Dictionary of English Idioms

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Book 18
Manik Joshi
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Useful English Idioms and their meanings in simple words | Alphabetical list of English Idioms

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Useful English Idioms -- A

Aback
be taken aback -- to be shocked

Abeyance
in abeyance -- postponed

Above
above all -- most of all

Abreast
keep abreast of -- to know the latest update

Abstract
in the abstract -- generally

Abundance
in abundance -- in great amounts or quantities

Accident
by accident -- unintentionally

Accompaniment
to the accompaniment of -- in the addition of something else

Accord
in accord -- in agreement
of your own accord -- willingly
with one accord -- in unison

Accordance
in accordance with -- according to a rule or system

Account
by all accounts -- as said by other people
by your own account -- as said by you
of no account -- of no significance
on somebody’s account -- because of other person
on account of -- because of
on no account -- without any reason
on your own account -- by or for yourself
on this account -- because of this
turn something to good account -- to make the best use of something
take account of -- to consider something during decision-making process

Ace
hold all the aces -- to be in the most favorable situation
place your ace -- to use your best argument, etc. to make situation in your favor

Acquaintance
make the acquaintance of somebody -- to be familiar with somebody for the first time
of your acquaintances -- that you know
on first acquaintance -- on first meeting

Acquire
an acquired taste -- something that you like gradually

Act
act of God -- a natural event
do a vanishing act -- to be absent when you are required to be present
get your act together -- to make your best efforts achieve to your goal
a hard act to follow -- to be perfect example of something and thus almost impossible to be emulated
in the act of doing something -- while somebody is doing something
in action -- doing the usual activity
into action -- to be implemented
out of action -- not working

Add
add insult to injury -- to aggravate the relationship with somebody

Addition
in addition -- besides

Ado
without further ado -- immediately

Advanced
of advanced age -- very old

Advantage
work to your advantage -- to try to get advantage form a particular circumstance
to best advantage -- in a best possible way
turn something to your advantage -- to get an advantage from an unfavorable situation

Advisement
Take something under advisement -- to consider something during decision-making process

Aegis
under the aegis of -- with the support of

Afoul
run afoul of -- to do something illegal

Afar
from afar -- from a long distance away

Afield
far afield -- from a long distance away

Afoul
run afoul of -- to do something illegal

After
after all -- in spite of everything

Age
act your age -- to behave maturely and sensibly
come of age -- to be legally mature
under age -- to be legally immature

Aggregate
in aggregate -- as a total

Agree
agree to differ -- (of two people) to not discuss their different views about something

Aim
take aim at -- to criticize severely

Air
walk on air -- to be delighted
in the air -- felt by many people
on air -- broadcasting on TV, etc.
off air -- not broadcasting on TV, etc.
up in the air -- undecided

Aisle
walk down the aisle -- to get married

Alarm
alarm bells ring -- to be worried and apprehensive in a sudden way

Alive
alive and kicking -- healthy and lively
bring something alive -- to make something exciting
come alive -- to be exciting

And
and all that -- and other things of the same kind
not all that -- not particularly

Allow
allow me -- used to offer help in a polite manner

Allowance
make allowance for something -- to consider something during decision-making process
make allowance for somebody -- to accept somebody’s improper, rude, etc. way of behaving because of special reason

Alone
go it alone -- to do something on your own
leave alone -- to stop annoying somebody
stand alone -- to be independent or unrelated to somebody/something
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Manik Joshi was born on Jan 26, 1979 at Ranikhet and is permanent resident of Haldwani, Kumaon zone of India. He is an Internet Marketer by profession. He is interested in domaining (business of buying and selling domain names), web designing (creating websites), and various online jobs (including 'self book publishing'). He is science graduate with ZBC (zoology, botany, and chemistry) subjects. He is also an MBA (with specialization in marketing). He has done three diploma courses in computer too.

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Useful English phrasal verbs and their meanings in simple words | Alphabetical list of English phrasal verbs
1500 Useful phrasal verbs for daily use

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What are “Phrasal Verbs”?

A PHRASAL VERB is made up of a Verb and an Adverb or a Preposition or both.
Adverbs or prepositions which are used in Phrasal Verbs are called ‘Particles’.

Verb + adverb = Phrasal verb
Verb + preposition = Phrasal verb
Verb + adverb + preposition = Phrasal verb

Examples:
break down -- verb + adverb [break= verb; down= adverb]
ward off -- verb + preposition [ward= verb; off= preposition]
keep up with -- verb + adverb + preposition [keep= verb; up= adverb; with=preposition]

‘USUAL’ and ‘IDIOMATIC’ Meanings of Phrasal Verbs
A Phrasal verb may have usual or idiomatic meaning -

Phrasal Verb with Usual meaning:
Verb and Particle keep their ordinary meaning
Example: turn around -- to turn around

Phrasal Verb with Idiomatic meaning:
Verb and Particle doesn’t keep their ordinary meaning
Example: turn down -- to reject an offer

Following is the detailed list of useful Phrasal Verbs and their meanings:


English Phrasal Verbs -- A

Abide
abide by -- to obey/follow a decision, rule, etc.

Abound
abound with/in -- to be full of

Account
account for -- to explain | to be a definite amount for | to destroy

Accustom
accustom to -- to be familiar

Act
act on -- to affect
act out -- to express a feeling or an emotion in your behavior
act up -- to behave inappropriately
act upon -- to take an action on the basis of particular information, etc.; to execute

Add
add in -- to include
add to -- to increase
add up -- to calculate or count | to be sensible or reasonable
add up to -- to have a particular result | to have a certain total amount

Adhere
adhere to -- to follow a particular rule

Agree
not agree with -- to dislike or disapprove

Aim
aim at -- to Intend to achieve particular goal

Alight
alight on -- to find something by chance

Align
align with -- to support a person, rules, etc, openly or publicly because you agree with them

Allow
allow for -- to take something into consideration
allow of -- to make possible; to permit

Allude
allude to -- to refer to

Amount
amount to -- to be equal to something | to count something as a total

Angle
angle for -- to try to get something indirectly by hinting

Answer
answer back -- to make counter-argument | to give rude reply to your senior, an authority, etc.
answer for -- to be responsible
answer to somebody for something -- to explain your decision or action

Appertain
appertain to -- to refer or relate

Argue
argue down -- to beat somebody in an argument or a debate | to persuade people not to accept a proposal or motion | to persuade a seller to reduce the price
argue somebody into doing something -- to give reasons to persuade somebody do or not do something

Arrive
arrive at -- to decide something after deliberation

Arrogate
arrogate to yourself -- to claim/take without having right

Ascribe
ascribe to -- to think or say something is done by somebody

Ask
ask around -- to talk to many people with a view to get information | to invite
ask for -- to request or demand something | to provoke a negative reaction
ask in -- to invite somebody into your house
ask out -- to invite someone for a date

Attend
attend to -- to deal with somebody/something

Auction
auction off -- to sell something at an auction

Avail
avail yourself of -- to take advantage of an opportunity

Average
average out -- to make even; to calculate the average | to balance or equalize

Awake/Awaken
awake/awaken to -- to be aware of possible effects of something
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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.)
500 Words and Their Synonyms

Synonym is a word that has the same or nearly the same meaning as another word.

Sample This:

English Synonyms – A

001. ABET -- (meaning) to encourage somebody to do something illegal
Synonyms for ‘Abet’ --
incite / instigate / provoke

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002. ABEYANCE -- (meaning) being stopped for a period of time
Synonyms for ‘Abeyance’ --
dormancy / intermission / suspension

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003. ABILITY -- (meaning) the fact that somebody is able to do something
Synonyms for ‘Ability’ --
aptitude / capability / competence / knack / potential / proficiency / skill / talent

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004. ABLAZE -- (meaning) burning; on fire
Synonyms for ‘Ablaze’ --
aflame / afire / alight

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005. ABRASIVE -- (meaning) not smooth
Synonyms for ‘Abrasive’ --
coarse / harsh / rough

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006. ABSENCE -- (meaning) not available, present, etc.
Synonyms for ‘Absence’ --
nonexistence / nonappearance / nonattendance

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007. ABSTRUSE -- (meaning) difficult to understand
Synonyms for ‘Abstruse’ --
arcane / complicated / convoluted / esoteric / garbled / inarticulate / incoherent / incomprehensible / indecipherable / inexplicable / intricate / obscure / rarefied / recondite / unfathomable / unintelligible / unplumbed

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008. ABUSE -- (meaning) unfair or cruel treatment
Synonyms for ‘Abuse’ --
brutality / cruelty / exploitation / ill-treatment / maltreatment / mistreatment / misuse / spitefulness / viciousness

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009. ABYSS -- (meaning) a very deep crack in the ground
Synonyms for ‘Abyss’ --
chasm / gulf

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010. ACCEDE -- (meaning) to agree to a demand, request, proposal, etc.
Synonyms for ‘Accede’ --
acquiesce / approve / assent / commend / comply / endorse / grant / permission / ratify / sanction

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011. ACCENTUATE -- (meaning) to make something more noticeable
Synonyms for ‘Accentuate’ --
emphasize / highlight / underline / underscore

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012. ACCLIMATIZE -- (meaning) to get used to new situation
Synonyms for ‘Acclimatize’ --
adapt / adjust

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013. ACCOMPLISH -- (meaning) to succeed in getting something
Synonyms for ‘Accomplish’ --
attain / conquer / manage

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014. ACCOST -- (meaning) to come near to somebody/something
Synonyms for ‘Accost’ --
advance / approach / confront

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015. ACCREDITED -- (meaning) officially recognized
Synonyms for ‘Accredited’ --
certified / endorsed / licensed

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016. ACCRUAL -- (meaning) increase in something over a period of time
Synonyms for ‘Accrual’ --
accretion / addition / amassing / buildup / gathering

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017. ACCUSE -- (meaning) to say somebody is guilty of something
Synonyms for ‘Accuse’ --
arraign / blame / charge / impeach / indict / prosecute

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018. ACQUIT -- (meaning) to say officially that somebody is not guilty for a crime
Synonyms for ‘Acquit’ --
absolve / exculpate / exonerate

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019. ADMIRATION -- (meaning) praise or approval
Synonyms for ‘Admiration’ --
acclaim / accolade / applause / approbation / commendation / ovation

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020. ADMIRING -- (meaning) behavior that shows that you respect somebody/something
Synonyms for ‘Admiring’ --
chivalrous / considerate / courteous / deferential / gracious / respectful / reverent / reverential

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021. ADROIT -- (meaning) skillful and accurate
Synonyms for ‘Adroit’ --
agile / deft / dexterous / natty / nifty / nimble / swift

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022. ALARMING -- (meaning) causing feeling of fear and worry
Synonyms for ‘Alarming’ --
baffling / bewildering / confounding / disconcerting / disquieting / distressing / perplexing / puzzling / tormenting / upsetting / worrying

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Antonym is a word that has the same or nearly the same meaning as another word.

Alphabetical List of English antonyms

Sample This:

English Antonyms – A

1. ABOVE -- (meaning) on top of, over, higher than, more than
Antonyms of ‘Above’ --
below / under / less / beneath / lower

2. ABSORB -- (meaning) to take in energy, gas, heat, light, liquid, etc.
Antonyms of ‘Absorb’ --
emanate / discharge / drip / emit / exude / leak / ooze / radiate / secrete

3. ABSTEMIOUS -- (meaning) not lenient towards yourself
Antonyms of ‘Abstemious’ --
unconstrained / uncontrolled / uninhibited / unrestrained

4. ACCEPT -- (meaning) to take readily something that is offered; to say ‘Yes’ to proposal, offer, etc.
Antonyms of ‘Accept’ --
abandon / deny / disallow / disprove / discard / dump / rebut / refuse / reject

5. ACCIDENTAL -- (meaning) happening by chance
Antonyms of ‘Accidental’ --
deliberate / intentional / planned / premeditated / purposeful / fixed

6. ACCRETION -- (meaning) slowly added layer of a substance
Antonyms of ‘Accretion’ --
corrosion / decay / decomposition / deterioration / disintegration / erosion

7. ACKNOWLEDGE -- (meaning) to accept that something is true
Antonyms of ‘Acknowledge’ --
condone / deny / disprove / challenge / contradict / ignore / invalidate / overlook / rebuff / refute

8. ACTIVE -- (meaning) involved in something or doing something
Antonyms of ‘Active’ --
dormant / idle / inactive / inert / latent / lethargic / listless / passive / sluggish

9. ACTUAL -- (meaning) existing in reality
Antonyms of ‘Actual’ --
fantasy / illusory / imaginary / invented / unreal / virtual

10. ADORATION -- (meaning) intense like
Antonyms of ‘Adoration’ --
abhorrence / detestation / disgust / hatred / loathing / odium / repugnance / repulsion


OTHER USEFUL ANTONYMS -- XYZ
1. abandon -- retain / salvage
2. abase -- deference / respect
3. abashed -- proud / unabashed
4. abate -- strengthen / brace
5. abbreviate -- amplify / lengthen
6. abdicate -- accept / continue
7. aberrant -- typical / usual
8. aberration -- normality / routine
9. abet -- hinder / dissuade
10. abhor -- admire / worship
11. abhorrent -- desirable / pleasing
12. abiding -- temporary / transient
13. ability -- inability / ineptitude
14. abject -- hopeful / optimistic
15. abjure -- own / possess
16. able -- incapable / unable
17. abnormal -- normal / natural
18. abolition -- initiation / launching
19. abominate -- love / respect
20. abortive -- fruitful / productive
21. abrasive -- even / regular / polite
22. abridge -- enlarge / expand
23. abridged -- comprehensive / whole
24. abrupt -- gradual / steady
25. abseil -- ascend / climb
26. absence -- attendance / existence / presence
27. absolute -- relative / virtual
28. absolution -- harshness / severity
29. absolve -- blame / condemn / denounce
30. abstain -- endure / persist
31. abstinence -- excess / indulgence
32. abstract -- concrete / real
33. abstracted -- alert / attentive / aware
34. abstruse -- intelligible / logical / lucid
35. abundant -- meager / scarce
36. abysmal -- excellent / outstanding
37. accede -- disallow / discard
38. acceptable -- deplorable / unacceptable
39. acceptance -- denial / rejection / renunciation
40. accessible -- inaccessible / unachievable
41. acclaim -- condemnation / disapproval
42. accolade -- discredit / disgrace / ignominy
43. accommodating -- disobliging / uncooperative
44. accord -- disagreement / disparity
45. accountable -- inexplicable / unaccountable
46. accredit -- derecognize / disapprove
47. accrual -- decrease / deduction / loss
48. accurate -- inaccurate / incorrect
49. accustomed -- unaccustomed / unfamiliar
50. achievable -- unachievable / unattainable
51. acquiescence -- opposition / resistance
52. acquire -- cede / relinquish / surrender
53. acrid -- saccharine / sugary
54. acrimonious -- harmonious / melodious
55. activate -- deactivate / impede
56. activity -- immobility / sluggishness
57. acuity -- dullness / tedium
58. acumen -- folly / foolhardiness / stupidity
59. adamant -- relenting / yielding
60. add -- deduct / subtract
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
Useful English phrasal verbs and their meanings in simple words | Alphabetical list of English phrasal verbs
1500 Useful phrasal verbs for daily use

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What are “Phrasal Verbs”?

A PHRASAL VERB is made up of a Verb and an Adverb or a Preposition or both.
Adverbs or prepositions which are used in Phrasal Verbs are called ‘Particles’.

Verb + adverb = Phrasal verb
Verb + preposition = Phrasal verb
Verb + adverb + preposition = Phrasal verb

Examples:
break down -- verb + adverb [break= verb; down= adverb]
ward off -- verb + preposition [ward= verb; off= preposition]
keep up with -- verb + adverb + preposition [keep= verb; up= adverb; with=preposition]

‘USUAL’ and ‘IDIOMATIC’ Meanings of Phrasal Verbs
A Phrasal verb may have usual or idiomatic meaning -

Phrasal Verb with Usual meaning:
Verb and Particle keep their ordinary meaning
Example: turn around -- to turn around

Phrasal Verb with Idiomatic meaning:
Verb and Particle doesn’t keep their ordinary meaning
Example: turn down -- to reject an offer

Following is the detailed list of useful Phrasal Verbs and their meanings:


English Phrasal Verbs -- A

Abide
abide by -- to obey/follow a decision, rule, etc.

Abound
abound with/in -- to be full of

Account
account for -- to explain | to be a definite amount for | to destroy

Accustom
accustom to -- to be familiar

Act
act on -- to affect
act out -- to express a feeling or an emotion in your behavior
act up -- to behave inappropriately
act upon -- to take an action on the basis of particular information, etc.; to execute

Add
add in -- to include
add to -- to increase
add up -- to calculate or count | to be sensible or reasonable
add up to -- to have a particular result | to have a certain total amount

Adhere
adhere to -- to follow a particular rule

Agree
not agree with -- to dislike or disapprove

Aim
aim at -- to Intend to achieve particular goal

Alight
alight on -- to find something by chance

Align
align with -- to support a person, rules, etc, openly or publicly because you agree with them

Allow
allow for -- to take something into consideration
allow of -- to make possible; to permit

Allude
allude to -- to refer to

Amount
amount to -- to be equal to something | to count something as a total

Angle
angle for -- to try to get something indirectly by hinting

Answer
answer back -- to make counter-argument | to give rude reply to your senior, an authority, etc.
answer for -- to be responsible
answer to somebody for something -- to explain your decision or action

Appertain
appertain to -- to refer or relate

Argue
argue down -- to beat somebody in an argument or a debate | to persuade people not to accept a proposal or motion | to persuade a seller to reduce the price
argue somebody into doing something -- to give reasons to persuade somebody do or not do something

Arrive
arrive at -- to decide something after deliberation

Arrogate
arrogate to yourself -- to claim/take without having right

Ascribe
ascribe to -- to think or say something is done by somebody

Ask
ask around -- to talk to many people with a view to get information | to invite
ask for -- to request or demand something | to provoke a negative reaction
ask in -- to invite somebody into your house
ask out -- to invite someone for a date

Attend
attend to -- to deal with somebody/something

Auction
auction off -- to sell something at an auction

Avail
avail yourself of -- to take advantage of an opportunity

Average
average out -- to make even; to calculate the average | to balance or equalize

Awake/Awaken
awake/awaken to -- to be aware of possible effects of something
500 Words and Their Synonyms

Synonym is a word that has the same or nearly the same meaning as another word.

Sample This:

English Synonyms – A

001. ABET -- (meaning) to encourage somebody to do something illegal
Synonyms for ‘Abet’ --
incite / instigate / provoke

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002. ABEYANCE -- (meaning) being stopped for a period of time
Synonyms for ‘Abeyance’ --
dormancy / intermission / suspension

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003. ABILITY -- (meaning) the fact that somebody is able to do something
Synonyms for ‘Ability’ --
aptitude / capability / competence / knack / potential / proficiency / skill / talent

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004. ABLAZE -- (meaning) burning; on fire
Synonyms for ‘Ablaze’ --
aflame / afire / alight

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005. ABRASIVE -- (meaning) not smooth
Synonyms for ‘Abrasive’ --
coarse / harsh / rough

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006. ABSENCE -- (meaning) not available, present, etc.
Synonyms for ‘Absence’ --
nonexistence / nonappearance / nonattendance

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007. ABSTRUSE -- (meaning) difficult to understand
Synonyms for ‘Abstruse’ --
arcane / complicated / convoluted / esoteric / garbled / inarticulate / incoherent / incomprehensible / indecipherable / inexplicable / intricate / obscure / rarefied / recondite / unfathomable / unintelligible / unplumbed

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008. ABUSE -- (meaning) unfair or cruel treatment
Synonyms for ‘Abuse’ --
brutality / cruelty / exploitation / ill-treatment / maltreatment / mistreatment / misuse / spitefulness / viciousness

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009. ABYSS -- (meaning) a very deep crack in the ground
Synonyms for ‘Abyss’ --
chasm / gulf

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010. ACCEDE -- (meaning) to agree to a demand, request, proposal, etc.
Synonyms for ‘Accede’ --
acquiesce / approve / assent / commend / comply / endorse / grant / permission / ratify / sanction

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011. ACCENTUATE -- (meaning) to make something more noticeable
Synonyms for ‘Accentuate’ --
emphasize / highlight / underline / underscore

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012. ACCLIMATIZE -- (meaning) to get used to new situation
Synonyms for ‘Acclimatize’ --
adapt / adjust

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013. ACCOMPLISH -- (meaning) to succeed in getting something
Synonyms for ‘Accomplish’ --
attain / conquer / manage

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014. ACCOST -- (meaning) to come near to somebody/something
Synonyms for ‘Accost’ --
advance / approach / confront

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015. ACCREDITED -- (meaning) officially recognized
Synonyms for ‘Accredited’ --
certified / endorsed / licensed

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016. ACCRUAL -- (meaning) increase in something over a period of time
Synonyms for ‘Accrual’ --
accretion / addition / amassing / buildup / gathering

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017. ACCUSE -- (meaning) to say somebody is guilty of something
Synonyms for ‘Accuse’ --
arraign / blame / charge / impeach / indict / prosecute

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018. ACQUIT -- (meaning) to say officially that somebody is not guilty for a crime
Synonyms for ‘Acquit’ --
absolve / exculpate / exonerate

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019. ADMIRATION -- (meaning) praise or approval
Synonyms for ‘Admiration’ --
acclaim / accolade / applause / approbation / commendation / ovation

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020. ADMIRING -- (meaning) behavior that shows that you respect somebody/something
Synonyms for ‘Admiring’ --
chivalrous / considerate / courteous / deferential / gracious / respectful / reverent / reverential

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021. ADROIT -- (meaning) skillful and accurate
Synonyms for ‘Adroit’ --
agile / deft / dexterous / natty / nifty / nimble / swift

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022. ALARMING -- (meaning) causing feeling of fear and worry
Synonyms for ‘Alarming’ --
baffling / bewildering / confounding / disconcerting / disquieting / distressing / perplexing / puzzling / tormenting / upsetting / worrying

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Sample This:

English Idioms and Phrases -- A

ADD
001. -- State governments should add more teeth to anti-ragging law. [‘add more teeth’ -- to make something more effective]
002. -- Financial issues are further going to add to their woes.

ABACK
003. -- He appeared to be taken aback when it was revealed to him that an avid fan had his face tattooed on his arm. || We all were taken aback by bomb attacks. [‘taken aback’ -- very surprised]

ACE
004. -- Our opponents hold all the Aces as they are strong where we are weak. [‘hold all the aces’ -- to have all the advantages]

ACCOUNT
005. -- From all accounts, he was a loving family man. || From all accounts, he is a smart, fair-minded, detail-oriented middle-of-the road jurist. [‘from all accounts’ -- according to what other people say]

ACT
006. -- An accidental fire in your home is not considered an act of God because it could have been prevented. [‘act of God’ -- an event that is caused by natural forces]

ADVANCE
007. -- The celebration started a day in advance. [‘in advance’ -- ahead of time]

AFFAIR
008. -- Budget data revealed an alarming state of affairs. [‘state of affairs’ -- situation]
009. -- My birthday is going to be a quiet affair with a nice dinner. || We want our wedding to be a quiet affair.

AGREE
010. -- Democracy requires that we agree to differ. [‘agree to differ’ -- (of people) to decide not to argue with each other over their different opinions about something.]

AIR
011. -- Her clarification did not clear the air. [‘clear the air’ -- to improve a tense situation]
012a. -- When the residents started receiving mysterious threats, there was an air of mystery and fear.
012b. -- The air of celebration was evident outside the president’s office.
013a. -- It was fortunate that he arrived and erased the negativity in the air.
013b. -- There was an evil smell in the air.
014a. -- Body is nothing but a pile of ashes and it will one day disappear into thin air.
014b. -- Money was vanishing into thin air.

ALL
015. -- I do not think we will be paying much more, if at all we do.
016. -- If you stop her doing anything, she wants to do it all the more. [‘all the more’ -- extra]
017. -- These problems are needed to be solved once and for all. [‘once and for all’ -- forever]
018. -- All of a sudden, there was fire. | All of a sudden a warm gust of wind came. [‘all of a sudden’ -- surprisingly]
019. -- I learnt computer programming all by myself. || It is a lot of work, and I do it all by myself. || He had to run the family all by himself.

ALONE
020. -- Workers were clearly in no mood to listen let alone comply with the request. || They could not figure out how to punish corrupt officials, let alone fix them. [‘let alone’ -- used to emphasize that because the first thing is not true, possible, etc. the next thing cannot be true, possible, etc. either]

APART
021. -- A saddle tank on the tractor-trailer came apart and caused a diesel spill. [‘come apart’ -- to shatter]
022. -- In less than a fortnight of its formation, the Joint Committee for drafting the bill is falling apart. || Talks on a deal finally fell apart. [‘fall apart’ -- to collapse]
023. -- Storm has torn apart the lives of thousands of people. [‘tear apart’ -- to destroy]
024. -- We are poles apart. || Two exhibitions in prominent galleries immediately next to each other showed works that were poles apart in concept. [‘pole apart’ -- completely opposite]

APPLE
025. -- We expected him to keep his business affairs in apple pie order. || Everything inside the shop was spick and span and in apple pie order, from the well-polished service counters to the glistening display cabinets. [‘in apple pie order’ -- well organized]

ARM
026. -- Government maintained arms length distance in all matters relating to film certification. [‘arms length distance’ -- to avoid having a close relationship]
027. -- Nation welcomed new football coach with open arms. || European counties had welcomed the refugees with open arms. [‘with open arms’ -- in an extremely happy manner]

THIS BOOK CONTAINS MEANINGS OF MORE THAN 3400 ADVANCED ENGLISH WORDS (including phrasal verbs and idioms).

Learn Difficult English Words & Their Meanings

Sample This:

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

abate to become, or make sth less strong
abed in bed
aberrant not socially acceptable
abet to help, or encourage sb to do sth wrong
in abeyance not being used for a period of time
ablutions act of washing yourself
aboard on a ship, plane, bus etc.
abode where sb lives
abolition ending of sth
abominate to feel hatred, or disgust
abomination extremely unpleasant, disgusting
abortive unsuccessful
above board legal and honest; in a legal and honest way
abridge to make book, etc. shorter
absent minded forgetful
abstainer who chooses not to vote, who never drinks alcohol
abstruse difficult to understand
abundant plentiful
abysmal extremely bad
abyss deep wide space, or hole that seems to have no bottom
accede to agree, to become king, or queen
accommodating willing to help, obliging
accomplish to achieve sth
in accord with sb/sth in agreement with
accord with sth to agree with sth
accountable responsible
accoutrements pieces of equipment for a particular activity
accredited officially recognized
accrue to increase over a period of time
accursed suffering from a curse, or black magic
ace person who is very good at doing sth
Achilles heel weak point in sb's character attacked by other people
acme peak
acquaintance with sb slight friendship
make sb's acquaintance to meet sb first time
acquiesce to accept sth, even if you do not agree
acrimonious bitter
acrobat rope dancer
acronym a word formed using initial letters of other words
act up to behave badly
acumen ability to understand and decide things quickly
ad hominem against person's character
ad nauseam again and again in boring and annoying way
Adam's apple lump at the front of the throat
adamantine very strong and impossible to break
add up to seem reasonable
add-on a thing that is added to sth else
adieu goodbye
ad-infinitum for ever
adjourn to postpone
adjudicate to make official decision
adjure to order sb to do sth
Adonis extremely attractive young man
adorable attractive
adoration great love, or worship
adore to love very much, to like very much
adrenalin hormone produced in the body due to excitement, fear, or anger
adulation excessive praise
the advent of sb/sth coming of invention, etc.
adventitious happening by accident; not planned
advisable sensible
advise sb of sth to inform
advisory official warning
aeon thousands of years
aerodrome small airport
aesthete who love art and beautiful things
affaire love affair
affectation behaviour, action to impress other people
affectionate loving
affections person's feelings of love
affective connected with emotions, attitudes
affliction pain and suffering, or sth that causes it
afforestation process of planting areas of land with trees
aficionado who likes a particular subject, etc. very much and knows a lot about it
afloat floating on water
afoot being planned
afore mentioned mentioned earlier
aftermath situation existing after a war, an accident, etc.
her mouth was agape wide open, because of surprise or shock
come of age to become mature
age of consent legal age to have sex
aggrandizement increase in the power, or importance of a person, or country
aggravate to worsen
agonize over sth to spend a long time thinking and worrying about sth
agreeable pleasant and easy to like
aggrieved feeling that you have been treated unfairly
aghast horrified
ahead of earlier than
agog excited
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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.)
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