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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

accused: Read
n.
defendant or defendants in a criminal case; person charged with an offense

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

adhesive: Read
a. Syn. sticky; glutinous
sticky; glutinous; tending to persist

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

agenda: Read
n. Syn. schedule; calendar
items of business at a meeting; list or program of things to be done or considered

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

air: Read
v.
be broadcast on television or radio

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

alliteration: Read
n.
repetition of beginning sound in poetry

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

aluminum: Read
n.
silvery ductile metallic element

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

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

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

ambassador: Read
n.
authorized messenger or representative

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

anonymous: Read
a. Syn. unknown; nameless
having no name; having unknown or unacknowledged name

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

attendance: Read
n.
act of being present

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

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

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

attractive: Read
a. Syn. appealing; pleasing; inviting; intriguing; tempting
appealing; pleasing; inviting; tempting

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

aviator: Read
n.
someone who operates an aircraft

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

aware: Read
a.
knowing; having knowledge or cognizance

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

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

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