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250+ Daily Use Vocabulary Words with Their Meanings

250+ Daily Use Vocabulary Words with Their Meanings

Enhancing your vocabulary is crucial for effective communication and comprehension in daily life. This article provides a detailed list of over 500 daily use vocabulary words, complete with meanings, to help you improve your language skills. Each entry is designed to be clear and understandable, making it an excellent resource for students, professionals, and lifelong learners. Dive into our expansive collection and start incorporating these terms into your everyday conversations and writings to enrich your linguistic abilities. 

Word 

Meaning 

Abandon 

To give up completely; leave permanently 

Ability 

The power or skill to do something 

Abrupt 

Sudden and unexpected 

Absorb 

To take in or soak up 

Abundance 

A very large quantity of something 

Accelerate 

To speed up 

Accessible 

Easy to reach or enter 

Accomplish 

To complete successfully 

Accurate 

Correct in all details; exact 

Acknowledge 

To accept or admit the existence or truth of something 

Balance 

An even distribution of weight enabling someone or something to remain upright and steady 

Barrier 

A fence or other obstacle that prevents movement or access 

Basic 

Fundamental and important; not derived from something else 

Benefit 

An advantage or profit gained from something 

Betray 

To expose (someone) to danger by treacherously giving information to an enemy 

Bizarre 

Very strange or unusual 

Blend 

Mix a substance with another substance 

Bliss 

Perfect happiness; great joy 

Blunt 

Having a worn-down edge; not sharp 

Boisterous 

Noisy, energetic, and cheerful 

Calculate 

Determine mathematically 

Campaign 

A series of operations to achieve a goal 

Capable 

Having the ability, fitness, or quality necessary to do or achieve a specified thing 

Captivate 

Attract and hold the interest and attention of; charm 

Casual 

Relaxed and unconcerned 

Catastrophe 

An event causing great and often sudden damage or suffering; a disaster 

Cautious 

Avoiding potential problems 

Challenge 

A call to take part in a contest or competition 

Charismatic 

Exercising a compelling charm that inspires devotion in others 

Cherish 

Protect and care for (someone) lovingly 

Daring 

Adventurous or audaciously bold 

Data 

Facts and statistics collected together for reference or analysis 

Deceive 

Cause someone to believe something that is not true 

Decline 

Gradually decrease in quality or quantity 

Dedicate 

Devote (time, effort, or oneself) to a particular task or purpose 

Deficient 

Not having enough of a specified quality or ingredient 

Deliberate 

Done consciously and intentionally 

Delight 

Great pleasure 

Demolish 

Pull or knock down (a building) 

Dense 

Closely compacted in substance 

Earnest 

Resulting from or showing sincere and intense conviction 

Ebb 

The movement of the tide out to sea 

Eclectic 

Deriving ideas, style, or taste from a broad and diverse range of sources 

Eerie 

Strange and frightening 

Efficient 

Achieving maximum productivity with minimum wasted effort or expense 

Elicit 

Evoke or draw out (a response, answer, or fact) from someone in reaction to one's own actions or questions 

Embark 

Begin (a course of action, especially one that is important or demanding) 

Embrace 

Hold (someone) closely in one's arms, especially as a sign of affection 

Emerge 

Move out of or away from something and come into view 

Empathy 

The ability to understand and share the feelings of another 

Fabricate 

Invent or concoct (something), typically with deceitful intent 

Facilitate 

Make (an action or process) easy or easier 

Faint 

Barely perceptible; lacking brightness, vividness, clearness, loudness, strength, etc 

Faithful 

Loyal, constant, and steadfast 

Falter 

Start to lose strength or momentum 

Familiar 

Well known from long or close association 

Fathom 

Understand (a difficult problem or an enigmatic person) after much thought 

Favorable 

Expressing approval 

Feasible 

Possible to do easily or conveniently 

Fervent 

Having or displaying a passionate intensity 

Garner 

Gather or collect (something, especially information or approval) 

Gaudy 

Extravagantly bright or showy, typically so as to be tasteless 

Generous 

Showing a readiness to give more of something, especially money, than is strictly necessary or expected 

Glimmer 

A faint or unsteady light; a glimpse 

Graceful 

Having or showing grace or elegance 

Gratitude 

The quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness 

Gregarious 

Fond of company; sociable 

Grit 

Courage and resolve; strength of character 

Grotesque 

Comically or repulsively ugly or distorted 

Guile 

Sly or cunning intelligence 

Habituate 

Make or become accustomed or used to something 

Haphazard 

Lacking any obvious principle of organization 

Harmonious 

Forming a pleasing or consistent whole 

Hasten 

Be quick to do something 

Heed 

Pay attention to; take notice of 

Hierarchy 

A system in which members of an organization or society are ranked according to relative status or authority 

Hinder 

Create difficulties for (someone or something), resulting in delay or obstruction 

Holistic 

Comprehending the parts of something as intimately interconnected and explicable only by reference to the whole 

Humane 

Having or showing compassion or benevolence 

Hypothetical 

Of, based on, or serving as a hypothesis 

Iconoclast 

A person who attacks cherished beliefs or institutions 

Idiosyncrasy 

A mode of behavior or way of thought peculiar to an individual 

Ignite 

Catch fire or cause to catch fire 

Illicit 

Forbidden by law, rules, or custom 

Immaculate 

Perfectly clean, neat, or tidy 

Impartial 

Treating all rivals or disputants equally; fair and just 

Impediment 

A hindrance or obstruction in doing something 

Impetus 

The force or energy with which a body moves 

Incisive 

Intelligently analytical and clear-thinking 

Jargon 

Special words or expressions used by a profession or group that are difficult for others to understand 

Jeopardize 

Put (something or someone) into a situation in which there is a risk of loss, harm, or failure 

Jovial 

Cheerful and friendly 

Judicious 

Having, showing, or done with good judgment or sense 

Juxtapose 

Place or deal with close together for contrasting effect 

Jaded 

Worn out or fatigued; tired or cynical 

Jest 

A thing said or done for amusement; a joke 

Jubilant 

Feeling or expressing great happiness and triumph 

Judgemental 

Having or displaying an excessively critical point of view 

Juggle 

Continuously toss into the air and catch (several objects) so as to keep them in motion 

Keen 

Having or showing eagerness or enthusiasm 

Kinetic 

Relating to or resulting from motion 

Knack 

An acquired or natural skill at performing a task 

Knead 

Work (moistened flour or clay) into dough or paste with the hands 

Knit 

Make (a garment, blanket, etc.) by interlocking loops of wool or other yarn with knitting needles or on a machine 

Knoll 

A small hill or mound 

Knowledgeable 

Intelligent and well informed 

Kudos 

Praise and honor received for an achievement 

Kaleidoscopic 

Having complex patterns of colors; multicolored 

Keynote 

A prevailing tone or central theme, typically one set or introduced at the start of a conference 

Labyrinth 

A complicated irregular network of passages or paths in which it is difficult to find one’s way; a maze 

Languish 

Lose or lack vitality; grow weak 

Laudable 

(of an action, idea, or goal) deserving praise and commendation 

Lavish 

Sumptuously rich, elaborate, or luxurious 

Legitimate 

Conforming to the law or to rules 

Lethargy 

A lack of energy and enthusiasm 

Levity 

Humor or frivolity, especially the treatment of a serious matter with humor or in a manner lacking due respect 

Liaison 

Communication or cooperation which facilitates a close working relationship between people or organizations 

Litigate 

Go to law; be a party to a lawsuit 

Lucid 

Expressed clearly; easy to understand 

Magnanimous 

Generous or forgiving, especially toward a rival or less powerful person 

Malaise 

A general feeling of discomfort, illness, or unease whose exact cause is difficult to identify 

Manifest 

Display or show (a quality or feeling) by one's acts or appearance; demonstrate 

Meticulous 

Showing great attention to detail; very careful and precise 

Mitigate 

Make less severe, serious, or painful 

Modulate 

Exert a modifying or controlling influence on 

Monotonous 

Dull, tedious, and repetitious; lacking in variety and interest 

Morose 

Sullen and ill-tempered 

Mundane 

Lacking interest or excitement; dull 

Myriad 

A countless or extremely great number 

Naive 

(Of a person or action) showing a lack of experience, wisdom, or judgment 

Nebulous 

In the form of a cloud or haze; hazy 

Nefarious 

(Typically of an action or activity) wicked or criminal 

Negligible 

So small or unimportant as to be not worth considering; insignificant 

Nostalgia 

A sentimental longing or wistful affection for the past, typically for a period or place with happy personal associations 

Nuance 

A subtle difference in or shade of meaning, expression, or sound 

Nurturing 

Providing care and protection 

Nullify 

Make legally null and void; invalidate 

Navigate 

Plan and direct the route or course of a ship, aircraft, or other form of transportation, using instruments or maps 

Noteworthy 

Worthy of attention or notice; remarkable 

Obfuscate 

Render obscure, unclear, or unintelligible 

Objective 

A goal or aim 

Obliterate 

Destroy utterly; wipe out 

Obscure 

Not discovered or known about; uncertain 

Obsolete 

Out of date, no longer in use or no longer useful 

Obstinate 

Stubbornly refusing to change one's opinion or chosen course of action, despite attempts to persuade one to do so 

Obtain 

Get, acquire, or secure (something) 

Ominous 

Giving the impression that something bad or unpleasant is going to happen 

Opulent 

Ostentatiously rich and luxurious or lavish 

Optimize 

Make the best or most effective use of (a situation, opportunity, or resource) 

Paradigm 

A typical example or pattern of something; a model 

Paradox 

A statement that, despite sound reasoning from acceptable premises, leads to a conclusion that seems senseless, logically unacceptable, or self-contradictory 

Parsimonious 

Unwilling to spend money or use resources; stingy or frugal 

Partisan 

A strong supporter of a party, cause, or person 

Penchant 

A strong or habitual liking for something or tendency to do something 

Perennial 

Lasting or existing for a long or apparently infinite time; enduring or continually recurring 

Permeate 

Spread throughout (something); pervade 

Perspicacious 

Having a ready insight into and understanding of things 

Pertinent 

Relevant or applicable to a particular matter; apposite 

Placate 

Make (someone) less angry or hostile 

Quaint 

Attractively unusual or old-fashioned 

Quandary 

A state of perplexity or uncertainty over what to do in a difficult situation 

Quell 

Put an end to (a rebellion or other disorder), typically by the use of force 

Quench 

Satisfy (one's thirst) by drinking; extinguish (a fire) 

Query 

A question, especially one addressed to an official or organization 

Quirky 

Characterized by peculiar or unexpected traits 

Quixotic 

Exceedingly idealistic; unrealistic and impractical 

Quorum 

The minimum number of members of an assembly or society that must be present at any of its meetings to make the proceedings of that meeting valid 

Quintessential 

Representing the most perfect or typical example of a quality or class 

Quibble 

Argue or raise objections about a trivial matter 

Ramification 

A consequence of an action or event, especially when complex or unwelcome 

Rancor 

Bitterness or resentfulness, especially when long-standing 

Rapport 

A close and harmonious relationship in which the people or groups concerned understand each other's feelings or ideas and communicate well 

Reconcile 

Restore friendly relations between 

Redundant 

Not or no longer needed or useful; superfluous 

Refurbish 

Renovate and redecorate (something, especially a building) 

Regale 

Entertain or amuse (someone) with talk 

Relinquish 

Voluntarily cease to keep or claim; give up 

Reminisce 

Indulge in enjoyable recollection of past events 

Repudiate 

Refuse to accept or be associated with 

Subtle 

Not immediately obvious or noticeable; delicate and precise. 

Sustain 

To support, hold, or bear up from below; endure without giving way or yielding. 

Streamline 

To simplify a procedure or process to make it more efficient and effective. 

Scrutinize 

To examine or inspect closely and thoroughly. 

Sporadic 

Occurring at irregular intervals or only in a few places; scattered or isolated. 

Synthesize 

To combine a number of things into a coherent whole. 

Stagnant 

Showing no activity; dull and sluggish. 

Stipulate 

To make an express demand or arrangement as a condition of an agreement. 

Solicit 

To ask for or try to obtain something from someone. 

Serene 

Calm, peaceful, and untroubled; tranquil. 

Tangible 

Perceptible by touch. 

Transcend 

To rise above or go beyond the limits of. 

Tactile 

Connected with the sense of touch; tangible. 

Thrive 

To grow or develop well or vigorously. 

Transient 

Lasting only for a short time; impermanent. 

Tenable 

Able to be maintained or defended against attack or objection. 

Trepidation 

A feeling of fear or agitation about something that may happen. 

Triumph 

A great victory or achievement. 

Tactful 

Having or showing skill and sensitivity in dealing with others or with difficult issues. 

Tumult 

A loud, confused noise, especially one caused by a large mass of people. 

Ubiquitous 

Present, appearing, or found everywhere. 

Unilateral 

Performed by or affecting only one side. 

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