MORRIS COLLEGE
ADVANCED VOCABULARY LIST - 500 WORDS - Updated December 2012
B = Barron's Essential Words (1 - 288) A = Academic Word List (289-500)
Num TERM DEFINITION SRC
1
abate to decrease; reduce B
2
aberrant deviating from what is normal B
3
abeyance temporary suppression or suspension B
4
abscond to depart secretly and hide B
5
abstemious moderate in appetite B
6
admonish to caution or reprimand B
7
adulterate to corrupt or make impure B
8
aesthetic relating to beauty or art B
9
alacrity cheerful willingness; eagerness; speed B
10
alleviate to relieve; improve partially B
11
amalgamate to combine into a unified whole B
12
ambivalence the state of having conflicting emotional attitudes B
13
ameliorate to improve B
14
anachronism something out of proper time B
15
analogous comparable B
16
anarchy absence of government ; state of disorder B
17
anomalous irregular deviating from the norm B
18
antipathy dislike; hostility B
19
apathy indifference B
20
appease to calm; pacify; placate B
21
apprise to inform B
22
approbation approval; praise B
23
arduous extremely difficult; laborious B
24
artless guileless; natural B
25
ascetic one who practices self denial B
26
assiduous diligent; hard working B
27
assuage to make less severe B
28
attenuate to weaken B
29
audacious daring; bold B
30
austere unadorned B
31
autonomous self-governing; independent B
32
aver to affirm; declare to be true B
33
banal commonplace; trite B
34
belie misrepresent; give a false impression B
35
beneficent kindly; doing good B
36
bolster to give a boost to; prop up; support B
37
bombastic pompous; using inflated language B
38
boorish rude; insensitive B
39
burgeon to flourish B
40
burnish to polish B
41
buttress to reinforce; support B
42
capricious fickle B
43
castigation punishment; criticism; chastisement B
44
catalyst something causing change B
45
caustic burning; sarcastically biting B
46
chicanery trickery ; fraud B
47
coagulate thicken; congeal; B
48
coda concluding section of a musical or literary composition; something that summarizes or concludes B
49
codify to systematize B
50
commensurate proportional B
51
compendium brief, comprehensive summary B
MORRIS COLLEGE
ADVANCED VOCABULARY LIST - 500 WORDS - Updated December 2012
B = Barron's Essential Words (1 - 288) A = Academic Word List (289-500)
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complaisant trying to please; overly polite; obliging; willing to please B
53
compliant yielding B
54
conciliatory overcoming distrust or hostility B
55
condone overlook voluntarily; forgive; B
56
confound to baffle; perplex; mix up B
57
connoisseur a person possessing expert knowledge or training; a person of informed and discriminating taste. B
58
contumacious disobedient; rebellious B
59
contentious quarrelsome; causing quarrels B
60
contrite very sorrowful for a wrong B
61
conundrum riddle; puzzle with no solution B
62
converge to approach; tend to meet; come together B
63
convoluted twisted; complicated B
64
craven cowardly B
65
daunt to discourage; intimidate; dishearten B
66
decorum proper behavior B
67
default to fail to act B
68
deference respect; regard for another's wish B
69
delineate to represent or depict B
70
denigrate to slur someone's reputation B
71
deride to mock B
72
derivative something derived; unoriginal B
73
desiccate to dry up; completely B
74
desultory random; disconnected; rambling B
75
deterrent something that discourages or hinders B
76
diatribe bitter verbal attack B
77
dichotomy division into two usually contradictory parts B
78
diffidence shyness; lack of confidence B
79
diffuse to spread out B
80
digression act of straying away from the main point B
81
dirge funeral hymn B
82
disabuse to free from misconception B
83
discerning perceptive; Exhibiting keen insight and good judgment B
84
discordant not in tune B
85
discrepancy difference between B
86
disingenuous not candid; crafty B
87
disinterested unprejudiced; objective B
88
disjointed lacking order or coherence; dislocated B
89
dismiss put away from consideration; reject B
90
disparage to belittle B
91
disparate dissimilar B
92
dissemble to pretend; disguise one's motives B
93
disseminate spread; scatter; disperse B
94
dissolution disintegration; debauchery B
95
dissonance discord; lack of harmony B
96
distend expand; swell out B
97
distill extract the essential elements B
98
diverge vary; go in different directions from the same point B
99
divest to strip; deprive; rid B
100
dogmatic stating opinions without proof B
101
dormant inactive B
102
dupe to deceive; trick B
103
ebullient exhilarated; enthusiastic B
104
eclectic selecting from various sources B
105
efficacy efficiency; effectiveness B
MORRIS COLLEGE
ADVANCED VOCABULARY LIST - 500 WORDS - Updated December 2012
B = Barron's Essential Words (1 - 288) A = Academic Word List (289-500)
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effrontery shameless boldness; presumptuousness B
107
elegy poem or song expressing lamentation B
108
elicit to provoke; draw out B
109
embellish adorn; ornament; enhance, as a story B
110
empirical derived from observation experiment B
111
emulate imitate; copy B
112
endemic inherent; belonging to an area B
113
enervate to weaken B
114
engender to cause; produce B
115
ephemeral short-lived; fleeting B
116
equanimity composure; calmness B
117
equivocate to intentionally use vague language B
118
erudite learned; scholarly B
119
esoteric hard to understand; known only to a chosen few B
120
eulogy high praise especially of a person who has recently died B
121
euphemism use of agreeable or inoffensive language in place of unpleasant or offensive language B
122
exacerbate to aggravate; make worse B
123
exigency crisis; urgent requirement B
124
extrapolation the act of estimation by projecting known information B
125
facetious joking (often inappropriately); humorous B
126
facilitate to make less difficult B
127
fallacious based on false ideas or facts B
128
fatuous foolishly self satisfied B
129
fawning seeking favor by flattering B
130
felicitous apt; suitably expressed; appropriate; well chosen B
131
fervor warmth and intensity of emotion B
132
fledgling beginner; novice B
133
flout to treat scornfully B
134
frugality thrift B
135
futile ineffective, useless; fruitless B
136
gainsay to deny; dispute; oppose B
137
garrulous very talkative; wordy B
138
goad to prod; urge on B
139
gouge to tear out; scoop out; overcharge B
140
grandiloquent pompous; bombastic; B
141
gregarious sociable B
142
guileless free of cunning or deceit; artless B
143
gullible easily deceived B
144
harangue long pompous speech; tirade B
145
homogeneous composed of identical parts; uniform in compositions B
146
hyperbole purposeful exaggeration for effect B
147
iconoclastic attacking cherished traditions B
148
idolatry idol worship; blind or excess devotion B
149
immutable unchangeable B
150
impassive showing no emotion B
151
impede hinder; block B
152
impermeable impossible to penetrate B
153
imperturbable not easily disturbed B
154
impervious impossible to penetrate; incapable of being effected B
155
implacable inflexible; incapable of being pleased B
156
implicit implied; understood but not stated B
157
implode collapse inward violently B
158
inadvertently carelessly; unintentionally B
159
inchoate imperfectly formed or formulated B
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incongruity state of not fitting B
161
inconsequential insignificant; unimportant B
162
incorporate introduce something into another thing already in existence; combine B
163
indigence poverty B
164
indolent habitually lazy; idle B
165
inert unable to move; sluggish B
166
ingenuous naive and trusting; lack; unsophisticated B
167
inherent firmly established by nature or habit B
168
innocuous harmless B
169
insinuate to suggest; say indirectly; imply B
170
insipid lacking in flavor; dull B
171
insularity narrow-mindedness; isolation B
172
intractable not easily managed B
173
intransigence stubbornness; refusal of any compromise; B
174
inundate to cover with water; overwhelm B
175
inured use to; accustomed; hardened B
176
invective verbal abuse B
177
irascible irritable; easily angered B
178
irresolute unsure how to act; weak B
179
itinerary route of a traveler's journey B
180
laconic using few words B
181
lassitude lethargy; sluggishness B
182
latent present but hidden; potential B
183
laud to praise B
184
lethargic inactive B
185
levity light manner of attitude B
186
loquacious talkative B
187
lucid bright clear; intelligible B
188
luminous bright; brilliant; glowing B
189
magnanimity generosity; nobility B
190
malingerer to feign illness to escape duty B
191
malleable capable of being shaped by pounding; impressionable B
192
maverick dissenter B
193
mendacious dishonest B
194
metamorphosis change; transformation B
195
meticulous very careful; fastidious B
196
misanthrope some one who hates humanity B
197
mitigate to cause to become less harsh; severe or painful; alleviate B
198
mollify to soothe B
199
morose ill-humored; sullen; B
200
mundane worldly as opposed to spiritual; everyday B
201
neophyte novice; beginner B
202
obdurate (adj.)stubborn B
203
obsequious overly submissive B
204
obviate to make unnecessary; to anticipate and prevent B
205
occlude to shut; block B
206
officious too helpful; meddlesome B
207
onerous burdensome B
208
opprobrium disgrace; contempt B
209
oscillate move back and forth B
210
ostentatious trying to attract attention; showy; pretentious; B
211
paragon model of perfection or excellence B
212
partisan one-sided; committed to a party, group or cause B
213
pathological departing from normal condition B
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ADVANCED VOCABULARY LIST - 500 WORDS - Updated December 2012
B = Barron's Essential Words (1 - 288) A = Academic Word List (289-500)
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paucity scarcity B
215
pedantic showing off learning B
216
penchant inclination B
217
penury extreme poverty B
218
perennial present throughout the years; persistent B
219
perfidious faithless; disloyal; untrustworthy B
220
perfunctory superficial B
221
permeable penetrable; porous; B
222
pervasive spread throughout every part B
223
phlegmatic calm in temperament; sluggish B
224
piety devoutness; reverence for God B
225
placate to lessen another's anger to pacify B
226
plasticity condition of being able to be shaped or formed; pliability B
227
platitude stale; overused expression B
228
plethora excess; overabundance B
229
plummet to fall; plunge B
230
pragmatic practical B
231
preamble introductory statement; preliminary statement B
232
precarious uncertain B
233
precipitate to cause to happen; throw down from a height B
234
precursor predecessor B
235
presumptuous rude; improperly bold B
236
prevaricate lie; to quibble; evade the truth B
237
pristine untouched; uncorrupted B
238
probity honesty; high-mindedness B
239
prodigal wasteful; extravagant; lavish B
240
proliferate to increase rapidly B
241
propensity inclination; tendency B
242
propitiate to win over; appease B
243
pungent strong, sharp in smell or taste; penetrating; caustic to the point B
244
quibble to argue or insignificant and irrelevant details B
245
quiescent inactive; still B
246
recalcitrant resisting authority or control B
247
recluse person who lives in seclusion and often in solitude B
248
recondite abstruse; profound; secret B
249
refractory resisting ordinary methods of treatment B
250
refute disprove; to contradict B
251
relegate to consign to an inferior position B
252
reprobate morally unprincipled person B
253
repudiate to reject as having no authority B
254
rescind to cancel B
255
resolution determination; resolve B
256
reticent not speaking freely; reserved; reluctant B
257
reverent expressing deep respect; worshipful B
258
sage wise B
259
salubrious healthful B
260
satiate to satisfy B
261
secrete produce and release a substance into an organism B
262
shard a piece of broken glass or pottery B
263
solicitous concerned; attentive; eager B
264
soporific sleep producing B
265
spectrum band of colors produced when sunlight passes through a prism B
266
sporadic irregular; deviating from the norm B
267
stigma mark of disgrace or inferiority B
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ADVANCED VOCABULARY LIST - 500 WORDS - Updated December 2012
B = Barron's Essential Words (1 - 288) A = Academic Word List (289-500)
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stipulate to specify as an essential condition B
269
striated mark with thin narrow grooves or channels B
270
substantiate to support with proof or evidence B
271
supersede to replace, especially to displace as inferior or antiquated B
272
tangential peripheral; digressing B
273
tenuous weak; insubstantial B
274
tirade long, violent speech; verbal assault B
275
torpor lethargy; dormancy B
276
truculence aggressiveness; ferocity B
277
vacillate to waver; oscillate B
278
venerate to adore; honor; respect B
279
veracious truthful; accurate B
280
verbose wordy B
281
viable practicable; capable of developing B
282
viscous syrupy, sticky, gluey B
283
vituperative abusive; scolding; containing harsh abusive censure B
284
volatile tending to vary frequently; fickle B
285
warranted justified B
286
welter to wallow or roll; toss about; be in turmoil B
287
whimsical capricious; fanciful B
288
zealot one who is fanatically devoted to a cause B
289
abstract
thought of apart from concrete realities, specific objects A
290
accumulate
to gather or collect, often in gradual degrees; heap up
A
291
accurate
free from error or defect; consistent with a standard, rule, or model A
292
advocate
to speak or write in favor of; support or urge by argument A
293
aggregate
amounting to a whole; total A
294
allocate
to set apart for a particular purpose; assign or allot A
295
alter
to make different in some particular way, as size, style, course, or modify
A
296
alternative
a choice limited to one of two or more possibilities A
297
ambiguous
open to or having several possible meanings or interpretations A
298
amend
to modify, rephrase, or add to or subtract from (a motion, bill, constitution, etc.) A
299
analogy
a similarity between like features of two things, on which a comparison may be based
A
300
analyze
to separate (a material or abstract entity) into constituent parts or elements
A
301
annual
of, for, or pertaining to a year; yearly
A
302
anticipate
to realize beforehand; foretaste or foresee
A
303
apparent
readily seen; exposed to sight; open to view
A
304
append
to add as a supplement, accessory, or appendix; subjoin
A
305
appreciate
to judge with understanding; to be grateful for
A
306
approach
to come near or nearer to
A
307
appropriate
suitable or fitting for a particular purpose, person, occasion, etc.
A
308
approximate
near or approaching a certain state, condition, goal, or standard
A
309
arbitrary
subject to individual will or judgment without restriction A
310
aspect
appearance to the eye or mind A
311
assemble
to fit together the parts of
A
312
assess
to fix or determine the value or amount
A
313
assign
to give or allocate; allot
A
314
assist
to give support or aid to
A
315
assume
to take for granted or without proof; suppose; postulate
A
316
assure
to declare earnestly to; inform or tell positively; state with confidence
A
317
attach
to fasten or affix; join; connect
A
318
attain
to reach, achieve, or accomplish; gain; obtain
A
319
attitude
manner, disposition, feeling, position
A
320
attribute
to regard as resulting from a specified cause
A
321
author
a person who writes a novel, poem, essay
A
MORRIS COLLEGE
ADVANCED VOCABULARY LIST - 500 WORDS - Updated December 2012
B = Barron's Essential Words (1 - 288) A = Academic Word List (289-500)
322
authority
the power to determine, adjudicate, or otherwise settle issues or disputes
A
323
automate
to apply the principles of automation to a mechanical process
A
324
available
suitable or ready for use; of use or service
A
325
benefit
something that is advantageous or good; an advantage
A
326
bias
a particular tendency or inclination
A
327
brief
lasting or taking a short time; using few words; concise; succinct A
328
capable
having power and ability; efficient; competent A
329
capacity
the ability to receive or contain A
330
category
any general or comprehensive division; a class A
331
cease
to stop; discontinue; to come to an end A
332
challenge
a call or summons to engage in any contest, as of skill, strength A
333
channel
a navigable route between two bodies of water A
334
chart
a sheet exhibiting information in tabular form A
335
chemical
a substance produced by or used in a chemical process A
336
circumstance
a condition, detail, or attribute, with respect to time, place, manner A
337
clarify
to make (an idea, statement, etc.) clear or intelligible A
338
classic
of the first or highest quality, class, or rank A
339
clause
a syntactic construction containing a subject and predicate A
340
coherent
logically connected; consistent A
341
coincide
to occupy the same place in space, or the same relative position A
342
collapse
to fall or cave in; crumble suddenly A
343
colleague
an associate
A
344
commence
to begin; start A
345
commission
the act of committing or giving in charge A
346
commit
to give in trust or charge; consign A
347
commodity
an article of trade or commerce, especially a product as distinguished from a service A
348
communicate
to impart knowledge of; make known A
349
community
a social group of any size whose members reside in a specific locality A
350
compatible
capable of existing or living together in harmony A
351
compensate
to recompense for something A
352
compile
to put together A
353
complement
something that completes or makes perfect A
354
complex
composed of many interconnected parts A
355
component
a constituent part; element; ingredient A
356
compound
composed of two or more parts, elements, or ingredients A
357
comprehensive
of large scope; covering or involving much; inclusive A
358
comprise
to include or contain A
359
compute
to determine by calculation; reckon; calculate A
360
conceive
to form (a notion, opinion, purpose, etc.) A
361
concentrate
to bring or draw to a common center or point of union; converge A
362
concept
a general notion or idea A
363
conclude
to bring to an end; finish; terminate A
364
concurrent
occurring or existing simultaneously or side by side A
365
conduct
personal behavior; way of acting; bearing or deportment A
366
confer
to consult together; compare opinions A
367
confine
to enclose within bounds; limit or restrict A
368
confirm
to establish the truth, accuracy, validity, or genuineness of A
369
conflict
to come into collision or disagreement; be contradictory, or in opposition A
370
conform
to act in accordance or harmony; comply A
371
consent
to permit, approve, or agree; comply or yield A
372
consequent
following as an effect or result; resulting A
373
considerable
rather large or great in size, distance or extent A
374
consist
to be made up or composed A
375
constant
not changing or varying; uniform; regular; invariable A
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ADVANCED VOCABULARY LIST - 500 WORDS - Updated December 2012
B = Barron's Essential Words (1 - 288) A = Academic Word List (289-500)
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constitute
to compose; form; to appoint to an office or function A
377
constrain
to force, compel, or oblige A
378
construct
to build or form by putting together parts; frame; devise A
379
consult
to seek advice or information from; ask guidance from A
380
consume
to destroy or expend by use; use up A
381
contact
the act or state of touching; as of two things or people A
382
contemporary
existing, occurring, or living at the same time A
383
context
the parts of a statement influencing its meaning or effect A
384
contract
an agreement between for the doing or not doing a specific action A
385
contradict
to assert the contrary or opposite of; deny directly and categorically A
386
contrary
opposite in nature or character; diametrically or mutually opposed: contrary to fact A
387
contrast
to compare in order to show unlikeness or differences; note the opposite natures A
388
contribute
to give to a common supply, fund, etc., as for charitable purposes A
389
controversy
a prolonged public dispute or disputation concerning a matter of opinion A
390
convene
to come together or assemble, usually for some public purpose A
391
converse
to talk informally with another or others; exchange views, opinions, etc., by talking A
392
convert
to change (something) into a different form or properties; transmute; transform A
393
convince
to move by argument or evidence to belief, agreement, consent, or a course of action A
394
cooperate
to work or act together or jointly for a common purpose or benefit A
395
coordinate
of the same order or degree; equal in rank or importance A
396
corporate
of, for, or belonging to a corporation or corporations A
397
correspond
to be in agreement or conformity (often followed by with or to )
A
398
couple
two of the same sort considered together; pair A
399
criteria
a standard of judgment or criticism; a rule or principle for evaluating or testing something A
400
crucial
involving an extremely important decision or result; decisive; critical A
401
culture
the quality that arises from a concern for what is regarded as excellent in arts, etc. A
402
currency
something that is used as a medium of exchange; money A
403
debate
a discussion, as of a public question in an assembly, involving opposing viewpoints A
404
decade
a period of ten years A
405
decline
to withhold or deny consent to do, enter into or upon, etc.; refuse A
406
deduce
to derive as a conclusion from something known or assumed A
407
definite
clearly defined or determined; not vague or general; fixed; precise; exact A
408
demonstrate
to make evident or establish by arguments or reasoning; prove A
409
denote
to be a mark or sign of; indicate A
410
depress
to make sad or gloomy; lower in spirits; deject; dispirit A
411
derive
to receive or obtain from a source or origin (usually followed by from ).
A
412
detect
to discover or catch (a person) in the performance of some act A
413
deviate
to turn aside, as from a route, way, course, etc. A
414
devote
to give up or concentrate on a particular pursuit, occupation, purpose, cause, etc. A
415
differentiate
to form or mark differently from other such things; distinguish A
416
dimension
a property of space; extension in a given direction A
417
discrete
apart or detached from others; separate; distinct A
418
discriminate
to make a distinction on the basis of the group category rather than according to actual merit A
419
displace
to compel (a person or persons) to leave home, country, etc. A
420
dispose
to give a tendency or inclination to; incline A
421
distinct
distinguished as not being the same; not identical; separate (sometimes followed by from ) A
422
distort
to twist awry or out of shape; make crooked or deformed A
423
distribute
to divide and give out in shares; deal out; allot A
424
diverse
of a different kind, form, character, etc.; unlike A
425
domain
a field of action, thought, influence, etc. A
426
domestic
of or pertaining to the home, the household, household affairs, or the family A
427
dominate
to rule over; govern; control A
428
drama
a composition involving conflict or contrast of character; a play A
429
dynamic
pertaining to or characterized by energy or effective action A
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ADVANCED VOCABULARY LIST - 500 WORDS - Updated December 2012
B = Barron's Essential Words (1 - 288) A = Academic Word List (289-500)
430
economy
thrifty management; frugality in the expenditure or consumption of money, materials, etc. A
431
element
a component of a whole or one of the parts into which a whole may be resolved by analysis A
432
eliminate
to remove or get rid of, especially as being in some way undesirable
A
433
emerge
to come forth into view or notice, as from concealment or obscurity
A
434
emphasis
special stress laid upon, or importance attached to, anything
A
435
energy
the capacity for vigorous activity; available power A
436
enforce
to put or keep in force; compel obedience to: to enforce a rule A
437
enormous
greatly exceeding the common size, extent, etc. A
438
environment
the aggregate of surrounding things, conditions, or influences; surroundings. A
439
equate
to regard, treat, or represent as equivalent A
440
equivalent
equal in value, measure, force, effect, significance, etc. A
441
erode
to eat into or away; destroy by slow consumption or disintegration A
442
establish
to found, institute, build, or bring into being on a firm or stable basis A
443
estimate
to form an approximate judgment or opinion regarding the worth, amount, size, weight, etc. A
444
ethic
the body of moral principles or values governing or distinctive of a particular culture or group A
445
evaluate
to determine or set the value or amount of; appraise A
446
explicit
fully and clearly expressed or demonstrated; leaving nothing merely implied; unequivocal A
447
exploit
a striking or notable deed; feat; spirited or heroic act A
448
extract
to get, pull, or draw out, usually with special effort, skill, or force A
449
federal
pertaining to or of the nature of a union of states under a central government distinct from the individual governments of the separate states
A
450
finite
having bounds or limits; not infinite; measurable A
451
flexible
capable of being bent, usually without breaking A
452
fluctuate
to change continually; shift back and forth; vary irregularly A
453
guarantee
a promise , especially one in writing, that something is of specified quality, etc. A
454
hierarchy
any system of persons or things ranked one above another A
455
hypothesis
a proposition assumed as a premise in an argument A
456
ideology
the body of doctrine that guides an individual, social movement, institution, class, or large group A
457
immigrate
to come to a country of which one is not a native, usually for permanent residence A
458
implement
any article used in some activity, especially an instrument, tool, or utensil A
459
implicate
to show to be also involved, usually in an incriminating manner A
460
impose
to lay on or set as something to be borne, endured, obeyed, fulfilled, paid, etc. A
461
incentive
something to incite to action, as a reward offered for increased productivity A
462
incidence
the rate or range of occurrence of something, especially of something unwanted A
463
inevitable
unable to be avoided, evaded, or escaped; certain; necessary A
464
infrastructure
the basic underlying framework or features of a system or organization
A
465
initial
of, pertaining to, or occurring at the beginning; first: the initial step in a process A
466
innovate
to introduce something new; make changes in anything established A
467
institute
to set up; establish; organize A
468
integrate
to bring together or incorporate (parts) into a whole
A
469
intelligent
having good understanding or a high mental capacity; quick to comprehend animals
A
470
interval
an intervening period of time
A
471
intervene
to come between disputing people, groups, etc.; intercede; mediate
A
472
intrinsic
belonging to a thing by its very nature
A
473
invest
to put (money) to use, by purchase or expenditure, in something offering potential profits
A
474
investigate
to examine, study, or inquire into systematically; search or examine into the particulars of
A
475
invoke
to call for with earnest desire; make supplication or pray for
A
476
involve
to include as a necessary circumstance, condition, or consequence
A
477
isolate
to set or place apart; detach or separate so as to be alone
A
478
legislate
to make or enact laws
A
479
levy
an imposing or collecting, as of a tax, by authority or force
A
480
liberal
favorable to progress or reform, as in political or religious affairs
A
481
locate
to identify or discover the place or location of
A
482
maintain
to keep in existence or continuance; preserve; retain
A
483
major
one of superior rank, ability, etc., in a specified class
A
MORRIS COLLEGE
ADVANCED VOCABULARY LIST - 500 WORDS - Updated December 2012
B = Barron's Essential Words (1 - 288) A = Academic Word List (289-500)
484
manipulate
to manage or influence skillfully, especially in an unfair manner
A
485
maximize
to increase to the greatest possible amount or degree
A
486
mediate
to settle (disputes, strikes, etc.) as an intermediary between parties
A
487
medical
of or pertaining to the science or practice of medicine
A
488
migrate
to go from one country, region, or place to another
A
489
minimize
to reduce to the smallest possible amount or degree
A
490
monitor
a person appointed to assist in the conduct of a class or school, or keep order
A
491
negate
to deny the existence, evidence, or truth of
A
492
orient
the countries of Asia, especially East Asia
A
493
paradigm
an example that serves as a pattern or model
A
494
perspective
a technique of depicting volumes and spatial relationships on a flat surface
A
495
phenomenon
a fact, occurrence, or circumstance observed or observable
A
496
pursue
to follow in order to overtake, capture, kill, etc.; chase
A
497
rational
agreeable to reason; reasonable; sensible
A
498
reluctance
unwillingness; disinclination
A
499
revenue
the income of a government from taxation, excise duties, customs, or other sources,
A
500
sequence
the following of one thing after another; succession
A
WORDS LEFT OFF OF THE ORIGINAL LIST
cacophonous
unpleasant or harsh sounding
discredit to dishonor; disgrace; cause to be doubted
impair
to damage; injure
rarefied refined
recant
to retract a statement or opinion
strut to swagger; display to impress others
subpoena
notice ordering someone to appear in court
tacit silently understood; implied
tortuous
having many twist and turns; highly complex
transgression act of trespassing or violating a law or rule