All the essential words-2 – 500 Words

believe

accept as true; take to be true

bank

financial institution that accepts deposits and lends money

bound

confined by bonds

blue

of the color intermediate between green and violet

arrange

put into a proper or systematic order

base

lowest support of a structure

bid

propose a payment

brave

possessing or displaying courage

benefit

something that aids or promotes well-being

bore

make a hole, especially with a pointed power or hand tool

bent

stooped (used of the back and knees)

awful

exceptionally bad or displeasing

arrival

the act of coming to a certain place

assert

declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true

bearing

characteristic way of holding one’s body

bar

a rigid piece of metal or wood

arrangement

an orderly grouping considered as a unit

breed

cause to procreate (animals)

betray

deliver to an enemy by treachery

bomb

an explosive device fused to explode under specific conditions

ascend

travel up

attribute

a quality belonging to or characteristic of an entity

bosom

breast

awaken

cause to become conscious

blaze

a strong flame that burns brightly

brand

a name given to a product or service

bestow

give as a gift

blush

become rosy or reddish

apt

being of striking pertinence

ascertain

learn or discover with confidence

assurance

a binding commitment to do or give or refrain from something

brethren

the lay members of a male religious order

bargain

an agreement between parties fixing obligations of each

awe

an overwhelming feeling of wonder or admiration

bewilder

cause to be confused emotionally

aristocrat

a member of the nobility

brass

an alloy of copper and zinc

aspire

have an ambitious plan or a lofty goal

broadcast

disseminate over the airwaves, as in radio or television

archbishop

a bishop of highest rank

bolt

a screw that screws into a nut to form a fastener

assent

agree or express agreement

brigade

army unit smaller than a division

assassin

a member of a secret order who terrorized Crusaders

biography

an account of the series of events making up a person’s life

asset

a useful or valuable quality

assail

attack someone physically or emotionally

ardent

characterized by intense emotion

avert

turn away or aside

aristocracy

a privileged class holding hereditary titles

array

an impressive display

brisk

quick and energetic

boost

increase

breach

an opening, especially a gap in a dike or fortification

battalion

an army unit consisting of a headquarters and companies

bliss

a state of extreme happiness

attentive

taking heed

bitterness

the taste experience when quinine or coffee is taken into the mouth

benevolent

showing or motivated by sympathy and understanding

barren

completely wanting or lacking

blunt

not sharp (used of a knife or other blade)

batter

strike violently and repeatedly

beseech

ask for or request earnestly

bodily

of or relating to or belonging to the body

avenge

take action in return for a perceived wrong

breadth

the extent of something from side to side

avow

declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true

assess

estimate the nature, quality, ability or significance of

assets

anything of material value owned by a person or company

belle

a young woman considered charming and beautiful

ballad

a narrative poem of popular origin

ascribe

attribute or credit to

bluff

a high steep bank

bout

a contest or fight

blunder

an embarrassing mistake

assassinate

murder; especially of socially prominent persons

besiege

surround so as to force to give up

attire

clothing of a distinctive style or for a particular occasion

bridle

headgear for a horse

baffle

be a mystery or bewildering to

audible

heard or perceptible by the ear

biology

the science that studies living organisms

audacity

aggressive boldness or unmitigated effrontery

aspiration

a cherished desire

austere

of a stern or strict bearing or demeanor

arsenal

all the weapons and equipment that a country has

assumption

the act of taking something for granted

arbitrary

based on or subject to individual discretion or preference

authentic

not counterfeit or copied

asylum

a shelter from danger or hardship

arrogant

having or showing feelings of unwarranted importance

bait

something used to lure fish or other animals

bass

the lowest part of the musical range

articulate

express or state clearly

botany

the branch of biology that studies plants

atone

turn away from sin or do penitence

ascent

a movement upward

berth

a place where a craft can be made fast

bode

indicate by signs

bland

lacking taste or flavor or tang

beware

be on one’s guard; be cautious or wary about; be alert to

arbiter

someone chosen to judge and decide a disputed issue

brim

the top edge of a vessel or other container

audit

examine carefully for accuracy

atrocity

an act of shocking cruelty

brink

the edge of a steep place

bristle

a stiff hair

beset

assail or attack on all sides

beneficial

promoting or enhancing well-being

blockade

a war measure isolating an area of importance to the enemy

augment

enlarge or increase

assassination

murder of a public figure by surprise attack

betroth

give to in marriage

bleak

unpleasantly cold and damp

bias

a partiality preventing objective consideration of an issue

bard

a lyric poet

blight

any plant disease resulting in withering without rotting

billow

a large sea wave

bombard

throw bombs at or attack with bombs

boon

something that is desirable, favorable, or beneficial

assailant

someone who attacks

benevolence

disposition to do good

atheism

the doctrine or belief that there is no God

bate

moderate or restrain; lessen the force of

aversion

a feeling of intense dislike

artery

a blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the body

bigot

a prejudiced person who is intolerant of differing opinions

beneficent

doing or producing good

beget

generate children

beau

a man with whom one has a romantic relationship

benefactor

a person who helps people or institutions

avarice

reprehensible acquisitiveness; insatiable desire for wealth

autobiography

a book or account of your own life

balm

preparation applied externally as a remedy or for soothing

attest

provide evidence for

borough

an English town

arbitrate

act between parties with a view to reconciling differences

artful

not straightforward or candid

archives

collection of records especially about an institution

bewitch

cast a spell over someone or something

bog

wet spongy ground of decomposing vegetation

braid

make by interlacing

blasphemy

profane language

breaker

waves breaking on the shore

assimilate

make alike

asunder

into parts or pieces

beguile

attract; cause to be enamored

blues

a state of depression

ascetic

someone who practices self denial as a spiritual discipline

bequeath

leave or give, especially by will after one’s death

assiduous

marked by care and persistent effort

brazen

unrestrained by convention or propriety

authoritative

of recognized power or excellence

auxiliary

furnishing added support

beck

a beckoning gesture

arable

capable of being farmed productively

audacious

disposed to venture or take risks

arduous

characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion

bide

dwell

bethink

cause oneself to consider something

ardor

feelings of great warmth and intensity

arrogance

overbearing pride evidenced by a superior manner

belligerent

characteristic of an enemy or one eager to fight

boisterous

full of rough and exuberant animal spirits

babble

utter meaningless sounds

bailiff

officer of the court employed to execute writs and processes

bolster

support and strengthen

archipelago

a group of many islands in a large body of water

bourgeois

being of the property-owning class

benign

kind in disposition or manner

bravo

a cry of approval as from an audience at the end of great performance

autocrat

a cruel and oppressive dictator

bombardment

an attack by dropping explosive devices

artisan

a skilled worker who practices some trade or handicraft

atonement

the act of making amends for sin or wrongdoing

boatswain

a petty officer on a merchant ship

arid

lacking sufficient water or rainfall

brag

show off

barb

a point facing the main point making an arrowhead or spear

aroma

any property detected by the sense of smell

azure

of a deep somewhat purplish blue color

blithe

carefree and happy and lighthearted

blithe

carefree and happy and lighthearted

autonomy

political independence

bereave

deprive through death

bale

a large bundle bound for storage or transport

bastard

the illegitimate offspring of unmarried parents

boycott

refusal to have commercial dealings with some organization

brawl

to quarrel noisily, angrily or disruptively

artifice

a deceptive maneuver, especially to avoid capture

auburn

(of hair) colored a moderate reddish-brown

averse

strongly opposed

atrocious

shockingly brutal or cruel

benefice

an endowed church office giving income to its holder

auspicious

auguring favorable circumstances and good luck

bizarre

conspicuously or grossly unconventional or unusual

benediction

a ceremonial prayer invoking divine protection

bibliography

a list of writings with time and place of publication

balk

refuse to comply

astronomical

relating to the branch of physics studying celestial bodies

avalanche

a slide of large masses of snow, ice and mud down a mountain

bluster

be gusty, as of wind

brandish

move or swing back and forth

brigadier

a general officer ranking below a major general

brigand

an armed thief who is (usually) a member of a band

arbor

a framework that supports climbing plants

bawl

cry loudly

august

profoundly honored

blemish

a mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something

bray

the cry of an ass

barrister

a British lawyer who speaks in the higher courts of law

blanch

turn pale, as if in fear

barometer

an instrument that measures atmospheric pressure

aptitude

inherent ability

arcade

a structure composed of arches supported by columns

auspice

a favorable omen

ascendant

tending or directed upward

belated

after the expected or usual time

bane

something causing misery or death

befriend

become friends with

aver

declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true

astute

marked by practical hardheaded intelligence

archdeacon

(Anglican Church) an ecclesiastical dignitary usually ranking just below a bishop

axiom

a proposition that is not susceptible of proof or disproof

bask

expose oneself to warmth and light, as for relaxation

avid

marked by active interest and enthusiasm

barring

the act of excluding someone by a negative vote or veto

attache

a specialist assigned to the staff of a diplomatic mission

betoken

be a signal for or a symptom of

bivouac

temporary living quarters built by the army for soldiers

batten

a strip fixed to something to hold it firm

artless

simple and natural; without cunning or deceit

blurt

utter impulsively

bereft

sorrowful through loss or deprivation

brocade

thick heavy expensive material with a raised pattern

arraign

accuse of a wrong or an inadequacy

belie

be in contradiction with

bountiful

producing in abundance

armada

a large fleet

authenticity

undisputed credibility

broach

bring up a topic for discussion

balmy

mild and pleasant

bastion

projecting part of a rampart or other fortification

brawn

the trait of possessing muscular strength

archaic

so extremely old as seeming to belong to an earlier period

brittle

having little elasticity

brine

a strong solution of salt and water used for pickling

awesome

inspiring admiration or wonder

baton

a metal rod wielded or twirled by a drum major or majorette

bowler

a felt hat that is round and hard with a narrow brim

blaspheme

speak of in an irreverent or impious manner

bigotry

intolerance and prejudice

betimes

in good time

athwart

across the course, direction, or center line of a ship

bier

a stand to support a corpse or a coffin prior to burial

brevity

the attribute of being short or fleeting

archangel

a spiritual at the highest rank in the celestial hierarchy

botanical

of or relating to plants

aria

an elaborate song for solo voice

ballast

any heavy material used to stabilize a ship or airship

barrage

the heavy fire of artillery to saturate an area

blighted

affected by something that prevents growth or prosperity

aromatic

having a strong pleasant odor

balsam

any of various fragrant oleoresins used in medicines and perfumes

bicker

argue over petty things

birthright

a right or privilege that you are entitled to at birth

autumnal

of or characteristic of or occurring in the fall

beleaguer

annoy persistently

archaeology

the branch of anthropology that studies prehistoric people

beneficiary

the recipient of funds or other advantages

blare

make a loud noise

bilateral

having two sides or parts

boor

a crude uncouth ill-bred person lacking refinement

bequest

a gift of personal property by will

aqueduct

a conduit that carries water over a valley

authenticate

establish the undisputed credibility of something

assuage

provide physical relief, as from pain

ascendancy

the state when one person or group has power over another

asteroid

a small celestial body composed of rock and metal

assay

a test of a substance to determine its components

baste

cover with liquid before cooking

bereaved

sorrowful through loss or deprivation

aura

distinctive but intangible quality around a person or thing

arrears

the state of being behind in payments

bravado

a swaggering show of courage

betrothal

the act of becoming engaged

askance

with suspicion or disapproval

augur

predict from an omen

awry

turned or twisted to one side

astral

being or relating to or resembling or emanating from stars

brawny

possessing physical strength and weight; rugged and powerful

blasphemous

grossly irreverent toward what is held to be sacred

blatant

without any attempt at concealment; completely obvious

attenuate

become weaker, in strength, value, or magnitude

bereavement

state of sorrow over the death or departure of a loved one

bodice

part of a dress above the waist

aspirant

an ambitious young person

baleful

threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments

bouillon

a clear seasoned broth

blotch

an irregularly shaped spot

betide

become of; happen to

avocation

an auxiliary activity

baritone

the second lowest adult male singing voice

brimstone

an old name for sulfur

biased

favoring one person or side over another

autocratic

characteristic of an absolute ruler or absolute rule

bemoan

regret strongly

autonomous

existing as an independent entity

avidity

a positive feeling of wanting to push ahead with something

bandy

discuss lightly

benignant

pleasant and beneficial in nature or influence

badger

sturdy carnivorous burrowing mammal with strong claws

blazon

the official symbols of a family, state, etc.

armful

the quantity that can be contained in the limbs

asperity

harshness of manner

ashen

pale from illness or emotion

bombast

pompous or pretentious talk or writing

apropos

of a suitable, fitting, or pertinent nature

bogus

fraudulent; having a misleading appearance

bestial

resembling a beast; showing lack of human sensibility

belittle

cause to seem less serious

attune

adjust or accustom to; bring into harmony with

augury

an event indicating important things to come

asterisk

a star-shaped character used in printing

attenuated

reduced in strength

banal

repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse

askew

turned or twisted to one side

armory

a structure where military equipment is stored

brae

a slope or hillside

automaton

a mechanism that can move independently of external control

brash

offensively bold

brazier

large metal container in which coal or charcoal is burned

bight

a bend or curve (especially in a coastline)

arroyo

a stream or brook

backslide

return to a lower level, as in one’s morals or standards

botch

make a mess of, destroy, or ruin

authoritarian

characteristic of an absolute ruler or absolute rule

bevy

a flock of birds

bantering

cleverly amusing in tone

behoove

be appropriate or necessary

behoove

be appropriate or necessary

audition

perform in order to get a role

autopsy

an examination and dissection of a dead body

assessor

an official who evaluates property in order to tax it

beholden

under a moral obligation to someone

aqueous

similar to or containing or dissolved in water

aquiline

curved down like an eagle’s beak

bilious

relating to a digestive juice secreted by the liver

arabesque

position in which the dancer has one leg raised behind

atrophy

a decrease in size of an organ caused by disease or disuse

bludgeon

a club used as a weapon

auditory

of or relating to the process of hearing

bestride

get up on the back of

artifact

a man-made object

archetype

something that serves as a model

autocracy

a theory favoring unlimited authority by an individual

bauble

cheap showy jewelry or ornament

brochure

a small book usually having a paper cover

becalm

make still, steady, or tranquil

blandishment

flattery intended to persuade

bicameral

consisting of two chambers

baneful

deadly or sinister

breech

opening in the barrel of a gun where bullets can be loaded

begrudge

be envious of or feel annoyance toward

azalea

any of numerous ornamental shrubs grown for their showy flowers of various colors

biennial

occurring every second year

brackish

slightly salty

bacchanal

wild gathering involving excessive drinking and promiscuity

arrant

without qualification; used informally as intensifiers

bona fide

not counterfeit or copied

braggart

a very boastful and talkative person

aurora

bands of light caused by charged solar particles

astringent

tending to draw together or constrict soft organic tissue

arrogate

seize and take control without authority

ascension

a movement upward

attrition

the act of rubbing together

bigamy

the offense of marrying someone while you have a spouse

bedeck

decorate

aspersion

a disparaging remark

benignity

the quality of being kind and gentle

berate

censure severely or angrily

bevel

two surfaces meeting at an angle different from 90 degrees

bedraggle

make wet and dirty, as from rain

Augustinian

a Roman Catholic friar or monk belonging to one of the Augustinian monastic orders

behemoth

someone or something that is abnormally large and powerful

baize

a bright green fabric napped to resemble felt

auricle

a pouch projecting from an atrium of the heart

biped

an animal that walks on two legs

boorish

ill-mannered and coarse in behavior or appearance

badinage

frivolous banter

bookish

characterized by diligent study and fondness for reading

beatific

resembling or befitting an angel or saint

billowing

characterized by great swelling waves or surges

bemuse

cause to be confused emotionally

bombastic

ostentatiously lofty in style

awl

a pointed tool for marking surfaces or for punching holes

bellicose

having or showing a ready disposition to fight

boll

the rounded seed-bearing capsule of a cotton or flax plant

bovine

any of various wild or domestic cattle

athirst

(usually followed by `for’) extremely desirous

bilingual

using or knowing two languages

atavism

a reappearance of an earlier characteristic

bohemian

a nonconformist who lives an unconventional life

bilge

where the sides of the vessel curve in to form the bottom

bole

the main stem of a tree

bemused

perplexed by many conflicting situations or statements

aureole

the outermost region of the sun’s atmosphere

bagatelle

something of little value or significance

arcane

requiring secret or mysterious knowledge

barefaced

with no effort to conceal

bric-a-brac

miscellaneous curios

beatitude

a state of supreme happiness

atheistic

related to a lack of belief in the existence of God

beatify

make blessedly happy

befuddle

be confusing or perplexing to

bawdy

humorously vulgar

Arthurian

of or relating to King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table

baroque

relating to an elaborately ornamented style of art and music

aviary

a building where birds are kept

besmear

spread or daub (a surface)

bacchanalian

used of riotously drunken merrymaking

bacterium

single-celled or noncellular organisms lacking chlorophyll

belabor

beat soundly

bedizen

decorate tastelessly

belay

turn a rope around something in order to secure it

berserk

frenzied as if possessed by a demon

boggle

overcome with amazement

bombardier

the member of a bomber crew responsible for using the bombsight and releasing the bombs on the target

bibliophile

someone who loves and usually collects books

auriferous

containing gold

auricular

relating to, perceived by, or shaped like the ears

arboreal

of or relating to or formed by trees

braggadocio

vain and empty boasting

bilk

cheat somebody out of what is due, especially money

besmirch

smear so as to make dirty or stained

brindled

having a gray or brown streak or a patchy coloring

bedlam

a state of extreme confusion and disorder

asinine

devoid of intelligence

argot

a characteristic language of a particular group

bolero

a Spanish dance in triple time accompanied by guitar

blase

nonchalantly unconcerned

befog

make less visible or unclear

atavistic

characteristic of a throwback

archaism

the use of an outdated expression

blandness

lacking any distinctive or interesting taste property

bibliomania

preoccupation with the acquisition and possession of books

bibulous

given to or marked by the consumption of alcohol

benison

a spoken blessing

assignee

the party to whom something is assigned

bestrew

cover by strewing

blithesome

carefree and happy and lighthearted

atypical

not representative of a group, class, or type

asexual

not having or involving sex

avuncular

being or relating to an uncle

aural

of or pertaining to hearing or the ear

blackball

vote against; refuse to endorse; refuse to assent

bedaub

spread or daub (a surface)

assonant

having the same sound (especially the same vowel sound) occurring in successive stressed syllables

auroral

characteristic of the dawn

arborescent

resembling a tree in form and branching structure

botanize

collect and study plants

assonance

the repetition of similar vowels in successive words

bigamist

someone who marries one person while already legally married to another

aseptic

free of pathological microorganisms

arboretum

a facility where trees and shrubs are cultivated

bifurcated

divided into or made up of two parts

braze

solder together by using hard solder with a high melting point

blowhard

a very boastful and talkative person

astigmatism

impaired eyesight common in nearsighted people

beeline

the most direct route

au courant

being up to a particular standard or up to date in knowledge

asymmetric

characterized by lack of balance in the arrangement of parts

atomizer

a dispenser that turns a liquid into a fine mist

barograph

a recording barometer

arboriculture

the cultivation of tree for the production of timber

arrhythmic

lacking a steady beat or accent

barcarole

a boating song sung by Venetian gondoliers

barterer

a trader who exchanges goods and not money

Bacchanalia

an orgiastic festival in ancient Greece in honor of Dionysus

autarchy

a political system governed by a single individual

Briticism

an expression that is used in Great Britain

assonate

correspond in vowel sounds; rhyme in assonance

artifact

a man-made object

bristle

a stiff hair

artesian well

a well drilled through impermeable strata into strata that receive water from a higher altitude so there is pressure to force the water to flow upward

bloat

swelling of the intestinal tract of animals caused by gas

biographer

someone who writes an account of a person’s life

avant-garde

radically new or original

attorney general

the chief law officer of a country or state

arch

a curved masonry construction for spanning an opening

bowdlerize

edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate

arrears

the state of being behind in payments

bocconia

herb of China and Japan widely cultivated for its plumelike panicles of creamy white flowers

blanch

turn pale, as if in fear

belated

after the expected or usual time

blase

nonchalantly unconcerned

blasphemy

profane language

brogan

a thick and heavy shoe

brogue

a thick and heavy shoe

broil

cook by exposing to strong heat in a part of an oven
بازی یادگیری زبان انگلیسی