Vocabulary Exercise: Definitions

List Number: 10514

Vocabulary Practice

    Word * Part of Speech Definition Audio Available?
    mortgage Noun A form of secured loan obtained to purchase a house or property Yes
    mortgage Verb To borrow money against a property Yes
    morsel Noun A small fragment or share of something, commonly applied to food Yes
    certain Adjective Sure, positive, not doubting Yes
    certain Adjective Having been determined but unspecified Yes
    surly Adjective Irritated, bad-tempered, unfriendly Yes
    surly Adjective Threatening, menacing, gloomy Yes
    surgeon Noun One who performs surgery; a doctor who performs operations on people or animals Yes
    earnest Adjective Ardent in the pursuit of an object; eager to obtain or do; zealous with sincerity; with hearty endeavor; heartfelt; fervent; Yes
    earnest Adjective Intent; fixed closely Yes
    earnest Adjective Serious; important Yes
    earnest Noun Seriousness; reality; fixed determination; eagerness; intentness Yes
    earnest Noun Something given, or a part paid beforehand, as a pledge; pledge; a token of what is to come Yes
    earnest Noun Something of value given by the buyer to the seller, to bind the bargain and prove the sale Yes
    earnest Verb To use in earnest Yes
    journal Noun A diary or daily record of a person Yes
    journal Noun A newspaper or magazine dealing with a particular subject Yes
    journal Noun The part of a shaft or axle that rests on bearings Yes
    journal Noun A chronological record of changes made to a database or other system Yes
    audit Noun An examination in general Yes
    audit Noun A judicial examination Yes
    audit Noun An independent review and examination of records and activities to assess the adequacy of system controls Yes
    audit Verb To review and examine system records and activities in order to test the adequacy and effectiveness of data security and data integrity procedures Yes
    audit Verb To attend an academic class on a not-for-academic-credit basis Yes
    caustic Adjective Capable of burning, corroding, or destroying organic tissue Yes
    caustic Adjective Sharp, bitter, cutting, biting, sarcastic Yes
    caustic Noun Any substance or means which, applied to animal or other organic tissue, burns, corrodes, or destroys it by chemical action Yes
    caustic Noun Caustic soda Yes
    awkward Adjective Wanting dexterity in the use of the hands, or of instruments Yes
    awkward Adjective Not easily managed or effected; embarrassing Yes
    gaudy Adjective Excessively showy or ornamented in a tasteless or vulgar manner Yes

    Vocabulary Word Activities

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    • Find and learn the definition of the word.
    • Know how to pronounce the word.
    • Which parts of speech is the word used as (e.g. noun, verb)?
    • What are other forms of the word such as plurals or tenses.
    • What are synonyms of the word?
    • What are antonyms of the word?
    • What is the origin or etymology of the word?
    • What words rhyme with this word?

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