||Present in large quantities.
||Living close to a lake means we have an abundant supply of water.
||To gradually collect.
||Each fall, leaves accumulate in our driveway.
||Correct; free from errors.
||Make sure your address is accurate before submitting your online order.
||Used to something.
||Having 8AM classes means I’m accustomed to getting up early.
||To come into possession of.
||When my grandmother died, I acquired her cookbook collection.
||Refusing to change an opinion.
||The defendant was adamant that he was innocent.
||Enough to suit your needs.
||Our house isn’t big, but it’s adequate for the two of us.
||Close to or next to.
||The park is adjacent to the school.
||To change something so it serves its purpose better.
||The bike seat may be too high; you’ll probably need to adjust it.
||Something that makes it easier to achieve success.
||His height gives him an advantage in basketball.
||To publicly support.
||My aunt is a major advocate for women’s’ rights.
||Unfavorable; against one’s desires.
||I had an adverse reaction to my medication and had to stop taking it.
||We should aggregate our resources to share them more easily.
||Assertive and pushy.
||The salesperson was very aggressive when trying to get us to buy the television.
||To put aside for a specific purpose.
||The village needs to allocate funds for building the new school.
||Another option or choice.
||If the ATM is broken, an alternative solution is to stop by the bank.
||Someone who is inexperienced or not highly skilled in a particular area.
||He’s an amateur soccer player and is still learning the rules of the game.
||Having several potential meanings; unclear and difficult to understand.
||When I asked the HR manager what my chances were of getting the job, she gave me a very ambiguous reply.
||Having large goals.
||My son is very ambitious and hopes to be a millionaire by the time he’s thirty.
||To change for the better; to improve.
||I believe we should amend our country’s tax laws.
||Our new apartment has ample space for the two of us.
||Deviation from the norm.
||The basketball player is the team’s best free thrower, so his missing both shots was an anomaly.
||The annual company barbeque takes place every August.
||To tease or be hostile towards a person or group.
||The boy loves to antagonize his little sister by pulling her hair.
||Manner or feeling.
||After she got grounded, the teenager had a bad attitude for the rest of the day.
||To give credit.
||Be sure to attribute credit to your sources when writing a research paper.
||Based on a whim or random decision.
||Flipping a coin is an arbitrary way to make a decision.
||Requiring a lot of effort.
||After you cross the bridge, there’s an arduous walk up the hill.
||To lessen a negative feeling.
||The mother assuaged her child’s fear of the dark.
||To suppose without solid proof.
||I assumed he was rich because he worked as a lawyer.
||To increase or make larger.
||She augments her regular salary by babysitting on the weekends.
||Something positive or advantageous.
||A benefit of doing homework on Friday is that your weekend will be free.
||Our neighbor berated us after we broke his window playing baseball.
||To give as a gift.
||The medal was bestowed upon him by the president.
||To brag or talk with excessive pride.
||He always boasts of his talents after he wins a game.
||To help raise or increase something.
||I gave him a pep talk to boost his self-esteem before his speech.
||Rude and tactless.
||The brash man always asked inappropriate questions.
||Short (in terms of time).
||It will only have a brief meeting, so you’ll still have plenty of time for lunch.
||Abrupt to the point of rudeness.
||After being away for so long, I expected more than her brusque greeting.
||A harsh, unpleasant mixture of noise.
||The cuckoo clock shop lets off a cacophony every hour.
||I wish they would cease arguing.
||To express strong disapproval.
||Every parent in our district censured the education cuts.
||Arranged in order of time or date.
||Put the historical events in chronological order to make them easier to study.
||To make clear; to remove confusion.
||I didn’t understand the instructions, so I asked the teacher to clarify them.
||To combine or grow together.
||The people on the street eventually coalesced into a group.
||To force someone to do something against their will.
||The young boy was coerced into stealing by his friends.
||Being aware or having knowledge of something.
||Before mountain climbing, you need to be cognizant of the risks.
||Uniting; becoming one.
||Water molecules show strong cohesion when they stick together.
||To occur at the same time.
||This year Thanksgiving coincided with my birthday.
||To fall down or break down.
||The old building finally collapsed, leaving nothing but a pile of rubble.
||To hit one another with a forceful impact.
||The two cars collided on the freeway.
||Dedication to a cause or activity.
||Joining a school play is a big commitment. You’ll need to practice every evening.
||A group of people who live or work together.
||The Chinese community in my city is hosting a New Year celebration next week.
||The mountains concealed the ocean from view.
||He believes women should be paid as much as men, and I concur.
||A disagreement or fight.
||The conflict between the two families has been going on for generations.
||To restrict or repress.
||You should move your plant to a bigger pot, otherwise you’ll constrain its roots.
||To consider thoughtfully.
||I spend a lot of time contemplating what career I want to have.
||To go on without stopping.
||My neighbors have been continuously blasting their music since last night.
||To give the opposite opinion.
||I told the employees that sales were down, but my boss contradicted me and said sales were actually up.
||To give something (usually money or time) to a common fund or cause.
||Every roommate contributes part of his paycheck to the grocery bill.
||To make known.
||I’ve conveyed my interest in working for that company.
||He always takes copious notes during class to study later on.
||Central; of main importance.
||Although many employees left the company, the core leadership remained.
||To gradually wear away.
||The rust corroded the paint on my car.
||Trying to carry four grocery bags at once was very cumbersome.
||The courses given by a school or program.
||Our school needs to add more music courses to its curriculum.
||Facts, statistics, or pieces of information.
||The data from these graphs show that yearly temperatures are increasing.
||To decline in health or excellence.
||After the tree died, its wood began to decay.
||To trick or mislead.
||He deceived me by pretending to be a millionaire.
||To find the meaning of.
||The spy deciphered the secret code.
||He made a declaration to the office that he was quitting.
|| 1. To politely refuse.
| 1. I declined his offer of a ride home.2. Her health has declined ever since she turned 70.
||To lower in quality.
||My attempt at cake degraded into a crumbly mess.
||Let me demonstrate the proper way of throwing a football.
||To state that something isn’t true.
||He denied being the robber.
||To significantly decrease.
||Your shopping sprees have depleted my savings.
||To deliver and leave an item.
||Please deposit your books in the bin outside the library.
||Worth having or wanting.
||Bravery is a desirable trait for firefighters to have.
||I despise early morning classes.
||To locate something.
||The police dog detected the missing child’s scent.
||The warning signs on the house deterred trespassers.
||To differ from the norm.
||I decided to deviate from my normal route home and took a shortcut.
||To plan or create.
||The coach devised a plan for winning the game.
||A sharp criticism or attack.
||The politician went into a diatribe against her opponent.
||To wander from the main subject.
||The teacher digressed from the lecture to discuss the weather.
||A situation where one must choose between two difficult choices.
||The student faced the dilemma of attending school sick or missing her exam.
||To shrink or reduce.
||Sprinkle baking soda on the carpet to diminish the stain.
||To get rid of.
||I need to dispose of this trash.
||Too large or small when compared to something else.
||The piece of pie I received was disproportionately small.
||To interrupt by causing a disturbance.
||The protesters disrupted the politician’s speech.
||The camera filter distorted the image.
||To give portions of something.
||Distribute the materials evenly among the class.
||Showing a lot of variety.
||This city has a very diverse population.
||To cause a change of course.
||Because of the accident, the police had to divert traffic down a side street.
||The theater has dynamic shows, so you never know what you’ll see.
||To reduce unpleasantness or difficulty.
||This prescription will ease your allergies.
||Now that I’m following a schedule at work, I’m much more efficient.
||Our team lost the match and was eliminated from the competition.
||A select, above-average group.
||The elite detective team were also sent for when there were big crimes.
||Moving speech or writing.
||Her eloquent writing has gained her many fans.
||To give special importance to when speaking or writing.
||The teacher emphasized the due date of the project.
||To suffer through something difficult with patience.
||He has endured four knee operations so far.
||To intensify or magnify.
||The falling snow enhanced the beauty of the small village.
||A perfect example of something.
||The duchess is the epitome of class.
||Twenty-four is equivalent to two dozen.
||He apologized for his erroneous statement.
||An approximate value.
||Try to get an estimate of the number of people attending the concert.
||To avoid or escape.
||By hiding in the bathroom, we were able to evade the intruder.
||At the end of the class, every student will evaluate how well the professor taught.
||Facts or information that help prove or disprove something.
||These fossils are evidence of evolution.
||To gradually change.
||The small school evolved into a world-class institution.
||Worthy of imitation.
||She is an exemplary student, and you should copy her study habits.
||To leave out.
||The young boy was excluded from his friends’ soccer game.
||Not admitting the majority.
||We may not be able to get in since that club is very exclusive.
||To increase in size.
||Adding air to bike tires will cause them to expand.
||Expert knowledge or skill in a particular field.
||The surgeon’s expertise is knee surgeries.
||To use selfishly.
||The company exploited its workers by making them work long hours.
||To reveal or unmask.
||The emails presented exposed the company’s corruption.
||An act of making something longer.
||If you’re sick on the day the paper is due, the teacher may give you an extension on the due date.
||To get or remove something.
||The dentist extracted one of my teeth.
||A time when there is an extreme lack of food.
||Millions of children in Ethiopia died due to the famine there.
||Possible to do.
||This study plan you made for me sounds feasible, even with my work schedule.
||Having an end or limits.
||Remember that life is finite; you’re not immortal.
||A feature that ruins the perfection of something.
||I got the diamond for a reduced price since the stone had a flaw.
||To change continually.
||I’m not sure what to wear since the temperature has been fluctuating so much.
||The central point or idea.
||The program is going to focus on environmental issues.
||The king decided to fortify the castle walls to protect them during attacks.
||A skeletal structure designed to support something.
||Skyscrapers must have a strong framework to support all the floors.
||Unnecessary; of little importance
||You must stop spending your money on frivolous purchases.
||A purpose natural to a person or thing.
||The function of petals is to attract insects to the plant.
||Of primary importance.
||Learning scales is fundamental to being a good piano player.
||A space in between to objects.
||Be careful to avoid the gap between the two steps.
||Communication that is distorted and unclear.
||Our answering machine is so bad that people’s voices are always garbled.
||The fire generates heat, which keeps the room warm.
||Pompous; overly important.
||The actress had only one small part before she got grandiose ideas of her fame.
||Overused and unoriginal.
||HIs poems contain many hackneyed phrases.
||There was no schedule, so the event was very haphazard.
||Not gentle; unpleasant.
||Her comments on my performance were very harsh and not kind at all.
||In a hurry.
||In order to avoid the police, the robbers made a hasty retreat.
||Full of risk.
||The nuclear reactor has a lot of hazardous waste.
||To pause, often due to reluctance.
||She hesitated before entering the abandoned building.
||A ranking system.
||In the office hierarchy, the manager is higher than the associate.
||Something that causes delay or resistance.
||Her hatred of public transportation is a hindrance when trying to get around New York City.
||The dead tree is hollow.
||An intense feeling of fear.
||The haunted house filled me with horror.
||My ex-boyfriend’s new girlfriend was very hostile towards me.
||An unproven idea that attempts to explain something.
||You’ll need to conduct an experiment to test your hypothesis.
||Exactly the same.
||The twins were completely identical.
||Unable to read.
||Because he’d never been able to attend school, the man was illiterate.
||To explain by using an example.
||The professor illustrated the lesson with a personal story.
||Effect or influence.
||His moving words had a large impact on me.
||Drinking alcohol will impair your driving abilities.
||To carry out.
||We will implement the new schedule starting next semester.
||To strongly suggest.
||My mother implied that I was the one who forgot to take out the trash.
||To force upon.
||After the riots, the mayor imposed a curfew on the town.
||To reduce to poverty.
||These medical bills are going to impoverish me.
||A reason to do something.
||I hate my job, but the big paychecks are a good incentive to stick with it.
||Continuing without pause.
||I can’t sleep because of the dog’s incessant barking.
||A minor part.
||Don’t worry about your grade on this quiz; it’s only an incidental part of your grade.
||To urge on.
||The ringleader incited the soldiers to rebellion.
||My inclination is to go to bed early.
||Incapable; lacking ability.
||The incompetent worker was fired from his job.
||His pitching has been very inconsistent all season.
||She is an indefatigable hiker and can walk all day.
||Not able to be challenged.
||She’s the indisputable star of the basketball team.
||Not producing any major impact.
||The drug was shown to be ineffective at curing cancer.
||Unable to be avoided.
||Even if you’re healthy, death is inevitable in the end.
||To guess based on evidence.
||I inferred that she was annoyed based on her body language.
||To increase in size.
||Getting a promotion has really inflated his ego.
||The ability to have an impact of something.
||The older sister has been a positive influence on her younger siblings.
||To hinder or restrain.
||This cleaning spray inhibits the growth of bacteria.
||She was the initial president of the company.
||An investigation to determine the truth.
||Congress launched an inquiry after the senator was accused of taking bribes.
||Necessary to complete the whole.
||You can’t quit. You’re an integral part of this team.
||When making a cake, you need to fully integrate the wet and dry ingredients.
||To explain the meaning of something.
||I need you to interpret this German speech for me.
||To come between people, objects, or an event and change what is happening.
||When the toddlers couldn’t share their toys, their mothers had to intervene.
||The intrepid mountain climber reached the top of Mt. Everest.
||The pattern on this blanket is so intricate.
||We found the stranger’s questions too personal and very invasive.
||To examine or study.
||The police are going to investigate the crime scene.
||Easy to anger.
||Even though my grandfather seems irascible, he’s actually very loving.
||The use of words to give a meaning opposite to their literal meaning.
||“I love spending my Friday nights doing homework,” she said with irony.
||Not sure which direction to go in, he stood irresolute.
||Words specific to a certain job or group.
||To be a successful doctor, you’ll need to learn a lot of medical jargon.
||The newlyweds jointly opened up a bank account.
||A special talent or skill.
||My brother has a real knack for solving tricky math problems.
||Work or effort.
||Building a house requires a lot of labor.
||To fall behind.
||I stayed with the front group of runners for the first few miles, but after that I began to lag.
||To mock or ridicule.
||The cartoonist lampooned the president’s speech.
||To become weak; to be neglected.
||During winter break, my plants languished since I was visiting my parents and couldn’t water them.
||A talk given to an audience.
||The professor will give a 30 minute lecture before the quiz.
||I’m leery of taking the dark-looking shortcut.
||The way he became mayor is completely legitimate.
||Merciful; less harsh.
||The judge gave the criminal a lenient sentence due to his bad childhood.
||I don’t have much homework, so it’s likely I’ll be able to go out tonight.
||His claims about me are absolutely ludicrous.
||To continue at the same level.
||She has maintained the same weight since high school.
||This test is a major part of your final grade.
||To influence, especially in an unfair way.
||He tried to manipulate the results of the election.
||To increase to the greatest possible size.
||The store’s goal this year is to maximize its profit.
||To find the size and dimensions of something.
||By measuring the tree, I found it was seven feet tall.
||The meal the chef made was only mediocre.
||My mother will mend the hole in my shirt.
||A way of doing something.
||Her method for making bread takes three days.
||To move from one place to another.
||Every fall, the geese migrate to Florida.
||The smallest or lowest amount possible.
||You need to get a minimum of 70% on the test to pass the class.
||Giving the wrong idea.
||The advertisement for the weight loss pills is very misleading since studies have shown they’re ineffective.
||I need to modify my style so it looks more professional.
||The boy was morose after hearing he didn’t make the football team.
||The negligent babysitter invited her friends over while the children were upstairs.
||I was hurt when my friend greeted me so nonchalantly.
||To follow orders or instructions.
||My dog always obeys me when I ask her to sit.
||The spy obtained the secret codes we need.
||The large poster of Michael Jackson over her bed made it obvious who her favorite singer was.
||Someone on the opposite side for a game or contest.
||The soccer player blocked her opponent’s shot at the goal.
||To unfairly burden.
||For the past ten generations the royal family has oppressed the peasants by keeping them in poverty.
||The source; where something began.
||The explorers are trying to find the origin of the Nile.
||A typical example of something.
||This work of art is a paradigm of the period; you’ll see many examples of it in the museum.
||The parsimonious woman only donated a dollar to charity.
||To join in.
||My leg was feeling much better, so I decided to partake in the soccer match.
||Preferring one option over others.
||We can get strawberry ice cream, but I’m actually more partial to chocolate.
||Something existing in very small amounts; scarcity.
||During the drought, the town had a paucity of fresh water.
||The highest or most important point.
||Winning the championship was the peak of his career.
||Located on the side or edge.
||There are some peripheral fights going on at the outdoor concert.
||To penetrate or pass through.
||Let the maple syrup permeate your waffles before eating them.
||To continue, especially when facing opposition.
||I may have lost my last six games, but I will continue to persist trying to win.
||How does your question pertain to the lecture?
||A period or stage in a process.
||In high school, I went through a phase where I only wore black clothes.
||A record of opinions or votes.
||The polls show that my candidate is going to win the election.
||Only take one sleeping pill since they’re very potent.
||Your boyfriend is too dramatic. I think you need a more pragmatic man.
||To give approval or admiration.
||The book is the best I’ve ever read; I can’t praise it enough.
||To come before.
||The flower girls preceded the bride when they walked down the aisle.
||When collecting data, it’s important that your measurements are very precise.
||Having a high reputation.
||Harvard is one of the most prestigious colleges in the United States.
||If more people don’t start washing their hands, disease will become more prevalent.
||First; most important.
||Maeve’s primary goal in life is to become a doctor.
||Previous or earlier.
||Prior to becoming a teacher, Elena worked as a book editor.
||To continue doing something.
||I’m sorry for interrupting; please proceed with your speech.
||The dog’s progeny all have yellow fur.
||To further to progress of something.
||I’m promoting this new indie movie so that more people will buy tickets to it.
||To do well.
||Dave hopes his new business will prosper and make him a millionaire.
||Nearness in time or space.
||The twins hated to be apart, so they bought houses in close proximity to each other.
||Disagreement or fight; to have an argument.
||Nina and her boyfriend always quarrel over money.
||The distance between two things, often the maximum and the minimum.
||The range of ages at the concert spanned from 12 to 65.
||An official position or station.
||Archibald was promoted to the rank of first captain.
||To sternly disapprove or reprimand.
||After staying out too late, Grace received a rebuke from her parents.
||To give a brief summary.
||At the end of his speech, the politician made sure to recapitulate his main points.
||Two days after the flood, the seawater finally began to recede from our house.
||To present someone with confidence and approval.
||I need to ask Mr. Smith if he’ll recommend me for this leadership position.
||To make changes that improve something.
||Melanie’s father is in charge of reforming to school system.
||To supervise or control a process so that it functions correctly.
||Ben needs to regulate how much he eats in order to stay at a healthy weight.
||To strengthen with added support.
||The builders reinforced the house’s wooden frame with steel beams.
||To say no to something that is offered.
||Lydia rejected my invitation to the homecoming dance.
||To free; to allow to be known.
||The CEO decided to release the company’s profits from last year.
||To depend on.
||I rely on coffee to get my through my mornings.
||To express disapproval or disappointment.
||The coach reproached the players for failing to play their best.
||To need for a specific purpose.
||The camping trip requires that every participant bring their own food and sleeping bag.
||To feel bitterness or anger towards someone or something.
||I’ve always resented my sister because she is my mother’s favorite child.
||To give up an office or position.
||Due to his declining health, the mayor decided to resign from office.
||To withstand the effect of.
||Resist the impulse to have ice cream for breakfast.
||To come to a firm decision.
||Matt resolved to get better grades next semester by studying every night.
||To confine or keep within limits.
||My doctor told me to restrict myself to one glass of wine a day.
||To continue to do something or keep something.
||I’ve decided to retain my normal hairstyle.
|| 1. To draw back in.2. To withdraw something after it’s found to be untrue.
|| 1. I felt calmer after the lion retracted its claws. 2. After numerous errors were found, the newspaper retracted the story.
||To bring back.
||Alexis got out of the car to retrieve the ball her little brother had thrown.
||Used just for style or impact.
||You aren’t expected to actually answer rhetorical questions.
||The boys’ father was happy to see the base of the treehouse was rigid and sturdy.
||Rotate the sculpture so I can see the other side.
||Something that serves as protection or ensures safety.
||A retirement fund is one way to safeguard your finances for the future.
||To very carefully examine.
||The judges were looking for perfection, so they scrutinized every entry.
||A part of the whole.
||This section of the stadium dressed completely in red.
||Jane selected a blue dress to wear to the wedding.
||Things that follow each other in a certain order.
||Librarians need to know how order books in the correct sequence.
|| 1. Harsh or strict.2. Grave, critical.
|| 1. The robbers suffered severe consequences for stealing.2. My uncle is currently battling a severe illness in the hospital.
||You don’t need to worry about getting your dress wet. The water is very shallow here.
||To protect from something harmful.
||The empty barn gave the men shelter during the storm.
||To become smaller.
||Hopefully this cream will cause my scar to shrink.
||The Gettysburg Address was a significant event during the Civil War.
||A person, place, or thing where something was obtained.
||You shouldn’t use Wikipedia as a source when writing school papers.
||The farm was almost empty; there were just a few sparse trees here and there.
||To clearly indicate which one.
||You need to specify which size shirt you want before I can order it.
||To form a theory without strong evidence.
||My sister loves to speculate on the private lives of celebrities.
||Alone; without others.
||The hermit lives a solitary existence deep in the mountains.
||After losing the competition, the chess players were very somber.
||To calm or comfort.
||The mother sang a lullaby to soothe her crying baby.
||Filthy and unpleasant.
||The shelter was squalid and overcrowded.
||Unlikely to change or fail.
||We’re lucky to live in a country with such a stable government.
||Sluggish, showing little movement.
||With few new jobs created, the economy has remained stagnant for the past five years.
||A plan to reach a desired outcome.
||The football team will need a good strategy to win the game tomorrow.
||Coming after something in time.
||The first king was a good ruler, but subsequent kings have all been corrupt.
||A person or thing acting in place of another.
||If you don’t have sugar, honey makes a good substitute for this recipe.
||Difficult to notice right away.
||Maya’s perfume was very subtle; you had to get close to her to smell it.
||Enough to serve a particular purpose.
||Make sure you have sufficient food for the camping trip.
||To briefly give the main points.
||The class didn’t have time to read the book, so the professor summarized it for them.
||To oversee work or a process.
||My dad didn’t think we were old enough to build the fort on our own, so he supervised us.
||To take the place of something else.
||The king was supplanted by his treacherous younger brother who locked him in the dungeon.
|| 1. To temporarily stop.2. To hang something from somewhere.
|| 1. The power outage suspended the school concert.2. The lamp is suspended from the high ceiling.
||Having the belief that someone is doing something dishonest or illegal.
||The couple became suspicious when they saw strange men removing their neighbor’s expensive electronics during the night.
||To keep going.
||I stopped trying to sustain the friendship after he made fun of how I looked.
||Serving as a symbol.
||A cross is symbolic of Christianity.
||Relating to a specific subject or craft.
||The laptop manual is full of technical terms only a computer expert can understand.
||Situated at the end.
||Everyone on the train must get off at the terminal stop.
||To put up with.
||I tolerate the rude man since he is my husband’s best friend.
||To move from one place to another.
||Ben’s work is going to transfer him from Chicago to Detroit.
||Changing from one state or condition to another.
||The transition from student to employee can often take awhile to get used to.
|| 1. See-through material.2. Easy to detect.
|| 1. The glass vase is completely transparent.2. Her attempt to flatter the movie star was very transparent.
||The fee for instruction at a school.
||College tuition prices have gone up in recent decades.
||Not attracting attention.
||The prince’s bodyguards had mastered the art of being unobtrusive.
||Ian was lucky to walk away from the car crash unscathed.
||Even when she’s having a bad day, my mom always has an upbeat attitude.
||Since I tried my hardest on the exam, I felt my teacher’s criticism of me was unjust.
||To waver or be indecisive.
||She vacillated between the two dresses before finally deciding to wear a skirt.
||The soldiers had valid concerns about the battles they’d be facing.
||To disappear quickly.
||The plane vanished behind the clouds.
||To be different from something else in a group.
||A judgement or decision.
||The jury delivered a guilty verdict.
||A small trace of something that is disappearing or has already disappeared.
||The empty castle still had a few vestiges of its former wealth.
||A small container used to hold liquids.
||The chemist carefully filled the vial with the bubbling solution.
||To speak poorly of; to slander.
||Mark was vilified by his angry ex-girlfriend.
||Taking up a lot of space.
||The puffy wedding dress had voluminous sleeves.
||On the contrary.
||I always save my money whereas my brother is constantly in debt.
||The monk is wholly devoted to his faith.
||Occurring over a large region.
||There is widespread poverty across that country.
||To droop and become limp.
||Plants will wilt if you don’t water them regularly.