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Top 1000 vocabularies

These are the 1000 most commonly used English words and their meanings. This is useful for learning English quickly. When you can use all these words with confidence, your English vocabulary will be fully functional.

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  • noun:ability
  • plural noun:abilities

1)possession of the means or skill to do something.

"the manager had lost his ability to motivate the players"

2)talent, skill, or proficiency in a particular area.

"a man of exceptional ability"


  • adjective:able
  • comparative adjective:abler
  • superlative adjective:ablest

1)having the power, skill, means, or opportunity to do something.

"he was able to read Greek at the age of eight"

2)having considerable skill, proficiency, or intelligence.

"the dancers were technically very able"


  • adverb:about

1)used to indicate movement in an area.

"men were floundering about"

2)used to express location in a particular place.

"there was a lot of flu about"


  • adverb:above

1)at a higher level or layer.

"place a quantity of mud in a jar with water above"


  • verb:accept
  • 3rd person present:accepts
  • past tense:accepted
  • past participle:accepted
  • gerund or present participle:accepting

1)consent to receive (a thing offered).

"he accepted a pen as a present"

2)believe or come to recognize (an opinion, explanation, etc.) as valid or correct.

"this tentative explanation came to be accepted by the group"


  • gerund or present participle:according

1)give or grant someone (power, status, or recognition).

"the powers accorded to the head of state"

2)(of a concept or fact) be harmonious or consistent with.

"his views accorded well with those of Merivale"


  • noun:account
  • plural noun:accounts

1)a report or description of an event or experience.

"a detailed account of what has been achieved"

2)a record or statement of financial expenditure and receipts relating to a particular period or purpose.

"the ledger contains all the income and expense accounts"


  • adverb:across

1)from one side to the other of a place, area, etc.

"he had swum across"

2)used to express position or orientation.

"he looked across at me"


  • noun:act
  • plural noun:acts
  • noun:Act of Parliament
  • plural noun:Acts of Parliament
  • noun:Act

1)a thing done; a deed.

"a criminal act"

2)a pretense.

"she was putting on an act and laughing a lot"


  • noun:action
  • plural noun:actions

1)the fact or process of doing something, typically to achieve an aim.

"he vowed to take tougher action against persistent offenders"

2)a thing done; an act.

"she frequently questioned his actions"


  • noun:activity
  • plural noun:activities
  • noun:activity coefficient
  • plural noun:activity coefficients

1)the condition in which things are happening or being done.

"there has been a sustained level of activity in the economy"

2)a thing that a person or group does or has done.

"the firm's marketing activities"


  • adverb:actually

1)as the truth or facts of a situation; really.

"we must pay attention to what young people are actually doing"

2)used to emphasize that something someone has said or done is surprising.

"he actually expected me to be pleased about it!"


  • noun:ADD

1)any of a range of behavioral disorders occurring primarily in children, including such symptoms as poor concentration, hyperactivity, and impulsivity.


  • noun:address
  • plural noun:addresses

1)the particulars of the place where someone lives or an organization is situated.

"they exchanged addresses and agreed to keep in touch"

2)a formal speech delivered to an audience.

"she delivered an address to the National Council of Teachers"


  • noun:administration

1)the process or activity of running a business, organization, etc.

"the day-to-day administration of the company"

2)the management of public affairs; government.

"the inhabitants of the island voted to remain under French administration"


  • verb:admit
  • 3rd person present:admits
  • past tense:admitted
  • past participle:admitted
  • gerund or present participle:admitting

1)confess to be true or to be the case, typically with reluctance.

"the office finally admitted that several prisoners had been injured"

2)allow (someone) to enter a place.

"senior citizens are admitted free to the museum"


  • noun:adult
  • plural noun:adults

1)a person who is fully grown or developed.

"children should be accompanied by an adult"


  • noun:affect

1)emotion or desire, especially as influencing behavior or action.


  • adjective:after


"he was sorry in after years"

2)nearer the stern of a ship.

"the after cabin"


  • adverb:again

1)another time; once more.

"it was great to meet old friends again"

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