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Vocabulary

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ophistical: adj. Fallacious.
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rocedure: n. A manner or method of acting.
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ndivisible: adj. Not separable into parts.
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edestrian: n. One who journeys on foot.
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uridical: adj. Assumed by law to exist.
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quatter: n. One who settles on land without permission or right.
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ejuvenescence: n. A renewal of youth.
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uckling: n. A young duck.
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kin: adj. Of similar nature or qualities.
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oluble: adj. Having great fluency in speaking.
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ituperable: adj. Deserving of censure.
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migrate: v. To go from one country, state, or region for the purpose of settling or residing in another.
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vasion: n. Escape.
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ratory: n. The art of public speaking.
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oncussion: n. A violent shock to some organ by a fall or a sudden blow.
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nnocuous: adj. Harmless.
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emodel: v. Reconstruct.
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pectrum: n. An image formed by rays of light or other radiant energy.
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oreign: adj. Belonging to, situated in, or derived from another country.
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reshness: n. The state, quality, or degree of being fresh.
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onjugate: adj. Joined together in pairs.
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equester: v. To cause to withdraw or retire, as from society or public life.
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ontiff: n. The Pope.
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mporium: n. A bazaar or shop.
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nify: v. To cause to be one.
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dvocate: n. One who pleads the cause of another, as in a legal or ecclesiastical court.
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lcove: n. A covered recess connected with or at the side of a larger room.
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avelet: n. A ripple.
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ivination: n. The pretended forecast of future events or discovery of what is lost or hidden.
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borigines: n. The original of earliest known inhabitants of a country.
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tatuesque: adj. Having the grace, pose, or quietude of a statue.
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lapse: v. To quietly terminate: said of time.
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pecimen: n. One of a class of persons or things regarded as representative of the class.
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ubterfuge: n. Evasion.
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ccult: adj. Existing but not immediately perceptible.
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ischievous: adj. Fond of tricks.
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edestal: n. A base or support as for a column, statue, or vase.
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reoccupy: v. To fill the mind of a person to the exclusion of other subjects.
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omesticity: n. Life in or fondness for one's home and family.
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nsuperable: adj. Invincible.
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laspheme: v. To indulge in profane oaths.
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eneric: adj. Noting a genus or kind; opposed to specific.
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acket: n. A bundle, as of letters.
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olesome: adj. Melancholy.
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evile: v. To heap approach or abuse upon.
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boriginal: adj. Primitive; unsophisticated.
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ufficiency: n. An ample or adequate supply.
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nison: n. A condition of perfect agreement and accord.
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ydrodynamics: n. The branch of mechanics that treats of the dynamics of fluids.
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ebut: n. A first appearance in society or on the stage.
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implify: v. To make less complex or difficult.
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rdinal: n. That form of the numeral that shows the order of anything in a series, as first, second, third.
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adger: v. To pester.
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loral: adj. Pertaining to flowers.
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ornucopia: n. The horn of plenty, symbolizing peace and prosperity.
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angible: adj. Perceptible by touch.
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oxswain: n. One who steers a rowboat, or one who has charge of a ship's boat and its crew under an officer.
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leak: adj. Desolate.
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oleful: adj. Melancholy.
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aborious: adj. Toilsome.
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ccount: n. A record or statement of receipts and expenditures, or of business transactions.
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aval: adj. Pertaining to ships.
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ursory: adj. Rapid and superficial.
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enison: n. Blessing.
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rinciple: n. A general truth or proposition.
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emuneration: n. Compensation.
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rchetype: n. A prototype.
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aucus: n. A private meeting of members of a political party to select candidates.
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editation: n. The turning or revolving of a subject in the mind.
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ltruism: n. Benevolence to others on subordination to self-interest.
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ledgeor: n. One who gives a pledge.
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ntolerance: n. Inability or unwillingness to bear or endure.
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onotony: n. A lack of variety.
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ostgraduate: adj. Pertaining to studies that are pursued after receiving a degree.
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arwinism: n. The doctrine that natural selection has been the prime cause of evolution of higher forms.
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toicism: n. The principles or the practice of the Stoics-being very even tempered in success and failure.
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lucidate: v. To bring out more clearly the facts concerning.
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nique: adj. Being the only one of its kind.
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etrospect: n. A view or contemplation of something past.
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criptural: adj. Pertaining to, contained in, or warranted by the Holy Scriptures.
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xpository: adj. Pertaining to a formal presentation.
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arcissus: n. The son of the Athenian river-god Cephisus, fabled to have fallen in love with his reflection.
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onvulsion: n. A violent and abnormal muscular contraction of the body.
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igantic: adj. Tremendous.
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lanisphere: n. A polar projection of the heavens on a chart.
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ndue: adj. More than sufficient.
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xonerate: v. To relieve or vindicate from accusation, imputation, or blame.
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rediction: n. A prophecy.
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ixture: n. One who or that which is expected to remain permanently in its position.
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arable: n. A brief narrative founded on real scenes or events usually with a moral.
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timulate: v. To rouse to activity or to quickened action.
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eddle: v. To go about with a small stock of goods to sell.
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ilapidated: pa. Fallen into decay or partial ruin.
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sothermal: adj. Having or marking equality of temperature.
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minent: adj. High in station, merit, or esteem.
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ndulous: adj. Resembling waves.
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iscreant: n. A villain.
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xtraordinary: adj. Unusual.
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ognate: adj. Akin.
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enance: n. Punishment to which one voluntarily submits or subjects himself as an expression of penitence.
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lacier: n. A field or stream of ice.
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bdicate: v. To give up (royal power or the like).
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unicipal: adj. Of or pertaining to a town or city, or to its corporate or local government.
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ostrum: n. Any scheme or recipe of a charlatan character.
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uffian: adj. A lawless or recklessly brutal fellow.
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tinerate: v. To wander from place to place.
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rotagonist: n. A leader in any enterprise or contest.
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nvalid: n. One who is disabled by illness or injury.
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isinfectant: n. A substance used to destroy the germs of infectious diseases.
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urport: n. Intent.
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rrelevant: adj. Inapplicable.
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omage: n. Reverential regard or worship.
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revention: n. Thwarting.
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pecies: n. A classificatory group of animals or plants subordinate to a genus.
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ussar: n. A light-horse trooper armed with saber and carbine.
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rohibitory: adj. Involving or equivalent to prohibition, especially of the sale of alcoholic beverages.
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ntrogression: n. Entrance.
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endant: n. Anything that hangs from something else, either for ornament or for use.
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ediate: v. To effect by negotiating as an agent between parties.
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rosaic: adj. Unimaginative.
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mit: v. To send or give out.
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ensibility: n. Power to perceive or feel.
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arcarole: n. A boat-song of Venetian gondoliers.
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spy: v. To keep close watch.
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enous: adj. Of, pertaining to, or contained or carried in a vein or veins.
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chthyic: adj. Fish-like.
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eerless: adj. Of unequaled excellence or worth.
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atriarch: n. The chief of a tribe or race who rules by paternal right.
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nfamous: adj. Publicly branded or notorious, as for vice, or crime.
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evy: v. To impose and collect by force or threat of force.
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auntless: adj. Fearless.
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udacious: adj. Fearless.
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acsimile: n. An exact copy or reproduction.
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mbroglio: n. A misunderstanding attended by ill feeling, perplexity, or strife.
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altreat: v. To treat ill, unkindly, roughly, or abusively.
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mblazon: v. To set forth publicly or in glowing terms.
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xpedite: v. To hasten the movement or progress of.
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mmiscible: adj. Separating, as oil and water.
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eplenish: v. To fill again, as something that has been emptied.
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llusion: n. An indirect and incidental reference to something without definite mention of it.
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orporate: adj. Belonging to a corporation.
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tolid: adj. Expressing no power of feeling or perceiving.
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roscription: n. Any act of condemnation and rejection from favor and privilege.
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nfirmary: n. A place for the reception or treatment of the sick.
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isualize: v. To give pictorial vividness to a mental representation.
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usillanimous: adj. Without spirit or bravery.
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orrode: v. To ruin or destroy little by little.
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dulterant: n. An adulterating substance.
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eferrer: n. One who refers.
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laimant: n. One who makes a claim or demand, as of right.
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igamy: n. The crime of marrying any other person while having a legal spouse living.
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orecourt: n. A court opening directly from the street.
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estitute: adj. Poverty-stricken.
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efer: v. To direct or send for information or other purpose.
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onpareil: n. One who or that which is of unequaled excellence.
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endicant: n. A beggar.
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ecency: n. Moral fitness.
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xaggerate: v. To overstate.
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ransparent: adj. Easy to see through or understand.
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recipice: n. A high and very steep or approximately vertical cliff.
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rthodoxy: n. Acceptance of the common faith.
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bstruct: v. To fill with impediments so as to prevent passage, either wholly or in part.
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mour: n. A love-affair, especially one of an illicit nature.
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eolithic: adj. Pertaining to the later stone age.
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cribble: n. Hasty, careless writing.
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onservatism: n. Tendency to adhere to the existing order of things.
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ridescent: adj. Exhibiting changing rainbow-colors due to the interference of the light.
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seudonym: n. A fictitious name, especially when assumed by a writer.
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verthrow: v. To vanquish an established ruler or government.
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ervent: adj. Ardent in feeling.
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enchant: n. A bias in favor of something.
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aintain: v. To hold or preserve in any particular state or condition.
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ubmersible: adj. Capable of being put underwater.
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dduce: v. To bring forward or name for consideration.
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dvert: v. To refer incidentally.
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apse: n. A slight deviation from what is right, proper, or just.
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tupendous: adj. Of prodigious size, bulk, or degree.
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ssify: v. to convert into bone.
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rivolity: n. A trifling act, thought, saying, or practice.
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hilanthropic: adj. Benevolent.
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nstill: v. To infuse.
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vince: v. To make manifest or evident.
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angency: n. The state of touching.
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ntellect: n. The faculty of perception or thought.
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olerant: adj. Indulgent.
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nherent: adj. Intrinsic.
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eprisal: n. Any infliction or act by way of retaliation on an enemy.
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nderrate: v. To undervalue.
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equestrate: v. To confiscate.
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ernicious: adj. Tending to kill or hurt.
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eredity: n. Transmission of physical or mental qualities, diseases, etc., from parent to offspring.
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sexual: adj. Having no distinct sexual organs.
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omicile: n. The place where one lives.
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riory: n. A monastic house.
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irile: adj. Masculine.
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inite: adj. Limited.
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luential: adj. Pertaining to streams.
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esperate: adj. Resorted to in a last extremity, or as if prompted by utter despair.
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inute: adj. Exceedingly small in extent or quantity.
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oagulant: adj. Producing coagulation.
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nash: v. To grind or strike the teeth together, as from rage.
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oderation: n. Temperance.
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unificence: n. A giving characterized by generous motives and extraordinary liberality.
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lippant: adj. Having a light, pert, trifling disposition.
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eto: n. The constitutional right in a chief executive of refusing to approve an enactment.
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nteroom: n. A room situated before and opening into another, usually larger.
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xit: n. A way or passage out.
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use: v. To unite or blend as by melting together.
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resentment: n. Semblance.
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lbeit: conj. Even though.
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orman: adj. Of or peculiar to Normandy, in northern France.
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mperative: adj. Obligatory.
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gregious: adj. Extreme.
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loe: n. A collection of tabular masses of floating polar ice.
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nland: adj. Remote from the sea.
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nvulnerable: adj. That can not be wounded or hurt.
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oretell: v. To predict.
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entahedron: n. A solid bounded by five plane faces.
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akeup: n. The arrangements or combination of the parts of which anything is composed.
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iscriminate: v. To draw a distinction.
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ulrush: n. Any one of various tall rush-like plants growing in damp ground or water.
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egale: v. To give unusual pleasure.
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egislative: adj. That makes or enacts laws.
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nfrequent: adj. Uncommon.
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act: n. Fine or ready mental discernment shown in saying or doing the proper thing.
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ugglery: n. The art or practice of sleight of hand.
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actic: adj. Pertaining to milk.
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cabbard: n. The sheath of a sword or similar bladed weapon.
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mblem: n. A symbol.
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arangue: n. A tirade.
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uperadd: v. To add in addition to what has been added.
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reeminence: n. Special eminence.
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eceitful: adj. Fraudulent.
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bservant: adj. Quick to notice.
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revity: n. Shortness of duration.
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ensitive: adj. Easily affected by outside operations or influences.
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ainglory: n. Excessive, pretentious, and demonstrative vanity.
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eliquary: n. A casket, coffer, or repository in which relics are kept.
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issent: n. Disagreement.
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onspire: v. To plot.
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arrator: n. One who narrates anything.
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xcellence: n. Possession of eminently or unusually good qualities.
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rescription: n. An authoritative direction.
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ltramundane: adj. Pertaining to supernatural things or to another life.
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edigree: n. One's line of ancestors.
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revalent: adj. Of wide extent or frequent occurrence.
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quanimity: n. Evenness of mind or temper.
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romine: n. A dark reddish-brown, non-metallic liquid element with a suffocating odor.
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blong: adj. Longer than broad: applied most commonly to rectangular objects considerably elongated
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idelity: n. Loyalty.
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assal: n. A slave or bondman.
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ibilant: adj. Made with a hissing sound.
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xegesis: n. Biblical exposition or interpretation.
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uarrelsome: adj. Irascible.
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mpersonal: adj. Not relating to a particular person or thing.
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tilitarianism: n. The ethical doctrine that actions are right because they are useful or of beneficial tendency.
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ocable: n. a word, especially one regarded in relation merely to its qualities of sound.
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alediction: n. The calling down of a curse or curses.
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qualize: v. To render uniform.
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eem: v. To be full to overflowing.
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auble: n. A trinket.
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adonna: n. A painted or sculptured representation of the Virgin, usually with the infant Jesus.
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eatitude: n. Any state of great happiness.
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rofessor: n. A public teacher of the highest grade in a university or college.
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ercantile: adj. Conducted or acting on business principles; commercial.
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atable: adj. Edible.
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rotherhood: n. Spiritual or social fellowship or solidarity.
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otential: n. Anything that may be possible.
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njoin: v. To command.
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ota: n. A small or insignificant mark or part.
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isillusion: v. To disenchant.
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lly: n. A person or thing connected with another, usually in some relation of helpfulness.
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onflagration: n. A great fire, as of many buildings, a forest, or the like.
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nbred: adj. Innate.
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xpectorate: v. To cough up and spit forth.
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edagogue: n. A schoolmaster.
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ueue: n. A file of persons waiting in order of their arrival, as for admittance.
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tature: n. The natural height of an animal body.
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nsight: n. Intellectual discernment.
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opulous: adj. Containing many inhabitants, especially in proportion to the territory.
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indmost: adj. Farthest from the front.
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bnormal: adj. Not conformed to the ordinary rule or standard.
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efalcate: v. To cut off or take away, as a part of something.
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orde: n. A gathered multitude of human beings.
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apience: n. Deep wisdom or knowledge.
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alate: n. The roof of the mouth.
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oorish: adj. Rude.
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isengage: v. To become detached.
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epulsive: adj. Grossly offensive.
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ntichrist: n. Any opponent or enemy of Christ, whether a person or a power.
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empter: n. An allurer or enticer to evil.
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elate: v. To delay past the proper hour.
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onsumptive: adj. Designed for gradual destruction.
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lien: n. One who owes allegiance to a foreign government.
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action: n. A number of persons combined for a common purpose.
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annerism: n. Constant or excessive adherence to one manner, style, or peculiarity, as of action or conduct.
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ransfer: v. To convey, remove, or cause to pass from one person or place to another.
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lluvion: n. Flood.
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heocrasy: n. The mixed worship of polytheism.
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ariegate: v. To mark with different shades or colors.
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nagram: n. The letters of a word or phrase so transposed as to make a different word or phrase.
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rotomartyr: n. The earliest victim in any cause.
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egetative: adj. Pertaining to the process of plant-life.
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utrigger: n. A part built or arranged to project beyond a natural outline for support.
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renchant: adj. Cutting deeply and quickly.
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istort: v. To twist into an unnatural or irregular form.
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osit: v. To present in an orderly manner.
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eadily: adv. Without objection or reluctance.
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eprehensible: adj. Censurable.
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nterpreter: n. A person who makes intelligible the speech of a foreigner by oral translation.
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uccessful: adj. Having reached a high degree of worldly prosperity.
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ransposition: n. The act of reversing the order or changing the place of.
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ay-man: n. A day-laborer.
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ddity: n. An eccentricity.
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ismissal: n. Displacement by authority from an office or an employment.
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nfidel: n. One who denies the existence of God.
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ompensate: v. To remunerate.
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esemblance: n. Similarity in quality or form.
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ontradiction: n. The assertion of the opposite of that which has been said.
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ecalogue: n. The ten commandments.
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onfidant: n. One to whom secrets are entrusted.
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hysics: n. The science that treats of the phenomena associated with matter and energy.
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ortend: v. To indicate as being about to happen, especially by previous signs.
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biquitous: adj. Being present everywhere.
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allacious: adj. Illogical.
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onvenience: n. Fitness, as of time or place.
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nterlocutor: n. One who takes part in a conversation or oral discussion.
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olloquialism: n. Form of speech used only or chiefly in conversation.
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attice: n. Openwork of metal or wood, formed by crossing or interlacing strips or bars.
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ass: adj. Low in tone or compass.
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nnecessary: adj. Not essential under the circumstances.
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remendous: adj. Awe-inspiring.
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edition: n. Conduct directed against public order and the tranquillity of the state.
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pitome: n. A simplified representation.
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ankle: v. To produce irritation or festering.
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onstrosity: n. Anything unnaturally huge or distorted.
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ccentric: adj. Peculiar.
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ncourage: v. To inspire with courage, hope, or strength of mind.
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uery: v. To make inquiry.
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rittle: adj. Fragile.
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ableau: n. An arrangement of inanimate figures representing a scene from real life.
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arrison: n. The military force stationed in a fort, town, or other place for its defense.
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ppreciable: adj. Capable of being discerned by the senses or intellect.
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ephyr: n. Any soft, gentle wind.
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iversion: n. Pastime.
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errify: v. To fill with extreme fear.
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rievance: n. That which oppresses, injures, or causes grief and at the same time a sense of wrong.
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allet: n. A wooden hammer.
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ntricacy: n. Perplexity.
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ivergent: adj. Tending in different directions.
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uriferous: adj. Containing gold.
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rofile: n. An outline or contour.
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idereal: adj. Pertaining to stars or constellations.
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anor: n. The landed estate of a lord or nobleman.
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quivalent: adj. Equal in value, force, meaning, or the like.
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neumatic: adj. Pertaining to or consisting of air or gas.
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orkmanship: n. The art or skill of a workman.
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ovellette: n. A short novel.
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ndicant: adj. That which points out.
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djacency: n. The state of being adjacent.
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xcel: v. To be superior or distinguished.
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utomaton: n. Any living being whose actions are or appear to be involuntary or mechanical.
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rritable: adj. Showing impatience or ill temper on little provocation.
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uccessor: n. One who or that which takes the place of a predecessor or preceding thing.
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ransverse: adj. Lying or being across or in a crosswise direction.
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ortfolio: n. A portable case for holding writing-materials, drawings, etc.
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onder: v. To meditate or reflect upon.
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empt: v. To offer to (somebody) an inducement to do wrong.
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ait: n. Carriage of the body in going.
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rmful: n. As much as can be held in the arm or arms.
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spiration: n. An earnest wish for that which is above one's present reach.
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inority: n. The smaller in number of two portions into which a number or a group is divided.
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inge: v. To burn slightly or superficially.
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anoply: n. A full set of armor.
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esistance: n. Cessation.
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nadequate: adj. Insufficient.
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ale: n. Level or low land between hills.
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agisterial: adj. Having an air of authority.
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epreciate: v. To lessen the worth of.
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vanescent: adj. Fleeting.
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eevish: adj. Petulant. (irritable)
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nvolve: v. To draw into entanglement, literally or figuratively.
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belisk: n. A square shaft with pyramidal top, usually monumental or commemorative.
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mprovise: v. To do anything extemporaneously or offhand.
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espot: n. An absolute and irresponsible monarch.
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eifer: n. A young cow.
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atish: adj. Rather late.
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erturbation: n. Mental excitement or confusion.
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itiless: adj. Hard-hearted.
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goist: n. One who advocates or practices egoism.
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anumit: v. To set free from bondage.
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kepticism: n. The entertainment of doubt concerning something.
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nanimity: n. The state or quality of being of one mind.
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ithesome: adj. Nimble.
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rk: v. To afflict with pain, vexation, or fatigue.
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liment: n. That which nourishes.
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insome: adj. Attractive.
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riterion: n. A standard by which to determine the correctness of a judgment or conclusion.
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nstance: n. A single occurrence or happening of a given kind.
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onsolidate: v. To combine into one body or system.
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orrosion: n. Gradual decay by crumbling or surface disintegration.
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ssimilate: v. To adapt.
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urfeit: v. To feed to fullness or to satiety.
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tigma: n. A mark of infamy or token of disgrace attaching to a person as the result of evil-doing.
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nnovate: v. To introduce or strive to introduce new things.
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apacious: adj. Disposed to seize by violence or by unlawful or greedy methods.
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xhaustible: adj. Causing or tending to cause exhaustion.
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nquire: v. To ask information about.
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horoughfare: n. A public street or road.
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ransferrer: n. One who or that which conveys from one person or place to another.
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mportation: n. The act or practice of bringing from one country into another.
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oliloquy: n. A monologue.
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ubjection: n. The act of bringing into a state of submission.
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ascivious: adj. Lustful.
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onvalesce: v. To recover after a sickness.
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ffectual: adj. Efficient.
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ggregate: n. The entire number, sum, mass, or quantity of something.
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oilsome: adj. Laborious.
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mpute: v. To attribute.
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xternal: n. Anything relating or belonging to the outside.
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retful: adj. Disposed to peevishness.
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ppease: v. To soothe by quieting anger or indignation.
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ngratitude: n. Insensibility to kindness.
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ntimacy: n. Close or confidential friendship.
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mbolden: v. To give courage to.
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estator: n. The maker of a will.
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ctogenarian: adj. A person of between eighty and ninety years.
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inutia: n. A small or unimportant particular or detail.
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hermoelectricity: n. Electricity generated by differences of temperature,
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conomize: v. To spend sparingly.
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lemish: n. A mark that mars beauty.
w
ile: n. An act or a means of cunning deception.
o
verpay: v. To pay or reward in excess.
p
estilent: adj. Having a malign influence or effect.
p
entad: n. The number five.
s
imultaneous: adj. Occurring, done, or existing at the same time.
p
ossess: v. To own.
e
mancipate: v. To release from bondage.
l
ogic: n. The science of correct thinking.
d
eplore: v. To regard with grief or sorrow.
u
ltimate: adj. Beyond which there is nothing else.
o
bsolescent: adj. Passing out of use, as a word.
s
tellar: adj. Pertaining to the stars.
t
arnish: v. To lessen or destroy the luster of in any way.
a
bnegate: v. To renounce (a right or privilege).
i
nvasion: n. Encroachment, as by an act of intrusion or trespass.
c
onsistency: n. A state of permanence.
p
reexistence: n. Existence antecedent to something.
s
ynonym: n. A word having the same or almost the same meaning as some other.
v
enerable: adj. Meriting or commanding high esteem.
p
roverb: n. A brief, pithy saying, condensing in witty or striking form the wisdom of experience.
a
necdote: n. A brief account of some interesting event or incident.
f
erocity: n. Savageness.
m
ystification: n. The act of artfully perplexing.
t
rajectory: n. The path described by a projectile moving under given forces.
c
reed: n. A formal summary of fundamental points of religious belief.
p
enurious: adj. Excessively sparing in the use of money.
f
ormula: n. Fixed rule or set form.
p
reponderant: adj. Prevalent.
s
apient: adj. Possessing wisdom.
p
rescience: n. Knowledge of events before they take place.
p
erception: n. Knowledge through the senses of the existence and properties of matter or the external world.
i
ngraft: v. To set or implant deeply and firmly.
a
dmonish: v. To warn of a fault.
r
eciprocate: v. To give and take mutually.
n
ectarine: n. A variety of the peach.
b
elay: v. To make fast, as a rope, by winding round a cleat.
m
unicipality: n. A district enjoying municipal government.
s
ecession: n. Voluntary withdrawal from fellowship, especially from political or religious bodies.
n
etwork: n. Anything that presents a system of cross- lines.
l
ocomotion: n. The act or power of moving from one place to another.
d
yne: n. The force which, applied to a mass of one gram for 1 second, would give it a velocity of 1 cm/s.
e
xigency: n. A critical period or condition.
f
orejudge: v. To judge of before hearing evidence.
c
orrigible: adj. Capable of reformation.
f
issure: n. A crack or crack-like depression.
h
ospitality: n. The practice of receiving and entertaining strangers and guests with kindness.
m
achinist: n. One who makes or repairs machines, or uses metal-working tools.
a
bed: adv. In bed; on a bed.
a
verse: adj. Reluctant.
l
acteal: adj. Milky.
e
xasperate: v. To excite great anger in.
v
ertex: n. Apex.
c
lose-hauled: adj. Having the sails set for sailing as close to the wind as possible.
s
emiannual: adj. Recurring at intervals of six months.
d
rought: n. Dry weather, especially when so long continued as to cause vegetation to wither.
t
orrid: adj. Excessively hot.
s
ubvert: v. To bring to ruin.
r
ectitude: n. The quality of being upright in principles and conduct.
n
estling: adj. Recently hatched.
i
nstantaneous: adj. Done without perceptible lapse of time.
c
aption: n. A heading, as of a chapter, section, document, etc.
p
erceive: v. To have knowledge of, or receive impressions concerning, through the medium of the body senses.
j
udgment: n. The faculty by the exercise of which a deliberate conclusion is reached.
r
emonstrance: n. Reproof.
i
nchoate: adj. Incipient.
v
ociferance: n. The quality of making a clamor.
a
bject: adj. Sunk to a low condition.
p
roffer: v. To offer to another for acceptance.
a
ngelic: adj. Saintly.
i
nduct: v. To bring in.
l
igneous: adj. Having the texture of appearance of wood.
d
issection: n. The act or operation of cutting in pieces, specifically of a plant or an animal.
e
goism: n. The theory that places man's chief good in the completeness of self.
p
robation: n. Any proceeding designed to ascertain or test character, qualification, or the like.
a
uricle: n. One of the two chambers of the heart which receives the blood from the veins.
a
ssonant: adj. Having resemblance of sound.
c
lairvoyance: n. Intuitive sagacity or perception.
s
olar: adj. Pertaining to the sun.
a
mphitheater: n. An edifice of elliptical shape, constructed about a central open space or arena.
s
ignificance: n. Importance.
s
equent: adj. Following in the order of time.
t
emporary: adj. Lasting for a short time only.
a
stringent: adj. Harsh in disposition or character.
f
undamental: adj. Basal.
r
ecline: v. To cause to assume a leaning or recumbent attitude or position.
p
hilanthropy: n. Active humanitarianism.
c
hronometer: n. A portable timekeeper of the highest attainable precision.
s
agacious: adj. Able to discern and distinguish with wise perception.
d
emented: adj. Insane.
p
oetic: adj. Pertaining to poetry.
l
ikelihood: n. A probability.
u
ndergarment: n. A garment to be worn under the ordinary outer garments.
a
llot: v. To assign a definite thing or part to a certain person.
v
enison: n. The flesh of deer.
t
ransferable: adj. Capable of being conveyed from one person or place to another.
n
oticeable: adj. Perceptible.
r
esonance: n. The quality of being able to reinforce sound by sympathetic vibrations.
p
arlance: n. Mode of speech.
v
ariation: n. Modification.
s
atirize: v. To treat with sarcasm or derisive wit.
l
andscape: n. A rural view, especially one of picturesque effect, as seen from a distance or an elevation.
s
entience: n. Capacity for sensation or sense-perception.
c
onsort: n. A companion or associate.
d
efault: n. The neglect or omission of a legal requirement.
p
ossession: n. The having, holding, or detention of property in one's power or command.
i
mmerse: v. To plunge or dip entirely under water or other fluid.
m
atrix: n. That which contains and gives shape or form to anything.
p
hilately: n. The study and collection of stamps.
d
ominate: v. To influence controllingly.
p
ersist: v. To continue steadfast against opposition.
m
omentary: adj. Lasting but a short time.
s
uperannuate: v. To become deteriorated or incapacitated by long service.
g
lutinous: adj. Sticky.
d
isavowal: n. Denial.
o
verpass: v. To pass across or over, as a river.
b
iennial: n. A plant that produces leaves and roots the first year and flowers and fruit the second.
p
racticable: adj. Feasible.
f
lorist: n. A dealer in flowers.
p
ioneer: n. One among the first to explore a country.
n
eopaganism: n. A new or revived paganism.
c
oalescence: n. The act or process of coming together so as to form one body, combination, or product.
r
udimentary: adj. Being in an initial, early, or incomplete stage of development.
p
reamble: n. A statement introductory to and explanatory of what follows.
t
echnography: n. The scientific description or study of human arts and industries in their historic development.
t
ransgress: v. To break a law.
d
isburden: v. To disencumber.
s
warthy: adj. Having a dark hue, especially a dark or sunburned complexion.
c
omparable: adj. Fit to be compared.
n
it: n. The egg of a louse or some other insect.
t
estimonial: n. A formal token of regard, often presented in public.
p
reengage: v. To preoccupy.
f
rugal: adj. Economical.
d
issentious: adj. Contentious.
i
nvestigator: n. One who investigates.
f
lag-officer: n. The captain of a flag-ship.
t
reatise: n. An elaborate literary composition presenting a subject in all its parts.
m
etallurgy: n. The art or science of extracting a metal from ores, as by smelting.
p
relate: n. One of a higher order of clergy having direct authority over other clergy.
n
asal: adj. Pertaining to the nose.
m
uddle: v. To confuse or becloud, especially with or as with drink.
w
iry: adj. Thin, but tough and sinewy.
c
ommute: v. To put something, especially something less severe, in place of.
c
ensorious: adj. Judging severely or harshly.
f
ungus: n. A plant destitute of chlorophyll, as a mushroom.
w
himsical: adj. Capricious.
b
edeck: v. To cover with ornament.
e
squire: n. A title of dignity, office, or courtesy.
r
epository: n. A place in which goods are stored.
e
pilogue: n. The close of a narrative or dramatic poem.
d
isbeliever: n. One who refuses to believe.
t
irade: n. Harangue.
i
ntention: n. That upon which the mind is set.
i
mplicit: adj. Implied.
p
rescript: adj. Prescribed as a rule or model.
i
nsurgence: n. Uprising.
a
queduct: n. A water-conduit, particularly one for supplying a community from a distance.
c
hameleon: adj. Changeable in appearance.
e
licit: v. To educe or extract gradually or without violence.
p
arley: v. To converse in.
i
nsensible: adj. Imperceptible.
p
oesy: n. Poetry.
c
haos: n. Any condition of which the elements or parts are in utter disorder and confusion.
a
mpere: n. The practical unit of electric-current strength.
c
omparative: adj. Relative.
a
rborescent: adj. Having the nature of a tree.
g
lobose: adj. Spherical.
i
ndivertible: adj. That can not be turned aside.
b
ronchitis: n. Inflammation of the bronchial tubes.
a
bstain: v. To keep oneself back (from doing or using something).
w
reak: v. To inflict, as a revenge or punishment.
l
oneliness: n. Solitude.
d
eponent: adj. Laying down.
l
ibel: n. Defamation.
i
mplausible: adj. Not plausible.
e
xemplar: n. A model, pattern, or original to be copied or imitated.
P
ariah: n. A member of a degraded class; a social outcast.
i
nkling: n. A hint.
i
nhuman: adj. Savage.
o
ffhand: adv. Without preparation.
d
iphthong: n. The sound produced by combining two vowels in to a single syllable or running together the sounds.
h
abitual: adj. According to usual practice.
d
rudgery: n. Hard and constant work in any menial or dull occupation.
c
ynosure: n. That to which general interest or attention is directed.
r
ecreate: v. To refresh after labor.
a
do: n. unnecessary activity or ceremony.
d
isavow: v. To disclaim responsibility for.
p
ungency: n. The quality of affecting the sense of smell.
i
nscribe: v. To enter in a book, or on a list, roll, or document, by writing.
c
aricature: n. a picture or description in which natural characteristics are exaggerated or distorted.
s
tringency: n. Strictness.
i
nsistent: adj. Urgent.
p
itiful: adj. Wretched.
r
epulse: n. The act of beating or driving back, as an attacking or advancing enemy.
e
xhaustion: n. Deprivation of strength or energy.
b
etide: v. To happen to or befall.
w
izen: v. To become or cause to become withered or dry.
p
ugnacious: adj. Quarrelsome.
p
apacy: n. The official head of the Roman Catholic Church.
m
igratory: adj. Wandering.
l
eft-handed: adj. Using the left hand or arm more dexterously than the right.
p
lurality: n. A majority.
e
vict: v. To dispossess pursuant to judicial decree.
b
rogue: n. Any dialectic pronunciation of English, especially that of the Irish people.
b
orough: n. An incorporated village or town.
a
lleviate: v. To make less burdensome or less hard to bear.
i
ndiscernible: adj. Not perceptible.
e
xhale: v. To breathe forth.
a
rboretum: n. A botanical garden or place devoted to the cultivation of trees or shrubs.
m
emento: n. A souvenir.
c
arnal: adj. Sensual.
d
evious: adj. Out of the common or regular track.
f
oreknowledge: n. Prescience.
q
uarto: n. An eight-page newspaper of any size.
p
roscribe: v. To reject, as a teaching or a practice, with condemnation or denunciation.
h
umanize: v. To make gentle or refined.
i
nopportune: adj. Unsuitable or inconvenient, especially as to time.
e
xplicate: v. To clear from involvement.
s
apid: adj. Affecting the sense of taste.
p
roceed: v. To renew motion or action, as after rest or interruption.
c
ovenant: n. An agreement entered into by two or more persons or parties.
a
ccursed: adj. Doomed to evil, misery, or misfortune.
o
rator: n. One who delivers an elaborate or formal speech.
e
xhaust: v. To empty by draining off the contents.
e
uphonious: adj. Characterized by agreeableness of sound.
u
ngainly: adj. Clumsy.
p
erquisite: n. Any profit from service beyond the amount fixed as salary or wages.
e
nthrone: v. To invest with sovereign power.
p
arse: v. To describe, as a sentence, by separating it into its elements and describing each word.
s
alvo: n. A salute given by firing all the guns, as at the funeral of an officer.
p
ertinacity: n. Unyielding adherence.
d
issemble: v. To hide by pretending something different.
a
chromatic: adj. Colorless,
h
eritage: n. Birthright.
m
onomania: n. The unreasonable pursuit of one idea.
f
lagrant: adj. Openly scandalous.
m
edallion: n. A large medal.
g
yroscope: n. An instrument for illustrating the laws of rotation.
b
eget: v. To produce by sexual generation.
u
ndeceive: v. To free from deception, as by apprising of the real state of affairs.
n
utritive: adj. Having nutritious properties.
b
reaker: n. One who trains horses, dogs, etc.
r
esonance: adj. Able to reinforce sound by sympathetic vibrations.
s
uave: adj. Smooth and pleasant in manner.
c
ryptogram: n. Anything written in characters that are secret or so arranged as to have hidden meaning.
l
anguor: n. Lassitude of body or depression.
r
evisal: n. Revision.
d
arkling: adv. Blindly.
p
reemption: n. The right or act of purchasing before others.
i
ntermittent: adj. A temporary discontinuance.
a
uxiliary: n. One who or that which aids or helps, especially when regarded as subsidiary or accessory.
d
iscomfit: v. To put to confusion.
a
rbitrate: v. To act or give judgment as umpire.
m
uleteer: n. A mule-driver.
l
uminescence: n. Showing increase.
b
olster: v. To support, as something wrong.
e
xtortion: n. The practice of obtaining by violence or compulsion.
a
piary: n. A place where bees are kept.
s
uggestible: adj. That can be suggested.
v
acuum: n. A space entirely devoid of matter.
d
issimilar: adj. Different.
e
t cetera: Latin. And so forth.
i
mpair: v. To cause to become less or worse.
p
eaceful: adj. Tranquil.
e
xpand: v. To increase in range or scope.
n
octurnal: adj. Of or pertaining to the night.
o
culist: n. One versed or skilled in treating diseases of the eye.
f
anatic: n. A religious zealot.
s
omniferous: adj. Tending to produce sleep.
e
ffeminacy: n. Womanishness.
v
oracious: adj. Eating with greediness or in very large quantities.
d
isrupt: v. To burst or break asunder.
a
cquiesce: v. To comply; submit.
z
eitgeist: n. The intellectual and moral tendencies that characterize any age or epoch.
a
busive: adj. Employing harsh words or ill treatment.
d
isregard: v. To take no notice of.
m
inion: n. A servile favorite.
i
ndomitable: adj. Unconquerable.
s
iege: n. A beleaguerment.
g
ossamer: adj. Flimsy.
c
enturion: n. A captain of a company of one hundred infantry in the ancient Roman army.
o
utreach: v. To reach or go beyond.
e
xecutor: n. A person nominated by the will of another to execute the will.
o
verdose: n. An excessive dose, usually so large a dose of a medicine that its effect is toxic.
o
rigin: n. The beginning of that which becomes or is made to be.
i
ncompressible: adj. Resisting all attempts to reduce volume by pressure.
e
ntrench: v. To fortify or protect, as with a trench or ditch and wall.
p
redicate: v. To state as belonging to something.
c
opious: adj. Plenteous.
d
epository: n. A place where anything is kept in safety.
r
eflectible: adj. Capable of being turned back.
p
ediatrics: n. The department of medical science that relates to the treatment of diseases of childhood.
c
ounting-house: n. A house or office used for transacting business, bookkeeping, correspondence, etc.
p
robe: v. To search through and through.
o
pposite: adj. Radically different or contrary in action or movement.
d
aring: adj. Brave.
p
iccolo: n. A small flute.
a
rboriculture: n. The cultivation of trees or shrubs.
i
nlet: n. A small body of water leading into a larger.
c
onsonance: n. The state or quality of being in accord with.
r
avenous: adj. Furiously voracious or hungry.
e
nergetic: adj. Working vigorously.
c
hateau: n. A castle or manor-house.
o
ptic: n. Pertaining to the eye or vision.
q
uintessence: n. The most essential part of anything.
u
tility: n. Fitness for some desirable practical purpose.
a
djacent: n. That which is near or bordering upon.
w
ield: v. To use, control, or manage, as a weapon, or instrument, especially with full command.
p
owerless: adj. Impotent.
i
ntercession: n. Entreaty in behalf of others.
c
andor: n. The quality of frankness or outspokenness.
i
mpropriety: n. The state or quality of being unfit, unseemly, or inappropriate.
r
eprobate: n. One abandoned to depravity and sin.
b
umper: n. A cup or glass filled to the brim, especially one to be drunk as a toast or health.
u
ntimely: adj. Unseasonable.
e
ndue: v. To endow with some quality, gift, or grace, usually spiritual.
p
uerile: adj. Childish.
v
otive: adj. Dedicated by a vow.
a
ccurate: adj. Conforming exactly to truth or to a standard.
a
sperity: n. Harshness or roughness of temper.
z
ealot: n. One who espouses a cause or pursues an object in an immoderately partisan manner.
i
ncandescent: adj. White or glowing with heat.
t
heism: n. Belief in God.
v
elocity: n. Rapid motion.
h
ackney: v. To make stale or trite by repetition.
r
egent: n. One who is lawfully deputized to administer the government for the time being in the name of the ruler.
m
ediocre: adj. Ordinary.
e
questrian: adj. Pertaining to horses or horsemanship.
d
exterity: n. Readiness, precision, efficiency, and ease in any physical activity or in any mechanical work.
g
luttonous: adj. Given to excess in eating.
e
gotist: n. One given to self-mention or who is constantly telling of his own views and experiences.
r
eluctant: adj. Unwilling.
s
huffle: n. A mixing or changing the order of things.
p
roxy: n. A person who is empowered by another to represent him or her in a given matter.
v
ulgarity: n. Lack of refinement in conduct or speech.
p
revaricate: v. To use ambiguous or evasive language for the purpose of deceiving or diverting attention.
n
ugatory: adj. Having no power or force.
s
ubtrahend: n. That which is to be subtracted.
n
owhere: adv. In no place or state.
s
pecter: n. Apparition.
l
ogician: n. An expert reasoner.
h
avoc: n. Devastation.
r
eprimand: v. To chide or rebuke for a fault.
l
eeward: n. That side or direction toward which the wind blows.
d
enude: v. To strip the covering from.
h
ereditary: adj. Passing naturally from parent to child.
c
ontradictory: adj. Inconsistent with itself.
c
hivalry: n. The knightly system of feudal times with its code, usages and practices.
l
ivelihood: n. Means of subsistence.
t
riennial: adj. Taking place every third year.
t
utelar: adj. Protective.
s
ociable: adj. Inclined to seek company.
d
ecimate: v. To destroy a measurable or large proportion of.
d
ecipher: v. To find out the true words or meaning of, as something hardly legible.
f
oppish: adj. Characteristic of one who is unduly devoted to dress and the niceties of manners.
p
ositive: adj. Free from doubt or hesitation.
e
xcretion: n. The getting rid of waste matter.
p
leasurable: adj. Affording gratification.
s
extuple: adj. Multiplied by six.
u
naffected: adj. Sincere.
r
ivulet: n. A small stream or brook.
s
entence: n. A related group of words containing a subject and a predicate and expressing a complete thought.
i
ntoxicate: v. To make drunk.
d
erisible: adj. Open to ridicule.
p
ayee: n. A person to whom money has been or is to be paid.
e
poch: n. A interval of time, memorable for extraordinary events.
r
elegate: v. To send off or consign, as to an obscure position or remote destination.
r
ecover: v. To regain.
s
ubservience: n. The quality, character, or condition of being servilely following another's behests.
c
ompressible: adj. Capable of being pressed into smaller compass.
a
nemia: n. Deficiency of blood or red corpuscles.
w
ell-doer: n. A performer of moral and social duties.
a
ssassin: n. One who kills, or tries to kill, treacherously or secretly.
s
atiric: adj. Resembling poetry, in which vice, incapacity ,or corruption is held up to ridicule.
l
ingua: n. The tongue.
k
ernel: n. A grain or seed.
c
onformity: n. Correspondence in form, manner, or use.
e
quilibrium: n. A state of balance.
m
isplace: v. To put into a wrong place.
m
agnanimous: adj. Generous in treating or judging others.
a
wry adv. &: adj. Out of the proper form, direction, or position.
a
ffect: v. To act upon
g
yrate: v. To revolve.
a
ristocracy: n. A hereditary nobility
u
rchin: n. A roguish, mischievous boy.
c
onformation: n. General structure, form, or outline.
i
mmaculate: adj. Without spot or blemish.
m
aroon: v. To put ashore and abandon (a person) on a desolate coast or island.
p
erambulate: v. To walk about.
c
redence: n. Belief.
d
etrude: v. To push down forcibly.
a
ccomplice: n. An associate in wrong-doing.
l
egitimacy: n. Accordance with law.
a
pothecary: n. One who keeps drugs for sale and puts up prescriptions.
p
lagiarism: n. The stealing of passages from the writings of another and publishing them as one's own.
b
arograph: n. An instrument that registers graphically and continuously the atmospheric pressure.
p
rattle: v. To utter in simple or childish talk.
g
rapple: v. To take hold of.
h
eterodox: adj. At variance with any commonly accepted doctrine or opinion.
p
roviso: n. A clause in a contract, will, etc., by which its operation is rendered conditional.
r
eadjust: v. To put in order after disarrangement.
t
reacherous: adj. Perfidious.
a
cademy: n. Any institution where the higher branches of learning are taught.
a
pprehensible: adj. Capable of being conceived.
d
esiccant: n. Any remedy which, when applied externally, dries up or absorbs moisture, as that of wounds.
c
onfiscate: v. To appropriate (private property) as forfeited to the public use or treasury.
p
auperism: n. Dependence on charity.
v
itiate: v. To contaminate.
p
estilential: adj. having the nature of or breeding pestilence.
o
nset: n. An assault, especially of troops, upon an enemy or fortification.
i
nflammable: adj. Easily set on fire or excited.
a
brogate: v. To abolish, repeal.
m
etaphysical: adj. Philosophical.
m
irage: n. An optical effect looking like a sheet of water in the desert.
k
ilometer: n. A length of 1,000 meters.
e
nkindle: v. To set on fire.
e
xtinguish: v. To render extinct.
e
xuberant: adj. Marked by great plentifulness.
s
tealth: n. A concealed manner of acting.
p
atriotism: n. Love and devotion to one's country.
m
alefactor: n. One who injures another.
m
oat: n. A ditch on the outside of a fortress wall.
m
oralist: n. A writer on ethics.
g
enital: adj. Of or pertaining to the animal reproductive organs.
c
arnivorous: adj. Eating or living on flesh.
p
erhaps: adv. Possibly.
c
ajole: v. To impose on or dupe by flattering speech.
h
eteromorphic: adj. Deviating from the normal form or standard type.
d
iacritical: adj. Marking a difference.
m
agnetize: v. To make a magnet of, permanently, or temporarily.
p
ious: adj. Religious.
a
rchbishop: n. The chief of the bishops of an ecclesiastical province in the Greek, Roman, and Anglican church.
e
nthrall: v. To bring or hold under any overmastering influence.
i
ncite: v. To rouse to a particular action.
d
iffusion: n. Dispersion.
u
nlimited: adj. Unconstrained.
f
orebode: v. To be an omen or warning sign of, especially of evil.
r
upture: v. To separate the parts of by violence.
v
egetarian: n. One who believes in the theory that man's food should be exclusively vegetable.
g
uy: n. Stay-rope.
t
annery: n. A place where leather is tanned.
s
upernatural: adj. Caused miraculously or by the immediate exercise of divine power.
o
vereat: v. To eat to excess.
g
enitive: adj. Indicating source, origin, possession, or the like.
m
orbid: adj. Caused by or denoting a diseased or unsound condition of body or mind.
s
ecrecy: n. Concealment.
p
referential: adj. Possessing, giving, or constituting preference or priority.
c
aptious: adj. Hypercritical.
p
udgy: adj. Small and fat.
c
apitulate: v. To surrender or stipulate terms.
v
ulnerable: adj. Capable of receiving injuries.
i
rritate: v. To excite ill temper or impatience in.
d
eclarative: adj. Containing a formal, positive, or explicit statement or affirmation.
a
ccouter: v. To dress.
a
bjure: v. To recant, renounce, repudiate under oath.
m
olt: v. To cast off, as hair, feathers, etc.
a
nemometer: n. An instrument for measuring the force or velocity of wind.
m
icroscopic: adj. Adapted to or characterized by minute observation.
d
evilry: n. Malicious mischief.
n
ominate: v. To designate as a candidate for any office.
c
onsensus: n. A collective unanimous opinion of a number of persons.
s
arcophagus: n. A stone coffin or a chest-like tomb.
f
lection: n. The act of bending.
e
vert: v. To turn inside out.
d
ecimal: adj. Founded on the number 10.
p
ageant: n. A dramatic representation, especially a spectacular one.
a
crimony: n. Sharpness or bitterness of speech or temper.
d
ecent: adj. Characterized by propriety of conduct, speech, manners, or dress.
s
ubjugate: v. To conquer.
b
lithesome: adj. Cheerful.
p
olyarchy: n. Government by several or many persons of what- ever class.
a
nnunciation: n. Proclamation.
m
ountainous: adj. Full of or abounding in mountains.
c
oncerto: n. A musical composition.
p
rospector: n. One who makes exploration, search, or examination, especially for minerals.
p
rehension: n. The act of laying hold of or grasping.
h
eartrending: adj. Very depressing.
m
agnitude: n. Importance.
i
nfirm: adj. Lacking in bodily or mental strength.
l
eisure: n. Spare time.
r
etort: n. A retaliatory speech.
g
esture: n. A movement or action of the hands or face, expressive of some idea or emotion.
e
xtradition: n. The surrender by a government of a person accused of crime to the justice of another government.
f
ortify: v. To provide with defensive works.
p
reempt: v. To secure the right of preference in the purchase of public land.
p
rehensile: adj. Adapted for grasping or holding.
p
illage: n. Open robbery, as in war.
Q
uixotic: adj. Chivalrous or romantic to a ridiculous or extravagant degree.
s
upersede: v. To displace.
m
an-eater: n. An animal that devours human beings.
i
nsufficiency: n. Inadequacy.
a
ppellation: n. The name or title by which a particular person, class, or thing is called.
d
eclamatory: adj. A full and formal style of utterance.
i
narticulate: adj. Speechless.
m
eddlesome: adj. Interfering.
c
onservative: adj. Adhering to the existing order of things.
d
idactic: adj. Pertaining to teaching.
c
ompliment: v. To address or gratify with expressions of delicate praise.
h
ard-hearted: adj. Lacking pity or sympathy.
s
econdary: adj. Less important or effective than that which is primary.
a
bstemious: adj. Characterized by self denial or abstinence, as in the use of drink, food.
p
relude: n. An introductory or opening performance.
p
luperfect: adj. Expressing past time or action prior to some other past time or action.
a
ssuage: v. To cause to be less harsh, violent, or severe, as excitement, appetite, pain, or disease.
i
nception: n. The beginning.
c
ommingle: v. To blend.
p
rimitive: adj. Pertaining to the beginning or early times.
s
entient: adj. Possessing the power of sense or sense-perception.
b
ulbous: adj. Of, or pertaining to, or like a bulb.
f
estal: adj. Joyous.
d
iplomatic: adj. Characterized by special tact in negotiations.
h
ypnosis: n. An artificial trance-sleep.
m
issal: n. The book containing the service for the celebration of mass.
c
onscientious: adj. Governed by moral standard.
e
xclamation: n. An abrupt or emphatic expression of thought or of feeling.
p
are: v. To cut, shave, or remove (the outside) from anything.
d
enizen: n. Inhabitant.
b
oisterous: adj. Unchecked merriment or animal spirits.
c
ontiguity: n. Proximity.
c
anine: adj. Characteristic of a dog.
l
andlord: n. A man who owns and lets a tenement or tenements.
r
efusal: n. Denial of what is asked.
c
ontributor: n. One who gives or furnishes, in common with others, for a common purpose.
w
eal: n. Well-being.
b
allad: n. Any popular narrative poem, often with epic subject and usually in lyric form.
h
emorrhage: n. Discharge of blood from a ruptured or wounded blood-vessel.
d
isrobe: v. To unclothe.
t
remor: n. An involuntary trembling or shivering.
c
ourse: n. Line of motion or direction.
a
bsence: n. The fact of not being present or available.
d
onator: n. One who makes a donation or present.
c
onfluent: n. A stream that unites with another.
u
pheave: v. To raise or lift with effort.
c
ondense: v. To abridge.
a
bidance: n. An abiding.
i
nsignificant: adj. Without importance, force, or influence.
i
mpoverish: v. To make indigent or poor.
a
bridgment: n. A condensed form as of a book or play.
a
utumnal: adj. Of or pertaining to autumn.
h
esitation: n. Vacillation.
r
efractory: adj. Not amenable to control.
p
erusal: n. The act of reading carefully or thoughtfully.
s
alutation: n. Any form of greeting, hailing, or welcome, whether by word or act.
o
gre: n. A demon or monster that was supposed to devour human beings.
i
nquisition: n. A court or tribunal for examination and punishment of heretics.
i
llusory: adj. Deceiving or tending to deceive, as by false appearance.
h
umanitarian: n. A philanthropist.
d
ebonair: adj. Having gentle or courteous bearing or manner.
d
iscard: v. To reject.
c
ontumacy: n. Contemptuous disregard of the requirements of rightful authority.
d
utiful: adj. Obedient.
p
eter: v. To fail or lose power, efficiency, or value.
s
pherometer: n. An instrument for measuring curvature or radii of spherical surfaces.
i
lliberal: adj. Stingy.
m
onastery: n. A dwelling-place occupied in common by persons under religious vows of seclusion.
d
ilate: v. To enlarge in all directions.
p
riggish: adj. Conceited.
e
fflorescent: adj. Opening in flower.
i
solate: v. To separate from others of its kind.
t
rinity: n. A threefold personality existing in the one divine being or substance.
d
etriment: n. Something that causes damage, depreciation, or loss.
c
ollier: n. One who works in a coal-mine.
p
urveyor: n. one who supplies
s
acrilege: n. The act of violating or profaning anything sacred.
l
uxuriate: v. To live sumptuously.
p
arentage: n. The relation of parent to child, of the producer to the produced, or of cause to effect.
n
utriment: n. That which nourishes.
d
rainage: n. The means of draining collectively, as a system of conduits, trenches, pipes, etc.
a
matory: adj. Designed to excite love.
t
ransfuse: v. To pour or cause to pass, as a fluid, from one vessel to another.
s
pecious: adj. Plausible.
d
efraud: v. To deprive of something dishonestly.
p
eaceable: adj. Tranquil.
b
iology: n. The science of life or living organisms.
b
efog: v. To confuse.
a
ccuse: v. To charge with wrong doing, misconduct, or error.
d
istill: v. To extract or produce by vaporization and condensation.
e
xplosive: adj. Pertaining to a sudden and violent outbreak.
e
nact: v. To make into law, as by legislative act.
p
andemonium: n. A fiendish or riotous uproar.
s
uperintendent: n. One who has the charge and direction of, especially of some work or movement.
w
ee: adj. Very small.
g
round: n. A pavement or floor or any supporting surface on which one may walk.
p
ropaganda: n. Any institution or systematic scheme for propagating a doctrine or system.
t
olerance: n. Forbearance in judging of the acts or opinions of others.
n
evertheless: conj. Notwithstanding.
g
eology: n. The department of natural science that treats of the constitution and structure of the earth.
s
tationary: adj. Not moving.
s
tanza: n. A group of rimed lines, usually forming one of a series of similar divisions in a poem.
i
mbrue: v. To wet or moisten.
f
orgo: v. To deny oneself.
a
bsolve: v. To free from sin or its penalties.
g
astric: adj. Of, pertaining to, or near the stomach.
d
iscolor: v. To stain.
e
ffulgence: n. Splendor.
b
erth: n. A bunk or bed in a vessel, sleeping-car, etc.
e
quitable: adj. Characterized by fairness.
f
ilibuster: n. One who attempts to obstruct legislation.
j
ovial: adj. Merry.
c
onscious: adj. Aware that one lives, feels, and thinks.
a
ural: adj. Of or pertaining to the ear.
e
cstasy: n. Rapturous excitement or exaltation.
c
onsummate: v. To bring to completion.
b
lazon: v. To make widely or generally known.
s
ebaceous: adj. Pertaining to or appearing like fat.
p
lenitude: n. Abundance.
i
ncinerate: v. To reduce to ashes.
i
mpotent: adj. Destitute of or lacking in power, physical, moral, or intellectual.
p
arallelism: n. Essential likeness.
l
egitimate: adj. Having the sanction of law or established custom.
c
rystallize: v. To bring together or give fixed shape to.
s
pasmodic: adj. Convulsive.
o
rate: v. To deliver an elaborate or formal public speech.
s
ardonic: adj. Scornfully or bitterly sarcastic.
m
ordacious: adj. Biting or giving to biting.
b
enevolent: adj. Loving others and actively desirous of their well-being.
c
aste: n. The division of society on artificial grounds.
v
olatile: adj. Changeable.
s
imilitude: n. Similarity.
h
alcyon: adj. Calm.
h
irsute: adj. Having a hairy covering.
p
hysique: n. The physical structure or organization of a person.
d
epth: n. Deepness.
s
oldier: n. A person engaged in military service.
s
uperheat: v. To heat to excess.
s
eminary: n. A special school, as of theology or pedagogics.
s
tudious: adj. Having or showing devotion to the acquisition of knowledge.
f
rowzy: adj. Slovenly in appearance.
d
rastic: adj. Acting vigorously.
b
ombardier: n. A person who has charge of mortars, bombs, and shells.
t
oleration: n. A spirit of charitable leniency.
t
erminal: adj. Pertaining to or creative of a boundary, limit.
c
orollary: n. A proposition following so obviously from another that it requires little demonstration.
g
uileless: adj. Frank.
t
reasonable: adj. Of the nature of betrayal, treachery, or breech of allegiance.
t
ranscendent: adj. Surpassing.
c
ant: v. To talk in a singsong, preaching tone with affected solemnity.
e
rratic: adj. Irregular.
t
ranquilize: v. To soothe.
f
ancier: n. One having a taste for or interest in special objects.
d
errick: n. An apparatus for hoisting and swinging great weights.
e
xpanse: n. A continuous area or stretch.
d
issension: n. Angry or violent difference of opinion.
q
uackery: n. Charlatanry
i
rreverence: n. The quality showing or expressing a deficiency of veneration, especially for sacred things.
a
lternate: n. One chosen to act in place of another, in case of the absence or incapacity of that other.
m
echanics: n. The branch of physics that treats the phenomena caused by the action of forces.
a
ncestry: n. One's ancestors collectively.
c
onsole: v. To comfort.
u
navoidable: adj. Inevitable.
v
ociferate: v. To utter with a loud and vehement voice.
v
olitive: adj. Exercising the will.
b
ristle: n. One of the coarse, stiff hairs of swine: used in brush-making, etc.
s
olace: n. Comfort in grief, trouble, or calamity.
u
nctuous: adj. Oily.
s
ynopsis: n. A syllabus or summary.
p
ropagate: v. To spread abroad or from person to person.
t
yrannical: adj. Despotic.
b
rowbeat: v. To overwhelm, or attempt to do so, by stern, haughty, or rude address or manner.
s
crupulous: adj. Cautious in action for fear of doing wrong.
e
ncompass: v. To encircle.
r
earrange: v. To arrange again or in a different order.
s
anctity: n. Holiness.
m
eliorate: v. To make better or improve, as in quality or social or physical condition.
i
neffable: adj. Unutterable.
s
older: n. A fusible alloy used for joining metallic surfaces or margins.
f
rivolous: adj. Trivial.
p
erfidy: n. Treachery.
a
tonement: n. Amends, reparation, or expiation made from wrong or injury.
r
esuscitate: v. To restore from apparent death.
e
migrant: n. One who moves from one place to settle in another.
e
dible: adj. Suitable to be eaten.
s
urveyor: n. A land-measurer.
a
musement: n. Diversion.
c
hromatic: adj. Belonging, relating to, or abounding in color.
a
rbitrary: adj. Fixed or done capriciously.
n
estle: v. To adjust cozily in snug quarters.
i
ncendiary: n. Chemical or person who starts a fire-literally or figuratively.
o
ust: v. To eject.
a
ffiliate: n. Some auxiliary person or thing.
i
nstructive: adj. Conveying knowledge.
a
ggravation: n. The fact of being made heavier or more heinous, as a crime , offense, misfortune, etc.
c
onstable: n. An officer whose duty is to maintain the peace.
r
ejoin: v. To reunite after separation.
m
agician: n. A sorcerer.
a
ppertain: v. To belong, as by right, fitness, association, classification, possession, or natural relation.
c
hristen: v. To name in baptism.
m
utiny: n. Rebellion against lawful or constituted authority.
f
ervor: n. Ardor or intensity of feeling.
r
edress: v. To set right, as a wrong by compensation or the punishment of the wrong-doer.
c
apillary: n. A minute vessel having walls composed of a single layer of cells.
s
imilar: adj. Bearing resemblance to one another or to something else.
k
iloliter: n. One thousand liters.
t
aut: adj. Stretched tight.
u
proot: v. To eradicate.
r
ecognize: v. To recall the identity of (a person or thing).
k
nickknack: n. A small article, more for ornament that use.
a
nnotate: v. To make explanatory or critical notes on or upon.
f
unctionary: n. An official.
p
robate: adj. Relating to making proof, as of a will.
p
remonition: n. Foreboding.
r
epellent: adj. Having power to force back in a manner, physically or mentally.
i
mpersonate: v. To appear or act in the character of.
a
uthentic: adj. Of undisputed origin.
a
rraign: v. To call into court, as a person indicted for crime, and demand whether he pleads guilty or not.
a
ngular: adj. Sharp-cornered.
c
hronology: n. The science that treats of computation of time or of investigation and arrangement of events.
p
recursor: n. A forerunner or herald.
s
peculator: n. One who makes an investment that involves a risk of loss, but also a chance of profit.
i
ntolerable: adj. Insufferable.
m
onotone: n. The sameness or monotony of utterance.
m
eretricious: adj. Alluring by false or gaudy show.
v
ivisection: n. The dissection of a living animal.
v
eracity: n. Truthfulness.
l
eaven: v. To make light by fermentation, as dough.
i
ntimidate: v. To cause to become frightened.
p
rudence: n. Caution.
m
isogamy: n. Hatred of marriage.
i
maginable: adj. That can be imagined or conceived in the mind.
s
entinel: n. Any guard or watch stationed for protection.
i
mpel: v. To drive or urge forward.
s
ympathetic: adj. Having a fellow-feeling for or like feelings with another or others.
p
ollute: v. To contaminate.
g
arrulous: adj. Given to constant trivial talking.
e
xacerbate: v. To make more sharp, severe, or virulent.
i
nterrogate: v. To examine formally by questioning.
h
ygiene: n. The branch of medical science that relates to improving health.
d
ispel: v. To drive away by or as by scattering in different directions.
c
ollective: adj. Consisting of a number of persons or objects considered as gathered into a mass, or sum.
m
eticulous: adj. Over-cautious.
p
eerage: n. The nobility.
m
aternal: adj. Pertaining or peculiar to a mother or to motherhood.
m
etaphor: n. A figure of speech in which one object is likened to another, by speaking as if the other.
p
hotoelectric: adj. Pertaining to the combined action of light and electricity.
a
bhorrence: n. The act of detesting extremely.
i
nvigorate: v. To animate.
m
isunderstand: v. To Take in a wrong sense.
n
egligible: adj. Transferable by assignment, endorsement, or delivery.
p
recision: n. Accuracy of limitation, definition, or adjustment.
l
egible: adj. That may be read with ease.
i
nfusion: n. The act of imbuing, or pouring in.
o
utskirt: n. A border region.
c
onnote: v. To mean; signify.
p
antoscope: n. A very wide-angled photographic lens.
t
ransience: n. Something that is of short duration.
s
uperintendence: n. Direction and management.
b
enediction: n. a solemn invocation of the divine blessing.
d
isclaim: v. To disavow any claim to, connection with, or responsibility to.
m
onosyllable: n. A word of one syllable.
n
otorious: adj. Unfavorably known to the general public.
f
orehead: n. The upper part of the face, between the eyes and the hair.
b
enignity: n. Kindness of feeling, disposition, or manner.
t
ipsy: adj. Befuddled with drinks.
n
ecessitate: v. To render indispensable.
a
utopsy: n. The examination of a dead body by dissection to ascertain the cause of death.
t
repidation: n. Nervous uncertainty of feeling.
m
alevolent: adj. Wishing evil to others.
b
iograph: n. A bibliographical sketch or notice.
d
ecamp: v. To leave suddenly or unexpectedly.
s
onorous: adj. Resonant.
p
endulous: adj. Hanging, especially so as to swing by an attached end or part.
a
nnihilate: v. To destroy absolutely.
i
nadmissible: adj. Not to be approved, considered, or allowed, as testimony.
m
alevolence: n. Ill will.
l
ode: n. A somewhat continuous unstratified metal- bearing vein.
f
orgery: n. Counterfeiting.
a
ntiphon: n. A response or alteration of responses, generally musical.
w
itchcraft: n. Sorcery.
a
ntenatal: adj. Occurring or existing before birth.
v
irago: n. A bold, impudent, turbulent woman.
i
gnominious: adj. Shameful.
d
iscernible: adj. Perceivable.
r
eady: adj. In a state of preparedness for any given purpose or occasion.
d
iscomfort: n. The state of being positively uncomfortable.
i
ndignant: adj. Having such anger and scorn as is aroused by meanness or wickedness.
s
ecretary: n. One who attends to correspondence, keeps records. or does other writing for others.
p
aragon: n. A model of excellence.
p
ulmonary: adj. Pertaining to the lungs.
i
mmoral: adj. Habitually engaged in licentious or lewd practices.
p
amphleteer: v. To compose or issue pamphlets, especially controversial ones.
i
rascible: adj. Prone to anger.
c
ame: n. A leaden sash-bar or grooved strip for fastening panes in stained-glass windows.
i
ll-natured: adj. Surly.
o
peretta: n. A humorous play in dialogue and music, of more than one act.
b
enefit: n. Helpful result.
d
escendent: adj. Proceeding downward.
p
anel: n. A rectangular piece set in or as in a frame.
r
ecitation: n. The act of reciting or repeating, especially in public and from memory.
v
erbose: adj. Wordy.
c
ollector: n. One who makes a collection, as of objects of art, books, or the like.
c
rustaceous: adj. Having a crust-like shell.
c
andid: adj. Straightforward.
c
ompetence: n. Adequate qualification or capacity.
l
actation: n. The secretion of milk.
g
lorious: adj. Of excellence and splendor.
c
onduit: n. A means for conducting something, particularly a tube, pipe, or passageway for a fluid.
C
anaanite: n. A member of one of the three tribes that dwelt in the land of Canaan, or western Palestine.
i
mportunate: adj. Urgent in character, request, or demand.
p
alliate: v. To cause to appear less guilty.
p
iecemeal: adv. Gradually.
r
ecapitulate: v. To repeat again the principal points of.
f
lexible: adj. Pliable.
c
hasten: v. To purify by affliction.
a
ntipodes: n. A place or region on the opposite side of the earth.
l
evity: n. Frivolity.
r
educible: adj. That may be reduced.
i
ndolent: adj. Habitually inactive or idle.
l
inguist: n. One who is acquainted with several languages.
r
obust: adj. Characterized by great strength or power of endurance.
i
llusion: n. An unreal image presented to the senses.
r
ondo: n. A musical composition during which the first part or subject is repeated several times.
u
nbiased: adj. Impartial, as judgment.
p
recipitate: v. To force forward prematurely.
i
nhibit: v. To hold back or in.
e
pidermis: n. The outer skin.
i
ntestacy: n. The condition resulting from one's dying not having made a valid will.
c
onsignee: n. A person to whom goods or other property has been entrusted.
c
ountercharge: v. To accuse in return.
p
rotuberance: n. Something that swells out from a surrounding surface.
b
rigadier: n. General officer who commands a brigade, ranking between a colonel and a major-general.
i
nert: adj. Inanimate.
i
ngredient: n. Component.
e
xempt: adj. Free, clear, or released, as from some liability, or restriction affecting others.
s
ubtend: v. To extend opposite to.
d
istrain: v. To subject a person to distress.
l
iable: adj. Justly or legally responsible.
n
ihilist: n. An advocate of the doctrine that nothing either exists or can be known.
t
ortious: adj. Wrongful.
r
ealism: n. The principle and practice of depicting persons and scenes as they are believed really to exist.
s
ympathize: v. To share the sentiments or mental states of another.
s
uffrage: n. The right or privilege of voting.
h
erbarium: n. A collection of dried plants scientifically arranged for study.
p
eremptory: adj. Precluding question or appeal.
c
omely: adj. Handsome.
d
isown: v. To refuse to acknowledge as one's own or as connected with oneself.
c
ataract: n. Opacity of the lens of the eye resulting in complete or partial blindness.
l
ewd: adj. Characterized by lust or lasciviousness.
b
efriend: v. To be a friend to, especially when in need.
a
ttorney-general: n. The chief law-officer of a government.
p
alinode: n. A retraction.
g
ynecology: n. The science that treats of the functions and diseases peculiar to women.
l
iberalism: n. Opposition to conservatism.
d
istinction: n. A note or designation of honor, officially recognizing superiority or success in studies.
i
nsufficient: adj. Inadequate for some need, purpose, or use.
m
ordant: adj. Biting.
v
ermin: n. A noxious or troublesome animal.
n
ausea: n. An affection of the stomach producing dizziness and usually an impulse to vomit
w
ean: v. To transfer (the young) from dependence on mother's milk to another form of nourishment.
m
isinterpret: v. To misunderstand.
p
araphrase: v. Translate freely.
a
ccessory: n. A person or thing that aids the principal agent.
c
ardiac: adj. Pertaining to the heart.
S
ybarite: n. A luxurious person.
i
naccessible: adj. Difficult of approach.
c
onclusive: adj. Sufficient to convince or decide.
p
leasant: adj. Agreeable.
i
rrepressible: adj. That can not be restrained or kept down.
e
nthuse: v. To yield to or display intense and rapturous feeling.
i
mprovident: adj. Lacking foresight or thrift.
o
bservance: n. A traditional form or customary act.
i
rrational: adj. Not possessed of reasoning powers or understanding.
e
xclude: v. To shut out purposely or forcibly.
v
ista: n. A view or prospect.
r
esource: n. That which is restored to, relied upon, or made available for aid or support.
a
nachronism: n. Anything occurring or existing out of its proper time.
b
eneficial: adj. Helpful.
d
eceit: n. Falsehood.
v
indicatory: adj. Punitive.
m
alcontent: n. One who is dissatisfied with the existing state of affairs.
r
eciprocal: adj. Mutually interchangeable or convertible.
d
ivest: v. To strip, specifically of clothes, ornaments, or accouterments or disinvestment.
f
oresee: v. To discern beforehand.
g
amble: v. To risk money or other possession on an event, chance, or contingency.
p
enultimate: adj. A syllable or member of a series that is last but one.
p
entameter: n. In prosody, a line of verse containing five units or feet.
u
nfavorable: adj. Adverse.
d
oubly: adv. In twofold degree or extent.
r
ecant: v. To withdraw formally one's belief (in something previously believed or maintained).
c
oincident: adj. Taking place at the same time.
n
eural: adj. Pertaining to the nerves or nervous system.
m
onition: n. Friendly counsel given by way of warning and implying caution or reproof.
c
omprehensive: adj. Large in scope or content.
p
honology: n. The science of human vocal sounds.
e
ffect: n. A consequence.
e
ffuse: v. To pour forth.
p
ellucid: adj. Translucent.
e
xpediency: n. Fitness to meet the requirements of a particular case.
b
awl: v. To proclaim by outcry.
o
bstruction: n. Hindrance.
g
rotto: n. A small cavern.
c
omprehensible: adj. Intelligible.
e
lectrotype: n. A metallic copy of any surface, as a coin.
r
etract: v. To recall or take back (something that one has said).
a
ssent: v. To express agreement with a statement or matter of opinion.
g
lacial: adj. Icy, or icily cold.
p
romontory: n. A high point of land extending outward from the coastline into the sea.
p
enetrable: adj. That may be pierced by physical, moral, or intellectual force.
e
xhaustive: adj. Thorough and complete in execution.
v
ortex: n. A mass of rotating or whirling fluid, especially when sucked spirally toward the center.
b
etrothal: n. Engagement to marry.
p
apyrus: n. The writing-paper of the ancient Egyptians, and later of the Romans.
d
un: v. To make a demand or repeated demands on for payment.
r
epeal: v. To render of no further effect.
s
ubmission: n. A yielding to the power or authority of another.
a
valanche: n. The fall or sliding of a mass of snow or ice down a mountain-slope, often bearing with it rock.
b
ecalm: v. To make quiet.
c
hastity: n. Sexual or moral purity.
l
inear: adj. Of the nature of a line.
p
artition: n. That which separates anything into distinct parts.
a
ugur: v. To predict.
r
ecidivist: n. A confirmed criminal.
i
lluminate: v. To supply with light.
m
agnet: n. A body possessing that peculiar form of polarity found in nature in the lodestone.
m
adden: v. To inflame with passion.
s
upernumerary: adj. Superfluous.
e
lusion: n. Evasion.
a
ntecedent: n. One who or that which precedes or goes before, as in time, place, rank, order, or causality.
d
iagnose: v. To distinguish, as a disease, by its characteristic phenomena.
v
incible: adj. Conquerable.
p
ostscript: n. Something added to a letter after the writer's signature.
p
erspicuous: adj. Lucid.
v
ioloncello: n. A stringed instrument held between the player's knees.
i
nhume: v. To place in the earth, as a dead body.
i
nfirmity: n. A physical, mental, or moral weakness or flaw.
A
rtesian well: n. A very deep bored well. water rises due to underground pressure
o
ctave: n. A note at this interval above or below any other, considered in relation to that other.
a
nimate: v. To make alive.
p
ropulsion: n. A driving onward or forward.
B
aconian: adj. Of or pertaining to Lord Bacon or his system of philosophy.
d
ictum: n. A positive utterance.
s
ensuous: adj. Having a warm appreciation of the beautiful or of the refinements of luxury.
p
aternal: adj. Fatherly.
a
ctuality: n. Any reality.
o
dious: adj. Hateful.
c
ynicism: n. Contempt for the opinions of others and of what others value.
t
imorous: adj. Lacking courage.
n
orm: n. A model.
s
tipend: n. A definite amount paid at stated periods in compensation for services or as an allowance.
n
ominal: adj. Trivial.
s
uccess: n. A favorable or prosperous course or termination of anything attempted.
d
elicacy: n. That which is agreeable to a fine taste.
e
pode: n. A species of lyric poems.
s
upplementary: adj. Being an addition to.
p
hotometry: n. The art of measuring the intensity of light.
o
pportune: adj. Especially fit as occurring, said, or done at the right moment.
j
ubilation: n. Exultation.
p
ercolate: v. To filter.
p
lummet: n. A piece of lead for making soundings, adjusting walls to the vertical.
e
xcavate: v. To remove by digging or scooping out.
t
imbre: n. The quality of a tone, as distinguished from intensity and pitch.
a
udible: adj. Loud enough to be heard.
d
isciplinary: adj. Having the nature of systematic training or subjection to authority.
n
onchalance: n. A state of mind indicating lack of interest.
r
elent: v. To yield.
s
taid: adj. Of a steady and sober character.
d
ivulge: v. To tell or make known, as something previously private or secret.
r
etaliate: v. To repay evil with a similar evil.
n
urture: n. The process of fostering or promoting growth.
p
rotocol: n. A declaration or memorandum of agreement less solemn and formal than a treaty.
e
xotic: adj. Foreign.
s
avor: v. To perceive by taste or smell.
d
olorous: adj. Expressing or causing sorrow or pain.
f
rigid: adj. Lacking warmth.
a
dherent: adj. Clinging or sticking fast.
o
paque: adj. Impervious to light.
a
lto: n. The lowest or deepest female voice or part.
t
urgid: adj. Swollen.
e
xtemporaneous: adj. Done or made without much or any preparation.
a
nalyst: n. One who analyzes or makes use of the analytical method.
c
ongeal: v. To coagulate.
c
onscript: v. To force into military service.
r
idiculous: adj. Laughable and contemptible.
g
rindstone: n. A flat circular stone, used for sharpening tools.
l
uminary: n. One of the heavenly bodies as a source of light.
h
enpeck: v. To worry or harass by ill temper and petty annoyances.
a
gitate: v. To move or excite (the feelings or thoughts).
b
ureaucracy: n. Government by departments of men transacting particular branches of public business.
i
mpetuosity: n. Rashness.
e
pigram: n. A pithy phrasing of a shrewd observation.
a
ssets: n. pl. Property in general, regarded as applicable to the payment of debts.
o
btrusive: adj. Tending to be pushed or to push oneself into undue prominence.
a
ccess: n. A way of approach or entrance; passage.
r
eclaim: v. To demand or to obtain the return or restoration of.
i
ncipient: adj. Initial.
a
mbiguous: adj. Having a double meaning.
p
edant: n. A scholar who makes needless and inopportune display of his learning.
s
urety: n. Security for payment or performance.
a
rtful: adj. Characterized by craft or cunning.
p
ersevere: v. To continue striving in spite of discouragements.
p
romoter: n. A furtherer, forwarder, or encourager.
d
issentient: n. One who disagrees.
i
mpunity: n. Freedom from punishment.
d
windle: v. To diminish or become less.
d
isreputable: adj. Dishonorable or disgraceful.
d
epositor: n. One who makes a deposit, or has an amount deposited.
s
tagy: adj. Having a theatrical manner.
r
ebut: v. To oppose by argument or a sufficient answer.
s
upplant: v. To take the place of.
p
assible: adj. Capable of feeling of suffering.
s
eismograph: n. An instrument for recording the phenomena of earthquakes.
i
nglorious: adj. Shameful.
p
harmacy: n. The art or business of compounding and dispensing medicines.
d
isplace: v. To put out of the proper or accustomed place.
m
onolith: n. Any structure or sculpture in stone formed of a single piece.
r
eplete: adj. Full to the uttermost.
b
latant: adj. Noisily or offensively loud or clamorous.
v
elvety: adj. Marked by lightness and softness.
a
dhere: v. To stick fast or together.
u
nguent: n. Any ointment or lubricant for local application.
h
arbinger: n. One who or that which foreruns and announces the coming of any person or thing.
a
ntediluvian: adj. Of or pertaining to the times, things, events before the great flood in the days of Noah.
l
iniment: n. A liquid preparation for rubbing on the skin in cases of bruises, inflammation, etc.
r
ecurrent: adj. Returning from time to time, especially at regular or stated intervals.
s
eparate: v. To take apart.
r
edundance: n. Excess.
o
utcast: n. One rejected and despised, especially socially.
a
roma: n. An agreeable odor.
m
otley: adj. Composed of heterogeneous or inharmonious elements.
h
ydrometer: n. An instrument for determining the density of solids and liquids by flotation.
p
harmacopoeia: n. A book containing the formulas and methods of preparation of medicines for the use of druggists.
d
iscrepant: adj. Opposite.
o
bligate: v. To hold to the fulfillment of duty.
o
utweigh: v. To surpass in importance or excellence.
s
usceptible: adj. Easily under a specified power or influence.
j
uicy: adj. Succulent.
p
recession: n. The act of going forward.
i
chthyosaurs: n. A fossil reptile.
a
llay: v. To calm the violence or reduce the intensity of; mitigate.
p
ercipience: n. The act of perceiving.
d
etract: v. To take away in such manner as to lessen value or estimation.
i
nfinite: adj. Measureless.
a
mbulate: v. To walk about
n
on-combatant: n. One attached to the army or navy, but having duties other than that of fighting.
l
exicon: n. A dictionary.
b
ibliophile: n. One who loves books.
a
ntiquate: v. To make old or out of date.
f
inancier: n. One skilled in or occupied with financial affairs or operations.
c
onciliatory: adj. Tending to reconcile.
a
nimalcule: n. An animal of microscopic smallness.
g
rotesque: adj. Incongruously composed or ill-proportioned.
m
inimize: v. To reduce to the smallest possible amount or degree.
h
armonious: adj. Concordant in sound.
c
ourtesy: n. Politeness originating in kindness and exercised habitually.
r
ecur: v. To happen again or repeatedly, especially at regular intervals.
e
volution: n. Development or growth.
u
nyoke: v. To separate.
m
onitory: n. Admonition or warning.
t
ranquil: adj. Calm.
c
ommemorate: v. To serve as a remembrance of.
a
llegory: n. The setting forth of a subject under the guise of another subject of aptly suggestive likeness.
g
enealogist: n. A tracer of pedigrees.
l
andholder: n. Landowner.
C
alvinism: n. The system of doctrine taught by John Calvin.
f
ragile: adj. Easily broken.
a
vow: v. To declare openly.
r
eminiscent: adj. Pertaining to the recollection of matters of personal interest.
r
ecrudescent: adj. Becoming raw or sore again.
e
mbellish: v. To make beautiful or elegant by adding attractive or ornamental features.
b
emoan: v. To lament
d
efamation: n. Malicious and groundless injury done to the reputation or good name of another.
e
lement: n. A component or essential part.
e
xcruciate: v. To inflict severe pain or agony upon.
s
luggard: n. A person habitually lazy or idle.
i
ndiscriminate: adj. Promiscuous.
m
isbehave: v. To behave ill.
e
dify: v. To build up, or strengthen, especially in morals or religion.
o
ral: adj. Uttered through the mouth.
c
ensus: n. An official numbering of the people of a country or district.
p
lenary: adj. Entire.
p
ompous: adj. Marked by an assumed stateliness and impressiveness of manner.
c
rucible: n. A trying and purifying test or agency.
o
pulence: n. Affluence.
p
lebeian: adj. Common.
c
ausal: adj. Indicating or expressing a cause.
a
nimadversion: n. The utterance of criticism or censure.
a
cquittance: n. Release or discharge from indebtedness, obligation, or responsibility.
s
iren: n. A sea-nymph, described by Homer as dwelling between the island of Circe and Scylla.
d
issertation: n. Thesis.
c
oncession: n. Anything granted or yielded, or admitted in response to a demand, petition, or claim.
m
oribund: adj. On the point of dying.
p
ersistence: n. A fixed adherence to a resolve, course of conduct, or the like.
c
onfide: v. To reveal in trust or confidence.
b
owler: n. In cricket, the player who delivers the ball.
c
ycloid: adj. Like a circle.
s
timulant: n. Anything that rouses to activity or to quickened action.
s
ubside: v. To relapse into a state of repose and tranquillity.
g
aily: adv. Merrily.
l
audable: adj. Praiseworthy.
n
avigate: v. To traverse by ship.
c
ourser: n. A fleet and spirited horse.
f
orthright: adv. With directness.
a
ntemeridian: adj. Before noon.
e
xplosion: n. A sudden and violent outbreak.
c
anary: adj. Of a bright but delicate yellow.
t
hermoelectric: adj. Denoting electricity produced by heat.
d
espair: n. Utter hopelessness and despondency.
r
idicule: n. Looks or acts expressing amused contempt.
a
pparition: n. Ghost.
e
normous: adj. Gigantic.
e
lude: v. To evade the search or pursuit of by dexterity or artifice.
d
isciple: n. One who believes the teaching of another, or who adopts and follows some doctrine.
d
isputation: n. Verbal controversy.
b
ullock: n. An ox.
a
eronautics: n. the art or practice of flying aircraft
a
cetate: n. A salt of acetic acid.
s
pinous: adj. Having spines.
c
ounterbalance: v. To oppose with an equal force.
f
oursome: adj. Consisting of four.
s
ubstantive: adj. Solid.
s
uspension: n. A hanging from a support.
e
ntreaty: n. An earnest request.
r
apid: adj. Having great speed.
p
yromania: n. An insane propensity to set things on fire.
d
issolve: v. To liquefy or soften, as by heat or moisture.
d
eviate: v. To take a different course.
a
postate: adj. False.
p
lural: adj. Containing or consisting of more than one.
s
umptuous: adj. Rich and costly.
f
acial: adj. Pertaining to the face.
s
yllabication: n. Division of words into that which is uttered in a single vocal impulse.
g
randiose: adj. Having an imposing style or effect.
t
ruculent: adj. Having the character or the spirit of a savage.
b
reach: n. The violation of official duty, lawful right, or a legal obligation.
u
nconscious: adj. Not cognizant of objects, actions, etc.
l
atent: adj. Dormant.
n
unnery: n. A convent for nuns.
d
isyllable: n. A word of two syllables.
c
osmos: n. The world or universe considered as a system, perfect in order and arrangement.
a
lternative: n. Something that may or must exist, be taken or chosen, or done instead of something else.
a
trocity: n. Great cruelty or reckless wickedness.
w
ane: v. To diminish in size and brilliancy.
a
mateur: adj. Practicing an art or occupation for the love of it, but not as a profession.
t
ransact: v. To do business.
t
rebly: adv. Triply.
e
xtrajudicial: adj. Happening out of court.
i
nsinuate: v. To imply.
d
endrology: n. The natural history of trees.
a
rrear: n. Something overdue and unpaid.
n
ovice: n. A beginner in any business or occupation.
o
ctagon: n. A figure with eight sides and eight angles.
p
edal: n. A lever for the foot usually applied only to musical instruments, cycles, and other machines.
a
mply: adv. Sufficiently.
v
egetal: adj. Of or pertaining to plants.
e
ntangle: v. To involve in difficulties, confusion, or complications.
s
anguineous: adj. Consisting of blood.
p
ermutation: n. Reciprocal change, different ordering of same items.
i
nanimate: adj. Destitute of animal life.
l
itigant: n. A party to a lawsuit.
s
tatuette: n. A figurine.
t
actics: n. Any maneuvering or adroit management for effecting an object.
q
uintet: n. Musical composition arranged for five voices or instruments.
e
quity: n. Fairness or impartiality.
p
robity: n. Virtue or integrity tested and confirmed.
l
oath: adj. Averse.
a
mplitude: n. Largeness.
s
omber: adj. Gloomy.
o
doriferous: adj. Having or diffusing an odor or scent, especially an agreeable one.
m
iscount: v. To make a mistake in counting.
s
yllabus: n. Outline of a subject, course, lecture, or treatise.
s
emicircle: n. A half-circle.
i
nherence: n. The state of being permanently existing in something.
d
imly: adv. Obscurely.
c
oagulate: v. To change into a clot or a jelly, as by heat, by chemical action, or by a ferment.
f
luctuate: v. To pass backward and forward irregularly from one state or degree to another.
t
rivial: adj. Of little importance or value.
o
utpost: n. A detachment of troops stationed at a distance from the main body to guard against surprise.
p
anorama: n. A series of large pictures representing a continuous scene.
v
ignette: n. A picture having a background or that is shaded off gradually.
s
cholarly: adj. Characteristic of an erudite person.
p
erjury: n. A solemn assertion of a falsity.
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igamist: n. One who has two spouses at the same time.
a
ppellate: adj. Capable of being appealed to.
a
ntagonism: n. Mutual opposition or resistance of counteracting forces, principles, or persons.
i
ntroductory: adj. Preliminary.
s
urround: v. To encircle.
p
arallel: v. To cause to correspond or lie in the same direction and equidistant in all parts.
d
uration: n. The period of time during which anything lasts.
v
isual: adj. Perceptible by sight.
b
utt: v. To strike with or as with the head, or horns.
d
emurrage: n. the detention of a vessel beyond the specified time of sailing.
h
exangular: adj. Having six angles.
f
orfeit: v. To lose possession of through failure to fulfill some obligation.
h
eterogeneity: n. Unlikeness of constituent parts.
p
honetic: adj. Representing articulate sounds or speech.
p
refix: v. To attach at the beginning.
c
ongregate: v. To bring together into a crowd.
a
ssailant: n. One who attacks.
n
eurology: n. The science of the nervous system.
i
nconsequential: adj. Valueless.
s
upple: adj. Easily bent.
e
ffervescent: adj. Giving off bubbles of gas.
k
eepsake: n. Anything kept or given to be kept for the sake of the giver.
a
mbitious: adj. Eagerly desirous and aspiring.
r
equisite: adj. Necessary.
b
enefactor: n. A doer of kindly and charitable acts.
s
upplicate: v. To beg.
s
ignification: n. The meaning conveyed by language, actions, or signs.
c
ontinence: n. Self-restraint with respect to desires, appetites, and passion.
c
orps: n. A number or body of persons in some way associated or acting together.
a
labaster: n. A white or delicately tinted fine-grained gypsum.
p
otency: n. Power.
f
ishmonger: n. One who sells fish.
c
onscience: n. The faculty in man by which he distinguishes between right and wrong in character and conduct.
a
ntidote: n. Anything that will counteract or remove the effects of poison, disease, or the like.
a
ccredit: v. To give credit or authority to.
p
ossessor: n. One who owns, enjoys, or controls anything, as property.
h
ydromechanics: n. The mechanics of fluids.
i
llegible: adj. Undecipherable.
e
numerate: v. To name one by one.
m
entor: n. A wise and faithful teacher, guide, and friend.
h
illock: n. A small hill or mound.
o
ff: adj. Farther or more distant.
i
ncoherence: n. Want of connection, or agreement, as of parts or ideas in thought, speech, etc.
p
rophesy: v. To predict or foretell, especially under divine inspiration and guidance.
v
egetation: n. Plant-life in the aggregate.
c
asualty: n. A fatal or serious accident or disaster.
s
ensual: adj. Pertaining to the body or the physical senses.
i
ncontrovertible: adj. Indisputable.
b
rogan: n. A coarse, heavy shoe.
c
onfectionery: n. The candy collectively that a confectioner makes or sells, as candy.
t
antalize: v. To tease.
w
izen-faced: adj. Having a shriveled face.
r
edolence: n. Smelling sweet and agreeable.
f
ulsome: adj. Offensive from excess of praise or commendation.
w
hereabouts: n. The place in or near which a person or thing is.
f
olio: n. A sheet of paper folded once, or of a size adapted to folding once.
v
acate: v. To leave.
p
lutocracy: n. A wealthy class in a political community who control the government by means of their money.
r
edemption: n. The recovery of what is mortgaged or pledged, by paying the debt.
v
olition: n. An act or exercise of will.
e
ffective: adj. Fit for a destined purpose.
p
erforate: v. To make a hole or holes through.
s
tripling: n. A mere youth.
d
ecagon: n. A figure with ten sides and ten angles.
e
lectrolysis: n. The process of decomposing a chemical compound by the passage of an electric current.
l
iberate: v. To set free or release from bondage.
e
rroneous: adj. Incorrect.
d
evout: adj. Religious.
t
ruculence: n. Ferocity.
r
acy: adj. Exciting or exhilarating to the mind.
a
ntipathize: v. To show or feel a feeling of antagonism, aversion, or dislike.
j
unction: n. The condition of being joined.
d
efensive: adj. Carried on in resistance to aggression.
c
osmography: n. The science that describes the universe, including astronomy, geography, and geology.
d
eist: n. One who believes in God, but denies supernatural revelation.
f
orcible: adj. Violent.
b
ravado: n. An aggressive display of boldness.
d
ivert: v. To turn from the accustomed course or a line of action already established.
p
unitive: adj. Pertaining to punishment.
m
aniac: n. a person raving with madness.
l
iner: n. A vessel belonging to a steamship-line.
p
hotometer: n. Any instrument for measuring the intensity of light or comparing the intensity of two lights.
p
rotrusion: n. The act of protruding.
p
rofligate: adj. Abandoned to vice.
v
irulence: n. Extreme poisonousness.
m
ultiplicity: n. the condition of being manifold or very various.
i
ngenious: adj. Evincing skill, originality, or cleverness, as in contrivance or arrangement.
i
ncidentally: adv. Without intention.
v
ivify: v. To endue with life.
c
omplex: adj. Complicated.
c
atastrophe: n. Any great and sudden misfortune or calamity.
r
esonate: v. To have or produce resonance.
b
edaub: v. To smear over, as with something oily or sticky.
a
lcoholism: n. A condition resulting from the inordinate or persistent use of alcoholic beverages.
v
igilant: adj. Being on the alert to discover and ward off danger or insure safety.
c
onsulate: n. The place in which a consul transacts official business.
d
onee: n. A person to whom a donation is made.
s
ucculent: adj. Juicy.
d
iplomacy: n. Tact, shrewdness, or skill in conducting any kind of negotiations or in social matters.
s
ouvenir: n. A token of remembrance.
d
emagogue: n. An unprincipled politician.
a
lbum: n. A book whose leaves are so made to form paper frames for holding photographs or the like.
v
enom: n. The poisonous fluid that certain animals secrete.
r
elish: v. To like the taste or savor of.
l
awgiver: n. A legislator.
p
hosphorescence: n. The property of emitting light.
e
vidential: adj. Indicative.
f
uturist: n. A person of expectant temperament.
s
pinster: n. A woman who has never been married.
r
ecollect: v. To recall the knowledge of.
i
nhospitable: adj. Not disposed to entertain strangers gratuitously.
d
isunion: n. Separation of relations or interests.
c
onfront: v. To encounter, as difficulties or obstacles.
f
orethought: n. Premeditation.
f
resco: n. The art of painting on a surface of plaster, particularly on walls and ceilings.
i
mpersuadable: adj. Unyielding.
d
escendant: n. One who is descended lineally from another, as a child, grandchild, etc.
a
nticyclone: n. An atmospheric condition of high central pressure, with currents flowing outward.
c
rass: adj. Coarse or thick in nature or structure, as opposed to thin or fine.
f
usible: adj. Capable of being melted by heat.
b
estial: adj. Animal.
m
aintenance: n. That which supports or sustains.
i
llegitimate: adj. Unlawfully begotten.
f
orepeak: n. The extreme forward part of a ship's hold, under the lowest deck.
c
osmology: n. The general science of the universe.
r
ecuperate: v. To recover.
R
enaissance: n. The revival of letters, and then of art, which marks the transition from medieval to modern time.
r
ighteousness: n. Rectitude.
i
nexpressible: adj. Unutterable.
c
ountryman: n. A rustic.
c
onfident: adj. Assured.
d
eliquesce: v. To dissolve gradually and become liquid by absorption of moisture from the air.
i
nsistence: n. Urgency.
e
xtravagance: n. Undue expenditure of money.
l
aureate: adj. Crowned with laurel, as a mark of distinction.
p
resentiment: n. Foreboding.
d
owry: n. The property which a wife brings to her husband in marriage.
a
loof: adv. Not in sympathy with or desiring to associate with others.
c
onvene: v. To summon or cause to assemble.
n
arrow-minded: adj. Characterized by illiberal views or sentiments.
m
etempsychosis: n. Transition of the soul of a human being at death into another body, whether human or beast.
t
ransfigure: v. To give an exalted meaning or glorified appearance to.
p
rofession: n. Any calling or occupation involving special mental or other special disciplines.
p
amphlet: n. A brief treatise or essay, usually on a subject of current interest.
s
tagnate: v. To become dull or inert.
c
alculus: n. A concretion formed in various parts of the body resembling a pebble in hardness.
m
orality: n. Virtue.
j
eopardize: v. To imperil.
i
ntrovert: v. To turn within.
a
cetic: adj. Of, pertaining to, or of the nature of vinegar.
i
llimitable: adj. Boundless.
e
xpend: v. To spend.
r
eferable: adj. Ascribable.
i
nviolable: adj. Incapable of being injured or disturbed.
a
ccumulate: v. To become greater in quantity or number.
p
oise: n. Equilibrium.
d
istraught: adj. Bewildered.
i
nnuendo: n. Insinuation.
c
ontraposition: n. A placing opposite.
t
inge: n. A faint trace of color.
g
ynecocracy: n. Female supremacy.
e
ngross: v. To occupy completely.
a
lter: v. To make change in.
v
eneer: n. Outside show or elegance.
p
enetrate: v. To enter or force a way into the interior parts of.
s
eparable: adj. Capable of being disjoined or divided.
p
ersuade: v. To win the mind of by argument, eloquence, evidence, or reflection.
b
odice: n. A women's ornamental corset-shaped laced waist.
k
insfolk: n. pl. Relatives.
e
quivocal: adj. Ambiguous.
m
isdeed: n. A wrong or improper act.
p
erform: v. To accomplish.
p
arish: n. The ecclesiastical district in charge of a pastor.
m
ead: n. A meadow.
e
normity: n. Immensity.
h
osiery: n. A stocking.
f
raternal: adj. Brotherly.
h
abitable: adj. Fit to be dwelt in.
c
athode: n. The negative pole or electrode of a galvanic battery.
p
sychic: adj. Pertaining to the mind or soul.
s
imile: n. A comparison which directs the mind to the representative object itself.
d
endroid: adj. Like a tree.
r
etrieve: v. To recover something by searching.
e
ntail: v. To involve; necessitate.
g
raceless: adj. Ungracious.
a
ntedate: v. To assign or affix a date to earlier than the actual one.
d
issever: v. To divide.
i
nexpensive: adj. Low-priced.
c
ontingent: adj. Not predictable.
q
uarantine: n. The enforced isolation of any person or place infected with contagious disease.
d
enouement: n. That part of a play or story in which the mystery is cleared up.
p
hysiocracy: n. The doctrine that land and its products are the only true wealth.
c
ampaign: n. A complete series of connected military operations.
P
arisian: adj. Of or pertaining to the city of Paris.
h
umiliate: v. To put to shame.
v
icarious: adj. Suffered or done in place of or for the sake of another.
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a
ntique: adj. Pertaining to ancient times.
b
ronchus: n. Either of the two subdivisions of the trachea conveying air into the lungs.
p
aralysis: n. Loss of the power of contractility in the voluntary or involuntary muscles.
i
nsuppressible: adj. Incapable of being concealed.
a
ccordion: n. A portable free-reed musical instrument.
p
hilogynist: n. One who is fond of women.
t
apestry: n. A fabric to which a pattern is applied with a needle, designed for ornamental hangings.
e
ndemic: adj. Peculiar to some specified country or people.
a
queous: adj. Of, pertaining to, or containing water.
i
nexorable: adj. Unrelenting.
d
emagnetize: v. To deprive (a magnet) of magnetism.
m
ismanage: v. To manage badly, improperly, or unskillfully.
j
urisdiction: n. Lawful power or right to exercise official authority.
p
olemics: n. The art of controversy or disputation.
g
iddy: adj. Affected with a whirling or swimming sensation in the head.
r
egimen: n. A systematized order or course of living with reference to food, clothing and personal habits.
m
isapprehend: v. To misunderstand.
i
mmaterial: adj. Of no essential consequence.
d
emerit: n. A mark for failure or bad conduct.
f
abricate: v. To invent fancifully or falsely.
p
eccable: adj. Capable of sinning.
m
essieurs: n. pl. Gentlemen.
e
ncore: n. The call for a repetition, as of some part of a play or performance.
a
shen: adj. Pale.
u
p-keep: n. Maintenance.
s
currilous: adj. Grossly indecent or vulgar.
s
anguine: adj. Having the color of blood.
c
ontrite: adj. Broken in spirit because of a sense of sin.
m
utilate: v. To disfigure.
r
eck: v. To have a care or thought for.
c
orpuscle: n. A minute particle of matter.
s
extet: n. A band of six singers or players.
e
loquent: adj. Having the ability to express emotion or feeling in lofty and impassioned speech.
u
pheaval: n. Overthrow or violent disturbance of established order or condition.
u
nisonant: adj. Being in a condition of perfect agreement and accord.
i
tinerant: adj. Wandering.
w
het: v. To make more keen or eager.
r
esurrection: n. A return from death to life
l
ethargy: n. Prolonged sluggishness of body or mind.
r
epressible: adj. Able to be kept under restraint or control.
b
razier: n. An open pan or basin for holding live coals.
i
ndict: v. To find and declare chargeable with crime.
p
atronymic: adj. Formed after one's father's name.
n
umerical: adj. Of or pertaining to number.
d
ebase: v. To lower in character or virtue.
c
overt: adj. Concealed, especially for an evil purpose.
t
ransitory: adj. Existing for a short time only.
m
omentum: n. An impetus.
a
nonymous: adj. Of unknown authorship.
s
enile: adj. Peculiar to or proceeding from the weakness or infirmity of old age.
r
emonstrate: v. To present a verbal or written protest to those who have power to right or prevent a wrong.
m
etropolis: n. A chief city, either the capital or the largest or most important city of a state.
c
onfluence: n. The place where streams meet.
p
enitence: n. Sorrow for sin with desire to amend and to atone.
i
mpetuous: adj. Impulsive.
p
reclude: v. To prevent.
n
egotiable: v. To bargain with others for an agreement, as for a treaty or transfer of property.
a
varice: n. Passion for getting and keeping riches.
d
issuade: v. To change the purpose or alter the plans of by persuasion, counsel, or pleading.
d
enounce: v. To point out or publicly accuse as deserving of punishment, censure, or odium.
s
hrivel: v. To draw or be drawn into wrinkles.
a
grarian: adj. Pertaining to land, especially agricultural land.
f
orfend: v. To ward off.
s
ufferance: n. Toleration.
m
oonbeam: n. A ray of moonlight.
m
esmerize: v. To hypnotize.
i
ntemperance: n. Immoderate action or indulgence, as of the appetites.
c
ountervail: v. To offset.
m
ite: n. A very small amount, portion, or particle.
p
reexist: v. To exist at a period or in a state earlier than something else.
i
ntangible: adj. Not perceptible to the touch.
c
osmetic: adj. Pertaining to the art of beautifying, especially the complexion.
d
efensible: adj. Capable of being maintained or justified.
b
ibulous: adj. Fond of drinking.
c
ollision: n. Violent contact.
a
micable: adj. Done in a friendly spirit.
P
antheon: n. A circular temple at Rome with a fine Corinthian portico and a great domed roof.
s
alience: n. The condition of standing out distinctly.
s
anctimonious: adj. Making an ostentatious display or hypocritical pretense of holiness or piety.
p
etulance: n. The character or condition of being impatient, capricious or petulant.
c
itadel: n. Any strong fortress.
b
elligerent: adj. Manifesting a warlike spirit.
a
ffable: adj. Easy to approach.
e
xtension: n. A reaching or stretching out, as in space, time or scope.
m
isogyny: n. Hatred of women.
p
athos: n. The quality in any form of representation that rouses emotion or sympathy.
h
ypocrite: n. One who makes false professions of his views or beliefs.
s
econd-rate: adj. Second in quality, size, rank, importance, etc.
s
ordid: adj. Of degraded character or nature.
s
urrogate: n. One who or that which is substituted for or appointed to act in place of another.
s
upine: adj. Lying on the back.
b
affle: v. To foil or frustrate.
b
eset: v. To attack on all sides.
e
xcellency: n. A title of honor bestowed upon various high officials.
e
nmity: n. Hatred.
r
eformer: n. One who carries out a reform.
d
ead-heat: n. A race in which two or more competitors come out even, and there is no winner.
o
palescence: n. The property of combined refraction and reflection of light, resulting in smoky tints.
w
aistcoat: n. A vest.
o
cular: adj. Of or pertaining to the eye.
n
owadays: adv. In the present time or age.
l
axative: adj. Having power to open or loosen the bowels.
a
beyance: n. A state of suspension or temporary inaction.
f
oreman: n. The head man.
a
zalea: n. A flowering shrub.
n
avigable: adj. Capable of commercial navigation.
i
ndefensible: adj. Untenable.
s
tratagem: n. Any clever trick or device for obtaining an advantage.
i
dealize: v. To make to conform to some mental or imaginary standard.
e
pic: n. A poem celebrating in formal verse the mythical achievements of great personages, heroes, etc.
a
dvocacy: n. The act of pleading a cause.
b
enevolence: n. Any act of kindness or well-doing.
a
trocious: adj. Outrageously or wantonly wicked, criminal, vile, or cruel.
c
ontemptuous: adj. Disdainful.
b
enignant: adj. Benevolent in feeling, character, or aspect.
i
mpervious: adj. Impenetrable.
w
herewith: n. The necessary means or resources.
s
ylph: n. A slender, graceful young woman or girl.
d
isrepute: n. A bad name or character.
e
nsnare: v. To entrap.
l
andmark: n. A familiar object in the landscape serving as a guide to an area otherwise easily lost track of.
r
eceptive: adj. Having the capacity, quality, or ability of receiving, as truths or impressions.
u
nspeakable: adj. Abominable.
g
esticulate: v. To make gestures or motions, as in speaking, or in place of speech.
p
artisan: adj. Characterized by or exhibiting undue or unreasoning devotion to a party.
f
rizz: v. To give a crinkled, fluffy appearance to.
r
estitution: n. Restoration of anything to the one to whom it properly belongs.
v
acuous: adj. Empty.
e
ncroach: v. To invade partially or insidiously and appropriate the possessions of another.
g
radient: adj. Moving or advancing by steps.
r
etrace: v. To follow backward or toward the place of beginning, as a track or marking.
i
ntervale: n. A low tract of land between hills, especially along a river.
c
ircumspect: adj. Showing watchfulness, caution, or careful consideration.
o
mnivorous: adj. Eating or living upon food of all kinds indiscriminately.
r
evise: v. To examine for the correction of errors, or for the purpose of making changes.
b
estrew: v. To sprinkle or cover with things strewn.
e
mbargo: n. Authoritative stoppage of foreign commerce or of any special trade.
p
referment: n. Preference.
l
uminous: adj. Giving or radiating light.
e
xcess: n. That which passes the ordinary, proper, or required limit, measure, or experience.
a
ssonance: n. Resemblance or correspondence in sound.
p
eddler: n. One who travels from house to house with an assortment of goods for retail.
a
ntechamber: n. A waiting room for those who seek audience.
o
ration: n. An elaborate or formal public speech.
s
light: adj. Of a small importance or significance.
j
uxtapose: v. To place close together.
d
eviltry: n. Wanton and malicious mischief.
v
iolator: n. One who transgresses.
i
gnoble: adj. Low in character or purpose.
p
lenteous: adj. Abundant.
d
ramatist: n. One who writes plays.
i
mmense: adj. Very great in degree, extent, size, or quantity.
c
ounter-claim: n. A cross-demand alleged by a defendant in his favor against the plaintiff.
o
ratorio: n. A composition for solo voices, chorus, and orchestra, generally taken from the Scriptures.
n
oisome: adj. Very offensive, particularly to the sense of smell.
c
omical: adj. Funny.
a
ffirmative: adj. Answering yes; to a question at issue.
m
enace: n. A threat.
u
nivalence: n. Monovalency.
b
arring: prep. Apart from.
e
xtant: adj. Still existing and known.
s
inuous: adj. Curving in and out.
b
ibliomania: n. The passion for collecting books.
p
entagon: n. A figure, especially, with five angles and five sides.
f
luent: adj. Having a ready or easy flow of words or ideas.
p
rodigious: adj. Immense.
m
ileage: n. A distance in miles.
r
ampant: adj. Growing, climbing, or running without check or restraint.
v
iol: n. A stringed instrument of the violin class.
e
xcellent: adj. Possessing distinguished merit.
f
rigidarium: n. A room kept at a low temperature for preserving fruits, meat, etc.
m
odish: adj. Fashionable.
a
dvisory: adj. Not mandatory.
a
cquire: v. To get as one's own.
c
artridge: n. A charge for a firearm, or for blasting.
l
ingo: n. Language.
u
nnatural: adj. Artificial.
r
ectify: v. To correct.
t
ypography: n. The arrangement of composed type, or the appearance of printed matter.
a
lley: n. A narrow street, garden path, walk, or the like.
n
omad: adj. Having no fixed abode.
f
aulty: adj. Imperfect.
m
icrocosm: n. The world or universe on a small scale.
p
erversion: n. Diversion from the true meaning or proper purpose.
l
oquacious: adj. Talkative.
l
ogical: adj. Capable of or characterized by clear reasoning.
m
etamorphosis: n. A passing from one form or shape into another.
i
ntroversion: n. The act of turning or directing inward, physically or mentally.
o
rthogonal: adj. Having or determined by right angles.
s
oothsayer: n. One who claims to have supernatural insight or foresight.
q
uartet: n. A composition for four voices or four instruments.
a
ssiduous: adj. Diligent.
g
enerosity: n. A disposition to give liberally or to bestow favors heartily.
f
oreshore: n. That part of a shore uncovered at low tide.
a
ltercate: v. To contend angrily or zealously in words.
c
alorie: n. Amount of heat needed to raise the temperature of 1 kilogram of water 1 degree centigrade.
d
entifrice: n. Any preparation used for cleaning the teeth.
m
erciless: adj. Cruel.
c
ontemptible: adj. Worthy of scorn or disdain.
c
onnoisseur: n. A critical judge of art, especially one with thorough knowledge and sound judgment of art.
p
eripatetic: adj. Walking about.
o
mniscience: n. Unlimited or infinite knowledge.
a
ttest: v. To certify as accurate, genuine, or true.
p
eccadillo: n. A small breach of propriety or principle.
p
ropellant: adj. Propelling.
n
eedy: adj. Being in need, want, or poverty.
c
ondescend: v. To come down voluntarily to equal terms with inferiors.
t
roublesome: adj. Burdensome.
c
oercion: n. Forcible constraint or restraint, moral or physical.
c
ounterfeit: adj. Made to resemble something else.
b
raggart: n. A vain boaster.
a
tomizer: n. An apparatus for reducing a liquid to a fine spray, as for disinfection, inhalation, etc.
l
atency: n. The state of being dormant.
o
riginal: adj. Not copied nor produced by imitation.
h
uckster: n. One who retails small wares.
e
quivocate: v. To use words of double meaning.
r
esistless: adj. Powerless.
r
etinue: n. The body of persons who attend a person of importance in travel or public appearance.
e
fface: v. To obliterate.
m
icrophone: n. An apparatus for magnifying faint sounds.
q
uerulous: adj. Habitually complaining.
A
ntarctic: adj. Pertaining to the south pole or the regions near it.
s
pecialize: v. To assume an individual or specific character, or adopt a singular or special course.
p
arricide: n. The murder of a parent.
a
utocracy: n. Absolute government.
r
ecure: v. To cure again.
l
assie: n. A little lass.
s
ocialism: n. A theory of civil polity that aims to secure the reconstruction of society.
p
ropel: v. To drive or urge forward.
a
base: v. To lower in position, estimation, or the like; degrade.
p
roselyte: n. One who has been won over from one religious belief to another.
d
emonstrable: adj. Capable of positive proof.
c
reamery: n. A butter-making establishment.
g
erminate: v. To begin to develop into an embryo or higher form.
r
isible: adj. capable of exciting laughter.
a
nnals: n. A record of events in their chronological order, year by year.
p
hilosophize: v. To seek ultimate causes and principles.
l
yre: n. One of the most ancient of stringed instruments of the harp class.
i
napt: adj. Awkward or slow.
j
ustification: n. Vindication.
i
rate: adj. Moved to anger.
p
sychiatry: n. The branch of medicine that relates to mental disease.
i
ncapacity: n. Want of power to apprehend, understand, and manage.
p
ertinent: adj. Relevant.
i
mpure: adj. Tainted.
e
fficient: adj. Having and exercising the power to produce effects or results.
c
hasm: n. A yawning hollow, as in the earth's surface.
O
ccident: n. The countries lying west of Asia and the Turkish dominions.
e
ssence: n. That which makes a thing to be what it is.
i
ncarcerate: v. To imprison.
a
ppall: v. To fill with dismay or horror.
p
omposity: n. The quality of being marked by an assumed stateliness and impressiveness of manner.
c
onversant: adj. Thoroughly informed.
i
mmersion: n. The act of plunging or dipping entirely under water or another fluid.
i
nundation: n. Flood.
o
mniscient: adj. Characterized by unlimited or infinite knowledge.
e
liminate: v. To separate and cast aside.
c
omplement: v. To make complete.
d
iscontinuance: n. Interruption or intermission.
e
xposure: n. An open situation or position in relation to the sun, elements, or points of the compass.
b
ilateral: adj. Two-sided.
s
olecism: n. Any violation of established rules or customs.
e
locution: n. The art of correct intonation, inflection, and gesture in public speaking or reading.
i
nchoative: n. That which begins, or expresses beginning.
c
ynical: adj. Exhibiting moral skepticism.
l
ithotype: n. In engraving, an etched stone surface for printing.
i
mmature: adj. Not full-grown.
i
nvoluntary: adj. Unwilling.
d
iplomatist: n. One remarkable for tact and shrewd management.
e
arthenware: n. Anything made of clay and baked in a kiln or dried in the sun.
a
ssonate: v. To accord in sound, especially vowel sound.
a
uburn: adj. Reddish-brown, said usually of the hair.
n
eology: n. The coining or using of new words or new meanings of words.
d
eterminate: adj. Definitely limited or fixed.
a
ntiphony: n. An anthem or other composition sung responsively.
w
ittingly: adv. With knowledge and by design.
k
iln: n. An oven or furnace for baking, burning, or drying industrial products.
r
ipplet: n. A small ripple, as of water.
s
onnet: n. A poem of fourteen decasyllabic or octosyllabiclines expressing two successive phrases.
a
lbino: n. A person with milky white skin and hair, and eyes with bright red pupil and usually pink iris.
e
gotism: n. Self-conceit.
p
aternity: n. Fatherhood.
v
italize: v. To endow with life or energy.
d
enote: v. To designate by word or mark.
r
econstruct: v. To rebuild.
r
otund: adj. Round from fullness or plumpness.
g
arnish: v. In cookery, to surround with additions for embellishment.
c
onvex: adj. Curving like the segment of the globe or of the surface of a circle.
p
rodigal: n. One wasteful or extravagant, especially in the use of money or property.
t
rident: n. The three-pronged fork that was the emblem of Neptune.
p
rincipality: n. The territory of a reigning prince.
m
odify: v. To make somewhat different.
c
osmogony: n. A doctrine of creation or of the origin of the universe.
e
pithet: n. Word used adjectivally to describe some quality or attribute of is objects, as in "Father Aeneas".
v
estment: n. Clothing or covering.
a
nte: v. In the game of poker, to put up a stake before the cards are dealt.
p
atter: v. To mumble something over and over.
m
alignant: adj. Evil in nature or tending to do great harm or mischief.
e
mulate: v. To imitate with intent to equal or surpass.
t
ranslucence: n. The property or state of allowing the passage of light.
a
rchipelago: n. Any large body of water studded with islands, or the islands collectively themselves.
i
nveterate: adj. Habitual.
d
esist: v. To cease from action.
r
esilience: n. The power of springing back to a former position
o
rdnance: n. A general name for all kinds of weapons and their appliances used in war.
p
hysiology: n. The science of organic functions.
b
alsam: n. A medical preparation, aromatic and oily, used for healing.
a
bbess: n. The lady superior of a nunnery.
r
efringency: n. Power to refract.
d
emolish: v. To annihilate.
s
orcery: n. Witchcraft.
s
ergeant-at-arms: n. An executive officer in legislative bodies who enforces the orders of the presiding officer.
o
blivion: n. The state of having passed out of the memory or of being utterly forgotten.
e
clipse: n. The obstruction of a heavenly body by its entering into the shadow of another body.
b
ole: n. The trunk or body of a tree.
r
etch: v. To make an effort to vomit.
g
allant: adj. Possessing a brave or chivalrous spirit.
m
igrant: adj. Wandering.
u
ndulate: v. To move like a wave or in waves.
p
relacy: n. A system of church government.
o
dium: n. A feeling of extreme repugnance, or of dislike and disgust.
s
ublingual: adj. Situated beneath the tongue.
r
eprehension: n. Expression of blame.
f
oible: n. A personal weakness or failing.
m
agnificence: n. The exhibition of greatness of action, character, intellect, wealth, or power.
a
dvertiser: n. One who advertises, especially in newspapers.
p
erseverance: n. A persistence in purpose and effort.
p
rickle: v. To puncture slightly with fine, sharp points.
d
isappoint: v. To fail to fulfill the expectation, hope, wish, or desire of.
d
ilatory: adj. Tending to cause delay.
r
esent: v. To be indignant at, as an injury or insult.
a
ltar: n. Any raised place or structure on which sacrifices may be offered or incense burned.
u
nlawful: adj. Illegal.
i
ntrospect: v. To look into.
d
issect: v. To cut apart or to pieces.
c
revice: n. A small fissure, as between two contiguous surfaces.
q
uite: adv. Fully.
d
ogma: n. A statement of religious faith or duty formulated by a body claiming authority.
d
isparity: n. Inequality.
p
reparation: n. An act or proceeding designed to bring about some event.
s
ubjacent: adj. Situated directly underneath.
d
omination: n. Control by the exercise of power or constituted authority.
l
uxuriance: n. Excessive or superfluous growth or quantity.
r
eceivable: adj. Capable of being or fit to be received - often money.
s
ediment: n. Matter that settles to the bottom of a liquid.
i
mitator: n. One who makes in imitation.
c
arrion: n. Dead and putrefying flesh.
s
atyr: n. A very lascivious person.
p
assive: adj. Unresponsive.
s
edate: adj. Even-tempered.
s
uperabundance: n. An excessive amount.
c
irculate: v. To disseminate.
p
rotrude: v. To push out or thrust forth.
b
lockade: n. The shutting up of a town, a frontier, or a line of coast by hostile forces.
c
oncede: v. To surrender.
l
ien: n. A legal claim or hold on property, as security for a debt or charge.
a
version: n. A mental condition of fixed opposition to or dislike of some particular thing.
m
agnate: n. A person of rank or importance.
o
nslaught: n. A violent onset.
l
ifelong: adj. Lasting or continuous through life.
f
orte: n. A strong point.
o
bsolete: adj. No longer practiced or accepted.
e
picure: n. One who cultivates a delicate taste for eating and drinking.
c
onsign: v. To entrust.
r
eproduce: v. To make a copy of.
r
egiment: n. A body of soldiers.
a
rchaeology: n. The branch of anthropology concerned with the systematic investigation of the relics of man.
h
ypnotize: v. To produce a somnambulistic state in which the mind readily acts on suggestions.
m
alaria: n. A fever characterized by alternating chills, fever, and sweating.
c
omprise: v. To consist of.
d
isagree: v. To be opposite in opinion.
i
ndelible: adj. That can not be blotted out, effaced, destroyed, or removed.
c
olloquial: adj. Pertaining or peculiar to common speech as distinguished from literary.
c
onstituency: n. The inhabitants or voters in a district represented in a legislative body.
s
uperb: adj. Sumptuously elegant.
d
escent: n. The act of moving or going downward.
m
inistration: n. Any religious ceremonial.
s
equence: n. The order in which a number or persons, things, or events follow one another in space or time.
M
ilky Way: n. The galaxy.
e
fflorescence: n. The state of being flowery, or a flowery appearance.
a
rrogant: adj. Unduly or excessively proud, as of wealth, station, learning, etc.
p
roscenium: n. That part of the stage between the curtain and the orchestra.
c
onjugation: n. The state or condition of being joined together.
o
ut-and-out: adv. Genuinely.
a
ccustom: v. To make familiar by use.
t
heoretical: adj. Directed toward knowledge for its own sake without respect to applications.
i
nquisitor: n. One who makes an investigation.
m
aze: n. A labyrinth.
d
efer: v. To delay or put off to some other time.
e
xpiate: v. To make satisfaction or amends for.
m
ystic: n. One who professes direct divine illumination, or relies upon meditation to acquire truth.
s
acrifice: v. To make an offering of to deity, especially by presenting on an altar.
i
nseparable: adj. That can not be separated.
e
xpostulate: v. To discuss.
u
rgency: n. The pressure of necessity.
s
tagnation: n. The condition of not flowing or not changing.
a
brade: v. To wear away the surface or some part of by friction.
e
pizootic: adj. Prevailing among animals.
p
rate: v. To talk about vainly or foolishly.
P
an-American: adj. Including or pertaining to the whole of America, both North and South.
j
unta: n. A council or assembly that deliberates in secret upon the affairs of government.
i
llegal: adj. Not according to law.
m
iter: n. The junction of two bodies at an equally divided angle.
a
rbiter: n. One chosen or appointed, by mutual consent of parties in dispute, to decide matters.
r
ancor: n. Malice.
i
mminence: n. Impending evil or danger.
u
nbecoming: adj. Unsuited to the wearer, place, or surroundings.
l
une: n. The moon.
p
lea: n. An argument to obtain some desired action.
p
osse: n. A force of men.
s
uccumb: v. To cease to resist.
e
xterior: n. That which is outside.
d
ecapod: adj. Ten-footed or ten-armed.
c
orpse: n. A dead body.
e
nrage: v. To infuriate.
c
onvulse: v. To cause spasms in.
s
heer: adj. Absolute.
s
hriek: n. A sharp, shrill outcry or scream, caused by agony or terror.
a
ldermanship: n. The dignity, condition, office, or term of office of an alderman.
b
rethren: n. pl. Members of a brotherhood, gild, profession, association, or the like.
m
axim: n. A principle accepted as true and acted on as a rule or guide.
i
mperturbable: adj. Calm.
b
eneficent: adj. Characterized by charity and kindness.
p
avilion: n. An open structure for temporary shelter.
i
ciness: n. The state of being icy.
m
issile: n. Any object, especially a weapon, thrown or intended to be thrown.
d
emulcent: n. Any application soothing to an irritable surface
c
ompetitor: n. A rival.
i
ntrepid: adj. Fearless and bold.
l
iquefy: v. To convert into a liquid or into liquid form.
a
nxious: adj. Distressed in mind respecting some uncertain matter.
d
ivisible: adj. Capable of being separated into parts.
o
ption: n. The right, power, or liberty of choosing.
d
isfavor: n. Disregard.
d
ivisor: n. That by which a number or quantity is divided.
a
bsent-minded: adj. Lacking in attention to immediate surroundings or business.
m
ien: n. The external appearance or manner of a person.
v
ehement: adj. Very eager or urgent.
a
nticlimax: n. A gradual or sudden decrease in the importance or impressiveness of what is said.
m
isanthropic: adj. Hating mankind.
t
heological: adj. Based on or growing out of divine revelation.
o
akum: n. Hemp-fiber obtained by untwisting and picking out loosely the yarns of old hemp rope.
a
nesthetic: adj. Pertaining to or producing loss of sensation.
i
mpiety: n. Irreverence toward God.
f
elon: n. A criminal or depraved person.
l
ikely: adj. Plausible.
p
rofiteer: n. One who profits.
A
chillean: adj. Invulnerable.
f
elonious: adj. Showing criminal or evil purpose.
u
nderexposed: adj. Insufficiently exposed for proper or full development, as negatives in photography.
p
hlegmatic: adj. Not easily roused to feeling or action.
i
nexperience: n. Lack of or deficiency in experience.
e
xemplify: v. To show by example.
f
orby: adv. Besides.
c
landestine: adj. Surreptitious.
p
oignant: adj. Severely painful or acute to the spirit.
a
fire adv. &: adj. On fire, literally or figuratively.
d
onate: v. To bestow as a gift, especially for a worthy cause.
w
intry: adj. Lacking warmth of manner.
t
ransference: n. The act of conveying from one person or place to another.
s
ubmerge: v. To place or plunge under water.
w
orking-man: n. One who earns his bread by manual labor.
d
ismount: v. To throw down, push off, or otherwise remove from a horse or the like.
p
aralyze: v. To deprive of the power to act.
c
ongest: v. To collect into a mass.
e
ffrontery: n. Unblushing impudence.
h
ydraulic: adj. Involving the moving of water, of the force exerted by water in motion.
i
mprudent: adj. Heedless.
f
orecastle: n. That part of the upper deck of a ship forward of the after fore-shrouds.
m
edial: adj. Of or pertaining to the middle.
a
thwart: adv. From side to side.
o
utstretch: v. To extend.
d
uet: n. A composition for two voices or instruments.
f
urlong: n. A measure, one-eighth of a mile.
s
ubordinate: adj. Belonging to an inferior order in a classification.
q
uiet: adj. Making no noise.
s
uppress: v. To prevent from being disclosed or punished.
e
volve: v. To unfold or expand.
s
ervitude: n. Slavery.
f
inancial: adj. Monetary.
w
rest: v. To pull or force away by or as by violent twisting or wringing.
m
atrimony: n. The union of a man and a woman in marriage.
o
rthopedist: n. One who practices the correcting or preventing of deformity
s
cythe: n. A long curved blade for mowing, reaping, etc.
r
einstate: v. To restore to a former state, station, or authority.
d
iscipline: v. To train to obedience.
b
otany: n. The science that treats of plants.
a
nnuity: n. An annual allowance, payment, or income.
s
idelong: adj. Inclining or tending to one side.
c
oncord: n. Harmony.
i
nquisitive: adj. Given to questioning, especially out of curiosity.
s
emblance: n. Outward appearance.
a
crimonious: adj. Full of bitterness.
t
emerity: n. Recklessness.
s
ummary: n. An abstract.
p
hysiography: n. Description of nature.
i
ndistinct: adj. Vague.
n
uptial: adj. Of or pertaining to marriage, especially to the marriage ceremony.
p
rim: adj. Stiffly proper.
e
xtenuate: v. To diminish the gravity or importance of.
p
erennial: adj. Continuing though the year or through many years.
v
audeville: n. A variety show.
e
mbody: v. To express, formulate, or exemplify in a concrete, compact or visible form.
r
efute: v. To prove to be wrong.
A
mericanism: n. A peculiar sense in which an English word or phrase is used in the United States.
h
einous: adj. Odiously sinful.
s
ubservient: adj. Servilely following another's behests.
f
atuous: adj. Idiotic
m
occasin: n. A foot-covering made of soft leather or buckskin.
l
itigious: adj. Quarrelsome.
s
ubconscious: adj. Being or occurring in the mind, but without attendant consciousness or conscious perception.
n
eophyte: adj. Having the character of a beginner.
i
nconvenient: adj. Interfering with comfort or progress.
m
etronome: n. An instrument for indicating and marking exact time in music.
c
haracteristic: n. A distinctive feature.
e
mbroil: v. To involve in dissension or strife.
d
isburse: v. To pay out or expend, as money from a fund.
l
itigate: v. To cause to become the subject-matter of a suit at law.
r
ecreant: n. A cowardly or faithless person.
s
onata: n. An instrumental composition.
i
ngratiate: v. To win confidence or good graces for oneself.
g
rievous: adj. Creating affliction.
i
mminent: adj. Dangerous and close at hand.
s
ense: n. The signification conveyed by some word, phrase, or action.
p
rogression: n. A moving forward or proceeding in course.
a
nthracite: n. Hard coal.
v
estige: n. A visible trace, mark, or impression, of something absent, lost, or gone.
i
ngenuous: adj. Candid, frank, or open in character or quality.
c
rustacean: adj. Pertaining to a division of arthropods, containing lobsters, crabs, crawfish, etc.
i
nfallible: adj. Exempt from error of judgment, as in opinion or statement.
s
pheroid: n. A body having nearly the form of a sphere.
f
inality: n. The state or quality of being final or complete.
E
picurean: adj. Indulging, ministering, or pertaining to daintiness of appetite.
b
uoyant: adj. Having the power or tendency to float or keep afloat.
i
mportune: v. To harass with persistent demands or entreaties.
i
ntrusion: n. The act of entering without warrant or invitation; encroachment.
p
romenade: v. To walk for amusement or exercise.
p
romissory: adj. Expressing an engagement to pay.
r
eiterate: v. To say or do again and again.
s
emiconscious: adj. Partially conscious.
v
enerate: v. To cherish reverentially.
c
lement: adj. Compassionate.
c
omplicate: v. To make complex, difficult, or hard to deal with.
p
olar: adj. Pertaining to the poles of a sphere, especially of the earth.
d
ilute: v. To make more fluid or less concentrated by admixture with something.
b
rine: n. Water saturated with salt.
f
ruition: n. Fulfillment.
d
iscord: n. Absence of harmoniousness.
f
rankincense: n. A gum or resin which on burning yields aromatic fumes.
d
eity: n. A god, goddess, or divine person.
r
eparable: adj. Capable of repair.
f
orerun: v. To go before as introducing or ushering in.
r
avine: n. A deep gorge or hollow, especially one worn by a stream or flow of water.
p
arsimonious: adj. Unduly sparing in the use or expenditure of money.
n
eocracy: n. Government administered by new or untried persons.
d
ormant: adj. Being in a state of or resembling sleep.
q
ualm: n. A fit of nausea.
o
riginate: v. To cause or constitute the beginning or first stage of the existence of.
t
utorship: n. The office of a guardian.
f
oist: v. To palm off.
t
remulous: adj. Characterized by quivering or unsteadiness.
i
nvariable: adj. Unchangeable.
f
allacy: n. Any unsound or delusive mode of reasoning, or anything based on such reasoning.
c
onservatory: n. An institution for instruction and training in music and declamation.
q
uadrate: v. To divide into quarters.
a
spirant: n. One who seeks earnestly, as for advancement, honors, place.
a
bdominal: n. Of, pertaining to, or situated on the abdomen.
p
upilage: n. The state or period of being a student.
o
verrun: v. To infest or ravage.
p
reface: n. A brief explanation or address to the reader, at the beginning of a book.
e
xtravagant: adj. Needlessly free or lavish in expenditure.
i
ntercede: v. To mediate between persons.
i
ncipience: n. Beginning.
a
cknowledgment: n. Recognition.
l
egionary: n. A member of an ancient Roman legion or of the modern French Legion of Honor.
A
nglo-Saxon: n. The entire English race wherever found, as in Europe, the United States, or India.
f
inery: n. That which is used to decorate the person or dress.
c
ongenial: adj. Having kindred character or tastes.
p
antomime: n. Sign-language.
z
odiac: n. An imaginary belt encircling the heavens within which are the larger planets.
i
nsatiable: adj. That desires or craves immoderately or unappeasably.
e
ureka: Greek. I have found it.
f
ondle: v. To handle tenderly and lovingly.
c
urtsy: n. A downward movement of the body by bending the knees.
s
keptic: n. One who doubts any statements.
p
sychopathic: adj. Morally irresponsible.
d
ermatology: n. The branch of medical science which relates to the skin and its diseases.
b
osom: n. The breast or the upper front of the thorax of a human being, especially of a woman.
A
ugustinian: adj. Pertaining to St. Augustine, his doctrines, or the religious orders called after him.
c
onsecrate: v. To set apart as sacred.
r
avage: v. To lay waste by pillage, rapine, devouring, or other destructive methods.
h
eresy: n. An opinion or doctrine subversive of settled beliefs or accepted principles.
i
re: n. Wrath.
c
ritique: n. A criticism or critical review.
i
nfluence: n. Ability to sway the will of another.
w
arlike: adj. Belligerent.
i
ntension: n. The act of stringing or stretching, or state of being strained.
o
vertone: n. A harmonic.
p
recise: adj. Exact.
a
rchangel: n. An angel of high rank.
t
emporize: v. To pursue a policy of delay.
e
ntree: n. The act of entering.
c
onducive: adj. Contributing to an end.
i
nveigh: v. To utter vehement censure or invective.
c
lemency: n. Mercy.
s
omnolent: adj. Sleepy.
a
cerbity: n. Sourness, with bitterness and astringency.
i
nstigate: v. To provoke.
a
ggression: n. An unprovoked attack.
t
ricycle: n. A three-wheeled vehicle.
g
ermane: adj. Relevant.
g
ratify: v. To please, as by satisfying a physical or mental desire or need.
i
ncapacitate: v. To deprive of power, capacity, competency, or qualification.
f
oresail: n. A square sail.
d
isobedient: adj. Neglecting or refusing to obey.
d
ishabille: n. Undress or negligent attire.
f
athom: n. A measure of length, 6 feet.
e
xert: v. To make an effort.
s
ymmetry: n. Relative proportion and harmony.
d
earth: n. Scarcity, as of something customary, essential ,or desirable.
g
ambol: n. Playful leaping or frisking.
c
oercive: adj. Serving or tending to force.
a
pprobation: n. Sanction.
f
orecast: v. To predict.
l
iege: adj. Sovereign.
a
bscond: v. To depart suddenly and secretly, as for the purpose of escaping arrest.
s
ociology: n. The philosophical study of society.
o
utstrip: v. To go beyond.
a
mphibious: adj. Living both on land and in water.
d
isfigure: v. To impair or injure the beauty, symmetry, or appearance of.
e
ffusion: n. an outpouring.
f
ernery: n. A place in which ferns are grown.
m
artial: adj. Pertaining to war or military operations.
p
reparatory: adj. Having to do with what is preliminary.
c
ontravene: v. To prevent or obstruct the operation of.
c
lothier: n. One who makes or sells cloth or clothing.
n
arration: n. The act of recounting the particulars of an event in the order of time or occurrence.
a
pology: n. A disclaimer of intentional error or offense.
d
eclamation: n. A speech recited or intended for recitation from memory in public.
n
egation: n. The act of denying or of asserting the falsity of a proposition.
i
nsolence: n. Pride or haughtiness exhibited in contemptuous and overbearing treatment of others.
u
nbelief: n. Doubt.
c
onsignor: n. One who entrusts.
m
ilitate: v. To have weight or influence (in determining a question).
o
pponent: n. One who supports the opposite side in a debate, discussion, struggle, or sport.
a
uditory: adj. Of or pertaining to hearing or the organs or sense of hearing.
i
ntensive: adj. Adding emphasis or force.
i
nure: v. To harden or toughen by use, exercise, or exposure.
s
acrilegious: adj. Impious.
o
verseer: n. A supervisor.
r
evocation: n. Repeal.
m
onopoly: n. The control of a thing, as a commodity, to enable a person to raise its price.
r
ustic: adj. Characteristic of dwelling in the country.
n
oisy: adj. Clamorous.
r
efinery: n. A place where some crude material, as sugar or petroleum, is purified.
u
ndersell: v. To sell at a lower price than.
v
irtuoso: n. A master in the technique of some particular fine art.
i
ncandescence: n. The state of being white or glowing with heat.
r
ife: adj. Abundant.
c
acophony: n. A disagreeable, harsh, or discordant sound or combination of sounds or tones.
i
rresistible: adj. That can not be successfully withstood or opposed.
c
osmic: adj. Pertaining to the universe.
a
potheosis: n. Deification.
a
doration: n. Profound devotion.
a
ctuate: v. To move or incite to action.
f
rizzle: v. To cause to crinkle or curl, as the hair.
n
uance: n. A slight degree of difference in anything perceptible to the sense of the mind.
B
ritannia: n. The United Kingdom of Great Britain.
d
elusion: n. Mistaken conviction, especially when more or less enduring.
c
onfederacy: n. A number of states or persons in compact or league with each other, as for mutual aid.
r
ehabilitate: v. To restore to a former status, capacity, right rank, or privilege.
i
ntermit: v. To cause to cease temporarily.
d
ispensation: n. That which is bestowed on or appointed to one from a higher power.
p
ersonnel: n. The force of persons collectively employed in some service.
g
alore: adj. Abundant.
o
utlive: v. To continue to exist after.
m
anufacturer: n. A person engaged in manufacturing as a business.
h
ydrostatics: n. The branch of science that treats of the pressure and equilibrium of fluids.
w
hine: v. To utter with complaining tone.
c
orrosive: n. That which causes gradual decay by crumbling or surface disintegration.
o
bstetrics: n. The branch of medical science concerned with the treatment and care of women during pregnancy.
t
entative: adj. Done as an experiment.
i
ntromit: v. To insert.
d
enominate: v. To give a name or epithet to.
s
inecure: n. Any position having emoluments with few or no duties.
p
andemic: adj. Affecting a whole people or all classes, as a disease.
s
ymphony: n. A harmonious or agreeable mingling of sounds.
r
ationalism: n. The formation of opinions by relying upon reason alone, independently of authority.
t
ribune: n. Any champion of the rights and liberties of the people: often used as the name for a newspaper.
m
eander: v. To wind and turn while proceeding in a course.
p
reordain: v. To foreordain.
r
ecessive: adj. Having a tendency to go back.
l
urid: adj. Ghastly and sensational.
c
onvertible: adj. Interchangeable.
t
reachery: n. Violation of allegiance, confidence, or plighted faith.
e
xorbitance: n. Extravagance or enormity.
u
mbrage: n. A sense of injury.
m
uster: n. An assemblage or review of troops for parade or inspection, or for numbering off.
o
rnate: adj. Ornamented to a marked degree.
t
erritorial: adj. Pertaining to the domain over which a sovereign state exercises jurisdiction.
a
ccelerate: v. To move faster.
o
verreach: v. To stretch out too far.
i
mperceptible: adj. Indiscernible.
d
iscussion: n. Debate.
c
olossus: n. Any strikingly great person or object.
s
teppe: n. One of the extensive plains in Russia and Siberia.
h
ysteria: n. A nervous affection occurring typically in paroxysms of laughing and crying.
n
ameless: adj. Having no fame or reputation.
c
onfinement: n. Restriction within limits or boundaries.
e
xtricate: v. Disentangle.
a
boveboard: adv. & adj. Without concealment, fraud, or trickery.
t
ranspire: v. To come to pass.
i
nsipid: adj. Tasteless.
p
rolix: adj. Verbose.
a
lienation: n. Estrangement.
p
rivy: adj. Participating with another or others in the knowledge of a secret transaction.
c
ontrol: v. To exercise a directing, restraining, or governing influence over.
r
uminate: v. To chew over again, as food previously swallowed and regurgitated.
a
bduction: n. A carrying away of a person against his will, or illegally.
p
retension: n. A bold or presumptuous assertion.
f
ormation: n. Relative disposition of parts.
s
ophisticate: v. To deprive of simplicity of mind or manner.
s
eminar: n. Any assemblage of pupils for real research in some specific study under a teacher.
f
luctuation: n. Frequent irregular change back and forth from one state or degree to another.
p
rogeny: n. Offspring.
p
articipant: n. One having a share or part.
f
acetious: adj. Amusing.
h
ale: adj. Of sound and vigorous health.
o
bjective: adj. Grasping and representing facts as they are.
p
ersonality: n. The attributes, taken collectively, that make up the character and nature of an individual.
l
audatory: adj. Pertaining to, expressing, or containing praise.
u
nderling: n. A subordinate.
d
efendant: n. A person against whom a suit is brought.
s
upposition: n. Conjecture.
e
xclusion: n. Non-admission.
e
xistence: n. Possession or continuance of being.
c
oincide: v. To correspond.
p
ermanence: n. A continuance in the same state, or without any change that destroys the essential form or nature.
d
istrainor: n. One who subjects a person to distress.
r
eorganize: v. To change to a more satisfactory form of organization.
c
ohesion: n. Consistency.
i
nvective: n. An utterance intended to cast censure, or reproach.
s
leight: n. A trick or feat so deftly done that the manner of performance escapes observation.
c
astigate: v. To punish.
m
etonymy: n. A figure of speech that consists in the naming of a thing by one of its attributes.
w
rithe: v. To twist the body, face, or limbs or as in pain or distress.
m
ultiform: adj. Having many shapes, or appearances.
d
evise: v. To invent.
m
aterialize: v. To take perceptible or substantial form.
e
xtensor: n. A muscle that causes extension.
o
rdeal: n. Anything that severely tests courage, strength, patience, conscience, etc.
i
nterpose: v. To come between other things or persons.
i
nflux: n. Infusion.
p
inchers: n. An instrument having two jaws working on a pivot.
p
arlor: n. A room for reception of callers or entertainment of guests.
i
rritant: n. A mechanical, chemical, or pathological agent of inflammation, pain, or tension.
A
nglophobia: n. Hatred or dread of England or of what is English.
e
xpedient: adj. Contributing to personal advantage.
i
ncomparable: adj. Matchless.
d
isseminate: v. To sow or scatter abroad, as seed is sown.
m
asterpiece: n. A superior production.
s
ocialist: adj. One who advocates reconstruction of society by collective ownership of land and capital.
s
atiate: v. To satisfy fully the appetite or desire of.
a
lderman: n. A member of a municipal legislative body, who usually exercises also certain judicial functions.
i
mpassive: adj. Unmoved by or not exhibiting feeling.
m
yriad: n. A vast indefinite number.
o
bsequious: adj. Showing a servile readiness to fall in with the wishes or will of another.
a
ppend: v. To add or attach, as something accessory, subordinate, or supplementary.
e
sthetic: adj. Pertaining to beauty, taste, or the fine arts.
e
xtol: v. To praise in the highest terms.
d
issolution: n. A breaking up of a union of persons.
c
ircumference: n. The boundary-line of a circle.
e
vade: v. To avoid by artifice.
f
reethinker: n. One who rejects authority or inspiration in religion.
e
xecrable: adj. Abominable.
g
enteel: adj. Well-bred or refined.
m
isrule: v. To misgovern.
l
ave: v. To wash or bathe.
d
eficient: adj. Not having an adequate or proper supply or amount.
r
etrograde: v. To cause to deteriorate or to move backward.
a
new: adv. Once more.
v
enereal: adj. Pertaining to or proceeding from sexual intercourse.
o
mission: n. Exclusion.
d
issuasion: n. The act of changing the purpose of or altering the plans of through persuasion, or pleading.
m
alleable: adj. Pliant.
b
iography: n. A written account of one's life, actions, and character.
g
radation: n. A step, degree, rank, or relative position in an order or series.
d
esignate: v. To select or appoint, as by authority.
t
rio: n. Three things grouped or associated together.
l
ithe: adj. Supple.
j
oust: v. To engage in a tilt with lances on horseback.
d
isarm: v. To deprive of weapons.
i
nsular: adj. Pertaining to an island.
m
elodious: adj. Characterized by a sweet succession of sounds.
i
nterminable: adj. Having no limit or end.
a
rrival: n. A coming to stopping-place or destination.
d
eport: v. To take or send away forcibly, as to a penal colony.
p
ermanent: adj. Durable.
n
ucleus: n. A central point or part about which matter is aggregated.
p
rovincial: adj. Uncultured in thought and manner.
e
xtremist: n. One who supports extreme measures or holds extreme views.
a
ver: v. To assert as a fact.
i
ncentive: n. That which moves the mind or inflames the passions.
c
ompulsion: n. Coercion.
f
ulminate: v. To cause to explode.
n
oiseless: adj. Silent.
i
ncidence: n. Casual occurrence.
r
eaction: n. Tendency towards a former, or opposite state of things, as after reform, revolution, or inflation.
l
oiterer: n. One who consumes time idly.
v
isage: n. The face, countenance, or look of a person.
o
utlast: v. To last longer than.
t
ack: n. A small sharp-pointed nail.
t
ermination: n. The act of ending or concluding.
s
imulate: v. Imitate.
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emonstrate: v. To prove indubitably.
n
arrative: n. An orderly continuous account of the successive particulars of an event.
o
sculate: v. To kiss.
p
oetics: n. The rules and principles of poetry.
b
ereave: v. To make desolate with loneliness and grief.
C
alvinize: v. To teach or imbue with the doctrines of Calvinism.
b
uffoon: n. A clown.
d
iscredit: v. To injure the reputation of.
c
oniferous: adj. Cone-bearing trees.
a
ilment: n. Slight sickness.
h
exagon: n. A figure with six angles.
h
ypocrisy: n. Extreme insincerity.
t
opography: n. The art of representing on a map the physical features of any locality or region with accuracy.
b
reech: n. The buttocks.
i
ndescribable: adj. That can not be described.
l
ucrative: adj. Highly profitable.
r
esumption: n. The act of taking back, or taking again.
e
xceed: v. To go beyond, as in measure, quality, value, action, power, skill, etc.
d
uplicity: n. Double-dealing.
m
ockery: n. Ridicule.
h
ead foremost: adv. Precipitately, as in diving.
n
efarious: adj. Wicked in the extreme.
t
enor: n. A settled course or manner of progress.
f
limsy: adj. Thin and weak.
r
eliant: adj. Having confidence.
b
rae: n. Hillside.
p
erspective: n. The relative importance of facts or matters from any special point of view.
s
eer: n. A prophet.
c
orpulent: adj. Obese.
b
ale: n. A large package prepared for transportation or storage.
a
malgam: n. An alloy or union of mercury with another metal.
c
ontemplate: v. To consider thoughtfully.
f
urther: adj. More distant or advanced.
o
bdurate: adj. Impassive to feelings of humanity or pity.
d
isinterested: adj. Impartial.
r
eparation: n. The act of making amends, as for an injury, loss, or wrong.
d
iscover: v. To get first sight or knowledge of, as something previously unknown or unperceived.
i
mpolitic: adj. Inexpedient.
d
egenerate: v. To become worse or inferior.
a
foot: adv. In progress.
e
vangelist: n. A preacher who goes from place to place holding services.
b
rimstone: n. Sulfur.
c
onversion: n. Change from one state or position to another, or from one form to another.
g
rimace: n. A distortion of the features, occasioned by some feeling of pain, disgust, etc.
s
ergeant: n. A non-commissioned military officer ranking next above a corporal.
p
rospectus: n. A paper or pamphlet containing information of a proposed undertaking.
t
riplicity: n. The state of being triple or threefold.
r
ein: n. A step attached to the bit for controlling a horse or other draft-animal.
d
eposition: n. Testimony legally taken on interrogatories and reduced to writing, for use as evidence in court.
p
rerogative: adj. Having superior rank or precedence.
m
ollify: v. To soothe.
i
diosyncrasy: n. A mental quality or habit peculiar to an individual.
p
recipitant: adj. Moving onward quickly and heedlessly.
y
earling: n. A young animal past its first year and not yet two years old.
g
aseous: adj. Light and unsubstantial.
r
uminant: adj. Chewing the cud.
r
epine: v. To indulge in fretfulness and faultfinding.
v
oluptuous: adj. having fullness of beautiful form, as a woman, with or without sensuous or sensual quality.
c
onfidence: n. The state or feeling of trust in or reliance upon another.
s
qualid: adj. Having a dirty, mean, poverty-stricken appearance.
p
recedent: n. An instance that may serve as a guide or basis for a rule.
P
rotestant: n. A Christian who denies the authority of the Pope and holds the right of special judgment.
v
iola: n. A musical instrument somewhat larger than a violin.
d
emonstrator: n. One who proves in a convincing and conclusive manner.
d
epression: n. A falling of the spirits.
o
ut-of-the-way: adj. Remotely situated.
l
exicographer: n. One who makes dictionaries.
c
eremonial: adj. Characterized by outward form or ceremony.
d
esultory: adj. Not connected with what precedes.
a
cquaint: v. To make familiar or conversant.
a
scendant: adj. Dominant.
g
enesis: n. Creation.
s
upramundane: adj. Supernatural.
p
ique: v. To excite a slight degree of anger in.
i
mbibe: v. To drink or take in.
i
nexpedient: adj. Unadvisable.
a
ggrandize: v. To cause to appear greatly.
c
ameo: n. Any small engraved or carved work in relief.
t
angent: adj. Touching.
a
nathema: n. Anything forbidden, as by social usage.
l
icentious: adj. Wanton.
d
ragnet: n. A net to be drawn along the bottom of the water.
d
espotism: n. Any severe and strict rule in which the judgment of the governed has little or no part.
n
egligence: n. Omission of that which ought to be done.
e
xemplary: adj. Fitted to serve as a model or example worthy of imitation.
a
rrogate: v. To take, demand, or claim, especially presumptuously or without reasons or grounds.
m
acadamize: v. To cover or pave, as a path or roadway, with small broken stone.
n
aphtha: n. A light, colorless, volatile, inflammable oil used as a solvent, as in manufacture of paints.
e
mployer: n. One who uses or engages the services of other persons for pay.
d
issipate: v. To disperse or disappear.
c
ontrivance: n. The act planning, devising, inventing, or adapting something to or for a special purpose.
a
ssignee: n. One who is appointed to act for another in the management of certain property and interests.
g
arrote: v. To execute by strangling.
c
omponent: n. A constituent element or part.
j
udicial: adj. Pertaining to the administration of justice.
s
afeguard: v. To protect.
d
ramatize: v. To relate or represent in a dramatic or theatrical manner.
p
rotoplasm: n. The substance that forms the principal portion of an animal or vegetable cell.
s
ycophant: n. A servile flatterer, especially of those in authority or influence.
t
utelage: n. The act of training or the state of being under instruction.
c
ircumscribe: v. To confine within bounds.
e
ventual: adj. Ultimate.
b
oycott: v. To place the products or merchandise of under a ban.
e
strange: v. To alienate.
s
uspense: n. Uncertainty.
a
perture: n. Hole.
p
rominence: n. The quality of being noticeable or distinguished.
c
auterize: v. To burn or sear as with a heated iron.
a
rrant: adj. Notoriously bad.
b
roach: v. To mention, for the first time.
v
accinate: v. To inoculate with vaccine virus or virus of cowpox.
s
hiftless: adj. Wanting in resource, energy, or executive ability.
r
epress: v. To keep under restraint or control.
d
isqualify: v. To debar.
v
iceroy: n. A ruler acting with royal authority in place of the sovereign in a colony or province.
r
eticence: n. The quality of habitually keeping silent or being reserved in utterance.
p
olytheism: n. The doctrine or belief that there are more gods than one.
p
rotuberant: adj. Bulging.
e
ncomium: n. A formal or discriminating expression of praise.
a
foresaid: adj. Said in a preceding part or before.
a
pogee: n. The climax.
s
anguinary: adj. Bloody.
u
ltimatum: n. A final statement or proposal, as concerning terms or conditions.
g
entile: adj. Belonging to a people not Jewish.
u
nction: n. The art of anointing as with oil.
o
verpower: v. To gain supremacy or victory over by superior power.
d
eceive: v. To mislead by or as by falsehood.
a
stute: adj. Keen in discernment.
p
henomenon: n. Any unusual occurrence.
p
aramount: adj. Supreme in authority.
d
isappear: v. To cease to exist, either actually or for the time being.
e
xodus: n. A going forth or departure from a place or country, especially of many people.
o
utlandish: adj. Of barbarous, uncouth, and unfamiliar aspect or action.
a
cquisition: n. Anything gained, or made one's own, usually by effort or labor.
a
dulterate: v. To make impure by the admixture of other or baser ingredients.
c
onsanguineous: adj. Descended from the same parent or ancestor.
k
ingling: n. A petty king.
i
nconsiderable: adj. Small in quantity or importance.
f
easible: adj. That may be done, performed, or effected; practicable.
c
onvalescence: n. The state of progressive restoration to health and strength after the cessation of disease.
m
agistracy: n. The office or dignity of a magistrate.
v
eracious: adj. Habitually disposed to speak the truth.
o
stracize: v. To exclude from public or private favor.
c
onformance: n. The act or state or conforming.
u
ndersized: adj. Of less than the customary size.
g
ranular: adj. Composed of small grains or particles.
i
ngenuity: n. Cleverness in contriving, combining, or originating.
s
peculate: v. To pursue inquiries and form conjectures.
t
olerate: v. To passively permit or put up with.
m
unificent: adj. Extraordinarily generous.
c
ourageous: adj. Brave.
f
ormidable: adj. Difficult to accomplish.
a
ssess: v. To determine the amount of (a tax or other sum to be paid).
p
hilosophy: n. The general principles, laws, or causes that furnish the rational explanation of anything.
f
acile: adj. Not difficult to do.
s
cuttle: v. To sink (a ship) by making holes in the bottom.
s
ystematic: adj. Methodical.
c
holeric: adj. Easily provoked to anger.
w
rangle: v. To maintain by noisy argument or dispute.
p
refatory: adj. Pertaining to a brief explanation to the reader at the beginning of a book.
t
ravesty: n. A grotesque imitation.
p
agan: n. A worshiper of false gods.
p
rotection: n. Preservation from harm, danger, annoyance, or any other evil.
p
rivity: n. Knowledge shared with another or others regarding a private matter.
c
ontumacious: adj. Rebellious.
e
xhume: v. To dig out of the earth (what has been buried).
o
bjector: n. One who objects, as to a proposition, measure, or ruling.
p
layful: adj. Frolicsome.
a
natomy: n. That branch of morphology which treats of the structure of organisms.
i
ntermission: n. A recess.
m
oderator: n. The presiding officer of a meeting.
h
eptarchy: n. A group of seven governments.
A
rthurian: adj. Pertaining to King Arthur, the real or legendary hero of British poetic story.
n
ectar: n. Any especially sweet and delicious drink.
n
eo-Latin: n. Modernized Latin.
c
onsul: n. An officer appointed to reside in a foreign city, chiefly to represent his country.
c
ontagion: n. The communication of disease from person to person.
m
oralize: v. To render virtuous.
r
eprieve: v. To grant a respite from punishment to.
i
nconceivable: adj. Incomprehensible.
b
arometer: n. An instrument for indicating the atmospheric pressure per unit of surface.
w
eak-kneed: adj. Without resolute purpose or energy.
i
cily: adv. Frigidly.
e
xpressive: adj. Full of meaning.
l
ocative: adj. Indicating place, or the place where or wherein an action occurs.
e
lasticity: n. That property of matter by which a body tends to return to a former shape after being changed.
w
orkmanlike: adj. Like or befitting a skilled workman.
n
oxious: adj. Hurtful.
a
ntiquary: n. One who collects and examines old things, as coins, books, medals, weapons, etc.
d
iscountenance: v. To look upon with disfavor.
c
oncordance: n. Harmony.
i
mpassable: adj. That can not be passed through or over.
f
oreground: n. That part of a landscape or picture situated or represented as nearest the spectator.
s
cript: n. Writing or handwriting of the ordinary cursive form.
v
ivacity: n. Liveliness.
p
rohibition: n. A decree or an order forbidding something.
e
nthusiastic: adj. Full of zeal and fervor.
c
antonment: n. The part of the town or district in which the troops are quartered.
m
inistry: n. A service.
c
omport: v. To conduct or behave (oneself).
p
anic: n. A sudden, unreasonable, overpowering fear.
a
nalogy: n. Reasoning in which from certain and known relations or resemblance others are formed.
a
llude: v. To refer incidentally, or by suggestion.
d
epreciation: n. A lowering in value or an underrating in worth.
c
holera: n. An acute epidemic disease.
e
xcerpt: n. An extract or selection from written or printed matter.
g
lazier: n. One who cuts and fits panes of glass, as for windows.
i
ntricate: adj. Difficult to follow or understand.
c
ornice: n. An ornamental molding running round the walls of a room close to the ceiling.
o
verdo: v. To overtax the strength of.
a
djuration: n. A vehement appeal.
a
llege: v. To assert to be true, especially in a formal manner, as in court.
d
eplete: v. To reduce or lessen, as by use, exhaustion, or waste.
e
pitaph: n. An inscription on a tomb or monument in honor or in memory of the dead.
i
rreligious: adj. Indifferent or opposed to religion.
a
ntiseptic: n. Anything that destroys or restrains the growth of putrefactive micro-organisms.
p
yrotechnic: adj. Pertaining to fireworks or their manufacture.
i
nfuse: v. To instill, introduce, or inculcate, as principles or qualities.
d
eprecate: v. To express disapproval or regret for, with hope for the opposite.
p
rominent: adj. Conspicuous in position, character, or importance.
m
orose: adj. Gloomy.
i
rksome: adj. Wearisome.
c
ollaborate: v. To labor or cooperate with another or others, especially in literary or scientific pursuits.
c
onsternation: n. Panic.
c
eremonious: adj. Observant of ritual.
i
rradiate: v. To render clear and intelligible.
r
econnoiter: v. To make a preliminary examination of for military, surveying, or geological purposes.
e
ngrave: v. To cut or carve in or upon some surface.
k
nighthood: n. Chivalry.
c
ircumnavigate: v. To sail quite around.
r
ebuild: v. To build again or anew.
n
onentity: n. A person or thing of little or no account.
l
owly: adv. Rudely.
c
ounteract: v. To act in opposition to.
j
urisprudence: n. The science of rights in accordance with positive law.
b
lithe: adj. Joyous.
t
risect: v. To divide into three parts, especially into three equal parts.
t
ranscend: v. To surpass.
a
ppraise: v. To estimate the money value of.
m
aize: n. Indian corn: usually in the United States called simply corn.
n
euter: adj. Neither masculine nor feminine.
c
omestible: adj. Fit to be eaten.
p
ledgee: n. The person to whom anything is pledged.
b
acterium: n. A microbe.
N
emesis: n. A goddess; divinity of chastisement and vengeance.
e
xigent: adj. Urgent.
p
olyhedron: n. A solid bounded by plane faces, especially by more than four.
d
ignitary: n. One who holds high rank.
r
eimburse: v. To pay back as an equivalent of what has been expended.
s
tatics: n. The branch of mechanics that treats of the relations that subsist among forces in order.
p
yx: n. A vessel or casket, usually of precious metal, in which the host is preserved.
a
pathy: n. Insensibility to emotion or passionate feeling.
d
iabolic: adj. Characteristic of the devil.
d
iatribe: n. A bitter or malicious criticism.
l
eonine: adj. Like a lion.
i
ntervene: v. To interfere for some end.
m
itigate: v. To make milder or more endurable.
p
itiable: adj. Contemptible.
p
rotuberate: v. To swell or bulge beyond the surrounding surface.
d
oublet: n. One of a pair of like things.
a
blution: n. A washing or cleansing, especially of the body.
m
audlin: adj. Foolishly and tearfully affectionate.
t
ermagant: adj. Violently abusive and quarrelsome.
v
ernal: adj. Belonging to or suggestive of the spring.
a
utonomous: adj. Self-governing.
r
emiss: adj. Negligent.
s
ergeant-major: n. The highest non-commissioned officer in a regiment.
f
ederate: v. To league together.
a
bsolution: n. Forgiveness, or passing over of offenses.
p
ermissible: adj. That may be allowed.
p
ristine: adj. Primitive.
p
recedence: n. Priority in place, time, or rank.
p
ennant: n. A small flag.
p
oetaster: n. An inferior poet.
p
rocrastination: n. Delay.
d
ecasyllable: n. A line of ten syllables.
a
lliance: n. Any combination or union for some common purpose.
a
dieu: inter. Good-by; farewell.
c
ajolery: n. Delusive speech.
G
ordian knot: n. Any difficulty the only issue out of which is by bold or unusual manners.
c
lan: n. A tribe.
o
scillate: v. To swing back and forth.
s
uffuse: v. To cover or fill the surface of.
f
anciless: adj. Unimaginative.
p
edagogy: n. The science and art of teaching
a
cclaim: v. To utter with a shout.
f
eminine: adj. Characteristic of woman or womankind.
m
orale: n. A state of mind with reference to confidence, courage, zeal, and the like.
b
aton: n. An official staff borne either as a weapon or as an emblem of authority or privilege.
c
onstituent: n. One who has the right to vote at an election.
l
ight-hearted: adj. Free from care.
c
onvergent: adj. Tending to one point.
c
arcass: n. The dead body of an animal.
e
mpower: v. To delegate authority to.
n
ecrology: n. A list of persons who have died in a certain place or time.
s
epulcher: n. A burial-place.
o
de: n. The form of lyric poetry anciently intended to be sung.
a
erial: adj. Of, pertaining to, or like the air.
t
orpor: n. Apathy.
l
egging: n. A covering for the leg.
i
nterim: n. Time between acts or periods.
m
outhful: n. As much as can be or is usually put into the or exercise.
a
utonomy: n. Self-government.
p
roficient: adj. Possessing ample and ready knowledge or of skill in any art, science, or industry.
m
otto: n. An expressive word or pithy sentence enunciating some guiding rule of life, or faith.
o
rthodox: adj. Holding the commonly accepted faith.
s
urreptitious: adj. Clandestine.
r
hetorician: n. A showy writer or speaker.
a
rtifice: n. Trickery.
d
egeneracy: n. A becoming worse.
a
rid: adj. Very dry.
p
rivateer: n. A vessel owned and officered by private persons, but carrying on maritime war.
r
ookery: n. A place where crows congregate to breed.
a
ntilogy: n. Inconsistency or contradiction in terms or ideas.
s
equel: n. That which follows in consequence of what has previously happened.
g
osling: n. A young goose.
a
nthropology: n. The science of man in general.
e
mbezzle: v. To misappropriate secretly.
b
ide: v. To await.
r
igor: n. Inflexibility.
c
onvolution: n. A winding motion.
i
rreversible: adj. Irrevocable.
c
orroboration: n. Confirmation.
c
reamy: adj. Resembling or containing cream.
c
harlatan: n. A quack.
l
ouse: n. A small insect parasitic on and sucking the blood of mammals.
i
ndestructible: adj. That can not be destroyed.
i
nconsistent: adj. Contradictory.
o
utburst: n. A violent issue, especially of passion in an individual.
o
minous: adj. Portentous.
p
rudery: n. An undue display of modesty or delicacy.
d
ivulgence: n. A divulging.
i
mpartial: adj. Unbiased.
c
arouse: v. To drink deeply and in boisterous or jovial manner.
d
ivinity: n. The quality or character of being godlike.
e
ugenic: adj. Relating to the development and improvement of race.
c
ontinuity: n. Uninterrupted connection in space, time, operation, or development.
e
bullient: adj. Showing enthusiasm or exhilaration of feeling.
t
ruthful: adj. Veracious.
h
ospitable: adj. Disposed to treat strangers or guests with generous kindness.
p
roficiency: n. An advanced state of acquirement, as in some knowledge, art, or science.
a
bomination: n. A very detestable act or practice.
d
ejection: n. Melancholy.
l
iquor: n. Any alcoholic or intoxicating liquid.
e
radicate: v. To destroy thoroughly.
s
ibilance: n. A hissing sound.
m
anliness: n. The qualities characteristic of a true man, as bravery, resolution, etc.
o
nus: n. A burden or responsibility.
g
astritis: n. Inflammation of the stomach.
h
enchman: n. A servile assistant and subordinate.
p
enetration: n. Discernment.
a
djutant: adj. Auxiliary.
a
ccuracy: n. Exactness.
v
egetate: v. To live in a monotonous, passive way without exercise of the mental faculties.
c
ollapse: v. To cause to shrink, fall in, or fail.
p
ersuadable: adj. capable of influencing to action by entreaty, statement, or anything that moves the feelings.
o
pinion: n. A conclusion or judgment held with confidence, but falling short of positive knowledge.
f
rontier: n. The part of a nation's territory that abuts upon another country.
h
oarse: adj. Having the voice harsh or rough, as from a cold or fatigue.
e
xtrude: v. To drive out or away.
b
ountiful: adj. Showing abundance.
s
cintillate: v. To emit or send forth sparks or little flashes of light.
c
onfederate: n. One who is united with others in a league, compact, or agreement.
p
laudit: n. An expression of applause.
a
lmanac: n. A series of tables giving the days of the week together with certain astronomical information.
f
ervid: adj. Intense.
f
lamboyant: adj. Characterized by extravagance and in general by want of good taste.
s
aponaceous: adj. Having the nature or quality of soap.
i
mmigrate: v. To come into a country or region from a former habitat.
p
olyglot: adj. Speaking several tongues.
p
rimer: n. An elementary reading-book for children.
h
appy-go-lucky: adj. Improvident.
d
esert: v. To abandon without regard to the welfare of the abandoned
e
ntirety: n. A complete thing.
r
esistance: n. The exertion of opposite effort or effect.
e
nigma: n. A riddle.
a
cquittal: n. A discharge from accusation by judicial action.
i
nfidelity: n. Disloyalty.
d
uteous: adj. Showing submission to natural superiors.
c
oddle: v. To treat as a baby or an invalid.
s
ubaquatic: adj. Being, formed, or operating under water.
p
all: v. To make dull by satiety.
i
nebriate: v. To intoxicate.
p
aronymous: adj. Derived from the same root or primitive word.
d
escry: v. To discern.
i
nterrogative: adj. Having the nature or form of a question.
p
ervert: n. One who has forsaken a doctrine regarded as true for one esteemed false.
s
emicivilized: adj. Half-civilized.
m
utation: n. The act or process of change.
i
mpliable: adj. Capable of being inferred.
p
rehensible: adj. Capable of being grasped.
s
olicitude: n. Uneasiness of mind occasioned by desire, anxiety, or fear.
p
lacate: v. To bring from a state of angry or hostile feeling to one of patience or friendliness.
v
ertigo: n. Dizziness.
d
ifferential: adj. Distinctive.
a
gile: adj. Able to move or act quickly, physically, or mentally.
a
lias: n. An assumed name.
p
ervade: v. To pass or spread through every part.
s
parse: adj. Thinly diffused.
c
hattel: n. Any article of personal property.
o
fficious: adj. Intermeddling with what is not one's concern.
f
orefather: n. An ancestor.
a
spire: v. To have an earnest desire, wish, or longing, as for something high and good, not yet attained.
r
esidue: n. A remainder or surplus after a part has been separated or otherwise treated.
i
ntrinsic: adj. Inherent.
h
ydrous: adj. Watery.
n
egligent: adj. Apt to omit what ought to be done.
m
onsieur: n. A French title of respect, equivalent to Mr. and sir.
m
arvel: v. To be astonished and perplexed because of (something).
d
erision: n. Ridicule.
e
xhilarate: v. To fill with high or cheerful spirits.
v
enal: adj. Mercenary, corrupt.
r
ibald: adj. Indulging in or manifesting coarse indecency or obscenity.
o
verture: n. An instrumental prelude to an opera, oratorio, or ballet.
o
bliterate: v. To cause to disappear.
c
ranium: n. The skull of an animal, especially that part enclosing the brain.
a
bominate: v. To hate violently.
f
astidious: adj. Hard to please.
d
iplomat: n. A representative of one sovereign state at the capital or court of another.
a
ccommodate: v. To furnish something as a kindness or favor.
t
ransfusion: n. The act of pouring from one vessel to another.
l
adle: n. A cup-shaped vessel with a long handle, intended for dipping up and pouring liquids.
a
tone: v. To make amends for.
i
nvolution: n. Complication.
p
refer: v. To hold in higher estimation.
u
nanimous: adj. Sharing the same views or sentiments.
h
omophone: n. A word agreeing in sound with but different in meaning from another.
t
incture: n. A solution, usually alcoholic, of some principle used in medicine.
i
rreverential: adj. Showing or expressing a deficiency of veneration, especially for sacred things.
h
ypodermic: adj. Pertaining to the area under the skin.
c
entiliter: n. A hundredth of a liter.
i
mplicate: v. To show or prove to be involved in or concerned
i
llogical: adj. Contrary to the rules of sound thought.
p
edagogics: n. The science and art of teaching.
t
heorize: v. To speculate.
i
ntellectual: adj. Characterized by intelligence.
q
uiescence: n. Quiet.
i
mpecunious: adj. Having no money.
i
rreverent: adj. Showing or expressing a deficiency of veneration, especially for sacred things.
c
apacious: adj. Roomy.
n
auseous: adj. Loathsome.
t
ranscontinental: adj. Extending or passing across a continent.
p
entavalent: adj. Quinqeuvalent.
b
oatswain: n. A subordinate officer of a vessel, who has general charge of the rigging, anchors, etc.
m
asquerade: n. A social party composed of persons masked and costumed so as to be disguised.
m
etaphysics: n. The principles of philosophy as applied to explain the methods of any particular science.
r
evelation: n. A disclosing, discovering, or making known of what was before secret, private, or unknown.
g
alvanism: n. Current electricity, especially that arising from chemical action.
r
epetition: n. The act of repeating.
h
awthorn: n. A thorny shrub much used in England for hedges.
t
riple: adj. Threefold.
p
remier: adj. First in rank or position.
o
pprobrium: n. The state of being scornfully reproached or accused of evil.
v
endition: n. The act of selling.
b
ask: v. To make warm by genial heat.
e
arnest: adj. Ardent in spirit and speech.
m
etaphysician: n. One skilled in metaphysics.
f
latulence: n. Accumulation of gas in the stomach and bowels.
r
equital: n. Adequate return for good or ill.
w
aif: n. A homeless, neglected wanderer.
i
mpede: v. To be an obstacle or to place obstacles in the way of.
s
apiential: adj. Possessing wisdom.
r
egicide: n. The killing of a king or sovereign.
o
utbreak: n. A sudden and violent breaking forth, as of something that has been pent up or restrained.
b
eck: v. To give a signal to, by nod or gesture.
k
navery: n. Deceitfulness in dealing.
a
ccompaniment: n. A subordinate part or parts, enriching or supporting the leading part.
u
nbearable: adj. Unendurable.
u
nderstate: v. To fail to put strongly enough, as a case.
m
yth: n. A fictitious narrative presented as historical, but without any basis of fact.
a
dmonition: n. Gentle reproof.
s
ophistry: n. Reasoning sound in appearance only, especially when designedly deceptive.
c
oncur: v. To agree.
d
istrust: n. Lack of confidence in the power, wisdom, or good intent of any person.
a
cademic: adj. Of or pertaining to an academy, college, or university.
e
fficiency: n. The state of possessing adequate skill or knowledge for the performance of a duty.
i
ntoxicant: n. Anything that unduly exhilarates or excites.
r
enovate: v. To restore after deterioration, as a building.
f
eudalism: n. The feudal system.
a
nimadvert: v. To pass criticism or censure.
a
dvent: n. The coming or arrival, as of any important change, event, state, or personage.
i
mpulsion: n. Impetus.
a
dministrator: n. One who manages affairs of any kind.
o
bsolescence: n. The condition or process of gradually falling into disuse.
b
etroth: v. To engage to marry.
i
chthyology: n. The branch of zoology that treats of fishes.
s
tatic: adj. Pertaining to or designating bodies at rest or forces in equilibrium.
c
onspirator: n. One who agrees with others to cooperate in accomplishing some unlawful purpose.
i
diom: n. A use of words peculiar to a particular language.
e
mphasis: n. Any special impressiveness added to an utterance or act, or stress laid upon some word.
c
entenary: adj. Pertaining to a hundred years or a period of a hundred years.
i
nundate: v. To fill with an overflowing abundance.
c
redible: adj. Believable.
d
espondent: adj. Disheartened.
e
mphatic: adj. Spoken with any special impressiveness laid upon an act, word, or set of words.
d
ecameter: n. A length of ten meters.
c
onvivial: adj. Devoted to feasting, or to good-fellowship in eating or drinking.
i
nterlude: n. An action or event considered as coming between others of greater length.
p
hysicist: n. A specialist in the science that treats of the phenomena associated with matter and energy.
c
odicil: n. A supplement adding to, revoking, or explaining in the body of a will.
s
yllabic: adj. Consisting of that which is uttered in a single vocal impulse.
i
nflexible: adj. That can not be altered or varied.
h
eretic: n. One who holds opinions contrary to the recognized standards or tenets of any philosophy.
d
eficiency: n. Lack or insufficiency.
v
agrant: n. An idle wanderer.
t
yro: n. One slightly skilled in or acquainted with any trade or profession.
s
tatistician: n. One who is skilled in collecting and tabulating numerical facts.
h
omogeneity: n. Congruity of the members or elements or parts.
i
llicit: adj. Unlawful.
a
rtless: adj. Ingenuous.
m
icrometer: n. An instrument for measuring very small angles or dimensions.
i
nroad: n. Forcible encroachment or trespass.
p
artible: adj. Separable.
p
repossession: n. A preconceived liking.
d
eplorable: adj. Contemptible.
a
pposition: n. The act of placing side by side, together, or in contact.
a
cumen: n. Quickness of intellectual insight, or discernment; keenness of discrimination.
p
resage: v. To foretell.
g
ratuitous: adj. Voluntarily.
s
olvent: adj. Having sufficient funds to pay all debts.
h
erbivorous: adj. Feeding on herbs or other vegetable matter, as animals.
i
nwardly: adv. With no outward manifestation.
d
ifferentiate: v. To acquire a distinct and separate character.
h
ypnotism: n. An artificially induced somnambulistic state in which the mind readily acts on suggestion.
l
oam: n. A non-coherent mixture of sand and clay.
u
nutterable: adj. Inexpressible.
a
ccusatory: adj. Of, pertaining to, or involving an accusation.
m
ercenary: adj. Greedy
l
exicography: n. The making of dictionaries.
j
ocose: adj. Done or made in jest.
p
hilander: v. To play at courtship with a woman.
t
heocracy: n. A government administered by ecclesiastics.
f
actious: adj. Turbulent.
s
ubsist: v. To be maintained or sustained.
c
ommentary: n. A series of illustrative or explanatory notes on any important work.
d
isconsolate: adj. Grief-stricken.
r
eestablish: v. To restore.
s
ymmetrical: adj. Well-balanced.
l
eaflet: n. A little leaf or a booklet.
s
ucceed: v. To accomplish what is attempted or intended.
a
ristocrat: n. A hereditary noble or one nearly connected with nobility.
c
revasse: n. A deep crack or fissure in the ice of a glacier.
h
onorarium: n. A token fee or payment to a professional man for services.
o
ccasion: n. An important event or celebration.
m
astery: n. The attainment of superior skill.
m
ausoleum: n. A tomb of more than ordinary size or architectural pretensions.
a
pposite: adj. Appropriate.
d
issonant: adj. Harsh or disagreeable in sound.
r
ecoil: v. To start back as in dismay, loathing, or dread.
s
econdly: adv. In the second place in order or succession.
p
reponderate: v. To exceed in influence or power.
c
ollusion: n. A secret agreement for a wrongful purpose.
l
ovable: adj. Amiable.
m
andate: n. A command.
l
ingual: adj. Pertaining to the use of the tongue in utterance.
u
ltramontane: adj. Beyond the mountains, especially beyond the Alps (that is, on their Italian side).
o
fficiate: v. To act as an officer or leader.
d
ubious: adj. Doubtful.
s
purious: adj. Not genuine.
e
ncyclopedia: n. A work containing information on subjects, or exhaustive of one subject.
f
elony: n. One of the highest class of offenses, and punishable with death or imprisonment.
s
tratum: n. A natural or artificial layer, bed, or thickness of any substance or material.
a
vert: v. To turn away or aside.
c
urt: adj. Concise, compressed, and abrupt in act or expression.
o
nrush: n. Onset.
p
ropeller: n. One who or that which propels.
d
erelict: adj. Neglectful of obligation.
i
naudible: adj. That can not be heard.
d
emeanor: n. Deportment.
p
urgatory: n. An intermediate state where souls are made fit for paradise or heaven by expiatory suffering.
m
islay: v. To misplace.
p
remise: n. A judgment as a conclusion.
c
at-o-nine-tails: n. An instrument consisting of nine pieces of cord, formerly used for flogging in the army and navy.
e
nrapture: v. To delight extravagantly or intensely.
c
allow: adj. Without experience of the world.
s
avage: n. A wild and uncivilized human being.
b
ombard: v. To assail with any missile or with abusive speech.
o
rdination: n. A consecration to the ministry.
g
eniality: n. Warmth and kindliness of disposition.
p
iteous: adj. Compassionate.
c
ontrive: v. To manage or carry through by some device or scheme.
p
alette: n. A thin tablet, with a hole for the thumb, upon which artists lay their colors for painting.
v
acillate: v. To waver.
o
cclude: v. To absorb, as a gas by a metal.
c
lassify: v. To arrange in a class or classes on the basis of observed resemblance's and differences.
l
awmaker: n. A legislator.
t
rite: adj. Made commonplace by frequent repetition.
p
ermeate: v. To pervade.
t
elepathy: n. Thought-transference.
d
eride: v. To ridicule.
e
rudite: adj. Very-learned.
s
eparatist: n. A seceder.
o
bese: adj. Exceedingly fat.
i
nane: adj. Silly.
d
espond: v. To lose spirit, courage, or hope.
c
olloquy: n. Conversation.
d
iminution: n. Reduction.
g
rief: n. Sorrow.
p
estilence: n. A raging epidemic.
p
remature: adj. Coming too soon.
r
eseat: v. To place in position of office again.
e
pidemic: n. Wide-spread occurrence of a disease in a certain region.
l
ever: n. That which exerts, or through which one may exert great power.
c
upidity: n. Avarice.
p
ervasion: n. The state of spreading through every part.
r
ation: v. To provide with a fixed allowance or portion, especially of food.
c
urtail: v. To cut off or cut short.
s
tanchion: n. A vertical bar, or a pair of bars, used to confine cattle in a stall.
f
allible: adj. Capable of erring.
p
olygon: n. A figure having many angles.
i
rreducible: adj. That can not be lessened.
j
udicious: adj. Prudent.
a
vocation: n. Diversion.
b
aize: n. A single-colored napped woolen fabric used for table-covers, curtains, etc.
a
mpersand: n. The character &; and.
c
adaverous: adj. Resembling a corpse.
m
istrust: v. To regard with suspicion or jealousy.
f
urtherance: n. Advancement.
p
rophecy: n. Any prediction or foretelling.
l
igament: n. That which binds objects together.
C
atholicism: n. The system, doctrine, and practice of the Roman Catholic Church.
r
econsider: v. To review with care, especially with a view to a reversal of previous action.
r
epartee: n. A ready, witty, or apt reply.
b
enefice: n. A church office endowed with funds or property for the maintenance of divine service.
e
nervate: v. To render ineffective or inoperative.
p
rosody: n. The science of poetical forms.
s
equacious: adj. Ready to be led.
n
ettle: v. To excite sensations of uneasiness or displeasure in.
c
onnive: v. To be in collusion.
p
rohibitionist: n. One who favors the prohibition by law of the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages.
p
arity: n. Equality, as of condition or rank.
i
tinerary: n. A detailed account or diary of a journey
p
sychotherapy: n. The treatment of mental disease.
p
rimeval: adj. Belonging to the first ages.
s
carcity: n. Insufficiency of supply for needs or ordinary demands.
i
nadvisable: adj. Unadvisable.
m
ellifluous: adj. Sweetly or smoothly flowing.
b
aste: v. To cover with melted fat, gravy, while cooking.
g
astronomy: n. The art of preparing and serving appetizing food.
c
hancery: n. A court of equity, as distinguished from a common-law court.
d
ogmatize: v. To make positive assertions without supporting them by argument or evidence.
p
ercolator: n. A filter.
l
oathe: v. To abominate.
t
ypographical: adj. Pertaining to typography or printing.
d
eference: n. Respectful submission or yielding, as to another's opinion, wishes, or judgment.
c
onsumption: n. Gradual destruction, as by burning, eating, etc., or by using up, wearing out, etc.
s
urcharge: n. An additional amount charged.
r
everent: adj. Humble.
i
sobar: n. A line joining points at which the barometric pressure is the same at a specified moment.
a
scent: n. A rising, soaring, or climbing.
h
andwriting: n. Penmanship.
u
nconscionable: adj. Ridiculously or unjustly excessive.
r
eminiscence: n. The calling to mind of incidents within the range of personal knowledge or experience.
t
erminus: n. The final point or goal.
a
rmory: n. An arsenal.
m
andatory: adj. Expressive of positive command, as distinguished from merely directory.
c
omplaisance: n. Politeness.
D
ecameron: n. A volume consisting of ten parts or books.
d
etest: v. To dislike or hate with intensity.
p
articipate: v. To receive or have a part or share of.
a
creage: n. Quantity or extent of land, especially of cultivated land.
v
igilance: n. Alert and intent mental watchfulness in guarding against danger.
o
bviate: v. To clear away or provide for, as an objection or difficulty.
e
nlighten: v. To cause to see clearly.
i
ncongruous: adj. Unsuitable for the time, place, or occasion.
p
ension: n. A periodical allowance to an individual on account of past service done by him/her.
l
uminosity: n. The quality of giving or radiating light.
r
esistant: adj. Offering or tending to produce resistance.
m
uffle: v. To deaden the sound of, as by wraps.
h
emorrhoids: n. pl. Tumors composed of enlarged and thickened blood-vessels, at the lower end of the rectum.
n
omic: adj. Usual or customary.
o
bstetrician: n. A practitioner of midwifery.
o
bligatory: adj. Binding in law or conscience.
o
dorous: adj. Having an odor, especially a fragrant one.
r
ecluse: n. One who lives in retirement or seclusion.
v
ertical: adj. Lying or directed perpendicularly to the horizon.
d
ecrepit: adj. Enfeebled, as by old age or some chronic infirmity.
t
ransient: n. One who or that which is only of temporary existence.
m
aterial: n. That of which anything is composed or may be constructed.
i
ridescence: n. A many-colored appearance.
a
ggress: v. To make the first attack.
g
ranulate: v. To form into grains or small particles.
i
ntrigue: n. A plot or scheme, usually complicated and intended to accomplish something by secret ways.
a
morphous: adj. Without determinate shape.
f
iscal: adj. Pertaining to the treasury or public finances of a government.
d
esperado: n. One without regard for law or life.
g
ratification: n. Satisfaction.
j
aundice: n. A morbid condition, due to obstructed excretion of bile or characterized by yellowing of the skin.
a
cknowledge: v. To recognize; to admit the genuineness or validity of.
s
yneresis: n. The coalescence of two vowels or syllables, as e'er for ever.
l
aud: v. To praise in words or song.
a
dmittance: n. Entrance, or the right or permission to enter.
m
align: v. To speak evil of, especially to do so falsely and severely.
i
mpregnate: v. To make pregnant.
e
xuberance: n. Rich supply.
w
ampum: n. Beads strung on threads, formerly used among the American Indians as currency.
i
ndigestible: adj. Not digestible, or difficult to digest.
g
ranule: n. A small grain or particle.
m
iniature: adj. Much smaller than reality or that the normal size.
U
nitarian: adj. Pertaining to a religious body that rejects the doctrine of the Trinity.
c
ursive: adj. Writing in which the letters are joined together.
e
xtort: v. To obtain by violence, threats, compulsion, or the subjection of another to some necessity.
r
ote: n. Repetition of words or sounds as a means of learning them, with slight attention.
h
erbaceous: adj. Having the character of a herb.
h
aggard: adj. Worn and gaunt in appearance.
f
elicitate: v. To wish joy or happiness to, especially in view of a coming event.
p
reestablish: v. To settle or arrange beforehand.
r
ebellious: adj. Insubordinate.
s
pecie: n. A coin or coins of gold, silver, copper, or other metal.
r
apt: adj. Enraptured.
r
egality: n. Royalty.
p
entagram: n. A figure having five points or lobes.
s
tringent: adj. Rigid.
p
ossible: adj. Being not beyond the reach of power natural, moral, or supernatural.
m
ane: n. The long hair growing upon and about the neck of certain animals, as the horse and the lion.
e
xtinct: adj. Being no longer in existence.
t
hermal: adj. Of or pertaining to heat.
i
nvert: v. To turn inside out, upside down, or in opposite direction.
a
rrange: v. To put in definite or proper order.
m
isanthropy: n. Hatred of mankind.
a
ntic: n. A grotesque, ludicrous, or fantastic action.
i
ntolerant: adj. Bigoted.
i
nitiate: v. To perform the first act or rite.
s
ustenance: n. Food.
c
abinet: n. The body of men constituting the official advisors of the executive head of a nation.
e
ffete: adj. Exhausted, as having performed its functions.
e
mergence: n. A coming into view.
b
aleful: adj. Malignant.
b
raze: v. To make of or ornament with brass.
s
ubterranean: adj. Situated or occurring below the surface of the earth.
O
mnipotent: adj. Possessed of unlimited and universal power.
a
lacrity: n. Cheerful willingness.
p
rincipal: adj. Most important.
b
rusque: adj. Somewhat rough or rude in manner or speech.
i
nflammation: n. A morbid process in some part of the body characterized by heat, swelling, and pain.
c
anto: n. One of the divisions of an extended poem.
e
nfranchise: v. To endow with a privilege, especially with the right to vote.
m
onogram: n. A character consisting of two or more letters interwoven into one, usually initials of a name.
a
djunct: n. Something joined to or connected with another thing, but holding a subordinate place.
c
ondolence: n. Expression of sympathy with a person in pain, sorrow, or misfortune.
a
ctionable: adj. Affording cause for instituting an action, as trespass, slanderous words.
f
inally .: adv. At last
q
uay: n. A wharf or artificial landing-place on the shore of a harbor or projecting into it.
i
nnumerable: adj. Countless.
p
eriodicity: n. The habit or characteristic of recurrence at regular intervals.
p
erturb: v. To disturb greatly.
r
egalia: n. pl. The emblems of royalty.
d
espite: prep. In spite of.
g
ladden: v. To make joyous.
l
egislate: v. To make or enact a law or laws.
e
dict: n. That which is uttered or proclaimed by authority as a rule of action.
f
ledgling: n. A young bird.
l
egacy: n. A bequest.
l
abyrinth: n. A maze.
c
onquer: v. To overcome by force.
h
umbug: n. Anything intended or calculated to deceive or mislead.
c
onstellation: n. An arbitrary assemblage or group of stars.
a
rboreal: adj. Of or pertaining to a tree or trees.
e
mbarrass: v. To render flustered or agitated.
d
isapprove: v. To regard with blame.
r
evoke: v. To rescind.
m
assive: adj. Of considerable bulk and weight.
t
enure: n. The term during which a thing is held.
b
omb: n. A hollow projectile containing an explosive material.
t
elephony: n. The art or process of communicating by telephone.
p
olytechnic: adj. Pertaining to, embracing, or practicing many arts.
m
asonry: n. The art or work of constructing, as buildings, walls, etc., with regularly arranged stones.
p
etrify: v. To convert into a substance of stony hardness and character.
r
otate: v. To cause to turn on or as on its axis, as a wheel.
d
efinite: adj. Having an exact signification or positive meaning.
a
mbrosial: adj. Divinely sweet, fragrant, or delicious.
s
upercilious: adj. Exhibiting haughty and careless contempt.
s
uspicious: adj. Inclined to doubt or mistrust.
p
seudapostle: n. A pretended or false apostle.
m
ilitarism: n. A policy of maintaining great standing armies.
c
ontroller: n. One who or that which regulates or directs.
e
xtensive: adj. Extended widely in space, time, or scope.
c
alumny: n. Slander.
c
ircumlocution: n. Indirect or roundabout expression.
t
orturous: adj. Marked by extreme suffering.
o
utright: adv. Entirely.
u
nicellular: adj. Consisting of a single cell.
m
ete: v. To apportion.
v
erdant: adj. Green with vegetation.
i
mpeccable: adj. Blameless.
i
mpulsive: adj. Unpremeditated.
i
nterdict: n. Authoritative act of prohibition.
d
ilettante: n. A superficial amateur.
s
hrinkage: n. A contraction of any material into less bulk or dimension.
c
onstrict: v. To bind.
e
mbark: v. To make a beginning in some occupation or scheme.
n
ationality: n. A connection with a particular nation.
w
ell-to-do: adj. In prosperous circumstances.
s
ear: v. To burn on the surface.
t
ransition: n. Passage from one place, condition, or action to another.
i
nsecure: adj. Not assured of safety.
d
eciduous: adj. Falling off at maturity as petals after flowering, fruit when ripe, etc.
p
rotege: n. One specially cared for and favored by another usually older person.
a
lcohol: n. A volatile, inflammable, colorless liquid of a penetrating odor and burning taste.
t
herefor: adv. For that or this.
r
esilient: adj. Having the quality of springing back to a former position.
a
bscess: n. A Collection of pus in a cavity formed within some tissue of the body.
n
on-existent: n. That which does not exist.
d
ocket: n. The registry of judgments of a court.
c
ogent: adj. Appealing strongly to the reason or conscience.
s
arcasm: n. Cutting and reproachful language.
g
risly: adj. Fear-inspiring.
p
rodigy: n. A person or thing of very remarkable gifts or qualities.
w
earisome: adj. Fatiguing.
i
nevitable: adj. Unavoidable.
a
vidity: n. Greediness.
p
erversity: n. Wickedness.
f
rolicsome: adj. Prankish.
f
raudulent: adj. Counterfeit.
h
ydra: n. The seven- or nine-headed water-serpent slain by Hercules.
t
echnic: adj. Technical.
i
ndigenous: adj. Native.
c
reak: n. A sharp, harsh, squeaking sound.
m
idsummer: n. The middle of the summer.
m
edicine: n. A substance possessing or reputed to possess curative or remedial properties.
a
gglomerate: v. To pile or heap together.
d
espicable: adj. Contemptible.
i
nsulate: v. To place in a detached state or situation.
r
evert: v. To return, or turn or look back, as toward a former position or the like.
t
ransalpine: adj. Situated on the other side of the Alps.
i
nceptive: adj. Beginning.
d
ogmatic: adj. Making statements without argument or evidence.
d
emise: n. Death.
j
udiciary: n. That department of government which administers the law relating to civil and criminal justice.
d
efray: v. To make payment for.
a
ccept: v. To take when offered.
e
cstatic: adj. Enraptured.
m
edley: n. A composition of different songs or parts of songs arranged to run as a continuous whole.
w
hereupon: adv. After which.
a
llotment: n. Portion.
o
verstride: v. To step beyond.
c
onfessor: n. A spiritual advisor.
i
nfluential: adj. Having the power to sway the will of another.
s
urmise: v. To conjecture.
e
xcusable: adj. Justifiable.
d
edication: n. The voluntary consecration or relinquishment of something to an end or cause.
p
roletarian: n. A person of the lowest or poorest class.
p
ervasive: adj. Thoroughly penetrating or permeating.
j
udicature: n. Distribution and administration of justice by trial and judgment.
a
utocrat: n. Any one who claims or wields unrestricted or undisputed authority or influence.
l
ittoral: adj. Of, pertaining to, or living on a shore.
j
uror: n. One who serves on a jury or is sworn in for jury duty in a court of justice.
p
erceptible: adj. Cognizable.
S
ol: n. The sun.
i
mpertinence: n. Rudeness.
c
ontort: v. To twist into a misshapen form.
m
arine: adj. Of or pertaining to the sea or matters connected with the sea.
c
omposure: n. Calmness.
m
onetary: adj. Financial.
i
ndigent: adj. Poor.
e
rudition: n. Extensive knowledge of literature, history, language, etc.
t
ortuous: adj. Abounding in irregular bends or turns.
d
uctile: adj. Capable of being drawn out, as into wire or a thread.
c
learance: n. A certificate from the proper authorities that a vessel has complied with the law and may sail.
p
ersonage: n. A man or woman as an individual, especially one of rank or high station.
f
ugacious: adj. Fleeting.
m
onologue: n. A story or drama told or performed by one person.
m
odulate: v. To vary in tone, inflection, pitch or other quality of sound.
b
ursar: n. A treasurer.
m
illet: n. A grass cultivated for forage and cereal.
o
ctavo: n. A book, or collection of paper in which the sheets are so folded as to make eight leaves.
l
enient: adj. Not harsh.
t
ireless: adj. Untiring.
i
ncompatible: adj. Discordant.
b
evel: n. Any inclination of two surfaces other than 90 degrees.
t
ransferee: n. The person to whom a transfer is made.
f
ungible: adj. That may be measured, counted, or weighed.
a
dumbrate: v. To represent beforehand in outline or by emblem.
t
olerable: adj. Moderately good.
s
yllable: n. That which is uttered in a single vocal impulse.
o
ptician: n. One who makes or deals in optical instruments or eye-glasses.
h
ibernal: adj. Pertaining to winter.
v
iscount: n. In England, a title of nobility, ranking fourth in the order of British peerage.
b
roadcast: adj. Disseminated far and wide.
c
ower: v. To crouch down tremblingly, as through fear or shame.
r
elapse: v. To suffer a return of a disease after partial recovery.
d
utiable: adj. Subject to a duty, especially a customs duty.
b
eseech: v. To implore.
o
bvert: v. To turn the front or principal side of (a thing) toward any person or object.
p
otentate: n. One possessed of great power or sway.
e
fficacy: n. The power to produce an intended effect as shown in the production of it.
c
onverge: v. To cause to incline and approach nearer together.
n
ecessity: n. That which is indispensably requisite to an end desired.
r
etrospective: adj. Looking back on the past.
r
eticent: adj. Habitually keeping silent or being reserved in utterance.
p
enalty: n. The consequences that follow the transgression of natural or divine law.
l
uscious: adj. Rich, sweet, and delicious.
c
olleague: n. An associate in professional employment.
g
usto: n. Keen enjoyment.
p
erpetuate: v. To preserve from extinction or oblivion.
n
ondescript: adj. Indescribable.
t
hesis: n. An essay or treatise on a particular subject.
v
erity: n. Truth.
d
ialogue: n. A formal conversation in which two or more take part.
c
orroborate: v. To strengthen, as proof or conviction.
p
osition: n. The manner in which a thing is placed.
r
evere: v. To regard with worshipful veneration.
b
ailiff: n. An officer of court having custody of prisoners under arraignment.
a
rbor: n. A tree.
h
ypercritical: adj. Faultfinding.
e
piphany: n. Any appearance or bodily manifestation of a deity.
f
oliage: n. Any growth of leaves.
g
rantor: n. The maker of a deed.
a
udition: n. The act or sensation of hearing.
e
ngender: v. To produce.
v
olant: adj. Flying or able to fly.
e
vangelical: adj. Seeking the conversion of sinners.
p
olygamy: n. the fact or condition of having more than one wife or husband at once.
s
ynod: n. An ecclesiastical council.
p
reservation: n. Conservation.
a
fresh: adv. Once more, after rest or interval.
a
waken: v. To arouse, as emotion, interest, or the like.
f
orth: adv. Into notice or view.
m
aritime: adj. Situated on or near the sea.
p
resumption: n. That which may be logically assumed to be true until disproved.
a
dmissible: adj. Having the right or privilege of entry.
c
ontingency: n. Possibility of happening.
h
abitant: n. Dweller.
s
uperfluity: n. That part of anything that is in excess of what is needed.
p
illory: n. A wooden framework in which an offender is fastened to boards and is exposed to public scorn.
b
rokerage: n. The business of making sales and purchases for a commission; a broker.
d
epress: v. To press down.
h
ypotenuse: n. The side of a right-angled triangle opposite the right angle.
p
romiscuous: adj. Brought together without order, distinction, or design (for sex).
c
alculable: adj. That may be estimated by reckoning.
r
efringent: adj. Having the power to refract.
d
electable: adj. Delightful to the taste or to the senses.
r
enunciation: n. An explicit disclaimer of a right or privilege.
w
retchedness: n. Extreme misery or unhappiness.
m
isuse: v. To maltreat.
m
undane: adj. Worldly, as opposed to spiritual or celestial.
t
ranslate: v. To give the sense or equivalent of in another language or dialect.
g
auge: n. An instrument for measuring.
l
unatic: n. An insane person.
p
rocrastinate: v. To put off till tomorrow or till a future time.
c
haracterize: v. To describe by distinctive marks or peculiarities.
p
erspire: v. To excrete through the pores of the skin.
a
nthropomorphous: adj. Having or resembling human form.
p
romulgate: v. To proclaim.
i
nestimable: adj. Above price.
h
esitancy: n. A pausing to consider.
m
enagerie: n. A collection of wild animals, especially when kept for exhibition.
b
lase: adj. Sated with pleasure.
r
elinquish: v. To give up using or having.
d
isallow: v. To withhold permission or sanction.
u
ncommon: adj. Rare.
g
enerally: adv. Ordinarily.
t
elltale: adj. That gives warning or information.
i
napprehensible: adj. Not to be understood.
p
roximately: adv. Immediately.
p
retentious: adj. Marked by pretense, conceit, or display.
i
rrefragable: adj. That can not be refuted or disproved.
r
emunerate: v. To pay or pay for.
p
unctual: adj. Observant and exact in points of time.
f
ree trade: n. Commerce unrestricted by tariff or customs.
p
rovident: adj. Anticipating and making ready for future wants or emergencies.
l
ateral: adj. Directed toward the side.
f
reemason: n. A member of an ancient secret fraternity originally confined to skilled artisans.
s
eignior: n. A title of honor or respectful address, equivalent to sir.
a
ccost: v. To speak to.
i
nsurgent: n. One who takes part in forcible opposition to the constituted authorities of a place.
a
djudge: v. To award or bestow by formal decision.
v
erbatim: adv. Word for word.
p
rofuse: adj. Produced or displayed in overabundance.
r
edundant: adj. Constituting an excess.
t
echnology: n. The knowledge relating to industries and manufactures.
u
naccountable: adj. Inexplicable.
f
requency: n. The comparative number of any kind of occurrences within a given time or space.
g
enealogy: n. A list, in the order of succession, of ancestors and their descendants.
i
lliterate: adj. Having little or no book-learning.
q
uandary: n. A puzzling predicament.
d
ialectician: n. A logician.
m
etal: n. An element that forms a base by combining with oxygen, is usually hard, heavy, and lustrous.
t
ypify: v. To serve as a characteristic example of.
i
ndicator: n. One who or that which points out.
p
alsy: n. Paralysis.
t
acit: adj. Understood.
s
ignificant: adj. Important, especially as pointing something out.
c
ereal: adj. Pertaining to edible grain or farinaceous seeds.
s
inuosity: n. The quality of curving in and out.
r
edolent: adj. Smelling sweet and agreeable.
f
ief: n. A landed estate held under feudal tenure.
s
ibilate: v. To give a hissing sound to, as in pronouncing the letter s.
d
ivertible: adj. Able to be turned from the accustomed course or a line of action already established.
a
rmada: n. A fleet of war-vessels.
d
istention: n. Expansion.
u
pturn: v. To throw into confusion.
w
holly: adv. Completely.
r
abid: adj. Affected with rabies or hydrophobia.
g
regarious: adj. Not habitually solitary or living alone.
o
stentation: n. A display dictated by vanity and intended to invite applause or flattery.
p
redicament: n. A difficult, trying situation or plight.
p
anacea: n. A remedy or medicine proposed for or professing to cure all diseases.
i
sle: n. An island.
M
artian: adj. Pertaining to Mars, either the Roman god of war or the planet.
m
anlike: adj. Like a man.
m
emorable: adj. Noteworthy.
b
uoyancy: n. Power or tendency to float on or in a liquid or gas.
i
ntersect: v. To cut through or into so as to divide.
p
resumptuous: adj. Assuming too much.
i
nexcusable: adj. Not to be justified.
a
rdor: n. Intensity of passion or affection.
a
ssassination: n. Murderer, as by secret assault or treachery.
a
bbot: n. The superior of a community of monks.
a
cute: adj. Having fine and penetrating discernment.
s
eclude: v. To place, keep, or withdraw from the companionship of others.
i
ncisor: n. A front or cutting tooth.
i
nterpolation: n. Verbal interference.
r
ue: v. To regret extremely.
a
ntispasmodic: adj. Tending to prevent or relieve non-inflammatory spasmodic affections.
i
rrigate: v. To water, as land, by ditches or other artificial means.
c
oincidence: n. A circumstance so agreeing with another: often implying accident.
u
nwieldy: adj. Moved or managed with difficulty, as from great size or awkward shape.
c
ontusion: n. A bruise.
p
uissant: adj. Possessing strength.
S
partan: adj. Exceptionally brave; rigorously severe.
i
mpermissible: adj. Not permissible.
a
urora: n. A luminous phenomenon in the upper regions of the atmosphere.
f
elicity: n. A state of well-founded happiness.
i
nteract: v. To act reciprocally.
p
ortent: n. Anything that indicates what is to happen.
g
randeur: n. The quality of being grand or admirably great.
k
ind-hearted: adj. Having a kind and sympathetic nature.
i
mperfectible: adj. That can not be perfected.
i
nsomnia: n. Sleeplessness.
d
eject: v. To dishearten.
i
ndefinitely: adv. In a vague or uncertain way.
v
erification: n. The act of proving to be true, exact, or accurate.
f
lux: n. A state of constant movement, change, or renewal.
r
eplica: n. A duplicate executed by the artist himself, and regarded, equally with the first, as an original.
b
elie: v. To misrepresent.
d
egradation: n. Diminution, as of strength or magnitude.
b
aritone: adj. Having a register higher than bass and lower than tenor.
t
ranscript: n. A copy made directly from an original.
h
indrance: n. An obstacle.
i
nvestor: n. One who invests money.
q
uibble: n. An utterly trivial distinction or objection.
c
ontemporaneous: adj. Living, occurring, or existing at the same time.
c
onjugal: adj. Pertaining to marriage, marital rights, or married persons.
p
redatory: adj. Prone to pillaging.
i
ntestate: adj. Not having made a valid will.
p
hilharmonic: adj. Fond of music.
c
atholicity: n. Universal prevalence or acceptance.
p
redominate: v. To be chief in importance, quantity, or degree.
k
imono: n. A loose robe, fastening with a sash, the principal outer garment in Japan.
e
xtempore: adv. Without studied or special preparation.
i
ndulgent: adj. Yielding to the desires or humor of oneself or those under one's care.
a
rcade: n. A vaulted passageway or street; a roofed passageway having shops, etc., opening from it.
u
ndercharge: v. To make an inadequate charge for.
j
ournalize: v. To keep a diary.
s
ervice: n. Any work done for the benefit of another.
d
isinfect: v. To remove or destroy the poison of infectious or contagious diseases.
b
utte: n. A conspicuous hill, low mountain, or natural turret, generally isolated.
f
utile: adj. Of no avail or effect.
m
nemonics: n. A system of principles and formulas designed to assist the recollection in certain instances.
i
nventive: adj. Quick at contrivance.
p
eninsular: adj. Pertaining to a piece of land almost surrounded by water.
r
adical: n. One who holds extreme views or advocates extreme measures.
a
uspice: n. favoring, protecting, or propitious influence or guidance.
a
bstruse: adj. Dealing with matters difficult to be understood.
r
ecognizance: n. An acknowledgment entered into before a court with condition to do some particular act.
b
eau: n. An escort or lover.
m
artyrdom: n. Submission to death or persecution for the sake of faith or principle.
c
onvolve: v. To move with a circling or winding motion.
m
obocracy: n. Lawless control of public affairs by the mob or populace.
m
isadventure: n. An unlucky accident.
k
ingship: n. Royal state.
p
opulace: n. The common people.
b
ric-a-brac: n. Objects of curiosity or for decoration.
p
ungent: adj. Affecting the sense of smell.
a
ltruist: n. One who advocates or practices altruism.
t
axation: n. A levy, by government, of a fixed contribution.
n
umeration: n. The act or art of reading or naming numbers.
e
ulogy: n. A spoken or written laudation of a person's life or character.
z
enith: n. The culminating-point of prosperity, influence, or greatness.
r
espondent: adj. Answering.
c
urable: adj. Capable of being remedied or corrected.
p
retext: n. A fictitious reason or motive.
p
rima: adj. First.
g
amester: n. A gambler.
t
ranslator: n. An interpreter.
s
coundrel: n. A man without principle.
e
meritus: adj. Retired from active service but retained to an honorary position.
o
btrude: v. To be pushed or to push oneself into undue prominence.
p
osterior: n. The hinder part.
r
egnant: adj. Exercising royal authority in one's own right.
r
eckless: adj. Foolishly headless of danger.
i
con: n. An image or likeness.
c
omparison: n. Examination of two or more objects with reference to their likeness or unlikeness.
n
ecessary: adj. Indispensably requisite or absolutely needed to accomplish a desired result.
d
ecaliter: n. A liquid and dry measure of 10 liters.
p
resentient: adj. Perceiving or feeling beforehand.
h
inder: v. To obstruct.
s
isterhood: n. A body of sisters united by some bond of sympathy or by a religious vow.
m
odification: n. A change.
f
ray: v. To fret at the edge so as to loosen or break the threads.
c
onvoy: n. A protecting force accompanying property in course of transportation.
g
enerate: v. To produce or cause to be.
u
ndervalue: v. To underestimate.
a
bsorb: v. To drink in or suck up, as a sponge absorbs water.
r
eferee: n. An umpire.
d
iurnal: adj. Daily.
l
inguistics: n. The science of languages, or of the origin, history, and significance of words.
r
edoubtable: adj. Formidable.
l
ackadaisical: adj. Listless.
a
ghast: adj. Struck with terror and amazement.
t
aciturn: adj. Disinclined to conversation.
p
erigee: n. The point in the orbit of the moon when it is nearest the earth.
m
etric: adj. Relating to measurement.
h
eedless: adj. Thoughtless.
a
lkali: n. Anything that will neutralize an acid, as lime, magnesia, etc.
d
iffident: adj. Affected or possessed with self-distrust.
f
raudulence: n. Deceitfulness.
g
umption: n. Common sense.
t
heology: n. The branch of theological science that treats of God.
g
uinea: n. An English monetary unit.
h
azard: n. Risk.
i
nextensible: adj. Of unchangeable length or area.
c
oquette: n. A flirt.
m
aharaja: n. A great Hindu prince.
h
omogeneous: adj. Made up of similar parts or elements.
m
ythology: n. The whole body of legends cherished by a race concerning gods and heroes.
p
ervious: adj. Admitting the entrance or passage of another substance.
i
mpudence: n. Insolent disrespect.
p
araphernalia: n. Miscellaneous articles of equipment or adornment.
o
bservatory: n. A building designed for systematic astronomical observations.
p
olycracy: n. The rule of many.
i
ntelligible: adj. Comprehensible.
s
ecretive: adj. Having a tendency to conceal.
a
crid: adj. Harshly pungent or bitter.
p
lausible: adj. Seeming likely to be true, though open to doubt.
c
ommission: v. To empower.
i
nmost: adj. Deepest within.
p
redict: v. To foretell.
m
ilitant: adj. Of a warlike or combative disposition or tendency.
a
ccessible: adj. Approachable.
f
urrier: n. A dealer in or maker of fur goods.
m
awkish: adj. Sickening or insipid.
d
ecagram: n. A weight of 10 grams.
c
ede: v. To pass title to.
m
ealy-mouthed: adj. Afraid to express facts or opinions plainly.
i
mply: v. To signify.
f
racture: n. A break.
s
ensorium: n. The sensory apparatus.
e
xpense: n. The laying out or expending or money or other resources, as time or strength.
p
rotector: n. A defender.
h
ernia: n. Protrusion of any internal organ in whole or in part from its normal position.
d
eflect: v. To cause to turn aside or downward.
o
ptics: n. The science that treats of light and vision, and all that is connected with sight.
e
nnoble: v. To dignify.
t
ransplant: v. To remove and plant in another place.
a
erostatics: n. The branch of pneumatics that treats of the equilibrium, pressure, and mechanical properties.
c
rockery: n. Earthenware made from baked clay.
n
ebula: n. A gaseous body of unorganized stellar substance.
t
heorist: n. One given to speculating.
c
ulinary: adj. Of or pertaining to cooking or the kitchen.
c
adenza: n. An embellishment or flourish, prepared or improvised, for a solo voice or instrument.
o
mnipotence: n. Unlimited and universal power.
e
xpeditious: adj. Speedy.
o
perator: n. One who works with or controls some machine or scientific apparatus.
m
ettle: n. Courage.
s
cope: n. A range of action or view.
p
erspiration: n. Sweat.
d
onor: n. One who makes a donation or present.
p
incers: n. An instrument having two lever-handles and two jaws working on a pivot.
r
eign: v. To hold and exercise sovereign power.
r
hapsody: n. Rapt or rapturous utterance.
r
equiem: n. A solemn mass sung for the repose of the souls of the dead.
m
elodrama: n. A drama with a romantic story or plot and sensational situation and incidents.
l
igature: n. Anything that constricts, or serves for binding or tying.
s
cribe: n. One who writes or is skilled in writing.
c
ulvert: n. Any artificial covered channel for the passage of water through a bank or under a road, canal.
s
treamlet: n. Rivulet.
a
skance: adv. With a side or indirect glance or meaning.
p
olysyllable: adj. Having several syllables, especially more than three syllables.
r
ecourse: n. Resort to or application for help in exigency or trouble.
f
acility: n. Ease.
i
mpassible: adj. Not moved or affected by feeling.
p
arliament: n. A legislative body.
g
uess: n. Surmise.
t
elescope: v. To drive together so that one slides into the another like the sections of a spy-glass.
s
prightly: adj. Vivacious.
e
ndurable: adj. Tolerable.
c
ompression: n. Constraint, as by force or authority.
t
riumvir: n. One of three men united coordinately in public office or authority.
p
rovocation: n. An action or mode of conduct that excites resentment.
c
oalition: n. Combination in a body or mass.
e
minence: n. An elevated position with respect to rank, place, character, condition, etc.
c
ontuse: v. To bruise by a blow, either with or without the breaking of the skin.
v
indicative: adj. Revengeful.
o
ptimism: n. The view that everything in nature and the history of mankind is ordered for the best.
l
unar: adj. Pertaining to the moon.
p
erjure: v. To swear falsely to.
s
ubsistence: n. Sustenance.
r
egress: v. To return to a former place or condition.
c
ognizant: adj. Taking notice.
f
lue: n. A smoke-duct in a chimney.
c
urio: n. A piece of bric-a-brac.
o
utlaw: n. A habitual lawbreaker.
d
eface: v. To mar or disfigure the face or external surface of.
m
isnomer: n. A name wrongly or mistakenly applied.
b
ravo: interj. Well done.
p
rotective: adj. Sheltering.
g
iver: n. One who gives, in any sense.
d
elirious: adj. Raving.
p
rotract: v. To prolong.
m
isrepresent: v. To give a wrong impression.
d
ishonest: adj. Untrustworthy.
d
oe: n. The female of the deer.
j
argon: n. Confused, unintelligible speech or highly technical speech.
u
rbanity: n. Refined or elegant courtesy.
e
ncyclical: adj. Intended for general circulation.
a
ntonym: n. A word directly opposed to another in meaning.
c
ontiguous: adj. Touching or joining at the edge or boundary.
v
ogue: n. The prevalent way or fashion.
d
eleterious: adj. Hurtful, morally or physically.
a
bstinence: n. Self denial.
s
hrewd: adj. Characterized by skill at understanding and profiting by circumstances.
d
enomination: n. A body of Christians united by a common faith and form of worship and discipline.
i
nterrogatory: n. A question or inquiry.
c
orrelative: adj. Mutually involving or implying one another.
i
nsignificance: n. Lack of import or of importance.
p
rivilege: n. A right or immunity not enjoyed by all, or that may be enjoyed only under special conditions.
d
iatomic: adj. Containing only two atoms.
i
ntermediate: adj. Being in a middle place or degree or between extremes.
p
otent: adj. Physically powerful.
o
ccurrence: n. A happening.
s
everance: n. Separation.
b
ight: n. A slightly receding bay between headlands, formed by a long curve of a coast-line.
b
oll: n. A round pod or seed-capsule, as a flax or cotton.
s
inus: n. An opening or cavity.
p
ecuniary: adj. Consisting of money.
l
iquefacient: adj. Possessing a liquefying nature or power.
j
uvenile: adj. Characteristic of youth.
i
nterrupt: v. To stop while in progress.
o
aken: adj. Made of or from oak.
c
heck: v. To hold back.
p
rojection: n. A prominence.
h
omonym: n. A word agreeing in sound with but different in meaning from another.
v
ariance: n. Change.
m
idwife: n. A woman who makes a business of assisting at childbirth.
d
istend: v. To stretch out or expand in every direction.
d
eath's-head: n. A human skull as a symbol of death.
v
apid: adj. Having lost sparkling quality and flavor.
g
uile: n. Duplicity.
u
nsettle: v. To put into confusion.
r
efragable: adj. Capable of being refuted.
p
rologue: n. A prefatory statement or explanation to a poem, discourse, or performance.
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ntracellular: adj. Occurring or situated within a cell.
c
artilage: n. An elastic animal tissue of firm consistence.
m
icroscopy: n. The art of examing objects with the microscope.
c
ontinuance: n. Permanence.
u
nderhanded: adj. Clandestinely carried on.
g
ourd: n. A melon, pumpkin, squash, or some similar fruit having a hard rind.
k
erchief: n. A square of linen, silk, or other material, used as a covering for the head or neck.
u
nwise: adj. Foolish.
v
ersion: n. A description or report of something as modified by one's character or opinion.
i
mmeasurable: adj. Indefinitely extensive.
b
olero: n. A Spanish dance, illustrative of the passion of love, accompanied by caste nets and singing.
i
nadvertent: adj. Accidental.
a
zure: n. The color of the sky.
r
escind: v. To make void, as an act, by the enacting authority or a superior authority.
i
neligible: adj. Not suitable to be selected or chosen.
o
pulent: adj. Wealthy.
a
malgamate: v. To mix or blend together in a homogeneous body.
v
ersatile: adj. Having an aptitude for applying oneself to new and varied tasks or to various subjects.
c
ohere: v. To stick together.
p
ersonal: adj. Not general or public.
d
istiller: n. One occupied in the business of distilling alcoholic liquors.
b
urnish: v. To make brilliant or shining.
p
reternatural: adj. Extraordinary.
i
mpious: adj. Characterized by irreverence or irreligion.
p
ommel: v. To beat with something thick or bulky.
b
ureau: n. A chest of drawers for clothing, etc.
h
ardihood: n. Foolish daring.
i
ndispensable: adj. Necessary or requisite for the purpose.
d
omain: n. A sphere or field of action or interest.
f
ete: n. A festival or feast.
a
pparent: adj. Easily understood.
a
rchdeacon: n. A high official administrator of the affairs of a diocese.
a
bbey: n. The group of buildings which collectively form the dwelling-place of a society of monks or nuns.
c
onjecture: n. A guess.
n
ominee: n. One who receives a nomination.
w
itticism: n. A witty, brilliant, or original saying or sentiment.
t
rimness: n. Neatness.
i
mitation: n. That which is made as a likeness or copy.
s
cruple: n. Doubt or uncertainty regarding a question of moral right or duty.
g
lobular: adj. Spherical.
m
isbehavior: n. Ill or improper behavior.
p
yre: n. A heap of combustibles arranged for burning a dead body.
g
ranary: n. A storehouse for grain after it is thrashed or husked.
c
abal: n. A number of persons secretly united for effecting by intrigue some private purpose.
o
verleap: v. To leap beyond.
i
ntramural: adj. Situated within the walls of a city.
o
utrageous: adj. Shocking in conduct.
b
laze: n. A vivid glowing flame.
l
anguid: adj. Relaxed.
n
imble: adj. Light and quick in motion or action.
c
onveyance: n. That by which anything is transported.
b
atter: n. A thick liquid mixture of two or more materials beaten together, to be used in cookery.
n
ecropolis: n. A city of the dead.
t
hrall: n. One controlled by an appetite or a passion.
a
pprehend: v. To make a prisoner of (a person) in the name of the law.
a
phorism: n. Proverb.
i
rrefrangible: adj. That can not be broken or violated.
p
lasticity: n. The property of some substances through which the form of the mass can readily be changed.
o
bstinacy: n. Stubborn adherence to opinion, arising from conceit or the desire to have one's own way.
p
roclamation: n. Any announcement made in a public manner.
d
eterrent: adj. Hindering from action through fear.
c
omplicity: n. Participation or partnership, as in wrong-doing or with a wrong-doer.
r
aptorial: adj. Seizing and devouring living prey.
a
dversity: n. Misfortune.
f
ragile: adj. Capable of being broken.
a
ddendum: n. Something added, or to be added.
v
otary: adj. Consecrated by a vow or promise.
f
urlough: n. A temporary absence of a soldier or sailor by permission of the commanding officer.
g
renadier: n. A member of a regiment composed of men of great stature.
s
anction: v. To approve authoritatively.
I
liad: n. A Greek epic poem describing scenes from the siege of Troy.
p
referable: adj. More desirable than others.
a
ustere: adj. Severely simple; unadorned.
r
epudiate: v. To refuse to have anything to do with.
t
riad: n. A group of three persons of things.
d
efame: v. To slander.
t
hearchy: n. Government by a supreme deity.
f
estive: adj. Merry.
e
vanesce: v. To vanish gradually.
b
uffoonery: n. Low drollery, coarse jokes, etc.
a
nemic: adj. Affected with anemia.
c
austic: adj. Sarcastic and severe.
r
egretful: adj. Feeling, expressive of, or full of regret.
s
uperficial: adj. Knowing and understanding only the ordinary and the obvious.
s
ophism: n. A false argument understood to be such by the reasoner himself and intentionally used to deceive
n
eglectful: adj. Exhibiting or indicating omission.
e
xposition: n. Formal presentation.
d
issatisfy: v. To displease.
c
ontaminate: v. To pollute.
i
nefficiency: n. That which does not accomplish an intended purpose.
r
etention: n. The keeping of a thing within one's power or possession.
s
oluble: adj. Capable of being dissolved, as in a fluid.
a
ssessor: n. An officer whose duty it is to assess taxes.
g
aiety: n. Festivity.
p
rejudice: n. A judgment or opinion formed without due examination of the facts.
o
bituary: adj. A published notice of a death.
r
egenerate: v. To reproduce.
r
ecede: v. To move back or away.
v
erify: v. To prove to be true, exact, or accurate.
b
randish: v. To wave, shake, or flourish triumphantly or defiantly, as a sword or spear.
r
ebuff: n. A peremptory or unexpected rejection of advances or approaches.
c
ompliant: adj. Yielding.
s
pectator: n. One who beholds or looks on.
a
dhesion: n. The state of being attached or joined.
a
nalyze: v. To examine minutely or critically.
o
verhang: n. A portion of a structure which projects or hangs over.
s
upplicant: n. One who asks humbly and earnestly.
a
utarchy: n. Unrestricted power.
l
och: n. A lake.
d
iscursive: adj. Passing from one subject to another.
s
tatecraft: n. The art of conducting state affairs.
r
ejuvenate: v. To restore to youth.
r
equite: v. To repay either good or evil to, as to a person.
r
emonstrant: adj. Having the character of a reproof.
p
reposterous: adj. Utterly ridiculous or absurd.
e
xcitation: n. Intensified emotion or action.
h
ilarious: adj. Boisterously merry.
c
onvalescent: adj. Recovering health after sickness.
a
ccompanist: n. One who or that which accompanies.
b
elittle: v. To disparage.
e
stimable: adj. Worthy of respect.
d
erivation: n. That process by which a word is traced from its original root or primitive form and meaning.
m
agnificent: adj. Grand or majestic in appearance, quality, or action.
s
tiletto: n. A small dagger.
t
erse: adj. Pithy.
r
amify: v. To divide or subdivide into branches or subdivisions.
u
proarious: adj. Noisy.
i
nimical: adj. Adverse.
h
exapod: adj. Having six feet.
m
entality: n. Intellectuality.
w
itling: n. A person who has little understanding.
a
uricular: adj. Of or pertaining to the ear, its auricle, or the sense of hearing.
t
ripod: n. A three-legged stand, usually hinged near the top, for supporting some instrument.
e
ulogize: v. To speak or write a laudation of a person's life or character.
u