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1 Exhilarating producing intense feelings of joy or excitement When I won ten million dollars in the lottery, it was the most exhilarating moment in my life.
2 Nebula a space cloud consisting of gas or dust I love to venture out into the open fields on a clear night and gawk at every galaxy and nebula that my naked eyes can detect.
3 Hyphenate to divide by a small line or dash Some people wrongfully hyphenate words like “un-covered” and “jelly-fish” because it doesn’t need a hyphen in them.
4 Mnemonic anything (especially something in verbal form) used to help remember something Our math professor taught us a simple mnemonic for remembering how to complete the equation.
5 Influenza a contagious viral infection that attacks your lungs (also called the flu) After being diagnosed with influenza, the patient was put on anti-biotics, and her breathing was monitored.
6 Septic infected or contaminated with disease-causing organisms After the wound became septic, it started oozing pus and turned green.
7 Cowlick an unruly section of hair that stands up or grows in different direction from rest of the hair Thomas finished applying the gel to his hair, although he couldn’t get rid of that annoying cowlick in the back of his head.
8 Amok a desire or passion to attack or murder Terrorists fighting amok in the Middle East was disturbing enough until they would cause the death of people near the city where I lived.
9 Quench to satisfy an actual or figurative thirst, or to put out a fire Aiming to quench her thirst, the runner guzzled down the water at full speed.
10 Varied showing different types or results Scientists performed the experiment many times but every time the results varied.
11 Ruinous causing ruin; destructive The ruinous policies of our principal caused many of the students to leave the school.
12 Poll a survey of people’s opinions or choices regarding a certain subject. The United States uses a poll to determine which politicians their citizens vote for.
13 Subaudition an indirect indication or hint When my mom asked me when I was going to clean my room, I realized her subaudition of the question was telling me to clean my room now.
14 Distaste dislike or mild disdain for something I have a mild distaste for anything bitter, but I would certainly eat those foods if I were hungry enough.
15 Molasses thick, brown syrup that is separated from raw sugar In some recipes, syrupy molasses can be substituted for sugar since they both have a sweet flavor.
16 Canorous pleasant sounding Belting out a canorous tune, the singer’s beautiful voice seemed to entrance everyone around.
17 Lackey a servant that does menial tasks The wealthy gent’s lackey toted his luggage all over the resort.
18 Aptitude the capability to do something well The aptitude test will identify your strongest areas in math.
19 Remark something said in an informal manner Ms. Simpson realized it was important to remark on her student’s report about his recent lack of effort in her class.
20 Approximate close to the exact; estimated Because Jack did not want to place an exact figure on how much he was willing to spend, I asked him for an approximate ball park figure.
21 Immunoglobulin any of the glycoproteins in blood serum that respond to invasion by foreign antigens and that protect the host by removing pathogens An immunoglobulin was detected in the man’s body that seemed to fight off his disease before it spread.
22 Torch to intentionally burn something with fire A rookie chef realized at the last minute that he needed to torch the crème brulee before serving it to the customer.
23 Unhallowed unholy Unhallowed talk is not allowed in the holy sanctuary.
24 Petulance characterized by being bad-tempered and unreasonable, especially because you cannot do or have what you want After getting a shot, the infant showed increased signs of petulance and would not stop crying.
25 Alley a narrow passageway Walking through the dark alley, Giana thought the passageway seemed to be filled with scary sights at every turn.
26 Demography the study of human inhabitants and how their populations vary over time As the factories closed and people relocated, the demography of the town changed.
27 Victim someone who has suffered at the hands of someone else The murder victim was in the wrong place at the wrong time and died in a senseless crime.
28 Relatable relevant; applicable While on dates, women and men should focus on relatable subjects that are relevant to both sexes.
29 Oddity an unusually strange person, thing, or event The lanky man and his petite wife are always looked at like an oddity in public.
30 Quadrangle a rectangular or square shaped courtyard Overlooking the quadrangle, the children could not wait to leave their apartment and play in the square courtyard.
31 Endurance the ability to do something difficult for a long time She admired her grandmother’s endurance throughout the grueling cancer treatments.
32 Assistance help; aid The doctor called for assistance and the nurse came running.
33 Technological related to advanced machinery or techniques Apple is known for their quick technological advancements.
34 Pawn an item that is handed over as collateral for a money loan Since my engagement ring was so important to me, I decided to pawn it so that I could get it back in a few days.
35 Fed supplied someone or something with food As a volunteer, the days when she fed the homeless were most rewarding.
36 Adequacy the quality of being sufficient, adequate or able to meet the needs It’s important to review the adequacy of your medical insurance coverage each year.
37 Fury intense anger or rage With all of its fury, the volcano erupted over the mountainside and covered all life with its ferocity.
38 Nonexistent something that is imaginary or absent The attention-seeking girl was known for bragging to her friends about her nonexistent trips around the world.
39 Groggy being so tired and weak that one is unable to think or walk correctly After taking the strong painkillers, the patient was groggy and could barely stay awake.
40 Spellbound mesmerized by something The spellbound child wouldn’t turn away from the magician.
41 Anthropomorphism giving human traits to objects and living creatures that are not human The author uses anthropomorphism to give human personalities to her animal characters.
42 Fleece a soft, warm fabric with a texture similar to sheep’s wool that is used as a lining material The fuzzy fleece jacket kept the camper warm on the cold winter night.
43 Horoscope a forecast of a person’s future based on the alignment of stars and planets during their birth I’ve personally never put any stock in horoscopes, as I don’t see how the positions of celestial bodies could have anything to do with my future.
44 Locate designate the site or place of A New York business wants to expand and locate another factory in a city which has tax breaks and incentives reducing their startup cost.
45 Yard a grassy piece of land surrounding a house Because the grass in his yard has grown so tall, Ed will spend most of the day mowing it.
46 Intelligentsia highly educated people in a society French intelligentsia were heavily involved in helping educate the poorer class in the Paris.
47 Nimbus a dark grey rain cloud Looking up at the dark nimbus, Hector wondered how long it would be before it started to rain.
48 Accidental something happening unplanned or unforeseen Since the boy wasn’t looking, stepping on his friend’s foot was an accidental occurrence.
49 Cohere to stick together; be united Lasagna layers need time out of the oven to cohere and become one solid mass.
50 Damnation the act of something being doomed When the criminal was sentenced to death, the life of the criminal would lead to his damnation.
51 Manticore a mythical creature that was said to have a scorpion’s sting but the body of a lion and head of a man According to the myth, the manticore’s sting is as strong as a scorpion while his body is that of a lion.
52 Undeterred continuing to do something even in the face of obstacles or setbacks Undeterred by the evidence stacked against his client, the attorney continued to look evidence pointing to the real killer.
53 Reminiscence a retelling of a past experience Everyone has heard our manager’s reminiscence about the birth of his beloved son.
54 Upside a positive benefit; an advantage The only upside to staying in the crappy hotel is that the rooms are cheaper than any other place.
55 Inexplicable incapable of being explained or interpreted Because the weather was clear and sunny a few moments ago, the sudden thunderstorm is inexplicable.
56 Reef a ridge of material at or near the surface of the ocean The small reef will either scatter into the sand or the ridge will grow stronger overtime.
57 Hereafter usually signifies a change or transition that will be the norm from this point on Michael started to cry at the funeral when he realized that he would hereafter never taste his grandmother’s cookies or feel her hugs again.
58 Mainstay a thing that something or someone depends on Coupons are a mainstay for the couple since they depend on them to reduce their grocery bill every week.
59 Augur to predict what is yet to come  Even the film’s initial reviews augur the movie’s A-list cast will be front and center on Oscar night.
60 Inkling an idea, thought, or suggestion Even after Phil watched the teacher perform sample problems, he still had no inkling of how to complete the assignment.
61 Adjutant A military officer that is an administrative assistant to a senior officer Lieutenant Tirado is my adjutant, taking care of administrative duties when my position as a Colonel demands my attention.
62 Past period of time that has already happened I notified the grocery store manager about the milk I needed to purchase was past the expiration date.
63 Pandemonium chaos and utter craziness Even though the teacher had instructed the children to be on their best behavior, pandemonium broke loose the minute Santa Claus walked through the door.
64 Ventriloquist a person who can speak or utter sounds so that they seem to come from somewhere else, especially an entertainer who makes their voice appear to come from a dummy of a person or animal The children laughed as the ventriloquist made the doll speak without moving his lips.
65 Homage an act performed to show respect As a sign of homage for the late president, government flags will be flown half-mast today.
66 Scenery the natural features of the land They newly engaged couple stood at the top of the Grand Canyon and took in the dazzling orange scenery.
67 Attached tied or connected something to something else At the airport, the clerk attached a piece of paper with our names on it to our luggage.
68 Nullify make of no use or value; cancel out Hopefully the coffee will nullify the drowsy effects of the medication and allow me to stay awake.
69 Headland a section of high land that sticks out from the coast into the sea The woman breathed in the scent of the ocean as she stood on the headland above the sea.
70 Obtuseness a condition of lacking intelligence; stupidity In an attempt to hide his obtuseness on the subject, the student remained quiet during the discussion.
71 Concrete solid, real, or tangible, something physical that can be touched While thought may not be tangible, the human brain is a very concrete thing that can be touched and felt.
72 Heartwarming something that brings extreme joy or happiness to a person can be uplifting or inspirational The book tells the heartwarming story of a little girl who is reunited with her lost puppy.
73 Consult to seek advice from someone with professional expertise I decided to consult with a carpenter regarding the deck I planned on building in my backyard because I needed professional advice.
74 Partiality prejudice is shown towards something Ms. Frost showed her partiality towards her smart students by refusing to call on anyone in her class who didn’t have an A.
75 Embroiled pulled into a situation I avoided my two best friends because I did not want to get embroiled in their dispute.
76 Habitation the state of living in somewhere If the wildfires continue, the area will not be safe for habitation.
77 Harlequin a jester, usually dressing in white and black, that behaves in a silly way and makes people laugh The harlequin entertained the king’s table with his silent but interesting magical and comedy acts.
78 Axle a rod or spindle (either fixed or rotating) passing through the center of a wheel or group of wheels The axle of a car holds the wheels together on both ends of the car, and if it is broken you will be unable to drive.
79 Esculent edible; good enough to eat Compared to the other mouthwatering apples, the one with the worm’s head poking out of it was not esculent.
80 Imbroglio a confusing situation Will the treaty end this imbroglio that has kept the two countries at war for over sixty years?
81 Supper a meal eaten in the evening The children have an evening routine of playing, eating supper, taking a bath, and then going to bed.
82 Rear the back part of something Working out almost daily, the shapely woman tried to sweat off her rear end.
83 Imperfect not perfect After misrepresenting herself on her resume, it was obvious to the company that she was really an imperfect candidate for the job.
84 Deprecatory belittling, critical Although he claimed it was all in fun, the man’s deprecatory comments were hurtful to those they ridiculed.
85 Dispose to toss out or give to another individual I need to dispose of the broken blender and buy a new one.
86 Cant the unique vocabulary used by a specific group of people The older woman did not understand the modern cant spoken by her grandchildren.
87 Plead to make a case for The first time offender will plead for a short prison sentence.
88 Stress to place emphasis or importance on The professor used repetition to stress the importance of specific words.
89 Harshly in a way that is cruel or rough Tribes that are still practicing female genital mutilation have been harshly criticized by women’s rights organizations worldwide.
90 Cataract cloudy area in the eye’s lens After complaining that she could not see properly, Rachel was informed that she had a cataract on her left eye that was blurring her vision.
91 Inept having or showing no skill The teenager was an inept driver who could not back out of his driveway without hitting something.
92 Aye a synonym for yes that is used to express agreement or approval The senator signaled his aye vote by raising his hand.
93 Cretin an offensive term that is used to describe a person as stupid The villain was a real cretin, evil enough to try to blow up the world but not smart enough to do it.
94 Regiment to strictly manage a person or thing The drill sergeant will regiment the new recruits until his commands become their habits.
95 Penetrated penetrated means to go through The doctor’s scalpel penetrated the patient’s skin as he began the autopsy.
96 Pugnacious Combative in nature; ready to fight The pugnacious little boy constantly talks back to his mother.
97 Caterwaul a shrill wailing or screeching noise The caterwaul the cats outside were making grated on my ears and made me wish I had earplugs.
98 Backup a person or thing that assists or supports someone/something else The working mother is looking for a backup babysitter to watch her daughter on days her nanny cannot care for the child.
99 Antisocial unwilling or unable to associate normally with other people People say that I am antisocial because I don’t talk that much.
100 Capacitate make someone capable of a particular action or legally competent to act in a particular way  Years of school capacitate the lawyer to give great legal defense to his client.
101 Blameless free of blame or innocent of wrongdoing Many blameless individuals have been wrongly imprisoned or punished due to an improper trial or coincidental evidence.
102 Baseline a minimum starting point The children will take a baseline test to determine which skills they have and which are missing.
103 Ozone the type of oxygen located in a high tier of the Earth’s atmosphere Without the ozone layer, life will cease to exist on Earth.
104 Missive a written note  While sitting in class, Greg asked his classmate to pass a love missive to his dream girl.
105 Monument a large structure or sculpture that symbolizes a notable person or event Touring the monument allowed the students to get a true experience of what happened at that battle.
106 Gallery a room or a building used for showing works of art for sale There is no lack of people who attracted to what may be considered unusual art shown in a gallery.
107 Parry a shielding or defensive maneuver used for protection She put on her sunglasses to parry his probing eyes.
108 Medicare a free health insurance program in the United States for older or disabled people Since my elderly mother has poor health, Medicare is her supplier of health care should she need medical attention.
109 Process a procedure or set of actions that is followed step-by-step The maid goes through a detailed process when cleaning up each section of the house.
110 Shelter to give temporary protection from something bad such as weather or danger The homeless man set up a makeshift shanty to shelter himself from the bitter cold.
111 Refusal the act of showing unwillingness to do something The driver’s refusal to take a breathalyzer test resulted in the officers growing even more suspicious.
112 Convergence two or more things coming together to form a new whole Because of the convergence of political views in the legislature, it is highly likely the government will be able to vote on the budget proposal without any bickering.
113 Admit to acknowledge that something is real, valid, or true It took the woman a long time to admit she has a drinking problem.
114 Scantling a small portion of something Because it is strong and very expensive, a scantling of saffron goes a long way in the couscous.
115 Symbiotic having a relationship where two organisms live in close association and benefit from one another A relationship where both people benefit from each other is a symbiotic one.
116 Tool a device or implement that is used to accomplish a task or function more easily While there are many ways you can put a nail into a piece of wood, it is far easier to do it with an appropriate tool like a hammer.
117 Unaided without help or assistance The elderly gentleman can no longer walk unaided and depends on a walker to move.
118 Rectify to correct an issue The puzzled doctor could not identify the proper medicine to rectify his patient’s medical condition.
119 Questionable not certain; doubtful Attending the game is questionable since it will probably be rescheduled due to rain.
120 Aftermath the aftereffects or consequences of an unpleasant or destructive event More frightening than the hurricane was the aftermath and incomprehensible task of rebuilding.
121 Cardiac relating to the heart Cardiac arrest, or a sudden stop of the heart, is caused by irregular electrical impulses that make the ventricles of the heart quiver instead of pumping blood.
122 Small of lesser size than normal The skinny girl ordered a very small dress to wear to the dance.
123 Confess to admit that you are at fault or have committed some wrongdoing Many people go to a priest to confess the things that are wracking them with guilt, and by doing so alleviate themselves from that guilt.
124 Extricate to free or remove something or someone  If the magician does not extricate himself from the water tank in the next forty-five seconds, he will die.
125 Corpse a dead body Police found the corpse of the missing woman outside of her friend’s apartment building.
126 Spacious with a generous amount of space Since Frank and Janet have five kids, they need a spacious vehicle.
127 Cushion a plush pillow or pad that is used for sleeping, sitting or support Replacing the rocking chair’s cushion helped the nursing mother be more comfortable while feeding her newborn.
128 Momism excessive attachment to or domination by one’s mother Momism led the helicopter mother to follow her son everywhere he went.
129 Price the amount of money expected as payment for something The price of a new video game in the United States is almost always sixty dollars, though the cost will depreciate in time.
130 Quarrelsome argumentative; confrontational The younger brother’s quarrelsome nature resulted in constant arguments and the splitting of the family business.
131 Pneumonia illness of the lungs The woman’s diagnosis of pneumonia explained why she could not breathe easily.
132 Mutability the ability to be altered With the mutability of my work schedule, I’m not sure I’ll be able to attend the concert.
133 Unicameral a government that has only one legislative house or chamber as opposed to two Nebraska is the only U.S. state with a unicameral legislature, meaning it doesn’t have a separate house and senate.
134 Fruitless not productive; unsuccessful After a week of fruitless efforts, the rescuers gave up the search for the missing woman.
135 Nettle to cause someone to become annoyed or angry My brother will often nettle me by reading my diary.
136 Outline outer edge of lines of a person, item or thing So that the text box would be noticeable on the poster, I decided to outline the box with a dark black marker.
137 Alacritous being eager and willing The alacritous recruit was ready to join the Army and signed up the day he turned eighteen.
138 Enamor to trigger feelings of adoration My daughter hopes her makeover will enamor feelings from her secret crush.
139 Cue a signal (as a word, a gesture, or phrase) for somebody to do something If one of them wanted to leave the party, their cue was scratching their left ear.
140 Faculty the teachers who work at a school or university Faculty pictures were included with the students in the school yearbook.
141 Tore ripped or split The gardener tore here favorite dress after getting the hem caught on a rosebush.
142 Genuine real, authentic, and exactly as it appears When the bride took her engagement ring to be reset she was shocked to discover that her diamond was not genuine but cubic zirconia.
143 Herbivore an animal that eats only plants As an herbivore, the giraffe has teeth that are broad and capable of chewing tough plants.
144 Parasitical of, pertaining to, or having the characteristics of a parasite; leechlike or freeloading Ticks feed off of human blood, making them parasitical and dangerous.
145 Fallacy an idea or belief that is false but many people think is true Having money makes you happy is a fallacy because happiness has nothing to do with wealth.
146 Repellent repulsive; disgusting The repellent odor was strong enough to keep the children out of the bathroom.
147 Nauseous a sick queasy feeling Due to Kate’s nauseous feeling during the past few mornings, it became obvious that she was pregnant.
148 Stabilize to make something stable or steady The doctor worked to stabilize the patient so that he could take him into surgery.
149 Pulmonary related to lungs Another way of saying “pulmonary disease” is “lung disease.”
150 Dispossess to deprive someone of the possession of land, especially by evicting them Once the real estate investor neglected to pay his property taxes, the government took action to dispossess his land.
151 Slave a person who is legally owned by another Slave labor was used in the southern colonies where large amounts of workers were needed to produce crops.
152 Vile of low morals; despicable The vile banker seemed to take great pleasure in foreclosing on the homes of elderly people.
153 Exemplification the act of providing a sample, illustration or instance Lieutenant Sanders was an exemplification for the younger soldiers because he had rescued twenty troops during an attack.
154 Doze to nap lightly The wife always joked that her deep-sleeping husband could doze in the middle of a hurricane.
155 Whoop-de-doo used sarcastically, indicating a lack of enthusiasm Well, whoop-de-doo, they’re offering me a 0.1 percent pay raise!
156 Sophism a clever but untrue argument that is used to deceive someone The debater’s argument was pure sophism and had no evidence to support it.
157 Nettlesome irritating; annoying Asking another nettlesome question, the child irritated her mother to no end.
158 Subculture a smaller cultural group within a larger one that usually holds different core beliefs than the larger culture The Jewish community in New York is a subculture of the city’s primary culture.
159 Dingy filthy, discolored, often dark or depressing Her dress was a dingy grey that was two sizes too big and could have used a wash.
160 Ultimate the best achievable The scholar’s ultimate goal was to get his research published in a medical journal.
161 Perturb to upset a person The troublesome lad does everything he can to perturb the girl sitting in front of him.
162 Smote to knock down or kill with great force With one touch, the war god can smote you into ashes.
163 Demoralize to cause someone to lose hope or confidence The rebels tried their best to demoralize their captive and cause him to give up hope of a rescue.
164 Sally a quick attack Knowing the home intruder would find me in the closet, I decided to spring a surprising sally upon him with any weapon I could find.
165 Auspices guidance and support Under the auspices of their commander-in-chief, the troops crossed the border into the war zone.
166 Indispensable vital; essential  Cara does so much work in the office that she is indispensable to the productive running of the business.
167 Interest attention that is given to or received from someone or something The upcoming Royal wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be of significant interest to the entire world.
168 Solicitude care or concern His solicitude was shown by the fact that he brought flowers to her every day.
169 Imponderable difficult or impossible to comprehend or evaluate She wanted to enter the contest but guessing the amount of jelly beans in the barrel was imponderable.
170 Subhuman acting in a rude or inhumane way After living in the run-down apartment without plumbing, the man decided he could no longer endure the subhuman living conditions.
171 Tweak to adjust something to make it better Since the chef burned the brownies the last time she made them, she decided to tweak the recipe by only baking them for 20 minutes instead of 30 minutes.
172 Hasty speedy; hurried The professor’s hasty speech confused the students as they had no clue what he had said.
173 Risible provoking laughter After suffering through a busy tax season, Bob and his fellow accountants went out for some risible entertainment at the local comedy club.
174 Brutish cruel Brutish by nature, the dictator even treated his own family members cruelly.
175 Discombobulated in a confused or bewildered condition  I felt discombobulated after working twelve hours a day for seven straight days.
176 Flaunt to show off (brag) Eric loves to flaunt his flashy clothes because he thinks that he is super cool.
177 Daft stupid, ridiculous, or silly The daft article is full of errors, and does not belong in our journal.
178 Ritual a standard procedure for a rite or ceremony The team’s pregame ritual consists of a short prayer and a group hug.
179 Sardonic displaying disrespect in a scornful way Jim’s sardonic laugh made his parents angry enough to stop paying his cellphone bill.
180 Teleconference a conference with multiple people in different locations over telecommunications Because the CEO’s were in different states, they had to have a teleconference over the phone for their meeting.
181 Joyful feeling happy and cheerful Making a joyful noise, the choir smiled as they sang their cheerful hymn.
182 Rueful displaying regret and/or sorrow for one’s actions The rueful dog looked pitiful after it chewed up its blanket.
183 Scurrilous something that is said or done to ruin a person’s reputation Jeremy got me fired by telling my boss scurrilous lies about me.
184 Reign the timespan during which an individual or government is in power A few years ago, the queen celebrated her fifty-year reign as the monarch of her country.
185 Replication a reproduction or duplicate I’m not upset about the ring being stolen because the piece was only a worthless replication.
186 Multitudinous a huge amount Because Teresa is a very attractive woman, she receives multitudinous messages through the dating website.
187 Bawl to cry extremely loudly Even as the spoiled rich girl put on her diamond bracelets, she would bawl about how her parents didn’t love her.
188 Outside the external or exterior area of a place “Do not color outside the lines,” the kindergarten teacher told her students, “because that would be messy.”
189 Bustle to move in a noisy or hurried manner  On Valentine’s Day men bustle about the store trying to find last minute gifts.
190 Vermilion bold reddish-orange color Cardinals are a brilliant shade of vermilion.
191 Extremist a person who holds radical views that are viewed as extreme or fanatical Because they are an extremist group, ISIS has some very fanatical religious views.
192 Nurse a person trained to take care of the sick or injured Because she is a nurse, Britany knows how to take care of sick patients.
193 Corral a small fenced-in area for animals, usually farm animals Trainers will typically take their horses inside the corral so that they can teach them certain talents without worrying about the horses escaping.
194 Unnerving causing fear, anxiety, or loss of courage As her voice trembled and hands shook, the speaker realized just how unnerving it can be to talk to such a large crowd.
195 Orderly having a neat and organized system Orderly gardens surrounded by fences were lined in meticulous rows.
196 Beckon to motion for an individual to come closer Because I was hungry, the restaurant seemed to beckon to me.
197 Helpless weak and powerless The helpless deer was to feeble to escape the hunter as it was being tracked through the woods.
198 Shibboleth a behavior or word that shows someone belongs to a particular class, ethnicity, culture, profession, nation, etc. When the man spoke, it was obvious from his shibboleth that he was not a native English speaker.
199 Subsist to sustain or live upon The prisoners of war were forced to subsist upon bread and water.
200 Lieu instead of something The company issues additional shares to shareholders in lieu of a cash dividend.
201 Pathos a feeling of sympathy or pity The pathos of the movie caused me to leave the theater with tears in my eyes.
202 Nick a small chip or groove A small nick in the wood was the only flaw in the bedroom suite.
203 Ship to transport goods from one place to another It is easier to ship goods from plane than by boat since not every city is connected to a waterway.
204 Tonnage the actual amount in heaviness that is measured in tons With the extra tonnage of equipment on the ferry, it was in jeopardy of sinking due to the excess weight.
205 Volition the power to make your own decisions or choices Despite my parents’ preference, I have decided to attend an out-of-state college on my own volition.
206 Transfer to move or relocate something The banker agreed to transfer the client’s money to a different type of account since he was unhappy with the current fees.
207 Snub the ignoring or brushing off of someone The waitress insisted that her lack of attentiveness to the table wasn’t a snub, but an accidental oversight.
208 Replicate to make an exact copy of something Students in the art class were asked to replicate Van Gogh’s Starry Night and make an exact copy of the piece.
209 Aerate to cause air to circulate through something The cleaners needed to aerate the room to get the strong odor out.
210 Imaginary existing only in the imagination; make-believe My family makes fun of me since I always had an imaginary friend when I was younger instead of befriending my classmates.
211 Noncommittal displaying no sign of emotion or opinion Since my mother is noncommittal about buying me new sneakers, I will ask my adoring father to buy the shoes for me.
212 Physiological of, or relating to physiology When working out at the gym I experience a positive physiological change, as my heart beat starts to pick up its pace.
213 Hewn cut or shaped with an ax or chisel The sculptor’s wooden creation was hewn with a sharp chisel.
214 Clement mild or merciful The kind warden insists all his prisoners receive clement treatment.
215 Insert to place something inside of something else If you want a soda, you must insert a dollar into the drink machine.
216 Longitude angular distance measured west or east of the prime meridian The vertical lines that are found on the map are known as the longitude, while the lateral lines are referred to as the latitude.
217 Brash assertive in an aggressive way that often comes across as unpleasant Because Anna is so brash at work, she often offends people with her aggressive personality.
218 Bow a looped knot that is tied into something The small girl was taught how to make a two-looped bow out of her shoestring.
219 Queer strange; odd Peering into the queer little house, Georgia couldn’t understand why all the unusually shaped furniture was painted pink and blue.
220 Tout to brag or flaunt Listening to the basketball player tout his skill becomes boring after a while.
221 Admissible something that is allowed or considered appropriate Judge Taylor declared the evidence against the defendant admissible in court which became detrimental to the defense’s case.
222 Thatch the top part on a house made of hay, stalks, grasses or foliage Wind blew away part of the thatch on the cottage causing droplets of water to pour down into the rooms.
223 Venerable worthy of respect because of age, position, or dignity The Pope is a venerable leader who is recognized for his commitment to helping others.
224 Voracity extreme hunger for food or an activity that is powerful and consuming Her voracity for reading was marked by her overflowing bookshelves, too much money spent at her favorite little bookshop, and the fact that she read at least one book a day.
225 Quiddity the qualities of something that makes it what it is, usually on purpose The quiddity of motherhood was reflected in Ms. Dowling because she was always baking cookies and tending to her child’s needs.
226 Pedal to move a bicycle by operating the controls In Germany, many people pedal to work and school because the bicycle is the common way of transportation.
227 Concentric sharing an axis or center The two circles are concentric because they share a center location.
228 Recent new; latest Recent weather reports show that hurricane Sydney is still headed our way.
229 Elite individuals who are viewed as the finest in a group or society Because Anna is quite wealthy, she sends her children to the area’s most elite school.
230 Antibiotic any substance that can destroy or inhibit the growth of bacteria and similar microorganisms Her doctor said that she should take an antibiotic because it will help her fight the bacterial infection that is causing her strep throat.
231 Logistics the process of managing the flow of information, goods, and/or services to customers or clients It takes weeks to plan the logistics necessary for organizing a graduation ceremony for fifteen hundred students.
232 Unmentionable forbidden or taboo After my father left my mother, his name was unmentionable in our home.
233 Facilitate to make something occur or less difficult The translator will facilitate the conversation between the immigrant and the attorney.
234 Simpatico to be well-matched and like-minded Finding a simpatico partner in life has become easier for many single people since there are so many dating sites to find people with similarities.
235 Vegetarian someone who chooses to abstain from eating meat She became a vegetarian over the holiday when she gave up all meat for Lent.
236 Trudge move forward slowly because of exhaustion Despite three days without food or rest, the weary soldiers continue to trudge over the battlefield.
237 Longing desperately wanting something Longing for a cheeseburger, the craving wouldn’t subside until I made a midnight trip to McDonalds.
238 Superadd to add to something that has already been added to When the young man was shot, this injury would superadd to his medical problems since he already had an existing stab wound.
239 Solitaire solitaire means a single gem set in a piece of jewelry The bride’s engagement ring had a single, solitaire diamond that was striking at first glance.
240 Sociopath a sociopath is a person possessing a personality disorder that involves having very little regard or concern for others A sociopath does not practice understanding or compassion for others, as he is only concerned with self.
241 Aver to assert something in a convincing way  Even though the country is in an economic crisis, its leader will aver the nation is doing well during his monthly address.
242 Across from one side to another Swimming across the wide river left the stranded paddler gasping for air.
243 Bilk defraud, cheat Because he has always been so anti-government, he constantly accuses the President and Congress of trying to bilk tax-payers out of their hard-earned cash.
244 Internalize to make the ideas, standards, attitudes, values and opinions of others influence how you think and feel Sarah would internalize every harsh word said to her which resulted in her lashing out at people.
245 Idiomatic a phrase that is specific to a particular language or time period My grandmother loves idiomatic phrases like the pot calling the kettle black.
246 Conniving discreetly working to complete a dishonest task Alan’s wife is a conniving woman who only married him for his money.
247 Engulf to sweep over something, surrounding it completely It only took seconds for the raging fire to fully engulf every room in the house.
248 Bereaved depressed as a result of a loved one’s death  The bereaved mother did not leave her home for several months.
249 Riddance the action of getting rid of an undesirable thing or person Good riddance is a phrase often used to describe a person’s joy after an unwanted individual leaves a place or situation.
250 Seek to look for something The police continue to seek the murder suspect and are setting up road blocks all over the city.
251 Wreck to destroy or damage something My cousins tried to wreck my party by showing up and making an ugly scene.
252 Pampas treeless plains in South America The pampas is extremely hot because the treeless terrain is under the equator.
253 Impinge to produce an effect, usually an unwanted one Hopefully the bad weather will move in a different direction and not impinge upon our plans for an outdoor reception.
254 Playwright a person who writes plays Shakespeare is quite possibly the most well known playwright in the world.
255 Dictator a ruler who wields absolute authority over his country and holds and/or abuses an extraordinary amount of personal power Often a dictator has many followers because of their dynamic and controlling personality.
256 Autocracy a government type in which one person has boundless power The country is an autocracy that is controlled solely by a member of the royal family.
257 Extinction the process of a species completely dying out Extinction of the species happened after poachers killed many of the animals.
258 Nonpartisan neutral and not connected to any specific political group The two political parties are working on a nonpartisan agreement that would help all citizens.
259 Embrace to clasp someone or each other with affection; hug  I have come to appreciate warm people who embrace me just because they’re happy to see me.
260 Apathy a feeling of having no interest in or enthusiasm While some of the group’s members could not stop talking during the budget discussion, other members were frozen with apathy and did not engage in the conversation.
261 Pantheon a temple dedicated to all the gods As part of their course, the mythology students visited the pantheon in the ancient city.
262 Slacken slacken means to loosen or lessen You really need to slacken the seatbelt before you choke yourself.
263 Delight a strong feeling of happiness or pleasure Both of our excited parents delight in the fact that a new baby will be born soon.
264 Ration the portion that is distributed I put the dog’s daily ration in a bag for the pet sitter.
265 Immoral morally wrong Today it is considered immoral to murder someone, but during the ancient times murder was common.
266 Infirm feeble and weak in health, usually because of illness or old age The infirm patients were sent to live out the rest of their days in the nursing home.
267 Untidy messy and unorganized A maid is needed to help the clean the untidy home.
268 Rapid-fire describes something coming quickly, one after the other Rapid-fire questioning during round three of the quiz bowl happened so quickly that most of the contestants became nervous.
269 Bonus something extra or more that is added When Christmas arrives, you will receive a large cash bonus for all your hard work.
270 Throwaway a material or product that is disposable or non recyclable Throwaway razor blades and disposable cups are now common household products that don’t get reused.
271 Cumbersome difficult to manage Because the cumbersome package weighed over three hundred pounds, it took two men to move it.
272 Aloft in the air or sky When the hot air balloon was aloft, they could see everything on the horizon.
273 Extrovert an individual who is sociable and enjoys conversing with others Because Pat is an extrovert who enjoys chatting with others, she is the ideal talk show host.
274 Corrugated containing a wavy exterior; wrinkled The roof was made of corrugated material so the rain could flow down easily.
275 Pollute unclean or impure water, air or area Factories are one of the known culprits that pollute the air through fossil fuel emissions.
276 Autograph a person’s own handwriting, especially the signature of a famous or admired person In order for the check to be valid, Greg needed to include his autograph.
277 Adjunct something that is joined or added to another thing, but not part of the whole My math teacher was adjunct faculty and did not work for the school full time.
278 Distort to bring something out of shape or to misrepresent My friend had an app on her phone that would distort our faces in amusing ways.
279 Pride being filled with happiness or joy at an accomplishment She felt a deep sense of pride whenever she worked hard and got an A on her test.
280 Mold a frame used to form something using pressure Each floral mold was used to create cookies that were in a flowerlike shape.
281 Saporous full of flavor; good-tasting Stirring the saporous stew, the chef couldn’t wait to serve his flavor-packed simmer to his guests.
282 Meanwhile at the same time but elsewhere “Victoria, dinner will be ready in ten minutes, meanwhile please set the table.”
283 Impermissible not allowed The student knew having her cell phone at school was impermissible but brought it anyway.
284 Starry-eyed overly optimistic and positive to the point of being naive and idealistic The starry-eyed girl spent her days daydreaming instead of focusing on her future.
285 Condign fair, fitting, and deserved The judge’s job was to make sure that the sentence was condign for each crime.
286 Offshore located some distance from the shore A roaring sound coming from offshore was the first signal of the devastating typhoon.
287 Headway progress or forward movement Just when then counselor thought they were making headway, the couple decided to end their therapy sessions.
288 Slew to have killed something/someone Zeus slew many of his enemies by literally striking them down with bolts of lightning.
289 Equidistant located the same distance from two or more areas  My hotel room is located equidistant from both elevators so neither elevator is more convenient than the other.
290 Astute marked by practical hardheaded intelligence The astute businessman went from rags to riches with one great idea.
291 Clearance official permission to do something Before passengers were allowed on the plane, clearance had to be given by TSA officials.
292 Aerie a nest built in a high place by a predatory bird  While hiking in the hills, we spotted a hawk leave it’s aerie on the cliff.
293 Neglect to abandon or ignore When you have children and work a full-time job, you may neglect your appearance because it is not important anymore.
294 Excommunication officially excluding someone from participation in religious acts of the Christian Church The penalty for joining a secret group like the Freemasons was exile and excommunication from the church.
295 Gradation a gradual transition from one phase or stage into another Although ravens, crows, and blackbirds all come from the same family, they have a gradation in color and wing span.
296 Telescope an optical instrument that uses curved lenses to magnify the visual image of far-off objects Because planets are too far away for us to see with the naked eye, we need to use a special instrument like a telescope to see them.
297 Whelp a baby dog or wolf; a puppy The little whelp will cry anytime the momma dog is away from him too long.
298 Veneration great respect or awe for another The parishioner’s veneration for her priest came off as not only respect but also blind devotion.
299 Settle to reach a decision or agreement The sisters couldn’t settle their argument, so their mother took the bike from both of them.
300 Low small in height In the newspaper, I read about another accident when a trailer truck tried to squeeze under a low clearance bridge.
301 Brassy looking like brass The brassy jewelry shined with a golden twinkle in the sunlight.
302 Unquestionably certain; not able to be disputed The doctor will unquestionably perform the surgery, the only thing in question is the date.
303 Uninhibited outgoing; not reserved The camp counselor encouraged uninhibited participation and wanted the campers to be spontaneous.
304 Chromatic relating to color; colorful Several artists used the same chromatic colors in their portraits at the display.
305 Humanism the belief individuals are good by nature and can solve all problems through reason  Because of my trust in humanism, I believe someone will return my lost wallet to me.
306 Speak to talk or say something The student was too shy to speak in front of her peers, so she never answered questions in class.
307 Cull to take from a unit or group Before we take the pecans to market, we cull the damaged ones that cannot be sold.
308 Self-Concept the image one has of him or herself Many people have an inaccurate self-concept of themselves, thinking they are not worth as much as they really are.
309 Horripilation the raised bumps on a person’s skin usually caused by something cold or alarming Horripilation occurred on my arms when an eerie noise could be heard in the empty hallway of the haunted house.
310 Pang an abrupt yet intense spasm of distress or pain When the bullet entered Rick’s stomach, it sent a pang of agony through his body.
311 Stint a span of time in which a person is occupied with a particular job or in a particular place After a two-year stint as a Peace Corps volunteer, I returned home and became a teacher.
312 Scruples internal factors that prevent a person from behaving in a certain manner Janet has no scruples about mistreating people who mistreat her.
313 Iconic very famous or popular Iconic venues in the city draw in site-seers from all over the globe.
314 Obsessive totally fixated on something or someone in a way that is unhealthy Because of his obsessive disorder, the patient focuses on washing his hands most of the day.
315 Notice become aware of All the smitten girl wanted was for her crush to notice her, but unfortunately, he only had eyes for her best friend.
316 Black of the darkest color, like coal or the sky at midnight As the fire raged on, black clouds of smoke made the white clouds look dark.
317 Gloaming dusk; twilight The thin crescent moon provided a hint of light in the night’s sky in the gloaming.
318 Nervousness anxiety; edginess During dinner, the gentleman could sense his date’s nervousness as she anxiously tapped her fingers on the table.
319 Collaboratively in a way that involves two or more people working together towards a common goal Working collaboratively, the two musicians were able to come up with a song that fits both of their styles.
320 Revitalize to put new life or energy back in something In an effort to revitalize the dying plant, we put it in a well-lit spot and provided it with plenty of water.
321 Slam-dunk an expression that means to achieve or accomplish something easily Although he thought the exam might be hard, the pleasantly surprised student considered it a slam-dunk.
322 Reasoning thinking; figuring When the couple fell in love, all logical reasoning flew out the window.
323 Respected admired because of positive qualities or achievements Because he was such a respected member of society, people came from all around to say goodbye to the revered celebrity.
324 Venal willing to do dishonest things in return for money; willing to take bribes Because the mayor was a venal man, he had no problem accepting bribes from real estate developers.
325 Cadre a group people specially-trained people for a particular purpose or profession The late night comedian is very selective when it comes to choosing candidates to join his cadre of speechwriters.
326 Loquacity the act of talking a lot All I had to do was listen for the loquacity of a person on their cell phone to know that it was a teenager.
327 Bargain good deal; surprisingly cheap I will only shop at the mall when I believe that I can find a bargain deal.
328 Valuable a thing that is of great worth, especially a small item of personal property The elderly woman took an old painting to an expert to estimate its worth and was surprised at how valuable it was.
329 Tantalizing displaying something that arouses desire or interest Since I am on a diet, I must ignore the tantalizing smells coming from the bakery.
330 Lollapalooza a person or thing that is exceptionally striking or impressive The exceptional music performance was a lollapalooza that stood out amongst all of the other acts.
331 Languish to be or become weak or dull; lose strength or vigor; fail to make progress or be successful If Congress allows the budget bill to languish on the shelf, then the country will find itself in a financial crisis.
332 Precipitate to bring about especially abruptly The rising level of unemployment is going to precipitate a huge crowd at the welfare office.
333 Antagonize to trigger hostility or anger If you antagonize the dog, he will bite you.
334 Neurologist a physician that deals with deals with the nervous system and the diseases that affect it Only one neurologist was available to talk to the patient’s family after he severely injured the nerves in his hand.
335 Appetite a strong desire for something Because I’m so hungry, I have a real appetite for just about anything edible at this point.
336 Modality the way in which something is executed John gets multiple assignments done by working in a productive modality that allows him to combine tasks.
337 Parsimonious the quality of being careful with money or resources To save money, the parsimonious old man always bought used clothes.
338 Purposeful to do something for a reason Every writer knows that proofreading is just as purposeful in the writing process as actually writing the work itself.
339 Ubiquity the attribute of being commonplace The ubiquity of cars in first world countries makes them so common that it’s almost inconceivable for a family to not own a car in those countries.
340 Bespoke individually or custom made Jack is a master tailor who creates bespoke suits.
341 Pathogen a tiny organism that brings about a disease The pathogen triggered an illness that made half the student body sick.
342 Pervade to spread through all parts The awful smell from the sewage plant seemed to pervade throughout our house.
343 Insure to guarantee or reassure The local car salesman would insure a perfect car for every buyer and he would put it in a binding contract.
344 Porcelain a hard rock-like clay that is fired and then sealed When my young daughter reached for the porcelain doll off the store’s shelf, she accidentally broke it when it fell on the ground.
345 Fauna wildlife of a specific area The forest’s fauna are safeguarded by local wildlife life protection laws.
346 Availability having the time or means supplies to do something The secretary informed the caller of her boss’s availability to meet that week.
347 Laudatory giving praise The laudatory announcement praised the team’s efforts during the championship game.
348 Hemoglobin the portion of blood that holds iron, makes blood red in color, and transports oxygen My hemoglobin count is low because I have an iron deficiency.
349 Scaffolding a system of temporary structures that hold laborers while they work on a building Three stories of scaffolding towered over the side of the building while the final coat of paint was being spread.
350 Apart to be separated by a typically considerable distance The two lovers were struggling with the rules of their people that kept them apart, and they decided to flee the stratifications of their home.
351 Befriend to become a person’s pal or friend In an effort to befriend me, my rival offered to treat me to lunch.
352 Counterintuitive the opposite of what makes sense While this idea may sound counterintuitive to what you are trying to do, it really can help increase your sales.
353 Arguably possibly or probably Ms. Ray believed that her chocolate cake would arguably win the top prize at Florida’s Cake Contest.
354 Flog to beat with a stick or whip The king continued to flog the proud whipping boy, but even the mighty strikes of the whip could not bring him to tears.
355 Indigent extremely poor The indigent man could not afford food or clothing.
356 Rethink to consider again Because he did not answer the question correctly the first time, Paul’s teacher asked him to rethink his response.
357 Tedious boring; annoying because it is long or slow Watching paint dry seems tedious.
358 Depict to describe in words or pictures The drawings on the cave walls depict the lives of the earliest men on the planet.
359 Valetudinarian a person who is unduly anxious about their health Every time he felt even a little bit sick, the valetudinarian would immediately look up his symptoms on WebMD and schedule a doctor’s appointment.
360 Bamboozle to cheat or deceive another person The waiter tried to bamboozle me into giving him extra money by saying the tip had not been included in the check.
361 Tether to hold something in place while still allowing
Before the cowboy settles down for the evening, he will tether the horses around a tree.
362 Ramose having many branches The ramose oak was covered in moss, with the thick peat covering the tree’s many branches.
363 Fatality death resulting from an accident or disaster Fatality rates for motorcycle crashes is over 27 times that of automobiles.
364 Relevance the condition of being related to or relevant My talkative professor is known for sharing stories that have no relevance to our lessons.
365 Orifice an opening or cavity through which things move Your mouth is an orifice through which food and beverages travel into your body.
366 Attention the concentration or awareness of something Her attention to detail when she constructed the very thorough employee manual answered every question a new employee had.
367 Cryptic difficult to understand Younger children will find it hard to understand the cryptic directions that go along with the chemistry set.
368 Paradox a person, thing, or situation that is strange because they have features or qualities that do not normally exist together In a strange paradox, the medicine made Heather sick before it made her better.
369 Addendum something to be added; especially text added as an appendix or supplement to a document Maria’s article was written in 1965, but it was updated with an addendum in recent years.
370 Temporize to lengthen a discussion in order to have additional time to think or negotiate Because we could not reach an agreement, we chose to break for refreshments in order to temporize.
371 Sob to cry in a noisy fashion or a loud gasp made when a person cries Spoiled toddlers often sob when their parents leave home.
372 Blunt very direct in one’s words, usually in a negative manner and in a rude way My aunt is quite blunt so it was no surprise when she gave her opinions on the unsightly décor.
373 Stonewall to delay or block something a conversation by refusing to answer questions or respond The suspect continued to stonewall the investigation, refusing to answer any questions that the detective asked about the crime.
374 Pound to hit or strike something with heavy force Boxers pound away at each other as they try to knock out their opponent.
375 Gambit something done or said in order to gain a benefit or advantage The general’s gambit did not pay off, and soon we were surrounded by enemy soldiers.
376 Quarry an area from which materials like stone are removed At night, the moonlight caused the stones in the quarry to shine.
377 Altruist regard for others without regard for oneself; devotion He was an altruist, and he loved others better than himself.
378 Plaintiff in court the individual who claims someone else is responsible for a misdeed After the plaintiff fell on the grocery store’s wet floor, she filed a lawsuit hoping the damages would cover her medical bills.
379 Province a region within a country Province leaders insist that the new energy plant will bring 3,000 jobs to the region within five years.
380 Meliorate to improve or make something better As a counselor, it was his job to try and meliorate the relationship between the two family members.
381 Financial related to money matters Because of financial problems, the struggling family can no longer waste money on things like going out to eat or to the movies.
382 Dutiful responsible; devoted A dutiful daughter will care for her parents in times of difficulty.
383 Comeback a return to popularity, success, etc. after an extended period of obscurity Shoulder pads went out with the eighties, but I think it’s making a comeback.
384 Unselfish generous and willing to put other needs or wants before one’s own The kidney donor’s unselfish gift helped the sick man stay alive for several more years.
385 Bulbous having the shape of or resembling a bulb; bloated The round, bulbous plants seemed to bloom on every corner of the street.
386 Unattainable impossible to attain or reach Even though I wanted the nursing job at the local hospital, I knew my qualifications made the job unattainable for me.
387 Kibbutz an Israeli farm communal settlement that allows anyone to come and stay as long as they work A social movement of the early 1900s, many Israelis chose to live and work together on a communal farm called a kibbutz.
388 Beam to smile very happily Once the baby was born, the mother would beam with pride while gazing at the newest member of her family.
389 Malaria a disease spread by mosquito After my trip, I experienced symptoms that prompted me to get tested for malaria.
390 Campaign a set of steps taken to achieve a certain goal Since we have not raised any money, it’s fair to say the fundraising campaign has not been a success.
391 Undeniably emphasizing that something is clearly true and can’t be denied Data shows that our school is undeniably the best in the district.
392 Quagmire a situation from which it is hard to escape Many young people do not realize the quagmire to which occasional drug use can lead.
393 Pane a piece of glass used in windows When the baseball crashed through the pane, the father explained to his son how important it is to hit the ball away from the house.
394 Consciousness cognition, awareness of the mind of its own existence in the world The stream of consciousness is what allows us to continue to think, and constantly question our place in the world.
395 Transference a psychological phenomenon in which an individual redirects emotions and feelings from one person to another In a transference roleplay, the therapist pretended to be the client’s mother and let her act out her feelings of anger.
396 Strict closely following and enforcing requirements, rules, or obligations The rules at her new prep school were so strict that students weren’t even allowed to socialize on the weekends.
397 Expunge to remove completely I would like to expunge my ex-husband from my memory.
398 Crony an intimate companion or friend The old man and his crony drink in the bar all day.
399 Uprising an act of resistance or rebellion The slave uprising led to several of the revolting men and women to be freed by their masters.
400 Intractable not easily managed or controlled Bringing up the sunken cruise ship is going to be an intractable task.
401 Standstill a situation of no movement or activity; halt As a result of the ten-car pile-up, traffic came to a standstill.
402 Desecrate to treat a sacred place or object with disrespect Do not desecrate the temple by speaking loudly during your visit.
403 Onward progressing ahead “Onward, men we go!” shouted the army sergeant to his troops noticing the enemy in the near distance.
404 Fluke a coincidence or accident that something happened Since I didn’t study or attend class on a regular basis, it was simply a fluke that I passed the exam.
405 Glib speaking easily but without thinking carefully; speaking in a smooth, easy way that is insincere How could he have been so glib about such a traumatic event?
406 Corps a band of people operating together As the corps of volunteers worked on the house, they were able to provide a poor family with the opportunity to own their own home.
407 Remand to send someone accused of committing a crime into custody or bail until their next hearing The judge agreed to remand the convicted felon into custody until his sentencing hearing.
408 Rational centered on reasoning or logic I cannot have a rational discussion with my delusional aunt.
409 Confidentiality rules regarding the keeping of something secret or private Even with confidentiality rules in place, company workers still shared private information.
410 Sear to char, scorch, or burn the surface of something with quick heat The chef placed the steak in the hot pan to sear the outside.
411 Ramble to talk aimlessly Because my math professor tends to ramble on, I often fall asleep in class.
412 Ancestor a member of your family who lived a long time ago While researching my family tree, I noticed an ancestor of mine was born in Iceland at the turn of the century.
413 Collateral something taken as a guarantee for a debt Since my sister has a habit of keeping my clothes, I now ask for collateral when she wants to borrow something.
414 Sweatshop a factory in which manual laborers work for long hours in poor conditions for very low wages The workers in the sweatshop were paid less than minimum wage for their hard work.
415 FALSE untrue; fake False news filled the internet, tricking people into believing lies.
416 Vegetation plant life that often covers the expanse of an area The rolling hills were filled with all sorts of vegetation.
417 Curtsy to show respect by bending the knees with one foot in front of the other while bowing the head “I am Queen Elizabeth,” the child laughed as she said that to her friend, “and you must curtsy.”
418 Aggressor the person or country that first attacks or makes an aggression Once the two kids were separated, it became obvious who the aggressor was due to his explanation about how he hit first.
419 Snoop to look around a place secretly, in an attempt to discover things or find out information Deciding to snoop through her husband’s pockets, the woman looked around to make sure the coast was clear.
420 Heave to use a lot of effort while moving something A half-court heave of the ball ended in a surprising buzzer beater win for the underdogs.
421 Neatness the act of being tidy and orderly Alan suffered from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder due to his desire to have extreme neatness in the house at all times.
422 Indictment accusation There are some people who truly believe that the recent natural disasters are an indictment against Man’s lack of respect for the planet.
423 Palatable satisfactory; suitable Although the food is not the tastiest I have ever eaten, it is palatable and will fill my tummy.
424 Passenger a person who is riding in a vehicle Only one passenger in the train was killed, but several others were injured when the train derailed.
425 Burden a heavy load Finding he had cancer, he tried to shoulder the burden alone and keep the news from his friends.
426 Nucleotide the fundamental components of RNA and DNA In order to fully understand a person’s genetic makeup, the scientist will have to first analyze the person’s nucleotide.
427 Reproduction the copying or duplication of something Reproduction or copying of the book for commercial purposes is strictly prohibited.
428 Resilient to recover from damage quickly The community was highly spirited and resilient despite a hurricane disaster.
429 Soul the inner spirit or essence of a human being Believing she was his soul mate, the knight professed his love for the maiden who had an inner essence as pure as his own.
430 Frond along, thin leaf belonging to a fern or palm tree A wispy frond of dill was plucked from the plant and mixed into the dish.
431 Term a fixed period in which something is supposed to last The president only served one term and decided not to run for reelection.
432 Inure to become immune to unpleasant events or situations Raising three dramatic daughters will inure you to temper tantrums.
433 Emotional of or relating to the emotions After more information unfolded, it appears the woman in question has severe emotional issues that should be dealt with.
434 Spreadsheet a computer document that uses rows and columns to organize data Microsoft Excel is what most people use to create a spreadsheet on their computer.
435 Necessarily automatically; certainly Putting down that you are a felon won’t necessarily stop you from getting the job, but it probably won’t help either.
436 Withstood having resisted or stood firm against some force The trees withstood the hurricane even though the winds were very strong.
437 Hop to jump lightly using one’s feet With a little hop, my puppy leaped up onto my bed.
438 Shortage a lack of something A shortage of teachers has put thousands of students in overcrowded classrooms.
439 Taut stressed to the point of being nervous As I waited for the results of my lab tests, I was taut with anxiety.
440 Reproof a criticism or rebuke Angry letters of reproof were sent to the editor criticizing his latest opinion piece.
441 Patience tolerating and enduring frustrating, time-consuming and problems with ease and composure Her patience was running thin as she was waiting four times longer than anybody else in the restaurant to be seated.
442 Bellwether something or someone that points out upcoming trends At his brokerage firm, Ted is known as the bellwether because he always knows which stocks will become profitable.
443 Age the amount of time someone or something has been living The youthful woman’s age was actually much older it appeared to be.
444 Course a path that something or someone moves along  Outside the golf club members were working hard to prepare the course for open week.
445 Manual a booklet that instructs someone on how to do something or the usage of something Tom was able to troubleshoot why our newly purchased television wouldn’t work by reading the manual.
446 Rumination persistent and repetitive thinking Constant rumination plagued the mind of the obsessive inventor who was unable to free himself from his thoughts.
447 Partially somewhat or relatively done Once both boys were caught accidentally smashing the window with a rock, Bill was only partially responsible for the damage because the other boy should pay too.
448 Nonchalant relaxed and calm in a way that shows you do not care or are not worried about anything Surprisingly, the woman was nonchalant about her husband’s death.
449 Participate to join in or take part in something Several people have signed up to participate in the local kickball game.
450 Aesthetic concerning or characterized by an appreciation of beauty or good taste Our aesthetic enjoyment of the art show was increased by the presence of the open bar.
451 Scrupulous very careful about doing something correctly Will is a scrupulous employee who always checks his work for accuracy.
452 Profusion being in great abundance In the summer, my dog is always covered with a profusion of fleas.
453 Relentless persistent; unyielding The relentless marshal pursued the escaped prisoner for ten years.
454 Glint a small flash of light reflected off of a surface Sun glint reflections caught the attention of those traveling across the desert in a caravan.
455 Inebriated behaving as though affected by alcohol; drunk After leaving the restaurant, the police officer cornered the patron to see if he was inebriated.
456 Baron a male member of the lowest rank of English nobility  Most of the barons and lords that went up against Arthur, and lost, ended up as his knights and governing heads.
457 Sour bitter or resentful Sour glances were exchanged between the two social adversaries at the fundraising gala.
458 Match a contest in which people or teams compete against one another During the close match, the boxing champ made a mistake and was knocked out by his opponent.
459 Aural pertaining to the ear or the sense of hearing Instead of using his eyes to read the book, the truck driver used his aural sense to listen to the contents of the novel.
460 Threefold referring to something that is triple the amount With Harry, Tom and Sam from the same gang all in jail together, this threefold group presented a problem to the warden.
461 Penal penal refers to a disciplinary punishment Using that drug outdoors is a penal offense, but using it indoors is permissible.
462 Spunky courageous and full of spirit Spunky and full of spirit, the little girl is known for always doing things that others are afraid to do.
463 Ablution the act of washing or cleansing Sylvia has a rare condition that makes her break out in a rash if she gets water on her skin, so her morning ablution consists of using cleansing cream and tissue.
464 Transparent see-through; clear Bill could see Jan’s bra through her transparent blouse.
465 Anticipatory happening or performed in anticipation of something The soldiers took anticipatory defensive positions, preparing for the wave of attackers that would no doubt assault their position within the hour.
466 Delicate weakly fragile; frail The delicate flower was broken at the stem during the first storm of the season.
467 Accounting the system of recording and managing financial transactions and accounts The millionaire hired an accounting firm to take care of his financial accounts.
468 Mote a tiny piece of something A small mote of glass entered my foot, so tiny that I wasn’t able to pull it out without tweezers.
469 Unicorn a mythical creature that resembles a horse and has one horn in the center of its head The horse-like unicorn is said to be the holder of all truth that can pierce the heart of a liar with its horn.
470 Puritanical practicing very strict moral or religious behavior My parents are extremely puritanical and will not allow me to date.
471 Surveillance close observation of an individual or group; person or persons under suspicion The FBI surveillance van cruised through the neighborhood where several burglaries had taken place.
472 Galvanize to inspire people to work towards change Do you think the child’s death will galvanize town residents to the point they will stand up to drug dealers?
473 Teammate an ally on a team or in a group Every football player is a teammate to the other players on their team, and they work together towards a common goal.
474 Jocose playful; humurous Robert is well known for his jocose disposition, always makes everyone around him laugh.
475 Sweep to clean an area by brushing away litter and dust I have to sweep the front porch because it is so dusty.
476 Hearsay information gained from a source that was not directly involved and cannot be proved accurate Without a witness, the police could not prove that the hearsay was anything more than fiction.
477 Thermosphere the outermost layer of the earth’s atmosphere that is characterized by steadily increasing temperature with height As the outside layer of the earth’s surface, the temperature of thermosphere really depends on the position of the sun.
478 Snug fitting tightly The baby’s car seat belt must be snug so that she will be protected in case of an accident.
479 Vilified to have slandered or spoken negatively about someone in a way that brings them down The politician insisted that the news reports were untrue and were only lies that vilified him.
480 Stave to prevent or delay something bad or undesirable Getting a vaccination can stave off the flu during flu season.
481 Engine something that is the force or impetus of a process The tank is our preferred engine of destruction when our country goes to war on the ground.
482 Aerodynamics the study of air and how it works when an object moves through it Birds have a natural understanding of aerodynamics that allows them to fly through even the windiest conditions.
483 Abrogate to abolish; to do away with You cannot abrogate anyone’s right to free speech!
484 Heroine a female hero or protagonist This story focuses on a young girl, making her the heroine that will embark on an epic journey and save the day.
485 Negative focused on what is bad, harmful, or lacking Negative effects of the medicine have stopped many patients from taking it.
486 Momentous of huge significance It was a momentous occasion when the development team finished the project on time.
487 Raptorial predatory; preying on others The raptorial bird flew over the field looking for a small rodent that it could devour.
488 Mend to repair or fix something that is broken or damaged There’s no way to mend my broken shoe, so I’ll just need to buy a new pair.
489 Maelstrom a situation in which there is great confusion, violence, and destruction, or a very powerful whirlpool Following the divorce, Judy was beset by such a maelstrom of emotions that she decided to talk to a counselor.
490 Deciduous falling off because it is temporary During the fall, the deciduous shrubs in my yard will release their leaves.
491 Burrow to dig in order to make a hole or tunnel The rabbit tried to burrow himself down in the ground so that the fox wouldn’t catch him.
492 Pare clip, tidy up or peel something to make it look better In order to make my small apartment more comfortable, I had to pare down my possessions to only a few small pieces of furniture.
493 Brackish slightly salty The diner complained that his meal was too brackish to consume.
494 Exposition the action of putting something out to public view; for example, in a display or show We attended a Business to Business exposition, where exhibitors displayed their products and services to attract other companies.
495 Hurl to fling or toss something powerfully When Sarah teased her little brother, he took the book in his hand and decided to hurl it at her breaking her nose.
496 Moralize to express opinions about whether specific actions are good or bad Aesop wrote fables to moralize, helping parents teach their children right from wrong.
497 Worse a comparative term meaning more difficult or unpleasant than before Soda is much worse for your health than water or healthy juices.
498 Consort a partner or associate with whom one shares something My consort will finish the presentation for me.
499 Overpower to take over or overwhelm something The scent of garlic began to overpower the kitchen and could be smelled all the way outside.
500 Cupboard a storage cabinet with shelves and a door During the earthquake, the cupboard full of glasses rattled and shook.
501 Robbery the act of stealing personal property that belongs to another person During the robbery, the thieves stole all of the sleeping homeowner’s jewelry and guns.
502 Alfresco outdoors, open to the atmosphere The park has a really nice restaurant where you can dine alfresco while watching the birds as they come pecking at your food.
503 Magnanimous very generous or forgiving; unselfish  Despite the slurs made against him by his opponent, the boxer was magnanimous enough to praise his competitor.
504 Interrogate to question someone in a commanding manner If Jill brings a boy home, she knows her father is going to interrogate him by asking hundreds of questions.
505 Ravine a tiny yet deep valley As the driver lost control on the dirt road, the car suddenly headed into the ravine.
506 Screech to give out a loud, piercing sound Hearing the eagle’s loud screech from above, the rabbit hurried out of sight.
507 Whiplash an injury caused by a severe jerk to the head/neck During the car accident, the driver was rear-ended and his neck suffered whiplash from the jerking.
508 Hypocorism is a pet name or nickname Although his name was Barry, his hypocorism was the Flash.
509 Seizure The capturing of something by force All of the stolen goods taken in the seizure are being stored in the police lock-up.
510 Nominal incredibly small The court gave me a nominal award that did not cover the cost of my car repairs.
511 Continuation the action of carrying something out over a period of time Continuation of the movie will happen right after the commercial break.
512 Wane to gradually decrease in value or intensity When the investigators ran out of leads, the intensity of the murder investigation started to wane.
513 Exterior pertaining to the outside of something When I noticed the chipped paint on the exterior of my house, I hired a professional to paint the outer part of my house.
514 Negotiable capable of being bargained or bartered with Even though the house was priced very low, the potential buyers still believe the price was negotiable.
515 Melliferous bearing or producing honey Melliferous flowers were collected to make honey.
516 Remission the condition of decreasing or lessening My father’s cancer went into remission when the oncologist said that his large tumor had almost disappeared.
517 Truck a large motor vehicle that has a bed and is used to transport things The back of the truck was filled with dirt before the farmer drove the vehicle back to the ranch.
518 Slit a long, narrow cut or opening The long slit in the woman’s evening gown went from her ankle all the way up to her thigh.
519 Thumb the short thick inside digit on a hand During my arrest, the officer took my fingerprints by first rolling my thumb over the screen.
520 Demanded commanded or insisted that someone do something The upset customer demanded to see the manager after the clerk was rude to her at the counter.
521 Money coins or bills used as a way to pay for goods and services or to pay people for working More money was needed to buy the supplies to build a neighborhood treehouse.
522 Kindhearted having a kind and caring nature The sweet and kindhearted child loved to share her toys with other kids.
523 Visitation a set period of time in which people get to see and spend time with each other Family visitation for inmates lasts from two to four.
524 Segregation setting apart or separation Feminists complain about segregation between men and women in the workplace.
525 Upbraid to harshly criticize Without a doubt, my parents are going to upbraid me for not passing any of my classes this semester.
526 Implication an idea or belief that is suggested from something else Cheryl’s hiding of her report card gave me the implication she had failed at least one of her classes.
527 Deprecate to criticize or express disapproval Unfortunately my mother-in-law’s urge to deprecate me is stronger than her urge to inspire me.
528 Inquire to obtain information by asking questions The police are going to inquire about your whereabouts on the night of the murder.
529 Umpteen an extremely large number I have taken the test umpteen times still haven’t made a passing score.
530 Sue to take legal action against another person or party due to alleged wrongdoing On television, the court shows usually present the plaintiff who has decided to sue the defendant for an amount of money.
531 Intuition an abilility to immediately understand something without reasoning or proof They say that when you feel something is wrong you should trust your intuition.
532 Therm a unit of heat that equals 100,000 British thermal units The wholesale price of gas per therm has gone up significantly the past few weeks.
533 Toxicology the scientific study of fatal substances A few months after the autopsy, the toxicology report showed that the deceased woman had large amounts of cyanide in her system.
534 Tutelage the condition of being under someone’s protection, usually a guardian Under the coach’s tutelage, James became the star of his college’s basketball team.
535 Vigil period of keeping awake during normal sleeping hours, especially to keep watch or pray Part of his nightly vigil was kneeling down at the foot of his bed in prayer.
536 Reprieve to cancel or postpone a bad situation Because of a legal review, the criminal was granted a reprieve on his sentence.
537 Hoodwink to trick or deceive someone In an attempt to hoodwink the woman into opening the front door, the rapist pretended to be a police officer.
538 Dissentient opposing the majority Dissentient voices opposed all of those in congress that supported the bill.
539 Kremlin a citadel within a Russian city, or specifically the seat of Russian government The Kremlin is the seat of Russian political power, where the President of the Russian Federation stays.
540 Billet a private nonmilitary house where soldiers were assigned to lodge During the Second World War the building became a billet for soldiers.
541 Predatory associated with stealing or taking advantage of other people for private gain The predatory lender always assigns extremely high interest rates to his loans.
542 Strong physical power and/or demonstrated ability to endure strenuous tasks Wrestlers have to be both strong and crafty to defeat their hefty opponents.
543 Readout the output of a computer in readable form The ATM spit out a readout that told the customer how much money she had in her account.
544 Overhaul to assess and replace with something better or newer After the Bolsheviks assassinated the Romanovs, they began an overhaul of the Russian government and completely rewrote the laws.
545 Anxious worried or concerned Sylvia was anxious to finish her speech since getting in front of a large crowd of people made her tremble.
546 Optimum the best condition For my financial circumstances, the optimum loan would need to have an interest rate below four percent.
547 Frugal careful in spending money Stop being so frugal and just buy me a real gold necklace!
548 Servility eagerness to serve and please others The janitor’s servility caused her to go above and beyond to make her employer happy.
549 Pave to overlay a surface usually with cement or concrete in order to make it easier to travel on The interstate was down to one lane of traffic since the county decided to pave the rough road.
550 Homebody a person who prefers staying at home over going to other places Although I enjoy going out on dates sometimes, I’m really a homebody who would rather be at the house.
551 Metropolis a large, heavily populated city Accustomed to country life, the farmer had a difficult time adjusting to his new home in a metropolis.
552 Unwritten not recorded in writing Because the oral business agreement was unwritten, there was no paper to prove it existed.
553 Transmit to cause something to pass from one person or place to another We use telephones to transmit our voices from wherever we are to the location of the person we are talking to.
554 Absorb to take in or soak up a substance A sponge will absorb any water it is placed in quite well, since it is porous and designed for exactly that purpose.
555 Tenant someone that pays someone else to live on their property The tenant pays his landlord eight hundred dollars a month to live in his apartment complex.
556 Seder a Jewish ritual dinner that marks the beginning of the Jewish holiday of Passover A rabbi presided over the Seder, beginning with sanctification and a blessing being recited over wine.
557 Centripetal moving towards the center The centripetal star is slowly accelerating towards the middle of its solar system.
558 Therapy a treatment used to improve one’s physical or mental condition The patient is going to physical therapy to gain control of her knee movement again.
559 Bearable capable of being endured The window in my cell made my time in prison bearable.
560 Bittersweet something that offers both joy and pain or the tastes of sweet and bitter together Saying goodbye to my husband was such a bittersweet experience for me.
561 Soot fine black powder With a broom in his hand and a song in his heart, the chimney sweeper went about his task of sweeping up soot.
562 Caper a silly stunt or activity Grandpa Joe insisted he was too old for that type of caper and wouldn’t sing karaoke with us.
563 Emanate to come out from a source Hopefully, the fun memories of the weekend will emanate throughout the office and give all the employees a positive outlook this week.
564 Avail to be of advantage or use Stranded in the desert, Jake tried to restart his car but to no avail.
565 Absolution setting free from guilt, sin or penalty; forgiveness of an offense The killer got on his knees and begged for absolution at his execution.
566 Harassment behavior that is repeated and annoying or bothersome Sheila accused her boss of harassment after he continued to ask her out on dates.
567 Relative a family member connected As a close relative of Elvis Presley, the man tried to sell off his cousin’s things for top dollar.
568 Proffer an offer made to another individual  Since I am hungry, I am happy to accept your proffer of a meal.
569 Welkin the sky; heaven Looking up at the welkin, the camper was amazed by the countless stars.
570 Cacology a bad choice of words or pronunciation In a classic case of cacology, the speaker said several words that didn’t make sense in context.
571 Subordinate under the command of those with a greater position or rank Many women still believe they should be subordinate to their husbands and do everything they are told.
572 Multiverse a hypothetical space or realm consisting of more than one universe Steven Hawking insisted that we live in a multiverse of many different worlds.
573 Ascertain learn or discover with certainty; determine Detective Jimmy was able to quickly ascertain the suspect was not being honest with him.
574 Harm to hurt or injure I try not to harm animals, but was forced to kill the spider crawling in my bed.
575 Tepid displaying little interest or enthusiasm The play’s premiere received tepid reviews from the disappointed critics.
576 Cackle laugh resembling the cry of a hen or goose The comedian makes me laugh so hard I cackle like a witch!
577 Wince to make a tensing movement as a result of distress or pain The electric shock made the dog wince.
578 Paw the appendage of a two or four-legged animal When I noticed my cat moving her paw up and down on the sofa, I realized that she had torn a hole in the fabric.
579 Reiterate to do or say something many times; repeat Do you have to reiterate everything you say?
580 Manufacture to create items on a massive scale The company is relocating production to Asia because it is cheaper to manufacture products overseas.
581 Capitulation act of giving up or giving in After months of violence, the president’s troops were able to force capitulation from the exhausted rebels.
582 Stance one’s opinion or point of view Many citizens were in agreement with the governor’s stance on the matter.
583 Optometrist a doctor whose medical practice revolves around detecting and correcting vision problems Visiting the optometrist to have his eyes checked was quite an achievement for the overly nervous patient.
584 Cloister to isolate from others Although the girl was quite shy, she tried hard to not cloister herself in the corner at parties.
585 Investigate to examine, look into, or scrutinize in order to discover something hidden or secret In order to find the murderer, the detective would have to investigate the dark building for evidence.
586 Apothegm a short, witty, instructive saying “Don’t cry over spilled milk” is an apothegm which has become worn from overuse, but which will forever remain true and relevant.apothegm which has become worn from overuse, but which will forever remain true and relevant.’,3,1,3);”> 🔊
587 Sure certainty Sure, I can serve our guests their meal at the dinner theatre hosted by the local drama club.
588 Naturally to happen on its own, without help Sarah didn’t have to put hot rollers in her hair in the morning because she had naturally curly hair already.
589 Machismo exaggerated masculine pride A machismo makeover was just what the man needed to increase his masculinity.
590 Chisel a long-bladed hand tool that is struck with a hammer to cut or shape hard materials Ancient sculptors used a hammer and a chisel to shape the blocks of stones that they wished to turn into statues.
591 Part a piece or section of something Most of the cake was eaten at dinner, but a part of it was wrapped and saved for tomorrow.
592 Artifice a move made to obtain an advantage or trick someone The company’s artifice centers on lowering their prices to the point that no other company can compete.
593 Replica an exact copy My mom bought me a replica of the Colosseum as a souvenir.
594 Mettle strength of spirit; the ability to continue despite difficulties Of all the young men in the village, Caldor was the only one with enough mettle to face the dragon in its lair.
595 Ancestor family relative or thing that existed long ago While researching my family tree, I noticed an ancestor of mine was born in Iceland at the turn of the century.
596 Oars flat blades that are used to row a boat Pulling on both oars, the levers propelled the boat through the water.
597 Pipe a tube that is used to transport fluid Since a water pipe burst, we had no running water until it was repaired the next day.
598 Hotel a place where travelers pay to sleep overnight While traveling overnight, the Deans became tired and decided to rent a room at an interstate hotel.
599 Squeeze to firmly press After adding the sugar, squeeze and crush the lemon in the pitcher for homemade lemonade.
600 Affectation an unnatural form of behavior that is meant to impress others Jake’s proper manner of speaking was an affectation he put on when he was surrounded by the country club set.
601 Salvage something pulled out or saved because of its value The metal salvage we got from the old car is worth a tidy sum.
602 Bronze mixture of metal and tin that is yellowish brown The penny is the only bronze colored coined regularly used in the US.
603 Familiarize to make, or become familiar with something or someone Having just moved in, I walked around to familiarize myself with the neighborhood.
604 Rectitude behavior that is correct and moral Jake’s rectitude prevented him from lying to the police about his actions.
605 Recently lately; not long ago Recently, several children have asked to join our book club.
606 Trench a long, narrow hole in the ground, that is usually deep and has a purpose The car swerved off the road and into a deep trench full of rainwater.
607 Inward toward the inside The pastry chef rolled the two corners of the dough inward so that they could meet in the middle.
608 West the direction toward the point of the horizon where the sun set If you turn left at the northern star, you will be traveling due west.
609 Parvenu an individual who moves from a lower economic and social class to a higher one while remaining an outsider To the town’s oldest and wealthiest families, the lottery winner was a parvenu who would never be welcome in their social circle.
610 Beneficiary a group or individual that gains something As the billionaire’s only beneficiary, Cheryl will receive the entire estate.
611 Maestro a master of music who is skilled in playing or conducting Leading the orchestra through their set, the maestro amazed the crowd with his conducting.
612 Exhibitionist an individual who uses his or her behavior to catch peoples’ attention The female rapper is an exhibitionist who attracts attention by wearing revealing clothing.
613 Recast to allocate the parts of a play to different actors than originally intended The actors in the play were recast once the director realized that they were not in the best roles possible.
614 Fancy to want to do something We fancy a trip to the islands, but our budget won’t allow it.
615 Threshold the level at which an individual is defenseless or helpless I knew I had reached my threshold of pain when I had to take a pill for comfort.
616 Retrograde reverting backwards The stroke caused the teenager to make a retrograde fall into his childhood behaviors.
617 Natal associated with a birth I consider Smithfield to be my natal home because I was born there thirty years ago.
618 Cradle a rocking infant’s bed that usually has sides After singing a lullaby while swinging the baby in his cradle, Baby Bobby quickly fell asleep.
619 Tolerable something that is alright or decent, but not terrible or great The average performance of the actors on stage was tolerable, and I certainly would not give them any special awards.
620 Empowerment power or authority given to someone The women’s empowerment movement was all about helping women take control of their own lives.
621 Avow to admit or confess something publicly Because the man would not avow himself as a follower of the king in front of the villagers, he was sentenced to death.
622 Ruminant a type of animal with a four-chambered stomach hat brings up food from its stomach and chews it again The water buffalo is a ruminant, which means it has a four-chambered stomach.
623 Epitome an example that represents or expresses something very well Because our mayor is the epitome of a good citizen, he has been in office for over ten years.
624 Snide indirectly unkind or insulting Tina always made snide and cutting remarks when trying to hurt her younger sister’s feelings.
625 Pretext a fake excuse or reason Under pretext of being a police officer, the gang member gained entry into the rival gang leader’s apartment.
626 Drab dull; lacking brightness or enthusiasm Somber and drab, the gloomy hospital room made the depressed patient even sadder.
627 Shrewd having or showing sharp powers of judgment; sharp-witted It takes a shrewd analyst to really make a killing in the stock market.
628 Iconoclast someone who attacks the beliefs, customs, and opinions that most people in a society accept Because Jared was an iconoclast and dared to question the company’s mission, he was fired from his job.
629 Urgently in a way that requires quick action The telegram was sent urgently to quickly warn the other ship of the iceberg.
630 Unconducive not favorable or not encouraging Constant moving around can make a classroom unconducive for taking test.
631 Perceive to view or become aware of Sometimes I am so concerned about how others perceive me that I do not always listen to my own voice.
632 Tender soft, gentle manner The mother gave her newborn a tender look so full of love that it brought her husband to tears.
633 Responsible having control and authority over something while being accountable for its protection or outcome Elizabeth is responsible for cooking Christmas dinner and I am in charge of the decorations.
634 Commodious spacious and convenient; roomy and comfortable I finally found an inexpensive hotel with rooms that are commodious enough for the whole family.
635 Rang caused a device with a bell to ring by striking it The children rang the doorbell and then ran away as soon as someone answered the call.
636 Ceremony a formal event held on a special occasion Preparing for the upcoming ceremony, the pastor rehearsed his speech for the nuptials.
637 Immigrate to leave one country to permanently stay in another country Sari would like to immigrate to the United States and find a better life than the one she has in Syria.
638 Thus as an effect of something else; then “We have sold 225 dollars worth of girl scout cookies thus far,” said the troop leader, “but we have a long way to go to reach our goal.”
639 Synchronous events occurring at the same time or pace The cyclists’ wheels were in such perfect synchronous motion with each other that they crossed the finish line at the same time.
640 Assessment the process of making a judgement or evaluation about someone or something The assessment of my car damage was that it was totaled from the accident.
641 Median the middle number of a set of ordered numbers The median household income for this major city is $56,000 with half of the lower incomes being below that amount and the higher incomes being above that amount.
642 Behalf representative of The director accepted the award on behalf of the entire cast.
643 Already at present; even now The banker couldn’t attend the board meeting since he was already in a loan hearing across town.
644 Pitied to have feelings of sadness or sorrow for others Even though he was a Union soldier, the private pitied the confederate homeowners who lost everything during the war.
645 Unusual rare or uncommon It isn’t unusual for the employee to take off from work since she likes to stay home at least once a week.
646 Alter to change in some way The Photoshop expert can alter the picture to make people think you spent your vacation on the beach.
647 Inveterate have a particular interest or habit that is unlikely to change Because Janet was an inveterate traveler, it seemed as though she lived at the airport.
648 Quite significantly; fairly Seasoned wings were quite tasty, but not as delicious as the corn on the cob.
649 Prod to push something forward, can refer to a physical object or a situation The shepherd tried to prod the sheep back in the direction of the field, but they continued to scuttle the wrong way.
650 Arid incredibly dry; lacking water  The crops will not grow in the arid ground because the soil is too dry.
651 Disrupt to interrupt something by causing a problem or disturbance The jealous younger sibling attempted to disrupt his brother’s birthday party by throwing a tantrum to place the attention on him instead.
652 Renascent becoming popular again The renascent team was becoming more and more popular with every step they took towards the playoffs.
653 Power to supply a device with energy In order to power an electronic device, you must plug it into a source of electrical energy for it to run.
654 Mausoleum a large elegant building that holds tombs The king wants to be entombed inside of a mausoleum.
655 Heartfelt honestly meant; sincere The heartfelt card brought tears to my eyes.
656 Pat to touch or tap something softly “Pat yourself on the back for a job well done on the difficult test,” the teacher said to her class.
657 Spray to apply liquid in a shower of tiny drops My dad used the water hose to spray water on the brown grass of his yard.
658 Bookkeeping the recording of financial transactions on a daily basis Only one accountant is responsible for the bookkeeping while the other deal with other financial transactions.
659 Nonconformist not conforming to established customs etc The nonconformist farmer loves to wear his overalls to important meetings.
660 Enforcement the process of making sure that people follow a law/rule Enforcement of the park rules meant that people were not allowed in after dark.
661 Avoidable able to be stopped or prevented Diabetes can be avoidable if you reduce your sugar intake and exercise regularly.
662 Indecorous not proper; inappropriate Everyone was shocked when Gail wore the indecorous outfit to the church party.
663 Kilter not working well, out of order An unexpected surge of both the flu and strep throat threw the unprepared clinic out of kilter.
664 Jeopardize to put at risk Do not jeopardize your good grade by failing to turn in your assignment.
665 Supplementary something that is added to something else This income is supplementary to my regular job, and I enjoy the chance to earn extra money.
666 Vow an unwavering decision, usually of great importance to those involved On their wedding day, John made a vow to love his wife beyond death and into the next life.
667 Transplant to relocate or move something The couple decided to transplant themselves in a new city so that they could get a fresh start.
668 Bane something causing misery or death Distraction is the bane of productivity when I’m trying to get anything done.
669 Cheap low in price; not expensive Cheap products can be purchased at the Dollar Tree since everything there costs a dollar or less.
670 Culinary relating to cooking The chef created a culinary masterpiece that wowed his patrons.
671 Blab to talk or gossip too much At recess, the mouthy students continued to blab about why they hated their teacher.
672 Culminate to come to a significant point such as the end of an event At the end of the night, the concert will culminate in a huge fireworks display.
673 Undertow an underlying mood or feeling that is present just below the surface An undertow of grief swept over the widow as she laid her husband to rest.
674 Immolation the act of killing or sacrificing somebody Eating nothing but candy is a sure path towards immolation of your health.
675 Hypocrisy the practice of professing standards, beliefs, etc, opposite to one’s real character or actual behavior Students protested that the rule about cell phones was just a bunch of hypocrisy because teachers were always using their cell phones.
676 Simply in a plain and straightforward manner The designer likes to make her dresses simply and includes very few bright colors or details to the material.
677 Situational dependent upon a certain set of circumstances or situations The punishment for the crime seems to be situational since some of the cons go to jail and some get probation instead.
678 Azure a vibrant blue hue On the cruise, I spent hours appreciating the ocean’s azure waves.
679 Oncology the examination and analysis of cancer After detecting a tumor in the man’s brain, his family physician knew to refer him to a specialist of oncology.
680 Emotion an instinctive or intuitive feeling, as opposed to logic and rationale Happiness is an emotion that we all wish to experience throughout our lifetime in spades, but unfortunately we must all endure tough times.
681 Accept to agree to take or receive Cinderella tried to accept the prince’s invite to the ball, but her stepmother got in the way.
682 Hammy overly dramatic and theatrical The actress’s hammy performance wasn’t terrible, but it was a tad bit over-the-top.
683 Sputter to spit or speak in an explosive manner When oil started to sputter from the car, I knew I wasn’t going home anytime soon.
684 Reverie a mental break from reality; a daydream I was angry when my children interrupted my reverie about my mansion and household servants.
685 Wickedness evilness that is morally wrong or harmful A sense of wickedness filled the witch’s castle, and her evilness could be felt throughout each room.
686 Canto a section or stanza of a lengthy poem “Samuel, please read the next canto in the poem,” the teacher told the moaning student who would be reading for the next three pages.
687 Equate to view as being equal in value  I was angry when I learned the insurance check wouldn’t equate to the painting’s purchase price.
688 Sonnet verse form consisting of fourteen lines Every time grouchy Bob began to hear a sonnet, he would cover his ears.
689 Cycle a series of events that happens over and over The election cycle repeats itself every four years.
690 Cryptography the process of writing or reading secret messages or codes Spies during the war practiced cryptography, making sure to send the information they gathered in private, coded forms.
691 Treason the offense of betraying a nation When the soldier sold military secrets to a foreign government, he was arrested for the crime of treason.
692 Connoisseur an expert on a particular subject Because the psychologist talks to many individuals, she considers herself to be a connoisseur of people and their relationships.
693 Preponderant blatantly influential and powerful The United States, Russia, and the China are preponderant military powers who have major influence over matters of diplomacy.
694 Spread to extend something’s surface area, height, or width The chef spread the raw pizza dough from its compact ball to a flat circle on the table.
695 Skirmish a skirmish is a brief argument Several players got into a skirmish following the first play of the game.
696 Dreck flimsy or cheaply made Bargain hunters are always looking for products that are low in price but not dreck or of low quality.
697 Coil to wind in circles or rings We watched the snake coil itself around its prey so that it could constrict it to death.
698 Closeness to be in immediate distance or time to something else  Living in the same community, the closeness of the family could be seen when they attended every function together.
699 Breadth the extent or measure of how broad or wide something is The gossip quickly spanned the breadth of the school building.
700 Recuperate to obtain something that has been lost, usually one’s good health or a financial stake Hopefully Jean will recuperate quickly and be able to leave the hospital soon.
701 Existential something relating or dealing with existence Perhaps the most existential question is “what is the meaning of life?”
702 Invective abusive language used to criticize The newspaper’s invective of the novel really made the author angry.
703 Autochthonous original inhabitants of a place without any migration or intermingling of other groups Many autochthonous tribes in remote corners of Siberia have never been approached by colonists or married outside of their group.
704 Backrest a support used to brace the area around one’s spine After having surgery on his spine, the patient used a backrest for added support.
705 Thrill excitement and joy The teenage girls were all smiles on their first road trip due to the thrill of the adventure.
706 Chauvinism a narrow-minded confidence in the supremacy of one’s own group or gender Despite the chauvinism of the male racers, Danica went on to become a successful racecar driver.
707 Demure shy and modest; reserved My sister is too outgoing for anyone to ever accuse her of being demure.
708 Animate to become enlivened and stimulated Once the upbeat music began, it seemed to animate the toddlers into jumping and dancing all around the room.
709 Traumatized to cause someone to become extremely upset in a way that causes serious emotional problems Being robbed at work traumatized the store clerk leaving her too afraid to leave her home.
710 Apathetic having little or no interest or concern The employee’s apathetic attitude was apparent in the rude way he greeted customers.
711 Relieve to take away Medication to relieve the gun shot victim’s pain wasn’t strong enough to make a real difference.
712 Socialist an individual who supports the policies of socialism A socialist is a person who favors the principles of socialism in government.
713 Rally to come together in support Soldiers in the regime would rally around one another after every completed mission.
714 Labile easily or frequently changed My body’s response to dairy products is labile and usually hurts worse when I exercise after consumption.
715 Seething intensely hot; boiling with anger. The cook dashed some salt into the kettle of seething water.
716 Shiftless having a shortage of ambition; lazy The shiftless man spent most of his day sleeping on the couch.
717 Allocution a speech given to a convicted defendant by the judge just prior to sentencing During the allocution, the convicted party refused to listen to the judge as she spoke.
718 Bounce to move quickly up and down  My children aren’t allowed to bounce on the bed when they play in their room.
719 Cable a thick rope or cord that usually has wire in the middle The television repairman ran a wired cable from the back of the television into the wall.
720 Heron a fish-eating bird that is best known for its long neck, legs, and bill At the base of the waterfall, the heron has its bill in the water hunting for fish.
721 Toothsome tasty and delicious The toothsome gumbo is the most delicious dish included on the café’s menu.
722 Skirt skirt is to go around something instead of directly through it Do not skirt around the truth about this issue, tell me exactly what happened and when.
723 Onslaught a fierce attack After the apartment fire, there was an onslaught of frustrated people displaced from their homes.
724 Verklempt overwhelmed by emotion After her father’s death, the verklempt woman cried herself to self every night.
725 Schism a split or separation within a group or organization The schism between my two best friends put me in the awkward position of having to choose one over the other.
726 Agnostic a person who knows there is no way to know if God exists or not The agnostic woman has read the Bible and other religious texts but still doesn’t think there is a way to prove that God exists.
727 Mound an elevated heap or pile Rolling down the steep mound, the children laughed as they turned over on the dirt.
728 Achieve to successfully get or accomplish I will achieve my goal through patience and diligence.
729 Seductive tempting; alluring Seductive plates full of scrumptious shrimp and mouthwatering steak made the guests mouth water.
730 Toughness the act of being solid and effortless Toughness exuded from the young man since he could take any insult and punch without even flinching.
731 Still devoid of motion, movement, or sound The meteorologist warned citizens to be leery of the still trees because the lack of movement was only a natural calm before the fiercest weather struck.
732 Payroll distinct amounts of money distributed to a list of workers for conducting their job At the Bush Family Restaurant, payroll required the owners to issue a check to each member of her wait staff for minimum wage.
733 Tremulous shaking or quivering Her voice was weak and tremulous, but the audience clapped politely when she finished the aria.
734 Containment the action of restricting or controlling a dangerous person or thing Containment is the goal of the firemen as they try and control the forest fire.
735 Nurture to help a person or thing thrive Good parents nurture their children so they will become happy and healthy adults.
736 Unite to join more than one thing together If we are to win the war, our soldiers must unite and face the enemy.
737 Retrieve to recover or regain When the baseball went into the mean neighbor’s yard, everyone was too scared to retrieve it.
738 Superlative exceptionally good; excellent She was a superlative student, getting nearly perfect grades on every assignment.
739 Gross disgusting, nasty When I observed my skinned knee, a gross white slime oozed from beneath the scraped skin and blood.
740 Calumniate to voice untrue accounts about an individual or group In an attempt to prevent the mayor’s reelection, someone has been using the Internet to calumniate the city leader’s family.
741 Super extraordinary or excellent You did a super job on your math test to have scored an A+.
742 Compendium an assortment of items displayed as a set The book is nothing more than a compendium of the author’s rants against the government.
743 Aperture a gap such as a hole or cavity The missile left a gigantic aperture in the wall of the terrorist’s hideout.
744 Cortege an individual’s entourage or a grave procession A cortege of vehicles followed the hearse into the cemetery.
745 Reformer a person who makes changes to something in order to make it better The president tried to present himself as a reformer who will bring the country back to greatness.
746 Exile the state of being expelled from one’s country or home The military leader was forced into exile and spent his final days on a small island.
747 Scope the extent or range of which something is deals with The manager got off task and asked questions that were outside the scope of the current meeting.
748 Sober sober means solemn, serious, and sensitive The interviewee gave a blank sober stare into the camera lens prior to her meeting.
749 Pretest a test given before instruction or evaluation Each new product must undergo a pretest to determine if it passes inspection and can be put on the shelves.
750 Grueling requiring great effort; extremely tiring For over a year, Jake prepared for the grueling triathlon.
751 Mime a performer that uses movements and gestures instead of words to express something or tell a story The face-painted mime used its hands to pretend that it was stuck in a box while performing for the children.
752 Rafters sloping wooden beams that support a roof The wooden rafters holding up the tilting roof up were the last bit of structure still standing after the tornado ripped the building apart.
753 Farce a ridiculous situation or event Many argue that the government today is a mere farce of what it started out as.
754 Enjoin to prohibit someone from performing an action The angry man wanted the judge to grant an injunction to enjoin his ex-wife from selling their vacation home.
755 Secure to attach something soundly Forgetting to secure his bike with the chain, the boy was extremely disappointed to find that it was stolen overnight.
756 Government the ruling body of a nation, state, or community Each of the three branches of government share power, meaning no one section is in full control of national decisions.
757 Military the armed forces of a country Without a military, a country cannot wage war with another for lack of soldiers and weapons to wage it with.
758 Wreak cause a lot of damage or harm If the internet goes down, it will wreak havoc with our ability to communicate and continue doing any kind of business.
759 Affair an issue or concern that is handled Stealing office supplies became a company affair when the company began to lose money due to the theft.
760 Somber grim or miserable When I saw the doctor’s somber expression, I knew my diagnosis was not a good one.
761 Shambled to move with a slow, shuffling, awkward gait Moving at a slow and steady pace, the man shambled up the stairs to the guest bedroom.
762 Chop to cut something into pieces with a sharp blow from an edged tool Without a gas fireplace, my dad always had to go into the woods and chop lumber for our family with an axe.
763 Boulder a large rock typically made smooth by erosion A large boulder fell from the cliffs above during the storm, blocking the road with its smooth surface.
764 Clabber curdle Leaving the toddler’s cup in the sun caused the milk inside to clabber.
765 Indecision unable to decide between choices The politician’s indecision in policy ties caused him to lose the votes of both the Republicans and Democrats.
766 Avian relating to birds The avian part of the animal kingdom includes every type of bird there is, from the flightless penguin to the majestic eagle.
767 Plume a cloud of smoke, dust, or vapor that spreads into the air A plume of steam rose up from the place where the geyser bubbled.
768 Dictatorship a form of government in which one person has total power There is no freedom when living in a dictatorship.
769 Demonstrative openly affectionate Because Susan was raised in a family that was far from demonstrative, she is not comfortable sharing her emotions.
770 Happenstance a chance situation or coincidence The coffeeshop conversation was happenstance, a coincidental meeting that lead to a whirlwind romance.
771 Poltergeist an unseen ghost which makes noises and causes disruption, especially by causing physical objects to move or fly about Fearing the poltergeist would keep her up all night with his howling and scary noises, the girl wore earplugs to bed.
772 Weakling a coward who is too afraid and weak Considered a weakling by his family, Linden wanted to prove that he could stand up for himself and put his cowardly ways behind him.
773 Haven a location that offers security Safe Haven is the local shelter that offers housing and counseling for abused women.
774 Vain without success After Vera failed the class, it was obvious her long hours of studying were in vain.
775 Celibacy the state of voluntarily being unmarried, sexually abstinent, or both The sister’s vow of celibacy was not understood by her family members but was respected.
776 Commander-in-chief the supreme commander in a country’s armed forces The President of the United States is the Commander-in-chief of its armed forces, the supreme commander above all others.
777 Mood disposition; temperament The worker was so exhausted and irritable that literally anything could cause her mood to plummet.
778 Great large in size or dimensions The great pyramids of Giza tower over the other stunning wonders of the world.
779 Recipe a set of instructions for preparing a dish Mixing up my grandmother’s famous chocolate cake for the fiftieth, I no longer needed to look at the recipe.
780 Troposphere part of the atmosphere where visible weather changes occur Meteorologists analyze shifting weather patterns in the troposphere in order to predict the forecast.
781 Voyeuristic getting pleasure from secretly watching other people taking their clothes off or having sex Arrested for videoing women without their consent, the voyeuristic neighbor is being held on a fifty-thousand dollar bond.
782 Covetous displaying greed for another individual’s belongings The covetous woman couldn’t stop staring at my designer handbag.
783 Vet to assess for specific qualities (positive or negative) before making a final decision The FBI makes it a habit to vet potential employees for any criminal history or psychological issues before hiring.
784 Plebiscite an election in which individuals cast votes in favor of or against a major proposal or candidate Do you think voters will come out for the presidential plebiscite this year?
785 Contemporaneous taking place during the same period of time The dancers have practiced for months to get their movements in sync and contemporaneous.
786 Falsehood something that is an outright lie or fib Despite the fact that Henry VIII told an obvious falsehood about his wife’s infidelity, the people of England were too scared to question the king and she was beheaded.
787 Avaricious desirous of wealth or advancement Since Tiffany was an avaricious reader, her reading level was at 12th grade level even though she was still in 4th grade.
788 Bandwagon a cause or thing that has become trendy or fashionable Many city residents jumped on the football bandwagon after our local professional team won the national championship.
789 Marauder an individual who is constantly looking for something to steal The marauder uses his quick hands to rob people on public buses.
790 Germinate to mature or develop Without sunlight, the seeds will not germinate.
791 Ping a sharp sound, like that of metal striking something While making a toast to the bride and groom, the woman tapped her glass with a high-pitched ping.
792 Acquaintance a person one knows slightly but not well Ms. Smith was embarrassed that she didn’t know the name of the acquaintance who recognized her at the store.
793 Dependence the attribute of relying on someone or something else As a teenager, I have a dependence on my parents to take care of and provide for me, though that will change when I am an adult.
794 Grant to consent to provide something that was asked for Since the couple proved they had been working full-time for the past three years and had limited bills, the bank decided to grant them a house loan.
795 Squash to crush, press or mash If you aren’t careful, you will squash the banana and it will be smeared all over your new bag.
796 Long-winded lengthy and word in speech The student’s long-winded response was much more lengthy than the client required.
797 Subjective open to an individual’s interpretation The judge was dismissed from the case because of the subjective views he held about the defendant.
798 Portage an act of carrying The portage across the canal required a hefty fee.
799 Move move means relocate Instead of standing still in line, the children chose to dance and move the entire time.
800 Veritably extremely or greatly as compared to something else Lynette, veritably, is a much better driver than her crash dummy sister.
801 Moldering decaying or rotting slowly; disintegrating Once valued possessions now sit moldering in an attic, frayed and covered in a thick layer dust.
802 Confrontation the act of confronting or challenging another especially face to face She had a heated confrontation with her parents over homework.
803 Mudslinging the use of insults and accusations as a way of tarnishing someone’s reputation Because of their constant mudslinging, both political candidates were known as slanderers.
804 Mirrored having a surface that is reflective like a mirror The mirrored sunglasses reflect out and stop others from seeing through the lens.
805 Alert to strongly make someone or something aware of trouble or something dangerous that is about to occur Sheriff Taylor needed to alert the citizens of his small town about the approaching large hurricane close to them.
806 Discrete separate; distinct; individual Brown and white rice are two discrete varieties.
807 Criticism the expression of disapproval and judgement of someone or something Nia’s father’s negative criticism of her work made her consider giving up painting all together.
808 Curtness the quality of appearing rudely blunt and brief Behavior specialists assist schools by lessening the curtness from the troubled students.
809 Mutinous not following orders; rebelling against authority Can you believe the bodyguard was the head of the mutinous plot to kill the king?
810 Stead a role or task someone or something is supposed to fill as a substitute You were supposed to go to the meeting in Zach’s stead since he was sick.
811 Hopeless without hope; having no expectation of good Sitting in jail, Roy felt that his situation was hopeless without the slightest possibility that he would ever see the light of day.
812 Extravaganza excessive and lavish celebration or performance Carnival in Venice, Italy, is an annual extravaganza of elaborate masks, dancing, music, and feasting before Lent.
813 Vigilante a person who is not a member of law enforcement but who pursues and punishes criminals Although he didn’t set out to be a vigilante, Peter Parker became famous for finding bad guys and making them pay.
814 Maritime related to the sea or sailing After recently purchasing a boat, they decided to embark on a maritime adventure.
815 Credence mental acceptance as true or real Because the experiment had been performed over a hundred times, a great deal of credence was given to the results.
816 Dandle to move up and down on one’s knee or in one’s arms, in affectionate play, as an infant Once Uncle Claude saw his two-year old nephew, he began to dandle him on his knee.
817 Brook a body of running water smaller than a river; a small stream Oscar and I prefer to fish at the quiet brook because it is less crowded than the beach.
818 Gibe an insulting comment Jack never failed to make a gibe about his ex-boss who married his ex-wife.
819 Coffer a strong chest or box that is used to store money or valuables After placing all his loot into the coffer, the pirate locked the chest.
820 Callous showing or having an insensitive and cruel disregard for others There is so much crime in this country that many people have become callous about it and tend to look the other way.
821 Reprobate a wicked or evil person While Janice pretended to be a good girl, she was really a reprobate who would do anything to get what she wanted.
822 Schlump a lazy and sloppily dressed person who does everything in a slow or dull way The lazy schlump sleeps in class when he does show up and rarely ever participates in discussions.
823 Membership an individual becomes a member of a club, group, or organization Amanda was pleasantly surprised to receive a one year membership to a local fitness center for a birthday present paid for by her children.
824 Omnipotent having virtually unlimited power or influence My teenager daughter likes to believe she is omnipotent in our household.
825 Fealty an official acknowledgment of loyalty When the president took his oath, he swore fealty to the nation.
826 Esprit the quality of being lively and spirited Several of the esprit cheerleaders were able to liven the crowd even though the team was losing.
827 Plop a thud sound of something being dropped The baseball fell out of the pitcher’s hand, and it made a plop and thump sound as it hit the ground.
828 Teeming filled with an abundance of things The homeless dog’s fur was teeming with fleas.
829 Revamp to give new improvement or life to something old The city decided to revamp their town monument, since it was looking a little old and beaten after forty years of only basic care.
830 Happier having more joy Money might not buy happiness, but I would be much happier driving a Porsche than a Pinto.
831 Cement to firmly bind or join something together The newlywed couple hoped that their new baby would further cement their marriage.
832 Instantaneous done immediately When the emergency room physician detected the patient’s ruptured spleen, he wheeled the patient upstairs for an instantaneous operation or the patient would die.
833 Oriented showing the direction towards something Often times college juniors and seniors contribute in helping freshman become oriented to college life. 
834 Regime a style of management or rule In order to build muscle and lose fat, a weight lifter must follow a rigorous regime composed of intense workouts and a strict diet.
835 Abrasive unlikeable; nasty Because of Kurt’s abrasive personality, most people try to avoid him at work.
836 Taiga large region of North America, Eurasia, and parts of Russia with subarctic climate and expansive forests The great Russian taiga is known for its abundance of snow and hulking pine trees.
837 Undisputed certain; definite The vote count was undisputed until several people came forward saying the machines had been rigged.
838 Breathe the intake and release of air Because we cannot breathe under water, swimmers can only stay under for a short amount of time.
839 Wise intelligent; sensible Although the young woman was an A student, she wasn’t very wise when it came to dating decisions.
840 Smog fog or haze that is polluted with smoke Thick smog filled the air outside of the huge factory, polluting the sky all around the plant.
841 Productivity a measure for how efficiently well something is working Because the machines keep malfunctioning, the company’s production productivity has gone way down.
842 Consignment goods sent for sale We purchased a vintage sofa on consignment.
843 Infidelity the act of being unfaithful to your intimate partner My husband’s infidelity with another woman led me to file for divorce.
844 Posterity all future generations We bury time capsules for ourselves and for posterity.
845 Exploration adventuring into an unknown place in order to become educated about it Several kids decided to conduct an exploration of the cave due to their curiosity of science.
846 Sickle describes something with a curved or crescent-like shape The patient’s sickle shaped cells were curved, not round like a normal person’s cells.
847 Wisely in an intelligent or clever way Choosing his meal wisely, the dieter vowed to make smarter food choices from here on out.
848 Discard to throw something away because it is considered not valuable or needed Since I decided to discard all of my previous emails, I did not have the evidence stating that I loaned the woman money due to her admission in a June email.
849 Romanticism a way of thinking or describing things makes them sound more exciting than they really are Because he is such a realistic person, George doesn’t understand his wife’s romanticism.
850 Spiritually in a way that is related to the human spirit or soul Prayer and meditation are both ways to keep yourself spiritually healthy.
851 Imbalance lack of balance or being out of proportion An imbalance of the number of men and women in Alaska makes it extremely difficult for a man to find a wife.
852 Suggestion an idea or plan that has been put forth Joey mentioned a new idea for the business model, and we all appreciated his suggestion.
853 Kith friends and acquaintances The man was such a scrooge, he even loathed his own kith and kin!
854 Transcript a written or printed copy of material No one is allowed to view the trial transcript because the file is sealed.
855 Observation that which is noticed by observing or listening During our observation, we watched the solution change colors.
856 Handy useful; practical The woman’s husband was not a good cook, but was handy around the house when things needed to be fixed.
857 Stratification process leading to formation of layers Taking millions of years, the stratification of the rock was not an instant process.
858 Vertebrate an animal of any species that has a backbone or spinal column Because it is a vertebrate, the fish a backbone that must be removed before being eaten.
859 Wearisome tiring or exhausting Because of the wearisome plowing he does, the hardworking farmer usually comes home exhausted.
860 Curtain a piece of fabric that is traditionally hung to block out light or hide things from view Pulling the curtain to a close, the stagehands pulled out the furniture and props for the next act.
861 Vertical ascending upwards and downwards in a straight line Disney’s Tower of Terror is a vertical drop from 199 ft. in the air, straight to the ground.
862 Technic the way a skill or event is presented The expert fisherman explained the technic to catching a fish by using a desirable bait and lots of patience.
863 Incontrovertible cannot deny or disprove; unable to change form How can you deny the incontrovertible proof staring you in the face?
864 Gram a metric unit that is used to measure mass and is 1/1000 of a kilogram The patient took a two gram does of the medication each morning before bedtime.
865 Line a row of persons or things The teachers will often have to settle the children down while they’re waiting in the lunch line.
866 Cute adorable with a youthful appearance Smiling down at the cute puppy, the little girl fell in love with its pretty eyes and begged to take him home.
867 Deputation a body of individuals sent to speak for a group or nation Carl was a member of the deputation of local businessmen who attended the state tourism convention.
868 Stunted to decrease or halt a normal occurrence Due to taking drugs during the mother’s pregnancy, the result caused the stunted growth in the baby.
869 Amendment a change or alteration An amendment was made to the original divorce decree because the wife’s name was spelled wrong.
870 Telescopic relating to a telescope or optical enlargement The telescopic nature of the lens made the image look larger to me, just like a telescope is supposed to do.
871 Dense crowded together; packed The forest was so dense we could barely walk between the trees.
872 Fantasy a pleasant thought of an unlikely enjoyable situation When she was young, I often found my daughter Kendra in her room withdrawn into her own fantasy world.
873 Accomplish to achieve or complete something Even though I used to be pretty bad at mathematics, through hard work and dedication I was able to accomplish my goal of getting an A in the class as my final grade.
874 Preparation getting something ready or organized In preparation for the grand opening, the baker created several dozen special cupcakes.
875 Racy describes something exciting and slightly shocking because it is sexual Racy pictures of the celebrity showed up in the tabloid, embarrassing her husband and children.
876 Sluggard a generally lazy and unproductive person Jonas was your typical sluggard who loved nothing more than laying in his bed and playing video games all day.
877 Interpreter someone who translates from one language into another As I visited rural China, my interpreter explained in English what the local farmer was saying in Mandarin Chinese about his crops.
878 Recap a review of something The teacher gave us a recap of everything we had learned over the semester the day before the final exam.
879 Bifurcate divided or forked into two If citizens are worried about a government having too much power, a bifurcate government would allow one branch to check the other branch
880 Intensely very strongly, in an extreme way Staring intensely at the mirror, the woman couldn’t figure out how she’d managed to put on so much weight.
881 Laudable deserving to be praised or admired While Jason did not win the contest, his efforts were laudable enough to be mentioned by the judges.
882 Rendezvous an arranged meeting that is often held in secrecy The detective is going to try and catch the lovers during their intimate rendezvous.
883 Water clear liquid that that is used for drinking or washing that falls from clouds as rain Filling her tub with cold water, the woman got her clothes ready to be washed.
884 Today at the present time I have a doctor’s appointment at two-o’clock today and will take a cab to the clinic.
885 Flounce to storm or stomp around in an agitated way Feeling misunderstood, the girl decided to flounce off in a huff.
886 Breeze gentle, blowing wind Rocking back and forth, the hammock was moved by a gentle breeze.
887 Stertorous breathing in a noisy and heavy way The husband’s stertorous breathing kept his wife up all night long.
888 Publicity public attention, or something that is within the public eye If you want more publicity as an author, you will need to work with good publishers to get your name out there for everyone to see.
889 Volcano a mountainlike opening in the earth’s crust through which molten lava, rocks, and gas spews out The active volcano in Hawaii continues to gush gaseous lava and ash through It’s funnel-like top.
890 Rancid being foul in taste or smell The oil went rancid because it was overly exposed to sunlight.
891 Declare to make an official statement People speculate the candidate will declare an end to his campaign because of the massive drop in his poll numbers.
892 Author someone who writes books for a living Theodor Seuss Geisel was a famous author who published over sixty children’s books bearing the name Dr. Seuss.
893 Postnatal related to the period of time following childbirth A baby needs a lot of postnatal care to ensure that it is healthy before it can leave the hospital.
894 Taxation the process of levying taxes The Revolutionary War was waged for many reasons, but one of the causes that ignited the conflict included unfair taxation in which Americans had to pay money to the Crown without representation.
895 Spiritual related to the human spirit or soul Buddhists believe that a spiritual path to enlightenment is possible for human souls that are able to find the truth about life.
896 Individual separate; single Each individual egg was filled with candy and other treats for the children.
897 Vivify to arouse, stimulate or invigorate Exercise and eating healthy can really vivify someone into doing more activities in their day due to their increase in energy.
898 Maltreat to treat someone or something cruelly or violently The child was in a lot of trouble because of the way he would maltreat our dog, kicking him whenever he was angry.
899 Ancient referring to something that is extremely old or something that happened long ago To the boy, his grandfather was nearly ancient at eighty years of age.
900 Congeal to change from a liquid to solid state They refrigerated the liquid gelatin so it would congeal before they ate it.
901 Irresolute not certain about something As the troubled young girl faced her school principal, she was irresolute and did not know what to expect as a consequence for her behavior.
902 Robust strong and healthy In order to be a fireman, one needs to be robust because fighting fires is a very difficult job.
903 Omphaloskepsis a reflection process involved in looking at or becoming fascinated with your belly button As the quiet group of eccentric people stood bent over at the waist, their location for their omphaloskepsis at the public park made passersby stare at them.
904 Contestant someone who takes part in a contest or competition If you are taking part in a competition, such as a game show on TV, you are a contestant.
905 Sadder filled with more sorrow or grief in comparison to someone, something else, or another time Losing a loved one is always difficult, but I was much sadder the day by grandmother died than during any other loss.
906 Ossify to become firm in a certain way My father’s opinion has started to ossify so I know he won’t change his mind.
907 Scuffle rough, disorderly fight or struggle at close quarters In order to downplay the actual fight, the siblings told their parents the reasons for the bloody noses and torn clothing was due to a small scuffle they had a few minutes ago.
908 Career a job or occupation that a person does for an extended period I want to take on a career in teaching, but my parents insist that I become a doctor.
909 Piety respect and devotion to a higher power or religious organization The millionaire’s act of piety was a huge donation that allowed the church to build homes for five needy families.
910 Distribute to divide into portions and dispense Churches often distribute pamphlets to invite people to attend their Sunday service.
911 Shipper a person or company that transports goods An experienced shipper is needed to transport the fragile cargo from Chicago to Atlanta.
912 Scorch to burn the surface something Janine is a horrible cook and tends to scorch anything she puts in a frying pan.
913 Blithe carefree and unconcerned The rebellious teenager was blithe about her failing grades.
914 Dependable able to be depended on Although I do not trust mechanics, I am happy to use Chris because of how dependable he is.
915 Preferable more suitable than other options Since nurses are constantly on their feet, they find flat shoes preferable to heels.
916 Realign to bring back into alignment; to restore to a new or correct position Doctors worked to relieve his shoulder pain and realign the joint.
917 Befall to occur or happen to a person If anything bad should befall me, I leave all my possessions to my loving husband.
918 Perspicuity clearness that is easy to understand Lack of perspicuity made the mayor’s speech confusing and bewildering.
919 Backfire of a plan or scheme to have the opposite outcome of what was expected The celebrity thinks her racy Twitter comments help her gain fans, but I believe writing these kinds of statements might backfire.
920 Obtrusive obvious in an unlikable way The vinegar in the sauce was obtrusive and ruined the taste of the steak.
921 Therapy remedy or help to mend an ailment or condition Therapy was required after a traumatic car accident in order to repair the victim’s broken bones.
922 Gown a full-length, loose-fitting dress Wearing a magical gown, Cinderella sashayed into the ball in search of her Prince.
923 Precinct an area of town reserved for police or voting purposes The voter was not sure which precinct he should report to on Election Day.
924 Alpine part of a high mountain In the alpine village, many skiers would purchase their needed supplies in order to go skiing the next day.
925 Wunderkind a young prodigy or whiz kid who becomes victorious with his or her accomplishments When Mozart began composing popular classical music before the age of six, this wunderkind astonished everyone with his early achievements.
926 Navy a country’s armed service using ships and boats During the war, the ships from the country’s navy were sent out to defend against the attack on their land.
927 Bout a period of something, usually painful or unpleasant After missing four days of school due to a bout of flu, Emily struggled to make up her missing work.
928 Reservation an advanced booking Booked up for two weeks, the fancy restaurant was filled and couldn’t accept another reservation.
929 Hesitant slow to respond because of uncertainty The president was hesitant to sign off on the war order.
930 Sympathy shared feeling or kinship in feeling after an upsetting or particularly emotional event After her grandmother died, Abigail’s friends expressed their deepest sympathy for her loss in the form of flowers, cards, and comfort food.
931 Pluck to quickly remove something from its place To shape them perfectly, Paula used her brand new tweezers to pluck excess hair from her eye brows.
932 Stymie to stand as an obstacle My rival did everything she could to stymie my efforts to become homecoming queen.
933 Smelt to extract metal from ore through a heating process In order to get useable metal out of iron ore, you must smelt it with extreme heat to get rid of the useless impurities.
934 Animated active and energetic In order to get the attention of her students, the animated teacher would throw her hands wildly around and move quickly around the room to explain a concept.
935 Impede to interfere with or slow the progress of If you do not eat while you are sick, the lack of nutrients will impede your recovery.
936 Ouch an exclamation of hurt or pain She yelled, “Ouch!” as she tumbled down the stairs breaking her arm.
937 Replace to substitute one thing for another Since my house was built in the 1920s, I needed to replace the windows so that they would not leak air.
938 Couth well-mannered and sophisticated The couth young man handled himself well at the formal dinner.
939 Comedy professional entertainment designed to make the audience laugh, typically through jokes or satire I prefer to watch comedy movies because I prefer laughing over being scared or involved in a suspenseful action scene.
940 Kindness the attribute of friendliness, generosity, charity, or other features that are considered kind We prefer to treat people with kindness most of the time, but if someone is cruel to us we find it easy to be cruel in kind.
941 Furrow a thin wrinkle or line on an individual’s face  If you observe my father while he’s in a thoughtful mood, you’ll see a furrow above his eyes.
942 Negligence neglect; inattention The parent’s negligence resulted in their children being taken from their care and placed in a safer home.
943 Guild an alliance of individuals with similar goals and interests In order to be a member of the Pharmacist Guild, you must be a nationally licensed pharmacist.
944 Inherent existing in something as a permanent, essential, or characteristic attribute Most mothers have an inherent need to protect their children.
945 Quantum The smallest amount of something, specifically energy Measuring the quantum amount of the object essentially destroyed it.
946 Soulmate a romantic partner which one has a strong connection (usually lifelong) connection Ella knew that Ben was her soulmate and hoped that they would marry soon.
947 Thunder the crackling or roaring sound in weather occurring sometimes with lightning During the storm, the thunder crashed while the lightning lit up the sky against a dark background.
948 Necrology a biographical description of a person who has recently died My grandmother’s necrology was posted online so that everyone could see what a wonderful person she was.
949 Below underneath; on a lower level The descending ship began to sink below the surface after running into the side of the shore.
950 Aberration deviating from what is normal or desirable, not typical Shelley’s angry retort was an aberration from her normally quiet demeanor.
951 Court-martial a court where cases of military law is heard That case concerned an officer’s conviction by a court martial in India of an offence of grossly insubordinate conduct.
952 Succedaneum a replacement especially pertaining to the medical field Even though the man ordered roses for his wife, the florist decided the succedaneum of daisies would have to do since there were not any more roses in his shop.
953 Honorarium a small amount of money paid to someone for a service for which no official charge is made Each coach was paid an honorarium to cover their expenses and costs while away at games.
954 Bliss total happiness People who suffer from severe depression rarely experience days of bliss.
955 Heist a robbery or burglary Every 6 o’clock news covered the story about the bank heist in the nearby town of Mayville.
956 Burly large, strong and heavy When he attempted an escape, a burly police officer had to forcefully restrain the suspect.
957 Obtest to beseech or beg, usually a deity Although I obtest the Lord every night, my prayer has yet to be answered.
958 Couple two partners in a romantic relationship Congratulations are extended to the newly married couple and their families.
959 Kaleidoscope changing colors, shapes, and/or patterns in a general vicinity Clouds are a kaleidoscope of shapes, sizes, patterns, and colors.
960 Fugacious short-lived, fading quickly, tending to disappear The preacher held forth about the fugacious nature of life, and how it ends so quickly.
961 Lop to cut something off The landscaper used a hedge trimmer to lop down the grass several inches.
962 Instill to slowly cause a person to develop a feeling or attitude The detective tried to instill fear in the suspect by telling him about the dangers of prison.
963 Submission an item brought forth before or to a group of people After my submission of the monthly reports to my boss, I returned several phone calls.
964 Lassitude tiredness and a lack of energy After the long race, Jack experienced a feeling of lassitude.
965 Welcoming friendly; warming The welcoming staff at Disney World make all of the guests feels as if they have a friend.
966 Indignant angry because of an unfair situation or someone’s unfair behavior If I’m indignant, it’s because you threw that book at me!
967 Extemporize to improvise, especially while giving a speech or performing music The pianist was able to extemporize and play a piece without music or preparation.
968 Preview an advance showing of scenes to advertise an upcoming show or movie The preview of the soon to be released Black Panther movie reveals action pack scenes leaving a promising movie.
969 Hackneyed repeated too often; overused Too often used by young girls, the word “like” has become hackneyed.
970 Consolidate to put together To save money on airline fees, my husband and I will consolidate our clothes so they fit in one suitcase.
971 Patronymic pertaining to the father’s or male relative’s name After many arguments, the expecting couple finally decided to use a patronymic name which made her husband happy.
972 Light-hearted cheerful; happy-go-lucky Laura went to go see a light-hearted film to put her in a better mood.
973 Fuss to show excessive concern about something My worrisome mother loves to fuss over my hair every time I wake up with wild locks.
974 Threat the act of being in hazard or danger With the approaching tornado, there was a definite threat of impending harm on the citizens in the community.
975 Norm that which is typical or usual As a child, the little girl fought the norm and refused to wear skirts or dresses.
976 Use to utilize or make employ something for a purpose The carpenter was able to use a saw to cut the boards.
977 Placid not easily upset or excited Even when the emergency room was packed with patients, the staff remained placid and calmly did their duties.
978 Probable likely; most likely It was probable that the students cheated, given their scores on the practice test.
979 Tactile in regards to the sense of touch The child’s tactile response was to move her hand away from the hot stove.
980 Excessively something that is done in an extra amount or extent than what is expected Since the young child was always silenced at home, she talked excessively at school about anything she could think about.
981 Redact to edit or revise a document, removing certain information before publishing The editor had to redact what was private in the court documents before releasing it to the media.
982 Valorous brave In many fairy tales, knights are valorous warriors who enter into not battle with nothing but bravery and a sharp sword.
983 Parochial having a restricted outlook John’s view of life is parochial and does not include anything outside of his own happiness.
984 Irrigation a process of providing water by artificial means With our new irrigation system, we will be able to make plants thrive even in dry terrains.
985 Disburse to pay out, expend; usually from a public fund or treasury The federal government said it was studying whether to disburse more relief funds to the state after the damage appears to be severe.
986 Bummer something that is disappointing Not getting the job was a bit of a bummer, but I’m hopeful that I will snag one soon.
987 Nastiness quality of being gross, dirty, and generally unpleasant The nastiness of the cheap hotel room was evidenced by the rat droppings, bed bugs, and filthy carpet.
988 Hitch to fasten or hook The boater needed to hitch his sailboat to his pick-up truck so that he could tow it to the lake.
989 Occult relating to magical or supernatural abilities The occult show about a group of teenage witches living together is one of the highest rated shows on television.
990 Divert to shift from one thing or another or to distract someone I decided to divert the conversation away from the topic of politics.
991 Optical of, or relating to sight; visual Using optical aids such as telescopes or microscopes give a clear view at what you’re looking at. 
992 Patricide the action taken when an individual ends the life of his or her father Peter was arrested for patricide after killing his father.
993 Underlie to trigger; motivate I don’t understand all of the principles that underlie how a radio works, but I know a few things about sound waves.
994 Harlot a prostitute The seductive harlot pretended to sell wares in the market, but everyone knew she sold much more than rugs.
995 Bereavement the mental state which occurs after someone has suffered a loss, usually a death When the principal died suddenly, the school district hired a bereavement counselor to help the students deal with their emotions.
996 Therefore so; consequently Elizabeth wants to lose weight and therefore refuses to eat anything made of carbs.
997 Luminous producing or seeming to produce light  The movie editor used the computer program to give the actress the luminous appearance of an angel.
998 Contrarian a person who rejects the majority and takes an opposing view The politician took a contrarian stance and opposed the bill supported by most of the members of his party.
999 Exception a case where a rule does not apply The only exception that will be made for students who come late to classes is if they had been sick the day before.
1000 Colonialism the instance of one country dominating another territory and its citizens England’s colonialism of the new world was brought to an end by the American revolution.

Frequently Asked Questions

I can certainly provide you with a list of 20 random vocabulary words! Here they are:

  1. Aberration
  2. Blatant
  3. Capitulate
  4. Disparate
  5. Egregious
  6. Fastidious
  7. Gregarious
  8. Hedonistic
  9. Inscrutable
  10. Juxtapose
  11. Kindle
  12. Loquacious
  13. Mitigate
  14. Nonplussed
  15. Obsequious
  16. Pernicious
  17. Querulous
  18. Resilient
  19. Surreptitious
  20. Truculent

I hope this helps! Let me know if you need any more words.

Here is the list of 35 new words with meaning.


I can certainly provide you with a list of 20 random vocabulary words! Here they are:

  1. Aberration
  2. Blatant
  3. Capitulate
  4. Disparate
  5. Egregious
  6. Fastidious
  7. Gregarious
  8. Hedonistic
  9. Inscrutable
  10. Juxtapose
  11. Kindle
  12. Loquacious
  13. Mitigate
  14. Nonplussed
  15. Obsequious
  16. Pernicious
  17. Querulous
  18. Resilient
  19. Surreptitious
  20. Truculent

I hope this helps! Let me know if you need any more words.

What are the 50 new words with meaning?

Sure, here’s a list of 50 new words with their meanings:

  1. Abscond – to leave hurriedly and secretly, typically to avoid detection of or arrest for an unlawful action
  2. Accolade – an award or privilege granted as a special honor or as an acknowledgment of merit
  3. Alacrity – brisk and cheerful readiness
  4. Anathema – something or someone that one vehemently dislikes
  5. Anomalous – deviating from what is standard, normal, or expected
  6. Apotheosis – the highest point in the development of something; culmination or climax
  7. Arcane – understood by few; mysterious or secret
  8. Ascetic – characterized by or suggesting the practice of severe self-discipline and abstention from all forms of indulgence, typically for religious reasons
  9. Attenuate – reduce the force, effect, or value of
  10. Augury – a sign of what will happen in the future; an omen
  11. Bellicose – demonstrating aggression and willingness to fight
  12. Calumny – the making of false and defamatory statements about someone in order to damage their reputation; slander
  13. Capricious – given to sudden and unaccountable changes of mood or behavior
  14. Cogent – (of an argument or case) clear, logical, and convincing
  15. Compendium – a collection of concise but detailed information about a particular subject, especially in a book or other publication
  16. Concomitant – naturally accompanying or associated
  17. Coterie – a small group of people with shared interests or tastes, especially one that is exclusive of other people
  18. Denouement – the final part of a play, movie, or narrative in which the strands of the plot are drawn together and matters are explained or resolved
  19. Diaphanous – light, delicate, and translucent
  20. Dilatory – slow to act
  21. Disparate – essentially different in kind; not allowing comparison
  22. Disingenuous – not candid or sincere, typically by pretending that one knows less about something than one really does
  23. Dissemble – conceal one’s true motives, feelings, or beliefs
  24. Ephemeral – lasting for a very short time
  25. Equanimity – mental calmness, composure, and evenness of temper, especially in a difficult situation
  26. Esoteric – intended for or likely to be understood by only a small number of people with a specialized knowledge or interest
  27. Exculpate – show or declare that (someone) is not guilty of wrongdoing
  28. Exegesis – critical explanation or interpretation of a text, especially of scripture
  29. Expiate – atone for (guilt or sin)
  30. Fecund – producing or capable of producing an abundance of offspring or new growth; fertile
  31. Fulsome – complimentary or flattering to an excessive degree
  32. Inchoate – just begun and so not fully formed or developed; rudimentary
  33. Ineffable – too great or extreme to be expressed or described in words
  34. Ingenuous – innocent and unsuspecting
  35. Inimical – tending to obstruct or harm; unfriendly; hostile

Here are ten powerful words that can help convey strong emotions or make a statement more impactful:

  1. Euphoria – a feeling of intense happiness or excitement
  2. Ubiquitous – present, appearing, or found everywhere
  3. Magnanimous – generous or forgiving, especially toward a rival or less powerful person
  4. Ineffable – too great or extreme to be expressed or described in words
  5. Serendipity – the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way
  6. Paradigm – a typical example or pattern of something; a model
  7. Melancholy – a feeling of pensive sadness, typically with no obvious cause
  8. Ethereal – extremely delicate and light in a way that seems too perfect for this world
  9. Enigma – a person or thing that is mysterious, puzzling, or difficult to understand
  10. Resilience – the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness.

Sure, here are twelve more powerful words that can help convey strong emotions or make a statement more impactful:

  1. Empathy – the ability to understand and share the feelings of another
  2. Pernicious – having a harmful effect, especially in a gradual or subtle way
  3. Tenacity – the quality or fact of being able to grip something firmly; persistence
  4. Visceral – relating to deep inward feelings rather than to the intellect
  5. Cathartic – providing psychological relief through the open expression of strong emotions
  6. Dissonance – lack of harmony or agreement between two things
  7. Dichotomy – a division or contrast between two things that are or are represented as being opposed or entirely different
  8. Ephemeral – lasting for a very short time
  9. Equanimity – mental calmness, composure, and evenness of temper, especially in a difficult situation
  10. Melancholy – a feeling of pensive sadness, typically with no obvious cause
  11. Moxie – force of character, determination, or nerve
  12. Zealot – a person who is fanatical and uncompromising in pursuit of their religious, political, or other ideals

Here are 25 difficult words with their meanings:

  1. Abstemious – not self-indulgent, especially when eating or drinking
  2. Auspicious – conducive to success; favorable
  3. Chicanery – the use of trickery to achieve a political, financial, or legal purpose
  4. Cogent – (of an argument or case) clear, logical, and convincing
  5. Didactic – intended to teach, particularly in having moral instruction as an ulterior motive
  6. Ephemeral – lasting for a very short time
  7. Equanimity – mental calmness, composure, and evenness of temper, especially in a difficult situation
  8. Esoteric – intended for or likely to be understood by only a small number of people with a specialized knowledge or interest
  9. Exacerbate – make (a problem, bad situation, or negative feeling) worse
  10. Fastidious – very attentive to and concerned about accuracy and detail
  11. Garrulous – excessively talkative, especially on trivial matters
  12. Gratuitous – uncalled for; lacking good reason; unwarranted
  13. Iconoclast – a person who attacks or criticizes cherished beliefs or institutions
  14. Inscrutable – impossible to understand or interpret
  15. Languid – slow and relaxed
  16. Magnanimous – generous or forgiving, especially toward a rival or less powerful person
  17. Obfuscate – make obscure, unclear, or unintelligible
  18. Panacea – a solution or remedy for all problems or difficulties
  19. Pedantic – excessively concerned with minor details or rules; overly academic or formal
  20. Perfidious – deceitful and untrustworthy
  21. Perspicacious – having a ready insight into and understanding of things
  22. Precipitous – dangerously high or steep; (of a change to a worse situation) sudden and dramatic
  23. Rancorous – characterized by bitterness or resentment
  24. Sycophant – a person who acts obsequiously toward someone important in order to gain advantage
  25. Taciturn – (of a person) reserved or uncommunicative in speech; saying little

Here are 20 difficult words with their meanings:

  1. Abstemious – not self-indulgent, especially when eating or drinking
  2. Auspicious – conducive to success; favorable
  3. Chicanery – the use of trickery to achieve a political, financial, or legal purpose
  4. Cogent – (of an argument or case) clear, logical, and convincing
  5. Didactic – intended to teach, particularly in having moral instruction as an ulterior motive
  6. Ephemeral – lasting for a very short time
  7. Equanimity – mental calmness, composure, and evenness of temper, especially in a difficult situation
  8. Esoteric – intended for or likely to be understood by only a small number of people with a specialized knowledge or interest
  9. Exacerbate – make (a problem, bad situation, or negative feeling) worse
  10. Fastidious – very attentive to and concerned about accuracy and detail
  11. Garrulous – excessively talkative, especially on trivial matters
  12. Gratuitous – uncalled for; lacking good reason; unwarranted
  13. Iconoclast – a person who attacks or criticizes cherished beliefs or institutions
  14. Inscrutable – impossible to understand or interpret
  15. Languid – slow and relaxed
  16. Magnanimous – generous or forgiving, especially toward a rival or less powerful person
  17. Obfuscate – make obscure, unclear, or unintelligible
  18. Panacea – a solution or remedy for all problems or difficulties
  19. Pedantic – excessively concerned with minor details or rules; overly academic or formal
  20. Perfidious – deceitful and untrustworthy.

Yes, a vocabulary of 25,000 words is considered to be very good. In fact, it is estimated that the average native English speaker has a vocabulary of around 20,000-35,000 words. However, it’s important to note that having a large vocabulary is not the only measure of one’s language proficiency. Other factors such as grammar, syntax, pronunciation, and fluency also play a crucial role in effective communication.

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