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

Free sample

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 more than 5000 advanced words based on their frequent use in newspapers, magazines, books, internet, etc. It took me more than 10 years for creating list of 5000 most used advanced English words. To be precise, there are 5300 advanced English Words in this list. Please note that 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.
Read more
15 total

Additional Information

Read more
Published on
May 1, 2014
Read more
Read more
Read more
Read more
Read more
Read more
Language Arts & Disciplines / General
Read more
Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
Read more
Read Aloud
Available on Android devices
Read more

Reading information

Smartphones and Tablets

Install the Google Play Books app for Android and iPad/iPhone. It syncs automatically with your account and allows you to read online or offline wherever you are.

Laptops and Computers

You can read books purchased on Google Play using your computer's web browser.

eReaders and other devices

To read on e-ink devices like the Sony eReader or Barnes & Noble Nook, you'll need to download a file and transfer it to your device. Please follow the detailed Help center instructions to transfer the files to supported eReaders.
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 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 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 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 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.

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

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.)

English Words And Meanings, Advance English Words And Their Meanings, Learn English Words For Improving Your English, English Words And Meanings From Letter A To Letter Z

Sample This:

("sb" implies somebody, "sth" implies something)

abase yourself to accept sb's power over you
knuckle under to sb/sth to accept sb/sth else's authority
submissive too willing to accept sb else's authority
subservient to sth submissive, less important than sth else

abashed ashamed and embarrassed
bashful shy and easily embarrassed
put sb on the spot to make sb feel embarrassed by asking difficult question

about turn / volte face complete change of opinion, etc.
turn about sudden and complete change in sth

abstemious not allowing yourself to have much food or alcohol or enjoyable activities
austere without any decorations; (of a person) strict and serious; abstemious

ad-lib to give a speech or a performance without preparation or practice
improvise to make or do sth using whatever is available, to ad-lib

abuse unfair or cruel treatment of sb/sth
oppress to treat sb cruelly, to weigh down
persecute to treat sb cruelly

acclaim to praise sb publicly, praise and approval
commendation / plaudits praise and approval

accolade praise or award of honour
laurels honour and praise given to sb because of sth they have achieved

acrid bitter smell or taste
acrimony bitter feelings or words

adolescent young person who is developing from a child into an adult
teens years of a person's life when they are between 13 and 19 years old

affected pretended
disaffected unsatisfied

affront to insult or offend sb
take umbrage at sth to feel offended or upset by sth

aft in the stern of the ship or aircraft
abaft in the stern of a ship
stern the back end of a boat or ship

agglomeration group of things put together in no particular order
conglomeration mixture of different things found all together

a la carte food which is selected from the list of dishes and prices
table d' hot plate of food with fixed price

agnosia inability to recognize people and things
analgesia loss of the ability to feel pain while still conscious
apoplexy inability to feel, move because of injury in the brain
asphyxia difficulty in breathing which may cause death or unconsciousness
dyslexia difficulty in reading and spelling but no effect in intelligence

agoraphobia fear of being in the crowd
claustrophobia fear of being in a small confined place

alimony money, which is given to former husband or wife after the end of the marriage
palimony money which is given to former partner after the end of a relationship

altercation noisy argument or disagreement
argy-bargy noisy disagreement

alumna former woman student
alumnus former male student

amble / saunter / stroll to walk in a slow relaxed way
ramble to walk for pleasure
©2019 GoogleSite Terms of ServicePrivacyDevelopersArtistsAbout Google|Location: United StatesLanguage: English (United States)
By purchasing this item, you are transacting with Google Payments and agreeing to the Google Payments Terms of Service and Privacy Notice.