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The Most Useful Daily Use English Words With Meaning. Part 14

  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.
13001 Profundity words that express deep reflection or insight Even though Chuck thought he was making some deep statements, he was too drunk to express any profundity.
13002 Magnified enlarged; increased in size The round glass magnified the small ant so that it could be viewed much more clearly.
13003 Flipside the opposite, usually less popular side of something Gina doesn’t like taking the math class, but on the flipside, she couldn’t graduate without the course.
13004 Tongue the muscular organ in the mouth that is used for tasting, swallowing, and articulating speech in the case of humans If you want to know what a lollipop tastes like, you will have to lick it with your tongue to find out.
13005 Manifestation the process of making something evident or obvious Barney wore the temporary neck brace at his worker’s compensation hearing to show the manifestation of his disability.
13006 Thrilling exciting and inspiring The roller coaster ride was thrilling because every rider had a smile on their face and was screaming with delight.
13007 Tousle to put into disorder The blowing wind began to tousle the woman’s hair into a tangled mess.
13008 Resourceful able to overcome difficulties or to cleverly make do with what is available to create a solution The more resourceful you are, the better able you are to deal with unexpected situations.
13009 Encountered to have come into contact with something, generally unfavorable and unexpected The soldiers encountered stiff resistance in the town, but they managed to defeat the enemy and continue advancing.
13010 Accretion act of increasing by natural growth The accretion of traffic accidents and drunk driving was attributed to the opening of the new downtown mall.
13011 Bequest property or money gifted after an individual’s death With the bequest from the deceased billionaire, the school was able to build a new dormitory.
13012 Totalitarianism a type of government system using tyranny and dictatorship As North Koreans continue to be governed in a totalitarianism, they will suffer by the hands of a cruel and controlling leader.
13013 Sleazy shabby, dishonest, immoral The sleazy salesman would make up anything to sell his product.
13014 Thought an idea or opinion that is created in the mind The thought of working out crossed Darren’s mind, but he decided to skip the gym today.
13015 Magniloquence use of grand or wordy speech to say something simple The orator’s display of magniloquence confused the listeners.
13016 Hissed made a sharp sound that sounds like the letter s As hot water seeped out of the pipe, it hissed and fizzled until the repairman was able to stop the leak.
13017 Serpent a snake The little girl screamed as the serpent slithered past her leg.
13018 Shameful causing disgrace or embarrassment Dumping 18 billion gallons of highly toxic chemicals into the Ecuadorean Amazon was one of the many shameful things that Chevron has done.
13019 Petulant to describe a person or behavior that is irritable, especially in a childish way He was a petulant child who was aggravated by the smallest things.
13020 Sake done for a reason, explanation, or advantage The mother sacrificed her livelihood and lifestyle by devoting all of her time and energy for the sake of her children.
13021 Alarm a signal used to warn someone of something or gain their attention Every morning at 5 A.M., Peter’s alarm sounds to let him know it’s time for work.
13022 Hold to grip or clutch something Small children will often ask their parents to hold their possessions, so that they can go and play while their stuff is in a safe place.
13023 Exceed to surpass what is expected If I am going to make the basketball team at 5 feet tall, I knew I would have to exceed the coach’s expectations during try-outs.
13024 Magma rock that is hot and in a liquid form beneath the Earth’s surface The magma that comes from the ground during a volcanic eruption is referred to as lava.
13025 Boycott to stop using a product or stop buying from a store on purpose A group of Hispanic men are holding a boycott by refusing to work in establishments that will not pay them legal wages.
13026 Atom the smallest portion of an element that contains the chemical traits of the element Water consists of two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom.
13027 Pragmatism the ways of being sensible and reasonable Doing your homework every night and studying for tests are showing pragmatism towards someone’s education.
13028 Grant to consent to provide something that was asked for Since the couple proved they had been working full-time for the past three years and had limited bills, the bank decided to grant them a house loan.
13029 Perturbed worried or disturbed by something There is nothing that makes me more perturbed than being stuck on an airplane with a screaming baby.
13030 Clueless unaware; having no knowledge Clueless about how to fix the flat, the confused woman called someone who knew about changing tires.
13031 Enchantress a woman who uses magic or sorcery to put someone under a spell Circe, a legendary Greek enchantress, used supernatural potions and herbs to transform her enemies into wild beasts.
13032 Imprecise lacking exactness or accuracy The imprecise archer didn’t manage to land a bullseye with a single arrow throughout the whole tournament.
13033 Impersonally remaining neutral and not showing feelings or personality Cookout invitations were sent out impersonally through a group text.
13034 Jaundiced tending to dislike, criticize, or resent something Because she always received terrible customer service, my grandmother was jaundiced against the company.
13035 Indulgent A person who gives others permission and gifts regardless of the consequences My indulgent parents give me everything I want.
13036 Elitist one considered superior in intellect, talent, power, wealth, or position in society The elitist school only allowed the most intellectually and academically advanced students entrance into its exclusive programs.
13037 Acquiescence reluctant acceptance of something without argument or protest Although she didn’t want to wash the dishes, the obedient girl began to run the water in silent acquiescence.
13038 Pay to give to a person what is due, as for goods and services Barbara reminded her husband to pay the property tax soon or we will be charged a penalty.
13039 Veneration great respect or awe for another The parishioner’s veneration for her priest came off as not only respect but also blind devotion.
13040 Tend to be liable or susceptible to Forests tend to be more vulnerable to fires during the summer, when most of the underbrush is dry and more combustible.
13041 Diarrhea a gastrointestinal disorder characterized by frequent and very fluid or watery bowel movements Tammy wasn’t able to go to school after being up all night with severe diarrhea and a high fever.
13042 Hunk a large piece or chunk of something, especially food Gnawing on another massive hunk of pizza, the hungry football player devoured slice after slice.
13043 Commence to get under way Since the meeting will commence at three o’clock exactly, do not be late!
13044 Odorous giving off a strong scent The odorous smell of tobacco filled the crowded room.
13045 Capture to catch something The video camera was able to capture images of the thieves stealing money from the store’s safe.
13046 Au courant fully informed; up-to-date The doctor’s medical practices are au courant since he goes to new trainings every few months.
13047 Genuflect to show great respect or devotion After Ted’s funeral, hundreds of people went by his house to genuflect to his widow.
13048 Battlement a wall around the top of a fortress with spaces in it through which the people inside the castle shoot weapons Behind the castle battlement, the king’s men prepared to fire their arrows at the intruders down below.
13049 Irritate to annoy or bother someone Making faces and throwing things constantly, Ben tried to irritate his older brother but failed to get a rise out of him.
13050 Influx the arrival of a large flow of people, things, or emotions I was unprepared for the influx of joy I felt when my boyfriend proposed.
13051 Benedict a man who was a bachelor for an extended period of time, but has recently married After living years as a single man, the benedict has now settled into married life with his new bride.
13052 Semiotics the study of signs and symbols, especially as means of language or communication The semiotics of his body language revealed he was lying.
13053 Cue a signal (as a word, a gesture, or phrase) for somebody to do something If one of them wanted to leave the party, their cue was scratching their left ear.
13054 Unwise foolish; not smart Even though she was book smart, the foolish girl continued to make unwise money decisions.
13055 Consensus general agreement about something When the judge learned the jury had not reached a consensus on the defendant’s guilt, he sent the group back into the room for further discussion.
13056 Omniscient having total knowledge; all-knowing Melanie felt that it was important to know what every character was thinking, so she wrote her novel from an omniscient point of view.
13057 Vicinity nearby area In the vicinity of the police station, the crime rate is very low.
13058 Emotional connected with or showing feelings The woman and man had an emotional connection and expressed their feelings for each other over the phone.
13059 Thereafter afterward or subsequently Due to many times of trying to match the paint to the walls, the painter thereafter refused to go back to Home Depot.
13060 Grade a level of quality, size and importance I will only purchase the best grade eggs even though the cost is higher.
13061 Unsympathetic uncaring and unwilling to show compassion to others Cold and unsympathetic, Carl was selfish and only cared about his own problems.
13062 Uncle the brother of one’s father or mother or the husband of one’s aunt Annabelle only has one uncle since her mother has just one brother and no other siblings.
13063 Bonanza a large amount of a thing that is viewed as desirable Once I was a lonely girl, but social media has changed that by providing me with a bonanza of friends.
13064 Novel unique; original The studio is looking for novel concepts to turn into original television series.
13065 Patience tolerating and enduring frustrating, time-consuming and problems with ease and composure Her patience was running thin as she was waiting four times longer than anybody else in the restaurant to be seated.
13066 Grotesque extremely ugly and strange Diego pressed his face against the window so that what we saw was a grotesque distortion resembled some alien life form.
13067 Linguist someone knowledgeable about languages When the teacher was struggling with teaching the English language to the students, a linguist was consulted to assist.
13068 Upshot the final or end result of an event or situation The upshot of the investigation is that the police will not face any charges.
13069 Adviser a person who acts as a mentor and counsels or advises others Frank’s financial adviser helps him decide how much to save and where to invest his money.
13070 Screenplay the story script and shooting directions prepared for motion-picture production The director followed the directions of the screenplay and instructed the actors on where to stand.
13071 Doughty determined to not give up; fearless Taking blow after blow, the doughty fighter refused to leave the ring.
13072 Conglomeration a gathering or collection of people, animals, or things The small dictionary contained a conglomeration of words that any tourists need to know while visiting a Spanish speaking country.
13073 Imitation a copy or fake version of a genuine article or object Even though it’s an imitation, the copy of the painting sold for almost as much as the original.
13074 Apprise to report on the status of something The scouts went back to apprise their commanding officer of the enemy’s location.
13075 Beauteous beautiful My beauteous bride glimmered in her stunning white gown, as she stood under our wedding canopy.
13076 Forewarn to let someone know in advance of impending dangers Technology like satellites and weather radars forewarn of dangerous storms.
13077 Renascence the revival or rebirth of something There seemed to be a renascence of poetry in the city, with people beginning to read it again and even performing it at live shows.
13078 Rescind to take back; cancel I cannot believe Janice’s boyfriend tried to rescind his marriage proposal!
13079 Decorated to have been made more attractive by having décor added The living room has been decorated with several pictures, furniture, and tapestries prior to the evening’s events.
13080 Cool fashionably impressive Jericho is considered to be a cool kid, but I think it is just the calm demeanor and the sunglasses.
13081 Namely especially or particularly Over the last six decades, several technological innovations have changed how we communicate, namely the Internet and the smartphone.
13082 Philology the study of historical prose, poetry and linguistic fields After taking my courses in Philology, Literature, Western Civilization and Poetry, I was ready to get my English and History degrees.
13083 Troublemaker a person who causes lots of problems and issues Jessica is an office troublemaker who always causes issues between coworkers at the firm.
13084 Basin a kitchen sink My grandparents told us to wash up in the basin before suppertime.
13085 Trouble an act or action that causes a disturbance or alteration to a typically calm or normal setting When people started rioting in the streets, the government knew that trouble was on the horizon.
13086 Worthwhile good and important enough to spend time, effort, or money on I get a feeling of satisfaction when I invest my energy in worthwhile causes that bring benefit to the world.
13087 Shabby in poor condition because of age or wear The college student’s apartment wasn’t what I would call chic, but it wasn’t shabby either.
13088 Decrepit beat-up from wear or age Because the decrepit building is such an eyesore, it is being demolished in a week.
13089 Requisition a formal request for items needed to complete a task Because the teacher needed tablets, she completed an online requisition for a box of notebooks.
13090 Broken fractured or damaged The doctor is sure that the patient has broken his arm but will take an X-ray image to see exactly where the crack is.
13091 Retaliation the action of harming someone in response to something equally hurtful In the act of retaliation for turning on the mob, several gangsters killed the rat’s entire family.
13092 Majeure a clause in legal contracts absolving parties of guilt or obligations in extreme circumstances like war, disaster, etc The majeure in this contract dictates that my insurance company doesn’t have to cover your loss if your house is wiped out by a nuclear blast.
13093 Validation checking and approving the accuracy of something After validation of your rental application is completed, we will show you which properties we have available.
13094 Hybrid made of mixed components The hybrid fruit is a product of an orange and a tangerine.
13095 Aback in amazement; shocked I was taken aback by the server’s rude comment about my hair.
13096 Menagerie a diverse collection The president expected a menagerie of questions from the group of reporters.
13097 Obligation something you must do because of a law, a promise, rule, etc. Even though attendees were invited to the candle party, they were under no obligation to purchase anything.
13098 Crop to cut something short To create the new style, the girl used scissors to crop her long shirt into a short one.
13099 Grim dreary; miserable The soldiers were grim after losing many of their comrades in battle.
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13101 Dissidence protest against official policy The students are showing their dissidence by wearing clothes that don’t match the dress code.
13102 Deadbeat an idle or lazy person that contributes nothing to anyone Her deadbeat son did not have a job, and he did nothing more than play games in his mother’s basement.
13103 Tenable able to be protected or maintained If the student maintains a certain grade point average, then the scholarship is tenable for four years.
13104 Authenticity the quality of being real or genuine Using a pen that is designed to recognize counterfeit money, the clerk checked the customer’s twenty-dollar bill’s authenticity.
13105 Friendship the state of two people being friends; the feeling or emotions of being friends Having been at each other’s side since Kindergarten, the friendship between Carl and Isaac was unbreakable.
13106 Absolutely with no limitation, restriction, or caveat My cousin is absolutely convinced that there are aliens out there, even though we have no concrete evidence to back up such a notion.
13107 Magnitude the significance or size of something Because of the magnitude of the project, I need to hire some additional workers.
13108 Appetizer a snack that is eaten before a meal’s main course Chicken wings are my favorite pre-meal snack, but my brother prefers chips and salsa as an appetizer.
13109 Marine found in or produced by the ocean The marine animals are dying because of trash and pollution being dumped into the ocean.
13110 Equivocation speech that is purposefully unclear and withholds information in order to deceive Using equivocation, the devious child said “I guess someone took it” when his mother asked him about the money the had stolen from her purse.
13111 Sail to travel in a boat, especially one with material extended on a mast to catch the wind With sails up and the wind blowing, the pirates prepared to sail their ship to their next destination.
13112 Chomp to bite down with one’s teeth Using his sharp teeth, the lion continued to chomp down on the meat from his kill.
13113 Skill set the collection of abilities and talents someone has to do a specialized activity With her clerical skill set of data entry and spreadsheets, Tara would get the receptionist job because she could do every task perfectly.
13114 Coarse lacking taste or sophistication The coarse young man was not sure which fork to use during the appetizer portion of the meal.
13115 Patriotic pertaining to one’s allegiance and dependability to one’s country Every patriotic song in the tribute to the fallen soldiers was sung by a choir of professional singers.
13116 Misery a state of suffering Living in a state of misery, the refugees suffered greatly because of their country’s war.
13117 Extended stretched out; long or lengthy The extended stay hotel services guests that need to rent a room for two weeks or longer.
13118 Troll a mythical being that lives in a cave, often depicted as a very ugly dwarf Someone told me that trolls live in caves, but last time I checked they preferred to be under bridges.
13119 Diagonal a straight line that goes from one corner to another (but not on the same edge) John’s tie has a horizontal stripe pattern while William’s tie has a diagonal slant pattern.
13120 Whittle to reduce or gradually eliminate something Her patience began to whittle when the students would not stop talking.
13121 Fervid marked by great passion or zeal The politician spoke with a fervid intensity that made people want to vote for him.
13122 Saving reducing the amount of time, money, or other resources spent The family is saving money by cooking all of their meals at home instead of eating out.
13123 Siphon to draw off liquid by means of a tube The sneaky thief used a long tube to siphon the gasoline from the woman’s vehicle and put it into his own.
13124 Toxicity the quality of being toxic or poisonous The drink showed no toxicity even though it was mixed with a strong poison.
13125 Seemingly apparently; appearing to be The seemingly normal couple actually had many hidden secrets.
13126 Around nearby; In the area There is supposed to be a park around the corner, but we haven’t been able to find it.
13127 Moralistic quick to judge others based on a narrow view of what is right and wrong The moralistic pastor called out members of his congregation for what he saw as sinful behaviors.
13128 Central essential or significant After reading the story, the central character consistently fought against the villain throughout the story.
13129 Cop-out an instance of avoiding commitment or responsibility, generally with an excuse Even though taking out the trash is supposed to be my little brother’s job, he managed to cop-out of it by pretending that the dog needed to be walked.
13130 Accumulation an amount of something that has been collected The weatherman is calling for at least six inches of snow accumulation, but we won’t know the actual amount of buildup on the ground until morning.
13131 Herbivore an animal that eats only plants As an herbivore, the giraffe has teeth that are broad and capable of chewing tough plants.
13132 Summarize to express briefly Summarize the journal article by retelling only the most important aspects of it.
13133 Manner the way in which something is done The toddler acted in a horrible manner, screaming and throwing a fit in the middle of dinner.
13134 Culminate to come to a significant point such as the end of an event At the end of the night, the concert will culminate in a huge fireworks display.
13135 Furlough a vacation or period of absence from work To save money, the county will give teachers a two-day furlough this year.
13136 Cathexis the obsessive concentration of one’s thoughts and emotions on a person, event, or object Because of his cathexis with his blanket, the obsessed toddler refused to sleep without it.
13137 Ankle the joint that connects the foot to the leg People often twist their ankle when they unexpectedly step on an uneven surface.
13138 Slather to spread or lather a thick amount of something Tiff tends to slather an ample spread of butter onto her toast since she hates dry bread.
13139 Power of attorney a legal document one can use to appoint someone to make decisions on their behalf The elderly woman gave her daughter power of attorney, so she could handle her financial affairs.
13140 Visitant a visitor from the spirit world Although the visitant remained unseen, we could hear the ghost floating around in the attic.
13141 Self-doubt lack of confidence in oneself and abilities Full of self-doubt, the insecure singer didn’t think she was good enough to sing in public.
13142 Multiplicity a large number or variety The cruise ship had a multiplicity of staterooms, with at least 200 on each floor.
13143 Truculent quick to fight or argue When my uncle drinks too much, he becomes very truculent and will fight anyone.
13144 Luxurious extremely expensive or posh The real leather seats in the sports car are undoubtedly luxurious, but also completely unnecessary.
13145 Future a period of time that is yet to come Our future vacation is planned for May of next year.
13146 Cloud a fluffy, usually white colored mass of water vapor that floats high in the sky Rain fell crispy from the cloud, covering the crops in a cool mist.
13147 Release to set something free Although President Trump promised to release his tax returns upon taking office, he has yet to do so.
13148 Factual having the quality or characteristic of being true or grounded in reality That two plus two equals four is a completely factual statement, and no one can ever claim it to be false.
13149 Conservationist a person who advocates for the preservation and protection of the environment The conservationist wrote letters to the loggers urging them to stop cutting down the trees.
13150 Secondary coming after something else that is usually more important Instead of primary red, blue, and yellow, only secondary colors were used on the walls.
13151 Treatise a serious book or piece of writing about some subject I read Josh’s treatise on the Civil War and found it to be very informative.
13152 Synchronism simultaneous occurrence The synchronism between these two clocks is flawless, as they are perfectly in tune with one another.
13153 Diversifying making something more diverse or different The farmer was in the process of diversifying his crops, growing different ones so he could meet a more varied demand.
13154 Mentioned brought a specific topic up during a conversation Lorraine mentioned going to the movies with me on Saturday, but she hasn’t said anything else about it.
13155 Healthy not injured or sick Healthy cells replaced the cancerous ones once the survivor was in remission.
13156 Perversion human behavior, especially that of a sexual nature, that isn’t considered normal or moral The man’s perversion of the truth caused him to believe things that were abnormal were acceptable.
13157 Conservation the smart consumption of organic resources Since we only have so much water on this planet, it is important we devise conservation methods now.
13158 Thereto to that; in that place Kendra made a huge pitcher of lemonade and added several cups of sugar thereto.
13159 Indiscernible difficult or impossible to see, notice, or hear Due to the foggy weather conditions, the camp pictures were so indiscernible.
13160 Chair a seat that a person sits in that usually has a back and four legs Plopping down in the chair, the man prepared to relax and watch TV from his recliner.
13161 Procedurally to be done in a certain routine or method Because young students need structure, the teacher procedurally conducts her day so students always know what to do in class.
13162 Multicellular being complex with many different cells The transition to multicellular life from single celled organisms has been of interest to scientists for many years.
13163 Gauze a thin and transparent fabric used for clothing, curtains, as well as medical purposes With no bandage available, the hiker had to use some old gauze from a first-aid kit to cover his wound.
13164 Terrifying causing extreme fear or horror The movie-goers screamed and hid their faces while watching the terrifying film at the theater.
13165 Famous well-known; famed The chef became so famous for her meals that she was given her own cooking show.
13166 Effuse to emit a fluid substance, a glow, an odor or a characteristic As a result of the car’s punctured brake lines, brake fluid seemed to effuse from the car spilling onto the ground.
13167 Imply to hint at something without directly stating or presenting When I said I would never wear a blue dress, I was not trying to imply blue was not a good color choice for you.
13168 Belated occurring past the regular time period Since I forgot about Jim’s birthday last week, I will send him a belated greeting today.
13169 Absorbent having the ability to soak up something With the absorbent sponge, it sopped up every drop of liquid that had spilled on the counter.
13170 Immature not fully developed to adulthood A human is immature for many years, having to go through nearly two decades of development before becoming an adult.
13171 Period the range of time when something happens It was reported on the news that eight people were killed by gun violence over a period of three days.
13172 Choose to select You can choose one main course meal and also select a dessert.
13173 Crumble to cause something to fall apart and break into many small pieces When his mother died, the man felt as if his world would crumble under his feet.
13174 Reimburse to give back what has been given, used, or damaged To make the trip more affordable, my company is going to reimburse me for all expenses.
13175 Exigence a crisis or state of need Finding herself is a state of exigence, the homeless woman went to the local shelter in search of assistance.
13176 Accommodation a place for someone to live, stay, or work The only accommodation offered is a thin old mattress.
13177 Tingling giving off or having a sensation that feels like slight prickles or stings After sitting down for a long time, lack of blood circulation left a burning sensation in the man’s tingling leg.
13178 Depth how deep something is as measured from top to bottom The depth of the lake hasn’t been measured, but the water seems very shallow.
13179 Enchanting captivating or charming My young daughter thought that dressing as a princess and visiting a castle was the most enchanting thing she could ever do.
13180 Polygraph a device used to determine when someone is lying or telling the truth based on their body’s reactions When the FBI agent wanted to know if his daughter’s new boyfriend had ever committed a crime, he hooked him up to the machine to conduct a polygraph analyzing the boy’s trembling answers.
13181 Compendium an assortment of items displayed as a set The book is nothing more than a compendium of the author’s rants against the government.
13182 Mind to look after a person or thing It was my turn to mind the store, so I stayed by myself at the bakery and helped customers who came in.
13183 Dank chilly and damp in an unlikable way After the flooding, the house was so dank we moved into a hotel for a few weeks.
13184 Regulation control; management Regulation of the industry has fallen into the inept hands of someone with no management experience.
13185 Rough Having a surface that is irregular not smooth Rough seas tossed the boat high in the area, causing it to sink.
13186 Navigation the procedure that one uses to track a course Once the plans for the navigation to get to the secret hideaway were in place, the team of detectives quickly drove to find the kidnapped child.
13187 Demanding an attitude of expecting or making others meet high standards or expectations The General is an extremely demanding commander, but only because he knows his troops are capable of exemplary performance.
13188 Occlusive tending to close up or to block off If an occlusive blood clot is present, there will be no blood flow into the vein.
13189 Mulatto an individual of black and white descent The mulatto girl has a black mother and a white father.
13190 Cerebration thinking; mental activity After several hours of cerebration, the mentally drained writer decided to take a break from working on the article.
13191 Disallow to revoke or take away a privilege that was previously allowed Many parents disallow their children to participate in their favorite activities or hang out with their friends when they’re grounded.
13192 Antonym a word that means the opposite of another word in the same language One antonym pair we are very used to in driving is ‘go’ and ‘stop,’ for obvious reasons.
13193 Snarl growl Cowering in fear, Pete and Jerry heard the snarl of an unknown animal while walking in the haunted forest.
13194 Upchuck to vomit; throw up After riding the vomit-inducing roller coaster several times, the nauseous thrill seeker began to upchuck.
13195 Foresight the ability to know how to prepare for the future Barbara’s foresight led her to buy the stock before it tripled in value.
13196 Moral compass a natural sense inside that lets one know what is right and wrong Lacking a moral compass, it seemed as Calvin never felt bad about the evil things he did to others.
13197 Vinous wine-colored The vinous cake was made red through the adding of wine.
13198 Typo a mistake made when typing something The pharmacist made a typo, so the drug instructions read “take before ded” instead of “take before bed.”
13199 Engulfed to be completely surrounded or covered With the amount of troops under our command, the enemy position will soon be engulfed by our superior numbers.
13200 Idealize regard or represent as perfect or better than in reality Jay Gatsby like to idealize his past relationship with Daisy as a fairy tale, when in reality they were constantly fighting.
13201 Equator an imaginary circle around the Earth, dividing earth’s surface into the northern and southern hemisphere Even though it is invisible, I am well aware of the equator due to its high suffocating temperatures.
13202 Booked reserved; signed up for Liam and his family booked a condo on the beach several months before they were set to go on vacation.
13203 Personhood the state of being a human being Personhood rights were fought during slavery because each slave wanted to be regarded as a human being.
13204 Narrate to give a spoken or written account of events The old storyteller in our village is a survivor of a war long past, and he often narrates the events of his final battle.
13205 Demarcate to mark the limits or boundaries of something She was convinced that the school’s administration should demarcate social studies grades from science grades.
13206 Ignominious very embarrassing; shameful or disgraceful When the boxer got knocked out in the first round, everyone knew it was the beginning of an ignominious defeat for him.
13207 Ethereal extremely delicate and light in a way that seems too perfect for this world; heavenly or supernatural The soprano had an ethereal voice that sounded as if she belonged in a choir of angels.
13208 Sagacity ability to make good judgments and decisions While many people believed he was stupid, the politician’s sagacity allowed him to realize he would not be elected again.
13209 Plot to plan secretly in order to carry out an illegal or harmful idea The mob members had to plot behind their boss’s back so that he would not find out about their plans to kill him.
13210 Hefty large and heavy; weighty A hefty bag of coins was to be traded for the small piece of land.
13211 Cougar an older woman who prefers to date much younger men Cougar dating sites hook older women up with much younger men.
13212 Characterization a portrayal or description of a person or fictional character based on their personal traits The news reporter’s characterization of the politician painted the man in a very negative light.
13213 Intertwine twist or twine together It wasn’t long before the newlywed couple’s lives began to intertwine and it seemed that they were one person instead of two.
13214 Flora all of the plants located in a particular habitat Flora in the eastern region includes over 7000 types of plants.
13215 Adultery sexual activity between a married person and someone other than their spouse The attorney’s marriage was ruined by his decision to commit adultery with his secretary.
13216 Ditto that which was stated before, the aforesaid, the above, the same, likewise When I took notes for class, I used ditto marks to show repetition.
13217 Snuff to put out a flame Blowing out the flicker quickly, the boy was able to snuff out the candle and hop into bed before his mother walked into the room.
13218 Truly sincerely Because she was truly sorry for her crime, the judge let the thief out of jail.
13219 Backpedal to change one’s previously expressed opinions or statements After people became angry about the celebrity’s Twitter remarks, she began to backpedal on what she said.
13220 Marvelous something showing amazing talent or skill and that often inspires awe The actress was so marvelous at her role that she not only won an Academy Award but brought everyone in the audience to tears with her performance.
13221 Glut an amount in excess of what is normal or necessary With a glut of electronic books on her phone, Shannon will never run out of reading material.
13222 Immolation the act of killing or sacrificing somebody Eating nothing but candy is a sure path towards immolation of your health.
13223 Throne seat or chair for a royal official As the king of the castle sat on his throne, the criminal came before the king to explain his case.
13224 Scuffle rough, disorderly fight or struggle at close quarters In order to downplay the actual fight, the siblings told their parents the reasons for the bloody noses and torn clothing was due to a small scuffle they had a few minutes ago.
13225 Desirable worth getting or having; wanted by most people A desirable trait in a friend is kindness.
13226 Munge an IT slang term meaning to convert data from one form to another When the tech starts to munge data, he transforms and maps data from one raw data form into another format.
13227 Distinct different in an obvious way My distinct work experience makes me the best candidate for the job.
13228 Preset to set a parameter for a device prior to its use You usually have to preset the temperature you want your oven to heat to before you can actually cook with it.
13229 Pestiferous carrying infection or disease Because they are pestiferous, infected mosquitos can easily spread disease from area to area.
13230 Testimonial a written recommendation Part of the job application required a testimonial from three previous employers.
13231 Loaded carrying or bearing a great weight The ox is loaded down by the weight of a heavy wagon being pulled behind it.
13232 Collectively as a unit or group If we work collectively as a group, we can have the project complete before the deadline.
13233 Winter the coldest season of the year During the winter months, the children wear thick coats and gloves to keep their hands warm.
13234 Harmonize to sing or play musical notes that flow together in a pleasing way The vocalists began to harmonize their beautiful voices and wowed the crowd with their agreement.
13235 Apologetic remorseful; sorry for committing a wrong Though she pretended to be apologetic, Lesley wasn’t really sorry for the things she had done wrong.
13236 Inflection an alteration in tone or pitch When Jan’s inflection kept changing during her speech, we knew she was nervous.
13237 Enticed attracted or drawn by thrilling hope or desire Once I heard of the big jackpot, I was enticed to buy a lottery ticket.
13238 Phraseology phraseology is a choice of words All of the legal jargon and phraseology can be confusing to those not in the industry.
13239 Excruciating extremely uncomfortable or painful The excruciating labor pains have convinced me to never get pregnant again.
13240 Kinship a relation by blood, a family relationship There is a strong kinship between my brother and I, forged in our shared childhood.
13241 Phrenology phrenology is the study of the cranium to learn of one’s character and mental abilities Phrenology is the study of the human skull and its effect on mental wellness.
13242 Reckless unconcerned to danger or the consequences; careless The reckless driver did not stop at the red light.
13243 Outback the remote and usually uninhabited inland regions of Australia Sparsely populated regions of the outback have more crocodiles and kangaroos than they do people.
13244 Steppe dry, grass-covered land that is normally flat A steppe is a landform that is flat and covered with grass.
13245 Broker a person who buys and sells assets for others The mortgage broker was able to negotiate a favorable loan for the potential buyers.
13246 Symbiotic having a relationship where two organisms live in close association and benefit from one another A relationship where both people benefit from each other is a symbiotic one.
13247 Impolitic foolish I realized it was an impolitic idea to talk on my cell phone and walk through a curvy path in the woods since I am aware of my clumsiness and no sense of direction.
13248 Plucky brave and determined The plucky preschooler stood up to the bully who was taking his friend’s lunch.
13249 Anodyne something used to comfort or relieve pain The doctor promised to give me a strong anodyne to relieve the throbbing in my neck.
13250 Comprehension understanding; grasp of knowledge Comprehension of the passage required the student to read the text several times.
13251 Compartment a separate division or section, often of a room, chamber, or container The pyramid contained a secret compartment where the body of the pharaoh and all his possessions were stored.
13252 Recognizance a bond entered before a court of record or judge After posting a $20,000 bond, the man was released by the judge on his own recognizance.
13253 Conjugate to combine or fuse two things together, typically referring to words such as ‘can’t.’ In the English language, we conjugate many different words for convenience, such as ‘won’t’ for ‘will not.’
13254 Agglomeration a collection or mass of things The woman with the largest agglomeration of cats in town was called “The Crazy Cat Lady.”
13255 Snooty rude and arrogant, especially to those from a lower class The snooty heiress refused to associate with anyone in a lower class than her.
13256 Nirvana a place of peace and happiness The monk urged me to sit and meditate until I reached nirvana.
13257 Priority of utmost importance Because spending time with his wife is a priority, George rarely works on the weekends.
13258 Rabbi a religious scholar that teaches Jewish law As an assistant rabbi, the man was responsible for helping with the b’nai mitzvah program and teaching coming of age rituals to Jewish boys.
13259 Prolific producing abundant results or works Because the huge storm is expected to produce a prolific amount of snow, government offices and schools are being closed.
13260 Bicameral having two distinct compartments or chambers The legislative portion of the United Sates government is bicameral and consists of two bodies of lawmakers, senators and representatives.
13261 Know to understand or be aware of The only thing I know about the area is that there is a park close to the river.
13262 Frisk to pass your hands over someone’s body in search of drugs or other weapons Stop and frisk policies allow police to approach pedestrians and search them without cause.
13263 Crisscross having the look of a grid where lines cross over each other With a crisscross pattern, the plaid look went out of style a long time ago.
13264 Wise intelligent; sensible Although the young woman was an A student, she wasn’t very wise when it came to dating decisions.
13265 Work ethic a belief in the moral benefit and importance of work Because of his strong work ethic, the man was known as a hard worker throughout.
13266 Fair-minded to be reasonable and nondiscriminatory The defendant was happy to see the fair-minded judge officiating the case because the judge would accurately assess the evidence without bringing his emotion into the verdict.
13267 Thieves people who steal things from others The thieves took over the city during the hurricane, breaking into abandoned buildings and looting closed down shops.
13268 Sugar a fine powdered or sandy substance made from a grasslike stalk used to sweeten foods and drinks Adding processed sugar to the apple tart made the dessert taste very sweet to those who ate it.
13269 Weightlifter someone who takes part in a sport or activity in which they lift heavy weights or barbells The weightlifter slowly lifted up the massive bar, showing his strength as he curled it with his stiff muscles.
13270 Recursive pertaining to a rule or procedure that can be applied repeatedly A recursive ratio must be used in problems where the pattern repeats over and over.
13271 Abdominal related to the abdomen/stomach, or the part between the thorax and the pelvis My severe abdominal pains sent me to the hospital where I learned that it was nothing more than trapped gas.
13272 Inter to place a dead body or object into a grave or tomb The crypt keepers will inter the body into the tomb when the clock strikes twelve.
13273 Moralize to express opinions about whether specific actions are good or bad Aesop wrote fables to moralize, helping parents teach their children right from wrong.
13274 Palpitate to thump or throb intensely When the music at the concert started to palpitate, it caused my head to hurt.
13275 Demonstration the act of showing how something is done On the food network, the chef gave a demonstration showing how to use the hand mixer correctly.
13276 Forbearance the act of not enforcing a claim or action The forbearance will allow Jeff to delay his jail time until after his mother dies.
13277 Rehash to go over something again Lawmakers have decided to rehash the idea of the healthcare bill to come up with a new version that could pass in the senate.
13278 Described said or wrote down what someone or something was like The artist described his painting as “bright” and “colorful” when asked by the magazine to explain his style.
13279 Tracking keeping up with someone or something’s movements by following it The hunters are quietly tracking the deer in the forest, hoping to follow them into a clearing where they can shoot.
13280 Smuggle to bring something into or out of a place by concealing it Police were there to arrest the woman trying to smuggle drugs into the airport.
13281 Triad a grouping of three Adam’s family forms a triad as he is an only child, with no brothers or sisters.
13282 Satisfactorily in a way that is adequate and meets expectations Both students completed their tests satisfactorily and used their high scores to apply for top colleges.
13283 Unnecessary something that is not needed Checking on her baby all through the night was unnecessary, but the woman felt better if she did it anyway.
13284 Disentangle to untangle something Rather than spend another day trying to disentangle the holiday lights, we opted to purchase new decorations.
13285 Palimpsest a thing which displays evidence of the alteration it has experienced While the tradition has changed over time, it is still a palimpsest of our family’s history.
13286 Sheer of transparently thin quality, usually of fabric Peering through the sheer curtains, the ill and lonely boy watched his friends play outside in the snow.
13287 Experiential knowledge gained from experience and observation Taking an experiential approach, the company hoped to train employees through hands-on training modules.
13288 Swoop to rapidly dive downwards in the air The falcon likes to swoop down on its prey from above to catch them off guard.
13289 Prevail to beat in a difficult contest or battle Even though our troops are tired and hungry, we will prevail against the enemy!
13290 Characteristic trait The only characteristic the man got from his father was his dark eyes.
13291 Interfenestration the space between two windows The interfenestration between the two wide windows measured several feet across.
13292 Confluence a circumstance where two things merge or occur simultaneously The confluence of warm and cold temperatures is going to create a powerful storm.
13293 Darling someone or something that is precious and adored Mindy admired her darling little doll, stroking her hair lovingly and caring for her more than any of her other toys.
13294 Roadway the part of the street where cars drive The construction company is working on the roadway so that it will be safer for drivers.
13295 Lewd sexually promiscuous, rude, indecent Jason is a lustful individual who is capable of the most lewd behavior.
13296 Bygone associated with an earlier period of time These days getting married before having a baby appears to be the concept of a bygone era.
13297 Pelf money The penny-pincher refused to part with any of his pelf, choosing to only spend on things that were absolutely necessary.
13298 Primarily mainly, for the most part The couple primarily resides in Minnesota, but they spend a few months out of the year in Florida.
13299 Pinion wing of a bird The crow’s injured pinion left it unable to fly properly.
13300 Discretionary considered to be chosen or voluntary Banks have a tendency to loan money through strict methods, but individuals can make a discretionary loan to others without regard to their backgrounds.
13301 Caitiff a base or despicable person; a wretch Jeff is a despicable caitiff who murdered his own father because he feared that he wouldn’t leave him an inheritance.
13302 Hooligan a young person, especially one who is part of a gang, who is always getting into trouble The hooligan is part of a teenage gang that runs around the city destroying property.
13303 Pursuit the action of going after something or someone The police officer is in pursuit of the escaped prisoner.
13304 Iterate to verbalize or say I had to iterate my answer for the mathematical problem a second time because my partner did not hear me the first time.
13305 Digress not staying on topic; to go off on a tangent Because abortion is difficult for me to talk about, I will digress from this topic.
13306 Merciless without mercy. ruthless and unforgiving The merciless sun of the desert will quickly drain all travelers of both water and will, ensuring a painful demise if one does not enter its sands prepared.
13307 Medium in between small and large When trying on a swimsuit, Carrie chose a medium since the small was too tight but the large was sagging.
13308 Hitherto up until this time or point Hitherto Jim got married and became a devoted spouse, his greatest pleasure had been picking up women.
13309 Factotum person having many responsibilities As a factotum, my friend impressed me with his ability to rewire a house, work difficult math problems and design a necklace.
13310 Wrestling a sport or activity in which one tries to control another by throwing them to the ground and subduing them The police officer spent several seconds on the ground wrestling with the suspect before he was able to maneuver the weapon out of his hand.
13311 Axiom a rule or principal that many people accept as true Although you keep using that axiom as the basis for your paper, the concept itself is not true.
13312 Meager very small or too small in amount My daughter is quick to complain about what she considers to be a meager allowance.
13313 Incompetent unskilled; not capable The robber was so incompetent he locked himself in the bank vault.
13314 Malleable capable of being easily changed or influenced When my uncle drinks a great deal, he is always quite malleable to suggestions.
13315 Feint a deceptive look or act The child’s feint involved pretending to be ill so he would not have to face his bullies at school.
13316 Primal basic; instinctive The dog’s primal instincts allow it to hunt out prey easily.
13317 Proximal something that is nearby or close to something else Since the stab wound was proximal to the heart, the doctors feared that it might have penetrated the outer layer of the man’s heart.
13318 Electron a negatively charged particle in an atom Inside of the atom, the electron serves as a negatively active neutron and balances the positive proton.
13319 Phenotype the physical appearance of an organism resulting from its genetic makeup and environmental influence In the lab, we studied the effect of the weather on an albino mouse’s phenotype to see if the creature’s outward appearance changed.
13320 Disquisition a long or elaborate essay or discussion on a particular subject The history student’s disquisition was a forty page long manifesto about the benefits of communism.
13321 Uterus the pear-shaped organ of a woman in which a baby forms before being born The fertility doctor explained to the woman that she could not carry a baby in her uterus because it is unusually shaped.
13322 Thereon on or following from the thing just mentioned The chef brought a large platter to the kitchen and piled meat thereon.
13323 Hysterically done with uncontrolled or extreme emotions Out of the blue, the insane woman began to cackle hysterically.
13324 Negate to cause something to be ineffective; to nullify Having our luggage stolen did not negate the fantastic time we had on our cruise.
13325 Legend a very famous person who is well-known The rock legend sold out shows during his 40th anniversary farewell tour.
13326 Thesaurus a book in which words that have the same or similar meanings (synonyms) are grouped together Words listed with the word ‘sad’ in the thesaurus include unhappy, blue, and gloomy.
13327 Maximum the total amount or limit We are looking for a house with a maximum of four bedrooms because any more than that would be too many.
13328 Gulp to breathe air deeply and quickly Having been mere moments away from passing out underwater, the diver had to gulp down huge breaths of air when he finally surfaced.
13329 Shoo-in a person or thing that is certain to win or succeed Although the public thought the governor was a shoo-in for reelection, he surprisingly lost the race by several thousand votes.
13330 Bier a frame on which a dead body or a coffin is carried before a funeral The funeral director placed the corpse on the bier and had the burial frame moved to the cemetery.
13331 Vertical ascending upwards and downwards in a straight line Disney’s Tower of Terror is a vertical drop from 199 ft. in the air, straight to the ground.
13332 Eradicate to completely destroy; to put an end to The murderer conceived a sinister plot to systematically eradicate the any witnesses to his foul deed.
13333 Cube a regular solid of six equal square sides Trays with small cube indentions are used to freeze water into chunks of ice.
13334 Buzzkill a person or thing that stops others from enjoying themselves Taylor’s constant talk about religion and other depressing subjects made him a total office buzzkill.
13335 Saponaceous pertaining to bubbly and soapy After I drove into the school’s fundraiser car wash, two students poured a saponaceous substance covering my vehicle with white foam.
13336 Shawl a wool garment worn by women to cover their head or shoulders Placing the shawl over her head, Little Red Riding Hood stepped out of the cottage and headed towards the woods.
13337 Fetch to go for and then bring someone or something back After his master threw the stick into the water, the dog ran to fetch the log.
13338 Negligence neglect; inattention The parent’s negligence resulted in their children being taken from their care and placed in a safer home.
13339 Gaudy so showy that it is unattractive When Crystal returned from the nail salon, she showed me her gaudy nails that were painted bright orange.
13340 Bacterium once-celled microscopic living organisms that can cause infection The dirty slide was placed under the microscope so that the students could see all of the bacterium growing in the microbe-infested goop.
13341 Sunny brightly illuminated by light from the sun A sunny day will ensure that everything is bright and cheerful.
13342 Godsend a person or thing that serves as a blessing or benefit Zell is such a godsend to Beth’s life because he always supports and encourages her to do her best.
13343 Influenza a contagious viral infection that attacks your lungs (also called the flu) Because it is such a dangerous respiratory illness, many people have died from influenza.
13344 Consistent always acting or behaving in the same way; unchanging He was consistent, always arriving at the diner at exactly 9:15 every morning.
13345 Palling around being friends or associates with Because the party guests knew each other so well, they spent the night palling around with one another.
13346 Health the mental or physical condition of an individual My 80-year-old grandfather exercises every day and is the picture of health.
13347 Turtledove a sweetheart; a beloved mate Kissing his turtledove goodnight every night for 30 years, Mr. Clayton couldn’t imagine being without his sweetheart.
13348 Cursed plagued with misfortune, evil, or doom Every attempt to turn the cursed frog back into his princely form was thwarted by the cruel queen.
13349 Underbelly the underpart of an animal or object Most of the toad’s body is rough and bumpy, but his underbelly is flat and smooth.
13350 Repatriation to return to ones country after a period of being gone, usually as a result of war or seeking asylum. applies to people, artifacts, and money After WWII, prisoners in labor camps waited eagerly for repatriation to their home countries where they could be united with surviving family members.
13351 Catapult to hurl, launch, throw or propel At the first sound of the alarm clock, I catapult out of bed and race through my morning chores.
13352 Renunciation a formal rejection of a position, duty, or claim The renunciation of the throne left the country without a leader.
13353 Story a narrative description of events that include true or made-up characters Reading a bedtime story before going to sleep is a common ritual in houses with small children.
13354 Adjustable capable of being altered The straps of my backpack are adjustable, so it can be comfortably worn by both large and small people.
13355 Concomitance the state of existing or occurring alongside something else Always eager to please the teacher, both Louis and Minerva raised their hands in concomitance.
13356 Exceptionable objectionable or not acceptable The nursing home worker’s exceptionable treatment of the patient led to complaints and termination.
13357 Fracture when an object cracks without necessarily completely breaking to pieces She gaped in horror as the soft ice began to fracture beneath her feet.
13358 Necessary being required or vital For the chocolate cake, the necessary ingredients included flour, eggs, butter and cocoa.
13359 Allure a quality that produces attraction The woman’s allure was her floral perfume that captivated the man’s senses.
13360 Pied pied means having two or more different colors The young children rode the tan and brown pied colored pony at the birthday party.
13361 Unhurt not hurt, injured, or damaged in any way Although the toddler was unhurt, the fall down the stairs scared his parents.
13362 Backstabbing the action of criticizing or acting disloyally towards someone who is supposed to befriend Although he knew that Judas would end up backstabbing him in the end, Jesus Christ was kind to his fake friend despite his disloyalty.
13363 Rollout the reveal of new technology The company is planning to rollout their brand new phone design today with hopes that the innovation will please consumers.
13364 Martian a science fiction creature that is believed to have come from Mars When the spacecraft landed on Mars, the camera captured a picture of a shadowy, manlike martian.
13365 Fusty smelling stale, stuffy, or damp The fusty cupboard smelled stale and damp after years of not being opened.
13366 Range an assortment of things that are of the same general type A range of emotions filled the heart of the woman who had recently lost her husband and given birth to their child.
13367 Orchestrate to organize or plan all of the details of an event Cautious FBI agents were able to orchestrate the sting without setting off any red flags.
13368 Peregrination the act of wandering or drifting around A peregrination of the huge mall left us all with throbbing feet.
13369 Disjointed lacking coherence or connection Having just woken up from sleep, whatever words my little brother was trying to say to me was disjointed and impossible to decipher.
13370 Impermissible not allowed The student knew having her cell phone at school was impermissible but brought it anyway.
13371 Fairway an open path or space, particularly for playing golf The golfer hit a tee shot over the water past the green fairway.
13372 Horrified to be stunned for a scared or angry reason As there were several police cars at my house as I drove up, I was horrified to learn that my father was killed by an intruder.
13373 Getup an outfit or costume Dressed in an outrageous getup, the Halloween party goer knew he would win the best costume award.
13374 Convent a place where nuns live; nunnery The young nun committed her life to the community the day she took her vows at the convent.
13375 Dislike not to like something; have a feeling of aversion Despite her obvious dislike for her new work assignment, Karen managed to finish in record time.
13376 Antagonist a challenger or foe Do you think the antagonist is going to kill the hero at the end of the movie?
13377 Voted chose; selected by taking part in an election or ballot During the class election, most of the students voted for Bobby while a few wrote down Whitney’s name on their ballots.
13378 Multilateral including many sides or parties The multilateral lender was developed by several different countries and provides financing for national development.
13379 Expatriate an individual who does not reside in his native nation or birthplace My uncle is an expatriate who left the country of his birth to live in France.
13380 Gap a space in between two things The gap between the seat and the center console was just wide enough for the keys to fall down in.
13381 Au fond fundamentally; at the bottom/core Although he liked to play all sports, Michael Jordan was au fond a basketball player.
13382 Lounge relax After complete exhaustion, Henry decided to lounge on the sofa for a few hours.
13383 Great large in size or dimensions The great pyramids of Giza tower over the other stunning wonders of the world.
13384 Lazy lacking motivation or a willingness to expend energy Most people find it very easy to be lazy on the weekend, since they like to avoid work after a busy week of school or a job.
13385 Transport to use a vehicle to take people or goods from one place or another We use large ships to transport large amounts of goods and supplies across the ocean, because it is more cost effective than using planes.
13386 Gaze to stare off, fixing your eyes on something Natalie stood on her hotel balcony, feeling thankful that she could gaze out at the sunset from such an amazing view.
13387 Immemorial very old; ancient Since time immemorial, the Chinese have been using ancient herbs to create medicine.
13388 Goofy amusingly silly or eccentric My ten year old son has a goofy sense of humor that involves laughing at nearly any animal regardless of what it is doing.
13389 Miscreant an individual who has misbehaved The principal took the miscreant out of my classroom and placed him in the in-school suspension room.
13390 Sequester to be put away for a specific reason The people with the virus were told to sequester themselves at home to avoid spreading the illness.
13391 Countesses women of high social rank, especially the wives of counts Several countesses gathered in the Medieval castle, discussing each of their husband’s affairs and things that only other royal women could understand.
13392 Shrouded covered to the point of being hidden The military tank was shrouded by a camouflage tarp.
13393 Consequence something that occurs as a result of an action My daughter’s consequence for breaking curfew was a loss of her mobile phone privileges for two weeks.
13394 Raconteur one recognized as being a talented teller of stories The kindergarten teacher was an excellent raconteur who had no problem keeping her young charges engaged with her stories.
13395 Reinforce to strengthen Because the students were inattentive, the teachers decided to reinforce the rules by creating harsher consequences for breaking them.
13396 Certificate a document containing certified facts Karen was able to receive a copy of her birth certificate after the original was destroyed in a house fire.
13397 Undisciplined uncontrolled or disorderly I see it as being sloppy and undisciplined when a student doesn’t study before exam day.
13398 Monetarism the control of the money supply by raising or lowering it based upon inflation When items become more expensive every year, monetarism plays a part in the amount of money involved in purchasing and selling goods.
13399 Fidgety unable to be still or stop moving Even though she tried to control her body, the fidgety toddler couldn’t be still during story time.
13400 Ail a trouble, symptom, or affliction A common ail that afflicts people when they have a cold is a runny nose, but that is just one of the sinus issues that come along with that.
13401 Bitch an offensive slang word used to describe a woman who is difficult or unpleasant “That bitch!” Jessie muttered after finding out that her sister had stolen her favorite pair of jeans from her closet.
13402 Discrepancy a difference or inconsistency especially between things that should be the same The police were confused by the discrepancy between the testimonies of the two witnesses who saw the same event.
13403 Curmudgeon a person who is ill-tempered My neighbor is a curmudgeon who keeps the soccer balls that accidentally come into his yard.
13404 Ruffian a violent individual who more than likely engages in criminal activity When police catch the ruffian, they’ll make sure he’s prosecuted for assaulting the old woman.
13405 Luxuriance the property of being lush and pleasant to the senses Expensive clothes and fancy foods often give wealthy people a feeling of luxuriance.
13406 Ineptitude the quality of being unfit or inept Because of Bill’s ineptitude, he lost his job.
13407 Matrilineal associated with the female line of the family Since my mother and two of my sisters have died from cancer, I can only assume the disease is matrilineal.
13408 Gallows a construction frame on which people are hanged for their crimes The gallows is a structure that was once used to put people to death by hanging.
13409 Keratin a strong natural protein that is the base of hair, nails, hoofs, and horns Although other proteins are found in skin cells, keratin makes up a large percentage of these tissues.
13410 Pacific calm, peaceful The burglar was able to escape with many valuables because the homeowner’s dog was very pacific.
13411 Schooling education or training gained from going to school Although he didn’t finish his schooling, grandpa was a sharp businessman even without a formal education.
13412 Clemency a decision not to punish someone severely The killer’s wife begged the judge to give her husband clemency so he would be out of prison before she died.
13413 Warn to inform someone in advance of possible danger or a potential problem A siren sounded to warn people nearby that a tornado was forming in the sky.
13414 Adjunct something that is joined or added to another thing, but not part of the whole My math teacher was adjunct faculty and did not work for the school full time.
13415 Impressionistic based on subjective reactions Many people have an impressionistic view of the world, seeing things in relation to how they make them feel rather than how they truly are.
13416 Vis a vis face to face; in person I feel it is better to discuss personal issues vis-à-vis rather than over the phone.
13417 Lenity the state of being merciful and forgiving towards others After being found guilty, the nervous felon hoped that the judge would offer lenity and a short sentence.
13418 Wonder to question or ponder something I wonder what my friend Betty is doing today since she said she would be bust running errands with her mother?
13419 Destined (of a person’s future) developing as though according to a plan Because his father and grandfather were both surgeons, it seemed that Johnathan was destined to be a doctor as well.
13420 Bibble to eat or drink noisily Slopping up his food, the starving man continued to bibble as he devoured each bite.
13421 Murky dark and gloomy You will need a flashlight to explore the murky cave.
13422 Brocade a thick patterned material sometimes made with gold coloring Making my dress from brocade may cause discomfort for me since it will feel so weighted down as I walk.
13423 Dagger a short weapon with a blade and a handle The sharp handle of the warrior’s dagger was carved out of pure ivory.
13424 Idea a thought or opinion Each idea the intern offered was initially turned down by management, but later used without credit being given.
13425 Focus to pay attention to or study something closely If students focus during class, they should easily be able to pass their tests.
13426 Hog to selfishly keep something to oneself A player that chooses to hog the ball rather than trust in his teammates is not someone that I want to have on my team.
13427 Reinforced to be strengthened or supported The front gate will need to be reinforced with more wooden beams if it is going to withstand the enemy’s attack.
13428 Paternalism a method of governance by which an authority advises individuals while not allowing them to make decisions The principal’s paternalism is necessary because it limits the actions of rebellious students.
13429 Portly somewhat overweight Because the portly woman was unhappy with her weight, she joined a weight loss program.
13430 Fleece a soft, warm fabric with a texture similar to sheep’s wool that is used as a lining material The fuzzy fleece jacket kept the camper warm on the cold winter night.
13431 Negotiate to try to reach an agreement or come to terms We sat down to negotiate a deal that would satisfy everyone.
13432 Vaunt brag, boast, or excessively praise China likes to vaunt its military strength, intimidating her neighbors.
13433 Embroidery needlework Doing extra embroidery work on the side, the talented seamstress enjoyed doing needlework.
13434 Asphyxiate to stop the flow of air to a person’s lungs by obstructing their breathing pathway Detective Jones realized the killer did asphyxiate the victim by wrapping a belt around her throat and pulling it as tight as possible.
13435 Marginate having a distinct border, or ‘margin’ Every country is marginate in nature, having a distinct border that determines how much territory that country controls.
13436 Administer to give, handout, or dispense A nurse came into the patient’s hospital room to change his sheets and administer his nightly medication.
13437 Altruistic sincerely concerned about the well being of others The billionaire is an altruistic man who gives away millions of dollars every year to various charities.
13438 Tabled delayed or postponed something Because they could not come up with a pricing agreement, the deal between the two companies was tabled for several months.
13439 Restored repaired or fixed; made something appear like new again The contractors restored the rundown house to its former glory, making it look better than the did when it was first built.
13440 Satiate to satisfy fully Hopefully this feast I am preparing will satiate your hunger.
13441 Truism a frequently heard statement that is evidently rooted in truth During the annual meeting, the company president was fond of repeating the truism about hard work paying huge dividends.
13442 Intimidation the act of making something feel threatened or afraid Intimidation and scare tactics were used to stop the players from kneeling during the anthem.
13443 Compassion awareness of an individual’s suffering The woman’s compassion for others led her to become a nun.
13444 Interrogate to question someone in a commanding manner If Jill brings a boy home, she knows her father is going to interrogate him by asking hundreds of questions.
13445 Joist a wooden or metal beam that serves as a support for the ceiling or floor Chipotle has an industrial décor that enables guests to see the long metal joist that runs across the ceiling and supports the roof.
13446 Totally completely or absolutely Because the bomb left absolutely nothing left of the city it had been dropped on, the report said that the city had been totally destroyed.
13447 Kingpin the leader or chief person in an organization Once the gang’s kingpin was killed in a police shootout, the organization had to look for another leader.
13448 Oblong possessing an elongated figure, like an oval or rectangle The skating rink was oblong shaped and resembled a large oval.
13449 Worship to show respect and honor something and hold it as sacred The Clines goes to church every Sunday to worship with family and friends.
13450 Tempest stormy weather The tempest has replaced the sunlight and caused us to move our picnic indoors.
13451 Caress to touch or kiss lovingly The cat hated being petted, even when the baby tried to caress him gently, he would dart off.
13452 Tatty in poor condition; worn, ragged Timothy had hoped to sell the slightly tatty furniture, but it was too worn for anyone to want.
13453 Conjectural based on thoughts and ideas not backed by evidence; hypothetical Since there are no historical records about the incident, the entire movie is based on a conjectural premise.
13454 Majority rule the idea that whatever has the higher vote or favor wins Many talent shows are decided by a majority rule in which the person who gets the most votes wins.
13455 Savant one who knows a great deal about a specific topic Although Jason is mildly retarded, he is also a chess savant who is considered to be one of the best players in the world.
13456 Renew to restart or repeat Earlier in the month, the decision was made not to renew the plumber’s contract and to go with a new handyman.
13457 Sobbing crying; weeping After her boyfriend left her for another woman, a tearful Sonya sat sobbing on the stoop.
13458 Coup the quick action of taking power or a surprise victory When the coup failed, the dictator killed all the rebels who tried to remove him from power.
13459 Revocable capable of being canceled Thankfully my order was revocable, and I was able to cancel it later when I realized I didn’t need it.
13460 Qualm a feeling of doubt or uncertainty about whether you are doing the right thing Under the influence of drugs, Matt had no qualm whatsoever about spending all of his money at the casino.
13461 Shroud an object that conceals something or someone The celebrity covers her head and face with a shroud to conceal her identity when she goes out in public.
13462 Steam water vapor that is created when water is heated to a certain point The boiling pot of tea on the stove was giving off a lot of steam.
13463 Ablate to remove body tissue surgically Using a scalpel, the surgeon was able to ablate the tumor from the patient’s body.
13464 Felon a person who has committed a felony or been convicted of a felony Previously convicted for armed robbery in 1998, the dangerous felon gets five years in prison for possessing a high-powered rifle and multiple rounds of ammunition.
13465 Ability the skill or capability to do something The Flash has the ability to run faster than the speed of light.
13466 Vendetta a series of actions taken to get back at or harm someone The candidate’s vendetta against his challenger led him to question the man’s character.
13467 Partiality prejudice is shown towards something Ms. Frost showed her partiality towards her smart students by refusing to call on anyone in her class who didn’t have an A.
13468 Envisage to imagine or expect something in the future Even though Sandra is still young, she’s still able to envisage becoming a mother one day.
13469 Impeach to charge a public official with a crime Without sufficient evidence, you cannot hope to impeach a public official.
13470 Microbe a microscopic organism, particularly one that brings about disease While some microscopic organisms can be dangerous, this microbe offers benefits to human beings.
13471 Inveterate have a particular interest or habit that is unlikely to change Ginger is an inveterate reader who always has a book in her hands.
13472 Maxim a phrase that is often used as a guiding rule My grandmother had a wise maxim to help me get through all of my teenage crises.
13473 Unhinged deranged; emotionally or mentally disturbed Ever since her son died, the distraught woman has been emotionally unhinged.
13474 Huff to blow air out loudly and with great force The Big Bad Wolf tried to blow the pig’s house down with a huff and a puff.
13475 Elongate to make something longer In an attempt to elongate her body, the dancer stood on her tiptoes and stretched her arms up to the sky.
13476 Synonymous being alike in meaning In the old days, being a woman was synonymous with being a housewife because women were not expected to work outside of the home.
13477 Quackery dishonest practices and claims to have special knowledge and skill in some field, typically medicine Because of the medical quackery going on in the clinic, the dishonest practitioner was shut down.
13478 Elderly aged The precious elderly couple interlaced their fingers, and they walked leisurely through the park.
13479 Compilation a collection A compilation of family photos was on display all across the living room wall.
13480 Isolated far away from other people or places The scientists that are conducting research in Antarctica must feel extremely isolated, considering how far away civilization is.
13481 Nowise in no way Her speech dragged on forever and made the audience lose interest since she is nowise providing important information to them.
13482 Inexplicable incapable of being explained or interpreted Because the weather was clear and sunny a few moments ago, the sudden thunderstorm is inexplicable.
13483 Indignity a situation or event that makes an individual feel embarrassment I felt as though I suffered a huge indignity when my ex husband brought his young girlfriend to my birthday party.
13484 Insidious something that is slowly and secretly causing harm The insidious playboy planned to con the heiress out of her fortune.
13485 Overlay to cover the surface of something with something else The girl’s memories started to overlay one another, making it hard for her to know what happened when.
13486 Guru an individual who is considered to be an unrivaled specialist on a subject Our office’s computer guru quickly fixed my laptop.
13487 Pollination pollen movement from one part of the flower to another part In order for a plant or flower to produce seeds, pollination must occur between two flowers.
13488 Award to reward; give The graduating senior is hoping her school will award her a scholarship so that she can go to college.
13489 Pry to look where one is not welcome; to be nosey Not wanting to pry, I didn’t ask why my neighbor was moving so suddenly.
13490 Nervous wreck a person who is extremely anxious or worried about something Because she is so afraid of fish, Demi was a nervous wreck while swimming in the ocean.
13491 Apartheid discriminatory policy of racial separation used by South Africa Apartheid was discrimination against Africans based on skin color or ethnicity.
13492 Pluralistic related to a system in which multiple things coexist together The solar system is pluralistic in nature, having multiple celestial bodies operating within it.
13493 Mincing dainty and refined, especially in the way that one walks The woman spoke to her precious pup in a sweet and mincing voice.
13494 Consequent happening as a result of something Because it was last minute, our reservations were consequent on restaurant availability.
13495 Planted to have put a seed or bulb in the ground so that it will grow These rose bulbs will need to be planted during the appropriate season if we want them to bloom at the right time.
13496 Mesh to connect or lock together The band can’t seem to mesh well together and continuously play off key.
13497 Appropriation money set aside for a specific purpose Joy works at city hall where she gets to oversee the appropriation of funds to both the public school and the public library systems.
13498 Acuity sharpness in relation to thought, vision, or hearing In order for my daughter to get into the school’s gifted program, she had to take a mental acuity test.
13499 Adjudicate to make a decision on an issue The administrative board will adjudicate on the terms of the doctor’s suspension for misconduct.
13500 Custom made or personalized for a specific customer The husband requested that the jeweler design a custom ring for his new bride.
13501 Inconspicuous not easily observed The celebrity hoped she looked inconspicuous so her fans would not approach her in the grocery store.
13502 Fret worry; be anxious After she lost the part in the school play, she would sit and fret about her situation.
13503 Concomitant happening at the same time as something else Because the contractor and decorator agreed to concomitant work schedules in the final stages of construction, the house was ready to show well ahead of time.
13504 Unprecedented previously never experienced or seen Before the storm, there was an unprecedented demand for food supplies that left many stores empty.
13505 Cuff the end of the shirt that encompasses at the end of the hand I buttoned the cuff of my shirt so that no one could see my watch on my wrist.
13506 Questionnaire a set of questions used to gain specific information from people responding to the survey Respondents to the second questionnaire provided follow up information about the types of cleaning products they use.
13507 Madly insanely; in a crazy way Harley Quinn is madly in love with Joker and will commit any crime to prove her loyalty to the villain.
13508 Accompanying appearing or going along with someone or something else In next week’s newspaper, my article and accompanying photo will be printed.
13509 Outdo exceed or surpass Mrs. Patterson loved Dennis since he was an overachiever and would outdo all the other students in class.
13510 Wordy using more words than necessary to express one’s thoughts or feelings The student corrected her wordy essay, taking away some of the unnecessary words in the last paragraph.
13511 Futile incapable of producing any results Although the dog chewed and chewed on his leash, his efforts to break free were futile.
13512 Terse a very short statement or remark When Jessie is angry, she only gives terse responses.
13513 Pungency the condition of having a strong, sharp smell or flavor that is often so strong that it is unpleasant The pungency of the onions caused us to cover our noses and gag when driving by the patch where the wild ones grow.
13514 Heist a robbery or burglary Every 6 o’clock news covered the story about the bank heist in the nearby town of Mayville.
13515 Approbation to gain approval I need to write a powerful resume to gain approbation from an employer.
13516 Prissy fussy or entitled Maribelle is well-known as the most prissy, troublesome girl on campus, always demanding something ridiculous from those around her.
13517 Climate the temperature and weather associated with an environment or area Skiing resorts typically are located in a colder climate so that snow will fall naturally during the season.
13518 Insensitive having no concern or care for the feelings of other people I do not mean to be insensitive, but my lack of understanding for other people’s troubles sometimes comes across as that.
13519 August much-admired and respected Everyone wanted the chance to dine with the august president.
13520 Lodger a person who lives in a rented space of another person’s home Each lodger is responsible for paying his own rent and making sure his portion of the apartment is kept clean.
13521 Homicidal characterized by or likely to commit murder A homicidal maniac, the serial killer, went on a murderous rampage all around the city.
13522 Hyphenate to divide by a small line or dash Some people wrongfully hyphenate words like “un-covered” and “jelly-fish” because it doesn’t need a hyphen in them.
13523 Dip to dunk something into a fluid substance Children and adults often dip their Oreos into milk because eating a milky cookie tastes delicious.
13524 Restricted limited in number or ability to do something Pizza Hut has restricted the number of half off pizzas one person can buy to ten.
13525 Jinx   $MMT = window.$MMT || {}; $MMT.cmd = $MMT.cmd || [];$MMT.cmd.push(function(){ $MMT.display.slots.push([“8f1244f6-5306-4bbe-9562-fc5ef7966ac2”]); }) Prev Word Next Word a person or thing supposed to bring bad luck I lied on my resume and fear this big mistake could jinx my chances of snaring a great job.
13526 Jeer ridicule, taunt, scoff at When the basketball bounced off the rim for the second time, Nolan knew that the crowd would probably jeer at him.
13527 Saturation to fill something or a place so completely that no more can be added Because of market saturation, it would be silly to build another coffee shop in the area that has ten already.
13528 Interested showing curiosity or attention The future college student was interested in nursing but also intrigued by the possibility of becoming an engineer.
13529 Off-guard unprepared and unready The other vehicle caught the driver off-guard and blindsided him as It slammed into the side of the truck.
13530 Figurative not accurate in meaning, as a form of speech If you use figurative language, you are not speaking literally but rather in a manner meant to produce a reaction.
13531 Refrigerator a rectangular appliance that keeps food and drink cold while storing A refrigerator was placed in the classroom to keep the teacher’s drinks cool while she works.
13532 Acclaim public praise and applause Showered with acclaim, the dancer loved all of the praise she was getting from the crowd.
13533 Blitz a sudden or intensive effort, often referring to a military attack The blitz bombing caught their adversaries by surprise, allowing them to win the war.
13534 Gloaming dusk; twilight The thin crescent moon provided a hint of light in the night’s sky in the gloaming.
13535 Imagined something that is made up or thought of but not real Even though the monsters that keep them up is imagined, the fear children fear is quite real.
13536 Doleful filled with sadness or grief My mother’s eyes were doleful after my father moved out of the house.
13537 Vivacious to be bubbly and energetic When the vivacious child came through the school’s door on her first day of kindergarten, she spoke with every student and volunteered to do every activity.
13538 Ahoy a greeting yelled to someone far away “Ahoy! Please come aboard!” the pirate hollered to the unknowing merchants who were enticed to come onto the boat.
13539 Wassail an early English toast to someone’s health The couple’s wassail ritual was a lot longer than other people’s toasts.
13540 Insentient lifeless; not having feelings or emotions Still-life paintings of insentient fruit baskets and other inanimate objects are the artist’s favorite to create.
13541 Bemoan to express displeasure As a military wife, I bemoan our country’s involvement in yet another war.
13542 Karma an energy or force that causes one’s fate to be determined by one’s deeds John’s bad luck proves karma is paying him back for his misdeeds.
13543 Bummed upset or disappointed Bummed about not getting the promotion, Gerald tried to drown his sorrow in a bottle of whiskey.
13544 Supervision the supervising of people, places, or things Those taking the test should be under watchful supervision during the administration of their exam.
13545 Insomnia a condition in which one has trouble sleeping regularly If you are afflicted with insomnia you are unable to go to sleep on a regular basis, which will often make you tired in the morning.
13546 Impairment an injury or damage Following his car accident, the man suffered an impairment in which he could only walk with the help of a crutch.
13547 Lucid easy to understand or thinking clearly Because the medicine made Lisa drowsy, she was not very lucid.
13548 Biased unfairly prejudiced or partial During the experiment, the participants were blindfolded so that the test results wouldn’t be biased or influenced.
13549 Tidbit a tiny amount of something Any tidbit of food was needed by the lost hikers in the wilderness since they hadn’t eaten for days.
13550 Parasitism an unhealthy relationship in which a parasite lives off another organism, usually causing damage in the process Parasitism is a one-sided biological relationship in which an organism weakens a host while obtaining resources from it.
13551 Prognosticate to forecast the future Using computer technology, meteorologists attempt to prognosticate the future.
13552 Iron Curtain an unstoppable blockade As the government agency tried to penetrate the iron curtain of the foreign country, it refused to give the agency access to their information.
13553 Awning an overhang usually attached to a building that is used to block inclement weather conditions like snow, rain, or excessive sunlight They dashed under an awning to escape the sudden downpour.
13554 Stir to disturb or provoke When Sarah heard Martha gossiping, she decided to stir up some drama by telling Martha’s friends about her gossiping nature.
13555 Potency strength, effectiveness, or power Because of its high potency, the herb can make people act in strange ways.
13556 Jocund in high spirits; cheery Because Patrick was feeling quite jocund after drinking a few beers, he could not stop smiling.
13557 Digestion the method which divides the food down so that it can be used by the body’s systems Bacteria can develop within the stomach walls which results in the challenges of digestion.
13558 Juice liquid that is found in/comes from vegetables or fruit Sweet juice leaked from the pineapple and dripped into the jug positioned below the prickly fruit.
13559 Tricky to be complicated or complex Since the science textbook was tricky to understand, Bobby’s father had to read the book and help him figure out the science concepts.
13560 Ripen to become or make something ripe Even though fruit will grow on a tree long before it is ready to eat, you must wait for it to ripen before it can be picked and consumed.
13561 Overtake to take control of something Rebels are entering the land and will try to overtake the government by force.
13562 Lothario one who lures women by pretending to fall in love with them Lyle knew that his past reputation as a lothario would make it hard for him to prove his feelings to his girlfriend.
13563 Above at a higher layer or level than something else If you look above you while outside, you will almost certainly spot clouds, the sun, or the moon, though in some cases you might not see them at all.
13564 Ingestion the process of absorbing food, nutrients, medications, or other objects into the body After the ingestion of the bottle of pills, the suicidal man became extremely sick from what he swallowed.
13565 Cowl a long hooded cloak, usually worn by a monk Placing the hood of his cowl over his head, the monk made his way into the temple.
13566 Acceptable satisfactory; adequate Savannah’s grades were acceptable, but her parents had hoped she would score higher than average.
13567 Glean to gather information in pieces From several library resources, Sara was able to glean enough information to write her research paper.
13568 Inept having or showing no skill The teenager was an inept driver who could not back out of his driveway without hitting something.
13569 Management the control and organization of something Classroom management is an important part of teaching students since real learning can’t take place in an unruly classroom.
13570 Troika three components that make up a whole, whether it be group, idea, alliance, etc The Three Musketeers are a famous literary troika.
13571 Torsion twisting one side or at one point with the other side or point remaining the same “Due to the torsion of the nerve,” the doctor stated to his patient, “you may feel pain near your neck but your back should feel fine.”
13572 Comparison the act of telling what two or more things have in common A comparison of the two books showed that the main characters had a lot in common.
13573 Rectification the process of correcting or making something right A rectification letter was sent out to the client in an attempt to smooth things over.
13574 Illustrated including pictures or images inside Because the book wasn’t illustrated with any pictures, the small children found it to be boring.
13575 Imbue to cause to be strongly influenced by a quality or emotion After the terrorist bombings, the government placed several of the country’s flags at the site of the ruins to imbue patriotism.
13576 Detract to cause something to appear less attractive More than likely the poor traffic will detract from the enjoyment of our road trip.
13577 Taboo considered inappropriate because of societal beliefs or emotional dislikes In the old days, even the idea of a homosexual relationship was viewed as a taboo arrangement.
13578 Cavalcade a procession of things, usually related to movement When the cavalcade of tanks rolled into the city, it was followed by soldiers who were eager to end the war.
13579 Reassure to say or do something to remove fear or doubt The husband tried to reassure his wife that he loved her no matter what.
13580 Mirthful filled with joy The mirthful boy couldn’t stop smiling after opening his holiday gifts.
13581 Sleepwalk to walk around and sometimes perform other actions while asleep Phillip decided to lock up the cabinets before bed so he wouldn’t sleepwalk into the kitchen and eat up all the food.
13582 Enhance to bring out positive features The saleswoman told me the blue dress would enhance my lovely blue eyes.
13583 Keel over to fall down suddenly No one expected the health fanatic to keel over dead from a heart attack at the age of 50.
13584 Subservient submissive When the genie came out of the bottle, she was subservient to her master and fulfilled his every wish.
13585 Idiocy stupidity The intellectual community is appalled by the idiocy of those who do not acknowledge scientific research.
13586 Subconscious mental awareness of which a person is unfamiliar Even though we do not realize it, our subconscious has a way of guiding us through life.
13587 Careen to move swiftly in an uncontrollable manner, sometimes from one side to another side If you drive too fast in dangerous weather, your car may careen off the road.
13588 Maintained kept; continued Vanna has always maintained a slim figure, but lately, she has put on a few pounds.
13589 Friction the forceful brushing of one thing against another thing The friction obtained by rubbing two sticks together can produce a spark.
13590 Hub the central part of an activity or region The software company hopes to be a technology hub that everybody goes to for their tech needs.
13591 Pining to yearn or long for something or someone While her husband was deployed overseas, Melia was missing and pining for him until he came home.
13592 Ascension a rise in status or physical position The plane’s ascension took it from the landing strip far into the skies above the airport it called home for a few hours.
13593 Prior occurred previously On a prior episode of the television show, the main character was arrested for her husband’s murder.
13594 Conjoined referring to something that is combined or joined Conjoined twins are two people whose bodies are connected to each other at birth, though they can be surgically separated.
13595 Compliant observing the requirements and rules The teacher was shocked when her normally rebellious class became compliant.
13596 Kindling tinder Kindling was gathered to start a fire close to the campsite.
13597 Simultaneously at the exact moment The song sounded out of sync because the flutists were not playing simultaneously.
13598 Moiety half of something or an equal portion of If the medicine makes you feel drowsy, you should only take a moiety of the dosage before going to work and the other half when you get home.
13599 Sternutation sneezing as an action, fact, noise When Cassie walked into the girls bathroom between classes she was greeted by a odious cloud of perfume that sparked a fit of sternutation.
13600 Realization the action of becoming informed or aware The realization shocked me into silence when I figured out my boyfriend was stumbling through a marriage proposal.
13601 Bonhomie friendliness; a pleasant, good-natured manner The life-long friends experienced a sense of bonhomie whenever they got together.
13602 Leftist one who supports or holds liberal and progressive political views A longtime leftist, Bernie Sanders, believes in supporting gay rights as well as helping the communities from socialist programs.
13603 Contusion a bruise caused when blood vessels are damaged or broken as the result of a blow to the skin Ashley walked into a pole while texting, leaving herself with a purple contusion that swole up like a golf ball.
13604 Extrasensory perception or awareness in which information is gained through other means than the normal senses or experience Because of her extrasensory skills, the psychic is able to sense things about people she has never met.
13605 Ossification the biological way bones are created After three months, ossification could be determined through the ultrasound because the doctor could see the fetus’s bones growing long.
13606 Pare clip, tidy up or peel something to make it look better In order to make my small apartment more comfortable, I had to pare down my possessions to only a few small pieces of furniture.
13607 Coincidentally happening by or resulting from coincidence; by chance Ashley first met David coincidentally, and she used the opportunity to ask him out on a date.
13608 Preferable more suitable than other options Online shopping is preferable to consumers like myself who hate the idea of going into crowded stores.
13609 Waft to advance gently through the air My children hurried to the kitchen when the scent of freshly baked cookies started to waft upstairs.
13610 Happenstance a chance situation or coincidence The coffeeshop conversation was happenstance, a coincidental meeting that lead to a whirlwind romance.
13611 Falsification the act of giving or declaring the wrong information Because he was involved in tax falsification, Zach had to go to court and admit he gave incorrect income information.
13612 Set Forth to begin a trip or journey The heroes would set forth for the lands beyond their realm as soon as they had gathered the supplies they would need.
13613 Red a hue between orange and violet that is known for coloring both fire and apples The scarlet colored rubies shined brightly, their red hue causing them to stand out like a fire truck.
13614 Lifted held up; raised The wrestler lifted the other man up in the air, spinning him around and around before dropping him on the mat.
13615 Badger to bother or pester There is a student in class who likes to badger the teacher with his incessant questioning.
13616 Incomprehensible impossible or difficult to understand After hearing to the incomprehensible rap, listeners were left wondering what the musician meant.
13617 Flip to turnover or cause something to turnover suddenly Waiting on her stylist, the woman began to flip through a book in search of the perfect cut.
13618 Saga a lengthy and complex sequence of experiences The author’s second novel is the continuation of the saga she started in her first book.
13619 Resort option; alternative As a last resort, the oncologist suggested a trial drug that might send the cancer into remission.
13620 Unswerving unchanging; constant After 30 years of marriage, the husband’s unswerving love for his wife has never changed.
13621 Shortstop a baseball position between second and third base The shortstop ran between second third bases trying to secure an out for his team.
13622 Angel a spirit that serves as a messenger of God and usually appears in a beautiful, glowing form of white light By laying in the snow and moving her arm’s the girl made a snow angel that looked like a heavenly cherub.
13623 Westernization adoption of western traditions or ideas, specifically the traditions of any culture that originally came from Europe Westernization traces its roots back to Ancient Greece, where the concepts of arts and democracy first took hold.
13624 Talk to speak words out loud Hillary went to talk to her husband Bill about why she hates polka dot dresses.
13625 Pubescence the stage in life when one’s body is growing into adulthood (puberty) As pubescence neared, Kenzie’s mother began to talk to her about her maturing body and the journey to womanhood.
13626 Resembling having features or qualities that look like something else A plane resembling the one that Amelia Earhart flew is housed in the local aviation museum.
13627 Oppression unjust treatment or control of other people It is a horrible thing to acknowledge, but humans have always engaged in the oppression of those weaker than them, enslaving them or taking their land.
13628 Mischievous badly behaved; naughty Garry’s dog is very mischievous so don’t be thrown off by its cute smile.
13629 Check to look at something in order to determine its accuracy, quality, or condition I need to check my email to see if I have any new messages.
13630 Excuse the justification for an error, mistake or absence Her only excuse for stealing the bread was that her young brothers would starve to death if they weren’t fed.
13631 Endorse to express one’s support or approval If the president chooses to endorse the politician, he will lose many supporters who oppose the legislator.
13632 Dazzle to shine or sparkle The spellbound campers watched the sparkling stars dazzle as they danced in the night sky.
13633 Abominate to despise intensely Since I abominate liver, I will starve to death before I eat it.
13634 Savage out of control; untamed During the savage tornado, we sought shelter in the basement.
13635 Anthropomorphism giving human traits to objects and living creatures that are not human The author uses anthropomorphism to give human personalities to her animal characters.
13636 Anvil a heavy iron block A heavy anvil almost fell on Wiley Coyote’s head, but he dodged the iron block just in time.
13637 Skeptic a person who doubts that an idea or belief exists or is valid Being a skeptic, the woman highly doubted that the psychic would really be able to tell her future.
13638 Exercised used or applied The right to own a firearm is exercised by many families in the United States, though the right is controversial itself.
13639 Lock to secure something so it can’t be opened except with a key or other method When my parents were young, they never had to lock their front doors because that was a safer time back then.
13640 Omit to leave out or exclude Janice was angry because she thought I chose to purposely omit her name from my party list.
13641 Mix to combine or put something together. something that is a combination of things Ice and fire don’t mix very well, and the only result will be water and an unmitigated flame.
13642 Accountable held as liable for a person or thing The boy lied because he didn’t want to be held accountable for breaking his neighbor’s window.
13643 Show to display or reveal After the clerk of the expensive store questioned whether I could afford their merchandise, I decided to show them my big wad of cash.
13644 Arbitrate to settle an argument between two people or groups after hearing the opinions and ideas of both Often, I am called upon to arbitrate disagreements between my two best friends.
13645 Donate to give away something of value to support or contribute to a charity or good cause When I donate my clothing and household items to Goodwill, I will be able to claim a deduction on my taxes.
13646 Happy-go-lucky cheerful and unconcerned about potential worries The happy-go-lucky teenager is content to simply live his life now and worry about stuff like insurance and taxes when he is an adult.
13647 Wry describes something sarcastic or a bit humorous Bill’s wry sense of humor made it difficult to be taken seriously at the office.
13648 Puddle a small pool of liquid Now that most of the rain has evaporated, all that is left is a small puddle on the sidewalk that I can barely even step in.
13649 Referee an arbitrator or mediator Acting as a referee for her friends, the neutral seventh-grader tried to calm both sides.
13650 Aptly in a fitting way When my aunt labels my moody uncle as grumpy, she aptly refers to him.
13651 Nonconformity failure to cooperate with the established norms After telling the students to wear black to remember their principal who died recently, nonconformity was evident from the group of students in red.
13652 Civil Rights the rights of citizens to political and social freedom and equality Martin Luther King Jr. fought for the civil rights of African Americans to share public spaces, attend schools, and vote.
13653 Disavow refuse to own; reject When news of the band’s breakup surfaced, the manager had to disavow any part in the undoing.
13654 Acrophobia an unusual dread of elevated places Because I have acrophobia, I never ride anything other than the Ferris wheel at the amusement park.
13655 Mortuary a funeral home or morgue Embalming several hundred bodies at the mortuary, the funeral worker was an experience funeral director.
13656 Harpoon a spikey spear connected to a long cord that is hurled by hand or a gun used usually to stab a marine animal A village fisherman threw his harpoon into the whale causing it to thrash about in pain due to the bloody gash in its skin.
13657 Dictation the act of reciting information that will later be published in some manner A court stenographer knows a great deal about dictation because he or she must record every word spoken in court.
13658 Exordium the introductory part of a speech The exordium of the speech explained the reasons why the speaker had selected nursing as a career.
13659 Furtherance a continuance usually by assisting something The furtherance in the study of the document showed that it was a fake which was not noticed before by the researchers.
13660 Stubborn refusing to move or change one’s opinion My toddler is very stubborn when it comes to following directions.
13661 Damage control an effort to reduce or limit the harmful effects of a mistake or bad choice After an employee said a racial slur, a damage control meeting was called to discuss ways to fix the situation.
13662 Ownership having legal possession of or being the owner of something The title was given to the man after buying his truck so that he could prove ownership if needed.
13663 Argument a discussion where both sides explain their contrasting viewpoints usually with an angry tone Everyone in the apartment complex could hear the argument between the couple due to their loud voices and the thin walls.
13664 Apprehending catching or seizing someone The overweight police officer had trouble apprehending the suspect since he wasn’t quick enough to catch him during the foot chase.
13665 Sobriety the state of being not using alcohol or illegal drugs Sobriety tests showed that the driver was inebriated and not able to operate a vehicle.
13666 Secrete to produce and give off An octopus can secrete ink to ward off prey.
13667 Traitor someone who betrays trust, alliance, or duty Judas is a notorious Biblical traitor.
13668 Layman a normal person without a specific profession or expertise Dalia looked to her husband for help after severely injuring herself during their hike, but he was only a layman and had no knowledge of first aid.
13669 Idiot a stupid person The senseless idiot was able to solve the math problem one plus one.
13670 Inch a small amount of distance My dog is so loyal that when I tell him to stay in one place, he will not budge even a single inch.
13671 Partition a divider that breaks up an area We will use a partition to divide our living area into a living space and a workspace.
13672 Sublimation when anything solid turns into a gas without first becoming liquid Sublimation happens when freeze-dried food is cooled in a vacuum and then the water is channeled into it.
13673 Defense justification; argument The hit-and-run suspect’s only defense was that he did not stop after the accident because he was afraid.
13674 Cynical distrustful of human nature and motives Helen is a cynical woman who does not trust anyone.
13675 Malignant causing an extremely serious, possibly even fatal, issue When the doctors discovered a malignant tumor in Sam’s brain, they told him he only had six months to live.
13676 Increasingly progressively As the city continues to grow, it is increasingly harder to find a parking spot down town.
13677 Bacchanalian relating to or given to reveling and drunkenness By the time the bacchanalian party ended, everyone was vomiting up their alcohol.
13678 Bade the past tense of bid; bade is used to express greetings and goodbyes As the cruise ship exited the harbor, the people bade farewell from the ship.
13679 Refreshing serving to revitalize, stimulate, or energize A refreshing shower was just what the construction worker needed to help him feel good again after a long day.
13680 Geocaching an outdoor game in which people hunt for hidden items and locate them using GPS Our history teacher offered extra credit to those who would use their phones’ GPS systems to go geocaching for historical sites.
13681 Please to make someone happy It is impossible to please everyone, so I just focus on keeping myself happy.
13682 Halloween a holiday celebrated on October 31st each year in which children dress up in costumes spooky costumes and walk door to door asking for treats Halloween night was filled with trickery, with neighborhood children dressing up like ghosts and goblins.
13683 Congratulations a cheer, greeting or compliment given to someone for being successful at something or due to an important occurrence After saying congratulations to the recently pregnant woman, she replied with a thank you and hug.
13684 Vulgar without taste; inappropriate The first time a student uses vulgar language in class he is given an afterschool detention.
13685 Mudslinger a person who tries to damage someone’s reputation with accusations or insults A political mudslinger, the governor tried to take down all of his opponents through lies and namecalling.
13686 Placement a job, post or position to which someone is assigned Happy with his new placement, the former janitor was delighted that he was promoted to a sales rep in just a year.
13687 Fiery of, or relating to fire I was convinced that the fiery ball that shot through the sky was from an alien warship that was attacking planet earth.
13688 Produced made; created The mill produced paper in the past, but now the plant focuses on creating boxes.
13689 Adjust to change or alter The dressmaker was asked to adjust the dress by making the straps a bit looser.
13690 Elected chose; appointed The mayor was elected by a slim margin since a lot of the voters liked his opponent better than him.
13691 Delimit to measure or set physical boundaries After the conflict broke out in Yugoslavia, world leaders came together to delimit boundaries and break the region into individual countries.
13692 Septic infected or contaminated with disease-causing organisms After the wound became septic, it started oozing pus and turned green.
13693 Stepping stone something that helps one progress to the next level Shawn saw this entry level job as a stepping stone to a more rewarding career.
13694 Covert hidden or secret The spy went to great lengths to make sure his enemies would not discover his covert plans.
13695 Graceful having agile and fluid movement or speech The sophisticated skater had a graceful air as she swirled around on the ice.
13696 Infernal horrible The infernal noise from my neighbor’s party kept me awake all night.
13697 Postmortem associated with happening after death The autopsy is performed on the victim postmortem.
13698 Sent transmitted or mailed Once I sent in my entry form into the Publisher’s Clearinghouse Sweepstakes, I was qualified to win the prize.
13699 Patrilineal pertaining to the father’s lineage Since Patty was born to a single mother, she was unaware of her patrilineal health problems.
13700 Victuals food The dog eats up the victuals in his bowl and also begs for our food at dinnertime.
13701 Lorn feeling isolated and desolate Once all her children left for college, the divorced mother felt lorn living in a big empty house.
13702 Recurrence the instance of something occurring (happening again) Because she had breast cancer at a young age, Mary is at risk for a recurrence and must be checked for tumors yearly.
13703 Foolhardy making hasty decisions without regard to danger or possible consequences It is foolhardy to not go to the doctor when one is having chest pains.
13704 Masses large crowds or multitudes of an undetermined amount of people or things It was so difficult to walk down the sidewalk of New York City due to the masses of people trying to get everywhere.
13705 Tactile in regards to the sense of touch The child’s tactile response was to move her hand away from the hot stove.
13706 Imbed to make something a part of something else The Louisiana Purchase was a deal that allowed the young United States to imbed new territory in its dominion.
13707 Embryonic referring to a system or idea that has potential for significant development Our company is still in its embryonic stage, having just started and having a lot of room to grow and expand.
13708 Improper unfit; indecent Wearing improper clothing to school caused the freshman to be sent home.
13709 Torqued extremely angry. enraged Larry was torqued by the fact that his girlfriend had cheated on him, so he broke up with her immediately.
13710 Gripe to complain Teachers in the building would gripe about the laziness of the janitorial staff.
13711 Goosebumps bumps on the skin from fear, cold, or extreme happiness She got goosebumps whenever her crush whispered in her ear.
13712 Wrest to forcefully take something away My wife had to wrest the candy bar from my hands in order for me to stop eating it.
13713 Ethnocentrism the idea that one person’s ethnicity is superior to all other ethnicities My grandmother’s ethnocentrism leads her to believe her religion is the only real religion.
13714 Enslave to place one in slavery, taking away their independence and forcing them to work for no pay Pharaoh continued to enslave the Hebrew people, keeping them captive and forcing them to build his pyramids.
13715 Hypnotism the act or practice of producing a state like sleep in a person in which he or she will respond to suggestions made by the hypnotist The therapist explained to her patient that hypnotism entails the use of trance and suggestion to adjust habits of thought and behavior.
13716 Creep to maneuver discreetly in a quiet and unhurried way The mouse attempted to creep by the unsuspecting snake by moving one small step at a time without making any noise.
13717 Statuesque reminiscent or a statue in personality or build My father is a statuesque man that is tall, firm, and cold, but still kind to his own family.
13718 Veneer a pleasant appearance that hides the truth While the actress showed the photographers her warm veneer, she was actually fuming inside.
13719 Unnerve to make someone lose confidence; to discourage In an effort to unnerve his foe, the politician brought up some of the less honorable things he had done in the past during their debate.
13720 Transpontine situated on the other side of a bridge or ocean The transpontine city is situated just on the other side of the Golden Gate Bridge.
13721 Populism support for the rights and powers of ordinary people Promoting populism meant that the candidate played on the naïve notions of the poor working class.
13722 Predominance the state of being greater in frequency, number, strength, or authority than something or someone else You will find a predominance of dog lovers at the park, but there are few cat lovers there as well.
13723 Gestapo the secret police of Nazi Germany that was organized during 1933 In 1933, Adolf Hitler became chancellor of Germany and the Gestapo were established as a secret police force.
13724 Deviant used to describe a person or behavior that is apart from the usual The pedophile’s deviant behavior was both unusual and illegal.
13725 Abattoir a place where animals are taken to slaughter Although many farmers own cattle, they don’t slaughter the animals on site but send them to an abattoir.
13726 Gloomy dim; dismal Because the sky looked gloomy, I took an umbrella to work.
13727 Put Off an undesirable or unpleasant feature of something Most people like to go to the movie theater, but loud and obnoxious audiences can often be a major put off for them.
13728 Silver lining a situation which may seem depressing, glum or hopeless but there seems to be a possibility of something good to come out of it After the student realized she was failing four courses at her high school, there was a silver lining when she became aware that each course was offering extra credit.
13729 Placement location for an assignment Sally’s next placement for her sales project was in Minneapolis for her to sell the company’s products for the next ten weeks.
13730 Backward pertaining to the direction towards the back Timmy accidentally dropped the soccer ball, and it rolled backward all the way down the hill.
13731 Image a visual representation of a person or object The camera was used to take a still-shot image of the fruit sitting on the table.
13732 Prestige how well something or someone is regarded Because of the prestige associated with the scholarship, thousands of people apply for it every year.
13733 Frippery something that is showy or gaudy to the point of appearing silly or unnecessary Skipping out on the frippery, the engaged couple decided to spend their money on a new home instead of a showy wedding.
13734 Forfend prevent; forbid Even though he took aspirin to forfend a heart attack, the prevention technique alone would not work.
13735 Symbiosis relationship of mutual benefit The trade that peacefully occurs between the two warring tribes is viewed as an example of symbiosis.
13736 Circumspect to think carefully before doing or saying anything, in order to avoid risks or consequences; cautious In this day and age, you need to be circumspect about giving out too much personal information on the internet.
13737 Zaftig having a full rounded figure Marilyn Monroe’s zaftig figure made her one of the most famous curvy actresses.
13738 Latchkey a key for releasing a latch or spring lock, especially on an outer door The sheriff used the latchkey hanging from his belt loop to unlock the cell door and let the inmate go free.
13739 The Nitty Gritty the essentials or basics of something Rather than get wrapped up in technology that grows ever more complex, I’d rather stick to the nitty gritty of things, like regular flip phones and Internet Explorer.
13740 Handling the act of taking or holding something in the hands The farmhands were cautioned about handling the chicken’s fragile eggs since they could easily be broken if dropped.
13741 Lawless without law and order The lawless Wild West was full of bandits and outlaws that didn’t fear the law because there weren’t many people to enforce them.
13742 Cathartic offering psychological relief by freely sharing intense emotions Because journal writing allows me to express my emotions, it is a very cathartic process for me.
13743 Industrial Revolution the rapid development of industry that occurred in the late 18th and 19th centuries, brought about by the introduction of machinery During the Industrial Revolution, a majority of the population shifted from rural farming areas to industrialized cities.
13744 Gouging to force people to pay more than they should; overcharge Price gouging was wide spread on winter weather related items during the unexpected severe winter storm.
13745 Law of conservation of mass scientific principle that holds that the mass of an object never changes, no matter how the basic parts rearrange themselves The law of conservation of mass states that matter cannot be created or destroyed in a closed system.
13746 Zeal a lot of energy, effort, and enthusiasm Jack’s zeal made him stand above all the other candidates during the interview process.
13747 Bona Fide real or done honestly Because the man had lied about having a medical degree, he was not a bona fide doctor.
13748 Nutty crazy or insane The nutty professor is convinced that he can time travel so long as he has a DeLorean and one point twenty-one gigawatts.
13749 Barrister a British lawyer who is allowed to argue cases in the higher law courts While presenting his case in front of a judge, the barrister explained his client’s position.
13750 Inalienable not retrievable or transferable Although freedom of speech is inalienable, you cannot slander people without facing consequences.
13751 Reproof a criticism or rebuke Angry letters of reproof were sent to the editor criticizing his latest opinion piece.
13752 Desuetude a condition of abandonment or inaction Although the law is still on the books, its enforcement is in desuetude and no longer a matter of police concern.
13753 Vantage a place or position affording a good view; an advantage From my vantage point on the roof I could make out the advancing troops.
13754 Marking making an identifying mark, scratch, or smear on something The business major used a highlighter for marking important parts of her textbook.
13755 Political efficacy the confidence the citizens have in their influence in their government Due to our political efficacy, we have faith that we will help shape the laws that are instituted in our country.
13756 Money laundering the process of putting illegally earned money into legal businesses and accounts as a way to make it seem as if the funds are legitimate The mob members were pros in money laundering and used a dry cleaning business as a cover for their shady deals.
13757 Loutish an adjective used to describe a man or boy who is impolite and aggressive The drunk’s loutish behavior caused him to be labeled an impolite bar boor.
13758 Innovation coming up with new ideas or technologies The innovation of brilliant minds is what grants humanity amazing technology such as space flight or the internet.
13759 Restraint self-control or self-discipline Even though she was upset, the irritated mother showed emotional restraint and refused to yell at her children.
13760 Technician someone who has mastered the basic techniques necessary for a trade and employs them effectively The lab technician applied a variety of scientific techniques to analyze the specimen.
13761 Gray a color that is a silver-like mixture of white and black The gray elephant’s silver-like skin glistened when he splashed water on it during his noon-day bath.
13762 Vigilantly done with great care and watchfulness The officers watched the building vigilantly in hopes that extra patrol would help them catch the bandits.
13763 Compile to bring together items and put them in one set or collection The computer can compile and average the students’ grades much faster than a human can.
13764 Flexion bending a limb Ankle flexion before running can help strengthen the muscles and make the sprint for more manageable.
13765 Recalcitrance stubborn or resistant to authority Nigel’s recalcitrance often has him refusing to do what the teacher asks of him in class.
13766 Titanic extremely large Godzilla is a monster of titanic proportions, dwarfing even buildings as he rampages throughout the city.
13767 Memorex an electronics brand of specializing CD and DVD drives Many thought the Memorex brand would become obsolete when CD sales started to decline.
13768 Tempt to lure or influence someone or something with a thing they want but know they shouldn’t have My favorite chocolaty cookies could be seen through the transparent glass cookie jar which seemed to tempt me to eat them right before dinner.
13769 Dolor mental sorrow or distress Awakening to the sounds of his mother’s dolor, the little boy wondered why she was so distressed.
13770 Luck a force that allows good things to happen to you by chance and not as a result of one’s own effort The lottery winner gained his fortune strictly by luck since he didn’t even pick his ticket numbers.
13771 Minimal likely the smallest amount With minimal supervision, the employee was supposed to work by himself and pose only limited questions to the boss.
13772 Verbalize to voice your opinions, thoughts or ideas In order to verbalize her idea about lowering the prices, the employee explained to the company’s president the deficits the company had faced.
13773 Style a way of something happening David started making good grades on his math tests because his teacher was using activities conducive to his learning style.
13774 Grace elegance in movement The dancer’s grace shined every time she danced on the stage.
13775 Intervention the process of becoming purposefully entangled in another’s affairs Our nation’s intervention in another country’s war could pull us into the crisis.
13776 Justifiable well founded; rightful Even though a punch in the nose may not seem to be justifiable to many people, sometimes it just has to be done to get the point across to a bully.
13777 Global warming the steady rise in temperature of the Earth’s air caused by a form of pollution When people would spray their aerosol cans, environmentalists blamed the 99-degree temperatures on global warming.
13778 Incurred having gained something, usually something unpleasant, because of one’s own actions Because I made too many long distance calls while out of the country, I incurred many different charges on my phone bill.
13779 Mettle strength of spirit; the ability to continue despite difficulties Of all the young men in the village, Caldor was the only one with enough mettle to face the dragon in its lair.
13780 Valentine a card sent, often anonymously, on St. Valentine’s Day (February 14) to a person one loves or is attracted to; a person to whom one sends a card on Valentine’s Day Ariel confessed her love to her best friend in a valentine but was too scared to send it.
13781 Extinguish to snuff out or eliminate something She learned that the only way to extinguish a grease fire is to eliminate the oxygen by covering it with another pan or pouring baking soda on top.
13782 Fiend an extremely evil person The fiend stole money from the little boys who were raising money for the Cancer Society.
13783 Autodidact self-taught person After moving to the rural village of the Congo, the autodidact learned math and science due to the only school being over one hundred miles away.
13784 Gawk to stare stupidly People always gawk at us because we have seven children in our family.
13785 Catachresis the misuse of words on purpose, usually as a stylistic writing effect When writing, the author used a catachresis when he replaced “stuffed” with “stuck”.
13786 Discontinuance the act of discontinuing something I always get irritated when I remember the discontinuance of my favorite show, since they ended it in the middle of a season.
13787 Mistreat to treat someone unkindly or cruelly The abusive cook continued to mistreat all of her staff until every single kitchen worker quit the café.
13788 Genteel polite and well-mannered At the formal dinner, you are expected to behave in a genteel manner.
13789 Addiction a condition in which one is chemically or psychologically dependent on something despite negative consequences Cathy’s coffee addiction was so severe that she couldn’t even get up in the morning without a cup of joe.
13790 Mnemonic anything (especially something in verbal form) used to help remember something Our math professor taught us a simple mnemonic for remembering how to complete the equation.
13791 Humbly modestly and simply My sister humbly accepted blame and apologized quickly because she knew she did wrong.
13792 Malpractice a practice or act that is harmful or negligent The doctor’s malpractice insurance will handle the court costs associated with the lawsuit filed by his patient.
13793 Inedible unable to be eaten Many people have become sick by eating the poisonous and inedible berries growing near the blueberries.
13794 Woodwork the wooden parts of a building or structure Perry painted all of the woodwork in the house white since he felt lighter colored trim stood out more.
13795 Frontman   $MMT = window.$MMT || {}; $MMT.cmd = $MMT.cmd || [];$MMT.cmd.push(function(){ $MMT.display.slots.push([“8f1244f6-5306-4bbe-9562-fc5ef7966ac2”]); }) Prev Word Next Word a person acting as the public face of an organization; often when lacking actual authority, or representing a covert group In addition to being the frontman for the organization internationally, he;s also being in charge of the entire business.
13796 Ballyhoo a fuss or excessive publicity A ballyhoo was made over the silly video.
13797 Amassment the accumulation or collection of a large amount of money It wasn’t long before the spend-happy lottery winner’s amassment of wealth had dwindled to next to nothing.
13798 Joyful feeling happy and cheerful Making a joyful noise, the choir smiled as they sang their cheerful hymn.
13799 Opportunity a strong likelihood for development or improvement Every opportunity was created for the students to succeed by providing tutoring services, peer assistance and parental involvement.
13800 Grammatical related to the structure of a language (grammar.) Mya’s writing teacher showed her how to correct her grammatical errors and make her language stronger in her paragraphs.
13801 Congestion accumulation; buildup My doctor gave me antibiotics after my nasal congestion turn into a sinus infection.
13802 Despondent very sad and without hope Marilyn was despondent after her husband of fifty years died.
13803 Proclivity a natural inclination or tendency to act a certain way As a young child, the award-winning singer had a proclivity for music.
13804 Delivery something taken to a person or place by someone else The truck driver made a delivery of boxes to the back of the building.
13805 Basic simple and not complicated We choose a basic phone package, but may need to upgrade to a better plan.
13806 Rheumatism a medical condition typified by pain or swelling in fibrous tissue, joints, or muscles The rheumatism in my hands has caused my fingers to swell.
13807 Zippy bright or lively The zippy students decided to throw a part for their teacher’s seventieth birthday, much to her great surprise.
13808 Wishful thinking thoughts of an unlikely future event that you wish were possible but isn’t likely Nan knew that winning the lottery was wishful thinking, but she still liked to dream it could come true.
13809 Offing likely to happen soon Because both of the teams have scored just one touchdown in the fourth quarter, it looks like overtime might be in the offing.
13810 Shard a sharp piece of a broken material such as ceramic, glass, or metal Grimacing as each shard of glass was pulled from his heel, the boy vowed never to walk barefooted again.
13811 Traced found; tracked down Detectives traced the killer by following his footprints from the crime scene into his own back yard.
13812 Vehement deeply felt; passionate I was vehement about monitoring the actions of the police as they sought my husband’s killer.
13813 Difficulties problems; complications Technical difficulties at the television station meant that viewers weren’t able to see any of the airings until the problems were resolved.
13814 Baffle to bewilder or confuse The magician makes a living with his skills to baffle the untrained and easily manipulated minds of his audience.
13815 Abject cast down in spirit or hope After his wife died, he was an abject man.
13816 Scorn disrespect or disapproval for someone or something Though he did not mean to scorn the girl, his rejection came off as extremely offensive.
13817 Craven cowardly My husband James proves he is not craven every time he runs into a burning building to save a stranger.
13818 Gruesome triggering disgust or horror The scary movie was filled with lots of gruesome scenes that made my stomach queasy.
13819 Product an object made or crafted for sale Each product made at the factory must be checked by quality control before it’s shipped.
13820 Patronize to give money or support to someone or something I patronize my favorite restaurant at least twice a week.
13821 Indefatigable never showing signs of getting tired The director of the homeless shelter is an indefatigable woman who works almost eighteen hours every day.
13822 Scrawny extremely thin and frail After going without food for a long time, the man looked pale and scrawny.
13823 Feral unruly or wild, often related to animals After living in the forest for five years, the child had become feral and no longer knew how to act like a human.
13824 Amusement fun or entertainment Some cruel children hurt animals for amusement, but their actions rarely go unpunished, so they don’t enjoy it for long.
13825 Accost to approach or confront someone in a way that is aggressive and inappropriate The homeless man continued to accost people on the street, walking up to them and demanding that they give him money.
13826 Normalize to adhere to the common or regular ways Since breastfeeding is a natural process for infants, many people feel the need to normalize the act of breastfeeding in public.
13827 Overbearing overly bossy, domineering, or arrogant Debra has a tendency to act in an overbearing and domineering way which tends to turn Ted off.
13828 Fiduciary an individual who acts on behalf of another Although the ten-year-old actor was a millionaire, he still needed a fiduciary to manage his financial matters.
13829 Vitamin a natural substance that is needed for normal growth Because I am lacking the vitamin B-12, my body tends to be tired all the time.
13830 Engineering branch of science concerned with the design and manufacture of machines or structures If you hope to one day be someone that creates new weapons and tools for the military, you will need a degree in engineering at the very least.
13831 Categorical stated in a definite manner My father’s categorical denial let me know there was no need to ask again.
13832 Revamp to give new improvement or life to something old The city decided to revamp their town monument, since it was looking a little old and beaten after forty years of only basic care.
13833 Prefix a partial word or number affixed to the beginning of a word or number to either complete the word or alter the meaning Often the prefix “un” is used to transform a word into its opposite meaning, like well and unwell.
13834 Piteous provoking pity After being stuck in the rain all night, the puppy looked piteous.
13835 Awakening the moment one becomes aware of something The car accident was an awakening that helped the teenager fully understand the danger of texting and driving.
13836 Eulogy a speech given to pay tribute to a deceased individual Ginger sobbed as she listened to the praising words of her father’s eulogy during his funeral.
13837 Deconstruction the process of analyzing something by breaking it down into parts Deconstruction of the building can take several months and thousands of dollars in break-down fees.
13838 Pretend to speak and act as if something is happening when it’s really not The little girl likes to pretend to be a mermaid when she swims in the pool.
13839 Capital goods, monetary assets, and other things that can be used to produce income Your brain is the capital that will allow you to do well in school so you can obtain a profitable career.
13840 Cocksure arrogant; overly confident Arrogant and cocksure, the showy bodybuilder couldn’t imagine anyone being as handsome and talented as he.
13841 Servant a person who performs working responsibilities for others As a house servant, the slave was responsible for indoor chores rather than field duties.
13842 Support to hold up the weight of something Steel beams are often used to support the crushing weight of massive skyscrapers, though several of them are needed and they must often be designed in a lattice to do so.
13843 Obliquely diagonally; slantwise The slantwise shingles ran obliquely across the top of the roof.
13844 Emanation a particular thing that is released from a certain source As soon as I smelled the emanation from the baby’s diaper, I held my nose.
13845 Heartstrings deep feelings of love and compassion Seeing the lost puppy roaming around the neighborhood pulled on the caring woman’s heartstrings, and she eventually brought it into the house.
13846 Recessive going in a backwards direction When my teenager becomes upset, she resorts to the recessive behavior of a small child and starts sucking her thumb.
13847 Robust strong and healthy In order to be a fireman, one needs to be robust because fighting fires is a very difficult job.
13848 Hydroplane to skim the surface of water while moving at high speed As the rain poured, the trucker slowed his speed so he could lesson his chance of making the eighteen wheeler hydroplane.
13849 Cite to use the words of another When the politician accepts his party’s presidential nomination, he will more than likely cite a former president in his speech.
13850 Conjunction the act of joining two or more occasions together In April a city in Georgia will sponsor a city clean- up to embrace a more environmentally-conscious perspective called Living Green in conjunction with Earth Day.
13851 Dormitory room for sleeping; student residence For the incoming freshmen to move in the dormitory had to be cleaned and prepped.
13852 Mouth a mouth is the opening at the lower part of the face Your hands could be contaminated so please don’t touch your mouth until you wash them.
13853 Corrosive having the ability to wear down or destroy Because the battery is corrosive, you should not touch it with unprotected hands.
13854 Harass to constantly bother or attack As a teacher, Ann spends a small part of her day making sure her students do not bully or harass each other.
13855 Artifice a move made to obtain an advantage or trick someone I was pleased when the car salesman did not use an artifice to try and get me to purchase a defective vehicle.
13856 Grasshopper a plant-eating insect with long hind legs it uses for jumping and chirping The easiest way to identify a grasshopper is by the very long back legs, which it uses to leap high into the air.
13857 Independent not influenced or controlled by others The independent school district is completely separate from other schools in the area.
13858 Heal to become healthy again It took several weeks, but the runner was able to heal from the leg injury that plagued him all season.
13859 Shame the hot, nauseating feeling that comes with making a bad decision or of fool of yourself The ballerina’s cheeks flushed with shame when she failed to land her jump during the dance recital.
13860 Potboiler a book or other artistic work that is usually of inferior quality and only used to pay expenses until quality work is produced With rent and insurance payments due, the starving artist threw together a potboiler painting to use as a quick sale.
13861 Bigotry intolerance for others who are different from oneself In the past, blatant bigotry from dominant societies often led one race of people to enslave another.
13862 Modest of moderate amount With our modest incomes, my wife and I can usually afford two vacations a year.
13863 Ilk a group of people of the same type, usually used in a negative context Theresa was tired of her husband and his ilk and swore that she would never trust men again.
13864 Scofflaw someone who ignores their legal duty If you skip out on jury duty, you are a scofflaw and should be ashamed of yourself.
13865 Hasten to move in a quick fashion Marilyn made an attempt to hasten the death of her elderly husband by putting arsenic in his food.
13866 Frieze a horizontal band of decoration that is sculpted or painted on a wall near the ceiling Hand-painted frieze outlined the ceilings of many of the earliest Greek building.
13867 Disorienting confusing It’s disorienting to see folks completely disregard traffic laws and speed limits.
13868 Encouraging positive or promising The fact that the sun is shining without a single cloud in the sky is encouraging for the picnic we’re planning.
13869 Immutable unable to be changed Although I tried to get the bank president to change his mind about giving me the loan, I finally realized his decision was immutable.
13870 Supremacy having supreme power and influence The president has been able to assert his ultimate supremacy over the prime minister.
13871 Ghoul an evil spirit or undead creature that is believed to feed on corpses The ghoul is a fictional undead creature that is usually the corpse of some dead person that wants to feed on the living.
13872 Exemption the act of being excluded or immune to a task or obligation When I explained that I was working a very important job that only I could do, the judge gave me an exemption from jury duty.
13873 Indicate to highlight or show The green light will indicate the strength of the batteries.
13874 Flick to move or hit something with a quick movement As soon as he began to flick the spicy food with his tongue, the chef realized he had added entirely too much jalapeno.
13875 Supervene to occur unexpectedly The train’s arrival will supervene because it had to stop for minor repairs therefore delaying its routine.
13876 Goodies things that are pleasing and wanted especially tasty food Each year, children dress up in costume and go door-to-door getting goodies on Halloween.
13877 Punt a football kick where the ball is let go and kicked while still in the air The player took the football and released it in order to punt the ball with his foot into the air.
13878 Tired exhausted; in need of sleep After going several days without rest, the tired surgeon fell asleep behind the wheel.
13879 Werewolf a person believed to change into a wolf some of the time, especially at night when there is a full moon Although Jacob appeared to be a normal teenager during the way, he morphed into a howling werewolf once the sun went down.
13880 Ditty a short, simple song The band played a music hall ditty that made everyone at the event to tap their feet.
13881 Incompetence lack of skill or ability to get something done Fired for his incompetence in the kitchen, people wondered how the inept chef ever made it through cooking school.
13882 Coercion using threats or force to get someone to do something I refuse to employ coercion, because I believe it is wrong to make people do things they don’t want to by force.
13883 Outstanding terrific and wonderful Samuel made an outstanding catch during his baseball game by reaching over the back wall to catch the ball.
13884 Contrarily in an opposing manner My wife acted contrarily to my wishes when she allowed our daughter to go to a party without asking me first.
13885 Perpetrate to execute or carry out I can’t believe my best friend would perpetrate such an act of betrayal.
13886 Knack a natural ability Cooking from scratch with no recipe was a knack for Rosie and her mother.
13887 Grief deep sorrow and distress The death of her cat sent the woman into a period of grief.
13888 Lionize to treat (a person) as if they were important, or a celebrity I hate when people lionize dead celebrities that were vilified during their lifetimes.
13889 Unprofessional not showing behavior that is expected or standard in a particular setting After continuing his inappropriate jokes and sexual harrassment, the store manager was fired for his unprofessional behavior.
13890 Dandy quality of being really great or awesome They played a dandy game of golf and finished with almost perfect scores.
13891 Imprint to mark or stamp something using pressure Wedding planners were able to imprint the address on all of the invitations.
13892 Unattractive ugly; not good-looking Although she thinks that wearing tons of make-up helps her appearance, the woman’s disagreeing husband thinks it makes her unattractive.
13893 Rationale an explanation given to justify something The judge asked the young man to explain his rationale for stealing a police car.
13894 Circumstantial something that seems to be true but is not proven Circumstantial evidence made me believe the dog ate the food on the counter.
13895 Confucianism an ancient philosophy of respect and kindness based on the teachings of Confucius Confucianism promotes the idea that people should be both virtuous and honest.
13896 Timeless classic, lasting through the ages The timeless movie was popular in past generations and with current moviegoers.
13897 Sabbath a day set aside for religious observation including worship and rest Many stores in the U.S. are closed on Sunday as the Sabbath day is regarded as a time for rest.
13898 Outlet a large tube or opening where water flows out All my neighbors realized that my carpenter’s drill hit the underground pipe because water spewed from the outlet flooding my yard.
13899 Worse a comparative term meaning more difficult or unpleasant than before Soda is much worse for your health than water or healthy juices.
13900 Kilometer a unit of metric measurement used to measure length or distance The farm home measures exactly a kilometer from its closest neighbor.
13901 Udder the nipple part on the female cow that hangs underneath the belly where the milk comes out Farmer Steve sat on the stool and squeezed the cow’s udder so that the white milk would squirt into his bucket.
13902 Courageous possessing the ability to overcome fear to enter into a dangerous activity The courageous firefighters rushed into the burning building to save the trapped women and children.
13903 Informed told; notified A letter sent to the debtor’s house informed him that the bank planned to repossess his home.
13904 Participation contributing and being involved in something As the new treasurer in the student council, Tiffany’s participation in student government would look good on her college applications.
13905 Quay a concrete loading dock situated on the edge of a body of water After years of loading and unloading freight on top of it, sections of the old concrete quay began to crumble into the sea.
13906 Dalliance a relationship, usually romantic or sexual, that is taken lightly Since Jill and Frank were both married to other people, their workplace dalliance did not last very long.
13907 Varmint someone or something that is bothersome and unwanted Even though the varmint was the teenage girl’s little brother, she wanted nothing to do with that brat.
13908 Unreal unbelievable, incredible Winning the lottery is an unreal experience that most will only dream of.
13909 Parlance a way of speaking that is typical of a certain group or culture When I heard the computer programmers talking about coding, I could not understand a word of their parlance.
13910 Fumble to mishandle or let something slip accidentally from the hands When the rookie football player entered the field, it would only be a matter of time before he would fumble the ball which was picked up by the opposing team.
13911 Cuticle an outer layer of skin, especially around the base and sides of fingernails or a plant The nail tech removed the cuticle and dead skin around the client’s fingernail.
13912 Pleasing satisfying; giving pleasure The mother’s pleasing voice lulled her baby into a gentle sleep.
13913 Deflecting redirecting or averting something from its intended path During practice, the hockey goalie was deflecting each puck with his stick causing them to trickle to one side or the other.
13914 In-kind goods and services provided instead of money Although they couldn’t pay them with money, the teachers provided in-kind redemptions for parents who helped out in their classrooms.
13915 Ineluctable impossible to alter Lee has the irritating habit of arguing his opinions as ineluctable facts.
13916 Capability the power, skill, or ability to do something TJ has the capability to finish the race, but he will need to push himself to run faster.
13917 Withdraw to remove or take away something from a specific place Because he no longer wants the job, the applicant decided to withdraw his application from the running.
13918 Impediment something that interferes with a person’s ability to complete a task My broken wrist is the impediment preventing me from finishing my new novel.
13919 Denounce to criticize harshly and publicly As a teacher of a low-performing school, I definitely have the right to denounce the poor efforts of my students.
13920 Insurmountable incapable of being passed over or overcome If anyone tells James that a challenge is insurmountable, he takes that as a sign to go for it.
13921 Concord a state of accord or agreement When Jack and Jill got divorced, they promised to work in concord to make the best decisions for their children.
13922 Cleave to split with a tool You can use the axe to cleave the tree.
13923 Mind-boggling difficult to comprehend or understand The sheer size of the massive black hole in the center of the Milky Way Galaxy is mind-boggling, and kind of scary to think about.
13924 Tricolor possessing three colors In order to create the tricolor flag of France, fabric would be needed in red, white and blue.
13925 Interchange to swap or exchange things or ideas Although I prefer fat-free milk over 2%, my laid-back family members interchange the two with no extra thought.
13926 Rewarding describes something that gives satisfaction (good feelings) or profit (good returns) Anna didn’t get paid to work at the shelter but she felt it was rewarding work because it brought her happiness.
13927 Beat to strike something with force The bully beat up the smaller boy on the playground, punching him in his face over and over again.
13928 Happen take place; occur Accidents happen during potty training, so make sure to keep extra clothes on hand.
13929 Willingly of one’s own free will The suspect did not go willingly and fought every second of his arrest.
13930 Racy describes something exciting and slightly shocking because it is sexual Racy pictures of the celebrity showed up in the tabloid, embarrassing her husband and children.
13931 Guffaw a noisy spurt of laughter After the comedian told a funny joke, he was pleased to receive a large guffaw from the audience.
13932 Wager to bet or gamble The gambling banker tended to wager too much, betting it all on risky investments.
13933 Beneficence the quality of being kind and charitable (giving) The starting of the college scholarship fund was an expression of beneficence by the generous giver.
13934 Annex a new part of a building or dwelling Once the annex is built, we will move the Asian artifacts to that section of the building.
13935 Toxin a substance from plants that is dangerous to ingest sometimes causing sickness rather than death In order to rid the body of the toxin, many times the body’s initial reaction will cause diarrhea.
13936 Personalize to customize something or tailor it to specific needs The company was able to personalize my phone case by adding a picture and my initials to it.
13937 Organize to arrange in a structured order The maid’s job is to organize all of the clothes in the drawers neatly.
13938 Evidently plainly or distinctly The defendant was evidently guilty of the crime since there was so much direct DNA evidence and witness statements against him.
13939 Pulsate to expand and contract rhythmically; to throb or beat Every time Patricia saw her crush pass her in the hallway, her heart would rapidly pulsate as she would stare at him.
13940 Binge watch to watch multiple episodes of a television show back to back The lonely woman stays up all night and will binge watch episodes of the interesting series to pass the time.
13941 Stile steps or handholds built into something that enables a person to scale a wall or fence Before ladders were invented, many fortifications had a stile built into the wall that soldiers could climb up to scale the wall.
13942 Semaphore a mechanical gadget with arm, lights, or flags that is used as a signal The railroad’s semaphore was broken, causing the car to miss the warning and come over the tracks.
13943 Esoteric known about or understood by very few people Eric made an esoteric joke that only he and his brother understood.
13944 Hesitant slow to respond because of uncertainty The president was hesitant to sign off on the war order.
13945 Suppletory something additional Because of his side jobs, he has three suppletory sources of income to his primary occupation.
13946 Procedural in a routine or ceremonial way By initiating a procedural workshop, all of the participants knew what to expect next since every event could be predicted.
13947 Recriminate to return an accusation or charge with a counter-claim When he was called into civil court by his landlord, the defendant decided to recriminate him a counter-claim for the return of his deposit.
13948 Cadge to convince a person to give you something at no charge By flirting with the bartender, the pretty girl was able to cadge free drinks.
13949 Rave to speak wildly and incoherently, as though insane The hermit would rave at anyone that happened upon his home in the woods, never making sense or saying anything reasonable.
13950 Felicitous pleasant or delightful The felicitous music made me happy.
13951 Avert to stop an incident from occurring I always avert my eyes to avoid seeing the bloody movie scenes.
13952 Asseverate to state in a definite manner If John does not asseverate his love for me, I will not marry him.
13953 Order to request something be supplied, made, or served At the restaurant, I always order the pasta, and my mother requests a well-done steak.
13954 Stove a device for cooking or heating that functions by using electricity or burning fuel Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, and then place the cake in the stove to cook for 25 minutes.
13955 Napery linens used in the house After making the dinner, Ms. Profit ironed and placed the napery on the table prior to placing the silverware, glasses and plates on it.
13956 Schmuck a foolish person Recognizing that the buyer was a schmuck, the shady car salesman hatched a plan to sell him the crappiest car on the lot.
13957 Giggle a gentle quiet laugh While watching the premiere of a new comedy show I started with a smirk then a giggle, then a full out laugh.
13958 Pin a small piece of metal used to fasten or attach things Because I won first place in the science fair, there was a pin attached to my project with a prize ribbon.
13959 Whack to hit or strike something sharply The runner threatened to whack the growling dog with a stick when it came up to him on the trail.
13960 Actuality the state of existing; existence Although it was thought that no one had been working on the project, in actuality Barbara had been trying to get things of the ground for a long time.
13961 Misanthrope a person who hates or distrusts humankind The old man was a misanthrope who surrounded his entire yard with barbed wire to keep his neighbors at bay.
13962 Personification a thing or individual that embodies a specific quality Sometimes I feel that my school’s cheese pizza is the personification of grease itself.
13963 Smack dab exactly; right Marvin lives smack dab in the heart of Chicago and enjoys owning a condo with downtown coordinates.
13964 Hackneyed repeated too often; overused Too often used by young girls, the word “like” has become hackneyed.
13965 Heavily with a great amount of force As the rain fell heavily, the car’s wipers struggled to keep the windshield clear.
13966 Together with or in combination with someone or something else Superman and Wonder Woman decided to join forces, working together to make the world a better place for everyone.
13967 Almost very nearly but not exactly or entirely The bandits almost made it to their get-away van, but the police caught them just in time.
13968 Witty using words in a clever and humorous way Robert’s attempt at a witty comeback fell flat, without evoking any kind of laughter.
13969 Celebrate to recognize a special day or event by taking part in special activities This week we will celebrate my little brother’s birth with a huge party and a delicious cake.
13970 Destitute utterly lacking Even though I grew up in a destitute family, it did not stop me from attending an Ivy League school
13971 Affirm to publicly verify something Tonight, the police will affirm the suspect’s identity on national television.
13972 Handwriting a person’s peculiar physical style of writing Jacob’s handwriting is generally sloppy, because he writes far too fast to make every letter neat.
13973 Dissuade to convince an individual to not try or complete something Jealous people will always try to dissuade you from trying to be successful.
13974 Continue to remain so it is going on and on “We will continue writing our essays for the next ten minutes since half the class isn’t finished,” the teacher told her students.
13975 Legislation a body of law or rules The senators hope to pass national legislation that will make it illegal for mothers to use drugs while pregnant.
13976 Ludicrous something viewed as humorous because of its ridiculousness The ludicrous movie is about a dog that becomes the president of a country.
13977 Beeline a very direct or quick path or trip Once I got home from a long day at work, I made a beeline for my bed.
13978 Commissioner a person appointed to a specific role by a commission The special commissioner was assigned to investigate the election and determine whether or not a crime had taken place.
13979 Fight a physical conflict between two entities Having encroached on each other’s territory, the two bears were quick to fight one another with their teeth and claws.
13980 Windfall an unanticipated benefit, usually monetary in nature With her lottery windfall, Gail eliminated all her financial debt.
13981 Continent one of the seven large masses of land on the Earth Each separate continent used to be part of one giant landmass called Pangea.
13982 Showboat to showing off an accomplishment Riley is a skilled gymnast who likes to showboat her talents by performing complicated handsprings in from of the cheerleaders.
13983 Extensive having a large scale It will take several months for the city to clean up the extensive damage caused by the hurricane.
13984 Indecorous not proper; inappropriate Everyone was shocked when Gail wore the indecorous outfit to the church party.
13985 Delete to remove, get rid of or erase, especially written, printed or data Users are advised to update their antivirus software and delete any suspicious emails without opening them.
13986 Artistic having or revealing creative skill Ways to be artistic include writing, painting, drawing, singing, playing an instrument, and doing arts and crafts.
13987 Its related to something that was mentioned previously After three days, the sick dog was allowed to leave its crate.
13988 Behold to see, or to look at Watching the fight at the arena was a sight to behold.
13989 Swirl to move about in a spiral pattern A tornado moves across the Earth in a swirl that is centered on the eye of the storm.
13990 Cramp a small convulsion caused by a muscle that hurts After swimming in the hot sun right after eating a large lunch, a cramp formed in my stomach making me double over in pain.
13991 Applicant one who applies for something; one who makes a request The company has promised to see all applicants who meet the specification for the vacant job.
13992 Effervescent something fizzy and giving off bubbles or an enthusiastic and lively personality The soda pop was so effervescent, that its bubbles tickled my nose.
13993 Active engaged in physical activity or movement The energetic woman likes to stay active, so she goes to the gym five times a week.
13994 Forbidden banned or not allowed Students are forbidden from cheating or asking for help on their exams.
13995 Preparatory designed to prepare for another task The preparatory school was created with the goal of getting students ready for college.
13996 Elite individuals who are viewed as the finest in a group or society Because Anna is quite wealthy, she sends her children to the area’s most elite school.
13997 Replaceable expendable; consumable Thankfully, the parts on the broken washing machine are easily replaceable and won’t require a repairman.
13998 Sinner a person who does things that are wrong or immoral according to religious law The holy book calls for any sinner who commits adultery to be stoned to death.
13999 Favored recommended or preferred over something else I always felt that Mitch was the favored child, though my Mom assures me she had no favorites.
14000 Adoptive related through adoption Because her adoptive parents were so wonderful while raising her, the young woman had no desire to meet the birth family who had given her up.
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