CSS English vocabularies


  1. ab ovo: from the beginning.
  2. abattoir: a slaughterhouse.
  3. abecedarian: pertaining to the alphabet; also, rudimentary; also, a beginner.
  4. abed: in bed.
  5. aberrant: abnormal.
  6. aberrant: markedly different from an accepted norm.
  7. abeyance: suspension; temporary cessation.
  8. abjure: to renounce or reject with solemnity.
  9. abjure: to renounce, reject, or shun.
  10. ablution: the washing of the body, or some part of it
  11. abominate: to detest intensely.
  12. abrogate: to annul; to do away with.
  13. abscond: to depart secretly.
  14. abstemious: sparing in diet.
  15. abstemious: temperate; abstinent; refraining from indulgence.
  16. abstruse: difficult to comprehend.
  17. abulia: loss or impairment of the ability to act or to make decisions.
  18. accede: to agree or assent; also, to become a party.
  19. acclimate: to accustom or become accustomed to a new climate, environment, or situation.
  20. acerbic: sharp, biting, or acid in temper, expression, or tone.
  21. acme: the highest point of something
  22. acquiesce: to accept or consent passively or without objection.
  23. acquiesce: to concur, but not heartily.
  24. acrid: bitter to the taste or smell.
  25. acrid: sharp and harsh; bitter.
  26. acrimony: bitter, harsh, or biting sharpness. bivouac: an encampment for the night.
  27. acuity: acuteness of perception or vision.
  28. acumen: quickness of perception or discernment.
  29. adage: an old saying.
  30. adamant: not capable of being swayed.
  31. adamant: not susceptible to persuasion; unyielding.
  32. admonition: gentle or friendly reproof; friendly warning.
  33. adumbrate: to give a slight representation of; to outline.
  34. adumbrate: to outline; also, to foreshadow; also, to suggest; also, to shade.
  35. adventitious: added extrinsically; not essentially inherent.
  36. aegis: a shield; protection.
  37. aesthete: one who cultivates great sensitivity to beauty.
  38. aestival: of or belonging to the summer.
  39. affable: courteous; sociable.
  40. affable: easy to speak to; also, gracious.
  41. afflatus: a divine inspiration.
  42. affray: a tumultuous assault or quarrel; a brawl.
  43. aficionado: a fervent admirer; a fan.
  44. aficionado: an enthusiastic admirer; a fan.
  45. aggrandize: to make great.
  46. aggrandize: to make or make appear great or greater.
  47. aggress: to make an attack.
  48. agitprop: propaganda.
  49. agog: in eager desire.
  50. agon: struggle; conflict.
  51. agrestic: pertaining to fields or the country.
  52. alacrity: a cheerful readiness, willingness, or promptitude.
  53. alacrity: cheerful readiness, willingness, or promptness.
  54. alfresco: outdoors; outdoor.
  55. algorithm: a step-by-step procedure for solving a problem.
  56. alpenglow: a reddish glow seen near sunset or sunrise on the summits of mountains.
  57. amalgam: an alloy of mercury with other metals; also, a mixture.
  58. ambit: circuit or compass; also, sphere of action or influence.
  59. ameliorate: to make better.
  60. ameliorate: to make or grow better.
  61. amicable: characterized by friendliness and good will.
  62. amity: friendship
  63. amity: friendship; friendly relations.
  64. anathema: a curse; a person or thing cursed, or intensely disliked.
  65. ancillary: subordinate, subsidiary; auxiliary.
  66. animadversion: harsh criticism or disapproval.
  67. animus: a feeling of ill will; also, animating spirit; disposition
  68. anodyne: serving to relieve pain.
  69. antediluvian: extremely old.
  70. aplomb: confidence; coolness.
  71. apocryphal: of doubtful authority or authenticity.
  72. apogee: the highest point.
  73. apologia: a formal defense or justification.
  74. apostasy: desertion or departure from one’s faith, principles, or party.
  75. apothegm: a short, witty, and instructive saying.
  76. apothegm: a terse remark, conveying some important truth.
  77. apotheosis: a model of excellence or perfection of a kind.
  78. apparition: a ghost; also, an unexpected appearance.
  79. appellation: a name, title, or designation.
  80. apposite: being of striking appropriateness.
  81. apposite: of striking appropriateness and relevance.
  82. apprise: to give notice to; to inform.
  83. approbation: formal or official approval; also, praise.
  84. appurtenance: an adjunct or accessory.
  85. arbiter: one having the power of judging and determining.
  86. arbitrage: The simultaneous purchase and sale of a good or asset.
  87. arcane: understood by only a few.
  88. arcane: understood or known by only a few.
  89. arcanum: a secret; a mystery.
  90. argot: a specialized vocabulary peculiar to a particular group.
  91. Argus-eyed: extremely observant; watchful.
  92. aright: rightly; correctly.
  93. arrant: outright; thoroughgoing.
  94. arriviste: an upstart.
  95. arrogate: to claim or seize without right or justification.
  96. ascetic: one who practices extreme self-denial; also, austere, severe.
  97. ascribe: to attribute, as to a cause.
  98. ascribe: to attribute.
  99. asperity: roughness, of surface, sound, or manner.
  100. aspersion: a damaging or derogatory remark.
  101. asseverate: to affirm or declare positively or earnestly.
  102. assiduous: constant in application or attention
  103. assuage: to soften; to ease, or lessen.
  104. atelier: a workshop; a studio.
  105. atrabilious: irritable; ill-natured
  106. aubade: a song greeting the dawn.
  107. augury: an omen; prediction
  108. auspicious: favorable; also, prosperous; fortunate.
  109. autochthonous: formed or existing where found.
  110. autochthonous: indigenous; native.
  111. autocrat: a despot.
  112. autocrat: a ruler with unlimited authority.
  113. autodidact: a person who is self-taught.
  114. autodidact: one who is self-taught.
  115. avarice: an excessive desire of gain; greediness.
  116. avatar: an incarnation.
  117. avatar: an incarnation.
  118. aver: to assert as true.
  119. avoirdupois: weight; heaviness.
  120. avuncular: resembling an uncle, as in kindness or indulgence.