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Words from Latin:
affinity
electoral
omnipotent
aggregate
facetious
patina
ameliorate
formidable
pernicious
amicable
gradient
precipice
animosity
humble
precocious
aquatic
igneous
primal
bugle
incriminate
prodigal
Capricorn
indigenous
providence
condolences
ingenious
ridiculous
confidence
insidious
rupture
contiguous 
intractable 
subterfuge
corporal 
lucid 
susceptible
credible 
mediocre
temporal
crescent 
nasal 
triumvirate
dissect 
necessary
vernacular
egregious
ominous 
vivisection

Words from Arabic:
alchemy 
giraffe
mummy 
alcohol 
guitar
muslin
algebra
hafiz
nenuphar 
algorithm 
henna
orange
artichoke
Islamic
salaam
average 
khan
sugar 
camphor
lilac 
sultan
carmine
message 
taj 
crimson
mihrab 
tarragon 

Words from Asian Languages:
asana 
gunnysack 
nirvana 
bamboo
jiva 
pangolin
bangle
juggernaut 
patel
chintz 
kama
shampoo 
chutney
loot 
tanha 
durwan 
mongoose 
yamen 

Words from French:
baton 
dressage nougat
beige 
fatigue
pacifism
boudoir 
foyer
physique
boutique 
fuselage
protege
chassis 
garcon
regime
chauvinism 
impasse
rehearse
debacle
lieutenant
repertoire
deluxe 
mascot
rouge
denim
matinee
suave
denture
menu
tutu
dossier
musicale
virgule

Eponyms:
ampere 
forsythia
newton 
bromeliad 
Geronimo
Panglossian
Croesus
hosta 
quixote
Crusoe 
macadamia 
shrapnel 
diesel
mentor
tantalize 
Fahrenheit 
mercerize 
zinnia

Words from German:  
autobahn
haversack 
schloss
Backstein 
knapsack 
schnecke 
dachshund 
kohlrabi 
springerle 
dreidel
Meistersinger 
stollen 
eiderdown
noodle 
umlaut 
ersatz
nosh
vorlage 
gestalt
panzer 
Weissnichtwo
gesundheit 
realschule 
zwinger 
glockenspiel 
schadenfreude 
 

Words from Slavic Languages:
babushka 
kielbasa
samovar
balalaika 
knish
Siberian
Beetewk 
parka 
sputnik
Bolshevik 
perestroika
taiga
commissar 
Permian
trepak 
gopak 
polka 
vampire 

Words from Dutch:
bluff 
gulden 
roodebok
bobbejaan 
guy 
scrabble
boodle
handsome 
skipper
buckwagon 
harpoon 
snuff 
caboose 
keest 
tattle 
croon 
klompen 
ticket 
cruiser 
loiter
trawl 
easel
maelstrom 
voortrekker 
excise
muddle 
walrus 
foist 
pickle 
waywiser 
freebooter 
potash 
wiseacre 

Words from Old English:
abide 
furlong
nether
barrow 
gnat 
orchard 
belay 
gristle 
pinafore 
blithe 
hue
salve 
broadleaf
hurdle 
slaughter 
daily 
kipper 
threshold 
dogged 
kirtle
tithe 
dreary 
kith 
watery 
dross 
loam 
workmanship 
fennel 
mistletoe 
yieldable 
fickle 
mongrel 
 

Words from New World Languages:  
cacao 
jacamar
sachem
caribou 
kahuna
skunk 
chipotle 
malihini 
succotash 
chocolate
menhaden
terrapin 
iguana 
ocelot
toucan 
ipecac 
pampas 
Tuckahoe 

Words from Japanese:   
banzai 
kuruma 
sashimi 
hibachi
nisei 
satori
honcho
ramen 
teriyaki
karate
samurai 
tycoon
koan
 
 

Words from Greek:   
agnostic 
ephemeral 
Olympian 
allegory
etymology
orthodox
anachronism
eulogy 
periphery 
analysis 
euthanasia 
philately 
antibiotic
gynarchy 
philhellenism 
apostrophe 
hedonism 
pragmatic
asthmogenic 
homogeneous 
pyre 
biblical
hydrology
rhetoric 
biopsy 
hygiene 
strategy
character 
hypocrisy 
symbiosis 
demotic 
lethargy
synergy 
diagnosis 
macron 
synopsis 
diatribe
megalopolis 
topical 
diphthong 
melancholy 
topography 
dyslexia
metamorphosis 
xylophone
eclectic
odyssey
 

Words from Italian:
archipelago 
finale 
piazza 
balcony
fresco 
pizzicato
belladonna 
galleria 
salami 
bravura
garibaldi
scampi 
cadenza 
influenza
scherzo 
cameo 
libretto
spaghetti 
charlatan 
malaria
stucco
confetti
ocarina 
trattoria 
credenza 
oratorio 
vivace 
fiasco
parapet
 

Words from Spanish:
adios 
cordovan
mesa 
Argentine 
embarcadero
pochismo
barrio 
embargo 
pueblo 
buffalo 
fandango 
punctilio 
caballero 
gordita
sarsaparilla 
cabana 
hacienda 
sierra
chimichanga 
junco
tomatillo
cilantro
machismo 
vaquero


 

 



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