Basic english combined wordlist (2626)


This is the maximum Basic English combined wordlist. It is not the Basic English list of 850 words plus 150 specialty words. This maximum list is what the advanced student will know when moving from Basic English to the standard English language. Thus any student who knows all of these words has gone far beyond Basic English.

It actually contains well over 2,600 words and consists of five subordinate word lists:

* 850 Basic English words.
* 179 international words, consisting of:

* 50 international nouns.
* 12 names of sciences.
* 12 title and organizational names.
* 50 general utility names.
* 5 onomatopoeic (sounds like) words.
* 50 words about time and numbers.

* 1293 words used as an addendum.
* 215 compound words (made up of Basic English words).
* 91 new words made from adding the allowed endings: – er, – ed, – ing, – ly, – s, and the prefix un-.

Total: 2626 words.

A

Basic: a – able – about – account – acid – across – act – addition – adjustment – advertisement – agreement – after – again – against – air – all – almost – among – amount – amusement – angle – animal – answer – and – angry – ant – any – apparatus – apple – approval – arch – argument – arm – army – art – as – at – attack – attempt – attention – attraction – authority – automatic – awake

International: alcohol – Algebra – aluminium – ammonia – anesthetic – April – Arithmetic – asbestos – August – autobus – automobile

Addendum: absence – absorption – acceleration – acceptance – accessory – accident – active – address – adjacent – adventure – advice – age – agent – agency – ago – allowance – along – also – alternative – always – ambition – amplitude – anchor – ankle – appendage – application – approximation – arbitration – arbitrary – arc – area – arrangement – ash – asset – assistant – average – awkward – axis

Compound:

afterthought – airplane – another – anybody – anyhow – anyone – anything – anywhere

Endings: actor – acting
B

Basic: baby – back – bad – bag – balance – ball – band – base – basin – basket – bath – be – beautiful – because – bed – bee – before – behavior – belief – bell – bent – berry – between – bird – birth – bit – bite – bitter – black – blade – blood – blow – blue – board – boat – body – bone – book – boot – boiling – bottle – box – boy – brain – brake – branch – brass – bread – breath – brick – bridge – bright – broken – brother – brown – brush – bucket – building – bulb – button – burn – burst – business – but – butter – by

International: ballet – Bang – bank – bar – beef – beer – Biology – bomb

Addendum: balcony – bale – bankrupt – bark – barrel – beak – beaker – beard – beat – behind – belt – bet – bill – birefringence – blame – blanket – both – bottom – brave – break – breakfast – breast – broker – bubble – bud – budget – buoyancy – bunch – burial – busy

Compound: backbone – backwoods – become – bedroom – beeswax – birthday – birthright – blackberry – blackbird – blackboard – bloodvessel – bluebell – bookkeeper – brushwood – buttercup

Endings: basing – based – builder – burner – burned – burning
C



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Basic english combined wordlist (2626)