ENGLISH VOCABULARY FOR LAWYERS

  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