Words with silent ‘e’

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Words beginning with a,

a

abate

abbreviate

abdicate

abeyance

able

abode

abominate

above

abridge

absence

absolve

accede

accelerate

accentuate

acceptable

accessible

acclimatise

accommodate

accumulate

accurate

accuse

ache

achieve

acknowledge

acquaintance

acquiesce

acquiescence

acquire

actuate

acute

adage

addle

adequate

adjective

adjudicate

admirable

adolescence

adore

adulterate

advance

advantage

adverse

advertise

advice

adze

aerate

aerodrome

aeroplane

affable

affiliate

affirmative

affluence

age

aggravate

aggrieve

agile

agitate

agreeable

agriculture

aisle

alcove

alienate

alike

alive

allege

allegiance

alleviate

alliance

allowance

allude

allure

alone

alongside

alternate

alternative

altitude

amble

ambulance

amenable

amicable

ample

amputate

amuse

anecdote

 angle

animate

ankle

annihilate

annotate

announce

anthracite

anticipate

antidote

anyone

apace

ape

aperture

appearance

appease

appendage

apple  appliance  appreciate  apprehensive  apprentice

appropriate

approve

 approximately  aptitude

arable

arcade

 architecture  architrave  armature  armistice

arouse

arrange

arrive

artichoke

ascertainable

article

articulate

artifice

ascribe

asinine

askance

aspirate

aspire

assemble

assimilate

associate

assuage

assume

assure

astride

astute

athlete

atmosphere

attendance

attire

attitude

attractive

audible

audience

authorise

automobile

available

avalanche

avarice

avenge

average

averse

avoidance

aware

awe

awhile

axe

axle

azure

 

b

babble

backbite

badge

baggage

bake
balance

bale

bandage

bane

bangle

bare

baritone barnacle

barrage

base

bathe

battle

beagle

became

because

become

beetle

before

begone

begrudge

beguile

behave

believe

beneficence

benevolence

bereave

beside

besiege

betide

beverage

beware

bible

bicycle

bide

biplane

bite

bivalve

bizarre

blaspheme

blaze

blithe

blockade

blonde

blouse

bole

bondage

bone

bore

bottle

bounce

brace

brake

bramble

brave

breathe

breeze

bribe

bride

bridge

bridle

brigade

brine

bristle

brittle

broke

bronze

browse

bruise

brusque

brute

c

cabbage

cable

cackle

cajole

cake

calculate

came

camouflage

candidate

candle

cane

canine

canoe

capable

cape

capitulate

capsize

captivate

captive

carbine

care

carnage

carriage

cartridge

cascade

case

castle

catechise

cattle

cause

cavalcade

cave

cease

cede

celebrate

censure

centigrade

centimetre

centipede

centre

certificate

chafe

chance

chalice

challenge

change

changeable

charade

charge

charitable

chase

chastise

cheese

cheque

chide

chime

chive

choice

choke

choose

chose

chronicle

chuckle

chute

circle

circumference

circumstance

civilise

clandestine

clause

clearance

cleave

climate

close

coarse

cobble

coddle

code

cogitate

cognate

coincide

coincidence

collapse

college

collide

colonnade

columbine

combine

come

commemorate

commence

commerce

commiserate

commonplace

communicate

commute

compare

compensate

compere

compete

complete

compose

compromise

compute

comrade

concave

concede

concentrate

conciliate

concise

conclude

conclusive

concrete

condense

condole

condone

cone

confederate

confine

confiscate

confuse

congratulate

congregate

conjecture

connive

conscience

consecrate

consecutive

consequence

conserve

considerate

console

consolidate

conspire

constitute

consume

contaminate

contemplate

continue

contrite

convenience

converge

convince

convulse

cornice

corpse

corrode

costume

cottage

couple

courage

course

cradle

crane

crate

crave

create

creature

credible

creditable

crevice

cribbage

crime

cringe

crinkle

cripple

criticise

crocodile

crude

cruise

crumble

crumple

crusade

cube

cultivate

culture

curdle

curvature

curve

cute

cycle

cyclone

d

dabble

damage

dame

dance

dangle

dapple

date

dawdle

daze

dazzle

debate

decade

decapitate

decease

decide

decimate

declare

decline

decompose

decorate

decrease

deduce

deface

defame

deference

defiance

defile

define

definite

degenerate

degrade

delete

deliberate

delicate

delude

deluge

delve

demise

demonstrate

demure

denounce

dense

denude

departure

deplete

deplore

depreciate

deprive

depute

derange

deride

derive

describe

desecrate

deserve

desolate

desperate

despicable

despise

despite

destitute

detective

deteriorate

determine

devastate

device

devise

devote

dictate

difference

dilate

dilute

diocese

dire

dirigible

disable

disagreeable

disapprove

disarrange

discharge

disciple

discipline

disclose

disconsolate

discourage

discriminate

disease

disfigure

disgrace

disguise

dislike

dislocate

dismantle

disparage

dispense

disperse

displace

displeasure

dispose

dispute

dissipate

dissolute

dissolve

dissuade

distance

distribute

dive

diverse

divide

divine

divorce

divulge

docile

dome

domicile

dominate

dose

dote

double

drawbridge

dribble

drive

drizzle

drove

dupe

dwindle

dye

e

eagle

earthenware

earthquake

ease

eatable

eclipse

edge

edible

edifice

educate

effeminate

effervesce

effusive

ejaculate

eke

elaborate

elapse

electrode

elephantine

elevate

eligible

eliminate

ellipse

elongate

elope

else

elucidate

elude

elusive

emanate

emancipate

embezzle

embrace

emerge

emigrate

eminence

empire

emulate

enable

encircle

enclose

encore

encourage

encumbrance

endorse

endurance

endure

engage

engine

engrave

enhance

enquire

enrage

enrapture

enshrine

ensnare

ensure

entangle

enterprise

entice

entire

entitle

entrance

enumerate

enunciate

envelope

epistle

equable

eradicate

erase

erudite

escapade

escape

 espionage

esplanade

espouse

esquire

essence

estate

estimable

estimate

etiquette

evacuate

evade

evaporate

eve

evidence

evoke

evolve

exaggerate

examine

exasperate

excavate

exchange

exercise

excite

exclude

excuse

execrate

execute

exhale

exhilerate

exhume

exile

existence

exonerate

expectorate

expedite

expense

expensive

experience

expire

explode

explore

expose

exquisite

exterminate

 

extreme

 extricate  exude

f

fabricate

façade

face

facsimile

fade

fallible

fame

famine

farce

fare

fascinate

fate

feline

fence

ferrule

fertile

fete

fibre

fickle

fiddle

fierce

fife

figure

file

finance

fine

finite

fire

fireplace

fissure

fixture

flake

flame

flammable

flange

flannelette

fleece

flexible

flounce

fluctuate

flute

foliage

fondle

forage

force

forecastle

foreshore

forge

forgive

formidable

forsake

fortitude

fortunate

fortune

fracture

frame

franchise

fraternise

freckle

freeze

friable

fringe

froze

frustrate

fugitive

fulsome

fumble

fumigate

furnace

furniture

furtive

fuse

futile

future

g

gabble

gable

gale

galore

gamble

game

gape

garage

garbage

gargle

gauge

gauze

gave

gaze

gazelle

gazette

geese

gelatine

generate

gentile

genuine

germicide

gibe

giggle

girdle

give

glade

glance

glare

glaze

glide

glimpse

globe

globule

glove

glucose

gobble

goggle

goodbye

goose

gore

gorge

gorse

gouge

grace

grange

granite

grapple

grate

gratitude

grave

graze

grease

 Greece

grenade

grievance

grieve

grimace

grime

gristle

groove

grope

grouse

groyne

grudge

grumble

guarantee

guide

guile

gullible

gunwale

gurgle

h

habitable

haggle

hale

halve

handle

harangue

hardware

hare

haste

hate

haze

headache

hearse

heave

herbage

hesitate

hibernate

hide

hike

hippodrome

hire

hive

hoarse

hobble

hoe

hole

homage

home

homicide

hone

hope

horde

horoscope

horrible

horse

horticulture

hose

hospitable

hostile

house

huddle

hue

huge

humane

humble

humiliate

hurdle

hurricane

hygiene

hypnotise

hypocrite

i

ice

icicle

idle

ignite

ignoble

ignorance

ignore

illegible

illiterate

eliminate

illustrate

image

imagine

imbecile

imitate

immediate

immense

immigrate

impede

impenetrable

impersonate

implicate

implore

importance

importunate

impose

possible

impracticable

impregnable

impressive

improbable

improvise

impulsive

impute

inaccessible

inane

inanimate

incalculable

incapacitate

incarcerate

incense

incentive

incite

incline

include

income

incompatible

incomprehensible

inconceivable

incorporate

incorrigible

increase

incredible

incriminate

indefatigable

indelible

independence

indicate

indispensable

indulge

inebriate

inedible

inestimable

inevitable

inexpensive

inexplicable

infallible

infantile

infinite

inflame

inflammable

inflate

inflection

influence

infringe

infuriate

infuse

ingratiate

inhale

initiate

injure

innate

innumerable

inoculate

inordinate

inquire

inquisitive

insane

insatiable

inscribe

insecticide

insensible

inseparable

inside

insinuate

insolence

inspire

instance

instigate

Institute

insulated

insure

intemperate

intense

intercede

interchangeable

interfere

intermediate

interminable

intermingle

interpose

intervene

intimate

intimidate

intoxicate

intricate

intrigue

introduce

invade

invaluable

inveigle

invertebrate

investigate

inveterate

invincible

invisible

invite

invoice

involve

irascible

ire

irksome

irreparable

irrepressible

irretrievable

irrigate

irritate

isolate

issue

j

jade

jangle

jaundice

jingle

joke

jostle

judge

juggle

juice

jumble

June

jungle

Justice

juvenile

k

kaleidoscope

kettle

kindle

kite

knave

knife

knowledge

knuckle

l

lace

lacerate

ladle

lake

lame

lamentable

lance

landscape

lane

language

lapse

large

lassitude

late

lathe

letters

laudable

league

lease

leave

lecture

ledge

legible

legislate

legitimate

leisure

lemonade

lettuce

liable

licence

license

life

ligature

like

lime

line

lingerie

liquidate

literature

live

loathe

loave

lodge

lone

loose

lose

lounge

love

lozenge

lucerne

lucrative

ludicrous

luggage

lyre

m

machine

magazine

magistrate

magnate

magnitude

maize

make

malice

malleable

manage

mane

mangle

mangrove

manipulate

mantle

manufacture

manure

marble

mare

marine

maritime

marriage

masquerade

massacre

massive

masterpiece

masticate

mate

mature

maybe

meagre

meanwhile

measure

medal

mediate

medicine

megaphone

membrane

memorable

menace

menagerie

mercantile

merchandise

mere

meringue

message

mettle

mice

microbe

microphone

microscope

middle

migrate

mile

mince

mine

mingle

minute

miracle

miscalculate

miserable

misfortune

missile

mistake

 mite

mitigate

mobile

mobilise

mode

moderate

modulate

moisture

mole

monocle

monologue

monopolise

monotone

 mope

morose

mote

motive

mouse

movable

move

muddle

muffle

multiple

multitude

mumble

muscle

mute

mutilate

n

name

namesake

narrative

native

nature

nave

navigable

navigate

necklace

nectarine

needle

negative

negotiate

nerve

nestle

nettle

nibble

nice

nickname

niece  

nimble

noble

noise

nominate

none

nonsense

noose

nose

note

notice

novice

nowise

nuisance

nurse

nurture

o

obdurate

obeisance

objectionable

objective

oblige

oblique

obscene

obscure

observe

obsolete

obstacle

obstinate

obtuse

obverse

obviate

occurrence

octave

ode

offence

offensive

office

ogle

ogre

olive

once

one

ooze

opaque

operate

opiate

opportune

oppose

opposite

orange

ore

organise

orifice

ornate

orphanage

oscillate

ostensible

otherwise

ounce

outline

outrage

outside

overawe

owe

p

pace

package

paddle

page

palace

palatable

pale

palisade

palpable

pane

pantomime

parable

parachute

parade

paradise

paraphrase

parasite

pare

parole

parse

participate

particle

passable

passage

passionate

paste

pastime

pasture

patience

pause

pave

peace

peaceable

pebble

penetrate

pensive

people

perambulate

perceive

percolate

perfume

periscope

perishable

periwinkle

persecute

persevere

perspective

persuade

pervade

perverse

pestilence

phone

phrase

pickle

picture

picturesque

pie

piece

peirce

pike

pile

pine

pineapple

pinnacle

pipe

pique

pirate

pittance

placate

place

plague

plane

plate

playmate

please

pleasure

pledge

pliable

ploughshare

plumage

plunge

poise

pole

police

polite

pollute

poodle

porcupine

pore

porpoise

porridge

portable

positive

possible

postage

postpone

potentate

pottage

poultice

pounce

practicable

practice

practise

prairie

praise

precede

precipice

precipitate

precise

preclude

predicate

preface

reference

prejudice

prelate

premature

prepare

preponderate

prescribe

preserve

preside

pressure

presume

pretence

prevaricate

price

prickle’s

pride

prime

primrose

Prince

Princess

principle

private

prize

probable

probe

procure

produce

profile

profitable

propagate

profuse

projectile

promenade

promise

promote

prime

pronounce

propagate

propitiate

prose

prosecute

prostrate

prototype

protrude

prove

provide

provoke

prune

puerile

pulse

pulverise

puncture

purchase

 purple

purpose

purse

pursue

puzzle

q

quagmire

quake

quarantine

questionable

queue

quibble

quietude

quince

quinine

quire

quite

r

rabble

race

radiate

raise

rate

ramble

range

rankle

rape

rapine

rapture  

rare

rate

rattle

rave

ravine

realise

reasonable

rebuke

recapitulate

recede

receive

recite

recline

recognise

recompense

reconcile

rectangle

recuperate

reduce

reference

refuge

refuse

regale

regulate

rehearse

reimburse

reinforce

reiterate

relapse

relate

relative

release

reliable

relieve

remarkable

remembrance

remittance

remonstrate

remorse

remote

remove

remunerate

renegade

renounce

renovate

replete

repose

reprehensible

representative

reprieve

reptile

repudiate

repulse

repulsive

request

require

requisite

resemble

reserve

reside

residue

resolute

resolve

respite

responsible

restive

restore

resume

retaliate

retire

retrieve

revenge

revenue

reverie

reverse

revise

revive

revolve

rhyme

rice

rental

ride

ridge

ridicule

rifle

ripe

ripple

rise

robe

rode

roe

rogue

romance

rope

rose

rosella

rosette

rouse

route

routine

rude

ruffle

rule

ruminate

rumple

rupture

ruse

rustle

s

sabre

sacrifice

saddle

safe

safety

sage

sale

saline

salute

salvage

salve

same

sample

sane

sanguine

sapphire

sardine

satellite

satiate

satire

saturate

sauce

sausage

savage

saxophone

scale

scape

scare

scene

scheme

science

scintillate

score

scourge

scramble

scrape

scribble

scripture

scruple

scuffle

scuttle

sythe

seclude

secrete

secure

sedate

seethe

seize

senile

sense

sensible

sensitive

sentence

separate

serenade

serene

serve

service

serviceable

serviette

servile

settle

severe

sewage

shade

shake

shame

shake

share

shave

shine

shingle

shoe

sure

shove

shrike

shuffle

shuttle

sickle

side

siege

sieve

signature

silence

silhouette

since

sincere

singe

single

site

size

skate

slake

slave

sledge

sleeve

slice

slide

sludge

sluice

smile

smite

smoke

smudge

smuggle

snake

snare

snuffle

sociable

solace

sole

solicitude

solitude

soluble

solve

sombre

someone

somewhere

soothe

sore

source

souse

space

spade

spangle

spare

sparkle

spectacle

spectre

speculate

sphere

spice

spike

spine

spire

spite

splice

spoke

sponge

spouse

sprinkle

squabble

square

squeeze

stampede

stare

startle

starve

state

statue

stature

statute

steeple

stifle

style

simulate

stipulate

stone

store

straddle

straggle

strange

stride

strike

strive

structure

struggle

stubble

stumble

style

suave

subdue

sublime

submarine

submerge

subscribe

subside

subsistence

substance

substitute

subterfuge

subtle

sue

suffice

suffocate

suicide

suitable

suite

sunshine

sunstroke

superfine

superlative

supersede

supervise

supple

supplicate

suppose

supreme

surface

surmise

surname

surprise

survive

suspense

swathe

swerve

swindle

swine

sycamore

syllable

synagogue

syringe

t

table

tackle

tadpole

take

tale

talkative

tambourine

tame

tangerine

tangible

tangle

tantalise

tape

taste

tease

te

telescope

temperate

temperature

temple

tense

tentacle

terminate

terrace

terrible

terse

textile

texture

theatre

there

therefore

these

thimble

thistle

thoroughfare

those

threadbare

thrice

thrive

throttle

tickle

tide

tie

tile

time

timetable

tinge

tinkle

tirade

tire

tissue

title

toddle

tolerable

tolerate

tome

tone

tongue

topple

tortoise

torture

trace

trade

trample

transcribe

translate

transpose

trapeze

traverse

treacle

treadle

treasure

treble

tremble

trestle

triangle

tribe

trice

trickle

tricycle

trifle

trouble

troupe

truce

true

trundle

tube

tumble

tunnel

turpentine

turquoise

turtle

twice

twine

type

tyre

u

ultimate

umpire

unable

unaware

uncle

undertake

unique

unite

untie

urge

use

v

vacate

vacillate

vague

valuable

value

variable

variance

 vase

vegetable

vehicle

venerate

vengeance

ventilate

venture

verge

verse

vertebrate

vibrate

vice

vigilance

vindicate

vine

violate

violence

virile

virtue

visage

visible

vitiate

voice

volume

vote

voyage

vulnerable

w

waddle

wade

wage

wake

wane

warehouse

warfare

wave

wayside

weave

wedge

welcome

welfare

whale

wheeze

whence

wherefore

while

whine

whistle

white

whittle

whole

wholesale

wholesome

wide

wife

wince

wine

winsome

wipe

wire

wise

woe

woe

worse

wrangle

wrestle

wriggle

write

y

yoke

z

zone