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Shorthand (big vocabulary list)

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This is the first page of the shorthand system which I write about in the Shorthand article of MemoryBloke.com . That Shorthand article introduces and completes the tutorial.

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Word Code Default meaning Comment 2 Comment 3 Comment 4
why 0



how 1



because 2



what 3



for 4



where 5



or 6



when 7



and 8



if 9



a / an A



although A0



acid A1



alkaline A2



act A3 theatrical acting behave Perform a duty to be 'on duty'
already A4



angle A5



around A6 around the outside approximately

also A7



anything A8



able A9



always AA



about AB



absorb AB2



ability AB3



according AC



active AC2



action AC3 action: behaviour carried out legal action

accept AC4 accept an offering accept a point of view or idea

accommodation AC5



across AC6



accident AC7 unintended injury chance occurrence

accuse AC8



activate AC9



add AD plus gain

advice AD2



adult AD3



admit AD4 to admit an action to confess to a bad action to allow in
above AE



after AF



affect AF2



afford AF3



again AG



against AG2 touching anti-

agree AG3



agreement AG4 legal agreement agreement

age AG5 how old something is become older

aggression AG6 aggression aggravate

anyhow AH



aim AI try to align target ambition

air AI2 air - possibly more general than just oxygen oxygen

ask AK ask a question ask for (request) wonder challenge assumption
all AL



alone AL2



allow AL3



alive AL4



alcohol AL5



ally AL6



accelerate AL7



alert AL8 wide awake an alarm alert a warning
am AM



amaze AM2



among AM3



an AN



animal AN1



angry AN2



anti- AN3



annoy AN4



ankle AN5



anyone AO



appear AP seem become present arrive
approximate AP2



approve AP3



apart AP4 not in the same place


appropriate AP5 appropriate appropriate for

alphabet AP6



ape AP7



appearance AP8 how something looks


acquire AQ to obtain


arrange AR put in order make a booking

area AR2



arm AR3



arts AR4



argument AR5 disagreement but aggressive logical argument

as AS



associate AS2 mentally associate mix with people associate within a business service
ascend AS3



access AS4



asset AS5



at AT



attention AT2 mental focus mental focus from another on to oneself

attract AT3



attitude AT4 one's behavioural approach


athlete AT5



atom AT6



attack AT7



attribute AT8 one of the attributes to attribute

authority AU



aunt AU2 immediate family aunt


avoid AV



available AV2



achieve AV3



anywhere AW



aware AW2 be self-aware the information is not news

award AW3



axel AX



away AY



activity AY2



so B



best B0



be a B1



better B2 superior improved health

buy B3



before B4 before (occurs earlier in time) in front of

bad B5



to be B6



to be a B7



to be the B8



branch B9 of a tree to branch out

back BA rear support returned spine
background BA2 not foreground context not at the forefront of your attention
balance BA3 equilibrium balanced sense of well being accounting balance
ball BA4 sphere ball for a game

baby BB



become BC



behind BD



budget BD2 budget allowance (as credit to purchase with)

be BE



bend BE2



belong BE3



because of BF



benefit BF2



big BG



bag BG2



behave BH good manners function

birth BI



bill BI2



backward BK backwards


brick BK2



break (2) BK3 break a law


below BL



blood BL2



biology BL3



blow BL4 blow (air) a landing blow in a fight

blind BL5



blame BL6



bottom BM



bump BM2 bump (curvature on a surface) collide and bounce

ban BN



bone BN2



both BO



body BO2 whole of a human or creature's body human body the overall dimensions of an object a machine's body
boil BO3



border BO4



boss BO5 chief / head / manager


bore BO6



bounce BO7



bother BO8 irritate make the effort

bring BR



breathe BR2



borrow BR3



brother BR4



bright BR5 light intensity intelligent

break BR6 stop being whole stop functioning a rest a holiday
board BR7 a thin rectangular or square object


brush BR8



brave BR9



busy BS



bus BS2



bias BS3



bit BT



bitter BT2



boat BT3



bottle BT4



beauty BT5



bite BT6



beat BT7 beat (win against) beat (a drum) beat (pulse eg. heart)
but BU



burn BU2



build BU3



building BU4 a building a structure

bury BU7



burn out BU8 exhausting or using up (not just a fire)


business BU9 a company business as in the world of business

believe BV



between BW



box BX a type of container


by BY



boy BY2



boyfriend BY3



her C



claim C2 purport a right to an asset

call C3



clear C4 tidy up not foggy a clear understanding blank as opposed to null
change C5



complete C6 whole finish off

cause C7



colour (color) C8



carry C9 carry


cancel CA



catch CA2 capture. eg. catch a fish be caught in a trap or prison catch a ball catch: part of a door, for example
carriage CA3 train carriage lorry carriage other vehicle carriage the act of carrying
calendar CA4



car CA5



combination CB



concern CC is to do with: it concerns to have an interest in a subject a worry
circle CC2



conceive CC3 early life stage to picture a concept

could CD



cold CD2 cold temperature cold causing sneezes

credible CD3



correct CE



centre CE2



centi- CE3



celebrate CE4



censor CE5



comfortable CF physically comfortable comfortable with an idea or with a suggestion

clarify CF2



category CG



cough CG2



congratulate CG3



ceiling CG4



choose CH



child CH2



chemical CH3



chop CH4



check CH5 test a state


challenge CH6 challenge challenge a person challenge an idea
choke CH7



cheek CH8 be cheeky part of the face

character CH9 how someone is in their approach and nature a fictional being

certain CI



chain CI2 a chain in general an engineering chain a jewellery chain a chain of ideas
close CL not near opposite of open a closeness in human relationship
climb CL2



cloud CL3



clean CL4 not dirty tidy up

clothing CL5



collapse CL6



calculate CL7 mathematics kind work out mentally

culture CL8 culture biology lab culture culture sophistication
cool CL9 to cool all right; acceptable more than all right
come CM



communicate CM2



compress CM3



complain CM4



crime CM5



comment CM6 give an opinion


compatible CM7



common CM8 not rare


can CN able tin

count CN2



contain CN3 contain containment (keeping within the confines) contents (what is inside)
container CN4 container in general container one associates with a lid container like a basin
constant CN5



contrast CN6



cone CN7



conscience CN8



confuse CN9



comma CO



condition CO2 clause quality: in good or bad condition adapt through repetition
convince CO3



confident CO4



co-operate CO5



conclude CO6 make a conclusion come to an end

connect CO7 physically connect mentally associate

collect CO8 collect collection

compare CP



computer CP2



cope CP3



copy CP4 to copy forgery

capable CP5



crop CP6



compete CP7 compete competition to take part in

cup CP8



companion CP9



consequence CQ



care CR



cry CR2



cross CR3 as a verb a shape of right angle intersection

crack CR4



corner CR5



criterion CR6



criticise CR7



creep CR8



crawl CR9



consider CS to think about a concept to think about a person's welfare

cost CS2



careless CS3



chest CS4 body chest


conclusive CS5



case CS6 legal case travel case

course CS7 a course of lessons


cut CT



correlate CT2



control CT3



commit CT4 to guarantee that one will do something


cotton CT5



connotation CT6



continue CU



curve CU2



cube CU3



current CU4 at the moment electrical current

column CU5 column in general vertical column in a table of data architectural column
clue CU6



curl CU7



cousin CU8



crunch CU9



cover CV cover a cover or lid cover a discussion point overlap
convert CV2



creative CV3



conversation CV4



canvas CV5 surface of artwork


convenient CV6



controversial CV7



chew CW



context CX



complex CX2



cycle CY a cyclic process a cycle vehicle such as a bicycle

cylinder CY2



creepy crawly CY3 a lifeform about the size of an insect that moves on or under the ground


contrary CY4



contradict CY5



currency CY6



these D



do a / does a D1



decide D2 decide decisive decision
die D3



did the D4



do the / does the D5



to do D6



did a D7



doubt D8



day DA



damn DA2



data DA3



dance DA4



dare DA5



daughter DA6



decibel DB



distribute DB2



debt DB3



disable DB4



disability DB5 disability disabled (human)

direct DC straight give instructions

decorate DC2



declare DC3 divulge announce a speech
document DC4



decrease DC5 decrease


decay DC6 rot become less and less in substance (via entropy)

decimal DC7 decimal system


did DD



dead DD2



dedicate DD3



deadly DD4 lethal


disorder DD5 disorder (not working properly) chaos medical complaint (see complain)
drilldown DD6 into detail


de DE



despite DE2



death DE3



describe DE4



define DE5



deserve DE6



delay DE7



device DE8



detain DE9



differ DF different


defend DF2



defeat DF3



differentiate DF4



defy DF5



defect DF6 something wrong


draft DF7 an early version


deaf DF8



during DG



digital DG2



diagram DG3



dig DG4



degree DG5 angle of the 360 kind degree unit in another context

danger DG6



disappoint DI2



disapprove DI3



disrupt DI4



disassemble DI5



discard DI6 throw away


disregard DI7 assign no value to an instruction or to advice


discover DI8 to encounter unintentionally to find out

disrespect DI9



dark DK dark dark moody atmosphere

deliver DL



damage DM



dim DM2 light intensity stupidity

dimension DM3 dimension axis of a graph parameter of a databse
demand DM4 how much something is wanted insist (see 'insist')

done DN



deny DN2 deny knowledge deny a request

daunt DN3 (daunting task)


denominator DN4



do DO



door DO2 door (physical) door (figurative logical) doorway
domicile DO3



depend DP it depends for success person depends on something or someone

deep DP2 depth dimension into distance and foreground depth downwards intense
deploy DP3



displace DP4 displacement as a knock-on effect


depress DP5 depress (make sad) depress (not just sad but mental illness)

doctor DR



direction DR2



drink DR3 drink (v) a drink

drop DR4 verb a drop like a drop of water

drain DR5



draw DR6 do art even result

drag DR7 drag along a surface


drug DR8 a drug


drama DR9 eventful happening acting (theatre)

dispose of DS



dismantle DS2



disagree DS3



descend DS4



disease DS5 disease infectious disease non-infectious disease flu without herd immunity
disadvantage DS6



disappear DS7 vanish go away

discipline DS8 control over behaviour strict

distinguish DS9 tell the difference


difficult DT



detail DT2



detect DT3



deity DT4



due [meanings: pending/due to] DU



divide DV divide division (mathematics) division (of an organisation) divisive
derive DV2



develop DV3 develop development

deviate DV4



dissolve DV5 dissolve disband

drive DV6 drive (vehicle) drive (self-motivation)

down DW



dry DY



dirty DY2



destroy DY3



discuss DZ to discuss to debate the pros and cons

they E



-ed to E2



either E3



exclude E4



examine E5



ever E6



explain E7



everything E8



earn EA



east EA2



eat EA3 eat human or animal eats generally, consume energy
early EA4



Earth EA5 planet Earth earth (soil)

easy going EA6



elbow EB



each EC



edge ED



enter EE



entrance EE2



effect EF what is caused effects for drama such as special effects

effort EF2



effective EF3 effective effectively - doing something to a good standard effectively - achieves a result by a different means
efficient EF4



eg. EG



egg EG2



enough EH



eject EJ



enjoy EJ2



else EL



electricity EL2



electric EL3



electronic EL4



emotion EM feelings


embarrass EM2



empty EM3 remove contents null

empathy EM4



employ EM5



end EN



energy EN2



entertain EN3



enemy EN4



enforce EN5



encourage EN6



enable EN7



escape EP to escape successfully to be in the process of running away

explode EP2



epidemic EP3



expression EP4 facial expression


express EP5 express an idea or emotion express as communication express as a display (eg. art) without needing an audience
expose EP6 expose expose a wrong expose to a weakening environment (exposure) put on exhibition
equal EQ is the same as


era ER



ear ER2



error ER3



easy ES



especially ES2



essential ES3 essential essentially as 'needed for a reason' essentially as 'not polished but done'
etc. ET



ethic ET2



exit ET3



ethnic ET4



even EV even as a type of emphasis equal not an odd number
evaluate EV2



evidence EV3



event EV4 social event occurrence

eventual EV5



everywhere EW



ex EX



extreme EX2



experience EX3 verb experienced (capability from experience) adventure
expect EX4 expect expectation (not necessarily predicted) expect (as a consequence of the rules of a system) await (wait for)
excrete EX5 excrete excrement excretion
excite EX6 stimulate stimulate happiness

exercise EX7 keep fit task

excuse EX8 as in 'excuse me' to introduce oneself


extra EX9 beyond normal amount


every EY



eye EY2



this F



fear F2



find F3



fast F4



few F5 opposite of many a few (3 but not much more) a count of three
fair F6 a sense of what is right


flu F7



far F8



fact FA



faith FA2



family FA3



father FA4



False FA5



fall FA6 fall fall off fall out Autumn
farm FA7



fantasy FA8 a fiction


fault FA9 someone's fault blame

face FC the face on a head to face a situation

factor FC2 part of what contributed to a decision a whole number factor of a bigger number

field FD



feel FE sense texture emotions level of wellness
female FE2



fertile FE3



ferment FE4



fifty FF



finger FG



fight FG2



forgive FG3




Note that the Town 100 has 100 broad topic categories which should fuse with this system.