50 Words to Improve your Vocabulary

A list created by: Lee Sonogan


“Be sure to taste your words before you spit them out.” – Anonymous

I like words and always like to put in as much new words that I have not used before. In this resource of words, you will learn their meanings and maybe even put them to use somehow. Widen your descriptive powers and use them in conversation. In this following list you will want apply them in real life.

  1. Abate (become less in amount or intensity)
  2. Abdicate (give up, such as power, as of monarchs and emperors)
  3. Abstain (refrain from doing, consuming, or partaking in something)
  4. Aesthetic (characterized by an appreciation of beauty or good taste)
  5. Amicable (characterized by friendship and good will)
  6. Benevolent (showing or motivated by sympathy and understanding)
  7. Brazen (unrestrained by convention or propriety)
  8. Brusque (rudely abrupt or blunt in speech or manner)
  9. Capacious (large in the amount that can be contained)
  10. Capitulate (surrender under agreed conditions)
  11. Collaborate (work together on a common enterprise or project)
  12. Conundrum (a difficult problem)
  13. Convergence (the act of coming closer)
  14. Deleterious (harmful to living things)
  15. Digression (a message that departs from the main subject)
  16. Disdain (lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike)
  17. Empathy (understanding and entering into another’s feelings)
  18. Ephemeral (anything short-lived, as an insect that lives only for a day)
  19. Evanescent (tending to vanish like vapor)
  20. Exemplary (worthy of imitation)
  21. Extenuating (partially excusing or justifying)
  22. Florid (elaborately or excessively ornamented)
  23. Forbearance (a delay in enforcing rights or claims or privileges)
  24. Fraught (filled with or attended with)
  25. Frugal (avoiding waste)
  26. Haughty (having or showing arrogant superiority)
  27. Hedonist (someone motivated by desires for sensual pleasures)
  28. Impetuous (characterized by undue haste and lack of thought)
  29. Inevitable (incapable of being avoided or prevented)
  30. Intrepid (invulnerable to fear or intimidation)
  31. Jubilation (a feeling of extreme joy)
  32. Opulent (rich and superior in quality)
  33. Ostentatious (intended to attract notice and impress others)
  34. Perfidious (tending to betray)
  35. Pragmatic (concerned with practical matters)
  36. Procrastinate (postpone doing what one should be doing)
  37. Prosaic (lacking wit or imagination)
  38. Provocative (serving or tending to excite or stimulate)
  39. Prudent (marked by sound judgment)
  40. Querulous (habitually complaining)
  41. Rancorous (showing deep-seated resentment)
  42. Reconciliation (the reestablishment of cordial relations)
  43. Renovation (the act of improving by renewing and restoring)
  44. Restrained (under control)
  45. Reverence (a feeling of profound respect for someone or something)
  46. Sagacity (the ability to understand and discriminate between relations)
  47. Scrutinize (examine carefully for accuracy)
  48. Spontaneous (said or done without having been planned in advance)
  49. Spurious (plausible but false)
  50. Tenacious (stubbornly unyielding)

I want to improve my vocabulary to a point it improves my writing skills and communication skills.

“Your understanding of what you read and hear is, to a very large degree, determined by your vocabulary, so improve your vocabulary daily.” – Zig Ziglar

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