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Read [Esc] (1)    lacking restraint or control; feeling of extreme emotional intensity; unbounded enthusiasm


Spelling Word: abandon
Read [Esc] (2)    recklessly unrestrained; deserted; left to destruction


Spelling Word: abandoned
Read [Esc] (3)    giving up completely; freedom from constraint


Spelling Word: abandonment
Read [Esc] (4)    humiliate; lower or depress in rank or esteem


Spelling Word: abase
Read [Esc] (5)    embarrass; make ashamed or uneasy; disconcert


Spelling Word: abash
Read [Esc] (6)    subside; decrease; become less in amount or intensity


Spelling Word: abate
Read [Esc] (7)    make shorter; reduce to shorter form intended to represent full form, as for word or phrase


Spelling Word: abbreviate
Read [Esc] (8)    give up, renounce, abandon, lay down, or withdraw from, as a right or claim


Spelling Word: abdicate
Read [Esc] (9)    abnormal; markedly different from an accepted norm


Spelling Word: aberrant
Read [Esc] (10)    aid, usually in doing something wrong; encourage


Spelling Word: abet
Read [Esc] (11)    suspended action; temporary cessation or suspension


Spelling Word: abeyance
Read [Esc] (12)    fill with horror and loathing; horrify; hate


Spelling Word: abhor
Read [Esc] (13)    endure; put up with; bear; tolerate


Spelling Word: abide
Read [Esc] (14)    lasting for a long time; enduring; permanent


Spelling Word: abiding
Read [Esc] (15)    renounce upon oath; abandon forever


Spelling Word: abjure
Read [Esc] (16)    washing or cleansing of the body, especially as part of religious rite


Spelling Word: ablution
Read [Esc] (17)    give up or surrender; deny something to oneself


Spelling Word: abnegate
Read [Esc] (18)    repudiation; self-sacrifice; renouncing your own interests in favor of interests of others


Spelling Word: abnegation
Read [Esc] (19)    cancel; put an end to; destroy completely


Spelling Word: abolish
Read [Esc] (20)    ending; act of abolishing; act of doing away with


Spelling Word: abolition
Read [Esc] (21)    detestable; extremely unpleasant; very bad


Spelling Word: abominable
Read [Esc] (22)    being the first of its kind in a region; primitive; native


Spelling Word: aboriginal
Read [Esc] (23)    unsuccessful; failing to accomplish an intended objective; fruitless


Spelling Word: abortive
Read [Esc] (24)    wear away by friction; scrape; erode


Spelling Word: abrade
Read [Esc] (25)    rubbing away; tending to grind down


Spelling Word: abrasive
Read [Esc] (26)    condense; shorten; reduce length of written text


Spelling Word: abridge
Read [Esc] (27)    abolish, do away with, or annul, especially by authority


Spelling Word: abrogate
Read [Esc] (28)    leave quickly and secretly and hide oneself, often to avoid arrest or prosecution


Spelling Word: abscond
Read [Esc] (29)    go away or leave ; missing; not present


Spelling Word: absent
Read [Esc] (30)    habitual not to appear, especially for work or other regular duty


Spelling Word: absenteeism
Read [Esc] (31)    refrain; hold oneself back voluntarily from an action or practice


Spelling Word: abstain
Read [Esc] (32)    sparing or moderation in eating and drinking; temperate


Spelling Word: abstemious
Read [Esc] (33)    obscure; profound; difficult to understand.


Spelling Word: abstruse
Read [Esc] (34)    plentiful; possessing riches or resources


Spelling Word: abundant
Read [Esc] (35)    in great numbers; in a plentiful or sufficient degree; plentifully


Spelling Word: abundantly
Read [Esc] (36)    border upon; adjoin; touch or end at one end or side; lie adjacent


Spelling Word: abut
Read [Esc] (37)    bottomless; very profound; limitless; very bad


Spelling Word: abysmal
Read [Esc] (38)    agree; give consent, often at insistence of another; concede


Spelling Word: accede
Read [Esc] (39)    increasing in speed


Spelling Word: accelerating
Read [Esc] (40)    faster rate of improvement; rate of change of velocity with respect to time


Spelling Word: acceleration
Read [Esc] (41)    emphasize; stress; pronounce with a stress or accent; mark with an accent


Spelling Word: accentuate
Read [Esc] (42)    easily approached or entered; obtainable; easy to talk to or get along with


Spelling Word: accessible
Read [Esc] (43)    event that takes place without one's foresight or expectation; sudden, and unexpected event


Spelling Word: accident
Read [Esc] (44)    inadvertently; by chance; casually; fortuitously; not essentially or intrinsically


Spelling Word: accidentally
Read [Esc] (45)    applaud; announce with great approval


Spelling Word: acclaim
Read [Esc] (46)    accustom or become accustomed to a new environment or situation; adapt


Spelling Word: acclimate
Read [Esc] (47)    upward slope, as of hill


Spelling Word: acclivity
Read [Esc] (48)    award of merit; expression of approval; praise


Spelling Word: accolade
Read [Esc] (49)    do a favor or service for; provide for; supply with; make suitable; adapt; allow for


Spelling Word: accommodate
Read [Esc] (50)    helpful in bringing about a harmonious adaptation


Spelling Word: accommodating
Read [Esc] (51)    succeed in doing; bring to pass; achieve; reach the end of; complete


Spelling Word: accomplish
Read [Esc] (52)    approach and speak to boldly or aggressively, as with demand or request


Spelling Word: accost
Read [Esc] (53)    equip; provide with military equipment


Spelling Word: accouter
Read [Esc] (54)    growth or increase in size by gradual external addition, fusion, or inclusion


Spelling Word: accretion
Read [Esc] (55)    increase, accumulate, or come about as a result of growth; accumulate over time


Spelling Word: accrue
Read [Esc] (56)    increase by natural growth or addition; concentration


Spelling Word: accumulation
Read [Esc] (57)    indictment; charge of wrongdoing that is made against a person or other party


Spelling Word: accusation
Read [Esc] (58)    habitual to; used to; frequently practiced, used, or experienced; customary


Spelling Word: accustomed
Read [Esc] (59)    bitterness of speech and temper; sourness or acidness of taste, character, or tone


Spelling Word: acerbity
Read [Esc] (60)    having properties of vinegar; sour


Spelling Word: acetic
Read [Esc] (61)    gain with effort; accomplish; fulfill


Spelling Word: achieve
Read [Esc] (62)    feat; accomplishment; award for completing a particular task or meeting an objective


Spelling Word: achievement
Read [Esc] (63)    slightly sour in taste or in manner; sharp; caustic


Spelling Word: acidulous
Read [Esc] (64)    science of sound; quality that makes a room easy or hard to hear in


Spelling Word: acoustics
Read [Esc] (65)    inform about; cause to come to know personally; make familiar


Spelling Word: acquaint
Read [Esc] (66)    known by or familiar with another; informed or familiar


Spelling Word: acquainted
Read [Esc] (67)    assent; agree without protesting


Spelling Word: acquiesce
Read [Esc] (68)    gain through experience or effort; gain possession of; locate with tracking system


Spelling Word: acquire
Read [Esc] (69)    unpleasantly sharp or bitter to taste or smell; bitterly pungent


Spelling Word: acrid
Read [Esc] (70)    bitter and sharp in language, tone, or manner


Spelling Word: acrimonious
Read [Esc] (71)    fear of heights; abnormal fear of high places


Spelling Word: acrophobia
Read [Esc] (72)    energetically; vigorously; in an active manner; voluntarily, not passively


Spelling Word: actively
Read [Esc] (73)    calculating; pertaining to insurance statistics


Spelling Word: actuarial
Read [Esc] (74)    put into motion or action; activate


Spelling Word: actuate
Read [Esc] (75)    sharpness; acuteness of vision or perception; keenness


Spelling Word: acuity
Read [Esc] (76)    mental keenness; quickness of perception


Spelling Word: acumen
Read [Esc] (77)    flexible; becoming or being made suitable to particular situation or use


Spelling Word: adaptable
Read [Esc] (78)    having a capacity for adaptation; capable of adapting


Spelling Word: adaptive
Read [Esc] (79)    something added or to be added, especially a supplement to a book


Spelling Word: addendum
Read [Esc] (80)    further; extra; supplemental or added to


Spelling Word: additional
Read [Esc] (81)    muddle; drive crazy; become confused


Spelling Word: addle
Read [Esc] (82)    expert at; very skilled; having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude


Spelling Word: adept
Read [Esc] (83)    person who adheres; one who follows or upholds a leader, party, cause


Spelling Word: adherent
Read [Esc] (84)    glue; paste ; substance that unites or bonds surfaces together


Spelling Word: adhesive
Read [Esc] (85)    be next to; be contiguous to; border on


Spelling Word: adjoin
Read [Esc] (86)    hear and settle a case by judicial procedure


Spelling Word: adjudicate
Read [Esc] (87)    something added on or attached generally nonessential or inferior


Spelling Word: adjunct
Read [Esc] (88)    appeal to or entreat earnestly; command or enjoin solemnly, as under oath


Spelling Word: adjure
Read [Esc] (89)    govern; supervise; give or apply medications


Spelling Word: administer
Read [Esc] (90)    favorable judgment; feeling of pleasure, wonder, and approval


Spelling Word: admiration
Read [Esc] (91)    doubtlessly; in an acknowledged manner; confessedly


Spelling Word: admittedly
Read [Esc] (92)    warn; counsel someone against something to be avoided


Spelling Word: admonish
Read [Esc] (93)    gentle or friendly reproof; cautionary advice or warning


Spelling Word: admonition
Read [Esc] (94)    enhance or decorate with or as if with ornaments


Spelling Word: adorn
Read [Esc] (95)    embellishment; decoration; something that beautifies or adorns; ornament


Spelling Word: adornment
Read [Esc] (96)    skillful and adept under pressing conditions


Spelling Word: adroit
Read [Esc] (97)    excessive flattery or admiration; unmerited praise


Spelling Word: adulation
Read [Esc] (98)    make impure by adding inferior or tainted substances


Spelling Word: adulterate
Read [Esc] (99)    give hint or indication of something; disclose partially or guardedly; overshadow; shade


Spelling Word: adumbrate
Read [Esc] (100)    proceed; move forward; improve; moving forward


Spelling Word: advance
Read [Esc] (101)    improved; highly developed or complex; ahead of the times; progressive


Spelling Word: advanced
Read [Esc] (102)    coming or arrival, especially of something extremely important


Spelling Word: advent
Read [Esc] (103)    accidental; casual; not inherent but added extrinsically


Spelling Word: adventitious
Read [Esc] (104)    in opposing direction; harmful or unfavorable; acting or serving to oppose


Spelling Word: adverse
Read [Esc] (105)    support; active pleading on behalf of something


Spelling Word: advocacy
Read [Esc] (106)    nest of bird, such as eagle, built on a cliff or other high place


Spelling Word: aerie
Read [Esc] (107)    elegant or tasteful; of or concerning appreciation of beauty or good taste


Spelling Word: aesthetic
Read [Esc] (108)    easily approachable; warmly friendly


Spelling Word: affable
Read [Esc] (109)    have an emotional or cognitive impact upon


Spelling Word: affect
Read [Esc] (110)    fondness; tender feeling toward another; fondness


Spelling Word: affection
Read [Esc] (111)    having affection or warm regard; loving; fond; kindly inclined; zealous


Spelling Word: affectionate
Read [Esc] (112)    natural attraction, liking, or feeling of kinship; relationship by marriage


Spelling Word: affinity
Read [Esc] (113)    positive assertion; confirmation; solemn pledge by one who refuses to take an oath


Spelling Word: affirmation
Read [Esc] (114)    fasten; append; add on; secure to something


Spelling Word: affix
Read [Esc] (115)    abundance; a plentiful supply of material goods; wealth


Spelling Word: affluence
Read [Esc] (116)    having an abundant supply of money or possessions of value


Spelling Word: affluent
Read [Esc] (117)    insult; offense; intentional act of disrespect


Spelling Word: affront
Read [Esc] (118)    items of business at a meeting; list or program of things to be done or considered


Spelling Word: agenda
Read [Esc] (119)    collection; heap; act or process of gathering into a mass


Spelling Word: agglomeration
Read [Esc] (120)    increase scope of; extend; intensify; make greater in power, influence, stature, or reputation


Spelling Word: aggrandize
Read [Esc] (121)    irritating; annoying; making worse or more heinous


Spelling Word: aggravating
Read [Esc] (122)    gather into a mass, sum, or whole; amount to


Spelling Word: aggregate
Read [Esc] (123)    making assaults; unjustly attacking; combative; hostile; tending to spread quickly


Spelling Word: aggressive
Read [Esc] (124)    feeling of hostility that arouses thoughts of attack; quality of being bold and enterprising


Spelling Word: aggressiveness
Read [Esc] (125)    struck by shock, terror, or amazement


Spelling Word: aghast
Read [Esc] (126)    mentally quick; moving quickly and lightly


Spelling Word: agility
Read [Esc] (127)    cause to move with violence or sudden force; upset; disturb


Spelling Word: agitate
Read [Esc] (128)    anxiety; extreme emotional disturbance


Spelling Word: agitation
Read [Esc] (129)    one who is skeptical of existence of a god or any ultimate reality


Spelling Word: agnostic
Read [Esc] (130)    pertaining to land or its cultivation; relating to agricultural or rural matters


Spelling Word: agrarian
Read [Esc] (131)    half-open; slightly turned or opened


Spelling Word: ajar
Read [Esc] (132)    cheerful promptness or willingness; eagerness; speed or quickness


Spelling Word: alacrity
Read [Esc] (133)    medieval chemistry; magical or mysterious power or process of transforming


Spelling Word: alchemy
Read [Esc] (134)    nook; small, recessed section of a room


Spelling Word: alcove
Read [Esc] (135)    established procedure for solving problem


Spelling Word: algorithm
Read [Esc] (136)    dissimilar, inconsistent, or opposed in nature; very different place, society, or person


Spelling Word: alien
Read [Esc] (137)    providing nourishment; concerned with food, nutrition, or digestion


Spelling Word: alimentary
Read [Esc] (138)    calm; pacify; reduce the intensity of; relieve


Spelling Word: allay
Read [Esc] (139)    state without proof; assert to be true


Spelling Word: allege
Read [Esc] (140)    symbolic representation of abstract ideas or principles in narrative, dramatic, or pictorial form


Spelling Word: allegory
Read [Esc] (141)    repetition of beginning sound in poetry


Spelling Word: alliteration
Read [Esc] (142)    assign; distribute according to plan


Spelling Word: allocate
Read [Esc] (143)    refer casually or indirectly, or by suggestion


Spelling Word: allude
Read [Esc] (144)    indirect reference; symbolical reference or comparison; metaphor


Spelling Word: allusion
Read [Esc] (145)    in or into a high place; high or higher up


Spelling Word: aloft
Read [Esc] (146)    happening or following in turns; succeeding each other continuously; substitute


Spelling Word: alternate
Read [Esc] (147)    elevation especially above sea level; height


Spelling Word: altitude
Read [Esc] (148)    unselfishly generous; concerned for others


Spelling Word: altruistic
Read [Esc] (149)    combine; unite in one body; mix or alloy a metal with mercury


Spelling Word: amalgamate
Read [Esc] (150)    collect; gather for oneself, as for one's pleasure or profit


Spelling Word: amass
Read [Esc] (151)    capable of using either hand with equal ease


Spelling Word: ambidextrous
Read [Esc] (152)    particular environment or surrounding influence; atmosphere of environment


Spelling Word: ambience
Read [Esc] (153)    unclear or doubtful in meaning


Spelling Word: ambiguous
Read [Esc] (154)    state of having contradictory or conflicting emotional attitudes, such as love and hate


Spelling Word: ambivalence
Read [Esc] (155)    moving at an easy pace; walk slowly or leisurely


Spelling Word: amble
Read [Esc] (156)    able to walk; formed or adapted for walking; not stationary


Spelling Word: ambulatory
Read [Esc] (157)    make or become better; improve; grow better


Spelling Word: ameliorate
Read [Esc] (158)    responsive to advice or suggestion; responsible to higher authority; willing to comply with; agreeable


Spelling Word: amenable
Read [Esc] (159)    convenient features; courtesies


Spelling Word: amenities
Read [Esc] (160)    good-natured and likable; lovable; warmly friendly


Spelling Word: amiable
Read [Esc] (161)    exhibiting friendliness or goodwill; not quarrelsome


Spelling Word: amicable
Read [Esc] (162)    in the middle of; among; surrounded by


Spelling Word: amid
Read [Esc] (163)    friendship; peaceful relations, as between nations


Spelling Word: amity
Read [Esc] (164)    moved by sexual love; loving


Spelling Word: amorous
Read [Esc] (165)    formless; lacking shape or definition


Spelling Word: amorphous
Read [Esc] (166)    able to live both on land and in water


Spelling Word: amphibian
Read [Esc] (167)    oval building with tiers of seats from central open space or arena


Spelling Word: amphitheater
Read [Esc] (168)    broaden or clarify by expanding; intensify; make larger or more powerful; increase


Spelling Word: amplify
Read [Esc] (169)    cut off part of body, especially by surgery; prune


Spelling Word: amputate
Read [Esc] (170)    having time error in story; erroneous in date; in wrong time


Spelling Word: anachronistic
Read [Esc] (171)    serving to reduce sensibility to pain without loss of consciousness


Spelling Word: analgesic
Read [Esc] (172)    comparable; similar or alike


Spelling Word: analogous
Read [Esc] (173)    person who seeks to overturn established government; advocate of abolishing authority


Spelling Word: anarchist
Read [Esc] (174)    solemn curse; someone or something regarded as a curse


Spelling Word: anathema
Read [Esc] (175)    forefather; forebear; forerunner or predecessor


Spelling Word: ancestor
Read [Esc] (176)    family descent; series or line of ancestors; lineage


Spelling Word: ancestry
Read [Esc] (177)    serving as aid or accessory; auxiliary


Spelling Word: ancillary
Read [Esc] (178)    having the character of an anecdote; of short story of interesting or humorous incident


Spelling Word: anecdotal
Read [Esc] (179)    sharp-cornered; consisting of an angle or angles; stiff in manner


Spelling Word: angular
Read [Esc] (180)    endowed with life; alive; living; animated


Spelling Word: animate
Read [Esc] (181)    having life or vigor or spirit; filled with activity; in form of cartoon


Spelling Word: animated
Read [Esc] (182)    feeling of enmity or ill will; attitude that informs one's actions; disposition


Spelling Word: animus
Read [Esc] (183)    chronological record of the events of successive years


Spelling Word: annals
Read [Esc] (184)    destroy completely; reduce to nonexistence


Spelling Word: annihilate
Read [Esc] (185)    comment; make explanatory notes


Spelling Word: annotate
Read [Esc] (186)    herald; give out; proclaim; make known publicly


Spelling Word: announce
Read [Esc] (187)    formal public statement; act of making known publicly


Spelling Word: announcement
Read [Esc] (188)    disturb, especially by minor irritations; irritate


Spelling Word: annoy
Read [Esc] (189)    annual payment of allowance or income; periodical payment, amounting to a fixed sum in each year


Spelling Word: annuity
Read [Esc] (190)    make or declare void or invalid; reduce to nothing


Spelling Word: annul
Read [Esc] (191)    source of relaxation or comfort; medicine that relieves pain


Spelling Word: anodyne
Read [Esc] (192)    apply oil or similar substance to; put oil on during religious ceremony as a sign of sanctification or consecration.


Spelling Word: anoint
Read [Esc] (193)    deviating from normal or common order, form, or rule


Spelling Word: anomalous
Read [Esc] (194)    irregularity; person or something that is unusual; departure from normal or common order


Spelling Word: anomaly
Read [Esc] (195)    having no name; having unknown or unacknowledged name


Spelling Word: anonymous
Read [Esc] (196)    active resistance; condition of being an opposing principle, force, or factor


Spelling Word: antagonism
Read [Esc] (197)    precede; go before in time, and sometimes in place, rank, or logical order


Spelling Word: antecede
Read [Esc] (198)    preceding events or circumstances that influence what comes later; ancestors or early background


Spelling Word: antecedents
Read [Esc] (199)    antiquated; extremely old and ancient; belonging to very ancient times


Spelling Word: antediluvian
Read [Esc] (200)    book of literary selections by various authors


Spelling Word: anthology
Read [Esc] (201)    regarding human beings as the center of the universe


Spelling Word: anthropocentric
Read [Esc] (202)    manlike; resembling a human, especially in shape or outward appearance


Spelling Word: anthropoid
Read [Esc] (203)    having human form or characteristics


Spelling Word: anthropomorphic
Read [Esc] (204)    letdown in thought or emotion; decline viewed in disappointing contrast with previous rise


Spelling Word: anticlimax
Read [Esc] (205)    strong feeling of aversion; dislike


Spelling Word: antipathy
Read [Esc] (206)    contrast; direct contrast; opposition


Spelling Word: antithesis
Read [Esc] (207)    eager; keen; worried; uneasy and apprehensive about an uncertain event or matter


Spelling Word: anxious
Read [Esc] (208)    lack of caring; indifference


Spelling Word: apathy
Read [Esc] (209)    opening; diameter of such an opening; hole


Spelling Word: aperture
Read [Esc] (210)    highest point; vertex; summit; climax


Spelling Word: apex
Read [Esc] (211)    loss of speech due to injury or illness


Spelling Word: aphasia
Read [Esc] (212)    definition or concise statement of principle; tersely phrased statement of truth or opinion


Spelling Word: aphorism
Read [Esc] (213)    place where bees and beehives are kept, especially where bees are raised for their honey


Spelling Word: apiary
Read [Esc] (214)    poise; self-confident assurance


Spelling Word: aplomb
Read [Esc] (215)    untrue; of questionable authorship or authenticity; erroneous; fictitious


Spelling Word: apocryphal
Read [Esc] (216)    the highest point; point in orbit most distant from the body being orbited


Spelling Word: apogee
Read [Esc] (217)    having aversion or lack of concern for political affairs


Spelling Word: apolitical
Read [Esc] (218)    person who argues in defense or justification of something, such as doctrine, policy, or institution


Spelling Word: apologist
Read [Esc] (219)    one who abandons his religious faith or political beliefs


Spelling Word: apostate
Read [Esc] (220)    elevation to godhood; fact or action of becoming a god; an ideal example of something


Spelling Word: apotheosis
Read [Esc] (221)    depress or discourage with fear; grow faint or become weak


Spelling Word: appall
Read [Esc] (222)    ghostly figure; sudden or unusual sight; appearance; state of being visible


Spelling Word: apparition
Read [Esc] (223)    name; title; act of naming; act of appealing for aid, sympathy


Spelling Word: appellation
Read [Esc] (224)    attach; add as supplement or appendix


Spelling Word: append
Read [Esc] (225)    durable goods for home or office use; device or instrument for household use


Spelling Word: appliance
Read [Esc] (226)    exert; put into service; avail oneself to;


Spelling Word: apply
Read [Esc] (227)    distribute; allot; give out as one's portion or share


Spelling Word: apportion
Read [Esc] (228)    strikingly appropriate and relevant; well-suited


Spelling Word: apposite
Read [Esc] (229)    estimate value of; evaluate, especially in official capacity


Spelling Word: appraise
Read [Esc] (230)    fearful or uneasy anticipation of the future; act of seizing or capturing; understanding


Spelling Word: apprehension
Read [Esc] (231)    term during which one learns a trade from skilled worker; service or legal condition of an apprentice


Spelling Word: apprenticeship
Read [Esc] (232)    inform; give notice to; make aware


Spelling Word: apprise
Read [Esc] (233)    impending; of the relatively near future; coming closer to another


Spelling Word: approaching
Read [Esc] (234)    expression of warm approval; praise


Spelling Word: approbation
Read [Esc] (235)    funding; money set aside for a specific purpose


Spelling Word: appropriation
Read [Esc] (236)    with reference or regard; in respect


Spelling Word: apropos
Read [Esc] (237)    in a competent capable manner; in an apt or suitable manner


Spelling Word: aptly
Read [Esc] (238)    consisting of, relating to, or being in water


Spelling Word: aquatic
Read [Esc] (239)    curved or hooked like an eagle's beak


Spelling Word: aquiline
Read [Esc] (240)    fit for growing crops, as by plowing


Spelling Word: arable
Read [Esc] (241)    person with power to decide a dispute; judge


Spelling Word: arbiter
Read [Esc] (242)    place where different tree varieties are exhibited


Spelling Word: arboretum
Read [Esc] (243)    secret; mysterious; known only to the initiated


Spelling Word: arcane
Read [Esc] (244)    study of artifacts and relics of early mankind


Spelling Word: archaeology
Read [Esc] (245)    no longer current or applicable; antiquated


Spelling Word: archaic
Read [Esc] (246)    prototype; original model or type after which other similar things are patterned


Spelling Word: archetype
Read [Esc] (247)    group of closely located islands


Spelling Word: archipelago
Read [Esc] (248)    art and science of designing and erecting buildings; buildings and other large structures


Spelling Word: architecture
Read [Esc] (249)    displaying or by strong enthusiasm or devotion; passionate


Spelling Word: ardent
Read [Esc] (250)    demanding great effort or labor; difficult


Spelling Word: arduous
Read [Esc] (251)    dry; lacking moisture, especially having insufficient rainfall to support trees or plants


Spelling Word: arid
Read [Esc] (252)    hereditary nobility; privileged class


Spelling Word: aristocracy
Read [Esc] (253)    a fleet of warships; a large group of moving things


Spelling Word: armada
Read [Esc] (254)    fragrance; scent; pleasant characteristic odor, as of a plant, spice, or food


Spelling Word: aroma
Read [Esc] (255)    fragrant or sweet-smelling; caused by fragrant odor


Spelling Word: aromatic
Read [Esc] (256)    act of awaking from sleep; arousing from what is like sleep


Spelling Word: arousal
Read [Esc] (257)    excite; stimulate; awaken from or as if from sleep


Spelling Word: arouse
Read [Esc] (258)    officially charge someone in a court of law


Spelling Word: arraign
Read [Esc] (259)    being in debt; unpaid, overdue debt or an unfulfilled obligation


Spelling Word: arrears
Read [Esc] (260)    claim without justification; claim for oneself without right


Spelling Word: arrogate
Read [Esc] (261)    deep gully; a dry gulch; brook or creek; watercourse


Spelling Word: arroyo
Read [Esc] (262)    inflammation of a joint or joints


Spelling Word: arthritis
Read [Esc] (263)    essay; editorial; individual thing or element of a class


Spelling Word: article
Read [Esc] (264)    expressing oneself easily in clear and effective language


Spelling Word: articulate
Read [Esc] (265)    subtle but base deception; trickery; cleverness or skill; ingenuity


Spelling Word: artifice
Read [Esc] (266)    manually skilled worker; craftsman, as opposed to artist


Spelling Word: artisan
Read [Esc] (267)    free of artificiality; natural; open and honest


Spelling Word: artless
Read [Esc] (268)    superiority or decisive advantage; domination


Spelling Word: ascendancy
Read [Esc] (269)    leading a life of self-discipline and self-denial; austere


Spelling Word: ascetic
Read [Esc] (270)    inscribe or dedicate; attribute to a specified cause, source, or origin; assign as a quality


Spelling Word: ascribe
Read [Esc] (271)    preventing infection; having cleansing effect


Spelling Word: aseptic
Read [Esc] (272)    ash-colored; very pale; consisting of ashes


Spelling Word: ashen
Read [Esc] (273)    with sideways or indirect look; Turned to side, especially of eyes


Spelling Word: askance
Read [Esc] (274)    turned or twisted toward one side; at an angle


Spelling Word: askew
Read [Esc] (275)    distinct feature or element in a problem; a way in which something can be viewed by the mind


Spelling Word: aspect
Read [Esc] (276)    sharpness of temper; roughness or harshness, as of surface, sound, or climate


Spelling Word: asperity
Read [Esc] (277)    one who aspires, as to advancement, honors, or a high position


Spelling Word: aspirant
Read [Esc] (278)    assault; attack with or as if with violent blows


Spelling Word: assail
Read [Esc] (279)    analyze; evaluate; examine by trial or experiment; put to test


Spelling Word: assay
Read [Esc] (280)    gathering; meeting; a group of persons gathered together for common reason


Spelling Word: assembly
Read [Esc] (281)    express agreement to what is alleged or proposed; accept


Spelling Word: assent
Read [Esc] (282)    constant in application or attention; diligent; unceasing or persistent


Spelling Word: assiduous
Read [Esc] (283)    incorporate and absorb into mind; make similar; cause to resemble


Spelling Word: assimilate
Read [Esc] (284)    give help or support to, especially as a subordinate


Spelling Word: assist
Read [Esc] (285)    helper; person who assists or helps someone else


Spelling Word: assistant
Read [Esc] (286)    ease or lessen pain; satisfy or appease


Spelling Word: assuage
Read [Esc] (287)    eye defect that prevents proper focus


Spelling Word: astigmatism
Read [Esc] (288)    causing contraction; having the effect of drawing tissue together; stern or austere


Spelling Word: astringent
Read [Esc] (289)    enormously large or extensive; relating to astronomy


Spelling Word: astronomical
Read [Esc] (290)    into separate parts or pieces; apart


Spelling Word: asunder
Read [Esc] (291)    not identical on both sides of a dividing central line


Spelling Word: asymmetric
Read [Esc] (292)    resemblance to remote ancestors rather than to parents; deformity returning after passage of two or more generations


Spelling Word: atavism
Read [Esc] (293)    displaying characteristics of previous cultural era or of previous ancestral form


Spelling Word: atavistic
Read [Esc] (294)    denying existence of God; godless


Spelling Word: atheistic
Read [Esc] (295)    brutal deed; atrocious condition, quality, or behavior; monstrousness


Spelling Word: atrocity
Read [Esc] (296)    wasting away; decrease in size; reduction in the functionality of an organ caused by disease


Spelling Word: atrophy
Read [Esc] (297)    fasten; annex; be in contact with


Spelling Word: attach
Read [Esc] (298)    fastened together; joined by wall, especially by sharing a wall with another building; not freestanding


Spelling Word: attached
Read [Esc] (299)    something, such as an accomplishment or achievement; achievement


Spelling Word: attainment
Read [Esc] (300)    make slender, fine, or small; weaken; lessen density of


Spelling Word: attenuate
Read [Esc] (301)    lawyer; one who is appointed by another to act in his place or stead; proxy


Spelling Word: attorney
Read [Esc] (302)    draw to, or cause to tend to; engage or fix, as the mind, attention; invite or allure


Spelling Word: attract
Read [Esc] (303)    essential quality; reputation; honor


Spelling Word: attribute
Read [Esc] (304)    gradual decrease in numbers; reduction in work force without firing employees; wearing away of opposition by means of harassment


Spelling Word: attrition
Read [Esc] (305)    not normal; unusual or irregular; not representative of a group, class, or type


Spelling Word: atypical
Read [Esc] (306)    fearlessly, often recklessly daring; bold


Spelling Word: audacious
Read [Esc] (307)    examination of accounts; adjustment or correction of accounts


Spelling Word: audit
Read [Esc] (308)    of or relating to hearing, the organs of hearing, or the sense of hearing


Spelling Word: auditory
Read [Esc] (309)    hand tool for boring holes; hollow drill used to take core samples of soil, ice


Spelling Word: auger
Read [Esc] (310)    make greater, as in size, extent, or quantity


Spelling Word: augment
Read [Esc] (311)    sign of something coming; art or practice of foretelling events by signs or omens


Spelling Word: augury
Read [Esc] (312)    the outermost region of the sun's atmosphere; halo


Spelling Word: aureole
Read [Esc] (313)    characteristic of dawn; dawning, eastern, like new beginning; relating to the atmospheric phenomenon auroras


Spelling Word: auroral
Read [Esc] (314)    attended by favorable circumstances; marked by success; prosperous


Spelling Word: auspicious
Read [Esc] (315)    strict or severe in discipline; severely simple and unornamented


Spelling Word: austere
Read [Esc] (316)    prove genuine; establish authenticity of


Spelling Word: authenticate
Read [Esc] (317)    expecting absolute obedience; completely dominating another's will


Spelling Word: authoritarian
Read [Esc] (318)    having weight of authority; peremptory and dictatorial


Spelling Word: authoritative
Read [Esc] (319)    jurisdiction; power to enforce laws, exact obedience, command, determine, or judge; government


Spelling Word: authority
Read [Esc] (320)    empower; give permission for; sanction


Spelling Word: authorize
Read [Esc] (321)    dictator; ruler having unlimited power


Spelling Word: autocrat
Read [Esc] (322)    having absolute, unchecked power; dictatorial


Spelling Word: autocratic
Read [Esc] (323)    mechanism that imitates actions of humans


Spelling Word: automaton
Read [Esc] (324)    self-governing; not controlled by others or by outside forces; independent


Spelling Word: autonomous
Read [Esc] (325)    independence; self-government or the right of self-government; self-determination


Spelling Word: autonomy
Read [Esc] (326)    helper, additional or subsidiary


Spelling Word: auxiliary
Read [Esc] (327)    great mass of falling snow and ice


Spelling Word: avalanche
Read [Esc] (328)    greediness for wealth; insatiable desire of gain


Spelling Word: avarice
Read [Esc] (329)    declare to be true; affirm


Spelling Word: aver
Read [Esc] (330)    reluctant; disinclined; turned away or backward; unwilling


Spelling Word: averse
Read [Esc] (331)    firm dislike; turning away; avoidance of a thing, situation, or behavior because of dislike


Spelling Word: aversion
Read [Esc] (332)    large cage, building, or enclosure in which birds are reared or kept


Spelling Word: aviary
Read [Esc] (333)    art or science of flying; flight; aeronautics


Spelling Word: aviation
Read [Esc] (334)    greedy; eager for; marked by keen interest and enthusiasm


Spelling Word: avid
Read [Esc] (335)    activity taken up in addition to one's regular work or profession, usually for enjoyment


Spelling Word: avocation
Read [Esc] (336)    keeping away from or preventing from happening


Spelling Word: avoidance
Read [Esc] (337)    declare openly; acknowledge openly, boldly, and unashamedly


Spelling Word: avow
Read [Esc] (338)    in manner of uncle, pertaining to uncle; kind, genial, benevolent or tolerant


Spelling Word: avuncular
Read [Esc] (339)    in an uncomfortable, nervous or embarrassed way


Spelling Word: awkwardly
Read [Esc] (340)    in a position that is turned toward one side; away from correct course


Spelling Word: awry
Read [Esc] (341)    self-evident truth requiring no proof


Spelling Word: axiom
Read [Esc] (342)    sky blue; light purplish-blue


Spelling Word: azure