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The top 1,000 vocabulary words have been carefully chosen to represent difficult but common words that appear in everyday academic and business writing.
30 апреля 2016 в 19:47 (текущая версия от 1 мая 2016 в 11:17)
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To create this list, we started with the words that give our users the most trouble and then ranked them by how frequently they appear in our corpus of billions of words from edited sources. If you only have time to study one list of words, this is the list.
1 "exert" - make a great effort at a mental or physical task. School boards may come to exert even greater influence over what students read. "oppress" - come down on or keep down by unjust use of one's authority. Those who managed to survive were later oppressed by Poland's post-war communist authorities.
2 "contend" - compete for something. But eight men, however bold and stout-hearted, could not long contend with an enemy at least four times their number. "stake" - a strong wooden or metal post driven into the ground. His remains were buried in Cannon Street, and a stake was driven through the body.
3 "toil" - work hard. He toiled in the sweat of his brow, tilling the stubborn ground, taking out stones, building fences. "perish" - pass from physical life. Simon Wiesenthal's parents are long since deceased, with his father dying in World War I and his mother perishing in the Holocaust.
4 "disposition" - your usual mood. Melancholia — the state of mind — can hide behind seemingly sunny dispositions. "rail" - complain bitterly. Mr. Gray railed against lengthy stage directions, saying he crossed them out in scripts before he would begin rehearsals with his actors.
5 "cardinal" - one of a group of prominent bishops in the Sacred College. Each time he names cardinals he puts his stamp on Roman Catholicism's future by choosing men who share his views. "boast" - show off. Mr. Estes was also well connected politically, boasting that the president of the United States took his calls.
6 "advocate" - a person who pleads for a person, cause, or idea. Well, safety advocates, consumers and the government dragged the automobile industry toward including seat belts, air bags, more visible taillights and other safety features. "bestow" - present. He bestowed public buildings and river improvements in return for votes.
7 "allege" - report or maintain. It is being fired into enclosed areas and homes, the human rights group alleges. "notwithstanding" - despite anything to the contrary. He seems to have taken things easily enough, notwithstanding the sorrow and suffering that surrounded him on every side.
8 "lofty" - of imposing height; especially standing out above others. He found himself in an enormous hall with a lofty ceiling. "multitude" - a large indefinite number. Department store chains in general have been strained in recent years as a " multitude" of alternatives has emerged, all competing for customers.
9 "steep" - having a sharp inclination. It was narrow and very steep, and had precipices in all parts, so that they could not mount upward except one at a time. "heed" - pay close attention to. But Cain was already too far gone to heed the warning voice.
10 "modest" - not large but sufficient in size or amount. A healthy person living in an unfashionable city with no student loans to pay off can get by on a fairly modest income. "partial" - being or affecting only a segment. Generalizations of this sweeping order are apt to contain only partial truth.
11 "apt" - naturally disposed toward. Another reason to display beds at an electronics show: consumers are apt to use high-tech devices while tucked in. "esteem" - the condition of being honored. Despite being held in the highest esteem by his fellow poets, Redgrove never quite achieved the critical reception or readership he deserved.
12 "credible" - appearing to merit belief or acceptance. Mike Mullen, then chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has acknowledged receiving the memo but said he ignored it as not credible. "provoke" - provide the needed stimulus for. It provoked a bigger reaction than we could ever have anticipated.
13 "tread" - a step in walking or running. The farmer went down, his clumsy boots making no sound on the uncarpeted stairway, so careful was his tread. "ascertain" - learn or discover with confidence. Health care providers and manufacturers can ascertain alternative treatment more effectively by tackling predicted drug shortage incidences early in the process.
14 "fare" - proceed or get along. A recent study breaks down how graduates with various college degrees are faring in today's difficult job market. "cede" - relinquish possession or control over. Some militia chiefs say they will only cede command of their fighters once an organized military and security apparatus is in place.
15 "perpetual" - continuing forever or indefinitely. The river is a perpetual enjoyment, always something going on. "decree" - a legally binding command or decision. While the decree takes effect immediately, it requires Parliament's approval within 60 days to remain in force.
16 "contrive" - make or work out a plan for; devise. The wily Roc, never taken much by surprise, contrived to escape, but old Tributor and his men were all captured. "derived" - formed or developed from something else; not original. Modern kale, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, and kohlrabi are all members of the same species, derived from a single prehistoric plant variety.
17 "elaborate" - marked by complexity and richness of detail. But the tobacco industry and owners of other convenience stores say tribal cigarette manufacturing is just an elaborate form of tax evasion. "substantial" - capable of being treated as fact. Defence lawyers said the large number of forensic tests which had been carried out had failed to find any substantial evidence linked to the accused.
18 "frontier" - a wilderness at the edge of a settled area of a country. Adding to the precarious security situation, tribesmen kidnapped 18 Egyptian border guards along the frontier with Israel in Sinai Peninsula. "facile" - arrived at without due care or effort; lacking depth. As one teacher remarks about a troubled student, "There is no facile solution."
19 "cite" - make reference to. The Federal Reserve has pledged low interest rates until late 2014, citing in part the weakness of the job market. "warrant" - show to be reasonable or provide adequate ground for. In the United Kingdom and Europe the devices are not used unless the need is warranted by the patient's medical condition.
20 "sob" - weep convulsively. He cried and trembled, sobbing, while they spoke, like the child he was. "rider" - a traveler who actively sits and travels on an animal. In horseback riding, a rider will give commands by squeezing or lengthening the reins and altering the position of his legs.
21 "dense" - permitting little if any light to pass through. Dense black smoke rose in the distance as demonstrators burned tires in Shiite villages. "afflict" - cause physical pain or suffering in. Melanoma globally afflicts nearly 160,000 new people each year.
22 "flourish" - grow vigorously. His business had been all along steadily flourishing, his patrons had been of high social position, some most illustrious, others actually royal. "ordain" - invest with ministerial or priestly authority. One of the present bishops was consecrated when quite a young boy, and deacons are often ordained at sixteen, and even much earlier.
23 "pious" - having or showing or expressing reverence for a deity. Mother, you see, is a very pious woman, and she attributes it all to Providence, saying that it was the Divine interference in her behalf. "vex" - disturb, especially by minor irritations. There are vexing problems slowing the growth and the practical implementation of big data technologies.
24 "gravity" - the force of attraction between all masses in the universe. Once captured, the combined object will have a new center of gravity and may be spinning in an uncontrolled way. "suspended" - supported or kept from sinking or falling by buoyancy. Frustrating enough at ground level, but can you imagine the agony about a stranded, ever-soggier Oreo being suspended 11 feet above the ground?
25 "conspicuous" - obvious to the eye or mind. Its bright scarlet fruits are conspicuous in late autumn. "retort" - a quick reply to a question or remark. Having put him in ill humour with this retort, she fled away rejoicing.
26 "jet" - an airplane powered by gas turbines. Typhoon fighter jets, helicopters, two warships and bomb disposal experts will also be on duty to guard against security threats. "bolt" - run away. The blare of bugles was heard, and a few seconds afterwards Jackson, still facing the enemy, shouted: "By Jupiter, they're bolting, sir."
27 "assent" - to agree or express agreement. His two companions readily assented, and the promise was mutually given and received. "purse" - a sum spoken of as the contents of a money container. She watched over her husband, kept his accounts, held the family purse, managed all his affairs.
28 "plus" - the arithmetic operation of summing. The survey's margin of error was plus or minus four percentage points. "sanction" - give authority or permission to. The Securities and Exchange Commission said last year it had sanctioned 39 senior officers for conduct related to the housing market meltdown.
29 "proceeding" - a sequence of steps by which legal judgments are invoked. Chu attended the special court-martial proceeding on Monday in Hawaii, Hill said. "exalt" - praise, glorify, or honor. Some exalt themselves by anonymously posting their own laudatory reviews.
30 "siege" - an action of an armed force that surrounds a fortified place. Rebellion broke out, and finally the aged Caliph, after enduring a siege of several weeks, was murdered in his own house. "malice" - feeling a need to see others suffer. He viewed the moths with malice, their fluttering wings fanning his resentment.
31 "extravagant" - recklessly wasteful. Advisers say new millionaires are prone to mistakes, like making extravagant purchases or risky deals with friends. "wax" - increase in phase. Carols had existed for centuries, though their popularity waxed and waned as different governments and religious movements periodically declared them sinful.
32 "throng" - press tightly together or cram. Deafening cheers rent the air as he landed; hundreds thronged around him to clasp his hand. "venerate" - regard with feelings of respect and reverence. He venerated me like a being descended from an upper world.
33 "assail" - attack someone physically or emotionally. His campaign even issued a press release assailing other rivals for, in Mr. Paul's view, taking Mr. Romney's quote about firing people out of context. "sublime" - of high moral or intellectual value. He was uneven, disproportioned, saying ordinary things on great occasions, and now and then, without the slightest provocation, uttering the sublimest and most beautiful thoughts.
34 "exploit" - draw from; make good use of. As humans increasingly exploit the deep seas for fish, oil and mining, understanding how species are dispersed is crucial, Copley said. "exertion" - use of physical or mental energy; hard work. One day overcome by exertion, she fainted in the street.
35 "kindle" - catch fire. Then a match was kindled and fire applied. "endow" - furnish with a capital fund. The grammar school here, founded in 1533, is liberally endowed, with scholarships and exhibitions.
36 "imposed" - set forth authoritatively as obligatory. The Arab League has already suspended Syria and imposed economic sanctions. "humiliate" - cause to feel shame. The letter claims pensioners are too often patronised, humiliated, denied privacy or even medical treatment.
37 "suffrage" - a legal right to vote. There has been a great deal said in this country of late in regard to giving the right of suffrage to women. "ensue" - issue or terminate in a specified way. An uproar ensued months after the approval, when opponents realized the online gambling measure had been slipped in.
38 "brook" - a natural stream of water smaller than a river. He walked across the little bridge over the brook and at once his mood changed. "gale" - a strong wind moving 45-90 knots. The gale was accompanied, as usual, by incessant rain and thick weather, and a heavy confused sea kept our decks always flooded.
39 "muse" - reflect deeply on a subject. Musing about the Big Picture may be a lot more gratifying than focusing on the details of the specific policies that aren't working. "satire" - witty language used to convey insults or scorn. There's plenty of humor on Russian television, though not much political satire; Mr. Putin put a stop to that long ago.
40 "intrigue" - cause to be interested or curious. Designing and building models that intrigue and educate without overwhelming has been challenging. "indication" - something that serves to suggest. Authorities said an autopsy found no indications of foul play or obvious signs of trauma on Houston.
41 "dispatch" - send away towards a designated goal. More than one assassin was dispatched by the Turkish authorities to murder Napoleon. "cower" - crouch or curl up. The knaves lowered their weapons and shrank back cowering before him.
42 "wont" - an established custom. He made his customary slick feeds to open teammates, but as is their wont, the Nets struggled at times to convert points on his passes. "tract" - a system of body parts that serve some particular purpose. When probiotics flourish in the digestive tract, nutrients are better absorbed and bad bugs are held at bay, research suggests.
43 "canon" - a collection of books accepted as holy scripture. For me, all novels of any consequence are literary, and they take their place, high and low, in the canon of English literature. "impel" - cause to move forward with force. Some power beyond his comprehension was impelling him toward the neighboring city.
44 "latitude" - freedom from normal restraints in conduct. Great employees often get more latitude to bring up controversial subjects in a group setting because their performance allows greater freedom. "vacate" - leave behind empty; move out of. Their number diminished sharply after Villaraigosa announced last week that he wanted protesters to vacate the grounds by Monday or be forcibly removed.
45 "undertaking" - any piece of work that is attempted. "Let my epitaph be, Here lies Joseph, who was unsuccessful in all his undertakings." "slay" - kill intentionally and with premeditation. "It were shame," said Lancelot, "for an armed to slay an unarmed man."
46 "predecessor" - one who precedes you in time. Heller fills in the blanks about Taft, overshadowed by colorful predecessor Teddy Roosevelt. "delicacy" - the quality of being exquisitely fine in appearance. This refinement appears in his works, which are full of artistic grace and dainty delicacy.
47 "forsake" - leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch. "I'm surprised," said Philip, cautiously opening fire, "that you were ever allowed to forsake your native land." "beseech" - ask for or request earnestly. Utterly distraught, he ran up and down the bank, hunting for his clothes, calling, crying out, imploring, beseeching help from somewhere.
48 "philosophical" - relating to the investigation of existence and knowledge. His arguments, like Einstein's, were qualitative, verging on highly philosophical. "grove" - a small growth of trees without underbrush. Soon after we came to Pasadena, father bought an orange grove of twenty-five acres.
49 "frustrate" - hinder or prevent, as an effort, plan, or desire. Frustrated after two years of missed budget targets, finance chiefs demanded Greek officials put their verbal commitments into law. "illustrious" - widely known and esteemed. She will be joining an illustrious list of recipients that include Winston Churchill, Nelson Mandela, Pope John Paul II and Princess Diana.
50 "device" - an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose. You've probably also noticed that the telephone and computer are no longer the only devices on your employees' desks. "pomp" - cheap or pretentious or vain display. Throughout U.S. history, Americans have been fascinated by royal pomp -- even on a movie screen.

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