English Vocabulary

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English Vocabulary
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A list of useful English vocabulary words for any use but particularly for the Leaving Cert
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  1. Adroit
    Skillful and Clever.
  2. Antiquated
    Old Fashioned.
  3. Arbitrary
    Not bound by rules.
  4. Articulate
    Expresses Thoughts clearly.
  5. Assertive
    Self assured/Confident.
  6. Astute
    Shrewd/Crafty.
  7. Attentive
    Observant.
  8. Awash
    Filled with.
  9. Burnished
    Polished.
  10. Catharthic
    Removes pent up feelings.
  11. Cogent
    Convincing.
  12. Colloquial
    Used in everyday/informal speech.
  13. Colossal
    Wonderful.
  14. Compasionate
    Merciful.
  15. Component
    A part of a whole.
  16. Comprehensive
    Includes a great deal/amount.
  17. Conceivable
    Capable of being imagined.
  18. Consolidate
    Establish firmly.
  19. Depict
    Describes.
  20. Desolation
    Ruin.
  21. Derisive
    Mocking.
  22. Dextirity
    Manual skill.
  23. Diligence
    Does things with care.
  24. Discerning
    Sees clearly.
  25. Discloses
    Brings into the open.
  26. Disparity
    Main difference.
  27. Disseminates
    Spreads ideas widely.
  28. Diversity
    Variety.
  29. Dominant
    Commanding/Strongest.
  30. Dynamic
    Energetic.
  31. Earnest
    Sincere.
  32. Ecstasy
    Intense joy.
  33. Eloquent
    Fluent/Powerful
  34. Elucidates
    Makes clear.
  35. Engaging
    Attractive/pleasing.
  36. Enlightening
    Informative.
  37. Enunciates
    States clearly.
  38. Evocative
    Brings forth emotions.
  39. Exuberant
    Lively.
  40. Expeditious
    Carried out quickly.
  41. Extraneous
    Not essential.
  42. Fervent
    Passionate.
  43. Flamboyant
    Elaborate.
  44. Formulates
    Comes up with.
  45. Fundamental
    Essential.
  46. Furnish
    Equip with.
  47. Guile
    Craftiness.
  48. Harrowing
    Causes distress.
  49. Heartfelt
    Sincere.
  50. Hellish
    Very unpleasant.
  51. Homage
    Show respect or honor towards something.
  52. Humane
    Compassionate or kind to another person.
  53. Humility
    Being Humble.
  54. Ideological
    Beliefs of an individual.
  55. Idiosyncratic
    Eccentric or strange.
  56. Illuminative
    To make clear.
  57. Illusory
    Deceptive.
  58. Immaculate
    Flawless.
  59. Imperative
    Urgent.
  60. Impetus
    Driving force.
  61. Implicit
    Implied rather than stated.
  62. Imponderable
    Difficult to measure.
  63. Incisive
    Penetrating.
  64. Indicative
    A sign of
  65. Induces
    Persuades.
  66. Inextricable
    Cannot be solved.
  67. Innate
    Existing from birth.
  68. Interrogatory
    Questions.
  69. Intrinsic
    Basic/essential.
  70. Inundated
    Covered with.
  71. Inveterate
    Firmly established
  72. Invokes
    Calls on.
  73. Irrefutable
    Unable to deny.
  74. Irrepressible
    Unable to be controlled.
  75. Judicious
    Poses sound judgement.
  76. Juxtapose
    Places side by side.
  77. Laudable
    Praiseworthy.
  78. Lavish
    Extravagant.
  79. Liberal
    Abundant/Plentiful.
  80. Luxuriant
    Ornate/nicely detailed.
  81. Malleable
    Capable of being shaped.
  82. Manifest
    Obvious.
  83. Masterly
    Skillful.
  84. Meditative 
    Thinks deeply.
  85. Meticlious
    Precise.
  86. Misapprehension
    Misunderstanding.
  87. Miscellaneous
    Various kinds.
  88. Mitigates
    Makes less severe.
  89. Modicum
    Small quantity.
  90. Morose
    Sullen.
  91. Multitudinous
    Large number.
  92. Negligible
    Unimportant.
  93. Nonchalant
    Calm.
  94. Obligatory
    Compulsory.
  95. Obsequious
    Subservient.
  96. Ominous
    Threatening.
  97. Opulent
    Wealthy.
  98. Oscillates
    Swings back and forth.
  99. Ostensible
    Seems to be. 
  100. Palpable
    Easily seen.
  101. Panoramic
    Complete view.
  102. Paramount
    Of great importance.
  103. Parochial
    Narrow outlook.
  104. Patent
    Clear.
  105. Pejorative
    Derogatory or speaks badly of.
  106. Pensive
    Thoughtful.
  107. Preceptible
    Able to be seen.
  108. Peremptory
    Urgent.
  109. Pernicious
    Destructive.
  110. Pertinent
    Relevant. 
  111. Petulant
    Impatient.
  112. Phlegmatic
    Unemotional.
  113. Picturesque
    Vivid.
  114. Piecemeal
    Gradual.
  115. Plausible
    Reasonable or believable.
  116. Poignant
    Moving.
  117. Precedence
    Priority.
  118. Preconceive
    Forms an idea without fact.
  119. Pre-eminent
    Distinguish.
  120. Pretentious
    Claims great importance.
  121. Procrastinates
    Delays.
  122. Procure
    Obtains.
  123. Prodigious
    Vast.
  124. Profuse
    Abundant or plentiful
  125. Prolific
    Abundant or plentiful.
  126. Prominence
    Important.
  127. Propensity
    Tendency.
  128. Prospective
    Lightly.
  129. Prowess
    Skill.
  130. Pseudo
    False.
  131. Puerile
    Childlike.
  132. Quasi
    Seemingly.
  133. Ramification
    Branches out
  134. Rapture
    Gets carried away.
  135. Rationale
    Reason for.
  136. Reciprocate
    Pays back.
  137. Recaptilute
    Summarizes.
  138. Resplendent
    Dazzling.
  139. Recticent
    Reserved.
  140. Sanctimonious
    Pretends to be holy.
  141. Sanguine
    Confident.
  142. Scathing
    Critical.
  143. Scintillating
    Sparkling.
  144. Scruplous
    Careful.
  145. Self evident
    Clear without needing proof.
  146. Self righteous
    Thinks oneself better than others.
  147. Solemn
    Serious.
  148. Speculative
    Based on speculation.
  149. Sporadic
    Occurs here and there.
  150. Spurious
    False.
  151. Stark
    Bare.
  152. Stolid
    Unemotional.
  153. Stringent 
    Strict.
  154. Strenuously
    Vigorous.
  155. Stupendous
    Wonderful.
  156. Subscribe
    Supports or agrees.
  157. Succinct
    Clear.
  158. Sumptuous
    Luxurious
  159. Supercilious
    Arrogant.
  160. Superficial
    Shallow.
  161. Superfluous 
    Unnecessary.
  162. Surmise
    Guesses.
  163. Surreal
    Bizarre or strange.
  164. Taciturn
    Reserved.
  165. Tangible
    Capable of being felt.
  166. Tantamount
    Equivalent.
  167. Temerity
    Rashness
  168. Tenous
    Flimsy
  169. Transient 
    Temporary.
  170. Trepidation
    State of fear.
  171. Ubiquitous
    Exists everywhere.
  172. Undercurrent
    Not apparent.
  173. Unerring
    Sure.
  174. Unremitting 
    Incessant.
  175. Vicissitudes
    Ups and downs.
  176. Vindictive
    Vengeful.
  177. Virtuoso
    Highly skilled person.
  178. Vocation
    Calling.
  179. Volatile
    Evaporates quickly.
  180. Wilful
    Stubborn.
  181. Zealous
    Fanatical.

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