Barrons GRE E-I

  1. earthy
    unrefined; coarse; of earth; Ex. earthy remarks; OP. ethereal
  2. earthly
    of this earth; terrestrial; worldly; not divine; possible; Ex. no earthly reason
  3. ebb
    (of the tide) recede; lessen; diminish; N. OP. flow: rise of tide
  4. ebullient
    showing excitement; overflowing with enthusiasm; boiling; N. ebullience; N. ebullition: state of boiling
  5. eccentric
    irregular; odd; unconventional; whimsical; bizarre; not concentric
  6. eccentricity
    oddity; idiosyncrasy
  7. ecclesiastic
    ecclesiastical; pertaining to the church; N: minister; priest; cleric; clergyman
  8. chapel
    small church (in a prison, college, or hospital)
  9. chaplain
    clergyman attached to a chapel
  10. padre
    chaplain (in the armed forces)
  11. eclectic
    selective; composed of elements drawn from disparate sources; selecting individual elements from a variety of sources; N. eclecticism
  12. eclipse
    darken; extinguish; outshine; surpass; cause an eclipse
  13. ecliptic
    path of the sun and the planets
  14. ecologist
    person concerned with the interrelationship between living organisms and their environment; person concerned with the detrimental effects of human civilization on the environment; CF. ecology
  15. ecosystem
    ecological community together with its environment
  16. economy
    efficiency or conciseness in using something; thrifty management of resources
  17. ecstasy
    rapture; very strong feeling of joy and happiness; any overpowering emotion; ADJ. ecstatic: causing or experiencing ecstasy
  18. rapture
    great joy and delight; ecstasy; ADJ. rapturous
  19. eddy
    swirling current of water, air, etc.; V.
  20. edict
    decree (especially one issued by a sovereign); official command
  21. sovereign
    ruler in a monarchy; ADJ: (of a country) independent and self-governing; having supreme power; supreme; excellent
  22. sovereignty
    complete independence and self-government (of a country); supremacy of authority; power to govern
  23. edify
    instruct; correct morally
  24. edifice
    building (of imposing size)
  25. eerie
    weird; causing fear because strange
  26. efface
    rub out; remove the surface of
  27. effectual
    able to produce a desired effect; valid
  28. effective
    effectual; producing a strong response; striking; in operation; in effect; Ex. effective speech/photograph
  29. effectuate
    effect; produce; achieve; Ex. effectuate a reconciliation
  30. effeminate
    having womanly traits
  31. emasculate
    weaken; castrate
  32. castrate
    remove the sex organs (of a male animal or person)
  33. effervescence
    inner excitement or exuberance; showing high spirits; emitting bubbles forming inside; bubbling from fermentation or carbonation; ADJ. effervescent; V. effervesce
  34. effete
    having lost one's original power; barren; worn out; exhausted
  35. efficacy
    power to produce desired effect; ADJ. efficacious: effectual
  36. effigy
    dummy; likeness of a person made of wood, paper, or stone; Ex. burn an effigy of the President
  37. dummy
    imitation of a real object used as a substitute; effigy
  38. effluvium
    noxious(harmful) smell
  39. effrontery
    rudeness without any sense of shame; shameless boldness; presumptousness; nerve; cheek
  40. effulgent
    shining brightly; brilliant
  41. effusion
    pouring forth; unrestrained outpouring of feeling; V. effuse: pour out; ADJ. effusive: pouring forth; gushing
  42. gush
    (of liquid) pour out in large quantities from a hole; make an excessive display of feeling (without true feeling); Ex. Blood gushed from the wound.
  43. egoism
    excessive interest in one's self; belief that one should be interested in one's self rather than in others; selfishness; ADJ. egoistic, egoistical
  44. ego
    one's opinion of oneself; self-esteem
  45. egotistical
    egotistic; excessively self-centered(egocentric); self-important; conceited
  46. egotism
    tendency to speak or write of oneself excessively; conceit; self-importance
  47. egregious
    notorious; conspicuously bad or shocking
  48. egress
    exit; opening for going out; act of going out; OP. ingress
  49. ejaculation
    exclamation; abrupt ejection (to discharge sperm); V. ejaculate
  50. elaboration
    addition of details; intricacy
  51. elaborate
    work out carefully; add more detail or information; ADJ.
  52. elated
    filled with excited joy and pride; overjoyed; in high spirits; joyful and proud; Ex. elated crowd; V. elate; N. elation
  53. elegy
    poem or song expressing lamentation (for the dead); ADJ. elegiacal, elegiac
  54. elicit
    draw out fact or information (by discussion or from someone)
  55. elixir
    cure-all; panacea; something invigorating
  56. ellipsis
    omission of words from a text; mark used to indicate an omission (when the meaning can be understood without them); PL. ellipses
  57. elliptical
    elliptic; oval; of an ellipse; containing an ellipsis; ambiguous either purposely or because key words have been left out
  58. eloquence
    expressiveness; persuasive speech; ADJ. eloquent: movingly expressive; expressing ideas well so that the hearers can be influeneced
  59. elucidate
    explain; make clear; clarify; enlighten; CF. lucid
  60. elusive
    evasive; not frank; baffling; hard to grasp, catch, or understand; V. elude: escape from; escape the understanding or grasp of; Ex. elude the hunter; Ex. His name eludes me.
  61. elysian
    relating to paradise; blissful
  62. Elysium
    place or condition of bliss
  63. emaciated
    thin and wasted (from hunger or illness)
  64. emanate
    issue forth; come out
  65. emancipate
    set free; liberate
  66. embargo
    ban on commerce or other activity
  67. embark
    commence; go on board a boat; begin a journey
  68. embed(imbed)
    enclose; place in something; fix firmly in a surrounding mass
  69. embellish
    adorn; ornament; enhance as a story (by adding fictitious details)
  70. embezzlement
    taking for one's own use in violation of trust; stealing (of money placed in one's care)
  71. emblazon
    ornament richly (a shield or flag); N. emblazonment
  72. embody
    give a bodily form to; incorporate; include
  73. emboss
    produce a design in raised relief; decorate with a raised design
  74. embrace
    hug; clasp with the arms; adopt or espouse; accept readily; encircle; include; Ex. embrace the cause/socialism; Ex. all-embracing; CF. brace; CF. bracelet
  75. encircle
  76. embroider
    decorate with needlework; ornament (a story) with fancy or fictitious details; embellish
  77. embroil
    throw into confusion; involve in strife, dispute, or quarrel; entangle; CF. imbroglio
  78. embryonic
    undeveloped; rudimentary; N. embryo: organism in the early stage of development
  79. emend
    correct (usually a text); N. emendation: correction of errors; improvement
  80. emetic
    substance causing vomiting; ADJ.
  81. eminent
    rising above others; high; lofty; distinguished; Ex. eminent position
  82. emissary
    agent (sent on a mission to represent another); messenger
  83. emollient
    soothing or softening remedy (for the skin); ADJ.
  84. emolument
    salary; payment for an office; compensation
  85. empathy
    ability to identify with another's feelings, ideas, etc.; identification with and understanding of another's feelings; V. empathize; CF. sympathy
  86. compassion
    sympathy for the suffering of others; ADJ. compassionate
  87. empirical
    based on experience
  88. emulate
    imitate; rival; try to equal or excel (through imitation)
  89. enamored
    in love; Ex. enamored of his own beauty; V. enamor: inspire with love
  90. encipher
    encode; convert a message into code; put into cipher
  91. enclave
    territory enclosed within an alien land
  92. encomiastic
    praising; eulogistic; N. encomium: very high praise; eulogy
  93. encompass
    surround; include; Ex. His activities encompass publishing and computers.
  94. encroachment
    gradual intrusion; Ex. I resent all these encroachments on my valuable time; V. encroach: take another's possessions or right gradually or stealthily; intrude; Ex. encroach on/upon
  95. encumber
    burden; N. encumbrance
  96. endearment
    fond word or act; expression of affection
  97. endear
    make beloved; Ex. endear her to everyone; ADJ. dear: loved; cherished; high-priced
  98. endemic
    prevailing among a specific group of people or in a specific area or country; peculiar to a particular region or people; CF. pandemic
  99. endorse
    approve; support; write one's signature on the back of; N. endorsement; CF. dorsal
  100. endue
    provide with some quality; endow
  101. enduring
    lasting; surviving; V. endure: bear (pain or suffering) for a long time; remain alive (in spite of difficulties); last; survive
  102. energize
    invigorate; give energy to; make forceful and active
  103. enervate
    weaken; take away energy from
  104. enfranchise
    admit to the rights of citizenship (especially the right to vote); CF. franchise
  105. engage
    attract; employ; hire; pledge oneself; confront; fight; enter into confliction; interlock; lock together; participate; N. engagement: agreement to marry; arrangement to meet someone or to do something; battle
  106. engaging
    charming; attractive
  107. engaged
    employed; busy; betrothed; involved in conflict
  108. engender
    cause; produce; give rise to
  109. engross
    occupy fully; absorb
  110. enhance
    increase; make greater (as in value, reputation, or usefulness); improve
  111. enigma
    puzzle; mystery; ADJ. enigmatic: obscure; puzzling
  112. puzzle
    baffle or confuse by a difficult problem; ponder over a problem in an effort to solve; clarify or solve by reasoning; Ex. puzzle out the answer; N.
  113. enjoin
    command; order; forbid
  114. enmity
    ill will; hatred; hostility
  115. ennui
    boredom; listlessness and dissatisfaction resulting from lack of interest; CF. annoy
  116. enormity
    hugeness (in a bad sense); excessive wickedness; Ex. enormity of the crime; ADJ. enormous
  117. enrapture
    please intensely; fill with rapture and delight
  118. ensconce
    settle comfortably; place comfortably (in a secure place)
  119. ensue
    follow (as a result)
  120. entail
    make necessary; require; necessitate; involve; limit the inheritance of (property) to a specified succession of heirs; Ex. entail A on/upon B
  121. enterprising
    full of initiative; showing enterprise
  122. enterprise
    willingness to take new ventures; initiative; business organization; plan (that is difficult or daring); Ex. their latest enterprise to sail round the world in a small boat
  123. enthrall
    capture; enslave; captivate; hold the complete attention of (as if magic); hold spellbound
  124. entice
    lure; persuade to do (something wrong); attract; tempt
  125. mischief
    behavior (of children) causing trouble with no serious harm; damage; harm; Ex. mischief to the crops; ADJ. mischievous: causing mischief; playfully troublesome
  126. entity
    real being
  127. entomology
    study of insects
  128. entrance
    put under a spell(condition caused by magical power); carry away(fill with strong feeling) with emotion; put into a trance; fill with delight
  129. trance
    hypnotic state; ecstatic state; detachment from one's physical surrounding (as in contemplation or daydreaming); CF. transition
  130. hypnosis
    induced sleeping state; ADJ. hypnotic; V. hypnotize
  131. entreat
    plead; ask earnestly
  132. entree(entr\'ee)
    entrance; a way in; right to enter; main dish of a meal; Ex. entree into the exclusive circle
  133. entrepreneur
    businessperson (who assumes the risk of a business venture); contractor; ADJ. entrepreneurial
  134. enumerate
    list; mention one by one
  135. enunciate
    announce; proclaim; utter or speak, especially distinctly; pronounce clearly; articulate; Ex. This theory was first enunciated by him.
  136. environ
    enclose; surround; N. environs: surrounding area (as of a city)
  137. eon(aeon)
    long period of time; an age; longest division of geologic time containing two or more eras
  138. epaulet(epaulette)
    ornament worn on the shoulder (of a uniform, etc.)
  139. fringe
    decorative edge of hanging threads; edge
  140. ephemeral
    short-lived; fleeting
  141. fleet
    fast; rapid; N. ADJ. fleeting: passing quickly; ephemeral
  142. epic
    long heroic poem, novel, or similar work of art (celebrating the feats of a hero); ADJ: (of stories or events) resembling an epic; grand
  143. epicure
    connoisseur of food and drink; gourmet; ADJ. epicurean; CF. Epicurus
  144. Epicurean
    believing that pleasure is good and suffering is bad and should be avoided; N.
  145. epigram
    witty thought or saying, usually short
  146. epilogue
    short speech at conclusion of dramatic work
  147. episodic
    (of a story or play) loosely connected; made up of separate and loosely connected parts; N. episode: incident in the course of an experience
  148. epistemologist
    philosopher who studies the nature of knowledge; N. epistemology
  149. epitaph
    inscription in memory of a dead person (as on a tombstone)
  150. epithet
    word or phrase characteristically used to describe a person or thing; descriptive phrase to characterize a person (often contemptous)
  151. epitome
    perfect example or embodiment; brief summary; Ex. epitome of good manners; V. epitomize: make an epitome of; be an epitome of; embody
  152. epoch
    period of time
  153. equable
    tranquil; of even calm temper; (of temperature) steady; uniform
  154. equanimity
    calmness of temperament; composure
  155. equestrian
    rider on horseback; ADJ.
  156. equilibrium
    balance of opposing forces; balance of the mind; equanimity
  157. equine
    resembling a horse; Ex. equine face
  158. equinox
    period of equal days and nights; the beginning of spring and autumn; Ex. vernal/autumnal equinox; ADJ. equinoctial
  159. equipoise
    balance; balancing force; equilibrium
  160. equitable
    fair; impartial; OP. inequitable
  161. equity
    fairness; justice; OP. inequity
  162. equivocal
    (of words or statements) ambiguous; intentionally misleading; (of behavior) questionable; OP. unequivocal
  163. equivocate
    use equivocal language to deceive people; lie; mislead; attempt to conceal the truth; N. equivocation
  164. erode
    eat away; wear away gradually by abrasion; Ex. The sea erodes the rocks.
  165. erotic
    pertaining to passionate love or sexual love
  166. errant
    wandering (esp. in search of adventure); straying from proper moral standards; Ex. knight-errant
  167. erratic
    odd; irregular in movement or behavior; unpredictable
  168. erroneous
    mistaken; wrong; incorrect
  169. erudite
    (of a person or book) learned; full of learning; scholarly; N. erudition
  170. escapade
    prank; flighty conduct; reckless adventure that disobeys rules
  171. prank
    mischievous trick
  172. flighty
    (esp. of a woman's behavior) capricious; often changing, esp. from one lover to another; impulsive
  173. eschew
    avoid habitually; Ex. eschew alcoholic drinks
  174. esoteric
    hard to understand; known only to the chosen few, esp. initiates; N. esoterica
  175. espionage
  176. espouse
    adopt; support (an idea or aim); marry; N. espousal
  177. esteem
    respect; value; judge; N.
  178. estranged
    separated; alienated; V. estrange: alienate (people in a family); N. estrangement
  179. ethereal
    like a spirit or fairy; unearthly light; heavenly; unusually refined; Ex. She has an ethereal beauty; CF. ether: upper air
  180. airy
    of air; high in the air; lofty; immaterial; unreal
  181. ethnic
    relating to races
  182. ethnology
    study of humankind; study of the different races of human beings; CF. anthropology
  183. ethos
    underlying character of a culture, group, etc.; character or ideas peculiar to a specific person, group, or culture; Ex. the company ethos
  184. etymology
    study of word parts; study of the origins of words
  185. eugenic
    pertaining to the improvement of race; N. eugenics: study of hereditary improvement of the human race
  186. eulogistic
    praising; full of eulogy
  187. eulogy
    expression of praise, often on the occasion of someone's death; V. eulogize
  188. euphemism
    mild expression in place of an unpleasant one; ADJ. euphemistic
  189. euphony
    sweet sound; ADJ. euphonious
  190. euphoria
    feeling of exaggerated or unfounded(ungrounded; baseless) well-being; feeling of great happiness or well-being (when unreasonable); ADJ. euphoriaric
  191. euthanasia
    mercy killing
  192. evanescent
    fleeting; vanishing; soon disappearing; V. evanesce
  193. evasive
    not frank; trying to hide the truth; eluding; evading; V. evade: avoid (a duty or responsibility) or escape from by deceit
  194. evince
    show clearly
  195. evenhanded
    impartial; fair
  196. evocative
    tending to call up (emotions, memories)
  197. evoke
    call forth (memory or feeling); Ex. That old film evoked memories of my childhood; N. evocation
  198. ewe
    female sheep
  199. ram
    male sheep; V. strike or drive against with a heavy impact
  200. exacerbate
    worsen; aggravate; embitter
  201. embitter
    make bitter; fill with painful or bitter feelings; make sad and angry; Ex. He was embittered by many disappointments.
  202. exacting
    extremely demanding; Ex. exacting standard of safety
  203. exact
    demand and obtain by force; Ex. exact a promise from him; N. exaction
  204. exalt
    raise in rank or dignity; praise highly; inspire; Ex. exalt the imagination; ADJ. exalted; N. exaltation
  205. exasperate
    vex; annoy or make angry (by testing the patience)
  206. exceptionable
    objectionable; likely to cause dislike; offensive; CF. unexceptionable: entirely acceptable
  207. except
    exclude; N. exception: objection; exclusion; ADJ. exceptional: unusual; of unusually high quality
  208. excerpt
    selected passage (written or musical) taken from a longer work; V.
  209. exchequer
    treasury; Ex. Chancellor of the exchequer
  210. chancellor
    legal official of high rank; CF. chancellery(chancellory): position of a chancellor
  211. treasure
    keep as precious; cherish
  212. excise
    cut away; cut out; N: government tax on good produced and used inside a country; N. excision
  213. exclaim
    cry out suddenly; N. exclamation; ADJ. exclamatory
  214. excoriate
    scold with biting harshness; censure strongly; strip the skin off
  215. exculpate
    clear from blame or guilt
  216. execrable
    very bad; detestable
  217. execrate
    curse; express abhorrence for; detest
  218. execute
    put into effect; carry out; kill as a lawful punishment; N. execution
  219. executor
    person designated to execute the terms of a will; ¿¹¼ú ÀÛÇ°ÀÇ Á¦ÀÛÀÚ
  220. executioner
    person administering capital punishment
  221. executive
    person having administrative authority; one branch of government executing laws; ADJ: relating to executing
  222. legislature
    legislating branch of government; CF. legislate: make laws
  223. judiciary
    judicial branch of government
  224. exegesis
    explanation, especially of biblical(of the bible) passages
  225. exemplary
    serving as a model; outstanding; Ex. exemplary punishment/behavior; N. exemplar: typical example; model
  226. exemplify
    show by example; furnish an example; serve as an example of; Ex. His pictures exemplify that sort of painting.
  227. exempt
    not subject to a duty or obligation; free from a duty; V.
  228. exertion
    effort; expenditure of much physical work; V. exert oneself: make a great effort
  229. exhale
    breathe out; OP. inhale
  230. exhilarating
    invigorating and refreshing; cheering; V. exhilarate: make cheerful and excited; Ex. exhilarated by the ride in the sports car
  231. exhort
    urge (by strong argument or advice); Ex. The general exhorted his men to fight bravely; N. exhortation
  232. urge
    drive or force forward (by causing impulses); drive to take action; impel; entreat earnestly; Ex. urge horses; N: impulse that prompts action
  233. urgent
    compelling immediate action; pressing; persistent; importunate; Ex. urgent in his demands
  234. exhume
    dig out of the ground; remove from a grave
  235. exigency
    urgent situation; ADJ. exigent
  236. exiguous
    small in amount; minute
  237. existential
    pertaining to existence; pertaining to the philosophy of existentialism
  238. exodus
    departure (of a large number of people)
  239. exonerate
    acquit; exculpate; free from blame or guilt
  240. exorbitant
    (of costs or demands) excessive; exceeding reasonable bounds
  241. exorcise
    drive out evil spirits
  242. exotic
    not native; from another part of the world; strange; intriguingly unusual; Ex. exotic flower/dress
  243. intrigue
    make secret plans; plot; arouse the curiosity of; N: secret scheme; plot; secret love affair
  244. expansive
    (of a person) outgoing and sociable; broad and extensive; able to increase in size
  245. outgoing
    sociable; eager to mix socially with others
  246. expatiate
    talk at length; speak or write in detail
  247. expatriate
    exile; someone who has withdrawn from his native land; V: exile; banish; leave one's country
  248. expedient
    suitable (for a particular purpose although not necessarily morally correct); practical; politic(prudent); N: something expedient
  249. expedite
    hasten; make go faster
  250. expeditious
    done with speed; quick; N. expedition
  251. expenditure
    payment or expense; expending; something expended; output; Ex. receipt for the expenditure; Ex. expenditure of all the energy
  252. expertise
    specialized knowledge (in a particular field); expert skill
  253. expiate
    make amends for (a sin)
  254. expletive
    meaningless word; interjection; profane oath; swear-word
  255. interjection
    exclamation; Ex. ``Ouch''
  256. swear
    vow; promise; use profane oaths; use offensive words
  257. swear-word
    word considered offensive; Ex. ``bloody''
  258. oath
    solemn promise; blasphemous use of sacred words to express strong feelings; swear-word; Ex. ``For Christ's sake''
  259. explicate
    explain in detail; interpret; clarify; CF. explicable
  260. explicit
    totally clear; definite; outspoken
  261. exploit
    brave and successful act; deed or action, particularly a brave deed; CF. crossing the Atlantic ocean
  262. exploit
    make use of, sometimes unjustly; N. exploitation
  263. expository
    explanatory; serving to explain; N. exposition: explaining; exhibition
  264. expostulation
    protest; remonstrance; reasoning with someone to correct or dissuade; V. expostulate
  265. exposure
    risk, particularly of being exposed to disease or to the elements; unmasking; act of laying something open; Ex. exposure of governmental corruption
  266. expound
  267. expropriate
    take possession of (often for public use and without payment)
  268. expunge
    cancel; remove a word or name (from a book or list); erase
  269. expurgate
    clean; remove offensive parts of a book
  270. extant
    (of something written or painted) still in existence
  271. extemporaneous
    not planned; impromptu; extempore
  272. extenuate
    weaken; mitigate; lessen the seriousness of (bad behavior)
  273. extirpate
    root up; uproot; destroy completely
  274. extol
    praise very highly; glorify
  275. extort
    wring from; get money by threats, etc.; obtain by force or threats; CF. extortionate: exorbitant
  276. wring
    twist (to extract liquid); extract by twisting; wrench painfully (necks or hands)
  277. extradition
    surrender of prisoner by one state to another; Ex. extradition treaty; V. extradite
  278. extraneous
    not essential; irrelevant; superfluous; external; coming from the outside; Ex. extraneous details/noise/to the subject
  279. extrapolation
    projection; conjecture; V. extrapolate: infer (unknown information) from known information
  280. extricate
    free from an entanglement or difficulty; disentangle
  281. extrinsic
    external; not essential or inherent; extraneous; OP. intrinsic
  282. extrovert
    person interested mostly in external objects and actions
  283. mingle
    mix together in close association
  284. extrude
    force or push out; thrust out; shape (plastic or metal) by forcing through a die
  285. exuberance
    overflowing abundance; joyful enthusiasm; flamboyance; lavishness; ADJ. exuberant: high-spirited and lively; growing abundantly and strongly
  286. glow
    shine brightly without a flame (as of eyes or metals); show redness and heat (in the face) after hard work or because of strong feelings; N: light produced by a heated body; brilliance of a color
  287. exude
    flow out slowly; discharge (gradually); give forth; N. exudation
  288. ooze
    (of a thick liquid) pass or flow slowly; N: mud or thick liquid as at the bottom of a river
  289. exult
  290. fabricate
    build; lie; make up (a story) in order to deceive; Ex. fabricate the whole story; CF. fabric: underlying structure; Ex. fabric of society
  291. facade(fa\c{c}ade)
    front or face (of building); superficial or false appearance
  292. facet
    small plane surface (of a gem(precious stone)); a side
  293. facetious
    joking (often inappropriately); unserious; humorous
  294. facile
    easily accomplished; ready or fluent; superficial; not deep; Ex. facile solution to a complex problem; Ex. facile speaker; N. facility: ability to do something easily and well; ease in doing resulting from skill or aptitude; something that facilitates an action; amenity; Ex. with great facility
  295. facilitate
    help bring about; make less difficult
  296. facsimile
  297. faction
    party; clique (within a large group); dissension
  298. dissension
    disagreement of opinions causing strife within a group
  299. factious
    inclined to form factions; causing dissension
  300. factitious
    artificial; produced artificially; sham; false; Ex. factitious tears
  301. factotum
    handyman; person who does all kinds of work; CF. do everything
  302. faculty
    mental or bodily powers; teaching staff
  303. fallacious
    false; based on a fallacy; misleading; N. fallacy: false idea or notion; false reasoning; Ex. popular fallacy; Ex. fallacy of the argument
  304. fallible
    liable to err
  305. falsify
    make (something written) false by changing
  306. fallow
    (of land) plowed but not sowed (to improve the quality); uncultivated
  307. sow
    plant or scatter seed
  308. falter
    hesitate; weaken in purpose or action; walk or move unsteadily through weakness; N.
  309. stumble
    trip and almost fall; proceed unsteadily; act falteringly; N.
  310. fanaticism
    excessive zeal; extreme devotion to a belief or cause; N. fanatic; ADJ. fanatic
  311. fancied
    imagined; unreal
  312. fancier
    breeder or dealer of animals; one who has a special interest, as for raising specific plant or animal
  313. fanciful
    whimsical; visionary; imaginary; produced by imagination; Ex. fanciful scheme
  314. fancy
    imagination (of a whimsical or fantastic nature); capricious liking; V: imagine; be fond of; ADJ. decorative; elaborate
  315. fanfare
    call by bugles or trumpets; showy display; spectacular public display
  316. farce
    broad comedy; mockery; humorous play full of silly things happening; ADJ. farcical
  317. fastidious
    difficult to please; squeamish; fussy; finicky
  318. squeamish
    easily shocked or sickened by unpleasant things; fastidious; Ex. A nurse should not be squeamish.
  319. fatalism
    belief that events are determined by forces or fates beyond one's control; ADJ. fatalistic; CF. fatal: causing death
  320. fathom
    comprehend; investigate; determine the depth of; N. unit of measurement for the depth of water
  321. fathomless
    too deep to be measured or understood; unfathomable
  322. fatuous
    smugly and unconsciously foolish; inane; silly; N. fatuity, fatuousness
  323. fauna
    animals of a period or region; CF. flora
  324. fawning
    courting favor by cringing and flattering; V. fawn: exhibit affection as a dog; seek favor or attention by obsequiousness
  325. court
    attempt to gain; seek; woo; risk; behave so as to invite; attempt to gain the favor of by attention; Ex. court disaster
  326. faze
    disconcert; dismay; embarrass
  327. feasible
    practical; able to be carried out; practicable
  328. febrile
  329. fecundity
    fertility; fruitfulness; ADJ. fecund: very productive of crops or young
  330. fertile
    producing many young, fruits, or seeds; (of land) producing good crops; V. fertilize
  331. fruitful
    producing results; profitable; prolific; producing in abundance
  332. feign
  333. feint
    trick; shift; sham blow; feigned attack to draw away defensive action; V.
  334. shift
    change position or place; exchange (one thing) for another; change in direction or position; Ex. shift the stolen goods; N. group of workers which takes turns with other groups; working period of such a group
  335. felicitous
    (of a word or remark) apt; suitably expressed; well chosen
  336. felicity
    happiness; appropriateness (of a remark, choice, etc.); quality of being felicitous
  337. feline
    of a member of the cat family; N.
  338. fell
    cruel; (of a disease) deadly
  339. fell
    cut or knock down (a tree or a person); bring down (with a missile)
  340. felon
    person convicted of a grave crime; CF. felony: serious crime
  341. feral
    (of an animal) not domestic; wild
  342. ferment
    agitation; commotion(noisy and excited activity); unrest (of a political kind); V. produce by fermentation; undergo fermentation; cause (a state of trouble)
  343. fermentation
    chemical reaction that splits complex organic compounds; unrest; agitation
  344. ferret
    drive or hunt out of hiding; hunt with ferrets; drive out (as from a hiding place); expel; uncover or discover by searching; Ex. ferret out the secret; N. small fierce animal which catches rats and rabbits by going into their holes
  345. fervent
    ardent; zealous; hot
  346. fervid
    ardent; zealous; hot
  347. impassioned
    (of speech) filled with passion; fervent
  348. fervor
    glowing ardor; intensity of feeling; quality of being fervent or fervid; zeal; intense heat
  349. fester
    rankle; produce irritation or resentment; (of a cut or wound) generate pus or rot; Ex. His insult festered in my mind for days.
  350. festive
    joyous; celebratory; relating to a feast or festival
  351. fete(f\^ete)
    honor at a festival; celebrate or honor with a feast; N. (outdoor) festival or feast; CF. feast
  352. fetid(foetid)
    malodorous; foul
  353. foul
    very bad or disagreeable; very dirty; Ex. foul smell/flavor/temper/language/air/deed/weather/means; N. act against the rules; V. make or become foul; commit a foul
  354. fetish(fetich)
    object believed to have spiritual powers; object of excessive attention or reverence; CF. fetishism
  355. fetter
    shackle; restrict the freedom of; N. chain or shackle for the foot of a prisoner; CF. foot
  356. fiasco
    total failure; CF. bottle
  357. fiat
    command; arbitrary order; Ex. presidential fiat; CF. let it be done
  358. fickle
    changeable (in affections or friendship); faithless
  359. fictitious
    imaginary; non-existent; purposely invented to deceive; untrue; Ex. fictitious name/boyfriend; CF. fictional
  360. fidelity
    loyalty; accuracy
  361. figment
    invention; something invented; imaginary thing; Ex. figment of your imagination
  362. figurative
    not literal but metaphorical; using a figure(impression) of speech
  363. figure
    written symbols; number; amount represented in numbers; outline or silhouette of a thing or human body; person (well-known); impression; diagram; pattern; group in a dance; Ex. figure of speech; V. calculate with numbers; adorn with figures; appear; consider; Ex. My name did not figure in the list.
  364. figurine
    small ornamental statuette(very small statue)
  365. filch
    steal (things of small value)
  366. pilfer
    steal things of small value; filch; snitch
  367. filial
    pertaining to or befitting a son or daughter; Ex. filial respect
  368. filibuster
    block legislation or prevent action in a lawmaking body by making very slow long speeches; N; freebooter
  369. freebooter
    pirate or plunderer who makes war in order to grow rich
  370. bust
    piece of sculpture showing a person's head, shoulders, and upper chest; V: break up; arrest; Ex. crimebuster
  371. filigree
    delicate ornamental lacelike metalwork
  372. lace
    cord used to draw and tie together two opposite edges (as of a shoe); delicate fabric made of fine threads; V: draw together by tying a lace
  373. filing
    particle removed by a file
  374. finale
    conclusion; concluding part
  375. finesse
    delicate skill; V: handle with finesse
  376. finicky
    too particular; fussy; difficult to please; too concerned with unimportant details or quality; Ex. finicky about her food
  377. fussy
    fastidious; finicky; easily upset
  378. fuss:
    trouble or worry over trifles; make nervous; pay too much attention to; N: needless concern or worry (about a trivial thing); anxious nervous condition; display of attention; Ex. make a fuss over the baby
  379. finite
  380. firebrand
    piece of burning wood; hothead; troublemaker; person who stirs up trouble
  381. hothead
    person who does things too quickly without thinking; ADJ. hotheaded
  382. fissure
    crevice; crack
  383. fitful
    spasmodic; intermittent; irregular
  384. fit
    sudden outburst of an illness or feeling; convulsion caused by epilepsy
  385. flaccid
    flabby; lacking firmness; weak; Ex. flaccid muscles
  386. limp
    walk lamely; ADJ: lacking firmness; weak
  387. flag
    droop; grow feeble; decline in vigor or strength; ADJ. flagging; CF. unflagging
  388. droop
    bend or hang downward; become weakened; Ex. His shoulders drooped with tiredness; N.
  389. flagrant
    conspicuously wicked, bad, or offensive; blatant; outrageous
  390. outrage
    act of extreme violence or viciousness; resentful anger; V: commit an outrage on; produce anger in; ADJ. outrageous: offensive
  391. flail
    beat with or as if with a flail; move wildly; thresh grain by hand; strike or slap; toss about; N: threshing tool consisting of a stick swinging from the end of a long handle
  392. thresh
    beat (cereal plants) with a machine or flail to separate the grains from the straw
  393. toss
    throw lightly; move or lift (the head) with a sudden motion; flip (a coin) to decide something
  394. flair
  395. flamboyant
    ornate; highly elaborate; richly colored; ostentatious; showy; CF. flame
  396. flaunt
    display ostentatiously; Ex. ``Honey, if you've got it, flaunt it !''
  397. flay
    strip off skin; plunder; remove the skin from; criticize harshly
  398. fleck
    spot; mark with flecks; N: small mark or spot
  399. fledgling(fledgeling)
    inexperienced; N: young bird that has acquired wing feathers and is learning to fly; inexperienced person
  400. fleece
    wool coat of a sheep; V: shear the fleece from; rob by a trick; swindle; plunder
  401. shear
    remove (fleece or hair) by cutting; remove the hair or fleece from; cut with or as if with shears; N: shears; pair of scissors
  402. trickster
    person who cheats people
  403. flick
    light stroke as with a whip; V: move with a light quick blow; strike with a light quick blow (as from a whip); Ex. flick the switch
  404. flicker
    burn unsteadily or fitfully; move waveringly; N: flickering movement or light; brief sensation; Ex. flicker of excitement
  405. flutter
    (of a bird with large wings) wave (the wings) lightly, rapidly, and irregularly; vibrate rapidly or erratically; fly by waving quickly; flitter; N.
  406. flinch
    hesitate; shrink back (in fear of something unpleasant); Ex. She did not flinch in the face of danger.
  407. flippant
    lacking proper seriousness; Ex. flippant remarks about death; N. flippancy
  408. flip
    send (something) spinning, often into the air, by striking with a light quick blow; turn over; Ex. flip over
  409. flit
    fly; fly or move lightly or quickly; dart lightly; pass swiftly by; Ex. a bee flitting from flower to flower
  410. floe
    flat mass of floating ice
  411. flora
    plants of a region or era
  412. florescence
    condition or period of flowering
  413. florid
    ruddy; (of a complexion) reddish; flowery; very ornate; CF. rose
  414. flush
    redden; blush; flow suddenly and abundantly; wash out by a rapid brief flow of water; N: reddish tinge; blush; brief rush; rush of strong feeling; Ex. flush of pride; ADJ: having surfaces in the same plane; even; blushing
  415. blush
    become red in the face (from embarrassment or shame); become red or rosy; N.
  416. tinge
    give a slight degree of a color or quality to; N: slight degree of a color or quality; Ex. tinged with grey/jealousy
  417. tint
    slight degree of color; V: give a tint to
  418. flowery
    full of flowers; full of ornate expressions
  419. flotsam
    drifting wreckage
  420. jetsam
    things thrown from a ship (to lighten the ship)
  421. flounder
    struggle and thrash about; proceed clumsily or falter (as in water, mud, snow, etc.); proceed in confusion
  422. thrash
    beat with a whip or flail; defeat utterly; talk about thoroughly in order to find the answer; move wildly or violently; Ex. The fishes thrashed about in the net.
  423. flourish
    grow well; prosper; make sweeping gestures; wave; brandish; Ex. The trees flourished in the sun. N: showy movement or gesture; embellishment or ornamentation (esp. in handwriting)
  424. flout
    reject; mock; show contempt for; scorn; Ex. flout the rules
  425. curb
    chain or strap used with a bit to restrain a horse; something that checks; V: check; restrain
  426. fluctuate
    waver; shift; rise and fall as if in waves; change or vary irregularly
  427. fluency
    smoothness of speech; ADJ. fluent
  428. fluke
    unlikely occurrence; stroke of fortune; accidental stroke of good luck; ADJ. fluky
  429. fluster
    confuse; make nervous and confused; N.
  430. fluted
    having vertical parallel grooves (as in a pillar); V. flute: make long parallel inward curves in; N. flute: long rounded groove incised on the shaft of a column
  431. groove
    long narrow channel made in a surface to guide the movement of something; Ex. groove of the record
  432. stammer
    speak with involuntarily pauses or repetitions
  433. flux
    flowing; series of changes; fluctuation; Ex. in a state of flux
  434. fodder
    coarse food for cattle, horses, etc.; feed for livestock; CF. food
  435. foible
    small weakness of character; slight fault; CF. feeble
  436. foil
    contrast; one that by contrast enhances the distinctive characteristics of another
  437. foil
    defeat; frustrate; prevent from being successful; thwart; CF. fail
  438. foist
    insert improperly; impose upon another by coercion; palm off; pass off as genuine or worthy; CF. fist
  439. palm
    conceal in the palm of the hand; palm off: pass off; Ex. palm off some bad oranges onto the lady/the painting as a real Renoir
  440. pass_off
    present falsely; represent falsely to be
  441. foliage
    masses of leaves; CF. defoliate
  442. foment
    stir up; incite; instigate; promote the growth of (something evil or unpleasant)
  443. foolhardy
    rash; reckless; foolishly daring
  444. foppish
    vain about dress and appearance; N. fop: man who takes too much interest in his clothes and appearance
  445. foray
    raid; sudden raid or military advance; V.
  446. forbearance
    patience; forgiveness; V. forbear: refrain from (in a generous and forgiving way); be patient; Ex. forbear to send him to prison
  447. ford
    place where a river can be crossed on foot; V.
  448. forebears(forbears)
  449. foreboding
    premonition of evil; feeling of coming evil; V. forebode: be a warning of (something unpleasant)
  450. forensic
    suitable to debate or courts of law; of or used in legal proceedings and the tracking of criminals; Ex. forensic science/medicine
  451. forum
    public square of an ancient Roman city; public place for open discussion; court of law
  452. foreshadow
    give an indication beforehand; be a sign of (what is coming); portend; prefigure
  453. prefigure
    be a sign of; foreshadow
  454. forerunner
    predecessor; one that comes before and indicates the approach of another
  455. foresight
    ability to foresee future happenings; prudence in providing for the future
  456. forestall
    prevent by taking action in advance
  457. nuptial
    of marriage or the wedding ceremony; N; nuptials; wedding ceremony
  458. forfeit
    something surrendered as punishment for a crime or breach of contract; V: lose as a forfeit; N. forfeiture
  459. forge
    counterfeit; reproduce fraudulently; form by heating in a forge and hammering into shape; move with a sudden increase of speed or power; Ex. forged ahead in the last two years; N: furnace where metals are heated
  460. forgo(forego)
    give up; do without
  461. forlorn
    sad and lonely; wretched; desolate
  462. formality
    ceremonious quality; ceremonious adherence to rules; something done just for form's sake; Ex. mere formality
  463. formidable
    menacing; arousing fear; threatening; difficult to defeat; Ex. formidable foe/question
  464. menace
    threat; V: threaten
  465. forsake
    desert; abandon; renounce
  466. forswear
    renounce under oath; abandon; make a solemn promise to give up; CF. abjure
  467. forte
    strong point or special talent in a person's character
  468. forthright
    straightforward; direct; frank
  469. forthcoming
    happening in the near future; ready; willing to help; Ex. No answer was forthcoming.
  470. fortitude
    bravery; courage; strength of mind
  471. fortuitous
    accidental; by chance; N. fortuity
  472. foster
    rear; bring up (for a certain period only); encourage; promote the development of (feelings or ideas); Ex. help foster friendly relations; ADJ: giving parental care although not related by blood; Ex. foster parents
  473. founder
    fail completely; sink; CF. flounder
  474. founder
    person who establishes (an organization or business)
  475. fracas
    brawl(noisy quarrel or fight) in which a number of people take part; melee
  476. fractious
    unruly; peevish; cranky; bad-tempered; Ex. fractious horse
  477. frail
    weak; N. frailty
  478. franchise
    right or privilege granted by authority; right to vote; license to sell a product in a particular territory
  479. frantic
    wild; distraught as from fear or worry; Ex. frantic with fear
  480. fraudulent
    cheating; deceitful; Ex. fraudulent means; N. fraud: deception; swindle
  481. fraught
    filled (with something unpleasant); full; Ex. fraught with danger and difficulties; CF. freight
  482. fray
    brawl; fight; V: wear away or unravel by rubbing; have loose threads developing; cause to become worn out (a person's temper or nerves); CF. rub
  483. frenetic(phrenetic)
    frenzied; frantic
  484. frenzied
    madly excited; N. frenzy: violent wild excitement
  485. fresco
    painting on wet plaster (usually fresh)
  486. paste
    smooth viscous mixture as of flour(powder made by crushing grain) and water (used as an adhesive); V: cause to adhere by applying paste
  487. pastry
    paste of flour and water (eaten when baked)
  488. plaster
    paste that hardens to a smooth solid and is used for coating walls; V.
  489. fret
    be annoyed or vexed; Ex. fret over your poor grades; N: irritation of mind; ADJ. fretful
  490. friction
    clash or conflict in opinion; rubbing against
  491. frieze
    ornamental horizontal band on a wall
  492. frigid
    intensely cold; cold in manner; Ex. frigid zone
  493. fritter
    waste (time or money on unimportant things)
  494. frivolous
    lacking in seriousness; flippant; self-indulgently carefree; unworthy of serious attention; relatively unimportant; trivial
  495. self-indulgence
    excessive indulgence of one's own desire
  496. carefree
    free from worries; having no problems
  497. frolicsome
    prankish; gay; playful; merry; frisky
  498. frolic
    play and jump about happily; frisk; Ex. frolicking young lambs
  499. frond
    fern leaf; palm or banana leaf
  500. litter
    waste material thrown away (as bits of paper scattered untidily); V: cover untidily with scattered litter
  501. fructify
    bear fruit; produce fruit
  502. frugality
    thrift; economy; ADJ. frugal: practicing economy; costing little; inexpensive
  503. fruition
    bearing of fruit; fulfillment; realization; Ex. come to/be brought to fruition
  504. frustrate
    thwart; defeat; prevent from accomplishing a purpose
  505. fugitive
    fleeting or transitory; lasting only a short time; roving(wandering); running away or fleeing as from the law; N: one who flees; Ex. fugitives at large
  506. fulcrum
    support on which a lever rests or pivots
  507. fulminate
    thunder; explode; issue a severe denunciation
  508. fulsome
    disgustingly excessive; offensively flattering; Ex. fulsome praise/expressions of admire
  509. fumble
    move the fingers and hands awkwardly (in search of something); mishandle or drop a ball that is in play; bungle; botch; spoil by mishandling; N.
  510. functionary
    official (who performs a particular function)
  511. functional
    made for practical use only (without decoration); functioning; Ex. functional modern furniture; CF. functionalism
  512. fundamental
    basic; primary; essential
  513. funereal
    sad; solemn; suitable for a funeral
  514. furor
    frenzy; great anger and excitement; CF. fury
  515. furtive
    stealthy; quiet and secret (trying to escape notice); sneaky; Ex. furtive glance
  516. sneak
    move, give, or take in a quiet, stealthy way; N: one who sneaks; ADJ. sneaky
  517. underhand(underhanded)
    done slyly and secretly (being dishonest)
  518. sly
    clever in deceiving; secretive; not telling one's intentions
  519. fusillade
    simultaneous firing or outburst (of missiles, questions, etc.)
  520. fusion
    union; coalition; V. fuse
  521. futile
    useless; hopeless; ineffectual
  522. gadfly
    animal-biting fly; irritating person
  523. gaffe
    social blunder
  524. gainsay
  525. gait
    manner of walking or running; speed
  526. galaxy
    large isolated system of stars, such as the Milky Way; collection of brilliant personalities
  527. gale
    windstorm; gust of wind; emotional outburst (laughters, tears); Ex. gale of laughter
  528. gall
    bitterness of feeling; nerve; effrontery; ´ãÁó(bile); CF. gall bladder
  529. gall
    annoy; exasperate; chafe; N: skin sore caused by rubbing (as on the skin of a horse); exasperation
  530. galleon
    large three-masted sailing ship
  531. galley
    low ship with sails (rowed along by slaves)
  532. clipper
    sailing vessel built for great speed
  533. pinnace
    small boat
  534. clip
    cut off with shears; fasten; N: something clipped off (as a short extract from film); clasp or fastener
  535. galvanize
    stimulate or shock by an electric current; stimulate by shock; shock into action; stir up; coat with rust-resistant zinc by using electricity
  536. galvanic
    of the production of electricity by the action of an acid on a metal; having the effect of an electric shock; Ex. galvanic cell; galvanic effect; CF. Luigi Galvani
  537. gambit
    opening in chess in which a piece is sacrificed; action made to produce a future advantage
  538. ploy
    strategem to gain an advantage; tactic; Ex. management ploy
  539. gambol
    romp; skip about; leap about playfully; frolic; N.
  540. romp
    play or frolic boisterously; gambol; N.
  541. zest
    outer skin of an orange used for giving a special taste to food; spice; interest; flavor; spirited enjoyment; Ex. add a certain zest to the affair; Ex. zest for life
  542. gamely
    in a spirited manner; with courage; Ex. fight gamely against a superior boxer; ADJ. game
  543. gamut
    entire range
  544. gape
    open widely; open the mouth wide; stare wonderingly with the mouth open; CF. agape
  545. garbled
    mixed up; jumbled; distorted; V. garble: mix up or distort (a message) to such an extent as to make misleading or unintelligible
  546. jumble
    mix in a confused way
  547. gargantuan
    huge; enormous; gigantic; CF. the hero of Gargantua and Pantagruel
  548. gargoyle
    waterspout carved in grotesque figures on a building
  549. garish
    overbright in color; unpleasantly bright; gaudy
  550. trim
    make neat or tidy by clipping; reduce by removing what is unnecessary; ornament; decorate (round the edges); Ex. trim the cost; Ex. jacket trimmed with fur; N. ADJ: tidy; in good order
  551. garner
    gather; store up; amass
  552. garnish
    decorate; add a garnish to; decorate (food or drink) with small items such as lemon slices; N.
  553. garrulous
    loquacious; wordy; talkative; N. garrulity
  554. gastronomy
    art and science of preparing and serving good food; CF. gastronome
  555. gauche
    clumsy (in social behavior); coarse and uncouth
  556. gaudy
    flashy; showy
  557. flashy
    showy; gaudy; giving a momentary brilliance
  558. gild
    cover with a thin layer of gold
  559. gaunt
    lean and angular; thin and bony; emaciated; barren
  560. gavel
    hammerlike tool; mallet(wooden hammer) used by a presiding officer or an auctioneer; V.
  561. bid
    command; utter (a greeting); offer as a price; N: offer of a price; amount offered; earnest effort to gain something; Ex. bid for freedom
  562. gawk
    stare foolishly; look in open-mouthed awe
  563. gazette
    official periodical publication; newspaper
  564. genealogy
    record of descent; lineage; ancestry; study of ancestry
  565. generality
    vague statement; general statement which is not detailed; quality of being general; greater part; most; Ex. generality of people
  566. generate
    cause; produce; create
  567. generic
    characteristic of an entire class or species; of a genus
  568. genus
    division of animals or plants, below a family and above a species
  569. genesis
    beginning; origin
  570. geniality
    cheerfulness; kindliness; sympathy; ADJ. genial: cheerful and good-tempered
  571. genre
    particular variety of art or literature
  572. genteel
    well-bred; elegant; striving to convey an appearance of refinement; Ex. genteel poverty
  573. gentility
    those of gentle birth; high social class; refinement; quality of being genteel
  574. breed
    produce young; rear; bring up; produce (an undesirable condition); N: kind or sort of animal or plant
  575. crossbreed
    hybridize; N: hybrid; CF. interbreed; CF. inbreed
  576. well-bred
    of good upbringing; well-mannered and refined
  577. gentry
    people of standing(rank or position); people of good family or high social position; class of people just below nobility
  578. gentle
    kindly; soft; mild; of good family
  579. genuflect
    bend the knee as in worship
  580. germane
    pertinent; bearing upon(having connection with) the case at hand; appropriate
  581. germinal
    pertaining to a germ; creative; Ex. germinal idea
  582. germ
    earliest form of an organism; seed or bud; something that may develop into something larger or more important; microbe
  583. germinate
    cause to sprout; sprout
  584. sprout
    begin to grow; give off shoots or buds; N: new growth on a plant; shoot
  585. shoot
    new growth from a plant
  586. gerontocracy
    government ruled by old people
  587. gerontology
    study of the sociological phenomena associated with old age
  588. geriatrics
    medical treatment and care of old age
  589. gerrymander
    change voting district lines in order to favor a political party; N. CF. Elbridge Gerry + (sala)mander
  590. gestate
    evolve as in prenatal growth; N. gestation: period of development from conception until birth
  591. natal
    connected with birth; CF. prenatal; CF. postnatal
  592. gesticulation
    motion; gesture; V. gesticulate: make gestures (while speaking)
  593. ghastly
    horrible; terrifying; resembling ghosts; CF. aghast
  594. gibberish
    nonsense; nonsensical or unintelligible talk or writing; babbling
  595. gibe
    mock; make jeering remarks; N: jeering remarks
  596. giddy
    light-hearted; not serious; frivolous; dizzy; causing dizziness; Ex. giddy youth; Ex. giddy climb/height
  597. gingerly
    very carefully; ADJ.
  598. girth
    distance around something; circumference
  599. gist
    essence; main point; substance
  600. glacial
    like a glacier; of an ice age; extremely cold; Ex. glacial epoch; CF. iceberg
  601. glaring
    (of something bad) highly conspicuous; harshly bright; shining intensely and blindingly
  602. glare
    shine intensely and blindingly; stare fixedly and angrily; N.
  603. glaze
    cover with a thin and shiny surface; apply a glaze to; N: thin, smooth, shiny coating (as for pottery); Ex. unglazed pottery
  604. glean
    gather leavings; gather grain left behind by reapers; gather bit by bit (facts or information) often with difficulty
  605. glib
    fluent (with insincerity or superficiality); facile; slick
  606. slick
    make smooth or glossy; N: smooth surface; Ex. oil slick; ADJ: smooth; glossy; deftly executed; adroit; glib
  607. sleek
    smooth and shining (as from good health); V.
  608. glimmer
    shine erratically; twinkle; N: dim or unsteady light; faint indication; Ex. glimmer of hope
  609. glitter
    shine brightly with flashing points of light; Ex. glittering diamond ring; N: sparkling light; attractiveness; glamor; Ex. glitter of the sun on the waves
  610. glamor
    compelling charm; ADJ. glamorous
  611. gloat
    express evil satisfaction; look at or think about with evil satisfaction; view malevolently; Ex. The thief gloated over the stolen jewels.
  612. gloss_over
    explain away with the intention of deceiving or hiding faults
  613. gloss
    brief explanation note or translation of a difficult expression; V.
  614. glossary
    brief explanation of words used in the text
  615. glossy
    smooth and shining; N. gloss: shiny brightness on a surface; superficially attractive appearance; Ex. gloss of good manners
  616. mat
    not shiny; matte; having a dull finish; N: flat piece of material used as a floor covering; V.
  617. finish
    surface texture; completeness of execution
  618. finished
    properly made and complete; Ex. finished product/performance
  619. glower
    scowl; glare; look or stare angrily
  620. scowl
    frown angrily; N: angry frown
  621. glut
    overstock; fill beyond capacity (with food); fill to excess; N: oversupply
  622. glutinous
    sticky; viscous; gluey
  623. glutton
    someone who eats too much; ADJ. gluttonous: given to gluttony; greedy; CF. gluttony: habit of eating too much
  624. gnarled
  625. gnarl
    protruding knot on a tree; V.
  626. gnome
    dwarf; underground spirit who guards treasure hoards
  627. goad
    urge on; drive with a goad; cause (someone) to do something by continued annoyance; Ex. They goaded him into doing it by saying he was a coward; N: sharp-pointed stick for driving cattle; stimulus; CF. annoy continually
  628. gorge
    narrow canyon; steep rocky cleft; ravine (made by a stream which runs through it)
  629. gorge
    stuff oneself (with food); glut; CF. gorgeous: dazzlingly beautiful
  630. gory
    bloody; N. gore: blood (from a wound)
  631. shudder
    shake uncontrollably; tremble; V.
  632. gossamer
    sheer; very light; like cobwebs; N: soft and sheer fabric; cobweb
  633. sheer
    pure; thin and transparent; very steep
  634. gouge
    tear out; cut out (as if with a gouge); Ex. gouge his eyes out; N: chisel for cutting out hollow areas in wood
  635. gouge
    overcharge (with high price); extort from; Ex. gouge the public; CF. usury
  636. gourmand
    epicure; person who takes excessive pleasure in food and drink
  637. gourmet
    connoisseur of food and drink; epicure
  638. graduated
    arranged by degrees (of height, difficulty, etc.)
  639. graduate
    arrange into categories or grades; divide into marked intervals (for use in measurement); Ex. graduated ruler
  640. granary
    storehouse for grain
  641. grandeur
    impressiveness; stateliness; majesty
  642. stately
    formal; ceremonious; grand in style or size; majestic
  643. grandiloquent
    (of a person or speech) using high sounding or important-sounding language; pompous; bombastic
  644. grandiose
    affectedly grand; pretentious; high-flown; ridiculously exaggerated; impressive; great in size or scope; grand; Ex. grandiose ideas
  645. high-flown
    highly pretentious or inflated
  646. matin\'ee(matinee)
    dramatic or musical performance given in the afternoon
  647. granulate
    form into grains or granules; N. granule: grain or particle
  648. graphic
    pertaining to the art of delineating; vividly described
  649. vivid
    (of light or color) bright and distinct; evoking lifelike mental images; Ex. vivid red hair/description
  650. graphite
    black form of carbon used in lead pencils
  651. grapple
    wrestle; come to grips with; take hold of and struggle with; Ex. grapple with the burglar
  652. grate
    make a harsh noise; have an unpleasant effect; shred by rubbing against a rough surface; Ex. grated cheese N: framework of metal bars to hold fuel in a fireplace
  653. gratify
    please; satisfy; Ex. gratify a desire
  654. gratis
    free; without charge; ADJ.
  655. gratuitous
    given freely; unwarranted; uncalled for; done without good reason; Ex. gratuitous comment
  656. gratuity
  657. gravity
    seriousness; ADJ. grave
  658. gregarious
    sociable; (of an animal) tending to form a group
  659. grievance
    cause of complaint; complaint
  660. grill
    question severely; cook on a grill; broil; N: cooking surface of parallel metal bars
  661. broil
    cook by direct heat; N.
  662. grim
    causing great fear; unrelenting; determined in spite of fear; Ex. grim smile
  663. grimace
    facial distortion to show feeling such as pain, disgust, etc; V.
  664. grisly
    ghastly; horrifying; Ex. grisly remains of the bodies
  665. groom
    man employed to take care of horses; V: make neat and trim; clean and brush (an animal)
  666. grotesque
    fantastic; comically hideous; strange and unnatural (causing fear or amusement)
  667. hideous
    repulsive to the sight; ugly; repugnant; Ex. hideous face/scream
  668. grotto
    small cavern
  669. grouse
    complain; fuss; grumble; grouch; N: plump chickenlike game bird
  670. grumble
    complain; mutter discontentedly; grouch; N.
  671. mutter
    utter (complaining words) indistinctly in low tones
  672. rumble
    make or move with a deep rolling sound (as thunder or stomach)
  673. grovel
    crawl or creep on ground; remain prostrate; behave in a servile manner
  674. grudging
    unwilling; reluctant; stingy(giving reluctantly)
  675. gruel
    thin liquid porridge
  676. porridge
    soft food made by boiling oatmeal
  677. oatmeal
    crushed oats used for making porridge
  678. grueling
    exhausting; Ex. grueling marathon race
  679. gruesome
    grisly; horrible
  680. gruff
    rough-mannered; (of a voice) rough; hoarse
  681. grunt
    utter a deep guttural sound (as a pig does); N.
  682. guffaw
    boisterous laughter; V.
  683. guile
    deceit; duplicity; wiliness; cunning; Ex. persuade her by guile
  684. cunning
    clever in deceiving; sly; N: cleverness in deceiving; deceit
  685. guileless
    without deceit
  686. guise
    outward appearance; costume; Ex. in a new guise
  687. gull
    trick; deceive; hoodwink; N: person who is easily tricked; dupe
  688. gullible
    easily deceived
  689. gustatory
    affecting or relating to the sense of taste
  690. gusto
    eager enjoyment; zest; enthusiasm
  691. gusty
  692. gust
    strong abrupt rush of wind; V. CF. bluster
  693. guy
    cable or chain attached to something that needs to be braced or steadied; CF. guide
  694. topple
    become unsteady and fall down
  695. overthrow
    topple; N.
  696. overturn
    turn over; capsize; topple
  697. capsize
    (of a boat) turn over
  698. gyroscope
    apparatus used to maintain balance, ascertain direction, etc.
  699. habituate
    accustom or familiarize; addict
  700. hackles
    hairs on back and neck, especially of a dog; Ex. make someone's hackles rise
  701. growl
    low, guttural, menacing sound (as of a dog)
  702. hackneyed
    commonplace; trite
  703. haggard
    wasted away; gaunt; Ex. haggard faces of the rescued miners
  704. haggle
    argue about prices (in an attempt to bargain)
  705. halcyon
    calm; peaceful; Ex. halcyon days
  706. hale
  707. hail
    frozen rain drop; V: salute or greet; precipitate hail
  708. hallowed
    blessed; consecrated; Ex. hallowed ground; V. hallow: set apart as holy
  709. hallucination
    delusion; false idea; false perception of objects with a compelling sense of their reality; objects so perceived; V. hallucinate; ADJ. hallucinatory
  710. halting
    hesitant; faltering; not fluent; Ex. halting steps/voice; V. halt: proceed or act with uncertainty; falter; hesitate; waver; stop
  711. waver
    move or swing back and forth; be uncertain or unsteady in decision or movement; Ex. wavering between accepting and refusing
  712. hamper
    obstruct; prevent the free movement of; N: ½Ä·áÇ°À̳ª ÀǺ¹ µîÀ» ´ã´Â ¹Ù±¸´Ï
  713. hap
    chance; luck
  714. haphazard
    random; by chance; happening in an unplanned manner; Ex. haphazard growth of the town
  715. hapless
    unfortunate; luckless
  716. harangue
    long, passionate, and vehement speech; V.
  717. harass
    annoy by repeated attacks
  718. harbinger
    forerunner (which foreshadows what is to come)
  719. harbor
    give protection (by giving food and shelter); provide a refuge for; hide; keep in mind (thoughts or feelings); Ex. harbor a grudge/criminal; N: place of shelter; refuge
  720. habitat
    natural home of a plant or animal; CF. habitation
  721. hardy
    (of people or animals) sturdy; robust; (of plants) able to stand inclement(stormy) weather
  722. harping
    tiresome dwelling on a subject; V. harp: dwell on(think or speak a lot about) tediously
  723. harrowing
    agonizing; distressing; traumatic; V. harrow: break up and level (soil) with a harrow; inflict great distress on; agonize; N: farming machine to break up the earth
  724. harry
    harass, annoy, torment (by repeated attacks); raid
  725. hatch
    deck opening; lid covering a deck opening; V: emerge from an egg; produce (young) from an egg
  726. latch
    fastening or lock consisting of a movable bar that fits into a notch; V: close with a latch
  727. notch
    V-shaped cut in a surface; V.
  728. haughtiness
    pride; arrogance; ADJ. haughty
  729. haunt
    (of a spirit) visit (a place); come to mind continually; visit (a place) regularly; frequent; Ex. haunted house; Ex. haunted by his last words; N: place much frequented
  730. haven
    place of safety; refuge; harbor; Ex. tax haven
  731. havoc
    widespread damage; disorder; chaos
  732. hazardous
  733. hazard
    venture; put in danger; risk; Ex. hazard a guess; N: possible source of danger
  734. hazy
    slightly obscure; misty; unclear; N. haze: light mist or smoke; confused state of mind
  735. headlong
    hasty; rash; headfirst; ADV.
  736. headfirst
    moving with the head leading; headlong
  737. headstrong
    willful; stubborn; unyielding; determined to have one's own way; CF. no 'excessive'
  738. heckler
    person who verbally harasses others; V. heckle: verbally harass as with gibes (by interrupting a speaker or speech)
  739. hedonist
    one who believes that pleasure is the sole aim in life; CF. hedonism: practice of living one's life purely for pleasure
  740. heedless
    not noticing; disregarding
  741. heed
    pay attention to; N: close attention
  742. hegemony
    dominance especially of one nation over others
  743. heinous
    atrocious; wicked; hatefully bad; Ex. heinous crime
  744. gross
    total; fragrant; clearly wrong; (of people's behavior) coarse; corpulent; Ex. gross insolence/behavior; V: earn as a total amount; N: 12 dozens
  745. helm
    steering wheel of a ship; position of control
  746. herbivorous
    grain-eating; CF. herbivore
  747. heresy
    opinion contrary to popular belief; opinion contrary to accepted religion; ADJ. heretical; CF. heretic
  748. hermetic
    sealed by fusion so as to be airtight; airtight
  749. hermetic
    concerning alchemy or magic; obscure and mysterious; occult
  750. sterile
    incapable of producing young; free from microorganism; V. sterilize
  751. hermitage
    home of a hermit
  752. herpetologist
    one who studies reptiles; CF. herpetology: branch of zoology that deals with reptiles and amphibians
  753. heterodox
    (of beliefs) against accepted opinion; unorthodox; unconventional
  754. heterogeneous
    dissimilar; mixed; not homogeneous; consisting of dissimilar elements or plants
  755. hew
    cut to pieces with ax or sword; chop; N.
  756. heyday
    time of greatest success or power; prime
  757. prime
    period of ideal or peak condition; earliest or beginning stage; Ex. in the prime of life; Ex. prime of the year(spring); ADJ: first in importance or rank; first; V: make ready; prepare
  758. primary
    first in rank or importance; principal; earliest in time; Ex. primary stages; N. CF. first
  759. primal
    first in rank or importance; being first in time; original; Ex. man's primal innocence
  760. primate
    group of mammals including humans
  761. hiatus
    gap; pause; gap or interruption in space or time; break
  762. hibernal
    wintry; wintery; of or like winter
  763. hibernate
    sleep throughout the winter; N. hibernation
  764. hierarchy
    arrangement by rank or standing; authoritarian body divided into ranks; body of persons having authority
  765. totem
    animal, plant, or natural object serving as a symbol of a clan or family; representation of this; Ex. totem pole
  766. hieroglyphic
    picture writing; ADJ.
  767. hilarity
    boisterous mirth(merriment; laughter); ADJ. hilarious: full of laughter
  768. hindmost
    furthest behind; farthest to the rear
  769. wage
    begin and continue (a war)
  770. hindrance
    block; obstacle; V. hinder
  771. hinterlands
    back country; inner part of a country; OP. foreland
  772. hireling
    one who serves for hire (usually used contemptuously); one who works solely for compensation; Ex. hireling politician
  773. hirsute
    hairy; having a lot of hair
  774. histrionic
    theatrical; excessively dramatic or emotional; affected; of actors or acting; N. histrionics: histrionic behavior
  775. historic
    important in history; Ex. historic battle
  776. historical
    connected with history; based on events in history (whether regarded as important or not)
  777. hoard
    stockpile; accumulate for future use; N: supply stored for future use
  778. hoary
    white with age
  779. hoax
    trick which makes someone take action; practical joke; Ex. hoax mail; V.
  780. holocaust
    destruction by fire; CF. burnt whole; CF. Holocaust
  781. holster
    leather pistol case (that hangs on a belt around the waist)
  782. homage
    honor; tribute; great respect; Ex. pay/do homage to
  783. homeostasis
    tendency of a system or organism to maintain relative stability or internal equilibrium; CF. homeo-: constant; Ex. homeotherm
  784. homespun
    domestic; made at home; spun or woven at home; simple and ordinary; Ex. homespun philosophy
  785. spin
    rotate swiftly; make (thread) by twisting (cotton, wool, etc.); N.
  786. homily
    sermon; tedious moralizing lecture; serious warning; ADJ. homiletic
  787. homogeneous
    of the same kind; uniform in composition throughout
  788. hone
    sharpen (a tool); N: whetstone for sharpening a tool
  789. hoodwink
    deceive; delude
  790. horde
    crowd; swarm
  791. swarm
    large group of insects moving in a mass; crowd of people or animals; V: move in a crowd or mass
  792. hortatory
    encouraging; exhortive; marked by exhortation; CF. exhort
  793. horticultural
    pertaining to cultivation of gardens; N. horticulture: science or art of cultivating fruits, vegetables, or ornamental plants; CF. agriculture: science or art of farming or growing crops
  794. hostility
    unfriendliness; hatred; enmity; ADJ. hostile
  795. hovel
    shack; small wretched house
  796. hut
    crude dwelling; shack
  797. shack
    crude cabin
  798. shed
    small roofed structure for storage and shelter; V: pour forth; lose by natural process; repel without allowing penetration; radiate; cast; Ex. shed tears/light/water/skin/leaves
  799. hover
    hang about; (of birds or aircraft) stay in the air in one place; (of people) wait nearby; stay around one place; waver; be in an uncertain state
  800. hubbub
    confused uproar; loud noise; din
  801. hubris
    arrogance; excessive self-conceit
  802. hue
    color; aspect; Ex. opinions of every hue
  803. hue_and_cry
    outcry; loud cry or clamor; strong protest; Ex. hue and cry against the new rule
  804. humane
    marked by kindness or consideration; kind and compassionate; humanitarian
  805. humanitarian
    one devoted to the promotion of human welfare; CF. humanism
  806. humdrum
    dull; monotonous
  807. humid
    damp; N. humidity
  808. humility
    humbleness of spirit
  809. humble
    of low rank or position; modest; having a low opinion of oneself and a high opinion of others; unassuming; not proud; V. humiliate: make humble; cause to feel ashamed or to lose the respect of others
  810. hummock
    small hill; hillock
  811. humus
    substance or rich soil formed by decaying vegetable matter; CF. soil
  812. hurtle
    crash; rush; move with great speed; Ex. hurtling runaway train
  813. husband
    use sparingly; conserve; save; Ex. husband one's energy; CF. house holder
  814. husbandry
    frugality; thrift; economy; agriculture; farming; Ex. animal husbandry; CF. husbandman
  815. hybrid
    mongrel; mixed breed; V. hybridize
  816. mongrel
    plant or animal (esp. a dog) of mixed breed; ADJ.
  817. pedigree
    line of ancestors; ancestry; lineage; ADJ. (of an animal) descended from of a chosen family; Ex. pedigree dog; CF. crane's foot
  818. hydrophobia
    fear of water; rabies
  819. rabies
    disease passed on by the bite of an infected animal (causing madness and death)
  820. hygiene
    science and practice of the promotion and preservation of health; ADJ. hygienic: showing careful attention to cleanness (to prevent disease); Ex. hygienic condition
  821. hyperbole
    exaggeration; overstatement; ADJ. hyperbolic: of hyperbole; of a hyperbola
  822. hypercritical
    excessively exacting; too critical (without noticing good qualities)
  823. hypochondriac
    person unduly worried about his health; worrier without cause about illness; ADJ. CF. hypochondria: neurosis that one is or is becoming ill; CF. abdomen
  824. hypocritical
    pretending to be virtuous; deceiving; N. hypocrisy: profession of beliefs one does not possess; CF. hypocrite
  825. hypothetical
    based on assumptions or hypotheses; supposed; N. hypothesis
  826. ichthyology
    study of fish; CF. ichthyo-: fish
  827. icon(ikon)
    religious image; idol; image or representation
  828. iconoclastic
    attacking cherished traditions; N. iconoclast: one who attacks traditional ideas; one who destroys sacred images
  829. ideology
    system of ideas characteristic of a group or culture
  830. idiom
    expression whose meaning as a whole differs from the meanings of its individual words; distinctive style (of expression); Ex. idiom of the modern popular music; ADJ. idiomatic
  831. idiosyncrasy
    individual trait usually odd in nature; behavioral peculiarity; eccentricity; attitude, behavior, or opinion peculiar to a person; anything highly individual or eccentric; ADJ. idiosyncratic
  832. idolatry
    worship of idols; excessive admiration or devotion; ADJ. idolatrous
  833. idyllic
    charmingly carefree; simple and happy; Ex. idyllic scene
  834. idyll(idyl)
    short poem idealizing rural life; simple happy period of life (in the country); scene from such a time; Ex. idyll of two young lovers
  835. igneous
    produced by fire; of fire; volcanic; (of rocks) formed from lava; Ex. igneous meteorite
  836. ignite
    kindle; light; catch fire or set fire to
  837. ignoble
    unworthy; not noble; dishonorable; Ex. ignoble deed
  838. ignominy
    deep disgrace; shame or dishonor; ADJ. ignominious; Ex. ignominous defeat
  839. illicit
  840. illimitable
    infinite; limitless
  841. illuminate
    brighten; clear up or make understandable; enlighten; enable to understand; Ex. illuminating remarks
  842. illusion
    misleading vision or visual image; false idea or belief; CF. delusion
  843. illusive
    deceiving; based on illusion; causing illusion; deceptive
  844. illusory
    illusive; deceptive; not real
  845. imbalance
    lack of balance or symmetry; disproportion
  846. disproportion
    lack of proportion (between the parts); ADJ. disproportionate
  847. imbecility
    weakness of mind; state of being an imbecile; N. imbecile: stupid person; fool
  848. imbibe
    drink in
  849. imbroglio
    complicated situation (as in a play); painful or complex misunderstanding (as in a play); entanglement; confused mass (as of papers); V. embroil
  850. imbue
    saturate(soak thoroughly); fill; Ex. imbue someone with feelings
  851. immaculate
    spotless; flawless; absolutely clean
  852. tenant
    one that pays rent to use property owned by another
  853. tenancy
    possession of land or building by rent; period of a tenant's occupancy
  854. imminent
    impending; near at hand
  855. immobility
    state of being immovable
  856. immolate
    offer or kill as a sacrifice (by fire)
  857. immune
    resistant to; free or exempt from; N. immunity
  858. immure
    imprison; shut up in confinement; CF. wall
  859. immutable
  860. impair
    injure; hurt; damage
  861. impale
    pierce (with a sharp point); Ex. impaled by the spear
  862. impalpable
    imperceptible(not easily understood); intangible; OP. palpable: tangible; easily perceptible
  863. impartial
    not biased; fair; N. impartiality
  864. impart
    grant a share of; make known; Ex. news to impart
  865. impassable
    not able to be traveled or crossed
  866. impasse
    predicament(dangerous condition) from which there is no escape; situation allowing for no further progress
  867. impassive
    without feeling; expressionless; imperturbable; stoical; Ex. impassive face
  868. impeach
    charge (a public official) with crime in office; raise doubts about; indict; Ex. impeach a witness's credibility
  869. impeccable
  870. credential
    evidence concerning one's authority; written proof of a person's position; Ex. The new ambassador presented his credentials to the court.
  871. impecunious
    without money
  872. impede
    hide; retard or obstruct the progress of; block
  873. retard
    delay (in development); ADJ. retarded: (as of a child) slower in development
  874. impediment
    hindrance; stumbling-block; speech defect preventing clear articulation; Ex. speech impediment
  875. impel
    drive or force onward; drive to take action; urge to action
  876. impending
    nearing; approaching; about to happen
  877. impenetrable
    not able to be pierced or entered; beyond understanding; impossible to understand; Ex. impenetrable mystery
  878. impenitent
    not repentant
  879. imperative
    absolutely necessary; that must be done; critically important; expressing command; Ex. It is imperative that; N: something that must be done
  880. imperceptible
    unnoticeable; impossible to perceive; undetectable
  881. imperial
    like an emperor; related to an empire; CF. imperialism
  882. imperil
    put in danger
  883. imperious
    domineering; too commanding; haughty; CF. imperial/emperor
  884. impermeable
    impervious; not permitting passage through its substance; impossible to permeate
  885. impertinent
    insolent; rude; not pertinent; N. impertinence
  886. imperturbable
    unshakably calm; placid
  887. collected
    composed; calm; self-possessed
  888. impervious
    impenetrable; incapable of being damaged or distressed; incapable of being affected (in one's opinions); Ex. impervious to water/criticism
  889. impetuous
    violent; hasty; rash; impulsive; without careful thought; Ex. impetuous decision
  890. impetus
    moving force; momentum; force of a moving body; incentive; stimulus; impulse
  891. impiety
    irreverence; lack of respect for God or piety
  892. impinge
    infringe; encroach; influence; touch; collide with; Ex. The effects are impinging on every aspect of our lives.
  893. impious
  894. implacable
    incapable of being pacified; impossible to appease; Ex. implacable enemy
  895. implausible
    unlikely (to be true); unbelievable; Ex. implausible alibi
  896. implement
    put into effect; enforce; carry out; supply with tools; Ex. implement the plan/suggestion; N: tool or instrument
  897. implicate
    incriminate; involve incriminatingly; show to be involved (in a crime); Ex. implicate someone in the crime
  898. implication
    something hinted at or suggested; implying; implicating
  899. implicit
    understood but not stated; implied; unquestioning and complete; Ex. implicit trust
  900. implode
    burst inward; CF. vaccum tube
  901. implore
  902. imply
    suggest a meaning not expressed; signify
  903. impolitic
    not wise; not expedient; not politic
  904. imponderable
    weightless; that cannot undergo precise evaluation; CF. pound
  905. import
    significance; importance; meaning
  906. significant
    expressing a meaning; important; Ex. significant smile; N. significance: importance; meaning; V. signify: denote; mean; signal; make known; matter; be significant
  907. importunate
    urging; always demanding; troublesomely urgent or persistent
  908. importune
    beg persistently; make repeated requests (in an annoying way)
  909. imposture
    assuming a false identity; masquerade; CF. impostor
  910. masquerade
    wear a mask or disguise; pretend; N: costume party or ball at which masks are worn; pretense; disguise
  911. impotent
    weak; ineffective; lacking in physical strength or power
  912. crave
    desire; want intensely
  913. imprecation
    curse; swearword
  914. impregnable
    invulnerable; impossible to capture or enter by force; Ex. impregnable fort/argument; CF. take
  915. impregnate
    make pregnant; fill thoroughly; saturate
  916. impromptu
    without previous preparation; off the cuff(end of a sleeve); on the spur of the moment
  917. impropriety
    improperness; unsuitableness
  918. improvident
    thriftless; not providing for the future
  919. improvise
    compose on the spur of the moment
  920. imprudent
    lacking caution; not prudent; injudicious
  921. impudence
    impertinence; insolence
  922. impugn
    dispute or contradict (often in an insulting way); attack as false or questionable; challenge; gainsay; CF. fight
  923. impuissance
    powerlessness; feebleness
  924. impunity
    freedom from punishment or harm; CF. punish
  925. impute
    attribute; ascribe; charge; N. imputation
  926. inadvertently
    unintentionally; by oversight; carelessly
  927. oversee
    watch over and direct; supervise; N. oversight: unintentional failure to notice or do something; supervision
  928. inalienable
    not to be taken away; nontransferable; Ex. inalienable rights
  929. inane
    silly; senseless; Ex. inane remarks; N. inanity
  930. inanimate
    lifeless; not animate
  931. inarticulate
    speechless; producing indistinct speech; not articulate; not expressing oneself clearly
  932. speechless
    unable for the moment to speak (because of strong feeling); Ex. speechless with anger
  933. inaugurate
    begin formally; install in office; induct into office by a formal ceremony; N. inauguration; ADJ. inaugural
  934. incandescent
    strikingly bright; shining with intense heat; emitting visible light when heated; Ex. incandescent light bulb; CF. candle
  935. incantation
    singing or chanting of magic spells; magical formula; (the saying of) words used in magic; CF. enchant
  936. chant
    tune(melody) in which a number of words are sung on the same note; V: sing (a chant); utter (a slogan) in the manner of a chant
  937. charm
    quality of pleasing; amulet; action or formula thought to have magical power; spell; V: attract; cast a spell on; bewitch
  938. bewitch
    cast a spell over; captivate completely
  939. recite
    repeat aloud (something learned); describe; Ex. recite his complaints; N. recitation
  940. recital
    act of reciting publicly; detailed account; performance of music or dance (by a solo performer)
  941. incapacitate
    disable; N. incapacity: lack of capacity
  942. incarcerate
  943. incarnate
    endowed with flesh; invested with bodily form; personified; Ex. devil incarnate; V: give bodily form to; embody
  944. incarnation
    act of assuming a human body and human nature; one who personifies something; personification; Ex. previous incarnation/reincarnation
  945. personify
    represent (an inanimate object) as a person; be the embodiment or perfect example of; Ex. She is evil/patience personified; N. personification
  946. incendiary
    arsonist; ADJ: causing fire; of arson; Ex. incendiary bomb
  947. incense
    enrage; infuriate(make furious); make extremely angry; outrage; N: aromatic substance burned to produce a pleasant odor
  948. incentive
    spur; motive; something which encourages one to greater activity
  949. inception
    start; beginning
  950. incessant
    uninterrupted; unceasing
  951. inchoate
    (of desire, wish, plan) recently begun; not explicit; at the beginning of development; rudimentary; elementary; Ex. inchoate mass
  952. incidence
    rate of occurrence; particular occurrence; Ex. high incidence of infant mortality
  953. incidental
    not essential; minor; N: something incidental
  954. incident
    event; event that causes a crisis
  955. incinerate
    burn to ashes
  956. incipient
    beginning; in an early stage
  957. incisive
    (appreciatively) cutting; sharp; Ex. incisive remarks; V. incise: make a cut into
  958. incite
    arouse to action; goad; motivate; induce to exist; Ex. incite a riot/the crowd to rebellion
  959. inclement
    stormy; unkind; unmerciful; CF. clement
  960. incline
    slope; slant; Ex. steep incline
  961. inclined
    tending or leaning toward; bent; V. incline: slant; dispose; be disposed; tend
  962. tend
    have a tendency; take care of; minister; serve at; apply one's attention; attend
  963. inclusive
    tending to include all; all-inclusive; Ex. inclusive charge
  964. incognito
    with identity concealed; using an assumed name; ADJ.
  965. incoherent
    unintelligible; muddled; unable to express one's thoughts in an orderly manner; illogical; lacking cohesion; not coherent
  966. incommodious
    not spacious; inconvenient
  967. incompatible
    inharmonious; N. incompatibility
  968. incongruity
    lack of harmony; absurdity; ADJ. incongruous: lacking in harmony; inappropriate
  969. attire
    clothe; N: clothing; array; apparel
  970. inconsequential
    insignificant; unimportant
  971. inconsistency
    state of being self-contradictory; lack of uniformity or steadiness; ADJ. inconsistent: displaying a lack of consistency; erratic; contradictory; incompatible
  972. incontinent
    lacking self-restraint; not continent; licentious
  973. incontrovertible
    indisputable; impossible to dispute; not open to question; unquestionable
  974. incorporate
    introduce something into a larger whole; include; embody; give material form to; ADJ.
  975. incorporeal
    without a material body; insubstantial
  976. incorrigible
  977. incredulity
    tendency to disbelief
  978. incredulous
    withholding belief; skeptical; showing disbelief
  979. increment
  980. incriminate
    accuse of or implicate in a crime; serve as evidence against; cause to seem or make guilty of a crime; Ex. incriminating evidence
  981. incrustation
    hard coating or crust; V. incrust: encrust; cover with a crust
  982. incubate
    hatch; warm (eggs) with the body to promote hatching; maintain at optimal environment conditions for development; be holding in one's body an infection which is going to develop into a disease; N. incubation; CF. incubation:disease
  983. inasmuch_as
    since; owing to the fact that
  984. incubus
    burden; very worriying problem; mental care; nightmare; male devil; CF. succubus
  985. inculcate
    teach (ideas or principles); instill
  986. incumbent
    obligatory; imposed as an obligation; currently holding an office; N: person who holds an office
  987. incur
    bring upon oneself
  988. incursion
    temporary invasion; CF. excursion: short journey
  989. indefatigable
    tireless; untiring; showing no sign of getting tired
  990. indelible
    not able to be erased
  991. indemnify
    make secure against damage or loss; compensate for damage or loss; CF. make uninjured
  992. indentation
    notch; deep recess; V. indent; CF. tooth
  993. indenture
    bind as servant or apprentice to master; bind by indenture; N: contract binding one party into the service of another for a specified time (as between an apprentice and his master)
  994. indeterminate
    uncertain; not clearly fixed; indefinite
  995. indicative
    suggestive; implying; serving to indicate
  996. indices
    signs; indications; Ex. indices of a student's potential; CF. index: something that reveals or indicates; sign; Ex. cost-of-living index
  997. indict
    charge; N. indictment
  998. indifferent
    unmoved or unconcerned by; having no interest in; mediocre; neither good nor bad
  999. indigence
  1000. indigenous
    native; Ex. plant indigenous to the New World
  1001. indigent
    poor; destitute
  1002. indignation
    anger at an injustice; Ex. righteous indignation; ADJ. indignant
  1003. righteous
    morally upright; just
  1004. rightful
    legally correct; Ex. rightful owner
  1005. indignity
    treatment or situation that causes shame or loss of dignity, respect; offensive or insulting treatment; humiliating or degrading treatment; Ex. I suffered the indignity of having to say that in front of them.
  1006. indiscriminate
    choosing at random; confused; not based on careful distinctions
  1007. indisputable
    too certain to be disputed; beyond doubt
  1008. indissoluble
    permanent; impossible to dissolve or disintegrate
  1009. indite
    write; compose
  1010. indolent
  1011. indomitable
    unconquerable; unyielding
  1012. indubitable
    unable to be doubted; which cannot be doubted; unquestionable
  1013. induce
    persuade; lead to do something; bring about; N. inducement
  1014. inductive
    pertaining to induction or proceeding from the specific to the general
  1015. induct
    place formally in office; install; admit as a member; initiate; N. induction: inducting; process of deriving general principles from particular facts
  1016. indulgent
    humoring; yielding; lenient; showing indulgence
  1017. indulge
    yield to; gratify; allow oneself a special pleasure; Ex. indulge one's every whim/a child/in a big cigarette; N. indulgence
  1018. humor
    indulge; comply with the wishes of; N. quality that makes something amusing; state of mind; mood; Ex. in a bad humor; Ex. out of humor
  1019. industrious
    diligent; hard-working; N. industry
  1020. inebriated
    habitually intoxicated; drunk; N. inebriety
  1021. inebriate
    make drunk; intoxicate; N. intoxicated person
  1022. intoxicate
    make drunk; stimulate or excite; Ex. intoxicated by all the money he might win
  1023. ineffable
    unutterable; not to be uttered; taboo; that cannot be expressed in speech; indescribable; unspeakable; inexpressible; Ex. ineffable name/joy
  1024. ineffectual
    not effective; not having a desired effect; weak
  1025. ineluctable
    irresistible; not to be escaped; unavoidable
  1026. inept
    unsuited; inappropriate; lacking skill; incompetent; CF. inapt: (of statements or ideas) inappropriate
  1027. inequity
    unfairness; ADJ. inequitable
  1028. inerrancy
  1029. inert
    inactive; lacking power to move; unable to move or act; Ex. chemically inert; N. inertia: state of being inert; force which keeps a thing in the position or state
  1030. inevitable
  1031. inexorable
    relentless; unyielding; implacable; not capable of being changed by entreaty or efforts; Ex. inexorable price rises
  1032. infallible
    unerring; never making mistakes
  1033. infamous
    notoriously bad; notorious; well known for being bad; Ex. infamous behavior; N: infamy: infamous act; evil fame or reputation
  1034. infantile
    childish; infantlike
  1035. infer
    deduce; conclude; N. inference
  1036. infernal
    pertaining to hell; devilish; N. inferno: place of fiery heat or destruction
  1037. infidel
    unbeliever (with respect to a particular religion)
  1038. infiltrate
    pass into or through; penetrate or enter (an organization) sneakily; Ex. infiltrate the troops into enemy territory; CF. infiltrator
  1039. penetrate
    enter into; pierce; permeate; see through; grasp the inner significance of; understand
  1040. infinitesimal
    very small
  1041. infirmity
  1042. inflated
    exaggerated; pompous; enlarged (with air or gas)
  1043. influx
    flowing into
  1044. infraction
    violation (of a rule or regulation); breach
  1045. infringe
    violate (a law); encroach (the right of another person)
  1046. ingenious
    marked by inventive skill; clever; resourceful; N. ingenuity
  1047. resourceful
    clever and imaginative (in dealing with difficult situations); N. resource, resourcefulness
  1048. ingenuous
    naive and trusting; young; unsophisticated; candid
  1049. ingenue
    ing\'enue; young innocent girl
  1050. ingrained
    deeply established; firmly rooted; Ex. ingrained dirt/prejudice
  1051. ingrate
    ungrateful person (not expressing thanks)
  1052. ingratiate
    become popular with; bring (oneself) in favor of another; Ex. ingratiate himself with the boss
  1053. inherent
    firmly established by nature or habit; intrinsic
  1054. inhibit
    restrain; prohibit; retard or prevent; N. inhibition
  1055. inhibited
    (of a person) unable to express what one really feels
  1056. uninhibited
    having no inhibitions; free in behavior and feelings
  1057. inimical
    (of someone) unfriendly; hostile; (of something) harmful; detrimental; CF. enemy
  1058. inimitable
    matchless; not able to be imitated
  1059. iniquitous
    wicked; immoral; unrighteous; N. iniquity; Ex. den of iniquity
  1060. initiate
    begin; originate; receive into a group; introduce to a new field or activity; Ex. initiate someone into the mysteries of a secret religion; N: one who has been initiated
  1061. injurious
    harmful; causing injury
  1062. inkling
    hint; slight indication
  1063. innate
  1064. innocuous
  1065. innovation
    change; something newly introduced; introduction of something new; V. innovate: begin or introduce (something new); be creative; ADJ. innovative
  1066. innuendo
    indirect or subtle (derogatory) hint; insinuation; Ex. sexual innuendo
  1067. inopportune
    untimely; inappropriate or ill-timed; poorly chosen
  1068. inordinate
    beyond reasonable limits; unrestrained; excessive; Ex. inordinate demands
  1069. inquisitor
    questioner (especially harsh); investigator; person making an inquisition
  1070. inquisitive
    eager for knowledge; unduly curious
  1071. insalubrious
    unwholesome; not healthful; Ex. insalubrious place
  1072. healthful
    conducive to good health; Ex. healthful mountain air
  1073. healthy
    possessing good health; healthful
  1074. wholesome
    conducive to mental or physical health; healthful
  1075. insatiable
    not easily satisfied; unquenchable; Ex. insatiable appetite
  1076. inscrutable
    difficult to understand; impenetrable; not readily understood; mysterious
  1077. insensate
    without feeling; lacking sense; foolish
  1078. insensible
    unconscious; unresponsive; insensitive; unaware; imperceptible; Ex. insensible of his danger/to pain; Ex. insensible change; CF. not the opposite of sensible
  1079. insidious
    treacherous; stealthy; sly; working or spreading harmfully in a stealthy manner; Ex. insidious spreading of dry rot
  1080. insightful
    discerning; perceptive
  1081. insinuate
    hint; imply; suggest indirectly; creep in; introduce or insert (oneself) by artful means; Ex. insinuate himself into the boss's favor; CF. ingratiate
  1082. creep
    move with body close to the ground; move stealthily or slowly; N.
  1083. artful
    exhibiting art or skill; deceitful; cunning; CF. artifice
  1084. insipid
    lacking in flavor; lacking interest; dull; Ex. insipid food/character
  1085. insolence
    impudent disrespect; haughtiness; ADJ. insolent; CF. haughty + rude
  1086. insolvent
    bankrupt; lacking money to pay; N. insolvency
  1087. insomnia
    wakefulness; inability to sleep
  1088. insouciant
    without concern or care; unconcerned; indifferent
  1089. instigate
    start; urge; provoke; incite; Ex. instigate a search/quarrel
  1090. insubordination
    disobedience; rebelliousness; ADJ. insubordinate
  1091. insubstantial
    lacking substance; insignificant; frail; immaterial
  1092. insularity
    narrow-mindedness; isolation; ADJ. insular: of an island; isolated; narrow-minded; CF. peninsula
  1093. insuperable
    insurmountable; unbeatable; Ex. insuperable difficulties
  1094. odds
    chances; probability; disagreement; Ex. The odds are that it will rain. Ex. at odds with
  1095. insurgent
    rebellious; N.
  1096. insurmountable
    overwhelming; unbeatable; insuperable
  1097. insurrection
    rebellion; uprising
  1098. intangible
    not able to be perceived by touch; vague
  1099. integral
    complete; necessary for completeness; Ex. integral part
  1100. integrate
    make whole; combine; make into one unit
  1101. integrity
    honesty; uprightness; wholeness; state of being whole and undivided; completeness
  1102. upright
    (sitting or standing) straight up; honest; moral
  1103. intellect
    higher mental powers; person of great intellectual ability
  1104. intelligentsia
    intellectuals; members of the educated elite (often used derogatorily)
  1105. inter
    bury; N. interment
  1106. cemetery
    place for burying the dead
  1107. interdict
    prohibit; forbid; N.
  1108. interim
    meantime; Ex. in the interim; ADJ. taking place during an interim; Ex. interim paper
  1109. interloper
    intruder; one who interferes
  1110. interminable
  1111. intermittent
    periodic; on and off; stopping and starting at intervals
  1112. internecine
    mutually destructive
  1113. interpolate
    insert between
  1114. interregnum
    period between two successive reigns or governments
  1115. interrogate
    question closely; cross-examine; cross-question
  1116. intervene
    come between; interfere; Ex. intervened to prevent a fight; N. intervention
  1117. intimate
    hint; suggest; imply; ADJ: marked by close relationship; familiar; private; personal; Ex. intimate knowledge/thoughts in the diary; N: close friend or confidant; CF. intimacy
  1118. intimidate
    frighten; N. intimidation
  1119. intractable
    unruly; difficult to manage; Ex. intractable problem/child
  1120. intransigence
    refusal of any compromise; stubbornness; ADJ. intransigent: uncompromising
  1121. intrepid
  1122. intrinsic
    essential; inherent; built-in
  1123. introspective
    looking within oneself; N. introspection: self-examination
  1124. introvert
    one who is introspective or inclined to think more about oneself; ADJ. introverted
  1125. intrude
    put or force in without being asked; trespass; enter as an uninvited person; Ex. intrude one's own opinion into the report; CF. thrust in
  1126. intuition
    immediate insight; power of knowing without reasoning; ADJ. intuitive; V. intuit: know by intuition
  1127. inundate
    flood; overflow; submerge; cover completely; Ex. inundated with work
  1128. overwhelm
    (of water) cover completely; defeat completely by much greater force; Ex. overwhelmed by grief
  1129. submerge
    place under water; dip; go under water; cover completely (as with water); Ex. submerged in work
  1130. engulf
    surround and swallow up
  1131. inured
    accustomed; hardened; Ex. inured to the Alaskan cold; V. inure: make used to something undesirable; harden; CF. unfeeling
  1132. invalidate
    weaken; destroy; make invalid; nullify
  1133. invalid
    one incapacitated(disabled) by a chronic illness; ADJ: incapacitated by illness; not valid; null; V: allow to leave (a military force) because of ill-health
  1134. invective
  1135. inveigh
    denounce; utter censure or invective; Ex. inveigh against the evils of drink
  1136. inveigle
    deceive; lead astray by deception; wheedle(cajole); Ex. inveigle her into joining the club; CF. interest dishonestly
  1137. inverse
  1138. invert
    turn upside down or inside out; reverse the position or condition of
  1139. inveterate
    deep-rooted; habitual; CF. grow old
  1140. invidious
    designed to create ill will or envy; tending to rouse ill will or envy; Ex. invidious comparison
  1141. invincible
  1142. inviolable
    secure from corruption, attack, or violation(or profanation); unassailable; Ex. inviolable oath/rights; N. inviolability
  1143. invocation
    prayer for help (used in invoking); calling upon as a reference or support; act of invoking
  1144. invoke
    call and bring into use (a right or law); call on/upon (a higher power or god) for help; ask for; beg for; conjure (a spirit); Ex. invoke the veto power; Ex. invoke one's advisor/God
  1145. invulnerable
    incapable of injury; impossible to damage or injure
  1146. iota
    very small quantity
  1147. irascible
    irritable; easily angered
  1148. irate
    angry; CF. ire: anger; wrath
  1149. iridescent
    exhibiting rainbowlike colors; Ex. iridescent oil slick; N. iridescence
  1150. irksome
    annoying; tedious; V. irk: annoy
  1151. ironic
    expressing irony; occurring in an unexpected and contrary manner
  1152. irony
    hidden sarcasm or satire; use of words that seem to mean the opposite of what they actually mean; use of words to convey the opposite of their literal meaning
  1153. irreconcilable
    impossible to reconcile; incompatible; not able to be resolved
  1154. irrefutable
    indisputable; incontrovertible; undeniable
  1155. irrelevant
    not applicable; unrelated
  1156. irremediable
    incurable; uncorrectable; impossible to remedy
  1157. irreparable
    not able to be corrected or repaired; impossible to repair
  1158. irrepressible
    unable to be restrained or held back; impossible to hold back
  1159. irreproachable
    beyond reproach; blameless; impeccable; Ex. irreproachable conduct
  1160. irresolute
    uncertain how to act; weak; lacking in resolution; indecisive; N. irresolution
  1161. indecisive
    marked by indecision; inconclusive; Ex. indecisive battle
  1162. indecision
    irresolution; inability to make up one's mind
  1163. irretrievable
    impossible to recover or regain; CF. retrieve
  1164. irreverence
    lack of proper respect or reverence; ADJ. irreverent
  1165. irrevocable
    unalterable; irreversible; impossible to revoke
  1166. isotope
    varying from of an element
  1167. isthmus
    narrow neck of land connecting two larger bodies of land
  1168. itinerant
    wandering; traveling from place to place (to perform work); Ex. itinerant preacher
  1169. itinerary
    plan of a trip; record of a trip
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