Words That Help In Essays

50 Essays Vocabulary Words

tending to complain; whining
relating to quantity; measurable
indifferent, calm, and unconcerned
demonstrating or applying and undiscriminating or unselective approach
attributing human characteristics to non humans
pretend something, invent something
relieve something unpleasant
in vein, having no useful result
confident; cheerfully optimistic
desire to benefit humanity
refinement; upper class status
practical way of thinking about results
offspring; something resulting
snobby and pretentious manner
too concerned with formal rules and details
passionate argument, often controversial
making people angry or excited, sexually arousing
candor-honest; directness
alter something to make less strong
get rid of something completely
very knowledgeable through study
something coming before; word that subsequent word refers to
deliberate repetition of words or sentence structure for effect
a figure of speech in which an attribute is used to represent the whole thing
create or arise; have offspring
authorization to do something
belief that people are insincere
vicarious understanding of another's feelings; especially due to similar or shared experience
strongly negative feeling
conflict of ideas or attitudes; uncertainty
a message with an instructive purpose
the concurrent response of two or more of the senses to the stimulation of one
advance knowledge of things
gloomy, mournful; especially to an excessive degree
somebody with right or skill, a word or phrase that modifies or restricts the meaning of another word or phrase
a mild but earnest rebuke
sulky or ill-tempered in a peevish manner
not restrained by moral or ethical principals
unchanging or unchangeable
direct opposite; figure of speech that use words or phrases to contrast each other to create a balanced effect
determine number or extent of something
bitter verbal or written attack
to refute, to prove false, to deny the truth of something
essential attribute, official requirement
useful, of value or benefit to something or someone
hostility; extreme hatred
hypothesis; suggestion that might be true
ineffective; unlikely to be successful
bitter sharp in tone, taste, or manner
rude or arrogant, lack of respect
flagrant, conspicuously bad or offensive
seeking of pleasure as a way of life
withholding information; not sincere
believability, willingness to believe
figure of speech in which part of something is used to signify the whole
relating to senses and the sense organs
act of verifying or ratifying something
abstruse; difficult to understand

Transitional Words and Phrases

 

Transitional words and phrases can create powerful links between ideas in your paper and can help your reader understand the logic of your paper.

However, these words all have different meanings, nuances, and connotations.

Before using a particular transitional word in your paper, be sure you understand its meaning and usage completely and be sure that it's the right match for the logic in your paper.

Addition

  • furthermore
  • moreover
  • too
  • also
  • in the second place
  • again
  • in addition
  • even more
  • next
  • further
  • last, lastly
  • finally
  • besides
  • and, or, nor
  • first
  • second, secondly, etc.

Time

  • while
  • immediately
  • never
  • after
  • later, earlier
  • always
  • when
  • soon
  • whenever
  • meanwhile
  • sometimes
  • in the meantime
  • during
  • afterwards
  • now, until now
  • next
  • following
  • once
  • then
  • at length
  • simultaneously
  • so far
  • this time
  • subsequently

Place

  • here
  • there
  • nearby
  • beyond
  • wherever
  • opposite to
  • adjacent to
  • neighboring on
  • above, below

Exemplification or Illustration

  • to illustrate
  • to demonstrate
  • specifically
  • for instance
  • as an illustration
  • e.g., (for example)
  • for example

Comparison

  • in the same way
  • by the same token
  • similarly
  • in like manner
  • likewise
  • in similar fashion

Contrast

  • yet
  • and yet
  • nevertheless
  • nonetheless
  • after all
  • but
  • however
  • though
  • otherwise
  • on the contrary
  • in contrast
  • notwithstanding
  • on the other hand
  • at the same time

Clarification

  • that is to say
  • in other words
  • to explain
  • i.e., (that is)
  • to clarify
  • to rephrase it
  • to put it another way

Cause

  • because
  • since
  • on account of
  • for that reason

Effect

  • therefore
  • consequently
  • accordingly
  • thus
  • hence
  • as a result

Purpose

  • in order that
  • so that
  • to that end, to this end
  • for this purpose

Qualification

  • almost
  • nearly
  • probably
  • never
  • always
  • frequently
  • perhaps
  • maybe
  • although

Intensification

  • indeed
  • to repeat
  • by all means
  • of course
  • doubtedly
  • certainly
  • without doubt
  • yes, no
  • undoubtedly
  • in fact
  • surely
  • in fact

Concession

  • to be sure
  • granted
  • of course, it is true

Summary

  • to summarize
  • in sum
  • in brief
  • to sum up
  • in short
  • in summary

Conclusion

  • in conclusion
  • to conclude
  • finally

Demonstratives acting as transitions

Pronouns serving as links to clearly refer to a specific word or phrase

  • his
  • its
  • theirs
  • it
  • their
  • your
  • her
  • they
  • our

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