7001 - 8000 Vocabulary List for Visiting Scholars in the USA - Page 5

Word Type Used in a Sentence Synonym
ameliorate verb Do all you can to ameliorate our difficult problem. to make better, improve
amnesty noun The government offered amnesty to all who ask. a general pardon granted by the government
amorphous adj. Scientists determine what is that amorphous mass. lacking definite form, shapeless
amputate verb Doctors must amputate the leg to save his life. cut of part of the body by surgery
anarchy noun The protesters actions are creating anarchy. absence of any form of political authority
anesthetic noun Television has acted as an anesthetic for the mind. an agent that causes loss of sensation
animate verb The clown will animate the children's party. to give life, to impart interest
annihilate verb The bombing will annihilate the city. destroy completely
annotate verb Critics annotate their opinions of books and movies. to furnish critical commentary
annul verb They will annul the marriage because of deception. to declare void or invalid