Barrons GRE A-D

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Barrons GRE A-D
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  1. abase
    lower; degrade; humiliate; make humble; make (oneself) lose self-respect
  2. abash
  3. abate
    subside or moderate
  4. abbreviate
  5. abdicate
    renounce; give up (position, right, or responsibility)
  6. aberrant
    abnormal or deviant
  7. aberration
    deviation from the normal; mental disorder
  8. abet
    assist usually in doing something wrong; encourage
  9. abeyance
    suspended action
  10. abhor
    detest; hate
  11. abject
    (of a condition) wretched; as low as possible; lacking pride; very humble; showing lack of self-respect; Ex. abject apology
  12. abjure
    renounce upon oath
  13. ablution
  14. abnegation
    renunciation; self-sacrifice; self-abnegation
  15. abolish
    cancel; put an end to
  16. abominate
    loathe; hate
  17. abominable
    detestable; extremely unpleasant
  18. aboriginal
    being the first of its kind in a region; primitive; native; indigenous; N. aborigine
  19. abortive
    unsuccessful; fruitless
  20. abrasive
    rubbing away; tending to grind down
  21. abridge
    condense or shorten
  22. abrogate
  23. abscission
    cutting off; separation
  24. abscond
    depart secretly and hide
  25. absolute
    complete; totally unlimited; having complete power; certain; not relative; Ex. absolute honesty/ruler; CF. absolutism
  26. absolve
    pardon (an offense)
  27. abstain
    refrain; withhold from participation; intentionally not use one's vote
  28. abstemious
    sparing in eating and drinking; temperate
  29. abstinence
    restraint from pleasant things, esp. eating or drinking; CF. abstention: act of abstaining from vote
  30. abstract
    theoretical; not concrete; nonrepresentational
  31. abstruse
    obscure; profound; difficult to understand
  32. abusive
    coarsely insulting; physically harmful
  33. abut
    border upon; adjoin
  34. abysmal
  35. abyss
    enormous chasm; vast bottomless pit
  36. academic
    related to a school; not practical or directly useful
  37. accede
  38. accelerate
    move faster
  39. accessible
    easy to approach; obtainable
  40. accessory
    additional object; useful but not essential thing
  41. acclaim
    applaud; praise; greet with great approval; announce with great approval; Ex. The new drung has been acclaimed as the most important discoveries for years; N: strong expression of approval and praise
  42. acclimate
    adjust to climate or environment; adapt
  43. acclivity
    sharp upslope of a hill; OP. declivity
  44. accolade
    award of merit; strong praise and approval
  45. accommodate
    oblige or help someone; adjust or bring into harmony; adapt; make enough space for; ADJ. accommodative; CF. accomodating: helpful and obliging
  46. accomplice
    partner in crime
  47. accord
  48. accost
    approach and speak first to a person
  49. accoutre
    equip; N. accoutrement
  50. accretion
    growth or increase in size by gradual addition; growth; increase; increase by natural growth; Ex. towers and other accretions of the castle; V. accrete
  51. accrue
    come to one as a gain; accumulate over time; come about by addition; Ex. benefits that accrue from scientific research; Ex. interest accruing in a bank account; N. accrual
  52. acerbity
    bitterness of speech and temper; ADJ. acerbic: bitter; acrid (in taste, manner, or tone)
  53. acetic
  54. acidulous
    slightly sour (in taste or manner); sharp; caustic
  55. acknowledge
    recognize; admit
  56. acme
    peak; pinnacle; highest point
  57. acoustics
    science of sound; quality that makes a room easy or hard to hear in
  58. acquiesce
    assent; agree passively; comply without protest
  59. acquittal
    deliverance from a charge; V. acquit: free from a charge or accusation; discharge from a duty; conduct (oneself) in a specified manner
  60. acrid
    bitter (to the taste or smell); sharp; bitterly pungent
  61. acrimonious
    stinging; caustic; bitter in words or manner; N. acrimony: bitter ill-natured animosity in speech or behavior
  62. acrophobia
    fear of heights
  63. actuarial
    calculating; pertaining to insurance statistics
  64. actuary
    someone who advises insurance companies
  65. actuate
    motivate; activate; cause to act
  66. acuity
    sharpness (of mind or senses of sight or hearing)
  67. acumen
    mental keenness; sharpness of judgment; ability to judge quickly and well; Ex. business acumen
  68. acute
    (of the senses) sharp; quickly perceptive; keen; penetrating; brief and severe; Ex. acute sense of smell/analysis/pain
  69. adage
    wise saying; proverb
  70. proverb
    adage; someone or something well known for notoriety; ADJ. proverbial: of a proverb; widely known; ADV. proverbially
  71. adamant
    hard; inflexible
  72. adapt
    make or become suitable for a specific use; alter; modify; adjust; N. adaptation: act of adapting; composition recast into a new form; Ex. The play is an adaption of a short novel.
  73. addendum
    addition; appendix to book; something that is added (as at the end of a speech or book)
  74. addiction
    compulsive habitual need
  75. addle
    make or become confused; muddle; drive crazy; become rotten (egg)
  76. address
    direct a speech to; speak to; deal with or discuss; direct one's efforts or attention to; make with a destination; N: formal speech
  77. adept
    expert at; very skilled
  78. adhere
    stick fast; be a devotd follower; N. adhesion: adhering; devotion; loyality
  79. adherent
    supporter; follower
  80. adjacent
    adjoining; neighboring; close by
  81. adjunct
    something attached to but holding an inferior position
  82. adjuration
    solemn urging; V. adjure: entreat earnestly; enjoin solemnly
  83. adjutant
    staff officer assisting the commander; assistant
  84. admonish
    warn or speak to with gentle disapproval; reprove
  85. adorn
  86. adroit
    skillful (in using mind or hand)
  87. adulation
    flattery; admiration that is more than is necessary or deserved
  88. adulterate
    make impure or of poorer quality by adding inferior or tainted(contaminated) substances
  89. advent
  90. adventitious
    accidental; casual; happening by chance
  91. adversary
    opponent; enemy
  92. adverse
    going against; opposing; unfavorable; hostile
  93. adversity
    great hardship or affliction; misfortune; calamitous event
  94. advert
  95. advocacy
    support; active pleading on behalf of someone or something
  96. advocate
    speak in favor of; support (an idea or plan); urge; plead for
  97. aegis
    shield; protection; defense
  98. aerie(aery,eyrie,eyry)
    nest of a large bird of prey
  99. aesthetic
    artistic; dealing with or capable of appreciating the beautiful (of a person or building); CF. aesthete; CF. aesthetics
  100. affable
    easily approachable; easy to talk to; warmly friendly
  101. affected
    artificial; pretended
  102. affidavit
    written statement made under oath (for use as proof in a court of law)
  103. affiliation
    joining; associating with
  104. affinity
    feeling of kinship; similarity; Ex. strong affinity for her; Ex. many affinities between two languages
  105. affirmation
    positive assertion; confirmation; solemn pledge by one who refuses to take an oath; V. affirm; ADJ. affirmative; CF. affirmative action: positive discrimination
  106. affliction
    state of distress; trial; cause of distress or suffering; V. afflict: inflict grievous suffering on
  107. affluence
    abundance; wealth
  108. affront
    insult; offense; intentional act of disrespect; V: insult or hurt the feelings of intentionally
  109. agape
  110. agenda
    items of business at a meeting
  111. agglomeration
    collection; heap; V. agglomerate: gather into a rounded mass; N. aggolmeate: jumbled mass; heap
  112. aggrandize
    make greater; increase in power, wealth, rank, or honor; N. aggrandizement
  113. aggregate
    sum; total; ADJ. V: gather into a mass or whole; accumulate; add up to; Ex. aggregate 100 dollars
  114. aghast
    filled with great surprise or fear; horrified
  115. agility
    nimbleness; ability to move quickly
  116. agitate
    stir up; disturb
  117. agnostic
    one who is skeptical of the existence or knowability of a god or any ultimate reality
  118. agog
    highly excited; intensely curious
  119. agrarian
    pertaining to land or its cultivation; Ex. agrarian reform
  120. alacrity
    cheerful promptness without reluctance
  121. alchemy
    medieval chemistry
  122. alcove
    nook; recess
  123. alias
    an assumed name esp. by a criminal (usually to mislead people); ADV. alias
  124. alienate
    make unfriendly or hostile; estrange; separate; change the ownership of
  125. alimentary
    supplying nourishment
  126. alimony
    payments made regularly to an ex-spouse after divorce
  127. allay
    calm; pacify
  128. allege
    state without proof
  129. allegiance
  130. allegory
    story, play, or picture in which characters are used as symbols; fable
  131. alleviate
    relieve (pain)
  132. alliteration
    repetition of beginning sound in poetry
  133. allocate
    assign; set apart for a particular purpose
  134. alloy
    mixture as of metals; something added that lowers in value or purity; V: mix; make less pure; lower in value or quality; spoil; CF. unalloyed: not in mixture with other maetals; pure; complete; unqualified; Ex. unalloyed happiness
  135. allude
    refer indirectly; N. allusion: indirect reference
  136. allure
    entice; attract; tempt
  137. siren
    apparatus for making sounds; womanlike creature
  138. alluvial
    pertaining to soil deposits left by running water
  139. aloof
    apart; not open in one's relationship with other people; reserved; ADV.
  140. aloft
    upward; high up in the air
  141. altercation
    noisy quarrel
  142. altruistic
    unselfishly generous; concerned for others; N. altiruism: unselfish concern for the welfare of others; unselfishness; OP. egoism
  143. amalgamate
    (of societies or groups) combine; unite in one body
  144. amalgam
    combination of different things; mixture of metals (containing mercury) used for filling holes in teeth
  145. amass
    collect (gradually, in a very large amount)
  146. amazon
    female warrior
  147. ambidextrous
    capable of using either hand with equal ease
  148. ambience
    environment; atmosphere; Ex. restraurant with a pleasant ambience; ADJ. ambient: completely surrounding; Ex. ambient temperature
  149. ambiguous
    unclear or doubtful in meaning; having more than one possible interpretation
  150. ambivalence
    the state of having contradictory or conflicting emotional attitudes or opinions
  151. amble
    walking at an easy unhurried pace; V: walk slowly and aimlessly
  152. ambrosia
    food of the gods
  153. nectar
    drink of the gods; sweet liquid collected by bees
  154. ambulatory
    able to walk
  155. ameliorate
  156. amenable
    obedient; compliant; readily managed; responsive; willing to be led; answerable or accountable legally; responsible; able to be tested by; Ex. amenable to sensible suggestions; Ex. He is very amenable; Ex. amenable to the usual tests
  157. amend
    correct; change ; generally for the better
  158. amenities
    convenient features that helps to make life pleasant; social courtesies
  159. amiable
    agreeable; lovable; warmly friendly
  160. amicable
    peaceful; politely friendly; not quarrelsome; Ex. amicable settlement
  161. amiss
    wrong; faulty; Ex. something amiss; ADV.
  162. amity
    friendship; peaceful relationship as between nations
  163. amnesia
    loss of memory
  164. amnesty
    pardon (allowed by government to political criminals)
  165. amoral
    nonmoral; having no understanding of right and wrong
  166. amorous
    moved by sexual love; loving; of sexual love; Ex. amorous advances
  167. amorphous
    formless; lacking shape or definition
  168. amphibian
    able to live both on land and in water; N.
  169. amphitheater
    oval building with tiers of seats; CF. arena
  170. ample
    enough; abundant; spacious; large in size; Ex. ample opportunity/garden; N. amplitude: quality of being ample; abundance; largeness of space
  171. amplify
    increase in size or effect; expand; broaden or clarify by expanding; intensify; make stronger; Ex. amplify one's remarks with a graph
  172. amputate
    cut off part of body; prune (a limb)
  173. amok(amuck)
    in a state of rage; Ex. run amok
  174. amulet
    charm; talisman; an object worn believed to protect against evil, bad luck
  175. anachronism
    an error involving time in a story; something or someone misplaced in time; ADJ. anachronistic
  176. analgesic
    causing insensitivity to pain; N.
  177. analgesia
    condition of being unable to feel pain
  178. analogous
    comparable; similar
  179. analogy
    similarity; parallelism; comparing two similar things
  180. anarchist
    person who seeks to overturn the established government; advocate of abolishing authority
  181. anarchy
    absence of governing body; state of disorder
  182. anathema
    solemn curse; someone or something regarded as a curse; V. anathematize
  183. ancestry
    family descent; ADJ. ancestral
  184. anchor
    secure or fasten firmly; be fixed in place; N. anchorage
  185. ancillary
    serving as an aid or accessory; auxiliary; N.
  186. anecdote
    short story of an amusing or interesting event
  187. anemia
    condition in which blood lacks red corpuscles; ADJ. anemic
  188. anesthetic
    substance that removes sensation with or without loss of consciousness; N. anesthesia
  189. anguish
    acute pain; extreme suffering
  190. angular
    sharp-cornered; having an angle; not rounded (body); bony; lean; gaunt; stiff in manner
  191. animadversion
    critical remark; V. animadvert: comment critically with disapproval
  192. animated
    lively; spirited
  193. animosity
    active enmity
  194. animus
    hostile feeling or intent; animosity; hostility; disposition
  195. annals
    records arranged in yearly parts; history
  196. anneal
    reduce brittleness and improve toughness by heating and cooling (metal or glass)
  197. annex
    attach; add to a large thing; take possession of; incorporate (territory) into a larger existing political unit (by force); N: building added to a large one
  198. annihilate
  199. annotate
    comment; make explanatory notes
  200. annuity
    yearly allowance
  201. annul
    make void
  202. elope
    run away secretly with the intention of getting married
  203. anodyne
    drug that relieves pain or trouble; ÁøÃ...ëÁ¦; opiate; ADJ. Ex. anodyne statement
  204. anoint
    consecrate; put oil on (in a religious ceremony)
  205. anomalous
    abnormal; irregular
  206. anomaly
  207. anonymity
    state of being nameless; anonymousness; ADJ. anonymous
  208. antagonism
    hostility; active opposition; V. antagonize: cause to become an enemy; N. antagonist: person who is opposed to another; opponent; adversary; principal character in oppostion to the protagonist
  209. antecede
  210. antecedents
    preceding events that influence what comes later; ancestors or early background
  211. antediluvian
    antiquated; extremely ancient
  212. anthem
    song of praise or patriotism; Ex. national anthem
  213. anthology
    book of literary selections by various authors; CF. omnibus
  214. anthropoid
    manlike; resembling a human being; N.
  215. anthropologist
    student of the history and science of humankind
  216. anthropomorphic
    having human form or characteristics
  217. anticlimax
    letdown in thought or emotion; something unexciting, ordinary, or disappointing coming after something important or exciting
  218. antidote
    remedy to counteract a poison or disease; Ex. antidote to the economic troubles
  219. antipathy
    aversion; dislike or opposition
  220. antiquated
    obsolete; old-fashioned; outdated
  221. antiseptic
    substance that prevents infection in a wound; ADJ.
  222. antithesis
    contrast; direct opposite of or to; ADJ. antithetic or antithetical
  223. anvil
    iron block used in hammering out metals
  224. apathy
    lack of caring; indifference; lack of concern or interest in important matters; Ex. He was sunk in apathy after his failure; ADJ. apathetic
  225. ape
    imitate or mimic (a person's behavior or manner)
  226. aperture
    opening; hole; adjustable opening in a camera that limits the amount of light
  227. apex
    tip; summit; climax; highest point
  228. aphasia
    loss of speech due to injury or illness
  229. aphorism
    pithy maxim or saying; ADJ. aphoristic
  230. apiary
    a place where bees are kept
  231. hive
    box for bees; V: cause to go in a hive
  232. apiculture
  233. apiarist
    person who keeps bees
  234. aplomb
    poise; composure in difficult situations; assurance; self-confidence
  235. poise
    good judgment with composure; balance; V: place in a carefully balanced position
  236. apocalyptic
    prophetic; pertaining to revelations especially of disaster; N. apocalypse
  237. apocryphal
    (of a story) widely believed but untrue
  238. apogee
    highest point; the point farthest from the earth; OP. perigee
  239. apolitical
    having an aversion or lack of concern for political affairs
  240. apologist
    one who writes in defense of a cause or institution; N. apologia
  241. apoplexy
    stroke; loss of consciousness caused by too much blood in the brain
  242. apostate
    one who abandons his religious faith or political beliefs; N. apostasy
  243. apothecary
    druggist; pharmacist
  244. apothegm(apophthegm)
    pithy, compact saying
  245. apotheosis
    elevation to godhood; an ideal example of something
  246. appall
    dismay; shock deeply
  247. apparition
    ghost; phantom
  248. appease
    pacify or soothe; Ex. appease a crying baby; N. appeasement
  249. appellation
    name; title
  250. append
  251. application
    diligent attention; diligence; V. apply oneself
  252. apposite
    appropriate; fitting
  253. appraise
    estimate value of; N. appraisal
  254. appreciate
    be thankful for; increase in worth; be thoroughly conscious of; ADJ. appreciable: enough to be felt; Ex. appreciable difference
  255. apprehend
    arrest (a criminal); dread; perceive; N. apprehension
  256. apprehensive
    fearful; discerning
  257. apprise
  258. approbation
  259. appropriate
    acquire; take possession of for one's own use without permission; set aside for a particular purpose; allocate; CF. misappropriate
  260. appurtenances
    subordinate possessions; something added to a more important thing
  261. apropos
    with reference to; regarding; Ex. remarks apropos (of) the present situation; ADJ. ADV.
  262. aptitude
    fitness; talent
  263. aquiline
    curved; hooked; of or like an eagle; Ex. aquiline nose
  264. arable
    fit for growing crops; Ex. arable land
  265. arbiter
    person with power to decide a matter in dispute; judge who is in a position ot make influential judgments; Ex. supreme arbiter of fashion in beachware
  266. arbitrary
    unreasonable or capricious; random; tyrannical; Ex. arbitrary ruler
  267. arbitrate
    act as judge (at the request of both sides)
  268. arboretum
    place where different trees and shrubs are studied and exhibited
  269. arboreal
    of or living in trees
  270. arcade
    a covered passageway usually lined with shops
  271. arcane
    esoteric; secret; mysterious; known only to the initiated; Ex. arcane ritual; Ex. arcane process closed to the uninitiated listener
  272. archaeology
    study of artifacts and relics of early mankind
  273. archaic
    antiquated; no longer used; belonging to the past; N.
  274. archetype
    prototype; primitive pattern
  275. arch-
    chief; first; Ex. archbishop
  276. archipelago
    group of closely located islands
  277. archives
    public records; place where public records are kept
  278. ardor
    heat; passion; zeal; ADJ. ardent
  279. arduous
    hard; strenuous; Ex. arduous work
  280. argot
    slang; speech spoken by only a small group of people
  281. aria
    operatic solo; a song sung by one person in an opera or oratorio
  282. arid
    (of land) dry; barren; unproductive
  283. aristocracy
    hereditary nobility; privileged class; government by nobility; N. aristocrat
  284. armada
    fleet of warships
  285. aromatic
    fragrant; having a sweet smell; N. aroma: strong pleasant smell
  286. arraign
    charge in court; indict
  287. array
    marshal; draw up in order; arrange in order; clothe splendidly; adorn; N: fine clothes; ordered group; Ex. in battle array
  288. arrears
    being in debt; money that should have been paid; work that should have been done
  289. arrhythmic
    lacking rhythm or regularity; N. arrhythmia
  290. arrogance
    pride; haughtiness; ADJ. arrogant: unpleasantly self-important (with a strong confidence in one's own importance and a lack of respect for other people)
  291. arroyo
    gully; narrow channel formed by rainwater
  292. artery
    blood-vessel; CF. vein
  293. articulate
    effective; distinct; expressing ideas clearly; having clear sounds; having joints; Ex. articulate speech; V: express thoughts and feeling clearly; pronounce clearly; unite by joints
  294. arsenal
    storage place for military equipment
  295. artifacts
    object made by human beings, either hand-made or mass-produced
  296. artifice
    deception; trickery
  297. artisan
    a manually skilled worker
  298. artless
    without guile; open and honest
  299. ascendancy
    controlling influence; position of controlling influence; CF. in the ascendant
  300. ascertain
    find out for certain; make certain
  301. ascetic
    practicing self-denial; avoiding physical pleasures and comforts; austere; Ex. ascetic life of Buddhist monks; N. asceticism
  302. ascribe
    refer; attribute; assign
  303. aseptic
    preventing infection; having a cleansing effect
  304. ashen
    ash-colored; deadly pale
  305. asinine
    stupid; Ex. asinine remarks
  306. askance
    with a sideways or indirect look (with disapproval or distruct); Ex. look askance at
  307. askew
    crookedly; slanted; at an angle
  308. asperity
    sharpness; roughness; severity (of temper or weather); Ex. asperities of a Russian winter
  309. aspersion
    slanderous remark; Ex. cast aspersions on
  310. aspirant
    seeker after position or status
  311. aspire
    seek to attain (position or status); long for; Ex. aspire to become president; Ex. aspire to/after the leadership
  312. assail
  313. assay
    analyze (to discover what materials are present); evaluate (soil or ore)
  314. assent
    agree; accept; N. assessment
  315. assert
    state strongly or positively; demand recognition of (rights, claims, etc.); make a claim to (by forceful action); Ex. assert one's independence
  316. assiduous
  317. assimilate
    absorb; take (food) into the body and digest it; understand (knowledge) completely and be able to use properly; cause to become homogeneous (the people of a country or race in the wasy of behaving or thinking)
  318. assuage
    mak less severe; ease or lessen (pain); satisfy (hunger); soothe (anger)
  319. assumption
    something taken for granted; the taking over or taking possession of; Ex. her assumption of power; V. assume
  320. regent
    a person who governs in place of a ruler who is ill, absent, or still a child; ADJ. Ex. the Prince regent
  321. assurance
    firm statement that something is certainly true; promise or pledge; certainty; confidence in one's own ability; self-confidence; Ex. In spite of all his assurances, he did not come back; Ex. assurance of his loyalty; Ex. The teacher lacked assurance in fron of his class; V. assure; tell firmly with confidence; ensure; make (something) certain to heappen; make (someone) feel sure; give confidence to; ADJ. assured: self-assured; confident in one's own ability; showing certainty
  322. asteroid
    small planet
  323. astigmatism
    eye defect which prevents proper focus; OP. stigmatism
  324. astral
    relating to the stars
  325. astringent
    binding; causing contraction (stopping bleeding); harsh or severe; stringent; Ex. astringent criticism
  326. astronomical
    enormously large or extensive
  327. astute
    wise; shrewd; keen; seeing quickly something that is to one's advantage
  328. asunder
    into parts; apart; V. sunder
  329. asylum
    place of refuge or shelter; protection (religious or political)
  330. asymmetric
    not identical on both sides of a dividing central line
  331. atavism
    resemblance to remote ancestors rather than to parents; reversion to an earlier type; throwback; ADJ. atavistic
  332. atheistic
    denying the existence of God; N. atheism
  333. atone
    make amends for; pay for; Ex. atone for
  334. atrocity
    brutal deed; ADJ. atrocious
  335. atrophy
    wasting away; V: weaken and lose flesh and muscle (through lack of blood or lack of use)
  336. attentive
    alert and watchful; listening carefully; paying attention; considerate; thoughtful; politely helpful; Ex. attentive audience; Ex. He was attentive to the old lady; N. attentions: act of courtesy and consideration
  337. attenuate
    make thin; weaken
  338. attest
    testify; bear witness
  339. attribute
    essential quality; V: ascribe; explain
  340. attrition
    rubbing away by friction; gradual decrease in numbers or strength; reduction in the work force without firing employees; wearing away of opposition by means of harassment; Ex. a war of attrition
  341. atypical
    not normal; not typical
  342. audacious
    daring; bold; N. audacity
  343. audit
    examination of accounts of a business; official examination; V.
  344. augment
    increase; add to
  345. augury
    omen; prophecy; sign of coming events; V. augur: predict; foretell; be a sign of (something in future)
  346. august
    impressive; majestic
  347. aureole
    sun's corona; halo; bright circle of light
  348. auroral
    pertaining to the aurora borealis; CF. aurora australis
  349. auspicious
    favoring success; giving signs of future success; Cf. auspices
  350. austere
    forbiddingly stern; ascetic; without comfort or enjoyment; severely simple and unornamented; Ex. a monk's austere life; Ex. austere grandeur of the cathedral; N. austerity
  351. authenticate
    prove genuine
  352. authoritarian
    subordinating the individual to the state; completely dominating another's will; Ex. authoritarian regime/father
  353. authoritative
    having the weight of authority; regarded as providing knowledge that can be trusted; reliable; peremptory and dictatorial; Ex. authoritative dictionary/manner; CF. definitive
  354. autocratic
    having absolute unchecked power; dictatorial; N. autocrat, autocracy
  355. automaton
    mechanism that imitates actions of humans; machine that works by itself
  356. autonomous
    self-governing; N. autonomy
  357. autopsy
    examination of a dead body; postmortem; V.
  358. auxiliary
    offering or providing help; additional or subsidiary; N: helper; assistant
  359. avalanche
    great mass of falling snow and ice
  360. avarice
    greediness for wealth
  361. avenge
    take vengence for something or on behalf of someone; Ex. They avenged his death by burning the village; Ex. He swore to avenge his brother; Ex. They avenged themselves on their enemy.
  362. aver
    state confidently; declare as true
  363. averse
    reluctant; disinclined; not liking or opposed; Ex. averse to cats/doing the house work
  364. aversion
    firm dislike
  365. avert
    prevent; avoid; turn away (eyes or thought); Ex. An accident was averted by his quick thinking; Ex. She averted her eyes from the terrible sight.
  366. aviary
    enclosure for birds; large cage
  367. avid
    greedy; extremely eager for; Ex. avid learner; N. avidity
  368. avocation
    secondary or minor occupation
  369. avow
    declare openly; N. avowal
  370. avuncular
    of or like an uncle
  371. awe
    solemn wonder; feeling of respect mixed with wonder and fear; V: fill with awe; ADJ. awesome
  372. awful
    terrible; very bad
  373. awl
    pointed tool used for piercing
  374. awry
    distorted; crooked; bent; Ex. Our plans have gone awry.
  375. axiom
    self-evident truth requiring no proof
  376. azure
    sky blue
  377. babble
    chatter idly or foolishly; make continuous sounds like water running gently over rounded stone; N.
  378. bacchanalian
  379. bacchanal
    noisy party with a lot of drinking
  380. Bacchanalia
    the ancient Roman festival in honor of Bacchus
  381. badger
    pester; annoy continually with demands; persuade by asking again and again; Ex. The children badgered me into taking them into the cinema; N: a kind of mountain animal
  382. badinage
    teasing conversation; banter; joking talk
  383. baffle
    frustrate; perplex
  384. bait
    harass; tease; torment; Ex. badger baiting; N: food or other lure used to catch fish or trap animals
  385. baleful
    evil; malignant in intent or effect; deadly; having a malign influence; portending evil; ominous; threatening; Ex. baleful look
  386. balk
    stop short, as if faced with an obstacle, and refuse to continue; foil; stop or get in the way of; frustrate
  387. ballast
    heavy substance used to add stability or weight; V. supply with ballast
  388. balm
    something that relieves pain; oily liquid with a pleasant smell from trees
  389. pang
    sudden sharp feeling of pain
  390. balmy
    soft and mild (of air); fragrant
  391. banal
    hackneyed; commonplace; trite; lacking originality; clich\'ed
  392. bandy
    discuss lightly or glibly; discuss in a frivolous manner; exchange (words) heatedly; quarrel; Ex. bandy words with
  393. bane
    posion; cause of ruin; ADJ. baneful: harmful; poisonous
  394. bantering
    joking talk; good-naturedly ridiculing; N.V. banter
  395. barb
    sharp projection from fishhook, arrow, or other object; openly cutting remark
  396. bard
  397. barefaced
    shameless and noticeable; blatant; bold; unconcealed; having no covering on the face; Ex. barefaced lie
  398. unregenerate
    making no attempt to change one's bad practices
  399. baroque
    highly ornate
  400. barrage
    barrier laid down by artillery fire; overwhelming profusion; large number of questions or statements; Ex. a barrage of criticism
  401. barrister
    counselor-at-law or lawyer in the higher court of law; CF. bar
  402. solicitor
    lawyer in the lower court of law
  403. barterer
    trader; V. barter: trade; exchange good for other goods rather than money
  404. bask
    luxuriate; take pleasure in warmth
  405. luxuriate
    take pleasure in great comfort
  406. bastion
    stronghold; something seen as a source of protection; Ex. the last bastion of male chauvinism
  407. bate
    let down; lessen the force of; moderate; restrain; Ex. with bated breath; CF. abate
  408. bauble
    trinket; cheap jewel; trifle
  409. bawdy
    indecent; obscene; about sex in a rude funny way; CF. bawd
  410. beatific
    giving or showing bliss; blissful
  411. bliss
    complete happiness; ADJ. blissful
  412. beatitude
    blessedness; state of great happiness
  413. mystic
    of hidden meaning and spiritual power; Ex. mystic ceremonies; N. CF. mysticism
  414. bedizen
    dress with vulgar finery
  415. finery
    beautiful clothes for a special occasion
  416. bedraggle
    wet thoroughly; ADJ. bedraggled: draggled
  417. beeline
    direct quick route
  418. befuddle
    confuse thoroughly
  419. fuddle
    make stupid or confused as with alcholic drink; N. in a fuddle: confused
  420. beget
    father; become the father of; produce; give rise to
  421. begrudge
    envy; give or allow unwillingly; grudge; Ex. We shouldn't begrudge him his success.
  422. grudge
    deep feeling of dislike; Ex. grudge fight; V.
  423. beguile
    deceive; mislead or delude; cheat; pass time pleasantly; charm or attract; Ex. beguiling smile
  424. behemoth
    huge creature; something of monstrous size or power
  425. beholden
    obligated; indebted; owing thanks; obliged or indebted from gratitude
  426. behoove(behove)
    be suited to; be incumbent upon; be right and necessary; Ex. It behooves one to do.
  427. belabor
    harp on; dwell on tediously; explain or go over excessively or to a ridiculous degree; assail verbally; beat severely; attack physically
  428. belated
  429. beleaguer
    besiege or attack (with an army); harass; beset
  430. belie
    contradict; give a false impression; disguise; Ex. The poor sales belied our high hopes; Ex. Her smile belies her true feeling of displeasure.
  431. belittle
    disparage; depreciate
  432. bellicose
  433. belligerent
  434. bemoan
    lament; moan for; express sorrow or disapproval of
  435. bemused
    confused; lost in thought; preoccupied
  436. benediction
  437. benefactor
    gift giver; patron; person who does good or who gives money for a good purpose
  438. beneficent
    kindly; doing good
  439. beneficial
    helpful; useful; advantageous
  440. beneficiary
    person entitled to benefits or proceeds of an insurance policy or will
  441. benefit
    advantage; anything that brings helpl, advantage, or profit; money provided by the government to the people; fund-raising public entertainment; Ex. unemployment benefit; V: receive benefits; be beneficial to; give benefits
  442. benevolent
    generous; charitable; having a wish to do good
  443. benign
    kindly; favorable; not malignant (disease); Ex. benign tumor
  444. benison
  445. bent
    determined; Ex. bent on advancing in the business; N: natural talent or inclination
  446. bequeath
    leave to someone by means of a will; hand down in his will; N. bequest
  447. berate
    scold strongly
  448. bereavement
    state of being deprived of something valuable or beloved; state of being bereaved or bereft
  449. bereaved
    deprived of (someone beloved through death)
  450. bereft
    deprived of (something valuable); lacking
  451. berserk
    mad with violent anger; frenzied; madly excited
  452. beseech
    beg; plead with
  453. beset
    harass or trouble from all directions; hem in
  454. hem
    surround tightly so that movement is impossible; Ex. hem in; N.
  455. besiege
    surround with armed forces; harass (with requests); annoy continually
  456. besmirch
    soil; defile; make dirty
  457. bestial
    beastlike; brutal; inhuman; very cruel
  458. bestow
  459. betoken
    signify; indicate; be a sign of
  460. token
    outward sign; Ex. a token of our gratitude
  461. betray
    be unfaithful; reveal (unconsciously or unwillingly); Ex. Her trembling hands betray her anxiety.
  462. betroth
    become engaged to marry
  463. bevy
    large group; Ex. a bevy of starlets
  464. bicameral
    two-chambered as a legislative body
  465. bicker
  466. biennial
    every two years
  467. bifurcated
    divided into two branches; forked
  468. bigotry
    stubborn intolerance
  469. bigot
    one who is intolerant (in matters of religion or politics)
  470. intolerant
    not willing to accept ways of thinking different from one's own; CF. tolerant; CF. tolerate
  471. bilious
    suffering from indigestion; sick from having too much bile; irritable; easily irritated
  472. bilk
    swindle; cheat
  473. billowing
    swelling out in waves; surging
  474. billow
    large wave of water; a great swell or surge (of smoke); V: surge, swell, roll in billows
  475. swell
    long wave of water that moves continuously without breaking; V.
  476. surge
    powerful movement of or like a wave; V.
  477. bivouac
    temporary encampment; camp without tents; V.
  478. bizarre
    fantastic; violently contrasting; noticeably odd; strikingly unconventional
  479. blanch
    bleach; whiten; make white or pale
  480. bland
    soothing or mild (food); agreeable; causing no trouble or offence
  481. blandishment
  482. blare
    loud or harsh roar or screech; dazzling blaze of light
  483. screech
    unpleasant high sharp sound; shriek; V.
  484. dazzle
    make blind with a sudden intense light; amaze; fill with wonder
  485. blas\'e
    bored with pleasure or dissipation; uninterested or bored
  486. blasphemy
    irreverence; sacrilege; cursing; bad language about God or holy things; V. blasphem; ADJ. blasphemous; CF. sacrilege
  487. blatant
    extremely (offensively) obvious; loudly offensive; Ex. blatant lie; N. blatancy
  488. bleak
    cold or cheerless; frigid; unlikely to be favorable; depressing
  489. blighted
    suffering from a disease; destroyed
  490. blight
    plant disease; V: infect with blight; ruin; destroy
  491. blithe(blithesome)
    gay; joyous
  492. bloated
    (unpleasantly) swollen or puffed as with water or air
  493. blowhard
    talkative boaster; braggart
  494. bludgeon
    club; heavy-headed weapon; V.
  495. bluff
    pretense (of strength); deception; high cliff; ADJ: rough but good-natured
  496. blunder
    error; stupid mistake
  497. blurt
    utter impulsively from nervousness or excitement
  498. bluster
    blow in heavy gusts; threaten emptily; bully; speak in a noisy or bullying manner; CF. breeze, gust, gale
  499. bully
    one who is habitually cruel to weaker people; V.
  500. bode
    foreshadow; portend
  501. bogus
    counterfeit; not authentic; intentionally false; Ex. bogus interview
  502. bohemian
    unconventional (in an artistic way)
  503. boisterous
    violent; rough; noisy
  504. bolster
    support; reinforce
  505. bolt
    door bar; fastening pin or screw; length of fabric; large roll of cloth; V: dash or dart off; fasten (a door); gobble down
  506. dart
    move or throw suddenly and quickly
  507. gobble
    eat very quickly
  508. bombardment
    attack (as with missiles or bombs); V. bombard
  509. bombastic
    pompous; using inflated language
  510. bombast
    grandiloquent, pompous speech
  511. boon
    blessing; benefit; something very helpful
  512. boorish
    rude; insensitive
  513. boor
    rude, insensitive person
  514. bouillon
    clear beef (or meat) soup
  515. bountiful
    generous; graciously generous; showing bounty
  516. gracious
    kind in a generous way (to someone less important)
  517. bourgeois
    middle class; selfishly materialistic; too interested in material possessions
  518. bovine
    cowlike; placid and dull; slow-thinking; calm
  519. bowdlerize
    expurgate; CF. Thomas Bowdler
  520. brackish
    somewhat saline
  521. braggadocio
  522. brag
  523. braggart
    boaster; bragger
  524. brandish
    wave around (a weapon); flourish
  525. bravado
    swagger; assumed air of defiance; false show of bravery
  526. swagger
    walk or behave with an over-confident manner
  527. brawn
    human muscle; muscular strength; sturdiness
  528. brawny
    muscular; having well-developed muscles
  529. sturdy
    strong and firm (in the body)
  530. brazen
    insolent; without shame; bold; Ex. brazen lie; V: face with bold self-assurance or with unshamed confidence
  531. brawl
    noisy quarrel
  532. breach
    breaking of contract or duty; fissure or gap; opening; V.
  533. breadth
    width; extent
  534. brevity
    conciseness; shortness of duration
  535. brindled
    tawny or grayish with streaks or spots (of animals)
  536. tawny
    brownish yellow
  537. bristling
    rising like bristles; showing irritation
  538. bristle
    short stiff hair; V: (hair or fur) stand up stiffly
  539. brittle
    hard but easily broken; difficult; unstable; Ex. brittle situation
  540. broach
    introduce as a subject; moot; open up
  541. brocade
    rich, figured(patterned) fabric
  542. brochure
  543. brooch
    ornamental clasp; pin
  544. clasp
    hold firmly within arms
  545. brook
    tolerate; endure; Ex. brook no interference; N: small stream
  546. browbeat
    bully; intimidate
  547. browse
    graze; feed on growing grass; skim or glance at casually
  548. graze
    (of an animal) feed on growing grass; cause (an animal) to feed on grass; scrape (esp. the skin) or touch lightly in passing; brush; Ex. We can't graze the cattle till summer; N: surface wound
  549. skim
    read or glance through quickly; touch lightly in passing; brush; remove from the surface of a liquid
  550. brunt
    main impact or shock (of an attack or blow); Ex. brunt of the argument
  551. brusque
    blunt; abrupt; curt; not wanting to waste time being nice
  552. buccaneer
  553. bucolic
    rustic; pastoral
  554. buffet
    strike forcefully; slap; batter; knock out; N: table with food set out for people to server themselves; meal at which people help themselves to food that's been set
  555. slap
    hit quickly with the flat part of the hand; N. CF. smack
  556. buffoonery
  557. buffoon
    stupid person; clown
  558. clown
    act stupidly; play the fool; N.
  559. bugaboo
    bugbear; object of baseless terror
  560. bullion
    gold and silver in the form of bars
  561. bulwark
    strong wall built for defense; earthwork or other strong defense; person who defends
  562. bungle
    mismanage; blunder; botch; blow; spoil by clumsy behavior
  563. botch
    mismanage; blow
  564. buoyant
    able to float; cheerful and optimistic; N. buoyancy; Ex. buoyancy of wood/water/American market
  565. bureaucracy
    overregulated administrative system marked by red tape; ADJ. bureaucratic
  566. burgeon
    grow rapidly; grow forth; send out buds; Ex. burgeoning computer industry; CF. bludgeon
  567. burlesque
    give an imitation that ridicules; imitate mockingly
  568. burnish
    make shiny by rubbing; polish
  569. buttress
    support; prop up; N. stationary structure to support wall; Ex. flying buttress
  570. prop
    support placed under or against something; V.
  571. buxom
    full-bosomed; plump; jolly
  572. plump
    pleasantly fat; nicely rounded
  573. cabal
    small group of persons secretly united to promote their own interests
  574. cache
    hiding place; V.
  575. cacophonous
    discordant; inharmonious; N. cacophony: unpleasant mixture of loud sounds
  576. cadaver
    corpse; dead human body
  577. cadaverous
    like a corpse; pale
  578. cadence
    rhythmic rise and fall (of words or sounds); beat; regular beat of sound; rhythm
  579. cajole
    persuade by praise or false promise; coax; wheedle
  580. coax
    persuade by flattery
  581. calamity
    disaster; misery
  582. calculated
    deliberately planned; likely
  583. caldron(cauldron)
    large kettle
  584. caliber
    ability; quality; diameter of the inside of a round cylinder; Ex. work of very high caliber
  585. calligraphy
    beautiful writing; excellent penmanship
  586. callous
    hardened; unfeeling; without sympathy for the sufferings of others; unkind
  587. callus
    area of thick hard skin
  588. callow
    youthful; immature; inexperienced
  589. calorific
    heat-producing; N. calorie
  590. calumny
    malicious misrepresentation; slander
  591. camaraderie
    good-fellowship; CF. comrade
  592. cameo
    shell or jewel carved in relief; star's special appearance in a minor role in a film
  593. canard
    unfounded false rumor; exaggerated false report
  594. candor
    frankness; open honesty; ADJ. candid
  595. canine
    related to dogs; doglike
  596. canker
    any ulcerous sore; ulcer; any evil; CF. cancer
  597. ulcer
    sore place appearing on the skin inside or outside the body; Ex. stomach ulcer; ADJ. ulcerous; V. ulcerate
  598. canny
    shrewd in money matters; thrifty
  599. cant
    insincere speech or expression of piety; jargon of thieves; special words used by a particular group of people
  600. cantankerous
    ill-humored; irritable
  601. cantata
    story set to music to be sung by a chorus (shorter than an oratorio)
  602. canter
    slow gallop; V. CF. trot
  603. canto
    division of a long poem
  604. canvass
    determine or seek opinions, votes, etc.; go through (a region) to solicit votes or orders; conduct a survey; N.
  605. capacious
  606. capacity
    mental or physical ability; role; position or duty; ability to accommodate; Ex. in my capacity as president
  607. capillary
    having a very fine bore; resembling a hair; fine and slender; Ex. capillary attraction; N: very fine hairlike tube; CF. capillarity
  608. capitulate
    surrender; give up all resistance
  609. caprice
    whim; sudden change of mind without any real cause
  610. capricious
    unpredictable; fickle
  611. caption
    title; chapter heading; text under illustration
  612. captious
    faultfinding; too critical
  613. carafe
    glass water bottle; decanter
  614. carapace
    shell covering the back (of a turtle, tortoise, crab, etc.)
  615. carat(karat)
    unit of weight for precious stones; measure of the purity of gold
  616. carcinogenic
    causing cancer; N. carcinogen
  617. cardinal
    chief; most important; N: priest; cardinal number: number that shows quantity rather thatn order
  618. cardiologist
    doctor specializing in ailments of the heart
  619. careen
    lurch; sway from side to side; move with irregular swinging movement; stagger
  620. career
    rush wildly; go at full speed
  621. sway
    swing from side to side; influence (someone) to change one's opinion; N.
  622. caricature
    distortion; burlesque
  623. carillon
    a set of bells (often in a tower) capable of being played
  624. carnage
    destruction of life; slaughter; killing of large numbers of people or animals
  625. carnal
    fleshly; sensual; concerning the desires of the body
  626. carnivorous
    meat-eating; N. carnivore; CF. herbivore
  627. carousal
    drunken revel; V. carouse
  628. carping
    petty criticism; fault-finding; fretful complaining; quibble
  629. carrion
    rotting flesh of a dead body; CF. vulture
  630. cartographer
  631. cascade
    small waterfall
  632. caste
    one of the hereditary classes in Hindu society; social stratification; prestige
  633. castigation
    punishment; severe criticism or disapproval
  634. casualty
    serious or fatal accident; person killed or wounded in an accident or battle
  635. casual
    happening by chance; irregular; occasional; informal; showing or feeling little interest; Ex. casual reader/labor/remark
  636. cataclysm
    deluge; upheaval; earthquake; violent and sudden event or change
  637. catalyst
    agent which brings about a chemical change while it remains unaffected and unchanged; CF. catalysis
  638. catapult
    slingshot; hurling machine; V: fire from catapult
  639. hurl
    throw forcefully; shout out violently
  640. cataract
    great waterfall; eye abnormality (causing a gradual loss of eyesight)
  641. catastrophe
    calamity ; disaster
  642. catcall
    shout of disapproval or displeasure (made at the theater or a sports match); boo; V.
  643. catechism
    book for religious instruction in question-and-answer form; religious instruction by question and answer; V. catechize
  644. categorical
    without exceptions; made without any doubt in mind; unqualified; absolute
  645. qualify
    reach a necessary standard; limit the meaning of something stated
  646. catharsis
    purging or cleansing of any passage of the body; purging and weakening of strong emotions as a result of experiencing a dramatic work of art
  647. cathartic
    purgative; medicine that causes the bowels to empty; ADJ.
  648. catholic
    (of likings and interests) universal; general; broad; including many different parts; wide-ranging liberal; Ex. catholic opinions/tastes
  649. caucus
    private meeting of a group of people in a political party to select officers or determine policy; CF. the Caucus club of Boston
  650. caulk(calk)
    make watertight (by blocking up cracks as in a ship)
  651. causal
    implying a cause-and-effect relationship; N. causality
  652. caustic
    burning; corrosive; able to burn by chemical action; sarcastically biting; (of remarks) intended to hurt; bitter; harmful; OP. harmless
  653. cauterize
    burn (a wound or snakebite, etc.) with hot iron or caustic substance to stop bleeding and prevent infection
  654. cavalcade
    procession of riders or horse-drawn carriages; parade; CF. cavalry
  655. cavalier
    casual and offhand; arrogant; N: knight
  656. cavil
    quibble; make frivolous objections; find fault unnecessarily
  657. cede
    yield (title or territory) to (esp. after losing a war); surrender formally; N. cession
  658. celerity
    speed; rapidity
  659. celestial
  660. hereafter
    life after death
  661. afterlife
    life after death; later part of one's life
  662. celibate
    abstaining from sexual intercourse; unmarried; N. celibacy
  663. censor
    (in ancient Rome) overseer of morals (also taking the census); person who eliminates inappropriate matter; V.
  664. censorious
    severely critical
  665. censure
    blame; criticize; express strong disapproval; N: severe criticism; strong disapproval
  666. centaur
    mythical figure, half man and half horse
  667. centigrade
    denoting a widely used temperature scale (basically same as Celsius)
  668. centrifugal
    radiating; departing from the center
  669. centrifuge
    machine that separates substances by whirling them
  670. centripetal
    tending toward the center
  671. centurion
    Roman army officer (commanding a company of about 100 soldiers)
  672. cerebral
    pertaining to the brain or intellect; intellectual rather than emotional; CF. cerebrum
  673. cerebration
    thought; working of the brain
  674. ceremonious
    marked by formality; extremely formal and polite; CF. ceremony: conventional social courtesy
  675. unceremonious
    not done politely without due formalities
  676. certitude
  677. cessation
  678. cession
    yielding to another; ceding
  679. chafe
    warm by rubbing; make sore by rubbing; N.
  680. chaff
    worthless products of an endeavor; husk(outer seed cover) separated from grain; Ex. separate the wheat from the chaff
  681. chaffing
    bantering; joking
  682. chagrin
    annoyance and disappointment; vexation (caused by humiliation or injured pride)
  683. chalice
    goblet; consecrated cup
  684. chameleon
    lizard that changes color in different situations
  685. champion
    support militantly; fight for; N: person who fights for or supports strongly (a principle, movement, person, etc.)
  686. championship
    position of champion; defense or support; competition held to determine a champion
  687. chaotic
    in utter disorder
  688. charisma
    divine gift; great popular charm or appeal; magnetism
  689. charlatan
    quack; pretender to knowledge (esp. in medicine)
  690. chary
    cautious; unwilling to take risks; sparing or restrained about giving; OP. bold
  691. chase
    ornament a metal surface by indenting; follow rapidly to catch
  692. chasm
    abyss; very deep crack
  693. chassis
    framework and working parts of an automobile; framework to which components are attached
  694. chaste
    morally pure; virginal; abstaining from illicit sexual acts; modest; simple (of a style of writing); not highly decorated; austere
  695. chasten
    discipline; punish in order to correct; CF. castigate
  696. chastise
    punish as by beating; criticize severely
  697. chauvinist
    blindly devoted patriot; zealous adherent of a group, cause, or sex; ADJ. chauvinistic; CF. chauvinism; Nicolas Chauvin
  698. check
    stop motion; curb or restrain
  699. checkered(chequered)
    marked by great changes in fortune; with many changes of fortuene; CF. checked: having a pattern of squares
  700. cherubic
    angelic; innocent-looking; N. cherub; CF. seraph: winged angel of the highest order
  701. chicanery
    trickery; deception
  702. chide
    scold; rebuke (someone who has done wrong)
  703. chimerical
    fantastically improbable; highly unrealistic; N. chimera: unreal fancy; fire-breathing female creature
  704. chisel
    swindle or cheat; N: wedgelike tool for cutting
  705. chip
    lose a small piece from the surface or edge; N: small piece broken off something; CF. French fry; Potato chip/crisp
  706. chivalrous
    courteous; faithful; brave; N. chivalry
  707. choleric
    hot-tempered; bad-tempered; irritable; easily angered; CF. cholera
  708. choreography
    art of representing dances in written symbols; arrangement of dances
  709. chore
    daily domestic task (such as cleaning, cooking, and shopping); unpleasant task
  710. chortle
    chuckle with delight; N.
  711. chuckle
    laugh quietly
  712. chronic
    long established as a disease
  713. chronicle
    report; record (in chronological order)
  714. churlish
    boorish; rude; N. churl: boor; yahoo
  715. ciliated
    having minute hairs; CF. cilium; CF. cilia: eyelash
  716. cipher
    nonentity; worthless person or thing; zero; secret code; V.
  717. circlet
    small ring; band of gold, silver, jewel, etc. (worn on the head, arms, or neck as decoration)
  718. circuitous
  719. circuit
    closed circular line around an area; circumference; regularly repeated journey from place to place
  720. circumlocution
    indirect or roundabout expression (by using an uncecessarily large number of words esp. when trying to avoid answering a difficult question directly)
  721. circumscribe
    limit; confine; draw a line around
  722. circumspect
    prudent; cautious; acting after careful thought
  723. circumvent
    outwit; defeat by behaving more cleverly; outsmart; baffle; avoid; get around
  724. cistern
    reservoir or water tank
  725. citadel
  726. cite
    quote; commend; Ex. cited for bravery in an official record
  727. civil
    having to do with citizens; not military or religious; courteous and polite; Ex. married in a civil ceremony; Ex. civil strife/disorder/law; N. civility; CF. civic
  728. clairvoyant
    having foresight; fortuneteller; N. clairvoyance
  729. hindsight
    understanding the nature of an event after it has actually happened
  730. clamber
    climb by crawling with difficulties; scramble
  731. clamor
    loud continous noise; continuous demand or complaint made by a large number of people; V: make a clamor; express (a demand) continually and loudly; ADJ. clamorous
  732. clandestine
  733. chaperon
    older person who accompanies and supervises a young unmarried woman
  734. clangor
    loud resounding noise; sound of repeated clanging
  735. clapper
    striker (tongue) of a bell
  736. clap
    strike the palms of the hands together with a sudden explosive sound; come together suddenly with a sharp sound; put or send promptly; Ex. clap the thief in jail; N: clapping; loud or explosive sound; CF. applause
  737. clarion
    shrill, trumpetlike sound; kind of trumpet used in former times
  738. claustrophobia
    fear of being locked in
  739. clavicle
  740. scrimmage
    disorderly fight between two or more people
  741. cleave
    split or sever; cling to; remain faithful to; N. cleavage; ADJ. cloven
  742. cleft
    N: split
  743. clemency
    disposition to be lenient in deciding punishments; mildness as of the weather; ADJ. clement
  744. clich\'e
    phrase dulled in meaning by repetition; platitude; ADJ. clich\'ed
  745. bromide
    platitude; chemical compound used to calm excitement
  746. clientele
    body of customers
  747. climactic
    relating to the highest point; N. climax; CF. climatic
  748. clime
  749. clique
    small exclusive group of people
  750. cloister
    monastery or convent
  751. clout
    great influence (especially political or social); hard blow with fist
  752. cloying
    distasteful (because excessive); excessively sweet or sentimental; V. cloy: become unpleasant through too much sweetness or excess
  753. coagulate
    congeal; thicken; clot; N. coagulant
  754. clot
    half-solid lump formed from a liquid (or blood); V.
  755. pudding
    hot sweet dish
  756. coalesce
    combine; fuse; N. coalescence
  757. coalition
    partnership; league; union of separate political parties
  758. coda
    concluding section of a musical or literary composition
  759. coddle
    treat gently; indulge excessively; pamper; mollycoddle; baby; cook in water just below boiling point; Ex. coddled eggs
  760. codicil
    supplement to the body of a will; later addition to a will
  761. codify
    arrange (laws or rules) as a code; classify; N. code: system of words used instead of ordinary writing; collection of laws, rules, established social customs
  762. coercion
    use of force to get someone to object; compelling; V. coerce
  763. coeval
    living at the same time as; existing during the same period of time; contemporary; of the same age
  764. cog
    tooth projecting from a wheel
  765. cogent
  766. cogitate
    think over; ponder
  767. cognate
    having a common origin; related linguistically; allied by blood; similar or akin in nature; Ex. cognate languages; N.
  768. cognitive
    having to do with knowing or perceiving related to the mental processes; N. cognition: the mental process of knowing
  769. cognizance
    knowledge; ADJ. cognizant; having knowledge; aware
  770. cohabit
    live together
  771. cohere
    stick together
  772. cohesion
    tendency to keep together
  773. cohorts
    group of people who share some common quality; armed band; a group of between 300 and 600 soldiers under one commander (in the ancient Rome)
  774. coiffure
  775. coin
    make coins; invent or fabricate (a word or phrase); N. coinage: word or phrase recently invented
  776. coincidence
    the chance occurrence, at the same time, of two or more seemingly connected events; V. coincide: happen at the same time; be in agreement; CF. coincident; CF. coincidental
  777. colander
    utensil with perforated bottom used for straining
  778. collaborate
    work together; cooperate treasonably with the enemy
  779. collage
    work of art put together from fragments
  780. scrap
    small bit or fragment; discarded waste material; fight; Ex. a scrap of paper/cloth; V: break into parts for disposal; discard as worthless; fight; quarrel
  781. scraps
    leftover food
  782. scrappy
  783. collate
    examine and compare in order to verify authenticity; arrange in order (the sheets of a book before they are bound)
  784. collateral
    security given for loan; ADJ: secondary; descended from the same person but through different sons or daughters
  785. collation
    a light meal; collating
  786. colloquial
    pertaining to conversational or common speech; informal; N. colloquialism: colloquial expression
  787. colloquy
    informal discussion; conversation
  788. collusion
    conspiring in a fraudulent scheme to cheat or deceive others; V. collude
  789. colossal
  790. colossus
    gigantic statue; person or thing of great size or importance
  791. comatose
    in a coma; extremely sleepy
  792. coma
    deep prolonged unconsciousness caused by disease, poison, or a severe blow
  793. combustible
    easily burned; N. CF. combustion
  794. comely
    attractive; agreeable; having a pleasing appearance
  795. homely
    not good-looking; unattractive
  796. comestible
    something fit to be eaten
  797. comeuppance
    deserts; well-deserved punishment or misfortune; rebuke
  798. deserts
    what someone deserves
  799. comity
    courtesy; civility; Ex. comity of nations
  800. commandeer
    take (private property) for military use without needing permission or giving payment; draft for military purposes
  801. draft
    first rough form; conscription; draught; V: make a draft of; conscript
  802. draught
    current of air (through a room or to a fire); act of pulling roads; act of swallowing liquid or amount of liquid swallowed at a time
  803. commemorative
    remembering; honoring the memory of; Ex. commemorative stamp
  804. commemorate
    honor the memory of; serve as a memorial to; Ex. commemorate the 100th anniversary/those who died in the war
  805. commensurate
    equal in extent; of the same size
  806. commiserate
    feel or express pity or sympathy for
  807. commodious
    spacious and comfortable
  808. communal
    held in common; public; of a group of people; of a commune
  809. commune
    small (often rural) community whose members share work and income; V: exchange thoughts or feelings; Ex. commune with nature
  810. compact
    agreement; contract; ADJ: tightly packed; firm; brief; concise; Ex. compact statement
  811. compatible
    harmonious; in harmony with; able to exist together
  812. compelling
    overpowering; irresistible in effect; holding one's attention; that compels one to do something; Ex. a compelling adventure story; V. compel
  813. compulsion
    compelling; strong desire that is difficult to control; irresistible impulse
  814. compulsory
    obligatory; that must be done
  815. compulsive
    resulting from compulsion
  816. compendium
    brief, comprehensive summary; ADJ. compendious
  817. compensatory
    making up for; repaying
  818. compilation
    listing of information in tabular or book form; compiling
  819. compile
    assemble; gather; accumulate; make (a report or a book) from facts and information found in various places; Ex. compile a dictionary
  820. complacency
    self-satisfaction; smugness; ADJ. complacent
  821. smug
    self-satisfied; complacent
  822. complaisant
    trying to please; obliging; willing to please others
  823. complement
    complete; consummate; make perfect; N.
  824. complementary
    serving to complete something
  825. compliance
    conformity in fulfilling requirements; readiness to yield; disposition to yield to others; V. comply
  826. compliant
    readily acting in accordance with a rule, order, or the wishes or others; yielding; comforming to requirements
  827. complicity
    participation; involvement (in a questionable act or a crime)
  828. component
    element; ingredient
  829. comport
    bear one's self; behave; Ex. comport oneself; N. comportment
  830. deport
    send out of the country; behave; N. deportation, deportment
  831. bearing
    deportment; connection
  832. composure
    mental calmness
  833. compound
    combine; produce by combining; increase; make worse by adding to or increasing; exacerbate; Ex. compound an error; ADJ: consisting of two or more parts; N: combination of two or more parts; area enclosed by a wall containing a group of buildings; Ex. factory compound; CF. complex
  834. comprehensive
    broad; including a lot or everything; thorough; inclusive
  835. compress
    force into less space; squeeze; contract; put into fewer words; N: thick mass of cloth pressed to part of the body to stop bleeding or swelling, reduce fever, etc.
  836. comprise
    include; consist of
  837. compromise
    adjust or settle by making mutual concessions; endanger the interests or reputation of; put into danger, disrepute, or a dishonorable position; Ex. compromise one's principle; N.
  838. compunction
    remorse; strong uneasiness caused by guilt
  839. compute
    reckon; calculate
  840. reckon
    count; calculate; regard as; think; suppose
  841. concatenate
    link as in a chain
  842. concave
    hollow; curved inwards; OP. convex
  843. concede
    admit; acknowledge as being true (often reluctantly); yield; grant; Ex. concede a goal
  844. conceit
    vanity or self-love; too high opinion of one's own value; extravagant metaphor (in poetry)
  845. vain
    full of self-admiration; conceited; without result; unsuccessful; N. vanity
  846. concentric
    having a common center
  847. conception
    beginning; forming of an idea; fertilization; V. conceive: form an idea in the mind; devise; become pregnant; CF. inception
  848. concerted
    mutually agreed on; done together by agreement; Ex. concerted effort; CF. in concert: working together
  849. concession
    an act of yielding; conceding; something conceded; point, right, etc. given unwillingly; privilege of maintaining a business in a certain place; Ex. oil concessions in the North sea; CF. concessionaire
  850. conciliatory
    reconciling; soothing; V. conciliate: reconcile; soothe; win the friendly feelings (by removing anger)
  851. concise
    brief and compact
  852. conclave
    private secret meeting
  853. conclusive
    decisive; ending all debate
  854. concoct
    prepare by mixing or combining; make up in concert; devise (something false) so as to deceive; Ex. concoct an elaborate excuse for being late; N. concoction
  855. concomitant
    that which accompanies; Ex. Deafnes is a frequent concommitant of old age; ADJ: existing or happening together with something else
  856. concord
    harmony; accord
  857. concordat
    formal agreement
  858. concur
    agree; coincide; happen at the same time
  859. concurrent
    happening at the same time; in agreement
  860. condescend
    (derog.) bestow courtesies with a superior air; descend to the level of one considered inferior
  861. condign
    adequate; (of punishment) severe and well deserved
  862. condiments
    seasonings; spices
  863. condole
    express condolences; N. condolence: sympathy for someone who has experienced great sorrow
  864. condone
    overlook; forgive; give tacit approval; excuse
  865. conducive
    helpful; contributive; V. conduce; Ex. conduce to/towards
  866. conduit
    aqueduct; passageway for fluids
  867. confidant(confidante)
    trusted friend (to whom one tells one's secret)
  868. confide
    tell in confidence (to a person one trusts); be confident about
  869. confidence
    self-assurance; calm unworried feeling based on a strong belief in one's abilities; strong belief in the ability of a person or plan; trust or faith in a person or thing; something confided; secret; Ex. confidence in your ability; Ex. I'm telling you this in confidence; Ex. exchange confidences about their boyfriends; ADJ. confident
  870. confidential
    spoken or written in secret; trusted with private matters; Ex. confidential secretary
  871. confine
    shut in an enclosed space; restrict; keep within limits; N. confinement
  872. confiscate
    seize; take possession of (private property) by official order (usu. as a punishment); commandeer
  873. conflagration
    great fire
  874. confluence
    flowing together; the place where two rivers flow together; crowd; gathering together
  875. conformity
    harmony; agreement with established rules or customs; similarity; Ex. behave in conformity with; V. conform: be similar; act in agreement; comply; Ex. conform to the rule; CF. conformance
  876. confound
    confuse; puzzle
  877. congeal
    freeze; coagulate
  878. congenial
    pleasant; friendly; in agreement with one's tastes and nature; Ex. congenial weather
  879. congenital
    existing at birth
  880. conglomeration
    mass of material sticking together
  881. conglomerate
    corporation made up of several different companies in diversified fields; mass of various material gathered together; rock consisting of small stones held together by clay; V.
  882. congruence
    correspondence of parts; harmonious relationship; CF. congruity
  883. congruent
    in agreement; harmonious; corresponding; coinciding exactly; CF. congruous
  884. conifer
    pine tree (usu. evergreen); cone-bearing tree; ADJ. coniferous; CF. deciduous; CF. evergreen
  885. conjecture
    surmise; guess; V.
  886. conjugal
    pertaining to marriage
  887. conjure
    cause to appear by magic; summon (a devil or a spirit) by magical power; practice magic (esp. by very quick movement of the hands); evoke; conjure up: bring into the mind; Ex. The magician conjured a rabbit out of his hat.
  888. connivance
    pretense of ignorance of something wrong; assistance; permission to offend; V. connive: feign ignorance (of a wrong); cooperate secretly in an illegal action; conspire
  889. connoisseur
    person competent to act as a judge of art, etc. (whose judgments are respected); a lover of an art
  890. connotation
    suggested or implied meaning of an expression; V. connote
  891. connubial
    pertaining to marriage or the matrimonial state
  892. matrimony
    state of being married
  893. patrimony
    property inherited from a father
  894. consanguinity
    kinship; relationship by birth
  895. consanguineous(consanguine)
    having a common ancestor
  896. conscientious
    scrupulous; through and careful; Ex. conscientious worker
  897. conscript
    draftee; person forced into military service; V.
  898. consecrate
    dedicate; sanctify; declare as sacred; Ex. consecrate one's life to helping the poor
  899. consensus
    general agreement; opinion reached by a group
  900. consequential
    self-important; significant; consequent; following as a result; Ex. consequential air; CF. subsequent
  901. conservatory(conservatoire)
    school of the fine arts (especially music or drama); glass-enclosed area; CF. conservancy
  902. consign
    send to a person or place for sale; deliver officially; entrust; put into the care of another; set apart (for a special purpose); N. consignment; CF. consignor, consignee
  903. consistency
    absence of contradictions; uniformity; degree of thickness or firmness; Ex. consistency of thick cream; CF. viscous
  904. console
    lessen sadness or disappointment; give comfort; allay the sorrow of; N. consolation
  905. consolidation
    unification; process of becoming firmer or stronger; V. consolidate: merge; strengthen
  906. consonance
    harmony; agreement
  907. consonant
    harmonious; in agreement; N.
  908. consort
    associate with; keep company; N: husband or wife (or a ruler)
  909. conspiracy
    treacherous plot; secret plan against the law (by two or more people)
  910. conspire
    take part in a conspiracy; (of events) work together; combine; Ex. Events conspired to produce great difficulties.
  911. consternation
    great shock; dismay
  912. constituent
    supporter; voter; member of a constituency; component
  913. constituency
    voters represented by an elected official; district so represented; group of supporters (or constituents)
  914. constitution
    constituting; system of laws; composition of something; physical makeup or structure of a person; Ex. men with strong constitutions
  915. constraint
    restraint; compulsion; repression of feelings; reticence; V. constrain: hold back; restrain; compel; oblige; confine forcibly; imprison
  916. construe
    explain; interpret; Ex. construe her silence as meaning that she agreed; CF. misconstrue
  917. consummate
    complete; V.
  918. contagion
    infection (by contact); ADJ. contagious; CF. infectious: that can be passed by infection in the air
  919. drastic
    strong; violent and severe; Ex. drastic changes/measures
  920. contaminate
  921. contempt
    scorn; disdain; ADJ. contemptuous; CF. contemptible
  922. contend
    struggle; compete; assert earnestly; state strongly
  923. contention
    assertion; claim; thesis; struggling; competition
  924. thesis
    opinion put forward and supported by reasoned arguments
  925. boost
    lift by pushing up from below; increase; raise; N: push upward; increase
  926. contentious
    quarrelsome; controversial; likely to cause arguments
  927. contest
    dispute; argue about the rightness of; compete for; try to win; Ex. contest the election results; Ex. contest a seat in Parliament; N.
  928. context
    writings preceding and following the passage quoted; circumstance in which an event occurs
  929. contiguous
    adjacent to; touching upon
  930. continence
    self-restraint; sexual chastity; sexual abstinence; voluntary control over bladder and bowel functions; ADJ. continent
  931. contingent
    dependent on something uncertain or in the future; conditional; happening by chance; accidental; N: a group of soldiers, ships to a larger force; CF. contingency: future event that may or may not occur; possibility; Ex. prepare for every contingency
  932. contortions
    twistings; distortions; V. contort: twist violently out of shape; CF. contortionist
  933. contraband
    illegal trade; smuggling; smuggled goods; ADJ.
  934. contravene
    contradict; oppose; violate (a rule, law, or custom); N. contravention
  935. contrite
    penitent; repentant; N. contrition
  936. contrived
    unnatural and forced; artificial; not spontaneous; Ex. The ending was rather contrived.
  937. contrive
    invent or fabricate in a clever way (by improvisation); manage; Ex. contrive to attract his attention
  938. contrivance
    something contrived; machine or apparatus; clever deceitful plan; scheme
  939. controvert
    oppose with arguments; attempt to refute; contradict; ADJ. controversial; N. controversy
  940. contumacious
    stubborn and disobedient; resisting authority (esp. disobedient to an order made by a court)
  941. contusion
  942. bruise
    injure without breaking the skin; N.
  943. conundrum
    riddle; difficult problem
  944. convene
    come together; assemble; call to meet; Ex. convene the council
  945. convention
    social or moral custom; established practice; formal meeting; international agreement
  946. conventional
    ordinary; typical; not nuclear; Ex. conventional weapons
  947. converge
    approach; tend to meet; come together
  948. conversant
    familiar with; having knowledge of
  949. converse
    opposite; ADJ.
  950. convert
    one who has adopted a different religion or opinion; V: change into another form; (persuade to) adopt a particular religion or belief
  951. convex
    curving outward
  952. conveyance
    vehicle; transfer; act of conveying; Ex. public conveyance
  953. conviction
    judgment that someone is guilty of a crime; strongly held belief
  954. convivial
    pleasantly merry; festive; joyous; gay; characterized by joviality; jovial
  955. convoke
    call together; Ex. convoke Parliament; N. convocation
  956. convoluted
    coiled around; twisted; involved; complicated; intricate; complex; N. convolution: twist; one of the convex folds of the surface of the brain
  957. convulsion
    violent uncontrollable shaking movement (caused by illness); V. convulse; ADJ. convulsive
  958. copious
  959. coquette
    flirt; flirtatious woman; woman who tries to attract the admiration of men without sincere feelings; V.
  960. flirt
    behave in a way that attracts (sexual) attention; deal triflingly with; N: one (or woman) given to flirting; ADJ. flirtatious
  961. cordial
    warmly friendly; gracious; heartfelt; Ex. cordial welcome
  962. cordon
    extended line of men or fortifications to prevent access or egress; (¾î±ú¿¡¼­ °Üµå¶û ¹ØÀ¸·Î °ÉÄ¡´Â) Àå½Ä ¸®º»; V.
  963. cornice
    projecting molding on building (usually above columns or pillars); ó¸¶ Àå½Ä
  964. cornucopia
    horn (or horn-shaped container) overflowing with fruit and grain; symbol of abundance; horn of plenty
  965. corollary
    natural consequence (which naturally follows from something else)
  966. corporeal
    bodily (rather than spiritual); of a bodily form; material; tangible
  967. corpulent
    very fat; N. corpulence
  968. corpus
    collection (of writings or information); Ex. the corpus of Shakespear's works; Cf. corpse
  969. corpuscle
    red or white cell in the blood
  970. correlation
    mutual relationship
  971. correlate
    either of the correlated things; V.
  972. corroborate
    confirm; support; strengthen
  973. corrode
    destroy or wear away gradually by chemical action (over a long period)
  974. corrosive
    eating away by chemicals or disease; (of language) fierce
  975. corrugated
    wrinkled; ridged
  976. wrinkle
    small ridge on a smooth surface (face or cloth); V.
  977. crinkle
  978. cosmic
    pertaining to the universe; vast
  979. coterie
    group that meets socially; select circle; close group of people with shared interests
  980. countenance
    approve; support; tolerate; Ex. countenance his rude behavior; N: face; appearance
  981. countermand
    cancel; revoke (an order)
  982. counterpart
    thing that completes another; things very much alike; thing that has the same purpose in a different system
  983. coup
    highly successful action or sudden attack; coup(s) d'\'etat; CF. coup de gr\^ace: deathblow or shot which kills
  984. couple
    join; unite; OP. uncouple
  985. courier
  986. covenant
    binding agreement between two groups or people; compact; V: enter into a covenant; promise
  987. bargain
    agreement between two groups or people; something for sale at a price advantageous to the buyer; V: negotiate; trade; Ex. bargaining power
  988. covert
    secret; hidden; implied; OP. overt
  989. covetous
    avaricious; desirous of (someone else's possessions); V. covet: desire eagerly (someone else's possessions)
  990. cow
    terrorize; intimidate
  991. cower
    shrink quivering as from fear; cringe
  992. coy
    shy (flirtatiously); showing a (pretended) lack of self-confidence; modest; coquettish; CF. job offer¸¦ ¹Þ¾Ã'À» ¶§
  993. cozen
    cheat; hoodwink; swindle
  994. crabbed
    sour; bad-tempered; peevish; difficult to read as handwriting
  995. peevish
    bad-tempered; irritable; V. peeve: make angry
  996. crass
    very unrefined; grossly insensible; crude and undiscriminating; Ex. crass behavior
  997. craven
  998. credence
  999. credo
  1000. credulity
    belief on slight evidence; gullibility; naivet\'e; ADJ. credulous
  1001. creed
    system of religious or ethical belief
  1002. crescendo
    increase in the volume or intensity as in a musical passage; climax; CF. crescent
  1003. far-fetched
    too improbable to be believed; implausible; Ex. far-fetched story
  1004. overture
    musical introduction to a long musical piece; first offer or proposal (to begin talks in the hope of reaching an agreement); Ex. overtures for peace
  1005. crestfallen
    dejected; dispirited
  1006. crest
    top (as of a hill or wave); showy feathers on the head of a bird
  1007. crevice
    crack; fissure
  1008. cringe
    shrink back as if in fear; cower
  1009. criteria
    standards used in judging; CF. criterion
  1010. crone
    hag; ugly old woman
  1011. crotchety
    (of someone old) eccentric; odd; whimsical; bad-tempered; N. crotchet: odd or whimsical notion
  1012. crux
    essential or main point; Ex. the crux of the problem; ADJ. crucial: of deciding importance
  1013. crypt
    secret recess or vault usually used for burial; underground room (under a church)
  1014. cryptic
    mysterious; hidden; secret
  1015. cubicle
    small chamber used for sleeping or work
  1016. compartment
    one of the parts into which an enclosed space is divided
  1017. cuisine
    style of cooking; Ex. French cuisine
  1018. culinary
    relating to cooking or kitchen
  1019. cull
    pick out from others (to kill the weakest members); reject; select; collect (information); N.
  1020. culmination
    highest point; climax; V. culminate in: reach the highest point in; end in; Ex. a series of minor clashes culminating in war
  1021. culpable
    deserving blame; blameworthy
  1022. culprit
    one guilty of a crime
  1023. culvert
    artificial channel for water; drain crossing under a road
  1024. cumbersome
    heavy and awkward to carry or wear; burdensome; Ex. cumbersome parcel/uniform
  1025. cumulative
    growing by addition; accumulative
  1026. cupidity
    greed (for wealth); CF. cupid; CF. Cupid
  1027. curator
    superintendent; manager (in charge of a museum or a library)
  1028. curmudgeon
    churlish, miserly individual; bad-tempered old person
  1029. cursive
    (of writing) flowing; running; having the successive letters joined
  1030. cursory
    casual; hastily done with little attention to detail
  1031. curtail
    shorten; reduce
  1032. cynical
    skeptical or distrustful of human motives; N. cynicism; CF. cynic: person who believes all people are motivated by selfishness
  1033. cynosure
    object of general attention; person or thing that is a center of attention; CF. Ursa Minor
  1034. dabble
    work at in a nonserious fashion; splash around; move noisily in a liquid
  1035. dais
    raised platform for speakers or other important people
  1036. dally
    trifle with; toy with; treat without the necessary seriousness; procrastinate; waste time
  1037. dank
    damp; unpleasantly wet
  1038. dapper
    neat and trim (in appearance); (of small men) neat in appearance and quick in movements; neat; spry
  1039. dappled
  1040. daub
    smear (as with paint); cover with something sticky; Ex. daub one's clothes with mud/paint; N: small bit of sticky substance; Ex. a daub of paint
  1041. smear
    spread or cover with a sticky substance; N: mark made by smearing
  1042. smudge
    dirty mark with unclear edges made by rubbing; V.
  1043. daunt
    intimidate; frighten; discourage; dishearten
  1044. dauntless
    bold; fearless
  1045. dawdle
    loiter; hang around; waste time doing nothing
  1046. deadlock
    standstill resulting from the opposition of two unrelenting forces; stalemate
  1047. standstill
    condition of no movement or activity; stop
  1048. deadpan
    wooden; impassive; with no show of feeling; with an expressionless face
  1049. dearth
  1050. d\'eb\^acle
    sudden disastrous downfall or defeat; complete disaster
  1051. debase
    degrade; reduce in quality or value; degenerate; lower in esteem; disgrace; N. debasement
  1052. kneel
    go down on one's knee(s)
  1053. debauch
    corrupt morally; seduce from virtue; N. debauchery: wild behavior (with sex and alcohol)
  1054. seduce
    lead away from proper conduct; entice; ADJ. seductive
  1055. debilitate
    weaken (esp. through heat, hunger, illness); enfeeble
  1056. bout
    match; short period of great activity; Ex. wrestling bout; bout of drinking/flu
  1057. debonair
    (of men) friendly, charming, and fashionably dressed; aiming to please; CF. of good disposition
  1058. d\'ebris
    rubble; wreckage; scattered remains of something broken or destroyed
  1059. debunk
    expose as false, exaggerated, worthless, etc.; ridicule
  1060. debutante
    young woman making formal entrance into society
  1061. debut
    d\'ebut; first public appearance; formal presentation of a young woman to society
  1062. decadence
    decay; fall to a lower level (of morality, civilization, or art); ADJ. decadent
  1063. decant
    pour off gently (wine or liquid)
  1064. decapitate
  1065. decelerate
    slow down
  1066. deciduous
    falling off at a specific season or stage of growth as of leaves; Ex. deciduous tree/teeth
  1067. decimate
    kill (usually one out of ten or every tenth man); destroy or kill a large part of
  1068. decipher
    decode; CF. indecipherable
  1069. declivity
    downward slope
  1070. d\'ecollet\'e
    (of a dress) having a low-cut neckline; CF. d\'ecolletage: low neckline (on a dress)
  1071. decree
    authoritative order; edict; judgment of a court of law; V: order or judge by decree
  1072. decomposition
    decay; V. decompose: decay; break and separate into simple parts
  1073. decorum
    propriety; orderliness and good taste in manners; appropriateness of behavior or conduct
  1074. decorous
    proper (in behavior, conduct, or appearance)
  1075. decoy
    lure or bait; V.
  1076. decrepitude
    state of collapse or weakness caused by illness or old age
  1077. decrepit
    weak and in bad condition from old age or hard use; Ex. decrepit old chair/man
  1078. decry
    express strong disapproval of; condemn openly (something dangerous to the public); disparage; Ex. decry the violence of modern films
  1079. deducible
    derived by reasoning; V. deduce: infer; derive by reasoning
  1080. deface
    mar; disfigure
  1081. mar
    spoil the appearance of
  1082. defame
    harm someone's reputation; malign; speak evil of; slander; N. defamation; ADJ. defamatory
  1083. default
    failure to act; failure to perform a task or be present; V.
  1084. defeatist
    resigned to defeat or failure; accepting defeat or failure as a natural outcome; N. CF. defeatism
  1085. defection
  1086. defect
    shortcoming; V: desert (in order to join the opposite one)
  1087. defer
    give in respectfully; submit; delay till later; exempt temporarily; N. deferment; CF. show respect, comply with, courteous
  1088. deference
    courteous regard for another's wish; courteous yielding to another's wish or opinion (showing respect); ADJ. deferential; OP. effrontery
  1089. defiance
    refusal to yield; resistance; V. defy; ADJ. defiant
  1090. defile
    pollute; make filthy or dirty; corrupt morally; profane; desecrate; N: narrow passage or gorge through mountains
  1091. definitive
    most reliable; authorative and complete; that cannot be improved; conclusive; decisive; definite; Ex. definitive decision by the supreme court
  1092. deflect
    turn aside; turn away from a straight course
  1093. defoliate
    destroy leaves; deprive of leaves (by the use of chemicals); N. defoliant
  1094. defray
    provide for the payment of; undertake the payment of; pay
  1095. defrock
    strip a priest or minister of church authority; unfrock
  1096. frock
    long loose garment (worn by monks)
  1097. deft
    neat; skillful
  1098. defunct
    dead; no longer in use or existence
  1099. degenerate
    become worse in quality; deteriorate; ADJ: having become worse; Ex. a degenerate species; N: depraved or corrupt person
  1100. degradation
    humiliation; debasement; degeneration; V. degrade: debase; disgrace; degenerate; reduce (something) in worth; demote (someone); reduce in rank
  1101. dishonor
    disgrace; N. ADJ. dishonorable
  1102. dehydrate
    remove water from; dry out
  1103. deify
    turn into a god; make a god of; idolize; Ex. Kings were deified; CF. deity
  1104. deign
    condescend; stoop
  1105. stoop
    bend forward and down; lower or debase oneself; fall to a lower standard of behavior by doing something; condescend; Ex. stoop to lying
  1106. delete
    erase; strike out
  1107. deleterious
  1108. deliberate
    consider; ponder; ADJ: done on purpose; slow
  1109. delineate
    portray; depict; sketch; describe; N. delineation
  1110. delirium
    mental disorder marked by confusion; uncontrolled excitement; ADJ. delirious
  1111. delta
    flat plain of mud or sand between branches of a river
  1112. delude
  1113. deluge
    flood; rush; V.
  1114. delusion
    false belief; hallucination; deluding; Ex. delusions of grandeur; Ex. under the delusion that
  1115. delusive
    deceptive; likely to delude; misleading; raising vain hopes; Ex. delusive promises
  1116. delve
    dig; search deeply; investigate
  1117. demagogue
    person who appeals to people's prejudice; false leader of people; CF. demagoguery
  1118. demean
    disgrace; humiliate; debase in dignity; behave
  1119. demeanor
    behavior; bearing
  1120. demented
  1121. demise
  1122. demographic
    related to population balance; N. demography: statistical study of human population
  1123. demolition
    destruction; V. demolish
  1124. demoniac(demoniacal)
    fiendish; cruel; N. demon: evil supernatural being; devil
  1125. fiend
    evil spirit; devil
  1126. demotic
    of or pertaining to the people
  1127. demur
    object (because of doubts, scruples); raise an objection (showing qualms); hesitate; Ex. demur at the idea of working on Sunday
  1128. demure
    (of a woman or child) grave; quiet and serious; coy; pretending to be demure
  1129. denigrate
    blacken; defame
  1130. denizen
    (animal, person, or plant) inhabitant or resident of a particular place; regular visitor
  1131. denotation
    meaning; distinguishing by name; V. denote: indicate; refer to directly; mean; CF. connotation
  1132. d\'enouement
    final outcome; final development of the plot of a play or other literary work; the end of a story when everything is explained
  1133. denounce
    condemn; criticize; N. denunciation
  1134. depict
  1135. expos\'e
    public revelation of something discreditable
  1136. deplete
    reduce; exhaust
  1137. deplore
    regret; express sorrow and severe disapproval for something bad; Ex. deplore their violent behavior; ADJ. deplorable: very bad; deserving severe disapproval; Ex. deplorable living condition
  1138. deploy
    spread out (troops) in an extended though shallow battle line; distribute (persons or forces) systematically or strategically
  1139. battalion
    army unit made up of four or more companies
  1140. depose
    dethrone; remove from office; give a deposition; testify
  1141. deposition
    testimony under oath; deposing; dethroning
  1142. depravity
    extreme corruption; wickedness; V. deprave
  1143. deprecate
    express disapproval of; deplore; protest against; belittle; ADJ. deprecatory
  1144. depreciate
    lessen in value; belittle; represent as of little value
  1145. depredation
    plundering; destruction
  1146. deranged
  1147. institute
    organization for a special purpose; V: establish
  1148. institution
    instituting; (building for the) organization; established custom, practice, or relationship in a society; mental hospital; Ex. institution of marriage
  1149. institutionalize
    make into an institution; put or confine in an institution
  1150. derelict
    negligent; (of someone) neglectful of duty; (of something) deserted by an owner; abandoned; N: abandoned property; homeless or vagrant person
  1151. dereliction
    neglect of duty; abandonment
  1152. deride
    ridicule; treat with contempt; make fun of; OP. respect
  1153. derision
    ridicule; ADJ. derisive; CF. derisory
  1154. derivative
    unoriginal; obtained from another source; Ex. derivative prose style; N.
  1155. derivation
    deriving; origin or source of something; Ex. the derivation of the word
  1156. dermatologist
    one who studies the skin and its diseases
  1157. acne
    skin disease (on the face)
  1158. derogatory
    expressing a low opinion; disparaging; V. derogate: detract; disparage
  1159. descry
    catch sight of (something distant)
  1160. desecrate
    profane; violate the sanctity of
  1161. violate
    break (a law); defile; desecrate; assault sexually; Ex. violate graves
  1162. desiccate
    dry up
  1163. desolate
    (of a place) deserted; unpopulated; (of a person) lonely; forlorn; joyless
  1164. desolate
    make desolate; forsake; abandon and desert
  1165. desperado
    reckless, desperate outlaw
  1166. desperate
    having lost all hope; despairing; reckless and violent because of loss of hope or despair; undertaken as a last resort
  1167. despise
    look on with scorn; regard as worthless or distasteful; ADJ. despicable: contemptible
  1168. despoil
    plunder; sack; Ex. despoil the village
  1169. despondent
    without hope and courage; depressed; gloomy; N. despondency: loss of hope with gloom; dejection
  1170. despot
    tyrant; harsh, authoritarian ruler; CF. despotism
  1171. destitute
    extremely poor; lacking means of subsistence; utterly lacking; devoid; Ex. destitute of any experience
  1172. impoverish
    make poor; deprive of natural strength or something important; Ex. impoverished soil
  1173. desultory
    aimless; haphazard; digressing at random
  1174. detached
    emotionally removed; free from emotional involvement; calm and objective; physically separate; N. detachment; CF. attachment
  1175. detain
    keep waiting; prevent from leaving or going; N. detention
  1176. determinate
    having a fixed order of procedure; precisely defined; invariable; fixed; conclusive; final
  1177. determination
    resolve; firmness of purpose; measurement or calculation; decision
  1178. deterrent
    something that discourages or deters
  1179. detonation
  1180. detraction
    slandering; aspersion; detracting; CF. detractor
  1181. detrimental
    harmful; damaging; N. detriment
  1182. deviate
    turn away from (a principle, norm); move away from an accepted standard; swerve; depart; diverge; N. deviation; Ex. deviation of the path of light by a prism
  1183. devious
    roundabout; erratic; deviating from the straight course; not straightforward; not completely honest; Ex. devious route
  1184. devise
    think up; invent; plan; bequeath; N: bequest
  1185. devoid
    empty; lacking
  1186. devolve
    deputize; pass or be passed to others (power, work, or property); Ex. devolve on/upon/to
  1187. deputize
    work or appoint as a deputy; N. deputy: person who has the power to take charge when the leading person is away
  1188. devotee
    enthusiastic follower; enthusiast; Ex. devotee of Bach
  1189. devout
    pious; deeply religious; sincere; earnest; Ex. my devout hope
  1190. dexterous
    skillful; skill in using hands or mind; N. dexterity
  1191. diabolical
    diabolic; devilish; fiendish
  1192. diadem
  1193. dialectical
    relating to the art of debate; mutual or reciprocal; Ex. dialectical situation; N. dialectic: art of arriving at the truth by the exchange of logical arguments
  1194. diaphanous
    sheer; transparent
  1195. diatribe
    bitter scolding or denunciation; invective; abuse
  1196. dichotomy
    division into two opposite parts; split; branching into two parts (especially contradictory ones)
  1197. dictum
    authoritative and weighty statement (made by a judge in court); saying; maxim; CF. obiter dictum: incidental, nonbinding remark (something said in passing)
  1198. didactic
    (of speech or writing) intended to teach a moral lesson; teaching; instructional; N. didacticism
  1199. die
    metal block used for shaping metal or plastic; device for stamping or impressing; mold; CF. dice
  1200. diffidence
    shyness; lack of self-confidence; timidity; ADJ. diffident
  1201. diffuse
    wordy; verbose; rambling; spread out (like a gas); V: spread out in all directions; disperse; N. diffusion; CF. suffuse
  1202. digression
    wandering away from the subject; V. digress
  1203. dilapidated
    falling to pieces; in a bad condition; ruined because of neglect; Ex. dilapidated old car/castle; N. dilapidation
  1204. dilate
    expand; dilate on/upon: speak or write at length on (a subject)
  1205. dilatory
    delaying; tending to delay
  1206. dilemma
    situation that requires a choice between equally unfavorable options; problem; choice of two unsatisfactory alternatives
  1207. dilettante
    aimless follower of an art or a field of knowledge (not taking it seriously); amateur; dabbler; CF. delight
  1208. diligence
    steadiness of effort; persistent hard work
  1209. dilute
    make (a liquid) less concentrated; reduce in strength; Ex. dilute the influence of the president
  1210. diminution
    lessening; reduction in size; V. diminish
  1211. din
    continued loud noise; V: make a din; instill by wearying repetition
  1212. weary
    tired after long work; V.
  1213. dinghy
    small boat (often ship's boat)
  1214. maroon
    leave helpless on a deserted island or coast; ADJ. red brown
  1215. dingy
    (of things and place) dirty and dull; Ex. dingy street/curtain
  1216. dull
    (of colors or surfaces) not bright; cloudy; overcast; boring; (of edge or sound) not sharp; not rapid; sluggish; slow in thinking and understanding; stupid; V.
  1217. dint
    means; effort; Ex. by dint of hard work
  1218. diorama
    life-size, three-dimensional scene from nature or history; three-dimensional scene with modeled figures against a painted background
  1219. dire
    warning of disaster; disastrous; (of needs and dangers) very great; urgent; Ex. dire prediction/need of food
  1220. dirge
    funeral song; slow mournful piece of music (sung over a dead person)
  1221. disabuse
    correct a false impression; undeceive; free from a wrong belief
  1222. disaffected
    disloyal; lacking loyality; V. disaffect: cause to lose affection or loyalty
  1223. disapprobation
    disapproval; condemnation
  1224. disarray
    state of disorder; a disorderly or untidy state; Ex. with her clothes in disarray
  1225. disavowal
    denial; disclaiming; repudiating; disowning; V. disavow; CF. disclaim
  1226. disband
    dissolve; disperse; (of a group) break up and separate; Ex. The club has disbanded.
  1227. disburse
    pay out (as from a fund); N. disbursement; CF. purse
  1228. discernible
    distinguishable; perceivable; Ex. discernible improvement
  1229. discerning
    mentally quick and observant; having insight; perceptive; able to make good judgments; V. discern: perceive
  1230. disclaim
    disown; renounce claim to; deny; CF. disclaimer
  1231. disclose
    reveal; N. disclosure
  1232. discombobulated
    discomposed; confused
  1233. discompose
    disturb the composure of; confuse
  1234. discomfit
    frustrate; put to rout; defeat; disconcert; embarrass; perturb
  1235. disconcert
    confuse; upset; embarrass; perturb
  1236. disconsolate
    hopelessly sad (at the loss of something)
  1237. discord
    conflict; lack of harmony; dissonance (when musical notes are played)
  1238. discordant
    not harmonious; conflicting
  1239. discount
    disregard; regard (a story or news) as unimportant; deduct from a cost
  1240. discourse
    serious speech, writing, or conversation; formal discussion (either written or spoken); conversation; V.
  1241. discredit
    defame; disgrace; destroy confidence in; disbelieve; N. CF. discreditable: causing discredit; shameful
  1242. discrepancy
    lack of consistency or agreement as between facts; difference; Ex. discrepancy between two descriptions
  1243. discrete
    separate; unconnected
  1244. discretion
    prudence; ability to adjust actions to circumstances; freedom of action or judgment; ADJ. discreet; CF. discretionary
  1245. discriminating
    able to see differences; discerning; prejudiced; N. discrimination
  1246. discriminate
    distinguish; make distinctions on the basis of preference
  1247. brisk
    quick and active; marked by liveliness and vigor
  1248. discursive
    (of a person or writing) digressing; rambling (without any clear plan)
  1249. disdain
    treat with scorn or contempt
  1250. disembark
    debark; go ashore (from a ship); unload cargo from a ship; CF. embark
  1251. disenfranchise
    disfranchise; deprive of a civil right; OP. enfranchise
  1252. disengage
    uncouple; separate; disconnect; stop fighting; OP. engage
  1253. disfigure
    mar the appearance of; spoil
  1254. disgorge
    surrender something (stolen); eject; vomit; OP. gorge
  1255. disgruntle
    make discontented
  1256. dishearten
  1257. disheveled
    untidy (of hair or clothing); V. dishevel
  1258. disinclination
  1259. disingenuous
    not naive; not candid; sophisticated; worldly wise; OP. ingenuous
  1260. disinter
    dig up; unearth; OP. inter
  1261. disinterested
    unprejudiced; free from bias and self-interest; objective
  1262. disjointed
    disconnected; lacking coherence; V. disjoint: disconnect; disjoin
  1263. disjunction
    act or state of separation; disunity; CF. disjunctive: expressing a choice between two ideas; CF. conjunction; CF. conjunctive
  1264. dislodge
    remove (forcibly); force out of a position; Ex. dislodge the food caught in his throat; CF. lodge
  1265. dismantle
    take apart; disassemble
  1266. mantle
    loose sleeveless outer garment; cloak; something that covers or envelops; the layer of the earth between the crust and the core
  1267. crust
    hard outer covering (as of earth or snow)
  1268. dismember
    cut into small parts; cut (a body) apart limb from limb
  1269. dismiss
    eliminate from consideration; no longer consider; put out of court without further hearing; reject; discharge from employment; direct to leave; ADJ. dismissive; N. dismissal
  1270. disparage
  1271. maneuver(manoeuver)
    strategic military or naval movement (done for training purposes); carefully planned process; stratagem; V: carry out a military maneuver; use maneuvers in gaining an end
  1272. disparate
    basically different; impossible to compare; unrelated
  1273. disparity
    difference; condition of inequality; OP. parity
  1274. dispassionate
    calm; impartial; not influenced by personal feelings
  1275. dispatch
    speediness; prompt execution; message sent with all due speed; V: send to a specified destination; finish promptly; kill
  1276. dispel
    scatter; drive away; cause to vanish
  1277. dispense
    distribute; prepare and give out (medicines); N. dispensation: dispensing; religious system; official exemption from an obligation or a rule
  1278. disperse
    scatter; Ex. disperse the cloud/crowd
  1279. dispirited
    lacking in spirit
  1280. disport
    amuse; Ex. disport oneself; CF. divert
  1281. disputatious
    argumentative; fond of argument
  1282. disquietude
    uneasiness; anxiety; V. disquiet: make anxious
  1283. disquisition
    formal systematic inquiry; explanation of the results of a formal inquiry; long formal speech or written report
  1284. dissection
    analysis; cutting apart in order to examine
  1285. dissemble
    disguise; hide the real nature of; pretend
  1286. disseminate
    distribute; spread; scatter (like seeds)
  1287. dissent
  1288. dissertation
    formal essay; treatise
  1289. dissident
    dissenting (with an opinion, a group, or a government); rebellious; N.
  1290. dissimulate
    pretend; conceal by feigning; dissemble
  1291. dissipate
    squander; waste foolishly; scatter
  1292. dissolution
    disintegration; reduction to a liquid form; looseness in morals; sensual indulgence; debauchery; ADJ. dissolute: lacking in moral restraint; leading an immoral life
  1293. reduce
    diminish; bring to a weaker or more difficult condition; demote; lower in rank; separate into components by analysis; Ex. reduced to the ranks; Ex. reduce the house to rubble; N. reduction
  1294. dissuade
    persuade not to do; discourage; N. dissuasion
  1295. dissonance
  1296. distant
    reserved or aloof; cold in manner; Ex. distant greeting; ADV. distantly
  1297. distend
    expand; swell out
  1298. distill
    refine (a liquid by evaporating and subsequent condensation); concentrate; separate the most important parts from; Ex. distill fresh water from sea water; CF. brew
  1299. distinction
    honor; excellence; difference; contrast; discrimination; Ex. graduated with distinction; Ex. a writer of real distinction
  1300. distinct
    clearly different; clearly noticed
  1301. distinctive
    clearly different from others of the same kind
  1302. distort
    twist out of shape; give a false account of; misrepresent; N. distortion
  1303. distrait
    absentminded; distracted
  1304. distraught
    upset; distracted by anxiety; very anxious and troubled almost to the point of madness; Ex. distraught with grief/worry
  1305. distract
    take (one's attention) off something; upset emotionally; make anxious; ADJ. distracted
  1306. diurnal
    daily; occurring during the daytime
  1307. diva
    operatic singer; prima donna
  1308. diverge
    vary; go in different directions from the same point; ADJ. divergent: differing; deviating
  1309. diverse
    differing in some characteristics (from each other); various; N. diversity: variety; dissimilitude; lack of resemblance
  1310. diversion
    act of turning aside; pastime; V. divert: turn aside from a course; distract; amuse
  1311. divest
    strip (as of clothes); deprive (as of rights); dispossess; N. divestiture(divestment)
  1312. divine
    perceive intuitively (by or as if by magic); foresee the future; foretell; dowse; ADJ. N. divination
  1313. dowse
    use a divining rod to search for underground water or minerals
  1314. divulge
  1315. docile
    obedient; easily managed; submissive
  1316. ferocious
    fierce; violent; N. ferocity
  1317. docket
    program as for trial; book where such entries are made; list of things to be done; agenda; label fixed to a package listing contents or directions; V: describe in a docket
  1318. doctrinaire
    unable to compromise about points of doctrine; dogmatic; unyielding; marked by inflexible attachment to a doctrine without regard to its practical difficulties
  1319. doctrine
    teachings in general; particular principle (religious, legal, etc.) taught; dogma; tenet; ADJ. doctrinal
  1320. indoctrinate
    cause to accept a doctrine without questioning it; Ex. indoctrinated with mindless anti-communism
  1321. document
    provide written evidence (for a claim); record with documents; N.
  1322. doddering
    shaky; infirm from old age; V. dodder
  1323. merit
    deserve; ADJ. meritorious: deserving reward or praise
  1324. doff
    take off; OP. don
  1325. dogged
    determined; stubborn; stubbornly persevering; tenacious; Ex. Inspector Javert's dogged pursuit of Jean Valjean
  1326. persevere
    continue steadily in spite of difficulties
  1327. doggerel
    poor verse
  1328. dogmatic
    opinionated; holding stubbornly to one's opinion; arbitrary; doctrinal
  1329. doldrums
    blues; listlessness(lack of spirit or energy); slack(inactive) period; period of stagnation; ocean area near the equator where ships cannot move because there is no wind; Ex. in the doldrums
  1330. blues
    state of depression or melancholy; style of slow, mournful music (evolved from southern Black American songs)
  1331. dolorous
    sorrowful; N. dolor
  1332. dolt
    slow-thinking stupid person; CF. dull
  1333. domicile
    home; V. ADJ. domiciled: having one's domicile; Ex. He is domiciled in Britain.
  1334. domineer
    rule over tyrannically
  1335. dominate
    control; rule; enjoy a commanding position in; overlook from a height; ³»·Á´Ùº¸´Ù
  1336. dominant
    exercising the most influence; high and easily seen; stronger than the other part of a system; not recessive
  1337. don
    put on; OP. doff
  1338. outfit
    clothing or equipment for a special purpose; Ex. cowboy outfit
  1339. dormant
    sleeping; temporarily inactive; lethargic; latent
  1340. dormer
    window projecting upright from roof; CF. sleeping room
  1341. dorsal
    relating to the back of an animal; Ex. dorsal fin
  1342. dossier
    file of documents on a subject or person; file; CF. bundle of papers labeled on the back
  1343. dotage
    senility; feeblemindedness of old age; Ex. In one's dotage
  1344. dote
    be excessively fond of; show signs of mental decline
  1345. dour
    sullen; gloomy; stubborn
  1346. sullen
    silently showing ill humor or resentment; dark; gloomy
  1347. brood
    sit on in order to hatch; think deeply or worry anxiously; N: the young of certain animals; group of young birds hatched at one time
  1348. douse
    plunge into water or liquid; dip; immerse; drench; wet throughly; extinguish; throw water over; dowse
  1349. dowdy
    untidy (of a woman or clothes); slovenly; dressed in an unattractive way; shabby; CF. unattractive woman
  1350. downcast
    disheartened; dejected; sad; directed downward
  1351. drab
    dull; lacking color; cheerless ; Ex. drab coat/life
  1352. draconian
    extremely severe; Ex. draconian punishment; CF. Draco: Athenian politician
  1353. dregs
    sediment in a liquid; lees; worthless residue
  1354. drivel
    nonsense; foolishness; V: talk nonsense
  1355. nonsense
    speech or writing with no meaning; foolish behavior or language; Ex. make (a) nonsense of: spoil; cause to fail
  1356. dribble
    flow or fall in drops; let saliva flow out slowly from the mouth; move a ball; N.
  1357. drip
    fall or let fall in drops; shed drops; N: action or sound of falling in drops; liquid that falls in drops
  1358. trickle
    flow in drops or in a thin stream; N.
  1359. droll
    queer and amusing
  1360. queer
    strange; eccentric; deviating from the normal
  1361. drone
    idle person who lives on other people's work; male bee
  1362. drone
    talk dully; buzz or murmur like a bee; N.
  1363. murmur
    low, indistinct, continuous sound; V. CF. mumble
  1364. dross
    waste matter; worthless impurities
  1365. drudgery
    hard unpleasant work; menial work
  1366. drudge
    do drudgery; N: person who drudges
  1367. dubious
    questionable; (of something) causing doubt; (of someone) filled with doubt; N. dubiety
  1368. ductile
    malleable; pliable; (of metals) easily pulled into shape; flexible; (of someone) easily influenced or controlled
  1369. dulcet
    sweet sounding; pleasing to the ear; melodious
  1370. dumbfound(dumfound)
    astonish (making dumb); ADJ. dumbfounded, dumfounded, dumbstruck
  1371. dupe
    someone easily fooled or deceived; V: deceive
  1372. duplicity
    double-dealing; hypocrisy; being dishonest and deceitful; ADJ. duplicitous
  1373. duration
    length of time something lasts
  1374. duress
    forcible restraint, especially unlawfully; coercion by threat; illegal coercion; Ex. a promise made under duress
  1375. dutiful(duteous)
    (of people or their behavior) respectful; obedient (filled with a sense of duty)
  1376. dwindle
    shrink; reduce gradually
  1377. dynamic
    energetic; vigorously active
  1378. dynamo
    generator for producing electricity; energetic person
  1379. dyspeptic
    suffering from indigestion; N. dyspepsia: indigestion; difficulty in digesting food
  1380. dys-
    abnormal; impaired
  1381. dyslexia
    word blindness; learning disorder marked by impairment of the ability to read
  1382. dysentery
    inflammatory disorder of the lower intestinal tract