English Vocab for Exams

  1. Words that name persons, places, things, or ideas.
  2. Nouns that name ideas.
  3. Things that you can see, hear, smell, taste, or touch.
  4. Particular nouns. Always capitalize them.
    Proper nouns.
  5. General, not particular.
    Common nouns.
  6. A group of people or things. (*Subject and verb)
    • Collective nouns.
    • (*Subject and verb)
  7. Two or more words put together.
    Compound nouns.
  8. Words that takes the place of a noun or others of this kind.
  9. The word the pronoun replaces.
  10. The pronouns you use the most
    • Personal pronouns.
    • (and their possessive forms)
  11. Express an amount or refer to an unspecified person or thing.
    Indefinite pronouns.
  12. Points to specific people or things.
    Demonstrative pronouns.
  13. Begins a question.
    Interrogative pronouns.
  14. Ends in -self or -selves and refers to an earlier noun or pronoun in the sentence.
    Reflexive pronouns.
  15. Adds emphasis.
    Intensive pronouns.
  16. To show excessive admiration or devotion to; flatter or admire servilely.
    Adulation (n.)
  17. Struck with overwhelming shock or amazement; filled with sudden fright or horror.
    Aghast (adj.)
  18. Crooked; awry.
    Askew (adj.)
  19. A settlement of differences by mutual concessions; an agreement reached by adjustment of conflicting or opposing claims, principles, etc., by reciprocal modification of demands.
    Compromise (n.)
  20. Without consolation or solace; hopelessly unhappy; inconsolable.
    Disconsolate (adj.)
  21. Exceeding the bounds of custom, propriety, or reason, especially in amount or extent; highly excessive.
    Exorbitant (adj.)
  22. The entire scale or range.
    Gamut (n.)
  23. A person without any means of support, especially a destitute person who depends on aid from public welfare funds or charity.
    Pauper (n.)
  24. Lack of the usual comforts or necessaries of life.
    Privation (n.)
  25. An apparent probability of advancement, success, profit, etc.; the outlook for the future.
    Prospects (n. pl.)
  26. Having or characterized by financial success or good fortune; flourishing; successful.
    Prosperous (adj.)
  27. Bringing or tending to bring ruin; destructive; disastrous.
    Ruinous (adj.)
  28. Worn out.
    Shabbiness (n.)
  29. The position of an individual in relation to another or others, especially in regard to social or professional standing.
    Status (n.)
  30. Having irritation or annoyance.
    Vexation (n.)
  31. Friendly; pleasant.
    Affable (adj.)
  32. Something that adds to one's comfort or convenience.
    Amenity (n.)
  33. Forgive; ignore; disregard.
    Condone (v.)
  34. Awful; dreadful.
    Deplorable (adj.)
  35. Charming; attractive.
    Disarming (adj.)
  36. Amusing, funny, witty.
    Droll (adj.)
  37. Escape; avoid.
    Elude (v.)
  38. Important; urgent; necessary.
    Imperative (adj.)
  39. Prey; thing you're after.
    Quarry (n.)
  40. Doubt; regret.
    Scruple (n.)
  41. With care; kindly; unselfish.
    Solicitously (adv.)
  42. Endurance; energy; strength; determination.
    Stamina (n.)
  43. You can touch it physical; real.
    Tangible (adj.)
  44. Supernatural; strange; creepy
    Uncanny (adj.)
  45. Enthusiastic; passionate; keen.
    Zealous (adj.)
  46. To make something less sever; to soothe.
    Assuage (v.)
  47. Unable to take effective action; having no power.
    Impotent (adj.)
  48. Uncommunicative; having little to say.
    Taciturn (adj.)
  49. To make dirty; stain; (even a reputation)
    Sully (v.)
  50. Attractively odd; old-fashioned & cute.
    Quaint (adj.)
  51. Wishing evil to others; wanting something bad.
    Malevolent (adj.)
  52. Special liking; preference.
    Predilection (n.)
  53. Cloudlike; hazy (also metaphorical).
    Nebulous (adj.)
  54. Shame or embarrassment.
    Mortification (n.)
  55. The act of doing something undignified or below the accepted standards.
    Condescension (n.)
  56. Showing signs of future success.
    Auspicious (adj.)
  57. Kindly, gentle, not hurtful or harmful.
    Benign (adj.)
  58. Deadly infectious disease that spreads quickly (also metaphorical).
    Pestilence (n.)
  59. Too strange or difficult to be understood.
    Unfathomable (adj.)
  60. To obtain something, especially with effort or care.
    Procure (v.)
  61. Very noisy; vociferous; rowdy.
    Obstreperous (adj.)
  62. Not very noticeable or obvious.
    Inconspicuous (adj.)
  63. Passionately; with strength/passion.
    Vehemently (adv.)
  64. Moral correctness; honest; uprightness (used for character).
    Rectitude (n.)
  65. Inclination or tendency (to do something) - similar to predilection.
    Propensity (n.)
  66. Quarrelsome; aggresive; (mean and irritable and showing it!)
    Cantankerous (adj.)
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English Vocab for Exams
English Vocab for Exams.