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This list has 2284 words in it. It was originally created to be a list of useful words, with frequency as one factor. It was created by Michael West in 1954. It is listed here by frequency.

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1-200Edit

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201-400Edit

cityputclosecaseforcemeetoncewateruponwarbuildhearlightuniteliveeverycountrybringcenterletsidetryprovidecontinuenamecertainpowerpayresultquestionstudywomanmemberuntilfarnightalwaysserviceawayreportsomethingcompanyweekchurchtowardstartsocialroomfigurenaturethoughyounglessenoughalmostreadincludepresidentnothingyetbetterbigboycostbusinessvaluesecondwhyclearexpectfamilycompleteactsensemindexperienceartnextneardirectcarlawindustryimportantgirlgodseveralmatterusualratherperoftenkindamongwhitereasonactionreturnfootcaresimplewithinlovehumanalongappeardoctorbelievespeakactivestudentmonthdriveconcernbestdoorhopeexampleinformbodyeverleastprobableunderstandreacheffectdifferentideawholecontrolconditionfieldpassfallnotespecialtalkparticulartodaymeasurewalkteachlowhourtypecarryrateremainfullstreeteasyalthoughrecordsitdeterminelevellocalsurereceivethusmomentspirittraincollegereligionperhapsmusicgrowfreecauseserveagebookboardrecentsoundofficecutstepclasstruehistorypositionabovestrongfriendnecessaryaddcourtdealtaxsupportpartywhethereitherlandmaterialhappeneducationdeath

401-600Edit

agreearmmotheracrossquiteanythingtownpastviewsocietymanageanswerbreakorganizehalffirelosemoneystopactualalreadyeffortwaitdepartmentablepoliticallearnvoiceairtogethershallcovercommonsubjectdrawshortwifetreatlimitroadlettercolorbehindproducesendtermtotaluniversityrisecenturysuccessminuterememberpurposetestfightwatchsituationsouthagodifferencestagefathertablerestbearentiremarketprepareexplainofferplantchargegroundwestpicturehardfrontliemoderndarksurfaceruleregarddancepeaceobservefuturewallfarmclaimfirmoperationfurtherpressurepropertymorningamounttopoutsidepiecesometimesbeautytradefeardemandwonderlistacceptjudgepaintmilesoonresponsibleallowsecretaryheartunionslowislandenterdrinkstoryexperimentstaypaperspaceapplydecidesharedesirespendsignthereforevariousvisitsupplyofficerdoubtprivateimmediatewishcontainfeedraisedescribereadyhorsesonexistnorthsuggeststationeffectivefooddeepwidealonecharacterEnglishhappycriticunitproductrespectdropnorfillcoldrepresentsuddenbasickillfinetroublemarksinglepressheavyattemptoriginstandardeverythingcommitteemoralblackredbadearthaccordelsemeredieremarkbasisexceptequaleasteventemploy

601-800Edit

defensesmileriverimprovegamedetailaccountcentsortreduceclubbuyattentionshipdecisionwearinsidewinsupposerideoperaterealizesalechooseparksquarevotepricedistrictdeadforeignwindowbeyonddirectionstrikeinsteadtrialpracticecatchopportunitylikelyrecognizepermitseriousattackfloorassociationspringlotstocklackhairsciencerelationprofessionpatternquickmedicalinfluenceoccasionmachinecomparehusbandblueinternationalfairespeciallyindeedimaginesurpriseaverageofficialtemperaturedifficultsinghittreeracepolicetouchrelativethrowqualityformerpullchanceprovearguesettlegrowthdateheatsaveperformancecountproductionlistenmainpicksizecoolarmypatientcombinesummerhallslightcommandenjoylengthproperexpresshealthchiefeveningstorelanguagedegreelaycurrentgundoghotelstrangeseparateboatfailcleandressanyonegainpainobjectknowledgedependrelatebelowdollaradvanceshapearrangepopulationyessellmentiondrycheckpoetsleepjoinhotbedelectricdreamdueseasonmannerfitleftprogressneitherstrengthnoticefinishopinionbillwesterntruthwrongtravelsuitbankexacthonorbrotherquietmarrycornerhandledangerhospitalpoolpromisebloodshootsceneliteraturearrivefilmbasefreedombarmaybehangsuffermanufacturefrequentrocklossburn

801-1000Edit

sunaudienceessentialglasspreventpoempoorinchsongskillpostpopularradioanimalconsciouswortheatelectionfaithwavemurdermodelforgetextendedgedistancememoryrecommenddivisionstafflegdiscussionaddressflydependentballshakeframeextremeengineerthickcomfortlattercampoildiscoverexaminedifficultytoothmiddlechoicereferenemypracticalmarriagebridgedeclareladycrossdailyafternoonattenddirectorbalancewashcapitalspeedblockcitizenmouthhillgreenpleasemotoragencyencouragegovernorworryaffairshoulderbrightmasssampleprettyrepeatrollpushtripcouncilclotheparentforwardsharpstraightgasweightdiscussfixloadmasterwhateverroundrapidlaughfingerspotproposeshopbroadreplacereplyextentlockemployeeaheadsightspreadwindapprovedestroynonepoundfameimportancereflectadvantagematchregularwagerefuseexistencehardlyperformtitletendexercisethincoatbitmountainyouthbehaviornewspapersecretabilityseasoftjusticereasonablecirclesolidpageweaponfastrepresentativesearchpureescapecrowdsticktelephoneavoidgardenfavornewsunlessdinnersomeonesignalyardidealwarmmisssheltersoldierarticlecrycaptainfamiliarseatguestweakexcitekingeveryonewineholedutybeatperfectbottomcomposebattleexpensecattleflowkitchendustbottleadmit

1001-1200Edit

teartireexpressionexceptionapplicationbelongrichfailurestruggleinstrumentvarietynarrowtheatercollectionrainreviewpreserveleadershipclaydaughterfellowswingthanklibraryfatreservetournicewarnringbitterchairyesterdayscientificflowerwheelsolutionaimgatherinvitemoreoverfreshforestwinterboxbeliefordinaryimpossibleprintgraytastelipspeechreferencestainconnectionotherwisestretchknifevillageblowmistakesweetshoutdivideguardworseexchangerarecommercialrequestappointagentdependencebirdwildmotionguessneighborseedfashionloancorrectplainmailretireoppositeprefersafeevildoublewoodemptybabyadvisecontentsportliftliterarycurioustieflatmessageneckhatedirtdelighttrustnobodyvalleytoolpresencecookrailroadministercoffeebrushbesidecollectguideluckprofitlordeverybodyprisoncloudslavechairmansoildistinguishintroduceurgeblindariseuppercurvemembershipkeyentertainsoulneighborhoodfriendlypairstoneleanprotectadvertisemysterywelcomekneejumpsnakestreamavenuebrowndiseasehatexcellentformalsnowsheetsomehowunityskyroughsmoothweathersteadythreatendepthopposedeliverancientprayadoptbirthappearanceuniversebusyhurrycoastforthsmellfurnishfemalehidewireproposaloughtvictoryquarterenginecustomerwastefoolintendintentiondeskpoliticspassage

1201-1400Edit

lawyerrootclimbmetalgradualhuntprotectionsatisfyroofbranchpleasurewitnessloosenoseminebandasiderisktomorrowremindearfishshoreoperatorcivilizebeingsilentscreenbindearnpackcolonybesidesslipcousinscalereliefexplorestembrainmusiciandefendbendsomebodyshadowmixsmokedescriptionfruitguiltyieldsensitivesaltpalesweepcompletionthroatagricultureadmiregentledozenparticlepleasantbaycupcompetitionmoonterriblestripmechanicshockconversationangletallplentystaryellowsickthoroughabsolutesucceedsurroundprouddearcardlakebreathafraidsilenceontoshoesomewherechainslidecopymachinerywakeseverepocketbonehonestfreezedictionarycalmswimicemaleskincrackrushwetmeatcommercejointgifthostsuspectpathuncleaffordinstantsatisfactoryheighttrackconfidencegrasssuggestionfavoritebreakfastapartchestentrancemarchsinknorthernironaliveillbagdisturbnativebedroomviolentbeneathpausetoughsubstancethreatcharmabsencefactoryspitemealuniversalaccidenthighwaysentencelibertywisenoisediscoverytubeflashtwistfencechildhoodjoysistersadefficiencydisappeardefeatextensiverentcomparisonpossessgracefleshliquidscientisteaseheavenmilksympathyrankrestaurantfrequencyangryshadeaccusenecessityknockloudpermanentrowlovelyconfusegoldfrightensolve

1401-1600Edit

gravesalaryphotographadviceabroadwoundvirtuedarequeenextraattractnumerouspinkgateexpensiveshutchickenforgiveholywoodenpromptcrimesorryrepublicangervisitorpileviolencesteelwingstairpartnerdelaygentlemanpourconfusiondamagekicksafetyburstnetworkresistancescrewpridetillhireverbpreachclerkeverywhereanywayfanconnecteggefficientgraincalculatedragoppositionworshiparrestdisciplinestringharborcameramechanismcowgrandfunnyinsurancereductionstrictlessontightsandplatequalifyelsewheremadinterferencepupilfoldroyalvaluablewhisperanybodyhurtexcessquantityfunmudextensionrecognitionkisscropsailattractivehabitrelievewisdompersuadecertaintyclotheagerdeservesympatheticcuretrappuzzlepowderrawmankindgladblamewheneveranxietybustremblesacredfortunateglorygoldenneatweekendtreasuryovercomecatsacrificecomplainelectroarsaketempleselfcompetenursestuffstomachpeculiarrepairstormtondesertallowanceservanthungerconsciencebreadcrashtipstrengthenproofgeneroussirtonightwhiptonguemillmerchantcoalruinintroductioncourageactorbeltstirpackagepunishreflectionbreatheanywhereamusedullfatenetfellowshipfaultfurniturebeampencilborderdisappointflamejokeblesscornshelltemptsupperdestructiondiveanxiousshinecheapdishdistantgreetfloodexcuseinsect

1601-1800Edit

oceanceremonydecreaseprizeharminsureversepotsincerecottonleafrubmedicinestrokebitelunglonelyadmissionstupidscratchcompositionbroadcastdrumresistneglectabsentpassengeradventurebegpipebeardboldmeanwhiledevilcheernutsplitmeltswearsugarburywipefaintcreaturetailwealthearnesttranslatesuspicionnobleinquiryjourneyhesitateextraordinaryborrowowefuneralambitionmixtureslopecriminalseldommapspinpraisespareplowtelegraphbarrelstraightenscarcelunchslaverycreepsweatgaystiffbraveseizeconvenienthorizonmoderatecomplicatedigcurseweighpriestexcessivequarrelwidowmodestdinepoliticiancustomeducatesalesmannailtapeasternpossessionsatisfactionbehavemercyscatterobjectionsilvertentsaddlewrapnestgrindspellplasterarchswellfriendshipbathbundlegratefulcrownboundarynowhereasleepclockboilaltogetherlendholidaypreciouswanderuglyreputationticketpretenddismissdelicatedespairawaketeafalsefortunecapthreadhastebareshirtbargainleatherrailbutterdotinquirewarmthdecisivevesselpitysteampinboundcompaniontoerewardforbidwherevertowerbathelodgeswallowmultiplybowkingdomgaragepermissionpumppreventionurgentauntzeroidlefeverChristmasregretjawsoappronounceempirebowloutlineorganimitationcautionmineraldisagreebladetricktreasureimmenseconveniencedisapprovedestructive

1801-2000Edit

forknoonownershiptunepolishpoisonshameloyaltycottageastonishshavefeathersauceliddebtfadeconfessclassificationdescendcapemildcleverenvelopeinventionsheepsplendidstampfloatbrickricebusinessmanbackwardqualificationartificialattractionlampcurlshowerelderbunchbellsteerflavorspitrobcreaminterruptpenweaveorangerescuecrushhumblefancydecaypolitetribebleedcoinfondautumnclassifyomitloyalneedlelessencomplaintpadsteepskirtcurtaincalculationlaughtersolemngreaseinterfereexplodefastenflagresignpostponepatienceboastropeenvyairplaneridshieldveilkneeltrayexplosivebrasstaxiwaxduckbuttoninventremedybushthunderweakenpovertyscrapearrowtendercruelsoftenmousehayanyhowalikecircularjuiceshelfbakehatredcautiousbasketwreckwidthconfidentlogheapsuckladdergapobeyhutaxetranslationcollardeliveryreproduceconfessionpanprejudicevoyagetobaccosimplicitypastecakeelephantribbonharvestashamedcavecustomarythiefdampsewrustseparationwaiterpetstrawupsettowelrefreshessencefurambitiousdefendantdaylightdipsuspiciousimaginaryashcarriageeducatorsawstoverubberrugmiseryawkwardrivalroastdeedpreferenceexplosiontheatricalcultivatecollectormiserablewristrabbitaccustomtideinsultthumblumpannoytoyhealshallowrepetitionsoupwhistlescenery

2001-2200Edit

appleoffensecorkripetempersorepinchdiamondrazorimaginativehookcopperlandlordinfluentialrothollowenclosehardenwickedstiffensilkuprightselfishstripepiginwardexcellencerakepurplehastenshortenapplauseacheapologyknotnephewcushiondrownnurserypintfierceimitatealoudgaietyrobberytightenperfectionscornwhoevertrunkwoolsailorcompetitormoonlightdeerbeaneverydaydrawerdisregardnowadayspatriotictinpennycagepardonlatelyoffendcoarsespoilhorizontalstingditchlibrarianmeantimecoughdeafswordmessengervaincastleelasticcombrodwidensorrowinventorcliffumbrellainterruptionmerrygallonconquestheadachetailorbucketscentsignaturecartdarkensometimeapplaudunderneathhellopretensedescentconquerframeworkconfidentialadoptiondisgustwaistmomentaryreceiptpearlraylazylimbgrammaticalbeastmonkeyjewelpersuasionobediencesockvowelhammerinnchimneydissatisfactionannoyanceornamenthonestyoutwardsharpenhandkerchiefgreedheavenlythirstniecespillloafwheatwormsecrecyrudeheightenflattenloosencheeserivalryroyaltydiscontentcomplicationfrightindoorflouractresscongratulationsouncefryeverlastinggoatinkdisappearancereproductionthickenavoidancespoonstrapdeceivelengthenrevengecorrectiondescendanthesitationspadebasinweedomissionold-fashionedbicyclebreadthphotographycowardmatrejoicecheatcongratulatediscomfortenclosureattentivepawoverflowdissatisfiedmultiplicationwhichevertidybribemendstocking

2201-2284Edit

feastnuisancethorntameinclusivehomemadehandwritingchalksourslipperyprocessionripenjealousjealousyliarhomecomingbarberwhitenberrylightenpigeonhinderbraverybaggagenounamongstgrammarcultivationcompanionshiprubbishmodestywoolendeepenpastrycupboardquartcanalnotebookdeceitparcelbrightenmoderationpunctualhurrahlipstickuppermostfattenconquerorhindrancecowardiceobedientsaucermaddenscoldweekdayrottendisrespectwidowerdeafendonkeybusinesslikemotherhoodsaddenhandshakecalculatorheaddressscissorstranslatorpossessorshillingreddenmotherlywhosecultivatorwhomhomeworkelectricianoarbriberysweetensowpronunciationbeakplural