English Vocabulary Word List - Ogden's Basic English Word List
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Ogden's Basic English Word List (850 Words)

  • a
  • able
  • about
  • account
  • acid
  • across
  • act
  • addition
  • adjustment
  • advertisement
  • after
  • again
  • against
  • agreement
  • air
  • all
  • almost
  • among
  • amount
  • amusement
  • and
  • angle
  • angry
  • animal
  • answer
  • ant
  • any
  • apparatus
  • apple
  • approval
  • arch
  • argument
  • arm
  • army
  • art
  • as
  • at
  • attack
  • attempt
  • attention
  • attraction
  • authority
  • automatic
  • awake
  • baby
  • back
  • bad
  • bag
  • balance
  • ball
  • band
  • base
  • basin
  • basket
  • bath
  • be
  • beautiful
  • because
  • bed
  • bee
  • before
  • behaviour
  • belief
  • bell
  • bent
  • berry
  • between
  • bird
  • birth
  • bit
  • bite
  • bitter
  • black
  • blade
  • blood
  • blow
  • blue
  • board
  • boat
  • body
  • boiling
  • bone
  • book
  • boot
  • bottle
  • box
  • boy
  • brain
  • brake
  • branch
  • brass
  • bread
  • breath
  • brick
  • bridge
  • bright
  • broken
  • brother
  • brown
  • brush
  • bucket
  • building
  • bulb
  • burn
  • burst
  • business
  • but
  • butter
  • button
  • by
  • cake
  • camera
  • canvas
  • card
  • care
  • carriage
  • cart
  • cat
  • cause
  • certain
  • chain
  • chalk
  • chance
  • change
  • cheap
  • cheese
  • chemical
  • chest
  • chief
  • chin
  • church
  • circle
  • clean
  • clear
  • clock
  • cloth
  • cloud
  • coal
  • coat
  • cold
  • collar
  • colour
  • comb
  • come
  • comfort
  • committee
  • common
  • company
  • comparison
  • competition
  • complete
  • complex
  • condition
  • connection
  • conscious
  • control
  • cook
  • copper
  • copy
  • cord
  • cork
  • cotton
  • cough
  • country
  • cover
  • cow
  • crack
  • credit
  • crime
  • cruel
  • crush
  • cry
  • cup
  • cup
  • current
  • curtain
  • curve
  • cushion
  • damage
  • danger
  • dark
  • daughter
  • day
  • dead
  • dear
  • death
  • debt
  • decision
  • deep
  • degree
  • delicate
  • dependent
  • design
  • desire
  • destruction
  • detail
  • development
  • different
  • digestion
  • direction
  • dirty
  • discovery
  • discussion
  • disease
  • disgust
  • distance
  • distribution
  • division
  • do
  • dog
  • door
  • doubt
  • down
  • drain
  • drawer
  • dress
  • drink
  • driving
  • drop
  • dry
  • dust
  • ear
  • early
  • earth
  • east
  • edge
  • education
  • effect
  • egg
  • elastic
  • electric
  • end
  • engine
  • enough
  • equal
  • error
  • even
  • event
  • ever
  • every
  • example
  • exchange
  • existence
  • expansion
  • experience
  • expert
  • eye
  • face
  • fact
  • fall
  • false
  • family
  • far
  • farm
  • fat
  • father
  • fear
  • feather
  • feeble
  • feeling
  • female
  • fertile
  • fiction
  • field
  • fight
  • finger
  • fire
  • first
  • fish
  • fixed
  • flag
  • flame
  • flat
  • flight
  • floor
  • flower
  • fly
  • fold
  • food
  • foolish
  • foot
  • for
  • force
  • fork
  • form
  • forward
  • fowl
  • frame
  • free
  • frequent
  • friend
  • from
  • front
  • fruit
  • full
  • future
  • garden
  • general
  • get
  • girl
  • give
  • glass
  • glove
  • go
  • goat
  • gold
  • good
  • government
  • grain
  • grass
  • great
  • green
  • grey
  • grip
  • group
  • growth
  • guide
  • gun
  • hair
  • hammer
  • hand
  • hanging
  • happy
  • harbour
  • hard
  • harmony
  • hat
  • hate
  • have
  • he
  • head
  • healthy
  • hear
  • hearing
  • heart
  • heat
  • help
  • high
  • history
  • hole
  • hollow
  • hook
  • hope
  • horn
  • horse
  • hospital
  • hour
  • house
  • how
  • humour
  • I
  • ice
  • idea
  • if
  • ill
  • important
  • impulse
  • in
  • increase
  • industry
  • ink
  • insect
  • instrument
  • insurance
  • interest
  • invention
  • iron
  • island
  • jelly
  • jewel
  • join
  • journey
  • judge
  • jump
  • keep
  • kettle
  • key
  • kick
  • kind
  • kiss
  • knee
  • knife
  • knot
  • knowledge
  • land
  • language
  • last
  • late
  • laugh
  • law
  • lead
  • leaf
  • learning
  • leather
  • left
  • leg
  • let
  • letter
  • level
  • library
  • lift
  • light
  • like
  • limit
  • line
  • linen
  • lip
  • liquid
  • list
  • little
  • living
  • lock
  • long
  • look
  • loose
  • loss
  • loud
  • love
  • low
  • machine
  • make
  • male
  • man
  • manager
  • map
  • mark
  • market
  • married
  • mass
  • match
  • material
  • may
  • meal
  • measure
  • meat
  • medical
  • meeting
  • memory
  • metal
  • middle
  • military
  • milk
  • mind
  • mine
  • minute
  • mist
  • mixed
  • money
  • monkey
  • month
  • moon
  • morning
  • mother
  • motion
  • mountain
  • mouth
  • move
  • much
  • muscle
  • music
  • nail
  • name
  • narrow
  • nation
  • natural
  • near
  • necessary
  • neck
  • need
  • needle
  • nerve
  • net
  • new
  • news
  • night
  • no
  • noise
  • normal
  • north
  • nose
  • not
  • note
  • now
  • number
  • nut
  • observation
  • of
  • off
  • offer
  • office
  • oil
  • old
  • on
  • only
  • open
  • operation
  • opinion
  • opposite
  • or
  • orange
  • order
  • organization
  • ornament
  • other
  • out
  • oven
  • over
  • owner
  • page
  • pain
  • paint
  • paper
  • parallel
  • parcel
  • part
  • past
  • paste
  • payment
  • peace
  • pen
  • pencil
  • person
  • physical
  • picture
  • pig
  • pin
  • pipe
  • place
  • plane
  • plant
  • plate
  • play
  • please
  • pleasure
  • plough
  • pocket
  • point
  • poison
  • polish
  • political
  • poor
  • porter
  • position
  • possible
  • pot
  • potato
  • powder
  • power
  • present
  • price
  • print
  • prison
  • private
  • probable
  • process
  • produce
  • profit
  • property
  • prose
  • protest
  • public
  • pull
  • pump
  • punishment
  • purpose
  • push
  • put
  • quality
  • question
  • quick
  • quiet
  • quite
  • rail
  • rain
  • range
  • rat
  • rate
  • ray
  • reaction
  • reading
  • ready
  • reason
  • receipt
  • record
  • red
  • regret
  • regular
  • relation
  • religion
  • representative
  • request
  • respect
  • responsible
  • rest
  • reward
  • rhythm
  • rice
  • right
  • ring
  • river
  • road
  • rod
  • roll
  • roof
  • room
  • root
  • rough
  • round
  • rub
  • rule
  • run
  • sad
  • safe
  • sail
  • salt
  • same
  • sand
  • say
  • scale
  • school
  • science
  • scissors
  • screw
  • sea
  • seat
  • second
  • secret
  • secretary
  • see
  • seed
  • seem
  • selection
  • self
  • send
  • sense
  • separate
  • serious
  • servant
  • sex
  • shade
  • shake
  • shame
  • sharp
  • sheep
  • shelf
  • ship
  • shirt
  • shock
  • shoe
  • short
  • shut
  • side
  • sign
  • silk
  • silver
  • simple
  • sister
  • size
  • skin
  • skirt
  • sky
  • sleep
  • slip
  • slope
  • slow
  • small
  • smash
  • smell
  • smile
  • smoke
  • smooth
  • snake
  • sneeze
  • snow
  • so
  • soap
  • society
  • sock
  • soft
  • solid
  • some
  • son
  • song
  • sort
  • sound
  • soup
  • south
  • space
  • spade
  • special
  • sponge
  • spoon
  • spring
  • square
  • stage
  • stamp
  • star
  • start
  • statement
  • station
  • steam
  • steel
  • stem
  • step
  • stick
  • sticky
  • stiff
  • still
  • stitch
  • stocking
  • stomach
  • stone
  • stop
  • store
  • story
  • straight
  • strange
  • street
  • stretch
  • strong
  • structure
  • substance
  • such
  • sudden
  • sugar
  • suggestion
  • summer
  • sun
  • support
  • surprise
  • sweet
  • swim
  • system
  • table
  • tail
  • take
  • talk
  • tall
  • taste
  • tax
  • teaching
  • tendency
  • test
  • than
  • that
  • the
  • then
  • theory
  • there
  • thick
  • thin
  • thing
  • this
  • thought
  • thread
  • throat
  • through
  • through
  • thumb
  • thunder
  • ticket
  • tight
  • till
  • time
  • tin
  • tired
  • to
  • toe
  • together
  • tomorrow
  • tongue
  • tooth
  • top
  • touch
  • town
  • trade
  • train
  • transport
  • tray
  • tree
  • trick
  • trouble
  • trousers
  • true
  • turn
  • twist
  • umbrella
  • under
  • unit
  • up
  • use
  • value
  • verse
  • very
  • vessel
  • view
  • violent
  • voice
  • waiting
  • walk
  • wall
  • war
  • warm
  • wash
  • waste
  • watch
  • water
  • wave
  • wax
  • way
  • weather
  • week
  • weight
  • well
  • west
  • wet
  • wheel
  • when
  • where
  • while
  • whip
  • whistle
  • white
  • who
  • why
  • wide
  • will
  • wind
  • window
  • wine
  • wing
  • winter
  • wire
  • wise
  • with
  • woman
  • wood
  • wool
  • word
  • work
  • worm
  • wound
  • writing
  • wrong
  • year
  • yellow
  • yes
  • yesterday
  • you
  • young

Words from a simplified language by Charles K. Ogden (1930)


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