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Wikipedia:Basic English ordered wordlist



This list is based on Charles Kay Ogden's Basic English ordered word list.

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Operations

100 words

comegetgivegokeepletmakeputseemtakebedohavesayseesendmaywill

aboutacrossafteragainstamongatbeforebetweenbydownfrominoffonoverthroughtounderupwith

asforoftillthan

atheallanyeverylittlemuchnoothersomesuchthatthisI heyouwho

andbecausebutorifthoughwhilehowwhenwherewhy

againeverfarforwardherenearnowoutstillthentheretogetherwell

almostenoughevennotonlyquitesoverytomorrowyesterday

northsoutheastwestpleaseyes

Things

accountactadditionadjustmentadvertisementagreementairamountamusementanimalanswerapparatusapprovalargumentartattackattemptattentionattractionauthoritybackbalancebasebehaviorbeliefbirthbitbitebloodblowbodybrassbreadbreathbrotherbuildingburnburstbusinessbuttercanvascarecausechalkchancechangeclothcoalcolorcomfortcommitteecompanycomparisoncompetitionconditionconnectioncontrolcookcoppercopycorkcottoncoughcountrycovercrackcreditcrimecrushcrycurrentcurvedamagedangerdaughterdaydeathdebtdecisiondegreedesigndesiredestructiondetaildevelopmentdigestiondirectiondiscoverydiscussiondiseasedisgustdistancedistributiondivisiondoubtdrinkdrivingdustearthedgeeducationeffectenderroreventexampleexchangeexistenceexpansionexperienceexpertfactfallfamilyfatherfearfeelingfictionfieldfightfireflameflightflowerfoldfoodforceformfriendfrontfruitglassgoldgovernmentgraingrassgripgroupgrowthguideharborharmonyhatehearingheathelphistoryholehopehourhumoriceideaimpulseincreaseindustryinkinsectinstrumentinsuranceinterestinventionironjellyjoinjourneyjudgejumpkickkissknowledgelandlanguagelaughlawleadlearningleatherletterlevelliftlightlimitlinenliquidlistlooklosslovemachinemanmanagermarkmarketmassmealmeasuremeatmeetingmemorymetalmiddlemilkmindmineminutemistmoneymonthmorningmothermotionmountainmovemusicnamenationneednewsnightnoisenotenumberobservationofferoiloperationopinionorderorganizationornamentownerpagepainpaintpaperpartpastepaymentpeacepersonplaceplantplaypleasurepointpoisonpolishporterpositionpowderpowerpriceprintprocessproduceprofitpropertyproseprotestpullpunishmentpurposepushqualityquestionrainrangeraterayreactionreadingreasonrecordregretrelationreligionrepresentativerequestrespectrestrewardrhythmriceriverroadrollroomrubrulerunsaltsandscalescienceseaseatsecretaryselectionselfsenseservantsexshadeshakeshameshocksidesignsilksilversistersizeskysleepslipslopesmashsmellsmilesmokesneezesnowsoapsocietysonsongsortsoundsoupspacestagestartstatementsteamsteelstepstitchstonestopstorystretchstructuresubstancesugarsuggestionsummersupportsurpriseswimsystemtalktastetaxteachingtendencytesttheorythingthoughtthundertimetintoptouchtradetransporttricktroubleturntwistunitusevalueversevesselviewvoicewalkwarwashwastewaterwavewaxwayweatherweekweightwindwinewinterwomanwoodwoolwordworkwoundwriting year

200 Picturable words

See also Wikipedia:Basic English picture wordlist.

angleantapplearcharmarmybabybagballbandbasinbasketbathbedbeebellberrybirdbladeboardboatbonebookbootbottleboxboybrainbrakebranchbrickbridgebrushbucketbulbbuttoncakecameracardcartcarriagecatchaincheesechestchinchurchcircleclockcloudcoatcollarcombcordcowcupcurtaincushiondogdoordraindrawerdressdropeareggengineeyefacefarmfeatherfingerfishflagfloorflyfootforkfowlframegardengirlglovegoatgunhairhammerhandhatheadhearthookhornhorsehospitalhouseislandjewelkettlekeykneeknifeknotleafleglibrarylineliplockmapmatchmonkeymoonmouthmusclenailneckneedlenervenetnosenutofficeorangeovenparcelpenpencilpicturepigpinpipeplaneplateplough/plowpocketpotpotatoprisonpumprailratreceiptringrodroofrootsailschoolscissorsscrewseedsheepshelfshipshirtshoeskinskirtsnakesockspadespongespoonspringsquarestampstarstationstemstickstockingstomachstorestreetsuntabletailthreadthroatthumbtickettoetonguetoothtowntraintraytreetrousersumbrellawallwatchwheelwhipwhistlewindowwingwireworm

Qualities

100 General

ableacidangryautomaticbeautifulblackboilingbrightbrokenbrowncheapchemicalchiefcleanclearcommoncomplexconsciouscutdeepdependentearlyelasticelectricequalfatfertilefirstfixedflatfreefrequentfullgeneralgoodgreatgrey/grayhanginghappyhardhealthyhighhollowimportantkindlikelivinglongmalemarriedmaterialmedicalmilitarynaturalnecessarynewnormalopenparallelpastphysicalpoliticalpoorpossiblepresentprivateprobablequickquietreadyredregularresponsiblerightroundsamesecondseparateserioussharpsmoothstickystiffstraightstrongsuddensweettallthicktighttiredtrueviolentwaitingwarmwetwidewiseyellowyoung

50 Opposites

awakebadbentbitterbluecertaincoldcompletecrueldarkdeaddeardelicatedifferentdirtydryfalsefeeblefemalefoolishfuturegreenilllastlateleftlooseloudlowmixednarrowoldoppositepublicroughsadsafesecretshortshutsimpleslowsmallsoftsolidspecialstrangethinwhitewrong