7001 - 8000 Vocabulary List for Visiting Scholars in the USA - Page 8

Word Type Used in a Sentence Synonym
arduous adj. Compiling this list of words is an arduous task. demanding great effort, difficult
arrogant adj. We felt he might be an arrogant person to work for. unwarranted demands from overbearing pride
arson noun The fire at the factory became a case of arson. crime of maliciously setting fire for profit
articulate adj. He gave a very articulate explanation of the problem. use of clear, expressive language
asphalt noun They paved the road with asphalt. a brownish-black solid used for paving
assassinate verb They tried to assassinate the governor. to murder a prominent person for political reasons
assiduous adj. We need an assiduous person to do that job. constant in attention to details, diligent
assimilate verb I need to learn how to assimilate all that knowledge. to incorporate and absorb into the mind
assortment noun In my shop I have a wide assortment of nails. a collection of various kinds, a variety
assuage verb We must assuage their chronic insecurity. to make something burdensome or less severe