Dictionary of Prefixes and Suffixes

Useful English Affixes

Author: Manik Joshi

Publisher: Manik Joshi

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 63

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AFFIX A letter or group of letters added to the beginning or end of a word to get a new word with a changed meaning. Examples – im- in impossible; ntier- in international -able in agreeable; -er in learner English Affixes could be divided into two groups: Prefixes and Suffixes PREFIX A letter or group of letters added to the beginning of a word to get a new word with a changed meaning. Examples – im- in impossible; inter- in international; un- in unaffected SUFFIX A letter or group of letters added to the end of a word to get a new word with a changed meaning. Examples – -able in agreeable; -er in learner; -ness in quickness Sample This: ENGLISH PREFIXES – A a- Used to form: adjectives, adverbs and nouns General meaning: not, without Examples: acellular / amoral / apolitical / atheism / atheist / atypical ****** ad- Used to form: nouns and verbs General meaning: addition, tendency Examples: adjoin / adjudge / admixture ****** ambi- Used to form: adjectives, adverbs and nouns General meaning: both of two Examples: ambidexterity / ambidextrous / ambivalence / ambivalent ****** ante- Used to form: adjectives, nouns and verbs General meaning: prior to; in front of Examples: antedate / antenatal / anterior / ante-room ****** anti- Used to form: adjectives and nouns General meaning: against; the opposite of; preventing Examples: anti-aircraft / anti-bacterial / antibiotic / antibody / anti-choice / anticlerical / anticlimax / anticlockwise / anticoagulant / anti-competitive / anti-copying / anti-corruption / anticyclone / antidepressant / anti-drug / anti-encroachment / anti-extremism / antifreeze / anti-globalization / anti-graft / antigravity / anti-hate / anti-hero / anti-inflammatory / anti-liquor / anti-lock / anti-malarial / anti-national / antioxidant / antiparticle / anti-people / anti-personnel / antiperspirant / anti-poaching / antipyretic / antiretroviral / anti-rowdy / anti-sabotage / antiseptic / antisocial / anti-stalking / antitank / anti-terror / anti-terrorism / anti-theft / antitrust / antiviral / antivirus ****** ENGLISH SUFFIXES – A -able Used to form: adjectives, adverbs and nouns General meaning: that can, should or must be done; having the characteristic of Examples: adaptable / agreeable / amenable / amicable / appreciable / approachable / assessable / avertable / avoidable / believable / breakable / calculable / changeable / chargeable / comfortable / companionable / computable / conceivable / controllable / curable / decipherable / declarable / desirable / detectable / detestable / doable / enjoyable / escapable / excitable / explainable / explicable / exploitable / fashionable / foreseeable / graspable / honorable / imaginable / imperturbable / indubitable / inevitable / justifiable / manageable / moveable / noticeable / observable / payable / pleasurable / portable / preventable / punishable / quantifiable / questionable / ratable / reachable / readable / reasonable / reckonable / recognizable / reliable / reputable / respectable / serviceable / sociable / stoppable / taxable / traceable / transferable / translatable / transportable / understandable / usable / utilizable / variable / washable / wearable / workable ****** -ability Used to form: nouns General meaning: a level of skill, intelligence, etc. Example: capability / curability / excitability / inescapability / inevitability / playability / preventability / serviceability / unavoidability / usability / workability ****** -ably Used to form: adverbs General meaning: skillful and well; in a particular manner Examples: affably / capably / charitably / comfortably / demonstrably / indisputably / inevitably / irritably / notably / noticeably / presumably / probably / reasonably / remarkably ****** -acy Used to form: nouns General meaning: the position, quality, state or status of Examples: accuracy / adequacy / delicacy / democracy / intimacy / primacy / privacy / supremacy ******

Word Stems

A Dictionary

Author: John Kennedy

Publisher: Soho PressInc

ISBN: 9781569470510

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 297

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Provides a dictionary of common words and word stems along with lists of word stems with their definitions and roots.

The Origins of English Words

A Discursive Dictionary of Indo-European Roots

Author: Joseph Twadell Shipley

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801896436

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 672

View: 7893

Anecdotal, eclectic, and always enthusiastic, The Origins of English Words is a diverting expedition beyond linguistics into literature, history, folklore, anthropology, philosophy, and science.

Vocabulary from Latin and Greek Roots

Author: Elizabeth Osborne

Publisher: Prestwick House Inc

ISBN: 9781580492072

Category: English language

Page: 144

View: 9478

Students learn the sources of hundreds of vocabulary words with this new, multi-year program. Unlike many programs that depend on rote memorization, Vocabulary from Latin and Greek Roots incorporates a variety of techniques to teach students the skills they need to determine the meaning of unfamiliar words, while also expanding sight vocabulary.Vocabulary from Latin and Greek Roots reinforces new words through:a format that capitalizes on word familiesassociative hooks and visuals to jog the memorybuilding language-analysis skillsexercises designed for maximum retentionMany vocabulary programs are focused on preparing students for a test from week to week, but Vocabulary from Latin and Greek Roots teaches skills that they can use for a lifetime.Teaches word analysis skills by focusing on root words.Additional notes on word and phrase histories build interestHumorous visual mnemonics reinforce recall.Book Five is recommended for 11th Grade.This is a student classroom edition. Tests and Answer Keys are available through the publisher but are only sold to schools and teachers.

Dictionary of Root Words

Greek and Latin Roots

Author: Manik Joshi

Publisher: Manik Joshi

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 35

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What are “Root Words”? -- A root, or root word is a word which is used to form another word. It is also called a base word. A root does not have a prefix (A letter or group of letters added to the beginning of a word) or a suffix (A letter or group of letters added to the end of a word). Root is the primary lexical unit of a word, and of a word family. For example, pure is a root. By adding prefixes and suffixes, the following words could be made: impure, purity, pureness. Similarly, play and move are root words. By adding prefixes and suffixes, the following words could be made: plays, played, playing, player; moving, movement, moved, movable, mover, movingly. In this book, I have given most common Greek and Latin roots which are used in English language. Sample this: Root Words -- A- AB/ABS-Origin: Latin-Meaning: -way, from, off-Examples:-abate -- to subside; abhor -- to hate | related word: abhorrence; abject -- hopeless; abjure -- to renounce; abnormal -- unusual | related words: abnormally, abnormality; abrasion -- cut or scratch; abroad -- out of the country; abscess -- swelling; abscond -- to run away | related word: absconder; abseil -- to go down a steep cliff; absence -- nonattendance | related words: absent / absentee / absenteeism / absentia / absently; absolute -- complete; absolve -- to forgive; absorb -- to soak up | related words: absorbable / absorbance / absorbed / absorbency / absorbent / absorbing / absorption; abstain -- to give up something for moral reason | related words: abstainer / abstention / abstinence; abstemious -- critical; abstinent -- not having something for moral reason; abstract -- theoretical | related words: abstracted / abstractedly / abstraction / abstractly; abstruse -- difficult to understand; obscure; absurd -- ridiculous | related words: absurdist / absurdity / absurdly; abundance -- plenty | related words: abundant / abundantly **** ALB -Origin: Latin - Meaning: white - Examples:- albino -- somebody born with no pigment in skin | related word: albinism; albumen -- white of an egg **** AMBI- Origin: Latin-Meaning: both-Examples:- ambiguous -- double meaning; uncertain; ambidexterity -- ability to use both the left and right hand equally well | related word: ambidextrous; ambivalent -- showing both good and bad feelings **** ANIM- Origin: Latin- Meaning: breath, life - Examples:-animate -- having life; to make something full of liveliness | related words: animated, animatedly, animation, animato, animator; animateur -- a person who promotes social activities; animism -- the belief that natural objects possesses soul | related words: animist, animistic **** AQUA- Origin: Latin- Meaning: water- Examples: -aquaculture -- the act of growing of plants in water for food; aqualung -- a device for breathing for divers; aquamarine -- a pale greenish-blue stone or color; aquaplane -- an equipment used in boat; aquarium -- container to kept fish and water plants; aquarobics -- physical exercises that are done in water; aquatic -- growing near water **** AUD- Origin: Latin- Meaning: hearing- Examples:- audible -- capable of being heard | related words: audibly, audibility; audience -- crowd of listeners; auditorium -- a building for public meetings, etc. **** Other Root Words – A - Root Word [Origin] – Meaning - a [Greek] -- not | ab [Latin] -- away, off | ablat [Latin] -- remove | ablut [Latin] -- wash | abort [Latin] -- born too soon | abr [Greek] -- delicate | abras [Latin] -- rub off | abund [Latin] -- overflow | aca [Greek] -- point; silence | acanth [Greek] -- thorn | acar [Greek] -- tiny | acceler [Latin] -- hasten | ace [Greek] -- heal | acer [Latin] -- sharp | acerb [Latin] -- bitter | acet [Latin] -- vinegar | ach [Greek] -- pain | achr [Greek] -- colorless | acid [Latin] -- sour | acm [Greek] -- summit | aco [Greek] -- relief | acri [Latin] -- bitter | acrib [Greek] -- exact | acrit [Greek] -- confused | acro [Greek] -- height, summit | acut [Latin] -- sharp | ad [Latin] -- toward | ade [Greek] -- enough | adip [Latin] -- fat | adol [Greek] -- genuine | adox [Greek] -- irrelevant | adr [Greek] -- thick | adul [Latin] -- flatter | adulter [Latin] -- pollute | aegi [Latin] -- a shield | aegr [Latin] -- sick | aeno [Greek] -- terrible | aep [Greek] -- tall | aequa [Latin] -- equal | aero [Greek] -- atmosphere | aesthet [Greek] -- sensitive | aeth [Greek] -- unusual | aeti [Greek] -- a cause | ag [Latin] -- toward | aga [Greek] -- very | agall [Greek] -- adorn | agan [Greek] -- gentle | agath [Greek] -- good | agglutin [Latin] -- joined together with glue | agn [Greek] -- pure | agr [Greek] -- booty | agro [Greek] -- field | aist [Greek] -- unseen | alb [Latin] -- white | ale [Greek] -- strong | aleo [Greek] -- warm | alg [Greek] -- pain | alia [Greek] -- assembly | alio [Greek] -- different | alluv [Latin] -- overflow | alter [Latin] -- other | alti [Latin] -- high | am [Greek] -- not, without | ama [Greek] -- together | amal [Greek] -- soft | amar [Latin] -- bitter | ambi Latin] -- both | ambl [Greek] -- blunt | ambo [Latin] -- both | ambul [Latin] -- to walk | ameb/amoeb [Greek] -- change | ami [Latin] -- friend | amor [Latin] -- liking | amphi [Greek] -- both | ampl [Latin] -- plentiful | an [Greek] -- not, without | anch [Greek] -- strangle | anchi [Greek] -- near | andr [Greek] -- masculine | anemo [Greek] -- wind | aneu [Greek] -- without | ang [Greek] -- vessel | ania [Greek] -- trouble | ann [Latin] -- yearly | annal [Latin] -- annual | ano [Greek] -- up | anomal [Greek] -- irregular | ante [Latin] -- before, old | antho [Greek] -- flower | anthra [Greek] -- coal | anthropo [Greek] -- human | anti [Greek] -- against | antr [Greek] -- cavity | anu [Latin] -- ring | aper [Latin] -- open | aphe [Greek] -- touch | aphel [Greek] -- smooth | aphod [Greek] -- departure | aphr [Greek] -- foam | aphron [Greek] -- silly | aphy [Greek] -- suck | apor [Greek] -- away from | apsi [Greek] -- juncture | ar [Greek] -- not, without | ara [Latin] -- plow | arc [Latin] -- arch | arcan [Latin] -- box | arcan [Latin] -- hidden | arch [Greek] -- ruler | archae/arche [Greek] -- ancient | arcy [Greek] -- net | ardo [Greek] -- water, irrigate | aren [Latin] -- sand | argent [Latin] -- silver | ari [Greek] -- much | arid [Latin] -- dry | arist [Greek] -- excellence | arthr [Greek] -- joint | asci [Greek] -- bladder | asine [Greek] -- harmless | aspr [Latin] -- rough | aster [Greek] -- star | atav [Latin] -- ancestor | athl [Greek] -- contest | atm [Greek] -- smoke | atr [Latin] -- black | au [Greek] -- besides | aug [Latin] -- increase | aur [Latin] -- relating to gold | auri [Latin] -- relating to the ear | auro [Latin] -- air | auto [Greek] -- self | avar [Latin] -- greed | avi [Latin] -- bird | axi [Latin] -- axis | axio [Greek] -- precious

The Greek & Latin Roots of English

Author: Tamara M. Green

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442233281

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

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The Greek & Latin Roots of English approaches the study of Latin and Greek thematically: vocabulary is organized into various topics, from politics to philosophy, with chapters featuring cumulative exercises and notes to help students learn the pleasures (and pitfalls) of language study. The fifth edition features revised exercises, alphabetical vocabulary lists, and more.

The roots of English

a reader's handbook of word origins

Author: Robert Claiborne

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 335

View: 6435

Starting with the mysterious origins of many of our most common English words, The Roots of English shows in a concise, dictionary-style format how they "grew" over thousands of years into the words we use today.

NTC's Dictionary of Latin and Greek Origins

Author: Robert Moore

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780844283210

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 400

View: 2678

This unique reference equips students with vocabulary skills that will last a lifetime. Students study Latin and Greek roots and learn the huge number of English words that derive from them. The impressive number of entries and explanations, presented in a light and non-threatening manner, will give students the vocabulary boost they need.

English Words from Latin and Greek Elements

Author: Donald M. Ayers,R. L. Cherry

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 9780816508990

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 290

View: 4574

Presents an overview of the development of the English language and examines the formation of words especially from Greek and Latin roots. Also discusses definitions and usage.

Dictionary Of Word Roots

Author: Donald Borror

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780874840537

Category: Reference

Page: 134

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One of the outstanding problems of the biologist, whether he be beginning student or specialists, is that of understanding technical terms. The best way to understand and remember technical terms is to understand first their component parts, or roots. This dictionary has been designed primarily to meet the needs of the beginning student, the medical student, and the taxonomist, but it should be of value to all biologists.

List of 5000 Advanced English Words : Most Used Tough English Words

Author: MANIK JOSHI

Publisher: Manik Joshi

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 165

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There are thousands of words in English language. To learn meanings of all these words is really difficult. If you have sound knowledge of Basic English, you are supposed to know meanings of hundreds of common words in English. Now, it is time to enhance your English vocabulary by learning most used advanced English words. I have selected 5000 advanced words based on their frequent use in newspapers, magazines, books, internet, etc. It took me more than 10 years to create list of 5000 most used advanced English words. Letter A -- 275 Advanced English Words Letter B -- 242 Advanced English Words Letter C -- 438 Advanced English Words Letter D -- 321 Advanced English Words Letter E -- 238 Advanced English Words Letter F -- 233 Advanced English Words Letter G -- 171 Advanced English Words Letter H -- 149 Advanced English Words Letter I -- 266 Advanced English Words Letter J -- 51 Advanced English Words Letter K -- 19 Advanced English Words Letter L -- 132 Advanced English Words Letter M -- 175 Advanced English Words Letter N -- 66 Advanced English Words Letter O -- 109 Advanced English Words Letter P -- 393 Advanced English Words Letter Q -- 22 Advanced English Words Letter R -- 303 Advanced English Words Letter S -- 787 Advanced English Words Letter T -- 205 Advanced English Words Letter U -- 172 Advanced English Words Letter V -- 98 Advanced English Words Letter W -- 112 Advanced English Words Letter XYZ -- 23 Advanced English Words TOTAL -- 5000 ADVANCED ENGLISH WORDS SYMBOLS USED IN THIS DICTIONARY adj. -- adjective // adv. -- adverb // n. -- noun // prep. -- preposition // pron. -- pronoun // v. -- verb IMPORTANT NOTE: I have not given meanings of these words in this book. You can use any dictionary of your choice to find meanings of these advanced words, or if you wish you can buy my book “DICTIONARY OF DIFFICULT WORDS: 5000 ENGLISH WORDS” in which I have given 5000 words and their meanings. Sample This: List of Advanced English Words -- A 0001 -- abandon (v.) related word: abandoned (adj.) abandonment (n.) 0002 -- abase (v.) related word: abasement (n.) 0003 -- abashed (adj.) 0004 -- abate (v.) related word: abatement (n.) 0005 -- abdicate (v.) related word: abdication (n.) 0006 -- aberrant (adj.) related word: aberration (n.) 0007 -- abet (v.) 0008 -- abhor (v.) related words: abhorrent (adj.) abhorrence (n.) 0009 -- abide (v.) 0010 -- abiding (adj.) 0011 -- abject (adj.) related word: abjectly (adv.) 0012 -- abjure (v.) 0013 -- ablaze (adj.) 0014 -- ablutions (n.) 0015 -- abnegate (v.) related word: abnegation (n.) 0016 -- abode (n.) 0017 -- abolish (v.) related words: abolition (n.) abolitionist (n.) 0018 -- abominate (v.) related words: abominable (adj.) abomination (n.) 0019 -- aboriginal (adj.) 0020 -- abortive (adj.) 0021 -- abound (v.) 0022 -- about-turn (n.) 0023 -- above board (adj./adv.) 0024 -- abrasion (n.) 0025 -- abrasive (adj.) related words: abrasively (adv.) abrasiveness (n.) 0026 -- abreast (adv.) 0027 -- abridge (v.) related words: abridged (adj.) abridgement (n.) 0028 -- abrogate (v.) related word: abrogation (n.) 0029 -- abrupt (adj.) related words: abruptly (adv.) abruptness (n.) 0030 -- abscond (v.) 0031 -- abseil (v.) 0032 -- absolution (n.) 0033 -- absolutism (n.) related word: absolutist (adj./n.) 0034 -- absolve (v.) 0035 -- abstain (v.) 0036 -- abstemious (adj.) 0037 -- abstinence (n.) 0038 -- abstracted (adj.) related word: abstractedly (adv.) 0039 -- abstruse (adj.) 0040 -- abundant (adj.) related word: abundantly (adv.) 0041 -- abut (v.) 0042 -- abysmal (adj.) related word: abysmally (adv.) 0042 -- abyss (n.) 0044 -- accede (v.) 0045 -- accentuate (v.) related word: accentuation (n.) 0046 -- accession (n.) 0047 -- acclaim (v.) related word: acclamation (n.) 0048 -- acclimatize (acclimate) (v.) related word: acclimatization (acclimation) (n.) 0049 -- accolade (n.) 0050 -- accommodate (v.) related words: accommodating (adj.) accommodation (n.) 0051 -- accord (n./v.) 0052 -- accost (v.) 0053 -- accouter (accouter) (v.) related word: accouterments (n.) 0054 -- accredit (v.) related words: accredited (adj.) accreditation (n.) 0055 -- accretion (n.) 0056 -- accrue (v.) related word: accrual (n.) 0057 -- acculturate (v.) related word: acculturation (n.) 0058 -- acerbic (adj.) related word: acerbity (n.) 0059 -- Achilles heel (n.) 0060 -- acme (n.) 0061 -- acolyte (n.) 0062 -- acoustic (adj.) related words: acoustically (adv.) acoustician (n.) acoustics (n.) 0063 -- acquiesce (v.) related words: acquiescent (adj.) acquiescence (n.) 0064 -- acrid (adj.) 0065 -- acrimony (n.) related words: acrimonious (adj.) acrimoniously (adv.) 0066 -- acrobat (n.) related words: acrobatic (adj.) acrobatically (adv.) acrobatics (n.) 0067 -- acronym (n.) 0068 -- acuity (n.) 0069 -- acumen (n.) 0070 -- ad hominem (adj./adv.) 0071 -- ad infinitum (adv.) 0072 -- ad nauseam (adv.) 0073 -- adamant (adj.) related word: adamantly (adv.) 0074 -- adamantine (adj.) 0075 -- addendum (n.) 0076 -- addle (v.) related word: addled (adj.) 0077 -- adduce (v.) 0078 -- adhere (v.) related word: adherence (n.) 0079 -- adherent (n.) 0080 -- adhesive (adj./n.) related word: adhesion (n.) 0081 -- adieu (exclamation) 0082 -- adjure (v.) 0083 -- adlib (v.) 0084 -- admonish (v.) related words: admonitory (adj.) admonition (n.) 0085 -- adore (v.) related words: adorable (adj.) adoring (adj.) adoringly (adv.) adorably (adv.) adoration (n.) 0086 -- adorn (v.) related word: adornment (n.) 0087 -- adrift (adj.) 0088 -- adroit (adj.) related words: adroitly (adv.) adroitness (n.) 0089 -- adumbrate (v.) 0090 -- advent (n.) 0091 -- adventitious (adj.) 0092 -- aesthete (n.) related words: aesthetic (adj./n.) aesthetically (adv.) aesthetics (n.) aestheticism (n.) 0093 -- affable (adj.) related words: affably (adv.) affability (n.) 0094 -- affinity (n.) 0095 -- afflict (v.) related word: affliction (n.) 0096 -- affluent (adj.) related word: affluence (n.) 0097 -- affray (n.) 0098 -- affront (n./v.) 0099 -- aficionado (n.) 0100 -- aflame (adj.) 0101 -- agglomerate (adj./n./v.) related word: agglomeration (n.) 0102 -- aggrandizement (n.) 0103 -- aggravate (v.) related words: aggravated (adj.) aggravating (adj.) aggravation (n.) 0104 -- aggrieved (adj.) 0105 -- aggro (n.) 0106 -- aghast (adj.) 0107 -- agile (adj.) related word: agility (n.) 0108 -- agog (adj.) 0109 -- agonize (v.) related words: agonized (adj.) agonizing (adj.) agonizingly (adv.) 0110 -- agony (n.) 0111 -- agrarian (adj.) 0112 -- aground (adv.) 0113 -- ail (v.) 0114 -- airy-fairy (adj.) 0115 -- ajar (adj.) 0116 -- al fresco (adj./adv.) 0117 -- alacrity (n.) 0118 -- albatross (n.) 0119 -- alchemy (n.) 0120 -- alien (adj.) 0121 -- alienate (v.) related word: alienation (n.) 0122 -- alight (adj./v.) 0123 -- allay (v.) 0124 -- allegiance (n.) 0125 -- alleviate (v.) related word: alleviation (n.) 0126 -- allure (n.) 0127 -- allusion (n.) related word: allusive (adj.) 0128 -- alluvial (adj.) related word: alluvium (n.) 0129 -- aloft (adv.) 0130 -- also-ran (n.) 0131 -- altercation (n.) 0132 -- altruism (n.) related word: altruistic (adv.) 0133 -- ambidextrous (adj.) 0134 -- ambience (n.) related word: ambient (adj.) 0135 -- ambivalence (n.) related words: ambivalent (adj.) ambivalently (adv.) 0136 -- amble (v.) 0137 -- ambrosia (n.) 0138 -- ambulatory (adj.) 0139 -- amenable (adj.) 0140 -- amicable (adj.) related word: amicably (adv.) 0141 -- amiss (adj./adv.) 0142 -- amity (n.) 0143 -- amnesia (n.) related word: amnesiac (n.) 0144 -- amorous (adj.) related word: amorously (adv.) 0145 -- amorphous (adj.) 0146 -- amplify (v.) related word: amplification (n.) 0147 -- anachronism (n.) related word: anachronistic (adj.) 0148 -- analgesia (n.) related word: analgesic (adj./n.) 0149 -- analogy (n.) 0150 -- anathema (n.) 0151 -- anecdote (n.) 0152 -- angst (n.) 0153 -- anguish (n.) related word: anguished (adj.) 0154 -- animated (adj.) related word: animatedly (adv.) 0155 -- animism (n.) related words: animistic (adj.) animist (n.) 0156 -- animosity (n.) 0157 -- animus (n.) 0158 -- annals (n.) 0159 -- annex (v.) related word: annexation (n.) 0160 -- annihilate (v.) related word: annihilation (n.) 0161 -- annotate (v.) 0162 -- annul (v.) related word: annulment (n.) 0163 -- anodyne (adj.) 0164 -- anoint (v.) 0165 -- anomalous (adj.) related words: anomalously (adv.) anomaly (n.) 0166 -- anomie (n.) 0167 -- anorexia (n.) related word: anorexic (adj./n.) 0168 -- antagonize (v.) related words: antagonistic (adj.) antagonistically (adv.) antagonist (n.) antagonism (n.) 0169 -- antecedent (adj./n.) 0170 -- antediluvian (adj.) 0171 -- anthology (n.) 0172 -- antipathy (n.) related word: antipathetic (adj.) 0173 -- antiquated (adj.) 0174 -- antiquity (n.) 0175 -- antithesis (n.) related word: antithetical (adj.) 0176 -- apathy (n.) related words: apathetic (adj.) apathetically (adv.) 0177 -- aphorism (n.) related word: aphoristic (adj.) 0178 -- aplomb (n.) 0179 -- apnea (apnoea) (n.) 0180 -- apocalypse (n.) related word: apocalyptic (adj.) 0181 -- apocryphal (adj.) 0182 -- apoplexy (n.) 0183 -- apostate (n.) 0184 -- apostle (n.) 0185 -- appalled (adj.) related words: appalling (adj.) appallingly (adv.) 0186 -- apparent (adj.) 0187 -- apparition (n.) 0188 -- appease (v.) related word: appeasement (n.) 0189 -- append (v.) related word: appendage (n.) 0190 -- appetizing (adj.) 0191 -- applaud (v.) 0192 -- appliqué (n.) related word: appliquéd (adj.) 0193 -- apportion (v.) related word: apportionment (n.) 0194 -- apposite (adj.) 0195 -- appraise (v.) related words: appraisal (n.) appraiser (n.) 0196 -- appreciable (adj.) related word: appreciably (adv.) 0197 -- appurtenance (n.) 0198 -- apropos (prep.) 0199 -- aquifer (n.) 0200 -- arable (adj.) 0201 -- arbiter (n.) 0202 -- arbitrary (adj.) related words: arbitrarily (adv.) arbitrariness (n.) 0203 -- arbitrate (v.) related word: arbitration (n.) 0204 -- arboreal (adj.) 0205 -- arcane (adj.) 0206 -- archetype (n.) 0207 -- ardent (adj.) related word: ardently (adv.) 0208 -- ardor (ardour) (n.) 0209 -- arduous (adj.) related word: arduously (adv.) 0210 -- argot (n.) 0211 -- arid (adj.) related word: aridity (n.) 0212 -- Armageddon (n.) 0213 -- armistice (n.) 0214 -- arm-twisting (n.) 0215 -- arouse (v.) related word: arousal (n.) 0216 -- arraign (v.) related word: arraignment (n.) 0217 -- arrant (adj.) 0218 -- arrogant (adj.) related word: arrogantly (adv.) 0219 -- artifact (artefact) (n.) 0220 -- ascend (v.) 0221 -- ascendancy (n.) related words: ascendant (n.) ascension (n.) 0222 -- ascetic (adj./n.) related word: asceticism (n.) 0223 -- ascribe (v.) related words: ascribable (adj.) ascription (n.) 0224 -- ashen (adj.) 0225 -- asinine (adj.) 0226 -- askew (adj./adv.) 0227 -- aslant (adv.) 0228 -- asperity (n.) related word: aspersions (n.) 0229 -- aspire (v.) 0230 -- assail (v.) 0231 -- assault (n./v.) 0232 -- assent (n./v.) 0233 -- assertive (adj.) related words: assertively (adv.) assertiveness (n.) 0234 -- assiduous (adj.) related words: assiduously (adv.) assiduity (n.) 0235 -- assign (v.) 0236 -- assimilate (v.) related word: assimilation (n.) 0237 -- assuage (v.) 0238 -- astonish (v.) 0239 -- astound (v.) related words: astounded (adj.) astounding (adj.) astoundingly (adv.) 0240 -- astride (adv./prep.) 0241 -- astringent (adj.) related word: astringency (n.) 0242 -- astronomical (adj.) related word: astronomically (adv.) 0243 -- astute (adj.) related words: astutely (adv.) astuteness (n.) 0244 -- asunder (adv.) 0245 -- atavistic (adj.) 0246 -- ataxia (n.) related word: ataxic (adj.) 0247 -- atone (v.) related word: atonement (n.) 0248 -- atrocity (n.) related words: atrociously (adv.) atrociousness (n.) 0249 -- attenuate (v.) related words: attenuated (adj.) attenuation (n.) 0250 -- attire (n.) related word: attired (adj.) 0251 -- attuned (adj.) 0252 -- audacity (n.) related words: audacious (adj.) audaciously (adv.) 0253 -- auditory (adj.) 0254 -- augment (v.) related word: augmentation (n.) 0255 -- augur (v.) related word: augury (n.) 0256 -- aura (n.) 0257 -- aural (adj.) related word: aurally (adv.) 0258 -- austere (adj.) related words: austerely (adv.) austerity (n.) 0259 -- autism (n.) related word: autistic (adj.) 0260 -- automation (n.) 0261 -- avarice (n.) related word: avaricious (adj.) 0262 -- avenue (n.) 0263 -- aver (v.) 0264 -- averse (adj.) related word: aversion (n.) 0265 -- avert (v.) 0266 -- avid (adj.) related words: avidly (adv.) avidity (n.) 0267 -- avow (v.) related words: avowed (adj.) avowedly (adv.) avowal (n.) 0268 -- awash (adj.) 0269 -- awe (n./v.) 0270 -- awe-inspiring (adj.) 0271 -- awesome (adj.) related word: awesomely (adv.) 0272 -- awestruck (adj.) 0273 -- awful (adj./adv.) related word: awfulness (n.) 0274 -- awry (adj./adv.) 0275 -- axiom (n.) related word: axiomatic (adj.)

Word Power Made Easy

The Complete Handbook for Building a Superior Vocabulary

Author: Norman Lewis

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0307817490

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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The most effective vocabulary builder in the English language provides a simple, step-by-step method that will increase your knowledge and mastery of written and spoken English. Word Power Made Easy does more than just add words to your vocabulary. It teaches ideas and a method of broadening your knowledge as an integral part of the vocabulary building process. Do you always use the right word? Can you pronounce it—and spell it—correctly? Do you know how to avoid illiterate expressions? Do you speak grammatically, without embarrassing mistakes? If the answer to any of these questions is no, you need Word Power Made Easy. Written in a lively, accessible, and timeless style, and loaded with helpful reviews, progress checks, and quizzes to reinforce the material, this classic resource has helped millions learn to speak and write with confidence.

Homonyms, Homophones and Homographs

Vocabulary Building

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HOMONYMS Homonym a word that is spelt like another word (or pronounced like it) but which has a different meaning, for example Key meaning ‘set of answer to problems’ and Key meaning ‘button on computer keyboard’. The state of being a homonym is called homonymy. Very Important Note: In Strict Sense, Homonyms have same spelling, same pronunciation, and different meaning. HOMONYMS in Strict Sense: Same Spelling / Same Pronunciation / Different meaning Homonyms are also known as “Multiple Meaning Words”. Examples: fare, principal, etc. Fare -- a passenger | Fare -- price Principal -- most important | Principal -- head of a school In Wider Sense, Homonyms can also include words that have same or similar pronunciation (but different spelling) or same spelling (but different pronunciation). In first situation, they are called ‘HOMOPHONES’ In second situation, they are called ‘HOMOGRAPHS’ HOMONYMS In Wider Sense: HOMOPHONES: Different Spelling / Same or Similar Pronunciation / Different meaning Note: ‘Homophones’ are also called ‘Heterographs’. Homophones are also known as “Sound-Alike Words”. Examples: ad/add, know/no, etc. ad -- advertisement | add -- to include know -- to have information | no -- refusal HOMOGRAPHS: Same Spelling / Different Pronunciation / Different meaning Note: ‘Homographs’ are also called ‘Heterophones’. Examples: bow, lead, etc. Bow (noun) -- [Pronunciation -- boʊ] -- a weapon used for shooting arrows Bow (verb) -- [Pronunciation -- baʊ] -- to move your head forwards and downwards Lead (noun) -- [Pronunciation -- led] -- a metallic element Lead (verb) -- [Pronunciation -- li:d] -- to go in front 100 HOMONYMS ALONG WITH THEIR MEANINGS: Sample This: 01. Accident 1. Accident -- an event in which injury or damage is caused in or by vehicle 2. Accident -- something that happens unexpectedly 02. Action 1. Action -- a legal process 2. Action -- fighting in a war 03. Alight 1. Alight -- on fire 2. Alight -- to get out of a vehicle 04. Angle 1. Angle -- inclination of two lines with each, measure in degrees 2. Angle -- to catch fish 05. Arch 1. Arch -- curve; semicircle 2. Arch -- mischievous 600 HOMOPHONE PAIRS ALONG WITH THEIR MEANINGS: Sample This: 01. Abhorrent / Aberrant 1. Abhorrent -- causing hatred for moral reasons 2. Aberrant -- unusual and socially unacceptable 02. Accede / Exceed 1. Accede -- to agree 2. Exceed -- to surpass 03. Accept / Except 1. Accept -- to admit 2. Except -- apart from 04. Acclamation / Acclimation 1. Acclamation -- loud and enthusiastic welcome 2. Acclimation -- process of getting used to a new climate or situation 05. Adapt / Adept / Adopt 1. Adapt -- to adjust or modify 2. Adept -- skillful 3. Adopt -- to become legal parents of somebody’s child 150 HOMOGRAPHS ALONG WITH THEIR MEANINGS: Sample This: 01. Absent 1. Absent (adjective) -- not present 2. Absent (verb) -- to not be in a place 02. Abuse 1. Abuse (noun) -- misuse 2. Abuse (verb) -- to misuse something 03. Accent 1. Accent (noun) -- pronunciation 2. Accent (verb) -- to put emphasis on a part of something 04. Address 1. Address (noun) -- details of the place where you live or work; postal address 2. Address (verb) -- to make a formal speech 05. Advocate 1. Advocate (noun) -- supporter of something 2. Advocate (verb) -- to support something publicly

Dictionary of Difficult Words

5000 English Words

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5000 Difficult English Words and their Meanings. Advanced Words in English Language | One of the Best English Dictionaries for Advanced English Learners | Most used tough English Words | Vocabulary Building -- 5000 Words and Meanings-- Letter A -- 275 Words | Letter B -- 242 Words | Letter C -- 438 Words | Letter D -- 321 Words | Letter E -- 238 Words | Letter F -- 233 Words | Letter G -- 171 Words | Letter H -- 149 Words | Letter I -- 266 Words | Letter J -- 51 Words | Letter K -- 19 Words | Letter L -- 132 Words | Letter M -- 175 Words | Letter N -- 66 Words | Letter O -- 109 Words | Letter P -- 393 Words | Letter Q -- 22 Words | Letter R -- 303 Words | Letter S -- 787 Words | Letter T -- 205 Words | Letter U -- 172 Words | Letter V -- 98 Words | Letter W -- 112 Words | Letter XYZ -- 23 Words Sample This: Difficult English Words -- A -- 0001 -- abandon (v.) -- to discard; to dump; to leave sb/sth permanently || related words: abandoned (adj.), abandonment (n.) 0002 -- abase (v.) -- to do sth that makes people have less respect for you; to degrade || related word: abasement (n.) 0003 -- abashed (adj.) -- ashamed in a social situation; embarrassed 0004 -- abate (v.) -- to become very weak; to fade away; to subside || related word: abatement (n.) 0005 -- abdicate (v.) -- to step down from the position of being king; to renounce; to give up || related word: abdication (n.) 0006 -- aberrant (adj.) -- abnormal, unsocial or weird; nonstandard || related word: aberration (n.) 0007 -- abet (v.) -- to assist, encourage or support sb in doing sth illegal, immoral, etc. 0008 -- abhor (v.) -- to extremely hate or dislike sb/sth for ethical reasons; to detest || related words: abhorrent (adj.), abhorrence (n.) 0009 -- abide (v.) -- to reside somewhere 0010 -- abiding (adj.) -- (of feelings, ideas, etc.) long lasting 0011 -- abject (adj.) -- having no hope or self-esteem; miserable || related word: abjectly (adv.) 0012 -- abjure (v.) -- to give up a belief or idea publicly; to renounce 0013 -- ablaze (adj.) -- on fire; afire | full of strong feelings, bright lights, etc. 0014 -- ablutions (n.) -- action of cleaning or washing yourself 0015 -- abnegate (v.) -- to reject sth that you like; to renounce || related word: abnegation (n.) 0016 -- abode (n.) -- the place where you reside/live; residence 0017 -- abolish (v.) -- to get rid of a law, rule, etc. officially; to eliminate || related words: abolition (n.), abolitionist (n.) 0018 -- abominate (v.) -- to hate intensely || related words: abominable (adj.), abomination (n.) 0019 -- aboriginal (adj.) -- primitive 0020 -- abortive (adj.) -- (of an action) unsuccessful 0021 -- abound (v.) -- to be plentiful 0022 -- about-turn (n.) -- reversal of a plan or opinion, etc. 0023 -- above board (adj./adv.) -- honest or genuine / honestly or genuinely 0024 -- abrasion (n.) -- cut or scratch 0025 -- abrasive (adj.) -- rough | rude || related words: abrasively (adv.), abrasiveness (n.) 0026 -- abreast (adv.) -- side by side 0027 -- abridge (v.) -- to shorten a book, etc. || related words: abridged (adj.), abridgement (n.) 0028 -- abrogate (v.) -- to officially cancel a law || related word: abrogation (n.) 0029 -- abrupt (adj.) -- sudden | impolite || related words: abruptly (adv.), abruptness (n.) 0030 -- abscond (v.) -- to run away; to escape 0031 -- abseil (v.) -- to descend a steep cliff 0032 -- absolution (n.) -- forgiveness 0033 -- absolutism (n.) -- rule by dictator; autocracy || related word: absolutist (adj./n.) 0034 -- absolve (v.) -- to officially forgive somebody 0035 -- abstain (v.) -- to give up or stay away from sth bad, illegal or immoral | to decide not to cast your vote in election | related words: abstainer (n.), abstention (n.) 0036 -- abstemious (adj.) -- self-disciplined 0037 -- abstinence (n.) -- restraint from eating or drinking because of ethical reasons | related word: abstinent (adj.) 0038 -- abstracted (adj.) -- absentminded || related word: abstractedly (adv.) 0039 -- abstruse (adj.) -- that cannot be understood easily; obscure 0040 -- abundant (adj.) -- plentiful || related word: abundantly (adv.) 0041 -- abut (v.) -- to be next to sth; to adjoin 0042 -- abysmal (adj.) -- extremely bad || related word: abysmally (adv.) 0042 -- abyss (n.) -- enormously deep hole 0044 -- accede (v.) -- to give approval to a plan, request, etc. | to become ruler 0045 -- accentuate (v.) -- to highlight something; to emphasize || related word: accentuation (n.) 0046 -- accession (n.) -- the state of becoming a ruler 0047 -- acclaim (v.) -- to praise or greet sb/sth in public || related word: acclamation (n.) 0048 -- acclimatize (acclimate) (v.) -- to get used to new climate, situation, etc. || related word: acclimatization (acclimation) (n.) 0049 -- accolade (n.) -- honor for a marvelous achievement 0050 -- accommodate (v.) -- to give a place to stay | to adjust | to oblige or help || related words: accommodating (adj.), accommodation (n.) 0051 -- accord (n./v.) -- official agreement | to agree officially 0052 -- accost (v.) -- to suddenly come close and talk to sb 0053 -- accouter (accouter) (v.) -- to put on special clothes, equipments, etc. | related word: accoutrements (n.) 0054 -- accredit (v.) -- to officially recognize sb/sth || related words: accredited (adj.), accreditation (n.) 0055 -- accretion (n.) -- addition of a layer in a gradual way; newly but slowly added layer 0056 -- accrue (v.) -- to mount up; to accumulate || related word: accrual (n.) 0057 -- acculturate (v.) -- to adjust yourself in different culture || related word: acculturation (n.) 0058 -- acerbic (adj.) -- bitter in speech || related word: acerbity (n.) 0059 -- Achilles heel (n.) -- weak point in character 0060 -- acme (n.) -- the highest point in development; peak 0061 -- acolyte (n.) -- helper of a leader 0062 -- acoustic (adj.) -- connected with sound | designed to make natural sound || related words: acoustically (adv.), acoustician (n.), acoustics (n.) 0063 -- acquiesce (v.) -- to agree without arguing || related words: acquiescent (adj.), acquiescence (n.) 0064 -- acrid (adj.) -- bitter 0065 -- acrimony (n.) -- bitterness or hostility || related words: acrimonious (adj.), acrimoniously (adv.) 0066 -- acrobat (n.) -- circus performer || related words: acrobatic (adj.), acrobatically (adv.), acrobatics (n.) 0067 -- acronym (n.) -- short form of a group of words 0068 -- acuity (n.) -- the ability to hear, see or think in a clear way 0069 -- acumen (n.) -- intelligence 0070 -- ad hominem (adj./adv.) -- (of criticism, etc.) targeted to sb’s character 0071 -- ad infinitum (adv.) -- infinitely or repeatedly 0072 -- ad nauseam (adv.) -- repeatedly in a boring way 0073 -- adamant (adj.) -- too determined; obstinate || related word: adamantly (adv.) 0074 -- adamantine (adj.) -- unbreakable 0075 -- addendum (n.) -- extra section in a book; appendix 0076 -- addle (v.) -- to confuse || related word: addled (adj.) 0077 -- adduce (v.) -- to cite sth 0078 -- adhere (v.) -- to stick fast to sth | to follow a particular set of rules || related word: adherence (n.) 0079 -- adherent (n.) -- supporter of a particular set of beliefs 0080 -- adhesive (adj./n.) -- sticky | glue || related word: adhesion (n.) 0081 -- adieu (exclamation) -- goodbye 0082 -- adjure (v.) -- to seriously request or urge sb to do something 0083 -- adlib (v.) -- to speak without preparation 0084 -- admonish (v.) -- to speak harshly to sb; to warn || related words: admonitory (adj.), admonition (n.) 0085 -- adore (v.) -- to admire or love || related words: adorable (adj.), adoring (adj.), adoringly (adv.), adorably (adv.), adoration (n.) 0086 -- adorn (v.) -- to decorate || related word: adornment (n.) 0087 -- adrift (adj.) -- floating | without aim 0088 -- adroit (adj.) -- able to deal with people cleverly || related words: adroitly (adv.), adroitness (n.) 0089 -- adumbrate (v.) -- to summarize 0090 -- advent (n.) -- arrival of an important person or event 0091 -- adventitious (adj.) -- unplanned; accidental 0092 -- aesthete (n.) -- admirer of art and beauty || related words: aesthetic (adj./n.), aesthetically (adv.), aesthetics (n.), aestheticism (n.) 0093 -- affable (adj.) -- friendly || related words: affably (adv.), affability (n.) 0094 -- affinity (n.) -- attraction or resemblance 0095 -- afflict (v.) -- to create trouble for sb || related word: affliction (n.) 0096 -- affluent (adj.) -- wealthy || related word: affluence (n.) 0097 -- affray (n.) -- fight or violence in a public place 0098 -- affront (n./v.) -- insulting remark | to insult or upset sb 0099 -- aficionado (n.) -- sb who is too much interested in a particular activity, subject, etc.: enthusiast 0100 -- aflame (adj.) -- on fire | colorful and brightly lit | excited 0101 -- agglomerate (adj./n./v.) -- formed into a mass | collection or mass | to collect and form a group || related word: agglomeration (n.) 0102 -- aggrandizement (n.) -- increase in the power of country or person 0103 -- aggravate (v.) -- to make sth worse || related words: aggravated (adj.), aggravating (adj.), aggravation (n.) 0104 -- aggrieved (adj.) -- angry or hurt 0105 -- aggro (n.) -- irritating problems, too aggressive behavior 0106 -- aghast (adj.) -- shocked 0107 -- agile (adj.) -- quick to notice sth; swift in movement || related word: agility (n.) 0108 -- agog (adj.) -- excited while trying to find out sth 0109 -- agonize (v.) -- to worry a lot || related words: agonized (adj.), agonizing (adj.), agonizingly (adv.) 0110 -- agony (n.) -- pain 0111 -- agrarian (adj.) -- related to farming 0112 -- aground (adv.) -- ashore 0113 -- ail (v.) -- to create problems | to make sb ill 0114 -- airy-fairy (adj.) -- impractical; idealistic 0115 -- ajar (adj.) -- (of a door, window, etc.) slightly open 0116 -- al fresco (adj./adv.) -- outdoors 0117 -- alacrity (n.) -- quickness in an excited way 0118 -- albatross (n.) -- something that creates difficulty and get in the way of progress 0119 -- alchemy (n.) -- magical power that can transform things 0120 -- alien (adj.) -- foreign | hostile 0121 -- alienate (v.) -- to lose your support with sb; to feel isolated || related word: alienation (n.) 0122 -- alight (adj./v.) -- on fire; shining brightly | to get down from the bus, etc. 0123 -- allay (v.) -- to reduce the intensity of feelings, emotions, etc. 0124 -- allegiance (n.) -- faithfulness towards your senior or a group you belong to 0125 -- alleviate (v.) -- to reduce the intensity of sth bad || related word: alleviation (n.) 0126 -- allure (n.) -- attraction or fascination | related words: alluring (adj.), alluringly (adv.), allurement (n.) 0127 -- allusion (n.) -- indirect reference or remark || related word: allusive (adj.) 0128 -- alluvial (adj.) -- made of sand deposited by river or sea || related word: alluvium (n.) 0129 -- aloft (adv.) -- in the air; overhead 0130 -- also-ran (n.) -- unsuccessful person 0131 -- altercation (n.) -- a quarrel in a public place 0132 -- altruism (n.) -- selflessness || related word: altruistic (adv.) 0133 -- ambidextrous (adj.) -- able to use both the hands equally well 0134 -- ambience (n.) -- surroundings or atmosphere of a place || related word: ambient (adj.) 0135 -- ambivalence (n.) -- state of two minds, showing mixed feelings || related words: ambivalent (adj.), ambivalently (adv.) 0136 -- amble (v.) -- to walk slowly 0137 -- ambrosia (n.) -- delicious thing to eat 0138 -- ambulatory (adj.) -- connected with walking; mobile 0139 -- amenable (adj.) -- agreeable or controllable 0140 -- amicable (adj.) -- pleasant and friendly || related word: amicably (adv.) 0141 -- amiss (adj.) -- wrong 0142 -- amity (n.) -- peaceful and friendly relationship 0143 -- amnesia (n.) -- loss of memory || related word: amnesiac (n.) 0144 -- amorous (adj.) -- expressing feeling of love passionately || related word: amorously (adv.) 0145 -- amorphous (adj.) -- formless or shapeless 0146 -- amplify (v.) -- to increase sound ; to add more information to a story, etc. || related word: amplification (n.) 0147 -- anachronism (n.) -- old-fashioned person or thing || related word: anachronistic (adj.) 0148 -- analgesia (n.) -- inability to feel pain || related word: analgesic (adj./n.) 0149 -- analogy (n.) -- a comparison that shows similarities or correlation between two things 0150 -- anathema (n.) -- sth that you hate strongly 0151 -- anecdote (n.) -- a short and real story or event 0152 -- angst (n.) -- deep fear, tension or anxiety; nervousness 0153 -- anguish (n.) -- severe suffering || related word: anguished (adj.) 0154 -- animated (adj.) -- full of life; energetic || related word: animatedly (adv.) 0155 -- animism (n.) -- belief that natural objects possess soul || related words: animistic (adj.), animist (n.) 0156 -- animosity (n.) -- enmity 0157 -- animus (n.) -- hatred 0158 -- annals (n.) -- historical records; yearly record of events 0159 -- annex (v.) -- to forcefully take over another country || related word: annexation (n.) 0160 -- annihilate (v.) -- to defeat or destroy completely || related word: annihilation (n.) 0161 -- annotate (v.) -- to add notes to explain sth || related words: annotated (adj.), annotation (n.) 0162 -- annul (v.) -- to cancel sth officially || related word: annulment (n.) 0163 -- anodyne (adj.) -- inoffensive, harmless 0164 -- anoint (v.) -- to smear somebody with water or oil as part of a religious ceremony 0165 -- anomalous (adj.) -- abnormal, unusual or unexpected || related words: anomalously (adv.), anomaly (n.) 0166 -- anomie (n.) -- unsocial or immoral behaviour 0167 -- anorexia (n.) -- fear of being fat || related word: anorexic (adj./n.) 0168 -- antagonize (v.) -- to irritate or annoy sb | to make sb no longer friendly with you || related words: antagonistic (adj.), antagonistically (adv.), antagonist (n.), antagonism (n.) 0169 -- antecedent (adj./n.) -- previous | something that has been followed by something else 0170 -- antediluvian (adj.) -- primitive; outdated 0171 -- anthology (n.) -- compilation of stories, poems, etc. from different sources 0172 -- antipathy (n.) -- hostility || related word: antipathetic (adj.) 0173 -- antiquated (adj.) -- old-fashioned 0174 -- antiquity (n.) -- the ancient past; an object, a work of art, etc. from the ancient past 0175 -- antithesis (n.) -- exact opposite | contrast || related word: antithetical (adj.) 0176 -- apathy (n.) -- lack of interest || related words: apathetic (adj.), apathetically (adv.) 0177 -- aphorism (n.) -- a short phrase that expresses sth sensible || related word: aphoristic (adj.) 0178 -- aplomb (n.) -- self-confidence in a difficult situation 0179 -- apnea (apnoea) (n.) -- temporary loss of breath during sleep 0180 -- apocalypse (n.) -- complete or severe destruction || related word: apocalyptic (adj.) 0181 -- apocryphal (adj.) -- dubious; mythical 0182 -- apoplexy (n.) -- loss of the ability to feel 0183 -- apostate (n.) -- sb who has changed their religious beliefs || related word: apostasy (n.) 0184 -- apostle (n.) -- strong supporter or follower of an idea or a policy 0185 -- appalled (adj.) -- shocked, distressed || related words: appalling (adj.), appallingly (adv.) 0186 -- apparent (adj.) -- obvious; noticeable 0187 -- apparition (n.) -- spirit or ghost 0188 -- appease (v.) -- to calm down sb by accepting their demands || related word: appeasement (n.) 0189 -- append (v.) -- to add sth as an attachment || related word: appendage (n.) 0190 -- appetizing (adj.) -- mouth-watering 0191 -- applaud (v.) -- to clap in order to praise sb; to praise | related word: applause (n.) 0192 -- appliqué (n.) -- ornamental needlework || related word: appliquéd (adj.) 0193 -- apportion (v.) -- to divide and distribute || related word: apportionment (n.) 0194 -- apposite (adj.) -- suitable 0195 -- appraise (v.) -- to assess the quality of something; to evaluate | related words: appraisal (n.), appraiser (n.) 0196 -- appreciable (adj.) -- noticeable || related word: appreciably (adv.) 0197 -- appurtenance (n.) -- small part of sth; accessory 0198 -- apropos (prep.) -- concerning 0199 -- aquifer (n.) -- a layer of rock that can hold or transmit water. 0200 -- arable (adj.) -- related to growing crops 0201 -- arbiter (n.) -- a person who is authorized to settle a dispute 0202 -- arbitrary (adj.) -- illogical | uncontrolled || related words: arbitrarily (adv.), arbitrariness (n.) 0203 -- arbitrate (v.) -- to officially settle a dispute between two parties || related word: arbitration (n.) 0204 -- arboreal (adj.) -- connected with trees 0205 -- arcane (adj.) -- mysterious; puzzling 0206 -- archetype (n.) -- a typical example 0207 -- ardent (adj.) -- enthusiastic; excited || related word: ardently (adv.) 0208 -- ardor (ardour) (n.) -- passion 0209 -- arduous (adj.) -- difficult and tiring; laborious || related word: arduously (adv.) 0210 -- argot (n.) -- special words used by a particular profession; jargon 0211 -- arid (adj.) -- dry | ordinary || related word: aridity (n.) 0212 -- Armageddon (n.) -- an extremely terrible war 0213 -- armistice (n.) -- break in fighting; ceasefire 0214 -- arm-twisting (n.) -- persuasion by force 0215 -- arouse (v.) -- to cause particular emotion | to awaken someone from sleep || related word: arousal (n.) 0216 -- arraign (v.) -- to charge sb for a crime || related word: arraignment (n.) 0217 -- arrant (adj.) -- (of sth bad) absolute or complete 0218 -- arrogant (adj.) -- very proud || related word: arrogantly (adv.) 0219 -- artifact (artefact) (n.) -- historical object 0220 -- ascend (v.) -- to go/lead/move up; to rise 0221 -- ascendancy (n.) -- dominance or supremacy || related words: ascendant (n.), ascension (n.) 0222 -- ascetic (adj./n.) -- enormously self-disciplined | strict in self-discipline || related word: asceticism (n.) 0223 -- ascribe (v.) -- to state or believe that sth is caused or done by a particular thing/person or written by a particular person | to think sb/sth should have a particular quality || related words: ascribable (adj.), ascription (n.) 0224 -- ashen (adj.) -- light in colour, whiter than usual 0225 -- asinine (adj.) -- foolish 0226 -- askew (adj./adv.) -- not straight, bent 0227 -- aslant (adv.) -- at an angle; sloping 0228 -- asperity (n.) -- harshness of tone || related word: aspersions (n.) 0229 -- aspire (v.) -- to aim big 0230 -- assail (v.) -- to attack sb violently; to criticize sb strongly 0231 -- assault (n./v.) -- violent attack | to attack sb violently 0232 -- assent (n./v.) -- official agreement | to agree officially 0233 -- assertive (adj.) -- self-confident || related words: assertively (adv.), assertiveness (n.) 0234 -- assiduous (adj.) -- hard-working || related words: assiduously (adv.), assiduity (n.) 0235 -- assign (v.) -- to allocate 0236 -- assimilate (v.) -- to incorporate; to include || related word: assimilation (n.) 0237 -- assuage (v.) -- to lessen painful feeling 0238 -- astonish (v.) -- to extremely surprise sb 0239 -- astound (v.) -- to shock or surprise sb too much || related words: astounded (adj.), astounding (adj.), astoundingly (adv.) 0240 -- astride (adv./prep.) -- with a leg on each side of sth 0241 -- astringent (adj.) -- harsh; severe || related word: astringency (n.) 0242 -- astronomical (adj.) -- (of a price) excessive || related word: astronomically (adv.) 0243 -- astute (adj.) -- very clever; shrewd || related words: astutely (adv.), astuteness (n.) 0244 -- asunder (adv.) -- not together 0245 -- atavistic (adj.) -- connected with primitive humans 0246 -- ataxia (n.) -- loss of control of bodily movements || related word: ataxic (adj.) 0247 -- atone (v.) -- to express regret and make up for sth || related word: atonement (n.) 0248 -- atrocity (n.) -- terrible and violent act; evil || related words: atrocious (adj.), atrociously (adv.), atrociousness (n.) 0249 -- attenuate (v.) -- to make sth less forceful or effective || related words: attenuated (adj.), attenuation (n.) 0250 -- attire (n.) -- clothes || related word: attired (adj.) 0251 -- attuned (adj.) -- completely familiar with sth 0252 -- audacity (n.) -- boldness; rudeness || related words: audacious (adj.), audaciously (adv.) 0253 -- auditory (adj.) -- related to hearing 0254 -- augment (v.) -- to increase || related word: augmentation (n.) 0255 -- augur (v.) -- to foretell, foresee or predict || related word: augury (n.) 0256 -- aura (n.) -- noticeable quality of surrounding areas 0257 -- aural (adj.) -- related to hearing and listening || related word: aurally (adv.) 0258 -- austere (adj.) -- having strict attitude; having simple style; having uncomfortable way of life || related words: austerely (adv.), austerity (n.) 0259 -- autism (n.) -- loss of ability to form relationship or communicate with people || related word: autistic (adj.) 0260 -- autocrat (n.) -- a ruler with absolute power | || related word: autocratic (adj.), autocratically (adv.) autocracy (n.), 0261 -- avarice (n.) -- greed || related word: avaricious (adj.) 0262 -- avenue (n.) -- path; a way of making progress 0263 -- aver (v.) -- to firmly express a truth 0264 -- averse (adj.) -- not liking sth || related word: aversion (n.) 0265 -- avert (v.) -- to prevent or foil sth undesirable from happening 0266 -- avid (adj.) -- enthusiastic || related words: avidly (adv.), avidity (n.) 0267 -- avow (v.) -- to say sth openly; to affirm || related words: avowed (adj.), avowedly (adv.), avowal (n.) 0268 -- awash (adj.) -- flooded with water; containing large amount of something 0269 -- awe (n./v.) -- admiration and wonder | to respect || related word: awed (adj.) 0270 -- awe-inspiring (adj.) -- splendid 0271 -- awesome (adj.) -- amazing || related word: awesomely (adv.) 0272 -- awestruck (adj.) -- fascinated 0273 -- awful (adj./adv.) -- too bad; excessive | extremely || related word: awfulness (n.) 0274 -- awry (adj./adv.) -- wrong; untidy 0275 -- axiom (n.) -- a principle that is believed to be true || related word: axiomatic (adj.)

Popular Sentences in English

English Language Skills

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Sentence Beginning With It/There/That/This; Useful words; Sentences With ‘Verb’ Be (Am, is, are, was, were); Sentences with Verb- Have (have, has, had); Sentences With Modal Verbs; Imperative/Interrogative/Negative Sentences; Sentences With Popular Past Verbs; Sentences With Popular Present Verbs; Various Daily Use Sentences | Sample this: he attracted attention. Bask in the winter sun. His world began spinning. Dawn broke. I cast my vote. I do a lot of self-talk. He evaded a direct reply. He felt numb. Soon train gathered speed. My heart was knocking wildly. She quietly nodded her assent. Opt for an independent living. Bus dashed right into the cart. I won’t spare him. Many people swam to safety. Then the crowed thickened. The flag unfurled. Capital wore a festive look. The news came as a shock. People will call you a liar. We can't go back on that now. Crime rate is soaring. He asked where I lived. Sample This: Popular Sentences in English -- I Sentence Beginning With IT/THERE/THAT/THIS IT- It began to rain. It has become tough to walk on these roads. It is a bit lower than expected. It is a clean and clear probe. It is a problem of large magnitude. It is all set to be a thing of the past. It is an all-out Japanese effort. It is easier to lose weight than gain it. It is fourth lane from here. It is hard not to be suspicious about this regime. It is just not my day. It is never too late to start life afresh. It is not possible! It is not that the police aren’t doing anything. It is tantamount to discrimination. It is time to awaken the voters. It is tough to survive in the wild. It is up to them to decide how to proceed. It is very personal decision that we have taken. It isn’t worth having it repaired. It made my heart beat faster. It seemed OK at the time. It seems there is no administration in the state. It should not only be done with honesty, but it should seem to be so. It tastes something like apple. It was a huge bang. It was an experience I will cherish all my life. It was bound to happen. It was his third home trip in as many years. It was not a favorable time to start a journey. It was the fastest growing state for the second year. It will be convenient for some people to not have me here. It will not be too long until their names are whispered. It will only upset her further. It would create complications for him. THERE- There are many reasons for it. There are no two opinions about it. There are times when you are not in the mood to talk. There are times when your best efforts are not good enough. There has been a noticeable increase. There have been several such instances in the past. There is a cool breeze just before a rain storm. There is an acute shortage of water. There is general financial slowdown. There is hardly any scope of reformation for them. There is more than you know. There is nothing that can be done to sort this out. There seems political conspiracy behind it. There was no such move at the moment. There were security issues. There will be no early elections. There would be no fare hike. THAT- That had happened long before. That has been our consistent stand. That is for sure. That is no longer the case now. That money would bring big relief to family. That part of sting operation was stage managed. That way, there will not be any ill feelings. That’s how far I was from reality. That’s not me saying it. THIS- This envelope is under-stamped. This incident has made him stone-like. This is a clear case of corruption. This is no way to deal with a crisis. This is no way to live. This is not the first time he has achieved this feat. This is off-season for us but sales continue to be normal. This is one list; state will be ashamed to top. This is something to do in advance. This is the most complained about university. This is the third such incident within a week. This issue stands concluded. This project cost a lot of money. This seems to be worrying him. This year will be expensive till the end.

Red Hot Root Words

Mastering Vocabulary with Prefixes, Suffixes and Root Words

Author: Dianne Draze

Publisher: PRUFROCK PRESS INC.

ISBN: 1593630379

Category: Education

Page: 119

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Help students improve their mastery of the English language and acquire the keys for understanding thousands of words by studying Greek and Latin word parts (prefixes, root words, and suffixes). This is one of the most complete, usable presentations of vocabulary development using word parts you will find. A knowledge of word parts gives students a head start on decoding words in reading and testing situations. This is the first book in the two-book series. Each of the well-developed lessons in this text includes: one to three word parts along with meanings and sample words, five vocabulary words that use the prefixes or root words, definitions and sample sentences for each of the five words, a practice exercise that lets students apply knowledge of the words and their meanings, and a one-page review worksheet for one or two lessons that presents more unique opportunities to work with the prefixes and root words and to see how they are combined with suffixes. In addition to the student pages, the teacher's information includes: an extensive listing of the most common prefixes, root words, and suffixes; their meanings and sample words; additional words for each lesson; and lesson ideas to supplement the word being studied. For older students, use Red Hot Root Words, Book 2. Grades 3–5

Creating Long Sentences in English

Boost Your Communication Skills

Author: Manik Joshi

Publisher: Manik Joshi

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 79

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This Book Covers The Following Topics: Patterns For Creating Long Sentences 01 -- Using ‘-ING Form of Verbs’ (I) 02 -- Using ‘-ING Form of Verbs’ (II) 03 -- Using ‘-ING Form of Verbs’ (III) 04 -- Using ‘With + -ING Form of Verbs’ 05 -- Using ‘Series’ 06 -- Using ‘From – To’ 07 -- Using ‘Connecting Words or Phrases’ 08 – Using ‘Parenthesis’ 09 – Miscellaneous Patterns Sample This: 01 -- Using ‘-ING Form of Verbs’ (I) Example 01: The ongoing drought in the state is being described as the country's worst in many decades, causing agricultural distress and forcing villagers to move to urban areas looking for work. Main verb – described -ING form of verbs – causing, forcing Explanation: The ongoing drought in the state is being described as the country's worst in many decades. Drought is causing agricultural distress. Drought is also forcing villagers to move to urban areas looking for work. Example 02: Offering huge relief to ten thousand families belonging to the below poverty line category in the state, minister directed Power Corporation Limited to waive pending domestic power bills for last 10 months. Main verb – directed -ING form of verbs – offering, belonging Explanation: Minister directed Power Corporation Limited to waive pending domestic power bills for last 10 months. Minister offered huge relief to ten thousand families. Families belonged to the below poverty line category in the state. Example 03: A deadly winter storm blanketed a huge swath of the US, grounding flights, turning highways into the ice rinks and knocking out power to tens of thousands preparing for the New Year holiday. Main verb – blanketed -ING form of verbs – grounding, turning, knocking, preparing Explanation: A deadly winter storm blanketed a huge swath of the US. Storm grounded flights. Storm turned highways into the ice rinks. Storm knocked out power to tens of thousands who were preparing for the New Year holiday. Example 04: From undertaking constructions activities when it did not have funds, never submitting utilization certificates for works it did, charging high centage than all other procuring excess expenditure and rarely accounting for unspent balances, the department indulged in financial jugglery that could put the best accountants to shame. Main verb – indulged -ING form of verbs – undertaking, submitting, charging, accounting Explanation: The department indulged in financial jugglery that could put the best accountants to shame. Department undertook constructions activities when it did not have funds. Department never submitted utilization certificates for works it did. Department charged high centage than all other procuring excess expenditure. Department rarely accounted for unspent balances. Example 05: City continued to reel under massive traffic jams due to water-logging as heavy rains lashed the city for second consecutive day, flooding several arterial roads and leaving commuters stranded for hours while exposing civic bodies’ lack of preparedness to deal with the perennial problem. Main verbs – continued, lashed -ING form of verbs – flooding, leaving, exposing Explanation: City continued to reel under massive traffic jams due to water-logging. Heavy rains lashed the city for second consecutive day. Heavy rains flooded several arterial roads. Heavy rains left commuters stranded for hours. Heavy rains exposed civic bodies’ lack of preparedness to deal with the perennial problem.

Just in Time Vocabulary

Author: Elizabeth L. Chesla

Publisher: Learning Express Llc

ISBN: 9781576855072

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 206

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This “Cram†series serves the reader who needs to review and learn specific material in a short period of time for the purpose of passing an important test, such as an exit exam, admissions test, vocational exam, or certification exam. In ten streamlined chapters, readers learn the most often tested vocabulary words and discover timesaving study skills and essential test-taking strategies. Each chapter has special features designed to make studying fast and efficient, including tips on handling multiple choice questions, using context to determine meaning, and easy to remember terms, rules, and shortcuts.

Medical Terminology Systems

A Body Systems Approach

Author: Barbara A Gylys,Mary Ellen Wedding

Publisher: F.A. Davis

ISBN: 0803658680

Category: Medical

Page: 591

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You’ll begin by learning the parts of word roots, combining forms, suffixes, and prefixes. Then, use your understanding of word parts to learn medical terminology. Mnemonic devices and engaging, interactive activities make word-building fun and easy, ensuring you retain the information you need for success.