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  1. abandon
    forsake; leave behind
  2. ability
    the quality of having the means or skills to do something
  3. abolish
    do away with
  4. absorb
    take in a liquid
  5. abundant
    present in great quantity
  6. abuse
    cruel or inhumane treatment
  7. acceleration
    an increase in rate of change
  8. accept
    receive willingly something given or offered
  9. access
    the right to enter
  10. accommodate
    have room for; hold without crowding
  11. accomplish
    achieve with effort
  12. accurate
    characterized by perfect conformity to fact or truth
  13. accuse
    blame for; make a claim of wrongdoing or misbehavior against
  14. acquaint
    cause to come to know personally
  15. active
    characterized by energetic movement
  16. actual
    existing in act or fact
  17. acute
    ending in a sharp point
  18. adapt
    make fit for, or change to suit a new purpose
  19. adaptation
    the process of adjusting or conforming to new conditions
  20. adjacent
    having a common boundary or edge
  21. admire
    feel high regard for
  22. adopt
    take into one's family
  23. advantage
    the quality of having a superior or more favorable position
  24. advice
    a proposal for an appropriate course of action
  25. affect
    have an influence upon
  26. afflict
    cause physical pain or suffering in
  27. afford
    have the financial means to do something or buy something
  28. algorithm
    a precise rule specifying how to solve some problem
  29. altar
    a raised structure on which sacrifices to a god are made
  30. ambition
    a strong drive for success
  31. amnesia
    partial or total loss of memory
  32. amphibian
    cold-blooded vertebrate living on land but breeding in water
  33. amputate
    remove surgically
  34. analogy
    drawing a comparison in order to show a similarity
  35. analyze
    break down into components or essential features
  36. ancestor
    someone from whom you are descended
  37. anguish
    extreme distress of body or mind
  38. annoy
    disturb, especially by minor irritations
  39. annual
    occurring every year
  40. antagonist
    someone who offers opposition
  41. antonym
    a word that expresses an opposite meaning
  42. anxiety
    a vague unpleasant emotion in anticipation of a misfortune
  43. anxious
    causing or fraught with or showing nervousness
  44. apparel
    clothing in general
  45. apparent
    clearly revealed to the mind or the senses or judgment
  46. appeal
    earnest or urgent request
  47. appease
    make peace with
  48. append
    fix to; attach
  49. approach
    move towards
  50. appropriate
    suitable for a particular person, place, or situation
  51. approximate
    not quite exact or correct
  52. apt
    being of striking pertinence
  53. arbitrary
    based on or subject to individual discretion or preference
  54. arbitrate
    act between parties with a view to reconciling differences
  55. arch
    a curved masonry construction for spanning an opening
  56. architect
    someone who creates plans to be used in making something
  57. arctic
    extremely cold
  58. arena
    a large structure for open-air sports or entertainments
  59. arrange
    put into a proper or systematic order
  60. arrest
    take into custody
  61. ascend
    travel up
  62. assist
    give help; be of service
  63. attempt
    make an effort
  64. attentive
    taking heed
  65. attitude
    a complex mental state involving beliefs and feelings
  66. attract
    exert a force on
  67. attractive
    pleasing to the eye or mind as through beauty or charm
  68. auditorium
    the area of a theater or hall where the audience sits
  69. average
    an intermediate scale value regarded as normal or usual
  70. aversion
    a feeling of intense dislike
  71. avoid
    stay away from
  72. awkward
    lacking grace or skill in manner or movement or performance
  73. baggage
    cases used to carry belongings when traveling
  74. bashful
    self-consciously timid
  75. basic
    reduced to the simplest and most significant form possible
  76. batch
    a collection of things or persons to be handled together
  77. bathe
    clean one's body by immersion into water
  78. benefit
    something that aids or promotes well-being
  79. bestow
    give as a gift
  80. binoculars
    an optical instrument for simultaneous use by both eyes
  81. blanch
    turn pale, as if in fear
  82. blend
    mix together different elements
  83. blossom
    a flower or cluster of flowers on a plant
  84. bluff
    a high steep bank
  85. blur
    confuse or make unclear
  86. bluster
    be gusty, as of wind
  87. boil
    change from a liquid to vapor
  88. bold
    fearless and daring
  89. border
    the boundary of a surface
  90. boulder
    a large smooth mass of rock detached from a place of origin
  91. brainstorm
    try to solve a problem by thinking intensely about it
  92. bridge
    structure allowing passage across a river or other obstacle
  93. brilliant
    full of light; shining intensely
  94. brooch
    a decorative pin
  95. brook
    a natural stream of water smaller than a river
  96. burden
    weight to be carried or borne
  97. burrow
    a hole made by an animal, usually for shelter
  98. cable
    a very strong thick rope made of twisted hemp or steel wire
  99. calligraphy
    beautiful handwriting
  100. cane
    a strong slender often flexible stem as of bamboos, reeds, rattans, or sugar cane
  101. capable
    having ability
  102. cape
    a strip of land projecting into a body of water
  103. captain
    the leader of a group of people
  104. captivity
    the state of being imprisoned
  105. cardinal
    a vivid red color
  106. carefree
    without trouble or worry
  107. caucus
    meet to select a candidate or promote a policy
  108. cavern
    a large cave or a large chamber in a cave
  109. ceiling
    the overhead upper surface of a covered space
  110. certain
    established beyond doubt or question; definitely known
  111. chamber
    a natural or artificial enclosed space
  112. checkered
    patterned with alternating squares of color
  113. chest
    the part of the human torso between the neck and the diaphragm or the corresponding part in other vertebrates
  114. chief
    the head of a tribe or clan
  115. chill
    coldness due to a cold environment
  116. circular
    having a circular shape
  117. circumference
    the length of the closed curve of a circle
  118. Circus
    a genus of haws comprising the harriers
  119. citation
    an official award usually given as formal public statement
  120. cliff
    a steep high face of rock
  121. climate
    the weather in some location averaged over a period of time
  122. coarse
    rough to the touch
  123. coast
    the shore of a sea or ocean
  124. coax
    influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering
  125. coil
    a round shape formed by a series of connected loops
  126. coin
    a flat metal piece (usually a disc) used as money
  127. column
    a line of units following one after another
  128. commission
    the act of granting authority to undertake certain functions
  129. commit
    engage in or perform
  130. commotion
    a disorderly outburst or tumult
  131. compel
    force somebody to do something
  132. comport
    behave in a certain manner
  133. composition
    the way in which someone or something is put together
  134. comprehension
    an ability to understand the meaning of something
  135. comprehensive
    including all or everything
  136. conduct
    the way a person behaves toward other people
  137. conductor
    the person who leads a musical group
  138. confer
    present
  139. conscientious
    characterized by extreme care and great effort
  140. consecrate
    give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause
  141. conservatory
    a schoolhouse with special facilities for fine arts
  142. consider
    think about carefully; weigh
  143. conspicuous
    obvious to the eye or mind
  144. constant
    uninterrupted in time and indefinitely long continuing
  145. constituency
    the body of voters who elect a representative for their area
  146. constitute
    form or compose
  147. contend
    compete for something
  148. contraction
    the act of decreasing in size or volume or quantity or scope
  149. contrast
    the opposition or dissimilarity of things that are compared
  150. convention
    the act of meeting formally
  151. conversation
    the use of speech for informal exchange of views or ideas
  152. counter
    a calculator recording the number of times something happens
  153. cranky
    easily irritated or annoyed
  154. creak
    make a high-pitched, squeaking noise
  155. credible
    capable of being believed
  156. croak
    a harsh hoarse utterance (as of a frog)
  157. cross
    a marking that consists of lines that intersect each other
  158. cue
    a reminder for some action or speech
  159. cunning
    showing inventiveness and skill
  160. dainty
    something considered choice to eat
  161. damp
    slightly wet
  162. debris
    the remains of something that has been destroyed
  163. decay
    the organic phenomenon of rotting
  164. decimal
    a number in a system based on ten
  165. deed
    a legal document to effect a transfer of property
  166. define
    show the form or outline of
  167. degree
    a specific identifiable position in a continuum or series
  168. delay
    time during which some action is awaited
  169. delicacy
    the quality of being exquisitely fine in appearance
  170. delicate
    developed with extreme subtlety
  171. demonstrable
    capable of being proved
  172. demoralize
    lower someone's spirits; make downhearted
  173. deny
    declare untrue; contradict
  174. despair
    a state in which all hope is lost or absent
  175. destination
    the place designated as the end, as of a race or journey
  176. diminish
    decrease in size, extent, or range
  177. double negative
    an affirmative constructed from two negatives
  178. earnest
    characterized by a firm, humorless belief in one's opinions
  179. eavesdrop
    listen without the speaker's knowledge
  180. edict
    a formal or authoritative proclamation
  181. elude
    escape, either physically or mentally
  182. emerge
    come out into view, as from concealment
  183. encourage
    inspire with confidence
  184. enduring
    unceasing
  185. engage
    consume all of one's attention or time
  186. engross
    devote fully to
  187. enjoin
    give instructions to or direct somebody to do something
  188. enormous
    extraordinarily large in size or extent or degree
  189. entertain
    provide amusement for
  190. essay
    an analytic or interpretive literary composition
  191. establish
    set up or found
  192. evident
    clearly revealed to the mind or the senses or judgment
  193. exalt
    praise, glorify, or honor
  194. exasperate
    make furious
  195. exasperation
    actions that cause great irritation
  196. excise
    remove by cutting
  197. exert
    put to use
  198. exertion
    use of physical or mental energy; hard work
  199. exhausted
    depleted of energy, force, or strength
  200. exhilarate
    fill with sublime emotion
  201. fable
    a short moral story
  202. facial expression
    a gesture executed with the facial muscles
  203. falter
    move hesitatingly, as if about to give way
  204. fathom
    a linear unit of measurement for water depth
  205. fiction
    a literary work based on the imagination
  206. fierce
    marked by extreme and violent energy
  207. financial
    involving fiscal matters
  208. flail
    an implement with a handle and a free swinging stick
  209. flay
    strip the skin off
  210. flourish
    grow vigorously
  211. folktale
    a tale circulated by word of mouth among the common folk
  212. foresight
    seeing ahead; knowing in advance; foreseeing
  213. forsake
    leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch
  214. fortitude
    strength of mind that enables one to endure adversity
  215. foster
    providing nurture though not related by blood or legal ties
  216. fragrance
    a pleasingly sweet olfactory property
  217. frail
    physically weak
  218. frantic
    marked by uncontrolled excitement or emotion
  219. frequent
    coming at short intervals or habitually
  220. frontier
    a wilderness at the edge of a settled area of a country
  221. frown
    a facial expression of dislike or displeasure
  222. frustrate
    hinder or prevent, as an effort, plan, or desire
  223. furious
    marked by extreme anger
  224. furnish
    provide with objects or articles that make a room usable
  225. gain
    obtain
  226. galaxy
    a collection of star systems
  227. gallon
    United States liquid unit equal to 4 quarts or 3.785 liters
  228. gasp
    a short labored intake of breath with the mouth open
  229. generate
    bring into existence
  230. generosity
    the trait of being willing to give your money or time
  231. genre
    a kind of literary or artistic work
  232. gesture
    motion of hands or body to emphasize a thought or feeling
  233. gird
    bind with something round or circular
  234. gist
    the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work
  235. gleaming
    bright with a steady but subdued shining
  236. glossary
    an alphabetical list of technical terms in a field
  237. glum
    moody and melancholic
  238. graphic
    written or drawn or engraved
  239. gravity
    the force of attraction between all masses in the universe
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