The Most Common Words in English

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Some of the most commonly used words in English.

In 1953 the General Service List was published. This was a list of about 2,000 most commonly used words in English. For many years this was used as a basis for materials writing.

This list was useful in learning because anyone who knew all the words on the list would understand about 90% of spoken general English and about 80% of written general English.

However, since then other lists have been prepared using different corpora as a basis. The list below is from the New General Service List posted in 2013. It contains the headwords only (not variations) and comprises 2,818 words.

RankHeadword
1the
2be
3of
4and
5to
6a
7in
8have
9it
10you
11for
12not
13that
14on
15with
16do
17as
18he
19we
20this
21at
22they
23but
24from
25by
26will
27or
28his
29say
30go
31she
32so
33all
34about
35if
36one
37my
38know
39there
40which
41can
42get
43her
44would
45think
46like
47more
48their
49your
50when
51what
52make
53time
54who
55see
56up
57people
58some
59out
60me
61good
62other
63year
64well
65our
66very
67just
68them
69no
70take
71because
72come
73could
74use
75work
76then
77now
78also
79than
80him
81into
82only
83want
84look
85these
86its
87new
88give
89first
90way
91thing
92any
93over
94right
95after
96find
97day
98where
99most
100should
101need
102much
103how
104back
105mean
106may
107such
108us
109here
110really
111even
112company
113those
114many
115child
116tell
117last
118call
119down
120yes
121before
122man
123through
124show
125life
126between
127lot
128feel
129place
130change
131long
132too
133pause
134still
135write
136problem
137talk
138try
139something
140unclear
141same
142great
143number
144leave
145little
146both
147meet
148help
149own
150ask
151part
152country
153put
154point
155start
156school
157each
158become
159interest
160old
161off
162another
163different
164high
165next
166include
167late
168why
169live
170end
171world
172week
173must
174while
175never
176study
177kind
178report
179play
180house
181group
182might
183home
184course
185let
186case
187system
188again
189hear
190woman
191family
192book
193seem
194around
195during
196keep
197big
198follow
199every
200question
201under
202important
203always
204friend
205however
206set
207hand
208provide
209small
210turn
211state
212begin
213run
214since
215early
216money
217few
218bring
219market
220information
221area
222move
223business
224service
225government
226fact
227issue
228thank
229large
230result
231read
232month
233order
234increase
235name
236love
237word
238without
239open
240pay
241offer
242build
243I
244hold
245happen
246against
247away
248job
249buy
250though
251today
252example
253believe
254plan
255second
256program
257student
258form
259young
260lead
261face
262close
263room
264hope
265cost
266head
267car
268understand
269hour
270far
271actually
272spend
273level
274city
275present
276less
277idea
278reason
279learn
280until
281member
282process
283person
284experience
285night
286support
287sure
288sort
289quite
290bad
291once
292enough
293although
294within
295age
296term
297whether
298able
299share
300line
301product
302speak
303side
304train
305soon
306low
307price
308public
309often
310possible
311least
312parent
313consider
314effect
315rather
316control
317view
318story
319local
320anything
321together
322value
323hard
324stand
325visit
326watch
327color
328party
329bit
330continue
331ever
332eye
333base
334concern
335letter
336center
337lose
338yet
339almost
340development
341already
342test
343probably
344sale
345rate
346nothing
347whole
348suggest
349language
350deal
351send
352expect
353fall
354return
355water
356per
357allow
358cause
359power
360sit
361walk
362mother
363among
364care
365subject
366develop
367stay
368record
369mind
370remember
371past
372office
373force
374grow
375town
376light
377stop
378several
379period
380class
381matter
382food
383social
384require
385political
386win
387decide
388staff
389figure
390real
391future
392policy
393answer
394laugh
395remain
396ago
397type
398shop
399security
400receive
401note
402minute
403fund
404top
405game
406involve
407account
408half
409history
410create
411break
412moment
413individual
414across
415either
416music
417further
418reach
419clear
420rule
421computer
422wait
423sound
424team
425along
426research
427appear
428drive
429activity
430black
431produce
432free
433general
434body
435toward
436please
437sense
438perhaps
439add
440everything
441law
442easy
443sell
444full
445film
446model
447war
448forward
449himself
450maybe
451design
452morning
453pass
454condition
455near
456door
457human
458above
459available
460position
461agree
462short
463situation
464paper
465cover
466major
467customer
468father
469bear
470choose
471main
472describe
473someone
474date
475event
476nice
477special
478certain
479phone
480join
481else
482girl
483sometimes
484table
485community
486carry
487decision
488role
489president
490particular
491cut
492difference
493die
494eat
495enjoy
496rise
497especially
498detail
499data
500charge
501practice
502cell
503improve
504kid
505action
506strong
507happy
508health
509economic
510difficult
511regard
512travel
513approach
514amount
515investment
516white
517draw
518site
519round
520behind
521claim
522step
523patient
524true
525teacher
526range
527percent
528themselves
529organization
530vote
531front
532measure
533trade
534therefore
535finally
536raise
537wear
538industry
539explain
540relationship
541quality
542accord
543outside
544wish
545death
546project
547land
548sign
549boy
550news
551risk
552total
553couple
554national
555list
556opportunity
557act
558sport
559road
560kill
561serve
562education
563picture
564likely
565standard
566benefit
567stage
568performance
569rest
570certainly
571culture
572focus
573itself
574arrive
575employee
576upon
577voice
578due
579technology
580field
581air
582material
583current
584teach
585financial
586century
587society
588analysis
589limit
590evidence
591reduce
592listen
593usually
594lie
595foot
596single
597common
598space
599realize
600former
601animal
602instead
603similar
604thus
605address
606leader
607complete
608arm
609function
610chance
611mention
612factor
613contact
614response
615demand
616exist
617accept
618save
619opinion
620pick
621wrong
622apply
623compare
624suppose
625choice
626structure
627fight
628relate
629firm
630feature
631ground
632effort
633source
634pretty
635campaign
636check
637okay
638street
639foreign
640attention
641personal
642particularly
643park
644whose
645knowledge
646contain
647official
648court
649bank
650article
651wife
652management
653manager
654section
655finish
656guy
657fine
658store
659attack
660discuss
661stock
662prepare
663fire
664piece
665heart
666forget
667police
668recent
669behavior
670represent
671growth
672page
673holiday
674affect
675establish
676wonder
677poor
678manage
679addition
680bed
681simply
682recently
683yesterday
684surprise
685sorry
686art
687method
688fast
689stuff
690international
691drink
692purchase
693myself
694worry
695whatever
696private
697determine
698summer
699evening
700influence
701exactly
702average
703everyone
704drop
705miss
706significant
707production
708inside
709tomorrow
710attempt
711region
712cent
713race
714shall
715contract
716smile
717skill
718medium
719necessary
720economy
721various
722notice
723nature
724population
725key
726nation
727hit
728occur
729plant
730catch
731election
732director
733review
734military
735statement
736worker
737respect
738paint
739capital
740player
741press
742movie
743tax
744environment
745son
746hotel
747size
748item
749image
750drug
751simple
752indeed
753series
754final
755purpose
756window
757treatment
758club
759file
760department
761bus
762wall
763direct
764character
765gain
766fit
767enter
768agreement
769fail
770season
771college
772seek
773achieve
774beautiful
775station
776alone
777below
778clothes
779attend
780success
781argue
782lack
783comment
784option
785pull
786church
787herself
788advantage
789identify
790link
791indicate
792aim
793income
794specific
795floor
796discussion
797associate
798recognize
799tree
800unit
801loss
802mark
803challenge
804depend
805wide
806anyway
807mile
808board
809solution
810clearly
811anyone
812machine
813relation
814marry
815despite
816theory
817introduce
818prove
819ability
820popular
821modern
822doctor
823release
824score
825access
826television
827target
828ready
829strike
830card
831potential
832pattern
833clock
834organize
835village
836nearly
837prefer
838movement
839propose
840guess
841operation
842fear
843hair
844trip
845supply
846quickly
847application
848sleep
849network
850strategy
851interview
852hospital
853husband
854red
855degree
856star
857restaurant
858generally
859author
860yourself
861pressure
862task
863express
864competition
865serious
866reference
867treat
868conclusion
869brother
870natural
871touch
872everybody
873beyond
874define
875basis
876trouble
877deep
878energy
879fish
880dark
881sing
882sample
883refer
884adult
885positive
886except
887disease
888promise
889throw
890dress
891worth
892clean
893fill
894property
895profit
896somebody
897operate
898bar
899advance
900goal
901quarter
902central
903cold
904object
905style
906obviously
907push
908tend
909assume
910normal
911exchange
912suffer
913middle
914blue
915match
916officer
917avoid
918reflect
919useful
920fun
921huge
922instance
923seat
924document
925oil
926message
927net
928successful
929box
930resource
931pound
932throughout
933facility
934argument
935bill
936debate
937speech
938separate
939male
940baby
941earn
942maintain
943career
944hot
945billion
946doubt
947exercise
948previous
949daily
950search
951suddenly
952fly
953basic
954ring
955asset
956science
957dog
958perform
959balance
960song
961weekend
962dead
963encourage
964protect
965damage
966imagine
967afternoon
968estimate
969photo
970context
971newspaper
972credit
973daughter
974variety
975version
976extend
977proposal
978professional
979dollar
980sister
981whom
982memory
983mine
984ahead
985nor
986request
987post
988original
989female
990green
991dance
992dream
993observe
994inform
995communication
996discover
997track
998garden
999agency
1000screen
1001possibility
1002examine
1003legal
1004recommend
1005university
1006text
1007direction
1008responsibility
1009conversation
1010magazine
1011easily
1012favorite
1013rock
1014independent
1015additional
1016agent
1017complex
1018appropriate
1019invite
1020traditional
1021cross
1022sea
1023famous
1024reply
1025software
1026weight
1027shape
1028completely
1029trial
1030weather
1031administration
1032fix
1033shoot
1034judge
1035absolutely
1036user
1037welcome
1038element
1039announce
1040requirement
1041glass
1042laughter
1043stick
1044difficulty
1045effective
1046survey
1047majority
1048invest
1049primary
1050generation
1051federal
1052wind
1053replace
1054writer
1055stress
1056committee
1057principle
1058content
1059immediately
1060unless
1061percentage
1062equipment
1063telephone
1064title
1065budget
1066transfer
1067blood
1068scene
1069conduct
1070chair
1071sector
1072expensive
1073executive
1074beat
1075wonderful
1076warm
1077copy
1078none
1079negative
1080annual
1081prevent
1082rich
1083block
1084payment
1085collection
1086advice
1087remove
1088ensure
1089hang
1090politics
1091medical
1092relative
1093directly
1094count
1095safe
1096transport
1097e-mail
1098mix
1099display
1100ride
1101flow
1102highly
1103flat
1104leg
1105contrast
1106procedure
1107straight
1108correct
1109connection
1110institution
1111admit
1112consumer
1113reveal
1114video
1115radio
1116otherwise
1117nobody
1118aware
1119appeal
1120alternative
1121status
1122heavy
1123award
1124surface
1125handle
1126sex
1127introduction
1128deliver
1129cry
1130pair
1131tour
1132collect
1133extra
1134crowd
1135intend
1136reader
1137cheap
1138decade
1139sentence
1140farm
1141overall
1142moreover
1143concert
1144expression
1145dinner
1146print
1147decline
1148responsible
1149grant
1150physical
1151trust
1152ship
1153speed
1154south
1155select
1156category
1157fair
1158attitude
1159peace
1160truth
1161band
1162lay
1163importance
1164perfect
1165launch
1166wave
1167presence
1168crime
1169horse
1170progress
1171global
1172advertise
1173chief
1174slightly
1175scale
1176double
1177nuclear
1178warn
1179extent
1180labor
1181library
1182respond
1183edge
1184partner
1185experiment
1186satisfy
1187pain
1188slow
1189taxi
1190suit
1191spot
1192regular
1193excite
1194concept
1195guide
1196initial
1197speaker
1198dry
1199secretary
1200photograph
1201scheme
1202shake
1203technique
1204tonight
1205apart
1206rain
1207cool
1208suggestion
1209defense
1210distance
1211north
1212lift
1213conflict
1214excellent
1215river
1216expert
1217favor
1218funny
1219eventually
1220football
1221heat
1222mistake
1223dear
1224improvement
1225chapter
1226emerge
1227demonstrate
1228artist
1229reform
1230adopt
1231corner
1232audience
1233struggle
1234decrease
1235roll
1236island
1237camp
1238feed
1239surround
1240investor
1241fully
1242fee
1243senior
1244arrange
1245expense
1246combine
1247cook
1248cultural
1249map
1250meal
1251shift
1252contribution
1253weapon
1254ball
1255cash
1256entire
1257reality
1258solve
1259lesson
1260kitchen
1261circumstance
1262confirm
1263failure
1264busy
1265contribute
1266tool
1267mouth
1268objective
1269gas
1270lady
1271quick
1272currently
1273glad
1274driver
1275beach
1276commercial
1277basically
1278spread
1279pop
1280variable
1281cancer
1282brain
1283reaction
1284proceed
1285crisis
1286neither
1287hide
1288refuse
1289consequence
1290volume
1291trend
1292bag
1293traffic
1294mass
1295left
1296owner
1297length
1298vary
1299revenue
1300duty
1301repeat
1302mountain
1303unfortunately
1304survive
1305schedule
1306bedroom
1307employ
1308marriage
1309essential
1310critical
1311ticket
1312smoke
1313fan
1314flight
1315relatively
1316equal
1317egg
1318bottom
1319novel
1320somewhere
1321plus
1322coach
1323pleasure
1324promote
1325background
1326union
1327neighbor
1328provision
1329appreciate
1330plane
1331topic
1332enable
1333package
1334code
1335secret
1336manufacture
1337shareholder
1338investigation
1339attract
1340path
1341bird
1342bond
1343swim
1344afraid
1345environmental
1346finger
1347anybody
1348colleague
1349insurance
1350flower
1351consideration
1352settle
1353powerful
1354quiet
1355burn
1356engineer
1357component
1358waste
1359aid
1360extremely
1361earth
1362desire
1363apparently
1364tire
1365breath
1366delay
1367strength
1368connect
1369nurse
1370sum
1371brief
1372soldier
1373hardly
1374lunch
1375religious
1376strange
1377whereas
1378battle
1379construction
1380engage
1381district
1382hate
1383boat
1384stone
1385gather
1386tourist
1387divide
1388expand
1389historical
1390delivery
1391tradition
1392museum
1393mostly
1394host
1395broad
1396spring
1397council
1398shoulder
1399troop
1400jump
1401healthy
1402fresh
1403conclude
1404furthermore
1405finance
1406threat
1407studio
1408bomb
1409safety
1410active
1411winter
1412export
1413acquire
1414blow
1415sun
1416obvious
1417coffee
1418generate
1419visitor
1420bind
1421tape
1422cycle
1423assess
1424editor
1425spirit
1426scientist
1427monitor
1428tear
1429location
1430actual
1431actor
1432corporate
1433twice
1434minister
1435murder
1436comfortable
1437pool
1438wash
1439assessment
1440register
1441regulation
1442temperature
1443violence
1444hurt
1445route
1446recall
1447impossible
1448army
1449sight
1450accident
1451error
1452usual
1453tough
1454opposite
1455wine
1456relax
1457characteristic
1458noise
1459carefully
1460camera
1461possibly
1462convince
1463arrangement
1464shock
1465oppose
1466climb
1467slowly
1468relevant
1469consist
1470principal
1471lawyer
1472manner
1473gun
1474locate
1475onto
1476commit
1477domestic
1478pack
1479kiss
1480protein
1481branch
1482rat
1483voter
1484vehicle
1485civil
1486literature
1487mainly
1488theater
1489stare
1490totally
1491freedom
1492quote
1493industrial
1494significantly
1495guest
1496commitment
1497description
1498capacity
1499fifty
1500skin
1501taste
1502perspective
1503belong
1504normally
1505ought
1506participant
1507comparison
1508till
1509belief
1510dangerous
1511representative
1512signal
1513fashion
1514technical
1515interaction
1516deny
1517friendly
1518previously
1519gold
1520danger
1521participate
1522occasion
1523square
1524leadership
1525gift
1526mobile
1527border
1528shoe
1529label
1530load
1531prison
1532wood
1533ad
1534internal
1535suitable
1536west
1537affair
1538discount
1539outcome
1540advertisement
1541ignore
1542cup
1543suspect
1544citizen
1545definition
1546arrest
1547largely
1548destroy
1549hall
1550investigate
1551desk
1552remind
1553familiar
1554loan
1555explore
1556tea
1557index
1558recommendation
1559complain
1560poll
1561hi
1562wed
1563switch
1564escape
1565fairly
1566lovely
1567permit
1568import
1569association
1570dad
1571bright
1572predict
1573division
1574debt
1575shout
1576device
1577wake
1578proper
1579definitely
1580analyze
1581victim
1582necessarily
1583commission
1584amaze
1585combination
1586employment
1587conservative
1588guarantee
1589rank
1590protection
1591mouse
1592nevertheless
1593abuse
1594researcher
1595yield
1596root
1597secure
1598elect
1599chain
1600forest
1601confidence
1602frame
1603shot
1604identity
1605arise
1606afford
1607birth
1608tie
1609brand
1610instrument
1611hole
1612grade
1613threaten
1614hire
1615moral
1616latter
1617phase
1618approve
1619typical
1620strongly
1621channel
1622factory
1623judgment
1624proportion
1625concentration
1626resident
1627selection
1628empty
1629opposition
1630entirely
1631session
1632sexual
1633ice
1634master
1635narrow
1636graduate
1637increasingly
1638insist
1639bridge
1640license
1641concentrate
1642plenty
1643entry
1644reduction
1645respectively
1646farmer
1647notion
1648rent
1649odd
1650musical
1651appearance
1652bore
1653faithfully
1654adviser
1655reasonable
1656rely
1657presidential
1658sequence
1659soft
1660stretch
1661considerable
1662fuel
1663bottle
1664unique
1665atmosphere
1666practical
1667presentation
1668theme
1669hell
1670lock
1671prior
1672secondly
1673peak
1674mechanism
1675explanation
1676nowadays
1677native
1678succeed
1679mail
1680cast
1681wild
1682folk
1683intelligence
1684sheet
1685ear
1686journey
1687tiny
1688terrible
1689online
1690multiple
1691declare
1692engine
1693besides
1694chairman
1695mental
1696specifically
1697relief
1698professor
1699yard
1700celebrate
1701personality
1702construct
1703joint
1704via
1705row
1706capture
1707justice
1708constant
1709youth
1710coast
1711expectation
1712witness
1713blame
1714tone
1715seriously
1716honor
1717ourselves
1718electronic
1719dealer
1720disk
1721northern
1722chemical
1723somehow
1724hill
1725fruit
1726fellow
1727guard
1728sky
1729vision
1730impose
1731reserve
1732minimum
1733surely
1734thin
1735variation
1736formal
1737frequently
1738verb
1739acquisition
1740retire
1741recover
1742seed
1743tip
1744instruction
1745chart
1746mission
1747absence
1748fat
1749east
1750derive
1751ordinary
1752critic
1753helpful
1754gene
1755anywhere
1756lean
1757glance
1758ideal
1759neighborhood
1760smell
1761silence
1762disappear
1763cat
1764lip
1765passenger
1766compete
1767representation
1768rush
1769disorder
1770shut
1771complaint
1772careful
1773column
1774religion
1775legislation
1776employer
1777widely
1778protest
1779ancient
1780illustrate
1781faith
1782observation
1783reject
1784imply
1785ban
1786implement
1787command
1788approximately
1789maximum
1790qualify
1791somewhat
1792regional
1793assumption
1794temporary
1795attractive
1796plate
1797sad
1798frequency
1799weak
1800slip
1801victory
1802academic
1803county
1804circle
1805joke
1806hat
1807dozen
1808kick
1809steal
1810unable
1811settlement
1812symptom
1813reporter
1814accommodation
1815household
1816tennis
1817merely
1818emotion
1819tall
1820sick
1821calculate
1822accuse
1823criminal
1824scientific
1825estate
1826unlike
1827interpretation
1828corporation
1829appoint
1830enemy
1831criterion
1832beside
1833firstly
1834assistant
1835sweet
1836competitive
1837consistent
1838closely
1839equally
1840advise
1841liberal
1842meanwhile
1843impression
1844existence
1845accompany
1846output
1847exhibition
1848salary
1849attach
1850acknowledge
1851snow
1852properly
1853breast
1854prime
1855intention
1856ill
1857reward
1858bother
1859primarily
1860gray
1861expose
1862childhood
1863discipline
1864everywhere
1865medicine
1866differ
1867input
1868politician
1869wage
1870implication
1871substantial
1872infant
1873permanent
1874rare
1875remark
1876angry
1877knock
1878injury
1879producer
1880pocket
1881alive
1882currency
1883manufacturer
1884king
1885obligation
1886initiative
1887talent
1888breakfast
1889resolution
1890emotional
1891enhance
1892core
1893framework
1894found
1895phrase
1896southern
1897gap
1898storm
1899undertake
1900distinguish
1901draft
1902priority
1903democracy
1904pursue
1905urge
1906pilot
1907shirt
1908coat
1909lake
1910emphasize
1911habit
1912immediate
1913yellow
1914communicate
1915neck
1916vast
1917breathe
1918origin
1919stable
1920sir
1921enormous
1922negotiation
1923resolve
1924terrorist
1925bloody
1926retain
1927bone
1928mathematics
1929supplier
1930milk
1931passage
1932fundamental
1933pupil
1934publication
1935winner
1936elsewhere
1937examination
1938gentleman
1939soul
1940forth
1941contemporary
1942urban
1943incident
1944integrate
1945swing
1946panel
1947ratio
1948borrow
1949sufficient
1950motion
1951exam
1952governor
1953boss
1954effectively
1955install
1956premise
1957abroad
1958diet
1959hence
1960convention
1961metal
1962layer
1963typically
1964grateful
1965crash
1966incorporate
1967formation
1968classic
1969aircraft
1970highlight
1971sharp
1972climate
1973disappoint
1974fifteen
1975defeat
1976retirement
1977defend
1978truly
1979self
1980clinical
1981nearby
1982distribute
1983reputation
1984underlie
1985creation
1986specify
1987exclude
1988exhibit
1989extreme
1990appointment
1991brown
1992journalist
1993lucky
1994occupy
1995soil
1996educational
1997upper
1998slide
1999correspond
2000sudden
2001gay
2002plastic
2003freeze
2004peer
2005tooth
2006exception
2007excuse
2008bet
2009plain
2010crop
2011equivalent
2012rural
2013complicate
2014meat
2015collapse
2016dish
2017enterprise
2018luck
2019restrict
2020subsequent
2021originally
2022perfectly
2023thick
2024encounter
2025invitation
2026proud
2027chip
2028analyst
2029valuable
2030bike
2031retail
2032calm
2033unusual
2034criticism
2035personally
2036plot
2037beauty
2038preserve
2039emergency
2040comfort
2041deserve
2042repair
2043update
2044severe
2045recognition
2046secondary
2047proof
2048capable
2049outline
2050depression
2051evaluate
2052pension
2053external
2054cope
2055emphasis
2056restriction
2057partly
2058aside
2059massive
2060intellectual
2061minority
2062revolution
2063submit
2064prospect
2065equation
2066unemployment
2067intervention
2068delight
2069mom
2070anymore
2071smart
2072numerous
2073illness
2074abandon
2075confuse
2076wheel
2077crucial
2078efficient
2079dominate
2080database
2081split
2082trace
2083isolate
2084port
2085drama
2086nose
2087rapidly
2088dispute
2089landscape
2090spell
2091ultimately
2092inch
2093profile
2094phenomenon
2095entertainment
2096boundary
2097gender
2098assistance
2099dramatic
2100educate
2101edition
2102wing
2103similarly
2104specialist
2105formula
2106achievement
2107innovation
2108festival
2109coverage
2110pitch
2111gate
2112unknown
2113distinction
2114slight
2115roof
2116scream
2117convert
2118minor
2119negotiate
2120era
2121episode
2122volunteer
2123infection
2124preparation
2125arrival
2126silver
2127electricity
2128sink
2129unlikely
2130grand
2131web
2132transition
2133upset
2134forecast
2135pollution
2136eliminate
2137agenda
2138wire
2139prize
2140crack
2141deeply
2142cable
2143apparent
2144zone
2145fault
2146cooperation
2147pub
2148characterize
2149honest
2150supporter
2151inspire
2152whisper
2153hunt
2154toy
2155welfare
2156everyday
2157cloud
2158constraint
2159perceive
2160ease
2161solid
2162prisoner
2163expansion
2164agricultural
2165virtually
2166knee
2167album
2168bend
2169exposure
2170alter
2171digital
2172pour
2173satisfaction
2174tension
2175wet
2176perception
2177dimension
2178tight
2179restore
2180beer
2181sweep
2182interpret
2183assist
2184crew
2185essay
2186assure
2187anger
2188deposit
2189shower
2190string
2191elderly
2192extensive
2193truck
2194uniform
2195mood
2196detect
2197beneath
2198shadow
2199mode
2200territory
2201trail
2202nervous
2203parallel
2204sail
2205sensitive
2206hero
2207competitor
2208initially
2209transform
2210strip
2211stream
2212breed
2213attribute
2214vital
2215awful
2216devote
2217stem
2218height
2219apologize
2220alright
2221owe
2222genetic
2223persuade
2224recruit
2225vice
2226steady
2227heavily
2228entrance
2229furniture
2230strain
2231random
2232justify
2233measurement
2234rarely
2235meter
2236pace
2237western
2238constitute
2239spare
2240designer
2241mature
2242evil
2243curve
2244guilty
2245jacket
2246false
2247demonstration
2248wound
2249frighten
2250muscle
2251grass
2252substance
2253pink
2254symbol
2255foundation
2256cite
2257extension
2258tank
2259disaster
2260sigh
2261routine
2262cake
2263efficiency
2264membership
2265smooth
2266portion
2267mirror
2268resort
2269withdraw
2270resistance
2271giant
2272bid
2273naturally
2274summary
2275radical
2276tune
2277van
2278mutual
2279boot
2280fascinate
2281entitle
2282god
2283broadcast
2284singer
2285platform
2286whenever
2287apartment
2288conventional
2289independence
2290reverse
2291illustration
2292loud
2293loose
2294quantity
2295poem
2296damn
2297pose
2298depth
2299significance
2300planet
2301iron
2302gradually
2303approval
2304evaluation
2305wealth
2306visual
2307consult
2308sponsor
2309stupid
2310trap
2311badly
2312log
2313crazy
2314adjust
2315dirty
2316zero
2317gaze
2318button
2319extraordinary
2320hesitate
2321establishment
2322creative
2323constantly
2324probability
2325vegetable
2326alcohol
2327remarkable
2328throat
2329dependent
2330steel
2331sustain
2332ally
2333ethnic
2334pleasant
2335exceed
2336historian
2337sugar
2338brilliant
2339involvement
2340philosophy
2341hypothesis
2342bread
2343drag
2344edit
2345inner
2346statistic
2347liability
2348anticipate
2349league
2350seal
2351grab
2352flood
2353compensation
2354segment
2355compound
2356occasionally
2357spin
2358desert
2359operator
2360tower
2361newly
2362paragraph
2363advocate
2364bath
2365blind
2366confident
2367overcome
2368briefly
2369pure
2370regularly
2371counsel
2372disturb
2373burden
2374silent
2375behave
2376tap
2377alarm
2378fantastic
2379valley
2380preference
2381discovery
2382dare
2383skirt
2384eastern
2385poverty
2386registration
2387cigarette
2388criticize
2389bowl
2390cousin
2391offense
2392clause
2393impress
2394jury
2395venture
2396virus
2397anxiety
2398illegal
2399wrap
2400harm
2401survival
2402teenager
2403specialize
2404moderate
2405limitation
2406modify
2407accurate
2408angle
2409comprehensive
2410rival
2411adequate
2412universal
2413tourism
2414chest
2415expenditure
2416margin
2417recovery
2418mount
2419mate
2420admire
2421gesture
2422musician
2423rapid
2424stair
2425charm
2426slave
2427scare
2428amendment
2429incentive
2430format
2431consultant
2432deficit
2433mortgage
2434abstract
2435overseas
2436literary
2437experimental
2438architecture
2439possess
2440dig
2441opponent
2442evolution
2443versus
2444lend
2445custom
2446keen
2447translate
2448cough
2449distinct
2450rough
2451surgery
2452buyer
2453burst
2454pen
2455quietly
2456laboratory
2457tube
2458capability
2459province
2460twin
2461adapt
2462chicken
2463scholar
2464mess
2465precisely
2466therapy
2467frequent
2468wealthy
2469journal
2470composition
2471mad
2472tissue
2473flash
2474stroke
2475champion
2476sand
2477promotion
2478charity
2479bury
2480tendency
2481barrier
2482cream
2483rid
2484brush
2485dialog
2486publisher
2487consequently
2488democratic
2489abortion
2490govern
2491exact
2492hurry
2493whilst
2494privilege
2495creature
2496dismiss
2497cap
2498participation
2499visible
2500narrative
2501classical
2502assign
2503regret
2504twist
2505impressive
2506motor
2507prompt
2508ruin
2509density
2510resist
2511rescue
2512implementation
2513coal
2514lecture
2515awareness
2516maintenance
2517greatly
2518inflation
2519psychological
2520institutional
2521dust
2522successfully
2523cancel
2524functional
2525scope
2526species
2527float
2528absolute
2529passion
2530airline
2531motivate
2532module
2533fold
2534theoretical
2535react
2536wooden
2537poet
2538insight
2539partnership
2540counter
2541stain
2542automatically
2543penalty
2544rail
2545salt
2546contest
2547bin
2548violent
2549aggressive
2550sake
2551opera
2552undergo
2553embrace
2554divorce
2555pile
2556march
2557pale
2558acceptable
2559literally
2560allege
2561grammar
2562permission
2563regulate
2564cluster
2565compromise
2566diversity
2567immigrant
2568historic
2569gallery
2570dedicate
2571pretend
2572castle
2573tackle
2574golf
2575celebration
2576embarrass
2577personnel
2578boost
2579extract
2580pig
2581roughly
2582injure
2583mixture
2584announcement
2585biological
2586praise
2587disagree
2588electric
2589excess
2590fulfill
2591depress
2592fancy
2593compose
2594continuous
2595complexity
2596friendship
2597stability
2598accomplish
2599comprise
2600holder
2601inquiry
2602weakness
2603noun
2604civilian
2605racial
2606tail
2607tale
2608weigh
2609evolve
2610potentially
2611mere
2612fortune
2613gently
2614poetry
2615server
2616sanction
2617guitar
2618profession
2619pump
2620chamber
2621veteran
2622shine
2623championship
2624stake
2625gear
2626joy
2627remote
2628entertain
2629reliable
2630strengthen
2631orange
2632cheek
2633jail
2634forever
2635imagination
2636bias
2637possession
2638chat
2639dramatically
2640carbon
2641servant
2642curious
2643structural
2644neglect
2645compute
2646rear
2647ski
2648pot
2649revise
2650snap
2651stimulate
2652grin
2653adjustment
2654printer
2655moon
2656boom
2657scan
2658cheese
2659shell
2660pride
2661grandmother
2662situate
2663resign
2664supplement
2665bunch
2666clothing
2667barely
2668ceremony
2669firmly
2670pipe
2671maker
2672hopefully
2673trigger
2674stomach
2675destruction
2676craft
2677intense
2678pregnant
2679logic
2680indication
2681subsequently
2682presumably
2683happiness
2684interior
2685magic
2686menu
2687mystery
2688pro
2689greet
2690humor
2691concrete
2692flag
2693chocolate
2694shelter
2695guideline
2696cow
2697ownership
2698summarize
2699knife
2700bless
2701trick
2702wise
2703motivation
2704attachment
2705pray
2706strict
2707silly
2708catalog
2709organic
2710reckon
2711uncle
2712surprisingly
2713regardless
2714coin
2715attraction
2716athlete
2717harbor
2718darkness
2719stir
2720filter
2721romantic
2722determination
2723shelf
2724tongue
2725reasonably
2726transportation
2727tender
2728vessel
2729piano
2730envelope
2731slope
2732golden
2733belt
2734attendance
2735storage
2736pregnancy
2737invent
2738controversial
2739horrible
2740ocean
2741uncertainty
2742fiction
2743lover
2744hint
2745liquid
2746nowhere
2747anxious
2748stranger
2749leap
2750fool
2751adventure
2752carpet
2753shade
2754portrait
2755hook
2756potato
2757reflection
2758nerve
2759leather
2760qualification
2761exhaust
2762fragment
2763wander
2764distant
2765unite
2766bell
2767grain
2768monthly
2769altogether
2770differently
2771universe
2772weekly
2773empire
2774royal
2775fence
2776luxury
2777bite
2778comedy
2779confusion
2780curtain
2781consume
2782flexible
2783innocent
2784tent
2785stamp
2786shore
2787voluntary
2788genuine
2789swear
2790panic
2791sheep
2792mayor
2793gentle
2794precise
2795raw
2796wherever
2797refugee
2798listener
2799weird
2800substitute
2801rice
2802aunt
2803excitement
2804fade
2805wipe
2806chase
2807slice
2808alongside
2809suspend
2810autumn
2811ugly
2812hello
2813fortunate
2814insure
2815lazy
2816ashamed
2817hunger
2818thirst

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  1. All Graduates | French Translation Service

    Such a long list of common English words, this is going to be a great resource for people who are learning the English language. They should start building their vocabulary based on this list as these words often pop up during regular conversations, publications, letters, and even blog posts and social media. Thanks for taking the time to come up with such a rich list. Students who wish to learn English will certainly benefit a lot from this.