Word Stress



1 implicate
im-pli-cate
im
pli
cate

2 withhold
with-hold
with
hold

3 triumph
tri-umph
tri
umph

4 cracker
crack-er
crack
er

5 willing
will-ing
will
ing

6 imply
im-ply
im
ply

7 pizza
piz-za
piz
za

8 pizzazz
piz-zazz
piz
zazz

9 elephant
el-e-phant
el
e
phant

10 appendix
ap-pen-dix
ap
pen
dix

11 appendectomy
ap-pen-dec-to-my
ap
pen
dec
to

12 reproductive
re-pro-duc-tive
re
pro
duc
tive

13 whistle
whis-tle
whis
tle

14 simplify
sim-pli-fy
sim
pli
fy

15 simplification
sim-pli-fi-ca-tion
sim
pli
fi
ca

16 simplistic
sim-plis-tic
sim
plis
tic

17 ratify
rat-i-fy
rat
i
fy

18 ratification
rat-i-fi-ca-tion
rat
i
fi
ca

19 splendid
splen-did
splen
did

20 explain
ex-plain
ex
plain

21 explanatory
ex-plan-a-to-ry
ex
plan
a
to

22 explanation
ex-plan-a-tion
ex
plan
a
tion

23 refer
re-fer
re
fer

24 reefer [i.e., a "joint"]
reef-er
reef
er

25 telephone
te-le-phone
te
le
phone

26 telephonic
te-le-phon-ic
te
le
phon
ic

27 bureau
bu-reau
bu
reau

28 bureaucrat
bu-reau-crat
bu
reau
crat

29 bureaucratic
bu-reau-crat-ic
bu
reau
crat
ic

30 bureaucacy
bu-reau-cra-cy
bu
reau
cra
cy

31 vacate
va-cate
va
cate

32 vacation
va-ca-tion
va
ca
tion

33 vacancy
va-can-cy
va
can
cy

34 irrigate
ir-ri-gate
ir
ri
gate

35 irrigation
ir-ri-ga-tion
ir
ri
ga
tion

36 Here's a hard one: irriguous
ir-rig-u-ous
Milton uses it in this passage from Paradise Lost:
. . . the flourie lap
Of som irriguous Valley spred her store. . . .
ir
rig
u
ous

37 irregular
ir-reg-u-lar
ir
reg
u
lar