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The Most Useful Daily Use English Words With Meaning. Part 10

  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.
9001 Rested stopped moving as a way to restore energy/relax The tired runner rested for a second and then began to jog again after catching her breath.
9002 Devoted to dedicate one’s self to something, remaining loyal and unwavering The scientist devoted himself to his research, rarely coming out of his lab until after dark.
9003 Ruled governed or exercised power over The queen ruled the kingdom when her husband died, taking control of everything in the land.
9004 Elixir a substance or liquid which is believed to cure illness and give eternal life The salesman was selling an elixir that he said would protect us all from the plague.
9005 Coalescence the process by which things join together to form a larger group or system The speech teacher explained that the coalescence of two ‘o’s beside each other can make a vowel sound that says “eww.”
9006 Proper suitable or appropriate for the situation Grandmother didn’t think that Heidi’s dress bathing suit was proper attire for the dinner table.
9007 Postwar pertaining to the period after a war Postwar reconstruction of Germany was initially completed by rubble women who were used to clean-up debris.
9008 General concerning a very broad array of things, or referring to something in a vague sense The general public includes everyone in your society, from the lowest tier to the absolute wealthiest.
9009 Shrill sharp and high-pitched The witch’s long nails made a shrill sound on the window.
9010 Quasi having features that are similar to another thing Since my father was in the military for twenty-five years, he treats our home like it is a quasi-base camp.
9011 Clockwise to go or move in a right-handed circular direction To open a lock, you must turn in a circle the knob clockwise to the right and then to the left.
9012 Defile to make impure or dirty, to spoil or contaminate Because Jared is a hamburger purist, he believes that adding any condiments is only going to defile the flavor of the beef.
9013 Tether to hold something in place while still allowing movement Before the cowboy settles down for the evening, he will tether the horses around a tree.
9014 Encompass to include or contain The coding conference will encompass seminars on the most popular programming languages today.
9015 Run to jog fast When there is an emergency, people will usually run as fast as their feet will take them so they can help the victim.
9016 Mouse a mouse is a small rodent I wasn’t sure if I saw the cat eat a rat or a mouse.
9017 Prologue an introduction that usually precedes a novel or play The play’s prologue provides the audience members with insight into what they are about to watch.
9018 Lexical pertaining to the words and terms within a language without the grammar While teaching kindergarteners the English language, I took a lexical approach by teaching each English word by using pictures.
9019 Outgoing sociable and friendly Due to her outgoing personality, Kim made friends who always wanted to be around her.
9020 Avidity a strong eagerness or desire The journalist’s avidity to learn everything there is to know about the case drove her to work long hours.
9021 Saute to fry food quickly in hot oil In order to saute the vegetables, the chef quickly increased the temperature on the stove and dropped in a pat of butter.
9022 Compatriot somebody from one’s own country All Sally had to do was beat out one more compatriot to win the official title of “Miss China”.
9023 Consulate the office or building where a consul works While traveling to China, I decided to address my issues at the consulate.
9024 Melee a brawl, riot or fight I hate to go shopping during the holiday season because it feels like a melee with everyone pushing and shoving in the aisles.
9025 Tout to brag or flaunt Sarah wears tight blouses to tout her full bosom.
9026 Pleasant giving pleasure; pleasing in manner; nice Because Laura is such a pleasant person to be around she is always making new friends.
9027 Wind to turn something around and around in a coiling or twisting motion If you wind up the metal piece of the jewelry box, the little ballerina will spin around and around.
9028 Popularity having the admiration and acceptance of others Over time the popularity of tattoos has become apparent due to the many pictures inked on people’s skin.
9029 Disinformation deception or falsehood Propaganda during World War II was displayed as disinformation about Jews being evil even though they weren’t.
9030 Demerit the negative aspects of something This idea has both a merit and a demerit to it, but I haven’t decided whether or not the benefit is greater than the cost.
9031 Rush to move quickly usually due to being late or something urgent Brad had to rush around the house looking for his uniform when he woke up late for school.
9032 Endorsement an act of giving one’s public approval or support to someone or something Michael Jackson’s endorsement of Pepsi came as a surprise to some people since many didn’t realize he liked the drink that much.
9033 Eligible the ability or qualifications to meet or fulfill a stipulation Mary was eligible for rehire with the Thompson Paper Company because she was simply laid off from her secretarial position the year before.
9034 Insect small invertebrate animals with multiple pairs of legs, generally with an exoskeleton Whenever someone mentions the word ‘insect,’ the first thing that comes to our mind is usually ants or beetles.
9035 Gimmick a new concept or plan which gets noticed but really is worthless The salesman’s gimmick was to lure teenagers into purchasing the new cell phone for its secret messaging system, but this feature really didn’t work.
9036 Quidnunc a busybody who always wants to know other people’s business The town’s biggest quidnunc, Nancy loved to gossip about other people’s personal lives.
9037 Flaunt to show off, brag Eric loves to flaunt his flashy clothes because he thinks that he is super cool.
9038 Contrite feeling or showing remorse or regret The contrite young boy apologized to his parents for breaking the window and took on extra household chores to cover the cost of repairing it.
9039 Teleconference a conference with multiple people in different locations over telecommunications Because the CEO’s were in different states, they had to have a teleconference over the phone for their meeting.
9040 Dignitaries an official considered to be in high standing Dignitaries from twelve different countries filed into the assembly room at the world conference to discuss environmental concerns.
9041 Minimum the smallest or lowest of something Since the minimum age requirement to ride the amusement park’s roller coaster was 12, the 11-year old had to wait for her friends on the ground.
9042 Admired looked at with respect and approval The amateur fighter admired Mike Tyson and appreciated other respected boxers.
9043 Dissolute given to immoral behavior Everyone was shocked when the nun left the convent to marry a dissolute man who did not believe in God.
9044 Lugubrious looking or sounding sad and gloomy In his first novel, the mysterious postman is the perfect example of a lugubrious character.
9045 Long-winded lengthy and word in speech The student’s long-winded response was much more lengthy than the client required.
9046 Subsidence the progression of the ground sinking lower After years of land subsidence, the houses in the back of the neighborhood were now located in a flood zone.
9047 Divvy to divide something up and share it with others The pirates decided to divvy up the stolen loot into three different piles since the trio did their theiving together.
9048 Minuscule quite small Many fast food workers are quitting their jobs because of minuscule salaries.
9049 Timeline an estimated plan of how long something will or should take To meet the timeline of completion, construction must start tomorrow.
9050 Well-established confidently secure or fixed Everything was running smoothly in the well-established beauty salon business because it has been working well for many years.
9051 Warning a sign or signal that something is going to happen The loud siren served as a warning and let the townspeople know a tornado was coming.
9052 Cover to place something over a surface, person, or object The nanny tried to cover the baby with a blanket, but the infant pushed it away with his hand.
9053 Luxury a state of great comfort, especially when provided by expensive and beautiful things Living a life of luxury, the queen had people to wait on her hand and foot.
9054 Cilia the feather-like, thin hairs connected to the eyelid known as an eyelash Humans have an average of 250 cilia per eye and even though at least one eyelash falls out per day, they grow back quickly.
9055 Avow to admit or confess something publicly Because the man would not avow himself as a follower of the king in front of the villagers, he was sentenced to death.
9056 Stationary fixed in one place During the ice storm, I drove into a stationary car that was parked in front of a house.
9057 Whomever a pronoun replacing a person and is used after a preposition or verb I wrote a letter to Wal-mart about their increase in prices to whomever it concerned because I didn’t know the correct person to address my letter to.
9058 Acknowledge to accept and recognize The post office didn’t acknowledge receipt of the package and claimed it was never dropped off.
9059 Plural a category in grammar that refers to more than one According to the grammar book, the plural of the word mouse is mice.
9060 Lorry a large open vehicle used for hauling supplies or soldiers After the major battle, a lorry filled with medical equipment traveled to the army hospital to restock its inventory.
9061 Stride a confident or assured walk full of purpose or arrogance When the interviewers saw their next candidate stride into the room with confidence they automatically considered him a serious contender.
9062 Osculate to caress with one’s lips or kiss As a teen, I don’t enjoy seeing my parents osculate each other because their smooching is gross.
9063 Conveyance relocating a person or item usually by means of a large vehicle Fishermen in Iceland have large boats for the conveyance of haddock to local fish markets.
9064 Perforate to pierce or penetrate and make holes in If she would perforate the paper, she would be able to place it in her notebook rings.
9065 Psychosis a severe mental disorder After three doctor visits, the man suffered from psychosis due to his mind-altering hallucinations and obscure delusions.
9066 Dehumanization treating a person as if he or she is not a human being The dehumanization of the Jews led to treatment that was not fitting of an animal.
9067 Accentuate to highlight The bright colored eyeliner will accentuate Ann’s beautiful eyes.
9068 Civic related to a city or citizen Nonviolent civic protests were taking place to protect the rights of the U.S. citizens.
9069 Keening wailing or crying with grief The keening mother could not believe that her child was gone, even though the officers that had found his body told her so through her tears.
9070 Behavior conduct Explaining that his behavior was unacceptable, the teacher corrected the misbehaving student and placed him in time out.
9071 Whence from what place or source To end racism, you must start from whence the ideas originally came from.
9072 Unkind mean; cruel Girls on the playground often say cruel and unkind things to those they see as weak.
9073 Propound to bring forth for deliberation or consideration At the faculty meeting I will propound several ideas for improving faculty morale.
9074 Shallow uninterested in things that are serious or deep; seeing only what is noticeable A beauty pageant is a shallow contest in which people are judged mainly on their looks.
9075 Promptness the quality of doing something quickly or without delay Promptness of payment is appreciated, especially when you pay a few days early.
9076 Missed let pass; failed to see, notice, or catch The running back missed the ball, letting it zoom by him without even trying to catch it.
9077 Demarcation a dividing line A basketball court has many lines, but there is one demarcation right in the middle that divides the court in half.
9078 Forgive to stop holding a grudge against someone for wrongdoing they committed It was difficult, but after many years I was able to forgive the man that had hit me with his car and taken my ability to walk.
9079 Value the amount something is worth The value of the ring was much higher than the collector expected, so he was able to sell it for a nice profit.
9080 Perturb to upset a person The troublesome lad does everything he can to perturb the girl sitting in front of him.
9081 Ascendancy a situation of power from which an individual can influence or direct other individuals Jim is an arrogant man who believes he has an ascendancy that allows him to order his wife around like a slave.
9082 Inasmuch seeing as; since Inasmuch you rarely watch television, there is no reason for you to keep paying for cable.
9083 Aplenty in abundance With food aplenty, the chef began to place mounds of appetizers and snacks onto the huge serving tables.
9084 Unrivaled unmatched or unparalleled The unrivaled flavor of this dish cannot be matched by anything another chef could produce.
9085 Prohibition an act of forbidding or disallowing something The prohibition of alcohol was repealed.
9086 Otiose not useful Attempting to get Beth to change her mind is otiose because she is totally inflexible.
9087 Suffix certain common endings to words that change the meanings or parts of speech of the words Adding the suffix “tion” to the word “operate,” changes the word from a verb to a noun.
9088 Carafe a large pitcher or container used to hold a beverage or wine Since we were drinking glass after glass of the Dom Perignon, we decided to ask the waiter to leave the carafe of the wine at the table since we still wanted more.
9089 Disgorge to vomit or pour out My leaking pen broke which cause ink to disgorge all over my paper.
9090 Masochist an individual who gets pleasure from suffering My ex-boyfriend was a masochist who got pleasure from hitting his head against the wall.
9091 Forte an area in which an individual excels Although dancing was Ann’s forte, she never considered having a career in entertainment.
9092 Headway progress or forward movement Just when then counselor thought they were making headway, the couple decided to end their therapy sessions.
9093 Electromagnet a magnet that is energized by electricity Using a powerful electromagnet, the wrecking yard worker moved scrap metal from one side of the lot to the other.
9094 Bobble to move up and down The fishing line began to bobble above and below the water surface as a fish tugged on it.
9095 Omitted excluded; left out The graduate was sad that his name was accidentally omitted from the list of people earning their degrees.
9096 Deduce to form a conclusion using logical reasoning By counting backwards, the clerk was able to deduce the correct change to give back to the customer.
9097 Chestnut a hard brown nut with a glossy covering that can be roasted and eaten As they roasted their last chestnut by the open fire, the couple began to snuggle and nibble on the remaining nuts.
9098 Adaptable able to change When dogs live in the wild, their bodies must be adaptable to the environment or they will suffer.
9099 Obtuseness a condition of lacking intelligence; stupidity In an attempt to hide his obtuseness on the subject, the student remained quiet during the discussion.
9100 Evanesce to vanish slowly I watched the ground evanesce as we flew into the clouds.
9101 Battlefield a location where a conflict occurs If the two armies clash in the large open plains, the animals living there will soon find themselves as part of a battlefield.
9102 Ornate extravagantly adorned or worded The uneducated man could not understand the ornate speech made by the Ivy League professor.
9103 Swaggering acting with arrogant confidence in oneself The man was swaggering his way through the crowd, irritating everyone.
9104 Wellness the state of being in good health Focusing on wellness and good health, the dieter was finally able to get herself in shape.
9105 Inelegant lacking elegance, sophistication, and refinement Kimberley’s clunky costume jewelry looked too inelegant to be worn to the fancy dinner party.
9106 Concent for sounds and music to come together at one time The band was not nervous during the concent because they played their instruments simultaneously but became nervous when they played alone.
9107 Sniveling whining while in tears The little boy was sniveling as he begged his mother not to punish him.
9108 Written having made marks that represent letters, shapes, or numbers, usually on paper with pen Written in ink, the words on the pages began to smear when they got wet.
9109 Robot a computerized machine that performs specific functions The robot looked so much like a human that it was hard to believe that there was a mechanical system underneath its metal frame.
9110 Fief a specific thing over which an individual has authority In exchange for five years of military service, the man will receive a house as a fief from his lord.
9111 Guileless naïve; trusting The guileless nerd really believed the prom queen had a crush on him.
9112 Aimless worthless or purposeless The irresponsible and careless adult was living an aimless life by living at home with his parents without trying to get a job.
9113 Contagious capable of spreading a disease I was not allowed to visit the hospital because my grandfather was contagious.
9114 Imagination the creative ability to form images, ideas, and sensations in the mind The creative writing teacher expected her students to use their imagination when writing their poems so that it would showcase their artistic talent.
9115 Gasconade to make particularly showy gestures to brag about an accomplishment The football player jumped on the cafeteria table and started to gasconade about his speed and ability to catch impossible throws.
9116 Scabrous lewd and obscene The scabrous magazine was regarded as a lecherous and vulgar publication.
9117 Container an object that can be used to hold or transport something The cook placed the leftover soup in a plastic storage container and brought it out of the cooler during the next day’s lunch rush.
9118 Bereaved depressed as a result of a loved one’s death The bereaved mother did not leave her home for several months.
9119 Havoc extensive destruction or devastation The volcano inflicted havoc upon the tiny village.
9120 Snapped broke suddenly and completely When the writer pushed down too hard with the pencil, the lead tip snapped under the intense pressure.
9121 Correlation a relationship between two items that are connected in some way Of course there is a correlation between cold temperatures and high heating bills.
9122 Depressed feeling extremely sad and unhappy The depressed mother decided to talk to a counselor about her feelings of unhappiness.
9123 Rebate an portion of money returned to you after the purchase of something The car dealership offered the potential buyer 6k back in the form of a rebate if he chose to buy the vehicle.
9124 Catastrophic associated with a major disaster The catastrophic wreck on the highway involved over forty vehicles.
9125 Sense to detect or recognize After entering the spooky house, the medium could sense several spirits moving about the room.
9126 Impeachment a charge of treason or crime against the state The president could be eligible for impeachment of his current position for lying to Congress.
9127 Bald having no hair After several years of increasing hair loss, the man decided to shave his head completely bald.
9128 Serried rows of people or objects grouped together Grandfather’s garden is serried in five rows, but it is too overgrown to notice.
9129 Fallow not being used At the end of summer, the once crowded beaches become fallow as the young people return to school.
9130 Inhospitable not welcoming or friendly The inhospitable man did not offer his guests any refreshments.
9131 Logophile a lover of words Shakespeare was such a logophile that he took the words he already loved and crafted them into new ones.
9132 Decipher to read something that appears impossible to be read There was no way I could decipher my doctor’s handwriting.
9133 Impuissant powerless; unable to take action The impuissant king was ruler only by name as he wasn’t mentally capable of making decisions for the kingdom.
9134 Stunt a brave or clever act or deed After the acrobat completed her stunt at the Barnum and Bailey Circus, everyone in the crowd applauded loudly.
9135 Oversee to direct or supervise I had to oversee my flip house project by being at the house every time a worker was working on the house.
9136 Do to execute or commit an act After teaching adding fractions for two weeks, Ms. Franklin knew her kids could do the problems involving fractions.
9137 Muck muck is dirt or waste Our old truck was filthy since it was covered with gravel, muck, and dirt.
9138 High-handed overbearing; using power more forcefully than needed The high-handed king ruled with an iron fist, never allowing his citizens to have any freedom.
9139 Weepy tearful or prone to crying Cory really hates when people get weepy, but only because it makes him feel awkward and he doesn’t know how to respond to crying.
9140 Pigeonhole a small compartment Instead of big expensive lockers, students had access to a small pigeonhole where one or two books could fit.
9141 Euro the unit of currency used in most European countries I bought my digital camera upon landing in the States for several hundred euro cheaper than Ireland.
9142 Peep to look Take a peep inside the treasure chest to see what prizes you could earn for good behavior.
9143 Flame something that is compared to fire’s ability to burn fiercely or be extinguished The flame of hope burns brightly in the hearts of the rebels even though their plight is dire and they face death every day.
9144 Bunkum something that is foolish, ridiculous, and makes no sense The doomsday extremist spouted bunkum about how the world would end in seven days when the ozone layer spontaneously combusted.
9145 Ire hostility triggered by a grievance or insult If my neighbor continues to let his dog poop in my front yard, he is going to feel the full force of my ire when I toss the canine waste on his porch.
9146 Heavenly extremely pleasant or enjoyable The cookbook offered the recipes for heavenly desserts that tasted divine.
9147 Update to keep someone informed The doctor assured us that she would update us on dad’s progress every couple of hours.
9148 Odoriferous producing an unpleasant scent After eating six burritos, my brother turned the bathroom into an odoriferous chamber.
9149 Facilitate to make something occur or less difficult The translator will facilitate the conversation between the immigrant and the attorney.
9150 Promote advance someone to a higher rank or position Because he had served his country so well, the General decided to promote the Corporal to the rank of Sergeant.
9151 Appeared seemed to be; looked as if Because the staggering driver appeared to be drunk, the cop tested him for alcohol.
9152 Trellis a framework of solid bars used as a support for unstable objects Because the sapling is too weak to stand up straight on its own, we planted a trellis made of wooden bars around it to help it stand.
9153 Despise to look upon with disdain Because I despise the taste of white milk, I never drink it.
9154 Bowed bent the head or body as a sign of respect The commoner bowed to the king, bending his neck as a sign of respect.
9155 Hamlet a small rural settlement without a church The hamlet was situated on the outskirts of a larger village.
9156 Scour to scrub hard My mother made us scour the bathroom before our guests arrived.
9157 Characterizing distinguishing or marking something as a way of typifying it The politician released ads with the purpose of characterizing his opponent as a scoundrel and a crook.
9158 Bodily relating to the body, physical While I have promised that her brother wouldn’t come to any bodily harm, I technically didn’t say anything about mental.
9159 Impossibility the condition of something not being able to be done Elizabeth’s boss was classified as a scrooge by his employees, and Elizabeth saw the impossibility to make the job worthwhile.
9160 Unsuspecting being naïve and unaware, especially of the presence of danger The unsuspecting driver never expected to be carjacked in the middle of a busy roadway.
9161 Gallantry courtesy or chivalry to ladies By holding open the car door and pulling out his date’s seat at dinner, the woman was impressed by her blind date’s gallantry.
9162 Subtropical pertaining to the climate area located between the tropics and a milder climate Gardeners will usually put their subtropical plants in direct sunlight since they need lots of sun.
9163 Enquired asked about; questioned The police enquired into the matter, asking people around town if they had seen the missing woman.
9164 Housewarming something used in celebrating a move into a new home After the newlyweds transitioned into their new condo, the bride’s aunt threw a housewarming party to celebrate the purchase.
9165 Glimmer of hope a small chance or sign that things might turn around for the better We thought that our dog had died after being run over, but a glimmer of hope emerged when a vet came on the scene.
9166 Compass a round, arrowed device that always points north and is used to find direction Explorers used the compass to find their way to the island.
9167 Kindred related in thought or genetically My best friend is my kindred spirit who usually identifies with all the crazy things I say.
9168 Commingle to mix or blend When making mud pies, the children began to commingle the dirt with water until it reached the perfect consistency.
9169 Gravity the force that attracts objects towards the center of the Earth Newton discovered the force of gravity when an apple was pulled down from the tree he was sitting under.
9170 Shrivel become wrinkled or get smaller Soaking in the bathtub for too long, the girl’s tiny fingers began to shrivel up like wrinkled sticks.
9171 Handsomely generously; substantially After calling a tip in to the crime hotline, the informant was rewarded handsomely for his information.
9172 Voice the sound produced in a person’s larynx that passes out of the throat/mouth After yelling at the children all day, the mother had lost her voice.
9173 Ornamental serving or intended as an ornament or decoration The metal eagle on the front of my Dad’s car is ornamental, not serving any purpose but looking pretty nice.
9174 Susurration a whispering sound The audio recording file was ruined because of the susurration of the producer’s hushed voice in the background.
9175 Nocturnal taking place at night Bats are nocturnal creatures because they tend to be more active during the night hours.
9176 Memorialization a commemoration or remembrance of someone or something Even after 70 years, people still organize a memorialization of the Holocaust by having survivors speak about their time during that event.
9177 Destination the place that something or someone is going to The final destination of our vacation was the Hawaiian islands.
9178 Water clear liquid that that is used for drinking or washing that falls from clouds as rain Filling her tub with cold water, the woman got her clothes ready to be washed.
9179 Accursed under a curse; doomed Accursed by the black widow, it seemed that the doomed man would never be free of the spell.
9180 Portentous foreboding, ominous, or threatening Because Jack generally expects the worst, his language is normally portentous and filled with warnings.
9181 Indirect secondary, unintentional Indirect exposure to cigarette smoke can still lead to lung cancer.
9182 Regale to please someone The chef hoped his meal would regale the food critic.
9183 Sedate to soothe or calm The shot should sedate the patient and allow him to sleep peacefully.
9184 Extenuating to lessen the seriousness of a wrong act The court reduced the criminal’s sentence because of extenuating circumstances.
9185 Skipper the captain of a ship or boat The skipper of the boat guided the vessel through the storm and made it safely into the port.
9186 Orotund haughty in tone or style The millionaire’s orotund manner made him come across as arrogant.
9187 Corroborate to strengthen or support with other evidence; make more certain I prayed my friend would corroborate the lie I told my parents!
9188 Literate able to read and write The young toddler is literate, able to fully read and write at a very young age.
9189 Developing emerging; increasing upward The developing plants continued to grow out of the ground until they were over 14 inches tall.
9190 Enquiring asking about something in order to gain information A few people have been enquiring about the property we have for sale, but none have offered to purchase it.
9191 Redivivus reborn; revived New management breathed life into the failing business, changing the dead car dealership into a redivivus success.
9192 Train to teach a person or animal a particular skill The animal trainer used treats to train the dog to sit on command.
9193 Blunder a clumsy or embarrassing mistake Because he was not paying close attention, the driver made a blunder by hitting a stop sign.
9194 Exaggerated overstated or made something more than what it really is The fisherman always exaggerated how heavy his catch was, boasting about a 200-pound carp that was really 20 pounds.
9195 Reunion the instance of people that have been separated for a long time coming together again Having been apart for many years, our reunion when we saw each other again was a very tearful and exciting one.
9196 Regretfully with sadness or disappointment The man regretfully, resigned from his dream job after his mother got sick out of state.
9197 Melodious having a pleasing sound His melodious voice carried over all of the other students in the Christmas program.
9198 Corollary a natural consequence, or a result that naturally follows Once the divorce was finalized, Jo had to deal with the corollary of depression and self-doubt that followed.
9199 Blade the flat edge of a knife, saw, or a weapon Using the blade of the knife, the mailman was able to slice the tape holding the box together.
9200 Kindergarten a class for children between the ages of four and six that prepares them for the first grade of school On the first day of kindergarten, the five-year-old said hello to her new teacher and sat at a small table with her classmates.
9201 Impressionable swayed easily It was easy for the older boys to convince the impressionable young boy to shoplift.
9202 Intensified something that has become stronger, increased, or faster As the hurricane approached inland, the winds intensified.
9203 Sentenced punished; gave a penalty for a crime The thief was sentenced to 10 years in the slammer for robbing the local grocery store at gunpoint.
9204 Beaming shining or smiling radiantly The proud father was beaming with pride as he smiled at his son standing on the graduation stage.
9205 Occur to take place; happen There was no way to predict when the earthquake would occur, but scientists were certain it would happen.
9206 Clan a group of close-knit people or families The Mayfield clan gathers every summer for a roundhouse family reunion.
9207 Polytheism the belief there are many deities or gods Many ancient civilizations believed in polytheism and worshipped numerous gods.
9208 Weakened become less strong or powerful Because he hasn’t worked out in a few months, the bodybuilder’s once bulging muscles have weakened to mush.
9209 Cadence a consistent rhythm or beat We were happy when our fast-talking professor started to speak in a slow cadence we could understand.
9210 Shorthand a method of writing using abbreviations and symbols The secretary took notes in shorthand so that she could quickly write down all of the details.
9211 Meliorate to improve or make something better As a counselor, it was his job to try and meliorate the relationship between the two family members.
9212 Surveillance close observation of an individual or group; person or persons under suspicion The FBI surveillance van cruised through the neighborhood where several burglaries had taken place.
9213 Actionable able to be acted on While the police are allowed to intervene on a crime, the mere act of someone thinking about committing a crime is generally not actionable by law enforcement.
9214 Obviate to prevent or eliminate If you want to obviate the risk of skin cancer throughout your life, it’s important that you are protected from sun exposure from the time you are an infant.
9215 Mood disposition; temperament The worker was so exhausted and irritable that literally anything could cause her mood to plummet.
9216 Bastinado a form of torture that involves beating the soles of a person’s feet with a cane The ruler ordered a bastinado for the thieves so that the soles of their feet could be beaten for their crimes.
9217 Miasma a noxious atmosphere or influence When Tyrone walked through the door, a miasma of alcohol accompanied him, causing his family to gag.
9218 Dissuasion the process of trying to convince someone not to do something Sometimes, the dissuasion of a police officer is all it takes to convince someone not to take their own life as they stand on the edge of a bridge.
9219 Meringue a pie topping that is browned after being made from beaten egg whites and sugar Edith whipped up a meringue to be added to the list of sweet and light treats.
9220 Agnostic someone who believes there is no way to know if God does or does not exist As an agnostic, Devin questioned whether there is any proof that a God created the universe.
9221 Flinty resembling the hardness of flint The man continued to grind his feet against the flinty ground in an attempt to get the mud off of his shoes.
9222 Dominate to exert power or control over Once the burger chain begins to open restaurants in the South, it will dominate the fast food industry in this country.
9223 Tranquilize the act of drugging or incapacitating in order to calm The doctors were forced to tranquilize the hysterical woman before she her herself.
9224 Essence the key element of something At the essence of the non-profit is the desire to improve the lives of homeless people.
9225 Adornment an ornament or decoration that adds attractiveness The plain tree need an adornment, so a silver star was added to the top.
9226 Help to aid or assist When the woman fell overboard, the cruise workers would help her by throwing her a life preserver.
9227 Maid one who makes money by cleaning homes or businesses Because she had trouble keeping her laundry done and her bathrooms clean, the businesswoman hired a maid to assist her.
9228 Hornet a big stinging wasp that lives below ground When I got stung by the brown and yellow hornet, I screamed in pain as it quickly flew to its home under the dirt.
9229 Symptomatic showing symptoms Although he managed a C, his slipping grades were symptomatic of a much bigger problem.
9230 Footman a male servant or domestic worker The wealthy traveler beckoned for his footman to help him down from his carriage and another servant to bring him his coat.
9231 Adduce to produce as support during a discussion or argument During the trial the defense attorney will adduce evidence to show the defendant’s innocence.
9232 Forbade prevented from doing something Because I was a teenager, my mother forbade me to date my neighbor who was in his senior year of college.
9233 Parable a short story that delivers a message The play is a parable that teaches the students a lesson about the importance of being kind.
9234 Passage a route for something to go through Christopher Columbus believed he found a passage to India but instead he found a new land.
9235 Indivisible united; inseparable Though some try to forget it, topic of slavery is indivisible from the story of our country’s history.
9236 Loom to impend; to threaten or hang over When the storm begins to loom over the horizon, we will head back to the car.
9237 Addition adding or inclusion of something extra In addition to pizza they requested, the couple ordered a side of wings and some cheese sticks.
9238 Retroactive influencing a previous time Under the retroactive trafficking proposal, convicted traffickers may receive reduced prison terms.
9239 Horrid causing horror or dread I was jolted out of my sleep because of a horrid dream that left me sweating profusely.
9240 Console to provide a person with comfort when he or she is struggling emotionally I tried to console my best friend when her husband died.
9241 Entrant a person that joins a group or enters a contest To take part in the beauty pageant, the entrant had to fill out paperwork and pay a 20 dollar fee.
9242 TRUE real and genuine Amber’s true hair color is red, but she likes to dye it blonde in the summer.
9243 Begun started Right after the baby begun to cry, her mother came running into her room.
9244 Governmental relating to the leadership of a nation The FBI is a governmental agency, working for the people in charge of the United States.
9245 Centerpiece an object or project that takes a central position or importance Placing the centerpiece at the middle of the table, the decorator prepared the home for the Thanksgiving feast.
9246 Demotic (of or in the form of language) used by ordinary people Demotic scripts were different from traditional Egyptian communication in that they were scribed with business and not traditional wording.
9247 Engross to completely capture attention or focus Hopefully the plastic keys will engross the crying baby for a while.
9248 Protruding sticking out of I don’t mean to be the bearer of bad news, but there is an arrow protruding from your thigh.
9249 Antibody a blood protein your body creates to fight disease Finding the right antibody to fight the contagion is critical and can determine between life and death.
9250 Admonition a warning or reprimand given with advice Gerald’s admonition against the other police officers served as a warning to those doing wrong in the organization.
9251 Underpin support and reinforce To make a good grade, the teacher required her students to underpin their essays with facts to convince the reader about their main ideas.
9252 Derogatory conveying a poor opinion of something or someone To a mentally disabled person, the term “retarded” is viewed as a derogatory word.
9253 Prim formal and proper in a stiff and prudish way My prim coworker refused to dance, but the rest of my coworkers weren’t afraid to jump right in.
9254 Brigand a thief or fugitive When the brigand climbed through the broken window, he cut his wrist on the glass.
9255 Naught nothing Everything I wrote was for naught when my computer crashed.
9256 Affable friendly, good-natured, or easy to talk to Instead of being such a jerk, you should try being more affable!
9257 Glitter tiny pieces of reflective material that are usually used for decoration Glitter lined the girl’s fancy prom dress to help it sparkle in the light.
9258 Several a number higher than two yet relatively low in number During her walk, the girl was able to pick up several lemons to make a gallon of fresh lemonade.
9259 Ministration the act of giving care or help Every Thursday, our home is made spotless again by the attention and ministration of the cleaning lady.
9260 Bathe to clean oneself immersion in water or using water Bathe with soap and water to wash off dirt and dead skin cells.
9261 Grange a farmhouse or homestead Dusting his boots off, the farmer stepped into his grange after a long day on the ranch.
9262 Enamored in love with a person or thing Because I was so enamored of my boyfriend, I had to see him constantly.
9263 Shield to protect a person or thing from something dangerous or unpleasant My mother uses sunglasses to shield her sensitive eyes from the sun’s bright rays.
9264 Retreat a private event or place where a person goes to relax The presidential retreat at Camp David was used as a place to unwind and reflect.
9265 Comedy professional entertainment designed to make the audience laugh, typically through jokes or satire I prefer to watch comedy movies because I prefer laughing over being scared or involved in a suspenseful action scene.
9266 Integrate to come together or be put together in order to make a single unit The activists marched and protested to integrate schools so children of all races could learn together.
9267 Tart acid or sharp in taste The sour candy I eat is very tart and I love it, but my mom that hates sour food does not.
9268 Afflatus a skill or gift that seems to be given by a God or higher power The dancer was struck with afflatus and moved like she was gifted with skills from the gods.
9269 Bowdlerize to delete or change the parts of a text that are viewed as offensive If you do not want to offend your teacher with that profane language, you should bowdlerize the story before handing it in for a grade.
9270 Hallow to brand something as sacred or holy John showed he did not hallow his marriage as a sacred commitment when he engaged in an affair with his neighbor.
9271 Exonerate to prove that someone is not guilty of a crime or responsible for a problem, bad situation, etc. The job of the defense attorney is to exonerate his clients and keep them out of jail.
9272 Mundane Boring, dull, and uninteresting Though dishwashing is often seen as a mundane chore, listening to music makes it much more bearable.
9273 Fractal a never ending pattern in mathematics built from repeated shapes that are reduced each time they repeat The teacher explained that a fractal is a geometric shape that has parts that are self-similar.
9274 Flattened pressed down and made flat The chef flattened the fluffy pancake until it was paper thin.
9275 Beck a stream that moves from a mountain Water flowed swiftly over the stony bed of the beck and emptied into a larger stream at the mountain’s edge.
9276 Twisted abnormal or warped The twisted mind of serial killer is something a normal person cannot and should not ever understand.
9277 Plentiful a huge amount There was a plentiful amount of food at the family reunion.
9278 Maturation the process of developing or becoming mature Because maturation of the lungs hasn’t taken place, the premature infant will be kept inside the hospital until the organs are fully developed.
9279 Refused said or showed that one was not willing to do or accept something The toddler refused to open his mouth, holding his lips shut so the dentist couldn’t see inside.
9280 Subsidize to pay for part of the cost of something The mayor used city funds to subsidize his personal projects and was eventually charged with theft.
9281 Glossy something that is superficially attractive That sports car is glossy and all, but a far less expensive car could still let you get around, so why did you buy it?
9282 Criminal A person that commits a crime acts that are against the law The criminal had a long rap sheet with several past theft charges.
9283 Dispute to contest or argue about something When I saw unauthorized charges on my credit card, I called the bank to dispute the amounts.
9284 Distension enlargement or dilation, similar to a balloon You can see distension in action when you fill up a balloon with water, watching as the material stretches exponentially.
9285 Matured grew and developed into an adult Because the grapes haven’t matured fully, we won’t be able to pick them from the vine just yet.
9286 Skirmish a skirmish is a brief argument Several players got into a skirmish following the first play of the game.
9287 May possibly will happen She may be surprised by the pregnancy news, but she knows that you really want a baby.
9288 Wryly in a witty yet mocking manner As a self-proclaimed chef, Kelly wryly writes about her experiences in the kitchen.
9289 Anent concerning; about The gossipers are always talking anent other women and spreading their business around the group.
9290 Cartographer an individual who specializes in the creation of maps Fortunately, the cartographer added a legend to his map to make it easier for people to understand.
9291 Escalade the act of climbing or scaling defensive walls with the aid of ladders Even the strongest men were unable to escalade the tower of the north castle.
9292 Pronouncing using one’s voice to say a word in a certain way Some of the students are good at pronouncing Spanish words while others have trouble rolling their ‘r’s.’
9293 Obliged forced or required Although the children hated doing chores, they were obliged to clean the house or face punishment from their mother.
9294 Mirrored having a surface that is reflective like a mirror The mirrored sunglasses reflect out and stop others from seeing through the lens.
9295 Antagonize to trigger hostility or anger If you antagonize the dog, he will bite you.
9296 Timid lacking in courage or confidence The timid singer nervously approached the microphone.
9297 Arrears a debt that is overdue; unpaid Because Jill’s credit card payment has been in arrears for three months, the card issuer is suspending her account.
9298 Palate person’s sense of taste or appetite Because she has a picky palate, the toddler refuses to eat anything other than chicken nuggets.
9299 Recoverable the ability to retrieve something back that was once occupied After the jewelry was stolen from the hotel’s safe, securing the doors so no one could leave the hotel made it more likely for the jewelry to be recoverable.
9300 Strive to struggle or try something very hard My mother told me to always strive to do my best in school so that I could get into a good college.
9301 Grumble to whine about something Grandpa likes to grumble about how rude it is that children are always on their cellphones at the dinner table.
9302 Unthinkable unable to be thought of or conceived At one time, the notion of a round Earth was considered unthinkable, and even heretical by some members of the church.
9303 Condolence a show of sympathy or comfort I offered my neighbor my condolence when I heard of his mother’s death.
9304 Transcription a written or printed representation of something You can listen to the audio version of the podcast or wait to read the transcription.
9305 Clung gripped or stuck to something As the little girl didn’t want to be left at the preschool, she clung to her mother’s leg by wrapping both of her arms and legs around her mother’s calf.
9306 Luminous producing or seeming to produce light The movie editor used the computer program to give the actress the luminous appearance of an angel.
9307 Scorn to show disdain or contempt for something or someone Even though Warren is a billionaire, he does not scorn anyone and treats all people equally.
9308 Guide to steer or lead someone or something on a path towards something While on the hiking trail, the man would guide the rest of the group since he was familiar with the area.
9309 Jubilant filled with joy I am jubilant to learn that my sister is finally having a baby.
9310 Stretch the act of lengthening limbs by reaching or extending Soccer players stretch extensively before taking to the field.
9311 Vacation a period of rest or recreation in which a person stops working or going to school and focuses on fun During his vacation in Mexico, the man spent most of his time relaxing in a hammock on the beach.
9312 Thermos a special container that keeps liquids hot or cold Carrying her joe in a thermos allowed the coffee junkie to have warm java throughout the day.
9313 Starry-eyed overly optimistic and positive to the point of being naive and idealistic The starry-eyed girl spent her days daydreaming instead of focusing on her future.
9314 Stethoscope a medical tool that allows a practitioner to listen to body sounds, usually noises from the lungs and heart With the aid of a stethoscope, the physician listened to the old man’s heart.
9315 Visage the facial appearance of an individual or animal The model’s visage earned her many cover photos.
9316 Skewed leaning towards a side Her views of Her grandparents had been skewed after years of her parents telling her how rude and evil they were.
9317 Adhesive sticky Mom does not like to use Elmer’s glue because she claims that our project requires a stronger adhesive.
9318 Garden a piece of ground, often near a house, used for growing flowers, fruit, or vegetables The chef had a large herb garden in his backyard so that he always had fresh spices available.
9319 Relaxing doing things that lessen tension and anxiety and increase feelings of calmness or peace Laying peacefully in his bed with a good book is one of the most relaxing activities of the man’s week.
9320 Wimpy weak and cowardly Wimpy and weak, the frail boy was too afraid to stand up to the playground bully.
9321 Getaway a quick escape or departure Driving the getaway car, the third masked man helped the other robbers make a quick escape.
9322 Slipped fell down, usually by slipping on something wet The worker forgot to put up the wet floor sign, causing a customer to slip and fall to the ground.
9323 Coercive threatening or intimidating The coercive gangster promised to come after Lars’ family if he didn’t obey him.
9324 Detestable something that is hated very much The detestable crimes angered the city and caused them to come together to stop the violence.
9325 Dig a jab or poke at someone in order to tease or get their attention When the young teenager continued to argue with the man, her mother gave a slight dig to her side in order for the teenager to stop talking.
9326 Considerate concerned about the feelings and rights of other people The considerate man held his umbrella over the elderly woman’s head.
9327 Coil to wind in circles or rings We watched the snake coil itself around its prey so that it could constrict it to death.
9328 Etiquette a code of polite and mannerly conduct In a proper courtship, it is considered good etiquette to open doors for the female.
9329 Mandamus a legal order from a higher court to a lower court to perform a required task In order to fix the problems of justice, a mandamus was required by the Supreme Court to have the State Court execute a state of emergency.
9330 Collected gathered; assembled Before the campers started a fire, they collected several piles of firewood to burn.
9331 Shouted yelled; screamed The loud fans shouted and screamed for their favorite player as he made the winning shot.
9332 Mass a heap or pile A mass of garbage continued to pile up outside of the smelly dumpster.
9333 Dishy scandalous or gossipy The dishy news article covers all sorts of dirty secrets about the celebrity’s personal life, likely gathered by the paparazzi.
9334 Signature a person’s name written distinctively as a form of identification By providing his signature on the form, the university student agreed to pay for all of his classes in full.
9335 Disparage to express a negative opinion; belittle It is never right to disparage people based on ethnicity.
9336 Coincidence a condition in which at least two things happen concurrently without planning It’s not a coincidence my husband’s flirtatious ex-wife went to visit him while I was out of town.
9337 Industrial having highly developed factories, mechanical production, or consumer output First world countries are almost always industrial, having complex factories capable of mass producing almost anything that they desire.
9338 Sequent consecutive or something that is next When the old woman finished her transaction with the bank teller, the sequent person in line was waved up to the next teller.
9339 Recruit to get someone to join something My business is looking to recruit new personnel to join our team.
9340 Indefensible unable to defend oneself from assault or confrontation Please be careful having aggressive dogs around babies because babies are so indefensible if they were attacked.
9341 Inflation a steady rise in the prices of services and goods Because of inflation the bread that used to cost eighty cents now costs one dollar and fifty cents.
9342 Overtone something suggested but not directly stated The rude email wasn’t directly racist, but it had a bigoted overtone.
9343 Segue to fluidly change from one form or situation to another As the song was coming to an end, it would segue into the next tune without hesitating with silence.
9344 Quail a small, short-tailed, commonly hunted bird Known as a gourmet chef, Emeril Lagasse created a masterpiece of flavors by snipping off the wings and removing the feathers off the quail before roasting and serving it to the queen.
9345 Videlicet namely; to be specific There are several colors in my comforter, blue and red, videlicet.
9346 Feline looking or moving like a cat Broadway stars for the award-winning musical quickly dressed in their feline costumes and meowed as the pounced onto the stage.
9347 Moor to tie up a ship There are thousands of yachts that moor at the marina.
9348 Oath a solemn promise Jurors convicted the man of lying during trial while under oath.
9349 Akimbo with the hand on the hip and elbow turned outward Mom looked at the mess in my room, arms akimbo, and began yelling at the top of her lungs.
9350 First amendment the right in the US Bill of Rights that allows for freedom of religion, assembly, press, petition and speech People still can’t yell “fire” in a crowded theater even though they have first amendment rights because their words might cause injury.
9351 Peacekeeper a person who tries to avoid conflict and keep things peaceful Because Jayden is the peacemaker amongst her group of friends, she often finds herself mediating arguments between the others and helping fix disagreements.
9352 Migrate to move from one place to another Doris was desperate to migrate to the U.S, but in the end she remained living in Europe.
9353 Stream flowing liquid A heavy stream of blood flowed from the deep cut on his leg.
9354 Cork a stopper, especially one used to stop up a bottle, made from lightweight material After the cork was popped from the champagne bottle, the couple was able to poor the fizzy liquid into wine glasses.
9355 Feed to eat or provide food for someone else to eat My grandparents were kind enough to feed me and my cousins when we came over to visit, since we hadn’t eaten dinner yet.
9356 Brawny well-built; strong It was easy for the brawny men to move the grand piano.
9357 Intemperate having problems with exercising control When Barbara drinks, she becomes intemperate and cannot regulate her actions.
9358 Forestall to stop something from happening To forestall the bank from foreclosing on his home, Jack sold all of his personal belongings to catch up on his mortgage payments.
9359 Enclave a faction of individuals who differ from the people who live in neighboring areas The residents of the wealthy enclave don’t want the public bus system in their neighborhood.
9360 Washable able to be washed or cleaned The washable paint was easily wiped off the floor.
9361 Bewail expressing extreme sorrow by crying or complaining During lunch Matt took the opportunity to bewail the incompetence of his office mates.
9362 Monstrous huge; enormous The monstrous elephant trampled through the jungle crushing everything in its path.
9363 Grind to crush something into small pieces Using a machine to grind the coffee beans took a lot less time than pounding them by hand.
9364 Unsavory unpleasant to smell or taste Catching a whiff of the unsavory smell, Hannah quickly remembered that she had forgotten to take out the trash before leaving for vacation.
9365 Scandal an event that causes public outrage The tax credit scandal led to the arrest of a high profile CEO and his shady accountant.
9366 Exacerbate to increase the severity or worsen Cora chose to exacerbate the argument by throwing a lamp at Mark’s head.
9367 Preexisting existing or dating back to an earlier time Since Janet has had Diabetes since 2005, her new insurance company refuses to cover medical bills relating to her preexisting condition.
9368 Referral a recommendation to an appropriate specialist or agency The woman’s skin condition worsened, leading her dermatologist office to give a referral to a psoriasis clinic.
9369 Imperturbable not disturbed or excited easily The imperturbable actress carried on with her performance even when her costar forgot his lines.
9370 Yammered made a loud, repetitive noise The mouthy woman yammered on and on, telling everyone she met about her relationship problems.
9371 Interplay the interaction of at least two things Players on a sports team often realize the interplay of competition and cooperation due to the need for both at different times of the game.
9372 Expletive a term used when swearing; a cuss word After hearing the comic say one expletive after another, the religious woman left the theater.
9373 Parabola the kind of curve or arc that is created when an item is tossed upwards and lands in a different location The curve of a parabola is created by the path an object takes when it ascends and then comes down in a different place.
9374 Crackle a fizzing popping sound exhibiting similar patterns Adam sat bold upright in his tent as the crackle of twigs breaking caught his attention.
9375 Supportive showing kindness and support Adam was supportive during his wife’s weight loss journey by working out with her at the gym.
9376 Inured able to withstand hardship; to become accustomed to something unpleasant by prolonged exposure People in northern regions are inured to the cold weather, and some will even jump into freezing water on occasion.
9377 Paving covering or laying concrete to make a road, driveway, etc Residents of the rural town think paving the gravel roads asphalt will help stop damage to their vehicles.
9378 Maneuver to steer something with a purpose It took three farmhands to maneuver the distraught cow back into the pen.
9379 Heterogeneous not alike The twins are heterogeneous in appearance and look nothing alike.
9380 Plaid a checkered or squared pattern that is used on material Instead of the striped scarf, Caroline decided to wear the plaid one that matched her checkered skirt.
9381 Carriage a buggy-like means of transportation with four wheels which usually transports people and is pulled by horses With each clomp of the ponies’ hooves and swish of the wheels on the road, the passengers knew that this carriage would get them to their destination.
9382 Pugnacious Combative in nature; ready to fight The pugnacious little boy constantly talks back to his mother.
9383 Loot stolen goods or money While raiding the village, the soldiers helped themselves to any loot that they could find.
9384 Afoot in action As the suspicious dictator looked around the room at his advisers, he felt as though treachery was afoot.
9385 Fern a large round green plant with long triangular divided leaves and produces no flowers A big pigeon found the hanging green fern an ideal place to build its nest and protect its eggs.
9386 Barred banned; prohibited After being caught stealing from Walmart, the petty thieves were barred from ever entering the store again.
9387 Mobility the ability to shift from one place to another My broken leg limits my mobility.
9388 Caliphate an Islamic territory directed by a religious and political director The Islamic leader is the person responsible for leading the people of the caliphate.
9389 Externship a temporary training program in a workplace, usually to give students work experience Because she wanted some experience for her resume, Trinity was trying to find an externship that would give her the training she needed for her desired job.
9390 Medallion a piece of jewelry crafted in the shape of a medal, often worn around the neck as a pendant The officer received a spectacular medallion from his commander in chief, a medal to wear around his neck for his service in the war.
9391 Sadist a person who causes or imposes bodily pain on someone or something in order to feel gratified As a young teenager, he would harm and kill animals but then upgraded to a sadist who killed many people for pleasure.
9392 Salubrious something that is good for you or is beneficial to mind or body Vegetables are salubrious foods which provide essential nutrients.
9393 Attending to be present or joining an event or happening Sarah was so excited to be invited to the prom by a senior at school that she told everyone that she would be attending prom as a freshman.
9394 Liberalism an attitude or viewpoint about politics that believes and supports equality and a restricted government Those that supported conservatism believed that individuals are responsible for their actions, whereas liberalism is when society takes responsibility for all behaviors.
9395 Trifling having little value or importance My time is too valuable to spend on trifling matters that have little worth.
9396 Succeeded managed to achieve a goal or wish Although he succeeded in passing the last test, the student’s victory didn’t raise his grade to an A.
9397 Status Quo the way things are Because the council wants to maintain the status quo, they will not vote to add another member to the group.
9398 Correctly in a way that is accurate, right, or true She answered the question correctly and received full marks.
9399 Exeunt a printed direction for actors and actresses to leave the stage of a play In the Broadway musical, the command was written in the script for the main characters to exeunt stage left because their part was over.
9400 Comical funny; amusing My husband found the show comical, while I just thought it was silly.
9401 Commensalism a relationship between two distinct organisms in which one of the things obtains a benefit of some sort and the other organism neither gains nor loses anything A remora attaching itself to a shark for transportation purposes is a prime example of commensalism.
9402 Subordinate under the command of those with a greater position or rank Many women still believe they should be subordinate to their husbands and do everything they are told.
9403 Emulous full of jealousy that leads one to be eager to copy another The teen’s emulous personality led her to copy the other girl’s style instead of embracing her own sense of fashion.
9404 Prepossessing being appealing to others The female fans went wild when the prepossessing actor walked into the theater.
9405 Slight small or minimal in degree Although she had a slight fever, the woman still felt well enough to go to work.
9406 Can having the ability to do something After training for months, the teenager can finally scale the side of the mountain within minutes.
9407 Exigent demanding or pressing My dad has always been an exigent man, asking ridiculous things of me that I’m not capable of doing.
9408 Frugal careful in spending money Stop being so frugal and just buy me a real gold necklace!
9409 Cherish to treasure or deeply care for something I will forever cherish the teddy bear my late grandfather had given to me.
9410 Unstoppable unable to be stopped or prevented Earthquakes are an unstoppable natural disaster, there is quite literally nothing we can do to prevent them.
9411 Perplex to puzzle or confuse According to the book reviewer, the author’s puzzling writing style will perplex many readers.
9412 Bite to use the teeth to cut into something Because his teeth were sore after seeing the dentist, it was hard for Jeremy to bite down on his apple.
9413 Defer to postpone until later Because of my mother’s death, we will defer our vacation for a while.
9414 Misleading giving the wrong idea or information Misleading advertisements made it seem the phone was being offered for free when it was not.
9415 Intensive strongly focused and concentrated on one particular thing The intensive Spanish course focused only on this language and not any of the other romance languages.
9416 Deactivate to make something inactive If you want to deactivate a computer, the process is usually as simple as pressing the power button.
9417 Wax to expand or enlarge in appearance, amount or power As she got to know the young man’s wonderful personality, the young girl’s love for him began to wax to the point that she could see marrying him.
9418 Thrash to hit or strike continuously When the pit bull dog began to bite the child’s leg, the father began to thrash the dog with a stick to get it to release its grip.
9419 Customary actions based on longstanding traditions of a particular society Kisses and hugs were customary in his family, but not his wife’s crew.
9420 Brilliance exceptional intelligence or talent Thought to be the brightest boy in school, the senior’s brilliance earned him several college scholarships.
9421 Blotch an irregular mark or patch The burn you suffered has unfortunately made an unsightly blotch on your arm.
9422 Alongside along the side; by the side; side by side with The students walked alongside each other on the way to school.
9423 Misfeasance the misuse of authority granted by law While the police should generally be trusted, it is possible for law enforcement to engage in misfeasance.
9424 Translated changed into, especially words/text from one language to another The book was translated from its original language into several tongues including English and French.
9425 Eponym a term derived from an individual or thing related to it or to the person who created a specific thing The word “sandwich” is an eponym linked to the first person said to have requested the item, the Earl of Sandwich.
9426 Yanked pulled with a jerk The bully yanked on the girl’s ponytail, pulling it until she cried and ran away.
9427 Room for improvement the desire that something or someone will get better Even though the 8th grader was making a C in math, her mother explained that she could still work harder since there was room for improvement.
9428 Stent a small pipe or tube placed in the heart’s blood vessels when they are fully or partially blocked Since Judy ate fatty and greasy foods, everyone knew a stent would be placed near her heart for blood to flow smoothly through her vessel.
9429 Shrewd having or showing sharp powers of judgment; sharp-witted It takes a shrewd analyst to really make a killing in the stock market.
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9431 Guppy a little fish found in freshwater In the pond, the small guppy flapped his tailfin back and forth to swim next to the bigger fish.
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9433 Talkative someone who likes to speak a great deal Jessica’s best friend was extremely talkative and rarely paused to catch her breath between sentences.
9434 Halitosis bad breath Halitosis caused the man’s breath to smell like a combination of rotten egg and vomit.
9435 Frame a person’s size, shape, or build Maria’s slim frame is not suited for fighting or roughhousing.
9436 Eidetic having the ability to recollect images with great detail Teachers sometimes doubted Evan’s eidetic memory since he could make a perfect score on the test by only seeing the test information once.
9437 Arable adequate for cultivating The soil in the front yard is arable and perfect for planting a rose garden.
9438 Gravitas a dignity of manner or behavior; a leadership quality When the players were asked what they liked about their coach, they mentioned his gravitas and how it motivated them to succeed.
9439 Cheery happy and positive in attitude Jolly Jackie tries to keep a cheery attitude and refuses to think negative thoughts.
9440 Salutation a demonstration of a greeting It is customary to begin your letter with some type of salutation.
9441 Burial the act or ceremonial practice of placing something (usually a dead body) underground Before the burial ceremony, grave diggers dug out a space for the coffin.
9442 Menstruation the monthly process that signifies lack of pregnancy and in which a woman discharges blood and other materials from the lining of the uterus The health teacher explained to the female students that the bleeding they will experience during menstruation is a normal part of the reproductive process.
9443 Endeavor   Although soliciting donations to help rebuild the orphanage took a lot of time and energy, in the end everyone agreed it had been a very worthwhile endeavor.
9444 Enticing tempting or attractive Her dress was extremely enticing, drawing the attention of all the men gathered.
9445 Mental relating to the mind or to the health or state of one’s mind The teacher’s mental strength was tested when the principal was observing her.
9446 Provoking causing irritation or anger purposefully The bully is constantly provoking a fight by calling the other kids names and starting arguments.
9447 Banquet a large celebratory meal; a feast At the end of the football season, the Mavericks held a banquet to recognize the players on the team.
9448 Maim to injure to the point that function is lost in a body part or region The evil dictator seemed to take delight in using a sword to maim and murder the people who opposed him.
9449 Suffusion the gradual extension or sweep of something completely over something else During the Middle Ages, the suffusion of the Plague caused over one-third of the population across Europe to die.
9450 Rigmarole needless actions or talk If the sweepstakes involves rigmarole that requires me to answer a large number of questions, then I have no interest in the contest.
9451 Longitude angular distance measured west or east of the prime meridian The vertical lines that are found on the map are known as the longitude, while the lateral lines are referred to as the latitude.
9452 Alliterative having the same consonant at the beginning of each stressed syllable The poet used the alliterative verse “Looking lovely like a lily” to draw the reader’s attention through syllable stressing.
9453 Pliable easily bent or formed Even though the hose seemed pliable, Henry wasn’t able to curve it around the corner of the house.
9454 Obsessive totally fixated on something or someone in a way that is unhealthy Because of his obsessive disorder, the patient focuses on washing his hands most of the day.
9455 Prosper to be successful In order for the business to prosper, the company had to reduce the amount of miscellaneous spending.
9456 Uncongenial not friendly or welcoming The woman’s uncongenial dining companions on the cruise ship were rude the entire dinner.
9457 Flatulence state of having gas in the digestive system I have a major problem with flatulence that is rather embarrassing especially when I’m in public.
9458 Cur an aggressive and mongrel dog The once friendly dog was now a cur, unexpectedly turning on its master.
9459 Domino theory the idea that success or failure is interconnected by region so that if one nation falls, surrounding nations will too During the Cold War, world leaders feared that much of Europe would become communist because according to domino theory, if one country fell to Russian power, all surrounding areas would too.
9460 Cupboard a storage cabinet with shelves and a door During the earthquake, the cupboard full of glasses rattled and shook.
9461 Vigilant watchful, especially for danger or disorder Although this highway is a beautiful drive, you have to stay vigilant for deer and other animals in the road.
9462 Benefactress who gives money or other help to a person or cause Many celebrities donated small amounts to the charitable organization, but Oprah and one other benefactress gave over a million dollars each.
9463 Overindulge to have too much of something you desire My husband Charlie hid the kids candy they received from Halloween so they wouldn’t overindulge.
9464 Hand over to pass off responsibility or a task to someone else Diana has agreed to hand over the art project to her sister since she doesn’t enjoy painting anymore.
9465 Accomplish to achieve or complete something Even though I used to be pretty bad at mathematics, through hard work and dedication I was able to accomplish my goal of getting an A in the class as my final grade.
9466 Seized to be forcibly taken or grabbed The soldiers stormed into the building and seized all of the supplies they wanted, subduing anyone that got in the way.
9467 Mojo magical power; voodoo The witch’s mojo was strong enough to make any man in the village fall head-over-heels for her.
9468 Hodgepodge a concoction or assortment of various things After many people dug through the different appetizers, the large platter was just a hodgepodge of different foods scattered all over the place.
9469 Enmity a feeling of strong dislike or opposition Because the two brothers are both in love with the same girl, there is a great deal of enmity between them.
9470 Comedian someone who tells jokes or uses humor to get laughs out of others A professional comedian makes money with his ability to make an audience laugh with his jokes or his antics.
9471 Teeming filled with an abundance of things The homeless dog’s fur was teeming with fleas.
9472 Severe very strong and intense The severe thunderstorm caused so much damage that recovery would take years.
9473 Affliction a state of pain, suffering, distress or agony Although some people claim that she is lucky because she can’t gain weight, she considers it an affliction.
9474 Apoplexy the inability to speak or perform as a result of an intense emotion or serious medical condition My grandmother’s fall caused apoplexy, and now she can only communicate by writing or typing.
9475 Prefect an elected authority figure that typically oversees order and discipline In Harry Potter, Percy Weasley was prefect for Gryffindor and gave detention to everyone who was out of bed after hours.
9476 Crisp brittle; friable in a condition to break with a short, sharp fracture The breakfast special allowed me to substitute sausage links for crisp bacon.
9477 Formalize to validate or make official In order to formalize the document, each party had to sign it and get it notarized so that it would be authorized to use in court.
9478 Rephrase to reword something to change how it sounds Sarah didn’t like the way I stated my opinion, so I rephrased it to make it sound a little nicer.
9479 Magnetism the property or force of bodies to attract or repel other objects Our science teacher explained that the force of magnetism describes why metal is attracted to specific materials.
9480 Unaffected not changed or altered My sister’s home was ruined by the latest flood but my residence was unaffected.
9481 Work to complete tasks, especially at one’s job or to earn money Because she likes to work from home, Janet prepares a lot of her cases on her personal computer.
9482 Side-eye a sidelong glance that shows disapproval or disdain Anna gave her husband a disapproving side-eye when he mentioned spending their savings on a new boat.
9483 Reveal to expose Several people would reveal the truth of the car accident when they decided to testify as to what they saw that day.
9484 Subcontractor a person who does work for a company without being an employee but hired to do a task The company’s manager required the subcontractor to sign an agreement about the cost of the project since he was not a member of the staff.
9485 Crump a loud, exploding sound When the boiler exploded, the tank gave off a loud crump that resonated through the building.
9486 Make to create or craft The pastry chef will make fresh cookies and cakes for the bake sale out of just a few fixings.
9487 Sunken down low or submerged in water Years after the Titanic sank to the bottom of the ocean; divers began to recover items from the sunken vessel.
9488 Funereal to feel sorrowful or mournful After the death of a loved one, the funereal feelings during the funeral could be seen by the tears in everyone’s eyes.
9489 Inning a numbered period of play in a game, especially in baseball It was the last inning of the baseball game, and our team was still behind by three runs.
9490 Desolate empty; without life Since the anchor stores closed, the shopping center has become a desolate wasteland.
9491 Blood red liquid that circulates through the body bringing oxygen to the cells and getting rid of carbon dioxide Because his heart wasn’t pumping enough blood, the cardiac patient became extremely sick.
9492 Forlorn lonely and miserable The forlorn man was so sad he thought about killing himself.
9493 Espionage the obtaining of information considered secret or confidential without the permission of the holder of the information Digging through someone’s trash to get information is one of the oldest acts of espionage in the spy business.
9494 Arrogance a rude and insulting way to act that comes from thinking you are better and more important than other people The sheer arrogance of Hitler to think that he could dominate the world was shattered when he assassinated himself in his bunker.
9495 Feat a deed of courage, endurance, skill, or cleverness The man was honored when the king learned of his feat.
9496 Sin an act that is against a religious or moral law Isn’t it ironic that many people who believe murder is a sin still support the death penalty?
9497 Awing inspiring through wonder and amazement The astonishing height of the 350-foot redwood tree was awing to the wonderstruck tourists.
9498 Treachery betrayal or deceptive action Benedict Arnold is infamous for the treachery that he displayed when he turned on the Revolutionary Army during the Revolutionary War.
9499 Surveyor a person that analyzes a geographical area The surveyor was tasked with finding suitable land for a new settlement.
9500 Emend to make corrections or improvements to something The new version of the textbook will emend the original version, fixing many of its flaws.
9501 Worn damaged from too much use The worn shoes should be thrown away since Chris has walked holes in the bottom of the pair.
9502 Trade to swap or exchange Before money was used to buy things, Native Americans would trade shells and other objects to get the things they needed.
9503 Area a particular geographic region The Everglades are an area of swamp in southern Florida.
9504 Slay to kill something in a violent way Determined to slay the dragon, the knight raised his sword to deliver a strike.
9505 Pity sorrow or sympathy I feel pity for the homeless people who don’t have a warm place to sleep in the winter.
9506 Gallery a room or building that is used for showing works of art, sometimes so they can be sold The up-and-coming artist filled the gallery with her paintings and sculptures right before her grand opening event.
9507 Exhibition an event at which objects such as paintings are shown to the public The art exhibition featured pieces from famous painters around the globe.
9508 Sweltering extremely hot or humid It didn’t take long for the children’s’ ice cream cones to melt under the sweltering summer sun.
9509 Pixelated divided into pixels (a picture) If you blow up the size of a picture without changing the resolution, it will become pixelated.
9510 Issue to deliver or give out No one was at the office to issue my driver’s license, so I will have to wait until tomorrow to pick it up.
9511 Thereof of that; of the thing just mentioned Money, or a lack thereof, can influence people to do some really bad things.
9512 Tweed a rough woolen cloth of many colors My grandmother has a soft spot for tweed napkins and handkerchiefs, mostly for the decorative nature of their many colors.
9513 Knowingly done deliberately; with full knowledge Knowingly omitting the truth is considered the same as lying.
9514 Nowadays currently “Cursing is so common nowadays,” said Grandpa, “because we never would have said anything impolite in public when I was your age.”
9515 Senescence old age My grandfather said the best part of senescence is watching his grandchildren play.
9516 Aerate to cause air to circulate through something The cleaners needed to aerate the room to get the strong odor out.
9517 Thumb the short thick inside digit on a hand During my arrest, the officer took my fingerprints by first rolling my thumb over the screen.
9518 Epitaph a brief literary piece written about the life of a dead person and often placed on that individual’s headstone The slave’s epitaph stated his name but made no mention of his date of birth or death.
9519 Velvety having a smooth or soft texture She sunk into the velvety fur jacket and sighed at how the soft fabric caressed her skin.
9520 Gusto passion or excitement Jim loves playing football and attacks every game with gusto.
9521 Prophet a person who speaks for God, or someone who can predict what will happen in the future In the bible, Noah was a prophet who warned the people that God would bring a flood to wipe out humanity because of all of their thievery and deceit.
9522 Advantageous helpful or useful and likely to make you more successful It would be advantageous for the couple to buy the bedroom set while it was on sale.
9523 Shaman a tribal figure that serves as a go-between for the physical and spiritual worlds The shaman of the tribe recommended that the girl not be buried immediately, as he wanted her spirit to have time to leave her body.
9524 Gyrate to move in a spiral or circular motion If you want the exotic dancer to gyrate especially for you, you’ll have to pay for a private dance.
9525 Arthritis inflammation and stiffness in the joints Timothy’s doctor explained that the sharp pains in his joints were caused by arthritis.
9526 Phobia an unreasonable fear Ellen’s clown phobia makes her afraid to go to the circus.
9527 Comptroller a person in charge of supervising the quality of the accounting and financial reporting of a corporation or public body The comptroller released an audit that outlined all of the discrepancies he found in the mayor’s office’s financial records.
9528 Repulse to repel or drive back Because of his rude behavior that would repulse many people, he was without close friends.
9529 Antisocial unwilling or unable to associate normally with other people People say that I am antisocial because I don’t talk that much.
9530 Turkey a large, North American game bird that is bald with red wattles and is served on Holidays such as Thanksgiving and Christmas The only time my family gets to eat delicious turkey meat is on special occasions.
9531 Worthiness having qualities that are desired to fit into a specific group or category The Royal family interviews all potential matches for worthiness before the prince is allowed to date.
9532 Launched started; began The police launched an investigation to find out who stole the expensive rings from the jewelry store.
9533 Hungrily in a way that expresses a strong need for something, usually food The dog stared hungrily as I removed its food from the cupboard.
9534 Locality the position or geographic site something is in The locality of North America is in the western hemisphere of the globe, more specifically in the upper quadrant.
9535 Palm the inner part of the hand between the wrist and fingers David’s palm was dry and cracked from working in the garden with his bare hands.
9536 Equalization to make something equal or uniform The equalization of the two basketball team meant all 28 children were divided into two groups of 14.
9537 Ambiguous confusing; difficult to understand Ambiguous classroom rules like ‘Be responsible.’ deprive students of what the rule specifically requires.
9538 Pawky being sly while possessing a dry or sarcastic sense of humor Because of his pawky sense of humor, Nick was able to make all of his friends laugh without even cracking a smile.
9539 Chop to cut something into pieces with a sharp blow from an edged tool Without a gas fireplace, my dad always had to go into the woods and chop lumber for our family with an axe.
9540 Bombastic one who is full of himself; a self absorbed person; giving oneself high self-esteem or exaggerated dignity Because he is a bit too bombastic for me, I will not be voting for that politician again!
9541 Handkerchief a square piece of material carried in one’s pocket to be used to wipe their nose or face The widow cried many tears into her soft handkerchief at her husband’s funeral.
9542 Corroborating adding new evidence to an account, statement or idea In the rape case, the corroborating evidence is the DNA match.
9543 Impious lacking reverence or respect, especially towards a god His lack of protocol in the church caused him to gain a reputation for being impious.
9544 Satisfactory adequate; satisfactorily acceptable A satisfactory number of contestants must register for the contest in order for it to take place.
9545 Vocal speaking loudly and freely about something The woman was very vocal about racial issues and wouldn’t backdown when questioned by the media.
9546 Fussy hard to please Refusing to be soothed, the fussy baby whined and cried all night long.
9547 Courage the quality of a confident character not to be afraid or intimidated easily No longer wanting to suffer, the boy gained the courage to stand up to the bully.
9548 Mumble to mutter something in a low tone so that it cannot be understood My little brother will mumble his grievances under his breath but never tell me when I make him angry.
9549 Bondage the state of being a slave or held captive While in bondage, the prisoner of war was starved and rarely given clean water to drink.
9550 Pore to scan or examine intently After I was given the manuscript for my first title role in the play, I began to pore over the script for hours.
9551 Unpredictable describes something that is uncertain and not able to be predicted or foretold The unpredictable weather was sunny one day and rainy the next.
9552 Parson a Protestant clergyman that is over a parish church The parson felt it was his responsibility to protect and defend the rights of the church.
9553 Suppression the act of subduing or repressing something Machine guns are great for suppression, because no enemy is going to move from his cover with a hail of bullets flying through the air around him.
9554 Sapling a young, skinny tree A birch sapling grew in the middle of the forest as all the other trees had been chopped down.
9555 Improvisation the act of making up something on the spot or doing something without planning Skilled at improvisation, the chef is great at coming up with last-minute meals that are unplanned yet tasty.
9556 Impair damage or weaken something Alcohol can greatly impair your judgement.
9557 Sanitation the process of maintaining cleanliness Unfortunately, the sanitation crew wakes me up every Saturday from a sound sleep to take our trash from the driveway.
9558 Service work that is done for others as a business or an aid to others A much-needed service in the area, the teacher decided to pet-sit during the summer.
9559 Crack the partial exterior break of something without complete separation While washing the car, Sara noticed a small crack in her windshield and had it repaired immediately.
9560 Insured protected; covered through an insurance policy Geico insured the man’s car, giving more coverage for less money than his previous insurance company.
9561 Attune to customize or modify something to be more receptive or capable The radio transmitter wasn’t picking up what we needed, so I had to attune it to the right frequency.
9562 Substantially extensively or significantly Having to pay ten dollars for a small Sprite at the movie theater is a substantially expensive price to pay for a drink.
9563 Separatist of the belief in full separation of a group from a larger whole (usually based on race, religion, culture, or ethnicity.) Separatist forces in the state worked to keep Muslims and Christians in different areas.
9564 Rancor a feeling of hate or anger Even though my mother despised her twin sister, she always spoke about her without rancor.
9565 Zealotry fanatical in the pursuit of an ideal With how blindly and fervently the enemy soldiers threw themselves at our guns, I could only shake my head at their zealotry.
9566 Humid containing sensible moisture (usually describing air or atmosphere) Summers on the east coast of the United States are much more humid than summers on the west coast.
9567 Askew tilted to one side; in a crooked position I’ve tried straightening out the poster three times, but it still looks askew.
9568 Furthermore additionally; besides Texting while driving is dangerous, and furthermore, it is also illegal.
9569 Reach to stretch out an arm to touch or grasp something The toddler stood on her tippy toes and tried to reach the light switch, but she was just a little too short to turn it on.
9570 Prance to strut around in a lively way to impress others It’s fun and interesting to watch a sixty year old rock star prance around the stage during a concert.
9571 Remembered recalled; recollected Although she barely remembered her own children, the Alzheimer’s patient could still play the piano by ear.
9572 Forgery a fabricated replication of something meant to appear like the real thing Many young kids try to employ forgery to sign their parent’s signature on something they don’t want them to see.
9573 Incontinence lack of control over bodily functions (urinating and defecating) The potty-training toddler is struggling with incontinence as she can’t seem to stop peeing in the bed no matter how hard she tries.
9574 Compaction the process of making more compact or densely packed together The soil that was added to the planter had to be light so that compaction wouldn’t occur and crush the roots.
9575 Inject to introduce something new to a situation My boss likes to inject humor when talking with his staff which makes us feel comfortable around him.
9576 Depression feelings of emotional sadness and dejection Always feeling miserable or worthless, I couldn’t help but wonder if I was suffering from depression, and what I should do about it.
9577 Amerindian a member of any of the groups of native people that were in North and South American before Europeans arrived Mr. Miles, our history teacher, taught us that Amerindian and Indigenous American are other words for Native American.
9578 Sultry hot and humid weather The hot sun and humid air of Florida made for one sultry day.
9579 Astonish to trigger surprise or wonder Hopefully the magic show will astonish our guests and leave them amazed.
9580 Palladium a platinum type metal that is a light silvery color and is flexible enough to be shaped Due to its mobility, the electrical engineer used palladium to form it into the necessary shape so that it could be used as part in the electronic device.
9581 Picture representation of a visible reality produced by painting, drawing, photograph, etc. When we had a family reunion and looked through old photographs, I saw a picture of the house I spent my childhood in.
9582 Vitality energy; strength The doctor was proud to see his patient was full of vitality.
9583 Swig a large gulp of a liquid Even though I hate the taste of alcohol, my father convinced me to take a swig of the stuff on New Year’s.
9584 Keg a small barrel that holds things, especially beer By the time the wild party ended, each keg of beer had been drained of every drop.
9585 Theatrical pertaining to drama or the performing arts Bryson Middle School’s theatrical production of Annie was being shown at the school’s auditorium for three nights.
9586 Like to enjoy or adore something or someone Sarah knew her daughter would like the shirts she picked out for her since Sarah asked for them as a birthday present.
9587 Misapprehension a misunderstanding or mistaken belief The doctor was under the misapprehension that the patient was sick when in reality he was faking it the whole time.
9588 Protagonist the leading character in a literary composition In the short story, the protagonist must finally stand up to the bullies who torment him.
9589 Rank foul smelling; pungent After a day of being left out to sour, the rank milk had curdled and begun to smell.
9590 Ferocious savage, feral, or violently angry While most canines are friendly, a wild wolf is more likely to act ferocious and deadly to a person since they are not domesticated.
9591 Profound extremely deep The speaker’s profound words made me think about my future.
9592 Alee situated on the side of a ship that is protected from the wind The sailors stood alee, situating themselves on the side of the boat with fewer gusts of wind.
9593 Farrago a collection containing a confused variety of miscellaneous things The present gun law is a farrago of nonsense as most of it is unenforceable.
9594 Aide an assistant who provides support for another worker The teacher’s aide was hired to assist the instructor with classroom activities.
9595 Neolithic relating to a time known as the New Stone Age in which polished stone tools, pottery, weaving, stock rearing, and agriculture became prominent The village dwellings are adobe style and were crafted from clay and water.
9596 Moron a very dumb or stupid person Scoring double digits on the IQ test, Bruce is a certified moron.
9597 Babble to chatter about something in a typically foolish or excitable way The first time her crush talked to her, she was so excited that she was at a loss for words and began to babble about the weather.
9598 Achieve to successfully get or accomplish I studied hard to achieve a perfect grade.
9599 Subjected to be controlled or forced to do something After the boss’s tirade, the employee decided to quit her job so she would not subjected to that verbal abuse ever again.
9600 Algorithm set of instructions Many scientists were required to solve and describe the algorithm for each problem they solved in order to be accepted to the company.
9601 Better of higher quality Because she likes high-end purses, Paris is looking for a handbag line that is of better quality than what she has now.
9602 Extravaganza excessive and lavish celebration or performance Carnival in Venice, Italy, is an annual extravaganza of elaborate masks, dancing, music, and feasting before Lent.
9603 Versed experienced or skilled in something Asia isn’t versed in the art of sewing, but her Aunt Lucille can hem anything she needs to be taken in.
9604 Tribunal an assembly including one or more judges to conduct judicial business To discuss the prospect of building a park in the subdivision, the neighborhood tribunal met.
9605 Disgrace to be a source of embarrassment or shame After marrying a black woman, Kurt became the disgrace of his racist family.
9606 Numerical pertaining to numerals In order to decode the message, someone would have to determine the numerical representation for each letter.
9607 Mutual shared; common The husband and wife came to a mutual agreement that she would drive the new car and he would drive the older one.
9608 Laborious something requiring much physical or mental effort When you just start exercising it may seem laborious, but over time it gets easier.
9609 Anchor a person or mainstay that can be relied on for support or security Chicken is the chef’s anchor ingredient when he can’t come up with any creative dishes.
9610 Chance a possibility or likelihood There is always a chance that the baker will run out of donuts, but the likelihood is much higher on Mondays.
9611 Badge a small piece of metal or plastic worn to show that you are a part of some specific group or organization The officer’s shiny, star-shaped badge let the people know that he was part of the police force.
9612 Admittance the process of being allowed to enter a place If you want admittance into the stadium to watch the game, you must have a ticket.
9613 Pantheism belief that God is the universe and the universe is God Individuals who believe in pantheism maintain that God and the universe are the same being.
9614 Brute a bully or mean person Acting as a brute, everyone avoided him at work so they wouldn’t hear his cruel words.
9615 Pretest a test given before instruction or evaluation Each new product must undergo a pretest to determine if it passes inspection and can be put on the shelves.
9616 Packet a small parcel or package The patient returned the packet of papers to the doctor’s secretary once he filled them out.
9617 Eject to force something or someone to depart or exit When the unruly patron began to throw things in the restaurant, the manager quickly decided to eject the man onto the sidewalk in front of the restaurant.
9618 Federalism a type of government which gives central authority to the federal government with limited states’ rights Currently, Canada uses a government that is similar to federalism due to its strong national Parliament with minor provincial power.
9619 Saint a title given to someone regarded as holy and virtuous after his or her death Believing that her prayer would be answered, the worshiper cried out to the departed saint for deliverance from her situation.
9620 Feud a state of long-standing mutual hostility At first, Hanna tried to talk things out in a friendly way, but the guy wouldn’t listen and a bitter feud broke out.
9621 Disproportionate not in proportion; unfair in size With a disproportionate number of students and staff, the small school scrambled to fit everyone in a classroom.
9622 Appear to become visible; to come into sight The magician made the rabbit appear out of nowhere, surprising the audience who were shocked to see it hop out of the hat.
9623 Submission an item brought forth before or to a group of people After my submission of the monthly reports to my boss, I returned several phone calls.
9624 Mire a situation or circumstance from which it is difficult to escape Getting arrested was a mire of unfortunate circumstances the parolee had tried to avoid.
9625 Mentor someone who teaches or gives advice to someone less experienced Because she was a new teacher, Betsy needed a mentor to show her how to set up her classroom.
9626 Airport a place where passengers board flights and where airplanes take-off and land Several planes landed at the airport after midnight and were refueled before takeoff.
9627 Stratosphere region of the uppermost atmosphere The stratosphere is the second layer of the Earth’s atmosphere.
9628 Revoke to cancel or make invalid The court has decided to revoke Jimmy’s parole and send him back to prison.
9629 Basis foundation, base The research study had a scientific basis, but also included religious topics.
9630 Canonical following or according to the rules The canonical composer always made sure that his hymns fit in with the church’s regulations.
9631 Concept an idea or notion Fortunately, the client loves our new advertising concept.
9632 Improve to make something better Salt and pepper was added to the potatoes to improve their taste.
9633 Provident demonstrating great care and consideration for the future My financier told me that I needed to be more provident when it came to my spending.
9634 Beseech to ask someone for something in an urgent and sincere way As soon as I reach the driving age, I will beseech my parents to buy me a car.
9635 Inertia the tendency to continue being motionless or inactive The legislators’ inertia has allowed the budget extension to expire before a solution can be put in place.
9636 Revolt to rebel, particularly against authority A revolt will force the government to shut down.
9637 Deficiency a lack of something needed Because he has a vitamin deficiency, the patient was given tablets for replacing the missing minerals.
9638 Anfractuous having many winding twists and turns The couple struggled to get through the anfractuous maze, constantly getting lost in the twists and turns.
9639 Raillery good-natured bantering While many people think the brothers are arguing, they’re usually just engaging in some fun raillery.
9640 Indigence a state of extreme poverty and lack of resources Living in a state of indigence, the destitute family had no heat or running water in their one-bedroom shack.
9641 Botany the scientific study of plants Studying botany was a way for George Washington Carver to enjoy doing what he loved while figuring out ways to help the world through peanut plants.
9642 Brainless stupid; having no intelligence The brainless bimbo is known for her good looks, but can barely read or write.
9643 Impending going to occur; coming When I refused to pay the fake fortuneteller, she warned me of impending doom in my future.
9644 Perquisite a privilege, gain, or a special benefit; perk Ronald considers his pension to be the most desirable perquisite of his profession.
9645 Consider to deliberate or ponder about something cautiously The avid reader would consider purchasing the next book in the series even though she was broke and the book was expensive.
9646 Intractable not easily managed or controlled It took six paramedics to handle the intractable task of lifting the eight hundred pound woman.
9647 Emotive emotional I didn’t expect such an emotive response from the parent when I said that her son was not a nice child.
9648 Bouquet a creative arrangement of flowers Our local florist created a lovely bridal bouquet of red and white flowers for my daughter’s wedding.
9649 Halfway house a place where former inmates, drug addicts, or other groups go to learn skills that will allow them to integrate back into society After finishing most of his prison sentence, the parolee was sent to a halfway house that could help him find employment.
9650 Mankind the human race The superhero set out to save all of mankind, making the safety of the human race his life’s purpose.
9651 Aged grew older; matured The more the elderly woman aged, the worse her eyesight and hearing became.
9652 Concatenation a group of things joined together one after another The student’s concatenation of the words ‘air’ and ‘plane’ formed the word airplane.
9653 Venture an undertaking that has some risk attached Although the venture is going to cost me a lot of money, I can easily recoup my funds in three months if the business is successful.
9654 Village a small town or settlement Our small village has a market but no post office or gas station.
9655 Immersed fully engrossed in or giving something all of your attention The workaholic fully immersed himself in efforts, laboring on the farm night and day.
9656 Opportunity cost a benefit or profit that must be given up in order to gain something else My mother explained she could not buy two snacks and that popcorn would be our opportunity cost if we chose to get candy.
9657 Send cause to go or be taken to a particular destination The children wanted to send Santa a letter, but they were sure how to get their note to the North Pole.
9658 Balkanization typically as the result of or end of a war, when large land areas are broken down into smaller states The balkanization of Yugoslavia happened after civil wars broke out on the country and several areas broke away to form their own states.
9659 Substance a material or matter that takes up space Floyd realized that he must have stepped into a gooey substance on the garage floor before he tracked it through the house.
9660 Flash a sudden brief burst of bright light or a sudden glint from a reflective surface The first flash of the fireworks caught her by surprise.
9661 Impetus a force that causes something to be done or to become more active The high crime rate was the impetus for the hiring of one hundred new police officers in our city.
9662 Jaguar a large, spotted cat that is found mostly in Central and South America The yellow eyes of the jaguar shined brightly in the jungle moonlight as the spotted feline prepared to pounce on his prey.
9663 Subaudition an indirect indication or hint When my mom asked me when I was going to clean my room, I realized her subaudition of the question was telling me to clean my room now.
9664 Eustress stress that is beneficial or leads to a positive outcome Although beginning a new workout routine can be stressful, once you start to achieve your goals, the anxiety will morph into positive eustress.
9665 Barmy crazy; insane Janice didn’t think that skydiving was a barmy idea, but her husband said it was the craziest thing he’d ever heard of.
9666 Adventurous daring; brave Bold and adventurous, the dare devil was always looking for a new exploit to undertake.
9667 Arena a level area with raised seating where large crowds watch sports games or other performances When entering the arena, the two boxers snarled at each other and prepared from the fierce battle as excited fans watched.
9668 Visible able to be seen The sun was barely visible because of the large clouds in the sky.
9669 Named called; labeled The Dean family named their dog Iris, even though the kids wanted to call the puppy Snowball.
9670 Afoul into conflict or difficulty with The explorers had started their journey with little trouble, but they soon ran afoul of many troubles with the weather and terrain.
9671 Ratchet Definition of Ratchet Examples of Ratchet in a sentence
9672 Homebody a person who prefers staying at home over going to other places Although I enjoy going out on dates sometimes, I’m really a homebody who would rather be at the house.
9673 Chairman a person designated to preside over a meeting The Chairman’s primary job is to oversee the meeting between his many subordinates, to ensure everything on the schedule is addressed.
9674 Covetous displaying greed for another individual’s belongings While I ate, my covetous dog eyed my every bite.
9675 Condescension patronizing or superior behavior or attitude Troy’s attitude of condescension caused people to feel that he was talking down to them.
9676 Politically correct replying, stating or behaving appropriately “It is not politically correct to call adults who are under four feet ten inches in height as midgets because they consider that offensive,” the counselor told the teenage audience.
9677 Polyp a cluster of benign cells that forms a small bundle and extends from organs, tissues, etc., on living organisms When the young singer found out she had polyps on her vocal cords, she knew she would have to get surgery and her hopes of going on tour were obliterated.
9678 Ontology the area of metaphysics that focuses on the characteristics of life Since Jim has a strong fascination with human existence, he has decided to major in ontology.
9679 Tomb a large, typically underground chamber used to bury the dead Because we had so many fallen, we had to bury them in a tomb where there was enough room for them all.
9680 Typhus any of various bacterial diseases caused by rickettsial bacteria that is transmitted by lice or fleas and causes a rash, severe fever and headache, and confusion Scientists think the great plague in 430 B.C. Athens was a typhus outbreak since many who died suffered from severe rashes and headaches.
9681 Aboard on board, into or within a ship or boat The stewardess welcomed everyone aboard and asked us to pay attention to what she had to say.
9682 Prevent to stop or thwart something from happening “The only true way to prevent being a teenage mother is abstinence,” Sarah’s mother warned her so she would not have sex with her boyfriend.
9683 Irrefragable not able to be disputed or disproved Though the fact that the world is round seems to be indisputable and irrefragable, some people are trying to prove that it is indeed flat.
9684 Fraudulent dishonest; based on fraud or deception The guy standing in front of me at the bank tried to cash a fraudulent check, which landed him in prison.
9685 Encircle encase or enclose around Police can’t determine what is happening on the sidewalk since the people tightly encircle the pair of fighters in the center.
9686 Encourage to give support and hope to someone in an effort to build their confidence Trying to encourage his troops to press on, the leader gave a moving speech to the discouraged men.
9687 Carefree easygoing and relaxed The carefree beach-bum skated through life without a worry or care.
9688 Blank empty or clear of any information or markings Staring at the blank paper, the confused student couldn’t think of what to write on the bare sheet.
9689 Biochemistry the branch of science concerned with the chemical and physicochemical processes that occur within living organisms Both genetics and cell biology are part of biochemistry since these branches investigate processes that occur within living things.
9690 Upset emotionally troubled or stressed News of her father’s death caused the girl to become very upset.
9691 Attempted tried to; made an effort Although she attempted to ski once on a dare, Felicity was too nervous to try it again.
9692 Knock to hit a surface in a noisy way You must knock loudly on the door when you go to grandmother’s house since she is hard of hearing.
9693 Hotel a place where travelers pay to sleep overnight While traveling overnight, the Deans became tired and decided to rent a room at an interstate hotel.
9694 Necromancy the act of communicating with spirits of deceased individuals When Maggie’s husband died, she visited a psychic who claimed she could use necromancy to talk to deceased persons.
9695 Scored gained ( a point, goal, etc.), especially in a competition The football player scored three touchdowns in one game, helping his team win over their rivals.
9696 Opine to give an opinion Rather than disagree with my husband in public, I waited until we got home to opine my thoughts on the subject.
9697 Core a center and usually main part of something compared to its surroundings Once the teacher was able to get to the core of the problem, the other information regarding the problem was really irrelevant.
9698 Olfactory pertaining to the smell sense Because my brother has straws in his nose, his olfactory sense is not picking up the odors coming from the kitchen.
9699 Moral turpitude a legal term that refers to behavior that goes against moral standards like honesty and justice The politician’s moral turpitude and dishonesty in court led him to be convicted of several felonies.
9700 Circuitous not said or done simply or clearly While John said his directions would get us home quickly, his route actually took us on a more circuitous path that led us miles out of the way.
9701 Detailed full; complete The police officer wrote a detailed report about the incident that included all of the particulars about the case.
9702 Scheme a sneaky plan The man’s scheme to rob the old lady was ruined when one of her neighbors caught him trying to break into her home.
9703 Overpower to take over or overwhelm something The scent of garlic began to overpower the kitchen and could be smelled all the way outside.
9704 Proved showed evidence to verify that a particular idea is true The DNA evidence proved that the man wasn’t the killer, so he was released from jail.
9705 Crackdown immediate stern measures; increased enforcement Police are hailing raids as part of a national crackdown on illegal drugs a success.
9706 Obelisk a 4-sided rectangular shaped column that comes to a triangular point at the top While touring Washington D.C. for the first time in my life, I identified the tall obelisk as the Washington Monument.
9707 Hard-headed unwilling to change one’s ideas or opinions Hannah’s hard-headed husband refused to accept help or even listen to anyone’s opinions when it came to fixing his vehicle.
9708 Ascertaining finding something out with certainty, usually through experimentation or examination The insurance adjuster’s deeper reviewing of the accident report has helped them in ascertaining the true cause of the car crash.
9709 Underside the bottom or lower side of a surface Although the top of the boat was still painted blue, the underside in the water had faded to white.
9710 Extortionate excessively expensive; outrageously high We wanted to see the Broadway show, but the extortionate ticket prices led us to choose a cheaper show.
9711 Infantry a group of soldiers that march and fight on foot The infantry marched into battle with their rifles on their back and a mission in their hearts.
9712 Ethical morally correct or acceptable It is important that police officers prove themselves to be ethical if they hope to really serve the community.
9713 Patient tolerating problems or irritation in an easygoing way When the truck seemed to be in an emergency, the patient driver of the car remained still for the truck to pass.
9714 Whelp a way to refer to a young man, generally in a disrespectful way Normally I’d tell my twelve year old son to stop being so excitable, but the whelp is still young, so I’ll let it slide.
9715 Backup a person or thing that assists or supports someone/something else The working mother is looking for a backup babysitter to watch her daughter on days her nanny cannot care for the child.
9716 Abatement reduction or weakening or something Natalie longed for the abatement of the screaming rock music from her brother’s band so she could focus on her homework.
9717 Faculty the teachers who work at a school or university Faculty pictures were included with the students in the school yearbook.
9718 Rattle to shake or clatter Aftershocks from the earthquake were strong enough to rattle the china in the kitchen cabinet.
9719 Uproar a situation in which many people are upset or angry Uproar over the art piece began after it was found to be a fake.
9720 Skein the V-formation that ducks and geese fly in when they are migrating Because they like to stick together when they are migrating for the winter, ducks and geese fly in a skein, which is a formation in the shape of a V.
9721 Acrocyanosis bluish or purple coloring of the hands and feet caused by slow circulation Because acrocyanosis was present in the patient’s hands, the doctor tried to figure out what could be causing the bluish coloring of her digits.
9722 Mindset an established set of attitudes and beliefs that someone holds A person’s mindset is often determined by how they have been raised and the experiences they have had, though the way they think can change over time.
9723 Actual Real or concrete Although there is actual proof that they existed, some still don’t believe in dinosaurs.
9724 Supervise to watch and oversee Each Sunday school teacher should supervise their class’s craft to ensure that it’s completed in time.
9725 Rarity infrequency; uncommonness It is a rarity to see my grandmother at family functions since she prefers to stay in the house most of the time.
9726 Monitored observed or watched over something The nurses monitored the patient’s vital signs, recording any change that they noticed during the night.
9727 Simony the act of selling church offices, roles, or religious pardons Simony was outlawed by a few kings as the selling of church roles was frowned upon by many.
9728 Volume the power of sound; how loud something is Because headphones play music directly into your ears, you should lower the volume of the music to avoid damaging your ear drums and your hearing.
9729 Outlier an outsider The scholarship student was treated as an outlier by her wealthy peers.
9730 Implicate to hint a person or object is responsible for something, often an illegal deed If the evidence is found, it will implicate the person behind the brutal act.
9731 Federation a united group made up of smaller divisions which are allowed to keep some independence in regards to internal affairs A federation of labor unions met to examine each association’s focus for the upcoming year.
9732 Craving an intense, almost irresistible urge for something. After a long day at work, John had a craving for a cold beer.
9733 Move move means relocate Instead of standing still in line, the children chose to dance and move the entire time.
9734 Atop on top of The papers sitting atop the CEO’s desk flew off as soon as he opened the window.
9735 Multitasking dealing with more than one task or activity at a time The secretary is a pro at multi-tasking and is able to handle several different office duties at one time.
9736 Tested checked; assessed The doctor tested the patient’s blood to check for issues with his platelets.
9737 Adulthood the state or condition of being fully grown or mature In the United States, a child reaches adulthood at the age of 18.
9738 Priority of most importance Although I like to go out and have a good time, working and paying bills is a priority over everything else.
9739 Latency the period of time that one component in a system is waiting for another component A system update allowed the system to run faster and reduced any latency or wait time.
9740 Accelerate to increase the motion or growth It was fun to watch the racecar accelerate from zero to one hundred and fifty miles per hour.
9741 Abstemious marked by moderation and holding back on indulgence Gerald was abstemious at dinner and only ate a little of the food on his plate.
9742 Abbreviated shortened Apparently our new textbook is the abbreviated version of the old one, but in actuality it is only fifty pages shorter than the original nine hundred.
9743 Version an alternative to the original. usually used to make a comparison She preferred the movie version of Les Miserables to the novel because it was much shorter.
9744 Encompassed to include or encompass something Emily’s job is encompassed by a wide range of tasks and responsibilities.
9745 Century a period of 100 consecutive years Our grandmother was born in the nineteenth century, which spanned from January 1st 1801 until December 31st 1900.
9746 Nitpick to fault find or point out minor problems in an irritating way The critical woman likes to nitpick and continually points out her husband’s flaws.
9747 Urgently in a way that requires quick action The telegram was sent urgently to quickly warn the other ship of the iceberg.
9748 Triumphant experiencing a feeling of success When John successfully passed his final exams, he was drained yet triumphant.
9749 Communicable referring to a disease that can be transmitted or given to others Any disease that can be transferred to another person, be it through touch, air travel, or blood, is considered communicable.
9750 Leviathan a person or thing that is humongous When the tiny teenager saw the leviathan he had to wrestle, he ran from the school gym.
9751 Inexperienced having little knowledge or practice The inexperienced truck driver’s lack of training caused him to crash into a tractor-trailer his first day on the job.
9752 Courtesan a prostitute to men of great wealth or power As the king’s mistress, the courtesan was one of the highest paid prostitutes in all of Europe.
9753 Sure certainty Sure, I can serve our guests their meal at the dinner theatre hosted by the local drama club.
9754 Seizure a sudden bout of illness, usually a stroke or epileptic attack in which one loses control of their body By the way Bill was convulsing on the floor with seemingly no control or intent, it was safe to assume that he was having a seizure.
9755 Ligature something used to tie or stitch something tightly Serving as a ligature, the nurse wound the cloth around the man’s wound.
9756 Disturbance an interruption or distraction that takes away peace or focus Causing a disturbance in the street, the protesters screamed loudly, shouting as they raised their picket signs.
9757 Objectionable insulting or upsetting actions or behaviors Since there was objectionable content in the movie, the teenager’s mother refused to let her daughter see the movie with her friends.
9758 Isolationism a rule of seclusion followed by a group or nation that chooses not to interact with other sects or countries Because of the rules of isolationism members of the sect were only allowed to interact with people of their community.
9759 Pavilion a constructed shelter used for certain reasons As the torrential downpour interrupted our picnic, the family sought shelter at the pavilion nearby.
9760 Punishment a penalty that is imposed after a crime or offense has been committed The only punishment that seemed to change the child’s behavior was having to walk laps at recess.
9761 Stingy lacking generosity or the capacity to spend money Ebenezer Scrooge valued money more than friendship and because of his stingy habit of hording money and refusing to help those in need, he had no true friends.
9762 Captivate to catch and hold someone’s attention; mesmerize When the model walked down the street, she seemed to captivate every man who saw her.
9763 Enforced made people follow a law or rule The teacher enforced her ‘no cheating’ policy and gave failing grades to those who copied each other’s tests.
9764 Citizen a legally recognized resident of a city, state, or town The path to becoming a citizen is a long one for illegal residents or those who have previously committed crimes.
9765 Dislocate disturb the normal position of something, especially a bone in a joint The doctor checked to make sure that the patient didn’t dislocate his shoulder from its normal position after he fell off the monkey bars at school.
9766 Superlative exceptionally good; excellent She was a superlative student, getting nearly perfect grades on every assignment.
9767 Perch to settle or land on a raised area or site The birds commonly perch on the strong cable wire before diving down to the ground below.
9768 Graffiti writing or images drawn somewhere in public (usually on a wall) without permission Local gangs covered the train cars with graffiti symbols representing their cliques.
9769 Getup an outfit or ensemble The actor dressed in a cowboy getup and prepared to play his role as a sharpshooter from the Wild Wild West.
9770 Pit a large hole in the ground He fell into a pit that was over fifty feet deep.
9771 True-blue someone who is honest, loyal, and genuine After most of his teammates betrayed him, he knew those who stuck by his side were his true-blue friends.
9772 Slanderous (of a statement) false but still damaging to a person’s good reputation The newspaper’s slanderous statements about the celebrity caused people to think that she was a drug addict when she had never even used meth.
9773 Bouillon a brothlike-stew made by boiling meat and vegetables in water Before serving the bullion to her dinner guests, mother threw a few more pieces of shrimp into the pot for good measure.
9774 Passionately to be done with great feeling and reaction After acquiring her great singing gig, Annette sang passionately to the large audience in the Grand Theater.
9775 Mainstream considered ordinary or usual by most people The song is popular with pop fans who listen to mainstream music.
9776 Presume to suppose something to be true without proof The professor was quick to presume that the student did not do his homework since he hadn’t all year.
9777 Sleek smooth and glossy After pulling her hair into a sleek ponytail, Lauren brushed each strand until they were smooth.
9778 Devastation great damage and destruction Causing great devastation, the tsunami swept through the city and swallowed it whole.
9779 Parse deconstruct a sentence or word and explain its parts In order to diagram sentences, the students were required to parse the sentence into the correct parts of speech.
9780 Favorable positive; showing approval Favorable weather conditions brought both tourists and locals to the beach.
9781 Passé out of fashion; no longer trendy Why would the young man wear a passé outfit that went out of style two years ago?
9782 Ethnicity the common characteristics of a group of people, especially regarding ancestry, culture, language or national experiences Because of my Asian ethnicity, most people expect me to eat with chopsticks.
9783 Resolve to fix an issue or problem The air conditioning unit will not work until the maintenance man can resolve the problem.
9784 Attendant one whose job it is to attend to the needs of others A bathroom attendant was hired by the fancy hotel to keep their restrooms clean and stocked with everything the guests needed.
9785 Need to want something due to it being vital or necessary Flowers need sunlight and water in order to grow or they will shortly die without it.
9786 Bummer something that is disappointing Not getting the job was a bit of a bummer, but I’m hopeful that I will snag one soon.
9787 Peccable likely to do wicked or wrong things Judge Smith already knew the peccable ways of the defendant since he had been before the judge over twenty times.
9788 Damnation the act of something being doomed When the criminal was sentenced to death, the life of the criminal would lead to his damnation.
9789 Unconscious comatose and unaware of what is going on I was unconscious during the surgery and didn’t have any idea what had happened until I woke up.
9790 Revealing disclosing or making something known The politician was angry at the magazine for revealing his secret affair to the world and decided to sue them for invading his privacy.
9791 Inspire to excite and encourage The writer loved to inspire others with his uplifting poems.
9792 Onerous involving great effort and difficulty Taking care of the puppy is an onerous task.
9793 Vocation the job a person holds or would like to hold At an early age, Frank knew his chosen vocation was to be a priest so he could minister to others.
9794 Withhold to keep something from someone If you withhold information from the judge, you could get thrown in jail for not telling all of the truth.
9795 Passion an intense liking and desire for something Even though most of the man’s friends called him cheap, he just had a strong passion to save as much money as he could.
9796 Equivalent on par or equal to Carl is a cocky home cook who swears his hamburger is equivalent to a steak at a fine restaurant.
9797 Epitome an example that represents or expresses something very well Because our mayor is the epitome of a good citizen, he has been in office for over ten years.
9798 Retentive able to remember facts and other information Jason has a retentive memory and never fails to recall the names of his three hundred employees.
9799 Bombinate to make a buzzing or humming sound After breaking down, the humming machine began to bombinate even louder than before.
9800 Foolishness silliness or idiocy Due to Ben’s foolishness of playing before a big test, it was not surprising that he failed the big test.
9801 Unforeseen unexpected; sudden An unforeseen storm approached and surprised the weathermen who had not called for rain.
9802 Maven an expert or connoisseur Because he is such a food maven, the expert chef’s recipes are coveted by up-and-coming cooks all over the world.
9803 State Of The Art at the highest level of development; cutting-edge My parents bought me a used desktop computer when I wanted a brand new, state of the art laptop.
9804 Infect to poison or taint with a virus element or bacteria Children are always told to wash their hands because germs can easily be picked up from surfaces and infect them with a sickness.
9805 Baleful hinting at possible harm or danger With a baleful stare, the gang member pointed his gun at the unarmed police officer.
9806 Insurrection an organized uprising against an authoritative body During the insurrection, several convicts held a prison doctor hostage.
9807 Afebrile having no fever Garry worried that his girl was running a fever, but the doctor assured him that she was afebrile.
9808 Unsafe dangerous; risky Moving into the unsafe neighborhood required the renters to get both a gun and a security system.
9809 Province a region within a country Province leaders insist that the new energy plant will bring 3,000 jobs to the region within five years.
9810 Reopen renew or to start again The restaurant would reopen in the next few days so they could service the citizens of the city that had just endured a hurricane.
9811 Align line up; straighten Every afternoon, the teacher has to align the desks that her students have pushed out of place.
9812 Provost the senior administrative officer in a college or university The provost at my college is in charge of all administrative functions, being the senior administrative officer there.
9813 Blameless free of blame or innocent of wrongdoing Many blameless individuals have been wrongly imprisoned or punished due to an improper trial or coincidental evidence.
9814 Immovable unable to be moved The bumbling robbers became quickly aware that the ATM machine was securely fixed to an immovable wall so that it could not be taken.
9815 Elucidate to make clear or easy to understand To make life easy for my math students, I go out of my way to elucidate the complex problems before each test.
9816 Innards the internal organs of a human or animal After removing the innards, the taxidermist began the task of producing a life-like display of the bear.
9817 Refutable something that can be proved wrong or erroneous The solid theory is not refutable by any disproving scientific evidence.
9818 Rate charge or fee My attorney’s rate is much higher than other lawyers because of his excellent reputation and years of experience.
9819 Mutualism a connection between two plants or animals where each of them profits from the connection Since the bird would scare off the flies on the horse and the horse would protect the bird, this mutualism lasted for many years between these two animals.
9820 Felled to have descended onto a surface As the tree felled across the forest, the lumberjacks would move to the next tree and start the process over again.
9821 Raspy hoarse or harsh, usually in regards to a person’s voice My sore throat made my voice sound raspy to my friends, who knew I was sick the moment they heard my hoarse words.
9822 Development the process of growing and becoming larger or more advanced The plant’s development moved from a small seed to a blooming flower.
9823 Criminalize to corrupt or make something against the law Ever since the protests turned violent, lawmakers have decided to criminalize any protests so that they would jail any protesters.
9824 AWOL away from military duties without permission The military base put out an alert for the AWOL soldier who was away without permission.
9825 Trample to crush, disfigure, maim, etc., by walking or running over something The girl walked lightly through the garden, carefully watching her feet so that she didn’t trample the beautiful flowers.
9826 Hypothesize to come up with an educated guess based on prior knowledge or statistics Scientists hypothesize that the Big Bang Theory was not actually caused by a giant meteor but ozone depletion.
9827 Enigma someone or something that is mysterious and difficult to understand Sadly, the little girl’s disappearance continues to be an enigma.
9828 Caricature a picture of someone in which their features have been exaggerated for humorous effect The picture of the president is not a caricature because it does not distort his facial features.
9829 Puff a small cloud of air, smoke, or vapor Children love to let out a puff of breath in the winter because it creates a tiny cloud.
9830 Defendant person prosecuted or sued The plaintiff sued the defendant for damages.
9831 Détente a relaxing of tension, especially between countries The prolonged détente between the warring neighbors allowed us to cross the border without fear of being arrested.
9832 Tireless determined and unrelenting While bouncing around, the tireless toddler seemed like he could continue to run around without stopping all day.
9833 Queasy feeling sick and nauseated As the boat began to pick up speed, a few of the ship’s passengers began to feel queasy from the motion.
9834 Mirror Image a person or thing that closely looks like someone or something else Amber is a mirror image of her mother and looks just like her mom did when she was young.
9835 Bathos a sudden change in a style of writing or speech that involves going from a complex or elaborate form to a trivial one, either in topic or wording With a great deal of bathos, Lenny went from proclaiming his innocence to confessing he’d eaten the last slice of pumpkin pie.
9836 Ingest to eat or drink something by swallowing or by taking it through the skin Trained assassins and military personnel used to hide cyanide pills on their back teeth so that in the event of capture, they could bite down and ingest the poison quick enough to die.
9837 Openness the act of being exposed Most people today want an openness in the house so that the living room, dining room and kitchen are unrestricted from each other.
9838 Preppy relating to a young person from a wealthy family who goes to a costly school and who wears expensive, tidy clothes Most of the rich kids from Laguna Beach go to a preppy boarding school instead of a public institution.
9839 Removed took away from a specific position or place The dentist removed several teeth from the patient’s mouth to fix the overcrowding.
9840 Cud partially digested food that returns to the mouth of ruminating animals (i.e., cows) from the stomach for second chewing Because it’s a ruminant animal, the cud-chewing cow regurgitates its food just to chomp on it again.
9841 Transcendent surpassing the ordinary; exceptional To many, a god is a transcendent being who has powers that exceed those of mere mortals.
9842 Totem a natural object or animal a society adopts as an emblem because they believe it has spiritual significance In Native American society, the Eagle is a very powerful totem, a symbol of great spiritual significance.
9843 Wept to cry bitterly Having just learned that her son had been killed in the line of duty, the woman felt to her knees and wept, streaking her face with tears.
9844 Infantile pertaining to infants Two adults began to squabble in a most infantile way, displaying behavior that was very inappropriate for their age.
9845 Unified made into one The couple made a unified decision to buy the house they both liked the best.
9846 Neurology the branch of medicine that deals with the nervous system and the diseases that affect it The physician decided to specialize in neurology since the study of the central nervous system piqued her interest.
9847 Tangled twisted in a matted or untidy manner Because she didn’t wash or comb her hair for several weeks, the depressed woman’s locks were a tangled mess.
9848 Wholeheartedly fully; without reserve Although Hazel is halfhearted about our relationship, I am in it wholeheartedly, without any reservations.
9849 Lest out of fear something will happen It is best to carry your medicines and valuables on the airplane with you, lest your checked bags get lost and you lose important items.
9850 Bury to cover completely, typically with dirt or some other earthy substance as an act of hiding or putting to rest Dogs like to bury their bones and toys in the yard.
9851 Demolish to destroy something, usually by tearing it down Protesters chained themselves to the old church in an attempt to stop the construction crew from being able to demolish it.
9852 Egoist someone who boasts or shows off Ms. Thompson recognized the egoist in her classroom because the little boy constantly told her that his dad was rich and would buy him anything he wanted.
9853 Missive a written note While sitting in class, Greg asked his classmate to pass a love missive to his dream girl.
9854 Tacit implied but not directly stated Although no words were spoken, our nods represented our tacit agreement to a cease fire.
9855 Correlate having a shared connection in which one factor influences another Studies show intelligence is unique to each person and does not correlate to a specific race or gender.
9856 Swamp to overwhelm with something I wish the teacher wouldn’t swamp us with so much homework.
9857 Port a harbor where boats dock That is a popular port where merchandise can enter or leave.
9858 Complication a difficulty or problem The surgery was completed with only one complication and that difficulty was quickly overcome.
9859 Rife in a great quantity During the last economic crisis, the unemployment office was so rife with people that additional chairs were brought into the building.
9860 Cretin an offensive term that is used to describe a person as stupid The villain was a real cretin, evil enough to try to blow up the world but not smart enough to do it.
9861 Indignant angry because of an unfair situation or someone’s unfair behavior If I’m indignant, it’s because you threw that book at me!
9862 Deify to worship someone, treating them as if they were a God The people seemed to deify their leader, worshiping him as if he was the Earth’s creator.
9863 Deposition the rejection of an individual from an office After the deposition of the president, the vice-president was asked to lead the country.
9864 Uninhabited having no people living there Jaco Island is uninhabited because the locals think it is sacred land that no one should live on.
9865 Meaningless having no value or worth, pointless Trying to empty the ocean by using a bucket to take water out of it is an entirely meaningless task that will never accomplish anything.
9866 Elevenses a short break taken for light refreshment (such as a snack) taken around eleven o’clock My coworkers enjoy chips for elevenses, but I prefer eating pretzels while on morning break.
9867 Travesty a false or distorted representation of something, usually of something serious It would be a travesty of justice to put an innocent man in jail.
9868 Concoct to make something using cleverness or ability My mother is a talented chef who can concoct a gourmet meal out of sandwich meats.
9869 Monotheistic related to the belief that there is only one God Although some Native American sects were monotheistic, most ancient tribes worshiped nature or various divinities.
9870 Hedonist a person who considers the pursuit of pleasure the most important thing in life My neighbor is a hedonist who likes to party all night.
9871 Deft skillful and clever The deft musician was able to play the harmonica and the piano at the same time.
9872 Constitutes equals something Your decision to ignore the orders of your commander to attack constitutes insubordination and cowardice.
9873 Utensil a tool with a particular use, especially in a kitchen or house The only thing needed to seal the deal is a writing utensil to sign the check.
9874 Observation that which is noticed by observing or listening During our observation, we watched the solution change colors.
9875 Pervasive capable of affecting or influencing everything The media’s pervasive coverage of the epidemic has most of the country living in fear.
9876 Intent the purpose or reason for doing something When you walked in the store was it your intent to harm the salesclerk?
9877 Vasoconstriction the shrinking of blood vessels that often inhibits proper circulation and increases blood pressure In blistering cold environments, vasoconstriction of the veins causes blood flow to move to the center of the body and reduces odds of freezing to death.
9878 Eutrophication the process of intense vegetation growth in a body of water caused by massive nutrient inflow from runoff The eutrophication process kills most animals in a body of water because all of the plants that grow there steal all of the oxygen.
9879 Liking taste or fondness Nina has a liking for bright orange clothes, something I really can’t understand no matter how hard I try.
9880 Possessing owning; having The owner of the vehicle was charged with possessing several different drugs after officers found them in the trunk of the car.
9881 Nappy a derogatory term used to describe hair that is short and tightly coiled The bully teased curly-haired Tasha for being nappy headed since she didn’t have straight locks like the other girls.
9882 Devout very religious or strongly committed to a belief or cause On Black Friday, the devout shoppers begin their day at 3 a.m. and tackle every big bargain in town.
9883 Toothsome tasty and delicious The toothsome gumbo is the most delicious dish included on the café’s menu.
9884 Immediacy being immediate or urgent The manic man talks with immediacy as if his words are being driven by a motor.
9885 Recognized identified something or someone Although she couldn’t see her around the corner, Finley recognized her mother’s voice right away.
9886 Uncontrollable wild and unable to be tamed or controlled Lashing out at everyone he is close to, Alex was rarely able to reign in his uncontrollable temper.
9887 Synecdoche a figure of speech in which a part is used for the whole or the whole for a part, the special for the general or the general for the special, as in ten sail for ten ships or a Croesus for a rich man A synecdoche is often used in classical literature as a form of symbolism that references a group by using a single noun.
9888 Williwaw a suddenly violent, gust of cold wind blowing down from mountain coast towards the sea A strong williwaw blew in from the coast and shipwrecked a vessel trying to make its way around the Cape Horn.
9889 Formation a military arrangement of troops or vehicles The fighter jets flew in an arrow formation so they had enough space between them to maneuver if an emergency arose while in-flight.
9890 Seminar a training session usually lasting a few hours Debbie and Lila only have enough time to attend the seminar on flipping houses instead of the detailed two-day workshop on the same topic.
9891 Summative refers to something that is the product of things being added together The summative essay was given to the students after several different build-up lessons were completed.
9892 Amount the total number or quantity A large amount of ducks in the area will leave here and fly south for the winter.
9893 Automatic something that is automated, or acts of its own accord without conscious effort or input A car with an automatic transmission will shift gears appropriately while driving, without any input from the driver themselves.
9894 Prescient having or showing knowledge of events before they take place The psychic’s predictions were uncannily prescient and ended up proving true a few weeks later.
9895 Courtliness having the mannerisms or attributes befitting someone of high breeding; elegance, good taste, and/or manners The courtliness of the ballroom could be found in the elegant chandeliers, expensive curtains, and gold fixtures.
9896 Thresh to detach a seed or useless part of the crop from the rest of the flower or crop As soon as the farmers thresh their crops, they will usually replant the seeds on their new land.
9897 Courtship a period in which a couple develops their romantic relationship The courtship between Romeo and Juliet was dramatic, but the speed at which they fell in tragic love was a bit ridiculous.
9898 Stigmata plural form of stigma, denoting multiple physical or symbolic forms of disgrace which mar an individual’s reputation In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne is forced to wear red ‘A’’s on her clothes as stigmata.
9899 Aquifer a rock deposit that bears water and is under the ground Several people became ill after drinking water from the aquifer located under the chemical plant.
9900 Pond a small body of water that is usually shallow Every Sunday without fail, the boy and his father would go fishing in the pond located behind their house.
9901 Petulance characterized by being bad-tempered and unreasonable, especially because you cannot do or have what you want After getting a shot, the infant showed increased signs of petulance and would not stop crying.
9902 Promenade a walk taken for pleasure, display, or exercise; a stroll My date and I went for a promenade in the park.
9903 Touching arousing strong emotions At Aunt Mel’s funeral, the pastor gave a touching eulogy that moved most of the mourners to tears.
9904 Goop a semi-liquid substance that is sticky and gooey The mother rubbed the sticky goop from her toddler’s eye while he was suffering from a cold.
9905 Social construct an ideal or system that exists only because humans have put it in place The notion that women were incapable of performing some of the same jobs as men was a social construct, with no real basis in reality.
9906 Aneurysm an abnormal blood-filled bulge of a blood vessel and especially an artery resulting from weakening as from disease of the vessel wall During a brain aneurysm, an artery fills with blood and blows up like a balloon before leaking blood into the brain.
9907 Alumnus an individual who graduated from or took classes at a specific university, school, or college As part of his last will and testament, the wealthy alumnus left his fortune to the university from which he graduated.
9908 Liberty the freedom to do and act as one pleases Fighting for their liberty, the men could not wait to be free from the King of England.
9909 Subsume to include or absorb something or someone into a larger group Some think that Taiwan should fully subsume into China, but many of the Taiwanese are dead set on preserving their independence.
9910 Disclosure the act of revealing something; making known There is urgency in the plaintiff gaining full disclosure of all relevant documents.
9911 Peddler an individual who moves from location to location selling things As a teenager, I worked as a peddler selling magazines door-to-door.
9912 Unfortunate used to describe an unlucky or ill-time situation or person The unfortunate woman seemed jinxed as she happened to step in front of the window right when a car ploughed through it.
9913 Ad hominem aimed towards a person’s character rather than their argument or stance During the debate, the politician’s ad hominem attack went after his opponent’s hair and makeup instead of her policies.
9914 Tantivy at top speed As she sped tantivy through the streets, the driver hoped that he would be able to make his meeting on time.
9915 Beckon to motion for an individual to come closer Because I was hungry, the restaurant seemed to beckon to me.
9916 Whispered said in a quiet voice that could barely be heard The children whispered low enough that the teacher wasn’t able to hear them talking in class.
9917 Laugh to make the sounds and movements of the face and body that express happiness The children began to laugh and giggle as the clown performed goofy tricks for them.
9918 Promiscuous having many different sexual partners His promiscuous behavior earned him the title of a lady’s man.
9919 Variable capable of changing With this variable weather, it can be hot today and cold tomorrow.
9920 Carrion flesh of a deceased animal We could smell the carrion left by hunters even before we stumbled upon it during our trek up the mountain.
9921 Unconducive not favorable or not encouraging Constant moving around can make a classroom unconducive for taking test.
9922 Exonerated to declare someone not guilty of criminal charges After being exonerated, the death row inmate was freed from his jail cell.
9923 Accidentally by accident; not intentionally The toddler accidentally spilled her juice when she wobbled into the table.
9924 Impermanence the state of being temporary The impermanence of the new the car’s smell caused the woman to buy air fresheners.
9925 Prig a deeply religious person who holds others to a high moral standard in a self-righteous and prudish way The pompous prig silently judged all of the other church members from his pew.
9926 Urn a vase that is used to hold the ashes of a body that was cremated After my grandpa was cremated, his ashes were placed in a floral urn for safe keeping.
9927 Antigen a toxin or foreign substance that causes the body to produce antibodies After many tests were conducted, it was discovered that he carried the antigen for a genetic disorder.
9928 Trainwreck a disastrous or devastating situation that ends in ruin This football season was an utter trainwreck and ended disastrously for the losing team.
9929 Impenitent unapologetic; remorseless Even after being sentenced to life in prison, the impenitent man was not sorry for his crimes.
9930 Exasperation a strong degree of annoyance or irritation After waiting forever at the drive-thru window, I threw my hands up in exasperation and drove away without paying for my food.
9931 Thereby thus; in doing so The wife offered a heartfelt apology, thereby saving her marriage.
9932 Acquittance a written receipt denoting the settlement of a fine or debt I cannot prove that I no longer owe any debt until I get an acquittance from the bank that I borrowed money from.
9933 Polarization the act of separating or making people split into two groups with opposite opinions or positions Polarization between the husband and wife’s financial spending was caused by differences in opinion on saving.
9934 Cause to make something happen The police could not figure out what would cause the friendly woman to kill her neighbor and then herself.
9935 Emphatically firmly When my husband and I married, we agreed emphatically to stay together forever.
9936 Coronary relating to the blood vessels around the heart The biology teacher showed her students a video of the heart and how blood flows through the coronary veins of the circulatory system.
9937 Relied depended on; trusted Grace relied on her mother for support, so when the woman died, she felt as if she had no one to depend on.
9938 Weighed assessed the importance of something, usually to make a decision When looking for a car, the buyer weighed all of her options and chose the best fit for her family.
9939 Impurity something that is unclean or has the ability to contaminate something else The thought of an impurity being found in the water worried the overly cautious woman.
9940 Grandstand a covered seating area typically in a sports arena The NASCAR enthusiasts peered from the shaded grandstand and watched the cars speed around the track.
9941 Keen strong or highly developed His keen sense of observation allowed him to notice that his keys were not where he had left them.
9942 Debate a discussion of a particular subject in which people express different opinions My philosophical friends and I loved to debate art and music over coffee.
9943 Adverse negative, harmful, or unpleasant Jim’s adverse reaction to the drug was so intense that we rushed him to the hospital.
9944 Desiccated dried out; lifeless The professional soccer player became desiccated after being in a car accident that left him in a coma.
9945 Nutcase a person who acts very crazy or foolish Because he continued to act like a nutcase, the police were called on the ranting driver raving in the street.
9946 Natural resources materials or substances such as minerals, forests, water, and fertile land that occur in nature and can be used for economic gain According to the Environmental Protection Agency, last year humans consumed many more natural resources that the earth could renew.
9947 Vivaciously done is a lively or spirited way Dancing vivaciously across the stage, the energetic dancer attracted the attention of all of the crowd.
9948 Scale an instrument used to measure the weight of something A scale was used to measure how many pounds each wooden block is.
9949 Completion to be at the end of something After the completion of his last class in high school, Thomas will graduate from high school and go on to college.
9950 Appertaining relating to concerning The concerned parent wanted to schedule a conference with her son’s math teacher appertaining his grades.
9951 Disposed threw out; discarded After the dinner party was over, the clean-up crew disposed of the trash and half-eaten plates of food.
9952 Glare A fierce and angry stare Giving off a killer stare, the icy inmate refused to let up his glare.
9953 Globetrotter a person who travels internationally very often A famous globetrotter, Ernest Hemmingway, told stories of visiting many distant places including Cuba, Spain, and even Paris.
9954 Illiterate incapable of writing and reading The illiterate man could not complete the job application.
9955 Revolting gross or offensive Everyone knew the revolting truth when the news announced the arrest of the teenage boy who hit a special needs student at school.
9956 Befuddled puzzled; baffled Even with my professor’s help, I was still befuddled by the complicated chemistry formula.
9957 Ingenious extremely intelligent; related to stroke of genius With how skilled my chess opponent was, it would take an ingenious strategy to defeat him, and a fair amount of luck.
9958 Scholar a highly educated person who attends school and studies As a lifelong scholar, the specialist spent most of his years buried in academic studies.
9959 Seductive tempting; alluring Seductive plates full of scrumptious shrimp and mouthwatering steak made the guests mouth water.
9960 Arrived reached a place or stage Set staff was irritated that the always late actress arrived on scene two hours after everyone else.
9961 Ironically referring to something being unexpected or ironic Ironically my boyfriend and I married at an early age despite our parents’ attempts to separate us.
9962 Handled taken care of There was an accident on the road today, but the police had it handled within an hour of it occurring.
9963 Superstardom the state of being very famous and successful The arrogant rapper loves superstardom and has spent his whole life trying to become rich and famous.
9964 Sensibly in a way that is practical or rational Sarah spends her money sensibly and doesn’t blow it on frivolous purchases or things she doesn’t need.
9965 Rectangle a quadrilateral made up of four straight lines and four right angles The pizza maker used dough to form another rectangle and stacked each crust in a quadrilateral pan.
9966 Distinctive specifying as unique, special or characteristic The only distinctive quality of this job candidate was his ability to speak to clients calmly because his clerical skills were a mess.
9967 Quadrilateral Four-sided The quadrilateral shaped garden contained a different vegetable in each of the four quadrants.
9968 Ballot a piece of paper or sheet on which a voter marks his or her choice Because the election fell on his 18th birthday, Aiden was finally able to cast a ballot for president of the United States.
9969 Monumental important; significant A monumental and historic decision was made by the Supreme Court regarding marriage rights.
9970 Meter the basic unit of length in the metric system A metric ruler was used to measure the shelf to the nearest meter.
9971 Recede to go back If you look closely at George’s hair, you can see where his hairline has started to recede.
9972 Control to influence or direct people’s behavior The overbearing mother liked to control her children’s behavior and wouldn’t let them do anything without her permission.
9973 Perplexing confusing or strange It is very perplexing that some people still believe things that were irrefutably disproven, such as the shape of the Earth being flat.
9974 Retired stopped working/being employed permanently After thirty years on the police force, the seasoned officer retired and spent his days fishing instead of fighting crime.
9975 Reaffirm to state something again By transferring to the Middletown Baptist Church, I had to reaffirm my faith in front of the congregation.
9976 Interference a disruption between two or more things that most likely causes the action to stop I didn’t know if Ms. Smith would believe my excuse, but I really couldn’t access the internet since there was an interference with the connection.
9977 Pandemic an illness or disease happening over a broad area If people do not observe proper hygiene by washing their hands often, the flu pandemic could distress millions of individuals.
9978 Ion a cluster of atoms or a single atom carrying an electrical charge Since the atom has acquired an electric charge, it is now referred to as an ion.
9979 Recognise another form of the verb recognize, meaning to identify something or someone Janet was wearing so much makeup when we saw her at the pub; we almost didn’t recognise her.
9980 Peremptory used to describe an order, command, etc., that you must obey without any questions or excuses In a peremptory tone, the flight attendant told the passenger to either fasten his seatbelt or get off the plane.
9981 Effortless without effort I slave for hours at a time doing geometry homework as my brother works the same problems in his head in an effortless ten minutes and walks calmly away.
9982 Crucible a tough trial or test Finding a nice affordable apartment is quite a crucible in this expensive town.
9983 Dissimilar not alike; having nothing in common Although they have the same parents, the brother and sister are dissimilar in look and personality.
9984 Bloodthirsty describing someone eager to kill Serial killers are bloodthirsty criminals whose only goal is to kill as many people as they can.
9985 Sanctity the condition of being holy or having great value According to many religions, it is a sin to terminate the sanctity of the marriage vows.
9986 Vacationer someone out of town on a special trip The vacationer spent most of her summer trip to Miami on the beach relaxing.
9987 Simmer to cook slowly below boiling temperatures The thick pasta sauce splattered all over the stove because it was meant to simmer, not boil!
9988 Suspected thought or believed that something was true The teacher suspected that the students had cheated on the test but had no proof to back up her hunch.
9989 Recrimination an accusation made against an accuser When the politician heard of his rival’s accusation, he made a recrimination as a form of retaliation.
9990 Present here, in a particular place The student called out “present” to let his teacher know that he was in the classroom.
9991 Apprenticeship job training that involves working for an expert to learn a particular trade James took a culinary apprenticeship to learn the skills necessary to become a chef.
9992 Blow a setback or misfortune The loss of her job during layoffs came as huge blow to the seasoned employee.
9993 Partisan prejudiced in favor of a particular cause Because of your partisan views, you are unwilling to look at other options.
9994 Rip to tear or pull something quickly If you quickly rip off the band-aid, it won’t hurt as bad as if you pull it slowly.
9995 Laryngoscope a medical instrument specifically used to examine the human larynx Because my voice was hoarse, the doctor had to use a laryngoscope to see if there was anything wrong with my larynx.
9996 Pertinacious firm on achieving a task The pertinacious girl would not stop trying to sell cookies to the toothless man.
9997 Direct to cause someone or something to move in a specific way or direction The stage manager began to direct the actors on where to stand on stage.
9998 Neighbor a person who resides nearby While baking a cake, I needed to ask my neighbor for sugar since I had just run out.
9999 Silly goofy and playful The children played silly games on the playground and laughed at each other’s funny antics.
10000 Tucked pushed or folded the edges of something inward The maid quickly tucked in the sheets and made up the bed before moving on to the next project.
  1. What are daily use English words with meaning? Answer: Daily use English words with meaning are fundamental expressions like “hello,” “thank you,” and “please” that are regularly used in communication.

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