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Words beginning with W - list and definitions learning English

What will I learn from the English lesson a list verbs beginning with W?

This lesson is a list of words beginning with W from the big list of A to Z of words and definitions to help you, when you don't know the meaning of the word. It is important not to try and remember the words, but just to use the list as a reference guide to help you.

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Click on each letter of the alphabet to get the list of the idioms with an explanation of each.

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The big book of words uses the following grammar after each word

After each word is listed you will see one of the following v, n or adj. To get a more detailed explanation of each click on each link.

Words Beginning with W.

waif n. A homeless, neglected wanderer.

waistcoat n. A vest.

waive v. To relinquish, especially temporarily, as a right or claim.

wampum n. Beads strung on threads, formerly used among the American Indians as currency.

wxane v. To diminish in size and brilliancy.

wantonness n. Recklessness.

warlike adj. Belligerent.

wavelet n. A ripple.

weak-kneed adj. Without resolute purpose or energy.

weal n. Well-being.

wean v. To transfer (the young) from dependence on mother's milk to another form of nourishment.

wearisome adj. Fatiguing.

wee adj. Very small.

well-bred adj. Of good ancestry.

well-doer n. A performer of moral and social duties.

well-to-do adj. In prosperous circumstances.

whereabouts n. The place in or near which a person or thing is.

whereupon adv. After which.

wherever adv. In or at whatever place.

wherewith n. The necessary means or resources.

whet v. To make more keen or eager.

whimsical adj. Capricious.

whine v. To utter with complaining tone.

wholly adv. Completely.

wield v. To use, control, or manage, as a weapon, or instrument, especially with full command.

wile n. An act or a means of cunning deception.

winsome adj. Attractive.

wintry adj. Lacking warmth of manner.

wiry adj. Thin, but tough and sinewy.

witchcraft n. Sorcery.

witless adj. Foolish, indiscreet, or silly.

witling n. A person who has little understanding.

witticism n. A witty, brilliant, or original saying or sentiment.

wittingly adv. With knowledge and by design.

wizen v. To become or cause to become withered or dry.

wizen-faced adj. Having a shriveled face.

working-man n. One who earns his bread by manual labor.

workmanlike adj. Like or befitting a skilled workman.

workmanship n. The art or skill of a workman.

wrangle v. To maintain by noisy argument or dispute.

wreak v. To inflict, as a revenge or punishment.

wrest v. To pull or force away by or as by violent twisting or wringing.

wretchedness n. Extreme misery or unhappiness.

writhe v. To twist the body, face, or limbs or as in pain or distress.

writing n. The act or art of tracing or inscribing on a surface letters or ideographs.

wry adj. Deviating from that which is proper or right.

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