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abase [əˈbeɪs] v. To lower in position, estimation, or the like; degrade. ← Many vocabulary words, such as degrade, are repeated in definitions for double learning.
abbess [ˈæbes] n. The lady superior of a nunnery.
abbey [ˈæbi] n. The group of buildings which collectively form the dwelling-place of a society of monks or nuns. Free SAT prep math notes below vocabulary ↓
abbot [ˈæbət] n. The superior of a community of monks.
abdicate [ˈæbdɪkeɪt] v. To give up (royal power or the like).
abdomen [ˈæbdəmən] n. In mammals, the visceral cavity between the diaphragm and the pelvic floor; the belly.
abdominal [æbˈdɒmɪnl̩] n. Of, pertaining to, or situated on the abdomen.
abduction [æbˈdʌktʃn̩] n. A carrying away of a person against his will, or illegally.
abed [əˈbed] adv. In bed; on a bed.
aberration [ˌæbəˈreɪʃn̩] n. Deviation from a right, customary, or prescribed course.
abet [əˈbet] v. To aid, promote, or encourage the commission of (an offense).
abeyance [əˈbeɪəns] n. A state of suspension or temporary inaction.
abhorrence [əbˈhɒrəns] n. The act of detesting extremely.
abhorrent [əbˈhɒrənt] adj. Very repugnant; hateful.
abidance [əˈbaɪdəns] n. An abiding.
abject [ˈæbdʒekt] adj. Sunk to a low condition.
abjure [əbˈdʒʊə] v. To recant, renounce, repudiate under oath.
able-bodied [ˌeɪblˈbɒdid] adj. Competent for physical service.
ablution [əˈbluːʃn̩] n. A washing or cleansing, especially of the body.
abnegate [ˈæbnɪɡeɪt] v. To renounce (a right or privilege).
abnormal [æbˈnɔːml̩] adj. Not conformed to the ordinary rule or standard.
abominable [əˈbɒmɪnəbl̩] adj. Very hateful.
abominate [əˈbɒmɪneɪt] v. To hate violently.
abomination [əˌbɒmɪˈneɪʃn̩] n. A very detestable act or practice.
aboriginal [ˌæbəˈrɪdʒn̩əl] adj. Primitive; unsophisticated.
aborigines [ˌæbəˈrɪdʒəniz] n. The original of earliest known inhabitants of a country.
aboveboard [əˌbʌvˈbɔːd] adv. & adj. Without concealment, fraud, or trickery.
abrade [əˈbreɪd] v. To wear away the surface or some part of by friction.
abrasion [əˈbreɪʒn̩] n. That which is rubbed off.
abridge [əˈbrɪdʒ] v. To make shorter in words, keeping the essential features, leaning out minor particles.
abridgment [əˈbrɪdʒmənt] n. A condensed form as of a book or play.
abrogate [ˈæbrəɡeɪt] v. To abolish, repeal.
abrupt [əˈbrʌpt] adj. Beginning, ending, or changing suddenly or with a break.
abscess [ˈæbses] n. A Collection of pus in a cavity formed within some tissue of the body.
abscission [æbˈsɪʒən] n. The act of cutting off, as in a surgical operation.
abscond [əbˈskɒnd] v. To depart suddenly and secretly, as for the purpose of escaping arrest.
absence [ˈæbsəns] n. The fact of not being present or available.
absent-minded [ˌæbsəntˈmaɪndɪd] adj. Lacking in attention to immediate surroundings or business.
absolution [ˌæbsəˈluːʃn̩] n. Forgiveness, or passing over of offenses.
absolve [əbˈzɒlv] v. To free from sin or its penalties.
absorb [əbˈzɔːb] v. To drink in or suck up, as a sponge absorbs water.
absorption [əbˈzɔːpʃn̩] n. The act or process of absorbing.
abstain [əbˈsteɪn] v. To keep oneself back (from doing or using something).
abstemious [əbˈstiːmiəs] adj. Characterized by self denial or abstinence, as in the use of drink, food.
abstinence [ˈæbstɪnəns] n. Self denial.
abstruse [əbˈstruːs] adj. Dealing with matters difficult to be understood.
absurd [əbˈsɜːd] adj. Inconsistent with reason or common sense.
abundant [əˈbʌndənt] adj. Plentiful.
abusive [əˈbjuːsɪv] adj. Employing harsh words or ill treatment.
abut [əˈbʌt] v. To touch at the end or boundary line.
abyss [əˈbɪs] n. Bottomless gulf.
academic [ˌækəˈdemɪk] adj. Of or pertaining to an academy, college, or university.
academician [əˌkædəˈmɪʃn̩] n. A member of an academy of literature, art, or science.
academy [əˈkædəmi] n. Any institution where the higher branches of learning are taught.
accede [əkˈsiːd] v. To agree.
accelerate [əkˈseləreɪt] v. To move faster.
accept [əkˈsept] v. To take when offered.
access [ˈækses] n. A way of approach or entrance; passage.
accessible [əkˈsesəbl̩] adj. Approachable.
accession [ækˈseʃn̩] n. Induction or elevation, as to dignity, office, or government.
accessory [əkˈsesəri] n. A person or thing that aids the principal agent.
acclaim [əˈkleɪm] v. To utter with a shout.
accommodate [əˈkɒmədeɪt] v. To furnish something as a kindness or favor.
accompaniment [əˈkʌmpənimənt] n. A subordinate part or parts, enriching or supporting the leading part.
accompanist [əˈkʌmpənɪst] n. One who or that which accompanies.
accompany [əˈkʌmpəni] v. To go with, or be associated with, as a companion.
accomplice [əˈkʌmplɪs] n. An associate in wrong-doing.
accomplish [əˈkʌmplɪʃ] v. To bring to pass.
accordion [əˈkɔːdiən] n. A portable free-reed musical instrument.
accost [əˈkɒst] v. To speak to.
account [əˈkaʊnt] n. A record or statement of receipts and expenditures, or of business transactions.
accouter [accouter] v. To dress.
accredit [əˈkredɪt] v. To give credit or authority to.
accumulate [əˈkjuːmjəleɪt] v. To become greater in quantity or number.
accuracy [ˈækjərəsi] n. Exactness.
accurate [ˈækjərət] adj. Conforming exactly to truth or to a standard.
accursed [əˈkɜːsɪd] adj. Doomed to evil, misery, or misfortune.
accusation [ˌækjuˈzeɪʃn̩] n. A charge of crime, misdemeanor, or error.
accusatory [əˈkjuːzətəri] adj. Of, pertaining to, or involving an accusation.
accuse [əˈkjuːz] v. To charge with wrong doing, misconduct, or error.
accustom [əˈkʌstəm] v. To make familiar by use.
acerbity [əˈsɜːbəti] n. Sourness, with bitterness and astringency.
acetate [ˈæsəteɪt] n. A salt of acetic acid.
acetic [əˌsiːtɪk] adj. Of, pertaining to, or of the nature of vinegar.
ache [eɪk] v. To be in pain or distress.
Achillean [achillean] adj. Invulnerable.
achromatic [ˌækrəʊˈmætɪk] adj. Colorless,
acid [ˈæsɪd] n. A sour substance.
acidify [əˈsɪdɪfaɪ] v. To change into acid.
acknowledge [əkˈnɒlɪdʒ] v. To recognize; to admit the genuineness or validity of.
acknowledgment [əkˈnɒlɪdʒmənt] n. Recognition.
acme [ˈækmi] n. The highest point, or summit.
acoustic [əˈkuːstɪk] adj. Pertaining to the act or sense of hearing.
acquaint [əˈkweɪnt] v. To make familiar or conversant.
acquiesce [ˌækwiˈes] v. To comply; submit.
acquiescence [ˌækwiˈesns] n. Passive consent.
acquire [əˈkwaɪə] v. To get as one's own.
acquisition [ˌækwɪˈzɪʃn̩] n. Anything gained, or made one's own, usually by effort or labor.
acquit [əˈkwɪt] v. To free or clear, as from accusation.
acquittal [əˈkwɪtl̩] n. A discharge from accusation by judicial action.
acquittance [əˈkwɪtəns] n. Release or discharge from indebtedness, obligation, or responsibility.
acreage [ˈeɪkərɪdʒ] n. Quantity or extent of land, especially of cultivated land.
acrid [ˈækrɪd] adj. Harshly pungent or bitter.
acrimonious [ˌækrɪˈməʊniəs] adj. Full of bitterness.
acrimony [ˈækrɪməni] n. Sharpness or bitterness of speech or temper.
actionable [ˈækʃənəbl̩] adj. Affording cause for instituting an action, as trespass, slanderous words.
actuality [ˌæktʃuˈæləti] n. Any reality.
actuary [ˈæktʃuəri] n. An officer, as of an insurance company, who calculates and states the risks and premiums.
actuate [ˈæktʃueɪt] v. To move or incite to action.
acumen [ˈækjʊmən] n. Quickness of intellectual insight, or discernment; keenness of discrimination.
acute [əˈkjuːt] adj. Having fine and penetrating discernment.
adamant [ˈædəmənt] n. Any substance of exceeding hardness or impenetrability.
addendum [əˈdendəm] n. Something added, or to be added.
addle [ˈædl̩] v. To make inefficient or worthless; muddle.
adduce [əˈdjuːs] v. To bring forward or name for consideration.
adhere [ədˈhɪə] v. To stick fast or together.
adherence [ədˈhɪərəns] n. Attachment.
adherent [ədˈhɪərənt] adj. Clinging or sticking fast.
adhesion [ədˈhiːʒn̩] n. The state of being attached or joined.
adieu [əˈdjuː] inter. Good-by; farewell.
adjacency [əˈdʒeɪsnsi] n. The state of being adjacent.
adjacent [əˈdʒeɪsnt] n. That which is near or bordering upon.
adjudge [əˈdʒʌdʒ] v. To award or bestow by formal decision.
adjunct [ˈædʒʌŋkt] n. Something joined to or connected with another thing, but holding a subordinate place.
adjuration [ˌædʒʊəˈreɪʃn̩] n. A vehement appeal.
adjutant [ˈædʒʊtənt] adj. Auxiliary.
administrator [ədˈmɪnɪstreɪtə] n. One who manages affairs of any kind.
admissible [ədˈmɪsəbl̩] adj. Having the right or privilege of entry.
admittance [ədˈmɪtns] n. Entrance, or the right or permission to enter.
admonish [ədˈmɒnɪʃ] v. To warn of a fault.
admonition [ˌædməˈnɪʃn̩] n. Gentle reproof.
ado [əˈduː] n. unnecessary activity or ceremony.
adoration [ˌædəˈreɪʃn̩] n. Profound devotion.
adroit [əˈdrɔɪt] adj. Having skill in the use of the bodily or mental powers.
adulterant [əˈdʌltərənt] n. An adulterating substance.
adulterate [əˈdʌltəreɪt] v. To make impure by the admixture of other or baser ingredients.
adumbrate [ˈædəmbreɪt] v. To represent beforehand in outline or by emblem.
advent [ˈædvent] n. The coming or arrival, as of any important change, event, state, or personage.
adverse [ˈædvɜːs] adj. Opposing or opposed.
adversity [ədˈvɜːsəti] n. Misfortune.
advert [ˈædvɜːt] v. To refer incidentally.
advertiser [ˈædvətaɪzə] n. One who advertises, especially in newspapers.
advisory [ədˈvaɪzəri] adj. Not mandatory.
advocacy [ˈædvəkəsi] n. The act of pleading a cause.
advocate [ˈædvəkeɪt] n. One who pleads the cause of another, as in a legal or ecclesiastical court.
aerial [ˈeəriəl] adj. Of, pertaining to, or like the air.
aeronaut [ˈeərəʊnɔːt] n. One who navigates the air, a balloonist.
aeronautics [ˌeərəʊˈnɔːtɪks] n. the art or practice of flying aircraft
aerostat [ˈeroˌstæt] n. A balloon or other apparatus floating in or sustained by the air.
aerostatics [ˌeərəʊˈstætɪks] n. The branch of pneumatics that treats of the equilibrium, pressure, and mechanical properties.
affable [ˈæfəbl̩] adj. Easy to approach.
affect [əˈfekt] v. To act upon
affectation [ˌæfekˈteɪʃn̩] n. A studied or ostentatious pretense or attempt.
affiliate [əˈfɪlieɪt] n. Some auxiliary person or thing.
affirmative [əˈfɜːmətɪv] adj. Answering yes; to a question at issue.
affix [əˈfɪks] v. To fasten.
affluence [ˈæfluəns] n. A profuse or abundant supply of riches.
affront [əˈfrʌnt] n. An open insult or indignity.
afire [əˈfaɪə] adv. & adj. On fire, literally or figuratively.
afoot [əˈfʊt] adv. In progress.
aforesaid [əˈfɔːsed] adj. Said in a preceding part or before.
afresh [əˈfreʃ] adv. Once more, after rest or interval.
afterthought [ˈɑːftəθɔːt] n. A thought that comes later than its appropriate or expected time.
agglomerate [əˈɡlɒməreɪt] v. To pile or heap together.
aggrandize [əˈɡrændaɪz] v. To cause to appear greatly.
aggravate [ˈæɡrəveɪt] v. To make heavier, worse, or more burdensome.
aggravation [ˌæɡrəˈveɪʃn̩] n. The fact of being made heavier or more heinous, as a crime , offense, misfortune, etc.
aggregate [ˈæɡrɪɡət] n. The entire number, sum, mass, or quantity of something.
aggress [əˈɡres] v. To make the first attack.
aggression [əˈɡreʃn̩] n. An unprovoked attack.
aggrieve [əˈɡriːv] v. To give grief or sorrow to.
aghast [əˈɡɑːst] adj. Struck with terror and amazement.
agile [ˈædʒaɪl] adj. Able to move or act quickly, physically, or mentally.
agitate [ˈædʒɪteɪt] v. To move or excite (the feelings or thoughts).
agrarian [əˈɡreəriən] adj. Pertaining to land, especially agricultural land.
aide-de-camp [ˌeɪddəˈkɑːmp] n. An officer who receives and transmits the orders of the general.
ailment [ˈeɪlmənt] n. Slight sickness.
airy [ˈeəri] adj. Delicate, ethereal.
akin [əˈkɪn] adj. Of similar nature or qualities.
alabaster [ˈæləbɑːstə] n. A white or delicately tinted fine-grained gypsum.
alacrity [əˈlækrəti] n. Cheerful willingness.
albeit [ˌɔːlˈbiːɪt] conj. Even though.
albino [ælˈbiːnəʊ] n. A person with milky white skin and hair, and eyes with bright red pupil and usually pink iris.
album [ˈælbəm] n. A book whose leaves are so made to form paper frames for holding photographs or the like.
alchemy [ˈælkəmi] n. Chemistry of the middle ages, characterized by the pursuit of changing base metals to gold.
alcohol [ˈælkəhɒl] n. A volatile, inflammable, colorless liquid of a penetrating odor and burning taste.
alcoholism [ˈælkəhɒlˌɪzəm] n. A condition resulting from the inordinate or persistent use of alcoholic beverages.
alcove [ˈælkəʊv] n. A covered recess connected with or at the side of a larger room.
alder [ˈɔːldə] n. Any shrub or small tree of the genus Alumnus, of the oak family.
alderman [ˈɔːldəmən] n. A member of a municipal legislative body, who usually exercises also certain judicial functions.
aldermanship [aldermanship] n. The dignity, condition, office, or term of office of an alderman.
alias [ˈeɪliəs] n. An assumed name.
alien [ˈeɪliən] n. One who owes allegiance to a foreign government.
alienable [ˈeɪljənəbl] adj. Capable of being aliened or alienated, as lands.
alienate [ˈeɪliəneɪt] v. To cause to turn away.
alienation [ˌeɪliəˈneɪtʃn̩] n. Estrangement.
aliment [ˈælɪmənt] n. That which nourishes.
alkali [ˈælkəlaɪ] n. Anything that will neutralize an acid, as lime, magnesia, etc.
allay [əˈleɪ] v. To calm the violence or reduce the intensity of; mitigate.
allege [əˈledʒ] v. To assert to be true, especially in a formal manner, as in court.
allegory [ˈæləɡəri] n. The setting forth of a subject under the guise of another subject of aptly suggestive likeness.
alleviate [əˈliːvieɪt] v. To make less burdensome or less hard to bear.
alley [ˈæli] n. A narrow street, garden path, walk, or the like.
alliance [əˈlaɪəns] n. Any combination or union for some common purpose.
allot [əˈlɒt] v. To assign a definite thing or part to a certain person.
allotment [əˈlɒtmənt] n. Portion.
allude [əˈluːd] v. To refer incidentally, or by suggestion.
allusion [əˈluːʒn̩] n. An indirect and incidental reference to something without definite mention of it.
alluvion [əˈluːviən] n. Flood.
ally [ˈælaɪ] n. A person or thing connected with another, usually in some relation of helpfulness.
almanac [ˈɔːlmənæk] n. A series of tables giving the days of the week together with certain astronomical information.
aloof [əˈluːf] adv. Not in sympathy with or desiring to associate with others.
altar [ˈɔːltə] n. Any raised place or structure on which sacrifices may be offered or incense burned.
alter [ˈɔːltə] v. To make change in.
alteration [ˌɔːltəˈreɪʃn̩] n. Change or modification.
altercate [ˈɔːltəkeɪt] v. To contend angrily or zealously in words.
alternate [ɔːlˈtɜːnət] n. One chosen to act in place of another, in case of the absence or incapacity of that other.
alternative [ɔːlˈtɜːnətɪv] n. Something that may or must exist, be taken or chosen, or done instead of something else.
altitude [ˈæltɪtjuːd] n. Vertical distance or elevation above any point or base-level, as the sea.
alto [ˈæltəʊ] n. The lowest or deepest female voice or part.
altruism [ˈæltruˌɪzəm] n. Benevolence to others on subordination to self-interest.
altruist [ˈæltruɪst] n. One who advocates or practices altruism.
amalgam [əˈmælɡəm] n. An alloy or union of mercury with another metal.
amalgamate [əˈmælɡəmeɪt] v. To mix or blend together in a homogeneous body.
amateur [ˈæmətə] adj. Practicing an art or occupation for the love of it, but not as a profession.
amatory [ˈæmətəri] adj. Designed to excite love.
ambidextrous [ˌæmbiˈdekstrəs] adj. Having the ability of using both hands with equal skill or ease.
ambiguous [æmˈbɪɡjuəs] adj. Having a double meaning.
ambitious [æmˈbɪʃəs] adj. Eagerly desirous and aspiring.
ambrosial [æmˈbrəʊziəl] adj. Divinely sweet, fragrant, or delicious.
ambulance [ˈæmbjələns] n. A vehicle fitted for conveying the sick and wounded.
ambulate [ˈæmbjuleɪt] v. To walk about
ambush [ˈæmbʊʃ] n. The act or state of lying concealed for the purpose of surprising or attacking the enemy.
ameliorate [əˈmiːliəreɪt] v. To relieve, as from pain or hardship
amenable [əˈmiːnəbl̩] adj. Willing and ready to submit.
Americanism [əˈmerɪkənˌɪzəm] n. A peculiar sense in which an English word or phrase is used in the United States.
amicable [ˈæmɪkəbl̩] adj. Done in a friendly spirit.
amity [ˈæməti] n. Friendship.
amorous [ˈæmərəs] adj. Having a propensity for falling in love.
amorphous [əˈmɔːfəs] adj. Without determinate shape.
amour [əˈmʊə] n. A love-affair, especially one of an illicit nature.
ampere [ˈæmpeə] n. The practical unit of electric-current strength.
ampersand [ˈæmpəsænd] n. The character &; and.
amphibious [æmˈfɪbiəs] adj. Living both on land and in water.
amphitheater [ˈæmfiˌθɪətə] n. An edifice of elliptical shape, constructed about a central open space or arena.
amplitude [ˈæmplɪtjuːd] n. Largeness.
amply [ˈæmpli] adv. Sufficiently.
amputate [ˈæmpjuteɪt] v. To remove by cutting, as a limb or some portion of the body.
amusement [əˈmjuːzmənt] n. Diversion.
anachronism [əˈnækrənɪzəm] n. Anything occurring or existing out of its proper time.
anagram [ˈænəɡræm] n. The letters of a word or phrase so transposed as to make a different word or phrase.
analogous [əˈnæləɡəs] adj. Corresponding (to some other) in certain respects, as in form, proportion, relations.
analogy [əˈnælədʒi] n. Reasoning in which from certain and known relations or resemblance others are formed.
analyst [ˈænəlɪst] n. One who analyzes or makes use of the analytical method.
analyze [ˈænəlaɪz] v. To examine minutely or critically.
anarchy [ˈænəki] n. Absence or utter disregard of government.
anathem [aəˈnæθəmə] n. Anything forbidden, as by social usage.
anatomy [əˈnætəmi] n. That branch of morphology which treats of the structure of organisms.
ancestry [ˈænsestri] n. One's ancestors collectively.
anecdote [ˈænɪkdəʊt] n. A brief account of some interesting event or incident.
anemi [aəˈniːmiə] n. Deficiency of blood or red corpuscles.
anemic [əˈniːmɪk] adj. Affected with anemia.
anemometer [ˌænɪˈmɒmɪtə] n. An instrument for measuring the force or velocity of wind.
anesthetic [ˌænɪsˈθetɪk] adj. Pertaining to or producing loss of sensation.
anew [əˈnjuː] adv. Once more.
angelic [ænˈdʒelɪk] adj. Saintly.
Anglophobi [aˌæŋɡləʊˈfəʊbɪə] n. Hatred or dread of England or of what is English.
Anglo-Saxon [ˌæŋɡləʊ ˈsæksən] n. The entire English race wherever found, as in Europe, the United States, or India.
angular [ˈæŋɡjʊlə] adj. Sharp-cornered.
anhydrous [ænˈhaɪdrəs] adj. Withered.
animadversion [ˌænɪmædˈvɜːʃn̩] n. The utterance of criticism or censure.
animadvert [ˌænɪmædˈvɜːt] v. To pass criticism or censure.
animalcule [ˌænɪˈmælkjuːl] n. An animal of microscopic smallness.
animate [ˈænɪmət] v. To make alive.
animosity [ˌænɪˈmɒsəti] n. Hatred.
annalist [ˈænəlɪst] n. Historian.
annals [ˈænl̩z] n. A record of events in their chronological order, year by year.
annex [ˈæneks] v. To add or affix at the end.
annihilate [əˈnaɪəleɪt] v. To destroy absolutely.
annotate [ˈænəteɪt] v. To make explanatory or critical notes on or upon.
annual [ˈænjuəl] adj. Occurring every year.
annuity [əˈnjuːəti] n. An annual allowance, payment, or income.
annunciation [əˌnʌnsiˈeɪʃn̩] n. Proclamation.
anode [ˈænəʊd] n. The point where or path by which a voltaic current enters an electrolyte or the like.
anonymous [əˈnɒnɪməs] adj. Of unknown authorship.
antagonism [ænˈtæɡəˌnɪzəm] n. Mutual opposition or resistance of counteracting forces, principles, or persons.
Antarctic [ænˈtɑːktɪk] adj. Pertaining to the south pole or the regions near it.
ante [ˈænti] v. In the game of poker, to put up a stake before the cards are dealt.
antecede [antecede] v. To precede.
antecedent [ˌæntɪˈsiːdnt] n. One who or that which precedes or goes before, as in time, place, rank, order, or causality.
antechamber [ˈæntitʃeɪmbə] n. A waiting room for those who seek audience.
antedate [ˌæntiˈdeɪt] v. To assign or affix a date to earlier than the actual one.
antediluvian [ˌæntidɪˈluːviən] adj. Of or pertaining to the times, things, events before the great flood in the days of Noah.
antemeridian [ˌæntəmeˈrɪdiən] adj. Before noon.
antemundane [antemundane] adj. Pertaining to time before the world's creation.
antenatal [ˌæntiˈneɪtl̩] adj. Occurring or existing before birth.
anterior [ænˈtɪəriə] adj. Prior.
anteroom [ˈæntiruːm] n. A room situated before and opening into another, usually larger.
anthology [ænˈθɒlədʒi] n. A collection of extracts from the writings of various authors.
anthracite [ˈænθrəsaɪt] n. Hard coal.
anthropology [ˌænθrəˈpɒlədʒi] n. The science of man in general.
anthropomorphous [anthropomorphous] adj. Having or resembling human form.
antic [ˈæntɪk] n. A grotesque, ludicrous, or fantastic action.
Antichrist [ˈæntɪkraɪst] n. Any opponent or enemy of Christ, whether a person or a power.
anticlimax [ˌæntiˈklaɪmæks] n. A gradual or sudden decrease in the importance or impressiveness of what is said.
anticyclone [ˌæntiˈsaɪkləʊn] n. An atmospheric condition of high central pressure, with currents flowing outward.
antidote [ˈæntidəʊt] n. Anything that will counteract or remove the effects of poison, disease, or the like.
antilogy [ænˈtɪlədʒɪ] n. Inconsistency or contradiction in terms or ideas.
antipathize [antipathize] v. To show or feel a feeling of antagonism, aversion, or dislike.
antiphon [ˈæntəˌfɑːn] n. A response or alteration of responses, generally musical.
antiphony [ænˈtɪfəni] n. An anthem or other composition sung responsively.
antipodes [ænˈtɪpədiːz] n. A place or region on the opposite side of the earth.
antiquary [ˌæntɪkwəri] n. One who collects and examines old things, as coins, books, medals, weapons, etc.
antiquate [ˈæntəˌkwet] v. To make old or out of date.
antique [ænˈtiːk] adj. Pertaining to ancient times.
antiseptic [ˌæntiˈseptɪk] n. Anything that destroys or restrains the growth of putrefactive micro-organisms.
antislavery [antislavery] adj. Opposed to human slavery.
antispasmodic [antispasmodic] adj. Tending to prevent or relieve non-inflammatory spasmodic affections.
antistrophe [antistrophe] n. The inversion of terms in successive classes, as in the home of joy and the joy of home.
antitoxin [ˌæntɪˈtɒksɪn] n. A substance which neutralizes the poisonous products of micro-organisms.
antonym [ˈæntənɪm] n. A word directly opposed to another in meaning.
anxious [ˈæŋkʃəs] adj. Distressed in mind respecting some uncertain matter.
apathy [ˈæpəθi] n. Insensibility to emotion or passionate feeling.
aperture [ˈæpətʃə] n. Hole.
apex [ˈeɪpeks] n. The highest point, as of a mountain.
aphorism [ˈæfəˌrɪzəm] n. Proverb.
apiary [ˈeɪpiəri] n. A place where bees are kept.
apogee [ˈæpəʊdʒiː] n. The climax.
apology [əˈpɒlədʒi] n. A disclaimer of intentional error or offense.
apostasy [əˈpɒstəsi] n. A total departure from one's faith or religion.
apostate [əˈpɒsteɪt] adj. False.
apostle [əˈpɒsl̩] n. Any messenger commissioned by or as by divine authority.
apothecary [əˈpɒθəkəri] n. One who keeps drugs for sale and puts up prescriptions.
apotheosis [əˌpɒθiˈəʊsɪs] n. Deification.
appall [əˈpɒl] v. To fill with dismay or horror.
apparent [əˈpærənt] adj. Easily understood.
apparition [ˌæpəˈrɪʃn̩] n. Ghost.
appease [əˈpiːz] v. To soothe by quieting anger or indignation.
appellate [əˈpelət] adj. Capable of being appealed to.
appellation [ˌæpəˈleɪʃn̩] n. The name or title by which a particular person, class, or thing is called.
append [əˈpend] v. To add or attach, as something accessory, subordinate, or supplementary.
appertain [ˌæpəˈteɪn] v. To belong, as by right, fitness, association, classification, possession, or natural relation.
apposite [ˈæpəzɪt] adj. Appropriate.
apposition [ˌæpəˈzɪʃn̩] n. The act of placing side by side, together, or in contact.
appraise [əˈpreɪz] v. To estimate the money value of.
appreciable [əˈpriːʃəbl̩] adj. Capable of being discerned by the senses or intellect.
apprehend [ˌæprɪˈhend] v. To make a prisoner of (a person) in the name of the law.
apprehensible [ˌæprɪˈhensəbl̩] adj. Capable of being conceived.
approbation [ˌæprəˈbeɪʃn̩] n. Sanction.
appropriate [əˈprəʊpriət] adj. Suitable for the purpose and circumstances.
aqueduct [ˈækwɪdʌkt] n. A water-conduit, particularly one for supplying a community from a distance.
aqueous [ˈeɪkwiəs] adj. Of, pertaining to, or containing water.
arbiter [ˈɑːbɪtə] n. One chosen or appointed, by mutual consent of parties in dispute, to decide matters.
arbitrary [ˈɑːbɪtrəri] adj. Fixed or done capriciously.
arbitrate [ˈɑːbɪtreɪt] v. To act or give judgment as umpire.
arbor [ˈɑːbə] n. A tree.
arboreal [ɑːˈbɔːriəl] adj. Of or pertaining to a tree or trees.
arborescent [ˌɑːbəˈresnt] adj. Having the nature of a tree.
arboretum [ˌɑːbəˈriːtəm] n. A botanical garden or place devoted to the cultivation of trees or shrubs.
arboriculture [ˈɑːbərɪkʌltʃə] n. The cultivation of trees or shrubs.
arcade [ɑːˈkeɪd] n. A vaulted passageway or street; a roofed passageway having shops, etc., opening from it.
archaic [ɑːˈkeɪɪk] adj. Antiquated
archaism [ˈɑːkeɪˌɪzəm] n. Obsolescence.
archangel [ˈɑːkˌeɪndʒəl] n. An angel of high rank.
archbishop [ˌɑːtʃˈbɪʃəp] n. The chief of the bishops of an ecclesiastical province in the Greek, Roman, and Anglican church.
archdeacon [ɑːtʃˈdiːkən] n. A high official administrator of the affairs of a diocese.
archaeology [ˌɑːkiˈɒlədʒi] n. The branch of anthropology concerned with the systematic investigation of the relics of man.
archetype [ˈɑːkitaɪp] n. A prototype.
archipelago [ˌɑːkɪˈpeləɡəʊ] n. Any large body of water studded with islands, or the islands collectively themselves.
ardent [ˈɑːdnt] adj. Burning with passion.
ardor [ˈɑːdə] n. Intensity of passion or affection.
arid [ˈærɪd] adj. Very dry.
aristocracy [ˌærɪˈstɒkrəsi] n. A hereditary nobility
aristocrat [ˈærɪstəkræt] n. A hereditary noble or one nearly connected with nobility.
armad [aɑːˈmɑːdə] n. A fleet of war-vessels.
armful [ˈɑːmfʊl] n. As much as can be held in the arm or arms.
armory [ˈɑːməri] n. An arsenal.
arom [aəˈrəʊmə] n. An agreeable odor.
arraign [əˈreɪn] v. To call into court, as a person indicted for crime, and demand whether he pleads guilty or not.
arrange [əˈreɪndʒ] v. To put in definite or proper order.
arrangement [əˈreɪndʒmənt] n. The act of putting in proper order, or the state of being put in order.
arrant [ˈærənt] adj. Notoriously bad.
arrear [əˈrɪə] n. Something overdue and unpaid.
arrival [əˈraɪvl̩] n. A coming to stopping-place or destination.
arrogant [ˈærəɡənt] adj. Unduly or excessively proud, as of wealth, station, learning, etc.
arrogate [ˈærəɡeɪt] v. To take, demand, or claim, especially presumptuously or without reasons or grounds.
Artesian well [ɑ:ˌti:ziən ˌwel] n. A very deep bored well. water rises due to underground pressure
artful [ˈɑːtfl̩] adj. Characterized by craft or cunning.
Arthurian [arˈθʊriən] adj. Pertaining to King Arthur, the real or legendary hero of British poetic story.
artifice [ˈɑːtɪfɪs] n. Trickery.
artless [ˈɑːtləs] adj. Ingenuous.
ascendant [əˈsendənt] adj. Dominant.
ascension [əˈsenʃn̩] n. The act of rising.
ascent [əˈsent] n. A rising, soaring, or climbing.
ascetic [əˈsetɪk] adj. Given to severe self-denial and practicing excessive abstinence and devotion.
ascribe [əˈskraɪb] v. To assign as a quality or attribute.
asexual [ˌeɪˈsekʃuəl] adj. Having no distinct sexual organs.
ashen [ˈæʃn̩] adj. Pale.
askance [əˈskæns] adv. With a side or indirect glance or meaning.
asperity [æˈsperəti] n. Harshness or roughness of temper.
aspirant [ˈæspərənt] n. One who seeks earnestly, as for advancement, honors, place.
aspiration [ˌæspəˈreɪʃn̩] n. An earnest wish for that which is above one's present reach.
aspire [əˈspaɪə] v. To have an earnest desire, wish, or longing, as for something high and good, not yet attained.
assailant [əˈseɪlənt] n. One who attacks.
assassin [əˈsæsɪn] n. One who kills, or tries to kill, treacherously or secretly.
assassinate [əˈsæsɪneɪt] v. To kill, as by surprise or secret assault, especially the killing of some eminent person.
assassination [əˌsæsɪˈneɪʃn̩] n. Murderer, as by secret assault or treachery.
assay [əˈseɪ] n. The chemical analysis or testing of an alloy ore.
assent [əˈsent] v. To express agreement with a statement or matter of opinion.
assess [əˈses] v. To determine the amount of (a tax or other sum to be paid).
assessor [əˈsesə] n. An officer whose duty it is to assess taxes.
assets [ˈæsets] n. pl. Property in general, regarded as applicable to the payment of debts.
assiduous [əˈsɪdjuəs] adj. Diligent.
assignee [ˌæsaɪˈniː] n. One who is appointed to act for another in the management of certain property and interests.
assimilate [əˈsɪməleɪt] v. To adapt.
assonance [ˈæsənəns] n. Resemblance or correspondence in sound.
assonant [ˈæsənənt] adj. Having resemblance of sound.
assonate [assonate] v. To accord in sound, especially vowel sound.
assuage [əˈsweɪdʒ] v. To cause to be less harsh, violent, or severe, as excitement, appetite, pain, or disease.
astringent [əˈstrɪndʒənt] adj. Harsh in disposition or character.
astute [əˈstjuːt] adj. Keen in discernment.
atheism [ˈeɪθiˌɪzəm] n. The denial of the existence of God.
athirst [əˈθɜːst] adj. Wanting water.
athwart [əˈθwɔːt] adv. From side to side.
atomizer [ˈætəmaɪzə] n. An apparatus for reducing a liquid to a fine spray, as for disinfection, inhalation, etc.
atone [əˈtəʊn] v. To make amends for.
atonement [əˈtəʊnmənt] n. Amends, reparation, or expiation made from wrong or injury.
atrocious [əˈtrəʊʃəs] adj. Outrageously or wantonly wicked, criminal, vile, or cruel.
atrocity [əˈtrɒsəti] n. Great cruelty or reckless wickedness.
attache [əˈtæʃeɪ] n. A subordinate member of a diplomatic embassy.
attest [əˈtest] v. To certify as accurate, genuine, or true.
attorney-general [əˈtɜːni ˈdʒenr̩əl] n. The chief law-officer of a government.
auburn [ˈɔːbən] adj. Reddish-brown, said usually of the hair.
audacious [ɔːˈdeɪʃəs] adj. Fearless.
audible [ˈɔːdəbl̩] adj. Loud enough to be heard.
audition [ɔːˈdɪʃn̩] n. The act or sensation of hearing.
auditory [ˈɔːdɪtəri] adj. Of or pertaining to hearing or the organs or sense of hearing.
augment [ˈɔːɡment] v. To make bigger.
augur [ˈɔːɡə] v. To predict.
Augustinian [ˌɑːɡəˈstɪniən] adj. Pertaining to St. Augustine, his doctrines, or the religious orders called after him.
aur [aˈɔːrə] n. Pervasive psychic influence supposed to emanate from persons
aural [ˈɔːrəl] adj. Of or pertaining to the ear.
auricle [ˈɔːrɪkl̩] n. One of the two chambers of the heart which receives the blood from the veins.
auricular [ɔːˈrɪkjʊlə] adj. Of or pertaining to the ear, its auricle, or the sense of hearing.
auriferous [ɔːˈrɪfərəs] adj. Containing gold.
auror [aəˈrɔːrə] n. A luminous phenomenon in the upper regions of the atmosphere.
auspice [ˈɒˌspɪs] n. favoring, protecting, or propitious influence or guidance.
austere [ɔːˈstɪə] adj. Severely simple; unadorned.
autarchy [ˈɔːtɑːki] n. Unrestricted power.
authentic [ɔːˈθentɪk] adj. Of undisputed origin.
authenticity [ˌɔːθenˈtɪsəti] n. The state or quality of being genuine, or of the origin and authorship claimed.
autobiography [ˌɔːtəʊbaɪˈɒɡrəfi] n. The story of one's life written by himself.
autocracy [ɔːˈtɒkrəsi] n. Absolute government.
autocrat [ˈɔːtəkræt] n. Any one who claims or wields unrestricted or undisputed authority or influence.
automaton [ɔːˈtɒmətən] n. Any living being whose actions are or appear to be involuntary or mechanical.
autonomous [ɔːˈtɒnəməs] adj. Self-governing.
autonomy [ɔːˈtɒnəmi] n. Self-government.
autopsy [ˈɔːtɒpsi] n. The examination of a dead body by dissection to ascertain the cause of death.
autumnal [ɔːˈtʌmnəl] adj. Of or pertaining to autumn.
auxiliary [ɔːɡˈzɪliəri] n. One who or that which aids or helps, especially when regarded as subsidiary or accessory.
avalanche [ˈævəlɑːntʃ] n. The fall or sliding of a mass of snow or ice down a mountain-slope, often bearing with it rock.
avarice [ˈævərɪs] n. Passion for getting and keeping riches.
aver [əˈvɜː] v. To assert as a fact.
averse [əˈvɜːs] adj. Reluctant.
aversion [əˈvɜːʃn̩] n. A mental condition of fixed opposition to or dislike of some particular thing.
avert [əˈvɜːt] v. To turn away or aside.
aviary [ˈeɪviəri] n. A spacious cage or enclosure in which live birds are kept.
avidity [æˈvɪdəti] n. Greediness.
avocation [ˌævəˈkeɪʃn̩] n. Diversion.
avow [əˈvaʊ] v. To declare openly.
awaken [əˈweɪkən] v. To arouse, as emotion, interest, or the like.
awry [əˈraɪ] adv. & adj. Out of the proper form, direction, or position.
aye [aɪ] adv. An expression of assent.
azale [aəˈzeɪliə] n. A flowering shrub.
azure [ˈæʒə] n. The color of the sky.
Baconian [baconian] adj. Of or pertaining to Lord Bacon or his system of philosophy.
bacterium [bækˈtɪəriəm] n. A microbe.
badger [ˈbædʒə] v. To pester.
baffle [ˈbæfl̩] v. To foil or frustrate.
bailiff [ˈbeɪlɪf] n. An officer of court having custody of prisoners under arraignment.
baize [beɪz] n. A single-colored napped woolen fabric used for table-covers, curtains, etc.
bale [beɪl] n. A large package prepared for transportation or storage.
baleful [ˈbeɪlfl̩] adj. Malignant.
ballad [ˈbæləd] n. Any popular narrative poem, often with epic subject and usually in lyric form.
balsam [ˈbɔːlsəm] n. A medical preparation, aromatic and oily, used for healing.
banal [bəˈnɑːl] adj. Commonplace.
barcarole [ˌbɑːkəˈrəʊl] n. A boat-song of Venetian gondoliers.
barograph [ˈbærəʊɡrɑːf] n. An instrument that registers graphically and continuously the atmospheric pressure.
barometer [bəˈrɒmɪtə] n. An instrument for indicating the atmospheric pressure per unit of surface.
barring [ˈbɑːrɪŋ] prep. Apart from.
baritone [ˈbærɪtəʊn] adj. Having a register higher than bass and lower than tenor.
bask [bɑːsk] v. To make warm by genial heat.
bass [ˈbeɪs] adj. Low in tone or compass.
baste [beɪst] v. To cover with melted fat, gravy, while cooking.
baton [ˈbætɒn] n. An official staff borne either as a weapon or as an emblem of authority or privilege.
battalion [bəˈtæljən] n. A body of infantry composed of two or more companies, forming a part of a regiment.
batten [ˈbætn̩] n. A narrow strip of wood.
batter [ˈbætə] n. A thick liquid mixture of two or more materials beaten together, to be used in cookery.
bauble [ˈbɔːbl̩] n. A trinket.
bawl [bɔːl] v. To proclaim by outcry.
beatify [biˈætɪfaɪ] v. To make supremely happy.
beatitude [biˈætɪtjuːd] n. Any state of great happiness.
beau [bəʊ] n. An escort or lover.
becalm [biˈkɑːm] v. To make quiet.
beck [bek] v. To give a signal to, by nod or gesture.
bedaub [bɪˈdɔːb] v. To smear over, as with something oily or sticky.
bedeck [bɪˈdek] v. To cover with ornament.
bedlam [ˈbedləm] n. Madhouse.
befog [bɪˈfɒɡ] v. To confuse.
befriend [bɪˈfrend] v. To be a friend to, especially when in need.
beget [bɪˈɡet] v. To produce by sexual generation.
begrudge [bɪˈɡrʌdʒ] v. To envy one of the possession of.
belate [bəˈleɪt] v. To delay past the proper hour.
belay [biːˈleɪ] v. To make fast, as a rope, by winding round a cleat.
belie [bɪˈlaɪ] v. To misrepresent.
believe [bɪˈliːv] v. To accept as true on the testimony or authority of others.
belittle [bɪˈlɪtl̩] v. To disparage.
belle [bel] n. A woman who is a center of attraction because of her beauty, accomplishments, etc.
bellicose [ˈbelɪkəʊs] adj. Warlike.
belligerent [bəˈlɪdʒrənt] adj. Manifesting a warlike spirit.
bemoan [bɪˈməʊn] v. To lament
benediction [ˌbenɪˈdɪkʃn̩] n. a solemn invocation of the divine blessing.
benefactor [ˈbenɪfæktə] n. A doer of kindly and charitable acts.
benefice [ˈbenɪfɪs] n. A church office endowed with funds or property for the maintenance of divine service.
beneficent [bəˈnefɪsənt] adj. Characterized by charity and kindness.
beneficial [ˌbenɪˈfɪʃl̩] adj. Helpful.
beneficiary [ˌbenɪˈfɪʃəri] n. One who is lawfully entitled to the profits and proceeds of an estate or property.
benefit [ˈbenɪfɪt] n. Helpful result.
benevolence [bəˈnevələns] n. Any act of kindness or well-doing.
benevolent [bəˈnevələnt] adj. Loving others and actively desirous of their well-being.
benign [bəˈnaɪn] adj. Good and kind of heart.
benignant [bəˈnɪɡnət] adj. Benevolent in feeling, character, or aspect.
benignity [bəˈnɪɡnəti] n. Kindness of feeling, disposition, or manner.
benison [ˈbenɪzn̩] n. Blessing.
bequeath [bɪˈkwiːð] v. To give by will.
bereave [bɪˈriːv] v. To make desolate with loneliness and grief.
berth [bɜːθ] n. A bunk or bed in a vessel, sleeping-car, etc.
beseech [bɪˈsiːtʃ] v. To implore.
beset [bɪˈset] v. To attack on all sides.
besmear [bɪˈsmɪə] v. To smear over, as with any oily or sticky substance.
bestial [ˈbestɪəl] adj. Animal.
bestrew [bɪˈstruː] v. To sprinkle or cover with things strewn.
bestride [bɪˈstraɪd] v. To get or sit upon astride, as a horse.
bethink [bɪˈθɪŋk] v. To remind oneself.
betide [bɪˈtaɪd] v. To happen to or befall.
betimes [bɪˈtaɪmz] adv. In good season or time.
betroth [bɪˈtrəʊð] v. To engage to marry.
betrothal [bɪˈtrəʊðəl] n. Engagement to marry.
bevel [ˈbevl̩] n. Any inclination of two surfaces other than 90 degrees.
bewilder [bɪˈwɪldə] v. To confuse the perceptions or judgment of.
bibliomani [aˌbɪblɪəʊˈmeɪnjə] n. The passion for collecting books.
bibliography [ˌbɪblɪˈɒɡrəfi] n. A list of the words of an author, or the literature bearing on a particular subject.
bibliophile [ˈbɪblɪəfaɪl] n. One who loves books.
bibulous [ˈbɪbjʊləs] adj. Fond of drinking.
bide [baɪd] v. To await.
biennial [baɪˈenɪəl] n. A plant that produces leaves and roots the first year and flowers and fruit the second.
bier [bɪə] n. A horizontal framework with two handles at each end for carrying a corpse to the grave.
bigamist [ˈbɪɡəmɪst] n. One who has two spouses at the same time.
bigamy [ˈbɪɡəmi] n. The crime of marrying any other person while having a legal spouse living.
bight [baɪt] n. A slightly receding bay between headlands, formed by a long curve of a coast-line.
bilateral [ˌbaɪˈlætərəl] adj. Two-sided.
bilingual [baɪˈlɪŋɡwəl] adj. Speaking two languages.
biograph [ˈbaɪəɡrɑːf] n. A bibliographical sketch or notice.
biography [baɪˈɒɡrəfi] n. A written account of one's life, actions, and character.
biology [baɪˈɒlədʒi] n. The science of life or living organisms.
biped [ˈbaɪped] n. An animal having two feet.
birthright [ˈbɜːθraɪt] n. A privilege or possession into which one is born.
bitterness [ˈbɪtənəs] n. Acridity, as to the taste.
blase [ˈblɑːzeɪ] adj. Sated with pleasure.
blaspheme [blæsˈfiːm] v. To indulge in profane oaths.
blatant [ˈbleɪtnt] adj. Noisily or offensively loud or clamorous.
blaze [bleɪz] n. A vivid glowing flame.
blazon [ˈbleɪzn̩] v. To make widely or generally known.
bleak [bliːk] adj. Desolate.
blemish [ˈblemɪʃ] n. A mark that mars beauty.
blithe [blaɪð] adj. Joyous.
blithesome [ˈblaɪðsəm] adj. Cheerful.
blockade [blɒˈkeɪd] n. The shutting up of a town, a frontier, or a line of coast by hostile forces.
boatswain [ˈbəʊsn̩] n. A subordinate officer of a vessel, who has general charge of the rigging, anchors, etc.
bodice [ˈbɒdɪs] n. A women's ornamental corset-shaped laced waist.
bodily [ˈbɒdəli] adj. Corporeal.
boisterous [ˈbɔɪstərəs] adj. Unchecked merriment or animal spirits.
bole [bəʊl] n. The trunk or body of a tree.
bolero [bəˈleərəʊ] n. A Spanish dance, illustrative of the passion of love, accompanied by caste nets and singing.
boll [bəʊl] n. A round pod or seed-capsule, as a flax or cotton.
bolster [ˈbəʊlstə] v. To support, as something wrong.
bomb [bɒm] n. A hollow projectile containing an explosive material.
bombard [bɒmˈbɑːd] v. To assail with any missile or with abusive speech.
bombardier [ˌbɒmbəˈdɪə] n. A person who has charge of mortars, bombs, and shells.
bombast [ˈbɒmbæst] n. Inflated or extravagant language, especially on unimportant subjects.
boorish [ˈbʊərɪʃ] adj. Rude.
bore [bɔː] v. To weary by tediousness or dullness.
borough [ˈbʌrə] n. An incorporated village or town.
bosom [ˈbʊzəm] n. The breast or the upper front of the thorax of a human being, especially of a woman.
botanical [bəˈtænɪkl̩] adj. Connected with the study or cultivation of plants.
botanize [ˈbɒtənaɪz] v. To study plant-life.
botany [ˈbɒtəni] n. The science that treats of plants.
bountiful [ˈbaʊntɪfəl] adj. Showing abundance.
Bowdlerize [ˈbaʊdləraɪz] v. To expurgate in editing (a literary composition) by omitting words or passages.
bowler [ˈbəʊlə] n. In cricket, the player who delivers the ball.
boycott [ˈbɔɪkɒt] v. To place the products or merchandise of under a ban.
brae [breɪ] n. Hillside.
braggart [ˈbræɡət] n. A vain boaster.
brandish [ˈbrændɪʃ] v. To wave, shake, or flourish triumphantly or defiantly, as a sword or spear.
bravado [brəˈvɑːdəʊ] n. An aggressive display of boldness.
bravo [ˌbrɑːˈvəʊ] interj. Well done.
bray [breɪ] n. A loud harsh sound, as the cry of an ass or the blast of a horn.
braze [breɪz] v. To make of or ornament with brass.
brazier [ˈbreɪzɪə] n. An open pan or basin for holding live coals.
breach [briːtʃ] n. The violation of official duty, lawful right, or a legal obligation.
breaker [ˈbreɪkə] n. One who trains horses, dogs, etc.
breech [briːtʃ] n. The buttocks.
brethren [ˈbreðrən] n. pl. Members of a brotherhood, gild, profession, association, or the like.
brevity [ˈbrevɪti] n. Shortness of duration.
bric-a-brac [ˈbrɪk ə bræk] n. Objects of curiosity or for decoration.
bridle [ˈbraɪdl̩] n. The head-harness of a horse consisting of a head-stall, a bit, and the reins.
brigade [brɪˈɡeɪd] n. A body of troops consisting of two or more regiments.
brigadier [ˌbrɪɡəˈdɪə] n. General officer who commands a brigade, ranking between a colonel and a major-general.
brigand [ˈbrɪɡənd] n. One who lives by robbery and plunder.
brimstone [ˈbrɪmstəʊn] n. Sulfur.
brine [braɪn] n. Water saturated with salt.
bristle [ˈbrɪsl̩] n. One of the coarse, stiff hairs of swine: used in brush-making, etc.
Britanni [abrəˈtæniə] n. The United Kingdom of Great Britain.
Briticism [ˈbrɪtɪsɪzm] n. A word, idiom, or phrase characteristic of Great Britain or the British.
brittle [ˈbrɪtl̩] adj. Fragile.
broach [brəʊtʃ] v. To mention, for the first time.
broadcast [ˈbrɔːdkɑːst] adj. Disseminated far and wide.
brogan [ˈbroɡən] n. A coarse, heavy shoe.
brogue [brəʊɡ] n. Any dialectic pronunciation of English, especially that of the Irish people.
brokerage [ˈbrəʊkərɪdʒ] n. The business of making sales and purchases for a commission; a broker.
bromine [ˈbrəʊmiːn] n. A dark reddish-brown, non-metallic liquid element with a suffocating odor.
bronchitis [brɒŋˈkaɪtɪs] n. Inflammation of the bronchial tubes.
bronchus [ˈbrɒŋkəs] n. Either of the two subdivisions of the trachea conveying air into the lungs.
brooch [brəʊtʃ] n. An article of jewelry fastened by a hinged pin and hook on the underside.
brotherhood [ˈbrʌðəhʊd] n. Spiritual or social fellowship or solidarity.
browbeat [ˈbraʊbiːt] v. To overwhelm, or attempt to do so, by stern, haughty, or rude address or manner.
brusque [bruːsk] adj. Somewhat rough or rude in manner or speech.
buffoon [bəˈfuːn] n. A clown.
buffoonery [bəˈfuːnəri] n. Low drollery, coarse jokes, etc.
bulbous [ˈbʌlbəs] adj. Of, or pertaining to, or like a bulb.
bullock [ˈbʊlək] n. An ox.
bulrush [ˈbʊlrʌʃ] n. Any one of various tall rush-like plants growing in damp ground or water.
bulwark [ˈbʊlwək] n. Anything that gives security or defense.
bumper [ˈbʌmpə] n. A cup or glass filled to the brim, especially one to be drunk as a toast or health.
bumptious [ˈbʌmpʃəs] adj. Full of offensive and aggressive self-conceit.
bungle [ˈbʌŋɡl̩] v. To execute clumsily.
buoyancy [ˈbɔɪənsi] n. Power or tendency to float on or in a liquid or gas.
buoyant [ˈbɔɪənt] adj. Having the power or tendency to float or keep afloat.
bureau [ˈbjʊərəʊ] n. A chest of drawers for clothing, etc.
bureaucracy [bjʊəˈrɒkrəsi] n. Government by departments of men transacting particular branches of public business.
burgess [ˈbɜːdʒɪs] n. In colonial times, a member of the lower house of the legislature of Maryland or Virginia.
burgher [ˈbɜːɡə] n. An inhabitant, citizen or freeman of a borough burgh, or corporate town.
burnish [ˈbɜːnɪʃ] v. To make brilliant or shining.
bursar [ˈbɜːsə] n. A treasurer.
bustle [ˈbʌsl̩] v. To hurry.
butt [bʌt] v. To strike with or as with the head, or horns.
butte [ˈbjuːt] n. A conspicuous hill, low mountain, or natural turret, generally isolated.
buttress [ˈbʌtrəs] n. Any support or prop.
by-law [ˈbaɪlɔː] n. A rule or law adopted by an association, a corporation, or the like.
cabal [kəˈbæl] n. A number of persons secretly united for effecting by intrigue some private purpose.
cabalism [cabalism] n. Superstitious devotion to one's religion.
cabinet [ˈkæbɪnət] n. The body of men constituting the official advisors of the executive head of a nation.
cacophony [kæˈkɒfəni] n. A disagreeable, harsh, or discordant sound or combination of sounds or tones.
cadaverous [kəˈdævərəs] adj. Resembling a corpse.
cadence [ˈkeɪdəns] n. Rhythmical or measured flow or movement, as in poetry or the time and pace of marching troops.
cadenz [akəˈdenzə] n. An embellishment or flourish, prepared or improvised, for a solo voice or instrument.
caitiff [ˈkeɪtɪf] adj. Cowardly.
cajole [kəˈdʒəʊl] v. To impose on or dupe by flattering speech.
cajolery [kəˈdʒəʊləri] n. Delusive speech.
calculable [ˈkælkjʊləbl̩] adj. That may be estimated by reckoning.
calculus [ˈkælkjʊləs] n. A concretion formed in various parts of the body resembling a pebble in hardness.
callosity [kæˈlɒsɪti] n. The state of being hard and insensible.
callow [ˈkæləʊ] adj. Without experience of the world.
calorie [ˈkæləri] n. Amount of heat needed to raise the temperature of 1 kilogram of water 1 degree centigrade.
calumny [ˈkæləmni] n. Slander.
Calvary [ˈkælvəri] n. The place where Christ was crucified.
Calvinism [ˈkælvɪnɪzəm] n. The system of doctrine taught by John Calvin.
Calvinize [calvinize] v. To teach or imbue with the doctrines of Calvinism.
came [keɪm] n. A leaden sash-bar or grooved strip for fastening panes in stained-glass windows.
cameo [ˈkæmɪəʊ] n. Any small engraved or carved work in relief.
campaign [kæmˈpeɪn] n. A complete series of connected military operations.
Canaanite [ˈkeɪnəˌnaɪt] n. A member of one of the three tribes that dwelt in the land of Canaan, or western Palestine.
canary [kəˈneəri] adj. Of a bright but delicate yellow.
candid [ˈkændɪd] adj. Straightforward.
candor [ˈkændə] n. The quality of frankness or outspokenness.
canine [ˈkeɪnaɪn] adj. Characteristic of a dog.
canon [ˈkænən] n. Any rule or law.
cant [kænt] v. To talk in a singsong, preaching tone with affected solemnity.
cantat [akænˈtɑːtə] n. A choral composition.
canto [ˈkæntəʊ] n. One of the divisions of an extended poem.
cantonment [kænˈtuːnmənt] n. The part of the town or district in which the troops are quartered.
capacious [kəˈpeɪʃəs] adj. Roomy.
capillary [kəˈpɪləri] n. A minute vessel having walls composed of a single layer of cells.
capitulate [kəˈpɪtʃʊleɪt] v. To surrender or stipulate terms.
caprice [kəˈpriːs] n. A whim.
caption [ˈkæpʃn̩] n. A heading, as of a chapter, section, document, etc.
captious [ˈkæpʃəs] adj. Hypercritical.
captivate [ˈkæptɪveɪt] v. To fascinate, as by excellence. eloquence, or beauty.
carcass [ˈkɑːkəs] n. The dead body of an animal.
cardiac [ˈkɑːdɪæk] adj. Pertaining to the heart.
cardinal [ˈkɑːdɪnl̩] adj. Of prime or special importance.
caret [ˈkæret] n. A sign (^) placed below a line, indicating where omitted words, etc., should be inserted.
caricature [ˈkærɪkətʃʊə] n. a picture or description in which natural characteristics are exaggerated or distorted.
carnage [ˈkɑːnɪdʒ] n. Massacre.
carnal [ˈkɑːnl̩] adj. Sensual.
carnivorous [kɑːˈnɪvərəs] adj. Eating or living on flesh.
carouse [kəˈraʊz] v. To drink deeply and in boisterous or jovial manner.
carrion [ˈkærɪən] n. Dead and putrefying flesh.
cartilage [ˈkɑːtɪlɪdʒ] n. An elastic animal tissue of firm consistence.
cartridge [ˈkɑːtrɪdʒ] n. A charge for a firearm, or for blasting.
caste [kɑːst] n. The division of society on artificial grounds.
castigate [ˈkæstɪɡeɪt] v. To punish.
casual [ˈkæʒʊəl] adj. Accidental, by chance.
casualty [ˈkæʒʊəlti] n. A fatal or serious accident or disaster.
cataclysm [ˈkætəklɪzəm] n. Any overwhelming flood of water.
cataract [ˈkætərækt] n. Opacity of the lens of the eye resulting in complete or partial blindness.
catastrophe [kəˈtæstrəfi] n. Any great and sudden misfortune or calamity.
cathode [ˈkæθəʊd] n. The negative pole or electrode of a galvanic battery.
Catholicism [kəˈθɒlɪsɪzm] n. The system, doctrine, and practice of the Roman Catholic Church.
catholicity [ˌkæθəˈlɪsɪti] n. Universal prevalence or acceptance.
cat-o-nine-tails [ˈkætənaɪnˈteɪlz] n. An instrument consisting of nine pieces of cord, formerly used for flogging in the army and navy.
caucus [ˈkɔːkəs] n. A private meeting of members of a political party to select candidates.
causal [ˈkɔːzl̩] adj. Indicating or expressing a cause.
caustic [ˈkɔːstɪk] adj. Sarcastic and severe.
cauterize [ˈkɔːtəraɪz] v. To burn or sear as with a heated iron.
cede [siːd] v. To pass title to.
censor [ˈsensə] n. An official examiner of manuscripts empowered to prohibit their publication.
censorious [senˈsɔːrɪəs] adj. Judging severely or harshly.
census [ˈsensəs] n. An official numbering of the people of a country or district.
centenary [senˈtiːnəri] adj. Pertaining to a hundred years or a period of a hundred years.
centiliter [centiliter] n. A hundredth of a liter.
centimeter [ˈsentəˌmitə] n. A length of one hundredth of a meter.
centurion [senˈtjʊərɪən] n. A captain of a company of one hundred infantry in the ancient Roman army.
cereal [ˈsɪərɪəl] adj. Pertaining to edible grain or farinaceous seeds.
ceremonial [ˌserɪˈməʊnɪəl] adj. Characterized by outward form or ceremony.
ceremonious [ˌserɪˈməʊnɪəs] adj. Observant of ritual.
cessation [seˈseɪʃn̩] n. Discontinuance, as of action or motion.
cession [ˈseʃn̩] n. Surrender, as of possessions or rights.
chagrin [ˈʃæɡrɪn] n. Keen vexation, annoyance, or mortification, as at one's failures or errors.
chameleon [kəˈmiːlɪən] adj. Changeable in appearance.
chancery [ˈtʃɑːnsəri] n. A court of equity, as distinguished from a common-law court.
chaos [ˈkeɪɒs] n. Any condition of which the elements or parts are in utter disorder and confusion.
characteristic [ˌkærəktəˈrɪstɪk] n. A distinctive feature.
characterize [ˈkærəktəraɪz] v. To describe by distinctive marks or peculiarities.
charlatan [ˈʃɑːlətən] n. A quack.
chasm [ˈkæzəm] n. A yawning hollow, as in the earth's surface.
chasten [ˈtʃeɪsn̩] v. To purify by affliction.
chastise [tʃæˈstaɪz] v. To subject to punitive measures.
chastity [ˈtʃæstɪti] n. Sexual or moral purity.
chateau [ˈʃætəʊ] n. A castle or manor-house.
chattel [ˈtʃætl̩] n. Any article of personal property.
check [tʃek] v. To hold back.
chiffon [ˈʃɪfɒn] n. A very thin gauze used for trimmings, evening dress, etc.
chivalry [ˈʃɪvəlri] n. The knightly system of feudal times with its code, usages and practices.
choler [aˈkɒlərə] n. An acute epidemic disease.
choleric [ˈkɒlərɪk] adj. Easily provoked to anger.
choral [ˈkɔːrəl] adj. Pertaining to, intended for, or performed by a chorus or choir.
Christ [ˈkraɪst] n. A title of Jesus
christen [ˈkrɪsn̩] v. To name in baptism.
Christendom [ˈkrɪsndəm] n. That part of the world where Christianity is generally professed.
chromatic [krəʊˈmætɪk] adj. Belonging, relating to, or abounding in color.
chronology [krəˈnɒlədʒi] n. The science that treats of computation of time or of investigation and arrangement of events.
chronometer [krəˈnɒmɪtə] n. A portable timekeeper of the highest attainable precision.
cipher [ˈsaɪfə] v. To calculate arithmetically. (also a noun meaning zero or nothing)
circulate [ˈsɜːkjʊleɪt] v. To disseminate.
circumference [sɜːˈkʌmfərəns] n. The boundary-line of a circle.
circumlocution [ˌsɜːkəmləˈkjuːʃn̩] n. Indirect or roundabout expression.
circumnavigate [ˌsɜːkəmˈnævɪɡeɪt] v. To sail quite around.
circumscribe [ˈsɜːkəmskraɪb] v. To confine within bounds.
circumspect [ˈsɜːkəmspekt] adj. Showing watchfulness, caution, or careful consideration.
citadel [ˈsɪtədəl] n. Any strong fortress.
cite [saɪt] v. To refer to specifically.
claimant [ˈkleɪmənt] n. One who makes a claim or demand, as of right.
clairvoyance [kleəˈvoɪəns] n. Intuitive sagacity or perception.
clamorous [ˈklæmərəs] adj. Urgent in complaint or demand.
clan [klæn] n. A tribe.
clandestine [klænˈdestɪn] adj. Surreptitious.
clangor [clangor] n. Clanking or a ringing, as of arms, chains, or bells; clamor.
clarify [ˈklærɪfaɪ] v. To render intelligible.
clarion [ˈklærɪən] n. A small shrill trumpet or bugle.
classify [ˈklæsɪfaɪ] v. To arrange in a class or classes on the basis of observed resemblance’s and differences.
clearance [ˈklɪərəns] n. A certificate from the proper authorities that a vessel has complied with the law and may sail.
clemency [ˈklemənsi] n. Mercy.
clement [ˈklemənt] adj. Compassionate.
close-hauled [kləʊs ˈhɔːld] adj. Having the sails set for sailing as close to the wind as possible.
clothier [ˈkləʊðɪə] n. One who makes or sells cloth or clothing.
clumsy [ˈklʌmzi] adj. Awkward of movement.
coagulate [kəʊˈæɡjʊleɪt] v. To change into a clot or a jelly, as by heat, by chemical action, or by a ferment.
coagulant [kəʊˈæɡjʊlənt] adj. Producing coagulation.
coalescence [ˌkəʊəˈlesəns] n. The act or process of coming together so as to form one body, combination, or product.
coalition [ˌkəʊəˈlɪʃn̩] n. Combination in a body or mass.
coddle [ˈkɒdl̩] v. To treat as a baby or an invalid.
codicil [ˈkəʊdɪsɪl] n. A supplement adding to, revoking, or explaining in the body of a will.
coerce [kəʊˈɜːs] v. To force.
coercion [kəʊˈɜːʃn̩] n. Forcible constraint or restraint, moral or physical.
coercive [kəʊˈɜːsɪv] adj. Serving or tending to force.
cogent [ˈkəʊdʒənt] adj. Appealing strongly to the reason or conscience.
cognate [ˈkɒɡneɪt] adj. Akin.
cognizant [ˈkɒɡnɪzənt] adj. Taking notice.
cohere [kəʊˈhɪə] v. To stick together.
cohesion [kəʊˈhiːʒn̩] n. Consistency.
cohesive [kəʊˈhiːsɪv] adj. Having the property of consistency.
coincide [ˌkəʊɪnˈsaɪd] v. To correspond.
coincidence [kəʊˈɪnsɪdəns] n. A circumstance so agreeing with another: often implying accident.
coincident [kəʊˈɪnsɪdənt] adj. Taking place at the same time.
collaborate [kəˈlæbəreɪt] v. To labor or cooperate with another or others, especially in literary or scientific pursuits.
collapse [kəˈlæps] v. To cause to shrink, fall in, or fail.
collapsible [kəˈlæpsəbl̩] adj. That may or can collapse.
colleague [ˈkɒliːɡ] n. An associate in professional employment.
collective [kəˈlektɪv] adj. Consisting of a number of persons or objects considered as gathered into a mass, or sum.
collector [kəˈlektə] n. One who makes a collection, as of objects of art, books, or the like.
collegian [kəˈliːdʒən] n. A college student.
collide [kəˈlaɪd] v. To meet and strike violently.
collier [ˈkɒlɪə] n. One who works in a coal-mine.
collision [kəˈlɪʒn̩] n. Violent contact.
colloquial [kəˈləʊkwɪəl] adj. Pertaining or peculiar to common speech as distinguished from literary.
colloquialism [kəˈləʊkwɪəlɪzəm] n. Form of speech used only or chiefly in conversation.
colloquy [ˈkɒləkwi] n. Conversation.
collusion [kəˈluːʒn̩] n. A secret agreement for a wrongful purpose.
colossus [kəˈlɒsəs] n. Any strikingly great person or object.
comely [ˈkʌmli] adj. Handsome.
comestible [kəˈmestəbl̩] adj. Fit to be eaten.
comical [ˈkɒmɪkl̩] adj. Funny.
commemorate [kəˈmeməreɪt] v. To serve as a remembrance of.
commentary [ˈkɒməntri] n. A series of illustrative or explanatory notes on any important work.
commingle [kəˈmɪŋɡl̩] v. To blend.
commissariat [ˌkɒmɪˈseərɪət] n. The department of an army charged with the provision of its food and water and daily needs.
commission [kəˈmɪʃn̩] v. To empower.
commitment [kəˈmɪtmənt] n. The act or process of entrusting or consigning for safe-keeping.
committal [kəˈmɪtl̩] n. The act, fact, or result of committing, or the state of being
commodity [kəˈmɒdɪti] n. Something that is bought and sold.
commotion [kəˈməʊʃn̩] n. A disturbance or violent agitation.
commute [kəˈmjuːt] v. To put something, especially something less severe, in place of.
comparable [ˈkɒmpərəbl̩] adj. Fit to be compared.
comparative [kəmˈpærətɪv] adj. Relative.
comparison [kəmˈpærɪsn̩] n. Examination of two or more objects with reference to their likeness or unlikeness.
compensate [ˈkɒmpənseɪt] v. To remunerate.
competence [ˈkɒmpɪtəns] n. Adequate qualification or capacity.
competent [ˈkɒmpɪtənt] adj. Qualified.
competitive [kəmˈpetətɪv] adj. characterized by rivalry.
competitor [kəmˈpetɪtə] n. A rival.
complacence [kəmˈpleɪsəns] n. Satisfaction with one's acts or surroundings.
complacent [kəmˈpleɪsənt] adj. Pleased or satisfied with oneself.
complaisance [kəmˈpleɪzəns] n. Politeness.
complaisant [kəmˈpleɪzənt] adj. Agreeable.
complement [ˈkɒmplɪmənt] v. To make complete.
complex [ˈkɒmpleks] adj. Complicated.
compliant [kəmˈplaɪənt] adj. Yielding.
complicate [ˈkɒmplɪkeɪt] v. To make complex, difficult, or hard to deal with.
complication [ˌkɒmplɪˈkeɪʃn̩] n. An intermingling or combination of things or parts, especially in a perplexing manner.
complicity [kəmˈplɪsɪti] n. Participation or partnership, as in wrong-doing or with a wrong-doer.
compliment [ˈkɒmplɪment] v. To address or gratify with expressions of delicate praise.
component [kəmˈpəʊnənt] n. A constituent element or part.
comport [kəmˈpɔːt] v. To conduct or behave (oneself).
composure [kəmˈpəʊʒə] n. Calmness.
comprehensible [ˌkɒmprɪˈhensəbl̩] adj. Intelligible.
comprehension [ˌkɒmprɪˈhenʃn̩] n. Ability to know.
comprehensive [ˌkɒmprɪˈhensɪv] adj. Large in scope or content.
compress [kəmˈpres] v. To press together or into smaller space.
compressible [kəmˈpresəbl] adj. Capable of being pressed into smaller compass.
compression [kəmˈpreʃn̩] n. Constraint, as by force or authority.
comprise [kəmˈpraɪz] v. To consist of.
compulsion [kəmˈpʌlʃn̩] n. Coercion.
compulsory [kəmˈpʌlsəri] adj. Forced.
compunction [kəmˈpʌŋkʃn̩] n. Remorseful feeling.
compute [kəmˈpjuːt] v. To ascertain by mathematical calculation.
concede [kənˈsiːd] v. To surrender.
conceit [kənˈsiːt] n. Self-flattering opinion.
conceive [kənˈsiːv] v. To form an idea, mental image or thought of.
concerto [kənˈtʃeətəʊ] n. A musical composition.
concession [kənˈseʃn̩] n. Anything granted or yielded, or admitted in response to a demand, petition, or claim.
conciliate [kənˈsɪlɪeɪt] v. To obtain the friendship of.
conciliatory [kənˈsɪlɪətəri] adj. Tending to reconcile.
conclusive [kənˈkluːsɪv] adj. Sufficient to convince or decide.
concord [ˈkɒŋkɔːd] n. Harmony.
concordance [kənˈkɔːdəns] n. Harmony.
concur [kənˈkɜː] v. To agree.
concurrence [kənˈkʌrəns] n. Agreement.
concurrent [kənˈkʌrənt] adj. Occurring or acting together.
concussion [kənˈkʌʃn̩] n. A violent shock to some organ by a fall or a sudden blow.
condensation [ˌkɒndenˈseɪʃn̩] n. The act or process of making dense or denser.
condense [kənˈdens] v. To abridge.
condescend [ˌkɒndɪˈsend] v. To come down voluntarily to equal terms with inferiors.
condolence [kənˈdəʊləns] n. Expression of sympathy with a person in pain, sorrow, or misfortune.
conduce [kənˈdjuːs] v. To bring about.
conducive [kənˈdjuːsɪv] adj. Contributing to an end.
conductible [conductible] adj. Capable of being conducted or transmitted.
conduit [ˈkɒndwɪt] n. A means for conducting something, particularly a tube, pipe, or passageway for a fluid.
confectionery [kənˈfekʃənəri] n. The candy collectively that a confectioner makes or sells, as candy.
confederacy [kənˈfedərəsi] n. A number of states or persons in compact or league with each other, as for mutual aid.
confederate [kənˈfedəreɪt] n. One who is united with others in a league, compact, or agreement.
confer [kənˈfɜː] v. To bestow.
conferee [ˌkɑːnfəˈriː] n. A person with whom another confers.
confessor [kənˈfesə] n. A spiritual advisor.
confidant [ˌkɒnfɪˈdænt] n. One to whom secrets are entrusted.
confide [kənˈfaɪd] v. To reveal in trust or confidence.
confidence [ˈkɒnfɪdəns] n. The state or feeling of trust in or reliance upon another.
confident [ˈkɒnfɪdənt] adj. Assured.
confinement [kənˈfaɪnmənt] n. Restriction within limits or boundaries.
confiscate [ˈkɒnfɪskeɪt] v. To appropriate (private property) as forfeited to the public use or treasury.
conflagration [ˌkɒnfləˈɡreɪʃn̩] n. A great fire, as of many buildings, a forest, or the like.
confluence [ˈkɒnflʊəns] n. The place where streams meet.
confluent [ˈkɒnflʊənt] n. A stream that unites with another.
conformance [kənˈfɔːməns] n. The act or state or conforming.
conformable [kənˈfɔːməbl̩] adj. Harmonious.
conformation [ˌkɒnfɔːˈmeɪʃn̩] n. General structure, form, or outline.
conformity [kənˈfɔːmɪti] n. Correspondence in form, manner, or use.
confront [kənˈfrʌnt] v. To encounter, as difficulties or obstacles.
congeal [kənˈdʒiːl] v. To coagulate.
congenial [kənˈdʒiːnɪəl] adj. Having kindred character or tastes.
congest [kənˈdʒest] v. To collect into a mass.
congregate [ˈkɒŋɡrɪɡeɪt] v. To bring together into a crowd.
coniferous [kəˈnɪfərəs] adj. Cone-bearing trees.
conjecture [kənˈdʒektʃə] n. A guess.
conjoin [kənˈdʒɔɪn] v. To unite.
conjugal [ˈkɒndʒʊɡəl] adj. Pertaining to marriage, marital rights, or married persons.
conjugate [ˈkɒndʒʊɡeɪt] adj. Joined together in pairs.
conjugation [ˌkɒndʒʊˈɡeɪʃn̩] n. The state or condition of being joined together.
conjunction [kənˈdʒʌŋkʃn̩] n. The state of being joined together, or the things so joined.
connive [kəˈnaɪv] v. To be in collusion.
connoisseur [ˌkɒnəˈsɜː] n. A critical judge of art, especially one with thorough knowledge and sound judgment of art.
connote [kəˈnəʊt] v. To mean; signify.
connubial [kəˈnjuːbɪəl] adj. Pertaining to marriage or matrimony.
conquer [ˈkɒŋkə] v. To overcome by force.
consanguineous [ˌkɒnsæŋˈɡwɪnɪəs] adj. Descended from the same parent or ancestor.
conscience [ˈkɒnʃəns] n. The faculty in man by which he distinguishes between right and wrong in character and conduct.
conscientious [ˌkɒnʃɪˈenʃəs] adj. Governed by moral standard.
conscious [ˈkɒnʃəs] adj. Aware that one lives, feels, and thinks.
conscript [kənˈskrɪpt] v. To force into military service.
consecrate [ˈkɒnsɪkreɪt] v. To set apart as sacred.
consecutive [kənˈsekjʊtɪv] adj. Following in uninterrupted succession.
consensus [kənˈsensəs] n. A collective unanimous opinion of a number of persons.
conservatism [kənˈsɜːvətɪzəm] n. Tendency to adhere to the existing order of things.
conservative [kənˈsɜːvətɪv] adj. Adhering to the existing order of things.
conservatory [kənˈsɜːvətr̩i] n. An institution for instruction and training in music and declamation.
consign [kənˈsaɪn] v. To entrust.
consignee [ˌkɒnsaɪˈniː] n. A person to whom goods or other property has been entrusted.
consignor [kənˈsaɪnə] n. One who entrusts.
consistency [kənˈsɪstənsi] n. A state of permanence.
console [kənˈsəʊl] v. To comfort.
consolidate [kənˈsɒlɪdeɪt] v. To combine into one body or system.
consonance [ˈkɒnsənəns] n. The state or quality of being in accord with.
consonant [ˈkɒnsənənt] adj. Being in agreement or harmony with.
consort [kənˈsɔːt] n. A companion or associate.
conspicuous [kənˈspɪkjʊəs] adj. Clearly visible.
conspirator [kənˈspɪrətə] n. One who agrees with others to cooperate in accomplishing some unlawful purpose.
conspire [kənˈspaɪə] v. To plot.
constable [ˈkɒnstəbl̩] n. An officer whose duty is to maintain the peace.
constellation [ˌkɒnstəˈleɪʃn̩] n. An arbitrary assemblage or group of stars.
consternation [ˌkɒnstəˈneɪʃn̩] n. Panic.
constituency [kənˈstɪtjʊənsi] n. The inhabitants or voters in a district represented in a legislative body.
constituent [kənˈstɪtjʊənt] n. One who has the right to vote at an election.
constrict [kənˈstrɪkt] v. To bind.
consul [ˈkɒnsl̩] n. An officer appointed to reside in a foreign city, chiefly to represent his country.
consulate [ˈkɒnsjʊlət] n. The place in which a consul transacts official business.
consummate [kənˈsʌmət] v. To bring to completion.
consumption [kənˈsʌmpʃn̩] n. Gradual destruction, as by burning, eating, etc., or by using up, wearing out, etc.
consumptive [kənˈsʌmptɪv] adj. Designed for gradual destruction.
contagion [kənˈteɪdʒən] n. The communication of disease from person to person.
contagious [kənˈteɪdʒəs] adj. Transmitting disease.
contaminate [kənˈtæmɪneɪt] v. To pollute.
contemplate [ˈkɒntəmpleɪt] v. To consider thoughtfully.
contemporaneous [kənˌtempəˈreɪnɪəs] adj. Living, occurring, or existing at the same time.
contemporary [kənˈtemprəri] adj. Living or existing at the same time.
contemptible [kənˈtemptəbl̩] adj. Worthy of scorn or disdain.
contemptuous [kənˈtemptʃʊəs] adj. Disdainful.
contender [kənˈtendə] n. One who exerts oneself in opposition or rivalry.
contiguity [ˌkɒntɪˈɡjuːɪti] n. Proximity.
contiguous [kənˈtɪɡjʊəs] adj. Touching or joining at the edge or boundary.
continence [ˈkɒntɪnəns] n. Self-restraint with respect to desires, appetites, and passion.
contingency [kənˈtɪndʒənsi] n. Possibility of happening.
contingent [kənˈtɪndʒənt] adj. Not predictable.
continuance [kənˈtɪnjʊəns] n. Permanence.
continuation [kənˌtɪnjʊˈeɪʃn̩] n. Prolongation.
continuity [ˌkɒntɪˈnjuːɪti] n. Uninterrupted connection in space, time, operation, or development.
continuous [kənˈtɪnjʊəs] adj. Connected, extended, or prolonged without separation or interruption of sequence.
contort [kənˈtɔːt] v. To twist into a misshapen form.
contraband [ˈkɒntrəbænd] n. Trade forbidden by law or treaty.
contradiction [ˌkɒntrəˈdɪkʃn̩] n. The assertion of the opposite of that which has been said.
contradictory [ˌkɒntrəˈdɪktəri] adj. Inconsistent with itself.
contraposition [ˌkɒntrəpəˈzɪʃən] n. A placing opposite.
contravene [ˌkɒntrəˈviːn] v. To prevent or obstruct the operation of.
contribution [ˌkɒntrɪˈbjuːʃn̩] n. The act of giving for a common purpose.
contributor [kənˈtrɪbjuːtə] n. One who gives or furnishes, in common with others, for a common purpose.
contrite [kənˈtraɪt] adj. Broken in spirit because of a sense of sin.
contrivance [kənˈtraɪvəns] n. The act planning, devising, inventing, or adapting something to or for a special purpose.
contrive [kənˈtraɪv] v. To manage or carry through by some device or scheme.
control [kənˈtrəʊl] v. To exercise a directing, restraining, or governing influence over.
controller [kənˈtrəʊlə] n. One who or that which regulates or directs.
contumacious [ˌkɒntjuːˈmeɪʃəs] adj. Rebellious.
contumacy [ˈkɒntjʊməsi] n. Contemptuous disregard of the requirements of rightful authority.
contuse [kənˈtjuːz] v. To bruise by a blow, either with or without the breaking of the skin.
contusion [kənˈtjuːʒn̩] n. A bruise.
convalesce [ˌkɒnvəˈles] v. To recover after a sickness.
convalescence [ˌkɒnvəˈlesns] n. The state of progressive restoration to health and strength after the cessation of disease.
convalescent [ˌkɒnvəˈlesnt] adj. Recovering health after sickness.
convene [kənˈviːn] v. To summon or cause to assemble.
convenience [kənˈviːnɪəns] n. Fitness, as of time or place.
converge [kənˈvɜːdʒ] v. To cause to incline and approach nearer together.
convergent [kənˈvɜːdʒənt] adj. Tending to one point.
conversant [kənˈvɜːsnt] adj. Thoroughly informed.
conversion [kənˈvɜːʃn̩] n. Change from one state or position to another, or from one form to another.
convertible [kənˈvɜːtəbl̩] adj. Interchangeable.
convex [ˈkɒnveks] adj. Curving like the segment of the globe or of the surface of a circle.
conveyance [kənˈveɪəns] n. That by which anything is transported.
convivial [kənˈvɪvɪəl] adj. Devoted to feasting, or to good-fellowship in eating or drinking.
convolution [ˌkɒnvəˈluːʃn̩] n. A winding motion.
convolve [kənˈvɒlv] v. To move with a circling or winding motion.
convoy [ˈkɒnvɔɪ] n. A protecting force accompanying property in course of transportation.
convulse [kənˈvʌls] v. To cause spasms in.
convulsion [kənˈvʌlʃn̩] n. A violent and abnormal muscular contraction of the body.
copious [ˈkəʊpɪəs] adj. Plenteous.
coquette [kɒˈket] n. A flirt.
cornice [ˈkɔːnɪs] n. An ornamental molding running round the walls of a room close to the ceiling.
cornucopi [aˌkɔːnjʊˈkəʊpɪə] n. The horn of plenty, symbolizing peace and prosperity.
corollary [kəˈrɒləri] n. A proposition following so obviously from another that it requires little demonstration.
coronation [ˌkɒrəˈneɪʃn̩] n. The act or ceremony of crowning a monarch.
coronet [ˈkɒrənet] n. Inferior crown denoting, according to its form, various degrees of noble rank less than sovereign.
corporal [ˈkɔːpərəl] adj. Belonging or relating to the body as opposed to the mind.
corporate [ˈkɔːpərət] adj. Belonging to a corporation.
corporeal [kɔːˈpɔːrɪəl] adj. Of a material nature; physical.
corps [kɔːz] n. A number or body of persons in some way associated or acting together.
corpse [kɔːps] n. A dead body.
corpulent [ˈkɔːpjʊlənt] adj. Obese.
corpuscle [ˈkɔːpʌsl̩] n. A minute particle of matter.
correlate [ˈkɒrəleɪt] v. To put in some relation of connection or correspondence.
correlative [kɒˈrelətɪv] adj. Mutually involving or implying one another.
corrigible [ˈkɒrɪdʒəbl̩] adj. Capable of reformation.
corroborate [kəˈrɒbəreɪt] v. To strengthen, as proof or conviction.
corroboration [kəˌrɒbəˈreɪʃn̩] n. Confirmation.
corrode [kəˈrəʊd] v. To ruin or destroy little by little.
corrosion [kəˈrəʊʒn̩] n. Gradual decay by crumbling or surface disintegration.
corrosive [kəˈrəʊsɪv] n. That which causes gradual decay by crumbling or surface disintegration.
corruptible [kəˈrʌptəbl̩] adj. Open to bribery.
corruption [kəˈrʌpʃn̩] n. Loss of purity or integrity.
cosmetic [kɒzˈmetɪk] adj. Pertaining to the art of beautifying, especially the complexion.
cosmic [ˈkɒzmɪk] adj. Pertaining to the universe.
cosmogony [kɒzˈmɒɡəni] n. A doctrine of creation or of the origin of the universe.
cosmography [kɒzˈmɒɡrəfɪ] n. The science that describes the universe, including astronomy, geography, and geology.
cosmology [kɒzˈmɒlədʒi] n. The general science of the universe.
cosmopolitan [ˌkɒzməˈpɒlɪtən] adj. Common to all the world.
cosmopolitanism [ˌkɒzməˈpɒlɪtənɪzm] n. A cosmopolitan character.
cosmos [ˈkɒzmɒs] n. The world or universe considered as a system, perfect in order and arrangement.
counter-claim [ˈkaʊntəkleɪm] n. A cross-demand alleged by a defendant in his favor against the plaintiff.
counteract [ˌkaʊntəˈrækt] v. To act in opposition to.
counterbalance [ˌkaʊntəˈbæləns] v. To oppose with an equal force.
countercharge [ˈkaʊntərˌtʃɑːdʒ] v. To accuse in return.
counterfeit [ˈkaʊntəfɪt] adj. Made to resemble something else.
counterpart [ˈkaʊntəpɑːt] n. Something taken with another for the completion of either.
countervail [ˈkaʊntəveɪl] v. To offset.
counting-house [ˈkaʊntɪŋ haʊs] n. A house or office used for transacting business, bookkeeping, correspondence, etc.
countryman [ˈkʌntrimən] n. A rustic.
courageous [kəˈreɪdʒəs] adj. Brave.
course [kɔːs] n. Line of motion or direction.
courser [ˈkɔːsə] n. A fleet and spirited horse.
courtesy [ˈkɜːtəsi] n. Politeness originating in kindness and exercised habitually.
covenant [ˈkʌvənənt] n. An agreement entered into by two or more persons or parties.
covert [ˈkʌvət] adj. Concealed, especially for an evil purpose.
covey [ˈkʌvi] n. A flock of quails or partridges.
cower [ˈkaʊə] v. To crouch down tremblingly, as through fear or shame.
coxswain [ˈkɒksn̩] n. One who steers a rowboat, or one who has charge of a ship's boat and its crew under an officer.
crag [kræɡ] n. A rugged, rocky projection on a cliff or ledge.
cranium [ˈkreɪnɪəm] n. The skull of an animal, especially that part enclosing the brain.
crass [kræs] adj. Coarse or thick in nature or structure, as opposed to thin or fine.
craving [ˈkreɪvɪŋ] n. A vehement desire.
creak [kriːk] n. A sharp, harsh, squeaking sound.
creamery [ˈkriːməri] n. A butter-making establishment.
creamy [ˈkriːmi] adj. Resembling or containing cream.
credence [ˈkriːdns] n. Belief.
credible [ˈkredəbl̩] adj. Believable.
credulous [ˈkredjʊləs] adj. Easily deceived.
creed [kriːd] n. A formal summary of fundamental points of religious belief.
crematory [ˈkremətəri] adj. A place for cremating dead bodies.
crevasse [krɪˈvæs] n. A deep crack or fissure in the ice of a glacier.
crevice [ˈkrevɪs] n. A small fissure, as between two contiguous surfaces.
criterion [kraɪˈtɪərɪən] n. A standard by which to determine the correctness of a judgment or conclusion.
critique [krɪˈtiːk] n. A criticism or critical review.
crockery [ˈkrɒkəri] n. Earthenware made from baked clay.
crucible [ˈkruːsɪbl̩] n. A trying and purifying test or agency.
crusade [kruːˈseɪd] n. Any concerted movement, vigorously prosecuted, in behalf of an idea or principle.
crustacean [krʌˈsteɪʃn̩] adj. Pertaining to a division of arthropods, containing lobsters, crabs, crawfish, etc.
crustaceous [crustaceous] adj. Having a crust-like shell.
cryptogram [ˈkrɪptəɡræm] n. Anything written in characters that are secret or so arranged as to have hidden meaning.
crystallize [ˈkrɪstəlaɪz] v. To bring together or give fixed shape to.
cudgel [ˈkʌdʒəl] n. A short thick stick used as a club.
culinary [ˈkʌlɪnəri] adj. Of or pertaining to cooking or the kitchen.
cull [kʌl] v. To pick or sort out from the rest.
culpable [ˈkʌlpəbl̩] adj. Guilty.
culprit [ˈkʌlprɪt] n. A guilty person.
culvert [ˈkʌlvət] n. Any artificial covered channel for the passage of water through a bank or under a road, canal.
cupidity [kjuːˈpɪdɪti] n. Avarice.
curable [ˈkjʊərəbl̩] adj. Capable of being remedied or corrected.
curator [kjʊəˈreɪtə] n. A person having charge as of a library or museum.
curio [ˈkjʊərɪəʊ] n. A piece of bric-a-brac.
cursive [ˈkɜːsɪv] adj. Writing in which the letters are joined together.
cursory [ˈkɜːsəri] adj. Rapid and superficial.
curt [kɜːt] adj. Concise, compressed, and abrupt in act or expression.
curtail [kɜːˈteɪl] v. To cut off or cut short.
curtsy [ˈkɜːtsi] n. A downward movement of the body by bending the knees.
cycloid [ˈsaɪklɔɪd] adj. Like a circle.
cygnet [ˈsɪɡnɪt] n. A young swan.
cynical [ˈsɪnɪkl̩] adj. Exhibiting moral skepticism.
cynicism [ˈsɪnɪsɪzəm] n. Contempt for the opinions of others and of what others value.
cynosure [ˈsɪnəˌzjʊə] n. That to which general interest or attention is directed.
daring [ˈdeərɪŋ] adj. Brave.
darkling [dɑːklɪŋ] adv. Blindly.
Darwinism [ˈdɑːwəˌnɪzəm] n. The doctrine that natural selection has been the prime cause of evolution of higher forms.
dastard [ˈdæstəd] n. A base coward.
datum [ˈdeɪtəm] n. A premise, starting-point, or given fact.
dauntless [ˈdɔːntlɪs] adj. Fearless.
day-man [deɪ mæn] n. A day-laborer.
dead-heat [ded hiːt] n. A race in which two or more competitors come out even, and there is no winner.
dearth [dɜːθ] n. Scarcity, as of something customary, essential ,or desirable.
death's-head [ˈdeθshed] n. A human skull as a symbol of death.
debase [dɪˈbeɪs] v. To lower in character or virtue.
debatable [dɪˈbeɪtəbl̩] adj. Subject to contention or dispute.
debonair [ˌdebəˈneə] adj. Having gentle or courteous bearing or manner.
debut [ˈdeɪbjuː] n. A first appearance in society or on the stage.
decagon [ˈdekəɡən] n. A figure with ten sides and ten angles.
decagram [decaɡram] n. A weight of 10 grams.
decaliter [decaliter] n. A liquid and dry measure of 10 liters.
decalogue [ˈdekəlɒɡ] n. The ten commandments.
Decameron [decameron] n. A volume consisting of ten parts or books.
decameter [decameter] n. A length of ten meters.
decamp [dɪˈkæmp] v. To leave suddenly or unexpectedly.
decapitate [dɪˈkæpɪteɪt] v. To behead.
decapod [ˈdekəpɒd] adj. Ten-footed or ten-armed.
decasyllable [ˈdekəsɪləbl̩] n. A line of ten syllables.
deceit [dɪˈsiːt] n. Falsehood.
deceitful [dɪˈsiːtfʊl] adj. Fraudulent.
deceive [dɪˈsiːv] v. To mislead by or as by falsehood.
decency [ˈdiːsnsi] n. Moral fitness.
decent [ˈdiːsnt] adj. Characterized by propriety of conduct, speech, manners, or dress.
deciduous [dɪˈsɪdjʊəs] adj. Falling off at maturity as petals after flowering, fruit when ripe, etc.
decimal [ˈdesɪml̩] adj. Founded on the number 10.
decimate [ˈdesɪmeɪt] v. To destroy a measurable or large proportion of.
decipher [dɪˈsaɪfə] v. To find out the true words or meaning of, as something hardly legible.
decisive [dɪˈsaɪsɪv] ad. Conclusive.
declamation [ˌdekləˈmeɪʃn̩] n. A speech recited or intended for recitation from memory in public.
declamatory [dɪˈklæmətəri] adj. A full and formal style of utterance.
declarative [dɪˈklærətɪv] adj. Containing a formal, positive, or explicit statement or affirmation.
declension [dɪˈklenʃn̩] n. The change of endings in nouns and adj. to express their different relations of gender.
decorate [ˈdekəreɪt] v. To embellish.
decorous [ˈdekərəs] adj. Suitable for the occasion or circumstances.
decoy [dɪˈkoɪ] n. Anything that allures, or is intended to allures into danger or temptation.
decrepit [dɪˈkrepɪt] adj. Enfeebled, as by old age or some chronic infirmity.
dedication [ˌdedɪˈkeɪʃn̩] n. The voluntary consecration or relinquishment of something to an end or cause.
deduce [dɪˈdjuːs] v. To derive or draw as a conclusion by reasoning from given premises or principles.
deface [dɪˈfeɪs] v. To mar or disfigure the face or external surface of.
defalcate [ˈdiːfælkeɪt] v. To cut off or take away, as a part of something.
defamation [ˌdefəˈmeɪʃn̩] n. Malicious and groundless injury done to the reputation or good name of another.
defame [dɪˈfeɪm] v. To slander.
default [dɪˈfɔːlt] n. The neglect or omission of a legal requirement.
defendant [dɪˈfendənt] n. A person against whom a suit is brought.
defensible [dɪˈfensəbl̩] adj. Capable of being maintained or justified.
defensive [dɪˈfensɪv] adj. Carried on in resistance to aggression.
defer [dɪˈfɜː] v. To delay or put off to some other time.
deference [ˈdefərəns] n. Respectful submission or yielding, as to another's opinion, wishes, or judgment.
defiant [dɪˈfaɪənt] adj. Characterized by bold or insolent opposition.
deficiency [dɪˈfɪʃnsi] n. Lack or insufficiency.
deficient [dɪˈfɪʃnt] adj. Not having an adequate or proper supply or amount.
definite [ˈdefɪnət] adj. Having an exact signification or positive meaning.
deflect [dɪˈflekt] v. To cause to turn aside or downward.
deforest [ˌdiːˈfɒrɪst] v. To clear of forests.
deform [dɪˈfɔːm] v. To disfigure.
deformity [dɪˈfɔːmɪti] n. A disfigurement.
defraud [dɪˈfrɔːd] v. To deprive of something dishonestly.
defray [dɪˈfreɪ] v. To make payment for.
degeneracy [dɪˈdʒenərəsi] n. A becoming worse.
degenerate [dɪˈdʒenəreɪt] v. To become worse or inferior.
degradation [ˌdeɡrəˈdeɪʃn̩] n. Diminution, as of strength or magnitude.
degrade [dɪˈɡreɪd] v. To take away honors or position from.
dehydrate [ˌdiːˈhaɪdreɪt] v. To deprive of water.
deify [ˈdiːɪfaɪ] v. To regard or worship as a god.
deign [deɪn] v. To deem worthy of notice or account.
deist [ˈdiːɪst] n. One who believes in God, but denies supernatural revelation.
deity [ˈdiːɪti] n. A god, goddess, or divine person.
deject [dɪˈdʒekt] v. To dishearten.
dejection [dɪˈdʒekʃn̩] n. Melancholy.
delectable [dɪˈlektəbl̩] adj. Delightful to the taste or to the senses.
delectation [ˌdiːlekˈteɪʃn̩] n. Delight.
deleterious [ˌdelɪˈtɪərɪəs] adj. Hurtful, morally or physically.
delicacy [ˈdelɪkəsi] n. That which is agreeable to a fine taste.
delineate [dɪˈlɪnɪeɪt] v. To represent by sketch or diagram.
deliquesce [ˌdelɪˈkwes] v. To dissolve gradually and become liquid by absorption of moisture from the air.
delirious [dɪˈlɪrɪəs] adj. Raving.
delude [dɪˈluːd] v. To mislead the mind or judgment of.
deluge [ˈdeljuːdʒ] v. To overwhelm with a flood of water.
delusion [dɪˈluːʒn̩] n. Mistaken conviction, especially when more or less enduring.
demagnetize [ˌdiːˈmæɡnɪtaɪz] v. To deprive (a magnet) of magnetism.
demagogue [ˈdeməɡɒɡ] n. An unprincipled politician.
demeanor [ˌdɪˈmiːnə] n. Deportment.
demented [dɪˈmentɪd] adj. Insane.
demerit [diːˈmerɪt] n. A mark for failure or bad conduct.
demise [dɪˈmaɪz] n. Death.
demobilize [diːˈməʊbəlaɪz] v. To disband, as troops.
demolish [dɪˈmɒlɪʃ] v. To annihilate.
demonstrable [ˈdemənstrəbl̩] adj. Capable of positive proof.
demonstrate [ˈdemənstreɪt] v. To prove indubitably.
demonstrative [dɪˈmɒnstrətɪv] adj. Inclined to strong exhibition or expression of feeling or thoughts.
demonstrator [ˈdemənstreɪtə] n. One who proves in a convincing and conclusive manner.
demulcent [dɪˈmʌlsənt] n. Any application soothing to an irritable surface
demurrage [dɪˈmʌrɪdʒ] n. the detention of a vessel beyond the specified time of sailing.
dendroid [denˈdrɔɪd] adj. Like a tree.
dendrology [denˈdrɒlədʒɪ] n. The natural history of trees.
denizen [ˈdenɪzn̩] n. Inhabitant.
denominate [dɪˈnɒmɪneɪt] v. To give a name or epithet to.
denomination [dɪˌnɒmɪˈneɪʃn̩] n. A body of Christians united by a common faith and form of worship and discipline.
denominator [dɪˈnɒmɪneɪtə] n. Part of a fraction which expresses the number of equal parts into which the unit is divided.
denote [dɪˈnəʊt] v. To designate by word or mark.
denouement [ˌdeɪˈnuːmːmənt] n. That part of a play or story in which the mystery is cleared up.
denounce [dɪˈnaʊns] v. To point out or publicly accuse as deserving of punishment, censure, or odium.
dentifrice [ˈdentɪfrɪs] n. Any preparation used for cleaning the teeth.
denude [dɪˈnjuːd] v. To strip the covering from.
denunciation [dɪˌnʌnsɪˈeɪʃn̩] n. The act of declaring an action or person worthy of reprobation or punishment.
deplete [dɪˈpliːt] v. To reduce or lessen, as by use, exhaustion, or waste.
deplorable [dɪˈplɔːrəbl̩] adj. Contemptible.
deplore [dɪˈplɔː] v. To regard with grief or sorrow.
deponent [dɪˈpəʊnənt] adj. Laying down.
depopulate [ˌdiːˈpɒpjʊleɪt] v. To remove the inhabitants from.
deport [dɪˈpɔːt] v. To take or send away forcibly, as to a penal colony.
deportment [dɪˈpɔːtmənt] n. Demeanor.
deposition [ˌdepəˈzɪʃn̩] n. Testimony legally taken on interrogatories and reduced to writing, for use as evidence in court.
depositor [dɪˈpɒzɪtə] n. One who makes a deposit, or has an amount deposited.
depository [dɪˈpɒzɪtr̩i] n. A place where anything is kept in safety.
deprave [dɪˈpreɪv] v. To render bad, especially morally bad.
deprecate [ˈdeprəkeɪt] v. To express disapproval or regret for, with hope for the opposite.
depreciate [dɪˈpriːʃɪeɪt] v. To lessen the worth of.
depreciation [dɪˌpriːʃɪˈeɪʃn̩] n. A lowering in value or an underrating in worth.
depress [dɪˈpres] v. To press down.
depression [dɪˈpreʃn̩] n. A falling of the spirits.
depth [depθ] n. Deepness.
derelict [ˈderəlɪkt] adj. Neglectful of obligation.
deride [dɪˈraɪd] v. To ridicule.
derisible [derisible] adj. Open to ridicule.
derision [dɪˈrɪʒn̩] n. Ridicule.
derivation [ˌderɪˈveɪʃn̩] n. That process by which a word is traced from its original root or primitive form and meaning.
derivative [dɪˈrɪvətɪv] adj. Coming or acquired from some origin.
derive [dɪˈraɪv] v. To deduce, as from a premise.
dermatology [ˌdɜːməˈtɒlədʒi] n. The branch of medical science which relates to the skin and its diseases.
derrick [ˈderɪk] n. An apparatus for hoisting and swinging great weights.
descendant [dɪˈsendənt] n. One who is descended lineally from another, as a child, grandchild, etc.
descendent [dəˈsendənt] adj. Proceeding downward.
descent [dɪˈsent] n. The act of moving or going downward.
descry [dɪˈskraɪ] v. To discern.
desert [dɪˈzɜːt] v. To abandon without regard to the welfare of the abandoned
desiccant [ˈdesɪkənt] n. Any remedy which, when applied externally, dries up or absorbs moisture, as that of wounds.
designate [ˈdezɪɡneɪt] v. To select or appoint, as by authority.
desist [dɪˈzɪst] v. To cease from action.
desistance [desistance] n. Cessation.
despair [dɪˈspeə] n. Utter hopelessness and despondency.
desperado [ˌdespəˈrɑːdəʊ] n. One without regard for law or life.
desperate [ˈdespərət] adj. Resorted to in a last extremity, or as if prompted by utter despair.
despicable [dɪˈspɪkəbl̩] adj. Contemptible.
despite [dɪˈspaɪt] prep. In spite of.
despond [dɪˈspɒnd] v. To lose spirit, courage, or hope.
despondent [dɪˈspɒndənt] adj. Disheartened.
despot [ˈdespɒt] n. An absolute and irresponsible monarch.
despotism [ˈdespətɪzəm] n. Any severe and strict rule in which the judgment of the governed has little or no part.
destitute [ˈdestɪtjuːt] adj. Poverty-stricken.
desultory [ˈdesəltr̩i] adj. Not connected with what precedes.
deter [dɪˈtɜː] v. To frighten away.
deteriorate [dɪˈtɪərɪəreɪt] v. To grow worse.
determinate [dɪˈtɜːmɪnət] adj. Definitely limited or fixed.
determination [dɪˌtɜːmɪˈneɪʃn̩] n. The act of deciding.
deterrent [dɪˈterənt] adj. Hindering from action through fear.
detest [dɪˈtest] v. To dislike or hate with intensity.
detract [dɪˈtrækt] v. To take away in such manner as to lessen value or estimation.
detriment [ˈdetrɪmənt] n. Something that causes damage, depreciation, or loss.
detrude [dɪˈtruːd] v. To push down forcibly.
deviate [ˈdiːvɪeɪt] v. To take a different course.
devilry [ˈdevlri] n. Malicious mischief.
deviltry [ˈdevltrɪ] n. Wanton and malicious mischief.
devious [ˈdiːvɪəs] adj. Out of the common or regular track.
devise [dɪˈvaɪz] v. To invent.
devout [dɪˈvaʊt] adj. Religious.
dexterity [ˌdekˈsterɪti] n. Readiness, precision, efficiency, and ease in any physical activity or in any mechanical work.
diabolic [ˌdaɪəˈbɒlɪk] adj. Characteristic of the devil.
diacritical [ˌdaɪəˈkrɪtɪkəl] adj. Marking a difference.
diagnose [ˈdaɪəɡnəʊz] v. To distinguish, as a disease, by its characteristic phenomena.
diagnosis [ˌdaɪəɡˈnəʊsɪs] n. Determination of the distinctive nature of a disease.
dialect [ˈdaɪəlekt] n. Forms of speech collectively that are peculiar to the people of a particular district.
dialectician [ˌdaɪəlekˈtɪʃn̩] n. A logician.
dialogue [ˈdaɪəlɒɡ] n. A formal conversation in which two or more take part.
diaphanous [daɪˈæfənəs] adj. Transparent.
diatomic [ˌdaɪəˈtɒmɪk] adj. Containing only two atoms.
diatribe [ˈdaɪətraɪb] n. A bitter or malicious criticism.
dictum [ˈdɪktəm] n. A positive utterance.
didactic [dɪˈdæktɪk] adj. Pertaining to teaching.
difference [ˈdɪfrəns] n. Dissimilarity in any respect.
differenti [aˌdɪfəˈrenʃɪə] n. Any essential characteristic of a species by reason of which it differs from other species.
differential [ˌdɪfəˈrenʃl̩] adj. Distinctive.
differentiate [ˌdɪfəˈrenʃɪeɪt] v. To acquire a distinct and separate character.
diffidence [ˈdɪfɪdəns] n. Self-distrust.
diffident [ˈdɪfɪdənt] adj. Affected or possessed with self-distrust.
diffusible [dɪˈfjuːzəbl] adj. Spreading rapidly through the system and acting quickly.
diffusion [dɪˈfjuːʒn̩] n. Dispersion.
dignitary [ˈdɪɡnɪtəri] n. One who holds high rank.
digraph [ˈdaɪɡrɑːf] n. A union of two characters representing a single sound.
digress [daɪˈɡres] v. To turn aside from the main subject and for a time dwell on some incidental matter.
dilapidated [dɪˈlæpɪdeɪtɪd] pa. Fallen into decay or partial ruin.
dilate [daɪˈleɪt] v. To enlarge in all directions.
dilatory [ˈdɪlətəri] adj. Tending to cause delay.
dilemm [adɪˈlemə] n. A situation in which a choice between opposing modes of conduct is necessary.
dilettante [ˌdɪlɪˈtænti] n. A superficial amateur.
diligence [ˈdɪlɪdʒəns] n. Careful and persevering effort to accomplish what is undertaken.
dilute [daɪˈljuːt] v. To make more fluid or less concentrated by admixture with something.
diminution [ˌdɪmɪˈnjuːʃn̩] n. Reduction.
dimly [ˈdɪmli] adv. Obscurely.
diphthong [ˈdɪfθɒŋ] n. The sound produced by combining two vowels in to a single syllable or running together the sounds.
diplomacy [dɪˈpləʊməsi] n. Tact, shrewdness, or skill in conducting any kind of negotiations or in social matters.
diplomat [ˈdɪpləmæt] n. A representative of one sovereign state at the capital or court of another.
diplomatic [ˌdɪpləˈmætɪk] adj. Characterized by special tact in negotiations.
diplomatist [dɪˈpləʊmətɪst] n. One remarkable for tact and shrewd management.
disagree [ˌdɪsəˈɡriː] v. To be opposite in opinion.
disallow [ˌdɪsəˈlaʊ] v. To withhold permission or sanction.
disappear [ˌdɪsəˈpɪə] v. To cease to exist, either actually or for the time being.
disappoint [ˌdɪsəˈpɔɪnt] v. To fail to fulfill the expectation, hope, wish, or desire of.
disapprove [ˌdɪsəˈpruːv] v. To regard with blame.
disarm [dɪsˈɑːm] v. To deprive of weapons.
disarrange [ˌdɪsəˈreɪndʒ] v. To throw out of order.
disavow [ˌdɪsəˈvaʊ] v. To disclaim responsibility for.
disavowal [ˌdɪsəˈvaʊəl] n. Denial.
disbeliever [ˈdɪsbɪˈliːvə] n. One who refuses to believe.
disburden [dɪsˈbɜːdn̩] v. To disencumber.
disburse [dɪsˈbɜːs] v. To pay out or expend, as money from a fund.
discard [dɪˈskɑːd] v. To reject.
discernible [dɪˈsɜːnəbl̩] adj. Perceivable.
disciple [dɪˈsaɪpl̩] n. One who believes the teaching of another, or who adopts and follows some doctrine.
disciplinary [ˈdɪsɪplɪnəri] adj. Having the nature of systematic training or subjection to authority.
discipline [ˈdɪsɪplɪn] v. To train to obedience.
disclaim [dɪsˈkleɪm] v. To disavow any claim to, connection with, or responsibility to.
discolor [ˌdɪˈskələ] v. To stain.
discomfit [dɪsˈkʌmfɪt] v. To put to confusion.
discomfort [dɪsˈkʌmfət] n. The state of being positively uncomfortable.
disconnect [ˌdɪskəˈnekt] v. To undo or dissolve the connection or association of.
disconsolate [dɪsˈkɒnsələt] adj. Grief-stricken.
discontinuance [ˌdɪskənˈtɪnjʊəns] n. Interruption or intermission.
discord [ˈdɪskɔːd] n. Absence of harmoniousness.
discountenance [dɪsˈkaʊntɪnəns] v. To look upon with disfavor.
discover [dɪˈskʌvə] v. To get first sight or knowledge of, as something previously unknown or unperceived.
discredit [dɪsˈkredɪt] v. To injure the reputation of.
discreet [dɪˈskriːt] adj. Judicious.
discrepant [dɪsˈkrepənt] adj. Opposite.
discriminate [dɪˈskrɪmɪneɪt] v. To draw a distinction.
discursive [dɪˈskɜːsɪv] adj. Passing from one subject to another.
discussion [dɪˈskʌʃn̩] n. Debate.
disenfranchise [ˌdɪsɪnˈfræntʃaɪz] v. To deprive of any right privilege or power
disengage [ˌdɪsɪnˈɡeɪdʒ] v. To become detached.
disfavor [ˌdɪsˈfeɪvə] n. Disregard.
disfigure [dɪsˈfɪɡə] v. To impair or injure the beauty, symmetry, or appearance of.
dishabille [ˌdɪsæˈbiːl] n. Undress or negligent attire.
dishonest [dɪsˈɒnɪst] adj. Untrustworthy.
disillusion [ˌdɪsɪˈluːʒn̩] v. To disenchant.
disinfect [ˌdɪsɪnˈfekt] v. To remove or destroy the poison of infectious or contagious diseases.
disinfectant [ˌdɪsɪnˈfektənt] n. A substance used to destroy the germs of infectious diseases.
disinherit [ˌdɪsɪnˈherɪt] v. To deprive of an inheritance.
disinterested [dɪsˈɪntrəstɪd] adj. Impartial.
disjunctive [dɪsˈdʒʌŋktɪv] adj. Helping or serving to disconnect or separate.
dislocate [ˈdɪsləkeɪt] v. To put out of proper place or order.
dismissal [dɪzˈmɪsl̩] n. Displacement by authority from an office or an employment.
dismount [ˌdɪsˈmaʊnt] v. To throw down, push off, or otherwise remove from a horse or the like.
disobedience [ˌdɪsəˈbiːdɪəns] n. Neglect or refusal to comply with an authoritative injunction.
disobedient [ˌdɪsəˈbiːdɪənt] adj. Neglecting or refusing to obey.
disown [dɪsˈəʊn] v. To refuse to acknowledge as one's own or as connected with oneself.
disparage [dɪˈspærɪdʒ] v. To regard or speak of slightingly.
disparity [dɪˈspærɪti] n. Inequality.
dispel [dɪˈspel] v. To drive away by or as by scattering in different directions.
dispensation [ˌdɪspenˈseɪʃn̩] n. That which is bestowed on or appointed to one from a higher power.
displace [dɪsˈpleɪs] v. To put out of the proper or accustomed place.
dispossess [ˌdɪspəˈzes] v. To deprive of actual occupancy, especially of real estate.
disputation [ˌdɪspjuːˈteɪʃn̩] n. Verbal controversy.
disqualify [dɪsˈkwɒlɪfaɪ] v. To debar.
disquiet [dɪsˈkwaɪət] v. To deprive of peace or tranquillity.
disregard [ˌdɪsrɪˈɡɑːd] v. To take no notice of.
disreputable [dɪsˈrepjʊtəbl̩] adj. Dishonorable or disgraceful.
disrepute [ˌdɪsrɪˈpjuːt] n. A bad name or character.
disrobe [dɪsˈrəʊb] v. To unclothe.
disrupt [dɪsˈrʌpt] v. To burst or break asunder.
dissatisfy [dɪˈsætɪsfaɪ] v. To displease.
dissect [dɪˈsekt] v. To cut apart or to pieces.
dissection [dɪˈsekʃn̩] n. The act or operation of cutting in pieces, specifically of a plant or an animal.
dissemble [dɪˈsembl̩] v. To hide by pretending something different.
disseminate [dɪˈsemɪneɪt] v. To sow or scatter abroad, as seed is sown.
dissension [dɪˈsenʃn̩] n. Angry or violent difference of opinion.
dissent [dɪˈsent] n. Disagreement.
dissentient [dɪˈsenʃɪənt] n. One who disagrees.
dissentious [dissentious] adj. Contentious.
dissertation [ˌdɪsəˈteɪʃn̩] n. Thesis.
disservice [dɪsˈsɜːvɪs] n. An ill turn.
dissever [dɪˈsevə] v. To divide.
dissimilar [dɪˈsɪmɪlə] adj. Different.
dissipate [ˈdɪsɪpeɪt] v. To disperse or disappear.
dissipation [ˌdɪsɪˈpeɪʃn̩] n. The state of being dispersed or scattered.
dissolute [ˈdɪsəluːt] adj. Lewd.
dissolution [ˌdɪsəˈluːʃn̩] n. A breaking up of a union of persons.
dissolve [dɪˈzɒlv] v. To liquefy or soften, as by heat or moisture.
dissonance [ˈdɪsənəns] n. Discord.
dissonant [ˈdɪsənənt] adj. Harsh or disagreeable in sound.
dissuade [dɪˈsweɪd] v. To change the purpose or alter the plans of by persuasion, counsel, or pleading.
dissuasion [dɪˈsweɪʒn̩] n. The act of changing the purpose of or altering the plans of through persuasion, or pleading.
disyllable [dɪˈsɪləbl̩] n. A word of two syllables.
distemper [dɪˈstempə] n. A disease or malady.
distend [dɪˈstend] v. To stretch out or expand in every direction.
distensible [dɪsˈtensəbl] adj. Capable of being stretched out or expanded in every direction.
distention [distention] n. Expansion.
distill [ˌdɪˈstɪl] v. To extract or produce by vaporization and condensation.
distillation [ˌdɪstɪˈleɪʃn̩] n. Separation of the more volatile parts of a substance from those less volatile.
distiller [dɪˈstɪlə] n. One occupied in the business of distilling alcoholic liquors.
distinction [dɪˈstɪŋkʃn̩] n. A note or designation of honor, officially recognizing superiority or success in studies.
distort [dɪˈstɔːt] v. To twist into an unnatural or irregular form.
distrain [dɪˈstreɪn] v. To subject a person to distress.
distrainor [distrainor] n. One who subjects a person to distress.
distraught [dɪˈstrɔːt] adj. Bewildered.
distrust [dɪsˈtrʌst] n. Lack of confidence in the power, wisdom, or good intent of any person.
disunion [dɪsˈjuːnɪən] n. Separation of relations or interests.
diurnal [daɪˈɜːnl̩] adj. Daily.
divagation [ˌdaɪvəˈɡeɪʃn̩] n. Digression.
divergent [daɪˈvɜːdʒənt] adj. Tending in different directions.
diverse [daɪˈvɜːs] adj. Capable of various forms.
diversion [daɪˈvɜːʃn̩] n. Pastime.
diversity [daɪˈvɜːsɪti] n. Dissimilitude.
divert [daɪˈvɜːt] v. To turn from the accustomed course or a line of action already established.
divertible [divertible] adj. Able to be turned from the accustomed course or a line of action already established.
divest [daɪˈvest] v. To strip, specifically of clothes, ornaments, or accouterments or disinvestment.
divination [ˌdɪvɪˈneɪʃn̩] n. The pretended forecast of future events or discovery of what is lost or hidden.
divinity [dɪˈvɪnɪti] n. The quality or character of being godlike.
divisible [dɪˈvɪzəbl̩] adj. Capable of being separated into parts.
divisor [dɪˈvaɪzə] n. That by which a number or quantity is divided.
divulge [daɪˈvʌldʒ] v. To tell or make known, as something previously private or secret.
divulgence [daɪˈvʌldʒəns] n. A divulging.
docile [ˈdəʊsaɪl] adj. Easy to manage.
docket [ˈdɒkɪt] n. The registry of judgments of a court.
doe [dəʊ] n. The female of the deer.
dogm [aˈdɒɡmə] n. A statement of religious faith or duty formulated by a body claiming authority.
dogmatic [dɒɡˈmætɪk] adj. Making statements without argument or evidence.
dogmatize [ˈdɒɡmətaɪz] v. To make positive assertions without supporting them by argument or evidence.
doleful [ˈdəʊlfʊl] adj. Melancholy.
dolesome [dolesome] adj. Melancholy.
dolor [dolor] n. Lamentation.
dolorous [ˈdɒlərəs] adj. Expressing or causing sorrow or pain.
domain [dəʊˈmeɪn] n. A sphere or field of action or interest.
domesticity [ˌdɒmeˈstɪsɪti] n. Life in or fondness for one's home and family.
domicile [ˈdɒmɪsaɪl] n. The place where one lives.
dominance [ˈdɒmɪnəns] n. Ascendancy.
dominant [ˈdɒmɪnənt] adj. Conspicuously prominent.
dominate [ˈdɒmɪneɪt] v. To influence controllingly.
domination [ˌdɒmɪˈneɪʃn̩] n. Control by the exercise of power or constituted authority.
domineer [ˌdɒmɪˈnɪə] v. To rule with insolence or unnecessary annoyance.
donate [dəʊˈneɪt] v. To bestow as a gift, especially for a worthy cause.
donator [donator] n. One who makes a donation or present.
donee [dəʊˈnɪʌõ] n. A person to whom a donation is made.
donor [ˈdəʊnə] n. One who makes a donation or present.
dormant [ˈdɔːmənt] adj. Being in a state of or resembling sleep.
doublet [ˈdʌblɪt] n. One of a pair of like things.
doubly [ˈdʌbli] adv. In twofold degree or extent.
dowry [ˈdaʊəri] n. The property which a wife brings to her husband in marriage.
drachm [aˈdrækmə] n. A modern and an ancient Greek coin.
dragnet [ˈdræɡnet] n. A net to be drawn along the bottom of the water.
dragoon [drəˈɡuːn] n. In the British army, a cavalryman.
drainage [ˈdreɪnɪdʒ] n. The means of draining collectively, as a system of conduits, trenches, pipes, etc.
dramatist [ˈdræmətɪst] n. One who writes plays.
dramatize [ˈdræmətaɪz] v. To relate or represent in a dramatic or theatrical manner.
drastic [ˈdræstɪk] adj. Acting vigorously.
drought [ˈdraʊt] n. Dry weather, especially when so long continued as to cause vegetation to wither.
drowsy [ˈdraʊzi] adj. Heavy with sleepiness.
drudgery [ˈdrʌdʒəri] n. Hard and constant work in any menial or dull occupation.
dubious [ˈdjuːbɪəs] adj. Doubtful.
duckling [ˈdʌkl̩ɪŋ] n. A young duck.
ductile [ˈdʌktaɪl] adj. Capable of being drawn out, as into wire or a thread.
duet [djuːˈet] n. A composition for two voices or instruments.
dun [dʌn] v. To make a demand or repeated demands on for payment.
duplex [ˈdjuːpleks] adj. Having two parts.
duplicity [djuːˈplɪsɪti] n. Double-dealing.
durance [ˈdjʊərəns] n. Confinement.
duration [djʊˈreɪʃn̩] n. The period of time during which anything lasts.
duteous [ˈdjuːtɪəs] adj. Showing submission to natural superiors.
dutiable [ˈdjuːtɪəbl̩] adj. Subject to a duty, especially a customs duty.
dutiful [ˈdjuːtɪfəl] adj. Obedient.
dwindle [ˈdwɪndl̩] v. To diminish or become less.
dyne [daɪn] n. The force which, applied to a mass of one gram for 1 second, would give it a velocity of 1 cm/s.
earnest [ˈɜːnɪst] adj. Ardent in spirit and speech.
earthenware [ˈeðnweə] n. Anything made of clay and baked in a kiln or dried in the sun.
eatable [ˈiːtəbl̩] adj. Edible.
ebullient [ɪˈbʌlɪənt] adj. Showing enthusiasm or exhilaration of feeling.
eccentric [ekˈsentrɪk] adj. Peculiar.
eccentricity [ˌeksenˈtrɪsɪti] n. Idiosyncrasy.
eclipse [ɪˈklɪps] n. The obstruction of a heavenly body by its entering into the shadow of another body.
economize [ɪˈkɒnəmaɪz] v. To spend sparingly.
ecstasy [ˈekstəsi] n. Rapturous excitement or exaltation.
ecstatic [ekˈstætɪk] adj. Enraptured.
edible [ˈedɪbl̩] adj. Suitable to be eaten.
edict [ˈiːdɪkt] n. That which is uttered or proclaimed by authority as a rule of action.
edify [ˈedɪfaɪ] v. To build up, or strengthen, especially in morals or religion.
editorial [ˌedɪˈtɔːrɪəl] n. An article in a periodical written by the editor and published as an official argument.
educe [ɪˈdjuːs] v. To draw out.
efface [ɪˈfeɪs] v. To obliterate.
effect [ɪˈfekt] n. A consequence.
effective [ɪˈfektɪv] adj. Fit for a destined purpose.
effectual [ɪˈfektʃʊəl] adj. Efficient.
effeminacy [ɪˈfemɪnəsi] n. Womanishness.
effeminate [ɪˈfemɪnət] adj. Having womanish traits or qualities.
effervesce [ˌefəˈves] v. To bubble up.
effervescent [ˌefəˈvesnt] adj. Giving off bubbles of gas.
effete [ɪˈfiːt] adj. Exhausted, as having performed its functions.
efficacious [ˌefɪˈkeɪʃəs] adj. Effective.
efficacy [ˈefɪkəsi] n. The power to produce an intended effect as shown in the production of it.
efficiency [ɪˈfɪʃnsi] n. The state of possessing adequate skill or knowledge for the performance of a duty.
efficient [ɪˈfɪʃnt] adj. Having and exercising the power to produce effects or results.
efflorescence [ˌefləˈresns] n. The state of being flowery, or a flowery appearance.
efflorescent [ˌefləˈresnt] adj. Opening in flower.
effluvium [eˈfluːvjəm] n. A noxious or ill-smelling exhalation from decaying or putrefying matter.
effrontery [ɪˈfrʌntəri] n. Unblushing impudence.
effulgence [ɪˈfʌldʒəns] n. Splendor.
effuse [əˈrjuːz] v. To pour forth.
effusion [ɪˈfjuːʒn̩] n. an outpouring.
egoism [ˈeɡəʊɪzəm] n. The theory that places man's chief good in the completeness of self.
egoist [ˈeɡəʊɪst] n. One who advocates or practices egoism.
egotism [ˈeɡəʊtɪzəm] n. Self-conceit.
egotist [ˈeɡətɪst] n. One given to self-mention or who is constantly telling of his own views and experiences.
egregious [ɪˈɡriːdʒɪəs] adj. Extreme.
egress [ˈiːɡres] n. Any place of exit.
eject [ɪˈdʒekt] v. To expel.
elapse [ɪˈlæps] v. To quietly terminate: said of time.
elasticity [ˌelæˈstɪsɪti] n. That property of matter by which a body tends to return to a former shape after being changed.
electrolysis [ɪˌlekˈtrɒləsɪs] n. The process of decomposing a chemical compound by the passage of an electric current.
electrotype [ɪˈlektrəʊtaɪp] n. A metallic copy of any surface, as a coin.
elegy [ˈelədʒi] n. A lyric poem lamenting the dead.
element [ˈelɪmənt] n. A component or essential part.
elicit [ɪˈlɪsɪt] v. To educe or extract gradually or without violence.
eligible [ˈelɪdʒəbl̩] adj. Qualified for selection.
eliminate [ɪˈlɪmɪneɪt] v. To separate and cast aside.
Elizabethan [ɪˌlɪzəˈbiːθn̩] adj. Relating to Elizabeth, queen of England, or to her era.
elocution [ˌeləˈkjuːʃn̩] n. The art of correct intonation, inflection, and gesture in public speaking or reading.
eloquent [ˈeləkwənt] adj. Having the ability to express emotion or feeling in lofty and impassioned speech.
elucidate [ɪˈluːsɪdeɪt] v. To bring out more clearly the facts concerning.
elude [ɪˈluːd] v. To evade the search or pursuit of by dexterity or artifice.
elusion [ɪˈluːʒən] n. Evasion.
emaciate [ɪˈmeɪʃɪeɪt] v. To waste away in flesh.
emanate [ˈeməneɪt] v. To flow forth or proceed, as from some source.
emancipate [ɪˈmænsɪpeɪt] v. To release from bondage.
embargo [ɪmˈbɑːɡəʊ] n. Authoritative stoppage of foreign commerce or of any special trade.
embark [ɪmˈbɑːk] v. To make a beginning in some occupation or scheme.
embarrass [ɪmˈbærəs] v. To render flustered or agitated.
embellish [ɪmˈbelɪʃ] v. To make beautiful or elegant by adding attractive or ornamental features.
embezzle [ɪmˈbezl̩] v. To misappropriate secretly.
emblazon [ɪmˈbleɪzn̩] v. To set forth publicly or in glowing terms.
emblem [ˈembləm] n. A symbol.
embody [ɪmˈbɒdi] v. To express, formulate, or exemplify in a concrete, compact or visible form.
embolden [ɪmˈbəʊldən] v. To give courage to.
embolism [ˈembəlɪzəm] n. An obstruction or plugging up of an artery or other blood-vessel.
embroil [ɪmˈbrɔɪl] v. To involve in dissension or strife.
emerge [ɪˈmɜːdʒ] v. To come into view or into existence.
emergence [ɪˈmɜːdʒəns] n. A coming into view.
emergent [ɪˈmɜːdʒənt] adj. Coming into view.
emeritus [ɪˈmerɪtəs] adj. Retired from active service but retained to an honorary position.
emigrant [ˈemɪɡrənt] n. One who moves from one place to settle in another.
emigrate [ˈemɪɡreɪt] v. To go from one country, state, or region for the purpose of settling or residing in another.
eminence [ˈemɪnəns] n. An elevated position with respect to rank, place, character, condition, etc.
eminent [ˈemɪnənt] adj. High in station, merit, or esteem.
emit [ɪˈmɪt] v. To send or give out.
emphasis [ˈemfəsɪs] n. Any special impressiveness added to an utterance or act, or stress laid upon some word.
emphasize [ˈemfəsaɪz] v. To articulate or enunciate with special impressiveness upon a word, or a group of words.
emphatic [ɪmˈfætɪk] adj. Spoken with any special impressiveness laid upon an act, word, or set of words.
employee [ˌemploɪˈiː] n. One who works for wages or a salary.
employer [ɪmˈploɪə] n. One who uses or engages the services of other persons for pay.
emporium [ɪmˈpɔːrɪəm] n. A bazaar or shop.
empower [ɪmˈpaʊə] v. To delegate authority to.
emulate [ˈemjʊleɪt] v. To imitate with intent to equal or surpass.
enact [ɪˈnækt] v. To make into law, as by legislative act.
enamor [eˈnæmə] v. To inspire with ardent love.
encamp [ɪnˈkæmp] v. To pitch tents for a resting-place.
encomium [ɪnˈkəʊmɪəm] n. A formal or discriminating expression of praise.
encompass [ɪnˈkʌmpəs] v. To encircle.
encore [ˈɒŋkɔː] n. The call for a repetition, as of some part of a play or performance.
encourage [ɪnˈkʌrɪdʒ] v. To inspire with courage, hope, or strength of mind.
encroach [ɪnˈkrəʊtʃ] v. To invade partially or insidiously and appropriate the possessions of another.
encumber [ɪnˈkʌmbə] v. To impede with obstacles.
encyclical [ɪnˈsɪkl̩ɪkl] adj. Intended for general circulation.
encyclopedi [aɪnˌsaɪkləˈpiːdɪə] n. A work containing information on subjects, or exhaustive of one subject.
endanger [ɪnˈdeɪndʒə] v. To expose to peril.
endear [ɪnˈdɪə] v. To cause to be loved.
endemic [enˈdemɪk] adj. Peculiar to some specified country or people.
endue [ɪnˈdjuː] v. To endow with some quality, gift, or grace, usually spiritual.
endurable [ɪnˈdjuːrəbl̩] adj. Tolerable.
endurance [ɪnˈdjʊərəns] n. The ability to suffer pain, distress, hardship, or stress of any kind without succumbing.
energetic [ˌenəˈdʒetɪk] adj. Working vigorously.
enervate [ˈenəveɪt] v. To render ineffective or inoperative.
enfeeble [ɪnˈfiːbl̩] v. To debilitate.
enfranchise [ɪnˈfræntʃaɪz] v. To endow with a privilege, especially with the right to vote.
engender [ɪnˈdʒendə] v. To produce.
engrave [ɪnˈɡreɪv] v. To cut or carve in or upon some surface.
engross [ɪnˈɡrəʊs] v. To occupy completely.
enhance [ɪnˈhɑːns] v. To intensify.
enigm [aɪˈnɪɡmə] n. A riddle.
enjoin [ɪnˈdʒɔɪn] v. To command.
enkindle [ɪnˈkɪndl̩] v. To set on fire.
enlighten [ɪnˈlaɪtn̩] v. To cause to see clearly.
enlist [ɪnˈlɪst] v. To enter voluntarily the military service by formal enrollment.
enmity [ˈenmɪti] n. Hatred.
ennoble [ɪˈnəʊbl̩] v. To dignify.
enormity [ɪˈnɔːmɪti] n. Immensity.
enormous [ɪˈnɔːməs] adj. Gigantic.
enrage [ɪnˈreɪdʒ] v. To infuriate.
enrapture [ɪnˈræptʃə] v. To delight extravagantly or intensely.
enshrine [ɪnˈʃraɪn] v. To keep sacred.
ensnare [ɪnˈsneə] v. To entrap.
entail [ɪnˈteɪl] v. To involve; necessitate.
entangle [ɪnˈtæŋɡl̩] v. To involve in difficulties, confusion, or complications.
enthrall [ɪnˈθrɔːl] v. To bring or hold under any overmastering influence.
enthrone [ɪnˈθrəʊn] v. To invest with sovereign power.
enthuse [ɪnˈθjuːz] v. To yield to or display intense and rapturous feeling.
enthusiastic [ɪnˌθjuːzɪˈæstɪk] adj. Full of zeal and fervor.
entirety [ɪnˈtaɪərɪti] n. A complete thing.
entomology [ˌentəˈmɒlədʒi] n. The branch of zoology that treats of insects.
entrails [ˈentreɪlz] n. pl. The internal parts of an animal.
entreaty [ɪnˈtriːti] n. An earnest request.
entree [ˈɒntreɪ] n. The act of entering.
entrench [ɪnˈtrentʃ] v. To fortify or protect, as with a trench or ditch and wall.
entwine [ɪnˈtwaɪn] v. To interweave.
enumerate [ɪˈnjuːməreɪt] v. To name one by one.
epic [ˈepɪk] n. A poem celebrating in formal verse the mythical achievements of great personages, heroes, etc.
epicure [ˈepɪkjʊə] n. One who cultivates a delicate taste for eating and drinking.
Epicurean [ˌepɪkjʊˈriːən] adj. Indulging, ministering, or pertaining to daintiness of appetite.
epicycle [ˈepɪsaɪkl] n. A circle that rolls upon the external or internal circumference of another circle.
epicycloid [ˈepɪˈsaɪklɔɪd] n. A curve traced by a point on the circumference of a circle which rolls upon another circle.
epidemic [ˌepɪˈdemɪk] n. Wide-spread occurrence of a disease in a certain region.
epidermis [ˌepɪˈdɜːmɪs] n. The outer skin.
epigram [ˈepɪɡræm] n. A pithy phrasing of a shrewd observation.
epilogue [ˈepɪlɒɡ] n. The close of a narrative or dramatic poem.
epiphany [ɪˈpɪfəni] n. Any appearance or bodily manifestation of a deity.
episode [ˈepɪsəʊd] n. An incident or story in a literary work, separable from yet growing out of it.
epitaph [ˈepɪtɑːf] n. An inscription on a tomb or monument in honor or in memory of the dead.
epithet [ˈepɪθet] n. Word used adjectivally to describe some quality or attribute of is objects, as in Father Aeneas.
epitome [ɪˈpɪtəmi] n. A simplified representation.
epizootic [ˌepɪzəʊˈɒtɪk] adj. Prevailing among animals.
epoch [ˈiːpɒk] n. A interval of time, memorable for extraordinary events.
epode [epode] n. A species of lyric poems.
equalize [ˈiːkwəlaɪz] v. To render uniform.
equanimity [ˌekwəˈnɪmɪti] n. Evenness of mind or temper.
equestrian [ɪˈkwestrɪən] adj. Pertaining to horses or horsemanship.
equilibrium [ˌiːkwɪˈlɪbrɪəm] n. A state of balance.
equitable [ˈekwɪtəbl̩] adj. Characterized by fairness.
equity [ˈekwɪti] n. Fairness or impartiality.
equivalent [ɪˈkwɪvələnt] adj. Equal in value, force, meaning, or the like.
equivocal [ɪˈkwɪvəkl̩] adj. Ambiguous.
equivocate [ɪˈkwɪvəˌket] v. To use words of double meaning.
eradicate [ɪˈrædɪkeɪt] v. To destroy thoroughly.
errant [ˈerənt] adj. Roving or wandering, as in search of adventure or opportunity for gallant deeds.
erratic [ɪˈrætɪk] adj. Irregular.
erroneous [ɪˈrəʊnɪəs] adj. Incorrect.
erudite [ˈeruːdaɪt] adj. Very-learned.
erudition [ˌeruːˈdɪʃn̩] n. Extensive knowledge of literature, history, language, etc.
eschew [ɪˈstʃuː] v. To keep clear of.
espy [ɪˈspaɪ] v. To keep close watch.
esquire [ɪˈskwaɪə] n. A title of dignity, office, or courtesy.
essence [ˈesns] n. That which makes a thing to be what it is.
esthetic [iːsˈθetɪk] adj. Pertaining to beauty, taste, or the fine arts.
estimable [ˈestɪməbl̩] adj. Worthy of respect.
estrange [ɪˈstreɪndʒ] v. To alienate.
estuary [ˈestʃʊəri] n. A wide lower part of a tidal river.
et ceter [aˈet ˈsetərə] Latin. And so forth.
eugenic [juːˈdʒenɪks] adj. Relating to the development and improvement of race.
eulogize [ˈjuːlədʒaɪz] v. To speak or write a laudation of a person's life or character.
eulogy [ˈjuːlədʒi] n. A spoken or written laudation of a person's life or character.
euphemism [ˈjuːfəmɪzəm] n. A figure of speech by which a phrase less offensive is substituted.
euphonious [juːˈfəʊnjəs] adj. Characterized by agreeableness of sound.
euphony [ˈjuːfəni] n. Agreeableness of sound.
eurek [ajʊəˈriːkə] Greek. I have found it.
evade [ɪˈveɪd] v. To avoid by artifice.
evanesce [ˌiːvəˈnes] v. To vanish gradually.
evanescent [ˌiːvəˈnesnt] adj. Fleeting.
evangelical [ˌiːvænˈdʒelɪkl̩] adj. Seeking the conversion of sinners.
evangelist [ɪˈvændʒəlɪst] n. A preacher who goes from place to place holding services.
evasion [ɪˈveɪʒn̩] n. Escape.
eventual [ɪˈventʃʊəl] adj. Ultimate.
evert [ɪˈvɜːt] v. To turn inside out.
evict [ɪˈvɪkt] v. To dispossess pursuant to judicial decree.
evidential [ˌevɪˈdenʃəl] adj. Indicative.
evince [ɪˈvɪns] v. To make manifest or evident.
evoke [ɪˈvəʊk] v. To call or summon forth.
evolution [ˌiːvəˈluːʃn̩] n. Development or growth.
evolve [ɪˈvɒlv] v. To unfold or expand.
exacerbate [ɪɡˈzæsəbeɪt] v. To make more sharp, severe, or virulent.
exaggerate [ɪɡˈzædʒəreɪt] v. To overstate.
exasperate [ɪɡˈzæspəreɪt] v. To excite great anger in.
excavate [ˈekskəveɪt] v. To remove by digging or scooping out.
exceed [ɪkˈsiːd] v. To go beyond, as in measure, quality, value, action, power, skill, etc.
excel [ɪkˈsel] v. To be superior or distinguished.
excellence [ˈeksələns] n. Possession of eminently or unusually good qualities.
excellency [ˈeksələnsi] n. A title of honor bestowed upon various high officials.
excellent [ˈeksələnt] adj. Possessing distinguished merit.
excerpt [ˈeksɜːpt] n. An extract or selection from written or printed matter.
excess [ɪkˈses] n. That which passes the ordinary, proper, or required limit, measure, or experience.
excitable [ɪkˈsaɪtəbl̩] adj. Nervously high-strung.
excitation [ˌeksaɪˈteɪʃən] n. Intensified emotion or action.
exclamation [ˌekskləˈmeɪʃn̩] n. An abrupt or emphatic expression of thought or of feeling.
exclude [ɪkˈskluːd] v. To shut out purposely or forcibly.
exclusion [ɪkˈskluːʒn̩] n. Non-admission.
excrescence [ɪkˈskresns] n. Any unnatural addition, outgrowth, or development.
excretion [ɪkˈskriːʃn̩] n. The getting rid of waste matter.
excruciate [ɪksˈkruːʃɪeɪt] v. To inflict severe pain or agony upon.
excursion [ɪkˈskɜːʃn̩] n. A journey.
excusable [ɪkˈskjuːzəbl̩] adj. Justifiable.
execrable [ˈeksɪkrəbl̩] adj. Abominable.
execration [ˌeksɪˈkreɪʃn̩] n. An accursed thing.
executor [ɪɡˈzekjʊtə] n. A person nominated by the will of another to execute the will.
exegesis [ˌeksɪˈdʒiːsɪs] n. Biblical exposition or interpretation.
exemplar [ɪɡˈzemplɑː] n. A model, pattern, or original to be copied or imitated.
exemplary [ɪɡˈzempləri] adj. Fitted to serve as a model or example worthy of imitation.
exemplify [ɪɡˈzemplɪfaɪ] v. To show by example.
exempt [ɪɡˈzempt] adj. Free, clear, or released, as from some liability, or restriction affecting others.
exert [ɪɡˈzɜːt] v. To make an effort.
exhale [eksˈheɪl] v. To breathe forth.
exhaust [ɪɡˈzɔːst] v. To empty by draining off the contents.
exhaustible [ɪɡˈzɔːstəbl] adj. Causing or tending to cause exhaustion.
exhaustion [ɪɡˈzɔːstʃən] n. Deprivation of strength or energy.
exhaustive [ɪɡˈzɔːstɪv] adj. Thorough and complete in execution.
exhilarate [ɪɡˈzɪləreɪt] v. To fill with high or cheerful spirits.
exhume [eksˈhjuːm] v. To dig out of the earth (what has been buried).
exigency [ˈeksɪdʒənsi] n. A critical period or condition.
exigent [ˈeɡzɪdʒənt] adj. Urgent.
existence [ɪɡˈzɪstəns] n. Possession or continuance of being.
exit [ˈeksɪt] n. A way or passage out.
exodus [ˈeksədəs] n. A going forth or departure from a place or country, especially of many people.
exonerate [ɪɡˈzɒnəreɪt] v. To relieve or vindicate from accusation, imputation, or blame.
exorbitance [ɪɡˈzɔːbɪtəns] n. Extravagance or enormity.
exorbitant [ɪɡˈzɔːbɪtənt] adj. Going beyond usual and proper limits.
exorcise [ˈeksɔːˌsaɪz] v. To cast or drive out by religious or magical means.
exotic [ɪɡˈzɒtɪk] adj. Foreign.
expand [ɪkˈspænd] v. To increase in range or scope.
expanse [ɪkˈspæns] n. A continuous area or stretch.
expansion [ɪkˈspænʃn̩] n. Increase of amount, size, scope, or the like.
expatriate [eksˈpætrɪeɪt] v. To drive from one's own country.
expect [ɪkˈspekt] v. To look forward to as certain or probable.
expectancy [ɪkˈspektənsi] n. The act or state of looking forward to as certain or probable.
expectorate [ɪkˈspektəreɪt] v. To cough up and spit forth.
expediency [ɪkˈspiːdɪənsi] n. Fitness to meet the requirements of a particular case.
expedient [ɪkˈspiːdɪənt] adj. Contributing to personal advantage.
expedite [ˈekspɪdaɪt] v. To hasten the movement or progress of.
expeditious [ˌekspɪˈdɪʃəs] adj. Speedy.
expend [ɪkˈspend] v. To spend.
expense [ɪkˈspens] n. The laying out or expending or money or other resources, as time or strength.
expiate [ˈekspɪeɪt] v. To make satisfaction or amends for.
explicate [ˈeksplɪkeɪt] v. To clear from involvement.
explicit [ɪkˈsplɪsɪt] adj. Definite.
explode [ɪkˈspləʊd] v. To cause to burst in pieces by force from within.
explosion [ɪkˈspləʊʒn̩] n. A sudden and violent outbreak.
explosive [ɪkˈspləʊsɪv] adj. Pertaining to a sudden and violent outbreak.
exposition [ˌekspəˈzɪʃn̩] n. Formal presentation.
expository [eksˈpɒzɪtərɪ] adj. Pertaining to a formal presentation.
expostulate [ɪkˈspɒstʃʊleɪt] v. To discuss.
exposure [ɪkˈspəʊʒə] n. An open situation or position in relation to the sun, elements, or points of the compass.
expressive [ɪkˈspresɪv] adj. Full of meaning.
expulsion [ɪkˈspʌlʃn̩] n. Forcible ejection.
extant [ekˈstænt] adj. Still existing and known.
extemporaneous [ekˌstempəˈreɪnɪəs] adj. Done or made without much or any preparation.
extempore [ekˈstempəri] adv. Without studied or special preparation.
extensible [ɪksˈtensəbl] adj. Capable of being thrust out.
extension [ɪkˈstenʃn̩] n. A reaching or stretching out, as in space, time or scope.
extensive [ɪkˈstensɪv] adj. Extended widely in space, time, or scope.
extensor [ɪkˈstensə] n. A muscle that causes extension.
extenuate [ɪkˈstenjʊeɪt] v. To diminish the gravity or importance of.
exterior [ɪkˈstɪərɪə] n. That which is outside.
external [ɪkˈstɜːnl̩] n. Anything relating or belonging to the outside.
extinct [ɪkˈstɪŋt] adj. Being no longer in existence.
extinguish [ɪkˈstɪŋwɪʃ] v. To render extinct.
extol [ɪkˈstəʊl] v. To praise in the highest terms.
extort [ɪkˈstɔːt] v. To obtain by violence, threats, compulsion, or the subjection of another to some necessity.
extortion [ɪkˈstɔːʃn̩] n. The practice of obtaining by violence or compulsion.
extradite [ˈekstrədaɪt] v. To surrender the custody of.
extradition [ˌekstrəˈdɪʃn̩] n. The surrender by a government of a person accused of crime to the justice of another government.
extrajudicial [ˌekstrədʒuːˈdɪʃl̩] adj. Happening out of court.
extraneous [ɪkˈstreɪnɪəs] adj. Having no essential relation to a subject.
extraordinary [ɪkˈstrɔːdn̩ri] adj. Unusual.
extravagance [ɪkˈstrævəɡəns] n. Undue expenditure of money.
extravagant [ɪkˈstrævəɡənt] adj. Needlessly free or lavish in expenditure.
extremist [ɪkˈstriːmɪst] n. One who supports extreme measures or holds extreme views.
extremity [ɪkˈstremɪti] n. The utmost point, side, or border, or that farthest removed from a mean position.
extricate [ˈekstrɪkeɪt] v. Disentangle.
extrude [ɪkˈstruːd] v. To drive out or away.
exuberance [ɪɡˈzjuːbərəns] n. Rich supply.
exuberant [ɪɡˈzjuːbərənt] adj. Marked by great plentifulness.
fabricate [ˈfæbrɪkeɪt] v. To invent fancifully or falsely.
fabulous [ˈfæbjʊləs] adj. Incredible.
facet [ˈfæsɪt] n. One of the small triangular plane surfaces of a diamond or other gem.
facetious [fəˈsiːʃəs] adj. Amusing.
facial [ˈfeɪʃl̩] adj. Pertaining to the face.
facile [ˈfæsaɪl] adj. Not difficult to do.
facilitate [fəˈsɪlɪteɪt] v. To make more easy.
facility [fəˈsɪlɪti] n. Ease.
facsimile [fækˈsɪməli] n. An exact copy or reproduction.
faction [ˈfækʃn̩] n. A number of persons combined for a common purpose.
factious [ˈfækʃəs] adj. Turbulent.
fallacious [fəˈleɪʃəs] adj. Illogical.
fallacy [ˈfæləsi] n. Any unsound or delusive mode of reasoning, or anything based on such reasoning.
fallible [ˈfæləbl̩] adj. Capable of erring.
fallow [ˈfæləʊ] n. Land broken up and left to become mellow or to rest.
famish [ˈfæmɪʃ] v. To suffer extremity of hunger or thirst.
fanatic [fəˈnætɪk] n. A religious zealot.
fancier [ˈfænsɪə] n. One having a taste for or interest in special objects.
fanciless [fanciless] adj. Unimaginative.
fastidious [fəˈstɪdɪəs] adj. Hard to please.
fathom [ˈfæðəm] n. A measure of length, 6 feet.
fatuous [ˈfætʃʊəs] adj. Idiotic
faulty [ˈfɔːlti] adj. Imperfect.
faun [fɔːn] n. One of a class of deities of the woods and herds represented as half human, with goats feet.
fawn [fɔːn] n. A young deer.
fealty [ˈfiːəlti] n. Loyalty.
feasible [ˈfiːzəbl̩] adj. That may be done, performed, or effected; practicable.
federate [ˈfedəreɪt] v. To league together.
feint [feɪnt] n. Any sham, pretense, or deceptive movement.
felicitate [fəˈlɪsɪteɪt] v. To wish joy or happiness to, especially in view of a coming event.
felicity [fəˈlɪsɪti] n. A state of well-founded happiness.
felon [ˈfelən] n. A criminal or depraved person.
felonious [fɪˈləʊnɪəs] adj. Showing criminal or evil purpose.
felony [ˈfeləni] n. One of the highest class of offenses, and punishable with death or imprisonment.
feminine [ˈfemənɪn] adj. Characteristic of woman or womankind.
fernery [ˈfɜːnəri] n. A place in which ferns are grown.
ferocious [fəˈrəʊʃəs] adj. Of a wild, fierce, and savage nature.
ferocity [fəˈrɒsɪti] n. Savageness.
fervent [ˈfɜːvənt] adj. Ardent in feeling.
fervid [ˈfɜːvɪd] adj. Intense.
fervor [ˈfɜːvə] n. Ardor or intensity of feeling.
festal [ˈfestl̩] adj. Joyous.
festive [ˈfestɪv] adj. Merry.
fete [feɪt] n. A festival or feast.
fetus [ˈfiːtəs] n. The young in the womb or in the egg.
feudal [ˈfjuːdl̩] adj. Pertaining to the relation of lord and vassal.
feudalism [ˈfjuːdlɪzəm] n. The feudal system.
fez [fez] n. A brimless felt cap in the shape of a truncated cone, usually red with a black tassel.
fiasco [fɪˈæskəʊ] n. A complete or humiliating failure.
fickle [ˈfɪkl̩] adj. Unduly changeable in feeling, judgment, or purpose.
fictitious [fɪkˈtɪʃəs] adj. Created or formed by the imagination.
fidelity [fɪˈdelɪti] n. Loyalty.
fiducial [fɪˈdjuːʃjəl] adj. Indicative of faith or trust.
fief [fiːf] n. A landed estate held under feudal tenure.
filibuster [ˈfɪlɪbʌstə] n. One who attempts to obstruct legislation.
finale [fɪˈnɑːli] n. Concluding performance.
finality [faɪˈnælɪti] n. The state or quality of being final or complete.
finally [ˈfaɪnəli] adv. At last.
financial [faɪˈnænʃl̩] adj. Monetary.
financier [faɪˈnænsɪə] n. One skilled in or occupied with financial affairs or operations.
finery [ˈfaɪnəri] n. That which is used to decorate the person or dress.
finesse [fɪˈnes] n. Subtle contrivance used to gain a point.
finite [ˈfaɪnaɪt] adj. Limited.
fiscal [ˈfɪskl̩] adj. Pertaining to the treasury or public finances of a government.
fishmonger [ˈfɪʃmʌŋɡə] n. One who sells fish.
fissure [ˈfɪʃə] n. A crack or crack-like depression.
fitful [ˈfɪtfəl] adj. Spasmodic.
fixture [ˈfɪkstʃə] n. One who or that which is expected to remain permanently in its position.
flag-officer [ˈflæɡˌɒfɪsə] n. The captain of a flag-ship.
flagrant [ˈfleɪɡrənt] adj. Openly scandalous.
flamboyant [flæmˈboɪənt] adj. Characterized by extravagance and in general by want of good taste.
flatulence [ˈflætjʊləns] n. Accumulation of gas in the stomach and bowels.
flection [ˈflekʃən] n. The act of bending.
fledgling [ˈfledʒlɪŋ] n. A young bird.
flexible [ˈfleksəbl̩] adj. Pliable.
flimsy [ˈflɪmzi] adj. Thin and weak.
flippant [ˈflɪpənt] adj. Having a light, pert, trifling disposition.
floe [fləʊ] n. A collection of tabular masses of floating polar ice.
flor [aˈflɔːrə] n. The aggregate of plants growing without cultivation in a district.
floral [ˈflɔːrəl] adj. Pertaining to flowers.
florid [ˈflɒrɪd] adj. Flushed with red.
florist [ˈflɒrɪst] n. A dealer in flowers.
fluctuate [ˈflʌktʃʊeɪt] v. To pass backward and forward irregularly from one state or degree to another.
fluctuation [ˌflʌktʃʊˈeɪʃn̩] n. Frequent irregular change back and forth from one state or degree to another.
flue [fluː] n. A smoke-duct in a chimney.
fluent [ˈfluːənt] adj. Having a ready or easy flow of words or ideas.
fluential [fluential] adj. Pertaining to streams.
flux [flʌks] n. A state of constant movement, change, or renewal.
foggy [ˈfɒɡi] adj. Obscure.
foible [ˈfɔɪbl̩] n. A personal weakness or failing.
foist [fɔɪst] v. To palm off.
foliage [ˈfəʊliɪdʒ] n. Any growth of leaves.
folio [ˈfəʊlɪəʊ] n. A sheet of paper folded once, or of a size adapted to folding once.
folk-lore [ˈfəʊklɔː] n. The traditions, beliefs, and customs of the common people.
fondle [ˈfɒndl̩] v. To handle tenderly and lovingly.
foolery [ˈfuːləri] n. Folly.
foot-note [ˈfʊtnəʊt] n. A note of explanation or comment at the foot of a page or column.
foppery [ˈfɒpərɪ] n. Dandyism.
foppish [ˈfɒpɪʃ] adj. Characteristic of one who is unduly devoted to dress and the niceties of manners.
forbearance [fɔːˈbeərəns] n. Patient endurance or toleration of offenses.
forby [forby] adv. Besides.
forcible [ˈfɔːsəbl̩] adj. Violent.
forecourt [ˈfɔːkɔːt] n. A court opening directly from the street.
forejudge [fɔːˈdʒʌdʒ] v. To judge of before hearing evidence.
forepeak [forepeak] n. The extreme forward part of a ship's hold, under the lowest deck.
foreshore [ˈfɔːʃɔː] n. That part of a shore uncovered at low tide.
forebode [fɔːˈbəʊd] v. To be an omen or warning sign of, especially of evil.
forecast [ˈfɔːkɑːst] v. To predict.
forecastle [ˈfəʊksl̩] n. That part of the upper deck of a ship forward of the after fore-shrouds.
foreclose [fɔːˈkləʊz] v. To bar by judicial proceedings the equitable right of a mortgagor to redeem property.
forefather [ˈfɔːfɑːðə] n. An ancestor.
forego [fɔːˈɡəʊ] v. To deny oneself the pleasure or profit of.
foreground [ˈfɔːɡraʊnd] n. That part of a landscape or picture situated or represented as nearest the spectator.
forehead [ˈfɒrɪd] n. The upper part of the face, between the eyes and the hair.
foreign [ˈfɒrən] adj. Belonging to, situated in, or derived from another country.
foreigner [ˈfɒrənə] n. A citizen of a foreign country.
foreknowledge [ˌfɔːˈnɒlɪdʒ] n. Prescience.
foreman [ˈfɔːmən] n. The head man.
foreordain [ˌfɔːrɔːˈdeɪn] v. To predetermine.
foreordination [foreordination] n. Predestination.
forerun [forerun] v. To go before as introducing or ushering in.
foresail [ˈfɔːseɪl] n. A square sail.
foresee [fɔːˈsiː] v. To discern beforehand.
foresight [ˈfɔːsaɪt] n. Provision against harm or need.
foretell [fɔːˈtel] v. To predict.
forethought [ˈfɔːθɔːt] n. Premeditation.
forfeit [ˈfɔːfɪt] v. To lose possession of through failure to fulfill some obligation.
forfend [forfend] v. To ward off.
forgery [ˈfɔːdʒəri] n. Counterfeiting.
forgo [fɔːˈɡəʊ] v. To deny oneself.
formation [fɔːˈmeɪʃn̩] n. Relative disposition of parts.
formidable [ˈfɔːmɪdəbl̩] adj. Difficult to accomplish.
formul [aˈfɔːmjʊlə] n. Fixed rule or set form.
forswear [fɔːˈsweə] v. To renounce upon oath.
forte [ˈfɔːteɪ] n. A strong point.
forth [fɔːθ] adv. Into notice or view.
forthright [ˈfɔːθraɪt] adv. With directness.
fortify [ˈfɔːtɪfaɪ] v. To provide with defensive works.
fortitude [ˈfɔːtɪtjuːd] n. Patient courage.
foursome [ˈfɔːsəm] adj. Consisting of four.
fracture [ˈfræktʃə] n. A break.
fragile-1 [ˈfrædʒaɪl] adj. Easily broken.
frailty [ˈfreɪlti] n. Liability to be broken or destroyed.
fragile-2 [ˈfrædʒaɪl] adj. Capable of being broken.
frankincense [ˈfræŋkɪnsens] n. A gum or resin which on burning yields aromatic fumes.
frantic [ˈfræntɪk] adj. Frenzied.
fraternal [frəˈtɜːnl̩] adj. Brotherly.
fraudulence [fraudulence] n. Deceitfulness.
fraudulent [ˈfrɔːdjʊlənt] adj. Counterfeit.
fray [freɪ] v. To fret at the edge so as to loosen or break the threads.
freemason [ˈfriːmeɪsn̩] n. A member of an ancient secret fraternity originally confined to skilled artisans.
freethinker [ˈfriːˌθɪŋkə] n. One who rejects authority or inspiration in religion.
free trade [friː treɪd] n. Commerce unrestricted by tariff or customs.
frequency [ˈfriːkwənsi] n. The comparative number of any kind of occurrences within a given time or space.
fresco [ˈfreskəʊ] n. The art of painting on a surface of plaster, particularly on walls and ceilings.
freshness [ˈfreʃnəs] n. The state, quality, or degree of being fresh.
fretful [ˈfretfəl] adj. Disposed to peevishness.
frightful [ˈfraɪtfəl] adj. Apt to induce terror or alarm.
frigid [ˈfrɪdʒɪd] adj. Lacking warmth.
frigidarium [frigidarium] n. A room kept at a low temperature for preserving fruits, meat, etc.
frivolity [frɪˈvɒlɪti] n. A trifling act, thought, saying, or practice.
frivolous [ˈfrɪvələs] adj. Trivial.
frizz [frɪz] v. To give a crinkled, fluffy appearance to.
frizzle [ˈfrɪzl̩] v. To cause to crinkle or curl, as the hair.
frolicsome [ˈfrɒlɪksəm] adj. Prankish.
frontier [ˈfrʌntɪə] n. The part of a nation's territory that abuts upon another country.
frowzy [ˈfraʊzi] adj. Slovenly in appearance.
frugal [ˈfruːɡl̩] adj. Economical.
fruition [fruːˈɪʃn̩] n. Fulfillment.
fugacious [fjuːˈɡeɪʃəs] adj. Fleeting.
fulcrum [ˈfʊlkrəm] n. The support on or against which a lever rests, or the point about which it turns.
fulminate [ˈfʌlmɪneɪt] v. To cause to explode.
fulsome [ˈfʊlsəm] adj. Offensive from excess of praise or commendation.
fumigate [ˈfjuːmɪɡeɪt] v. To subject to the action of smoke or fumes, especially for disinfection.
functionary [ˈfʌŋkʃənəri] n. An official.
fundamental [ˌfʌndəˈmentl̩] adj. Basal.
fungible [ˈfəndʒəbəl] adj. That may be measured, counted, or weighed.
fungous [ˈfʌŋɡəs] adj. Spongy.
fungus [ˈfʌŋɡəs] n. A plant destitute of chlorophyll, as a mushroom.
furbish [ˈfɜːbɪʃ] v. To restore brightness or beauty to.
furlong [ˈfɜːlɒŋ] n. A measure, one-eighth of a mile.
furlough [ˈfɜːləʊ] n. A temporary absence of a soldier or sailor by permission of the commanding officer.
furrier [ˈfʌrɪə] n. A dealer in or maker of fur goods.
further [ˈfɜːðə] adj. More distant or advanced.
furtherance [ˈfɜːðərəns] n. Advancement.
furtive [ˈfɜːtɪv] adj. Stealthy or sly, like the actions of a thief.
fuse [fjuːz] v. To unite or blend as by melting together.
fusible [ˈfjuːzəbəl] adj. Capable of being melted by heat.
futile [ˈfjuːtaɪl] adj. Of no avail or effect.
futurist [ˈfjuːtʃərɪst] n. A person of expectant temperament.
gauge [ɡeɪdʒ] n. An instrument for measuring.
gaiety [ˈɡeɪəti] n. Festivity.
gaily [ˈɡeɪli] adv. Merrily.
gait [ɡeɪt] n. Carriage of the body in going.
gallant [ɡəˈlænt] adj. Possessing a brave or chivalrous spirit.
galore [ɡəˈlɔː] adj. Abundant.
galvanic [ɡælˈvænɪk] adj. Pertaining or relating to electricity produced by chemical action.
galvanism [ˈɡælvənɪzəm] n. Current electricity, especially that arising from chemical action.
galvanize [ˈɡælvənaɪz] v. To imbue with life or animation.
gamble [ˈɡæmbl̩] v. To risk money or other possession on an event, chance, or contingency.
gambol [ˈɡæmbl̩] n. Playful leaping or frisking.
gamester [ˈɡeɪmstə] n. A gambler.
gamut [ˈɡæmət] n. The whole range or sequence.
garnish [ˈɡɑːnɪʃ] v. In cookery, to surround with additions for embellishment.
garrison [ˈɡærɪsn̩] n. The military force stationed in a fort, town, or other place for its defense.
garrote [garrote] v. To execute by strangling.
garrulous [ˈɡærələs] adj. Given to constant trivial talking.
gaseous [ˈɡæsɪəs] adj. Light and unsubstantial.
gastric [ˈɡæstrɪk] adj. Of, pertaining to, or near the stomach.
gastritis [ɡæˈstraɪtɪs] n. Inflammation of the stomach.
gastronomy [ɡæˈstrɒnəmi] n. The art of preparing and serving appetizing food.
gendarme [ˈʒɒndɑːm] n. In continental Europe, particularly in France, a uniformed and armed police officer.
genealogy [ˌdʒiːnɪˈælədʒi] n. A list, in the order of succession, of ancestors and their descendants.
genealogist [ˌdʒiːnɪˈælədʒɪst] n. A tracer of pedigrees.
generality [ˌdʒenəˈræləti] n. The principal portion.
generalize [ˈdʒenr̩əlaɪz] v. To draw general inferences.
generally [ˈdʒenr̩əli] adv. Ordinarily.
generate [ˈdʒenəreɪt] v. To produce or cause to be.
generic [dʒɪˈnerɪk] adj. Noting a genus or kind; opposed to specific.
generosity [ˌdʒenəˈrɒsɪti] n. A disposition to give liberally or to bestow favors heartily.
genesis [ˈdʒenəsɪs] n. Creation.
geniality [ˌdʒiːnɪˈælɪti] n. Warmth and kindliness of disposition.
genital [ˈdʒenɪtl̩] adj. Of or pertaining to the animal reproductive organs.
genitive [ˈdʒenətɪv] adj. Indicating source, origin, possession, or the like.
genteel [dʒenˈtiːl] adj. Well-bred or refined.
gentile [ˈdʒentaɪl] adj. Belonging to a people not Jewish.
geology [dʒɪˈɒlədʒi] n. The department of natural science that treats of the constitution and structure of the earth.
germane [dʒəˈmeɪn] adj. Relevant.
germinate [ˈdʒɜːmɪneɪt] v. To begin to develop into an embryo or higher form.
gestation [dʒeˈsteɪʃn̩] n. Pregnancy.
gesticulate [dʒeˈstɪkjʊleɪt] v. To make gestures or motions, as in speaking, or in place of speech.
gesture [ˈdʒestʃə] n. A movement or action of the hands or face, expressive of some idea or emotion.
ghastly [ˈɡɑːstli] adj. Hideous.
gibe [dʒaɪb] v. To utter taunts or reproaches.
giddy [ˈɡɪdi] adj. Affected with a whirling or swimming sensation in the head.
gigantic [dʒaɪˈɡæntɪk] adj. Tremendous.
giver [ˈɡɪvə] n. One who gives, in any sense.
glacial [ˈɡleɪsɪəl] adj. Icy, or icily cold.
glacier [ˈɡlæsɪə] n. A field or stream of ice.
gladden [ˈɡlædn̩] v. To make joyous.
glazier [ˈɡleɪzɪə] n. One who cuts and fits panes of glass, as for windows.
glimmer [ˈɡlɪmə] n. A faint, wavering, unsteady light.
glimpse [ɡlɪmps] n. A momentary look.
globose [ˈɡləʊbəʊs] adj. Spherical.
globular [ˈɡlɒbjʊlə] adj. Spherical.
glorious [ˈɡlɔːrɪəs] adj. Of excellence and splendor.
glutinous [ˈɡluːtɪnəs] adj. Sticky.
gluttonous [ˈɡlʌtənəs] adj. Given to excess in eating.
gnash [næʃ] v. To grind or strike the teeth together, as from rage.
Gordian knot [ˈɡɔːdɪən nɒt] n. Any difficulty the only issue out of which is by bold or unusual manners.
gourmand [ˈɡʊəmənd] n. A connoisseur in the delicacies of the table.
gosling [ˈɡɒzl̩ɪŋ] n. A young goose.
gossamer [ˈɡɒsəmə] adj. Flimsy.
gourd [ɡʊəd] n. A melon, pumpkin, squash, or some similar fruit having a hard rind.
graceless [ˈɡreɪslɪs] adj. Ungracious.
gradation [ɡrəˈdeɪʃn̩] n. A step, degree, rank, or relative position in an order or series.
gradient [ˈɡreɪdɪənt] adj. Moving or advancing by steps.
granary [ˈɡrænəri] n. A storehouse for grain after it is thrashed or husked.
grandeur [ˈɡrændʒə] n. The quality of being grand or admirably great.
grandiloquent [ɡrænˈdɪləkwənt] adj. Speaking in or characterized by a pompous or bombastic style.
grandiose [ˈɡrændɪəʊs] adj. Having an imposing style or effect.
grantee [ɡrɑːnˈtiː] n. The person to whom property is transferred by deed.
grantor [ˈɡræntə] n. The maker of a deed.
granular [ˈɡrænjʊlə] adj. Composed of small grains or particles.
granulate [ˈɡrænjʊleɪt] v. To form into grains or small particles.
granule [ˈɡrænjuːl] n. A small grain or particle.
grapple [ˈɡræpl̩] v. To take hold of.
gratification [ˌɡrætɪfɪˈkeɪʃn̩] n. Satisfaction.
gratify [ˈɡrætɪfaɪ] v. To please, as by satisfying a physical or mental desire or need.
gratuitous [ɡrəˈtjuːɪtəs] adj. Voluntarily.
gratuity [ɡrəˈtjuːɪti] n. That which is given without demand or claim. Tip.
gravity [ˈɡrævɪti] n. Seriousness.
gregarious [ɡrɪˈɡeərɪəs] adj. Not habitually solitary or living alone.
grenadier [ˌɡrenəˈdɪə] n. A member of a regiment composed of men of great stature.
grief [ˈɡriːf] n. Sorrow.
grievance [ˈɡriːvns] n. That which oppresses, injures, or causes grief and at the same time a sense of wrong.
grievous [ˈɡriːvəs] adj. Creating affliction.
grimace [ɡrɪˈmeɪs] n. A distortion of the features, occasioned by some feeling of pain, disgust, etc.
grindstone [ˈɡraɪndstəʊn] n. A flat circular stone, used for sharpening tools.
grisly [ˈɡrɪzli] adj. Fear-inspiring.
grotesque [ɡrəʊˈtesk] adj. Incongruously composed or ill-proportioned.
grotto [ˈɡrɒtəʊ] n. A small cavern.
ground [ɡraʊnd] n. A pavement or floor or any supporting surface on which one may walk.
guess [ɡes] n. Surmise.
guile [ɡaɪl] n. Duplicity.
guileless [ˈɡaɪl ləs] adj. Frank.
guine [aˈɡɪni] n. An English monetary unit.
guise [ɡaɪz] n. The external appearance as produced by garb or costume.
gullible [ˈɡʌlɪbl̩] adj. Credulous.
gumption [ˈɡʌmpʃn̩] n. Common sense.
gusto [ˈɡʌstəʊ] n. Keen enjoyment.
guy [ɡaɪ] n. Stay-rope.
guzzle [ˈɡʌzl̩] v. To swallow greedily or hastily; gulp.
gynecocracy [gynecocracy] n. Female supremacy.
gynecology [ˌɡaɪnəˈkɑːlədʒi] n. The science that treats of the functions and diseases peculiar to women.
gyrate [ˌdʒaɪˈreɪt] v. To revolve.
gyroscope [ˈdʒaɪrəskəʊp] n. An instrument for illustrating the laws of rotation.
habitable [ˈhæbɪtəbl̩] adj. Fit to be dwelt in.
habitant [ˈhæbɪtənt] n. Dweller.
habitual [həˈbɪtʃʊəl] adj. According to usual practice.
habitude [ˈhæbɪtjuːd] n. Customary relation or association.
hackney [ˈhækni] v. To make stale or trite by repetition.
haggard [ˈhæɡəd] adj. Worn and gaunt in appearance.
halcyon [ˈhælsɪən] adj. Calm.
hale [heɪl] adj. Of sound and vigorous health.
handwriting [ˈhændraɪtɪŋ] n. Penmanship.
hanger-on [ˌhæŋər ˈɒn] n. A parasite.
happy-go-lucky [ˌhæpi ɡəʊ ˈlʌki] adj. Improvident.
harangue [həˈræŋ] n. A tirade.
harass [ˈhærəs] v. To trouble with importunities, cares, or annoyances.
harbinger [ˈhɑːbɪndʒə] n. One who or that which foreruns and announces the coming of any person or thing.
hard-hearted [ˈhɑːdˈhɑːtɪd] adj. Lacking pity or sympathy.
hardihood [ˈhɑːdɪhʊd] n. Foolish daring.
harmonious [hɑːˈməʊnɪəs] adj. Concordant in sound.
havoc [ˈhævək] n. Devastation.
hawthorn [ˈhɔːθɔːn] n. A thorny shrub much used in England for hedges.
hazard [ˈhæzəd] n. Risk.
head first [hed ˈfɜːst] adv. Precipitately, as in diving.
head foremost [hed ˈfɔːməʊst] adv. Precipitately, as in diving.
heartrending [heartrending] adj. Very depressing.
heathenish [ˈhiːðnɪʃ] adj. Irreligious.
heedless [ˈhiːdləs] adj. Thoughtless.
heifer [ˈhefə] n. A young cow.
heinous [ˈheɪnəs] adj. Odiously sinful.
hemorrhage [ˈhemərɪdʒ] n. Discharge of blood from a ruptured or wounded blood-vessel.
hemorrhoids [ˈhemərɔɪdz] n. pl. Tumors composed of enlarged and thickened blood-vessels, at the lower end of the rectum.
henchman [ˈhentʃmən] n. A servile assistant and subordinate.
henpeck [ˈhenˌpek] v. To worry or harass by ill temper and petty annoyances.
heptagon [ˈheptəɡən] n. A figure having seven sides and seven angles.
heptarchy [ˈheptɑːkɪ] n. A group of seven governments.
herbaceous [hɜːˈbeɪʃəs] adj. Having the character of a herb.
herbarium [hərˈberiəm] n. A collection of dried plants scientifically arranged for study.
herbivorous [hɜːˈbɪvərəs] adj. Feeding on herbs or other vegetable matter, as animals.
hereditary [hɪˈredɪtri] adj. Passing naturally from parent to child.
heredity [hɪˈredɪti] n. Transmission of physical or mental qualities, diseases, etc., from parent to offspring.
heresy [ˈherəsi] n. An opinion or doctrine subversive of settled beliefs or accepted principles.
heretic [ˈherətɪk] n. One who holds opinions contrary to the recognized standards or tenets of any philosophy.
heritage [ˈherɪtɪdʒ] n. Birthright.
herni [aˈhɜːnɪə] n. Protrusion of any internal organ in whole or in part from its normal position.
hesitancy [ˈhezɪtənsi] n. A pausing to consider.
hesitant [ˈhezɪtənt] adj. Vacillating.
hesitation [ˌhezɪˈteɪʃn̩] n. Vacillation.
heterodox [ˈhetərədɒks] adj. At variance with any commonly accepted doctrine or opinion.
heterogeneity [ˌhetərəˈdʒiːniəs] n. Unlikeness of constituent parts.
heterogeneous [ˌhetərəˈdʒiːnɪəs] adj. Consisting of dissimilar elements or ingredients of different kinds.
heteromorphic [heteromorphic] adj. Deviating from the normal form or standard type.
hexangular [hexangular] adj. Having six angles.
hexapod [hexapod] adj. Having six feet.
hexagon [ˈheksəɡən] n. A figure with six angles.
hiatus [haɪˈeɪtəs] n. A break or vacancy where something necessary to supply the connection is wanting.
hibernal [haɪˈbɜːnl] adj. Pertaining to winter.
Hibernian [haɪˈbɜːnjən] adj. Pertaining to Ireland, or its people.
hideous [ˈhɪdɪəs] adj. Appalling.
hilarious [hɪˈleərɪəs] adj. Boisterously merry.
hillock [ˈhɪlək] n. A small hill or mound.
hinder [ˈhɪndə] v. To obstruct.
hindmost [ˈhaɪndməʊst] adj. Farthest from the front.
hindrance [ˈhɪndrəns] n. An obstacle.
hirsute [ˈhɜːsjuːt] adj. Having a hairy covering.
hoard [hɔːd] v. To gather and store away for the sake of accumulation.
hoarse [hɔːs] adj. Having the voice harsh or rough, as from a cold or fatigue.
homage [ˈhɒmɪdʒ] n. Reverential regard or worship.
homogeneity [ˌhəʊmədʒɪˈnɪəti] n. Congruity of the members or elements or parts.
homogeneous [ˌhɒməˈdʒiːnɪəs] adj. Made up of similar parts or elements.
homologous [həˈmɒləɡəs] adj. Identical in nature, make-up, or relation.
homonym [ˈhɒmənɪm] n. A word agreeing in sound with but different in meaning from another.
homophone [ˈhɒməfəʊn] n. A word agreeing in sound with but different in meaning from another.
honorarium [ˌɒnəˈreərɪəm] n. A token fee or payment to a professional man for services.
hoodwink [ˈhʊdwɪŋk] v. To deceive.
horde [hɔːd] n. A gathered multitude of human beings.
hosiery [ˈhəʊzɪəri] n. A stocking.
hospitable [hɒˈspɪtəbl̩] adj. Disposed to treat strangers or guests with generous kindness.
hospitality [ˌhɒspɪˈtælɪti] n. The practice of receiving and entertaining strangers and guests with kindness.
hostility [hɒˈstɪlɪti] n. Enmity.
huckster [ˈhʌkstə] n. One who retails small wares.
humane [hjuːˈmeɪn] adj. Compassionate.
humanitarian [hju:ˌmænɪˈteərɪən] n. A philanthropist.
humanize [ˈhjuːmənaɪz] v. To make gentle or refined.
humbug [ˈhʌmbʌɡ] n. Anything intended or calculated to deceive or mislead.
humiliate [hjuːˈmɪlɪeɪt] v. To put to shame.
hussar [hʊˈzɑː] n. A light-horse trooper armed with saber and carbine.
hustle [ˈhʌsl̩] v. To move with haste and promptness.
hybrid [ˈhaɪbrɪd] adj. Cross-bred.
hydr [aˈhaɪdrə] n. The seven- or nine-headed water-serpent slain by Hercules.
hydraulic [haɪˈdrɔːlɪk] adj. Involving the moving of water, of the force exerted by water in motion.
hydrodynamics [ˈhaɪdrəʊdaɪˈnæmɪks] n. The branch of mechanics that treats of the dynamics of fluids.
hydroelectric [ˌhaɪdrəʊɪˈlektrɪk] adj. Pertaining to electricity developed water or steam.
hydromechanics [ˈhaɪdrəʊmɪˈkænɪks] n. The mechanics of fluids.
hydrometer [haɪˈdrɑːmətə] n. An instrument for determining the density of solids and liquids by flotation.
hydrostatics [ˌhaɪdrəʊˈstætɪks] n. The branch of science that treats of the pressure and equilibrium of fluids.
hydrous [ˈhaɪdrəs] adj. Watery.
hygiene [ˈhaɪdʒiːn] n. The branch of medical science that relates to improving health.
hypercritical [ˌhaɪpəˈkrɪtɪkl̩] adj. Faultfinding.
hypnosis [hɪpˈnəʊsɪs] n. An artificial trance-sleep.
hypnotic [hɪpˈnɒtɪk] adj. Tending to produce sleep.
hypnotism [ˈhɪpnətɪzəm] n. An artificially induced somnambulistic state in which the mind readily acts on suggestion.
hypnotize [ˈhɪpnətaɪz] v. To produce a somnambulistic state in which the mind readily acts on suggestions.
hypocrisy [hɪˈpɒkrəsi] n. Extreme insincerity.
hypocrite [ˈhɪpəkrɪt] n. One who makes false professions of his views or beliefs.
hypodermic [ˌhaɪpəˈdɜːmɪk] adj. Pertaining to the area under the skin.
hypotenuse [ˌhaɪˈpɒtənjuːz] n. The side of a right-angled triangle opposite the right angle.
hypothesis [haɪˈpɒθəsɪs] n. A proposition taken for granted as a premise from which to reach a conclusion.
hysteri [ahɪˈstɪərɪə] n. A nervous affection occurring typically in paroxysms of laughing and crying.
ichthyic [ichthyic] adj. Fish-like.
ichthyology [ˌɪkθɪˈɒlədʒɪ] n. The branch of zoology that treats of fishes.
ichthyosaurs [ichthyosaurs] n. A fossil reptile.
icily [ˈaɪsɪli] adv. Frigidly.
iciness [ˈaɪsi] n. The state of being icy.
icon [ˈaɪkɒn] n. An image or likeness.
iconoclast [aɪˈkɒnəklæst] n. An image-breaker.
idealize [aɪˈdɪəlaɪz] v. To make to conform to some mental or imaginary standard.
idiom [ˈɪdɪəm] n. A use of words peculiar to a particular language.
idiosyncrasy [ˌɪdɪəˈsɪŋkrəsi] n. A mental quality or habit peculiar to an individual.
idolize [ˈaɪdəlaɪz] v. To regard with inordinate love or admiration.
ignoble [ɪɡˈnəʊbl̩] adj. Low in character or purpose.
ignominious [ˌɪɡnəˈmɪnɪəs] adj. Shameful.
Iliad [iliad] n. A Greek epic poem describing scenes from the siege of Troy.
illegal [ɪˈliːɡl̩] adj. Not according to law.
illegible [ɪˈledʒəbl̩] adj. Undecipherable.
illegitimate [ˌɪlɪˈdʒɪtɪmət] adj. Unlawfully begotten.
illiberal [ɪˈlɪbərəl] adj. Stingy.
illicit [ɪˈlɪsɪt] adj. Unlawful.
illimitable [ɪˈlɪmɪtəbl̩] adj. Boundless.
illiterate [ɪˈlɪtərət] adj. Having little or no book-learning.
ill-natured [ɪl ˈneɪtʃəd] adj. Surly.
illogical [ɪˈlɒdʒɪkl̩] adj. Contrary to the rules of sound thought.
illuminant [illuminant] n. That which may be used to produce light.
illuminate [ɪˈluːmɪneɪt] v. To supply with light.
illumine [ɪˈluːmɪn] v. To make bright or clear.
illusion [ɪˈluːʒn̩] n. An unreal image presented to the senses.
illusive [ɪˈluːsɪv] adj. Deceptive.
illusory [ɪˈluːsəri] adj. Deceiving or tending to deceive, as by false appearance.
imaginable [ɪˈmædʒɪnəbl̩] adj. That can be imagined or conceived in the mind.
imaginary [ɪˈmædʒɪnəri] adj. Fancied.
imbibe [ɪmˈbaɪb] v. To drink or take in.
imbroglio [ɪmˈbrəʊlɪəʊ] n. A misunderstanding attended by ill feeling, perplexity, or strife.
imbrue [ɪmˈbruː] v. To wet or moisten.
imitation [ˌɪmɪˈteɪʃn̩] n. That which is made as a likeness or copy.
imitator [ˈɪmɪteɪtə] n. One who makes in imitation.
immaculate [ɪˈmækjʊlət] adj. Without spot or blemish.
immaterial [ˌɪməˈtɪərɪəl] adj. Of no essential consequence.
immature [ˌɪməˈtjʊə] adj. Not full-grown.
immeasurable [ɪˈmeʒərəbl̩] adj. Indefinitely extensive.
immense [ɪˈmens] adj. Very great in degree, extent, size, or quantity.
immerse [ɪˈmɜːs] v. To plunge or dip entirely under water or other fluid.
immersion [ɪˈmɜːʃn̩] n. The act of plunging or dipping entirely under water or another fluid.
immigrant [ˈɪmɪɡrənt] n. A foreigner who enters a country to settle there.
immigrate [ˈɪmɪɡreɪt] v. To come into a country or region from a former habitat.
imminence [ˈɪmɪnəns] n. Impending evil or danger.
imminent [ˈɪmɪnənt] adj. Dangerous and close at hand.
immiscible [ɪˈmɪsəbl̩] adj. Separating, as oil and water.
immoral [ɪˈmɒrəl] adj. Habitually engaged in licentious or lewd practices.
immortalize [ɪˈmɔːtəlaɪz] v. To cause to last or to be known or remembered throughout a great or indefinite length of time.
immovable [ɪˈmuːvəbl̩] adj. Steadfast.
immune [ɪˈmjuːn] adj. Exempt, as from disease.
immutable [ɪˈmjuːtəbl̩] adj. Unchangeable.
impair [ɪmˈpeə] v. To cause to become less or worse.
impalpable [ɪmˈpælpəbl̩] adj. Imperceptible to the touch.
impartial [ɪmˈpɑːʃl̩] adj. Unbiased.
impassable [ɪmˈpɑːsəbl̩] adj. That can not be passed through or over.
impassible [ɪmˈpæsɪbl] adj. Not moved or affected by feeling.
impassive [ɪmˈpæsɪv] adj. Unmoved by or not exhibiting feeling.
impatience [ɪmˈpeɪʃns] n. Unwillingness to brook delays or wait the natural course of things.
impeccable [ɪmˈpekəbl̩] adj. Blameless.
impecunious [ˌɪmpɪˈkjuːnɪəs] adj. Having no money.
impede [ɪmˈpiːd] v. To be an obstacle or to place obstacles in the way of.
impel [ɪmˈpel] v. To drive or urge forward.
impend [ɪmˈpend] v. To be imminent.
imperative [ɪmˈperətɪv] adj. Obligatory.
imperceptible [ˌɪmpəˈseptəbl̩] adj. Indiscernible.
imperfectible [imperfectible] adj. That can not be perfected.
imperil [ɪmˈperəl] v. To endanger.
imperious [ɪmˈpɪərɪəs] adj. Insisting on obedience.
impermissible [ˌɪmpɜːˈmɪsəbl̩] adj. Not permissible.
impersonal [ˌɪmˈpɜːsənl̩] adj. Not relating to a particular person or thing.
impersonate [ɪmˈpɜːsəneɪt] v. To appear or act in the character of.
impersuadable [impersuadable] adj. Unyielding.
impertinence [ɪmˈpɜːtɪnəns] n. Rudeness.
imperturbable [ˌɪmpəˈtɜːbəbl̩] adj. Calm.
impervious [ɪmˈpɜːvɪəs] adj. Impenetrable.
impetuosity [ɪmˌpetʃʊˈɒsɪti] n. Rashness.
impetuous [ɪmˈpetʃʊəs] adj. Impulsive.
impetus [ˈɪmpɪtəs] n. Any impulse or incentive.
impiety [ɪmˈpaɪəti] n. Irreverence toward God.
impious [ˈɪmpɪəs] adj. Characterized by irreverence or irreligion.
implausible [ɪmˈplɔːzɪbl̩] adj. Not plausible.
impliable [impliable] adj. Capable of being inferred.
implicate [ˈɪmplɪkeɪt] v. To show or prove to be involved in or concerned
implicit [ɪmˈplɪsɪt] adj. Implied.
imply [ɪmˈplaɪ] v. To signify.
impolitic [ɪmˈpɒlətɪk] adj. Inexpedient.
importation [ˌɪmpɔːˈteɪʃn̩] n. The act or practice of bringing from one country into another.
importunate [ɪmˈpɔːtʃʊnət] adj. Urgent in character, request, or demand.
importune [ˌɪmpəˈtjuːn] v. To harass with persistent demands or entreaties.
impotent [ˈɪmpətənt] adj. Destitute of or lacking in power, physical, moral, or intellectual.
impoverish [ɪmˈpɒvərɪʃ] v. To make indigent or poor.
impracticable [ɪmˈpræktɪkəbl̩] adj. Not feasible.
impregnable [ɪmˈpreɡnəbl̩] adj. That can not be taken by assault.
impregnate [ˈɪmpreɡneɪt] v. To make pregnant.
impromptu [ɪmˈprɒmptjuː] n. Anything done or said on the impulse of the moment.
improper [ɪmˈprɒpə] adj. Not appropriate, suitable, or becoming.
impropriety [ˌɪmprəˈpraɪəti] n. The state or quality of being unfit, unseemly, or inappropriate.
improvident [ɪmˈprɒvɪdənt] adj. Lacking foresight or thrift.
improvise [ˈɪmprəvaɪz] v. To do anything extemporaneously or offhand.
imprudent [ɪmˈpruːdnt] adj. Heedless.
impudence [ˈɪmpjʊdəns] n. Insolent disrespect.
impugn [ɪmˈpjuːn] v. To assail with arguments, insinuations, or accusations.
impulsion [ɪmˈpʌlʃn̩] n. Impetus.
impulsive [ɪmˈpʌlsɪv] adj. Unpremeditated.
impunity [ɪmˈpjuːnɪti] n. Freedom from punishment.
impure [ɪmˈpjʊə] adj. Tainted.
impute [ɪmˈpjuːt] v. To attribute.
inaccessible [ˌɪnækˈsesəbl̩] adj. Difficult of approach.
inaccurate [ɪnˈækjʊrət] adj. Not exactly according to the facts.
inactive [ɪnˈæktɪv] adj. Inert.
inadequate [ɪnˈædɪkwət] adj. Insufficient.
inadmissible [ˌɪnədˈmɪsəbl̩] adj. Not to be approved, considered, or allowed, as testimony.
inadvertent [ˌɪnədˈvɜːtənt] adj. Accidental.
inadvisable [ˌɪnədˈvaɪzəbl̩] adj. Unadvisable.
inane [ɪˈneɪn] adj. Silly.
inanimate [ɪnˈænɪmət] adj. Destitute of animal life.
inapprehensible [ˌɪnæprɪˈhensəbl] adj. Not to be understood.
inapt [ɪnˈæpt] adj. Awkward or slow.
inarticulate [ˌɪnɑːˈtɪkjʊlət] adj. Speechless.
inaudible [ɪnˈɔːdəbl̩] adj. That can not be heard.
inborn [ˌɪnˈbɔːn] adj. Implanted by nature.
inbred [ˌɪnˈbred] adj. Innate.
incandescence [ˌɪnkænˈdesns] n. The state of being white or glowing with heat.
incandescent [ˌɪnkænˈdesnt] adj. White or glowing with heat.
incapacitate [ˌɪnkəˈpæsɪteɪt] v. To deprive of power, capacity, competency, or qualification.
incapacity [ˌɪnkəˈpæsɪti] n. Want of power to apprehend, understand, and manage.
incarcerate [ɪnˈkɑːsəreɪt] v. To imprison.
incendiary [ɪnˈsendɪəri] n. Chemical or person who starts a fire-literally or figuratively.
incentive [ɪnˈsentɪv] n. That which moves the mind or inflames the passions.
inception [ɪnˈsepʃn̩] n. The beginning.
inceptive [ɪnˈseptɪv] adj. Beginning.
incessant [ɪnˈsesnt] adj. Unceasing.
inchmeal [ˈɪntʃmiːl] adv. Piecemeal.
inchoate [ɪnˈkəʊɪt] adj. Incipient.
inchoative [ɪnˈkəʊətɪv] n. That which begins, or expresses beginning.
incidence [ˈɪnsɪdəns] n. Casual occurrence.
incident [ˈɪnsɪdənt] n. A happening in general, especially one of little importance.
incidentally [ˌɪnsɪˈdentəli] adv. Without intention.
incinerate [ɪnˈsɪnəreɪt] v. To reduce to ashes.
incipience [ɪnˈsɪpɪəns] n. Beginning.
incipient [ɪnˈsɪpɪənt] adj. Initial.
incisor [ɪnˈsaɪzə] n. A front or cutting tooth.
incite [ɪnˈsaɪt] v. To rouse to a particular action.
incitement [ɪnˈsaɪtmənt] n. That which moves to action, or serves as an incentive or stimulus.
incoercible [incoercible] adj. Incapable of being forced, constrained, or compelled.
incoherence [ˌɪnkəʊˈhɪərəns] n. Want of connection, or agreement, as of parts or ideas in thought, speech, etc.
incoherent [ˌɪnkəʊˈhɪərənt] adj. Not logically coordinated, as to parts, elements, or details.
incombustible [ˌɪnkəmˈbʌstəbl̩] adj. That can not be burned.
incomparable [ɪnˈkɒmprəbl̩] adj. Matchless.
incompatible [ˌɪnkəmˈpætəbl̩] adj. Discordant.
incompetence [ɪnˈkɒmpɪtəns] n. General lack of capacity or fitness.
incompetent [ɪnˈkɒmpɪtənt] adj. Not having the abilities desired or necessary for any purpose.
incomplete [ˌɪnkəmˈpliːt] adj. Lacking some element, part, or adjunct necessary or required.
incomprehensible [ˌɪnˌkɒmprɪˈhensəbl̩] adj. Not understandable.
incompressible [ɪnkəmˈpresəbl̩] adj. Resisting all attempts to reduce volume by pressure.
inconceivable [ˌɪnkənˈsiːvəbl̩] adj. Incomprehensible.
incongruous [ɪnˈkɒŋɡrʊəs] adj. Unsuitable for the time, place, or occasion.
inconsequential [ɪnˌkɒnsɪˈkwenʃl̩] adj. Valueless.
inconsiderable [ˌɪnkənˈsɪdrəbl̩] adj. Small in quantity or importance.
inconsistent [ˌɪnkənˈsɪstənt] adj. Contradictory.
inconstant [ɪnˈkɒnstənt] adj. Changeable.
incontrovertible [ɪnˌkɒntrəˈvɜːtəbl̩] adj. Indisputable.
inconvenient [ˌɪnkənˈviːnɪənt] adj. Interfering with comfort or progress.
indefensible [ˌɪndɪˈfensəbl̩] adj. Untenable.
indefinitely [ɪnˈdefɪnətli] adv. In a vague or uncertain way.
indelible [ɪnˈdeləbl̩] adj. That can not be blotted out, effaced, destroyed, or removed.
indescribable [ˌɪndɪˈskraɪbəbl̩] adj. That can not be described.
indestructible [ˌɪndɪˈstrʌktəbl̩] adj. That can not be destroyed.
indicant [indicant] adj. That which points out.
indicator [ˈɪndɪkeɪtə] n. One who or that which points out.
indict [ɪnˈdaɪt] v. To find and declare chargeable with crime.
indigence [ˈɪndɪdʒəns] n. Poverty.
indigenous [ɪnˈdɪdʒɪnəs] adj. Native.
indigent [ˈɪndɪdʒənt] adj. Poor.
indigestible [ˌɪndɪˈdʒəstəbl̩] adj. Not digestible, or difficult to digest.
indigestion [ˌɪndɪˈdʒestʃən] n. Difficulty or failure in the alimentary canal in changing food into absorptive nutriment.
indignant [ɪnˈdɪɡnənt] adj. Having such anger and scorn as is aroused by meanness or wickedness.
indignity [ɪnˈdɪɡnɪti] n. Unmerited contemptuous conduct or treatment.
indiscernible [ˌɪndɪˈsɜːnəbl̩] adj. Not perceptible.
indiscreet [ˌɪndɪˈskriːt] adj. Lacking wise judgment.
indiscriminate [ˌɪndɪˈskrɪmɪnət] adj. Promiscuous.
indispensable [ˌɪndɪˈspensəbl̩] adj. Necessary or requisite for the purpose.
indistinct [ˌɪndɪˈstɪŋkt] adj. Vague.
indivertible [ˌɪndɪˈvɜːtəbl] adj. That can not be turned aside.
indivisible [ˌɪndɪˈvɪzəbl̩] adj. Not separable into parts.
indolence [ˈɪndələns] n. Laziness.
indolent [ˈɪndələnt] adj. Habitually inactive or idle.
indomitable [ɪnˈdɒmɪtəbl̩] adj. Unconquerable.
induct [ɪnˈdʌkt] v. To bring in.
indulgence [ɪnˈdʌldʒəns] n. The yielding to inclination, passion, desire, or propensity in oneself or another.
indulgent [ɪnˈdʌldʒənt] adj. Yielding to the desires or humor of oneself or those under one's care.
inebriate [ɪˈniːbrɪeɪt] v. To intoxicate.
inedible [ɪnˈedəbl̩] adj. Not good for food.
ineffable [ɪnˈefəbl̩] adj. Unutterable.
inefficient [ˌɪnɪˈfɪʃnt] adj. Not accomplishing an intended purpose.
inefficiency [ˌɪnɪˈfɪʃənsi] n. That which does not accomplish an intended purpose.
ineligible [ɪnˈelɪdʒəbl̩] adj. Not suitable to be selected or chosen.
inept [ɪˈnept] adj. Not fit or suitable.
inert [ɪˈnɜːt] adj. Inanimate.
inestimable [ɪnˈestɪməbl̩] adj. Above price.
inevitable [ɪnˈevɪtəbl̩] adj. Unavoidable.
inexcusable [ˌɪnɪkˈskjuːzəbl̩] adj. Not to be justified.
inexhaustible [ˌɪnɪɡˈzɔːstəbl̩] adj. So large or furnishing so great a supply as not to be emptied, wasted, or spent.
inexorable [ˌɪnˈeksərəbl̩] adj. Unrelenting.
inexpedient [ˌɪnɪkˈspiːdɪənt] adj. Unadvisable.
inexpensive [ˌɪnɪkˈspensɪv] adj. Low-priced.
inexperience [ˌɪnɪkˈspɪərɪəns] n. Lack of or deficiency in experience.
inexplicable [ˌɪnɪkˈsplɪkəbl̩] adj. Such as can not be made plain.
inexpressible [ˌɪnɪkˈspresəbl̩] adj. Unutterable.
inextensible [inextensible] adj. Of unchangeable length or area.
infallible [ɪnˈfæləbl̩] adj. Exempt from error of judgment, as in opinion or statement.
infamous [ˈɪnfəməs] adj. Publicly branded or notorious, as for vice, or crime.
infamy [ˈɪnfəmi] n. Total loss or destitution of honor or reputation.
inference [ˈɪnfərəns] n. The derivation of a judgment from any given material of knowledge on the ground of law.
infernal [ɪnˈfɜːnl̩] adj. Akin to or befitting hell or its occupants.
infest [ɪnˈfest] v. To be present in such numbers as to be a source of annoyance, trouble, or danger.
infidel [ˈɪnfɪdəl] n. One who denies the existence of God.
infidelity [ˌɪnfɪˈdelɪti] n. Disloyalty.
infinite [ˈɪnfɪnət] adj. Measureless.
infinity [ɪnˈfɪnɪti] n. Boundless or immeasurable extension or duration.
infirm [ɪnˈfɜːm] adj. Lacking in bodily or mental strength.
infirmary [ɪnˈfɜːməri] n. A place for the reception or treatment of the sick.
infirmity [ɪnˈfɜːmɪti] n. A physical, mental, or moral weakness or flaw.
inflammable [ɪnˈflæməbl̩] adj. Easily set on fire or excited.
inflammation [ˌɪnfləˈmeɪʃn̩] n. A morbid process in some part of the body characterized by heat, swelling, and pain.
inflexible [ɪnˈfleksəbl̩] adj. That can not be altered or varied.
influence [ˈɪnflʊəns] n. Ability to sway the will of another.
influential [ˌɪnflʊˈenʃl̩] adj. Having the power to sway the will of another.
influx [ˈɪnflʌks] n. Infusion.
infrequence [infrequence] n. Rareness.
infrequent [ɪnˈfriːkwənt] adj. Uncommon.
infringe [ɪnˈfrɪndʒ] v. To trespass upon.
infuse [ɪnˈfjuːz] v. To instill, introduce, or inculcate, as principles or qualities.
infusion [ɪnˈfjuːʒn̩] n. The act of imbuing, or pouring in.
ingenious [ɪnˈdʒiːnɪəs] adj. Evincing skill, originality, or cleverness, as in contrivance or arrangement.
ingenuity [ˌɪndʒɪˈnjuːɪti] n. Cleverness in contriving, combining, or originating.
ingenuous [ɪnˈdʒenjʊəs] adj. Candid, frank, or open in character or quality.
inglorious [ɪnˈɡlɔːrɪəs] adj. Shameful.
ingraft [ɪnˈɡrɑːft] v. To set or implant deeply and firmly.
ingratiate [ɪnˈɡreɪʃɪeɪt] v. To win confidence or good graces for oneself.
ingratitude [ɪnˈɡrætɪtjuːd] n. Insensibility to kindness.
ingredient [ɪnˈɡriːdɪənt] n. Component.
inherence [ɪnˈhɪərəns] n. The state of being permanently existing in something.
inherent [ɪnˈhɪərənt] adj. Intrinsic.
inhibit [ɪnˈhɪbɪt] v. To hold back or in.
inhospitable [ˌɪnhɒˈspɪtəbl̩] adj. Not disposed to entertain strangers gratuitously.
inhuman [ɪnˈhjuːmən] adj. Savage.
inhume [ɪnˈhjuːm] v. To place in the earth, as a dead body.
inimical [ɪˈnɪmɪkl̩] adj. Adverse.
iniquity [ɪˈnɪkwɪti] n. Gross wrong or injustice.
initiate [ɪˈnɪʃɪeɪt] v. To perform the first act or rite.
inject [ɪnˈdʒekt] v. To introduce, as a fluid, by injection.
injunction [ɪnˈdʒʌŋkʃn̩] n. Mandate.
inkling [ˈɪŋkl̩ɪŋ] n. A hint.
inland [ɪnˈlænd] adj. Remote from the sea.
inlet [ˈɪnlet] n. A small body of water leading into a larger.
inmost [ˈɪnməʊst] adj. Deepest within.
innocuous [ɪˈnɒkjʊəs] adj. Harmless.
innovate [ˈɪnəveɪt] v. To introduce or strive to introduce new things.
innuendo [ˌɪnjuːˈendəʊ] n. Insinuation.
innumerable [ɪˈnjuːmərəbl̩] adj. Countless.
inoffensive [ˌɪnəˈfensɪv] adj. Causing nothing displeasing or disturbing.
inopportune [ˌɪnˈɒpətjuːn] adj. Unsuitable or inconvenient, especially as to time.
inquire [ɪnˈkwaɪə] v. To ask information about.
inquisition [ˌɪnkwɪˈzɪʃn̩] n. A court or tribunal for examination and punishment of heretics.
inquisitive [ɪnˈkwɪzətɪv] adj. Given to questioning, especially out of curiosity.
inquisitor [ɪnˈkwɪzɪtə] n. One who makes an investigation.
inroad [ˈɪnrəʊd] n. Forcible encroachment or trespass.
insatiable [ɪnˈseɪʃəbl̩] adj. That desires or craves immoderately or unappeasably.
inscribe [ɪnˈskraɪb] v. To enter in a book, or on a list, roll, or document, by writing.
inscrutable [ɪnˈskruːtəbl̩] adj. Impenetrably mysterious or profound.
insecure [ˌɪnsɪˈkjʊə] adj. Not assured of safety.
insensible [ɪnˈsensəbl̩] adj. Imperceptible.
insentient [ɪnˈsenʃnt] adj. Lacking the power of feeling or perceiving.
inseparable [ɪnˈseprəbl̩] adj. That can not be separated.
insidious [ɪnˈsɪdɪəs] adj. Working ill by slow and stealthy means.
insight [ˈɪnsaɪt] n. Intellectual discernment.
insignificance [ˌɪnsɪɡˈnɪfɪkəns] n. Lack of import or of importance.
insignificant [ˌɪnsɪɡˈnɪfɪkənt] adj. Without importance, force, or influence.
insinuate [ɪnˈsɪnjʊeɪt] v. To imply.
insipid [ɪnˈsɪpɪd] adj. Tasteless.
insistence [ɪnˈsɪstəns] n. Urgency.
insistent [ɪnˈsɪstənt] adj. Urgent.
insolence [ˈɪnsələns] n. Pride or haughtiness exhibited in contemptuous and overbearing treatment of others.
insolent [ˈɪnsələnt] adj. Impudent.
insomni [aɪnˈsɒmnɪə] n. Sleeplessness.
inspector [ɪnˈspektə] n. An official appointed to examine or oversee any matter of public interest or importance.
instance [ˈɪnstəns] n. A single occurrence or happening of a given kind.
instant [ˈɪnstənt] n. A very brief portion of time.
instantaneous [ˌɪnstənˈteɪnɪəs] adj. Done without perceptible lapse of time.
instigate [ˈɪnstɪɡeɪt] v. To provoke.
instigator [ˈɪnstɪɡeɪtə] n. One who incites to evil.
instill [ɪnˈstɪl] v. To infuse.
instructive [ɪnˈstrʌktɪv] adj. Conveying knowledge.
insufficiency [ˌɪnsəˈfɪʃnsi] n. Inadequacy.
insufficient [ˌɪnsəˈfɪʃnt] adj. Inadequate for some need, purpose, or use.
insular [ˈɪnsjʊlə] adj. Pertaining to an island.
insulate [ˈɪnsjʊleɪt] v. To place in a detached state or situation.
insuperable [ɪnˈsjuːprəbl̩] adj. Invincible.
insuppressible [insuppressible] adj. Incapable of being concealed.
insurgence [ɪnsɜːdʒəns] n. Uprising.
insurgent [ɪnˈsɜːdʒənt] n. One who takes part in forcible opposition to the constituted authorities of a place.
insurrection [ˌɪnsəˈrekʃn̩] n. The state of being in active resistance to authority.
intangible [ɪnˈtændʒəbl̩] adj. Not perceptible to the touch.
integrity [ɪnˈteɡrɪti] n. Uprightness of character and soundness of moral principle.
intellect [ˈɪntəlekt] n. The faculty of perception or thought.
intellectual [ˌɪntəˈlektʃʊəl] adj. Characterized by intelligence.
intelligence [ɪnˈtelɪdʒəns] n. Capacity to know or understand.
intelligible [ɪnˈtelɪdʒəbl̩] adj. Comprehensible.
intemperance [ɪnˈtempərəns] n. Immoderate action or indulgence, as of the appetites.
intension [ɪnˈtenʃən] n. The act of stringing or stretching, or state of being strained.
intensive [ɪnˈtensɪv] adj. Adding emphasis or force.
intention [ɪnˈtenʃn̩] n. That upon which the mind is set.
interact [ˌɪntəˈrækt] v. To act reciprocally.
intercede [ˌɪntəˈsiːd] v. To mediate between persons.
intercept [ˌɪntəˈsept] v. To interrupt the course of.
intercession [ˌɪntəˈseʃn̩] n. Entreaty in behalf of others.
intercessor [ˌɪntəˈsesə] n. A mediator.
interdict [ˌɪntəˈdɪkt] n. Authoritative act of prohibition.
interim [ˈɪntərɪm] n. Time between acts or periods.
interlocutor [ˌɪntəˈlɒkjʊtə] n. One who takes part in a conversation or oral discussion.
interlude [ˈɪntəluːd] n. An action or event considered as coming between others of greater length.
intermediate [ˌɪntəˈmiːdɪət] adj. Being in a middle place or degree or between extremes.
interminable [ɪnˈtɜːmɪnəbl̩] adj. Having no limit or end.
intermission [ˌɪntəˈmɪʃn̩] n. A recess.
intermit [ˌɪntəˈmɪt] v. To cause to cease temporarily.
intermittent [ˌɪntəˈmɪtnt] adj. A temporary discontinuance.
interpolation [ɪnˌtɜːpəˈleɪʃn̩] n. Verbal interference.
interpose [ˌɪntəˈpəʊz] v. To come between other things or persons.
interposition [ˌɪntəpəˈzɪʃn̩] n. A coming between.
interpreter [ɪnˈtɜːprɪtə] n. A person who makes intelligible the speech of a foreigner by oral translation.
interrogate [ɪnˈterəɡeɪt] v. To examine formally by questioning.
interrogative [ˌɪntəˈrɒɡətɪv] adj. Having the nature or form of a question.
interrogatory [ˌɪntəˈrɒɡətr̩i] n. A question or inquiry.
interrupt [ˌɪntəˈrʌpt] v. To stop while in progress.
intersect [ˌɪntəˈsekt] v. To cut through or into so as to divide.
intervale [ˈɪntəveɪl] n. A low tract of land between hills, especially along a river.
intervene [ˌɪntəˈviːn] v. To interfere for some end.
intestacy [ɪnˈtesteɪt] n. The condition resulting from one's dying not having made a valid will.
intestate [ɪnˈtesteɪt] adj. Not having made a valid will.
intestine [ɪnˈtestɪn] n. That part of the digestive tube below or behind the stomach, extending to the anus.
intimacy [ˈɪntɪməsi] n. Close or confidential friendship.
intimidate [ɪnˈtɪmɪdeɪt] v. To cause to become frightened.
intolerable [ɪnˈtɒlərəbl̩] adj. Insufferable.
intolerance [ɪnˈtɒlərəns] n. Inability or unwillingness to bear or endure.
intolerant [ɪnˈtɒlərənt] adj. Bigoted.
intoxicant [ɪnˈtɒksɪkənt] n. Anything that unduly exhilarates or excites.
intoxicate [ɪnˈtɒksɪkeɪt] v. To make drunk.
intracellular [intracellular] adj. Occurring or situated within a cell.
intramural [ˌɪntrəˈmjʊərəl] adj. Situated within the walls of a city.
intrepid [ɪnˈtrepɪd] adj. Fearless and bold.
intricacy [ˈɪntrɪkəsi] n. Perplexity.
intricate [ˈɪntrɪkət] adj. Difficult to follow or understand.
intrigue [ɪnˈtriːɡ] n. A plot or scheme, usually complicated and intended to accomplish something by secret ways.
intrinsic [ɪnˈtrɪnsɪk] adj. Inherent.
introductory [ˌɪntrəˈdʌktəri] adj. Preliminary.
introgression [introgression] n. Entrance.
intromit [intromit] v. To insert.
introspect [ˌɪntrəˈspekt] v. To look into.
introspection [ˌɪntrəˈspekʃn̩] n. The act of observing and analyzing one's own thoughts and feelings.
introversion [ˌɪntrəˈvɜːʃn̩] n. The act of turning or directing inward, physically or mentally.
introvert [ˌɪntrəˈvɜːt] v. To turn within.
intrude [ɪnˈtruːd] v. To come in without leave or license.
intrusion [ɪnˈtruːʒn̩] n. The act of entering without warrant or invitation; encroachment.
intuition [ˌɪntjuːˈɪʃn̩] n. Instinctive knowledge or feeling.
inundate [ˈɪnʌndeɪt] v. To fill with an overflowing abundance.
inundation [ˌɪnʌnˈdeɪʃn̩] n. Flood.
inure [ɪˈnjʊə] v. To harden or toughen by use, exercise, or exposure.
invalid-1 [ɪnˈvælɪd] adj. Having no force, weight, or cogency.
invalid-2 [ɪnˈvælɪd] n. One who is disabled by illness or injury.
invalidate [ɪnˈvælɪdeɪt] v. To render of no force or effect.
invaluable [ɪnˈvæljʊəbl̩] adj. Exceedingly precious.
invariable [ɪnˈveərɪəbl̩] adj. Unchangeable.
invasion [ɪnˈveɪʒn̩] n. Encroachment, as by an act of intrusion or trespass.
invective [ɪnˈvektɪv] n. An utterance intended to cast censure, or reproach.
inveigh [ɪnˈveɪ] v. To utter vehement censure or invective.
inventive [ɪnˈventɪv] adj. Quick at contrivance.
inverse [ɪnˈvɜːs] adj. Contrary in tendency or direction.
inversion [ɪnˈvɜːʃn̩] n. Change of order so that the first shall become last and the last first.
invert [ɪnˈvɜːt] v. To turn inside out, upside down, or in opposite direction.
investigator [ɪnˈvestɪɡeɪtə] n. One who investigates.
investor [ɪnˈvestə] n. One who invests money.
inveterate [ɪnˈvetərət] adj. Habitual.
invidious [ɪnˈvɪdɪəs] adj. Showing or feeling envy.
invigorate [ɪnˈvɪɡəreɪt] v. To animate.
invincible [ɪnˈvɪnsəbl̩] adj. Not to be conquered, subdued, or overcome.
inviolable [ɪnˈvaɪələbl̩] adj. Incapable of being injured or disturbed.
invoke [ɪnˈvəʊk] v. To call on for assistance or protection.
involuntary [ɪnˈvɒləntri] adj. Unwilling.
involution [ˌɪnvəˈluːʃn̩] n. Complication.
involve [ɪnˈvɒlv] v. To draw into entanglement, literally or figuratively.
invulnerable [ɪnˈvʌlnərəbl̩] adj. That can not be wounded or hurt.
inwardly [ˈɪnwədli] adv. With no outward manifestation.
iot [aaɪˈəʊtə] n. A small or insignificant mark or part.
irascible [ɪˈræsəbl̩] adj. Prone to anger.
irate [aɪˈreɪt] adj. Moved to anger.
ire [ˈaɪə] n. Wrath.
iridescence [ˌɪrɪˈdesns] n. A many-colored appearance.
iridescent [ˌɪrɪˈdesnt] adj. Exhibiting changing rainbow-colors due to the interference of the light.
irk [ɜːk] v. To afflict with pain, vexation, or fatigue.
irksome [ˈɜːksəm] adj. Wearisome.
irony [ˈaɪərəni] n. Censure or ridicule under cover of praise or compliment.
irradiance [irradiance] n. Luster.
irradiate [ɪˈreɪdɪeɪt] v. To render clear and intelligible.
irrational [ɪˈræʃn̩əl] adj. Not possessed of reasoning powers or understanding.
irreducible [ˌɪrɪˈdjuːsəbl̩] adj. That can not be lessened.
irrefragable [ɪˈrefrəɡəbl] adj. That can not be refuted or disproved.
irrefrangible [ˌɪrɪˈfrændʒɪbl] adj. That can not be broken or violated.
irrelevant [ɪˈreləvənt] adj. Inapplicable.
irreligious [ˌɪrɪˈlɪdʒəs] adj. Indifferent or opposed to religion.
irreparable [ɪˈrepərəbl̩] adj. That can not be rectified or made amends for.
irrepressible [ˌɪrɪˈpresəbl̩] adj. That can not be restrained or kept down.
irresistible [ˌɪrɪˈzɪstəbl̩] adj. That can not be successfully withstood or opposed.
irresponsible [ˌɪrɪˈspɒnsəbl̩] adj. Careless of or unable to meet responsibilities.
irreverence [ɪˈrevərəns] n. The quality showing or expressing a deficiency of veneration, especially for sacred things.
irreverent [ɪˈrevərənt] adj. Showing or expressing a deficiency of veneration, especially for sacred things.
irreverential [irreverential] adj. Showing or expressing a deficiency of veneration, especially for sacred things.
irreversible [ˌɪrɪˈvɜːsəbl̩] adj. Irrevocable.
irrigant [irrigant] adj. Serving to water lands by artificial means.
irrigate [ˈɪrɪɡeɪt] v. To water, as land, by ditches or other artificial means.
irritable [ˈɪrɪtəbl̩] adj. Showing impatience or ill temper on little provocation.
irritancy [irritancy] n. The quality of producing vexation.
irritant [ˈɪrɪtənt] n. A mechanical, chemical, or pathological agent of inflammation, pain, or tension.
irritate [ˈɪrɪteɪt] v. To excite ill temper or impatience in.
irruption [ɪˈrʌpʃn̩] n. Sudden invasion.
isle [aɪl] n. An island.
islet [ˈaɪlɪt] n. A little island.
isobar [ˈaɪsəbɑː] n. A line joining points at which the barometric pressure is the same at a specified moment.
isochronous [aɪˈsɒkrənəs] adj. Relating to or denoting equal intervals of time.
isolate [ˈaɪsəleɪt] v. To separate from others of its kind.
isothermal [ˌaɪsəˈθɜːməl] adj. Having or marking equality of temperature.
itinerant [aɪˈtɪnərənt] adj. Wandering.
itinerary [aɪˈtɪnərəri] n. A detailed account or diary of a journey.
itinerate [ɪˈtɪnəreɪt] v. To wander from place to place.
jargon [ˈdʒɑːɡən] n. Confused, unintelligible speech or highly technical speech.
jaundice [ˈdʒɔːndɪs] n. A morbid condition, due to obstructed excretion of bile or characterized by yellowing of the skin.
jeopardize [ˈdʒepədaɪz] v. To imperil.
Jingo [ˈdʒɪŋɡəʊ] n. One of a party in Great Britain in favor of spirited and demonstrative foreign policy.
jocose [dʒəʊˈkəʊs] adj. Done or made in jest.
jocular [ˈdʒɒkjʊlə] adj. Inclined to joke.
joggle [ˈdʒɒɡl̩] n. A sudden irregular shake or a push causing such a shake.
journalize [journalize] v. To keep a diary.
jovial [ˈdʒəʊvɪəl] adj. Merry.
jubilation [ˌdʒuːbɪˈleɪʃn̩] n. Exultation.
judgment [ˈdʒʌdʒmənt] n. The faculty by the exercise of which a deliberate conclusion is reached.
judicature [ˈdʒuːdɪkətʃə] n. Distribution and administration of justice by trial and judgment.
judicial [dʒuːˈdɪʃl̩] adj. Pertaining to the administration of justice.
judiciary [dʒuːˈdɪʃəri] n. That department of government which administers the law relating to civil and criminal justice.
judicious [dʒuːˈdɪʃəs] adj. Prudent.
juggle [ˈdʒʌɡl̩] v. To play tricks of sleight of hand.
jugglery [ˈdʒʌɡlərɪ] n. The art or practice of sleight of hand.
jugular [ˈdʒʌɡjʊlə] adj. Pertaining to the throat.
juicy [ˈdʒuːsi] adj. Succulent.
junction [ˈdʒʌŋkʃn̩] n. The condition of being joined.
juncture [ˈdʒʌŋktʃə] n. An articulation, joint, or seam.
junt [aˈdʒʌntə] n. A council or assembly that deliberates in secret upon the affairs of government.
juridical [dʒʊəˈrɪdɪkl̩] adj. Assumed by law to exist.
jurisdiction [ˌdʒʊərɪsˈdɪkʃn̩] n. Lawful power or right to exercise official authority.
jurisprudence [ˌdʒʊərɪsˈpruːdns] n. The science of rights in accordance with positive law.
juror [ˈdʒʊərə] n. One who serves on a jury or is sworn in for jury duty in a court of justice.
joust [dʒaʊst] v. To engage in a tilt with lances on horseback.
justification [ˌdʒʌstɪfɪˈkeɪʃn̩] n. Vindication.
juvenile [ˈdʒuːvənaɪl] adj. Characteristic of youth.
juxtapose [ˌdʒʌkstəˈpəʊz] v. To place close together.
keepsake [ˈkiːpseɪk] n. Anything kept or given to be kept for the sake of the giver.
kerchief [ˈkɜːtʃɪf] n. A square of linen, silk, or other material, used as a covering for the head or neck.
kernel [ˈkɜːnl̩] n. A grain or seed.
kiln [kɪln] n. An oven or furnace for baking, burning, or drying industrial products.
kiloliter [kiloliter] n. One thousand liters.
kilometer [kəˈlɑːmətə] n. A length of 1,000 meters.
kilowatt [ˈkɪləwɒt] n. One thousand watts.
kimono [kɪˈməʊnəʊ] n. A loose robe, fastening with a sash, the principal outer garment in Japan.
kind-hearted [kaɪnd ˈhɑːtɪd] adj. Having a kind and sympathetic nature.
kingling [kingling] n. A petty king.
kingship [ˈkɪŋʃɪp] n. Royal state.
kinsfolk [ˈkɪnzfəʊk] n. pl. Relatives.
knavery [ˈneɪvəri] n. Deceitfulness in dealing.
knead [niːd] v. To mix and work into a homogeneous mass, especially with the hands.
knickknack [ˈnɪkˌnæk] n. A small article, more for ornament that use.
knight errant [naɪt ˈerənt] n. One of the wandering knights who in the middle ages went forth in search of adventure.
knighthood [ˈnaɪthʊd] n. Chivalry.
laborious [ləˈbɔːrɪəs] adj. Toilsome.
labyrinth [ˈlæbərɪnθ] n. A maze.
lacerate [ˈlæsəreɪt] v. To tear rudely or raggedly.
lackadaisical [ˌlækəˈdeɪzɪkl̩] adj. Listless.
lactation [lækˈteɪʃn̩] n. The secretion of milk.
lacteal [ˈlæktɪəl] adj. Milky.
lactic [ˈlæktɪk] adj. Pertaining to milk.
laddie [ˈlædi] n. A lad.
ladle [ˈleɪdl̩] n. A cup-shaped vessel with a long handle, intended for dipping up and pouring liquids.
laggard [ˈlæɡəd] adj. Falling behind.
landholder [ˈlændhəʊldə] n. Landowner.
landlord [ˈlændlɔːd] n. A man who owns and lets a tenement or tenements.
landmark [ˈlændmɑːk] n. A familiar object in the landscape serving as a guide to an area otherwise easily lost track of.
landscape [ˈlændskeɪp] n. A rural view, especially one of picturesque effect, as seen from a distance or an elevation.
languid [ˈlæŋɡwɪd] adj. Relaxed.
languor [ˈlæŋɡə] n. Lassitude of body or depression.
lapse [læps] n. A slight deviation from what is right, proper, or just.
lascivious [ləˈsɪvɪəs] adj. Lustful.
lassie [ˈlæsi] n. A little lass.
latent [ˈleɪtnt] adj. Dormant.
latency [ˈleɪtnt] n. The state of being dormant.
later [ˈleɪtə] adv. At a subsequent time.
lateral [ˈlætərəl] adj. Directed toward the side.
latish [ˈleɪtɪʃ] adj. Rather late.
lattice [ˈlætɪs] n. Openwork of metal or wood, formed by crossing or interlacing strips or bars.
laud [lɔːd] v. To praise in words or song.
laudable [ˈlɔːdəbl̩] adj. Praiseworthy.
laudation [lɔːˈdeɪʃən] n. High praise.
laudatory [ˈlɔːdətəri] adj. Pertaining to, expressing, or containing praise.
laundress [ˈlɔːndrɪs] n. Washerwoman.
laureate [ˈlɒrɪət] adj. Crowned with laurel, as a mark of distinction.
lave [leɪv] v. To wash or bathe.
lawgiver [ˈlɔːɡɪvə] n. A legislator.
lawmaker [ˈlɔːmeɪkə] n. A legislator.
lax [læks] adj. Not stringent or energetic.
laxative [ˈlæksətɪv] adj. Having power to open or loosen the bowels.
le [aliː] n. A field.
leaflet [ˈliːflɪt] n. A little leaf or a booklet.
leaven [ˈlevn̩] v. To make light by fermentation, as dough.
leeward [ˈliːwəd] n. That side or direction toward which the wind blows.
left-handed [left ˈhændɪd] adj. Using the left hand or arm more dexterously than the right.
legacy [ˈleɡəsi] n. A bequest.
legalize [ˈliːɡəlaɪz] v. To give the authority of law to.
legging [ˈleɡɪŋ] n. A covering for the leg.
legible [ˈledʒəbl̩] adj. That may be read with ease.
legionary [ˈlɪdʒənəri] n. A member of an ancient Roman legion or of the modern French Legion of Honor.
legislate [ˈledʒɪsleɪt] v. To make or enact a law or laws.
legislative [ˈledʒɪslətɪv] adj. That makes or enacts laws.
legislator [ˈledʒɪsleɪtə] n. A lawgiver.
legitimacy [lɪˈdʒɪtɪməsi] n. Accordance with law.
legitimate [lɪˈdʒɪtɪmət] adj. Having the sanction of law or established custom.
leisure [ˈleʒə] n. Spare time.
leniency [ˈliːnɪənsi] n. Forbearance.
lenient [ˈliːnɪənt] adj. Not harsh.
leonine [ˈlɪənaɪn] adj. Like a lion.
lethargy [ˈleθədʒi] n. Prolonged sluggishness of body or mind.
levee [ˈlevi] n. An embankment beside a river or stream or an arm of the sea, to prevent overflow.
lever [ˈliːvə] n. That which exerts, or through which one may exert great power.
leviathan [lɪˈvaɪəθən] n. Any large animal, as a whale.
levity [ˈlevɪti] n. Frivolity.
levy [ˈlevi] v. To impose and collect by force or threat of force.
lewd [ljuːd] adj. Characterized by lust or lasciviousness.
lexicographer [ˌleksɪˈkɒɡrəfə] n. One who makes dictionaries.
lexicography [ˌleksɪˈkɒɡrəfi] n. The making of dictionaries.
lexicon [ˈleksɪkən] n. A dictionary.
liable [ˈlaɪəbl̩] adj. Justly or legally responsible.
libel [ˈlaɪbl̩] n. Defamation.
liberalism [ˈlɪbərəlɪzəm] n. Opposition to conservatism.
liberate [ˈlɪbəreɪt] v. To set free or release from bondage.
licentious [laɪˈsenʃəs] adj. Wanton.
licit [ˈlɪsɪt] adj. Lawful.
liege [liːdʒ] adj. Sovereign.
lien [lɪən] n. A legal claim or hold on property, as security for a debt or charge.
lieu [luː] n. Stead.
lifelike [ˈlaɪflaɪk] adj. Realistic.
lifelong [ˈlaɪflɒŋ] adj. Lasting or continuous through life.
lifetime [ˈlaɪftaɪm] n. The time that life continues.
ligament [ˈlɪɡəmənt] n. That which binds objects together.
ligature [ˈlɪɡətʃə] n. Anything that constricts, or serves for binding or tying.
light-hearted [laɪt ˈhɑːtɪd] adj. Free from care.
ligneous [ˈlɪɡnɪəs] adj. Having the texture of appearance of wood.
likelihood [ˈlaɪklɪhʊd] n. A probability.
likely [ˈlaɪkli] adj. Plausible.
liking [ˈlaɪkɪŋ] n. Fondness.
limitation [ˌlɪmɪˈteɪʃn̩] n. A restriction.
linear [ˈlɪnɪə] adj. Of the nature of a line.
liner [ˈlaɪnə] n. A vessel belonging to a steamship-line.
lingo [ˈlɪŋɡəʊ] n. Language.
lingu [aˌlɪŋɡwə ˈfræŋkə] n. The tongue.
lingual [ˈlɪŋɡwəl] adj. Pertaining to the use of the tongue in utterance.
linguist [ˈlɪŋɡwɪst] n. One who is acquainted with several languages.
linguistics [lɪŋˈɡwɪstɪks] n. The science of languages, or of the origin, history, and significance of words.
liniment [ˈlɪnɪmənt] n. A liquid preparation for rubbing on the skin in cases of bruises, inflammation, etc.
liquefacient [liquefacient] adj. Possessing a liquefying nature or power.
liquefy [ˈlɪkwɪfaɪ] v. To convert into a liquid or into liquid form.
liqueur [lɪˈkjʊə] n. An alcoholic cordial sweetened and flavored with aromatic substances.
liquidate [ˈlɪkwɪdeɪt] v. To deliver the amount or value of.
liquor [ˈlɪkə] n. Any alcoholic or intoxicating liquid.
listless [ˈlɪstlɪs] adj. Inattentive.
literacy [ˈlɪtərəsi] n. The state or condition of knowing how to read and write.
literal [ˈlɪtərəl] adj. Following the exact words.
literature [ˈlɪtrətʃə] n. The written or printed productions of the human mind collectively.
lithe [laɪð] adj. Supple.
lithesome [ˈlaɪðsəm] adj. Nimble.
lithograph [ˈlɪθəɡrɑːf] n. A print made by printing from stone.
lithotype [lithotype] n. In engraving, an etched stone surface for printing.
litigant [ˈlɪtɪɡənt] n. A party to a lawsuit.
litigate [ˈlɪtɪɡeɪt] v. To cause to become the subject-matter of a suit at law.
litigious [lɪˈtɪdʒəs] adj. Quarrelsome.
littoral [ˈlɪtərəl] adj. Of, pertaining to, or living on a shore.
liturgy [ˈlɪtədʒi] n. A ritual.
livelihood [ˈlaɪvlɪhʊd] n. Means of subsistence.
livid [ˈlɪvɪd] adj. Black-and-blue, as contused flesh.
loam [ləʊm] n. A non-coherent mixture of sand and clay.
loath [ləʊθ] adj. Averse.
loathe [ləʊð] v. To abominate.
locative [ˈlɒkətɪv] adj. Indicating place, or the place where or wherein an action occurs.
loch [lɒk] n. A lake.
locomotion [ˈləʊkəməʊʃn̩] n. The act or power of moving from one place to another.
lode [ləʊd] n. A somewhat continuous unstratified metal- bearing vein.
lodgment [ˈlɒdʒmənt] n. The act of furnishing with temporary quarters.
logic [ˈlɒdʒɪk] n. The science of correct thinking.
logical [ˈlɒdʒɪkl̩] adj. Capable of or characterized by clear reasoning.
logician [ləˈdʒɪʃn̩] n. An expert reasoner.
loiterer [ˈlɔɪtərə] n. One who consumes time idly.
loneliness [ˈləʊnlɪnəs] n. Solitude.
longevity [lɒnˈdʒevəti] n. Unusually prolonged life.
loot [luːt] v. To plunder.
loquacious [ləˈkweɪʃəs] adj. Talkative.
lordling [lordling] n. A little lord.
lough [lɒk] n. A lake or loch.
louse [laʊs] n. A small insect parasitic on and sucking the blood of mammals.
lovable [ˈlʌvəbl̩] adj. Amiable.
low-spirited [ləʊ ˈspɪrɪtɪd] adj. Despondent.
lowly [ˈləʊli] adv. Rudely.
lucid [ˈluːsɪd] adj. Mentally sound.
lucrative [ˈluːkrətɪv] adj. Highly profitable.
ludicrous [ˈluːdɪkrəs] adj. Laughable.
luminary [ˈluːmɪnəri] n. One of the heavenly bodies as a source of light.
luminescent [ˌluːmɪˈnesns] adj. Showing increase of light.
luminescence [ˌluːmɪˈnesns] n. Showing increase.
luminosity [ˌluːmɪˈnɒsɪti] n. The quality of giving or radiating light.
luminous [ˈluːmɪnəs] adj. Giving or radiating light.
lunacy [ˈluːnəsi] n. Mental unsoundness.
lunar [ˈluːnə] adj. Pertaining to the moon.
lunatic [ˈluːnətɪk] n. An insane person.
lune [lune] n. The moon.
lurid [ˈlʊərɪd] adj. Ghastly and sensational.
luscious [ˈlʌʃəs] adj. Rich, sweet, and delicious.
lustrous [ˈlʌstrəs] adj. Shining.
luxuriance [lʌɡˈʒʊərɪəns] n. Excessive or superfluous growth or quantity.
luxuriant [lʌɡˈʒʊərɪənt] adj. Abundant or superabundant in growth.
luxuriate [lʌɡˈʒʊərɪeɪt] v. To live sumptuously.
lying [ˈlaɪɪŋ] n. Untruthfulness.
lyre [ˈlaɪə] n. One of the most ancient of stringed instruments of the harp class.
lyric [ˈlɪrɪk] adj. Fitted for expression in song.
macadamize [məˈkædəmaɪz] v. To cover or pave, as a path or roadway, with small broken stone.
machinery [məˈʃiːnəri] n. The parts of a machine or engine, taken collectively.
machinist [məˈʃiːnɪst] n. One who makes or repairs machines, or uses metal-working tools.
macrocosm [ˈmækrəʊkɒzəm] n. The whole of any sphere or department of nature or knowledge to which man is related.
madden [ˈmædn̩] v. To inflame with passion.
Madonn [aməˈdɒnə] n. A painted or sculptured representation of the Virgin, usually with the infant Jesus.
magician [məˈdʒɪʃn̩] n. A sorcerer.
magisterial [ˌmædʒɪˈstɪərɪəl] adj. Having an air of authority.
magistracy [ˈmædʒɪstrəsi] n. The office or dignity of a magistrate.
magnanimous [mæɡˈnænɪməs] adj. Generous in treating or judging others.
magnate [ˈmæɡneɪt] n. A person of rank or importance.
magnet [ˈmæɡnɪt] n. A body possessing that peculiar form of polarity found in nature in the lodestone.
magnetize [ˈmæɡnɪtaɪz] v. To make a magnet of, permanently, or temporarily.
magnificence [mæɡˈnɪfɪsns] n. The exhibition of greatness of action, character, intellect, wealth, or power.
magnificent [mæɡˈnɪfɪsnt] adj. Grand or majestic in appearance, quality, or action.
magnitude [ˈmæɡnɪtjuːd] n. Importance.
maharaj [aˌmɑːhəˈrɑːdʒə] n. A great Hindu prince.
maidenhood [ˈmeɪdnhʊd] n. Virginity.
maintain [meɪnˈteɪn] v. To hold or preserve in any particular state or condition.
maintenance [ˈmeɪntənəns] n. That which supports or sustains.
maize [meɪz] n. Indian corn: usually in the United States called simply corn.
makeup [ˈmeɪkʌp] n. The arrangements or combination of the parts of which anything is composed.
malady [ˈmælədi] n. Any physical disease or disorder, especially a chronic or deep-seated one.
malari [aməˈleərɪə] n. A fever characterized by alternating chills, fever, and sweating.
malcontent [ˈmælkəntent] n. One who is dissatisfied with the existing state of affairs.
malediction [ˌmælɪˈdɪkʃn̩] n. The calling down of a curse or curses.
malefactor [ˈmælɪfæktə] n. One who injures another.
maleficent [məˈlefɪsnt] adj. Mischievous.
malevolence [məˈlevəlns] n. Ill will.
malevolent [məˈlevəlnt] adj. Wishing evil to others.
malign [məˈlaɪn] v. To speak evil of, especially to do so falsely and severely.
malignant [məˈlɪɡnənt] adj. Evil in nature or tending to do great harm or mischief.
malleable [ˈmælɪəbl̩] adj. Pliant.
mallet [ˈmælɪt] n. A wooden hammer.
maltreat [ˌmælˈtriːt] v. To treat ill, unkindly, roughly, or abusively.
man-trap [ˈmæntræp] n. A place or structure dangerous to human life.
mandate [ˈmændeɪt] n. A command.
mandatory [ˈmændətr̩i] adj. Expressive of positive command, as distinguished from merely directory.
mane [meɪn] n. The long hair growing upon and about the neck of certain animals, as the horse and the lion.
man-eater [ˈmæn iːtə] n. An animal that devours human beings.
maneuver [məˈnuːvə] v. To make adroit or artful moves: manage affairs by strategy.
mani [aˈmeɪnɪə] n. Insanity.
maniac [ˈmeɪnɪæk] n. a person raving with madness.
manifesto [ˌmænɪˈfestəʊ] n. A public declaration, making announcement, explanation or defense of intentions, or motives.
manlike [ˈmænlaɪk] adj. Like a man.
manliness [ˈmænlɪnəs] n. The qualities characteristic of a true man, as bravery, resolution, etc.
mannerism [ˈmænərɪzəm] n. Constant or excessive adherence to one manner, style, or peculiarity, as of action or conduct.
manor [ˈmænə] n. The landed estate of a lord or nobleman.
mantel [ˈmæntl̩] n. The facing, sometimes richly ornamented, about a fireplace, including the usual shelf above it.
mantle [ˈmæntl̩] n. A cloak.
manufacturer [ˌmænjʊˈfæktʃərə] n. A person engaged in manufacturing as a business.
manumission [ˌmænjʊˈmɪʃn̩] n. Emancipation.
manumit [ˌmænjʊˈmɪt] v. To set free from bondage.
marine [məˈriːn] adj. Of or pertaining to the sea or matters connected with the sea.
maritime [ˈmærɪtaɪm] adj. Situated on or near the sea.
maroon [məˈruːn] v. To put ashore and abandon (a person) on a desolate coast or island.
martial [ˈmɑːʃl̩] adj. Pertaining to war or military operations.
Martian [ˈmɑːʃn̩] adj. Pertaining to Mars, either the Roman god of war or the planet.
martyrdom [ˈmɑːtədəm] n. Submission to death or persecution for the sake of faith or principle.
marvel [ˈmɑːvl̩] v. To be astonished and perplexed because of (something).
masonry [ˈmeɪsnri] n. The art or work of constructing, as buildings, walls, etc., with regularly arranged stones.
masquerade [ˌmɑːskəˈreɪd] n. A social party composed of persons masked and costumed so as to be disguised.
massacre [ˈmæsəkə] n. The unnecessary and indiscriminate killing of human beings.
massive [ˈmæsɪv] adj. Of considerable bulk and weight.
masterpiece [ˈmɑːstəpiːs] n. A superior production.
mastery [ˈmɑːstəri] n. The attainment of superior skill.
material [məˈtɪərɪəl] n. That of which anything is composed or may be constructed.
materialize [məˈtɪərɪəlaɪz] v. To take perceptible or substantial form.
maternal [məˈtɜːnl̩] adj. Pertaining or peculiar to a mother or to motherhood.
matinee [ˈmætɪneɪ] n. An entertainment (especially theatrical) held in the daytime.
matricide [ˈmætrɪsaɪd] n. The killing, especially the murdering, of one's mother.
matrimony [ˈmætrɪməni] n. The union of a man and a woman in marriage.
matrix [ˈmeɪtrɪks] n. That which contains and gives shape or form to anything.
matter of fact [ˈmætər əv fækt] n. Something that has actual and undeniable existence or reality.
maudlin [ˈmɔːdlɪn] adj. Foolishly and tearfully affectionate.
mausoleum [ˌmɔːsəˈliːəm] n. A tomb of more than ordinary size or architectural pretensions.
mawkish [ˈmɔːkɪʃ] adj. Sickening or insipid.
maxim [ˈmæksɪm] n. A principle accepted as true and acted on as a rule or guide.
maze [meɪz] n. A labyrinth.
mead [miːd] n. A meadow.
meager [ˈmiːɡə] adj. scanty.
mealy-mouthed [ˈmiːlɪ maʊðd] adj. Afraid to express facts or opinions plainly.
meander [mɪˈændə] v. To wind and turn while proceeding in a course.
mechanics [mɪˈkænɪks] n. The branch of physics that treats the phenomena caused by the action of forces.
medallion [mɪˈdælɪən] n. A large medal.
meddlesome [ˈmedlsəm] adj. Interfering.
medial [ˈmiːdɪəl] adj. Of or pertaining to the middle.
mediate [ˈmiːdɪeɪt] v. To effect by negotiating as an agent between parties.
medicine [ˈmedsn̩] n. A substance possessing or reputed to possess curative or remedial properties.
medieval [ˌmedɪˈiːvl̩] adj. Belonging or relating to or descriptive of the middle ages.
mediocre [ˌmiːdɪˈəʊkə] adj. Ordinary.
meditation [ˌmedɪˈteɪʃn̩] n. The turning or revolving of a subject in the mind.
medley [ˈmedli] n. A composition of different songs or parts of songs arranged to run as a continuous whole.
meliorate [ˈmiːlɪəreɪt] v. To make better or improve, as in quality or social or physical condition.
mellifluous [meˈlɪflʊəs] adj. Sweetly or smoothly flowing.
melodious [mɪˈləʊdɪəs] adj. Characterized by a sweet succession of sounds.
melodram [aˈmelədrɑːmə] n. A drama with a romantic story or plot and sensational situation and incidents.
memento [mɪˈmentəʊ] n. A souvenir.
memorable [ˈmemərəbl̩] adj. Noteworthy.
menace [ˈmenəs] n. A threat.
menagerie [mɪˈnædʒəri] n. A collection of wild animals, especially when kept for exhibition.
mendacious [menˈdeɪʃəs] adj. Untrue.
mendicant [ˈmendɪkənt] n. A beggar.
mentality [menˈtælɪti] n. Intellectuality.
mentor [ˈmentɔː] n. A wise and faithful teacher, guide, and friend.
mercantile [ˈmɜːkəntaɪl] adj. Conducted or acting on business principles; commercial.
mercenary [ˈmɜːsɪnəri] adj. Greedy
merciful [ˈmɜːsɪfəl] adj. Disposed to pity and forgive.
merciless [ˈmɜːsɪlɪs] adj. Cruel.
meretricious [ˌmerɪˈtrɪʃəs] adj. Alluring by false or gaudy show.
mesmerize [ˈmezməraɪz] v. To hypnotize.
messieurs [meɪˈsjɜː] n. pl. Gentlemen.
metal [ˈmetl̩] n. An element that forms a base by combining with oxygen, is usually hard, heavy, and lustrous.
metallurgy [mɪˈtælədʒi] n. The art or science of extracting a metal from ores, as by smelting.
metamorphosis [ˌmetəˈmɔːfəsɪs] n. A passing from one form or shape into another.
metaphor [ˈmetəfə] n. A figure of speech in which one object is likened to another, by speaking as if the other.
metaphysical [ˌmetəˈfɪzɪkl̩] adj. Philosophical.
metaphysician [ˌmetəfɪˈzɪʃən] n. One skilled in metaphysics.
metaphysics [ˌmetəˈfɪzɪks] n. The principles of philosophy as applied to explain the methods of any particular science.
mete [miːt] v. To apportion.
metempsychosis [ˌmetempsɪˈkəʊsɪs] n. Transition of the soul of a human being at death into another body, whether human or beast.
meticulous [mɪˈtɪkjʊləs] adj. Over-cautious.
metonymy [məˈtɒnəmi] n. A figure of speech that consists in the naming of a thing by one of its attributes.
metric [ˈmetrɪk] adj. Relating to measurement.
metronome [ˈmetrənəʊm] n. An instrument for indicating and marking exact time in music.
metropolis [məˈtrɒpəlɪs] n. A chief city, either the capital or the largest or most important city of a state.
metropolitan [ˌmetrəˈpɒlɪtən] adj. Pertaining to a chief city.
mettle [ˈmetl̩] n. Courage.
mettlesome [ˈmetlsəm] adj. Having courage or spirit.
microcosm [ˈmaɪkrəʊˌkɒzəm] n. The world or universe on a small scale.
micrometer [maɪˈkrɒmɪtə] n. An instrument for measuring very small angles or dimensions.
microphone [ˈmaɪkrəfəʊn] n. An apparatus for magnifying faint sounds.
microscope [ˈmaɪkrəskəʊp] n. An instrument for assisting the eye in the vision of minute objects or features of objects.
microscopic [ˌmaɪkrəˈskɒpɪk] adj. Adapted to or characterized by minute observation.
microscopy [maɪˈkrɒskəpi] n. The art of examing objects with the microscope.
midsummer [ˌmɪdˈsʌmə] n. The middle of the summer.
midwife [ˈmɪdwaɪf] n. A woman who makes a business of assisting at childbirth.
mien [miːn] n. The external appearance or manner of a person.
migrant [ˈmaɪɡrənt] adj. Wandering.
migrate [maɪˈɡreɪt] v. To remove or pass from one country, region, or habitat to another.
migratory [ˈmaɪɡrətr̩i] adj. Wandering.
mileage [ˈmaɪlɪdʒ] n. A distance in miles.
militant [ˈmɪlɪtənt] adj. Of a warlike or combative disposition or tendency.
militarism [ˈmɪlɪtərɪzəm] n. A policy of maintaining great standing armies.
militate [ˈmɪlɪteɪt] v. To have weight or influence (in determining a question).
militi [amɪˈlɪʃə] n. Those citizens, collectively, who are enrolled and drilled in temporary military organizations.
Milky Way [ˈmɪlki ˈweɪ] n. The galaxy.
millet [ˈmɪlɪt] n. A grass cultivated for forage and cereal.
mimic [ˈmɪmɪk] v. To imitate the speech or actions of.
miniature [ˈmɪnɪtʃə] adj. Much smaller than reality or that the normal size.
minimize [ˈmɪnɪmaɪz] v. To reduce to the smallest possible amount or degree.
minion [ˈmɪnɪən] n. A servile favorite.
ministration [ˌmɪnɪˈstreɪʃn̩] n. Any religious ceremonial.
ministry [ˈmɪnɪstri] n. A service.
minority [maɪˈnɒrɪti] n. The smaller in number of two portions into which a number or a group is divided.
minute [maɪˈnjuːt] adj. Exceedingly small in extent or quantity.
minuti [aməˈnuːʃiə] n. A small or unimportant particular or detail.
mirage [ˈmɪrɑːʒ] n. An optical effect looking like a sheet of water in the desert.
misadventure [ˌmɪsədˈventʃə] n. An unlucky accident.
misanthropic [ˌmɪsnˈθrɒpɪk] adj. Hating mankind.
misanthropy [mɪsˈænθrəpi] n. Hatred of mankind.
misapprehend [ˌmɪsæprɪˈhend] v. To misunderstand.
misbehave [ˌmɪsbɪˈheɪv] v. To behave ill.
misbehavior [ˌmɪsbəˈheɪvjə] n. Ill or improper behavior.
mischievous [ˈmɪstʃɪvəs] adj. Fond of tricks.
miscount [ˌmɪsˈkaʊnt] v. To make a mistake in counting.
miscreant [ˈmɪskrɪənt] n. A villain.
misdeed [ˌmɪsˈdiːd] n. A wrong or improper act.
misdemeanor [ˌmɪsdəˈmiːnə] n. Evil conduct, small crime.
miser [ˈmaɪzə] n. A person given to saving and hoarding unduly.
mishap [ˈmɪshæp] n. Misfortune.
misinterpret [ˌmɪsɪnˈtɜːprɪt] v. To misunderstand.
mislay [ˌmɪsˈleɪ] v. To misplace.
mismanage [ˌmɪsˈmænɪdʒ] v. To manage badly, improperly, or unskillfully.
misnomer [ˌmɪsˈnəʊmə] n. A name wrongly or mistakenly applied.
misogamy [mɪˈsɒɡəmɪ] n. Hatred of marriage.
misogyny [mɪˈsɒdʒɪnɪst] n. Hatred of women.
misplace [ˌmɪsˈpleɪs] v. To put into a wrong place.
misrepresent [ˌmɪsˌreprɪˈzent] v. To give a wrong impression.
misrule [ˌmɪsˈruːl] v. To misgovern.
missal [ˈmɪsl̩] n. The book containing the service for the celebration of mass.
missile [ˈmɪsaɪl] n. Any object, especially a weapon, thrown or intended to be thrown.
missive [ˈmɪsɪv] n. A message in writing.
mistrust [ˌmɪsˈtrʌst] v. To regard with suspicion or jealousy.
misty [ˈmɪsti] adj. Lacking clearness
misunderstand [ˌmɪsˌʌndəˈstænd] v. To Take in a wrong sense.
misuse [ˌmɪsˈjuːz] v. To maltreat.
mite [maɪt] n. A very small amount, portion, or particle.
miter [ˈmaɪtə] n. The junction of two bodies at an equally divided angle.
mitigate [ˈmɪtɪɡeɪt] v. To make milder or more endurable.
mnemonics [nɪˈmɒnɪks] n. A system of principles and formulas designed to assist the recollection in certain instances.
moat [məʊt] n. A ditch on the outside of a fortress wall.
mobocracy [mobocracy] n. Lawless control of public affairs by the mob or populace.
moccasin [ˈmɒkəsɪn] n. A foot-covering made of soft leather or buckskin.
mockery [ˈmɒkəri] n. Ridicule.
moderation [ˌmɒdəˈreɪʃn̩] n. Temperance.
moderator [ˈmɒdəreɪtə] n. The presiding officer of a meeting.
modernity [məˈdɜːnɪti] n. The state or character of being modern.
modernize [ˈmɒdənaɪz] v. To make characteristic of the present or of recent times.
modification [ˌmɒdɪfɪˈkeɪʃn̩] n. A change.
modify [ˈmɒdɪfaɪ] v. To make somewhat different.
modish [ˈməʊdɪʃ] adj. Fashionable.
modulate [ˈmɒdjʊleɪt] v. To vary in tone, inflection, pitch or other quality of sound.
mollify [ˈmɒlɪfaɪ] v. To soothe.
molt [məʊlt] v. To cast off, as hair, feathers, etc.
momentary [ˈməʊməntri] adj. Lasting but a short time.
momentous [məˈmentəs] adj. Very significant.
momentum [məˈmentəm] n. An impetus.
monarchy [ˈmɒnəki] n. Government by a single, sovereign ruler.
monastery [ˈmɒnəstri] n. A dwelling-place occupied in common by persons under religious vows of seclusion.
monetary [ˈmʌnɪtri] adj. Financial.
mongrel [ˈmʌŋɡrəl] n. The progeny resulting from the crossing of different breeds or varieties.
monition [məʊˈnɪʃən] n. Friendly counsel given by way of warning and implying caution or reproof.
monitory [ˈmɒnɪtərɪ] n. Admonition or warning.
monocracy [mɒˈnɒkrəsɪ] n. Government by a single person.
monogamy [məˈnɒɡəmi] n. The habit of pairing, or having but one mate.
monogram [ˈmɒnəɡræm] n. A character consisting of two or more letters interwoven into one, usually initials of a name.
monograph [ˈmɒnəɡrɑːf] n. A treatise discussing a single subject or branch of a subject.
monolith [ˈmɒnəlɪθ] n. Any structure or sculpture in stone formed of a single piece.
monologue [ˈmɒnəlɒɡ] n. A story or drama told or performed by one person.
monomani [aˌmɒnəʊˈmeɪnɪə] n. The unreasonable pursuit of one idea.
monopoly [məˈnɒpəli] n. The control of a thing, as a commodity, to enable a person to raise its price.
monosyllable [ˈmɒnəsɪləbl̩] n. A word of one syllable.
monotone [ˈmɒnətəʊn] n. The sameness or monotony of utterance.
monotonous [məˈnɒtənəs] adj. Unchanging and tedious.
monotony [məˈnɒtəni] n. A lack of variety.
monsieur [məˈsjɜː] n. A French title of respect, equivalent to Mr. and sir.
monstrosity [mɒnˈstrɒsɪti] n. Anything unnaturally huge or distorted.
moonbeam [ˈmuːnbiːm] n. A ray of moonlight.
morale [məˈrɑːl] n. A state of mind with reference to confidence, courage, zeal, and the like.
moralist [ˈmɒrəlɪst] n. A writer on ethics.
morality [məˈrælɪti] n. Virtue.
moralize [ˈmɒrəlaɪz] v. To render virtuous.
moratorium [ˌmɒrəˈtɔːrɪəm] n. An emergency legislation authorizing a government suspend some action temporarily.
morbid [ˈmɔːbɪd] adj. Caused by or denoting a diseased or unsound condition of body or mind.
mordacious [mordacious] adj. Biting or giving to biting.
mordant [ˈmɔːdnt] adj. Biting.
moribund [ˈmɒrɪbʌnd] adj. On the point of dying.
morose [məˈrəʊs] adj. Gloomy.
morphology [mɔːˈfɒlədʒi] n. the science of organic forms.
motley [ˈmɒtli] adj. Composed of heterogeneous or inharmonious elements.
motto [ˈmɒtəʊ] n. An expressive word or pithy sentence enunciating some guiding rule of life, or faith.
mountaineer [ˌmaʊntɪˈnɪə] n. One who travels among or climbs mountains for pleasure or exercise.
mountainous [ˈmaʊntɪnəs] adj. Full of or abounding in mountains.
mouthful [ˈmaʊθfʌl] n. As much as can be or is usually put into the or exercise.
muddle [ˈmʌdl̩] v. To confuse or becloud, especially with or as with drink.
muffle [ˈmʌfl̩] v. To deaden the sound of, as by wraps.
mulatto [mjuːˈlætəʊ] n. The offspring of a white person and a black person.
muleteer [ˌmjuːləˈtɪə] n. A mule-driver.
multiform [ˈmʌltifɔːm] adj. Having many shapes, or appearances.
multiplicity [ˌmʌltɪˈplɪsəti] n. the condition of being manifold or very various.
mundane [mʌnˈdeɪn] adj. Worldly, as opposed to spiritual or celestial.
municipal [mjuːˈnɪsɪpl̩] adj. Of or pertaining to a town or city, or to its corporate or local government.
municipality [mju:ˌnɪsɪˈpælɪti] n. A district enjoying municipal government.
munificence [mjuːˈnɪfɪsns] n. A giving characterized by generous motives and extraordinary liberality.
munificent [mjuːˈnɪfɪsnt] adj. Extraordinarily generous.
muster [ˈmʌstə] n. An assemblage or review of troops for parade or inspection, or for numbering off.
mutation [mjuːˈteɪʃn̩] n. The act or process of change.
mutilate [ˈmjuːtɪleɪt] v. To disfigure.
mutiny [ˈmjuːtɪni] n. Rebellion against lawful or constituted authority.
myriad [ˈmɪrɪəd] n. A vast indefinite number.
mystic [ˈmɪstɪk] n. One who professes direct divine illumination, or relies upon meditation to acquire truth.
mystification [ˌmɪstɪfɪˈkeɪʃn̩] n. The act of artfully perplexing.
myth [mɪθ] n. A fictitious narrative presented as historical, but without any basis of fact.
mythology [mɪˈθɒlədʒi] n. The whole body of legends cherished by a race concerning gods and heroes.
nameless [ˈneɪmləs] adj. Having no fame or reputation.
naphth [aˈnæfθə] n. A light, colorless, volatile, inflammable oil used as a solvent, as in manufacture of paints.
Narcissus [nɑːˈsɪsəs] n. The son of the Athenian river-god Cephisus, fabled to have fallen in love with his reflection.
narrate [nəˈreɪt] v. To tell a story.
narration [nəˈreɪʃn̩] n. The act of recounting the particulars of an event in the order of time or occurrence.
narrative [ˈnærətɪv] n. An orderly continuous account of the successive particulars of an event.
narrator [nəˈreɪtə] n. One who narrates anything.
narrow-minded [ˌnærəʊ ˈmaɪndɪd] adj. Characterized by illiberal views or sentiments.
nasal [ˈneɪzl̩] adj. Pertaining to the nose.
natal [ˈneɪtl̩] adj. Pertaining to one's birth.
nationality [ˌnæʃəˈnælɪti] n. A connection with a particular nation.
naturally [ˈnætʃrəli] adv. According to the usual order of things.
nause [aˈnɔːsɪə] n. An affection of the stomach producing dizziness and usually an impulse to vomit
nauseate [ˈnɔːsɪeɪt] v. To cause to loathe.
nauseous [ˈnɔːsɪəs] adj. Loathsome.
nautical [ˈnɔːtɪkl̩] adj. Pertaining to ships, seamen, or navigation.
naval [ˈneɪvl̩] adj. Pertaining to ships.
navel [ˈneɪvl̩] n. The depression on the abdomen where the umbilical cord of the fetus was attached.
navigable [ˈnævɪɡəbl̩] adj. Capable of commercial navigation.
navigate [ˈnævɪɡeɪt] v. To traverse by ship.
nebul [aˈnebjʊlə] n. A gaseous body of unorganized stellar substance.
necessary [ˈnesəsəri] adj. Indispensably requisite or absolutely needed to accomplish a desired result.
necessitate [nɪˈsesɪteɪt] v. To render indispensable.
necessity [nɪˈsesɪti] n. That which is indispensably requisite to an end desired.
necrology [neˈkrɒlədʒɪ] n. A list of persons who have died in a certain place or time.
necromancer [ˈnekrəmænsə] n. One who practices the art of foretelling the future by means of communication with the dead.
necropolis [nɪˈkrɒpəlɪs] n. A city of the dead.
necrosis [neˈkrəʊsɪs] n. the death of part of the body.
nectar [ˈnektə] n. Any especially sweet and delicious drink.
nectarine [ˈnektərɪn] n. A variety of the peach.
needlework [ˈniːdlwɜːk] n. Embroidery.
needy [ˈniːdi] adj. Being in need, want, or poverty.
nefarious [nɪˈfeərɪəs] adj. Wicked in the extreme.
negate [nɪˈɡeɪt] v. To deny.
negation [nɪˈɡeɪʃn̩] n. The act of denying or of asserting the falsity of a proposition.
neglectful [nɪˈɡlektfəl] adj. Exhibiting or indicating omission.
negligee [ˈneɡlɪʒeɪ] n. A loose gown worn by women.
negligence [ˈneɡlɪdʒəns] n. Omission of that which ought to be done.
negligent [ˈneɡlɪdʒənt] adj. Apt to omit what ought to be done.
negligible [ˈneɡlɪdʒəbl̩] adj. Transferable by assignment, endorsement, or delivery.
negotiable [nɪˈɡəʊʃɪəbl̩] v. To bargain with others for an agreement, as for a treaty or transfer of property.
Nemesis [ˈneməsɪs] n. A goddess; divinity of chastisement and vengeance.
neocracy [neocracy] n. Government administered by new or untried persons.
neo-Darwinsim [ˈniːəʊ] n. Darwinism as modified and extended by more recent students.
neo-Latin [ˈniːəʊ ˈlætɪn] n. Modernized Latin.
neopaganism [neopaganism] n. A new or revived paganism.
Neolithic [ˌniːəˈlɪθɪk] adj. Pertaining to the later stone age.
neology [niːˈɒlədʒɪ] n. The coining or using of new words or new meanings of words.
neophyte [ˈniːəfaɪt] adj. Having the character of a beginner.
nestle [ˈnesl̩] v. To adjust cozily in snug quarters.
nestling [ˈnestl̩ɪŋ] adj. Recently hatched.
nettle [ˈnetl̩] v. To excite sensations of uneasiness or displeasure in.
network [ˈnetwɜːk] n. Anything that presents a system of cross- lines.
neural [ˈnjʊərəl] adj. Pertaining to the nerves or nervous system.
neurology [njʊəˈrɒlədʒi] n. The science of the nervous system.
neuter [ˈnjuːtə] adj. Neither masculine nor feminine.
neutral [ˈnjuːtrəl] adj. Belonging to or under control of neither of two contestants.
nevertheless [ˌnevəðəˈles] conj. Notwithstanding.
Newtonian [njuːˈtəʊnɪən] adj. Of or pertaining to Sir Isaac Newton, the English philosopher.
niggardly [ˈnɪɡədli] adj. Stingy. (no longer acceptable to use)
nihilist [ˈnaɪɪlɪst] n. An advocate of the doctrine that nothing either exists or can be known.
nil [nɪl] n. Nothing
nimble [ˈnɪmbl̩] adj. Light and quick in motion or action.
nit [nɪt] n. The egg of a louse or some other insect.
nocturnal [nɒkˈtɜːnl̩] adj. Of or pertaining to the night.
noiseless [ˈnɔɪzləs] adj. Silent.
noisome [ˈnɔɪsəm] adj. Very offensive, particularly to the sense of smell.
noisy [ˈnɔɪzi] adj. Clamorous.
nomad [ˈnəʊmæd] adj. Having no fixed abode.
nomic [nomic] adj. Usual or customary.
nominal [ˈnɒmɪnl̩] adj. Trivial.
nominate [ˈnɒmɪneɪt] v. To designate as a candidate for any office.
nomination [ˌnɒmɪˈneɪʃn̩] n. The act or ceremony of naming a man or woman for office.
nominee [ˌnɒmɪˈniː] n. One who receives a nomination.
non-existent [ˌnɑːnəɡˈzɪstənt] n. That which does not exist.
non-resident [ˈnɒnˈrezɪdənt] adj. Not residing within a given jurisdiction.
nonchalance [ˈnɒnʃələns] n. A state of mind indicating lack of interest.
non-combatant [ˈnɒnˈkɒmbətənt] n. One attached to the army or navy, but having duties other than that of fighting.
nondescript [ˈnɒndɪskrɪpt] adj. Indescribable.
nonentity [nɒˈnentɪti] n. A person or thing of little or no account.
nonpareil [ˌnɒnpəˈreɪl] n. One who or that which is of unequaled excellence.
norm [nɔːm] n. A model.
normalcy [ˈnɔːmlsi] n. The state of being normal.
Norman [ˈnɔːmən] adj. Of or peculiar to Normandy, in northern France.
nostrum [ˈnɒstrəm] n. Any scheme or recipe of a charlatan character.
noticeable [ˈnəʊtɪsəbl̩] adj. Perceptible.
notorious [nəʊˈtɔːrɪəs] adj. Unfavorably known to the general public.
novellette [novellette] n. A short novel.
novice [ˈnɒvɪs] n. A beginner in any business or occupation.
nowadays [ˈnaʊədeɪz] adv. In the present time or age.
nowhere [ˈnəʊweə] adv. In no place or state.
noxious [ˈnɒkʃəs] adj. Hurtful.
nuance [ˈnjuːɑːns] n. A slight degree of difference in anything perceptible to the sense of the mind.
nucleus [ˈnjuːklɪəs] n. A central point or part about which matter is aggregated.
nude [njuːd] adj. Naked.
nugatory [ˈnjuːɡətəri] adj. Having no power or force.
nuisance [ˈnjuːsns] n. That which annoys, vexes, or irritates.
numeration [ˌnjuːməˈreɪʃn̩] n. The act or art of reading or naming numbers.
numerical [njuːˈmerɪkl̩] adj. Of or pertaining to number.
nunnery [ˈnʌnəri] n. A convent for nuns.
nuptial [ˈnʌpʃl̩] adj. Of or pertaining to marriage, especially to the marriage ceremony.
nurture [ˈnɜːtʃə] n. The process of fostering or promoting growth.
nutriment [ˈnjuːtrɪmənt] n. That which nourishes.
nutritive [ˈnjuːtrɪtɪv] adj. Having nutritious properties.
oaken [ˈəʊkən] adj. Made of or from oak.
oakum [ˈəʊkəm] n. Hemp-fiber obtained by untwisting and picking out loosely the yarns of old hemp rope.
obdurate [ˈɒbdjʊərət] adj. Impassive to feelings of humanity or pity.
obelisk [ˈɒbəlɪsk] n. A square shaft with pyramidal top, usually monumental or commemorative.
obese [əʊˈbiːs] adj. Exceedingly fat.
obesity [əʊˈbiːsɪti] n. Excessive fatness.
obituary [əˈbɪtʃʊəri] adj. A published notice of a death.
objective [əbˈdʒektɪv] adj. Grasping and representing facts as they are.
objector [əbˈdʒektə] n. One who objects, as to a proposition, measure, or ruling.
obligate [ˈɒblɪɡeɪt] v. To hold to the fulfillment of duty.
obligatory [əˈblɪɡətr̩i] adj. Binding in law or conscience.
oblique [əˈbliːk] adj. Slanting; said of lines.
obliterate [əˈblɪtəreɪt] v. To cause to disappear.
oblivion [əˈblɪvɪən] n. The state of having passed out of the memory or of being utterly forgotten.
oblong [ˈɒblɒŋ] adj. Longer than broad: applied most commonly to rectangular objects considerably elongated
obnoxious [əbˈnɒkʃəs] adj. Detestable.
obsequies [ˈɒbsɪkwɪz] n. Funeral rites.
obsequious [əbˈsiːkwɪəs] adj. Showing a servile readiness to fall in with the wishes or will of another.
observance [əbˈzɜːvəns] n. A traditional form or customary act.
observant [əbˈzɜːvənt] adj. Quick to notice.
observatory [əbˈzɜːvətr̩i] n. A building designed for systematic astronomical observations.
obsolescence [ˌɒbsəˈlesns] n. The condition or process of gradually falling into disuse.
obsolescent [ˌɒbsəˈlesnt] adj. Passing out of use, as a word.
obsolete [ˈɒbsəliːt adj.] adj. No longer practiced or accepted.
obstetrician [ˌɒbstɪˈtrɪʃn̩] n. A practitioner of midwifery.
obstetrics [əbˈstetrɪks] n. The branch of medical science concerned with the treatment and care of women during pregnancy.
obstinacy [ˈɒbstɪnəsi] n. Stubborn adherence to opinion, arising from conceit or the desire to have one's own way.
obstreperous [əbˈstrepərəs] adj. Boisterous.
obstruct [əbˈstrʌkt] v. To fill with impediments so as to prevent passage, either wholly or in part.
obstruction [əbˈstrʌkʃn̩] n. Hindrance.
obtrude [əbˈtruːd] v. To be pushed or to push oneself into undue prominence.
obtrusive [əbˈtruːsɪv] adj. Tending to be pushed or to push oneself into undue prominence.
obvert [obvert] v. To turn the front or principal side of (a thing) toward any person or object.
obviate [ˈɒbvɪeɪt] v. To clear away or provide for, as an objection or difficulty.
occasion [əˈkeɪʒn̩] n. An important event or celebration.
Occident [ˈɒksɪdənt] n. The countries lying west of Asia and the Turkish dominions.
occlude [əˈkluːd] v. To absorb, as a gas by a metal.
occult [ɒˈkʌlt] adj. Existing but not immediately perceptible.
occupant [ˈɒkjʊpənt] n. A tenant in possession of property, as distinguished from the actual owner.
occurrence [əˈkʌrəns] n. A happening.
octagon [ˈɒktəɡən] n. A figure with eight sides and eight angles.
octave [ˈɒktɪv] n. A note at this interval above or below any other, considered in relation to that other.
octavo [ɒkˈteɪvəʊ] n. A book, or collection of paper in which the sheets are so folded as to make eight leaves.
octogenarian [ˌɒktədʒɪˈneərɪən] adj. A person of between eighty and ninety years.
ocular [ˈɒkjʊlə] adj. Of or pertaining to the eye.
oculist [ˈɒkjʊlɪst] n. One versed or skilled in treating diseases of the eye.
oddity [ˈɒdɪti] n. An eccentricity.
ode [əʊd] n. The form of lyric poetry anciently intended to be sung.
odious [ˈəʊdɪəs] adj. Hateful.
odium [ˈəʊdɪəm] n. A feeling of extreme repugnance, or of dislike and disgust.
odoriferous [ˌəʊdəˈrɪfərəs] adj. Having or diffusing an odor or scent, especially an agreeable one.
odorous [ˈəʊdərəs] adj. Having an odor, especially a fragrant one.
off [ɒf] adj. Farther or more distant.
offhand [ˌɒfˈhænd] adv. Without preparation.
officiate [əˈfɪʃɪeɪt] v. To act as an officer or leader.
officious [əˈfɪʃəs] adj. Intermeddling with what is not one's concern.
offshoot [ˈɒfʃuːt] n. Something that branches off from the parent stock.
ogre [ˈəʊɡə] n. A demon or monster that was supposed to devour human beings.
ointment [ˈɔɪntmənt] n. A fatty preparation with a butter-like consistency in which a medicinal substance exists.
olfactory [ɒlˈfæktəri] adj. of or pertaining to the sense of smell.
olive-branch [ˈɒlɪvbrɑːntʃ] n. A branch of the olive-tree, as an emblem of peace.
ominous [ˈɒmɪnəs] adj. Portentous.
omission [əˈmɪʃn̩] n. Exclusion.
omnipotence [ɒmˈnɪpətəns] n. Unlimited and universal power.
Omnipotent [ɒmˈnɪpətənt] adj. Possessed of unlimited and universal power.
omniscience [ɒmˈnɪsɪəns] n. Unlimited or infinite knowledge.
omniscient [ɒmˈnɪsɪənt] adj. Characterized by unlimited or infinite knowledge.
omnivorous [ɒmˈnɪvərəs] adj. Eating or living upon food of all kinds indiscriminately.
onerous [ˈəʊnərəs] adj. Burdensome or oppressive.
onrush [ˈɒnrʌʃ] n. Onset.
onset [ˈɒnset] n. An assault, especially of troops, upon an enemy or fortification.
onslaught [ˈɒnslɔːt] n. A violent onset.
onus [ˈəʊnəs] n. A burden or responsibility.
opalescence [opalescence] n. The property of combined refraction and reflection of light, resulting in smoky tints.
opaque [əʊˈpeɪk] adj. Impervious to light.
operate [ˈɒpəreɪt] v. To put in action and supervise the working of.
operative [ˈɒpərətɪv] adj. Active.
operator [ˈɒpəreɪtə] n. One who works with or controls some machine or scientific apparatus.
operett [aˌɒpəˈretə] n. A humorous play in dialogue and music, of more than one act.
opinion [əˈpɪnɪən] n. A conclusion or judgment held with confidence, but falling short of positive knowledge.
opponent [əˈpəʊnənt] n. One who supports the opposite side in a debate, discussion, struggle, or sport.
opportune [ˈɒpətjuːn] adj. Especially fit as occurring, said, or done at the right moment.
opportunist [ˌɒpəˈtjuːnɪst] n. One who takes advantage of circumstances to gain his ends.
opportunity [ˌɒpəˈtjuːnɪti] n. Favorable or advantageous chance or opening.
opposite [ˈɒpəzɪt] adj. Radically different or contrary in action or movement.
opprobrium [əˈprəʊbrɪəm] n. The state of being scornfully reproached or accused of evil.
optic [ˈɒptɪk] n. Pertaining to the eye or vision.
optician [ɒpˈtɪʃn̩] n. One who makes or deals in optical instruments or eye-glasses.
optics [ˈɒptɪks] n. The science that treats of light and vision, and all that is connected with sight.
optimism [ˈɒptɪmɪzəm] n. The view that everything in nature and the history of mankind is ordered for the best.
option [ˈɒpʃn̩] n. The right, power, or liberty of choosing.
optometry [apˈtɑːmətri] n. Measurement of the powers of vision.
opulence [ˈɒpjʊləns] n. Affluence.
opulent [ˈɒpjʊlənt] adj. Wealthy.
oral [ˈɔːrəl] adj. Uttered through the mouth.
orate [ɔːˈreɪt] v. To deliver an elaborate or formal public speech.
oration [ɔːˈreɪʃn̩] n. An elaborate or formal public speech.
orator [ˈɒrətə] n. One who delivers an elaborate or formal speech.
oratorio [ˌɒrəˈtɔːrɪəʊ] n. A composition for solo voices, chorus, and orchestra, generally taken from the Scriptures.
oratory [ˈɒrətr̩i] n. The art of public speaking.
ordeal [ɔːˈdiːl] n. Anything that severely tests courage, strength, patience, conscience, etc.
ordinal [ˈɔːdɪnl̩] n. That form of the numeral that shows the order of anything in a series, as first, second, third.
ordination [ˌɔːdɪˈneɪʃn̩] n. A consecration to the ministry.
ordnance [ˈɔːdnəns] n. A general name for all kinds of weapons and their appliances used in war.
orgies [ˈɔːdʒɪz] n. Wild or wanton revelry.
origin [ˈɒrɪdʒɪn] n. The beginning of that which becomes or is made to be.
original [əˈrɪdʒn̩əl] adj. Not copied nor produced by imitation.
originate [əˈrɪdʒəneɪt] v. To cause or constitute the beginning or first stage of the existence of.
ornate [ɔːˈneɪt] adj. Ornamented to a marked degree.
orthodox [ˈɔːθədɒks] adj. Holding the commonly accepted faith.
orthodoxy [ˈɔːθədɒksi] n. Acceptance of the common faith.
orthogonal [ɔːˈθɒɡənl̩] adj. Having or determined by right angles.
orthopedic [ˌɔːθəˈpiːdɪk] adj. Relating to the correcting or preventing of deformity
orthopedist [ˌɔːθəˈpiːdəst] n. One who practices the correcting or preventing of deformity
oscillate [ˈɒsɪleɪt] v. To swing back and forth.
osculate [ˈɒskjʊleɪt] v. To kiss.
ossify [ˈɒsɪfaɪ] v. to convert into bone.
ostentation [ˌɒstenˈteɪʃn̩] n. A display dictated by vanity and intended to invite applause or flattery.
ostracism [ˈɒstrəsɪzəm] n. Exclusion from intercourse or favor, as in society or politics.
ostracize [ˈɒstrəsaɪz] v. To exclude from public or private favor.
ought [ˈɔːt] v. To be under moral obligation to be or do.
oust [aʊst] v. To eject.
out-and-out [ˈaʊtndˈaʊt] adv. Genuinely.
outbreak [ˈaʊtbreɪk] n. A sudden and violent breaking forth, as of something that has been pent up or restrained.
outburst [ˈaʊtbɜːst] n. A violent issue, especially of passion in an individual.
outcast [ˈaʊtkɑːst] n. One rejected and despised, especially socially.
outcry [ˈaʊtkraɪ] n. A vehement or loud cry or clamor.
outdo [aʊtˈduː] v. To surpass.
outlandish [aʊtˈlændɪʃ] adj. Of barbarous, uncouth, and unfamiliar aspect or action.
outlast [ˌaʊtˈlɑːst] v. To last longer than.
outlaw [ˈaʊtlɔː] n. A habitual lawbreaker.
outlive [ˌaʊtˈlɪv] v. To continue to exist after.
out-of-the-way [ˌaʊt əv ðə ˈweɪ] adj. Remotely situated.
outpost [ˈaʊtpəʊst] n. A detachment of troops stationed at a distance from the main body to guard against surprise.
outrage [ˈaʊtreɪdʒ] n. A gross infringement of morality or decency.
outrageous [aʊtˈreɪdʒəs] adj. Shocking in conduct.
outreach [ˈaʊtriːtʃ] v. To reach or go beyond.
outride [ˌaʊtˈraɪd] v. To ride faster than.
outrigger [ˈaʊtrɪɡə] n. A part built or arranged to project beyond a natural outline for support.
outright [ˈaʊtraɪt] adv. Entirely.
outskirt [ˈaʊtˌskərt] n. A border region.
outstretch [aʊtˈstretʃ] v. To extend.
outstrip [ˌaʊtˈstrɪp] v. To go beyond.
outweigh [ˌaʊtˈweɪ] v. To surpass in importance or excellence.
overdo [ˌəʊvəˈduː] v. To overtax the strength of.
overdose [ˈəʊvədəʊs] n. An excessive dose, usually so large a dose of a medicine that its effect is toxic.
overeat [ˌəʊvəˈriːt] v. To eat to excess.
overhang [ˌəʊvəˈhæŋ] n. A portion of a structure which projects or hangs over.
overleap [ˌəʊvəˈliːp] v. To leap beyond.
overlord [ˈəʊvəlɔːd] n. One who holds supremacy over another.
overpass [ˈəʊvəpɑːs] v. To pass across or over, as a river.
overpay [ˌəʊvəˈpeɪ] v. To pay or reward in excess.
overpower [ˌəʊvəˈpaʊə] v. To gain supremacy or victory over by superior power.
overproduction [ˌəʊvəprəˈdʌkʃn̩] n. Excessive production.
overreach [ˌəʊvəˈriːtʃ] v. To stretch out too far.
overrun [ˌəʊvəˈrʌn] v. To infest or ravage.
oversee [ˌəʊvəˈsiː] v. To superintend.
overseer [ˈəʊvəsɪə] n. A supervisor.
overshadow [ˌəʊvəˈʃædəʊ] v. To cast into the shade or render insignificant by comparison.
overstride [overstride] v. To step beyond.
overthrow [ˌəʊvəˈθrəʊ] v. To vanquish an established ruler or government.
overtone [ˈəʊvətəʊn] n. A harmonic.
overture [ˈəʊvətjʊə] n. An instrumental prelude to an opera, oratorio, or ballet.
overweight [ˌəʊvəˈweɪt] n. Preponderance.
pacify [ˈpæsɪfaɪ] v. To bring into a peaceful state.
packet [ˈpækɪt] n. A bundle, as of letters.
pact [pækt] n. A covenant.
pagan [ˈpeɪɡən] n. A worshiper of false gods.
pageant [ˈpædʒənt] n. A dramatic representation, especially a spectacular one.
palate [ˈpælət] n. The roof of the mouth.
palatial [pəˈleɪʃl̩] adj. Magnificent.
paleontology [ˌpælɪɒnˈtɒlədʒi] n. The branch of biology that treats of ancient life and fossil organisms.
palette [ˈpælɪt] n. A thin tablet, with a hole for the thumb, upon which artists lay their colors for painting.
palinode [ˈpælɪnəʊd] n. A retraction.
pall [pɔːl] v. To make dull by satiety.
palliate [ˈpælɪeɪt] v. To cause to appear less guilty.
pallid [ˈpælɪd] adj. Of a pale or wan appearance.
palpable [ˈpælpəbl̩] n. perceptible by feeling or touch.
palsy [ˈpɔːlzi] n. Paralysis.
paly [ˈpeɪlɪ] adj. Lacking color or brilliancy.
pamphlet [ˈpæmflɪt] n. A brief treatise or essay, usually on a subject of current interest.
pamphleteer [ˌpæmfləˈtɪə] v. To compose or issue pamphlets, especially controversial ones.
panace [aˌpænəˈsɪə] n. A remedy or medicine proposed for or professing to cure all diseases.
Pan-American [ˈpænəˈmerɪkən] adj. Including or pertaining to the whole of America, both North and South.
pandemic [pænˈdemɪk] adj. Affecting a whole people or all classes, as a disease.
pandemonium [ˌpændɪˈməʊnɪəm] n. A fiendish or riotous uproar.
panegyric [ˌpænɪˈdʒɪrɪk] n. A formal and elaborate eulogy, written or spoken, of a person or of an act.
panel [ˈpænl̩] n. A rectangular piece set in or as in a frame.
panic [ˈpænɪk] n. A sudden, unreasonable, overpowering fear.
panoply [ˈpænəpli] n. A full set of armor.
panoram [aˌpænəˈrɑːmə] n. A series of large pictures representing a continuous scene.
pantheism [ˈpænθɪɪzəm] n. The worship of nature for itself or its beauty.
Pantheon [ˈpænθɪən] n. A circular temple at Rome with a fine Corinthian portico and a great domed roof.
pantomime [ˈpæntəmaɪm] n. Sign-language.
pantoscope [pantoscope] n. A very wide-angled photographic lens.
papacy [ˈpeɪpəsi] n. The official head of the Roman Catholic Church.
papyrus [pəˈpaɪrəs] n. The writing-paper of the ancient Egyptians, and later of the Romans.
parable [ˈpærəbl̩] n. A brief narrative founded on real scenes or events usually with a moral.
paradox [ˈpærədɒks] n. A statement or doctrine seemingly in contradiction to the received belief.
paragon [ˈpærəɡən] n. A model of excellence.
parallel [ˈpærəlel] v. To cause to correspond or lie in the same direction and equidistant in all parts.
parallelism [ˈpærəlelɪzəm] n. Essential likeness.
paralysis [pəˈræləsɪs] n. Loss of the power of contractility in the voluntary or involuntary muscles.
paralyze [ˈpærəlaɪz] v. To deprive of the power to act.
paramount [ˈpærəmaʊnt] adj. Supreme in authority.
paramour [ˈpærəmʊə] n. One who is unlawfully and immorally a lover or a mistress.
paraphernali [aˌpærəfəˈneɪlɪə] n. Miscellaneous articles of equipment or adornment.
paraphrase [ˈpærəfreɪz] v. Translate freely.
pare [peə] v. To cut, shave, or remove (the outside) from anything.
parentage [ˈpeərəntɪdʒ] n. The relation of parent to child, of the producer to the produced, or of cause to effect.
Pariah [pəˈraɪə] n. A member of a degraded class; a social outcast.
parish [ˈpærɪʃ] n. The ecclesiastical district in charge of a pastor.
Parisian [pəˈrɪzɪən] adj. Of or pertaining to the city of Paris.
parity [ˈpærɪti] n. Equality, as of condition or rank.
parlance [ˈpɑːləns] n. Mode of speech.
parley [ˈpɑːli] v. To converse in.
parliament [ˈpɑːləmənt] n. A legislative body.
parlor [ˈpɑːlə] n. A room for reception of callers or entertainment of guests.
parody [ˈpærədi] v. To render ludicrous by imitating the language of.
paronymous [paronymous] adj. Derived from the same root or primitive word.
paroxysm [ˈpærəksɪzəm] n. A sudden outburst of any kind of activity.
parricide [ˈpærɪsaɪd] n. The murder of a parent.
parse [pɑːz] v. To describe, as a sentence, by separating it into its elements and describing each word.
parsimonious [ˌpɑːsɪˈməʊnɪəs] adj. Unduly sparing in the use or expenditure of money.
partible [ˈpɑːtɪbl] adj. Separable.
participant [pɑːˈtɪsɪpənt] n. One having a share or part.
participate [pɑːˈtɪsɪpeɪt] v. To receive or have a part or share of.
partition [pɑːˈtɪʃn̩] n. That which separates anything into distinct parts.
partisan [ˌpɑːtɪˈzæn] adj. Characterized by or exhibiting undue or unreasoning devotion to a party.
passible [ˈpæsɪbl] adj. Capable of feeling of suffering.
passive [ˈpæsɪv] adj. Unresponsive.
pastoral [ˈpɑːstərəl] adj. Having the spirit or sentiment of rural life.
paternal [pəˈtɜːnl̩] adj. Fatherly.
paternity [pəˈtɜːnɪti] n. Fatherhood.
pathos [ˈpeɪθɒs] n. The quality in any form of representation that rouses emotion or sympathy.
patriarch [ˈpeɪtrɪɑːk] n. The chief of a tribe or race who rules by paternal right.
patrician [pəˈtrɪʃn̩] adj. Of senatorial or noble rank.
patrimony [ˈpætrɪməni] n. An inheritance from an ancestor, especially from one's father.
patriotism [ˈpætrɪətɪzəm] n. Love and devotion to one's country.
patronize [ˈpætrənaɪz] v. To exercise an arrogant condescension toward.
patronymic [ˌpætrəˈnɪmɪk] adj. Formed after one's father's name.
patter [ˈpætə] v. To mumble something over and over.
paucity [ˈpɔːsɪti] n. Fewness.
pauper [ˈpɔːpə] n. One without means of support.
pauperism [ˈpɔːpərɪzəm] n. Dependence on charity.
pavilion [pəˈvɪlɪən] n. An open structure for temporary shelter.
payee [peɪˈiː] n. A person to whom money has been or is to be paid.
peaceable [ˈpiːsəbl̩] adj. Tranquil.
peaceful [ˈpiːsfəl] adj. Tranquil.
peccable [ˈpekəbl̩] adj. Capable of sinning.
peccadillo [ˌpekəˈdɪləʊ] n. A small breach of propriety or principle.
peccant [ˈpekənt] adj. Guilty.
pectoral [ˈpektərəl] adj. Pertaining to the breast or thorax.
pecuniary [pɪˈkjuːnɪəri] adj. Consisting of money.
pedagogics [ˌpedəˈɡɒdʒɪks] n. The science and art of teaching.
pedagogue [ˈpedəɡɒɡ] n. A schoolmaster.
pedagogy [ˈpedəɡɒdʒi] n. The science and art of teaching
pedal [ˈpedl̩] n. A lever for the foot usually applied only to musical instruments, cycles, and other machines.
pedant [ˈpednt] n. A scholar who makes needless and inopportune display of his learning.
peddle [ˈpedl̩] v. To go about with a small stock of goods to sell.
pedestal [ˈpedɪstl̩] n. A base or support as for a column, statue, or vase.
pedestrian [pɪˈdestrɪən] n. One who journeys on foot.
pediatrics [ˌpiːdɪˈætrɪks] n. The department of medical science that relates to the treatment of diseases of childhood.
pedigree [ˈpedɪɡriː] n. One's line of ancestors.
peddler [ˈpedlə] n. One who travels from house to house with an assortment of goods for retail.
peerage [ˈpɪərɪdʒ] n. The nobility.
peerless [ˈpɪələs] adj. Of unequaled excellence or worth.
peevish [ˈpiːvɪʃ] adj. Petulant. (irritable)
pellucid [peˈluːsɪd] adj. Translucent.
penalty [ˈpenlti] n. The consequences that follow the transgression of natural or divine law.
penance [ˈpenəns] n. Punishment to which one voluntarily submits or subjects himself as an expression of penitence.
penchant [ˈpɑːnʃɑːn] n. A bias in favor of something.
pendant [ˈpendənt] n. Anything that hangs from something else, either for ornament or for use.
pendulous [ˈpendjʊləs] adj. Hanging, especially so as to swing by an attached end or part.
pendulum [ˈpendjʊləm] n. A weight hung on a rod, serving by its oscillation to regulate the rate of a clock.
penetrable [ˈpenɪtrəbl̩] adj. That may be pierced by physical, moral, or intellectual force.
penetrate [ˈpenɪtreɪt] v. To enter or force a way into the interior parts of.
penetration [ˌpenɪˈtreɪʃn̩] n. Discernment.
peninsular [pəˈnɪnsjʊlə] adj. Pertaining to a piece of land almost surrounded by water.
penitence [ˈpenɪtəns] n. Sorrow for sin with desire to amend and to atone.
penitential [ˌpenɪˈtenʃl̩] adj. Pertaining to sorrow for sin with desire to amend and to atone.
pennant [ˈpenənt] n. A small flag.
pension [ˈpenʃn̩] n. A periodical allowance to an individual on account of past service done by him/her.
pentagram [ˈpentəɡræm] n. A figure having five points or lobes.
pentavalent [pentavalent] adj. Quinqeuvalent.
pentad [ˈpentæd] n. The number five.
pentagon [ˈpentəɡən] n. A figure, especially, with five angles and five sides.
pentahedron [ˌpentəˈhiːdrən] n. A solid bounded by five plane faces.
pentameter [penˈtæmɪtə] n. In prosody, a line of verse containing five units or feet.
pentathlon [penˈtæθlən] n. The contest of five associated exercises in the great games and the same contestants.
penultimate [penˈʌltɪmət] adj. A syllable or member of a series that is last but one.
penurious [pɪˈnjʊərɪəs] adj. Excessively sparing in the use of money.
penury [ˈpenjʊəri] n. Indigence.
perambulate [pəˈræmbjʊleɪt] v. To walk about.
perceive [pəˈsiːv] v. To have knowledge of, or receive impressions concerning, through the medium of the body senses.
perceptible [pəˈseptəbl̩] adj. Cognizable.
perception [pəˈsepʃn̩] n. Knowledge through the senses of the existence and properties of matter or the external world.
percipience [percipience] n. The act of perceiving.
percipient [pəˈsɪpɪənt] n. One who or that which perceives.
percolate [ˈpɜːkəleɪt] v. To filter.
percolator [ˈpɜːkəleɪtə] n. A filter.
percussion [pəˈkʌʃn̩] n. The sharp striking of one body against another.
peremptory [pəˈremptəri] adj. Precluding question or appeal.
perennial [pəˈrenɪəl] adj. Continuing though the year or through many years.
perfectible [pəˈfektəbl̩] adj. Capable of being made perfect.
perfidy [ˈpɜːfɪdi] n. Treachery.
perforate [ˈpɜːfəreɪt] v. To make a hole or holes through.
perform [pəˈfɔːm] v. To accomplish.
perfumery [pəˈfjuːməri] n. The preparation of perfumes.
perfunctory [pəˈfʌŋktəri] adj. Half-hearted.
perhaps [pəˈhæps] adv. Possibly.
perigee [ˈperɪdʒiː] n. The point in the orbit of the moon when it is nearest the earth.
periodicity [ˌpɪərɪəˈdɪsɪtɪ] n. The habit or characteristic of recurrence at regular intervals.
peripatetic [ˌperɪpəˈtetɪk] adj. Walking about.
perjure [ˈpɜːdʒə] v. To swear falsely to.
perjury [ˈpɜːdʒəri] n. A solemn assertion of a falsity.
permanence [ˈpɜːmənəns] n. A continuance in the same state, or without any change that destroys the essential form or nature.
permanent [ˈpɜːmənənt] adj. Durable.
permeate [ˈpɜːmɪeɪt] v. To pervade.
permissible [pəˈmɪsəbl̩] adj. That may be allowed.
permutation [ˌpɜːmjuːˈteɪʃn̩] n. Reciprocal change, different ordering of same items.
pernicious [pəˈnɪʃəs] adj. Tending to kill or hurt.
perpendicular [ˌpɜːpənˈdɪkjʊlə] adj. Straight up and down.
perpetrator [ˈpɜːpɪtreɪtə] n. The doer of a wrong or a criminal act.
perpetuate [pəˈpetʃʊeɪt] v. To preserve from extinction or oblivion.
perquisite [ˈpɜːkwɪzɪt] n. Any profit from service beyond the amount fixed as salary or wages.
persecution [ˌpɜːsɪˈkjuːʃn̩] n. Harsh or malignant oppression.
perseverance [ˌpɜːsɪˈvɪərəns] n. A persistence in purpose and effort.
persevere [ˌpɜːsɪˈvɪə] v. To continue striving in spite of discouragements.
persiflage [ˈpɜːsɪflɑːʒ] n. Banter.
persist [pəˈsɪst] v. To continue steadfast against opposition.
persistence [pəˈsɪstəns] n. A fixed adherence to a resolve, course of conduct, or the like.
personage [ˈpɜːsənɪdʒ] n. A man or woman as an individual, especially one of rank or high station.
personal [ˈpɜːsənl̩] adj. Not general or public.
personality [ˌpɜːsəˈnælɪti] n. The attributes, taken collectively, that make up the character and nature of an individual.
personnel [ˌpɜːsəˈnel] n. The force of persons collectively employed in some service.
perspective [pəˈspektɪv] n. The relative importance of facts or matters from any special point of view.
perspicacious [ˌpɜːspɪˈkeɪʃəs] adj. Astute.
perspicacity [ˌpɜːspɪˈkæsɪti] n. Acuteness or discernment.
perspicuous [pəˈspɪkjʊəs] adj. Lucid.
perspiration [ˌpɜːspəˈreɪʃn̩] n. Sweat.
perspire [pəˈspaɪə] v. To excrete through the pores of the skin.
persuade [pəˈsweɪd] v. To win the mind of by argument, eloquence, evidence, or reflection.
persuadable [pəˈsweɪdəbl̩] adj. capable of influencing to action by entreaty, statement, or anything that moves the feelings.
pertinacious [ˌpɜːtɪˈneɪʃəs] adj. Persistent or unyielding.
pertinacity [ˌpɜːtɪˈnæsɪti] n. Unyielding adherence.
pertinent [ˈpɜːtɪnənt] adj. Relevant.
perturb [pəˈtɜːb] v. To disturb greatly.
perturbation [ˌpɜːtəˈbeɪʃn̩] n. Mental excitement or confusion.
perusal [pəˈruːzl̩] n. The act of reading carefully or thoughtfully.
pervade [pəˈveɪd] v. To pass or spread through every part.
pervasion [pəˈveɪʒn̩] n. The state of spreading through every part.
pervasive [pəˈveɪsɪv] adj. Thoroughly penetrating or permeating.
perverse [pəˈvɜːs] adj. Unreasonable.
perversion [pəˈvɜːʃn̩] n. Diversion from the true meaning or proper purpose.
perversity [pəˈvɜːsɪti] n. Wickedness.
pervert [pəˈvɜːt] n. One who has forsaken a doctrine regarded as true for one esteemed false.
pervious [ˈpɜːvjəs] adj. Admitting the entrance or passage of another substance.
pestilence [ˈpestɪləns] n. A raging epidemic.
pestilent [ˈpestɪlənt] adj. Having a malign influence or effect.
pestilential [ˌpestɪˈlenʃl̩] adj. having the nature of or breeding pestilence.
peter [ˈpiːtə] v. To fail or lose power, efficiency, or value.
petrify [ˈpetrɪfaɪ] v. To convert into a substance of stony hardness and character.
petulance [ˈpetjʊləns] n. The character or condition of being impatient, capricious or petulant.
petulant [ˈpetjʊlənt] adj. Displaying impatience.
pharmacopoei [aˌfɑːməkəˈpiːə] n. A book containing the formulas and methods of preparation of medicines for the use of druggists.
pharmacy [ˈfɑːməsi] n. The art or business of compounding and dispensing medicines.
phenomenal [fɪˈnɒmɪnl̩] adj. Extraordinary or marvelous.
phenomenon [fɪˈnɒmɪnən] n. Any unusual occurrence.
philander [fɪˈlændə] v. To play at courtship with a woman.
philanthropic [ˌfɪlənˈθrɒpɪk] adj. Benevolent.
philanthropist [fɪˈlænθrəpɪst] n. One who endeavors to help his fellow men.
philanthropy [fɪˈlænθrəpi] n. Active humanitarianism.
philately [fɪˈlætəli] n. The study and collection of stamps.
philharmonic [ˌfɪləˈmɒnɪk] adj. Fond of music.
philogynist [fɪˈlɒdʒɪnɪst] n. One who is fond of women.
philologist [fɪˈlɒlədʒɪst] n. An expert in linguistics.
philology [fɪˈlɒlədʒi] n. The study of language in connection with history and literature.
philosophize [fɪˈlɒsəfaɪz] v. To seek ultimate causes and principles.
philosophy [fɪˈlɒsəfi] n. The general principles, laws, or causes that furnish the rational explanation of anything.
phlegmatic [fleɡˈmætɪk] adj. Not easily roused to feeling or action.
phonetic [fəˈnetɪk] adj. Representing articulate sounds or speech.
phonic [ˈfɒnɪk] adj. Pertaining to the nature of sound.
phonogram [ˈfəʊnəɡræm] n. A graphic character symbolizing an articulate sound.
phonology [fəʊˈnɒlədʒi] n. The science of human vocal sounds.
phosphorescence [ˌfɒsfəˈresns] n. The property of emitting light.
photoelectric [ˌfəʊtəʊɪˈlektrɪk] adj. Pertaining to the combined action of light and electricity.
photometer [fəʊˈtɒmɪtə] n. Any instrument for measuring the intensity of light or comparing the intensity of two lights.
photometry [ˌfəʊˈtɒmɪtrɪ] n. The art of measuring the intensity of light.
physicist [ˈfɪzɪsɪst] n. A specialist in the science that treats of the phenomena associated with matter and energy.
physics [ˈfɪzɪks] n. The science that treats of the phenomena associated with matter and energy.
physiocracy [physiocracy] n. The doctrine that land and its products are the only true wealth.
physiognomy [ˌfɪzɪˈɒnəmi] n. The external appearance merely.
physiography [ˌfɪzɪˈɒɡrəfɪ] n. Description of nature.
physiology [ˌfɪzɪˈɒlədʒi] n. The science of organic functions.
physique [fɪˈziːk] n. The physical structure or organization of a person.
picayune [ˌpɪkiˈjuːn] adj. Of small value.
piccolo [ˈpɪkələʊ] n. A small flute.
piece [piːs] n. A loose or separated part, as distinguished from the whole or the mass.
piecemeal [ˈpiːsmiːl] adv. Gradually.
pillage [ˈpɪlɪdʒ] n. Open robbery, as in war.
pillory [ˈpɪləri] n. A wooden framework in which an offender is fastened to boards and is exposed to public scorn.
pincers [ˈpɪnsəz] n. An instrument having two lever-handles and two jaws working on a pivot.
pinchers [ˈpɪntʃərz] n. An instrument having two jaws working on a pivot.
pinnacle [ˈpɪnəkl̩] n. A high or topmost point, as a mountain-peak.
pioneer [ˌpaɪəˈnɪə] n. One among the first to explore a country.
pious [ˈpaɪəs] adj. Religious.
pique [piːk] v. To excite a slight degree of anger in.
piteous [ˈpɪtɪəs] adj. Compassionate.
pitiable [ˈpɪtɪəbl̩] adj. Contemptible.
pitiful [ˈpɪtɪfəl] adj. Wretched.
pitiless [ˈpɪtɪlɪs] adj. Hard-hearted.
pittance [ˈpɪtns] n. Any small portion or meager allowance.
placate [pləˈkeɪt] v. To bring from a state of angry or hostile feeling to one of patience or friendliness.
placid [ˈplæsɪd] adj. Serene.
plagiarism [ˈpleɪdʒɪərɪzəm] n. The stealing of passages from the writings of another and publishing them as one's own.
planisphere [planisphere] n. A polar projection of the heavens on a chart.
plasticity [plæˈstɪsɪti] n. The property of some substances through which the form of the mass can readily be changed.
platitude [ˈplætɪtjuːd] n. A written or spoken statement that is flat, dull, or commonplace.
plaudit [ˈplɔːdɪt] n. An expression of applause.
plausible [ˈplɔːzəbl̩] adj. Seeming likely to be true, though open to doubt.
playful [ˈpleɪfəl] adj. Frolicsome.
playwright [ˈpleɪraɪt] n. A maker of plays for the stage.
ple [apliː] n. An argument to obtain some desired action.
pleasant [ˈpleznt] adj. Agreeable.
pleasurable [ˈpleʒərəbl̩] adj. Affording gratification.
plebeian [plɪˈbiːən] adj. Common.
pledgee [ˌplɪˈdʒiː] n. The person to whom anything is pledged.
pledgeor [pledgeor] n. One who gives a pledge.
plenary [ˈpliːnəri] adj. Entire.
plenipotentiary [ˌplenɪpəˈtenʃəri] n. A person fully empowered to transact any business.
plenitude [ˈplenɪtjuːd] n. Abundance.
plenteous [ˈplentɪəs] adj. Abundant.
plumb [plʌm] n. A weight suspended by a line to test the verticality of something.
plummet [ˈplʌmɪt] n. A piece of lead for making soundings, adjusting walls to the vertical.
pluperfect [ˌpluːˈpɜːfɪkt] adj. Expressing past time or action prior to some other past time or action.
plural [ˈplʊərəl] adj. Containing or consisting of more than one.
plurality [plʊəˈrælɪti] n. A majority.
plutocracy [pluːˈtɒkrəsi] n. A wealthy class in a political community who control the government by means of their money.
pneumatic [njuːˈmætɪk] adj. Pertaining to or consisting of air or gas.
poesy [ˈpəʊɪzi] n. Poetry.
poetaster [ˌpəʊɪˈtæstə] n. An inferior poet.
poetic [pəʊˈetɪk] adj. Pertaining to poetry.
poetics [pəʊˈetɪks] n. The rules and principles of poetry.
poignancy [ˈpɔɪnjənsi] n. Severity or acuteness, especially of pain or grief.
poignant [ˈpɔɪnjənt] adj. Severely painful or acute to the spirit.
poise [pɔɪz] n. Equilibrium.
polar [ˈpəʊlə] adj. Pertaining to the poles of a sphere, especially of the earth.
polemics [pəˈlemɪks] n. The art of controversy or disputation.
pollen [ˈpɒlən] n. The fine dust-like grains or powder formed within the anther of a flowering plant.
pollute [pəˈluːt] v. To contaminate.
polyarchy [polyarchy] n. Government by several or many persons of what- ever class.
polycracy [polycracy] n. The rule of many.
polygamy [pəˈlɪɡəmi] n. the fact or condition of having more than one wife or husband at once.
polyglot [ˈpɒlɪɡlɒt] adj. Speaking several tongues.
polygon [ˈpɒlɪɡən] n. A figure having many angles.
polyhedron [ˌpɒliˈhiːdrən] n. A solid bounded by plane faces, especially by more than four.
polysyllable [ˈpɒlɪsɪləbl̩] adj. Having several syllables, especially more than three syllables.
polytechnic [ˌpɒlɪˈteknɪk] adj. Pertaining to, embracing, or practicing many arts.
polytheism [ˈpɒlɪθiːɪzəm] n. The doctrine or belief that there are more gods than one.
pommel [ˈpʌml̩] v. To beat with something thick or bulky.
pomposity [pɒmˈpɒsɪti] n. The quality of being marked by an assumed stateliness and impressiveness of manner.
pompous [ˈpɒmpəs] adj. Marked by an assumed stateliness and impressiveness of manner.
ponder [ˈpɒndə] v. To meditate or reflect upon.
ponderous [ˈpɒndərəs] adj. Unusually weighty or forcible.
pontiff [ˈpɒntɪf] n. The Pope.
populace [ˈpɒpjʊləs] n. The common people.
populous [ˈpɒpjʊləs] adj. Containing many inhabitants, especially in proportion to the territory.
portend [pɔːˈtend] v. To indicate as being about to happen, especially by previous signs.
portent [ˈpɔːtent] n. Anything that indicates what is to happen.
portfolio [pɔːtˈfəʊlɪəʊ] n. A portable case for holding writing-materials, drawings, etc.
posit [ˈpɒzɪt] v. To present in an orderly manner.
position [pəˈzɪʃn̩] n. The manner in which a thing is placed.
positive [ˈpɒzətɪv] adj. Free from doubt or hesitation.
posse [ˈpɒsi] n. A force of men.
possess [pəˈzes] v. To own.
possession [pəˈzeʃn̩] n. The having, holding, or detention of property in one's power or command.
possessive [pəˈzesɪv] adj. Pertaining to the having, holding, or detention of property in one's power or command.
possessor [pəˈzesə] n. One who owns, enjoys, or controls anything, as property.
possible [ˈpɒsəbl̩] adj. Being not beyond the reach of power natural, moral, or supernatural.
postdate [ˌpəʊstˈdeɪt] v. To make the date of any writing later than the real date.
posterior [pɒˈstɪərɪə] n. The hinder part.
postgraduate [ˌpəʊstˈɡrædʒʊət] adj. Pertaining to studies that are pursued after receiving a degree.
postscript [ˈpəʊs skrɪpt] n. Something added to a letter after the writer's signature.
potency [ˈpəʊtnsi] n. Power.
potent [ˈpəʊtnt] adj. Physically powerful.
potentate [ˈpəʊtnteɪt] n. One possessed of great power or sway.
potential [pəˈtenʃl̩] n. Anything that may be possible.
potion [ˈpəʊʃn̩] n. A dose of liquid medicine.
powerless [ˈpaʊəlɪs] adj. Impotent.
practicable [ˈpræktɪkəbl̩] adj. Feasible.
prate [preɪt] v. To talk about vainly or foolishly.
prattle [ˈprætl̩] v. To utter in simple or childish talk.
preamble [priːˈæmbl̩] n. A statement introductory to and explanatory of what follows.
precarious [prɪˈkeərɪəs] adj. Perilous.
precaution [prɪˈkɔːʃn̩] n. A provision made in advance for some possible emergency or danger.
precede [prɪˈsiːd] v. To happen first.
precedence [ˈpresɪdəns] n. Priority in place, time, or rank.
precedent [ˈpresɪdənt] n. An instance that may serve as a guide or basis for a rule.
precedential [precedential] adj. Of the nature of an instance that may serve as a guide or basis for a rule.
precession [prɪˈseʃn̩] n. The act of going forward.
precipice [ˈpresɪpɪs] n. A high and very steep or approximately vertical cliff.
precipitant [prɪˈsɪpɪtənt] adj. Moving onward quickly and heedlessly.
precipitate [prɪˈsɪpɪteɪt] v. To force forward prematurely.
precise [prɪˈsaɪs] adj. Exact.
precision [prɪˈsɪʒn̩] n. Accuracy of limitation, definition, or adjustment.
preclude [prɪˈkluːd] v. To prevent.
precocious [prɪˈkəʊʃəs] adj. Having the mental faculties prematurely developed.
precursor [ˌpriːˈkɜːsə] n. A forerunner or herald.
predatory [ˈpredətr̩i] adj. Prone to pillaging.
predecessor [ˈpriːdɪsesə] n. An incumbent of a given office previous to another.
predicament [prɪˈdɪkəmənt] n. A difficult, trying situation or plight.
predicate [ˈpredɪkət] v. To state as belonging to something.
predict [prɪˈdɪkt] v. To foretell.
prediction [prɪˈdɪkʃn̩] n. A prophecy.
predominance [prɪˈdɒmɪnəns] n. Ascendancy or preponderance.
predominant [prɪˈdɒmɪnənt] adj. Superior in power, influence, effectiveness, number, or degree.
predominate [prɪˈdɒmɪneɪt] v. To be chief in importance, quantity, or degree.
preeminence [priˈemənəns] n. Special eminence.
preempt [ˈpriːˌempt] v. To secure the right of preference in the purchase of public land.
preemption [ˌpriˈempʃən] n. The right or act of purchasing before others.
preengage [preengage] v. To preoccupy.
preestablish [ˈpriːɪsˈtæblɪʃ] v. To settle or arrange beforehand.
preexist [ˈpriːɪɡˈzɪst] v. To exist at a period or in a state earlier than something else.
preexistence [preexistence] n. Existence antecedent to something.
preface [ˈprefɪs] n. A brief explanation or address to the reader, at the beginning of a book.
prefatory [ˈprefətr̩i] adj. Pertaining to a brief explanation to the reader at the beginning of a book.
prefer [prɪˈfɜː] v. To hold in higher estimation.
preferable [ˈprefrəbl̩] adj. More desirable than others.
preference [ˈprefrəns] n. An object of favor or choice.
preferential [ˌprefəˈrenʃl̩] adj. Possessing, giving, or constituting preference or priority.
preferment [prɪˈfɜːmənt] n. Preference.
prefix [ˌpriːˈfɪks] v. To attach at the beginning.
prehensible [prehensible] adj. Capable of being grasped.
prehensile [ˌpriːˈhensaɪl] adj. Adapted for grasping or holding.
prehension [prɪˈhenʃən] n. The act of laying hold of or grasping.
prejudice [ˈpredʒʊdɪs] n. A judgment or opinion formed without due examination of the facts.
prelacy [ˈpreləsi] n. A system of church government.
prelate [ˈprelət] n. One of a higher order of clergy having direct authority over other clergy.
prelude [ˈpreljuːd] n. An introductory or opening performance.
premature [ˈpremətjʊə] adj. Coming too soon.
premier [ˈpremɪə] adj. First in rank or position.
premise [ˈpremɪs] n. A judgment as a conclusion.
premonition [ˌpriːməˈnɪʃn̩] n. Foreboding.
preoccupation [pri:ˌɒkjʊˈpeɪʃn̩] n. The state of having the mind, attention, or inclination preoccupied.
preoccupy [priːˈɒkjʊpaɪ] v. To fill the mind of a person to the exclusion of other subjects.
preordain [ˌpriːɔːˈdeɪn] v. To foreordain.
preparation [ˌprepəˈreɪʃn̩] n. An act or proceeding designed to bring about some event.
preparatory [prɪˈpærətr̩i] adj. Having to do with what is preliminary.
preponderant [prɪˈpɒndərənt] adj. Prevalent.
preponderate [prɪˈpɒndəreɪt] v. To exceed in influence or power.
prepossession [ˌpriːpəˈzeʃn̩] n. A preconceived liking.
preposterous [prɪˈpɒstərəs] adj. Utterly ridiculous or absurd.
prerogative [prɪˈrɒɡətɪv] adj. Having superior rank or precedence.
presage [prɪˈseɪdʒ] v. To foretell.
prescience [ˈpresɪəns] n. Knowledge of events before they take place.
prescient [ˈpresɪənt] adj. Foreknowing.
prescript [ˈpriːskrɪpt] adj. Prescribed as a rule or model.
prescriptible [prescriptible] adj. Derived from authoritative direction.
prescription [prɪˈskrɪpʃn̩] n. An authoritative direction.
presentient [presentient] adj. Perceiving or feeling beforehand.
presentiment [prɪˈzentɪmənt] n. Foreboding.
presentment [priˈzentmənt] n. Semblance.
preservation [ˌprezəˈveɪʃn̩] n. Conservation.
presumption [prɪˈzʌmpʃn̩] n. That which may be logically assumed to be true until disproved.
presumptuous [prɪˈzʌmptʃʊəs] adj. Assuming too much.
pretension [prɪˈtenʃn̩] n. A bold or presumptuous assertion.
pretentious [prɪˈtenʃəs] adj. Marked by pretense, conceit, or display.
preternatural [ˌpriːtəˈnætʃrəl] adj. Extraordinary.
pretext [ˈpriːtekst] n. A fictitious reason or motive.
prevalence [ˈprevələns] n. Frequency.
prevalent [ˈprevələnt] adj. Of wide extent or frequent occurrence.
prevaricate [prɪˈværɪkeɪt] v. To use ambiguous or evasive language for the purpose of deceiving or diverting attention.
prevention [prɪˈvenʃn̩] n. Thwarting.
prickle [ˈprɪkl̩] v. To puncture slightly with fine, sharp points.
priggish [ˈprɪɡɪʃ] adj. Conceited.
prim-1 [prɪm] adj. Stiffly proper.
prim-2 [aˈpriːmə] adj. First.
primer [ˈpraɪmə] n. An elementary reading-book for children.
primeval [praɪˈmiːvl̩] adj. Belonging to the first ages.
primitive [ˈprɪmɪtɪv] adj. Pertaining to the beginning or early times.
principal [ˈprɪnsəpl̩] adj. Most important.
principality [ˌprɪnsɪˈpælɪti] n. The territory of a reigning prince.
principle [ˈprɪnsəpl̩] n. A general truth or proposition.
priory [ˈpraɪəri] n. A monastic house.
pristine [ˈprɪstiːn] adj. Primitive.
privateer [ˌpraɪvəˈtɪə] n. A vessel owned and officered by private persons, but carrying on maritime war.
privilege [ˈprɪvəlɪdʒ] n. A right or immunity not enjoyed by all, or that may be enjoyed only under special conditions.
privity [ˈprɪvɪtɪ] n. Knowledge shared with another or others regarding a private matter.
privy [ˈprɪvi] adj. Participating with another or others in the knowledge of a secret transaction.
probate [ˈprəʊbeɪt] adj. Relating to making proof, as of a will.
probation [prəˈbeɪʃn̩] n. Any proceeding designed to ascertain or test character, qualification, or the like.
probe [prəʊb] v. To search through and through.
probity [ˈprəʊbɪti] n. Virtue or integrity tested and confirmed.
procedure [prəˈsiːdʒə] n. A manner or method of acting.
proceed [prəˈsiːd] v. To renew motion or action, as after rest or interruption.
proclamation [ˌprɒkləˈmeɪʃn̩] n. Any announcement made in a public manner.
procrastinate [prəʊˈkræstɪneɪt] v. To put off till tomorrow or till a future time.
procrastination [prəʊˌkræstɪˈneɪʃn̩] n. Delay.
proctor [ˈprɒktə] n. An agent acting for another.
prodigal [ˈprɒdɪɡl̩] n. One wasteful or extravagant, especially in the use of money or property.
prodigious [prəˈdɪdʒəs] adj. Immense.
prodigy [ˈprɒdɪdʒi] n. A person or thing of very remarkable gifts or qualities.
productive [prəˈdʌktɪv] adj. Yielding in abundance.
profession [prəˈfeʃn̩] n. Any calling or occupation involving special mental or other special disciplines.
professor [prəˈfesə] n. A public teacher of the highest grade in a university or college.
proffer [ˈprɒfə] v. To offer to another for acceptance.
proficiency [prəˈfɪʃnsi] n. An advanced state of acquirement, as in some knowledge, art, or science.
proficient [prəˈfɪʃnt] adj. Possessing ample and ready knowledge or of skill in any art, science, or industry.
profile [ˈprəʊfaɪl] n. An outline or contour.
profiteer [ˌprɒfɪˈtɪə] n. One who profits.
profligacy [ˈprɒflɪɡəsi] n. Shameless viciousness.
profligate [ˈprɒflɪɡət] adj. Abandoned to vice.
profuse [prəˈfjuːs] adj. Produced or displayed in overabundance.
progeny [ˈprɒdʒəni] n. Offspring.
progression [prəˈɡreʃn̩] n. A moving forward or proceeding in course.
prohibition [ˌprəʊɪˈbɪʃn̩] n. A decree or an order forbidding something.
prohibitionist [ˌprəʊɪˈbɪʃənɪst] n. One who favors the prohibition by law of the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages.
prohibitory [prəˈhɪbɪtəri] adj. Involving or equivalent to prohibition, especially of the sale of alcoholic beverages.
projection [prəˈdʒekʃn̩] n. A prominence.
proletarian [ˌprəʊlɪˈteərɪən] n. A person of the lowest or poorest class.
prolific [prəˈlɪfɪk] adj. Producing offspring or fruit.
prolix [ˈprəʊlɪks] adj. Verbose.
prologue [ˈprəʊlɒɡ] n. A prefatory statement or explanation to a poem, discourse, or performance.
prolong [prəˈlɒŋ] v. To extend in time or duration.
promenade [ˌprɒməˈnɑːd] v. To walk for amusement or exercise.
prominence [ˈprɒmɪnəns] n. The quality of being noticeable or distinguished.
prominent [ˈprɒmɪnənt] adj. Conspicuous in position, character, or importance.
promiscuous [prəˈmɪskjʊəs] adj. Brought together without order, distinction, or design (for sex).
promissory [ˈprɒmɪsəri] adj. Expressing an engagement to pay.
promontory [ˈprɒməntr̩i] n. A high point of land extending outward from the coastline into the sea.
promoter [prəˈməʊtə] n. A furtherer, forwarder, or encourager.
promulgate [ˈprɒməlɡeɪt] v. To proclaim.
propagand [aˌprɒpəˈɡændə] n. Any institution or systematic scheme for propagating a doctrine or system.
propagate [ˈprɒpəɡeɪt] v. To spread abroad or from person to person.
propel [prəˈpel] v. To drive or urge forward.
propellant [prəˈpelənt] adj. Propelling.
propeller [prəˈpelə] n. One who or that which propels.
prophecy [ˈprɒfəsi] n. Any prediction or foretelling.
prophesy [ˈprɒfɪsaɪ] v. To predict or foretell, especially under divine inspiration and guidance.
propitious [prəˈpɪʃəs] adj. Kindly disposed.
proportionate [prəˈpɔːʃənət] adj. Being in proportion.
propriety [prəˈpraɪəti] n. Accordance with recognized usage, custom, or principles.
propulsion [prəˈpʌlʃn̩] n. A driving onward or forward.
prosaic [prəˈzeɪɪk] adj. Unimaginative.
proscenium [prəˈsiːnɪəm] n. That part of the stage between the curtain and the orchestra.
proscribe [prəˈskraɪb] v. To reject, as a teaching or a practice, with condemnation or denunciation.
proscription [prəˈskrɪpʃn̩] n. Any act of condemnation and rejection from favor and privilege.
proselyte [ˈprɒsəlaɪt] n. One who has been won over from one religious belief to another.
prosody [ˈprɒsədi] n. The science of poetical forms.
prospector [prəˈspektə] n. One who makes exploration, search, or examination, especially for minerals.
prospectus [prəˈspektəs] n. A paper or pamphlet containing information of a proposed undertaking.
prostrate [prɒˈstreɪt] adj. Lying prone, or with the head to the ground.
protagonist [prəˈtæɡənɪst] n. A leader in any enterprise or contest.
protection [prəˈtekʃn̩] n. Preservation from harm, danger, annoyance, or any other evil.
protective [prəˈtektɪv] adj. Sheltering.
protector [prəˈtektə] n. A defender.
protege [ˈprɒtəʒeɪ] n. One specially cared for and favored by another usually older person.
Protestant [ˈprɒtɪstənt] n. A Christian who denies the authority of the Pope and holds the right of special judgment.
protomartyr [protomartyr] n. The earliest victim in any cause.
protocol [ˈprəʊtəkɒl] n. A declaration or memorandum of agreement less solemn and formal than a treaty.
protoplasm [ˈprəʊtəplæzəm] n. The substance that forms the principal portion of an animal or vegetable cell.
prototype [ˈprəʊtətaɪp] n. A work, original in character, afterward imitated in form or spirit.
protract [prəˈtrækt] v. To prolong.
protrude [prəˈtruːd] v. To push out or thrust forth.
protrusion [prəˈtruːʒn̩] n. The act of protruding.
protuberance [prəˈtjuːbərəns] n. Something that swells out from a surrounding surface.
protuberant [prəˈtjuːbərənt] adj. Bulging.
protuberate [protuberate] v. To swell or bulge beyond the surrounding surface.
proverb [ˈprɒvɜːb] n. A brief, pithy saying, condensing in witty or striking form the wisdom of experience.
provident [ˈprɒvɪdənt] adj. Anticipating and making ready for future wants or emergencies.
providential [ˌprɒvɪˈdenʃl̩] adj. Effected by divine guidance.
provincial [prəˈvɪnʃl̩] adj. Uncultured in thought and manner.
proviso [prəˈvaɪzəʊ] n. A clause in a contract, will, etc., by which its operation is rendered conditional.
provocation [ˌprɒvəˈkeɪʃn̩] n. An action or mode of conduct that excites resentment.
prowess [ˈpraʊɪs] n. Strength, skill, and intrepidity in battle.
proximately [ˈprɒksɪmətli] adv. Immediately.
proxy [ˈprɒksi] n. A person who is empowered by another to represent him or her in a given matter.
prudence [ˈpruːdns] n. Caution.
prudential [pruːˈdenʃl̩] adj. Proceeding or marked by caution.
prudery [ˈpruːdəri] n. An undue display of modesty or delicacy.
prurient [ˈprʊərɪənt] adj. Inclined to lascivious thoughts and desires.
pseudapostle [pseudapostle] n. A pretended or false apostle.
pseudonym [ˈsjuːdənɪm] n. A fictitious name, especially when assumed by a writer.
pseudonymity [pseudonymity] n. The state or character of using a fictitious name.
psychiatry [saɪˈkaɪətri] n. The branch of medicine that relates to mental disease.
psychic [ˈsaɪkɪk] adj. Pertaining to the mind or soul.
psychopathic [ˌsaɪkəʊˈpæθɪk] adj. Morally irresponsible.
psychotherapy [ˌsaɪkəʊˈθerəpi] n. The treatment of mental disease.
pudgy [ˈpʌdʒi] adj. Small and fat.
puerile [ˈpjʊəraɪl] adj. Childish.
pugnacious [pʌɡˈneɪʃəs] adj. Quarrelsome.
puissant [ˈpwiːsənt] adj. Possessing strength.
pulmonary [ˈpʌlmənəri] adj. Pertaining to the lungs.
punctilious [pʌŋkˈtɪlɪəs] adj. Strictly observant of the rules or forms prescribed by law or custom.
punctual [ˈpʌŋktʃʊəl] adj. Observant and exact in points of time.
pungent [ˈpʌndʒənt] adj. Affecting the sense of smell.
pungency [ˈpʌndʒənsi] n. The quality of affecting the sense of smell.
punitive [ˈpjuːnɪtɪv] adj. Pertaining to punishment.
pupilage [pupilage] n. The state or period of being a student.
purgatory [ˈpɜːɡətr̩i] n. An intermediate state where souls are made fit for paradise or heaven by expiatory suffering.
purl [pɜːl] v. To cause to whirl, as in an eddy.
purloin [pɜːˈlɔɪn] v. To steal.
purport [pəˈpɔːt] n. Intent.
purveyor [pəˈveɪə] n. one who supplies
pusillanimous [ˌpjuːsɪˈlænɪməs] adj. Without spirit or bravery.
putrescent [pjuːˈtresnt] adj. Undergoing decomposition of animal or vegetable matter accompanied by fetid odors.
pyre [ˈpaɪə] n. A heap of combustibles arranged for burning a dead body.
pyromani [apyromania] n. An insane propensity to set things on fire.
pyrotechnic [ˌpaɪrəʊˈteknɪk] adj. Pertaining to fireworks or their manufacture.
pyx [pɪks] n. A vessel or casket, usually of precious metal, in which the host is preserved.
quackery [ˈkwækəri] n. Charlatanry
quadrate [ˈkwɒdrɪt] v. To divide into quarters.
quadruple [kwɒˈdruːpl̩] v. To multiply by four.
qualification [ˌkwɒlɪfɪˈkeɪʃn̩] n. A requisite for an employment, position, right, or privilege.
qualify [ˈkwɒlɪfaɪ] v. To endow or furnish with requisite ability, character, knowledge, skill, or possessions.
qualm [kwɑːm] n. A fit of nausea.
quandary [ˈkwɒndəri] n. A puzzling predicament.
quantity [ˈkwɒntɪti] n. Magnitude.
quarantine [ˈkwɒrəntiːn] n. The enforced isolation of any person or place infected with contagious disease.
quarrelsome [ˈkwɒrəlsəm] adj. Irascible.
quarter [ˈkwɔːtə] n. One of four equal parts into which anything is or may be divided.
quarterly [ˈkwɔːtəli] adj. Occurring or made at intervals of three months.
quartet [kwɔːˈtet] n. A composition for four voices or four instruments.
quarto [ˈkwɔːtəʊ] n. An eight-page newspaper of any size.
quay [kiː] n. A wharf or artificial landing-place on the shore of a harbor or projecting into it.
querulous [ˈkwerʊləs] adj. Habitually complaining.
query [ˈkwɪəri] v. To make inquiry.
queue [kjuː] n. A file of persons waiting in order of their arrival, as for admittance.
quibble [ˈkwɪbl̩] n. An utterly trivial distinction or objection.
quiescence [kwaɪˈesns] n. Quiet.
quiescent [kwaɪˈesnt] adj. Being in a state of repose or inaction.
quiet [ˈkwaɪət] adj. Making no noise.
quietus [kwaɪˈiːtəs] n. A silencing, suppressing, or ending.
quintessence [kwɪnˈtesns] n. The most essential part of anything.
quintet [kwɪnˈtet] n. Musical composition arranged for five voices or instruments.
quite [kwaɪt] adv. Fully.
Quixotic [kwɪkˈsɒtɪk] adj. Chivalrous or romantic to a ridiculous or extravagant degree.
rabid [ˈræbɪd] adj. Affected with rabies or hydrophobia.
racy [ˈreɪsi] adj. Exciting or exhilarating to the mind.
radiance [ˈreɪdɪəns] n. Brilliant or sparkling luster.
radiate [ˈreɪdɪeɪt] v. To extend in all directions, as from a source or focus.
radical [ˈrædɪkl̩] n. One who holds extreme views or advocates extreme measures.
radix [radix] n. That from or on which something is developed.
raillery [ˈreɪləri] n. Good-humored satire.
ramify [ˈræmɪfaɪ] v. To divide or subdivide into branches or subdivisions.
ramose [ˈreɪməs] adj. Branch-like.
rampant [ˈræmpənt] adj. Growing, climbing, or running without check or restraint.
rampart [ˈræmpɑːt] n. A bulwark or construction to oppose assault or hostile entry.
rancor [ˈræŋkə] n. Malice.
rankle [ˈræŋkl̩] v. To produce irritation or festering.
rapacious [rəˈpeɪʃəs] adj. Disposed to seize by violence or by unlawful or greedy methods.
rapid [ˈræpɪd] adj. Having great speed.
rapine [ˈræpaɪn] n. The act of seizing and carrying off property by superior force, as in war.
rapt [ræpt] adj. Enraptured.
raptorial [ˌræpˈtɔːiəl] adj. Seizing and devouring living prey.
ration [ˈræʃn̩] v. To provide with a fixed allowance or portion, especially of food.
rationalism [ˈræʃn̩əˌlɪzəm] n. The formation of opinions by relying upon reason alone, independently of authority.
raucous [ˈrɔːkəs] adj. Harsh.
ravage [ˈrævɪdʒ] v. To lay waste by pillage, rapine, devouring, or other destructive methods.
ravenous [ˈrævənəs] adj. Furiously voracious or hungry.
ravine [rəˈviːn] n. A deep gorge or hollow, especially one worn by a stream or flow of water.
reaction [rɪˈækʃn̩] n. Tendency towards a former, or opposite state of things, as after reform, revolution, or inflation.
reactionary [rɪˈækʃənri] adj. Pertaining to, of the nature of, causing, or favoring reaction.
readily [ˈredɪli] adv. Without objection or reluctance.
readjust [ˌriːəˈdʒʌst] v. To put in order after disarrangement.
ready [ˈredi] adj. In a state of preparedness for any given purpose or occasion.
realism [ˈrɪəlɪzəm] n. The principle and practice of depicting persons and scenes as they are believed really to exist.
rearrange [ˌriːəˈreɪndʒ] v. To arrange again or in a different order.
reassure [ˌriːəˈʃʊə] v. To give new confidence.
rebellious [rɪˈbelɪəs] adj. Insubordinate.
rebuff [rɪˈbʌf] n. A peremptory or unexpected rejection of advances or approaches.
rebuild [ˌriːˈbɪld] v. To build again or anew.
rebut [rɪˈbʌt] v. To oppose by argument or a sufficient answer.
recant [rɪˈkænt] v. To withdraw formally one's belief (in something previously believed or maintained).
recapitulate [ˌriːkəˈpɪtʃʊleɪt] v. To repeat again the principal points of.
recapture [ˌriːˈkæptʃə] v. To capture again.
recede [rɪˈsiːd] v. To move back or away.
receivable [rɪˈsiːvəbl̩] adj. Capable of being or fit to be received - often money.
receptive [rɪˈseptɪv] adj. Having the capacity, quality, or ability of receiving, as truths or impressions.
recessive [rɪˈsesɪv] adj. Having a tendency to go back.
recidivist [rɪˈsɪdɪvɪst] n. A confirmed criminal.
reciprocal [rɪˈsɪprəkl̩] adj. Mutually interchangeable or convertible.
reciprocate [rɪˈsɪprəkeɪt] v. To give and take mutually.
reciprocity [ˌresɪˈprɒsɪti] n. Equal mutual rights and benefits granted and enjoyed.
recitation [ˌresɪˈteɪʃn̩] n. The act of reciting or repeating, especially in public and from memory.
reck [ˈrek] v. To have a care or thought for.
reckless [ˈrekləs] adj. Foolishly headless of danger.
reclaim [rɪˈkleɪm] v. To demand or to obtain the return or restoration of.
recline [rɪˈklaɪn] v. To cause to assume a leaning or recumbent attitude or position.
recluse [rɪˈkluːs] n. One who lives in retirement or seclusion.
reclusory [reclusory] n. A hermitage.
recognizance [rɪˈkɒɡnɪzəns] n. An acknowledgment entered into before a court with condition to do some particular act.
recognize [ˈrekəɡnaɪz] v. To recall the identity of (a person or thing).
recoil [rɪˈkɔɪl] v. To start back as in dismay, loathing, or dread.
recollect [ˌrekəˈlekt] v. To recall the knowledge of.
reconcilable [ˌrekənˈsaɪləbl̩] adj. Capable of being adjusted or harmonized.
reconnoiter [reconnoiter] v. To make a preliminary examination of for military, surveying, or geological purposes.
reconsider [ˌriːkənˈsɪdə] v. To review with care, especially with a view to a reversal of previous action.
reconstruct [ˌriːkənˈstrʌkt] v. To rebuild.
recourse [rɪˈkɔːs] n. Resort to or application for help in exigency or trouble.
recover [rɪˈkʌvə] v. To regain.
recreant [ˈrekrɪənt] n. A cowardly or faithless person.
recreate [ˌriːkriːˈeɪt] v. To refresh after labor.
recrudescence [ˌriːkruːˈdesəns] n. The state of becoming raw or sore again.
recrudescent [recrudescent] adj. Becoming raw or sore again.
recruit [rɪˈkruːt] v. To enlist men for military or naval service.
rectify [ˈrektɪfaɪ] v. To correct.
rectitude [ˈrektɪtjuːd] n. The quality of being upright in principles and conduct.
recuperate [rɪˈkuːpəreɪt] v. To recover.
recur [rɪˈkɜː] v. To happen again or repeatedly, especially at regular intervals.
recure [recure] v. To cure again.
recurrent [rɪˈkʌrənt] adj. Returning from time to time, especially at regular or stated intervals.
redemption [rɪˈdempʃn̩] n. The recovery of what is mortgaged or pledged, by paying the debt.
redolent [ˈredələnt] adj. Smelling sweet and agreeable.
redolence [ˈredələns] n. Smelling sweet and agreeable.
redoubtable [rɪˈdaʊtəbl̩] adj. Formidable.
redound [rɪˈdaʊnd] n. Rebound.
redress [rɪˈdres] v. To set right, as a wrong by compensation or the punishment of the wrong-doer.
reducible [rɪˈdjuːsəbl̩] adj. That may be reduced.
redundance [rɪˈdʌndəns] n. Excess.
redundant [rɪˈdʌndənt] adj. Constituting an excess.
reestablish [riəˈstæblɪʃ] v. To restore.
refer [rɪˈfɜː] v. To direct or send for information or other purpose.
referrer [referrer] n. One who refers.
referable [rɪˈfɜːrəbl̩] adj. Ascribable.
referee [ˌrefəˈriː] n. An umpire.
refinery [rɪˈfaɪnəri] n. A place where some crude material, as sugar or petroleum, is purified.
reflectible [reflectible] adj. Capable of being turned back.
reflection [rɪˈflekʃn̩] n. The throwing off or back of light, heat, sound, or any form of energy that travels in waves.
reflector [rɪˈflektə] n. A mirror, as of metal, for reflecting light, heat, or sound in a particular direction.
reflexible [reflexible] adj. Capable of being reflected.
reform [rɪˈfɔːm] n. Change for the better.
reformer [rɪˈfɔːmə] n. One who carries out a reform.
refract [rɪˈfrækt] v. To bend or turn from a direct course.
refractory [rɪˈfræktəri] adj. Not amenable to control.
refragable [refragable] adj. Capable of being refuted.
refringency [refringency] n. Power to refract.
refringent [refringent] adj. Having the power to refract.
refusal [rɪˈfjuːzl̩] n. Denial of what is asked.
refute [rɪˈfjuːt] v. To prove to be wrong.
regale [rɪˈɡeɪl] v. To give unusual pleasure.
regali [arɪˈɡeɪlɪə] n. pl. The emblems of royalty.
regality [rɪˈɡælɪtɪ] n. Royalty.
regenerate [rɪˈdʒenəreɪt] v. To reproduce.
regent [ˈriːdʒənt] n. One who is lawfully deputized to administer the government for the time being in the name of the ruler.
regicide [ˈredʒɪsaɪd] n. The killing of a king or sovereign.
regime [reɪˈʒiːm] n. Particular conduct or administration of affairs.
regimen [ˈredʒɪmən] n. A systematized order or course of living with reference to food, clothing and personal habits.
regiment [ˈredʒɪmənt] n. A body of soldiers.
regnant [ˈreɡnənt] adj. Exercising royal authority in one's own right.
regress [rɪˈɡres] v. To return to a former place or condition.
regretful [rɪˈɡretfəl] adj. Feeling, expressive of, or full of regret.
rehabilitate [ˌriːəˈbɪlɪteɪt] v. To restore to a former status, capacity, right rank, or privilege.
reign [reɪn] v. To hold and exercise sovereign power.
reimburse [ˌriːɪmˈbɜːs] v. To pay back as an equivalent of what has been expended.
rein [reɪn] n. A step attached to the bit for controlling a horse or other draft-animal.
reinstate [ˌriːɪnˈsteɪt] v. To restore to a former state, station, or authority.
reiterate [riːˈɪtəreɪt] v. To say or do again and again.
rejoin [rɪˈdʒɔɪn] v. To reunite after separation.
rejuvenate [riːˈdʒuːvəneɪt] v. To restore to youth.
rejuvenescence [ˌriːdʒuːvɪˈnesns] n. A renewal of youth.
relapse [rɪˈlæps] v. To suffer a return of a disease after partial recovery.
relegate [ˈrelɪɡeɪt] v. To send off or consign, as to an obscure position or remote destination.
relent [rɪˈlent] v. To yield.
relevant [ˈreləvənt] adj. Bearing upon the matter in hand.
reliance [rɪˈlaɪəns] n. Dependence.
reliant [rɪˈlaɪənt] adj. Having confidence.
relinquish [rɪˈlɪŋkwɪʃ] v. To give up using or having.
reliquary [ˈrelɪkwəri] n. A casket, coffer, or repository in which relics are kept.
relish [ˈrelɪʃ] v. To like the taste or savor of.
reluctance [rɪˈlʌktəns] n. Unwillingness.
reluctant [rɪˈlʌktənt] adj. Unwilling.
remembrance [rɪˈmembrəns] n. Recollection.
reminiscence [ˌremɪˈnɪsns] n. The calling to mind of incidents within the range of personal knowledge or experience.
reminiscent [ˌremɪˈnɪsnt] adj. Pertaining to the recollection of matters of personal interest.
remiss [rɪˈmɪs] adj. Negligent.
remission [rɪˈmɪʃn̩] n. Temporary diminution of a disease.
remodel [riːˈmɒdl̩] v. Reconstruct.
remonstrance [rɪˈmɒnstrəns] n. Reproof.
remonstrant [rɪˈmɒnstrənt] adj. Having the character of a reproof.
remonstrate [ˈremənstreɪt] v. To present a verbal or written protest to those who have power to right or prevent a wrong.
remunerate [rɪˈmjuːnəreɪt] v. To pay or pay for.
remuneration [rɪˌmjuːnəˈreɪʃn̩] n. Compensation.
Renaissance [rɪˈneɪsns] n. The revival of letters, and then of art, which marks the transition from medieval to modern time.
rendezvous [ˈrɒndɪvuːz] n. A prearranged place of meeting.
rendition [renˈdɪʃn̩] n. Interpretation.
renovate [ˈrenəveɪt] v. To restore after deterioration, as a building.
renunciation [rɪˌnʌnsɪˈeɪʃn̩] n. An explicit disclaimer of a right or privilege.
reorganize [riːˈɔːɡənaɪz] v. To change to a more satisfactory form of organization.
reparable [ˈrepərəbl̩] adj. Capable of repair.
reparation [ˌrepəˈreɪʃn̩] n. The act of making amends, as for an injury, loss, or wrong.
repartee [ˌrepɑːˈtiː] n. A ready, witty, or apt reply.
repeal [rɪˈpiːl] v. To render of no further effect.
repel [rɪˈpel] v. To force or keep back in a manner, physically or mentally.
repellent [rɪˈpelənt] adj. Having power to force back in a manner, physically or mentally.
repentance [rɪˈpentəns] n. Sorrow for something done or left undone, with desire to make things right by undoing the wrong.
repertory [ˈrepətr̩i] n. A place where things are stored or gathered together.
repetition [ˌrepɪˈtɪʃn̩] n. The act of repeating.
repine [rɪˈpaɪn] v. To indulge in fretfulness and faultfinding.
replenish [rɪˈplenɪʃ] v. To fill again, as something that has been emptied.
replete [rɪˈpliːt] adj. Full to the uttermost.
replic [aˈreplɪkə] n. A duplicate executed by the artist himself, and regarded, equally with the first, as an original.
repository [rɪˈpɒzɪtr̩i] n. A place in which goods are stored.
reprehend [ˌreprɪˈhend] v. To find fault with.
reprehensible [ˌreprɪˈhensəbl̩] adj. Censurable.
reprehension [ˌreprɪˈhenʃən] n. Expression of blame.
repress [rɪˈpres] v. To keep under restraint or control.
repressible [repressible] adj. Able to be kept under restraint or control.
reprieve [rɪˈpriːv] v. To grant a respite from punishment to.
reprimand [ˈreprɪmɑːnd] v. To chide or rebuke for a fault.
reprisal [rɪˈpraɪzl̩] n. Any infliction or act by way of retaliation on an enemy.
reprobate [ˈreprəbeɪt] n. One abandoned to depravity and sin.
reproduce [ˌriːprəˈdjuːs] v. To make a copy of.
reproduction [ˌriːprəˈdʌkʃn̩] n. The process by which an animal or plant gives rise to another of its kind.
reproof [rɪˈpruːf] n. An expression of disapproval or blame personally addressed to one censured.
repudiate [rɪˈpjuːdɪeɪt] v. To refuse to have anything to do with.
repugnance [rɪˈpʌɡnəns] n. Thorough dislike.
repugnant [rɪˈpʌɡnənt] adj. Offensive to taste and feeling.
repulse [rɪˈpʌls] n. The act of beating or driving back, as an attacking or advancing enemy.
repulsive [rɪˈpʌlsɪv] adj. Grossly offensive.
repute [rɪˈpjuːt] v. To hold in general opinion.
requiem [ˈrekwɪəm] n. A solemn mass sung for the repose of the souls of the dead.
requisite [ˈrekwɪzɪt] adj. Necessary.
requital [rɪˈkwaɪtl̩] n. Adequate return for good or ill.
requite [rɪˈkwaɪt] v. To repay either good or evil to, as to a person.
rescind [rɪˈsɪnd] v. To make void, as an act, by the enacting authority or a superior authority.
reseat [ˌriːˈsiːt] v. To place in position of office again.
resemblance [rɪˈzembləns] n. Similarity in quality or form.
resent [rɪˈzent] v. To be indignant at, as an injury or insult.
reservoir [ˈrezəvwɑː] n. A receptacle where a quantity of some material, especially of a liquid or gas, may be kept.
residue [ˈrezɪdjuː] n. A remainder or surplus after a part has been separated or otherwise treated.
resilience [rɪˈzɪlɪəns] n. The power of springing back to a former position
resilient [rɪˈzɪlɪənt] adj. Having the quality of springing back to a former position.
resistance [rɪˈzɪstəns] n. The exertion of opposite effort or effect.
resistant [rɪˈzɪstənt] adj. Offering or tending to produce resistance.
resistive [rɪˈzɪstɪv] adj. Having or exercising the power of resistance.
resistless [rɪˈzɪstləs] adj. Powerless.
resonance-1 [ˈrezənəns] n. The quality of being able to reinforce sound by sympathetic vibrations.
resonance-2 [ˈrezənəns] adj. Able to reinforce sound by sympathetic vibrations.
resonate [ˈrezəneɪt] v. To have or produce resonance.
resource [rɪˈzɔːs] n. That which is restored to, relied upon, or made available for aid or support.
respite [ˈrespaɪt] n. Interval of rest.
resplendent [rɪˈsplendənt] adj. Very bright.
respondent [rɪˈspɒndənt] adj. Answering.
restitution [ˌrestɪˈtjuːʃn̩] n. Restoration of anything to the one to whom it properly belongs.
resumption [rɪˈzʌmpʃn̩] n. The act of taking back, or taking again.
resurgent [rɪˈsɜːdʒənt] adj. Surging back or again.
resurrection [ˌrezəˈrekʃn̩] n. A return from death to life
resuscitate [rɪˈsʌsɪteɪt] v. To restore from apparent death.
retaliate [rɪˈtælɪeɪt] v. To repay evil with a similar evil.
retch [retʃ] v. To make an effort to vomit.
retention [rɪˈtenʃn̩] n. The keeping of a thing within one's power or possession.
reticence [ˈretɪsns] n. The quality of habitually keeping silent or being reserved in utterance.
reticent [ˈretɪsnt] adj. Habitually keeping silent or being reserved in utterance.
retinue [ˈretɪnjuː] n. The body of persons who attend a person of importance in travel or public appearance.
retort [rɪˈtɔːt] n. A retaliatory speech.
retouch [ˌriːˈtʌtʃ] v. To modify the details of.
retrace [riːˈtreɪs] v. To follow backward or toward the place of beginning, as a track or marking.
retract [rɪˈtrækt] v. To recall or take back (something that one has said).
retrench [rɪˈtrentʃ] v. To cut down or reduce in extent or quantity.
retrieve [rɪˈtriːv] v. To recover something by searching.
retroactive [ˌretrəʊˈæktɪv] adj. Operative on, affecting, or having reference to past events, transactions, responsibilities.
retrograde [ˈretrəɡreɪd] v. To cause to deteriorate or to move backward.
retrogression [ˌretrəˈɡreʃn̩] n. A going or moving backward or in a reverse direction.
retrospect [ˈretrəspekt] n. A view or contemplation of something past.
retrospective [ˌretrəˈspektɪv] adj. Looking back on the past.
reunite [ˌriːjuːˈnaɪt] v. To unite or join again, as after separation.
revelation [ˌrevəˈleɪʃn̩] n. A disclosing, discovering, or making known of what was before secret, private, or unknown.
revere [rɪˈvɪə] v. To regard with worshipful veneration.
reverent [ˈrevərənt] adj. Humble.
reversion [rɪˈvɜːʃn̩] n. A return to or toward some former state or condition.
revert [rɪˈvɜːt] v. To return, or turn or look back, as toward a former position or the like.
revile [rɪˈvaɪl] v. To heap approach or abuse upon.
revisal [revisal] n. Revision.
revise [rɪˈvaɪz] v. To examine for the correction of errors, or for the purpose of making changes.
revocation [ˌrevəˈkeɪʃn̩] n. Repeal.
revoke [rɪˈvəʊk] v. To rescind.
rhapsody [ˈræpsədi] n. Rapt or rapturous utterance.
rhetoric [ˈretərɪk] n. The art of discourse.
rhetorician [ˌretəˈrɪʃn̩] n. A showy writer or speaker.
ribald [ˈrɪbəld] adj. Indulging in or manifesting coarse indecency or obscenity.
riddance [ˈrɪdns] n. The act or ridding or delivering from something undesirable.
ridicule [ˈrɪdɪkjuːl] n. Looks or acts expressing amused contempt.
ridiculous [rɪˈdɪkjʊləs] adj. Laughable and contemptible.
rife [raɪf] adj. Abundant.
righteousness [ˈraɪtʃəsnəs] n. Rectitude.
rightful [ˈraɪtfəl] adj. Conformed to a just claim according to established laws or usage.
rigmarole [ˈrɪɡmərəʊl] n. Nonsense.
rigor [ˌrɪɡə ˈmɔːtɪs] n. Inflexibility.
rigorous [ˈrɪɡərəs] adj. Uncompromising.
ripplet [ripplet] n. A small ripple, as of water.
risible [ˈrɪzəbl̩] adj. capable of exciting laughter.
rivulet [ˈrɪvjʊlɪt] n. A small stream or brook.
robust [rəʊˈbʌst] adj. Characterized by great strength or power of endurance.
rondo [ˈrɒndəʊ] n. A musical composition during which the first part or subject is repeated several times.
rookery [ˈrʊkəri] n. A place where crows congregate to breed.
rotary [ˈrəʊtəri] adj. Turning around its axis, like a wheel, or so constructed as to turn thus.
rotate [rəʊˈteɪt] v. To cause to turn on or as on its axis, as a wheel.
rote [rəʊt] n. Repetition of words or sounds as a means of learning them, with slight attention.
rotund [rəʊˈtʌnd] adj. Round from fullness or plumpness.
rudimentary [ˌruːdɪˈmentri] adj. Being in an initial, early, or incomplete stage of development.
rue [ruː] v. To regret extremely.
ruffian [ˈrʌfɪən] adj. A lawless or recklessly brutal fellow.
ruminant [ˈruːmɪnənt] adj. Chewing the cud.
ruminate [ˈruːmɪneɪt] v. To chew over again, as food previously swallowed and regurgitated.
rupture [ˈrʌptʃə] v. To separate the parts of by violence.
rustic [ˈrʌstɪk] adj. Characteristic of dwelling in the country.
ruth [ruːθ] n. Sorrow for another's misery.
sacrifice [ˈsækrɪfaɪs] v. To make an offering of to deity, especially by presenting on an altar.
sacrificial [ˌsækrɪˈfɪʃl̩] adj. Offering or offered as an atonement for sin.
sacrilege [ˈsækrɪlɪdʒ] n. The act of violating or profaning anything sacred.
sacrilegious [ˌsækrɪˈlɪdʒəs] adj. Impious.
safeguard [ˈseɪfɡɑːd] v. To protect.
sagacious [səˈɡeɪʃəs] adj. Able to discern and distinguish with wise perception.
salacious [səˈleɪʃəs] adj. Having strong sexual desires.
salience [ˈseɪlɪəns] n. The condition of standing out distinctly.
salient [ˈseɪlɪənt] adj. Standing out prominently.
saline [ˈseɪlaɪn] adj. Constituting or consisting of salt.
salutary [ˈsæljʊtri] adj. Beneficial.
salutation [ˌsæljuːˈteɪʃn̩] n. Any form of greeting, hailing, or welcome, whether by word or act.
salutatory [səˈljuːtətərɪ] n. The opening oration at the commencement in American colleges.
salvage [ˈsælvɪdʒ] n. Any act of saving property.
salvo [ˈsælvəʊ] n. A salute given by firing all the guns, as at the funeral of an officer.
sanctimonious [ˌsæŋktɪˈməʊnɪəs] adj. Making an ostentatious display or hypocritical pretense of holiness or piety.
sanction [ˈsæŋkʃn̩] v. To approve authoritatively.
sanctity [ˈsæŋktɪti] n. Holiness.
sanguinary [ˈsæŋɡwɪnəri] adj. Bloody.
sanguine [ˈsæŋɡwɪn] adj. Having the color of blood.
sanguineous [sæŋˈɡwɪnɪəs] adj. Consisting of blood.
sapid [ˈsæpɪd] adj. Affecting the sense of taste.
sapience [ˈseɪpɪəns] n. Deep wisdom or knowledge.
sapient [ˈseɪpɪənt] adj. Possessing wisdom.
sapiential [ˌseɪpɪˈenʃəl] adj. Possessing wisdom.
saponaceous [ˌsæpəʊˈneɪʃəs] adj. Having the nature or quality of soap.
sarcasm [ˈsɑːkæzəm] n. Cutting and reproachful language.
sarcophagus [sɑːˈkɒfəɡəs] n. A stone coffin or a chest-like tomb.
sardonic [sɑːˈdɒnɪk] adj. Scornfully or bitterly sarcastic.
satiate [ˈseɪʃɪeɪt] v. To satisfy fully the appetite or desire of.
satire [ˈsætaɪə] n. The employment of sarcasm, irony, or keenness of wit in ridiculing vices.
satiric [səˈtɪrɪkl̩] adj. Resembling poetry, in which vice, incapacity ,or corruption is held up to ridicule.
satirize [ˈsætəraɪz] v. To treat with sarcasm or derisive wit.
satyr [ˈsætə] n. A very lascivious person.
savage [ˈsævɪdʒ] n. A wild and uncivilized human being.
savor [ˈseɪvə] v. To perceive by taste or smell.
scabbard [ˈskæbəd] n. The sheath of a sword or similar bladed weapon.
scarcity [ˈskeəsɪti] n. Insufficiency of supply for needs or ordinary demands.
scholarly [ˈskɒləli] adj. Characteristic of an erudite person.
scholastic [skəˈlæstɪk] adj. Pertaining to education or schools.
scintill [asɪnˈtɪlə] n. The faintest ray.
scintillate [ˈsɪntɪleɪt] v. To emit or send forth sparks or little flashes of light.
scope [skəʊp] n. A range of action or view.
scoundrel [ˈskaʊndrəl] n. A man without principle.
scribble [ˈskrɪbl̩] n. Hasty, careless writing.
scribe [skraɪb] n. One who writes or is skilled in writing.
script [skrɪpt] n. Writing or handwriting of the ordinary cursive form.
Scriptural [ˈskrɪptʃərəl] adj. Pertaining to, contained in, or warranted by the Holy Scriptures.
scruple [ˈskruːpl̩] n. Doubt or uncertainty regarding a question of moral right or duty.
scrupulous [ˈskruːpjʊləs] adj. Cautious in action for fear of doing wrong.
scurrilous [ˈskʌrɪləs] adj. Grossly indecent or vulgar.
scuttle [ˈskʌtl̩] v. To sink (a ship) by making holes in the bottom.
scythe [saɪð] n. A long curved blade for mowing, reaping, etc.
seance [ˈseɪɒ~s] n. A meeting of spirituals for consulting spirits.
sear [sɪə] v. To burn on the surface.
sebaceous [sɪˈbeɪʃəs] adj. Pertaining to or appearing like fat.
secant [ˈsiːkənt] adj. Cutting, especially into two parts.
secede [sɪˈsiːd] v. To withdraw from union or association, especially from a political or religious body.
secession [sɪˈseʃn̩] n. Voluntary withdrawal from fellowship, especially from political or religious bodies.
seclude [sɪˈkluːd] v. To place, keep, or withdraw from the companionship of others.
seclusion [sɪˈkluːʒn̩] n. Solitude.
secondary [ˈsekəndri] adj. Less important or effective than that which is primary.
secondly [ˈsekəndli] adv. In the second place in order or succession.
second-rate [ˈsekənd reɪt] adj. Second in quality, size, rank, importance, etc.
secrecy [ˈsiːkrəsi] n. Concealment.
secretary [ˈsekrətəri] n. One who attends to correspondence, keeps records. or does other writing for others.
secretive [ˈsiːkrətɪv] adj. Having a tendency to conceal.
sedate [sɪˈdeɪt] adj. Even-tempered.
sedentary [ˈsedntri] adj. Involving or requiring much sitting.
sediment [ˈsedɪmənt] n. Matter that settles to the bottom of a liquid.
sedition [sɪˈdɪʃn̩] n. Conduct directed against public order and the tranquillity of the state.
seditious [sɪˈdɪʃəs] adj. Promotive of conduct directed against public order and the tranquillity of the state.
seduce [sɪˈdjuːs] v. To entice to surrender chastity.
sedulous [ˈsedjʊləs] adj. Persevering in effort or endeavor.
seer [sɪə] n. A prophet.
seethe [siːð] v. To be violently excited or agitated.
seignior [ˈseɪnjə] n. A title of honor or respectful address, equivalent to sir.
seismograph [ˈsaɪzməɡrɑːf] n. An instrument for recording the phenomena of earthquakes.
seize [siːz] v. To catch or take hold of suddenly and forcibly.
selective [sɪˈlektɪv] adj. Having the power of choice.
self-respect [self rɪˈspekt] n. Rational self-esteem.
semblance [ˈsembləns] n. Outward appearance.
semicivilized [semicivilized] adj. Half-civilized.
semiconscious [ˌsemɪˈkɒnʃəs] adj. Partially conscious.
semiannual [ˌsemiˈænjəwəl] adj. Recurring at intervals of six months.
semicircle [ˈsemɪsɜːkl̩] n. A half-circle.
seminar [ˈsemɪnɑː] n. Any assemblage of pupils for real research in some specific study under a teacher.
seminary [ˈsemɪnəri] n. A special school, as of theology or pedagogics.
senile [ˈsiːnaɪl] adj. Peculiar to or proceeding from the weakness or infirmity of old age.
sensation [senˈseɪʃn̩] n. A condition of mind resulting from spiritual or inherent feeling.
sense [sens] n. The signification conveyed by some word, phrase, or action.
sensibility [ˌsensəˈbɪlɪti] n. Power to perceive or feel.
sensitive [ˈsensətɪv] adj. Easily affected by outside operations or influences.
sensorium [sensorium] n. The sensory apparatus.
sensual [ˈsenʃʊəl] adj. Pertaining to the body or the physical senses.
sensuous [ˈsenʃʊəs] adj. Having a warm appreciation of the beautiful or of the refinements of luxury.
sentence [ˈsentəns] n. A related group of words containing a subject and a predicate and expressing a complete thought.
sentience [ˈsenʃəns] n. Capacity for sensation or sense-perception.
sentient [ˈsenʃnt] adj. Possessing the power of sense or sense-perception.
sentinel [ˈsentɪnl̩] n. Any guard or watch stationed for protection.
separable [ˈsepərəbl̩] adj. Capable of being disjoined or divided.
separate [ˈseprət] v. To take apart.
separatist [ˈsepərətɪst] n. A seceder.
septennial [sepˈtenjəl] adj. Recurring every seven years.
sepulcher [sepulcher] n. A burial-place.
sequacious [sɪˈkweɪʃəs] adj. Ready to be led.
sequel [ˈsiːkwəl] n. That which follows in consequence of what has previously happened.
sequence [ˈsiːkwəns] n. The order in which a number or persons, things, or events follow one another in space or time.
sequent [ˈsiːkwənt] adj. Following in the order of time.
sequester [sɪˈkwestə] v. To cause to withdraw or retire, as from society or public life.
sequestrate [sɪˈkwestreɪt] v. To confiscate.
sergeant [ˈsɑːdʒənt] n. A non-commissioned military officer ranking next above a corporal.
sergeant-at-arms [ˈsɑːdʒənt ət ɑːmz] n. An executive officer in legislative bodies who enforces the orders of the presiding officer.
sergeant-major [ˌsɑːdʒənt ˈmeɪdʒə] n. The highest non-commissioned officer in a regiment.
service [ˈsɜːvɪs] n. Any work done for the benefit of another.
serviceable [ˈsɜːvɪsəbl̩] adj. Durable.
servitude [ˈsɜːvɪtjuːd] n. Slavery.
severance [ˈsevərəns] n. Separation.
severely [sɪˈvɪəli] adv. Extremely.
sextet [seksˈtet] n. A band of six singers or players.
sextuple [ˈsekstjʊpl] adj. Multiplied by six.
sheer [ʃɪə] adj. Absolute.
shiftless [ˈʃɪftləs] adj. Wanting in resource, energy, or executive ability.
shrewd [ʃruːd] adj. Characterized by skill at understanding and profiting by circumstances.
shriek [ʃriːk] n. A sharp, shrill outcry or scream, caused by agony or terror.
shrinkage [ˈʃrɪnkɪdʒ] n. A contraction of any material into less bulk or dimension.
shrivel [ˈʃrɪvl̩] v. To draw or be drawn into wrinkles.
shuffle [ˈʃʌfl̩] n. A mixing or changing the order of things.
sibilance [sibilance] n. A hissing sound.
sibilant [ˈsɪbɪlənt] adj. Made with a hissing sound.
sibilate [sibilate] v. To give a hissing sound to, as in pronouncing the letter s.
sidelong [ˈsaɪdlɒŋ] adj. Inclining or tending to one side.
sidereal [saɪˈdɪərɪəl] adj. Pertaining to stars or constellations.
siege [siːdʒ] n. A beleaguerment.
significance [sɪɡˈnɪfɪkəns] n. Importance.
significant [sɪɡˈnɪfɪkənt] adj. Important, especially as pointing something out.
signification [ˌsɪɡnɪfɪˈkeɪʃn̩] n. The meaning conveyed by language, actions, or signs.
similar [ˈsɪmələ] adj. Bearing resemblance to one another or to something else.
simile [ˈsɪmɪli] n. A comparison which directs the mind to the representative object itself.
similitude [sɪˈmɪlɪtjuːd] n. Similarity.
simplify [ˈsɪmplɪfaɪ] v. To make less complex or difficult.
simulate [ˈsɪmjʊleɪt] v. Imitate.
simultaneous [ˌsɪmlˈteɪnɪəs] adj. Occurring, done, or existing at the same time.
sinecure [ˈsaɪnɪkjʊə] n. Any position having emoluments with few or no duties.
singe [sɪndʒ] v. To burn slightly or superficially.
sinister [ˈsɪnɪstə] adj. Evil.
sinuosity [ˌsɪnjʊˈɒsɪti] n. The quality of curving in and out.
sinuous [ˈsɪnjʊəs] adj. Curving in and out.
sinus [ˈsaɪnəs] n. An opening or cavity.
siren [ˈsaɪərən] n. A sea-nymph, described by Homer as dwelling between the island of Circe and Scylla.
sirocco [sɪˈrɒkəʊ] n. hot winds from Africa.
sisterhood [ˈsɪstəhʊd] n. A body of sisters united by some bond of sympathy or by a religious vow.
skeptic [ˈskeptɪk] n. One who doubts any statements.
skepticism [ˈskeptɪsɪzəm] n. The entertainment of doubt concerning something.
skiff [skɪf] n. Usually, a small light boat propelled by oars.
skirmish [ˈskɜːmɪʃ] n. Desultory fighting between advanced detachments of two armies.
sleight [slaɪt] n. A trick or feat so deftly done that the manner of performance escapes observation.
slight [slaɪt] adj. Of a small importance or significance.
slothful [ˈsləʊθfəl] adj. Lazy.
sluggard [ˈslʌɡəd] n. A person habitually lazy or idle.
sociable [ˈsəʊʃəbl̩] adj. Inclined to seek company.
socialism [ˈsəʊʃəlɪzəm] n. A theory of civil polity that aims to secure the reconstruction of society.
socialist [ˈsəʊʃəlɪst] adj. One who advocates reconstruction of society by collective ownership of land and capital.
sociology [ˌsəʊʃiˈɒlədʒi] n. The philosophical study of society.
Sol [sɒl] n. The sun.
solace [ˈsɒlɪs] n. Comfort in grief, trouble, or calamity.
solar [ˈsəʊlə] adj. Pertaining to the sun.
solder [ˈsɒldə] n. A fusible alloy used for joining metallic surfaces or margins.
soldier [ˈsəʊldʒə] n. A person engaged in military service.
solecism [ˈsɒlɪsɪzəm] n. Any violation of established rules or customs.
solicitor [səˈlɪsɪtə] n. One who represents a client in court of justice; an attorney.
solicitude [səˈlɪsɪtjuːd] n. Uneasiness of mind occasioned by desire, anxiety, or fear.
soliloquy [səˈlɪləkwi] n. A monologue.
solstice [ˈsɒlstɪs] n. The time of year when the sun is at its greatest declination.
soluble [ˈsɒljʊbl̩] adj. Capable of being dissolved, as in a fluid.
solvent [ˈsɒlvənt] adj. Having sufficient funds to pay all debts.
somber [ˈsɑːmbə] adj. Gloomy.
somniferous [sɒmˈnɪfərəs] adj. Tending to produce sleep.
somnolence [ˈsɒmnələns] n. Oppressive drowsiness.
somnolent [ˈsɒmnələnt] adj. Sleepy.
sonat [asəˈnɑːtə] n. An instrumental composition.
sonnet [ˈsɒnɪt] n. A poem of fourteen decasyllabic or octosyllabiclines expressing two successive phrases.
sonorous [səˈnɔːrəs] adj. Resonant.
soothsayer [ˈsuːθseɪə] n. One who claims to have supernatural insight or foresight.
sophism [ˈsɒfɪzəm] n. A false argument understood to be such by the reasoner himself and intentionally used to deceive
sophistical [səˈfɪstɪkəl] adj. Fallacious.
sophisticate [səˈfɪstɪkeɪt] v. To deprive of simplicity of mind or manner.
sophistry [ˈsɒfɪstri] n. Reasoning sound in appearance only, especially when designedly deceptive.
soprano [səˈprɑːnəʊ] n. A woman's or boy's voice of high range.
sorcery [ˈsɔːsəri] n. Witchcraft.
sordid [ˈsɔːdɪd] adj. Of degraded character or nature.
souvenir [ˌsuːvəˈnɪə] n. A token of remembrance.
sparse [spɑːs] adj. Thinly diffused.
Spartan [ˈspɑːtn̩] adj. Exceptionally brave; rigorously severe.
spasmodic [spæzˈmɒdɪk] adj. Convulsive.
specialize [ˈspeʃəlaɪz] v. To assume an individual or specific character, or adopt a singular or special course.
specialty [ˈspeʃəlti] n. An employment limited to one particular line of work.
specie [ˈspiːʃiː] n. A coin or coins of gold, silver, copper, or other metal.
species [ˈspiːʃiːz] n. A classificatory group of animals or plants subordinate to a genus.
specimen [ˈspesɪmɪn] n. One of a class of persons or things regarded as representative of the class.
specious [ˈspiːʃəs] adj. Plausible.
spectator [spekˈteɪtə] n. One who beholds or looks on.
specter [ˈspektə] n. Apparition.
spectrum [ˈspektrəm] n. An image formed by rays of light or other radiant energy.
speculate [ˈspekjʊleɪt] v. To pursue inquiries and form conjectures.
speculator [ˈspekjʊleɪtə] n. One who makes an investment that involves a risk of loss, but also a chance of profit.
sphericity [sfɪˈrɪsɪtɪ] n. The state or condition of being a sphere.
spheroid [ˈsfɪərɔɪd] n. A body having nearly the form of a sphere.
spherometer [spherometer] n. An instrument for measuring curvature or radii of spherical surfaces.
spinous [spinous] adj. Having spines.
spinster [ˈspɪnstə] n. A woman who has never been married.
spontaneous [spɒnˈteɪnɪəs] adj. Arising from inherent qualities or tendencies without external efficient cause.
sprightly [ˈspraɪtli] adj. Vivacious.
spurious [ˈspjʊərɪəs] adj. Not genuine.
squabble [ˈskwɒbl̩] v. To quarrel.
squalid [ˈskwɒlɪd] adj. Having a dirty, mean, poverty-stricken appearance.
squatter [ˈskwɒtə] n. One who settles on land without permission or right.
stagnant [ˈstæɡnənt] adj. Not flowing: said of water, as in a pool.
stagnate [stæɡˈneɪt] v. To become dull or inert.
stagnation [stæɡˈneɪʃn̩] n. The condition of not flowing or not changing.
stagy [ˈsteɪdʒi] adj. Having a theatrical manner.
staid [steɪd] adj. Of a steady and sober character.
stallion [ˈstælɪən] n. An uncastrated male horse, commonly one kept for breeding.
stanchion [ˈstæntʃən] n. A vertical bar, or a pair of bars, used to confine cattle in a stall.
stanz [aˈstænzə] n. A group of rimed lines, usually forming one of a series of similar divisions in a poem.
statecraft [ˈsteɪtkrɑːft] n. The art of conducting state affairs.
static [ˈstætɪk] adj. Pertaining to or designating bodies at rest or forces in equilibrium.
statics [ˈstætɪks] n. The branch of mechanics that treats of the relations that subsist among forces in order.
stationary [ˈsteɪʃənri] adj. Not moving.
statistician [ˌstætɪˈstɪʃn̩] n. One who is skilled in collecting and tabulating numerical facts.
statuesque [ˌstætʃʊˈesk] adj. Having the grace, pose, or quietude of a statue.
statuette [ˌstætʃʊˈet] n. A figurine.
stature [ˈstætʃə] n. The natural height of an animal body.
statute [ˈstætʃuːt] n. Any authoritatively declared rule, ordinance, decree, or law.
stealth [stelθ] n. A concealed manner of acting.
stellar [ˈstelə] adj. Pertaining to the stars.
steppe [step] n. One of the extensive plains in Russia and Siberia.
sterling [ˈstɜːlɪŋ] adj. Genuine.
stifle [ˈstaɪfəl] v. To smother.
stigm [aˈstɪɡmə] n. A mark of infamy or token of disgrace attaching to a person as the result of evil-doing.
stiletto [stɪˈletəʊ] n. A small dagger.
stimulant [ˈstɪmjʊlənt] n. Anything that rouses to activity or to quickened action.
stimulate [ˈstɪmjʊleɪt] v. To rouse to activity or to quickened action.
stimulus [ˈstɪmjʊləs] n. Incentive.
stingy [ˈstɪndʒi] adj. Cheap, unwilling to spend money.
stipend [ˈstaɪpend] n. A definite amount paid at stated periods in compensation for services or as an allowance.
Stoicism [ˈstəʊɪsɪzəm] n. The principles or the practice of the Stoics-being very even tempered in success and failure.
stolid [ˈstɒlɪd] adj. Expressing no power of feeling or perceiving.
strait [streɪt] n. A narrow passage of water connecting two larger bodies of water.
stratagem [ˈstrætədʒəm] n. Any clever trick or device for obtaining an advantage.
stratum [ˈstrɑːtəm] n. A natural or artificial layer, bed, or thickness of any substance or material.
streamlet [ˈstriːmlɪt] n. Rivulet.
stringency [ˈstrɪndʒənsi] n. Strictness.
stringent [ˈstrɪndʒənt] adj. Rigid.
stripling [ˈstrɪpl̩ɪŋ] n. A mere youth.
studious [ˈstjuːdɪəs] adj. Having or showing devotion to the acquisition of knowledge.
stultify [ˈstʌltɪfaɪ] v. To give an appearance of foolishness to.
stupendous [stjuːˈpendəs] adj. Of prodigious size, bulk, or degree.
stupor [ˈstjuːpə] n. Profound lethargy.
suasion [ˈsweɪʒn̩] n. The act of persuading.
suave [swɑːv] adj. Smooth and pleasant in manner.
subacid [subacid] adj. Somewhat sharp or biting.
subaquatic [subaquatic] adj. Being, formed, or operating under water.
subconscious [ˌsʌbˈkɒnʃəs] adj. Being or occurring in the mind, but without attendant consciousness or conscious perception.
subjacent [sʌbˈdʒeɪsənt] adj. Situated directly underneath.
subjection [səbˈdʒekʃn̩] n. The act of bringing into a state of submission.
subjugate [ˈsʌbdʒʊɡeɪt] v. To conquer.
subliminal [ˌsʌbˈlɪmɪnl̩] adj. Being beneath the threshold of consciousness.
sublingual [sublingual] adj. Situated beneath the tongue.
submarine [ˌsʌbməˈriːn] adj. Existing, done, or operating beneath the surface of the sea.
submerge [səbˈmɜːdʒ] v. To place or plunge under water.
submergence [səbˈmɜːdʒəns] n. The act of submerging.
submersible [səbˈmɜːsəbl̩] adj. Capable of being put underwater.
submersion [səbˈmɜːʃn̩] n. The act of submerging.
submission [səbˈmɪʃn̩] n. A yielding to the power or authority of another.
submittal [submittal] n. The act of submitting.
subordinate [səˈbɔːdɪneɪt] adj. Belonging to an inferior order in a classification.
subsequent [ˈsʌbsɪkwənt] adj. Following in time.
subservience [səbˈsɜːvɪəns] n. The quality, character, or condition of being servilely following another's behests.
subservient [səbˈsɜːvɪənt] adj. Servilely following another's behests.
subside [səbˈsaɪd] v. To relapse into a state of repose and tranquillity.
subsist [səbˈsɪst] v. To be maintained or sustained.
subsistence [səbˈsɪstəns] n. Sustenance.
substantive [ˈsʌbstəntɪv] adj. Solid.
subtend [səbˈtend] v. To extend opposite to.
subterfuge [ˈsʌbtəfjuːdʒ] n. Evasion.
subterranean [ˌsʌbtəˈreɪnɪən] adj. Situated or occurring below the surface of the earth.
subtle [ˈsʌtl̩] adj. Discriminating.
subtrahend [ˈsʌbtrəhend] n. That which is to be subtracted.
subversion [səbˈvɜːʃn̩] n. An overthrow, as from the foundation.
subvert [sʌbˈvɜːt] v. To bring to ruin.
succeed [səkˈsiːd] v. To accomplish what is attempted or intended.
success [səkˈses] n. A favorable or prosperous course or termination of anything attempted.
successful [səkˈsesfəl] adj. Having reached a high degree of worldly prosperity.
successor [səkˈsesə] n. One who or that which takes the place of a predecessor or preceding thing.
succinct [səkˈsɪŋkt] adj. Concise.
succulent [ˈsʌkjʊlənt] adj. Juicy.
succumb [səˈkʌm] v. To cease to resist.
sufferance [ˈsʌfərəns] n. Toleration.
sufficiency [səˈfɪʃənsi] n. An ample or adequate supply.
suffrage [ˈsʌfrɪdʒ] n. The right or privilege of voting.
suffuse [səˈfjuːz] v. To cover or fill the surface of.
suggestible [səˈdʒestəbl̩] adj. That can be suggested.
suggestive [səˈdʒestɪv] adj. Stimulating to thought or reflection.
summary [ˈsʌməri] n. An abstract.
sumptuous [ˈsʌmptʃʊəs] adj. Rich and costly.
superabundance [ˌsuːpərəˈbʌndəns] n. An excessive amount.
superadd [superadd] v. To add in addition to what has been added.
superannuate [ˌsuːpəˈrænjʊeɪt] v. To become deteriorated or incapacitated by long service.
superb [suːˈpɜːb] adj. Sumptuously elegant.
supercilious [ˌsuːpəˈsɪlɪəs] adj. Exhibiting haughty and careless contempt.
superficial [ˌsuːpəˈfɪʃl̩] adj. Knowing and understanding only the ordinary and the obvious.
superfluity [ˌsuːpəˈflʊɪti] n. That part of anything that is in excess of what is needed.
superfluous [suːˈpɜːflʊəs] adj. Being more than is needed.
superheat [ˈsjuːpəhiːt] v. To heat to excess.
superintend [ˌsuːpərɪnˈtend] v. To have the charge and direction of, especially of some work or movement.
superintendence [ˌsuːpərɪnˈtendəns] n. Direction and management.
superintendent [ˌsuːpərɪnˈtendənt] n. One who has the charge and direction of, especially of some work or movement.
superlative [suːˈpɜːlətɪv] n. That which is of the highest possible excellence or eminence.
supernatural [ˌsuːpəˈnætʃrəl] adj. Caused miraculously or by the immediate exercise of divine power.
supernumerary [ˌsuːpəˈnjuːmərəri] adj. Superfluous.
supersede [ˌsuːpəˈsiːd] v. To displace.
supine [ˈsuːpaɪn] adj. Lying on the back.
supplant [səˈplɑːnt] v. To take the place of.
supple [ˈsʌpl̩] adj. Easily bent.
supplementary [ˌsʌplɪˈmentri] adj. Being an addition to.
supplicant [ˈsʌplɪkənt] n. One who asks humbly and earnestly.
supplicate [ˈsʌplɪkeɪt] v. To beg.
supposition [ˌsʌpəˈzɪʃn̩] n. Conjecture.
suppress [səˈpres] v. To prevent from being disclosed or punished.
suppressible [suppressible] adj. Capable of being suppressed.
suppression [səˈpreʃn̩] n. A forcible putting or keeping down.
supramundane [supramundane] adj. Supernatural.
surcharge [ˈsɜːtʃɑːdʒ] n. An additional amount charged.
surety [ˈʃʊərəti] n. Security for payment or performance.
surfeit [ˈsɜːfɪt] v. To feed to fullness or to satiety.
surmise [səˈmaɪz] v. To conjecture.
surmount [səˈmaʊnt] v. To overcome by force of will.
surreptitious [ˌsʌrəpˈtɪʃəs] adj. Clandestine.
surrogate [ˈsʌrəɡeɪt] n. One who or that which is substituted for or appointed to act in place of another.
surround [səˈraʊnd] v. To encircle.
surveyor [səˈveɪə] n. A land-measurer.
susceptibility [səˌseptəˈbɪlɪti] n. A specific capability of feeling or emotion.
susceptible [səˈseptəbl̩] adj. Easily under a specified power or influence.
suspense [səˈspens] n. Uncertainty.
suspension [səˈspenʃn̩] n. A hanging from a support.
suspicious [səˈspɪʃəs] adj. Inclined to doubt or mistrust.
sustenance [ˈsʌstɪnəns] n. Food.
swarthy [ˈswɔːði] adj. Having a dark hue, especially a dark or sunburned complexion.
Sybarite [ˈsɪbəraɪt] n. A luxurious person.
sycophant [ˈsɪkəfænt] n. A servile flatterer, especially of those in authority or influence.
syllabic [sɪˈlæbɪk] adj. Consisting of that which is uttered in a single vocal impulse.
syllabication [sɪˌlæbɪˈkeɪʃn̩] n. Division of words into that which is uttered in a single vocal impulse.
syllable [ˈsɪləbl̩] n. That which is uttered in a single vocal impulse.
syllabus [ˈsɪləbəs] n. Outline of a subject, course, lecture, or treatise.
sylph [sɪlf] n. A slender, graceful young woman or girl.
symmetrical [sɪˈmetrɪkl̩] adj. Well-balanced.
symmetry [ˈsɪmətri] n. Relative proportion and harmony.
sympathetic [ˌsɪmpəˈθetɪk] adj. Having a fellow-feeling for or like feelings with another or others.
sympathize [ˈsɪmpəθaɪz] v. To share the sentiments or mental states of another.
symphonic [sɪmˈfɒnɪk] adj. Characterized by a harmonious or agreeable mingling of sounds.
symphonious [symphonious] adj. Marked by a harmonious or agreeable mingling of sounds.
symphony [ˈsɪmfəni] n. A harmonious or agreeable mingling of sounds.
synchronism [ˈsɪŋkrənɪzm] n. Simultaneousness.
syndicate [ˈsɪndɪkeɪt] n. An association of individuals united for the prosecution of some enterprise.
syneresis [syneresis] n. The coalescence of two vowels or syllables, as e'er for ever.
synod [ˈsɪnəd] n. An ecclesiastical council.
synonym [ˈsɪnənɪm] n. A word having the same or almost the same meaning as some other.
synopsis [sɪˈnɒpsɪs] n. A syllabus or summary.
systematic [ˌsɪstəˈmætɪk] adj. Methodical.
tableau [ˈtæbləʊ] n. An arrangement of inanimate figures representing a scene from real life.
tacit [ˈtæsɪt] adj. Understood.
taciturn [ˈtæsɪtɜːn] adj. Disinclined to conversation.
tack [tæk] n. A small sharp-pointed nail.
tact [tækt] n. Fine or ready mental discernment shown in saying or doing the proper thing.
tactician [tækˈtɪʃn̩] n. One who directs affairs with skill and shrewdness.
tactics [ˈtæktɪks] n. Any maneuvering or adroit management for effecting an object.
tangency [tangency] n. The state of touching.
tangent [ˈtændʒənt] adj. Touching.
tangible [ˈtændʒəbl̩] adj. Perceptible by touch.
tannery [ˈtænəri] n. A place where leather is tanned.
tantalize [ˈtæntəlaɪz] v. To tease.
tantamount [ˈtæntəmaʊnt] adj. Having equal or equivalent value, effect, or import.
tapestry [ˈtæpɪstri] n. A fabric to which a pattern is applied with a needle, designed for ornamental hangings.
tarnish [ˈtɑːnɪʃ] v. To lessen or destroy the luster of in any way.
taut [tɔːt] adj. Stretched tight.
taxation [tækˈseɪʃn̩] n. A levy, by government, of a fixed contribution.
taxidermy [ˈtæksɪdɜːmi] n. The art or process of preserving dead animals or parts of them.
technic [ˈteknɪk] adj. Technical.
technicality [ˌteknɪˈkælɪti] n. Something peculiar to a particular art, trade, or the like.
technique [tekˈniːk] n. Manner of performance.
technography [technography] n. The scientific description or study of human arts and industries in their historic development.
technology [tekˈnɒlədʒi] n. The knowledge relating to industries and manufactures.
teem [tiːm] v. To be full to overflowing.
telepathy [tɪˈlepəθi] n. Thought-transference.
telephony [tɪˈlefəni] n. The art or process of communicating by telephone.
telescope [ˈtelɪskəʊp] v. To drive together so that one slides into the another like the sections of a spy-glass.
telltale [ˈtelteɪl] adj. That gives warning or information.
temerity [tɪˈmerɪti] n. Recklessness.
temporal [ˈtempərəl] adj. Pertaining to or concerned with the affairs of the present life.
temporary [ˈtemprəri] adj. Lasting for a short time only.
temporize [ˈtempəraɪz] v. To pursue a policy of delay.
tempt [tempt] v. To offer to (somebody) an inducement to do wrong.
tempter [ˈtemptə] n. An allurer or enticer to evil.
tenacious [tɪˈneɪʃəs] adj. Unyielding.
tenant [ˈtenənt] n. An occupant.
tendency [ˈtendənsi] n. Direction or inclination, as toward some objector end.
tenet [ˈtenɪt] n. Any opinion, principle, dogma, or doctrine that a person believes or maintains as true.
tenor [ˈtenə] n. A settled course or manner of progress.
tense [tens] adj. Strained to stiffness.
tentative [ˈtentətɪv] adj. Done as an experiment.
tenure [ˈtenjʊə] n. The term during which a thing is held.
tercentenary [ˌtɜːsenˈtiːnəri] adj. Pertaining to a period of 300 years.
termagant [ˈtɜːməɡənt] adj. Violently abusive and quarrelsome.
terminal [ˈtɜːmɪnl̩] adj. Pertaining to or creative of a boundary, limit.
terminate [ˈtɜːmɪneɪt] v. To put an end or stop to.
termination [ˌtɜːmɪˈneɪʃn̩] n. The act of ending or concluding.
terminus [ˈtɜːmɪnəs] n. The final point or goal.
terrify [ˈterɪfaɪ] v. To fill with extreme fear.
territorial [ˌterɪˈtɔːrɪəl] adj. Pertaining to the domain over which a sovereign state exercises jurisdiction.
terse [tɜːs] adj. Pithy.
testament [ˈtestəmənt] n. A will.
testator [teˈsteɪtə] n. The maker of a will.
testimonial [ˌtestɪˈməʊnɪəl] n. A formal token of regard, often presented in public.
thearchy [thearchy] n. Government by a supreme deity.
theism [ˈθiːɪzəm] n. Belief in God.
theocracy [θɪˈɒkrəsi] n. A government administered by ecclesiastics.
theocrasy [theocrasy] n. The mixed worship of polytheism.
theologian [ˌθɪəˈləʊdʒən] n. A professor of divinity.
theological [ˌθɪəˈlɒdʒɪkl̩] adj. Based on or growing out of divine revelation.
theology [θɪˈɒlədʒi] n. The branch of theological science that treats of God.
theoretical [θɪəˈretɪkl̩] adj. Directed toward knowledge for its own sake without respect to applications.
theorist [ˈθɪərɪst] n. One given to speculating.
theorize [ˈθɪəraɪz] v. To speculate.
thereabout [ˈðeərəbaʊt] adv. Near that number, quantity, degree, place, or time, approximately.
therefor [ðeəˈfɔː] adv. For that or this.
thermal [ˈθɜːml̩] adj. Of or pertaining to heat.
thermoelectric [ˈθɜːməʊɪˈlektrɪk] adj. Denoting electricity produced by heat.
thermoelectricity [ˈθɜːməʊɪlekˈtrɪsɪtɪ] n. Electricity generated by differences of temperature,
thesis [ˈθiːsɪs] n. An essay or treatise on a particular subject.
thoroughbred [ˈθʌrəbred] adj. Bred from the best or purest blood or stock.
thoroughfare [ˈθʌrəfeə] n. A public street or road.
thrall [θrɔːl] n. One controlled by an appetite or a passion.
tilth [tɪlθ] n. Cultivation.
timbre [ˈtæmbrə] n. The quality of a tone, as distinguished from intensity and pitch.
timorous [ˈtɪmərəs] adj. Lacking courage.
tincture [ˈtɪŋktʃə] n. A solution, usually alcoholic, of some principle used in medicine.
tinge [tɪndʒ] n. A faint trace of color.
tipsy [ˈtɪpsi] adj. Befuddled with drinks.
tirade [taɪˈreɪd] n. Harangue.
tireless [ˈtaɪələs] adj. Untiring.
tiresome [ˈtaɪəsəm] adj. Wearisome.
Titanic [taɪˈtænɪk] adj. Of vast size or strength.
toilsome [ˈtɔɪlsəm] adj. Laborious.
tolerable [ˈtɒlərəbl̩] adj. Moderately good.
tolerance [ˈtɒlərəns] n. Forbearance in judging of the acts or opinions of others.
tolerant [ˈtɒlərənt] adj. Indulgent.
tolerate [ˈtɒləreɪt] v. To passively permit or put up with.
toleration [ˌtɒləˈreɪʃn̩] n. A spirit of charitable leniency.
topography [təˈpɒɡrəfi] n. The art of representing on a map the physical features of any locality or region with accuracy.
torpor [ˈtɔːpə] n. Apathy.
torrid [ˈtɒrɪd] adj. Excessively hot.
tortious [tortious] adj. Wrongful.
tortuous [ˈtɔːtʃʊəs] adj. Abounding in irregular bends or turns.
torturous [ˈtɔːˌtʃuːəs] adj. Marked by extreme suffering.
tractable [ˈtræktəbl̩] adj. Easily led or controlled.
trait [treɪt] n. A distinguishing feature or quality.
trajectory [trəˈdʒektəri] n. The path described by a projectile moving under given forces.
trammel [ˈtræməl] n. An impediment.
tranquil [ˈtræŋkwɪl] adj. Calm.
tranquilize [ˈtrænkwɪlaɪz] v. To soothe.
tranquility [trænˈkwɪlɪti] n. Calmness.
transalpine [trænˈzælpaɪn] adj. Situated on the other side of the Alps.
transact [trænˈzækt] v. To do business.
transatlantic [ˌtrænzətˈlæntɪk] adj. Situated beyond or on the other side of the Atlantic.
transcend [trænˈsend] v. To surpass.
transcendent [trænˈsendənt] adj. Surpassing.
transcontinental [ˌtrænzkɒntɪˈnentl̩] adj. Extending or passing across a continent.
transcribe [trænˈskraɪb] v. To write over again (something already written)
transcript [ˈtrænskrɪpt] n. A copy made directly from an original.
transfer [ˈtrænsfɜː] v. To convey, remove, or cause to pass from one person or place to another.
transferable [trænsˈfɜːrəbl̩] adj. Capable of being conveyed from one person or place to another.
transferee [ˌtrænsfɜːˈriː] n. The person to whom a transfer is made.
transference [ˈtrænsfərəns] n. The act of conveying from one person or place to another.
transferrer [transferrer] n. One who or that which conveys from one person or place to another.
transfigure [trænsˈfɪɡə] v. To give an exalted meaning or glorified appearance to.
transfuse [trænsˈfjuːz] v. To pour or cause to pass, as a fluid, from one vessel to another.
transfusible [transfusible] adj. Capable of being poured from one vessel to another.
transfusion [trænsˈfjuːʒn̩] n. The act of pouring from one vessel to another.
transgress [trænzˈɡres] v. To break a law.
transience [ˈtrænzɪəns] n. Something that is of short duration.
transient [ˈtrænzɪənt] n. One who or that which is only of temporary existence.
transition [trænˈzɪʃn̩] n. Passage from one place, condition, or action to another.
transitory [ˈtrænsɪtr̩i] adj. Existing for a short time only.
translate [trænzˈleɪt] v. To give the sense or equivalent of in another language or dialect.
translator [trænzˈleɪtə] n. An interpreter.
translucence [trænzˈluːsns] n. The property or state of allowing the passage of light.
translucent [trænzˈluːsnt] adj. Allowing the passage of light.
transmissible [trænzˈmɪsəbl] adj. That may e sent through or across.
transmission [trænzˈmɪʃn̩] n. The act of sending through or across.
transmit [trænzˈmɪt] v. To send trough or across.
transmute [trænzˈmjuːt] v. To change in nature, substance, or form.
transparent [trænsˈpærənt] adj. Easy to see through or understand.
transpire [trænsˈpaɪə] v. To come to pass.
transplant [ˈtrænsplɑːnt] v. To remove and plant in another place.
transposition [ˌtrænspəˈzɪʃn̩] n. The act of reversing the order or changing the place of.
transverse [ˈtrænzvɜːs] adj. Lying or being across or in a crosswise direction.
travail [ˈtræveɪl] n. Hard or agonizing labor.
travesty [ˈtrævəsti] n. A grotesque imitation.
treacherous [ˈtretʃərəs] adj. Perfidious.
treachery [ˈtretʃəri] n. Violation of allegiance, confidence, or plighted faith.
treasonable [ˈtriːzənəbl̩] adj. Of the nature of betrayal, treachery, or breech of allegiance.
treatise [ˈtriːtɪs] n. An elaborate literary composition presenting a subject in all its parts.
treble [ˈtrebl̩] adj. Multiplied by three.
trebly [trebly] adv. Triply.
tremendous [trɪˈmendəs] adj. Awe-inspiring.
tremor [ˈtremə] n. An involuntary trembling or shivering.
tremulous [ˈtremjʊləs] adj. Characterized by quivering or unsteadiness.
trenchant [ˈtrentʃənt] adj. Cutting deeply and quickly.
trepidation [ˌtrepɪˈdeɪʃn̩] n. Nervous uncertainty of feeling.
trestle [ˈtresl̩] n. An open braced framework for supporting the horizontal stringers of a railway-bridge.
triad [ˈtraɪæd] n. A group of three persons of things.
tribune [ˈtrɪbjuːn] n. Any champion of the rights and liberties of the people: often used as the name for a newspaper.
trickery [ˈtrɪkəri] n. Artifice.
tricolor [tricolor] adj. Of three colors.
tricycle [ˈtraɪsɪkl̩] n. A three-wheeled vehicle.
trident [ˈtraɪdnt] n. The three-pronged fork that was the emblem of Neptune.
triennial [traɪˈenɪəl] adj. Taking place every third year.
trimness [trimness] n. Neatness.
trinity [ˈtrɪnɪti] n. A threefold personality existing in the one divine being or substance.
trio [ˈtriːəʊ] n. Three things grouped or associated together.
triple [ˈtrɪpl̩] adj. Threefold.
triplicate [ˈtrɪplɪkeɪt] adj. Composed of or pertaining to three related things or parts.
triplicity [triplicity] n. The state of being triple or threefold.
tripod [ˈtraɪpɒd] n. A three-legged stand, usually hinged near the top, for supporting some instrument.
trisect [traɪˈsekt] v. To divide into three parts, especially into three equal parts.
trite [traɪt] adj. Made commonplace by frequent repetition.
triumvir [traɪˈʌmvə] n. One of three men united coordinately in public office or authority.
trivial [ˈtrɪvɪəl] adj. Of little importance or value.
troublesome [ˈtrʌblsəm] adj. Burdensome.
truculence [ˈtrʌkjʊləns] n. Ferocity.
truculent [ˈtrʌkjʊlənt] adj. Having the character or the spirit of a savage.
truism [ˈtruːɪzəm] n. A statement so plainly true as hardly to require statement or proof.
truthful [ˈtruːθfəl] adj. Veracious.
turgid [ˈtɜːdʒɪd] adj. Swollen.
turpitude [ˈtɜːpɪtjuːd] n. Depravity.
tutelage [ˈtjuːtɪlɪdʒ] n. The act of training or the state of being under instruction.
tutelar [ˈtjuːtɪlə] adj. Protective.
tutorship [ˈtjuːtəʃɪp] n. The office of a guardian.
twinge [twɪndʒ] n. A darting momentary local pain.
typical [ˈtɪpɪkl̩] adj. Characteristic.
typify [ˈtɪpɪfaɪ] v. To serve as a characteristic example of.
typographical [taɪˈpɒɡrəfi] adj. Pertaining to typography or printing.
typography [taɪˈpɒɡrəfi] n. The arrangement of composed type, or the appearance of printed matter.
tyrannical [tɪˈrænɪkl̩] adj. Despotic.
tyranny [ˈtɪrəni] n. Absolute power arbitrarily or unjustly administrated.
tyro [ˈtaɪərəʊ] n. One slightly skilled in or acquainted with any trade or profession.
ubiquitous [juːˈbɪkwɪtəs] adj. Being present everywhere.
ulterior [ʌlˈtɪərɪə] adj. Not so pertinent as something else to the matter spoken of.
ultimate [ˈʌltɪmət] adj. Beyond which there is nothing else.
ultimatum [ˌʌltɪˈmeɪtəm] n. A final statement or proposal, as concerning terms or conditions.
ultramundane [ˌʌltrəˈmʌndeɪn] adj. Pertaining to supernatural things or to another life.
ultramontane [ˌʌltrəmɒnˈteɪn] adj. Beyond the mountains, especially beyond the Alps (that is, on their Italian side).
umbrage [ˈʌmbrɪdʒ] n. A sense of injury.
unaccountable [ˌʌnəˈkaʊntəbl̩] adj. Inexplicable.
unaffected [ˌʌnəˈfektɪd] adj. Sincere.
unanimous [juːˈnænɪməs] adj. Sharing the same views or sentiments.
unanimity [ˌjuːnəˈnɪmɪti] n. The state or quality of being of one mind.
unavoidable [ˌʌnəˈvoɪdəbl̩] adj. Inevitable.
unbearable [ʌnˈbeərəbl̩] adj. Unendurable.
unbecoming [ˌʌnbɪˈkʌmɪŋ] adj. Unsuited to the wearer, place, or surroundings.
unbelief [ˌʌnbɪˈliːf] n. Doubt.
unbiased [ˌʌnˈbaɪəst] adj. Impartial, as judgment.
unbridled [ˌʌnˈbraɪdl̩d] adj. Being without restraint.
uncommon [ʌnˈkɒmən] adj. Rare.
unconscionable [ʌnˈkɒnʃənəbl̩] adj. Ridiculously or unjustly excessive.
unconscious [ʌnˈkɒnʃəs] adj. Not cognizant of objects, actions, etc.
unction [ˈʌŋkʃn̩] n. The art of anointing as with oil.
unctuous [ˈʌŋktʃʊəs] adj. Oily.
undeceive [ˌʌndɪˈsiːv] v. To free from deception, as by apprising of the real state of affairs.
undercharge [ˌʌndəˈtʃɑːdʒ] v. To make an inadequate charge for.
underexposed [ˌʌndərɪkˈspəʊzd] adj. Insufficiently exposed for proper or full development, as negatives in photography.
undergarment [ˈʌndəɡɑːmənt] n. A garment to be worn under the ordinary outer garments.
underman [ˈəndərˌmæn] v. To equip with less than the full complement of men.
undersell [ˌʌndəˈsel] v. To sell at a lower price than.
undersized [ˌʌndəˈsaɪzd] adj. Of less than the customary size.
underhanded [ˈʌndəhændɪd] adj. Clandestinely carried on.
underlie [ˌʌndəˈlaɪ] v. To be the ground or support of.
underling [ˈʌndəlɪŋ] n. A subordinate.
undermine [ˌʌndəˈmaɪn] v. To subvert in an underhand way.
underrate [ˌʌndəˈreɪt] v. To undervalue.
understate [ˌʌndəˈsteɪt] v. To fail to put strongly enough, as a case.
undervalue [ˌʌndəˈvæljuː] v. To underestimate.
underworld [ˈʌndəwɜːld] n. Hades.
underwrite [ˌʌndəˈraɪt] v. To issue or be party to the issue of a policy of insurance.
undue [ˌʌnˈdjuː] adj. More than sufficient.
undulate [ˈʌndjʊleɪt] v. To move like a wave or in waves.
undulous [undulous] adj. Resembling waves.
unfavorable [ˌənˈfeɪvərəbəl] adj. Adverse.
ungainly [ʌnˈɡeɪnli] adj. Clumsy.
unguent [ˈʌŋɡwənt] n. Any ointment or lubricant for local application.
unicellular [ˌjuːnɪˈseljələ] adj. Consisting of a single cell.
univalence [univalence] n. Monovalency.
unify [ˈjuːnɪfaɪ] v. To cause to be one.
unique [juːˈniːk] adj. Being the only one of its kind.
unison [ˈjuːnɪsn̩] n. A condition of perfect agreement and accord.
unisonant [unisonant] adj. Being in a condition of perfect agreement and accord.
Unitarian [ˌjuːnɪˈteərɪən] adj. Pertaining to a religious body that rejects the doctrine of the Trinity.
unlawful [ʌnˈlɔːfəl] adj. Illegal.
unlimited [ʌnˈlɪmɪtɪd] adj. Unconstrained.
unnatural [ʌnˈnætʃrəl] adj. Artificial.
unnecessary [ʌnˈnesəsri] adj. Not essential under the circumstances.
unsettle [ˌʌnˈsetl̩] v. To put into confusion.
unsophisticated [ˌʌnsəˈfɪstɪkeɪtɪd] adj. Showing inexperience.
unspeakable [ʌnˈspiːkəbl̩] adj. Abominable.
untimely [ʌnˈtaɪmli] adj. Unseasonable.
untoward [ˌʌntəˈwɔːd] adj. Causing annoyance or hindrance.
unutterable [ʌnˈʌtərəbl̩] adj. Inexpressible.
unwieldy [ʌnˈwiːldi] adj. Moved or managed with difficulty, as from great size or awkward shape.
unwise [ʌnˈwaɪz] adj. Foolish.
unyoke [ˈʌnˈjəʊk] v. To separate.
up-keep [ˈʌpkiːp] n. Maintenance.
upbraid [ˌʌpˈbreɪd] v. To reproach as deserving blame.
upcast [ˈʌpkɑːst] n. A throwing upward.
upheaval [ˌʌpˈhiːvəl] n. Overthrow or violent disturbance of established order or condition.
upheave [ʌpˈhiːv] v. To raise or lift with effort.
uppermost [ˈʌpəməʊst] adj. First in order of precedence.
uproarious [ʌpˈrɔːrɪəs] adj. Noisy.
uproot [ˌʌpˈruːt] v. To eradicate.
upturn [ˈʌptɜːn] v. To throw into confusion.
urban [ˈɜːbən] adj. Of, or pertaining to, or like a city.
urbanity [ɜːˈbænɪti] n. Refined or elegant courtesy.
urchin [ˈɜːtʃɪn] n. A roguish, mischievous boy.
urgency [ˈɜːdʒənsi] n. The pressure of necessity.
usage [ˈjuːsɪdʒ] n. Treatment.
usurious [juːˈzjʊərɪəs] adj. Taking unlawful or exorbitant interest on money loaned.
usurp [juːˈzɜːp] v. To take possession of by force.
usury [ˈjuːʒəri] n. The demanding for the use of money as a loan, a rate of interest beyond what is allowed by law.
utilitarianism [ju:ˌtɪlɪˈteərɪənɪzəm] n. The ethical doctrine that actions are right because they are useful or of beneficial tendency.
utility [juːˈtɪlɪti] n. Fitness for some desirable practical purpose.
utmost [ˈʌtməʊst] n. The greatest possible extent.
vacate [vəˈkeɪt] v. To leave.
vaccinate [ˈvæksɪneɪt] v. To inoculate with vaccine virus or virus of cowpox.
vacillate [ˈvæsɪleɪt] v. To waver.
vacuous [ˈvækjʊəs] adj. Empty.
vacuum [ˈvækjʊəm] n. A space entirely devoid of matter.
vagabond [ˈvæɡəbɒnd] n. A wanderer.
vagrant [ˈveɪɡrənt] n. An idle wanderer.
vainglory [veɪnˈɡlɔːri] n. Excessive, pretentious, and demonstrative vanity.
vale [veɪl] n. Level or low land between hills.
valediction [ˌvælɪˈdɪkʃn̩] n. A bidding farewell.
valedictorian [ˌvæləˌdɪkˈtɔːiən] n. Student who delivers an address at graduating exercises of an educational institution.
valedictory [ˌvælɪˈdɪktəri] n. A parting address.
valid [ˈvælɪd] adj. Founded on truth.
valorous [ˈvælərəs] adj. Courageous.
vapid [ˈvæpɪd] adj. Having lost sparkling quality and flavor.
vaporizer [ˈveɪpəraɪzə] n. An atomizer.
variable [ˈveərɪəbl̩] adj. Having a tendency to change.
variance [ˈveərɪəns] n. Change.
variant [ˈveərɪənt] n. A thing that differs from another in form only, being the same in essence or substance.
variation [ˌveərɪˈeɪʃn̩] n. Modification.
variegate [ˈveərɪɡeɪt] v. To mark with different shades or colors.
vassal [ˈvæsəl] n. A slave or bondman.
vaudeville [ˈvɔːdəvɪl] n. A variety show.
vegetal [ˈvedʒətəl] adj. Of or pertaining to plants.
vegetarian [ˌvedʒɪˈteərɪən] n. One who believes in the theory that man's food should be exclusively vegetable.
vegetate [ˈvedʒɪteɪt] v. To live in a monotonous, passive way without exercise of the mental faculties.
vegetation [ˌvedʒɪˈteɪʃn̩] n. Plant-life in the aggregate.
vegetative [ˈvedʒɪtətɪv] adj. Pertaining to the process of plant-life.
vehement [ˈviːəmənt] adj. Very eager or urgent.
velocity [vəˈlɒsɪti] n. Rapid motion.
velvety [ˈvelvɪti] adj. Marked by lightness and softness.
venal [ˈviːnəl] adj. Mercenary, corrupt.
vendible [ˈvendəbl] adj. Marketable.
vendition [vendition] n. The act of selling.
vendor [ˈvendə] n. A seller.
veneer [vəˈnɪə] n. Outside show or elegance.
venerable [ˈvenərəbl̩] adj. Meriting or commanding high esteem.
venerate [ˈvenəreɪt] v. To cherish reverentially.
venereal [vəˈnɪərɪəl] adj. Pertaining to or proceeding from sexual intercourse.
venial [ˈviːnɪəl] adj. That may be pardoned or forgiven, a forgivable sin.
venison [ˈvenɪsn̩] n. The flesh of deer.
venom [ˈvenəm] n. The poisonous fluid that certain animals secrete.
venous [ˈviːnəs] adj. Of, pertaining to, or contained or carried in a vein or veins.
veracious [vəˈreɪʃəs] adj. Habitually disposed to speak the truth.
veracity [vəˈræsɪti] n. Truthfulness.
verbatim [vɜːˈbeɪtɪm] adv. Word for word.
verbiage [ˈvɜːbɪɪdʒ] n. Use of many words without necessity.
verbose [vɜːˈbəʊs] adj. Wordy.
verdant [ˈvɜːdnt] adj. Green with vegetation.
verification [ˌverɪfɪˈkeɪʃn̩] n. The act of proving to be true, exact, or accurate.
verify [ˈverɪfaɪ] v. To prove to be true, exact, or accurate.
verily [ˈverəli] adv. In truth.
verity [ˈverɪti] n. Truth.
vermin [ˈvɜːmɪn] n. A noxious or troublesome animal.
vernacular [vəˈnækjʊlə] n. The language of one's country.
vernal [ˈvɜːnəl] adj. Belonging to or suggestive of the spring.
versatile [ˈvɜːsətaɪl] adj. Having an aptitude for applying oneself to new and varied tasks or to various subjects.
version [ˈvɜːʃn̩] n. A description or report of something as modified by one's character or opinion.
vertex [ˈvɜːteks] n. Apex.
vertical [ˈvɜːtɪkl̩] adj. Lying or directed perpendicularly to the horizon.
vertigo [ˈvɜːtɪɡəʊ] n. Dizziness.
vestige [ˈvestɪdʒ] n. A visible trace, mark, or impression, of something absent, lost, or gone.
vestment [ˈvestmənt] n. Clothing or covering.
veto [ˈviːtəʊ] n. The constitutional right in a chief executive of refusing to approve an enactment.
vicarious [vɪˈkeərɪəs] adj. Suffered or done in place of or for the sake of another.
viceroy [ˈvaɪsroɪ] n. A ruler acting with royal authority in place of the sovereign in a colony or province.
vicissitude [vɪˈsɪsɪtjuːd] n. A change, especially a complete change, of condition or circumstances, as of fortune.
vie [vaɪ] v. To contend.
vigilance [ˈvɪdʒɪləns] n. Alert and intent mental watchfulness in guarding against danger.
vigilant [ˈvɪdʒɪlənt] adj. Being on the alert to discover and ward off danger or insure safety.
vignette [viːˈnjet] n. A picture having a background or that is shaded off gradually.
vincible [ˈvɪnsɪbl] adj. Conquerable.
vindicate [ˈvɪndɪkeɪt] v. To prove true, right, or real.
vindicatory [ˈvɪndɪkətərɪ] adj. Punitive.
vindicative [ˈvɪndɪkətɪv] adj. Revengeful.
vinery [ˈvaɪnəri] n. A greenhouse for grapes.
viol-1 [ˈvaɪəl] n. A stringed instrument of the violin class.
viol-2 [avɪˈəʊlə] n. A musical instrument somewhat larger than a violin.
violator [ˈvaɪəleɪt] n. One who transgresses.
violation [ˌvaɪəˈleɪʃn̩] n. Infringement.
violoncello [ˌvaɪələnˈtʃeləʊ] n. A stringed instrument held between the player's knees.
virago [vɪˈrɑːɡəʊ] n. A bold, impudent, turbulent woman.
virile [ˈvɪraɪl] adj. Masculine.
virtu [vɜːˈtuː] n. Rare, curious, or beautiful quality.
virtual [ˈvɜːtʃʊəl] adj. Being in essence or effect, but not in form or appearance.
virtuoso [ˌvɜːtʃʊˈəʊzəʊ] n. A master in the technique of some particular fine art.
virulence [ˈvɪrʊləns] n. Extreme poisonousness.
virulent [ˈvɪrʊlənt] adj. Exceedingly noxious or deleterious.
visage [ˈvɪzɪdʒ] n. The face, countenance, or look of a person.
viscount [ˈvaɪkaʊnt] n. In England, a title of nobility, ranking fourth in the order of British peerage.
vist [aˈvɪstə] n. A view or prospect.
visual [ˈvɪʒuəl] adj. Perceptible by sight.
visualize [ˈvɪʒuəlaɪz] v. To give pictorial vividness to a mental representation.
vitality [vaɪˈtælɪti] n. The state or quality of being necessary to existence or continuance.
vitalize [ˈvaɪtəlaɪz] v. To endow with life or energy.
vitiate [ˈvɪʃɪeɪt] v. To contaminate.
vituperable [vituperable] adj. Deserving of censure.
vivacity [vɪˈvæsɪti] n. Liveliness.
vivify [ˈvɪvɪfaɪ] v. To endue with life.
vivisection [ˌvɪvɪˈsekʃn̩] n. The dissection of a living animal.
vocable [ˈvəʊkəbl] n. a word, especially one regarded in relation merely to its qualities of sound.
vocative [ˈvɒkətɪv] adj. Of or pertaining to the act of calling.
vociferance [vociferance] n. The quality of making a clamor.
vociferate [vəˈsɪfəreɪt] v. To utter with a loud and vehement voice.
vociferous [vəˈsɪfərəs] adj. Making a loud outcry.
vogue [vəʊɡ] n. The prevalent way or fashion.
volant [ˈvəʊlənt] adj. Flying or able to fly.
volatile [ˈvɒlətaɪl] adj. Changeable.
volition [vəˈlɪʃn̩] n. An act or exercise of will.
volitive [volitive] adj. Exercising the will.
voluble [ˈvɒljʊbl̩] adj. Having great fluency in speaking.
voluptuous [vəˈlʌptʃʊəs] adj. having fullness of beautiful form, as a woman, with or without sensuous or sensual quality.
voracious [vəˈreɪʃəs] adj. Eating with greediness or in very large quantities.
vortex [ˈvɔːteks] n. A mass of rotating or whirling fluid, especially when sucked spirally toward the center.
votary [ˈvəʊtəri] adj. Consecrated by a vow or promise.
votive [ˈvəʊtɪv] adj. Dedicated by a vow.
vulgarity [vʌlˈɡærɪti] n. Lack of refinement in conduct or speech.
vulnerable [ˈvʌlnərəbl̩] adj. Capable of receiving injuries.
waif [weɪf] n. A homeless, neglected wanderer.
waistcoat [ˈweɪskəʊt] n. A vest.
waive [weɪv] v. To relinquish, especially temporarily, as a right or claim.
wampum [ˈwɒmpəm] n. Beads strung on threads, formerly used among the American Indians as currency.
wane [weɪn] v. To diminish in size and brilliancy.
wantonness [ˈwɒntən nəs] n. Recklessness.
warlike [ˈwɔːlaɪk] adj. Belligerent.
wavelet [ˈweɪvlət] n. A ripple.
weak-kneed [wiːk ˈniːd] adj. Without resolute purpose or energy.
weal [wiːl] n. Well-being.
wean [wiːn] v. To transfer (the young) from dependence on mother's milk to another form of nourishment.
wearisome [ˈwɪərɪsəm] adj. Fatiguing.
wee [wiː] adj. Very small.
well-bred [ˈwel bred] adj. Of good ancestry.
well-doer [ˈwel duːə] n. A performer of moral and social duties.
well-to-do [ˌwel tə ˈduː] adj. In prosperous circumstances.
whereabouts [ˈweərəbaʊts] n. The place in or near which a person or thing is.
whereupon [ˌweərʌˈpɒn] adv. After which.
wherever [ˌweəˈrevə] adv. In or at whatever place.
wherewith [ˌweəˈwɪð] n. The necessary means or resources.
whet [wet] v. To make more keen or eager.
whimsical [ˈwɪmzɪkl̩] adj. Capricious.
whine [waɪn] v. To utter with complaining tone.
wholly [ˈhəʊl li] adv. Completely.
wield [wiːld] v. To use, control, or manage, as a weapon, or instrument, especially with full command.
wile [waɪl] n. An act or a means of cunning deception.
winsome [ˈwɪnsəm] adj. Attractive.
wintry [ˈwɪntri] adj. Lacking warmth of manner.
wiry [ˈwaɪəri] adj. Thin, but tough and sinewy.
witchcraft [ˈwɪtʃkrɑːft] n. Sorcery.
witless [ˈwɪtlɪs] adj. Foolish, indiscreet, or silly.
witling [ˈwɪtlɪŋ] n. A person who has little understanding.
witticism [ˈwɪtɪsɪzəm] n. A witty, brilliant, or original saying or sentiment.
wittingly [ˈwɪtɪŋli] adv. With knowledge and by design.
wizen [ˈwaɪzən] v. To become or cause to become withered or dry.
wizen-faced [ˈwaɪzən feɪst] adj. Having a shriveled face.
working-man [ˈwɜːkɪŋmæn] n. One who earns his bread by manual labor.
workmanlike [ˈwɜːkmənlaɪk] adj. Like or befitting a skilled workman.
workmanship [ˈwɜːkmənʃɪp] n. The art or skill of a workman.
wrangle [ˈræŋɡl̩] v. To maintain by noisy argument or dispute.
wreak [riːk] v. To inflict, as a revenge or punishment.
wrest [rest] v. To pull or force away by or as by violent twisting or wringing.
wretchedness [ˈretʃɪdnəs] n. Extreme misery or unhappiness.
writhe [ˈraɪð] v. To twist the body, face, or limbs or as in pain or distress.
writing [ˈraɪtɪŋ] n. The act or art of tracing or inscribing on a surface letters or ideographs.
wry [raɪ] adj. Deviating from that which is proper or right.
yearling [ˈjɜːlɪŋ] n. A young animal past its first year and not yet two years old.
zealot [ˈzelət] n. One who espouses a cause or pursues an object in an immoderately partisan manner.
zeitgeist [tˈsaɪtˌɡaɪst] n. The intellectual and moral tendencies that characterize any age or epoch.
zenith [ˈzenɪθ] n. The culminating-point of prosperity, influence, or greatness.
zephyr [ˈzefə] n. Any soft, gentle wind.
zodiac [ˈzəʊdɪæk] n. An imaginary belt encircling the heavens within which are the larger planets.
Created by: baroque8