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.
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.Most Common Words Course
The words used in this puzzle are: act, adequately, ago, air, artistic, automatically, bit, bush, detect, dig, dvd, elite, exam, excellent, excited, extend, gap, god, grandmother, idiot, important, instrument, jam, lie, queen, rate, run, sex, sum, tale, taxi, tiring, treatment, tyre, and veteran.
1 noun: something that people do or cause to happen; a legal document codifying the result of deliberations of a committee or society or legislative body; a short theatrical performance that is part of a longer program; a subdivision of a play or opera or ballet; a manifestation of insincerity; verb: behave in a certain manner; show a certain behaviour; conduct or comport oneself; pretend to have certain qualities or state of mind; discharge one's duties; play a role or part; perform on a stage or theatre; perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); be engaged in an activity, often for no particular purpose other than pleasure; be suitable for theatrical performance; behave unnaturally or affectedly; have an effect or outcome; often the one desired or expected (3)
3 noun: the supernatural being conceived as the perfect and omnipotent and omniscient originator and ruler of the universe; the object of worship in monotheistic religions; a man of such superior qualities that he seems like a deity to other people; a material effigy that is worshipped; any supernatural being worshipped as controlling some part of the world or some aspect of life or who is the personification of a force (3)
5 noun: a set of questions or exercises evaluating skill or knowledge (4)
7 adjective: relating to or characteristic of or occurring in the air; noun: a distinctive but intangible quality surrounding a person or thing; medium for radio and television broadcasting; the region above the ground; a mixture of gases (especially oxygen) required for breathing; the stuff that the wind consists of; once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles); travel via aircraft; a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence; the mass of air surrounding the Earth; a slight wind (usually refreshing); verb: expose to warm or heated air, so as to dry; broadcast over the airwaves, as in radio or television; be broadcast; expose to cool or cold air so as to cool or freshen; make public; expose to fresh air (3)
8 adjective: satisfying aesthetic standards and sensibilities; relating to or characteristic of art or artists; aesthetically pleasing (8)
10 noun: the only fertile female in a colony of social insects such as bees and ants and termites; its function is to lay eggs; an especially large mole rat and the only member of a colony of naked mole rats to bear offspring which are sired by only a few males; (chess) the most powerful piece; one of four face cards in a deck bearing a picture of a queen; a female sovereign ruler; the wife or widow of a king; something personified as a woman who is considered the best or most important of her kind; female cat; offensive terms for an openly homosexual man; a competitor who holds a preeminent position; verb: become a queen; promote to a queen, as of a pawn in chess (5)
11 adverb: in a reflex manner; in a mechanical manner; by a mechanism (13)
15 noun: amount of a charge or payment relative to some basis; a quantity or amount or measure considered as a proportion of another quantity or amount or measure; a magnitude or frequency relative to a time unit; the relative speed of progress or change; verb: assign a rank or rating to; estimate the value of; be worthy of or have a certain rating (4)
16 noun: the whole amount; a quantity obtained by the addition of a group of numbers; the final aggregate; a quantity of money; the basic unit of money in Uzbekistan; the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience; a set containing all and only the members of two or more given sets; verb: determine the sum of; be a summary of (3)
17 noun: a statement that deviates from or perverts the truth; position or manner in which something is situated; verb: tell an untruth; pretend with intent to deceive; be lying, be prostrate; be in a horizontal position; be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position; have a place in relation to something else; be and remain in a particular state or condition; assume a reclining position; originate (in) (3)
18 verb: increase in quantity or bulk by adding a cheaper substance; prolong the time allowed for payment of; expand the influence of; open or straighten out; unbend; make available; provide; reach outward in space; extend one's limbs or muscles, or the entire body; thrust or extend out; continue or extend; lengthen in time; cause to be or last longer; extend in scope or range or area; use to the utmost; exert vigorously or to full capacity; cause to move at full gallop; extend or stretch out to a greater or the full length; offer verbally; stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point; span an interval of distance, space or time (6)
21 adjective: rendered competent through trial and experience; noun: an experienced person who has been through many battles; someone who has given long service; a person who has served in the armed forces; a serviceman who has seen considerable active service (7)
22 adjective: producing exhaustion (6)
24 noun: the cutting part of a drill; usually pointed and threaded and is replaceable in a brace or bitstock or drill press; piece of metal held in horse's mouth by reins and used to control the horse while riding; a small fragment of something broken off from the whole; a unit of measurement of information (from binary + digit); the amount of information in a system having two equiprobable states; a short theatrical performance that is part of a longer program; a small fragment; an instance of some kind; a small amount of solid food; a mouthful; a small quantity; an indefinitely short time (3)
26 noun: preserve of crushed fruit; deliberate radiation or reflection of electromagnetic energy for the purpose of disrupting enemy use of electronic devices or systems; a dense crowd of people; informal terms for a difficult situation; verb: interfere with or prevent the reception of signals; crush or bruise; crowd or pack to capacity; get stuck and immobilized; push down forcibly; block passage through; press tightly together or cram (3)
28 adjective: in an aroused state; (of persons) excessively affected by emotion; (of e.g. a molecule) made reactive or more reactive; marked by uncontrolled excitement or emotion (7)
30 noun: the properties that distinguish organisms on the basis of their reproductive roles; all of the feelings resulting from the urge to gratify sexual impulses; either of the two categories (male or female) into which most organisms are divided; activities associated with sexual intercourse; verb: tell the sex (of young chickens); stimulate sexually (3)
31 adjective: of great significance or value; having or suggesting a consciousness of high position; of extreme importance; vital to the resolution of a crisis; having authority or ascendancy or influence; important in effect or meaning (9)
1 adverb: in an adequate manner; in an adequate manner or to an adequate degree (10)
2 noun: a trivial lie; a message that tells the particulars of an act or occurrence or course of events; presented in writing or drama or cinema or as a radio or television program (4)
3 noun: the mother of your father or mother (11)
4 verb: discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of (6)
5 adjective: of the highest quality (9)
6 adjective: gone by; or in the past; adverb: in the past (3)
9 noun: care by procedures or applications that are intended to relieve illness or injury; the management of someone or something; a manner of dealing with something artistically; an extended communication (often interactive) dealing with some particular topic (9)
12 noun: hoop that covers a wheel; a port in southern Lebanon on the Mediterranean Sea; formerly a major Phoenician seaport famous for silks (4)
13 noun: the means whereby some act is accomplished; a device that requires skill for proper use; a person used by another to gain an end; any of various devices or contrivances that can be used to produce musical tones or sounds; the semantic role of the entity (usually inanimate) that the agent uses to perform an action or start a process; (law) a document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right; verb: address a legal document to; write an instrumental score for; equip with instruments for measuring, recording, or controlling (10)
14 noun: a score in baseball made by a runner touching all four bases safely; the act of running; traveling on foot at a fast pace; a regular trip; a short trip; an unbroken chronological sequence; a row of unravelled stitches; the production achieved during a continuous period of operation (of a machine or factory etc.); unrestricted freedom to use; the continuous period of time during which something (a machine or a factory) operates or continues in operation; the act of testing something; the pouring forth of a fluid; a race run on foot; a race between candidates for elective office; an unbroken series of events; a small stream; verb: become undone; cause to perform; change from one state to another; be operating, running or functioning; carry out; cover by running; run a certain distance; move fast by using one's feet, with one foot off the ground at any given time; travel rapidly, by any (unspecified) means; run with the ball; in such sports as football; keep company; sail before the wind; be diffused; move along, of liquids; cause an animal to move fast; move about freely and without restraint, or act as if running around in an uncontrolled way; deal in illegally, such as arms or liquor; set animals loose to graze; make without a miss; carry out a process or program, as on a computer or a machine; occur persistently; extend or continue for a certain period of time; stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point; cause something to pass or lead somewhere; be affected by; be subjected to; have a particular form; come unravelled or undone as if by snagging; reduce or cause to be reduced from a solid to a liquid state, usually by heating; progress by being changed; compete in a race; run, stand, or compete for an office or a position; pursue for food or sport (as of wild animals); guide or pass over something; perform as expected when applied; cause to emit recorded sounds; include as the content; broadcast or publicize; travel a route regularly; flee; take to one's heels; cut and run; direct or control; projects, businesses, etc.; continue to exist; have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be inclined; change or be different within limits (3)
19 adjective: selected as the best; noun: a group or class of persons enjoying superior intellectual or social or economic status (5)
20 noun: the act of touching someone suddenly with your finger or elbow; a small gouge (as in the cover of a book); the site of an archaeological exploration; the act of digging; an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect; verb: turn up, loosen, or remove earth; create by digging; get the meaning of something; poke or thrust abruptly; remove the inner part or the core of; work hard (3)
23 noun: a person of subnormal intelligence (5)
24 adjective: not of the highest quality or sophistication; noun: a large wilderness area; hair growing in the pubic area; dense vegetation consisting of stunted trees or bushes; a low woody perennial plant usually having several major branches; verb: provide with a bushing (4)
25 noun: a car driven by a person whose job is to take passengers where they want to go in exchange for money; verb: travel slowly; ride in a taxicab (4)
27 noun: a narrow opening; a conspicuous disparity or difference as between two figures; a difference (especially an unfortunate difference) between two opinions or two views or two situations; an act of delaying or interrupting the continuity; a pass between mountain peaks; an open or empty space in or between things; verb: make an opening or gap in (3)
29 noun: a digital recording (as of a movie) on an optical disk that can be played on a computer or a television set (3)
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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