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Here we present well-known Barrons GRE wordlist in 20 groups. The original list actually is less than 4000 words. Some new words have been added by GRE test takers in recent years and its size is near to 5000 in some resource. We shrink the list to 4000 as a must-have requirement for GRE preparation. In this wordlist each word has example sentence.


abase: humiliate; lower or depress in rank or esteem
E.g.Defeated, Queen Zenobia was forced to abase herself before the conquering Romans, who made her march in chains before the emperor in the procession celebrating his triumph.

abash: embarrass; make ashamed or uneasy; disconcert
E.g.Her open admiration should not abash him at all.

abate: subside; decrease; become less in amount or intensity
E.g.Rather than leaving immediately, they waited for the storm to abate.

abbreviate: make shorter; reduce to shorter form intended to represent full form, as for word or phrase
E.g.Because we were running out of time, the lecturer had to abbreviate her speech.

abdicate: give up, renounce, abandon, lay down, or withdraw from, as a right or claim
E.g.When Edward VIII did abdicate the British throne to marry the woman he loved, he surprised the entire world.

aberrant: abnormal; markedly different from an accepted norm
E.g.Given the aberrant nature of the data, we doubted the validity of the entire experiment.

abet: aid, usually in doing something wrong; encourage
E.g.She was unwilling to abet him in the swindle he had planned.

abeyance: suspended action; temporary cessation or suspension
E.g.The deal was held in abeyance until her arrival.

abhor: fill with horror and loathing; horrify; hate
E.g.One of the things I abhor is the threat to withhold aid.

abject: being of the most miserable kind; wretched; lacking pride; brought low in condition or status
E.g.On the streets of New York the homeless live in abject poverty, huddling in doorways to find shelter from the wind.

abjure: renounce upon oath; abandon forever
E.g.He will abjure his allegiance to the king.

ablution: washing or cleansing of the body, especially as part of religious rite
E.g.His ablution was accompanied by loud noises that he humorously labeled "Opera in the Bath.".

abnegation: repudiation; self-sacrifice; renouncing your own interests in favor of interests of others
E.g.No act of abnegation was more pronounced than his refusal of any rewards for his discovery.

abode: act of waiting; delay; stay or continuance in a place
E.g.I shall take up my abode in a religious house near Lisle -- a nunnery you would call it; there I shall be quiet and unmolested.

abolish: cancel; put an end to; destroy completely
E.g.In a letter to the British government, the EU has demanded that Britain abolish laws protecting religious freedom rights with regards to "sexual orientation."

abominable: detestable; extremely unpleasant; very bad
E.g.Mary liked John until she learned he was dating Susan; then she called him an abominable young man.

aboriginal: being the first of its kind in a region; primitive; native
E.g.Her studies of the primitive art forms of the aboriginal Indians were widely reported in the scientific journals.

abortive: unsuccessful; failing to accomplish an intended objective; fruitless
E.g.They warmed themselves beside these great hearthfires; they tried their powers in abortive creations, in work laid aside and taken up again with new glow of enthusiasm.atize Beijing peacefully.

abrasive: rubbing away; tending to grind down
E.g.Ash can also cause long-term abrasive damage to planes that could lead to later disasters if not dealt with.

abridge: condense; shorten; reduce length of written text
E.g.Because the publishers felt the public wanted a shorter version of War and Peace, they proceeded to abridge the novel.

abrogate: abolish, do away with, or annul, especially by authority
E.g.He intended to abrogate the decree issued by his predecessor.

abscond: leave quickly and secretly and hide oneself, often to avoid arrest or prosecution
E.g.The teller who did abscond with the bonds went un-captured until someone recognized him from his photograph on "America's Most Wanted.".

absolute: perfect in quality or nature; complete; totally unlimited; certain
E.g.Although the King was an absolute monarch, he did not want to behead his unfaithful wife without certain evidence.

absolve: let off hook; relieve of requirement or obligation
E.g.I absolve you from this responsibility.

abstemious: sparing or moderation in eating and drinking; temperate
E.g.Concerned whether her vegetarian son's abstemious diet provided him with sufficient protein, the worried mother pressed food on him.

abstinence: restraint from eating or drinking; refraining from indulging appetite or desire
E.g.The doctor recommended total abstinence from salted foods.

abstract: theoretical; not concrete; not applied or practical; difficult to understand
E.g.To him, hunger was an abstract concept; he had never missed a meal.

abstruse: obscure; profound; difficult to understand.
E.g.She carries around abstruse works of philosophy, not because she understands them but because she wants her friends to think she does.

abusive: coarsely insulting; physically harmful; characterized by improper or wrongful use
E.g.There has been abusive language on both sides that never want to get agreement from beginning.

abut: border upon; adjoin; touch or end at one end or side; lie adjacent
E.g.Where our estates abut, we must build a fence.

abysmal: bottomless; very profound; limitless; very bad
E.g.She spent hours sitting alone, in abysmal misery, because it seemed to be in plain sight, yet she couldn't define it.

abyss: enormous chasm; vast bottomless pit; any deep, immeasurable space; hell
E.g.Are we to believe that the only thing between us and the abyss is the size of the deficit, and the more the government borrows, the better off we shall be?

academic: related to school; not practical or directly useful; relating to scholarly organization; based on formal education
E.g.The dean's talk about reforming the college admissions system was only an academic discussion.

accede: agree; give consent, often at insistence of another; concede
E.g.The idea that one of the two chief executives should eventually accede to the role, as has happened in the past, would raise fresh doubts about the board's independence.

accelerate: move faster; cause to develop or progress more quickly; occur sooner than expected
E.g.Demand for Taiwanese goods likely will accelerate from the second quarter, as strong Asian demand offsets the effects of a U.S. slowdown.

accessible: easily approached or entered; obtainable; easy to talk to or get along with
E.g.Simon and James will no longer be posting to The Hearing; however, all previous posts will remain accessible here.

accessory: additional object; useful but not essential thing; subordinate or supplementary item
E.g.Another accessory is a tripod, which is needed to prevent camera shake especially when the shutter speed drops below tenth second at a wide angle shot.

acclaim: applaud; announce with great approval
E.g.The NBC sportscasters acclaim every American victory in the Olympics and decried every American defeat.

acclimate: accustom or become accustomed to a new environment or situation; adapt
E.g.One of the difficulties of our present air age is the need of travelers to acclimate themselves to their new and often strange environments.

acclivity: upward slope, as of hill
E.g.The car would not go up the acclivity in high gear.

accolade: award of merit; expression of approval; praise
E.g.In Hollywood, an "Oscar" is the highest accolade.

accommodate: do a favor or service for; provide for; supply with; make suitable; adapt; allow for
E.g.As for the stage in the public auditorium, it can easily be adjusted to accommodate from a full-scale musical production to one by a solo vocalist.

accomplice: partner in crime; associate in wrongdoing
E.g.Because your accomplice is an anonymous stranger, it's safer than asking a friend to participate in your ruse.

accord: settlement or compromise of conflicting opinions; written agreement between two states
E.g.Although the accord is a small step forward, politicians around the world have their work cut out for them.

accost: approach and speak to boldly or aggressively, as with demand or request
E.g.When the two young men wanted to accost me, I was frightened because I thought they were going to attack me.

accretion: growth or increase in size by gradual external addition, fusion, or inclusion
E.g.The accretion of wealth marked the family's rise in power.

accrue: increase, accumulate, or come about as a result of growth; accumulate over time
E.g.The Premier League awards three points for a win and one for a draw, so in a 38-game season the maximum a team can accrue is 114 points.

acerbity: bitterness of speech and temper; sourness or acidness of taste, character, or tone
E.g.The meeting of the United Nations General Assembly was marked with such acerbity that informed sources held out little hope of reaching any useful settlement of the problem.

acetic: having properties of vinegar; sour
E.g.The salad had an exceedingly acetic flavor.

acidulous: slightly sour in taste or in manner; sharp; caustic
E.g.James was unpopular because of his sarcastic and acidulous remarks.

acknowledge: declare to be true or admit; express obligation, thanks
E.g.Although I acknowledge that the Beatles' tunes sound pretty dated today, I still prefer them to the songs my brothers play.

acme: the highest point or level, as of achievement or development; maturity or perfection of animal
E.g.His success in this role marked the acme of his career as an actor.

acne: skin condition, usually of the face, that is common in adolescents, characterized by red pimples, caused by inflammation
E.g.General Hospital, said The root cause of acne is a lipid-rich gland, the sebaceous gland, which sits a few millimetres below the surface of the skin.

acoustics: science of sound; quality that makes a room easy or hard to hear in
E.g.Carnegie Hall is liked by music lovers because of its fine acoustics.

acquiesce: assent; agree without protesting
E.g.Although she appeared to acquiesce to her employer's suggestions, I could tell she had reservations about the changes he wanted made.

acquittal: state of being found or proved not guilty; judgment of not guilty
E.g.His acquittal by the jury surprised those who had thought him guilty.

acrid: unpleasantly sharp or bitter to taste or smell; bitterly pungent
E.g.The air seemed to have different grades of warmth and chill in it; they were passing a farmyard with strong-smelling, acrid from the sour smell of manure.

acrimonious: bitter and sharp in language, tone, or manner
E.g.The candidate attacked his opponent in highly acrimonious terms.

acrophobia: fear of heights; abnormal fear of high places
E.g.A born salesman, he could convince someone with a bad case of acrophobia to sign up for a life membership in a sky-diving club.

actuarial: calculating; pertaining to insurance statistics
E.g.According to recent actuarial tables, life expectancy is greater today than it was a century ago.

actuate: put into motion or action; activate
E.g.I fail to understand what might actuate you to reply to this letter so nastily.

acuity: sharpness; acuteness of vision or perception; keenness
E.g.In time his youthful acuity of vision failed him, and he needed glasses.

acumen: mental keenness; quickness of perception
E.g.However, her team's political acumen is clearly beyond mine, an Ivy League Medical Science Professor and NOT a Political "Science" Professor.

acute: quickly perceptive; keen; having a sharp point or tip; extremely sharp or severe
E.g.Her early writing was grounded in acute observation of the natural world.

adage: wise saying; brief familiar proverb; expression of popular wisdom
E.g.After reflecting on how I felt a year ago during the election itself and how I feel now, I do have to say that the old adage is true: governing is harder than campaigning.

adamant: extremely hard; inflexible; stubbornly unyielding
E.g.Speaker Pelosi came out of that meeting, and she was once again adamant about saying a public option must be in the bill.

adapt: make fit for; change to suit a new purpose
E.g.One way to adapt is to become smaller, generation by generation.

addendum: something added or to be added, especially a supplement to a book
E.g.The date on the bottom of the addendum is April 2007.

addiction: compulsive physiological and psychological need for a substance; being abnormally dependent on something
E.g.No matter what form we find it in, addiction is not fun; drugs, alcohol, overeating, overworking, smoking or sex.

addle: muddle; drive crazy; become confused
E.g.This idiotic plan is confusing enough to addle anyone.

adept: expert at; very skilled; having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude
E.g.Mr. Williams was known as an adept improviser who effortlessly switched between classical, jazz and pop styles.

adhere: stick fast; stick to firmly; be compatible or in accordance with
E.g.That is why the claying is necessary; it makes the grain adhere to the earth, otherwise it would float.

adherent: person who adheres; one who follows or upholds a leader, party, cause
E.g.In the wake of the scandal, John, the senator's one-time adherent, quickly deserted him.

adjacent: adjoining; neighboring; close to; lying near
E.g.Philip's best friend Jason lived only four houses down the block, close but not immediately adjacent.

adjunct: something added on or attached generally nonessential or inferior
E.g.Although I don't absolutely need a second computer, I plan to buy a laptop to serve as an adjunct to my desktop model.

admonish: warn; counsel someone against something to be avoided
E.g.I would again admonish the reader carefully to consider the nature of our doctrine.

adorn: enhance or decorate with or as if with ornaments
E.g.This small icon indicates that the plastic yard sign they adorn is either recyclable.

adroit: skillful and adept under pressing conditions
E.g.I should work in adroit references to this evening's speeches.

adulation: excessive flattery or admiration; unmerited praise
E.g.The rock star thrived on the adulation of his groupies and yes men.

adulterate: make impure by adding inferior or tainted substances
E.g.It is a crime to adulterate foods without informing the buyer.

advent: coming or arrival, especially of something extremely important
E.g.Reasoning by analogy, we can come to no other conclusion, unless their advent is anticipated by the arrival of ready-made colonists from the more advanced earth, like ourselves.

adventitious: accidental; casual; not inherent but added extrinsically
E.g.He found this adventitious meeting with his friend extremely fortunate.

adversary: opponent in contest; someone who offers opposition
E.g.The young wrestler struggled to defeat his adversary.

adverse: in opposing direction; harmful or unfavorable; acting or serving to oppose
E.g.The recession had a highly adverse effect on father's investment portfolio: he lost so much money that he could no longer afford the house.

adversity: state of misfortune, hardship, or affliction; misfortune
E.g.A young boy who's strength in adversity is an inspiration to all who know him.

advocacy: support; active pleading on behalf of something
E.g.No threats could dissuade Bishop Desmond Tutu from his advocacy of the human rights of black South Africans.

advocate: speak, plead, or argue in favour of; plead for; push for something
E.g.The some doctors advocate a smoking ban in the entire house.

aesthetic: elegant or tasteful; of or concerning appreciation of beauty or good taste
E.g.Kenneth Cole, the American designer known for his modern, urban aesthetic, is hawking $35 T-shirts.

affable: easily approachable; warmly friendly
E.g.Accustomed to cold, aloof supervisors, Nicholas was amazed at how affable his new employer was.

affected: speaking or behaving in artificial way; emotionally stirred or moved; infected or attacked
E.g.The other boys laughed so unmercifully at what they termed my affected accent.

affidavit: written statement made under oath
E.g.This is an official affidavit from the court and it is saying that the whole thing was a hoax.

affiliation: partnership; alliance; association in the same family or society
E.g.This affiliation is a way for us to be able to provide our clients with the full spectrum of services and expertise they need.

affinity: natural attraction, liking, or feeling of kinship; relationship by marriage
E.g.She felt an affinity with all who suffered; their pains were her pains.

affirmation: positive assertion; confirmation; solemn pledge by one who refuses to take an oath
E.g.Despite Tom's affirmation of innocence, Aunt Polly still suspected he had eaten the pie.

affliction: cause or condition of pain, suffering, or distress
E.g.Even in the midst of her affliction, Elizabeth tried to keep up the spirits of those around her.

affluence: abundance; a plentiful supply of material goods; wealth
E.g.Foreigners are amazed by the affluence and luxury of the American way of life.

affront: insult; offense; intentional act of disrespect
E.g.When Mrs. Proudie was not seated beside the Archdeacon at the head table, she took it as a personal affront and refused to speak to her hosts for a week.

agenda: items of business at a meeting; list or program of things to be done or considered
E.g.His agenda is certainly different from the President's and the administration's, but we will seek additional opportunities to work together with him.

agglomeration: collection; heap; act or process of gathering into a mass
E.g.It took weeks to assort the agglomeration of miscellaneous items she had collected on her trip.

aggrandize: increase scope of; extend; intensify; make greater in power, influence, stature, or reputation
E.g.The history of the past quarter century illustrates how a President may aggrandize his power to act aggressively in international affairs without considering the wishes of Congress.

aggregate: gather into a mass, sum, or whole; amount to
E.g.Before the Wall Street scandals, dealers managed to aggregate great wealth in short periods of time.

aghast: struck by shock, terror, or amazement
E.g.The film grabs you by the throat so that any feeling of being aghast is contained – and you hold on to that feeling up to the very last scene.

agility: mentally quick; moving quickly and lightly
E.g.The agility of the acrobat amazed and thrilled the audience.

agitate: cause to move with violence or sudden force; upset; disturb
E.g.Since President has now announced that Emergency, the only demand that the lawyers can now agitate is the restoration of the old Supreme Court.

agnostic: one who is skeptical of existence of a god or any ultimate reality
E.g.William's presence by so much as a purr or a claw, and I have noticed that the agnostic is the only creature living who can treat a preacher with so much contempt.

agrarian: pertaining to land or its cultivation; relating to agricultural or rural matters
E.g.The economic relationship between the two nations has expanded during the past decade amid China's economic boom and Argentina's rise in agrarian production.

alacrity: cheerful promptness or willingness; eagerness; speed or quickness
E.g.Phil and Dave were raring to get off to the mountains; they packed up their ski gear and climbed into the van with alacrity.

alchemy: medieval chemistry; magical or mysterious power or process of transforming
E.g.The changing of baser metals into gold was the goal of the students of alchemy in medieval.

alcove: nook; small, recessed section of a room
E.g.In front of centre window in alcove is a small table on which is a parlour lamp, and some newspapers, including the "New York Sun."

alias: assumed name; another name; name that has been assumed temporarily
E.g.Since the alias is already defined in our management pack it should work fine.

alienate: cause to become unfriendly or hostile; transfer property or ownership; isolate or dissociate emotionally
E.g.We could not see what should again alienate us from one another, or how one brother could again oppress another.

alimentary: providing nourishment; concerned with food, nutrition, or digestion
E.g.The alimentary canal in our bodies is so named because digestion of foods occurs there.

alimony: payment by a husband to his divorced wife, or vice versa
E.g.Also, payer and payee can't file joint tax returns in the same year alimony is paid.

allay: calm; pacify; reduce the intensity of; relieve
E.g.The crew tried to allay the fears of the passengers by announcing that the fire had been controlled.

allege: state without proof; assert to be true
E.g.If what Justice Department prosecutors allege is true, the five guards should have to answer for what happened on Sept. 16, 2007.

allegiance: loyalty to a nation, sovereign, or cause; fidelity to any person or thing; devotion
E.g.They didn't want to salute the flag, saying that kind of allegiance is only for God.

allegory: symbolic representation of abstract ideas or principles in narrative, dramatic, or pictorial form
E.g.Pilgrim's Progress is an allegory of the temptations and victories of man's soul.

alleviate: provide physical relief, as from pain; make easier; remove in part
E.g.This should alleviate the pain; if it does not, we shall have to use stronger drugs.

alliteration: repetition of beginning sound in poetry
E.g."The furrow followed free" is an example of alliteration.

allocate: assign; distribute according to plan
E.g.Even though the Red Cross did allocate a large sum for the relief of the sufferers of the disaster, many people perished.

alloy: combine; mix; make less pure; lessen or moderate
E.g.Our concern for Dwight Gooden, who injured his pitching arm in the game, will alloy our delight at the Yankees' victory.

allude: refer casually or indirectly, or by suggestion
E.g.Try not to mention divorce in Jack's presence because he will think you allude to his marital problems with Jill.

allure: attract with something desirable; be highly, often subtly attractive
E.g.Promises of quick profits allure the unwary investor.

aloft: in or into a high place; high or higher up
E.g.It tried to remain aloft, but its flying grew wild and reckless.

altercation: noisy quarrel; contention in words; dispute carried on with heat or anger; controversy
E.g.So loud were their voices raised in altercation that the storm without was scarce heeded.

altruistic: unselfishly generous; concerned for others
E.g.In providing tutorial assistance and college scholarships for hundreds of economically disadvantaged youths, Eugene Lang performed a truly altruistic deed.

amalgamate: combine; unite in one body; mix or alloy a metal with mercury
E.g.The unions will attempt to amalgamate their groups into one national body.

amass: collect; gather for oneself, as for one's pleasure or profit
E.g.The miser's aim is to amass and hoard as much gold as possible.

ambidextrous: capable of using either hand with equal ease
E.g.A switch-hitter in baseball should be naturally ambidextrous.

ambience: particular environment or surrounding influence; atmosphere of environment
E.g.A certain ambience is lost when you choose a tampon over a cocktail glass at a party.

ambiguous: unclear or doubtful in meaning
E.g.His ambiguous instructions misled us; we did not know which road to take.

ambivalence: state of having contradictory or conflicting emotional attitudes, such as love and hate
E.g.Torn between loving her parents one minute and hating them the next, she was confused by the ambivalence of her feelings.

amble: moving at an easy pace; walk slowly or leisurely
E.g.When she first mounted the horse, she was afraid to urge the animal to go faster than a gentle amble.

ambrosia: something with delicious flavor or fragrance; fruit dessert made of oranges and bananas with shredded coconut
E.g.Hughes got a taste of that ambrosia, and he'll never forget the satisfaction it brings.

ambulatory: able to walk; formed or adapted for walking; not stationary
E.g.Juan was a highly ambulatory patient; not only did he refuse to be confined to bed, but he insisted on riding his skateboard up and down the halls.

ambush: disposition or arrangement of troops for attacking an enemy unexpectedly from a concealed station
E.g.They separated into three hostile tribes, and darted upon each other from ambush with dreadful war-whoops, and killed each other by thousands.

ameliorate: make or become better; improve; grow better
E.g.Many social workers have attempted to ameliorate the conditions of people living in the slums.

amenable: responsive to advice or suggestion; responsible to higher authority; willing to comply with; agreeable
E.g.He was amenable to any suggestions that came from those he looked up to.

amend: change for the better; improve; remove faults or errors
E.g.Would McCain amend executive orders to ensure that communications between persons outside government and White House staff are disclosed to the public?

amenities: convenient features; courtesies
E.g.In addition to the customary amenities for the business traveler-fax machines, modems, a health club-the hotel offers the services of a butler versed in the social courtesies.

amiable: good-natured and likable; lovable; warmly friendly
E.g.In Little Women, Beth is the amiable daughter whose loving disposition endears her to all who know her.

amicable: exhibiting friendliness or goodwill; not quarrelsome
E.g.Beth's sister Jo is the hot-tempered tomboy who has a hard time maintaining amicable relations with those around her.

amiss: out of proper order; not in perfect shape; faulty
E.g.I knew that weapons would not come in amiss, and I re-entered his room to get his rifle and shot-gun.

amity: friendship; peaceful relations, as between nations
E.g.Student exchange programs such as the Experiment in International Living were established to promote international amity.

amnesia: partial or total loss of memory, usually resulting from shock or illness
E.g.Selective amnesia is a politically valuable trait.

amnesty: general pardon granted by government, especially for political offenses
E.g.If the amnesty is approved by parliament, it will apply to capital stashed in off-shore tax havens up to the end of last year.

amoral: lacking moral sensibility; not caring about right and wrong.
E.g.Compared with evil immorality, being amoral is more like being naughty.

amorous: moved by sexual love; loving
E.g."Love them and leave them" was the motto of the amorous Don Juan.

amorphous: formless; lacking shape or definition
E.g.As soon as we have decided on our itinerary, we shall send you a copy; right now, our plans are still amorphous.

amphibian: able to live both on land and in water
E.g.Frogs are classified as amphibian.

amphitheater: oval building with tiers of seats from central open space or arena
E.g.The spectators in the amphitheater cheered the gladiators.

ample: more than enough in size or scope or capacity; fairly large
E.g.They insist that food are being provided to the Palestinians in ample supplies, and that the only way to weaken Hamas is to maintain the blockade.

amputate: cut off part of body, especially by surgery; prune
E.g.When the doctors had to amputate the young man's leg to prevent the spread of cancer, he did not let the loss of a limb keep him from participating in sports.

amulet: object worn, especially around neck, as a charm against evil or injury; charm
E.g.In Thailand, the Jatukam Ramathep amulet is popular with everyone from Bangkok bankers to village taxi drivers.

analgesic: serving to reduce sensibility to pain without loss of consciousness
E.g.The analgesic qualities of this lotion will provide temporary relief.

analogous: comparable; similar or alike
E.g.She called our attention to the things that had been done in an analogous situation and recommended that we do the same.

analogy: similarity in some respects; comparison based on similarity
E.g.This analogy is almost always noted without further comment, although in fact it may be taken further.

anarchist: person who seeks to overturn established government; advocate of abolishing authority
E.g.Denying she was an anarchist, Katya maintained she wished only to make changes in our government, not to destroy it entirely.

anarchy: absence of governing body; state of disorder; political disorder and confusion
E.g.One might say that eastern Congo is already in anarchy, but Congo has faded from the headlines in recent months.

anathema: solemn curse; someone or something regarded as a curse
E.g.To the Ayatolla, America and the West were anathema; he loathed the democratic nations, cursing them in his dying words.

ancestry: family descent; series or line of ancestors; lineage
E.g.David can trace his ancestry as far back as the seventeenth century, when one of them was a court trumpeter somewhere in Germany.

anchor: secure or fasten firmly; be fixed in place; narrate or coordinate
E.g.We set the post in concrete to anchor it in place.

ancillary: serving as aid or accessory; auxiliary
E.g.In an ancillary capacity, Doctor Watson was helpful; however, Holmes could not trust the good doctor to solve a perplexing case on his own.

anecdote: short account of amusing or interesting event; short narrative; secret story of history or biography
E.g.Of all the millions who are moved by this historic occasion, while I am amongst these, my anecdote is and would be far less remarkable.

anemia: condition in which blood lacks red corpuscles; deficiency of red blood cells; lack of vitality
E.g.Long standing illnesses often result in anemia, loss of weight and occasional bleeding from the stomach.

anesthetic: substance that causes loss of sensation; producing temporary loss or impairment of feeling
E.g.His monotonous voice acted like an anesthetic; his audience was soon asleep.

anguish: agonizing physical or mental pain; extreme suffering
E.g.Visiting the site of the explosion, the governor wept to see the anguish of the victims and their families.

angular: sharp-cornered; consisting of an angle or angles; stiff in manner
E.g.Mr. Spock's features, though angular, were curiously attractive, in a Vulcan way.

animated: having life or vigor or spirit; filled with activity; in form of cartoon
E.g.On entering his room I found Holmes in animated conversation with two men.

animosity: bitter hostility; active hatred; hostile feeling or act
E.g.I've worked for Bill Clinton for years, and Bill Clinton, another Democrat who pushed socially responsible programs, got a lot of animosity from the right.

animus: feeling of enmity or ill will; attitude that informs one's actions; disposition
E.g.The animus of the speaker became obvious to all when he began to indulge in sarcastic and insulting remarks.

annals: chronological record of the events of successive years
E.g.In the annals of this period, we find no mention of democratic movements.

annex: append or attach; take possession of; incorporate into an existing political unit
E.g.Mexico objected to the United States' attempts to annex the territory that later became the state of Texas.

annihilate: destroy completely; reduce to nonexistence
E.g.The enemy in its revenge tried to annihilate the entire population.

annotate: comment; make explanatory notes
E.g.In the appendix to the novel, the editor sought to annotate many of the author's more esoteric references.

annuity: annual payment of allowance or income; periodical payment, amounting to a fixed sum in each year
E.g.The annuity he setup with the insurance company supplements his social security benefits so that he can live very comfortably without working.

annul: make or declare void or invalid; reduce to nothing
E.g.The parents of the eloped couple tried to annul the marriage.

anodyne: source of relaxation or comfort; medicine that relieves pain
E.g.The sound of classical music is usually just anodyne I need after a tough day at work.

anoint: apply oil or similar substance to; put oil on during religious ceremony as a sign of sanctification or consecration.
E.g.He described how the prophet Samuel to anoint David with oil, crown him king of Israel.

anomalous: deviating from normal or common order, form, or rule
E.g.He was placed in the anomalous position of seeming to approve procedures which he despised.

anomaly: irregularity; person or something that is unusual; departure from normal or common order
E.g.No doubt, this anomaly is the result of the uncertain international environment and high interest rates.

anonymity: state of being nameless; one that is unknown or unacknowledged
E.g.In my view, death in anonymity is the ultimate insult to human dignity.

antagonism: active resistance; condition of being an opposing principle, force, or factor
E.g.Barry showed his antagonism toward his new stepmother by ignoring her whenever she tried talking to him.

antecede: precede; go before in time, and sometimes in place, rank, or logical order
E.g.The invention of the radiotelegraph should antecede the development of television by a quarter of a century.

antecedents: preceding events or circumstances that influence what comes later; ancestors or early background
E.g.Smuggled out of Germany and adopted by a Christian family, she knew nothing of her birth and antecedents until she was reunited with her family in 1989.

antediluvian: antiquated; extremely old and ancient; belonging to very ancient times
E.g.Looking at his great aunt's antique furniture, which must have been cluttering up her attic since the time of Noah's flood, the young heir exclaimed, "Heavens! How positively antediluvian!".

anthem: song of praise or patriotism; song of devotion or loyalty
E.g.Let us now all join in singing the national anthem.

anthology: book of literary selections by various authors
E.g.This anthology of science fiction was compiled by the late Isaac Asimov.

anthropoid: manlike; resembling a human, especially in shape or outward appearance
E.g.The gorilla is the strongest of the anthropoid animals.

anthropologist: one who studies history and science of mankind
E.g.Eighty-three years ago, an anthropologist from the Field Museum dug up the remains of 22 people from marked graves in Labrador, Canada.

anthropomorphic: having human form or characteristics
E.g.Primitive religions often have deities with anthropomorphic characteristics.

anticlimax: letdown in thought or emotion; decline viewed in disappointing contrast with previous rise
E.g.After the fine performance in the first act, the rest of the play was an anticlimax.

antidote: medicine to counteract a poison or disease; agent that relieves or counteracts
E.g.They believe that because this anti-heroin antidote is what finally worked with some of the victims.

antipathy: strong feeling of aversion; dislike
E.g.Tom's extreme antipathy for disputes keeps him from getting into arguments with his temperamental wife.

antiquated: too old to be fashionable, suitable, or useful; obsolete; aged
E.g.We are tolerably conversant with the early English poets; and can discover no resemblance whatever, except in antiquated spelling and a few obsolete words.

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perfect in quality or nature; complete; totally unlimited; certain
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person who seeks to overturn established government; advocate of abolishing authority
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stick fast; stick to firmly; be compatible or in accordance with
affiliation
Exercise
short account of amusing or interesting event; short narrative; secret story of history or biography
Exercise
partnership; alliance; association in the same family or society
Exercise
lacking moral sensibility; not caring about right and wrong.
Exercise
too old to be fashionable, suitable, or useful; obsolete; aged
affinity
Exercise
irregularity; person or something that is unusual; departure from normal or common order
Exercise
compulsive physiological and psychological need for a substance; being abnormally dependent on something
Exercise
cheerful promptness or willingness; eagerness; speed or quickness
Exercise
natural attraction, liking, or feeling of kinship; relationship by marriage
affirmation
Exercise
one who studies history and science of mankind
Exercise
enormous chasm; vast bottomless pit; any deep, immeasurable space; hell
Exercise
positive assertion; confirmation; solemn pledge by one who refuses to take an oath
Exercise
condense; shorten; reduce length of written text
affliction
Exercise
detestable; extremely unpleasant; very bad
Exercise
change for the better; improve; remove faults or errors
Exercise
agonizing physical or mental pain; extreme suffering
Exercise
cause or condition of pain, suffering, or distress
affluence
Exercise
source of relaxation or comfort; medicine that relieves pain
Exercise
manlike; resembling a human, especially in shape or outward appearance
Exercise
abundance; a plentiful supply of material goods; wealth
Exercise
detestable; extremely unpleasant; very bad
affront
Exercise
particular environment or surrounding influence; atmosphere of environment
Exercise
chronological record of the events of successive years
Exercise
insult; offense; intentional act of disrespect
Exercise
make impure by adding inferior or tainted substances
agenda
Exercise
state of having contradictory or conflicting emotional attitudes, such as love and hate
Exercise
repetition of beginning sound in poetry
Exercise
opponent in contest; someone who offers opposition
Exercise
items of business at a meeting; list or program of things to be done or considered
agglomeration
Exercise
settlement or compromise of conflicting opinions; written agreement between two states
Exercise
object worn, especially around neck, as a charm against evil or injury; charm
Exercise
collection; heap; act or process of gathering into a mass
Exercise
items of business at a meeting; list or program of things to be done or considered
aggrandize
Exercise
increase scope of; extend; intensify; make greater in power, influence, stature, or reputation
Exercise
speak, plead, or argue in favour of; plead for; push for something
Exercise
family descent; series or line of ancestors; lineage
Exercise
capable of using either hand with equal ease
aggregate
Exercise
move faster; cause to develop or progress more quickly; occur sooner than expected
Exercise
sharpness; acuteness of vision or perception; keenness
Exercise
gather into a mass, sum, or whole; amount to
Exercise
embarrass; make ashamed or uneasy; disconcert
aghast
Exercise
something with delicious flavor or fragrance; fruit dessert made of oranges and bananas with shredded coconut
Exercise
repetition of beginning sound in poetry
Exercise
secure or fasten firmly; be fixed in place; narrate or coordinate
Exercise
struck by shock, terror, or amazement
agility
Exercise
state of being nameless; one that is unknown or unacknowledged
Exercise
state of having contradictory or conflicting emotional attitudes, such as love and hate
Exercise
preceding events or circumstances that influence what comes later; ancestors or early background
Exercise
mentally quick; moving quickly and lightly
agitate
Exercise
cause to move with violence or sudden force; upset; disturb
Exercise
slightly sour in taste or in manner; sharp; caustic
Exercise
one who is skeptical of existence of a god or any ultimate reality
Exercise
support; active pleading on behalf of something
agnostic
Exercise
one who is skeptical of existence of a god or any ultimate reality
Exercise
put into motion or action; activate
Exercise
wise saying; brief familiar proverb; expression of popular wisdom
Exercise
state without proof; assert to be true
agrarian
Exercise
perfect in quality or nature; complete; totally unlimited; certain
Exercise
responsive to advice or suggestion; responsible to higher authority; willing to comply with; agreeable
Exercise
warn; counsel someone against something to be avoided
Exercise
pertaining to land or its cultivation; relating to agricultural or rural matters
alacrity
Exercise
quickly perceptive; keen; having a sharp point or tip; extremely sharp or severe
Exercise
cheerful promptness or willingness; eagerness; speed or quickness
Exercise
stick fast; stick to firmly; be compatible or in accordance with
Exercise
medicine to counteract a poison or disease; agent that relieves or counteracts
alchemy
Exercise
combine; mix; make less pure; lessen or moderate
Exercise
symbolic representation of abstract ideas or principles in narrative, dramatic, or pictorial form
Exercise
having human form or characteristics
Exercise
medieval chemistry; magical or mysterious power or process of transforming
alcove
Exercise
nook; small, recessed section of a room
Exercise
comparable; similar or alike
Exercise
append or attach; take possession of; incorporate into an existing political unit
Exercise
assent; agree without protesting
alias
Exercise
calm; pacify; reduce the intensity of; relieve
Exercise
make shorter; reduce to shorter form intended to represent full form, as for word or phrase
Exercise
unselfishly generous; concerned for others
Exercise
assumed name; another name; name that has been assumed temporarily
alienate
Exercise
additional object; useful but not essential thing; subordinate or supplementary item
Exercise
adjoining; neighboring; close to; lying near
Exercise
calm; pacify; reduce the intensity of; relieve
Exercise
cause to become unfriendly or hostile; transfer property or ownership; isolate or dissociate emotionally
alimentary
Exercise
sparing or moderation in eating and drinking; temperate
Exercise
speaking or behaving in artificial way; emotionally stirred or moved; infected or attacked
Exercise
providing nourishment; concerned with food, nutrition, or digestion
Exercise
calculating; pertaining to insurance statistics
alimony
Exercise
repudiation; self-sacrifice; renouncing your own interests in favor of interests of others
Exercise
detestable; extremely unpleasant; very bad
Exercise
theoretical; not concrete; not applied or practical; difficult to understand
Exercise
payment by a husband to his divorced wife, or vice versa
allay
Exercise
attract with something desirable; be highly, often subtly attractive
Exercise
capable of using either hand with equal ease
Exercise
calm; pacify; reduce the intensity of; relieve
Exercise
detestable; extremely unpleasant; very bad
allege
Exercise
unselfishly generous; concerned for others
Exercise
settlement or compromise of conflicting opinions; written agreement between two states
Exercise
state without proof; assert to be true
Exercise
muddle; drive crazy; become confused
allegiance
Exercise
able to live both on land and in water
Exercise
make or become better; improve; grow better
Exercise
loyalty to a nation, sovereign, or cause; fidelity to any person or thing; devotion
Exercise
extremely hard; inflexible; stubbornly unyielding
allegory
Exercise
object worn, especially around neck, as a charm against evil or injury; charm
Exercise
disposition or arrangement of troops for attacking an enemy unexpectedly from a concealed station
Exercise
washing or cleansing of the body, especially as part of religious rite
Exercise
symbolic representation of abstract ideas or principles in narrative, dramatic, or pictorial form
alleviate
Exercise
able to walk; formed or adapted for walking; not stationary
Exercise
state of being nameless; one that is unknown or unacknowledged
Exercise
annual payment of allowance or income; periodical payment, amounting to a fixed sum in each year
Exercise
provide physical relief, as from pain; make easier; remove in part
alliteration
Exercise
combine; unite in one body; mix or alloy a metal with mercury
Exercise
repetition of beginning sound in poetry
Exercise
feeling of enmity or ill will; attitude that informs one's actions; disposition
Exercise
calculating; pertaining to insurance statistics
allocate
Exercise
assign; distribute according to plan
Exercise
upward slope, as of hill
Exercise
partnership; alliance; association in the same family or society
Exercise
active resistance; condition of being an opposing principle, force, or factor
alloy
Exercise
in opposing direction; harmful or unfavorable; acting or serving to oppose
Exercise
combine; mix; make less pure; lessen or moderate
Exercise
renounce upon oath; abandon forever
Exercise
give up, renounce, abandon, lay down, or withdraw from, as a right or claim
allude
Exercise
preceding events or circumstances that influence what comes later; ancestors or early background
Exercise
having life or vigor or spirit; filled with activity; in form of cartoon
Exercise
refer casually or indirectly, or by suggestion
Exercise
items of business at a meeting; list or program of things to be done or considered
allure
Exercise
having life or vigor or spirit; filled with activity; in form of cartoon
Exercise
elegant or tasteful; of or concerning appreciation of beauty or good taste
Exercise
lacking moral sensibility; not caring about right and wrong.
Exercise
attract with something desirable; be highly, often subtly attractive
aloft
Exercise
object worn, especially around neck, as a charm against evil or injury; charm
Exercise
append or attach; take possession of; incorporate into an existing political unit
Exercise
in or into a high place; high or higher up
Exercise
having life or vigor or spirit; filled with activity; in form of cartoon
altercation
Exercise
noisy quarrel; contention in words; dispute carried on with heat or anger; controversy
Exercise
skillful and adept under pressing conditions
Exercise
collection; heap; act or process of gathering into a mass
Exercise
additional object; useful but not essential thing; subordinate or supplementary item
altruistic
Exercise
friendship; peaceful relations, as between nations
Exercise
unselfishly generous; concerned for others
Exercise
mental keenness; quickness of perception
Exercise
active resistance; condition of being an opposing principle, force, or factor
amalgamate
Exercise
combine; unite in one body; mix or alloy a metal with mercury
Exercise
coarsely insulting; physically harmful; characterized by improper or wrongful use
Exercise
providing nourishment; concerned with food, nutrition, or digestion
Exercise
embarrass; make ashamed or uneasy; disconcert
amass
Exercise
collect; gather for oneself, as for one's pleasure or profit
Exercise
make fit for; change to suit a new purpose
Exercise
cause to become unfriendly or hostile; transfer property or ownership; isolate or dissociate emotionally
Exercise
short account of amusing or interesting event; short narrative; secret story of history or biography
ambidextrous
Exercise
capable of using either hand with equal ease
Exercise
bitter hostility; active hatred; hostile feeling or act
Exercise
source of relaxation or comfort; medicine that relieves pain
Exercise
something added or to be added, especially a supplement to a book
ambience
Exercise
gather into a mass, sum, or whole; amount to
Exercise
assumed name; another name; name that has been assumed temporarily
Exercise
append or attach; take possession of; incorporate into an existing political unit
Exercise
particular environment or surrounding influence; atmosphere of environment
ambiguous
Exercise
nook; small, recessed section of a room
Exercise
unclear or doubtful in meaning
Exercise
additional object; useful but not essential thing; subordinate or supplementary item
Exercise
subside; decrease; become less in amount or intensity
ambivalence
Exercise
bottomless; very profound; limitless; very bad
Exercise
append or attach; take possession of; incorporate into an existing political unit
Exercise
make shorter; reduce to shorter form intended to represent full form, as for word or phrase
Exercise
state of having contradictory or conflicting emotional attitudes, such as love and hate
amble
Exercise
moving at an easy pace; walk slowly or leisurely
Exercise
additional object; useful but not essential thing; subordinate or supplementary item
Exercise
unselfishly generous; concerned for others
Exercise
unclear or doubtful in meaning
ambrosia
Exercise
assign; distribute according to plan
Exercise
strong feeling of aversion; dislike
Exercise
something with delicious flavor or fragrance; fruit dessert made of oranges and bananas with shredded coconut
Exercise
being of the most miserable kind; wretched; lacking pride; brought low in condition or status
ambulatory
Exercise
able to walk; formed or adapted for walking; not stationary
Exercise
provide physical relief, as from pain; make easier; remove in part
Exercise
items of business at a meeting; list or program of things to be done or considered
Exercise
compulsive physiological and psychological need for a substance; being abnormally dependent on something
ambush
Exercise
leave quickly and secretly and hide oneself, often to avoid arrest or prosecution
Exercise
disposition or arrangement of troops for attacking an enemy unexpectedly from a concealed station
Exercise
detestable; extremely unpleasant; very bad
Exercise
approach and speak to boldly or aggressively, as with demand or request
ameliorate
Exercise
song of praise or patriotism; song of devotion or loyalty
Exercise
make fit for; change to suit a new purpose
Exercise
related to school; not practical or directly useful; relating to scholarly organization; based on formal education
Exercise
make or become better; improve; grow better
amenable
Exercise
responsive to advice or suggestion; responsible to higher authority; willing to comply with; agreeable
Exercise
sharp-cornered; consisting of an angle or angles; stiff in manner
Exercise
partner in crime; associate in wrongdoing
Exercise
letdown in thought or emotion; decline viewed in disappointing contrast with previous rise
amend
Exercise
change for the better; improve; remove faults or errors
Exercise
items of business at a meeting; list or program of things to be done or considered
Exercise
sharpness; acuteness of vision or perception; keenness
Exercise
warn; counsel someone against something to be avoided
amenities
Exercise
serving as aid or accessory; auxiliary
Exercise
abnormal; markedly different from an accepted norm
Exercise
moved by sexual love; loving
Exercise
convenient features; courtesies
amiable
Exercise
annual payment of allowance or income; periodical payment, amounting to a fixed sum in each year
Exercise
accustom or become accustomed to a new environment or situation; adapt
Exercise
elegant or tasteful; of or concerning appreciation of beauty or good taste
Exercise
good-natured and likable; lovable; warmly friendly
amicable
Exercise
unclear or doubtful in meaning
Exercise
accidental; casual; not inherent but added extrinsically
Exercise
exhibiting friendliness or goodwill; not quarrelsome
Exercise
state of misfortune, hardship, or affliction; misfortune
amiss
Exercise
out of proper order; not in perfect shape; faulty
Exercise
provide physical relief, as from pain; make easier; remove in part
Exercise
act of waiting; delay; stay or continuance in a place
Exercise
good-natured and likable; lovable; warmly friendly
amity
Exercise
friendship; peaceful relations, as between nations
Exercise
elegant or tasteful; of or concerning appreciation of beauty or good taste
Exercise
oval building with tiers of seats from central open space or arena
Exercise
opponent in contest; someone who offers opposition
amnesia
Exercise
good-natured and likable; lovable; warmly friendly
Exercise
border upon; adjoin; touch or end at one end or side; lie adjacent
Exercise
something added or to be added, especially a supplement to a book
Exercise
partial or total loss of memory, usually resulting from shock or illness
amnesty
Exercise
increase, accumulate, or come about as a result of growth; accumulate over time
Exercise
partnership; alliance; association in the same family or society
Exercise
general pardon granted by government, especially for political offenses
Exercise
accidental; casual; not inherent but added extrinsically
amoral
Exercise
partnership; alliance; association in the same family or society
Exercise
secure or fasten firmly; be fixed in place; narrate or coordinate
Exercise
one who studies history and science of mankind
Exercise
lacking moral sensibility; not caring about right and wrong.
amorous
Exercise
subside; decrease; become less in amount or intensity
Exercise
moved by sexual love; loving
Exercise
calculating; pertaining to insurance statistics
Exercise
sparing or moderation in eating and drinking; temperate
amorphous
Exercise
increase scope of; extend; intensify; make greater in power, influence, stature, or reputation
Exercise
one who is skeptical of existence of a god or any ultimate reality
Exercise
comparable; similar or alike
Exercise
formless; lacking shape or definition
amphibian
Exercise
able to live both on land and in water
Exercise
being the first of its kind in a region; primitive; native
Exercise
cause to move with violence or sudden force; upset; disturb
Exercise
slightly sour in taste or in manner; sharp; caustic
amphitheater
Exercise
let off hook; relieve of requirement or obligation
Exercise
object worn, especially around neck, as a charm against evil or injury; charm
Exercise
fill with horror and loathing; horrify; hate
Exercise
oval building with tiers of seats from central open space or arena
ample
Exercise
serving as aid or accessory; auxiliary
Exercise
more than enough in size or scope or capacity; fairly large
Exercise
rubbing away; tending to grind down
Exercise
substance that causes loss of sensation; producing temporary loss or impairment of feeling
amputate
Exercise
symbolic representation of abstract ideas or principles in narrative, dramatic, or pictorial form
Exercise
cut off part of body, especially by surgery; prune
Exercise
person who seeks to overturn established government; advocate of abolishing authority
Exercise
skillful and adept under pressing conditions
amulet
Exercise
object worn, especially around neck, as a charm against evil or injury; charm
Exercise
particular environment or surrounding influence; atmosphere of environment
Exercise
serving to reduce sensibility to pain without loss of consciousness
Exercise
declare to be true or admit; express obligation, thanks
analgesic
Exercise
precede; go before in time, and sometimes in place, rank, or logical order
Exercise
having life or vigor or spirit; filled with activity; in form of cartoon
Exercise
act of waiting; delay; stay or continuance in a place
Exercise
serving to reduce sensibility to pain without loss of consciousness
analogous
Exercise
move faster; cause to develop or progress more quickly; occur sooner than expected
Exercise
speak, plead, or argue in favour of; plead for; push for something
Exercise
comparable; similar or alike
Exercise
embarrass; make ashamed or uneasy; disconcert
analogy
Exercise
similarity in some respects; comparison based on similarity
Exercise
collect; gather for oneself, as for one's pleasure or profit
Exercise
let off hook; relieve of requirement or obligation
Exercise
extremely hard; inflexible; stubbornly unyielding
anarchist
Exercise
person who seeks to overturn established government; advocate of abolishing authority
Exercise
one who is skeptical of existence of a god or any ultimate reality
Exercise
calculating; pertaining to insurance statistics
Exercise
cut off part of body, especially by surgery; prune
anarchy
Exercise
pertaining to land or its cultivation; relating to agricultural or rural matters
Exercise
collect; gather for oneself, as for one's pleasure or profit
Exercise
agree; give consent, often at insistence of another; concede
Exercise
absence of governing body; state of disorder; political disorder and confusion
anathema
Exercise
muddle; drive crazy; become confused
Exercise
oval building with tiers of seats from central open space or arena
Exercise
positive assertion; confirmation; solemn pledge by one who refuses to take an oath
Exercise
solemn curse; someone or something regarded as a curse
ancestry
Exercise
symbolic representation of abstract ideas or principles in narrative, dramatic, or pictorial form
Exercise
calculating; pertaining to insurance statistics
Exercise
family descent; series or line of ancestors; lineage
Exercise
condition in which blood lacks red corpuscles; deficiency of red blood cells; lack of vitality
anchor
Exercise
easily approachable; warmly friendly
Exercise
accidental; casual; not inherent but added extrinsically
Exercise
cancel; put an end to; destroy completely
Exercise
secure or fasten firmly; be fixed in place; narrate or coordinate
ancillary
Exercise
agonizing physical or mental pain; extreme suffering
Exercise
expert at; very skilled; having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude
Exercise
serving as aid or accessory; auxiliary
Exercise
the highest point or level, as of achievement or development; maturity or perfection of animal
anecdote
Exercise
in opposing direction; harmful or unfavorable; acting or serving to oppose
Exercise
short account of amusing or interesting event; short narrative; secret story of history or biography
Exercise
object worn, especially around neck, as a charm against evil or injury; charm
Exercise
subside; decrease; become less in amount or intensity
anemia
Exercise
having human form or characteristics
Exercise
warn; counsel someone against something to be avoided
Exercise
condition in which blood lacks red corpuscles; deficiency of red blood cells; lack of vitality
Exercise
declare to be true or admit; express obligation, thanks
anesthetic
Exercise
cause to move with violence or sudden force; upset; disturb
Exercise
pertaining to land or its cultivation; relating to agricultural or rural matters
Exercise
substance that causes loss of sensation; producing temporary loss or impairment of feeling
Exercise
wise saying; brief familiar proverb; expression of popular wisdom
anguish
Exercise
let off hook; relieve of requirement or obligation
Exercise
responsive to advice or suggestion; responsible to higher authority; willing to comply with; agreeable
Exercise
short account of amusing or interesting event; short narrative; secret story of history or biography
Exercise
agonizing physical or mental pain; extreme suffering
angular
Exercise
suspended action; temporary cessation or suspension
Exercise
slightly sour in taste or in manner; sharp; caustic
Exercise
written statement made under oath
Exercise
sharp-cornered; consisting of an angle or angles; stiff in manner
animated
Exercise
short account of amusing or interesting event; short narrative; secret story of history or biography
Exercise
lacking moral sensibility; not caring about right and wrong.
Exercise
out of proper order; not in perfect shape; faulty
Exercise
having life or vigor or spirit; filled with activity; in form of cartoon
animosity
Exercise
secure or fasten firmly; be fixed in place; narrate or coordinate
Exercise
bitter hostility; active hatred; hostile feeling or act
Exercise
enormous chasm; vast bottomless pit; any deep, immeasurable space; hell
Exercise
speaking or behaving in artificial way; emotionally stirred or moved; infected or attacked
animus
Exercise
append or attach; take possession of; incorporate into an existing political unit
Exercise
feeling of enmity or ill will; attitude that informs one's actions; disposition
Exercise
rubbing away; tending to grind down
Exercise
bitter hostility; active hatred; hostile feeling or act
annals
Exercise
wise saying; brief familiar proverb; expression of popular wisdom
Exercise
bitter and sharp in language, tone, or manner
Exercise
chronological record of the events of successive years
Exercise
enormous chasm; vast bottomless pit; any deep, immeasurable space; hell
annex
Exercise
symbolic representation of abstract ideas or principles in narrative, dramatic, or pictorial form
Exercise
speaking or behaving in artificial way; emotionally stirred or moved; infected or attacked
Exercise
something added on or attached generally nonessential or inferior
Exercise
append or attach; take possession of; incorporate into an existing political unit
annihilate
Exercise
destroy completely; reduce to nonexistence
Exercise
partnership; alliance; association in the same family or society
Exercise
annual payment of allowance or income; periodical payment, amounting to a fixed sum in each year
Exercise
collection; heap; act or process of gathering into a mass
annotate
Exercise
comment; make explanatory notes
Exercise
bottomless; very profound; limitless; very bad
Exercise
renounce upon oath; abandon forever
Exercise
let off hook; relieve of requirement or obligation
annuity
Exercise
out of proper order; not in perfect shape; faulty
Exercise
bitter hostility; active hatred; hostile feeling or act
Exercise
annual payment of allowance or income; periodical payment, amounting to a fixed sum in each year
Exercise
partnership; alliance; association in the same family or society
annul
Exercise
cheerful promptness or willingness; eagerness; speed or quickness
Exercise
perfect in quality or nature; complete; totally unlimited; certain
Exercise
make or declare void or invalid; reduce to nothing
Exercise
capable of using either hand with equal ease
anodyne
Exercise
source of relaxation or comfort; medicine that relieves pain
Exercise
object worn, especially around neck, as a charm against evil or injury; charm
Exercise
repudiation; self-sacrifice; renouncing your own interests in favor of interests of others
Exercise
cause to become unfriendly or hostile; transfer property or ownership; isolate or dissociate emotionally
anoint
Exercise
quickly perceptive; keen; having a sharp point or tip; extremely sharp or severe
Exercise
apply oil or similar substance to; put oil on during religious ceremony as a sign of sanctification or consecration.
Exercise
make impure by adding inferior or tainted substances
Exercise
accustom or become accustomed to a new environment or situation; adapt
anomalous
Exercise
easily approached or entered; obtainable; easy to talk to or get along with
Exercise
deviating from normal or common order, form, or rule
Exercise
subside; decrease; become less in amount or intensity
Exercise
letdown in thought or emotion; decline viewed in disappointing contrast with previous rise
anomaly
Exercise
make fit for; change to suit a new purpose
Exercise
items of business at a meeting; list or program of things to be done or considered
Exercise
change for the better; improve; remove faults or errors
Exercise
irregularity; person or something that is unusual; departure from normal or common order
anonymity
Exercise
state of being nameless; one that is unknown or unacknowledged
Exercise
providing nourishment; concerned with food, nutrition, or digestion
Exercise
medieval chemistry; magical or mysterious power or process of transforming
Exercise
state of being found or proved not guilty; judgment of not guilty
antagonism
Exercise
repetition of beginning sound in poetry
Exercise
active resistance; condition of being an opposing principle, force, or factor
Exercise
letdown in thought or emotion; decline viewed in disappointing contrast with previous rise
Exercise
short account of amusing or interesting event; short narrative; secret story of history or biography
antecede
Exercise
comment; make explanatory notes
Exercise
abundance; a plentiful supply of material goods; wealth
Exercise
precede; go before in time, and sometimes in place, rank, or logical order
Exercise
fill with horror and loathing; horrify; hate
antecedents
Exercise
preceding events or circumstances that influence what comes later; ancestors or early background
Exercise
related to school; not practical or directly useful; relating to scholarly organization; based on formal education
Exercise
responsive to advice or suggestion; responsible to higher authority; willing to comply with; agreeable
Exercise
state of misfortune, hardship, or affliction; misfortune
antediluvian
Exercise
responsive to advice or suggestion; responsible to higher authority; willing to comply with; agreeable
Exercise
antiquated; extremely old and ancient; belonging to very ancient times
Exercise
exhibiting friendliness or goodwill; not quarrelsome
Exercise
renounce upon oath; abandon forever
anthem
Exercise
strong feeling of aversion; dislike
Exercise
quickly perceptive; keen; having a sharp point or tip; extremely sharp or severe
Exercise
items of business at a meeting; list or program of things to be done or considered
Exercise
song of praise or patriotism; song of devotion or loyalty
anthology
Exercise
book of literary selections by various authors
Exercise
related to school; not practical or directly useful; relating to scholarly organization; based on formal education
Exercise
extremely hard; inflexible; stubbornly unyielding
Exercise
cut off part of body, especially by surgery; prune
anthropoid
Exercise
manlike; resembling a human, especially in shape or outward appearance
Exercise
refer casually or indirectly, or by suggestion
Exercise
partial or total loss of memory, usually resulting from shock or illness
Exercise
put into motion or action; activate
anthropologist
Exercise
detestable; extremely unpleasant; very bad
Exercise
pertaining to land or its cultivation; relating to agricultural or rural matters
Exercise
one who studies history and science of mankind
Exercise
something added or to be added, especially a supplement to a book
anthropomorphic
Exercise
having human form or characteristics
Exercise
applaud; announce with great approval
Exercise
condition in which blood lacks red corpuscles; deficiency of red blood cells; lack of vitality
Exercise
unselfishly generous; concerned for others
anticlimax
Exercise
coarsely insulting; physically harmful; characterized by improper or wrongful use
Exercise
renounce upon oath; abandon forever
Exercise
letdown in thought or emotion; decline viewed in disappointing contrast with previous rise
Exercise
something added or to be added, especially a supplement to a book
antidote
Exercise
agonizing physical or mental pain; extreme suffering
Exercise
medicine to counteract a poison or disease; agent that relieves or counteracts
Exercise
irregularity; person or something that is unusual; departure from normal or common order
Exercise
suspended action; temporary cessation or suspension
antipathy
Exercise
responsive to advice or suggestion; responsible to higher authority; willing to comply with; agreeable
Exercise
strong feeling of aversion; dislike
Exercise
moving at an easy pace; walk slowly or leisurely
Exercise
serving as aid or accessory; auxiliary
antiquated
Exercise
too old to be fashionable, suitable, or useful; obsolete; aged
Exercise
object worn, especially around neck, as a charm against evil or injury; charm
Exercise
coming or arrival, especially of something extremely important
Exercise
items of business at a meeting; list or program of things to be done or considered

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 humiliate; lower or depress in rank or esteem
E.g.Defeated, Queen Zenobia was forced to [___] herself before the conquering Romans, who made her march in chains before the emperor in the procession celebrating his triumph.


Spelling Word: abase
 embarrass; make ashamed or uneasy; disconcert
E.g.Her open admiration should not [___] him at all.


Spelling Word: abash
 subside; decrease; become less in amount or intensity
E.g.Rather than leaving immediately, they waited for the storm to [___].


Spelling Word: abate
 make shorter; reduce to shorter form intended to represent full form, as for word or phrase
E.g.Because we were running out of time, the lecturer had to [___] her speech.


Spelling Word: abbreviate
 give up, renounce, abandon, lay down, or withdraw from, as a right or claim
E.g.When Edward VIII did [___] the British throne to marry the woman he loved, he surprised the entire world.


Spelling Word: abdicate
 abnormal; markedly different from an accepted norm
E.g.Given the [___] nature of the data, we doubted the validity of the entire experiment.


Spelling Word: aberrant
 aid, usually in doing something wrong; encourage
E.g.She was unwilling to [___] him in the swindle he had planned.


Spelling Word: abet
 suspended action; temporary cessation or suspension
E.g.The deal was held in [___] until her arrival.


Spelling Word: abeyance
 fill with horror and loathing; horrify; hate
E.g.One of the things I [___] is the threat to withhold aid.


Spelling Word: abhor
 being of the most miserable kind; wretched; lacking pride; brought low in condition or status
E.g.On the streets of New York the homeless live in [___] poverty, huddling in doorways to find shelter from the wind.


Spelling Word: abject
 renounce upon oath; abandon forever
E.g.He will [___] his allegiance to the king.


Spelling Word: abjure
 washing or cleansing of the body, especially as part of religious rite
E.g.His [___] was accompanied by loud noises that he humorously labeled "Opera in the Bath.".


Spelling Word: ablution
 repudiation; self-sacrifice; renouncing your own interests in favor of interests of others
E.g.No act of [___] was more pronounced than his refusal of any rewards for his discovery.


Spelling Word: abnegation
 act of waiting; delay; stay or continuance in a place
E.g.I shall take up my [___] in a religious house near Lisle -- a nunnery you would call it; there I shall be quiet and unmolested.


Spelling Word: abode
 cancel; put an end to; destroy completely
E.g.In a letter to the British government, the EU has demanded that Britain [___] laws protecting religious freedom rights with regards to "sexual orientation."


Spelling Word: abolish
 detestable; extremely unpleasant; very bad
E.g.Mary liked John until she learned he was dating Susan; then she called him an [___] young man.


Spelling Word: abominable
 being the first of its kind in a region; primitive; native
E.g.Her studies of the primitive art forms of the [___] Indians were widely reported in the scientific journals.


Spelling Word: aboriginal
 unsuccessful; failing to accomplish an intended objective; fruitless
E.g.They warmed themselves beside these great hearthfires; they tried their powers in [___] creations, in work laid aside and taken up again with new glow of enthusiasm.atize Beijing peacefully.


Spelling Word: abortive
 rubbing away; tending to grind down
E.g.Ash can also cause long-term [___] damage to planes that could lead to later disasters if not dealt with.


Spelling Word: abrasive
 condense; shorten; reduce length of written text
E.g.Because the publishers felt the public wanted a shorter version of War and Peace, they proceeded to [___] the novel.


Spelling Word: abridge
 abolish, do away with, or annul, especially by authority
E.g.He intended to [___] the decree issued by his predecessor.


Spelling Word: abrogate
 leave quickly and secretly and hide oneself, often to avoid arrest or prosecution
E.g.The teller who did [___] with the bonds went un-captured until someone recognized him from his photograph on "America's Most Wanted.".


Spelling Word: abscond
 perfect in quality or nature; complete; totally unlimited; certain
E.g.Although the King was an [___] monarch, he did not want to behead his unfaithful wife without certain evidence.


Spelling Word: absolute
 let off hook; relieve of requirement or obligation
E.g.I [___] you from this responsibility.


Spelling Word: absolve
 sparing or moderation in eating and drinking; temperate
E.g.Concerned whether her vegetarian son's [___] diet provided him with sufficient protein, the worried mother pressed food on him.


Spelling Word: abstemious
 restraint from eating or drinking; refraining from indulging appetite or desire
E.g.The doctor recommended total [___] from salted foods.


Spelling Word: abstinence
 theoretical; not concrete; not applied or practical; difficult to understand
E.g.To him, hunger was an [___] concept; he had never missed a meal.


Spelling Word: abstract
 obscure; profound; difficult to understand.
E.g.She carries around [___] works of philosophy, not because she understands them but because she wants her friends to think she does.


Spelling Word: abstruse
 coarsely insulting; physically harmful; characterized by improper or wrongful use
E.g.There has been [___] language on both sides that never want to get agreement from beginning.


Spelling Word: abusive
 border upon; adjoin; touch or end at one end or side; lie adjacent
E.g.Where our estates [___], we must build a fence.


Spelling Word: abut
 bottomless; very profound; limitless; very bad
E.g.She spent hours sitting alone, in [___] misery, because it seemed to be in plain sight, yet she couldn't define it.


Spelling Word: abysmal
 enormous chasm; vast bottomless pit; any deep, immeasurable space; hell
E.g.Are we to believe that the only thing between us and the [___] is the size of the deficit, and the more the government borrows, the better off we shall be?


Spelling Word: abyss
 related to school; not practical or directly useful; relating to scholarly organization; based on formal education
E.g.The dean's talk about reforming the college admissions system was only an [___] discussion.


Spelling Word: academic
 agree; give consent, often at insistence of another; concede
E.g.The idea that one of the two chief executives should eventually [___] to the role, as has happened in the past, would raise fresh doubts about the board's independence.


Spelling Word: accede
 move faster; cause to develop or progress more quickly; occur sooner than expected
E.g.Demand for Taiwanese goods likely will [___] from the second quarter, as strong Asian demand offsets the effects of a U.S. slowdown.


Spelling Word: accelerate
 easily approached or entered; obtainable; easy to talk to or get along with
E.g.Simon and James will no longer be posting to The Hearing; however, all previous posts will remain [___] here.


Spelling Word: accessible
 additional object; useful but not essential thing; subordinate or supplementary item
E.g.Another [___] is a tripod, which is needed to prevent camera shake especially when the shutter speed drops below tenth second at a wide angle shot.


Spelling Word: accessory
 applaud; announce with great approval
E.g.The NBC sportscasters [___] every American victory in the Olympics and decried every American defeat.


Spelling Word: acclaim
 accustom or become accustomed to a new environment or situation; adapt
E.g.One of the difficulties of our present air age is the need of travelers to [___] themselves to their new and often strange environments.


Spelling Word: acclimate
 upward slope, as of hill
E.g.The car would not go up the [___] in high gear.


Spelling Word: acclivity
 award of merit; expression of approval; praise
E.g.In Hollywood, an "Oscar" is the highest [___].


Spelling Word: accolade
 do a favor or service for; provide for; supply with; make suitable; adapt; allow for
E.g.As for the stage in the public auditorium, it can easily be adjusted to [___] from a full-scale musical production to one by a solo vocalist.


Spelling Word: accommodate
 partner in crime; associate in wrongdoing
E.g.Because your [___] is an anonymous stranger, it's safer than asking a friend to participate in your ruse.


Spelling Word: accomplice
 settlement or compromise of conflicting opinions; written agreement between two states
E.g.Although the [___] is a small step forward, politicians around the world have their work cut out for them.


Spelling Word: accord
 approach and speak to boldly or aggressively, as with demand or request
E.g.When the two young men wanted to [___] me, I was frightened because I thought they were going to attack me.


Spelling Word: accost
 growth or increase in size by gradual external addition, fusion, or inclusion
E.g.The [___] of wealth marked the family's rise in power.


Spelling Word: accretion
 increase, accumulate, or come about as a result of growth; accumulate over time
E.g.The Premier League awards three points for a win and one for a draw, so in a 38-game season the maximum a team can [___] is 114 points.


Spelling Word: accrue
 bitterness of speech and temper; sourness or acidness of taste, character, or tone
E.g.The meeting of the United Nations General Assembly was marked with such [___] that informed sources held out little hope of reaching any useful settlement of the problem.


Spelling Word: acerbity
 having properties of vinegar; sour
E.g.The salad had an exceedingly [___] flavor.


Spelling Word: acetic
 slightly sour in taste or in manner; sharp; caustic
E.g.James was unpopular because of his sarcastic and [___] remarks.


Spelling Word: acidulous
 declare to be true or admit; express obligation, thanks
E.g.Although I [___] that the Beatles' tunes sound pretty dated today, I still prefer them to the songs my brothers play.


Spelling Word: acknowledge
 the highest point or level, as of achievement or development; maturity or perfection of animal
E.g.His success in this role marked the [___] of his career as an actor.


Spelling Word: acme
 skin condition, usually of the face, that is common in adolescents, characterized by red pimples, caused by inflammation
E.g.General Hospital, said The root cause of [___] is a lipid-rich gland, the sebaceous gland, which sits a few millimetres below the surface of the skin.


Spelling Word: acne
 science of sound; quality that makes a room easy or hard to hear in
E.g.Carnegie Hall is liked by music lovers because of its fine [___].


Spelling Word: acoustics
 assent; agree without protesting
E.g.Although she appeared to [___] to her employer's suggestions, I could tell she had reservations about the changes he wanted made.


Spelling Word: acquiesce
 state of being found or proved not guilty; judgment of not guilty
E.g.His [___] by the jury surprised those who had thought him guilty.


Spelling Word: acquittal
 unpleasantly sharp or bitter to taste or smell; bitterly pungent
E.g.The air seemed to have different grades of warmth and chill in it; they were passing a farmyard with strong-smelling, [___] from the sour smell of manure.


Spelling Word: acrid
 bitter and sharp in language, tone, or manner
E.g.The candidate attacked his opponent in highly [___] terms.


Spelling Word: acrimonious
 fear of heights; abnormal fear of high places
E.g.A born salesman, he could convince someone with a bad case of [___] to sign up for a life membership in a sky-diving club.


Spelling Word: acrophobia
 calculating; pertaining to insurance statistics
E.g.According to recent [___] tables, life expectancy is greater today than it was a century ago.


Spelling Word: actuarial
 put into motion or action; activate
E.g.I fail to understand what might [___] you to reply to this letter so nastily.


Spelling Word: actuate
 sharpness; acuteness of vision or perception; keenness
E.g.In time his youthful [___] of vision failed him, and he needed glasses.


Spelling Word: acuity
 mental keenness; quickness of perception
E.g.However, her team's political [___] is clearly beyond mine, an Ivy League Medical Science Professor and NOT a Political "Science" Professor.


Spelling Word: acumen
 quickly perceptive; keen; having a sharp point or tip; extremely sharp or severe
E.g.Her early writing was grounded in [___] observation of the natural world.


Spelling Word: acute
 wise saying; brief familiar proverb; expression of popular wisdom
E.g.After reflecting on how I felt a year ago during the election itself and how I feel now, I do have to say that the old [___] is true: governing is harder than campaigning.


Spelling Word: adage
 extremely hard; inflexible; stubbornly unyielding
E.g.Speaker Pelosi came out of that meeting, and she was once again [___] about saying a public option must be in the bill.


Spelling Word: adamant
 make fit for; change to suit a new purpose
E.g.One way to [___] is to become smaller, generation by generation.


Spelling Word: adapt
 something added or to be added, especially a supplement to a book
E.g.The date on the bottom of the [___] is April 2007.


Spelling Word: addendum
 compulsive physiological and psychological need for a substance; being abnormally dependent on something
E.g.No matter what form we find it in, [___] is not fun; drugs, alcohol, overeating, overworking, smoking or sex.


Spelling Word: addiction
 muddle; drive crazy; become confused
E.g.This idiotic plan is confusing enough to [___] anyone.


Spelling Word: addle
 expert at; very skilled; having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude
E.g.Mr. Williams was known as an [___] improviser who effortlessly switched between classical, jazz and pop styles.


Spelling Word: adept
 stick fast; stick to firmly; be compatible or in accordance with
E.g.That is why the claying is necessary; it makes the grain [___] to the earth, otherwise it would float.


Spelling Word: adhere
 person who adheres; one who follows or upholds a leader, party, cause
E.g.In the wake of the scandal, John, the senator's one-time [___], quickly deserted him.


Spelling Word: adherent
 adjoining; neighboring; close to; lying near
E.g.Philip's best friend Jason lived only four houses down the block, close but not immediately [___].


Spelling Word: adjacent
 something added on or attached generally nonessential or inferior
E.g.Although I don't absolutely need a second computer, I plan to buy a laptop to serve as an [___] to my desktop model.


Spelling Word: adjunct
 warn; counsel someone against something to be avoided
E.g.I would again [___] the reader carefully to consider the nature of our doctrine.


Spelling Word: admonish
 enhance or decorate with or as if with ornaments
E.g.This small icon indicates that the plastic yard sign they [___] is either recyclable.


Spelling Word: adorn
 skillful and adept under pressing conditions
E.g.I should work in [___] references to this evening's speeches.


Spelling Word: adroit
 excessive flattery or admiration; unmerited praise
E.g.The rock star thrived on the [___] of his groupies and yes men.


Spelling Word: adulation
 make impure by adding inferior or tainted substances
E.g.It is a crime to [___] foods without informing the buyer.


Spelling Word: adulterate
 coming or arrival, especially of something extremely important
E.g.Reasoning by analogy, we can come to no other conclusion, unless their [___] is anticipated by the arrival of ready-made colonists from the more advanced earth, like ourselves.


Spelling Word: advent
 accidental; casual; not inherent but added extrinsically
E.g.He found this [___] meeting with his friend extremely fortunate.


Spelling Word: adventitious
 opponent in contest; someone who offers opposition
E.g.The young wrestler struggled to defeat his [___].


Spelling Word: adversary
 in opposing direction; harmful or unfavorable; acting or serving to oppose
E.g.The recession had a highly [___] effect on father's investment portfolio: he lost so much money that he could no longer afford the house.


Spelling Word: adverse
 state of misfortune, hardship, or affliction; misfortune
E.g.A young boy who's strength in [___] is an inspiration to all who know him.


Spelling Word: adversity
 support; active pleading on behalf of something
E.g.No threats could dissuade Bishop Desmond Tutu from his [___] of the human rights of black South Africans.


Spelling Word: advocacy
 speak, plead, or argue in favour of; plead for; push for something
E.g.The some doctors [___] a smoking ban in the entire house.


Spelling Word: advocate
 elegant or tasteful; of or concerning appreciation of beauty or good taste
E.g.Kenneth Cole, the American designer known for his modern, urban [___], is hawking $35 T-shirts.


Spelling Word: aesthetic
 easily approachable; warmly friendly
E.g.Accustomed to cold, aloof supervisors, Nicholas was amazed at how [___] his new employer was.


Spelling Word: affable
 speaking or behaving in artificial way; emotionally stirred or moved; infected or attacked
E.g.The other boys laughed so unmercifully at what they termed my [___] accent.


Spelling Word: affected
 written statement made under oath
E.g.This is an official [___] from the court and it is saying that the whole thing was a hoax.


Spelling Word: affidavit
 partnership; alliance; association in the same family or society
E.g.This [___] is a way for us to be able to provide our clients with the full spectrum of services and expertise they need.


Spelling Word: affiliation
 natural attraction, liking, or feeling of kinship; relationship by marriage
E.g.She felt an [___] with all who suffered; their pains were her pains.


Spelling Word: affinity
 positive assertion; confirmation; solemn pledge by one who refuses to take an oath
E.g.Despite Tom's [___] of innocence, Aunt Polly still suspected he had eaten the pie.


Spelling Word: affirmation
 cause or condition of pain, suffering, or distress
E.g.Even in the midst of her [___], Elizabeth tried to keep up the spirits of those around her.


Spelling Word: affliction
 abundance; a plentiful supply of material goods; wealth
E.g.Foreigners are amazed by the [___] and luxury of the American way of life.


Spelling Word: affluence
 insult; offense; intentional act of disrespect
E.g.When Mrs. Proudie was not seated beside the Archdeacon at the head table, she took it as a personal [___] and refused to speak to her hosts for a week.


Spelling Word: affront
 items of business at a meeting; list or program of things to be done or considered
E.g.His [___] is certainly different from the President's and the administration's, but we will seek additional opportunities to work together with him.


Spelling Word: agenda
 collection; heap; act or process of gathering into a mass
E.g.It took weeks to assort the [___] of miscellaneous items she had collected on her trip.


Spelling Word: agglomeration
 increase scope of; extend; intensify; make greater in power, influence, stature, or reputation
E.g.The history of the past quarter century illustrates how a President may [___] his power to act aggressively in international affairs without considering the wishes of Congress.


Spelling Word: aggrandize
 gather into a mass, sum, or whole; amount to
E.g.Before the Wall Street scandals, dealers managed to [___] great wealth in short periods of time.


Spelling Word: aggregate
 struck by shock, terror, or amazement
E.g.The film grabs you by the throat so that any feeling of being [___] is contained – and you hold on to that feeling up to the very last scene.


Spelling Word: aghast
 mentally quick; moving quickly and lightly
E.g.The [___] of the acrobat amazed and thrilled the audience.


Spelling Word: agility
 cause to move with violence or sudden force; upset; disturb
E.g.Since President has now announced that Emergency, the only demand that the lawyers can now [___] is the restoration of the old Supreme Court.


Spelling Word: agitate
 one who is skeptical of existence of a god or any ultimate reality
E.g.William's presence by so much as a purr or a claw, and I have noticed that the [___] is the only creature living who can treat a preacher with so much contempt.


Spelling Word: agnostic
 pertaining to land or its cultivation; relating to agricultural or rural matters
E.g.The economic relationship between the two nations has expanded during the past decade amid China's economic boom and Argentina's rise in [___] production.


Spelling Word: agrarian
 cheerful promptness or willingness; eagerness; speed or quickness
E.g.Phil and Dave were raring to get off to the mountains; they packed up their ski gear and climbed into the van with [___].


Spelling Word: alacrity
 medieval chemistry; magical or mysterious power or process of transforming
E.g.The changing of baser metals into gold was the goal of the students of [___] in medieval.


Spelling Word: alchemy
 nook; small, recessed section of a room
E.g.In front of centre window in [___] is a small table on which is a parlour lamp, and some newspapers, including the "New York Sun."


Spelling Word: alcove
 assumed name; another name; name that has been assumed temporarily
E.g.Since the [___] is already defined in our management pack it should work fine.


Spelling Word: alias
 cause to become unfriendly or hostile; transfer property or ownership; isolate or dissociate emotionally
E.g.We could not see what should again [___] us from one another, or how one brother could again oppress another.


Spelling Word: alienate
 providing nourishment; concerned with food, nutrition, or digestion
E.g.The [___] canal in our bodies is so named because digestion of foods occurs there.


Spelling Word: alimentary
 payment by a husband to his divorced wife, or vice versa
E.g.Also, payer and payee can't file joint tax returns in the same year [___] is paid.


Spelling Word: alimony
 calm; pacify; reduce the intensity of; relieve
E.g.The crew tried to [___] the fears of the passengers by announcing that the fire had been controlled.


Spelling Word: allay
 state without proof; assert to be true
E.g.If what Justice Department prosecutors [___] is true, the five guards should have to answer for what happened on Sept. 16, 2007.


Spelling Word: allege
 loyalty to a nation, sovereign, or cause; fidelity to any person or thing; devotion
E.g.They didn't want to salute the flag, saying that kind of [___] is only for God.


Spelling Word: allegiance
 symbolic representation of abstract ideas or principles in narrative, dramatic, or pictorial form
E.g.Pilgrim's Progress is an [___] of the temptations and victories of man's soul.


Spelling Word: allegory
 provide physical relief, as from pain; make easier; remove in part
E.g.This should [___] the pain; if it does not, we shall have to use stronger drugs.


Spelling Word: alleviate
 repetition of beginning sound in poetry
E.g."The furrow followed free" is an example of [___].


Spelling Word: alliteration
 assign; distribute according to plan
E.g.Even though the Red Cross did [___] a large sum for the relief of the sufferers of the disaster, many people perished.


Spelling Word: allocate
 combine; mix; make less pure; lessen or moderate
E.g.Our concern for Dwight Gooden, who injured his pitching arm in the game, will [___] our delight at the Yankees' victory.


Spelling Word: alloy
 refer casually or indirectly, or by suggestion
E.g.Try not to mention divorce in Jack's presence because he will think you [___] to his marital problems with Jill.


Spelling Word: allude
 attract with something desirable; be highly, often subtly attractive
E.g.Promises of quick profits [___] the unwary investor.


Spelling Word: allure
 in or into a high place; high or higher up
E.g.It tried to remain [___], but its flying grew wild and reckless.


Spelling Word: aloft
 noisy quarrel; contention in words; dispute carried on with heat or anger; controversy
E.g.So loud were their voices raised in [___] that the storm without was scarce heeded.


Spelling Word: altercation
 unselfishly generous; concerned for others
E.g.In providing tutorial assistance and college scholarships for hundreds of economically disadvantaged youths, Eugene Lang performed a truly [___] deed.


Spelling Word: altruistic
 combine; unite in one body; mix or alloy a metal with mercury
E.g.The unions will attempt to [___] their groups into one national body.


Spelling Word: amalgamate
 collect; gather for oneself, as for one's pleasure or profit
E.g.The miser's aim is to [___] and hoard as much gold as possible.


Spelling Word: amass
 capable of using either hand with equal ease
E.g.A switch-hitter in baseball should be naturally [___].


Spelling Word: ambidextrous
 particular environment or surrounding influence; atmosphere of environment
E.g.A certain [___] is lost when you choose a tampon over a cocktail glass at a party.


Spelling Word: ambience
 unclear or doubtful in meaning
E.g.His [___] instructions misled us; we did not know which road to take.


Spelling Word: ambiguous
 state of having contradictory or conflicting emotional attitudes, such as love and hate
E.g.Torn between loving her parents one minute and hating them the next, she was confused by the [___] of her feelings.


Spelling Word: ambivalence
 moving at an easy pace; walk slowly or leisurely
E.g.When she first mounted the horse, she was afraid to urge the animal to go faster than a gentle [___].


Spelling Word: amble
 something with delicious flavor or fragrance; fruit dessert made of oranges and bananas with shredded coconut
E.g.Hughes got a taste of that [___], and he'll never forget the satisfaction it brings.


Spelling Word: ambrosia
 able to walk; formed or adapted for walking; not stationary
E.g.Juan was a highly [___] patient; not only did he refuse to be confined to bed, but he insisted on riding his skateboard up and down the halls.


Spelling Word: ambulatory
 disposition or arrangement of troops for attacking an enemy unexpectedly from a concealed station
E.g.They separated into three hostile tribes, and darted upon each other from [___] with dreadful war-whoops, and killed each other by thousands.


Spelling Word: ambush
 make or become better; improve; grow better
E.g.Many social workers have attempted to [___] the conditions of people living in the slums.


Spelling Word: ameliorate
 responsive to advice or suggestion; responsible to higher authority; willing to comply with; agreeable
E.g.He was [___] to any suggestions that came from those he looked up to.


Spelling Word: amenable
 change for the better; improve; remove faults or errors
E.g.Would McCain [___] executive orders to ensure that communications between persons outside government and White House staff are disclosed to the public?


Spelling Word: amend
 convenient features; courtesies
E.g.In addition to the customary [___] for the business traveler-fax machines, modems, a health club-the hotel offers the services of a butler versed in the social courtesies.


Spelling Word: amenities
 good-natured and likable; lovable; warmly friendly
E.g.In Little Women, Beth is the [___] daughter whose loving disposition endears her to all who know her.


Spelling Word: amiable
 exhibiting friendliness or goodwill; not quarrelsome
E.g.Beth's sister Jo is the hot-tempered tomboy who has a hard time maintaining [___] relations with those around her.


Spelling Word: amicable
 out of proper order; not in perfect shape; faulty
E.g.I knew that weapons would not come in [___], and I re-entered his room to get his rifle and shot-gun.


Spelling Word: amiss
 friendship; peaceful relations, as between nations
E.g.Student exchange programs such as the Experiment in International Living were established to promote international [___].


Spelling Word: amity
 partial or total loss of memory, usually resulting from shock or illness
E.g.Selective [___] is a politically valuable trait.


Spelling Word: amnesia
 general pardon granted by government, especially for political offenses
E.g.If the [___] is approved by parliament, it will apply to capital stashed in off-shore tax havens up to the end of last year.


Spelling Word: amnesty
 lacking moral sensibility; not caring about right and wrong.
E.g.Compared with evil immorality, being [___] is more like being naughty.


Spelling Word: amoral
 moved by sexual love; loving
E.g."Love them and leave them" was the motto of the [___] Don Juan.


Spelling Word: amorous
 formless; lacking shape or definition
E.g.As soon as we have decided on our itinerary, we shall send you a copy; right now, our plans are still [___].


Spelling Word: amorphous
 able to live both on land and in water
E.g.Frogs are classified as [___].


Spelling Word: amphibian
 oval building with tiers of seats from central open space or arena
E.g.The spectators in the [___] cheered the gladiators.


Spelling Word: amphitheater
 more than enough in size or scope or capacity; fairly large
E.g.They insist that food are being provided to the Palestinians in [___] supplies, and that the only way to weaken Hamas is to maintain the blockade.


Spelling Word: ample
 cut off part of body, especially by surgery; prune
E.g.When the doctors had to [___] the young man's leg to prevent the spread of cancer, he did not let the loss of a limb keep him from participating in sports.


Spelling Word: amputate
 object worn, especially around neck, as a charm against evil or injury; charm
E.g.In Thailand, the Jatukam Ramathep [___] is popular with everyone from Bangkok bankers to village taxi drivers.


Spelling Word: amulet
 serving to reduce sensibility to pain without loss of consciousness
E.g.The [___] qualities of this lotion will provide temporary relief.


Spelling Word: analgesic
 comparable; similar or alike
E.g.She called our attention to the things that had been done in an [___] situation and recommended that we do the same.


Spelling Word: analogous
 similarity in some respects; comparison based on similarity
E.g.This [___] is almost always noted without further comment, although in fact it may be taken further.


Spelling Word: analogy
 person who seeks to overturn established government; advocate of abolishing authority
E.g.Denying she was an [___], Katya maintained she wished only to make changes in our government, not to destroy it entirely.


Spelling Word: anarchist
 absence of governing body; state of disorder; political disorder and confusion
E.g.One might say that eastern Congo is already in [___], but Congo has faded from the headlines in recent months.


Spelling Word: anarchy
 solemn curse; someone or something regarded as a curse
E.g.To the Ayatolla, America and the West were anathema; he loathed the democratic nations, cursing them in his dying words.


Spelling Word: anathema
 family descent; series or line of ancestors; lineage
E.g.David can trace his [___] as far back as the seventeenth century, when one of them was a court trumpeter somewhere in Germany.


Spelling Word: ancestry
 secure or fasten firmly; be fixed in place; narrate or coordinate
E.g.We set the post in concrete to [___] it in place.


Spelling Word: anchor
 serving as aid or accessory; auxiliary
E.g.In an [___] capacity, Doctor Watson was helpful; however, Holmes could not trust the good doctor to solve a perplexing case on his own.


Spelling Word: ancillary
 short account of amusing or interesting event; short narrative; secret story of history or biography
E.g.Of all the millions who are moved by this historic occasion, while I am amongst these, my [___] is and would be far less remarkable.


Spelling Word: anecdote
 condition in which blood lacks red corpuscles; deficiency of red blood cells; lack of vitality
E.g.Long standing illnesses often result in [___], loss of weight and occasional bleeding from the stomach.


Spelling Word: anemia
 substance that causes loss of sensation; producing temporary loss or impairment of feeling
E.g.His monotonous voice acted like an anesthetic; his audience was soon asleep.


Spelling Word: anesthetic
 agonizing physical or mental pain; extreme suffering
E.g.Visiting the site of the explosion, the governor wept to see the [___] of the victims and their families.


Spelling Word: anguish
 sharp-cornered; consisting of an angle or angles; stiff in manner
E.g.Mr. Spock's features, though [___], were curiously attractive, in a Vulcan way.


Spelling Word: angular
 having life or vigor or spirit; filled with activity; in form of cartoon
E.g.On entering his room I found Holmes in [___] conversation with two men.


Spelling Word: animated
 bitter hostility; active hatred; hostile feeling or act
E.g.I've worked for Bill Clinton for years, and Bill Clinton, another Democrat who pushed socially responsible programs, got a lot of [___] from the right.


Spelling Word: animosity
 feeling of enmity or ill will; attitude that informs one's actions; disposition
E.g.The [___] of the speaker became obvious to all when he began to indulge in sarcastic and insulting remarks.


Spelling Word: animus
 chronological record of the events of successive years
E.g.In the [___] of this period, we find no mention of democratic movements.


Spelling Word: annals
 append or attach; take possession of; incorporate into an existing political unit
E.g.Mexico objected to the United States' attempts to [___] the territory that later became the state of Texas.


Spelling Word: annex
 destroy completely; reduce to nonexistence
E.g.The enemy in its revenge tried to [___] the entire population.


Spelling Word: annihilate
 comment; make explanatory notes
E.g.In the appendix to the novel, the editor sought to [___] many of the author's more esoteric references.


Spelling Word: annotate
 annual payment of allowance or income; periodical payment, amounting to a fixed sum in each year
E.g.The [___] he setup with the insurance company supplements his social security benefits so that he can live very comfortably without working.


Spelling Word: annuity
 make or declare void or invalid; reduce to nothing
E.g.The parents of the eloped couple tried to [___] the marriage.


Spelling Word: annul
 source of relaxation or comfort; medicine that relieves pain
E.g.The sound of classical music is usually just [___] I need after a tough day at work.


Spelling Word: anodyne
 apply oil or similar substance to; put oil on during religious ceremony as a sign of sanctification or consecration.
E.g.He described how the prophet Samuel to [___] David with oil, crown him king of Israel.


Spelling Word: anoint
 deviating from normal or common order, form, or rule
E.g.He was placed in the [___] position of seeming to approve procedures which he despised.


Spelling Word: anomalous
 irregularity; person or something that is unusual; departure from normal or common order
E.g.No doubt, this [___] is the result of the uncertain international environment and high interest rates.


Spelling Word: anomaly
 state of being nameless; one that is unknown or unacknowledged
E.g.In my view, death in [___] is the ultimate insult to human dignity.


Spelling Word: anonymity
 active resistance; condition of being an opposing principle, force, or factor
E.g.Barry showed his [___] toward his new stepmother by ignoring her whenever she tried talking to him.


Spelling Word: antagonism
 precede; go before in time, and sometimes in place, rank, or logical order
E.g.The invention of the radiotelegraph should [___] the development of television by a quarter of a century.


Spelling Word: antecede
 preceding events or circumstances that influence what comes later; ancestors or early background
E.g.Smuggled out of Germany and adopted by a Christian family, she knew nothing of her birth and [___] until she was reunited with her family in 1989.


Spelling Word: antecedents
 antiquated; extremely old and ancient; belonging to very ancient times
E.g.Looking at his great aunt's antique furniture, which must have been cluttering up her attic since the time of Noah's flood, the young heir exclaimed, "Heavens! How positively antediluvian!".


Spelling Word: antediluvian
 song of praise or patriotism; song of devotion or loyalty
E.g.Let us now all join in singing the national [___].


Spelling Word: anthem
 book of literary selections by various authors
E.g.This [___] of science fiction was compiled by the late Isaac Asimov.


Spelling Word: anthology
 manlike; resembling a human, especially in shape or outward appearance
E.g.The gorilla is the strongest of the [___] animals.


Spelling Word: anthropoid
 one who studies history and science of mankind
E.g.Eighty-three years ago, an [___] from the Field Museum dug up the remains of 22 people from marked graves in Labrador, Canada.


Spelling Word: anthropologist
 having human form or characteristics
E.g.Primitive religions often have deities with [___] characteristics.


Spelling Word: anthropomorphic
 letdown in thought or emotion; decline viewed in disappointing contrast with previous rise
E.g.After the fine performance in the first act, the rest of the play was an [___].


Spelling Word: anticlimax
 medicine to counteract a poison or disease; agent that relieves or counteracts
E.g.They believe that because this anti-heroin [___] is what finally worked with some of the victims.


Spelling Word: antidote
 strong feeling of aversion; dislike
E.g.Tom's extreme [___] for disputes keeps him from getting into arguments with his temperamental wife.


Spelling Word: antipathy
 too old to be fashionable, suitable, or useful; obsolete; aged
E.g.We are tolerably conversant with the early English poets; and can discover no resemblance whatever, except in [___] spelling and a few obsolete words.


Spelling Word: antiquated

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