WORD LISTS

The Top 50 Word Lists Created by Visual Thesaurus Subscribers

100 Words Every Middle Schooler Should Know (100 words)
December 16, 2014
American Heritage Dictionaries normally feature about 70,000 entries. From that multitude, the editors have chosen 100 words that are neither obscure...
The Vocabulary.com Top 1000 (1000 words)
May 12, 2012
The top 1,000 vocabulary words have been carefully chosen to represent difficult but common words that appear in everyday academic and business...
GRE High Frequency Words (334 words)
October 8, 2012
Barron's GRE 17th Edition High Freq Words
100 SAT Words Beginning with "A" (100 words)
August 11, 2014
What better way to prepare for the sentence completion and passage-based questions on the SAT than to commit yourself to completing our alphabetically...
The New SAT: Language of the Test - List #1 (25 words)
March 18, 2019
How can you perform well on the new reading section of the SAT if you don’t fully understand the language being used in the directions and in the...
100 Words Every High School Graduate Should Know (100 words)
August 27, 2014
Words selected by the Editors of the American Heritage® Dictionaries. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.
300 Most Difficult SAT Words (300 words)
September 30, 2012
Hardest out of the 1000 most common SAT words. Knowing all of these is the safest way to guarantee a good mark in the critical reading and writing...
Power Prefix: anti- (10 words)
August 20, 2019
Learn these words beginning with the prefix anti. meaning "against," "in opposition to," or "opposite of." Want to...
Some Helpful Poetry Terms (24 words)
September 5, 2014
One of the stumbling blocks when trying to study poetry is that it seems like a different world. Familiar things, like words, are put to unfamiliar...
Jim Burke's Academic Vocabulary List (358 words)
February 21, 2014
A thorough survey of various textbooks, assignments, content area standards, and examinations yields the following list of words compiled by Jim...
The New SAT: Words to Capture Tone - List #1 (25 words)
March 18, 2019
On the New SAT, all of the Reading Test questions are multiple choice and are based on reading passages that may be taken from literature, science,...
"The Giver" by Lois Lowry, Chapters 1–4 (30 words)
July 19, 2018
Twelve-year-old Jonas lives in a regimented community that is free from pain and suffering — but also free from joy, independence, and even color....
The Top 60 Most Common Academic Words (60 words)
January 4, 2010
according to Averil Coxhead's Academic Word List (2000)
"To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee, Chapters 1–6 (25 words)
July 16, 2018
In this classic coming-of-age story, Scout Finch recounts her childhood in Maycomb, Alabama. When Scout's father is appointed to defend a black...
super easy list. get points now (51 words)
January 15, 2014
words stupid people know. get lots of points and achievements with this list.
PSAT Words (87 words)
August 4, 2012
Words I've encountered in practice PSAT tests.
Words Football Fans Can Master Easily (18 words)
January 27, 2014
These vocabulary words should be easy to master for football fans already familiar their definitions in a football context. See the football-specific...
100 SAT Words Beginning with "B" (100 words)
August 11, 2014
Find lists of SAT words organized by every letter of the alphabet here: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K & L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, and W,...
100 SAT words Beginning with W,X,Y, and Z (100 words)
August 11, 2014
Find lists of SAT words organized by every letter of the alphabet here: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K & L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, and W,...
"The Outsiders" by S.E. Hinton, Chapters 1–2 (15 words)
July 16, 2018
In the 1960s, tensions between two rival gangs separated along economic lines reach a violent breaking point. Here are links to our lists for the...
Tier 2 Words for the SBAC ELA Items (68 words)
January 19, 2016
Here are 68 Tier 2 words that are likely to be found on the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) ELA exams for 6th - 11th grades. These words...
Words for April Fool's Day (20 words)
March 29, 2019
You'd be a fool not to learn these words related to pranks, jokes, and deceit. For more on the history of these words, read The Cunning,...
Power Prefix: con- (10 words)
August 20, 2019
Learn these ten words beginning with the prefix con-, meaning "together." Want to increase your prefix power? Learn our complete set of...
Poetic Devices (43 words)
April 4, 2013
These terms will help you identify devices in poetry and also be able to use them as you compose your own.
ASVAB (115 words)
October 2, 2011
ASVAB TEST
In the Mood? 100 Ways to Describe How You Feel (100 words)
November 2, 2015
Creative writers, this one's for you! One teacher's chart shows that emotion words all boil down to fear, anger, happiness, anger, and...
"Romeo and Juliet" by William Shakespeare, Act I (29 words)
August 23, 2019
Here are links to our lists for the play: Act I, Act II, Act III, Act IV, Act V Here are links to other plays by William Shakespeare: Romeo and...
Words inspired by "Inside Out" (20 words)
June 18, 2015
Disney/Pixar's "Inside Out" takes the viewer inside the head of Riley, an 11-year old girl whose emotions are personified by five...
The New SAT: Words to Capture Tone (200 words)
December 15, 2015
On the New SAT, all of the Reading Test questions are multiple choice and are based on reading passages that may be taken from literature, science,...
100 Words to Make You Sound Smart (99 words)
April 26, 2013
Note: Catch-22 is missing from this list. The editors of the American Heritage® Dictionaries are pleased to present the newest title in the...
Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech (1963) (80 words)
January 5, 2018
On August 28, 1963 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech. Speaking from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial...
PARCC: Language of the Test (Grade7) (45 words)
March 21, 2016
Before you can answer a question on the PARCC English Language Arts/Literacy section, you first need to know what the question is asking. Learn this...
The New SAT: Multiple-Meaning Words List #1 (25 words)
March 18, 2019
Context is king -- that’s the lesson you need to internalize as you begin preparing for the vocabulary questions on the new SAT. We have identified...
The Declaration of Independence (30 words)
September 19, 2019
The Declaration of Independence was adopted on July 4, 1776 by the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia. Drafted by Thomas Jefferson, with a...
"Wonder" by R.J. Palacio, Part I (30 words)
November 15, 2017
In this novel, a boy with facial anomalies tries to navigate the sometimes treacherous world of public school. Learn these words from R.J....
"The Giver" by Lois Lowry, Chapters 5–8 (30 words)
July 19, 2018
Twelve-year-old Jonas lives in a regimented community that is free from pain and suffering — but also free from joy, independence, and even color....
"Night" by Elie Wiesel, Sections 1–3 (40 words)
August 15, 2018
In this unflinching memoir, Elie Wiesel describes his experience as a young man imprisoned in a Nazi concentration camp during the Holocaust. Here...
ASVAB Word Knowledge (100 words)
August 3, 2016
The Word Knowledge subtest of the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is a vocabulary test comprised of definition and...
The Vernal Vocabulary of Spring (20 words)
March 20, 2019
Spring is season of rebirth and renewal in the natural world. These words conjure images of greenery and growth.
II (499 words)
September 8, 2019
Learnable words in the list contain a fairly large number of context-based practice questions. 2,800+ words are learnable and masterable through...
Malala (18 words)
August 27, 2017
The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and was Shot by the Taliban
100 SAT Words Beginning with "J," "K," and "L" (100 words)
August 11, 2014
Find lists of SAT words organized by every letter of the alphabet here: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K & L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, and W,...
Power Prefix: fore- (10 words)
August 20, 2019
Learn these words beginning with the power fore, meaning "before." Want to increase your prefix power? Learn our complete set of Power...
Academic Vocabulary Toolkit 1, Words 1-10 (10 words)
June 1, 2015
Kate Kinsella's "The Academic Vocabulary Toolkit" focuses on words used across different subject areas and careers in spoken and...
"Lord of The Flies" by William Golding, Chapters 1-3 (35 words)
August 24, 2018
When they are marooned on a deserted island, a group of schoolboys attempts to form a new society. Learn these word lists for the novel: Chapters...
Russell Brand Inspired (263 words)
May 28, 2013
A list of words which have I've heard while listening to radio shows and stand-up gigs by the British comedian Russell Brand
The Bill of Rights (50 words)
September 19, 2019
Learn these words to better understand the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution.
52 Interesting Words to Know (52 words)
January 4, 2013
2 words for each letter in the alphabet. The words are fun to say and have a cool meaning. 52 words that make you sound smart when you use them.These...
"Hatchet" by Gary Paulsen, Chapters 1–4 (35 words)
July 5, 2019
The sole survivor of a plane crash in the Canadian wilderness, thirteen-year-old Brian Robeson will need resourcefulness, courage, and strength in...
Comfy Cozy (11 words)
January 18, 2018
Here's a list about relaxation and taking it easy. Whether it is for protection from a winter chill or relishing comfort no matter what the...