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The Most Useful Daily Use English Words With Meaning. Part 17

  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.
16001 Swollen enlarged; puffed up Putting ice on her swollen ankle, the woman hoped the pack would help the swelling go down.
16002 Regard to hold (a person or thing) in respect or admiration Although I don’t always show it, I regard my mother-in-law as a woman of wisdom.
16003 Prejudice hatred directed at a particular culture or group or at a specific individual Jane’s prejudice led her to dislike Mary simply because of the color of her skin.
16004 Twinkling shining with a light that goes from bright to less bright The twinkling of the north star was bright enough to guide the escaped slaves to freedom.
16005 Disqualify to make someone ineligible for something (such as a prize) because of an offense When they found the runner had used illegal drugs, the committee members decided to disqualify him from the race.
16006 Vanguard the leading force; the head of something Because Steve Jobs thought he could change the world of computers, he became the vanguard who did.
16007 Pro a professional, especially in sports A pro player for over twenty years, Tiger Woods is still a golf maven and continues to excel at the sport.
16008 Petrify to scare someone into inaction Because heights petrify me, I will never get on a plane.
16009 Inestimable to such an extent the worth can’t be properly valued It’s impossible to define the inestimable role police officers play in keeping society safe.
16010 Poetic relating to poetry Taking poetry classes in college will open up the students mind to eventually write poetic songs, a passion for many.
16011 Life of the party a lively person who is the center of attention in social situations The life of the party, Percy, spent Friday night dancing on the bar and leading the crowd in drunken songs.
16012 Viscosity the thickness of a liquid or its resistance to movement The syrup flows slowly from the bottle because of its viscosity.
16013 Silt fine deposits of silt or clay that are carried by moving water or wind and settle at the bottom of a river Larger than clay but smaller than sand, pieces of silt are moved by the fast-moving Mississippi and settle at the bottom of its river banks.
16014 Constitute to be a part of a whole The people of China constitute a large part of the entire world’s population.
16015 Ersatz replicated from something else yet lacking the original qualities Do you believe the ersatz beach created by the city will appeal to those who love the natural features of the seashore?
16016 Outburst a quick discharge of someone’s feelings The man’s outburst of profanity startled everyone as they noticed his reddened face.
16017 Sadness being filled with sorrow or grief None of the social worker’s college courses could prepare her for the deep sadness and grief experienced by the children being removed from their homes.
16018 Caring kind and thoughtful The caring boy helped the elderly woman cross the road in the rain even though he didn’t have a raincoat on.
16019 Intermediate being between two extremes, or in the middle of a range Due to my advanced knowledge of the subject matter, I was permitted to skip the beginners course and start at the intermediate level.
16020 Courier an individual who delivers packages or messages The courier should have the package to you within an hour.
16021 Calculation an estimate or amount determined by using mathematical processes Before releasing the financial statement, the analyst checked each calculation to make sure it was correct.
16022 Availability having the time or means supplies to do something The secretary informed the caller of her boss’s availability to meet that week.
16023 Connote to imply something in addition to what is apparent At work, we connote the employee of the month award with being the best worker on the team.
16024 Ending the final part (end) of something Although the Titanic was a good film, I was a little disappointed that Jack died during the ending.
16025 Moil to work hard As they continued to moil in the field, the slaves became exhausted from the amount of work expected of them.
16026 Damnable extremely terrible; horrible A damnable place to live, trying to survive in the scorching-hot desert was a horrible experience.
16027 Fractious hard to manage or control The inexperienced teacher found the fractious students difficult to control.
16028 Impassible impossible to travel along or over The deep canyon is impassible except by donkey since it is impossible to travel along the path by car.
16029 Alternative alternative means another possibility that is available As an alternative to expulsion, the mischievous student opted to attend in-school suspension.
16030 Clue information that may lead one to a certain point or conclusion The detective looked around the house, searching for a clue to the whereabouts of a missing person.
16031 Verisimilar seemingly truthful or likely After talking to the witness, the police officer thought her story was verisimilar but would have to confirm it with hard evidence.
16032 Circumnavigate to travel entirely around something In order to get into the police station, we must first circumnavigate the crowd of protestors.
16033 Statute a law passed by a formal body such as a legislature The statute prohibits businesses from selling alcohol to minors.
16034 Fluid situation conditions that are unpredictable and highly likely to change The zone is still considered a fluid situation since bombings happen daily and the environment is unstable.
16035 Fact a truthful statement My mother hid the fact that my dad was not my real father for more than forty years.
16036 Perceptive very aware and sensitive to events around them As the experienced shoplifter swiped a necklace from the open case in the jewelry store, the perceptive owner of the store realized what he did.
16037 Unload to unpack or drop off Movers helped me unload my furniture and even aided me in putting the beds back together.
16038 Improved made or became better; enhanced After receiving lots of medication, the patient’s health improved, and she was released from the hospital.
16039 Inanition the condition of being or having a void of food or water in the body Due to the inanition of her stomach, the plane crash victim died of starvation since her body had used every morsel to nourish it.
16040 Jet-set to travel around the world enjoying yourself After hitting the lottery for several million dollars, the couple bought a private plane and began to jet-set from country to country.
16041 Giving kindly generous and willing to share with others A giving person by nature, Geneva buys nice gifts for all of her family members on their birthdays.
16042 Mirth amusement and joy The teacher tried to hide her mirth when she learned her worst student had been suspended for seven days.
16043 Compendious something that has been explained in a concise or brief way The small book included a short and compendious overview of the history of Feudal Japan.
16044 Christianity the religion that uses the Bible as its scared book and is based on the person and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth Although they are both monotheistic religions, few view Christianity as a cult religion like they do Islam.
16045 Fudge to cheat or lie through exaggeration Because she wanted to get into the club, the seventeen-year-old decided to fudge and said she was eighteen.
16046 Corrective a thing that is designed to correct or restore something else Because my eyesight is so terrible, I have to wear corrective lenses to improve vision.
16047 Tragic extremely sad, often involving death and suffering Emmett Till’s tragic murder was one of the saddest events in our country’s history.
16048 Study to review and examine information usually for school “I can’t go to the movies with you,” Francis told her best friends, “since I have to study for a history test that I have tomorrow.”
16049 Shapeshifter a person or being that can change their body’s form at will Dracula, a brilliant shapeshifter, is best known for changing into a bat but he can also turn into fog.
16050 Embark to begin anew Tomorrow Grant will start college and embark upon a new phase in his life.
16051 Wham a strike of great force The angry wife slammed the door behind her with a satisfying wham.
16052 Cold a state of being in which one feels adversely affected by temperatures below a certain level of comfort Needless to say I felt rather cold when I stepped outside into the snow to grab the newspaper without anything other than my pajamas on.
16053 Snub the ignoring or brushing off of someone The waitress insisted that her lack of attentiveness to the table wasn’t a snub, but an accidental oversight.
16054 Accentuation the action of emphasizing something or making it more noticeable People from the southern US are known for the accentuation of certain vowels since they stretch them out longer than most people do.
16055 Decadence state of moral or artistic decline or deterioration Although there has been an increase in violent crimes by teenagers, this is not necessarily a sign of decadence of the younger generation.
16056 Valorous brave In many fairy tales, knights are valorous warriors who enter into not battle with nothing but bravery and a sharp sword.
16057 Deep extending far down from the surface The ocean is so deep that huge boats have been able to sink to the bottom, never to be seen again.
16058 Weightlifting a sport or activity in which one lifts heavy weights or barbells Because he enjoys weightlifting, the bodybuilder spends a majority of his gym time lifting heavy barbells while doing squats.
16059 Condone to accept and allow We will not condone disorderly conduct at church.
16060 Shiver to shake or tremble slightly as a result of being cold, sick, or afraid The sight of the ghostly figure at the top of the stairs made me shiver with fright.
16061 Submersible to be able to function completely underwater Since the submersible treadmill was located right below the waterline of the family pool, Sarah could run in her pool.
16062 Hoard to stockpile or store things excessively Because he was starved when he was little, the abused child tries to hoard secret piles of food in his bedroom.
16063 Sultan a Muslim ruler While the leader was obsessed by terror of assassination, the sultan withdrew himself into seclusion.
16064 Naked without clothes; uncovered The naked baby was clothed with a diaper and gown before being given to his parents.
16065 Oration a ceremonial speech that is formal Although the pope’s oration lasted for only fifteen minutes, it left many in the audience in tears.
16066 Banal boring because it contains nothing new and lacks originality Because the movie’s plot was banal, we knew exactly how the film would end.
16067 Tenacious not readily letting go of or giving up Even though Jackson was smaller than his other teammates, his tenacious attitude allowed him to accomplish as much as they did.
16068 Demote to lower the rank or position of something Once McDonald’s stopped selling their Szechuan sauce, I had no choice but to demote it in my list of fast food joints.
16069 Fiesta a festival or celebration During the country’s anniversary of its independence, the citizens held a fiesta to commemorate the event with a big parade.
16070 Stint a span of time in which a person is occupied with a particular job or in a particular place After a two-year stint as a Peace Corps volunteer, I returned home and became a teacher.
16071 Diminutive very short or small Surrounded by tall skyscrapers, the three-story apartment building looked diminutive.
16072 Isolate to cause a person, place, or thing to remain alone or separate While the girl was sick with the flu, her parents had to isolate the other children into different bedrooms so they wouldn’t fall ill.
16073 Anthology a collection of writings The band’s anthology was set to release in a few days.
16074 Phat excellent or exceptional I have no idea what my Uncle meant when he said that song was phat, but he sounded pleased so I guess he was praising it.
16075 Profusion being in great abundance In the summer, my dog is always covered with a profusion of fleas.
16076 Accept to agree to take or receive Cinderella tried to accept the prince’s invite to the ball, but her stepmother got in the way.
16077 Fusillade a huge quantity of firings that occur rapidly During the police interrogation, I felt as though the detectives attacked me with a fusillade of questions.
16078 Disciplinary concerned with making sure rules are followed and not broken Disciplinary action was taken by the principal after the student refused to listen to the teacher.
16079 Grounded sensible and balanced mentally and emotionally Known for being grounded and level-headed, the businessman rarely lets his emotions affect his decisions.
16080 Knighthood having the title of a person who served a lord in armored battle Knighthood was granted to those who agreed to serve the manor’s lord.
16081 Emanate to come out from a source Hopefully, the fun memories of the weekend will emanate throughout the office and give all the employees a positive outlook this week.
16082 Sentinel one whose job is to keep watch and protect The armed sentinel stood outside of the meeting room to make sure no one interrupted the two world leaders.
16083 Decode to convert from an encrypted form to ordinary language The colonel wanted Schonberger to learn how to decode military letters for communication purposes.
16084 Risky full of danger or potential loss It is risky to go sky diving or bungee jumping because the possibility of death still exists if there were to be a malfunction with your equipment.
16085 Pomp magnificent display with impressive decorations, music, clothing, etc. The prom committee focused on blowing everyone away with pomp.
16086 Carrell a small individual study area in a library Sitting alone in the small carrell, the studying student used the quietness of the library to his advantage.
16087 Alter ego an alternative personality, identity, or mannerism Dr. Jekyll’s alter ego is a monster named Mr. Hyde.
16088 Conceited holding an overblown view of one’s assets The conceited man would not stop talking about himself.
16089 Prejudicial something that can cause a negative result, harm, or prevent success of a project or activity Poor reviews of a product on major sites are prejudicial to the overall sale of the item.
16090 Discouraged having lost confidence or hope The two dogs became discouraged from the dog biscuit rolling under the couch.
16091 Thalassic relating to the sea We needed a ship to go on a thalassic adventure, because we definitely couldn’t swim across the sea.
16092 Bay an inlet by the sea where the land curves inward Otis Redding was sitting on the dock of the bay, watching the tide roll away.
16093 Mutable able to be altered Because our emotions are mutable, they are subject to change often.
16094 Pump to force a substance (i.e., liquid, gas) to move in a certain direction by force The little boy has just learned to pump gasoline into the car’s tank by squeezing the lever.
16095 Espresso dark coffee brewed by forcing water through finely ground, roasted coffee beans A cup of expresso was just what the coffee junkie needed to get her day started.
16096 Rendering a work of art or performance that represents something The artist’s rendering of the Golden Gate Bridge looked like a mirror image of the actual structure.
16097 Referendum a public vote on a particular issue The employees were asked to vote on a referendum about the company insurance plan.
16098 Candor the state or quality of being frank, open, and sincere in speech or expression Because the realtor was an honest woman, she replied with candor about the damage to the house.
16099 Control group the group of people in a study or experimentation that do not take the treatment or action Research found that the weight loss product worked because the control group maintained their weight whereas the experimental group took the product and lost a lot of weight.
16100 Naughty to behave poorly At Christmas time, Santa will ask children if they have been naughty or nice during the year.
16101 Continuous going on and on without interruption Because of the water leak, a continuous stream sprayed out of the ground for several hours.
16102 Promulgate to make something recognized or known The purpose of the documentary is to promulgate the importance of raising funds for additional cancer research.
16103 Plants a group of living organisms that have leaves, stems, and roots which needs water and sun to live My sister Belinda removed the dead leaves to expose a tiny shoot of a new plant.
16104 Sartorial relating to clothing, fashion or dressing Those with a developed sartorial sense can tell a cheap suit from an expensive one.
16105 Molt to peel off the outside coat or level of skin, feathers, or fur With dead shreds of skin lying around the cage, it was apparent that the lizard did molt his skin.
16106 Breakneck extremely fast or rapid The racecar moved around the track at breakneck speeds, zooming past the other drivers.
16107 Perfection flawless or unblemished physically, mentally, and spiritually Many see models as a symbol of physical perfection, but they have just as many flaws as the average person.
16108 Jumpstart to start something quickly by providing it with extra help To jumpstart his understanding of the math concepts, Felipe hired an algebra guru to tutor him before his classes start.
16109 Pother a disturbance or commotion The police are often called to investigate a pother in rural neighborhoods.
16110 Incest sexual relations between close relatives Most people shunned the film since the racy father and daughter scene was on the border of incest.
16111 Transgress to act in violation of some law People who transgress the boundaries of social etiquette will be politely turned away at the door.
16112 Foreword introduction; preface The author’s foreword was an introduction to his background in sociology.
16113 Try to attempt an action Nellie and her sister tried to fly a kite, but the wind wasn’t strong enough to hold it in the air.
16114 Underreporting neglecting to completely state or report something With the underreporting of sexual assaults on college campuses, many sexual assault predators go free to offend again.
16115 Touchstone a standard by which something is judged I used the essay that I received a perfect score on as a touchstone for the other essays I had to write later, so I could get a high score on them as well.
16116 Lend to allow someone to borrow something that is to be returned later My neighbor agreed to lend me his lawn mower for the afternoon, so I could cut the grass.
16117 Mule a carrier of things for someone else As a mule for the drug cartel, the shady man was paid to carry narcotics into the United States.
16118 Dimensional related to measurements, especially, width, length, and height When designing the dimensional aspects of the building, the engineer made sure to consider both length and height.
16119 Concordance agreement; accord The newest scientific data was in concordance with the last test and also the one before that.
16120 Babysitter someone that looks after another person’s child while they are away Quite frankly, I don’t know how any parent can implicitly trust a stranger they don’t really know anything about to be a babysitter for their child while they’re away from home.
16121 Divulgation the act of spreading or releasing information The government decided that divulgation of their top secret projects and programs would be considered high treason.
16122 Buddhism a religion based on Gautama Buddha’s teachings that suffering is a part of life but can be ended through spiritual development The founder of Buddhism renounced his title as a prince and spent his life developing his spiritual core.
16123 Deity one viewed as being extremely powerful or having godly powers In my religion, we worship only one deity.
16124 Flotsam objects or individuals that are considered to be of no worth According to the old saying, one man’s flotsam is another man’s treasure.
16125 Neighborhood an area where people live close together The single woman became frightened when a prowler was spotted in her neighborhood looking in everyone’s houses.
16126 Flabbergasted overwhelmed by amazement As a single mother on a tight budget, I am flabbergasted by the huge cost of video games.
16127 Annotate to add notes to a text or diagram in order to provide additional insight and understanding about something The student is free to annotate the textbook with notes, as well as to highlight any text that they choose.
16128 Epistolary associated with written correspondence Her epistolary collection of the secret romance contains all the letters the couple exchanged.
16129 Quarrel a verbal disagreement that is usually noisy The quarrel my husband and I had was so loud it woke our children.
16130 Deviation something that is not normal, or breaks the regular pattern of something I decided to entertain a little deviation from my normal routine when I went out to eat instead of making a sandwich for lunch.
16131 Rawboned lanky or scrawny build or body Due to the severe drought and famine, the rawboned cows were merely skin and bones.
16132 Occasionally from time to time Before our relationship turned serious, we began meeting occasionally at a coffee shop that both of us enjoyed.
16133 Voter a person who casts a vote in an election Casting his ballot at the election precinct, the voter was confident in his selection for a new county mayor.
16134 Bluster to talk in a loud or aggressive way, usually with little effect Angry and irritated, father began to bluster about all of the things the children weren’t doing correctly.
16135 Corrupt to degrade or demolish someone’s or something’s truthfulness and reliability Illegal drug use would corrupt the athlete’s career causing people to have no faith in the young man.
16136 Dossier a dossier is a collection of documents about a particular person, event, or subject The dossier on the missing person case was almost empty because next to nothing was known.
16137 Lachrymose easily brought to tears After her husband died, my aunt became a lachrymose woman who couldn’t stop crying.
16138 Explored searched through; investigated The pioneers explored the west in their covered wagons, looking for the perfect place to restart their lives.
16139 Stiff rigid and unable to be easily bent or shaped When she sits down for a long period of time, the elderly woman’s bones become stiff and rigid.
16140 Reverence honor or respect felt or shown Not surprisingly, everyone treated the Pope with a great deal of reverence at the event.
16141 Decision a choice made after thinking about it and considering options Wendy couldn’t make a dinner decision, so her husband ordered pizza.
16142 Taoism chinese philosophy written by Lao Tzu focused on humility and piety Those that follow Taoism rarely brag about their achievements, instead choosing to simply accept praise with modesty.
16143 Vatic predicting or describing what will happen in the future The psychic’s predictions weren’t truly vatic but something that he tells to every customer.
16144 Officiate to be in charge of leading an event or ceremony The bride’s father was flattered when asked to officiate his daughter’s wedding.
16145 Harp to constantly focus on one thing or issue My mother continues to nag and harp on my lack of interest in college.
16146 Roguish dishonest and deceitful, unprincipled and untrustworthy The roguish thief conned an old lady into giving him access to her life savings.
16147 Kick off to start something We will kick off our weekend with a Fourth of July BBQ.
16148 Turncoat a traitor who sides with the conflicting side Benedict Arnold was considered a turncoat because he fought for the Patriots in the American Revolutionary War and then fought for the British.
16149 Chortle to chuckle or snort in amusement or glee As Santa Claus listened to the little boy’s joke, he started to chortle in amusement.
16150 Occupant someone who lives or is currently in a house or other structure Once the occupant realized the apartment building was on fire, she knew it was imperative to leave her possessions behind and exit the building immediately.
16151 Rudimentary basic; minimal You need to have at least a rudimentary understanding of technology before you can upload a video on that website.
16152 Vaporize convert or be converted into vapor If you boil water on the stove too long, it will vaporize and cook until the pan is completely empty.
16153 Candlelight dim light provided by burning candles After the electricity went out during the storm, the family was forced to eat their dinner by low-burning candlelight.
16154 Icon a person who is very famous or popular Michael Jackson was a global icon, known around the world for his music and performing abilities.
16155 Session a period of time designated for a specific purpose During the brief session, the committee members voted to increase funding for infrastructure.
16156 Siren an object that makes a loud noise as a warning A wailing siren and news broadcast alerted viewers that a twister had been spotted on a nearby farm.
16157 Admit to acknowledge that something is real, valid, or true It took the woman a long time to admit she has a drinking problem.
16158 Enfranchise to extend privileges or rights One purpose of the immigration bill is to enfranchise citizenship to people who are willing to make a commitment to this country.
16159 Manual a book or booklet that gives instructions or explains how something works My wife’s new vehicle came with a manual that explained all of its features.
16160 Euphonic nice-sounding Her euphonic voice echoed above the rafters as she sang the Star Spangled Banner to the mesmerized crowd.
16161 Thorough detailed and careful A thorough investigation of the crime brought out lots of details but no motive.
16162 Petard a small bomb that is used to breach a door or wall The soldier threw a petard at the entrance and waited for the bomb to blow before rushing inside.
16163 Tributary a stream of water that enters into a larger body of water As it flowed into the river, the tributary provided fresh water for the village.
16164 Discipline a learned behavior that enables the individual to have control over their actions Habitual runners have such strong discipline that they wake up everyday for their jog even when they’re sick or vacationing.
16165 Fermentation is the process in which a substance breaks down into a simpler substance Beer and many other alcoholic beverages are produced through a sugar-breakdown fermentation process.
16166 Anticipate ready for something to occur Since we anticipate each person will eat at least two hot dogs at the barbecue, we have purchased fifty hot dogs for our twenty-five guests.
16167 Cutting edge the best and/or most advanced The best militaries in the world have to be cutting edge and always purchase the latest technology.
16168 Snafu a confused and chaotic state What was supposed to be a wonderful winter wedding quickly turned into a circus-like snafu when the groom failed to show.
16169 Rejected declined or refused; said no to The client rejected the settlement offer as he refused to take such a low amount of money.
16170 Jerky indicated by abrupt stops and starts Hotel guests were afraid to ride on the jerky elevator since its erratic movements made it seem as if the pulley might break.
16171 Mismanage to handle something badly or inappropriately The over spender tends to mismanage his money and waste it on frivolous things like candy and gambling.
16172 Cluster a group of similar things that are physically close to one another There is a small cluster of people standing at the edge of the hallway, blocking my path to my next class.
16173 Absorb to take in or soak up a substance A sponge will absorb any water it is placed in quite well, since it is porous and designed for exactly that purpose.
16174 Animosity a strong feeling of disliking someone or something Why do you have such animosity towards me when I have done nothing to you?
16175 Consumerism an economic theory based on the idea that spending money/selling lots of goods is good for the economy Because America is based on consumerism, the economy relies on the hustle and bustle of sales.
16176 Legible writing that can be easily read Despite the smudges from the fire, the lawyer was still able to read the legible will.
16177 Crossroads a point at which two roads meet Both cars stopped at a crossroads near 5th street.
16178 Congeal to change from a liquid to solid state They refrigerated the liquid gelatin so it would congeal before they ate it.
16179 Numbly emotionlessly or without expression After hearing excuse after excuse, the teacher listened numbly to her student’s twentieth excuse for not having his homework.
16180 Dangling hanging loosely The model’s dangling chandelier earrings hung almost to her shoulders.
16181 Praxis traditional conduct or practices The praxis of our religious community sets the marriage age for young women.
16182 Sardonic displaying disrespect in a scornful way After Rick was fired from the restaurant, he wrote a sardonic review of the eatery.
16183 Wiped cleaned something by rubbing its surface The maid wiped down all of the dirty surfaces in the kitchen, rubbing them until they were clean.
16184 Determinative definitive. describes an action or event that determines something This final assault on the enemy capital will be the determinative battle that spells victory or defeat.
16185 Locomote to move from one place to another We can locomote to the next town by car, train, boat or just plain old walking.
16186 Intermittently not consistent; starting and stopping at random times Unfortunately, my neighbor’s car alarm went on and off intermittently throughout the night.
16187 Abscess cavity filled with pus A tame rabbit was brought in with a large abscess about the size of an egg on its cheek.
16188 Touched felt with one’s body, especially one’s hands The toddler touched the dog’s fur, rubbing his hands through the puppy’s silky smooth hair.
16189 Turban a man’s headdress made of a long piece of cloth wound around a small cap or the head that is traditionally worn in North Africa or the Middle East As a follower of the Sikh faith, the man was recognized by his wrapped turban and uncut hair.
16190 Unmoved not affected by emotion or other influence The toddler threw a fit and cried for the toy, but his mother was unmoved by his tantrum.
16191 Charmed influenced to do something based on attraction The smooth-talking sailor charmed all of the women he met into falling in love with him.
16192 Adamantine unyielding; firm and unbreakable The hero was adamantine and stuck to his values no matter what problem he faced.
16193 Unhappy displeased; upset The couple’s unhappy marriage led to heated arguments and a divorce.
16194 Stopped ceased and action; ended The giggly girls only stopped laughing when mother told them to be quiet.
16195 Vigor physical or mental strength/force The spirited bodybuilder attacked his workouts with energetic vigor.
16196 Competent having adequate ability or skill in a certain area Although the surgery is a difficult one, a competent surgeon will have no problem performing the operation.
16197 Roseate too optimistic; unrealistic The hopeful girl’s attitude towards life was too roseate for her realistic mother’s tastes.
16198 Juggernaut a large item that is seen as unstoppable and can destroy anything in its way With over a billion hits each day, Google is the juggernaut of search engines.
16199 Liniment a topical solution used to alleviate stiffness or pain Because of arthritic pain, I usually apply liniment to my legs every night.
16200 Fuel to supply or power something When you realize that food is a fuel used to propel your body, you will begin to choose healthier chow.
16201 Mediate to help solve conflicts My husband is the one who usually has to mediate the disagreements between our sons.
16202 Antic bizarre in a grotesque yet funny way The odd older man was known for his antic behavior and tendency to walk the streets dressed as a dead clown.
16203 Awestruck filled with the sentiments of wonder and awe The little boy was awestruck by the holiday fireworks display.
16204 Jest words that are spoken as humor When confronted by the teacher, the student said his words were in jest and not meant to be taken seriously.
16205 Outcome an action that takes place after a triggering event When the jury filed back into the courtroom, the outcome of the trial was delivered to the packed courtroom.
16206 Beloved describing someone who is much loved When the beloved actor died, his passing was mourned by millions of people.
16207 Efficiency the state of being efficient and proficient The cleaning efficiency of the washing machine decreases when too many items are added at once.
16208 Fizzle to finish something or die out slowly Karen’s and John’s argument about money began to fizzle out when a bonus check just arrived in the mail.
16209 Proposal a plan or suggestion A proposal to increase property taxes has been strongly opposed by homeowners.
16210 Smog fog or haze that is polluted with smoke Thick smog filled the air outside of the huge factory, polluting the sky all around the plant.
16211 Hagiography a type of biography that is about the life of a saint The author’s most famous work was a hagiography about Mother Teresa.
16212 Aperture a gap such as a hole or cavity The missile left a gigantic aperture in the wall of the terrorist’s hideout.
16213 Anthropomorphic having attributes of humans The boy’s favorite cartoon stars an anthropomorphic cat who talks and walks like a person.
16214 Formative able to affect an individual or thing The teen years are a formative time in an individual’s life because this is when one’s identity is formed.
16215 Gaffe an obvious error or mistake Because of the quarterback’s gaffe, our team lost the big game.
16216 Latch to fasten a door or gate with a latch or a lock We had to latch the door closed with a lock so it would not fly open when it got windy, since the last storm made a mess.
16217 Ruefully in a way that expresses regret The little boys ruefully apologized for breaking the window.
16218 Roulette a gambling game in which players bet on which compartment of a revolving wheel that a small ball will land in As the ball spun around the roulette wheel, the gamblers bet on which number it would land in.
16219 Dispel to cause to depart or be broken apart The flowers from my husband do not dispel the fact I believe he is cheating on me.
16220 Agon a contest or public celebration of games that took place in ancient Greece During the agon, two of Greece’s toughest warriors battled until one of them was killed.
16221 Dismissive showing disregard, indicating rejection My mom seems to be dismissive of us now that she started a new job and works long hours.
16222 Tipsy just slightly drunk Because my wife has a low tolerance for alcohol, she gets a little tipsy after just one glass of wine.
16223 Communicator one who can skillfully convey ideas or information Because he is a very poor communicator, Chris rarely talks to his wife about anything.
16224 Pitiable deserving pity or sympathy Even though Mary lost her job, I don’t find it to be pitiable because she has already found a better one.
16225 Chasten to punish or reprimand in order to correct As a parent, I don’t feel spanking is a good way to chasten your kids.
16226 Qualify to become eligible or suitable for something To qualify for a housing loan, the applicant had to raise his credit score by several points.
16227 Misdemeanor a minor crime After driving her vehicle on a suspended license, the woman was slapped by the court with a misdemeanor requiring her to pay a fine and spend the night in jail.
16228 Crotchety grouchy Angry about being placed in the nursing home, the crotchety man chased his nurses with his cane.
16229 Orthography the aspect of language that is associated with spelling While the punctuation in the paper was fine, the writing contained many misspellings that revealed a weakness in orthography.
16230 Sweeten to make something sweeter in taste The tea didn’t taste very good, so I used some sugar to sweeten it.
16231 Worry give way to anxiety or unease; allow one’s mind to dwell on difficulty or troubles She tried not to worry about her test grade, but because it made up 60% of her grade she couldn’t help panicking.
16232 Autocracy a government type in which one person has boundless power The country is an autocracy that is controlled solely by a member of the royal family.
16233 Outlaw a criminal who has disobeyed the law but has not been captured yet Everyone who passed by the wanted poster of the dangerous outlaw wanted to find him so they could get the reward money.
16234 Pushing exerting force on something by pressing against it Sharon spends her afternoon at the park pushing her little sister on the swing.
16235 Erupt to violently eject Fearing that the volcano would erupt momentarily, the local authorities issued an immediate evacuation notice.
16236 Checkered having a pattern of alternating squares, usually with two colors The children used a red and black checkered gameboard and rounded pieces to play checkers before dinner.
16237 Brand a type of product manufactured by a company under a specific name I like to use the Gain brand of washing detergent, but my mother prefers the smell of Tide.
16238 Go to move or travel from one place to another Every time I go to the store, I drive past a fruit stand with yummy grapes.
16239 Befitting suitable Many people do not believe short dresses are befitting for women over the age of forty.
16240 Predisposed to be inclined to act in a certain way or have a certain condition Because of my passion for athletics, I am predisposed to playing a variety of sports.
16241 Lyric a line of a song or poem Each lyric of the song must be memorized before the singer takes the stage.
16242 Asymmetry lack of equivalence or balance (symmetry) between parts The slight asymmetry of the woman’s face made it seem like one of her eyes was wider than the other.
16243 Dichotomous divided into two separate parts Looking at the dichotomous cell under the microscope, the scientist studied each of its two sections.
16244 Askance with doubt or suspicion As the police officer listened to the woman’s crazy story, he could not help but look askance at her.
16245 Inferiority the fact of being around people who are more capable than you I had a feeling of inferiority when everyone around me could answer the questions easily except for me.
16246 Censurable deserving censure or blame The movie was censurable, due to the extreme violence that was unsuitable for minors.
16247 Baroque having a great deal of decorative embellishment; also referring to a time period in which heavy ornamentation was used in design, music, and art The elaborate architecture of the baroque dwelling seemed out of place in the neighborhood of simply-designed homes.
16248 Related connected; associated, belonging The two girls are cousins, related because their mothers are sisters.
16249 Sluggard a generally lazy and unproductive person Jonas was your typical sluggard who loved nothing more than laying in his bed and playing video games all day.
16250 Sniff bringing in air through the nose in order to smell something Having the carsick woman sniff and taste ginger helped her to feel a little better.
16251 Wavering hesitating or becoming doubtful about a decision Becky’s trust in her husband is wavering, and she is beginning to wonder if getting married was a good idea.
16252 Frantically in an anxious way We frantically cleaned the house before our mother came home from work.
16253 Inoperative out-of-order because of defect or out of use The vehicle’s motor shut down, rendering it inoperative and unable to be driven home.
16254 Colonnade architectural pillars in front of a building Many ancient cities’ buildings have a colonnade stretching across the front for tourists to enter through.
16255 Proxy one who has been given permission to act for another When my husband and I are out of the country, my sister is the proxy who signs legal documents for our children.
16256 Pulchritudinous having great physical beauty Jack loves to stand in front of his mirror, staring at his pulchritudinous face.
16257 Hearty enthusiastic and warmhearted Santa’s hearty laugh warmed the hearts of all the children.
16258 Fuse to combine into one thing In the cooking contest, I will fuse Mexican and French recipes to make a dish I will refer to as Frexican.
16259 Counsel a lawyer or attorney The man decided to find new legal counsel since his current attorney doesn’t seem to care about his case.
16260 Connate inherit beliefs or ideas existing in a person since birth The boy had a connate love for music since he was born.
16261 Nerves a person’s mental state or perceived source of emotional control The anxious player’s nerves were on edge as he waited to see if he would be drafted in the first round.
16262 Receptive ready to receive new ideas or concepts When you are in a more receptive mood, I would like to discuss how you plan to pay these bills.
16263 Mawkish being overly sentimental to the point it comes across as fake or silly The star’s mawkish poem at her mentor’s funeral was so insincere that most of the guests rolled their eyes.
16264 Measure to gage or calculate an amount Using a cup to measure ¼ cup, the chef sifted just the right amount into the bowl.
16265 Eldritch creepy and peculiar in an unnatural way Thunderous storms and a dark starless night created the perfect scene for watching the eldritch movie.
16266 Correspondence messages exchanged between people In times of war, my mother often sends correspondence to active duty servicemen.
16267 Hanker to yearn or pine to do something After years of an unhappy marriage, the man begin to hanker to have an affair.
16268 Conceive to come up with a plan or idea Our team leader is counting on us to conceive a fix for the server error before our client deadline.
16269 Neglect to abandon or ignore When you have children and work a full-time job, you may neglect your appearance because it is not important anymore.
16270 Magnate a wealthy and influential business person My grandfather was considered a very influential and wealthy oil magnate.
16271 Crossly in an angry or irritated manner Eva reacted crossly when she learned that she was not chosen for the solo part.
16272 Rapidity quickness; swiftness Mashing the buttons with great rapidity, the toddler quickly locked his mother’s phone with his insistent pressing.
16273 Viscera internal organs, specifically the body’s intestines The viscera are where the body makes its last attempt to gain any nutrients from food before pushing the remainder out of the body.
16274 Lather (of soap) a frothy white mass of bubbles Using a rag and soap, the bather continued to foam the bubbles into a frothy lather.
16275 Meandering following a winding course The bloodhound was meandering through the woods, following the haphazard trail left by its prey.
16276 Destiny what’s meant to be; fixed order of things; a power that determines your future I believe that my destiny has been so arranged from the beginning, and that there is a higher force at play.
16277 Magnify to boost or enhance something, making it appear larger My sister is an exaggerator who likes to magnify even the smallest symptoms when she is sick.
16278 Plumber a person who installs and repairs water supply and sanitation pipes A plumber specializes in installing and maintaining systems used for water, sewage, and drainage.
16279 Incredulous unbelievable; cannot accept as true The lottery winner was incredulous and could not believe his good fortune.
16280 Yes given as a positive or agreeing answer when asked a question Yes, I can sell you two new pairs of shoes for the rice of one.
16281 Arbitrary not done for any particular reason; chosen or done at random In spite of the cold weather, we made an arbitrary trip to the beach.
16282 Charitable generous in giving to those in need Charitable donations were made to help those who lost their homes during the flood.
16283 Commercialism majorly focusing on making money Due to the commercialism of Christmas, many true Christians are foregoing buying presents and remembering the true meaning of the holiday.
16284 Forgotten something that can no longer be remembered or recalled Alicia struggled to recall the forgotten phone number but never could remember it.
16285 Insurgent a rebel; one of several people who take up arms against the local state authority For his crimes against the state, he was tried as an enemy insurgent.
16286 Escaped got free from; fled The prisoner escaped from his jail cell, chiseling his way out of the building and hopping over the fence.
16287 Population Density the number of people living in each unit of an area, such as a square mile The population of the town is forty thousand, but the population density of the town is only seven hundred people per square mile.
16288 Accusatory blaming a person or group for something My wife’s accusatory questions are starting to disrupt our marriage.
16289 Unmatched referring to something that has no equal The duelist’s skills were unmatched, with no one being able to beat him in a sword fight in the last twenty years.
16290 Birther a person who believes former President Barack Obama was not born in the United States and should have been disqualified from being president The birther is adamant that President Obama was born in Kenya and not the United States.
16291 Misguide to lead someone astray or in the wrong direction Lying to the detectives, the suspect tried to misguide the officers and get them off of his trail.
16292 Export to send to another nation for retail purposes If the country did not have oil to export, it would be a very poor nation.
16293 Tautology speech or text in which something is restated unnecessarily The politician’s advertisement was simply tautology he restated several times within a thirty second period.
16294 Coagulate to thicken a liquid to a solid or semi-solid state If you let the pudding sit for two hours, it will coagulate into a congealed dessert.
16295 Declared stated openly; professed to others The president declared a state of emergency after a hurricane hit the east coast.
16296 Bare naked, uncovered Jason made a bare handed catch deep in the outfield, which made him cry out in pain.
16297 Required needed to complete a task Because she doesn’t have all of the required ingredients to make the dish, the chef will have to make a trip to the grocery store.
16298 Anomie social instability caused by erosion of standards and values Carl claims that the children of gangsters are prone to anomie because they were never raised with a sense of right and wrong.
16299 Same identical It’s strange to think that the mountains we see today are the same mountains people saw a thousand years ago.
16300 Would an intent to have done something in the past Last year, I would have gone to see my father if I had time to do so.
16301 Stature a level of prestige earned for a deed or achievement As a five-time Grammy winner, Aretha has a huge stature in the music community.
16302 Excited filled with enthusiasm and eagerness The excited young man was ready to begin his lessons right away so he could learn to play an instrument.
16303 Unmistakable definite and obvious A deadly hurricane will have unmistakable devastation because past storms have always caused destruction.
16304 Commodity an item that can be purchased and retailed Oil is the country’s most profitable commodity.
16305 Presage to give a warning something unpleasant may occur in the future If the unpopular president is reelected, his win will presage a countrywide protest.
16306 Teeter to be unsteady or to wobble The judges held their breaths as they watched the normally skilled gymnast teeter on the edge of the balance beam.
16307 Chattel personal property that can be relocated In many countries, the woman has no rights and is considered to be the husband’s chattel.
16308 Reacted acted in response; behaved in a certain way as a reply The inmate reacted with anger after being told that he wasn’t getting out of jail.
16309 Fulsome extreme flattering to the point of excess The stranger’s fulsome attention put me on edge.
16310 Colonist a founder of a colony; a person who settles in a new colony A simple colonist alerted the citizens with the oncoming British soldiers, and he became known as Paul Revere.
16311 Strategy a plan of action intended to accomplish a specific goal His strategy for winning the election included focusing on creating jobs.
16312 Underfoot something positioned under one’s feet As the boys ran through the woods, the only thing you could hear was laughing and the crunching of the leaves underfoot.
16313 Granite stonework Granite steps lead into an immaculate foyer where stonework continued into the sitting room.
16314 Chooses refers to the act of making a decision or selection She chooses to be flexible and adaptable, rather than being rigid and inflexible.
16315 Redoubtable a difficult challenger or challenge Despite his intense workouts, the boxer was no match for his redoubtable competitor who held several title belts.
16316 Plaudit a showing of approval or applause As my daughter accepted her award, she blushed upon hearing the principal’s gracious plaudit.
16317 Sailed traveled by water The explorers sailed across the Atlantic Ocean looking for new land to start a colony on.
16318 Mote a tiny piece of something A small mote of glass entered my foot, so tiny that I wasn’t able to pull it out without tweezers.
16319 Emotional of or relating to the emotions After more information unfolded, it appears the woman in question has severe emotional issues that should be dealt with.
16320 Cut off a selected stoppage level in something As the children walked up to the roller coaster ride, they were upset that they were too short because the cut off height was taller than they were.
16321 Brotherhood a friendship bond between two men or a group of men A bond of brotherhood held the soldiers together even after they left the military.
16322 Republic a nation governed by elected officials After the king was dethroned, the country became a republic led by a democratically selected leader.
16323 Grin a smile When he realized that he won the prize, a grin appeared on the man’s once sullen face.
16324 Lolly a candy lollipop or sucker The pig-tailed schoolgirl licked on the lolly, refusing to share with her younger brother who had no candy.
16325 Mane long and thick hair associated with the head of a mammal After not cutting his mane for forty years, the man had hair that fell to his knees.
16326 Marksmanship the skill or ability to shoot at a target accurately Known for her marksmanship, Annie Oakley of the Wild West won her first shooting contest when she was just eight years old.
16327 Emulation the desire to equal or excel someone else in qualities or actions Growing up, Rick was absorbed with sports emulation and he wanted to play for the Jets one day.
16328 Rummage to look for something by searching through the contents in an area The dog will rummage through the garbage for food when it gets hungry.
16329 Stirred to blend elements together with a utensil On the Homemade Food Cooking Show, the chef stirred the gumbo with a large wooden spoon.
16330 Diagram a drawing or graph that represents the workings of something in a simplified manner I was unable to understand how the plan was going to work until the group leader created an easy to follow diagram on the board.
16331 Empathize to understand and share the feelings of another Because she too had lost a parent to cancer, Jacie was able to empathize with the way Candace grieved her mother’s passing.
16332 Anticlimactic lacking climax, disappointing or ironically insignificant following of impressive foreshadowing Although the child anticipated that the gift would bring him endless enjoyment, it quickly turned into an anticlimactic experience.
16333 Disinter to take out of the grave or tomb; to unbury; to exhume; to dig up They needed to disinter the body to retest for forensic evidence.
16334 Fuchsia a vivid color that is a mixture of purple and red A mix between purple and red, the pinkish fuchsia flower was the most vibrant of all those in the vase.
16335 Hastily moving or acting with speed or urgency With a dangerous hurricane approaching, he hastily gathered his things and fled his home.
16336 Romantic behavior or items that represent a sign of love and/or affection Sending a romantic letter to his crush was the guy’s latest effort to gain the woman’s heart.
16337 Hiatus a period of time when something is stopped After Mary had a baby, she took a brief hiatus from work.
16338 Waggish acting in a mischievous manner The waggish teenage boys kept tripping on the ground in hopes of attracting the attention of the pretty girls.
16339 Repent to feel sorrow or regret for what one has done I insisted that I had no need to repent because I never did anything wrong.
16340 Ravenous very hungry As a ravenous carnivore, Adam was sure that he would be able to finish the 4-pound steak in an hour.
16341 Hijinks mischievious shenanigans or play Many witnesses could hear the hijinks in the park as the laughing teenagers covered a car in toilet paper.
16342 Rabble a disorderly mob or crowd An angry rabble gathered outside of the courthouse and threw bottles at the mob on the other side of the street.
16343 Smock a flowing shirt or dress that is fitted near the top with a type of stitching Due to my grandmother’s love of sewing and knitting, she would sew a smock for me to wear because I always like a decorated neckline.
16344 Cesspool a circumstance or place that is corrupt and/or filthy Because the bar is filled with drug addicts and killers, it’s a real cesspool.
16345 Panache a showy self-assured manner or style As a master chef, Gordon executes each dish with panache.
16346 Backed supported; agreed with The political candidate was backed by several donors who didn’t mind supporting him financially.
16347 Paying giving money that is due for goods or services received The couple is paying 900 dollars a month in rent to live in a small apartment in the country.
16348 Aggravated angry or irritated, usually over a small problem or inconvenience Becoming aggravated with the puzzle, the toddler threw all of the pieces on the floor and began to cry.
16349 Explanation a description of something or someone in order to clarify it When the new employee was going through her job orientation, the boss provided an explanation of the tasks she would need to perform.
16350 Lance a long, thin pole with a sharp point carried by horsemen Every tribesman carries around a lance whose tip is so sharp that it pierces the flesh at the slightest touch.
16351 Abstruse difficult to understand Some of the classic novels are too abstruse for beginning readers to understand.
16352 Foretaste a sample of something one will have or endure later The rain was just a foretaste of the approaching hurricane.
16353 Pococurante not feeling concerned Due to her pococurante attitude toward the homeless, the woman simply walked by the starving children on the streets.
16354 Anniversary the date on which an even took place the year before Celebrating their anniversary with a candlelit dinner, the couple was happy to be married for another year.
16355 Portent a signal something is about to occur The thunder was a portent of an approaching storm.
16356 Affluent wealthy, rich Only affluent families could afford the top-dollar price tags attached to the homes in that neighborhood.
16357 Rapine the taking of another’s property by force To prevent rapine during the war, many people hid their most valuable possessions.
16358 Intriguing of interest; triggering a wish to know more The movie looks intriguing so I’m definitely going to see it.
16359 Stem the main stalk of a plant where the leaves and the flowers branch off of Quickly, Henry yanked the stem of a flower while his sweetheart’s back was turned and gave it to her after she turned around.
16360 Withering shriveling or fading away After a few days of being removed from the garden and placed in the vase, the withering roses began to fade away.
16361 Forfeit to lose or give up something A lack of players caused the team to forfeit the game.
16362 Requested to be asked for A soldier came in and requested a pack of cigarettes today, but as quartermaster I couldn’t provide him with something like that.
16363 Technocracy a ruling power who governs with heavy reliance on technology In many science fiction novels, the world is ruled by a technocracy where scientists and technology reign supreme.
16364 Raffle a lottery-style game where people buy tickets for a prize and one or more tickets is drawn at random During the Farmerville County Fair, people purchased tickets for a raffle to win a prize-winning chicken only if their ticket was drawn.
16365 Exceedingly extremely; to a great extent As my debt rose and income increased, it seemed exceedingly difficult to survive month to month.
16366 Deserted abandoned, without people It was a strong clue that the restaurant either had poor service or terrible food since it looked deserted.
16367 Deus ex Machina describes a situation in which a hopeless scenario is resolved by an unexpected and highly fortunate power or event, usually as a poor plot device in writing The hero was cornered by the enemy and essentially defeated, but he was saved by a Deus ex Machina when he magically acquired a new power to defeat his enemies seemingly for no reason.
16368 Macroscopic able to be seen with the eye If the item to be examined is macroscopic, then a scientist won’t need a microscope to view it.
16369 Scurry to move rapidly using small steps The mouse tried to scurry under the door.
16370 Blurt to say something suddenly and without thought Sam couldn’t help but blurt out his idea in the middle of the meeting, even though no one asked him.
16371 Swiftly quickly or promptly The car moved swiftly down the road at eighty miles an hour.
16372 Coerce to make someone do something by using force or threats The bully tried to coerce the small kids into giving him their lunch money.
16373 Heading a title or caption that is found at the top of a page The editor placed the heading “Global Warming is Real” at the very top of the magazine page.
16374 Herd a cluster of individuals or animals who share something in common A herd of children ran across the field in search of Easter eggs.
16375 Tolerant the attribute of being able to endure something in particular Most desert creatures are quite tolerant to the heat of the sun, so they can resist it better than non-native creatures.
16376 Rote without thought; by habit or routine By singing the alphabet song throughout the day, my daughter is learning her letters by rote.
16377 Unclaimed not being requested or demanded by the person who owns it All of the unclaimed luggage was taken to the airport’s lost in found in hopes that the owners would come looking for it.
16378 Colonel a high Army rank above Lieutenant Colonel but below Brigadier General The Colonel is a high enough rank to be in charge of a major military offensive, but he still answers to the generals above him.
16379 Bibulous related to alcohol consumption After a bibulous night of barhopping, Gail wasn’t in a condition to drive home.
16380 Propulsive having the power to move forward When she got sick, the force of her stomach tensing was propulsive.
16381 Admonitory conveying a warning The teacher’s voice had an admonitory tone as she told the students to stop talking or lose recess.
16382 Elegiac communicating mourning or sorrow The elegiac poem brought everyone to tears during the funeral.
16383 Vivaciousness liveliness; energy Known for her vivaciousness, Andi is considered the life of the party in her hometown.
16384 Undergo to experience; go through She had to undergo anesthesia for her operation.
16385 Nucleotide the fundamental components of RNA and DNA In order to fully understand a person’s genetic makeup, the scientist will have to first analyze the person’s nucleotide.
16386 Hillbilly a primitive rural person who lives in or around the mountains We expected to see a hillbilly because we were traveling to the Appalachian Mountains and understood people who lived there had never experienced the rest of the world.
16387 Opus a significant work from an artist, writer, or other creative individual The songwriter worked day and night on the opus he prayed would make him famous.
16388 Icicle a hanging piece of ice that is formed when dripping water freezes In order for an icicle to grow, a constant flowing stream of water must be moving over the ice.
16389 Remorse guilt or regret for a misdeed The psychopath appeared content and showed no remorse during the murder trial.
16390 Vehemently to do something forcefully and often passionately The scorned young woman vehemently rejected her ex-boyfriend’s pleas to forgive him.
16391 Disclose to reveal information; disclose During the interview, the would-be informant agreed to disclose what he knew about the crime.
16392 Utilitarianism an theory that says actions that are harmful to certain individuals are justified if they help the majority Because the focus is on the whole and not individual needs, societies practicing utilitarianism have laws like population control.
16393 Taint to contaminate or pollute something The spilled chemicals worked to taint the experiment, forcing the students to start over.
16394 Mellifluous having a smooth, flowing sound The actor has a mellifluous voice that could lull anyone into a deep sleep.
16395 Pavement a smooth concrete surface Since the cement had not dried yet, the pavement was roped off so no one would walk on it.
16396 Subsided to decrease to a less intense level After I took the medicine, the pain in my leg subsided.
16397 Strand a single piece of something such as thread, rope, or hair Since the wind caused her hair to blow in her face, a single strand of hair got caught in her left eye.
16398 Joyous full of joy; happy A joyous celebration such as this requires cake, music, and elaborate decorations!
16399 Guilty responsible for wrongdoing Because he was guilty of the crime, Charles was sent to the slammer for several years.
16400 Lustful feeling strong sexual desires Because he always talked about sex, it was obvious that Dina’s new boyfriend only had lustful intentions.
16401 Incapacity the physical or mental inability to take care of something My incapacity for calculus has led me to focus on the language arts rather than the mathematics I can’t seem to comprehend.
16402 Merchandising the selling of products through promotion in a retail store Tina is in charge of morning merchandizing, so she spends most of her shift organizing soaps and other beauty products on the store’s shelves.
16403 Majorly in the most important or notable way The drug dealing pimp majorly changed his lifestyle from a criminal to a legitimate pastor.
16404 Groped searched without light or certainty In the dark, I groped for the light switch.
16405 Impetuous acting without thinking—done impulsively; sudden decision We made an impetuous decision to go swimming in the lake in December.
16406 Protuberance something that protrudes or sticks out from something else A hairy protuberance from the woman’s nose stuck out just enough to make the neighborhood children think she was a witch.
16407 Potentially with a possibility to occur or become reality in the future Because he did not study for the final test, Mark could potentially fail the class.
16408 Floccinaucinihilipilification approximating something as of having no value or rubbish Since there was very little education derived from comics, teachers rarely used them as reading material due to this floccinaucinihilipilification.
16409 Unresponsive having an absence of reaction or awareness When the boys stumbled upon a dead body, they poked him but received an unresponsive reply or action.
16410 Dissipation gradual loss or fading Having worked nearly all day, I could practically feel the dissipation of my the bundle of energy I had woken up with this morning.
16411 Clouded made unclear or muddled Illegal drugs clouded the man’s judgment and made it difficult for him to make a responsible decision.
16412 Invent create, conceive or originate Benjamin Franklin did invent electricity using his kite and key experiment even though many people credit Thomas Edison’s development of the light bulb.
16413 Perpetrator one who performs a crime or offence None of the students in the class would identify the perpetrator who stole the teacher’s watch.
16414 Warp to twist into a different or abnormal shape If the chair gets wet, the wood will warp and make the furniture uncomfortable for sitting.
16415 Acquiescent willing to acquiesce, accept or agree to something without objection, protest or resistance Parents often desire their children to be acquiescent, obeying commands and requests without any issue.
16416 Opacity a blurriness or cloudiness look to something Due to the opacity of the lenses in my glasses, I could not read the print on the pages of my book.
16417 Reorientation the process of changing something direction or focus With the joining of a new pastor, the church’s beliefs and rule system underwent a reorientation.
16418 Widespread affecting a large area or number of people The widespread outages that our state experienced last month were due to the big tornado.
16419 Amour a secret lover Kissing his amour goodbye, the lovesick man could not bear to part from his secret lover.
16420 Obedient conforming or submitting to someone’s wishes or demands Only obedient children were permitted to participate in the field trip since the teachers could trust their behavior to be appropriate at the museum.
16421 Caterwaul producing a sharp howling or wailing noise, often made by or resembling the sound of a cat The lost feline began to caterwaul, letting out a shrill wail as he roamed the city streets.
16422 Percolate to gradually penetrate During the gas leak, the fumes seemed to percolate the entire house.
16423 Limited Government a situation where a government’s power is restricted by law Thanks to the limited government of the U.S., the government can’t search your home without a warrant.
16424 Typify to represent what is normal or typical The smart student seemed to typify the overly bright and gifted group of children.
16425 Undistinguished ordinary; unremarkable Sometimes the celebrity wished for an ordinary and undistinguished life where he wasn’t followed around constantly.
16426 First of all to happen prior to anything else “First of all, we need to pray for the children killed in the bomb blast,” the priest said to the congregation and then they prayed for all the other problems.
16427 Appreciation recognition and enjoyment of something Nothing irritates me more than when I hold the door open for a stranger and they don’t show any appreciation whatsoever.
16428 Subjunctive an action verb form that explains a desire or want to do something Once the student found the subjunctive verb in the sentence, he was able to find the direct object.
16429 Decriminalization to make a particular act no longer illegal by changing a law The decriminalization of marijuana use has already taken place in several states, and even more areas will be making it legal soon.
16430 Dachshund a breed of dog also referred to as a “weenie dog” because of its short legs and long body The long-bodied dachshund wagged its tail as it stretched out in the noon-day sun.
16431 Restless uneasy and edgy Thinking about the tomorrow’s speech in front of hundreds of people, Sally tossed and turned during her restless sleep.
16432 Building a structure that has a roof, walls, and a door The roof of the old barn is caving in, so the farmer has decided to tear the building down this spring.
16433 Supersonic a speed that travels faster than sound These aircraft tolerate a wide range of pilot demands from absurdly low speeds to supersonic flight.
16434 Predestination the doctrine that everything has been foreordained by a God or by fate The priest believed in predestination and never worried about things that were to come.
16435 Grievance an aggravation or complaint As Phil typed his grievance about the store’s poor customer service, he hoped he would receive a response from the corporate office.
16436 Pirate the act of stealing or reproducing a copyrighted work for profit Many people pirate games and music from the internet by downloading them illegally and free of charge.
16437 Warily carefully; with caution The wealthy woman watched warily as the three suspicious men walked by her luxury car.
16438 Incontrovertible cannot deny or disprove; unable to change form Failing grades revealed an incontrovertible fact: no student properly studied for the test.
16439 Fait accompli already completed and unchangeable The low grade on my project was a fait accompli the teacher saw no reason to alter.
16440 Assiduous showing hard work and care that is brought about by attention to detail That was very assiduous of you to finish those financial reports weeks ahead of schedule.
16441 Communication the ability or act of talking with another person either in person or through some other medium to exchange information The campers were cut off from communication with their friends and family members when their cellphones lost service deep in the woods.
16442 Resign to voluntarily leave a job or position To avoid being fired from his teaching gig, the incompetent coach decided to resign and leave on his own accord.
16443 Narcissistic obsessed with one’s importance and/or physical appearance. The narcissistic teenager cannot walk more than fifty feet without checking her appearance in her pocket mirror.
16444 Backbite to talk or gossip about someone in a way that is spiteful or mean Grace makes an effort not to backbite or discuss others negatively while at school.
16445 Blustery blowing in loud and abrupt bursts During the blizzard, the blustery wind echoed eerily throughout the house.
16446 Iffy uncertain or unsettled I am iffy on taking the job offer since the hours are long and the pay is a little low.
16447 Cagey uncommunicative; unwilling or hesitant to give information Coca Cola acted in a very cagey fashion when I attempted to find out the ingredients of their soft drinks.
16448 Pole a long round piece of wood, plastic or metal Due to the strong winds today, a tree hit a power pole and knocked it down across the road.
16449 State to say something, either out loud or on paper Eli will state his case to the judge in the morning in hopes that he will rule in his favor.
16450 Adequate enough; good enough Adequate water intake is necessary for your body to function properly.
16451 Pittance a tiny amount of something The housekeeper was unable to pay her bills with the pittance her employers paid her.
16452 Unpropitious not favorable of likely to produce a good result The candidate’s unpropitious speak is unlikely to win him any votes.
16453 Moribund being in the state of dying Because the wounded man has lost a great deal of blood, he is moribund and probably will not make it through the night.
16454 Preconceived an idea or opinion that is formed before having the information, evidence, or experience to back up its truthfulness The experiment was only successful because the scientist did not let his preconceived notions affect the results.
16455 Gallon a fluid measurement that equates to sixteen pints The mother knew she would need to buy a gallon of milk in order for her family of four to have enough milk for the week.
16456 Doting showing someone that you love and care them very much The doting mother waited on her children hand and foot, even into adulthood.
16457 Accused charged with an offense or crime Although he has been accused of burning down the building, the suspect has not been proven guilty.
16458 Wearable something that is able to be suitably worn The snuggie is an invention that is like a wearable blanket because it keeps people warm but has sleeves and a neckline.
16459 Travelogue a telling of the places visited and things experienced by a traveler The movie we saw was a documentary, a travelogue that showed us all the places the main character had visited throughout his life.
16460 Phenomenon a person or thing that is often awe-inspiring because of its unique quality The four-year-old boy was considered a phenomenon because he could play the piano like a master pianist.
16461 Poised having self-confidence and self-assurance Poised and confident, the valedictorian delivered a commencement speech that was just as entertaining as it was inspiring.
16462 Kibitzer an onlooker who offers unwanted advice or commentary The kibitzer stood at the edge of the chess table irritating the players with his unwanted tips.
16463 Scintillating remarkably witty The host’s scintillating conversations with celebrities have earned her numerous awards.
16464 Absquatulate to depart hurriedly Before the thief could absquatulate with the diamonds, he was surrounded by police officers.
16465 Sew to create or repair by making stitches with a needle and thread The cut on her cheek was so deep that the doctor had to sew a few stitches to mend it together.
16466 Cried shed tears from one’s eyes because of a strong emotion like sadness or joy The baby cried and cried, shrieking loudly until his mother came to see why he was upset.
16467 Saccharine romantic or sentimental to the point of sounding silly My boss talks about her dog in such a saccharine way you would think she is talking about a human child.
16468 Vibration shaking; back and forth movement The vibration of the earthquake shook the city for several minutes.
16469 Wet covered with a liquid, usually water The floor is still wet from where I spilled soda on it.
16470 Skiff a boat small enough for sailing or rowing by one person The fisherman hoped that the small skiff would be able to hold all of the fish he caught.
16471 All the rage of current or latest fashion Bubble jackets were all the rage last year, but this year, furry coats are in style.
16472 Persimmon a reddish-orange sweet fruit that is similar to a plum After pulling a persimmon off the tree, the young girl took a bite into the juicy rosy produce tasting its sugary flesh.
16473 Out-of-towner a person from outside of a particular town or city Everyone in Boston could tell that Paula was an out-of-towner because of her southern accent.
16474 Poultice a soft, heated and medicated substance, that is spread on cloth over the skin to treat an aching, inflamed, or painful part of the body Applying a thick layer of poultice to the burn stopped it from welting.
16475 Cabal a collection of people who come together to work against something or someone Hundreds of workers formed a cabal to demonstrate their dissatisfaction with the firm’s healthcare plan.
16476 Googly rolling in an unfocused way Googly and rolling around, the girl’s eyes continued to pitch as she had a seizure.
16477 Logorrhea excessive wordiness with minor or sometimes incoherent talkativeness Unlike our previous teacher whose logorrhea filled her lectures, this year’s teacher speaks so much more sparingly.
16478 Frost the thin, white layer of ice that forms in the air when the temperature is below freezing During the early morning hours, a light layer of frost covered the cool windows.
16479 Reel to lose balance or feel dizzy As I started to reel and feel faint, I realized my date had put something in my drink.
16480 Turbine an engine that provides power because a wheel or a rotor is continually turning due to pressure from fast moving liquid The turbine used water and a rotor to power the boat down the mighty Mississippi.
16481 Attendance the number of people present at an event Attendance at the concert was low because the ticket prices were so high.
16482 Supernatural something of the other world, spooky, scary things that are not natural or normal Although he doubted the existence of supernatural beings, he was intrigued by the idea of ghosts.
16483 Commencement graduation ceremony in which diplomas or degrees are confirmed Preparing her commencement speech, the Valedictorian wanted to find a moving quote to speak to her fellow graduates.
16484 Hearken to listen Confident and proud, the young man refused to hearken his parents’ advice.
16485 Capacitate make someone capable of a particular action or legally competent to act in a particular way Years of school capacitate the lawyer to give great legal defense to his client.
16486 Acquiescence the acceptance of something without protest The eventual acquiescence by the British led to the ending of the Revolutionary War and the founding of a nation.
16487 Modulate to control or regulate Several chemicals coming from the brain modulate appetite, controlling when the body feels hungry.
16488 Blubber to talk while crying The weeping toddler would blubber her response to her mom when asked if she was sorry for slapping his brother.
16489 Doctrine a belief or collection of beliefs observed by a particular group Because David was opposed to some elements of the church’s doctrine, he decided to find another place to worship.
16490 Occult relating to magical or supernatural abilities The occult show about a group of teenage witches living together is one of the highest rated shows on television.
16491 Double Jeopardy a constitutional clause that makes it illegal for charge/retry someone for the same crime they were already prosecuted for Even though OJ wrote a book about committing murder, it would be double jeopardy to try him again after his acquittal.
16492 Eternal never ending; lasting forever Romeo and Juliet believed that they had an eternal love that would last even after death.
16493 Complicity the condition of being involved in an act of wrongdoing Your complicity in the crime is probably going to earn you five years in prison.
16494 Molecule a group of atoms that are bonded together When two atoms join together, a small molecule is created.
16495 Upscale expensive and designed to appeal to wealthy buyers The broke college students couldn’t afford to buy anything at the upscale boutique since the cashmere sweaters, and designer bags were out of their price range.
16496 Bosh nonsense; absurdity Because the celebrity knew the tabloid’s accusations were total bosh, Angelina refused even to acknowledge the claims.
16497 Disinfectant a chemical liquid that destroys germs/bacteria A cleaning product with bleach is an excellent disinfectant since its main ingredients will cause the proteins in bacteria to unfold.
16498 Modeled displayed clothing by wearing it The designer’s assistant modeled a gray sheath dress from with a wool overcoat during the winter show.
16499 Candle a block of wax with a center wick that gives off light when lit Laura bought her mother a three-wicked wax candle that smelled like pumpkin spice when it burned.
16500 Disagreement an argument caused by people having differences of opinion A heated disagreement between the two friends caused them to stop speaking.
16501 Anticlimax a shift from an exciting event to a disappointing event As the story wrapped up, it became apparent that Sonny’s break-up with his girlfriend would be the anticlimax.
16502 Excrescence a protrusion or growth usually in the form of a lump that is the result of sickness After discovering a large excrescence that resembled a bubble on his leg, Miles went to the doctor to have it looked it.
16503 Interrupted to have the flow of something stopped The usually calm flow of the river is interrupted by a human built dam about halfway through it, breaking its stream.
16504 Flair the natural capability to do something very well Anna demonstrated her flair for drama by passing out when her daughter announced she was not going to college.
16505 Waste to misuse something or to use it carelessly The children tend to waste food and never eat half of what they order.
16506 Associative having a connection between two things Research studies have shown time and time again that there is an associative connection between smoking and cancer.
16507 Intuition an ability to immediately understand something without reasoning or proof They say that when you feel something is wrong you should trust your intuition.
16508 Desire a wish, a feeling of want After watching her grandfather die from lung cancer, Cathy lost all desire to smoke.
16509 Demonize to portray something or someone as evil or wicked In divorce court, the bitter wife tried to demonize her ex and pain him in a bad light to the judge.
16510 Dared challenged or faced something dangerous Amelia Earhart dared to fly around the globe, a feat that many men were afraid to take on.
16511 Scoop an exclusive item of news reported by one journalist or news organization before others The tabloid journalist snooped around in the murder suspect’s trash can looking for a scoop that she could craft a story out of.
16512 Hideous extremely ugly or disgusting The con man flashed a hideous smile, giving us the chills.
16513 Servile submissive; willing to serve others Some individuals are so servile that other people take advantage of their submissiveness.
16514 Unmarried single with no legal husband or wife Although she has been with her partner for more than 30 years, Oprah Winfrey remains legally unmarried.
16515 Furnished supplied; provided The charity furnished pillows, blankets, and a hot meal to the homeless men and women sleeping on the streets.
16516 Regulatory something that holds you to the rules Many citizens believe the regulatory laws of the country need changing
16517 Kindle to motivate or inspire The mother hoped the prison inmate’s speech would kindle her son to change his rebellious ways.
16518 Callus an area of thickened skin that forms as a response to repeated friction, pressure, or other irritation The callus on his hand was a result of years of hard work.
16519 Compel to press or force to have something done Sometimes I have to compel my daughter into doing her chores by threatening to keep her allowance.
16520 Senectitude old age; the last stage of life Although she is well into her senectitude, the eighty-year-old woman tries to combat her age with exercise.
16521 Informant a person who gives information to someone else The police claim that a secret informant called and told them who committed the crime.
16522 Victorious conquering and triumphant; having won a victory Because they were victorious against their enemies, the villagers were able to keep their land.
16523 Likable pleasant, friendly, or otherwise easy to like Because she wasn’t very likable, no one wanted to play with the hateful girl on the playground.
16524 Suitable appropriate Dating a twenty year old when you are only fourteen would not be suitable or appropriate.
16525 Dependable able to be depended on Although I do not trust mechanics, I am happy to use Chris because of how dependable he is.
16526 Acknowledge to confirm or admit the truth about something The president will acknowledge the soldiers’ suspicious deaths during his address to the nation.
16527 Ensnare to catch something in a trap The hunter’s plan to ensnare the rabbit was cut short by a storm.
16528 Jump to hop or leap upward, bringing one’s feet off the ground for a short period of time The basketball player tried to jump up high and dunk the ball into the goal.
16529 Tread to walk, step, or trample with your feet In an effort to avoid waking her parents, the girl tread lightly through the entryway.
16530 Fully completely; entirely The fully equipped gym had every type of workout equipment fitness junkies could dream of using.
16531 Fulminate to complain angrily or loudly The disgruntled customer continued to fulminate over a price difference.
16532 Intersperse to spread things out at intervals Before the Easter egg hunt, the grownups will intersperse the candy-filled eggs throughout the field.
16533 Neoclassical in the manner of Ancient Greek or Romans Neoclassical artists model their paintings off of Ancient Greek and Roman masterpieces.
16534 Culture Shock a feeling of unfamiliarity due to someone being thrust into an unexperienced culture or way of life Someone who went from rich and comfortable to rags and poverty would be subject to a massive culture shock due to their previous lifestyle.
16535 Refutation the act of proving something wrong, usually through a speech The lawyer’s refutation of the charges allowed his client to be found guilty and walk free.
16536 Indemnification to reimburse or repay due to damage, injury or deficit Due to a clause for indemnification, the neighbor’s teenager had to give his allowance to the neighbor for weeks until the broken window was repaid.
16537 Gallimaufry a confused mess of things The excuses of the young children was a gallimaufry of nonsense, each of them saying something different that made no sense.
16538 Rebuff to turn down or refuse Since your offer does not benefit me, I will have to rebuff it and walk away empty-handed.
16539 Memo a written message, especially in business The manager of the finance department sent a memo out to employees telling them when the next meeting would be held.
16540 De riguer required by etiquette or current fashion If you want to be a clown, a big red nose is de riguer.
16541 Emotions feelings that we experience in response to certain events and situations John struggled to control his emotions during the heated argument with his partner.
16542 Naturalist someone who studies life and nature While wandering in the forest, a naturalist was walking a trail to determine if there were any new birds in the area.
16543 Grudging forced or unwilling With grudging acceptance, the losing team reluctantly shook the hands of the victors.
16544 Chimerical an invention of an individual’s imagination The company was fined when the government discovered it had used chimerical data to get approval for its new drug.
16545 Inexcusable too bad to be justified or tolerated When her best friend started dating her ex boyfriend, she knew their friendship was over because that kind of betrayal was inexcusable.
16546 Sketchy incomplete in a way that is sketchy and contains few details Although the blueprint draft is still sketchy, we do have a few ideas of how we want our new home to be laid out.
16547 Sect a small religious or political group that separates from a larger group. Sects have many of the same beliefs and practices as the original group, but often have some different doctrines Our family are Mormons, which is a sect of Christianity.
16548 Atheist an individual who doesn’t believe in a higher power or god The atheist wrote a novel disproving the existence of a higher power.
16549 Circular shaped like a circle; round The circular tower was much taller than the ones built in a square shape instead of a rounded one.
16550 Septuagenarian a person who is in the seventy to seventy-nine age range As she approached eighty, the septuagenarian wished that she could stay 79 forever.
16551 Genus a class or group of something, usually used in biology to classify similar animals of different species Because it represents the group, the genus is the first part of an animal’s scientific name.
16552 Breathless panting or gasping for breath The smoker always felt breathless after he coughed and gasped for air.
16553 Filibuster a delaying tactic; a long speech given in order to delay progress or the making of a decision The senator will filibuster to prevent a vote on the bill.
16554 Alley a narrow passageway Walking through the dark alley, Giana thought the passageway seemed to be filled with scary sights at every turn.
16555 Rut a habit or pattern that is hard to change The prize-winning horse seemed to be a rut this year, having come in dead last during the past three races.
16556 Horrify to fill someone with horror or shock them Many young boys like to horrify their female counterparts by doing gross things, such as eating dirt or touching worms or other silly shenanigans.
16557 Chump an easy target for deception The nerdy and awkward boy was such a chump to think that the beautiful girl wanted to date him when she was just using him.
16558 Blameworthy responsible for doing something wrong The most blameworthy of the suspects were given the death penalty for their roles in the crime.
16559 Surf to ride waves in the ocean on a type of board Many hippie boys like water sports in California because the ocean water has big waves to surf on.
16560 Electrocute to die or be harmed by electricity Never step on a downed power line because the live wire could electrocute you.
16561 Criticize to find fault with something It is unfair to criticize teachers for not promoting students who cannot perform at their grade level.
16562 Camouflage a means or attempt to conceal something When we go deer hunting, we dress in camouflage so we can fade into nature’s background.
16563 Eureka a cry of joy or satisfaction exclaimed when one discovers something “Eureka!” Alice exclaimed when she finally figured out the code to the locked safe.
16564 Proficient able to do something very well Because Kurt is a proficient programmer, he earns a high salary for his work.
16565 Heads-up to caution or forewarn beforehand When the weatherman saw an approaching tornado to the town, he gave a heads-up to the citizens to seek shelter immediately.
16566 Truncheon a stick or baton that is carried as a symbol of order and authority The video shows a police officer using his truncheon to beat a suspect in the head.
16567 Deprive to take something away (and keep it away); deny someone of something Max is a racist who wants to deprive black people from their right to vote on election day.
16568 Volitant flying or moving about rapidly During the Jurassic period, volitant creatures flew rapidly around the earth.
16569 Vindictiveness a strong desire for revenge or payback The therapist urged her client to resist vindictiveness and move past the need to seek revenge.
16570 Invalid not binding or acceptable The police officer gave me a ticket for driving with an invalid license.
16571 Logy sluggish and heavy in thought/motion After staying up half of the night studying the exhausted student was logy the next morning.
16572 Biennial taking place in two year intervals The biennial picnic is scheduled to be held in two years.
16573 Acropolis a stronghold or sanctuary used for defensive and religious purposes in ancient Grecian cities In the middle of the city, an acropolis of stone walls was erected to act as a shelter during times of war.
16574 Subject a topic of discussion or written work The student wanted to write her research paper on animals, but her teacher asked her to pick another subject.
16575 Tidy to be orderly and organized Showing a tidy house to the potential buyers left a good impression with them as the house had been taken care of.
16576 Affiliated formally associated with a group or organization After being fired, the doctor was no longer affiliated with the hospital.
16577 Undulate move with a smooth wavelike motion The dancers’ movements were arranged so that they seemed to undulate like dolphins with the music.
16578 Shortening a butter-like fat used in baking, especially pastries Instead of butter, the chef greased the pan with a bit of shortening before he began sautéing his dish.
16579 Contender someone or something that opposes another in the pursuit of the same goal In a game of basketball, each team is a contender to the other, playing against each other for victory.
16580 Printed produced written or visual information (books, pictures, a letter) Ricky printed a love letter for Rhonda, writing down every word that he felt from the heart.
16581 Grope to feel around blindly for something The homeowner began to grope around in the dark in search of a flashlight or candle.
16582 Miraculous astounding in a way that suggests a miracle Her miraculous recovery surprised the hospital staff.
16583 Rumor gossip or a story that is circulating but not confirmed as true Like junior high school girls, the gossiping women spread the malicious rumor all around the office tower.
16584 Imperfect not perfect After misrepresenting herself on her resume, it was obvious to the company that she was really an imperfect candidate for the job.
16585 Blog to add updated information to an online website (blog) that contains personal opinions and comments Lisa likes to blog about cooking, so most of the content she adds to her website is recipes.
16586 Auxiliary a group or team that provides assistance When my grandmother retired, she joined the hospital auxiliary team that visited lonely patients.
16587 Kicked to be forcibly struck with the foot or leg The karate master lifted his leg into the air and kicked his opponent in the head with enough force to knock him out.
16588 Checklist a list of required items or things that need to get done The maid uses a checklist of scrubbing supplies when shopping for things she needs to clean the house.
16589 Effulgent glowing; radiant The effulgent sun was shining brightly as we headed out for our picnic.
16590 Sum an amount added together The total sum of money from the tennis tournament equals over three thousand dollars.
16591 Primogeniture the state of being the firstborn child; an exclusive right of inheritance belonging to the eldest son Although they were twins, the system of primogeniture awarded the estate to the boy who was born first.
16592 One-dimensional superficial; lacking depth After several dates with the shallow woman, Leo decided he couldn’t date someone so one-dimensional.
16593 Oblation a sacrifice offered to God or a god Moses was prepared to offer his son as an oblation to God, but the Lord told him to use a lamb as a sacrifice instead.
16594 Stoop a place to sit that usually is taller than a chair and does not have a back to it The interior designer placed a stool at the breakfast bar in the newly remodeled kitchen.
16595 Wayward off the expected path We went wayward on our journey and arrived two hours late.
16596 Mallet a hammer with a typically wooden head that is used for hitting a chisel With a mallet and a chisel, a skilled sculptor can turn a block of stone into a fantastic statue worthy of being in a museum.
16597 Medicare a free health insurance program in the United States for older or disabled people Since my elderly mother has poor health, Medicare is her supplier of health care should she need medical attention.
16598 Disbar to exclude someone If Regina continues to try and cheat, we will have to disbar her from the competition.
16599 Forswear to swear off a certain behavior or a certain belief After Gail was beaten up by her boyfriend, she decided to forswear her loyalty and call the police.
16600 Amputate to surgically cut off a limb With a deadly disease slowly crawling up the patient’s leg, the doctors had no choice but to amputate it below the knee.
16601 Resurrection the act of bringing a person who died back alive again People believe that Christianity evolved from the resurrection of Christ’s body from the Earth.
16602 Peppy energetic and high-spirited The cheerleader was overly peppy at the football game in an effort to pump up the crowd.
16603 Compost decayed material (i.e., leaves, food peelings) that is used as a fertilizer Al created a compost pile in his garden and used the decaying leaves and grass to help his trees grow.
16604 Enjoyable entertaining; pleasurable Going to the beach is usually enjoyable, but today’s heat wave took away from the fun.
16605 Cupid child with bow and arrow as representation of love Cupid is believed to shoot love arrows at single men and women on Valentine’s Day.
16606 Custody control and care of a particular person or object Custody was awarded to the children’s father when their mother entered a drug treatment facility.
16607 Column a-pillar or post that stands upright and is shaped like a cylinder Each column of the tall plantation home had lights wrapped around its cylindrical form.
16608 Troglodyte a reclusive individual that shuns society and actively enjoys solitude The famous writer was a well-known troglodyte who holed up in a cabin for months at a time without a single visitor.
16609 Slumgullion a cheap stew that is made of meat and vegetables but is thin like water The poof family could only afford to make slumgullion and slurped the thin stew at every meal.
16610 Importunate demanding in an annoying way My mother left her husband because he was an importunate man who treated her like an unpaid servant.
16611 Humiliate to harm an individual’s self-respect or dignity The teacher attempted to humiliate me in class by sharing my low test grade with my peers.
16612 Grabbed to have been grasped or seized The two infants started screaming at each other because they had both grabbed the same toy at the same time.
16613 Cure to bring about good health after an illness or a disease Gene replacement therapy seems promising in regards to the treatment and cure for various diseases.
16614 Should ought to Children should go to school because they need the education to get a good job.
16615 Rhetorical relating to the art of effective or persuasive speaking or writing Despite their rhetorical differences with style, both speakers cover similar topics during their speeches.
16616 Flak adverse criticism The unhappy customer gave George flak for the long wait time.
16617 Zany unique and amusing The comedian’s zany performances are hilarious and never fail to engage the audience.
16618 Aggrieve to badly mistreat/make upset If the boy insults my mother and continues to tease and taunt me, he would prove he knows how to aggrieve me.
16619 Kismet inescapable fate Perhaps it was kismet Jim won the lottery right after he lost his job.
16620 Bipartisan relating to supporters of two unlike groups It will take a bipartisan effort to turn the bill into a law.
16621 Conceded yielded; surrendered The repo man went to get the car in question, and the owner surprisingly conceded it without a fight.
16622 Pitter-patter a sound of light or quick taps Mother could hear the exciting pitter-patter of her toddler’s feet scurrying down the hall early Christmas morning.
16623 Outing a one day trip taken for fun We enjoyed the first part of our outing, but the second leg of the excursion to the beach was ruined by a rainstorm.
16624 Heptagon a seven sided shape A heptagon shaped snowflake fell slowly, with its seven sides disappearing before it reached the ground.
16625 Belay tying a rope to an object to to keep it steady or down. occassionally used to reference climbers who tie ropes to rocks to belay down the mountainside The teenagers belay their surfboards to the top of the car with bungee cords before heading to the beach.
16626 Freakish strange; outlandish; peculiar to the point of being scary As the sky turned a dark green and the clouds moved very fast, the sudden freakish weather frightened everyone and forced them indoors.
16627 Reformer a person who makes changes to something in order to make it better The president tried to present himself as a reformer who will bring the country back to greatness.
16628 Permeable that absorbs or allows the passage of fluids or gases The permeable material allowed a large amount of water to seep through.
16629 Nephew a son of one’s brother or sister My sister enjoys keeping her nephew in the afternoons and it helps me get work done as well.
16630 Funeral a ceremony held by family members to honor and bid farewell to the deceased We have to hold a funeral for my Uncle, who died a few days ago, but I don’t have any black clothes to wear to it.
16631 Flunky a person who serves someone else by doing menial tasks The flunky ran around the city looking for fresh coffee, donuts, and other things his boss added to the ‘to-do’ list.
16632 Repulsed disgusted by or having an extreme dislike for something Repulsed by rodents of any kind, Kyra refused to look at the disgusting mice in the pet store window.
16633 Orifice an opening or cavity through which things move Your mouth is an orifice through which food and beverages travel into your body.
16634 Diplomacy the management of relationships between the governments of different countries My aunt was an ambassador who worked on the diplomacy between America and France.
16635 Coupe a specific car design with a fixed roof and two doors In order for a car to be a coupe, it cannot have a retractable roof or four doors.
16636 Pitcher a large container with a handle and a spout used for holding liquid Because mine is the best, Mom asked me to make a pitcher of sweet tea to serve our guests.
16637 Sham a fake; an imitation that purports to be genuine When we found out that the engagement was just a sham, we were very upset.
16638 Relish have a fondness for After a long day at work, there is nothing I relish more than a long hot bath.
16639 Interlock to link or connect two or more things together Because they were designed to interlock, the puzzle pieces snap together perfectly.
16640 Gnash grind (one’s teeth) together, typically as a sign of anger The caged tigers gnash their teeth and lunge at the bars.
16641 Mentorship the guidance provided by a person who is experienced or knowledgeable (a mentor) Perry has decided to start a mentorship program so he could teach young boys in the neighborhood to play basketball.
16642 Amuck to behave in a wild, unruly way Because his parents do not discipline him, the wild toddler is free to run amuck all over the house.
16643 Contraband items that are illegally transported The inmate’s wife was arrested for trying to bring contraband into the jail.
16644 Sepulchral extremely gloomy The siren would use her voice to lure sailors to their sepulchral deaths.
16645 Egalitarian symbolized by the idea that all individuals should have the same rights The law was written to impose the egalitarian principle that men and women should be treated as equals.
16646 Outset at the start of something Every character at the outset of the book was fully developed so that the reader knew everything about the characters prior to the plot.
16647 Commander a person in control of a group of people, especially military groups The commander ordered the troops to turn back and leave the area.
16648 Running the action of moving quickly, usually fast on foot The marathon sprinter spends all of his evenings running in preparation for his next big race.
16649 Affected had an effect on; made a difference The sugary foods that Donna ate affected her weight, causing her to gain several pounds in two months.
16650 Facies a body of rock with specified characteristics According to the biologist, Sedimentary facies are rocks that are distinct from adjacent sediments.
16651 Evade to escape or avoid something Timmy would evade his father’s questions about the missing money by changing the topic of conversation.
16652 Lassitude tiredness and a lack of energy After the long race, Jack experienced a feeling of lassitude.
16653 Commentator a reporter of the news or sporting events While watching the football game on the television, a commentator discussed each play that the football players completed.
16654 Installation a military or industrial establishment The military installation is a large base with several defensive structures and command centers for planning attacks.
16655 Unconfined liberated and freed Any unconfined zoo animal will have trouble surviving in the wild because it has been contained and trained for so long.
16656 Uneven not balanced or symmetrical Because the table legs were uneven, it rocked back and forth anytime something was placed on it.
16657 Apoplectic incredibly angry The victim’s family was apoplectic when the case against their son’s killer was dismissed.
16658 Wrought prepared in some manner, usually by hammering or applying another type of pressure As we stared at the wrought iron gate, we could not help but wonder about the craftsman who had created the masterpiece.
16659 Largesse generous acts of giving gifts or money to a large number of people Because of the millionaire’s largesse, twenty underprivileged graduates now have college scholarships.
16660 Landing an instance of coming or bringing something to land or the bottom of a surface The plane came in for an emergency landing, settling in a field after one of its engines failed.
16661 Unnoticeable not easily seen or observed By hiding behind a bush outside of the celebrity’s home, the crazed fan was able to remain unnoticeable by security.
16662 Confrontation the act of confronting or challenging another especially face to face She had a heated confrontation with her parents over homework.
16663 Lubricious having an oily and smooth quality The other sun-bathers admired the woman’s gleaming and lubricious skin.
16664 Leader the person in charge that leads others As the leader of the club, the mentor helped the other writers better their skills.
16665 Violate to break or fail to comply with a rule or formal agreement The driver continued to violate the speed limits as he raced his car down the city streets.
16666 Osmosis the capability to comprehend things without exertion Because Gail never studies but always does well on exams, she must learn through osmosis.
16667 Commemorate to do something special as a means of tribute or recognition The general will commemorate the soldier’s act of heroism by presenting him with a medal.
16668 Tome a huge educational written work At the exhibit of the Templeton Historical Museum, it displayed a scene of a small room including a bed, chest and tome on the small desk.
16669 Rampart a fortified wall or embankment that serves as a protective barrier Soldiers formed a rampart around the city in order to protect Jericho from being overtaken.
16670 Kneel to bend down on ones knees The knight continued to kneel as the queen presented him with an award.
16671 Generality an offhand comment not backed up by facts The presidential candidate made a generality about the growing dangers of global warming without offering any statistics.
16672 Idolize to adore, admire, or love greatly The teen had begun to idolize the pop singer and had posters of them plastering her bedroom walls.
16673 Repletion becoming completely full of something Repletion of the water jug took a long time since the water poured out of the faucet slowly.
16674 Waxing the process of covering a surface with wax in order to protect it or make it shine Waxing the floor will help protect it from scratches during moving.
16675 Enact to authorize as a law or decree Congress hopes to enact a law that will increase the consequences of drunk driving.
16676 Helium a gas that is used to inflate balloons, found in lamps, and used in cryogenic research Balloons filled with helium floated up to the ceiling of the building.
16677 Conjugal of or relating to marriage, or the relationship of spouses The inmate received weekly conjugal visits from his wife.
16678 Subdivision the action of dividing a greater whole into smaller parts Because the math problem was so large, Matt used subdivision to break it down into smaller parts he could understand.
16679 Phobic having or involving an extreme or irrational fear of or aversion to something A snake phobic since the age of twelve, a fearful Sandy couldn’t stand the sight of anything that slithered on the ground.
16680 Neatness the act of being tidy and orderly Alan suffered from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder due to his desire to have extreme neatness in the house at all times.
16681 Distal something that is distant from something else The paramedics were concerned with their patient’s distal pulse because there was a lot of time between beats.
16682 Sully to ruin or damage The accusation of child abuse is sure to sully the teacher’s reputation and cause him his job.
16683 Epicenter central point of something Because Dan was unlucky enough to be standing on the epicenter of an enormous earthquake, he was killed on the spot.
16684 Ipso facto a statement meaning “by that very fact or act” or “it must be true because of” There are many more men in Alaska than there are women, ipso facto marriage comes easier for a lady.
16685 Viewing looking at, watching something Several couples have called the realtor about viewing the home, but only one has actually shown to look.
16686 Associated linked to; connected Smoking is associated with several diseases including lung cancer and high blood pressure.
16687 Possess to have or own something Most families in America possess at least one car, but many have two.
16688 Eye candy something visually appealing that brings pleasure without stimulating the brain Many think of Channing Tatum as nothing more than eye candy, but he’s actually a talented dancer and photographer as well as an actor.
16689 Prokaryote a single-celled organism (such as bacteria) that lacks a nucleus and cannot be seen with the naked-eye The scientist studied the prokaryote under the microscope to see if its single-cell would multiply in certain conditions.
16690 Celerity quickness of motion; speed The slave will be punished if his celerity is not fast enough for his master.
16691 Skulduggery behavior characterized by tricking someone into something or cheating them through lies or misinformation The insurance company was investigated by the FBI after claims of skulduggery and cheating customers was reported.
16692 Portrayal a depiction of someone or something in a work of art or literature Jamie Foxx’s portrayal of Ray Charles in ‘Ray’ was uncanny since he looked and sang just like the blind musician.
16693 Euphoric intensely excited or happy Because he had been expecting a low grade, Kurt was euphoric to find out that he had done much better on his test than he had predicted.
16694 Included contained as part of a bigger whole Our all-inclusive trip to the resort included not only our flights and room but also food and drinks.
16695 Recourse options or assistance during a difficult period or situation Before hospitals, midwives were often the only recourse for expectant mothers.
16696 Flimsy likely to bend or break under pressure; weak, shaky, flexible, or fragile Don’t give me the flimsy excuse that you were too deep asleep to hear the phone ringing.
16697 Iniquity extremely immoral or unfair behavior Those who are quick to criticize the bad deeds of others should first look at their own acts of iniquity.
16698 Rafters sloping wooden beams that support a roof The wooden rafters holding up the tilting roof up were the last bit of structure still standing after the tornado ripped the building apart.
16699 Incense to make very angry News of the salary reduction is sure to incense the workers.
16700 Certain absolute, without question Science has proven that it is absolutely certain that the sun is what allows us all to stay alive here on planet Earth.
16701 Controlled decided or strongly influenced others or outside events Mr. Walton once controlled every aspect of his company but has now given the reigns to his oldest son.
16702 Oxidation the result of a substance coming into contact with oxygen, generating a deficit of electrons During oxidation, the oxygen caused the paint to peel off the metal rod.
16703 Manacle an item that functions as a control or restraint The manacle will keep the dog from leaving the front yard.
16704 Undesirability the quality of being unwanted or desired The product’s undesirability caused it to sit on the shelf week after week.
16705 Vitriolic harsh or corrosive in tone What was supposed to be a civil debate turned into a debate reaching vitriolic levels, ending with both participants screaming obscenities.
16706 Thin skinny; slender The skinny ballerina’s bones seemed to poke through her thin skin.
16707 Outspoken opinionated and frank Several of the outspoken candidates resorted to name calling during the presidential debate.
16708 Disloyalty betrayal or deceit of someone that trusts you The disloyalty of Benedict Arnold during the Revolutionary War has made him one of history’s most infamous traitors.
16709 Regression the act of returning to a prior state When my teenager does not get his way, he undergoes regression and starts to act like an upset toddler.
16710 Infirmity physical/mental weakness or disability He felt sorry for his uncle, feeling the alcoholism was a serious infirmity.
16711 Forklift a truck-like device with two long spikes used for picking up and moving heavy things Using the forklift, the construction worker used the gears to move the prongs under and heavy box to a higher shelf.
16712 Renounce to formally reject something or someone When Hector tried to renounce his membership in the gang, the group’s leader threatened him.
16713 Glacier a sizable piece of ice that travels in a downward path over a broad land area The glaciologist spent thirty years studying the path of the slow-moving glacier.
16714 Incurable not having the ability to be remedied or healed When Sally found out she had an incurable and terminal disease, her family decided to help her do everything on her bucket list before she died.
16715 Seer a person who claims to be able to see the future Being a seer, the man’s wife knew that destruction would befall their family the following week.
16716 Geocentric describes something that considers the earth its center For years, people believed in a geocentric model in which the earth is at the center of the universe.
16717 Hankering to have an endless craving for or to do something I hope my husband has a hankering for fried chicken since that’s what we’re having for dinner.
16718 Shadowy gloomy, poorly lit and dark In the shadowy pathway, it was difficult to see in front of you without a flashlight.
16719 Substantive associated with issues of key importance; meaningful As a busy employee, Phil is tired of attending monthly meetings that are not substantive to his work.
16720 Feverish frenzied with excitement or energy The crowd’s feverish enthusiasm filled the arena as the players jogged to the center of the court.
16721 Derived obtained or gained from a specific source or origin Although he’s still sad his mother is gone, Jason derived great comfort in knowing that she in heaven.
16722 Resistance the effort made to prevent something from happening or someone from accomplishing something The peaceful activist urged his followers to refrain from any acts of resistance if they were arrested.
16723 Vergence the simultaneous movement of the pupils of the eyes toward or away from one another during focusing The optometrist explained that during vergence, the eyes move inwardly in opposite directions to focus on an object.
16724 Unassuming not putting on airs; modest The unassuming actor personally responds to his fan mail.
16725 Disembodied without a body or physical presence As I walked in the store, I was welcomed by the disembodied voice of a person I couldn’t see.
16726 Bride’s maid a woman who is an assistant to another woman on her wedding day (a bride) The bride’s maid is in charge of planning the bride’s party before her big event.
16727 Opted made a choice from various options The customer opted out of the extra insurance purchase and decided to stick with the most basic coverage.
16728 Acquisition