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An English language learning website would not be complete without some word games for visitors to enjoy. The word games available in the Britlish Library are Crossword Puzzles and Wordsearch Puzzles. The interactive games can be played on any device and will help you to improve your vocabulary. They can also be good brain-training exercises and are an entertaining way of passing the time. You will find these games useful if you are a student, someone who enjoys word games, a homeschooler, or anyone else who wants a fun way to pass the time.


Word games like crossword puzzles are an enjoyable to keep your mind sharp while developing your vocabulary skills. These interactive crossword puzzles can be played on any device and will help you to improve your vocabulary. The more puzzles you complete, the more your vocabulary will grow. For those of advancing years, like myself, they are also good brain-training exercises as well as being entertaining ways to pass the time. These puzzles are suitable for students, for those who enjoy word games, for homeschoolers, and for everyone else who has a few minutes to spare in the day.


Did you know that there are over 600,000 words in English? That's a lot of words, and far more than any human being could ever manage to learn. Even Shakespeare only used around 55,000 different words in all of his works. Mind you, he did actually invent quite a few of them. To get a good mastery of English, you do need to expand your vocabulary as much as possible. The more words you know, the better your English will be. The Activities here will help you to quickly develop your vocabulary.

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The 35 words in this crossword puzzle are taken from the 4,015 most common English words database. If you learn all 4,015 of these English words, you will be able to understand 90% of everyday spoken and written English. Developing your vocabulary is one of the most important things you can do to improve your English skills.

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The words used in this puzzle are: adapt, apparent, asleep, bean, boy, cancel, day, demonstrate, dictionary, dinner, dry, eat, enter, eye, factor, finally, ghost, heel, hero, horror, hot, ill, imagination, madam, mud, office, own, red, some, stand, truth, undo, unemployment, unit, and unsuccessful.

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1 adjective: not successful; having failed or having an unfavourable outcome; failing to accomplish an intended result (12)

7 noun: any of various edible seeds of plants of the family Leguminosae used for food; any of various leguminous plants grown for their edible seeds and pods; any of various seeds or fruits that are beans or resemble beans; informal terms for a human head; verb: hit on the head, especially with a pitched baseball (4)

9 verb: march in protest; take part in a demonstration; establish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment; provide evidence for; stand as proof of; show by one's behaviour, attitude, or external attributes; show or demonstrate something to an interested audience (11)

10 noun: the principal character in a play or movie or novel or poem; (Greek mythology) priestess of Aphrodite who killed herself when her lover Leander drowned while trying to swim the Hellespont to see her; (classical mythology) a being of great strength and courage celebrated for bold exploits; often the offspring of a mortal and a god; a man distinguished by exceptional courage and nobility and strength; Greek mathematician and inventor who devised a way to determine the area of a triangle and who described various mechanical devices (first century); a large sandwich made of a long crusty roll split lengthwise and filled with meats and cheese (and tomato and onion and lettuce and condiments); someone who fights for a cause (4)

11 verb: make fit for, or change to suit a new purpose; adapt or conform oneself to new or different conditions (5)

12 adjective: dead; in a state of sleep; lacking sensation; adverb: into a sleeping state; in the sleep of death (6)

13 noun: slanderous remarks or charges; water-soaked soil; soft wet earth; verb: plaster with mud; soil with mud, muck, or mire (3)

15 adjective: red with or characterized by blood; of a colour at the end of the colour spectrum (next to orange); resembling the colour of blood or cherries or tomatoes or rubies; characterized by violence or bloodshed; (especially of the face) reddened or suffused with or as if with blood from emotion or exertion; noun: red colour or pigment; the chromatic colour resembling the hue of blood; a tributary of the Mississippi River that flows eastward from Texas along the southern boundary of Oklahoma and through Louisiana; emotionally charged terms used to refer to extreme radicals or revolutionaries; the amount by which the cost of a business exceeds its revenue (3)

17 adverb: after a long period of time or an especially long delay; as the end result of a succession or process; the item at the end (7)

18 noun: a period of opportunity; some point or period in time; the recurring hours when you are not sleeping (especially those when you are working); time for Earth to make a complete rotation on its axis; a day assigned to a particular purpose or observance; the time after sunrise and before sunset while it is light outside; the period of time taken by a particular planet (e.g. Mars) to make a complete rotation on its axis; an era of existence or influence; the time for one complete rotation of the earth relative to a particular star, about 4 minutes shorter than a mean solar day (3)

19 verb: become a participant; be involved in; come on stage; to come or go into; set out on (an enterprise or subject of study); make a record of; set down in permanent form; put or introduce into something; take on duties or office; register formally as a participant or member; be or play a part of or in (5)

20 noun: the formation of a mental image of something that is not perceived as real and is not present to the senses; the ability to form mental images of things or events; the ability to deal resourcefully with unusual problems (11)

22 noun: a fact that has been verified; a true statement; conformity to reality or actuality; the quality of being near to the true value (5)

25 noun: something that inspires dislike; something horrible; intense and profound fear; intense aversion (6)

28 noun: a religious rite or service prescribed by ecclesiastical authorities; place of business where professional or clerical duties are performed; professional or clerical workers in an office; (of a government or government official) holding an office means being in power; a job in an organization; the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group; an administrative unit of government (6)

29 noun: a reference book containing an alphabetical list of words with information about them (10)


1 verb: cancel, annul, or reverse an action or its effect; cause the ruin or downfall of; remove the outer cover or wrapping of; cause to become loose; deprive of certain characteristics (4)

2 adjective: relatively many but unspecified in number; relatively much but unspecified in amount or extent; remarkable; quantifier; used with either mass nouns or plural count nouns to indicate an unspecified number or quantity; adverb: (of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct (4)

3 noun: a notation cancelling a previous sharp or flat; verb: make invalid for use; declare null and void; make ineffective; postpone indefinitely or annul something that was scheduled; make up for; remove or make invisible (6)

4 verb: eat a meal; take a meal; take in solid food; worry or cause anxiety in a persistent way; cause to deteriorate due to the action of water, air, or an acid; use up (resources or materials); take in food; used of animals only (3)

5 noun: a defensive effort; a stop made by a touring musical or theatrical group to give a performance; tiered seats consisting of a structure (often made of wood) where people can sit to watch an event (game or parade); a small table for holding articles of various kinds; an interruption of normal activity; a growth of similar plants (usually trees) in a particular area; the position where a thing or person stands; a platform where a (brass) band can play in the open air; a support or foundation; a support for displaying various articles; a booth where articles are displayed for sale; a mental position from which things are viewed; verb: have or maintain a position or stand on an issue; be available for stud services; be standing; be upright; put into an upright position; be in some specified state or condition; hold one's ground; maintain a position; be steadfast or upright; be tall; have a height of; copula; be in effect; be or remain in force; remain inactive or immobile; occupy a place or location, also metaphorically; put up with something or somebody unpleasant; withstand the force of something (5)

6 noun: the state of being unemployed or not having a job (12)

8 noun: a small hole or loop (as in a needle); the organ of sight; good discernment (either visually or as if visually); attention to what is seen; an area that is approximately central within some larger region; verb: look at (3)

10 adjective: marked by excited activity; charged or energized with electricity; having or dealing with dangerously high levels of radioactivity; of a seeker; very near to the object sought; having or showing great eagerness or enthusiasm; newly made; very good; often used in the negative; used of physical heat; having a high or higher than desirable temperature or giving off heat or feeling or causing a sensation of heat or burning; extended meanings; especially of psychological heat; marked by intensity or vehemence especially of passion or enthusiasm; recently stolen or smuggled; having or bringing unusually good luck; newest or most recent; very unpleasant or even dangerous; very popular or successful; sexually excited or exciting; performed or performing with unusually great skill and daring and energy; being very spicy; characterized by violent and forceful activity or movement; very intense; wanted by the police; (colour) bold and intense; very fast; capable of quick response and great speed (3)

11 adjective: clearly revealed to the mind or the senses or judgment; appearing as such but not necessarily so (8)

13 noun: a woman who runs a house of prostitution; a woman of refinement (5)

14 adjective: practicing complete abstinence from alcoholic beverages; lacking warmth or emotional involvement; having a large proportion of strong liquor; without a mucous or watery discharge; humorously sarcastic or mocking; (of food) eaten without a spread or sauce or other garnish; having no adornment or coloration; unproductive especially of the expected results; used of solid substances in contrast with liquid ones; lacking interest or stimulation; dull and lifeless; (of liquor) having a low residual sugar content because of decomposition of sugar during fermentation; not shedding tears; free from liquid or moisture; lacking natural or normal moisture or depleted of water; or no longer wet; not producing milk; opposed to or prohibiting the production and sale of alcoholic beverages; lacking moisture or volatile components; noun: a reformer who opposes the use of intoxicating beverages; verb: remove the moisture from and make dry; become dry or drier (3)

16 noun: the main meal of the day served in the evening or at midday; a party of people assembled to have dinner together (6)

17 noun: an independent variable in statistics; anything that contributes causally to a result; any of the numbers (or symbols) that form a product when multiplied together; (genetics) a segment of DNA that is involved in producing a polypeptide chain; it can include regions preceding and following the coding DNA as well as introns between the exons; it is considered a unit of heredity; an abstract part of something; a businessman who buys or sells for another in exchange for a commission; one of two or more integers that can be exactly divided into another integer; verb: resolve into factors (6)

20 adjective: presaging ill fortune; distressing; resulting in suffering or adversity; indicating hostility or enmity; affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function; adverb: ('ill' is often used as a combining form) in a poor or improper or unsatisfactory manner; not well; with difficulty or inconvenience; scarcely or hardly; unfavourably or with disapproval; noun: an often persistent bodily disorder or disease; a cause for complaining (3)

21 noun: a mental representation of some haunting experience; the visible disembodied soul of a dead person; a suggestion of some quality; a writer who gives the credit of authorship to someone else; verb: write for someone else; move like a ghost; haunt like a ghost; pursue (5)

23 noun: a single undivided whole; an organization regarded as part of a larger social group; a single undivided natural thing occurring in the composition of something else; an individual or group or structure or other entity regarded as a structural or functional constituent of a whole; an assemblage of parts that is regarded as a single entity; any division of quantity accepted as a standard of measurement or exchange (4)

24 noun: the bottom of a shoe or boot; the back part of a shoe or boot that touches the ground and provides elevation; (golf) the part of the clubhead where it joins the shaft; the lower end of a ship's mast; the back part of the human foot; one of the crusty ends of a loaf of bread; someone who is morally reprehensible; verb: put a new heel on; strike with the heel of the club; perform with the heels; follow at the heels of a person; tilt to one side (4)

26 adjective: belonging to or on behalf of a specified person (especially yourself); preceded by a possessive; verb: have ownership or possession of (3)

27 noun: (ethnic slur) offensive and disparaging term for Black man; a friendly informal reference to a grown man; a youthful male person; a male human offspring (3)

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Developing your vocabulary is one of the most essential things you can do if you are to really improve your English skills. I have created a database of over 4,000 of the most common English words to help you expand your vocabulary. If you learn these 4,015 British English words, you will be able to understand 90% of normal, everyday conversations in British English, as well as most written media such as newspapers, magazines, and Internet articles. There are several ways to learn these words in the Britlish Library and you will find them in this course.

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The 31 words in this Word Search are taken from the 4,015 most common English words database. If you learn all 4,015 of these English words, you will be able to understand 90% of everyday spoken and written English. Developing your vocabulary is one of the most important things you can do to improve your English skills.

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