Vocabulary Lists

Explore our library of over 500,000 lists.

Featured Lists

"The Witch of Blackbird Pond," Vocabulary from Chapters 1-4

Struggling against the historical setting of 17th century Connecticut, the words crafted by...
40 Words

"Into Thin Air," Vocabulary from Chapters 1-5

Conquer these words to understand the personal account Jon Krakauer gives of a May 1996 Mt. Everest...
45 Words

"The Marvels," Vocabulary from pages 392-456

After marveling at nearly 400 pages of pictures, see how Brian Selznick stages his scenes with...
40 Words

Nehru's "Tryst with Destiny" Speech

On August 15, 1947, India signed an agreement that granted it s independence from Britain. India had...
24 Words
Top Rated Lists

The Vocabulary.com Top 1000

The top 1,000 vocabulary words have been carefully chosen to represent difficult but common words...
1000 Words

100 Words Every Middle Schooler Should Know

American Heritage Dictionaries normally feature about 70,000 entries. From that multitude, the...
100 Words

GRE High Frequency Words

Barron's GRE 17th Edition High Freq Words
334 Words

100 SAT Words Beginning with "A"

What better way to prepare for the sentence completion and passage-based questions on the SAT than...
100 Words

Some Helpful Poetry Terms

One of the stumbling blocks when trying to study poetry is that it seems like a different world....
24 Words

The New SAT: Language of the Test - List #1

How can you perform well on the new reading section of the SAT if you don’t fully understand the...
25 Words

ASVAB Word Knowledge

The Word Knowledge subtest of the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is a vocabulary...
100 Words

The New SAT: Words to Capture Tone - List #1

On the New SAT, all of the Reading Test questions are multiple choice and are based on reading...
25 Words

"The Witch of Blackbird Pond," Vocabulary from Chapters 1-4

Struggling against the historical setting of 17th century Connecticut, the words crafted by...
40 Words

"Into Thin Air," Vocabulary from Chapters 1-5

Conquer these words to understand the personal account Jon Krakauer gives of a May 1996 Mt. Everest...
45 Words

"The Marvels," Vocabulary from pages 392-456

After marveling at nearly 400 pages of pictures, see how Brian Selznick stages his scenes with...
40 Words

"Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie," Vocabulary from "Dangerous Pie" to "No More Vacation"

Learn these words from Jordan Sonnenblick's emotional novel based on a true story of a family's...
40 Words

Power Prefix #1: anti-

Learn these words beginning with the power prefix "anti" (meaning "against," "in opposition to," or...
10 Words

Latin Love, Vol I: sci

The root of this "knowledge" word tree usually appears as "sci." Its most famous branch is the word...
10 Words

Body Parts: Corpus

Know your body through this list. For more dissections of words with Latin and Greek anatomy, check...
13 Words

We the People: Civis

Work your way through these lists focused on Greek and Latin roots representing people and the...
10 Words

Vocabulary from The Articles of Confederation

Just as "history is written by the winners," the historical record often skips over missteps or...
43 Words

The Bill of Rights

Learn these 50 words to better understand the first ten amendments of the U.S. Constitution.
50 Words

Martin Luther King, Jr., "Letter from a Birmingham Jail" (1963)

In April 1963 Dr. King was arrested for leading a non-violent protest in Birmingham, Alabama. In a...
96 Words

The Star-Spangled Banner

The American National Anthem, The Star-Spangled Banner, is sung at assemblies, before sporting...
15 Words

Nehru's "Tryst with Destiny" Speech

On August 15, 1947, India signed an agreement that granted it s independence from Britain. India had...
24 Words

Michelle Obama's Speech at the 2016 DNC

Many political pundits and speech critics claim that Michelle Obama's speech at the 2016 Democratic...
50 Words

History is made in PA: Clinton's DNC Acceptance Speech

Hillary Clinton became the first woman to act as a major party's presidential nominee on July 28,...
50 Words

Fear and Loathing in Cleveland: Trump's RNC Acceptance Speech

On the evening of July 21, 2016, Donald J. Trump accepted the Republican presidential nomination...
50 Words

Vocabulary of the Summer Olympics

The 2016 Olympic Games will begin this August in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Learn this list of 28 words...
28 Words

"Flag" Day Words

Flag Day is June 14. At the end of a hot summer day, you can droop like Old Glory on a day without...
11 Words

Vocabulary from Beyoncé's "Lemonade"

Beyoncé's Lemonade is collection of songs, a long-form video and an extended spoken word performance...
12 Words

Some Tricky Homonyms

Words that sound the same but are spelled differently (a type of homonym) can be stumbling blocks in...
32 Words

Vocabulary Heard at the 2016 Democratic National Convention

The Democratic National Convention was held in Philadelphia from July 25-28, 2016. The vocabulary...
20 Words

Vocabulary Heard at the 2016 Republican National Convention

Here is a list of 20 words spoken at the 2016 Republican National Convention. Speakers ranged from...
20 Words

U.S. Government Lingo

Learning this list will prime you to better understand news articles about the daily business of the...
25 Words

Elie Wiesel (1928-2016) Tribute List

Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize Elie Wiesel died on July 2 at the age of 87. Wiesel was a survivor...
10 Words

Sign up, it's free!

Whether you're a student, an educator, or a life-long learner, Vocabulary.com can put you on the path to systematic vocabulary improvement.