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asexual
adj. Having no distinct sexual organs.
excavate
v. To remove by digging or scooping out.
deficiency
n. Lack or insufficiency.
alienate
v. To cause to turn away.
duteous
adj. Showing submission to natural superiors.
thesis
n. An essay or treatise on a particular subject.
effusion
n. an outpouring.
toilsome
adj. Laborious.
vista
n. A view or prospect.
perceptible
adj. Cognizable.
prefix
v. To attach at the beginning.
sensual
adj. Pertaining to the body or the physical senses.
loneliness
n. Solitude.
salient
adj. Standing out prominently.
incandescence
n. The state of being white or glowing with heat.
cycloid
adj. Like a circle.
ache
v. To be in pain or distress.
jocose
adj. Done or made in jest.
reticent
adj. Habitually keeping silent or being reserved in utterance.
dendroid
adj. Like a tree.
secretive
adj. Having a tendency to conceal.
triple
adj. Threefold.
overreach
v. To stretch out too far.
despond
v. To lose spirit, courage, or hope.
conformity
n. Correspondence in form, manner, or use.
suave
adj. Smooth and pleasant in manner.
incapacity
n. Want of power to apprehend, understand, and manage.
annihilate
v. To destroy absolutely.
harangue
n. A tirade.
darkling
adv. Blindly.
opalescence
n. The property of combined refraction and reflection of light, resulting in smoky tints.
approbation
n. Sanction.
defame
v. To slander.
invidious
adj. Showing or feeling envy.
cygnet
n. A young swan.
cereal
adj. Pertaining to edible grain or farinaceous seeds.
invalidate
v. To render of no force or effect.
jurisdiction
n. Lawful power or right to exercise official authority.
vociferate
v. To utter with a loud and vehement voice.
misrepresent
v. To give a wrong impression.
trinity
n. A threefold personality existing in the one divine being or substance.
fungous
adj. Spongy.
lune
n. The moon.
obtrude
v. To be pushed or to push oneself into undue prominence.
irk
v. To afflict with pain, vexation, or fatigue.
shrewd
adj. Characterized by skill at understanding and profiting by circumstances.
migratory
adj. Wandering.
specialize
v. To assume an individual or specific character, or adopt a singular or special course.
shiftless
adj. Wanting in resource, energy, or executive ability.
gastritis
n. Inflammation of the stomach.
criterion
n. A standard by which to determine the correctness of a judgment or conclusion.
territorial
adj. Pertaining to the domain over which a sovereign state exercises jurisdiction.
lawgiver
n. A legislator.
inapt
adj. Awkward or slow.
ought
v. To be under moral obligation to be or do.
symmetrical
adj. Well-balanced.
philology
n. The study of language in connection with history and literature.
entomology
n. The branch of zoology that treats of insects.
convolve
v. To move with a circling or winding motion.
advisory
adj. Not mandatory.
travesty
n. A grotesque imitation.
contumacious
adj. Rebellious.
tercentenary
adj. Pertaining to a period of 300 years.
accredit
v. To give credit or authority to.
exterior
n. That which is outside.
excitable
adj. Nervously high-strung.
chastise
v. To subject to punitive measures.
onerous
adj. Burdensome or oppressive.
redound
n. Rebound.
auxiliary
n. One who or that which aids or helps, especially when regarded as subsidiary or accessory.
penance
n. Punishment to which one voluntarily submits or subjects himself as an expression of penitence.
mismanage
v. To manage badly, improperly, or unskillfully.
exuberant
adj. Marked by great plentifulness.
thermal
adj. Of or pertaining to heat.
distraught
adj. Bewildered.
disburse
v. To pay out or expend, as money from a fund.
trickery
n. Artifice.
latish
adj. Rather late.
malaria
n. A fever characterized by alternating chills, fever, and sweating.
rapt
adj. Enraptured.
populous
adj. Containing many inhabitants, especially in proportion to the territory.
swarthy
adj. Having a dark hue, especially a dark or sunburned complexion.
magnificent
adj. Grand or majestic in appearance, quality, or action.
resonate
v. To have or produce resonance.
odious
adj. Hateful.
strait
n. A narrow passage of water connecting two larger bodies of water.
betide
v. To happen to or befall.
prohibition
n. A decree or an order forbidding something.
eminence
n. An elevated position with respect to rank, place, character, condition, etc.
circumference
n. The boundary-line of a circle.
erratic
adj. Irregular.
subacid
adj. Somewhat sharp or biting.
pitiless
adj. Hard-hearted.
admittance
n. Entrance, or the right or permission to enter.
hussar
n. A light-horse trooper armed with saber and carbine.
unguent
n. Any ointment or lubricant for local application.
assiduous
adj. Diligent.
nostrum
n. Any scheme or recipe of a charlatan character.
junction
n. The condition of being joined.
thrall
n. One controlled by an appetite or a passion.
propulsion
n. A driving onward or forward.
thermoelectricity
n. Electricity generated by differences of temperature,
inopportune
adj. Unsuitable or inconvenient, especially as to time.
dutiful
adj. Obedient.
brine
n. Water saturated with salt.
machinery
n. The parts of a machine or engine, taken collectively.
intuition
n. Instinctive knowledge or feeling.
turpitude
n. Depravity.
expansion
n. Increase of amount, size, scope, or the like.
delectation
n. Delight.
diffusion
n. Dispersion.
boisterous
adj. Unchecked merriment or animal spirits.
fancier
n. One having a taste for or interest in special objects.
diplomat
n. A representative of one sovereign state at the capital or court of another.
culvert
n. Any artificial covered channel for the passage of water through a bank or under a road, canal.
telescope
v. To drive together so that one slides into the another like the sections of a spy-glass.
confiscate
v. To appropriate (private property) as forfeited to the public use or treasury.
originate
v. To cause or constitute the beginning or first stage of the existence of.
disputation
n. Verbal controversy.
domicile
n. The place where one lives.
expanse
n. A continuous area or stretch.
salacious
adj. Having strong sexual desires.
macrocosm
n. The whole of any sphere or department of nature or knowledge to which man is related.
brae
n. Hillside.
grenadier
n. A member of a regiment composed of men of great stature.
prejudice
n. A judgment or opinion formed without due examination of the facts.
conciliatory
adj. Tending to reconcile.
annunciation
n. Proclamation.
louse
n. A small insect parasitic on and sucking the blood of mammals.
fulsome
adj. Offensive from excess of praise or commendation.
analyze
v. To examine minutely or critically.
deform
v. To disfigure.
presentiment
n. Foreboding.
choral
adj. Pertaining to, intended for, or performed by a chorus or choir.
effuse
v. To pour forth.
belligerent
adj. Manifesting a warlike spirit.
illuminate
v. To supply with light.
fledgling
n. A young bird.
vacillate
v. To waver.
unctuous
adj. Oily.
rectitude
n. The quality of being upright in principles and conduct.
permanence
n. A continuance in the same state, or without any change that destroys the essential form or nature.
abase
v. To lower in position, estimation, or the like; degrade.
literal
adj. Following the exact words.
intelligible
adj. Comprehensible.
passible
adj. Capable of feeling of suffering.
compress
v. To press together or into smaller space.
loiterer
n. One who consumes time idly.
ascendant
adj. Dominant.
inept
adj. Not fit or suitable.
sardonic
adj. Scornfully or bitterly sarcastic.
apothecary
n. One who keeps drugs for sale and puts up prescriptions.
protoplasm
n. The substance that forms the principal portion of an animal or vegetable cell.
morbid
adj. Caused by or denoting a diseased or unsound condition of body or mind.
designate
v. To select or appoint, as by authority.
stratagem
n. Any clever trick or device for obtaining an advantage.
residue
n. A remainder or surplus after a part has been separated or otherwise treated.
profligacy
n. Shameless viciousness.
pretentious
adj. Marked by pretense, conceit, or display.
grantor
n. The maker of a deed.
microcosm
n. The world or universe on a small scale.
terminal
adj. Pertaining to or creative of a boundary, limit.
reprimand
v. To chide or rebuke for a fault.
suspense
n. Uncertainty.
amplitude
n. Largeness.
bountiful
adj. Showing abundance.
reminiscent
adj. Pertaining to the recollection of matters of personal interest.
temporal
adj. Pertaining to or concerned with the affairs of the present life.
kingship
n. Royal state.
unisonant
adj. Being in a condition of perfect agreement and accord.
emphasis
n. Any special impressiveness added to an utterance or act, or stress laid upon some word.
aerostatics
n. The branch of pneumatics that treats of the equilibrium, pressure, and mechanical properties.
expect
v. To look forward to as certain or probable.
lea
n. A field.
tactics
n. Any maneuvering or adroit management for effecting an object.
fez
n. A brimless felt cap in the shape of a truncated cone, usually red with a black tassel.
inkling
n. A hint.
untoward
adj. Causing annoyance or hindrance.
legitimate
adj. Having the sanction of law or established custom.
adieu
inter. Good-by; farewell.
moralist
n. A writer on ethics.
gradation
n. A step, degree, rank, or relative position in an order or series.
trenchant
adj. Cutting deeply and quickly.
tolerable
adj. Moderately good.
proficiency
n. An advanced state of acquirement, as in some knowledge, art, or science.
earnest
adj. Ardent in spirit and speech.
insurgence
n. Uprising.
floe
n. A collection of tabular masses of floating polar ice.
bodily
adj. Corporeal.
convulsion
n. A violent and abnormal muscular contraction of the body.
collegian
n. A college student.
misnomer
n. A name wrongly or mistakenly applied.
valorous
adj. Courageous.
underworld
n. Hades.
juvenile
adj. Characteristic of youth.
financier
n. One skilled in or occupied with financial affairs or operations.
burgher
n. An inhabitant, citizen or freeman of a borough burgh, or corporate town.
cacophony
n. A disagreeable, harsh, or discordant sound or combination of sounds or tones.
bailiff
n. An officer of court having custody of prisoners under arraignment.
entrench
v. To fortify or protect, as with a trench or ditch and wall.
pusillanimous
adj. Without spirit or bravery.
psychopathic
adj. Morally irresponsible.
demulcent
n. Any application soothing to an irritable surface
curt
adj. Concise, compressed, and abrupt in act or expression.
prevalent
adj. Of wide extent or frequent occurrence.
mediate
v. To effect by negotiating as an agent between parties.
archdeacon
n. A high official administrator of the affairs of a diocese.
grimace
n. A distortion of the features, occasioned by some feeling of pain, disgust, etc.
symmetry
n. Relative proportion and harmony.
floral
adj. Pertaining to flowers.
derivation
n. That process by which a word is traced from its original root or primitive form and meaning.
felicity
n. A state of well-founded happiness.
working-man
n. One who earns his bread by manual labor.
fabulous
adj. Incredible.
levee
n. An embankment beside a river or stream or an arm of the sea, to prevent overflow.
purport
n. Intent.
gestation
n. Pregnancy.
dragnet
n. A net to be drawn along the bottom of the water.
diatomic
adj. Containing only two atoms.
academician
n. A member of an academy of literature, art, or science.
nameless
adj. Having no fame or reputation.
yearling
n. A young animal past its first year and not yet two years old.
arrangement
n. The act of putting in proper order, or the state of being put in order.
depopulate
v. To remove the inhabitants from.
benefice
n. A church office endowed with funds or property for the maintenance of divine service.
prediction
n. A prophecy.
privilege
n. A right or immunity not enjoyed by all, or that may be enjoyed only under special conditions.
disparity
n. Inequality.
transcendent
adj. Surpassing.
statics
n. The branch of mechanics that treats of the relations that subsist among forces in order.
complaisant
adj. Agreeable.
concession
n. Anything granted or yielded, or admitted in response to a demand, petition, or claim.
legislative
adj. That makes or enacts laws.
seer
n. A prophet.
jocular
adj. Inclined to joke.
execrable
adj. Abominable.
complement
v. To make complete.
altruism
n. Benevolence to others on subordination to self-interest.
supernatural
adj. Caused miraculously or by the immediate exercise of divine power.
bellicose
adj. Warlike.
complicity
n. Participation or partnership, as in wrong-doing or with a wrong-doer.
inflammation
n. A morbid process in some part of the body characterized by heat, swelling, and pain.
copious
adj. Plenteous.
plausible
adj. Seeming likely to be true, though open to doubt.
cantata
n. A choral composition.
nonchalance
n. A state of mind indicating lack of interest.
protuberance
n. Something that swells out from a surrounding surface.
antilogy
n. Inconsistency or contradiction in terms or ideas.
nimble
adj. Light and quick in motion or action.
congest
v. To collect into a mass.
illegal
adj. Not according to law.
homage
n. Reverential regard or worship.
offhand
adv. Without preparation.
telepathy
n. Thought-transference.
dilapidated
pa. Fallen into decay or partial ruin.
uncommon
adj. Rare.
sextuple
adj. Multiplied by six.
inherence
n. The state of being permanently existing in something.
soliloquy
n. A monologue.
matrix
n. That which contains and gives shape or form to anything.
disallow
v. To withhold permission or sanction.
accurate
adj. Conforming exactly to truth or to a standard.
skepticism
n. The entertainment of doubt concerning something.
immerse
v. To plunge or dip entirely under water or other fluid.
cholera
n. An acute epidemic disease.
prophesy
v. To predict or foretell, especially under divine inspiration and guidance.
jugglery
n. The art or practice of sleight of hand.
forehead
n. The upper part of the face, between the eyes and the hair.
confederate
n. One who is united with others in a league, compact, or agreement.
intensive
adj. Adding emphasis or force.
devise
v. To invent.
likely
adj. Plausible.
inapprehensible
adj. Not to be understood.
liberalism
n. Opposition to conservatism.
impeccable
adj. Blameless.
parlance
n. Mode of speech.
intestacy
n. The condition resulting from one's dying not having made a valid will.
nectarine
n. A variety of the peach.
ailment
n. Slight sickness.
abundant
adj. Plentiful.
fixture
n. One who or that which is expected to remain permanently in its position.
disappear
v. To cease to exist, either actually or for the time being.
indigestible
adj. Not digestible, or difficult to digest.
emigrant
n. One who moves from one place to settle in another.
corroboration
n. Confirmation.
resonance
adj. Able to reinforce sound by sympathetic vibrations.
bestial
adj. Animal.
efficient
adj. Having and exercising the power to produce effects or results.
abridgment
n. A condensed form as of a book or play.
practicable
adj. Feasible.
transferee
n. The person to whom a transfer is made.
retention
n. The keeping of a thing within one's power or possession.
variation
n. Modification.
inscribe
v. To enter in a book, or on a list, roll, or document, by writing.
piteous
adj. Compassionate.
bursar
n. A treasurer.
bullock
n. An ox.
procrastination
n. Delay.
aggravation
n. The fact of being made heavier or more heinous, as a crime , offense, misfortune, etc.
deterrent
adj. Hindering from action through fear.
savage
n. A wild and uncivilized human being.
invasion
n. Encroachment, as by an act of intrusion or trespass.
muffle
v. To deaden the sound of, as by wraps.
cynical
adj. Exhibiting moral skepticism.
vociferous
adj. Making a loud outcry.
pamphlet
n. A brief treatise or essay, usually on a subject of current interest.
septennial
adj. Recurring every seven years.
laudable
adj. Praiseworthy.
endemic
adj. Peculiar to some specified country or people.
recidivist
n. A confirmed criminal.
insomnia
n. Sleeplessness.
syllabus
n. Outline of a subject, course, lecture, or treatise.
symphonious
adj. Marked by a harmonious or agreeable mingling of sounds.
ebullient
adj. Showing enthusiasm or exhilaration of feeling.
piccolo
n. A small flute.
infidel
n. One who denies the existence of God.
compression
n. Constraint, as by force or authority.
gamut
n. The whole range or sequence.
anecdote
n. A brief account of some interesting event or incident.
revert
v. To return, or turn or look back, as toward a former position or the like.
incipience
n. Beginning.
relish
v. To like the taste or savor of.
diatribe
n. A bitter or malicious criticism.
affix
v. To fasten.
perturbation
n. Mental excitement or confusion.
Titanic
adj. Of vast size or strength.
quarter
n. One of four equal parts into which anything is or may be divided.
discipline
v. To train to obedience.
demise
n. Death.
stellar
adj. Pertaining to the stars.
clearance
n. A certificate from the proper authorities that a vessel has complied with the law and may sail.
grievous
adj. Creating affliction.
baste
v. To cover with melted fat, gravy, while cooking.
cudgel
n. A short thick stick used as a club.
adduce
v. To bring forward or name for consideration.
compunction
n. Remorseful feeling.
alleviate
v. To make less burdensome or less hard to bear.
success
n. A favorable or prosperous course or termination of anything attempted.
garrison
n. The military force stationed in a fort, town, or other place for its defense.
reseat
v. To place in position of office again.
coincident
adj. Taking place at the same time.
prostrate
adj. Lying prone, or with the head to the ground.
frontier
n. The part of a nation's territory that abuts upon another country.
treasonable
adj. Of the nature of betrayal, treachery, or breech of allegiance.
resplendent
adj. Very bright.
guess
n. Surmise.
existence
n. Possession or continuance of being.
impolitic
adj. Inexpedient.
forecastle
n. That part of the upper deck of a ship forward of the after fore-shrouds.
sanguinary
adj. Bloody.
prudery
n. An undue display of modesty or delicacy.
stagnant
adj. Not flowing: said of water, as in a pool.
persist
v. To continue steadfast against opposition.
forte
n. A strong point.
illegitimate
adj. Unlawfully begotten.
disparage
v. To regard or speak of slightingly.
veracity
n. Truthfulness.
pedigree
n. One's line of ancestors.
subtle
adj. Discriminating.
malediction
n. The calling down of a curse or curses.
calorie
n. Amount of heat needed to raise the temperature of 1 kilogram of water 1 degree centigrade.
reclusory
n. A hermitage.
demobilize
v. To disband, as troops.
foreshore
n. That part of a shore uncovered at low tide.
artless
adj. Ingenuous.
sanction
v. To approve authoritatively.
graceless
adj. Ungracious.
utmost
n. The greatest possible extent.
bronchitis
n. Inflammation of the bronchial tubes.
repugnance
n. Thorough dislike.
rapid
adj. Having great speed.
contaminate
v. To pollute.
beset
v. To attack on all sides.
amalgamate
v. To mix or blend together in a homogeneous body.
veto
n. The constitutional right in a chief executive of refusing to approve an enactment.
fatuous
adj. Idiotic
characterize
v. To describe by distinctive marks or peculiarities.
doleful
adj. Melancholy.
flatulence
n. Accumulation of gas in the stomach and bowels.
dubious
adj. Doubtful.
opaque
adj. Impervious to light.
makeup
n. The arrangements or combination of the parts of which anything is composed.
iridescence
n. A many-colored appearance.
kiln
n. An oven or furnace for baking, burning, or drying industrial products.
leviathan
n. Any large animal, as a whale.
irreverence
n. The quality showing or expressing a deficiency of veneration, especially for sacred things.
perpetuate
v. To preserve from extinction or oblivion.
intramural
adj. Situated within the walls of a city.
inhume
v. To place in the earth, as a dead body.
implicate
v. To show or prove to be involved in or concerned
spasmodic
adj. Convulsive.
tyranny
n. Absolute power arbitrarily or unjustly administrated.
remonstrance
n. Reproof.
migrant
adj. Wandering.
radiate
v. To extend in all directions, as from a source or focus.
soldier
n. A person engaged in military service.
apposition
n. The act of placing side by side, together, or in contact.
pedestrian
n. One who journeys on foot.
explicit
adj. Definite.
Martian
adj. Pertaining to Mars, either the Roman god of war or the planet.
numeration
n. The act or art of reading or naming numbers.
orthodoxy
n. Acceptance of the common faith.
counter-claim
n. A cross-demand alleged by a defendant in his favor against the plaintiff.
visage
n. The face, countenance, or look of a person.
sagacious
adj. Able to discern and distinguish with wise perception.
distillation
n. Separation of the more volatile parts of a substance from those less volatile.
bumptious
adj. Full of offensive and aggressive self-conceit.
ominous
adj. Portentous.
verbose
adj. Wordy.
metaphysician
n. One skilled in metaphysics.
violator
n. One who transgresses.
revoke
v. To rescind.
curator
n. A person having charge as of a library or museum.
sinuous
adj. Curving in and out.
pernicious
adj. Tending to kill or hurt.
resonance
n. The quality of being able to reinforce sound by sympathetic vibrations.
delineate
v. To represent by sketch or diagram.
misadventure
n. An unlucky accident.
laundress
n. Washerwoman.
deciduous
adj. Falling off at maturity as petals after flowering, fruit when ripe, etc.
confidant
n. One to whom secrets are entrusted.
partition
n. That which separates anything into distinct parts.
massacre
n. The unnecessary and indiscriminate killing of human beings.
regenerate
v. To reproduce.
hostility
n. Enmity.
nurture
n. The process of fostering or promoting growth.
submersion
n. The act of submerging.
truthful
adj. Veracious.
slothful
adj. Lazy.
incoherent
adj. Not logically coordinated, as to parts, elements, or details.
disinterested
adj. Impartial.
concordance
n. Harmony.
inchoative
n. That which begins, or expresses beginning.
frequency
n. The comparative number of any kind of occurrences within a given time or space.
interrogate
v. To examine formally by questioning.
theoretical
adj. Directed toward knowledge for its own sake without respect to applications.
inexorable
adj. Unrelenting.
investigator
n. One who investigates.
philosophy
n. The general principles, laws, or causes that furnish the rational explanation of anything.
fungus
n. A plant destitute of chlorophyll, as a mushroom.
vortex
n. A mass of rotating or whirling fluid, especially when sucked spirally toward the center.
desistance
n. Cessation.
sisterhood
n. A body of sisters united by some bond of sympathy or by a religious vow.
retaliate
v. To repay evil with a similar evil.
scintillate
v. To emit or send forth sparks or little flashes of light.
bureau
n. A chest of drawers for clothing, etc.
estuary
n. A wide lower part of a tidal river.
promissory
adj. Expressing an engagement to pay.
cosmopolitanism
n. A cosmopolitan character.
crystallize
v. To bring together or give fixed shape to.
interpreter
n. A person who makes intelligible the speech of a foreigner by oral translation.
successor
n. One who or that which takes the place of a predecessor or preceding thing.
Norman
adj. Of or peculiar to Normandy, in northern France.
vegetarian
n. One who believes in the theory that man's food should be exclusively vegetable.
disarrange
v. To throw out of order.
expiate
v. To make satisfaction or amends for.
compressible
adj. Capable of being pressed into smaller compass.
Anglophobia
n. Hatred or dread of England or of what is English.
meager
adj. scanty.
insuperable
adj. Invincible.
preoccupy
v. To fill the mind of a person to the exclusion of other subjects.
bosom
n. The breast or the upper front of the thorax of a human being, especially of a woman.
baize
n. A single-colored napped woolen fabric used for table-covers, curtains, etc.
intestine
n. That part of the digestive tube below or behind the stomach, extending to the anus.
matter of fact
n. Something that has actual and undeniable existence or reality.
levy
v. To impose and collect by force or threat of force.
duplex
adj. Having two parts.
gravity
n. Seriousness.
oaken
adj. Made of or from oak.
prologue
n. A prefatory statement or explanation to a poem, discourse, or performance.
imminence
n. Impending evil or danger.
plenary
adj. Entire.
petulant
adj. Displaying impatience.
illusion
n. An unreal image presented to the senses.
ecstasy
n. Rapturous excitement or exaltation.
secede
v. To withdraw from union or association, especially from a political or religious body.
authenticity
n. The state or quality of being genuine, or of the origin and authorship claimed.
transpire
v. To come to pass.
ready
adj. In a state of preparedness for any given purpose or occasion.
flux
n. A state of constant movement, change, or renewal.
hypercritical
adj. Faultfinding.
humbug
n. Anything intended or calculated to deceive or mislead.
exhume
v. To dig out of the earth (what has been buried).
dead-heat
n. A race in which two or more competitors come out even, and there is no winner.
positive
adj. Free from doubt or hesitation.
cede
v. To pass title to.
disjunctive
adj. Helping or serving to disconnect or separate.
wearisome
adj. Fatiguing.
reversion
n. A return to or toward some former state or condition.
parody
v. To render ludicrous by imitating the language of.
irresistible
adj. That can not be successfully withstood or opposed.
recure
v. To cure again.
entwine
v. To interweave.
altar
n. Any raised place or structure on which sacrifices may be offered or incense burned.
credible
adj. Believable.
overeat
v. To eat to excess.
junta
n. A council or assembly that deliberates in secret upon the affairs of government.
susceptible
adj. Easily under a specified power or influence.
intervene
v. To interfere for some end.
disbeliever
n. One who refuses to believe.
visualize
v. To give pictorial vividness to a mental representation.
indestructible
adj. That can not be destroyed.
jugular
adj. Pertaining to the throat.
suppression
n. A forcible putting or keeping down.
irruption
n. Sudden invasion.
eatable
adj. Edible.
metallurgy
n. The art or science of extracting a metal from ores, as by smelting.
gregarious
adj. Not habitually solitary or living alone.
outride
v. To ride faster than.
timbre
n. The quality of a tone, as distinguished from intensity and pitch.
ineligible
adj. Not suitable to be selected or chosen.
paramount
adj. Supreme in authority.
enfranchise
v. To endow with a privilege, especially with the right to vote.
derivative
adj. Coming or acquired from some origin.
alcoholism
n. A condition resulting from the inordinate or persistent use of alcoholic beverages.
ire
n. Wrath.
harbinger
n. One who or that which foreruns and announces the coming of any person or thing.
tranquil
adj. Calm.
severance
n. Separation.
ghastly
adj. Hideous.
remunerate
v. To pay or pay for.
apprehensible
adj. Capable of being conceived.
inestimable
adj. Above price.
grotesque
adj. Incongruously composed or ill-proportioned.
undue
adj. More than sufficient.
vegetal
adj. Of or pertaining to plants.
abridge
v. To make shorter in words, keeping the essential features, leaning out minor particles.
extenuate
v. To diminish the gravity or importance of.
interpolation
n. Verbal interference.
predatory
adj. Prone to pillaging.
attorney-general
n. The chief law-officer of a government.
subside
v. To relapse into a state of repose and tranquillity.
requiem
n. A solemn mass sung for the repose of the souls of the dead.
longevity
n. Unusually prolonged life.
penetration
n. Discernment.
quiescence
n. Quiet.
colleague
n. An associate in professional employment.
epizootic
adj. Prevailing among animals.
hydra
n. The seven- or nine-headed water-serpent slain by Hercules.
dignitary
n. One who holds high rank.
contingent
adj. Not predictable.
glimpse
n. A momentary look.
Achillean
adj. Invulnerable.
solvent
adj. Having sufficient funds to pay all debts.
optic
n. Pertaining to the eye or vision.
accursed
adj. Doomed to evil, misery, or misfortune.
forby
adv. Besides.
cogent
adj. Appealing strongly to the reason or conscience.
litigate
v. To cause to become the subject-matter of a suit at law.
translate
v. To give the sense or equivalent of in another language or dialect.
tantamount
adj. Having equal or equivalent value, effect, or import.
incessant
adj. Unceasing.
addendum
n. Something added, or to be added.
perseverance
n. A persistence in purpose and effort.
cantonment
n. The part of the town or district in which the troops are quartered.
Parisian
adj. Of or pertaining to the city of Paris.
profligate
adj. Abandoned to vice.
sedition
n. Conduct directed against public order and the tranquillity of the state.
butt
v. To strike with or as with the head, or horns.
venial
adj. That may be pardoned or forgiven, a forgivable sin.
inflexible
adj. That can not be altered or varied.
preempt
v. To secure the right of preference in the purchase of public land.
decalogue
n. The ten commandments.
mordacious
adj. Biting or giving to biting.
decapod
adj. Ten-footed or ten-armed.
inchoate
adj. Incipient.
bestride
v. To get or sit upon astride, as a horse.
premise
n. A judgment as a conclusion.
conclusive
adj. Sufficient to convince or decide.
cull
v. To pick or sort out from the rest.
severely
adv. Extremely.
percolator
n. A filter.
wrangle
v. To maintain by noisy argument or dispute.
differential
adj. Distinctive.
cornice
n. An ornamental molding running round the walls of a room close to the ceiling.
grantee
n. The person to whom property is transferred by deed.
transfusible
adj. Capable of being poured from one vessel to another.
forebode
v. To be an omen or warning sign of, especially of evil.
parsimonious
adj. Unduly sparing in the use or expenditure of money.
specter
n. Apparition.
meddlesome
adj. Interfering.
bristle
n. One of the coarse, stiff hairs of swine: used in brush-making, etc.
stratum
n. A natural or artificial layer, bed, or thickness of any substance or material.
daring
adj. Brave.
decency
n. Moral fitness.
preferment
n. Preference.
auspice
n. favoring, protecting, or propitious influence or guidance.
conquer
v. To overcome by force.
onset
n. An assault, especially of troops, upon an enemy or fortification.
probate
adj. Relating to making proof, as of a will.
impersuadable
adj. Unyielding.
corruptible
adj. Open to bribery.
adhere
v. To stick fast or together.
abhorrence
n. The act of detesting extremely.
thoroughfare
n. A public street or road.
recreant
n. A cowardly or faithless person.
retrospective
adj. Looking back on the past.
perversity
n. Wickedness.
discriminate
v. To draw a distinction.
credence
n. Belief.
interrogative
adj. Having the nature or form of a question.
circumscribe
v. To confine within bounds.
infirm
adj. Lacking in bodily or mental strength.
interdict
n. Authoritative act of prohibition.
awaken
v. To arouse, as emotion, interest, or the like.
interact
v. To act reciprocally.
henpeck
v. To worry or harass by ill temper and petty annoyances.
fungible
adj. That may be measured, counted, or weighed.
prospector
n. One who makes exploration, search, or examination, especially for minerals.
henchman
n. A servile assistant and subordinate.
propel
v. To drive or urge forward.
sufferance
n. Toleration.
depress
v. To press down.
conscience
n. The faculty in man by which he distinguishes between right and wrong in character and conduct.
harass
v. To trouble with importunities, cares, or annoyances.
confident
adj. Assured.
declension
n. The change of endings in nouns and + adj. to express their different relations of gender.
instigate
v. To provoke.
fluctuation
n. Frequent irregular change back and forth from one state or degree to another.
engrave
v. To cut or carve in or upon some surface.
sensibility
n. Power to perceive or feel.
bequeath
v. To give by will.
supernumerary
adj. Superfluous.
morale
n. A state of mind with reference to confidence, courage, zeal, and the like.
second-rate
adj. Second in quality, size, rank, importance, etc.
perverse
adj. Unreasonable.
decagon
n. A figure with ten sides and ten angles.
virile
adj. Masculine.
ambrosial
adj. Divinely sweet, fragrant, or delicious.
usurp
v. To take possession of by force.
trite
adj. Made commonplace by frequent repetition.
regress
v. To return to a former place or condition.
seance
n. A meeting of spirituals for consulting spirits.
dissever
v. To divide.
delirious
adj. Raving.
navigable
adj. Capable of commercial navigation.
monition
n. Friendly counsel given by way of warning and implying caution or reproof.
reconnoiter
v. To make a preliminary examination of for military, surveying, or geological purposes.
gratification
n. Satisfaction.
mileage
n. A distance in miles.
befog
v. To confuse.
refinery
n. A place where some crude material, as sugar or petroleum, is purified.
transient
n. One who or that which is only of temporary existence.
penitence
n. Sorrow for sin with desire to amend and to atone.
prehensible
adj. Capable of being grasped.
embody
v. To express, formulate, or exemplify in a concrete, compact or visible form.
needlework
n. Embroidery.
elude
v. To evade the search or pursuit of by dexterity or artifice.
fresco
n. The art of painting on a surface of plaster, particularly on walls and ceilings.
despicable
adj. Contemptible.
triumvir
n. One of three men united coordinately in public office or authority.
relent
v. To yield.
sibilance
n. A hissing sound.
accessory
n. A person or thing that aids the principal agent.
brooch
n. An article of jewelry fastened by a hinged pin and hook on the underside.
conjecture
n. A guess.
subsistence
n. Sustenance.
facile
adj. Not difficult to do.
micrometer
n. An instrument for measuring very small angles or dimensions.
perform
v. To accomplish.
Madonna
n. A painted or sculptured representation of the Virgin, usually with the infant Jesus.
commentary
n. A series of illustrative or explanatory notes on any important work.
external
n. Anything relating or belonging to the outside.
parity
n. Equality, as of condition or rank.
cameo
n. Any small engraved or carved work in relief.
encroach
v. To invade partially or insidiously and appropriate the possessions of another.
acquiescence
n. Passive consent.
hillock
n. A small hill or mound.
alcove
n. A covered recess connected with or at the side of a larger room.
bumper
n. A cup or glass filled to the brim, especially one to be drunk as a toast or health.
bore
v. To weary by tediousness or dullness.
plenitude
n. Abundance.
lieu
n. Stead.
pontiff
n. The Pope.
disseminate
v. To sow or scatter abroad, as seed is sown.
reckless
adj. Foolishly headless of danger.
menagerie
n. A collection of wild animals, especially when kept for exhibition.
juror
n. One who serves on a jury or is sworn in for jury duty in a court of justice.
confluent
n. A stream that unites with another.
heterogeneous
adj. Consisting of dissimilar elements or ingredients of different kinds.
luminosity
n. The quality of giving or radiating light.
referrer
n. One who refers.
luminescent
adj. Showing increase of light.
kilowatt
n. One thousand watts.
carnivorous
adj. Eating or living on flesh.
vestment
n. Clothing or covering.
imbibe
v. To drink or take in.
outrage
n. A gross infringement of morality or decency.
maxim
n. A principle accepted as true and acted on as a rule or guide.
formula
n. Fixed rule or set form.
deviltry
n. Wanton and malicious mischief.
pillory
n. A wooden framework in which an offender is fastened to boards and is exposed to public scorn.
hydrostatics
n. The branch of science that treats of the pressure and equilibrium of fluids.
immeasurable
adj. Indefinitely extensive.
unison
n. A condition of perfect agreement and accord.
diverse
adj. Capable of various forms.
formation
n. Relative disposition of parts.
intricacy
n. Perplexity.
revisal
n. Revision.
expand
v. To increase in range or scope.
velocity
n. Rapid motion.
skeptic
n. One who doubts any statements.
masonry
n. The art or work of constructing, as buildings, walls, etc., with regularly arranged stones.
introspection
n. The act of observing and analyzing one's own thoughts and feelings.
penchant
n. A bias in favor of something.
laddie
n. A lad.
incendiary
n. Chemical or person who starts a fire-literally or figuratively.
Occident
n. The countries lying west of Asia and the Turkish dominions.
herbarium
n. A collection of dried plants scientifically arranged for study.
mannerism
n. Constant or excessive adherence to one manner, style, or peculiarity, as of action or conduct.
endurance
n. The ability to suffer pain, distress, hardship, or stress of any kind without succumbing.
anarchy
n. Absence or utter disregard of government.
frivolous
adj. Trivial.
recant
v. To withdraw formally one's belief (in something previously believed or maintained).
static
adj. Pertaining to or designating bodies at rest or forces in equilibrium.
stipend
n. A definite amount paid at stated periods in compensation for services or as an allowance.
iconoclast
n. An image-breaker.
martyrdom
n. Submission to death or persecution for the sake of faith or principle.
conspirator
n. One who agrees with others to cooperate in accomplishing some unlawful purpose.
fluential
adj. Pertaining to streams.
integrity
n. Uprightness of character and soundness of moral principle.
mulatto
n. The offspring of a white person and a black person.
tyro
n. One slightly skilled in or acquainted with any trade or profession.
acclaim
v. To utter with a shout.
piece
n. A loose or separated part, as distinguished from the whole or the mass.
playwright
n. A maker of plays for the stage.
colloquial
adj. Pertaining or peculiar to common speech as distinguished from literary.
epoch
n. A interval of time, memorable for extraordinary events.
ground
n. A pavement or floor or any supporting surface on which one may walk.
flimsy
adj. Thin and weak.
rampant
adj. Growing, climbing, or running without check or restraint.
biology
n. The science of life or living organisms.
ulterior
adj. Not so pertinent as something else to the matter spoken of.
hexapod
adj. Having six feet.
savor
v. To perceive by taste or smell.
nominal
adj. Trivial.
renunciation
n. An explicit disclaimer of a right or privilege.
intrusion
n. The act of entering without warrant or invitation; encroachment.
patrimony
n. An inheritance from an ancestor, especially from one's father.
incompressible
adj. Resisting all attempts to reduce volume by pressure.
finesse
n. Subtle contrivance used to gain a point.
improvident
adj. Lacking foresight or thrift.
clarify
v. To render intelligible.
adjacent
n. That which is near or bordering upon.
legislate
v. To make or enact a law or laws.
negation
n. The act of denying or of asserting the falsity of a proposition.
inconsiderable
adj. Small in quantity or importance.
avocation
n. Diversion.
granary
n. A storehouse for grain after it is thrashed or husked.
prepossession
n. A preconceived liking.
prominence
n. The quality of being noticeable or distinguished.
faulty
adj. Imperfect.
suffrage
n. The right or privilege of voting.
advertiser
n. One who advertises, especially in newspapers.
manifesto
n. A public declaration, making announcement, explanation or defense of intentions, or motives.
epode
n. A species of lyric poems.
Spartan
adj. Exceptionally brave; rigorously severe.
dissection
n. The act or operation of cutting in pieces, specifically of a plant or an animal.
arraign
v. To call into court, as a person indicted for crime, and demand whether he pleads guilty or not.
furtherance
n. Advancement.
perpendicular
adj. Straight up and down.
coincidence
n. A circumstance so agreeing with another: often implying accident.
disinfect
v. To remove or destroy the poison of infectious or contagious diseases.
endue
v. To endow with some quality, gift, or grace, usually spiritual.
jeopardize
v. To imperil.
curtsy
n. A downward movement of the body by bending the knees.
castigate
v. To punish.
insecure
adj. Not assured of safety.
phonogram
n. A graphic character symbolizing an articulate sound.
element
n. A component or essential part.
secondly
adv. In the second place in order or succession.
disillusion
v. To disenchant.
statecraft
n. The art of conducting state affairs.
gambol
n. Playful leaping or frisking.
obsolescent
adj. Passing out of use, as a word.
irritable
adj. Showing impatience or ill temper on little provocation.
gait
n. Carriage of the body in going.
nauseous
adj. Loathsome.
abstruse
adj. Dealing with matters difficult to be understood.
hale
adj. Of sound and vigorous health.
somnolence
n. Oppressive drowsiness.
committal
n. The act, fact, or result of committing, or the state of being
recrudescent
adj. Becoming raw or sore again.
respondent
adj. Answering.
instantaneous
adj. Done without perceptible lapse of time.
palette
n. A thin tablet, with a hole for the thumb, upon which artists lay their colors for painting.
pillage
n. Open robbery, as in war.
option
n. The right, power, or liberty of choosing.
efficacious
adj. Effective.
demerit
n. A mark for failure or bad conduct.
circumnavigate
v. To sail quite around.
voluptuous
adj. having fullness of beautiful form, as a woman, with or without sensuous or sensual quality.
relapse
v. To suffer a return of a disease after partial recovery.
protract
v. To prolong.
herbaceous
adj. Having the character of a herb.
poetaster
n. An inferior poet.
pentad
n. The number five.
tangible
adj. Perceptible by touch.
Omnipotent
adj. Possessed of unlimited and universal power.
fanciless
adj. Unimaginative.
malevolent
adj. Wishing evil to others.
campaign
n. A complete series of connected military operations.
arboreal
adj. Of or pertaining to a tree or trees.
Christ
n. A title of Jesus
assonance
n. Resemblance or correspondence in sound.
deponent
adj. Laying down.
preternatural
adj. Extraordinary.
contuse
v. To bruise by a blow, either with or without the breaking of the skin.
obituary
adj. A published notice of a death.
orator
n. One who delivers an elaborate or formal speech.
crag
n. A rugged, rocky projection on a cliff or ledge.
catholicity
n. Universal prevalence or acceptance.
potent
adj. Physically powerful.
indistinct
adj. Vague.
glacial
adj. Icy, or icily cold.
comprehensive
adj. Large in scope or content.
excrescence
n. Any unnatural addition, outgrowth, or development.
compensate
v. To remunerate.
monologue
n. A story or drama told or performed by one person.
azalea
n. A flowering shrub.
manumission
n. Emancipation.
viola
n. A musical instrument somewhat larger than a violin.
pleasurable
adj. Affording gratification.
disappoint
v. To fail to fulfill the expectation, hope, wish, or desire of.
conciliate
v. To obtain the friendship of.
granule
n. A small grain or particle.
betroth
v. To engage to marry.
vocative
adj. Of or pertaining to the act of calling.
misunderstand
v. To Take in a wrong sense.
cosmopolitan
adj. Common to all the world.
abstemious
adj. Characterized by self denial or abstinence, as in the use of drink, food.
saline
adj. Constituting or consisting of salt.
insurgent
n. One who takes part in forcible opposition to the constituted authorities of a place.
amatory
adj. Designed to excite love.
monotony
n. A lack of variety.
regalia
n. pl. The emblems of royalty.
angular
adj. Sharp-cornered.
dissent
n. Disagreement.
pendant
n. Anything that hangs from something else, either for ornament or for use.
brevity
n. Shortness of duration.
gallant
adj. Possessing a brave or chivalrous spirit.
signification
n. The meaning conveyed by language, actions, or signs.
foresail
n. A square sail.
low-spirited
adj. Despondent.
pauperism
n. Dependence on charity.
inglorious
adj. Shameful.
requital
n. Adequate return for good or ill.
transfusion
n. The act of pouring from one vessel to another.
dolesome
adj. Melancholy.
invigorate
v. To animate.
pompous
adj. Marked by an assumed stateliness and impressiveness of manner.
subservient
adj. Servilely following another's behests.
resistance
n. The exertion of opposite effort or effect.
superabundance
n. An excessive amount.
denomination
n. A body of Christians united by a common faith and form of worship and discipline.
liqueur
n. An alcoholic cordial sweetened and flavored with aromatic substances.
amenable
adj. Willing and ready to submit.
derision
n. Ridicule.
equivocal
adj. Ambiguous.
loath
adj. Averse.
probe
v. To search through and through.
ossify
v. to convert into bone.
sedate
adj. Even-tempered.
extricate
v. Disentangle.
satire
n. The employment of sarcasm, irony, or keenness of wit in ridiculing vices.
clarion
n. A small shrill trumpet or bugle.
cursory
adj. Rapid and superficial.
trivial
adj. Of little importance or value.
transmission
n. The act of sending through or across.
dissuade
v. To change the purpose or alter the plans of by persuasion, counsel, or pleading.
arbor
n. A tree.
importune
v. To harass with persistent demands or entreaties.
curtail
v. To cut off or cut short.
confessor
n. A spiritual advisor.
nauseate
v. To cause to loathe.
anteroom
n. A room situated before and opening into another, usually larger.
averse
adj. Reluctant.
aqueous
adj. Of, pertaining to, or containing water.
stolid
adj. Expressing no power of feeling or perceiving.
malady
n. Any physical disease or disorder, especially a chronic or deep-seated one.
pastoral
adj. Having the spirit or sentiment of rural life.
amply
adv. Sufficiently.
athirst
adj. Wanting water.
apology
n. A disclaimer of intentional error or offense.
monograph
n. A treatise discussing a single subject or branch of a subject.
consul
n. An officer appointed to reside in a foreign city, chiefly to represent his country.
almanac
n. A series of tables giving the days of the week together with certain astronomical information.
impend
v. To be imminent.
boycott
v. To place the products or merchandise of under a ban.
lowly
adv. Rudely.
occupant
n. A tenant in possession of property, as distinguished from the actual owner.
proctor
n. An agent acting for another.
deforest
v. To clear of forests.
palpable
n. perceptible by feeling or touch.
man-eater
n. An animal that devours human beings.
dissonant
adj. Harsh or disagreeable in sound.
oakum
n. Hemp-fiber obtained by untwisting and picking out loosely the yarns of old hemp rope.
inroad
n. Forcible encroachment or trespass.
annotate
v. To make explanatory or critical notes on or upon.
seclude
v. To place, keep, or withdraw from the companionship of others.
resent
v. To be indignant at, as an injury or insult.
bravado
n. An aggressive display of boldness.
immoral
adj. Habitually engaged in licentious or lewd practices.
comestible
adj. Fit to be eaten.
revelation
n. A disclosing, discovering, or making known of what was before secret, private, or unknown.
ministration
n. Any religious ceremonial.
ambiguous
adj. Having a double meaning.
explicate
v. To clear from involvement.
seminar
n. Any assemblage of pupils for real research in some specific study under a teacher.
tenure
n. The term during which a thing is held.
forego
v. To deny oneself the pleasure or profit of.
alderman
n. A member of a municipal legislative body, who usually exercises also certain judicial functions.
sociology
n. The philosophical study of society.
prohibitory
adj. Involving or equivalent to prohibition, especially of the sale of alcoholic beverages.
intermit
v. To cause to cease temporarily.
antecede
v. To precede.
tendency
n. Direction or inclination, as toward some objector end.
trisect
v. To divide into three parts, especially into three equal parts.
submittal
n. The act of submitting.
extremist
n. One who supports extreme measures or holds extreme views.
entree
n. The act of entering.
coniferous
adj. Cone-bearing trees.
repressible
adj. Able to be kept under restraint or control.
gossamer
adj. Flimsy.
resilient
adj. Having the quality of springing back to a former position.
skirmish
n. Desultory fighting between advanced detachments of two armies.
debut
n. A first appearance in society or on the stage.
peevish
adj. Petulant. (irritable)
polytechnic
adj. Pertaining to, embracing, or practicing many arts.
introvert
v. To turn within.
extinct
adj. Being no longer in existence.
superlative
n. That which is of the highest possible excellence or eminence.
callow
adj. Without experience of the world.
creamery
n. A butter-making establishment.
convalesce
v. To recover after a sickness.
rebuild
v. To build again or anew.
centurion
n. A captain of a company of one hundred infantry in the ancient Roman army.
reunite
v. To unite or join again, as after separation.
euphony
n. Agreeableness of sound.
facetious
adj. Amusing.
immense
adj. Very great in degree, extent, size, or quantity.
revocation
n. Repeal.
insignificant
adj. Without importance, force, or influence.
dogmatic
adj. Making statements without argument or evidence.
quarto
n. An eight-page newspaper of any size.
berth
n. A bunk or bed in a vessel, sleeping-car, etc.
amorphous
adj. Without determinate shape.
prohibitionist
n. One who favors the prohibition by law of the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages.
momentous
adj. Very significant.
pertinacity
n. Unyielding adherence.
magnificence
n. The exhibition of greatness of action, character, intellect, wealth, or power.
patter
v. To mumble something over and over.
diagnosis
n. Determination of the distinctive nature of a disease.
disobedience
n. Neglect or refusal to comply with an authoritative injunction.
leeward
n. That side or direction toward which the wind blows.
athwart
adv. From side to side.
variegate
v. To mark with different shades or colors.
disregard
v. To take no notice of.
priggish
adj. Conceited.
pertinacious
adj. Persistent or unyielding.
cadenza
n. An embellishment or flourish, prepared or improvised, for a solo voice or instrument.
indivertible
adj. That can not be turned aside.
insignificance
n. Lack of import or of importance.
mischievous
adj. Fond of tricks.
incompetent
adj. Not having the abilities desired or necessary for any purpose.
outlaw
n. A habitual lawbreaker.
utility
n. Fitness for some desirable practical purpose.
termination
n. The act of ending or concluding.
shrinkage
n. A contraction of any material into less bulk or dimension.
fraudulence
n. Deceitfulness.
deflect
v. To cause to turn aside or downward.
vendition
n. The act of selling.
supplicant
n. One who asks humbly and earnestly.
corruption
n. Loss of purity or integrity.
bilingual
adj. Speaking two languages.
detriment
n. Something that causes damage, depreciation, or loss.
orate
v. To deliver an elaborate or formal public speech.
scribe
n. One who writes or is skilled in writing.
pectoral
adj. Pertaining to the breast or thorax.
vivacity
n. Liveliness.
imminent
adj. Dangerous and close at hand.
opportunity
n. Favorable or advantageous chance or opening.
contradiction
n. The assertion of the opposite of that which has been said.
meticulous
adj. Over-cautious.
undergarment
n. A garment to be worn under the ordinary outer garments.
meretricious
adj. Alluring by false or gaudy show.
noisome
adj. Very offensive, particularly to the sense of smell.
lacteal
adj. Milky.
incoherence
n. Want of connection, or agreement, as of parts or ideas in thought, speech, etc.
ambulance
n. A vehicle fitted for conveying the sick and wounded.
heteromorphic
adj. Deviating from the normal form or standard type.
evangelist
n. A preacher who goes from place to place holding services.
acquire
v. To get as one's own.
surrogate
n. One who or that which is substituted for or appointed to act in place of another.
felicitate
v. To wish joy or happiness to, especially in view of a coming event.
flexible
adj. Pliable.
bridle
n. The head-harness of a horse consisting of a head-stall, a bit, and the reins.
landlord
n. A man who owns and lets a tenement or tenements.
pestilential
adj. having the nature of or breeding pestilence.
solicitor
n. One who represents a client in court of justice; an attorney.
philanthropist
n. One who endeavors to help his fellow men.
trestle
n. An open braced framework for supporting the horizontal stringers of a railway-bridge.
turgid
adj. Swollen.
permutation
n. Reciprocal change, different ordering of same items.
foresight
n. Provision against harm or need.
contemptible
adj. Worthy of scorn or disdain.
querulous
adj. Habitually complaining.
syneresis
n. The coalescence of two vowels or syllables, as e'er for ever.
didactic
adj. Pertaining to teaching.
privateer
n. A vessel owned and officered by private persons, but carrying on maritime war.
nausea
n. An affection of the stomach producing dizziness and usually an impulse to vomit
pare
v. To cut, shave, or remove (the outside) from anything.
kerchief
n. A square of linen, silk, or other material, used as a covering for the head or neck.
deficient
adj. Not having an adequate or proper supply or amount.
federate
v. To league together.
itinerate
v. To wander from place to place.
prerogative
adj. Having superior rank or precedence.
phlegmatic
adj. Not easily roused to feeling or action.
conceit
n. Self-flattering opinion.
motley
adj. Composed of heterogeneous or inharmonious elements.
monosyllable
n. A word of one syllable.
microscope
n. An instrument for assisting the eye in the vision of minute objects or features of objects.
duet
n. A composition for two voices or instruments.
geniality
n. Warmth and kindliness of disposition.
juxtapose
v. To place close together.
imprudent
adj. Heedless.
blockade
n. The shutting up of a town, a frontier, or a line of coast by hostile forces.
annals
n. A record of events in their chronological order, year by year.
paucity
n. Fewness.
foggy
adj. Obscure.
denounce
v. To point out or publicly accuse as deserving of punishment, censure, or odium.
unconscionable
adj. Ridiculously or unjustly excessive.
labyrinth
n. A maze.
scabbard
n. The sheath of a sword or similar bladed weapon.
exaggerate
v. To overstate.
interrupt
v. To stop while in progress.
hydroelectric
adj. Pertaining to electricity developed water or steam.
recruit
v. To enlist men for military or naval service.
contravene
v. To prevent or obstruct the operation of.
jaundice
n. A morbid condition, due to obstructed excretion of bile or characterized by yellowing of the skin.
constituency
n. The inhabitants or voters in a district represented in a legislative body.
panic
n. A sudden, unreasonable, overpowering fear.
medallion
n. A large medal.
defraud
v. To deprive of something dishonestly.
ingredient
n. Component.
safeguard
v. To protect.
recurrent
adj. Returning from time to time, especially at regular or stated intervals.
maroon
v. To put ashore and abandon (a person) on a desolate coast or island.
insufficient
adj. Inadequate for some need, purpose, or use.
fragile
adj. Capable of being broken.
transact
v. To do business.
exert
v. To make an effort.
moonbeam
n. A ray of moonlight.
surfeit
v. To feed to fullness or to satiety.
Antarctic
adj. Pertaining to the south pole or the regions near it.
sylph
n. A slender, graceful young woman or girl.
malleable
adj. Pliant.
abet
v. To aid, promote, or encourage the commission of (an offense).
kiloliter
n. One thousand liters.
irreverential
adj. Showing or expressing a deficiency of veneration, especially for sacred things.
metempsychosis
n. Transition of the soul of a human being at death into another body, whether human or beast.
hydraulic
adj. Involving the moving of water, of the force exerted by water in motion.
powerless
adj. Impotent.
homogeneity
n. Congruity of the members or elements or parts.
inseparable
adj. That can not be separated.
oratorio
n. A composition for solo voices, chorus, and orchestra, generally taken from the Scriptures.
versatile
adj. Having an aptitude for applying oneself to new and varied tasks or to various subjects.
adoration
n. Profound devotion.
archetype
n. A prototype.
semiannual
adj. Recurring at intervals of six months.
advert
v. To refer incidentally.
muster
n. An assemblage or review of troops for parade or inspection, or for numbering off.
contagion
n. The communication of disease from person to person.
urbanity
n. Refined or elegant courtesy.
austere
adj. Severely simple; unadorned.
domination
n. Control by the exercise of power or constituted authority.
inane
adj. Silly.
virulence
n. Extreme poisonousness.
absorb
v. To drink in or suck up, as a sponge absorbs water.
grotto
n. A small cavern.
presentient
adj. Perceiving or feeling beforehand.
transitory
adj. Existing for a short time only.
subordinate
adj. Belonging to an inferior order in a classification.
retrieve
v. To recover something by searching.
abhorrent
adj. Very repugnant; hateful.
embarrass
v. To render flustered or agitated.
viscount
n. In England, a title of nobility, ranking fourth in the order of British peerage.
nasal
adj. Pertaining to the nose.
subtrahend
n. That which is to be subtracted.
codicil
n. A supplement adding to, revoking, or explaining in the body of a will.
buoyancy
n. Power or tendency to float on or in a liquid or gas.
kingling
n. A petty king.
consumptive
adj. Designed for gradual destruction.
spectrum
n. An image formed by rays of light or other radiant energy.
quantity
n. Magnitude.
beatify
v. To make supremely happy.
resemblance
n. Similarity in quality or form.
indefinitely
adv. In a vague or uncertain way.
proffer
v. To offer to another for acceptance.
potentate
n. One possessed of great power or sway.
antedate
v. To assign or affix a date to earlier than the actual one.
executor
n. A person nominated by the will of another to execute the will.
ridiculous
adj. Laughable and contemptible.
differentiate
v. To acquire a distinct and separate character.
trait
n. A distinguishing feature or quality.
lactation
n. The secretion of milk.
nil
n. Nothing
pugnacious
adj. Quarrelsome.
lexicon
n. A dictionary.
palliate
v. To cause to appear less guilty.
assassin
n. One who kills, or tries to kill, treacherously or secretly.
coronet
n. Inferior crown denoting, according to its form, various degrees of noble rank less than sovereign.
technography
n. The scientific description or study of human arts and industries in their historic development.
pluperfect
adj. Expressing past time or action prior to some other past time or action.
germane
adj. Relevant.
flamboyant
adj. Characterized by extravagance and in general by want of good taste.
repress
v. To keep under restraint or control.
ointment
n. A fatty preparation with a butter-like consistency in which a medicinal substance exists.
depression
n. A falling of the spirits.
mountainous
adj. Full of or abounding in mountains.
exigent
adj. Urgent.
luxuriant
adj. Abundant or superabundant in growth.
misdemeanor
n. Evil conduct, small crime.
tableau
n. An arrangement of inanimate figures representing a scene from real life.
delude
v. To mislead the mind or judgment of.
sordid
adj. Of degraded character or nature.
insinuate
v. To imply.
dyne
n. The force which, applied to a mass of one gram for 1 second, would give it a velocity of 1 cm/s.
protrusion
n. The act of protruding.
troublesome
adj. Burdensome.
reliquary
n. A casket, coffer, or repository in which relics are kept.
material
n. That of which anything is composed or may be constructed.
spinster
n. A woman who has never been married.
achromatic
adj. Colorless,
hesitation
n. Vacillation.
declamation
n. A speech recited or intended for recitation from memory in public.
explode
v. To cause to burst in pieces by force from within.
network
n. Anything that presents a system of cross- lines.
disclaim
v. To disavow any claim to, connection with, or responsibility to.
omniscient
adj. Characterized by unlimited or infinite knowledge.
mendicant
n. A beggar.
extraordinary
adj. Unusual.
populace
n. The common people.
perceive
v. To have knowledge of, or receive impressions concerning, through the medium of the body senses.
rhapsody
n. Rapt or rapturous utterance.
aviary
n. A spacious cage or enclosure in which live birds are kept.
semicircle
n. A half-circle.
massive
adj. Of considerable bulk and weight.
wield
v. To use, control, or manage, as a weapon, or instrument, especially with full command.
reconstruct
v. To rebuild.
ceremonial
adj. Characterized by outward form or ceremony.
ordnance
n. A general name for all kinds of weapons and their appliances used in war.
uproot
v. To eradicate.
frigidarium
n. A room kept at a low temperature for preserving fruits, meat, etc.
frugal
adj. Economical.
outrigger
n. A part built or arranged to project beyond a natural outline for support.
supplementary
adj. Being an addition to.
upturn
v. To throw into confusion.
append
v. To add or attach, as something accessory, subordinate, or supplementary.
pedagogics
n. The science and art of teaching.
abnegate
v. To renounce (a right or privilege).
anticlimax
n. A gradual or sudden decrease in the importance or impressiveness of what is said.
actionable
adj. Affording cause for instituting an action, as trespass, slanderous words.
autonomous
adj. Self-governing.
absent-minded
adj. Lacking in attention to immediate surroundings or business.
expectorate
v. To cough up and spit forth.
declamatory
adj. A full and formal style of utterance.
seminary
n. A special school, as of theology or pedagogics.
pathos
n. The quality in any form of representation that rouses emotion or sympathy.
dermatology
n. The branch of medical science which relates to the skin and its diseases.
aspirant
n. One who seeks earnestly, as for advancement, honors, place.
arid
adj. Very dry.
galvanic
adj. Pertaining or relating to electricity produced by chemical action.
exhaustive
adj. Thorough and complete in execution.
jurisprudence
n. The science of rights in accordance with positive law.
estrange
v. To alienate.
erudition
n. Extensive knowledge of literature, history, language, etc.
bulwark
n. Anything that gives security or defense.
renovate
v. To restore after deterioration, as a building.
polytheism
n. The doctrine or belief that there are more gods than one.
unction
n. The art of anointing as with oil.
tannery
n. A place where leather is tanned.
aide-de-camp
n. An officer who receives and transmits the orders of the general.
scope
n. A range of action or view.
incident
n. A happening in general, especially one of little importance.
dogmatize
v. To make positive assertions without supporting them by argument or evidence.
crusade
n. Any concerted movement, vigorously prosecuted, in behalf of an idea or principle.
console
v. To comfort.
scintilla
n. The faintest ray.
foliage
n. Any growth of leaves.
adhesion
n. The state of being attached or joined.
carnage
n. Massacre.
exit
n. A way or passage out.
heresy
n. An opinion or doctrine subversive of settled beliefs or accepted principles.
suggestive
adj. Stimulating to thought or reflection.
paternal
adj. Fatherly.
discernible
adj. Perceivable.
chancery
n. A court of equity, as distinguished from a common-law court.
armada
n. A fleet of war-vessels.
lacerate
v. To tear rudely or raggedly.
redress
v. To set right, as a wrong by compensation or the punishment of the wrong-doer.
indulgent
adj. Yielding to the desires or humor of oneself or those under one's care.
potency
n. Power.
overseer
n. A supervisor.
indispensable
adj. Necessary or requisite for the purpose.
constrict
v. To bind.
lucid
adj. Mentally sound.
metamorphosis
n. A passing from one form or shape into another.
out-and-out
adv. Genuinely.
mishap
n. Misfortune.
nugatory
adj. Having no power or force.
agile
adj. Able to move or act quickly, physically, or mentally.
dramatist
n. One who writes plays.
scholastic
adj. Pertaining to education or schools.
islet
n. A little island.
Britannia
n. The United Kingdom of Great Britain.
untimely
adj. Unseasonable.
poignant
adj. Severely painful or acute to the spirit.
underling
n. A subordinate.
comical
adj. Funny.
implausible
adj. Not plausible.
decent
adj. Characterized by propriety of conduct, speech, manners, or dress.
demagnetize
v. To deprive (a magnet) of magnetism.
isochronous
adj. Relating to or denoting equal intervals of time.
accumulate
v. To become greater in quantity or number.
wry
adj. Deviating from that which is proper or right.
convergent
adj. Tending to one point.
extrude
v. To drive out or away.
rein
n. A step attached to the bit for controlling a horse or other draft-animal.
pristine
adj. Primitive.
misogamy
n. Hatred of marriage.
inexpensive
adj. Low-priced.
eradicate
v. To destroy thoroughly.
ruffian
adj. A lawless or recklessly brutal fellow.
detrude
v. To push down forcibly.
riddance
n. The act or ridding or delivering from something undesirable.
missive
n. A message in writing.
mouthful
n. As much as can be or is usually put into the or exercise.
incinerate
v. To reduce to ashes.
finery
n. That which is used to decorate the person or dress.
facilitate
v. To make more easy.
embellish
v. To make beautiful or elegant by adding attractive or ornamental features.
salvage
n. Any act of saving property.
despair
n. Utter hopelessness and despondency.
brazier
n. An open pan or basin for holding live coals.
usurious
adj. Taking unlawful or exorbitant interest on money loaned.
belate
v. To delay past the proper hour.
inborn
adj. Implanted by nature.
stringent
adj. Rigid.
decapitate
v. To behead.
cite
v. To refer to specifically.
outdo
v. To surpass.
trebly
adv. Triply.
frankincense
n. A gum or resin which on burning yields aromatic fumes.
moderator
n. The presiding officer of a meeting.
impregnable
adj. That can not be taken by assault.
translucence
n. The property or state of allowing the passage of light.
entreaty
n. An earnest request.
reluctance
n. Unwillingness.
vinery
n. A greenhouse for grapes.
rapacious
adj. Disposed to seize by violence or by unlawful or greedy methods.
rebuff
n. A peremptory or unexpected rejection of advances or approaches.
florist
n. A dealer in flowers.
palinode
n. A retraction.
polemics
n. The art of controversy or disputation.
perspiration
n. Sweat.
protective
adj. Sheltering.
racy
adj. Exciting or exhilarating to the mind.
enrapture
v. To delight extravagantly or intensely.
importunate
adj. Urgent in character, request, or demand.
debonair
adj. Having gentle or courteous bearing or manner.
anachronism
n. Anything occurring or existing out of its proper time.
adroit
adj. Having skill in the use of the bodily or mental powers.
rigorous
adj. Uncompromising.
modernity
n. The state or character of being modern.
curio
n. A piece of bric-a-brac.
neo-Latin
n. Modernized Latin.
vegetate
v. To live in a monotonous, passive way without exercise of the mental faculties.
logical
adj. Capable of or characterized by clear reasoning.
preengage
v. To preoccupy.
affront
n. An open insult or indignity.
decamp
v. To leave suddenly or unexpectedly.
unaccountable
adj. Inexplicable.
outstretch
v. To extend.
nettle
v. To excite sensations of uneasiness or displeasure in.
unnecessary
adj. Not essential under the circumstances.
prehension
n. The act of laying hold of or grasping.
concur
v. To agree.
surety
n. Security for payment or performance.
inundate
v. To fill with an overflowing abundance.
enthrall
v. To bring or hold under any overmastering influence.
travail
n. Hard or agonizing labor.
indict
v. To find and declare chargeable with crime.
jubilation
n. Exultation.
infamy
n. Total loss or destitution of honor or reputation.
seize
v. To catch or take hold of suddenly and forcibly.
donate
v. To bestow as a gift, especially for a worthy cause.
nuance
n. A slight degree of difference in anything perceptible to the sense of the mind.
overhang
n. A portion of a structure which projects or hangs over.
amour
n. A love-affair, especially one of an illicit nature.
acumen
n. Quickness of intellectual insight, or discernment; keenness of discrimination.
brittle
adj. Fragile.
amusement
n. Diversion.
fiasco
n. A complete or humiliating failure.
fervent
adj. Ardent in feeling.
esquire
n. A title of dignity, office, or courtesy.
gosling
n. A young goose.
miser
n. A person given to saving and hoarding unduly.
calculus
n. A concretion formed in various parts of the body resembling a pebble in hardness.
autonomy
n. Self-government.
phonetic
adj. Representing articulate sounds or speech.
vegetation
n. Plant-life in the aggregate.
synchronism
n. Simultaneousness.
retch
v. To make an effort to vomit.
immovable
adj. Steadfast.
nit
n. The egg of a louse or some other insect.
panel
n. A rectangular piece set in or as in a frame.
contender
n. One who exerts oneself in opposition or rivalry.
ministry
n. A service.
unbelief
n. Doubt.
pedal
n. A lever for the foot usually applied only to musical instruments, cycles, and other machines.
palate
n. The roof of the mouth.
abdominal
n. Of, pertaining to, or situated on the abdomen.
hexangular
adj. Having six angles.
pediatrics
n. The department of medical science that relates to the treatment of diseases of childhood.
commemorate
v. To serve as a remembrance of.
occlude
v. To absorb, as a gas by a metal.
dialectician
n. A logician.
atone
v. To make amends for.
exhaust
v. To empty by draining off the contents.
lough
n. A lake or loch.
contraband
n. Trade forbidden by law or treaty.
deify
v. To regard or worship as a god.
hygiene
n. The branch of medical science that relates to improving health.
temporary
adj. Lasting for a short time only.
twinge
n. A darting momentary local pain.
impassable
adj. That can not be passed through or over.
edict
n. That which is uttered or proclaimed by authority as a rule of action.
lateral
adj. Directed toward the side.
proximately
adv. Immediately.
crevice
n. A small fissure, as between two contiguous surfaces.
parish
n. The ecclesiastical district in charge of a pastor.
stagy
adj. Having a theatrical manner.
default
n. The neglect or omission of a legal requirement.
infidelity
n. Disloyalty.
levity
n. Frivolity.
arborescent
adj. Having the nature of a tree.
nuisance
n. That which annoys, vexes, or irritates.
undervalue
v. To underestimate.
Catholicism
n. The system, doctrine, and practice of the Roman Catholic Church.
shrivel
v. To draw or be drawn into wrinkles.
complaisance
n. Politeness.
reciprocate
v. To give and take mutually.
neurology
n. The science of the nervous system.
generosity
n. A disposition to give liberally or to bestow favors heartily.
coerce
v. To force.
extradite
v. To surrender the custody of.
soothsayer
n. One who claims to have supernatural insight or foresight.
factious
adj. Turbulent.
secession
n. Voluntary withdrawal from fellowship, especially from political or religious bodies.
diplomatic
adj. Characterized by special tact in negotiations.
vendor
n. A seller.
irreducible
adj. That can not be lessened.
desultory
adj. Not connected with what precedes.
dilemma
n. A situation in which a choice between opposing modes of conduct is necessary.
imply
v. To signify.
proletarian
n. A person of the lowest or poorest class.
dismissal
n. Displacement by authority from an office or an employment.
sarcophagus
n. A stone coffin or a chest-like tomb.
maidenhood
n. Virginity.
hydromechanics
n. The mechanics of fluids.
penetrate
v. To enter or force a way into the interior parts of.
embolism
n. An obstruction or plugging up of an artery or other blood-vessel.
maintain
v. To hold or preserve in any particular state or condition.
despondent
adj. Disheartened.
discomfit
v. To put to confusion.
vagabond
n. A wanderer.
mesmerize
v. To hypnotize.
eliminate
v. To separate and cast aside.
extension
n. A reaching or stretching out, as in space, time or scope.
financial
adj. Monetary.
counterpart
n. Something taken with another for the completion of either.
midwife
n. A woman who makes a business of assisting at childbirth.
naturally
adv. According to the usual order of things.
impudence
n. Insolent disrespect.
pedant
n. A scholar who makes needless and inopportune display of his learning.
abnormal
adj. Not conformed to the ordinary rule or standard.
pantomime
n. Sign-language.
leaflet
n. A little leaf or a booklet.
purl
v. To cause to whirl, as in an eddy.
nominee
n. One who receives a nomination.
reimburse
v. To pay back as an equivalent of what has been expended.
forfend
v. To ward off.
evade
v. To avoid by artifice.
consanguineous
adj. Descended from the same parent or ancestor.
sapient
adj. Possessing wisdom.
appropriate
adj. Suitable for the purpose and circumstances.
introversion
n. The act of turning or directing inward, physically or mentally.
diffusible
adj. Spreading rapidly through the system and acting quickly.
mallet
n. A wooden hammer.
decisive
ad. Conclusive.
excusable
adj. Justifiable.
peddler
n. One who travels from house to house with an assortment of goods for retail.
petrify
v. To convert into a substance of stony hardness and character.
incitement
n. That which moves to action, or serves as an incentive or stimulus.
subversion
n. An overthrow, as from the foundation.
insurrection
n. The state of being in active resistance to authority.
landmark
n. A familiar object in the landscape serving as a guide to an area otherwise easily lost track of.
apotheosis
n. Deification.
stingy
adj. Cheap, unwilling to spend money.
brotherhood
n. Spiritual or social fellowship or solidarity.
arbitrary
adj. Fixed or done capriciously.
excerpt
n. An extract or selection from written or printed matter.
death's-head
n. A human skull as a symbol of death.
ultramontane
adj. Beyond the mountains, especially beyond the Alps (that is, on their Italian side).
dogma
n. A statement of religious faith or duty formulated by a body claiming authority.
reprieve
v. To grant a respite from punishment to.
reliant
adj. Having confidence.
afoot
adv. In progress.
sophistry
n. Reasoning sound in appearance only, especially when designedly deceptive.
reverent
adj. Humble.
nowhere
adv. In no place or state.
mendacious
adj. Untrue.
upheaval
n. Overthrow or violent disturbance of established order or condition.
vegetative
adj. Pertaining to the process of plant-life.
pharmacopoeia
n. A book containing the formulas and methods of preparation of medicines for the use of druggists.
acquittal
n. A discharge from accusation by judicial action.
overpower
v. To gain supremacy or victory over by superior power.
reciprocal
adj. Mutually interchangeable or convertible.
revise
v. To examine for the correction of errors, or for the purpose of making changes.
laureate
adj. Crowned with laurel, as a mark of distinction.
coddle
v. To treat as a baby or an invalid.
deprecate
v. To express disapproval or regret for, with hope for the opposite.
apostasy
n. A total departure from one's faith or religion.
demolish
v. To annihilate.
complacence
n. Satisfaction with one's acts or surroundings.
frowzy
adj. Slovenly in appearance.
fawn
n. A young deer.
gyrate
v. To revolve.
laud
v. To praise in words or song.
demeanor
n. Deportment.
prickle
v. To puncture slightly with fine, sharp points.
overpass
v. To pass across or over, as a river.
peccable
adj. Capable of sinning.
quadruple
v. To multiply by four.
submerge
v. To place or plunge under water.
scrupulous
adj. Cautious in action for fear of doing wrong.
outcast
n. One rejected and despised, especially socially.
bevel
n. Any inclination of two surfaces other than 90 degrees.
ubiquitous
adj. Being present everywhere.
eschew
v. To keep clear of.
exclamation
n. An abrupt or emphatic expression of thought or of feeling.
verify
v. To prove to be true, exact, or accurate.
durance
n. Confinement.
insensible
adj. Imperceptible.
illumine
v. To make bright or clear.
gumption
n. Common sense.
Neolithic
adj. Pertaining to the later stone age.
clement
adj. Compassionate.
evasion
n. Escape.
exemplify
v. To show by example.
legacy
n. A bequest.
mollify
v. To soothe.
aeronaut
n. One who navigates the air, a balloonist.
plenteous
adj. Abundant.
baffle
v. To foil or frustrate.
demented
adj. Insane.
authentic
adj. Of undisputed origin.
conjugation
n. The state or condition of being joined together.
scribble
n. Hasty, careless writing.
endear
v. To cause to be loved.
referee
n. An umpire.
cynicism
n. Contempt for the opinions of others and of what others value.
regnant
adj. Exercising royal authority in one's own right.
provincial
adj. Uncultured in thought and manner.
presentment
n. Semblance.
annual
adj. Occurring every year.
dissemble
v. To hide by pretending something different.
repetition
n. The act of repeating.
refractory
adj. Not amenable to control.
accession
n. Induction or elevation, as to dignity, office, or government.
antiquary
n. One who collects and examines old things, as coins, books, medals, weapons, etc.
lascivious
adj. Lustful.
reestablish
v. To restore.
bowler
n. In cricket, the player who delivers the ball.
mislay
v. To misplace.
mobocracy
n. Lawless control of public affairs by the mob or populace.
logician
n. An expert reasoner.
percipience
n. The act of perceiving.
grievance
n. That which oppresses, injures, or causes grief and at the same time a sense of wrong.
repeal
v. To render of no further effect.
precipice
n. A high and very steep or approximately vertical cliff.
demagogue
n. An unprincipled politician.
disburden
v. To disencumber.
oratory
n. The art of public speaking.
dispossess
v. To deprive of actual occupancy, especially of real estate.
decaliter
n. A liquid and dry measure of 10 liters.
superintend
v. To have the charge and direction of, especially of some work or movement.
whimsical
adj. Capricious.
idolize
v. To regard with inordinate love or admiration.
abdicate
v. To give up (royal power or the like).
ante
v. In the game of poker, to put up a stake before the cards are dealt.
sufficiency
n. An ample or adequate supply.
elicit
v. To educe or extract gradually or without violence.
centiliter
n. A hundredth of a liter.
compliment
v. To address or gratify with expressions of delicate praise.
casualty
n. A fatal or serious accident or disaster.
reflexible
adj. Capable of being reflected.
banal
adj. Commonplace.
narrow-minded
adj. Characterized by illiberal views or sentiments.
efflorescent
adj. Opening in flower.
typical
adj. Characteristic.
sequel
n. That which follows in consequence of what has previously happened.
supple
adj. Easily bent.
indomitable
adj. Unconquerable.
octagon
n. A figure with eight sides and eight angles.
freemason
n. A member of an ancient secret fraternity originally confined to skilled artisans.
manor
n. The landed estate of a lord or nobleman.
abjure
v. To recant, renounce, repudiate under oath.
ill-natured
adj. Surly.
felony
n. One of the highest class of offenses, and punishable with death or imprisonment.
anthropology
n. The science of man in general.
nomic
adj. Usual or customary.
derrick
n. An apparatus for hoisting and swinging great weights.
impotent
adj. Destitute of or lacking in power, physical, moral, or intellectual.
trajectory
n. The path described by a projectile moving under given forces.
sonata
n. An instrumental composition.
vermin
n. A noxious or troublesome animal.
gastronomy
n. The art of preparing and serving appetizing food.
leonine
adj. Like a lion.
obligatory
adj. Binding in law or conscience.
lingo
n. Language.
preferential
adj. Possessing, giving, or constituting preference or priority.
introspect
v. To look into.
repute
v. To hold in general opinion.
livelihood
n. Means of subsistence.
foppery
n. Dandyism.
extant
adj. Still existing and known.
unanimous
adj. Sharing the same views or sentiments.
munificence
n. A giving characterized by generous motives and extraordinary liberality.
judgment
n. The faculty by the exercise of which a deliberate conclusion is reached.
controller
n. One who or that which regulates or directs.
imaginable
adj. That can be imagined or conceived in the mind.
derive
v. To deduce, as from a premise.
testator
n. The maker of a will.
predominate
v. To be chief in importance, quantity, or degree.
laudation
n. High praise.
divulge
v. To tell or make known, as something previously private or secret.
intemperance
n. Immoderate action or indulgence, as of the appetites.
concussion
n. A violent shock to some organ by a fall or a sudden blow.
contraposition
n. A placing opposite.
benison
n. Blessing.
errant
adj. Roving or wandering, as in search of adventure or opportunity for gallant deeds.
brogan
n. A coarse, heavy shoe.
enjoin
v. To command.
exhale
v. To breathe forth.
subliminal
adj. Being beneath the threshold of consciousness.
satiate
v. To satisfy fully the appetite or desire of.
deprave
v. To render bad, especially morally bad.
infusion
n. The act of imbuing, or pouring in.
antenatal
adj. Occurring or existing before birth.
disciple
n. One who believes the teaching of another, or who adopts and follows some doctrine.
desperado
n. One without regard for law or life.
abusive
adj. Employing harsh words or ill treatment.
believe
v. To accept as true on the testimony or authority of others.
conduit
n. A means for conducting something, particularly a tube, pipe, or passageway for a fluid.
fiscal
adj. Pertaining to the treasury or public finances of a government.
tractable
adj. Easily led or controlled.
nutritive
adj. Having nutritious properties.
precipitate
v. To force forward prematurely.
effective
adj. Fit for a destined purpose.
prowess
n. Strength, skill, and intrepidity in battle.
consummate
v. To bring to completion.
joggle
n. A sudden irregular shake or a push causing such a shake.
furlong
n. A measure, one-eighth of a mile.
succulent
adj. Juicy.
endurable
adj. Tolerable.
degrade
v. To take away honors or position from.
dissatisfy
v. To displease.
thereabout
adv. Near that number, quantity, degree, place, or time, approximately.
itinerant
adj. Wandering.
Decameron
n. A volume consisting of ten parts or books.
rigmarole
n. Nonsense.
portent
n. Anything that indicates what is to happen.
constable
n. An officer whose duty is to maintain the peace.
inland
adj. Remote from the sea.
iridescent
adj. Exhibiting changing rainbow-colors due to the interference of the light.
overdose
n. An excessive dose, usually so large a dose of a medicine that its effect is toxic.
courtesy
n. Politeness originating in kindness and exercised habitually.
unicellular
adj. Consisting of a single cell.
militarism
n. A policy of maintaining great standing armies.
repertory
n. A place where things are stored or gathered together.
encumber
v. To impede with obstacles.
phonic
adj. Pertaining to the nature of sound.
oversee
v. To superintend.
retrogression
n. A going or moving backward or in a reverse direction.
torrid
adj. Excessively hot.
jovial
adj. Merry.
preservation
n. Conservation.
convalescent
adj. Recovering health after sickness.
anemic
adj. Affected with anemia.
Calvinism
n. The system of doctrine taught by John Calvin.
misuse
v. To maltreat.
vale
n. Level or low land between hills.
resurrection
n. A return from death to life
opulence
n. Affluence.
flue
n. A smoke-duct in a chimney.
incisor
n. A front or cutting tooth.
ultramundane
adj. Pertaining to supernatural things or to another life.
convalescence
n. The state of progressive restoration to health and strength after the cessation of disease.
incipient
adj. Initial.
Jingo
n. One of a party in Great Britain in favor of spirited and demonstrative foreign policy.
reconcilable
adj. Capable of being adjusted or harmonized.
germinate
v. To begin to develop into an embryo or higher form.
foreclose
v. To bar by judicial proceedings the equitable right of a mortgagor to redeem property.
lunatic
n. An insane person.
armory
n. An arsenal.
distensible
adj. Capable of being stretched out or expanded in every direction.
vainglory
n. Excessive, pretentious, and demonstrative vanity.
afterthought
n. A thought that comes later than its appropriate or expected time.
tack
n. A small sharp-pointed nail.
brusque
adj. Somewhat rough or rude in manner or speech.
taxidermy
n. The art or process of preserving dead animals or parts of them.
Protestant
n. A Christian who denies the authority of the Pope and holds the right of special judgment.
tripod
n. A three-legged stand, usually hinged near the top, for supporting some instrument.
apparent
adj. Easily understood.
electrotype
n. A metallic copy of any surface, as a coin.
latency
n. The state of being dormant.
finally .
adv. At last
promoter
n. A furtherer, forwarder, or encourager.
guy
n. Stay-rope.
well-bred
adj. Of good ancestry.
simulate
v. Imitate.
leisure
n. Spare time.
dialect
n. Forms of speech collectively that are peculiar to the people of a particular district.
isothermal
adj. Having or marking equality of temperature.
ignoble
adj. Low in character or purpose.
exclude
v. To shut out purposely or forcibly.
callosity
n. The state of being hard and insensible.
scurrilous
adj. Grossly indecent or vulgar.
alluvion
n. Flood.
caricature
n. a picture or description in which natural characteristics are exaggerated or distorted.
artifice
n. Trickery.
pyromania
n. An insane propensity to set things on fire.
disrepute
n. A bad name or character.
antipathize
v. To show or feel a feeling of antagonism, aversion, or dislike.
intermission
n. A recess.
vaccinate
v. To inoculate with vaccine virus or virus of cowpox.
aperture
n. Hole.
embezzle
v. To misappropriate secretly.
anode
n. The point where or path by which a voltaic current enters an electrolyte or the like.
ecstatic
adj. Enraptured.
imitator
n. One who makes in imitation.
urchin
n. A roguish, mischievous boy.
broadcast
adj. Disseminated far and wide.
rearrange
v. To arrange again or in a different order.
understate
v. To fail to put strongly enough, as a case.
blazon
v. To make widely or generally known.
qualify
v. To endow or furnish with requisite ability, character, knowledge, skill, or possessions.
votary
adj. Consecrated by a vow or promise.
brethren
n. pl. Members of a brotherhood, gild, profession, association, or the like.
coquette
n. A flirt.
distrainor
n. One who subjects a person to distress.
distrain
v. To subject a person to distress.
sextet
n. A band of six singers or players.
slight
adj. Of a small importance or significance.
circumspect
adj. Showing watchfulness, caution, or careful consideration.
descendent
adj. Proceeding downward.
militate
v. To have weight or influence (in determining a question).
resurgent
adj. Surging back or again.
foible
n. A personal weakness or failing.
accept
v. To take when offered.
rudimentary
adj. Being in an initial, early, or incomplete stage of development.
heptarchy
n. A group of seven governments.
theorist
n. One given to speculating.
imaginary
adj. Fancied.
modernize
v. To make characteristic of the present or of recent times.
filibuster
n. One who attempts to obstruct legislation.
benignant
adj. Benevolent in feeling, character, or aspect.
erroneous
adj. Incorrect.
superb
adj. Sumptuously elegant.
sparse
adj. Thinly diffused.
encourage
v. To inspire with courage, hope, or strength of mind.
collective
adj. Consisting of a number of persons or objects considered as gathered into a mass, or sum.
continuous
adj. Connected, extended, or prolonged without separation or interruption of sequence.
bombard
v. To assail with any missile or with abusive speech.
trepidation
n. Nervous uncertainty of feeling.
prophecy
n. Any prediction or foretelling.
evict
v. To dispossess pursuant to judicial decree.
promenade
v. To walk for amusement or exercise.
sprightly
adj. Vivacious.
allege
v. To assert to be true, especially in a formal manner, as in court.
disciplinary
adj. Having the nature of systematic training or subjection to authority.
excitation
n. Intensified emotion or action.
infrequent
adj. Uncommon.
giddy
adj. Affected with a whirling or swimming sensation in the head.
overleap
v. To leap beyond.
torturous
adj. Marked by extreme suffering.
censorious
adj. Judging severely or harshly.
condensation
n. The act or process of making dense or denser.
statuette
n. A figurine.
concurrent
adj. Occurring or acting together.
monstrosity
n. Anything unnaturally huge or distorted.
ruth
n. Sorrow for another's misery.
sophisticate
v. To deprive of simplicity of mind or manner.
gaiety
n. Festivity.
blatant
adj. Noisily or offensively loud or clamorous.
overtone
n. A harmonic.
emanate
v. To flow forth or proceed, as from some source.
remiss
adj. Negligent.
discontinuance
n. Interruption or intermission.
efficacy
n. The power to produce an intended effect as shown in the production of it.
obese
adj. Exceedingly fat.
day-man
n. A day-laborer.
transferrer
n. One who or that which conveys from one person or place to another.
inundation
n. Flood.
irreparable
adj. That can not be rectified or made amends for.
refute
v. To prove to be wrong.
kilometer
n. A length of 1,000 meters.
reparation
n. The act of making amends, as for an injury, loss, or wrong.
equivalent
adj. Equal in value, force, meaning, or the like.
contort
v. To twist into a misshapen form.
regale
v. To give unusual pleasure.
repellent
adj. Having power to force back in a manner, physically or mentally.
collapse
v. To cause to shrink, fall in, or fail.
triad
n. A group of three persons of things.
gesticulate
v. To make gestures or motions, as in speaking, or in place of speech.
remonstrant
adj. Having the character of a reproof.
docile
adj. Easy to manage.
eulogy
n. A spoken or written laudation of a person's life or character.
oculist
n. One versed or skilled in treating diseases of the eye.
derelict
adj. Neglectful of obligation.
sublingual
adj. Situated beneath the tongue.
inefficiency
n. That which does not accomplish an intended purpose.
convolution
n. A winding motion.
elapse
v. To quietly terminate: said of time.
ambidextrous
adj. Having the ability of using both hands with equal skill or ease.
delicacy
n. That which is agreeable to a fine taste.
equalize
v. To render uniform.
anticyclone
n. An atmospheric condition of high central pressure, with currents flowing outward.
urgency
n. The pressure of necessity.
arbiter
n. One chosen or appointed, by mutual consent of parties in dispute, to decide matters.
imperative
adj. Obligatory.
enormous
adj. Gigantic.
salvo
n. A salute given by firing all the guns, as at the funeral of an officer.
rivulet
n. A small stream or brook.
immortalize
v. To cause to last or to be known or remembered throughout a great or indefinite length of time.
carnal
adj. Sensual.
irrelevant
adj. Inapplicable.
pseudapostle
n. A pretended or false apostle.
niggardly
adj. Stingy. (no longer acceptable to use)
prate
v. To talk about vainly or foolishly.
preferable
adj. More desirable than others.
inject
v. To introduce, as a fluid, by injection.
allay
v. To calm the violence or reduce the intensity of; mitigate.
adulterant
n. An adulterating substance.
irrigate
v. To water, as land, by ditches or other artificial means.
clairvoyance
n. Intuitive sagacity or perception.
dexterity
n. Readiness, precision, efficiency, and ease in any physical activity or in any mechanical work.
prototype
n. A work, original in character, afterward imitated in form or spirit.
inquisition
n. A court or tribunal for examination and punishment of heretics.
contingency
n. Possibility of happening.
expository
adj. Pertaining to a formal presentation.
hirsute
adj. Having a hairy covering.
balsam
n. A medical preparation, aromatic and oily, used for healing.
secondary
adj. Less important or effective than that which is primary.
sapid
adj. Affecting the sense of taste.
intercede
v. To mediate between persons.
luminescence
n. Showing increase.
spurious
adj. Not genuine.
forgo
v. To deny oneself.
multiplicity
n. the condition of being manifold or very various.
exorbitance
n. Extravagance or enormity.
modulate
v. To vary in tone, inflection, pitch or other quality of sound.
maternal
adj. Pertaining or peculiar to a mother or to motherhood.
foolery
n. Folly.
futurist
n. A person of expectant temperament.
ladle
n. A cup-shaped vessel with a long handle, intended for dipping up and pouring liquids.
receptive
adj. Having the capacity, quality, or ability of receiving, as truths or impressions.
botanical
adj. Connected with the study or cultivation of plants.
essence
n. That which makes a thing to be what it is.
deference
n. Respectful submission or yielding, as to another's opinion, wishes, or judgment.
juicy
adj. Succulent.
passive
adj. Unresponsive.
noticeable
adj. Perceptible.
antispasmodic
adj. Tending to prevent or relieve non-inflammatory spasmodic affections.
tangency
n. The state of touching.
theocrasy
n. The mixed worship of polytheism.
vindicate
v. To prove true, right, or real.
subterfuge
n. Evasion.
exceed
v. To go beyond, as in measure, quality, value, action, power, skill, etc.
accompanist
n. One who or that which accompanies.
prefatory
adj. Pertaining to a brief explanation to the reader at the beginning of a book.
preordain
v. To foreordain.
counting-house
n. A house or office used for transacting business, bookkeeping, correspondence, etc.
overture
n. An instrumental prelude to an opera, oratorio, or ballet.
impalpable
adj. Imperceptible to the touch.
compliant
adj. Yielding.
censor
n. An official examiner of manuscripts empowered to prohibit their publication.
overlord
n. One who holds supremacy over another.
spontaneous
adj. Arising from inherent qualities or tendencies without external efficient cause.
philanthropy
n. Active humanitarianism.
dun
v. To make a demand or repeated demands on for payment.
pestilence
n. A raging epidemic.
distention
n. Expansion.
remodel
v. Reconstruct.
transition
n. Passage from one place, condition, or action to another.
digraph
n. A union of two characters representing a single sound.
autopsy
n. The examination of a dead body by dissection to ascertain the cause of death.
cursive
adj. Writing in which the letters are joined together.
plagiarism
n. The stealing of passages from the writings of another and publishing them as one's own.
inmost
adj. Deepest within.
absence
n. The fact of not being present or available.
consumption
n. Gradual destruction, as by burning, eating, etc., or by using up, wearing out, etc.
futile
adj. Of no avail or effect.
unbecoming
adj. Unsuited to the wearer, place, or surroundings.
indigenous
adj. Native.
panacea
n. A remedy or medicine proposed for or professing to cure all diseases.
hinder
v. To obstruct.
irrefrangible
adj. That can not be broken or violated.
misplace
v. To put into a wrong place.
auricular
adj. Of or pertaining to the ear, its auricle, or the sense of hearing.
overproduction
n. Excessive production.
acquaint
v. To make familiar or conversant.
decimal
adj. Founded on the number 10.
confectionery
n. The candy collectively that a confectioner makes or sells, as candy.
aristocracy
n. A hereditary nobility
wizen-faced
adj. Having a shriveled face.
vulnerable
adj. Capable of receiving injuries.
sapience
n. Deep wisdom or knowledge.
merciful
adj. Disposed to pity and forgive.
eulogize
v. To speak or write a laudation of a person's life or character.
esthetic
adj. Pertaining to beauty, taste, or the fine arts.
recognize
v. To recall the identity of (a person or thing).
equestrian
adj. Pertaining to horses or horsemanship.
superficial
adj. Knowing and understanding only the ordinary and the obvious.
absorption
n. The act or process of absorbing.
liberate
v. To set free or release from bondage.
surreptitious
adj. Clandestine.
mythology
n. The whole body of legends cherished by a race concerning gods and heroes.
abbess
n. The lady superior of a nunnery.
picayune
adj. Of small value.
folk-lore
n. The traditions, beliefs, and customs of the common people.
recrudescence
n. The state of becoming raw or sore again.
immersion
n. The act of plunging or dipping entirely under water or another fluid.
irreverent
adj. Showing or expressing a deficiency of veneration, especially for sacred things.
pyrotechnic
adj. Pertaining to fireworks or their manufacture.
aerostat
n. A balloon or other apparatus floating in or sustained by the air.
aghast
adj. Struck with terror and amazement.
moderation
n. Temperance.
inference
n. The derivation of a judgment from any given material of knowledge on the ground of law.
inebriate
v. To intoxicate.
maze
n. A labyrinth.
sarcasm
n. Cutting and reproachful language.
contemporaneous
adj. Living, occurring, or existing at the same time.
bilateral
adj. Two-sided.
automaton
n. Any living being whose actions are or appear to be involuntary or mechanical.
vertical
adj. Lying or directed perpendicularly to the horizon.
underrate
v. To undervalue.
flippant
adj. Having a light, pert, trifling disposition.
cognizant
adj. Taking notice.
folio
n. A sheet of paper folded once, or of a size adapted to folding once.
vindicative
adj. Revengeful.
proscription
n. Any act of condemnation and rejection from favor and privilege.
specious
adj. Plausible.
principal
adj. Most important.
halcyon
adj. Calm.
evert
v. To turn inside out.
antistrophe
n. The inversion of terms in successive classes, as in "the home of joy and the joy of home".
protege
n. One specially cared for and favored by another usually older person.
descendant
n. One who is descended lineally from another, as a child, grandchild, etc.
baleful
adj. Malignant.
monomania
n. The unreasonable pursuit of one idea.
entirety
n. A complete thing.
sidelong
adj. Inclining or tending to one side.
abscess
n. A Collection of pus in a cavity formed within some tissue of the body.
diacritical
adj. Marking a difference.
inhuman
adj. Savage.
upcast
n. A throwing upward.
temporize
v. To pursue a policy of delay.
invaluable
adj. Exceedingly precious.
duckling
n. A young duck.
irrepressible
adj. That can not be restrained or kept down.
hanger-on
n. A parasite.
deter
v. To frighten away.
defamation
n. Malicious and groundless injury done to the reputation or good name of another.
rebellious
adj. Insubordinate.
listless
adj. Inattentive.
hypnotize
v. To produce a somnambulistic state in which the mind readily acts on suggestions.
verily
adv. In truth.
infringe
v. To trespass upon.
deleterious
adj. Hurtful, morally or physically.
pious
adj. Religious.
coalescence
n. The act or process of coming together so as to form one body, combination, or product.
enlist
v. To enter voluntarily the military service by formal enrollment.
metropolis
n. A chief city, either the capital or the largest or most important city of a state.
cathode
n. The negative pole or electrode of a galvanic battery.
furbish
v. To restore brightness or beauty to.
distrust
n. Lack of confidence in the power, wisdom, or good intent of any person.
impassible
adj. Not moved or affected by feeling.
transfer
v. To convey, remove, or cause to pass from one person or place to another.
condense
v. To abridge.
kinsfolk
n. pl. Relatives.
minion
n. A servile favorite.
facial
adj. Pertaining to the face.
mystic
n. One who professes direct divine illumination, or relies upon meditation to acquire truth.
impugn
v. To assail with arguments, insinuations, or accusations.
pseudonymity
n. The state or character of using a fictitious name.
similitude
n. Similarity.
affect
v. To act upon
nihilist
n. An advocate of the doctrine that nothing either exists or can be known.
heathenish
adj. Irreligious.
accuse
v. To charge with wrong doing, misconduct, or error.
non-resident
adj. Not residing within a given jurisdiction.
wreak
v. To inflict, as a revenge or punishment.
condolence
n. Expression of sympathy with a person in pain, sorrow, or misfortune.
effeminacy
n. Womanishness.
symphonic
adj. Characterized by a harmonious or agreeable mingling of sounds.
craving
n. A vehement desire.
audition
n. The act or sensation of hearing.
askance
adv. With a side or indirect glance or meaning.
lattice
n. Openwork of metal or wood, formed by crossing or interlacing strips or bars.
benign
adj. Good and kind of heart.
hoodwink
v. To deceive.
hideous
adj. Appalling.
terse
adj. Pithy.
animalcule
n. An animal of microscopic smallness.
egoism
n. The theory that places man's chief good in the completeness of self.
Sol
n. The sun.
recollect
v. To recall the knowledge of.
delectable
adj. Delightful to the taste or to the senses.
maniac
n. a person raving with madness.
intellect
n. The faculty of perception or thought.
Americanism
n. A peculiar sense in which an English word or phrase is used in the United States.
soprano
n. A woman's or boy's voice of high range.
phenomenal
adj. Extraordinary or marvelous.
fretful
adj. Disposed to peevishness.
opprobrium
n. The state of being scornfully reproached or accused of evil.
accompaniment
n. A subordinate part or parts, enriching or supporting the leading part.
placate
v. To bring from a state of angry or hostile feeling to one of patience or friendliness.
resilience
n. The power of springing back to a former position
rejoin
v. To reunite after separation.
inexplicable
adj. Such as can not be made plain.
ascetic
adj. Given to severe self-denial and practicing excessive abstinence and devotion.
crucible
n. A trying and purifying test or agency.
akin
adj. Of similar nature or qualities.
Gordian knot
n. Any difficulty the only issue out of which is by bold or unusual manners.
promulgate
v. To proclaim.
invalid
n. One who is disabled by illness or injury.
check
v. To hold back.
transmissible
adj. That may e sent through or across.
blase
adj. Sated with pleasure.
selective
adj. Having the power of choice.
peerage
n. The nobility.
moribund
adj. On the point of dying.
impetus
n. Any impulse or incentive.
autobiography
n. The story of one's life written by himself.
stigma
n. A mark of infamy or token of disgrace attaching to a person as the result of evil-doing.
feminine
adj. Characteristic of woman or womankind.
embark
v. To make a beginning in some occupation or scheme.
intrinsic
adj. Inherent.
inversion
n. Change of order so that the first shall become last and the last first.
primer
n. An elementary reading-book for children.
misdeed
n. A wrong or improper act.
inaccessible
adj. Difficult of approach.
suffuse
v. To cover or fill the surface of.
vertex
n. Apex.
crockery
n. Earthenware made from baked clay.
wantonness
n. Recklessness.
supine
adj. Lying on the back.
sonorous
adj. Resonant.
luxuriate
v. To live sumptuously.
delusion
n. Mistaken conviction, especially when more or less enduring.
profession
n. Any calling or occupation involving special mental or other special disciplines.
reformer
n. One who carries out a reform.
distill
v. To extract or produce by vaporization and condensation.
succeed
v. To accomplish what is attempted or intended.
conjoin
v. To unite.
actuality
n. Any reality.
readily
adv. Without objection or reluctance.
witchcraft
n. Sorcery.
pulmonary
adj. Pertaining to the lungs.
lax
adj. Not stringent or energetic.
voluble
adj. Having great fluency in speaking.
enkindle
v. To set on fire.
confide
v. To reveal in trust or confidence.
enmity
n. Hatred.
defendant
n. A person against whom a suit is brought.
academic
adj. Of or pertaining to an academy, college, or university.
vaporizer
n. An atomizer.
provocation
n. An action or mode of conduct that excites resentment.
cataclysm
n. Any overwhelming flood of water.
vernal
adj. Belonging to or suggestive of the spring.
medicine
n. A substance possessing or reputed to possess curative or remedial properties.
officiate
v. To act as an officer or leader.
Arthurian
adj. Pertaining to King Arthur, the real or legendary hero of British poetic story.
forcible
adj. Violent.
pledgeor
n. One who gives a pledge.
simultaneous
adj. Occurring, done, or existing at the same time.
desist
v. To cease from action.
contradictory
adj. Inconsistent with itself.
phenomenon
n. Any unusual occurrence.
moccasin
n. A foot-covering made of soft leather or buckskin.
humiliate
v. To put to shame.
writing
n. The act or art of tracing or inscribing on a surface letters or ideographs.
tempter
n. An allurer or enticer to evil.
chasm
n. A yawning hollow, as in the earth's surface.
claimant
n. One who makes a claim or demand, as of right.
medial
adj. Of or pertaining to the middle.
conflagration
n. A great fire, as of many buildings, a forest, or the like.
protocol
n. A declaration or memorandum of agreement less solemn and formal than a treaty.
buttress
n. Any support or prop.
whereabouts
n. The place in or near which a person or thing is.
hybrid
adj. Cross-bred.
portend
v. To indicate as being about to happen, especially by previous signs.
diplomatist
n. One remarkable for tact and shrewd management.
reservoir
n. A receptacle where a quantity of some material, especially of a liquid or gas, may be kept.
sanguineous
adj. Consisting of blood.
psychotherapy
n. The treatment of mental disease.
disqualify
v. To debar.
principality
n. The territory of a reigning prince.
antiquate
v. To make old or out of date.
dastard
n. A base coward.
atheism
n. The denial of the existence of God.
decimate
v. To destroy a measurable or large proportion of.
Anglo-Saxon
n. The entire English race wherever found, as in Europe, the United States, or India.
anemometer
n. An instrument for measuring the force or velocity of wind.
meander
v. To wind and turn while proceeding in a course.
confront
v. To encounter, as difficulties or obstacles.
indicator
n. One who or that which points out.
purgatory
n. An intermediate state where souls are made fit for paradise or heaven by expiatory suffering.
intellectual
adj. Characterized by intelligence.
guzzle
v. To swallow greedily or hastily; gulp.
wholly
adv. Completely.
squabble
v. To quarrel.
collapsible
adj. That may or can collapse.
corrosive
n. That which causes gradual decay by crumbling or surface disintegration.
metaphysical
adj. Philosophical.
incoercible
adj. Incapable of being forced, constrained, or compelled.
deposition
n. Testimony legally taken on interrogatories and reduced to writing, for use as evidence in court.
elegy
n. A lyric poem lamenting the dead.
disfigure
v. To impair or injure the beauty, symmetry, or appearance of.
redoubtable
adj. Formidable.
disrupt
v. To burst or break asunder.
constituent
n. One who has the right to vote at an election.
mettlesome
adj. Having courage or spirit.
privity
n. Knowledge shared with another or others regarding a private matter.
paraphernalia
n. Miscellaneous articles of equipment or adornment.
cauterize
v. To burn or sear as with a heated iron.
dwindle
v. To diminish or become less.
tarnish
v. To lessen or destroy the luster of in any way.
misogyny
n. Hatred of women.
pauper
n. One without means of support.
despot
n. An absolute and irresponsible monarch.
allotment
n. Portion.
inaudible
adj. That can not be heard.
streamlet
n. Rivulet.
rustic
adj. Characteristic of dwelling in the country.
overstride
v. To step beyond.
metal
n. An element that forms a base by combining with oxygen, is usually hard, heavy, and lustrous.
pantoscope
n. A very wide-angled photographic lens.
transverse
adj. Lying or being across or in a crosswise direction.
invective
n. An utterance intended to cast censure, or reproach.
madden
v. To inflame with passion.
Pantheon
n. A circular temple at Rome with a fine Corinthian portico and a great domed roof.
translator
n. An interpreter.
drainage
n. The means of draining collectively, as a system of conduits, trenches, pipes, etc.
acme
n. The highest point, or summit.
polycracy
n. The rule of many.
accommodate
v. To furnish something as a kindness or favor.
obstreperous
adj. Boisterous.
ancestry
n. One's ancestors collectively.
Newtonian
adj. Of or pertaining to Sir Isaac Newton, the English philosopher.
subaquatic
adj. Being, formed, or operating under water.
obviate
v. To clear away or provide for, as an objection or difficulty.
dispel
v. To drive away by or as by scattering in different directions.
sensorium
n. The sensory apparatus.
restitution
n. Restoration of anything to the one to whom it properly belongs.
commingle
v. To blend.
legitimacy
n. Accordance with law.
ribald
adj. Indulging in or manifesting coarse indecency or obscenity.
retouch
v. To modify the details of.
glorious
adj. Of excellence and splendor.
advocacy
n. The act of pleading a cause.
fondle
v. To handle tenderly and lovingly.
wizen
v. To become or cause to become withered or dry.
furlough
n. A temporary absence of a soldier or sailor by permission of the commanding officer.
neo-Darwinsim
n. Darwinism as modified and extended by more recent students.
tacit
adj. Understood.
plumb
n. A weight suspended by a line to test the verticality of something.
hoard
v. To gather and store away for the sake of accumulation.
extremity
n. The utmost point, side, or border, or that farthest removed from a mean position.
prehensile
adj. Adapted for grasping or holding.
subservience
n. The quality, character, or condition of being servilely following another's behests.
invulnerable
adj. That can not be wounded or hurt.
mystification
n. The act of artfully perplexing.
peerless
adj. Of unequaled excellence or worth.
generality
n. The principal portion.
parse
v. To describe, as a sentence, by separating it into its elements and describing each word.
moat
n. A ditch on the outside of a fortress wall.
dearth
n. Scarcity, as of something customary, essential ,or desirable.
ludicrous
adj. Laughable.
persuade
v. To win the mind of by argument, eloquence, evidence, or reflection.
polyhedron
n. A solid bounded by plane faces, especially by more than four.
alley
n. A narrow street, garden path, walk, or the like.
proclamation
n. Any announcement made in a public manner.
botany
n. The science that treats of plants.
bulbous
adj. Of, or pertaining to, or like a bulb.
prurient
adj. Inclined to lascivious thoughts and desires.
apogee
n. The climax.
nevertheless
conj. Notwithstanding.
interrogatory
n. A question or inquiry.
perpetrator
n. The doer of a wrong or a criminal act.
reproof
n. An expression of disapproval or blame personally addressed to one censured.
boatswain
n. A subordinate officer of a vessel, who has general charge of the rigging, anchors, etc.
collier
n. One who works in a coal-mine.
wintry
adj. Lacking warmth of manner.
upheave
v. To raise or lift with effort.
languid
adj. Relaxed.
patriarch
n. The chief of a tribe or race who rules by paternal right.
undersell
v. To sell at a lower price than.
consecrate
v. To set apart as sacred.
hospitable
adj. Disposed to treat strangers or guests with generous kindness.
misapprehend
v. To misunderstand.
countryman
n. A rustic.
man-trap
n. A place or structure dangerous to human life.
avarice
n. Passion for getting and keeping riches.
acetic
adj. Of, pertaining to, or of the nature of vinegar.
impervious
adj. Impenetrable.
butte
n. A conspicuous hill, low mountain, or natural turret, generally isolated.
myth
n. A fictitious narrative presented as historical, but without any basis of fact.
bibulous
adj. Fond of drinking.
confer
v. To bestow.
narrator
n. One who narrates anything.
cosmic
adj. Pertaining to the universe.
repel
v. To force or keep back in a manner, physically or mentally.
sinister
adj. Evil.
dimly
adv. Obscurely.
biograph
n. A bibliographical sketch or notice.
pantheism
n. The worship of nature for itself or its beauty.
fabricate
v. To invent fancifully or falsely.
later
adv. At a subsequent time.
Scriptural
adj. Pertaining to, contained in, or warranted by the Holy Scriptures.
analyst
n. One who analyzes or makes use of the analytical method.
cosmogony
n. A doctrine of creation or of the origin of the universe.
sumptuous
adj. Rich and costly.
assay
n. The chemical analysis or testing of an alloy ore.
libel
n. Defamation.
excellent
adj. Possessing distinguished merit.
imbrue
v. To wet or moisten.
minority
n. The smaller in number of two portions into which a number or a group is divided.
virago
n. A bold, impudent, turbulent woman.
intrude
v. To come in without leave or license.
triennial
adj. Taking place every third year.
fuse
v. To unite or blend as by melting together.
patrician
adj. Of senatorial or noble rank.
pamphleteer
v. To compose or issue pamphlets, especially controversial ones.
globular
adj. Spherical.
irrefragable
adj. That can not be refuted or disproved.
genealogist
n. A tracer of pedigrees.
impoverish
v. To make indigent or poor.
variance
n. Change.
memorable
adj. Noteworthy.
amicable
adj. Done in a friendly spirit.
arbitrate
v. To act or give judgment as umpire.
tremendous
adj. Awe-inspiring.
deviate
v. To take a different course.
academy
n. Any institution where the higher branches of learning are taught.
demonstrate
v. To prove indubitably.
proxy
n. A person who is empowered by another to represent him or her in a given matter.
insight
n. Intellectual discernment.
chromatic
adj. Belonging, relating to, or abounding in color.
foreordain
v. To predetermine.
hemorrhoids
n. pl. Tumors composed of enlarged and thickened blood-vessels, at the lower end of the rectum.
poetic
adj. Pertaining to poetry.
glacier
n. A field or stream of ice.
unsettle
v. To put into confusion.
divertible
adj. Able to be turned from the accustomed course or a line of action already established.
discussion
n. Debate.
arrogant
adj. Unduly or excessively proud, as of wealth, station, learning, etc.
proportionate
adj. Being in proportion.
telephony
n. The art or process of communicating by telephone.
sensuous
adj. Having a warm appreciation of the beautiful or of the refinements of luxury.
superintendent
n. One who has the charge and direction of, especially of some work or movement.
prosaic
adj. Unimaginative.
irradiance
n. Luster.
regality
n. Royalty.
reprehensible
adj. Censurable.
reflectible
adj. Capable of being turned back.
lithograph
n. A print made by printing from stone.
machinist
n. One who makes or repairs machines, or uses metal-working tools.
magisterial
adj. Having an air of authority.
serviceable
adj. Durable.
mechanics
n. The branch of physics that treats the phenomena caused by the action of forces.
manumit
v. To set free from bondage.
rationalism
n. The formation of opinions by relying upon reason alone, independently of authority.
proceed
v. To renew motion or action, as after rest or interruption.
anthology
n. A collection of extracts from the writings of various authors.
philosophize
v. To seek ultimate causes and principles.
lodgment
n. The act of furnishing with temporary quarters.
radical
n. One who holds extreme views or advocates extreme measures.
engender
v. To produce.
lifelong
adj. Lasting or continuous through life.
appraise
v. To estimate the money value of.
canine
adj. Characteristic of a dog.
monopoly
n. The control of a thing, as a commodity, to enable a person to raise its price.
estimable
adj. Worthy of respect.
employer
n. One who uses or engages the services of other persons for pay.
outlast
v. To last longer than.
infuse
v. To instill, introduce, or inculcate, as principles or qualities.
oddity
n. An eccentricity.
intention
n. That upon which the mind is set.
syllable
n. That which is uttered in a single vocal impulse.
prescient
adj. Foreknowing.
tangent
adj. Touching.
transcend
v. To surpass.
ramify
v. To divide or subdivide into branches or subdivisions.
cabinet
n. The body of men constituting the official advisors of the executive head of a nation.
quackery
n. Charlatanry
quite
adv. Fully.
planisphere
n. A polar projection of the heavens on a chart.
correlate
v. To put in some relation of connection or correspondence.
inexpedient
adj. Unadvisable.
candid
adj. Straightforward.
qualification
n. A requisite for an employment, position, right, or privilege.
panegyric
n. A formal and elaborate eulogy, written or spoken, of a person or of an act.
canary
adj. Of a bright but delicate yellow.
inconsistent
adj. Contradictory.
minute
adj. Exceedingly small in extent or quantity.
vicissitude
n. A change, especially a complete change, of condition or circumstances, as of fortune.
incentive
n. That which moves the mind or inflames the passions.
depth
n. Deepness.
protector
n. A defender.
emporium
n. A bazaar or shop.
exigency
n. A critical period or condition.
repulsive
adj. Grossly offensive.
anonymous
adj. Of unknown authorship.
acrid
adj. Harshly pungent or bitter.
annex
v. To add or affix at the end.
redolence
n. Smelling sweet and agreeable.
reform
n. Change for the better.
antonym
n. A word directly opposed to another in meaning.
bale
n. A large package prepared for transportation or storage.
encompass
v. To encircle.
disenfranchise
v. To deprive of any right privilege or power
theism
n. Belief in God.
inlet
n. A small body of water leading into a larger.
opulent
adj. Wealthy.
conferee
n. A person with whom another confers.
preoccupation
n. The state of having the mind, attention, or inclination preoccupied.
venerable
adj. Meriting or commanding high esteem.
displace
v. To put out of the proper or accustomed place.
intercession
n. Entreaty in behalf of others.
pudgy
adj. Small and fat.
bolero
n. A Spanish dance, illustrative of the passion of love, accompanied by caste nets and singing.
allot
v. To assign a definite thing or part to a certain person.
photoelectric
adj. Pertaining to the combined action of light and electricity.
inexcusable
adj. Not to be justified.
corpulent
adj. Obese.
elusion
n. Evasion.
betimes
adv. In good season or time.
defalcate
v. To cut off or take away, as a part of something.
autocracy
n. Absolute government.
exasperate
v. To excite great anger in.
hypotenuse
n. The side of a right-angled triangle opposite the right angle.
vapid
adj. Having lost sparkling quality and flavor.
incontrovertible
adj. Indisputable.
embroil
v. To involve in dissension or strife.
semblance
n. Outward appearance.
perambulate
v. To walk about.
appease
v. To soothe by quieting anger or indignation.
liable
adj. Justly or legally responsible.
aroma
n. An agreeable odor.
remuneration
n. Compensation.
valediction
n. A bidding farewell.
nowadays
adv. In the present time or age.
impair
v. To cause to become less or worse.
abject
adj. Sunk to a low condition.
pertinent
adj. Relevant.
preparation
n. An act or proceeding designed to bring about some event.
profile
n. An outline or contour.
impure
adj. Tainted.
precarious
adj. Perilous.
knickknack
n. A small article, more for ornament that use.
physicist
n. A specialist in the science that treats of the phenomena associated with matter and energy.
accessible
adj. Approachable.
quartet
n. A composition for four voices or four instruments.
psychiatry
n. The branch of medicine that relates to mental disease.
denominator
n. Part of a fraction which expresses the number of equal parts into which the unit is divided.
pandemonium
n. A fiendish or riotous uproar.
invert
v. To turn inside out, upside down, or in opposite direction.
cat-o-nine-tails
n. An instrument consisting of nine pieces of cord, formerly used for flogging in the army and navy.
testament
n. A will.
elasticity
n. That property of matter by which a body tends to return to a former shape after being changed.
barcarole
n. A boat-song of Venetian gondoliers.
arboretum
n. A botanical garden or place devoted to the cultivation of trees or shrubs.
distinction
n. A note or designation of honor, officially recognizing superiority or success in studies.
possession
n. The having, holding, or detention of property in one's power or command.
adamant
n. Any substance of exceeding hardness or impenetrability.
impassive
adj. Unmoved by or not exhibiting feeling.
alternative
n. Something that may or must exist, be taken or chosen, or done instead of something else.
archaic
adj. Antiquated
metric
adj. Relating to measurement.
appall
v. To fill with dismay or horror.
umbrage
n. A sense of injury.
repentance
n. Sorrow for something done or left undone, with desire to make things right by undoing the wrong.
ambitious
adj. Eagerly desirous and aspiring.
successful
adj. Having reached a high degree of worldly prosperity.
doublet
n. One of a pair of like things.
disengage
v. To become detached.
furrier
n. A dealer in or maker of fur goods.
expense
n. The laying out or expending or money or other resources, as time or strength.
ingenuity
n. Cleverness in contriving, combining, or originating.
sorcery
n. Witchcraft.
treatise
n. An elaborate literary composition presenting a subject in all its parts.
disrobe
v. To unclothe.
antipodes
n. A place or region on the opposite side of the earth.
observant
adj. Quick to notice.
wherever
adv. In or at whatever place.
hysteria
n. A nervous affection occurring typically in paroxysms of laughing and crying.
beneficent
adj. Characterized by charity and kindness.
prima
adj. First.
kernel
n. A grain or seed.
patronize
v. To exercise an arrogant condescension toward.
bemoan
v. To lament
atrocity
n. Great cruelty or reckless wickedness.
myriad
n. A vast indefinite number.
ardor
n. Intensity of passion or affection.
variant
n. A thing that differs from another in form only, being the same in essence or substance.
lithe
adj. Supple.
morality
n. Virtue.
isolate
v. To separate from others of its kind.
neutral
adj. Belonging to or under control of neither of two contestants.
propagate
v. To spread abroad or from person to person.
refract
v. To bend or turn from a direct course.
vociferance
n. The quality of making a clamor.
carouse
v. To drink deeply and in boisterous or jovial manner.
datum
n. A premise, starting-point, or given fact.
detest
v. To dislike or hate with intensity.
prolix
adj. Verbose.
retrospect
n. A view or contemplation of something past.
remission
n. Temporary diminution of a disease.
discolor
v. To stain.
misinterpret
v. To misunderstand.
mien
n. The external appearance or manner of a person.
outburst
n. A violent issue, especially of passion in an individual.
nebula
n. A gaseous body of unorganized stellar substance.
awry adv. &
adj. Out of the proper form, direction, or position.
valid
adj. Founded on truth.
taxation
n. A levy, by government, of a fixed contribution.
self-respect
n. Rational self-esteem.
habitual
adj. According to usual practice.
modish
adj. Fashionable.
psychic
adj. Pertaining to the mind or soul.
indigent
adj. Poor.
conscript
v. To force into military service.
energetic
adj. Working vigorously.
frantic
adj. Frenzied.
dutiable
adj. Subject to a duty, especially a customs duty.
synopsis
n. A syllabus or summary.
insistent
adj. Urgent.
sanctimonious
adj. Making an ostentatious display or hypocritical pretense of holiness or piety.
mandatory
adj. Expressive of positive command, as distinguished from merely directory.
apostle
n. Any messenger commissioned by or as by divine authority.
casual
adj. Accidental, by chance.
percipient
n. One who or that which perceives.
position
n. The manner in which a thing is placed.
militia
n. Those citizens, collectively, who are enrolled and drilled in temporary military organizations.
clamorous
adj. Urgent in complaint or demand.
dissect
v. To cut apart or to pieces.
ampere
n. The practical unit of electric-current strength.
viceroy
n. A ruler acting with royal authority in place of the sovereign in a colony or province.
obesity
n. Excessive fatness.
inherent
adj. Intrinsic.
dolorous
adj. Expressing or causing sorrow or pain.
misanthropy
n. Hatred of mankind.
sergeant-major
n. The highest non-commissioned officer in a regiment.
reticence
n. The quality of habitually keeping silent or being reserved in utterance.
parallelism
n. Essential likeness.
propriety
n. Accordance with recognized usage, custom, or principles.
carcass
n. The dead body of an animal.
venom
n. The poisonous fluid that certain animals secrete.
tribune
n. Any champion of the rights and liberties of the people: often used as the name for a newspaper.
haggard
adj. Worn and gaunt in appearance.
mane
n. The long hair growing upon and about the neck of certain animals, as the horse and the lion.
grindstone
n. A flat circular stone, used for sharpening tools.
nucleus
n. A central point or part about which matter is aggregated.
antic
n. A grotesque, ludicrous, or fantastic action.
raptorial
adj. Seizing and devouring living prey.
bitterness
n. Acridity, as to the taste.
omission
n. Exclusion.
consecutive
adj. Following in uninterrupted succession.
nutriment
n. That which nourishes.
vacuous
adj. Empty.
fulminate
v. To cause to explode.
obdurate
adj. Impassive to feelings of humanity or pity.
procrastinate
v. To put off till tomorrow or till a future time.
hydrometer
n. An instrument for determining the density of solids and liquids by flotation.
conspire
v. To plot.
circumlocution
n. Indirect or roundabout expression.
proscenium
n. That part of the stage between the curtain and the orchestra.
abominate
v. To hate violently.
prodigious
adj. Immense.
devout
adj. Religious.
legislator
n. A lawgiver.
perfectible
adj. Capable of being made perfect.
coagulant
adj. Producing coagulation.
literacy
n. The state or condition of knowing how to read and write.
inwardly
adv. With no outward manifestation.
optometry
n. Measurement of the powers of vision.
operator
n. One who works with or controls some machine or scientific apparatus.
separable
adj. Capable of being disjoined or divided.
predecessor
n. An incumbent of a given office previous to another.
aspiration
n. An earnest wish for that which is above one's present reach.
injunction
n. Mandate.
hardihood
n. Foolish daring.
singe
v. To burn slightly or superficially.
eloquent
adj. Having the ability to express emotion or feeling in lofty and impassioned speech.
comprehension
n. Ability to know.
corrode
v. To ruin or destroy little by little.
abdomen
n. In mammals, the visceral cavity between the diaphragm and the pelvic floor; the belly.
obstruction
n. Hindrance.
acerbity
n. Sourness, with bitterness and astringency.
stanza
n. A group of rimed lines, usually forming one of a series of similar divisions in a poem.
ramose
adj. Branch-like.
earthenware
n. Anything made of clay and baked in a kiln or dried in the sun.
righteousness
n. Rectitude.
requisite
adj. Necessary.
original
adj. Not copied nor produced by imitation.
cosmetic
adj. Pertaining to the art of beautifying, especially the complexion.
altitude
n. Vertical distance or elevation above any point or base-level, as the sea.
contributor
n. One who gives or furnishes, in common with others, for a common purpose.
rectify
v. To correct.
meliorate
v. To make better or improve, as in quality or social or physical condition.
rotund
adj. Round from fullness or plumpness.
morphology
n. the science of organic forms.
inhibit
v. To hold back or in.
raucous
adj. Harsh.
bacterium
n. A microbe.
stallion
n. An uncastrated male horse, commonly one kept for breeding.
continuity
n. Uninterrupted connection in space, time, operation, or development.
antagonism
n. Mutual opposition or resistance of counteracting forces, principles, or persons.
inexhaustible
adj. So large or furnishing so great a supply as not to be emptied, wasted, or spent.
horde
n. A gathered multitude of human beings.
gourmand
n. A connoisseur in the delicacies of the table.
impecunious
adj. Having no money.
palatial
adj. Magnificent.
commute
v. To put something, especially something less severe, in place of.
inaccurate
adj. Not exactly according to the facts.
subjacent
adj. Situated directly underneath.
bedlam
n. Madhouse.
queue
n. A file of persons waiting in order of their arrival, as for admittance.
transfuse
v. To pour or cause to pass, as a fluid, from one vessel to another.
enthrone
v. To invest with sovereign power.
inefficient
adj. Not accomplishing an intended purpose.
polysyllable
adj. Having several syllables, especially more than three syllables.
fundamental
adj. Basal.
converge
v. To cause to incline and approach nearer together.
regent
n. One who is lawfully deputized to administer the government for the time being in the name of the ruler.
cant
v. To talk in a singsong, preaching tone with affected solemnity.
infirmity
n. A physical, mental, or moral weakness or flaw.
plenipotentiary
n. A person fully empowered to transact any business.
extradition
n. The surrender by a government of a person accused of crime to the justice of another government.
archangel
n. An angel of high rank.
nestle
v. To adjust cozily in snug quarters.
chateau
n. A castle or manor-house.
discord
n. Absence of harmoniousness.
caitiff
adj. Cowardly.
mutation
n. The act or process of change.
effeminate
adj. Having womanish traits or qualities.
obtrusive
adj. Tending to be pushed or to push oneself into undue prominence.
inconvenient
adj. Interfering with comfort or progress.
enact
v. To make into law, as by legislative act.
burgess
n. In colonial times, a member of the lower house of the legislature of Maryland or Virginia.
propellant
adj. Propelling.
entangle
v. To involve in difficulties, confusion, or complications.
ordeal
n. Anything that severely tests courage, strength, patience, conscience, etc.
resistless
adj. Powerless.
extrajudicial
adj. Happening out of court.
botanize
v. To study plant-life.
inadmissible
adj. Not to be approved, considered, or allowed, as testimony.
armful
n. As much as can be held in the arm or arms.
apposite
adj. Appropriate.
huckster
n. One who retails small wares.
Iliad
n. A Greek epic poem describing scenes from the siege of Troy.
foist
v. To palm off.
syllabic
adj. Consisting of that which is uttered in a single vocal impulse.
therefor
adv. For that or this.
sterling
adj. Genuine.
inventive
adj. Quick at contrivance.
influx
n. Infusion.
attest
v. To certify as accurate, genuine, or true.
complication
n. An intermingling or combination of things or parts, especially in a perplexing manner.
recitation
n. The act of reciting or repeating, especially in public and from memory.
urban
adj. Of, or pertaining to, or like a city.
depreciation
n. A lowering in value or an underrating in worth.
obsequious
adj. Showing a servile readiness to fall in with the wishes or will of another.
irksome
adj. Wearisome.
intromit
v. To insert.
expend
v. To spend.
prelacy
n. A system of church government.
adjunct
n. Something joined to or connected with another thing, but holding a subordinate place.
servitude
n. Slavery.
aborigines
n. The original of earliest known inhabitants of a country.
ingenuous
adj. Candid, frank, or open in character or quality.
ligament
n. That which binds objects together.
auriferous
adj. Containing gold.
anthropomorphous
adj. Having or resembling human form.
sonnet
n. A poem of fourteen decasyllabic or octosyllabiclines expressing two successive phrases.
parlor
n. A room for reception of callers or entertainment of guests.
demurrage
n. the detention of a vessel beyond the specified time of sailing.
alliance
n. Any combination or union for some common purpose.
encomium
n. A formal or discriminating expression of praise.
efface
v. To obliterate.
appertain
v. To belong, as by right, fitness, association, classification, possession, or natural relation.
feasible
adj. That may be done, performed, or effected; practicable.
benignity
n. Kindness of feeling, disposition, or manner.
judiciary
n. That department of government which administers the law relating to civil and criminal justice.
mongrel
n. The progeny resulting from the crossing of different breeds or varieties.
dilatory
adj. Tending to cause delay.
ordination
n. A consecration to the ministry.
gastric
adj. Of, pertaining to, or near the stomach.
paraphrase
v. Translate freely.
lurid
adj. Ghastly and sensational.
mirage
n. An optical effect looking like a sheet of water in the desert.
precedent
n. An instance that may serve as a guide or basis for a rule.
monolith
n. Any structure or sculpture in stone formed of a single piece.
transience
n. Something that is of short duration.
misrule
v. To misgovern.
engross
v. To occupy completely.
triplicity
n. The state of being triple or threefold.
resistant
adj. Offering or tending to produce resistance.
corporate
adj. Belonging to a corporation.
omnipotence
n. Unlimited and universal power.
theorize
v. To speculate.
anterior
adj. Prior.
animosity
n. Hatred.
effrontery
n. Unblushing impudence.
onslaught
n. A violent onset.
preemption
n. The right or act of purchasing before others.
preface
n. A brief explanation or address to the reader, at the beginning of a book.
ardent
adj. Burning with passion.
tirade
n. Harangue.
collide
v. To meet and strike violently.
allusion
n. An indirect and incidental reference to something without definite mention of it.
rightful
adj. Conformed to a just claim according to established laws or usage.
parable
n. A brief narrative founded on real scenes or events usually with a moral.
literature
n. The written or printed productions of the human mind collectively.
recognizance
n. An acknowledgment entered into before a court with condition to do some particular act.
chronology
n. The science that treats of computation of time or of investigation and arrangement of events.
bronchus
n. Either of the two subdivisions of the trachea conveying air into the lungs.
affectation
n. A studied or ostentatious pretense or attempt.
physique
n. The physical structure or organization of a person.
diversion
n. Pastime.
well-to-do
adj. In prosperous circumstances.
destitute
adj. Poverty-stricken.
aristocrat
n. A hereditary noble or one nearly connected with nobility.
confinement
n. Restriction within limits or boundaries.
variable
adj. Having a tendency to change.
arrear
n. Something overdue and unpaid.
leaven
v. To make light by fermentation, as dough.
convene
v. To summon or cause to assemble.
archaeology
n. The branch of anthropology concerned with the systematic investigation of the relics of man.
sentence
n. A related group of words containing a subject and a predicate and expressing a complete thought.
referable
adj. Ascribable.
dissertation
n. Thesis.
verbiage
n. Use of many words without necessity.
retroactive
adj. Operative on, affecting, or having reference to past events, transactions, responsibilities.
deplete
v. To reduce or lessen, as by use, exhaustion, or waste.
precaution
n. A provision made in advance for some possible emergency or danger.
receivable
adj. Capable of being or fit to be received - often money.
clandestine
adj. Surreptitious.
percolate
v. To filter.
pervious
adj. Admitting the entrance or passage of another substance.
emancipate
v. To release from bondage.
ferocious
adj. Of a wild, fierce, and savage nature.
matrimony
n. The union of a man and a woman in marriage.
paleontology
n. The branch of biology that treats of ancient life and fossil organisms.
excruciate
v. To inflict severe pain or agony upon.
gaseous
adj. Light and unsubstantial.
pennant
n. A small flag.
necromancer
n. One who practices the art of foretelling the future by means of communication with the dead.
submarine
adj. Existing, done, or operating beneath the surface of the sea.
aurora
n. A luminous phenomenon in the upper regions of the atmosphere.
bestrew
v. To sprinkle or cover with things strewn.
prevalence
n. Frequency.
caption
n. A heading, as of a chapter, section, document, etc.
cabal
n. A number of persons secretly united for effecting by intrigue some private purpose.
vocable
n. a word, especially one regarded in relation merely to its qualities of sound.
quarantine
n. The enforced isolation of any person or place infected with contagious disease.
adulterate
v. To make impure by the admixture of other or baser ingredients.
tapestry
n. A fabric to which a pattern is applied with a needle, designed for ornamental hangings.
morose
adj. Gloomy.
Antichrist
n. Any opponent or enemy of Christ, whether a person or a power.
sentinel
n. Any guard or watch stationed for protection.
effluvium
n. A noxious or ill-smelling exhalation from decaying or putrefying matter.
laxative
adj. Having power to open or loosen the bowels.
magistracy
n. The office or dignity of a magistrate.
posterior
n. The hinder part.
vigilance
n. Alert and intent mental watchfulness in guarding against danger.
affirmative
adj. Answering yes; to a question at issue.
sequacious
adj. Ready to be led.
disown
v. To refuse to acknowledge as one's own or as connected with oneself.
contrive
v. To manage or carry through by some device or scheme.
divest
v. To strip, specifically of clothes, ornaments, or accouterments or disinvestment.
liturgy
n. A ritual.
lucrative
adj. Highly profitable.
propaganda
n. Any institution or systematic scheme for propagating a doctrine or system.
intermittent
adj. A temporary discontinuance.
eccentricity
n. Idiosyncrasy.
covenant
n. An agreement entered into by two or more persons or parties.
autocrat
n. Any one who claims or wields unrestricted or undisputed authority or influence.
professor
n. A public teacher of the highest grade in a university or college.
vernacular
n. The language of one's country.
ponder
v. To meditate or reflect upon.
reaction
n. Tendency towards a former, or opposite state of things, as after reform, revolution, or inflation.
shriek
n. A sharp, shrill outcry or scream, caused by agony or terror.
quadrate
v. To divide into quarters.
liquefacient
adj. Possessing a liquefying nature or power.
matricide
n. The killing, especially the murdering, of one's mother.
navigate
v. To traverse by ship.
pedestal
n. A base or support as for a column, statue, or vase.
dominant
adj. Conspicuously prominent.
dissimilar
adj. Different.
continuance
n. Permanence.
amateur
adj. Practicing an art or occupation for the love of it, but not as a profession.
judicial
adj. Pertaining to the administration of justice.
siren
n. A sea-nymph, described by Homer as dwelling between the island of Circe and Scylla.
pentavalent
adj. Quinqeuvalent.
egotism
n. Self-conceit.
mite
n. A very small amount, portion, or particle.
oust
v. To eject.
predicament
n. A difficult, trying situation or plight.
cower
v. To crouch down tremblingly, as through fear or shame.
monogram
n. A character consisting of two or more letters interwoven into one, usually initials of a name.
adverse
adj. Opposing or opposed.
introductory
adj. Preliminary.
militant
adj. Of a warlike or combative disposition or tendency.
comparable
adj. Fit to be compared.
effulgence
n. Splendor.
suppressible
adj. Capable of being suppressed.
vacate
v. To leave.
relinquish
v. To give up using or having.
physiocracy
n. The doctrine that land and its products are the only true wealth.
educe
v. To draw out.
wretchedness
n. Extreme misery or unhappiness.
puissant
adj. Possessing strength.
deformity
n. A disfigurement.
marvel
v. To be astonished and perplexed because of (something).
dendrology
n. The natural history of trees.
landholder
n. Landowner.
denote
v. To designate by word or mark.
dissolve
v. To liquefy or soften, as by heat or moisture.
forswear
v. To renounce upon oath.
exodus
n. A going forth or departure from a place or country, especially of many people.
valedictory
n. A parting address.
reiterate
v. To say or do again and again.
persuadable
adj. capable of influencing to action by entreaty, statement, or anything that moves the feelings.
fragile
adj. Easily broken.
conducive
adj. Contributing to an end.
transferable
adj. Capable of being conveyed from one person or place to another.
colloquy
n. Conversation.
mealy-mouthed
adj. Afraid to express facts or opinions plainly.
defer
v. To delay or put off to some other time.
acrimonious
adj. Full of bitterness.
treble
adj. Multiplied by three.
ascension
n. The act of rising.
expressive
adj. Full of meaning.
free trade
n. Commerce unrestricted by tariff or customs.
frailty
n. Liability to be broken or destroyed.
reassure
v. To give new confidence.
credulous
adj. Easily deceived.
enamor
v. To inspire with ardent love.
premier
adj. First in rank or position.
warlike
adj. Belligerent.
infernal
adj. Akin to or befitting hell or its occupants.
extol
v. To praise in the highest terms.
topography
n. The art of representing on a map the physical features of any locality or region with accuracy.
operate
v. To put in action and supervise the working of.
bleak
adj. Desolate.
gentile
adj. Belonging to a people not Jewish.
ocular
adj. Of or pertaining to the eye.
extraneous
adj. Having no essential relation to a subject.
brigade
n. A body of troops consisting of two or more regiments.
fallow
n. Land broken up and left to become mellow or to rest.
concord
n. Harmony.
propeller
n. One who or that which propels.
mercenary
adj. Greedy
operative
adj. Active.
conservatory
n. An institution for instruction and training in music and declamation.
abduction
n. A carrying away of a person against his will, or illegally.
hypothesis
n. A proposition taken for granted as a premise from which to reach a conclusion.
syndicate
n. An association of individuals united for the prosecution of some enterprise.
thearchy
n. Government by a supreme deity.
quibble
n. An utterly trivial distinction or objection.
drought
n. Dry weather, especially when so long continued as to cause vegetation to wither.
mettle
n. Courage.
carrion
n. Dead and putrefying flesh.
dispensation
n. That which is bestowed on or appointed to one from a higher power.
overrun
v. To infest or ravage.
consignee
n. A person to whom goods or other property has been entrusted.
Sybarite
n. A luxurious person.
Narcissus
n. The son of the Athenian river-god Cephisus, fabled to have fallen in love with his reflection.
fallible
adj. Capable of erring.
obstetrician
n. A practitioner of midwifery.
consulate
n. The place in which a consul transacts official business.
coronation
n. The act or ceremony of crowning a monarch.
overthrow
v. To vanquish an established ruler or government.
diurnal
adj. Daily.
sibilate
v. To give a hissing sound to, as in pronouncing the letter s.
benevolent
adj. Loving others and actively desirous of their well-being.
sapiential
adj. Possessing wisdom.
divulgence
n. A divulging.
norm
n. A model.
sepulcher
n. A burial-place.
prolong
v. To extend in time or duration.
peccadillo
n. A small breach of propriety or principle.
insolence
n. Pride or haughtiness exhibited in contemptuous and overbearing treatment of others.
monocracy
n. Government by a single person.
creak
n. A sharp, harsh, squeaking sound.
choleric
adj. Easily provoked to anger.
postdate
v. To make the date of any writing later than the real date.
immigrate
v. To come into a country or region from a former habitat.
commission
v. To empower.
repugnant
adj. Offensive to taste and feeling.
reproduce
v. To make a copy of.
martial
adj. Pertaining to war or military operations.
magnanimous
adj. Generous in treating or judging others.
weal
n. Well-being.
irritant
n. A mechanical, chemical, or pathological agent of inflammation, pain, or tension.
mutiny
n. Rebellion against lawful or constituted authority.
inextensible
adj. Of unchangeable length or area.
intercept
v. To interrupt the course of.
linear
adj. Of the nature of a line.
forecast
v. To predict.
oration
n. An elaborate or formal public speech.
commitment
n. The act or process of entrusting or consigning for safe-keeping.
ration
v. To provide with a fixed allowance or portion, especially of food.
repudiate
v. To refuse to have anything to do with.
composure
n. Calmness.
orthodox
adj. Holding the commonly accepted faith.
magnitude
n. Importance.
braggart
n. A vain boaster.
impetuosity
n. Rashness.
mete
v. To apportion.
pyx
n. A vessel or casket, usually of precious metal, in which the host is preserved.
equitable
adj. Characterized by fairness.
masterpiece
n. A superior production.
illegible
adj. Undecipherable.
recreate
v. To refresh after labor.
dismount
v. To throw down, push off, or otherwise remove from a horse or the like.
verification
n. The act of proving to be true, exact, or accurate.
zephyr
n. Any soft, gentle wind.
classify
v. To arrange in a class or classes on the basis of observed resemblance's and differences.
rhetoric
n. The art of discourse.
bomb
n. A hollow projectile containing an explosive material.
cartilage
n. An elastic animal tissue of firm consistence.
Darwinism
n. The doctrine that natural selection has been the prime cause of evolution of higher forms.
misbehave
v. To behave ill.
separatist
n. A seceder.
interminable
adj. Having no limit or end.
cosmos
n. The world or universe considered as a system, perfect in order and arrangement.
fastidious
adj. Hard to please.
underman
v. To equip with less than the full complement of men.
protuberant
adj. Bulging.
pittance
n. Any small portion or meager allowance.
diversity
n. Dissimilitude.
exempt
adj. Free, clear, or released, as from some liability, or restriction affecting others.
aerial
adj. Of, pertaining to, or like the air.
continence
n. Self-restraint with respect to desires, appetites, and passion.
aberration
n. Deviation from a right, customary, or prescribed course.
egotist
n. One given to self-mention or who is constantly telling of his own views and experiences.
hawthorn
n. A thorny shrub much used in England for hedges.
hypocrite
n. One who makes false professions of his views or beliefs.
bustle
v. To hurry.
ridicule
n. Looks or acts expressing amused contempt.
magnate
n. A person of rank or importance.
coalition
n. Combination in a body or mass.
insular
adj. Pertaining to an island.
usage
n. Treatment.
invincible
adj. Not to be conquered, subdued, or overcome.
illusory
adj. Deceiving or tending to deceive, as by false appearance.
charlatan
n. A quack.
sanguine
adj. Having the color of blood.
socialism
n. A theory of civil polity that aims to secure the reconstruction of society.
digress
v. To turn aside from the main subject and for a time dwell on some incidental matter.
connoisseur
n. A critical judge of art, especially one with thorough knowledge and sound judgment of art.
ultimate
adj. Beyond which there is nothing else.
discursive
adj. Passing from one subject to another.
indiscernible
adj. Not perceptible.
surround
v. To encircle.
distort
v. To twist into an unnatural or irregular form.
mediocre
adj. Ordinary.
retrograde
v. To cause to deteriorate or to move backward.
optician
n. One who makes or deals in optical instruments or eye-glasses.
bric-a-brac
n. Objects of curiosity or for decoration.
illicit
adj. Unlawful.
sensitive
adj. Easily affected by outside operations or influences.
hydrous
adj. Watery.
parricide
n. The murder of a parent.
recur
v. To happen again or repeatedly, especially at regular intervals.
doe
n. The female of the deer.
loam
n. A non-coherent mixture of sand and clay.
participant
n. One having a share or part.
remonstrate
v. To present a verbal or written protest to those who have power to right or prevent a wrong.
sinus
n. An opening or cavity.
donee
n. A person to whom a donation is made.
notorious
adj. Unfavorably known to the general public.
feudalism
n. The feudal system.
taut
adj. Stretched tight.
parliament
n. A legislative body.
penetrable
adj. That may be pierced by physical, moral, or intellectual force.
peccant
adj. Guilty.
technicality
n. Something peculiar to a particular art, trade, or the like.
prodigy
n. A person or thing of very remarkable gifts or qualities.
prudential
adj. Proceeding or marked by caution.
quandary
n. A puzzling predicament.
succumb
v. To cease to resist.
redundant
adj. Constituting an excess.
votive
adj. Dedicated by a vow.
abrade
v. To wear away the surface or some part of by friction.
linguist
n. One who is acquainted with several languages.
brandish
v. To wave, shake, or flourish triumphantly or defiantly, as a sword or spear.
aforesaid
adj. Said in a preceding part or before.
service
n. Any work done for the benefit of another.
fete
n. A festival or feast.
coxswain
n. One who steers a rowboat, or one who has charge of a ship's boat and its crew under an officer.
abscond
v. To depart suddenly and secretly, as for the purpose of escaping arrest.
refringency
n. Power to refract.
solace
n. Comfort in grief, trouble, or calamity.
tolerance
n. Forbearance in judging of the acts or opinions of others.
impartial
adj. Unbiased.
scuttle
v. To sink (a ship) by making holes in the bottom.
fidelity
n. Loyalty.
unwise
adj. Foolish.
zenith
n. The culminating-point of prosperity, influence, or greatness.
polygon
n. A figure having many angles.
irate
adj. Moved to anger.
decameter
n. A length of ten meters.
transparent
adj. Easy to see through or understand.
nefarious
adj. Wicked in the extreme.
hazard
n. Risk.
incapacitate
v. To deprive of power, capacity, competency, or qualification.
light-hearted
adj. Free from care.
oscillate
v. To swing back and forth.
canto
n. One of the divisions of an extended poem.
disinherit
v. To deprive of an inheritance.
pungency
n. The quality of affecting the sense of smell.
pagan
n. A worshiper of false gods.
oral
adj. Uttered through the mouth.
tranquility
n. Calmness.
repository
n. A place in which goods are stored.
cornucopia
n. The horn of plenty, symbolizing peace and prosperity.
finality
n. The state or quality of being final or complete.
amorous
adj. Having a propensity for falling in love.
sacrilegious
adj. Impious.
steppe
n. One of the extensive plains in Russia and Siberia.
indescribable
adj. That can not be described.
cajole
v. To impose on or dupe by flattering speech.
unlawful
adj. Illegal.
synod
n. An ecclesiastical council.
polyarchy
n. Government by several or many persons of what- ever class.
proselyte
n. One who has been won over from one religious belief to another.
lackadaisical
adj. Listless.
workmanlike
adj. Like or befitting a skilled workman.
palsy
n. Paralysis.
peter
v. To fail or lose power, efficiency, or value.
chronometer
n. A portable timekeeper of the highest attainable precision.
abrupt
adj. Beginning, ending, or changing suddenly or with a break.
regimen
n. A systematized order or course of living with reference to food, clothing and personal habits.
diligence
n. Careful and persevering effort to accomplish what is undertaken.
forfeit
v. To lose possession of through failure to fulfill some obligation.
reciprocity
n. Equal mutual rights and benefits granted and enjoyed.
connubial
adj. Pertaining to marriage or matrimony.
moratorium
n. An emergency legislation authorizing a government suspend some action temporarily.
collision
n. Violent contact.
affiliate
n. Some auxiliary person or thing.
by-law
n. A rule or law adopted by an association, a corporation, or the like.
suppress
v. To prevent from being disclosed or punished.
permanent
adj. Durable.
tempt
v. To offer to (somebody) an inducement to do wrong.
ductile
adj. Capable of being drawn out, as into wire or a thread.
productive
adj. Yielding in abundance.
whereupon
adv. After which.
enfeeble
v. To debilitate.
domineer
v. To rule with insolence or unnecessary annoyance.
fishmonger
n. One who sells fish.
magnetize
v. To make a magnet of, permanently, or temporarily.
reminiscence
n. The calling to mind of incidents within the range of personal knowledge or experience.
cession
n. Surrender, as of possessions or rights.
infamous
adj. Publicly branded or notorious, as for vice, or crime.
probation
n. Any proceeding designed to ascertain or test character, qualification, or the like.
antemundane
adj. Pertaining to time before the world's creation.
lyre
n. One of the most ancient of stringed instruments of the harp class.
chastity
n. Sexual or moral purity.
primeval
adj. Belonging to the first ages.
pollute
v. To contaminate.
prefer
v. To hold in higher estimation.
pact
n. A covenant.
assassination
n. Murderer, as by secret assault or treachery.
vivify
v. To endue with life.
subjection
n. The act of bringing into a state of submission.
insentient
adj. Lacking the power of feeling or perceiving.
metaphysics
n. The principles of philosophy as applied to explain the methods of any particular science.
candor
n. The quality of frankness or outspokenness.
virtu
n. Rare, curious, or beautiful quality.
connive
v. To be in collusion.
philologist
n. An expert in linguistics.
defray
v. To make payment for.
bromine
n. A dark reddish-brown, non-metallic liquid element with a suffocating odor.
quarterly
adj. Occurring or made at intervals of three months.
euphonious
adj. Characterized by agreeableness of sound.
cosmography
n. The science that describes the universe, including astronomy, geography, and geology.
menace
n. A threat.
egoist
n. One who advocates or practices egoism.
tranquilize
v. To soothe.
induct
v. To bring in.
consignor
n. One who entrusts.
festal
adj. Joyous.
impregnate
v. To make pregnant.
sequester
v. To cause to withdraw or retire, as from society or public life.
secant
adj. Cutting, especially into two parts.
stationary
adj. Not moving.
pedagogy
n. The science and art of teaching
insistence
n. Urgency.
seethe
v. To be violently excited or agitated.
lingual
adj. Pertaining to the use of the tongue in utterance.
reactionary
adj. Pertaining to, of the nature of, causing, or favoring reaction.
perspicacity
n. Acuteness or discernment.
incombustible
adj. That can not be burned.
enigma
n. A riddle.
narrative
n. An orderly continuous account of the successive particulars of an event.
tipsy
adj. Befuddled with drinks.
numerical
adj. Of or pertaining to number.
portfolio
n. A portable case for holding writing-materials, drawings, etc.
surcharge
n. An additional amount charged.
perquisite
n. Any profit from service beyond the amount fixed as salary or wages.
abomination
n. A very detestable act or practice.
insulate
v. To place in a detached state or situation.
enthuse
v. To yield to or display intense and rapturous feeling.
degradation
n. Diminution, as of strength or magnitude.
rescind
v. To make void, as an act, by the enacting authority or a superior authority.
bibliomania
n. The passion for collecting books.
nominate
v. To designate as a candidate for any office.
blemish
n. A mark that mars beauty.
intricate
adj. Difficult to follow or understand.
conformation
n. General structure, form, or outline.
dialogue
n. A formal conversation in which two or more take part.
imperious
adj. Insisting on obedience.
pendulous
adj. Hanging, especially so as to swing by an attached end or part.
inflammable
adj. Easily set on fire or excited.
capacious
adj. Roomy.
supposition
n. Conjecture.
subterranean
adj. Situated or occurring below the surface of the earth.
perusal
n. The act of reading carefully or thoughtfully.
idealize
v. To make to conform to some mental or imaginary standard.
forth
adv. Into notice or view.
quietus
n. A silencing, suppressing, or ending.
countervail
v. To offset.
conservatism
n. Tendency to adhere to the existing order of things.
epiphany
n. Any appearance or bodily manifestation of a deity.
embargo
n. Authoritative stoppage of foreign commerce or of any special trade.
winsome
adj. Attractive.
gratify
v. To please, as by satisfying a physical or mental desire or need.
homologous
adj. Identical in nature, make-up, or relation.
inhospitable
adj. Not disposed to entertain strangers gratuitously.
recline
v. To cause to assume a leaning or recumbent attitude or position.
sequence
n. The order in which a number or persons, things, or events follow one another in space or time.
resistive
adj. Having or exercising the power of resistance.
adherent
adj. Clinging or sticking fast.
inert
adj. Inanimate.
frivolity
n. A trifling act, thought, saying, or practice.
needy
adj. Being in need, want, or poverty.
interlocutor
n. One who takes part in a conversation or oral discussion.
objective
adj. Grasping and representing facts as they are.
stiletto
n. A small dagger.
extensor
n. A muscle that causes extension.
episode
n. An incident or story in a literary work, separable from yet growing out of it.
immune
adj. Exempt, as from disease.
glimmer
n. A faint, wavering, unsteady light.
capillary
n. A minute vessel having walls composed of a single layer of cells.
biped
n. An animal having two feet.
oblique
adj. Slanting; said of lines.
mantel
n. The facing, sometimes richly ornamented, about a fireplace, including the usual shelf above it.
Quixotic
adj. Chivalrous or romantic to a ridiculous or extravagant degree.
expedite
v. To hasten the movement or progress of.
congenial
adj. Having kindred character or tastes.
mnemonics
n. A system of principles and formulas designed to assist the recollection in certain instances.
collusion
n. A secret agreement for a wrongful purpose.
cohesive
adj. Having the property of consistency.
paronymous
adj. Derived from the same root or primitive word.
diagnose
v. To distinguish, as a disease, by its characteristic phenomena.
poignancy
n. Severity or acuteness, especially of pain or grief.
saponaceous
adj. Having the nature or quality of soap.
uproarious
adj. Noisy.
verdant
adj. Green with vegetation.
reclaim
v. To demand or to obtain the return or restoration of.
miscount
v. To make a mistake in counting.
rookery
n. A place where crows congregate to breed.
chiffon
n. A very thin gauze used for trimmings, evening dress, etc.
treacherous
adj. Perfidious.
illiberal
adj. Stingy.
quay
n. A wharf or artificial landing-place on the shore of a harbor or projecting into it.
justification
n. Vindication.
emblem
n. A symbol.
rigor
n. Inflexibility.
assailant
n. One who attacks.
philander
v. To play at courtship with a woman.
cardinal
adj. Of prime or special importance.
replica
n. A duplicate executed by the artist himself, and regarded, equally with the first, as an original.
reprehension
n. Expression of blame.
noisy
adj. Clamorous.
veneer
n. Outside show or elegance.
consternation
n. Panic.
pavilion
n. An open structure for temporary shelter.
unbearable
adj. Unendurable.
emphasize
v. To articulate or enunciate with special impressiveness upon a word, or a group of words.
pseudonym
n. A fictitious name, especially when assumed by a writer.
dissentious
adj. Contentious.
plea
n. An argument to obtain some desired action.
supercilious
adj. Exhibiting haughty and careless contempt.
avidity
n. Greediness.
scoundrel
n. A man without principle.
quintet
n. Musical composition arranged for five voices or instruments.
exorcise
v. To cast or drive out by religious or magical means.
vivisection
n. The dissection of a living animal.
lactic
adj. Pertaining to milk.
succinct
adj. Concise.
buffoon
n. A clown.
disconsolate
adj. Grief-stricken.
aldermanship
n. The dignity, condition, office, or term of office of an alderman.
appellate
adj. Capable of being appealed to.
secrecy
n. Concealment.
ruminate
v. To chew over again, as food previously swallowed and regurgitated.
chaos
n. Any condition of which the elements or parts are in utter disorder and confusion.
orthopedic
adj. Relating to the correcting or preventing of deformity
venal
adj. Mercenary, corrupt.
evangelical
adj. Seeking the conversion of sinners.
kimono
n. A loose robe, fastening with a sash, the principal outer garment in Japan.
beck
v. To give a signal to, by nod or gesture.
specialty
n. An employment limited to one particular line of work.
synonym
n. A word having the same or almost the same meaning as some other.
biennial
n. A plant that produces leaves and roots the first year and flowers and fruit the second.
vitalize
v. To endow with life or energy.
superannuate
v. To become deteriorated or incapacitated by long service.
disquiet
v. To deprive of peace or tranquillity.
extort
v. To obtain by violence, threats, compulsion, or the subjection of another to some necessity.
monotone
n. The sameness or monotony of utterance.
astringent
adj. Harsh in disposition or character.
Bowdlerize
v. To expurgate in editing (a literary composition) by omitting words or passages.
wean
v. To transfer (the young) from dependence on mother's milk to another form of nourishment.
isle
n. An island.
iniquity
n. Gross wrong or injustice.
liking
n. Fondness.
overpay
v. To pay or reward in excess.
intolerant
adj. Bigoted.
monogamy
n. The habit of pairing, or having but one mate.
noiseless
adj. Silent.
emit
v. To send or give out.
missal
n. The book containing the service for the celebration of mass.
eclipse
n. The obstruction of a heavenly body by its entering into the shadow of another body.
vertigo
n. Dizziness.
timorous
adj. Lacking courage.
bole
n. The trunk or body of a tree.
invoke
v. To call on for assistance or protection.
miscreant
n. A villain.
insufficiency
n. Inadequacy.
flag-officer
n. The captain of a flag-ship.
bibliography
n. A list of the words of an author, or the literature bearing on a particular subject.
beneficiary
n. One who is lawfully entitled to the profits and proceeds of an estate or property.
condescend
v. To come down voluntarily to equal terms with inferiors.
dehydrate
v. To deprive of water.
statistician
n. One who is skilled in collecting and tabulating numerical facts.
efficiency
n. The state of possessing adequate skill or knowledge for the performance of a duty.
amputate
v. To remove by cutting, as a limb or some portion of the body.
adjuration
n. A vehement appeal.
maintenance
n. That which supports or sustains.
transference
n. The act of conveying from one person or place to another.
alteration
n. Change or modification.
contusion
n. A bruise.
bulrush
n. Any one of various tall rush-like plants growing in damp ground or water.
despite
prep. In spite of.
guise
n. The external appearance as produced by garb or costume.
joust
v. To engage in a tilt with lances on horseback.
speculate
v. To pursue inquiries and form conjectures.
fallacy
n. Any unsound or delusive mode of reasoning, or anything based on such reasoning.
conjugate
adj. Joined together in pairs.
generic
adj. Noting a genus or kind; opposed to specific.
divagation
n. Digression.
perfidy
n. Treachery.
monsieur
n. A French title of respect, equivalent to Mr. and sir.
migrate
v. To remove or pass from one country, region, or habitat to another.
systematic
adj. Methodical.
fervid
adj. Intense.
foot-note
n. A note of explanation or comment at the foot of a page or column.
evolution
n. Development or growth.
addle
v. To make inefficient or worthless; muddle.
inverse
adj. Contrary in tendency or direction.
mellifluous
adj. Sweetly or smoothly flowing.
surveyor
n. A land-measurer.
liege
adj. Sovereign.
stupor
n. Profound lethargy.
rabid
adj. Affected with rabies or hydrophobia.
prosody
n. The science of poetical forms.
partisan
adj. Characterized by or exhibiting undue or unreasoning devotion to a party.
depositor
n. One who makes a deposit, or has an amount deposited.
apathy
n. Insensibility to emotion or passionate feeling.
unyoke
v. To separate.
icily
adv. Frigidly.
negligee
n. A loose gown worn by women.
inveterate
adj. Habitual.
microscopic
adj. Adapted to or characterized by minute observation.
limitation
n. A restriction.
homogeneous
adj. Made up of similar parts or elements.
orgies
n. Wild or wanton revelry.
subtend
v. To extend opposite to.
gullible
adj. Credulous.
disconnect
v. To undo or dissolve the connection or association of.
garrote
v. To execute by strangling.
preclude
v. To prevent.
anxious
adj. Distressed in mind respecting some uncertain matter.
inceptive
adj. Beginning.
effect
n. A consequence.
irritancy
n. The quality of producing vexation.
waif
n. A homeless, neglected wanderer.
deride
v. To ridicule.
presage
v. To foretell.
counterbalance
v. To oppose with an equal force.
left-handed
adj. Using the left hand or arm more dexterously than the right.
proverb
n. A brief, pithy saying, condensing in witty or striking form the wisdom of experience.
legging
n. A covering for the leg.
undercharge
v. To make an inadequate charge for.
investor
n. One who invests money.
truculent
adj. Having the character or the spirit of a savage.
furtive
adj. Stealthy or sly, like the actions of a thief.
fulcrum
n. The support on or against which a lever rests, or the point about which it turns.
penultimate
adj. A syllable or member of a series that is last but one.
insipid
adj. Tasteless.
dejection
n. Melancholy.
bass
adj. Low in tone or compass.
satirize
v. To treat with sarcasm or derisive wit.
recapture
v. To capture again.
retract
v. To recall or take back (something that one has said).
intermediate
adj. Being in a middle place or degree or between extremes.
sophism
n. A false argument understood to be such by the reasoner himself and intentionally used to deceive
docket
n. The registry of judgments of a court.
possessor
n. One who owns, enjoys, or controls anything, as property.
wrest
v. To pull or force away by or as by violent twisting or wringing.
prescription
n. An authoritative direction.
ingenious
adj. Evincing skill, originality, or cleverness, as in contrivance or arrangement.
excretion
n. The getting rid of waste matter.
instant
n. A very brief portion of time.
conspicuous
adj. Clearly visible.
pentagon
n. A figure, especially, with five angles and five sides.
panoply
n. A full set of armor.
sentient
adj. Possessing the power of sense or sense-perception.
plebeian
adj. Common.
trio
n. Three things grouped or associated together.
precedence
n. Priority in place, time, or rank.
interlude
n. An action or event considered as coming between others of greater length.
buffoonery
n. Low drollery, coarse jokes, etc.
purveyor
n. one who supplies
indelible
adj. That can not be blotted out, effaced, destroyed, or removed.
technic
adj. Technical.
pioneer
n. One among the first to explore a country.
determination
n. The act of deciding.
corollary
n. A proposition following so obviously from another that it requires little demonstration.
fitful
adj. Spasmodic.
neophyte
adj. Having the character of a beginner.
ascent
n. A rising, soaring, or climbing.
defensible
adj. Capable of being maintained or justified.
homophone
n. A word agreeing in sound with but different in meaning from another.
technique
n. Manner of performance.
incompatible
adj. Discordant.
discover
v. To get first sight or knowledge of, as something previously unknown or unperceived.
acetate
n. A salt of acetic acid.
Baconian
adj. Of or pertaining to Lord Bacon or his system of philosophy.
crustaceous
adj. Having a crust-like shell.
moralize
v. To render virtuous.
inedible
adj. Not good for food.
unlimited
adj. Unconstrained.
inception
n. The beginning.
cipher
v. To calculate arithmetically. (also a noun meaning zero or nothing)
affable
adj. Easy to approach.
divisible
adj. Capable of being separated into parts.
despotism
n. Any severe and strict rule in which the judgment of the governed has little or no part.
endanger
v. To expose to peril.
entail
v. To involve; necessitate.
reducible
adj. That may be reduced.
gratuity
n. That which is given without demand or claim. Tip.
corrosion
n. Gradual decay by crumbling or surface disintegration.
venous
adj. Of, pertaining to, or contained or carried in a vein or veins.
readjust
v. To put in order after disarrangement.
heifer
n. A young cow.
undermine
v. To subvert in an underhand way.
obnoxious
adj. Detestable.
sophistical
adj. Fallacious.
genital
adj. Of or pertaining to the animal reproductive organs.
insatiable
adj. That desires or craves immoderately or unappeasably.
tutelage
n. The act of training or the state of being under instruction.
fetus
n. The young in the womb or in the egg.
influential
adj. Having the power to sway the will of another.
expostulate
v. To discuss.
forbearance
n. Patient endurance or toleration of offenses.
infest
v. To be present in such numbers as to be a source of annoyance, trouble, or danger.
verbatim
adv. Word for word.
conjugal
adj. Pertaining to marriage, marital rights, or married persons.
amphibious
adj. Living both on land and in water.
quiescent
adj. Being in a state of repose or inaction.
melodrama
n. A drama with a romantic story or plot and sensational situation and incidents.
dissipate
v. To disperse or disappear.
intoxicant
n. Anything that unduly exhilarates or excites.
herbivorous
adj. Feeding on herbs or other vegetable matter, as animals.
irresponsible
adj. Careless of or unable to meet responsibilities.
mausoleum
n. A tomb of more than ordinary size or architectural pretensions.
Briticism
n. A word, idiom, or phrase characteristic of Great Britain or the British.
neology
n. The coining or using of new words or new meanings of words.
freethinker
n. One who rejects authority or inspiration in religion.
complex
adj. Complicated.
habitude
n. Customary relation or association.
illogical
adj. Contrary to the rules of sound thought.
ichthyic
adj. Fish-like.
diplomacy
n. Tact, shrewdness, or skill in conducting any kind of negotiations or in social matters.
polyglot
adj. Speaking several tongues.
recapitulate
v. To repeat again the principal points of.
mentality
n. Intellectuality.
obliterate
v. To cause to disappear.
account
n. A record or statement of receipts and expenditures, or of business transactions.
physiography
n. Description of nature.
disapprove
v. To regard with blame.
complicate
v. To make complex, difficult, or hard to deal with.
ravenous
adj. Furiously voracious or hungry.
abscission
n. The act of cutting off, as in a surgical operation.
recede
v. To move back or away.
muddle
v. To confuse or becloud, especially with or as with drink.
aloof
adv. Not in sympathy with or desiring to associate with others.
distend
v. To stretch out or expand in every direction.
mistrust
v. To regard with suspicion or jealousy.
unanimity
n. The state or quality of being of one mind.
distemper
n. A disease or malady.
determinate
adj. Definitely limited or fixed.
autarchy
n. Unrestricted power.
disarm
v. To deprive of weapons.
evoke
v. To call or summon forth.
assuage
v. To cause to be less harsh, violent, or severe, as excitement, appetite, pain, or disease.
outlandish
adj. Of barbarous, uncouth, and unfamiliar aspect or action.
heartrending
adj. Very depressing.
emerge
v. To come into view or into existence.
expediency
n. Fitness to meet the requirements of a particular case.
neopaganism
n. A new or revived paganism.
contrite
adj. Broken in spirit because of a sense of sin.
wiry
adj. Thin, but tough and sinewy.
marine
adj. Of or pertaining to the sea or matters connected with the sea.
plaudit
n. An expression of applause.
competitor
n. A rival.
laggard
adj. Falling behind.
waistcoat
n. A vest.
critique
n. A criticism or critical review.
testimonial
n. A formal token of regard, often presented in public.
aye
adv. An expression of assent.
anatomy
n. That branch of morphology which treats of the structure of organisms.
finite
adj. Limited.
ultimatum
n. A final statement or proposal, as concerning terms or conditions.
iota
n. A small or insignificant mark or part.
aggrandize
v. To cause to appear greatly.
providential
adj. Effected by divine guidance.
rendezvous
n. A prearranged place of meeting.
habitable
adj. Fit to be dwelt in.
alternate
n. One chosen to act in place of another, in case of the absence or incapacity of that other.
battalion
n. A body of infantry composed of two or more companies, forming a part of a regiment.
denominate
v. To give a name or epithet to.
regiment
n. A body of soldiers.
lovable
adj. Amiable.
ignominious
adj. Shameful.
indivisible
adj. Not separable into parts.
perhaps
adv. Possibly.
epitome
n. A simplified representation.
excellency
n. A title of honor bestowed upon various high officials.
confederacy
n. A number of states or persons in compact or league with each other, as for mutual aid.
flection
n. The act of bending.
spheroid
n. A body having nearly the form of a sphere.
eventual
adj. Ultimate.
antidote
n. Anything that will counteract or remove the effects of poison, disease, or the like.
recover
v. To regain.
trammel
n. An impediment.
souvenir
n. A token of remembrance.
festive
adj. Merry.
courser
n. A fleet and spirited horse.
heretic
n. One who holds opinions contrary to the recognized standards or tenets of any philosophy.
gibe
v. To utter taunts or reproaches.
cataract
n. Opacity of the lens of the eye resulting in complete or partial blindness.
privy
adj. Participating with another or others in the knowledge of a secret transaction.
impermissible
adj. Not permissible.
surmise
v. To conjecture.
broach
v. To mention, for the first time.
subconscious
adj. Being or occurring in the mind, but without attendant consciousness or conscious perception.
sinuosity
n. The quality of curving in and out.
denouement
n. That part of a play or story in which the mystery is cleared up.
ashen
adj. Pale.
Elizabethan
adj. Relating to Elizabeth, queen of England, or to her era.
dedication
n. The voluntary consecration or relinquishment of something to an end or cause.
physics
n. The science that treats of the phenomena associated with matter and energy.
livid
adj. Black-and-blue, as contused flesh.
exhaustible
adj. Causing or tending to cause exhaustion.
nonpareil
n. One who or that which is of unequaled excellence.
barometer
n. An instrument for indicating the atmospheric pressure per unit of surface.
fraudulent
adj. Counterfeit.
lethargy
n. Prolonged sluggishness of body or mind.
replenish
v. To fill again, as something that has been emptied.
frizz
v. To give a crinkled, fluffy appearance to.
quintessence
n. The most essential part of anything.
explosion
n. A sudden and violent outbreak.
divinity
n. The quality or character of being godlike.
caprice
n. A whim.
specimen
n. One of a class of persons or things regarded as representative of the class.
toleration
n. A spirit of charitable leniency.
deceit
n. Falsehood.
intimidate
v. To cause to become frightened.
stanchion
n. A vertical bar, or a pair of bars, used to confine cattle in a stall.
rotate
v. To cause to turn on or as on its axis, as a wheel.
ado
n. unnecessary activity or ceremony.
constellation
n. An arbitrary assemblage or group of stars.
acid
n. A sour substance.
hypnotic
adj. Tending to produce sleep.
lave
v. To wash or bathe.
persiflage
n. Banter.
offshoot
n. Something that branches off from the parent stock.
cognate
adj. Akin.
landscape
n. A rural view, especially one of picturesque effect, as seen from a distance or an elevation.
allude
v. To refer incidentally, or by suggestion.
typify
v. To serve as a characteristic example of.
irradiate
v. To render clear and intelligible.
alacrity
n. Cheerful willingness.
pleasant
adj. Agreeable.
poesy
n. Poetry.
interposition
n. A coming between.
close-hauled
adj. Having the sails set for sailing as close to the wind as possible.
impersonal
adj. Not relating to a particular person or thing.
scholarly
adj. Characteristic of an erudite person.
flagrant
adj. Openly scandalous.
fealty
n. Loyalty.
incongruous
adj. Unsuitable for the time, place, or occasion.
encore
n. The call for a repetition, as of some part of a play or performance.
technology
n. The knowledge relating to industries and manufactures.
plurality
n. A majority.
et cetera
Latin. And so forth.
accomplish
v. To bring to pass.
exorbitant
adj. Going beyond usual and proper limits.
corroborate
v. To strengthen, as proof or conviction.
intoxicate
v. To make drunk.
inchmeal
adv. Piecemeal.
irrigant
adj. Serving to water lands by artificial means.
reflection
n. The throwing off or back of light, heat, sound, or any form of energy that travels in waves.
incomprehensible
adj. Not understandable.
salutatory
n. The opening oration at the commencement in American colleges.
preponderant
adj. Prevalent.
periodicity
n. The habit or characteristic of recurrence at regular intervals.
inadvisable
adj. Unadvisable.
edible
adj. Suitable to be eaten.
rendition
n. Interpretation.
begrudge
v. To envy one of the possession of.
exemplary
adj. Fitted to serve as a model or example worthy of imitation.
well-doer
n. A performer of moral and social duties.
catastrophe
n. Any great and sudden misfortune or calamity.
pommel
v. To beat with something thick or bulky.
consonant
adj. Being in agreement or harmony with.
sacrificial
adj. Offering or offered as an atonement for sin.
annuity
n. An annual allowance, payment, or income.
indulgence
n. The yielding to inclination, passion, desire, or propensity in oneself or another.
superfluity
n. That part of anything that is in excess of what is needed.
theologian
n. A professor of divinity.
latent
adj. Dormant.
realism
n. The principle and practice of depicting persons and scenes as they are believed really to exist.
peaceful
adj. Tranquil.
encyclical
adj. Intended for general circulation.
deface
v. To mar or disfigure the face or external surface of.
oblong
adj. Longer than broad: applied most commonly to rectangular objects considerably elongated
concede
v. To surrender.
necropolis
n. A city of the dead.
deceive
v. To mislead by or as by falsehood.
competence
n. Adequate qualification or capacity.
missile
n. Any object, especially a weapon, thrown or intended to be thrown.
domesticity
n. Life in or fondness for one's home and family.
correlative
adj. Mutually involving or implying one another.
occurrence
n. A happening.
icon
n. An image or likeness.
rankle
v. To produce irritation or festering.
paralysis
n. Loss of the power of contractility in the voluntary or involuntary muscles.
priory
n. A monastic house.
wile
n. An act or a means of cunning deception.
tantalize
v. To tease.
luxuriance
n. Excessive or superfluous growth or quantity.
brimstone
n. Sulfur.
rife
adj. Abundant.
hindrance
n. An obstacle.
paroxysm
n. A sudden outburst of any kind of activity.
airy
adj. Delicate, ethereal.
adjacency
n. The state of being adjacent.
vituperable
adj. Deserving of censure.
genealogy
n. A list, in the order of succession, of ancestors and their descendants.
substantive
adj. Solid.
prudence
n. Caution.
illimitable
adj. Boundless.
metaphor
n. A figure of speech in which one object is likened to another, by speaking as if the other.
course
n. Line of motion or direction.
superintendence
n. Direction and management.
instigator
n. One who incites to evil.
pallid
adj. Of a pale or wan appearance.
ravine
n. A deep gorge or hollow, especially one worn by a stream or flow of water.
bungle
v. To execute clumsily.
sluggard
n. A person habitually lazy or idle.
assent
v. To express agreement with a statement or matter of opinion.
disyllable
n. A word of two syllables.
sibilant
adj. Made with a hissing sound.
significance
n. Importance.
suasion
n. The act of persuading.
assets
n. pl. Property in general, regarded as applicable to the payment of debts.
countercharge
v. To accuse in return.
interim
n. Time between acts or periods.
alabaster
n. A white or delicately tinted fine-grained gypsum.
parentage
n. The relation of parent to child, of the producer to the produced, or of cause to effect.
parallel
v. To cause to correspond or lie in the same direction and equidistant in all parts.
profiteer
n. One who profits.
playful
adj. Frolicsome.
conservative
adj. Adhering to the existing order of things.
bawl
v. To proclaim by outcry.
manufacturer
n. A person engaged in manufacturing as a business.
eccentric
adj. Peculiar.
arrogate
v. To take, demand, or claim, especially presumptuously or without reasons or grounds.
matinee
n. An entertainment (especially theatrical) held in the daytime.
pollen
n. The fine dust-like grains or powder formed within the anther of a flowering plant.
befriend
v. To be a friend to, especially when in need.
ostentation
n. A display dictated by vanity and intended to invite applause or flattery.
preamble
n. A statement introductory to and explanatory of what follows.
calumny
n. Slander.
ichthyology
n. The branch of zoology that treats of fishes.
satiric
adj. Resembling poetry, in which vice, incapacity ,or corruption is held up to ridicule.
bedaub
v. To smear over, as with something oily or sticky.
absurd
adj. Inconsistent with reason or common sense.
grisly
adj. Fear-inspiring.
belle
n. A woman who is a center of attraction because of her beauty, accomplishments, etc.
commotion
n. A disturbance or violent agitation.
infallible
adj. Exempt from error of judgment, as in opinion or statement.
abbey
n. The group of buildings which collectively form the dwelling-place of a society of monks or nuns.
clumsy
adj. Awkward of movement.
macadamize
v. To cover or pave, as a path or roadway, with small broken stone.
decrepit
adj. Enfeebled, as by old age or some chronic infirmity.
visual
adj. Perceptible by sight.
litigant
n. A party to a lawsuit.
ingratiate
v. To win confidence or good graces for oneself.
retrench
v. To cut down or reduce in extent or quantity.
sequent
adj. Following in the order of time.
convivial
adj. Devoted to feasting, or to good-fellowship in eating or drinking.
panorama
n. A series of large pictures representing a continuous scene.
query
v. To make inquiry.
shuffle
n. A mixing or changing the order of things.
nunnery
n. A convent for nuns.
loathe
v. To abominate.
littoral
adj. Of, pertaining to, or living on a shore.
staid
adj. Of a steady and sober character.
olfactory
adj. of or pertaining to the sense of smell.
bask
v. To make warm by genial heat.
motto
n. An expressive word or pithy sentence enunciating some guiding rule of life, or faith.
aphorism
n. Proverb.
sheer
adj. Absolute.
exposition
n. Formal presentation.
deport
v. To take or send away forcibly, as to a penal colony.
preexist
v. To exist at a period or in a state earlier than something else.
alter
v. To make change in.
promontory
n. A high point of land extending outward from the coastline into the sea.
dramatize
v. To relate or represent in a dramatic or theatrical manner.
abrasion
n. That which is rubbed off.
forefather
n. An ancestor.
sequestrate
v. To confiscate.
subsist
v. To be maintained or sustained.
bray
n. A loud harsh sound, as the cry of an ass or the blast of a horn.
tilth
n. Cultivation.
aversion
n. A mental condition of fixed opposition to or dislike of some particular thing.
nocturnal
adj. Of or pertaining to the night.
knavery
n. Deceitfulness in dealing.
innocuous
adj. Harmless.
surmount
v. To overcome by force of will.
boorish
adj. Rude.
physiognomy
n. The external appearance merely.
municipality
n. A district enjoying municipal government.
guinea
n. An English monetary unit.
assess
v. To determine the amount of (a tax or other sum to be paid).
effectual
adj. Efficient.
perversion
n. Diversion from the true meaning or proper purpose.
relevant
adj. Bearing upon the matter in hand.
hiatus
n. A break or vacancy where something necessary to supply the connection is wanting.
eminent
adj. High in station, merit, or esteem.
cohesion
n. Consistency.
lever
n. That which exerts, or through which one may exert great power.
principle
n. A general truth or proposition.
venereal
adj. Pertaining to or proceeding from sexual intercourse.
prodigal
n. One wasteful or extravagant, especially in the use of money or property.
breech
n. The buttocks.
abyss
n. Bottomless gulf.
excursion
n. A journey.
foreman
n. The head man.
extensive
adj. Extended widely in space, time, or scope.
obligate
v. To hold to the fulfillment of duty.
sebaceous
adj. Pertaining to or appearing like fat.
emergence
n. A coming into view.
feudal
adj. Pertaining to the relation of lord and vassal.
statuesque
adj. Having the grace, pose, or quietude of a statue.
descry
v. To discern.
album
n. A book whose leaves are so made to form paper frames for holding photographs or the like.
obstetrics
n. The branch of medical science concerned with the treatment and care of women during pregnancy.
crevasse
n. A deep crack or fissure in the ice of a glacier.
inimical
adj. Adverse.
hilarious
adj. Boisterously merry.
cadaverous
adj. Resembling a corpse.
outweigh
v. To surpass in importance or excellence.
atonement
n. Amends, reparation, or expiation made from wrong or injury.
head foremost
adv. Precipitately, as in diving.
lexicographer
n. One who makes dictionaries.
connote
v. To mean; signify.
disservice
n. An ill turn.
cartridge
n. A charge for a firearm, or for blasting.
acrimony
n. Sharpness or bitterness of speech or temper.
anesthetic
adj. Pertaining to or producing loss of sensation.
contemplate
v. To consider thoughtfully.
parley
v. To converse in.
conductible
adj. Capable of being conducted or transmitted.
inscrutable
adj. Impenetrably mysterious or profound.
coercive
adj. Serving or tending to force.
sear
v. To burn on the surface.
proscribe
v. To reject, as a teaching or a practice, with condemnation or denunciation.
habitant
n. Dweller.
submersible
adj. Capable of being put underwater.
microscopy
n. The art of examing objects with the microscope.
contribution
n. The act of giving for a common purpose.
aggrieve
v. To give grief or sorrow to.
forerun
v. To go before as introducing or ushering in.
albeit
conj. Even though.
bibliophile
n. One who loves books.
gaily
adv. Merrily.
malignant
adj. Evil in nature or tending to do great harm or mischief.
sympathetic
adj. Having a fellow-feeling for or like feelings with another or others.
foursome
adj. Consisting of four.
foreground
n. That part of a landscape or picture situated or represented as nearest the spectator.
merciless
adj. Cruel.
bedeck
v. To cover with ornament.
mandate
n. A command.
objector
n. One who objects, as to a proposition, measure, or ruling.
amity
n. Friendship.
simile
n. A comparison which directs the mind to the representative object itself.
duplicity
n. Double-dealing.
assonate
v. To accord in sound, especially vowel sound.
protection
n. Preservation from harm, danger, annoyance, or any other evil.
excess
n. That which passes the ordinary, proper, or required limit, measure, or experience.
divert
v. To turn from the accustomed course or a line of action already established.
accouter
v. To dress.
disinfectant
n. A substance used to destroy the germs of infectious diseases.
predominant
adj. Superior in power, influence, effectiveness, number, or degree.
osculate
v. To kiss.
theological
adj. Based on or growing out of divine revelation.
taciturn
adj. Disinclined to conversation.
precession
n. The act of going forward.
unnatural
adj. Artificial.
dissentient
n. One who disagrees.
nomination
n. The act or ceremony of naming a man or woman for office.
dilate
v. To enlarge in all directions.
vassal
n. A slave or bondman.
preponderate
v. To exceed in influence or power.
consistency
n. A state of permanence.
nestling
adj. Recently hatched.
tactician
n. One who directs affairs with skill and shrewdness.
regicide
n. The killing of a king or sovereign.
maneuver
v. To make adroit or artful moves: manage affairs by strategy.
duration
n. The period of time during which anything lasts.
upbraid
v. To reproach as deserving blame.
fanatic
n. A religious zealot.
reorganize
v. To change to a more satisfactory form of organization.
fissure
n. A crack or crack-like depression.
tyrannical
adj. Despotic.
rehabilitate
v. To restore to a former status, capacity, right rank, or privilege.
perjure
v. To swear falsely to.
ambush
n. The act or state of lying concealed for the purpose of surprising or attacking the enemy.
decasyllable
n. A line of ten syllables.
procedure
n. A manner or method of acting.
possessive
adj. Pertaining to the having, holding, or detention of property in one's power or command.
paramour
n. One who is unlawfully and immorally a lover or a mistress.
summary
n. An abstract.
erudite
adj. Very-learned.
multiform
adj. Having many shapes, or appearances.
sanctity
n. Holiness.
resource
n. That which is restored to, relied upon, or made available for aid or support.
bombast
n. Inflated or extravagant language, especially on unimportant subjects.
undulous
adj. Resembling waves.
stagnation
n. The condition of not flowing or not changing.
transcribe
v. To write over again (something already written)
mockery
n. Ridicule.
forejudge
v. To judge of before hearing evidence.
drachma
n. A modern and an ancient Greek coin.
involuntary
adj. Unwilling.
browbeat
v. To overwhelm, or attempt to do so, by stern, haughty, or rude address or manner.
blithe
adj. Joyous.
valedictorian
n. Student who delivers an address at graduating exercises of an educational institution.
undeceive
v. To free from deception, as by apprising of the real state of affairs.
volatile
adj. Changeable.
replete
adj. Full to the uttermost.
dominance
n. Ascendancy.
misbehavior
n. Ill or improper behavior.
immaterial
adj. Of no essential consequence.
gendarme
n. In continental Europe, particularly in France, a uniformed and armed police officer.
luminous
adj. Giving or radiating light.
chameleon
adj. Changeable in appearance.
intelligence
n. Capacity to know or understand.
whet
v. To make more keen or eager.
betrothal
n. Engagement to marry.
peddle
v. To go about with a small stock of goods to sell.
illiterate
adj. Having little or no book-learning.
skiff
n. Usually, a small light boat propelled by oars.
tireless
adj. Untiring.
redolent
adj. Smelling sweet and agreeable.
rote
n. Repetition of words or sounds as a means of learning them, with slight attention.
patriotism
n. Love and devotion to one's country.
onus
n. A burden or responsibility.
vacuum
n. A space entirely devoid of matter.
repine
v. To indulge in fretfulness and faultfinding.
corporeal
adj. Of a material nature; physical.
studious
adj. Having or showing devotion to the acquisition of knowledge.
pervade
v. To pass or spread through every part.
felon
n. A criminal or depraved person.
centimeter
n. A length of one hundredth of a meter.
acknowledge
v. To recognize; to admit the genuineness or validity of.
besmear
v. To smear over, as with any oily or sticky substance.
vehement
adj. Very eager or urgent.
transmute
v. To change in nature, substance, or form.
transplant
v. To remove and plant in another place.
posse
n. A force of men.
pageant
n. A dramatic representation, especially a spectacular one.
execration
n. An accursed thing.
imbroglio
n. A misunderstanding attended by ill feeling, perplexity, or strife.
prolific
adj. Producing offspring or fruit.
unique
adj. Being the only one of its kind.
evidential
adj. Indicative.
qualm
n. A fit of nausea.
discomfort
n. The state of being positively uncomfortable.
sleight
n. A trick or feat so deftly done that the manner of performance escapes observation.
hereditary
adj. Passing naturally from parent to child.
impious
adj. Characterized by irreverence or irreligion.
repulse
n. The act of beating or driving back, as an attacking or advancing enemy.
illusive
adj. Deceptive.
mentor
n. A wise and faithful teacher, guide, and friend.
discard
v. To reject.
equilibrium
n. A state of balance.
crematory
adj. A place for cremating dead bodies.
amalgam
n. An alloy or union of mercury with another metal.
entrails
n. pl. The internal parts of an animal.
mundane
adj. Worldly, as opposed to spiritual or celestial.
innovate
v. To introduce or strive to introduce new things.
epic
n. A poem celebrating in formal verse the mythical achievements of great personages, heroes, etc.
coincide
v. To correspond.
imperil
v. To endanger.
deceitful
adj. Fraudulent.
supramundane
adj. Supernatural.
recluse
n. One who lives in retirement or seclusion.
logic
n. The science of correct thinking.
impertinence
n. Rudeness.
liquor
n. Any alcoholic or intoxicating liquid.
mimic
v. To imitate the speech or actions of.
ascribe
v. To assign as a quality or attribute.
hoarse
adj. Having the voice harsh or rough, as from a cold or fatigue.
aggress
v. To make the first attack.
peremptory
adj. Precluding question or appeal.
brokerage
n. The business of making sales and purchases for a commission; a broker.
wavelet
n. A ripple.
rapine
n. The act of seizing and carrying off property by superior force, as in war.
tact
n. Fine or ready mental discernment shown in saying or doing the proper thing.
resuscitate
v. To restore from apparent death.
badger
v. To pester.
lustrous
adj. Shining.
aboriginal
adj. Primitive; unsophisticated.
brigand
n. One who lives by robbery and plunder.
teem
v. To be full to overflowing.
projection
n. A prominence.
pharmacy
n. The art or business of compounding and dispensing medicines.
transposition
n. The act of reversing the order or changing the place of.
diminution
n. Reduction.
disreputable
adj. Dishonorable or disgraceful.
philogynist
n. One who is fond of women.
dauntless
adj. Fearless.
inspector
n. An official appointed to examine or oversee any matter of public interest or importance.
indignity
n. Unmerited contemptuous conduct or treatment.
benediction
n. a solemn invocation of the divine blessing.
profuse
adj. Produced or displayed in overabundance.
arrange
v. To put in definite or proper order.
pledgee
n. The person to whom anything is pledged.
transalpine
adj. Situated on the other side of the Alps.
corrigible
adj. Capable of reformation.
efflorescence
n. The state of being flowery, or a flowery appearance.
disunion
n. Separation of relations or interests.
dissolute
adj. Lewd.
laudatory
adj. Pertaining to, expressing, or containing praise.
monitory
n. Admonition or warning.
counteract
v. To act in opposition to.
vicarious
adj. Suffered or done in place of or for the sake of another.
pellucid
adj. Translucent.
importation
n. The act or practice of bringing from one country into another.
accordion
n. A portable free-reed musical instrument.
itinerary
n. A detailed account or diary of a journey
impropriety
n. The state or quality of being unfit, unseemly, or inappropriate.
operetta
n. A humorous play in dialogue and music, of more than one act.
idiom
n. A use of words peculiar to a particular language.
ampersand
n. The character &; and.
tenant
n. An occupant.
spherometer
n. An instrument for measuring curvature or radii of spherical surfaces.
extravagance
n. Undue expenditure of money.
difference
n. Dissimilarity in any respect.
confidence
n. The state or feeling of trust in or reliance upon another.
perfumery
n. The preparation of perfumes.
corporal
adj. Belonging or relating to the body as opposed to the mind.
molt
v. To cast off, as hair, feathers, etc.
medieval
adj. Belonging or relating to or descriptive of the middle ages.
garrulous
adj. Given to constant trivial talking.
expedient
adj. Contributing to personal advantage.
instructive
adj. Conveying knowledge.
gladden
v. To make joyous.
somnolent
adj. Sleepy.
ameliorate
v. To relieve, as from pain or hardship
sensation
n. A condition of mind resulting from spiritual or inherent feeling.
dilute
v. To make more fluid or less concentrated by admixture with something.
anthracite
n. Hard coal.
artful
adj. Characterized by craft or cunning.
perigee
n. The point in the orbit of the moon when it is nearest the earth.
dowry
n. The property which a wife brings to her husband in marriage.
lithesome
adj. Nimble.
tiresome
adj. Wearisome.
volition
n. An act or exercise of will.
depreciate
v. To lessen the worth of.
abominable
adj. Very hateful.
exemplar
n. A model, pattern, or original to be copied or imitated.
natal
adj. Pertaining to one's birth.
potion
n. A dose of liquid medicine.
thermoelectric
adj. Denoting electricity produced by heat.
reinstate
v. To restore to a former state, station, or authority.
fickle
adj. Unduly changeable in feeling, judgment, or purpose.
stimulus
n. Incentive.
antitoxin
n. A substance which neutralizes the poisonous products of micro-organisms.
discredit
v. To injure the reputation of.
utilitarianism
n. The ethical doctrine that actions are right because they are useful or of beneficial tendency.
robust
adj. Characterized by great strength or power of endurance.
inquire
v. To ask information about.
narration
n. The act of recounting the particulars of an event in the order of time or occurrence.
revile
v. To heap approach or abuse upon.
retort
n. A retaliatory speech.
decorate
v. To embellish.
bethink
v. To remind oneself.
tolerate
v. To passively permit or put up with.
wittingly
adv. With knowledge and by design.
genitive
adj. Indicating source, origin, possession, or the like.
polygamy
n. the fact or condition of having more than one wife or husband at once.
juggle
v. To play tricks of sleight of hand.
leniency
n. Forbearance.
biography
n. A written account of one's life, actions, and character.
comport
v. To conduct or behave (oneself).
precocious
adj. Having the mental faculties prematurely developed.
Christendom
n. That part of the world where Christianity is generally professed.
aqueduct
n. A water-conduit, particularly one for supplying a community from a distance.
remembrance
n. Recollection.
circulate
v. To disseminate.
belie
v. To misrepresent.
exposure
n. An open situation or position in relation to the sun, elements, or points of the compass.
declarative
adj. Containing a formal, positive, or explicit statement or affirmation.
foreordination
n. Predestination.
grandeur
n. The quality of being grand or admirably great.
dissonance
n. Discord.
aboveboard
adv. & adj. Without concealment, fraud, or trickery.
infirmary
n. A place for the reception or treatment of the sick.
legionary
n. A member of an ancient Roman legion or of the modern French Legion of Honor.
underlie
v. To be the ground or support of.
indigence
n. Poverty.
geology
n. The department of natural science that treats of the constitution and structure of the earth.
non-combatant
n. One attached to the army or navy, but having duties other than that of fighting.
personage
n. A man or woman as an individual, especially one of rank or high station.
hackney
v. To make stale or trite by repetition.
ichthyosaurs
n. A fossil reptile.
plural
adj. Containing or consisting of more than one.
stultify
v. To give an appearance of foolishness to.
preparatory
adj. Having to do with what is preliminary.
grapple
v. To take hold of.
reproduction
n. The process by which an animal or plant gives rise to another of its kind.
Calvary
n. The place where Christ was crucified.
sergeant
n. A non-commissioned military officer ranking next above a corporal.
monotonous
adj. Unchanging and tedious.
bombardier
n. A person who has charge of mortars, bombs, and shells.
liquidate
v. To deliver the amount or value of.
aggregate
n. The entire number, sum, mass, or quantity of something.
patronymic
adj. Formed after one's father's name.
opinion
n. A conclusion or judgment held with confidence, but falling short of positive knowledge.
conscious
adj. Aware that one lives, feels, and thinks.
stringency
n. Strictness.
consolidate
v. To combine into one body or system.
derisible
adj. Open to ridicule.
extravagant
adj. Needlessly free or lavish in expenditure.
dolor
n. Lamentation.
evolve
v. To unfold or expand.
violation
n. Infringement.
apex
n. The highest point, as of a mountain.
salutary
adj. Beneficial.
nautical
adj. Pertaining to ships, seamen, or navigation.
foppish
adj. Characteristic of one who is unduly devoted to dress and the niceties of manners.
differentia
n. Any essential characteristic of a species by reason of which it differs from other species.
nomad
adj. Having no fixed abode.
extensible
adj. Capable of being thrust out.
requite
v. To repay either good or evil to, as to a person.
clangor
n. Clanking or a ringing, as of arms, chains, or bells; clamor.
audacious
adj. Fearless.
odoriferous
adj. Having or diffusing an odor or scent, especially an agreeable one.
grandiose
adj. Having an imposing style or effect.
salutation
n. Any form of greeting, hailing, or welcome, whether by word or act.
comparison
n. Examination of two or more objects with reference to their likeness or unlikeness.
crass
adj. Coarse or thick in nature or structure, as opposed to thin or fine.
epilogue
n. The close of a narrative or dramatic poem.
nude
adj. Naked.
propitious
adj. Kindly disposed.
beau
n. An escort or lover.
infrequence
n. Rareness.
abstain
v. To keep oneself back (from doing or using something).
irascible
adj. Prone to anger.
dictum
n. A positive utterance.
observance
n. A traditional form or customary act.
undulate
v. To move like a wave or in waves.
momentum
n. An impetus.
globose
adj. Spherical.
regretful
adj. Feeling, expressive of, or full of regret.
blithesome
adj. Cheerful.
preposterous
adj. Utterly ridiculous or absurd.
accompany
v. To go with, or be associated with, as a companion.
obsolete
adj. No longer practiced or accepted.
tolerant
adj. Indulgent.
exuberance
n. Rich supply.
electrolysis
n. The process of decomposing a chemical compound by the passage of an electric current.
potential
n. Anything that may be possible.
stealth
n. A concealed manner of acting.
insolent
adj. Impudent.
vulgarity
n. Lack of refinement in conduct or speech.
flora
n. The aggregate of plants growing without cultivation in a district.
protomartyr
n. The earliest victim in any cause.
overshadow
v. To cast into the shade or render insignificant by comparison.
compulsory
adj. Forced.
persistence
n. A fixed adherence to a resolve, course of conduct, or the like.
beneficial
adj. Helpful.
faction
n. A number of persons combined for a common purpose.
foresee
v. To discern beforehand.
deity
n. A god, goddess, or divine person.
vagrant
n. An idle wanderer.
gigantic
adj. Tremendous.
papyrus
n. The writing-paper of the ancient Egyptians, and later of the Romans.
captivate
v. To fascinate, as by excellence. eloquence, or beauty.
emigrate
v. To go from one country, state, or region for the purpose of settling or residing in another.
reprobate
n. One abandoned to depravity and sin.
typography
n. The arrangement of composed type, or the appearance of printed matter.
tricolor
adj. Of three colors.
tutelar
adj. Protective.
cessation
n. Discontinuance, as of action or motion.
pitiable
adj. Contemptible.
conveyance
n. That by which anything is transported.
similar
adj. Bearing resemblance to one another or to something else.
appellation
n. The name or title by which a particular person, class, or thing is called.
dissolution
n. A breaking up of a union of persons.
colossus
n. Any strikingly great person or object.
juncture
n. An articulation, joint, or seam.
collector
n. One who makes a collection, as of objects of art, books, or the like.
pendulum
n. A weight hung on a rod, serving by its oscillation to regulate the rate of a clock.
hindmost
adj. Farthest from the front.
interpose
v. To come between other things or persons.
lifetime
n. The time that life continues.
infinity
n. Boundless or immeasurable extension or duration.
necessitate
v. To render indispensable.
exonerate
v. To relieve or vindicate from accusation, imputation, or blame.
exclusion
n. Non-admission.
momentary
adj. Lasting but a short time.
administrator
n. One who manages affairs of any kind.
rejuvenate
v. To restore to youth.
ligneous
adj. Having the texture of appearance of wood.
abrogate
v. To abolish, repeal.
covert
adj. Concealed, especially for an evil purpose.
comprise
v. To consist of.
pentameter
n. In prosody, a line of verse containing five units or feet.
pneumatic
adj. Pertaining to or consisting of air or gas.
adjutant
adj. Auxiliary.
inanimate
adj. Destitute of animal life.
allegory
n. The setting forth of a subject under the guise of another subject of aptly suggestive likeness.
fortitude
n. Patient courage.
indiscriminate
adj. Promiscuous.
contumacy
n. Contemptuous disregard of the requirements of rightful authority.
lassie
n. A little lass.
azure
n. The color of the sky.
ungainly
adj. Clumsy.
percussion
n. The sharp striking of one body against another.
retinue
n. The body of persons who attend a person of importance in travel or public appearance.
unavoidable
adj. Inevitable.
incomplete
adj. Lacking some element, part, or adjunct necessary or required.
buoyant
adj. Having the power or tendency to float or keep afloat.
personnel
n. The force of persons collectively employed in some service.
incidentally
adv. Without intention.
peaceable
adj. Tranquil.
mead
n. A meadow.
legalize
v. To give the authority of law to.
messieurs
n. pl. Gentlemen.
ravage
v. To lay waste by pillage, rapine, devouring, or other destructive methods.
auricle
n. One of the two chambers of the heart which receives the blood from the veins.
mercantile
adj. Conducted or acting on business principles; commercial.
suspension
n. A hanging from a support.
microphone
n. An apparatus for magnifying faint sounds.
seignior
n. A title of honor or respectful address, equivalent to sir.
altercate
v. To contend angrily or zealously in words.
perspicuous
adj. Lucid.
beseech
v. To implore.
orthopedist
n. One who practices the correcting or preventing of deformity
transfigure
v. To give an exalted meaning or glorified appearance to.
obsolescence
n. The condition or process of gradually falling into disuse.
permeate
v. To pervade.
espy
v. To keep close watch.
personal
adj. Not general or public.
inure
v. To harden or toughen by use, exercise, or exposure.
baton
n. An official staff borne either as a weapon or as an emblem of authority or privilege.
loot
v. To plunder.
advocate
n. One who pleads the cause of another, as in a legal or ecclesiastical court.
conformance
n. The act or state or conforming.
tenet
n. Any opinion, principle, dogma, or doctrine that a person believes or maintains as true.
scarcity
n. Insufficiency of supply for needs or ordinary demands.
epidermis
n. The outer skin.
gesture
n. A movement or action of the hands or face, expressive of some idea or emotion.
unutterable
adj. Inexpressible.
outrageous
adj. Shocking in conduct.
emergent
adj. Coming into view.
perspective
n. The relative importance of facts or matters from any special point of view.
photometry
n. The art of measuring the intensity of light.
excellence
n. Possession of eminently or unusually good qualities.
imperturbable
adj. Calm.
evince
v. To make manifest or evident.
immigrant
n. A foreigner who enters a country to settle there.
protagonist
n. A leader in any enterprise or contest.
hesitant
adj. Vacillating.
zealot
n. One who espouses a cause or pursues an object in an immoderately partisan manner.
Artesian well
n. A very deep bored well. water rises due to underground pressure
alto
n. The lowest or deepest female voice or part.
stripling
n. A mere youth.
ligature
n. Anything that constricts, or serves for binding or tying.
belay
v. To make fast, as a rope, by winding round a cleat.
proficient
adj. Possessing ample and ready knowledge or of skill in any art, science, or industry.
assimilate
v. To adapt.
inquisitive
adj. Given to questioning, especially out of curiosity.
drudgery
n. Hard and constant work in any menial or dull occupation.
aspire
v. To have an earnest desire, wish, or longing, as for something high and good, not yet attained.
venison
n. The flesh of deer.
breach
n. The violation of official duty, lawful right, or a legal obligation.
evanesce
v. To vanish gradually.
acquittance
n. Release or discharge from indebtedness, obligation, or responsibility.
genteel
adj. Well-bred or refined.
keepsake
n. Anything kept or given to be kept for the sake of the giver.
christen
v. To name in baptism.
covey
n. A flock of quails or partridges.
manlike
adj. Like a man.
foretell
v. To predict.
tutorship
n. The office of a guardian.
hypocrisy
n. Extreme insincerity.
redemption
n. The recovery of what is mortgaged or pledged, by paying the debt.
retrace
v. To follow backward or toward the place of beginning, as a track or marking.
monarchy
n. Government by a single, sovereign ruler.
sidereal
adj. Pertaining to stars or constellations.
enhance
v. To intensify.
seclusion
n. Solitude.
virtual
adj. Being in essence or effect, but not in form or appearance.
depository
n. A place where anything is kept in safety.
expectancy
n. The act or state of looking forward to as certain or probable.
transgress
v. To break a law.
decipher
v. To find out the true words or meaning of, as something hardly legible.
diffident
adj. Affected or possessed with self-distrust.
scruple
n. Doubt or uncertainty regarding a question of moral right or duty.
antiseptic
n. Anything that destroys or restrains the growth of putrefactive micro-organisms.
judicious
adj. Prudent.
mordant
adj. Biting.
congregate
v. To bring together into a crowd.
accost
v. To speak to.
odium
n. A feeling of extreme repugnance, or of dislike and disgust.
drowsy
adj. Heavy with sleepiness.
emaciate
v. To waste away in flesh.
eugenic
adj. Relating to the development and improvement of race.
impersonate
v. To appear or act in the character of.
agrarian
adj. Pertaining to land, especially agricultural land.
effete
adj. Exhausted, as having performed its functions.
intracellular
adj. Occurring or situated within a cell.
unbridled
adj. Being without restraint.
paradox
n. A statement or doctrine seemingly in contradiction to the received belief.
reflector
n. A mirror, as of metal, for reflecting light, heat, or sound in a particular direction.
fervor
n. Ardor or intensity of feeling.
unfavorable
adj. Adverse.
materialize
v. To take perceptible or substantial form.
drastic
adj. Acting vigorously.
pyre
n. A heap of combustibles arranged for burning a dead body.
neocracy
n. Government administered by new or untried persons.
epicycloid
n. A curve traced by a point on the circumference of a circle which rolls upon another circle.
caret
n. A sign (^) placed below a line, indicating where omitted words, etc., should be inserted.
pall
v. To make dull by satiety.
phonology
n. The science of human vocal sounds.
oblivion
n. The state of having passed out of the memory or of being utterly forgotten.
rhetorician
n. A showy writer or speaker.
demonstrative
adj. Inclined to strong exhibition or expression of feeling or thoughts.
reign
v. To hold and exercise sovereign power.
hemorrhage
n. Discharge of blood from a ruptured or wounded blood-vessel.
abstinence
n. Self denial.
emphatic
adj. Spoken with any special impressiveness laid upon an act, word, or set of words.
animadversion
n. The utterance of criticism or censure.
pedagogue
n. A schoolmaster.
pique
v. To excite a slight degree of anger in.
ferocity
n. Savageness.
reparable
adj. Capable of repair.
unbiased
adj. Impartial, as judgment.
mania
n. Insanity.
payee
n. A person to whom money has been or is to be paid.
sinecure
n. Any position having emoluments with few or no duties.
putrescent
adj. Undergoing decomposition of animal or vegetable matter accompanied by fetid odors.
predominance
n. Ascendancy or preponderance.
solecism
n. Any violation of established rules or customs.
salience
n. The condition of standing out distinctly.
unwieldy
adj. Moved or managed with difficulty, as from great size or awkward shape.
prescience
n. Knowledge of events before they take place.
anemia
n. Deficiency of blood or red corpuscles.
courageous
adj. Brave.
animate
v. To make alive.
veracious
adj. Habitually disposed to speak the truth.
magnet
n. A body possessing that peculiar form of polarity found in nature in the lodestone.
bight
n. A slightly receding bay between headlands, formed by a long curve of a coast-line.
spectator
n. One who beholds or looks on.