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3000 ECPE Vocabulary (A)

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abbreviate
abbreviation
abnormal
aboard
abort
abrasion
abrasive
abrupt
absence
absentee
absolute
absolutely
absorb
absorption
abstract
absurd
abundance
abundant
abuse
academic
accelerate
accelerated
accessory
accidental
accommodate
accompany
accomplished
accountable
accountant
accounting
accumulate
accuracy
accurate
achieve
acid
acidic
acidity
acquaintance
acquire
acquisition
activate
actual
actually
actuate
acumen
acupuncture
acute
adapt
adaptation
addict
adequate
adhere
adhesive
adjoining
adjunct
adjustment
administer
administration
administrative
administrator
admire
admission
admit
advancement
adventure
adventurer
adventurous
adversely
adversity
advertise
advocate
aerodynamics
affected
affective
affinity
afflict
afford
aggravate
aggregation
agile
agility
agony
agreeable
agriculture
ailment
aim
aircraft
airsickness
akin
alchemy
alder
alert
alienate
alike
allegation
allegiance
alliteration
allowance
alloy
allude
alone
alongside
alter
alteration
alternate
alternately
alternation
alternative
altitude
aluminum
amateur
amaze
amazement
ambience
ambitious
ambivalence
ambivalent
amble
amenable
amends
amenity
ammunition
amnesia
amount
ample
amuse
analogy
analysis
anarchist
anchor
anecdote
anesthetic
angular
announcer
annoy
annual
annually
anthem
anthropology
antibiotic
anticipate
anticipation
antiquate
antiquated
antique
antiquity
antiseptic
apology
apparent
appendix
applaud
appointment
appreciation
apprentice
approval
approve
apt
aptitude
aquamarine
aquarium
arbitrary
arboreal
arc
arch
archaeological
archaeology
architect
architectural
archives
arena
aria
arise
arithmetic
armor
armored
arms
arrange
array
arsenal
artery
articulate
artificial
artillery
artisan
ascent
aspect
assassination
assemble
assess
asset
assign
assignment
associate
association
assorted
assortment
assume
assumption
assurance
assure
astonish
astonishing
astounding
astronomy
astute
asylum
asymmetrical
atheist
athlete
atlas
atomic
atomization
atrophy
attach
attack
attempt
attendance
attendant
attribute
audible
audience
audit
audition
auditorium
augment
aurora
authentic
authenticate
author
authorize
autobiographical
automated
automatic
automobile
automotive
autonomous
avalanche
avenue
average
averse
avert
aviator
avocation
avoid
awareness
axis

Word and Definition List


abbreviate: Read
v. Syn. shorten
make shorter; reduce to shorter form intended to represent full form, as for word or phrase

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

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

abort: Read
v. Syn. failure; terminate
stop; terminate before completion; terminate a pregnancy

abrasion: Read
n. Syn. scratch; friction
scratch; friction

abrasive: Read
a.
rubbing away; tending to grind down

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

absentee: Read
n.
one who is absent or not in residence

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

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

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

accelerated: Read
a. Syn. rapid
rapid; caused to move faster

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

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

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

accompany: Read
v.
travel with; be associated with

accomplished: Read
a. Syn. skilled; experienced
skilled; experienced; having many social graces; polished or refined

accountable: Read
a.
liable to being called to account; answerable; responsible; something that can be explained

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

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

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

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

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

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

acidic: Read
a.
tasting sour like acid; being or containing an acid

acidity: Read
n.
pH values below 7; taste experience when something acidic is taken into the mouth

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

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

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

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

actuate: Read
v. Syn. motivate; activate
put into motion or action; activate

acumen: Read
n. Syn. acuteness; insight
mental keenness; quickness of perception

acupuncture: Read
n.
treatment of pain or disease by inserting the tips of needles at specific points on the skin

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

addict: Read
v.
cause someone to become dependent; indulge in; be devoted to

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
a. Syn. sticky; glutinous
sticky; glutinous; tending to persist

adjoining: Read
a. Syn. neighboring; adjacent
neighboring; being in contact at some point or line; joining to

adjunct: Read
n. Syn. addition; accessory
something added on or attached generally nonessential or inferior

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

administrator: Read
n.
one who manages a government agency or department

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

advancement: Read
n. Syn. progress; promotion
progress; promotion; forward step; improvement

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

adventurer: Read
n.
one who enjoys exciting, dangerous activities, often in foreign countries

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

adversely: Read
ad. Syn. negatively; detrimentally
negatively; in an adverse manner; oppositely; inimically; offensively; unfortunately

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

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

aerodynamics: Read
n.
study of how objects move through the air or water

affected: Read
a. Syn. artificial; pretended
speaking or behaving in artificial way; emotionally stirred or moved; infected or attacked

affective: Read
a. Syn. sentimental
sentimental; emotional; emotionally charged

affinity: Read
n. Syn. kinship
natural attraction, liking, or feeling of kinship; relationship by marriage

afflict: Read
v. Syn. plague; suffer; torment
cause pain, suffering or distress

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

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

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

agile: Read
a. Syn. nimble; brisk
moving quickly and lightly; mentally quick

agility: Read
n.
mentally quick; moving quickly and lightly

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

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

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

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

airsickness: Read
n.
motion sickness experienced while traveling by air

akin: Read
a. Syn. related; similar
of the same kin; related by blood

alchemy: Read
n.
medieval chemistry; magical or mysterious power or process of transforming

alder: Read
n.
north temperate shrubs or trees having toothed leaves and cone like fruit

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

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

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

allegation: Read
n.
suggestion without proof that someone has done something wrong

allegiance: Read
n. Syn. loyalty; fidelity
loyalty to a nation, sovereign, or cause; fidelity to any person or thing; devotion

alliteration: Read
n.
repetition of beginning sound in poetry

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

alloy: Read
n. Syn. mixture; amalgam
mixture; combination of diverse things

allude: Read
v. Syn. imply; refer
refer casually or indirectly, or by suggestion

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

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

alteration: Read
n. Syn. renovation; change
passage from one form or state to another; change

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

alternately: Read
ad.
one after another; succeeding by turns

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

ambience: Read
n. Syn. environment; atmosphere
particular environment or surrounding influence; atmosphere of environment

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

ambivalence: Read
n.
state of having contradictory or conflicting emotional attitudes, such as love and hate

ambivalent: Read
a. Syn. mixed; contradictory
mixed; experiencing or expressing opposing or contradictory feelings

amble: Read
n. Syn. stroll
moving at an easy pace; walk slowly or leisurely

amenable: Read
a. Syn. responsible; accountable
responsive to advice or suggestion; responsible to higher authority; willing to comply with; agreeable

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

amenity: Read
n.
pleasantness resulting from agreeable conditions

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

amnesia: Read
n.
partial or total loss of memory, usually resulting from shock or illness

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

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

anarchist: Read
n. Syn. rebel
person who seeks to overturn established government; advocate of abolishing authority

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

anesthetic: Read
n.
substance that causes loss of sensation; producing temporary loss or impairment of feeling

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

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

anthem: Read
n. Syn. song; hymn
song of praise or patriotism; song of devotion or loyalty

anthropology: Read
n.
social science that studies origins and social relationships of human beings

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

antiquate: Read
v.
make obsolete or old-fashioned

antiquated: Read
a. Syn. obsolete; antique; aged
too old to be fashionable, suitable, or useful; obsolete; aged

antique: Read
a. Syn. old; archaic; ancient
old; belonging to, made in, or typical of an earlier period

antiquity: Read
n. Syn. relic
ancient times, especially the times preceding the Middle Ages; extreme oldness

antiseptic: Read
n. Syn. bactericide; germicide
substance that prevents infection; substance that restricts the growth of disease-causing microorganisms

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

aquamarine: Read
a.
of bluish-green colour; of pale blue to light greenish blue

aquarium: Read
n.
tank or pool or bowl filled with water for keeping live fish and underwater animals

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

arboreal: Read
a.
tree-dwelling; treelike; living in trees

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

arch: Read
n.
any part of a curved line

archaeological: Read
a.
related to or dealing with or devoted to archaeology

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

architectural: Read
a.
of or pertaining to the art and science of architecture

archives: Read
n.
public records; place where public records are kept

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

aria: Read
n. Syn. melody
operatic solo; solo vocal piece with instrumental accompaniment

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

arithmetic: Read
n.
theory of numerical calculations

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

armored: Read
a.
protected by armor; provided with protective covering

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

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

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

arsenal: Read
n. Syn. armory
storage place for military equipment; stock of weapons

artery: Read
n.
one of the vessels or tubes which carry either venous or arterial blood from the heart; major transit corridor

articulate: Read
a. Syn. effective; distinct
expressing oneself easily in clear and effective language

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

artillery: Read
n.
large weapons, such as cannon and missile launchers operated by crews; branch of army in use of large weapons

artisan: Read
n.
manually skilled worker; craftsman, as opposed to artist

ascent: Read
n.
upward slope or grade; movement upward

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

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

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

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

asset: Read
n. Syn. properties; advantage
properties; advantage; useful or valuable quality

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

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

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

astonishing: Read
a. Syn. astounding; miraculous
very wonderful; of a nature to excite astonishment; surprising greatly

astounding: Read
a.
surprising; shocking

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

astute: Read
a. Syn. shrewd
wise or keen; shrewd; with sharp intelligence

asylum: Read
n. Syn. protection
place of refuge or shelter; protection

asymmetrical: Read
a. Syn. unbalanced; uneven
unbalanced; uneven

atheist: Read
n. Syn. nonbeliever
nonbeliever; one who denies the existence of god

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

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

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

atomization: Read
n.
act of reducing to atoms, or very minute particles

atrophy: Read
n. Syn. shrinkage
wasting away; decrease in size; reduction in the functionality of an organ caused by disease

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

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

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

attendance: Read
n.
act of being present

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

attribute: Read
v. Syn. ascribe; explain
relate to particular cause or source; ascribe; explain

audible: Read
a. Syn. perceptible; discernible
perceptible; heard or perceptible by the ear

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

audit: Read
n.
examination of accounts; adjustment or correction of accounts

audition: Read
v. Syn. test
take part in a trial performance; evaluate in a trial performance

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

augment: Read
v. Syn. increase
make greater, as in size, extent, or quantity

aurora: Read
n.
the first light of day; an atmospheric phenomenon consisting of bands of light caused by charged solar particles following the earth's magnetic lines of force

authentic: Read
a. Syn. genuine; real; valid; trustworthy
not counterfeit or copied; valid; trustworthy

authenticate: Read
v. Syn. verify; confirm
prove genuine; establish authenticity of

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

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

autobiographical: Read
a.
of or relating to a person's life or an account of a person's life

automated: Read
a. Syn. mechanical; automatic
mechanical; automatic; accomplished without the intervention of a human operator

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

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

automotive: Read
a.
of or relating to motor vehicles; moving by itself; self-propelling

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

avalanche: Read
n.
great mass of falling snow and ice

avant-garde: Read
n. Syn. vanguard
radically new or original; cutting edge

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

averse: Read
a. Syn. reluctant; disinclined; unwilling
reluctant; disinclined; turned away or backward; unwilling

avert: Read
v. Syn. prevent
prevent; turn or cause to turn off or away

aviator: Read
n.
someone who operates an aircraft

avocation: Read
n.
person's regular business or occupation; hobby or recreational or leisure pursuit

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

awareness: Read
n. Syn. realization; consciousness
realization; consciousness; having knowledge of

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