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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 31 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: acceptable, admission, careless, class, cooking, dot, emotional, ever, gun, habit, happen, infectious, injured, inner, joy, kid, knowledge, local, millimetre, neat, necessarily, needle, net, nor, raw, root, shove, sit, sophisticated, strategic, and vote.
1 adjective: effortless and unstudied; marked by lack of attention or consideration or forethought or thoroughness; not careful; (usually followed by 'of') without due thought or consideration (8)
4 verb: come to pass; come into being; become reality; happen, occur, or be the case in the course of events or by chance; chance to be or do something, without intention or causation; come upon, as if by accident; meet with (6)
6 adjective: worthy of acceptance or satisfactory; adequate for the purpose; judged to be in conformity with approved usage; meeting requirements (10)
8 noun: young goat; soft smooth leather from the hide of a young goat; a young person of either sex; a human offspring (son or daughter) of any age; verb: be silly or tease one another; tell false information to for fun (3)
9 noun: the opinion of a group as determined by voting; a choice that is made by counting the number of people in favour of each alternative; the total number of votes cast; a body of voters who have the same interests; a legal right guaranteed by the 15th amendment to the US constitution; guaranteed to women by the 19th amendment; verb: express one's preference for a candidate or for a measure or resolution; cast a vote; bring into existence or make available by vote; express a choice or opinion; express one's choice or preference by vote; be guided by in voting (4)
10 noun: a metric unit of length equal to one thousandth of a meter (10)
11 noun: the part of a tooth that is embedded in the jaw and serves as support; (linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed; (botany) the usually underground organ that lacks buds or leaves or nodes; absorbs water and mineral salts; usually it anchors the plant to the ground; a number that when multiplied by itself some number of times equals a given number; a simple form inferred as the common basis from which related words in several languages can be derived by linguistic processes; the set of values that give a true statement when substituted into an equation; the place where something begins, where it springs into being; someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent); verb: take root and begin to grow; cause to take roots; plant by the roots; come into existence, originate; become settled or established and stable in one's residence or life style; take sides with; align oneself with; show strong sympathy for; dig with the snout (4)
12 adjective: highly important to or an integral part of a strategy or plan of action especially in war; relating to or concerned with strategy (9)
14 adverb: in an essential manner; as a highly likely consequence; in such a manner as could not be otherwise (11)
17 adjective: easily spread; caused by infection or capable of causing infection; of or relating to infection (10)
18 noun: something or someone that provides pleasure; a source of happiness; the emotion of great happiness; verb: make glad or happy; feel happiness or joy (3)
19 noun: the psychological result of perception and learning and reasoning (9)
21 conjunction: nor; and not; neither (3)
23 adjective: not treated with heat to prepare it for eating; lacking training or experience; brutally unfair or harsh; used of wood and furniture; having the surface exposed and painful; untempered and unrefined; not processed or refined; not processed or subjected to analysis; (used informally) completely unclothed; unpleasantly cold and damp; devoid of elaboration or diminution or concealment; bare and pure; hurting; (used especially of commodities) being unprocessed or manufactured using only simple or minimal processes; noun: informal terms for nakedness (3)
24 adjective: without water; free from what is tawdry or unbecoming; clean or orderly; showing care in execution; free from clumsiness; precisely or deftly executed; very good (4)
25 noun: the shorter of the two telegraphic signals used in Morse code; street name for lysergic acid diethylamide; the United States federal department that institutes and coordinates national transportation programs; created in 1966; a very small circular shape; verb: mark with a dot; make a dot or dots; scatter or intersperse like dots or studs; distribute loosely (3)
1 noun: the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat (7)
2 adjective: relating to or applicable to or concerned with the administration of a city or town or district rather than a larger area; affecting only a restricted part or area of the body; of or belonging to or characteristic of a particular locality or neighbourhood; noun: public transport consisting of a bus or train that stops at all stations or stops; anaesthetic that numbs a particular area of the body (5)
3 adjective: intellectually appealing; having or appealing to those having worldly knowledge and refinement and savoir-faire; ahead in development; complex or intricate (13)
4 noun: a pattern of behaviour acquired through frequent repetition; a distinctive attire (as the costume of a religious order); an established custom; excessive use of drugs; verb: put a habit on (5)
5 adjective: of more than usual emotion; determined or actuated by emotion rather than reason; of or pertaining to emotion; (of persons) excessively affected by emotion; extravagantly demonstrative (9)
6 noun: the act of admitting someone to enter; an acknowledgment of the truth of something; the fee charged for admission (9)
7 adverb: at any time; (intensifier for adjectives) very; at all times; all the time and on every occasion (4)
13 noun: elegance in dress or behaviour; people having the same social or economic status; a collection of things sharing a common attribute; (biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more orders; a body of students who are taught together; a body of students who graduate together; a league ranked by quality; education imparted in a series of lessons or meetings; verb: arrange or order by classes or categories (5)
14 noun: a sharp pointed implement (usually steel); a slender pointer for indicating the reading on the scale of a measuring instrument; a stylus that formerly made sound by following a groove in a phonograph record; as the leaf of a conifer; verb: goad or provoke, as by constant criticism; prick with a needle (6)
15 noun: the act of shoving (giving a push to someone or something); verb: push roughly; come into rough contact with while moving; press or force (5)
16 adjective: usually used of physical or mental injury to persons (7)
17 adjective: inside or closer to the inside of the body; located or occurring within or closer to a centre; located inward; innermost or essential; exclusive to a centre; especially a centre of influence; confined to an exclusive group (5)
20 noun: the discharge of a firearm as signal or as a salute in military ceremonies; a weapon that discharges a missile at high velocity (especially from a metal tube or barrel); a pedal that controls the throttle valve; large but transportable armament; a hand-operated pump that resembles a revolver; forces grease into parts of a machine; a professional killer who uses a gun; a person who shoots a gun (as regards their ability); verb: shoot with a gun (3)
21 adjective: remaining after all deductions; conclusive in a process or progression; noun: an open fabric of string or rope or wire woven together at regular intervals; a trap made of netting to catch fish or birds or insects; game equipment consisting of a strip of netting dividing the playing area in tennis or badminton; a goal lined with netting (as in soccer or hockey); a computer network consisting of a worldwide network of computer networks that use the TCP/IP network protocols to facilitate data transmission and exchange; the excess of revenues over outlays in a given period of time (including depreciation and other non-cash expenses); verb: catch with a net; make as a net profit; yield as a net profit; construct or form a web, as if by weaving (3)
22 verb: be seated; be in session; sit around, often unused; show to a seat; assign a seat for; sit and travel on the back of animal, usually while controlling its motions; take a seat; assume a posture as for artistic purposes; work or act as a baby-sitter (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.
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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