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4000 IELTS Academic Word List (1)

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abandon: Read
n. Syn. relinquish
lacking restraint or control; feeling of extreme emotional intensity; unbounded enthusiasm

abandonment: Read
n.
giving up completely; freedom from constraint

abbreviation: Read
n.
shortening something by omitting parts of it

abeyance: Read
n. Syn. suspension
suspended action; temporary cessation or suspension

abide: Read
v.
endure; put up with; bear; tolerate

ability: Read
n. Syn. capacity; skill
capacity; skill

abnormal: Read
a. Syn. anomalous; unusual
unusual; not typical; not normal

aboard: Read
ad.
on a ship, train, plane or other vehicle; in or into a group, organization, or business

abolish: Read
v. Syn. cancel; annul
cancel; put an end to; destroy completely

abolition: Read
n.
ending; act of abolishing; act of doing away with

abortion: Read
n.
termination of pregnancy; failure of a plan

abortive: Read
a. Syn. unsuccessful; fruitless
unsuccessful; failing to accomplish an intended objective; fruitless

abridge: Read
v. Syn. condense; shorten
condense; shorten; reduce length of written text

abrogate: Read
a. Syn. abolish
abolish, do away with, or annul, especially by authority

abrupt: Read
a. Syn. sudden; unforeseen
broken off; very steep; having sudden transitions from one subject to another

absence: Read
n.
state of being absent; state of being away

absent: Read
a. Syn. missing
go away or leave ; missing; not present

absolute: Read
a. Syn. complete; certain
perfect in quality or nature; complete; totally unlimited; certain

absolutely: Read
ad. Syn. utterly; definitely
utterly; definitely

absorb: Read
v. Syn. monopolize; receive
assimilate or incorporate; suck or drink up; occupy full attention

absorption: Read
n. Syn. assimilation; reception
process of absorbing nutrients into the body after digestion; state of mental concentration

abstract: Read
a. Syn. theoretical; abstruse
theoretical; not concrete; not applied or practical; difficult to understand

absurd: Read
a. Syn. preposterous; ridiculous; foolish
preposterous; ridiculously incongruous or unreasonable; foolish

absurdity: Read
n.
quality of being absurd or inconsistent with obvious truth, reason, or sound judgment; logical contradiction

abundance: Read
n. Syn. profusion; richness
great or plentiful amount; fullness to overflowing

abundant: Read
a. Syn. plentiful
plentiful; possessing riches or resources

abuse: Read
n. Syn. misuse
improper use or handling; misuse

academic: Read
a. Syn. scholarly; collegiate; theoretical
related to school; not practical or directly useful; relating to scholarly organization; based on formal education

academy: Read
n.
school for special instruction; society of scholars, scientists, or artists

accede: Read
v. Syn. agree; assent; concede
agree; give consent, often at insistence of another; concede

accelerate: Read
v. Syn. speed; hasten
move faster; cause to develop or progress more quickly; occur sooner than expected

acceleration: Read
n.
faster rate of improvement; rate of change of velocity with respect to time

access: Read
n. Syn. approach
approach; entry; entrance

accessible: Read
a. Syn. obtainable; approachable
easily approached or entered; obtainable; easy to talk to or get along with

accessory: Read
n. Syn. adjunct; appendage
additional object; useful but not essential thing; subordinate or supplementary item

accident: Read
n.
event that takes place without one's foresight or expectation; sudden, and unexpected event

accidental: Read
a. Syn. unexpected; unforeseen
unexpected; unforeseen

accidentally: Read
ad. Syn. inadvertently
inadvertently; by chance; casually; fortuitously; not essentially or intrinsically

accommodate: Read
v. Syn. adapt; oblige
do a favor or service for; provide for; supply with; make suitable; adapt; allow for

accommodation: Read
n.
living quarters provided for public convenience; something that meets a need; convenience

accompaniment: Read
n.
act of accompanying someone or something

accompany: Read
v.
travel with; be associated with

accomplish: Read
v. Syn. finish; achieve
succeed in doing; bring to pass; achieve; reach the end of; complete

accomplishment: Read
n. Syn. achievement; fulfillment
achievement; fulfillment

accord: Read
n. Syn. agreement; treaty
settlement or compromise of conflicting opinions; written agreement between two states

account: Read
n. Syn. report; description
narrative or record of events; reason given for a particular action or event

accountant: Read
n.
one who maintains and audits business accounts

accounting: Read
n.
system that provides quantitative information about finances

accrue: Read
v.
increase, accumulate, or come about as a result of growth; accumulate over time

accumulate: Read
v. Syn. collect
pile up; collect; mount up; increase

accumulation: Read
n. Syn. accretion; concentration
increase by natural growth or addition; concentration

accuracy: Read
n.
quality of nearness to the truth or the true value

accurate: Read
a. Syn. precise; correct
capable of providing a correct reading or measurement; performing with care and precision

accusation: Read
n. Syn. indictment; charge
indictment; charge of wrongdoing that is made against a person or other party

accuse: Read
v. Syn. blame; condemn
blame; condemn

achieve: Read
v. Syn. accomplish; fulfill
gain with effort; accomplish; fulfill

achievement: Read
n. Syn. feat; accomplishment
feat; accomplishment; award for completing a particular task or meeting an objective

acid: Read
n.
sour; water-soluble compounds having a sour taste; quality of being sarcastic, bitter, or scornful

acknowledge: Read
v. Syn. recognize; admit
declare to be true or admit; express obligation, thanks

acquaint: Read
v. Syn. Inform
inform about; cause to come to know personally; make familiar

acquaintance: Read
n.
personal knowledge or information about someone or something

acquainted: Read
a.
known by or familiar with another; informed or familiar

acquire: Read
v. Syn. obtain; gain
gain through experience or effort; gain possession of; locate with tracking system

acquisition: Read
n. Syn. acquirement; attainment
act of contracting or assuming or acquiring possession of something

across: Read
ad.
from side to side; crosswise, or in a direction opposed to the length

activate: Read
v. Syn. encourage; stimulate
make active or more active; stimulate; make radioactive

actively: Read
ad. Syn. energetically; vigorously
energetically; vigorously; in an active manner; voluntarily, not passively

actual: Read
a. Syn. true; real
true; real; being, existing, or acting at the present moment; current

actually: Read
ad. Syn. truly; really
truly; really; in fact

acute: Read
a. Syn. keen; sharp
quickly perceptive; keen; having a sharp point or tip; extremely sharp or severe

adapt: Read
v. Syn. alter; modify
make fit for; change to suit a new purpose

adaptation: Read
n. Syn. modification; adjustment
modification; alteration or adjustment in structure or habits

additional: Read
a. Syn. further; extra
further; extra; supplemental or added to

additive: Read
n. Syn. addition; supplement
addition; supplement

address: Read
v.
make a formal speech to; deal with or discuss; direct efforts or attention of

adequate: Read
a. Syn. sufficient; enough
sufficient; enough to meet a purpose

adhere: Read
v. Syn. stick; bond
stick fast; stick to firmly; be compatible or in accordance with

adhesive: Read
n. Syn. glue; paste
glue; paste ; substance that unites or bonds surfaces together

adjacent: Read
a. Syn. adjoining; neighboring
adjoining; neighboring; close to; lying near

adjoin: Read
v. Syn. attach
be next to; be contiguous to; border on

adjust: Read
v. Syn. adapt; regulate
adapt; regulate

adjustment: Read
n.
making or becoming suitable; adjusting to circumstances

administer: Read
v. Syn. govern; supervise
govern; supervise; give or apply medications

administration: Read
n. Syn. management; supervision; executive
management; supervision; people who are in charge for management; activity of government for powers and duties

administrative: Read
a.
of or relating to or responsible for administration

admiration: Read
n.
favorable judgment; feeling of pleasure, wonder, and approval

admire: Read
v. Syn. esteem; appreciate
regard with wonder or astonishment; view with surprise; marvel at

admission: Read
n. Syn. admittance; entrance; access
act or practice of admitting; power or permission to enter

admit: Read
v.
permit to enter; receive; provide the right or a means of entrance to

admittedly: Read
ad. Syn. doubtlessly; surely
doubtlessly; in an acknowledged manner; confessedly

adolescence: Read
n. Syn. youth; juvenescence
state of growing up from childhood to manhood or womanhood; transitional period between youth and maturity

adolescent: Read
n.
a juvenile between the onset of puberty and maturity;

adopt: Read
v. Syn. accept
accept; take on; raise; take into one's family

adoption: Read
n.
act of accepting with approval

adore: Read
v. Syn. idolize; adorn
worship with profound reverence; pay divine honors to; regard with the utmost esteem and affection

adorn: Read
v. Syn. decorate
enhance or decorate with or as if with ornaments

adornment: Read
n. Syn. embellishment; decoration
embellishment; decoration; something that beautifies or adorns; ornament

adult: Read
n.
one who has attained maturity or legal age; fully grown

advance: Read
v. Syn. further; progress
proceed; move forward; improve; moving forward

advanced: Read
a.
improved; highly developed or complex; ahead of the times; progressive

adventure: Read
n. Syn. risk; venture
something happens without design; chance; hazard; risk; danger

adventurous: Read
a. Syn. valiant; venturesome
valiant; venturesome; inclined or willing to incur hazard or engage in adventures

adversary: Read
n. Syn. opponent; contestant
opponent in contest; someone who offers opposition

adverse: Read
a. Syn. unfavorable; hostile
in opposing direction; harmful or unfavorable; acting or serving to oppose

adversity: Read
n. Syn. poverty; misfortune
state of misfortune, hardship, or affliction; misfortune

advertise: Read
v. Syn. notify
give notice to; inform or apprise; make known; give public notice of

advisable: Read
a.
proper to be advised or to be done; expedient; prudent; ready to receive advice

advocate: Read
v. Syn. urge; support
speak, plead, or argue in favour of; plead for; push for something

aerial: Read
a.
of the air or atmosphere; produced by or found in the air; performed in the air

affect: Read
v.
have an emotional or cognitive impact upon

affection: Read
n. Syn. fondness; love
fondness; tender feeling toward another; fondness

affectionate: Read
a. Syn. loving
having affection or warm regard; loving; fond; kindly inclined; zealous

affiliate: Read
v. Syn. associate; incorporate
associate; incorporate

affirm: Read
v. Syn. assert; confirm
assert; confirm

affirmation: Read
n. Syn. confirmation
positive assertion; confirmation; solemn pledge by one who refuses to take an oath

affirmative: Read
a.
confirmative; ratifying; giving assent or approval; confirming

afford: Read
v. Syn. pay; risk
pay; provide; have the financial means for; bear the cost of

affordable: Read
a.
able to pay for

agency: Read
n.
a business that serves other businesses; an administrative unit of government

agent: Read
n. Syn. representative; delegate; deputy
one that acts on behalf of other persons or organizations

aggravate: Read
v. Syn. worsen; exacerbate
worsen; make worse or more troublesome

aggregate: Read
v. Syn. gather; accumulate
gather into a mass, sum, or whole; amount to

aggregation: Read
n.
several things grouped together or considered as a whole

aggressive: Read
a.
making assaults; unjustly attacking; combative; hostile; tending to spread quickly

aggressor: Read
n. Syn. attacker; assailant; invader
one that engages in aggression; person who first attacks

agitate: Read
v. Syn. disturb
cause to move with violence or sudden force; upset; disturb

agitation: Read
n. Syn. anxiety; disturbance
anxiety; extreme emotional disturbance

agony: Read
n.
extreme pain of mind or body; anguish; last struggle of life; death struggle

agreeable: Read
a. Syn. pleasing; acceptable
ready to consent or submit; acceptable

agreement: Read
n.
state of agreeing; harmony of opinion, statement, action, or character

agriculture: Read
n.
practice of cultivating the land or raising stock

aid: Read
n.
person or thing that promotes or helps in something done; helper; assistant

ailment: Read
n. Syn. sickness; illness; affliction
sickness; illness; affliction

aim: Read
n. Syn. objective; object; plan
point or direct towards an object or spot with the intent of hitting it

air: Read
v.
be broadcast on television or radio

aircraft: Read
n.
vehicle that can fly, such as an airplane, helicopter, balloon

aisle: Read
n.
passageway between rows of seats, as in an auditorium or an airplane; wing of a building

ajar: Read
a.
half-open; slightly turned or opened

alarm: Read
n.
any sound or information intended to give notice of approaching danger

album: Read
n.
a list of names; a register for visitors; a blank book, in which to insert autographs sketches, memorial writing of friends, photographs

alert: Read
n.
warning serves; alarm; condition of heightened watchfulness or preparation for action

alien: Read
a. Syn. strange; unfamiliar; foreign
dissimilar, inconsistent, or opposed in nature; very different place, society, or person

alienate: Read
v. Syn. estrange; transfer; separate
cause to become unfriendly or hostile; transfer property or ownership; isolate or dissociate emotionally

alignment: Read
n. Syn. arrangement; association; alliance
arrangement; association; alliance

alike: Read
a. Syn. similar; resembling
similar; in the same manner or to the same degree

allergic: Read
a.
excessively sensitive; susceptible; having an allergy

allergy: Read
n.
hyper sensitivity reaction; abnormally high sensitivity to certain substances

alliance: Read
n.
state of being allied; act of allying or uniting; a union or connection of interests between families, states, parties

allocate: Read
v. Syn. assign
assign; distribute according to plan

allot: Read
v. Syn. distribute
parcel out in parts or portions; distribute to each individual concerned; assign as a share or lot

allowance: Read
n. Syn. authorization; permission
approval; act of allowing, granting, or admitting

alloy: Read
v. Syn. combine; mix
combine; mix; make less pure; lessen or moderate

ally: Read
n. Syn. confederate; partner; collaborator
confederate; partner; collaborator

alone: Read
a. Syn. solitary; by oneself
solitary; by oneself

along: Read
ad.
by the length; in a line with the length; onward; forward; in company; together

alongside: Read
ad.
along or by the side; side by side with

alter: Read
v. Syn. modify; change; convert
modify; cause to change; make different; convert

alternate: Read
a. Syn. substitute
happening or following in turns; succeeding each other continuously; substitute

alternation: Read
n.
successive change from one thing or state to another and back again

alternative: Read
a.
one of two or more things, ideas or courses of action that may be used; option; choice

altitude: Read
n. Syn. elevation; height
elevation especially above sea level; height

aluminum: Read
n.
silvery ductile metallic element

amateur: Read
a. Syn. nonprofessional; inexpert
nonprofessional; lacking the skill of a professional, as in an art

amaze: Read
v. Syn. stun; astonish; shock
astonish; affect with wonder

amazement: Read
n. Syn. wonder; surprise
wonder; state of extreme surprise or wonder; astonishment

ambassador: Read
n.
authorized messenger or representative

ambiguity: Read
n.
state of being ambiguous; doubtfulness or uncertainty

ambiguous: Read
a.
unclear or doubtful in meaning

ambition: Read
n. Syn. aspiration
aspiration

ambitious: Read
a. Syn. aspiring; enterprising
aspiring; having a strong desire for success or achievement

ambulance: Read
n.
field hospital organized as to follow an army in its movements; wagon for conveying the wounded to hospital

amend: Read
v. Syn. correct; improve
change for the better; improve; remove faults or errors

amendment: Read
n. Syn. correction; revision
correction; revision

amends: Read
n.
compensation for a loss or injury; recompense; reparation

amiable: Read
a. Syn. agreeable; lovable
good-natured and likable; lovable; warmly friendly

amicable: Read
a. Syn. friendly
exhibiting friendliness or goodwill; not quarrelsome

amid: Read
ad. Syn. among
in the middle of; among; surrounded by

ammunition: Read
n. Syn. weapon
military stores or provisions; articles used in weapons, as powder, balls, shot, shells

amount: Read
n. Syn. quantity; sum
total of two or more quantities; aggregate; sum

ample: Read
a. Syn. abundant
more than enough in size or scope or capacity; fairly large

amplification: Read
n.
addition of extra material or illustration or clarifying detail

amplify: Read
v. Syn. intensify; increase
broaden or clarify by expanding; intensify; make larger or more powerful; increase

amuse: Read
v. Syn. absorb; distract; bewilder
occupy in an agreeable, pleasing, or entertaining fashion; cause laughter or be funny; delude or deceive

analogy: Read
n. Syn. similarity; parallelism
similarity in some respects; comparison based on similarity

analysis: Read
n. Syn. study; investigation
study; investigation; process of breaking down a substance into its constituent parts

analytical: Read
a.
of analysis; resolving into elements or parts

analyze: Read
v. Syn. diagnose; examine; analyze
diagnose; examine

ancestor: Read
n. Syn. forefather; forebear
forefather; forebear; forerunner or predecessor

anchor: Read
v. Syn. fasten
secure or fasten firmly; be fixed in place; narrate or coordinate

anecdote: Read
n. Syn. episode; story
short account of amusing or interesting event; short narrative; secret story of history or biography

angular: Read
a.
sharp-cornered; consisting of an angle or angles; stiff in manner

animate: Read
a.
endowed with life; alive; living; animated

animation: Read
n.
act of animating, or giving life or spirit; state of being animate or alive.

ankle: Read
n.
joint which connects the foot with the leg; tarsus

annex: Read
v. Syn. attach
append or attach; take possession of; incorporate into an existing political unit

anniversary: Read
a.
annual; yearly; annual return of the day on which any notable event took place

announce: Read
v. Syn. herald; proclaim
herald; give out; proclaim; make known publicly

announcement: Read
n.
formal public statement; act of making known publicly

announcer: Read
n.
one who proclaims a message publicly

annoy: Read
v. Syn. disturb; irritate
disturb, especially by minor irritations; irritate

annual: Read
a.
occurring or payable every year

annually: Read
ad. Syn. yearly
yearly; each year; returning every year; year by year

antagonism: Read
n. Syn. hostility; enmity
active resistance; condition of being an opposing principle, force, or factor

antagonist: Read
n.
one who contends with another, especially in combat; an adversary; opponent

antarctic: Read
a.
opposite to the northern or arctic pole; relating to the southern pole or to the region near it

antibiotic: Read
a. Syn. antibacterial
of or relating to chemical substance that kills microorganisms and cures infections

anticipate: Read
v. Syn. expect; predict
act in advance of; deal with ahead of time; predict

anticipation: Read
n. Syn. expectation
something expected; pleasurable expectation; wishing with confidence

antique: Read
n. Syn. relic; curio
any furniture old and valuable; out of fashion

antonym: Read
n.
word of opposite meaning; counter term

anxiety: Read
n.
concern something in state of painful uneasiness; state of restlessness and agitation

anxious: Read
a. Syn. eager; keen; worried
eager; keen; worried; uneasy and apprehensive about an uncertain event or matter

anyhow: Read
ad.
in any way or manner whatever; at any rate; in any event

apart: Read
ad.
separately, in regard to space or company; in a state of separation as to place; aside

ape: Read
v. Syn. imitate
imitate; mimic, as an ape imitates human actions

apologize: Read
v.
beg pardon

apology: Read
n. Syn. regret
acknowledgment expressing regret or asking pardon for a fault or offense; explanation or excuse

apparatus: Read
n. Syn. equipment
a group of parts that work together to perform given function; appliance or device for particular purpose

apparent: Read
a. Syn. visible
capable of being seen, or easily seen; open to view; visible to eye

appeal: Read
n. Syn. attraction; charm
attraction; charm; attract; fascinate; challenge

appealing: Read
a. Syn. attractive; charming
attractive; charming

appendix: Read
n. Syn. appendage; adjunct; concomitant
something appended or added

appetite: Read
n. Syn. desire
instinctive physical desire, especially one for food or drink

applaud: Read
v. Syn. clap; acclaim
acclaim; express approval, especially by clapping the hands

appliance: Read
n.
durable goods for home or office use; device or instrument for household use

applicable: Read
a.
capable of being applied; fit or suitable to be applied; having relevance

applicant: Read
n. Syn. candidate
candidate

application: Read
n. Syn. diligence
close attention; work of applying something; verbal or written request for assistance

apply: Read
v. Syn. exert
exert; put into service; avail oneself to;

appoint: Read
v. Syn. designate; nominate
designate; nominate

appointment: Read
n. Syn. arrangement
act of putting a person into a non-elective position; arrangement

appreciable: Read
a. Syn. considerable; perceptible
considerable; perceptible

appreciate: Read
v. Syn. admire; value
be thankful for; increase in worth; be thoroughly conscious of

appreciation: Read
n. Syn. recognition; taste
recognition; taste; judgment or opinion, especially a favorable one

appreciative: Read
a.
having or showing a just or ready appreciation or perception

apprentice: Read
n.
works for an expert to learn a trade; beginner; learner

approach: Read
n. Syn. access; method
access; method

appropriate: Read
v. Syn. acquire; allocate
acquire; take possession of for one's own use; set apart for specific use

approval: Read
n. Syn. sanction; endorsement
official approbation; endorsement; act of approving

approve: Read
v. Syn. ratify
ratify; consider right or good; think or speak favorably of

approximate: Read
v. Syn. approach
approach; come near

approximately: Read
ad. Syn. about; roughly
about; roughly

apt: Read
a. Syn. appropriate; suitable
likely; exactly suitable; appropriate; quick to learn or understand

aptitude: Read
n. Syn. intelligence; talent
inherent ability; quickness in learning and understanding

arbitrary: Read
a. Syn. capricious; impulse
randomly chosen; determined by chance or impulse, and not by reason or principle

arbitrator: Read
n. Syn. judge; arbiter
someone chosen to judge and decide disputed issue; one having power to make authoritative decisions

arc: Read
n.
continuous portion of a circle; something curved in shape

arch: Read
n.
any part of a curved line

archaeology: Read
n.
study of artifacts and relics of early mankind

architect: Read
n.
one who designs and supervises the construction of buildings or other large structures

architecture: Read
n.
art and science of designing and erecting buildings; buildings and other large structures

ardent: Read
a. Syn. intense; passionate; zealous
displaying or by strong enthusiasm or devotion; passionate

arduous: Read
a. Syn. hard; strenuous
demanding great effort or labor; difficult

area: Read
n.
plane surface, as of the floor of a room; open space in a building; the enclosed space; extent; scope; range

arena: Read
n.
playing field where sports events take place; large structure for open-air sports or entertainments

argue: Read
v.
invent and offer reasons to support or overthrow a proposition, opinion, or measure; debate

arise: Read
v. Syn. spring
come up from a lower to a higher position; come above the horizon; spring up; come into action

aristocracy: Read
n.
hereditary nobility; privileged class

aristocrat: Read
n.
one of the aristocracy or people of rank in a community; one of a ruling class; a noble

arithmetic: Read
n.
theory of numerical calculations

armour: Read
n.
defensive covering, as of metal, wood, or leather, worn to protect the body against weapons

arms: Read
n. Syn. weapon
weapons considered collectively; official symbols of a family

arouse: Read
v. Syn. excite; stimulate; awake
excite; stimulate; awaken from or as if from sleep

arrange: Read
v. Syn. plan; schedule
put in proper order; dispose in the manner intended, or best suited for the purpose

arrangement: Read
n. Syn. composition; order
composition; order

array: Read
v. Syn. marshal
set out for display or use; place in orderly arrangement

arrest: Read
v.
stop or slow down; catch someone's attention; take into custody

arrogance: Read
n. Syn. pride; haughtiness
overbearing pride; haughtiness; manifest feeling of personal superiority in rank, power, or estimation

arrogant: Read
a. Syn. overbearing; lofty
arising from feeling or assumption of one's superiority toward others

article: Read
n. Syn. essay; editorial
essay; editorial; individual thing or element of a class

artificial: Read
a. Syn. unreal
made by humans; produced rather than natural.

ascend: Read
v. Syn. climb; mount
climb; mount

ascertain: Read
v. Syn. discover; insure
find out for certain; discover with certainty; make sure of

ascribe: Read
v. Syn. refer; attribute; assign
inscribe or dedicate; attribute to a specified cause, source, or origin; assign as a quality

ashamed: Read
a.
affected by shame; abashed or confused by guilt

aside: Read
ad.
on, or to, one side; out of a straight line, course, or direction; at a little distance from the rest

aspect: Read
n. Syn. respect; facet
distinct feature or element in a problem; a way in which something can be viewed by the mind

aspirin: Read
n.
white crystalline compound drug to relieve pain and reduce fever and inflammation

assassination: Read
n.
act of assassinating; killing by treacherous violence; murder of public figure by surprise attack

assault: Read
n. Syn. attack; onslaught
attack; onslaught

assemble: Read
v. Syn. gather
put together; bring or call together into a group or whole

assembly: Read
n. Syn. gathering; meeting
gathering; meeting; a group of persons gathered together for common reason

assert: Read
v. Syn. declare
declare or state with confidence; put oneself forward boldly

assess: Read
v. Syn. estimate; judge
estimate value; judge worth of something

assessment: Read
n. Syn. evaluation; judgment
act of judging or assessing; amount determined as payable

assign: Read
v. Syn. appoint; allot
appoint; allot; make over; point out authoritatively or exactly

assignment: Read
n. Syn. task; job
task given to students; job; distribution; appointment

assist: Read
v. Syn. help
give help or support to, especially as a subordinate

assistance: Read
n.
activity of contributing to fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose

assistant: Read
n. Syn. helper; aide
helper; person who assists or helps someone else

associate: Read
v. Syn. pertain; connect
connect or join together; combine

association: Read
n. Syn. alliance; connection
connection, whether of persons of things; union of persons in a company or society for some particular purpose

assorted: Read
a. Syn. varied; miscellaneous
varied; miscellaneous

assortment: Read
n. Syn. variety; conglomerate
variety; collection containing a variety of sorts of things

assume: Read
v. Syn. suppose; presume
suppose; presume; take on; bear

assumption: Read
n. Syn. hypothesis; supposition
something taken for accepted as true without proof; taking over or taking possession of

assurance: Read
n. Syn. certainty; confidence; insurance; guaranty
promise or pledge; certainty; self-confidence; freedom from doubt

assure: Read
v. Syn. solidify; guarantee; convince
solidify; guarantee; convince

assured: Read
a.
made sure; exhibiting confidence or authority; indubitable

astonish: Read
v. Syn. surprise; shock
surprise; shock

astound: Read
v. Syn. surprise; shock
affect with wonder; surprise; shock

astray: Read
a.
away from the correct path or direction, either in a literal or in a figurative sense; wandering

astronomer: Read
n.
a physicist who studies astronomy

astronomical: Read
a. Syn. celestial
enormously large or extensive; relating to astronomy

astronomy: Read
n.
branch of physics that studies celestial bodies and universe as a whole

athlete: Read
n.
sports man; one who contended for prize in public games

atlas: Read
n.
a bound volume of maps, charts, or tables

atmosphere: Read
n. Syn. air
air

atom: Read
n.
a tiny piece of anything; the smallest component of an element having the chemical properties of the element

atomic: Read
a.
of or relating to or comprising atoms; immeasurably small

attach: Read
v. Syn. fasten; annex
fasten; annex; be in contact with

attachment: Read
n. Syn. preference; affection
a bond, as of affection or loyalty; fond regard; supplementary part; accessory

attack: Read
n.
offensive move; expression of strong criticism; hostile comment

attain: Read
v. Syn. gain
achieve or accomplish; gain

attempt: Read
n. Syn. try; endeavor; effort
action of trying at something

attend: Read
v.
be present at; go to; take care of; tend

attendance: Read
n.
act of being present

attendant: Read
n. Syn. aide; servant
aide; servant; accompanying; person who participates in a meeting

attention: Read
n. Syn. concentration; care
act or state of attending or heeding; application of the mind to any object of sense, representation, or thought

attentive: Read
a. Syn. considerate; thoughtful
alert and watchful; considerate; thoughtful

attic: Read
n.
story or room directly below the roof of a building, especially a house;

attitude: Read
n.
posture, action, or disposition of a figure or a statue

attorney: Read
n. Syn. lawyer
lawyer; one who is appointed by another to act in his place or stead; proxy

attract: Read
v. Syn. lure; allure
draw to, or cause to tend to; engage or fix, as the mind, attention; invite or allure

attraction: Read
n. Syn. affinity; appeal
appeal; a characteristic that provides pleasure and attracts

attribute: Read
n. Syn. trait
essential quality; reputation; honor

auction: Read
n.
public sale of property to the highest bidder

audience: Read
n. Syn. spectator; viewer
a group of people within hearing; crowd seeing a stage performance

auditorium: Read
n.
area of theater or concert hall where audience sits

august: Read
a. Syn. impressive; majestic; grand
impressive; majestic; inspiring awe or admiration

author: Read
n.
beginner, former, or first mover of anything; creator; originator; one who composes or writes book or composer

authority: Read
n. Syn. jurisdiction; power
jurisdiction; power to enforce laws, exact obedience, command, determine, or judge; government

authorization: Read
n.
act of giving authority or legal power; establishment by authority; sanction or warrant

authorize: Read
v. Syn. empower; sanction
empower; give permission for; sanction

autobiography: Read
n.
biography or story written by yourself

automate: Read
v.
replace or enhance human labor with machines

automatic: Read
a. Syn. automated; mechanized; involuntary
mechanized; operating with minimal human intervention; independent of external control

automation: Read
n.
act or process of converting the controlling of a machine or device to a more automatic system, such as computer or electronic controls

automobile: Read
n.
self-propelled vehicle suitable for use on street or roadway

autonomous: Read
a.
self-governing; not controlled by others or by outside forces; independent

autonomy: Read
n. Syn. independence; liberty
independence; self-government or the right of self-government; self-determination

auxiliary: Read
a. Syn. aiding; supplementary
helper, additional or subsidiary

avail: Read
v. Syn. profit; promote
turn to advantage of; be of service to; profit; promote

available: Read
a. Syn. free
convenient for use or disposal; not busy, free; obtainable; accessible

avenge: Read
v.
take vengeance for something, or on behalf of someone

avenue: Read
n.
way or opening for entrance or exit place; passage by which a place may be reached; broad street

average: Read
a. Syn. typical; mediocre
typical; mean; achieve or reach on average

aviation: Read
n. Syn. flying; flight; aeronautics
art or science of flying; flight; aeronautics

avoid: Read
v. Syn. shun; prevent
shield away from; prevent

aware: Read
a.
knowing; having knowledge or cognizance

awe: Read
n. Syn. dread; admiration; amazement
mixed emotion of reverence, respect, dread, and wonder; fear, as of something evil

awful: Read
a. Syn. terrible
causing fear, dread, or terror; extremely bad or unpleasant; terrible

awkward: Read
a. Syn. clumsy; inept
difficult to handle or manage

awkwardly: Read
ad.
in an uncomfortable, nervous or embarrassed way

axis: Read
n. Syn. shaft; pivot
the center around which something rotates; pivot

axle: Read
n.
pin or spindle on which a wheel revolves, or which revolves with a wheel; transverse bar or shaft connecting the opposite wheels of a car or carriage