Monday, September 20, 2010

Difficult English Words

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Abash, Abate, Abdicate, Aberration, Abhor, Abject, Abnegate,

Abortive, Abridge, Absolute, Absolve, Abstinent, Abstract, Acrid,

Acrimonious, Acumen, Acute, Adage, Adamant, Address, Adherent,

Admonish, Adroit, Adulation, Adulterate, Adverse, Aesthetic, Affable,

Affectation, Affinity, Affluent, Agenda, Agrarian, Aggregate, Agnostic,

Alacrity, Allege, Alleviate, Allocate, Alloy, Allusion, Aloof,

Altruism, Ambience, Ambiguous, Ambivalent, Ameliorate, Amenable,

Amenity, Abstruse, Abysmal, Accolade, Accost, Acerbic,

Acquiesce, Amiable, Amnesty, Amoral, Amorous, Amorphous,

Anachronism, Analogy, Anarchy, Anecdote, Anguish, Animosity,

Anomaly, Antecedent, Antipathy, Antithesis, Apartheid, Apathy,

Aphorism, Apocalypse, Apocryphal, Apotheosis, Appease,

Appreciate, Apprehensive, Approbation,

Appropriate, Aptitude, Arbiter, Arbitrary,

Arcane, Archaic, Archetype, Ardent, Arduous,

Aristocratic, Artful, Artifice, Ascetic, Ascendancy, Assiduous,

Assimilate, Assuage, Astute, Audacity, Attrition, Augment,

Auspicious, Austere, Autocratic, Avarice, Autonomous, Avow,

Avuncular, Awry, Axiom,

Bane, Banal, Bastion, Beget, Belabor, Beleaguer,

Belittle, Belie, Belligerent, Bemused, Benefactor, Benevolent, Benign,

Bequest, Bereaved, Beset, Blasphemy, Blatant, Blight, Blithe,

Bourgeois, Bovine, Brevity, Broach,

Bucolic, Bureaucracy, Burgeon, Burlesque,

Cacophony, Cadence, Cajole, Callow, Candor, Capitalism,

Caricature, Capitulate, Capricious, Castigate, Catalyst, Categorical,

Catharsis, Caustic, Celibacy, Censure, Cerebral,

Charisma, Chagrin, Charlatan, Chasm, Chastise, Chicanery,

Choleric, Chimera, Chronic, Chronicle, Circuitous, Circumlocution,

Circumspect, Circumscribe, Circumvent, Civil, Clandestine, Clemency,

Clique, Cliché, Coalesce, Coerce, Cogent, Cognitive,

Coherent, Cognizant, Colloquial, Collusion, Commensurate, Compelling,

Complacent, Compendium, Complement, Complicity,

Comprehensive, Conciliatory, Comprise, Concise,

Concord, Concurrent, Condescend, Conducive,

Condone, Confluence, Congenial, Congenital, Conjecture, Connoisseur,

Conjure, Consecrate, Consensus, Consonant, Construe, Contentious,

Consummate, Contiguous, Contingent, Contrite,

Contrived, Conventional, Copious,

Convivial, Corollary, Corroborate, Cosmopolitan, Countenance, Covenant,

Coup, Covert, Covet, Credulous, Criterion, Culinary,

Cryptic, Culminate, Culpable, Cursory, Curtail, Cynic,

Daunt, Dearth, Debacle, Debauchery, Debilitate, Decimate,

Decadent, Decorous, Deduce, Defame, Deference,

Degenerate, Definitive, Deleterious, Delineate, Delude,

Deluge, Denizen, Demagogue, Depravity, Deprecate,

Deride, Derogatory, Despondent, Desiccate, Despot,

Destitute, Desultory, Dialectical, Didactic, Dictum,

Diffident, Digress, Dilettante, Discern, Discrete,

Discreet, Discriminate, Disdain, Disinterested, Disparage,

Disseminate, Disparate, Dissipate, Dissolution, Distend,

Distinguish, Docile, Dogmatic, Doctrinaire, Domestic, Dormant,

Dubious, Duplicity, Eccentric, Ebullient, Eclectic, Edify, Efface, Effusion, Egocentric,

Egalitarian, Egregious, Elicit, Elliptical, Elusive, Eminent, Emigrate,

Empirical, Emulate, Encroach, Endemic, Enfranchise, Enervate, Engender,

Enigma, Enormity, Ephemeral, Epitome, Epigram, Equanimity, Equitable,

Equivocal, Erudite, Esoteric, Espouse, Euphemism, Ethereal, Evanescent,

Exacerbate, Exacting, Exalt, Exemplify, Exasperate, Exhaustive, Exhort,

Exigency, Existential, Expatriate, Exonerate, Expedient, Expedite, Explicit,

Extol, Extrapolate, Extraneous, Extricate, Extrovert, Exult,

Facetious, Fabrication, Facile, Farcical, Fastidious, Fatalist,

Fauna, Fatuous, Fecund, Felicity, Fervor, Fetter,

Figurative, Fidelity, Finesse, Flagrant, Flout, Flaunt,

Foment, Foible, Forbear, Forgo, Forsake, Fortuitous,

Fraternal, Founder, Frenetic, Frugal, Furtive, Futile,

Genre, Garrulous, Genteel, Gesticulate, Glut, Grandiloquent,

Gratuitous, Grandiose, Gravity, Gregarious, Guile,

Hapless, Hackneyed, Harbinger, Hedonism, Hegemony, Heresy,

Heyday, Hermetic, Hiatus, Hierarchy, Histrionic, Homily,

Husbandry, Homogeneous, Hyperbole, Hypothetical,

Ideology, Iconoclast, Idiosyncrasy, Idyllic, Ignominy, Illicit,

Immutable, Imminent, Impartial, Impeccable, Imperial, Impervious,

Implement, Impetuous, Impotent, Impugn, Inane, Incandescent,

Inaugurate, Incense, Incantation, Incessant, Incipient, Incisive,

Incongruous, Increment, Incorrigible, Indifferent,

Indigenous, Indigent, Indolent,

Indulgent, Indignant, Ineffable, Inept, Inexorable, Inert,

Infatuated, Infamous, Infer, Infinitesimal, Ingenuous, Inherent,

Innate, Injunction, Innocuous, Inordinate, Insatiable, Insidious,

Insipid, Insinuate, Insolent, Instigate, Insular, Insurgent,

Intractable, Integral, Intransigent, Intrinsic, Introspective, Inundate,

Inveterate, Invective, Irascible, Ironic, Irrevocable, Itinerant,

Judicious, Juxtapose,

Kinetic,

Laconic, Labyrinth, Lament, Lampoon, Languish,

Latent, Largess, Laud, Legacy, Lethargy, Levity, Libel,

Loquacious, Litigate, Lucid, Lugubrious, Luminous,

Magnanimous, Machination, Magnate, Malaise, Malfeasance, Malinger,

Mandate, Malleable, Manifest, Manifesto, Marshal, Martial,

Martyr, Matriculate, Maudlin, Maverick, Maxim, Mediate,

Mendacious, Mellifluous, Mendicant, Mentor,

Mercenary, Mercurial, Metamorphosis, Microcosm,

Milieu, Minuscule, Misanthropic, Mitigate,

Mollify, Monolithic, Moribund, Morose,

Mortify, Mundane, Myopia, Myriad, Munificent,

Narcissism, Nebulous, Nefarious, Neologism,

Nepotism, Nominal, Nihilism, Nostalgia,

Notorious, Novel, Noxious, Nuance,

Obdurate, Obfuscate, Oblivion, Oblique, Obsequious, Obscure, Obtuse,

Officious, Onerous, Opaque, Opulent, Orthodox, Ostensible, Ostentatious,

Pacify, Painstaking, Palliate, Palpable, Paltry, Panacea, Paradigm, Paradox, Parochial,

Parody, Parsimonious,

Partisan, Patent, Paternal, Pathology, Patriarch, Patrician,

Patronize, Paucity, Peccadillo, Pedantic, Pedestrian, Pejorative, Penchant,

Penitent, Pensive, Peremptory, Perennial, Perfidy, Perfunctory,

Peripatetic, Periphery, Pernicious, Perquisite, Perjury, Permeate,

Pertinent, Perturb, Peruse, Pervade, Petulant, Philanthropy,

Philistine, Pious, Pivotal, Placate, Plaintive, Platitude, Plebian,

Plethora, Poignant, Polarize, Polemic, Ponderous, Portent,

Postulate, Pragmatic, Precedent, Precept, Precipitate, Precipitous,

Preclude, Precursor, Predilection, Preeminent,

Preempt, Premise, Prepossess, Prerogative, Prevail, Pristine,

Prodigal, Prodigious, Prodigy, Profane, Profess, Proficient,

Profligate, Profound, Profuse, Proletariat, Proliferate, Prolific,

Promulgate, Propensity, Propitious, Proponent, Proprietary, Propriety,

Prosaic, Proscribe, Proselytize, Protagonist, Protract, Provident,

Provincial, Provisional, Proximity, Prudent, Purported, Putative,

Qualify, Qualitative, Querulous, Quixotic,

Ramification, Rancor, Rapacious, Rebuke, Rebut, Recalcitrant,

Recant, Reciprocal, Reclusive, Recondite, Recrimination, Redolent,

Redundant, Refute, Reiterate, Relegate, Relentless, Relinquish,

Remonstrate, Renaissance, Renounce, Reparation,

Repercussion, Replenish, Replete, Reprehensible, Reprisal, Reproach, Reprove,

Repudiate,

Requisite, Resolute, Respite, Reticent, Revere, Rhetoric,

Rigorous, Robust, Rogue, Rudimentary, Ruminate, Rustic,

Saccharine, Sacrilege, Sacrosanct, Sagacious, Salient, Salutary,

Sanctimonious, Sanguine, Sardonic, Scintillate, Scrupulous, Scrutinize,

Secular, Sedition, Sensory, Sentient, Sequester, Serendipity,

Servile, Singular, Slander, Sloth, Sobriety, Solicitous,

Solvent, Soporific, Sordid, Spawn, Specious, Sporadic,

Spurious, Squalor, Squander, Stagnation, Static, Staunch,

Steadfast, Stigmatize,| Stipulate, Stoic, Stratum, Stricture,

Strife, Stringent, Stymie, Subjugate, Sublime, Subordinate,

Substantive, Subtle, Subversive, Succinct, Succumb, Supercilious,

Superficial, Superfluous, Surfeit, Surreptitious,

Surrogate, Sycophant, Synthesis,

Tacit, Taciturn, Tangential, Tangible, Tantamount, Tautological, Temerity,

Temperate, Tenable, Tenacious, Tenet, Tentative, Tenuous,

Terse, Theology, Tirade, Torpor, Touchstone, Tout,

Transcend, Transgress, Transient, Trepidation, Turpitude,

Ubiquitous, Unconscionable, Unctuous, Uniform, Unremitting, Unwitting,

Urbane, Usurp, Utilitarian,

Vacillate, Vapid, Vehement, Venal, Venerate, Veracity,

Verbose, Verisimilitude, Vernacular, Vestige, Vex, Viable,

Vicarious, Vicissitude, Vilify, Vindicate, Vindictive, Virtuoso,

Virulent, Visionary, Vitiate, Vitriolic,

Vocation, Vociferous, Volatile, Volition,

Wanton, Willful, Wistful,

Yawn, Zealous


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