Health, Fitness, and Nutrition 441 words

This is a list of vocabulary words for those interested in health and fitness. It's a great list for health classes.
  1. abnormal
    not normal; not typical or usual or regular or conforming to a norm
  2. abstinence
    the trait of abstaining (especially from alcohol)
  3. accessible
    capable of being reached
  4. accuracy
    the quality of being near to the true value
  5. ache
    a dull persistent (usually moderately intense) pain
  6. achievement
    the action of accomplishing something
  7. active
    characterized by energetic activity
  8. activity
    any specific behavior
  9. acupuncture
    treatment of pain or disease by inserting the tips of needles at specific points on the skin
  10. addictive
    causing or characterized by addiction
  11. adulthood
    the period of time in your life after your physical growth has stopped and you are fully developed
  12. advocate
    a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea
  13. aerobics
    exercise that increases the need for oxygen
  14. affect
    have an effect upon
  15. AIDS
    a serious (often fatal) disease of the immune system transmitted through blood products especially by sexual contact or contaminated needles
  16. alarm
    a device that signals the occurrence of some undesirable event
  17. alcohol
    any of a series of volatile hydroxyl compounds that are made from hydrocarbons by distillation
  18. allergy
    hypersensitivity reaction to a particular allergen; symptoms can vary greatly in intensity
  19. ambulatory
    able to walk about
  20. anemia
    a deficiency of red blood cells
  21. anorexia
    a prolonged disorder of eating due to loss of appetite
  22. appetite
    a feeling of craving something
  23. antidote
    a remedy that stops or controls the effects of a poison
  24. anxiety
    a vague unpleasant emotion that is experienced in anticipation of some (usually ill-defined) misfortune
  25. athlete
    a person trained to compete in sports
  26. athletics
    an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
  27. authentic
    not counterfeit or copied
  28. average
    an intermediate scale value regarded as normal or usual
  29. bacteria
    (microbiology) single-celled or noncellular spherical or spiral or rod-shaped organisms lacking chlorophyll that reproduce by fission; important as pathogens and for biochemical properties; taxonomy is difficult; often considered to be plants
  30. balance
    harmonious arrangement or relation of parts or elements within a whole (as in a design)
  31. beauty
    the qualities that give pleasure to the senses
  32. behavior
    (behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people
  33. bend
    form a curve
  34. benefit
    something that aids or promotes well-being
  35. blood
    the fluid (red in vertebrates) that is pumped through the body by the heart and contains plasma, blood cells, and platelets
  36. blood pressure
    the pressure of the circulating blood against the walls of the blood vessels; results from the systole of the left ventricle of the heart; sometimes measured for a quick evaluation of a person's health
  37. body
    an individual 3-dimensional object that has mass and that is distinguishable from other objects
  38. bones
    a percussion instrument consisting of a pair of hollow pieces of wood or bone (usually held between the thumb and fingers) that are made to click together (as by Spanish dancers) in rhythm with the dance
  39. booze
    an alcoholic beverage that is distilled rather than fermented
  40. breath
    the process of taking in and expelling air during breathing
  41. breathe
    draw air into, and expel out of, the lungs
  42. calcium
    a white metallic element that burns with a brilliant light; the fifth most abundant element in the earth's crust; an important component of most plants and animals
  43. calorie
    unit of heat defined as the quantity of heat required to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water by 1 degree centigrade at atmospheric pressure
  44. cardiac
    of or relating to the heart
  45. cereal
    grass whose starchy grains are used as food: wheat; rice; rye; oats; maize; buckwheat; millet
  46. challenge
    a call to engage in a contest or fight
  47. champion
    someone who has won first place in a competition
  48. change
    become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence
  49. choice
    the act of choosing or selecting
  50. circulation
    movement through a circuit; especially the movement of blood through the heart and blood vessels
  51. clean
    free from dirt or impurities; or having clean habits
  52. coach
    a vehicle carrying many passengers; used for public transport
  53. collapse
    break down, literally or metaphorically
  54. commitment
    the act of binding yourself (intellectually or emotionally) to a course of action
  55. communication
    the activity of communicating; the activity of conveying information
  56. competition
    the act of competing as for profit or a prize
  57. component
    an artifact that is one of the individual parts of which a composite entity is made up; especially a part that can be separated from or attached to a system
  58. conditioning
    a learning process in which an organism's behavior becomes dependent on the occurrence of a stimulus in its environment
  59. consequence
    a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon
  60. contribute
    provide
  61. control
    power to direct or determine
  62. coordination
    the regulation of diverse elements into an integrated and harmonious operation
  63. cope
    come to terms with
  64. courage
    a quality of spirit that enables you to face danger or pain without showing fear
  65. crime
    (criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act
  66. crisp
    tender and brittle
  67. crouch
    the act of bending low with the limbs close to the body
  68. cuisine
    the practice or manner of preparing food or the food so prepared
  69. culinary
    of or relating to or used in cooking
  70. cure
    a medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieve pain
  71. dangerous
    involving or causing danger or risk; liable to hurt or harm
  72. dating
    use of chemical analysis to estimate the age of geological specimens
  73. deadly
    causing or capable of causing death
  74. decision
    a position or opinion or judgment reached after consideration
  75. defect
    a failing or deficiency
  76. dehydration
    the process of extracting moisture
  77. depression
    a sunken or depressed geological formation
  78. development
    a process in which something passes by degrees to a different stage (especially a more advanced or mature stage)
  79. diagnostic
    concerned with diagnosis; used for furthering diagnosis
  80. diet
    the usual food and drink consumed by an organism (person or animal)
  81. diner
    a person eating a meal (especially in a restaurant)
  82. dinner
    the main meal of the day served in the evening or at midday
  83. disability
    the condition of being unable to perform as a consequence of physical or mental unfitness
  84. disease
    an impairment of health or a condition of abnormal functioning
  85. dish
    a piece of dishware normally used as a container for holding or serving food
  86. discipline
    a system of rules of conduct or method of practice
  87. disorder
    a condition in which things are not in their expected places
  88. doctor
    a person who holds Ph.D. degree (or the equivalent) from an academic institution
  89. drive
    operate or control a vehicle
  90. drinking
    the act of consuming liquids
  91. drug
    a substance that is used as a medicine or narcotic
  92. eatery
    a building where people go to eat
  93. eating
    the act of consuming food
  94. education
    the activities of educating or instructing; activities that impart knowledge or skill
  95. effect
    a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon
  96. emerging
    coming into existence
  97. emotional
    of or pertaining to emotion
  98. endurance
    a state of surviving; remaining alive
  99. energy
    forceful exertion
  100. enforce
    compel to behave in a certain way
  101. epidemic
    a widespread outbreak of an infectious disease; many people are infected at the same time
  102. equipment
    an instrumentality needed for an undertaking or to perform a service
  103. erect
    upright in position or posture
  104. establish
    set up or found
  105. excess
    the state of being more than full
  106. exercise
    the activity of exerting your muscles in various ways to keep fit
  107. exemplary
    worthy of imitation
  108. experience
    the content of direct observation or participation in an event
  109. factor
    anything that contributes causally to a result
  110. false
    not in accordance with the fact or reality or actuality
  111. family
    primary social group; parents and children
  112. fast food
    inexpensive food (hamburgers or chicken or milkshakes) prepared and served quickly
  113. ferment
    cause to undergo fermentation
  114. fit
    meeting adequate standards for a purpose
  115. flavor
    the taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into the mouth
  116. flex
    cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form
  117. flexible
    able to flex; able to bend easily
  118. folic acid
    a B vitamin that is essential for cell growth and reproduction
  119. fracture
    breaking of hard tissue such as bone
  120. fragrance
    a pleasingly sweet olfactory property
  121. fragrant
    pleasant-smelling
  122. framework
    the underlying structure
  123. freedom
    the condition of being free; the power to act or speak or think without externally imposed restraints
  124. frenzy
    state of violent mental agitation
  125. friend
    a person you know well and regard with affection and trust
  126. fruit
    the ripened reproductive body of a seed plant
  127. function
    what something is used for
  128. gain
    obtain
  129. generation
    group of genetically related organisms constituting a single step in the line of descent
  130. genetics
    the branch of biology that studies heredity and variation in organisms
  131. gland
    any of various organs that synthesize substances needed by the body and release it through ducts or directly into the bloodstream
  132. goal
    the state of affairs that a plan is intended to achieve and that (when achieved) terminates behavior intended to achieve it
  133. grayness
    a neutral achromatic color midway between white and black
  134. grip
    hold fast or firmly
  135. growth
    (biology) the process of an individual organism growing organically; a purely biological unfolding of events involved in an organism changing gradually from a simple to a more complex level
  136. guideline
    a rule or principle that provides guidance to appropriate behavior
  137. gymnasium
    athletic facility equipped for sports or physical training
  138. habit
    an established custom
  139. handle
    the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it
  140. harmful
    causing or capable of causing harm
  141. headache
    pain in the head caused by dilation of cerebral arteries or muscle contractions or a reaction to drugs
  142. health
    the general condition of body and mind
  143. healthy
    having or indicating good health in body or mind; free from infirmity or disease
  144. helpful
    providing assistance or serving a useful function
  145. herb
    a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
  146. high blood pressure
    a common disorder in which blood pressure remains abnormally high (a reading of 140/90 mm Hg or greater)
  147. HIV
    the virus that causes acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS); it replicates in and kills the helper T cells
  148. homemade
    made or produced in the home or by yourself
  149. hone
    sharpen with a hone
  150. hormone
    the secretion of an endocrine gland that is transmitted by the blood to the tissue on which it has a specific effect
  151. hungry
    feeling hunger; feeling a need or desire to eat food
  152. hygiene
    a condition promoting sanitary practices
  153. hygienic
    tending to promote or preserve health
  154. image
    a visual representation (of an object or scene or person or abstraction) produced on a surface
  155. immunity
    (medicine) the condition in which an organism can resist disease
  156. immunization
    the act of making immune (especially by inoculation)
  157. impact
    the striking of one body against another
  158. improve
    to make better
  159. improvement
    the act of improving something
  160. inactivity
    the state of being inactive
  161. increase
    a process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or more important
  162. individual
    being or characteristic of a single thing or person
  163. infancy
    the early stage of growth or development
  164. infection
    (medicine) the invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms and their multiplication which can lead to tissue damage and disease
  165. infirm
    lacking bodily or muscular strength or vitality
  166. influence
    a power to affect persons or events especially power based on prestige etc
  167. influenza
    an acute febrile highly contagious viral disease
  168. inherent
    existing as an essential constituent or characteristic
  169. ingredient
    a component of a mixture or compound
  170. injury
    any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.
  171. innovate
    bring something new to an environment
  172. insurance
    protection against future loss
  173. integrity
    an undivided or unbroken completeness or totality with nothing wanting
  174. intimacy
    a feeling of being intimate and belonging together
  175. iron
    a heavy ductile magnetic metallic element; is silver-white in pure form but readily rusts; used in construction and tools and armament; plays a role in the transport of oxygen by the blood
  176. insulin
    hormone secreted by the isles of Langerhans in the pancreas; regulates storage of glycogen in the liver and accelerates oxidation of sugar in cells
  177. interpretation
    the act of interpreting something as expressed in an artistic performance
  178. involuntary
    not subject to the control of the will
  179. jargon
    specialized technical terminology characteristic of a particular subject
  180. joint
    junction by which parts or objects are joined together
  181. jog
    give a slight push to
  182. judge
    a public official authorized to decide questions brought before a court of justice
  183. jump
    move forward by leaps and bounds
  184. kinesis
    a movement that is a response to a stimulus but is not oriented with respect to the source of stimulation
  185. kinesiology
    the branch of physiology that studies the mechanics and anatomy in relation to human movement
  186. kinesthesia
    the perception of body position and movement and muscular tensions etc
  187. kinetic
    relating to the motion of material bodies and the forces associated therewith
  188. launch
    propel with force
  189. laziness
    relaxed and easy activity
  190. learning
    the cognitive process of acquiring skill or knowledge
  191. liability
    the state of being legally obliged and responsible
  192. lifestyle
    a manner of living that reflects the person's values and attitudes
  193. limit
    as far as something can go
  194. living
    pertaining to living persons
  195. lose
    fail to keep or to maintain; cease to have, either physically or in an abstract sense
  196. lose
    fail to keep or to maintain; cease to have, either physically or in an abstract sense
  197. loss
    the act of losing someone or something
  198. lumbar
    of or relating to or near the part of the back between the ribs and the hipbones
  199. management
    the act of managing something
  200. manager
    someone who controls resources and expenditures
  201. maneuver
    a military training exercise
  202. margin
    the boundary line or the area immediately inside the boundary
  203. massage
    kneading and rubbing parts of the body to increase circulation and promote relaxation
  204. masseur
    a male massager
  205. mat
    a small pad of material that is used to protect surface from an object placed on it
  206. maximize
    make as big or large as possible
  207. measure
    determine the measurements of something or somebody, take measurements of
  208. medical
    relating to the study or practice of medicine
  209. medicine
    the learned profession that is mastered by graduate training in a medical school and that is devoted to preventing or alleviating or curing diseases and injuries
  210. medication
    (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
  211. memory
    the cognitive processes whereby past experience is remembered
  212. mental health
    the psychological state of someone who is functioning at a satisfactory level of emotional and behavioral adjustment
  213. metabolic
    of or relating to metabolism
  214. method
    a way of doing something, especially a systematic way; implies an orderly logical arrangement (usually in steps)
  215. minimize
    make small or insignificant
  216. miss
    fail to perceive or to catch with the senses or the mind
  217. mixture
    a collection containing a variety of sorts of things
  218. moisture
    wetness caused by water
  219. monitor
    someone who gives a warning so that a mistake can be avoided
  220. mood
    a characteristic (habitual or relatively temporary) state of feeling
  221. motivate
    give an incentive for action
  222. motivation
    the psychological feature that arouses an organism to action toward a desired goal; the reason for the action; that which gives purpose and direction to behavior
  223. movement
    a change of position that does not entail a change of location
  224. muscle
    animal tissue consisting predominantly of contractile cells
  225. muscular
    having a robust muscular body-build characterized by predominance of structures (bone and muscle and connective tissue) developed from the embryonic mesodermal layer
  226. nauseous
    causing or able to cause nausea
  227. nemesis
    something causing misery or death
  228. nicotine
    an alkaloid poison that occurs in tobacco; used in medicine and as an insecticide
  229. nurse
    one skilled in caring for young children or the sick (usually under the supervision of a physician)
  230. nutrient
    any substance that can be metabolized by an animal to give energy and build tissue
  231. nutrition
    (physiology) the organic process of nourishing or being nourished; the processes by which an organism assimilates food and uses it for growth and maintenance
  232. obesity
    more than average fatness
  233. obstacle
    something immaterial that stands in the way and must be circumvented or surmounted
  234. offensive
    unpleasant or disgusting especially to the senses
  235. olfactory
    of or relating to olfaction
  236. opportunity
    a possibility due to a favorable combination of circumstances
  237. opt
    select as an alternative over another
  238. optimism
    the optimistic feeling that all is going to turn out well
  239. option
    one of a number of things from which only one can be chosen
  240. ossification
    the developmental process of bone formation
  241. outbreak
    a sudden violent spontaneous occurrence (usually of some undesirable condition)
  242. outstanding
    of major significance or importance
  243. override
    ride (a horse) too hard
  244. overweight
    usually describes a large person who is fat but has a large frame to carry it
  245. panacea
    hypothetical remedy for all ills or diseases; once sought by the alchemists
  246. panic
    an overwhelming feeling of fear and anxiety
  247. paraffin
    from crude petroleum; used for candles and for preservative or waterproof coatings
  248. participation
    the act of sharing in the activities of a group
  249. peer
    look searchingly
  250. percentage
    a proportion in relation to a whole (which is usually the amount per hundred)
  251. performance
    the act of performing; of doing something successfully; using knowledge as distinguished from merely possessing it
  252. perspiration
    salty fluid secreted by sweat glands
  253. pessimism
    a general disposition to look on the dark side and to expect the worst in all things
  254. petrify
    change into stone
  255. pharmacy
    a retail shop where medicine and other articles are sold
  256. physiotherapy
    therapy that uses physical agents: exercise and massage and other modalities
  257. Pilate
    the Roman procurator of Judea who ordered that Jesus be crucified (died in AD 36)
  258. play
    engage in recreational activities rather than work; occupy oneself in a diversion
  259. pollution
    undesirable state of the natural environment being contaminated with harmful substances as a consequence of human activities
  260. popularity
    the quality of being widely admired or accepted or sought after
  261. portion
    something determined in relation to something that includes it
  262. positioning
    the act of putting something in a certain place
  263. positive
    characterized by or displaying affirmation or acceptance or certainty etc.
  264. possibility
    capability of existing or happening or being true
  265. potent
    having or wielding force or authority
  266. power
    possession of the qualities (especially mental qualities) required to do something or get something done
  267. power play
    an aggressive attempt to compel acquiescence by the concentration or manipulation of power
  268. practice
    a customary way of operation or behavior
  269. pregnancy
    the state of being pregnant; the period from conception to birth when a woman carries a developing fetus in her uterus
  270. prenatal
    occurring or existing before birth
  271. preserve
    keep in safety and protect from harm, decay, loss, or destruction
  272. pressure
    the act of pressing; the exertion of pressure
  273. prevention
    the act of preventing
  274. process
    a particular course of action intended to achieve a result
  275. professional
    of or relating to or suitable as a profession
  276. program
    a series of steps to be carried out or goals to be accomplished
  277. promising
    full or promise
  278. proof
    any factual evidence that helps to establish the truth of something
  279. proportion
    the relation between things (or parts of things) with respect to their comparative quantity, magnitude, or degree
  280. protect
    shield from danger, injury, destruction, or damage
  281. protection
    the activity of protecting someone or something
  282. prowess
    a superior skill that you can learn by study and practice and observation
  283. psychology
    the science of mental life
  284. pulley
    a simple machine consisting of a wheel with a groove in which a rope can run to change the direction or point of application of a force applied to the rope
  285. puncture
    pierce with a pointed object; make a hole into
  286. pyramid
    a polyhedron having a polygonal base and triangular sides with a common vertex
  287. quad
    a rectangular area surrounded on all sides by buildings
  288. quick
    moving quickly and lightly
  289. quiver
    shake with fast, tremulous movements
  290. radiation
    the act of spreading outward from a central source
  291. rebound
    spring back; spring away from an impact
  292. recognition
    the process of recognizing something or someone by remembering
  293. record
    anything (such as a document or a phonograph record or a photograph) providing permanent evidence of or information about past events
  294. recovery
    return to an original state
  295. recreation
    an activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates
  296. regimen
    (medicine) a systematic plan for therapy (often including diet)
  297. rehabilitation
    the treatment of physical disabilities by massage and electrotherapy and exercises
  298. relationship
    a relation between people; (`relationship' is often used where `relation' would serve, as in `the relationship between inflation and unemployment', but the preferred usage of `relationship' is for human relations or states of relatedness)
  299. relaxation
    freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility)
  300. representative
    serving to represent or typify
  301. research
    a search for knowledge
  302. reserve
    hold back or set aside, especially for future use or contingency
  303. resilient
    recovering readily from adversity, depression, or the like
  304. resistance
    any mechanical force that tends to retard or oppose motion
  305. respiration
    a single complete act of breathing in and out
  306. response
    the speech act of continuing a conversational exchange
  307. responsibility
    the social force that binds you to the courses of action demanded by that force
  308. restoration
    the act of restoring something or someone to a satisfactory state
  309. risk
    a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune
  310. rivalry
    the act of competing as for profit or a prize
  311. role
    the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group
  312. routine
    an unvarying or habitual method or procedure
  313. rush
    act or move at high speed
  314. safety
    the state of being certain that adverse effects will not be caused by some agent under defined conditions
  315. sanitary
    free from filth and pathogens
  316. sauce
    flavorful relish or dressing or topping served as an accompaniment to food
  317. savvy
    the cognitive condition of someone who understands
  318. scare
    cause fear in
  319. scenario
    an outline or synopsis of a play (or, by extension, of a literary work)
  320. scoreboard
    a large board for displaying the score of a contest (and some other information)
  321. scoring
    evaluation of performance by assigning a grade or score
  322. senile
    mentally or physically infirm with age
  323. sensible
    able to feel or perceive
  324. sex
    either of the two categories (male or female) into which most organisms are divided
  325. shape up
    develop in a positive way
  326. shot
    the act of firing a projectile
  327. sibling
    a person's brother or sister
  328. signal
    any nonverbal action or gesture that encodes a message
  329. size
    the physical magnitude of something (how big it is)
  330. sizzle
    make a sound like frying fat
  331. skill
    an ability that has been acquired by training
  332. skin
    a natural protective body covering and site of the sense of touch
  333. sleep
    a natural and periodic state of rest during which consciousness of the world is suspended
  334. slide
    move smoothly along a surface
  335. smog
    air pollution by a mixture of smoke and fog
  336. smoking
    the act of smoking tobacco or other substances
  337. smorgasbord
    a collection containing a variety of sorts of things
  338. solo
    any activity that is performed alone without assistance
  339. specialty
    an asset of special worth or utility
  340. speculation
    continuous and profound contemplation or musing on a subject or series of subjects of a deep or abstruse nature
  341. speed
    a rate (usually rapid) at which something happens
  342. spice
    any of a variety of pungent aromatic vegetable substances used for flavoring food
  343. spicy
    having an agreeably pungent taste
  344. spirit
    the vital principle or animating force within living things
  345. sportsmanship
    fairness in following the rules of the game
  346. spring
    move forward by leaps and bounds
  347. squad
    a smallest army unit
  348. squat
    sit on one's heels
  349. STD
    a communicable infection transmitted by sexual intercourse or genital contact
  350. stability
    the quality or attribute of being firm and steadfast
  351. stamina
    enduring strength and energy
  352. staple
    material suitable for manufacture or use or finishing
  353. starve
    die of food deprivation
  354. starving
    suffering from lack of food
  355. statistics
    a branch of applied mathematics concerned with the collection and interpretation of quantitative data and the use of probability theory to estimate population parameters
  356. stimulate
    cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner
  357. strategy
    an elaborate and systematic plan of action
  358. streak
    a narrow marking of a different color or texture from the background
  359. strength
    the property of being physically or mentally strong
  360. stress
    special emphasis attached to something
  361. stretching
    exercise designed to extend the limbs and muscles to their full extent
  362. stride
    walk with long steps
  363. strong
    having strength or power greater than average or expected
  364. struggle
    strenuous effort
  365. substance
    the real physical matter of which a person or thing consists
  366. suitability
    the quality of having the properties that are right for a specific purpose
  367. superstition
    an irrational belief arising from ignorance or fear
  368. supination
    rotation of the hands and forearms so that the palms face upward
  369. support
    the act of bearing the weight of or strengthening
  370. supremacy
    power to dominate or defeat
  371. suspension
    the act of suspending something (hanging it from above so it moves freely)
  372. swimming
    the act of swimming
  373. symptom
    (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease
  374. system
    a group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole
  375. tackle
    seize and throw down an opponent player, who usually carries the ball
  376. taunting
    abusing vocally; expressing contempt or ridicule
  377. team
    a cooperative unit (especially in sports)
  378. teammate
    a fellow member of a team
  379. teasing
    the act of harassing someone playfully or maliciously (especially by ridicule); provoking someone with persistent annoyances
  380. technical
    of or relating to technique or proficiency in a practical skill
  381. technique
    a practical method or art applied to some particular task
  382. temptation
    the act of influencing by exciting hope or desire
  383. tension
    the action of stretching something tight
  384. terror
    an overwhelming feeling of fear and anxiety
  385. testing
    the act of subjecting to experimental test in order to determine how well something works
  386. therapeutic
    tending to cure or restore to health
  387. therapy
    (medicine) the act of caring for someone (as by medication or remedial training etc.)
  388. time out
    a pause from doing something (as work)
  389. timing
    the regulation of occurrence, pace, or coordination to achieve a desired effect (as in music, theater, athletics, mechanics)
  390. tobacco
    aromatic annual or perennial herbs and shrubs
  391. tone
    (music) the distinctive property of a complex sound (a voice or noise or musical sound)
  392. torso
    the body excluding the head and neck and limbs
  393. tournament
    a sporting competition in which contestants play a series of games to decide the winner
  394. trainer
    one who trains other persons or animals
  395. training
    activity leading to skilled behavior
  396. transformation
    the act of changing in form or shape or appearance
  397. transplant
    transfer from one place or period to another
  398. trauma
    an emotional wound or shock often having long-lasting effects
  399. treatment
    the management of someone or something
  400. tremor
    an involuntary vibration (as if from illness or fear)
  401. trend
    a general tendency to change (as of opinion)
  402. trot
    ride at a trot
  403. ultrasound
    using the reflections of high-frequency sound waves to construct an image of a body organ (a sonogram); commonly used to observe fetal growth or study bodily organs
  404. unhealthy
    not in or exhibiting good health in body or mind
  405. unusual
    not usual or common or ordinary
  406. unbelievable
    beyond belief or understanding
  407. unrestricted
    not subject to or subjected to restriction
  408. vaccination
    taking a vaccine as a precaution against contracting a disease
  409. valiant
    having or showing valor
  410. valor
    the qualities of a hero or heroine; exceptional or heroic courage when facing danger (especially in battle)
  411. vault
    a burial chamber (usually underground)
  412. vegetable
    any of various herbaceous plants cultivated for an edible part such as the fruit or the root of the beet or the leaf of spinach or the seeds of bean plants or the flower buds of broccoli or cauliflower
  413. vibration
    a shaky motion
  414. victory
    a successful ending of a struggle or contest
  415. violation
    an act that disregards an agreement or a right
  416. virus
    (virology) ultramicroscopic infectious agent that replicates itself only within cells of living hosts; many are pathogenic; a piece of nucleic acid (DNA or RNA) wrapped in a thin coat of protein
  417. vitamin
    any of a group of organic substances essential in small quantities to normal metabolism
  418. voluntary
    (military) a person who freely enlists for service
  419. vulnerable
    capable of being wounded or hurt
  420. waive
    do without or cease to hold or adhere to
  421. walking
    the act of traveling by foot
  422. warm up
    get warm or warmer
  423. watchful
    engaged in or accustomed to close observation
  424. weigh
    have a certain weight
  425. weight
    the vertical force exerted by a mass as a result of gravity
  426. weight
    the vertical force exerted by a mass as a result of gravity
  427. win
    a victory (as in a race or other competition)
  428. wince
    draw back, as with fear or pain
  429. winless
    having no wins
  430. winning
    succeeding with great difficulty
  431. wisdom
    accumulated knowledge or erudition or enlightenment
  432. witness
    someone who sees an event and reports what happened
  433. work
    activity directed toward making or doing something
  434. work out
    find the solution to (a problem or question) or understand the meaning of
  435. x-ray
    take an x-ray of something or somebody
  436. yoga
    Hindu discipline aimed at training the consciousness for a state of perfect spiritual insight and tranquility that is achieved through the three paths of actions and knowledge and devotion
  437. yard
    the enclosed land around a house or other building
  438. zeal
    a feeling of strong eagerness (usually in favor of a person or cause)
  439. zest
    a tart spicy quality
  440. zinc
    a bluish-white lustrous metallic element; brittle at ordinary temperatures but malleable when heated; used in a wide variety of alloys and in galvanizing iron; it occurs naturally as zinc sulphide in zinc blende
  441. zone
    an area or region distinguished from adjacent parts by a distinctive feature or characteristic