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Word Power

Daylight saving
time (Phr)

A change of clock time to permit more


hours of normal daylight.

Debut (N) (V)

Noun: The first public showing or


presentation of an artist, performer
or program
Verb: To formally or public ally present or
act something out for the first time.

Decay (V) (N)

Verb: To rot, or make something rot, and


become soft, flaky, or fluid like.
Noun: A decrease in quality.
The biological process of decomposing
or rotting

Decimal (N) (Adj)

Adjective: The use of the number ten as a


baseand counted or organized in sets
of ten
Noun: A number conveyed in a counting
system that uses sets of ten.

Decimal point (V)


(N)

Verb: To diminish or make something


diminish in size, force, or quantity
Noun: The process of diminishing, or
making smaller.

Sentence Examples

Relevant Words

Discourage,
Dishearten,
Dismay, Dispirit,
Foil

Aid, Assist,
Embolden,
Encourage,
Hearten

Peril cannot daunt her, nor hardship and poverty


appall her.

Daunting (Adj)

Daylight savings time increased the amount of


daylight hours.
First Step,
Graduating,
Graduation

in

Cause to lose courage

Antonyms

Closing, Finale

Propriety in manners and conduct

Deduct (V)

To take away an amount for a purpose.

Default (N)

Loss due to not showing up

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Debutant (N)

Flourish,
Germination,
Growth

The continued decay of the buildings caused them


to be declared hazardous

Decayable (Adj)

Digit, Emblem,
Figure, Folio,
Fraction

Letter

Decimals are used in financial exchanges to show


fractions of dollars

Decimally (Adv)

A decrease in rainfall over a period of years


resulted in drought.

Decreasing (Adj)
Decreasingly (Adv)

Attorneys and parties should conduct themselves


with decorum and manners.

Decorous (Adj)

Employees must
gross income

Deduction (N)
Deductible (Adj)

Dead Stop,
Decimal Point,
Dot, Full Point

Decorum (N)

Her debut turned out to be a success and critics


praised her acting

Decrease,
Decrepitude,
Degeneracy,
Degeneration,
Depreciation

.b

Daunt

Synonyms/
Similar Words

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Key Definitions

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Words

Gentility, Good
Grace, Gravity,
Habits
Derive, Draw,
Fancy, Figure,
Gather, Glean
Fault,
Imperfection,
Inadequacy,

Bad Behavior,
Bad Manners,
Impoliteness,
Indecency

Advantage,
Payment,
Perfection,

deduct

taxes

from

their

Many single-vegetable recipes will become my


default preparation.

Defaulter (N)

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Insufficiency

Courteous regard for anothers wishes

Defrost (V)

To get rid of frost or ice from something

Degree (N)

Noun: The level, quantity, or intensity


of something
A qualification given to someone by a
university or a school after that someone
has completed a course or study

Delicate (N) (Adj)

Adjective: Damaged and destroyed


with ease.
Noun: Clothing that requires special
attention when being washed and dried

Delineate (Adj) (V)

Adjective: Represented accurately


precisely
Verb: Show the form or outline of

Delinquent (N)
(Adj)

Noun: A person who breaks the law,


usually a young person.
Adjective: Pertaining to breaking the law
or to behavior that is antisocial.

Criminal, Culpable,
Defaultant,
Derelict

Delta (N)

A triangular shaped accumulation of sand


and dirt at the opening of a river, bay
or creek.

Delta, Deposition,
Dregs, Drift,
Grounds

Denigrate (V)

Cause to seem less serious

Denote (V) (TR)

To
assign
to something

Depart (V)

To depart, especially at the start of a trip

Capitulation,
Complaisance,
Condescension
Melt, Thaw

Disobedience,
He responded with courtly deference, giving them
Impoliteness,
his full attention
Noncompliance
We generally defrost the refrigerator twice a year
to avoid ice build-up.

Freeze

Interval, Length,
Limit, Line, Link,
Mark

Harsh, Heavy,
Indelicate,
Inelegant,

Describe,
Designate,
Differentiate

Behaving,
Careful,
Responsible

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Decry, Defame,
Dis, Disparage,
Give Black Eye
Evidence, Express,
Finger, Flash
Go Forth, Hit The
Bricks, Hit The
Road

Defend (V)

Defer (V)
Defroster (N)

A degree of subtlety was required in handling the


old man.

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Fragile, Frail,
Frangible, Gauzy,
Gentle

.b

or

The defendant lost his case despite his innocence.

in

Deference (N)

Satisfaction

Appellant, Litigant,
Offender,
Prisoner, Suspect

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Defendant (N)

A person, party, or organization obligated


to respond to criminal or civil charges
in court.

Lace is one of the most delicate fabrics created

Delicateness (N)

Even when he professed to delineate the world of


sensuous delight, this instinct shows itself.

Delineation (N)
Delineative (Adj)

Because of delinquent payments, the student's


credit rating was poor.

Delinquently (Adv)

The Mississippi Delta has rich topsoil because of


the sediment from the river.

Deltaic (Adj)

Boost, Cherish,
Never would they allow us to denigrate their
Compliment,
precious song with our cartoon puffery.
Praise
The record denotes gradual increase
temperature over the last ten years.
Arrive, Come,
Enter

We departed to the ocean for a long vacation

in

Denigration (N)
Denigratory (Adj)
Denotive (Adj)
Departure (N)
Departed (Adj)

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Deplete (V) (TR)

To consume or decrees the amount


of something

Depletion (N)

The
consumption
of something

Depreciation (N)

or

Dry Up, Empty,


Evacuate, Expend,
Finish

reduction

Augment,
Expand, Fill,
Give, Increase

As their financial resources depleted, the company


was forced to lay off many workers.
The depletion of the natural resources of this
country may lead to environmental disaster.

The reduction in worth of an object


over time.

Deflation, Fall,
Loss of Value,
Reduction, Slump

The gradual depreciation of the new currency


caused investors to move money elsewhere.

Depress (V) (TR)

To make someone feel extremely sad


or disheartened.

Faze, Keep Under,


Lower, Mock,
Mortify,

Deride (V)

Treat or speak of with contempt

Derivative (Adj) (N)

Adjective: Derived from, based on or


imitating something else
Noun: A compound obtained from, or
regarded as derived from, another
compound

Ancestral, Caused,
Cognate, Coming
From, Connate,
Copied,

Desiccate (Adj) (V)

Adjective: Lacking vitality or spirit


Verb:Preserve by removing all water and
liquids from

Dehydrate,
Deplete,
Devitalize, Divest,

Descend (V)

To go down a set of stairs, hill, valley, or


other type of slope; To be related by blood
to an ancestor

Descendant (N)

Someone or something like an animal or


plant that is related to an ancestor

Desktop (N) (Adj)

Noun: The surface of a desk where a


person works.
Adjective: Small enough to be used on the
surface of a desk.

Background

My desktop computer is not able to be


transported.

Desultory (Adj))

Marked by lack of definite plan, regularity

AimlessChance,

Even desultory presidential years bring more

.b

Decline, Deplane,
Detrain, Dip,
Disembark,
Issue, Kin,
Offshoot,
Offspring,
Posterity,

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I grew depressed after my grades tumbled.

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Chaff, Contemn,
Detract, Dis,
Disdain

Encourage,
Excite, Lift,
Make Happy,
Stimulate
Commend,
Compliment,
Flatter, Praise

in

Deficiency,
Reduction

Inventive,
Original,
Unborrowed,
Unique
Moisten,
Moisturize,
Wet

Depreciate (V)
Depreciatory (Adj)
Depression (N)
Depressive (Adj)

Many observers deride the car's styling as plain


and derivative.

Derision (N)
Derisory (Adj)

Sometimes the designs are tacky or derivative of


modern art styles.

Derive (V)
Underivative (Adj)

Desiccate to constant weight to obtain the initial


tare weight.

Desiccant (N)
Desiccated (Adj)

Ascend, Go Up, To descend into the depths of one's soul is the


Increase, Rise
goal of many young poets.
Ascendant,
Predecessor

Depletable (Adj)
Depletion (N)
Depletive (Adj)
Depletable (Adj)
Depletion (N)
Depletive (Adj)

Descendants of the old confederate fighter gather


yearly to tell his story.

Descendable (Adj)

Descend (V)

Desultoriness (N)
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Chaotic, Deviating,
Erratic
Disentangle,
Disjoin, Dismount,
Dissociate

Attach,
Combine,
Connect,
Couple

Disclosure, Espial,
Exposure, Expos

Failure, Miss,
Mistake

Detection (N)

The act of looking


something's existence.

Deterrent (N) (Adj)

Noun:
Something
immaterial
that
interferes with or delays action or progress
Tending to deter

Bridle, Check,
Curb, Defense,
Determent,

Detergent (N) (Adj)

Noun: A substance that is used to


cleanse something
Adjective: Having the properties of
a detergent.

Cleaner, Solvent

realizing

Bad, Baleful,
Deleterious,
Destructive,
Disturbing, Evil

Detrimental (Adj)

Producing hurt or damage.

Diagonal (Adj) (N)

Adjective: Flowing from one side to


another in a slanting or sloping way.
Noun: A line or directions that slants
or slopes

Dialect (N)

A language spoken in a certain region of a


place or nation that has differences in
vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation
from the other languages spoken in other
regions of that place or nation.

Argot, Cant, Idiom,


Jargon, Language,
Lingo

Diaper (N) (V) (TR)

Noun: An article of soft, fluid absorbing


material that is worn an infant as
underwear to take in the infant's
bodily wastes.
Verb: To place a diaper on the infant.

Chase, Chisel,
Crosshatch, Cut,
Diaper

.b

Beveled, Bias,
Biased, CaterCornered, CattyCornered

Diatribe (N)

Thunderous verbal attack

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student
appeared
his surroundings.

detached

from

Detection of termite damage is required before


the sale of a house.

Catalyst,
The threat of such attacks would have an obvious
Encouragement
deterrent effect on representatives and senators.
, Incentive

in

Not connected to something.

Desultorily (Adv)

Castigation,
Denunciation,
Disputation,
Invective

Advantageous,
Assisting,
Beneficial,
Helpful,

Detachedly (Adv)
Detachedness (N)
Detect (V)
Deterrence (N)
Deter (V)
Deterrently (Adv)

Detergent with bleach may help getting that


stain out.

Detergence (N)
Deterge (V)

The poor economy was detrimental to many


small businesses.

Detrimentally (Adv)

The house located diagonal to the river was


owned by a famous singer

Diagonally (Adv)

Her dialect is unknown to me though we speak the


same language

Dialectal (Adj)

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Detached (Adj)

or

voters to the polls.

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or purpose

On trips the baby needed disposable diapers

Praise,
Creationist diatribe has no place in the equation
Recommendati
because it is not relevant.
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Diesel (N)

A combustion engine that is internal in


nature and it turns on with the u of diesel
fuel by itself.

Difference (N)

The state of being unlike or different from


other things or people.

Diffidence (N)

Lack of self-confidence

Diffuse (Adj)

Spread over a wide area, not concentrated


in one place

Digression (N)

A message that departs from the main


subject

Digital audiotape
(N)

A type of tape that is magnetic and used in


the digital recording of music.

Dimension (N) (V)


(TR)

Noun: A measurement of a something's


length, width, or height in one or
more directions.
The size of something.
Verb: To cut or make something a
particular size or shape.

Bigness, Bulk,
Capacity,
Compass, Depth,
Dimension

Diminish (V) (TR)

To become or make something lose


its importance.

Die Out, Drain,


Dwindle, Ebb,
Extenuate

Dine (V) (TR & ITR)

To eat dinner.

Pop For, Put Up,


Quarter, Receive,

Accord,
Agreement,
Alikeness,
Concurrence

In the continuum of space and time, exists the


dichotomy of matter and energy.

Dichotomize (N)

Diesel engines were still common in vehicles of


the 1920s.

Dieselize (V)

in

Branching into two parts

If we try hard enough, we can overcome any


differences between people.
The difference between this town and others
nearby is the lack of a good elementary school.

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Dichotomy (N)

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Difference Of
Opinion,
Disagreement,
Disunion,
Separation
Appliance, Barrel,
Contrivance,
Cylinder, Diesel,
Dynamo
Peculiarity,
Separateness,
Separation,
Singularity
Hesitation,
Humility,
Insecurity,
Meekness

Boldness,
Confidence

In political life, he kept his ambition well buried


under layers of diffidence and urbanity.

Diffident (Adj)

Distributed,
Expanded,
Extended, General

Compact,
Compressed,
Concentrated,
Confined

The chemicals are there to diffuse through the


shale and absorb the gas.

Diffusion (N)
Diffusive (Adj)
Diffusely (Adv)

Discursion,
Divagation,
Divergence,
Diversion

Directness,
Straightness

We'll get back to the dwarf reference, but first a


digression

Digress (V)
Digressive (Adj)

.b

They used digital audiotapes to record messages


to send to contacts.

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Differencing (N)
Differ (V)
Different (Adj)

There are some three-dimensional figures in


the GMAT

Dimensional (Adj)
Dimensionality (N)
Dimensionally (Adv)
Dimensionless (Adj)

Develop,
Enlarge,
Expand,
Extend, Grow

The truths of her statements were slightly


diminished by her criminal record.

Diminishable (Adj)
Diminishment (N)
Diminishingly (Adv)

Refuse, Reject,

We shall dine on wine and lamb tonight.

Dinner (N)
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Lament with music

Disabuse (V)

Correct a false impression

Disarm (TR & ITR)

To renounce a source of weapons or to


decrease the strength or armed forces, or
to make another country do this

Discerning (Adj)

Mentally quick and observant

Discharge (N) (V)


(TR & ITR)

To secrete, give off, or get rid of a gas


or liquid.
To consent to or write the orders for
command for someone to depart an
organization, or to take the decision
yourself to depart from a place such as
a hospital.

Award, Charter,
Commission,
Confirmation
Cry, Death March,
Death Song, Elegy
Debunk,
Disenchant,
Disillusion
Cripple,
Deactivate,
Debilitate,
Deescalate,
Demilitarize,
Discrepate,
Discriminate,
Distinguish, Divine

When you have a funeral procession, the people


are doing more of a slow dirge.

No one in my family could disabuse me of that


belief.

Arm

The US disarmed some of its nuclear warheads.

Disabused (Adj)

Disarmer (N)

Discernment (N)
Discernible (Adj)

Clearance,
Disimprisonment,
Exoneration,
Liberation

Imprisonment,
Incarceration,
Keep

He was recently honourably discharged from duty.

Dischargeable (Adj)
Discharger (N)

Agreeing,
Concordant,
Cooperating,
Harmonious

She is the one artificial, inconsistent and


discordant note.

Discordance (N)
Discord (V)

She received her high school diploma from a


reputable school.

Discerning the state lawmakers' pensions isn't so


easy.

Discordant (Adj)

Not in agreement or harmony

Discount (N) (Adj)


(V) (TR & ITR)

Noun: A decrease in the normal price


of something
Verb: To make the decision to declare
something as not being important,
relevant, or true.

Decrease,
Deduction,
Depreciation,
Diminution

Dipper (N)
Dipped (Adj)

Disregard,
Neglect,
Overlook

Disagreeing,
Discrepant,
Dissonant,
Divergent

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The road takes a dip after this hill.

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Dirge (N)

Ascent,
Increase, Rise

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Diploma (N)

A document received after the successful


completion of either high school, college,
university,
or
other
profession organization.

Turn Away

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To place something into a fluid or soft


mixture for a small amount of time and
then to take it out quickly.

.b

Dip (N) (V) (TR &


ITR)

Recreate
Concavity,
Declivity, Descent,
Downslide,
Downswing

Noun: Last year's fashions were being sold at a


Increase, Markdiscount at the retail store.
Up, Premium,
Verb: The firm discounted the new worker's
Rise
opinion, even though it was the most logical.

Discountable (Adj)
Discounter (N)

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Totally separate and unrelated.

Discrimination (N)

The unjust treatment of a person or group,


usually because of intolerance to another
race or ethnic group

Disingenuous (Adj)

Lacking genuine candor

Disinterested (Adj)

Favoritism,
Hatred, Inequity,
Injustice

Fairness,
Tolerance

Cunning, Deceitful,
Designing,
Dishonest

Honest,
Ingenuous,
Naive, Sincere

Candid, Casual,
Dispassionate,
Equitable, EvenHanded

Biased,
Concerned,
Interested,
Involved,
Connected,
Contiguous,
Jointed,
Ordered,
United

Confused, Cool,
Discontinuous,
Disordered,
Displaced

Separated at the joints

.b

Disjointed (Adj)

Unaffected by self-interest

Let us be discrete about our conversations on


this matter.

Discretely (Adv)

Discrimination
practices.

remains

common

in

hiring

Discriminational
(Adj)

Scrutinizing religious texts as if they were doctoral


dissertations in particle physics is absurd and
disingenuous

Disingenuously (Adv)

The president and board have a reputation for


being obsessed with athletics and disinterested in
academics.

Disinterestedness
(N)

The recordings have been edited to delete


inaudible portions and as a result may seem
disjointed in parts

Disjointedly (Adv)

Disordered (Adj)

Conformity,
The disorder of the house caused the mother upon
Method, Order,
returning from her vacation to be upset.
Orderliness

Noun: Being deficient of an organized or


ordered arrangement.
Verb: To disturb or mess up the
organization of something.

Ataxia, Confusion,
Derangement,
Disarrangement

Express a negative opinion of

Derogate, Dis,
Discourage,
Discredit, Disdain

Discrepant (Adj)

Dismissal (N)

Disorder (N) (V)


(TR)

Yet the discrepancy between her inner life and her


actions is often amusing.

Accept, Hold, It's easy to dismiss all attempts to put oneself at a


Keep, Maintain
remove from the subject of a story.

Eliminate from consideration

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Discreditable (Adj)

Dispose Of,
Dissolve, Divorce,
Do Without, Drive
Out

Dismiss (V)

Disparage (V)

Concordance,
Concurrence,
Consistency,
Harmony
Attached,
Combined,
Joined

And that in itself seems to be a discredit to the


faith you claim to embrace.

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Discrete (Adj)

Commend,
Credit, Honor,
Praise

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.

Discrepancy (N)

A difference between conflicting facts,


claims or opinions

Defame, Degrade,
Destroy,
Disconsider,
Disesteem
Dissemblance,
Dissimilarity,
Dissimilitude,
Dissonance
Different,
Disconnected,
Discontinuous

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Discredit (N) (V)

Noun: The state of being held in low


esteem
Verb: Cause to be distrusted or disbelieved

Commend,
Compliment,
Flatter, Laud,
Praise

Providers must not publicly criticize or disparage


other providers.

Disparager (N)
Disparaging (Adj)

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Dissemble (V)

Make believe with the intent to deceive

Disseminate (V)

Cause to become widely known

Dissolution (N)

Separation into component parts

Dissonance (N)

A conflict of people's opinions, actions or


characters

Distance (N) (V)


(TR)

The space measured dividing two places,


people, or things.

Distend (V)

Swell from or as if from internal pressure

Distill (V)

Undergo condensation; change from a


gaseous to a liquid state and fall in drops

Distinct (Adj)

Obviously dissimilar and individual.

Distraction (N)

Something that hinders concentration or


diverts attention away from another thing.

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My own childhood had been the story of this and


that combined, of the synthesis of disparate
things.

Disparity (N)
Disparately (Adv)

Leave

The displaced population was put in refugee


camps after famine and pestilence destroyed
their livelihood

Displaceable (Adj)
Displacer (N)

He dissembled his disappointment

admit, allow

in

To move something from the place to


where it usually is to some other place

Alike, Equal,
Like, Same,
Similar

Lucid, Manifest,
Marked,
Noticeable
Confusion,
Disorder,
Dissipation,
Disturbance

Dissembling (N)
Dissembler (N)
Dissemination (N)
Disseminative (Adj)

Collect, Gather

Numbered bulletins used to disseminate actuarial


information

Establishment,
Establishment,
Institution

It has freed us from the perpetual danger of war


and dissolution.

Dissolve (V)

Agreement,
Concord,
Harmony

People don't live this kind of cognitive dissonance.

Dissonancy (N)
Dissonate (V)
Dissonant (Adj)

The distance to the mountain from the town was


26 miles.

Outdistance (V)
Distant (Adj)

Deflate, Shrink, One day the sun will distend into a red giant
Shrivel, Tighten
before it shrinks into a white dwarf.

Distention (N)
Distensible (Adj)

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.

Displace (V) (TR)

Far Cry,
Incommensurate,
Incompatible,
Derange,
Disarrange,
Disestablish,
Dislocate
dress up, fake,
falsify, feign, fourflush, hide
Announce,
Annunciate, Blaze,
Blazon, Broadcast
Nullification,
Obliteration,
Overthrow,
Overturning
Disaccord,
Discord,
Discrepancy,
Disharmony
Far Piece, Farness,
Gap, Good Ways,
Heavens
Belly, Bilge, Billow,
Dilate, Distend,
Enlarge, Expand
Brew, Clarify,
Concentrate,
Condense, Cook,
Cut

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Fundamentally different or distinct in


quality or kind

.b

Disparate (Adj)

Dirty, Pollute

Summers liked to tell a hypothetical story to distill


the trend.

Distiller (N)

Fuzzy, Hazy,
Indistinct,
Obscure,
Undefined

A distinct difference was observed in the physique


of two children indicating nutritional variance.

Distinctness (N)

The dog's barking was a distraction in the


peaceful community.

Distract (V)

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Dispersal,
Disposal,
Disposing,
Dissemination
Branch, Branch
Off, Depart,
Deviate, Digress

Gathering,
The distribution of goods was accomplished
Hoard,
through a vast rail network
Hoarding,
Maintenance
Agree,
Parallel beams can therefore be induced to
Converge, Join,
converge or diverge.
Parallel
Conforming,
Identical, Like,
Diverse cultures which bring different values and
Parallel,
traditions to a society are usually healthy.
Similar,
Uniform

Diverge (V)

Go in different directions from the


same point

Diverse (Adj)

Consisting of many different kinds of things


or elements.

Dissimilar, Distant,
Distinct,
Divergent,
Diversified

Divest (V)

Take away possessions, function, power or


title

Disinherit,
Dismantle,
Disrobe, Ditch

Cover, Invest,
Possess, Take

Maybe this earthquake, and tsunami-prone island


should divest itself from nuclear power before it
experiences more meltdowns.

Divestiture (N)

Diversify (V) (TR &


ITR)

To increase in variety or to increase


something in variety.

Assort, Change,
Expand, Mix,
Modify, Transform

Conform, Stay
Same, Unvary

To diversify investments the young couple bought


both blue chip and tech stocks.

Diversifiability (N)
Diversifiable (Adj)
Diversified (Adj)
Diversifier (N)

Divine (N) (Adj) (V)


(ITR & TR)

Adjective: Being God or a god or goddess.


Faith or religion pertaining to God, gods,
or goddesses.
Verb: To understand or realize something
To learn or realize something by intuition
or a supernatural means.
Noun: An affiliate or member of a clergy
God

Exalted, Excellent,
Glorious, Godly,
Hallowed

Divine wisdom is said to flow from a supreme


being.

Divinable (Adj)
Divineness (N)

Indivisible,
Inseparable

The divisible nature of property makes it a good


partnership investment

Divisibleness (N)
Divisibly (Adv)

Agreement,
Connection,
Unification,
Unison, Unity

The division of property was completed after the


heirs settled all claims.

Divisional (Adj)
Divisionally (Adv)
Divisionary (Adj)

Distributional (Adj)

Divergence (N)
Divergent (Adj)

Diverseness (N)

.b

an
ke
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ch
oi

ce
.

in

Distribution (N)

The giving out, sharing out, or delivery of


things to a number of different people.

Detachable,
Dissoluble,
Dissolvable,
Distinct
Breaking Down,
Breaking Up,
Carving,
Contrasting,

Capable of being separated, usually evenly

Division (N)

The act of dividing or separating something


into its fractions.

Divisor (N)

A number divided into another number.

Factor

Document (N) (V)

Noun: Writing that provides information

Credentials, Deed,

Divisible (Adj)

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The number 2 is the common divisor for all even


numbers.
Speech

The parents documented every step of their child's

Documentary (N)
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Verb:Support or supply with references

Diary, Evidence
Assertive, Bigoted,
Bullheaded,
Categorical,
Cocksure
Almsgiver, Altruist,
Angel, Backer,
Benefactor

development
Flexible,
Indecisive,
Manageable,
Obedient

It's used when creationist debaters want to cast a


dogmatic pall on those who accept evolution.

Dogma (N)
Dogmatically (Adv)

The donor's blood was a positive match for the


young patient.

Donorship (N)

Characterized by assertion of unproved or


unprovable principles

Donor (N)

Someone who
someone else

Dope (N) (V) (TR)

Noun: An illegal drug usually referring


to marijuana
Verb: To secretly place a drug in
someone's food or beverage so that the
person's personality or conscious is
affected negatively.

Dormant (Adj)

Inactive but capable of becoming active

Closed Down,
Comatose, Down,
Fallow

Dose (N) (V) (TR)

Noun: A specific amount of medicine that


is given out at one time or at
planned intervals
Verb: To give medicine to someone.

Draught, Fill, Fix,


Hit, Lot, Measure

Doubtless (Adv)
(Adj)

Adverb: With great or absolute certainty.


Adjective: Impossible to doubt or deny.

Down payment
(Phr)

Payment of part of the full price of


something and the remaining part will be
paid at a later time.

Down zoning (Phr)

Drain (N) (V) (TR &


ITR)

Noun: A sewage pipe or channel that takes


water or sewage away from a place
A thing that uses up or reduces the energy
or resources of something else
Verb: To surge or flow out of something,
usually to make it dry or empty.

Cloaca, Conduit,
Culvert, Ditch,
Duct

The restaurants installed new drains in the sinks to


facilitate grease removal.

Drastic (Adj)

Having
an
influential
widespread results.

Dire, Exorbitant,
Extravagant,
Forceful, Harsh

Calm,
Drastic action was required to relieve the panic of
Collected, Easy,
the hurricane victims
Mild

Precisely,
Presumably,
Probably

Deposit, Earnest,
Earnest Money,
Front Money

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effect

or

Brain, Genius

In the sixties dope was important complement


to festivities.

ce
.

Dimwit, Dolt,
Donkey, Dunce,
Fool

an
ke
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ch
oi

to

.b

something

in

Dogmatic (Adj)

gives

Documental (Adj)

Active, Lively

Doubtedly,
Dubious,
Improbably,

Doper (N)

In many cases, an active infection is controlled by


the immune system and becomes dormant.

Dormancy (N)
Dormantly (Adv)

A single dose of medication relieved the


woman's discomfort.

Dosage (N)
Dosed (Adj)

There is doubtless any need for additional drought


aid after much needed rain.

Doubtlessly (Adv)
Doubtlessness (N)

A down payment to show good faith was required


to buy the automobile
The down zoning of the neighborhood was meant
to enable the building of a park.

Drainage (N)
Drained (Adj)

Drastically (Adv)

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Hippie,
Nonconformist,
Quitter

Dummy (N)

A mannequin or model of a human being


used in a store for displaying clothes

Duplicate, Figure,
Form, Imitation,
Manikin, Model

Dump (N) (V) (TR)

Verb: To drop, deposit, or place something


down on a surface in a haphazard or
careless way.
Noun: A place for the brief storage of
military munitions, food, beverages and
other supplies for the use by troops

Cesspool, Depot,
Dumping Ground,
Garbage Lot

Dupe (V) (N)

Verb: Fool or hoax


Noun:A person who is tricked or swindled

Duplicate (N) (Adj)


(V) (TR)

Verb: To make an identical duplicate


of something
Noun: An identical duplicate or something
like a document.
Adjective: Being an identical duplicate
of something

Ebullient (Adj)

Joyously unrestrained

Eclectic (Adj)

Composed of elements
disparate sources

Cautious in making the most use out


of resources.

Economy (N) (Adj)

Noun: The manufacture and use of


products and services of a neighbourhood
looked at as a whole
Adjective: Proposed to be inexpensive or
of higher quality.

Economical (Adj)

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A dummy computer was set up in the store


window though an operable one was inside.

Dumminess (Adj)

The town dump was available for trash and


unwanted articles.

Dumper (N)
Dumpy (Adj)

Newer strains dupe human immune systems and


foil conventional vaccines

Dupable (Adj)

Dualistic, Duple,
Duplex, Equal,
Equivalent

Different,
Unmatching

Duplicate copies of tax forms were required by the


financial aid office.

Duplicately (Adv)
Duplicative (Adj)

Brash, Buoyant,
Chipper, Chirpy,
Effervescent

Apathetic,
Disinterested,
Unenthusiastic

When investors are ebullient, their expectations of


outsized capital gains can feed on themselves and
back on the economy.

Ebullience (N)

Downtown is more eclectic, with a wider range of


ethnic restaurants and innovative cooking.

Eclecticist (N)

The economical health of a family is maintained by


stable income and low debt.

Economy (N)
Economically (Adv)

The economy of a nation includes a balance


between exported and imported products.

Economist (N)
Economize (N)
Economic (Adj)

an
ke
rs
ch
oi

Cognizant

Assorted, Broad,
Catholic,
Dilettantish

.b

from

Being, Entity

Patsy, Pigeon,
Pushover

drawn

The young man decided to dropout of college


because his grades were low.

in

A person who has made the decision to


leave an educational institution without
completing all the required cources

ce
.

Dropout (N)

Saving, Provident,
Sparing,
Parsimonious.

Narrow,
Particular,
Specific,
Unvaried
Wasteful,
Extravagant,
Spendthrift,
Prodigal,
Profligate.

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Edge (N) (V) (ITR)

Noun: An area or border that is the


outmost part or the farthest point away
from the center of a larger area.
Verb: To make something move sideways
gradually, or to make something moved
sideways by thrusting it.

Bound, Boundary,
Brim, Brink, Butt,
Circumference
Capability,
Capableness,
Capacity,
Competence

Inside, Interior, The edge of the cliff was off limits to young
Middle, Surface
children who might fall.

Inefficacy,
Inefficiency,
Abrams had to shift his focus from efficacy to
Uselessness,
safety to get the study pushed through.
Weakness
Manners,
What began as a curious rivalry became, in the
Modesty,
racial climate of the time, an effrontery.
Shame, Shyness

Edger (N)
Edged (Adj)

Efficacy (N)

Power to produce desired effect

Effrontery (N)

Audacious (even arrogant) behaviour that


you have no right to

Crust, Disrespect,
Face, Gall

Elective (Adj) (N)

Adjective: Pertaining to or involving voting.


Noun: An optional subject that a student
from
amongst
many
can
chose
different options.

Elegy (N)

Poem or song expressing lamentation

Elevate (V) (TR)

To bump something up to a higher place


or level.

Elicit (V)

Draw out by discussion

Discretionary,
Electoral,
Facultative,
Nonobligatory
Funeral Song,
Knell, Lament,
Plaint, Requiem,
Threnody
Heighten, Hike Up,
Hoist, Jack Up,
Levitate, Poise
Evoke, Evolve,
Exact, Extort,
Extract

Eligible (Adj) (N)

Adjective: Permitted or qualified to do, be,


or obtain something.
Noun: A person or thing that meets a
series of requirements.

Becoming,
Capable Of,
Desirable,
Discretionary

Eliminate (V)

To eliminate or remove someone or


something from a listing or group, or to
make the decision to disregard someone or
something
as
being
extraneous
or insignificant

Kill, Knock Out,


Leave Out,
Liquidate, Murder

Include, Keep,
Ratify,
Sanction,
Welcome

To eliminate the need for overtime, workers were


incentives to complete tasks on schedule.

Elimination (N)
Eliminative (Adj)
Eliminatory (Adj)
Eliminator (N)

Elite (N) (Adj)

Noun: A small amount of people within a

Exclusive, Gilt-

Lower, Lower-

The elite corp of military rangers was chosen

Elitist (N)

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Efficacious (Adj)

There are a large selection of elective courses in


top-ranked MBA Programs

Electively (Adv)
Electiveness (N)

At the same time the story ends up being this


elegy for this city that has been destroyed.

Elegist (N)
Elegiac (Adj)

To elevate her status in the corporation the young


intern enrolled in an evening law program.

Elevation (N)
Elevated (Adj)

We elicited some interesting linguistic data from


the native informant

Elicitation (N)
Elicited (Adj)

Inappropriate, In order to be eligible to play high school sports,


Ineligible, Unfit,
the students were required to take a physical
Unsuitable
exam.

Eligiblity (N)
Eligibly (Adv)

Required

Depress, Drop,
Lessen, Lower,
Push Down
Cover, Hide,
Keep, Repress,
Supress

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Edged, Greatest,
Noble

Class, Ordinary,
Poor, Worst

Elongate (Adj) (V)


(TR & ITR)

Verb: To cause something to increase


in length.
Adjective: Long and constricted or tight.

Drag Out, Draw,


Draw Out, Extend,
Fill, Lengthen

Constrict,
Contract,
Shorten

Elongation (N)

The act of making something increase in


length, or the state of being increased
in length.

Expansion,
Lengthening,
Prolongation

Elude (V) (TR)

To run away from or get around someone


or something by using craftiness, skill,
or ingenuity.

Cop Out, Ditch,


Dodge, Double,
Duck, Eschew

Embellish (V)

Be beautiful to look at

Embrace (V) (TR &


ITR) (N)

Verb: To embrace someone with a


hug fondly
Noun: An emotional or loving embrace,
or hug

Emerald (N) (Adj)

Noun: A green gemstone made of a form


of beryl colored green by chromium.
Adjective: Describes a color that is
emerald green

Empirical (Adj)

Derived from experiment and observation


rather than theory

Emulate (V)

Strive to equal or match, especially by


imitating

Encode (V) (TR)

To change plain text message into a code

Encounter (N) (V)

Verb:

Clinch, Cling,
Clutch, Cradle,
Cuddle, Encircle

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someone

or

Elongation (N)

The elongation of the woman's throat was a result


of copper necklaces added during childhood.

Elongate (V)

ce
.

Confront,
Encounter,
Entice, Face,
Invite, Meet
Disfigure, Mar,
Simplify, Spoil,
Uglify

The ultimate question of life's beginnings continue


to elude scientists

Let Go, Release

Eluding (N)
Elusive (Adj)

Today, even architects who prefer a modernist


approach embellish their designs

Embellishment (N)

We try to embrace all the principles involved in


free trade.

Embraceable (Adj)
Embracement (N)
Embracer (N)

She purchased many emerald necklaces at the


Colombian jewellery shops.

Experiential,
Experimental,
Factual

encounter

In order to see a woman's shape differently, the


artist Modigliani elongated all his figures.

an
ke
rs
ch
oi
Enhance, Enrich,
Exaggerate,
Festoon

To

through rigorous testing of related skills.

in

larger group that have the greatest


amount of power, wealth, and social
standing than the rest of the group.
Adjective: Belonging to an elite.

Impractical,
Speculative,
Theoretical,
Unobserved

For this there is only tenuous empirical support


when interest rates are close to zero.

Empire (N)
Empirically (Adv)

Go Like, Imitate,
Make Like, Mimic,
Mirror

Whether or not the paying customer will choose


to emulate is strictly a matter of personal taste.

Emulation (N)

Cryptograph,
Make Secret, Put
Into Code

The email was encoded so as to prevent persons


who did not have the correct access code from
opening its content.

Encodement (N)

Brush,

I encountered an old childhood enemy in the

Reencounter (V)
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Concurrence,
Confrontation,
Interview,
Rendezvous

Endemic (Adj)

Prevailing among a specific group of


people or in a specific area or country

local, regional

Endorse (V) (TR)

To provide official support or consent


for something.

Affirm, Approve,
Attest,
Authenticate, Back
Disable, Enfeeble,
Exhaust, Fatigue,
Incapacitate

Weaken mentally or morally

Engender (V)

Give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not


always intentionally

Enhance (V) (TR)

To make something better or increase the


strength, quality, beauty, or other desired
feature of something

Enlist (V)

To register for a branch of the military

Enormous (Adj)

Oddly large or big in size, quantity, or level

Entail (N) (V) (TR)

Verb: To involve or conclude in


something unavoidably
Noun: Entertainment
A section of real estate property that has
been entailed.

Cause, Demand,
Encompass,
Entangle, Evoke

Enterprise (N)

Willingness to put energy into a new and


risky activity.

Move, Operation,
Outfit,
Performance, Pet

Breed, Bring
About, Bring
Forth, Create,
Develop

Aggrandize,
Amplify,
Appreciate,
Augment, Beautify

.b

Enter, Enter Into,


Gather, Get, Hire,
Hitch, Incorporate
Blimp, Colossal,
Excessive,
Gargantuan,
Gigantic

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airport who turned out to be friendlier than I


had remembered.

But no, there are no endemic native rodent


species there.

Endemism (N)

Disapprove,
Oppose,
Protest, Reject

He is likely to endorse the incumbent in the


gubernatorial race.

Endorsable (Adj)
Endorsee (N)
Endorser (N)

Activate,
Animate,
Empower,
Energize,
Invigorate,
Liven,

The nerves finally terminate in the wing cell layer


from where they enervate the epithelium.

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ke
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ch
oi

Enervate (V)

Avoidance,
Evasion,
Retreat

in

something, usually without warning,


typically unpleasant or surprised
Noun: An unexpected and brief encounter
with someone or something.

ce
.

(TR)

Enervation (N)
Enervated(Adj)

Destroy, Finish, Attacks on the namesake engender strong visceral


Halt, Kill, Stop
reactions and calls to defend it at all costs.
Decrease, Fix,
Lower,
Minimize,
Reduce,
Worsen

We must work to enhance our school system

Enhancement (N)
Enhancer (N)
Enhancive (Adj)

Avoid, Dodge,
Shun

They enlisted many men on the project's


construction crew.

Enlishement (N)

Insignificant,
Little, Minute,
Small, Tiny

The enormous debt incurred by the company will


most likely not be paid off in our lifetime.

Enormously (Adv)

The treaty entails that all prisoners of war will be


returned unharmed to their country of origin.

Entailment (N)

The enterprise was unable to produce any


more goods.

Enterpriser (N)

Idleness,
Inactivity,

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Entity (N)

A thing that is in existence or is perceived


as a single individual thing.

Entrant (N)

A person who enters a competition or


contest, know as a competitor.

Entree (N)

A dish that is serve as the major


component of a meal.

A businessperson that sets up and provides


the money to make new business ventures
to then make a profit

Envelope (N)

A flat compartment of paper with a


sealable flap for keeping letters.

Envision (V) (TR)

To create a mental image of something


that may happen in the future

Body, Creature,
Existence,
Individual, Item,
Material
Entry, Incomer,
Initiate, Neophyte
Admission,
Connection,
Contact, Debut,
Door

Abstract,
Concept, Idea

A new entity was created after joining two small


software firms.

Fan, Spectator

Each of the contest entrants were hoping to come


out victorious.

Blackballing,
Rejection

The unusual restaurant offered Mexican entrees


to complement Chinese appetizers.

Businessperson,
Contractor,
Executive,
Founder

Fewer and fewer entrepreneurs are able to be


a
world
of
large
successful
in
multinational corporations.

Casing, Cloak,
Coat, Coating,
Container, Cover
Conceive,
Conceptualize,
Contemplate,
Envisage

Adjective: Lasting a very short time


Ephemeral (Adj) (N) Noun:Anything short-lived, as an insect
that lives only for a day in its winged form
Episode (N)

An occurrence that is part of but separate


from a large whole and often has the same
meaning as that larger whole.

Equanimity (N)

Steadiness of mind under stress

Equation (N)

mathematical statement that two

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Evanescent,
Fleeting, Flitting,
Fugacious, Fugitive
Circumstance,
Doings, Event,
Experience
Imperturbability,
Patience, Peace,
Phlegm, Placidity
Comparison,

Enticer (N)

Enter (Verb)

Entrepreneurial (Adj)
Entrepreneurialism
(N)
Entrepreneurism (N)
Entrepreneurship (N)

In the envelope was included photographs of


the vacation.

.b

Entrepreneur (N)

Bat Eyes At,


Beguile, Cajole,
Coax, Decoy, Draw

in

To tempt a person or an animal by


presenting a desirable object to that
person or animal.

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ch
oi

Entice (V) (TR)

Unemployment
Dissuade,
The restaurant attempted to entice more
Repel, Repulse,
customers to come in with barbeque, but this too
Turn Away,
failed.
Turn Off

ce
.

Project

Eternal,
Everlasting,
Interminable,
Lasting, Long

The businessman envisioned that his venture


would grow large and successful but the poor
state of the economy made this almost impossible

Envisioning (N)

They're as ephemeral as yesterday's mashed


potatoes, as the old saying goes.

Ephemera (N)

The episodes of the television series that were


most loved by viewers were the first ones.

Episodic (Adj)

Alarm, Anxiety, Many voices today, including many expert voices,


Discomposure,
urge us to accept the decline of fatherhood with
Excitableness
equanimity.
An algebraic equation was put on the board by

Equanimous (Adj)
Equational (Adj)
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A time period that is unique because of its


developments,
personalities,
and
or events.

Erratic (Adj) (N)

Adjective: Not consistent, regular, or able


to be predicted.
Noun: Some that behaves spontaneously.

Erudite (Adj)

Profound scholarly knowledge

Esoteric (Adj)

Known only to the chosen few

Eternal (Adj) (N)

Adjective: Existing for all time without


having a start or a finish.
Noun: Something that lasts forever.

Ethnicity (N)

Cultural affiliation or uniqueness

Eulogy (N)

Expression of praise, often on the occasion


of someones death

Euphemism (N)

Mild expression
unpleasant one

Evaporate (V)

To heat a liquid to its boiling point in order


for it to become a vapor.

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in

place

of

an

Face, Meet,
Speak On

True to the best of what this school stands for, he


did not hesitate or equivocate

applause, citation,
commendation,
compliment
Delicacy,
Floridness,
Grandiloquence,
Inflation
Dehumidify,
Dehydrate,
Dematerialize

Equationally (Adv)

Equivocation (N)

With the development of television came the end


of the radio era.

in

Era (N)

the teacher.

ce
.

Attempt to conceal the truth

.b

Equivocate (V)

Equalization,
Mathematical
Statement
Double-Talk,
Elude, Escape,
Eschew, Evade,
Falsify
Date, Day, Days,
Eon, Epoch,
Generation, Stage,
Term, Time
Irregular,
Meandering,
Mercurial,
Nomadic, Oddball
Scholastic,
Studious, WellRead, Wise Up
Abstruse,
Acroamatic,
Arcane, Cabalistic,
Cryptic
Infinite,
Interminable,
Lasting, NeverEnding, Perdurable

Definite,
Dependable,
Predictable,
Regular
Common,
Ignorant,
Uncultured
Familiar,
Known,
Obvious, Public,
Unmysterious
Ending,
Ephemeral,
Stopping,
Temporary

The erratic driving of the suspect alerted police.

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ke
rs
ch
oi

expressions are of the same value.

Erratically (Adv)
Erraticism (N)

Savants found the book dizzyingly erudite,


stimulating, and loony.

Eruditeness (N)

We live in a world of fad diets, agricultural


subsidies, and esoteric supplements.

Esoterically (Adv)

Internal beauty is the only eternal beauty, for


physical beauty fades

Eternality (N)
Eternally (Adv)

Ethnicity is a factor in college admissions as


schools want cultural diversity.

Ethnic (Adj)

calumny,
Some people would do funny things to attend
condemnation,
their own eulogy.
criticism

Eulogist (N)

Dampen, Soak,
Wet

Potentially misleading euphemism that means


both watchful, responsible care and an
inadvertent omission or error.

Euphemise (V)
Euphemistic (Adj)

The water evaporated and the ground was left dry


after a brief rain

Evaporative (Adj)

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Exculpate (V)

Pronounce not guilty of criminal charges

Exempt (Adj) (N)


(V) (TR)

Adjective: Not having to do something that


everyone normally has the obligation
to do.
Verb: To pardon someone from doing
something that everyone normally has the
obligation to do.
Noun: A person of thing that does not have
to do something that everyone normally
has the obligation to do.

Exhort (V) (TR &


ITR)

To impel someone strongly and sincerely


to perform something.

Advise, Beseech,
Bid, Call Upon,
Caution, Counsel

Exigency (N)

state of requiring immediate attention

Jam, Juncture,
Necessity, Need,
Needfulness, Pass

Exile (N) (V) (TR)

Noun: Forced or unwilling absence for


political or religious reasons from your
home country.
Verb: To make someone leave his or her
home country as a punishment for doing
something.

Exotic (Adj) (N)

Adjective: Extremely different usually


because it is very colorful and thrilling;
suggestive of different and distant nations
and foreign cultures.
Noun: Someone or something that
is exotic.

Bizarre, Colorful,
Curious, Different,
Enticing

Expedition (N)

An outing taken by a group of people for a


particular purpose to discover territory
that is yet to be discovered, to perform

Cavalcade,
Company, Crew,
Crowd, Cruise,

Worse, the hurricane could well exacerbate the


tensions that lurk in the city.

Exacerbation (N)
Exacerbating (Adj)

Blame,
Condemn,
Sentence

Thus, their initial statements are often either


incomplete or even falsely exculpate the trafficker.

Exculpation (N)
Exculpatory (Adj)

Accountable,
Answerable,
Liable,
Nonexempt,
Responsible

Because the student earned no money, she was


exempt from paying taxes.

an
ke
rs
ch
oi

The Rap, Clear,


Cleared,
Discharged,
Excepted,
Excluded

Aid, Calm,
Comfort, Help,
Soothe

in

Make very annoyed or frustrated

ce
.

Envenom,
Exasperate, Excite,
Fan The Flames
Amnesty, Clear,
Condone,
Discharge,
Disculpate

Exacerbate (V)

The presidential candidate exhorts his supporters


to get out and vote.

Exhorter (N)

Employer approval also is not required when


intermittent or reduced schedule leave is
necessary due to a qualifying exigency.

Exigent (Adj)

The political prisoner was given the choice of exile


from his country or imprisonment.

Exilic (Adj)

.b

Dispersion,
Displacement,
Exclusion,
Expatriation

Ease, Easiness,
Ordinariness

Exemptible (Adj)

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Exotic vacation sites such as the Seychelle Islands


Familiar,
Normal,
offer
rare
and
luxurious
sites
and
accommodations.
Ordinary, Usual

The expedition took the adventurer to the far


reaches of Mongolia.

Exoticness (N)
Exotically (Adv)

Expedite (V)
Expeditious (Adj)

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attain

The ability, education, or view of someone


who is an expert at something

Showing all details in a clear and obvious


way so that there will not be any confusion
in the intended meaning.,

Expression (N)

An expression on a person's face that


shows his thoughts or emotions.

Expressly (Adv)

With a specific and planned purpose or


someone specific in mind.

Exterior (Adj) (N)

Adjective: At or for the outer part


of something
Noun: The outer part or coating
of something

External (Adj) (N)

Adjective: Occurring on, or stemming from


the outer part of something.
Noun: The exterior appearance of person
or a thing, especially when it is not thought
to be a real indication of the person or
thing's actual nature.

Extrapolation (N)

An inference about the future (or about


some hypothetical situation) based on
known facts and observations

Facetious (Adj)

Cleverly amusing in tone

Facilitate (V)

Make easier

Aptness, Art,
Cleverness,
Command,
Competence

Ignorance,
Inexpertness,
Lack

Obvious, On The
Nose, Open,
Outspoken

Confused,
Equivocal,
Implicit,
Indefinite,
Obscure,
Unspecific

Enunciation,
Execution,
Explanation
Exactly, In Specie,
Intentionally, On
Purpose

She possessed a supreme


biochemical engineering.

expertise

in

Her directions were explicit, as she did not leave


out any of the details.

Expert (Adj)

Explicitly (Adv)
Explicitness (N)

The expressions of love made by the couple on


their wedding day were touching.

Expressional (Adj)

She expressly stated that we are not to turn right


at the gas station but rather continue straight.

Express (Adj)

Extrinsic, Foreign,
Marginal,
Outdoor, Outer

The exterior of the building gives a false


Central,
Interior, Middle
impression of what is inside.

Exteriority (N)

Outermost,
Outmost,
Outward, Over

Inside, Internal, The external journey often complements a


Intrinsic
person's internal one.

Externally (Adv)

One can go on indefinitely in this happy


extrapolation, but all is not rosy.

Extrapolate (V)

Formal, Grave,
Serious,
Unfunny

There are a great many local slang words, often of


facetious origin.

Facetiousness (N)

Block, Check,
Delay, Detain,
Hinder

Poorly paid policemen are bribed to facilitate the


trade.

Facilitation (N)
Facilitatory (Adj)

.b

Explicit (Adj)

Crusade

in

to

ce
.

Expertise (N)

or

an
ke
rs
ch
oi

scientific
studies,
military objectives.

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Computation,
Estimate,
Estimation,
Extrapolation
Jocose, Jocular,
Joking, Joshing,
Laughable,
Ludicrous
Help, Make Easy,
Open Doors,
Promote

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Influence,
Ingredient,
Instrument,
Instrumentality

Fade (V) (N)

Verb: To gradually lose or make something


lose luster, color, or intensity.
Noun: A short period of time in which
something slowly becomes less bright, less
noisy, and less clear.

Dim, Disappear,
Discolor, Dissolve,
Dull, Etiolate

Fake (N) (Adj) (V)

Noun: A person or thing that is not


authentic but seems to be or is presented
as being authentic.
Adjective: Not authentic or real, but meant
to be thought of as authentic or real.
Verb: To falsely present or make
something and declare that it is authentic
when it is not in reality.

Bogus, Concocted,
Counterfeit,
Fabricated,
Fictitious

Fallacious (Adj)

Based on an incorrect or misleading notion


or information

Fare (N) (V) (ITR)

Noun: The fee that is charged to a person


for a journey.

Far-reaching (Phr)

With extensive or widespread effects,


implications, or impacts.

Fatal (Adj) (N)

Adjective: Capable of causing death or


leading to death.
Noun: An example of death like one
caused by a car, plan or other mode of
transportation.

Fatality (N)

A death that is the result of an accident


or tragedy.

Fatuous (Adj)

Showing a lack of intelligence or thought;


stupid and silly

Brighten, Color,
Trends fade over time.
Sharpen,
Strengthen

ce
.

Genuine,
Original, Real,
True, Truthful

Her smile was fake and not to be trusted.

Correct, Real,
True, Truthful

The idea that gratification is a completion of the


wish is fallacious.

an
ke
rs
ch
oi

.b

Incorrect, Invalid,
Irrational, Mad,
Misleading,
Mistaken
Passage, Price,
Slug, Tariff, Ticket,
Token
Important,
Momentous,
Pervasive,
Significant

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One factor in the decision was economic wellbeing.


factors of the number 2 were easy to determine.

Factorability (N)
Factorable (Adj)

Fadable (Adj)
Fadedness (N)
Fader (N)

in

Factor (N) (V)

A thing that adds to of has the ability to


sway the outcome of something
A level or degree of something.

Malignant, Mortal,
Mortiferous,
Noxious
Deadliness,
Destructiveness,
Disaster, Dying
Dull, Foolish,
Idiotic, Imbecile,
Inane, Insensate

Faker (N)
Fakery (N)

Fallacy (N)
Fallaciously (Adv)

The fare increase infuriated riders of the city's


public transportation.

Insignificant,
The belief in equal opportunity has led to farNarrow, Trivial,
reaching positive reforms.
Unimportant
Healthful, LifeGiving,
Nourishing,
Vital,
Wholesome

The crash proved to be a fatal one.

Fatalness (N)

Birth

Many fatalities suffered in Iraq were a result of


human error.

Fatal (Adj)

Bright,
Intelligent,
Keen, Sensible,

Henry's portentous musings on the futility of war


seem fatuous beside his clear-eyed account of
how war looks.

Fatuity (N)
Fatuously (Adv)
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Indiscretion,
Infirmity, Lapse,
Liability

Trying to please by behaving obsequiously

Creep, Cringe,
Crouch, Curry
Favor, Debase,
Defer

Ignore

Apropos, Apt,
Convincing, Fit,
Fitting, Germane,
Happy

Inappropriate,
Infelicitous,
Inopportune,
Unfitting,
Unsuitable,
Untimely

Contrasts felicitous closings by both native and


highly proficient nonnative speakers with felicitous
closings by nonnatives.

During the campaign the two major parties had


attempted to outdo each other in their anti-terror
fervor.

Many of the forbs that grow in disturbed areas


provide additional food and fawning areas for
deer.

Fawningness (N)
Fawningly (Adv)

Exhibiting an
manner or style

Fervor (N)

Feelings of great warmth and intensity

Love, Oomph,
Passion, Pep Talk,
Piety, Piousness

Apathy,
Coolness

Fiction (N)

Stories and written works that portray


make believe or imaginary people and
occurrences.

Fish Story, Hooey,


Imagination,
Improvisation

Non-Fiction,
Truth

Fiction is often based upon realevents.

Certain,
Confirmed,
Factual,
Genuine,
Proven, Real,
Sincere, Sure

The fictitious story created by the child fooled


his parents.

an
ke
rs
ch
oi

appropriate

Faulter (N)
Faultless (Adj)

Felicitous (Adj)

.b

agreeably

It is the fault of leadership and voters that


healthcare remains unavailable to many.

in

Fawning (ADj)

Noun: Blame taken for a mistake, failure,


or act of illegal behavior.
Verb: To accuse, pass judgment, or find
fault within a person or a thing.

ce
.

Fault (N) (V)

Smart
Benefit,
Blessing,
Correctness,
Good,
Perfection

Describes something that is neither true


nor genuine because it has the intention
of deceit.

Field studies (Phr)

Part of the research is carried out outside


the laboratory.

Fake, Faked, False,


Fanciful, Fantastic,
Fashioned

Fictitious (Adj)

Fierce (Adj)

Typified by or expressing anger or


violent behavior.

Finale (N)

A scene that symbolizes the end of


a performance.

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Felicity (N)
Infelicitous (Adj)
Felicitously (Adv)

Fictionalize (V)
Fictional (Adj)

Fictitiously (Adv)
Fictitiousness (N)

During his field studies in Peru, the anthropologist


met his future wife.
Infuriated,
Intense,
Malevolent,
Malign,
Murderous
Denouement, End,
End Piece,

Gentle, Kind,
Meek,
The soldiers fought against fierce opposition but
Nonviolent,
came out victorious.
Peaceful, Tame
Beginning,
Debut, First

The grand finaleincludes the most spectacular


array of fireworks.

Fiercely (Adv)
Fierceness (N)

Finalise (V)

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Epilogue, Finis

Act, Opening

Economic debacle; Sudden drop in finance


or economy

The financial crash of five years ago still affects


consumer confidence today.
Commercial,
Economic,
Financial, Money,
Pecuniary

Flag (N)

Emblem usually consisting of a rectangular


piece of cloth of distinctive design

Flawed (Adj)

Damages or defective.

Fledgling (Adj) (N)

Adjective:
Having
acquired
its
flight feathers
Noun: Any new participant in some activity

Flora (N)

All of the plant life found in a specific area


or ear.

Banner, Bannerol,
Burgee, Colors,
Emblem
Crooked, Erring,
Erroneous,
Fallacious, False,
Faulty
Colt, Greenhorn,
Learner,
Neophyte,
Nestling
plants, vegetation,
verdure

Florid (Adj)

Having an ill-looking brightly pink or red


skin tone.
Extremely elaborate and complex in
generally style and wording.

Flamboyant,
Flowery, Fussy,
Garnished,
Grandiloquent

.b

Treat with contemptuous disregard

Fly by (Phr)

Go by in a quick and unrealizable way.

Foe (N)

A rival or enemy of a person or a thing.

Foment (V)

Bathe with warm water or medicated


lotions

Fool around (Phr)

To act in a way that lacks thought

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Gibe, Gird, Insult,


Jeer, Laugh At,
Mock, Outrage,
Quip
Fly By, Get Ahead,
Give, Glide, Glide
By, Go, Go Past
Enemy, Hostile
Party, Rival
Foster, Goad,
Incite, Nurse,
Nurture, Promote,
Quicken
Idle, Kill Time,

Flout (V)

The fiscal rewards


substantial ones.

of

this

quarter

were

Depending on the situation, your juice donor could


be your neighbor or someone you flag down on
the road.

in

Pertaining to financial matters.

Good, Right

Many consider the punishment concept of "an eye


for an eye, a tooth for a tooth," to be flawed and
violent logic.

an
ke
rs
ch
oi

Fiscal (Adj)

ce
.

Financial crash
(Phr)

Expert,
Professional

Natural, Plain,
Undecorated,
Unornate

Flagging (Adj)
Flagging (N)

Flawedness (N)

Traditional cigarette makers have not been


involved in the fledgling industry.
The flora of the garden in spring and summer was
a beautiful sight.

Floral (Adj)

The florid wallpaper was difficult to encounter


morning after morning

Floridity (N)
Floridly (Adv)
Floridness (N)

Honor, Respect Flout the rules

Get, Take, Use

Finance (N)
Fiscally (Adv)

Flouter (N)

Time flies by.

Friend

Whether friend or foe, we must try to treat


everyone with respect.

Dampen,
Discourage,
Dissuade, Stop

Today's foment in the field of healthcare is both


exciting and confusing.

Labor, Toil,

His wife persisted to fool around despite the fact

Fomentation (N)
Fomenter (N)

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or responsibility

Lark, Mess
Around, Play
Around
Calculation, Cast,
Conjecture,
Divination,
Estimate
Expatriate,
External,
Extralocal,
Extraneous,
Extrinsic
Delay, Deter,
Hinder,
Monopolize,
Preclude,
Preoccupy

Work

that she knew her husband was aware of her


actions

Forecast (N) (V)


(TR)

Verb: To suggest or predict that something


will occur.
Noun: A prediction of weather conditions
for the near future.

Foreign (Adj)

Pertaining to, coming from, or located


within a nation or nations that are not
your own.

Forestall

Prevent by taking action in advance

Forge (N) (V) (TR &


ITR)

Noun: A place where metal is heated to a


very high temperature and then shaped
into certain figures by the use of
a hammer.
Verb: To create of produce an illegal
duplicate of something that looks
authentic so that financial gain can
be made.
To attempt to create something with a lot
of effort.

Fortress (N)

A fortified place intended for a long-term


military use.

castle, citadel,
fort, garrison,
rampart, redoubt

Verb: To supply a child with attention


and nurture
Foster (V) (TR) (Adj)
Adjective: Supplying or receiving a home,
nurture, and parental care.

Cultivate,
Encourage, Feed,
Foment, Forward

Condemn,
Discourage

You must foster good manners and kindness early


your children's upbringing.

Fosterage (N)

Iniquitous,
Loathsome,
Malodorous,
Mucky

Fragrant,
Pleasing, Pure,
Wonderful

The foul stench coming from the kitchen indicated


that something was burning.

Fouler (N)
Foully (Adv)
Foulness (N)

Traders forecast increased oil prices

Foreignly (Adv)
Foreignness (N)

ce
.

in

Local, National, The foreign currency was unusable and unable to


Native
be exchanged here.

Forecastable (Adj)
Forecaster (N)

Forestalling (N)

We can forge ahead to build even more fuel


efficient vehicles.

Forgeability (N)
Forgeable (Adj)

an
ke
rs
ch
oi

Only braver, more aggressive reformist leadership


will forestall that day and keep the current elite on
top

.b

Duplicate,
Fabricate, Fake,
Falsify, Fashion,
Feign, Frame

Foul (Adj) (N) (V)

Adjective: Sickened or revolted to


the senses.
Noun: An illegal action taken again a play
of the opposite team that breaks the rules
or regulation of the sport being played.

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The fortress was built on a mountain top.

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Fraction (N)

A number that is not a whole number and


is formed by dividing one number into
another.

End, Fragment,
Half, Piece,
Portion, Section

Fracture (N) (V)

Noun: A break or fissure in a bone.


Breaking something.
Verb: To split or break something like a
done

Crack,
Discontinuity,
Disjunction,
Displacement

Fragile (Adj)

Weak; not strong.

Fragment (N) (V)

A broken piece that is left when something


has been broken or shattered

Fragrance (N)

An enjoyable sweet smell.

Frame (N) (V) (TR)

Noun: A structure that is made up or solid


parts and is used to support something
which has been constructed on top of it or
around it.
Verb: To support a picture in a frame.

Fabric, Flounce,
Form, Framework,
Fringe

The frame of the painting was perfect in


highlighting the artist's subject matter.

Framework (N)

A system of interconnected horizontal and


vertical bars that have spaces in
between them.
The basis or outline for something that is
made up a set of idea, theories, rules,
or opinions

Fabric, Frame,
Frame Of
Reference,
Groundwork, Plan

Any
changes
must
current framework.

Fraudulent (Adj)

Created to deceive people by being


dishonest, unfair, or untrue.

Free market (Phr)

Operating
trade
government control

Freestanding (Adj)

Not connected to a wall, ceiling, or other


type of structure that is commonly used
for support.

Entirety, Total,
Whole

Decimals can be represented as fractions.

Fractionate (V)

The girl slightly fractured her finger in the


basketball game.

Decrepit, Delicate,
Feeble, Fine,
Flimsy, Fracturable

Firm, Strong,
Tough,
Unbreakable

Cut, End, Fraction,


Gob, Grain, Hunk
Bouquet, Incense,
Perfume,
Redolence, Scent

Entirety, Total,
Whole

ce
.

in

The fragile computer system could be made


dysfunctional by simply touching the wrong key.

an
ke
rs
ch
oi

The student's paper was full of fragments rather


than complete sentences
Your fragrance smells fantastically fruity

stay

within

Fragmentation (N)
Fragmented (Adj)
Fragranced (Adj)

Framer (N)
Framed (Adj)

the

.b

Stench, Stink

Fragilely (Adv)
Fragility (N)

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without

Crafty, Criminal,
Crooked,
Deceitful, Devious,
Dishonest
Competition,
Democracy, Free
Enterprise, Free
Market

Authentic,
Genuine,
Honest, Real,
Valid

The fraudulent remarks made in her testimony


were cause for alarm

Fraudulence (N)
Fraudulently (Adv)

Communism

Free market trade promotes corporate growth.

Free-market (Adj)
Free-marketeer (N)

The freestanding sculpture made quite an


impression on the viewer.

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Front (N) (Adj) (V)

Noun: The section that faces forward and


is intended to be the most important part.
Adjective: Located at, on, or near the front
of something.
Verb: To have a front that faces
towards something.

Anterior, Facial,
First, Fore,
Foremost,
Forward

Frugal (Adj)

Typified by being frugal and avoiding any


sort of waste.

Meticulous,
Mingy, Niggardly,
Parsimonious

Frustrate (V)

To stop or prevent a person or thing from


achieving something or making something
come into existence.

Discourage,
Dishearten, Foil,
Forbid, Forestall

Fungi (N)

An organism, that can be either singledcelled or multicellular, does not have


chlorophyll and produces spores in order
to reproduce.

On The Landscape,
Canker,
Contamination,
Corruption

Funnel (N) (V)

A utensil that is shaped like a cone with a


big opening at the top and a little opening
at the bottom and is used to direct fluids
into containers.
Verb: To lead or move something into and
through a constricted space.

Convey, Filter,
Move, Pass, Pipe,
Pour, Siphon

Furnace (N)

An enclosed technological structure where


heat is made by the burning of fuel in
order to warm a house or other type of
building or to melt a metal

calefactor,
cinerator,
cremator, forge,
heater

freezer

Our house was heated by a wood burning furnace.

Futile (Adj)

Producing no result or effect

Delusive, Empty,
Exhausted,
Forlorn, Fruitless

Fruitful,
Hopeful,
Productive,
Profitable

Futile as appears setting sumptuous nourishment


arrayed before ivory towers.

Futility (N)
Futilely (Adv)

Gainsay

Question the truth


take exception to

agree, concur,
go along

Plaintiffs do not gainsay that the jurisdictional


amount in controversy exists.

Gainsayer (N)

Galaxy (N)

The assembly of billions or stars, planets,

In a distant galaxy, there may well be a planet

Galactic (Adj)

Back, Ending,
Those who fought at the front in WWII, suffered
Final, Finishing,
the greatest number of casualties.
Rear

an
ke
rs
ch
oi

ce
.

in

Lavish,
Spendthrifty, Though the family had frugal beginnings, their
Uneconomical,
hard work would lead them to riches.
Wasteful
Assist,
Cooperate,
We were frustrated by the child's refusal to enjoy
Encourage,
the play.
Facilitate, Help,
Support
Blessing, Boon,
Fungi often grow in cool, moist shaded areas.
Health,
Prosperity

Frontage (N)
Frontal (Adj)
Frontward (Adv)

Frugality (N)
Frugally (Adv)
Frugalness (N)
Frustration (N)
Frustratingly (Adv)

Fungal (Adj)
Fungous (Adj)

.b

The funnel enables us to pour the wine back into


the bottle without spilling any.

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or

validity

of;

controvert, cross,
deny, disaffirm,
disagree
irregular galaxy,

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island universe,
spiral galaxy

Full of trivial conversation

Gear (N) (V)

Noun: An engineering device that sends


out motion from one part to another part
for doing a particular purpose.
Verb: In the engineering sense, this means
to provide something with gears.

baggage,
belongings,
contraption,
effects

Geese (N)

A big waterfowl that has a long neck and


webbed feet; it has a very specific
honking sound.

build up, goose,


hand, hand out,
help

Gel (N) (V) (TR)

Noun: A partially solid combination of


small fragments of solid in a fluid.
Verb: To become partially solid or gel like.

Gender (N)

The sex of a person or organism.

Geometric mean
(Phr)

The average of a set of n values, described


mathematically as the nth root of
their product.

Geometry (N)

The area of mathematics that deals with


the properties and relationships of points,
lines, angles, curves, surfaces, and solids.

Glacier (N)

A large mass of ice that constantly gathers


more ice and snow over time and
moves slowly.

GNP (Abbreviation)

Gross National Product: the nation's profits


including foreign assets.

Goad (V) (N)

Verb: Urge with or as if with a goad


Noun:Anything that inspires, motivates or
drives you to do something

break, chance,
come down, come
off,
common,
feminine, genderspecific, masculine

Garrulity (N)
Garrulously (Adv)

We would need additional rain gear for the


camping trip.

Gearing (N)
Geared (Adj)

discouragemen
Geese flew south for the winter.
t, hindrance

Gosling (N)

The young boys put gel in their hair, as it was


the fashion.

Degel (V)

Our gender roles dictate behaviour that is


appropriate for men and women.

Engender (V)
Genderless (Adj)

The children were able to determine the


geometric mean with little difficulty.

.b

math,
multiplication,
numbers,
subtraction,
trigonometry
floe, glacial mass,
ice field, ice floe,
iceberg, icecap,
snow slide

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Extragalactic (Adj)

Philosophers are a garrulous and argumentative


species.

an
ke
rs
ch
oi

Garrulous (Adj)

Quiet,
Reserved,
Silent, Still,
Untalkative

in

Gossiping,
Gushing, LongWinded, LooseLipped

similar to our own.

ce
.

gasses, and dust that occurs over many


thousand of light years that forms a
segment of the universe.

Geometry and algebra are generally studied


before entering universities.

Geometrician (N)
Geometric (Adj)

The depths of the rivers in North America provide


information on the size of the Ice Age glaciers.

Glaciered (Adj)

The Economist reports GNP and debt ratios of


most countries regularly
desire, drive,
impetus, impulse,
impulsion

discouragemen
They can goad us into tactical errors and strategic
t, diversion,
blunders.
restraint

Goading (N)
Goaded (Adj)
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Gourmet (N) (Adj)

Noun: A person who is a food expert and


enjoys good food and beverages.
Adjective: Pertaining to or making highquality food that is expensive, exceptional,
unusual, and carefully made.

Government
intervention (Phr)

Actions enacted by a government to


interrupt certain things or plans.

epicurean, food
bon vivant,
gastronome

A school that teaches elementary or


primary education

Gradual (G) (N)

Adjective: Happening or proceeding slowly


by degrees or levels.
Noun: A set of scriptural verses, in some
Christian services, sung after the epistle
at Communion.

continuous,
creeping, even,
gentle, graduate,
moderate

Grandiloquent
(Adj)

Puffed up with vanity

Gregarious (Adj)

Instinctively or temperamentally seeking


and enjoying the company of others

Grip (N) (V)

Noun: An act of grasping or keeping a rigid


hold of something.
Verb: To grasp or keep a rigid hold
or something

cinch, cincture,
clamp, clamping,
clench, clinch

Ground (N) (Adj)

Noun: The exterior surface of the land.

beat, bray, chop

.b

Grade-school (N)

bombastic,
declamatory,
euphistic, fustian
Clubby,
Companionable,
Convivial, Cordial,
Fun, Outgoing,
Sociable

w
w

Gouger (N)

Gourmet food though considered expensive can


be simple to prepare.

Government intervention in business should be


minimized say conservatives.

folk school,
grammar school,
preparatory
school, primary
school

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Rolfers gouge with knuckles and knead with fists,


contort limbs and lean into elbows to loosen
tendons and ligaments

in

Verb: Obtain by coercion or intimidation


Noun:An impression in a surface

Gorillas have become the most endangered


species of apes in Uganda

ce
.

Gouge (V) (N)

competitor,
contender,
contestant, games
player
furrow, gash,
hollow, notch,
scoop, score,
scratch

an
ke
rs
ch
oi

Gorilla (N)

Indigenous to central Africa, the biggest


ape with a small but extremely strong body
and rough dark hair.

The early years of a child's education during grade


school should be successful.

infrequent,
A gradual increase in weight can be dangerous to
intermittent,
men over long years
sudden, uneven

Grade-schooler (N)

Gradualness (N)

plain, simple,
unadorned,
unpretentious

The note may be pitched high, but not too high for
the grandiloquent flights that follow.

Grandiloquence (N)
Grandiloquently
(Adv)

Introverted,
Unfriendly,
Unhospitable,
Unsociable

Adult mallards are highly gregarious outside of the


breeding season, and may form large flocks on the
water.

Gregariousness (N)
Gregariously (Adv)

Release

The grip of the football player's hand was strong


and warm.

Gripper (N)
Gripping (Adj)

It

rained

and

the

ground

absorbed

the

Grinding (N)
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(V)

Dirt of earth.
Adjective: Occurring, living, or working on
the ground.
Verb: To teach someone the fundamentals
of something.

up, comminute,
crumble, crumple

candid, frank,
genuine,
ingenuous,
innocent

welcome water.

Regrind (V)

crafty, cunning,
Jacobs-a sweet and guileless performer-is quite
deceitful,
dishonest,
delightful.
guileful, tricky
discerning,
knowledgeable, The gullible young man actually believed the
scheme to get cash quickly.
perceptive,
suspicious

Free of deceit

Gullible (Adj)

Easily duped or tricked because you the


person tends to trust and have faith
in people.

biting, credulous,
easily taken in,
easy mark

Gymnast (N)

A person that performs gymnastics well

acrobat, jumper,
tumbler

Habitat (N)

The normal conditions and environment in


which plants and animals live.

domicile, dwelling,
element,
environment,
fireside, flat

Habitation (N)

The occupation of a place by people


or animals.

abode, residence

Habitation and life style often reflect the economic


status of people.

Hallmark (N)

A sign that shows the high quality


of something.

emblem,
endorsement,
indication, mark,
ratification

The hallmark of a good brand is instant


recognition.

Hamster (N)

A small rodent with a short tail and large


cheek pouches for storing food.

Handicap (N) (V)


(TR)

Noun: Something that is disadvantageous


or hinders a person or another thing.
Verb: To be disadvantageous or hinder a
person or a thing.

block, burden,
detriment,
disability,
drawback

Harangue (V) (N)

Verb: Deliver a harangue to; address


forcefully
Noun:A loud bombastic declamation
expressed with strong emotion

declamation,
diatribe,
discourse,
exhortation

Hard-edge (Phr)

Describes something
distinctive outline.

ce
.

in

Guileless (Adj

an
ke
rs
ch
oi

Olympic gymnasts compete both individually and


on teams.

.b

The environmental habitat


endangered for years.

has

eagles

Gullibility (N)
Gullibly (Adv)
Gymnastic (Adj)

was

Habitational (Adj)

The small mouse-like hamster got out of his cage


and hid under the couch.

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that

of

Guilelessly (Adv)
Guile (N)

advantage,
benefit, help

Handicap accessibility laws allow the disabled to


now move more freely

Handicapper (N)
Handicapped (Adj)

He complied with my request and made a lengthy


harangue to his village

Haranguer (N)

A hard-edge and rough language are unattractive


in young women.

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equipment, strap,
tack, tackle,
trappings

The horse's harness allowed the rider to control


his direction.

Haven (N)

A place sought after for relaxation,


protection, or shelter.

cover, covert,
harbour,
harbourage,
retreat

The peaceful chapel provided a haven in the


busy hospital.

Havoc (N) (Adj)

Noun: Extensive destruction, devastation,


and harm.
Adjective: Hard to manage, control,
or instruct.

chaos, confusion,
damage,
desolation,
despoiling

Hazardous (Adj)

Possibly dangerous to human beings or the


natural environment.

parlous, perilous,
precarious, risky,
touchy

guarded,
predictable,
The hazardous materials needed to be handled
protected, safe,
with great care.
secure

Hazardously (Adv)
Hazardousness (N)

Height (N)

The distance between somebody or


something's
lowest
point
and
highest point.

Brow, Ceiling,
Crest, Crown,
Cusp, Elevation,
Extent

Bottom, Depth, The height of the building was measured by


Lowness
the architect.

Heighten (V)

Hem (N) (V) (TR)

Noun: A tidy non-fraying edge on


something that is made of cloth; it is
created by creasing the fabric over and
stitching it down on one side.
Verb: To crease over and stitch the fabric
down in order to make a hem on a piece
of cloth.

Hereditary (Adj)

Something that is capable of being passed


genetically from one generation to
the next.

Heritage (N)

The position, state, or personality obtained


by being born into a specific family or
social class.

Hexagon (N)

A two dimensional figure made up of


six sides.

Hierarchy (N)

A group or association whose members are

wrecked

havoc

on

body, center,
interior

She raised the hem of her pants.

.b

edging, fringe,
margin, perimeter,
periphery

Harnessed (Adj)

the

ce
.

The hurricane
neighbourhood.

an
ke
rs
ch
oi

Peace

in

Harness (N) (V) (TR)

Noun: A set of leather traps that are placed


together and fitted on a house to then be
able to attach a cart or carriage to it
Verb: To place a harness on an animal.

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genealogical,
genetic, handed
down, heritable,
inborn
birthright,
convention,
culture, custom,
dowry
Magen David, Star
of Bethlehem,
estoile
due order,

Acquired

She possessed a hereditary predisposition towards


the disease.

Hereditarily (Adv)
Hereditariness (N)

The German heritage of the family led them to


value certain foods, holidays and traditions.
The unusual home was shaped in six-sided
hexagon.
The organization's hierarchy was highly effective

Hierarch (N)
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ranked according to power and position.

echelons,
grouping, pecking
order, placing

Highlight (N) (V)


(TR)

Noun: The most unforgettable, significant,


or thrilling part of an event or occurrence.
Verb: To attract attention to something, or
make something predominantly important
or obvious.

Hit show (Phr)

A show with great popularity.

Homicide (N)

The event of illegally killing or murdering


another person.

Homogeneous
(Adj)

All of the same or similar kind or nature

Hormone (N)

A chemical substance made in the


endocrine glands of the body or other cells
that regulates the metabolism of the body.

Horrendous (Adj)

Extremely horrible, scary, or outrageous at


to incite horror.

Hospitable (Adj)

Hospitable, friendly, and kind to strangers


or visitors.

Hostility (N)

An emotion or opinion of loathing,


antagonism, hostility, or rage toward
a person.

feature, focal
point, focus, high
point, high spot

Please highlight
meeting notes.

matters

in

your

Highlighter (N)
Highlighting (N)

in

ce
.

birth

different,
dissimilar,
heterogenous

.b

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key

The homicide was brutal and there were few clues.

an
ke
rs
ch
oi

big chill,
bloodshed, bumpoff, butchery,
carnage, crime
compatible,
consistent, equal,
same, solid,
uniform
coil, condom,
diaphragm, foam,
hormone
awe-inspiring,
awesome, awful,
beastly, dangerous
congenial,
courteous,
friendly,
neighbourly
congenial,
courteous,
friendly,
neighbourly
everyday, family,
home, homely,
homey, ordinary,
plain
chroma,
complexion, dye,
tincture, tinge,
tint, tone, value

A color.

all

Hierarchical (Adj)

The hit show found success many seasons ago.

Noun: The members of a home that


live together.
Household (N) (Adj)
Adjective: Pertaining to, belonging to, or
used in a home
Hue (N)

at creating a supportive structure for employees.

In the past four decades, the two political parties


have become more internally homogeneous and
ideologically distant.

Homogeneity (N)
Homogeneously
(Adv)

Growth hormones caused the child to eat and eat.

Hormonal (Adj)
Hormonally (Adv)

The horrendous explosion left some dead and


many wounded.

Horrendousness (N)
Horrendously (Adv)

The hospitable nature of the family always allowed


guests to feel at home.

Hospitality (N)
Hospitably (Adv)

Hostility toward
the population.
business,
commercial,
industrial

Homicidal (Adj)

the

leaders

persists

in

Hostile (Adj)

Our household earnings puts us in the top


economic bracket.

The hue of her jacket brought out the color of


her eyes.

Hue less (Adj)

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Humanitarian (Adj)
(N)

Adjective: Dedicated to making the lives of


people better.
Noun: Someone who is dedicated to
making the lives of people better.

benevolent,
charitable,
eleemosynary,
generous

Hydrocarbon (N)

An organic chemical compound that has


only hydrogen and carbon atoms

Hydrogen (N)

The lightest and most abundant chemical


element in the universe; it a colorless and
incredibly reactive gas

Hyperbole (N)

Extravagant exaggeration

Hypotenuse (N)

The side opposite the right angle of a


triangle, or the longest side of a
right triangle.

Hypothesis (N)

A tentative explanation for a phenomenon,


which is then used for the basis for
additional investigation.

Iconoclastic (Adj)

Attacking cherished traditions

an
ke
rs
ch
oi

Understatemen Most of the time their arguments are little more


t
than political hyperbole

Hummable (Adj)
Hummer (N)

Humanitarianism (N)
Hydro carbonaceous
(Adj)
Hydro carbonic (Adj)

Hydrogenous (Adj)
Hyperbolise (V)
Hyperbolic (Adj)

The Pythagorean Theorem states that one side of


a triangle plus the second side squared equals the
hypotenuse squared.

.b

explanation,
foundation,
ground, guess,
inference
individualistic,
irreverent,
nonconforming,
radical

Humanitarian efforts saved many lives after


the tsunami.

Hydrogen is a key element in water

big talk, coloring,


distortion,
embellishment

egoistic,
egotistic, in
humanitarian,

Hydrocarbon is a potentially harmful molecule.

Identical (Adj)

Being the same person or thing even


though it may not appear that way.

dead ringer, ditto,


double, duplicate,
equivalent

Identify (V) (TR)

To name and recognize a person or a thing

card, catalog,

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The hum of the wheels lulled the child to sleep.

in

bum, bumble,
croon, drone,
moan, mumble

ce
.

Hum (N) (Inter) (V)


(TR & ITR)

Verb: To sing without using words and


having your lips pursed or closed, or to sing
a song in this way.
Noun: A constant dull noise.
Interjection: A low or soft noise produced
to show displeasure, uncertainty, shock,
or indecisiveness.

measurement,
proof, reality,
truth

The hypothesis proved correct and the scientist


was well rewarded for his effort.

Hypothesist (N)

It may be iconoclastic and take off from social


reality to uncover buried stories, hidden themes.

Iconoclasm (N)
Iconoclastically (Adv)

dissimilar,
distinct,
The identical twins always dressed in the
diverse,
same clothes.
opposite,
unequal, unlike
confuse,

She was able to identify the accused in a lineup.

Identically (Adv)
Identicalness (N)
Identifiability (N)
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mistake

Idle (Adj) (N) (V)


(TR & ITR)

Adjective: Not functioning, producing,


working, or in use.
Noun: The velocity of a car's engine that is
in use but does not actually run because it
is not in gear.
Verb: To be lazy or slothful and avoid doing
work, or to waste time being lazy and not
doing anything.

closed down,
dead, deserted,
down, dusty,
empty

busy,
employed,
productive,
used, working

Idolatry (N)

Religious zeal; the willingness to serve God

demonolatry; idolworship, demonworship

Illiterate (Adj) (N)

Adjective: A term that describes people


who cannot read or write and is made to
be an offensive remark.
Noun: An offensive term for someone who
is not educated.

Illuminate (V) (TR & To light something up in order to make it


ITR)
visible.
A thing that tricks the mind by seeming to
exist when in reality it does not exist.

Illusory (Adj)

Made by, based on, or made up of


an illusion.

Immediate (Adj)

Occurring or done without any delay

Immoral (Adj)

Differing from traditional ethical principles.

Immutable (Adj)

Not subject or susceptible to change or


variation in form or quality or nature

ce
.

We've gone from dazed idolatry to another and


more familiar form of identification.

educated,
learned,
literate, taught

Unfortunately,
into adulthood.

floodlight,
highlight, hit with
a light, ignite,
illume

cloud, darken,
obscure

The fireworks illuminated the night sky.


The
illusionary
by hallucinogenics.

chimerical,
deceitful, delusive,
delusory, fake,
fallacious
current, existing,
extant, first, hairtrigger, instant,
live

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Don't sit idle in the outdoors or the mosquitoes


will get you.

ignorant,
inerudite,
solecistic,
uneducated

.b

Illusionary (Adj)

Identifiable (Adj)
Identifiably (Adv)

Idiosyncratic (Adj)
Idiosyncratically
(Adj)

in

classify, describe,
determinate

an
ke
rs
ch
oi

and to be able to state exactly what the


person or thing is

many

visions

remain

were

illiterate

Idol (N)
Idolatrous (Adj)
Illiteracy (N)
Illiterately (Adv)
Illiterateness (N)

Illuminative (Adj)
Illuminator (N)
caused

certain, factual, The illusory nature of her beauty was made


real, sure, true
evident when we saw her in the daylight.

Illusional (Adj
Illusorily (Adv)
Illusoriness (N)

eventually,
later, never

The immediate effect of the storm included


power outages.

Immediacy (N)
Immediateness (N)

indecent,
iniquitous, lewd,
licentious, loose

good, moral,
noble, pure,
right

Politicians often engage in immoral dealings which


affect their performance and inhibit their loyalty
to their constituency.

Immorality (N)
Immorally (Adv)

changeless,
constant,
enduring, fixed,

alterable,
changeable,
flexible,

Physics is an exacting science, bound by


immutable laws that are true throughout our
universe

Immutability (N)
Immutably (Adv)

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Impair (V)

Make worse or less effective

brunt, buffet,
bump, clash,
concussion,
contact, crash
destroy,
deteriorate,
devaluate, devalue

To convey knowledge or information.

Impartiality (N)

Not favoring, being partial to, or being


interested in one person or side
of something.

equality, fairness,
justice, neutrality,

Impassive (Adj)

Having or revealing little emotion or


sensibility; not easily aroused or excited

Impatient (Adj)

Bothered because you are either delayed


or kept waiting.

Impede (V) (TR)

To meddle with the advancement,


improvement, or progress of a person or
a thing.

Imperial (Adj) (N)

Adjective: Pertaining to or concerning an


empire or its leader.

Impermeable (Adj

Not
permitting
its substance

Impersonal (Adj)

Not pertaining to one single person or


showing the specific personality of that
person but instead cantering on facts
or events.

.b

inexpressive,
inscrutable,
insensible,
insusceptible
appetent, ardent,
athirst, avid,
breathless,
brusque

brake, check, clog,


close off, cramp
one's style

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passage

through

Impaction (N)
Impactor (N)
Impactive (Adj)

Various prescribed medicines can impair driving


abilities as much as long life history

Impairment (N)
Impaired (Adj)

conceal, hide

The teacher imparted to her pupils a love for


learning and self-respect.

an
ke
rs
ch
oi

Impart (V) (TR)

break,
communicate,
convey, disclose,
discover

aid, assist, help

It was difficult to determine the impact of the


stock market crash at this early stage.

in

Impact (N) (V)

Noun: The act of objects hitting each other


Verb: To hit something with strength.

mutable,
variable

ce
.

immovable

lordly, magisterial,
majestic, royal,
sovereign, stately
impassable,
impervious, leakproof, nonporous
business like,
candid, cold
turkey, coldblooded, colorless

Impartation (N)
Impartment (N)

The impartiality of the jury was encouraging.

Impartially (Adv)
Impartial (Adj)

He remained impassive, showing neither interest


in nor concern for our plight

Impassiveness (N)
Impassively (Adv)

headlong, hot
under collar,
hot-tempered

Waiting in line, we grew increasingly impatient.

Impatience (N)
Impatiently (Adv)

aid, assist,
facilitate,
forward, help,
support

Lawyers sometimes
legal process.

feeling,
passionate,
responsive,
sensitive

serve

to

impede

the

Impeder (N)

The imperial nature of the company structure


was uncomfortable.

Imperially (Adv)

Line the hole with plastic or some other


impermeable material.

Impermeability (N)
Impermeably (Adv)

informal,
The impersonal nature of prerecorded telephone
personable,
messages can turn away potential customers.
personal, warm

Impersonality (N)
Impersonally (Adv)

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Impervious (Adj)

Incapable of being damaged or distressed

Implacable (Adj)

Incapable of being pacified

Implant (V) (N)

Verb: To establish something deeply in a


person's mind as a way of behaving, belief,
or idea.
Noun: A thing that is placed or implanted
during a surgical procedure into an organ
or a tissue.

nonchalant, roll
with punches,
sedate
impermeable,
inaccessible,
invulnerable
intractable, iron
fisted, mortal,
pitiless, rancorous

Implode (V)

Burst inward

Improper fraction
(Phr)

A fraction where the numerator equals of


is bigger than the denominator.

Inadvertently (Adv)

Without knowledge or intention

Inchoate (Adj)

Only partly in existence; imperfectly


formed

Incongruity (N)

The quality of disagreeing;


unsuitable and inappropriate

Inconsequential
(Adj)

Not following logically as a consequence

Incorporate (Adj)

Formed or united into a whole: Make into

Imperviousness (N)

Implacability (N)
Implacably (Adv)

Implantable (Adj)
Implanter (N)

Implicit in the law is the idea that abortion


is immoral.

Implicitly (Adv)
Implicitness (N)

The bottle imploded

Implosion (N)
asked

to

reduce

the

Inadvertently, the boys brought suspicion upon


themselves.

Inadvertent (Adj)

Given the spontaneous, geographically diverse and


inchoate nature of these disturbances, there was
never a credible single cause.

Inchoateness (N)

It's the simple appeal of the incongruity between


suburbia and wild animal that was almost riveting
to see.

Incongruous (Adj)

consequential,
considerable,
important

The show is inconsequential, but the feeling into


which it taps is not.

Inconsequence (N)

divide, drop,

Fold a few times to incorporate, then reshape into

Incorporation (N)

.b

inceptive,
incipient, just
begun, nascent
difference,
inappropriateness,
inconsistency,
mismatch
entry-level,
exiguous,
immaterial,
inadequate
amalgamate,

Imperturbability (N)

The doctor implanted a pacemaker to increase


heart regularity.

The student was


improper fraction.

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explicit, specific

heedlessly,
negligently, rashly

being

At this point and this was where his cruel,


implacable nature showed itself the past ceased to
exist for him.

an
ke
rs
ch
oi

Not directly stated, but instead implied.

kind, merciful,
nice

embed, fix,
inculcate, instill,
root

constant,
constructive,
contained,
definite, entire
cave in, fall down,
fall in

Implicit (Adj)

irritable, jittery,
Once again, the imperturbable transport secretary
perturbable,
gave a smooth performance.
touchy
penetrable,
Tenure calcifies teaching methods, he said, makes
responsive,
professors impervious to criticism and generally
sensitive,
weakens departments.
vulnerable

in

Not easily perturbed, excited or upset;


marked by extreme calm and composure

ce
.

Imperturbable
(Adj)

developed,
grown, mature

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Indeterminate
(Adj)

Not precisely determined or established;


not fixed or known

Indigence (N)

A state of extreme poverty or destitution

Disinclined to work or exertion

Inert (Adj)

Unable to move or resist motion

In favour of (Phr)

Agree with.

Ingenuous (Adj)

destitution,
penury
fainant, idle,
inactive, inert,
lackadaisical,
languid
impotent, inactive,
inanimate,
indolent, languid
commending,
complimentary,
encouraging,
enthusiastic

a ball and return to lightly floured bowl

Innocuous (Adj)

Not causing disapproval

Insensible (Adj)

Incapable of physical sensation

Insinuate (V)

Introduce or insert (oneself) in a subtle


manner

.b

Firmly established by nature or habit

congenital,
connate,
constitutional,
deep-rooted
innocent, in
noxious, in
obnoxious,
inoffensive
unperceivable,
imperceptible,
inanimate,
inappreciable
imply, impute,
indicate, intimate,
mention

Incorporative (Adj)

definite,
determined,
exact, fixed,
measurable

Pole beans, peas, and indeterminate tomatoes


also need to be trained on some sort of structure.

Indeterminateness
(N)

wealth

He is ever a handful of pocket change away from


utter indigence.

Indigent (Adj)

diligent,
energetic,
Indolent and aggressive lymphomas are equally
enthusiastic,
common in adults.
hard-working
alive, animated,
lively, mobile, It's a marvel that something that feels so inert
moving,
should have so much frenetic action.
working
disagreeable,
unfavourable, We were in favour of the election of the
unfriendly,
mayoral candidate.
unpromising

Young
Unsophisticated

Inherent (Adj)

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exclude,
separate

an
ke
rs
ch
oi

Indolent (Adj)

assimilate,
associate, blend,
charter
imprecise,
inconclusive,
indefinite,
indistinct

in

a whole or make part of a whole


Adjective: Formed or united into a whole

ce
.

(V)

external,
extrinsic,
incidental,
learned
destructive,
harmful,
hurtful,
injurious

Indolence (N)
Indolently (Adv)

Inertness (N)
Inertly (Adv)

Ingenuousness (N)
Ingenuously (Adv)

The political indoctrination and lack of science


inherent in the presentations made me sick to my
stomach.

Inherence (N)
Inhere (V)

The text was about something innocuous: a


request to go to the county fair.

Innocuousness (N)
Innocuously (Adv)

caring

Apparently for insensible in the meaning hard


hearted.

Insensibility (N)
Insensibly (Adv)

conceal, hide,
withhold

The agency should not insinuate itself into the


market between the actors.

Insinuation (N)
Insinuating (Adj)

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bland,
characterless,
colourless,
commonplace

Insipid (Adj)

Lacking taste, flavour or tang

In so far as (Phr)

To the extent that.

Insularity (N)

The state of being isolated or detached

in terms of (Phr)

Pertaining to something.

Apart from the insipid brew, there's another good


reason for the non-proliferation of this drink.

Insipidness (N)
Insipidly (Adv)

In so far as the belief in slavery has been


eradicated there is no longer a legal basis in
society for its existence.
bias, bigotry,
intolerance,
prejudice

in

Colony insularity through queen control on worker


social motivation in ants.

Insular (Adj)

Intransigence (N)

Refusal of any compromise

Incompatible (Adj)

Not being capable of living, working, or


getting along with a person or a thing
because of fundamental differences.

Incorporate (V)
(Adj)

Verb: To join or unite something new with


something that has already been made or
constructed.
Adjective: Combined into a unified whole.

amalgamate,
assimilate,
associate, blend,
charter

Increment (N)

A regular or planned raise or addition to


the amount or size of something.

accretion, accrual,
accruement,
addition,
advancement

Incumbent (Adj)
(N)

Adjective: Required as a consequence of a


duty, obligation, or responsibility.
Noun: A person that is presently holding an
official office like in a political organization
or church.

autochthon,
boarder, citizen,
colonist

.b

Not tractable; difficult to manage or mould

Their sins are now largely forgotten, thanks in part


to the intractable controversy over the moral
status of embryos.

Intractability (N)
Tractable (Adj)

Time and intransigence remain the enemies of


reasonable and affordable solutions.

Intransigent (Adj)

The two co-workers are completely incompatible.

Incompatibility (N)
Incompatibly (Adv)

divide, drop,
exclude,
separate

They chose to incorporate their small business.

Incorporable (Adj)
Incorporation (N)
Incorporative (Adj)
Incorporator (N)

decrease, loss

The allowance was given to the student in


small increments.

Incremental (Adj)
Incrementally (Adv)

Incumbents in congressional races usually come


out victorious.

Incumbency (N)
Incumbently (Adv)

amenable,
easy, facile,
manageable

an
ke
rs
ch
oi

cantankerous,
contrary, hang
tough, hard-line,
headstrong
contumacy,
die-hardism,
doggedness,
grimness
antipodal,
antithetical,
clashing,
conflicting,
contrary

ce
.

In terms of atmosphere the restaurant is second


to none.

Intractable (Adj)

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exciting,
exhilarating,
interesting

consonant,
harmonious,
loving, suited,
well-matched

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Indigent (Adj) (N)

Adjective: Not having the fundamental


necessities of life like food, shelter,
and clothing.
Noun: A person that is incredibly poor.

Indulge (V)

To permit or allow someone or yourself to


perform or have something that
is pleasurable.

Infancy (N)

The period of time that describes a child


before it is able to walk or talk.

Infest (V) (TR)

To take over a place in large numbers and


therefore
pose
a
threat
or
become harmful.

Ingest (V) (TR)

To swallow or absorb something like food


or liquid into the body.

Inherent (Adj)

Not able to be considered separate from


the nature or something because it is born
from within.

Inherited (V)

To become the proprietor of a thing after a


person has died.

In-house (Phr)

Operating, belonging to, or located within


a business or organization.

Inhumane (Adj)

Being void of kindness, and producing


extreme pain.

Initial (Adj) (N)

Adjective: Present at the start of an event


or procedure, or present first.
Noun: The first letter or the name of a
person, place, or organization.

commencing,
earliest, early,
elementary,
embryonic

closing, final,
last

Initial efforts to preserve peace proved the need


for long term efforts

Initialer (N)

Innate (Adj)

Pertaining to traits or features that a


person or animal is born with.

connatural,
constitutional,
deep-seated

acquired,
extrinsic,
learned

An innate sense of dignity was seen in the eyes of


the old man.

Innately (Adv)
Innateness (N)

grasp, incorporate,
ingest, learn,
osmose
congenital,
connate,
constitutional,
deep-rooted

disappoint,
distress, hurt

She indulged in sweets at occasions and parties.

The idea was still in its infancy, having barely been


incorporated into the company's policies.

in

Old age

The locusts infest the fields and destroy the crops.

misunderstand, To ingest alcohol at a young age can be damaging


reject, unlearn
to development.
external,
extrinsic,
incidental,
learned

Indigently (Adv)

Indulger (N)

Infant (N)
Infantile (Adj)
Infestation (N)
Infested (Adj)
Infester (N)
Ingestion (N)
Ingestive (Adj)
Inherence (N)
Inherence (N)
Inherently (Adv)

come into, derive,


fall heir, get

The young man inherited a fortune after his


uncle died.

Inheritance (N)

endogenous, gut,
home, in-house,
inland, inner

exterior,
Advertising was done in-house, saving consulting
external, outer,
fees for the corporation
outside
cultured,
educated, kind, Inhumane treatment of animals is no longer
nice, polite,
acceptable in scientific research.
refined

.b

Inherent in the design of the home were windows


to bring in outdoor space.

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The indigent nature of the report infuriated many.

an
ke
rs
ch
oi

cosset, delight,
entertain, favour,
foster
immaturity,
inception,
incunabulum,
minority
beset, crawl,
crowd, defile, fill,
flock

rich, wealthy

ce
.

destitute, down
and out, flat
broke, hard up

barbaric, brutal,
brutish, coarse,
cruel, ferocious

Inhumanely (Adv)
Inhumaneness (N)

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The skill to see clearly or perceptively into


the nature of a complicated person, thing,
or situation.

Installation (N)

The act of installing machinery or


equipment in place and making it ready
for use.

discernment,
divination, drift,
intuition
fitting, furnishing,
inaugural,
induction,
instalment

Instantaneous (Adj)

Happening instantly or almost instantly

Instill (V) (TR)

To gradually imprint thoughts, teaching, or


ideas on a person's mind.

Intact (Adj)

Whole and undamaged.

Intake (N)

An quantity of something that is consumed


or taken in.

Integer (N)

A whole number that is either zero,


negative, or positive.

Integrate (V)

To become an accepted affiliate of a group


and its activities, or to help someone
do this.

Intense (Adj)

Immense, extreme, or great in a manner


that is able to be felt.

ardent, biting,
bitter, burning

Intention (N)

An aim or objective that a person plans to


achieve or do.

object, objective,
plan, point

.b

diffuse,
disseminate,
engender, engraft
imperforate,
indiscrete, perfect,
scathe less, sound
absorption,
admission, input,
profit
aggregate,
aggregation,
collection
arrange,
articulate,
assimilate,
associate

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Insight into the complexity of health care costs is


achieved only through years of investigation.

ignorance,
stupidity

Installation of new lighting in the museum


improved the exhibits

Inputter (N)

Insightful (Adj)
Insightfully (Adv)
Insightfulness (N)
Instal (V)

delayed,
eventual, late,
later

Children want instantaneous gratification of their


needs or they cry

Instantaneity (N)
Instantaneously
(Adv)
Instantaneousness
(N)

dislodge, halt,
stop, uproot

To instill a sense of generosity in children is a


valuable gift.

Instillation (N)

damaged,
defective,
harmed, hurt

When the palaeontologist uncovered the dinosaur


skull, he found it completely intact.

Intactness (N)

an
ke
rs
ch
oi

in a flash, instant,
momentary, quick,
rapid

deceit,
Input from outside consultants enabled the
deception,
business to reform its practices.
falsehood, lie,
misinformation

in

Insight (N)

advocacy, aid,
bum steer,
caution, charge

ce
.

Input (N) (V)

Noun: A comment, suggestion, or other


type of contribution made to a group
of people.
Verb: To help someone make a decision by
contributing information.

Intake workers investigated the background of


each refugee before granting entrance.

none, zero,
zilch, zip

The integers 3 and 7 are often bet on the


roulette wheel.

Integral (Adj)

divide, separate

The attempt to integrate schools in the United


States led to a decade of violence.

Integrability (N)
Integrable (Adj)
Integrative (Adj)

calm, dull, low- The intense nature of the interview made the
key, mild,
applicant unsure of his position.
moderate
Intense heat caused the hard metal coin to melt.

Intensely (Adv)
Intenseness (N)

His intention was to prove his client's innocence in


closing arguments.

Intentioned (Adj)

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The rate at which a loan will be accruing


interest payments.

rate, borrowing
rate, interest

Interior (N) (Adj)

Noun: The inside part of something.


Adjective: Placed or happening inside of
something

endogenous, gut,
home, in-house,
inland

Interior angle (Phr)

An angle that lies in the interior of a


polygon and is formed between two
adjacent sides of a polygon.

Interrogate (V) (TR)

To ask someone in depth questions,


usually in a menacing way.

Intersect (V)

To cross something,
one another

Intersection (N)

The act of intersecting.


A location in which two paths or streets
cross each other.

Intimate (Adj)

Involving, experiencing, or resulting from a


close private relationship.

Inundate (V)

Meet at a point

Inured (Adj)

Made tough by habitual exposure

Invective (N)

Abusive or venomous language used to


express blame or censure or bitter deepseated ill will

Irascible (Adj)

Quickly aroused to anger

cross

go over, grill,
inquire,
investigate, pump
converge,
crisscross, cross,
crosscut
crossway,
interchange,
junction, stop

cherished,
chummy, close,
clubby, comfy
immerse,
overflow, overrun,
pour down on,
make ready,
season, toughen,
train

w
w
w

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The race car driver moved to the right in an


intentional move to win the race.

Intentionality (N)
Intentionally (Adv)

The Federal Reserve sets interest rates banks may


charge for loans.
exterior,
external, outer, An interior room is safer in severe weather.
outside

Interiorize (V)
Interiorly (Adv)
Interiority (N)

The architect was concerned with creating interior


angles that were not severe.

.b

to

accidental,
unintentional,
unplanned

in

Interest rate (Phr)

or

instead

ce
.

Not done by accident


done deliberately.

an
ke
rs
ch
oi

but

calculated,
considered,
designed,

Intentional (Adj)

blame, blasphemy,
castigation,
censure
choleric, crabbed,
cranky, cross,
feisty, fractious

interrogating

Interrogator (N)
Interrogatee (N)

Two streets intersect creating a crossroads for


the community.

Intersection (N)
Intersecting (Adj)

With multiple lanes extending toward a canter, a


busy intersection was created.

Intersectional (Adj)

cool, formal,
incompatible,
unfriendly

The young couple were obviously in love and


engaged in intimate conversation.

Intimater (N)
Intimation (N)

Underwhelm

answer, reply

The police
the suspect.

spent

two

hours

Intersection (N)

People are stuck on a treadmill: as they achieve a


better standard of living, they become inured to its
pleasures.
compliment,
flattery, praise

His learned image is at odds with his famed


capacity for crude political invective, which he has
toned down since becoming leader.

cheerful, happy

Still, this newly unearthed concert is notable for


the ebullience of its often irascible leader.

Irascibility (N)
Irascibly (Adv)
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Irresolute (Adj)

Uncertain how to act

faltering, fearful,
fickle, fluctuating

Islamic (Adj)

Relating to the Muslim religion that is


based on the teachings of the
prophet Muhammad.

Isolation (N)

The separation of a person or thing


from others.

Itinerary (N)

An established line of travel or access

Irrationality (N)
Irrationally (Adv)
Irrationalness (N)

He is no irresolute or suspicious lover-he is sure-he


scorns intervals.

Irresoluteness (N)
Irresolutely (Adv)

Islamic traditions spread into much of the Middle


East centuries ago

Islamicize (V)

The emotional isolation of the couple from their


family made honest conversation difficult.

Isolate (V)

an
ke
rs
ch
oi

concealment,
confinement,
desolation,
detachment
guide, guidebook,
journey, line,
outline, path

Irrational argument based on emotional


partisanship is not effective on news shows.

in

Devoid of or contrary to logic or reason

rational,
reasonable,
reflective,
sensible
obstinate,
resolute,
stubborn

ce
.

Irrational (Adj)

foolish, freaky,
incoherent,
injudicious, insane

.b

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