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Read [Esc] (1) v. subside; decrease; become less in amount or intensity


Spelling Word: abate
Read [Esc] (2) v. carry off by force; kidnap


Spelling Word: abduct
Read [Esc] (3) v. fill with horror and loathing; horrify; hate


Spelling Word: abhor
Read [Esc] (4) a. being of the most miserable kind; wretched; lacking pride; brought low in condition or status


Spelling Word: abject
Read [Esc] (5) a. detestable; extremely unpleasant; very bad


Spelling Word: abominable
Read [Esc] (6) v. refrain; hold oneself back voluntarily from an action or practice


Spelling Word: abstain
Read [Esc] (7) a. obscure; profound; difficult to understand


Spelling Word: abstruse
Read [Esc] (8) n. quality of being absurd or inconsistent with obvious truth, reason, or sound judgment; logical contradiction


Spelling Word: absurdity
Read [Esc] (9) n. enormous chasm; vast bottomless pit; any deep, immeasurable space; hell


Spelling Word: abyss
Read [Esc] (10) n. living quarters provided for public convenience; something that meets a need; convenience


Spelling Word: accommodation
Read [Esc] (11) n. partner in crime; associate in wrongdoing


Spelling Word: accomplice
Read [Esc] (12) v. assent; agree without protesting


Spelling Word: acquiesce
Read [Esc] (13) a. unpleasantly sharp or bitter to taste or smell; bitterly pungent


Spelling Word: acrid
Read [Esc] (14) a. extremely hard; inflexible; stubbornly unyielding


Spelling Word: adamant
Read [Esc] (15) v. warn; counsel someone against something to be avoided


Spelling Word: admonish
Read [Esc] (16) n. act of playing honor to a divine being; worship paid to God; the act of addressing as a god


Spelling Word: adoration
Read [Esc] (17) v. worship with profound reverence; pay divine honors to; regard with the utmost esteem and affection


Spelling Word: adore
Read [Esc] (18) n. the opponent in a contest; someone who offers opposition


Spelling Word: adversary
Read [Esc] (19) a. easily approachable; warmly friendly


Spelling Word: affable
Read [Esc] (20) a. confirmative; ratifying; giving assent or approval; confirming


Spelling Word: affirmative
Read [Esc] (21) n. a business that serves other businesses; an administrative unit of government


Spelling Word: agency
Read [Esc] (22) a. struck by shock, terror, or amazement


Spelling Word: aghast
Read [Esc] (23) v. cause to move with violence or sudden force; upset; disturb


Spelling Word: agitate
Read [Esc] (24) a. pertaining to land or its cultivation; relating to agricultural or rural matters


Spelling Word: agrarian
Read [Esc] (25) n. passageway between rows of seats, as in an auditorium or an airplane; the wing of a building


Spelling Word: aisle
Read [Esc] (26) n. cheerful promptness or willingness; eagerness; speed or quickness


Spelling Word: alacrity
Read [Esc] (27) ad. even though; although; notwithstanding


Spelling Word: albeit
Read [Esc] (28) n. loyalty to a nation, sovereign, or cause; fidelity to any person or thing; devotion


Spelling Word: allegiance
Read [Esc] (29) v. provide physical relief, as from pain; make easier; remove in part


Spelling Word: alleviate
Read [Esc] (30) n. a narrow passage, especially a walk or passage in a garden or park, bordered by rows of trees or bushes


Spelling Word: alley
Read [Esc] (31) v. parcel out in parts or portions; distribute to each individual concerned; assign as a share or lot


Spelling Word: allot
Read [Esc] (32) a. unclear or doubtful in meaning


Spelling Word: ambiguous
Read [Esc] (33) n. disposition or arrangement of troops for attacking an enemy unexpectedly from a concealed station


Spelling Word: ambush
Read [Esc] (34) a. good-natured and likable; lovable; warmly friendly


Spelling Word: amiable
Read [Esc] (35) a. exhibiting friendliness or goodwill; not quarrelsome


Spelling Word: amicable
Read [Esc] (36) a. out of proper order; not in perfect shape; faulty


Spelling Word: amiss
Read [Esc] (37) n. the general pardon granted by the government, especially for political offenses


Spelling Word: amnesty
Read [Esc] (38) a. moved by sexual love; loving


Spelling Word: amorous
Read [Esc] (39) n. oval building with tiers of seats from central open space or arena


Spelling Word: amphitheater
Read [Esc] (40) n. absence of governing body; state of disorder; political disorder and confusion


Spelling Word: anarchy
Read [Esc] (41) n. act of animating or giving life or spirit; state of being animate or alive


Spelling Word: animation
Read [Esc] (42) n. the joint which connects the foot with the leg; tarsus


Spelling Word: ankle
Read [Esc] (43) n. a chronological record of the events of successive years


Spelling Word: annals
Read [Esc] (44) n. active resistance; condition of being an opposing principle, force, or factor


Spelling Word: antagonism
Read [Esc] (45) n. one who contends with another, especially in combat; an adversary; opponent


Spelling Word: antagonist
Read [Esc] (46) n. lack of interest, or the attitude of not caring resulting from it; the indifference


Spelling Word: apathy
Read [Esc] (47) a. causing or fitted to cause dismay or horror; frightful


Spelling Word: appalling
Read [Esc] (48) n. external clothing; vesture; garments; dress; a small ornamental piece


Spelling Word: apparel
Read [Esc] (49) n. ghostly figure; sudden or unusual sight; appearance; state of being visible


Spelling Word: apparition
Read [Esc] (50) v. bring peace, quiet, or calm to; satisfy or relieve


Spelling Word: appease
Read [Esc] (51) n. name; title; the act of naming; the act of appealing for aid, sympathy


Spelling Word: appellation
Read [Esc] (52) v. estimate value of; evaluate, especially in an official capacity


Spelling Word: appraise
Read [Esc] (53) v. take into custody; arrest a criminal; grasp mentally; perceive


Spelling Word: apprehend
Read [Esc] (54) a. capable of knowing; conscious; relating to the faculty of apprehension; sensible; feeling; perceptive


Spelling Word: apprehensive
Read [Esc] (55) v. inform; give notice to; make aware


Spelling Word: apprise
Read [Esc] (56) n. expression of warm approval; praise


Spelling Word: approbation
Read [Esc] (57) n. an article of dress, of cloth or other stuff, worn on the forepart of the body, to keep the clothes clean


Spelling Word: apron
Read [Esc] (58) a. fit for growing crops, as by plowing


Spelling Word: arable
Read [Esc] (59) n. overbearing pride; haughtiness; manifest feeling of personal superiority in rank, power, or estimation


Spelling Word: arrogance
Read [Esc] (60) a. arising from feeling or assumption of one's superiority toward others


Spelling Word: arrogant
Read [Esc] (61) a. climbing; rising; increasing in size or value


Spelling Word: ascending
Read [Esc] (62) v. find out for certain; discover with certainty; make sure of


Spelling Word: ascertain
Read [Esc] (63) a. leading a life of self-discipline and self-denial; austere


Spelling Word: ascetic
Read [Esc] (64) v. assault; attack with or as if with violent blows


Spelling Word: assail
Read [Esc] (65) n. act of assassinating; killing by treacherous violence; the murder of public figure by a surprise attack


Spelling Word: assassination
Read [Esc] (66) a. constant in application or attention; diligent; unceasing or persistent


Spelling Word: assiduous
Read [Esc] (67) v. appoint; allot; point out authoritatively or exactly


Spelling Word: assign
Read [Esc] (68) a. away from the correct path or direction, either in a literal or in a figurative sense; wandering


Spelling Word: astray
Read [Esc] (69) ad. into separate parts or pieces; apart


Spelling Word: asunder
Read [Esc] (70) n. place of refuge or shelter; protection


Spelling Word: asylum
Read [Esc] (71) v. make amends, as for sin or fault; pay for; turn away from sin


Spelling Word: atone
Read [Esc] (72) n. brutal deed; atrocious condition, quality, or behavior; monstrousness


Spelling Word: atrocity
Read [Esc] (73) a. alert and watchful; considerate; thoughtful


Spelling Word: attentive
Read [Esc] (74) n. story or room directly below the roof of a building, especially a house;


Spelling Word: attic
Read [Esc] (75) a. fearlessly, often recklessly daring; bold


Spelling Word: audacious
Read [Esc] (76) a. daring spirit, resolution, or confidence; venturesome; reckless daring


Spelling Word: audacity
Read [Esc] (77) a. of or relating to hearing, the organs of hearing, or the sense of hearing


Spelling Word: auditory
Read [Esc] (78) a. impressive; majestic; inspiring awe or admiration


Spelling Word: august
Read [Esc] (79) a. attended by favorable circumstances; marked by success; prosperous


Spelling Word: auspicious
Read [Esc] (80) a. strict or severe in the discipline; severely simple and unornamented


Spelling Word: austere
Read [Esc] (81) n. the mechanism that imitates actions of humans


Spelling Word: automaton
Read [Esc] (82) n. greediness for wealth; the insatiable desire to gain


Spelling Word: avarice
Read [Esc] (83) v. take vengeance for something, or on behalf of someone


Spelling Word: avenge
Read [Esc] (84) v. declare to be true; affirm


Spelling Word: aver
Read [Esc] (85) a. sky blue; light purplish-blue


Spelling Word: azure
Read [Esc] (86) a. drunken; relating to reveling and drunkenness


Spelling Word: bacchanalian
Read [Esc] (87) n. back and sides of a pig salted and smoked


Spelling Word: bacon
Read [Esc] (88) v. frustrate as by confusing or perplexing; impede force or movement of


Spelling Word: baffle
Read [Esc] (89) v. harass; tease; lure, entice, or entrap


Spelling Word: bait
Read [Esc] (90) n. platform projecting from the wall of a building


Spelling Word: balcony
Read [Esc] (91) n. popular kind of narrative poem adapted for recitation or singing


Spelling Word: ballad
Read [Esc] (92) n. plant of the family of grasses, and genus Bambusa, growing in tropical countries


Spelling Word: bamboo
Read [Esc] (93) v. drive out; drive away; compel to depart; dispel


Spelling Word: banish
Read [Esc] (94) n. title or degree of nobility


Spelling Word: baron
Read [Esc] (95) a. abashed; daunted; very modest, or modest excess; constitutionally disposed to shrink from public notice


Spelling Word: bashful
Read [Esc] (96) v. wash by immersion, as in a bath; subject to bath; lave; immerse or cover one's self


Spelling Word: bathe
Read [Esc] (97) n. amphibious rodent about two feet in length; fur of the beaver; tall hat, originally made from [___] fur


Spelling Word: beaver
Read [Esc] (98) v. signal or summon, as by nodding or waving; attract because of inviting or enticing appearance


Spelling Word: beckon
Read [Esc] (99) a. warlike or hostile in manner or temperament; showing or having the impulse to be combative


Spelling Word: bellicose
Read [Esc] (100) a. inclined or eager to fight; aggressive


Spelling Word: belligerent
Read [Esc] (101) n. part of the human body which extends downward from breast to thighs, and contains bowels; womb


Spelling Word: belly
Read [Esc] (102) n. gift giver; a person who gives people or institutions financial help


Spelling Word: benefactor
Read [Esc] (103) n. a person entitled to benefits or proceeds of an insurance policy or will


Spelling Word: beneficiary
Read [Esc] (104) a. generous in providing aid to others; charitable


Spelling Word: benevolent
Read [Esc] (105) v. leave to someone by a will; hand down


Spelling Word: bequeath
Read [Esc] (106) n. space for the ship to dock or anchor; allotted place; the place to sleep or stay; appointment or job


Spelling Word: berth
Read [Esc] (107) v. beg; plead with; ask for or request earnestly


Spelling Word: beseech
Read [Esc] (108) v. attack from all sides; trouble persistently; hem in


Spelling Word: beset
Read [Esc] (109) v. engage in a petty, bad-tempered quarrel


Spelling Word: bicker
Read [Esc] (110) n. tree of several species, constituting the genus Betula


Spelling Word: birch
Read [Esc] (111) a. flagrant; conspicuously obvious; loudly offensive


Spelling Word: blatant
Read [Esc] (112) n. spot or stain, as of ink on paper; blur; a weak point or failing


Spelling Word: blot
Read [Esc] (113) n. serious mistake typically caused by ignorance or confusion


Spelling Word: blunder
Read [Esc] (114) a. unconventional in an artistic way


Spelling Word: bohemian
Read [Esc] (115) a. rough and stormy; loud, noisy, and lacking in restraint or discipline


Spelling Word: boisterous
Read [Esc] (116) v. dash or dart off; move or jump suddenly


Spelling Word: bolt
Read [Esc] (117) v. annoy; trouble; make agitated or nervous; fluster


Spelling Word: bother
Read [Esc] (118) n. goodness, kindness; virtue; liberality in giving


Spelling Word: bounty
Read [Esc] (119) n. shady shelter or recess in a garden or woods; anchor carried at the bow of the ship; a muscle that bends a limb


Spelling Word: bower
Read [Esc] (120) n. something which holds anything tightly or supports it firmly, as bandage, cord, or rod;


Spelling Word: brace
Read [Esc] (121) n. a piece of mechanism for retarding or stopping motion by friction


Spelling Word: brake
Read [Esc] (122) n. a burning piece of wood; mark made by burning with a hot iron; distinctive mark upon in any way


Spelling Word: brand
Read [Esc] (123) a. having loud, usually harsh, resonant sound; shameless


Spelling Word: brazen
Read [Esc] (124) n. act of overcoming or penetrating an obstacle or restriction


Spelling Word: breakthrough
Read [Esc] (125) n. something serving to influence or persuade; reward or gift to prevent judgment


Spelling Word: bribe
Read [Esc] (126) n. headgear with which a horse is directed and which carries a bit and reins


Spelling Word: bridle
Read [Esc] (127) a. full of light; shining; bright; sharp and clear in tone


Spelling Word: brilliant
Read [Esc] (128) n. edge, margin, or border of a steep place verge


Spelling Word: brink
Read [Esc] (129) v. introduce;  bring up for discussion or debate; announce


Spelling Word: broach
Read [Esc] (130) v. think long and anxiously;  be in a state of gloomy, serious thought


Spelling Word: brood
Read [Esc] (131) a. like a brute; savage; cruel; inhuman; merciless


Spelling Word: brutal
Read [Esc] (132) v. move quickly and violently; jump vertically; strive with determination


Spelling Word: buck
Read [Esc] (133) n. vessel for drawing up water from a well; a vessel for hoisting and conveying coal, ore, grain


Spelling Word: bucket
Read [Esc] (134) n. noisy, blustering fellow; one who is threatening and quarrelsome; insolent, tyrannical fellow


Spelling Word: bully
Read [Esc] (135) n. grave or tomb; the ritual placing of a corpse in a grave; concealing something under the ground


Spelling Word: burial
Read [Esc] (136) n. one whose job is to kill animals for food; one who kills in large numbers; vendor, especially on a train or in theater


Spelling Word: butcher
Read [Esc] (137) v. support physically; prop up; support something or someone by supplying evidence


Spelling Word: buttress
Read [Esc] (138) n. solid thick rope made of twisted steel or metal wire


Spelling Word: cable
Read [Esc] (139) v. influence or urge by gentle urging or flattering


Spelling Word: cajole
Read [Esc] (140) n. the event that brings terrible loss, lasting distress, or severe affliction; disaster; misery


Spelling Word: calamity
Read [Esc] (141) n. the orderly arrangement as years, months, weeks, and days; a table showing months, weeks, and days


Spelling Word: calendar
Read [Esc] (142) n. law, rule, or constitution made by authority; books of the Bible officially accepted; a group of literary works


Spelling Word: canon
Read [Esc] (143) v. determine votes; examine carefully or discuss thoroughly; scrutinize


Spelling Word: canvass
Read [Esc] (144) n. piece or point of land, extending beyond the adjacent coast into the sea or a lake; sleeveless outer garment


Spelling Word: cape
Read [Esc] (145) n. sudden, unexpected fancy; impulsive change of mind


Spelling Word: caprice
Read [Esc] (146) a. fickle; impulsive and unpredictable; apt to change opinions suddenly


Spelling Word: capricious
Read [Esc] (147) v. charm; enthrall; seize by force, as an enemy in war, or anything belonging to an enemy


Spelling Word: captivate
Read [Esc] (148) n. destruction of life; the savage and excessive killing of many people


Spelling Word: carnage
Read [Esc] (149) n. a skilled worker who makes, finishes, and repairs wooden objects and structures


Spelling Word: carpenter
Read [Esc] (150) n. any of the hereditary social classes and subclasses of South Asian societies


Spelling Word: caste
Read [Esc] (151) n. an event resulting in great loss and misfortune; deluge or overflowing of water


Spelling Word: cataclysm
Read [Esc] (152) n. list or enumeration of names; articles arranged methodically, often in alphabetical order


Spelling Word: catalogue
Read [Esc] (153) a. capable of burning, corroding, dissolving, or eating away by chemical action


Spelling Word: caustic
Read [Esc] (154) a. offhand or casual; given to haughty disregard of others


Spelling Word: cavalier
Read [Esc] (155) n. any substances used for making bodies adhere to each other; bond of union; concrete pavement


Spelling Word: cement
Read [Esc] (156) n. place or ground set apart for the burial of the dead; graveyard


Spelling Word: cemetery
Read [Esc] (157) n. overseer of morals; official responsible for removal of objectionable or sensitive content


Spelling Word: censor
Read [Esc] (158) v. expression of strong disapproval or harsh criticism; blame


Spelling Word: censure
Read [Esc] (159) n. the document attesting to the truth of certain stated facts; document issued to a person completing a course


Spelling Word: certificate
Read [Esc] (160) n. bringing or coming to an end; cease


Spelling Word: cessation
Read [Esc] (161) n. light wine, of several kinds, originally made in the province of Champagne, in France


Spelling Word: champagne
Read [Esc] (162) v. utter with a melodious voice; celebrate in song; make melody with the voice


Spelling Word: chant
Read [Esc] (163) n. deep opening in the earth surface


Spelling Word: chasm
Read [Esc] (164) n. mean or unfair artifice to obscure truth; deception by trickery or sophistry


Spelling Word: chicanery
Read [Esc] (165) v. scold mildly so as to correct or improve; express disapproval


Spelling Word: chide
Read [Esc] (166) a. having qualities of ideal knight; faithful; brave


Spelling Word: chivalrous
Read [Esc] (167) n. public entertainment of performances by acrobats, clowns, and trained animals


Spelling Word: circus
Read [Esc] (168) a. secret; conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods


Spelling Word: clandestine
Read [Esc] (169) n. fastening device; firm grip


Spelling Word: clasp
Read [Esc] (170) n. crack or crevice; a split or indentation between two parts, as of the chin


Spelling Word: cleft
Read [Esc] (171) n. obvious remark; overused expression or idea


Spelling Word: cliche
Read [Esc] (172) n. someone who pays to get goods or services


Spelling Word: client
Read [Esc] (173) n. upward movement; steady increase; the highest point; the greatest degree


Spelling Word: climax
Read [Esc] (174) n. a small room or apartment; room for privacy


Spelling Word: closet
Read [Esc] (175) n. cluster or close group of bushes, trees; mass; the sound of heavy treading


Spelling Word: clump
Read [Esc] (176) a. pleasing or attractive to the eye; handsome; graceful


Spelling Word: comely
Read [Esc] (177) v. have a beginning or origin; originate; start; begin


Spelling Word: commence
Read [Esc] (178) v. commit, entrust, or give in charge for care or preservation; recommend as worthy of confidence or regard


Spelling Word: commend
Read [Esc] (179) n. disturbed or violent motion; agitation; public disturbance; riot; excitement


Spelling Word: commotion
Read [Esc] (180) n. one of parts or spaces into which an area is subdivided; separate room, section, or chamber


Spelling Word: compartment
Read [Esc] (181) a. overpowering; drivingly forceful; urgently requiring attention


Spelling Word: compelling
Read [Esc] (182) n. mental calmness; calm or tranquil state of mind


Spelling Word: composure
Read [Esc] (183) n. overly high self-esteem; feelings of excessive pride


Spelling Word: conceit
Read [Esc] (184) a. capable of being conceived, imagined, or understood


Spelling Word: conceivable
Read [Esc] (185) n. act of yielding; point yielded; acknowledgment or admission


Spelling Word: concession
Read [Esc] (186) v. digest; convert into nourishment by the organs of nutrition


Spelling Word: concoct
Read [Esc] (187) n. agreement of opinions; harmonious state of things


Spelling Word: concord
Read [Esc] (188) a. treated with confidence; trusted in; trustworthy; secret


Spelling Word: confidential
Read [Esc] (189) v. seize as forfeited to the public treasury; appropriate to the public use


Spelling Word: confiscate
Read [Esc] (190) v. cause to become confused or perplexed; fail to distinguish; mix up


Spelling Word: confound
Read [Esc] (191) n. state of being conjoined, united, or associated; union; association; league


Spelling Word: conjunction
Read [Esc] (192) v. cheer from distress or depression; alleviate grief and raise spirits of; relieve; comfort


Spelling Word: console
Read [Esc] (193) a. carried to the utmost extent or degree; of the highest quality; complete; perfect


Spelling Word: consummate
Read [Esc] (194) n. state of being despised or dishonored; disgrace; disobedience to, or open disrespect of


Spelling Word: contempt
Read [Esc] (195) a. worthy of contempt; deserving of scorn or disdain; mean


Spelling Word: contemptible
Read [Esc] (196) a. scornful; expressing contempt; showing a lack of respect


Spelling Word: contemptuous
Read [Esc] (197) n. the assertion of contrary; denial of the truth of a statement; opposition, whether by argument or conduct


Spelling Word: contradiction
Read [Esc] (198) v. provide; bestow a quality on


Spelling Word: contribute
Read [Esc] (199) v. form by an exercise of ingenuity; invent or design


Spelling Word: contrive
Read [Esc] (200) v. carry from one place to another; bear or transport


Spelling Word: convey
Read [Esc] (201) n. act of conveying; tools of conveying, especially vehicle for transportation


Spelling Word: conveyance
Read [Esc] (202) a. plentiful; containing plenty; affording ample supply


Spelling Word: copious
Read [Esc] (203) a. gracious; showing warmth and friendliness


Spelling Word: cordial
Read [Esc] (204) n. lightweight elastic outer bark, used especially for bottle closures, insulation, floats


Spelling Word: cork
Read [Esc] (205) a. belonging or relating to the body; bodily; noncommissioned officer, next below a sergeant


Spelling Word: corporal
Read [Esc] (206) a. bodily; of material nature; tangible


Spelling Word: corporeal
Read [Esc] (207) a. very fat; large in the body; overweight


Spelling Word: corpulent
Read [Esc] (208) a. one who communicates information, especially, by letter or telegram to newspaper or periodical


Spelling Word: correspondent
Read [Esc] (209) v. establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts; support with evidence


Spelling Word: corroborate
Read [Esc] (210) n. mutual agreement of two or more persons or parties; contract; stipulation


Spelling Word: covenant
Read [Esc] (211) a. secretive, not openly shown


Spelling Word: covert
Read [Esc] (212) n. lack of courage to face danger; extreme timidity; base fear of danger or hurt; lack of spirit


Spelling Word: cowardice
Read [Esc] (213) n. small low bed for an infant, often furnished with rockers;  infancy, or very early life


Spelling Word: cradle
Read [Esc] (214) a. relating to, or characterized by, skill; dexterous; skillful


Spelling Word: crafty
Read [Esc] (215) v. ask with earnestness or importunity; ask with submission or humility; beg


Spelling Word: crave
Read [Esc] (216) n. a line or long thin mark made by folding or doubling


Spelling Word: crease
Read [Esc] (217) a. firm but easily broken or crumbled; brittle


Spelling Word: crisp
Read [Esc] (218) v. bend down; stoop low; lie close to the ground with the legs bent, as an animal when waiting for prey or in fear


Spelling Word: crouch
Read [Esc] (219) a. of extreme importance; vital to the resolution of a crisis; of the greatest importance


Spelling Word: crucial
Read [Esc] (220) v. sail back and forth on the ocean; sail as for the protection of commerce, in search of an enemy, or for pleasure


Spelling Word: cruise
Read [Esc] (221) a. having hidden meaning; mystifying; using code or cipher


Spelling Word: cryptic
Read [Esc] (222) a. increasing by successive addition


Spelling Word: cumulative
Read [Esc] (223) v. bend or curve; guide and manage, or restrain


Spelling Word: curb
Read [Esc] (224) v. form into a coiled or spiral shape; twist into ringlets or coils; move in curve or spiral


Spelling Word: curl
Read [Esc] (225) a. having been shortened; effectively cut short; rudely brief or abrupt, as in speech or manner


Spelling Word: curt
Read [Esc] (226) v. cut short or reduce; cut off end or tail, or any part


Spelling Word: curtail
Read [Esc] (227) n. keeping or guarding; care, watch, inspection, for keeping, preservation, or security


Spelling Word: custody
Read [Esc] (228) a. skeptical of motives of others; selfishly calculating; negative or pessimistic


Spelling Word: cynical
Read [Esc] (229) v. hang loosely, or with a swinging or jerking motion; swing, as something suspended loosely


Spelling Word: dangle
Read [Esc] (230) n. attempt or disposition to deceive or lead into error; any declaration that misleads another to believe a false thing


Spelling Word: deceit
Read [Esc] (231) v. convert code into ordinary language; read with difficulty


Spelling Word: decipher
Read [Esc] (232) n. downward slope, as of a hill


Spelling Word: declivity
Read [Esc] (233) v. set apart for a deity or special purposes; devote; consecrate


Spelling Word: dedicate
Read [Esc] (234) v. decide; judge; sentence; condemn


Spelling Word: deem
Read [Esc] (235) v. determine the nature of; give a definition; describe the nature or basic qualities of; explain


Spelling Word: define
Read [Esc] (236) v. deprive of some right, interest, or property, by a deceitful device


Spelling Word: defraud
Read [Esc] (237) v. refuse to submit to or cooperate with; be unaffected by; resist or withstand


Spelling Word: defy
Read [Esc] (238) v. become worse; decline; fall


Spelling Word: degenerate
Read [Esc] (239) a. being in low spirits; depressed


Spelling Word: dejected
Read [Esc] (240) n. great flood; heavy downpour; any overflowing of water


Spelling Word: deluge
Read [Esc] (241) n. false belief; mistaken or unfounded opinion


Spelling Word: delusion
Read [Esc] (242) n. end of existence or activity; termination


Spelling Word: demise
Read [Esc] (243) n. act of refusing or disowning; negation; refusal to admit the truth; refusal to grant; rejection of a request


Spelling Word: denial
Read [Esc] (244) n. one appointed as the substitute of another, and empowered to act for him; substitute in office


Spelling Word: deputy
Read [Esc] (245) a. left and abandoned; negligent in performing a duty


Spelling Word: derelict
Read [Esc] (246) v. ridicule; make fun of; laugh at with contempt


Spelling Word: deride
Read [Esc] (247) v. catch sight of; discover by careful observation or scrutiny


Spelling Word: descry
Read [Esc] (248) v. violate with violence, especially to a sacred place


Spelling Word: desecrate
Read [Esc] (249) v. dry up thoroughly; make dry, dull, or lifeless; preserve foods by removing the moisture


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Read [Esc] (250) v. cease to proceed or act; stop; forbear


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Read [Esc] (251) a. extremely poor; utterly lacking; devoid


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Read [Esc] (252) a. aimless; haphazard; at random; not connected with the subject


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Read [Esc] (253) v. part; separate or disunite; disengage


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Read [Esc] (254) v. keep back or from; withhold; restrain from proceeding; stay or stop; delay


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Read [Esc] (255) v. turn away from a principle, norm; depart; diverge


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Read [Esc] (256) a. expressing devotion or piety; earnest in the religious field


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Read [Esc] (257) n. right-handedness; readiness and grace in physical activity; skill and ease in using the hands; expertness in manual acts


Spelling Word: dexterity
Read [Esc] (258) a. skillful in the use of the hands; having mental skill


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Read [Esc] (259) a. darkened with smoke and grime; dirty or discolored


Spelling Word: dingy
Read [Esc] (260) v. insert into a fluid and withdraw again; immerse for baptism; wet, as if by immersing; moisten


Spelling Word: dip
Read [Esc] (261) v. unclose; open; remove a cover or envelope from; lay open or expose to view


Spelling Word: disclose
Read [Esc] (262) n. conflict; lack of agreement among persons, groups, or things


Spelling Word: discord
Read [Esc] (263) n. lack of consistency; the difference


Spelling Word: discrepancy
Read [Esc] (264) v. view with scorn or contempt; feel with aversion


Spelling Word: disdain
Read [Esc] (265) n. difference; condition or fact of being unequal, as in age, rank, or degree


Spelling Word: disparity
Read [Esc] (266) n. breaking of union; decomposition into fragments or parts; extinction of life; decay


Spelling Word: dissolution
Read [Esc] (267) n. the trench made in the earth by digging; any long, narrow receptacle for water on the surface of the earth


Spelling Word: ditch
Read [Esc] (268) v. vary; go in different directions from the same point


Spelling Word: diverge
Read [Esc] (269) v. reveal; make known to the public


Spelling Word: divulge
Read [Esc] (270) v. deprive someone of benefits; remove or shorten the tail of an animal


Spelling Word: dock
Read [Esc] (271) v. avoid a blow by moving or shifting quickly aside; a shifty or ingenious trick


Spelling Word: dodge
Read [Esc] (272) a. sorrowful; filled with or expressing grief; mournful


Spelling Word: doleful
Read [Esc] (273) n. building or house, especially as the great hall, church, or temple; anything shaped like a cupola


Spelling Word: dome
Read [Esc] (274) n. quantity of medicine given; sufficient quantity; portion


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Read [Esc] (275) a. low in spirits; depressed; directed downward


Spelling Word: downcast
Read [Esc] (276) v. slumber; sleep lightly; be in dull or stupefied condition, as if half asleep; be drowsy


Spelling Word: doze
Read [Esc] (277) ad. terribly; with alarm; fearfully


Spelling Word: dreadfully
Read [Esc] (278) v. wet through and through; soak; put potion down the throat of; steep in moisture; wet thoroughly


Spelling Word: drench
Read [Esc] (279) v. kill by submerging and suffocating in water; overwhelm in water; deaden one's awareness of


Spelling Word: drown
Read [Esc] (280) a. questionable; filled with doubt


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Read [Esc] (281) n. combat between two persons; fought with deadly weapons by agreement;


Spelling Word: duel
Read [Esc] (282) v. fill with astonishment and perplexity; confound


Spelling Word: dumbfound
Read [Esc] (283) n. backward in book learning; child or another person dull or weak in intellect; dullard or dolt


Spelling Word: dunce
Read [Esc] (284) v. shrink; reduce in size; become less


Spelling Word: dwindle
Read [Esc] (285) n. science of the relationships between organisms and their environments


Spelling Word: ecology
Read [Esc] (286) n. intense joy or delight; any overpowering emotion


Spelling Word: ecstasy
Read [Esc] (287) n. swirling current of water, air; flow in a circular current


Spelling Word: eddy
Read [Esc] (288) a. of or pertaining to an editor; written or sanctioned by an editor


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Read [Esc] (289) a. suggestive of the supernatural; mysterious


Spelling Word: eerie
Read [Esc] (290) v. rub or wipe out; make indistinct as if by rubbing


Spelling Word: efface
Read [Esc] (291) a. able to produce the desired effect; valid


Spelling Word: effectual
Read [Esc] (292) a. springing back; having the power of rebounding; able to return quickly to a former state or condition


Spelling Word: elastic
Read [Esc] (293) a. somewhat old; advanced beyond middle age


Spelling Word: elderly
Read [Esc] (294) a. pertaining to electricity;  electric


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Read [Esc] (295) v. make clear or plain, especially by explanation; clarify


Spelling Word: elucidate
Read [Esc] (296) v. avoid cleverly; escape the perception of


Spelling Word: elude
Read [Esc] (297) v. come or send forth from a source, used chiefly of an intangible thing, as light


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Read [Esc] (298) v. commence; go onboard a boat or airplane; begin a journey


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Read [Esc] (299) n. the diplomatic building where ambassadors live or work; diplomatic representatives headed by an ambassador


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Read [Esc] (300) a. of precious stone of rich green color; of a rich green color


Spelling Word: emerald