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. adage – wise saying
  30. adapt – adjust to
  31. addle – to make confused
  32. addled – confused
  33. address – speech
  34. adept – expert
  35. adherent – supporter or follower
  36. adjacent – directly next to
  37. adjacent – near or close
  38. adjourned – ended a session
  39. adobe – made of clay
  40. advantage – something that is helpful
  41. advent – coming event
  42. adventure – an exciting experience
  43. advice – guidance
  44. advise – offer helpful suggestions
  45. advocate – to plead in favor
  46. advocate – to support
  47. affect – have an influence on
  48. affliction – misery
  49. affluence – abundance of riches
  50. against – in opposition
  51. agenda – a plan
  52. agent – representing another
  53. aggregation – group of people
  54. aghast – horrified
  55. agile – moving easily
  56. air – gases that we breathe
  57. albeit – even though
  58. allay – lessen
  59. alleviate – make bearable
  60. alliance – union for a common purpose
  61. allies – friends in war
  62. allowance – something granted
  63. allusion – indirect mention of something
  64. almanac – yearly book of facts
  65. aloof – disinterested
  66. already – before now
  67. ambiance – special atmosphere
  68. ambiguous – unclear
  69. Ameliorate- to make better
  70. amity – friendliness
  71. analogy – comparison
  72. analysis – examination of something
  73. analyze – study
  74. anarchy – lawlessness
  75. ancestors – people one is descended from
  76. anecdote – brief story
  77. anemic – lacking vitality
  78. angry – feeling or showing displeasure
  79. animated – very lively
  80. ankles – joints where feet meet legs
  81. annals – chronological record of the events
  82. announced – said or told
  83. anonymous – unidentified
  84. anthology – collection of writings
  85. antibiotic – stops growth of microorganisms
  86. anxiety – extreme nervousness
  87. anxiously – nervously
  88. apathy – lack of emotion
  89. aperture – opening
  90. aplomb – great composure
  91. appalling – terrible
  92. apparition – anything that appears unexpectedly
  93. appeal – to ask for
  94. appear – come into sight
  95. appearance – the way something looks
  96. appease – quieten
  97. applause – clapping of hands
  98. appreciate – show gratitude
  99. apprehensive – uneasy
  100. appropriate – suitable
  101. aquarium – container for fish
  102. arbitrary – whimsical
  103. archeologist – studies man’s past
  104. arduous – difficult
  105. argument – disagreement
  106. aristocrat – nobility
  107. arrogance – excessive pride
  108. arrogant – overly proud
  109. articulate – express oneself clearly
  110. articulate – speak clearly
  111. articulate – to speak distinctly
  112. artist – one who paints or draws
  113. ascetic – very self-disciplined person
  114. ascribe – assign something to
  115. aspect – point of view
  116. aspiration – strong desire
  117. assaults – attacks
  118. assemble – to gather together
  119. assiduously – carefully
  120. assurance – confidence
  121. assure – to make confident
  122. astonish – surprise
  123. astonishment – amazement
  124. astronomer – solar system expert
  125. astronomy – study of heavenly bodies
  126. atom – smallest component of an element
  127. atrocity – cruel action
  128. attempt – to make an effort
  129. audacious – outrageous
  130. audacity – aggressive courage
  131. audible – can be heard
  132. audible – heard
  133. audition – to try out
  134. audition – to try out for a part
  135. augment – to add to
  136. authentic – genuine
  137. authority – control
  138. avail – take advantage of
  139. available – able to be used now
  140. available – ready for use
  141. avalanche – sliding of material down a hillside
  142. avalanches – large mass sliding down a hillside
  143. avarice – greed
  144. aversion – definite dislike
  145. avert – to prevent
  146. aviator – pilot
  147. aware – having knowledge
  148. azure – blue colored
  149. babble – make meaningless sounds
  150. babbling – talking excessively
  151. bacteria – single-celled microscopic organisms
  152. badge – distinctive emblem
  153. baffle – to perplex
  154. baggage – luggage a traveler takes on a trip
  155. bailiff – officer of a court
  156. bakery – place baked goods are made
  157. balance – equality between opposing forces
  158. balance – steady position
  159. bald – having no hair on head
  160. bale – large bundle of material
  161. baleful – ominous
  162. ballot – form used to cast a vote
  163. barbecue – meat roasted on an open fire
  164. bargain – a deal
  165. baritone – male voice above a bass
  166. barometer – measures air pressure
  167. baronial – suitable for nobility
  168. barter – to trade
  169. base – lowest point or number
  170. basin – low area on Earth’s surface
  171. bathysphere – sphere-shaped diving vessel
  172. baton – wand used by a musical conductor
  173. battery – basic unit of military personnel
  174. battle – fight or conflict
  175. bawl – to call out noisily
  176. beacon – guiding device
  177. beckon – silent gesture
  178. beguile – to trick
  179. beleaguer – beset with difficulties
  180. beleaguer – beset with difficulties
  181. believe – to trust in
  182. belligerent – seeking conflict
  183. benevolence – kindness
  184. benevolent – intending to do good
  185. bestow – give
  186. betrothal – engagement
  187. between – space that separates
  188. bevy – any group
  189. bewilderment – hopelessly confused
  190. bias – prejudice
  191. bicentennial – two hundredth anniversary
  192. billowy – surge
  193. biography – story of a person’s life
  194. biologist – those who study living things
  195. biopsy – removal of living tissue
  196. biosphere – atmosphere in which living things exist
  197. Bizarre-out of wall
  198. blackmail – to get something by threatening
  199. bland – tasteless
  200. blatant – brazenly obvious
  201. blemish – physical defect
  202. blind – unable to see
  203. blinding – hard to see through
  204. blockade – barring entry by ships
  205. bluff – high bank or cliff
  206. boardinghouse – furnished rooms and meals
  207. boast – to speak too well of yourself
  208. bolster – support or strengthen
  209. BOO( RAZZ)- CRY TO SHOW DISPLESURE(N)
  210. boorish – ill-mannered
  211. bore – make a hole
  212. bore – to make a hole
  213. borrow – temporary use something
  214. boycott – refusal to buy
  215. boycott – refusal to do something
  216. brazen – shameless
  217. break – to crack into pieces
  218. breaker – ocean wave that collapses
  219. breed – one partricular kind of animal
  220. breeds – particular kinds of animals
  221. briar – thorny stem
  222. bridle – horse’s harness for the head
  223. brilliant – bright
  224. brink – edge
  225. broadcaster – person sending messages electronically
  226. brook – small stream
  227. brought – carried with one
  228. browse – to look casually
  229. Buck – One US DOLLAR(slang)
  230. buffer – used to store data
  231. building – structure
  232. bullying – threatening
  233. burgeon – blossom
  234. burly – heavily built
  235. burly – muscular
  236. busy- f ull of activity
  237. buy – to purchase
  238. byte – a small unit of measure of computer memory
  239. cackle – to laugh harshly
  240. cacophony – harsh jarring sound
  241. cairn – marker
  242. cajole – coax /flatter
  243. cake – baked dessert
  244. calamity – misery
  245. calligraphy – fine handwriting
  246. camphor – smelly white powder
  247. campus – grounds of a school
  248. canard – false report
  249. canopy – covering
  250. cantankerous – grouchy
  251. canyon – deep narrow valley
  252. canyon – deep narrow valley
  253. canyon – deep, narrow valley
  254. cape – land that extends into water
  255. capsize – to overturn
  256. capture – catch and hold
  257. career – profession
  258. caricature – representation of a person
  259. carnival – fair or festival
  260. carpenter – person who builds things with wood
  261. cartography – mapmaking
  262. cascade – small waterfall
  263. castigate – inflict severe punishment
  264. catastrophe – a great calamity
  265. catcall – loud cry
  266. cater – to satisfy the needs of
  267. caterwauling – harsh crying
  268. caught – captured
  269. cause – to make something happen
  270. cautiously – carefully
  271. cave – hollow passage in the earth
  272. cavernous – resembling a cave
  273. cavity – hole
  274. CE – common era,  an usage  in Place of AD/BC
  275. cell – small unit
  276. cell wall – outermost boundary of a cell
  277. censor – to ban
  278. censure – an official reprimand
  279. centennial – one hundredth anniversary
  280. centi 1/100
  281. centripetal – tendency to move to the center
  282. century – one hundred years
  283. ceramics – type of pottery
  284. chagrin – embarrassment
  285. chamber – room
  286. change – to make different
  287. character – symbol such as a letter
  288. characterization – vivid description
  289. charisma – personal appeal
  290. cheerfulness – good humored
  291. chemical – made from changed substances
  292. cherish – love
  293. chlorophyll – green substance in plants
  294. choleric – easily angered
  295. chromosomes – carries the traits of a cell
  296. chronology – events in order
  297. Chump – full / gull – buddhu
  298. churn – to stir quickly
  299. circuitously – indirectly
  300. circumference – boundary of a circular object
  301. circumlocution – to evade with words
  302. circumspection – carefully considering
  303. cirrush -High altitude clouds
  304. cistern – receptacle for holding water
  305. citation – quotation from a reliable source
  306. citizen – member of a country
  307. citizenship – conduct within the community
  308. clamor – cry out
  309. clandestine – done in secret
  310. clarify – to make clear
  311. classical – arts in a past era
  312. cleanliness – free from dirt
  313. cleavage – groove between parts
  314. clever – sly and resourceful
  315. cockfight – fighting gamecocks
  316. cocoon – covering around a pupa
  317. coherent – consistent and logical
  318. colossus – huge
  319. combustible – flammable
  320. comely – attractive
  321. comet – object of gas and dust orbiting the sun
  322. comfortable – relaxed without pain
  323. command – causes a computer to do a task
  324. commemorate – honor the memory of
  325. commend – to express a good opinion
  326. commission – share of the profit
  327. commitment – binding oneself
  328. commotion – excitement and confusion
  329. communal – belonging to a group
  330. commute – travel back and forth
  331. companion – close associate
  332. company – with others
  333. compass – direction determining device
  334. compassion – showing pity
  335. compel – to make someone do something
  336. compendium – short but complete summary
  337. competent – fit
  338. competently – skillfully
  339. complacency – quiet satisfaction
  340. compose – make up
  341. composition – makeup
  342. comprehend – understand
  343. compulsion – feeling of having to do something
  344. compulsory – enforced
  345. conceive – develop in the mind
  346. conceive – develop in the mind
  347. conclave – private meeting
  348. concoction – mixture of things
  349. concussion – shock from impact
  350. condemned – strongly disapproved
  351. condescend – lower oneself
  352. condone – excuse
  353. confer – to present
  354. confide – to reveal in private
  355. confide – totell something in secret
  356. confidentially – secretly
  357. confidently – feeling sure of yourself
  358. confluence – where rivers join
  359. congress – meeting of elected representatives
  360. congruent – same shape and size
  361. conjure – exaggerated dignity
  362. connotation – emotional added meaning to a word
  363. conquer – to overpower
  364. cons – disadvantages
  365. conscious – awake
  366. conscious – awake and alert
  367. conscious – being aware
  368. consecutive – one after another
  369. consent – give permission
  370. consequence – result of an action
  371. conservancy – preserve of natural resources
  372. conservation – preserving something
  373. consolation – making less sad
  374. consume – devour
  375. consumer – user of goods or services
  376. contagion – spreading of a disease
  377. contemplating – deciding
  378. contempt – disdain
  379. contour lines – lines that connect points of equal elevation
  380. contrivance – invention
  381. conveyance – a transport or carrier
  382. convulsive – involuntary spasms
  383. cooperation – working together
  384. copiously – abundantly
  385. corroborate – support
  386. Corrode-Cause to deteriorate
  387. cossack – skilled Russian horsemen
  388. countenance – appearance
  389. countenance – facial expression
  390. countless – too many to be counted
  391. country – land of a nation
  392. countryside – rural area
  393. couple – two
  394. courage – bravery
  395. courage – overcoming fear
  396. courtesy – well-mannered
  397. cousin – child of your aunt or uncle
  398. cover – hide under something
  399. covet – long for with envy
  400. covetous – greedy
  401. covey – small flock of birds
  402. cowl – hood
  403. crags – uneven parts of cliffs
  404. crane – machine that lifts heavy objects
  405. cranes – large water birds
  406. crater – deep hole
  407. craven – cowardly
  408. craven – cowardly
  409. crawled – moved slowly
  410. creativity – originality
  411. creatures – living beings
  412. crest – highest point of a wave
  413. crevice – crack or narrow hole
  414. cringe – to shrink back
  415. cringed – crouch in fear
  416. cubicle – small space
  417. culminate – climax or end
  418. culprit – guilty person
  419. cultivate – grow plants
  420. cultivated – refined
  421. culture – way of life of a group
  422. cumulonimbus – anvil shaped clouds
  423. cumulus – low-lying puffy white clouds
  424. cunning – clever
  425. cup – 8 fluid ounces
  426. curious – wanting to know more
  427. curmudgeon – ill-tempered person
  428. current – flow of water
  429. curtail – abbreviate
  430. curtain – window covering
  431. customary – usual or expected
  432. cycle – repeating set of events
  433. cynical – showing scorn
  434. damage – harm
  435. dandy – a dude concerned with his clothes
  436. dangerous – unsafe
  437. dangling – swinging loosely
  438. data – information
  439. daub – apply paint with crude strokes
  440. daubed – coated
  441. daunt – frighten
  442. dearth – scarce supply
  443. debt – money that is owed
  444. decade – ten years
  445. decapitate – to remove one’s head
  446. decapitate – to remove one’s head
  447. deci 1/10
  448. decibel – measure for sound volume
  449. decided – made up one’s mind
  450. dedicated – committed to a goal
  451. deference – respect
  452. definite – precise
  453. deflect – to turn aside
  454. deforestation – large-scale cutting down of forests
  455. defrost – thaw
  456. defunct – no longer used
  457. degrade – bring to dishonor
  458. degrade – demote
  459. deign – condescend
  460. delete – to remove
  461. deliberation – slowness and with care
  462. delicious – very good to taste
  463. delighted – very happy
  464. deliquesce – melt away
  465. delta – mouth of a river
  466. demand – ask forcefully
  467. demonstration – public display
  468. demure – shy
  469. denotation – exaction definition to a word
  470. denounce – condemn
  471. density – amount per unit of measure
  472. dentures – false set of teeth
  473. deny – declare something to be untrue
  474. deny – refuse to give
  475. dependability – reliability
  476. deplete – empty out
  477. deploy – place military troops
  478. deprive – keep from having
  479. derelict – abandoned
  480. derision – contempt or ridicule
  481. derive – to receive
  482. descendant – person born from an ancestor
  483. desert – large region of sand
  484. desist – stop
  485. desolate – barren or deserted
  486. desolate – uninhabited
  487. despair – loss of hope
  488. despondent – without hope
  489. destitute – lacking necessary things
  490. destroy – to ruin completely
  491. detachment – separation
  492. deter – discourage
  493. deter – discourage someone
  494. deteriorate – to become worse
  495. determination – decided action
  496. determination – firm of purpose
  497. dethronement – act of ousting
  498. detonation – explosion
  499. devastate – destroy
  500. deviate – turn aside from
  501. device – an instrument or tool
  502. dew point – temperature at which water vapor condenses
  503. dexterous – skillful
  504. dexterous – skillful
  505. dialect – localized form of a language
  506. dialogue – conversation
  507. diameter – width of a circular object
  508. diatribe – abusive denunciation
  509. dietitian – specialist in nutrition
  510. different – not the same
  511. diffident – shy
  512. digestion – breaking food down
  513. digital – camera a camera which uses a chip to store images
  514. dike – dam made of dirt
  515. dike – dam or levee
  516. dilemma – problem
  517. diligence – steady manner
  518. dilution – weakened substance
  519. din – harsh noice
  520. dire – terrible
  521. disappear – to move out of sight
  522. disapprove – show dislike
  523. disarray – state of disorder
  524. disaster – terrible loss
  525. discern – detect
  526. discern – distinguish
  527. disclose – to make known
  528. disclose – to uncover
  529. discourse – long communication
  530. discover – find out
  531. discover – to find something
  532. discovered – found out
  533. discovered – found out
  534. discriminate – distinguish
  535. discrimination – extreme favoritism in actions or attitude
  536. disdain – despise
  537. disfigure – to mar the appearance
  538. disgorge – empty
  539. disgrace – to bring shame upon
  540. disguising – changing appearance
  541. dishonest – deceitful
  542. disinfectant – used to destroy germs
  543. dismal – gloomy and dark
  544. dismal – gloomy or depressing
  545. disparage – discredit
  546. dispense – do away with
  547. disposition – temperament
  548. dispute – to call into question
  549. disseminate – to spread
  550. dissentient – against the majority
  551. dissimulation – act of hiding
  552. dissuade – persuade not to do something
  553. dissuade – persuade not to do something
  554. distort – twist out of the true meaning
  555. distribution – area over which something is spread
  556. disturb – to make uneasy
  557. diverse – differing from one another
  558. document – text file
  559. dodge – move quickly aside
  560. doggedly – persistently
  561. dogma – doctrine , church doctrine
  562. doleful – mournful
  563. dominant – stronger
  564. dominate – rule
  565. donation – contribution
  566. doubtful – uncertain
  567. dough – mixture of flour and water
  568. dovecote – box for domestic pigeons
  569. download – to transfer data to a computer
  570. drab – dull
  571. drastically – extremely
  572. draught – long spell of dry weather
  573. draw – to make a picture
  574. drawl – speak very slowly
  575. dread – to wait with fear
  576. dreaded – greatly feared
  577. dreadful – terrible
  578. drift – move along on a current of air or water
  579. drivel – talk childishly
  580. drone – continuous buzzing sound
  581. dugout – Indian log boat
  582. dun – dull grayish brown
  583. dusk – time when darkness begins
  584. duty – obligation
  585. dynasty – family of rulers
  586. ebb – decline
  587. ebony – dark
  588. eccentricities – odd behaviors
  589. echoes – repeated sounds
  590. eclipse – complete or partial hiding
  591. ecosystems – specific environment
  592. eddies – currents that move with the main current
  593. edict – having the force of law
  594. edifice – building
  595. edit – to modify data
  596. edition – copies printed at one time
  597. efficacious – effective
  598. efficient – effective without waste
  599. elated – happy
  600. electricity – energy from the flow of electrons
  601. electron – negative part of atom outside nucleus
  602. elemental – most basic
  603. eliminate – to get rid of
  604. eloquence – polished speech
  605. eloquent – expressive
  606. e-mail – electronic mail
  607. embarrass – humiliate
  608. embed – set firmly
  609. embellish – decorate
  610. embroil – entangle
  611. emerges – breaks through
  612. emigrant – person leaving his country
  613. emit – to give off
  614. empathy – understand what another person is feeling
  615. emphasize – give special attention to
  616. emphatic – strongly expressive
  617. empire – groups of lands under the rule of one ruler
  618. enables – allows
  619. enchanted – magically delighted
  620. encrypt – scramble computerized information
  621. encumber – to place a heavy load on
  622. endangered – threatened
  623. endeavor – to strive
  624. endeavor – to try
  625. endow – to give
  626. energy – power to do work
  627. engineer – person who plans and builds structures
  628. engineering – planning and building
  629. enigma – perplexing
  630. enigma – riddle
  631. enigmatic – perplexing
  632. enjoyed – pleased with
  633. enlighten – to inform
  634. enough – all that is needed
  635. ensemble – group of musicians who perform together
  636. ensnare – to catch
  637. entertain – to amuse
  638. entice – lure
  639. entitled – having the right to something
  640. entreat – ask earnestly
  641. envelop – enclose with a covering
  642. enveloped – completely surrounded
  643. enzyme – body protein
  644. eon – age in the earth’s history
  645. epicenter – point directly above an earthquake
  646. epigram – short saying
  647. episode – part in a series
  648. equator – north-south line around the middle of the Eath
  649. equivocate – lie
  650. era – long period of time
  651. error – mistake
  652. escape – to break free or run away
  653. establish – to set up
  654. estimate – educated guess
  655. etymology – study of the origin of words
  656. evading – avoiding
  657. evaluate – find the value of a variable expression
  658. evict – expel
  659. evident – plain
  660. exalt – glorify, praise, or honor
  661. excavate – to dig up
  662. excavation – expose by digging
  663. except – instead of
  664. exclude – shut out
  665. exclusively – particular way
  666. excoriate – to tear
  667. excretion – getting rid of waste materials
  668. executable – computer file that will perform a tast
  669. exercises – training by repetition and review
  670. exertion – energetic activity
  671. exhort – spur on
  672. exist – to live
  673. expanse – open area
  674. expansion – act of expanding
  675. expedition – journey for a purpose
  676. explained – told about something
  677. exploration – travel for the purpose discovery
  678. exponent – how many times a number is used as a factor
  679. exposition – explanation
  680. expostulate – argue
  681. expound – to make a detailed statement on a topic
  682. expression – look on the face
  683. extinct – no longer living
  684. extinction – when no member of a species survives
  685. extol – praise highly
  686. exuberance – excitement
  687. exultant – triumphant
  688. exultation – celebration
  689. failure – not successful
  690. fair – not favoring more than another
  691. fairness – impartiality
  692. fallow – not cultivated
  693. false – wrong
  694. falter – to loose force
  695. family – people related to each another
  696. famished – starving
  697. fanatic – zealot
  698. fancy – whimsical imagination
  699. father – male parent
  700. fatuous – foolish
  701. fault – blame or cause
  702. feather – covering on bird’s body
  703. feel – to know by touch
  704. ferocious – savage
  705. ferocity – savage
  706. fertile – fruitful
  707. fertile – productive soil
  708. fester – to decay
  709. few – not many
  710. fiction – an imagined story
  711. fiercest – wildest
  712. figurative – non-literal language
  713. file – stored document
  714. finagle – to obtain
  715. finally – at last
  716. firebrand – troublemaker
  717. fishtail – swing from side to side
  718. flag – cloth with a distinct design
  719. flagon – container for liquids
  720. flank – fleshy part near the ribs
  721. flashback – part of a story that already happened
  722. flex – bend
  723. flooded covered with water
  724. floodplain – land that is flooded by a river
  725. fluctuate – continually changing
  726. fluctuate – shift back and forth
  727. fluctuation – unsteady motion
  728. fluent – express oneself readily
  729. fluently – clearly
  730. flustered – confused
  731. foolish – not having good sense
  732. foot – 12 inches
  733. foot – lowest part of the leg
  734. footer – information at the bottom of a page
  735. foothills – hilly area at the base of a mountain
  736. forbidden – not allowed
  737. foreboding – prediction of something bad
  738. foreshadow – foretell or bode
  739. forethought – thinking ahead
  740. forfeited – given up
  741. formal – following established customs
  742. format – to divide in sectors for data storage
  743. formidable – inspiring fear
  744. formula – mathematical equation
  745. fortuitous – fortunate
  746. fortune – success
  747. founded – established
  748. fracture – to break
  749. freight – goods transported
  750. frightened – afraid
  751. frigid – intensely cold
  752. frippery – elegance
  753. frolic – lively recreation
  754. frond – palm
  755. frontier – edge of an unknown land
  756. froth – churn
  757. frowzy – unkempt
  758. frozen – turned to ice or motionless
  759. full – able to hold no more
  760. furtively – secretly
  761. fusillade – simultaneous firing of weapons
  762. FUSS- AFFRY / TIFF / FRACAS
  763. futile – unproductive
  764. future – time that hasn’t happened yet
  765. gallivanting – roaming
  766. gallon – 4 quarts
  767. gallop – to go very fast
  768. gap – passage through mountains
  769. gargoyle – decorative monster
  770. garish – tacky
  771. garrulous – wordy and rambling
  772. gauged – estimated
  773. gaunt – starved
  774. gazetteer – geographical dictionary
  775. gem – valuable mineral
  776. general – high officer
  777. generalization – broad conclusion
  778. generations – family members around the same age
  779. generosity – unselfishness
  780. genes – specific portion of DNA
  781. genetics – study of heredity
  782. geologist – scientist who studies rocks
  783. gesticulate – express through movement
  784. gibberish – foolish talk
  785. gigabyte – one billion bytes of information
  786. gingerly – carefully
  787. glint – sparkle
  788. glossary – alphabetical list of words back of a book
  789. glut – fill beyond capacity
  790. Goo( gook) – thick viscous matter(n)
  791. gorge – deep valley
  792. gourmand – glutton
  793. gram – basic unit of mass
  794. grant – something that is given
  795. graphic – evoking lifelike images
  796. graphics – pictures
  797. gratify – satisfy
  798. gratitude – thankfulness
  799. gravity – attractive force
  800. grazing – eating grass and other plants
  801. greedy – wanting too much
  802. grievances – complaints
  803. group – number of things together
  804. groveling – crawling face-down
  805. grown – larger
  806. guide – person leading a trip
  807. gurgling – making a flowing or low sound
  808. habitat – living environment
  809. hacker – someone who breaks into a computer system
  810. haggard – worn look
  811. harbor – seaport
  812. harbor – sheltered body of water
  813. hard copy – a document that is printed on paper
  814. hard drive – magnetic metal disk that stores data
  815. hardware – physical parts of the computer
  816. hardy – vigorous
  817. harridan – vicious
  818. harrowing – vexing
  819. harvest – gather a crop
  820. haven – safe place
  821. hazard – danger
  822. haze – fog or cloud
  823. haze – unclear
  824. header – information at the top margin
  825. heard – listened to
  826. hearkening – listening carefully
  827. heart-wrenching – very emotional
  828. hedonism – pursuit of
  829. helter-skelter – haphazardly
  830. hem – surround
  831. herb – useful plant
  832. heredity – passing of traits to offspring
  833. heroine – main female character
  834. heterogeneous – make of different elements
  835. hibernate – inactive state
  836. histrionic – melodramatic
  837. hobby – something a person does for fun
  838. hobgoblin – mischievous elf
  839. holography three – dimensional image
  840. homage – anything done to show honor
  841. homage- to pay respect
  842. homely – plain
  843. homicide – murder
  844. honesty – truthfulness
  845. honorary – having distinction
  846. hoodwink – deceive
  847. horizon – line where sky meets earth
  848. horrible – terrible
  849. hostile – unfriendly
  850. hostility – hate or dislike
  851. howl – a long and sad cry
  852. hue – color
  853. humane – showing sympathy for others
  854. humiliation – causing shame shame
  855. humility – meekness or a lack of pride
  856. hungry – feeling a need for food
  857. hypnotizing – mesmerizing
  858. hypocrite – who fakes virtue
  859. hypocritical – pretending
  860. hypothesis – tentative assumption
  861. identified – named or discovered
  862. ignore – disregard
  863. image – picture
  864. image – vivid description
  865. imagery – language that describes something
  866. imitate – follow the example of
  867. immediately – right now
  868. immemorial – extending back beyond memory
  869. immense – enormous
  870. imminent – likely to happen soon
  871. impact – effect of an action
  872. impart – give
  873. impatient – not wanting to wait
  874. impatient – unwillingness to wait
  875. impediment – hinders a certain action
  876. impediment – obstruction
  877. imperceptible – difficult to detect
  878. impinge – strike
  879. implore – ask
  880. implore – to beg for earnestly
  881. implored – begged
  882. important – necessary or valuable
  883. importunity – persistent urgent demands
  884. impose – compel
  885. impose – to apply by force
  886. impose – to enforce
  887. impossible – unable to happen
  888. improper fraction – fraction whose numerator is greater that denominator
  889. impudence – rudeness
  890. impulse – sudden inclination
  891. impunity – freedom from punishment
  892. inaccurate – wrong
  893. inactive – idle
  894. inanimate – not moving
  895. inarticulate – speak poorly
  896. inaudibly – not able to be heard
  897. incandescent – very bright
  898. incense – infuriate
  899. incessant – continuous
  900. incessantly – never stopping
  901. incidental – accidental
  902. incomplete – not finished
  903. inconclusive – not leading to a definite result
  904. incongruity – having a lack of harmony
  905. incontinently – able to restrain
  906. incorrect – not right
  907. incredulous – skeptical
  908. incrustation – crust
  909. incur – to bring on oneself
  910. indefatigable – unwearying
  911. independent – self-reliant
  912. indicate – to show
  913. indifference – lack of interest or concern
  914. indifferent – without interest
  915. indigenous – native to an area
  916. indignant – anger over something unjust
  917. indiscriminate – failing to clearly choose
  918. indispensable – absolutely necessary
  919. indisputably – unquestionably
  920. indolently – lazily
  921. indomitable – unconquerable
  922. indulge – pamper
  923. industrious – steadily working hard
  924. inert – inactive
  925. inevitable – certain to happen
  926. inevitable – incapable of being avoided
  927. infer – hint
  928. inference – reasonable conclusion
  929. infield – playing area of a baseball field
  930. infiltrate – to enter maliciously
  931. influence – ability to affect what others do
  932. ingenious – clever
  933. ingestion – taking in food
  934. ingrained – impressed firmly on the mind
  935. ingratiate – gain favor
  936. ingredients – parts of a mixture
  937. inhabit – to live in
  938. initiative – first step
  939. inlet – narrow passage of water
  940. innocuous – inoffensive
  941. innovate – introduce something new
  942. input – information given to a computer
  943. inquire – investigate
  944. inscrutable – mysterious
  945. insensate – not capable of feeling sensation
  946. insert – process of adding
  947. insignia – emblem
  948. insomniac – person who is unable to sleep
  949. installed – set up correctly
  950. instantaneous – done immediately
  951. instinct – natural feeling
  952. instincts – natural tendencies
  953. instrument – something making musical sounds
  954. integers – whole numbers
  955. intense – extreme
  956. interest – charge for the use of money
  957. intermittent – stopping and starting
  958. intermittently – periodically
  959. international – between nations
  960. interpreter – person that translates languages
  961. intersect – meet at a point of crossing
  962. intimidate – make fearful
  963. intolerable – unbearable
  964. intonation – ability to play notes in tune
  965. intricate – full of elaborate detail
  966. inutemen – soldiers available on short notice
  967. invalid – sickly person
  968. invective – abusive language
  969. inversion – reversal of the usual order
  970. invest – to put into
  971. invigorate – energize
  972. iridescent – display of lustrous colors
  973. irony – sarcasm or an unexpected outcome
  974. irresolute – wavering in purpose
  975. irrigation – supplying land with water
  976. isthmus – narrow strip of land
  977. itinerary – plan for a journey
  978. jaundice – yellowish coloring of the eyes and skin
  979. jeans – tough cotton pants
  980. jeer – to taunt
  981. jewel – valuable stone or gem
  982. jostle – push
  983. jubilant – triumphant
  984. jungle – land thickly covered with plants
  985. jute – plant fiber used in making rope
  986. kind – type
  987. kindness – being friendly and sympathetic
  988. kingfisher – fish eating bird
  989. knapsack – backpack
  990. kneaded – pressed with the hands
  991. knew – having the facts
  992. knit – to made with yarn
  993. KO(KNOCKOUT)- A blow that make opponent unconscious
  994. lacerated – torn roughly
  995. laden – burdened
  996. lagoon – pool of water
  997. lake – body of fresh water with land on all sides
  998. lame – not able to walk well
  999. landmark – outstanding or well-know object
  1000. landscape – stretch of natural scenery on land
  1001. languish – lose strength
  1002. lapse – to be no longer valid
  1003. larger bigger in size
  1004. lassitude – weariness
  1005. laughingstock – object of ridicule
  1006. lavish – give generously
  1007. layers – levels
  1008. lazy – not willing to work
  1009. leaves – green parts of a plant
  1010. ledge – shelf-like rock on a mountain
  1011. legend – supernatural story
  1012. lens – transparent object that bends light
  1013. lethargic – lack of energy
  1014. lethargy – great lack of energy
  1015. levering – prying
  1016. levity – humor
  1017. lie – to rest by not standing or to no tell the truth
  1018. lightning – visible discharge in the sky
  1019. liter – basic unit of capacity
  1020. literary – referring to books and writing
  1021. literate – able to read and write
  1022. live – to exist
  1023. lock – to bind tightly
  1024. locution – word or phrase
  1025. loll – rest in a lazy way
  1026. lonely – sad about being by yourself
  1027. longitude – east-west direction on the globe
  1028. loon – duck-like bird
  1029. lore – traditional knowledge
  1030. lose – not have any longer
  1031. loyalty – faithfulness
  1032. lubricate – to apply oil or grease
  1033. lucid – sane or rational
  1034. lumberjack – person who chops down trees
  1035. luminous – bright or glowing
  1036. lurid – glowing
  1037. lurid – vivid or harsh
  1038. lurk – wait out of sight
  1039. luster – shininess
  1040. lustrous – shiny
  1041. luxurious – something pleasurable
  1042. maelstrom – violent situation
  1043. magnanimity – kind-heartedness
  1044. majority – greater part
  1045. malaise – sense of unease
  1046. malign – to make untrue statements
  1047. malignant – disposed to do evil
  1048. maneuver – move skillfully
  1049. manifest – obvious
  1050. manifesto – declaration of principles
  1051. manipulate – to control skillfully
  1052. mannequin – plastic person
  1053. mantle – cape like covering
  1054. mantle – thickest layer inside Earth
  1055. manufacture – to make something
  1056. mariners – sailors
  1057. marsh – lowland with moist soil
  1058. masonry – brick
  1059. massacre – killing many defenseless people
  1060. meadow – grassy field
  1061. meadow – grassy land
  1062. meager – small amount
  1063. meandered – walk along without direction
  1064. mechanical – like a machine
  1065. mechanical – operated by a machine
  1066. medley – mixture
  1067. melancholy – gloomy state of mind
  1068. melodious – pleasant to hear
  1069. memory – computer storage capacity
  1070. menagerie – collection of animals
  1071. mentor – trusted counselor
  1072. menu – list of functions that a computer performs
  1073. meringue – sweet topping
  1074. mesa – flat-topped mountain
  1075. mesas – steep hills with flat tops
  1076. metabolism – chemical reactions in living things
  1077. metaphor – comparison between two unlike things
  1078. meteorite – an object striking the earth from space
  1079. meter – basic unit of length in the metric system
  1080. metric – system of measurement
  1081. mettle – spirit
  1082. Mettle-nerve-spunk
  1083. microbe – tiny life form
  1084. microfiche – sheet of microfilm
  1085. mile – 5,280 feet
  1086. millennium – one thousand years
  1087. milli 1/1000
  1088. mimic – copy
  1089. mind – to care about or obey
  1090. mine – extracting minerals from the ground
  1091. miniature – tiny version
  1092. minuscule – very small
  1093. minute – short period of 60 seconds
  1094. minute – small
  1095. minutia – trivial detail
  1096. misanthrope – someone who does not like people
  1097. misdemeanor – offense less serious than a felony
  1098. misery – great pain or suffering
  1099. missive – written communication
  1100. misspell – spell incorrectly
  1101. mixed number – whole number and a fraction
  1102. mockery – mean spirited joking
  1103. modem – device that connects the computer to a communications system
  1104. molten – liquefied by heat
  1105. monarch – royal ruler
  1106. mono – prefix meaning “one”
  1107. monogram – design composed of one or more initials
  1108. monograph – scholarly study
  1109. monsoon – strong seasonal wind
  1110. morose – gloomy
  1111. morrow – the next day
  1112. mother – female parent
  1113. mountain – high hill
  1114. mouse – pointing device
  1115. mouthful – as much as can be held in the mouth at one time
  1116. muffle – to deaden sound
  1117. multimedia – graphics and sound
  1118. multiply – increase in number
  1119. multitude – large number of persons
  1120. music – pleasant expressive sounds
  1121. mute – silent
  1122. mute – to muffle or make quiet
  1123. mutiny – rebellion against authority
  1124. mutual – shared equally
  1125. myriad – innumerable
  1126. mystical – spiritual meaning
  1127. navigator – person who charts the course
  1128. nectar – sweet liquid found in flowers
  1129. nectar – sweet liquid made by flowers
  1130. negative number – any number less than zero
  1131. neighbors – people who live near one another
  1132. nervous – restless or tense
  1133. nettle – stinging hairs
  1134. neutral – taking neither side
  1135. nip – pinch
  1136. nonchalant – unconcerned
  1137. nonfiction – prose works based on facts
  1138. nonviolence – absence of violence
  1139. noticeable – easily seen
  1140. noun – person, place, or thing
  1141. nourish – keep alive and healthy
  1142. nourish – to feed
  1143. nucleus – center of a cell
  1144. nutrients – substances that provide nourishment
  1145. obeisance – deference or homage
  1146. obliquely – with a change of direction
  1147. obscurity – lack of clearness or visibility
  1148. obsequious – fawning
  1149. obsequious – groveling
  1150. obsequious – servile and flattering
  1151. obstinate – stubborn
  1152. occupation – person’s job
  1153. ocean – body of salt water
  1154. odious – extremely unlikable
  1155. offensive – act of attacking
  1156. ominous – portending evil or harm
  1157. omnivorous – eating anything
  1158. online – connected to a computer network
  1159. online – connected to a computer network
  1160. opaque – not able to be seen through
  1161. opportunitie – chance to do something
  1162. opportunities – chances to do something
  1163. opposite numbers – negative and positive of a number
  1164. oppression – cruel and unfair treatment
  1165. oppression – force or subjugation
  1166. opulent – luxuriant
  1167. oration – formal speech
  1168. orator – public speaker
  1169. orbit – planet’s path around a sun
  1170. orchestrate – organize
  1171. ore – mineral containing a useful substance
  1172. organelles – tiny organs
  1173. originated – came into being
  1174. orotund – full in sound
  1175. orphanage – place for homeless children
  1176. oscillate – swing from side to side
  1177. ostentatious – very showy display
  1178. Otiose- Pointless
  1179. oust – force out
  1180. output – the final document
  1181. overcome – conquer
  1182. pacific – peaceful
  1183. package – box used for delivery
  1184. pagoda – tall Asian shrine
  1185. paintings – pictures not drawn with pen or pencil
  1186. Pal- buddy / chum
  1187. palette – thin board for mixing paints
  1188. pall – cover for a coffin
  1189. pallid – faint in color
  1190. pallid – pale
  1191. palpable – able to be handled
  1192. palpitate – tremble
  1193. pandemonium – chaos
  1194. panoply – striking array
  1195. pantomime – acting with gestures
  1196. pantry – closet where food is kept
  1197. papoose – Native American baby
  1198. paradoxical – full of contradictions
  1199. parch – dry
  1200. Parliament – British legislature
  1201. parson – clergyman
  1202. particular – specific or exact
  1203. particularly – distinct or different
  1204. partition – divider
  1205. partition – something that divides
  1206. passerby – person who is moving by
  1207. pasture – grassy field for farm animals
  1208. patchwork – many small pieces sewn together
  1209. patent – obvious
  1210. patience – waiting calmly and quietly
  1211. patriotism – love of country
  1212. patriots – loyal to one’s nation
  1213. patrol – check for trouble
  1214. patrol – secure an area
  1215. pause – short stop
  1216. pause – stop for a short time
  1217. PC – personal computer
  1218. peak – pointed summit of a mountain
  1219. peculiar – odd
  1220. peculiar – unique
  1221. PEE ( PISS)- URINATE(N)
  1222. peering – looking in a searching way
  1223. peevish – contrary
  1224. peg – wooden nail
  1225. pelt – strike successively
  1226. penalty – punishment
  1227. penetrate – pierce
  1228. peon – menial worker
  1229. people – persons
  1230. percent – number compared to one hundred
  1231. perfect – just right
  1232. perfidy – treachery
  1233. performance – musical or theatrical presentation
  1234. perilous – full of dangers
  1235. peripatetic – traveling on foot
  1236. permeate – penetrate
  1237. pernicious – wicked
  1238. perpetuate – cause to be continued
  1239. perpetuate – cause to continue
  1240. perplexed – puzzled
  1241. perplexingly – with confusion or hesitancy
  1242. persecution – affliction
  1243. perseverance – continuing in spite of difficulties
  1244. persistent – unrelenting
  1245. personification – giving human characteristics
  1246. perusal – casual reading
  1247. perverse – opposite of right
  1248. pestilent – very harmful
  1249. petition – request
  1250. petitions – signed requests for
  1251. petrify – paralyze with fear
  1252. petulant – impatient
  1253. phantasm – ghost
  1254. phonetics – study of the sounds of language
  1255. photosynthesis – compound produced through light
  1256. physiological – workings of the body
  1257. piece – part of a whole
  1258. piety – religious devotion
  1259. pinnacle – highest point
  1260. piquant – spicy
  1261. pique – arouse
  1262. pith – sponge-like inside of flower
  1263. pity – sympathy or sorrow
  1264. placid – calm
  1265. placid – peaceful
  1266. plague – easily spread disease causing deaths
  1267. plains – flat land
  1268. planets – larger bodies that orbit a star
  1269. play – to have fun
  1270. plot – mark points on a graph
  1271. ploy – devious action
  1272. pluck – daring
  1273. pluck – pick by pulling off
  1274. plump – chubby
  1275. plutonian – like the underworld
  1276. ply – address someone urgently
  1277. ply – provide insistently
  1278. pneumonia – disease of the lungs
  1279. poacher – one that kills animals illegally
  1280. poem – writing in verse
  1281. poignant – touching
  1282. pointed – definite meaning
  1283. poised – balanced
  1284. politician – person who runs for a political office
  1285. pollen – fine powder from flowers
  1286. pollutant – a poison
  1287. polygon – closed figure with three or more sides
  1288. Polymorphous-Having or occurring in several distinct forms
  1289. pompous – vain or stuck up
  1290. ponderous – unyielding
  1291. pony – small horse
  1292. populated – filled with inhabitants
  1293. populations – certain living things in a certain place
  1294. port – computer connection hardware
  1295. portmanteau – suitcase
  1296. positive number – any number greater than zero
  1297. postcards – cards mailed without an envelope
  1298. pouch – fold of skin like a bag
  1299. poultry – birds raised for food
  1300. pound – 16 ounces
  1301. pounded – hit hard repeatedly
  1302. practice – training by repeating
  1303. pragmatic – practical
  1304. precarious – based on uncertain premises
  1305. precipice – steep cliff
  1306. precipitate – cause to happen
  1307. predicament – situation that is hard to get out of
  1308. presents – gifts
  1309. preserve – maintain
  1310. priest – religious leader
  1311. principal – amount borrowed in a loan
  1312. principal – highest in importance
  1313. printout – document printed on paper
  1314. privileges – special rights
  1315. privy – outhouse
  1316. proceeded – went forward
  1317. produce – to make
  1318. produce – to make
  1319. product – answer to a multiplication problem
  1320. production – process of making something
  1321. production – process of making something
  1322. professional – specially trained
  1323. profound – marked by intellectual depth
  1324. program – plan
  1325. progress – moving forward
  1326. projectile – object thrown or shot
  1327. proofreading – finding mistake or errors in your copy
  1328. propeller – rotating blades
  1329. proper fraction – fraction whose numerator is less than its denominator
  1330. properties – things that can be described about an object
  1331. property – piece of land
  1332. pros – advantages
  1333. prose – anything not poetry
  1334. prospect – possibility
  1335. prospecting – looking for gold
  1336. prosperous – having success
  1337. protect – guard
  1338. protegee – guided by someone
  1339. proton – positive part of atom inside nucleus
  1340. proud – feeling good about yourself
  1341. province – territorial district
  1342. provisions – supplies of food
  1343. prowls – roams quietly
  1344. pseudonym – pen name
  1345. psyche – having to do with the soul
  1346. psychic – supernatural forces
  1347. publicity – bringing something to the public’s attention
  1348. pugnacious – belligerent
  1349. pulsation – rhythmic beating
  1350. punctuality – promptness
  1351. purchase – to buy something
  1352. quadrant – section of the coordinate plane
  1353. quaff – drink heartily
  1354. quality – degree of excellence
  1355. quandary – perplexity
  1356. quarrel – angry dispute
  1357. quarrel – argument
  1358. quart – 2 pints
  1359. quarter – soldier’s housing
  1360. quartet – four musicians who perform together
  1361. quotient – answer to a division problem
  1362. radiate – to send out
  1363. radiation – method of transmitting or spreading something
  1364. rafters – beams that support
  1365. raging – moving with violent force
  1366. rainforest – forest with abundant rainfall
  1367. ramble – to go on and on
  1368. rambles – going on and on
  1369. rampart – defense against attack
  1370. rancor – bitter
  1371. random – determined by chance
  1372. range – chain of mountains
  1373. ransack – messy search
  1374. rant – emotional speech
  1375. rapids – fast moving part of a river
  1376. rapturous – ecstatic
  1377. ratio – comparison of one number to another
  1378. ravage – devastate
  1379. Reverberation – reechoed sound
  1380. real – not imagined
  1381. realistic – showing things as they are
  1382. realized – understood completely
  1383. reboot – restart
  1384. rebuke – to reprimand
  1385. recall – to remember
  1386. recede – move back
  1387. recede – to move away
  1388. reciprocate – to return
  1389. recital – musical performance
  1390. recite – to repeat from memory
  1391. reckon – compute or calculate
  1392. recoil – shrink back
  1393. record – permanent evidence
  1394. recovery – return to being well
  1395. recruit – person who has recently joined
  1396. rectify – to set right
  1397. reef – ridge that lies near the surface of a sea
  1398. refrained – kept from doing something
  1399. refuge – shelter
  1400. regime – government in power
  1401. regress – move backward
  1402. rehabilitate – restore to good health
  1403. reins – controlling
  1404. relatives – people in the same family
  1405. released – set free
  1406. reliability – honoring commitments
  1407. reliable – dependable
  1408. reluctant – holding back
  1409. remarkable – amazing
  1410. remedies – cures
  1411. remember – to keep in memory
  1412. remonstrance – protest
  1413. remorse – torturing sense of guilt
  1414. rendering – drawing
  1415. renew – make new
  1416. rent – money paid for use of property
  1417. repealed – taken back
  1418. repent – feel sorry for
  1419. replied – answered
  1420. represent – acting for someone else
  1421. repugnance – distaste
  1422. reputation – how the public views a person
  1423. request – ask for
  1424. rescue – save from danger
  1425. resemble – to look like
  1426. reservoirs – storage place for liquid
  1427. reside – to live
  1428. residential – used for homes
  1429. resign – give up deliberately
  1430. resist – go against
  1431. resolute – determined
  1432. resolutions – personal goals
  1433. respect – regard highly
  1434. respiration – breathing
  1435. resplendent – splendid
  1436. responsible – being the cause of something
  1437. restoration – act of bringing back
  1438. retaliate – to pay back
  1439. retard – to make slow
  1440. retch – vomit
  1441. retinue – body of assistants
  1442. retreat – withdrawal
  1443. retrospective – contemplating
  1444. revived – returned to life
  1445. revolutionary – radical change
  1446. ridiculous – foolish and comical
  1447. rights – irrevocable freedoms
  1448. rivulets – small streams
  1449. robust – strong
  1450. rodents – animals such as mice
  1451. rodeo – riding and roping contest
  1452. rogue – dishonest person
  1453. role – an assumed character
  1454. rotates – turns in a circle
  1455. rouse – awake
  1456. rout – to cause to flee
  1457. ruckus – noisy disturbance
  1458. rudimentary – basic
  1459. rue – feel regret
  1460. ruse – trick
  1461. ruse – trickery
  1462. ruts – grooves in the ground
  1463. sacrifice – giving up of something
  1464. sagacity – intelligence
  1465. sage – wise and respected person
  1466. salinity – saltiness
  1467. salutary – beneficial
  1468. sanctimonious – self-righteous
  1469. sanction – permit
  1470. sanctuary – protection
  1471. sanguine – color of blood
  1472. sarcastically – in a mocking tone
  1473. satchel – small bag
  1474. satisfied – having no doubts
  1475. savory – tasty
  1476. say – to speak
  1477. scales – series of musical tones
  1478. scanner – device that copies an image
  1479. scare – make afraid
  1480. scenario – rough script
  1481. scenery – stage backgrounds
  1482. scheme – plan in a deceitful way
  1483. school pride – satisfaction in your school’s achievements
  1484. scintillate – reflect brightly
  1485. scoff – express mocking contempt
  1486. score – account
  1487. scour – search extensively
  1488. scratched – scraped
  1489. scroll – to move through text or graphics
  1490. scrutinize – look at very carefully
  1491. scullery – room next to kitchen
  1492. sculpted – carved by an artist
  1493. sea – body of salt water
  1494. season – part of the year
  1495. secure – safe
  1496. seethe – bubble or boil
  1497. seismograph – instrument for measuring earthquake vibrations
  1498. self-control – mastering one’s actions
  1499. self-respect – positive opinion of oneself
  1500. semi-dormant – half asleep
  1501. seminar- conference where specific topic discussed
  1502. sensation – feeling
  1503. sentinel – guard
  1504. serene – calm
  1505. serialize – present one part of a story at a time
  1506. setting – where a story takes place
  1507. settlers – pioneers in a new area
  1508. several – quite a few
  1509. severe – strict
  1510. shadow – area of darkness
  1511. shamming – pretending
  1512. shard – fragment of a brittle substance
  1513. shear – cut wool off a sheep
  1514. sheepish – embarrassed
  1515. shimmer – glimmer
  1516. shinny – to climb
  1517. Shit ( dung)
  1518. shiver – shake
  1519. shoes – coverings for the feet
  1520. short – not long or tall
  1521. shoulder – part of the body below the neck
  1522. shove – push
  1523. shower – brief fall of rain
  1524. shrieked – screamed
  1525. sibling – brother or sister
  1526. sighed – long sad breath
  1527. signature – written name of person
  1528. silhouette – figure seen against a light background
  1529. silly – ridiculous
  1530. silo – storage tower
  1531. simmer – stew gently
  1532. simper smile in a silly manner
  1533. simplify – reduce completely
  1534. sinewy – stringy
  1535. singularly – uniquely
  1536. sinister – wicked
  1537. skeins – loosely coiled yarn
  1538. skeptical – attitude of doubt
  1539. skillets – frying pans
  1540. slather – a great amount
  1541. slender – thin
  1542. slimy – covered with filth
  1543. slog – hit hard
  1544. slough – swamp
  1545. sloughs – places of deep mud
  1546. slowly – not fast
  1547. sly – sneaky or clever
  1548. smite – strike hard
  1549. smoldering – burning and smoking with little flame
  1550. smooth – even and unwrinkled
  1551. smudge – smear or blur
  1552. smuggling – illegally transporting goods
  1553. snare – trap
  1554. soar – fly very high
  1555. soberly – seriously
  1556. soft – not hard
  1557. software – set of programmed instructions
  1558. solemnize – honor or remember
  1559. somberly – sadly
  1560. sometimes – not always
  1561. source – origin
  1562. source – point of origin
  1563. spade – digging tool
  1564. spare – extra
  1565. spare – to keep from harming
  1566. sparkling – gleaming or shining
  1567. spasmodically – abruptly
  1568. special – very important
  1569. spectacle – eye-catching
  1570. spectators – persons watching an event
  1571. specter – ghost
  1572. sponsor – one who supports
  1573. sportsmanship – winning or losing positively
  1574. spread – to stretch out
  1575. sprinkling – spreading or scattering
  1576. sprint – race covering a short distance
  1577. spy – to see without being seen
  1578. square root – any number times itself
  1579. squaw – American Indian woman
  1580. squawk – shrill or harsh sound
  1581. squeeze – press between something
  1582. stage fright – fear of performing
  1583. staid – great dignity
  1584. stalk – approach an stealthily
  1585. start – to begin
  1586. static – radio noises
  1587. stationing – assigning a certain spot
  1588. stealthy – sneaky
  1589. stenography – short hand writing
  1590. stifle – hold back
  1591. stirrups – rings that a horse rider’s feet fit in
  1592. stockade – high, strong fence
  1593. stoic – unemotional
  1594. stomach – where food is digested in the body
  1595. straddle t – o sit with one leg on each side
  1596. stragglers – those lagging behind
  1597. strait – narrow passage of water
  1598. strange – unusual
  1599. stratosphere – atmosphere that contains ozone
  1600. stretching – spreading out
  1601. stringent – severe
  1602. strong – powerful
  1603. struggle – difficult task
  1604. strut – walk proudly
  1605. stubborn – unwilling to change
  1606. stunned – shocked
  1607. stupefy – stun
  1608. sturdy – strong
  1609. style – manner of doing something
  1610. stymie – stump
  1611. suavity – graceful politeness
  1612. subcontinent – large landmass
  1613. subside – sink to a lower level
  1614. substitution – put in place of
  1615. succeed – complete
  1616. success – achievement
  1617. succinct – concise
  1618. succumb – yield
  1619. suffocate – to die from lack of air
  1620. suffocate – to die from not breathing
  1621. sullen – depressed
  1622. sultry – hot
  1623. summoned – being called
  1624. sumptuous – lavish
  1625. sumptuous – splendid
  1626. sunset – time when the sun disappears
  1627. superficial – not deep
  1628. supersede – to make obsolete
  1629. supervise – to watch over
  1630. supply – furnish what is needed
  1631. supply – to give what is needed
  1632. supposition – assumption
  1633. surcease – to come to an end
  1634. sure – positive
  1635. surmount – overcome an obstacle
  1636. surplus – excess amount
  1637. surround – shut in on all sides
  1638. surroundings – place around something
  1639. survival the act of staying alive
  1640. suspense – anxiety
  1641. sustain – support
  1642. swallow – transporting food from the mouth to the stomach
  1643. swamp – low, wet lands
  1644. symbiosis – beneficial relationship
  1645. symbol – something that represents something else
  1646. symphony – long piece of music in four parts
  1647. synthetic – man-made with chemicals
  1648. talent – something someone can do well
  1649. talent – special natural ability
  1650. talking – speaking
  1651. tame – gentle and meek
  1652. taproot – root that grows downward
  1653. tariff – tax on imported goods
  1654. taunt – insult
  1655. taunt – reproach with insults
  1656. taunt – to tease
  1657. taxes – money paid to the government
  1658. teak – tropical wood used in furniture
  1659. technique – special way to do something
  1660. tedious – repetitive
  1661. teeter – to rock
  1662. telescope – instrument that magnifies distant objects
  1663. temple – place of worship
  1664. tempo – speed of music
  1665. tend – to take care of
  1666. termagant – quarrelsome
  1667. terrestrial – of the earth
  1668. territory – land ruled by a nation
  1669. texture – feel of the surface of an object
  1670. their – belonging to them
  1671. theory – explanation backed by testing
  1672. thicket – thick growth of plants
  1673. this – thing being mentioned
  1674. thorn – sharp sticker on a plant
  1675. thought – idea
  1676. threshold – entrance
  1677. throaty – sound uttered low and rasping
  1678. through – into and out of
  1679. thunder – loud noise in a storm
  1680. tide – the rise and fall of the sea level
  1681. timidity – state of shyness
  1682. timorous – fearful
  1683. timorous – timid
  1684. titanium – lightweight metal
  1685. toady – flatterer
  1686. toehold – slight advantage
  1687. tolerance – permitting something
  1688. tolerate – allow
  1689. ton – 2,000 pounds
  1690. tone – quality of sound
  1691. topographic – map that shows the relief of the land
  1692. torpor – state of being inactive
  1693. torrent – very heavy fall of rain
  1694. touch – physical contact
  1695. tough – rugged
  1696. tour – a trip visiting places
  1697. tout – publicize
  1698. trait – characteristic
  1699. trance – dreamlike state
  1700. tranquil – calm
  1701. tranquility – calmness
  1702. tranquility – calmness
  1703. transfixed – motionless
  1704. transient – passing quckly
  1705. transient – passing with time
  1706. transient – temporary
  1707. translation – something changed to another language
  1708. transmission – sending a message
  1709. transparent – allowing light through
  1710. trappings – articles of dress
  1711. trauma – disturbing event
  1712. travesty – humorous imitation
  1713. treason – betraying one’s government
  1714. treaty – agreement
  1715. trees – large, woody plants
  1716. tributary – river that empties into a larger river
  1717. tributary – small stream
  1718. tricky – sly
  1719. trifle – something of little value
  1720. trivial – insignificant
  1721. trojan horse – hidden instructions inside a computer program
  1722. trough – lowest point of a wave
  1723. troupe – company or group
  1724. truce – temporary halt in fighting
  1725. truncate – to shorten
  1726. trunk – long snout
  1727. trustworthy – responsible
  1728. tsunami – destructive tidal wave
  1729. tumbleweeds – dead rolling plants
  1730. tunic – loose cloak
  1731. turbulence – violent atmospheric condition
  1732. turbulent – wildly irregular motion
  1733. turn – to move in a different direction
  1734. tussle – cuffle
  1735. tutorial – program of instruction
  1736. twilight – time immediately after sunset
  1737. typography – appearance of a printed page
  1738. ultimatum – final offer
  1739. umbrella – hand-held canopy
  1740. unable – cannot do
  1741. unanimity – complete agreement
  1742. underground – below the earth ‘s surface
  1743. underground – below the earth’s surface
  1744. undulate – move as if in waves
  1745. unfurled – unfolded
  1746. unhealthy – not well
  1747. universe – everything that exists
  1748. unpack – to take things out
  1749. unprecedented – never before seen
  1750. unraveling – becoming undone
  1751. unscathed – wholly unharmed
  1752. unseen – not visible
  1753. unsociable – unfriendly
  1754. untidy – messy
  1755. untied – not fastened
  1756. upload – to transfer data from a computer
  1757. uproar – noisy confusion
  1758. utensil – implement
  1759. utensils – tools used in cooking
  1760. vacant – not occupied
  1761. vague – not distinct
  1762. valley – low land between hills
  1763. valor – bravery
  1764. vanity – excessive pride
  1765. variable – letter that represents a number
  1766. vaunt – brag about
  1767. vegetation – plant life
  1768. vehemently – violently
  1769. vein – long deposit of underground metal
  1770. velocity – speed
  1771. vendetta – destructive feud
  1772. venture – proceed in face of danger
  1773. verge – border
  1774. vermin – animal pests
  1775. vessels – ships
  1776. vestige – sign
  1777. veterinarian – doctor that takes care of animals
  1778. vetoed – rejected by authority
  1779. vex – trouble
  1780. viable – practicable
  1781. vicar – a parish priest(CHRISTIAN)
  1782. vicinity – near
  1783. victim – someone who is injured
  1784. view – what can be seen
  1785. vigil – determined watchfulness
  1786. vigorous – lively
  1787. village – small town
  1788. vindictive – revengeful
  1789. violated – failed to follow
  1790. virago – quarrelsome woman
  1791. virtue – moral excellence
  1792. visualize – to form a mental picture
  1793. vitality – energetic
  1794. vitiate – weaken
  1795. vivacious – lively
  1796. vivid – lively
  1797. vocal – spoken
  1798. vociferous – crying out loudly
  1799. void – emptiness
  1800. volcano – opening in the Earth
  1801. volume – relative amount
  1802. volunteer person who freely gives time
  1803. voracious – eating a lot
  1804. waders – waterproof boots
  1805. wan – unnaturally pale
  1806. wandering – traveling from place to place
  1807. wane – to become less
  1808. wanted – desired
  1809. waterfall – steep drop from a high place
  1810. wavering – moving back and forth
  1811. way – certain path
  1812. waylay – ambush
  1813. weather – outside conditions
  1814. weave – to interlace
  1815. weaving – winding in and out
  1816. weight – measure of the force
  1817. wetlands – land saturated with water
  1818. whet – sharpen by rubbing
  1819. whimsical – impulsive
  1820. whinnies – horse sound
  1821. whole – complete or entire
  1822. wigwam – Indian tent
  1823. wiles – tricks
  1824. wimple – cloth covering over the head
  1825. wisdom – accumulated learning
  1826. withhold – restrain
  1827. without – not having
  1828. wizened – old
  1829. women – female humans
  1830. wondered c – urious about something
  1831. wondrous – marvelous
  1832. word processing – text data
  1833. word wrap – automatic movement of a word to the next line
  1834. work ethic – positive attitude towards work
  1835. wreak – inflict punishment upon
  1836. wrench – twist or pull
  1837. wrest – obtain by pulling
  1838. wrinkle – crooked fold
  1839. WYSIWYG – word-processing system
  1840. yard – 3 feet
  1841. yawn – expression of tiredness
  1842. yield – amount produced
  1843. yield – produce
  1844. Zing-Oomph-dynamism of personality