English Vocabulary Words
with Meaning



English wordsMeanings
tnot hard, rough or loud
abatementdecrese, softening, weakening, lessening
abbota man who is the head of the monks in a monastery or abbey
abbreviationa short way of writing or printing a word, such as Dr.Doctor, Jan. for January
abilitystrength, cleverness or skill
abruptsudden; hurried
absentmissing; away; not present
abundantmore than enough; in great plenty
accenttone of voice; a way or pronouncing words. Londoners have a different accent from people living in other parts of Britain
acceptto agree to receive something
accidentsomething that happens by chance, usually unpleasant
accommodateto adjust, adapt
accounta statement of money owing or spent. The same word also means an explanation
accurqatecorrect; exactly right
acquaintto introduce, make familiar
acquitto declare innoccent, set free, absolve
acrobata person who does clever tricks, like balancing on a rope at acircus
actanything which is done is an act. The same word also means to pretend you are someone other than yourself, as in a play or film
actora man or boy who acts in a play or film
actionsomething done; a series of acts performed
activedoing something; being busy or lively
actressa woman or girl who acts in a play or film
actualreal; not imaginary
acutecritical, sharp, keen
additionsomething added; the act of adding
additionalextra; added to something
adeptskilled, proficient, expert
adequatesufficient, enough, suitable
adjustto accommodate, fit, settle
admitto agree that something is so. The same word means to allow someone to come in
adoptto take and accept as a child, embrace
adulta person who is fully grown up
advantagegain, favourable condition, benefit
adventurean exciting or dangerous thing that you do or that happens to you
advertiseto announce, publish, inform
advocatebarrister, pleader, lawyer in favour
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