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The Most Useful Daily Use English Words With Meaning. Part 5

  1. Daily use English words are essential in our communication routines, forming the bedrock of our conversations.
  2. Our daily routine heavily relies on the consistent use of familiar English words used in daily life.
  3. Understanding the nuances of daily use English words and meaning enhances our language proficiency.
  4. Learning English words for daily use with meaning fosters effective communication and comprehension.
  5. Building a robust daily vocabulary involves mastering daily vocabulary words for diverse contexts.
  6. “Please,” “thank you,” and “hello” are among the quintessential daily used English words expressing courtesy.
  7. Our daily speaking often revolves around incorporating common English words used in daily life.
  8. Exploring simple English words for daily use simplifies communication for diverse audiences.
  9. Embracing a rich daily use vocabulary enables us to articulate thoughts and ideas more vividly.
  10. “Home,” “work,” and “family” are integral components of our daily existence, represented by English words used in daily life.
  11. Enhancing our daily use vocabulary words broadens our linguistic repertoire.
  12. Engaging in daily speaking exercises facilitates fluency with various daily speaking English words.
  13. Mastering daily use vocabulary empowers effective and nuanced communication in everyday scenarios.
4001 Debase to reduce in character or quality The politician tried to debase his rival’s good reputation by spreading false rumors about him.
4002 Documentation a record that is certified or official The medical records contained documentation with each piece of paper including information about the patient and signed by the nurse.
4003 Overdraft to withdraw more money from a bank account than what is actually inside If the four hundred dollar check is cashed, the withdraw will overdraft the already empty account.
4004 Waylaid to wait for someone only to stop or attack them The hiding trolls waylaid those passing over the bridge without paying the toll.
4005 Sailor one whose occupation is on board a ship at sea The sailor asked to move to quarters on a different deck since he stayed seasick most of the time.
4006 Alimony payment paid to one’s former spouse to support their living Alimony payments were made from the wealthy ex-husband to his bitter ex-wife.
4007 Selfless thinking only of others and not of oneself A selfless individual often donates a fair sum of their money to charity even though they could use that money for themselves.
4008 Occupation an industry or service for which someone makes a living In the accounting occupation, the young man was hired specifically to be the accounts receivable clerk since he had prior experience doing that type of work.
4009 Jargon communication that a person cannot comprehend If you include legal jargon in the article, only law students and lawyers will be able to understand your position.
4010 Reverberate to cause effects afterwards The drunk driver had no idea his foolish decision would reverberate and destroy the lives of five families.
4011 Voluptuous displaying luxury and giving pleasure to the senses Every once in a while I like to treat myself to the voluptuous indulgence of a spa weekend.
4012 Guardian someone who is legally responsible for another person such as a child whose parents have died After my brother, a single father of two boys was sent to prison for twenty years, I became the guardian of my nephews.
4013 Sensitive highly responsive or reactive The sensitive child demanded much attention from her parents as she was always getting upset over small and trivial things.
4014 Structured arranged in an organized fashion Structured society has an obvious chain of leadership and many rules to keep the population in check.
4015 Game-Changer an event or idea that dramatically changes the course or process of something The invention of the tank was a major game-changer for the face of war, which had relied on cavalry before troops were mechanized.
4016 Company a person or group of people seen as pleasant or enjoyable to be around My brother has always been exceptionally good company, since we are around the same age and grew up spending time together.
4017 Defenestrate to remove someone from a position of authority We decided to defenestrate the student council president when we realized she was not handling her duties as efficiently as required.
4018 Betrayal an action that breaks someone’s trust or is considered disloyal As a punishment for his betrayal to his country, the secret-selling spy was sent to prison.
4019 Disharmony a state of chaos or s lack of cooperation The world was thrown into disharmony when a massive global war ignited and lead to years of conflict.
4020 Demeanor an individual’s displayed behavior Jack’s disruptive demeanor got him kicked out of school for a week.
4021 Predictable able to be expected or predicted A bird is predictable in the sense that it will almost always fly away from imminent danger.
4022 Panegyric a speech or written composition used to pay tribute to a person, place, or thing After the princess died a popular singer wrote a panegyric to honor her life.
4023 Bloom to produce flowers or open up During the spring months, the sprouts begin to bloom into budding flowers.
4024 Authoritative having an attribute that encourages people to obey you The principal has such an authoritative presence that even rebellious students behave around him.
4025 Anaerobic existing without oxygen While aerobic organisms need oxygen to survive, anaerobic creatures survive without the element.
4026 Vestal chaste, pure, virginal In many religions, it is of utmost importance to remain godly, vestal, and chaste before marriage.
4027 Elsewhere referring to some other place Since we couldn’t find any of the supplies at the grocery store, we decided to look elsewhere.
4028 Assassinate to murder a famous or otherwise important person with a surprise attack The murder only spent a few hours planning the killing, but was able to assassinate the politician right outside his home.
4029 Polysemy the condition of a word or symbol having more than one meaning or connotation Polysemy word patterns can be confusing since the words are spelled the same but have different meanings.
4030 Adrift without purpose or direction After losing his job, Larry was completely adrift, unsure of what he was going to do with his life.
4031 Chlorophyll the pigment in a plant responsible for its green color and the light absorption needed for energy production Chlorophyll gives plants their green hue.
4032 Swindle to deceive someone in order to take wealth from them The con man makes his money with scams that swindle people out of their money.
4033 Glared gave an angry stare Irritated by the worker’s laziness, the boss glared in his direction for several minutes.
4034 Desensitized made less responsive or less sensitive Children can become desensitized to aggression when they play violent videogames.
4035 Sauciness something said rudely or in an ill-mannered way As a result of the sauciness in his voice, the teacher sent the teenager to the principal’s office.
4036 Convenience a thing which makes something easier for an individual The elevator is a pleasant convenience that helps me avoid stairs.
4037 Slippery Slope a series of events in which one bad decision leads to a cascading number of negative consequences Taking drugs is a slippery slope, and if you start you may find yourself addicted, which will lead to a life of dependency and pain.
4038 Whiz a person that is naturally good or clever at something Even at the age of five, you can tell that the boy is a computer whiz.
4039 Renowned well known for something The renowned singer’s concert sold out in under a minute.
4040 Bureaucratic associated with a lengthy and tiresome process for performing a task Because of bureaucratic red tape, it will be months before I receive my passport.
4041 Boast brag I didn’t want to boast, but I did exceptionally well on my college entrance exam.
4042 Enormity an offense or disaster of great magnitude The young man will probably stop laughing when he learns the enormity of the criminal charges against him.
4043 Kind caring; nice A kind volunteer showed compassion by giving out blankets to flood victims at the local shelter.
4044 Academy a school or place of training in which some special art is taught The military academy trains up to 2,000 officer cadets each year.
4045 Resolution   His New Year’s resolution was to run three times a week, but only a month into the year he had already failed.
4046 Contented happy and satisfied A contented smile crossed her face when she heard that she was selected for prom queen.
4047 Demean to make someone feel inferior The school bully tried to demean the poor girl by making fun of her used clothes on social media.
4048 Visa an official mark or stamp on a passport that allows someone to enter or leave a country for a specific reason or amount of time The Nigerian’s visa was approved, allowing him to visit his family in America over the Christmas holiday.
4049 Frankness bluntness; forthrightness Known for his frankness, the car salesman was always forthright about the condition of his used vehicles.
4050 Imbibe to drink (used frequently of alcoholic beverages) Best practice dictates that anyone who intends to imbibe alcoholic beverages should make sure to have dependable transportation to get home.
4051 Belong be the property of The dogs wear tags that show what families they belong to.
4052 Sector a specific part of the country, economy, or a company Our nonprofit sector is in need of a donation drive to boost funds.
4053 Cooked prepared food using heat Grandmother cooked some yummy fried chicken and baked us a pie for dessert.
4054 Virtues qualities or merits that make up one’s personality The company was founded on several virtues including honesty and the importance of embracing people from all walks of life.
4055 Denial a statement that something is not true Even though he couldn’t stop drinking, Eric continued his denial of the problem.
4056 Bifurcation the splitting or division of something into separate branches The bifurcation of the political system caused a once united front to split into two separate parties.
4057 Mercurial prone to sudden or unpredictable changes Because Mary is taking a new medication, her moods have become quite mercurial and change with the wind.
4058 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.
4059 Zeal eagerness and ardent interest in pursuit of something The athlete’s zeal gave him the energy to reach the top of the mountain.
4060 Succumb to give up or give in Even though my knee is aching, I will not succumb to the pain and drop out of the race..
4061 Aspect a specific part of something The critic’s review was single-minded and focused only on one aspect of the film.
4062 Cautious careful; watchful Remaining cautious, the police officer shined his flashlight slowly into the abandoned building.
4063 Bureaucracy a method of business or government in which red tape processes are used to delay action The bureaucracy of the legislative government is delaying the passage of much needed educational funding.
4064 Point of view one’s opinion or belief Hearing about the crime from the victim’s point-of-view helped the jury enter a guilty plea.
4065 Expressive animated; dramatic The expressive dance routine was added to the boring show to give an animated touch.
4066 Crossing a place where two things, people, etc. meet Cars slowed down at the deer crossing as the does, and their fawns moseyed slowly across the roadway.
4067 Essential absolutely necessary; extremely important Air and water are essential for human life.
4068 Paragraph sentences written one after the other about one topic The English teacher assigned her 2nd grade students to write a paragraph about their summer vacation.
4069 Groupie a fan who follows a celebrity or musician around while they are on tour in hopes of getting to know them better The groupie and her crew followed the band around on tour, hoping to catch one of the members coming out of their hotel after hours.
4070 Militate to influence or have an effect upon The rain will militate a change of venue for our picnic.
4071 Heartbreaker a person, story, or event that causes extreme emotional distress or hurt The final second lost during the final game was a heartbreaker for the previously undefeated basketball team.
4072 Clamorous noisy; loud The clamorous noise kept us up all night.
4073 Mutton the meat of a domestic sheep While a lot of people like chicken, I personally prefer mutton, which we get from the lambs we take care of.
4074 Lecture an educational talk to an audience, usually as a professor to students The class I am currently in is lecture based, requiring me to sit through long verbal lessons from the professor.
4075 Zilch zero or nothing She knew zilch about camping, so when she was asked to help put up the tent she fumbled with poles.
4076 Disembark to exit a ship, airplane, or other form of transportation Once the pilot turns off the seatbelt sign, travelers may prepare to disembark from the plane.
4077 Uncovered bare with no covering on top Because the pot was uncovered, the steam from the boiling water rose to the ceiling.
4078 Whistleblower a person who informs a higher power that an organization is doing things that are illegal The whistleblower reported his employer to the state after he violated several overtime laws.
4079 Stony covered with small pieces of rock (stone) Stony ruins stood in the middle of the field, the pebbled remnants showing the effects of the terrible war.
4080 Sight vision, or the literal ability to see The guards blinded my sight with a strip of cloth to ensure that I did not see the path they took to reach their secret base.
4081 Schlep to haul or carry something heavy or awkward The hikers had to schlep down the mountain carrying their heavy bags and other gear.
4082 Dispensation immunity from a law or rule In our church, women who have abortions are not given a dispensation of forgiveness.
4083 Peered looked at closely with one’s eyes The truck driver peered out of his big rig’s window, staring at the mountains that were coming into view.
4084 Oleaginous oily, greasy From the excess shine and acne on her face, you can tell Olivia has an oleaginous skin problem.
4085 Chronology the time pattern in which something happens The detectives sought to create the chronology leading up to the victim’s disappearance.
4086 Taken aback surprised or shocked The customer was taken aback by the high price of the spa services.
4087 Positive absolutely certain of something Jeff was positive he scored an A on his test because he studied the material for eight hours.
4088 Confound to mix up or confuse If the nurse does not read the labels, she will confound the medications and possibly harm patients.
4089 Preceded came first; went before The woman preceded her husband up the stairs, but he followed close behind.
4090 Fairly justly; honestly Impartial judges were brought in by the middle school teacher so that the science fair projects could be assessed fairly.
4091 Prosperous successful; well off The prosperous man never had to worry about having enough money to pay his bills.
4092 Untenanted describes a house or room that has no one living in it (vacant) Because the home is untenanted, the landlord has plenty of time to fix up the vacant property.
4093 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.
4094 Majority the greater percentage of the whole Winners of talent shows like American Idol are decided by a majority vote.
4095 Defeated having been beaten in a contest or battle After being defeated, the losing team shook hands with the winner and said, “good game.”
4096 Suspended hung in the air by something We suspended the box in the air by attaching a rope to it and pulling it over a branch.
4097 Delegate to give tasks or responsibilities to others Because Janice cannot do all of the tasks, she has to learn to delegate work to her employees.
4098 Caducity frail old age; senile The doctor told the 90-year-old man that caducity was expected at his age and not to worry about feeling week.
4099 Rap a sharp knock or blow made quickly A sharp rap at the door startled the nervous housewife who wasn’t expecting any visitors.
4100 Guile sly or cunning intelligence Although Britney pretends to be sweet and innocent, she has used her guile to become one of the most popular celebrities in the world.
4101 Obscene vile; disgusting I wish adult websites would stop sending me obscene emails!
4102 Blockade something used to block access to a certain area The bank robbers used furniture as a blockade to prevent the police from quietly entering the building.
4103 Unalike differing from each other or dissimilar Although they are twins, the sisters are opposites and couldn’t be more unalike.
4104 Greeted to have received a polite acknowledgment of one’s arrival I am often greeted by an employee whenever I enter the grocery store, which makes me feel more welcome.
4105 Strident loud and harsh The old man’s voice was so strident that I gritted my teeth every time he spoke to me.
4106 Lax relaxed and not strict The lax entry requirements let just about anyone in.
4107 Megaphone a cone-shaped device used to make the voice of the person speaking through it louder Using the megaphone to amplify her voice, the cheerleader shouted several chants to the pumped up crowd.
4108 Excavate to dig a pit or empty space First, the construction workers had to excavate a large opening in the dirt to create the foundation for the pipes and wires that would be housed underneath the structure.
4109 Brooding appearing to worry about something When my father is quiet and in a brooding mood, it is best not to disturb him.
4110 Faculty the teaching staff of an educational organization, such as a school or university My favorite member of the faculty here at school is Mr. Earhart, because he teaches my favorite class.
4111 Hunky-dory absolutely pleased and content Everything was hunky-dory at the wedding with the bride, groom, families and friends watching the ceremony on their perfect day.
4112 Recovering returning to a normal state After breaking her leg in a car accident last night, the injured woman will spend the night in the hospital recovering.
4113 Familiar to have knowledge of Mia wasn’t familiar with the astrophysics but after reading a few textbooks on the subject she learned quickly.
4114 Annoying referring to something that causes irritation There is nothing more annoying than small bugs like gnats and mosquitoes bothering me on a hot day.
4115 Assorted to be combined with mixed things At the reception, there were assorted sandwiches on the tray including hoagies, grilled cheese and Reubens.
4116 Averse actively not liking something For those who are averse to spaghetti, you also have the meal choice of baked chicken with roasted potatoes.
4117 Whereas in contrast with You tend to take everything far too seriously, whereas I apparently don’t take things serious enough.
4118 Authorized gave official permission; allowed Because the clerk authorized the sale of beer to a minor, her ability to sell alcohol was taken away.
4119 Intolerance unwillingness to accept beliefs different from one’s own My father’s intolerance is so great that he refuses to accept the idea that there is any other way to live life other than his own.
4120 Feeble lacking strength; weak The injured man was so feeble he could not get off the floor.
4121 Indiscriminate done without consideration When it came to eating candy, the little boy was indiscriminate and would eat anything sweet.
4122 Unpopular disliked or not accepted by most people Unpopular at school, the shy and lonely girl, didn’t have any friends to sit with at lunch.
4123 Showcase to display something Hosting a free wine tasting event at the gallery was a way for the up-and-coming artist to showcase her work.
4124 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.
4125 Formality something done as a matter of procedure or tradition The formality of shaking hands is something that conflicts with my obsession for cleanliness.
4126 Clandestine done in an unobtrusive manner to avoid detection We waited until after our parents went to sleep to have our clandestine meeting about their surprise party.
4127 Sterilize to make (something) free from bacteria or other living microorganisms Laws require that doctors sterilize equipment and make sure each instrument is sanitary before being used during surgery.
4128 Bilateral relating to both sides When Angie learned about her family history of breast cancer, she decided to have both her breasts removed in a bilateral mastectomy.
4129 Headquarters a center of operations His business headquarters was situated in downtown New York City.
4130 Smoked let out smoke or vapor The Native Americans smoked a peace pipe full of tobacco as they sat together in a hazy circle.
4131 Malicious intentionally harmful Danielle was hurt by malicious comments made about her on Facebook.
4132 Poaching the illegal capturing or hunting of animals Because of poaching, the hunted African Rhino is now at risk of being extinct from the earth.
4133 Slapstick comedy based on intentional clumsiness or embarrassing situations I’m not much for slapstick comedy, but apparently some people like watching an actor trip and fall all over the place.
4134 Indeterminate not fixed or known The judge sentenced the drunk driver to an indeterminate prison stretch of seven to fifteen years.
4135 Avocation an activity one enjoys when he or she is not working Recently, Sherman discovered woodworking is the type of avocation he enjoys in his spare time.
4136 Achromatic for something to be colorless usually with black, white and grays Since the house was newly built, it looked like nobody lived in it due to it achromatic walls and stark rooms.
4137 Cordial warm and sincere The bellman’s cordial greeting made me instantly fall in love with the hotel.
4138 Indefinable not easily described or explained The championship team’s performances were blessed with an indefinable magic that could only be experienced in person.
4139 Coolly done calmly and in a way that does not show excitement The soldiers tried to react coolly and calmly even during the chaotic mission.
4140 Seek to look for something The police continue to seek the murder suspect and are setting up road blocks all over the city.
4141 Fustigate to criticize someone harshly The abusive husband tends to fustigate his wife, beating her down emotionally with his cruel name-calling.
4142 Galore in a huge amount Since your hotel is surrounded by restaurants galore, you should have no problem finding a decent meal.
4143 Unjust not fair, just or right He believed the sentence was unjust and planned to appeal.
4144 Rodent a type of mammal that is known for chewing and consists of gerbils, mice and rats Finding bugs in her house was bad enough, but when the woman saw a rodent scurry across the floor before gnawing on a chair leg, she left.
4145 Sensational astonishing and unbelievable After working on the woman’s hair for over eight hours, her sensational hairstyle was admired and jealous by many women who saw it.
4146 Rational centered on reasoning or logic I cannot have a rational discussion with my delusional aunt.
4147 Pogrom massacre, mass murder The holocaust was a mass pogrom of Jews and other minorities.
4148 Clement mild or merciful The kind warden insists all his prisoners receive clement treatment.
4149 Detain to keep (hold) someone and delay them from leaving a particular place Officers didn’t have enough evidence to detain their suspect, so they had to let him go free.
4150 Tedium the condition of being dull or boring for a long period To ease the tedium of looking at accounting forms all day, I listen to bubbly music while I work.
4151 Flighty fickle or unpredictable Animals that are used to being hunted, such as rabbits and deer, are usually very flighty and quick to flee.
4152 Reagent a reactive mixture that is used for examining and studying Rusting occurred when the reagent of sodium chloride or salt reacts with iron.
4153 Curved rounded on the sides The woman’s curved smile continued to round as she cheesed for the camera.
4154 Devote to give all or most of one’s resources to one person or activity Jessica liked to devote most of her free time to feeding the homeless in her community.
4155 Terpsichorean of or relating to dancing Our dance teacher told me I did not have a terpsichorean bone in my body because I couldn’t dance.
4156 Stow to pack or store away Since summer is upon us, it is now time to stow away our winter clothes in the attic.
4157 Facet a side or aspect of something “Beyond a reasonable doubt” means that you must explore every facet of the case.
4158 Lavation a washing or cleansing She said she expected a thorough kitchen lavation when all she needed to say was that she expected a thorough kitchen cleaning.
4159 Godly deeply religious and showing obedience to religious rules Belinda believes it is godly to wear skirts that touch the floor, but her cousins don’t think dressing a certain way gets you any closer to heaven.
4160 Heliolatry worship of the sun The sunbather’s heliolatry caused her to spend countless hours soaking up rays under the sun she seemed to worship.
4161 Enumerate to list or count off individually Before the judge began to enumerate the charges against Harry, he asked to speak privately with the prosecutor.
4162 Billing the process of creating and sending out invoices to people who owe money The office manager has purchased new billing software that will allow her to send out charge invoices to customers through email.
4163 Attractive good-looking; appealing Although she found the handsome gentleman attractive, Christine wasn’t sure if she could date a younger guy.
4164 Disenfranchised deprived of rights, especially the right to vote In the early days, only white landowners were allowed rights, all others were disenfranchised at the polls.
4165 Helpfulness the giving of help or assistance Gail’s helpfulness when assisting her teacher earned her a class helper award.
4166 As such using the exact meaning of the word or phrase Ginger was raised in a middle-class, conservative household, and her parents expected her to behave as such.
4167 Trash garbage or waste “Take the trash out!” Mom yelled to her son as he pulled the liner filled with discarded kitchen items and tied the bag closed.
4168 Letter a written or printed message addressed to a particular person Stephanie wrote a letter to her husband telling him goodbye and left the note beside the bed.
4169 Extraction the process of removing something or taking it out The man paid for the extraction of just one tooth but ended up having another one removed as well.
4170 Vesicle a fluid-filled pouch typically beneath the outer membrane; most common forms are blisters and cysts When Janice found a liquid-filled lump beneath her skin, she immediately drove to the emergency room and waited for the doctor to identify the vesicle.
4171 Inflate to fill something up with air or gas Before Julie could ride her bike to the beach, she had to inflate her flattened tire with air.
4172 Baritone the second-lowest musical pitch, used to describe a male singing voice between tenor and bass Singer Elvis Presley is best known for his gyrating hips and deep baritone voice.
4173 Reassuring to make someone feel less afraid or doubtful through comfort and support In a reassuring tone, the doctor assured the patient that he would make it out of surgery.
4174 Antique an old piece of furniture, household item, or other similar item After researching the antique car, I became aware that it was over 100 years old and came directly off of Ford’s assembly line.
4175 Disability having a physical or mental disadvantage that makes specific life skills more difficult Because of his learning disability, the student had a difficult time solving multiplication problems in his mind.
4176 Anecdotal not necessarily true or dependable, because based on someone’s personal experience and not on facts or research The fact that Aunt Judy drinks chicken soup to cure a fever is anecdotal and certainly not scientific evidence.
4177 Phalanx a body of troops or police officers, standing or moving in close formation A phalanx of soldiers marched in lockstep, while belting out slogans of war.
4178 Simper a silly or shy grin The simper on Kate’s face causes me to think she gets nervous whenever she talks to a boy.
4179 Bed a piece of furniture made up of a mattress and a frame where one sleeps There was no room for a bed in the tent, so the campers had to rest in a sleeping bag on the ground.
4180 Corroboration evidence that confirms or supports a statement The criminal said that he was not guilty, but he had no evidence to serve as corroboration, so no one believed him.
4181 Dominion control over something or someone In the dictator’s mind, he has complete dominion over all of his subjects.
4182 Indestructible incapable of being destroyed The Titanic was touted as indestructible, but the sinking of the great ship proved that to be false.
4183 Reputedly supposedly, according to what people say Kim is reputedly a millionaire, but no one in town has seen actual proof of her net worth.
4184 Propinquity nearness in place or time Since my school is huge and my classes are not in near propinquity to each other, I walk a great deal between the hours of 7 am and 3 pm.
4185 Amnesty a formal pardon or reprieve given to one who has committed a criminal or political offense Although Bill Smith was sentenced to life in prison in 1998, he was later released after receiving amnesty from the president.
4186 Stressor something or someone who causes tension or trauma The teacher’s tears at the end of the day was caused by the demands of the job with the main stressor being the unruly students in her classes.
4187 Medicinal used to cure pain and diseases Medicinal herbs were added to the tea to cure the woman’s stomachache.
4188 Mere in regards to an individual or thing that is viewed as unimportant or small Although Bailey was a mere boy, he knew he would become a world leader one day.
4189 Appealed to have made a serious or urgent request The mother appealed to the jury, begging them not to convict her allegedly innocent son.
4190 Sanity the condition of being mentally sound Because the children were eager to get their inheritance, they challenged their elderly mother’s sanity in court.
4191 Proprioception the body’s unconscious ability to sense the position and location and movement of the body and its parts Proprioception allows a person to know where their leg is positioned, even when their eyes are closed.
4192 Asymmetrical having parts that are uneven or balanced The girl’s hair was cut in an asymmetrical bob where one side of her bangs hangs lower than the other.
4193 Revolution a changing of the way in which something is done or managed The industrial revolution changed many of the ways in which farming was performed.
4194 Redeem to exchange one thing for money or goods; to buy or pay off I save my coupons so that I can redeem them at the supermarket.
4195 Crew a team of people that work together to operate something The yard crew worked together to finish the landscaping before sundown.
4196 Disdain the feeling that someone/something isn’t valuable or worthy of respect The football player’s disdain and aloofness caused him to equally lose the respect of the fans who once loved him.
4197 Disappeared went missing; could no longer be seen or found Grandmother’s necklace disappeared last week, and no one has seen it since.
4198 Null worthless or unfounded in the legal sense When the man learned he had hired a 17-year old, he knew his landscaping contract would be null and void since an adult can’t contract with a minor.
4199 Photographic relating to taking pictures with a camera Judge Stanley required proof of the damage to the plaintiff’s car by having the plaintiff submit photographic images of it.
4200 Scribe a person who writes for a living In the old days, uneducated people would often hire a scribe to write down their family histories.
4201 Vista a distant view or scene The vacationers could see their favorite bay vista from the top of the tower.
4202 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.
4203 Deputize to make someone a deputy a second in command or assistant who usually takes charge when his or her superior is absent The sheriff made the decision to deputize lieutenant McDaniel so that he could run the jail in his place.
4204 Realism a realistic approach of accepting things as they are and dealing with them accordingly The scientist always approached his work with a sense of realism and refused to let emotions lead him.
4205 Recite to repeat something aloud, often before an audience Alex was expelled from public school when he publicly refused to recite the pledge of allegiance.
4206 Egression the process of leaving or going out of a place With a warning from the police, the egression of the building’s inhabitants was swift, and everyone was evacuated in record time.
4207 Seminary a theological school that prepares students to become priests and pastors The seminary’s academic courses range between traditional theology classes and practical internships.
4208 Conjointly together As the octopus began seize its prey, all eight tentacles worked conjointly to finish the job.
4209 Arch a semi-circle shape, like an inverted “U” Write the letter U upside down to best visualize an arch.
4210 Inspiring morale-raising or empowering Our leader’s inspiring speech filled us with enough passion and drive to finish our project a full two days ahead of schedule.
4211 Bearable capable of being endured The window in my cell made my time in prison bearable.
4212 Conductor a person who is in charge of a group of performers or ticket collection on a train During the performance, pay attention to the conductor to ensure you’re playing in tune with other orchestra members.
4213 Subterranean beneath the ground or surface You can access the subterranean rail system by riding the escalator underground.
4214 Emendation the action of fixing written errors To the proofreader’s surprise, the journalist wrote an error-free article that lacked the need for emendation.
4215 Patently clearly so; without a doubt Although the information was patently false, the naïve woman believed the lies anyway.
4216 Clench to compress tightly together At the beginning of the fight, the two men would clench their fists ready to punch out their opponent.
4217 Empowerment power or authority given to someone The women’s empowerment movement was all about helping women take control of their own lives.
4218 Attentive observant; watchful As a loyal husband, Barry is very attentive to the needs of his wife Drew.
4219 Chuckle to laugh quietly Letting out a soft chuckle, the janitor couldn’t help but laugh at the conversation he overheard.
4220 Confronted dealt with directly The police officer confronted the thief and ordered him to drop the stolen goods.
4221 Exhausting making one feel physically or mentally tired After working an exhausting 16-hour shift, the dog-tired police officer kicked off the boots and crashed on the couch.
4222 Bewitched to cast a magical spell on someone Evil witches bewitched the children and ate them for lunch once they were under their spell.
4223 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.
4224 Suppose to make an assumption based on likelihood but without real evidence I suppose the soap might be under the kitchen sink since that’s where we usually keep it.
4225 Refurbish to rebuild or replenish; to restore to original (or better) working order and appearance My dad’s hobby is buying classic cars so he can refurbish them.
4226 Bolster to make something stronger or bolder Free tickets were given away to bolster attendance at the game.
4227 Unconventional unusual; eccentric The gay man and lesbian woman’s unconventional marriage seemed strange to those who didn’t know them personally.
4228 Knotty full of knots, tangles, or lumps The girl’s hair was always knotty and hard to comb out after she went swimming.
4229 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.
4230 Mold a frame used to form something using pressure Each floral mold was used to create cookies that were in a flowerlike shape.
4231 Parched having a strong need for moisture After being stuck in the desert for two days, I was parched and in need of water.
4232 Predilection a preference for something; a strong liking Her predilection for chocolate-covered roaches is so weird!
4233 Buried completely covered by something or underground The pirates searched from the buried treasure for days until they finally found the X that it was hidden beneath.
4234 Hover to remain near a place or individual Because I was sick a lot when I was a child, my mother would always hover over me.
4235 Vulnerable exposed or in a position that cannot be completely defended Without some type of shade, my toddler is going to be extremely vulnerable to the sun.
4236 Probability The likelihood or chance that something will happen There is a strong probability that another earthquake will occur along the fault.
4237 Nonsensical without sense; ridiculous; foolish The children were singing nonsensical songs about imaginary characters.
4238 Physiology a branch of biology that deals with the functions and activities of living things While studying the physiology of the brain, the medical students learned about the different lobes and their functions.
4239 Fidelity faithfulness to one’s duties; accuracy, or exact correspondence to some given quality or fact After his arrest for fraud, the fidelity of all the reports he had turned in came into question.
4240 Malcontent an individual who is unruly and hardly ever satisfied The woman was such a malcontent that she complained about every dish served to her in the five-star restaurant.
4241 Loony a crazy person Aunt Hannah is often considered the family loony, as she is constantly rambling on about alien abductions and government conspiracies.
4242 Telemeter an instrument used for measuring the distance of an object from an observer The hands of a telemeter can tell you how far away an approaching thunderstorm is at the moment.
4243 Topiary the art of clipping shrubs into ornamental shapes I like to engage in topiary from time to time, though my favorite shape to cut shrubs into is that of animals.
4244 Hermetic associated with a lifestyle in which a person or group is isolated from others As a freelance writer who rarely leaves her house, Kate lives a hermetic lifestyle.
4245 Festive cheerful or celebratory Nino has always been known for her festive personality, as the girl gleefully partakes in any holiday with everything she has.
4246 Obesity the state of being excessively overweight Doctors were concerned about his patient who had always been a large boy, but now he had reached the level of obesity by medical standards due to his size.
4247 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.
4248 Sibling one’s brother or sister Even when you are close in age, sharing a room with a sibling can be difficult.
4249 Suing taking legal action against someone in a court of law The secretary is suing her former boss in court for not paying her wages for the last three months she worked for him.
4250 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.
4251 Knocked struck a surface, usually causing a loud noise The police banged on the man’s front door and even knocked on his window, but no one was at home.
4252 Insular not interested in meeting anyone outside your own group or country, or not interested in learning new ideas or ways of doing things Because the insular man had lived on a deserted island for several years, he was not very good at making conversation.
4253 Supplemented increased; enlarged Tiffany supplemented her diet with vitamins, adding extra folic acid and B12 to make her stronger.
4254 Serf a medieval peasant who was forced to work on a manor The main duty of the serf was to work in the fields, but he was also required to serve at his lord’s house at least three days a week.
4255 Varied showing different types or results Scientists performed the experiment many times but every time the results varied.
4256 Loneliness an emotion or feeling of solitude, in which one laments a lack of company His day is marked by loneliness, without the company of any friends or family to make him smile or laugh.
4257 Joined linked with; connected Andrew wanted to be a part of something at school, so he joined the football team.
4258 Climbed rose up; elevated higher The hiker climbed the mountain, making it all the way to the top in just a couple of days.
4259 Typhoon a type of tropical storm (hurricane) that occurs in the Pacific or Indian Oceans Typhoon is the name for a hurricane that occurs in the Western Pacific.
4260 Sincerity honesty; in a way that is free of deceit The traveler’s sincerity was questioned when he failed to declare funds to U.S. Customs agents.
4261 Halt to stop A lack of funding stopped the nonprofit to immediately halt all services that is had been providing.
4262 Sangfroid composure that is maintained even under great stress Even as the building fell around him, the fireman maintained his sangfroid and rescued the little girl.
4263 Ramadan the holy month when Muslims fast and try to perform good deeds Observing Ramadan from dawn until dusk, Muslims do not eat during this point of their holy month.
4264 Slumber sleep; rest The bear awoke from his slumber, stretching and yawning after a month long nap.
4265 Accrue increase I thought I was getting a good deal, but as the hidden fees began to accrue I found I was actually paying more.
4266 Bolshevism supporting fierce and powerful ways to get rid of capitalism Several Russians opposed free enterprise and supported bolshevism in order for businesses to be completely controlled by the government.
4267 Dastardly wicked, evil, and cruel How dastardly of you to kick your dog!
4268 Rebuttal an account that is written or stated to contradict another idea Since the defense attorney did not have a rebuttal to the prosecutor’s statement, he was unable to make the jury believe his client’s alibi.
4269 Legion a large number or a large army I enlisted a legion of businessmen to address my company’s issues.
4270 Diversification the variation of something Wal-Mart is known for having a diversification of products and is considered a one-stop shop.
4271 Deleterious harmful Because I know alcohol is deleterious, I rarely drink more than one glass of wine.
4272 Avowed having been asserted or admitted An avowed racist, there is no doubt the KKK member hates minorities.
4273 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.
4274 Impersonal having no interest in other people and lacking warmth or emotion; cold Breaking up with me over text was a very impersonal way to end our relationship.
4275 Antithesis the total opposite of an object or person In the movie, Robert’s character of an abusive husband is the antithesis of the caring spouse the actor really is.
4276 Aesthetically in a way that is related to beauty Although Liz found her makeup beautiful and aesthetically pleasing, her husband thought she looked like a clown.
4277 Meditative in deep contemplation The dog seemed to be in a meditative state as he stared at his empty food dish that hadn’t been filled in two days.
4278 Evergreen describes a plant that stays green throughout the entire year Even during the winter, and evergreen tree still keeps its green leaves or pines, never losing them to the cold.
4279 Abstraction something that exists only as an idea Morality is an abstraction with no physical form or presence, existing only in the hearts and minds of people.
4280 Tiny extremely small Ants are tiny, but there are so many ants on Earth they outweigh us humans even though they are so small.
4281 Etymology the account of how a word came into being After a bit of research, I found the etymology associated with my name and discovered my name’s meaning.
4282 Prurient experiencing an undue amount of interest in things relating to sex The prurient teenager would not stop looking at the adult magazines in the store.
4283 Allusion a statement that refers to something indirectly; an indirect reference The author’s new book contains an allusion to mythological gods.
4284 Student someone who is enrolled at a school to educate himself or herself “An 18-year old student from a local high school has been accepted to every Ivy league school in the United States,” the news reporter announced.
4285 Sanguinary associated with events that produce bloodshed The sanguinary fight left one of the students covered in blood.
4286 Tension unrest that creates opposition within or between groups or persons The mediation was filled with tension as the husband and wife argued over the terms of their divorce.
4287 Valid of an argument or point having a sound basis in logic or fact During their debate on current politics, Jenna brought up a valid point about the number of citizens who do not vote.
4288 Telling having a revealing or enlightening effect or quality The rude way he spoke to his mother was telling of how obnoxiously he treated the authority over him in all parts of his life.
4289 Recycle to reprocess waste into reusable materials Research shows people in the U.S. only recycle a small amount of the reusable packaging purchased.
4290 Reify to make something real become more concrete The attorney tried to reify the statement so it would become more real for the jury.
4291 Thither toward that place We followed the foot prints leading towards the woods in search of the cabin, but they did not lead us thither.
4292 Moderate An average amount The girl’s mild to moderate asthma did not affect her in the way it does a person with severe breathing problems.
4293 Swift fast or rapid The roadrunner is a swift animal capable of running very fast.
4294 Idleness inactivity; laziness The lazy sheep herder’s idleness caused him to fall asleep in the field while a wolf lurked nearby.
4295 Beneficial helpful or good to something or someone The vitamins he took were beneficial to his health.
4296 Apodictic unquestionably true or certain After spending 16 years teaching English, I had an apodictic assurance that I could pass an adolescent literature class.
4297 Exacting requiring a large amount of effort, time, money, etc. Because the dessert recipe was extremely exacting, Laura asked a friend to help her make the dish.
4298 Pestilent producing irritation Because John has a pestilent personality, he annoys many of the kids in his class.
4299 Talk to say words out loud The baby is just learning to talk and can only say a few words.
4300 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.
4301 Steward an individual who is tasked with protecting another person’s interests When I rang the bell, the steward appeared and offered me a variety of refreshments.
4302 Gaiety celebration; partying The gaiety is in honor of the principal’s retirement.
4303 Misguided possessing faulty judgment or ideals Ulrich had once been a good man, but his misguided lust for vengeance and power corrupted him completely
4304 Alliteration the recurrence of consonants at the start of two or more terms In poetry, alliteration is sometimes used to create a unique tone by repeating consonant sounds.
4305 Structure to build, organize, or construct Structure your closet in such a way that makes every pair of shoes easy to locate.
4306 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.
4307 Theoretically in theory; supposedly Theoretically, exercise is supposed to help you lose weight, but working out doesn’t seem to do much for me.
4308 Canvas a type of hard, rough cloth used for making sails, tents, and as a surface to be painted on The artist was painting a canvas backdrop for the school play.
4309 Rectify to correct an issue The puzzled doctor could not identify the proper medicine to rectify his patient’s medical condition.
4310 Block to stop or prevent something from happening Police tried to block the drunk driver from plowing through the crowd but weren’t able to prevent the fatal accident.
4311 Carry Out to do something I expect all of the men under my command to carry out my orders without dissent or hesitation, acting immediately and without remorse.
4312 Heinous hatefully or shockingly evil The criminal received the death penalty for his heinous crime.
4313 Convoy a group of vehicles that move as a unit for safety reasons As the convoy of missionaries travelled through the dangerous jungle, they were escorted by a team of soldiers.
4314 Electronic device or technology associated with or employing low voltage current Because the electronic device’s signals could interfere with traffic control, Sheila was asked to place her cellphone on airplane mode.
4315 Cocky conceited and smug After his team won the last 10 football games, the cocky quarterback told everyone at school that he won the game by himself.
4316 Daffy silly; unusual in a humorous way The comedian is known for his daffy behavior and keeps the crowd rolling with his silly skits.
4317 Heck an expression of usually anger or surprise that is used as a way of adding force to a statement “What in the heck?” the woman exclaimed as she realized her diamond ring was missing from her jewelry box.
4318 Perfidious not able to be trusted Michelle sought revenge on her perfidious friend who stole her lottery ticket.
4319 While a period of time We went to the park for a little while and afterwards ventured to the ice cream shop.
4320 Supplant to kick out or replace in a rough manner If my stepmother thinks she can supplant my real mother, then she has a rude awakening in her future!
4321 Immaculate without any blemish or imperfection Since I am having guests over for dinner, my house must be cleaned until it is immaculate.
4322 Pamper to indulge with affection and attention The gentleman would pamper his wife with a shoulder massage on a consistent basis.
4323 Gridiron a field for football, marked with regularly spaced parallel lines We played a gridiron game on a typical American football field with lines and goal posts.
4324 Sterling pertaining to the utmost quality of silver with it being at least 92% authentic silver When the prissy woman was trying to impress her friends, she decided to bring out the sterling silver tea set.
4325 Promptly in a quick manner Fortunately, the paramedics arrived promptly and were able to save my father.
4326 Hologram a picture taken by a camera using light and not a lens to show a 3-dimensional item Since the photographer wanted the photograph to capture every facet of the tree, he took a hologram with a special camera.
4327 Paranormal supernatural events that cannot be explained by science His love for ghosts led the new author to writing a mystery novel with a paranormal twist.
4328 Temptation something used to lure or entice The temptation of chocolate caramel cake was almost too much for the poor dieter to bear.
4329 Inflatable capable of being filled with air A small hole in the inflatable raft caused the air to seep out and the swimmer to sink.
4330 Dismantle to take something apart or pull to pieces The movers came into to dismantle the furniture so that it could be transported to a different facility.
4331 Shoulder the paved or unpaved part that is next to the paved road and not part of the lanes of a road After I realized I had a flat tire while driving, I pulled my car over to the shoulder so that other cars could pass and I could safely change the tire.
4332 Porcine relating to or looking like pigs The porcine children continued to fight over the leftover soup like a trough of slop.
4333 Amounted totaled up to; was in all The total dinner bill amounted to $75.45 and was split by the four guests.
4334 Furious extremely angry The prospective cadet was furious with himself for oversleeping and disqualifying himself from the academy.
4335 Stuffed over-filled; jam-packed The traveler stuffed her suitcase with so many items that it could barely zip.
4336 Consonance harmony, compatibility or agreement The consonance of the committee was clear when they voted to unanimously elect a new treasurer.
4337 Hereby a formal phrase, action or law I hereby sentence you to life in prison after all the charges against you have been proven true.
4338 Clutch to tightly hold or grasp Clutch my hand tightly if you don’t want to fall off the roof!
4339 Convict to find someone guilty of a crime The jury will probably convict the man of murder since he was found with the victim’s blood on his hands.
4340 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.
4341 Gold a shiny, yellow colored precious metal that is used to make coins, jewelry, and other valuable items The explorers searched for gold, but never found any precious metal in the colonies.
4342 Periphery the area that borders a thing or place If the tennis ball touches or goes pass the periphery of the white line, a point will be given to the recipient of the serve.
4343 Reproachful disapproving; critical Shooting her son a reproachful glance, the mother made it clear that texting during mass was not appropriate.
4344 Identification something that identifies a person, animal, or thing Showing identification to the clerk, the passenger was able to board the bus with no problem.
4345 Wrap to conceal something in paper or soft fabric Since I bought her birthday present, I had to wrap it in wrapping paper so the boy could tear open the paper to reveal the present.
4346 Finagle to acquire something by deception or scam In order to finagle getting the candy from his father before dinner, the little boy explained to his dad that mom was serving dinner at a much later time.
4347 Musicality musical talent The Broadway play earned high marks for musicality since many of the songs were top hits.
4348 Puppy a dog that is 12 months or younger The cute little puppy barked often and played with other puppies in the backyard.
4349 Cohesive closely united; well integrated To make perfect pie dough, you must mix the ingredients until they are cohesive.
4350 Arraign to charge someone in a court of law His lawyer was not present when the suspect was set to arraign.
4351 Arsenic a very harmful substance that kills people and animals that ingest it The husband was accused of sprinkling arsenic on his wife’s food in an effort to kill her.
4352 Postmodernism a style of art and other works that began in the 1960s and includes shapes and unusual objects and bright colors Many pieces of the vivid artwork from the era of postmodernism hang in the 1960s home.
4353 Protectionism the idea of helping the companies within the country by taxing foreign imports Since many U.S. companies are having their products made overseas, protectionism forces these companies to pay more for those products coming back into the U.S.
4354 Obstinate stubbornly refusing to change one’s opinion or action; very difficult to change or persuade; refusing to obey Although the little boy knew he was wrong, he was too obstinate to apologize to his parents.
4355 Overtake to pass a more slowly object As the driver of a car tried to overtake a tractor trailer on a busy highway, he couldn’t complete the pass and moved back behind him.
4356 Prank a practical joke or mischievous act Some people consider putting transparent wrap on a toilet seat a prank, but I think it is merely an inconsiderate and rude act.
4357 Obeisance a respectful obedient attitude In my family, we say a prayer before each meal to show obeisance and thanks.
4358 Dazed unable to think properly, confused It was difficult to tell if I was injured after the car accident, because I was so dazed that I couldn’t focus on anything at all.
4359 Flamboyant displaying flashy or loud behavior The flamboyant singer loves to wear shimmering suits while performing.
4360 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.
4361 Thematic pertaining to a certain topic, idea or matter Ms. Taylor taught all of her subjects in her 4th grade class using a thematic unit about careers.
4362 Poppycock nonsense; empty talk or writing The political poppycock of the bickering candidates kept the board from being able to discuss real issues.
4363 Gleam to shine brightly After they were waxed, the building’s floors seemed to gleam with brightness.
4364 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.
4365 Rug a small fabric mat used to cover part of the floor “Wipe your feet on the rug,” the mother told her muddy son as he entered the foyer of their house.
4366 Distinguishable being able to clearly see or hear something from within a whole and recognize it as different The fuzzy words on the page were only distinguishable after Mike put on his glasses.
4367 Engender to cause a feeling or attitude to exist The restaurant hoped the act of giving out free ice cream would engender customer loyalty.
4368 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.
4369 Normality ordinariness; normalcy The normality of their everyday life together often left the couple yawning from boredom.
4370 Datum a piece of information Only having one datum from my research was not enough to convince anyone, so I would need to gather more.
4371 Success victory or accomplishments Due to her success in high school, the graduate had a full scholarship to the college of her choice.
4372 Contribute to donate something to a cause, whether it be time, money, or ideas Ariana Grande and several other artists came together to contribute to charity concert for victims of the Manchester terrorist attack.
4373 Protean changing often; variable Because the woman’s affections are protean, she has ten ex-husbands.
4374 Fawn to seek favor or approval by giving extra attention or praise It was interesting to watch the greedy woman fawn over the wealthy old man.
4375 Oasis a haven from something unpleasant or tiring After spending twelve hours in the car, we felt as though our hotel was our oasis.
4376 Mainstreaming bringing an idea or attitude to a place that is considered normal or held by the majority Martha hopes that by teaching people more about the vegan lifestyle, she will help in mainstreaming the practice to a point where it is commonplace.
4377 Dashiki a colorful decorative tunic originating from Africa When the cultural festival presented Ethiopian dancers dressed in a dashiki and equally vibrant pants, they grabbed everyone’s attention in the audience.
4378 Euphemistic having the qualities of rewording a harsh expression for one that is milder After my father made his tactful statement about my friends, my mother corrected him by using a euphemistic replacement.
4379 Rubric a set of guidelines used to grade an assignment Sarah really needed a good grade in English in order to pass the course so she looked at the rubric before writing her next essay.
4380 Childlike being innocent or naïve in a manner befitting of a child Even as a young adult, Avan has an almost childlike innocence to him that many people find endearing, even though others think it foolish.
4381 Aggrieved angry or resentful due to unjust treatment Parking almost fifteen feet from the corner, the aggrieved driver tore up the ticket he received for parking too close to the intersection.
4382 Tolerability capable of being endured or dealt with The strong cancer medicine has low tolerability, so many patients can’t take the drug due to its unbearable side effects.
4383 Finally ultimately or at last After having a problem each day of the week at work, I was glad it was finally Friday.
4384 Client a person who pays someone else for their services The attorney required the client to pay a 500 dollar fee before he would begin working on her case.
4385 Circumvent to get around something Often, pilots will circumvent the rain by flying above the clouds.
4386 Nix to cancel, end, or reject Over time, it became painfully clear that the smartest choice was to nix the partnership and dissolve the business.
4387 Soar to rise high Gas prices always seem to soar in the summer when families are getting ready to travel.
4388 Viceroy one who governs a country, province, or colony as the representative of a monarch The viceroy traveled to America to oversee one of the thirteen colonies.
4389 Requiem a program held in the Catholic Church to remember a deceased individual or a musical composition prepared as a remembrance The requiem for the deceased priest will be held this Sunday at Sacred Hearts Catholic Church.
4390 Allowance a share or portion of something that is granted by another person Timmy is given an allowance of his mother’s income, but is expected to do well in school and finish his chores.
4391 Rankle to cause bitterness or irritation The fact the plane is leaving two hours late is certainly going to rankle the passengers.
4392 Eruption the bursting out of material suddenly and violently The volcano’s sudden eruption left the city in ruins, covered in lava and ash.
4393 Indicated pointed out; showed The test results indicated the flu, but the patient isn’t showing symptoms yet.
4394 Confer to discuss Since the doctors are unfamiliar with my symptoms, they will confer on a diagnosis.
4395 Allegory a story or picture that conveys a hidden meaning Santa Claus is an allegory that illustrates how one person can change the world by giving.
4396 Leading foremost; primary The leading actress came down with a cold, so her replacement had to step in as the show’s star.
4397 Manipulate to regulate or control something or someone The beautiful young woman found it easy to manipulate the wealthy older man.
4398 Zen feeling extremely relaxed, peaceful, and free of worries She turned towards Zen to help her relieve the stress in her life.
4399 Redundant something that is unnecessary My professor’s redundant speech consisted of him saying the same thing over and over again.
4400 Arouse to stimulate or provoke a reaction or response After Sandy began asking her friends to lie about her whereabouts on the night of the crime, she began to arouse suspicion from the detective.
4401 Gross domestic product the monetary value of all the finished goods and services produced that is used to gauge the health of a country’s economy If gross domestic product is rising, our economy is in good shape because our goods and services are becoming worth more money.
4402 Explore travel to or examine Setting out to explore the island was the most adventurous thing the man had ever done.
4403 Intravenous by way of a vein Intravenous drug users often bruise their veins.
4404 Singe to burn something in a superficial way The spicy food began to singe my mouth as soon as I took a bite.
4405 Whet to trigger or make desire The mobile phone company uses celebrity endorsements to make consumers whet their phones.
4406 Mismanagement handling of something in a way that is wrong or inappropriate The student’s mismanagement of her time caused her to miss her class and fail her test.
4407 Profanation desecration or defamation. dishonoring something sacred The teenager’s decision to fling toilet paper at a church was unacceptable profanation, with even mostly unreligious folk condemning them for it.
4408 Crumbly fragile; easily breakable Every time she tried to take a bite, the crumbly cake fell off of her fork.
4409 Typecast to stereotypically assign an actor or actress the same type of role over and over again Because she played the fun-loving grandma on several different TV shows, Meryl seemed to be typecast in this role.
4410 Thorn a sharp prickle that extends from a plant Piercing the gardener’s finger, the rose’s thorn drew blood to the surface.
4411 Outgrow to grow too big for something The ten-month-old will soon outgrow his infant car seat and transition into a larger one.
4412 Predicament difficult, unpleasant, or embarrassing situation Because I do not want to end up in a financial predicament, I pay my bills regularly.
4413 Hindrance a person or thing that hinders My youngest sister is always more of a hindrance than a help when she tries to assist me with a task.
4414 Dependent needful; reliant on something or someone else Our kitten will not be placed in a new home until she is no longer dependent on her mother for milk.
4415 Know to understand and realize Since Sarah and Tiffany know the words to The Star Spangled Banner, they sang along to it.
4416 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.
4417 Brackish unappealing in taste Since the water on the island tasted brackish, I decided not to drink it.
4418 Remedy a cure or handling of an illness or ailment Since I was camping in the woods, I found a remedy for my stomachache by eating part of a ginger plant on the side of the trail.
4419 Adhesion a substance’s ability to attach to another substance For sturdier adhesion, apply hot glue to the sequins prior to attaching them to the leotard.
4420 Ardent feeling great passion, or felt very passionately When the rock star checks his mail, he almost always finds one or two bizarre gifts from some of his ardent fans.
4421 Colossus a thing or person that is very large or gigantic It seemed like overnight, the mom-and-pop shop had grown into a colossus that rakes in millions every year.
4422 Decorate to make an object or space more attractive by adding embellishments to it Using flowers to decorate the church, the wedding planner tried to make the space as beautiful as possible.
4423 Satiety the state of being satisfied or full after consuming food Sarah reached satiety and felt content after tasting every item on the buffet.
4424 Terribly extremely; very Interstate traffic was terribly backed up, coming to a standstill that lasted for hours.
4425 Breakage the action or instance of breaking Using a flat iron every day caused severe breakage to Iris’s once healthy and strong locks.
4426 Adoption the process of legally taking on personal responsibility for something or someone (usually a child) that belongs to someone else The baby was in foster care for seven days before being put up for adoption and taken in by a new family.
4427 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.
4428 Itemize to break something down into the individual parts that comprise it An itemized bill is one that breaks down the listed cost into each part that makes up the bill, so you know what parts of it are the most expensive.
4429 Protuberant protruding; bulging The eerie looking fish had a protuberant jaw that stuck out from the rest of his small body and was filled with bony teeth.
4430 Habiliment clothing Unlike my sister, who cares about fashion, my habiliment is always focused on what makes me the most comfortable.
4431 Crustacean a large group of mostly water animals (as crabs, lobsters, and shrimps) A shrimp is a crustacean, as are crabs and crawfish.
4432 Eleemosynary relating to charity After the hurricane, the Red Cross was accepting eleemosynary help from surrounding communities.
4433 Beguile to attract or interest someone The car salesman tried to beguile the customer with an offer of free gas for a year.
4434 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.
4435 Taciturn reserved or untalkative; saying little My shy brother is taciturn and rarely speaks in public.
4436 Bazaar a market (frequently seen in the Middle East) that offers an assortment of items for purchase While shopping at the bazaar, I found a number of international foods.
4437 Cocoon the silky protective case spun by the larvae of some insects and moths that serves as a covering for their pupal stage They are like a pupa waiting in its cocoon for rebirth, ultimately becoming a butterfly.
4438 Overcome to succeed in dealing with a problem or difficulty Ted knows that he would have no problem speaking in public if he would only overcome his fears instead of running away from them.
4439 Victory a win or success A victory over the Eagles means that we will go to the playoffs next week.
4440 Slosh the sound of splashing The distant slosh of the waves on the sandy beach was a relaxing sound as I attempted to take a nap.
4441 Hegemony the predominant influence of one group over another The president of the company has hegemony over his employees.
4442 Feather a soft, thin outgrowth that covers the body of a bird The bird’s soft feather detached from its wing and slowly floated down to the ground.
4443 Borrow to use something that belongs to someone else and then give it back Gabe asked his brother to let him borrow twenty dollars until payday.
4444 Fare the fee an individual is charged in order to be transported somewhere The man stowed away on the ship because he could not afford the cruise fare.
4445 Abbreviate to shorten a word or phrase Learning to abbreviate long words will help the court reporter type more quickly.
4446 Blessing approval; support The father refused to give his blessing and urged his daughter not to marry her fiancé without his support.
4447 Start to begin or set off Natalie has decided to start a new diet and will begin her new way of eating tomorrow morning.
4448 Unexpected not predicted or foreseen We prepared for almost every natural disaster that could occur, but the arrival of a meteor was still unexpected.
4449 Cosmos the world viewed as a serene and organized place In observance of the cosmos of life, everything that is born must also die.
4450 Cupidity excessive desire or greed John’s cupidity led him to try and rob the bank.
4451 Lexicon terminology geared to a particular topic or specific group of people In the first year of law school, we learned a large number of words that became the basics of our legal lexicon.
4452 Burden a problem or inconvenience Babysitting for my neighbors had become a burden when they wanted me to work over 40 hours a week while going to school.
4453 Traveled took a trip; passed through The tourists traveled around the city for several hours, seeing famous sites as they walked.
4454 Intrude to come or enter without invitation, permission, or welcome; to trespass Gaby opened my door saying that she did not mean to intrude, but that someone was waiting to speak to me for over an hour.
4455 Hijack to take control of something (i.e., a plane) illegally or without permission During 9-11, the terrorists were able to hijack a plane and crash it into the Twin Towers.
4456 Heighten to strengthen, deepen, or intensify Before potential severe weather, the National Weather Service will heighten awareness by informing people and providing continuous updates.
4457 Hurting being in physical or emotional pain Even though his knee was hurting, the runner pushed through the pain and finished his meet.
4458 Disadvantage a drawback or obstacle One disadvantage of going to the beach on the holiday weekend is that the shores will be jam-packed with people.
4459 Imbalance something that is out of proportion or off center An extreme vitamin imbalance gave the runner such high iron that her liver shut down.
4460 Kerosene oil that is used a fuel Running out of kerosene, the traveler’s lamp began to flicker and eventually went dim.
4461 Lubricate to apply oil to a surface in order to reduce friction Finding a product to lubricate the door was the only way to stop the annoying squeaking.
4462 Reminiscent triggering memories of past times The smells coming from the bakery were reminiscent of the scents that used to come from my grandmother’s kitchen.
4463 Dodge to avoid Jimmy managed to dodge an extra shift today by pretending that he had to pick up his grandma from the hospital.
4464 Incongruity incompatibility The incongruity between an American power cord and a Swedish power outlet means you can’t charge your devices.
4465 Jurassic a geologic period that occurred over 150 million years ago and is marked by the presence of dinosaurs and the first appearance of birds During the Jurassic period, humans didn’t exist, and dinosaurs ruled the earth.
4466 Layer one level of material, especially on a surface Because it is cold outside, the children should put on an extra layer of clothing before they leave for school.
4467 Particulate a very small piece or particle Although the elements are small, particulate pollution can cause a great deal of damage to the environment.
4468 Posit to offer as a suggestion Since no other venue is available, I will posit my condominium as a place for the company holiday party.
4469 Agreeance the act of agreeing with/to or supporting something Because they were in agreeance about the money, the two parties decided to sign and settle out of court.
4470 Hoard to collect a large amount of something Rob loves to hoard money because he is a penny-pincher.
4471 Confusion the state of uncertainty and not understanding what is going on As a way to avoid confusion while traveling, Johnny made sure to write down clear directions.
4472 Doodle to scribble or draw aimlessly While listening to the long-winded salesman on the phone, I would doodle artwork on a scrap sheet of paper.
4473 Monolingual to know and communicate solely with one language Living in a monolingual country, Sarah was limited with collaborating with people from other countries since she only spoke English.
4474 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.
4475 Reality the true situation exactly as it exists The reality of the family’s poverty meant they didn’t have much food or water.
4476 Megillah an elaborately complicated production or sequence of events After spending thousands of dollars and countless hours piecing together her elaborate wedding, Jennifer wished she would have skipped the whole megillah.
4477 Include to make something part of a greater whole We wanted to include the new transfer student, so we invited him to sit with us at lunch on his first day.
4478 Worship to express honor and respect for someone or something, especially a deity In that country, many people worship carved objects in the way that others show respect to a god.
4479 Stomp to march harshly usually due to being emotional Seeing the cockroach scurry across the kitchen floor, the teenage boy decided to stomp on it.
4480 Perspiration salty, watery fluid secreted by the sweat glands Bob uses as much antiperspirant deodorant that he can, because he hates the feeling of perspiration trickling from his armpits.
4481 Ferly dreadful; frightful Strange witches and ferly monsters came out of the woods, making the townspeople extremely afraid.
4482 Charade a sham or farce Keeping up the charade, my family continued to pretend that they weren’t going to throw my little sister a surprise party.
4483 Battle a fight or confrontation in which two sides face off Losing their final battle, the Indians agreed to give up their land and move west.
4484 Leer to stare at a person with an unpleasant expression that is often sexual in nature I walked faster when the homeless man started to leer at me.
4485 Postmark an official stamp that gives the time, place, and date of a package’s posting A postmark on a package will tell you where it was shipped from.
4486 Jiggle to wobble or quiver The bobble head did jiggle on the stationary body, but it seemed like forever before it stopped moving.
4487 Foci the centers or central parts of focus/activity The foci of the paper were the many reasons why people came to the U.S. and the ways they immigrated.
4488 Metabolize to break down food in the body so it can be used for energy His body didn’t metabolize iron normally, so he took an iron supplement daily.
4489 Gubernatorial associated with the office of governor After the results of the gubernatorial election have been counted, we will have our new governor.
4490 Couture the design and manufacture of clothing to a client’s specific desires Maria’s couture gown was designed specifically for her by a renowned designer.
4491 Griot a West African traveler who keeps the oral history of a tribe through storytelling, poetry, and other forms of entertainment As a travelling griot, it was the storyteller’s job to make sure the tribe’s history was never forgotten.
4492 Abroad in foreign countries His plan is to get a degree in economics and then work abroad for a year.
4493 Exaggeration the act of doing or representing in an excessive manner; a going beyond the bounds of truth or reason I don’t believe everything my niece tells me, as she’s rather prone to exaggeration.
4494 Rig to set up or modify something, usually a piece of equipment In an attempt to rig a makeshift pair of skates, the young child strapped some buggy wheels to his shoes, though the results were less than stellar.
4495 Materialistic believing that having money and possessions is the most important thing in life A materialistic gold-digger, the woman wasn’t looking for love but a man who could finance her expensive lifestyle.
4496 Basal relating to, or forming, the base, or point of origin During class, the biology teacher explained that the basal epidermal cells form the innermost layer of human skin.
4497 Crocodile Tears   $MMT = window.$MMT || {}; $MMT.cmd = $MMT.cmd || [];$MMT.cmd.push(function(){ $MMT.display.slots.push([“8f1244f6-5306-4bbe-9562-fc5ef7966ac2”]); }) Prev Word Next Word display of tears that is forced or false The crocodile tears allows us to see through the false expressions of regret.
4498 Combat ake action to reduce, destroy, or prevent In order to combat global warming, we must try to recycle, waste less, conserve energy, and burn fewer fossil fuels.
4499 Possessed akin to being controlled by an evil spirit; often to refer to a frenzied person Enraged, Luke attacked his brother as if he were possessed, swinging his fists at him wildly.
4500 Incentive that which encourages or motivates a person to do something Many studios are coming here to make movies because of the large tax incentive offered by the state.
4501 Deplete to exhaust the supply When we continually cut down forests, we are choosing to deplete one of our greatest resources.
4502 Flashy showy and wanting to show off one’s wealth/skills in an obnoxious way The rap mogul was flashy with his money and showed off his wealth through blinged-out jewelry and expensive cars.
4503 Polyglot an individual who is capable of using and understanding numerous languages Because my sister is a polyglot, she was hired as a language translator for the United Nations.
4504 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.
4505 Corresponding comparable or equivalent The corresponding word for ‘one’ in Spanish is ‘uno,’ and for two the Spanish word is dos.
4506 Genocide the purposeful murder of individuals of a particular people Armed troops are being sent to end the dictator’s genocide that has resulted in the deaths of over twenty thousand people.
4507 Egad a remark showing alarm or shock Egad, my engagement ring just fell down the sink so it is lost.
4508 Sycophant a person who tries to get what they want by excessively praising or complimenting someone in order to make them feel attractive or important Because she always kisses up to the teacher, Janice is considered the sycophant in first period.
4509 Banking business services offered by a financial institution (bank) that receives deposits of money and gives loans The corporation transferred its banking to Chase since they offer better discounts than the previous account holder did.
4510 Write to mark words or symbols down, especially on paper Students were asked to write their full names on the piece of paper.
4511 Belief the feeling of being certain that something exists or is true It was the police officer’s belief that a serial killer was in the area, mainly because the murders kept happening.
4512 Animatronics the technique of making and operating lifelike robots, typically for use in film or other entertainment A life-like animatronics character, Chuck E. Cheese interacts with children who visit the entertainment franchise in a way that only a robotic mouse could.
4513 Thee meaning “you” as a single person or entity “To thee, I give my heart” was the common expression written on many Valentine’s Day cards at the gift shop.
4514 Rooted cheered for; applauded The cheerleaders rooted for the players, leading a chant and a cheer every time the team scored.
4515 Process a procedure or set of actions that is followed step-by-step During his math class, Cam’s teacher taught him a step-by-step process for completing each problem.
4516 Backsliding the process of falling back into bad habits For a time, my father managed to stop drinking alcohol, but he started backsliding after he lost his job, turning back to the bottle.
4517 Overemphasize to overstress or exaggerate Jessie tends to overemphasize the negative parts of her life instead of focusing on the positive.
4518 Cleft to be forked or divided The bottom of Tim’s cleft chin resembled two upside-down hills with a valley in between.
4519 Benignity the trait of being gentle and nice Jared’s benignity makes him too nice and allows him to be an easy target for con artists.
4520 Cyborg a science fiction character that is part human and part machine The cyborg boarded the spacecraft and used his robotic arm to snatch the wiring out of the motherboard.
4521 Label to put a small tag or ticket on something as a way to identify something about it Before we sell these items at the garage sale, we will need to label each one with a price tag.
4522 Residual lingering after a process has finished Even after spraying the air freshener, Kim could still smell the residual odor of burnt chicken.
4523 Feign to fake or pretend to be affected by something If you feign sick at work a lot, no one will believe you when you’re truly ill.
4524 Tenebrous dark or shadowy Tenebrous clouds loomed in the sky and seemed to grow darker as the storm moved into the area.
4525 Has-been a person declining in popularity or effectiveness; once admired Now a has-been model, she once had a promising career and was sought by top model agencies.
4526 Crestfallen unhappy about a recent experience After losing comrades in battle, several crestfallen soldiers cried in their tents.
4527 Resource a useful or valuable possession Gold was the most valuable resource found in the land, but silver and quartz were found there as well.
4528 Farm a ranch for raising animals or harvesting crops My neighbor’s farm covers a hundred acres and is used for cultivating corn and soybeans to sell at the market.
4529 Civilized well-mannered and polite Kate was warned by her principal that she better start acting in a civilized way if she hoped to graduate with the rest of her class.
4530 Route a course or path to take to get somewhere After digging a 300-foot long trench, the water would travel down this route from the place where I first started digging and dumping it into the river.
4531 Represented spoke/stood in for; acted on behalf of The attorney has represented several famous clients in court including Michael Jackson.
4532 Uplifting positive in a way that encourages someone or improves their condition An uplifting speaker, TD Jakes encouraged those visiting his church to have faith that better days are coming their way.
4533 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.
4534 Broad wide in extent or scope There was broad agreement on the issue of equal pay for women.
4535 Photosynthesis the biological process in which plants turn carbon dioxide and water into nourishment If not for photosynthesis, plants would perish from a lack of nutrients.
4536 Jabber to talk rapidly, indistinctly, or unintelligibly; to utter gibberish or nonsense I get nervous when my sister begins to jabber about all the nonsense that happens in her world.
4537 Fragrant pleasant or sweet-smelling The fragrant smell of flowers is almost completely absent in winter, which is why I prefer the aromas of summer and spring.
4538 Invert to flip-flop direction in status, stance or associations The recipe called for the cook to bake the pineapple upside down cake in a pan and then to invert the cake face down onto a platter.
4539 Stripped to remove something The maid stripped the bed of the dirty sheets and replaced them with clean ones.
4540 Adonis a very handsome young man “Look at that Adonis,” the girl giggled to her friend as the handsome new freshman walked into the cafeteria.
4541 Blindside to catch someone off guard If we attack the enemy from behind, we will blindside them completely.
4542 Beacon a thing or person that provides guidance to people The lighthouse is a beacon for ships lost in the night.
4543 Empirical based on observation or evidence Our data is based on empirical evidence collected in numerous studies.
4544 Endowed supplied or furnished with Since we’ve been heavily endowed by investors this year, we have greatly exceeded our fundraising goals.
4545 Anthem a song that is said to represent the masses, whether it be cultural or social Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” became an anthem for the LGBT community.
4546 Practicable possible; able to be done or accomplished Because he didn’t take all practicable steps to make sure that the lion was secured in the cage, the careless zookeeper was fired.
4547 Frustrate to disappoint or upset The toddler was unaware how he would frustrate the family cat every time he pulled its tail.
4548 Visits goes to see a person or place Each time my father visits, he complains about my messy house.
4549 Estrange to cause a person to be alienated from a group, a friend, or family member Norma’s depression often causes her to estrange herself from her coworkers by eating lunch alone in her cubicle.
4550 Pronouncement an announcement that is formal and usually given by someone of authority After a series of incidents occurred on campus, the president of the university made a pronouncement that any harassment would result in severe consequences.
4551 Shunt to push or shove something It’s unfortunate that our society tends to shunt older workers to retirement before they are ready.
4552 Hyperactive extremely or unusually overactive The hyperactive toddler ran around the daycare smashing toys and knocking things off of the wall.
4553 Venomous of animals, especially snakes, or their parts secreting venom; capable of injecting venom by means of a bite or sting The park ranger warned the campers to watch out for venomous snakes.
4554 Famished extremely hungry The man had not eaten for days, so when I asked if he was hungry he responded by saying “I’m famished.”
4555 Derelict in bad shape as a result of neglect Out of fear for my safety, I chose not to walk inside of the derelict barn.
4556 Submerge to sink out of sight To test how long I could go without breathing, I decided to submerge my head into a bucket full of water.
4557 Emigration the act of relocating to another region or nation Because of the high rate of emigration, our country’s population is decreasing.
4558 Parlor a nice room in the house that is reserved for socializing with friends As the pastor and his wife were escorted into our parlor to discuss our membership in the church, I quickly got my husband to join us.
4559 Boondoggle a simple craft-like creation usually made by a pioneer or outdoorsy person The troop leader had his scouts make a boondoggle with the yarn and plastic loops in order to be used as a keychain.
4560 Agony intense pain or suffering When my brother died, I was in emotional agony for months.
4561 Skew slanted, crooked Because we didn’t use a level when hanging it, the picture was skew on the wall.
4562 Enthusiastic having or showing a lot of excitement and interest about something The enthusiastic crowd cheered and clapped wildly, screaming Donald’s name.
4563 Gained put on; added or expanded Not eating junk food every day caused the once chubby woman to lose all of the pounds she had gained.
4564 Gussy to dress or decorate something up in a showy way The shopkeeper used a mannequin and some fancy clothes to gussy up the otherwise plain windows.
4565 Valve a typically cylindrical device that can be opened and closed that is used to direct the flow of liquid or air The firefighters connected the hose to the fire hydrant and opened the valve to release the water.
4566 Carter a person who drives a cart The carter came along the road with a wagon, offering to carry pedestrians to the other side of town for a small fee.
4567 Nursing a profession in which one cares for people who are sick or dying Kita decided to go into nursing because she loves taking care of people and doesn’t mind blood or bodily fluids.
4568 Blindsided attacked unsuspectedly or surprised by something unforeseen Blindsided by the divorce, Martina was in complete shock when she received the papers in the mail.
4569 Plasma the liquid element of blood that transports blood cells Although we bleed red when we are hurt, the plasma that transports the blood is actually yellow.
4570 Prosecutor a government attorney who presents the state’s case against the defendant during criminal prosecution A special prosecutor was called in to handle the murder trial of the governor’s son.
4571 Crust the hardened, outer layer of an object Cracks in the earth’s crust cause earthquakes and other on top of the outer layer.
4572 Frenzy wildly excited or out-of-control behavior Distraught by the death of his wife, the man attacked in frenzy.
4573 Dauntless fearless, bold, or courageous The dauntless knight decided to do battle with the dragon within its own lair, fearing neither its flame nor its fang.
4574 Mise-en-scene the process of setting up a stage for a play or performance The crowd seemed oblivious to the mise-en-scene, keeping their eyes on the actors even as the scenery was being changed.
4575 Disjunction something that is disjointed A disjunction existed between the coach’s requirements and his 5- year old players’ performance level since he expected them to play like professionals.
4576 Unpremeditated not planned in advance; accidental Not entirely convinced that the crime was unpremeditated, the detectives looked for clues that might suggest the woman’s death was more than an accident.
4577 Prejudge to form a judgement beforehand without sufficient evidence I will not prejudge whether or not your answer is correct without first checking it up in the book.
4578 Murmur a sound or speech so low that it can barely be heard Sweet but shy, Priscilla’s faint voice sounded was nothing more than a murmur against the loud crowd.
4579 Buffet food laid out in this way, to which diners serve themselves We enforce a policy that diners may return to the buffet up to three times to refill their plates.
4580 Inconvenience a disruption, bother, or annoyance Because I hate the cold, having to sit under the air conditioning vent at work is an inconvenience.
4581 Exultation a feeling of triumphant elation or jubilation Harry’s feelings of exultation intensified as he neared the end of his prison term.
4582 Misanthropy a dislike of mankind Some people are so cynical and full of misanthropy that they despise nearly every other person alive.
4583 Erasure the removal of all parts of something, total obliteration In order to keep the data out of enemy hands, its erasure was ordered by high command, deleting it completely.
4584 Ceiling the flat surface that forms the top of a room Because the room’s ceiling measured nine feet from the floor, a really tall Christmas tree was needed.
4585 Understatement presenting something as being smaller or worse than it actually is Saying he had gained a little weight was an understatement since he had put on thirty just last month.
4586 Loss the state of no longer having something or having less than you did before The loss of their daughter struck the couple hard, and they struggled to deal with her death for several years.
4587 Picking choosing; selecting The coach is picking the teams so that the players don’t fight over who plays on each side.
4588 Naive having or showing a lack of experience or knowledge The naive girl believed she could get pregnant by kissing.
4589 Underbrush shrubs, bushes, or small trees growing beneath large trees The thick underbrush covered the old tombstone, leaving it barely visible beneath the shrubs.
4590 Sensual inducing pleasurable or erotic sensations The sensual couple’s massage was part of the honeymoon plans.
4591 Paraphernalia an assortment of items that are required for a specific task or activity Cathy is going to get plates, balloons, and other party paraphernalia at the drugstore.
4592 Fervent exhibiting or marked by great intensity of feeling Jack’s fervent love for Kelly encouraged him to tattoo her name on his back.
4593 Disciple a student or follower of a teacher or philosopher After seeing his resurrection, the disciple of Christ set out to spread his message throughout the land.
4594 Landform a mass made up of materials typically considered land, such as dirt, stone, sand, etc Sailors that are out at sea often look for some sort of landform to signal the end of their journey, though they may pass some islands that aren’t their final destination.
4595 Abortive an unproductive attempt When the rebels’ plan to take over the castle proved abortive, they were caught and executed.
4596 Whipsaw to move or make something move quickly between two different directions The politician tried to whipsaw his followers by going back and forth on his stance.
4597 Superabundant excessive quantity or surplus of something The number of people in a massive city like Hong Kong is superabundant.
4598 Estimated made a rough calculation or guess The bride estimated that 50 people would attend her wedding, but over 150 showed up.
4599 Arresting fascinating; striking in an eye-catching way The eye-catching painting was visually arresting to all of the art gallery visitors.
4600 Jingoism extreme patriotism for one’s country that often shows itself through aggression towards other nations The man’s jingoism led him to attempt to destroy a federal building as a show of loyalty for his own nation.
4601 Paternal of or pertaining to one’s father Abigail’s paternal grandfather was born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.
4602 Jive talk or conversation that is useless or dishonest The wannabe gang bangers stood outside of the club talking jive, but no one believed a word of what they said.
4603 Tourism an industry pertaining to vacationers Myrtle Beach in South Carolina was created for tourism since it is so close to a warm beach.
4604 Lilac a small tree which has cone-shaped groupings of sweet-smelling purple, pink, or white flowers Known as ‘the queen of shrubs,’ purple lilac flowers often represent love and innocence.
4605 Proportional related or balanced in size, amount, or degree when compared to something else Police officers could use proportional force against the violent protestors but could not go overboard.
4606 Bounce to move quickly up and down My children aren’t allowed to bounce on the bed when they play in their room.
4607 Outrage very mad with fury Outrage over the recent election resulted in many millions of people rioting in the streets in order for people to hear their point.
4608 Claw a curved pointed horny nail on each digit of the foot in birds, lizards, and some mammals At the Renaissance festival, falconers wear steel-enforced, mesh gloves to protect them from the bird’s razor-sharp claw.
4609 Stoicism an ancient philosophy that teaches patience and self-control Greeks that practiced Stoicism taught their students to make decisions based on principle, not emotions.
4610 Mounted increased; grew larger Anger mounted in the crowd as more and more people became upset that the singer hadn’t shown up yet.
4611 Insensitive feeling or showing no concern for the feelings of others Ariel’s husband tends to be insensitive, never caring much about her emotional needs.
4612 Deterrent a thing that discourages someone from doing something My daughter views the loss of cellphone privileges as a cruel deterrent against having bad grades.
4613 Unequivocal unquestionably clear Since we raised over a million dollars for our charity, we considered the fundraiser to be an unequivocal success.
4614 Sire the father of an animal, especially a horse or bull Although he had never won any awards, the son of the sire was a prize-winning pony.
4615 Impulsion the act of wishing to fulfill an urge to do something As her friend was spitting in her face, Carol’s impulsion was to slap her friend across her face in retaliation but decided not to.
4616 Tier a level, layer or step Due to the high dropout rate and low test scores, this high school ranked in the bottom tier of the list of good schools in the state.
4617 Half-baked not completely thought out or planned Theo’s business idea was half-baked and never got off of the ground due to poor planning.
4618 Invade to attack or enter by force Police forces were cautioned to not use deadly force when they prepared to invade the home.
4619 Initiated started; began The chatty coworker always initiated conversations with her fellow employees while they were trying to work.
4620 Well-Known famous; popular Because he was well-known, the celebrity can’t go out in public without being noticed.
4621 Universe the world; earth. Many predicted the end of the universe in 1999, but the world kept on spinning.
4622 Hometown the town or city where one grew up/lived most of their life After high school graduation, the wannabe actress left her small hometown and headed west to Los Angeles.
4623 Tale a story (usually fictional) told orally or written Grandpa is famous for telling his tale of wrestling a lion in the Savannah desert.
4624 Stasis a period of inactivity Diana’s coma has caused her to be in stasis.
4625 Caption a title or short explanation under a picture in a book or magazine Below the picture of the bear, a caption gave both its scientific and common name.
4626 Butterfly a slender-bodied insect with two sets of colorful wings The caterpillar morphed into a four-winged butterfly after spending most of life as a creepy-crawler.
4627 Skilled having the ability or skill to do something well Drawing back his bow, the skilled archer prepared to hit his target as he usually did.
4628 Restitution the restoring of something that is stolen or lost to the property owner Instead of jail time, the shoplifter has been ordered to pay a huge sum of money as restitution for the stolen items.
4629 Stranger is an unfamiliar person When those two began couple’s therapy, it was difficult talking to a stranger about their relationship.
4630 Listed wrote down or otherwise recorded a series or names, or other items Before going to the grocery store, Alexis listed everything she needed to buy on a piece of paper.
4631 Omnivorous eating both plants and animals Because my rabbit only eats plants, it is not omnivorous.
4632 Intimidating causing others to be afraid or timid Because of his big muscles and mean grimace, most people were afraid to approach the intimidating bodyguard.
4633 Torrent a huge and heavy cascade of water or other material With the torrent of rain, I grabbed my umbrella to go outside but really just wanted to remain inside.
4634 Hero someone who is known for his or her brave actions As the hero dove into the raging river, he quickly grabbed the drowning child and brought her to safety.
4635 Allergic having an allergy to something Because he is allergic to shellfish, Linden has to make sure to avoid both crab and shrimp when dining out.
4636 Ogle to look at in a suggestive manner Because the women feel the construction workers ogle them, they hate to walk by the unfinished building.
4637 Undersell to sell something at a lower price than a competitor It is hard for a mom and pop store to undersell Walmart since retail chains can get bulk products at a much lower price.
4638 Impenetrable not capable of being entered If the castle is truly impenetrable, our enemies will never gain access to the king.
4639 Be to stay or remain I will only be happy as long as I am eating chocolate every day and never have to go back to work.
4640 Futuristic something having to do with the future A futuristic model car was on display in the museum, representing what transportation might look like in 50 years.
4641 Wasp a flying insect with a narrow waist and a stinger. constructs paper nests I would rather deal with a annoying but harmless bee over an angry and painful wasp any day.
4642 Exchange to trade or swap After the small fender bender, the two parties decided to exchange phone numbers and sort the issue out at a later date.
4643 House a home or other building where a person lives The contractor built the family a house with three bedrooms and three bathrooms.
4644 Catch 22 difficult / no-win situation The choice you’re giving me is a catch 22 because, no matter which option I choose, I’m not going to be happy with either one.
4645 Kinetic associated with motion Kinetic learners are students who learn better when they are allowed to be active.
4646 Caveman a prehistoric man of the Stone Age who lived in a cave Grunting and pointing at the pictures on the cavern wall, the caveman tried to communicate his primal desires to the other barbarian.
4647 Disconnect to break a connection Before the burglar entered the house, he decided to disconnect the phone lines so the homeowners couldn’t contact the police.
4648 Prairie an extensive area of relatively flat grassland Tall grasses in the prairie can grow six to eight feet tall.
4649 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.
4650 Primp to spend time improving one’s appearance (often in front of a mirror) Before Sarah’s date, she stood in the mirror to primp her hair.
4651 Thoughtless to be unkind and inconsiderate The thoughtless acts of evil were viewed from the children as the older boy threw rocks at the injured puppy.
4652 Obstreperous noisy and difficult to control Because my nephew is obstreperous, he often gets in trouble at school.
4653 Inadvertent not intentional; not on purpose; not conscious Because the principal neglected to turn off the microphone on the PA system, there was an inadvertent transmission of some very inappropriate language throughout the school.
4654 Vernal fresh or youthful or immature attributes The elderly woman had not been vernal for some time, but whenever her favorite song came on she felt as young and lively as when she was a teenager.
4655 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.
4656 Put to set or lay in a certain location or spot My mother put each plate down at the place setting on the table so that we would be able to eat dinner quickly.
4657 Penmanship penmanship is handwriting Calligraphy refers to a distinct sophisticated style of penmanship.
4658 Credence mental acceptance as true or real Since you have a history of lying, I find it difficult to give credence to anything you tell me.
4659 Sacrilege the corruption of something considered holy It is considered an act of sacrilege for anyone to touch the sacred statue.
4660 Halcyon calm and undisturbed I was very content during the halcyon days of my childhood.
4661 Go-to used to describe someone that is often relied on Harold is the go-to guy if you need advice on writing academic papers, since he always gets an A.
4662 Lobbyist an individual hired to convince a legislator to act in a specific manner As a lobbyist for a gun manufacturer, Harry tries to persuade legislators to vote against strict gun control bills.
4663 Entrance an opening to a place; a door or gate The entrance to the front of the building was locked, so we had to use the back doors instead.
4664 Thankless not expressing or feeling gratitude for something Even though the old man gave me some food, I know he did it only to feel better about himself, so I’m feeling rather thankless to him.
4665 Testimony a formal statement, typically given in a court of law The defendant in court had to give a testimony about where they were the day before so they could prove they did not commit the crime.
4666 Stench a very unpleasant odor The stench of the dead rat drove us from the house and into a hotel.
4667 Liken to point out similarities or a resemblance to something else The disappointed travelers liken the horrible trip to going to a beach with no water.
4668 Juxtapose to place things side by side to compare them The interior designer likes to juxtapose light furniture against dark floors to create a dramatic contrast.
4669 Persist to strongly maintain or carry on Once the detectives decided to persist with their interrogation for ten hours, the suspect finally confessed to the crime.
4670 Published prepared/issued some form of writing for the public The scientist published a journal article outlining the results of his latest experiments.
4671 Rickety unstable and likely to collapse The rickety chairs need to be repaired before anyone sits in them.
4672 Contrition the state of feeling remorseful or sorry for what one has done The defendant pled guilty to the crime and expressed heartfelt contrition for the things he done.
4673 Misstep a mistake or mishap A culinary misstep, the silly chef accidentally added sugar to the stew instead of salt.
4674 Potion a combination of liquid ingredients that has medicinal or magical powers The witch made a magical potion, but the mixture didn’t to make her young again like she hoped it would.
4675 Retrodict to make an assumption about the past using present-day information The dinosaur fossils helped the scientist retrodict several different theories about what they might have eaten.
4676 Crone a female who is either ugly and/or cruel The boys referred to the stern and unattractive teacher as a crone.
4677 Alarmist someone who is known for raising up unnecessary fear and anxiety in people by exaggerating or being dishonest A natural alarmist, Mother makes a big deal out of everything just to get a rise out of people.
4678 Classifying categorizing or sorting things, ideas or people Many people are classifying congressmen as either republican or democrat.
4679 Agitator a person who causes trouble or stir people up, especially in support of a cause A political agitator, the angry young man, screamed in the faces of the protestors seeking change with local laws.
4680 Incubate to keep eggs safe and warm so they can grow and hatch Like some other snakes, pythons incubate their eggs by coiling their bodies over them.
4681 Burgled stole from someone; robbed After the robber burgled the store twice, the business owners decided to install an alarm system to protect their property.
4682 Therapist someone trained to help people emotional, physical or mental problems by prescribing medication, giving advice or teaching therapeutic exercises After the car accident, Bobby went to see a physical therapist who helped him walk again by teaching him to bend his knees again.
4683 Qualities attributes or characteristics of a person, place, or thing Although her date had many of the qualities she desired in a husband, the woman could not get over his tendency to chew with his mouth open.
4684 Freelance working for different companies at different times, as opposed to being employed by one company Rather than work a conventional job, I work freelance, simply taking up different kinds of work from different people willing to pay.
4685 Backache a pain or ache in the area around one’s spine After bending over for several hours at work, the baggage claim worker began to suffer from a terrible backache.
4686 Yoke an attachment for two animals side by side with a bar across the top of their necks and each loop around their heads Pioneers put their oxen’s heads through the rings of the yoke with the attached straps stretched up to the wagon.
4687 Short-sighted having a deficiency in being able to see warnings or having wisdom Even with all of the warnings of the approaching category 4 hurricane, the shortsighted family stayed in the area because they didn’t think the storm was going to be that bad.
4688 Elocution the way in which an individual reads or speaks in front of others During the play, the actor’s elocution was so magnificent the audience grew bored whenever he was not on stage.
4689 Suitcase a rectangular case with a handle that is used to carry personal items, especially clothing Before leaving on a trip to grandmother’s house, the little girl packed a suitcase full of her favorite outfits and toys.
4690 Opportunism always taking any chance available without thinking of the consequences Many business ventures failed due to Kevin’s opportunism by investing in any business idea he came up with.
4691 Weary worn out; exhausted After the long road trip, we were all so weary we fell asleep in our clothes.
4692 Absoluteness free from restriction or limitations The absoluteness of the woman’s hatred for her sister-in-law meant that she would go to any length to make sure her enemy suffered.
4693 Sepsis a dangerous medical condition in which bacteria is present in the blood system Bacteria in wounds can move into the bloodstream and lead to sepsis if not treated quickly.
4694 Brethren the body of members, especially of a fraternal, religious or military order Exhausted by the days’ events, the brethren trudged towards the enemy ready to fight until the bitter end.
4695 Cholesterol a fatty substance in the body tissue and blood that is connected to heart disease when found in large amounts Although your body needs some cholesterol, in large amounts this fatty substance can hurt the tissue around your heart.
4696 Assess to judge or evaluate the state or value of something The field test will assess the police candidate’s ability to perform under stress.
4697 Cultural Appropriation the implementation or use of elements of one culture by members of another culture Classmates accused the white student of cultural appropriation for wearing dreadlocks.
4698 Podcast one of a series of online audio files designed as a show or other activity Mr. Bean delivers his speeches about environmental studies through a podcast that can be accessed by downloading it off the Internet.
4699 Theatre a playhouse or public place where movies or plays are shown Ushers dressed in a red suit would seat the people in the Downtown Little River Theatre prior to the beginning of the play.
4700 Disempower to make a person less confident or powerful Using cutting remarks and disrespectful comments, the abusive man was able to disempower his once confident wife.
4701 Infusion the act of adding one thing to something else in order to make it stronger or more successful The secret to great sweet tea is the infusion of black and orange pekoe teas into the hot water.
4702 Examine to look closely at something and study it Crime scene investigators examine the area in search of clues that will lead them to the killer.
4703 Fatigued extremely tired; exhausted Patrolling sixteen hour days with little rest left the overworked police officer mentally and physically fatigued.
4704 Exclaimed expressed with strong feeling It was obvious from the way the children exclaimed delight that they liked their Christmas presents.
4705 Interpretation a person’s view of something My interpretation of the portrait is much different than the artist’s vision.
4706 Jumped sprung up into the air The happy children jumped up and down, leaping for joy when they saw the birthday cake.
4707 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.
4708 Elude to avoid something or someone The criminal was able to elude the police in the crowded mall.
4709 Instance a specific example or single occurrence of something This shoplifting instance was only one example of why the shop installed hidden cameras.
4710 Unfit not qualified or suited for a specific purpose Because he was ruled unfit for the position, the police officer was relieved of his duties.
4711 Noisome disgusting in smell The dog’s noisome odor is making me physically ill.
4712 Birdbath a small basin filled with water that birds can bathe in Inside the garden, a rainwater-filled basin served as a birdbath for the bluebirds.
4713 Anti-Semitism hostility towards Jewish people because of their religion and/or ethnicity When Jewish families began to move into the exclusive neighborhood, some of them were met with anti-semitism from racist neighbors.
4714 Mistrial a trial that ends through an error in the proceedings Bill Cosby’s rape hearing ended in a mistrial since the jurors were deadlocked and couldn’t come to a decision.
4715 Outfox to con or trick someone using keen and smart ways Using his wit and finesse, the veteran defense attorney was able to outfox any lead witness into saying incriminating information about themselves.
4716 Begone a phrase used to dismiss someone or tell them to leave Irritated by the terrible news he had received from the messenger, King Wenceslas told the man to begone.
4717 Pulled moved something by holding it and bringing it toward you The farmer pulled a plow behind him as he moved through his field.
4718 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.
4719 Collectivism the societal or cultural practice in which group or community needs are given priority over individuals Practicing collectivism, the Native American tribes of the east banded together to protect the nation as a whole instead of individual tribes.
4720 Enrollment the number of people signed up for school or a particular event/activity Student enrollment has dropped drastically since many scholars claiming that graduate school is too expensive for them to consider.
4721 Imp a badly behaved child As the new teacher walked into the classroom, she realized the boy in front would be an imp not just the class clown.
4722 Pollen a typically yellow dust like substance emitted from male flowers that carries the gamete necessary to fertilize female seeds You can often see the yellow tint of pollen floating through the air in spring.
4723 Exhaustive leaving nothing out; thorough Despite an exhaustive search of the apartment, I could not find my car keys.
4724 Aspects parts of something As we toured the home, I mentioned that the aspects of house were not my style.
4725 Surgeon a medical professional qualified to conduct surgery Doctor Matthews is a surgeon because he is medically qualified to operate on the human body.
4726 Silent not making or accompanied by any sound With no children at school to laugh or make noise, the classroom was eerily silent.
4727 Unsanctioned illegal or unofficial Based on the unsanctioned activity in the streets, the neighbor called the police about this drug dealing that was going on.
4728 Discovery the finding, locating, or uncovering of something The discovery of gold led many people to travel to Texas by wagon.
4729 Limb an arm or leg After losing his limb, the amputee had to learn to walk all over again.
4730 Mislead to make someone believe something that is untrue by giving them wrong or incomplete information She would mislead all of her boyfriends into believing she wanted something more serious.
4731 Jocular characterized by joking; humorous or playful The jocular man is known for his funny punchlines.
4732 Autumnal related to autumn (fall) season Because fall leaves are often orange and red, these colors are considered autumnal hues.
4733 Engaged occupied; focused on something The police officer was engaged in a drug bust, so he wasn’t able to answer the phone when his wife called.
4734 Selflessness the act of thinking of others instead of yourself Her selflessness was displayed when Marta ran onto the tracks of an oncoming train to rescue the helpless toddler.
4735 Employment the state of having a job or paid work I have applied for several different jobs, but am yet to find full-time employment.
4736 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.
4737 Dilution the process of watering down a substance usually a liquid My children enjoy a very subtle lemon taste, so they loved the dilution of the lemonade by adding two more cups of water to the recipe.
4738 Broaden to widen or become larger The road crew is working to broaden the roadway so that more cars can drive through at one time.
4739 Gazed stared/looked at without stopping While under hypnosis, the entranced woman gazed at the swinging necklace, her eyes never blinking.
4740 Hokey too emotional or artificial to be believed All though it had a feel-good message, the Hallmark movie was much too hokey and cheesy for us to enjoy.
4741 Archaeologist one who studies ancient civilizations by examining artifacts An archaeologist studies artifacts to learn about past societies.
4742 Fail in to be unsuccessful achieving a goal I tried to slam dunk the basketball in today’s game, but with my poor jumping ability I was doomed to fail.
4743 Blindly doing something in an unaware manner, without thinking about the conditions or without protest Molly blindly trusted the smooth-talking car salesman since she really wanted the car to run well even though the engine’s noise was loud.
4744 Secretary an office assistant, usually in charge of records Trying to impress the new secretary caused the office manager to spill coffee all over himself during the briefing.
4745 Condense to decrease size or volume John managed to condense his education and previous job skills to one page on his resume.
4746 Swaddle to wrap something up tightly Nurses swaddle the newborn babies tightly in blankets to calm them down.
4747 Patented pertaining to a product, service or invention that has been issued a government document limiting others from reproducing it Their patented cordless vacuum cleaner made millions of dollar for the Sands family since their company made the only cordless type.
4748 Regulate to determine and oversee policies or rules Only licensed referees are allowed to regulate professional games.
4749 Stutter a speech impediment causing the person to stammer and quickly repeat sounds before saying the whole word or sentence As the young speaker walked on stage, she began to stutter the first few words of her speech before she was able to control her nerves.
4750 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.
4751 Tight-knit describes a group that is well-organized and closely united Our family is a tight-knit group, and we enjoy going on family vacations together several times a year.
4752 Repossession the act or process of taking back possession of something when a buyer defaults on payments Repossession of the defaulting party’s home happened after they no longer were able to afford the 1,200 a month mortgage payments.
4753 Face the surface of (especially the front) of a thing The face of the table had a scratch that ran all the way across the top.
4754 Sepulcher a place where one is buried When my mother dies, she will be placed in the family sepulcher alongside my father.
4755 Politician an individual with a professional career in politics The President of the United States is a politician.
4756 Seat something that one sits on Pulling out a seat for his wife, Ben fixed the chair so that she would be comfortable.
4757 Reported formally or officially announced The victim reported the crime to the police in a formal complaint, but no one has been charged yet.
4758 Cellular Respiration the process by which organisms use oxygen to break down food molecules to get chemical energy for cellular functions While breaking up sugars, the woman’s body cells are creating energy through cellular respiration.
4759 Anarchy chaos resulting from a lack of order or authority As soon as the teacher stepped in the hall, the classroom descended into anarchy.
4760 Telekinesis the ability to move objects with the power of one’s mind Using telekinesis, the spiritual lady transferred the pencil to the desk.
4761 Diagnose to recognize (as a disease) by signs and symptoms The doctor used blood testing and a physical examination to diagnose his ill patient with diabetes.
4762 Memorial something serving as a remembrance of someone or event A flower-covered memorial was placed near the attack site to honor the victims who were gunned down last Sunday.
4763 Aptitude the capability to do something well The aptitude test will identify your strongest areas in math.
4764 Grotto a small cave or cavern with attractive features My best friend and I took a two hour adventure tour into a grotto which we could climb and crawl within it using supplied gear.
4765 Besiege to approach with an excessive number of requests or questions The journalists will besiege the police chief with questions about the prisoner’s escape.
4766 Subsequently afterward: after something else has occurred The traitor that had defected from the ranks was hunted down and subsequently eliminated.
4767 Destroyed wrecked or ruined The tornado destroyed the entire street, picking up the houses and throwing them several hundred feet.
4768 Epigram a brief and witty saying or poem At his daughter’s wedding, Jason shared a heartwarming epigram he had written.
4769 Impregnation the act of making someone pregnant with a child The shocked woman insisted that impregnation wasn’t possible since she had taken birth control to stop her from having children.
4770 Jock a high school or college athlete Because he’s not a very good student, the jock had to rely on his athletic ability to secure a scholarship.
4771 Recognize to know and remember (someone or something) because of previous knowledge or experience Bold and daring, Harriet Tubman helped over 300 slaves escape to freedom through the Underground Railroad.
4772 Kill to slay or exterminate someone or something The hunters kill deer by quietly walking into the forest and shooting the deer to death with their rifles.
4773 Infrastructure basic foundation or underlying framework (as of a system or organization) The aging infrastructure of the cities roads, tunnels and bridges are in urgent need of repair.
4774 Pubescent associated with an individual who is near or has reached the phase of adolescence The pubescent girls lined up to get an autograph from their favorite teen heartthrob.
4775 Downcast feeling sad, depressed, or despondent My daughter was extremely downcast when she couldn’t get ice cream, but I promised her we would go to the park later.
4776 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.
4777 Mortgage a loan given from a financial institution for a person’s property which causes the person to pay it back plus interest The newly married couple checked the rates on the mortgage to determine how much they would have to pay for their dream home.
4778 Trio a group of three people or things Of the trio, Bruce was the one that rose to fame and eventually broke off from the other two.
4779 Stun to confuse or bewilder In the middle of the night the loud sounds from the car alarms stun a lot of people who are sound asleep.
4780 Dehydrate to lose a high amount of water from the body, typically enough to impair normal function Your body will quickly dehydrate if you are in the desert and you do not have any water with you.
4781 Pervert to distort or corrupt something Dan’s jealous coworker tried to pervert his boss’s view of him, but the evil plan didn’t work.
4782 Description an account or narrative The detailed description of the product was listed incorrectly on the label.
4783 Fleck a small patch of color or light In the darkness of the night sky, each star is a fleck of light that makes the entire thing brighter and more than a sheet of black.
4784 Diligent careful in carrying out tasks and duties The teacher believes the diligent students will check their answers.
4785 Kingdom an empire or monarchy ruled by royalty One medieval kingdom was situated in the middle of the forest and was ruled by a reclusive king.
4786 Find to locate or uncover something that was missing or unpredicted Even if a man can’t find his destination, he will never consult a map nor ask for directions.
4787 Inhumane describing a situation or act that reveals a lack of compassion for those suffering The man was arrested for committing an inhumane act against the puppy.
4788 Monde the people within a society who are fashionable Simple and down to earth, Carlie knew she didn’t fit in with the grand monde, so she made no effort to be part of their high society.
4789 Polymath a person who knows a lot about many different subjects Led by a polymath with lots of random knowledge, the trivia team was able to answer every correctly.
4790 Pretty attr in a dainty, graceful way The pretty dresses the twin girls wore on Easter Sunday had everyone talking.
4791 Sturgeon a large, bony fish that lives in freshwater and whose eggs are turned into caviar The fisherman struggled to angle the enormous lake sturgeon from the water after he caught it.
4792 Puncture to pierce something causing a hole or perforation Using her finger nail to puncture the balloon, Rita hoped the loud pop would scare her little sister.
4793 Smoking gun convicting proof (usually in a trial or crime) Detective Marsh confronted the defendant with the smoking gun of his fingerprints being all over the murder weapon.
4794 Relaxed rested in a calm and stress-free way As she relaxed on the beach, the carefree vacationer thought about nothing but napping and sipping drinks.
4795 Voracious having a large appetite; greedy The football player was a voracious eater who easily consumed two chickens during one meal.
4796 Choreography the sequence of steps and movements in a dance or figure skating routine Coming up with the choreography was easy, but actually sequencing the dance moves with the music was a lot harder.
4797 Fibrous having a rubbery, chewy or leathery characteristic During the cooking competition, Chef Young needed to mix a liquid with the chopped fibrous vegetable or his pate would be too hard to chew.
4798 Hoist to lift up or elevate We grabbed the flag and began to hoist it up the flagpole.
4799 Theoretical pertaining to an idea based on conducted experiments or studies No one contested her theoretical idea since it was based on years of research and testing.
4800 Exodus a situation in which a lot of people leave a place or activity at the same time One would think that the repeated occurrence of tornadoes in an area would prompt an exodus of the residents to a location with a more stable climate.
4801 Plow to forcefully move forward Our assault force was able to plow into enemy territory because their defenses were weak.
4802 Orphanage a public institution for the care and protection of orphans Since their parents died in a plane crash, Paul and Kevin would go to an orphanage since no relatives would let them live in their houses.
4803 Copious large in number or quantity To avoid having a hangover, do not drink a copious amount of alcohol.
4804 Substitution the act of replacing one thing for another The substitution of one teacher for another caused quite a bit of chaos in the classroom.
4805 Numeral something signifying a number Using Roman numeral five meant that I wrote a capital V on my outline.
4806 Igneous solidified from lava or magma After the volcano erupted and lava covered the ground, many igneous rocks were created.
4807 Comment to express an opinion or reaction Several Facebook users chose to comment on the post, expressing their congratulations to the newlywed couple.
4808 Scintilla a small amount of something I only have a scintilla of respect for her after she lied about her background.
4809 Clerk one employed to keep records or accounts or to perform general office work The mail clerk helped the customer place postage on the package and took their payment for shipping.
4810 Come to approach or get nearer to something “Please come home,” my mother begged me since she wanted me to celebrate her birthday with her.
4811 Constituency voters that elect representatives based on area or interests Most of the constituency in California voted for the democratic candidate.
4812 Knit to closely join or combine things/people together The bride and groom hope that their marriage would knit their families together and end the feud once and for all.
4813 Seam the edge where two pieces of material are stitched together A seam of the undershirt was quite noticeable through the thin flimsy silk blouse.
4814 Recruited enlisted or enrolled someone in a certain program The Army recruited several high school seniors, convincing them to join the service after graduation.
4815 Expectant waiting eagerly for something to happen Impatiently waiting for her newborn’s arrival, the expectant mother counted down the days until her due date.
4816 Unseen hidden or out of sight Waldo remained unseen in the picture until one of the kids finally spotted him.
4817 Despair loss of hope; utter hopelessness Bankrupt, out of work, and no relief in sight, the man felt himself overcome with despair.
4818 Divide to split or separate something into two or more parts or groups I am in love with books and have to divide my day into house chores, time to write and time to read.
4819 Credo the core beliefs that determine a person’s or group’s behaviors As a soldier, Danielle adheres to the credo of placing her country first.
4820 Toxic lethal or fatal After drinking the toxic substance, the man’s face ballooned to three sizes its normal size before he died.
4821 Unperceived not noticed or recognized by the senses (sight, smell, taste, touch, hearing.) The smell of the fire blazing through their home went unperceived by the sleeping family.
4822 Millipede bug whose skeleton is on the outside of its body and is known for having many legs As the millipede crossed the room, the children were mesmerized by all of his little appendages transporting his body across the floor.
4823 Proscription the act of prohibiting/banning something The proscription of alcohol didn’t succeed in stopping people from drinking, in fact, the ban actually increased many people’s desire to drink.
4824 Flap a projecting or hanging piece usually attached to something on one side and often intended to protect or cover Before mailing the package, the sender pulled the envelope’s patch down and sealed it.
4825 Cosmic incredibly important or large The cosmic medical discovery is going to save millions of lives.
4826 Traipse a leisurely and generally purposeless walk Every Sunday the voracious reader loved to traipse down several blocks to every independent bookstore without any intention of actually buying anything.
4827 Brainstorm the pondering of ideas by one or more individuals as a way to come up with a plan or solution to a problem Writers often brainstorm ideas for their stories before actually beginning to draft their books.
4828 Chiaroscuro an artistic image emphasizing the brightness and darkness while de-emphasizing color Art critics at the art gallery admired the chiaroscuro of the black and white photograph since the shade covered everything but the bright eyes of the woman.
4829 Militarism an ideology which claims that the military is the foundation of a society’s security, and thereby its most important aspect Because he was a veteran, many of his political ideals followed a form of militarism.
4830 Goose a silly or goofy person Trey is known for being a silly goose who always tries to make people laugh and giggle.
4831 Self-awareness knowledge and a grasp of someone’s own identity and character The club’s president must have had self-awareness of his leadership skills because he was not only talented with leading but also assured.
4832 Grudge an intense feeling of dislike or animosity towards an individual who has treated you unfairly It’s hard to not hold a grudge against the girl who bullied me for four years in high school.
4833 Emphasized highlighted; focused on During class, the teacher emphasized the importance of the students studying their notes before the exam.
4834 Commandment a divine rule handed down by God Because he didn’t fall the commandment ordained by God, the sinner was sentenced to death.
4835 Hardcore extremely dedicated and committed The runner’s hardcore dedication to winning the race made him a shoe-in for the Olympics.
4836 Bedraggled messy and filthy The neglected puppy was bedraggled and near-death.
4837 Time the juncture or point at which an event takes place When the bell rang, it was time to say good-bye to my therapist since my half hour was up.
4838 Utilize to use something, usually in a practical way If you utilize your time wisely, you will be able to finish all of your chores by lunch.
4839 Escalate to make stronger or intensify Gas prices usually escalate during the summer because of the high demand for fuel.
4840 Upkeep the process of keeping something in good condition Because our yard requires so much upkeep, we hired a landscaping company to keep it pretty.
4841 Fright fear or dread caused by unexpected danger When the little girl saw the spider, she yelled in fright.
4842 Subscript a character that is lower than the line of standard text While scanning over the material in the science textbook, the student was quickly able to point out the name of a chemical compound due to the subscript written in it.
4843 Plenitude abundance, plenty Thanksgiving dinner is not complete without a plenitude of food to feast on.
4844 Diverge to separate into different directions The interstate began to diverge into two exit ramps.
4845 Curative the ability to cure an ailment or disease The young woman read that a vegetarian diet was curative for her autoimmune disease.
4846 Kvetch a strong complainer or whiner As the kvetch entered the department store, the clerk recognized and winced at the thought that she would have to hear all the excuses and objections to her returned purchases.
4847 Relent to unstiffen or give in Because my father is very angry, he won’t relent on my harsh punishment.
4848 Recidivism the act of repeatedly committing crimes In the state, the rate of recidivism has decreased as noted by the fact fewer criminals are returning to prison.
4849 Triviality the unimportance and insignificance of something irrelevant Because of the issue’s triviality, the businessman decided to work on more important matters.
4850 Presidency the position or length of time that someone serves as president of a country or organization During his presidency, the student council leader promised to lobby for better campus security and safer dormitories.
4851 Shtick a comedy routine or act Part of the comedy show, the mime performed his shtick for a packed house.
4852 Assistive designed to provide help The doctor is trained in fitting patients with auditory assistive devices that can help them hear better.
4853 Follow suit to follow the actions of others without conscious thought Growing up, the graduating high school student witnessed her mother’s passion for her job and decided to follow suit major in nursing.
4854 Adroit clever or skillful The child was an adroit pianist at an early age.
4855 Pariah one who is or should be excluded When the child molester was released from prison, he was treated like a pariah in his community.
4856 Enhanced improved; made better The beauty queen thought that the injections she received enhanced her looks and made her prettier.
4857 Hobnob to interact with those from another social class Middle class donors hobnob with celebrities at the charity gala.
4858 Academia the environment associated with researching, teaching, and learning at a college or university Gail found the real world of business to be quite different from what she learned in academia.
4859 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.
4860 Twilight zone an area where two different ways of life or states of existence meet When moving from Louisiana to California, the southern girl felt as if she was in a twilight zone.
4861 Acquisitive eager and capable of making acquisitions While I am somewhat acquisitive and can afford to buy anything I want, I try to only purchase things I need.
4862 Certify to guarantee that something is true in an official way A piece of paper was issued to certify the diamond was real.
4863 Monolithic large in size and challenging to alter Unfortunately there was no way to make the monolithic project smaller.
4864 Sanguine optimistic, hopeful, or confident about the future Although the economy is looking better, we should still not be too sanguine about the future.
4865 Curriculum set of courses and coursework A liberal arts curriculum is broad and diverse, consisting of courses in literature, philosophy, mathematics, and social and physical sciences.
4866 Shack a small building that is not put together very well The one room shack didn’t seem like much, but it was better than sleeping on the streets.
4867 Qua used to say “as” or “as a” At the gallery, the work of art qua art is being displayed in a special showroom.
4868 Fastidious concerned about accuracy and detail; hard to please My mother was a fastidious woman who always had a complaint on her lips.
4869 Executioner the person who discharges the death of a death penalty criminal The protocol for the hanging included draping a dark cloth over the criminal’s head before the executioner released the trap door.
4870 Pursuant in agreement with or according to a law, request, or ruling The sentencing will take place this Friday, pursuant to New Jersey law.
4871 Crock nonsense My older brother constantly claims that the moon landing was a bunch of crock, but personally I think he is just paranoid.
4872 Oval a rounded and slightly elongated shape, like an egg Most balls used in sports are indeed spherical, but in American football it is more oval shaped.
4873 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.
4874 Discordant harsh or unpleasant in sound The frightened cat gave a discordant shriek and jumped on top of the table.
4875 Eroticism having a sensual or suggestive topic, idea or characteristic Her eroticism in the porn movie made her an instant star besides her beautiful looks.
4876 Misfit a person whose personality or behavior sets them apart from others Because she is such a social misfit, Gina has a hard time finding anyone at school wants to be her friend.
4877 Arrested seized (detained) and taken into custody, usually by the police or someone else in charge After being stopped by the police, the drunk driver was arrested and taken to jail.
4878 Vilipend to belittle someone or something through bad-mouthing or degrading statements The bitter husband loves to vilipend his wife in public, bad-mouthing her any chance he gets.
4879 Outsource to contract a job out to another person or place Many businesses outsource their projects to workers in the Philippines who will work for a much lower wage.
4880 Fain pleased or inclined to do something Although I was on a diet, I was fain to eat a large slice of cake.
4881 Experiment an examination usually in a scientific nature that tests a proposed explanation The scientists conducted an experiment on rats to determine if the new medication is safe for people.
4882 Weathered worn and battered The weathered flag was ripped to pieces by the strong wind.
4883 Graduation the act of receiving an academic diploma or degree Before graduation, I took pictures with proud family members who had come to watch me receive my diploma.
4884 Relinquish to give up, abandon If you relinquish your right to an attorney, it could lead to some serious difficulty when you go before the judge.
4885 Overprotective to have the desire or tendency to protect someone (especially a child) excessively The overprotective mother rarely lets her teenage son out of her sight.
4886 Lineage direct descent from a particular ancestor Our family was ecstatic to learn about our royal lineage and how we descend from kings and queens of antiquity.
4887 Twinkle to shine and sparkle After getting her teeth cleaned, the woman’s pearly whites seemed to twinkle and glisten.
4888 Transient lasting only for a short time; impermanent The snow is transient and will melt as soon as the sun appears.
4889 Quitclaim a legal document that transfers ownership of a property from one person to another A quitclaim deed was issued to Jenny after her mother transferred the property into her name.
4890 Displacement the condition of being moved to another location The involuntary displacement of the Native American Indians was a tragic incident that ended the lives of many people.
4891 Amused entertained or distracted by something that is funny or exciting The big-nosed joker’s comical skits amused the smiling circus crowd.
4892 Sate to satisfy; fill up My family’s huge get-togethers are filled with so much food, they can sate the hungriest person.
4893 Lymphoma cancer of the lymph nodes The cancer specialist checked the patient for Lymphoma, but his lymph nodes were clear.
4894 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.
4895 Sub-optimal low quality; second-rate The couple was approved for a high-interest rate mortgage but decided to decline the loan because it was sub-optimal.
4896 Siege a circumstance in which a group, usually a military or law enforcement agency, surrounds an area or building in an attempt to take it over During the siege of the village, the villagers were forced to give up their property.
4897 Flicked a sudden movement with the finger that sends something else flying forward The toddler picked a booger out of his nose and flicked it across the room.
4898 Rubbish garbage After trimming around the good part of the meat, the remainder of it was simply rubbish which I threw away.
4899 Diagonally to be or go in a slanting direction Our houses are located diagonally to each other because your house is next door to the neighbor who lives across the street from me.
4900 Minute a unit of time that equals 60 seconds The runners only had sixty seconds to reach one side of the field and another minute to make it back to the starting point.
4901 Peek to take a quick glance Sara took a peek inside the cookie jar to see if there were any cookies left.
4902 Undivided complete; not broken into parts The clingy toddler wanted her mother’s undivided attention and became angry when mom played with the other children.
4903 Unite to join more than one thing together If we are to win the war, our soldiers must unite and face the enemy.
4904 Follicle a small hole where a hair is or was After Miss Thompson’s first day of kindergarten, she actually wanted to pull every hair out of its follicle on her head due to the stress of the day.
4905 Boastful bragging No one liked my rich friend’s boastful attitude about his money.
4906 Ashamed embarrassed because of one’s own actions Ashamed of the lies she told her husband, the cheating wife hung her head in shame.
4907 Dissipate to drive away According to meteorologists, the storm will dissipate after a few hours and make way for the sunshine.
4908 Vicissitude a negative change in circumstances or fortunes The parental vicissitude I currently have is trying to pay child support for six children.
4909 Oracle an individual with great intelligence or a person who speaks for a deity The computer genius is viewed as the oracle of technology who changed the world.
4910 Expedite to cause something to happen faster If you would like to expedite the shipping of your order, please pay the express shipping fee.
4911 Annihilate to destroy, to eradicate During the war, our soldiers will annihilate the enemy and secure our land.
4912 Independently free from outside influence or control I wanted to live independently, but until I had saved up enough money I would have to rely on my parent’s help.
4913 Backlog work that has piled up The secretary had a backlog of a hundred documents that needed to be filed before the end of the day.
4914 Artisanship great skill in a specific craft The painter’s artisanship is such that no one can match the beauty of his stunning portraits.
4915 Retch make the sound and movement of vomiting The pregnant woman was struck by a bout of morning sickness and began to retch.
4916 Strained refers to something damaged Since the couple is separated, the relationship is strained and troubled.
4917 Impulse an urge to do something I could not resist the impulse to slap my ex-husband when he bought a new smartphone instead of paying me child support.
4918 Ground the floor of the earth where the dirt is Once the seeds were planted and watered, a tree sprung up from the ground in a matter of a few months.
4919 Appease to make someone pleased or less angry When I reported the cashier’s poor customer service, the manager tried to appease me with the offer of a free pizza.
4920 Exalt to glorify or place above others In church, we exalt our god in prayer.
4921 Plethora an excess of I don’t see why my mother wants more shoes when she already has a plethora of them.
4922 Muckraker a person who spreads damaging rumors about another individual, generally for political gain Although the journalist likes to think of himself as a do-gooder, he is actually a muckraker who writes false stories about politicians.
4923 Adulation great praise for someone, often more than what is deserved The adulation and applause from the crowd made the former president smile.
4924 Outstrip to move further Being trained for the Kentucky Derby, these horses outstrip any of the other horses running down the track.
4925 Vacuole a small cavity within the cytoplasm of a cell that contains fluid A vacuole is a small cavity of fluid inside a cell that keeps that fluid stored until it is needed by the cell.
4926 Consortium a group of individuals, businesses, or associations that work in a coordinated effort When the consortium of doctors from across the globe meet, its members will discuss the best way to contain the virus.
4927 Oracular prophetic; predictive Gazing into her crystal ball, the clairvoyant uttered an oracular tale of what the woman’s life would be like.
4928 Vacant available; unoccupied I have to share a room with my brother since the only vacant one does not have air conditioning.
4929 To no avail fruitless, pointless often referring to making effort but not having success The football team tried to pull out a win even though they were forty points behind, but their efforts were to no avail.
4930 Breakthrough a sudden discovery or overcoming of an obstacle A medical breakthrough suddenly allowed doctors to cure a disease that once killed thousands of people.
4931 Buffoonery silly behavior or habits The boy’s habit of sticking grapes in his nose is an example of buffoonery.
4932 Orderly having a neat and organized system Orderly gardens surrounded by fences were lined in meticulous rows.
4933 Morass a complicated or confusing situation Although I am normally good with solving puzzles, I am somewhat confused by the math morass given out by my teacher.
4934 Surname the last name one shares with his or her family His last name wasn’t very common in the area, and only a few other families shared his surname.
4935 Subsidy financial assistance or support The subsidy my ex-husband gives me each month is not enough to pay all of my bills.
4936 Sill a piece of wood or metal that forms a ledge at the foot of a window opening or doorway A leak around the front door sill allowed water to pour in to the building during the flood.
4937 Immigration the act of permanently relocating to a different country During the immigration process, the Chinese citizen was permitted to move to France.
4938 Degrading causing one to lose self-respect or feel that they have no value Stepmother’s cruel and degrading treatment of Cinderella caused the girl to have low self-worth.
4939 Corpuscle a tiny particle of something, especially a red blood cell Because the red blood cells are deformed, every corpuscle is shaped like a crescent moon.
4940 Phonetic relating to the sounds of speech The teacher helped the student with his phonetic errors and soon he was able to correctly sound out most words starting with the letter “r”.
4941 Mutinous not following orders; rebelling against authority The mutinous student would not obey his teacher’s directions.
4942 Sequacious tending to follow; missing original thoughts or independence Because the girl was sequacious, she usually went along with the other students and never voiced a conflicting opinion.
4943 Sensitize to make someone react easily (be sensitive) to something Being in the sun every day seemed to sensitize the farmer’s skin and caused it to be red and chaffed.
4944 Panorama a picture of a long scene or place Hot air balloon tours allow risk-takers to see a panorama of the city below while being thousands of feet up in the air.
4945 Absent-minded describes a person who is forgetful or constantly distracted The absent-minded professor was always forgetting an ingredient or two in his experiments.
4946 Vein vessels beneath skin that transport blood The phlebotomist tied a rubber band around her upper arm and scanned for a prominent vein to draw blood.
4947 Collecting bringing or gathering together The campers have begun collecting sticks and throwing them into a massive pile for tonight’s fire.
4948 Transmitted passed or sent from one person/place to another The sick girl transmitted the virus to her mother when she coughed and didn’t cover her mouth.
4949 Magnetic attractive; alluring With a magnetic smile, the singer captivated the crowd with his crooning.
4950 Sister a female child of one’s own parents Wishing to have a little sister to take care of, Kyle wished for his Mom’s new baby to be a girl.
4951 Crucial of vital importance Eating right is a crucial part of controlling diabetes.
4952 Samurai Warriors of pre-modern Japan Japanese Samurai warriors of the Edo period were the highest ranking class from the 1600-1800s.
4953 Sibylline having a secret meaning It took several historians to understand the sibylline meaning of the ancient scroll.
4954 Eponymous a title or name that is derived from another name The singer’s first album was eponymous and carried her name as the record title.
4955 Hiss to make a noise like a long s sound The snake continued to hiss, flicking his tongue with a long ‘ssssss’ as he slithered down the sidewalk.
4956 Unrelenting refusing to yield or compromise The unrelenting storm continued to destroy the area and seemed as if it would never end.
4957 Behave to act or conduct oneself in a certain way If she chooses to behave badly at school, the unruly toddler will be placed in time out for her bad conduct.
4958 Copse a group of small trees or shrubs Six oak trees made up a little copse to the right of the farmer’s house.
4959 Pith spongy tissue in animals and plants The heart of a watermelon is the best part because he pith tastes the best.
4960 Waver to be uncertain I am certain of my selection so my decision will not waver.
4961 Ragamuffin a person, typically a child, in ragged, dirty clothes The poor girl was always dressed like a ragamuffin, wearing clothes that were too big and dirty to match.
4962 Troposphere part of the atmosphere where visible weather changes occur Meteorologists analyze shifting weather patterns in the troposphere in order to predict the forecast.
4963 Temporal associated with the real world and not the spiritual world Liam’s very religious aunt believes people should shun temporal pleasures and focus on being worthy of the joys of the afterlife.
4964 Rust corrosion or oxidation that occurs when certain types of metals get wet Because the child left his bike in the rain, orange rust covered his metal chain.
4965 Logging cutting down trees for their wood The property owner prevented forestry companies from logging oak trees on his land.
4966 Commit to make one’s self obliged to do something or bound to a promise The man regretted his decision to commit himself to marriage and wished he had never taken his vows.
4967 Tactic action to achieve some end In order to achieve the win, the coach showed his team the best tactic to perform.
4968 Pilgrim an English Puritan who founded the colony of Plymouth, Massachusetts A female pilgrim’s attire included a gown that covered the early settler’s entire body.
4969 Cession the formal surrender of state rights, property, or territory Having been conquered by the enemy, the state had no choice but to agree to the cession of their land to the invaders.
4970 Erudite having or showing profound knowledge The room was full of erudite scholars who made the discussion on astronomy fun and interesting.
4971 Mould a hollow container that gives shape to a liquid poured into it once it has cooled or is frozen I forgot to spray the mould with oil, causing the waffle batter to stick to the frame while cooking.
4972 Foster to encourage or promote something The man hoped to foster a strong work ethic in his son.
4973 Construe to clarify what something means We were all amazed by the detective’s ability to construe logic out of the killer’s strange riddle.
4974 Announcement a public statement or report that gives information to those listening or viewing During the family get together, the happy couple made the announcement that they were having a baby.
4975 Esurient hungry After going a whole day without eating, the esurient woman devoured her steak.
4976 Wisdom the capability to use knowledge and experience to make educated and insightful decisions Jane’s history of making bad choices shows her lack of wisdom.
4977 Exogamy marrying someone from a different communal group In order to avoid marrying a relative, the tribe practiced exogamy which involved mostly the surrounding tribes.
4978 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.
4979 Brazen bold and without shame When the actress took off her blouse in public, she shocked everyone with her brazen behavior.
4980 Unchanging consistent and stable; not changing Because it’s been the same temperature all week long, the unchanging weather forecast continues to hover in the mid-70s.
4981 Excite to stimulate and thrill Several half-court three point shots were able to excite the crowd and send them into a frenzy.
4982 Mouthwatering looking or smelling delicious Juicy steak and mouthwatering loaded potatoes were served to the guests along with a delicious looking dessert.
4983 Appose to place things next to or near another thing The artist chose to appose the two students beside one another so he could paint them at the same time.
4984 Taught instructed or trained someone on a subject or how to do something My mother taught me how to cook and clean the kitchen at an early age.
4985 Parody a humorous impression of a creative work When I heard the parody of the love song, I could not stop laughing.
4986 Civil disobedience a nonaggressive way of refusing to comply with the laws in order to protest against something During the Civil Rights Movement, sit-ins and boycotts were the main actions of Martin Luther King Jr.’s civil disobedience.
4987 Useless not having value or purpose If you won’t take the medicine that he gives you, going to the doctor is useless.
4988 Ratio proportion or percentage The ratio of boys to girls in the classroom was much higher than last year.
4989 Aegis under the influence or protection of a specific individual, body, or government As a young salesman, Stan worked under the aegis of his father who emphasized the value of treating customers fairly.
4990 Advise to offer suggestions to a person or group Could you please advise me on the best way to get to the interstate?
4991 Replica an exact copy My mom bought me a replica of the Colosseum as a souvenir.
4992 Coetaneous a comparative term that means having the same age or date of origin as something else Because the coetaneous stars have the same brightness, they were probably created around the same time.
4993 Reckoning the action or process of calculating or estimating something According to one reckoning, Seattle’s gained an estimated 17,000 residents in just one year.
4994 Decreased lessened; reduced The chef decreased the heat on the stove, turning the eye down from high to low.
4995 Dawdle to waste time by moving slowly If I do not monitor my daughter in the mall, she will dawdle there all day long.
4996 Striking noticeable or prominent Having a striking face, the young woman could turn men’s heads to stare at her by walking down the street.
4997 Offend to cause another to feel upset or angry My grandfather never fails to offend someone when bringing up sensitive subjects over dinner.
4998 Hibernate an adaptation of some animals that allows them to spend the winter in an inactive state Snoozing deep inside the cave, the bear continued to hibernate all winter long.
4999 Trammel to restrain or restrict one’s freedom The parents were careful not to trammel their son’s dreams of being a dancer even though he had no rhythm.
5000 Tremendous massive, huge, or giant in scope The tsunami that crashed into the coastline was so tremendous that it destroyed half of the entire city, flooding it with water.
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