Most Impressive Vocabulary For Everyday Use

  • Aberration: (n) something that differs from the norm
  • Abhor: (v) to hate, detest
  • Acquiesce: (v) to agree without protesting
  • Alacrity: (n) eagerness, speed
  • Amiable: (adj) friendly
  • Appease: (v) to calm, satisfy
  • Arcane: (adj) obscure, secret, known only by a few
  • Avarice: (n) excessive greed
  • Brazen: (adj) excessively bold, brash, clear and obvious
  • Brusque: (adj) short, abrupt, dismissive
  • Cajole: (v) to urge, coax
  • Callous: (adj) harsh, cold, unfeeling
  • Candor: (n) honesty, frankness
  • Chide: (v) to voice disapproval
  • Circumspect: (adj) cautious
  • Clandestine: (adj) secret
  • Coerce: (v) to make somebody do something by force or threat
  • Coherent: (adj) logically consistent, intelligible
  • Complacency: (n) self-satisfied ignorance of danger
  • Confidant: (n) a person entrusted with secrets
  • Connive: (v) to plot, scheme
  • Cumulative: (adj) increasing, building upon itself
  • Debase: (v) to lower the quality or esteem of something
  • Decry: (v) to criticize openly
  • Deferential: (adj) showing respect for another’s authority
  • Demure: (adj) quiet, modest, reserved
  • Deride: (v) to laugh at mockingly, scorn
  • Despot: (n) one who has total power and rules brutally
  • Diligent: (adj) showing care in doing one’s work
  • Elated: (adj) overjoyed, thrilled
  • Eloquent: (adj) expressive, articulate, moving
  • embezzle: (v) to steal money by falsifying records
  • empathy: (n) sensitivity to another’s feelings as if they were one’s own
  • enmity: (n) ill will, hatred, hostility
  • erudite: (adj) learned
  • extol: (v) to praise, revere
  • fabricate: (v) to make up, invent
  • feral: (adj) wild, savage
  • flabbergasted: (adj) astounded
  • forsake: (v) to give up, renounce
  • fractious: (adj) troublesome or irritable
  • furtive: (adj) secretive, sly
  • gluttony: (n) overindulgence in food or drink
  • gratuitous: (adj) uncalled for, unwarranted
  • haughty: (adj) disdainfully proud
  • hypocrisy: (n) pretending to believe what one does not
  • impeccable: (adj) exemplary, flawless
  • impertinent: (adj) rude, insolent
  • implacable: (adj) incapable of being appeased or mitigated
  • impudent: (adj) casually rude, insolent, impertinent
  • incisive: (adj) clear, sharp, direct
  • indolent: (adj) lazy
  • inept: (adj) not suitable or capable, unqualified
  • infamy: (n) notoriety, extreme ill repute
  • inhibit: (v) to prevent, restrain, stop
  • innate: (adj) inborn, native, inherent
  • insatiable: (adj) incapable of being satisfied
  • insular: (adj) separated and narrow-minded; tight-knit, closed off
  • intrepid: (adj) brave in the face of danger
  • inveterate: (adj) stubbornly established by habit
  • jubilant: (adj) extremely joyful, happy
  • knell: (n) the solemn sound of a bell, often indicating a death
  • lithe: (adj) graceful, flexible, supple
  • lurid: (adj) ghastly, sensational
  • maverick: (n) an independent, nonconformist person
  • maxim: (n) a common saying expressing a principle of conduct
  • meticulous: (adj) extremely careful with details
  • modicum: (n) a small amount of something
  • morose: (adj) gloomy or sullen
  • myriad: (adj) consisting of a very great number
  • nadir: (n) the lowest point of something
  • nominal: (adj) trifling, insignificant
  • novice: (n) a beginner, someone without training or experience
  • nuance: (n) a slight variation in meaning, tone, expression
  • oblivious: (adj) lacking consciousness or awareness of something
  • obsequious: (adj) excessively compliant or submissive
  • obtuse: (adj) lacking quickness of sensibility or intellect
  • panacea: (n) a remedy for all ills or difficulties
  • parody: (n) a satirical imitation
  • penchant: (n) a tendency, partiality, preference
  • perusal: (n) a careful examination, review
  • plethora: (n) an abundance, excess
  • predilection: (n) a preference or inclination for something
  • quaint: (adj) charmingly old-fashioned
  • rash: (adj) hasty, incautious
  • refurbish: (v) to restore, clean up
  • repudiate: (v) to reject, refuse to accept
  • rife: (adj) abundant
  • salient: (adj) significant, conspicuous
  • serendipity: (n) luck, finding good things without looking for them
  • staid: (adj) sedate, serious, self-restrained
  • superfluous: (adj) exceeding what is necessary
  • sycophant: (n) one who flatters for self-gain
  • taciturn: (adj) not inclined to talk
  • truculent: (adj) ready to fight, cruel
  • umbrage: (n) resentment, offence
  • venerable: (adj) deserving of respect because of age or achievement
  • vex: (v) to confuse or annoy
  • vociferous: (adj) loud, boisterous
  • wanton: (adj) undisciplined, lewd, lustful
  • zenith: (n) the highest point, culminating point

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