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Glossary of English Vocabulary May 17, 2006

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notable
noticeable; plain; evident
Auxiliary
backup; secondary; supporting
Omniscient
allknowing
Diverse
Of many different kinds; composed of many distinct qualities; unlike
Modest
bashful about oneself
Combustible
capable of taking fire and burning; apt to catch fire; flammable
protrude
to thrust forward; stick out
perennial
perpetual; continuing through the year
reticent
quiet; disposed to be silent
homogeneous
of the same kind or nature
belabor
to beat soundly; to work diligently
somnambulist
sleepwalker
predisposition
previous inclination; tendency or propensity; prediliection
desist
to cease; to precede or act; to stop
unrequited
not repaid or returned
enzyme
a chemical which speeds up a biochemical reacrion without being changed itself
misanthrope
hater of humanity
serendipitous
having good luck; favorable
rotund
plump or chubby
deft
clever, handy, dexterous
slur
insulting remark
amorous
inclined to love; loving; affectionate
abacus
a device for adding and multiplying beads on rods
picayune
of small value
hoi polloi
common people, general populace

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