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  1. be

    have a specified quality or characteristic
  2. a

    the 1st letter of the Roman alphabet
  3. in

    to or toward the inside of
  4. have

    possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense
  5. I

    the 9th letter of the Roman alphabet
  6. he

    the 5th letter of the Hebrew alphabet
  7. on

    in a state required for something to function or be effective
  8. do

    engage in
  9. say

    utter aloud
  10. at

    100 at equal 1 kip in Laos
  11. but

    and nothing more
  12. not

    negation of a word or group of words
  13. by

    so as to pass a given point
  14. as

    to the same degree (often followed by `as')
  15. go

    change location
  16. can

    airtight sealed metal container for food or drink, etc.
  17. get

    come into the possession of something concrete or abstract
  18. all

    to a complete degree or to the full or entire extent
  19. make

    perform or carry out
  20. about

    (of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct
  21. know

    be cognizant or aware of a fact or a piece of information
  22. will

    the capability of conscious choice and decision
  23. as

    to the same degree (often followed by `as')
  24. up

    spatially or metaphorically from a lower to a higher position
  25. one

    smallest whole number or a numeral representing this number
  26. time

    the continuum of experience in which events pass to the past
  27. there

    in or at that place
  28. year

    the period of time that it takes for a planet (as, e.g., Earth or Mars) to make a complete revolution around the sun
  29. so

    to a very great extent or degree
  30. think

    judge or regard; look upon; judge
  31. some

    quantifier
  32. people

    any group of human beings collectively
  33. take

    get into one's hands
  34. out

    moving or appearing to move away from a place, especially one that is enclosed or hidden
  35. just

    and nothing more
  36. see

    perceive by sight or have the power to perceive by sight
  37. come

    move toward, travel toward
  38. now

    at the present moment
  39. like

    having the same or similar characteristics
  40. other

    not the same one or ones already mentioned or implied
  41. then

    at that time
  42. two

    the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one
  43. more

    greater in size or amount or extent or degree
  44. want

    the state of needing something that is absent or unavailable
  45. way

    how something is done or how it happens
  46. look

    perceive with attention; direct one's gaze towards
  47. first

    preceding all others in time or space or degree
  48. also

    in addition
  49. new

    not of long duration
  50. day

    time for Earth to make a complete rotation on its axis
  51. more

    greater in size or amount or extent or degree
  52. use

    put into service
  53. no

    quantifier
  54. man

    an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman)
  55. find

    discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of
  56. here

    in or at this place; where the speaker or writer is
  57. thing

    a separate and self-contained entity
  58. give

    transfer possession of something concrete or abstract
  59. many

    amounting to a large but indefinite number
  60. well

    in a good or satisfactory manner or to a high standard
  61. only

    without any others being included or involved
  62. tell

    narrate or give a detailed account of
  63. one

    smallest whole number or a numeral representing this number
  64. very

    being the exact same one; not any other:
  65. even

    being level or straight or regular and without variation
  66. back

    the posterior part of a human (or animal) body
  67. any

    one or some or every or all without specification
  68. good

    having desirable or positive qualities
  69. woman

    an adult female person
  70. through

    having finished or arrived at completion
  71. life

    the organic phenomenon that distinguishes living organisms
  72. child

    a human offspring (son or daughter) of any age
  73. there

    in or at that place
  74. work

    activity directed toward making or doing something
  75. down

    spatially or metaphorically from a higher to a lower level
  76. may

    thorny shrub of a small tree having white to scarlet flowers
  77. after

    happening at a time subsequent to a reference time
  78. call

    utter a sudden loud cry
  79. world

    the 3rd planet from the sun; the planet we live on
  80. over

    beyond the top or upper surface or edge
  81. school

    an educational institution
  82. still

    not in physical motion
  83. try

    make an effort or attempt
  84. in

    to or toward the inside of
  85. as

    to the same degree (often followed by `as')
  86. last

    coming after all others in time or space or degree or being the only one remaining
  87. ask

    make a request or demand for something to somebody
  88. need

    require or want
  89. too

    to a degree exceeding normal or proper limits
  90. feel

    be conscious of a physical, mental, or emotional state
  91. three

    the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one
  92. state

    the way something is with respect to its main attributes
  93. never

    not ever; at no time in the past or future
  94. become

    come into existence
  95. between

    in the interval
  96. high

    being at or having a relatively great or specific elevation
  97. really

    in actual fact
  98. most

    quantifier meaning the greatest in number
  99. another

    any of various alternatives; some other
  100. much

    great in quantity or degree or extent
  101. family

    primary social group; parents and children
  102. own

    belonging to or on behalf of a specified person
  103. out

    moving or appearing to move away from a place, especially one that is enclosed or hidden
  104. leave

    go away from a place
  105. put

    cause to be in a certain state
  106. old

    having lived for a long time or attained a specific age
  107. while

    a period of indeterminate length marked by some action
  108. mean

    denote or connote
  109. on

    in a state required for something to function or be effective
  110. keep

    continue a certain state, condition, or activity
  111. student

    a learner who is enrolled in an educational institution
  112. why

    the cause or intention underlying an action or situation, especially in the phrase `the whys and wherefores'
  113. let

    actively cause something to happen
  114. great

    a person who has achieved distinction in some field
  115. same

    same in identity
  116. big

    above average in size or number or quantity
  117. group

    any number of entities (members) considered as a unit
  118. begin

    set in motion, cause to start
  119. seem

    give a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect
  120. country

    the territory occupied by a nation
  121. help

    give assistance; be of service
  122. talk

    use language
  123. turn

    move around an axis or a center
  124. problem

    a question raised for consideration or solution
  125. every

    (used of count nouns) each and all of the members of a group considered singly and without exception
  126. start

    take the first step or steps in carrying out an action
  127. hand

    the (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb
  128. might

    physical strength
  129. American

    of or relating to the United States of America or its people or language or culture
  130. show

    make visible or noticeable
  131. part

    one of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole
  132. about

    (of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct
  133. place

    a point located with respect to surface features of a region
  134. over

    beyond the top or upper surface or edge
  135. such

    of so extreme a degree or extent
  136. again

    anew
  137. few

    a small but indefinite number
  138. case

    an occurrence of something
  139. most

    quantifier meaning the greatest in number
  140. week

    any period of seven consecutive days
  141. company

    an institution created to conduct business
  142. system

    a group of independent elements comprising a unified whole
  143. each

    (used of count nouns) every one considered individually
  144. right

    free from error; especially conforming to fact or truth
  145. program

    a series of steps to be carried out
  146. hear

    perceive (sound) via the auditory sense
  147. so

    to a very great extent or degree
  148. question

    a sentence of inquiry that asks for a reply
  149. work

    activity directed toward making or doing something
  150. play

    engage in recreational activities rather than work
  151. government

    the system or form by which a community is ruled
  152. run

    move fast by using one's feet
  153. small

    limited or below average in number or quantity or magnitude
  154. number

    a concept of quantity involving zero and units
  155. off

    from a particular thing or place or position
  156. always

    at all times; all the time and on every occasion
  157. move

    change location
  158. like

    having the same or similar characteristics
  159. night

    the time after sunset and before sunrise while it is dark outside
  160. live

    have life, be alive
  161. Mr

    a form of address for a man
  162. point

    a distinguishing or individuating characteristic
  163. believe

    accept as true; take to be true
  164. hold

    have in one's hands or grip
  165. today

    on this day as distinct from yesterday or tomorrow
  166. bring

    take something or somebody with oneself somewhere
  167. happen

    come to pass
  168. next

    immediately following in time or order
  169. before

    at or in the front
  170. large

    above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude
  171. all

    to a complete degree or to the full or entire extent
  172. million

    the number that is represented as a one followed by 6 zeros
  173. must

    a necessary or essential thing
  174. home

    where you live at a particular time
  175. under

    below some quantity or limit
  176. water

    compound that occurs at room temperature as a clear liquid
  177. room

    an area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling
  178. write

    name the letters that comprise the accepted form of
  179. mother

    a woman who has given birth to a child
  180. area

    the extent of a two-dimensional surface within a boundary
  181. national

    of or relating to or belonging to a country
  182. money

    the most common medium of exchange
  183. story

    a record or narrative description of past events
  184. young

    any immature animal
  185. fact

    a piece of information about events that have occurred
  186. month

    one of the twelve divisions of the calendar year
  187. different

    unlike in nature, quality, form, or degree
  188. lot

    anything (straws or pebbles etc.) taken or chosen at random
  189. right

    free from error; especially conforming to fact or truth
  190. study

    applying the mind to learning and understanding a subject
  191. book

    an object consisting of a number of pages bound together
  192. eye

    the organ of sight
  193. job

    a specific piece of work required to be done as a duty
  194. word

    a unit of language that native speakers can identify
  195. though

    (postpositive) however
  196. business

    the principal activity in one's life to earn money
  197. issue

    some situation or event that is thought about
  198. side

    a place within a region identified relative to a center or reference location
  199. kind

    having a tender and considerate and helpful nature
  200. four

    the cardinal number that is the sum of three and one
  201. head

    the upper part of the human body or the body in animals
  202. far

    at or to or from a great distance in space
  203. black

    being of the achromatic color of maximum darkness
  204. long

    primarily spatial sense
  205. both

    (used with count nouns) two considered together; the two
  206. little

    limited or below average in number or quantity or magnitude
  207. house

    a dwelling that serves as living quarters for a family
  208. yes

    an affirmative
  209. after

    happening at a time subsequent to a reference time
  210. long

    primarily spatial sense
  211. provide

    give something useful or necessary to
  212. service

    an act of help or assistance
  213. around

    in the area or vicinity
  214. friend

    a person you know well and regard with affection and trust
  215. important

    significant in effect or meaning
  216. father

    a male parent
  217. sit

    take a seat
  218. away

    at a distance in space or time
  219. power

    possession of the qualities required to do something
  220. hour

    a period of time equal to 1/24th of a day
  221. game

    an amusement or pastime
  222. often

    many times at short intervals
  223. yet

    up to the present time
  224. line

    a length between two points
  225. political

    involving or characteristic of governing or social power
  226. end

    either extremity of something that has length
  227. ever

    at all times; all the time and on every occasion
  228. stand

    be standing; be upright
  229. bad

    having undesirable or negative qualities
  230. lose

    fail to keep or to maintain
  231. however

    in whatever way or manner
  232. member

    anything that belongs to a set or class
  233. pay

    give money, usually in exchange for goods or services
  234. law

    the collection of rules imposed by authority
  235. meet

    come together
  236. car

    a motor vehicle with four wheels
  237. city

    a large and densely populated urban area
  238. almost

    slightly short of or not quite accomplished; all but
  239. include

    have as a part; be made up out of
  240. continue

    keep or maintain in unaltered condition
  241. set

    put into a certain place or abstract location
  242. later

    happening at a time subsequent to a reference time
  243. community

    a group of people living in a particular local area
  244. much

    great in quantity or degree or extent
  245. name

    a language unit by which a person or thing is known
  246. five

    the cardinal number that is the sum of four and one
  247. once

    on one occasion
  248. white

    being of the achromatic color of maximum lightness
  249. least

    the superlative of `little' that can be used with mass nouns and is usually preceded by `the'; a quantifier meaning smallest in amount or extent or degree
  250. president

    the chief executive of a republic
  251. learn

    gain knowledge or skills
  252. real

    being or occurring in fact or actuality
  253. change

    become different in some particular way
  254. team

    a cooperative unit
  255. minute

    a unit of time equal to 60 seconds or 1/60th of an hour
  256. best

    having the most positive qualities
  257. several

    of an indefinite number more than 2 or 3 but not many
  258. idea

    the content of cognition
  259. kid

    young goat
  260. body

    an individual 3-dimensional object that has mass
  261. information

    knowledge acquired through study or experience
  262. nothing

    in no respect; to no degree
  263. ago

    gone by; or in the past
  264. right

    free from error; especially conforming to fact or truth
  265. lead

    take somebody somewhere
  266. social

    living together or enjoying life in communities
  267. understand

    know and comprehend the nature or meaning of
  268. back

    the posterior part of a human (or animal) body
  269. watch

    look attentively
  270. together

    in contact with each other or in proximity
  271. follow

    travel behind, go after, or come after
  272. around

    in the area or vicinity
  273. parent

    a father or mother
  274. only

    without any others being included or involved
  275. stop

    have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense
  276. face

    the front of the human head from the forehead to the chin
  277. create

    bring into existence
  278. public

    not private
  279. already

    prior to a specified or implied time
  280. speak

    use language
  281. read

    look at and say out loud something written or printed
  282. level

    a relative position or degree of value in a graded group
  283. allow

    make it possible for something to happen
  284. add

    join or combine or unite with others
  285. office

    place of business where professional duties are performed
  286. spend

    pass time in a specific way
  287. door

    a swinging or sliding barrier that will close the entrance to a room or building or vehicle
  288. health

    the general condition of body and mind
  289. person

    a human being
  290. art

    the creation of beautiful or significant things
  291. sure

    having or feeling no doubt or uncertainty
  292. such

    of so extreme a degree or extent
  293. war

    the waging of armed conflict against an enemy
  294. history

    a record or narrative description of past events
  295. party

    an occasion on which people gather to socialize and have fun
  296. within

    on the inside
  297. grow

    increase in size by natural process
  298. result

    something that follows as a consequence
  299. open

    affording free passage or access
  300. change

    become different in some particular way
  301. morning

    the time period between dawn and noon
  302. walk

    use one's feet to advance; advance by steps
  303. reason

    a logical motive for a belief or action
  304. low

    less than normal in degree or intensity or amount
  305. win

    a victory (as in a race or other competition)
  306. research

    a seeking for knowledge
  307. girl

    a young woman
  308. guy

    an informal term for a youth or man
  309. early

    at or near the beginning of a period of time or course of events or before the usual or expected time
  310. food

    any substance that can be metabolized by an animal
  311. before

    at or in the front
  312. moment

    an indefinitely short time
  313. air

    a mixture of gases required for breathing
  314. teacher

    a person whose occupation is instructing
  315. force

    influence that results in motion, stress, etc. when applied
  316. offer

    present for acceptance or rejection
  317. enough

    sufficient for the purpose
  318. both

    (used with count nouns) two considered together; the two
  319. education

    activities that impart knowledge or skill
  320. across

    to the opposite side
  321. remember

    recall knowledge; have a recollection
  322. foot

    the pedal extremity of vertebrates other than human beings
  323. second

    coming next after the first in position in space or time
  324. boy

    a youthful male person
  325. maybe

    by chance
  326. able

    having the necessary means or skill to do something
  327. age

    how long something has existed
  328. off

    from a particular thing or place or position
  329. policy

    a plan of action adopted by an individual or social group
  330. love

    a strong positive emotion of regard and affection
  331. process

    a particular course of action intended to achieve a result
  332. music

    an artistic form of auditory communication
  333. consider

    think about carefully; weigh
  334. appear

    come into sight or view
  335. actually

    in fact
  336. buy

    obtain by purchase
  337. probably

    with considerable certainty; without much doubt
  338. human

    a person; a hominid with a large brain and articulate speech
  339. wait

    stay in one place and anticipate or expect something
  340. serve

    devote one's life or efforts to, as of countries or ideas
  341. market

    a marketplace where groceries are sold
  342. die

    lose all bodily functions necessary to sustain life
  343. send

    cause to go somewhere
  344. expect

    regard something as probable or likely
  345. home

    where you live at a particular time
  346. sense

    the faculty through which the external world is apprehended
  347. build

    make by combining materials and parts
  348. stay

    continue in a place, position, or situation
  349. fall

    descend freely under the influence of gravity
  350. nation

    a politically organized body of people under a government
  351. plan

    a series of steps to be carried out or goals to be achieved
  352. cut

    separate with or as if with an instrument
  353. college

    an institution of higher education
  354. interest

    a sense of concern with and curiosity about something
  355. death

    the permanent end of all life functions in an organism
  356. course

    a connected series of events or actions or developments
  357. someone

    a human being
  358. experience

    the content of observation or participation in an event
  359. behind

    in or to or toward the rear
  360. reach

    move forward or upward in order to touch
  361. local

    of or belonging to or characteristic of a particular area
  362. kill

    cause to die
  363. six

    the cardinal number that is the sum of five and one
  364. remain

    continue in a place, position, or situation
  365. effect

    a phenomenon that is caused by some previous phenomenon
  366. use

    put into service
  367. yeah

    not only so, but
  368. suggest

    make a proposal; declare a plan for something
  369. class

    a collection of things sharing a common attribute
  370. control

    power to direct or determine
  371. raise

    move upwards
  372. care

    providing treatment for or attending to someone or something
  373. perhaps

    by chance
  374. little

    limited or below average in number or quantity or magnitude
  375. late

    at or toward an end or late period or stage of development
  376. hard

    resisting weight or pressure
  377. field

    extensive tract of level open land
  378. pass

    go across or through
  379. former

    the first of two or the first mentioned of two
  380. sell

    exchange or deliver for money or its equivalent
  381. major

    greater in scope or effect
  382. sometimes

    on certain occasions or in certain cases but not always
  383. require

    have need of
  384. along

    in line with a length or direction
  385. development

    a process in which something passes to a different stage
  386. report

    to give an account or representation of in words
  387. role

    the actions and activities assigned to a person or group
  388. better

    superior to another in excellence or quality or desirability
  389. economic

    of or relating to production and management of wealth
  390. effort

    use of physical or mental energy; hard work
  391. up

    spatially or metaphorically from a lower to a higher position
  392. decide

    reach, make, or come to a conclusion about something
  393. rate

    a quantity considered as a proportion of another quantity
  394. strong

    having strength or power greater than average or expected
  395. possible

    capable of happening or existing
  396. heart

    the hollow muscular organ located behind the sternum
  397. drug

    a substance that is used as a medicine or narcotic
  398. show

    make visible or noticeable
  399. leader

    a person who rules or guides or inspires others
  400. light

    electromagnetic radiation that can produce visual sensation
  401. voice

    the sound made by the vibration of vocal folds
  402. wife

    a married woman; a man's partner in marriage
  403. whole

    all of something including its component elements or parts
  404. police

    the force of policemen and officers
  405. mind

    that which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings
  406. finally

    as the end result of a succession or process
  407. pull

    apply force so as to cause motion towards the source of the motion
  408. return

    go or come back to place, condition, or activity where one has been before
  409. free

    able to act at will
  410. military

    the armed forces of a nation
  411. price

    the amount of money needed to purchase something
  412. report

    to give an account or representation of in words
  413. less

    a quantifier meaning not as great in amount or degree
  414. according

    in agreement with
  415. decision

    a position or opinion reached after consideration
  416. explain

    make plain and comprehensible
  417. son

    a male human offspring
  418. hope

    the general feeling that some desire will be fulfilled
  419. even

    being level or straight or regular and without variation
  420. develop

    progress or evolve through a process of natural growth
  421. view

    the visual percept of a region
  422. relationship

    a mutual connection between people
  423. carry

    physically move while supporting, by vehicle, hands, or body
  424. town

    an urban area with a fixed boundary that is smaller than a city
  425. road

    an open way (generally public) for travel or transportation
  426. drive

    operate or control a vehicle
  427. arm

    a human limb
  428. true

    consistent with fact or reality; not false
  429. federal

    of a government with central and regional authorities
  430. break

    destroy the integrity of
  431. better

    superior to another in excellence or quality or desirability
  432. difference

    the quality of being unlike or dissimilar
  433. thank

    express gratitude or show appreciation to
  434. receive

    get something; come into possession of
  435. value

    the quality that renders something desirable
  436. international

    concerning or belonging to two or more countries
  437. building

    the act of constructing something
  438. action

    something done (usually as opposed to something said)
  439. full

    containing as much or as many as is possible or normal
  440. model

    a representation of something, often on a smaller scale
  441. join

    cause to become joined or linked
  442. season

    one of the natural periods into which the year is divided by the equinoxes and solstices or atmospheric conditions
  443. society

    an extended group having a distinctive cultural organization
  444. tax

    charge against a citizen's person or property or activity for the support of government
  445. director

    someone who manages an organization
  446. early

    at or near the beginning of a period of time or course of events or before the usual or expected time
  447. position

    the particular part of space occupied by something
  448. player

    a person who participates in or is skilled at some game
  449. agree

    consent or assent to a condition
  450. especially

    to a distinctly greater extent or degree than is common
  451. record

    anything providing permanent evidence about past events
  452. pick

    look for and gather
  453. wear

    put clothing on one's body
  454. paper

    a material made of cellulose pulp derived mainly from wood or rags or certain grasses
  455. special

    adapted to or reserved for a particular purpose
  456. space

    the unlimited expanse in which everything is located
  457. ground

    the solid part of the earth's surface
  458. form

    a perceptual structure
  459. support

    the act of bearing the weight of or strengthening
  460. event

    something that happens at a given place and time
  461. official

    of or relating to a place of business
  462. matter

    that which has mass and occupies space
  463. center

    an area that is in the middle of some larger region
  464. couple

    two items of the same kind
  465. site

    the piece of land on which something is located
  466. end

    either extremity of something that has length
  467. project

    a planned undertaking
  468. hit

    deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument
  469. base

    lowest support of a structure
  470. activity

    any specific behavior
  471. star

    a celestial body of hot gases that radiates energy
  472. table

    furniture having a smooth flat top supported by legs
  473. need

    require or want
  474. court

    an assembly to conduct judicial business
  475. produce

    bring forth or yield
  476. eat

    take in solid food
  477. American

    of or relating to the United States of America or its people or language or culture
  478. teach

    impart skills or knowledge to
  479. oil

    a slippery or viscous liquid or liquefiable substance not miscible with water
  480. half

    one of two equal parts of a divisible whole
  481. situation

    physical position in relation to the surroundings
  482. easy

    posing no difficulty; requiring little effort
  483. cost

    be priced at
  484. industry

    the action of making of goods and services for sale
  485. figure

    the form or shape of a person's body
  486. face

    the front of the human head from the forehead to the chin
  487. street

    a thoroughfare that is lined with buildings
  488. image

    a visual representation produced on a surface
  489. phone

    electro-acoustic transducer for converting electric signals into sounds; it is held over or inserted into the ear
  490. either

    used as an intensive after a negative meaning "likewise"
  491. data

    a collection of facts from which conclusions may be drawn
  492. cover

    provide with a covering or cause to be covered
  493. quite

    to the greatest extent; completely
  494. picture

    a visual representation produced on a surface
  495. clear

    readily apparent to the mind
  496. practice

    a customary way of operation or behavior
  497. piece

    a separate part of a whole
  498. land

    the solid part of the earth's surface
  499. recent

    of the immediate past or just previous to the present time
  500. describe

    give a statement representing something
  501. product

    an artifact that has been created by someone or some process
  502. doctor

    a person who holds Ph.D. degree from an academic institution
  503. wall

    an architectural partition with a height and length greater than its thickness; used to divide or enclose an area or to support another structure
  504. patient

    enduring trying circumstances with even temper
  505. worker

    a person who works at a specific occupation
  506. news

    information about recent and important events
  507. test

    standardized procedure for measuring sensitivity or aptitude
  508. movie

    a form of entertainment that enacts a story by sound and a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement
  509. certain

    established beyond doubt or question; definitely known
  510. north

    the direction corresponding to the northward cardinal compass point
  511. love

    a strong positive emotion of regard and affection
  512. personal

    concerning an individual or his or her private life
  513. open

    affording free passage or access
  514. support

    the act of bearing the weight of or strengthening
  515. simply

    in a simple manner; without extravagance or embellishment
  516. third

    one of three equal parts of a divisible whole
  517. technology

    the practical application of science to commerce or industry
  518. catch

    take hold of so as to seize or stop the motion of
  519. step

    the act of changing location by raising the foot and setting it down
  520. baby

    a very young mammal
  521. computer

    a machine for performing calculations automatically
  522. type

    a subdivision of a particular kind of thing
  523. attention

    the act of concentrating on something
  524. draw

    cause to move by pulling
  525. film

    a series of moving pictures that tells a story
  526. Republican

    a member of the younger of two major U.S. political parties
  527. tree

    a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
  528. source

    the place where something begins
  529. red

    the chromatic color resembling the hue of blood
  530. nearly

    slightly short of or not quite accomplished; all but
  531. organization

    a methodical and orderly manner or approach
  532. choose

    pick out from a number of alternatives
  533. cause

    events that provide the generative force of something
  534. hair

    a covering for the body (or parts of it) consisting of a dense growth of threadlike structures (as on the human head); helps to prevent heat loss
  535. look

    perceive with attention; direct one's gaze towards
  536. point

    a distinguishing or individuating characteristic
  537. century

    a period of 100 years
  538. evidence

    knowledge on which to base belief
  539. window

    a framework of wood or metal that contains a glass windowpane and is built into a wall or roof to admit light or air
  540. difficult

    requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish
  541. listen

    hear with intention
  542. soon

    in the near future
  543. culture

    all the knowledge and values shared by a society
  544. billion

    one thousand million items or units in the United States
  545. chance

    an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon
  546. brother

    a male with the same parents as someone else
  547. energy

    forceful exertion
  548. period

    an amount of time
  549. course

    a connected series of events or actions or developments
  550. summer

    the warmest season of the year
  551. less

    a quantifier meaning not as great in amount or degree
  552. realize

    be fully aware or cognizant of
  553. hundred

    ten 10s
  554. available

    obtainable or accessible and ready for use or service
  555. plant

    a living organism without the power to move
  556. likely

    having a good chance of being the case or of coming about
  557. opportunity

    a possibility from a favorable combination of circumstances
  558. term

    a limited period of time during which something lasts
  559. short

    having little length or lacking in length
  560. letter

    a written message addressed to a person or organization
  561. condition

    a mode of being or form of existence of a person or thing
  562. choice

    the act of selecting
  563. place

    a point located with respect to surface features of a region
  564. single

    existing alone or consisting of one entity or part or aspect or individual
  565. rule

    prescribed guide for conduct or action
  566. daughter

    a female human offspring
  567. administration

    the act of governing or exercising authority
  568. south

    the direction corresponding to the southward cardinal compass point
  569. husband

    a male partner in a marriage
  570. Congress

    the legislature of the United States government
  571. floor

    the inside lower horizontal surface
  572. campaign

    related operations aimed at achieving a particular goal
  573. material

    the substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object
  574. population

    the people who inhabit a territory or state
  575. well

    in a good or satisfactory manner or to a high standard
  576. call

    utter a sudden loud cry
  577. economy

    the system of production and distribution and consumption
  578. medical

    relating to the study or practice of medicine
  579. hospital

    a medical institution where sick or injured people are given medical or surgical care
  580. church

    a place for public (especially Christian) worship
  581. close

    at or within a short distance in space or time
  582. thousand

    the cardinal number that is the product of 10 and 100
  583. risk

    a source of danger
  584. current

    occurring in or belonging to the present time
  585. fire

    the process of combustion of inflammable materials
  586. future

    the time yet to come
  587. wrong

    not correct; not in conformity with fact or truth
  588. involve

    contain as a part
  589. defense

    the act of guarding someone or something against attack
  590. increase

    a process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous
  591. security

    the state of being free from danger or injury
  592. bank

    financial institution that accepts deposits and lends money
  593. certainly

    definitely or positively
  594. west

    the cardinal compass point that is a 270 degrees
  595. sport

    active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
  596. board

    a stout length of sawn timber
  597. seek

    try to locate, discover, or establish the existence of
  598. subject

    some situation or event that is thought about
  599. officer

    a member of a police force
  600. private

    confined to particular persons or groups
  601. rest

    take a short break from one's activities in order to relax
  602. behavior

    the way a person acts toward other people
  603. deal

    be in charge of, act on, or dispose of
  604. performance

    the act of doing something successfully
  605. fight

    be engaged in a contest or struggle
  606. throw

    propel through the air
  607. top

    the upper part of anything
  608. quickly

    with little or no delay
  609. past

    earlier than the present time; no longer current
  610. goal

    the state of affairs that a plan is intended to achieve
  611. second

    coming next after the first in position in space or time
  612. bed

    a piece of furniture that provides a place to sleep
  613. order

    logical or comprehensible arrangement of separate elements
  614. author

    a person who writes professionally
  615. fill

    make full, also in a metaphorical sense
  616. represent

    be a delegate or spokesperson for
  617. focus

    the concentration of attention or energy on something
  618. foreign

    not deriving from the essential nature of something
  619. drop

    let fall to the ground
  620. plan

    a series of steps to be carried out or goals to be achieved
  621. blood

    the fluid that is pumped through the body by the heart
  622. agency

    the state of being in action or exerting power
  623. push

    move with force, "He pushed the table into a corner"
  624. nature

    the physical world including plants and animals
  625. color

    a visual attribute of things from the light they emit
  626. no

    quantifier
  627. recently

    in the recent past
  628. store

    a mercantile establishment for the sale of goods or services
  629. reduce

    make smaller
  630. sound

    mechanical vibrations transmitted by an elastic medium
  631. note

    a brief written record
  632. fine

    free from impurities
  633. before

    at or in the front
  634. near

    near in time or place or relationship
  635. movement

    change of position that does not entail a change of location
  636. page

    one side of one leaf of a book or other document
  637. enter

    to come or go into
  638. share

    assets belonging to an individual person or group
  639. common

    having no special distinction or quality
  640. poor

    having little money or few possessions
  641. other

    not the same one or ones already mentioned or implied
  642. natural

    relating to or concerning the physical world
  643. race

    a contest of speed
  644. concern

    something that interests you because it is important
  645. series

    similar things placed in order or one after another
  646. significant

    rich in implication
  647. similar

    having the same or nearly the same characteristics
  648. hot

    having a high or higher than desirable temperature
  649. language

    a means of communicating by the use of sounds or symbols
  650. each

    (used of count nouns) every one considered individually
  651. usually

    under normal conditions
  652. response

    the speech act of continuing a conversational exchange
  653. dead

    no longer having or seeming to have or expecting to have life
  654. rise

    move upward
  655. animal

    a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
  656. factor

    anything that contributes causally to a result
  657. decade

    a period of 10 years
  658. article

    one of a class of artifacts
  659. shoot

    fire a shot
  660. east

    the cardinal compass point that is at 90 degrees
  661. save

    bring into safety
  662. seven

    the cardinal number that is the sum of six and one
  663. artist

    person whose creative work shows sensitivity and imagination
  664. away

    at a distance in space or time
  665. scene

    the place where some action occurs
  666. stock

    a supply of something available for future use
  667. career

    the particular occupation for which you are trained
  668. despite

    contemptuous disregard
  669. central

    in or near an inner area
  670. eight

    the cardinal number that is the sum of seven and one
  671. thus

    from that fact or reason or as a result
  672. treatment

    the management of someone or something
  673. beyond

    farther along in space or time or degree
  674. happy

    marked by good fortune
  675. exactly

    indicating preciseness
  676. protect

    shield from danger, injury, destruction, or damage
  677. approach

    move towards
  678. lie

    be prostrate; be in a horizontal position
  679. size

    the physical magnitude of something (how big it is)
  680. dog

    a canine domesticated by man since prehistoric times
  681. fund

    a reserve of money set aside for some purpose
  682. serious

    of great consequence
  683. occur

    come to pass
  684. ready

    completely prepared or in condition for immediate action or use or progress
  685. sign

    a visible clue that something has happened or is present
  686. thought

    the content of cognition
  687. list

    a database containing an ordered array of items
  688. individual

    being or characteristic of a single thing or person
  689. simple

    having few parts; not complex or complicated or involved
  690. quality

    an essential and distinguishing attribute of something
  691. pressure

    the exertion of force to a surface
  692. accept

    receive willingly something given or offered
  693. answer

    a statement made to reply to a question or criticism
  694. hard

    resisting weight or pressure
  695. resource

    aid or support that may be drawn upon when needed
  696. identify

    recognize as being
  697. left

    being or located on or directed toward the side of the body to the west when facing north
  698. meeting

    the social act of assembling for some common purpose
  699. determine

    find out or learn with certainty, as by making an inquiry
  700. prepare

    make ready or suitable or equip in advance
  701. disease

    an impairment of health
  702. whatever

    one or some or every or all without specification
  703. success

    an event that accomplishes its intended purpose
  704. argue

    have a disagreement about something
  705. cup

    a small open container usually used for drinking
  706. particularly

    to a distinctly greater extent or degree than is common
  707. amount

    how much there is of something that you can quantify
  708. ability

    the quality of having the means or skills to do something
  709. staff

    a strong rod or stick with a specialized utilitarian purpose
  710. recognize

    perceive to be something or something you can identify
  711. indicate

    designate a place, direction, person, or thing
  712. character

    a property that defines the individual nature of something
  713. growth

    changing gradually from a simple to a more complex level
  714. loss

    the act of losing someone or something
  715. degree

    a specific identifiable position in a continuum or series
  716. wonder

    the feeling aroused by something strange and surprising
  717. attack

    an offensive against an enemy
  718. region

    the extended spatial location of something
  719. television

    an electronic device that receives television signals and displays them on a screen
  720. box

    a (usually rectangular) container; may have a lid
  721. TV

    broadcasting visual images of stationary or moving objects
  722. training

    activity leading to skilled behavior
  723. pretty

    pleasing by delicacy or grace; not imposing
  724. trade

    the commercial exchange of goods and services
  725. deal

    be in charge of, act on, or dispose of
  726. election

    vote to select the winner of a position or political office
  727. physical

    involving the body as distinguished from the mind or spirit
  728. lay

    put into a certain place or abstract location
  729. general

    applying to all or most members of a category or group
  730. feeling

    a physical sensation that you experience
  731. standard

    a basis for comparison
  732. bill

    an itemized statement of money owed for goods or services
  733. message

    a communication that is written or spoken or signaled
  734. fail

    be unable
  735. outside

    the region that is outside of something
  736. arrive

    reach a destination
  737. analysis

    abstract separation of a whole into its constituent parts
  738. benefit

    something that aids or promotes well-being
  739. name

    a language unit by which a person or thing is known
  740. sex

    one of two categories into which most organisms are divided
  741. forward

    at or to or toward the front
  742. lawyer

    a professional person authorized for legal practice
  743. present

    temporal sense
  744. section

    one of several parts or pieces that fit with others
  745. environmental

    of or relating to the external conditions or surroundings
  746. glass

    a brittle transparent solid with irregular atomic structure
  747. answer

    a statement made to reply to a question or criticism
  748. skill

    an ability that has been acquired by training
  749. sister

    a female person who has the same parents as another person
  750. PM

    an examination and dissection of a dead body to determine cause of death or the changes produced by disease
  751. professor

    a member of the faculty at a college or university
  752. operation

    process or manner of functioning
  753. financial

    involving fiscal matters
  754. crime

    an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act
  755. stage

    any distinct time period in a sequence of events
  756. ok

    being satisfactory or in satisfactory condition
  757. compare

    examine and note the similarities or differences of
  758. authority

    the power or right to give orders or make decisions
  759. miss

    fail to perceive or to catch with the senses or the mind
  760. design

    the act of working out the form of something
  761. sort

    a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality
  762. one

    smallest whole number or a numeral representing this number
  763. act

    behave in a certain manner
  764. ten

    the cardinal number that is the sum of nine and one
  765. knowledge

    the result of perception, learning, and reasoning
  766. gun

    a weapon that discharges a missile at high velocity
  767. station

    a facility equipped with special equipment and personnel
  768. blue

    of the color intermediate between green and violet
  769. state

    the way something is with respect to its main attributes
  770. strategy

    an elaborate and systematic plan of action
  771. little

    limited or below average in number or quantity or magnitude
  772. clearly

    without doubt or question
  773. discuss

    to consider or examine in speech or writing
  774. indeed

    in truth (often tends to intensify)
  775. force

    influence that results in motion, stress, etc. when applied
  776. truth

    a factual statement
  777. song

    a short musical composition with words
  778. example

    an item of information that is typical of a class or group
  779. democratic

    based upon the principles of social equality
  780. check

    examine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition
  781. environment

    the totality of surrounding conditions
  782. leg

    a human limb
  783. dark

    devoid of or deficient in light or brightness
  784. public

    not private
  785. various

    having great diversity or variety
  786. rather

    more readily or willingly
  787. laugh

    produce laughter
  788. guess

    expect, believe, or suppose
  789. executive

    a person responsible for the administration of a business
  790. set

    put into a certain place or abstract location
  791. study

    applying the mind to learning and understanding a subject
  792. prove

    establish the validity of something
  793. hang

    cause to be hanging or suspended
  794. entire

    constituting the full quantity or extent; complete
  795. rock

    material consisting of the aggregate of minerals
  796. design

    the act of working out the form of something
  797. enough

    sufficient for the purpose
  798. forget

    dismiss from the mind; stop remembering
  799. claim

    assert or affirm strongly
  800. note

    a brief written record
  801. remove

    take something away as by lifting, pushing, or taking off
  802. manager

    someone who controls resources and expenditures
  803. help

    give assistance; be of service
  804. close

    at or within a short distance in space or time
  805. sound

    mechanical vibrations transmitted by an elastic medium
  806. enjoy

    derive or receive pleasure from
  807. network

    an open fabric woven together at regular intervals
  808. legal

    established by or founded upon law or official rules
  809. religious

    having or showing belief in and reverence for a deity
  810. cold

    having a low or inadequate temperature
  811. form

    a perceptual structure
  812. final

    an exam administered at the end of an academic term
  813. main

    most important element
  814. science

    ability to produce solutions in some problem domain
  815. green

    of the color between blue and yellow in the color spectrum
  816. memory

    the cognitive process whereby past experience is remembered
  817. card

    thin cardboard, usually rectangular
  818. above

    in or to a place that is higher
  819. seat

    any support where you can sit
  820. cell

    the basic structural and functional unit of all organisms
  821. establish

    set up or found
  822. nice

    pleasant or pleasing or agreeable in nature or appearance
  823. trial

    the act of testing something
  824. expert

    a person with special knowledge who performs skillfully
  825. spring

    move forward by leaps and bounds
  826. firm

    not soft or yielding to pressure
  827. Democrat

    a member of the older of two major U.S. political parties
  828. radio

    medium for communication
  829. visit

    the act of going to see some person or place or thing for a short time
  830. management

    the act of controlling something
  831. care

    providing treatment for or attending to someone or something
  832. avoid

    stay away from
  833. imagine

    expect, believe, or suppose
  834. tonight

    during the night of the present day
  835. huge

    unusually great in amount or degree or extent or scope
  836. ball

    an object with a spherical shape
  837. no

    quantifier
  838. close

    at or within a short distance in space or time
  839. finish

    come or bring to an end
  840. talk

    use language
  841. theory

    a belief that can guide behavior
  842. impact

    the striking of one body against another
  843. respond

    show a reaction to something
  844. statement

    the act of affirming or asserting something
  845. maintain

    keep in a certain state, position, or activity
  846. charge

    assign a duty, responsibility or obligation to
  847. popular

    regarded with great favor or approval by the general public
  848. traditional

    consisting of or derived from a practice of long standing
  849. reveal

    make visible
  850. direction

    a line leading to a place or point
  851. weapon

    any instrument used in fighting or hunting
  852. employee

    a worker who is hired to perform a job
  853. cultural

    relating to the shared knowledge and values of a society
  854. contain

    hold or have within
  855. peace

    the state prevailing during the absence of war
  856. head

    the upper part of the human body or the body in animals
  857. control

    power to direct or determine
  858. base

    lowest support of a structure
  859. pain

    a somatic sensation of acute discomfort
  860. apply

    employ for a particular purpose
  861. play

    engage in recreational activities rather than work
  862. measure

    determine the dimensions of something or somebody
  863. wide

    having great extent from one side to the other
  864. shake

    move or cause to move back and forth
  865. fly

    travel through the air; be airborne
  866. interview

    the questioning of a person, often conducted by journalists
  867. manage

    be in charge of, act on, or dispose of
  868. chair

    a seat for one person, with a support for the back
  869. fish

    any of various mostly cold-blooded aquatic vertebrates
  870. particular

    unique or specific to a person or thing or category
  871. camera

    equipment for taking photographs
  872. structure

    a complex entity made of many parts
  873. politics

    the activities involved in managing a state or a government
  874. perform

    get done
  875. bit

    a small piece or quantity of something
  876. weight

    the vertical force exerted by a mass as a result of gravity
  877. suddenly

    happening unexpectedly
  878. discover

    determine the existence, presence, or fact of
  879. candidate

    someone who is considered for something
  880. top

    the upper part of anything
  881. production

    the act or process of making something
  882. treat

    subject to a process with the aim of readying for a purpose
  883. trip

    miss a step and fall or nearly fall
  884. evening

    the latter part of the day
  885. affect

    have an influence upon
  886. inside

    relating to or being on the side closer to the center or within a defined space
  887. conference

    a prearranged meeting for consultation or discussion
  888. unit

    a single undivided whole
  889. best

    having the most positive qualities
  890. style

    how something is done or how it happens
  891. adult

    a fully developed person from maturity onward
  892. worry

    a strong feeling of anxiety
  893. range

    a variety of different things or activities
  894. mention

    make reference to
  895. rather

    more readily or willingly
  896. far

    at or to or from a great distance in space
  897. deep

    having great spatial extension downward or inward
  898. past

    earlier than the present time; no longer current
  899. edge

    a line determining the limits of an area
  900. individual

    being or characteristic of a single thing or person
  901. specific

    stated explicitly or in detail
  902. writer

    a person who is able to write and has written something
  903. trouble

    a source of difficulty
  904. necessary

    absolutely essential
  905. throughout

    from first to last
  906. challenge

    a call to engage in a contest or fight
  907. fear

    an emotion in anticipation of some specific pain or danger
  908. shoulder

    a ball-and-socket joint between the head of the humerus and a cavity of the scapula
  909. institution

    a custom that has been an important feature of some group
  910. middle

    an area that is approximately central within some larger region
  911. sea

    a large body of salt water partially enclosed by land
  912. dream

    a series of images and emotions occurring during sleep
  913. bar

    a rigid piece of metal or wood
  914. beautiful

    pleasing to the senses
  915. property

    something owned
  916. instead

    in place of, or as an alternative to
  917. improve

    to make better
  918. stuff

    the tangible substance that goes into a physical object
Created on April 27, 2012
(updated April 27, 2012)