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"Dictionary of Difficult Words:

 

5000 English Words"

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[Series Name: 'English Word Power' | Book No.: 20]

 

 

5000 Difficult Words in English

 

Letter A -- 275 Difficult English Words 
Letter B -- 242 Difficult English Words 
Letter C -- 438 Difficult English Words 
Letter D -- 321 Difficult English Words 
Letter E -- 238 Difficult English Words 
Letter F -- 233 Difficult English Words 
Letter G -- 171 Difficult English Words 
Letter H -- 149 Difficult English Words 
Letter I -- 266 Difficult English Words 
Letter J -- 51 Difficult English Words 
Letter K -- 19 Difficult English Words 
Letter L -- 132 Difficult English Words 
Letter M -- 175 Difficult English Words 
Letter N -- 66 Difficult English Words 
Letter O -- 109 Difficult English Words 
Letter P -- 393 Difficult English Words 
Letter Q -- 22 Difficult English Words 
Letter R -- 303 Difficult English Words 
Letter S -- 787 Difficult English Words 
Letter T -- 205 Difficult English Words 
Letter U -- 172 Difficult English Words 
Letter V -- 98 Difficult English Words 
Letter W -- 112 Difficult English Words 
Letter XYZ -- 23 Difficult English Words 
TOTAL -- 5000 DIFFICULT ENGLISH WORDS

SYMBOLS USED IN THIS DICTIONARY 
adj. -- adjective // adv. -- adverb // n. -- noun // prep. -- preposition // pron. -- pronoun // v. -- verb // sb -- somebody // sth -- something  

 

 

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Difficult English Words -- A

 

0001 -- abandon (v.) -- to discard; to dump; to leave sb/sth permanently || related word: abandoned (adj.), abandonment (n.)

0002 -- abase (v.) -- to do sth that makes people have less respect for you; to degrade || related word: abasement (n.)

0003 -- abashed (adj.) -- ashamed in a social situation; embarrassed

0004 -- abate (v.) -- to become very weak; to fade away; to subside || related word: abatement (n.)

0005 -- abdicate (v.) -- to step down from the position of being king; to renounce || related word: abdication (n.)

0006 -- aberrant (adj.) -- abnormal, unsocial or weird; nonstandard || related word: aberration (n.)

0007 -- abet (v.) -- to assist or support sb in doing sth illegal, immoral, etc; to encourage

0008 -- abhor (v.) -- to extremely hate or dislike sb/sth for ethical reasons; to detest || related words: abhorrent (adj.), abhorrence (n.)

0009 -- abide (v.) -- to reside somewhere | can’t abide -- to not stand for sb/sth

0010 -- abiding (adj.) -- (of feelings, ideas, etc.) long lasting

0011 -- abject (adj.) -- having no hope or self-esteem; miserable || related word: abjectly (adv.)

0012 -- abjure (v.) -- to give up a belief or idea publicly; to renounce

0013 -- ablaze (adj.) -- on fire; afire

0014 -- ablutions (n.) -- action of cleaning or washing yourself

0015 -- abnegate (v.) -- to reject sth that you like; to renounce || related word: abnegation (n.)

0016 -- abode (n.) -- a house where you live; residence

0017 -- abolish (v.) -- to get rid of law, rule, etc. officially; to eliminate || related words: abolition (n.), abolitionist (n.)

0018 -- abominate (v.) -- to hate || related words: abominable (adj.), abomination (n.)

0019 -- aboriginal (adj.) -- primitive

0020 -- abortive (adj.) -- unsuccessful

0021 -- abound (v.) -- to be plentiful

0022 -- about-turn (n.) -- reversal of a plan, etc.

0023 -- above board (adj./adv.) -- honest; genuine

0024 -- abrasion (n.) -- cut or scratch

0025 -- abrasive (adj.) -- rough | rude || related words: abrasively (adv.), abrasiveness (n.)

0026 -- abreast (adv.) -- side by side

0027 -- abridge (v.) -- to shorten || related words: abridged (adj.), abridgement (n.)

0028 -- abrogate (v.) -- to cancel a law || related word: abrogation (n.)

0029 -- abrupt (adj.) -- sudden || related words: abruptly (adv.), abruptness (n.)

0030 -- abscond (v.) -- to run away; to escape

0031 -- abseil (v.) -- to descend a steep cliff

0032 -- absolution (n.) -- forgiveness

0033 -- absolutism (n.) -- rule by dictator; autocracy || related word: absolutist (adj./n.)

0034 -- absolve (v.) -- to forgive

0035 -- abstain (v.) -- to give up or stay away from sth bad, illegal or immoral | to decide not to cast your vote in election | related words: abstainer (n.), abstention (n.)

0036 -- abstemious (adj.) -- self-disciplined

0037 -- abstinence (n.) -- restraint from eating or drinking because of ethical reasons | related word: abstinent (adj.)

0038 -- abstracted (adj.) -- absentminded || related word: abstractedly (adv.)

0039 -- abstruse (adj.) -- that cannot be understood easily; obscure

0040 -- abundant (adj.) -- plentiful || related word: abundantly (adv.)

0041 -- abut (v.) -- to be next to sth; to adjoin

0042 -- abysmal (adj.) -- extremely bad || related word: abysmally (adv.)

0042 -- abyss (n.) -- deep hole

0044 -- accede (v.) -- to give approval to a plan, request, etc.

0045 -- accentuate (v.) -- to emphasize || related word: accentuation (n.)

0046 -- accession (n.) -- state of becoming a ruler

0047 -- acclaim (v.) -- to praise enthusiastically || related word: acclamation (n.)

0048 -- acclimatize (acclimate) (v.) -- to get used to new climate, situation, etc. || related word: acclimatization (acclimation) (n.)

0049 -- accolade (n.) -- honor for a marvelous achievement

0050 -- accommodate (v.) -- to give a place to stay | to adjust | to oblige or help || related words: accommodating (adj.), accommodation (n.)

0051 -- accord (n./v.) -- agreement | to agree

0052 -- accost (v.) -- to come close and talk to sb

0053 -- accouter (accouter) (v.) -- to put on special clothes, equipments, etc. | related word: accoutrements (n.)

0054 -- accredit (v.) -- to officially recognize sb/sth || related words: accredited (adj.), accreditation (n.)

0055 -- accretion (n.) -- addition of a layer

0056 -- accrue (v.) -- to mount up; to accumulate || related word: accrual (n.)

0057 -- acculturate (v.) -- to adjust yourself in different culture || related word: acculturation (n.)

0058 -- acerbic (adj.) -- bitter in speech || related word: acerbity (n.)

0059 -- Achilles heel (n.) -- weak point in character

0060 -- acme (n.) -- highest point in development; peak

0061 -- acolyte (n.) -- helper of a leader

0062 -- acoustic (adj.) -- designed to make natural sound | connected with sound || related words: acoustically (adv.), acoustician (n.), acoustics (n.)

0063 -- acquiesce (v.) -- to agree without arguing || related words: acquiescent (adj.), acquiescence (n.)

0064 -- acrid (adj.) -- bitter

0065 -- acrimony (n.) -- bitterness or hostility || related words: acrimonious (adj.), acrimoniously (adv.)

0066 -- acrobat (n.) -- circus performer || related words: acrobatic (adj.), acrobatically (adv.), acrobatics (n.)

0067 -- acronym (n.) -- short form

0068 -- acuity (n.) -- the ability to hear, see or think in a clear way

0069 -- acumen (n.) -- intelligence

0070 -- ad hominem (adj./adv.) -- (of criticism, etc.) connected with sb’s character

0071 -- ad infinitum (adv.) -- infinitely

0072 -- ad nauseam (adv.) -- without limit; repeatedly

0073 -- adamant (adj.) -- obstinate || related word: adamantly (adv.)

0074 -- adamantine (adj.) -- unbreakable

0075 -- addendum (n.) -- extra section in a book; appendix

0076 -- addle (v.) -- to confuse || related word: addled (adj.)

0077 -- adduce (v.) -- to cite sth

0078 -- adhere (v.) -- to stick fast to sth | to follow a particular set of rules || related word: adherence (n.)

0079 -- adherent (n.) -- supporter

0080 -- adhesive (adj./n.) -- sticky | glue || related word: adhesion (n.)

0081 -- adieu (exclamation) -- goodbye

0082 -- adjure (v.) -- to seriously request or urge sb to do something

0083 -- adlib (v.) -- to speak without preparation

0084 -- admonish (v.) -- to speak harshly to sb; to warn || related words: admonitory (adj.), admonition (n.)

0085 -- adore (v.) -- to admire or love || related words: adorable (adj.), adoring (adj.), adoringly (adv.), adorably (adv.), adoration (n.)

0086 -- adorn (v.) -- to decorate || related word: adornment (n.)

0087 -- adrift (adj.) -- floating | without aim

0088 -- adroit (adj.) -- skillful || related words: adroitly (adv.), adroitness (n.)

0089 -- adumbrate (v.) -- to summarize

0090 -- advent (n.) -- arrival of an important person or event

0091 -- adventitious (adj.) -- unplanned

0092 -- aesthete (n.) -- admirer of art and beauty || related words: aesthetic (adj./n.), aesthetically (adv.), aesthetics (n.), aestheticism (n.)

0093 -- affable (adj.) -- friendly || related words: affably (adv.), affability (n.)

0094 -- affinity (n.) -- attraction or resemblance

0095 -- afflict (v.) -- to create trouble for sb || related word: affliction (n.)

0096 -- affluent (adj.) -- wealthy || related word: affluence (n.)

0097 -- affray (n.) -- fight

0098 -- affront (n./v.) -- insulting remark | to offend

0099 -- aficionado (n.) -- enthusiast

0100 -- aflame (adj.) -- on fire | enthusiastic

0101 -- agglomerate (adj./n./v.) -- formed into mass | collection | to collect and form a group || related word: agglomeration (n.)

0102 -- aggrandizement (n.) -- increase in the power of country or state

0103 -- aggravate (v.) -- to make sth worse || related words: aggravated (adj.), aggravating (adj.), aggravation (n.)

0104 -- aggrieved (adj.) -- angry or hurt

0105 -- aggro (n.) -- violent

0106 -- aghast (adj.) -- shocked

0107 -- agile (adj.) -- swift || related word: agility (n.)

0108 -- agog (adj.) -- excited

0109 -- agonize (v.) -- to worry a lot || related words: agonized (adj.), agonizing (adj.), agonizingly (adv.)

0110 -- agony (n.) -- pain

0111 -- agrarian (adj.) -- related to farming

0112 -- aground (adv.) -- ashore

0113 -- ail (v.) -- to create problems | to make sb ill

0114 -- airy-fairy (adj.) -- idealistic

0115 -- ajar (adj.) -- slightly open

0116 -- al fresco (adj./adv.) -- outdoors

0117 -- alacrity (n.) -- quickness

0118 -- albatross (n.) -- something that creates difficulty and hinders progress

0119 -- alchemy (n.) -- mysterious power

0120 -- alien (adj.) -- foreign | hostile

0121 -- alienate (v.) -- to lose your support with sb || related word: alienation (n.)

0122 -- alight (adj./v.) -- on fire | to get down from the bus, etc.

0123 -- allay (v.) -- to reduce the intensity of feelings, emotions, etc.

0124 -- allegiance (n.) -- loyalty

0125 -- alleviate (v.) -- to reduce the intensity of sth bad || related word: alleviation (n.)

0126 -- allure (n.) -- attraction | related words: alluring (adj.), alluringly (adv.)

0127 -- allusion (n.) -- indirect reference || related word: allusive (adj.)

0128 -- alluvial (adj.) -- made of sand || related word: alluvium (n.)

0129 -- aloft (adv.) -- in the air

0130 -- also-ran (n.) -- unsuccessful person

0131 -- altercation (n.) -- quarrel

0132 -- altruism (n.) -- selflessness || related word: altruistic (adv.)

0133 -- ambidextrous (adj.) -- able to use both hands

0134 -- ambience (n.) -- surroundings || related word: ambient (adj.)

0135 -- ambivalence (n.) -- state of two minds || related words: ambivalent (adj.), ambivalently (adv.)

0136 -- amble (v.) -- to walk slowly

0137 -- ambrosia (n.) -- delicious thing to eat

0138 -- ambulatory (adj.) -- connected with walking; mobile

0139 -- amenable (adj.) -- agreeable or controllable

0140 -- amicable (adj.) -- pleasant and friendly || related word: amicably (adv.)

0141 -- amiss (adj./adv.) -- wrong

0142 -- amity (n.) -- peace and friendship

0143 -- amnesia (n.) -- loss of memory || related word: amnesiac (n.)

0144 -- amorous (adj.) -- expressing feeling of love passionately || related word: amorously (adv.)

0145 -- amorphous (adj.) -- formless

0146 -- amplify (v.) -- to make stronger || related word: amplification (n.)

0147 -- anachronism (n.) -- old-fashioned person or thing || related word: anachronistic (adj.)

0148 -- analgesia (n.) -- loss of pain || related word: analgesic (adj./n.)

0149 -- analogy (n.) -- a comparison that shows similarities between two things

0150 -- anathema (n.) -- sth that you detest

0151 -- anecdote (n.) -- a short and real story or event

0152 -- angst (n.) -- anxiety

0153 -- anguish (n.) -- suffering || related word: anguished (adj.)

0154 -- animated (adj.) -- energetic || related word: animatedly (adv.)

0155 -- animism (n.) -- belief that natural objects possess soul || related words: animistic (adj.), animist (n.)

0156 -- animosity (n.) -- enmity

0157 -- animus (n.) -- hatred

0158 -- annals (n.) -- historical records

0159 -- annex (v.) -- to forcefully take over another country || related word: annexation (n.)

0160 -- annihilate (v.) -- to destroy completely || related word: annihilation (n.)

0161 -- annotate (v.) -- to add notes to explain sth || related words: annotated (adj.), annotation (n.)

0162 -- annul (v.) -- to cancel sth officially || related word: annulment (n.)

0163 -- anodyne (adj.) -- bland

0164 -- anoint (v.) -- to smear

0165 -- anomalous (adj.) -- abnormal or irregular || related words: anomalously (adv.), anomaly (n.)

0166 -- anomie (n.) -- unsocial or immoral behaviour

0167 -- anorexia (n.) -- fear of being fat || related word: anorexic (adj./n.)

0168 -- antagonize (v.) -- to irritate or annoy sb | to make sb no longer friendly with you || related words: antagonistic (adj.), antagonistically (adv.), antagonist (n.), antagonism (n.)

0169 -- antecedent (adj./n.) -- previous | predecessor

0170 -- antediluvian (adj.) -- primitive

0171 -- anthology (n.) -- compilation of stories, poems, etc. from different sources

0172 -- antipathy (n.) -- hostility || related word: antipathetic (adj.)

0173 -- antiquated (adj.) -- old-fashioned

0174 -- antiquity (n.) -- an object, a work of art, etc. from the ancient past

0175 -- antithesis (n.) -- exact opposite || related word: antithetical (adj.)

0176 -- apathy (n.) -- lack of interest || related words: apathetic (adj.), apathetically (adv.)

0177 -- aphorism (n.) -- a short phrase that expresses sth sensible || related word: aphoristic (adj.)

0178 -- aplomb (n.) -- self-confidence

0179 -- apnea (apnoea) (n.) -- loss of breath

0180 -- apocalypse (n.) -- disaster || related word: apocalyptic (adj.)

0181 -- apocryphal (adj.) -- mythical

0182 -- apoplexy (n.) -- loss of feeling

0183 -- apostate (n.) -- sb who has changed their religious beliefs

0184 -- apostle (n.) -- follower

0185 -- appalled (adj.) -- shocked || related words: appalling (adj.), appallingly (adv.)

0186 -- apparent (adj.) -- obvious

0187 -- apparition (n.) -- spirit

0188 -- appease (v.) -- to calm down sb by accepting their demands || related word: appeasement (n.)

0189 -- append (v.) -- to add || related word: appendage (n.)

0190 -- appetizing (adj.) -- mouth-watering

0191 -- applaud (v.) -- to clap in order to praise sb; to praise | related word: applause (n.)

0192 -- appliqué (n.) -- needlework || related word: appliquéd (adj.)

0193 -- apportion (v.) -- to divide || related word: apportionment (n.)

0194 -- apposite (adj.) -- appropriate

0195 -- appraise (v.) -- to evaluate || related words: appraisal (n.), appraiser (n.)

0196 -- appreciable (adj.) -- noticeable || related word: appreciably (adv.)

0197 -- appurtenance (n.) -- small part of sth

0198 -- apropos (prep.) -- concerning

0199 -- aquifer (n.) -- layer of rock

0200 -- arable (adj.) -- related to growing crops

0201 -- arbiter (n.) -- a judge who is authorized to settle a dispute

0202 -- arbitrary (adj.) -- illogical || related words: arbitrarily (adv.), arbitrariness (n.)

0203 -- arbitrate (v.) -- to officially settle a dispute between two parties || related word: arbitration (n.)

0204 -- arboreal (adj.) -- connected with trees

0205 -- arcane (adj.) -- mysterious

0206 -- archetype (n.) -- a typical example

0207 -- ardent (adj.) -- enthusiastic || related word: ardently (adv.)

0208 -- ardor (ardour) (n.) -- passion

0209 -- arduous (adj.) -- difficult || related word: arduously (adv.)

0210 -- argot (n.) -- jargon

0211 -- arid (adj.) -- dry | ordinary || related word: aridity (n.)

0212 -- Armageddon (n.) -- an extremely terrible war

0213 -- armistice (n.) -- ceasefire

0214 -- arm-twisting (n.) -- persuasion by force

0215 -- arouse (v.) -- to wake | to stimulate || related word: arousal (n.)

0216 -- arraign (v.) -- to charge sb for a crime || related word: arraignment (n.)

0217 -- arrant (adj.) -- (of sth bad) absolute or complete

0218 -- arrogant (adj.) -- very proud || related word: arrogantly (adv.)

0219 -- artifact (artefact) (n.) -- historical object

0220 -- ascend (v.) -- to rise

0221 -- ascendancy (n.) -- dominance or supremacy || related words: ascendant (n.), ascension (n.)

0222 -- ascetic (adj./n.) -- self-disciplined | monk || related word: asceticism (n.)

0223 -- ascribe (v.) -- to assign or attribute || related words: ascribable (adj.), ascription (n.)

0224 -- ashen (adj.) -- pale

0225 -- asinine (adj.) -- foolish

0226 -- askew (adj./adv.) -- bent

0227 -- aslant (adv.) -- at an angle

0228 -- asperity (n.) -- harshness || related word: aspersions (n.)

0229 -- aspire (v.) -- to aim big

0230 -- assail (v.) -- to attack

0231 -- assault (n./v.) -- violent attack | to attack violently

0232 -- assent (n./v.) -- agreement | to agree

0233 -- assertive (adj.) -- self-confident || related words: assertively (adv.), assertiveness (n.)

0234 -- assiduous (adj.) -- hard-working || related words: assiduously (adv.), assiduity (n.)

0235 -- assign (v.) -- to allocate

0236 -- assimilate (v.) -- to incorporate || related word: assimilation (n.)

0237 -- assuage (v.) -- to lessen painful feeling

0238 -- astonish (v.) -- to extremely surprise sb

0239 -- astound (v.) -- to shock or surprise sb too much || related words: astounded (adj.), astounding (adj.), astoundingly (adv.)

0240 -- astride (adv./prep.) -- with a leg on each side of sth

0241 -- astringent (adj.) -- harsh || related word: astringency (n.)

0242 -- astronomical (adj.) -- excessive || related word: astronomically (adv.)

0243 -- astute (adj.) -- shrewd || related words: astutely (adv.), astuteness (n.)

0244 -- asunder (adv.) -- not together

0245 -- atavistic (adj.) -- connected with primitive humans

0246 -- ataxia (n.) -- loss of body movement || related word: ataxic (adj.)

0247 -- atone (v.) -- to apologize || related word: atonement (n.)

0248 -- atrocity (n.) -- dreadful act; evil || related words: atrociously (adv.), atrociousness (n.)

0249 -- attenuate (v.) -- to make sth almost ineffective || related words: attenuated (adj.), attenuation (n.)

0250 -- attire (n.) -- clothes || related word: attired (adj.)

0251 -- attuned (adj.) -- completely familiar with sth

0252 -- audacity (n.) -- boldness || related words: audacious (adj.), audaciously (adv.)

0253 -- auditory (adj.) -- related to hearing

0254 -- augment (v.) -- to increase || related word: augmentation (n.)

0255 -- augur (v.) -- to foretell || related word: augury (n.)

0256 -- aura (n.) -- noticeable quality of surrounding areas

0257 -- aural (adj.) -- related to hearing and listening || related word: aurally (adv.)

0258 -- austere (adj.) -- simple and serious || related words: austerely (adv.), austerity (n.)

0259 -- autism (n.) -- loss of relationship || related word: autistic (adj.)

0260 -- automation (n.) -- mechanization

0261 -- avarice (n.) -- greed || related word: avaricious (adj.)

0262 -- avenue (n.) -- path

0263 -- aver (v.) -- to firmly express a truth

0264 -- averse (adj.) -- not liking sth || related word: aversion (n.)

0265 -- avert (v.) -- to prevent or foil

0266 -- avid (adj.) -- enthusiastic || related words: avidly (adv.), avidity (n.)

0267 -- avow (v.) -- to say sth openly; to affirm || related words: avowed (adj.), avowedly (adv.), avowal (n.)

0268 -- awash (adj.) -- covered with water

0269 -- awe (n./v.) -- admiration and wonder | to respect

0270 -- awe-inspiring (adj.) -- splendid

0271 -- awesome (adj.) -- amazing || related word: awesomely (adv.)

0272 -- awestruck (adj.) -- fascinated

0273 -- awful (adj./adv.) -- too bad | extremely || related word: awfulness (n.)

0274 -- awry (adj./adv.) -- wrong

0275 -- axiom (n.) -- a principle that is believed to be true || related word: axiomatic (adj.)

 

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