Thursday, December 02, 2010

DECEMBER - High frequency words

1. Nuance - A subtle or slight degree of difference, as in meaning, feeling, or tone; a gradation; expression or appreciation of subtle shades of meaning, feeling, or tone; slight difference; shading; slight variation between nearly identical entities
2. Cognizant - Fully informed; conscious
3. Slipshod - Marked by carelessness; sloppy or slovenly; slovenly in appearance; shabby or seedy; indifferent to correctness, accuracy, or neatness; careless; not well done
4. Sop - To dip, soak, or drench in a liquid; saturate; piece of solid food for dipping in a liquid; a concession given to mollify or placate; give a conciliatory gift or bribe to; be or become thoroughly soaked or saturated with a liquid; mop so as to leave a semi-dry surface, of floors; something yielded to placate or soothe
5. Burgeon - To put forth new buds, leaves, or greenery; sprout; begin to grow or blossom; grow or develop rapidly; grow or develop rapidly; make or become greater or larger
6. Sullen - Showing a brooding ill humor or silent resentment; morose or sulky; gloomy or somber in tone, color, or portent; sluggish; slow; darkened by clouds
7. Mollify - To calm in temper or feeling; soothe; lessen in intensity; temper; reduce the rigidity of; soften; ease the anger or agitation of; cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of; make more temperate, acceptable, or suitable by adding something else; moderate
8. Nadir - The lowest point
9. Cornucopia - Abundant supply; cone-shaped ornament or receptacle;in Greek mythology, magnificent horn that filled itself with whatever meat or drink its owner requested
10. Exude - To ooze forth; to discharge or emit (a liquid or gas, for example) gradually; to exhibit in abundance; to flow or leak out or emit something slowly; display, emit
11. Gambol - A playful skipping or frolicking about; to leap and skip about playfully; gay or light-hearted recreational activity for diversion or amusement.
12. Nepotism - Favoritism shown or patronage granted to relatives, as in business; favor a relative, especially in regard to political office; favoritism
13. Denunciation - The act or an instance of denouncing, especially a public condemnation or censure; act of accusing another of a crime before a public prosecutor; condemnation, criticism
14. Excoriate - To tear or wear off the skin of; abrade; denounce; criticize very severely
15. Malaise - A vague feeling of bodily discomfort, as at the beginning of an illness; general sense of depression or unease; general feeling of discomfort or uneasiness, often the first indication of an infection or other disease
16. Gossamer - So light and insubstantial as to resemble air or a thin film; gauzy, thin; soft light delicate material
17. Accolade - An expression of approval; praise; special acknowledgment; an award; ceremonial embrace, as of greeting or salutation; ceremonial bestowal of knighthood; recognition; ornamental treatment, used over an arch, a door, or a window, composed of two curves meeting in the middle; often a richly decorated molding; approval
18. Aphid - Any of various small, soft-bodied insects of the family Aphididae that have mouthparts specially adapted for piercing and feed by sucking sap from plants; A small sucking insect that feeds primarily on new soft growth
19. Placidity - The quality or state of being placid; calmness; serenity; a feeling of calmness; a quiet and undisturbed feeling; a disposition free from stress or emotion
20. Palatable - The quality of a food that makes it acceptable or agreeable to one’s personal taste; delicious, agreeable
21. Prelude - A part that comes before or leads up to what follows; beginning of event; piece or movement that serves as an introduction to another section or composition and establishes the key, such as one that precedes a fugue, opens a suite, or precedes a church service; similar but independent composition for the piano
22. Gobbler - A male turkey
23. Flit - A sudden quick movement; (British) a secret move (to avoid paying debts); move along rapidly and lightly; skim or dart; move quickly, lightly, and irregularly like a bird in flight
24. Furtive - Characterized by stealth; surreptitious; expressive of hidden motives or purposes; shifty; slow, deliberate, and secret as to escape observation; trickily secret; sneaky, secretive; done on the sly or in a sneaky way
25. Flashy - Cheap and showy; gaudy; giving a momentary or superficial impression of brilliance; flamboyant, in poor taste
26. Dulcet - Pleasing to the ear; melodious; having a soothing, agreeable quality; archaic; sweet to the taste
27. Obtrude - To impose (oneself or one's ideas) on others with undue insistence or without invitation; thrust out; push forward; push to thrust outward; force or come in as an improper or unwanted element
28. Preeminent - Superior to or notable above all others; outstanding; greatest in importance or degree or significance or achievement
29. Rotund - Rounded in figure; plump; having a full, rich sound; sonorous; round from fullness or plumpness; portly
30. Mite - A very small contribution or amount of money; very small object, creature, or particle; coin of very small value, especially an obsolete British coin worth half a farthing; tiny animal related to spiders and ticks

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

May - High Frequency Words

1. Larval - Of or pertaining to a larva
2. Larva - The newly hatched, wingless, often wormlike form of many insects before metamorphosis; newly hatched, earliest stage of any of various animals that undergo metamorphosis, differing markedly in form and appearance from the adult; malevolent spirit of the dead; a lemur
3. Diaphanous - Of such fine texture as to be transparent or translucent; characterized by delicacy of form; vague or insubstantial; fine, see-through; having such fineness of texture as to be see-through
4. Fervent - Having or showing great emotion or zeal; ardent; extremely hot; glowing; characterized by intense emotion; sincerely or intensely felt; extremely hot
5. Leaven - An agent, such as yeast, that causes batter or dough to rise, especially by fermentation; element, influence, or agent that works subtly to lighten, enliven, or modify a whole; cause to rise, especially by fermentation; pervade with a lightening, enlivening, or modifying influence; agent that stimulates or precipitates a reaction, development, or change
6. Imperious - Arrogantly domineering or overbearing; urgent; pressing; regal; imperial; bossy, overbearing; able to deal authoritatively with affairs
7. Mundane - Relating to, characteristic of, or concerned with commonplaces; ordinary; of, relating to, or typical of this world; secular; ordinary
8. Timorous - Full of apprehensiveness; timid; easily frightened; fearful by nature
9. Eulogy - A laudatory speech or written tribute, especially one praising someone who has died; high praise or commendation; expression of warm approval; praise, acclamation; formal speech praising a person who has just died
10. Beguile - To deceive by guile; delude; take away from by or as if by guile; cheat; distract the attention of; divert; pass (time) pleasantly; amuse or charm; delight; charm; deceive; draw notice or interest by charm
11. Delude - To deceive the mind or judgment of; to elude or evade; frustrate the hopes or plans of; deceive, fool
12. Feasible - Capable of being accomplished or brought about; possible; used or dealt with successfully; suitable; possible, doable
13. Pan - A shallow, wide, open container, usually of metal and without a lid, used for holding liquids, cooking, and other domestic purposes; open metal dish used to separate gold or other metal from gravel or waste by washing; basin or depression in the earth, often containing mud or water; wash gravel, sand, or other sediment in a pan; yield gold as a result of washing in a pan; leaf of the betel vine; chewing preparation of this leaf with betel nuts, spices, and lime, used in the Far East; move a movie or television camera to follow an object or create a panoramic effect; criticize strongly; part of the lock that held the priming in old types of guns
14. Halcyon - Calm and peaceful; tranquil; prosperous; golden; fabled bird, identified with the kingfisher, that was supposed to have had the power to calm the wind and the waves while it nested on the sea during the winter solstice; serene; Calm and peaceful
15. Virile - Having or showing masculine spirit, strength, vigor, or power; of, relating to, or having the characteristics of an adult male; vigorous or forceful
16. Proselyte - A new convert to a doctrine or religion; a new convert; especially a gentile converted to Judaism
17. Gaunt - Thin and bony; angular; emaciated and haggard; drawn; bleak and desolate; barren; skinny, pale; having little flesh or fat on the body; worn and lean, as from hunger or illness
18. Covert - Existing or operating in a way so as to ensure complete concealment and confidentiality; lying beyond what is obvious or avowed; something that physically protects, especially from danger; a hiding place; clandestine, underhanded; something that serves to conceal or shelter
19. Dank - Disagreeably damp or humid; clammy; slightly wet; unpleasantly damp or cold
20. Swarthy - Having a dark complexion or color; of a complexion tending toward brown or black; dark-complexioned
21. Boastful - Characterized by or given to boasting; exhibiting self-importance
22. Intangible - Incapable of being apprehended by the mind or the senses; indefinite, obscured; incorporeal; incapable of being realized or defined
23. Emulate - To take as a model or make conform to a model; to strive against (others) for victory; to imitate with intent to learn; strive to equal or excel, especially through imitation; compete with successfully; approach or attain equality with; ambitious; emulous
24. Disparate - Fundamentally distinct or different in kind; entirely dissimilar; containing or composed of dissimilar or opposing elements; at odds, different; not like another in nature, quality, amount, or form; including markedly dissimilar elements; fundamentally different or distinct in quality or kind
25. Trifling - Of slight worth or importance; frivolous or idle; insignificant, worthless; contemptibly unimportant; the deliberate act of wasting time instead of working
26. Oaf - A person regarded as stupid or clumsy; large, ungainly, and dull-witted person; person who is clumsy, stupid; awkward person
27. Penurious - Unwilling to spend money; stingy; yielding little; barren; poverty-stricken; destitute; mean; poor; ungenerously or pettily reluctant to spend money
28. Accrue - Accumulate or increase; increasing by addition of growth, often financial
29. Esteem - To regard with respect; prize; favorable regard; think highly of; have a high opinion of; recognize the worth, quality, importance, or magnitude of; feeling of deference, approval, and liking
30. Pundit - A source of opinion; a critic; learned person; usually elderly person noted for wisdom, knowledge, and judgment; person who is authority
31. Limpid - Admitting light so that objects beyond can be seen; characterized by transparent clearness; calm and untroubled; serene; clear; comprehensible
32. Avarice - Immoderate desire for wealth; cupidity; excessive desire for more than one needs or deserves; extreme greed; greed or passion for money or riches
33. Contrite - Feeling or expressing pain or sorrow for sins or offenses, feeling regret for a fault or offence
34. Surfeit - To feed or supply to excess, satiety, or disgust; overindulge; excessive amount; satisfy to the full or to excess; Immoderate indulgence, as in food or drink; overfill; state of being more than full; quality of being so overabundant that prices fall
35. Gainsay - To declare false; deny; to oppose, especially by contradiction; refuse to admit the truth, reality, value, or worth of
36. Epitomic - A brief presentation or statement of something; a summary of a written work; a typical or ideal example; brief or miniature form
37. Ossified - Changed to bone or something resembling bone; hardened by deposits of mineral matter of any kind; -- said of tissues; rigid, unimaginative convention; process of becoming set in a rigidly conventional pattern, as of behavior, habits, or beliefs
38. Subterfuge - A deceptive stratagem or device; indirect, usually cunning means of gaining an end; trickery; something intended to misrepresent the true nature of an activity
39. Hoodwink - To take in by deceptive means; deceive; trick or mislead; cause to accept what is false, especially by trickery or misrepresentation; influence by slyness; conceal one's true motives from esp. by elaborately feigning good intentions so as to gain an end
40. Derision - Tending to make or become worse; disparaging or belittling word or expression; tending to demean or belittle; negative
41. Mace - A ceremonial staff borne or displayed as the symbol of authority of a legislative body; heavy medieval war club with a spiked or flanged metal head, used to crush armor; aromatic spice made from the dried, waxy, scarlet or yellowish covering that partly encloses the kernel of the nutmeg; kind of spice made from nutmeg
42. Resurgence - A continuing after interruption; a renewal; restoration to use, acceptance, activity, or vigor; a revival; bringing again into activity and prominence
43. Inquiline - An animal that characteristically lives commensally in the nest, burrow, or dwelling place of an animal of another species; being or living as an inquiline
44. Dote - To show excessive fondness or love; to To lavish attention on; be foolish or senile due to old age; shower with love; show excessive affection for
45. Audacious - Fearlessly, often recklessly daring; bold; arrogant, presumptuous; showing courage
46. Mite - A very small contribution or amount of money; very small object, creature, or particle; coin of very small value, especially an obsolete British coin worth half a farthing; tiny animal related to spiders and ticks
47. Impervious - Incapable of being penetrated; incapable of being affected; having the capacity to withstand; not allowing to pass through
48. Repudiate - To refuse to recognize or acknowledge; reject; turn one's back on; disown
49. Puckish - Mischievous; impish; naughtily or annoyingly playful
50. Dodder - To shake or tremble, as from old age; totter; progress in a feeble, unsteady manner; walk unsteadily, as of small children; any of various leafless, annual parasitic herbs of the genus Cuscuta that lack chlorophyll and have slender, twining, yellow or reddish stems and small whitish flowers
51. Assiduous - Constant in application or attention; diligent; unceasing; persistent; hard-working
52. Pugnacious - Combative in nature; belligerent; fond of fighting or arguing
53. Slipshod - Marked by carelessness; sloppy or slovenly; slovenly in appearance; shabby or seedy; indifferent to correctness, accuracy, or neatness; careless; not well done
54. Marsupial - Any mammal that has a pouch on the abdomen of the female for carrying young
55. Stalwart - Capable of exerting considerable effort or of withstanding considerable stress or hardship; strong, valiant; brave and resolute; who is physically and morally strong; who steadfastly supports an organization or cause; stout
56. Debauched - Dissolute; dissipated; violated, corrupted; lead away from virtue or morality; to corrupt
57. Redundant - Exceeding what is necessary or natural; superfluous; excessive; repetitious; using more words than are necessary to the meaning
58. Ponderous - Having great weight; unwieldy from weight or bulk; lacking grace or fluency; labored and dull; dreary, tedious; heavy, cumbersome
59. Bore - One that is wearingly dull, repetitive, or tedious; to make a hole in or through, with or as if with a drill; proceed or advance steadily or laboriously; high, often dangerous wave caused by the surge of a flood tide upstream in a narrowing estuary or by colliding tidal currents; unpleasant, tiresome person; hollow out (a gun barrel or other tube)
60. Gull - A person who is easily tricked or cheated; a dupe; any of various chiefly coastal aquatic birds of the family Laridae, having long wings, webbed feet, a thick, slightly hooked beak, and usually gray and white plumage; person who is easily deceived or victimized; get money or something else from by deceitful trickery
61. Tedious - Tiresome by reason of length, slowness, or dullness; boring; dull, monotonous; long and boring; tiresome
62. Succor - Assistance in time of distress; relief; one that affords assistance or relief; to give assistance to in time of want, difficulty, or distress; give support or assistance
63. Cameo - To make into or like a gem or shell carved in relief; to portray in sharp, delicate relief, as in a literary composition
64. Gratuitous - Costing nothing; not required, necessary, or warranted by the circumstances of the case; not necessary; free
65. Maverick - An unbranded range animal, especially a calf that has become separated from its mother, traditionally considered the property of the first person who brands it; one that refuses to abide by the dictates of or resists adherence to a group; a dissenter; being independent in thought and action or exhibiting such independence; radical
66. Surreptitious - Obtained, done, or made by clandestine or stealthy means; sneaky, secret; trickily secret; conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods; Marked by quiet and caution and secrecy
67. Falter - To be unsteady in purpose or action, as from loss of courage or confidence; waver; speak hesitatingly; stammer; to operate or perform unsteadily or with a loss of effectiveness; stumble, stutter; to move in a shaky or unsteady way
68. Temerity - Foolhardy disregard of danger; recklessness; nerve, audacity; rash or presumptuous daring
69. Imbue - To inspire or influence thoroughly; pervade; to permeate or saturate; to stain or dye deeply; to cause to be filled, as with a particular mood or tone; infuse, saturate
70. Limpid - Admitting light so that objects beyond can be seen; characterized by transparent clearness; calm and untroubled; serene; clear; comprehensible