. clarify – to make clear

  315. classical – arts in a past era

  316. cleanliness – free from dirt

  317. cleavage – groove between parts

  318. clever – sly and resourceful

  319. cockfight – fighting gamecocks

  320. cocoon – covering around a pupa

  321. coherent – consistent and logical

  322. coherent – logical

  323. coin – metal piece of money

  324. colossus – huge

  325. combustible – flammable

  326. comely – attractive

  327. comet – object of gas and dust orbiting the sun

  328. comfortable – relaxed without pain

  329. command – causes a computer to do a task

  330. commemorate – honor the memory of

  331. commend – to express a good opinion

  332. commission – share of the profit

  333. commitment – binding oneself

  334. commotion – excitement and confusion

  335. communal – belonging to a group

  336. commute – travel back and forth

  337. companion – close associate

  338. company – with others

  339. compass – direction determining device

  340. compassion – showing pity

  341. compel – to make someone do something

  342. compendium – short but complete summary

  343. competent – fit

  344. competently – skillfully

  345. complacency – quiet satisfaction

  346. compose – make up

  347. composition – makeup

  348. comprehend – understand

  349. compulsion – feeling of having to do something

  350. compulsory – enforced

  351. conceive – develop in the mind

  352. conceive – develop in the mind

  353. conclave – private meeting

  354. concoction – mixture of things

  355. concussion – shock from impact

  356. concussion – violent blow

  357. condemned – strongly disapproved

  358. condescend – lower oneself

  359. condone – excuse

  360. confer – to present

  361. confide – to reveal in private

  362. confide – totell something in secret

  363. confidentially – secretly

  364. confidently – feeling sure of yourself

  365. confluence – where rivers join

  366. congress – meeting of elected representatives

  367. congruent – same shape and size

  368. conjure – exaggerated dignity

  369. connotation – emotional added meaning to a word

  370. conquer – to overpower

  371. cons – disadvantages

  372. conscious – awake

  373. conscious – awake and alert

  374. conscious – being aware

  375. consecutive – one after another

  376. consent – give permission

  377. consequence – result of an action

  378. conservancy – preserve of natural resources

  379. conservation – preserving something

  380. consolation – making less sad

  381. consume – devour

  382. consumer – user of goods or services

  383. contagion – spreading of a disease

  384. contemplating – deciding

  385. contempt – disdain

  386. contour lines – lines that connect points of equal elevation

  387. contrivance – invention

  388. conveyance – a transport or carrier

  389. convulsive – involuntary spasms

  390. cooperation – working together

  391. copiously – abundantly

  392. corroborate – support

  393. Corrode-Cause to deteriorate

  394. cossack – skilled Russian horsemen

  395. countenance – appearance

  396. countenance – facial expression

  397. countless – too many to be counted

  398. country – land of a nation

  399. countryside – rural area

  400. couple – two

  401. courage – bravery

  402. courage – overcoming fear

  403. courtesy – well-mannered

  404. cousin – child of your aunt or uncle

  405. cover – hide under something

  406. covet – long for with envy

  407. covetous – greedy

  408. covey – small flock of birds

  409. cowl – hood

  410. crags – uneven parts of cliffs

  411. crane – machine that lifts heavy objects

  412. cranes – large water birds

  413. crater – deep hole

  414. craven – cowardly

  415. craven – cowardly

  416. crawled – moved slowly

  417. creativity – originality

  418. creatures – living beings

  419. crest – highest point of a wave

  420. crevice – crack or narrow hole

  421. cringe – to shrink back

  422. cringed – crouch in fear

  423. cubicle – small space

  424. culminate – climax or end

  425. culprit – guilty person

  426. cultivate – grow plants

  427. cultivated – refined

  428. culture – way of life of a group

  429. cumulonimbus – anvil shaped clouds

  430. cumulus – low-lying puffy white clouds

  431. cunning – clever

  432. cup – 8 fluid ounces

  433. curious – wanting to know more

  434. curmudgeon – ill-tempered person

  435. current – flow of water

  436. curtail – abbreviate

  437. curtain – window covering

  438. customary – usual or expected

  439. cycle – repeating set of events

  440. cynical – showing scorn

  441. damage – harm

  442. dandy – a dude concerned with his clothes

  443. dangerous – unsafe

  444. dangling – swinging loosely

  445. data – information

  446. daub – apply paint with crude strokes

  447. daubed – coated

  448. daunt – frighten

  449. dearth – scarce supply

  450. debt – money that is owed

  451. decade – ten years

  452. decapitate – to remove one’s head

  453. decapitate – to remove one’s head

  454. deci 1/10

  455. decibel – measure for sound volume

  456. decided – made up one’s mind

  457. dedicated – committed to a goal

  458. deference – respect

  459. definite – precise

  460. deflect – to turn aside

  461. deforestation – large-scale cutting down of forests

  462. defrost – thaw

  463. defunct – no longer used

  464. degrade – bring to dishonor

  465. degrade – demote

  466. deign – condescend

  467. delete – to remove

  468. deliberation – slowness and with care

  469. delicious – very good to taste

  470. delighted – very happy

  471. deliquesce – melt away

  472. delta – mouth of a river

  473. demand – ask forcefully

  474. demonstration – public display

  475. demure – shy

  476. denotation – exaction definition to a word

  477. denounce – condemn

  478. density – amount per unit of measure

  479. dentures – false set of teeth

  480. deny – declare something to be untrue

  481. deny – refuse to give

  482. dependability – reliability

  483. deplete – empty out

  484. deploy – place military troops

  485. deprive – keep from having

  486. derelict – abandoned

  487. derision – contempt or ridicule

  488. derive – to receive

  489. descendant – person born from an ancestor

  490. desert – large region of sand

  491. desist – stop

  492. desolate – barren or deserted

  493. desolate – uninhabited

  494. despair – loss of hope

  495. despondent – without hope

  496. destitute – lacking necessary things

  497. destroy – to ruin completely

  498. detachment – separation

  499. deter – discourage

  500. deter – discourage someone

  501. deteriorate – to become worse

  502. determination – decided action

  503. determination – firm of purpose

  504. dethronement – act of ousting

  505. detonation – explosion

  506. devastate – destroy

  507. deviate – turn aside from

  508. device – an instrument or tool

  509. dew point – temperature at which water vapor condenses

  510. dexterous – skillful

  511. dexterous – skillful

  512. dialect – localized form of a language

  513. dialogue – conversation

  514. diameter – width of a circular object

  515. diatribe – abusive denunciation

  516. dietitian – specialist in nutrition

  517. different – not the same

  518. diffident – shy

  519. digestion – breaking food down

  520. digital – camera a camera which uses a chip to store images

  521. dike – dam made of dirt

  522. dike – dam or levee

  523. dilemma – problem

  524. diligence – steady manner

  525. dilution – weakened substance

  526. din – harsh noice

  527. dire – terrible

  528. disappear – to move out of sight

  529. disapprove – show dislike

  530. disarray – state of disorder

  531. disaster – terrible loss

  532. discern – detect

  533. discern – distinguish

  534. disclose – to make known

  535. disclose – to uncover

  536. discourse – long communication

  537. discover – find out

  538. discover – to find something

  539. discovered – found out

  540. discovered – found out

  541. discriminate – distinguish

  542. discrimination – extreme favoritism in actions or attitude

  543. disdain – despise

  544. disfigure – to mar the appearance

  545. disgorge – empty

  546. disgrace – to bring shame upon

  547. disguising – changing appearance

  548. dishonest – deceitful

  549. disinfectant – used to destroy germs

  550. dismal – gloomy and dark

  551. dismal – gloomy or depressing

  552. disparage – discredit

  553. dispense – do away with

  554. disposition – temperament

  555. dispute – to call into question

  556. disseminate – to spread

  557. dissentient – against the majority

  558. dissimulation – act of hiding

  559. dissuade – persuade not to do something

  560. dissuade – persuade not to do something

  561. distort – twist out of the true meaning

  562. distribution – area over which something is spread

  563. disturb – to make uneasy

  564. diverse – differing from one another

  565. document – text file

  566. dodge – move quickly aside

  567. doggedly – persistently

  568. dogma – doctrine

  569. doleful – mournful

  570. dominant – stronger

  571. dominate – rule

  572. donation – contribution

  573. doubtful – uncertain

  574. dough – mixture of flour and water

  575. dovecote – box for domestic pigeons

  576. download – to transfer data to a computer

  577. drab – dull

  578. drastically – extremely

  579. draught – long spell of dry weather

  580. draw – to make a picture

  581. drawl – speak very slowly

  582. dread – to wait with fear

  583. dreaded – greatly feared

  584. dreadful – terrible

  585. drift – move along on a current of air or water

  586. drivel – talk childishly

  587. drone – continuous buzzing sound

  588. dugout – Indian log boat

  589. dun – dull grayish brown

  590. dusk – time when darkness begins

  591. duty – obligation

  592. dynasty – family of rulers

  593. ebb – decline

  594. ebony – dark

  595. eccentricities – odd behaviors

  596. echoes – repeated sounds

  597. eclipse – complete or partial hiding

  598. ecosystems – specific environment

  599. eddies – currents that move with the main current

  600. edict – having the force of law

  601. edifice – building

  602. edit – to modify data

  603. edition – copies printed at one time

  604. efficacious – effective

  605. efficient – effective without waste

  606. elated – happy

  607. electricity – energy from the flow of electrons

  608. electron – negative part of atom outside nucleus

  609. elemental – most basic

  610. eliminate – to get rid of

  611. eloquence – polished speech

  612. eloquent – expressive

  613. e-mail – electronic mail

  614. embarrass – humiliate

  615. embed – set firmly

  616. embellish – decorate

  617. embroil – entangle

  618. emerges – breaks through

  619. emigrant – person leaving his country

  620. emit – to give off

  621. empathy – understand what another person is feeling

  622. emphasize – give special attention to

  623. emphatic – strongly expressive

  624. empire – groups of lands under the rule of one ruler

  625. enables – allows

  626. enchanted – magically delighted

  627. encrypt – scramble computerized information

  628. encumber – to place a heavy load on

  629. endangered – threatened

  630. endeavor – to strive

  631. endeavor – to try

  632. endow – to give

  633. energy – power to do work

  634. engineer – person who plans and builds structures

  635. engineering – planning and building

  636. enigma – perplexing

  637. enigma – riddle

  638. enigmatic – perplexing

  639. enjoyed – pleased with

  640. enlighten – to inform

  641. enough – all that is needed

  642. ensemble – group of musicians who perform together

  643. ensnare – to catch

  644. entertain – to amuse

  645. entice – lure

  646. entitled – having the right to something

  647. entreat – ask earnestly

  648. envelop – enclose with a covering

  649. enveloped – completely surrounded

  650. enzyme – body protein

  651. eon – age in the earth’s history

  652. epicenter – point directly above an earthquake

  653. epigram – short saying

  654. episode – part in a series

  655. equator – north-south line around the middle of the Eath

  656. equivocate – lie

  657. era – long period of time

  658. error – mistake

  659. escape – to break free or run away

  660. establish – to set up

  661. estimate – educated guess

  662. etymology – study of the origin of words

  663. evading – avoiding

  664. evaluate – find the value of a variable expression

  665. evict – expel

  666. evident – plain

  667. exalt – glorify, praise, or honor

  668. excavate – to dig up

  669. excavation – expose by digging

  670. except – instead of

  671. exclude – shut out

  672. exclusively – particular way

  673. excoriate – to tear

  674. excretion – getting rid of waste materials

  675. executable – computer file that will perform a tast

  676. exercises – training by repetition and review

  677. exertion – energetic activity

  678. exhort – spur on

  679. exist – to live

  680. expanse – open area

  681. expansion – act of expanding

  682. expedition – journey for a purpose

  683. explained – told about something

  684. exploration – travel for the purpose discovery

  685. exponent – how many times a number is used as a factor

  686. exposition – explanation

  687. expostulate – argue

  688. expound – to make a detailed statement on a topic

  689. expression – look on the face

  690. extinct – no longer living

  691. extinction – when no member of a species survives

  692. extol – praise highly

  693. exuberance – excitement

  694. exultant – triumphant

  695. exultation – celebration

  696. failure – not successful

  697. fair – not favoring more than another

  698. fairness – impartiality

  699. fallow – not cultivated

  700. false – wrong

  701. falter – to loose force

  702. family – people related to each another

  703. famished – starving

  704. fanatic – zealot

  705. fancy – whimsical imagination

  706. father – male parent

  707. fatuous – foolish

  708. fault – blame or cause

  709. feather – covering on bird’s body

  710. feel – to know by touch

  711. ferocious – savage

  712. ferocity – savage

  713. fertile – fruitful

  714. fertile – productive soil

  715. fester – to decay

  716. few – not many

  717. fiction – an imagined story

  718. fiercest – wildest

  719. figurative – non-literal language

  720. file – stored document

  721. finagle – to obtain

  722. finally – at last

  723. firebrand – troublemaker

  724. fishtail – swing from side to side

  725. flag – cloth with a distinct design

  726. flagon – container for liquids

  727. flank – fleshy part near the ribs

  728. flashback – part of a story that already happened

  729. flex – bend

  730. flooded covered with water

  731. floodplain – land that is flooded by a river

  732. fluctuate – continually changing

  733. fluctuate – shift back and forth

  734. fluctuation – unsteady motion

  735. fluent – express oneself readily

  736. fluently – clearly

  737. flustered – confused

  738. foolish – not having good sense

  739. foot – 12 inches

  740. foot – lowest part of the leg

  741. footer – information at the bottom of a page

  742. foothills – hilly area at the base of a mountain

  743. forbidden – not allowed

  744. foreboding – prediction of something bad

  745. foreshadow – foretell or bode

  746. forethought – thinking ahead

  747. forfeited – given up

  748. formal – following established customs

  749. format – to divide in sectors for data storage

  750. formidable – inspiring fear

  751. formula – mathematical equation

  752. fortuitous – fortunate

  753. fortune – success

  754. founded – established

  755. fracture – to break

  756. freight – goods transported

  757. frightened – afraid

  758. frigid – intensely cold

  759. frippery – elegance

  760. frolic – lively recreation

  761. frond – palm

  762. frontier – edge of an unknown land

  763. froth – churn

  764. frowzy – unkempt

  765. frozen – turned to ice or motionless

  766. full – able to hold no more

  767. furtively – secretly

  768. fusillade – simultaneous firing of weapons

  769. FUSS- AFFRY / TIFF / FRACAS

  770. futile – unproductive

  771. future – time that hasn’t happened yet

  772. gallivanting – roaming

  773. gallon – 4 quarts

  774. gallop – to go very fast

  775. gap – passage through mountains

  776. gargoyle – decorative monster

  777. garish – tacky

  778. garrulous – wordy and rambling

  779. gauged – estimated

  780. gaunt – starved

  781. gazetteer – geographical dictionary

  782. gem – valuable mineral

  783. general – high officer

  784. generalization – broad conclusion

  785. generations – family members around the same age

  786. generosity – unselfishness

  787. genes – specific portion of DNA

  788. genetics – study of heredity

  789. geologist – scientist who studies rocks

  790. gesticulate – express through movement

  791. gibberish – foolish talk

  792. gigabyte – one billion bytes of information

  793. gingerly – carefully

  794. glint – sparkle

  795. glossary – alphabetical list of words back of a book

  796. glut – fill beyond capacity

  797. Goo( gook) – thick viscous matter(n)

  798. gorge – deep valley

  799. gourmand – glutton

  800. gram – basic unit of mass

  801. grant – something that is given

  802. graphic – evoking lifelike images

  803. graphics – pictures

  804. gratify – satisfy

  805. gratitude – thankfulness

  806. gravity – attractive force

  807. grazing – eating grass and other plants

  808. greedy – wanting too much

  809. grievances – complaints

  810. group – number of things together

  811. groveling – crawling face-down

  812. grown – larger

  813. guide – person leading a trip

  814. gurgling – making a flowing or low sound

  815. habitat – living environment

  816. hacker – someone who breaks into a computer system

  817. haggard – worn look

  818. harbor – seaport

  819. harbor – sheltered body of water

  820. hard copy – a document that is printed on paper

  821. hard drive – magnetic metal disk that stores data

  822. hardware – physical parts of the computer

  823. hardy – vigorous

  824. harridan – vicious

  825. harrowing – vexing

  826. harvest – gather a crop

  827. haven – safe place

  828. hazard – danger

  829. haze – fog or cloud

  830. haze – unclear

  831. header – information at the top margin

  832. heard – listened to

  833. hearkening – listening carefully

  834. heart-wrenching – very emotional

  835. hedonism – pursuit of

  836. helter-skelter – haphazardly

  837. hem – surround

  838. herb – useful plant

  839. here – in this place

  840. heredity – passing of traits to offspring

  841. heroine – main female character

  842. heterogeneous – make of different elements

  843. hibernate – inactive state

  844. historian – studies the past

  845. histrionic – melodramatic

  846. hobby – something a person does for fun

  847. hobgoblin – mischievous elf

  848. holography three – dimensional image

  849. homage – anything done to show honor

  850. homage to pay respect

  851. homely – plain

  852. homicide – murder

  853. honesty – truthfulness

  854. honorary – having distinction

  855. hoodwink – deceive

  856. horizon – line where sky meets earth

  857. horrible – terrible

  858. hostile – unfriendly

  859. hostility – hate or dislike

  860. hour – sixty minutes

  861. howl – a long and sad cry

  862. hue – color

  863. humane – showing sympathy for others

  864. humiliation – causing shame shame

  865. humility – meekness or a lack of pride

  866. hungry – feeling a need for food

  867. hypnotizing – mesmerizing

  868. hypocrite – who fakes virtue

  869. hypocritical – pretending

  870. hypothesis – tentative assumption

  871. identified – named or discovered

  872. ignore – disregard

  873. image – picture

  874. image – vivid description

  875. imagery – language that describes something

  876. imitate – follow the example of

  877. immediately – right now

  878. immemorial – extending back beyond memory

  879. immense – enormous

  880. imminent – likely to happen soon

  881. impact – effect of an action

  882. impart – give

  883. impatient – not wanting to wait

  884. impatient – unwillingness to wait

  885. impediment – hinders a certain action

  886. impediment – obstruction

  887. imperceptible – difficult to detect

  888. impinge – strike

  889. implore – ask

  890. implore – to beg for earnestly

  891. implored – begged

  892. important – necessary or valuable

  893. importunity – persistent urgent demands

  894. impose – compel

  895. impose – to apply by force

  896. impose – to enforce

  897. impossible – unable to happen

  898. improper fraction – fraction whose numerator is greater that denominator

  899. impudence – rudeness

  900. impulse – sudden inclination

  901. impunity – freedom from punishment

  902. inaccurate – wrong

  903. inactive – idle

  904. inanimate – not moving

  905. inarticulate – speak poorly

  906. inaudibly – not able to be heard

  907. incandescent – very bright

  908. incense – infuriate

  909. incessant – continuous

  910. incessantly – never stopping

  911. incidental – accidental

  912. incomplete – not finished

  913. inconclusive – not leading to a definite result

  914. incongruity – having a lack of harmony

  915. incontinently – able to restrain

  916. incorrect – not right

  917. incredulous – skeptical

  918. incrustation – crust

  919. incur – to bring on oneself

  920. indefatigable – unwearying

  921. independent – self-reliant

  922. indicate – to show

  923. indifference – lack of interest or concern

  924. indifferent – without interest

  925. indigenous – native to an area

  926. indignant – anger over something unjust

  927. indiscriminate – failing to clearly choose

  928. indispensable – absolutely necessary

  929. indisputably – unquestionably

  930. indolently – lazily

  931. indomitable – unconquerable

  932. indulge – pamper

  933. industrious – steadily working hard

  934. inert – inactive

  935. inevitable – certain to happen

  936. inevitable – incapable of being avoided

  937. infer – hint

  938. inference – reasonable conclusion

  939. infield – playing area of a baseball field

  940. infiltrate – to enter maliciously

  941. influence – ability to affect what others do

  942. ingenious – clever

  943. ingestion – taking in food

  944. ingrained – impressed firmly on the mind

  945. ingratiate – gain favor

  946. ingredients – parts of a mixture

  947. inhabit – to live in

  948. initiative – first step

  949. inlet – narrow passage of water

  950. innocuous – inoffensive

  951. innovate – introduce something new

  952. input – information given to a computer

  953. inquire – investigate

  954. inscrutable – mysterious

  955. insensate – not capable of feeling sensation

  956. insert – process of adding

  957. insignia – emblem

  958. insomniac – person who is unable to sleep

  959. installed – set up correctly

  960. instantaneous – done immediately

  961. instinct – natural feeling

  962. instincts – natural tendencies

  963. instrument – something making musical sounds

  964. integers – whole numbers

  965. intense – extreme

  966. interest – charge for the use of money

  967. intermittent – stopping and starting

  968. intermittently – periodically

  969. international – between nations

  970. interpreter – person that translates languages

  971. intersect – meet at a point of crossing

  972. intimidate – make fearful

  973. intolerable – unbearable

  974. intonation – ability to play notes in tune

  975. intricate – full of elaborate detail

  976. inutemen – soldiers available on short notice

  977. invalid – sickly person

  978. invective – abusive language

  979. inversion – reversal of the usual order

  980. invest – to put into

  981. invigorate – energize

  982. iridescent – display of lustrous colors

  983. irony – sarcasm or an unexpected outcome

  984. irresolute – wavering in purpose

  985. irrigation – supplying land with water

  986. isthmus – narrow strip of land

  987. itinerary – plan for a journey

  988. jaundice – yellowish coloring of the eyes and skin

  989. jeans – tough cotton pants

  990. jeer – to taunt

  991. jewel – valuable stone or gem

  992. jostle – push

  993. jubilant – triumphant

  994. jungle – land thickly covered with plants

  995. jute – plant fiber used in making rope

  996. kind – type

  997. kindness – being friendly and sympathetic

  998. kingfisher – fish eating bird

  999. knapsack – backpack

  1000. kneaded – pressed with the hands

  1001. knew – having the facts

  1002. knit – to made with yarn

  1003. KO(KNOCKOUT)- A blow that make opponent unconscious

  1004. lacerated – torn roughly

  1005. laden – burdened

  1006. lagoon – pool of water

  1007. lake – body of fresh water with land on all sides

  1008. lame – not able to walk well

  1009. landmark – outstanding or well-know object

  1010. landscape – stretch of natural scenery on land

  1011. languish – lose strength

  1012. lapse – to be no longer valid

  1013. larger bigger in size

  1014. lassitude – weariness

  1015. laughingstock – object of ridicule

  1016. lavish – give generously

  1017. lavish – to give abundantly

  1018. layers – levels

  1019. lazy – not willing to work

  1020. leaves – green parts of a plant

  1021. ledge – shelf-like rock on a mountain

  1022. legend – supernatural story

  1023. lens – transparent object that bends light

  1024. lethargic – lack of energy

  1025. lethargy – great lack of energy

  1026. levering – prying

  1027. levity – humor

  1028. lie – to rest by not standing or to no tell the truth

  1029. lightning – visible discharge in the sky

  1030. liter – basic unit of capacity

  1031. literary – referring to books and writing

  1032. literate – able to read and write

  1033. little – small

  1034. live – to exist

  1035. lock – to bind tightly

  1036. locution – word or phrase

  1037. loll – rest in a lazy way

  1038. lonely – sad about being by yourself

  1039. longitude – east-west direction on the globe

  1040. loon – duck-like bird

  1041. lore – traditional knowledge

  1042. lose – not have any longer

  1043. loyalty – faithfulness

  1044. lubricate – to apply oil or grease

  1045. lucid – sane or rational

  1046. lumberjack – person who chops down trees

  1047. luminous – bright or glowing

  1048. lurid – glowing

  1049. lurid – vivid or harsh

  1050. lurk – wait out of sight

  1051. luster – shininess

  1052. lustrous – shiny

  1053. luxurious – something pleasurable

  1054. maelstrom – violent situation

  1055. magnanimity – kind-heartedness

  1056. majority – greater part

  1057. malaise – sense of unease

  1058. malign – to make untrue statements

  1059. malignant – disposed to do evil

  1060. maneuver – move skillfully

  1061. manifest – obvious

  1062. manifesto – declaration of principles

  1063. manipulate – to control skillfully

  1064. mannequin – plastic person

  1065. mantle – cape like covering

  1066. mantle – thickest layer inside Earth

  1067. manufacture – to make something

  1068. mariners – sailors

  1069. marsh – lowland with moist soil

  1070. masonry – brick

  1071. massacre – killing many defenseless people

  1072. meadow – grassy field

  1073. meadow – grassy land

  1074. meager – small amount

  1075. meandered – walk along without direction

  1076. mechanical – like a machine

  1077. mechanical – operated by a machine

  1078. medley – mixture

  1079. melancholy – gloomy state of mind

  1080. melodious – pleasant to hear

  1081. memory – computer storage capacity

  1082. menagerie – collection of animals

  1083. mentor – trusted counselor

  1084. menu – list of functions that a computer performs

  1085. meringue – sweet topping

  1086. mesa – flat-topped mountain

  1087. mesas – steep hills with flat tops

  1088. metabolism – chemical reactions in living things

  1089. metaphor – comparison between two unlike things

  1090. meteorite – an object striking the earth from space

  1091. meter – basic unit of length in the metric system

  1092. metric – system of measurement

  1093. mettle – spirit

  1094. Mettle-nerve-spunk

  1095. microbe – tiny life form

  1096. microfiche – sheet of microfilm

  1097. mile – 5,280 feet

  1098. millennium – one thousand years

  1099. milli 1/1000

  1100. mimic – copy

  1101. mind – to care about or obey

  1102. mine – extracting minerals from the ground

  1103. miniature – tiny version

  1104. minuscule – very small

  1105. minute – short period of 60 seconds

  1106. minute – small

  1107. minutia – trivial detail

  1108. misanthrope – someone who does not like people

  1109. misdemeanor – offense less serious than a felony

  1110. misery – great pain or suffering

  1111. missive – written communication

  1112. misspell – spell incorrectly

  1113. mixed number – whole number and a fraction

  1114. mockery – mean spirited joking

  1115. modem – device that connects the computer to a communications system

  1116. molten – liquefied by heat

  1117. monarch – royal ruler

  1118. mono – prefix meaning “one”

  1119. monogram – design composed of one or more initials

  1120. monograph – scholarly study

  1121. monsoon – strong seasonal wind

  1122. morose – gloomy

  1123. morrow – the next day

  1124. mother – female parent

  1125. mountain – high hill

  1126. mouse – pointing device

  1127. mouthful – as much as can be held in the mouth at one time

  1128. muffle – to deaden sound

  1129. multimedia – graphics and sound

  1130. multiply – increase in number

  1131. multitude – large number of persons

  1132. music – pleasant expressive sounds

  1133. mute – silent

  1134. mute – to muffle or make quiet

  1135. mutiny – rebellion against authority

  1136. mutual – shared equally

  1137. myriad – innumerable

  1138. mystical – spiritual meaning

  1139. navigator – person who charts the course

  1140. nectar – sweet liquid found in flowers

  1141. nectar – sweet liquid made by flowers

  1142. negative number – any number less than zero

  1143. neighbors – people who live near one another

  1144. nervous – restless or tense

  1145. nettle – stinging hairs

  1146. neutral – taking neither side

  1147. new – not old

  1148. nip – pinch

  1149. noise – loud sounds

  1150. nonchalant – unconcerned

  1151. nonfiction – prose works based on facts

  1152. nonviolence – absence of violence

  1153. noticeable – easily seen

  1154. noun – person, place, or thing

  1155. nourish – keep alive and healthy

  1156. nourish – to feed

  1157. nucleus – center of a cell

  1158. nutrients – substances that provide nourishment

  1159. obeisance – deference or homage

  1160. obliquely – with a change of direction

  1161. obscurity – lack of clearness or visibility

  1162. obsequious – fawning

  1163. obsequious – groveling

  1164. obsequious – servile and flattering

  1165. obstinate – stubborn

  1166. occupation – person’s job

  1167. ocean – body of salt water

  1168. odious – extremely unlikable

  1169. offensive – act of attacking

  1170. ominous – portending evil or harm

  1171. omnivorous – eating anything

  1172. online – connected to a computer network

  1173. online – connected to a computer network

  1174. opaque – not able to be seen through

  1175. opportunitie – chance to do something

  1176. opportunities – chances to do something

  1177. opposite numbers – negative and positive of a number

  1178. oppression – cruel and unfair treatment

  1179. oppression – force or subjugation

  1180. opulent – luxuriant

  1181. oration – formal speech

  1182. orator – public speaker

  1183. orbit – planet’s path around a sun

  1184. orchestrate – organize

  1185. ore – mineral containing a useful substance

  1186. organelles – tiny organs

  1187. originated – came into being

  1188. orotund – full in sound

  1189. orphanage – place for homeless children

  1190. oscillate – swing from side to side

  1191. ostentatious – very showy display

  1192. Otiose- Pointless

  1193. oust – force out

  1194. output – the final document

  1195. overcome – conquer

  1196. pacific – peaceful

  1197. package – box used for delivery

  1198. pagoda – tall Asian shrine

  1199. paintings – pictures not drawn with pen or pencil

  1200. Pal- buddy / chum

  1201. palette – thin board for mixing paints

  1202. pall – cover for a coffin

  1203. pallid – faint in color

  1204. pallid – pale

  1205. palpable – able to be handled

  1206. palpitate – tremble

  1207. pandemonium – chaos

  1208. panoply – striking array

  1209. pantomime – acting with gestures

  1210. pantry – closet where food is kept

  1211. papoose – Native American baby

  1212. paradoxical – full of contradictions

  1213. parch – dry

  1214. Parliament – British legislature

  1215. parson – clergyman

  1216. particular – specific or exact

  1217. particularly – distinct or different

  1218. partition – divider

  1219. partition – something that divides

  1220. passerby – person who is moving by

  1221. pasture – grassy field for farm animals

  1222. patchwork – many small pieces sewn together

  1223. patent – obvious

  1224. patience – waiting calmly and quietly

  1225. patriotism – love of country

  1226. patriots – loyal to one’s nation

  1227. patrol – check for trouble

  1228. patrol – secure an area

  1229. pause – short stop

  1230. pause – stop for a short time

  1231. PC – personal computer

  1232. peak – pointed summit of a mountain

  1233. peculiar – odd

  1234. peculiar – unique

  1235. PEE ( PISS)- URINATE(N)

  1236. peering – looking in a searching way

  1237. peevish – contrary

  1238. peg – wooden nail

  1239. pelt – strike successively

  1240. penalty – punishment

  1241. penetrate – pierce

  1242. peon – menial worker

  1243. people – persons

  1244. percent – number compared to one hundred

  1245. perfect – just right

  1246. perfidy – treachery

  1247. performance – musical or theatrical presentation

  1248. perilous – full of dangers

  1249. peripatetic – traveling on foot

  1250. permeate – penetrate

  1251. pernicious – wicked

  1252. perpetuate – cause to be continued

  1253. perpetuate – cause to continue

  1254. perplexed – puzzled

  1255. perplexingly – with confusion or hesitancy

  1256. persecution – affliction

  1257. perseverance – continuing in spite of difficulties

  1258. persistent – unrelenting

  1259. personification – giving human characteristics

  1260. perusal – casual reading

  1261. perverse – opposite of right

  1262. pestilent – very harmful

  1263. petition – request

  1264. petitions – signed requests for

  1265. petrify – paralyze with fear

  1266. petulant – impatient

  1267. phantasm – ghost

  1268. phonetics – study of the sounds of language

  1269. photosynthesis – compound produced through light

  1270. physiological – workings of the body

  1271. piece – part of a whole

  1272. piety – religious devotion

  1273. pinnacle – highest point

  1274. pint – 2 cups

  1275. piquant – spicy

  1276. pique – arouse

  1277. pith – sponge-like inside of flower

  1278. pity – sympathy or sorrow

  1279. placid – calm

  1280. placid – peaceful

  1281. plague – easily spread disease causing deaths

  1282. plains – flat land

  1283. planets – larger bodies that orbit a star

  1284. play – to have fun

  1285. plot – mark points on a graph

  1286. ploy – devious action

  1287. pluck – daring

  1288. pluck – pick by pulling off

  1289. plump – chubby

  1290. plutonian – like the underworld

  1291. ply – address someone urgently

  1292. ply – provide insistently

  1293. pneumonia – disease of the lungs

  1294. poacher – one that kills animals illegally

  1295. poem – writing in verse

  1296. poignant – touching

  1297. pointed – definite meaning

  1298. poised – balanced

  1299. politician – person who runs for a political office

  1300. pollen – fine powder from flowers

  1301. pollutant – a poison

  1302. polygon – closed figure with three or more sides

  1303. Polymorphous-Having or occurring in several distinct forms

  1304. pompous – vain or stuck up

  1305. ponderous – unyielding

  1306. pony – small horse

  1307. populated – filled with inhabitants

  1308. populations – certain living things in a certain place

  1309. port – computer connection hardware

  1310. portmanteau – suitcase

  1311. positive number – any number greater than zero

  1312. postcards – cards mailed without an envelope

  1313. pouch – fold of skin like a bag

  1314. poultry – birds raised for food

  1315. pound – 16 ounces

  1316. pounded – hit hard repeatedly

  1317. practice – training by repeating

  1318. pragmatic – practical

  1319. precarious – based on uncertain premises

  1320. precipice – steep cliff

  1321. precipitate – cause to happen

  1322. predicament – situation that is hard to get out of

  1323. presents – gifts

  1324. preserve – maintain

  1325. priest – religious leader

  1326. principal – amount borrowed in a loan

  1327. principal – highest in importance

  1328. printout – document printed on paper

  1329. privileges – special rights

  1330. privy – outhouse

  1331. proceeded – went forward

  1332. produce – to make

  1333. produce – to make

  1334. product – answer to a multiplication problem

  1335. production – process of making something

  1336. production – process of making something

  1337. professional – specially trained

  1338. profound – marked by intellectual depth

  1339. program – plan

  1340. progress – moving forward

  1341. projectile – object thrown or shot

  1342. proofreading – finding mistake or errors in your copy

  1343. propeller – rotating blades

  1344. proper fraction – fraction whose numerator is less than its denominator

  1345. properties – things that can be described about an object

  1346. property – piece of land

  1347. pros – advantages

  1348. prose – anything not poetry

  1349. prospect – possibility

  1350. prospecting – looking for gold

  1351. prosperous – having success

  1352. protect – guard

  1353. protegee – guided by someone

  1354. proton – positive part of atom inside nucleus

  1355. proud – feeling good about yourself

  1356. province – territorial district

  1357. provisions – supplies of food

  1358. prowls – roams quietly

  1359. pseudonym – pen name

  1360. psyche – having to do with the soul

  1361. psychic – supernatural forces

  1362. publicity – bringing something to the public’s attention

  1363. pugnacious – belligerent

  1364. pulsation – rhythmic beating

  1365. punctuality – promptness

  1366. purchase – to buy something

  1367. quadrant – section of the coordinate plane

  1368. quaff – drink heartily

  1369. quaff – to drink heartily

  1370. quality – degree of excellence

  1371. quandary – perplexity

  1372. quarrel – angry dispute

  1373. quarrel – argument

  1374. quart – 2 pints

  1375. quarter – soldier’s housing

  1376. quartet – four musicians who perform together

  1377. quotient – answer to a division problem

  1378. radiate – to send out

  1379. radiation – method of transmitting or spreading something

  1380. rafters – beams that support

  1381. raging – moving with violent force

  1382. rainforest – forest with abundant rainfall

  1383. ramble – to go on and on

  1384. rambles – going on and on

  1385. rampart – defense against attack

  1386. rancor – bitter

  1387. random – determined by chance

  1388. range – chain of mountains

  1389. ransack – messy search

  1390. rant – emotional speech

  1391. rapids – fast moving part of a river

  1392. rapturous – ecstatic

  1393. ratio – comparison of one number to another

  1394. ravage – devastate

  1395. Re -verberation – reechoed sound

  1396. real – not imagined

  1397. realistic – showing things as they are

  1398. realized – understood completely

  1399. reboot – restart

  1400. rebuke – to reprimand

  1401. recall – to remember

  1402. recede – move back

  1403. recede – to move away

  1404. reciprocate – to return

  1405. recital – musical performance

  1406. recite – to repeat from memory

  1407. reckon – compute or calculate

  1408. recoil – shrink back

  1409. record – permanent evidence

  1410. recovery – return to being well

  1411. recruit – person who has recently joined

  1412. rectify – to set right

  1413. reef – ridge that lies near the surface of a sea

  1414. refrained – kept from doing something

  1415. refuge – shelter

  1416. regime – government in power

  1417. regress – move backward

  1418. rehabilitate – restore to good health

  1419. reins – controlling

  1420. relatives – people in the same family

  1421. released – set free

  1422. reliability – honoring commitments

  1423. reliable – dependable

  1424. reluctant – holding back

  1425. remarkable – amazing

  1426. remedies – cures

  1427. remember – to keep in memory

  1428. remonstrance – protest

  1429. remorse – torturing sense of guilt

  1430. rendering – drawing

  1431. renew – make new

  1432. rent – money paid for use of property

  1433. repealed – taken back

  1434. repent – feel sorry for

  1435. replied – answered

  1436. replied – answered

  1437. represent – acting for someone else

  1438. repugnance – distaste

  1439. reputation – how the public views a person

  1440. request – ask for

  1441. rescue – save from danger

  1442. rescue – save from harm

  1443. resemble – to look like

  1444. reservoirs – storage place for liquid

  1445. reside – to live

  1446. residential – used for homes

  1447. resign – give up deliberately

  1448. resist – go against

  1449. resolute – determined

  1450. resolutions – personal goals

  1451. respect – regard highly

  1452. respiration – breathing

  1453. resplendent – splendid

  1454. responsible – being the cause of something

  1455. restoration – act of bringing back

  1456. retaliate – to pay back

  1457. retard – to make slow

  1458. retch – vomit

  1459. retinue – body of assistants

  1460. retreat – withdrawal

  1461. retrospective – contemplating

  1462. revived – returned to life

  1463. revolutionary – radical change

  1464. ridiculous – foolish and comical

  1465. rights – irrevocable freedoms

  1466. rivulets – small streams

  1467. robust – strong

  1468. rodents – animals such as mice

  1469. rodeo – riding and roping contest

  1470. rogue – dishonest person

  1471. role – an assumed character

  1472. rotates – turns in a circle

  1473. rouse – awake

  1474. rout – to cause to flee

  1475. ruckus – noisy disturbance

  1476. rudimentary – basic

  1477. rue – feel regret

  1478. ruse – trick

  1479. ruse – trickery

  1480. ruts – grooves in the ground

  1481. sacrifice – giving up of something

  1482. sagacity – intelligence

  1483. sage – wise and respected person

  1484. salinity – saltiness

  1485. salutary – beneficial

  1486. sanctimonious – self-righteous

  1487. sanction – permit

  1488. sanctuary – protection

  1489. sanguine – color of blood

  1490. sarcastically – in a mocking tone

  1491. satchel – small bag

  1492. satisfied – having no doubts

  1493. savory – tasty

  1494. say – to speak

  1495. scales – series of musical tones

  1496. scanner – device that copies an image

  1497. scare – make afraid

  1498. scenario – rough script

  1499. scenery – stage backgrounds

  1500. scheme – plan in a deceitful way

  1501. school pride – satisfaction in your school’s achievements

  1502. scintillate – reflect brightly

  1503. scoff – express mocking contempt

  1504. score – account

  1505. scour – search extensively

  1506. scratched – scraped

  1507. scroll – to move through text or graphics

  1508. scrutinize – look at very carefully

  1509. scullery – room next to kitchen

  1510. sculpted – carved by an artist

  1511. sea – body of salt water

  1512. season – part of the year

  1513. secure – safe

  1514. seethe – bubble or boil

  1515. seismograph – instrument for measuring earthquake vibrations

  1516. self-control – mastering one’s actions

  1517. self-respect – positive opinion of oneself

  1518. semi-dormant – half asleep

  1519. seminar- conference where specific topic discussed

  1520. sensation – feeling

  1521. sentinel – guard

  1522. serene – calm

  1523. serialize – present one part of a story at a time

  1524. setting – where a story takes place

  1525. settlers – pioneers in a new area

  1526. several – quite a few

  1527. severe – strict

  1528. shadow – area of darkness

  1529. shamming – pretending

  1530. shard – fragment of a brittle substance

  1531. shear – cut wool off a sheep

  1532. sheepish – embarrassed

  1533. shimmer – glimmer

  1534. shinny – to climb

  1535. Shit ( dung)

  1536. shiver – shake

  1537. shoes – coverings for the feet

  1538. short – not long or tall

  1539. shoulder – part of the body below the neck

  1540. shove – push

  1541. shower – brief fall of rain

  1542. shrieked – screamed

  1543. sibling – brother or sister

  1544. sighed – long sad breath

  1545. signature – written name of person

  1546. silhouette – figure seen against a light background

  1547. silly – ridiculous

  1548. silo – storage tower

  1549. simmer – stew gently

  1550. simper smile in a silly manner

  1551. simplify – reduce completely

  1552. sinewy – stringy

  1553. singularly – uniquely

  1554. sinister – wicked

  1555. skeins – loosely coiled yarn

  1556. skeptical – attitude of doubt

  1557. skillets – frying pans

  1558. slather – a great amount

  1559. slender – thin

  1560. slimy – covered with filth

  1561. slog – hit hard

  1562. slough – swamp

  1563. sloughs – places of deep mud

  1564. slowly – not fast

  1565. sly – sneaky or clever

  1566. smite – strike hard

  1567. smoldering – burning and smoking with little flame

  1568. smooth – even and unwrinkled

  1569. smudge – smear or blur

  1570. smuggling – illegally transporting goods

  1571. snare – trap

  1572. soar – fly very high

  1573. soberly – seriously

  1574. soft – not hard

  1575. software – computer programs

  1576. software – set of programmed instructions

  1577. solar system – the Sun and the planets

  1578. solemnize – honor or remember

  1579. somberly – sadly

  1580. sometimes – not always

  1581. source – origin

  1582. source – point of origin

  1583. spade – digging tool

  1584. spare – extra

  1585. spare – to keep from harming

  1586. sparkling – gleaming or shining

  1587. spasmodically – abruptly

  1588. special – very important

  1589. spectacle – eye-catching

  1590. spectators – persons watching an event

  1591. specter – ghost

  1592. sponsor – one who supports

  1593. sportsmanship – winning or losing positively

  1594. spread – to stretch out

  1595. sprinkling – spreading or scattering

  1596. sprint – race covering a short distance

  1597. spy – to see without being seen

  1598. square root – any number times itself

  1599. squaw – American Indian woman

  1600. squawk – shrill or harsh sound

  1601. squeeze – press between something

  1602. stage fright – fear of performing

  1603. staid – great dignity

  1604. stalk – approach an stealthily

  1605. stalk – follow without being seen

  1606. start – to begin

  1607. static – radio noises

  1608. stationing – assigning a certain spot

  1609. stealthy – sneaky

  1610. stenography – short hand writing

  1611. stifle – hold back

  1612. stirrups – rings that a horse rider’s feet fit in

  1613. stockade – high, strong fence

  1614. stoic – unemotional

  1615. stomach – where food is digested in the body

  1616. straddle t – o sit with one leg on each side

  1617. stragglers – those lagging behind

  1618. strait – narrow passage of water

  1619. strange – unusual

  1620. stratosphere – atmosphere that contains ozone

  1621. stretching – spreading out

  1622. stringent – severe

  1623. strong – powerful

  1624. struggle – difficult task

  1625. strut – walk proudly

  1626. stubborn – unwilling to change

  1627. stunned – shocked

  1628. stupefy – stun

  1629. sturdy – strong

  1630. style – manner of doing something

  1631. stymie – stump

  1632. suavity – graceful politeness

  1633. subcontinent – large landmass

  1634. subside – sink to a lower level

  1635. substitution – put in place of

  1636. succeed – complete

  1637. success – achievement

  1638. succinct – concise

  1639. succumb – yield

  1640. suffocate – to die from lack of air

  1641. suffocate – to die from not breathing

  1642. sullen – depressed

  1643. sultry – hot

  1644. summoned – being called

  1645. sumptuous – lavish

  1646. sumptuous – splendid

  1647. sunset – time when the sun disappears

  1648. superficial – not deep

  1649. supersede – to make obsolete

  1650. supervise – to watch over

  1651. supply – furnish what is needed

  1652. supply – to give what is needed

  1653. supposition – assumption

  1654. surcease – to come to an end

  1655. sure – positive

  1656. surmount – overcome an obstacle

  1657. surplus – excess amount

  1658. surround – shut in on all sides

  1659. surroundings – place around something

  1660. survival the act of staying alive

  1661. suspense – anxiety

  1662. sustain – support

  1663. swallow – transporting food from the mouth to the stomach

  1664. swamp – low, wet lands

  1665. symbiosis – beneficial relationship

  1666. symbol – something that represents something else

  1667. symphony – long piece of music in four parts

  1668. synthetic – man-made with chemicals

  1669. talent – something someone can do well

  1670. talent – special natural ability

  1671. talking – speaking

  1672. tame – gentle and meek

  1673. taproot – root that grows downward

  1674. tariff – tax on imported goods

  1675. taunt – insult

  1676. taunt – reproach with insults

  1677. taunt – to tease

  1678. taxes – money paid to the government

  1679. teak – tropical wood used in furniture

  1680. technique – special way to do something

  1681. tedious – repetitive

  1682. teeter – to rock

  1683. telescope – instrument that magnifies distant objects

  1684. temple – place of worship

  1685. tempo – speed of music

  1686. tend – to take care of

  1687. termagant – quarrelsome

  1688. terrestrial – of the earth

  1689. territory – land ruled by a nation

  1690. texture – feel of the surface of an object

  1691. their – belonging to them

  1692. theory – explanation backed by testing

  1693. thicket – thick growth of plants

  1694. this – thing being mentioned

  1695. thorn – sharp sticker on a plant

  1696. thought – idea

  1697. threshold – entrance

  1698. throaty – sound uttered low and rasping

  1699. through – into and out of

  1700. thunder – loud noise in a storm

  1701. tide – the rise and fall of the sea level

  1702. timidity – state of shyness

  1703. timorous – fearful

  1704. timorous – timid

  1705. titanium – lightweight metal

  1706. toady – flatterer

  1707. toehold – slight advantage

  1708. tolerance – permitting something

  1709. tolerate – allow

  1710. ton – 2,000 pounds

  1711. tone – quality of sound

  1712. topographic – map that shows the relief of the land

  1713. torpor – state of being inactive

  1714. torrent – very heavy fall of rain

  1715. touch – physical contact

  1716. tough – rugged

  1717. tour – a trip visiting places

  1718. tout – publicize

  1719. trait – characteristic

  1720. trance – dreamlike state

  1721. tranquil – calm

  1722. tranquility – calmness

  1723. tranquility – calmness

  1724. transfixed – motionless

  1725. transient – passing quckly

  1726. transient – passing with time

  1727. transient – temporary

  1728. translation – something changed to another language

  1729. transmission – sending a message

  1730. transparent – allowing light through

  1731. trappings – articles of dress

  1732. trauma – disturbing event

  1733. travesty – humorous imitation

  1734. treason – betraying one’s government

  1735. treaty – agreement

  1736. trees – large, woody plants

  1737. tributary – river that empties into a larger river

  1738. tributary – small stream

  1739. tricky – sly

  1740. trifle – something of little value

  1741. trivial – insignificant

  1742. trojan horse – hidden instructions inside a computer program

  1743. trough – lowest point of a wave

  1744. troupe – company or group

  1745. truce – temporary halt in fighting

  1746. truncate – to shorten

  1747. trunk – long snout

  1748. trustworthy – responsible

  1749. tsunami – destructive tidal wave

  1750. tumbleweeds – dead rolling plants

  1751. tunic – loose cloak

  1752. turbulence – violent atmospheric condition

  1753. turbulent – wildly irregular motion

  1754. turn – to move in a different direction

  1755. tussle – cuffle

  1756. tutorial – program of instruction

  1757. twilight – time immediately after sunset

  1758. typography – appearance of a printed page

  1759. ultimatum – final offer

  1760. umbrella – hand-held canopy

  1761. unable – cannot do

  1762. unanimity – complete agreement

  1763. underground – below the earth ‘s surface

  1764. underground – below the earth’s surface

  1765. undulate – move as if in waves

  1766. unfurled – unfolded

  1767. unhealthy – not well

  1768. universe – everything that exists

  1769. unpack – to take things out

  1770. unprecedented – never before seen

  1771. unraveling – becoming undone

  1772. unscathed – wholly unharmed

  1773. unseen – not visible

  1774. unsociable – unfriendly

  1775. untidy – messy

  1776. untied – not fastened

  1777. upload – to transfer data from a computer

  1778. uproar – noisy confusion

  1779. utensil – implement

  1780. utensils – tools used in cooking

  1781. vacant – not occupied

  1782. vague – not distinct

  1783. valley – low land between hills

  1784. valor – bravery

  1785. vanity – excessive pride

  1786. variable – letter that represents a number

  1787. vaunt – brag about

  1788. vegetation – plant life

  1789. vehemently – violently

  1790. vein – long deposit of underground metal

  1791. velocity – speed

  1792. vendetta – destructive feud

  1793. venture – proceed in face of danger

  1794. verge – border

  1795. verge – edge

  1796. vermin – animal pests

  1797. vessels – ships

  1798. vestige – sign

  1799. veterinarian – doctor that takes care of animals

  1800. vetoed – rejected by authority

  1801. vex – trouble

  1802. viable – practicable

  1803. vicar – a parish priest(CHRISTIAN)

  1804. Vicar – preacher or priest

  1805. vicinity – near

  1806. victim – person who has been hurt

  1807. victim – someone who is injured

  1808. view – what can be seen

  1809. vigil – determined watchfulness

  1810. vigorous – lively

  1811. village – small town

  1812. vindictive – revengeful

  1813. violated – failed to follow

  1814. virago – quarrelsome woman

  1815. virtue – moral excellence

  1816. visualize – to form a mental picture

  1817. vitality – energetic

  1818. vitiate – weaken

  1819. vivacious – lively

  1820. vivacious – lively

  1821. vivid – intense

  1822. vivid – lively

  1823. vocal – spoken

  1824. vociferous – crying out loudly

  1825. void – emptiness

  1826. volcano – opening in the Earth

  1827. volume – relative amount

  1828. volunteer person who freely gives time

  1829. voracious – eating a lot

  1830. waders – waterproof boots

  1831. wan – unnaturally pale

  1832. wandering – traveling from place to place

  1833. wane – to become less

  1834. wanted – desired

  1835. waterfall – steep drop from a high place

  1836. wavering – moving back and forth

  1837. way – certain path

  1838. waylay – ambush

  1839. weather – outside conditions

  1840. weave – to interlace

  1841. weaving – winding in and out

  1842. web site – a location on the world wide web

  1843. weigh – to measure weight

  1844. weight – measure of the force

  1845. wetlands – land saturated with water

  1846. whet – sharpen by rubbing

  1847. whimsical – impulsive

  1848. whinnies – horse sound

  1849. whole – complete or entire

  1850. wigwam – Indian tent

  1851. wiles – tricks

  1852. wimple – cloth covering over the head

  1853. wisdom – accumulated learning

  1854. withhold – restrain

  1855. without – not having

  1856. wizened – old

  1857. women – female humans

  1858. wondered c – urious about something

  1859. wondrous – marvelous

  1860. word processing – text data

  1861. word processor – application that outputs text data

  1862. word wrap – automatic movement of a word to the next line

  1863. work ethic – positive attitude towards work

  1864. wreak – inflict punishment upon

  1865. wrench – twist or pull

  1866. wrest – obtain by pulling

  1867. wrinkle – crooked fold

  1868. WYSIWYG – word-processing system

  1869. yard – 3 feet

  1870. yawn – expression of tiredness

  1871. yield – amount produced

  1872. yield – produce

  1873. Zing-Oomph-dynamism of personality